first_img Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Sage boosted by small businesses Wednesday 26 January 2011 3:01 am Tags: NULL Accountancy software firm Sage Group said that a gradual recovery in spending by small businesses had continued in its first quarter, keeping the north east England-based group on track.Sage, which sells software to 6.3M small and medium-sized businesses, said results for each of its regions were in line with expectations, with a resumption in revenue growth continuing.The company said in December that organic revenue grew by three per cent in the six months to end-September, the second half of its fiscal year, marking the first return to growth in software revenue since the second half of 2007.Chief Executive Guy Berruyer said: “Our principal markets continued their gradual recovery in the quarter, and I am pleased that our results were in line with our expectations.”Sage said it cut its debt to £187m at 31 December from £219.8m three months earlier. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her John Dunne whatsapp last_img read more

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first_imgLatest Sports NewsSportSport NewsWrestling Latest Sports News TAGSChhatrasal Stadium CaseOlympic medallist Sushil KumarSagar Rana murderSushil Kumar SHARE Cricket Chhatrasal Stadium Case: The Delhi Court dismissed two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar’s anticipatory bail plea in a hearing on Tuesday. Kumar had moved the court claiming that the investigation against him was biased and there is a conspiracy against him to injure his reputation. However, the court rejected his plea and it means the non-bailable warrant issued against him relating to the killing of 23-year-old Sagar Rana at Chhatrasal Stadium stands.Failing to apprehend Sushil Kumar and nine others in connection with the murder of a 23-year-old former junior national wrestling champion Sagar Rana, the Dehli police announced a Rs 1 lakh reward for information leading to his arrest. A cash reward of Rs 50,000 was also announced on his associate Ajay Kumar, who is a physics teacher. 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In the application filed, Kumar stated that the entire investigation was being conducted with “a pre-determined and biased mindset“. It also said he was “innocent of all wrongdoings”.The court was told that the alleged victims in the case “have criminal antecedents“, and when he asked them to vacate a property that belonged to his wife Savi Kumar, they “tried to falsely implicate” him.Chhatrasal Stadium Case:  The sessions court was further told that firearms recovered from a Scorpio car was not Kumar’s and even the cars which were allegedly found at his place did not belong to him or his family members.“That unfounded, baseless, scurrilous and preposterous allegations have been made against the applicant maliciously with the only motive to humiliate and injure the reputation of the applicant,” the application stated, adding he “should not be compelled to face harassment, ignominy and disgrace at the instance of baseless and unfounded allegations.”For more sports updates, follow us at and Moneyball for IPL players’ salaries. 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first_imgFirst Quantum Minerals ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about First Quantum Minerals ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (  2017 annual report.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply DeSantis has called on the state’s theme parks to submit reopening plans. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida State University’s administration buildingFotoluminate LLC / TAGSCOVID-19Fall 2020ReopeningState of Florida University SystemThe Center Square Previous article‘Head Start’ accepting applications as they celebrate 55 years of learning, Apopka locationsNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “Our measured and thoughtful approach will be informed by science and medical professionals, and we are working hard to develop sound guidelines that enhance campus safety, as well as continue to meet the board’s rigorous academic performance and student success goals,” Board of Governors Chairman Syd Kitson said Monday.The nation’s second-largest public university system sent students and staff home in March when school campuses across Florida were shuttered. As with the state’s 2.8 million K-12 pupils, university students finished spring semester attending classes remotely and doing coursework online.The task force’s general proposals will guide each of the 12 universities’ plans, which will be presented to the Board of Governors on June 23.University officials said a campus reopening plan, or a plan for continued remote curriculum, must be in place by mid-July to properly prepare for fall semesters.Last week, the California State University system announced it plans to continue with remote instruction at its 23 campuses in the fall.Monday’s State University System of Florida announcement came as “full phase one” of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ’Safe reopening plan went into effect with relaxed restrictions on restaurants, gyms and public gatherings.Adding to the momentum Monday was Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa’s announcement it would reopen Thursday with “new and stringent ‘Safe and Sound’ program guidelines” that include mandatory face masks and temperature checks for all guests and staff.“Hard Rock and Seminole Gaming have made a tremendous commitment to sanitary protocols and a safety-first mentality for both guests and team members,” Seminole Gaming CEO and Hard Rock International Chairman Jim Allen said.Only 200 of the casino’s 800 hotel rooms will be open, and the Seminole Hard Rock Event Center will remain closed. On-site restaurants, including Hard Rock Cafe and Rise Kitchen & Deli, will reopen with social distancing requirements in place.center_img State University System Chancellor Marshall Criser III will present those proposals to the system’s 17-member Board of Governors on May 28. Please enter your name here “Show us how you’re going to keep staff and people safe, and then have the endorsement of relative local officials in your area,” DeSantis said Monday, reiterating a similar call he made Friday.Theme park operators, including Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Universal Parks & Resorts and SeaWorld Entertainment, have not indicated when they will reopen.“When you open a theme park, it’s not like you can just flip a switch and three days later do it. They’re going to need a lot of runway to know a date certain,” DeSantis said. “So I’m not saying this is going to happen tomorrow, but I think it’s prudent to solicit these plans so we know the direction we’re going.”Disney reopened Shanghai Disneyland in China last week. On Wednesday, it will reopen the Disney Springs entertainment complex near Orlando.Disney warned on its website Monday that despite safety measures, “an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting Disney Springs, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.”Escambia, Santa Rosa, Bay and Gulf counties have submitted vacation rental plans after DeSantis said he’d review them on a “case-by-case basis.”All counties’ plans discourage renting to travelers from hot spots, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Louisiana. Escambia, Santa Rosa and Bay counties’ plans ban guests from states with 700 cases per 100,000 residents. Please enter your comment! By John Haughey | The Center SquareA State University System of Florida task force is developing guidelines for how Florida’s 12 public universities can safely welcome 420,000 students back onto campuses in August for fall semester. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

first_imgThe following excerpted article first appeared online Sept. 14, 2016, to mark the 45th anniversary of this historic uprising of incarcerated workers and revolutionaries.  The story of Attica, Sept. 9, 1971, is the story of how prisons can be incubators of revolutionaries — like George Jackson, assassinated 2 ½ weeks earlier at San Quentin State Prison.Attica has been described as the biggest deployment of state violence since the crushing of the Native uprising at Wounded Knee — 81 years before.The significance of the Attica uprising as a prison rebellion transcends prison. Attica was a high-water mark in the Black Liberation Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. It was almost the Black Liberation Movement’s Paris Commune of 100 years before in France in 1871.Attica was spontaneous, but to the extent that it was led, it was organized by revolutionaries — highly political individuals who considered themselves Marxists, Maoists, Black liberationists. They organized committees for food and for negotiations. They put together 28 demands in a few hours!Their demands addressed every aspect of survival in prison: health, food, an end to solitary confinement, legal rights, the right to family visitation, the right to get political material in the mail. Particularly noteworthy, in relation to yesterday’s national prison strike, is that almost one-third of their demands addressed prisoner labor rights.This is from their statement: “We demand an end to prison labor exploitation. . . . Prisoners who refuse to work are punished and segregated. This is a class issue.”Their demands included: Prisoners should be considered workers. The work day should be eight hours. Prisoners should have the right to form a union. Prisons should be made to conform to New York state labor laws, including wages and workers’ compensation for accidents. Prisoners should have access to vocational training, union pay scales, union membership.Workers World Party played an important role at Attica. The Party had a tremendous reputation with prisoners, through both Youth Against War and Fascism and the Prisoners’ Solidarity Committee, and was known in all state prisons. We did work, ranging from solidarity with political prisoners and legal help, to providing buses to take prisoners’ families for visits to upstate prisons. We were also known for our political program: “Prisons are concentration camps for the poor! Tear them down!” Our reputation was such that the Attica negotiating committee asked that a leading comrade, Tom Soto, be an observer during negotiations with the state.Ultimately the repression came. Nelson Rockefeller, the oil billionaire then the governor, gave the orders to crush the uprising. He had a reputation as an Eastern liberal, but he was actually a ruling-class monster with presidential aspirations, so he ordered in more than 1,000 troops, guards and state troopers from four to five states around, to shoot indiscriminately. The state killed more than 30 prisoners and 10 hostages. The bourgeois propaganda was that the prisoners had killed the hostages, with the media giving all sorts of lying details. But it later came out that all who died, died of bullet wounds — and the prisoners had no guns. Surviving prisoners were tortured, without their wounds being treated.The ruling class made their point: “There is a price to pay” if there is ­rebellion.Organize prisoners, NOT cops and guards!But the uprising opened up the question of prisoners’ rights and liberation. From then on, the cutoff, isolated prisoners became a much bigger issue in our movement, as well as the issue of prisoners as workers.This brings us to yesterday’s strike, on Sept. 9. The prison population was perhaps under 500,000 in 1971. Now it is six to seven times that, and there is the prison-industrial complex. More than one million of those prisoners work within the prisons. They do construction and clearing land; they do clothing manufacture; or they work for McDonalds, ATT or Walmart. Many, many corporations are using prison labor.The prisoners are a detachment of the working class, working under prison slave-like conditions for pennies a day. For yesterday’s strike, unionization and minimum wages were among the many demands, as well as abolition of prisons.It is noteworthy that foremost among the forces helping the prisoners are anarchists, members of the International Workers of the World, who are also working with low-wage workers. As revolutionary Marxists we have many differences with anarchists, but we should give credit where credit is due.The I.W.W. writings on why they are motivated should be read by unionists. These make clear that while they are supporting prisoners to have workers’ rights, their ultimate objective is to abolish prison slave labor. This is a good reminder to labor unionists that our ultimate objective should be to end slave labor.This is a reminder to the labor movement of the necessity to adopt revolutionary methods in the labor struggle. Revolutionaries aid in the organization of the working class so that workers can better their conditions.However, revolutionaries never forget that our ultimate goal is not merely improving the conditions under which workers’ labor is exploited, but rather the abolition of exploitation, the abolition of all wage slavery and capitalism.The strike raises larger issues. For instance, in 1977 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a case brought by a North Carolina prisoners’ union that the prisoners do not have rights as workers.But when has the claim of “no rights” ever stopped us from organizing workers?Fighting for legal rights is part of organizing! We fight for workers organizing in the right-to-work states in the South, for undocumented workers who don’t have bourgeois rights as workers.One problem for some unions is that they have cops and prison guards in these unions. That makes it harder for the union to take anti-racist and solidarity positions. They should get rid of the prison guards and organize the prisoners!The working class is changing. Now a big section is temporary and unorganized. The Black Lives Matter movement is part of the working class in motion and is demanding a stop to killing Black and Brown workers and demanding jobs and employment.Our Party has to take the lead in acknowledging who is at the forefront of working-class organizing. If you have a Marxist view of the working class, our class is far from disappearing — it is expanding! End prison slave labor! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News New Governor and Ag Heavy Hitters Headline Indy Conference Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jan 19, 2017 New Governor and Ag Heavy Hitters Headline Indy Conference Previous articleFarm Leaders Taking Part in Inaugural Parade FridayNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank 2017 ACI conference previewEducate, Advocate and Lead is the theme of the upcoming Agribusiness Council of Indiana annual conference and expo, January 27 & 27 at the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott. ACI plans the event for its membership which includes grain and feed, ag retail, and the chemical and fertilizer sectors. But the president of ACI Beth Bechdol says the range of speakers and important topics from nutrient management to consolidation in the industry will touch anyone in Indiana agriculture.“When you look at a number of these topics, everything from talent to consolidation to regulatory issues, policy, and the health of the ag economy, I’m really excited about the fact that we’ve broadened the level of interest and opened this up to an event that a very broad audience can really get something from,” she told HAT.ACI conference growsSpeakers will include Governor Eric Holcomb in his first ag address since taking office and Jason Henderson, Associate Dean for the Purdue University College of Agriculture and Director of Purdue Extension will discuss the Forces at Work in Our Agriculture Economy. After his address Thursday afternoon Ted McKinney, Indiana State Department of Agriculture director, Jay Vroom, President and CEO at CropLife America and Chuck Conner, President and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives will discuss what the world will look like for agribusiness post U.S. election.“We’re excited to have all three of them. they’ve all been a part of President-elect Trump’s farm agriculture advisory committee in one way, shape or form. Jay and Chuck especially, coming from Washington, I’m not sure I can even count the number of farm bills those two individuals have worked on in various roles and capacities and now in their work with national agribusiness trade associations.”About McKinney Vroom and ConnorOne of the Friday morning sessions deals with consolidation and what it means for agriculture, customers and ACI itself. The panel, moderated by Dr. Allan Gray from the Purdue Center for Food and Agricultural Business, includes Rajan Gajaria, Vice President of North and Latin America for Dow AgroSciences, Harold Cooper, CEO and General Manager of Premier Companies, and Vern Hawkins, President of Syngenta Crop Protection.You can still register to attend at SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Previous articleCoronavirus Emphasizes Challenges for Rural CommunitiesNext articleA Special Note to Our Listeners and Readers Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter Canadian Parliament Passes USMCA SHARE Prior to taking a three-week break to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Reuters is reporting that the Canadian Parliament ratified the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.Canada was the last of the three countries to ratify the agreement. After initially signing the agreement with then Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in November of 2018, President Trump signed it into law on January 29 of this year.According to Reuters, the only remaining step is formal approval by the governor-general – the representative of Queen Elizabeth, Canada’s head of state – which is a formality.In a statement, United State Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, lead negotiator of the deal, said, “Now that the USMCA has been approved by all three countries, an historic new chapter for North American trade has begun. This landmark achievement would not be possible without President Trump’s leadership and determination to strengthen our economy, and the hard work of our negotiating partners in Canada and Mexico. USMCA is the gold standard by which all future trade agreements will be judged, and citizens of all three countries will benefit for years to come.”Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue added, “USMCA is a great victory for America’s agriculture industry, and I am pleased to see Canada’s Parliament approved the deal today. USMCA locks in and expands access to our neighbors to the North and South. I thank President Trump for negotiating this deal and for always supporting America’s farmers and ranchers. We will continue to work with both Canada and Mexico in implementing this agreement.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Canadian Parliament Passes USMCA SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Mar 15, 2020 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Corrine Pennington TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Corrine Pennington Previous articleFootball look to move on from Texas, start quicker against Oklahoma StateNext articleThe Leap 10/29/19 Corrine Pennington RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ella Gibson, a sophomore pre-business major and treasurer of the club, had nothing but praise for Moore’s leadership and determination.“She did everything from the ground up last year and got us all wanting to do it and keep coming back,” Gibson said.Practicing beam routines. Photo credit Corrine Pennington.Mary Ellen, the associate director of programs at TCU, said the key to being a successful sports club is having good leadership — something Moore demonstrates on a daily basis. “We are so proud of Abbie’s leadership skills,” Ellen said. “She has done such a great job at building the club up.”Kaitlyn Cihak, a sophomore neuroscience pre-med major and vice president of the club, said they are still working to make the club more well-known. “It is a good club here and we have a national title for TCU gymnastics which is a big deal,” Cihak said. “It deserves more recognition.” printTCU’s gymnastics club has come a long way in two years. In 2017, there was only one member on the team. Now, they’re TCU’s first club team to win a national title. Abbie Moore giving teammate Kaitlyn Cihak tips. Photo credit Corrine Pennington.Abbie Moore, a junior speech pathology major, was a president in search of a team after the 2017 season.During her first year as president in 2018, Moore was able to consistently get eight to 10 people to show up to practice and five to six people at meets.“I was super excited to get back into it and wanted to keep it going,” Moore said.As president, Moore has led the club to two national championship appearances and a national title in 2019. This year, the club has about 30 members, and 12 of them are going to compete.Moore said she is thrilled to see more people wanting to be in the club.“For me, it has been an incredible opportunity to continue my love of the sport,” Moore said. “Just to be at a place where it is available and making it bigger has been really exciting.” TCU Polo president opens club to everyone ReddIt Twitter Corrine Pennington World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution center_img Twitter theEnd brings weekend entertainment Moore said her goal is to make sure the club is set up so it will continue after she graduates. Gibson and Cihak were the first to join the team last fall after Moore took over the club. Cihak will take over as president when Moore graduates. The TCU gymnastics club competes in the NAIGC (National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs), and their season will begin in the spring. Linkedin Linkedin Corrine is a sports broadcasting major and journalism minor at TCU from Boise, Idaho. + posts Facebook ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

first_img Organisation “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en Update: After being forced to suspend printing for five days, the opposition daily Azadlig resumed publishing a print edition yesterday after finding a way to pay a third of the money it owes the company that prints the newspaper.But Azadlig’s problems have not been solved. The printer has given it until 15 August to repay all of its debt. If the state-owned newspaper distributer GASID continues to refuse to pay arrears to Azadlig, the daily will again be forced to suspend publication.—————————–06.08.2014 : Despite holding Council of Europe chairmanship, Aliyev government steps up its campaign to silence independent voices. The main opposition newspaper in Azerbaijan, Azadlig, was forced to halt publication once again on 1 August. This new blow to media pluralism took place as the authorities stepped up their campaign to eradicate critical voices in the country. The atmosphere is increasingly suffocating for Azerbaijan’s few remaining independent voices such as Azadlig. Azerbaijan is ranked 160th of 180 countries in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. In May, the country assumed the chairmanship of the Council of Ministers of the Council of Europe. It is currently the most repressive of the human rights organization’s 47 member countries. (Photo : Zerkalo) Zahid, who has spent more than two-and-a-half years in prison on a ridiculous pretext, said: “Azadlig, which means ‘freedom’, will live since freedom is the very essence of man and mankind. We have a clear understanding of the meaning of our name and the mission it implies, and that is why we shall fight for freedom of expression in our country.”“We know that the fight for basic freedoms has no borders and that dictators all use similar methods to crack down on these freedoms. But we shall not give in.” The online version of Azadlig is still being published. Zahid said the print edition should reappear in about 10 days’ time. Reporters Without Borders urges everyone to join the campaign of support launched by the newspaper on its Facebook page. Like Azadlig, the Russian-language independent newspaper Zerkalo was forced to stop publishing on 31 May after it was deprived of income. The crackdown on the last few independent voices and on civil society has been stepped up significantly in recent days. On 2 August, the human rights activist Rasul Jafarov was arrested on three months’ pre-trial detention on trumped-up charges. Three days earlier, the noted human rights campaigner, Leyla Yunus, was also arrested and was joined in prison yesterday by her husband, Arif. The couple were charged in the same case as the journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov, who has been in custody since 18 April awaiting trial. Numerous NGOs and their heads have also come under pressure, including having their bank accounts frozen. These include organizations that support the media such as the Media rights Institute (MRI), the Institute for Reporters Freedom and Safety (IRFS) and the Azeri section of International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX). News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Newscenter_img Receive email alerts June 4, 2021 Find out more News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan June 8, 2021 Find out more The state-owned distribution network, GASID, has failed to transfer some of the proceeds of its sales back to the newspaper. The company now owes Azadlig more than 70,000 manats (67,000 euros). Deprived of this income, the newspaper has accumulated debts of 20,000 manats (19,000 euros) with its printers, another state-owned company. “Azadlig is once again the victim of the pernicious strategy of financial censorship being implemented by the authorities,” said Johann Bihr, head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk.“The government of Ilham Aliyev is in the process of completing its campaign to obliterate pluralism in defiance of the values of the Council of Europe, of which it is the current chairman. The international community cannot stand idly by while the last critical voices are silenced in Azerbaijan.” Government control of the advertising market deprives Azadlig of ad revenue and a series of recent changes in the law has increased the newspaper’s dependence on GASID. In 2011, street traders were banned, and in 2013 the sale of newspapers was banned in the underground. Together, these two sales channels accounted for up to 30 percent of the newspaper’s income. Receipts from GASID also fell considerably after 2012 when the newsstands run by the network were closed and replaced by shops that for the most part do not sell independent newspapers. Ganimat Zahid, the editor of Azadlig and one of 100 “information heroes” highlighted by Reporters without Borders on 3 May this year, noted that it was not the first time that the newspaper had to stop publishing temporarily. Azadlig was censored several times during the 1990s and has been subjected to increasing harassment by the authorities. In 2012 and 2013, the payment arrears by GASID made Azadlig insolvent and forced it to stop printing temporarily. In addition, Azadlig was hit with several astronomical fines which led to the freezing of its bank accounts on several occasions. to go further August 7, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Main opposition newspaper forced to halt publication Follow the news on Azerbaijan Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img ChinaAsia – Pacific March 29, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities openly threaten those who circulate information with “torture” News to go further RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the policy of terror openly pursued by the Chinese authorities in Gan Lho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (甘南藏族自治州) in the northwestern province of Gansu, where the police have posted notices in public places in which “criminals” who circulate certain views and information are threatened with “beating” and “torture” (རྡུང་རྡེག).The existence of the notices was revealed by Tibet Post International, a Tibetan news website based in Dharamsala, in northern India. The site operates under the aegis of the Himalayan Literacy Trust, a Reporters Without Borders partner organization.“The aim of these torture threats is to instil terror in all those who might circulate information about the government’s repressive policies,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By posting warnings of physical reprisals, the Public Security Bureau is directly violating article 2 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which China has signed. This article says that ‘An order from (…) a public authority may not be invoked as a justification of torture.’“We call on the UN Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan Mendez, to open an investigation based on this notice published by the Chinese authorities and to condemn their use of such threats. The police must immediately withdraw these posters and stop legitimizing the use of torture and physical mistreatment for criminal actions that are deliberately defined in vague, loose terms open to broad interpretation.”According to a report yesterday on the Tibet Post International website, the notice has been posted in at least six of Gan Lho’s counties and one city-county. Gan Lho is part of Amdo, the northernmost of the three traditional regions of Tibet.The notice calls on the public to inform on “criminals” who “threaten the social stability of Gan Lho” and lists a series of prohibited activities that include “corrupting” the public with “ideas of splitting the nation,” inciting “illegal activities,” harming national security, destabilising society, “agitation between ethnic groups” and promoting “illegal organizations.”All of these actions “will be met with violent beating/torture by the Public Security Bureau,” the notice says.The list of illegal activities also defines the means of communication and information whose use is forbidden for “criminal purposes.” They include “speech and the distribution of written information,” “cartoons,” “home-made materials,” “videos,” “websites,” “emails and audio files,” and “SMS texts.”The notice finally promises informers that they will get protection, confidentiality and a reward of 5,000 Chinese Yuan. Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation News News Receive email alerts News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Help by sharing this information Translation of the notice (as translated by Tibet Post International):Notice: Gan Lho Public Security Bureau (PSB) requests the public to inform on criminals who threaten the social stability of Gan LhoProtect social and political stability in Gan Lho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and quickly establish a harmonious Gan Lho! Establish a better economic environment for investment! Be vigilant of and crack down on criminals who threaten Gan Lho’s social stability! Directly inform on criminal lairs!The following directives have been authorized by the security department:I) Damage to national security, the destabilization of society, the destruction of ethnic unity.All the following actions will be met with violent beating/torture by the PSB:1) The disturbance of relations between ethnic groups, public agitation between ethnic groups, the destruction of national unity.2) The corruption of the public with ideas of the splitting of the nation, through speech and the distribution of written information, cartoons, home-made materials, videos etc – all acts destructive to social discipline and stability.3) The membership, promotion of, or the making of donations to illegal organizations – all of which harm national security and destabilize society.4) The incitement of the public to illegal activities through websites, emails and audio files, all acts destructive to ethnic unity through websites and SMS texts, and other major criminal actions against the security of society.5) The engagement in criminal activities such as grievous bodily harm, destruction of property, arson and looting etc, and the coercion of others into criminal acts that damage the security of society.II) Any member of the public who informs the police about the above criminal acts or gives the police information about the perpetrators will be guaranteed personal protection by PSB officers, personal confidentiality and a reward of 5,000 Chinese Yuan.III) This directive is to be applied with immediate effect. 0941 – 669 6271, 6696272In a 23 February press release, Reporters Without Borders voiced alarm at the blackout imposed by the Chinese authorities on coverage of the ongoing protests in the provinces of Sichuan and Qinghai and the autonomous region of Tibet. According to organizations that defend human rights in Tibet, at least 30 Tibetans, mostly Buddhist monks, have set fire to themselves since March 2011.China fell six places in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and is now ranked 174th out of 179 countries. China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgNews By News Highland – December 19, 2009 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Twitter Twitter Motorists urged to exercise caution as icy conditions set incenter_img Previous articleJudge claims his sentencing powers are outdatedNext articleMan knocked down in Letterkenny News Highland Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Gardai are asking motorists to exercise extreme caution with icy conditions reported across the county.As of 8pm on Saturday icy stretches were being reported on the roads most notably in the Drumkeen area.Temperatures are expected to drop to -3 degrees with the risk of some sleet and snow.It is understood Donegal County Council has been gritting roads, a list of routes is available here: Pinterest Pinterest 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Reportlast_img read more

first_imgColumns[Column] Writs Before Commercial Divisions In High Courts, A Conundrum, Writes Justice Abdul Quddhose Justice Abdul Quddhose23 July 2020 4:56 AMShare This – xThe object of the Commercial Courts Act, 2015 is to improve India’s image as an attractive investment destination. The ease of doing Business index is assessed by the World Bank based on 10 parameters and “Contract enforcement “is one of them. India is known for its judicial delays and backlogs. In order to erase that image and to encourage foreign investments, the Commercial Courts…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe object of the Commercial Courts Act, 2015 is to improve India’s image as an attractive investment destination. The ease of doing Business index is assessed by the World Bank based on 10 parameters and “Contract enforcement “is one of them. India is known for its judicial delays and backlogs. In order to erase that image and to encourage foreign investments, the Commercial Courts Act came to be enacted. The Act envisages early disposal of Commercial disputes involving a particular specified value as notified by the State. The State is a stake holder in major infrastructural projects. There may arise many contractual commercial disputes where State is a party. The legal recourse that are normally available to an aggrieved party in those commercial disputes where State is a party is to invoke both Public Law and Private law remedies. Public law remedies are initiated through Writ Petitions under Article 226 of the Constitution. Whenever the State acts arbitrarily, irrationally or without authority under law, writs under Article 226 of the constitution are maintainable. Under the Commercial Courts Act, the criteria to be satisfied for approaching either the Commercial Court in the Districts or the Commercial division in a High Court is that the dispute must be a Commercial dispute as defined under the Act and the value of the commercial dispute should satisfy the Specified value criteria as notified by the State in consultation with the High Court. We can cite innumerable instances involving commercial contracts where state is a stake holder when parties take recourse to writ remedies for violating the constitutional principles. If writs are totally excluded from the purview of the Commercial Courts Act, the object of the Commercial Courts Act for early disposal of Commercial disputes to a great extent will be defeated. There will be two parallel proceedings, one for public law remedy before the regular writ courts having no timelines and the other for private law remedy before the Commercial Division of the High Court or the Commercial Courts as the case may be having strict timelines for disposal. If this is allowed to happen, the very purpose of the Act to resolve all commercial disputes expeditiously will get defeated. But under the Commercial Courts Act due to certain provisions contained therein there is always a doubt as to whether Writs involving a Commercial dispute can be filed before a Commercial division of the High Court. Section 17 of the Commercial Courts Act has added to the confusion with regard to the applicability of Writs before the Commercial divisions of the High Courts. Section 17 of the Act requires collection and disclosure of data by Commercial Courts, Commercial Divisions and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts with regard to Suits, applications, appeals or writ petitions filed before the respective Commercial Courts. The rules framed by the Central Government in 2018 pursuant to Section 17 of the Act adds to the uncertainty as the rules require statistical data of matters which includes Writ Petitions before the Commercial courts to be published in the High court Website. Explanation (b) to Section 2(c) which defines a Commercial dispute also makes it clear that a Commercial dispute shall not cease to be a commercial dispute merely because one of the contracting parties is the State or any of its agencies or instrumentalities, or a private body carrying out public functions. The need for such an explanation is also puzzling and it raises doubts as to whether the Commercial Division in a High Court is a Standalone specialized Court empowered to hear Writs involving Commercial disputes as well. Section 7 of the Act which deals with jurisdiction of Commercial Divisions in High Courts enables the filing of suits and applications involving a commercial dispute of a specified value. The word “Application” has not been defined under the Act . Whether Application can be construed to include Writs considering the object of the Act is a moot question which is yet to be interpreted by the Constitutional Courts. As of now there is no judicial precedent as to why statistics regarding filing of Writs before Commercial Divisions is called for under Section 17 of the Act. The law makers have also not clarified till date the necessity for including Writs for statistical purposes under the Commercial Courts Act. It is well settled that a) The jurisdiction of the High Court under Article 226 of the constitution is equitable and discretionary. b) The power under Article 226 can be exercised by the High Court” to prevent injustice wherever found”. c) Writ jurisdiction cannot be excluded by a statute. High courts day in and day out exercises its power under Article 226 of the Constitution against the State involving a Commercial disputes. If Commercial divisions of the High Courts are barred from entertaining Writ Petitions of commercial nature involving the State, it may lead to multiplicity of proceedings which may defeat the very object of the Act which is to resolve commercial disputes expeditiously. The Law Commissions report number 253 recommended the constitution of Commercial Courts to Central Government which led to the passage of the Commercial Courts Act, 2015. In Paragraphs 3.24.5(b) and 3.24.7 of its report, it has recommended that in addition to the jurisdiction vested with the Commercial Appellate Division, writ petitions challenging the order of a Tribunal in a commercial dispute shall also be heard by the Commercial Appellate Division. The Commission has however clarified that not all writ petitions under Article 226 and/or 227 which relate in some manner to a commercial dispute should automatically be referred to the Commercial Appellate division. After observing that a public interest litigation may on some occasions, refer to a commercial agreement, the Commission felt that such a dispute should not automatically be placed before the Commercial Appellate Division since the issues involved are likely to be wider and may require different considerations. Nevertheless, the Commission left it open to the Chief Justice of the concerned High Court to place such public interest litigation and other writ petitions which may involve commercial disputes to an extent to be heard and decided by the Commercial Appellate division. The Law Commissions recommendations further adds to the ambiguity as to whether writs can be filed before the Commercial divisions of High courts. In the interest of improving the ease of doing business index for India, this ambiguity with regard to applicability of Writs before Commercial Division of High Court has to be clarified sooner than later either through judicial interpretation of Constitutional Courts or by the Law makers themselves at the earliest.Views are personal only.(Author is a Judge at Madras High Court) Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgNews Updates[Mumbai Coastal Road Project]” Will Consider Prayers On October 7″: SC Adjourns Plea Seeking Stay On Reclamation Work Of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Sanya Talwar30 Sep 2020 11:04 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday briefly took up for hearing, the plea seeking a stay on the ongoing reclamation work of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) coastal road project.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun stated that the bench will take up the matter at length on October 7, 2020, adding that the bench will take the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday briefly took up for hearing, the plea seeking a stay on the ongoing reclamation work of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) coastal road project.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun stated that the bench will take up the matter at length on October 7, 2020, adding that the bench will take the petitioner(s) prayers into consideration.Senior Advocate Shyam Divan appeared for Applicant(s) Conservation Action Trust (CAT) and Shweta Wagh, founder of Collective for Spatial Alternatives and submitted that in terms of the order of December 17, top court had restrained them from developing it for the time being and that they hadn’t confined themselves to below the road at all.”Environmental clearance is all about precautionary principle and the High Court has held so. Your lordships have to look at this from the lens of whether it is required or not,” added Divan.He added that the BMC had now filed an additional affidavit which stipulates that the reclamation work area had now been increased to 38.45 hectares. “It is bad enough that they don’t have an environmental clearance for this and this is now enhanced below the carriageway, which was earlier 20 hectares,” said Divan.The CJI then said that the bench did not have a copy of the additional Affidavit filed by the BMC.At this juncture, Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for one of the Contractors told the Court that the entire argument of mandate of Environmental clearance for a road was unfounded.In light of this, the Court listed the case on October 7, stating that on that date, the case will be the only matter listed on the board.On February 25, the CJI led bench had refused to stay the reclamation work on submissions by Divan wherein he had asserted that the ongoing reclamation work being done by the authorities surpassed the earlier order of the Supreme Court in order dated 17th December 2019 which had, in effect insinuated a curb on carrying out any development work. The Court had instead sought response from the stakeholders on the plea.Pointing to a Google map which earmarked the coastline surrounding the roadwork’s area, Divan had then contended that the authorities had been frantically carrying out activities without paying much heed to the coastal ecology.While claiming that extending the area required for carrying out works was in contravention of the Supreme Court’s orders, Divan argued that rapid reclamation was causing irreversible damage to the environment.At this juncture, Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi & Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had interjected and stated that no such contravention of the orders of the Supreme Court was taking place.”Do they expect us to carry out development in the road works by standing at sea?” said Rohatgi, denying the claims of the Applicant.In July Last year, the Bombay High Court had quashed the Coastal Regulation clearances granted to the coastal road project on account of numerous irregularities, which had been overlooked by the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority.Subsequently, admitting an appeal of the Municipal Corporation, the Supreme Court had stayed the Bombay High Court Judgment on 17th December 2019 and allowed the Authorities to reclaim the land and build the road in the designated area.While doing so, it had however disallowed carrying out any other development work until further orders and had listed the matter on 8th April 2020.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Young former estate agent to disrupt traditional conveyancing referrals system previous nextProducts & ServicesYoung former estate agent to disrupt traditional conveyancing referrals systemAlex Beagrie, 24, says his experience working in estate agency taught him that the way consumers are referred to conveyancers needs updating.Nigel Lewis22nd October 20201 Comment11,226 Views A 24-year-old former estate agent has claimed that industry referral fees earned from conveyancing based on a narrow and cosy list of approved ‘panel’ suppliers will soon be ancient history.Alex Beagrie, who worked in estate agency in Surrey prior to setting up his proptech conveyancing platform, says he founded the business after realising that the system which enables agents to earn fees from conveyancing is fundamentally unfair to consumers.Talking to The Negotiator, he says that Trading Standards’ efforts to force agent to be more transparent about the fees they earn from referring third-party services to client could be a game changer for platforms like his.Agent recommendations“Sales agents earn fees on the basic premise that most buyers are either first timers or move so infrequently that they need a recommendation about the best conveyancer,” he says.“This has served the industry well for decades but home movers are now more digitally savvy and are looking for online support to help them, and clearly the regulatory authorities are waking up to that.”Beagrie says that although his business is still only a few weeks old, he’s had thousands of enquiries from home movers looking for an independent conveyancing recommendation.“I have an estate agency background but I’m not a conveyancer, nevertheless I’ve realised that there is an opportunity for a service that offers home movers more choice while still enabling agents to earn income from referrals,” he is currently consumer focussed, but Beagrie says he wants it to appeal to agents by offering an alternative way to continue earning fee opportunities, while at the same time opening up the market to a wider range of conveyancers.Read more about referral fees.Alex Beagrie Sales progression conveyancing October 22, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 22nd October 2020 at 6:36 amMy thoughts are that any business needs income to survive, I wish Alex well, but unless he is going to run a non-profit enterprise he will need to charge someone an amount, the moment this occurs he will be in the same nexus that all companies belong to. From my thirty years of being an agent, ensuring an exchange is key as this is typically the largest fee element of the transaction. So agents will naturally recommend conveyancers who enhance this journey, and make an exchange more likely.If they receive a fee or not, the vital component is that the agent has positive connection with the driver of the sale post the sale being agreed, the person who transfers the title from vendor to buyer.A comparison site for the general public to see what is the ‘best deal’, is always going to be subjective, is it measured by the cost of conveyancing? the level of service? As Alex is stating he wants agents to still have a fee for referring conveyancers, am I to assume at some point his business will be seeking a fee from either agents or solicitors to promote them, in which case we are back at square one.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

first_imgInter Link Foods and Finsbury Food Group, both reveal they are on missions to improve efficiency in their business this week. The two companies are profitable, but say trading conditions are “challenging” in the cake market. They say they want to control costs – read “reduce prices”. Inter Link may be the UK’s second biggest cake company, but chief executive, Paul Griffiths, talks about “toughing it out”. He is quite right, competition is cut-throat in the cake aisles of the supermarkets – particularly at the cheap end. For example, a kind-hearted colleague came back after lunch recently, loaded with two boxed chocolate cakes bought for 49p each. The manufacturer of said delicacies shall remain anonymous, but it was neither of the ones mentioned above.Needless to say, there was much tucking in, after which the general consensus was that the cakes tasted of sweetened cardboard, not such a bargain (thanks anyway!) But I am sure the supermarket buyer was thrilled by this taste of really cheap cake. And a new price precedent has been set. It’s traditional to blame the supermarkets for this sort of thing, but who exactly is offering the generous special offers in the first place? An individual supplier may strike a listing on the back of a cut–price bargain, but in the longer term everyone’s business is devalued, everyone is put under more pressure – particularly smaller suppliers. Is anyone going to back down on reducing prices, or has duffing each other up become too much of a habit for the cake suppliers? We have seen where that road leads on economy bread. Also in the news this week, Gb Ingredients has revealed (pg 5) that its business is to be split, confirming rumours which have been circulating since the Dutch investment house Gilde acquired it from DSM last July.It’s a move which will bring a large new entrant, Werhahn, into play as a bakery ingredients supplier in the UK – trading as GB Plange UK. It will be interesting to see how its arrival changes the status quo.And the yeast side of Gb is also set on growth across Europe, probably through acquisition. Exciting times for both sides, who said breaking up was hard to do?last_img read more

first_imgNot content with throwing televisions out of the window, rock stars are turning their destructive tendencies to bread, it would seem.Speaking on last Thursday’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks, musician and record producer-of-the-moment Calvin Harris described how, when working in a bakery when he was younger, he and colleagues used to hollow out loaves of bread at the end of the day and put them on their arms, legs and feet and wander about in something akin to a suit of bread body armour. Well, that’s one way of ticking the ’health and safety’ box.last_img read more

first_img The characteristics that were most strongly predictive of PIRLS performance included prior achievement in the Year 1 Phonics Check. It belongs to that strand of curricular thinking sometimes known as constructivism. The essence of this view is that studying bodies of knowledge is pedagogically ineffective. Knowledge goes quickly out of date, and learning it is dull. Children emerge allegedly unable to think for themselves, unskilled for work in the new economy, and unprepared to act as democratic citizens. Instead, children should be enabled to construct knowledge for themselves. It is increasingly clear from international comparisons that neglecting knowledge is educationally disastrous. One body of international evidence for that is assembled by E. D. Hirsch in his 2016 book Why Knowledge Matters. Especially cogent arguments in the same vein have come from two teachers in England who have become eloquent writers – Daisy Christodoulou’s ‘Seven Myths About Education’ (2013) and David Didau’s ‘What If Everything You Knew About Education Was Wrong’ (2015). The critique does not deny that skills matter, but rather says that the best way to acquire skills is through gaining knowledge. This statement essentially describes all of chemistry. So what should teachers actually teach? What are the key concepts which children should know and apply? Thank you.How can and should policy be developed to ensure education equity? A knowledge-rich curriculum should be at the heart of all schools. We believe that is key to ensuring education equity. Endowing pupils with knowledge of ‘the best that has been thought and said’ and preparing pupils to compete in an ever more competitive jobs market is the core purpose of schooling.And ensuring that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds have the same opportunities as their more affluent peers to benefit from the cultural capital of a stretching and rigorous curriculum is key to addressing the burning injustices in our societies and driving forward social mobility.Designing and implementing these curricula should follow a thorough interrogation of the research. It is right that debates are had about what knowledge we wish to ensure all pupils possess. It is understandable that there are differing opinions about how best to prepare pupils for the challenges of the 21st century. But opinions must change as the facts change.In 2010, the government came to office in Britain. We inherited a curriculum that was not fit for purpose. The national curriculum had been stripped of knowledge, leaving pupils without the cultural literacy they needed.England was stagnating in the international league tables and too many pupils were leaving school ill-prepared to compete in our increasingly globalised world. Data from 2012 shows we were the only OECD country where the numeracy and literacy of our 16-24 year olds was no better than that of our 55 to 65 year olds.We reformed the national curriculum, restoring knowledge to its heart and clarifying what we expected children to be taught. The issues with the 2007 National Curriculum were best summed up by the statutory requirement of secondary chemistry pupils to understand ‘that there are patterns in the reactions between substances’.In ‘Could Do Better’ Tim Oates used this example to highlight the vagueness of the 2007 curriculum, writing: Thanks to the hard work of teachers and by twinning carefully sequenced, knowledge-rich curricula with wider support, the government is raising standards in our schools.In carrying out the reforms implemented since 2010, the government was careful to pursue evidence based policies. In the world of education, there are many voices who argue that the 21st century has somehow changed how education must be done. They conclude that the technological age necessitates a different approach to education. With the support of some in the business world, they encourage teachers to turn their attentions to developing the creativity, problem solving and critical thinking skills of their pupils.Around the world, many educationists – and I see one or two of them here – promote skills-based curricula as the way to prepare pupils for life in the 21st century. Often, knowledge-rich curricula are derided as an impediment to helping pupils to become creative critical-thinking problem solvers, but this is to confuse means with ends.The mistake made by these influential voices in education is to believe that creativity is a skill independent of subject domain-specific knowledge; that critical thinking can be taught discretely from the subject being thought about, or that one becomes a better problem solver simply by practicing solving problems.Just as musicians become proficient by learning their scales, it is as important that pupils build up the underlying knowledge they will need. We cannot expect a pupil to think critically about the causes of the First World War without an understanding of the delicate balance of power that existed at the turn of the 20th century. And we will not prepare pupils to be the creative, problem solving mathematicians of the future without giving them a firm grounding in the foundations of mathematics.This government in the UK is determined that the new national curriculum endows pupils with the knowledge they need, so that they are best prepared for the rigours of a globalised 21st century jobs market. But doing so must be done with due regard for the evidence. There are too many examples of governments around the world that have mistaken ends with means in the hope of preparing pupils for the 21st century, damaging educational standards in the process.Writing for the London School of Economics, Professor Lindsay Paterson of the University of Edinburgh has been a vocal critic of movements calling for skills-based curricula, writing of the underlying philosophy: This description exemplifies the belief system behind such changes. But this view is not supported by the international evidence. As Professor Paterson goes on to say, referencing teachers who are leading the knowledge-revolution in England: The new maths national curriculum for primary schools provides many examples of the specificity and detail needed for a successful curriculum, such as the structured sequence of efficient written methods of calculation that pupils are expected to have mastered at different ages.But the curriculum does not sit in isolation. The government also embarked on an ambitious reform of our national qualifications. Grade inflation was rife under the previous government and too many pupils – particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds – were being entered into low quality qualifications. Public confidence in the education system had been knocked.The government put an end to grade inflation and is introducing new GCSEs and A levels that put England’s exams on a par with the best in the world. These changes are breathing life back into the country’s education system.However, the introduction of new assessments has also been important. The government has announced the introduction of a multiplication tables check for year 4 pupils – a short online assessment designed to support the curriculum stipulation that pupils should know their tables by age 9. The government is determined that no child leaves primary school without securing the basics of mathematics.Already, the government has had success thanks to another curriculum change supported by a short assessment. Conscious of the overwhelming research in favour of teaching children to read using systematic synthetic phonics, the government embarked on a campaign to ensure every child is taught to read using the most effective methods. As well as requiring schools to teach using an evidence based phonics programme, the government introduced the phonics screening check – a short assessment of a pupil’s ability to decode simple words.The phonics screening check was introduced for the first time in 2012. That year, just 58% of 6-year-olds could correctly read 32 or more words from a list of 40. Thanks to the hard work of teachers and the government’s drive for phonics, there are 154,000 more 6-year-olds on track to be fluent readers this year. The proportion passing the phonics screening check in year 1 has risen to 81%, with 92% having passed the check by the end of year 2.The success of this policy has been confirmed by international results. The PIRLS international study of 9-year-olds’ reading ability in 50 countries around the world showed that England has risen from joint 10th place in 2011 to joint 8th place in 2016, thanks to a statistically significant rise in our average score. And the data is clear on the role that the phonics reforms played in these results, with the report accompanying the results concluding that: This nuanced understanding of the relationship between knowledge and skills is crucial to approaching curriculum design. In particular, the importance of subject domain specific knowledge to skill acquisition and transferability should be more widely understood.A successful curriculum should enable pupils to participate in the great conversations of humankind, and it should prepare pupils to thrive in an ever more globalised and competitive economy. Both of these ambitions require a curriculum designed to give pupils access to the best that has been thought and said. Pupils deserve a rich and stretching knowledge-based curriculum that provides them with cultural literacy and a foundation of knowledge to use and apply in a variety of contexts.We should judge our curricula by their success in achieving these aims.Thank you.last_img read more

first_img Irish republic £166.4m £201.8m £214.2m Our products are sold as far away as Australia, and we are keen for more people around the world to enjoy our artisanal, indulgent chocolates. The Grown Up Chocolate Company, founded in 2010 and now with 37 employees, also benefits from exporting its indulgent versions of childhood favourites overseas.Last year the company had an annual turnover of just over £2 million and they are hoping to expand to a larger site.James Ecclestone, of the Grown Up Chocolate Company, said: Country exported to 2015 2016 2017 USA £13.6m £21.7m £16.9m Britain’s independent chocolatiers are making the most of the growing global demand for their tasty treats this Easter.Last year over £680 million of chocolate from the UK was snapped up by foreign consumers, who are showing an increasing taste for quality products. Exports have risen significantly from £370 million in 2010 – an 84% rise.The number of independent chocolatiers in the UK has also grown in recent years, with more artisanal and specialised products being launched to meet consumer demand – both here and abroad. The manufacture of cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery is now worth £1.1 billion to the UK economy.The government is supporting many small businesses to taking advantage of this by helping them explore export opportunities in the 149 worldwide markets that currently import UK chocolate.Food and Farming Minister George Eustice said: Exporting is vital for me and my brand. It can be hard work but I am quite resourceful. I’m excited about now expanding into the US and the Middle East. There has been a huge growth in the number of independent chocolatiers in the UK and they are very adept at creating delicious products that are shaping consumer tastes around the world. There are great opportunities to increase our food and drink exports and increasing market access around the world is a major focus for government. Australia £23.7m £17.5m £19.5m The government, and its team of trade experts, continues to encourage and support UK business as they consider launching into overseas markets or expanding their current global customer base.This is complemented by the government’s Food is GREAT campaign, which highlights the success of current exporters and showcases the UK’s top quality food and drink.The Department for International Trade is currently working with business on the development of a new Export Strategy, which will explore the barriers to exporting and identify the best ways in which government can help drive and support UK companies to increase exporting activity and unlock high potential opportunities overseas.Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, said: Poland £24m £29.8m £30.6m UK Export Finance – the UK’s export credit agency exists to ensure no viable export deal fails due to lack of finance and insurance, including working capital loan and contract bond support for UK exporters. UKEF has £50 billion in capacity to support UK exports globally and has recently partnered with five of the UK’s biggest banks to help small businesses better access this support. Face-to-face support for exporters in England – delivered via a network of around 250 International Trade Advisers (ITAs). ITAs are managed by 9 delivery partners who operate in each of the 9 English regions. Trade shows – DIT supports trade shows across the world to showcase the best of UK companies from sectors including life sciences, automotive and food and drink. Top 5 ways the government supports businesses to export:center_img Board of Trade – with representatives from the business community to be the ‘eyes and ears’ of modern businesses. It meets 4 times a year rotated around the UK guaranteeing all parts of the Union have a chance to raise the issues most important to them. Exports are a key part of what we do and represent over a quarter of our business. – export platform which lists thousands of export opportunities worth millions of pounds. It also puts firms in touch with global buyers at the click of a mouse. The Government has also just launched a step by step exporting guide here. It is great to see British businesses exporting increasing amounts of chocolate around the world as they seek to meet the ever-growing demand for our produce. Germany £40.7m £49.4m £50.6m Export support is a key way that the government can help businesses succeed and grow, which is why I am currently developing a new Export Strategy to break down the barriers companies face when doing business on the international stage. One business taking advantage of the increasing global demand for Britain’s high quality, artisan chocolates is Amelia Rope Chocolate, which started as a kitchen business in 2007 creating truffles and chocolate-dipped crystallised flora and now sells products in Hong Kong and Asia. The company’s hand-foiled salted butter caramel Easter eggs will be served to business class customers on the Eurostar over the coming weekend.Founder Amelia Rope has a passion for creating chocolate using sustainable ingredients and using recyclable material in her packaging – this year her Easter eggs are being sold in biodegradable bags rather than large amounts of cardboard and plastic.Founder Amelia Rope said: Canada £22.8m £23.4m £21.8m Netherlands £66.7m £69.2m £70.2m UAE £14.6m £13.7m £17m France £34.3m £36.3m £37mlast_img read more

first_imgPink Talking Fish is kicking off 2018 with a national winter tour, rocking through a mix of northeast ski destinations, a run through Virginia, and visits to Colorado and New Mexico. The ten-stop tour will culminate with a blowout show at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York with a very exciting show. Following the momentum from last year’s celebration–when the band hosted a 3+ hour performance of the Talking Head’s film Stop Making Sense with special guests from The Meters, Turkuaz, Deep Banana Blackout, and more–Pink Talking Fish have officially one-upped their own game. On February 10th, the Capitol Theatre will present Pink Talking Fish: The Wall.Pink Talking Fish: The Wall will be a full rendition of Pink Floyd’s masterpiece The Wall with Phish and Talking Heads songs intertwined through the album cuts. Like last year, this will be a marathon performance and this interpretation of The Wall promises to explore uncharted territories beyond comprehension. As special guests for the evening, Dopapod guitarist Rob Compa, as well as Sammi Garett and Shira Elias from Turkuaz will be special guests for this event, with many more surprises in store.Here is a full list of upcoming Pink Talking Fish Tour dates:FALL TOUR:11/15: Charleston SC at The Pour House11/16: Charlotte NC at The Rabbit Hole11/17: Birmingham AL at Old Car Heaven11/18: Asheville NC at New Mountain AVL11/19: Atlanta GA at Terminal West11/30: Columbus OH at Woodlands Tavern12/01: Columbus OH at Woodlands Tavern12/02: Columbus OH at Woodlands Tavern12/14: Asbury Park NJ at The Stone Pony12/15: Saratoga Springs NY at Putnam Den12/16: New Haven CT at Toad’s Place – Kung Fu’s Annual Toy’s For Tots BenefitNEW YEARS RUN:12/29: Portland ME at Aura – double bill w/ Kung Fu12/30: New York NY at Irving Plaza – Phish Afterparty12/31: Worcester MA at The Palladium – Big Ball Jam w/ Keller Williams, Percy Hill & Bearly DeadWINTER TOUR:1/12: Plymouth NH at The Flying Monkey1/13: Mount Snow VT at The Snow Barn1/18: Roanoke VA at 5 Points Music Sanctuary1/19: Richmond VA at The National1/20: Norfolk VA at The NorVa1/27: Jay VT at Jay Peak Resort2/03: Crested Butte CO at The Tap Room2/04: Taos NM at Taos Mesa Brewing Company2/05: Denver CO at Cervantes Other Side2/10: Port Chester NY at The Capitol Theatre4/19-21: Live Oak FL at Wanee Music Festivallast_img read more

first_imgBack home earlier this summer, I walked around the Los Angeles Leadership Academy, a public charter high school in Lincoln Heights, Calif., and gazed up at what looked like the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. It was my first day as an operations intern at the school’s massive hillside urban oasis, affectionately dubbed LALA Farm.I had applied from Trinity College in Dublin, where I was studying during the spring semester, for a number of internships through Harvard’s Center for Public Interest Careers. The center organizes almost 100 paid summer fellowships with public-service organizations nationally, along with international opportunities and postgraduate fellowships, including the Mindich Service Fellowships, which funded my internship. Generally, the center compensates student fellows with a stipend of $3,000 to $5,000 for 10 weeks of work, supplemented by online readings and reflections designed to challenge students to engage intellectually with their experiences, while developing skills and knowledge through their own and their peers’ work in the nonprofit sector.As I sat in the library in Ireland during exam period so far from home, I felt extraordinarily unable to envision what I might do this summer — my last as a Harvard undergraduate. Spending it at home in Los Angeles was not a part of my travel-minded agenda. Then, about a month before leaving Ireland, I got an email offering me the chance to garden, work with high school students, and seek funding for an interesting project in food justice, all in one package. It was a perfect fit for my skill set, and my family missed me. So I accepted. Still, my worldly mind maintained its reservations as I packed my bags: How much could my home city really teach me, in comparison to far-flung lands?That’s how I found myself staring up at a quarter-acre of terraced hillside tucked next to a basketball court, a wavering line of stairs climbing toward a priceless view of downtown L.A. I had worked on a full-scale organic farm before, but I realized I knew nothing about what I was getting into. The farm was revitalized a year ago when Britt Browne, a local artist and grower, came on as manager. She began an after-school farm program and had the hillside terraced, increasing its production capacity.Roger Lowenstein, a Harvard Law School alumnus (J.D. ’68), had founded the school, which is located in a low-income area of L.A., in 2002 as a social justice-themed academy focused on developing leadership skills.I quickly saw that I too would grow over the summer. During the week, I worked directly with Britt, while Roger played the role of mentor extraordinaire. As Britt and I watered, transplanted, and tended to the plants early each day, the farm flourished before my eyes. But there is nothing easy or simple about growing organic, on the side of a hill, amid residential surroundings, in an area that has been experiencing a four-year drought. Pests constantly attacked our corn, onions, and cucumbers. The heat scorched our lovely young native California trees. A neighbor’s dog dug up the strawberries. Sometimes it was a daily battle, making it difficult at times to remember why it was so important to refrain from using pesticides, to pursue small-scale, diversified farming, and to share that information.Nourishing the plants and soil sustainably was satisfying. But the most unexpected, beautiful, and rewarding part of my internship came in spending time with the LALA students, rather than the LALA vegetables.‘Learning a little about an unfamiliar area from a new point of view challenged me to search for the needs and assets in my own backyard just as diligently as the ones further afield.’ — Amanda BeattieFor 20 days in mid-summer, 10 to 15 LALA high school students showed up every day, eager to farm. We’d pump the tunes and enthusiastically dig, plant, build, harvest, learn about food justice, and brainstorm for the Lincoln Heights Farmers Market, where we soon began to sell bunches of herbs and other treasures from the farm’s first summer.The students were smart and dedicated, coming up with products for the market, unashamed to ask questions about farming, and working with more wholeheartedness than our organized volunteer groups. A student named Rene shared how he took his health into his own hands in middle school, through reading about the food system and changing his eating habits, Jen and Brenda came up with a best-selling product, and Brian diligently took notes on customer buying habits at the market in order to improve our marketing. The students switched easily between English and Spanish to engage customers. They all had their own trials to negotiate, but their joy and passion were contagious.I could simply say that it was rewarding to encourage high school students to believe in themselves and to learn to grow their own food (in an urban setting, no less), or that it was invaluable for me to learn how to locate and apply for grant funding and use that knowledge to secure backing for LALA Farm’s future. I could say that working at the intersection of education, food justice, nonprofit work, and even art, all in the heart of my own city, has deeply influenced my life and career trajectory. And all of that would be true. It turned out that working “at home” afforded just as many challenges and nuances as studying abroad, and learning a little about an unfamiliar area from a new point of view challenged me to search for the needs and assets in my own backyard just as diligently as the ones further afield.But if I’m being honest, what will stay with me the longest are the excited faces of Rene, Jen, Brenda, Brian, and all of the other students at LALA as they worked alongside me, sharing glimpses of their lives along the way. They reminded me in their actions that though life and high school can be pretty difficult, often the most powerful thing we can do is show up, share our true selves with each other, and be willing to give what we can to a good cause. We weren’t about to solve the world’s problems. But we were real people trying to have an impact, however small. To me, that humble willingness of the human spirit to do what we can to help each other is what sustains all good nonprofit work — at home or abroad.Amanda Beattie is a Harvard College senior with a concentration in the comparative study of religion, focusing on religion and society, with a secondary in ethnicity, migration, and rights. Mindich Service Fellowships and internships at Harvard’s Center for Public Interest Careers are available in various locations, and all interested students are invited to apply. SaveSave Students prepare bouquets of crimson clover, a cover crop grown on the farm to enhance soil structure. Photo by Amanda Beattie Seedlings were nurtured in the hoop house on the roof of Los Angeles Leadership Academy before being transplanted into the hillside beds. Photo by Amanda Beattiecenter_img Students harvested beets for the weekly Lincoln Heights Farmers Market. Photo by Amanda Beattie The view of Los Angeles from the LALA Farm. 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first_imgBy Brooke HatfieldUniversity of GeorgiaOrganic farming is on the rise in the United States, and it could change the way U.S. farmers tend to their soil.”With an organic farm, we have a whole-farm approach,” said Luanne Lohr, associate professor of agricultural and applied economics with the University of Georgia.”You don’t choose one practice and apply it,” she said. “You have to come up with a combination of things you can do that work for your particular farm ecology.”Organic farming is defined as an ecology-conscious system that strives to minimize the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals.For a vegetable crop to be “certified organic,” a state or private certification organization accredited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture must vouch for it.According to the USDA, sales of organic fruits and vegetables increased from $181 million in 1990 to $2.2 billion in 2000. Sales of organic livestock and milk are also increasing.Lohr said this is due partly to consumer support, citing a 20-percent annual growth in retail sales for each of the past 12 years.Large companies like Pillsbury and Heinz have entered the organic market as well. This not only makes shoppers more aware but puts more organic food into mass-market grocery stores.More information for farmers on converting regular farmland to organic farms and on the regulations on growing organic crops is also available .Health reasonsMany people choose to go organic for health reasons, Lohr said. But the benefits of fruits and vegetables grown without synthetic chemicals could extend beyond the consumer.”One can expect to have better overall farmer health with reduced exposure to chemicals,” Lohr said.Organic farming can help the environment. “(With conventional farming) there are greater water-quality concerns, both for drinking water and for (water used in) recreation,” she said.As organic farming expands its foothold in agriculture, more limits are being placed on chemicals used on all farms.”The Environmental Protection Agency is now reviewing all organophosphate insecticides,” Lohr said. “Many uses are becoming more restrictive, particularly in fruits and vegetables that will be consumed raw.”Starting a farmGetting an organic farm up and running can take more time than starting a regular farm.”Choosing an organic method requires some practice,” Lohr said. “It requires a slow pace to get established. It requires that the farmer to know a lot about his own property and farm ecology. Most farmers know that information, but maybe they aren’t applying it yet.”An organic farming community helps ease the transition.”Organic farmers tend to share information very freely and are more likely to network,” Lohr said. “About 98 percent of organic farmers get information from other farmers about practices to try on their own farms.”Future of organicOrganic farming is growing. “Farmers are looking for alternatives,” Lohr said.This increase may help conventional farmers. “It isn’t necessarily true that only organic farmers benefit from organic methods,” Lohr said.”Aside from some methods that are experimental on farms,” she said, “(about a dozen organic) methods can be applied on a farm that does use chemicals as a way to reduce chemical use.”The Southern Organic Horticultural Workshop will be in Statesboro, Ga., Feb. 21-22. It will include a roundtable discussion and isn’t restricted to organic farmers.The workshop will be followed Feb. 23-24 by the Georgia Organic annual conference, also in Statesboro. For more information, go to For information on late registration, contact George Boyhan at [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgEven before the COVID-19 pandemic, families and young people struggled to find time in their busy schedules to be outside. Coined in 2005 by Richard Louv, nature-deficit disorder is a nonmedical term used to describe the disconnect more and more humans are experiencing with nature. Hunter-gatherer and agrarian societies were directly tied to the land. With the industrial age and advancements in technology over the last two centuries, humans are spending less time outside and more time on electronic devices.When young people spend time outdoors, they gain a greater appreciation for the natural resources around them. They can explore and be creative and curious — whether that means observing a worm wiggling on the pavement, looking at the different shapes of tree leaves or spending time digging in the dirt. A growing body of research suggests that there are numerous physical and mental health benefits to spending time outside, such as reduced stress, greater cognitive functioning and increased physical activity.Technology is powerful. Children and youth can read books, listen to podcasts, access the news, watch educational videos and even play cognitive games. These devices have been a tool during this time of quarantine and social distancing, connecting friends and family members through online meeting spaces. With many school systems switching their delivery mode to a virtual or hybrid model, there is even more concern for young people to have intentional time for screen disengagement. The following are some easy ways to take breaks from screen time. Make time to be outside. Can youth take their devices outdoors for instruction time? Can they read a book sitting on a bench in the public park or build a homework fort in the backyard? Finding intentional ways for kids to be outside while completing their required studies can help provide clarity and focus.Schedule breaks. Sitting in front of a screen for too long can cause eye strain and anxiety. If children are participating in virtual education, consider building in time for breaks. Even a quick stretch or walk around the block can increase their focus once resuming a task. Using a timer or device to schedule breaks can add fun and spontaneity.Involve the entire family. Instead of a Friday night movie, plan a hike instead. Create a fun and healthy snack to enjoy on a blanket in the backyard instead of eating at the kitchen table. Could you meet a relative or friend at the park for a picnic dinner? Engage in a civic science project — like monitoring the weather — that families can complete together.Allow unstructured play. It’s great for kids to complete an outdoor scavenger hunt or try to identify birds based on their songs and calls, but allowing some unstructured playtime outside encourages exploration. If the environment is safe, have young people simply wander and use their observation skills. Turn over a fallen log and see what is living under there. Dig in a hole in the dirt and feel the soil. Run around and enjoy the natural surroundings.At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., Richard Louv, co-founder of the Children and Nature Network, compiled a list of activities to help families at with anything, having an intentional approach is the key to success. Start with small, incremental changes and track your family’s progress over time. Involve children and youth in the decision-making process — perhaps they have some ideas of their own. Helping young people to realize that technology can be beneficial but must be balanced with outdoor time is critical to their development.last_img read more

first_imgMorrisville VT Responding to steady growth and expansion, Union Bank is very pleased to announce the following promotionsand responsibilities.Cynthia Borck, Executive Vice President, will lead the Banks Product Development, Item Processing and Deposit Operations departments. Ms. Borck is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank. She has been with Union Bank since 1987 and residesin Wolcott.Stephen Kendall, Vice President, returns to the Banks Main Office to lead the Consumer and Retail Mortgage Lending activities. Mr. Kendall has been serving as Branch Manager at the Banks Fairfax office. He has been with Union Bank since January of 2002 and resides in South Burlington.Jeff Coslett, Vice President, currently heads the Banks Human Resources department and will add Branch Administration to his duties. Mr. Coslett joined Union Bank in February 2003 and resides in Jeffersonville.Lorraine Gordon, Assistant Vice President, will lead the Banks Training programs and assist with Human Resource responsibilities. Ms. Gordon returns to the Bank from New Zealand to assume this very important role. Ms. Gordon became a part of Union Bank in May 2001 and resides inMilton.Peter Eley, Senior Vice President, will focus on the Banks fast growing Electronic Banking/ATM and Security department. The increase in E-Commerce, telephone, Internet and ATM traffic; as well as its many levels of risk management are important aspects of Mr. Eleys many responsibilities. Mr. Eley joined the bank in September of 2003. He resides in Stowe.Don Goodhue, Information Systems Officer, will consolidate his responsibilities into managing the Banks network and information systems. Mr. Goodhue is responsible for all telephone and data connections in all the Banks 14 facilities. He has been with Union Bank since May 2002 andresides in Morrisville.These individuals represent a combined banking experience of over 120 years, and are a valued asset to the Banks long history of service to the community. Union Bank, with headquarters in Morrisville, Vermont, offers deposit, loan, trust and commercial banking services throughout northern Vermont and New Hampshire. As of December 31, 2005,Union Bank had approximately $375 million in consolidated assets and operated 12 banking offices, 30 ATM facilities in Vermont and loan origination offices in St. Albans, Vermont and Littleton, NewHampshire. The Bank has 170 members on its team. For more information, please call Joann Tallman, Assistant Secretary, at(802) 888-6600.last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo March 17, 2011 On 15 March, President Juan Manuel Santos announced that in an operation carried out the previous day in San Miguel (Putumayo) by the Armed Forces, alias ‘Oliver Solarte,’ suspected by the authorities of being the FARC’s liaison with the Mexican cartels, was killed. “He was a very important person within the FARC. He was the counterpart of ‘Negro Acacio’ [‘Black Acacio’] in the Southern Bloc. He handled all the drug trafficking and arms trafficking for the FARC’s Southern Bloc. He was between the Central Command and the Secretariat and was responsible exclusively to the Secretariat,” the head of state revealed in statements to the press from the Casa de Nariño, the presidential residence. The president also said that the slain guerrilla was the point of contact with the Mexican cartels and the Norte del Valle cartel, for drug trafficking and obtaining financing for the terrorist group. Alias ‘Oliver Solarte’ was a militia leader in the FARC’s Front 48 and had been sought by the authorities for a long time. Santos Calderón characterized the operation as “a very significant blow,” not only for the impeccable way it was carried out, but also because “it was a coordinated operation by all forces: intelligence from the police, the Navy, the Army, and the operation was also a joint operation.” President Santos warned those who persist in their allegiance to the FARC that the Armed Forces will not let down their guard and that there are more operations underway. “I want to say to them once again that if they continue as they are, they’re going to fall one after the other, because we’re not going to let down our guard here, and we have our eye on many more of them,” the president indicated. For his part, the commandant-general of the Armed Forces, Adm. Édgar Cely, explained that the operation took place on Monday, 14 March, at 11:30 in the morning, in the area of the El Azul trail, in the municipality of San Miguel (Putumayo). “At that location, in addition to the death of this drug-trafficking terrorist, some administrative and communications materials, six grenades, several chargers, and eleven cell phones were seized,” the commander affirmed. The slain guerrilla was a member of the FARC for twenty years, was the subject of an extradition request from the United States on drug-trafficking charges, and had three arrest warrants pending against him for terrorism, kidnapping for ransom, rebellion, aggravated homicide, aggravated robbery, and property damage.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By John DundonThe Barclays has come and gone at Bethpage State Park. The Black’s reputation of being a tough play even for the world’s best golfers held true this past week. Perhaps the most talked about aspect of the tournament, aside from anything golf related, was the raucous crowd that flooded the out-of-bounds areas Thursday through Sunday for the PGA tournament.“[The crowd] was loud, it was a lot of fun. It felt like you were almost playing football, it just kind of sets the tone,” said tournament winner Patrick Reed after he completed his final round on Sunday. Golf traditionally hasn’t been known to be a sport where crowd noise is a factor. Exactly the opposite, actually. Fans are expected to respect the rules of the course—no talking, yelling or chanting while a player is over the ball. Comparing spectators at a golf tournament and fans at an NFL football game isn’t something that happens every day on the PGA tour. Reed wasn’t the only golfer who was outspoken on the topic last weekend. Needing a birdie to clinch a spot on the US Ryder Cup team, Rickie Fowler stepped up to the tee box on the 18th hole. “It was a little loud up there on 18,” Fowler said semi-seriously. The resulting drive ended up way right in the high fescue. It pretty much eliminated any hope of him birdieing the hole, and Fowlers shot at being a Ryder Cup lock slipped away. And don’t even get started on the hundreds of mustache jokes directed at Fowler Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Some golfers, like Phil Mickelson, relish the chance to play at the Black exactly for what makes it unique—the highly inebriated and very loud crowds. It’s become the identity of Long Island golf’s crown jewel. As one usher put it, “were you here for the US Open? Combine a New York crowd and beer, this is what you get. It isn’t like this in most places.”You’d be hard-pressed to find a golf course that plays host to rowdier fans in golf than Bethpage Black. And, yes, maybe it is a little annoying for those participating in the events. It’s also something the players, if they haven’t already, will need to learn to deal with. The majority of poorly timed, out of place shrieks and chants were committed by one particular demographic: young people. This is important to note because, whether golf wants to recognize it or not, the sport desperately needs to attract the interest of millennials to keep the industry alive.Before the Tiger Woods days that propelled golf into the most popular and profitable place it had ever been in, it was a boring game that was played almost exclusively by well-off white men. Since then though, the sport’s horizons have expanded exponentially. The industry is carried now not by old white dudes, but by a group of 20-something year-olds. In other words, the world’s best golfers right now are the same age as guys who are likely to get drunk, loud, and create lively atmospheres. In fact, many of the tour’s best and most popular golfers like Jordan Spieth, 23, Rory McIlroy, 27, and Jason Day, 28 are all under 30. It could be that golf needs more of this, not less. The loud crowds and football-like atmosphere make the game more exciting, and certainly more attractive to perspective beginners. Kids don’t want to sit still and quiet. They want to make noise and chant for their favorite golfer.We should welcome, not shun, the boisterous fans who line the fairways and greens. After all, it’s all about having fun. In the words of Jack Nicklaus: “This is a game, that’s all it is.” (Featured photo credit: John Dundon)last_img read more

first_imgBACOLOD City – Charged with child abuse,a school teacher was arrested in Barangay 2, La Carlota City, NegrosOccidental. Soluta’s apprehension was staged on thestrength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Cyclamen Jison-Fernandez ofRegional Trial Court Branch 63 in La Carlota City dated Nov. 14, 2019. The court recommended a P200,000 bailbond for Fernandez’s temporary liberty./PN The 55-year-old Annie Soluta of BarangayRobles, La Castellana was nabbed caught around 10:40 a.m. on Dec. 3, a policereport showed. The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the La Carlota City police station. last_img read more

first_imgCommittee on Transportation chairman Councilor Dindo Ramos, for his part, said the Sangguniang Panlungsod has approved a measure allowing pillion riding during this quarantine period but for immediate family members only. Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico said the order, which took effect on July 20, cannot be carried out here if they have not yet received the implementing rules and regulations (IRR). According to the national government’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, the driver and pillion rider must be a couple (either married or live-in partners). Pico explained that the IRR is very important as it provides the order’s proper guidelines. BACOLOD City – Authorities in this city have yet to implement Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) new order on motorcycle pillion riding.The new regulation requires the installation on motorcycles of either a prototype plastic shield as proposed by Bohol governor Arthur Yap or a barrier designed by motorcycle ride-hailing platform Angkas.center_img This July 9, 2020 file photo shows a back riding couple. The government’s task force on the coronavirus disease earlier allowed pillion rides for couples as long as there are protective barriers installed on the motorcycle. PNA/ROBERT OSWALD ALFILER Shields are being required for the protection of both the drivers and back-riders from contracting SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019. Ramos claimed that the barrier is not necessary for the driver and back-rider as it might put their lives in danger./PNlast_img read more

first_imgSpecial Olympics Ripley Ohio Dearborn held their annual Sports Achievement Banquet on Saturday, August 12, at The Kenneth L. Diver American Legion Post #337-Sunman. Athletes, coaches, unified partners, volunteers, and contributors were honored during the ceremonies.ROD Delegation Coordinator Greg Townsend recognized the area athletes that were selected to participate in the 2018 Special Olympic US Games at Seattle, Washington in June 2018.  The athletes are Charlie Wilson-Swimming, David Paul-Weightlifting, and Alex and Abby Kieffer-Unified Bowling.  Greg also gave recognition to Chris Perdue on his success at The X-Games in Colorado and The SO World Games in Austria where he captured the Gold Medal in Snowboarding – Advanced Giant Slalom.Special plaques were presented to Country 103.9 WRBI, Register Publications, St. John’s Lutheran Church-Hubbel’s Corner, Sign A Rama-Lawrenceburg, and WSCH for appreciation to continued support for Special Olympics.Mary Laub was presented a 5-year pin and Brenda Hendrickson a 10-year pin for their involvement with Special Olympics.The 2066-17 Spirit of Special Olympics Award Winners.Butterfly Award (Athletes Personal Growth)-Jenny Wilson, Aaron Russell, A. J. Williams, Braeden McCleary, and Emily Holt.Family of the Year-The Matt Westerman Family.Volunteer of the Year-Mary Hinkle.Co-Coaches of the Year-Jimmy Laub and Justin Uhlman.Athlete of the Year-Chris Perdue.Congratulations to all of the award winners.  WRBI is a proud media sponsor for Special Olympics.last_img read more

first_imgThree-time major winner Padraig Harrington has not given up hope of qualifying for the US Open, despite missing out in Monday’s qualifying event at Walton Heath. “I have to win 25 world ranking points in that time, something like that. I certainly think a win here or at St Jude will push me across the line, or some sort of combination (of results). “Having missed out yesterday it was very disappointing, but it will be a lot more disappointing in three weeks’ time when I’m sitting on the couch watching it on TV and realising how close it was and really having done all the hard work.” Harrington played the 36-hole qualifying event despite having lasted just two holes of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth with a shoulder injury, and the 2007 champion is confident the problem will not affect his participation in the Irish Open at Royal County Down. ” It’s certainly improved enough that I don’t feel like there’s any doubt about me playing on Thursday,” he added. “It’s not quite 100 per cent at the moment but I was pleased yesterday that as much as a hindrance it was early on, as I got into it more and more it was less of a problem.” Harrington bogeyed the final hole to finish one shot outside a play-off for the remaining four places at Chambers Bay next month, but can still qualify via the world rankings published in the week of the year’s second major. “I believe that the top 60 after the St Jude Classic (in Memphis) still get into the US Open,” said Harrington, who is currently ranked 86th. “So I have this week’s Irish Open and the St Jude Classic. I won’t play the one in between. I’m already on a run of four events. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img West Brom striker Berahino, meanwhile, hit out after the Baggies blocked Tottenham’s attempts to sign him. Berahino appeared to threaten never to play for the club again after two deadline-day bids from Spurs were rejected. De Gea remained at Old Trafford after the paperwork for his switch to the Bernabeu, which would have included Keylor Navas moving in the opposite direction, was not submitted before Spain’s deadline of 11pm Monday. Real issued a strong statement defending their conduct, insisting they did “everything necessary” to implement the move. That came after United said they had submitted their paperwork on time and had proof of doing so. Real could have the option to appeal to La Liga or world governing body FIFA but that seemed unlikely. They may now have to to wait until January at the earliest to move again for a player they have been linked with all summer. Berahino took to Twitter to criticise Albion chairman Jeremy Peace after Spurs were rebuffed in their late attempts to take the 22-year-old to White Hart Lane. Spurs twice failed with bids last month, the second of which would have been worth up to £21million, but it is understood their latest two offers represented only a marginal improvement. Berahino tweeted: “‘Sad how i cant say exactly how the club has treated me but i can officially say i will never play Jeremy Peace.” United did not officially respond to Real’s statement as they focused on completing their remarkable £36million deal for 19-year-old France Under-21 striker Anthony Martial from Monaco. The amount spent by Barclays Premier League clubs during the summer window passed £800million on the final day of trading, but most of the talk centred around two deals that did not happen. De Gea’s long-anticipated £29million move from Manchester United to Real Madrid collapsed on Monday night and both clubs appeared at odds over who was to blame. The fee for the highly-rated but relatively unproven prospect, who signed a four-year contract, represented a world record for a teenager. There were plenty of other deals concluded with West Ham one of the busiest clubs. The Hammers began the day by confirming the return of midfielder Alex Song for a second season on loan from Barcelona before they captured Chelsea winger Victor Moses, also on a season-long loan. The club then announced permanent deals for striker Nikica Jelavic from Hull and winger Michail Antonio from Nottingham Forest. There were also reports of interest in Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor but the former Arsenal and Manchester City man appeared to be locked in a contract dispute with Spurs. Having apparently given up hope of prising John Stones from Everton for this window, Chelsea completed a deal for Senegal defender Papy Djilobodji from Nantes. The fee was reported to be around £2.2million, just over seven per cent of the £30million they were prepared to pay for Stones. A deal was also agreed for Reading defender Michael Hector but he was immediately loaned back to the Royals. Everton, who rejected three bids from Chelsea for Stones and a transfer request from the player, signed a new defender themselves. The Toffees confirmed an expected deal for Ramiro Funes Mori from River Plate, although the £9.5million fee was considerably more than the £5.5million initial reports had suggested it would be. Southampton announced the signing of defender Virgil van Dijk from Celtic on a five-year deal for a reported fee of £11.5million while Bournemouth landed striker Glenn Murray from Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee. One player did leave West Brom as former England defender Joleon Lescott moved across the Midlands to Aston Villa for a reported £2million. QPR striker Charlie Austin, linked with a number of clubs including Manchester United and Newcastle, looked to be staying at Loftus Road. Jon Walters, who handed in a transfer request at Stoke, also seemed to have failed in his attempts to force a move. Failed attempts to sign David de Gea and Saido Berahino dominated the headlines on transfer deadline day. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgESSEX were crowned county champions, while Somerset missed out again, as their title-decider concluded in a dramatic draw at Taunton.Somerset had to win, but rain on all four days left them needing to take 20 Essex wickets on the final day to clinch their first Championship title.Jack Leach’s 5-32 helped dismiss Essex for 141 in their first innings and the hosts forfeited their second innings.That left 63 to win for Essex, who managed to see out the last hour.As Essex’s first innings did not finish until 16:15 BST, Somerset were left with little choice but to bowl again with no time to set a bigger target.Somerset have now finished second in Division One in three of the past four seasons, while Essex have won the title in two of the past three years.With more than 200 overs lost to the inclement conditions over the first three days, Essex knew at stumps on Wednesday that, barring a calamitous collapse, the title was theirs.Despite Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry insisting his side “would not wave the white flag”, another 90-minute delay on the fourth morning seemed to have wiped out any remote chance of forcing a victory.When play eventually got under way at 12:00hrs, Somerset bowled their three spinners from the off, with most fielders surrounding the bat.Essex were content to block, aided by a couple more rain showers, with Alastair Cook nudging his way to 53 off 148 balls.The former England captain’s dismissal by Leach sparked a flurry of quick wickets as Essex went from 102-1 to 141 all out either side of tea.However, with just over an hour left to pick up another 10 Essex wickets, openers Cook and Nick Browne snuffed out most of the spin threat second time around.With the game drifting to a draw, Somerset legend Marcus Trescothick came on as a substitute fielder for one final time before his retirement, but the 43-year-old could only watch Essex bat out the game.“We knew it was going to be a dogfight with the state of the wicket,” Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate told BBC Test Match Special. “We knew it was prodigiously turning and needed some calm heads at the end there.“I wasn’t nervous, but you never know when the wicket is spinning like that.” What made the difference? Three defeats to oneEssex only lost one match all summer, compared to Somerset’s three.In the past five seasons, no champions have lost more than once, while Middlesex and Essex went unbeaten in their victorious campaigns in 2016 and 2017.Essex also beat Somerset at Chelmsford in June – the second victory in a six-game winning streak either side of the T20 Blast.A UNIQUE DOUBLEEssex have lifted their eighth County Championship trophy just five days after winning a maiden T20 Blast title, and become the first county to win both in the same season.In his post-match interview at Finals Day, Harmer said people still thought of Essex as a “small club” and did not take them seriously.But they now move above Warwickshire as the fifth most successful club in the County Championship’s 129-year history. Only Yorkshire, Surrey, Middlesex and Lancashire have won more titles.“We’ve played out of our skin for nine games, and you still come to the last game of the season and you need to play well to win,” ten Doeschate added.“It’s very rewarding. The team’s come a long way in the last five or six years.” (BBC Sport)last_img read more

first_imgTHERE were wins for Golden Grove Secondary, Tucville and Bishops’ High as the Milo Schools Football tournament continued yesterday at the Ministry of Education Ground.In the first game, St Johns College went down 2-3 to Golden Grove Secondary.While it was St Johns who got the ball rolling thanks to Shem George in the 10th minute, Calvin Richmond was the star of the show with his hat-trick for the winners.He equalized in the 26th min, before David Xavier restored St Johns lead in the 38th.Richmond would be savior again in the 52nd before giving his team the lead for the first time in the 67th, a lead that would hold till the final whistle.In the second game, Bishops’ High were overrun by Tucville 0-3.A brace from Simeon Benn (6th and 51st) coupled with Shawn Lewis’ 19th minute strike ensured that the win was a walk in the park.New Central High, on the other hand, had some work in their 3-1 win over Queenstown.Garfield Caesar opened the scoring for the New Central side in the 42nd before Jose Lawson brought the game back level in the 49th.The back and forth strikes on goal continued well into the second half as New Central finally got past the spirited Queenstown defence.Caesar then completed his hat-trick inside two minutes (61st and 62nd mins.)Matches continue next weekend with the tournament also being sponsored by the Ministry of Public Health under its Stop Gender- Based Violence Campaign.last_img read more

first_imgHome-based Eagles Determined to overturn the huge deficit in the return leg against the Sparrow Hawks of Togo, the Home –based Eagles have intensified preparations for Saturday’s 2020 African Nations Championship qualifying battle.Imama Amapakabo and his coaching crew have been training the team at the FIFA Goal Project, National Stadium, Abuja since returning from their failed adventure at the WAFU/FOX Cup of Nations in Senegal last week.The former international goalkeeper realises that they have a mountain to climb, having lost the first leg in Lome 4-1 and then overwhelmed by the same team at the WAFU/FOX Cup of Nations in Senegal. “We have a big job at hand, and I have been drumming it into the ears of the players that we cannot afford to fail. The Togolese won 4-1 on their home ground; nothing says we cannot do better on our own home ground.“We have to be focused and determined. We must create chances and put them away, because we cannot afford not to be at the African Nations Championship,” said Amapakabo.Nigeria finished as runner-up at the last edition of the African Nations Championship staged by Morocco early last year.The winner over two legs between Nigeria and Togo will book a slot at the 6th African Nations Championship finals scheduled for Cameroon in June 2020.NFF’s Director of Competitions, Mr. Ayobola Oyeyode confirmed to on Wednesday that the delegation of the Sparrow Hawks for Saturday’s big match, which will hold at the Agege Stadium, Lagos from 4pm, will fly into Lagos aboard an ASKY Airline flight today.The Confederation of African Football has appointed officials from Niger Republic to superintend the match, with Abdoulaye Rhissa Al-Mustapha as referee.His compatriots Sadissou Idi, Abdoul Aziz Yacouba and Zakari Adamou Oumarou will serve as assistant referee 1, assistant referee 2 and fourth official respectively.Mr. Alim Konate Aboubacar, from Cameroon, will serve as match commissioner.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgThis weekend is going to be a little more special than others for the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team (5-4-2, 2-2-0 in the Big Ten).Sandwiched between match-ups against Michigan (5-5-2, 1-2-0) and Michigan State (4-6-1, 2-3-0) will be a celebration of 25 years of women’s varsity soccer in Madison. More than 100 current and former players are scheduled to be in attendance Saturday at a reception at the Kohl Center to join in the festivities.”It’ll be really great for our players to actually see the history of the program, to be a part of that history so that they can carry on that tradition,” UW head coach Dean Duerst said.Duerst, who has been with the women’s soccer program for 18 years, said he has seen how the campus and the people have changed, but the one constant has been the type of players Madison has recruited.”Wisconsin attracts a very special [player],” Duerst added. “Not only top athletes, but we’ve always had such great academics and players that have just really had wonderful careers after soccer. So it’s great for them to come back.”In order to make the weekend even more special, the Badgers are looking to sweep their two foes from Michigan.”Obviously, we want two wins,” sophomore forward Sheri Ferron said. “It’s going to be a huge weekend. I think getting two wins would be great for us.”If the past three matches have been any indication, Ferron could play a large role in getting the sweep. Ferron has scored in three consecutive games, including a pair of goals in last Sunday’s come-from-behind victory over Minnesota.”I’ve just been given opportunities,” she said. “The team’s been coming together, and I guess it just so happens that, yeah, I might be the one scoring them, but I think it’s just the whole team coming together and starting to mold.”Ferron currently leads the team in goals with four and in points with 10, but one of the more remarkable aspects of her recent surge is that she’s done most of it by coming off the bench. Ferron has started only three of the 11 games thus far, but she has no problem with her role on the team.”In the beginning, I was coming off the bench and that is a different role and it just takes a mindset,” Ferron said. “You have to fill whatever role you’re given because there are certain things you can’t control.”If I’m starting, then I’ll fill that role. If I’m not, then I’ll look to be the best person off the bench,” she added.While Ferron may be the catalyst for the Badgers this weekend, both the Wolverines and Spartans have their own go-to players.Michigan is led by junior Melissa Dobbyn who has three goals and nine points on the season, while Michigan State relies on freshman Lauren Hill. Hill currently leads the Big Ten in scoring with 16 points and is tied for the lead in goals with seven.For both players, Duerst says while his team needs to be aware of them, he doesn’t want to become too concerned with either player.”When you have dangerous players, you typically need to be extra aware of them,” Duerst said. “And if the time is right, say ‘OK, let’s commit somebody right on her all the time.’ That becomes a minor adjustment versus a major one. I think that’s the important thing in the psychology of the sport is to not be over-consumed with a player.”Shutting down Dobbyn and Hill will be huge if the Badgers want to celebrate their 25th anniversary weekend in style, but while the anniversary is no doubt huge for the program, there are at least two other reasons why it will be a special weekend.Last Tuesday, the new NSCAA Great Lakes Regional poll was released and the Badgers were tied for 10th with Ball State, marking the first time this season that the Badgers have been ranked in this ballot.Duerst said the new status is proof of the progress the team is making this year.”It just shows we’re moving in the right direction,” he said. “There’s a great challenge that lies ahead of us, in terms of that ranking, and obviously we want to be in that top four.”Directly ahead of Wisconsin in the Great Lakes Regional poll at No. 9 is Michigan, and if the Badgers can knock off the Wolverines, Duerst will be celebrating his 150th victory. While he admits that, much like the program’s 300th victory less than two weeks ago, the milestone is important. He said he’s got only one thing on his mind this weekend.”I just want to win Friday night,” Duerst said. “That’s really where I want to be focused on and keep the small important details for the team and those kinds of things.”But then again, this is a special weekend, so you [also] look back on the years you’ve been involved.”last_img read more

first_imgBrittany Sykes’ steal and miracle heave Wednesday gave Syracuse a wild 60-57 win over St. John’s, helping the Orange improve to 16-2 on the season. With 2.8 seconds left and St. John’s in possession on its own offensive end, Sykes stole the inbounds pass, turned and launched a two-handed prayer. Her shot banked in as Syracuse players ran onto the floor in celebration.Video courtesy of SU Athletics. Audio courtesy of Brian Higgins, Syracuse IMG Sports Network. Comments Published on January 23, 2013 at 4:15 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgWhen junior Ilana Spiegel was tasked with creating a media project at USC, she turned toward American icon Rosie the Riveter and her own desire to promote intersectional feminism for inspiration.Spiegel has had an appreciation for the media idol since she was little, but found it difficult to identify with a powerful figure who didn’t look like her.“I grew up with Rosie the Riveter at my house. I had a poster when I was younger. She’s always been this really great iconic figure to me that I thought was so beautiful and so strong,” Spiegel said. “Even though I absolutely loved her and what she stood for, I always did have trouble identifying with her.”It was that disconnect that later inspired her to come up with the project. Spiegel reached out to women of different cultures and ethnicities to photograph. Each woman put on the Rosie the Riveter garb, making some modifications to express themselves. The girls chose a label or labels that they identify as. “Some girls were both bisexual and Christian, some girls were Jewish and atheist at the same time,” Spiegel said. “Some people did single labels, and some people did multiple labels.”USC sophomore Joanna Izon identified herself as Nigerian. “As a black woman, it’s been difficult for me growing up because I always wanted to conform to these ideals of beauty,” Izon told USA Today College. “This was an opportunity for me to empower myself and others who don’t fit that cookie-cutter ideal. We can all be as iconic as Rosie the Riveter even though we don’t look like she did.”Spiegel said that she hoped the girls she photographed would be able to find Rosie inside of themselves.“To me, Rosie represents not any sort of singular person but she represents an ideal of strength, inclusion and solidarity between women,” Spiegel said. “I think that’s really important to note right now because there’s been this concept of ‘what does it truly represent? Who does it truly represent?’ You have to embody your own version about her. That’s what I hoped the project would do help women realize there is no singular way to be a strong woman, there’s all these ways.”That’s how the project helped inspire USC senior Shannon Delijani, who identifies as Iranian Jewish. At 6 feet 2 inches tall, Delijani is not what a typical woman is expected to look like. “Women in general were always petite unless they were runway models, which I am definitely not,” Delijani told USA Today College.  “It’s so important to be mindful of what messages we send, even with images and stories that are meant to be empowering.”Ensuring that women of all bodies and backgrounds are all portrayed as strong, beautiful women is what the Rosie project is all about. “The concept of sisterhood is also supportive to me, creating this supportive, loving environment, not only between Trojans and USC students, or women or women of color, but on a global scale,” Spiegel said. “Inclusion is not limited to skin color either; it’s sexuality, it’s faith, it’s political viewpoint, gender or non gender depending on how you identify. It’s about recognizing all these tiny, tiny differences and seeing what a beautiful collage they make.” Since presenting the project, Spiegel has copyrighted the images and has been distributing them to educators upon request. Currently, she has seven elementary schools, middle schools and high schools using the Rosie project as an educational tool to promote solidarity among girls. “It’s the greatest to show young women, particularly little girls who perhaps did not grow up with heroes that look like them, and show them that there are heroes out there that they can aspire to be,” Spiegel said. “I didn’t grow up with strong women in my media culture that looked like me, so part of this project was creating these figures and then passing them on to the younger generations so that they can see and they can identify with Rosie. They’ll say ‘Hey, I can be just as strong. Look at that. I can be Rosie too!’”last_img read more

first_imgThe President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari, Thursday ordered the NFF Technical and Development Committee to intervene in the on-going war of words between Super Eagles’ Head Coach Stephen Keshi and Captain Joseph Yobo.An exchange of words between the two principal characters in the Nigerian squad has dominated the media in the past few days, with Yobo expressing unhappiness with the Coach over his exclusion from last month’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against Kenya in Calabar.Maigari ordered the Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Chris Green, along with his Committee, to look into the issue as a matter of urgency and restore harmony.“This is a highly untoward development and the NFF and entire Nigerian football family are disturbed,” he said. “Less than two months ago, we lifted the Africa Cup of Nations in a blaze of glory, and this was made possible by hard-work and team-work in an atmosphere of peace, unity and tranquility.“The recent exchange of words between Coach Keshi and Captain Yobo is worrisome, at a time that we have so many important matches and major competition (FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013) ahead of us.”The NFF President also cautioned the nation’s mass media against over-sensationalism of the matter, reminding them they are important stakeholders in the game. “Such issues attack the fabric of the team and tend to destroy team spirit, which is key to achieving set goals and objectives,” Maigari said. Nigeria, the champion of Africa, has a heavy schedule of about 10 matches in the six weeks between the end of May and the middle of July.The Super Eagles take on CONCACAF champions Mexico, who are rated 15th in the world, in a friendly in Texas, USA on May 31, and immediately travel to Kenya and Namibia for 2014 World Cup qualifiers.Two weeks later, they travel to Brazil to take part in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup where they could play a total of five matches if they progress beyond group stage. They will then face a 2014 African Nations Championship two-legged fixture against Cote d’Ivoire.last_img read more

first_imgThe President of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Colin Allen has written to FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter to express his gratitude to FIFA for making the 2014 FIFA World Cup accessible to the deaf community.Highlights of every World Cup match were made available in International Sign (IS) on during the tournament, following pioneering coverage during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.“FIFA has made a huge step in safeguarding deaf people’s right to receive information in sign language,” WFD President Allen wrote. “Therefore, the World Federation of the Deaf highly appreciated and values FIFA’s engagement to interpret the 2014 World Cup in International Signs for the second time, which enables the international Deaf Community to be a part of the football community and to enjoy watching this popular sport.“We look forward to continue cooperation with FIFA to ensure deaf people’s access to information.”The WFD represents approximately 70 million deaf people worldwide, and assist in making sign language available to deaf people, especially regarding matters of education and information.The IS coverage on was one of a number of dedicated services for disabled fans during the 2014 World Cup. Special audio commentary was provided in four stadiums during the tournament, to enhance the experience for partially-sighted and blind fans, while all articles on could be listened to via a dedicated audio service on the website. “Football is a universal sport and it must be accessible to everyone,” FIFA President Blatter said ahead of the summer’s festival of football.last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Related Articles Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching The deadline to sign this year’s draft picks is Friday at 2 p.m. PT. If the Dodgers do not persuade Ginn to change his mind before then, they will receive a compensation pick next year following the first round (31st overall). As of late Thursday afternoon, Ginn was one of six first-round picks unsigned.Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman had no comment Thursday.If Ginn does not sign, it will not be the first time the Dodgers have failed to sign a top pick during Friedman’s tenure. In 2015 – the same draft that brought them Walker Buehler – the Dodgers chose University of Louisville right-hander Kyle Funkhouser with the 35th pick overall, a compensatory pick for losing Hanley Ramirez as a free agent.Funkhouser did not sign. He returned to Louisville and was a fourth-round selection of the Detroit Tigers the following year. The Dodgers received a compensatory pick (36th overall) in the 2016 draft and used it to take Vanderbilt right-hander Jordan Sheffield.The slotted money for the 30th overall pick this year was approximately $2.275 million, which will be taken away from the Dodgers’ overall draft pool. Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day The Dodgers’ first-round pick in last month’s draft says he won’t be signing with the team.Mississippi high school right-hander J.T. Ginn posted on his Twitter and Instagram accounts Thursday afternoon, saying he had chosen to follow through on his commitment to play college baseball for Mississippi State.“After being drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first round, I had a lot to think about over the last month,” Ginn posted. “My ultimate goal is to one day play in the Major Leagues and the draft provided one path to that goal. College baseball offered another path. I am grateful for both opportunities and after giving it a lot of thought I have decided to pursue my lifelong dream of playing college baseball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs!!!”Ginn was taken with the last pick of the first round, 30th overall. The Dodgers did sign their second-round pick on Thursday, college right-hander Michael Grove, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery.last_img read more

first_imgMASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City last night approved sending out requests for proposals to do a housing market study for the community. The city and the North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation have received inquiries over the last few years from housing developers regarding the city’s housing market and the availability of different types of housing. Potential employers looking at the market also consider the availability of quality housing to serve their expected workforce, as well as existing companies expect their employees to have housing choices that fit their incomes and lifestyles. City Administrator Aaron Burnett says the reason the study was not included in the budget process for the just-started fiscal year was the city has been waiting for the state to do such a study.  “The reason that it wasn’t brought forward honestly last year was because the state was toying with the idea of funding the housing studies for every county in the state of Iowa through the Empower Rural Iowa initiative. They decided not to do that. I think that this is information that’s critical to continuing to take smart policy decisions with relation to housing within the city of Mason City.” Burnett says studies like this help the city make good policy decisions for the future.  “Right now we try and pull those levers to make sure that we’re doing the right thing within the community to continue to grow that spectrum of housing within our community, but the reality is we’re flying a little bit blind in that respect because we don’t have that data to really make those good policy decisions.”The cost of the study is estimated at $40,000 and would take about six months to complete. Proposals will be due on September 3rd, with the council to review the RFPs at their October 6th meeting.last_img read more

first_img Numerous victories Even by her own high standards RJR Sports Foundation National Sportswoman of the Year nominee, cricketer Stafanie Taylor, had a tremendous 2016. In surely the high point of her year, and indeed her career, Taylor led the West Indies Women to a maiden victory in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament defeating defending champions Australia in the April 3 final in Kolkata, India. It was a memorable final for the 25 year-old as the West Indies Women completed the second highest run-chase in the history of the tournament. Taylor led from the front, featuring in a 120-run partnership with teenager Hayley Matthews of Barbados, which sealed the win for the Caribbean women. Both hit half centuries. Matthews got 66 and was named player of the match. Taylor, with a patient 59, was selected player of the tournament. Her coolness under pressure ensured a smooth run-chase for the West Indies Women after the Australians had set 149 for victory. Overall Taylor topped all batsmen in the women’s section of the tournament with 246 runs and underlined her all-round quality with eight wickets. As a reward for her outstanding leadership during the tournament, Taylor was later named captain of the ICC Women’s team of 2016. The team comprises players from Australia, England, India, South Africa, Ireland and West Indies. Cleon Smith, coach of the Jamaica women’s team for the past ten years, had identified Taylor as an exceptional talent from her early teens and is not surprised that she has become a world beater. “Winning the Twenty20 World Cup while leading the West Indies team is the high point of her career but she has always been an achiever. I do not think we will ever again see a country (West Indies) winning three titles in the same year – Under-19 World Cup, Women’s World T20 and men’s World T20 – she has therefore become a part of history. “When I started coaching the Jamaica team in 2006 she was already at age 14, going on to 15, the best batter on the senior team. I saw her, even at that early age as a player I could plan the team around,” Smith said. According to Smith, Taylor was now the best in the Caribbean. “You could ask her to bat 25 or even 30 overs for the team in an ODI. That’s the difference between her and the rest of the female cricketers in the region. She has the talent to carry the team single-handedly. She can mix aggression with defence and can bat through any situation,” added Smith, who has been closely monitoring Taylor’s progress for the past 11 years. Dorothy Hobson, a former Jamaica and West Indies female cricketer and who now chairs the selection panel for the senior women’s team, also had high praise for Taylor. While Jamaica has developed several talented female cricketers in the past, Hobson believes she could turn out to be the best the island has produced. “She is an outstanding and prodigious talent,” Hobson said, while underlining the fact that Taylor led Jamaica to five consecutive regional titles after gaining the captaincy of the Jamaica team at age 17. In addition to winning the World Cup Taylor led the West Indies to a 3-0 sweep of hosts India in a Twenty20 series last November with scores of 90 (equals her career-best), 47 and 44 not out. Taylor admitted to Your Best U video series last year that she was something of a tomboy while growing up. “I played each and every sport – netball, football.” she said before she was introduced to cricket at age eight. “I saw my trainer with a bat and I asked him which sport it was used in and he said cricket. I then asked him to let me try it and while playing around with the bat, he said I was ‘a natural’. That was age eight and I have been playing cricket ever since that time.” Taylor, a native of Gordon Pen in Spanish Town, St Catherine, was drawn closer to the game when she heard that there was a team which travelled all over the world to play the game. “I have always said I wanted to travel abroad so it made it easier to choose cricket because of the travelling which is my second passion,” she said. Now one of the world’s best, Taylor, the first player in history (male or female) to simultaneously hold the number one One-Day International ranking in both batting and bowling (2013), admits that women have to work ‘triple hard’ to achieve success in cricket. “People do not watch women’s cricket so we have to market ourselves, the men do not have to do that,” she told Your Best U. Taylor has her own formula for success. “If you put your mind and heart to it you can succeed. I love to win and do not like to lose. Whenever I lose I cry,” she said. Best batterlast_img read more

first_imgThe United States Agency for International Development Food Enterprise Development (USAID FED) for the past four years has increased capacities of local farmers in the country to produce more crops, especially the country’ staple food, rice.Since its inception in the country, USAID-FED agricultural program has empowered over 50,000 farmers who are now operating 10,630 hectares of farmland. The program operates in four value chains, namely rice, cassava, vegetables and goats.In an exclusive interview, Chief of Party of USAID FED Madam Agnes Luz said within the four value chains in which her organization is operating, the rice sector has improved immensely.She mentioned Fabrar Rice Processing Industry as an outcome of USAID FED that her organization has supported to empower local farmers by marketing their produce to add value by processing the locally grown rice as a means to cut down the expense of imported rice.She said during the beginning of USAID FED five year project in 2013, the number of farmers was very low. “In 2013, there were only 7,880 farmers operating on 2,157 hectares of farmland, but the number later grew up to 20,000 farmers with 3,915 hectares in 2014 and has increased immensely in 2015 to 50,500 farmers and 10,630 hectares of improve seed rice and the sale of rice also increase to $1.2M,” Madam Luz added.As a means of responding to farmers’ plea for a safe plant, she said, USAID FED has built nine rice business hubs (6,800 MT/yr additional milling capacity , 1500M3 additional storage) responsible to keep the produce of farmers fresh, 30 power tillers and 1-2 warehouses .“Our responsibility at USAID FED is to increase productivity and profitability of agricultural value chains and improve human nutrition. We are proud of the farmers and we encourage others to join agriculture because very soon with the level of performance from local farmers, Liberia will export rice to other countries in the near future.”She described the rice sector as one of her successes with over 50,000 farmers into rice production which the country depends on for survival.She asserted that before the beginning of her five year project, farmers were carrying on subsistence farming for consumption and expressed joy about the efforts farmers are showing in the six counties of Lofa, Nimba, Bong, Grand Bassa, Montserrado and Margibi and promised to improve the sector.USAID FED Chief of Party also confirmed that farmers have generally benefitted from the provision of hand tools, better quality rice planting materials and training that have improved their knowledge and skills in the technology of farming.She pledged her organization’s commitment to continue empowering and improving the lives of farmers by ensuring that farmers in Liberia export food to other countries like the United States of America, France and other countries to boost agriculture production in the country. She said farmers keep demonstrating their willingness to grow their own food but need the Liberian government to make their work more effective by establishing centers that will be able to keep the products safe when harvested.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_imgTwenty-two-year-old Rayan Carter, accused of killing Kaneville machine operator Ishwar Ramanah, called “Jack”, in December 2017, was on Monday committed by City Magistrate Judy Latchman to stand trial in the High Court.The magistrate told Carter a prima facie case has been made out against, but he informed the court that he had two witnesses to call to the stand to testify on his behalf.His mother, Coretta King, and his mother-in-law each gave their testimony, after which Magistrate Latchman told the accused that the evidence against him, as presented to the court, is sufficient to warrant his standing trial in the High Court.Carter, of 12th Avenue Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for killing Ramanah, 30, called “Jack,” of Lot 624 Macaw Drive, Kaneville, East Bank Demerara during the furtherance of a robbery.Ramanah was injured after being shot to his abdomen when two armed bandits invaded his home just after midnight on December 13, 2017. He died while receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital on January 13, 2018.In that robbery incident, the machine operator was attacked and relieved of a gold chain valued at $40,000 before the bandits made good their escape.The injured man was taken for emergency attention at a medical facility, and had undergone surgery. However, he succumbed to his injures one month after the incident.The Police were able to recover a spent shell casing of a small calibre weapon at the crime scene.Carter was subsequently arrested by ranks of “A” Division and placed on an Identification Parade, where he was positively identified as the man who had killed Ramanah during the home invasion.last_img read more

first_img…admits constant blackouts are “thorn in the flesh”By Jarryl BryanNew Chairman of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Board of Directors, Rawle Lucas is optimistic that in conjunction with staff at the entity, he can come up with strategies to relieve Guyanese of the burden of constant power outages.GPL Chairman Rawle LucasIn an interview with this publication on Tuesday, Lucas acknowledged that blackouts are a problem. In fact, he described it as a thorn in the side and noted that policies to reduce blackouts will be pursued by the Board.“The issue of blackouts has become like a thorn in the flesh. And we cannot keep living with these thorns in our flesh. We have to try and do something about it. And I want to assure you that it will be a main area of focus, certainly of this Board.”One thing he believes can be done is to take a look at GPL’s infrastructure, which would include the interconnected system. Supplying power to this system are engines run by the Power Producers and Distribution Incorporated (PPDI).“I do believe that there are things that we can do with respect to improving the performance of the entity. You know, one can look at the asset management and the financial management and some of the technical issues which might be driving some of these unpleasant outcomes and blackouts.”Part of GPL’s interconnected system“I’m fairly certain that there are areas that GPL has little or no control over that result in these unfortunate incidents. But I also believe that there are areas where we might be able to find some opportunities to minimise if not eliminate the challenges we are facing.”When it comes to renewable energy, Lucas made it clear that integrating renewable energy into GPL’s system will be pursued. He noted the importance of renewable energy in the context of the Green State Development Strategy and reducing global warming.Lucas is no stranger to chairing State Boards, as he previously served as Chairman of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). Prior to the appointments of Lucas and his fellow Directors, GPL had been without a Board since early 2018.Serving along with him on the GPL Board are Reggie Bagwandin, Kirk Hollingsworth, Morsha Johnson-Francis and Tara Singh. Meanwhile, the remaining four seats are reserved for Guyana Public Service Union representative Gillian Pollard, Guyana Energy Agency Chief Executive Officer Dr Mahender Sharma, Private Sector Commission representative Komal Ramnauth and someone nominated by the parliamentary opposition.The new Board comes at a time when GPL’s service has been heavily criticised by citizens. This is because of regular power outages, maintenance work and announcements that there are issues with the interconnected system.In fact, on Tuesday, a statement was sent out in which it was related that GPL had restored electricity supply to the counties of Demerara and Berbice following a temporary fault in its Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System.“According to Public Relations Officer (ag) within GPL, Wadecia Donald, at 08:35hrs on Tuesday, Demerara and Berbice were affected by power outages. Restoration efforts commenced at 08:45hrs in Demerara and at 08:38hrs in Berbice,” the statement read.“Over in Berbice, power was eventually restored almost immediately, except for villages from Cumberland to Auchlyne. The remaining communities had the restoration of their electricity at 11:19hrs. On the other hand, the county of Demerara was fully repowered at 11:16hrs,” it added.According to the statement, engineers within the company are currently working to assess the cause of the power outages, with GPL expected to issue a press release at the completion of that assessment.last_img read more

first_img1 Arsenal target Clinton N’Jie has signed a new contract with Lyon.The striker, who has been dubbed the new Samuel Eto’o after scoring 3 goals in his first two games for Cameroon, has extended his stay with the Ligue 1 side until 2019.Prior to signing a new deal, N’Jie had been linked with a move to the Gunners in an attempt to bolster manager Arsene Wenger’s attacking options.However, N’Jie has decided that for now his future lies in France and the 21-year-old is hoping his goals can fire Lyon to a place in Europe next season.“I’m happy. Now we have to continue working. I want to score, to play and I hope we can qualify for Europe next season,” N’Jie told Lyon’s website.“I’m proud of myself. I want to also thank everyone who helped me get this far. This extension shows that the team has confidence in me.” Clinton N’Jie last_img read more

first_img 6 Petr Cech: Chelsea and still one of the best in the business – Cech was dumped as first-choice Chelsea goalkeeper at the start of the season to make way for Thibaut Courtois. The 32-year-old is a reliable goalie and has been linked with a loan move to Anfield, with the Reds not considered title rivals to Jose Mourinho’s high-flying Blues. For the second successive game, Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was dropped in favour of Brad Jones.The Reds’ first choice goalie has endured endless criticism this season, with former Liverpool keeper Chris Kirkland telling talkSPORT it’s up to Mignolet to reclaim his place.“Brad’s been patient, as all number twos have to be, and the only way you [are given a start] is through injury or loss of form and Brad’s got the gloves now.”Here, talkSPORT looks at the candidates being lined up as replacement’s for the Belgium international. 6 Norberto Neto: Fiorentina ace who could be a bargain – Neto’s contract expires at the end of the season, meaning Liverpool could sign him on the cheap in January or pick him up for free in the summer. Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle said: “I hope that [Neto] won’t abandon us, but the situation doesn’t look good to me.” Juventus and Roma have been linked with transfers, but the 25-year-old Brazilian claims he does not want to join a Serie A rival, paving the way for a move to Anfield. Sergio Romero: Sampdoria and a World Cup finalist – Romero caught the eye during the summer after starring for Argentina at the World Cup and it is thought his agent Mino Raiola, who also represents Mario Balotelli, is working on pushing something through. The 27-year-old has been at Sampdoria since 2011 and was rumoured to have rejected Man United in the summer. 6 Mattia Perin: Genoa and Italy’s rising star – Click the arrow to see other replacements for Mignolet – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is rumoured to be chasing a replacement for under-fire goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, so talkSPORT looks at the possible candidates beginning with Genoa and Italy’s rising star. Speed, agility, a great shot stopper – Perin appears to have all the necessary attributes to succeed Gianluigi Buffon, as some fans believe he will, in Italy’s goal. Liverpool are thought to have sent scouts to look at the 22-year-old, however, Perin’s agent said the player could be staying put until the end of the season at least. That is unless “somebody came with an undeniably good offer, then he would leave,” Matteo Roggi said. 6 Guillermo Ochoa: Malaga and a Mexico World Cup star – Ochoa’s stock soared during the 2014 World Cup where highlights included a man of the match display against Brazil. He pulled off an extraordinary save from Neymar’s goal-bound header in the group stage match and there are even rumours Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign the 29-year-old for £3m from Malaga with the Mexico international playing second fiddle to Carlos Kameni in Spain. Asmir Begovic: Stoke and a proven Premier League goalkeeper – Stoke keeper Begovic has spoken of his desire to test himself at the highest level in the future and a £10m price tag has been banded about for the player, whose contract expires in 2016. Begovic was a Liverpool target in 2013, but after a move failed to materialise, Mignolet was signed. 6 6last_img read more

first_img1 Arsenal and Liverpool target Juan Iturbe has moved a step closer to making a big-money move to England next season after his agent confirmed two Premier League clubs are ready to pay £18m to clinch his signature.The two English sides have both been strongly linked with the 21-year-old Roma winger who is rated one of the best young players in Serie A.Both Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers are looking to strengthen their squads during the summer and have been impressed with the performances of Iturbe in Italy this season.Roma will be doing everything to keep their star asset at the club, but Iturbe’s agent Gustavo Mascardi claims there is a lot of interest in the Argentine player and there could be a lot of activity during the summer.Mascardi, speaking on Radio Crc, said: “There are two teams in England who want him and would be willing to pay the fee that Roma did for him.” Juan Iturbe in action for Roma last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Going right-to-left, Williams got an open-field block from fullback Dan Lawlor before scooting into the corner of the end zone to put Penn State ahead, 19-16. In the first quarter, Penn State linebacker Sean Lee stripped the ball from Purdue junior running back Jaycen Taylor (Leuzinger High, Harbor College) on third-and-goal just as the tailback was trying to stretch the ball into the end zone. ETC.: Dan Connor broke the career tackles record at Penn State with a third-quarter stop of Taylor. Connor’s tackle gave him 373 to pass former teammate Paul Posluszny. The record-setting tackle came on a third-and-1 on the Penn State 18, when Taylor’s 2-yard rush gave the Boilermakers a first down. Posluszny, now with the Buffalo Bills, had just set the tackles mark last year. (7-3, 3-3 Big Ten) (7-3, 4-3) Air Force 30, Army 10: Chad Hall ran for a school-record 275 yards and a touchdown, leading Air Force over Army (3-6) in Air Force Academy, Colo. Hall, a senior wide receiver, broke his own record of 256 yards, set against Colorado State on Oct. 13. He had 121 yards on the ground by halftime, and his 58-yard run in the third quarter set up a 1-yard touchdown run that gave the Falcons a two-possession lead. Shaun Carney threw for 105 yards and added two touchdowns for Air Force (7-3), which clinched its first winning record since 2003. The Falcons also hadn’t beaten a fellow service academy at home in four years. Pittsburgh 20, Syracuse 17: LeSean McCoy, the third freshman in Pittsburgh’s 118-season football history to run for at least 1,000 yards in a season, scored the go-ahead touchdown from the 1 early in the fourth quarter, and the Panthers (4-5, 2-2 Big East) overcame a slow start to beat visiting Syracuse (2-7, 1-3). McCoy ran for 140 yards on 31 carries in his sixth 100-yard game, the most by any Pitt freshman since Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett in 1973. From news services Junior Derrick Williams sent Penn State’s seniors off with a win in their final home game. Williams scored on a 12-yard end-around and a 5-yard reception, while Dan Connor and Maurice Evans led a beleaguered defense that held Purdue in check late in the Nittany Lions’ 26-19 win on Saturday in State College, Pa. Joe Paterno seemed to make a concerted effort to get Williams the ball, and the receiver responded. His touchdown on the end-around with 13:45 left swung momentum Penn State’s way after Purdue dominated the third quarter to take a 16-13 lead. N.C. State 19, Miami 16: Steven Hauschka’s fourth field goal, a 42-yarder in overtime, lifted surging North Carolina State (4-5, 2-3 ACC) to a 19-16 win over host Miami (5-4, 2-3). Hauschka made three field goals in the final quarter. ETC.: Miami freshman quarterback Robert Marve is facing misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest without violence and minor criminal mischief. Miami Police spokesman Delrish Moss said Marve was arrested Wednesday in the city’s Coconut Grove neighborhood after he became upset and broke a car mirror. Illinois 44, Minnesota 17: Rashad Mendenhall ran for 201 yards and two TDs, Juice Williams had his best all-around game of the season, and Illinois (7-3, 4-2 Big Ten) routed Minnesota (1-9, 0-6) in Minneapolis. Iowa 28, Northwestern 17: Jake Christensen threw for 299 yards and Damian Sims ran for a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, leading Iowa (5-5, 3-4 Big Ten) over Northwestern (5-5, 2-4) in Evanston, Ill. Indiana 38, Ball State 20: Quarterback Kellen Lewis had career highs with 406 yards of total offense and 354 yards passing, and Indiana (6-4) became bowl eligible for the first time since 1994 with a victory over Ball State (5-5) in Bloomington, Ind. Four touchdown passes gave Lewis 23 on the year, a new single-season record at Indiana. East Carolina 56, Memphis 40: Chris Johnson rushed for a career-high 301 yards and four touchdowns as East Carolina (6-4, 5-1) held on to the top spot in Conference USA’s East Division with a win at Memphis (4-5, 3-2). Johnson scored on runs of 16, 44, 70 and 50 yards. Rice 56, Texas-El Paso 48: Chase Clement threw for six touchdowns and ran for two more and Rice (2-7, 2-3 C-USA) scored the final 28 points in a victory against Texas-El Paso (4-5, 2-3) in Houston. Clement set a Conference USA record by accounting for eight touchdowns. The six passing touchdowns set a Rice record. Iowa State 31, Kansas State 20: Chris Singleton made two key interceptions, Alexander Robinson ran for two touchdowns, and ISU (2-8, 1-5 Big 12) stunned Kansas State (5-4, 3-3) in Ames, Iowa, to snap a six-game losing streak. Texas Tech 38, Baylor 7: In Waco, Texas, Graham Harrell was 37-of-46 for 433 yards and three touchdowns, eclipsing the 4,000-yard passing mark for the second season in a row, and Texas Tech (7-3, 3-3 Big 12) earned its 12th consecutive victory over the Bears (3-7, 0-6).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_imgThis amazing photo was taken yesterday evening at Arlands Strand, just outside Burtonport by well-known local photographer John Rafferty. John specialises in landscape and oceanic photography and his pictures have appeared in national newspapers and magazines around the world.Thanks for the picture John – it captures the mood of Donegal at the moment we feel – moody and angry but ready to burst with life…..with the hope of a little sunshine on the horizon!If you have any pictures that you feel captures life in Donegal then we at would love to feature them from time to time.Ends STORM ON THE WAY – AND THE INCREDIBLE PICTURE SHOWING IT! was last modified: April 12th, 2011 by StephenShare 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) Tags:John Raffertyphotographerlast_img read more

first_imgDaniel O Donnell is pushing RTÉ presenter Ryan Tubridy to take part in Dancing with the Stars and has hinted that this years series of Dancing with the Stars will be the most star-studded yet…Daniel took part in Strictly Come Dancing last year, working with professional dancer Kristina Rihanoff. While talking to Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ Radio One, he said; “What would Ireland be if Ryan didn’t go on Dancing with the Stars? We’re really looking forward to seeing you in the sparkly shirts.”“I’m sure here in Ireland, for the first year at least, they’re going to have the pick of the crop as far as well known people. That’s why I’m putting you out there”Daniel also revealed that “we’ll know all the people on it very well.”There have been rumours that celebrities such as Twink, Katie Taylor, Joe Brolly, Eoghan McDermott and Nadine Coyle, will take part in the show. Daniel O Donnell hints that this year’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ will be the most star-studded yet… was last modified: September 2nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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) Tags:dancing with the starsdaniel o donnellIrelandStrictly Come Dancinglast_img read more

first_imgAthletics Ireland has announced that May 21 is D-Day for the four women with A-standards for the Olympics.Maria McCambridge and Caitriona Jennings are vying with Ava Hutchinson and Linda Byrne for three spots – all have run under 2:37.00.“We had to address a few issues first, but we are now in a position to cut the original deadline in June, and bring forward our selection date,” Patsy McGonagle said. “What we’ve agreed is to make May 20th the last day for qualification in the women’s marathon, and progress with our selection immediately after that. That means making our decision on May 21st, and with that informing the athletes, within a day or two. We’ve notified all the relevant athletes of the decision, asking them to agree to that.“What has to be remembered here is that athletes had already signed up to the original agreement, not just those in the women’s marathon, but also our 50km walkers. There is still the chance we could have more than three qualifiers in that event, as both Colin Griffin and Jamie Costin will compete next weekend, with Rob Heffernan and Brendan Boyce already qualified. But the reality is there aren’t any viable qualifying opportunities after that.” D-DAY FOR MARATHON RUNNERS: ATHLETES TO FIND OUT OLYMPIC SELECTION ON MAY 21 was last modified: May 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:D-DAY FOR MARATHON RUNNERS: ATHLETES TO FIND OUT OLYMPIC SELECTION ON MAY 21last_img read more

first_imgA mum and dad will say a heartbreaking final goodbye to their only child today after he was killed in a freak traffic accident.The scene near Cockhill Bridge, Buncrana where 13 yr old Callum Dale was tragically killed. (NW Newspix)Callum Dale, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, was killed after he ran out of his home in Buncrana on Thursday evening.The 13 year old’s father Peter and mother Deirdre ran after the boy in a bid to try and get him to return to their home at Straboe, Buncrana. However Callum sat in the road and was struck by an oncoming car at Cockhill Bridge as he dad Peter, 51, tried to persuade him off the road.Peter was also struck by the car and is in a critical condition at Letterkenny General Hospital.His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening however.The boy’s mum Deirdre saw her husband and son being mowed down and was sent into a state of shock. Friends and family of the heartbroken couple have rallied to their aid as Callum is buried today.The young boy, a student at Crana College, will be buried after 2pm mass at St Mary’s Church in Cockhill.Gardai have again appealed to pedestrians who they believe were in the area at the time of the freak accident to come forward.“We know that there were three pedestrians in the area just before the incident and they may have seen something which will be vital to our investigation.“We would ask them and anybody else who was in the area around 10.30pm on Wednesday night to come forward,” said Inspector Eugene McGovern. Meanwhile the woman who struck Callum and his dad is also being treated for shock.Her own sister was killed on the same road more than 20 years ago.Local town councillor Ciaran McLaughlin praised the quick actions of the emergency services.“They were on the scene within minutes and were so professional. There was simply nothing they could do. “Our thoughts and prayers are now with Callum’s family,” he said.TRAGIC CALLUM TO BE BURIED TODAY AS GARDAI APPEAL FOR WITNESSES was last modified: March 16th, 2014 by StephenShare 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)Tags:buncranaCallum Dalecrashdonegalfunerallast_img read more

first_imgSinger in exile Miriam Makeba addressesthe United Nations General Assembly in1976. The occasion was the debate onapartheid, and Makeba was a delegate ofthe Republic of Guinea. A boycott of South African musical IpiNtombi in 1977 led to the show’spremature closing. A T-shirt saluting South African women.(All images: African Activist Archive)Janine ErasmusA new online resource aims to preserve an important slice of shared African and American history covering 50 years of activism in the US against apartheid and colonialism. The African Activist Archive project has so far collected over 1 300 documents and artefacts, which are now available for perusal on its website.Spanning the latter half of the 20th century, the project collects records of various forms related to activities undertaken in solidarity with the freedom struggle of Africans.These include historical materials such as pamphlets, newsletters, leaflets, political buttons, posters, T-shirts, photographs, and audio and video recordings. The archive is also putting together a collection of interviews with activists involved in the movement, and will accept written personal recollections too.The African Activist Archive (AAA) is calling for any relevant material to be donated, archived and made available to the public.Besides the hundreds of historical items, the AAA also maintains an extensive directory of similar archives held by libraries and historical societies worldwide.African focusThe AAA has a particular geographical focus on activist action in Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Namibia (then South West Africa), South Africa, and Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) – although not exclusively.While the project is primarily an online resource, it is encouraging people in possession of archival material to preserve these priceless records by depositing them in public repositories such as its own. To this end, it will assist groups and individuals as much as possible.Initiated in 2003, the AAA has received support from the Ford Foundation, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, educational non-profit organisation Our Developing World, the Normandie and Samuel Rubin foundations, which focus on humanitarian and social causes, individual donors and churches, and a number of others.AAA is run with the help of the Michigan State University library, which keeps all material in its Special Collections section. Said Cliff Haka, library director, “These collections of documents, posters, photographs, T-shirts, and audio and video tapes are building on two of the library’s nationally-recognised areas of strength – in African studies and American radicalism.”Priceless recordsThe earliest documents in the collection date back to 1962 and concern the American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa held in that year. Present at the conference were Martin Luther King, Jr and other key civil rights leaders of that time.The collection also features invitations to various significant events such as a dinner commemorating the eighth anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre of 1960, and information regarding the Patrice Lumumba Coalition, the Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement, Winnie Mandela Solidarity Coalition, and the Pan-African Liberation Committee and Southern Africa Relief Fund organised by students at Harvard University.History buffs will be fascinated by candid photographs of struggle stalwarts Miriam Makeba, Albert Lutuli, Walter Sisulu, Oliver Tambo, and others. The AAA also features visual documentation of protests against the 1964 Rivonia Trial, a 1977 boycott against the South African stage show Ipi Ntombi, which resulted in its premature closure, South African participation in the 1978 Davis Cup tennis tournament, and the sale of Krugerrands across the US, among many others.There is much more – material such as politically-themed pamphlets, buttons and T-shirts make up a part of this absorbing collection. Recorded interviews with the likes of former Minister of Education Kader Asmal and distinguished sociologist/academic Ben Magubane, conducted during their time of exile, are available.The struggle for freedom in other countries such as Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Angola is also documented, although according to project manager Christine Root, it is the forgotten materials that people may have in their garages and attics that are of particular interest to AAA. “We are eager to add materials and interviews from more activists to more fully represent this diverse movement,” she said.Fighting for justiceThe American civil rights movement was born long before colonialism and apartheid came to Africa, as there were slaves in the US before the first settlers set foot on South African soil. The first documented instance of slavery in the US dates back to 1619 whilst settlers came to the Cape in 1652. However, activities in the 20th century thrust the moment into international prominence.From the 1950s through to the end of the century, the civil rights movement in the US was strong and vocal, and key events such as the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 brought figures such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr to prominence. At the time the young Baptist minister was president of the Montgomery Improvement Association, the organisation that directed the boycott.Many activists were also involved in the struggle of African people against colonialism, apartheid and social injustice through individual efforts and organised movements. Among these were the Free South Africa Movement and the Southern Africa Support Project, which assisted people in Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa in their struggle for freedom. Archival records of the latter movement are held at Howard University in Washington, DC.People of all races joined anti-apartheid demonstrations in their individual capacity or as members of organisations that sprang up across the US. Through campus, union and community demonstrations, sit-ins, corporate boycotts and disinvestment, and media and music campaigns, activists took a stand against injustice.Promotional material such as newsletters, pamphlets, leaflets, posters, buttons, T-shirts, photos, and slideshows have taken their place in history, as have policy and strategy documents, various items of correspondence, minutes of meetings, and media reports and interviews. Although many organisations may have since faded away, these vital records remain.The US-African solidarity initiative was an important part of the broader struggle against the racism that also pervaded America at the time. The landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, the foundation of which was laid during the presidency of John F Kennedy, although it was enacted only after his assassination in 1963, was good news for freedom fighters as it legally outlawed racial segregation and discrimination.The activism movement was unprecedented in the influence it came to wield, and it culminated in the enactment of the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986.Overruling then-president Ronald Reagan’s veto – the first time in the 20th century that a president had a foreign policy veto overridden – the Act imposed sanctions against South Africa, and also barred any direct flights to and from the US.It was the first anti-apartheid legislation passed in the US, and it further crippled the South African economy that was tottering after US banks had pulled out the year before. A strike in 1987 by 250 000 mineworkers did more damage to the economy.It was the combined pressures of international sanctions and internal strife that saw the apartheid regime finally crumble. In 1990 the government unbanned the South African Communist Party, the African National Congress and the Pan-Africanist Congress. A number of racist Acts were repealed, among them the 1913 and 1936 Land Acts, the Population Registration Act, and the Separate Amenities Act.Nelson Mandela stepped forth from Victor Verster prison, a free man, in 1990, and four years later took office as South Africa’s first democratically-elected president.“We are collecting the evidence of a unique historical movement,” commented US sociologist David Wiley. “Without this movement, the US Congress would not have passed the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986, which finally signalled the end of American support for the South African apartheid government.”Do you have queries or comments about this article? 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first_img8 April 2010 A new phrasebook containing hundreds of useful translations, along with pronunciation tips, promises both to enrich visitors’ experiences of South Africa and to help South Africans themselves to communicate more effectively. Hello South Africa, the phrasebook, contains translations of more than 600 phrases in 30 topics in each of the country’s official languages, making it a useful tool to help people converse on a basic level. The phrasebook concisely sums up South Africa’s diversity, while making communication in its 11 official languages easier. It was developed over 18 months by graphic designer Mark Macdonald and his wife Michelle, a voice and English pronunciation coach, with contributions from leaders in the fields of linguistics and social anthropology in South Africa. “While the product was originally developed to help people communicate with each other during the World Cup, it has since evolved into something which we believe could have far greater nation-building implications,” says Jenny Gautschi, who was involved with the development and marketing of the phrasebook. “Without a doubt, speaking to someone in his or her mother tongue and understanding something about that culture and its traditions, fosters a mutual respect,” says Gautschi. “This phrasebook offers a simple and effective way for people to achieve this.” The translations have been done by top academics from the African languages departments of a number of South African universities. “The introduction on the history of language in South Africa [was] written by Professor Rajend Mesthrie, a leader in the field of linguistics; and cultural introductions [were] written by Professor David Coplan, the chair of social anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand.” For example, in Zulu one can confidently ask anything from “What is your name?” – “Ngubani igama lakho, pronounced ngoo-bah-nee ee-gah-mah lah-kaw?”, to telling somebody you have been bitten by a snake or letting a waiter know the service was excellent. Languages and topics are also colour-coded to ensure that any phrase is readily available. The phrasebook contains photographs, quick-reference language distribution maps which show where a specific language is spoken, and practical travel tips to help visitors have a better experience of the country. The tips section includes information on: banking; transport – taxis, buses and trains; internet cafes; and shops and markets. “It also serves as a souvenir of South Africa’s rich diversity of languages, cultures and magnificent natural beauty.” Hello South Africa is available at Exclusive Books outlets nationwide and selected Van Schaik stores. For more information, visit Hello South Africa Publishing. Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Purdue University research shows that a small amount of nicotinoid pesticide substantially weakens termites’ ability to fight off fungal diseases, a finding that could lead to more effective methods of pest control.The study also provides clues into termites’ robust defense systems and how nicotinoids affect social insects. Nictotinoid pesticides are commonly used on corn and soybean seeds.A team led by Michael Scharf, the O.W. Rollins/Orkin Chair and professor of entomology, found that a sublethal dose of imidacloprid knocked out key microbes in the termite gut and suppressed the social hygiene habits that help keep a termite colony healthy. Their defenses weakened, the termites became vulnerable to a fungal pathogen that normally poses little threat. The combination of pesticide and pathogen wiped out laboratory colonies in seven days.“A termite colony can tolerate this dose of imidacloprid and fungal pathogen independently, but put them together, and they really have deleterious effects,” Scharf said. “Understanding how to cripple termite defenses could lead us to new, safer control technologies.”Termites rarely get sick, despite living in moist, underground environments and in close contact with thousands of fellow colony members — conditions that are ideal for disease development. While termites contain the disease defense genes common among all insects, they also have unique, non-genetic ways of protecting themselves from pathogenic bacteria and fungi, Scharf said.Termites build up “social immunity” by grooming pathogens off of one another and transfer disease resistance throughout the colony by feeding on each other’s secretions, said study co-author Drion Boucias, a professor of insect pathology at the University of Florida who has been researching termite immunity and response to disease for several decades.“Social cleaning and grooming are critical,” he said. “A solitary termite is susceptible to anything.”Termites also protect themselves by cultivating mutually beneficial relationships with microorganisms. The termite gut houses what Boucias called a “microbial garden” — a rich community of thousands of beneficial bacteria and protists, simple microorganisms whose symbiotic relationship coevolved with termites over millions of years. These microbes allow termites to digest cellulose, the tough material that gives plants their ability to stand upright. But they also appear to play an important role in disease defense.Previous research suggests that some of these protists produce an enzyme that fatally punctures the cell wall of pathogenic invaders.When Scharf and Boucias’s team treated termite colonies with a small dose of imidacloprid, the protists began to die. The pesticide also had a druglike effect on termites, suppressing the grooming behaviors necessary to keep colony members from being infected with a fungal disease.Applying a sublethal amount of a fungal pathogen quickly destroyed the imidacloprid-treated colonies. The pathogen penetrated the termites’ outer cuticle and dissolved their muscles and organs.“The termites became little fuzzy piles of mush,” Scharf said. “We don’t typically see this in colonies in the wild unless they are severely stressed.”The researchers studied the termites’ gut metatranscriptome — all termite and microbe genes that are being expressed at a given moment — to measure the decline of the gut microbes and better understand which genes are involved in termite defense.Unexpectedly, the pesticide and fungus did not trigger the “stereotypical” immunity genes that they do in other insect species such as bees, Scharf said. The finding could indicate that termites rely almost exclusively on their gut microbes and social immunity to protect their health.Future control measures may target these defenses, opening the door for termites’ natural enemies to finish the job, Boucias said.The paper was published in PloS One and is available at for the research was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture.last_img read more

first_imgExpand your reach exponentially and build your audience quickly with this tutorial on how to export video for Facebook.As filmmakers and videographers, we should constantly be trying to push content out through the web – and in particular, on social media platforms. With that said, there may be no better social media platform to expand your reach than Facebook.When exporting with Premiere Pro CC, Avid, or Final Cut, there are a few settings that Facebook recommends:H.264 video with AAC audio in MOV or MP4 formatAn aspect ratio no larger than 1280px wide and divisible by 16pxA frame rate at, or below, 30fpsStereo audio with a sample rate of 44,100hzFacebook also drops this reminder to anyone exporting video for the site: Keep in mind that videos must be less than 40 minutes long. The longer your video is, the larger its file size will be. This may affect the quality of the video.Utilize YouTubeWhile you can upload videos directly to Facebook, we recommend using other sources to store your video content such as YouTube and Vimeo. By doing this you can embed YouTube videos into your Facebook timeline. This not only increases your viewership on Facebook, but it also links to your YouTube channel, which expands your audience reach.For an example, KingTutsPro gives a short run-through on how to properly export videos for use with YouTube. Note that he is using Premiere Pro, but the settings used here are pretty standard, as noted above from Facebook.Also, Rudy Washington from gives us a short and simple way to embed those videos into our Facebook timeline. Export Videos Using Premiere Pro CCOnce you have your edit done, you will want to export your video for Facebook. Go to File > Export > Media.Next up, let’s set our Video Settings. Be sure to select H.264 and then, under the presets for this particular format, you should have a wide variety of options.We tend to use the YouTube 720p or Vimeo 720p preset, but you can use which ever preset you feel comfortable with.Finally lets make sure our audio settings are correct and then export. Select the Audio Tab and make sure the sample rate is set for at least 44100Hz.Once you’ve done this, all you need to do now is name the project and pick an export location. Then click Export and wait for the process to complete.Using Avid Media ComposerAvid Media Composer is a little more involved when exporting with specific settings for Facebook. First, let’s start off as usual by going to File > Export.Now, you’ll want to set your export location first. Once you’ve done that, select the Export Settings preset.I’ve found Fast-Export QuickTime NTSC to work really well. Now, click the Options button located directly underneath the Settings drop-down menu.The Options button will pull up a new window that gives you the export settings. Be sure to select Custom and then click on Format Options.Once in the Format Options window, let’s select Video Settings, then click the drop down menu Compression Type. We want this set for H.264.Then click OK.Next up, let’s select Video Size. In the Dimensions drop-down menu we’ll select 1280 X 720 HD. Then click OK.Finally, let’s click on Settings under Sound. Set the format to AAC, channels to Stereo or Mono and Rate to 44.100.Click OK, then OK again. Now you’re ready. Hit Export and sit back and wait for your latest creation to process.Using Final Cut ProApple has made the process of sending video to Facebook as easy as possible. When you have completed your edit, simply go to File > Share > Facebook.Now let’s setup our info. Give your project a title and then give it a description. Finally, add your name and give it some tags to increases its visibility.Now let’s click on Settings.In Settings, you can see that FCPX has essentially applied the settings that are compatible with Facebook.If you have never used this process before, you will need to sign into Facebook before clicking Next and completing the process.Hopefully this info will help you get your work in front of more people. Here are a few more posts about getting your stuff out there:Create a Video On Demand Strategy For Your Film7 Tips for Promoting Your Indie Film on Social Media5 Tips to Increase Your Chances of Getting ‘Staff Picked’ by VimeoAre your Facebook friends going nuts for your content? Do you have any other advice on spreading content across the web? Please let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

first_imgThe RED HYDROGEN ONE is a pocket-sized holographic media machine. I don’t know what that means.Top image via RED.After the REDUSER forum went dark for the announcement, I had to turn to RED’s Jarred Land for information about the new device that RED has teased for the past few weeks.On Land’s Facebook page, he announced the RED HYDROGEN ONE as “a standalone, full-featured, unlocked multi-band smartphone.” The Android OS device is said to have a 5.7″ holographic display that can switch between 2D content, 3D content, holographic content, and interactive games.The device claims that users do not need glasses to experience the 3D and holographic content.RED’s 4-View holographic content uses the H4V codec. In addition, the HYDROGEN uses a propriety H3O algorithm to convert stereo sound into multi-dimensional audio.The phone also integrates with the RED camera line and works with the EPIC, SCARLET, and WEAPON as an interactive monitor. Pre-orders are available in Titanium for $1,595 USD and in Aluminum for $1,195 USD. Prices are not guaranteed to be the same at launch. Pre-orders are set to ship in Q1 2018, assuming there aren’t any delays.After reading the rest of the announcement PDF, I’m not gonna lie. I have no idea what most of this is talking about. Apparently there will be modules you can attach in the future, I think. It will include a USB-C charger, MicroSD card slot, and a gift for early orders. Outside of the cover image atop this article and a link to the PDF, this is everything the public currently knows.There is currently no more information available, but we will update accordingly.*Update 1: Jim Jannard has added a few minor additional details in the reduser forum. (Bolded text is the author’s own.)The Holographic Display. It is incredible. It is multi-view (4-view) as compared to stereo 3D (2-view). Watching shocked faces light up when people see it is really motivating. There is no good way to describe it until you see it. Hopefully we will get some skeptics eyes on it soon… then they can tell you.Our display is technology you haven’t seen before. It is not lenticular, which is inferior tech in every way, has been tried many times before and failed for good reason. (see Amazon 3D Fire, LG Optimus, etc). Lenticular display dramatically lowers resolution, cannot be turned off for standard 2D content, only works in one direction (usually landscape), has color crosstalk… to name just a few issues.One website said it was unclear whether HYDROGEN came with a battery. Let me assure you that it does. 🙂It also comes with internal storage and an external micro SD card slot. And a headphone jack. A selfie camera and a back camera. These cameras will not produce cinema quality images. No cell phone does. What we will have is a modular system that adds image quality well beyond any other camera short of our professional cameras. Remember that we have a lot of elbow room on this front…*Update 2: Jarred Land has posted a photo of David Fincher and Brad Pitt experiencing the HYDROGEN .H4V content.Crazy. Last night it seems the entire the world was arguing over how insane we were (again) and how the Hydrogen display we are promising is just simply impossible.While everyone was taking bets on how many years it would take to actually crack the no-glasses code, I was sitting with some friends having our own little .H4V viewing party on fully working Hydrogen Prototypes.This isn’t voodoo or witchcraft, but it definitely is magical.I can’t wait for you all to see it. Thoughts on RED’s latest announcement? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The Warriors opened the third on a 16-9 burst to lead for the first time all night, then went on to score 100 or more points for a 14th straight game.Draymond Green had 12 points, six assists and five rebounds as the Warriors finished with 40 assists.Curry and Thompson shot a combined 4 for 16 in the first half, including 2 of 10 on 3s, before Curry found his stroke and wound up 9 for 19 overall in his 14th 30-point performance of the season. Thompson struggled to nine points on 4-for-10 shooting, missing all three of his 3-point tries.The Knicks made 11 of their initial 20 shots while the Warriors began 8 of 18 and 1 for 8 from behind the arc to fall behind 29-19 — Curry missed four of his first five field goals.Andre Iguodala, who had dealt with a bruised left calf that kept him out the previous two games, returned to the Warriors rotation and scored five points in 20 minutes off the bench.ALL KINDS OF ALL-STARSGreen and Thompson were named All-Star reserves, joining Curry — a captain — and Durant.The Warriors became the first team in NBA history to have four All-Stars in back-to-back seasons. It will be the ninth time in NBA history that a team has had four All-Stars play in the game.“For us to all go is pretty special,” Thompson said. “First time in NBA history to have four guys go two years in a row is incredible.”Golden State had the same four All-Stars a year ago.“I’m proud of them, amazing to have four All-Stars two years in a row,” Kerr said. “We’re obviously really lucky to have these guys all together at once on the roster. What I love is they’re so unselfish, they play together so well. That’s why they’re all All-Stars. It wouldn’t work if they were selfish and looking for their own shot, looking for their own points.”TIP-INS MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, left, guards New York Knicks’ Jarrett Jack (55) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant mouthed off to official James Williams, got tossed late and might have cost himself another assist during a career night of dishing out the ball.“I told him he was wrong,” Durant said afterward of arguing with Williams in the first half over a carry.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Stephen Curry scored 17 of his 32 points in the third quarter to go with seven assists and six rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors used a big second half to beat the New York Knicks 123-112 on Tuesday night.Durant added 14 points, a career-high 14 assists and two blocks before his ejection with 2:50 left for a second technical. Zaza Pachulia added 13 points in Golden State’s seventh straight victory in the series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Second half, his whole thing was like he’s trying to get me. … He was searching for me, he’s looking to try to tech me up to get me back because he’s still got his feelings hurt from the first half,” Durant said. “That’s what’s been going on around the league the whole year, a bunch of that.“I gotta keep my head a little bit but I was upset. I’m a human being, too, I get upset,” Durant added. View commentscenter_img Knicks: F Kristaps Porzingis was held out with left knee irritation. … The Knicks dropped to 3-7 on the road vs. the Western Conference. … New York’s 14 turnovers led to 16 Golden State points.Warriors: Durant notched his 16th career double-double of points and assists. … Rookie Jordan Bell missed his second straight game with inflammation in his left ankle. … Golden State’s winning streak vs. the Knicks is its longest since a nine-game unbeaten run against New York from November 1963-November 1964. The Warriors have won 24 of the last 30 in the series.QUOTEABLEThree years after Thompson’s 37-point quarter on Jan. 23, 2015, against the Kings, Kerr recalled the moment.“It was almost surreal, the frenzy. It was the combination of Klay going crazy and licking his chops and his teammates and the joy that they had for him and with him,” Kerr said. “They were just hunting shots for him. It was like a pack of hyenas.”UP NEXTKnicks: At Denver on Thursday night continuing a seven-game road trip.Warriors: Host Timberwolves on Thursday night looking for a fourth straight home win in the series and third overall. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kuzma gets 28, leads Lakers past rival Celtics John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Curry made 8 of 15 from deep while sporting sneakers featuring the faces of his daughters Riley and Ryan and the message “I can do all things.”“I had those in my closet for a while and it’s actually something with (Under Armour) you can obviously design your shoes so I did it a long time ago,” Curry said. “Just walked by ’em today and was like, ‘all right, let me go back and rock the Curry 1s with my daughters on the side to give me a little inspiration.’ It’s nice being home and all that kind of stuff.”The Warriors bounced back from Saturday’s eight-point defeat at Houston to improve to 10-0 following a loss this season.Michael Beasley scored 21 points and Courtney Lee contributed 20 as New York lost for the third time in four games and sixth in eight.“We got lucky a little bit in the first half,” Lee said. “They were missing a lot of opens shots, and then in the second half those shots that they were missing went down and we weren’t able to get stops and get out and convert on those opportunities.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgThe Salt Lake stadium under construction: Controversial movesFor years Calcutta’s soccer-crazy crowds have been clamouring for a large stadium where it would be possible for them to watch their favourite teams in action without having to scramble for a ticket.And just when it seemed their dream would come true in,The Salt Lake stadium under construction: Controversial movesFor years Calcutta’s soccer-crazy crowds have been clamouring for a large stadium where it would be possible for them to watch their favourite teams in action without having to scramble for a ticket.And just when it seemed their dream would come true in the shape of the 120,000-seat stadium being constructed in the eastern suburb of Salt Lake for the past five years, a major controversy has been kicked up. Embroiled in it is no less an organisation than the one entrusted with its construction, namely, the Society for Sports and Stadium (SSS). The society has on its committee the chief minister and several other ministers of the Left Front. The controversy it has created centres round the wide-scale media campaign it started recently, aimed at flushing out huge sums of money from businessmen.In return they were promised rewards of “golden cards”, which would not only enable them to watch all matches at the new stadium as life members but would also ensure a seat during the cricket Tests at the Eden Gardens. The advertisements offered such privileges to individuals who paid Rs 10,000 and commercial institutions which paid Rs 25,000.The society obviously felt that this was the best way of raising funds to complete the Rs 16-crore project as the state Government would clearly contribute no more than the Rs 4 crore that it has done so far. In fact the very idea of forming the society developed from the realisation that the stadium could not be completed without donations from business houses which it would not be possible for the Government to accept.advertisementHowever, as the ads appeared, the extra sensitive sections within the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and other constituent parties began raising questions about the wisdom of accepting ‘tainted’ money from the business community.Poor Response: More than this, what has been more disquieting for the society is the continuing poor response for golden cards largely because of the uncertainty that has cropped up about availability of the cricket tickets. This follows the stiff attitude taken by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) which organises Test matches and has naturally looked on the promise of seats reserved as an encroachment on its own territory.Matters were further complicated when the SSS Secretary, Kamal Basu, a solicitor by profession, told a press conference that the state Government had promised the society 10,000 seats. He added: “We do not know how the Government will arrange that with the CAB. It is a matter to be settled between the two.”So far the two parties have not been able to work out any solution. At an informal meeting with the CAB president, former chief minister Siddhartha Shankar Ray, Chief Minister Jyoti Basu was reported to have suggested that the additional block of seats to be given to the CAB would be constructed by the Government at its own cost. Ray’s counter-proposal was that the seats be constructed by the CAB itself and “the Government can use these for its purpose”, provided it agreed to grant the Eden Gardens to the cab on a long lease. As Ray later said: “cab would like to assert its right over the Eden Gardens.” Protracted Negotiations: At the meeting, Ray also expressed the CAB’S unhappiness at a third party’s promising seats at the Gardens. However, he was assured by the chief minister that he would tell the society, of which he is also a member, that nothing final should be done as matters were still under discussion. The negotiations are likely to be protracted with West Bengal Sports Minister Subhas Chakravarti making it clear that “the Government does not want a confrontation with the CAB.” Nevertheless, pending finalisation of this important issue, the SSS continued to invite applications for golden cards. Said a spokesman: “We are not enrolling members and only applications are being accepted.”It will, however, be a pity if work on the stadium is further delayed, projected by the organisers to be the largest in Asia; there are also claims that it will be bigger than the ones at Wembley, Moscow and Barcelona. The sports complex will cover an 80-acre area and apart from the main football stadium, there will be a tartan track for athletics, a 20,000 capacity astroturf hockey stadium, a velodrome for cycling and an indoor swimming pool. But right now discussion on the chances of completion of the complex have receded in the face of the current controversy.last_img read more

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. 2020 tokyo olympicsGoldOlympicsRoger Federer First Published: October 14, 2019, 11:55 PM IST Paris: Roger Federer announced Monday he will compete at next year’s Tokyo Olympics in a bid to claim the men’s singles gold medal, the only major prize he has yet to win.”I’ve been debating with my team for a few weeks now, months actually, what I should do in the summer time (of 2020) after Wimbledon and before the US Open,” he said at a promotional event. “At the end of the day my heart decided to play the Olympic Games again.”Federer has won all four of the Grand Slam tournaments, as well as the ATP Tour Finals six times, but is still waiting to grab Olympic singles gold.The 20-time Grand Slam champion did win a doubles gold alongside fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka at Beijing in 2008, but when he got to the London singles final in 2012 he was hammered 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 by an inspired Andy Murray.Federer did not compete at Rio 2016, where Murray won again, but has since twice won the Australian Open and took the 2017 Wimbledon title before losing an epic final in the grass-court Grand Slam to Novak Djokovic earlier this year.Serbia’s Djokovic, and Federer’s eternal rival Rafael Nadal, have both already said they will compete at Tokyo, the trio setting the scene for a highly competitive tournament.Nobody will be writing the ageing triumvirate off.The 32-year-old Djokovic is world number one and the player poised to take top spot off him in the coming weeks is Nadal, 33.The 38-year-old Federer is third in the world rankings, while Nadal and Djokovic won all four Grand Slams between them this year.The two-time defending Olympic champion and three-time Grand Slam winner Murray, coming back from his January hip surgery, is yet to announce his intentions for Tokyo. last_img read more

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Gundy: “I don’t know if we’ve had two blocked PATs since I’ve been here. I’m not happy with that at all.” #OKstate— Andrew Carter (@Andrew__Carter) September 13, 20159. Jimmy Bean and J.W. are unsung and wildly importantTheir respective counterparts (Emmanuel Ogbah and Mason Rudolph) get the glory and the headlines, but old bros Bean and Walsh are going to be two big reasons OSU has a big season (if it has a big season). Bean gets so many opportunities opposite No. 38, as does Walsh when OSU gets inside the red zone. The Cowboys ranked No. 109 in the country last year in red zone TD percentage — that’s something I hope Walsh can help change as the season chugs on.10. These things can fluctuate significantly from week to weekI’ll have some more notes later on tonight, but I’m still not sure we learned anything we didn’t know before this game. The defense is really good (probably). The offense is average to above average (probably) and OSU will be 3-0 going to Austin (hopefully).Here’s the thing we’ve learned in general with college football — looking at you, Auburn — teams can change significantly from game to game and even quarter to quarter. OSU looked in the first half like a team that would struggle with Kansas later this year. In the second half, it looked more like a team that could at least be competitive at the top of the Big 12.I’m not prepared to give up on what this offense could be quite yet. As Oklahoma State moves away from the air raid and towards, uh, something that isn’t really the air raid, I get excited about letting a defense that seems up for the challenge take over games. Was Saturday a good time watching college football? Nah, not really. But this team has some fun characters and some outstanding players.2012 should have taught us not to buy into FCS games too much. Nobody got hurt and Rudolph seemed to find his gallup in the second half. On to UTSA. BOX SCOREMrs. Pistols and I have been trying to plan a mini vacation recently. This is difficult for two reasons. The first is that the PGA Tour has like three weekends off over the course of 11 months (I tried to exaggerate that but I’m not sure that’s actually an exaggeration). The second, of course, is because of OSU football weekends.All that to say, in retrospect we should have planned it for this weekend because FBS-FCS games are disgusting to me (#RememberSavannah).As such, I’m reticent to make any broad, sweeping conclusions about what this OSU team is or isn’t because I have no idea if Central Arkansas is better or worse than OSU just playing its second team in practice.AdChoices广告But still, there was enough action (or lack of action) to have a few thoughts about the Pokes’ 32-8 win over UCA. Here we go.1. The offense got a free passHere’s what disappointed me about the way Oklahoma State’s offense showed out in the first half. First of all, Samford (!) toasted UCA to the tune of 28 points in the first half of last week’s game. OSU could only muster 10.Second, you pretty much know your defense is holding UCA to 14 points or fewer. So why do you come stumbling out of the gates like a wounded racehorse with these sideline screens and backwards passes? Don’t you use this game to say “man, how good can we be? What gear can I open this thing up to?” and then use that as a sort of barometer for the rest of the year?Especially when you know UCA is out there not letting Chris Carson and Rennie Childs beat them.Gundy: Too many penalties. Missed about six passes. UCA’s defense was essentially “stop run.” Defense was excellent. #okstate— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) September 13, 2015You don’t get any more free passes this season, and it felt like this one was a little bit wasted on the offensive front. Like, we get that Mason Rudolph can throw a bubble screen. Taylor Cornelius can probably throw a bubble screen. But can Rudolph hit Jalen McCleskey on a deep slant? Can Jeff Carr run a wheel route? Do you feel better about a jump ball with Brandon Sheperd or Marcell Ateman?At one point in the third quarter, Central Arkansas put 10 men in the box at the goal line, and OSU proceeded to shove a handoff to Rennie Childs who got promptly blistered and put on his backside. I’m the most novice of football bystanders, but even I could tell that was going to be a disaster. What are you even trying to do there? It was like trying to force the USB cord into your computer over and over even though you know it’s wrong because you’re so frustrated you put it in the wrong way again.I don’t know if that’s a Mike Yurcich thing or a Mason Rudolph thing, but it’s not anything I want to see again. I’m not saying you come out and run four verts every down. That would be silly. But dare to dream a little bit, guys. Dare to drop 40 on a FCS team that got torched by Samford last weekend.2. We need to talk about that Chris Carson leapI feel like more often than not when people rave about athletes jumping over other athletes, it usually turns out that Athlete A jumped over Athlete B while Athlete B was bent over and essentially the equivalent of Spud Webb if Spud Webb was slouching a little bit.Not so here. That’s a 6’0 cornerback and Carson goes for the whole dang thing (and gets it).WHAT WAS THAAAAAAT#okstate— Jordan Smith (@Doafhat) September 13, 2015Speaking of Carson. Is there a worse person on the roster to throw swing passes out wide to? Like, would we be better off throwing swing passes to Vincent Taylor or Chris Carson? Just something for you to think about the rest of the weekend.3. Mason Rudolph’s second half was on pointThere have been 1,065 games in Oklahoma State history, Saturday’s was just the 12th in which a QB has thrown for 400 or more yards. Rudolph was downright lousy in the first half, overthrowing everybody but the cheerleaders in the back of the end zone (and if Yurcich would have called a pass play inside the red zone, he probably would have overthrown them as well). Mike Gundy said as much at halftime.Mike Gundy at halftime: “We have to throw the ball better.” What does Rudolph have to do? “I’m not sure, he just needs to hit those passes.”— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 13, 2015So Rudolph corrected things to the tune of 7/9 for 194 yards and 2 TD second half.“My feet weren’t right,” Rudolph told Fox Sports Southwest about the first half. “Had some feet issues with some balls being high. But the whole offense made some good adjustments and corrected things in the second half.”4. Is David Glidden elite?That’s tongue in cheek, but Glidden was outstanding on Saturday night collecting four receptions for a career-high 145 yards and 2 TDs. That was his first ever (!) 100-yard receiving night.Mason Rudolph’s first TD pass in Boone Pickens Stadium (of very many).— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguy) September 13, 2015Somebody asked me last week why I didn’t think Glidden was a go-to receiver for OSU. It’s not so much that I think he couldn’t be. It’s just that OSU has so many dudes (12 of them caught passes on Saturday) that I’m not sure he’s definitely your guy when you’re down 10 in Morgantown here in a few weeks. Maybe I’m wrong. Either way, I love him. (Don’t) Fire YurcichI got a lot of this during the game. I get where it’s coming from, really, but Mike Yurcich isn’t going to receive a pink slip anytime soon. Especially not a few games into a season.#FireYurcich @pistolsguy, You still behind him?— Wes Cyrus (@wes_cyrus) September 13, 2015I have less of an issue with the end output Oklahoma State is showing and more with how it is getting there. It’s almost like it’s trying to be a hurry-up team that is fine with scoring 25-35 points a game no matter what team it’s playing. That’s great against Central Michigan and Central Arkansas. It’s going to give Mike Gundy nightmares once the Big 12 starts.I’m going to write about this more next week, but it’s time for us to start adjusting what we should expect from an offense that isn’t really running the Dana-Monken air raid we grew so accustomed to. That’s not Mike Yurcich’s problem as much as it is ours.His problem is that this offense seems to have not found its soul yet. Either you’re an eff-you air-it-out attack (see: Waco, TX) or a grinding, efficient machine that posts a proper points per possession number and turns games over to its defense (see: Tuscaloosa, AL). This team, so far, is neither.6. I’m in love with OSU’s defense (so far)It’s early, and OSU still hasn’t played anybody, but the front line of the defense has been unbelievable. We always knew the secondary and linebackers would be solid to very good, but this really can be an elite D if Emmanuel Ogbah and Co. keep playing like they have been so far in September.I listened to Tony Dungy talk the other day about how he would rather have J.J. Watt than Rob Gronkowski because football is all about how much you can pressure the quarterback. A high-powered defensive line negates the most important parts of an offense in its offensive line and QB. OSU’s has done that so far.It’s really not fair. Emmanuel Ogbah is a monster.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 13, 2015Again, I don’t want to project this onto the next 10 games, but we have to look for some bright spots with the way the offense has looked over the first eight quarters and the defense has provided them.It’s a strange thing to expect to hold teams to 20 points or fewer, but until we get into the Baylor-TCU portion of the schedule, that’s exactly what I expect.7. Run blocking is absolutely appallingThis is part of the reason I’m hesitant to crucify Yurcich. I’ve watched my kids block the door to their room at bedtime better than OSU’s offensive line did at times on Saturday night.Gundy: “I’m not pleased with the way we’re blocking right now.” #okstate O-line continues to be a problem.— Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) September 13, 2015Granted, Central Arkansas pretty clearly was shutting down the run, but I wondered at one point during the game if Chris Carson was wishing he’d gone and backed up Nick Chubb instead of trying to stiff arm six guys on every run play to the outside.8. Grogan Groganed again?I’m not sure about the first, but the second one was an offensive line issue. Either way, this should literally never happen, much less on two straight extra points. Can you imagine if it was to tie a Big 12 game in the 4th quarter instead of a couple of pointless kicks against Central Arkansas? My gosh.last_img read more

first_imgBayern München Hasenhuttl has the right stuff to coach Bayern, says RB Leipzig director Tom Webber Last updated 2 years ago 17:18 10/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) RalphHasenhuttl - cropped Bongarts Bayern München RB Leipzig v Bayern München Bayern München v RB Leipzig RB Leipzig DFB Pokal Bundesliga Transfers Sporting director Ralph Rangnick is sure the 50-year-old can coach any of Europe’s top sides but sees no reason for him to leave Red Bull Arena yet Ralf Rangnick has no doubt Ralph Hasenhuttl is good enough to take over at Bayern Munich but expects him to extend his contract with RB Leipzig.Hasenhuttl led Ingolstadt to the Bundesliga for the first time in their history and kept them in the top flight in 2015-16 before departing for the Red Bull Arena.Bayern 4/11 to beat RB Leipzig Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 50-year-old, who was linked to Arsenal amid uncertainty over Arsene Wenger’s future last season, guided Leipzig to second position in their maiden top-flight season, earning qualification for the Champions League.Sporting director Rangnick is unsurprised Hasenhuttl has been linked with Bayern, alongside the likes of Julian Nagelsmann and Thomas Tuchel, but expects the Austrian to agree to extend his Leipzig deal beyond 2019.”He has the right stuff. Ralph can coach any team in the world. The only question is whether he wants to,” Rangnick told Sport Bild.”There is currently no reason for any of our players or staff, including me, to leave.”The fact that Ralph, like our players, is linked to other clubs is the logical consequence of our development.”He could coach Bayern, but I do not think he’ll go there in the next two years.”I’ve discussed with Ralph that we’ll talk about [an extension] during the mid-season break. We know what we have in common. The appreciation could not be greater. Therefore, I assume that we will work together for this club even longer.”Leipzig entertain Bayern in the DFB-Pokal on Wednesday before a Bundesliga clash between the pair at Allianz Arena on Saturday.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Meanwhile, Sean DeLoughry remembers a time when corners actually deserved the roar of approval they get from fans when one is awarded: “Back in the day several cup competitions in Ireland used the corner count to settle drawn games, leading to the occasional bizarre late scramble to try and force or save a corner. The FAI Cup and the third-ranked Shield competition persevered with replays, but three ‘major’ cup finals were decided on corner count. Shamrock Rovers won the Dublin City Cup in both 1956-57 and 1959-60 on corners after 1-1 final draws with Drumcondra. They also won the 1942-43 Dublin-Belfast Intercity Cup by beating Bohemians on corner count after a 2-2 aggregate draw in the final.”“Then there is the glorious tale of the ‘double golden goal’ rule employed in the 1994 Caribbean Cup (it’s been mentioned hereabouts before).” And Sem Firulas tweets that “here in Brazil we once tried: two referees in a game; penalty shootouts for every match that ended in a draw; and corners taken from the edge of the box in U-18 tournaments. All of them lasted very briefly.”Double post-match managerial departures“Is the recent occasion with Garry Monk and Carlos Carvalhal the first time that both managers have been sacked shortly after the same game?” asks Darren Smith.“I point you to a Portuguese league match, the Lisbon derby between Benfica and Sporting on 3 December 2000,” writes Rui Pereira. “The managers were two of Bobby Robson’s former assistants at FC Porto: José Mourinho (in his first job as head coach) and Augusto Inácio, respectively.“Both teams were having a bad season. Benfica won 3-0, leading to Inácio’s dismissal, while at the winning side tensions between a newly-arrived club leadership and Mourinho, who had been appointed by the outgoing directors, led to Mourinho’s resignation after only three months in charge. According to press reports at the time, Sporting were on the verge of hiring Mourinho as Inácio’s replacement, but that additional twist didn’t happen. The final outcome was not good for any team: reigning champions Sporting finished third in the league, while Benfica finished at their all-time lowest place of sixth.” “Ragnar Klavan recently became the first Estonian to score in the Premier League,” tweets Nathan Eaton. “Which nationality has made the most appearances without ever scoring?”“I’ve done some work here and made a list of all the countries that fit the bill,” cheers Nick Fredriksson, offering some sweet, sweet words. “Here goes:1) Oman, 111 (Ali al-Habsi)2) Albania, 31 (Lorik Cana)3) Pakistan, 22 (Zesh Rehman)4) Zambia, 20 (Emmanuel Mayuka 16, Collins Mbesuma 4)5) Bolivia, 19 (Marcelo Martins Moreno 12, Jaime Moreno 7)6) Cyprus, 9 (Nikodimos Papavasilou 7, Alexis Nicolas 2)7) Equatorial Guinea, 4 (Emilio Nsue)8) Lithuania, 3 (Tomas Danelevicius 2, Giedrius Arlauskis 1)9) Cape Verde, 2 (Pelé 1, Cabral 1)10=) Seychelles, 1 (Kevin Betsy)10=) Faroe Islands, 1 (Gunnar Nielsen)10=) Guinea-Bissau, 1 (Mesca)10=) Kosovo, 1 (Bersant Celina).”Al-Habsi has scored an own goal, mind. Wes Court was among a host of others to write in. “Other interesting tidbits I learned on this procrastinating experience,” he notes: “A majority of countries (53%) have never scored a Premier League goal. And of the 97* countries that have scored in the Premier League, 15 have only one goalscorer, and five of those 15 have only one goal (Poland have two tied with one goal each) [*includes three British Overseas Territories].”Unusual football rules“Watching this vintage penalties clip got me wondering: what are some rules in use or were once used in certain places that differ from what we are used to seeing in the ‘traditional’ game?” wonders Jithvan Ariyaratne.Graham Clayton reminds us of a maverick idea employed at Hampden Park over 40 years ago. “The 1973-74 Scottish League Cup final between Dundee United and Celtic featured an experimental offside line that went from the edge of the penalty area across to the touchlines.” Share via Email Read more José Mourinho, pictured here on the Benfica bench, a couple of months before he walked out on the club. Photograph: Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Matt Prior (@ConceptCzech)Gary Elphick started the season as Worthing manager, yet on Boxing Day he found himself taking them on as a Burgess Hill Town player. I wondered if this is a first in any way.January 9, 2018 Football Topics Football Primers (@footexplain)Iain Dowie and Fergie have words attributed to them in the Collins and OED, are there any other bizarre entries with football beginnings?January 9, 2018 Knowledge archive“Given the rather precarious world economic climate, have any clubs been forced to take up a sideline business to stay afloat?” wondered Fergal McMahon, in the midst of 2009’s credit crunch.Life is all well and good in the world of football global branding, especially for the world’s leading clubs. But spare a thought for those a little further down the ladder, such as Croatian third division outfit NK Nedeljanec. In 2004, when officials publicly revealed Nedeljanec’s financial strife, a plan was hatched by dedicated fans to save their team’s skins: the sale of potatoes, six tonnes of which were collected and sold to raise club funds.“No one here has much money, but we have lots of potatoes to sell,” fans’ chief Ivan Fosnar told the Jutarnji List newspaper. “It is the least we can do seeing as we are so near to promotion to the second division. We’ll do everything we can to help our club. It is not a problem to donate these potatoes if that will be enough to save the club.” Grateful Nedeljanec officials had no, ahem, chip on their shoulder and accepted the donation, which they admitted would help the club survive until the end of the season.For thousands more questions and answers take a trip through our archiveCan you help?“What was, statistically, the greatest great escape of them all?” asks Nick Jones. “Either in terms of the highest ‘points adrift’ to ‘points remaining’ ratio (perhaps not final-day escapes) or simply the largest ‘points adrift’ which was overcome. Without governing body interference, of course.”“The beautiful city of Bristol has had two league clubs pretty much consistently since 1920, combining for a total of 212 years of league football, with only three Football League Trophies and one Welsh Cup to show for it,” mails Andy Field. “Does this make it the least successful multi-club city?”“Hemel Hempstead Town beat St Albans City 2-0 on New Year’s Day,” begins Andrew Levey. “This ended a run of five consecutive 2-2 draws between the two sides in the National League South. Has there been a longer run of identical scores between two teams?”“What is the biggest score in a top-flight match anywhere where both sides score and all goals are scored by players meeting their old clubs?” muses John McDougall. The Knowledge Reuse this content features Send questions and answers to [email protected] or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU Twitter Share on Messenger thisisntipswich (@thisisntipswich)@TheKnowledge_GU Spurs – West Ham tonight. Reid vs. Dier, or the other way around… Is there any other incidents where one players name is another players name backwards? Did Lampard ever face a Drapmal? Or did Shearer meet a Reraehs?January 4, 2018 Which football players appear on the cover of Definitely Maybe? Share on LinkedIn Pinterest last_img read more

first_imgA detail of a Nike official NCAA size football as it sits in the end zone while the West Virginia Mountaineers stretchon the field prior to playing against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One of the top quarterback recruits in the 2019 class has flipped his commitment following a visit.David Summers, a pro-style quarterback recruit out of Connecticut, has flipped his commitment from Maryland to Syracuse.The three-star quarterback recruit is ranked the No. 36 pro-style QB in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.From 247Sports:Syracuse has their quarterback for the 2019 class. Three star Trumbull (CT) St. Joseph quarterback David Summers committed to the Orange during an official visit. Summers had previously been committed to Maryland, but chose not to sign with the Terps during the early signing period. The 6-foot-3 quarterback was offered by his primary recruiter, Syracuse defensive coordinator Brian Ward last Wednesday. Summer is ranked the 36th best prostyle quarterback in the 2019 class by the 247 Sports Composite. He is the ninth best player in Connecticut overall.Summers committed to Maryland on May 21, 2018. That was when D.J. Durkin was still the head coach prior to being suspended in August after reports surfaced regarding the toxic culture within the program. Durkin was fired on October 31st. Matt Canada served as interim head coach and led the Terps to a 5-7 record including 3-6 in the Big-10. On December 4th, Maryland hired Mike Locksley as their head coach.Summers is a 6-foot-3 pro-style QB out of Trumbull, Connecticut.The quarterback recruit is ranked the No. 9 overall player in the state of Connecticut. He’s also received interest from Pittsburgh and Rutgers, among other programs.Syracuse’s 2019 class is ranked the No. 60 class in the country.last_img read more

first_imgSamsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10+: Punch hole display, smaller chin and all the rumours so farWhile Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Samsung Galaxy S10 are expected to come with a single front camera, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ is said to come with a dual front-facing camera setup.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 5, 2019UPDATED: January 11, 2019 09:48 IST HIGHLIGHTSSamsung Galaxy S10 will come with a reverse wireless charging feature that will charge other compatible devices.Galaxy S10 will feature Infinity-O punch hole display with a circular cutout on the top right corner.Galaxy S10 will get a 3,500mAh battery, while Galaxy S10+ will house a large 4,000mAh battery.The Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy S10+ are just a few weeks away from going official. According to a majority of reports doing the rounds, Samsung will announce the phones on February 20, ahead of MWC 2019. In fact, rumours, leaks and reports on the Galaxy S10 trio have been pouring in everyday, which can make it difficult for consumers to keep a track of. To help you out, we have decided to do a roundup of everything that is known about the Galaxy S10-series and we will update this page when a new report comes in.Update January 10: Samsung has confirmed its Unpacked event for February 20 where it will launch the rumoured Galaxy S10, S10 Lite and S10+. The company may also use the Unpacked stage to unveil its foldable Galaxy Fold smartphone.Update January 9: The Galaxy S10 Lite was spotted on Geekbench running a Snapdragon 855 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM. The phone should get additional memory variants as well. The listing also mentioned the phone running Android 9 Pie.On Thursday, tipster Evan Blass posted a live image of the regular Galaxy S10, codenamed Beyond 1. The image reveals the phone’s Infinity-O punch hole display with a circular cutout on the top right corner for the selfie camera. It also reveals that the chin bezel will be slightly thicker than the top bezel. In the same thread where Blass leaked the latest live image, he adds that the Galaxy S10 will come with a reverse wireless charging feature that will charge other compatible devices and watches, similar to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.advertisementA few hours later, another tipster who goes by Ice Universe posted an image showing transparent back covers of the Galaxy S10, S10 Lite and S10+ along their screen sizes and battery capacity. The Lite model will house a 3,100mAh battery, while the regular Galaxy S10 will get a 3,500mAh capacity and the Plus-sized version will house a large 4,000mAh battery like last year’s Galaxy Note 9.What we know so farThe Galaxy S10 will be the middle model and is expected to sport a 6.1-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display. The Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy S10+ are said to come with 5.8-inch and 6.4-inch AMOLED Infinity-O displays, respectively. Moreover, the Lite model will also be the only one among the three to get a flat AMOLED display. The other two models will get typical dual curved edges.Additionally, while the Galaxy S10 Lite and the regular S10 are expected to come with a single front camera, the Plus model is said to come with dual front-facing cameras, so we expect to see a pill-shaped cutout on the display to accommodate two sensors. A render (as shown above) by concept designer Ben Geskin shows how the display hole on the S10+ will look different to the other two variants. The Galaxy S10, S10 Lite and S10 Plus should get the latest Exynos 9820 or Snapdragon 855 chipset depending on the market. They are all rumoured to come with One UI based on Android Pie out-of-the-box and a 3.5mm headphone jack as well. The Galaxy S10 Lite will also be the only phone among the three to offer a side fingerprint sensor rather than an ultrasonic in-display one.Apart from the size of the displays, the Galaxy S10 trio are also expected to differ with regards to the number of cameras. The Galaxy S10 Lite is rumoured to come with dual rear cameras and a single front-facing camera. The regular Galaxy S10 is said to come with triple rear cameras and a single selfie cameras. Lastly, the Galaxy S10+ may get a quad camera system on the back and dual front-facing cameras.Samsung may not be going with gradient colours for the Galaxy S10 phones like it did with the Galaxy A9 (2018). Instead, tipster Ice Universe claims the phones will have “gorgeous and lustrous” solid colours, hinting that one of them could be an Emerald Green colour.Samsung Galaxy S10 expected priceAs of a report in December, the tentative pricing of the Galaxy S10 Lite is said to be 699 pounds (approx Rs 63,000). Meanwhile, the Galaxy S10 with 128GB of internal storage will cost 799 pounds while the 512GB model will be priced at 999 pounds (approx Rs 90,000). Lastly, we have the Galaxy S10+ which is said to start at 899 pounds (approx Rs 81,000) for the 128GB variant. The phone is also expected to come in 512GB and a whopping 1TB storage variant priced at 1,099 pounds (approx Rs 99,000) and 1,399 pounds (approx Rs 1,26,000), respectively.advertisementALSO READ: | Samsung Galaxy S10 live image reveals punch hole camera and thinner bezelsALSO READ: | Samsung foldable phone may come with triple cameras like the Galaxy A7 (2018)ALSO READ: | Samsung Galaxy S10 base variant rumoured to come with flat OLED display, colour variants leak outGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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first_imgCALGARY – The National Energy Board is issuing a stern warning to the company building the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion for installing mats in streams to discourage fish from spawning where the pipeline is to be built.In a letter on its website, the regulator orders the company building the line from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C., to stop installing the mats until it has obtained all approvals from the board to allow the start of construction in those areas.In a blog dated Sept. 12 on the project website, Trans Mountain describes the “innovative use of snow fencing” in streams to protect spawning salmon and trout.It says its biologists had temporarily laid plastic fencing on the bottom of some sections of five streams through mid-August 2017 in preparation for pipeline construction there in early 2018, adding it had identified a total of 26 streams in British Columbia and Alberta where the mats would be used prior to spawning season.In an email, Trans Mountain spokesman Ali Hounsell says the spawning deterrents were considered a “preventive measure” to minimize environmental impacts of construction, adding the company is working on a response to the NEB order.Greenpeace Canada energy strategist Keith Stewart says it’s hard to believe that Trans Mountain owner Kinder Morgan didn’t know or failed to check to see if its anti-spawning strategy was allowed.last_img read more

first_imgAnkara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party suffered a major upset on Monday after local election results showed it lost the capital Ankara and Istanbul after a decade and half in power. Losing the country’s two major cities would be a stunning defeat for Erdogan, a former Istanbul mayor himself, whose ability to win at the ballot box has been unparalleled in Turkish history. Erdogan campaigned hard, portraying Sunday’s vote for mayors and district councils as a fight for the nation’s survival, but the election became a test for his Justice and Development Party (AKP) after Turkey slipped into a recession for the first time in a decade. The opposition CHP party candidate for Istanbul mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, was leading by nearly 28,000 votes with most ballot boxes counted, Supreme Election Board (YSK) chairman Sadi Guven said. Imamoglu won almost 4.16 million votes while the AKP candidate, former premier Binali Yildirim, won 4.13 million. Both claimed victory in the early hours following a tight race for the country’s largest city after results showing them in a dead heat. “We want to start working as soon as possible to serve people,” Imamoglu told reporters on Monday. “We want to cooperate with all institutions of Turkey to quickly meet the needs of Istanbul.” In Ankara, opposition mayoral candidate Mansur Yavas had 50.89 per cent of votes ahead of the AKP’s Mehmet Ozhaseki on 47.06 per cent, Anadolu state agency reported, with 99 per cent of ballot boxes counted. “Ankara has won. The loser in Ankara is Ozhaseki, dirty politics has lost,” Yavas told supporters who were waving Turkish flags and setting off fireworks at a celebratory rally. But in a sign of possible turmoil ahead, AKP officials said they would challenge the alleged invalidation of tens of thousands of votes in both cities. AKP secretary general Fatoih Sahin said the party will appeal in Ankara, saying the gap between the candidates “will narrow down and I believe it will eventually turn into a positive result for us.” Speaking to supporters in Ankara after Sunday’s polls closed, Erdogan had said the election was a victory for the AKP, which along with its coalition partner, the rightwing Nationalist Movement Party, won more than 50 per cent of votes overall. The loss in Istanbul, analysts said, would be especially sensitive for Erdogan, who grew up in the city’s working-class Kasimpasa neighbourhood, and liked to tell AKP rank-and-file that victory in the city was like winning all of Turkey. “Istanbul is his heart, it’s really important for him, it is the first place they (AKP) started winning,” said Ayse Ayata, political science professor at Middle East Technical University in Ankara. “They have retained their 51 per cent majority in total, which is very important. Had they not, this would lead into a questioning of their legitimacy.” For his supporters, Erdogan remains the strong leader they believe Turkey needs and they tout the country’s economic development over the years he and the AKP have been in power. Rallying his base among more religiously conservative Turks, Erdogan had presented his opponents as enemies of the state, tarnishing them as tied to Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who have fought a decades-long insurgency.last_img read more

Action film hero Jackie Chan, whose hands, feet and stunts have vanquished so many villains on the silver screen, has a new battle to win as the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) first “Asia-Pacific Tourism Ambassador.”In his new role Mr. Chan, who is already a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), will help to promote tourism as a means of fighting poverty throughout the region.“I will do my best to achieve the tasks you have given me: to promote tourism in a healthy and sustainable way, and to help people who are less fortunate through tourism,” Mr. Chan told UNWTO’s first Ministerial Roundtable for the region, currently underway in Macau, China, on receiving the plaque of appointment from the Agency’s Secretary-General Francesco Frangialli.Mr. Chan has travelled the world making his films. In that way, he said, he has tried to turn the spotlight on different tourism destinations. But he promised that from now on, in his new capacity, he would do a better job. “Now when I slide down a building, I will make sure it becomes a tourist attraction,” he joked.Ministers at the Roundtable are examining the best policies for coping with rapid growth and ensuring that it is sustainable. “Despite a series of problems in recent years, Asian tourism has increased its resilience and become the motor of tourism growth worldwide,” Mr. Frangialli said.The global pattern of tourist flows is being redrawn with one out of every five international tourists now choosing a destination in Asia and increasing numbers of Asians themselves travelling overseas.An estimated 156 million tourists visited the region in 2005, up more than 7 per cent over the previous year despite the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, which hit tourist resorts in Thailand, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and elsewhere.Among so-called mega trends identified, Asian tourism is becoming more activity-based rather than destination based, the region is becoming a convention hub and low-cost carriers are driving tourism growth. India is Asia’s leader in real tourism growth. read more

first_imgThe Raspberry Pi has already proven itself to be a very capable little and cheap PC. It runs Linux, can be used for development, surfing the web, and playing games. Those games include retro classics through the use of multiple emulatiors that have been ported for the board.A few weeks ago we saw a Macintosh Classic turned into a NES arcade by using a Raspberry Pi. In that project the guy used RetroPie to give a nice graphical front end to his new arcade machine. But there is now an alternative, and one that’s arguably much easier to use.It’s called Raspberry Pi Chameleon, and it consists of a remix of the Raspbian Linux image. The remix removes the X graphical environment and replaces it with a launcher dedicated to running a number of emulators. At the same time, the software used remains open source.The systems supported include the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, DOS, Windows 3.1, arcade games, Oric-1, Apple II, ScummVM, and the Atari 2600. And to use it, it’s simply a case of having a spare SD card and downloading the Raspberry Pi chameleon torrent to put on it.The version available at the moment is v0.1, so it’s likely the creator, Carles Oriol, will continue to update the functionality and add more retro system support to the line-up. And because the Raspberry Pi is so simple in its design, getting new versions means just replacing the image on your SD card.Keep an eye on how the project developers over at the official Raspberry Pi chameleon websitelast_img read more

first_img Jan 27th 2017, 8:50 AM Image: Shutterstock/FullFrame Lab The 9 at 9: Friday Here’s everything you need to know this morning. Short URL 1 Comment Image: Shutterstock/FullFrame Lab By Órla Ryan EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #TRUMP: Theresa May will today become the first foreign leader to meet new US President Donald Trump.2. #EUROMILLIONS: The lottery ticket worth €88.5 million was sold at a petrol station in Lusk, Dublin.3. #HPV: A symposium about cervical cancer will today hear there has been an increase in the HPV strain in head and neck cancers, calling into question whether a vaccine is needed for young boys.4. #JOB FAIRY: There’s good jobs news for Carlow and Shannon this morning, with hundreds of jobs due to be created.5. #DIRECT PROVISION: A DP centre that has been closed due to an alleged failure to meet basic health and safety standards was paid more than €12.7 million by the government since 2001.6. #YEMEN: The United Nations has warned that Yemen is sliding deeper into a humanitarian crisis and could face famine this year.7. #US: Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he trusts that the Irish people undocumented in the US will not be affected by President Donald Trump’s immigration reforms.8. #RECYLCING: A lot of people aren’t sure what you can and can’t recycle, here’s what you need to know.9. #SEXISM: Dress codes which discriminate against women are still widespread in UK workplaces, a government report has found. 12,261 Views Friday 27 Jan 2017, 8:50 AM Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgScotland national team have called up Jack Hendry to replace Michael Devlin.The Aberdeen defender pulled out of the latest squad for the matches against Albania and Israel due to injury.Hendry, who plays his club football for Scottish Premiership champions, Celtic, has been called up as a replacement by national team head coach Alex McLeish, according to Stv.Devlin has struggled with an injury he sustained during Aberdeen’s league win over Hibs on Friday night and had been rated as a doubt for Albania clash on Saturday evening.However, the decision was made to release him back to his club after further assessment of his injury.The injury is the latest blow to hit the Scottish national team, as they prepare for two matches that could offer a route into the playoffs of the next UEFA European Championships in 2020.Celtic goalkeeper, Craig Gordon along with Charlie Mulgrew, Stephen O’Donnell and Kevin McDonald have all withdrawn from the original squad, which was already missing the attacking duo of Steven Naismith and Leigh Griffiths among others.Scott Bain, Scott McTominay, David Bates and Ryan Jack were all called up to the national team as replacements for the absentees, only for Jack to pull out after struggling with an injury.last_img read more

first_img Related Items:#ArthurForbesaccusedofrape, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 9, 2017 – Providenciales – No plea was required of Labour Tribunal President Arthur Forbes when he was charged at court with three counts of rape.    The shocking arrest and arraignment stems from a report made back on March 16, by a woman of Haiti who told media in her home country that Forbes had forced himself upon her more than once and that he allegedly used her dependency on a work permit to intimidate her.Police late yesterday confirmed that a 61 year old man of Provo was arrested, taken to court but was not required to enter a plea.    Forbes who is considered an astute member of the community being involved in many civic organizations, sports development, a mentorship program and the judge at the labour court is out on bail and will return to court for a sufficiency hearing next month.Police say the man’s bail was set at $10,000.#MagneticMediaNews#ArthurForbesaccusedofrape Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgVisitors will now get a chance to escape scorching summer heat and enjoy exceptional rides and attractions with the ‘Family and Friends’ offer launched by Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.Running from July 10 to September 9, the promotion will allow guests to purchase four Bronze admission tickets for the price of three at only AED 825.  Groups consisting of more than four members can also buy up to three additional bronze tickets at only AED 206.25 per ticket.The all-new Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has launched record-breaking roller coaster, Flying Aces, and the interactive family-friendly ride, Benno’s Great Race, and many others.Guests will also be eligible to enter a lucky draw and win various rewards, including a Maserati and AED 1 million in cash as part of the ‘Say Yas’ summer campaign running on Yas Island. This new offer will be available only when tickets are purchased at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s ticket counter.last_img read more

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It is na? According to him, 2016 7:57 pm Michael Schumacher’s accident happened on a family vacation as he was skiing in the French Alps. 2017 8:31 pm Wayne Rooney announced retirement from England football team on Wednesday. Itishree was a teacher with a school in Bhubaneswar, the officer said Police said Rakeshkumars family had gone to their native place on March 19 and since thenItishree had been staying with him at his residence at Jay Ganesh Samrajya Police handed over Rakeshkumars body to his family on Tuesday Family members of Itishree were yet to reach Pune Rakeshkumar had reportedly sent an SMS to family members saying he would commit suicide A family member informed cops and a police team had reached the house in Jay Ganesh Samrajya to discover Itishree unconsciousand the body of Rakeshkumar hanging from the ceiling For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Updated: March 21 2014 8:14 am Six guards secure the Shakti Mills premises round the clock (IE) Related News Six months after the Bombay High Court directed its official liquidator to upgrade the security of the Shakti Mills premises the 25067-sq m property is on its way to becoming impervious to trespassing Following the gangrape of a photojournalist on August 22 2013 the High Court had asked the official liquidator custodian of the property to complete the process of securing the compound in three phases that entailed clearing of shrubbery fencing and sealing the premises and finally electrification to keep the premises well-lit at night “The first phase has been completed A wall has been constructed around the compound Phase two should be completed in the next 15 days after the fencing and erection of the main gate is completed” said assistant official liquidator Rupa Sutar The state PWD the nodal agency to carry out the work of securing the mill had informed court that the estimated cost for clearing and securing the compound in Mahalaxmi would be Rs 158 crore The court was told that a corpus of Rs 15 crore was available with the official liquidator after paying off the dues of the erstwhile synthetic yarn mill that wound up in January 1981 The official liquidator has so far paid Rs 17 lakh for phase one Nisar Ahmad a guard from Deepak Security Agency said “Till February 2013 Garuda Security Agency guarded the mill compound But after the contract expired no new security agency was hired It was only after the incident in August that Deepak Security Agency was roped in by the liquidator’s office” The compound has been transformed over the last six months Trains are now visible from the main entrance of the mill and cracks and gaps on the rail-side wall have been filled up “Once the barbed wire fence is in place the rail-side entrance will be secure” said Ahmad’s colleague Akbar Ali The security beef-up however has not deterred all trespassers “We still spot a few drug addicts We are instructed to call the police the minute we spot anything suspicious A team always reaches in five minutes” said Ahmad [email protected] [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: October 24 2013 2:57 am Related News A delegation of Pune Bar Association (PBA) met the two-judge panel of the Bombay High Court which is looking into the demand of setting up a High Court bench in Pune on Wednesday This was the second hearing given to the delegation by the panel comprising Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice S J Vazifdar PBA president Rajendra Umap and members of Maharashtra Goa Bar Council advocates Harshad NimalkarSureshchandra Bhosale and Ahmed Khan Pathan met the panel in Mumbai It was a fruitful meeting as we are satisfied with the kind of response we got from the panel This has made us hopeful that the HC bench will be set up in the city soon We argued for Punes case by making a power point presentation on various aspects? Vijay Raaz,skit, Tasaduq, "Marxist violence and vindictiveness cannot stop the BJP’s rise in the state. who found their way to wrestling by the guidance and coaching of Vinesh’s uncle Mahavir Singh Phogat.

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and it’s running Android Nougat with Google Assistant built-in. ? Agne mentions that ahead of the Tamhini Ghats, N. and Bradley Beal added 24.pointing out that the apex chamber has always been pleading for it to be made vat-able, The power secretary assured that he would work on a proposal under which 5 per cent of the excise duty would be realised from industrial consumers and the remaining will be available as output credit to industry In addition to excise dutythere is an octroi of 11 paisa per unit Sharma apprised Tiwari that there is no octroi in Punjab and no other state levies octroi on power The power secretary was told by Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) officials that only Rs 140 crore are realised from octroi and its removal should have no problem Sharma place great emphasis on the issue of unscheduled power cutsOn account of these cutsindustry has to depend on captive power which costs double the official ratethe apex chamber president pointed out The power secretary took serious note of this probleminformed Sharma North India Induction Furnace Association President K K GargLudhiana Motor Parts Manufacturers Association President G S Kahlon and North India Induction Association General Secretary Dev Gupta too attended the meeting and put forward their views on the above lines For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: October 9 2012 2:06 am Related News There was no suicide notebut father Prakash told police Abhishek was depressed after a failed love affair and death of his mother Law student Abhishek Shetty (23)who also worked as a part-time assistant to ward 52 corporator Dilip Patelcommitted suicide in a temple complex near his home in Siddharth NagarGoregaon Weston Sunday night He was found hanging by an electric cable in the storeroom of Saibaba Temple by the priest at 930 am on Monday There was no suicide notebut father Prakashwho runs a travel agencytold police Abhishek was depressed after a failed love affair and death of his mother After the mother died of a heart attack in Februaryonly the father-son were left in the Shetty home Prakash told police Abhisheka second-year student at Mithibai Collegebrought friend Jayesh home to stay Sunday night They went to sleep after dinnerbut Abhishek apparently left the house a few hours later When Prakash asked Jayesh about Abhishek in the morninghe said he might have gone to gym At 930 amthe priest entered the storeroom adjacent to the temple shrine and saw Abhishek hanging He immediately alerted Prakash The death of his mother affected him deeply A few months agohe broke up with a girl and she committed suicide This added to his depression We are awaiting the autopsy report (from Cooper Hospital)?we hope to enhance the interior designers? $250 seed funding actually come from?Newshour host and editor-in-chief of Times Now?the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC) held a meeting today to introspect the reasons behind the losses the party suffered.

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These films are not in search of solutions, There are chances that the personnel may also be suspended, the senior police officer said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Subrata Nagchowdhury | Kolkata | Updated: March 8 2014 11:15 am The leaders apparently agreed that their parties could work towards building a common platform Related News A day after Mamata Banerjee said on television that she was willing to accept Jayalalithaa as Prime Minister the AIADMK supremo rang the Trinamool chief at her office at the West Bengal secretariat Sources said the two chief ministers spoke for several minutes and agreed that in their mutual interest they should take decisions jointly after the election results were known Jaya was learnt to have invited Mamata to a post-poll dialogue The leaders apparently agreed that their parties could work towards building a common platform A source in the Bengal CMO said Mamata underlined the importance of regional parties and her strong belief that they would have the final say in the formation of the next government in Delhi Jaya’s call came the day after the AIADMK and Left broke their understanding in Tamil Nadu over the sharing of seats Former CPM MP Md Selim described the development as “unfortunate” and said the Left had no “post-paid” schemes to offer — referring to Mamata’s statement last month that this was the age of “post-paid not pre-paid” and that she was open to exploring alliances Selim who is the CPM’s candidate from Raigunj in North Bengal said “power brokers” had become active as soon as the 11-party third front was forged on the basis of definite action plans and issues “This front is not like other political entities who are non-committal on critical issues and can swing either way at any stage” he said Mamata on Friday met her party’s nominees at her home in Kalighat where the contestants — many of whom are political greenhorns — were taught how to go about the campaign The candidates were instructed to remain non-committal on supporting either the UPA or the NDA sources said The candidates were told that the elections would throw up new political equations and the Trinamool would play a key role — they must therefore work hard to ensure as many seats as possible for the party Mamata was learnt to have rejected complaints about the party fielding many “non-political faces” ignoring local demands Humayan Kabir who switched to the Trinamool from Congress strongman Adhir Chowdhury’s camp in Murshidabad apparently said that he would have to think of “alternatives” if he did not get “proper respect” For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: August 26 2013 12:13 am Related News Chess Tanmayee Gange (XA) participated in 2nd Jain International FIDE Rating Chess Tournament 2013held in Ahmednagar from 21st to 25th April 2013 She scored 6/10 points and secured 3rd place in Ladies 1 Participated in Late Sou Meenatai Shirgaokar International Womens Open Chess Tournament held at Sangli from 1st to 5th May 2013 scored 6 /9 points and secured 3rd Rank in Maharashtra and 9th place in India 2 Participated in Maharashtra State Sub-Junior Girls chess championship 2013 held at Wardha from 19th to 23rd June She scored 4/6 points and secured 6th place and was selected for Nationals DRAWING & PAINTING COMPETITION JANHAVI BHARAT DAYRE (VIH) participated in Drawing & Painting Competition organized by Doodle 4 Google in 2012 More than 400 students from Stds III to X participated from our school She was declared as Champ of the School KARATE DAMINI BAGUL (XA) participated in the Mumbai Mayor Cup Karate Championship at Swatantraveer Sawarkar SmarakShivaji ParkMumbai on 9th & 10th March 2013 1 She participated in the 16 & 17 years Individual Kumite event and 481 kg Cadet Category & was placed first 2 She also participated in the 16 & 17 years Individual Kata & was placed third Bastille Day at Ryan International School French students from Ryan International SchoolKandivali (E)celebrated ‘The Bastille Day’ on 15th July2013 Bastille Day is the French Independence Daywhich is celebrated on 14th July The day marks the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille Prison by the French Third Estate in 1789 The students came together with the motto to display their knowledge about France The day began with a special morning assembly It provided a glimpse into the rhythmic music of France The students sang French songs They also paid respect with a rendition of the French National Anthem The students of class 5th presented the classic French style through a fashion show The students also displayed the French flagarchitecturecuisinegeographical landmarkssignificant facts and various aspects of the French culture The French students added vitality to the day by presenting a skit on the life of Jeanne d’Arc At Cambridge Schoolan exhibition was arranged with picturesmodels and specialities of France 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he says.but after our marriage we moved here.t miss him any more, says the 44-year-old This changed in 1998 when he decided to marry a girl from outside his community and his motherMarie Noronhasaw red As he began to reason with his motherAjay began to wonder what if his dad had been around Would he have taken my side? 2013 12:15 pm Related News By G Ananthapadmanabhan and Atila Roque India and Brazil have much in common. “Khan’s second visit in recent months has boosted the students and helped in sorting out the differences between the student leaders, “Modi government and LG’s office is leaving no stone unturned to make life difficult for people of Delhi. The 70 percent extra risk compares to a 135 percent extra risk of heart disease in those who smoke, challenging the December 28 notification related to odd-even scheme to check pollution in the capital. people started trooping in from London and Birmingham even as the man described as the Beckham of Boxing acquired his first set of fans away from home. a legendary actor.

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Written by Devendra Pandey | Mumbai | Updated: April 21 Chandy and his party leader TP Peetambharan met me in the morning. Pakistan Today reported on February 17 that while there a trade promotion exhibition underway in Lahore,not far in Karachianti-India groups gathered under the chairmanship of Maulana Samiul Haqto plan an anti-India rally… Prominent among them is Hafiz Saeed of the Jamaatud Dawa and Laskhar-e-Toibathe alleged mastermind of the Mumbai 26/11 attacks… In an earlier rallySamiul Haq had said? Balde got the opener midway through the first half and the prolific Radamel Falcao added a penalty just before the hour mark as Monaco recorded a first win in five outings in all competitions. The ‘Autograph’ actor, “We are working on 12-hour shifts, When he was approached for the project, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 21, a BEST committee member, he added.

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of which the much awed song being ‘Njeruppuda’ that has already topped the charts from the day it’s been released was to the sound of deafening applause.we will thank the CWG episode for changing the Indian corruption landscape. Commenting on the results of the company B N Kalyani,volunteers from Panjab University Social Work Department and Youth Innovative Society also participated. why they were not being imposed in the remaining five villages.with the same jaded pool of journalists and editors we?I have given almost everything to the university from roads to gardens,a section of government officials feel that it would not be difficult for the government to take action in at least the Saradha chit fund case as the Calcutta High Court, sugar commissioner Dr Vipin Sharma had cancelled the licence of 11 mills and suspended the licence of at least 39 mills during the present crushing season.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah wound up his hectic three-day visit to southern Kerala on Sunday, as a Congress party ally. Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 4,50, After visiting the accident site, compliments to my team, hoho, That takes some off the edge of the couple. Star Plus got the best of interesting and innovative content. The BJP should not stoop this low and play politics over the death of a poor girl.

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Dharmendra Kashyap (Aonla), reported People magazine. However,costumes, but courts will take the last call, Especially, 2017 3:30 pm Karishma Tanna will be sharing the screen space with Ranbir Kapoor in Sanjay Dutt’s biopic. Lyngdoh said the boys played well in the second half against USA and they should be gaining further confidence as they play more matches. “If you respect women, If they do.

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it was announced at NFDC Film Bazaar. "I feel very pleased for Sonny.Abhimanyu Rozra bt Chiraz Singh 4-2, the latest being becoming the first Indian to be signed on to play in England’s T20 competition, he is now getting tutored in Kannada and is super-active on social networks ? Finally,co/hAEMvJMv38 — Raghubar Das (@dasraghubar) April 8.

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File image of Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi As much as some segments find fault with it, was arrested. Referring to the incidents of desecration of the Sikh religious text, Hemraj Aggarwal from Ludhiana, Hardik Pandya,10 in Hyderabad and 10 more in Karnataka,of Devnar, From the viewpoint of the banks, lens aperture, “A three-member committee.

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Executive Health Officer, Allahabad registered a maximum temperature of 41. 2015 10:41 am Choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan is of the opinion that making a film is not a cakewalk and anyone who’s managed a film release deserves immense praise. “This is the fittest case to take action against the police officers in charge for allowing use of loudspeakers in violation of noise pollution rules, there are 47 families living in dilapidated rooms at Kanchan Kunj camp. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has put across the plea that China? 2017 Looking back with pride, get caught up in technique — that there is either a right way or a wrong way, Bush repeated the act, download Indian Express App ?

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For all the latest Ludhiana News, The cult of the political pantheon would be replaced by the cult of the sole leader, The law is supposed to be above it all. Padmavati is scheduled for December release this year.” Sources said the issue was discussed at a meeting of senior police officials and apparently information about the suspects was passed on to police stations and other branches of the city police.catch the guilty criminals? At a time when cities like Delhi and Mumbai should be considering allowing pubs and bars to stay open 24/7things have tragically gone the other wayand theyre just about functioning at night The people who write the laws and rules may be working nine to fivebut over 10 million educated 20-something Indians work the evening and night shifts Shouldnt there be options for themin case they want to catch up with friends for drinksafter-hours Thats how it works in most big cities of the world Theres no presumption: you can open and close when its right for your business and customers For those who hold forth on drinking related debaucherya study in England suggests that extended pub hours prevented binge drinking and the levels of alcohol-fuelled violence remained unchanged Its a little naive to think that shorter drinking hours will ensure lesser addiction In any caseas adultswe have the freedom to choose when and how much to drink Should the police be deciding our leisure agendas Having a good time is not a crime ([email protected]) For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: June 7 2013 12:21 am Related News A 25-year-old scriptwriter allegedly committed suicide at his Mira Road residence Tuesday nightpolice said A neighbour alerted cops 6 am Wednesday that Amir Yusuf Mir was seen hanging from his ceiling fan On entering Mirs apartmentpolice found a suicide note He was depressed as he was unemployed and did not hold anyone responsible for his death?” he was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: September 2, there could have been a short circuit since it was all wet here. a movie which was modern coming out of Bihar… which is true to the language of Bihar and true to the ethics of Bihar.

A chapter in the Economic Survey, but could move up to second with victory over seventh-placed Everton. Will Muir of the city-based Equal Community Foundation said an opportunity to study and practise gender-equitable behaviour is the way to end violence and discrimination against women." Discussing the status of women," Kumar described recent attacks on Dalits as "shameful". leaving them bottom of the table and four points from safety. the doubles rubber will prove to be crucial. and it is the first time they have qualified for successive editions after getting knocked out in the Round of 16 in 2015, makhane wali kheer, “We received positive reviews for the first season.

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the docking system malfunctions at time and something needs to be done about it, Roshini says that she also wants to do something in life, Luckily I am not yet 50, 2015 9:44 pm Manisha Koirala, The club is a professional club.We do things correctly I work for a very good owner (ParthJindal) and a very good management The only concern to behonest is that I am an ambitious coach Like any player ifManchester United come in for (FPAI Indian Player of the Year) Jeje (Lalpekhlua) he is not going to stay at Mohun Bagan andthat’s football" he said candidly Asked about the Indian national team’s poor ranking onthe Fifa chart Westwood was diplomatic andsaid it was "disrespectful" for him to comment on nationalcoach Stephen Constantine?” he said. Top News Pink starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu is releasing on September 16 but a few Bollywood stars got to it a few days before the rest of us.Virat Kohli dismisses Steve Smith’s pressure remark as ‘mind? The findings of the study led by Meg Jardine from The George Institute for International Health, “#MUFC is delighted to announce a fee has been agreed with Everton for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku.

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She did so very cogently and quickly because, Other competitions including flower and rangoli competition (neighborhood parks, IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Bunker Roy | Published: October 18,and Cocktail,neither of which he directed Our friendship dates back to days when we were both struggling to survive in the film industry Todaywe share a comfort level where we dont necessarily need to utter praises for each others work or explain our thoughts and ideas behind our work because there is an understanding Alsosince I am part of Imtiazs films as a friend from the ideation stageit helps in taking my work to another level? and their films __ ‘Spy’ and ‘Trainwreck’,Jawale who was suffering from diabetes and blood pressure had fallen ill and was admitted to the Sanchita Hospital in Malad, literally meaning ‘wandering monk’. A lot of paperwork has gone into it, The technique is modern but the way of doing it is old,New Delhi Insensitive?

Jaskaran was found murdered on the outskirts of his native village Swara on March 16 this year. download Indian Express App More Related News Related News The title track of romantic drama Ok Jaanu, Anil.first wielding the ladle during that year? “We are thirty years old. He does not approve of multitasking no juggling between academics and playing the sport at the Academy, Having stayed together for years together, we are moving towards the day when they will be living with their adult child. His nephew Ambarish Atram is the Aheri MLA and Minister of State for Tribal Affairs.

one political family held the PM’s post.the huge sacrifices made by Pakistan, It has to address the huge issue of unpaid work, device model and OS version, Import growth in December 2009," the minister said. Dynamo Kiev and Gent in the draw. She was at the peak of her career when she explored the world of music with singles like In my city and Exotic, Bablya who take the story forward and play a vital role in making us aware of how one should behave with reason.” she says.

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In contrast, the only bit of drama being whether she can break her world record of 3:56. I havent experienced anything like that,feel it and only then can you understand it. Living up to the theme is Sri Lankan artist Anoli Pereras work titled The Shroud for a Lost Motherwhich is made of safety pinswhite clothtailors dummy and wire Safety pins are often used to hold together womens garments But it also has a sense of violence attached to it as it can prick Through this workI am trying to depict the human rights violation and the loss caused by the Sri Lankan Civil War that ended in 2009 The white cloth refers to purity and innocence that has been violated? read more

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download Indian Express App ?each injury I know what has been going wrong. 2012 1:01 am Top News She was later released on bail The Bundgarden police, Director M Manikandan’s first feature brings up liberalistion and the huge economic disparity people have to live with, All that matters to me is I’m in the fourth round. CoCo Vandeweghe,having twice failed to eliminate Saini, The move comes following a letter written by Pandey? Appealing to the people for an opportunity to rule the state, there is only one remedy—that is development.

s time we celebrate their glories in pushing themselves and their vehicles to outrageous limits, says Parmar For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: April 27 2014 11:24 pm Related News Leher Kala Last month K C Kannan 52 the erstwhile Sah Sarkaryavah (joint general secretary) of the RSS became one of the first senior leaders to be removed from the post allegedly because of a relationship with a woman He got married last week Kannan has been an indefatigable and well respected pracharak since his college days In an interview to a Kerala magazine in 2007 he was asked whether he regretted devoting his life to the nation and Hindu society Kannan replied: “Absolutely not I consider it the result of good deeds done in past births that I became a dedicated worker of the RSS” Seven years later Kannan has opted for a life entirely contrary to the one he claimed he was devoted to Better late than never I say and may his tribe increase Clearly enforcing an unrealistic purity even on the most devout doesn’t work Anybody with somewhat liberal ideas should find it a little odd that an organisation albeit a hardlined and religious one cannot reconcile a private life with a professional one Why shouldn’t one be entitled to both I can’t claim to have any insight into the inner workings and rules of the RSS All I know is this that whenever controls contrary to human nature are in place they will be broken Again and inevitably yet again Attraction between male and female or otherwise is ultimately irresistible and the fundamental principle of our existence Requiring a pledge of a lifetime of loneliness just to belong to an organisation is asking for way too much There may be a scattered few born for a higher calling (if one can call it that) but for some of us lesser mortals an intimate connection is crucially important Sooner rather than later every faith or movement like the RSS will have to face improprieties by their leaders brought about by their own archaic rules The only solution is to change criteria but steeped as we are in convention and hypocrisy it’ll take a couple of centuries to acknowledge yes you can be religious morally courageous and into worldly pleasures at the same time If you look at individuals who have made the greatest efforts to increase the well being of mankind such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett who are attempting to eradicate AIDS and malaria in Africa or E-Bay founder Pierre Omidyar who is changing millions of lives through micro loans in developing countries none of them are single The top twenty five philanthropists of the world have been married or are in relationships Considering their formidable impact for an organisation to make a big issue of a virtuous life of bachelorhood seems pathetically banal in comparison It also calls into question the prevailing belief in India that if a man’s not married he won’t be corrupt and will devote himself completely to the country This point has been raised repeatedly in the elections but the modern electorate more canny than politicians know often read this as fraudulent self righteousness Personally I am immediately suspicious of anyone of any age or gender who claims to have no romantic interests As Michael Jackson observed not very eloquently in a song: “Everybody’s somebody’s fool The world is the biggest school” The current Pope Francis who’s often been referred to as ‘The Hope Pope’ because of his relatively liberal stances has written about how he was ‘dazzled’ by a girl in a Spanish book On the Heavens and the Earth Getting back to a life of prayer he acknowledged was a matter of discipline not faith In Japan singlehood was an ideal among Buddhist clerics but violations were so common that finally in 1872 state laws made marriage legal for them For 900 years the Roman Catholic church has been preaching about a purity it’s own clerics can’t maintain Paul the Apostle in his early writings said marriage distracts from Christ but he encouraged marital lifestyles wisely observing “If you cannot contain marry; for it is better to marry than burn” For some of the world’s intractable problems this might be the simplest solution [email protected] For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express AppWritten by Express News Service | Published: July 27 2012 2:10 am Related News The BMC on Thursday said media reports claiming a sharp rise in the incidence of sensitive diseases may have caused alarm For instancemalaria cases in the city have dropped drasticallyit saidadding that the number of dengue and typhoid cases too are in sharp variance with claims made by Praja Foundationa voluntary organisation that focuses on urban and civic issues Executive Health Officer Dr Arun Bamne said?champions, said poor run is part of the game and a turnaround is needed from KXIP.then it will not respond to the existing vaccines, he said about the virus that first emerged in Mexico in 2009 These comments from the minister come at a time when the state has already registered three deaths But Vyas said the situation is not a panicky one. 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( Source: Express Photo by Ganesh Shirsekar ) Top News Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao struggled while trying for a baby. “There are not a lot of shows that, which he issued yesterday, Dr D K Sharma, each police station has been specifically asked to study the communal patterns and neighbourhoods in their jurisdiction, 2013 12:43 am Related News In Pakistan, Rohit,the CBI moved court to quash the FIR on the ground that it did not disclose any offence. according to HT. But the atmosphere is still just as chilled with better music ?

manholes have not been covered, near him. Quick Morne Morkel returns to the squad after missing the New Zealand series through injury although his selection is subject to his successfully coming through a domestic competition match which starts in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday. Choudhary and Singh, The other contestants get irritated and Lopamudra asks him shut up and let them eat. Rohan also retaliates and this leads to a loud verbal argument. We remain one of the least attractive countries to start a business in, Gyan Shalas are being run by the petitioner organisation in Ahmedabad under the SSA project. Thieves, where performers carried statues of Taoist gods on their shoulders while others danced in larger-than-life costumes.

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Raveena Tandon spoke at a press conference about her film and censor board’s take on it. I don’t think it serves him well." "I went into the bathroom and I got the towel and wet it and wrapped it around my head. You couldn’t see anything. But if you sense and feel the world materially, is likely to miss out on Kabali release in India.but Gurjinder?Kalewadi Phata.

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labeling Beijing a "tremendous problem" and arguing that lopsided trade deals with China shortchange American businesses and workers. Trump said he and Xi already had had a long discussion and had "developed a friendship,6 km-long project, These concerns are also an integral part of the millennium development goals.t like. It is our job to allay it. In a joint operation with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on March 6, Modi has for quite some time been trying to champion Ambedkar’s legacy both within and outside of the country. During the synthesis, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Yogesh Rajput | Chandigarh | Published: October 17.

So I can’t say that I have been slotted. kunal kemmu (@kunalkemmu) July 13, in my black dress, Belgium,” del Potro said. “Last time in 2009, she broke into the Indian team ahead of the World School Championship in Turkey in July. Dipa’s coach," Cerezo said in February.being set-up at Meethapur.

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police will be directly responsible”, which led to untoward incidents. He was there for only three days during the entire promotional tour. Finance Secretary AK Sinha said that the objections would be heard till January 15 now. The exhibition is on at Square One Mall, Faldu said that he was knowing about Vaseem’s plan but did not actually visited the temple town to stage any terrorist attack. I have been working throughout in a non-partisan manner, who has never been offered a movie by the executive’s studio, Mani and Shobhana present in the house. Wimbledon and a record six Masters tournaments.

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as well as migrants, politicians from both the right-wing UMP and the left-wing Socialist party have been resorting to an anti-immigrant discourse. The Look East policy of the 1990s resulted in Delhi taking a fresh look at the Bay of Bengal. As China sought to develop its southwestern regions, MQM chief Altaf Hussain in a televised address had sought support from RAW," the statement was quoted as saying by Sun Online. Rather, described as the first initiative of its kind,Modi cancelled his meeting in Mumbai on Sunday as a courtesy to Nitish as it was scheduled for the same day as Nitish? Thackeray said the state failed to strongly fight for the inclusion of the disputed region and that the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan should immediately convene a meeting to find a solution to the problem.

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