first_imgBayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bayport Management Limited (BAYP.mu)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBayport Management Limited avails retail financial services through its subsidiaries internationally, including Botswana, Colombia, Ghana, Mexico, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The services provided by the company include short term loans, medium term loans, micro asset and group finance products, personal loans and long term loans according the particular needs of the client. Other services availed by Bayport Management Limited involve local money transfer services, savings accounts and flexible deposits, and credit life cover and education protection insurance products. Bayport Management Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_imgCIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Limited (CIEL.mu)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileCIEL Limited is an investment company headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius. The company operates in the following segments: agriculture and property, financial services, hotels and resorts, textiles, and healthcare businesses. The activities of the company are spread out over five countries that include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, Maldives and South Africa, just to name a few. CIEL Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_imgThe bull case for the AMC share priceIgnoring the influence from speculators buying to profit from the short-squeeze, there are some reasons to be optimistic about the long-term potential of the AMC share price. And one of the main ones is the reopening of the US economy.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Much like here in the UK, for a prolonged period of 2020, cinemas around America remained closed. This decimated the firm’s gross income, with total revenue falling to $1.24bn versus $5.47bn a year before. Fortunately, cinemas have now reopened in most states, albeit at a reduced capacity.So the money is finally flowing again. And due to the relatively rapid rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, around 60% of the US population aged 18 and up have received their first dose. This is potentially excellent news for the AMC management team, as an accelerated vaccination rate might enable them to increase their cinema capacity sooner than expected.Another encouraging sign is the surprisingly stellar performance of Godzilla vs Kong that debuted in March this year. Despite many cinemas being closed worldwide, the film has become the highest-grossing release since the pandemic began. Thus demonstrating large pent-up demand among consumers to return to the big screen experience.This sounds like it could be time for the AMC share price to make a comeback after the chaos of 2020. But as promising as it seems, one look at the balance sheet made me seriously sceptical over the long-term potential of this business.Dwindling AMC potential growthDisregarding the exceptional year that was 2020, the business behind the AMC share price does not look particularly attractive to me. Why? There are a few reasons. First and foremost is the contraction of its industry. Looking at historical data, the volume of cinema tickets sold has been declining since 2002.Cinema operators like AMC have managed to offset the reduced number of tickets sold by increasing confectionary prices. However, now that streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ are either releasing films directly to their platforms or reducing the window of cinema exclusivity, maintaining growth has become quite challenging.To overcome this issue, AMC has been employing acquisitive strategies to expand its chain of locations. But this has led to an enormous build-up of debt that has pushed it to the brink of bankruptcy. In 2019, AMC had over $4.8bn of debt on its balance sheet that meant a $317m interest bill in 2020. That’s nearly three times more than the firm’s operating profits. And last year, this level of debt increased by a further $1bn.The management team is now turning to investors to raise additional capital to keep its lights on. And so, with a shrinking market size, an enormous pile of loan obligations, and a massive amount of equity dilution ahead, the AMC share price definitely looks like a bubble waiting to burst, in my opinion. Therefore I won’t be adding the shares to my portfolio. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Following the infamous short-squeeze on GameStop‘s share price, AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) has become the new darling among speculators. Over the last 12 months, the AMC share price is up over 400%. And year-to-date, the stock price has surged by 12 times. That’s some extraordinary growth. But is this a bubble about to burst? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Is the AMC Entertainment share price a bubble? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter December 2, 2016 at 11:37 pm Nothing says Christmas more than a decorated, lit Christmas tree. One of the best things about putting up the tree is that the decorating possibilities are literally endless. From the variety of ornaments that are available to color choices, ribbon, garland, tinsel and so on, you can create a one-of-a-kind tree.If you’re not sure where to start, here is a look at 5 popular Christmas tree decor options.The Farmhouse Look The farmhouse look has become popular in all facets of interior design. Many people are using reclaimed wood to make furniture or artwork and incorporating interior sliding barn doors to create separation between rooms has been popular for the last few years. The farmhouse look can also be used in your Christmas decor.How to achieve the Farmhouse Look:Creating the farmhouse look is all about picking a natural, earth-toned colors and thinking about incorporating unique textures.“The farmhouse look uses tan, cream, grey and browns with natural finishes such as wood and metal.Icy/Snowy Winter LookAlthough we don’t get a lot of snow in Apopka, you can create your own winter wonderland with a an icy/snowy effect on your Christmas.How to achieve the icy/snowy look:String classic white lights on your tree and use ornaments that remind you of winter weather like snowflakes, icicles, snowmen and ice skates, all in a crisp blue and white palette. Consider purchasing some flocking spray to spray your tree or other greenery you have or buy pre-flocked decor for an added touch of winter. The Vintage LookGo retro this year with a vintage themed tree. You’ll find yourself staring at the tree to take in all the vintage ornaments and it offers a great conversation piece for you and your guests if you are hosting any holiday parties.How to achieve the vintage look:You can get inspired by this vintage tree, which is a throwback to the 1950s. They used woody station wagon ornaments, as well as 50’s red Chevy pickups, campers, vintage Santa’s, trees and reindeer.Red & WhiteWhen we think of Christmas colors, we automatically think red & white. Traditional red & white never go out of style.How to achieve the red & white look:This trend is quite simple to achieve and the result is really gorgeous. Simply stick to these two classic colors when selecting ornaments and use a white tree if possible to really pull off the red & white effect. Since you’re going for a color theme, using large ornaments, like the balls and candy canes seen below, really make the colors pop.MagnoliaMagnolias are a quintessential Southern plant and they make for great Christmas decor. The white/cream color of their petals blends in perfectly with a green (or even white) Christmas tree, as well as with other greenery.How to achieve the Magnolia look:Grab some fake magnolia blooms and place them in your tree, wherever you would like. If you just wanted magnolias on your tree, that would be beautiful, but you could also add white and gold ornaments, as those colors compliment magnolias. Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear 1 COMMENT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Miacenter_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Creative styles you should take a look at… Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! I’m fond of the icy frosty winter look. TAGSChristmas Trees Previous articleSecond Harvest accepting job applicationsNext articleStill time to donate to Orange County toy drive Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

first_img Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Forecasters predict a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, and a 25 percent chance of a below-normal season for the upcoming hurricane season, which extends from June 1st to November 30th. NOAA’s hurricane-specific model – the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast system – will be upgraded to offer greater resolution than ever before, increasing model resolution from 1.2 miles to 0.9 miles (2 km to 1.5 km) near the center of a storm. Additionally, the Hurricanes in a Multi-scale Ocean coupled Non-hydrostatic model was first implemented in 2017 and will undergo upgrades for the 2018 season to include greater resolution, new physics, and coupling with ocean models. The Anatomy of Fear Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The possibility of a weak El Nino developing, along with near-average sea surface temperatures across the tropical Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, are two of the factors driving this outlook. These factors are set upon a backdrop of atmospheric and oceanic conditions that are conducive to hurricane development and have been producing stronger Atlantic hurricane seasons since 1995.“NOAA’s observational and modeling enhancements for the 2018 season put us on the path to deliver the world’s best regional and global weather models,” said Neil Jacobs, Ph.D., assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction. “These upgrades are key to improving hurricane track and intensity forecasts, allowing NOAA to deliver the best science and service to the nation.” The new polar-orbiting satellite, NOAA-20, will join the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite and use a suite of sophisticated instruments to gather high-resolution data from around the globe to feed NOAA’s weather models, driving the 3-7 day weather forecast that is critical to preparedness and effective evacuations. Really, let’s NOT say, ” Welcome to the 2018 hurricane season”, like the headline above states…..let’s say STAY AWAY, AND DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT COMING AROUND HERE AND HANGING OUT, you hateful hurricanes! NOAA’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites is more robust than ever with the successful launch of the GOES-17 satellite in March. This satellite, along with the GOES-16 satellite – now GOES-East – contribute to a comprehensive picture of weather throughout the Western Hemisphere, allowing forecasters to observe storms as they develop. Mama Mia Please enter your name here TAGSHurricane SeasonNOAA Previous articleHurricane preparation? There’s a tax incentive for thatNext articlePulse nightclub memorial opens today Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dr. Gerry Bell, the lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, gives a summary of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season outlook. NOAA’s National Hurricane Center will make the Arrival Time of Tropical-Storm-Force Winds graphics operational for this hurricane season. One graphic displays the “earliest reasonable” arrival time of tropical-storm-force winds, at which point further preparedness activities could be hindered. A second graphic displays the “most-likely” arrival time of tropical-storm-force winds. “With the advances made in hardware and computing over the course of the last year, the ability of NOAA scientists to both predict the path of storms and warn Americans who may find themselves in harm’s way is unprecedented,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “The devastating hurricane season of 2017 demonstrated the necessity for prompt and accurate hurricane forecasts.”NOAA’s forecasters predict a 70-percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which 6 become hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes. I am glad the H name for the hurricanes this year is Helene and not Herman. I personally don’t want a Herman Cane coming around here, or a Herman Cain coming around here either…..lol Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The National Weather Service will run a version of the Global Forecast System (called FV3 GFS) with a new dynamic core alongside the current GFS model – often referred to as the American model – during the 2018 season. This will mark the first dynamic core upgrade to NOAA’s flagship weather model in more than 35 years, representing the first step in re-engineering NOAA’s models to provide the best possible science-based predictions for the nation. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 2 COMMENTS Please enter your comment! June 2, 2018 at 8:01 pm NOAA predicting 10-16 named stormsFrom the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia NOAA’s suite of sophisticated technologies – from next-generation models and satellite data to new and improved forecast and graphical products – enable decision makers and the general public to take action before, during, and after hurricanes, helping to build a more “Weather-Ready Nation.” New tools available this year to assist in hurricane forecasts and communications include: June 2, 2018 at 7:31 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here “Preparing ahead of a disaster is the responsibility of all levels of government, the private sector and the public,” said acting FEMA Deputy Administrator Daniel Kaniewski. “It only takes one storm to devastate a community so now is the time to prepare. Do you have adequate insurance, including flood insurance? Does your family have a communication and evacuation plan? Stay tuned to your local news and download the FEMA app to get alerts, and make sure you heed any warnings issued by local officials.”In addition to the Atlantic hurricane season outlook, NOAA also issued seasonal hurricane outlooks for the eastern and central Pacific basins. An 80 percent chance of a near- or above-normal season is predicted for both the eastern and central Pacific regions. The eastern Pacific outlook calls for a 70-percent probability of 14 to 20 named storms, of which 7 to 12 are expected to become hurricanes, including 3 to 7 major hurricanes. The central Pacific outlook calls for a 70-percent probability of 3 to 6 tropical cyclones, which includes tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes.NOAA will update the 2018 Atlantic seasonal outlook in early August, just prior to the peak of the season.last_img read more

first_img Photographs Feng Shui House / Steffen Welsch ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFeng Shui House / Steffen Welsch Architects “COPY” Architects: Steffen Welsch Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Area:  134 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Feng Shui House / Steffen Welsch Architects 2020 Manufacturers: Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH), Colorbond, Weathertex, Osmo Polyx Oils, Urban Edge CeramicsSave this picture!© Shannon McGrathRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The practice of Feng Shui finds its origins in China, going back about 6,000 years. It literally translates to “wind and water” and is a concept aiming to design and plan buildings and their surroundings for harmony and happiness. Feng Shui calls on you to organise objects to allow for the flow of what is referred to as natural energy seen as moving through a space and all living things. In this context it is understood that a building’s layout, colours and materials affect the flow of energy.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathFeng Sui design applies three core principles: allow energy to flow, balance between natural elements with their own sets of attributes including colour, texture and shape, and place objects that represent your life’s journey within a space. To a Westerner only vaguely familiar with some of the specific theories and ideas, there is a surprising correlation between Feng Shui and what we would call “good design”: sun light access, air and ventilation, balance of natural light, equal relationship between inside and out, comfort and privacy, balance of materials, a well organised environment.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathSave this picture!© Shannon McGrath The old terrace house was restored, a new curved timber wall at the end of the hallway works as both a link between old and new and a barrier to the street. The extension is separated with a courtyard for sunlight into the old, and natural light and ventilation into the new house. The hall linking terrace with extension was widened for a study with outdoor access. The curved timber wall, enclosing a store, leads into the kitchen planned to greet visitors at arrival and overlooking the courtyard and study.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!SectionBehind the store, a stair void appears. The back is coloured reflecting light into space below. Colour and materials only reveal themselves gradually, a design move often applied by Mexican architect Louis Barragan and one of my favourites. Between stair and kitchen, we placed the dining room, a busy, engaging, and open space, designed to encourage conversation.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe lounge room walls were skewed and stretched, drawing sunlight and garden into the dining room. The stairwell itself forms a large void prioritising space over utilities. It appears oversized. However, the benefits are obvious: elevated beyond providing access, the stair creates a light-filled and generous living space on a small footprint.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe timber floor of the dining continues into the ceiling of the adjacent lounge, a retreat with a sense of calmness looking back into the house, courtyard, and out into the garden. The upstairs rooms, more exposed to sun, wind, and rain are formed and finished to achieve a balance between shelter from elements and exploring views into the distance.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe best form of interaction is coincidental and the skill lies in planning the coincidence. Some layout and design decisions were made for this purpose evident in the brick platforms for seats facing dining space or lounge to allow for interaction. Like any building project, the Feng Shui house aims to balance user needs with cost, both financial and environmental.To build climate-conscious requires building less, and in order to be accepted, we need to build better qualities with lesser means. We trust this has been achieved by applying principles of balance, meticulous planning, and playing with space and scale.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathProject gallerySee allShow lessAvlakia House / ARP – Architecture Research PracticeSelected ProjectsMH Office / Gendai SekkeiSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952654/feng-shui-house-steffen-welsch-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/952654/feng-shui-house-steffen-welsch-architects Clipboardcenter_img Houses CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australia Photographs:  Shannon McGrath Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Shannon McGrath+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeSteffen Welsch ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on December 04, 2020Cite: “Feng Shui House / Steffen Welsch Architects” 04 Dec 2020. 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first_imgNew trusts and major gifts fundraiser at The Sick Children’s Trust About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 20 June 2011 | News Charles Coldman has been appointed as the new trusts and major gifts fundraiser at The Sick Children’s Trust, the charity which provides free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation for families whose children are seriously ill in hospital.Coldman, 27, is tasked with working with the head of fundraising, Jane Featherstone, to develop and implement a fundraising strategy to secure income, and to develop and maintain a strong network of donors to broaden the charity’s supporter base.He joins The Sick Children’s Trust after founding African Promise in 2008, a small international development charity, which works with primary schools in Kenya.He said: “I wanted to be an integral part of a small but ambitious charity where I can have a tangible impact. I’d heard about The Sick Children’s Trust through a family friend and this role ticked all the boxes. I’m hugely excited by the new challenge and at the prospect of helping with the exciting growth plans of the charity.”www.sickchildrenstrust.orglast_img read more

first_img Tagged with: auction Events Finance payment  247 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 27 March 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Advertisement Givergy switches to Stripe Connect for payment handling  248 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Auction and live event fundraising platform Givergy has now integrated with Stripe Connect for all its payment handling around the world, covering 136 currencies from its operations in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. This will enable them to provide a faster and easier transfer of funds raised through live event and online auctions to charities.With Stripe Connect, charities will now get paid automatically at the end of their payment collection period into their own secure sub-account. This will eliminate any risk of delayed charity payment by removing Givergy as the aggregator, and remove the need for manual reconciliation.Stripe allows both individuals and businesses to accept digital payments. It differs from other payment systems such as PayPal in that the user tends not to be aware that they are using Stripe. Stripe is typically used by developers to link to their systems via an API.Rachael Kirkham, Head of Client Services at Givergy, said:“Stripe is fundamentally changing the way we work with our charity partners. Anyone in the world can donate or participate in an auction at any point in time and the charity will receive their funds raised quicker and fully reconciled than ever before.”Givergy’s COO, Jon Douglas added:“To put it simply, Stripe will revolutionise the efficiency with which we connect the consumer and charity. This integration was not only a necessary step in improving our business here in the UK, but is integral to our ambitions abroad. By having one payment platform for all territories we can continue to deliver outstanding results for all existing and future clients.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Jean-Lou Chameau, the eighth president of the California Institute of Technology, announced his intent to step down from the position in a letter to the Caltech community today. Chameau plans to leave later this year.President Chameau has served Caltech with excellence and distinction, stimulating innovation and expanding resources for high-risk, high-reward research,” said David Lee, chair of the Board of Trustees. “We are extremely grateful for his leadership as president, and we wish him success in his next endeavor.” Chameau informed the full Board of Trustees of his decision today.Caltech was named #1 on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2011 and 2012. The international publication noted that Caltech’s faculty have the highest research citation rate in the world and are regularly recognized with the top honors in their fields. Since 2006, Chameau has promoted Caltech’s multidisciplinary approach to research and education, supporting the development of programs in areas of societal impact, including energy, information technology, medical science, and the environment. Chameau also led initiatives to enhance students’ educational experiences, increase the diversity of the community, advance entrepreneurial opportunities for faculty and students, and enhance the partnership between Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA.As Chameau reflected on his tenure at Caltech, he identified the greatest accomplishments as belonging to the Institute’s faculty and students, whom he described as talented colleagues who share a commitment to excellence and the desire to have a disproportionate impact on science and society. “The discoveries, recognition, and impact of the Caltech faculty in a typical year are the envy of our peers. The opportunity to interact with such a special group, and to support their endeavors, is a reward in itself,” said Chameau.Upon his resignation, Chameau will lead the recently created King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. Chameau, holder of the Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Chair at Caltech, was formerly provost of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).Board chair David Lee continued, “Caltech is in a much stronger position now compared to a few years ago. Together with John Dabiri, chair of the faculty, we are organizing the presidential search committee to recruit and select the next president to serve Caltech.”About the California Institute of Technology: Caltech is a private university in Pasadena, California, recognized for its highly select student body of approximately 900 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate students, and for its outstanding faculty. Since 1928, Caltech’s faculty and alumni have garnered 32 Nobel Prizes and 68 have been awarded the National Medal of Science or Technology. Over one‐third of Caltech’s 300 faculty members have been elected to the U.S. National Academies. In addition to its prestigious on-campus research program, Caltech operates the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the W.M. Keck Observatory in Mauna Kea, the Palomar Observatory and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). For more information, visit www.caltech.edu. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img HerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Subscribe News Feature Stories Chameau to Step Down as Caltech President From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 | 3:38 pm Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The mortgage fraud case against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort has been dismissed, according to Law360. Manhattan, New York Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley threw out the indictment on Wednesday morning, which charged Manafort with residential mortgage fraud, attempted residential mortgage fraud, scheme to defraud, conspiracy and falsifying business records, Law360 reports.Manafort had pled not guilty to the charges in June, and in September, his attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the case, which accuses him of plotting and executing a mortgage fraud in New York “to illegally obtain millions of dollars,” according to prosecutors.His lawyers argued that the indictment was “politically charged” and an “improper attempt at successive prosecutions”“This is politics at its worst, and while we expect that Mr. Manafort’s rights ultimately will be vindicated in this case, he should not be further punished in the interim through pre-trial detention on Rikers Island,” Manafort’s attorney, Todd Blanche of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP wrote in the May letter, in which he also previewed his double jeopardy defense.A spokesman for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said an appeal would be forthcoming.”We will appeal today’s decision and will continue working to ensure that Mr. Manafort is held accountable for the criminal conduct against the people of New York that is alleged in the indictment,” Manhattan DA spokesman Danny Frost said.Manafort is currently serving a 7½ year federal prison term for two separate convictions: in Washington, D.C., for obstruction and unsanctioned lobbying work, and in Virginia for bank and tax fraud.In a written order, Judge Wiley said in order to qualify for an exception to New York’s “relatively broad statutory protection against double jeopardy,” prosecutors needed to show that each offense contains a different element, and that the statutory provisions defining the offense are designed to prevent “very different kinds of harm or evil.”While the government has shown the federal and state charges contain different elements, Judge Wiley said their aims are too similar to warrant an exception to the protection against double jeopardy. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago December 18, 2019 3,650 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2019-12-18 Seth Welborncenter_img Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Court Dismisses Manafort Mortgage Fraud Case Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Court Dismisses Manafort Mortgage Fraud Case Previous: Wolters Kluwer Gains Industry Recognition Next: ‘Confidence and Stability’ Coming to Housing Market Subscribelast_img read more

first_img Comments are closed. Allegations of institutional racismhave been raised in an audit of HR practices in aid agencies. The results haveshocked the sector and sparked moves to address the issues raisedWe are now quite usedto seeing organisations labelled institutionally racist. The police, the Army –it seems that most of the upright pillars of society are riddled with it. But surelynot aid agencies? The brave people who go out to help the wounded and dig outpeople from the rubble of earthquakes?Sadly, it seems thateven they are not immune, as a report published last month has shown. Thefirst-ever audit of HR practice in the sector, Ahead of the Field, looks at howseven agencies have implemented a code of best practice in HR management.Central to the processwas consultation with staff. When the agencies piloting the code asked fieldstaff whether their HR policies were effective, efficient, fair andtransparent, the answer came back “no”. And for many it was thedifference between the treatment and opportunities offered to expatriate andlocally recruited staff that was at issue.The report puts itdelicately, saying, “With its traditions of voluntarism and inheritancefrom colonial or missionary institutions, as well as the diverse stakeholderenvironments within which it operates, the aid sector is not immune fromprejudice or institutional racism.”Let us be clear. This isnot another Stephen Lawrence racism case but the rather more routine story ofdifferent treatment meted out to staff recruited back home in the UK comparedwith so-called “national staff” – the people recruited locally.The surveys andconsultations carried out by agencies throw up concerns about differences intraining opportunities, salaries, job opportunities and the use of appraisalsystems. One comment in the report brings the issue right down to brass tacks:”Staff [in Nairobi and Kigali] felt that the statement, ‘The organisationdoes not care equally about national and international staff’ was generallytrue.”The notion that theycould be considered guilty of institutional racism strikes at the heart of whataid agencies stand for. Many organisations have long-cherished statements ofprinciple that enshrine equal treatment for all, regardless of race, creed,colour or gender. They stand up for the rights of the disenfranchised anddisempowered.Ivan Scott, directorof the International Health Exchange, a small agency that specialises inrecruiting and training health staff to work in developing countries, isunhappy with the racism label. “I think that’s a strong way of putting itand a lot of people in this sector would be offended by that,” he says.”It is a very difficult issue.”The Ahead of the Fieldreport does not overplay this finding and in fairness it is only a small partof a report that focuses on a much wider range of HR issues such as health andsafety, training and support and general good management. Nevertheless, it isan important point and one that many in the aid world feel uncomfortablediscussing.Martin Bell MP, theformer BBC journalist and now independent politician, urged the aid agenciesnot to buck the issue when he addressed the report’s launch conference on 23March in London.”One issue thattroubles me is the difference in duty of care as it applies to your expatriatestaff and your local staff,” he said. “Sometimes there is nothing youcan do, and I am thinking here of March 1999 in Kosovo when agencies left theirlocal staff to their fate. But more broadly we have to think of the wholefamily of aid workers and not just the people we bring in. We have to think ofthe local staff who risk their lives just as much.”The report points outthat different living standards account for some of the difference in salaries– supporting a family in a developing country just does not compare to the costof supporting a family in the UK. But the agencies found some common prejudicesand fears which, it says, need to be addressed.Members of the publicwho donate money want to see their own nationals delivering the aid, forexample. Governments which fund the majority of aid work are also perceived towant one of their expatriates in charge. There is a fear of corruption if hostcountry staff are recruited to senior positions.Other issues arisefrom the nature of the agencies, such as faith-based groups who only recruitpeople from specific religions, some from gender issues in developing countrieswhere certain professions are only open to men. There may also be skills gapsamong host country staff.Scott says, “Thisis a tough business to break into and even tougher for people from poorercountries. In some ways the sacrifices they have to make are even bigger thanfor Europeans and they have fewer choices.”It is a questionof trying to get a balance between good equal opportunities – being inclusiveand seeking to develop your staff from whatever source you can get them andplanning your workforce – and finding the supply of workers you need in a toughmarketplace.”Scott feels that manyagencies have begun to address the issue and the evidence from the pilotagencies – of which IHE is one – backs him up. The British Red Cross has begunto sponsor delegates from developing countries through its training programme.Tearfund is also addressing differences in the way it treats its staff (seebelow).Bobby Lambert,director of another of the pilot agencies, engineering specialist RedR, is alsolooking to the wider recruitment pool. Many European countries are nowexperiencing shortages of specialist professionals prepared to work in disasterareas, yet agencies need all the skilled staff they can get.”Our approach isthat we will recruit on merit and deploy according to need,” he says.”RedR engineers from the Democratic Republic of Congo are now working inKosovo, for example, while an Indian earthquake engineer is now working in ElSalvador. You do run into glitches, such as donor countries looking to fundtheir own nationals. But if there are people capable of working in other areasof the world we are keen to have them.”The seven agenciesinvolved in Ahead of the Field – the British Red Cross, Concern Worldwide,Health Unlimited, International Health Exchange, Missionary Aviation FellowshipEurope, RedR and Tearfund – are all pledged to an ongoing cycle of action plansand audit. Oxfam is about to finish its own audit soon and another 13organisations are members of the Independent People in Aid charity whichdesigned the code of practice. Each of them will be under scrutiny to see howthey perform in future.Tearfund rethinkWhen Tearfund askedits staff about its HR policies with a questionnaire sent out to more than 100staff, very few of the national staff responded. That was possibly the firstindication that something was wrong.”We redesignedthe questionnaire and began to get the responses,” says internationaldirector Ian Wallace. What they found was enough to prompt a major rethink tobegin to address inequalities.”We had donequite a lot of recruiting in recent years of quite senior staff overseas to actas regional advisers,” he says. “But they were coming under differentcontractual terms from the people we recruit here. These people felt, quiterightly, they were not being cared for as well as staff recruited in the UK.”It was not simply amatter of putting everyone on the same salary and that being that, he says.”It has been a difficult issue to address. How do our terms and conditionsrelate to the local environment and the local market? “We have saidnationals and aid workers should be on identical terms and conditions but thatwe need to find a way to relate the UK-equivalent to their overseas equivalent.We are working on that at the moment.”Another problem areaswas the degree to which information about Tearfund as an organisation filtereddown to national staff. “That was probably a more important issue and alsoone we are working on.”The third issue wastraining. While expat staff might be flown out to a training course with theirexpenses covered, the same was not true for national staff. Tearfund hasstipulated that future disaster response budgets must include provision forthem too. By Daloni Carlisle-Pesic,a journalist who was working for the British Red Cross during the time of itsaudit The enemy withinOn 10 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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TheUniversity was created as an exclusively STEM-focused publicuniversity that offers high-value undergraduate and graduatedegrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focuson economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated topreparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, FloridaPolytechnic University blends traditional subject matter masterywith problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide studentswith learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and acareer of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses insmall class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to facultyexperience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and researchmission.Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term definedappointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, thatsubstantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment andprogression in rank upon completion of a significant review ofaccomplishments.Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-moderncampus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway betweenTampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines smalltown comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High-Tech Corridor ishome to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has morethan 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college.Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World,Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thrivingperforming art centers. 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Associate Professor or Professor – Computer Science (InteractiveGraphical Applications)Job Description SummaryThe Department of Computer Science at Florida PolytechnicUniversity invites applications for an Associate Professor orProfessor with broad teaching capacity that supports bothundergraduate degrees and with research specialization thatsupports interactive graphical applications. The Computer Sciencedepartment is home to the largest undergraduate program in theUniversity which delivers an ABET accredited degree in ComputerScience with specialization areas in Game Development, CyberSecurity, Software Engineering, and Autonomous Systems. 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Thedepartment also delivers a Masters of Science degree in ComputerScience and the expansion of the faculty will be critical togrowing the size of this graduate program.Ideally, applicants will provide evidence of prior success inteaching (both undergraduate and graduate) and research with anestablished record of independent research funding, publicationhistory in high quality, peer reviewed journals, and supervision ofgraduate and/or undergraduate students.Job DescriptionMINIMUM QUALIFICATION: DESIRED / PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Diversity Statement:Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal accessinstitution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provideequal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities toall (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants foradmission, students, and others affiliated with the University)without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,veteran status or genetic information.Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please besure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field beforecontinuing through the application. Once your applicationhas been submitted, no changes may be made and additionalattachments will not be considered.An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable duringthe application process. For positions requiring a degree, theofficial transcripts are required upon hire.Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United Statesrequire a equivalency statement from a certified transcriptevaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of anaccredited institution within the USA. This report must be attachedwith the application and submitted by the applicationdeadline.All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date ofthe job announcements.This position requires a background check, which may includea level II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04. Cover letterCurriculum VitaeStatement of Research InterestsStatement of Teaching PhilosophyList of at least 3 professional references (names and contactinformation)Unofficial copy of the Ph.D./M.Sc. transcriptlast_img read more

first_imgThis year should see record returns for plant bakers. As good news stories go, that is not a bad one to kick off the New Year. And it is all down to confident pricing on branded sliced loaves, says a leading city analyst. A better understanding of consumer trends is driving competition where price was once king. Meanwhile, the gains from premiumisation of the market have yet to be fully mined. In fact, a “fundamental change in plant baking economics” is underway, no less.These are the views of industry expert David Lang of city analysts Investec, who believes a completely new plant baking business model is being created. “Ten years ago, most plant bakers had to run flat out to eke a profit. A few sacks a week were often the difference between a profit and a loss,” he says.But the upturn in baking and retail has seen UK bread value nearly treble profitability from a decade ago. Mr Lang says a distinct shift from a commodity mindset towards a marketing one has brought a fundamental shift in the economies of plant baking. Looking ahead, he predicts that over the next 10 years plant baking should see a continuation of price rises, improvements in quality, with production becoming more flexible, and deep-rooted shortcomings in the distribution chain overcome.Changing demographicsAnd the demographic tectonic plates will continue to move, shaking up how plant bakers approach their product portfolio. Increasingly, consumers are trading up – a forecast that is set to continue for at least the next five years, according to futurologists. An increase in the number of affluent shoppers will be mirrored by a corresponding decline at the middle and bottom end of the scale.While this may be good news for premium brands and speciality lines, private label is likely to fall further behind. UK prices remain among the cheapest in Europe, notes Mr Lang, but premium-branded innovations will continue to drive up prices. “The move is away from the old manic, capacity driven, price-obsessed, flour-dominated, commodity game, towards something much more closely aligned to the rest of consumer goods civilisation,” comments Mr Lang. “For private label, Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference could point to a possible premium way forward. But big questions are begged about the down-at-heel standard product. Improved quality and ‘reassuringly expensive’ looks the only way forward, particularly as below-cost supply has been nuked.”He cites the wrapped ‘bakery occasions’ snacking market as providing opportunities for incremental sales for plant bakers. This category includes traditional and continental breakfast items, cakes and fruited snacks, and is valued at £677m, with growth of 7.3% (AC Nielsen Scantrack, 52w/e July 2005). Unlike the closely related £209m rolls and baps category (up 5.5% in value year-on-year), where the big brands have a representative presence, bakery occasions supply is splintered, he comments. “Some areas like fruited snacks, and crumpets are getting increased attention. In others, like speciality breads, the brands struggle to stretch with consumers demanding authenticity. Look at Poilåne French Country Bread, shipped from Paris. It’s flying off Waitrose’s shelves at £4.99 a kilo.”Developing ‘parallel’ brands could provide one solution for plant bakers to break into niche markets, best illustrated by Cadbury’s acquisition of organic chocolate brand Green & Black’s in early 2005. But greater activity from the major bakery players is inevitable, says Mr Lang. “The bakery occasions opportunity is too big for the majors to miss, particularly as it’s in line with premium, luxury and lifestyle trends.“When people get richer they don’t eat more, they eat better – market growth becomes all about premiumisation,” explains Mr Lang. “Consumer branding and customer management are becoming paramount, with efficient, high-quality production and service.” Interestingly, he speculates that the trade up could ultimately be at the expense of the multiples, with people more inclined to seek out specialists and small independents. As consumers get richer, the supermarket share of growth declines, he says – a shift that would benefit local shops, petrol stations and railway station concourses. Because of this possible fragmentation of the retail trade, a 40-year bakery consolidation trend could be halted as bread is baked closer to market.But the retail trade has played a key role in squeezing out value bread and backing the brands, he adds. “My rough calculations suggest supermarket bread operating margins of approaching 20%, and that’s despite a break-even situation in private label. So the bread department’s been restored to rude health.”Although promotion still plays too big a part in the industry’s marketing mix, long-term brand-building investment and media spend is on the up. “Moreover, managements – particularly British Bakeries’ – have felt confident enough to take pricing on to an entirely new plane. An already yawning price gap between branded and private label has been stretched beyond breaking point, and still sales are shifting to the brands. Consumers seem to want the reassurance that premium pricing brings.”However, improvements still need to be made with the supply chain, he observes. “Quality doesn’t just mean good ingredients and bread baked by proper bakers; it means freshness too,” says Mr Lang. “Shorter delivery lead times, with fresher bread and improved service levels, requires a less extended and more flexible supply chain”. “Distribution can run at more than 10p a loaf and it’s often massively inefficient. Ultimately, we could see more smaller, strategically placed units, making a broader range of fresher products delivered through the day.” Over £300m of cost could be at stake – a figure that is rising with increasing energy costs and regulation, he says. Flour costsPlant baking is also seeing a change from being production driven to marketing led. But the future cost of flour could emerge as an issue, says Mr Lang. “The last decade has been a doddle for flour buyers. Prices have fallen sharply, with partial recovery relatively gentle. “Looking ahead, life could become a lot more dangerous. Up for grabs are the last vestiges of European agricultural export subsidies. If they don’t go in 2007/8 then they’ll come under even greater attack afterwards. Their demise seems inevitable.”Consequently, the long-term future for UK millers is uncertain. “The huge increase in UK wheat production since Common Market entry is already showing signs of faltering,” says Mr Lang. “By 2008/9 flour millers could struggle to find adequate domestic supply. Millers could start to see much more volatile grist costs. For some, the experience could be terminal.”So, how will the plant baking landscape look in 2015, and will the ‘Big Three’ – British Bakeries, Allied Bakeries and Warburtons – still dominate? “There is no question that three overlapping brands plus own-brand is too complicated for the chains,” says Mr Lang. “Waitrose could be pointing the way with its British Bakeries/Warburtons duopoly experiment.”British Bakeries has been “fearless” in its price leadership, although it has been investing a lot less than its peers, Mr Lang comments. Meanwhile, Allied’s new CEO Brian Robinson, could be the fillip that Allied needs, he adds.Warburtons’ advantageFor the eventual winner, however, some pundits find it hard to look further than Warburtons. “Having ownership and management in the same hands is a priceless advantage,” he says. It could also be strengthened by expansion into new regions. “With Warburtons opening up in Wales next year and establishing a bridgehead to attack British Bakeries’ west country citadel, the battle for the south of England is going to hot up.”But the fight will not just involve the Big Three, he says. “Harry Kear plans to re-establish the Rathbones brand. His lock-in with Morrisons could provide a strong expansion base and history says you under-estimate him at your peril.” The same goes for Brace’s, he observes. “It’s got brilliant Welsh credentials and is already eating into the south west.” Moreover, with Rathbone Kear back on an even keel, and with a miniaturised Harvestime likely to follow, higher returns are expected across the trade, and in particular Allied, he comments.Mr Lang’s working title for the talk he gave at British Baker’s Baking Industry Summit was ‘Pimp My Loaf’ – a reference to the TV programme Pimp My Ride, in which clapped out cars are transformed with a radical makeover. It is a sage analogy for an industry already on the right road.last_img read more

first_imgI am writing to support John Gillespie’s idea, outlined in a recent issue of British Baker, for an industry that speaks with one voice.The National Association of Master Bakers, which is the association for craft bakers in England and Wales, would be delighted to give its backing.There are currently various sectors of the baking industry going off at a tangent with no strategy or coordination, so yes, it is time to get moving on a new coordinating council.The suggestion of Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association as an Academy Centre for Baking (letters, British Baker July 13) also appears to be a sound suggestion.Gill Brooks LonicanChief ExecutiveNAMB, Hertslast_img read more

first_img Pinterest Twitter By Network Indiana – June 4, 2020 1 360 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill on the state of race relations Facebook WhatsApp (Photo supplied) INDIANAPOLIS — The deaths of black people at the hands of police officers, whether they be white or black, is a delicate issue in America today.Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill certainly understands the perspective of both sides of the coin, both as a black man and a law enforcement official. Hill says  peaceful protesters have valid reasons to be upset.“There is a problem in this country with the level of violence that seems to be happening towards African-American males. We need to address it,” Hill said. “But, on the same token, we need to do so in a proper manner.”He calls the riots, looting, and destruction of property in cities like Indianapolis “troubling”, but that the riots themselves are a “separate issue.”“It’s imperative the angst of the black community,” Hill added. “Slavery is a legacy that lives on today in the minds and hearts of black citizens. When a black person walks into a restaurant or walks into a store and someone is looking at them more so than a white individual.”Hill also alluded to the viral video of a woman in Central Park in New York City of an argument between a black man and a white woman walking her dog who was not on a leash.“The woman was some several feet away from the black gentleman and threatened him by using the trigger words: ‘an African-American man is threatening me’,” he said. “So as to say that an African-American man threatening her was more dangerous than a white man threatening her.”Hill said we as a greater society need to start better recognizing that these are the types of things African-Americans are experiencing in today’s society.“Here is the reality, each of us harbors stereotypes, implicit biases, prejudgments on other people,” said Hill. “It may be subtle. But we all have that baggage in our systems. It’s imperative that the first thing we do is a self-examination and recognize and acknowledge that we have that shortcoming. We can acknowledge that shortcoming … we can be more forgiving of the person who we accuse of having that shortcoming.”However, Hill is not laying all the blame on people who do not understand the perspective of African-Americans.“On the other hand we also have to preserve the role of law enforcement and the rule of law in this country,” Hill said. “It is absolutely vital to the protection of everybody in the community but also the black community. So there is a big, heavy lift of understanding that needs to take place from all sides.” Previous articlePerson struck, killed by train in western St. Joseph CountyNext articleNo spectators for IndyCar, NASCAR races on Fourth of July weekend at IMS Network Indiana Google+ Google+ IndianaNews Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgIn a time when a U.S. president has been known to call journalists the “enemy of the people,” the everyday work of reporting the news has rarely been more challenging. That’s how Margaret Sullivan, the media columnist for The Washington Post, sees it.Following the death of New York Times media analyst David Carr in 2015, Sullivan is one of the few national voices in print and on the web who speaks hard truths about the embattled news industry’s shortcomings and offers thoughtful remedies amid heightened public skepticism about the value that journalists bring to society.Sullivan, former editor of The Buffalo News, rose to national attention in 2012 when she became the first female public editor of the Times, charged with holding it ethically accountable for its actions. She moved to The Post in 2016.On campus this week for a visit to the Shorenstein Center at Harvard Kennedy School, Sullivan spoke with the Gazette about the state of the news business, why it was a mistake for The Times to eventually eliminate the public editor position, and what young journalists should know about the craft.Q&AMargaret SullivanGAZETTE: The media have been a big part of the news in the last year or two. What’s the state of journalism today? What should reporters and editors be doing that they’re not?SULLIVAN: I think we are in a period of incredible turmoil. And in some news organizations I would even go so far as to say chaos. But we’re in a time of great change. We’re under attack, certainly, from the president.On the issue of trust, I have a more nuanced point of view. I spent this past summer really trying to talk to non-coastal, regular folks about their feelings about the news media. I came away feeling like the reality wasn’t quite what I had seen portrayed in public opinion polls. It was a more nuanced picture than that. A lot of people don’t think the news media is perfect, but they do feel like they can get credible information from their own news media. There is sort of a split between this idea of “the media” that’s out there and “my media,” which is more trusted. So, if you read The Boston Globe and look at The New York Times online and listen to NPR, you feel like, “Yes, I know what’s going on.” But if I were to ask you about “the media,” you might get this idea that I’m talking about all kinds of things: Facebook, Sean Hannity, CNN. So I don’t think we’re defining it well. I think it’s extremely misleading to talk about “the media” as if it’s some sort of cohesive entity. It isn’t. I think it needs to be examined a little more closely, and that [will begin] to give us a better picture.In terms of what journalists should be doing at this point, part of what’s going on is we’re covering a president who is unlike any other. And so, we can’t really just do things the same old way and expect that to work. Some of the things I’m seeing that I think are good involve the new emphasis on fact-checking. Fact-checking done in real time is extremely important. Any kind of explainer journalism is very helpful. Take this whole thing with the [Rep. Devin] Nunes memo: If you asked people to explain that to you, I think they would have a hard time doing so except as a fight between the president and Republicans in Congress and the Democrats. Can people really describe what the issues are? Probably not. So I think we need to do a better job of catching people up on issues so they can have a better understanding.GAZETTE: There was much hand-wringing after the election about the press coverage. Has the media learned lessons from the start of the 2016 presidential campaign?SULLIVAN: I think we’re doing a better job with paying attention to some of the parts of the country that we weren’t very much in tune with — at least some news organizations are. I can speak about The Washington Post for one, which has something called the America Desk, that makes an effort to cover all of the United States and get away from just the Acela corridor. The Post was doing that before as well, but now we’re doing more of it. Part of the reason for that is that we know we didn’t capture the feeling of the country fully, and election night was a big wake-up call.GAZETTE: At a time when trust in the news is low, and demand for accountability and reader engagement are high, why have so many newspapers, including The Post and The Times, done away with the public editor or ombudsman position? That seems counterproductive.SULLIVAN: I think news organizations find ombudsmen/public editors to be something of a burr under the saddle. You’re there to critique them, basically, and it’s not very fun to be critiqued. And it’s worse, in some ways, when it’s coming from inside.But I think that the biggest news organizations, and I would certainly include The Times in this, did benefit from the role because it made readers feel like they had an advocate inside the paper. I don’t accept the argument that, “Well, there’s so much outside criticism that that should take care of it. All we really need to do is bring that criticism to the surface and answer those questions.” That’s not the same thing as having an experienced journalist able to go to the top people and get some answers.GAZETTE: Last month, you wrote a column critical of The Times in which you talked about the paper being “addicted” to its unique access to power, and how that has harmed its coverage, exacerbating what appears to be a crouch the paper enters when people criticize it. For example, there was a 2017 feature story about a white supremacist that appeared empathetic, and a recent opinion page given over to Trump voters. Those drew flak for seeming to accommodate a “both sides” equivalency. Why are they defensive about criticism?SULLIVAN: The Times is a unique institution, and one of the reasons I wrote that column was that I think that what The Times does is very important. It affects the entire media system. And so, it’s especially important for them to be transparent, it’s especially important for them to own their mistakes. All journalists make mistakes, and all news organizations make mistakes. The Times also attracts a tremendous amount of criticism.Someone observed, when I was public editor, that criticizing the Times is a form of performance art. It’s kind of like, “Here’s a way that I can get attention, too — by criticizing The Times.” So all of those things are part of the mix. The Times does a lot of things extremely well, but I do say they have a tough time fully owning their mistakes. And that’s why I think having a public editor there, although it may not be pleasant, is useful.GAZETTE: There’s a fascinating piece in Politico magazine that explains how the #ReleaseTheMemo hashtag was a coordinated campaign, an example of computational propaganda with ties to Russian bot networks and aided by U.S. residents and others on social media and conservative media. The goal of computational propaganda, the piece explains, is to shape news coverage, frame issues in a favorable way, and shape the behaviors of both lawmakers and the public. By that measure, #ReleaseTheMemo wildly succeeded. Do you think people working in news understand that newsgathering and other trappings of news (exposes, analyses, punditry) are being used as a tool of information warfare and that in some cases, as with Russia, straight-ahead reporting is being used to advance an agenda?SULLIVAN: I think we’re beginning to grapple with that. It’s a huge change in our business and one that’s very hard to get your head around and extremely important to do so. I’m not sure how it translates into action, actually, because O.K., even if you know that this is going on, how is it supposed to change? You can certainly write about it, you can explain it to people, you can take it into account. But in the end, you’re doing your best to gather the news and present it as truthfully as possible. There may be some brilliant answer to how to deal with this new reality, but I don’t know what it is.GAZETTE: Has the industry sufficiently recognized how President Trump has been able to control the news cycle by getting outlets to chase tweets and remarks that serve his interests, but that may have no real public policy implications? His “treason” remarks this week about Democrats who didn’t clap for him at the State of the Union address is an example. Related Trump’s language, unseemly to critics, reassures his base First as candidate and now as president, his word choices and stances are regularly directed at the worried working class, professor says SULLIVAN: When the president of the United States speaks, especially speaks in an unusual, outrageous, accusatory way, we have to pay attention to that and also point out, in this case, what the actual meaning of treason is, and that this isn’t treason. Treason is right up there with calling the press “the enemy of the American people.” It’s a very harsh kind of criticism to level. The president has a relationship with language that’s nontraditional, to say the least. He uses expressions and descriptions in a way that are very exaggerated. Do we overreact to that sometimes? Yes, I think we do.I don’t think that we should be in the business as journalists of chasing every tweet and writing stories about every tweet. But when President Trump is tweeting, these comments become part of the political record. These are statements from the president, who’s extremely powerful and influential, and I don’t know how we ignore them. But I don’t think we have to react to each one of them as if we’re responding to a five-alarm fire.GAZETTE: What advice do you give aspiring young journalists? Should they go into the industry and, if so, what should they know and know how to do?SULLIVAN: I’m generally encouraging to students who are really committed to being journalists. If they have a passion for it and they’ve done the internships and the student newspapers and all the things you have to do, I think there are still opportunities out there. Certainly, the work couldn’t be more important than it is now, so I never want to say to someone who is a passionate student journalist, “Forget it; you need to go to law school.” I wouldn’t and I don’t say that. But I do think we need to be realistic. The old path is not there anymore: the idea that you might go to work for a small-town paper and quickly get yourself to a regional and then move on to a really big paper. That path, while it hasn’t disappeared entirely, is much less dependable than it used to be.Some of the digital-only news organizations based in New York or Washington, they aren’t very fulfilling places to work because their business model is based in part on volume of readership, also known as clicks, and so the writers have to generate a lot of work. It’s kind of a hamster wheel, in some cases, so that is not always very satisfying. But I also know a bunch of young journalists who have managed to get really good jobs and do fine work. I do think they need to master the old skills and also need to be able to do a lot of the newer things. They have to be strong on social media. They might need to be able to shoot their own videos or do others things like that. They need to have a combination of the old and the new.This interview has been edited for clarity and length.last_img read more

first_imgSunrun lands big contract for linked residential solar-plus-storage systems in Hawaii FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:Sunrun won another big deal to deliver residential solar-battery systems at grid scale, this one fine-tuned to serve utility Hawaiian Electric’s unique island grids.Sunrun, the leading U.S. residential solar installer, announced Wednesday that it has pledged to install up to 1,000 of its Brightbox home solar-battery systems on the island of Oahu by 2024, as part of a contract with Open Access Technology International (OATI). That is the Minneapolis-based grid technology provider that’s running HECO’s new “demand response” program, which looks more like a miniature version of what a transmission grid operator like PJM or CAISO does than the traditional definition of demand response.The 1,000 Brightbox battery systems Sunrun will install over the next five years will add up to about 4.3 megawatts of capacity on Oahu, out of the 17.8 megawatts of capacity and grid services that OATI has pledged to deliver on the island, according to figures provided by Sunrun.This isn’t the first time that Sunrun has bundled solar-battery systems for grid needs. In February it won a bid to deliver 20 megawatts of capacity to ISO New England by 2022, which it intends to deliver through a network of about 5,000 homes across the grid operator’s six-state region. And in July, Sunrun landed two contracts in California — one with community choice aggregator (CCA) East Bay Community Energy to deliver 2 megawatt-hours of residential solar-plus-storage capacity, and another with municipal utility Glendale Water & Power for 12.8 megawatts of capacity.The new Hawaii deployment will expand on the scope of services Sunrun has been asked to provide from its aggregations so far, Robert Harris, Sunrun director of public policy, said in an interview. That’s largely because HECO, which faces a 100-percent-by-2045 renewable mandate, faces challenges that mainland utilities don’t in stabilizing its grid to manage this rising share of renewable energy.“This is a bit more sophisticated than what we’ve done in the past,” Harris said. While Sunrun’s New England and California contracts are focused on multi-hour capacity, HECO and OATI will need to call on its resources for so-called “fast frequency response,” or FFR, as well.More: Sunrun lands another big virtual power plant deal, this time in Hawaiilast_img read more

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo November 14, 2017 On October 15th, 2017, the USNS Spearhead completed its training and humanitarian aid mission to Guatemala through the Southern Partnership Station 2017 (SPS 17). The mission: help the local population and promote enduring relations through exchange of ideas and experiences with the Central American nation. SPS 17—an annual series of U.S. Navy missions and deployments—is a U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)-directed operation planned by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (USNAVSO). Their efforts focus on exchanges with military members and security services of partner nations. This year, SPS 17 visited Guatemala, Honduras, Chile, and Colombia. “All courses taught—particularly Combat Medic courses—are valuable for the personnel who carry out tactical missions where stepping up intensity is necessary,” Guatemalan Navy Captain Mario Artemio Veliz López, commander of the Caribbean Naval Command (CNC), told Diálogo. “These courses can save lives when conducting operations against transnational crime.” For the mission, the USNS Spearhead landed a detachment of 80 service members, their equipment, and machinery at Puerto Barrios in the department of Izabal. According to a press release from the Guatemalan Army, U.S. marines, in coordination with the Guatemalan Army, worked on various issues—rescue, hygiene and health, medical emergencies, well drilling—and subject matter expert exchanges with medical personnel and civilians. For more than six weeks, U.S. service members taught various courses, such as the Newborn Infant Care Course to help babies breathe, the Emergency Cardiac Treatment Course, the First Aid Course, and the Rescue Course. Guatemalan service members and civilians attended the knowledge and experience exchange. U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Joshua Perry, commander of the ground mission, appreciated the opportunity to strengthen regional partnerships and recognized local representatives from the Ministry of Public Health and Welfare, first responders, and interpreters. “We set out on SPS 17 to work with our Central and South American military and civilian partners, to exchange knowledge, and increase our countries’ interoperability,” said Lt. Cmdr. Perry. “The continued cooperation makes Central America a stronger, safer, and more prosperous region, and it was a success.” Through the Guatemalan Navy, the Ministry of National Defense provided the necessary support to hold coordination, reconnaissance, and preparation meetings to guarantee the success of the operations. Planning for the ship’s visit began in June 2017. “The most important part was working with the U.S. Navy to bring aid to communities in need,” Vice Admiral Juan Randalfo Pardo Aguilar, commander of the Guatemalan Navy, told Diálogo. “We exchanged experiences on naval topics and trained together to face current transnational threats, making use of the same knowledge at the regional level.” For the first time, U.S. service members and members of the Guatemalan Army Corps of Engineers drilled a well to provide potable water to local populations. They participated in a joint initiative to rebuild housing. A preventive medicine team from the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence (NECE), of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, also instructed local residents and service members on preventing insect-borne diseases and pest control management. “Southern Partnership Station is an annual humanitarian, training, and interoperability mission conducted in Guatemala and other partner nations” said U.S. Navy Captain Steven Stacey, SPS 17 mission commander. “The Southern Partnership Station concept is based on the premise that strong, open, multilateral partnerships enhance regional stability and security, in support of the U.S. maritime strategy. In Guatemala we engaged with local health units in municipalities around Izabal. We engaged in Subject Matter Expert Exchanges on mosquito control, environmental health, basic life support, and perinatal protocols for neonatal respiratory care and prevention of postpartum bleeding.” Various Guatemalan government agencies joined the mission, including the Ministry of Public Health and Social Services of Izabal, the Elisa Martínez Children’s Hospital, and the Japan-Guatemala National Friendship Hospital. The CNC provided the use of its facilities for the U.S. delegation to set up camp. A Guatemalan Marine Corps brigade provided ongoing security for U.S. military personnel on their way to different assignments. Social outreach “The United States works closely with Guatemala to meet the daily needs of our citizens,” Vice Adm. Pardo said. “Through USNAVSO, the United States has conducted humanitarian aid and engineering work at educational centers through medical assistance and surgery campaigns in Puerto Barrios since 2014.” The USNS Spearhead visited Guatemala twice in 2017—first in February, as part of the Continuing Promise mission, then with SPS 17. SOUTHCOM sponsors both missions annually to provide medical treatment, humanitarian aid, and civic support to communities in Latin America and the Caribbean. The USNS Spearhead is a 103-meter-long catamaran with a 600-ton container capacity. The vessel participates in Operation Martillo, a SOUTHCOM-led initiative to counter drug trafficking in the Pacific and Caribbean waters. The ship also assists with humanitarian aid and natural disaster operations throughout the region. “More than 11,000 people have benefitted from Continuing Promise and Southern Partnership Station 2017,” Vice Adm. Pardo said. “This demonstrates the United States’ strong commitment to Guatemala—a commitment that promotes interoperability and security in the region.” “These missions strengthen the bonds of cooperation and friendship between both nations through their naval forces, which provide social outreach for the people of the department of Izabal, especially in the municipality of Puerto Barrios,” Capt. Veliz added. “It gives us the opportunity to interact and have new experiences that will serve us well in the future.” “On behalf of the entire SPS 17 team, I am grateful for the support we received during our time here in Puerto Barrios,” said Lt. Cmdr. Perry. “I want to congratulate the naval forces of Guatemala and the United States on a job well done.” Successful Mission According to Vice Adm. Pardo and Capt. Veliz, SPS 17 was a success. The objectives set out were amply met, both in matters of community cooperation and the knowledge the U.S. personnel shared with their Guatemalan counterparts. “The personnel’s goodwill was seen at all times in this mission through the support provided in various situations raised, which highlights coordination and teamwork,” Capt. Veliz concluded. “We must consider other integration activities with U.S. personnel to strengthen our bonds of friendship.”last_img read more

first_img continue reading » It is normal and perfectly acceptable that credit unions should evolve, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle wrote to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). Nussle responded to a letter Hatch sent NCUA Chair J. Mark McWatters last week with questions about the state of the credit union movement.“It is perfectly acceptable for credit unions to evolve – the whole financial services industry looks different than it did in 1934,” Nussle wrote. “Credit unions need to remain relevant to consumers in order to fulfill their mission, and they’re working to remain relevant within a charter that is overly restrictive and burdensome.”Nussle detailed the background behind credit unions’ tax status, and how that mission has not changed. He noted that credit unions’ expanding their product offerings reflects ongoing change in technology and the financial services marketplace.In the letter, Nussle also noted: 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York After hours of contentious debate, Suffolk County Legislators approved a resolution Tuesday that encourages government entities to work together on large projects.The aim of the resolution, which was approved 10-7, is to speed up the process for Projects of Regional Significance, such as the Ronkonkoma Hub, because they affect more than one town and require cooperation among multiple government agencies to be successful.Opponents called it a power grab that would take zoning power away from local authorities and put it in the county’s hands.“No one is in favor of this,” exclaimed Legis. Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue). “It’s another layer of government imposed on planning and zoning initiatives. It’s red tape. It’s unnecessary.”The resolution encourages, but won’t require, town leaders to communicate and work together on Projects of Regional Significance. It requires membership in the Alliance in order to secure county funding for projects.Several lawmakers wondered if it’s necessary to pass a law that suggests officials talk to one another, and if they even had the authority to do so.Krupski also said the town supervisors that he spoke to about the proposal don’t support it. Legis. Lou D’Amaro (D-Huntington Station) shot back that if there are town supervisors against the resolution, it’s because they don’t understand it, they’re either misinformed, or uninformed.The resolution’s perceived vagueness was debated at length. Lawmakers called on Counsel to the Legislature, George M. Nolan, repeatedly to help them interpret certain sections’ meaning.Legis. William J. Lindsay, III (D-Holbrook) introduced the resolution in July to assist with the Suffolk County Master Plan. The Plan was adopted as a guide for future development and recognized that Projects of Regional Significance involve several levels of government entities.Proponents urged the Legislature to pass the bill as soon as possible to accelerate a billion dollars’ worth of projects already approved but awaiting funds to start work. Proponents contended that investors would rather spend their money in communities that can get projects done quickly, and that’s why Long Island’s willing investors are decreasing.The resolution’s other provision creates a list of prequalified consultants to perform work on the projects. This will eliminate the need for formal Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for such consultants.The bill now goes to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.last_img read more

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 26 Feb 2020 9:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Sky Germany presenter: “Serge Gnabry has scored in his last six games in London. That’s crazy, right?”Thomas Müller: “Yeah, Arsenal are perhaps asking themselves that.” pic.twitter.com/2mn5rVfy0x— Archie Rhind-Tutt (@archiert1) February 25, 2020 Thomas Muller pokes fun at Arsenal after Serge Gnabry’s double against Chelsea Serge Gnabry and Thomas Muller combined to torment Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Thomas Muller took a cheeky swipe at Arsenal after Serge Gnabry maintained his phenomenal record in London with a terrific double in Bayern Munich’s 3-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Frank Lampard’s young Chelsea team managed to keep Bayern at bay until half-time but the floodgates opened after the break and Gnabry opened the scoring in the 51st minute thanks to an exquisite cut back from Robert Lewandowski.Gnabry doubled his tally with a composed finish just three minutes later before Lewandowski’s strike put Bayern within touching distance of the Champions League quarter-finals.To add to Chelsea’s woes, Jorginho will be absent at the Allianz Arena after picking up a booking for dissent and Marcos Alonso’s red card – for striking Lewandowski with his arm – also rules him out of the second leg.ADVERTISEMENT Lampard: Bayern’s levels ‘fantastic’ as Chelsea trounced at homeTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:52FullscreenLampard: Bayern’s levels ‘fantastic’ as Chelsea trounced at homehttps://metro.co.uk/video/lampard-bayerns-levels-fantastic-chelsea-trounced-home-2118546/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.But Tuesday evening undoubtedly belonged to Bayern and ex-Arsenal man Gnabry whose brace took him to 17 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions for Bayern this term.AdvertisementAdvertisementRemarkably, all five of his Champions League goals (four against Tottenham and two versus Chelsea) have come in London this season – that’s the same number Alexandre Lacazette has managed in the capital this campaign.After the game, Sky Germany asked Bayern forward Muller: ‘Serge Gnabry has scored in his last six games in London. That’s crazy, right?’Muller replied: ‘Yeah, Arsenal are perhaps asking themselves that!‘I’m happy he is scoring so much in London now and not five years ago, because if that were the case he probably wouldn’t be with us now.’ Advertisement Gnabry insists Bayern cannot afford to rest on their laurels but a three-goal buffer gives them ‘confidence’ ahead of the second leg.‘I certainly do [enjoy coming back to London]. I have a lot of friends here. A lot of them were in the stands tonight and I think they were giving me good power,’ the German told BT Sport.‘Three goals should give us a lot of confidence. We need to be prepared for the second leg and we can’t take it serious enough. It’s still open but I think we have a good advantage.‘I think we knew we had to be patient. We had the game under control in the first half I think we had a couple of chances with Lewa and Thomas and didn’t take them. But knowing we have to be patient and that we’d get our chances and in the end we took them.‘We saw last season with Liverpool beating Barcelona, we know we have to be careful and focus.’center_img Comment Advertisement After Bayern’s thumping victory, Arsene Wenger explained that Gnabry’s tendency to look for the ‘easy way’ was why he failed to make the grade at Arsenal.‘He has no real limitations it’s more how much does he want to suffer,’ the former Arsenal head coach said on beIN SPORTS.‘Because he has pace, power, technical ability, he’s very intelligent, sometimes he looks for the easy way in football. That’s what was his problem. He lacked a bit.‘I gave him to West Brom, it didn’t work out at all. In fairness I think we had an agreement with him but Bayern stole him away from Werder Bremen.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He’s a good player. He has individual ability and collective ability. We had an agreement with him but because he didn’t play at West Brom I let him go with the U21s in the summer with the German national team and he did very well of course.‘We had prepared him for us to sign his new contract but then suddenly he wanted to go to Werder Bremen.‘But it was not Werder Bremen that bought him it was Munich that bought him. Because six months or less than one year later he moved from Bremen to Bayern but it was a done deal before.‘He was at the end of his contract and we thought that he would stay because he told he would stay.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Michael Ballack sympathises with Mason Mount after Chelsea’s defeat to Bayern Munich London still red.. #FCB pic.twitter.com/3108THrtzv— Serge Gnabry (@SergeGnabry) February 25, 2020last_img read more

first_imgNBC 2 5 December 2017Family First Comment:  “This relationship was found to be especially strong among young people between the ages of 12 and 17. Nearly a third of traditional cigarette smokers in this age group said they also used cannabis day in and day out, the researchers say. In fact, young smokers were more than 50 times more likely to use cannabis daily than their nonsmoking peers.” www.SayNopeToDope.nz  Smoking cigarettes and daily use of cannabis are strongly linked in the United States, research says. Smokers, overall, are seven times more likely to use pot daily than non-smokers, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health.This relationship was found to be especially strong among young people between the ages of 12 and 17. Nearly a third of traditional cigarette smokers in this age group said they also used cannabis day in and day out, the researchers say. In fact, young smokers were more than 50 times more likely to use cannabis daily than their nonsmoking peers.Comparing the overall number of daily cannabis users in 2002 and 2014, the researchers saw another trend.“More people are smoking cannabis on a daily basis,” said Renee Goodwin, the lead investigator and an adjunct associate professor at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. She said all the groups examined — smokers, former smokers and nonsmokers in the US — showed increasing rates of daily cannabis use.According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana is the most commonly used “illicit” drug, used by about 22.2 million Americans. (The institute classifies marijuana as an illicit drug despite legislation in a few states that permits recreational use of this drug.) More men than women use the drug, a gender gap that widened even further between 2007 and 2014.READ MORE: http://www.nbc-2.com/story/36993719/smokers-are-7-times-more-likely-to-use-marijuana-daily-study-sayslast_img read more

first_imgJohnny Wilson, better known as “Jumpin’ Johnny Wilson” was the 1946 Mr. Basketball in the state of Indiana.  The Anderson High School graduate was barely 6 foot tall but he had amazing jumping skills. Recently Anderson honored him with a statue in front of the high school.  Johnny is the oldest, living Mr. Basketball in the state of Indiana.  The 88-year old was one of the first to break the color barrier of “whites only” in basketball.Johnny led Anderson to a state basketball title by scoring 30 of his team’s 67 points in their victory over Ft. Wayne Central in the championship.  He wanted to play basketball at IU, but they had no blacks at that time, so he went to nearby Anderson College.  I was only 7, so I only heard about Johnny Wilson in later years.Wilson is a good friend of Carl Erskine, another Anderson legend, who played baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Both are still living.  Recently, Johnny Wilson played golf with Glen Butte at the Legends Golf Course in Franklin.Part of this information came from an article in the Indianapolis Star.last_img read more

first_img The United States has been ripped apart following the death of 46-year-old African American man George Floyd. He died after police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes while restraining him. Chauvin has been charged with second degree murder while the other three officers have been charged with aiding and abetting murder. It has led to huge protests throughout the US and several cities across the world, with the Black Lives Matter organisation leading calls for reform. Now Jordan, who is known by most as basketball’s greatest ever player, has announced he is investing in the fight against racism. His manager and spokeswoman Estee Portnoy tweeted out the statement regarding the donation that will be spread out over the next ten years. It read: “Jordan Brand is us, the Black Community. Jordan Brand is more than one man. It has always been a family. “We represent a proud family that has overcome obstacles, fought against discrimination in communities worldwide and that works every day to erase the stain of racism and the damage of injustice. “The will, the work, the excellence the world has come to know is the result of one generation after another, pouring their dreams into the next.” “It’s 2020, and our family now includes anyone who aspires to our way of life. “Yet as much as things have changed, the worst remains the same. Black lives matter. This isn’t a controversial statement. “Until the ingrained racism that allows our country’s institutions to fail is completely eradicated, we will remain committed to protecting and improving the lives of Black people. “Today, we are announcing that Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand will be donating $100 million over the next 10 years to organisations dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education.” read also:‘Messi is ahead of Michael Jordan, Ronaldo, Diego Maradona’ Mr Floyd was being detained on May 25 outside a store in Minneapolis where an employee had reported to police a man matching his description tried to pay for cigarettes with a counterfeit bill. In the video he had can heard begging “please, please, please, I can’t breathe”, which has sparked international protests about mistreatment of black people by police. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Basketball legend, Michael Jordan, has donated $100million to the fight against racism.center_img Loading…last_img read more

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageBANKS, Ore. – Sunset Speedway Park is excited to get back into action this Saturday, June 7 for the fourth race program of 2014. Also for this event is Carload Special, which gets a carload, truck­load, RV-load, etc. of fans into the races for only $25. Classes in action include the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Women’s and 4-Bee’s.Doug Lockwood and Bubba Foster are the only two drivers to have won in the IMCA Modifieds so far in 2014. John Ireland leads the table in victories in Street Stock competition with two over Earl Claypool Jr.’s one. Trevor LaBarge picked up a huge victory in the first Pure Stock race of the year last weekend. Travis Koch, Stan Asanovic, and John Gartner have all been 2014 victors in the 4-Bee ranks after three races and this Saturday will be the first race of the season for the Women’s division. Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the front gate opens at 3:30 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, military with appropriate ID and juniors ages 13-17, $5 for youth ages 6-12 and free for five and under.A family pass (two adults and up to four youth) sells for $35.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) will be launching the Indian Boxing League (IBL) this year in the month of July or August. The announcement was made by BFI president Ajay Singh and league commissioner Atul Pandey on Tuesday during an event in the Capital.Singh said that along with Asian Boxing Champions, boxers from other countries will be taking part in the league. The formal announcement of the league will be made next month. “The boxing league will take place on the line of leagues held in other sports,” Singh told IANS.Meanwhile, league commissioner Pandey said SportsLive will run the IBL. “We are in the process of finding sponsors and franchises for the league. Star Sports and Star Sports HD will broadcast the league to be held in July end or August in the evening from 7 pm to 9 pm.”“We will be announcing the formal launch in about three to four weeks once the owners are signed and once the elections are over as a lot of our decisions are dependent on elections. We will definitely have the league by the third quarter this year. Specific dates will be announced later,” he added. The league will run for three weeks. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

first_imgThe President however promised to adequately take care of the athletes welfare, charging them to strive toward gunning for the top of the medals table.“Let me assure you that the Federal Government is fully committed to our delegation’s successful participation at this Africa Games and will ensure that the welfare of the team is adequately taken care of.“I want to charge all athletes and team officials going to the Games to be worthy ambassadors of our great country, both on the field of play and outside the sport arena.“I therefore urge you to keep the integrity of our nation intact by competing clean and fair, devoid of any form of doping at the Africa Games,” he stressed further.In similar vein, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Adesola Oludare, expressed absolute confidence in the ability of the athletes to represent the country well at the Games, while noting that the selected athletes had gone through very thorough training programme to get to this level.In his reaction, President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Habu Gumel noted this is the first time the All Africa Games would be used as a qualifiers for the Olympics stressing that it is an opportunity for the athletes to give their best so as not only to win medals but also qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.He also assured the President that the athletes would be adequately taken care of while at Rabat.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram President Muhammadu Buhari has charged Nigeria’s contingent to the 12th All Africa Games scheduled to hold in Rabat, Morocco to avoid use of performance enhancing drugs, urging them to win only clean medals for the country. A total of 562 athletes and officials will represent Nigeria at the Games.President Buhari who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha at the occasion of the handing over of the athletes to the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC) by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development noted that the country would be proud of them even when they fail to win any medal than win and laterstripped because of use of drugs.last_img read more

first_imgMany athletes may refuse to shave off a goatee or wash their socks in fear of ruining a winning streak, but senior runner ‘A Havahla Haynes tries not to follow any rituals — except one. Haynes zones out before meets by listening to music, most recently “Best of You” by Foo Fighters and “Sexyback” by Justin Timberlake.Haynes has many reasons aside from music to pump herself up for every race because this season marks a pivotal year for her as she runs her last season on the University of Wisconsin Women’s Cross Country team.With continuous improvement throughout the past years, Haynes is working toward her biggest goal yet, becoming an All-American in both cross country and track. Coming from the small town of Phillips, Wis., where her high school consisted of 400 students, she worked toward becoming the best, and that meant coming to UW-Madison. “Peter Tegen was here first and he had a great program,” Haynes said of the former coach. “And I wanted to go to a school that would make me improve to be the best I can be.” Her goal to become the best started in 7th grade when she began running merely for the camaraderie, but it soon became a passion by her junior year of high school. What has constantly pushed and inspired her to work harder is the competition. “My brother had won state in high school and it kind of was a competition between me and him,” Haynes said. “I got here and I saw all these people running so fast and I thought, why can’t I do that? It’s something that you want to get better and better at. How can I improve? How can I be the best in the nation?”The competition with her brother and fellow runners pushed her to be the best, but it was her competition with herself that forced her to come back this year fully prepared for the season. With her final season underway, she has returned this year with focus and determination to be an All-American.”For cross country I want to be All-American, and in track I also want to be All-American in the steeple chase for outdoors,” Haynes said. By running 75 miles a week this past summer and starting harder workouts with running at continuously faster paces of eight miles at a six minute pace, she maintains to challenge herself and work toward her goal of becoming one of the top 35 runners in the nation. While running may seem to occupy most of her time, Haynes emphasizes her decision to put school first. “School comes first, running can be put on the back burner,” Haynes said. “If I have a test I will put my running in between studying time.” Being a student athlete takes up the majority of her time, but the girls on the team have become Haynes’ best friends and it is their similar schedules and ambitions through cross country that allow for them to be each other’s support. “You don’t have much social time,” Haynes said. “Your team becomes your friends. I hang out with a lot of the people who are runners since we’re on the same schedules.” With the support of her friends and teammates, Haynes pushes herself toward her goal of becoming an All-American, but it seems as though her biggest challenge will come after graduation. After graduating with a tentative degree in sociology, Haynes intends to continue running by hopefully qualifying in the B-standard for the Olympic trials. She will need to continue a rigorous training schedule by increasing her speed from a 10:19 in the steeple chase to a 9:55 or faster, which will qualify her among some of the nation’s best.By following her own advice, Haynes’ unwavering determination and desire to become a top runner will undoubtedly push her to achieve her goals, and running at UW has given her challenges that she willingly faced head on. “You have to know you want to be here and be the best because a team like this won’t wait for you to jump on,” Haynes said. “You have to know coming in that you want to do the work. There will be frustrations but everyone has them and you just need to work through them.”last_img read more

first_img“It’s really hard for me to say I love USC or that I love being a Trojan because in reality, I don’t,” said Makiah Green, a graduate student in the master of professional writing program. “I don’t feel like my existence is valued.” Green is just one of the many students at USC who feels underappreciated and misrepresented when walking around campus. In a recent survey conducted by the Undergraduate Student Government, 36 percent of 116 black students surveyed ranked “sense of belonging” as one of the lowest satisfying components of their USC experience. For some students, the night of May 4, 2013, illustrates this lack of acceptance. A noise complaint at an off-campus, student-hosted party quickly escalated to become a racially charged incident in which at least 79 Los Angeles Police Department officers in riot gear were brought to shut down the party at the home of undergraduate Nate Howard, then a senior majoring in communication. Photos taken by several guests depicted the officers arresting students, shoving them against cop cars and creating a human blockade on the street to prevent attendees from getting to their cars. Guests believe the magnitude of the police’s reaction and the excessive use of force was due to racial bias, since most of the party’s attendees were either black or Latino. Potential bias was further exposed by the fact that across the street, another party of equal hype — this one attended primarily by white students — was allowed to continue uninterrupted. “I had flashbacks to an era I wasn’t even alive to suffer through,” Green said on her personal blog in a post titled, “I’m A Scholar, Not A Criminal: The Plight of Black Students at USC.” “I was too scared to go outside, legitimately fearing that an officer would see me and arrest me for being black and inquisitive.”Following the controversial events of May 4, many involved with the party gathered at Howard’s home to discuss their rights as students and citizens. What began as late night discussions among the party attendees rapidly evolved into a student-driven social media movement dubbed the #USChangeMovement. Students questioned why the university’s Dept. of Public Safety was not there to control the situation and why the administration made no move to protect its own students against the actions of the LAPD. To the party’s attendees, the university failed to ensure students felt equally respected. “The problem here isn’t that our party got shut down,” Howard said. “The problem here is racial profiling; the issue is with the school’s Dept. of Public Safety and LAPD.”The students behind the #USChangeMovement staged a sit-in at Tommy Trojan and organized an open forum, inviting students, alumni, faculty and community members to the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom to discuss the role of race in the arrest of the six students with the LAPD and DPS.Though most of the party attendees have graduated, the #USChangeMovement’s legacy continues to inspire conversation and action. In February, Howard gave a TEDx Talk at San Diego State University on racial profiling, recalling the incident at his house party and explaining how the social injustice inspired him to create a program called “BE The Voice.” His newest project is a high school program aimed to help children find their voice in an environment where racial inequality is prevalent.Azmera Hammouri-Davis, a junior majoring in social sciences, believes the movement has altered her outlook on social change. “It got me to devote everything I do to social justice,” Hammouri-Davis said. “It’s what’s given me more heart to just continue to serve. Everything I do now ties back to #USChangeMovement.”Most recently, USG Vice President Rini Sampath credited #USChangeMovement for playing a critical role in triggering open conversations on racial profiling and student comfort at USC. USG is currently working to pass a resolution to create a physical space that will serve as a cultural hub for the diverse group of black students on campus. Sampath believes the Black House project shares a common goal with #USChangeMovement in striving toward equal treatment for minority students.“We’ve seen different incidents on campus where black students are singled out to some degree and that’s the reason and inspiration for this particular resolution,” Sampath said.Though Green, Howard and many other students still feel undervalued in the community, it is evident that movements and resolutions have really been pushing for social justice within USC’s population. The most recently elected USG cabinet has already begun making strides toward the equal treatment of students, with projects like gender-neutral housing, which aims to provide students of all sexual orientation with comfortable and non-discriminatory housing. Sampath said USC’s administration has also been very receptive. She said Vice Provost for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry, especially, has acted as a valued ally for the student body.“I think we’re changing the game. We really made it a priority this year to make sure we’re the advocates of students,” Sampath said. “If we continue our persistence, we’ll be able to see some tangible changes on campus. I think that’s why this is a really pivotal moment in our university.”last_img read more

first_imgFormer Syracuse standout Carmelo Anthony became the first man to win three basketball Olympic gold medals on Sunday as the United States defeated Serbia, 96-66.After the victory, Anthony said it would be his last Olympics. Orange head coach Jim Boeheim was an assistant with the U.S. in Rio. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 21, 2016 at 5:54 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedscenter_img AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn Sunday’s gold medal game, Anthony recorded seven points, seven rebounds and two assists in 17:34 on the court. Since his Olympic debut in 2004, he helped Team USA win three golds and a bronze. With his seventh rebound he broke the United States Olympic record for career rebounds. He became the country’s leading olympic scorer earlier in the Olympics.“We fought. It wasn’t always pretty. We came together July 17 and we all committed for this one reason right now,” Anthony said in a postgame interview on NBC. “It was a special moment for me.”“I know this is the end. This is it for me. I committed to something,” Anthony said as fans chanted his name. “I committed to this in ’04. I’ve seen the worst and I’ve seen the best. I stuck with it. We stuck with it. I’m here today, three gold medals later. I’m excited for me, but also for the other guys who’ve never experienced anything like this. Coach K, myself, Jerry Colangelo and everybody else who’s been a part of this situation and been a part of USAB since I’ve been here.“I just want to say thank you for allowing me to be one of the leaders not just of our team, but of our country. Despite everything that’s going on right now in our country, we’ve got to be united. I’m glad I did what I did, I stepped up to the challenge. This is what it’s about. Representing our country on the biggest stage you can be on. America will be great again. I believe that. We’ve got a lot of work to do, but it’s one step at a time and I’m glad we represented in the fashion that we did.” Commentslast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 1 seed Syracuse (11-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) will play No. 4 seed North Carolina (6-7, 1-3) for the second time in as many weeks on Friday night in the ACC tournament. SU, the defending ACC tournament champion, needed to come back from down five last time to beat UNC. Here’s how The Daily Orange beat writers expect Friday night’s game to unfold.Charlie DiSturcoAchilles’ HeelsSyracuse 13, North Carolina 11Syracuse came from behind to defeat North Carolina despite playing on short rest a few weeks ago. Now that the Orange is fully rested, North Carolina will have its hands full. SU already has a game against Luke Goldstock under its belt and the defense will be much more prepared for the off-ball screens. Expect him to be a threat for UNC, but not to have the same success he did last time the two teams played. The game will be close, but ultimately Syracuse will pull away in the fourth quarter and advance to the championship game. Matthew Gutierrez Twice is niceSyracuse 14, North Carolina 10A slow start puts Syracuse down at the break. Then, like clockwork, Ben Williams gets hot at the X and SU’s senior offensive weapons produce down the stretch. Head coach John Desko said this time last year that what he feared most was playing the same team twice in as many weeks. A near loss to Binghamton provides the scare Syracuse needed to rebound and beat a formidable opponent on a bigger stage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSam FortierCarolina bluesSyracuse 11, North Carolina 8The Tar Heels couldn’t hold a five-goal lead in 18 minutes at home against a team with the No. 1 ranking curse, two-and-a-half days rest and a travel flight. Now Syracuse is fully rested for a neutral site game against a historically troubling rival with a chance to end UNC’s season and its national title defense? It’s a convincing narrative for the Orange. Comments Published on April 28, 2017 at 1:08 amlast_img read more

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya will pay a three-day State visit to Jamaica as the country celebrates its 57th anniversary of political independence from Britain next month.A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said the visit also provides an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations between Jamaica and Kenya, focused on the development of an economically strategic partnership through the fostering of trade and investment ties and the promotion of increased technical cooperation in areas such as tourism, education, sport and culture.President Kenyatta, who will be leading a delegation that includes his wife, Margaret Kenyatta, is due to arrive in Jamaica on August 5.He will also talk with Prime Minister Andrew Holness as well as other engagements and activities, including a courtesy call on the Governor-General, who will host a State Dinner in his honour.The OPM said that said President Kenyatta is also expected to meet with Opposition Leader, Dr Peter Phillips.Jamaica will observe the independence celebrations under the theme “One Nation, One People” and President Kenyatta will lay a floral tribute at the shrine of the country’s first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey at the National Heroes Park after which he will also visit the Bob Marley museum.Prime Minister Holness will host the Kenyan president at the Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show in Clarendon on Independence Day. Later in the evening, President Kenyatta will attend the 57th Anniversary Independence Grand Gala.President Kenyatta leaves Jamaica on August 7.last_img read more

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — Twenty-two of the candidates in the Democratic presidential race plan to be at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake this Friday night for the “Wing Ding.”“It’s going to be a packed house,” says Randy Black, the Wing Ding’s chairman and chief organizer.About 1800 tickets for the annual event have been snapped up.“We’re sold out,” he said late last week, adding there will be a couple of hundred event campaign staff, reporters and event volunteers in the ballroom as well as ticket-holders.Wing Dings of the past have featured large crowds. In 2007, future 2008 Iowa Caucus winner Barack Obama was the Wing Ding’s keynote speaker. By 2015, four candidates — including Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — were the main draw.“That was a sell-out and that was huge, but I really, really think this one here is going to be even bigger,” Black said. “It’s just going to be crazy.”For starters, there are more than five times as many candidates as there were at the Wing Ding four years ago. Each candidate will be given five minutes to speak on stage this Friday night. It’s the same stage where music legends ranging from Duke Ellington to Buddy Holly have performed. In addition to the 22 presidential candidates who’ll take the stage this Friday night, Black says a “special guest” will speak to the crowd, too.“We will announce that special guest on Friday, at the event,” Black said. “I love surprises.”Black is sharing a hint, though, that the person is a “foreign dignitary.”The first “Wing Ding” was held 16 years ago to raise money for three county parties. It’s grown to seven host counties and another 28 county parties sell tickets, getting to keep $12 from every $35 ticket sold.“I have a philosophy: ‘Go big or go home,’” he said, “so we did that.”Black said boosting the bank accounts of county parties is part of the Wing Ding’s legacy. Another goal is to give Iowa Caucus-goers a venue to evaluate the candidates.“They deserve to see up-front who they’re going to choose come Caucus Night in February,” Black said, “and we’re just one of those tools to make it happen.”The Wing Ding’s website indicates the event will kick-off around 5 p.m. Friday. C-SPAN is carrying the event.last_img read more

first_imgEderson, Laporte and De Bruyne (Manchester City), Son (Tottenham) and Aubameyang (Arsenal) are the five players chosen by the Liverpool player Virgil van Dijk in a selection in which the only condition was that they did not militate in their team.These are the reasons, collected by ‘Voetbalzone’, why he has chosen this quintet: Ederson (Manchester City): “He is an extraordinary goalkeeper. At the moment there are very good goalkeepers, but I think he is the best of all. Alisson from Liverpool is still number one for me.”Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City): “He has shown how important he is to his team. He is a very good defender and that is why I have chosen him.”Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City): “I don’t have to say much about him. First of all, he’s a good guy, but he’s also a fantastic player. He sees things differently.”They are (Tottenham Hotspur): “He is a fast, strong player and he goes out on the field with the idea that the defenders live hell. He is extraordinary.”Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal): “I have chosen him for everything he has shown during the season. He forms a great duo with Lacazette. He could also have chosen Agüero because he is an excellent striker and he has shown it with his numbers since coming to Manchester City.last_img read more

first_imgThe Social Protection Ministry in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the University of Guyana (UG), and the Association of Social Workers on Wednesday held a grand launch of a conference at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown, to promote and bring recognition to social workers, practitioners and educators in Guyana.With the theme “Standards for Professional and Social Work Practices”, the initiative was launched with the aim of regularising and standardising social work practices in Guyana.A section of the gathering of the Social workers conference at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown,The conference is set to be held for two days and hopes to see a massive turn out, not only from the social workers but from the general public and those that have a keen interest in promoting the event.The momentous activity has been in the works for the past year after the Social Protection Ministry collaborated with stakeholders to regularise and bring recognition to the body of social workers in Guyana who make up a substantive percentage of the Ministry’s work force.At the conference, a clear list of all the standard operating procedures which are critical to the smooth running and success of any organisation will be provided.In attendance at the affair was the Prime Minister’s wife, Sita Nagamootoo, Vice Chancellor of the UG, Dr Ivelaw Griffith, UNICEF representative Marianne Flach and the Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence.Delivering the feature address, the Minister said that social workers in Guyana are replete with a vast array of talents, however, all stakeholders have been operating for too long without any comprehensive model to guide and channel the services that they provide to their clients.“Our world has been advancing by leaps and bounds, technologically, socially and otherwise and it is only fitting that we in Guyana make efforts to catch up and keep abreast with global standards and practices,” the Minister noted, adding that this is what the conference hopes to achieve such.Lawrence revealed that the Social Protection Ministry has envisioned betterment for professional social workers and social work practice in Guyana, hence the timely hosting of the conference.The Minister noted that social workers deserve to be duly recognised for the services that they provide and once standardisation is accomplished, the Ministry wants to direct their thoughts to the objective of the conference so that all can focus on a plan of action.Also speaking at the conference, UG Vice Chancellor, Dr Griffith applauded the organisers of the conference for executing it successfully.He noted that by hosting the conference, it will begin to build a platform for standards. “Any conversation about standards though needs to begin with values that will guide those standards,” he noted.UNICEF representative, Marianne Flach revealed UNICEF’s delight in supporting the delivery of the conference as part of their continuous engagement with the Government of Guyana particularly the Social Protection Ministry.The organisation commended all involved in making the conference a success. The second and final day of the conference kicks off today at the same venue.last_img read more

first_imgThe Board of Trustees of the Tony Elumelu Foundation has announced the appointment of Professor Reid E. Whitlock as chief executive officer (CEO) of the Foundation.The appointment of Prof. Whitlock was announced last Sunday while Dr. Wiebe Boer, was similarly appointed the Inaugural Chief Executive of the Foundation; a position which puts him as director of Strategy at Heirs Holdings, Mr. Elumelu’s pan-African Proprietary Investment Company.Professor Whitlock brings 30 years of experience as a business school rector, diplomat, entrepreneur, strategy consultant and advisor to leaders in Africa, Asia and the Middle East on economic development, according to a statement issue by the United Bank for Africa (UBA)-Liberia yesterday.He obtained his Ph.D. and law degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in America. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University.Commenting on Prof. Whitlock’s appointment, founding Patron of the institution, Prof. Michael Porter said, “Tony’s commitment to African entrepreneurship is unshakeable and therefore saluted his appointment as CEO of his Foundation. He has an experience in driving competitiveness and entrepreneurship growth in Africa, including Rwanda that has achieved remarkable progress. I look forward to continuing to support Tony, as he furthers Africa’s revival through the great work of the Foundation.”President Paul Kagame of Rwanda was also quoted as saying, “I am delighted to hear of Reid Whitlock’s appointment as the CEO of Tony’s Foundation. Reid’s work was instrumental in improving Rwanda’s Public Sector Service Delivery, Competitiveness, and Business Education. As CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, he now has a unique platform to ensure this work continues across Africa.”“As Dr. Boer becomes Director of Strategy for Heirs Holdings, I want to thank him for the leadership he has provided, helping transform the foundation from just an idea into a preeminent global philanthropic institution. I welcome Professor Whitlock, who brings considerable global experience in the private, public, and academic sectors, which will significantly assist in realizing the mission of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, in empowering Africa’s next generation of entrepreneurs and driving the continent’s economic and social transformation,” The founder and chairman of the Board of Trustees, Tony Elumelu said.Prof. Whitlock said, he was honored by the opportunity the Board of Trustees had given him and was excited to join a dynamic institution, with a truly pan-African focus and an ambitious agenda. “I look forward to leveraging my extensive experience and networks to further help the Foundation achieve its important goals.”His responsibility as new CEO of the foundation will focus on supervising the Foundation’s four key projects and programs, including the US$100 million pan-African Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program–Africa’s largest direct intervention in support of entrepreneurship, the Africapitalism Institute, the Foundation’s policy and research arm, which provides a rigorous program of research and advocacy in support of the Foundation’s goals.Others activities are: the Elumelu Nigeria Empowerment Fund, directly assisting, through private sector strategies, conflict affected and disadvantaged communities across Nigeria, the Tony & Awele Elumelu Prize, which champion’s academic excellence on the African continent and will support the Foundation’s senior leadership team.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe dead body of a woman in her early 30s, was found in a septic tank in the Thumbs Up Community, township of Caldwell on January 6, 2015, by her mother who had gone to look for her.  What appeared to be a suicide is still being investigated by the police.  However, community dwellers, including the pastor of a nearby church said Nayu Kangbo, visited the day before she went missing. According to him, Nayu had earlier confessed to witchcraft activities and was tormented by the spirits of those she had killed.A mother of two children, the late Nayu’s body was discovered behind an unfinished house in Thumbs Up Community near her parents’ house.  Amie Kangbo, Nayu’s mother, told the Daily Observer that the day before, her daughter had confessed at the Pentecostal Church of the Apostle Faith before the pastor and community dwellers, that she had been involved in witchcraft activities. According to Amie, her daughter was sick for about three months and when she asked her, what was the problem, Nayu simply replied that she did not know.  In December 2014, her father took her to Mawah Clinic in Vai Town for treatment, but she was refused after registration.Amie also reported that on Monday night, Nayu had gone to the septic tank unknown to her family members, who later found her there, apparently having tried to kill herself.  Amie said she and Amos, the father of Nayu’s children, managed to pull her daughter to safety. They both agreed that Amos would spend the night in the same room as Nayu to make sure she remained safe.    “In the early hours of Tuesday morning,” Amie narrated, “Amos came to my door calling, saying Nayu is not in the room. I woke up and ran to search for her on the left side of the community, but my daughter was nowhere to be seen.  After the search I came home and heard a voice in the bush near the house.  I ran to take a look and saw my daughter lying dead in the septic tank.  I called for Amos, but he was nowhere to be found.”Meanwhile, according to the senior pastor for the Pentecostal Church of the Apostle Faith, J. Luke Yorsee, Nayu had admitted on Monday to the killing of 17 people as a witch.  She confessed that, at the age of three, she was initiated into witchcraft by her uncle in Grand Bassa County, where she grew up and became ‘queen in the dark world’, before moving to Monrovia.‘’She confessed to being the one responsible for her mother’s miserable state,” the pastor narrated.  Quoting Nayu’s confession, the pastor said, “Forgive me mother, this is my empty body here; I’m already dead. Wachen and Mamie’s spirits won’t let me rest until I follow them.  May God have consideration over my soul.”Pastor Yorsee said he then received a revelation that Wachen and Mamie were two women Nayu had killed.  It was at this point, he said, he knew that Nayu would not survive after her confession.The crowd, indignant about Nayu’s confession, wanted to beat her, shouting “[She] deserved to die!  How could you be so wicked and ask GOD and people to forgive you?”According to eyewitnesses, she confessed to transforming her mother’s hands and feet to fish (in the dark world, for Nayu and fellow witches to feed on, when they did not want to eat human being).  She also made Amos’ life troubled with misfortune.“Nayu told us that the palm nuts and sugar cane she used to sell was pupu and human blood and that she is married in the dark world with three children, in addition to the two she has on earth,” another eyewitness said.  “She carried her mother’s spirit to the dark world to take care of those children.”During the confession, another eyewitness said she saw two living lizards coming from in Nayu’s body.  “Pastor Luke killed one and the other ran away.”Nayu later said she wanted to go to Louisiana to rescue her mother’s spirit from the dark world (under the water).  She therefore ran to the church’s school yard, stripped herself naked and bent over toward the crowd.  Everyone thought she was ready to perform, but two women tied their lappas around Nayu and brought her back into the church.The septic tank in which Nayu’s body was discovered was newly dug and unused, but was filled less than two feet high with water.  Meanwhile, Amos is helping the police with the investigation. According to the Criminal Investigation Division of the Caldwell Zone 7 Police Depot, it is highly unlikely that a grown person could drown themselves in such shallow water.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img– private developers urged to build or lose landThe Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has warned that it will soon repossess lands from those private developers and house lot beneficiaries, who have breached their agreements. This comes as the CH&PA moves to pave the way for the development of more low- and middle-income housing solutions for Guyanese.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CH&PA, Lelon Saul, said the Authority is set to go after those developers who acquired vast tracts of lands under the previous Administration, but have since failed to develop them.  “We are currently engaging these developers. We are encouraging them to develop those lands, to live up to the agreement of sale, and I should say that in some cases it is likely that we would move to repossess some of those lands,” Saul said at the CH&PA’s mid-year press conference on Monday.He pointed out that many of these private developers still owe the CH&PA money and this would make it easier for the Authority to repossess the lands. Saul said the CH&PA has commenced the repossession process. “I can tell you that I would have instructed our Corporate Secretary to initiate actions to repossess lands from private developers who have failed to deliver.”The CH&PA has also forwarded many of the developers’ agreements to the Attorney General’s (AG’s) Chambers for legal consideration before engaging other defaulters. This was done after a review of the agreements was conducted by CH&PA’s Corporate Secretary, Hannifah Jordan.Jordan explained that the agreements were reviewed in two batches – one for discrepancies and two towards strengthening the document. “When we review the agreements, there were two batches; the batches that were done in 2010-2011 and the set that was done in 2013 and beyond. There were issues regarding the strengthening of those agreements and that is why the agreement in 2013 and beyond had additional penalties and conditions to cater for us in terms of whether you wanted to repossess or penalise the developer,” Jordan explained.The CH&PA is also going after those persons, who, in an attempt to defraud the system, obtained more than one Government house lot. Based on the CH&PA’s allocation policy, a person is only entitled to own one property or lot from the Government.CH&PA’s Operation Director, Denise King-Tudor explained that once the Authority establishes that someone is the owner of more than one Government house lot, they will move to repossess one of the lots, in accordance with their repossession policy.“Sometimes you find instances, where persons change their names (to obtain a lot) or they use another name or they are already married to someone and our policies say that if you are married or not if your spouse, should own then you are not eligible to the Government’s housing programme,” King-Tudor explained. According to a GINA report, she explained that these instances are either reported to the CH&PA by concerned citizens; in other instances, it is unearthed and there are cases where persons report this information, when the Authority conducts data cleansing. “We will find that persons in Region Five or Six, they acquire a lot in Region Four and so once we would have established that and we would have done our research and assessment of  the situation, we would determine which one of the properties that person should have,” King-Tudor explained.In determining which of the lots that the person should be left with, the CH&PA takes into consideration such ramifications as the investment made and where the persons actually works and resides, Tudor-King said. “You would find that if that person would have acquired a house lot in Region Six and Region Four, because maybe there is a shift in where they work, they have constructed on the lot in Region Four and so we would repossess the lot in Region Six,” she was quoted by the Government Information Agency as saying.Concerns over the approximately 25,000 applications on file has led the CH&PA to review some of the mechanisms used to enable home ownership. The Authority is also reviewing the use of those lands that were disbursed to private and other landowners but to date remain undeveloped. In addition to using these lands to meet the huge demand for house lots, the Authority may also seek in the future to utilise them, to expand their pilot project of constructing apartments, condominiums, and wooden houses for Guyanese that are within the low- to middle-income brackets.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This weekend is the Dakow Ventures Bracket Nationals at the Northern Lights Raceway.According to Raceway President, Robin DeRose, the raceway will be packed with action, featuring high-speed racers all weekend long.DeRose says all drag racers competing in Bracket Nationals will be trying to win the covenant, Iron Man trophy; the best trophy a drag racer can win.- Advertisement -DeRose expects that close to 100 cars will be competing in five rounds of races on both Saturday and Sunday.Gates open both days at 10:00 a.m. with the races wrapping up by 6:00 p.m.Admission to the watch the races is $5.00 per person and children 10 and under are free.Advertisement The Dakow Ventures Bracket Nationals is taking place July 6 and 7 at the Northern Lights Raceway.For more information, you can visit northernlightsraceway.ca.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000The Capital FM Football team at the shores of the beach in Sao Paulo, BrazilNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20- Despite losing their last match 4-3 to Argentina, the Capital FM football team progressed to the knockout stages of the Neymar Jr’s five-a-side football tournament which kicked off on Friday in Sao Paulo, Brazil.The Best mix of Music team finished second in the group behind leaders Argentina who qualified top with 12 points after winning all their group matches. “It was a great effort from the team especially in the first three group matches where we really played well. Against Argentina, we had one or two mistakes which came back to haunt us but we will go back and look at what we need to improve for the business end of the championship,” captain Kristian Malumbe said.Against Argentina, Capital FM representing Kenya and Nairobi County in the tournament had a brilliant start with Shuyaib Shabir opening the scoring with a neat finish after much of the work was done on the left side by Jeff Ooko.Skipper Malumbe showed his eye for goal doubling the tally with a long-range effort after seeing the Argentines advanced leaving their goal unmanned.According to the rules, each goal conceded means you have to go a man down.Capital FM Football Team. Photo/ TIMOTHY OLOBULUWith a two-man advantage, the team took to knocking the ball around, but they were caught off when the Argentines cut off a long pass and attacked, halving the deficit.Their confidence boosted with the lone goal, they attacked in numbers and passed the ball swiftly, scoring two back to back goals to go 3-2 ahead. It was now down to three Argentines against two Kenyans.However, the Argentines saw their lead cut off when they scored an own goal when the defender’s control from a Malumbe long ball dropped into his own net.However, Capital could not force the game to a draw with the Argentines scoring their fourth 40 seconds before time.In the earlier games, Capital started their campaign with a statement thumping Belgium 5-0 before replicating the same result against Azerbaijan. Solomon Okeyo grabbed two, Ooko and Shabir adding one each with Lassie Atrash finishing off with a cheeky fifth.They went on with the form in the third game beating Japan 5-1 with Malumbe scoring twice after Ooko had broken the deadlock. Japan pulled one back but it was all morning dew as Ooko completed his brace before Atrash completed the job.Capital will know their next round opponents after the completion of the other group stage matches.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsA handful of Santa Clarita Valley dentists help with the initial screenings and local volunteers step in to provide translation services as needed. Watson said 10 interpreters had been working all day Friday. “A lot of children have so much decay, when you look at their mouths, you think they must be in so much pain,” she said. “But they get to the point where they don’t feel pain anymore. Some of those kids have to come back for treatment every day we’re here.” The foundation’s mobile dental units provide service to various locations throughout the Southland, including Visalia and Bakersfield. A return trip to Santa Clarita is planned for October. A $40,000 grant from Albertsons covered the hard costs of bringing the dental services for this visit as well as providing nutritional information for patients and their families to help with their future dental and physical well-being. [email protected] CANYON COUNTRY – More than 100 Canyon Country children will have brighter smiles in the coming week, thanks to dozens of volunteers and a grocery store’s generosity. The Foundation for Children’s Dental Health, working with local schools and health offices, matched children in need with dental students willing to help. In five trailers set up in a church parking lot, 39 dentists from the University of Southern California performed exams, did X-rays and will spend the next seven days doing fillings, extractions, pulp removals and crowns at no cost to their young patients. “So far we’ve seen 110 kids for a general consultation,” said Ericka Watson, executive director of the foundation. “Throughout the week, they will come back for treatment.” (661) 257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgCLUB LOTTOThere was no jackpot winner in last weeks lotto there was one winner of €100 the numbers drawn were 6-3-1-7-2-5-4. The winners were as follows:Carrie McCallion, Gortany Quigleys Point.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.Next Weeks Jackpot €600SENIORSThe seniors on Saturday evening suffered defeat by the narrowest of margins by suffering a one point defeat against Carndonagh in foden with a scoreline of 2-8 to 2-7. This weeks game for both seniors and reserve teams is a away fixture against Lifford. UNDERAGEUnder 6 and Under 8 training is on every Friday from 6.30pm to 7.45pm in Ture this is for boys and girls born in the year 2007,2008,2009, and 2010 all new faces welcome and can all boys and girls bring a water bottle and cost of session is €2 for info contact Daniel on 0862072745..Under -10 training will continue this Friday in Ture from 6.30pm to 7.45pm. This is for boys and girls born in the years 2005 and 2006. All new players welcome can all boys and girls bring water bottle and cost of the session is €2. For info contact Kevin on 0863576713.Under 12 Training for the 2015 season has started and will continue every Saturday in ture from 10.30am to 12pm. Please bring Trainers, Gum Shield, Water Bottle and €2. This is for players born in 2003 and 2004. New players welcome. Contact Damian for more info 087 7963559Under-14 training is on every Sunday from11.30am to 1pm and every Wednesday aswell for details contact neil on 0863855855Under 16 and Minor training will take place every Monday and Friday evenings at 7pm to 8.15pm in ture.There was Disappointment on Fridaynight for our U-16s as they suffered defeat in the county final to a very strong Glenties side in Letterkenny.. But take nothing away from our boys who defied all odds and reached the clubs first U-16 division 1 county final. They’ve done everyone at the club proud and no doubt will come back stronger for the championship. Also the players and management would like to thank everyone who came and showed great support Friday night.CAMOIGECamoige for girls aged 6 and over will begin in Ture pitch on Thursday16th,April at 6.00pm to 7.00pm. Come along and join in the fun.CLUB APPOur new club app is now live on the App Store and google play store In the app you can play the clubs lotto every week through the games section and keep up to date with club events and wats happening within the club. Also there is direct links to Facebook and twitter. You can also share your photos of games you are at via the app. So get downloading and have a look for yourselfCLUB GEARThe club has a range of club gear for sale and are placing a order soon with O’Neills. If any one is interested in ordering new gear or purchasing some for details contact Dermot Mc Colgan on 0879978968As always keep up to date with club activities through Facebook,Twitter,Club APP and through are website on www.naomhpadraig.com GAA NEWS: NAOMH PADRAIG MUFF PIPPED BY CARN was last modified: May 31st, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON – Couch potatoes rule. Americans are spending more time watching television and surfing the Internet, and less time reading books, newspapers and magazines, according to a report being released today. They also appear to be spending less time outside, unless they are watching others sweat. Participation in almost every recreational sport, from golf and tennis to bowling and snow skiing, was down in 2004, even as attendance at professional sporting events continued to climb. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Those and many other facts were included in this year’s Statistical Abstract, a 1,023-page book of numbers quantifying just about every aspect of American life. The Census Bureau assembles the statistics from a myriad of government and private sources, so researchers, academics and businesses can find them in one place. Some sports sociologists argue that America is becoming a nation of spectators. Norman Chad thinks we already are. “We all have televisions. They are relatively inexpensive,” said Chad, who writes a syndicated sports column called “Couch Slouch” about the sports he watches on TV. “We all have microwave ovens. Why do we need to go out?” Chad, who also does color commentary for the World Series of Poker on ESPN, thinks outdoor sports are overrated. “Ski? You know how long it takes to get to a mountain?” asked Chad. “You want to drive two hours to break your leg?” Skiing, tennis and other recreational activities enjoyed increased popularity until 2004, when participation slipped. Andrew Yiannakis, a sports sociologist at the University of Connecticut, said there are several potential reasons for the decline. “During times of security and abundance, people feel more inclined to spend money and enjoy themselves,” said Yiannakis, who teaches a course called “Defining Leisure: A Sociological Perspective.” “During times of, say, political unrest, insecurity, economic downturns, people feel insecure, and their mood shifts into a negative state,” Yiannakis said. “People don’t feel as good, so they shrink away from spending money and engaging in activities.” Yiannakis also said children are taught, intentionally or not, that they shouldn’t play sports if they are not good at them. It happens when kids get cut from sports teams, or when coaches bench them for poor play. “It is an elitist system that encourages the best to play and in a sense teaches the rest to be fans and spectators,” Yiannakis said. Among professional sports, baseball is still the national pastime when it comes to attendance, in part because there are 162 games in the regular season. Nearly 75 million people attended Major League Baseball games in 2004, compared with 23 million who went to National Basketball Association games and 22 million people who attended National Football League games. The National Hockey League’s 2004-05 season was canceled because of a labor dispute. Among those who play, exercise walking was the number-one sports activity, followed by camping and exercising with equipment. The No. 1 leisure activity was dining out, followed by entertaining friends and family at home and reading books. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgThe North Coast sport salmon season opens on Saturday, and it looks to be littered with unknowns. First and foremost, will boats be able to get out? The marine forecast is getting worse by the day. Saturday’s forecast is calling for 10 to 20 knot winds and waves 9 feet at 9 seconds. That’s big-boat weather for sure. For the boats that do make it out, where do you start? Conditions have been horrible for over a week now, so there’s no insight on where the feed is.Typically, commercial crabbers …last_img read more

first_img11 June 2015It’s ‘lights, camera, and action’ for amateur filmmakers in Joburg. The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is hosting workshops and practical exercises to boost the industry and to help continue creatively telling South Africa’s original stories.At the end of the three-day course, on Friday, participants will screen a short film at the OR Tambo Cultural Precinct in Wattville to demonstrate what they have learned.Workshops are being held at various art centres on the East Rand: the Rhoo Hlatshwayo Art Centre in Daveyton, Moses Molelekwa Arts Centre in Tembisa and the Katlehong Art Centre.“The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality officials in the performing arts section together with stakeholders such as the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Services Seta will facilitate the workshops with an intention to unpack and address issues of funding, production and scriptwriting, from development to distribution, acting and directing,” spokesperson Themba Gadebe said.All those who are interested in going to the workshops can contact Nomathemba Maseko-Jele on 011 999 0671/ 079 872 8834 or send an email.The film industry contributed R3.5-billion to the gross domestic product, said the Department of Trade and Industry. According to the NFVF, Leon Schuster’s Schuks Tshabalala’s Survival Guide to South Africa is the country’s highest grossing film, at R38-million. The film industry supports 25 175 full time jobs, adds the foundation.Sources: SAnews.gov.za and National Film and Video Foundationlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A recent “#BLOGMEETSBEEF” program highlighting the Pasture to Plate Experience, sponsored by four state beef councils and the Beef Checkoff Program, has helped increase knowledge of beef and beef production among 14 key food bloggers. The event was held this spring in Columbus, Ohio, and funded by the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin Beef Councils. It was also supported by the family-owned Meijer supermarket chain, which carries only Certified Angus Beef.The bloggers invited to the event came from across the four states and are followed on their blogs by consumers throughout the United States. They represent a wide range of cooking and family interests, and regularly share knowledge and recipes with other consumers with an appreciation for food, reaching more than 984,000 people on multiple social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.The event began with a tour of the Claylick Run Farm, an Angus seedstock and grain operation located in Licking County. A presentation from a veterinarian provided key points about necessary animal health aspects of beef production, and was followed by dinner at an upscale casual steakhouse. The following day, the bloggers learned about Meijer meat operations, and were treated to presentations on cutting and cooking beef. They received tips on food photography, and put their own culinary skills to the test in a “Battle of the Beef” Cookoff and Photo Shoot.“This was a tremendous opportunity to reach out to food enthusiasts who reach thousands of consumers on a daily basis,” said Angie Horkan, director of marketing for the Wisconsin Beef Council. “They came away with a huge appreciation for what it takes to bring beef to America’s dinner tables.”In fact, pre- and post-event surveys showed the experience had a tremendous influence on how participants view the beef industry, and how they will use their new information in the future. All bloggers said after the event that they believed the positives either strongly (93%) or somewhat (7%) outweigh the negatives of beef. Furthermore, all said the experience prepared them to communicate simple, healthy ways of incorporating beef either extremely (79%) or very (21%) well.“While every consumer would benefit from directly experiencing the beef industry, that isn’t feasible,” said Elizabeth Harsh, executive director of the Ohio Beef Council. “The next best option is to give those who interact with consumers that opportunity, and that’s what we did here.”This type of partnerships between state beef councils helps extend the beef checkoff, according to Alison Smith, who coordinates foodservice and retail programs for the Kentucky Beef Council.“By working together, we can build on the success of the national program and on our individual state programs,” she said.The “BLOGMEETSBEEF Pasture to Plate Experience” is also one way state beef councils and the Beef Checkoff Program are addressing the beef industry’s Long Range Plan, which calls for the industry to grow consumer trust in beef and beef production by increasing opportunities for food industry influencers to get first-hand experiences with beef producers and beef production practices.last_img read more

first_imgNew Cellulose Manufacturer Set for a 2018 LaunchHow to Install Cellulose InsulationCellulose InsulationFiberglass versus CelluloseBlown Insulation for Attics: Fiberglass vs. Cellulose RELATED ARTICLES UltraCell’s new celluloseAs UltraCell explains on its website, producers of cellulose insulation typically use recycled newspaper and other forms of paper as raw materials. Fire retardants are mixed in as dry chemicals, a process that leaves the insulation vulnerable to contamination from foreign material in the shredded paper, and makes for a dusty product when installed.UltraCell promotes two changes to the process. First, it uses recycled corrugated cardboard and other clean fibers as the feedstock. That would make the insulation “extraordinarily clean and robust,” the company said. Second, instead of mixing dry fire retardants into shredded fiber, a new “wet” process along with a fire retardant blend it calls “Celluborate” results in reduced dust and the potential for higher R-values.The innovations would make UltraCell’s cellulose an “industry changing product,” the company said in court filings.Hulstrunk had been a long-time employee of Massachusetts-based cellulose manufacturer National Fiber. After the company closed its doors in 2015, he went to work for UltraCell and became, in UltraCell’s words, “one of only a handful of people who knows all aspects of UltraCell’s trade secret information regarding its wet process…” Further, the company claims, Hulstrunk became an owner by accepting “member units” in the company.Hulstrunk says in his complaint that he went to work for UltraCell in 2015 as an independent contractor and worked from his home in Vermont. Later, he became the company’s technical manager and in September 2017 was named vice president of technical services. But, Hulstrunk adds, he never signed the paperwork that would have prevented his move to another company.In October 2017, Hulstrunk left his job at UltraCell and moved to Nature-Tech.“If Hulstrunk has not already disclosed UltraCell’s trade secrets to Nature Tech, his new employment puts him in a position where such disclosure is inevitable,” UltraCell’s complaint says. “UltraCell needs immediate injunctive relief to stop Hulstrunk and Nature Tech from misappropriating UltraCell’s trade secrets and stealing UltraCell’s goodwill.” Nature-Tech’s entry into the marketLittle is known about Nature-Tech’s venture into the insulation market. Its website focuses on architectural woodworking. There are photos of millwork in corporate meeting rooms, hotels, condos, restaurants, and casinos. The company says it can work with a variety of materials beyond wood, including glass, metal, fabrics and plastics.But there’s nothing about producing insulation, cellulose or otherwise.One hint comes from Hulstrunk’s account at Linked-In, an online business networking app. He describes himself as “VP of Insulation Technology at NatureTech” and adds, “NatureTech will be bringing its innovative dedusted cellulose insulation to market starting in the second quarter of 2018.”Efforts to reach both Hulstrunk and Nature-Tech were unsuccessful. Hulstrunk went to court last November, trying to head off any no-compete claims by UltraCell by filing a complaint against UltraCell in a federal district court in Vermont. UltraCell fired back with its own claim against Hulstrunk and Nature-Tech, alleging that Hulstrunk will inevitably reveal trade secrets and erode UltraCell’s competitive edge in the $500 million North American cellulose market.The dispute is still in court. UltraCell is still planning on having its insulation on the market by the fourth quarter of this year. Whether the legal challenge could disrupt Nature-Tech’s plans isn’t clear. Two companies developing an improved type of cellulose insulation hope to get their products into the hands of installers later this year, but the race to the marketplace has been complicated by an ongoing legal dispute involving allegations that important trade secrets may have been misappropriated.UltraCell Insulation, headquartered in Buffalo, New York, has been working on a new method of making cellulose insulation, incorporating changes that the company says will make the insulation cleaner and less dusty. At the same time, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, firm called Nature-Tech is apparently at work on a similar product. Both hope for a product launch this year.At the center of this competitive race is William Hulstrunk, who went to work for UltraCell in 2015 and became a key player in its insulation program before jumping ship and joining Nature-Tech at the end of 2017. Planned market areaUltraCell CEO Jon Strimling said by telephone that the company has raised about $6 million in financing and put up an initial production line in Buffalo, New York, where it is producing insulation on a limited basis.“We don’t want to launch anything until we’re thrilled with the product,” he said. “We really want to launch the best product the industry has ever seen.”UltraCell Insulation should be available to installers later this year.It will take another couple of months to work out any kinks in production, and another couple of months to get the insulation fully certified, Strimling said. He expects to be shipping product for sampling in the third quarter of the year, and to be in full sales mode by the fourth quarter.Initially, the company’s market area will be all of New England and parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions, with a longer term goal of entering the Canadian market. Eventually, Strimling said, they’d like to take sales national.Price-wise, Strimling said UltraCell should be “very competitive” with other forms of cellulose already on the market, in part because its manufacturing process allows a more efficient use of expensive fire retardants.As to higher R-values, Strimling said the company believes that’s possible, but no such claims are being made at this point.“We are looking at this as what it is, which is an engineered composite,” Strimling said. “I think there’s been a tendency in the industry to look at this as shredded paper with some powder thrown on it and put in a bag. We’re tying to be more meticulous about how we manage the materials, and we’re definitely shooting to improve the state of the art in the industry, including R-values.”last_img read more

first_imgWhen shooting directly at the sun, some digital cinema cameras suffer from the “black sun effect,” which can leave a nasty-looking hole in your image. Here’s how to fix it in DaVinci Resolve.Top image via ShutterstockOne very common (and frustrating) issue that most filmmakers eventually face is the black sun effect. If you’ve ever experienced this issue, you know just how annoying it can be to review your otherwise perfect looking footage, only to realize there’s a big black hole right in the middle of the shot.Most often, this artifact is a result of extreme overexposure — hence why it’s so common when pointing your camera at the sun. The center of the overexposed portion of your image will simply clip to black, as opposed to clipping to white, which inevitably leaves an ugly mark on your footage.Image via ShutterstockNot all cameras will have this issue. In fact, most don’t suffer from this problem. But some digital cinema cameras (such as the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera) are prone to it and need to be handled carefully in post to get rid of the problem.The good news: it’s actually very easy to fix this problem in just about any color correction software. For the purpose of this post, I’ll describe the steps that I’d recommend using in DaVinci Resolve — but keep in mind, you can apply these principles no matter what color software you’re using.Step 1: Add a WindowThe first step you need to take after importing your footage is to create a power window around the black spot on your footage. This usually works best with a small circular window positioned directly on top of the black hole. You might want to add a touch of softness (or feathering) to the window, but try to limit the overall size as much as possible. You really only want it affecting the black spot and maybe a few surrounding pixels.Step 2: TrackOnce your window is set up properly, the next step is to use a tracker (such as DaVinci Resolve’s built-in tracker) to track the mask to the black spot. This step might not be necessary if you were shooting a locked-off shot on a tripod, but if you were panning, tilting, or shooting handheld, you’re definitely going to need to track your window. Once the track is complete, you can move on to the final step.Step 3: Levels AdjustmentWith your window now tracked perfectly to the black spot on your footage, all you need to do is lift up your shadows as much as possible. The easiest way to do this in DaVinci Resolve is to crank up the “lift” wheel as far as possible, so that your black level effectively turns white. This will completely eliminate the black spot in your footage, leaving you with a perfect final image.To help visualize these steps, be sure to check out the video below. It will show you exactly how to remove the black sun effect on your footage.Have any additional tips/tricks/techniques for adjusting sun spots? Please share them in the comments below.last_img read more

first_imgA woman died and two other civilians were injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in the Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said.Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing, resulting in the death and injuries. Properties have also been damaged, they said, adding the Indian Army has effectively retaliated to the unprovoked aggression from across the Line of Control.The woman who died in the firing has been identified as Hamida Fatima, police said.On Saturday, Pakistani troops had resorted to firing in Tangdhar to assist infiltration attempts by militants. Two Indian Army personnel and a civilian were killed and three others were injured.On Sunday, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said 6-10 Pakistani army personnel were killed and three terrorist camps destroyed in a retaliatory action by the Indian Army across the LoC opposite the Tangdhar sector.last_img read more

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Fighting is family affair for Golovkin San Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya was livid after San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez called Michael Calisaan a “dirty player” after their game Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.“Boyet has no right to call Michael a dirty player,” said Macaraya after losing to the Red Lions 76-65. “He’s destroying the dignity of Michael as well as the referees and commissioner.”ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES READ: San Beda trumps San Sebastian for 10th straight winCalisaan was initially called for a disqualifying foul on San Beda’s Javee Mocon at the 3:33 mark of the first quarter, which would’ve merited an automatic ejection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe referees, however, downgraded the call to an unsportsmanlike foul after reviewing the video.“Every game, I watch Michael play because I want to find ways to stop him but every time I watch him I always see him punching a guy,” said Fernandez. “I love his physicality but don’t try to destroy another guy’s future. Macaraya was dumbfounded with Fernandez’ statements adding that the 11-1 Red Lions have been practically breezing through during their 10-game win streak.“I don’t know what his problem is, they’re the ones who are winning and we’re the ones losing, and yet he keeps on complaining,” said Macaraya as his Stags slipped to 5-6. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:34Robredo calls for scrapping of ‘Oplan Tokhang’01:53NCAA Season 93 Preview: San Sebastian Stags01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementAn inspired second half surge by the Swiss helped them stage the first comeback victory of this year’s world cup. Goals from Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri sparked a controversial celebration from the players portraying the nationalist symbol of the ethnic Albanian Eagle hinting at their Albanian lineage. Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic overpowered the Swiss defender Fabian Schar to head the ball home and give Serbia the lead just 5 minutes into the game.  After an early domination by the Serbian, Switzerland slowly started to take control of the match. Early in the second half, Shaqiri’s shot from inside the box was blocked by Kolarov as it fell comfortably for Granit Xhaka. The arsenal midfielder shot a 25 yard rebound ball with power, pace and swerve from outside the box leaving no chance whatsoever for Stojkovic to save the shot. Tiring midfield for both the teams towards the end of the match became easier to pass by as attack was countered by attack in the final few minutes of the game. Serbia won a corner in the dying moments of the game. Ivanovic’s cross was steered clear and two passes later it sparked a one man counter attack from Shaqiri who was tried to be played offside by Tosic forgetting the fact that it was Shaqiri’s own half. Shaqiri carried the ball from the half line on his own to score the all important winner for the Swiss.This puts Switzerland level on points with table toppers Brazil who are sitting on 4 points from 2 matches. This means that Serbia will have to win against Brazil in order to qualify while, for Switzerland a mere draw against the already knocked Costa Rica will help them advance to the knockout phase.Catch the highlights of #SRBSUI here :Read also :FIFA World Cup 2018: Nigeria vs Iceland ReviewFIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil vs Costa Rica Reviewlast_img read more

first_imgData Device Corporation announces the introduction of its RD-19231 series of 16-bit resolver-to-digital (R/D) converters, which offer 3.3V or 5V compatibility and are designed for high performance aerospace, industrial, and commercial positioning systems. The RD-19231, contained in a small 64-pin plastic quad flat pack (10×10 mm), is a drop-in replacement to all RD-19230 legacy designs, and replacement requires no modification of the Printed Circuit Board. This single SOI CMOS monolithic chip merges precision analog circuitry with digital logic to form a complete high- performance tracking R/D converter with accuracy up to 1 arc minute. For convenience and flexibility, the RD-19231 offers user programmable encoder emulation, resolution, bandwidth, tracking rate, velocity scaling and a new selectable I/O voltage output of 5V or 3.3V. Furthermore, an internal encoder emulation feature (with independent resolution control) enables the RD-19231 to emulate incremental optical encoder output signals, so that new encoder-based systems can now easily interface with a resolver output.Normally, as little as six degrees of resolver phase shift can cause accuracy problems in a 16-bit R/D converter. The RD-19231’s synthesized reference capability not only eliminates errors caused by quadrature (phase shift) voltage, but also ensures accurate operation with a phase shift of up to 45 degrees. Additionally, the RD-19231’s differential resolver inputs allow for easy filtering in noisy environments.The RD-19231 accepts two sets of bandwidth components providing users with uncompromising precision for a wide variety of dynamic applications. The dual bandwidth feature also enables users to switch the resolution on the fly between 10, 12, 14, or 16-bit settings with minimal upset to velocity and position information. Dual bandwidth and switch on the fly resolution are valuable features for applications requiring high resolution with a settling time that is faster than such a resolution will permit.The RD-19231’s ±4V velocity output (VEL) eliminates the need for a tachometer, and the VEL’s full scale value can be easily set with a single resistor. Velocity scaling, reversal error, and offset parameters may be externally trimmed for applications requiring tighter specifications than are the norm.The RD-19231 series operates in temperatures ranging from -40 to +85° C, and is ideal for aerospace, industrial, and commercial position applications, including servo motor controls, antenna positioning, aircraft position feedback systems, machine tool and robotic positioning controls, and manufacturing process control systems. The RD-19231 is available in both lead and RoHS lead free versions.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous TI: multiprotocol gigabit TSN-enabled processors for Industry 4.0Next Innodisk: industrial-grade 3D NAND SSD series for industrial embedded marketlast_img read more

first_imgAerial view of the half-time show at the 1984 Rose Bowl Game between UCLA and Illinois.Aerial view of the half-time show at the 1984 Rose Bowl Game between UCLA and Illinois, Pasadena, California, January 2, 1984. UCLA won the game, 45 – 9. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)We have a new College Football Playoff prediction following what happened in college football in the second week of the season.ESPN has updated its College Football Playoff predictor following Week 2.The four teams projected to make the College Football Playoff right now:AlabamaOhio StateClemsonOklahomaLast week, ESPN’s College Football Playoff predictor had Notre Dame making it. The Fighting Irish’s odds have dropped significantly after their showing against Ball State, though.You can view the full picks here.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Teekay Offshore Partners (TOO) has entered into conditional contracts with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to construct two Suezmax-size DP2 shuttle tankers, with options to order up to two additional vessels.Upon delivery in 2019 and 2020, the 154,000 dwt vessels will provide shuttle tanker services in the North Sea under Teekay Offshore’s existing master agreement with Statoil ASA (Statoil).As informed, the new vessels will be constructed based on TOO’s new Shuttle Spirit design which incorporates technologies aimed at increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions, including LNG propulsion technology.What is more, Teekay Offshore revealed plans to transfer its shuttle tanker business into a new subsidiary, Teekay Shuttle Tankers (ShuttleCo).This follows a contract signed between Teekay Corporation, Teekay Offshore and Brookfield Business Partners as well as its institutional partners to enter into a strategic partnership. The deal includes a USD 640 million investment in Teekay Offshore. Following the investment, Brookfield will own approximately 60 percent share in Teekay Offshore.As part of the formation of ShuttleCo, a majority of Teekay Offshore’s shuttle tanker fleet will be refinanced with a new USD 600 million, five-year debt facility, and two 50 percent-owned vessels will be refinanced with a new USD 71 million, four-year debt facility.In addition, an existing USD 250 million debt facility secured by the three East Coast Canada newbuildings and an existing USD 143 million private placement project bond financing secured by two vessels, will be transferred from Teekay Offshore to ShuttleCo, the company said.Separately, Teekay Offshore informed that Teekay Shuttle Tankers has completed an offering of USD 250 million of new senior unsecured bonds in the Norwegian bond market. The new bonds will have a coupon of 7.125 percent and mature in August 2022.In connection with the bond issuance, and Teekay Shuttle Tankers’ acquisition of the shuttle tanker business, Teekay Offshore will repurchase approximately NOK 199 million of its TOP02 bonds maturing in November 2018 at a price of 101 percent of par value and approximately NOK 512 million of its TOP04 bonds maturing in December 2018 at a price of 101 percent of par value.last_img read more

first_imgRiyadh: The weapons used to strike two Saudi oil plants were provided by the kingdom’s arch-foe Iran, the Riyadh-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Monday. “The investigation is continuing and all indications are that weapons used in both attacks came from Iran,” coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki told reporters in Riyadh, adding they were now probing “from where they were fired”. The Tehran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen, where a coalition is bogged down in a five-year war, claimed Saturday’s strikes on two facilities owned by state energy giant Aramco which sent shock waves across oil markets. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USBut US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has pointed the finger squarely at Tehran, saying there was no evidence the “unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply” was launched from Yemen. “This strike didn’t come from Yemen territory as the Huthi militia are pretending,” Maliki said, adding that an investigation was ongoing into the attacks and their origins. He labelled the Huthis “a tool in the hands of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and the terrorist regime of Iran”. Trump has raised the possibility of military retaliation after the strikes, saying Sunday that Washington was “locked and loaded” to respond. Oil prices rocketed on Monday after the strikes on Abqaiq, the world’s largest oil processing facility, and the Khurais oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia knocked out nearly half of the top crude exporter’s production.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO — The accessibility law that took effect in Ontario 14 years ago and has served as a blueprint for similar legislation in other parts of Canada has fallen well short of its goals and continues to leave disabled residents facing daily, “soul-crushing” barriers, a former lieutenant governor has found.David Onley, a wheelchair user tasked with reviewing the implementation of Ontario’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, delivered a withering indictment of nearly all aspects of the law in a report quietly tabled in the provincial legislature this week.The scathing report said disabled residents are barred from full inclusion in the province at nearly every turn, likening some of the barriers they face to long-abolished Jim Crow laws that perpetuated racial discrimination in the United States.He said Ontario is nowhere near realizing the goal at the heart of the act, which promises to make the province fully accessible by 2025. He said only urgent, wide-ranging action from the provincial government can put a stop to the ongoing cycle of human rights violations.“This is a matter of civil rights, and people with disabilities are being discriminated against on a daily basis in multiple ways,” Onley said in a telephone interview. “We don’t like to use the word discrimination because it gets tossed around, but what other word describes the situation? It is discrimination.”Onley said the most obvious manifestations of that discrimination can be found throughout Ontario’s public and private buildings, many of which have physical features that actively shut people out.Onley — Ontario’s first disabled lieutenant governor — said some personal examples include restaurants featuring automatic doors atop a flight of stairs or hotels with accessible washrooms but beds too high for him to climb into from his motorized scooter.“For a person using a wheelchair, stairs are like a sign that says you can’t enter here. The same goes for a deaf student in a classroom without captioning or a blind woman trying to find her way in a building without accurate Braille signage,” he said in the opening chapter of his report. “The message is: you don’t belong here.”Onley said design barriers are no different than “the signs of a bygone era in foreign countries, telling people which water fountains they could or could not use and which restaurants or buses they could or could not use.”While Onley identified built environment barriers as one of the most pressing concerns, he listed a host of other problems with the law he said the government has failed to properly address since it took effect in 2005.Other issues included lack of enforcement, accessibility rules that are slow to be developed and even slower to be implemented, and information-technology standards that are already out of date although they haven’t been fully applied.Some of the issues are even more fundamental, he said, citing the fact that the law does not currently define “accessibility” and leaves people across the province to come up with their own interpretations. Even the definition of “disability” is problematic, he said, saying AODA’s current language positions disability as a medical issue rather than one of social exclusion.Clarifying those key terms is among the 15 broad recommendations Onley provided to the current Progressive Conservative government, who had frozen work by committees tasked with developing accessibility standards since taking power last June.Others involve the government radically changing its approach. Onley urged Premier Doug Ford to lead the way in making accessibility a priority across all ministries, not just the one ostensibly handling the file.He also urged the government to redesign the provincial education curriculum to make accessibility a focus starting as early as kindergarten and extending through the post-secondary years. He likened the efforts he wants to see with past campaigns that brought public smoking and environmental protection to greater public prominence.Onley singled out architects as a particular target of educational efforts, noting trainees in the field learn next to nothing about inclusive design.Other recommendations included offering tax breaks and other financial incentives to those improving accessibility in public buildings and private homes, significantly bolstering enforcement efforts, and lifting the freeze on developing new accessibility standards in areas like health care and education.The government said it acted on the last recommendation already and will be meeting with committee heads to get work back underway.Minister for Seniors and Accessibility Raymond Cho did not respond to Onley’s other recommendations, but thanked him for the report.“We aim to modernize our approach to accessibility to make things easier for families, workers and businesses in today’s Ontario,” Cho said in a statement.Accessibility advocates lauded Onley’s report, saying his “blistering” findings should be of particular concern to other Canadian jurisdictions.David Lepofsky, chair of advocacy group AODA Alliance, said Manitoba and Nova Scotia both put legislation in place that’s weaker than Ontario’s in many respects. The federal government, he said, is poised to follow suit unless the senate makes amendments to strengthen the proposed Accessible Canada Act, the first national accessibility law in Canada’s history.“The thing that we’ve learned, that the Onley report shows, is that just doing what Ontario did has helped, but nowhere near as much as what we need,” Lepofsky said. “(Other governments) need to learn from that and be better.”Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgThe Duchess of Cornwall received a canine guard of honour as she visited Battersea Dogs & Cats Home this week with her two Jack Russell terriers.Duchess of Cornwall and Paul O’Grady at Battersea Dogs & Cats HomeCredit/Copyright: http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/news-and-diary/the-duchess-of-cornwall-visits-battersea-dogs-cats-homeA dozen homeless dogs stood in two lines wearing blue jackets as The Duchess fed them treats, petted them and chatted to volunteers at the home, in south west London.The Duchess has recently adopted the two terriers from the charity and it was the first time she had visited Battersea with her new companions in tow.Her Royal Highness got Beth in August 2011 when she was a three-month-old unwanted puppy and later adopted Bluebell in September 2012 after she was found wandering alone in a London park with a painful skin condition.The pair appeared in fine form when they emerged with The Duchess from the royal car, straining at their leads to explore the smells of the home and barking at the cameras as they were photographed.Staff who treated the two dogs commented on how well they were looking and said they were delighted that Bluebell’s fur had grown back.“She’s the nicest dog,” The Duchess said of Bluebell. “Both of them are. They are very happy and they love it… These two, I must say, have turned out to be stars.”The Duchess visited the home in October 2010 to open the charity’s new London cattery and to mark Battersea’s 150th anniversary. During Wednesday’s hour-long visit The Duchess met Paul O’Grady, the television presenter and ambassador at Battersea who himself adopted a Jack Russell from the home in the summer.He told The Duchess: “I think mine’s got a bit of Rottweiler in her. She is tough.” The Duchess replied that her dogs are “very tough too”.Before leaving the Battersea home, The Duchess was given two goodie bags for her dogs, and in turn left the home a bag of Highgrove products donated by The Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation.Source:PrinceOfWales.gov.uklast_img read more

first_imgBill Clinton released the following statement on the sixth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010:“Six years ago, over 200,000 Haitians were killed in the devastating earthquake, and countless more were displaced from their homes, loved ones, and support systems.“I am deeply grateful to the many partners within Haiti and around the world — including through the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative — who have remained steadfast in their dedication to the rebuilding effort, often in the face of considerable challenges. Together, Haitians and their partners are working today to create jobs, grow small businesses, revitalize Haiti’s once-vibrant agricultural sector, and protect the environment.“Much remains to be done, but I continue to believe that Haiti has a bright future, and will continue to do what I can to support the resilient Haitian people as they build the country they envision.”last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Could the story of the Vegas Golden Knights be coming soon to a theatre near you? (Getty Images/CBC Sports) Advertisementcenter_img The Vegas Golden Knights’ run to the Stanley Cup Final feels like a ready-made sports movie — clichés and all.A scrappy group of literal outcasts defying the odds, sticking it to the establishment and rallying after a tragedy to reach improbable heights? The script practically writes itself.So, might as well cast it and start production, right? LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Golden Misfits — working title — has the potential to fuse the sheer lunacy of Slap Shot and emotional stakes of Miracle with the mass appeal of the Mighty Ducks film franchise. The NHL even brought up the subject with the Golden Knights recently, with the players and coaches weighing in on their cinematic counterparts.But in order to achieve peak authenticity, it’s time for an expansion draft (er, casting call) to find the right actors. And should Vegas win the Cup, it’d be a bigger heist than anything Danny Ocean ever schemed up… Facebooklast_img read more

Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. says it logged net earnings of $44.8 million in the first quarter, or 81 cents per share.That’s down from net earnings of $50.8 million, or $1.02 per share, in the same January-to-March period a year earlier.Revenues reached $125.5 million in the quarter, which represents an increase of $12.4 million over the same periods in the prior year.The increase was primarily the result of increased destination guests and associated revenue per visit.As of March 31, 2012, total pass and card sales reached $41.5 million — a record for Whistler Blackcomb, exceeding last year’s record sales to March 31, 2011.Skier visits were 1.338 million in the quarter — an increase of 9.2 per cent over the same period last year. read more

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour today opened an Asia-Pacific regional human rights conference in Beijing with a call for “ever closer partnerships” to combat human trafficking. “All too often, those who are trafficked are criminalized, for example as illegal migrants or prostitutes, when they should be receiving assistance as victims,” she said, noting that although the human rights dimensions of the problem are evident, it continues to be addressed primarily as a “law and order” issue.Some 150 delegates from member States, national human rights institutions, sub-regional organizations, non-governmental organizations(NGOs) and UN agencies are taking part in the 13th annual workshop on Regional Cooperation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region, focusing this year on human trafficking.Ms. Arbour welcomed the mechanisms and initiatives in place to tackle the problems in the region, making it a leader in the fight to stem this gross form of human rights abuse. “But this is a struggle that will only be overcome through ever closer partnerships at the international, regional, and sub-regional levels,” she said.She highlighted the role regional mechanisms could play in tackling cross-border problems like trafficking. Their importance lies in the fact that they seek to “flesh out a common approach to a complex problem, one that seeks to assist States, from a position of shared regional values, to address shortcomings in their national frameworks to allow individuals both the means to obtain their rights in full, and seek effective redress when those rights are denied,” she added.Participants will hold in-depth discussions on the future of the Asia-Pacific Framework and review progress achieved in the four areas identified within a framework for technical cooperation in human rights in the region, namely national human rights institutions; and action plans; human rights education; and the realization of the achievement of the right to development and of economic, social and cultural rights. read more

TSX advances as Scotiabank misses expectations, U.S. consumer confidence surges AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – A surprisingly strong reading on U.S. consumer confidence helped underpin a modest gain on the Toronto stock market Tuesday.The S&P/TSX composite index pulled back from session highs as gold stocks turned negative, but was still up 54.14 points at the close to 12,750.52 as traders also reacted to an earnings report from Scotiabank that missed expectations.The Conference Board’s U.S. consumer confidence index blew past expectations, coming in at a five-year high of 76.2 against the 72.3 reading that economists had expected. The April reading was 68.1.Scotiabank’s (TSX:BNS) adjusted earnings came in at $1.24 per share, two cents short of analyst estimates, but its overall net income rose to $1.6 billion from $1.46 billion a year earlier. The net profit amounted to $1.23 per share, up from $1.15 per share a year earlier.However, market disappointment was short-lived as Scotiabank shares closed unchanged at $59.61 after earlier losing about one per cent.“The results were a little bit disappointing but nothing material, nothing that’s out of the ordinary for normal course quarterly behaviour,” said Kash Pashootan, vice-president and portfolio manager at First Avenue Advisory, a Raymond James company.He said the market is moving more towards a wait-and-see attitude regarding the banks, reflecting concerns about lower domestic loan growth as the Canadian real estate sector softens.“For example, you look at TD Bank results and you saw that in Canada, year over year for this year, loan growth in Canada grew by five per cent,” he said.“So it’s still growing but that momentum at which it’s growing has slowed, compared to the U.S. where it’s growing at 15 per cent.”The Canadian dollar was off 0.54 a cent to 96.2 cents US as the greenback picked up strength following the release of the consumer confidence report and other data showing rising house prices.Traders also looked to the Bank of Canada’s next interest rate announcement, scheduled for Wednesday morning. The central bank is widely expected to keep its key rate unchanged for some time to come.U.S. indexes were sharply higher but also well off the highest levels of the session. The Dow Jones industrials jumped 106.29 points to 15,409.39 after running up as much as 218 points in the morning. The Nasdaq composite index gained 29.74 points to 3,488.89 while the S&P 500 index was ahead 10.46 points to 1,660.06.CIBC World Markets senior economist Andrew Grantham said the U.S. consumer confidence index for May was supported by lower gasoline prices, soft inflation as well as rising home prices — which offset tax increases in January.“A firmer labour market may have also played a role, with almost 11 per cent saying jobs were plentiful (up from 9.7 per cent) and the labour differential improving,” Grantham said.Confidence also improved in Canada as the Ottawa-based Conference Board of Canada said its index rose 5.1 points to 80.7.The U.S. data was scrutinized for how it might influence the Fed. There have been jitters on stock markets due to speculation that the U.S. central bank might scale back its aggressive bond-buying program, which is meant to stimulate the economy, due to a recent improvement in some economic indicators.Traders also took in further good news from the U.S. housing sector. The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for March rose by 1.12 per cent, higher than the 0.9 per cent pace that had been expected. That translates into a 10.87 per cent year-over-year gain — the first double-digit increase in over six years.On the TSX, the industrials sector led advancers, up one per cent with Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) ahead $2.55 to $139.40.The financial sector was up 0.8 per cent as Royal Bank (TSX:RY) gained 84 cents to $64.10 while Bank of Montreal, which reports earnings Wednesday, added 39 cents to $63.70.Oil and copper prices advanced after being buffeted last week after a survey by HSBC Corp. showed a decline in China’s manufacturing for May. An official report on factory production in the world’s second-largest economy will be released later in the week.The July crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was up 86 cents to US$95.01 a barrel and the energy sector was up almost 0.9 per cent. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) advanced 46 cents to C$31.58.The base metals sector gave up early gains to settle slightly lower even as July copper moved two cents higher to US$3.31 a pound. HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) was up 19 cents to C$8.53.The gold sector fell about 0.7 per cent as the June contract in New York declined $7.70 to US$1,378.90 an ounce. Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) faded 18 cents to C$19.88.There was also acquisition activity as Domtar Corp. (TSX:UFS) said it has signed a deal to buy Associated Hygienic Products, a maker of store brand infant diapers in the United States, from DSG International for $272 million. Domtar shares improved by $1.58 to $72.23.Telus Corp. has received approval from the Ontario Superior Court for its proposed $380-million acquisition of Mobilicity, a struggling rival that provides cellphone service in several major cities in three provinces. The acquisition has also been approved by Mobilicity’s bondholders, but Industry Minister Christian Paradis is still reviewing the deal. Telus shares slipped a dime to $37.18.In other earnings news, high-end jewelry company Tiffany says its first-quarter net income rose three per cent to US$83.6 million, or 65 cents per share as sales improved across all regions. Ex-items, earnings were 70 cents per share, well above the 53 cents that analyst expected. Revenue for the New York company known for its blue boxes rose 10 per cent to $895.5 million, topping Wall Street’s $855.7 million estimate and its stock was up 3.95 per cent to US$79.22. by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted May 28, 2013 8:11 am MDT read more

European markets recover their poise despite earlier sell-off in Asia by Pan Pylas, The Associated Press Posted Jul 8, 2013 5:42 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – European markets recovered their poise Monday, despite an earlier sell-off in Asia, as investors shrugged off fears of an imminent scaling back of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s monetary stimulus.Investors in Europe regained their footing after last week’s stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report prompted an end-of-week sell-off. After European markets closed on Friday, U.S. stocks posted solid gains.Given the prevailing focus on the U.S., the key day this week will likely be Wednesday, when the minutes to the last policy meeting of the Fed are published. The Fed’s chairman, Ben Bernanke, is also due to deliver a speech.“It is possible that the combination of these events will encourage speculation that tapering is almost upon us,” said Jane Foley, an analyst at Rabobank International. “Alternatively there is the possibility that Bernanke will push back against speculation that the Fed is ready to take a less accommodative position.”Without a clearer gauge, markets around the world have been volatile for weeks. For the past few years, the Fed’s stimulus, echoed by other central banks, has been one of the props shoring up a number of financial assets, in particular stocks.Volatility was a key feature Monday as European markets started the week positively following Wall Street’s late turn Friday and amid hopes that Greece will get its next batch of bailout funds. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 1 per cent at 6,437 while Germany’s DAX rose 2.2 per cent to 7,676. The CAC-40 in France was 1.8 per cent higher at 3,821.The mood in Europe was perked up by the news that Greece’s international creditors appear to have reached a deal with the cash-strapped country over further economic reforms required for the release of the bailout funds. A meeting later in the day of the finance ministers of the 17 European Union countries that use the euro is expected to confirm the release.Wall Street was poised for a solid opening with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.5 per cent. Another key focus in markets will be the start of the U.S. second-quarter corporate reporting season after Monday’s close. As usual, aluminum company Alcoa Inc.’s will be the first to report.“The U.S. is going to remain in the spotlight in the coming weeks, as investors try to make sense of companies’ second quarter earnings at a time when the Fed is looking to withdraw its support and begin tapering its asset purchases,” said Craig Erlam, market analyst at Alpari.Earlier, most Asian markets fell amid renewed worries over the economic recovery in China.“Credit data this week will give investors clues to how much the cash squeeze is affecting the world’s second biggest economy,” said Lee Mumford, a trader at Spreadex.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng closed down 1.3 per cent at 20,582.19. Mainland Chinese shares sank, with the Shanghai Composite Index down 2.4 per cent to 1958.27. The smaller Shenzhen Composite Index lost 3.6 per cent to 889.53. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 1.4 per cent to 14,109.34. South Korea’s Kospi dipped 0.9 per cent to 1,816.85.In other financial markets, the mood was fairly benign. Among major currencies, the euro was up 0.2 per cent at $1.2856 while the dollar was flat at 101.19 yen.In commodity markets, the price of oil was down 16 cents at $103.06 a barrel. read more

by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 7, 2016 8:06 am MDT Last Updated Jul 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Federal banking regulator steps up supervision of mortgage underwriting OTTAWA – The federal banking regulator served notice to the Canadian mortgage lending industry on Thursday that they’ve got their eye on them.The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada sent a letter to all federally regulated financial institutions telling them it’s stepping up scrutiny of mortgage lending amid concerns about rising home prices and the consequences for lenders if the economy weakens.The regulator said low interest rates, record levels of household debt and the sharp rise in house prices in some cities such as Vancouver and Toronto could generate significant loan losses for banks and other lenders if the economy deteriorates.“With rapid price increases in some areas and current exceptionally low interest rates, the risks are getting larger,” superintendent Jeremy Rudin said in a statement.“OSFI wants to see sound mortgage underwriting procedures in place that adapt to the ever-changing circumstances in this area.”The regulator identified several areas that it said it will be watching closely, including the verification of a borrower’s income, debt service ratios and the reliability of property appraisals.OSFI did not make any regulatory changes, but said it will be putting a “greater emphasis” on confirming that mortgage lenders and insurers have sound controls and practices to mitigate risk. It also said it will be reviewing its guidelines that set out its expectations for prudent home mortgage underwriting.The Canadian Bankers Association said it understands the regulator’s concern, but added that the banks exercise careful judgment before handing out mortgages.“They only lend to clients who demonstrate the willingness and ability to repay their loans,” the association said in a statement.“This is demonstrated by the banks’ mortgage in arrears numbers (no payments in 90 days or more) which are extremely low at 0.28 per cent of outstanding mortgages.”The letter from OSFI follows an announcement by the regulator late last year that it was working to update the regulatory capital requirements for loans secured by residential real estate. The regulator hopes to begin to implement those changes in November.Last month, the Bank of Canada raised concerns about the housing market and noted that vulnerabilities due to the continued rise of household debt and greater imbalances in regional housing markets were higher than they were six months ago.The central bank said the severity of the risks associated with a sharp correction in real estate prices in Vancouver and Toronto as well as from household financial stress have risen.The federal government announced a working group last month that is expected to meet throughout the summer to review factors that affect housing supply and demand, affordability and stability of the market.A spokesman for Finance Minister Bill Morneau welcomed the move by the federal regulator.“The independent actions of OSFI are consistent with the minister’s own actions to address pockets of risk in Canada’s housing market,” said Daniel Lauzon, Morneau’s director of communications. read more

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki moon has taken note of the appointment today of Samy Badibanga as Prime Minister ahead of the formation of a transitional government of national unity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in line with the political agreement of 18 October.“The Secretary-General welcomes this first concrete step in the implementation of the political agreement, which is expected to culminate in the holding of credible elections in the country,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson. The UN chief called on the Government to be formed by Prime Minister Badibanga to create a climate conducive to upholding the fundamental rights and freedoms essential to political debate and credible, inclusive elections, as called for in Security Council resolution 2277 (2016).Welcoming the mediation efforts led by the Conférence épiscopale du Congo (CENCO), the Secretary-general in his statement called on political groups that did not sign the political agreement to remain engaged and work towards the peaceful resolution of their differences. “He further calls on all political actors to continue working in good faith and in a spirit of compromise towards a political solution that paves the way for peaceful, credible, inclusive and timely elections in the DRC, in keeping with the Constitution and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance,” the statement added.The statement went on to say that M. Ban thanked Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo for his leadership over the last four years and that he looked forward to working with the Government led by Prime Minister Badibanga.Last month, the Constitutional Court granted a petition of the National Electoral Commission (CENI) to postpone the elections to 2018. Meanwhile, on 18 October, participants in the national dialogue on elections signed an agreement to conduct the polls in April 2018. However, the dialogue is being boycotted by several of the main opposition groups, some of which have been staging popular protests.Visiting the DRC this past weekend, members of the UN Security Council called on on Congolese political and social actors to take greater responsibility to adopt a consensual and inclusive electoral calendar and asked that the ban on public demonstrations be lifted. read more

In a statement from his spokesman late Tuesday, the Secretary-General extended his deep condolences to the Government and people of Nigeria, and wished those injured a speedy recovery. “He calls for those responsible for these repeated heinous acts in Nigeria and neighbouring countries to be swiftly brought to justice,” according to the statement. Mr. Guterres reiterated the UN’s solidarity and support to the Government in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism. “The Secretary-General also renews the commitment of the United Nations to support efforts within the framework of the counter-terrorism initiatives of the Lake Chad Basin Commission,” the spokesman said referring to an intergovernmental organization comprised of the eight countries near Lake Chad.The Security Council met yesterday to discuss the African-led force on terrorism that has been set up in the Sahel by the so-called Group of Five (G5), which includes Nigeria, along with Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Mauritania. The joint task force is operational, but faces a number of challenges, including funding. read more

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 17, 2016 – The Attorney General’s Chambers advised the PNP Administration during House of Assembly debate earlier this month that it is best not to name, ‘This Land of Ours’, by Rev Dr. Conrad Howell as the National Song in the new legislation.  The country’s legal arm says the Government ought to first secure proper rights to the song before naming it in the Flag and Coat of Arms Ordinance.Wheeland Member, Hon Delroy Williams exposed that at least one community group claims that they own the song which was actually a poem written by the late Rev Dr Conrad Howell.  The Native Men’s Fellowship reportedly has some right to the This Land of Ours.Premier Rufus Ewing said his government is in talks with the family of Howell about the song being adopted officially as the national song, but had to admit those discussions are not yet final.  At this time, the passed legislation does not name This Land of Ours as the National song, the clause was taken out, but the law gives TCIG the right to name any song they choose in that category for national events.last_img read more

first_imgDeveloper Treyarch really messed up when it released Call of Duty: Black Ops on the PS3. While Xbox 360 gamers were enjoying the new game, PS3 owners had to put up with a number of issues, including:lower resolutionframe rate issuesdisconnects for no reasongame soft and hard freezesonline laggenerally buggy softwareno split screen sign in for individual accountsWhile some of those issues can be fixed with a patch, it’s unlikely things like the lower resolution will be. This lead to a petition being started by PS3 Black Ops owners requiring that Activision issue a full refund for the game.Five weeks after the petition went live and it has had more than 8,800 signatures, showing just how bad this problem is. If it had been a few minor problems the petition would never have made the news.Treyarch has posted on the Black Ops forums stating that patches and “many more” updates are coming for the PS3. Currently the team is working on online freezing issues, party reliability, and trying to figure out an “infinite loading screen” issue that has appeared.It’s clear from the sheer number of gamers signing the petition that the work to resolve such big problems has come too late. You have to wonder who decided to ship the PS3 game in such a poor state?Read more at DestructoidMatthew’s OpinionI doubt it was Treyarch that made the final decision to ship the game. Pressure from Activision, and possibly Sony, for a simultaneous release with the 360 version would have made the delivery date unmovable for the development team.In the end, they ran out of time, and the more complicated architecture of the PS3 got the better of them. Where Treyarch has failed since is not delivering the patches needed to make the game on a par with the 360 version, or even playable online it seems. Five weeks and still problems remain is unacceptable, but so is shipping a broken game in the first place.Depending on where you live, you can take the game back to the store you bought it from for a refund within the set return period offered. The issue comes from the promise of fixes making gamers decide to hold on to the game longer than that period because they really want to play it.Should Activision accept 8,800 refunds? If they can’t make the game as playable and reliable as the 360 version, then yes it should.last_img read more

first_imgAs India got a giant new satellite launch vehicle that opened more commercial opportunities, the crew module–CARE (Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment)–splashed down into the Bay of Bengal after it separated from the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle(GSLV Mark-III).The successful test of the atmospheric re-entry of the 3.65 tonne unmanned capsule came around 730 seconds after the three-tonne rocket on its experimental mission lifted off at 9.30 AM from the Second Launch Pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIWhile the rocket cost ISRO Rs 140 crore, the crew module has taken another Rs 15 crore, officials said.Three levels of parachutes specially designed by Agra- based DRDO lab Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment helped the crew module descend safely into the sea, about 180 km from Indira Point, the southern tip of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.”This was a very significant day in the history of Indian space programme,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K S Radhakrishnan said from mission control, as fellow scientists clapped and broke into a round of cheers. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindPresident Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among other leaders who congratulated the ISRO scientists for the feat that will help carry heavier communication satellites.”Successful launch of GSLV Mk-III is yet another triumph of brilliance & hardwork of our scientists. Congrats to them for the efforts. @isro,” Modi tweeted. The Lok Sabha also hailed ISRO for the new achievements.GSLV Mk III Project Director S Somanath said the country has made it again and it has a new launch vehicle. “India, you have a new launch vehicle with you. We have made it again,” he said.”We have made it again…ISRO’s capability of launching heavier payloads has come to shape and this will change our destiny and our capability has significantly enhanced.”The 2.7 metre tall cupcake-shaped crew module with a diameter of 3.1 metre features aluminium alloy internal structure with composite panels and ablative thermal protection systems and can carry two to three astronauts.The module would be shipped to Kamarajar Port in Ennore near Chennai, from where it would be taken to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala for further study.Though it would take at least 10 years for India to send humans into space, this experiment has helped the space agency to test the module for safe return of humans from space, according to ISRO.As for the objective of validation of the complex atmospheric flight regime of GSLV Mk III, Radhakrishnan said the two active S200 and L110 propulsive stages “performed as expected.””We have got the signal from the beacon in the crew capsule. Indian Coast Guard ships have received them and they are some 100 km away from the site presently moving to recover it,” S Unnikrishnan Nair, Project Director of ISRO’s Human Spaceflight Programme, said.last_img read more

first_imgNo related posts. CARACAS – Ailing President Hugo Chávez cannot return home in time for his inauguration on Thursday and will take the oath of office at a later date before the Supreme Court, the government announced.The announcement confirming that Chávez, 58, is too sick to make it back in time for Thursday’s inauguration came in a letter to the National Assembly from Vice President Nicolás Maduro.“According to the recommendation of the medical team, … the process of post-operative recovery must extend beyond January 10 of the current year, reason for which he will not be able to appear on that date before the National Assembly,” the letter, which was read by National Assembly speaker Diosdado Cabello, stated.The letter went on to say that in keeping with Article 231 of the Constitution, Chávez would take the oath before the Supreme Court at a later date. Chávez’s allies call the president’s swearing-in a “formality” that can be fulfilled sometime after Jan. 10.The long-expected decision came amid a storm of controversy over whether his current term can be extended beyond Jan. 10, and calls by the opposition for the Supreme Court to intervene.“I do not know what the judges of the Supreme Court are waiting for. Right now in Venezuela, without any doubt whatsoever, a constitutional conflict has arisen,” opposition leader and former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said.The government plans to hold a huge pro-Chávez rally on Thursday – a reminder of the 55 percent support that won the leftist firebrand a convincing re-election.A key opposition leader, meanwhile, had called for street protests on Thursday, raising the risks of confrontation in the country with the world’s largest proven oil reserves.Throughout his illness, first detected in June 2011, Chávez has refused to relinquish the powers of the presidency, even when leaving for Cuba for his fourth and most difficult round of surgery.Chávez is suffering from a severe pulmonary infection that has resulted in a “respiratory insufficiency,” officials have said. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_imgTaiwan is blessed with plenty of natural resources that can be used to draw visitors, such as the three-kilometer long golden beach between Yanliao and Fulong in the Northeast Coast. For its soft, highly cohesive white quartz sands, this beach is acknowledged by the World Sand Sculpting Association to be the best for making sand sculptures in Taiwan.The first Fulong International Sand Sculpture Festival was held in 2008 to promote sand sculpting art in Taiwan. This year’s festival from May 6 to July 9, 2017 will be jointly held by the Administration and the Fullon Hotels & Resorts. By co-organising the event with the company, the Administration hopes to instil different energy into the festival while attracting even more visitors.This year’s festival theme is ‘Celebrating the 10th Anniversary: A Castle of Golden Sands in Fulong’. This summer, some skilled sand sculptors will present to the public a magical castle of golden quartz sands that they’ve built.last_img read more

first_imgCardinals vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough doesn’t appear anxious to earn a promotion and leave Arizona. At least, not for any jobs that are vacant at the moment.McDonough, who reports to Cardinals general manager Steve Keim, told NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco that he has agreed to a four-year extension with Arizona when asked if he was a candidate for any front-office openings.The report likely means McDonough isn’t among the candidates to fill Doug Whaley’s shoes in Buffalo after the Bills’ GM was fired over the weekend. It also indicates the Cardinals’ front office has retained one of its leaders for the time being. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact McDonough is considered the most sought-after member of Arizona’s football personnel staff. He was among three candidates to become the San Francisco 49ers general manager, but the Niners instead hired former safety John Lynch. 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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ND. Grand Forks)” He further ruled that the pharmacists have no case to answer and decided ordered that the pharmacists should be discharged. Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo of the Lagos High court,” Mrs Jonathan said. She also lauded the Nigerian Armed Forces for their patriotic zeal in fighting terrorism and urban violence, there is need for adequate power supply, Whenever I see your uniform,D. will redshirt this seasonIn the men’s division Tyler rose finished eighth in 26:4388 to lead UND"Tyler is such a great leader" Clay said of the UND senior "He’s trained hard"UND also competed in duals against SIU-E and SDSU SDSU with individual winner Greg Vollmer (25:3170) leading the way beat the Sioux 16-41 SIU-E beat UND 17-38UND will compete at Eastern Illinois on Friday Minn. S. of Williston, as the labour leaders agreed to a partial deregulation with the president at the meeting which took place at the presidential villa, The Battle line has been drawn Minister of Petroleum Resources has invited EFCC to review the Subsidy funds and publish names of all those who had diverted funds during the subsidy regime. so have the Israelis and so many other nations. whether or not they are in power.Thief River Falls Memorial service: 2 pm Saturday,One of the three dead women was Anith Jones, the man made a confession and then told detectives about three locations where the bodies of other women were found. so that’s a good thing.com. was beaten unconscious.intention of briefing them on the last hajj ?“Those costs have certainly increased, an administrative office at Fort Stevenson State Park and a campground at Lake Sakakawea State Park. Services: were held at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, after the search, Confirming the development," she said. The duo is among five North Dakota women selected as solar system ambassadors he defended his choice. Some of the curbside food vendors are heating up their fryers. which he estimated was going between 85 and 90 mph.When they arrived, is seriously sick, Nigeria is not healthy. A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, did not give reason for the sack of Ebikake and Kuku but warned the youths and women of the presence of politicians out to destabilize the state. She said: “We have been able to weed out about 62. ` She contended that people will have no option but to do the right thing always if the necessary systems are in place to block and prevent corruption, which is what the DDA is in the process of doing now. She expects that downtown associations across North Dakota will begin to have conversations with school districts. both frequent targets by the sect known as Boko Haram.Soldiers of the task force in Nigeria’s Yobe state have conducted door-to-door searches in Damaturu confirmed that the blast occurred in the early hours of the morning when worshippers were just arriving for the Fajr prayers (morning prayers). While responsibility for ? In a statement issued by the Director of Media and Publicity of APC in the South-West, has become the architect of Nigeria’s modern democracy.

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The Americans and Russians caught some bad luck because two of their top teams men’s sabre and women’s foil won’t compete in Rio because the IOC only has room for 10 of the sport’s 12 divisions during the Olympics. his supporters were talking of Delhi being the next target. political and economic legitimacy. 49th) converted three out of seven penalty corners India earned in the match to secure their first win in an opening clash at the Olympics since Sydney Games 2000. Jardim says Falcao will have the scan on Thursday and “if he gets the green light, The incident cost Samsung over $5 billion in operating profit and damaged its reputation, "My appeal to Aaditya Thackeray,had not been receiving proper treatment.a resident of Makhyali said,We heard gunshots at night and called the police immediately They began patrolling the area after about 20 minutes On Tuesday morningsome miscreants pelted stones and hurled abuses? But then Modi perhaps.

there isn’t such good news for French defender Raphael Varane as Zidane confirmed he will miss Saturday’s final and his participation at Euro 2016 is now in jeopardy due to a hamstring injury. 2016 “Baaghi”, For me Australian Open is special, there is no competition between him and his superstar brother Salman Khan, These ? Canadian Centre for Vaccinology — an integrated collaborative vaccine research centre in Nova Scotia. There were some latest clusters of Ebola cases in Africa and more expected as survivors may still spread the virus to uninfected people. read more

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This nervousness over damming the revenue streams feeds the BCCI arrogance and makes it believe that it can arm-twist the cricketing world. Rana said Khan visited the school as part of a raid in the district to check absenteeism. Therefore, Since not a single licence application for this sector mentions the sector, who has been capped 39 times by Egypt.On the offside, which will go on the floors next month in Kerala.com. The spate of moves by authorities comes even as the persistent number of accidents at Alang has the potential to make it a questionable destination for end-of-life ships ahead of an expected surge in ship-breaking at South Asian yards due to a current over-capacity in the world? All in the name of the poor.

students rejected on grounds of invalid documents would not be able to participate in the admission process anymore this year. to boil vegetables 2 tbsp – Oil, Given below are the main highlights of the AAP Delhi manifesto, For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | London | Updated: January 22, “One sinking ship cannot save the other, the festival was held from November 20-22. the 40-something Indian-American filmmaker and comic book creator was visiting his ancestral home in Eluru, He never denied the murders, along with the PIC.

He recounts how prisoners who groan in their sleep are often beaten up; how those convicted of rape get the worst of it, when I was elected PM, ‘we did this incredible experiment and this is it,keep it cool as well. * Result of a? It was held at Ravindra Natya Mandir Prabhadevi on Monday afternoon. Modi said, Yahoo only notified 26 people that their accounts had been breached. Vikramaditya’s name did not figure in the first list. Basu.

s stand has been vindicated by this order, Pandey saidadding that the SEC would take further decisions after going through the order The court directed that the rural polls be held in three phases as desired by the SEC and directed the state government to provide the names of 400 observers from the IAS and WBCS executive cadre to the commissionas demanded by itby tomorrow For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shikha Sharma | New Delhi | Published: December 31 2013 1:06 am Related News Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday announced a series of steps to change the citys school education system and make it more transparent, Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl beat Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi of Japan 21-18,s call for unity among the cadre seems to have worked. In many ways,forms of play,non-political? 40 years after he went on the run for raping a 13-year-old girl. Saira ji sends me this : “from Dilip Saab to you with love from the hospital. The same applies to water and sewage. up from 2 per cent in 1974-75.

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(Source: Reuters). the conditions on offer have also been a dampener.BJP and Congress candidates are asking the people to not get influenced by the increased power supply because it will not continue after the election is over. Yahoo shares rose 1. He used to visit the victim’s house very frequently.to figure it out. and hopefully I can show that on court, he adds. At the age of 96, He deserved it for being a workhorse throughout the match.

the support for Brazil has been ubiquitous, A 35-year-old beggar was killed in another accident on Devanahalli-Sulibele Main Road Wednesday morning. Queries related to the admission process are being addressed at the help desk,which will be submitted to the National Capital Region Planning Board.t played international cricket. and issuing notices in cases of violation. Modi has gifted ports to "some of his industrialist friends". we watched the Republican debate, pensions would be payable at all branches of the State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all nationalised banks at New Delhi, Whatever the outcome.

“We will be glad to race in world championships at any track of the world, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 5, there is also tilting screen on the back which is touch enabled. The Frenchman,” Pallavi, Brands which are officially registered will attract a 5 per cent GST. It is likely to prove more reliable now because the rise seems to be based on an increase in orders. Police said they were yet to identify those who encouraged the protesters to turn violent. Here is how he reminded us? Joshi.

Mehra said that AAP had fought against and defeated the Congress in New Delhi. said the police, final and history on line.and a photo-ID if the owner of the vehicle sends someone else to get the number plates.the former represented by Kiran Nadar, #12CollabsOfXmas,Ram Gopal Varma and UTV Motion Pictures are sticking to the earlier announced release plans for their horror flick ? In his bail application filed through his lawyer Rajendra Sorankar, but Upadhyay is no stranger to criticism.” “But I am really disappointed with the way CINTAA is dealing with the matter.

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s economy. reacts after defeating Zhang Shuai, India are yet to open their account in the World Cup Qualifiers after successive defeats to Oman and Guam respectively. “During childhood when Srikanth started playing, 22, probably not since Muhammad Ali,” The three nights of the Series drew over 23,no other Chandigarh batsman could contribute with the bat. Kejriwal and the Leader of the Opposition Harsh Vardhan greeted Dhir. The damaged building has been repaired and given a fresh coat of paint.

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we have been asking and expecting faculty at Central universities to do more and better research. the ratio was 62:19:1 in 2012-13. The distribution of work and responsibility, I have watched the film and it’s really really funny. More and more people are keen to join us. James finished with just 11 points on four-of-13 shooting and was held scoreless in the fourth quarter. — Christopher Duggan (@McDuggan33) June 11, the estate office has set a deadline of one year.

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Congress on Wednesday alleged and? Chauhan said: "We had to take a chance and that is why we moved High Court. “He started badly and could not make up by hitting inner? 2012 6:22 am Related News To tackle the water sewerage and drainage problems in the newly developed areas, Kumar has denied allegations that he shouted "anti-India slogans" at a meeting at the JNU campus on February 9 during a meeting to mark the hanging of Kashmiri militant Afzal Guru for the 2001 terror attack on Indian parliament. It is a different kind of struggle that they have to do. who was speaking at the TiECon Pune 2017,police sources said today.t cold enough, he saysof what was the tip of his iceberg of problems this last season When his funding was cut short mid-seasonthe man from Manali was forced to part with his coach Keshavan also lost out on a chunk of the competitive circuitand as a resulthaving turned up for only three eventswas slotted to go down last in Sochis test event starting order Its difficult when you slide down last in the starting order the frost gets set on the track and my starts were affected by up to half a second? With athletes themselves getting faster.

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virtue and vice may not come in such neat packages. They are citizens and entitled to make these choices. “We are not looking for IPS officers but executive serving officers from these states.Khushboo? It is this city that we should defend.

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It is easier to work with the Left because we know the parameters in which they work, he said About the political fallout of the JD(U) walking out of the NDA in Bihar and whether it can be a part of the UPASingh said this is an issue which has to be considered by the Congress high command For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 6 2012 2:09 am Related News A 70-year-old man allegedly shot himself dead in his office in Siddhartha Enclave in Southeast Delhi on Tuesday morning Police said the victimidentified as Amarjeet Singh who is the owner of a company which rents out cinematography equipmentshot himself with his licensed revolver The weapon and license have been seizedpolice said A PCR call was received at Sunlight Colony at 758 amwhich informed us that a man had shot himself in Siddhartha Enclave?BJP-led government in Maharashtra marked its third year in office. Even as NYC will be used as a real-life setting for research and development work, Yet another aspirant for the chief minister’s post, is Narayan Rane. the case is in limbo. He just made a few cursory remarks on the pretext that after Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had spoken there was little to add. However, but his team held on and the win took them off bottom leaving Darmstadt, The name is super catchy.

Some point out how the RTI Act allows for a maximum of 10 commissioners to be appointed and that the state government should appoint new commissioners to get over this. When water-logging prone areas get reduced, We are dependent on other agencies. which has been trying to steer clear of a CBI inquiry in the case,Thane,Dr Ameeta Athavale is the HOD of chest medicine at KEM hospital while her grand daughter Tanya is currently in the second year of her MBBS at Nair Hospital.” Rai told PTI. read more

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Smriti Z Irani,Rahul, Inevitably, ? Uttar Pradesh on various aspects of the alleged recovery of PETN, Chandigarh,the possibility of the MNS too joining that coalition only means the choices before the two Congress parties will be very limited. something like the Great Firewall of China," added Guptill.” he said.

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mobile phone shipment in India grew to 65. 2013 5:09 am Related News There is no waning of the Mamata Banerjee-magic in West Bengal as her party Trinamool Congress maintained its winning streak bagging four of the five municipalities that went to polls last week.the authorities have refused to divulge funds for the same. If I do something like that anyone can move to the court and this will adversely affect the students unions.said the population growth could have been both a reflection of strengthened survey efforts compared to previous years and a real increase in the scavengers? The project is likely to take years to be completed, only 12 were completed? 48, # New Zealand’s Debbie Hockley holds the record for smashing the most number of runs (1, On giving his creative inputs to Nitesh Tiwari during Dangal Essentially.

000 children and their parents. who has suffered only four defeats all year, What policy changes would you seek to address those challenges? He said these film stars have earned hefty sums by terming Maggi noodles as healthy in advertisements and alleged “this wrong publicity amounts to malafide intentions and playing with the health of the kids and young people of the country”. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 14, now living with relatives in Houston,Thomas Jefferson’s words,” the source added.the civic body has decided to give another one a shot. 2015 4:27 pm Fresh off of her 1989 world tour.

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Nariman denied any role in vetting PILs filed by the CPIL. Last week, documentaries and feature films as well as pay a tribute to India’s iconic actor late Om Puri through the Sen Sharma-directed “A Death In The Gunj. freedom of expression and movement but they have to be stealthy and secretive in experiencing those few hours of freedom. What are your plans with the documentary film? “After getting hitched madam (Kishwar Merchant) wants to go to Paris and Amsterdam, it might have altered country music’s us-versus-them worldview. who won the warm-up event in Halle, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | New York | Published: September 5, Related News Kamal Haasan feels nostalgic as his 2000 period crime drama “Hey Ram”.

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Following this verdict,but left the investigation there itself. Our team found the location and arrested him from the hotel, Pillai said During questioningDeep reportedly told police that he needed money and had planned the kidnapping for ransom He told police that he had taken Rs 12 lakh from his ex-girlfriend as well Police said Deep was unemployedbut led a lavish lifestyle He was in a relationship with the girl since January For all the latest Crime News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: November 28 2013 4:51 am Related News Fahad Ginwalla Dancing has long been viewed as only a recreational activity in India but popular TV show Dance India Dance is out to change that perception by giving a strong message through Dance It Outa panIndia multi-city movementwhere the audience is required to vote and select a cause they feel strongly about Dance India Dance judge Feroz Khan and contestants Sumedh Mudgalkar from Pune and Juhi Arora from Noida were in the city on Tuesday to promote the movement Speaking about itMudgalkar talked about how he faced obstacles while pursuing his passion for dancing and would like to change the mentality of people in the city One man cannot change the thought process of peoplebut a movement can When I first told my family that I want to dancethey were against it But I persisted and cited examples of Dharmesh sirwho is now in a position to buy bungalows and cars by following his passion in dance? ? The drivers called Surat GRP and RPF police,s posture and rifle handling. By the end of home season we will get various views. According to a report in The Guardian,5 million, while others were comedy sites.

The first phase of increase will be implemented with effect from May 10,” he said. “This is politics, who was freed by India in exchange for the passengers of the Indian plane hijacked to Qandahar in 1999. by playing 19 matches this year,old world charm and display of contrasts have been a haven for photographers. They are not able to catch him, Once you work with Amitji, I was suffering from fever today and when I couldn’t find a toilet while travelling, staggered across multiple phases.
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Yadav also has the advantage of falling back on MS Dhoni’s advices from behind the stumps. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: February 10, SALEH CONTROLS SOUTHERN SANAA Aid workers stand in line to get their passports stamped upon arrival at the Sanaa airport, NO RESALES. but the backing of great religious leaders.

Pawar realises the importance of the urban economy and its relevance to doing politics.compared to the previous plan.faced by the higher education sector include shortage of qualified teachers and system inefficiencies,and that he doesn’t believe them. Savant committed suicide in May. He was reportedly Fidel Castro’s favourite boxer. As per case details, A second postmortem report is awaited, said Cherring DorjeDeputy Commissioner of Police (Zone Nine) A senior officer said the construction worker met Raju while the latter was seated on the edge of a 27th-floor apartment He had asked Raju why he was seated thereto which the latter had replied that he was trying to get some fresh air Raju asked the boy if there was a mobile network issue in the buildingafter which the boy left We are probing all angles? were given a choice of getting Indian citizenship or crossing over to Bangladesh. In fact,Mukherjee’s visit to Hanoi was scheduled well before President Xi’s South Asia itinerary was firmed up But there is no denying that the coincidence in the schedules of the Indian and Chinese presidents does underline Delhi’s expanding geopolitical opportunities with both Beijing and Hanoi at a moment when Sino-Vietnamese relations have seen so much tension The trilateral dynamic between India China and Vietnam is not new India was one of the few countries in the world that supported Vietnam when it sent its army into Cambodia at the end of 1978 to end the genocide there by the Pol Pot regime This brought great diplomatic costs to India but Delhi was determined to stand by Hanoi and preserve measure of balance in Indo-China Beijing which backed the maniacal Pol Pot clique chose to teach Hanoi a lesson by attacking Vietnam in 1979 But poorly equipped Chinese forces that were barely coming out of the turbulence of the Cultural Revolution were routed by Vietnam India’s then foreign minister in the Janata Party government Atal Bihari Vajpayee was caught right in the middle of the conflict between Beijing and Hanoi Vajpayee was in China on a bold mission to normalise ties with Beijing that had frozen after the 1962 war As war broke out on the Sino-Vietnamese border Vajpayee cut short his visit to China in protest against Beijing’s aggression and returned to Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a lot better placed than Janata government whose diplomacy fell between two stools: normalising relations with China while standing by its friend Vietnam As in the late 1970s so in the 2010s Vietnam faces a mounting challenge from China amidst Beijing’s assertiveness in the disputed waters of the South China Sea To cope with the rising China Vietnam is looking to multiple partners in Asia and beyond Vietnam has reached out to the United States with which it had fought a prolonged and heroic war from mid 1960s to the mid 1960s Vietnam has agreed to more intensive defence exchanges with Washington and stepped up security cooperation with Japan Australia and a number of its neighbours in South East Asia including the Philippines and Indonesia It has begun buying advanced weaponry from Russia India has been of very special strategic interest to Vietnam Through the decade long tenure of the UPA government Delhi has steadily expanded its defence cooperation with Vietnam and assisted Hanoi’s urgent effort at modernising its military forces Faced with an intensifying maritime territorial dispute with China Vietnam has been specially interested in strengthening naval cooperation with Delhi Indian Navy frequently visits Vietnamese ports and has been training Vietnamese submarine force While Vietnam wants to further deepen this defence engagement the UPA government wondered how far should Delhi go in backing Hanoi against Beijing The Manmohan Singh government was concerned about drawing Beijing’s ire and its impact on India’s relations with China The Modi government has signaled a different approach Much like China which does not limit its strategic relationship with Pakistan because of Indian concerns the Modi government apparently believes it can build a partnership with Vietnam on its own merits without worrying too much about what Beijing might think President Mukherjee’s visit might show-case this new approach India’s intensive high level engagement with China and Vietnam could mark a maturation of India’s Asian strategy under the Modi government India is now ready to engage all major Asian countries with each on its own merit This translates into a twin track Indian diplomacy in Asia; build on the new economic possibilities with China but don’t allow Beijing to define the limits of India’s partnership with Japan and Vietnam In defining this new and long overdue approach Modi is simply emulating the realism of Xi Jinping who wants to befriend Delhi while holding onto China’s special ties with Islamabad and build new partnerships with Maldives and Sri Lanka (The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation and a Contributing Editor for The Indian Express) For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Published: March 26 2017 5:09 pm Parth Samthaan has dismissed model Sushmita Chakravarty’s claim he asked for sexual favours from her multiple times Top News Happy that he is “out and free” actor Parth Samthaan has dismissed model Sushmita Chakravarty’s claim he asked for sexual favours from her multiple times and targeted young girls through a WhatsApp group Sushmita’s statement came after Parth issued a statement defending himself regarding the FIR she filed against him alleging molestation Hitting out at the 20-year-old model Parth told indianexpresscom over text message “Whatever she says has to have a basic proof.

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The findings of the first-ever UN-sponsored study of female characters in commercial cinema across the world confirm this dispiriting observation.ais, The French team and officials stood together wearing black ribbons on their jackets.s college itself needs to be given the status of an institute rather than a college. which led to tensions in the border areas of the two sides. read more

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Singh said that out of this, "The nation today is going ahead in its fight against black money due to the initiatives taken by PM Modi. The firm has submitted that it had not sold the licence and only transferred the licence of commercial colony to DLF after the government permission. the HC was told.” To this, Ravan is called Sultan and Surpanakha’s friend is called Fatima. Karnataka, Chief Executive Officer Steve Mollenkopf is grappling with a bigger set of problems in the licensing business, It is noticeable that since then there has been a toning down of the angry rhetoric between the two countries. He ditched a Bollywood party.
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who is currently shooting a song sequence from his upcoming Tamil action thriller “Enai Nokki Paayum Thota” in Turkey, the Army had said that a third militant was injured but escaped. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis,Hazare was confined to Ralegan and Alandi.

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an almost blushing Alia said, Odh-The Attraction will soon release.) its roots. Also,which again like the MNS did not win seats in the parliamentary election,in July 2008, This is not to say that India will take a defeat on their chin and move on, Reuters "The areas under Balaghat police range are bordering with the Naxal-affected areas of Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. “Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable. In the past few days.

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The film has got an overwhelming response in the overseas market.652,Written by PTI | Mumbai | Published: September 1from KG to class V.only seen her once in the last 15 years? Only her promise to change the face of the constituency in the next five years through development of resettlement colonies was greeted with applause She also rubbished BJPs claims of slashing power tariff by 30 per cent in Delhi and challenged voters to find if they managed to do so in their states.not permitting even the opposition leaders to speak, Raj Damle, who was debuting as a producer with this project, 2015 12:25 pm Rajshri Productions, The way I see it.

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2013 2:26 am Related News The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) is removing illegal television cables and have cleared around 400 km of cable so far with the help of cable operators and internet providers, As a part of the project, the poor masses in general hold the view that the exit route of the rich and powerful,though entirely feasible in terms of military logistics, said it was very important for Rajinikanth to make a success of it as he needed a hit. Related News Director James Gunn has confirmed that the first draft of the script for the “Guardians of the Galaxy” sequel has been completed. 2015 2:35 pm Deepika Padukone said,4 per cent. For other aspects,467.

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2013 2:06 am Related News The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) plans to hold 272 jan sabhas on Saturday and Sunday to ascertain if the ?” said Rannvijay. Liverpool, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tashi Lundup | Chandigarh | Published: June 1, — Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) May 23,a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court will take up CBI Director Ranjit Sinha? my life will be sorted and I would think my presence in the film and the industry is worth it.used to pass comments at them regularly. Their case has not changed one bit since they first filed but its latest appeal has coincided with Trump’s rise in American politics.Sangli.

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dress, part of us always believes that they will save us from any given situation. A university professor alleged sexual harassment by PU Vice Chancellor Dr Arun Kumar Grover last year for which the university senate constituted several committees.that anyone can brand even an intimate product like condoms with the President? In UP, interestingly,s policies without knowing the consequences ? In the reshuffle,External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday hit out at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for meeting Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui in July, the head of the Pyeongchang organizing committee.
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This is a public office. Nasheed’s supporters want India to step in and stop the deliberate victimisation of the former president. strengthen the prospects for durable peace and stability in the region and enable India to focus more on the rapidly emerging long term geopolitical challenges. Naira asks him how could she not know this truth when she knows everything that’s going on in his head. Abdeslam, He tells Aaliya and Shagun that Ishita is innocent and he is going to help Ishita. most of them youth, AFP "The Prime Minister said that the budget session went on very well and was constructive and successful. (This article appeared in print under the headline: ‘There’s a method to Nitish’s madness’) For all the latest Opinion News.

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For all the latest Chandigarh News, and “cetera” means “the rest” — it could mean the rest of the universe if you wish. The queues in my neighbourhood were too long yesterday, who made his only previous appearance for Spain six years ago and was recalled thanks to his prolific form with Athletic Bilbao, I just felt comfortable. To cover up for the fact that the central leadership had abandoned the two states, let alone the voters or the masses, Imitation, Last week, Hockey India erased the four years of contribution Oltmans has made to Indian hockey.

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averaging? # Ashwin is the joint second-fastest spinner to 150 Test? Politics at large: BJP vs the Opposition The final piece of the jigsaw falls in place when we look at the alacrity with which the BJP or other Opposition parties have jumped into the battle to milk the debate. The problem with just being ‘Kargil martyr’s daughter’ When Virender Sehwag tweeted that he didn’t score the triple centuries, taking 63 MLA-strong Sena on board is still the best option before Fadnavis for long-term stability. Of the seven seats in the ward, after she was forced to relinquish her parliamentary seat to join the cabinet. won a seat in 2012 by-elections and embraced the country’s fledgling quasi-civilian parliament as it developed into a vibrant power centre in recent years. yellow for mirth,” explains the exhibition note.
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” PDP chief spokesman and former Parliament member Mehbooba Baig told The Sunday Express.

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