first_img Online betting operator CasadeApostas.com has secured deals to sponsor four leading football teams in Brazil. The agreement covers top-tier Campeonato Brasileiro Série A clubs Bahia, Botafogo, Cruzeiro and Santos. Marketing & affiliates CasadeApostas nets sponsorship deals with Brazilian clubs Regions: LATAM Brazil 11th June 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Online betting operator CasadeApostas.com has secured deals to sponsor four leading football teams in Brazil, brokered by Sportradar.The agreement applies to top-tier Campeonato Brasileiro Série A clubs Bahia, Botafogo, Cruzeiro and Santos. The length and terms of the deals were not disclosed.CasadeApostas.com will now benefit from additional exposure through the shirt sponsorship agreement, as well as access to a tailored package of rights at each club, including a range of digital and activation opportunities.The operator, as a customer of Sportradar’s betting services division Betradar, was able to broker the deal through the supplier’s ad:s marketing subsidiary. Launched in January this year, ad:s provides a range of marketing services to betting operators, including consulting services to help set up sponsorship agreements with sports teams.“CasadeApostas.com is a brand with ambitious plans for our home market; we look forward to working with the clubs and Sportradar to further activate these partnerships together and bring excitement to football fans around Brazil,” CasadeApostas.com director of marketing, Hans Schleier, said.Hampus Lofkvist, director of global sponsorship at Sportradar, added: “This is a major move that will enhance the brand’s visibility and connect them with fans throughout Brazil and the wider continent.“Partnerships such as this give us further confidence that Sportradar ad:s will continue to support bookmakers around the world with their marketing efforts.”The move comes after Brazil in December of last year moved to ratify legislation paving the way for the country’s National Congress to implement sports betting regulations for the first time.Signed off by former president Michel Temer, Provisional Measure 846/18 formalises plans for the distribution of revenue raised through the country’s national lottery Loterias Caixa, as well as setting a two-year window in which Congress can develop and pass sports betting controls. Email Addresslast_img read more

first_img Cricket Cricket Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries TAGSICC WTC FinalVirat KohliWorld Test ChampionshipWTC final SHARE By Kunal Dhyani – June 12, 2021 Cricket Cricket Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Ajinkya Rahane brings up 150 for India; IND 150/4; follow Live Updates This Day That Year: Australia thrashed Pakistan to lift their 2nd World Cup title Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know ICC WTC Final: Virat Kohli bowls to KL Rahul in Captain vs Captain face off during Team India intra-match LIVE Cricket Score IND vs NZ WTC Final: India VS New Zealand Live score, ball by ball coverage, Virat Kohli starts Day 3: Follow… ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ: With Team India all set to clash against New Zealand in the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final, Virat Kohli will have a task cut out for him – to win his first ICC trophy as captain. It has been over a decade since he lifted an ICC trophy. He last did so in 2008 winning India U19 World Cup. Kohli is doing all he can to repeat the 2008 heroics. In fact, he has also picked up the ball to give India an extra bowling option.The Indian skipper was seen having fun during the intra-match between his team against KL Rahul’s India. During the match, he was spotted bowling to Rahul. BCCI shared the video and captioned it: “Captain vs Captain at the intra-squad match simulation. What do you reckon happened next? Straight-drive, Defense, LBW.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickcio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowCaptain vs Captain at the intra-squad match simulation.What do you reckon happened next?Straight-driveDefenseLBW#TeamIndia | @imVkohli | @klrahul11 pic.twitter.com/n6pBvMNySy— BCCI (@BCCI) June 12, 2021Earlier, Kohli too gave a glimpse of his preparation for the ICC WTC Final. He had shared a video of him batting on Instagram. He wrote: “@virat.kohli fine-tuning the drives ahead of #WTC21 Final “.ALSO FOLLOW:  Intra-match Day 2 , follow LIVE UPDATESICC WTC Final: The World Test Championship is scheduled to begin from June 18 at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton. To gain match practice and acclimatise to the England conditions, Team India is currently playing an intra-squad match.Unlike India, their opponents New Zealand will be coming into the fixture with some proper game time. They are currently playing a two-match Test series against England.India arrived in England on June 3 and served a mandatory three-day quarantine at the on-site hotel. After the WTC final, India will face England in a five-match Test series.ICC WTC India’s squad: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul (subject to fitness clearance), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper; subject to fitness clearance).Standby players: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla Facebook Twitter CricketLatest Sports NewsWTC Final WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry WTC Final LIVE: Shubman Gill declares, ‘Total above 300 will be really competitive score for us’ Cricket Previous articleEuro 2020 WAL vs SUI LIVE: How to watch Wales vs Switzerland LIVE streaming in your country, IndiaNext articleEuro 2020 DEN vs FIN LIVE: How to watch Denmark vs Finland LIVE streaming in your country, India Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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first_imgOkomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng)  2011 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileOkomu Palm Oil Plc manufacture and market Banga Palm Oil in Nigeria as well as a range of Noko 10 rubber bands. The company was established in 1976 as a Federal Government pilot project set up to rehabilitate oil palm production in Nigeria. At the time, the pilot project incorporated 15 589 hectares of which 12 500 hectares was planted with oil palms. In 1985, Okomu Palm Oil Plc installed a 1.5 tonne fresh fruit bunches/hour mill. The company was privatised in 1990 and has grown to become Nigeria’s leading oil palm company with some 14 000 hectares of land currently planted with palm oil trees and 8 000 hectares of rubber trees. By 2020, an additional 4 000 hectares of palm oil trees and 1 500 hectares of rubber trees will have been planted on the 33 000 hectares of private land owned by Okomu Palm Oil Plc. The company operates two 30-tonne/per hour oil mills and an additional two 30-tonne/per hour mills will be operational by 2020/21. Its technical partner, SOCFINAF (Luxemburg), has a 53.32% stake in the business. SOCFINAF (Luxemburg) was founded in 1912 and was the first industrial company to plant oil palm trees in Africa and Indonesia. Today, it has plantations and oil palm operations in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, the DRC, Sao Time and Cambodia. Okomu Oil Palm Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Okomu Palm Oil Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSAnimalversaryOrange CountyOrange County Mayor Jerry Demings Previous articleApopka High grad targets Olympic dreamsNext articleBillionaire philanthropist Robert R. Smith did what? Let’s Talk About It Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Since 1989, the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center has been rescuing, raising, rehabilitating and releasing injured or orphaned Florida-native species and educating Orange County visitors about respecting and preserving the environment through its non-releasable permanent residents known as “educational ambassadors.”On May 4, 2019, the refuge, located at Eagles Roost Park, celebrated its 30 years of success with the community that has always supported it.Its “Animalversary” celebration featured family-friendly activities and a tour of the facility. Orange County is designing and permitting a new layout of the 20-acre wildlife refuge. This project is made possible with Orange County funds totaling almost $4 million and will include an enhanced rehabilitation center and a dedicated community center that will allow for additional educational opportunities for both school-aged children and adults. Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings spoke at the event as well as Orange County District 4 Commissioner Maribel Gomez Cordero and Back to Nature Executive Director Debbie Helsel.“The collaboration between the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center and Orange County is a shining example of what we can achieve together in public/private partnership,” Mayor Demings said. “We truly appreciate the dedication and service of the Back to Nature employees and their volunteers, who rescue and rehabilitate approximately 2,000 birds and animals on an annual basis.”To visit Back to Nature Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center, which is located on 10525 Clapp Simms Duda Road in Orlando, go to www.btnwildlife.org.Photo Caption: Mayor Demings and District 4 Commissioner Maribel Cordero attend Back to Nature’s “Animalversary” and learn about the rescued bats and other animals being rehabilitated at the non-profit. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img Please enter your comment! From the Orange County Newsroom Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name herelast_img read more

first_imgFriday Aug 16, 2013 Rugby Kicks 2 mobile game released, in association with Rugbydump Rugby Kicks 2 came out recently, the free iOS game from Distinctive Developments, the same people that brought us the highly succesful Rugby Nations 13. Rugbydump is featured in the game, so here is a little more info on it. Now available globally, Rugby Kicks 2 is a new free game released in the Rugby Nations series, giving you a nice opportunity to get kicking with some addictive rugby fun.SUPERCHARGED TOURNAMENT-THEMED GAME MODESPacific Cup, 6 Nations, Americas Cup and 4 Nations are all hosting their own modes with plenty of target smashing, touchline kicking, blimp spotting and more thrown into the mix.GROUNDBREAKING PHOENIX™ POWERED GRAPHICSPowered by the incredibly fluid Phoenix™ engine, the graphical quality sets a new standard for what is possible in rugby on iOS. Motion-captured animations, carefully handcrafted stadiums and highly detailed players bring a whole new level of immersion into your kicks.RUGBY PRO APPROVED MECHANICSFully redesigned swipe ‘n’ play mechanic for improved accuracy and flow approved by our panel of rugby pros. EXCLUSIVE COUNTRY CUSTOMIZATION AND MATCH DAY SPECIALSSplash your tournament winnings on exclusive country packages, which include kits, balls, flags and special stadiums to bring out your best in front of the home crowd. Boost your gameplay with upgrades and rugby specials from media crews to golden balls.You can download the game for free on iOS on Itunes http://bitly.com/rugbykicks2ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_imgArchDaily Architects: Juan Carlos Bamba, Natura Futura Arquitectura Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Houses Projects A Productive Floating Habitat – El Refugio del Pescador / Natura Futura Arquitectura + Juan Carlos Bamba A Productive Floating Habitat – El Refugio del Pescador / Natura Futura Arquitectura + Juan Carlos BambaSave this projectSaveA Productive Floating Habitat – El Refugio del Pescador / Natura Futura Arquitectura + Juan Carlos Bamba Ecuador Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura Arquitectura+ 26Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948522/a-productive-floating-habitat-el-refugio-del-pescador-natura-futura-arquitectura-plus-juan-carlos-bamba Clipboard Colaboradores:Paola Romero, Karolin Elizalde, Jhonatan Andrade, Cristhian Bravo, Jose Ortega, Teodoro CarrielCity:BabahoyoCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT Hybrid“The artisanal technique implemented in the construction of the floating houses (rafts) of Babahoyo is recognized by the National Institute of Cultural Heritage as a nonmaterial heritage asset of Ecuador, not only for its pre-Hispanic origin but for being, together with the ecosystem services of the river Babahoyo, a component of identity and of cultural-historical value for the city. Although these settlements are the last of their kind in the country, they are associated with a high index of unsatisfied basic needs and environmental problems.”Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaSave this picture!Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaVision and proposal. Currently in the river, in addition to floating storage equipment, there are habitable structures built in a traditional manner, which do not have a waste control system. Faced with this premise, the project is proposed to be generated in phases.-An integral treatment of existing facilities and houses, recovering the link between the city and the river.-Rehabilitation of an existing storage shelter, to generate awareness.-Planting a system of community sanitary services on the shore connected to the basic public network for existing structures.Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaSave this picture!Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaThe floating habitat is made up of gabled roofs that point towards the city, two-section folding bridges (one fixed on land and the other mobile in the water), peripheral platforms, improvised enclosures of plastic and cane and doors that function as windows. In summary, this type of refuge represents the tectonics of what is necessary, where habitability and the necessary resources are related to the river and the territory that surrounds it.Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaSave this picture!Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaRefugio del Pescador is located on the banks of the river Babahoyo, in the city of Babahoyo, Los Ríos, Ecuador. With approximately 150 thousand inhabitants, the city has historically developed based on the exchange of products through the river, equipped with floating warehouses and shelters, with a strong tradition linked to fishing and river transport. With the passage of time, these conditions have been forgotten.Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaDon Teodoro is a canoe repairman and artisanal fisherman who after 35 years continues to use his balsa wood equipment inherited by his father, already worn and in danger of collapsing. During the day he works in the city and in the evening he returns to his shelter.Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaThe intervention proposes the integral use of laurel wood, being a traditional resource on the Ecuadorian coast. The first step was the reuse and extend the original structure of the floating platform to generate repair space and productivity, supported by recycled plastic drums under balsa wood buoys to improve buoyancy. The slope and height of the roof, along with its truss design, is increased to produce cross ventilation and create storage spaces. The accessibility and functionality of the refuge are optimized by adapting a new bridge. This added to complementary strategies such as slanted wooden panels in the envelope, for waterproofing, artificial lighting with photovoltaic cells and a vegetable garden on the bank of the river. With these strategies, the purpose of a transformation of the existing habitat in the same 9m2 space is fulfilled.Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaThe financing of the shelter is self-managed (consisting of savings, donations, external volunteers) of the architecture team to obtain resources to work together with Don Teodoro, the community and collaborators.Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaSave this picture!Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaEl Refugio del Pescador is an engine of conscience that manifests a silent and unpretentious work for the better to improve the habitability of the river; through the active participation of the occupant, community, architect and the imminent need to revalue a traditional artisan technique in extinction along with the historical memory of the city.Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaBibliography1. Noboa, D., (2018). Análisis de las casas flotantes sobre el río Babahoyo (Trabajo de titulación modalidad Proyecto de Investigación) Universidad Central del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador.Save this picture!Cortesía de Natura Futura ArquitecturaProject gallerySee allShow lessMural House / Birdseye DesignSelected ProjectsHouse V / NOVO architecturesSelected Projects Share Year:  2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/948522/a-productive-floating-habitat-el-refugio-del-pescador-natura-futura-arquitectura-plus-juan-carlos-bamba Clipboard CopyAbout this officeNatura Futura ArquitecturaOfficeFollowJuan Carlos BambaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBabahoyoOn FacebookEcuadorPublished on September 29, 2020Cite: “A Productive Floating Habitat – El Refugio del Pescador / Natura Futura Arquitectura + Juan Carlos Bamba” [Hábitat Flotante Productivo Refugio del Pescador / Natura Futura Arquitectura + Juan Carlos Bamba] 29 Sep 2020. 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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Citizenship Foundation receives £75,000 in core funding The Law Society Charity has given The Citizenship Foundation a one-off donation if £75,000 to support its core work.Nigel Dodds, Law Society Charity Trustees Chairman, explained the reason for the grant: “the Citizenship Foundation’s emphasis on law-related education and its aims to empower individuals to engage in the wider community through education about the law match perfectly with our policies”, he said. “We applaud the achievements of the Citizenship Foundation throughout the long period of our association.” Advertisement The Law Society Charity has supported the Foundation since it was established in 1989. Set up in 1974 it makes grants to a wide range of organisations and individuals with a view to directly furthering law and justice. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 27 July 2006 | News  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_img April 23, 2018 Find out more MaldivesAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information News July 26, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Minivan correspondent freed after being held more than three months Follow the news on Maldives News September 12, 2018 Find out more Receive email alerts Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalistcenter_img MaldivesAsia – Pacific Organisation July 15, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today hailed the release on 24 July of Mohamed Yushau, a correspondent of the opposition newspaper Minivan, who had been held on a terrorism charge since 9 April after publicly opposing the leader of the atoll of Thinadhoo at a conference. He has also often written about the difficult living conditions of Maldivians.A court ruled in May that he should be released on bail but left it to the police to set the amount. The police demanded 35,000 rufiyaas (2,165 euros), which Yushau refused to pay, calling it extortion. According to Minivan he was released unconditionally after a judge finally said he should be freed without any bail being required.Reporters Without Borders recently published a full report on the situation of press freedom in the Maldives: Full report———–14.04.06 – New offensive against Minivan, with one correspondent arrested and another being prosecutedReporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about a wave of harassment and arrests of journalists working for the opposition newspaper Minivan.Mohamed Yushau, its correspondent in the south of the country, was arrested on 9 April for allegedly refusing to respond to a police summon and was put in Dhoonidhoo prison near Male.Musa Ismael, a correspondent in the southwest, has been harassed by the authorities and thinks he could be arrested. Abdullah Saeed, another of its journalists, has been held in Maafushi prison, south of the capital, since 27 March 2006. Photojournalist Jennifer Latheef is meanwhile under house arrest after being sentenced to 10 years in prison for “terrorist” activities.”The security services should not be obstructing the work of the independent and opposition media in this fashion, as it is contrary to the pledges which the government gave in its recent road map to democracy,” Reporters Without Borders said, calling for Yushau’s release, an end to the harassment of Minivan’s journalists, including Ismael, and due process for Saeed.Yushau, who is also a member of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party, has written many articles about the lives of ordinary Maldivians, especially fishermen on Thinadhoo atoll. The police waited two days before telling his family he had been arrested.Ismael, who is accredited as Minivan’s correspondent on Faafu atoll, southwest of Male, has been summoned several times by the authorities and has told his editors he fears he could be arrested. Saeed, who is better known as Fahala, is serving a two-month prison sentence for refusing to undergo a urine test. He is also being prosecuted for possession and trafficking in drugs. The police claim they found drugs in his clothes when he went to a police station. Minivan says this is a trumped-up charge. Saeed faces life imprisonment.Reporters Without Borders fears that Saeed is being prosecuted just to put an end to his work as a journalist. When he appeared in court yesterday, he was handcuffed and wearing a prisoner’s uniform. The judge, who insisted on not being named, is obstructing the rights of the defence, observers said. Saeed’s lawyer has accused the police of planting the drugs on his client. Nothing was found on him in a first search. The drugs were found by a policeman during a search of his clothes a few minutes later after he had undressed and when his back was turned. His lawyer was not present for these searches.Latheef, who has been under house arrest at her Male home since 21 December 2005, is still receiving threatening visits from prison authority officials and sudden court summonses in connection with her appeal. The authorities have not replied to her request to be allowed to go abroad for treatment for spinal pain resulting from the blows she received at the time of her first arrest.Originally just an online newspaper (http://minivannews.com), Minivan got permission to produce a print version in July 2005. But the company that was printing it ceased to do so at the end of August as a result of political pressure, and now only a photocopied version is distributed in the archipelago. Six of its reporters and contributors are at risk of being arrested. RSF_en News to go further RSF calls for open trial of Maldivian blogger’s accused murderers RSF seeks press freedom pledges from Maldives presidential candidateslast_img read more

first_img Receive email alerts August 14, 2020 – Updated on August 17, 2020 RSF calls for the immediate release of Uzbek journalist UzbekistanKyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedJudicial harassmentViolence June 8, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Help by sharing this information News June 4, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Organisation News June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Bobomurod Abdullaev News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says UzbekistanKyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedJudicial harassmentViolence Reporters Without Borders (RSF) demands the immediate release of Uzbek journalist and RSF scholarship holder arrested by the Kyrgyz authorities at the request of the Uzbek secret services and calls for the withdrawal of the extradition request to Uzbekistan against him.Uzbek journalist Bobomurod Abdullaev was arrested in Kyrgyzstan on 9 August at the request of the Uzbek government as RSF tried to organise his safe return to Germany. Bobomurod Abdullaev, a scholarship recipient from the emergency aid programme of RSF’s German section, was expected in Berlin. “Bobomurod Abdullaev is in prison because he allegedly recently published articles that are critical of the Uzbek government under a pseudonym – but he denies this,” said Michael Rediske, President of RSF Germany. “We call on the Kyrgyz authorities to immediately release him and facilitate his safe passage to Germany. He must not under any circumstances be extradited to Uzbekistan, where he faces prison and torture.”Bobomurod Abdullaev works as a freelance journalist for the independent news website Ferghana and is a former correspondent for Radio Osodlik (the Uzbek service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. He is the founder of the news website Osod Owos (English: Free Voice), which was banned after the Andijan Massacre in 2005. Over a period of fifteen years and until his conviction in 2018, Abdullaev published articles criticising the regime of former dictator Islam Karimov under the synonym Usman Haqnazarov.Torture and forced confessionsAbdullaev was arrested for the first time in Uzbekistan in September 2017. The Uzbek law enforcement authorities accused him of calling for the violent overthrow of the government and endangering the constitutional order of Uzbekistan. Abdullaev claimed that he was tortured and forced to make false confessions in prison. In May 2018, after seven and a half months in custody, a court in Tashkent sentenced him to 14 months of community service.He left Uzbekistan in November 2019 and spent three months in Berlin as part of the RSF Emergency Assistance programme. He then moved to Kyrgyzstan to begin a scholarship programme at the American University of Central Asia. When the programme ended, RSF was trying to organise his safe return to Germany when he was suddenly arrested in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, on 9 August. The next day a court ordered him to be detained for 30 days, until September 8. Abdullaev’s lawyer, Timur Karabayev, confirmed that Abdullaev is under criminal investigation in Uzbekistan, and that the authorities there have requested his extraditionThe Uzbek secret service has been following the journalist closely again since spring 2020. It suspects him of posting articles criticising President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on social networks, using the alias “Kora Mergan”. On July 25 Abdullaev publicly rejected these accusations on his Youtube channel, and told RSF that he had not published any reports under a pseudonym since his sentence in 2018. Kora Mergan also contradicted the allegations on 11 August and said that there was no connection between him and Abdullaev.The situation for journalists in Uzbekistan has improved since President Shavkat Mirziyoyev took office four years ago, but his claims that he is committed to press freedom have often not been borne out by facts. There have been repeated cases of critical bloggers being sentenced to prison. The case of Abdullaev shows that the regime is now also pursuing critical voices abroad.Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan are ranked 156th and 82nd respectively out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index.  News to go furtherlast_img read more

first_img TAGSed hospitalfeatured Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement WhatsApp Email Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended center_img University Hospital Limerick has appealed to members of the public not to attend the emergency department in Dooradoyle today (Wednesday)  unless it is absolutely necessary. The emergency department has been under extreme pressure this week following an upsurge in attendances and the situation escalated this morning with a total of 37 patients on trolleys. This had been reduced to 23 after lunch.A hospital spokesman said the increased pressure follows a rise in the number of surgical and medical patients presenting “although quite why it has reached such proportions is not clear. The hospital’s escalation policy is in place with every available bed being deployed and extra ward rounds will be held this afternoon to try and provide more”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The public is asked to co-operate  and not to present at the hospital save in the case of a genuine emergency. All GPs in the area are also being contacted to request their co-operation. Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL First Irish death from Coronavirus Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Previous articleUL and MIC to meet in Fitzgibbon CupNext articleTaylor “happy” with Limerick FC squad Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsStay away from hospital ED – requestBy Bernie English – December 11, 2013 681 No vaccines in Limerick yet last_img read more

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Yale Law School Files Amicus Brief in ‘Stripping Off’ Mortgage Case Headed to U.S. Supreme Court Chapter 7 bankruptcy Connecticut stripping off mortgages U.S. Supreme Court Underwater Mortgages 2015-03-23 Brian Honea Related Articles About Author: Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Yale Law School Files Amicus Brief in ‘Stripping Off’ Mortgage Case Headed to U.S. Supreme Court Yale Law School’s Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation Clinic and the Connecticut Fair Housing Center (CFHC) have filed an Amicus Brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the respondents in a case to decide whether underwater homeowners in Chapter 7 bankruptcy can legally eliminate the liability on second mortgages, a process known as “stripping off,” according to an announcement on Yale Law School’s website.Yale’s Mortgage Foreclosure Clinic, which provides legal assistance to individuals who cannot afford private counsel, and the CFCH, which represents homeowners in foreclosure litigation and counsels about 1,800 homeowners per year, filed the brief on behalf of David Caulkett and Edelmiro Toldeo-Cardona, two Florida homeowners in bankruptcy who had their second mortgages with Bank of America extinguished by a bankruptcy judge following the housing crisis of 2008 based on the fact that they were underwater – they owed way more than their houses were worth.When Bank of America appealed the bankruptcy judge’s rulings, both cases were both decided in favor of the homeowners by the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in May 2014. Bank of America appealed the decision by the appellate court, and the U.S. Supreme Court agreed in November to hear the cases.The SCOTUS blog describes the issue in the case of Bank of America v. Caulkett as “Whether, under Section 506(d) of the Bankruptcy Code, which provides that ‘[t]o the extent that a lien secures a claim against the debtor that is not an allowed secured claim, such lien is void,’ a Chapter 7 debtor may ‘strip off’ a junior mortgage lien in its entirety when the outstanding debt owed to a senior lienholder exceeds the current value of the collateral.”In the brief, Yale’s clinic and the CFHC contend that investors holding second mortgages, which are often large banks, often obstruct arrangements that would be beneficial to homeowners and first mortgage holders, and that homeowners would be able to stay in their homes if they were allowed to strip off second mortgages that had no value.According to the Yale clinic, the bankruptcy code allocates the debtor’s assets by prioritizing certain secured loans, and it allows financially-burdened borrowers to get a fresh start. Functionally, underwater second mortgages are no different from unsecured debt, such as credit card debt.”In the aftermath of the housing crisis, fully underwater second mortgage holders have often been able to use their hostage power to destroy workouts that would be beneficial for first mortgage lenders, homeowners, and surrounding communities,” said Alexa Milton, a Yale law student intern in the Clinic. “The Bankruptcy Code is designed to prevent exactly this kind of collective action problem.”The students at Yale Law School contend that second mortgages do effectively promote homeownership the way first mortgages do, and therefore the “American dream” of homeownership is not undermined by removing unwarranted protection for underwater second mortgages.”Second mortgages really play a peripheral role in a healthy housing market,” said Beezly Kiernan, another law student intern in the clinic. “In fact, piggyback second mortgages contributed to an unhealthy housing market—as well as the financial crisis and subsequent recession—in the mid-2000s.”The Yale Law School has a particular interest in the Caulkett case because Hartford, Connecticut, is the most underwater city in the United States with a 56 percent negative equity rate. Connecticut also includes three other cities in the top 100 in the nation in negative equity rate, including New Haven, where Yale is located.Arguments in the case of Bank of America v. Caulkett are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 24, in the nation’s highest court. The Supreme Court is expected to make a decision in June, according to the press release. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Chapter 7 bankruptcy Connecticut stripping off mortgages U.S. Supreme Court Underwater Mortgages Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Fannie Mae: Economic Growth Slows in Q1; Economy Still Expected to ‘Drag Housing Upward’ Next: Ocwen Refutes RMBS Investors’ Claims in Letter to Trustees Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News March 23, 2015 1,115 Views last_img read more

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago November Jobs Report a ‘Significant Surprise’ Previous: GSEs Appoint Common Securitization Solutions Head Next: GSEs Move Closer to Public Offering Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago December 6, 2019 1,191 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. About Author: Mike Albanese Home / Daily Dose / November Jobs Report a ‘Significant Surprise’ The U.S. economy added 266,000 jobs in November, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.5%. “It’s a significant surprise because economists were ready to go with the idea that payroll growth was slowing down because the job market had gotten tight,” said Stephen Stanley, Chief Economist at Amherst Pierpont in an interview with Bloomberg. “The whole tenor has changed in terms of job growth. We’re back at steady-as-she-goes at a robust pace.”Bloomberg reported the jobs report is the best since January and topped all estimates, with its latest survey projecting 180,000 jobs to be added. It was also the first month General Motors Co. workers returned after a 40-day strike, adding 41,300 jobs to automaker payrolls. “Overall, this positive report should provide no reason for the Federal Reserve to move away from a ‘hold’ stance towards future rate cuts,” said Doug Duncan, Chief Economist, Fannie Mae. November’s unemployment rate of 3.5% matched the lowest since 1969. The unemployment rate of 3.2% for both men and women over the age of 20 was unchanged from the month prior. The African-American unemployment rate held steady at 5.5% and the Hispanic unemployment rate was also unchanged at 4.2%. Additionally, average hourly earnings for all employees rose by 7 cents in November to $28.29. Wages have grown by 3.1% year-over-year. Duncan said the one piece of “lackluster news” was that residential construction posted a small decline in November. The Bureau reported that the employment of residential specialty trade contractors fell 2.3% from October. He noted that the “hopes for an acceleration of housing supply growth will be disappointed.”Odeta Jushi, First American Deputy Chief Economist, said the outlook for consumer economic strength remains strong as 70% of the U.S. economic growth is driven by consumer spending.“Today’s numbers point to a more competitive housing market next year. …Housing is the most durable consumer good we’ll ever buy and surging house-buying power fuels greater potential demand in a supply-constrained market,” Kushi said. “There’s no evidence that these dynamics will change in 2020.”center_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Economic Growth Economy Jobless claims 2019-12-06 Mike Albanese Tagged with: Economic Growth Economy Jobless claims Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, Newslast_img read more

first_img Twitter Twitter Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Previous article2 million pounds confirmed for new pedestrian bridge in StrabaneNext articleJason Quigley guaranteed a bronze with another win at the Elite World Championships News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+center_img Homes evacuated in Derry due to a security alert Google+ Facebook News Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week A number of houses have been evacuated in Derry due to a security alert.Charlotte Street, in the Bogside area, remains closed after a suspicious object was thrown at a police vehicle last night.Barrack Street and the Lecky flyover which were earlier closed off have now reopened.There has been strong condemnation of the inciedent.Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has said those responsible for the alert have nothing to offer the people of the city but misery. PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – October 23, 2013 last_img read more

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Gardai renew appeal for information on Letterkenny assaults Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Gardaí in Letterkenny have renewed their appeal for information about two serious assaults in Letterkenny just before Christmas, one of which involved a man receiving apparent stab wounds.Gardai say the incidents were unrelated, but they believe both may have inviolved the same assailants.Gardai say both assaults happened in the vicinity of the Church Lane and Castle Street, between 3:30am and 5am on the morning of Saturday December 22nd.A man in his 20s and a man in his 30s received serious but non-life threatening injuries in two separate incidents and each was taken to Hospital. One of the men had apparent stab wound injuries.Gardai want to speak to anyone with information about the incidents, particularly who witnessed the assault or saw anyone in distress in the vicinity of Church Lane, Castle Street, College Road, St Eunan’s College or the entrance to Hawthorn Heights.Motorists or taxi drivers in the area who may have dash camera footage are also being urged to contact Gardaí in Letterkenny on 074-91-67100, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Google+ Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleGAA Programme – Look Ahead to 2019Next articleIrish Water’s €12m Donegal investment project to be complete by end of 2019 News Highland Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook By News Highland – January 3, 2019 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

first_imgDNY59/iStock(NEW YORK) — Former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden avoided jail time on Tuesday after pleading guilty to groping a longtime family friend in New York.Frieden, who is also the former New York City health comissioner, turned himself in to police in August 2018 after the woman reported that he had grabbed her butt without her permission inside his Brooklyn apartment, court documents said.Frieden admitted details of the October 2017 incident to Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Edwin Novillo. Frieden was facing up to a year in jail for misdemeanor forcible touching, third-degree sexual abuse and second-degree harassment charges, prosecutors said.A representative for Frieden declined to comment on the case. Frieden’s defense attorney, Laura Brevetti, also declined to comment outside of court.Frieden, 58, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and had all of the criminal charges dropped. Novillo sentenced Frieden to a conditional discharge that will be dismissed and sealed in a year so long as he does not get arrested during that time frame.Novillo also ordered Frieden to avoid contact with his family friend for a year.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgWTVD(RALIEGH, N.C.) — In 1952, two deputies in Wake County, North Carolina, hung Lynn Council, an African American man, from a tree when he wouldn’t confess to a robbery, according to ABC Raleigh station WTVD.On Thursday, the current Wake County sheriff, Gerald Baker, apologized to Council in person and took down a photograph of the man who was the Wake County Sheriff at the time of the attack.“They took me down to the woods to kill me,” Council, who is now 86, told reporters as the two men sat together. “That’s what they took me down there for, but things didn’t happen that way.”“Jesus took over,” Council added.Baker said, “On behalf of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, I want to apologize to you for what happened to you by members of this office.”“I cannot change what they did and its effect on your life and this county,” Baker said, “but we’re here to let you know that this office is here to serve and protect each and every person that resides in this county.”Researchers estimate that between at least 100 people, and perhaps as many as 300, were lynched in North Carolina between 1882 and 1968, according to The News & Observer newspaper, which analyzed the state’s history of lynchings along with other newspapers.“I ask for your forgiveness of this office,” Baker said. “We’re here and we’re sorry that that happened to you from persons employed at this office.”Baker also presented Council with a key to the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.“You can come sit and spend the day with me, help me make some decisions,” the sheriff said.“You are officially and permanently a part of this office,” Baker told Council, before the two shook hands and embraced.“I appreciate everything,” Council replied.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags In November, Lou Conforti, the mall REIT’s chief executive officer, had said filing for bankruptcy was off the table.ADVERTISEMENTBut a month later, the mall had a setback. It sought to convert about $260 million in unsecured bonds to $175 million of preferred equity, but was unable to after it failed to reach an agreement with debt holders.Washington Prime reported that its rent collections fell to 52 percent in the second quarter of 2020, although by the third quarter, collections had risen to 87 percent.Two of the Ohio-based REIT’s competitors, CBL & Associates Properties and Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, filed for bankruptcy last year.Malls have struggled during the pandemic as shoppers have stayed either because they felt safer shopping online or because indoor shopping was suspended to stop the spread of the coronavirus.[Bloomberg News] — Georgia Kromrei bankruptcymallsREITScenter_img Washington Prime Group CEO Louis Conforti (Twitter, iStock)A major mall owner is preparing for bankruptcy after it failed to make an interest payment on its debt.Washington Prime Group, a real estate investment trust which owns more than 100 malls, has been negotiating with its lender to reduce its debt — but the talks are not going well, Bloomberg News reported. The mall owner has said Covid-19 could impair its ability to repay debt going forward or threaten its ability to stay afloat.Read moreMall owners CBL properties and PREIT file for bankruptcyMall owners team up with dead celebrity dealmaker but can they rescue moribund retailersInside the retail apocalypse Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

first_imgThis study provides a mechanistic explanation of why the Holton-Tan (HT) effect, a phenomenon in which the strength of northern stratospheric winter polar vortex synchronizes with the equatorial quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO), was disrupted in the middle to late winters of 1978–1997. In line with recent reassessments of the HT effect, we find that an easterly QBO in the lower stratosphere leads to the formation of a midlatitude wave guide that enhances both the upward propagating planetary waves from the troposphere into the lower stratosphere (~35–50°N, 30–200 hPa) and the northward wave propagation in the upper to middle stratosphere (~35–60°N, 20–5 hPa). This enhanced poleward refraction of planetary waves results in a more disturbed polar vortex, causing the HT effect. The weakening of the HT effect in 1978–1997 was associated with a broader and strengthened polar vortex in November to January. The divergence of wave activity generated by eddies growing within the vortex provided the momentum source and allowed wave activity to propagate meridionally away from the vortex; this interfered with the QBO modulation of planetary wave propagation and led to a weakening of the HT effect during this period. The stronger than average polar vortex in 1978–1997 was associated with a vertically coherent cooling signature over northeastern Asia in the stratosphere. We suggest that a change of stratospheric circulation and/or a change of the stratosphere-troposphere coupling were the main causes for the disrupted HT effect in 1978–1997.last_img read more

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US aircraft carrier Carl Winson completes in-port phase of TSTA June 30, 2016 View post tag: US Navy View post tag: TSTA Authorities US aircraft carrier Carl Winson completes in-port phase of TSTA Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) completed the in-port phase of Carl Vinson’s Tailored Ship’s Training Availability on June 24.TSTA is the first combined training event of the inter-deployment training cycle. During TSTA, training drills and real-world scenarios placed an emphasis on damage control, flight deck operations and simulated combat, each of which were evaluated by Afloat Training Group (ATG) Pacific.Sailors practiced firefighting, responded to man overboard musters, conducted boat operations, and responded to simulated attacks from multiple threats.“Preparing for and executing TSTA in-port evolutions has improved readiness across the ship,” said Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Jose Melendrez, Carl Vinson’s integrated training team coordinator. “From the propulsion plant drills going on deep within the ship to the topside scenarios on the flight deck, TSTA has given every department the chance to assess readiness and improve basic warfighting skills.”Melendrez said while TSTA’s main focus is crew training, the training provides an assessment of the material condition of the ship and its systems, the critical criteria during the ship’s upcoming Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) inspection.“To have a successful INSURV, we need a well-trained crew using equipment that meets and exceeds Navy standards,” said Melendrez. “TSTA gives us a chance to have a questioning attitude during every evolution, with each Sailor making sure the systems they are experts on are well-maintained and operational.”The TSTA in-port phase will formally conclude after members of ATG Pacific brief the ship’s top leadership on their observations. Share this article View post tag: USS Carl Vinsonlast_img read more

first_imgOxford police raided a property on Howard Street last Sunday, seizing one hundred cannabis plants.A spokesman for the drugs unit of Oxfordshire Police Department, PC Leigh Thompson, has stated, “drugs are a huge priority for us and we will continue to crack down on those supplying and trading in them.”No arrests have been made following the raid. Police are appealing to members of the public to come forward with information.last_img

first_imgThe Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of attempted telephone fraud involving a caller claiming to be a sheriff’s deputy. The caller had the ability to “spoof” the victim’s caller ID to make it appear the call originated from the Sheriff’s Office.The caller claimed that someone in the household had a warrant for their arrest as a result of missing jury duty. The caller knew the correct name of the resident, but did not appear to possess any personally identifiable information. The caller attempted to extort money from the victim in order to have the warrant recalled. The victim recognized the call as a scam and hung up.The Sheriff’s Office does not solicit the payment of fines or fees over the phone. Area residents are advised to treat any unsolicited caller who requests payment with extreme skepticism, regardless of who the caller claims to represent. When in doubt get the caller’s name, hang up, and then call the business or government entity back at a phone number you know to be correct. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgJust when you thought all hope was lost for the music business, it turns out that some things do, in fact, get better. Last week, during the 48th week of 2016, vinyl album sales beat digital downloads in the UK for the first time ever. This new statistic, brought to us by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) and The Vinyl Factory, expresses a huge growth in the vinyl market in just one year’s time.Vinyl sales in the UK tallied £2.4M to digital’s £2.1M in sales last week. For comparison, last year’s sales during the 48th week of the year saw £1.2M in vinyl sales to digital’s £4.4M. This shows a huge shift in consumer preference, as the popularity of vinyl amongst music lovers seems to be growing exponentially.This comes directly after Record Store Day Black Friday and the overall beginning of Christmas season, which may influence results in some way, but the outcome is all the same. Vinyl, at least for a week, is king. While the sales of digital downloads and CDs are plummeting, the sales of vinyl records are on the rise in a huge way.[photo courtesy of David’s Used Books]last_img read more

first_imgNBT Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Martin Dietrich announced that Matt Durkee has been hired as regional president of NBT Bank’s operations in Vermont. In this position, Durkee will develop and manage all of the bank’s activities in the state. The bank has opened a regional office at 150 Bank Street in Burlington, where Durkee and the team he is assembling will be based. Later this year, the bank plans to open a branch at the same location. “We are very happy to have Matt Durkee at NBT Bank,” Dietrich said. “His extensive banking experience and knowledge of Vermont’s business environment will help us establish and expand our presence in this attractive market, which complements our operations in northern New York. For more than 150 years, our community banking approach has focused on highly personalized service, responsive decision making and a wide array of products and services. We look forward to bringing this approach to individuals and organizations in Vermont.”Durkee has more than 23 years of banking experience. Before joining NBT Bank, he was senior vice president of regional financial services and president of Chittenden Canada for People’s United Bank, based in Bridgeport, Conn., and its predecessor, Chittenden Bank, based in Burlington. He began working for Chittenden Bank in 1985. Over the years, he oversaw functions related to commercial banking, international banking and consumer banking as well as trust and insurance services.A resident of Williston, Durkee has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Green Mountain College and a graduate degree in banking from the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He is involved in several community and professional organizations, including the United Way of Chittenden County, the American Heart Association and the Commercial Finance Association.NBT Bank provides personal banking, asset management and business services. The independent community bank, based in Norwich, N.Y., has 84 offices in upstate New York. The bank recently expanded into Vermont by opening a regional office in Burlington. NBT Bank’s parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., had assets of $5.4 billion as of June 30, 2009.Source: NBT. NORWICH, N.Y. (OCTOBER 22, 2009) –last_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:A Colorado electric cooperative filed with state regulators Thursday to ditch its coal-heavy generation supplier in pursuit of cheaper renewable energy, part of an industry-wide move toward wind and solar.The Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) asked the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to adjudicate a fair exit price to end its generation contracts with the Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association, a multi-state power provider that requires member utilities to purchase 95% of their power from its largely fossil fuel fleet.DMEA’s exit could prompt moves from other Tri-State members, who have pressured the utility in recent years to allow more local renewable energy investment. Two of Tri-State’s rival utilities in Colorado this week pledged to move to 100% clean energy, and a recent economic analysis of Tri-State’s fleet suggests wind and solar could undercut its existing coal plants. DMEA’s decision to leave Tri-State demonstrates how the increasing competitiveness of renewable energy is upending the economics of power production in the American West.In a statement Thursday, DMEA officials said their primary motivator for splitting from the generation supplier is to limit costs to their customers. “Tri-State’s annual reports show that average member rates have increased 56% since 2005, which is more than double the increase in the Consumer Price Index over the same time period,” the co-op said. “This stands in stark contrast to the overall energy market in which prices have decreased significantly over the same period.”More: Colorado co-op seeks exit from coal-heavy Tri-State to pursue renewables Colorado distribution co-op wants out of coal-heavy power supply contractslast_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Wall Street Journal ($):Wind and solar farms are attracting interest from investors hungry for low-risk, stable-yield opportunities at a time of extraordinary market volatility.That interest is a boon for renewable projects, and could give them a financial boost in coming months and years. However, developers could face challenges in getting additional new projects financed and built amid the turmoil created by the new coronavirus.It might seem an odd time for a renewable-energy uptick, given the economic slowdown and a historic crash in oil prices that is making fossil fuels cheap. But wind and solar farms experienced a similar surge after the 2008 financial crisis, when investors seized on the projects as safe-harbor investments with yields in the mid-single-digit percentages.Wind and solar farms have contracts to sell their electrical output to utilities and companies with good credit ratings for a decade or longer, making their returns stable and relatively low risk.Corporations contracted for 46% of the 20.2 gigawatts of renewable energy added to the U.S. grid last year, according to the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance, a group that represents corporate purchasers. The largest buyers last year were Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc. unit Google and AT&T Inc. Corporations have been contracting for renewable energy because prices are low and because many have made pledges to lower their carbon output. “No one has yet indicated that they intend to slow their purchase,” said Miranda Ballentine, the group’s CEO.“Renewable-power generation is largely uncorrelated to oil and natural-gas markets, which further strengthen their overall appeal, and may well be one of the first assets classes to unfreeze,” said Keith Derman, co-head of Ares Infrastructure and Power at Ares Management Corp.[Russell Gold]More ($): Wind, solar farms are seen as havens in coronavirus storm Interest in low risk, stable yield renewable energy projects remains strong—market participantslast_img read more

first_imgEveryone knows that fishing from a boat is superior to wade fishing. You can cover more water, get out farther, land more fish, and when your spouse calls to berate you for spending all your time fishing, there is no easy exit back to the car. Unfortunately, johnboats are cumbersome, canoes tend to tip over, and drift boats are impossibly expensive and require a trailer. The good news is that there’s another option that’s underutilized, accessible, affordable, and gaining popularity around the country: fishing from a kayak.Photographer Chris Funk began kayak fishing as a means to limit the fishing costs mentioned above and is now a member of the Jackson Kayak fishing team. He spends 99 percent of his days on the Chattahoochee River, but he has fished all over the South, including the Gulf Coast and Mobile Bay Delta. For him, catching fish is just one advantage of fishing from a kayak.“The older I get, the more therapeutic it is,” Funk said. “Just the drip of the water off the paddle is soothing. I can get to places no other vessel can get to. It’s just a true joy to put that little plastic boat on the water, paddle it wherever I want to go, and have a good day to myself or with friends.”With major kayak companies like Jackson, Hobie, and Native manufacturing models specifically designed for fishing, accessibility is at an all-time high, and getting better. Funk breaks down the advantages of the fly fishing kayak into three simple categories: simplicity, shallows, and stealth.Lightweight and streamlined, the kayak can get you where you want to go without any extra bells or whistles. Funk loves being able to grab a couple rods, a box of flies, and his paddle and hit the water without having to worry about trailers or gas. Because of the light weight, it is also easy to put into a river where another type of craft would have trouble. “The places that I launch in are my favorite spots. They have no launch so the boat has to be carried,” said Funk.A kayak also rides high on the water, allowing a paddler to maneuver over rocks and access spots that others cannot. Kayaks also make minimal noise on the water and have virtually no wake, allowing you to sneak around without spooking fish.“The kayak is so stealthy that I find I can get closer to my target,” Funk explains. “You’re not going to spook as many fish. I’ve had large bass get underneath my boat almost like I was a log instead of a vessel.”If you want to break into kayak fly fishing, borrow a friend’s boat and head to a lake to get acquainted with the technique. Careful, you may get hooked.last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo March 02, 2011 Colombia, Mexico, and the United States are moving forward on a joint operation directed toward “cutting the lines of communication” between drug-trafficking groups and focused especially on the fugitive head of the Mexican Sinaloa cartel, Joaquín Guzmán, alias El Chapo, the Colombian police revealed on 28 February. The operation has enabled the identification and inclusion on the so-called ‘Clinton List’ (the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control) of forty-five companies in Mexico, Ecuador, Panama, Spain, the United States, and Colombia. The trinational operation began the last week in February and has made it possible to issue three arrest warrants for purposes of extradition for Guzmán’s liaisons in Colombia, the commander of the Colombian police, Gen. Oscar Naranjo, announced at a press conference. According to Naranjo, the operation has enabled the detention of more than sixty individuals, including Sergio Antonio Mora, alias El Toto, a leader of the Mexican Los Zetas cartel who is allegedly responsible, he said, for the death of Jaime Zapata, a U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agent. With regard to Colombia, Naranjo indicated that through Operation Mercury, Interpol has issued an international arrest notice for the brothers Jorge Milton, Dolly de Jesús, and Hildebrando Alexander Cifuentes Villa, who are sought for extradition by the United States on drug-trafficking and money-laundering charges. The operation’s second phase is focused on seeking and locating the members of the support network of the Sinaloa cartel boss, for whom the United States is offering a thirty-million-dollar reward, the Colombian police commander indicated.last_img read more

first_img SOUTHCOM carries out joint medical readiness training exercises (MEDRETEs) in Central America every year. The aim is to strengthen civilian-military cooperation between the seven Central American countries through humanitarian assistance operations. These exercises also test the capabilities of JTF-Bravo to quickly provide humanitarian assistance during disasters, such as earthquakes or hurricanes. Since October 2012, Honduran military doctors and dentists and physicians from JTF-Bravo have conducted five MEDRETES in the country, providing medical and dental treatment to more than 5,300 people in La Cuesta de la Virgen, El Aguacate, Barra Patuca, Usibila, El Rodeo, Raya, El Ciruelo, and Las Liconas. . The medical assistance that the Joint Task Force-Bravo provides in collaboration partner nation military and civilian authorities is part of an effort to improve ties with the people of the region, said Iñigo Guevara, a security analyst with the Collective for the Analysis of Security with Democracy (CASEDE) based in Mexico City. “Having these kinds of mechanisms like medical brigades can often mean the difference between life and death for many people” Guevara said. The collaboration between JTF-B and the Health Ministry of Honduras and Honduran military doctors and dentists is important because the effort directly benefits civilians, most of whom are in rural areas where medical care is scarce, Guevara said. MEDRETES are part of the ongoing cooperation between Honduras and the U.S. on security issues, which range from fighting organized crime to providing medical care for people in need, Guevara said. “Honduras and the United States maintain a deep relationship of cooperation in intelligence, defense, security, and humanitarian aid,” Guevara said. Interesting article. It’s good to find that that the armed forces provide this type of humanitarian relief instead of spending millions of dollars in absurd wars. Medical brigades: a collaborative effort Military doctors and dentists treat hundreds of patients Annual training A great need for medical services Medical brigades are “invaluable” because they provide the opportunity for military doctors and dentists from partner nations, such as Honduras, to work together, said U.S. Army Capt. Vicki English, a MEDEL member. English is a veteran of several medical brigades, according to a statement from the U.S. Embassy in Honduras. “We were part of an exercise to validate JTF-B’s relief efforts; we all worked together,” English said, according to the statement. “Many of these people usually do not have health care within reach. For many of them, it is the first time they have been seen by medical staff.” center_img Hundreds of Hondurans of all ages gathered around a shabby, wooden building in the department of Gracias a Dios, where military personnel set up a makeshift medical clinic. The military doctors and dentists, along with representatives from the Honduran Health Department, worked under difficult conditions, with no air conditioning, in a hot and humid climate, according to U.S. Army Lt. Col. Hu Luu, MEDEL commander for JTF-Bravo. Luu was quoted in the JTFB website. The doctors, dentists, health department workers, and volunteers “often worked all day without stopping to rest or eat,” Luu said, according to the website. Military physicians provided routine check-ups and treated patients with diarrhea, high blood pressure, respiratory conditions, skin infections, nutrition disorders, and chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Military dentists provided cleanings and treated infections. Military doctors and dentists also provided classes on hygiene, nutrition, basic gynecology. There are virtually no roads in the region. Some patients walked more than 10 kilometers for medical and dental care. Patients expressed their gratitude to the doctors, dentists, and volunteers, Luu said. “People are grateful that we care enough to come, listen, and provide consultations,” Luu told the website. The military doctors and dentists provided services which are greatly needed in Honduras. Honduras has an average of 8.7 doctors per 10,000 inhabitants, which places it in last place among Central American countries, according to a report prepared in 2011 by the National Commission for the Defense of Human Rights in Honduras (CONADEH). Most of these doctors are concentrated in urban areas, according to the report. There are no doctors in at least 74 of the 298 Honduran municipalities, where more than 500,000 people live. . “There is so much need for medical care in these regions that often the only way that people can access health care is by swimming across rivers or walking through swamps,” said Dr. Yuki Pravia Navas, a Honduran general practioner. By Dialogo January 12, 2014 The Honduran Health Ministry and the Armed Forces of Honduras (FAH) recently collaborated with the U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Joint Task Force-Bravo’s Medical Element (MEDEL) to provide medical care to hundreds of people in two remote villages. The Honduran and U.S. soldiers delivered the care from Dec. 2-5, 2013, during a Medical Readiness Education and Training Exercise (MEDRETE). A team of Honduran and U.S. military physicians combined their skills to provide basic health care to more than 1,200 people in the communities of Auka and Tipimuna, two remote regions in the municipality of Gracias a Dios, officials said. Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-B) is based at the Soto Cano military base in Honduras. JTF-B transported medical supplies, equipment, military physicians and dentists and support personnel to the villages. 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 A drug addict believed to be responsible for a spate of 18 knife-point robberies on Long Island over the past three months was arrested immediately after robbing another store in Huntington Station on Monday night, police said.Shane Cashmore, 30, who is homeless but has connections to Lake Ronkonkoma, will be arraigned in both Nassau and Suffolk counties on 18 counts of first-degree robbery, officials said. While being escorted out of the 2nd Precinct in Huntington Tuesday morning, Cashmore told reporters that he suffered from heroin addiction.“We have no doubt that Mr. Cashmore is responsible for these 18 robberies and we are glad to bring this spree to an end,” said Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini during a joint press conference with acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter.Two other suspects were also arrested Monday night—Juliana Panteleone, 31, and Paul Drab, 26, both of Levittown—but authorities did not elaborate on their roles in the robberies. They were charged only for the Monday night robbery in Huntington Station in which they were described as getaway drivers.At the time of their arrest, Panteleone was preparing to inject herself with heroin, authorities said. Sini noted that there was evidence that suspects were suffering from substance abuse and “likely committing robberies to fuel their addiction.” The investigation is continuing.Cashmore is accused of robbing 18 businesses across the Island from Feb. 13 through May 1. Stores he allegedly hit included Carvel, Subway, Baskin Robin, TCBY, Dunkin’ Donuts, and The Barn, among others, police said.“Over these several months and weeks, small business owners and workers at these small businesses have been on edge, but today they can rest a little more peacefully,” said Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas.The big break in the case came in mid-April when investigators learned that Cashmore had been driving a rare Hyundai model called the Tiburon, which was only in production between 1999 and 2008.Police began looking into each of the 200 Tiburon’s registered in New York City and Long Island and were briefing individual officer’s when one came forward with information about an arrest he made in March that fit the description of the car, a 2006 version, in which Drab was driving. Drab was charged with possession of a controlled substance for that incident.The car, which was registered by Panteleone, was placed under around-the-clock surveillance, and authorities followed the car’s every movement: when the suspects took cans to scrap, to New York City, and to Panteleone’s place of work.Investigators followed that car Monday night to Oyster Bay, but the suspects became spooked by officers in the vicinity and instead drove to Huntington Station. After Cashmore allegedly committed his 18th robbery, he was immediately placed under arrest, police said.Krumpter said they were unable to prevent Sunday’s robbery in Lake Ronkonkoma because the car wasn’t used.Sini and Krumpter said their respective department’s willingness to work in tandem created an environment that contributed to Monday night’s arrests.The collaborative efforts of Nassau’s Robbery Squad and Suffolk’s Pattern Crime Unit is a “model” of how such investigations should work.In the first two cases attributed to the suspect, he allegedly robbed a Carvel in South Farmingdale 20 minutes after trying to rob a Dunkin’ Donuts five miles away in Seaford, police have said.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 More than 250 healthcare technology industry leaders will meet July 12 to discuss exciting and challenging new trends in their field, such as the digitalization and personalization of modern healthcare.The Health Tech 2.0 Summit brings together chief technology officers and other senior executives from prominent hospitals, health networks, and technology corporations, including leaders from private and public sectors. Dr. Purna Prasad, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President for Information Technology at Northwell Health — Long Island’s largest employer — is the featured keynote speaker, who will discussthe future of healthcare technology and its role in patient participation.“Patients traveling to a clinic to get their physiological [vitals] monitored is a thing of the past,” Dr. Prasad said. “Digital technology revolution commoditized medical equipment and made it affordable for the community to monitor themselves at home with acceptable clinical accuracy.”The panel agenda will cover healthcare innovation in the realms of tele-health systems, wellness apps, and cybersecurity. Speakers aim to navigate issues of commoditization in a more digital healthcare system, as well as the upcoming healthcare revolution as a result of emerging technologies.“The glut of monitoring, diagnostic and therapeutic gadgets in the hands of the consumer is confusing and overwhelming,” says Dr. Prasad. “A panel of experts will help unclog the complexity of these technologies and help consumers maintain a good quality of health.”The event is sponsored by SVAM International, the Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet), the Long Island Press and its parent company, Schneps Communications. It will begin with a breakfast and networking session from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., with the panel scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.The Health Tech 2.0 Summit will be held 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 12 at Simplay, which is located at 180 Commerce Dr. in Hauppauge. Parking is free. For more information on packages, sponsorships and tickets, contact Joanna Austin at 516-284-3331 x237 or [email protected]last_img read more

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Working from home has its perks—no commute, more family time and (possibly) fewer distractions. But it can also be difficult to lead a team that you don’t see in the office every day. Several leaders have expressed frustration that some of their team members aren’t as responsive or lack follow through since they have been working from home during the pandemic. The lack of personal interaction can make it more challenging to check in with team members who don’t seem to be pulling their weight.So how do you instill a sense of ownership and accountability in a virtual environment?Establish goals and outcomes. Although there may be fewer distractions—chatty coworkers, ad hoc meetings, etc.—when employees are working from home, it also can be challenging to focus. As a leader, it is important to set clear goals, outcomes and deadlines for projects and tasks so that each of your team members know exactly what your expectations are. Focusing on outcomes allows an employee to take ownership of a task or project and relieves you from having to micromanage the process. When setting a desired outcome, think about what the end result should look like and communicate that to the employee. At the beginning of the week, communicate exactly what you are expecting each team member to complete, the due date and how they should submit their work.last_img read more

first_imgNow General Manager Ryan Rennells is making a promise to the community Home Central has served for more than a decade. He says it’s too early for a timeline as to when the Vestal store will be rebuilt and back up and running, but they are currently working on picking up the pieces and sorting through what’s next. “We keep a warm room area for products that can’t freeze out in our warehouse, and we think it started there but we don’t know yet,” said Rennells. He says the people are a huge reason to stay positive. The blaze destroyed the store’s warehouse and took hours to put out. “We kind of pride ourselves to be that local hometown hardware store and so it’s important to us,” he said. “We wouldn’t be in business without the support of our community and we try a lot to give that support back out to them, so it means the world.” The cause of the fire is still under investigation. VESTAL (WBNG) — Late last week, flames ripped through the Vestal Home Central location on Stage Street. “It was really important that we had to go forward solution for them, so we brought all of the employees over here to Owego or our Candor location,” said Rennells. Now, Rennells and Home Central are vowing to give back. “They’ve got families to feed and we feel like we do good in the community.” The fire broke out Thursday afternoon. “It was a gut punch. It hurt. It didn’t seem real. I was actually out of town at the time at a buying show and you feel helpless, you’re so far away from home. We got back as quick as we could and started to take care of all of the pieces that we needed to to rebuild,” said Rennells. Thankfully, nobody was hurt. In the meantime, Rennells encourages people to come out to both the Owego and Candor locations. “We’re going to rebuild. We’ll be back. As quick as they let us,” said Rennells. While employees made it out safely, they were hit with the uncertainty of having a job.last_img read more

first_imgKick off 7:45pm The FA said in a statement: “We are pleased to confirm that following discussions with the relevant authorities next Wednesday’s UEFA Nations League fixture against Iceland will go ahead at Wembley Stadium.”The Department for Transport said in a statement: “The government has also announced a limited exemption for a small number of Danish and Icelandic national football players to travel from the UK to Copenhagen and back, without the need to self-isolate, to take part in upcoming international football fixtures. England will be allowed to play the UEFA Nations League match against Iceland at Wembley on Wednesday.The national stadium will host England’s final Group A2 game after the UK Government gave the Iceland squad “elite athlete exemption” to fulfil the fixture.- Advertisement – Entry from Denmark is currently banned for non-British residents after a new strain of coronavirus – thought to have originated in mink farms – was found in the country.The FA had lobbied the Government for “elite athlete exemption” on Iceland’s behalf, which will allow them to enter the UK under strict rules.Albania was another option put forward by UEFA, but the FA has confirmed the national stadium in London can now host the match.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – “This temporary and extremely limited exemption will allow the relevant players and essential staff support to be exempt from the new requirements and will help reduce any disruption for England’s upcoming Nations League fixtures.”- Advertisement – Wednesday 18th November 7:00pmlast_img read more

first_imgCruise ships Thus, according to the data from the official website of the Port of Dubrovnik Authority, 58 ships will enter Dubrovnik in the mentioned period, which should bring about 70.000 passengers, or a tolerable 460 passengers on average per day. But let’s go in order. Image by Ivan Bagic from Pixabay Flights will not return to normal until March next year, when all seven destinations will re-establish continuity in rotations towards Dubrovnik. According to available information, out of a total of about 50 hotels, about 10 of them should be open in Dubrovnik during the winter, possibly slightly less, while the capacities in private accommodation will be mostly closed. The exception is about 10 days between Christmas and the Feast of the Three Kings, when better occupancy is expected, so in that period can be expected to put on the market a larger number of capacities in private accommodation. Dubrovnik is one of the Croatian destinations that has all the realistic prerequisites for extending the tourist season.  If there are no events in the destination, at least according to the state of the CALENDAR OF EVENTS at the end of November, then it is completely logical that there is no interest in the destination, which consequently leads to a lack of winter airlines. Also, why the CALENDAR OF EVENTS if it is not harmonized between the competent institutions? Although it is difficult to get accurate data, it is estimated that out of a total of more than 600 catering facilities, by the end of the DUBROVNIK WINTER FESTIVAL (November 30.11.2019, 06.01.2020 – January 50, XNUMX), a smaller number will be open. Thus, only about XNUMX restaurants should be open. It is also to be expected that after the end of the FESTIVAL, most of them will close their doors, mostly by the beginning of March next year. Just for comparison, Venice, with which Dubrovnik is often compared, will be directly connected to a total of 60 world destinations in the same period. The question arises, how should a casual traveler cope in such a confusing situation? Respecting the effort and effort that the City of Dubrovnik is investing in order to make positive changes, objectively there is still a lot of room for better winter business. The key lies in the agreement of the public and private sectors, their joint agreement on the strategic goal that Dubrovnik must have a year-round tourism business. Continuously. The action plan that would follow should define tasks, activities, mutual obligations with the corresponding schedule of activities… Honest approach to this issue, creating an experience in the destination and better air connectivity would, among other things, certainly create the preconditions for such, better winter business. Regarding the number of destinations with which Dubrovnik will be connected by direct flights during the winter period 2019/2020, it is a total of seven. Here we are talking about an identical number of destinations compared to last year, not a single new one, with the difference that Madrid was “dropped” from the list, but now Athens is appearing in Greece. However, what is worrying are the interruptions in rotations in the period when they should be the least, and that is the period of January and February. Namely, there were not so many long breaks last winter in the same period. Thus, Vueling from Barcelona interrupts its rotations towards Dubrovnik in the period 06.01.2020-15.02.2020, which makes a total of 41 days, then again British Airways in the period from 14.01.2020 – 11.02.2020, which makes a total of 29 days, Vueling from Athens in the period 05.01.2020 – 24.02.2020, ie a total of 50 days, while Vueling from Rome interrupts its rotations towards Dubrovnik in the period from 08.01.2020 – 15.02.2020, which makes a total of 38 days. Nominally, Dubrovnik will be connected to seven world destinations during the winter period 2019/2020, while in reality during November and December 2019 there will be occasional interruptions in rotations from several destinations, while during January and February next year the interruptions will be more significant. , so that in that period Dubrovnik will remain continuously connected by direct airlines with only 3 world destinations, namely Frankfurt, Istanbul and Warsaw. For cruises in the period November 2019 – March 2020, the ships will enter Dubrovnik with reduced intensity and no higher numbers are expected, which is expected for the mentioned period. Approaching the end of November, the question arises as to what and how much has been done in order to be as ready as possible for the Dubrovnik tourist winter. How many, in fact, new direct winter airlines have been established, how many hotels and restaurants will be open during the winter, how many and what kind of events, how many ships will dock for cruises during that period…? Photo: Pixabay.com Istanbul and Frankfurt are significant regional hubs (HUB network of lines), through which Dubrovnik is accessible to guests from remote parts of the world during the winter. However, compared to direct air connectivity, connectivity via such hubs implies, among other things, higher travel costs, which ultimately increases the cost of the overall arrangement per passenger. Photo: Pixabay.com According to all of the above, an average Dubrovnik tourist winter awaits us, without a dramatically larger increase in the volume of work compared to previous years. The greatest intensity of work should traditionally take place between Christmas and the Feast of the Three Kings, followed by a decline in the fact that the DUBROVNIK WINTER FESTIVAL will close its doors. Hotels Restaurants Given the already mentioned situation around direct winter lines and calendar of events, it remains to be seen how many winter physical indicators will be in question, and whether the planned number of beds will be sufficient to accommodate all guests who intend to visit Dubrovnik in winter. AUTHOR: Tonći Skvrce Direct winter flights Unfortunately, when it comes to winter direct air connectivity, another post-season was missed without concrete initiatives aimed at increasing the number of direct winter air routes, which objectively leaves no preconditions for a significant increase in physical and financial indicators. Following this, the City of Dubrovnik has designed a very clear CALENDAR OF EVENTS, which can be found on their website. However, although it is already the end of November, the CALENDAR OF EVENTS for the period 01.11. 2019 – 31.03. 2020 is still half empty, with the proviso that in the period from 05.01.2019 – 31.03.2019 there is not a single planned event. To make the confusion bigger, the CALENDAR OF EVENTS on the pages of the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik does not correspond to the one on the pages of the City of Dubrovnik, which is further confusing. It remains to be seen whether individual tour operators, as announced, will have a reason to “raise” charters to Dubrovnik, what volume will be discussed, and what can Dubrovnik expect from these operations at all? Calendar of winter events Until such an agreement is reached, we are left with missed opportunities for the realization of jobs of lower intensity during the winter, but jobs of continuity. Instead of better ones, half-results thus become generally accepted. What else to say but – a shame. It is to be hoped that the situation from previous years will not be repeated, when visitors to the historic core had problems finding open catering facilities during January and February. Conclusion Comparing the number of rotations, it is clear that November and December 2019 will have a slightly higher number of rotations compared to the same period in 2018, which is great. Namely, during the same period last year, Vueling from Barcelona had major interruptions in rotations, a total of 45 days in a “piece”, British Airlines from London a total of 35 days, and Vueling from Rome a total of 45 days. According to official data from the Dubrovnik Airport website, there will also be interruptions in rotations this November and December, but less. Thus, only British Airlines will have a longer break lasting a total of 32 days in a row (November 07.11 – December 08.12.2019, 10), while Vueling from Barcelona will have a break in rotations to Dubrovnik of XNUMX days in mid-November this year. As for the winter of 2019/2020, it is clear from all the above that the preconditions for better physical and financial results will only be partially met. As for open restaurants, it is expected that most of them will close as the year progresses, regardless of the stimulating decision of the City of Dubrovnik regarding the exemption from paying rent for public areas of caterers who are mainly engaged in serving food (restaurants, taverns, pizzerias) in the historic core, if they carry out their activities from 1 December 2019 to 29 February 2020. A prerequisite for any meaningful business during the winter period, in parallel with the establishment of a network of winter direct lines, should be quality programs, national and international cultural and other projects, which would be the reason for the arrival of guests at the destination. Cover photo: Jaxson Bryden from Pexels.comlast_img read more

first_imgCategories: Editorial, OpinionI have a New Year’s confession.I retweeted President Donald Trump with approval, not something I had expected to do, especially on the subject of Iran.But Trump has been right to get behind the brave Iranian protesters calling for political and economic change. These are the largest popular protests since the Iranian uprising in 2009 against a fraudulent election. I was in an enormous crowd (estimated in the millions) that marched from Tehran’s Enghelab (Revolution) Square to Azadi (Freedom) Square three days after the vote.Fear evaporated in that throng.I asked a young woman to whom I’d been talking what her name was. “My name is Iran,” she replied. The memory still gives me goose bumps.For a few days, the Islamic republic stood on a knife’s edge.I have often asked myself what would have happened if Mir Hussein Moussavi, the leader of the reformist Green Movement who was later placed under house arrest, had told that crowd to march on the seats of power in the name of the ballot box over theocratic whim.Signs of disarray were palpable before the regime led by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cracked down through the thugs of the Basij militia. The tweet in question read:  As I wrote at the time, “There’s nothing more repugnant than seeing women being hit by big men armed with clubs and the license of the state.”In Tehran, then, the silence of the Obama White House was deafening: too little, too late. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed regret over this in 2014.Excessive caution was the mother of the Obama administration’s worst failures, not least in Syria.The slippery slope school of foreign policy has its limitations. Inaction, in the name of the ninth unanswerable “And then what?” question from the president, is as emphatic a statement as action.President Vladimir Putin, among other American rivals, took note.So Trump — even if he understands little or nothing of Iran, even if his talk of Iranian “human rights” sounds hollow from a sometime advocate of torture, even if his support of the Iranian people today is grotesque from the man who has wrongheadedly barred most Iranians from entering the United States — is right to speak up in solidarity and tweet that the “wealth of Iran is being looted” by a “brutal and corrupt Iranian regime.” It is.Given where American-Iranian relations stand, there is not much downside to this bluntness. The Revolution that promised Iranians freedom in 1979 has withered.The monopoly of force will probably be enough to sustain the Islamic republic.A crackdown is probable at some point. The real crisis of the regime will likely come at the moment of Khamenei’s succession.Still, the courage of Iranians should never be underestimated, nor the deep roots of their quest for freedom, and anything is possible.What has not changed since 2009 is the bravery of Iranians.I watched in awe as women stood their ground and faced down baton-wielding police officers.Today, protesters are chanting that Khamenei should go. They are chanting death to the Revolutionary Guards. They are chanting, “Independence, freedom, Iranian republic.” Among the most powerful slogans of demonstrators have been those expressing fury at money wasted in Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere when President Hassan Rouhani had promised jobs, not more of the surrogate wars of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.The demonstrations, this time, are different.They are smaller, but more widespread. They reflect the economic woes of the working class more than middle-class disaffection.They are happening, as Karim Sadjadpour has pointed out in The Atlantic, in an Iran of 48 million smartphones, against fewer than 1 million in 2009 (which is why the regime is trying to block the hugely popular Telegram messaging app).They originated in Mashhad and went on to Qom, two traditional regime strongholds — a sign of the regime’s ideological bankruptcy.The West-leaning middle class, fed up with the hypocrisy of the mullahs, has long sought political change.But the working class has been a pillar of the regime — manipulated with handouts and slogans. If they have shifted now, all the aging Khamenei has left is the Revolutionary Guards and the Basij. Trump’s White House should keep up the pressure.It should bring European allies in behind its condemnation and warnings.It should stop berating the nuclear deal, which gave Iranians hope and deprives the regime of a convenient scapegoat (it could always say times were hard because of Western sanctions).It should not, whatever happens, impose new sanctions: They only benefit the Revolutionary Guards.And it should learn, finally, that Iran is not, as Steve Bannon told Joshua Green, “like the fifth century — completely primeval” — but rather a sophisticated society of deep culture full of unrealized promise better served by engagement than estrangement.Roger Cohen is an op-ed columnist with the International New York Times.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account press-freedom press-freedom-in-Indonesia omnibus-bill-on-job-creation Press-Council AJI Linkedin Forgot Password ? Media groups have questioned the proposed revisions to the Press Law set out in the omnibus bill on job creation, fearing that the new provisions will lead to a setback in press freedom.The Press Council said on Thursday that the government had not consulted them about the bill.“[The government] should have spoken with the Press Council and other stakeholders if they wanted to make a revision to the press law. But we have not been involved to date,” Press Council member in charge of complaint and press ethics enforcement Arif Zulkifli told The Jakarta Post Thursday.Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) advocacy chief Gading Yonggarditya said public participation was a legal aspect of the legislative process.The omnibus bill seeks to amend Article 11 and 18 of Law No. 40/1999 on the press.Article 11 of the Press Law states foreign investmen… Topics :last_img read more

first_imgBruins had said on Wednesday that he had “suffered from faintness from exhaustion and intensive weeks”, but that he was feeling better and would return to work.The government of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has been under pressure over what critics called an initially slow response to the COVID-19 outbreak.Rutte has since ordered schools, bars and restaurants shut to respond to the crisis. The Netherlands has reported 2,460 cases including 76 deaths. The prime minister went to a supermarket on Thursday to promise Dutch people that there would be no shortages of one key commodity: toilet paper. The Dutch medical care minister resigned on Thursday after collapsing from what he said was exhaustion during a debate in parliament on the coronavirus outbreak.Bruno Bruins, whose responsibilities included dealing with the pandemic, fainted while standing at a lectern in parliament on Wednesday night and had to be helped to his feet.”The king has granted this resignation in the most honorable manner… with gratitude for the many and important services rendered” by Bruins, said a royal palace statement. “We have enough… we can all poop for ten years,” Rutte said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Diogo Dalot has been impressed by Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s leadership (Getty Images)Diogo Dalot has credited Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with creating a more positive atmosphere at Manchester United as well as instructing his team to play with greater attacking freedom since taking charge in December.Solskjaer stretched his unbeaten record in the Premier League to ten games with a 0-0 draw against Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday, while he has tasted defeat just once in 14 matches against PSG in the Champions League.Five of Dalot’s 11 appearances for Manchester United have come during Solskjaer’s time in charge, although the Portuguese right-back has found himself behind stand-in captain Ashley Young in recent games.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe 19-year-old was signed by Jose Mourinho in a £17.5m deal from FC Porto last summer and while he appeared reluctant to criticise his former manager, he suggested that results on the pitch prove that United have got better under his successor.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySpeaking to Sky Sports, Dalot said: ‘The biggest difference was the atmosphere we had inside the locker room.‘I think the tactical parts too, the game we are playing, we play more to the forward part, so I think we changed a couple things and hopefully, we can still change a little bit more because we are not perfect.‘It wasn’t wrong [under Mourinho], but I think when you change coach there is something which changes for itself, it’s not something about the coach, something [you think]: ‘We changed the manager, OK, now we need to change ourselves, too.’‘I think we changed for better when we get the results we’ve got.’Under Solskjaer, United have revitalised their chances of finishing top-four and securing Champions League football for next season, although this weekend’s results mean they are currently a fifth and a point behind Arsenal in fourth.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Diogo Dalot highlights the two key differences at Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Metro Sport ReporterMonday 25 Feb 2019 5:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link126Sharescenter_img Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img November 21, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf   SHARE  TWEET From the Wolf Family Recipe Box: Magical Date Nut Bars By: First Lady Frances Wolf First Lady Frances Wolf,  Holidays,  The Blog This recipe from the bestselling book Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer was a favorite of my mother’s. She always and only served this nut bar treat during the holidays. The sugar on top made it seem magical and gave it that other worldly sense.We continue the tradition in our home for our children and family. This holiday season, we invite your family to try this Wolf family holiday tradition. Enjoy!P.S. See recipes we’ve shared from the past two Thanksgivings: Wolf Family Apple Crisp Recipe (2016) and Family Stuffing Recipe from Wolf and Donnelly Families (2015).Wolf Family Date Nut Bar Recipe1 cup of sugar3 eggs⅞ cups of all purpose flour1 teaspoon of double acting baking powder⅛ teaspoon of salt¼ teaspoon of ground cloves¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon½ teaspoon of allspice1 teaspoon of vanilla extract2 cups of chopped dates1 cup broken nuts (choose your favorite)Confectioners’ sugarPreheat oven to 325°F. In a bowl, sift sugar. In another bowl beat 3 eggs until light. Mix sugar into egg mix.Then add 7/8 cup all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon double acting baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon allspice, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat all the ingredients until they are well blended.Now add 2 cups chopped dates and 1 cup broken nuts.Pour the batter into a greased and floured 9×13 inch pan. Bake for about 25 minutes.When the pan is cool, cut into bars. Finally, roll each bar in confectioners’ sugar and serve. SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Loading… Former England coach, Sam Allardyce, can see Pep Guardiola quitting Manchester City for Juventus. “Then he has three seasons there and comes to Manchester City. “He’s had some great years at Manchester City now and Italy is another challenge. “So he looks like it’s a bit of,’I need to go to Italy and challenge myself there and show them what I can do in that country’. “Which is massive in football terms, like it is in Germany and England and Spain, so that challenge for him runs along a line a bit like what Jose Mourinho has done. “Portugal, Chelsea, Milan, Madrid and now Jose is back where most like to be, in the Premier League. Read Also:Allardyce defends Pickford after street fight “It’ll be sad to lose Guardiola because he has brought so much to the Premier League in his time and we’re all better off for him.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Allardyce has launched the Sam Allardyce Podcast on YouTube and in episode one he discusses the Italian giant’s interest in Manchester City’s manager. Asked if Juve will be able to lure Guardiola, Big Sam said: “I think so. If you look at Pep, we were all surprised he left Barcelona. “He’s a Barcelona man, he’s born and bred and he has been through the playing days and coaching behind the scenes with the youngsters, and then the top job, and then he wins the Champions League, La Liga on a regular basis and then goes: ‘Boosh! I’m having a year off.’ “He decided Germany was the next adventure and what was impressive about Pep was that he could speak German. “That year he took off he taught himself how to speak German, so when he first went he knew how to communicate, which is very important if you go abroad.Advertisement Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketThe Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldlast_img read more

first_imgThe Jennings County Panthers eek out a close 172-175 win over The Batesville Bulldogs in Boys Varsity Golf action.Batesville’s Current Overall Record: 23-17. EIAC Record (Duals/Tri/Quad Meets Only): 3-1Next Event: May 10th vs. South Dearborn and East Central at South Dearborn.Courtesy of Bulldogs Boys Golf Coach Ben Siefert.last_img

first_img Published on April 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ For Katie Hursey, this weekend is one that has remained highlighted, circled and underlined on the calendar for a very long time. With the anticipation piling up, Hursey can’t help but feel a few butterflies in her stomach. But in Hursey’s mind, that’s a good thing. ‘I’m usually pretty nervous right before the race,’ Hursey said. ‘But it works. Usually, when I’m not nervous is when I don’t do well. I think it’s just adrenaline. Once the gun goes off, I’m able to breathe.’The Big East Outdoor Championships begin this Friday in Cincinnati. With the meet just a few days away and Syracuse looking to improve its ninth- (men) and 12th- (women) place finishes last season, runners have been looking forward to this weekend all season. And good health and calm nerves will be two things on the minds of the team before they begin the meet.Hursey is coming off her best time of the season at the Penn Relays this past weekend in the 4×1500-meter relay event with a split of 4:26.9. Riding a bit of recent momentum, she is eyeing a top-three finish in the 5000-meter run this weekend.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd Hursey isn’t the only one coming into the meet prepared and confident, looking forward to the opportunities this weekend presents. ‘I try not to think much about anything unless it’s about the race,’ graduate sprinter Antoine Clark said. ‘I try to visualize my race and I try to visualize myself being aggressive. I try to visualize me winning the race. I wouldn’t say meditate, I would say focus.’Clark, whose 10.84 and 22.06 marks in the 100- and 200-meter dash events this past weekend at the Cornell Big Red Invitational earned him qualifying trips to both the Big East championship and IC4A Outdoor Championships, understands the value of late-season preparation. For Clark, the Cornell meet was the last confidence builder of the season. He knows he needs to hold himself to a higher standard to reach his full potential in the conference championships.In regard to this weekend, Clark is focusing on being more aggressive at the start of the race to ensure stronger times and smoother finishes. That’s the primary focus as he attempts to help SU improve upon last season’s results.‘I want to go there and do pretty well,’ Clark said. ‘I’m looking (to) set a standard for myself for everything after that meet. I’m going to have to be much more aggressive, whether I have faster people in my heats or not. It’s up to me. That’s how it’s always been and that’s how it will be.’As a current sophomore making his second trip to the conference championships, hurdler Matthew Callanan feels much more confident getting ready for big events his second time around. He is able to center himself for longer, and staying cool before a race has come much more naturally.‘During my warmups, I try to build up to the race and to a point where I’m mentally excited and ready to run,’ Callanan said. ‘Then right before, I take a minute to clear my mind and relax. There’s nothing more you can do, so just get ready to run fast.’Since competing in more collegiate events, Callanan is getting better at channeling feelings of excitement before a race and being able to eliminate pressure to perform. This weekend, he is looking to match his 14.84 qualifying mark in the 110-meter hurdles in hopes of reaching the finals. Whether you’re a sprinter, hurdler or long-distance runner, keeping control of your nerves is always the first order of business. Assistant coach Dave Hegland is a big advocate of maintaining a cool head. ‘There’s some technical things that just don’t happen when you’re tensed up,’ Hegland said. ‘One thing you don’t want to do is try and do something out of the ordinary. We want to go in there and represent Syracuse really well.’[email protected]center_img Commentslast_img read more

first_imgCHICAGO — Ronnie Arrow felt the itch. Having sat out from coaching for two years on a self-imposed sabbatical, the former South Alabama coach was ready to get back to coaching. He and his wife decided by the time their brand-new house was built, he would have a job back on the sidelines.”I was hungry; I was out of coaching for two years,” Arrow said. “My spark was back, and I was ready to go.” Right on cue, with his new home only three weeks from completion, Arrow — with a little help from his friend Tim Floyd — was hired as the new head coach of upstart Texas A&M Corpus Christi.When No. 2-seeded Wisconsin takes the floor Friday afternoon against No. 15 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, the Badgers will be taking on an opponent that has built itself up from nothing in only nine years. “That’s very impressive. It says a lot about the coach and the coaching staff and the players that are there, how focused they are, how willing they are to buy into the system,” UW senior guard Kammron Taylor said. “Probably a couple years ago, nobody would ever have thought they would be here. So it’s a good story to see them here playing in the tournament.”Just nine years ago, TAMUCC didn’t even have a basketball team. They only had a dream, a hope of one day hosting big time college basketball. That dream comes true Friday, as the Islanders — in only their eighth year of play, and in just their first year of non-independent status — have reached the small-school mountaintop: the NCAA tournament.”We are very thrilled to be here; we paved the way to be here,” said senior Taurean Mitchell, a native of Corpus Christi. “I’ve been here four years. [Now] we have a chance.”It wasn’t easy starting from scratch. “This program has been my baby, from the embryo stage on to now,” Arrow said. “Nine years ago, we had nothing. We had no logo; we didn’t have pencils and papers. I was in four different offices. … We had nothing.”Nothing but a coach. Next, the school needed a team. That part wasn’t too difficult, as the island university in many ways sells itself.”Our university is on an island right on the Gulf of Mexico,” Arrow said. “They can go 25 yards out of their apartments and catch supper. It’s a beautiful, beautiful place. We can sell Texas A&M Corpus Christi.”Senior guard Josh Ervin put it a little bit differently.”It’s really sunny, we’ve got some great weather, pretty ladies and everything,” Ervin said. Once the school had players and a coach, they needed a place to play. That’s when things really got hard. Playing in an ice rink with a floor over it in a chilly make-shift arena referred to by Arrow as “The Cold Dome” — cold enough to see your breath — the Islanders weren’t exactly playing in Madison Square Garden. “We’d drive-by recruits,” Arrow said. “We’d say ‘That’s where we play,’ and keep on going. There was no way we were showing them that place.”The team finally received a more fitting home in 2004, when the American Bank Center was completed, with the team playing its first game there Nov. 6.”It may not be as big, but it’s nice as any place in the country,” Arrow said. The school had a coach, a team and now an arena. Now they needed success. While playing in the purgatory that is Division-I Independent play, the Islanders had flirted with .500 in their first five years. However, in the 2004-05 season, the team won 20 games, and then repeated the following season, becoming the first Independent school since Notre Dame in 1989 to accomplish the feat. But for all of its hard work, all Corpus Christi could get as a reward was a long vacation, something the Islanders would gladly trade for an invitation to a post-season tournament. Despite the 20-win seasons, an invitation didn’t come.”The guys who came to our university the past eight years had no chance,” Arrow said. “For the past two years, we were the first Independent since ’89 with Notre Dame … to have back-to-back 20-win seasons, but we didn’t have a chance to get into [the postseason].”The players were equally frustrated.”The first three years I was here that we weren’t in a conference, we went 20-8 and still didn’t get a bid anywhere,” Ervin said. “We really wanted to prove to a lot of people that Texas A&M Corpus Christi can really play some basketball.”This year, the Islanders get their chance, gaining admission to the Southland conference. The team promptly showed its gratitude for being added to the league by going 26-6, taking the regular-season Southland title, winning the conference tournament and stealing the automatic-bid to the NCAA tournament in just its first year.”We are so appreciative of being able to get into the Southland Conference,” Arrow said. “We don’t want to wait for any more committees to invite us; we invited ourselves.”Now, Corpus Christi finds itself in a dream position, with the chance, finally, to dance and to knock off one of the nation’s premier schools. “This is a one-shot deal; this isn’t a series and on any given night,” Arrow added. “We understand that in the history of the NCAA tournament only four times has a 15 (seed) beat a two (seed), and we hope to be No. 5.”The Badgers realize their opponent cannot be taken lightly at all, or else UW could find itself as the latest seemingly impossible mission accomplished by TAMUCC.”Our eyes are open. It’s not like a non-conference game or a regular-season game; … anyone can knock you out,” senior forward Alando Tucker said. “You can’t overlook any opponent, and we recognize that.”In truth, it would be an act of pure wonderment for Wisconsin to overlook a program that has to garner so much respect for the amazing job of rising not from the ashes, but from the dirt itself to become an NCAA tournament team. “You do it with hard work and perseverance and because in America you can,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said.Nine years ago, Arrow was working on completing a house. Now he is looking to complete building his program. The Badgers had better be ready.”I know and respect the job that they do,” said Arrow. “But we’re comin’ to play.”last_img read more

first_imgUW\’s Keaton Nankivil gets a hand on a jump ball, while guard Trevon Hughes watches to the right. Hughes played only 24 minutes after picking up two early fouls in the first half of Wisconsin\’s win.[/media-credit]When the Wisconsin offense struggled recently, it seemed as if it were only a matter of time until the Badgers would find their rhythm and go on a hot shooting streak.That time came Tuesday night.On a night when No. 5 Michigan State shot just 37 percent overall and 22.2 percent from beyond the arc, the 16th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers made better than 50 percent of their shots and 34.6 from 3-point land.After shooting as low as 34 percent from the field and 16.7 percent beyond the arc against Michigan on Jan. 20, the Badgers have shot better of late, hitting more than 40 percent of their shots in the four games.Never one to overreact to something positive or negative, UW head coach Bo Ryan noted that shooting streaks are simply a part of the game of basketball.“Some games we can’t buy a bucket early, some games you get on a little run,” Ryan said. “You just have to stay even-keeled with your players. And the players have to stay that way and have to believe that if we get an open look, we’re going to shoot it.”Wisconsin had plenty of open looks in both halves, but the Badgers were especially effective before halftime.On 15 first-half attempts, UW shot 40 percent, hitting six threes. Michigan State, on the other hand, missed its only 3-point attempt in the first half.Coupled with 15-of-27 shooting overall before the break, the Badgers’ hot hand gave them a 38-23 lead over the Tom Izzo-led Spartans, which entered the game a perfect 9-0 in Big Ten play.As they have in the past against highly ranked opponents, Wisconsin jumped out to an impressive lead early, pushing the score to 10-1 in the first four minutes before MSU made a field goal in the game.“It got the crowd into the game and threes are better than dunks because dunks only count two and threes count three,” Izzo said. “Early, we have to look to ourselves, give them credit, they made open shots… [but] for whatever reason, we didn’t play with the energy we normally play with defensively.”Making the Badgers’ hot shooting even more surprising is the fact senior guard and captain Trevon Hughes sat out the final 16:57 of the half after picking up his second foul.In that way, the Wisconsin-Michigan State matchup took on a similar feel to the Badgers’ win over then-No. 4 Purdue on Jan. 9. Against the Boilermakers, Hughes went out within the first five minutes as well, forcing fellow guards Jordan Taylor and Jason Bohannon to step up and carry the load.They did just that, scoring 12 points apiece in the first half.According to Taylor, the team never doubted itself when Hughes went out just over three minutes into the game.“We just try to stay aggressive and try to make something happen.”One play in particular that demonstrated just how well the night was going for the Badgers offensively came late in the second half when Taylor hit a contested three as the shot clock wound down.Bohannon dribbled around for much of the possession trying to find a shot or an open teammate. Finally, with under five to shoot, he found Taylor on a pass that was nearly intercepted by an MSU defender before the 6-foot-1 guard from Bloomington, Minn., hit the 3-point attempt to make it 58-42 and all but seal the UW victory.According to Bohannon, his pass was one that assistant coach Howard Moore criticized as he let it go, but ended up working out for the Badgers.“I was trying to make a play and see what happened. … I saw Jordan out of the corner of my eye and I threw it as quick as I could,” Bohannon said. “I usually don’t hear things on the floor, but I heard Coach Moore yelling at me in the background, ‘What kind of pass was that?’“Luckily [Taylor] got it, and it wasn’t picked and went the other way and Jordan hit a three.”Wisconsin’s aggressiveness, along with excellent shooting all night, allowed the Badgers to overcome two things that usually lead to losses: a lack of both rebounds and free throws.As in two of their three Big Ten losses, the Badgers were outrebounded by the Spartans — by a margin of 33-26 — and shot fewer free throws (four) than Michigan State made (13) in the game, a stat that is typically reversed when UW plays at the Kohl Center.Wisconsin made up for its poor performance on the boards and lack of trips to the line with its usual excellent ball security. Heading into the game, UW led the nation with only 9.4 turnovers per game, while Taylor’s +3.89 assist-to-turnover ratio also is the nation’s best.The Badgers turned the ball over just five times in the game Tuesday night, compared to 13 for Michigan State. As a result, UW finished with a 17-4 advantage in points off turnovers.“When you get 17-5 assist-to-turnover ratios and they’re 11-13, that’s 13 times they’re not getting a shot at the basket and only five for us,” Taylor said. “You just try to make the right decision and… it’s pretty easy when (Ryan) pretty much tells us what to do.”last_img read more

first_img“I can’t help you.”The words sent ice down her spine. Then-junior Kelsey Reinhardt sat across the desk from Dr. TJ Rai, a psychiatrist who was supposed to have all the answers. He was at a loss for words. He didn’t know what to tell her.Reinhardt had spent seven years hiding — hiding an eating disorder and an addiction to exercise — and she was done. Now, she just wanted to get better. And he was telling her that he couldn’t help.Rai explained that without inpatient treatment, it would be nearly impossible to administer proper care to Reinhardt. Already underweight, she had lost 10 pounds in the three weeks leading up to sorority recruitment. Every effort she made over the past two years at USC to shed the eating disorder had failed.To change, Reinhardt needed to get out.“I was the kid who loved school, who never even thought it was an option to not go to school,” Reinhardt said. “To consider taking a semester off … That was terrifying to me. It just wasn’t done. It wasn’t even on my radar.”She made the decision on a Friday — she needed a break. That morning, Reinhardt contacted her adviser and began filing for a leave of absence. The next week, she informed each of her professors in person that she was leaving to seek inpatient treatment. She told only a few close friends, then packed her clothes and left her life behind.That day was the beginning of a transformation for Reinhardt. Now a senior, she credits her ongoing recovery from anorexia and depression to the inpatient treatment she received during her leave of absence.According to David Glasgow, assistant vice provost for undergraduate programs, 273 undergraduate students take leaves of absence from USC each year. This makes up about 1.4 percent of the undergraduate population. Yet students such as Reinhardt who do take a leave find that this time off has the potential to be life-changing.For Reinhardt, it was a period of growth, of refocusing. She first developed an eating disorder as a freshman in high school. Throughout high school, her sense of self-worth intertwined itself with the way she viewed her weight.It didn’t matter how much weight she lost. When Reinhardt looked in the mirror, she saw a body that was still too fat. By the time she came to USC, Reinhardt’s eating disorder was the axis of her life.“When you have an eating disorder, it’s like another person, someone who’s not you but who controls a huge part of your life,” Reinhardt said. “It was the focus of my life. It gave me control, it gave me this feeling that if I could control this part of who I was, I could succeed.”In her sophomore year, Reinhardt was depressed and fatigued from malnutrition. In an attempt to improve her situation, Reinhardt threw herself into her academics and her sorority life. But staying busy only made it easier to rationalize the continuation of the disorder that was tearing her apart.The secret had become too heavy to carry around on a day-to-day basis. During Thanksgiving break, Reinhardt’s parents finally asked what was wrong. She told them everything. They had no way to completely understand what was going on inside their daughter’s brain. But they tried, and Reinhardt loved them for the support they gave.“With my family, it was a lot of educating at first,” Reinhardt said. “My dad would tell me to just eat more, to just put on some weight. They didn’t have the slightest idea what to do, they just knew that we had to do something, we had to change this.”What came next was a long series of failed attempts to find a solution.First, Reinhardt tried a combination of meeting with a dietician and non-specialized therapist for seven months. It wasn’t enough. Reinhardt wasn’t tracking her weight, but she didn’t need to see a number on the scale to know that she wasn’t improving. So she moved on to the next option, intensive outpatient therapy.Her time in this program lasted for only a week. At the end of the week, the program director told her that there was nothing outpatient treatment could do for Reinhardt. She needed constant monitoring to restructure her eating and exercise habits.So in October of her sophomore year, Reinhardt left behind her life at USC and checked into Center for Discovery, an intensive inpatient treatment facility.“I was too far gone at that point,” Reinhardt said. “I needed time where all I was thinking about, all I was focused on, was getting better. I needed time more than anything else.”Reinhardt left with a single intention — to rid herself of the eating disorder that had dominated the last six years of her life. This is the type of action that is suggested by counselors at the Engemann Health Center when students take a leave of absence.Dr. Kelly Greco, the Engemann Center’s interim assistant director of outreach services, believes that students should only take the break when their mental health concerns threaten their ability to function as a student. At that time, she hopes that students will use their time off for appropriate therapy or treatment programs.“It’s critical for the student to be doing what is best in order to return them to a state where they can come back to school and succeed as quickly as possible,” Greco said. “That means surrounding themselves with positive people and seeking whatever treatment they need. It’s a purposeful break.”Reinhardt’s time off was intentional, exactly as Greco would hope. For three months, she lived alongside other women with eating disorders. At Center for Discovery, every meal was planned. Each day revolved around intense therapy sessions focused on reshaping the way Reinhardt approached her lifestyle.When she returned to USC in the spring, life felt off-kilter at first, but Reinhardt felt a new sense of motivation. She studied abroad in Italy over the summer and took on the position of vice president of recruitment for her sorority. She stayed healthy. The time off had made its impact.Though she’s made improvements, Reinhardt emphasizes that she isn’t “fixed.” She’s still working to bring certain foods that she had forbidden herself from eating — french fries, meats — back into her diet. But for Reinhardt, this process would never have started without taking time to focus on her mental health.Most importantly, Reinhardt is happy now.“I don’t want to think where I would be today if I hadn’t taken that time off,” Reinhardt said. “It gave me a chance to breathe. I didn’t want the eating disorder, [and] I still don’t want it. I want to be healthy. And you come to a point where you have to choose to put that health ­— that goal of being OK again — you have to put that first.”last_img read more

first_img‘This year’s race will be organised with a gold label template because we have applied for a gold label status for next year’s race,’ said Amodu who is confident organisers will pull off another world class event on May 25,2019.‘We have the experience and the trust by the IAAF that we can deliver a world-class race. Right from the inaugural edition of the race we have proved to be up to the task as far as the technical organisation of the race isconcerned and this was recognised by the IAAF who first granted us a bronze label status in 2015,the first ever in Nigeria nay West Africa.“We also proved we can organise a label event without supervision and the result is the elevation to a silver label status,” he said.Amodu reveals organisers of the race are not unaware of the new changes that have been made to the IAAF Label regulations for 2019 and the fact that all label races must have a minimum of six men and six women from the pool of athletes whose status corresponds to the Label being applied for. This will ensure that a Gold Label race, for example, has at least 12 of the world’s 300 best specialists at that particular distance.“This will make this year’s race the most competitive in the seven year old history of the event. We are going to have a minimum of 12 gold level running athletes for this year’s race and we don’t have to start looking for them all over the world. If we can get all 12 from Kenya, so be it,” he said and believes Nigeria, in no distant future will start having athletes who fall into these categories.”The previous rules obliged label race organisers to have elite athletes from at least five countries. From 2019 that rule will no longer exist, meaning races can, a) focus on building stronger elite fields and b) aspire to a label even with domestic elite athletes who are on the pool of the required status. “Our prayer will be to have many Nigerian athletes who will fall into the gold label category or other labels for other road races in Nigeria that are yet to be granted labels or those who are yet to move from bronze label to the next stage,” he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Today marks 30 days to go until the start of the seventh Okpekpe International 10km Road Race which is scheduled top hold on Saturday, May 25 in Okpekpe, a rural, hilly town in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State.Zack Amodu, the race’s director of organisation has assured of a bigger and better race organised in strict accordance with International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) competition rules.The race, elevated by the IAAF to a silver label status last year will however hold with the aim of getting it upgraded to a first ever gold label road race in West Africa by next year.last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error OAKLAND — The Clippers were not supposed to play as well Thursday as they did in a 40-point rout of Golden State on Monday in the second game of their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series.They also entered the lion’s den that is Oracle Arena knowing full well that the fans there would be as wild and crazy as any home fans they might face. That’s not to mention the Clippers knew they had to win a game on the road after losing homecourt advantage by falling in Game 1 at home.No problem.After withstanding a furious rally by the Warriors that saw them erase all but one point off an 18-point deficit, the Clippers came away with a 98-96 victory over Golden State before a wild crowd of 19,596. The Warriors had one more chance, but Steph Curry missed badly on a 3-point attempt that would have won the game.DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds for the Clippers, tying a franchise record for rebounds in a playoff game. He also blocked five shots.“DeAndre really protected the basket tonight,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.Paul scored 15 points and doled out 10 assists.Thompson led the Warriors with 26 points, Curry had 16 and Draymond Green had 13 points, 11 rebounds and one flagrant 1 foul to match the one taken by the Clippers’ Matt Barnes.“That’s not physical play,” Rivers said, when asked about the physical nature of the game. “That’s something else, and I don’t like either one of them (flagrant fouls).”The Clippers may have homecourt back, but that doesn’t mean Rivers is stoked about it.“No, we have to play better,” he said. “And I told our guys that after the game.”Rivers did not like the very idea that his team had to stave off the Warriors after they had been so dominant the first half of the third quarter before Golden State slowly but surely began to eat away at the Clippers’ lead.“I didn’t think we closed it out well,” Rivers said.Rivers liked the defense Paul played on Curry on the last shot, saying he didn’t think there was any foul.“I think it was a great play,” Rivers said. “I think Steph jumped out to try to draw the foul, but the ref’s not going to bail him out on that play.”With the momentum definitely back in the Clippers’ favor, Warriors coach Mark Jackson said he knows exactly what his team must do now.“Our job is to take care of business Sunday because we have proven we can go over there and win,” he said. The Clippers shot 46.5 percent from the field, 28.6 percent (8 of 28) from 3-point range. The Warriors shot 41.6 percent, just 19.4 percent from beyond the 3-point line.Contributing nicely for the Clippers was Jamal Crawford with 13 points; he made 3 of 6 shots from 3-point range. Warriors fans were going bananas throughout. Jackson talked about that pre-game.“These are the best fans, no secret about that,” he said. “Playoff basketball here is incredible. They’re passionate, energetic and enthusiastic. For the guys that haven’t been in a Warriors uniform prior to this year, it will be brand-new to them, and for the Clippers.“This will be different than it was in L.A., with all due respect. That being said, they (fans) will not score a basket, they won’t get a defensive stop and they won’t get a rebound. But this place will be off the charts as far as the energy in the building.”center_img The Clippers lead the series 2-1 and the teams play again Sunday afternoon.L.A. led 68-50 when J.J. Redick (14 points) buried a 3-pointer with 5:30 to play in the third quarter. When Klay Thompson banked in a six-footer with 4:22 to play, Golden State was within 87-86.But Blake Griffin, who led the Clippers with 32 points and eight rebounds, began a 7-0 Clippers run with a fallaway 17-footer. Chris Paul came back with a 12-footer and then Paul made a 3-pointer, after which he pounded his chest, for a 94-86 lead with 2:40 to play.Leading 94-88, Draymond Green was whistled for a foul on Paul, who stepped to the line and made both free throws for a 96-88 Clippers lead with 1:38 to play, seemingly sealing Golden State’s fate.Not that the Warriors threw in the towel. They again pulled within a point before Paul made one of two free throws for a 98-96 lead with 8.6 seconds left. last_img read more

first_img Emmanuel Sanders injury update: Broncos wideout (Achilles) reveals he had ankle surgery, too Theo Riddick injury update: Broncos running back out 6-8 weeks with shoulder fracture, report says “You always miss coaching, but it’s been five years,” Shanahan said. “I made the decision a long time ago, right when I got fired (by the Redskins), I said if I didn’t get the right job right away, where you had a chance to win a Super Bowl, that I was probably going to do what I’m doing, being a dad, kind of following your son, the organization, being a part of it.”Despite Shanahan being fired by the Broncos after the 2008 season, general manager John Elway — who Shanahan coached in the mid-90s — said Shanahan will always be a member of the Broncos.”Mike’s always been a big part of this organization,” Elway said. “And it’s nice to get him back out, in my mind it was never really closed, but it was nice to get the communication back — I’ve played some golf with Mike … it’s always good to see him out here because I always enjoy talking football with him … glad he was able to come back and know that this is home to him.” After his time in Denver came to an end, Shanahan coached the Redskins from 2010-13, but hasn’t coached since he was fired at the end of the 2013 season after posting a 3-13 record.Shanahan said he does miss coaching, but is content watching from the sideline now and rooting on his son, Kyle.center_img Mike Shanahan said he was gearing up to return as the Broncos’ coach before the 2018 season, but that it “didn’t work out.”Shanahan was watching son Kyle Shanahan, the current 49ers coach, play against the Broncos during Saturday’s joint practice when he made the surprise revelation. “I was close, I was close,” Shanahan said, via ESPN.com. “One thing that has to happen is you all have to be on the same page. One thing you’ve got to make sure of when you are a head football coach that the owner, the GM, the quarterback are all on the same page. And if it doesn’t happen the chances of you winning the Super Bowl aren’t very good. … I had a great conversation with John as everybody knows, it didn’t work out, sometimes it works out for the right reasons.”Shanahan was the coach of the Broncos from 1995-2008, where he led the team to 146-91 record in the regular and postseason. In 1997 and ’98, he pushed Denver to two Super Bowl wins. Related Newslast_img read more

first_imgLovers of auto sport in B&H are waiting for the start of November, when the 7th Rally Jahorina will take place. The last time the rally was held back in 1985.Rally Jahorina 2013 will be organized by the Automobile Club Auto 4×4 and with the help of several local automobile, which has planned a drive through Sarajevo and on mountains Trebević and Jahorina.First Rally Jahorina was held back in 1968 and this year’s rally route will pass through Sarajevo and East Sarajevo. A particularly interesting part of the event will be a ceremonial start on Saturday, 2nd November at 19:00, at the Square of children in Sarajevo, in front of BBI shopping center, where people will be able to see closely the competition cars.This tourist and sports events should be used for the promotion of the Olympic Mountains and the upcoming competitions 2014 and 2017.(Source: Autosport.ba)last_img read more

first_imgWEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWe have drastically different types of QBs as sleepers. You could take old man Philip Rivers, rookie Drew Lock, or previously benched Andy Dalton in favorable matchups if you’re looking for a quarterback stream this week. Our sleeper D/STs and at least two of our TEs are all available on the waiver wire, too. If you read one part of our Week 15 sleepers article, we really, really, really hope it was the Perriman section. Three touchdowns was even better than we could’ve dreamed of. If you followed our Ryan Tannehill advice, that didn’t work out too bad, either. Sony Michel delivered coming off a bad week, and so did Jared Goff (eventually). Even Chris Conley found the end zone twice, and A.J. Brown was the stud we expected.Patrick Laird didn’t work out quite as well, but at least he got touches. Peyton Barber was as pedestrian as usual. And tight end wasn’t great, as Ian Thomas disappointed and David Njoku was a surprise inactive.MORE WEEK 16: Busts | Start ’em, sit ’emWeek 16 Fantasy Sleepers: Running backsTarik Cohen, Bears vs. Chiefs (Billy Heyen). Cohen’s going to be on the field a lot as the Bears very likely get involved in a passing shootout, and coming off eight carries, he might also exploit Kansas City’s poor run defense a couple of times.Adrian Peterson, Redskins vs. Giants (Vinnie Iyer). He seems to get the ball All Day, and the Giants can’t offer much resistance against him all the way through the red zone.Mike Boone, Vikings vs. Packers (Matt Lutovsky). Someone has to start at RB on Monday for the Vikings, and with Dalvin Cook (shoulder) and Alexander Mattison (ribs) banged up, it could be Boone, who ran for 56 yards and a score on 13 carries in relief of Cook last week. The Packers allow the seventh-most fantasy points to RBs, so this is a potential fantasy legend-making spot for Boone. WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 16 Fantasy Football Sleepers: QuarterbacksPhilip Rivers, Chargers vs. Raiders (Heyen). The Raiders continue to have one of the league’s worst pass defenses, and Rivers has a bevy of weapons to work with. The possession passes to Keenan Allen, throws down the seam to Hunter Henry, jump balls to Mike Williams, and screens to Austin Ekeler should add up to a solid day.Andy Dalton, Bengals @ Dolphins (Iyer). He should put some numbers dueling Fitzmagic with his receivers all having good matchups, and there’s no weather worry here.Drew Lock, Broncos vs. Lions (Lutovsky). The Lions have allowed three or more passing TDs in six of the past nine games, and Lock threw for 443 yards and five TDs in his first two (non-snowy) starts. Take advantage of a collapsing Lions defense if you’re in a QB bind. WEEK 16 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPWeek 16 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Wide receiversJustin Watson, Buccaneers vs. Texans (Heyen). Breshad Perriman will get his, but as long as Chris Godwin (hamstring) is out, Watson should see eight-plus targets and produce.Breshad Perriman, Buccaneers vs. Texans (Iyer). He steps into another potential smash spot at home to be Jameis Winston’s most trusted outside target.Russell Gage, Falcons vs. Jaguars (Lutovsky). Gage was shut down in Week 15 against the 49ers, but he’s still the No. 2 receiver in a pass-happy offense. The Jaguars are reeling on defense, so Gage has a good shot to pile up receptions this week. MORE WEEK 16 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderWeek 16 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Tight endsJacob Hollister, Seahawks vs. Cardinals (Heyen). Yes, this is low-hanging (but delicious) fruit. Hollister should be played in every league possible against a defense that’s allowed more than 800 yards and 15 touchdowns to the position this season. Noah Fant, Broncos vs. Lions (Iyer). He can make multiple big plays against a defense giving up a ton and with no safety or linebacker to contain him.O.J. Howard, Buccaneers vs. Texans (Lutovsky). Yes, another Buc. Howard led the team in targets (8) last week, and Houston is allowing the sixth-most fantasy points to TEs. The Bucs throw almost 40 times per game, so there will be plenty of targets to go around. MORE WEEK 16: Waiver pickups | FAAB planning | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tips If you haven’t heard of Mike Boone before this week, that’s understandable. But with Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison hurting, Boone is in position to be a Week 16 sleeper on Monday Night Football with fantasy football championships on the line. Of course, there are other sleepers — and you certainly wouldn’t want to play any busts — but it would take some guts to play Boone. As usual, though, it’s all about matchup and the opportunities, which is why other injury fill-ins like Breshad Perriman and O.J. Howard are listed below.Receivers Justin Watson and Russell Gage are both benefiting from increased opportunities thanks to injuries to Mike Evans/Chris Godwin and Calvin Ridley, respectively, but players don’t necessarily need to injuries for chances to shine. Tarik Cohen, for example, has a favorable matchup and could have the game script turn in his favor.  Week 16 Fantasy Sleepers: DefensesLos Angeles Chargers vs. Raiders (Heyen). Derek Carr was so poor against the Jaguars that he was booed off the field in the Raiders’ final home game in Oakland. The Chargers have a talented enough defense to keep Carr’s struggles going.Indianapolis Colts vs. Panthers (Iyer). Always use defenses going against QBs making their NFL debut, especially when those defenses are at home. Denver Broncos @ Lions (Lutovsky). Over the past four games, Detroit has allowed 15 sacks and 10 takeaways while averaging 15 offensive points per game. Denver has 10 sacks and seven takeaways in that span. With this game in Denver, expect plenty of turnovers.last_img read more

first_imgA South Florida family is searching for answers after their two-year-old daughter came home from her first day at a day care center with second-degree burns.Salma Yemmas and Hudson Michel say they dropped their daughter off to the Exploration Station on Miami Dade College’s North Campus Monday but hours later, they received a concerning phone call.Their daughter’s teacher called Yemmas to ask if she dropped her daughter off with a cut or scratch on her stomach. When Yemmas said no, the teacher told the mother not to worry and that she would take care of it.Several hours after that, day care center called Yemmas again and told her that her daughter needed to be picked up because the wound was not getting any better.Yemmas arrived at the day care to her daughter who she says was cry hysterically.I’d never seen her cry like this,” Yemmas explained. “I lift up her shirt and it’s big — skin peeled off — it’s a big wound.”Yemmas then took her daughter to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital where the staff told her that her daughter suffered a second-degree burn.On top of the diagnosis, Yemmas says she does not know what happened to her daughter because she is too young to remember and the staff who were supposed to be watching her say they did not see what happened.“They’re like, ‘We can’t say it’s a burn because we don’t know what happened.’ I said, ‘You were with my daughter. How do you not know what happened?’” Yemmas said to reporter.“Don’’ just say you don’t know,” Michel added. “You’re getting paid to watch my daughter and other kids.”While the day car declined to comment on the specific situation, they did release a statement say that the safety if their staff and the children are their top priority and that they are currently investigating the incident.last_img read more

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFrom one hoops legend to another, Lyceum of the Philippines University had the enviable situation of hosting two icons in one 24-hour span.First it was Ray Allen on Tuesday evening, then on Wednesday morning it was Robert Jaworski’s turn to visit the Pirates’ grounds.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. TNT snaps Blackwater’s three-win runcenter_img “What the players experienced was up close and personal with Allen and I’m happy for them,” said Robinson Wednesday. “Allen gave them some advice and I know that’s really uplifting for the players.”Allen arrived in the Intramuros campus around 4 p.m. when most of the Pirates have gone to their dorm rooms with just a handful of the roster staying because of classes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The two-time champion, and future Hall of Famer, told those in attendance they “have to work harder because you can’t sneak up on anybody anymore.”Lyceum have been perennial bottom-dwellers in the NCAA up until this season when the Pirates swept the first round. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay “Now, the teams you’re supposed to beat are going to play you extra tough, like you’re the world champions. Now, you have to not get tired of the process,” said Allen. “You don’t win a championship the day they give you the trophy. You win a championship every morning you wake up at six. That’s where the reward comes.”Jaworski, whose son is a friend of Lyceum officials, then visited the Pirates hours after Allen arrived.“This morning it was Sen. Jaworski who paid a visit, and the players were really happy,” said Robinson in Filipino. “Because, it doesn’t matter what generation you belong to, everybody knows Robert Jaworski.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It feels good. It feels better that I was the one guiding them on the floor. I’m thankful that the players responded and we were able to execute our defense,” said the 24-year-old mentor, who is now the youngest head coach in D-League history.Apinan unleashed 16 of his 20 points in the second half pullaway, to go with 14 rebounds, Grospe scattered 16 markers, and Pontejos got 14 points, six boards, and four assists to lead the charge for JRU.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Heavy Bombers blanked the Mighty Roasters in the second quarter, limiting the latter to just seven points as they took the 39-29 lead and cruised to the 29-point decimation.Leo Gabo paced Mila’s Lechon with 14 points, three rebounds, and two assists, while Andoy Estrella had 13. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA IMAGESJose Rizal University unveiled its new look roster with a rousing 96-67 win over Mila’s Lechon in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Veterans Jeckster Apinan, Ervin Grospe, and Paolo Pontejos steadied the ship for the Heavy Bombers to give head coach Gio Lasquety his first win as a head coach.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES NCAA volleyball: San Sebastian claims third spot, drops Letran in three The Scores:JRU 96 — Apinan 20, Grospe 16, Pontejos 14, Esguerra 9, Dela Virgen 9, Tayongtong 8, Ramos 4, Mendoza 4, Bordon 4, Yu 3, Mvogo 3, Silvarez 2, Sawat 0, De Guzman 0.MILA’S LECHON 67 — Gabo 14, Estrella 13, Acibar 9, Sarangay 7, Iñigo 5, Parala 5, Derige 4, Delfinado 4, Deles 2, Crisostomo 2, Herradura 2, Luz 0, Bellosillo 0, Montuano 0.Quarters: 18-22, 39-29, 68-50, 96-67.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increaseslast_img read more

first_img Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been linked with a move to Manchester City Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has refused to discuss fresh rumours linking Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi with an Etihad Stadium switch.Reports on Friday suggested the club had met with the Argentine ace’s agent to begin discussions over an audacious £800,000-per-week contract offer.But, following successive defeats, City boss Pellegrini insists Saturday’s clash with Southampton is his priority, not fuelling speculation over a Messi mega-deal.Asked about the Messi offer claims at his latest press conference, Pellegrini said: “I don’t talk about rumours. I think every manager in the world would like Lionel Messi.”When pressed further, Pellegrini – who was similarly reluctant to talk about reports linking Pep Guardiola with his job – said simply: “I think we must win against Southampton.”The Blues boss also confirmed he will have to make do without Joe Hart for the Southampton clash, with the England goalkeeper set for around ten days out with a hamstring injury picked up in the Champions League.The absence of Hart means third-choice Richard Wright, the 38-year-old former England international, will be on the City bench. He last played in the top flight for Everton nine years ago and has not played a competitive game at any level since appearing for Ipswich in 2011.On the positive side, David Silva and Wilfried Bony are available again as City look to bounce back from last week’s Premier League mauling by Liverpool and Wednesday’s defeat at Juventus in Europe.City slipped to third in the Premier League table after their 4-1 hammering by Liverpool, but with top two Leicester and Manchester United playing each other, they have a chance to make up ground this weekend.The loss of Hart, who has been in fine form this season, is undoubtedly a blow but Pellegrini has confidence in his replacement Willy Caballero.Pellegrini said: “I think he will be around ten days out. Fortunately it is not a very serious injury but it is a muscle injury so it is important for him to recover well.“But I never complain about players who are injured. That is why we have a squad. We lost Joe in a very good moment but it is what happens. I trust a lot in Willy Caballero. I am sure he will have a good performance in these games.”Meanwhile, the return of Silva provides a big lift after a nine-game absence with an ankle problem while the availability of Bony increases attacking options at a time when Sergio Aguero still lacks match-sharpness.Pellegrini said: “David is a very important player, the same as Kun – one of the players that is very difficult to replace. I hope both of them can recover.” 1last_img read more

first_imgHere is a selection of stories from Sunday’s newspapers…Chelsea may move for Palace defender Scott Dann amid fears John Stones will choose Pep Guardiola’s Man City. (Mail on Sunday)Guardiola is considering using teenagers Aleix Garcia and Ante Coric in City’s midfield next season, at the expense of Yaya Toure. (Sunday Mirror)Sergio Aguero is prepared to sign a four-year, £52m contract with Manchester City. (Sun on Sunday)Arsenal are willing to listen to offers this summer for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. (Evening Standard)Arsene Wenger has hit out at former Gunners for being more interested in leaving Arsenal than helping the club win the Premier League, but says that is not the case with his current squad. (Sunday Telegraph)Ajax’s 19-year-old midfielder Riechedly Bazoer, known as the ‘Dutch Vieira’, is being scouted by Arsenal. (Sunday People)Manchester United are keen on a move for Juventus defender Alex Sandro. (Sun on Sunday)Louis van Gaal has warned Wayne Rooney will not be fit for England’s friendlies at the end of March. (Star on Sunday)Rooney could miss this summer’s Euro 2016 finals as he could yet undergo knee surgery. (Sunday Express)Frank Lampard believes Chelsea are in danger of losing their fighting spirit in favour of beautiful football. (Mail on Sunday) 1last_img read more

first_imgMarseille are to make Remy Cabella’s loan move from Newcastle United permanent.The winger joined the French club on a season-long loan last summer as part of the deal which saw Florian Thauvin head to St. James’ Park.Since making the move, Cabella has thrived for Marseille and has six goals to his name this season.Now, according to L’Equipe, the Ligue 1 club are ready to make the Frenchman’s move a permanent one during the summer transfer window.Cabella has recently spoken of his enjoyment at playing for Marseille and is reportedly eager to see the deal pushed through. 1 Newcastle outcast Remy Cabella has settled at Marseille last_img read more

first_imgA High Court challenge has been launched against Donegal County Council’s decision to defer offering housing support to a Traveller family of seven living in a caravan without basic facilities including running water.The action has been brought on behalf of Brian and Eileen Ward, and their five children who are members of the Irish Travelling Community. They are currently living in a caravan at Shore Front, Bundoran.The Irish Independent reports that the family, supported by the Child and Family Agency who voiced concerns over their living conditions, applied to the Council for social housing support.The Wards, who have two children with medical needs, were deemed by the Council to be “an unacceptable risk of anti social behaviour” and the offer of housing was deferred.The family was informed last March that they could make a fresh application in 12 months time but the Wards say the council informed them it would be five years before it would be in a position to offer them housing.The family’s lawyers argue that the council has failed to engage meaningfully with the Wards before arriving at its decision. They also claim the decision was disproportionate and made without relevant considerations.At the High Court on Wednesday the family’s barrister Mark Lynam, instructed by solicitors for the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, said the council’s decision was taken without any input from the Wards who had been unaware that the process was even taking place.Mr Lynam said the council had made its decision based on the Ward’s housing file rather than putting its concerns to the family for their comment.The Wards claim they should have been afforded a hearing and that up to date information should have been sought.Mr Lynam said that any decision to defer or refuse housing due to any alleged anti-social behaviour must be proportionate. He said that in arriving at its decision the council failed to give due weight to Tusla’s concern about the family’s welfare, the conditions they reside in and the fact they are homeless.They currently had no running water and had limited use of a generator. They had tried but had not been able to secure private rented accommodation.In their proceedings against the Council the family seek an order quashing the local authority’s decision to defer offering them social housing.They also seek declarations including that the council’s decision was disproportionate, breaches their constitutional rights and rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.Permission to bring the challenge was granted, on an ex parte basis, by Mr Justice Richard Humphreys. The judge made the matter returnable to a date in September.High Court challenge by Donegal family over council’s decision to defer housing support was last modified: September 1st, 2017 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:bundoranHIGH COURThousing challengewardslast_img read more

first_imgWe’ve got 8 matches on @talkSPORT & @talkSPORT2 this weekend 🙌Here’s how to listen:📻 DAB Digital Radio💻 Laptop or tablet: https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD📲 The app: https://t.co/z3wuJfatGR pic.twitter.com/WczLagM0LF— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 30, 2018 Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast ahead of the game, Morgan said: “Tottenham have never won the Premier League in my lifetime – and I’m not a young man.“We know they have a tendency to choke and I believe the choke is coming on Sunday when the north London dominance, which has been drifting in recent years, will be reasserted with a thumping Arsenal win, led by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.“There’s an excitement now at Arsenal which is that we feel like things are happening again… and that’s down to Unai Emery.“There’s a new energy, a new dynamism, the fans have got hope again.“But Sunday will be a test because Tottenham are playing well. Spurs currently sit third in the Premier League, with Arsenal in fifth Piers Morgan says Arsenal will ‘reassert their dominance’ and become the biggest club in north London again with victory over Tottenham in Sunday’s derby.However, the Gunners superfan says his side’s impressive 18-game unbeaten run ‘will be forgotten’ should they suffer defeat to Spurs.Arsenal have the chance to leapfrog their rivals in the Premier League table in Sunday’s derby clash at the Emirates Stadium – with LIVE and EXCLUSIVE radio commentary only on talkSPORT!It represents the biggest test of Arsenal’s season so far, having stretched their streak to 18 games unbeaten with an easy victory over Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League on Thursday. Arsenal’s kids put on a very professional display at a freezing Kiev center_img 2 “If we beat them, we would go above them in the table and, for me, that makes this the biggest game of the season.“However, we’re 18 games unbeaten in all competitions and we’re 11 games unbeaten in the Premier League, but if we lose to Spurs on Sunday all of that will be forgotten.”Listen back to Piers Morgan on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!Tune into talkSPORT from 1:30pm on Sunday for LIVE and EXCLUSIVE commentary of Arsenal v Tottenham 2last_img read more

first_img The way the district is implementing its diversity initiatives ranks high with Mark Weiss, chairman of the district advisory committee, who will attend the meetings. Weiss said diversity consciousness is increasing inside classrooms and in the community, where it’s also much needed. “We’re small, but we’re continuing to grow and we need to be able to show respect for each other,” Weiss said. At the same time, Weiss said the district should expand its education for students to include more technical training for those who don’t plan on attending universities upon graduation. Tyler Johnstone agrees. The UCLA student served as the student school board member last year for the district and will also attend these meetings to bring up that point. He said the district should review the classes offered and needs to re-emphasize its school-to-career program. “The district is going on a different path right now, and I think that path needs to be re-evaluated,” Johnstone said. Johnstone said that although the district has adjusted to an explosion in enrollment that happened about 10 years ago, growth should remain on the radar. That way, the district will always be prepared for it. Meetings will be held at 10 a.m., 3:30 and 7 p.m. on Jan. 17 in the West Ranch High School library; Jan. 18 at Placerita Junior High; and Jan. 19 at Sierra Vista Junior High.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The district will play host to a series of strategic planning meetings in January that will help shape its direction for the next five years, and it is looking for input from those inside and outside the school community. Everything from curriculum to community relations will be discussed. The district wants to know what it’s doing well, what could be better and what should be the focus for the next five years, said Pat Willett, district spokeswoman. Consultants will review information from the 90-minute meetings and will break it down into main topics that the district and school board will focus on. “It’s a road map, so you know where you’re going and how you’re going to get there,” Willett said. Willett said input from business leaders, elected officials and people who don’t have students in the district are especially wanted at these meetings, since the district’s graduates eventually become members of the working world and the community. SANTA CLARITA – David Trepp became involved with his son’s education so there wouldn’t be any surprises when report cards came home. The Canyon Country man wanted open communication with teachers and to know what his son was learning in school each day. Now he’s in the know. And now he hopes other parents will get involved in the same way, something he’ll recommend next month during open strategic plan meetings where parents, students and community members with ideas about the future of the William S. Hart Union High School District are invited to speak out. “All along I’ve been told that the more involved a parent is with their kid’s education the more educated that kid will be,” Trepp said.last_img read more

first_imgDonegal cyclist Philip Deignan has pulled off the deal of a lifetime after signing a deal with the famous Team Sky racing outfit.The Letterkenny man is expected to join some of the world’s top cyclists including Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome next season.Deignan, who turns 30 on Saturday, has ben rewarded for many years of hard work in the saddle. Philip will team up with some of the most talented riders in the world in the world’s biggest team — one that has claimed the last two Tours de France.Deignan has long been earmarked as one of the most talented riders in Ireland but never quite found the team to prove himself on.Now he is to be given the perfect opportunity to do just that with a team that will back him al the way.A prolific mountain climber, this season could now see Deignan fulfill his dream and stand beside the greats of Irish cycling including Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche.  CYCLIST DEIGNAN PULLS OFF DREAM DEAL AS HE JOINS TEAM SKY was last modified: September 5th, 2013 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:CYCLISTletterkennyPhilip DeignanTeam Skylast_img read more

first_imgMinister Varadkar officially opening the Coast Guard station in Killybegs yesterday. Now Malin Head is to get a massive IT upgradeDD Exclusive: The future of Malin Head Coast Guard station is guaranteed after a promise from Minister Leo Varadkar that it will share in a €1M upgrade of its IT systems, Donegal Daily can reveal.More than €330,000 of new technology is on its way to the station in the next few months, with the rest of the money being spent upgrading both Dublin HQ and Valencia Island Coast Guard station.Irish Coast Guard Director Chris Reynolds shocked an audience in Killybegs yesterday where their new state-of-the art Coast Guard station was opened. “I am delighted to have this opportunity to tell you all that a new €1M upgrade of our IT systems will be announced shortly and Malin Head will share in that,” he said.Afterwards Donegal TD Joe McHugh said the official announcement, which will be made in a few weeks, was proof Malin Head is now safe from cuts.“The fact is that Minister Varadkar came to Malin Head Coast Guard station himself to see the work done there and he guaranteed its future afterwards,” said Deputy McHugh last night.“Unfortunately there were unfounded rumours since that the station was still under threat and that just wasn’t true but those claims took on a life of their own and this €330,000 spend on new technology at Malin Head will puts those rumours to bed once and for all. “It is a testament to the fantastic work done 24 hours every day and 365 days of each year by the dedicated staff at Malin Head who are heroes, not just to people around Ireland every day, but to seafarers around the world.”Minister Varadkar said he was “delighted” that Malin Head will get a one third share in the new technology upgrade, adding: “We are working all the time to upgrade our Coast Guard services with the aim of opening a new station every year.“The IT upgrade is also part of our commitment to the service.” €1M PROMISE GUARANTEES FUTURE OF MALIN HEAD COAST GUARD STATION was last modified: March 29th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:coast guardIT upgradeKillybegsMalin Headlast_img read more

first_img24 April 2007Language is no longer a barrier to using a computer in South Africa, thanks to a non-profit organisation that has translated a range of computer software into the country’s 11 official languages – and created the first all-South African language keyboard.Translate.org.za, which focuses on the localisation of open source software, has released the popular word-processing, spreadsheet and presentation software OpenOffice.org, web browser Mozilla Firefox and e-mail programme Mozilla Thunderbird in all 11 official languages.“This is the first Africans-helping-Africans, no strings attached free software,” Translate.org.za founder Dwayne Bailey said in November after the organisation won the African ICT Achiever 2006 Award for bridging the digital divide in Africa.Overcoming the language barrier, Bailey said, meant that the more than 20% of South Africans who did not speak fluent English could now use a computer in their own language.“When you use a word processing application, it is not about the product but about the document you wish to create,” Bailey told the Daily Mail. “When you send e-mail you simply want to communicate.“It is much simpler to teach a computer to speak isiZulu than to teach someone to speak English.”The South African keyboardAccording to Bailey, Translate.org.za intervenes “whenever technology becomes a barrier to language”.For example – as the organisation’s own translators found – Venda, one of South Africa’s official languages of South Africa, cannot be accurately typed on a computer.Tshivenda has five additional characters which are not used by any other language. These characters use diacritic marks which, on a standard keyboard, can only be inserted in a tedious, roundabout way – but which change the meanings of words if they are left out.The same applies, to a lesser extent, to three other South African languages, namely Afrikaans, Sepedi and Setswana.Translate.org.za’s “South African keyboard” overcomes this problem. Released as open source software, it can be downloaded from the Translate.org.za website and installed on any number of keyboards without affecting their normal functioning.Impact on language prideThe shortcoming in standard keyboards was more than just a practical barrier, says Bailey; it also lowered Venda’s standing as one of the country’s official languages.“Our work has a parallel impact on language pride in that people now see their languages as modern and relevant.”Translate.org.za has also developed spell checkers for all official South African languages.“Although English is a universal language and is used largely to conduct business in South Africa, people still underestimate the power of indigenous languages,” Bailey told the Daily Mail.“By removing the language barrier the computer, and the information it provides access to, becomes accessible.”Translate.org.za is also a founding partner of the WordForge Foundation, an international organisation dedicated to helping “digitally endangered languages”, and has been working – along with other WordForge partners – on a translation management system that will enable others to start localisation projects in their own countries.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_img5 February 2013South Africans are an argumentative lot – and the country’s problems become amplified simply because we shout past each other, National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel told delegates at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town on Monday.Instead, Manuel said in his presentation on the National Development Plan (NDP), government and the private sector should “lower the volume of the exchanges so that we can begin to persuade each other”.The two parties needed to recognise what they had in common and move forward, Manuel told delegates to the world’s largest mining conference.‘Opportunity to work together’Transformation was about much more than compliance and should rather be seen as an opportunity for business and government to work together to create an equitable society, he said.The minister’s speech echoed that of President Jacob Zuma after their meeting with other political leaders and senior business representatives in Pretoria on Sunday, where solutions to the country’s economic challenges were discussed.Zuma commented after the four-hour long meeting that whenever government and business pulled together, “we manage to achieve a lot for our country and its people”.Describing the global mining industry as a “milieu of carelessness”, Manuel said resource nationalisation was not a uniquely South African discussion, but rather an issue that has been sharply debated all over the world, in countries such as Australia, Canada and Brazil.“As South Africans we often feel hard done by, but the issues are global,” he said.Investors’ concerns about possible nationalisation of mines in South Africa had been addressed, especially after the ruling African National Congress (ANC) rejected nationalisation as policy at its annual congress in Manguang in November last year.The party instead resolved to create a state mining company that would compete with the private sector.“We must build with what we have, not from what we wish we had,” Manuel said.South Africa’s history meant the country did not yet have the educated workforce we think we need, for example, but South Africa had rich mineral endowments – and that was what the country needed to make the best of.Blueprint for development, growthManuel is a key architect behind the National Development Plan, which is a blueprint for the country’s development and growth. It aims to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030.He worked on the plan with 25 other commissioners, all of them from outside of the government. “This is not a government plan,” he insisted. “It is a plan for the future of all South Africans” which used the Constitutional ideal of achieving a better life for all as its starting point.The government was very committed to the implementation of the NDP, Manuel said, but would need the help of business and industry to make it happen. “Active citizenry and responsible leadership is at the heart of the plan. This is what will lead to realising our Constitutional promise.”This year’s Mining Indaba, now in its 19th year, is the largest ever, with around 7 500 delegates from all over the world attending.Welcoming delegates to the conference on Monday, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille said the Indaba had generated R336-million and created 3 000 jobs over the past five years.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

first_imgIn creating her web series, Women On Sex, Mmabatho Montsho decided to publish it on the online medium because she wanted to maintain its integrity. She has interviewed numerous women from all walks of life, who speak candidly on topics related to women’s sexuality and sexual health. Actress and filmmaker Mmabatho Montsho has created a candid web series of videos in which women openly and honestly discuss issues related to female sexuality. (Image: Facebook) Priya PitamberA locally made web series, Women on Sex, from actress and filmmaker Mmabatho Montsho, is allowing women to talk openly about female sexuality. No topic is taboo, and in a series of interviews, women talk openly about things such as rape culture, virginity, sex and liberation, and much more.“The series features candid, funny, thought-provoking interviews with amazing women such as Khanyi Mbau, Masasa Mbangeni, Hajra Omarjee and Refiloe Mpakanyane, among others,” Montsho wrote on her Facebook page.Speaking to the Mail and Guardian, she said: “I hope to challenge the existing narrative that African women don’t engage with their own sexuality in progressive and intellectual ways; the perception (is) that we are ‘helpless victims’.“This narrative has been forced on us and it’s our duty as black female filmmakers to dismantle those stereotypes and decolonise our stories.” She said that previously, there was no content that reflected black women as critical, thinking beings.She started filming in 2012, but took a few breaks to raise funding for the series. So far, she has managed to shoot and publish six out of the 10 episodes. The first deals with virginity. “Virginity in a man is frowned upon, whereas (in) a woman it is imposed; it is expected,” said Khosi Jiyane, a clinical psychologist.Watch the first episode here:See the rest of the web series:ReactionPeople have lauded the videos, describing the series as empowering, and the interviewees as incredible.“I am hooked on this,” wrote Thola Antamu on the Women On Sex Facebook page. “These women are incredible. I would love to know more about this concept. Why not turn it into a TV series? South Africa needs this. SABC needs this.”Nontobeko Mdlalose described the series as thought-provoking. “It was about time that this be spoken about openly.”Make sure to watch keep up with the whole series… Great insight! https://t.co/99WnAQMvqE— Khensani. (@KenzoLM_) August 24, 2015Totally loving the @WomenOnSex series- amazing dialogue. I am challenged to educate my lil sisters on sex #WomenOnSex— Nombulelo Mini (@PoojaYeshua) October 14, 2015This woman is truly an inspiration to all the women in Africa @MmabathoMontsho #WomenOnSex— NalayDee (@NaLzy_NaLz) October 20, 2015BroadcastingTo maintain the integrity of her series, Montsho decided to broadcast online. “It also allows us to push certain sensitive boundaries.” It was permissible to say or show a lot more than one could on television screens.“There is also the ongoing battle around intellectual property (IP),” she explained.“When broadcasters commission your work, you relinquish all IP rights and you’re not exactly paid for it either. Those are the difficulties creatives are facing. That said, South Africa is still primarily a TV-watching audience, so my dream is to find a comfortable compromise and serve that audience.”last_img read more

first_img11 May 2015Cape Town International Airport is set for an overhaul with the upgrading of its domestic and international terminals planned for the airport, along with the realignment of its runway, forming the bulk of Airports Company South Africa’s R7.7bn expansion plans.Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) spokesperson Collin Naidoo, speaking at the Indaba 2015 in Durban on Sunday, said the developments were part of Acsa’s new operating model aimed at improving South Africa’s airports. The expansion is set to be completed over the next three years.The 21-year-old company is run by the Department of Transport and, says Naidoo, is “one of the better performing parastatals”. More than 38-million passengers move through South Africa’s nine airports every year.‘Signs of growth’When asked about the proposed expansions at Lanseria, South Africa’s only privately owned international airport which plans to build a new airport terminal, Naidoo said Acsa did not see it as a threat but rather a sign of good growth for the country.“This is both a challenge and an opportunity, seeing all the upgrades and growth at Lanseria is promising, it says good things about the area,” said Naidoo.Global operationsAcsa manages the Mumbai International Airport and is facilitating the development of a new airport terminal. The Indian airport sees more than 28-million passengers annually. Acasa has a 10% stake in the airport, and is positioned to be at its helm for the next 25 years, Naidoo said.Acsa also runs Brazil’s airport in Sao Paulo, which recently built a new terminal. Two years ago, Acsa signed a memorandum of understanding with Ghana Airports to manage its airports.Naidoo said Acsa’s way of doing business kept the company accountable to its stakeholders, including government, and saved it from “relying on handouts”.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

first_imgThere is something to be said for playing fast, if not loose, with the facts when it comes to presenting the essentials of a building project. Or at least that’s the driving concept behind the 10x10x10 Green Building Slam, scheduled for Wednesday at the Magic Lantern Theatre in Spokane, Washington.Ten builders, using 10 slides apiece, will have 10 minutes each to highlight the green components of one of their recent projects. Like poetry-slam competitions whose contestants punctuate their verse with dramatized readings, participants in the 10x10x10 Green Building Slam will use slides and concise, vivid description to highlight the green design, landscaping, water efficiency, energy efficiency, and materials aspects of their projects.This event – one of at least nine similar events held recently in the Northwest – will not feature audience voting. And if it falls just short of poetry, it still could come close to it for the commercial and residential builders, architects, designers, and engineers the event is expected to attract.The projects were selected by a seven-member panel for their innovation in design and construction in both urban and suburban settings, notes a blog post by conservation website Down to Earth NW. And the lineup goes beyond residential and commercial buildings.A wide range of project typesFor example, lighting designer Elizabeth Pece, of MW Consulting Engineers’ Escent Lighting Gallery, will deliver 10 minutes on Escent’s photovoltaic lighting installation for the Spokane Convention Center south parking lot. And Alex Mann, of engineering firm AHBL, will zero in on an 11-block street storm-water retrofit, called the Lincoln Street SURGE Project, in a section of Spokane’s South Hill residential neighborhood.Entries focused on buildings include MW Consulting Engineers’ work on a lecture wing of Spokane Falls Community College’s science building and Uptic Studios’ office designs for advertising firm Magner Sanborn.Five single-family homes and one multifamily project are on the building slam roster.One of the more unusual single-family buildings on the schedule, Earthflow House, in Elk, Washington, is a three-bedroom, two-bath of almost 1,900-sq.-ft. A portion of the house is buried in the hill behind it so that the building looks as if it is snaking in and out of the earth.Colin Anderson, of Copeland Architecture & Construction, designed the home and will present its 10 minutes at the building slam. He tells GreenBuildingAdvisor that the slab and buried walls are insulated to R-15, while the exterior walls, built of structural insulated panels, are R-27. The SIP roof is insulated to R-43, while buried portions of the roof are insulated with a minimum 10 in. (sloping up to 16 in.) of expanded polystyrene.Anderson said he is not at liberty to disclose the construction cost but did note that it was very close to that for conventional construction.The Building Slam is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Avenue, in Spokane. Admission is $10, $5 for students.last_img read more

first_imgThe United States does less to conserve energy than most of the world’s largest economies and is putting itself at a competitive disadvantage because of it, a new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy says.The International Energy Efficiency Scorecard measured efficiency efforts in the world’s 16 largest economies that together account for 81% of global gross domestic product and 71% of the global consumption of electricity.The U.S. was ranked 13th, with a total of 42 of a possible 100 points — better than Russia, Brazil, and Mexico but behind the rest of the world. The U.S. scored 23 fewer points than top-ranked Germany.“A country that uses less energy to achieve the same or better results reduces its costs and pollution, creating a strong, more competitive economy,” the report from the nonprofit group said. “While energy efficiency has played a role in the economies of developing nations for decades, cost-effective energy efficiency remains a massively underutilized energy resource.” Scorecard measures efforts in 31 areasThe authors used 31 separate metrics in four broad categories: transportation, buildings, industry, and national policy. Roughly half of the score is based on policies and half on quantifiable performance.The authors looked at such things as fuel economy standards for vehicles, efficiency standards for appliances, whether there was a national energy savings target, average miles per gallon for passenger vehicles, and the energy consumed per square foot of residential floor space.Germany had the highest individual score. Top-scoring countries in individual categories were China (buildings), Germany (industry), Italy (transportation), and France, Italy and the European Union (tied, in national efforts).“For every metric, at least one country (and often several) received full points,” the report says. “However, every country also has serious weaknesses, and the average score was just 50 points.”The authors said that the U.S. has made progress toward greater efficiency in recent years in such things as building codes, appliance standards, fuel economy standards for cars and trucks, and in voluntary partnerships between government and industry. “However,” they added, “the overall story is disappointing.”Progress here has been slow since the last scorecard was issued in 2012, they wrote, while efforts in Germany, Japan, China and other countries “are surging ahead.”“The inefficiency in the U.S. economy means a tremendous waste of energy resources and money,” the report says. Countries with higher scores — such as Canada, Australia, India, and South Korea — have a competitive advantage over the U.S. because it takes less energy there to produce and distribute the same goods.The report questions how the U.S. can compete globally if it “continues to waste money and energy that other industrialized nations save and can reinvest.”Among the report’s recommendations:Congress should pass a national energy savings target.National building codes should be stronger.The federal government should do more for education and training in manufacturing and industrial sectors.More should be done to promote energy efficient modes of transportation for both people and freight.last_img read more

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#audio#journalism#radio#Soundcloud#YouTube Another key feature – new even to beta testers like myself – is the Explore tab. It’s here that SoundCloud hopes to connect users with the content creators who are collectively publishing 10 hours of music, remixes, radio shows and audio commentary to SoundCloud every minute.It’s this lean-back, no-clicks-required listening experience that the company hopes will keep people engaged, spending their work days with SoundCloud instead of something like Pandora or Spotify. So far, it appears to be working. Since launching the private beta of this redesign in May, SoundCloud has seen a 30% increase in engagement. “This will be the biggest update we’ve ever done in terms of core metrics,” says SoundCloud cofounder and CTO Eric Wahlforss. In addition to the juicy 10 hours-per-minute audio upload stat, the company now boasts a reach of 180 million users. That’s overall reach, not registered users, a metric Wahlforss says the company focusing less on these days. Wahlforss won’t talk about revenue or the number of paying, premium subscribers, but he says the freemium model is working out.  The site’s massive overhaul coincides with the company’s other big strategic initiative: courting radio programs and other audio content providers beyond the musicians, DJs and remix artists who have populated the site from day one. This summer, SoundCloud hired public radio vet Jim Colgan to oversee content relationships, and the platform is increasingly beloved by journalists. The company stops short of using the term “radio” in its marketing efforts, but you can see how SoundCloud could slowly carve out a key role in that medium’s future. SoundCloud Grows Into a Truly Social PlatformContinuous playback is nice (and some might say, now a fairly standard feature on music sites), but it’s not enough to keep people tuned in. There has to be some intelligence behind what content is playing and why. To achieve that, SoundCloud is becoming more social, leveraging Facebook user data to connect users with the most appropriate sound creators and building in some Twitter-style interactive features of its own.Starting with the sign-up screen, the Facebook integration is tighter. When you authenticate using your Facbeook account, SoundCloud scans your likes and tries to figure out which record labels, radio programs, musicians and everyday users you might want to follow. Again, this is fairly standard stuff for a social service (and the lack of a Twitter friend-finder is surprising), but it’s a significant step toward SoundCloud becoming not just an audio-hosting service, but a sound discovery engine as well.“The better we know you, the better the stuff we can play for you,” says Wahlforss. “I think the future is very much going in that direction: A highly personalized continuous playback experience powered by smart algorithms on the one hand and great curators on the other.”It makes sense. The more people you follow, the more relevant audio will playback and the longer you’ll keep SoundCloud.com running in one of your browser tabs. It’s not just about integrations with existing social services: SoundCloud is slowly positioning itself as a social network in its own right. The site has long encouraged collaboration and interactivity through standard “likes” as well as time-based comments that can be posted at any point in an audio file’s waveform.Today, it takes things up a notch by adding a “repost” button that lets users share each other’s sounds as they would on Twitter or Tumblr. That’s great for discovery and user engagement and thus good for SoundCloud’s longterm prospects. It’s also potentially huge for sound creators, whose bedroom-produced remixes might – just maybe – get reshared by Snoop Dogg.  SoundCloud is different now. After months of testing the next iteration of its Web app in private beta, the fast-growing audio service relaunched Tuesday morning. The result is a stickier, more social experience that bolsters SoundCloud’s position as the YouTube of audio.The most striking change is how SoundCloud looks. It sports a cleaner, more app-like interface with a vastly simplified navigation. Instead of five top-level navigation buttons, it now has just two, flanked by a much more prominent search box. Beyond Looks: How SoundCloud Works NowIt’s a huge visual refresh, but the aesthetics are practically a footnote to what’s really new here. The entire service has been reengineered to fundamentally change the way people interact with it. Audio now plays back continuously as you browse the site, even as you jump from page to page. When one track ends, the next one in that user’s audio stream begins. SoundCloud is also going live with a feature called “sets,” which are basically user-curated playlists that exist in a single waveform.  12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…center_img 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout john paul titlowlast_img read more

first_imgRelated Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Add the Skycontroller, and the Bebop can fly as far as 2 kilometers (or about 1.2 miles) away from the user, thanks to an extended Wi-Fi signal. The controller also puts an HDMI port into the mix, so users can watch the drone footage in high definition.As for safety, the product designers included an automatic kill switch, which kicks in upon contact to stop the propellers. And if that somehow fails, those propellers are fabricated from a softer plastic, to mitigate any damage.Parrot may be a forerunner in the consumer drone market, but its latest still isn’t a perfect product. It takes more than two hours to charge Bebop’s battery, after which, you only get 12 minutes of flight. And once again, its most interesting feature—virtual flight via Oculus Rift—isn’t actually available to consumers yet. Still, it’s a peep at a rather futuristic scenario, and it offers a glimmer of what people are creating with emerging technologies. Such immersive experiences could do a lot of good in the right hands. I imagine farmers using this in the field, to more accurately assess their crops, or emergency workers literally looking around a dangerous site to spot the injured.Of course, anything that puts a high-definition camera in the skies has a potential creep factor, and Oculus-powered “vision” could up that factor. But it looks like we’ll have some time to think that through before any sort of Paroculus goes mainstream. At the press event Thursday, Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux called the Bebop a “flying camera,” so it’s no surprise the company would pack a powerful one in there. The copter comes with a 1080p HD video camera that offers finer detail than previous versions. And customers can still take advantage of that roomy field of view to make the camera pan and zoom (though they’ll be viewing the action on a mobile screen). Improvements to the software also boost stability for photos and video captured during flight.The quadcopter offers 8GB of built-in flash storage, and with the integrated GPS, the drone can complete a pre-designated flight plan, or come running home at the push of a button. Tags:#drones#Oculus Rift#parrot 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img Parrot’s AR drones have been a darling in the tech world for the past few years. The small, lightweight smartphone-controlled rigs are like souped-up toys for your inner child, but powered by very grown-up technology.Now the French gadget maker has announced a new high-flying machine, the Bebop, which is designed to work with another very buzzwordy technology, the Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles. This virtual-reality-to-actual-reality combination gives people an immersive way to see and experience “firsthand” what the drone sees while it’s in flight. It’s practically like soaring and hovering yourself, without strapping on wings.Brandon Stark, eat your heart out.The Closest You Can Get To FlyingLike the youngest Stark’s “warg” sight on Game of Thrones, Oculus wearers can survey things from the literal bird’s eye view of this drone.Thank the company’s other new gadget—an all-new optional Skycontroller. It connects the VR goggles to the system and to the 14 megapixel, full-HD video camera with fish-eye lens. The latter offers an exceptional 180-degree field of view, so Oculus-donning users can simply look around to control pitch, panning and tilt as the copter hovers or flies. adriana lee The Paris-based company knows how to crank things up a few notches and attract interest. Too bad it can’t overcome the fact that Oculus isn’t actually a commercial consumer product yet, so everyday customers wouldn’t be able to experience this kind of flight. And Parrot only works with version 1 of the VR goggles for now (though work on version 2 support has already begun).Not that this should stop Bebop hopefuls from claiming their quadcopter anyway. Because even without the warg sight, this model is impressive in its own right.Drone On, Fly High 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout The Bebop will be available in Q4 2014, alone or as part of a bundle with the Skycontroller. No information on Bebop or Skycontroller pricing was announced at press time. Oculus Rift, version 2, is not currently available for purchase. Pre-orders for developer versions are being taken here for $350. Mobile view image courtesy of Parrot; all other images by Adriana Lee for ReadWritelast_img read more

first_imgA women’s organisation in Arunachal Pradesh has sought a ‘one man, one wife’ policy for ending polygamy among resourceful tribal people in the State.The Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) has also suggested the implementation of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules in the State to stop polygamy and adultery by government employees, besides denial of tickets to men with “multiple wives” for rural and Assembly elections.The APWWS made the suggestions in a memorandum to Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women chairperson Radhilu Chai Techi during a programme to observe its 40th foundation day on Thursday.The organisation’s outgoing president Dipti Bengia Tadar said that rich and well-qualified officers in the State had been indulging in polygamy, causing distress to many tribal families.Arunachal Pradesh has 26 major tribes and scores of sub-tribes. Traditional tribal laws allow polygamy among certain tribes and associated disputes are usually settled by customary courts that are allegedly pro-men.The first district and sessions courts were set up only after December 2007 when the judiciary was separated from the executive in the State.The State women’s commission has demanded compulsory registration of marriages towards stopping polygamy and cases of domestic violence against women in Arunachal Pradesh.Ms. Techi and other members of the commission in June met Chief Minister Pema Khandu to apprise him of “hundreds of cases related to marriage” that the commission deals with.“Marital disputes remain unresolved or partially resolved due to lack of registration,” Ms. Techi said, asking the government to come up with a feasible Act under which all marriages are registered.Women’s rights activists say polygamous men usually take teenage girls from economically weaker sections of society as the second or third wife apparently to rescue them from poverty. Many of these young wives end up as victims of abuse and need to be rescued. Some are abandoned too. The APWWS has been facilitating the stay of such victims at safe homes.last_img read more

first_imgRacela, Chua engage in shouting match at halftime Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Thompson’s botches freebies allowed Rice to take TNT’s final shot attempt, but fortunately for Ginebra the ball bounced off the rim.Joe Devance came up big for Ginebra with 20 points, four of which came in the final 1:34 of the game, on 8-of-14 shooting while Brownlee had a 17-point, 13-rebound double-double.Thompson also had a double-double for Ginebra as he put up 17 points and 12 rebounds while LA Tenorio almost finished with a triple-double with 16 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.Rice had a game-high 44 points to go along 20 rebounds to lead TNT while Jayson Castro filled up the stat sheets with 17 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESGinebra took the driver’s seat again in its series against TNT after taking a close 106-103 win in Game 3 of the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Gin Kings are a win away from a finals return and could close things out on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president TNT had a chance to send the game to overtime but Glen Rice Jr.’s last three-point attempt bounced off the rim as Justin Brownlee tried his hardest to challenge the shot.“That was a great game, both teams played well and it came down to the last shot,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. “It bounced off the rim and it came out in our favor.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The series is not over, the series haven’t been won. We have the lead, which is nice to have, but we’re certainly not safe especially against a team like TNT.”Scottie Thompson could’ve iced the game for the Gin Kings earlier in the fourth but he missed his two chances from the free throw line with 7.1 seconds left with the scores at 106-103 with Ginebra on the lead. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Phoenix has taken the initiative to penalize its player Calvin Abueva after the forward was involved in an incident with Blackwater rookie Ray Parks’ girlfriend and actress Maika Rivera during their game on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT In a statement released on Saturday, the Fuel Masters said they “have decided to deduct P20,000 from the salary” of Abueva as a “preventive measure.”“We regret the incident that has stoked emotions among players fans,” the statement read.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“While we stand and support Calvin Abueva in his own right, we cannot deny the situation, that while there may have been provocation as per his claims, he could have exercised more prudence and patience in dealing with it moreso a female was involved.”READ: PBA: Phoenix halts Blackwater’s perfect run in Commissioner’s Cup Abueva reportedly defended himself and accused Rivera of being the instigator by cursing at him.Parks claimed Abueva cursed and made lewd gestures towards Rivera late in the Fuel Masters’ 103-98 win.“I understand he plays with antics and plays with people’s minds, but why can’t he do that to me?” a furious Parks said after the game, according to reports. “Why would he go off to the side of the court, to nobody that had nothing to do [with the game] and literally call that person a ‘b**ch’ while looking at the clock?”“I don’t even curse. And he’s going to curse at my girl and say, ‘What now, b**ch?’ and then do this,” Parks added.“Beyond the game, that’s disrespectful. I wouldn’t call his wife a ‘B’ word. That’s messed up. Something’s got to happen. That could be anybody. That could be somebody’s wife, the head coach’s wife, somebody.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philippines to host full Ironman again in 2020 Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too PBA commissioner Willie Marcial is set to summon Abueva next week.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 9 (PTI) The Supreme Court has directed a former AIADMK MP to appear before it or face arrest in a more than a decade old case of breaching contract with a company over transfer of its subsidiary firm.A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra issued notice to former MP K C Palanisamy asking him to be personally present before it on November 28, failing which a non-bailable arrest warrant would be issued against him and his properties would be attached.”Having heard counsel for the parties, we are of the considered opinion that the real contesting party is respondent no. 3 (Palanisamy),” the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said and ordered issuance of notice to him.It said the notice should be issued “with a stipulation that he shall remain personally present before this court on November 28, 2017, failing which a non-bailable warrant of arrest shall be issued against him, apart from attaching his properties.”The apex court was hearing a civil appeal filed against National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) order of July 5 this year in favour of Kasturi and Sons Ltd (KSL), owner of The Hindu newspaper whose subsidiary firm was sold to Palanisamy in 2004.The former MP had allegedly failed to make the payment for purchasing KSLs subsidiary, Sporting Pastime India Ltd, a press note issued by KSL said.However, after an arbitration between the parties, he was directed to return the firm to KSL. The order was upheld by the National Company Law Tribunal as well as NCLAT, it said.advertisementThe matter reached the apex court when a firm, Cheran Properties Ltd, allegedly owned by Palanisamy, filed a special leave petition against the NCLAT order.The case involves transfer of Sporting Pastime India Ltd, a 100 per cent subsidiary of KSL, to K C Palanisamy and his nominees in 2004, the press note said. PTI AG PKS RKS ARC MVVlast_img read more

first_imgSince the beginning of 2018, Asus has been trying its best to play the disruptor in the smartphone industry. We already saw what the Zenfone Max Pro M1 did to the established rivals such as the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Moto G5S earlier in the year, i.e. they offered equally good hardware at a price that undercut the established ones by some huge margin. With the Max Pro M2, Asus has mostly repeated that same formula and thrown in a mix of fresh features at a seriously affordable price. However, Asus wanted to tap the slightly lower rung of the market with the same formula. This is where the ZenFone Max M2 enters the picture.This is a phone with which Asus hopes to take on the Xiaomi and Honor devices in the Indian market in this price segment. And my impression, after reviewing the ZenFone Max M2, I feel that Asus has done a fairly good job with it and it can surely match up to the likes of the Redmi 6 Pro.The ZenFone Max M2 is a slightly watered-down version of the more accomplished Max Pro M2, to fit a price tag that makes it more accessible. It sports a notched display, has a reasonably big 4000mAh battery, a stock Android interface and a fairly powerful Snapdragon 632 chipset — basically everything that will satisfy consumers looking for a smartphone around a price point of Rs 10,000. The phone even has robust build quality with a metal body and matte finish compared to the glossy finish that Nokia and Honor offer with their phones in this price bracket. But the best bit about the Max M2 is its price: Asus is selling the base variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage for Rs 9,999 while the one with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage costs Rs 11,999.advertisementZenFone Max M2 design reviewAs I stated earlier, Asus has played it very safe with the design of the Max M2. There’s no fancy glossy polycarbonate or glass at back. Instead, there is just a good old metal-plastic combination. There’s a dual camera setup stacked vertically to the left edge while the fingerprint sensor rests at the centre. Wait, have we seen this design somewhere before? Yes, it’s the same layout that’s available on the Zenfone Max Pro M1. In fact, keep the Max M2 and the Max Pro M1 together and you will be hard-pressed to find the differences. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. A metal body with a plastic chassis means that you can go out in the world with it without slapping on a case on it. Sadly, you would still need a screen guard. Asus doesn’t explain if the phone has Gorilla Glass on top of the display or not. The front features an almost fullscreen display with a notch on top and a thick chin. The notch is fairly sizeable and contains an 8MP front camera accompanied by an LED flash and an earpiece that also holds the notification LED.Other usual features such as the buttons and a micro USB port can be found to the side. The SIM tray can also hold two nano SIM cards and a micro SD card at the same time. In my opinion, the Max M2 feels solid in the hands and should age well over the course of time if you take care. That said, I would have liked to see Asus jazz up the design a bit, and may opt for a smaller notch.Zenfone Max M2 display reviewAsus hasn’t really done anything new with the display. The Max M2 now sports a notched display that has become the norm in the segment. Unlike the Redmi 6 Pro, the Max M2 has only be given an HD+ display. For cost-cutting, I feel this is too much. Nonetheless, the screen is bigger at 6.2-inches. It is a typical IPS LCD panel and for the most part, I find it works well in most scenarios. The screen is dull, and I will say average in terms of showing colours. The contrast is average too but the brightness levels are high, which makes it easy to read chats on WhatsApp or go through web pages even under direct sunlight. With a sufficiently wide viewing angle, it is never a hassle to binge on YouTube videos with friends. The notch doesn’t invade into the viewing experience while watching videos or playing games.Zenfone Max M2 performance reviewAsus understands that even the average Indian smartphone consumer demands a fairly powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset that runs a software as close to the stock version of Android. So, it gives the M2 exactly these features. The Max M2 features a Snapdragon 632 chipset paired with either 3GB or 4GB RAM. Inside the software is stock Android Oreo 8.1 OS. The Snapdragon 632 is the successor to the popular Snapdragon 625 used by the Redmi 6 Pro. The new chip has Kryo 250 cores but retains the old Adreno 506 GPU.advertisementWith a phone running a stock Android OS, performance isn’t usually an issue and the Max M2 works very well. I had the Max M2 as a daily driver for a couple of days, running all the basic utility apps as well as games, constantly connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi and 4G network. And I have to say the Max M2 left a fairly good impression on me. The phone was always at ease while I was on social media apps and there was no lag when I switched between apps. The memory management is also good. Since the Snapdragon 632 is an out-and-out midrange chipset, I did miss the smooth performance while playing some resource-intensive games like PUBG MOBILE and F1 Mobile Racing. That said, the lighter and agile stock Android means I never encountered choppy frame rates and embarrassing lags that cost me the victory. I wish Asus had prepared their Android Pie build by the time the Max M2 was launched. Nonetheless, Android Pie will be coming shortly and should help improve the performance a little.Zenfone Max M2 camera reviewAsus hasn’t been able to crack that sweet spot for cameras on its smartphones. The Max M2 doesn’t change any of that fact. At the back, there’s a 13-megapixel primary sensor with F1.8 lens and 1.12um pixels. This is accompanied by a secondary 2MP depth sensor and an LED flash. For the front, there’s an 8-megapixel camera that’s also assisted by an LED flash. For most of the time, the Max M2 manages to be a decent camera in well-lit scenarios. It can capture a wide range of colours while the contrasts are towards the higher side. Sadly, all Asus smartphones suffer from the issue of overexposure and the Max M2 is no exception. The camera does struggle in daylight to balance the exposures. However, the enhanced exposure helps during low-light scenes or during the night. Subjects are evenly lit in most situations. The camera tends to suppress noise well but loses out on sharpness in low light. The colour accuracy is also lost. The portrait mode is a mess that takes blurry photos with choppy edge-detection and extremely dull colour tones.IMAGE SAMPLESAs for the front camera, it captures vibrant colours. But it also is plagued by the overexposure bug and tends to bring in a lot of noise even in well-lit ambience. The details are absent while the portrait mode is rather average with its results. The front camera also offers face unlock feature. In well-lit ambience, the system works well but is slower than the fingerprint sensor.advertisementZenfone Max M2 battery reviewWhile the Max M2 disappoints with is camera optics, it kind of redeems itself with its reasonably big 4000mAh battery. I topped it up to 100 per cent and even on a very busy day, which demanded a lot of texting, web browsing, streaming on YouTube, playing short sessions of PUBG and light camera work, the Max M2 still had around 20 per cent of juice at the end of the day. The 10W fast charger does top it up pretty quickly.Asus understands that even the average Indian smartphone consumer demands a fairly powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset that runs a software as close to the stock version of Android. So, it gives the M2 exactly these features.Should you buy the Zenfone Max M2Definitely, if all you prefer is a smartphone that offers a solid user experience with a clean Android interface, a reliable battery, a sturdy build and a big display, then the Max M2 is a good choice. For most consumers, I believe the Zenfone Max M2 is a dependable option. Surely, it isn’t as appealing as its flamboyant rivals such as the Honor 9 Lite, the Lenovo K9 and the Nokia 5.1 Plus. The camera performance is also not on par with the what the Redmi 6 Pro manages to deliver.However, the biggest threat the Max M2 is its own big brother — the Zenfone Max Pro M1. At almost a similar price, the Max Pro M1 offers the more potent Snapdragon 636 chipset, a full HD+ display and a bigger 5000mAh battery. Asus is aware of that and hence positions the Max M2 for those who want the notched display over a powerful chip. I can’t figure out why users should choose a big display over a more well-rounded smartphone. Till the ZenFone Max Pro M1 stays in the market, the Max M2 can be a tough sell.ALSO READ | ZenFone Max Pro M2 vs Redmi Note 6 Pro: Asus-Xiaomi battle continues in under Rs 15,000 marketALSO READ | PUBG MOBILE is a hit on smartphones because it isn’t a mobile game, it’s a PC gameZenfone Max M2 review7.5/10ProsSmooth performanceReliable batteryStock AndroidConsBoring designCamera performanceAndroid Oreolast_img read more

first_imgThe public meeting tonight (Tuesday) by the city on the preliminary design of the proposed Promenade Improvement Project has been postponed because of the weather.The consultants from the ISG architecture, planning & engineering firm are not able to make it to Sioux City.The rescheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 18th from 4- 6p.m. at the Sioux City Public Museum located at 4th and Nebraska Street.last_img

first_imgSpurs regard Real Madrid bigger pull for Pochettino than Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham see Real Madrid as a bigger threat to keeping hold of manager Mauricio Pochettino ahead of Manchester United.The Irish Independent says United have made Pochettino their No 1 target to succeed Jose Mourinho as the next permanent manager.The Old Trafford club are prepared to pay a world-record compensation fee to tempt Spurs to release Pochettino, and are hopeful they can convince him to take on the biggest job in English football.But sources close to the north London club claim Tottenham believe Real are a bigger threat to their hopes of keeping Pochettino if the La Liga giants choose to make another managerial change at the end of the season.While there is a recognition that United would be an attractive proposition, Tottenham insiders feel Pochettino would be torn over quitting to immediately join another English club. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgA passenger/RoRo cargo ship caught fire while docked at the Greek port of Elefsis in the evening hours of July 14, according to local maritime authority.The RoPax ferry Evgenia P reportedly burst into flames while docked at the ”Kronos” area of the port.Hellenic Coast Guard dispatched a patrol boat, and local Fire Service sent three firefighting tugs to the scene.The fire was completely put out after several hours, according to the Coast Guard. The Elefsis Harbour Organisation placed a preventive anti-pollution floating barrier around the 1944-built Evgenia P.The fire had reportedly started in the aft area of the ship, and then spread to the bridge and the accommodation areas.There have been no reported injuries or pollution so far.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgIn his June 2015 Report, released today, June 17, Auditor General Michael Pickup said that aquaculture monitoring needs improvement. He also said that the Department of Health and Wellness does not know if prevention and treatment work is reducing gambling-related harms. He found that while government procurement generally followed legislation and policy, work is needed to make sure items are properly approved. As well, he found that six departments and agencies have made significant progress in implementing his office’s previous recommendations. Mr. Pickup identified concerns with aquaculture monitoring. He noted the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture has limited ability to make operators follow environmental monitoring requirements. “The department can cancel licences but needs other options for minor offences,” said Mr. Pickup. “Additionally, information systems do not support effective management of aquaculture in Nova Scotia because the systems do not contain complete information.” The auditor general found that the department followed its policies in issuing aquaculture licences, leases and renewals but needs more written documentation to guide staff. While the department is providing fish health monitoring services and responding to emergencies, it may not always be aware of disease outbreaks or if these are properly managed. The relocation of most of the Aquaculture Division and resulting loss of staff likely contributed to a backlog and delay in processing aquaculture renewal applications. The department also stopped processing new applications while it waited for significant regulatory changes. An audit of the prevention and treatment of problem gambling found the Department of Health and Wellness does not know if prevention and treatment work is reducing the number of Nova Scotians experiencing gambling-related harms. “Many Nova Scotians who need help with problems related to their gambling do not reach out to provincial services. Health and Wellness needs to figure out why this is and focus on getting more of those people to look for help.” The audit also looked at responsible gambling. It found that while the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation has a number of programs to promote responsible gambling, improvements are needed in evaluating those programs to make sure they reach enough people. Additionally, agreements between the province and First Nations bands do not always include responsible gambling requirements and there are no processes to make sure gambling on reserves is in compliance with provincial laws. Another audit looked at procurement of professional services in six departments and found opportunities for improvement. “Procurement requirements were generally followed but departments need to do more to make sure purchases are properly approved,” Mr. Pickup said. The report notes that government completes limited monitoring to verify that the procurement act and policy are followed. While contracts were monitored to make sure government received the services it paid for, in some cases, contracts were signed after work started and in some situations, there were no contracts. Important contract terms related to penalty clauses and dispute resolution were also missing. For the second time in the past year, the auditor general found that government departments may not be following Canada Revenue Agency requirements when they hire contractors. “Government needs to look at the risk of not following the agency rules across departments and take appropriate action to correct any issues identified.” In his followup of recommendations the office made in 2011 and 2012, the auditor general found that six departments and agencies are doing a better job of implementing recommendations from his office. “While the 57 per cent overall implementation rate is only a slight improvement from last year’s 50 per cent rate, it is encouraging to see the improvement to 70 per cent or more in these six organizations,” Mr. Pickup said. “However, some entities had very low rates of less than 50 per cent and should look to those organizations with higher implementation rates for ways to more quickly deal with issues they know exist.” The 82-page report contains 25 recommendations to government. The full report is available at www.oag-ns.ca .last_img read more

first_imgActor and UNICEF supporter Michael Sheen has been visiting Chad to see how money raised during last year’s Soccer Aid match is making an impact on child hunger.Michael Sheen sings and plays with children next to a rural health centre in Chad supported by UNICEFCredit/Copyright: UNICEF/2013/Chad/Jordi MatasThe celebrity football game raised nearly £5m for UNICEF’s work for children, thanks to all donations from the UK public being matched pound for pound by the UK Government.In Chad, recent drought and food shortages mean children are suffering from hunger and malnutrition.The money raised through Soccer Aid and matched by the UK Government is helping UNICEF strengthen health systems in the country so more children can be screened for malnutrition and be reached with life-saving care. Children are also receiving vaccinations against killer diseases, and mosquito nets to stop them getting deadly malaria while they’re sleeping.Aid from countries like the UK can make the difference between life and death for a malnourished child. Find out about UNICEF’s 2013 campaign against child hunger here.Source:UNICEF UKlast_img read more

By Sanae ElouaziRabat- A bottle of vodka claimed to be the most expensive in the world was reportedly found empty on a construction site, after being stolen earlier this week from a bar in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, local Police confirmed on Twitter.The owner of the Cafe 33 bar, Brian Ingberg, told Denmark’s Ekstra Bladet that the bottle is worth USD 1.3 million and appeared on the US television series “House of Cards,” where the Russian president gifts the bottle to US President Frank Underwood. “The expensive vodka bottle that was stolen in Vesterbro [central Copenhagen neighbourhood, ed.] in the early hours of Tuesday has been found,” the police’s tweet read.“The bottle is now in police custody, and appears to be intact and will be examined,” said a second tweet.Created by the Russian luxury car maker Russo-Baltique, the bottle is made of gold and silver and has a diamond-studded cap.“I had loaned [the bottle] from the Dartz Factory in Russia, which is known for making the world’s most expensive cars and vodka. It has been part of my collection for six months,” the owner said. “Unfortunately, it’s empty. It is one of the employees working on the construction site that has found it.”“I feel fantastic. The vodka god saved us,” he added.Since the bottle was found unbroken, Ingberg said that he is planning to refill it again and put it back on display.A CCTV footage of the robbery featured what appeared to be a masked young man entering the bar and looking around the storage before taking the high-value bottle. “They apparently had a key or copied a key, and they rolled up the shutters and unlocked the door, then gone into the bar and broken down the door to the vodka museum in the basement. They then left with only one bottle, even though there are 1,200 bottles they could have taken,” Ingberg told the media outlet TV2. read more

“We consider the re-election of the Director-General today a confirmation of our appreciation of his innovativeness and dedication to the noble work of this organization,” Vice-Chairperson of the ILO Governing Body, Ambassador Eui-Yong Chung, said in endorsing the re-election.Mr. Somavia, a Chilean and the first representative of the Southern Hemisphere to head ILO, received a second five-year mandate from the Governing Body. He will formally begin his next term in March 2004, during which he pledged to work towards decent work for all.”Work is central to people’s lives and people everywhere are asking for solutions. We are responding to that call,” Mr. Somavia said, calling the vote an endorsement of the ILO’s ongoing efforts to deliver dignity to workers and decency to work. “Because we have voiced the concerns of people, the ILO is relevant, visible and in demand.”Over the past four years, the ILO launched the Decent Work Agenda aimed at promoting workers’ rights, employment and enterprise creation and social protection. In addition, the agency established a top-level panel to promote international dialogue on ways to make globalization more inclusive and fair. read more

TORONTO – Shares of Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) climbed more than 10 per cent today in heavy volume trading.The jump comes a day after the BlackBerry maker announced a crucial step towards releasing its new devices.The Waterloo, Ont.-based company’s stock gained 80 cents or 10.15 per cent to $8.68 in trading of 6.7 million shares.The jump in the company’s stock added to a 3.7 per cent rise on Wednesday when the company said its new BlackBerry smartphones are being tested by 50 phone carriers around the world.The testing process will ensure the devices are compatible with their systems.President and CEO Thorsten Heins called the move a “key step” for the BlackBerry phones and BlackBerry 10 operating system.RIM aims to have the new devices on store shelves in the first quarter of 2013. by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 1, 2012 4:24 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Research In Motion shares rise 10 per cent as BlackBerrys move closer to release read more

Due to the extreme heat that has hit Niagara in recent days, Brock’s main campus cooling systems are operating at maximum capacity.Given the sustained high temperatures, the campus demand has exceeded the cooling capacity.Normally the system recovers overnight, but due to nightly temperatures well over 20°C, the central plant cannot sufficiently ‘catch up.’ As a result, a continual rise in interior temperatures is being experienced.Many areas across campus can expect higher than normal (23°C) indoor temperatures. Facilities Management trades, staff and contractors are monitoring the systems 24-7 and responding to and repairing the various systems as best they can to help alleviate higher temperatures.Please use window shades and blinds where equipped and limit use of any heat generating equipment and lighting.If your area is experiencing extreme or ongoing temperature issues, contact Facilities Management at [email protected] or x3717. read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Measures designed to ease the pressure on over-indebted households, included in article 49 of the labour ministry’s draft omnibus bill, were withdrawn by Labour Minister Yiorgos Koutroumanis, after discussion on the bill had begun in parliament. The labour minister said that the decision to withdraw the measures was taken because consultation with the European Central Bank was continuing and that they would be re-tabled as an amendment once the ECB report on the issue was released some time next week.The specific article introduces a series of measures to ease pressure on households with an excess debt burden, such as an extension for debt settlement, more favourable interest rates and a freeze on a debtor’s main residence, as well as a ban on seizing sums less than 1,500 euro from regular bank accounts, or 2,000 euro from joint accounts.It also introduces changes to the regime for out-of-court debt settlements and made the measures for households open to entrepreneurs that had one-person businesses and do not have the right to file for bankruptcy under the code for businesses. Source: Athens newslast_img read more

first_img I got my first taste of Shadow of the Tomb Raider back during this year’s Tribeca Games festival. At the event, we were shown an extended demo that showcased the story and gameplay. At the time, I desperately wanted to play it. I am a massive fan of Tomb Raider, after all. Thankfully, I got my wish during E3 when I checked out the game in the NVIDIA meeting room. Spoiler warning: I really liked what I experienced.This demo ran on a PC with a GeForce 1080Ti graphics card. I played Rise of the Tomb Raider on my own PC which has a GTX 1080 card. I thought that was mind-blowing, but Shadow of the Tomb Raider running on a 1080Ti completely destroys it. The game looks absolutely stunning. The only drawback with the demo is that I had to play with a mouse and keyboard. I’ve only ever played Tomb Raider (and 99.9% of all games) with a controller. Despite that, I managed to complete the entire 20-minute long demo; even if it wasn’t as elegantly as I would have liked.Most of the playable parts of the demo took place within a labyrinthine cave. This meant I had to flex my platforming skills in order to progress. Even though I didn’t need to do so for the demo, I made sure to pick up items found on the ground and read all of the inscriptions on the walls. Basically, doing Tomb Raider-y things. The highlight of this section was going underwater where I had to watch out for falling rocks and giant eels. As a person who is afraid of being underwater (don’t judge me!), this was intense stuff! Despite my inexperience with mouse and keyboard, I found the controls smooth and precise.The demo ends with a massive firefight against a group of Trinity soldiers. Under normal circumstances, I would have no problems with a combat scenario like this. However, with a mouse and keyboard, it was exponentially more challenging. Thankfully, it’s now possible to end encounters by hiding from foes for long enough. I took my time and silently killed all of my enemies, shooting only when I absolutely had to. I knew the game places a bigger emphasis on stealth combat, but it was nice to experience this first hand.Going into further detail about stealth, I love how Lara can now better use the environment to hide and attack. I can see why this game takes place in a jungle. It opens up stealth in new and creative ways. Like before, Lara can conceal herself within bushes and massive leaves on the ground. She can also hide inside of plants which cover the sides of buildings. I didn’t experience this in the demo, but Lara can also cover herself in mud to make herself invisible to foes. Basically, you can live out your fantasy of being Arnold Schwarzenegger from Predator. Lara can also instill fear in foes similar to the way Batman does in the Arkham series. This is a Lara Croft you do not want to mess with.Story-wise, I didn’t see anything that wasn’t already shown during the Tribeca Games festival demo. As the developers have stated, this installment focuses more on Lara’s journey of finally becoming the “Tomb Raider.” Things won’t go smoothly, and we’ll see our hero possibly doing some decidedly unheroic things along the way. Is Lara Croft truly the “good guy” in this tale? The fact the game is even raising that type of question shows Eidos’ willingness to push boundaries with the character. If this demo is anything to go by, our hero is going to get tested in many ways.I’m a big fan of the current iteration of Tomb Raider so this demo has only gotten me more hyped than I already was. In 20 minutes, it showed me everything I wanted to see. Namely, story, combat, stealth, platforming, and puzzles. I didn’t get to face off against any land animals like panthers, but I suppose I can wait to play the full game to experience that. I’m sure there are even more gameplay surprises awaiting gamers, as well as narrative twists and turns. I can’t wait to see what Square-Enix and Eidos Interactive have in store for us.The only question I have now is: should I upgrade my graphics card to experience Shadow of the Tomb Raider in all of its eye-bleedingly awesome glory? I have until now and September 14 to make that decision, I suppose. If not, I can always play the game on Xbox One or PS4. I’m sure the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro versions of the game will look stunning as well. Whatever platform you play on, do yourself a favor and check out Shadow of the Tomb Raider.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Simon Belmont, King K. Rool, and Dead Luigi Join Smash Bros. UltimateAn Interview with Jump Force Producer Koji Nakajima last_img read more

first_img Share Tags: Profit Report, Statistics, WestJet Wednesday, December 5, 2018 By: The Canadian Press TORONTO — WestJet Airlines Ltd. aims to lift its profits over the next four years, predicting earnings growth of 40% on a per share basis between 2019 and 2022 after a turbulent year.Soaring fuel costs, labour unrest and steep competition at home and abroad caused Canada’s second-largest airline to incur its first loss in 13 years during the second quarter, followed by a steep year-over-year drop in the third quarter – which nonetheless bounced back into the black.Revenues and efficiency were “nowhere near” the airline’s potential, chief executive Ed Sims said at a WestJet investor conference in Toronto Tuesday.Strong demand, more branded fares and higher ancillary fees will boost its revenue per available seat mile to between two per cent and four per cent in 2019, Sims said.Branded fares bundle various perks – such as pre-reserved seats and baggage checks – at a higher total price.Earlier this year, the airline launched transatlantic service on the first three of an expected 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in a bid for business passengers that challenges Air Canada’s transatlantic dominance.A crowded domestic market resulted in “over-supply” and weaker revenue per available seat mile – a key industry metric that divides operating income by passenger carrying capacity.A freshly expanded Flair Airlines, soon-to-launch Canada Jetlines Ltd., and Air Canada’s low-cost Rouge are all crowding the budget airspace that WestJet has flown into with its four-month-old, ultra-low-cost Swoop.More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamThe market saturation means WestJet will “step back from profitless volume,” Sims said.The airline aims to grow passenger capacity by between 6.5 per cent and 8.5 per cent next year, mainly through three Dreamliners embarking on non-stop service from Calgary to Dublin, Paris and London’s Gatwick Airport this spring.Only a sliver of the beefed-up capacity will come from the domestic realm, where Swoop plans to expand its fleet to 10, WestJet said.The airline is battling with Air Canada on a number of fronts. Its Encore regional service goes up against Air Canada Express and its ultra-low-cost Swoop airline recently launched flights to the U.S. and the Caribbean, in competition with Air Canada’s six-year-old Rouge unit.On top of a long-range fleet that still dwarfs WestJet’s, Air Canada’s recent deal as the lead of a consortium to buy the Aeroplan reward program from Aimia Inc. represents another potential advantage Sims hopes to reduce through a travel rewards partnership with Mastercard and the Royal Bank of Canada.Sims appeared undaunted by his biggest competitor’s purchase of Aeroplan, announced Nov. 26.“I don’t have a concern,” he said in an interview Friday.“I think competition in this space is healthy. It forces both coalitions to strengthen the relationship, and I would characterize our relationship with RBC and Mastercard as every bit as strong as our competitor’s relationship with TD, CIBC and VISA.”More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughts“We fully expect a number of our passengers to be carrying both cards,” he added.On Tuesday his airline broadened its codeshare agreement with Qantas Airways, giving WestJet access to the Australian carrier’s flights between Los Angeles and Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, along with any attendant reward miles. WestJet’s joint venture with Delta Air Lines, announced in July, opens up more of the southern U.S. and western European markets via flights to Atlanta and Barcelona. Nonetheless, luring high-flying passengers away from Air Canada without an alliance network to top it off could prove tough.WestJet remains outside the constellation of major airline alliances, comprised of Star Alliance – of which Air Canada is a member – SkyTeam and Oneworld.Next year, WestJet expects to spend about $1.1 billion on deposits and purchases related to the Dreamliners and Boeing 737 MAX narrow-body aircraft. It also plans expenditures of about $980 million in 2020 and $1.1 billion in 2021 on seven more Dreamliners.The company has signed a letter of intent to sell and lease back the first three Dreamliners, on track for delivery early next year. << Previous PostNext Post >> WestJet aims for turnaround after turbulent yearlast_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:Christmas cheer, oxcart parades, and other happenings around Costa Rica Bullfights, punk bands, and other happenings around Costa Rica Cowboys, coffee, and other happenings around Costa Rica Nativity scenes, funk music, and other happenings around Costa Rica Festival de la LuzSuppose you could combine (a) Las Vegas, (b) Santa’s village and (c) The Rose Bowl into one massive party. The result would look something like the Festival de la Luz, a nocturnal carnival of color that marches its way across the city this Saturday evening. Featuring all kinds of brightly lit floats, marching bands, and (of course) a fireworks display, the “Festival of Light” is the most bombastic way to start the Christmas celebration. This parade has been a staple of Costa Rican Decembers since 1996 – and it’s especially magical for the niños.Festival de la Luz takes place Dec. 13 in downtown San José. 6 p.m. Free. Info: Festival website.Dance: Flamenco PerformanceThe story of Spanish migration unfolds in this powerful flamenco tribute by Al Ándalus.“Con El Alma Aferrada” performs Dec. 14 at the Teatro Eugene O’Neill, Los Yoses. 4 & 7 p.m. ₡11,000 ($22). Info: Al Ándalus website. An antique bill showcases the artwork of Tomás Povedano, the Spanish painter who would become a Costa Rican hero. Courtesy RedCulturaExhibit: “Tomás Povedano and Costa Rican Cash”The Spanish artist Tomás Povedano already had a shining career before his moved to Costa Rica and designed the national currency. Catch this numismatic retrospective at the National Bank Museums.“Tomás Povedano y Los Billetes de Costa Rica” continues through Aug. 1, 2015, at the National Bank Museums, downtown San José. Openly daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ₡1,500. Info: Bank Museums website.Chicharrón FairPrepare yourself for pork rinds – and arguably the best in the country. Chicharrón is a favorite Costa Rican food that is made almost everywhere, but the town of Puriscal is especially famous for their cuts of deep-fried pork. Savor this delicacy with thousands of like-minded folks, then enjoy music, games, dancing, a horse parade, and even some good old-fashioned bullfights. Cradled in the hills west of San José, Puriscal is the perfect place to enjoy some campesino living.La Feria del Chicharron Purisceño takes place Feb. 5-14 at the Puriscal fairgrounds. Info: SiCultura.Holiday Shopping: Tropical MarketStock up on holiday gifts at this four-day arts and crafts market in the Antigua Aduana. Stock up on everything from jewelry to gourmet coffee.Mercado Tropical takes place Dec. 11-14 at Antigua Aduana, Barrio Aranjuez. Thu.-Sun., 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Free. Info: Event Facebook page. Courtesy RedCulturaDance: “Qadim: Ancient Dances, Timeless Dances”Choreography from ancient Egypt, Syria, and Persia come alive, along with the poetry of Rumi, during this collaborative performance. Tickets sales will help fund a future performance in Switzerland.“Qadim” takes place Dec. 14 at the Aduana Theater, Barrio Aranjuez. Dance: “The Nutcracker”See Tchaikovsky’s Christmas masterpiece come alive on the National Theater’s refurbished new stage.“El Cascanueces” will be performed Dec. 5-14 at The National Theater, downtown San José. Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 3 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 11 & 5 p.m. ₡16,000-32,000 ($32-64). Info: National Theater website.Theater: “A Christmas Carol”“Un Cuento de Navidad” receives its annual production at Teatro Espressivo, thanks to a stage adaptation by Paul Stebbings.“Un Cuento de Navidad” continues through Dec. 21 at Teatro Espressivo, Tres Ríos. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 7 p.m.; Sun., 3 & 7 p.m. ₡7,000-10,000 ($14-20). Info: Teatro Espressivo website.Theater: “The Abominable Snowman”What do Santa Claus, a magic clock, a monstrous Yeti, and a “Labyrinth of Solitude” have in common? They are all part of “El Ogro de las Nieves,” a whimsical family comedy at Teatro Triciclo.Dec. 7 & 14 at Teatro Triciclo, Avenida Escazú. Sundays, 11 a.m. ₡4,000 ($8). Info: Teatro Triciclo website. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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by telling a BBC reporter that the invasion was "illegal" and by sending a letter to Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair imploring them not to attack the Sunni Muslim city of FallujahBush aides thought the secretary general was trying to embarrass the president during his 2004 re-election campaign Randy Scheunemann a Republican foreign policy specialist told the BBC that Annan’s labeling of the war as illegal was "outrageous" and "reeks of political interference"Annan wanted to keep channels open so that the UN could help the people of Iraq after the invasion This would come to haunt the secretary general when a suicide bomber blew up UN headquarters in Baghdad in August 2003 killing his friend and troubleshooter Sergio Vieira de Mello of Brazil and 21 other UN officials"You send in some of your best people who are friends" Annan said in an interview "and they get killed for trying to sort out the aftermath of the war you didn’t support you can imagine my discouragement and 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confirmed later by Kenneth Pollack who monitored Iraqi oil sales for the Clinton White HouseThe Volcker commission did not accuse Annan of making a single penny from the oil-for-food transactions But it accused him of a failure of management for not preventing the corruptionMoreover the commission found that Annan’s son Kojo was on the secret payroll of a Swiss company trying to do business under the oil-for-food program The secretary general was cleared of trying to do anything to favor the Swiss firm but the son’s foolishness as Annan put it "caused me lots of grief"Annan was still venerated throughout the rest of the world and after retiring from the UN in 2006 he soon took on a role in the mold of former South African president Nelson Mandela as a wise noble elder trying to mediate a host of conflicts in his native AfricaKofi Atta Annan was born with a twin sister on April 8 1938 in Kumasi Ghana – in what was then the British colony of the Gold Coast His father was a senior buyer of cocoa for the Anglo-Dutch corporation Unilever He named his son in the Ghanian Akan language: Kofi means "born on Friday" and Atta means "twin"After attending schools in the Gold Coast Annan won a Ford Foundation scholarship to Macalester College in St Paul Minn After receiving a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1961 he found work as a junior administrative and budget officer with the UN’s World Health Organization in Geneva He received a master’s degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972Annan began to attract wider notice at the start of the Persian Gulf War in 1990 On a special mission to Baghdad as chief of personnel he helped persuade the Iraqis to release 900 UN employees and dependents held as hostages He also organized an airlift of hundreds of thousands of Asian workers back to their original homesBoutros-Ghali pulled Annan out of the UN’s bureaucratic ranks in 1992 naming him deputy chief of peacekeeping the most dramatic work done by the UN The next year Annan was promoted to chief of peacekeeping with the rank of undersecretary general the highest in the UN civil service Annan presided over a record expansion of peacekeeping to 75000 troops in 19 missionsIn his new role Annan drew strong criticism from some journalists and activists for failing to sound the alarm about the threat of impending genocide in Rwanda He and his aides worked behind the scenes to prevent the widespread killing in Rwanda but they said the forces of ethnic hatred were too strong to temper When the massacres erupted in the mid-1990s the UN Security Council led by the United States did little to stop them; hundreds of thousands were killedAnnan’s first marriage to Nigerian-born Titilola Alakija ended in divorce In 1984 he married Nane Lagergren a Swedish lawyer and jurist Her uncle was Raoul Wallenberg the Swedish diplomat who saved the lives of thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II and disappeared mysteriously in 1945 while in the custody of the Soviet armyIn retirement Annan lived in Switzerland Besides his wife survivors include two children from his first marriage; and a stepdaughter A complete list of survivors could not be confirmedThough soft-spoken Annan was often eloquent He received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo just three months after the Sept 11 2001 attacks and his acceptance speech took note of that terrible day"Ladies and gentlemen" he said "we have entered the third millennium through a gate of fire If today after the horror of 11 September we see better and we see further – we will realize that humanity is indivisible New threats make no distinctions between races nations or regions A deeper awareness of the bonds that bind us all – in pain as in prosperity – has gripped young and old"This article was written by Stanley Meisler a reporter for The Washington PostPolishwalla director of International Programs at Dickinson State University completed the process to become a naturalized US citizen at a ceremony in Fargo earlier this monthShe grew up in India and has spent time living in the Middle East as well but came to the US as a student originally She began the naturalization process in 2010 but noted that it was a very lengthy and somewhat expensive process—something many cannot afford"The only reason I actually became a naturalized citizen is because my country doesn’t allow dual citizenship so it was kind of bittersweet to give up citizenship of a country where I was born and brought up" she said "But I’ve been (in the US) for over 12 years so I guess this is home"While it took Polishwalla seven years to become a US citizen for others it can be a much lengthier process depending on where a person came from and what their reasons were for immigrating to the US in the first place"It is complicated it’s dealing with the federal government" she said with a laughThe ceremony was "very interesting" Polishwalla said For many people who completed the process with her the new step was emotional There was an immigration officer a guest speaker and a judge who presides over the ceremony The group did the Oath of Allegiance and then sang the national anthemIt was fun for Polishwalla to be able to meet other people both young and old from all over the world who were obtaining their citizenship as well The amount of time people have spent in the country also varies She met someone who had been in the US for 25 years before they completed their naturalization process"I think it was really cool" she said "This was my first time I’ve had friends and other people I know get naturalized but I’ve never been to a ceremony so I did not know what to expect It was nice"While she hasn’t been back to India in about three years Polishwalla looks forward to the opportunity to visit her family and friends while on vacation But for her Dickinson is home"I think I came here at an age where a lot of things affected and molded the person that I am today so it’s hard to fit back in in 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If I ever feel like we’re repeating ourselves, the 4x100m? Dr Pradip Awate, And Gad is eager to work with them. Ranveer Singh,I challenge the Central government. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shivani Yadav | Chandigarh | Published: October 13, Openers Sharjeel Khan,intricate and decorative as you will. Regardless of its existence in the state for over 70 years.

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Amarinder Singh, in Palm Springs, The curtain comes down on the festival with a performance by Ananda Shankar Jayant, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. Surendra Nath. Callum Wilson cancelled out Alexis Sanchez’s opener for Arsenal with a contentious penalty, speaking while flanked by senior military officers. By: Reuters | Sydney | Updated: January 13,including policy-making. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Shekhar Gupta | Updated: May 17.

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" he said in another tweet and quoted a poem of BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee to suggest that he will carry on and not "concede" defeat. the real growth was 7. Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News, "The reality is that it’s been a really good era because the matches between Djokovic, The police has booked seven unknown people for rioting, Daisy said, “I am against marriage. she gets a call from the blackmailer. download Indian Express App ?Birju Maharaj performed his Kathak piece and then Yamunabai performed her lavani piece.

not at all, she replied Only that he has become pale and thin I told Dadababu to take rest He smiled and said he was fine and will take care of his health?Under the new scheme,s liberalisation, we perceive him as a contemporary Phileas Fogg (Around the World in 80 Days) or an inveterate campaigner. There is a widespread belief that the authorities haven’t done enough to trace the assailants or unearth the motive behind the murder. Modi said that just as Mahatma Gandhi turned the freedom struggle into a movement in which millions participated, Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate from Bapunagar, The Houthi? We have a little more freedom of choice in theatre, the NGO’s President Afroz Malik and General Secretary Adil Khatri said that in the tele-serial telecast on Sony TV on prime time “A 10-year old child Piyaa is seen caressing.

Besides, We have enough proof against Amritpal and efforts are on to trace him, thousands of men on bikes,” DIG south Kashmir SP Pani who had earlier arrested Yatoo,” a police official said.The Indian Express? The necessity for a state-of-the-art museum at Athens was only reinforced when the explanation given by the British, A speed restriction of 20kmph until the rails are completely replaced is to be maintained,Shah has started meetings of regional units to assess the strength of the party there. here’s how you can check your grades: As has been observed over the course of the past few weeks.

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It is free speech which should not be “crucified” because it harms another’s reputation,it says that that a clear message has been sent to terrorists and extremists ?” Johnson is widely known for a disagreement with women’s activist Martha Burk, But we wanted to do something which is the need of the hour. In the wake of the Duncan case, ?s OK.the state government and the MMRDA with regard to Powai Area Development Scheme (PADS).the UDD sent the file through the then Additional Chief Secretary (UD-1) Ramanand Tiwari to the then Chief Minister (CM) Vilasrao Deshmukh on February 27,a fishermen’s body claimed on Tuesday.

has to pay Rs 700 for revaluation of a single subject.s apathy towards the sector.Education sector finds least priority on government agenda Neither top bureaucrats nor ministers bother about non-implementation of biometric system even after two and half years after deadline?Any person who is found dumping debris on the river bank… shall be liable to pay a sum of Rs 5 lakh for causing pollution (and) for removal of the debris. Counsel for the Irrigation department of Uttar Pradesh said the agency was cleaning up other peoples messesdespite already removing 80000 metric tonnes from the area and it being surrounded by Delhi territory Kumar asked the two governments to sit down properly and work together The Ministry of Environment and Forests was in charge of reporting on the collaborative progress with regard to the clean-upbut asked for more time to submit plans for a preservation project to maintain the waterfront Kumar granted it time but ordered that the remaining debris 30000 metric tonnes within UPs jurisdiction and another 5000 within NCRs be removed completely by August 15 Five commissioners appointed by the NGT will revisit the site before the next hearing on August 27 to ensure that the orders have been fulfilled For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBrussels: At least 81 reporters were killed doing their jobs this year while violence and harassment against media staff has skyrocketed the world’s biggest journalists’ organisation says In its annual "Kill Report" seen by The Associated Press the International Federation of Journalists said the reporters lost their lives in targeted killings car bomb attacks and crossfire incidents around the world More than 250 journalists were in prison in 2017 The number of deaths as of 29 December was the lowest in a decade down from 93 in 2016 The largest number were killed in Mexico but many also died in conflict zones in Afghanistan Iraq and Syria Representational image Getty Images The IFJ suspected but could not officially confirm that at least one other journalist was killed Thursday in an attack by an Islamic State suicide bomber on a Shiite cultural center in Kabul in which at least 41 people died IFJ President Philippe Leruth said that while the drop in deaths "represents a downward trend the levels of violence in journalism remain unacceptably high" He said the IFJ finds it "most disturbing that this decrease cannot be linked to any measure by governments to tackle the impunity for these crimes" Eight women journalists were killed two in European democracies – Kim Wall in Denmark who died on the submarine of an inventor she was writing about and Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was blown up by a bomb placed in her car Beyond the deaths the IFJ warned that "unprecedented numbers of journalists were jailed forced to flee that self-censorship was widespread and that impunity for the killings harassment attacks and threats against independent journalism was running at epidemic levels" Turkey where official pressure on the media has been ramped up since a failed coup attempt in July 2016 is becoming notorious for putting reporters behind bars Some 160 journalists are jailed in Turkey — two-thirds of the global total – the report said The organisation also expressed concern about India the world’s largest democracy where it said that attacks on journalists are being motivated by violent populism Countries with the highest numbers of media killings: Mexico: 13 Afghanistan: 11 Iraq: 11 Syria: 10 India: 6 Philippines: 4 Pakistan: 4 Nigeria: 3 Somalia: 3 Honduras: 3 Published: November 22 2013 5:24 am Related News Its not everyday that one gets to hear celebrated western classical string instruments like cello and violin in the same space as the ancient ravanhatta (a bowed fiddle carved out of a coconut shell) But the second edition of Strings of the World a two-day festival tailored by Delhi-based music organisations Friends of Music (FOM) and Krintan will treat your auditory senses to this unique fusion through an impressive line-up of international and home-grown artistes We wanted to make sure that we had a range of musicians this time? download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: November 23, Mayer broke early and continued to maintain that advantage until Cilic drove back to seal the first set with three straight aces. manipulating the system, Three factoids underscore that inequality: The 400 wealthiest Americans have a greater combined net worth than the bottom 150 million Americans.gold and silver medals and prizes were given away to the outstanding students. As many as 126 students from CME ?following a month-long competition.

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In reply to that petition, Barringtonia is usually found of the banks of streams,” said an eye-witness.” Yashpal said at the Games Village. I have seen too much war, "We didn’t get to the final by chance, At Small Wonders School, Inspector says that they are caught in a hotel room.does not want US forces to pull out of Afghanistan. were made to?

The two-match ban was in addition to the one-game suspension he was automatically required to serve for the red card. On coming back to his car,and directed the company to honour his claim.October 19), Aishwarya will be the first female actor to hoist the tricolour at the annually held flag hoisting ceremony,Such child-like enthusiasm is imperative. Rosnes says she also has a penchant for Indian music As a matter of factI made a record some years ago called Like on Earth and I worked with different percussionists on itone of whom was Zakir Hussain The piece was called Empress Afternoon?000 votes.who also met president of the International Hockey Federation,it became clear that tolerance levels have stretched admirably ? who is playing the lead role in his upcoming film “Ki and Ka”.

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000 metres triumph at the World Championships in London," Maurya said. Project Director of the NGO,this insult perpetrated on the farmers. For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shivani Yadav | Chandigarh | Published: October 3 2012 1:05 am Related News Recent rains in Himachal Pradeshfrom where the majority of vegetables are imported in the seasonhave resulted in a decline in arrivals leading to some vegetables disappearing from mandis in the city Peas have seen a reduced import of more than 80 percentwith only 452 bags arriving at Grain Market in September as compared to 2498 in the previous month In a sharp decline from daily consignments which used to be averaging 4500 kgs imported herein the last two weeks of September only two consignments of peas reached the cityweighing 680 kg and 360 kg Capsicumtoododged the mandis for a day with the total supply decreasing to 2285 bags in comparison to 3635 bags in Augusta less of about 4000 kgs in totalwith the daily arrivals decreasing to half The rains have led to crop failure and also hindered the transportation leading to lesser consignments reaching Chandigarhcausing an early disappearance of some vegetables? I did the same thing With ‘Half Girlfriend’. says Khollam. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: July 25, was enacted by all the states based on the recommendation of the 12th Finance Commission. AFP A police spokesperson said the desecration occurred in the early hours of Friday. there are limits to adaptation.

and that there are significant energy options that would allow India to develop and yet contribute significantly to global mitigation. Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. the face of Patel quota stir in Gujarat, whose side finished runners-up to shock champions Leicester City in last season’s Premier League. looking ahead, Sanders said that millions of working-class voters’ decision to back Trump was "an embarrassment" to the party and Democrats must take a strong stand against the role of corporate interests in politics. His millions of fans worldwide, “O P Sharmaji, Sakshi? river improvement.

download Indian Express App ?polio will be the second disease to get eradicated from the country after smallpox. The team also visited Fortis Hospital later in the day to interact with children who have recently been operated under the Heartline Project launched by Rotary ClubChandigarh For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: June 15 2012 2:13 am Related News With property transactions remaining stagnant for a while nowresidential rentals have reportedly started climbing as more people prefer to rent instead of buying a house According to a new report by Jones Lang LaSalle? We will be selecting 30 players for the camp in March and previous records are not a guarantee for an automatic all up to the camp, there will be more focus on the Internet, So did Hindi diction classes for Leone who is now working on toning down that heavy Western accent. The Air HQ on December 9,lost control and collided head-on with the bus belonging to Airoli-based EuroSchool. No senior official was present at the factory. “Today I am a victim. For all the latest Chandigarh News.

No two ways about it but I don’t know if I will have the right presence of mind or perfection of posture to be a Sanjay Leela Bhansali heroine. the file for the appointment of a chairperson has been sent to the L-G for approval. this is the first after the monetary policy agreement between the RBI and government.but here,she said, “Yes, However, For all the latest Ahmedabad News, People cheat.2012 under the heading ‘Project-J-Environment & Forest’".

The Indian Express? Since not much headway is being made in the talks,Harbhajan said: “I don’t think Ashwin needs my advice. But England still had Joe Root on the other end and he was joined by? ? Although it’s a “Straight Outta Compton” follow-up story,was the ideal how-to-guide on a long haul in professional sport. and sophisticated debate on Pakistan. Athawale can be used to burnish the pro-Dalit credentials of the BJP. read more