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first_imgFirst Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileFirst Capital Bank Limited (formerly Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe) was founded in 1912 and is an iconic institution in the local banking sector; operating across the full spectrum of retail and business banking, and corporate and investment banking with 38 branches nationwide. In addition to mainstream financial products, First Capital Bank offers motor, home, travel, business and personal insurance services. After more than a century operating under its parent company, Barclays plc has sold its majority stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe to FMB Capital Holdings, the Mauritius based holding company, that has banking operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. FMB Capital Holdings is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange. First Capital Bank Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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It’s an online retailer but is also categorised as a high-growth tech firm, having only been set up in the early 2000s. The business is involved in helping other firms build and grow their brand. This is mostly from an e-commerce perspective, but as THG has grown, it now incorporates other elements too.Investors like me couldn’t get a piece of the action when it was a private limited company, but since the listing, everyone can get involved in buying THG shares. Being public also means greater news flow to investors and greater financial transparency. So what can we discern from the information we’ve got so far?THG shares look attractiveThe latest release following the IPO was its Q3 results. In it, THG showed year-on-year revenue growth of 38.6%, with guidance that the full-year figures should show revenue of £1.43bn for growth of 25%. These figures are strong, but also highlight to me that the business isn’t at risk from Covid-19 particularly. Although THG does operate in the retail space, the impact of any slowdown would be an indirect one in most cases.THG shares also benefited from the recent announcement that 500 new jobs are going to be created by the end of the year. Most of these will be in the technology services division where the real growth is being driven from. At a time when many businesses are cutting jobs, this is a major tick in the box for sustainable growth in whatever shape the UK economy finds itself!The final reason I think THG shares could have long-term upside is the types of companies it’s partnering with. Over the past couple of months, new partnerships have been announced with Hotel Chocolat and Homebase. The fact that these household names are choosing THG to aid digital transformation or general growth strategy speaks volumes to me. It shows that THG is a well respected firm within the industry.Looking to the long-termFor 2021 and beyond, I think the shares could be top performers. The financial performance is strong, and unaffected by Covid-19 so far. With the weight of new brands coming on board, I think the stock has slid under the radar so far. As a result, it’s currently sitting on the top of my watchlist for exciting shares! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Missed the Bitcoin rally? I think The Hut Group shares could be top performers in 2021 Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

first_img TAGSICYMIWeek in Review Previous articleA Memorial Day grilling feastNext articleRemembering Sherman’s Army Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! 5 stories that shaped Apopka’s news week:Graham brings passionate authenticity to her run for governorMayor Jacobs: “The State of the County is strong!”Budget workshops still on pace for JuneErnest C. Swift to be inducted into the Apopka Sports Hall of FameBlue Darters and Mustangs win big in spring jamborees UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

first_img Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSPet Photo ContestPet Supermarket Previous articleThe top US horse races that could still go ahead in 2020Next articleIs the organic lifestyle right for your family? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Is your pet destined for stardom?From Pet SupermarketNow through May 31, 2020, Pet Supermarket is accepting digital photo submissions of pets and offering the chance for up to 13 pets nationwide to be featured in one of Pet Supermarket’s future advertisements. The advertisements may be on a billboard, television, social media or placed in e-mail communications.Following the May 31 deadline, a panel of judges will assess the submissions based on a variety of characteristics including, pet diversity, originality, and visual impact, and narrow the options to 50. Customers will then have the opportunity to vote on their favorite pet photos from June 15-21 on the Pet Supermarket Facebook page. The 13 photos with the most votes will be announced on social media on July 10, 2020.For more information and to enter a pet, visit Pet Supermarket’s Facebook page and select the “Casting Call” tab.WHATPet Supermarket’s 2020 Casting Call ContestWHEREPet enthusiasts are encouraged to visit Pet Supermarket’s Facebook page and click the “Casting Call” tab to submit photos of their petsWHENSubmissions: May 1-31, 2020Voting: June 15-21, 2020Winners Announced: July 10, 2020INFOThe contest is free and open to pet owners in all states excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Interested participants can visit Pet Supermarket’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PetSupermarket) for instructions and guidelines.last_img read more

first_imgCharity Commission warns of possible scams around East Africa crisis appeal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charity Commission DEC Law / policy The Charity Commission is advising the public on how they can ensure that they avoid falling for fake charity appeals set up around the drought and food shortage crisis in East Africa.The Commission is aware that such scams are likely, based on previous experiences with disaster appeals such as the Haiti earthquake and the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. These fake appeals can take the form of fake appeal websites, email appeals that falsely use the name of genuine charities, or appeals from fictitious charities.The Commission is urging the public to keep giving but to be vigilant. It has issued the following advice for those who wish to make a donation:• Be careful when responding to emails or clicking links within them. Don’t “click-through” from suspicious-looking emails and beware unfamiliar or excessively long website addresses. If you want to donate online, type in the charity’s website address from your homepage.• Watch out for poor grammar and spelling in emails and other documents, including collection envelopes or clothing bags. This can also be a sign they are not genuine.• If you have any concerns about the legitimacy of a request for donations that appears to come from a charity, don’t hesitate to contact that charity directly. Be wary of any appeals where contact details for the charity are not provided. You can find genuine contact details for charities on their websites or on the Register of Charities, which is available on the Charity Commission website www.charitycommission.gov.uk.• If you are in any doubt about a charity collector, ask for their identification and the charity’s name and registration number. If you are not happy about giving then and there, you can check to see if the charity is on the public Register of Charities.• If you are concerned that you may have been targeted by a fundraising scam, you should report this to Action Fraud http://www.actionfraud.org.uk and the police. You should also contact the Charity Commission – www.charitycommission.gov.uk.• Think about how you are going to give. If you are a UK taxpayer and donate directly to a charity – whether online, over the phone, by post or by handing in a cheque at the charity’s office or shop – it can claim Gift Aid to maximise your donation.The Commission also pointed out that there are laws around collecting money for charity in public which are there to protect donors and make sure that the money raised goes to a genuine charitable cause.It advises members of the public that, if they want to fundraise for those who have been affected by the crisis in East Africa, they should:• Have the necessary permission from your local authority or the Metropolitan Police if you live in a London borough.• Only collect using a sealed tin or container.• Always make sure you state the name and registration number of the charity you are collecting for.• Always make sure there is more than one person to count the collection proceeds and sign off the total amount.• Bank any cash as soon as possible, preferably straight into the charity account. Get a receipt from the Bank/Building Society.• Report back to your community so they are reassured that the money has reached the good cause. You may wish to put notices in shops/post offices, or let your local paper know how much you raised and thank people for their support.http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/FAQS/Running_a_charity/fundraising/766.aspx 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.  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 July 2011 | Newslast_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  101 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 29 January 2018 | News  102 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charity Commission politics Baroness Stowell tipped to join other Conservatives in top sector roles About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tory peer Baroness Tina Stowell is the government’s preferred candidate for the next Chair of the Charity Commission, it has announced.Baroness Stowell of Beeston has been announced as the preferred candidate by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport following an open recruitment exercise. If appointed, the end of February will see Baroness Stowell replace outgoing Chair William Shawcross, also known for his support of the Conservative Party. Chair of the Fundraising Regulator Lord Grade is also a Conservative peer.However, should she be appointed to the role, Baroness Stowell has said that she will resign immediately her party membership, the Conservative Whip in the House of Lords, and become an independent, unaffiliated peer.Baroness Stowell was Leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords from 2014-2016. She became a peer in January 2011 and joined the Government in September the same year. As a junior minister she led the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act through the House of Lords in 2013 before being promoted to Minister for Communities. She was promoted to Leader of the House of Lords and the Lord Privy Seal in 2014 and re-appointed to the same Cabinet post after the 2015 General Election. She is currently a member of the House of Lords Communications Select Committee.Until September 2010, before joining the House of Lords, she was the BBC’s Head of Corporate Affairs. She was previously a civil servant for ten years, working at the Ministry of Defence in London, the British Embassy in Washington and 10 Downing Street from 1991 to 1996. She left the Civil Service at the age of 28 and was awarded an MBE in the 1996 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.The Select Committee for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport will hold a pre-appointment hearing with Baroness Stowell on 20 February before deciding whether or not to proceed with the appointment. Sir John Low, chief executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, said:“We congratulate Baroness Stowell on being named the preferred candidate for the position of Charity Commission Chair. We have long been supportive of the vital role the Commission plays in guaranteeing public confidence in charities. Baroness Stowell will bring to the role a wealth of experience in the sector and we at the Charities Aid Foundation look forward to working with her and continuing our strong working relationship with her colleagues at the Commission.”Peter Kellner, chair of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, also commented on the announcement. He said:“I would like to warmly welcome the announcement of Baroness Stowell as preferred candidate for chair of the Charity Commission.“I am confident she will prove to be an excellent choice. Her many years of experience in high-profile public bodies, including the BBC Trust, itself a regulator, should stand her in very good stead in both this regard and in the role more widely.“We have often expressed concern that both of the Commission’s previous chairs have left themselves too open to potentially damaging accusations of party political bias. Baroness Stowell’s intention to resign her party whip and membership if appointed is therefore especially welcome. It will, I hope, enhance her reputation as determined, independent and pragmatic. I and everyone at NCVO much look forward to working with her.”last_img read more

first_img May 16, 2017 USA – RSF joins coalition letter to West Virginia Capitol Police regarding reporter’s arrest June 3, 2021 Find out more News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses Judicial harassment News News United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses Judicial harassment June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States Help by sharing this information WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Freedom of the Press Foundation, The NewsGuild-CWA, the Online News Association and the Society of Professional Journalists in the following letter to the West Virginia Capitol Police after they arrested reporter Dan Heyman last week for attempting to ask US Health Secretary Tom Price a question. The letter urges the police to respect the First Amendment when journalists are clearly engaged in news gathering activities and pose no threats to physical safety. Receive email alerts Organisation to go further Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says May 16, 2017Kevin [email protected], Division of Protective ServicesWest Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety1900 Kanawha Blvd., E.Building 1, Room W-400Charleston, WV 25305Re: Arrest of Reporter Dan HeymanDear Mr. Foreman:The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the news mediaassociations listed below are deeply concerned with the West VirginiaCapitol Police’s arrest of Public News Service reporter Dan Heyman onTuesday, May 9.As we understand the situation, Mr. Heyman, who has been a journalist forabout 30 years and with Public News Service since spring 2009, approachedHealth and Human Services Secretary Tom Price at the statehouse. Mr.Heyman, who had press credentials in plain view, had cleared security priorto meeting Secretary Price to ask him a question. In attempt to obtain aresponse from Secretary Price, Mr. Heyman posed his question repeatedly,with his phone placed near Secretary Price to serve as an audio recorder.After his inquiry persisted for almost a minute, the Capitol Police moved himto one side of the hallway and arrested him, charging him with willfuldisruption of governmental processes.While the particular facts are often in dispute in situations like this one, itseems clear that, even assuming that the statements made by the arrestingofficer in the complaint are true, an arrest of Mr. Heyman was not warranted.There is no doubt that Mr. Heyman was a reporter and was asking questionsof a public official. The complaint contains no indications that he was actingin a threatening or suspicious manner. Any actions he took were to cover anewsworthy event, not interfere with the workings of government.The West Virginia statute under which he was charged imposes a penalty if aperson “willfully interrupts or molests the orderly and peaceful process” of agovernment office; but at the same time, it acknowledges the importance ofrespecting First Amendment rights by adding that “any assembly in apeaceable, lawful and orderly manner for a redress of grievances shall not bea violation of this section.” W.Va. Code § 61-6-19. Under this statute,protected activities should not lead to an arrest, particularly when they do not even truly interrupt a government function. While the statute addresses an“assembly” for a “redress of grievances,” the same protections should be afforded tothose who are trying to inform the public about important matters.When it is clear that someone is engaged in newsgathering, Capitol Police officers mustrecognize the First Amendment rights at stake, as the West Virginia statute does, as wellas the public interest in the important work that reporters like Mr. Heyman do. If areporter is talking too loudly, an instruction to lower his voice may well be appropriateand reasonable. If someone who is clearly a reporter does breach a security line, shecould be held off or moved from her location without interfering with her ability to covera newsworthy situation. A more serious remedy like arrest would only be warranted if ajournalist clearly threatens someone’s physical safety. And extending an audio recordertoward a subject is customary behavior among journalists that should not set off alarms.We would welcome the opportunity to work with you on training programs to ensure thatofficers and reporters understand each other’s interests in these situations going forward.Sincerely,Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Committee to Protect JournalistsFreedom of the Press FoundationThe NewsGuild-CWAOnline News Association Reporters Without Borders Society of Professional Journalistscc: Lawrence C. Messina, Director of [email protected] Image credit: MANDEL NGAN / AFP News RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgNewsFree disability awareness training in cityBy John Keogh – November 28, 2013 1579 TAGSawarenessdisabilityhealth Hospital bosses deny claims of manipulating trolley figures Free counselling service for carers of Limerick’s estimated 2,500 stroke survivors Print Linkedin WhatsApp Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleTesco Facebook row rumbles onNext articleTesco supporting Lions Club appeal John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Vicky calls for right to die with dignity by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A CAMPAIGN aiming to kickstart a national conversation on disability is offering 100 Limerick people the chance to participate in a free training initiative.As part of a nationwide awareness campaign, social enterprise Kanchi has launched ‘Kanchi 500’ an initiative to provide free disability awareness training to 500 people across the country between December 2 and 6 to coincide with the International Day of Persons With Disabilities on December 3.The campaign, entitled ‘Let’s Start The Conversation’, will see a free training initiative hosted at Dell in Raheen Business Park on Thursday December 5. The training has been designed to be relevant for all members of the public.Commenting on the launch Kanchi Network Manager, Nikki Hegarty said; “We often find that stigma and lack of confidence in discussing disability are some of the biggest barriers to inclusion.”“Through our training we aim to remove that fear of ‘causing offence’ or ‘saying the wrong thing’ that prevents many of us from talking about disability or even from talking to people with disabilities. Given that almost one in five of us has a disability, it’s so important that we get more comfortable talking about it,” said Nikki.Kanchi wants to encourage businesses to up-skill their employees and also welcomes members of the public interested in finding out more about disability. For example, volunteers who may work with people with disabilities in their role, or someone that might want to be more confident in talking about disability. Anyone that has ever had a question or concern about the language of disability is welcome to attend. The course is free, but registration is required. Details can be found at www.kanchinetwork.com via the Kanchi500 page. Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry Twitterlast_img read more

first_img TAGS  Suffolk Hires Iraj Ghaemi as VP, National Transportation in West Region Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Facebook Local NewsBusiness WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Suffolk, one of the most innovative and successful real estate and construction enterprises in the country, has announced it hired Iraj Ghaemi as Vice President, National Transportation in the West Region to expand the firm’s expertise in the transportation sector nationally and specifically in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. In his new role, Mr. Ghaemi will be responsible for driving business development, leading growth strategies, transportation project oversight, and client relationship management in the transportation sector. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005145/en/ Suffolk hires Iraj Ghaemi, seasoned executive with experience managing sophisticated aviation projects and policy planning, to expand its presence in the sector. (Photo: Business Wire) “We’re thrilled to welcome Mr. Ghaemi to the Suffolk team as we continue to diversify our portfolio into new sectors in the west region,” said Sam Sleiman, Executive Vice President, National Transportation at Suffolk. “As the transportation sector continues to navigate the impact of the pandemic, we believe it is vital for builders to have a profound understanding of client needs and the necessary experience to guide them through the construction process. With the addition of Mr. Ghaemi to our team, Suffolk is well-positioned to be a major player in the transportation sector on the west coast and nationally.” Mr. Ghaemi has 40 years of experience in transportation and aviation construction and policy enactment. Before joining Suffolk, Mr. Ghaemi served as Vice President, Aviation Sector Manager at SNC-Lavalin, where he directed and oversaw the firm’s assignments, activities, and resources. In that role, he collaborated with federal, state, and local agencies; managed client relations and financial performance; and ensured quality control and safety for various aviation projects. Prior to his tenure at SNC-Lavalin, Mr. Ghaemi spent 21 years at the San Diego Regional Airport Authority, where he was the Director of Facilities Development and oversaw the planning and implementation of the Capital Improvement Program, managed workforce planning, funding allocation, contractor interaction, job scheduling, and quality controls. He also oversaw the Centralized Receiving and Distribution Center (CRDC) planning and implementation of the first Public-Private Partnership (P3) project at the San Diego Regional Airport Authority. Mr. Ghaemi currently serves as National Past-Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University (BYU). About Suffolk Suffolk is a national enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. Suffolk is an end-to-end business that provides value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging its core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment, and innovation research/development. Suffolk is a national company with $4.0 billion in annual revenue, 2,500 employees, main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. Suffolk serves clients in every major industry sector, including healthcare, science and technology, education, gaming, transportation/aviation, and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman, and CEO John Fish. Suffolk is ranked #23 on the Engineering News-Record list of “Top 400 Contractors.” For more information, visit www.suffolk.com and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005145/en/ CONTACT: Dan Antonellis, 617-517-4232 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ARCHITECTURE COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY BUILDING SYSTEMS URBAN PLANNING OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY INTERIOR DESIGN RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE SOURCE: Suffolk Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005145/enCopyright Business Wire 2021.Suffolk hires Iraj Ghaemi, seasoned executive with experience managing sophisticated aviation projects and policy planning, to expand its presence in the sector.last_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesMumbai Court Grants Bail To Indonesians Who Were Arrested For Allegedly Attempting To Spread COVID19 Despite Testing Negative For The Virus [Read Order] Karan Tripathi10 May 2020 10:59 PMShare This – xOn Friday, a Mumbai Court granted bail to 10 citizens of Indonesia, who were arrested by Mumbai Police for allegedly causing threat to the health of the community by intentionally flouting the lockdown rules. These persons, all Muslims, upon returning to Mumbai from Delhi on March 08, were quarantined by the police and were also tested for COVID19. Despite all of them…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginOn Friday, a Mumbai Court granted bail to 10 citizens of Indonesia, who were arrested by Mumbai Police for allegedly causing threat to the health of the community by intentionally flouting the lockdown rules. These persons, all Muslims, upon returning to Mumbai from Delhi on March 08, were quarantined by the police and were also tested for COVID19. Despite all of them testing negative for coronavirus, the police arrested them for offences under Sections 188, 269, 270, 304 (2) and 307 of IPC r/w Sections 3 and 4 of Epidemic Disease Act, r/w Section 21 of Maharashtra Covid­19 Rules 2020 r/w Section 14 (B) of Foreigners Act r/w Section 51 of National Disaster Management Act 2005. Arguing against the bail, the police submitted that the applicants, despite knowing the situation, have defied the statutory order resulting into apprehension to the life of community members. It was further argued by the police that the applicants have violated the terms of visa and there is every likelihood of fleeing from the course of justice if released on bail. While going through the status report filed by the police, the court observed that there is no material to show that applicants had any mens rea to commit the alleged offence. The court observed that: All the applicants have tested negative for COVID19. Hence, there is no propriety in contending that they are responsible for spreading the infectious Covid­19. While highlighting the the status report filed by the police nowhere shows that the applicants have actually contributed to the spread of the infectious disease, and that they entered India on a Carlos passport and visa, the court noted that the allegations under Sections 304 (2) and 307 of IPC prima facie are not attracted to the present matter. Therefore, in light of exceeding strength of prisoners in jail which makes inmates vulnerable to catching the COVID19 infection, the court granted bail to all of the 10 applicants.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

first_img New Garda powers considered Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – August 28, 2020 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Cabinet is meeting today to consider increased enforcement powers for Gardai to shutdown house parties and pubs that aren’t complying with public health guidelines.The proposed new legislation is part of further measures to tackle the spread of Covid-19 announced last week and is expected to be approved by Ministers today.As part of the proposals, it would be an offence to organise or attend a gathering of more than 6 people in a private house. Twitter Homepage BannerNews Previous articleSecond national lockdown not being considered “as things stand”Next articlePublicans want Government to announce financial package today News Highland center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

first_imgappleapple New Poll: Indiana Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Closing Schools Based on Standardized TestingINDIANAPOLIS – Indiana voters overwhelmingly oppose closing local schools based solely on the results of high-stakes, standardized test scores, according to a new statewide survey conducted by McLaughlin & Associates and released today by the Indiana Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org. Voters also view the state’s standardized test, I STEP, overwhelmingly unfavorably.“Although Republicans and Democrats are often polarized on key issues, they overwhelmingly agree that public schools should not be closed based on standardized test scores alone,” said Stuart Polk, vice-president at McLaughlin & Associates. “Indiana voters are concerned about the quality of public education and improving schools, but the data shows Hoosiers believe closing public schools is not the solution.”According to an October 16-18, 2016 McLaughlin & Associates poll:More than 2/3 of voters, or 67 percent, view the I STEP standardized test unfavorablyOnly 8% of voters think student performance on standardized tests is the most important indicator of a school’s quality85% of voters oppose closing a public school based solely on low standardized test scores80% to 15%, voters prefer a performance system that measures how well a school helps individual students versus standardized test scores95% agree that before a public school closes a formal hearing should be required so parents and teachers can discuss the impact of the closure90% of voters believe students who are succeeding should not be forced to leave their school just because other students are under-performing75% of voters believe new students in a school should not be included in school evaluations until they have attended a full year60% of voters are less likely to support education reform efforts by wealthy special interests who push legislation that would close public schools without parental inputThese results should help guide legislators and education officials as they consider drafting charter school reform legislation that could have a broad impact on the state’s public charter schools.Many viewed last week’s election results, and the defeat of Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, as a referendum to the increased emphasis on high-stakes, standardized testing in evaluating the state’s schools, teachers and students. These poll results confirm that sentiment.STATEMENT FROM LETRISHA WEBER, INDIANA PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG CHAIR AND PARENT: “Simply looking at high-stakes, standardized test scores to determine a school’s success isn’t reliable. We want successful and proactive schools for every Indiana child, but families and schools deserve a thoughtful, thorough approach to evaluating schools and individual students. We want policy makers and education leaders to look for better solutions that don’t lock students out of a school because of test scores. And we need schools that are evaluated on students’ progress, not a poorly acquired academic snapshot.”STATEMENT FROM TILLIE ELVRUM, PRESIDENT OF PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG: “As parents we know every child learns differently, even within the same family, and every class setting may not be right for every student. School accountability is very important, but it must be done in a way that focuses on individual students and less on school-wide average test scores. Further, we can’t punish students by closing schools based solely on high-stakes, standardized tests.”The Indiana Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org is an alliance of parents that supports and defends parents’ right to access the best education options for their children.Click HERE to view the executive summaryClick HERE to view the survey deckPoll Methodology:  McLaughlin & Associates completed a statewide survey of 600 likely voters in Indiana. The survey was conducted October 16-18, 2016 and has a margin of error of +/ 4% at a 95% confidence level. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgWe hope that today’s “Readers Forum” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?HERE IS WHATS ON OUR MIND TODAY?In the private sector when a person is accused of illegally taking funds from an existing business to pay personal debts, your arrested for misappropriation of funds.In Evansville when a person is working at a non-profit business and is accused of illegally taking funds from an existing non-profit business to pay personal debts you’re let go and the former employer wishes you well.WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Are you planning to vote in the upcoming Republican primary?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgMr Kipling owner Premier Foods has named its UK managing director Alex Whitehouse as chief executive officer.The business has also announced that Colin Day has been appointed non-executive chairman, and that acting CEO Alastair Murray is leaving the business. All the changes take effect from today (30 August).Whitehouse (pictured right) joined Premier Foods in July 2014 and was appointed managing director of the grocery division two months later. He became UK managing director in April 2017 and has been responsible for leading the grocery business, which includes flavourings, cooking sauces and home baking.Premier said Whitehouse has more than 20 years’ international, marketing, sales, strategy, innovation and general management experience.He spent 18 years with Reckitt Benckiser where he held senior marketing and general management roles including managing director, New Zealand, and was most recently worldwide head of shopper and customer marketing.Whitehouse said he was looking forward to working with Day and the board to drive further value from Premier’s brands.“I’m very encouraged by the improved performance of the business over the last couple of years and see this as something we can build on further,” he added.Day retired as chief executive of components manufacturer Essentra in 2017. He was previously chief financial officer at Reckitt Benckiser for more than 10 years. Currently a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) board member, he has chaired the Defra audit and risk assurance committee since July 2018. He is a non-executive director and audit committee chair at Meggitt plc and Euromoney plc.Premier’s chief financial officer Alastair Murray, who has held that role for six years and has been acting CEO following the departure of Gavin Darby in January, has agreed to leave the business and step down from the board.”On behalf of the board I would like to thank Alastair Murray for his outstanding contribution to the business, both as CFO and more latterly as acting CEO, and wish him all the best for the future,” said senior independent director Richard Hodgson.Duncan Leggett, group director of financial control and corporate development, will become acting chief financial officer pending a permanent replacement for Murray.last_img read more

first_imgExcitement builds around campus as the Saint Mary’s community prepares for the first Notre Dame home game of the season, as the Irish prepare to square off against Purdue on Saturday. For many first-year students, this will be their first experience attending a Notre Dame football game and their first time in the student section. “It will be my first game,” first-year student Mary Margaret Artman said. “All I know is that I’m very excited … I’ve heard a lot of great things from the other students.” Even though she is from Georgia, Artman said she is prepared for game day. “There are actually quite a few people from where I’m from in Georgia who are Saint Mary’s College alumnae,” Artman said. “They gave me some advice on what to expect from the Notre Dame-Saint Mary’s connection.” Artman said she is prepared for an exciting game day. “I have jerseys, tattoos, all the decor for the football game,” she said. “I’m going to go all-out. I might look a little ridiculous, but it’s all for team spirit.” Some of the pre-game traditions Notre Dame has to offer are especially exciting to Artman.  “One of my roommates’ parents are having a tailgate, so I’m probably going to stop by there,” she said. “Apparently Notre Dame tailgating is the best, so I’m very excited!” Artman is not alone in her enthusiasm on campus. Saint Mary’s senior Megan Lord said she is excited to cheer on the Irish with her friends. “I have six roommates, so I’m sure all of us will go together,” Lord said. “We have a large group in our section … It’s just fun, we all get out, cheer for [the] team … Usually we’ll end up dressing weird.” Lord, who grew up in the area, has a long personal history with Notre Dame football. “My family goes to the games,” Lord said. “I grew up around Notre Dame football. My first game was probably when I was six … The student section is always great; since I’ve been a [first-year] I haven’t missed a game. Everyone’s more into it!”. Football rivalries between Notre Dame and other colleges are something Lord said she understands very well. “Purdue versus Notre Dame is a big game around here,” Lord said. “I expect a great outcome.” In addition to the actual competition, Lord said she enjoys many pregame traditions. “My favorite aspect is the tailgating [and] getting to meet everybody’s family,” she said. After graduation, Lord said she plans to get season tickets and continue attending games, but she said it will be different from sitting in the student section. “The student section is the life of the stadium,” she said.last_img read more

first_imgAthens, Ga. – Steven Stice is leading researchers at the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center in a newly funded research consortium designed to hasten the development of advanced cell therapies for a range of chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer.With $20 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, the Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies, dubbed CMaT, will bring together RBC researchers, industry partners, clinicians, engineers, cell biologists and immunologists.”Partnerships of this nature-that span different universities and sectors-are critical to advancing human health around the world,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead, “and I want to congratulate Dr. Stice and his team at the University of Georgia for helping to drive this important research center.”The flow of innovative ideas and techniques from this regional “manufacturing hub” based at the Georgia Institute of Technology could create a pipeline of therapies and lifetime cures for an aging population challenged by escalating chronic diseases.”We have a richer set of engineering resources to draw on than ever before, due in large part to the incredible talent UGA has been able to attract from across the country and around the world,” said Stice, a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Working alongside seasoned veterans like GRA Eminent Scholar Art Edison in the university’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, we can break through manufacturing bottlenecks and bring a new approach in CAR-T cell therapy to treat cancer.”Georgia Tech is able to host this research thanks in part to a previous gift of $16 million from the Atlanta-based Marcus Foundation to build a research center for therapeutic cell characterization and manufacturing. Additional funding from the Georgia Research Alliance and Georgia Tech sources bring the total investment in the center to $23 million.”The support of the Georgia Research Alliance and investments by the University of Georgia in talented faculty members who are committed to working with colleagues across the state and beyond is cementing Georgia’s reputation as a hub of research activity,” said UGA Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten.UGA is one of three major partners, including the University of Wisconsin and the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, as well as affiliate partners such as the University of Pennsylvania, Emory University, the Gladstone Institutes and Michigan Technological University. Additional international academic partners, as well as industry and the U.S. national laboratories, also will be critical to this large-scale, collaborative effort.CMaT’s vision is to bring together a diverse group of scientists who can yield new levels of efficiency and productivity to make cell therapies more affordable and, therefore, more accessible.UGA’s College of Engineering Dean Donald J. Leo noted the benefits of the partnership for CMaT.”The distance between discovery and delivery is dramatically shrinking,” said Leo. “Now is the time to bring people with different expertise together to work as one-something we’re all really excited about.”Numerous clinical trials with various types of cells already have been completed, and many others trials are underway. However, the next “scalable method” as highlighted by the group, points to the translational challenge of creating a reliable, mass-produced “living cell” supply chain.”Unlike pharmaceuticals and other products now used in medical treatments, cells are living entities that can significantly change depending on nuances in the way they are grown, stored and otherwise manipulated,” said CMaT Director Krishnendu Roy. “The center will develop new engineering tools and scalable methods to better characterize, expand, transport and store cells so they provide consistent therapeutic effects, allowing them to be used in standardized therapies by clinicians to serve large numbers of patients worldwide.”In research laboratories and hospitals across the country, therapeutic cells often are processed in small non-uniform batches, a very expensive and time-consuming process with limited capacity to service large population groups affected by disease. “The field is maturing to a point where we can now say it’s no longer at the developing stage,” said Stice. “We’re past the discovery point. Now is the time to scale-up, streamline and become more efficient.”CMaT research has three primary goals.The first is to advance new innovations and tools, such as predictive cell therapy, in which properties or biomarkers of a given type of cell “predict” its safety, efficacy or potency. Tools like this could aid in the development of patient-specific therapies.The second goal is to develop regulatory guidelines and standards that will reduce the time it takes for technologies to move from the laboratory to commercial scale.The final goal centers on workforce development and the use of education as an instrument to recruit, inspire and train the next generation of engineering innovators and leaders.”CMaT’s leadership will create more agile partnerships across universities, the healthcare community and the biotech industry,” said UGA Vice President for Research David Lee. “By creating a regional hub, we are bridging the innovation gap and making it easier to advance ideas that spur economic development.”Regenerative Bioscience Center The Regenerative Bioscience Center at UGA links researchers and resources collaborating in a wide range of disciplines to develop new cures for devastating diseases that affect animals and people. With its potential restorative powers, regenerative medicine could offer new ways of treating diseases for which there are currently no treatments-including heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and stroke. For more information, see www.rbc.uga.edu.last_img read more

first_imgIn its new state park, Tennessee plans to build a large road on a steep mountainside, which would damage stream water quality and threaten wildlife.Rocky Fork Creek/photo by Joye Ardyn DurhamThe cleanest water, the rarest species, the most secluded hiking and biking trails in the region, and a new state park. You can find all this and more at Rocky Fork in the northeast corner of Tennessee. Now is the time to visit this remote and virtually undiscovered wilderness—and to help protect it.Go to Mount Mitchell, highest peak in the east, in the late afternoon and look directly west: the mountains you see in the sunset comprise the Rocky Fork watershed. Or pick up the Appalachian Trail in the Smokies and hike northeast along the spine of the mountains that divide Tennessee and North Carolina for about four days, and you’ll come to Rocky Fork, a Smokies-like swath of forest that offers an ideal getaway for hikers, backpackers, mountain bikers, trout fishers, horseback riders, birders, and anyone simply seeking solitude in a pristine mountain setting.Until you actually go “up in Rocky Fork,” it’s hard to understand just what a magical place it is. From the moment you enter the narrow passage that leads into a mossy-green-and-grey labyrinth of rock-strewn waterways, you are enchanted—even haunted—by an ancient energy force that is mysterious yet welcoming. It’s palpable and undeniable: this place has been special to people for centuries.Rocky Fork is Appalachia at its very best. Part of Cherokee National Forest, the 10,000-acre Rocky Fork watershed is about the size of DuPont State Forest in Henderson and Transylvania counties of North Carolina. It adjoins the Bald Mountain Roadless Area, the largest area of its kind between Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah national parks. Its former owner was a timber company whose logging tracks crisscross the property in a network of unimproved, overgrown forest roads, ideal for hiking and exploring the remote backcountry. Many of these trails are suitable for mountain biking and horseback riding; some are only fit for foot traffic to protect the many fragile streams and springs.“Surrounded by wilderness, national forest, and the A.T., the Rocky Fork tract has the potential to become a mecca for trail users with almost limitless options,” says John Beaudet, an A.T. thru-hiker, trail maintainer, and sawyer who moved to Flag Pond a decade ago to live near Rocky Fork. “A number of trails originate in the park and continue into the Cherokee National Forest. Some loop back to the park, and others traverse the remote backcountry connecting to the A.T. as well as to trails in the Sampson Mountain Wilderness. This allows for a wide range of choices—from short day hikes to longer loops that stretch day hikers’ limits to overnight backpacking trips with camping on Forest Service land.”Who lives in Rocky Fork?Unlike many people in other parts of the world, we in Southern Appalachia are fortunate that, in some places, we can actually find naturally occurring, clean water. Rocky Fork Creek has the cleanest water of any tributary in the Nolichucky River Watershed, which feeds into the French Broad and in turn feeds the Tennessee River, flowing all the way across the state and into the Mississippi.Clean water contributes to healthy biodiversity—and it’s an important reason Rocky Fork has been inventoried and studied by scientists as a biodiversity hotspot. Its cove forest interlaced with pristine mountain streams is a bear sanctuary, home of the Southern brook trout, and a haven for salamanders including the Yonahlossee, hellbender and red-spotted newt. There are charismatic fireflies, a variety of frogs, bats, and delicate pink and yellow lady slipper orchids, among many other species.Blue Ghost and Synchronous fireflies are found in Rocky Fork. photo by Radim Schreiber, FireflyExperience.orgPerhaps the most iconic species to make its home in Rocky Fork is the peregrine falcon, a raptor with a fabulous conservation success story. Brought back from the brink of extinction due to DDT poisoning in the 1950s and ’60s, literally hand-raised one at a time until viable populations were reached, this indomitable bird is now once again flying over much of its former range. A species that traditionally has not tolerated human disturbance, it seeks out remote, wild, unpopulated areas like Rocky Fork and can be seen near the watershed’s jagged cliffs.New owner, new threatThose who know Rocky Fork have likely read about how this “hidden jewel of the Blue Ridge wild” was saved a decade ago from developers who would have carved up the tract into lots for trophy homes. But the story doesn’t end there. This special place is under threat again, and this time the would-be developer is the state of Tennessee, which already owns a fifth of the tract, and created Rocky Fork State Park—renamed Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park in January of this year.While the 2,076-acre park is only a chunk of the 10,000-acre watershed, it provides the best point of entry for everyone who enjoys the entire tract, the rest of which was added to Cherokee National Forest. The small Rocky Fork State Park (RFSP) currently has no facilities and only limited parking. It is accessed via a narrow one-lane paved road, tightly wedged between the gorgeous Rocky Fork Creek on one side and steep-sloping embankments on the other.The park’s iconic entrance is comprised of a field and wetland on the right, the spectacular creek in the center, and the steep slope of Flint Mountain arcing up from the creek on the left. Last November, after a three-year silence, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced plans to replace the natural entrance of the park with a modern visitor center and parking lot on the right, a new auto bridge over the creek, and a massive road cut into the steep slope of Flint Mountain for a two-lane, 24-foot-wide access road leading three quarters of a mile ostensibly to an overlook and primitive campground. What would this cost taxpayers? About $15,000,000.“Before and after its establishment, Rocky Fork State Park was envisioned as a ‘primitive state park,’ one in which preserving the abundant natural and wild characteristics of the site would be paramount. It was to be a park that emphasized low-impact recreational use that included hiking, nature study, mountain biking, and hike-in camping,” says Dr. Foster Levy, an East Tennessee State University biologist who attended early stakeholder meetings about the park’s development, along with mountain bikers, equestrians, and representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), Unicoi County Commission, and TDEC. “Without exception, all supported the concept of a primitive, low-development park. None were in favor of road development within the park.”Levy says the newly proposed visitor center would impinge on one of the few natural wetlands in the Rocky Fork tract. “This wetland supports the star-nosed mole as well as several noteworthy plant species. Runoff from the parking lot and other paved or graveled areas would flow directly into Rocky Fork Creek, increasing pollution and sediment.”The site is also the breeding and hatching ground of blue ghost and synchronous fireflies. Lynn Faust of Knoxville has spent nearly three decades doing firefly research in the Appalachians, authored Fireflies, Glow-worms and Lightning Bugs, and created the system that scientifically predicts the peak of firefly activity in the Smokies each spring. While she says that “both Photinus carolinus and Phausis reticulata exist in other parts of the watershed, the proposed visitor center site is the most user-friendly spot for viewing since currently it is a sort of natural amphitheater where people do not have to tread on the actual areas the beetles emerge from in order to witness and enjoy them. Once earth moving and habitat destruction occur—followed by pavement, buildings, parking, heavy foot traffic, and lighting—the populations in this, the most ideal place to showcase the species’ displays to the public, would never recover.”Red-spotted Newt / photo by Sharon MammoserSmall park, big roadThe biggest problem would be the road up Flint Mountain, according to architect and rural resources planner Taylor Barnhill of Madison County, N.C. “Construction of the road is an engineering folly, an extreme waste of taxpayer money, and cannot avoid serious environmental damage,” he cautions. “Sediment and debris run-off into Rocky Fork Creek cannot be controlled under storm conditions. The steepness of this road—at 17 percent grade for much of the length—would be dangerous for any type of vehicle, especially RVs. Despite the statement that this road is not for an RV park ‘at this time,’ the future intent is clear to those who have followed this planning process from the beginning.”Hugh Irwin, landscape conservation planner with The Wilderness Society, points out that “direct and indirect impacts of the visitor center and the proposed road could potentially impact many species found in the park, including state-listed species. They could also impact wetlands, stream water quality, and the primitive and natural characteristic of the park environment.”Johnny Cosgrove of Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning, an environmental advocacy organization based in Oak Ridge, Tenn., says the state’s current plans for Rocky Fork could cause serious damage to 15 streams, five springs, four wetlands, and three seeps within the project limits. Also in harm’s way are more than 70 plant and animal species within a four-mile radius of the project that are designated as endangered, threatened, of special concern, or in need of management—including the federally endangered Indiana bat and threatened Northern long-eared bat.“The geology underlying the path of the proposed road is fairly unstable, and it also has the potential to seriously damage the aquatic life in adjacent creeks,” says Josh Kelly, public lands biologist at Mountain True, an Asheville-based conservation group that serves the Watauga, French Broad, Nolichucky and Pigeon River watersheds.“There is a high risk of erosion, landslides, and slope failures due to the construction of the proposed road. Rocky Fork is an exceptional aquatic resource that should not be jeopardized by the development of a road meant to help people enjoy the very stream the road threatens.”Rocky Fork needs your helpOur planet is now facing the sixth mass extinction of plants and animals in its history, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. Roads are one of the greatest impediments to habitat connectivity, which is necessary for wildlife to thrive. Four million miles of public roads cross the U.S. alone and kill roughly a million vertebrates every single day, according to the Wildlands Network.“Rocky Fork is one of the last remaining pure wilderness areas in our region, definitely a wild place worth saving—again,” says Beaudet. “If there is any place on earth where we do not need another road, it’s here.”In 2006, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy prepared the application for a $6 million grant from the Tennessee Heritage Conservation Trust Fund. Co-signed by the U.S. Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and The Conservation Fund, the grant secured the majority of the money used to purchase the lands now comprising Rocky Fork State Park. “As a conservation organization, we share and celebrate the vision of Tennessee State Parks, which were established to protect and preserve the natural, cultural, and historic resources of Tennessee—promoting diverse recreation while conserving the natural environment. Rocky Fork is a regional treasure and affords an opportunity to provide a unique park experience,” says Carl Silverstein, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy’s executive director. “Rocky Fork’s best feature is its solitude, its adjacency to other protected land, and access to a backwoods recreation experience. We believe that with careful planning and promotion, this minimally developed park can become a cultural and economic driver for Unicoi County.”Dr. Levy says those involved in the early stakeholder meetings favored private development of campgrounds, accommodations, and restaurants in the area surrounding the park to spur economic development in the county. In a 2014 steering committee meeting, Levy presented a plan for electric vehicles to transport visitors to the park features, “eliminating the need for wide, paved roads and minimizing environmental impacts while providing access to members of the public unable or disinclined to walk. These electric vehicles could be run as a privately operated concession that would draw visitors and preserve the fragile watershed at a fraction of the cost of the newly proposed 24-foot-wide road.”Barnhill believes that charging in-park fees and sending visitor dollars to Nashville would only hurt the local economy. “With half of its resources in public lands, Unicoi County should serve as a gateway community to those lands. As such it has the potential for significant economic development through private businesses that would support visitation to RFSP and the Cherokee National Forest.” He adds that the state could greatly enhance those efforts by partnering with Unicoi County to support development of private enterprise like RV campgrounds on private land.“This park does not yet have a comprehensive management plan that considers future uses and stakeholders. No road, visitor center, or campground should be built without this plan and without first considering building the infrastructure on property adjoining the current park boundaries,” says Cosgrove. “If properly managed as a rustic state park, and protected through low-impact, eco-conscious development, Rocky Fork can remain one of the last pristine wildlife refuges in Southern Appalachia.”What you can doThose who do not want to see Rocky Fork over-developed are following the next steps, which will likely include a permitting process for the road-building project, followed by a public hearing and a 30-day period for public comment. Many more voices are needed to be able to protect Rocky Fork.Learn more about Rock Fork and what you can do to help at the Rocky Fork Journal web site and the Rocky Fork Watershed Almanac  Facebook page. Frances Figart is the Interpretive Products and Services Director at Great Smoky Mountains Association. The views expressed here are her own and not those of GSMA or GSMNP.last_img read more

first_imgThe proposed decisions on the adoption of the annual and three-year Concession Plan only plan the possibility of granting concessions on the beaches of Saccorgiana, Ferial Alliance, Ambrela, Punta Verudela, Splendid Zlatne stijene, Valkane and Stoja beach – without the possibility of closing the beaches or charging them. CITIZENS AND THEIR CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT TO FREE BEACHES – I Love Pula Initiative As they point out from the city of Pula, with the plans for annual and medium-term granting of concessions of the City of Pula, which are currently at a public consultation, the beaches remain open to all citizens and visitors to Pula. “This is ensured by the spatial plans of the City of Pula, which prohibit the fencing of beaches, so, as they have been so far, Pula’s beaches will be available to all visitors in the future. ” point out from the city of Pula in a statement and add that in the event that for an individual location is expressed interest in granting a concession, in accordance with the law, the City of Pula will again seek the opinion of the interested public. So last week, organized by the I Love Pula Citizens’ Initiative, over 300 people gathered for a public debate on whether the people of Pula want concessions on public city beaches at all. Initiative I love Pula: No concessions on Pula pages At the City Council session at the end of November, the Decision on the adoption of a medium-term (three-year) concession plan for the period 2019-2021, as well as the Decision on the adoption of the Concession Grant Plan for 2019 were to be adopted. However, as it is necessary to conduct a public consultation with the interested public before making such decisions, the I Love Pula Initiative was launched, which already held a small protest performance at the Forum during the session with beach towels and warned city leaders to skip this crucial step. before making such decisions at a City Council session. The City of Pula then withdrew the Decisions from the agenda, and launched an online consultation with the public on the plan to give Pula’s city beaches in concession for economic use, from 11 December 2018 to 11 January this year. All information, drafts of the proposed Decisions and explanations are available in the attachment. The consultation will take place in the period from 11 December 2018 to 11 January 2019, and the e-mail address to which comments from the interested public can be sent is: [email protected] or [email protected] Cover photo: City of Pula You can watch the whole discussion at the public forum HEREcenter_img The tribune on behalf of the City of Pula was attended by Deputy Mayor Robert Cvek, who pointed out that the plans for annual and medium-term concessions of the City of Pula, which are currently in public consultation, the beaches remain open to all citizens and visitors to Pula.The spatial plans of the City of Pula prohibit any fencing of beaches. They have been open and free to use so far, and will continue to be so in the future”, Pointed out Cvek. Photo: Initiative I love Pula Draft proposal of the Decision on the adoption of the concession plan for 2019 “Then all citizens of Pula will have the opportunity to comment on each specific proposal and conditions of concession, when all the key parameters of potential concession location, such as coverage, activities, deadlines and more. Only after the citizens express their views for each individual location, the City Council of the City of Pula will decide by special decisions whether any of the mentioned beaches will really be given in concession and under what conditions.”The statement said. In accordance with the Law on the Right to Access Information, the City of Pula today started conducting a Consultation with the interested public with the aim of informing the general public and obtaining opinions, remarks and proposals on the Draft Proposal of the Decision on Concession Plan for 2019. As of 11 January 2019, a public consultation with the interested public on the Draft Proposal of the Decision on Adoption of the Concession Grant Plan for 2019 and the Draft Proposal of the Decision on Adoption of the Medium-Term (Three-Year) Concession Grant Plan for the Period 2019-2021 in the City of Pula . Side dish: Draft proposal of the Decision on the adoption of the concession plan for 2019 As they point out from the Initiative, the goal of the public tribune was the desire to inform as many citizens as possible about the planned concessions and to explain the way to send comments and objections to the city’s decisions on a kind. “For the first time in the history of Pula, it is planned to give such a large number of city beaches in concession, which represents a kind of privatization of the public good. In addition, the above decisions do not show the exact area planned for concession, land plots are not presented on the copy of the cadastral plan, it is not stated which part of the area refers to the sea and which to the land, and there is no reasonable explanation beaches generally plan to give in concession. It makes a big difference whether it is only concession approvals for parts of beaches or the sea, which in no way restricts or excludes the general use of these parts of beaches, or concessions for maritime property which excludes part or all of the area from general use and gives for special use or economic use ” said Dušica Radojčić from the I Love Pula Initiative for Glas Istre. last_img read more

first_imgFrance accelerated plans on Thursday to make it compulsory to wear face masks in enclosed public spaces because of concerns about renewed flare-ups of COVID-19.President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that mask-wearing would be mandatory in places such as shops from Aug. 1, citing signs that the coronavirus was “coming back a bit”.But on Thursday Prime Minister Jean Castex said the order would take effect next week. Until now, it has been mandatory to wear face coverings only on public transport and in public spaces where social distancing is not possible. “We were considering implementing (this measure) on August 1,” Castex told the Senate. “I have heard and understood that this deadline appeared late or raised some questions, so the decree will come into force next week.”Health Minister Olivier Veran, speaking in the lower house of parliament, encouraged people to start wearing masks now, without waiting for the decree, calling wearing masks a matter of social responsibility.Official figures show the number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities has slowed in France since late May. The disease has killed more than 30,000 people in France and is spreading again in some areas.The Mayenne prefecture in the northwest said the wearing of face masks was now compulsory in its main city, Laval, and five other municipalities – Bonchamp-lès-Laval, Changé, L’Huisserie, Louverné and Saint-Berthevin.There has been a localized flare-up of COVID-19 cases in the region, and it has now been re-classified by the health ministry as a zone of heightened risk.Macron also said on Tuesday that he wanted coronavirus testing available for everyone, without having to be referred by a doctor. He said the expected job losses because of the pandemic posed a major challenge. Topics :last_img read more

first_imgStuff.co.nz 13 November 2012After hearing of a distraught schoolgirl forced to marry by her parents, Auckland-based National MP Jackie Blue knew she couldn’t stand by and do nothing. One hundred teenagers nationally, including  50 in Auckland, who marry each year would require a court’s permission to walk down the aisle under Blue’s proposed amendment to the Marriage Act. Marriage under the age of 16 years is illegal in New Zealand, but 16 and 17-year-olds can marry with parental consent. About 600 Aucklanders from the latter group gained consent to marry in the 10 years from 2001, making up 60 per cent of the national teenage marriage figures, according to Statistics New Zealand. Four out of five of those were female. Blue, who is the National list MP for Mt Roskill, said only a small number of teenage nuptials would be marriages forced upon girls for cultural reasons. “The majority are probably quite legitimate, but the majority of those minors are young girls. I can’t not do anything. If it saves one young girl it’s going to be worth it.” No data exists on how many people have been forced to marry as affected women are often hidden from the glare of social services. But while researching the issue Blue heard of a recent incident.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/7939564/MP-acts-against-forced-marriagelast_img read more

first_img Sharing is caring! CD’s cost EC$50.00 and are available at CLC Bookstore, Eezee Pharmacy, Bullseye PharmacyA group of young people from the Trinity Baptist Church have seen the fruits of their labour of love with the launching of their first gospel CD “Glorious One”.Ebenezer Praise is described as a “gift based ministry” was formed in 2004 with the mission of “communicating the heart of God to others, honouring God, reach the lost and touch lives through praise and worship”.The CD which comprises of 10 original songs of various genres including Worship, Reggae, Rock and Zouk-Cadence was born out of a vision which their pastor Randy C Rodney received and challenged the group to take on.Worship Director and leader of the group Mrs. Kerry Ann White-Lewis At the launching of the CD at the Garraway Hotel on Thursday, Worship Director and leader of the group Kerry Ann White-Lewis noted that she is “humbled and satisfied” at the launching of the CD, said members of the group were asked to write songs based on Psalm 96:1 “Sing unto the Lord a new song”.“I am humbled today because God used ordinary, imperfect young people to do an extraordinary thing through good team cohesiveness and tough leadership, through shelving fears and opening one’s heart to the working of the Holy Spirit, long hours and sacrifice, rebuke and restraint in a society where young people showcase a generation of misplaced values; Glorious One was born”.White-Lewis further highlighted what the CD represents to the group and church during challenging times resulting from public ridicule and membership problems.“The songs on this CD all represent who God was for us Trinity; our refuge when we were a church without walls and without a home of our own, our friend when we were ridiculed by critics and our peace when we were tearing at the seams by our own members. It signifies who God is for us now; the foundation of a thriving church, the fuel for members growing passionately in the word of God, developing spiritually and physically and the motivation while we are principled and faith-based and it is evidence of who God will always be – the glorious one”. Composer of 50% of songs featured on “Glorious One” Jerlene Junkere She is also satisfied however, that “God will bring the project to fruition” despite the “fierce competition” which it might face on the market.Jerlene Junkere who composed 50% of the songs on the album and a member of Ebenezer Praise told the launching that every song was written to “lift the name of Jesus”.Junkere said, although songs are written for a plethora of reasons and on various topics she believes that the “best reason” for composing a song should be to “glorify God” and is hopeful that “whoever listens to the songs will be encouraged”.Meanwhile Caleb Rodney another member of the group who contributed in composing and musically explained that working on the project enabled the members to experience personal growth.“It created an avenue whereby persons could improve and utilize their own talents not just singing and playing but in marketing, in planning, accounting and even in encouraging one another which were all essential in arriving to this very moment here today”.Caleb Rodney -“the album is exploding with variety” According to him, persons who listen to the songs featured on the CD are “guaranteed” that their “spirits and souls” will be uplift.Pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church, Randy C Rodney described the launching of the project as a “proud moment” for him and the Church family as it “exclaims that good can come from Nazareth”. The CD’s cost EC$50.00 and are available at CLC Bookstore, Eezee Pharmacy, Bullseye Pharmacy, members of Trinity Baptist Church and Ebenezer Praise.They are also available in Saint Maarten, Anguilla and Antigua and will be available on the internet for purchase shortly.Dominica Vibes News Share FaithLifestyleLocalNews Ebenezer Praise Ministry launches “Glorious One” CD by: – April 12, 2012 Tweetcenter_img Share Share 490 Views   one commentlast_img read more

first_img The rapport between the two men remains strong a decade later, and Matrix discussed Mou in an Instagram Live chat with Sebastien Frey. “Mourinho was a shield, a friend, a father and a brother. He’d tear us to shreds, too, really gave us a dressing down. He knew the right buttons to press and you saw the results. “I basically stopped playing football with him, as the rapport we had was one of trust and respect. I knew that I might only need to play one game, but he’d respect me just as much. “Consistency was the most important thing and he was consistent. He did what he said he would. People say I was angry with the one that followed him (Rafa Benitez), but we didn’t get along because he wasn’t consistent. “It’s difficult to follow Mourinho, but Leonardo was really intelligent in that he basically copied and pasted what Mou had done. Once he arrived, we recovered 19 points from Milan, and if we hadn’t lost the derby in April, we would’ve overtaken them.” Under Mourinho in 2009-10, Inter won the Scudetto, Champions League and Coppa Italia. Loading… Marco Materazzi describes Inter’s Treble-winning coach Jose Mourinho as “a shield, a friend, a father, and a brother. He’d tear us to shreds, too.” “We had such a strong team in his first season, but then brought in Lucio, Samuel Eto’o, Diego Milito and Thiago Motta. There were 25 players and it didn’t matter who played, we were the same team. “Eto’o is a brother and I will thank him for the rest of my life. He promised me the Champions League and he kept that promise.” Materazzi also revealed a much earlier story from worse times for the Nerazzurri, the 4-2 defeat to Lazio that lost them the Scudetto on the final day in May 2002. Inter had been leading twice only to lose with a couple of howlers from Vratislav Gresko. “That is the match I’d want to play all over again. We were leaving the stadium, getting on the team bus, when Gresko asked why everyone was angry. Gigi Di Biagio couldn’t believe it, what was he saying? read also:Mourinho’s transfer plans in tatters amid coronavirus crisis “It turns out this was the third time it had happened to Gresko. In one season, he’d lost the title, Champions League Final and German Supercup.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway StationsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Valuelast_img read more

first_img Loading… Instead of playing the game, their squad were granted time off but the club has now been left to deal with a cluster of coronavirus cases which raise questions about why the French league decided to postpone PSG’s match in Lens, only for so many of their players to travel abroad on holiday during a pandemic.PSG are also due to entertain bitter rivals Marseille on September 13, three days after the new date for the Lens match.The existing, strict French league (LFP) rules stipulate that collective team training sessions must be cancelled if a club has at least four positive tests over an eight-day period, with match postponements possible.And the six players, who will now be placed in isolation, will not be allowed to even train with their teammates for eight days under the existing health guidelines.In recent weeks, several Ligue 1 clubs have reported positive tests, including Strasbourg, Lyon, Marseille, Rennes, Nantes and Montpellier.Marseille’s game against Saint-Etienne on August 21, which was set to be the season opener, was postponed because of a cluster of cases.Read Also: JUST-IN: Lionel Messi could stay at Barcelona until 2021However, the LFP is set to introduce an amended protocol which would ensure teams would be able to play games as long as 20 players — including at least one goalkeeper — provided negative tests.The last French season was ended early, with 10 rounds of matches left unplayed, because of the health crisis, although PSG were named champions as they led the league at the time.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Their identities were confirmed to AFP by a medical source close to the playing staff who requested anonymity for reasons of doctor-patient confidentiality. Sports daily L’Equipe reported that Brazilian defender Marquinhos, Argentine striker Mauro Icardi and goalkeeper Keylor Navas — who were also in Ibiza — were the new positive cases. Another PSG player, midfielder Ander Herrera, is also known to have been in Ibiza. PSG are due to play their first game of the new Ligue 1 season away at Lens next Thursday, September 10, but there are increasing doubts as to whether that match will now go ahead. The Lens game was initially due to go ahead last Saturday, but was controversially postponed to give the PSG squad a break after their run to the Champions League final in Lisbon on August 23, in which they lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich. That was despite PSG — by far France’s richest club — having played just five competitive games in the preceding six months. Paris Saint-Germain confirmed “three new positive cases” of Covid-19 in their squad on Thursday, a day after Neymar and two teammates were revealed to have contracted the virus, casting serious doubt over the start of their Ligue 1 campaign. “The latest Sars CoV2 tests carried out on the Paris Saint-Germain playing staff have confirmed that there are three new positive cases,” the French champions said in a tweet, taking the total number of cases in their squad to six.center_img Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes were the first three to test positive, all after a recent holiday on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Ibiza. Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone9 Most Disturbing Movie DystopiasThe Best Cars Of All TimeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

first_imgPlainfield, In. —  Duke Energy announced today it is awarding $3.2 million in grants to support 131 innovative K-12 education programs across the communities served by the company. Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky will share more than $700,000.“Bright futures begin in the classroom, and every child deserves a fair chance at academic success,” said Cari Boyce, president of the Duke Energy Foundation. “The grants we are making today are focused on providing equal opportunity for all students to have the strong educational basis that has proven to be a key determinant to future success.”The 2019 Powerful Communities grants, from the Duke Energy Foundation with support from Piedmont Natural Gas, aim to close the achievement gap that often separates low-income students from their peers by funding programs that prevent summer reading loss and out-of-school programs.“Funding provided by Duke Energy helps to support the YMCA Camp Readers Program,” states Joanna Castle, district vice president of the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA. “Our goal is to serve 500 children in Citrus County Y Summer Camps through Camp Readers, which provides a minimum of 30 minutes per day, five days a week of purposeful reading activities throughout the summer at camp.”Grants also support energy, engineering and environmental education programs to equip students with the skills needed for successful careers in the energy sector.“Florence 1 Schools is very excited to partner with Duke Energy to provide the Clean Energy curriculum to our students,” said Chris Rogers, Director of STEM Education for Florence District 1 in South Carolina. “This four-course curriculum will expose our students to real-world problem solving. Our students will work with Duke Energy engineers to develop a better understanding of the work they could possibly do if they decide to pursue that career path.”The grants are part of Duke Energy’s new Powerful Communities philanthropic program, which award strategic charitable grants to nonprofit organizations working to build powerful communities by bolstering education, developing the future workforce of the energy sector and conserving and protecting our environment.In 2018, Duke Energy Foundation invested more than $31 million to support communities throughout Duke Energy’s seven-state service area.A complete list of the 131 grant recipients and summaries by state can be found here:North Carolina – $1,345,727 to support 46 projectsSouth Carolina – $485,000 to support 13 projectsFlorida – $669,000 to support 21 projectsOhio and Kentucky – $264,168 to support 21 projectsIndiana – $448,250 to support 30 projectslast_img read more

first_img The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson after 26 years at Old Trafford seems likely to set in motion a series of managerial changes, the first of which is expected to see Moyes arrive from the Toffees. Hughes, who has not managed since being sacked by QPR in November, stopped short of directly throwing his hat into the ring for a vacancy that is not yet open. Hughes, who played for Everton between 2000 and 2002, told Sky Sports News: “It’s not happened yet but it’s obvious if one manager leaves there is an opportunity for other managers who are currently out of work, which includes myself. It (Everton) is a great club, a club I had the fortune to play for and I really enjoyed my time there.” Press Association He added: “Whoever gets that opportunity it is a really big club and really big shoes to fill. “It’s an opportunity for somebody, and I back myself for most jobs in the Premier League. “It’s a big job, there’s only 20 jobs available and everybody wants to work in the Premier League.” center_img Mark Hughes refused to rule himself out of a return to Everton, should David Moyes become Manchester United’s new manager.last_img read more

first_imgThe Latest: Matches in Belarus postponed because of virus May 11, 2020 Most clubs had already resumed individual sessions. Barcelona restarted on Friday and Atlético Madrid on Saturday.All players were tested for COVID-19 before being allowed to practice.The league says five players on first- and second-division clubs have tested positive. Three staff members have also tested positive.Spanish league president Javier Tebas hopes to restart the league on June 12.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Belarus soccer federation has postponed two matches because players from two teams are suspected of being infected with the coronavirus. Soccer in the country has been suspended since March 13 because of the coronavirus pandemic but Chancellor Angela Merkel said last week it could return subject to strict measures. The league then announced the men’s Bundesliga and second division would resume on May 16.The women’s Bundesliga has six rounds remaining and is to restart on May 29. The men’s third division has 11 rounds remaining and will resume on May 26 and conclude on June 30. Relegation-promotion playoffs will be scheduled in July.The German Cup final has been rescheduled for July 4. The semifinals will be played on June 9 and 10. The women’s cup final is slated for the same day as the men’s.Federation president Fritz Keller says all the matches will likely be played in empty stadiums “but I am convinced that this is by far the best solution.”___ Baseball has begun in Taiwan and South Korea in empty stadiums.___The Portuguese soccer federation says the league, clubs and players must take responsibility for the consequences of the return to soccer in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.The federation says that is the first condition stipulated by government authorities to allow the Portuguese league and the Portuguese Cup to resume as planned by the end of the month.The federation says the league, clubs and players at all times “assume the risk of infection” and “bear the responsibility” of all possible consequences related to the disease and to “the risk for public health.” The government says permitting large crowds in sports stadiums “may only be fully possible significantly later depending on the reduction in numbers of infections.”___The Turkish volleyball league has been canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.Turkish Volleyball Federation president Mehmet Akif Ustundag says no team will be declared champion and no team will be relegated.He says “the men’s and women’s leagues have been registered as they stand.” ___The Turkish Basketball Federation says it is canceling its season amid the coronavirus outbreak.Federation president Hidayet Turkoglu says the decision was reached following consultations with all basketball clubs and no team will be declared champion.Turkoglu says “this was the best decision for basketball.”Turkey suspended all league sports in March but the country’s soccer federation announced last week it plans to resume games on June 12 and host the Champions League final in Istanbul in August. Pliskova says “it’s a great opportunity for us to play a unique tournament.”The first of the four tournaments that are part of the competition is scheduled for June 13-15 in Prague.___Real Madrid has become the latest Spanish league club to resume individual training.Players were back in action at the team’s training center two months after the league was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Turkey suspended all league games on March 20 but the country’s soccer federation announced last week it plans to resume games on June 12 and host the Champions League final in Istanbul in August.___Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and third-ranked Karolina Pliskova will lead teams in a tennis charity event during the coronavirus pandemic.Pliskova’s team will include her twin sister Kristyna, 2019 French Open runner-up Marketa Vondrousova, Tereza Martincova and Nikola Bartunkova.Kvitova will be joined in her squad by Barbora Strycova, Katerina Siniakova, Barbora Krejcikova, Linda Fruhvirtova and Russian player Ekaterina Alexandrova.center_img The Premier League says it hopes government authorities will allow all 20 stadiums to be used if the competition resumes next month.The police had asked that games be played in neutral venues but that plan was opposed by many relegation-threatened clubs who believe it harms the sporting integrity of the league.Liverpool led the league by 25 points when it was halted in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. There are nine games remaining.Premier League chief executive Richard Masters says “it is the preference of all of our clubs to play at home if possible.”Masters says clubs discussed what would happen if the season had to be curtailed for the first time. ___The British government has told sports bodies to prepare for the resumption of events in England but not before June and not with fans in stadiums.Sports have been shut down in Britain since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.A government document says Step 2 of the plan for easing the lockdown includes “permitting cultural and sporting events to take place behind closed doors for broadcast.”The document states that the resumption cannot happen before June 1. Associated Press Federation spokesman Alexander Aleinik says the players are from first-division club Minsk and second-division team Arsenal Dzerzhinsk. He did not name the players.Minsk and Neman Grodno were to play on Friday and Arsenal was to face Lokomotiv Gomel on Saturday.Soccer matches have been played in Belarus throughout the pandemic but attendance at recent matches has been thin and spectators have been seated in staggered formation in the stands.___The German soccer federation has set dates for the return of the women’s Bundesliga, men’s third division and new dates for the remaining German Cup matches. Ibrahimovic has been keeping up his fitness by training with Hammarby. He bought a nearly 25% stake in the Stockholm-based club last year in his first move into soccer ownership. The striker practiced with the men’s and women’s teams and played in a training match because Sweden is not under strict lockdown measures during the coronavirus pandemic.The 38-year-old Ibrahimovic could return to the club as a player in the final years of his career.Milan and most of the other Italian league clubs resumed training on an individual basis last week before full team training restarts next Monday.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The head of Japanese baseball says the 12-team league is hoping to start play next month but no specific date has been set.Japan is living under a state of emergency that is in effect until May 31.Commissioner Atsushi Saito says “I don’t think anyone can make preparations by setting a specific opening day.”Saito says the All-Star game in July has been canceled for the first time since it was initially held almost 70 years ago. The Japanese season was originally scheduled to open on March 20.Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University professor Mitsuo Kaku says it would be difficult to set a date for the season to start with the state of emergency still in effect. The federation says it received a set of conditions from the government on Sunday.The government recently said it would allow the league and the cup to resume on May 30. The second division was canceled.___Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to return to Italy to spend two weeks in quarantine ahead of the potential return of the Serie A season with AC Milan.He leaves behind plenty of questions in his native Sweden. ___The American Hockey League has canceled the rest of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic.President and CEO David Andrews says “the resumption and completion of the 2019-20 season is not feasible in light of current conditions.”The league’s board of governors made that determination in a conference call Friday.The AHL suspended its season on March 12 after the NHL did. The league hopes to be back next season but that is in jeopardy if sports must be played in empty arenas.last_img read more

first_imgDemola OjoAFCON 2019 hosts, the Pharaohs of Egypt, will need to get past bruised opponents DR Congo to book an early ticket to the second round of the competition.Despite sky-high optimism and enormous support, the Egyptian team only managed to edge past Zimbabwe 1-0 in the opening match in front of a vociferous crowd at the Cairo International Stadium. Superstar attacker Mohammed Salah failed to make an impact against Zimbabwe but the Champions League winner with Liverpool will be itching to deliver a noteworthy performance.Salah may play in a more advanced role against DR Congo, after he was moved from the right-hand side into the middle during the second half against Zimbabwe to little effect, but coach Javier Aguirre may prolong that experiment today.“We considered using him as a striker against Zimbabwe from the game’s start, but Salah was not in top form physically due to his long season with Liverpool, so he started in his regular post,” assistant coach Tito Garcia revealed.“Salah, with his great capacities, is capable of playing in any position and performing well.”However, the DRC are no pushovers, even though they were victims of the one true shock so far in the competition, after being convincingly beaten 2-0 by Uganda in their opening game.Captain Youssouf Mulumbu apologised to supporters for the “humiliating” defeat to a team ranked 80th in the world and previously without a win in the tournament since 1978.And head coach Florent Ibenge concedes his side now have a mountain to climb if they are to advance, as they aim to avoid back-to-back group-stage losses for the first time since the 2004 edition.“We had a bad game and deserved to lose against Uganda. Now we have to do it the hard way,” Ibenge said.“It’s going to be a very difficult game for us, but we will do our best. We will play to have the best result despite the fact Egypt are playing at home. We will not adopt a defensive method, because we want to qualify.”If the Leopards are to stand any chance, star striker Cedric Bakambu will have to fire on all cylinders. Bakambu boasted a good goal return during his time with Bursaspor and Villarreal in European football. Now scoring regularly in the Chinese Super League with Beijing Guoan, the France-born striker will be keen to get off the mark today after disappointing against Uganda.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgThe Graduate and Professional Student Senate passed an initiative this week to subsidize the travel of graduate students to and from conferences for up to $500 per academic year.GPSS President Jenny Novak said the Conference Travel Fund was the biggest item on the budget this month. The fund has approximately $160,000 available for graduate students who will present or attend conferences. Too often the funds are left unused, which is why GPSS is hoping this new initiative will encourage greater participation, Novak said.“This is the first year we’re trying to open it up to students who just want to attend conferences,” she said. “In the past, it was only for students who were presenting original research.”Yet, according to the approved initiative, presenters will receive priority funding, and remaining funds will be split among students who wish to attend the conference.Kathleen Ritterbush, a GPSS senator and finance committee member, said this initiative will help graduate students develop their careers.“It has a huge impact on our careers. Conference travel is particularly important for the earth sciences; without it, no one would see the work we do,” said Ritterbush, a graduate student studying geological sciences.  “We need resources to help fund traveling to, and paying for, the conferences. Traveling is a lot on a pocketbook of a graduate student.”In addition to funding from GPSS, graduate students can also receive money to help subsidize the cost of travel to and from conferences from various departments, cultural and ethnic organizations, and certain deans.Emad Bahrami Samani, a graduate student studying computational biology and bioinformatics, said he is looking forward to utilizing funds from the initiative.“You don’t always have a paper to present and the university might not pay for it. This is a way to have an opportunity to go to a conference so that’s a great idea,” Samani said. “Conferences are a really great opportunity to meet people in your area of research.”Though the initiative might mean more work for members on the GPSS funding committee, Ritterbush said it is worth it.“As a finance member, it’s going to be a lot of work,” Ritterbush said. “But we would be thrilled if every drop of that money at the end of the year had gone to USC graduate and professional students who have presented or attended a major conference in their field because it will make a huge impact on their career.”last_img read more

first_imgZetlin:Well, Mase, we’ve reached the end of the road. Tomorrow’s paper will be the last of ours as editors. It’s been a fun ride since you and I covered the women’s basketball team together two seasons ago. We’ve worked countless nights together in the office; you’ve done the majority of the work, I’ve done the majority of the complaining, but not half as much as Mike Ackerstein.As for my favorite Herald writing memory, I’ve narrowed it down to two, both of which came this semester while covering the football team — probably because my memory disallows me from remembering anything from much farther in time.After Allan Evridge was replaced by Dustin Sherer against Penn State, I attended Bret Bielema’s Monday press conference for one, sole purpose: to ask him about the future.“After starting three senior quarterbacks in three years, does next year have any bearing on your decision for Saturday?” I asked.He stared at me, moved toward the microphone and replied, “Absolutely none,” moved back, eyes still deadlocked with mine.That was fun.Weeks later, following the Badgers’ victory over Illinois, I asked him about a third down timeout call that he called frantically along the sideline.“With everything that happened in the game (it was Wisconsin’s first Big Ten victory of the season) that’s what you want to know?” he said to me. “You’re in the right profession, my man — you’ve always got a good one.”That just about sums up my relationship with ol’ Coach B.I’m gonna miss you, Mase. Who’s going to text me dozens of times a day about women’s hockey this and cross country that? Those days are over, my friend. It was fun while it lasted.Mason:It’s tough for me to pick just one favorite memory after three semesters and three different beats — women’s hoops with you, softball and now men’s hockey the past two seasons.I won’t cop out like you and choose two though. The one I pick, however, may surprise you.It wasn’t the trip to Chicago for Big Ten football media day, where — as you mentioned in your column today — we rubbed elbows with the likes of Joe-Pa, Tressel and Kirk Herbstreit. It wasn’t the NCAA hockey tournament last year, where the Badgers were one period away from advancing to the Frozen Four. (I was already planning a mental vacation to Denver, where Wisconsin would have been headed had it held off North Dakota.)It was two years ago. I wasn’t even an editor yet, just a beat writer covering the women’s basketball team. As you also graciously pointed out in your column, I’ve been in the UW band all four years, and have had to juggle it with the Herald.Only once, however, did I play with the band at a game and cover it for the paper at the same time.I headed out to Indianapolis with the band for the Big Ten Tournament, where Jolene Anderson, Janese Banks and Co. topped Michigan in the opening game before falling to Katie Gearlds and Purdue in the second round.People on campus might not care about the women’s basketball team as much as they do the men’s. They also might not care much about the band. But isn’t the goal in life to do what you love? I got to live out both my passions that weekend — music and writing.Doesn’t get much better than that.It’s been fun beating you in PCP on a weekly basis, Zet. Maybe we could get a TV deal out of it.last_img read more

first_imgWith the baseball gripped proudly in his ungloved hand, USC senior catcher Garrett Stubbs signaled to the umpire that he had indeed made the improbable catch up against the fence of his own dugout. The ball had ricocheted off senior first baseman Jake Hernandez, and danced from Stubbs’s bare hand before it was finally trapped against his chest. It didn’t matter if it seemed like he wasn’t going to catch it; he did, and that was all that mattered.Clutch kid · Redshirt junior left fielder Omar Cotto scored an RBI walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th inning on Saturday. The Puerto Rican also delivered the first of two RBIs in USC’s win over Arizona on Sunday. – Will Ehart | Daily TrojanSo the season has gone for the Trojans, who sometimes bobble the ball, and yet still find ways to come up with it in the end. This weekend’s three-game series sweep against the Arizona Wildcats was the triumphant fist, and gives the team, now 9-9 in conference play and 20-17 overall, a boost of confidence with a couple extra days of rest.“I’m excited for the guys,” said USC head coach Dan Hubbs. “They kept their energy up all weekend long and, come on, in the past we don’t win a one-nothing, two-nothing game and a 5-4 game in 12 [innings] against a good team that can hit, so for us it was big.”Senior starter Bob Wheatley, who had the team’s second-lowest ERA in 2013, returned to form in timely fashion in Saturday’s game, which was televised on the Pac-12 Networks. Wheatley pitched seven shutout innings, his first start tossing more than four innings since the loss to UCLA on March 9. The left-hander allowed only three runners to reach base, two singles and a walk, in Saturday’s 2-0 victory.Hubbs said that Wheatley had been “all out of whack” since the Cal Poly series at the beginning of March and that in the subsequent weeks, they’d been reviewing tape and trying to work out the kinks during bullpen sessions. Hubbs was pleased with what he saw on Saturday.“He looked more like Bobby because he’s been real erratic the past few weeks, missing up out over the plate,” Hubbs said. “Today he was down in the zone and fastball command was really good, changeup command was really good. That’s who he is.”Wheatley said he’d been struggling with his command, throwing balls and issuing too many walks. He admitted that his pitching performance had been putting pressure on his defense, which in turn came up big during Saturday’s game.It was finally identifying the problem that gave Wheatley confidence, even when his offense couldn’t plate runs until the seventh inning.“As a pitcher, you have one job and that’s to get hitters out and the way you do that is just attacking the glove,” Wheatley said. “So I just have to remind myself a few times of that, just because it’s human nature, but there was no doubt we were going to come up with a couple of runs.”On Friday, junior left fielder Omar Cotto helmed his second walk-off of this season, the eighth total for USC. This time Cotto’s hit was a game-winning single in the bottom of the 12th, and he was rewarded with a pie to the face during a post-game interview. Cotto’s previous walk-off was a three-run monster home run (the first of his collegiate career) against North Dakota State in February.Cotto’s single on Friday was one of 16 for the Trojans, whose pitching staff held the Wildcats to only five. A tag-team of sophomore pitchers, Brent Wheatley and Kyle Twomey, kept the Trojans in  contention for the win. The latter hurled five complete innings of one-hit ball, at one point retiring 14 consecutive batters.The weekend of consistent pitching began with junior Wyatt Strahan’s dominant performance on Friday. Last week, Strahan recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts, only to one-up himself in Thursday’s game. The 6-foot-3 right-hander threw his first career complete-game shutout against a team that, heading into the series, led the Pac-12 conference in batting average.“Wyatt really pitched fantastic on Friday and I think he kind of just showed the way for everybody,” Hubbs said. “I think what it did is it gave confidence to everybody else that they could do the same thing.”Baseball is as much a mental game as it is a physical one. For the Trojans, performing well is contagious, as evidenced by Strahan’s outing, which propelled the team to a sweep, culminating in Wheatley’s stellar Saturday start. With the performances on the mound (and off it, in the field or behind the dish) starting to strengthen, Hubbs sees a depth that can help the team inch toward contention in the Pac-12.Next on the schedule is Hawai’i  on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Dedeaux Field, but Hubbs can’t help but look forward to knocking off the defending national champions and crosstown rival, UCLA, in a series that begins on Thursday.“They’re a good team. We know that they pitch really well, they get timely hits and they play solid defense and that’s what we think we do,” Hubbs said. “So it’ll be a good series.”last_img read more

first_imgFormer NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis will avoid jail time on drug charges after agreeing to pay a $15,000 fine, according to the AP.The 33-year-old Davis was arrested in February 2018 in a Maryland hotel with 4 ounces of marijuana and a briefcase containing $92,000. After indictments on seven counts of drug possession and distribution, he had faced up to five years in jail. Prosecutors dismissed the charges in exchange for Davis paying the fine.Davis’ attorney, Brandon Mead, told the AP no evidence indicated Davis was selling drugs. The former LSU star played for the Celtics, Magic and Clippers in eight NBA seasons before retiring in 2015. He averaged 8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in his career. Davis still faces a felony assault charge stemming from an April 2018 incident at a West Hollywood, Calif., club. He was arrested last May and released on $30,000 bail. He faces up to seven years in state prison if convicted.Davis signed last month to play in the National Basketball League of Canada with the St. John’s Edge.last_img read more

first_img“One of the things I’m not going to miss is when I came out of those draft rooms over the weekend, my old shins used to have big old bruises on them,” Jones said (per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram). “That was from Stephen kicking me under the table for three straight days relative to some of our decision-making.”MORE: Cowboys mock draft 2020It should be noted that Stephen Jones is the one who stopped his father from drafting quarterback Johnny Manziel with the 16th pick of the 2014 draft. They instead went with guard Zack Martin, a six-time Pro Bowler and four-time first-team All-Pro.So who knows what sort of shenanigans the elder Jones might get into? The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has greatly affected the way the Cowboys will conduct the 2020 NFL Draft, and Jerry Jones’ shins couldn’t be happier.Dallas’ owner/general manager will conduct the team’s draft by himself at his home, without anyone in his direct vicinity to question what moves he might make. That includes his son Stephen Jones, Dallas’ vice president of player personnel, who apparently took to physical violence to make his father hit pause on his previous picks. That said, Jerry Jones won’t make the team’s eight picks completely on an island. Some outlets have erroneously reported that he told his scouting department not to bother him as he conducts the draft, based on a satirical tweet by Matt Mosley of The Dallas Morning News. Mosley quickly refuted his own tweet once he saw it picking up steam:Just having fun here. Jerry is all ears to his scouts. 🤣🤣 https://t.co/FtLPWXwDo8— Matt Mosley (@mattmosley) April 23, 2020He apparently didn’t set the record straight quick enough, however; Bleacher Report, for example, was one of several outlets that treated his tweet as valid [email protected] my Jerry Jones “report” was a satirical headline. I quickly made that clear when I saw it getting out of control. Please be advised. 🤣— Matt Mosley (@mattmosley) April 23, 2020So, to recap: Jones will make the Cowboys’ picks alone, in his home (and his shins will be better for it). He will, however, be in contact with his team as he makes the selections.last_img read more

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Considering the team of Yoshihide Kiryu, Aska Cambridge, Shota Iizuka and Ryota Yamagata won the silver medal at the Rio Olympics, that’s no longer a far-fetched dream. At the Asian Games, they’ll face a stern challenge from China’s 4×100 relay, silver medalists at the 2015 world championships and another Olympic medal contender.“We’re aiming for the gold medal in Indonesia,” Yamagata said at a recent training camp. “We want to use the Asian Games to build confidence toward next year’s world championships and the Olympics in 2020.”Cambridge, whose father is Jamaican and mother is Japanese, competes in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints as well and is one of the rising stars in Japanese athletics.“We can feel the excitement building,” Cambridge said. “There are a lot of runners in the 100 (at the Asian Games) who can run under 10 seconds so I expect it will be a very tough race.”Five new sports have been added to the program for Tokyo 2020, and the Asian Games will feature several of those.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The most gold medals Japan has won at the Summer Olympics is 16 — in 1964 at Tokyo and in 2004 at Athens. At the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, Japan claimed the sixth-highest number of gold medals with 12.The Asian Games, being held Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang, are an important stepping stone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’While Japan can always count on medals in traditional Japanese sports such as judo and karate, the Asian Games will give the country a chance to gauge preparations in sports they haven’t always dominated.Nowhere is this more evident than in athletics where Japan’s 4×100-meter relay team has set its sights on the gold medal at Tokyo in 2020.center_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Japan has established itself as a global powerhouse in bouldering, one of three disciplines in sport climbing, and will be aiming to dominate the event in Indonesia.Baseball and softball are also returning to the Olympic program in Tokyo and, while Japan has always been a medal contender, the Asian Games will provide a good test run after a long absence from international competition.Baseball and softball haven’t been contested in the Olympics since Beijing in 2008 and Japan is hoping to take home the gold medal in both events in two years’ time.Another area where Japan is expecting an impressive medal haul is in the pool.Kosuke Hagino and teenage star Rikako Ikee are among 22 swimmers going to Indonesia for Japan.Hagino collected four gold medals and was awarded the MVP award at the 2014 edition of the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.The 18-year-old Ikee competed in seven disciplines, including relays, at the Rio Olympics. She is the junior world record holder in the 50-meter freestyle and 50-meter butterfly long-course events.Japan placed third overall at the 2014 Asian Games behind China and South Korea and is aiming to increase its medal haul from Incheon to Indonesia. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs FILE – In this Aug. 19, 2016, file photo, Japan’s Ryota Yamagata, Shota Iizuka, Yoshihide Kiryu and Aska Cambridge celebrate on the podium after winning the silver medal in the men’s 4 x 100-meter relay during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With the Tokyo Olympics less than two years away, Japanese athletes will be using the Asian Games to build confidence as they prepare to host the world on sport’s biggest stage. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)TOKYO — With the Tokyo Olympics less than two years away, Japanese athletes will be using the Asian Games to build confidence as they prepare to host the world on sport’s biggest stage.The Japanese Olympic Committee has set an ambitious target of 30 gold medals for the 2020 Olympics, almost double the national record.ADVERTISEMENT Eager to move on from finals loss, Standhardinger grateful to be playing for PH anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Filipino MMA champs to be feted at PSA Awards Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View comments Ateneo also drew a near double-double effort from William Navarro, who posted nine points and 15 boards.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifyingcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “It’s a tough game, good game,” said Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin. “Enderun got the jump in the beginning. But our defense kicked in after first quarter. Offensively, we don’t ask a lot right now, but Tyler did a good job, Ange pulled some boards, and Will Navarro did a good job for our guys. I’m happy that we got the win.”The sweet-shooting Tio went 6-of-9 from the 3-point line and also dished out five assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTio teamed up with Angelo Kouame to give Ateneo a lethal inside and out game.Kouame imposed his presence on both ends to finish with 20 points, eight rebounds and five blocks. Tyler Tio. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines — Tyler Tio waxed hot in the fourth quarter to shoot Cignal-Ateneo past Family Mart-Enderun, 82-68, in the 2019 PBA D-League at Paco Arena in Manila.Tio fired 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter where the Blue Eagles pulled away.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_img…reveals comprehensive plan to tackle cJoining ranks with the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), Brigadier Mark Phillips delivered his maiden political address on Sunday afternoon during the party’s 2020 elections campaign launch, where he urged Guyanese to use their vote wisely.PPP/C Prime Ministerial Candidate, Ret’d Brigadier Mark Phillips“I will be the next Prime Minister of Guyana,” he declared to the hundreds of supporters who gathered at the Kitty Market Square.“I will be a Prime Minister for all Guyanese, regardless of race, religion or political persuasions!”A former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Phillips will be running alongside the party’s Presidential Candidate Dr Irfaan Ali.“You may want to know what I may bring to the PPP/C as the prime ministerial candidate,” Phillips reasoned.“Well, I am bringing years of experience in the public service and sound leadership…my solid combination of experience and leadership will help the new PPP/C Administration to move Guyana forward,” he posited.“The team approach to nation-building is not a new concept to me comrades. I have led teams of various sizes and I have worked on teams as a member, what has always been important to me is the satisfaction of knowing that my team has created positive changes in the lives of ordinary people. What has always been important to me is making a positive difference in the lives of others so they can pursue their dreams of a better life,” Brigadier Phillips explained.He reflected on when he retired from the GDF in 2016, after serving some 36 years as a soldier, that he had committed to finding an appropriate “civilian type job” to continue to serve the people of Guyana.“With your votes, I will find the appropriate job to continue to serve!” he expressed, noting that he will serve with integrity and fairness, as he did during his time at the GDF.“As your prime ministerial candidate and soon to be Prime Minister, I can assure you that the PPP/C has a vision and strategy to lead the people towards prosperity,” he explained.Brigadier Phillips said there is an anti-crime and security strategy, which will address the current and future security concerns of the country.“This anti-crime and security strategy will be linked to other strategies for employment creation and poverty alleviation throughout Guyana and it will help to open the gateway to prosperity,” he said.In fact, he urged Guyanese, both supporters and non-supporters of the PPP/C, to take some time to review the party’s plans and strategies, assuring that there is a proposal for everyone, from the young to the elderly.“There is no time to hurt or destroy each other during this political season. Let us stick to the issues…let us remain steadfast. Let us stay focus,” Brigadier Phillips said.He further told the gathering that he will work closely with Ali and the rest of the PPP/C to ensure all Guyanese are in a position to elevate themselves, to live a more comfortable life.“I will work together with our next President Dr Irfaan Ali to implement our plan for equal opportunity and racial harmony for all Guyana,” he posited.The prime ministerial hopeful encouraged Guyanese to come out early on elections day, and mark their ‘x’ on the cup.“We will return the PPP/C to Government!” he declared.“Use your vote to send a strong message, comrades, vote for democracy, vote for unity, vote for youths, vote for strong leadership, vote for development, vote for Guyana, vote for the PPP/C!”Brigadier Phillips was unanimously endorsed as the prime ministerial candidate for the PPP/C on January 3, 2020.As a member of the army, Phillips held a number of crucial leadership positions at various levels and ranks and his consistent upward mobility clearly demonstrated that he carried himself with distinction in every position held.Academically, Phillips possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Management, a Master’s Degree in Public Management and several post-graduate diplomas in Defence Planning and various areas of management.rime, securitylast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re: “26,000 LAUSD students protest” (March 28): I have seen half a million people crowd downtown Los Angeles; I have seen students (for the most part) peacefully protest what they view as wrong. Plus, I have seen Congress take a leap backward by introducing legislation that will allow some people who are undocumented to become part of the American dream. The American people need to realize that we have a national economy that relies on the hard work of these undocumented workers. If the masses of Latino immigrants, both legal and illegal, want America to see how much we rely upon them, then a nationwide boycott or strike, like the one being planned for May 1, needs to be done. But in order for this to work, then it needs to be all Latinos, not just those with the most to lose. – E. Lee Murray Palmdale Immigrant story Re: “26,000 LAUSD students protest” (March 28): It was surprising to see generations of young American/mestizo students demonstrating in the streets of L.A. instead of exerting that energy in the classrooms. These children apparently did not understand the sacrifices their grandparents and parents have made to preserve a piece of the American pie in the form of educational opportunities. What our children need to understand is that their forefathers came to this country and became American citizens. Their descendants born in this country are born American citizens. I am proud to identify myself as a second-generation American of Mexican ancestry and not as a Mexican-American. That title died with my grandparents over 30 years ago. – Hector C. Rodriquez Arleta A better life For the majority of the immigration demonstrators, this is their country, too. I understand that most migrants are decent people who are simply looking for a better life for themselves and their families. I’m wondering, though, if the demonstrators consider the possibility that curtailing the influx of “illegals” would open opportunities for more legal immigration, in a system which allows a screen for limiting the influx of thieves, rapists, murderers and terrorists into our country. – Ronald Presson North Hollywood Free lunch I am 75 years old and have always been proud to have never been prejudiced. I still don’t think I am. However, I’m sick to death of these illegals demanding their rights. What about my rights and the fact that I am legal? They haven’t earned anything as far as I’m concerned. They have always been paid a good wage for the work they have done. They want all the rest of the pie for free. – Barbara Clark Malibu Sounds like amnesty Re: “Border wars” (Editorials, March 28): In your editorial, you state “Tougher laws alone will never stem illegal immigration. Nor will simple feel-good answers like amnesty programs do the trick. Amnesty solves nothing. It rewards law-breaking,thus encouraging more of the same.” You go on to say, with respect to the “estimated 12 million illegals who are already here. They must be offered a chance to obtain legal status.” Huh? That sounds like amnesty to me. – Greg Tarizzo Valencia Pressing importance Re: “Border wars” (Our Opinions, March 28): I agree with your statement that this is “an issue of pressing national importance” and “one over which we are bitterly divided.” We are in a critical period in our history when we the people and our elected representatives must decide if we want to be governed by rules of law or by mob rule. We should have a system that provides legal status for all foreign workers, but not citizenship for illegal immigrants, especially those waving Mexican and other foreign-country flags. Just remember that “united we stand, divided we fall,” and the fall can be disastrous for all. – Bill Zelenka Granada Hills Blinded by bias Re: “Latinos: It’s way overdue” (Their Opinions, March 29): In his poem at the end of his rant on immigration, Rodolfo Acu a compares the persecuting of those here illegally to the persecution of Communists, Social Democrats, trade unionists and Jews. The difference he fails to mention is that it was not illegal to be a Communist, Social Democrat, trade unionist or Jew, so the basis of his entire argument is false. Could it be that the professor of Chicano studies is blinded by his bias? – Bryan Hays Saugus Acu a’s opinions Re: “Latinos: It’s way overdue” (Their Opinions, March 29): Suppose one morning, Rodolfo Acu a neglected to lock his door as he left for work, then returned to find strangers camped out in his living room, eating his food and insulting his hospitality. Would he speak up for their rights as “undocumented” residents of his home? The frightening thing about Acu a’s rant (white people aRe: “narcissistic and consumed by angst”) is its incoherence. Rather than spew venom, Acu a should count himself lucky. Where else but America could such a middling intellect become a professor and get published in a newspaper? – Jim Bass Thousand Oaks It’s called exodus Re: “Wrong country” (Your Opinions, March 28): It’s amazing how quickly Irving Leemon forgets the history of this country. What he doesn’t understand is, they are migrating for the same reason his great-grand parents migrated from Europe. And just like his great-grand parents, they will never wipe out the turkey population. You still enjoy the tradition of Thanksgiving. So the goose will continue to lay those golden eggs. You need to blame our corrupt government, which supports their corrupt government. They are all selfish and greedy and do not care for their citizens. I feel the only people who should have a say are the Native Americans. The rest of you should thank them for letting your great-grandparents settle on their land. – Angela Morgan Van Nuys Catholic PAC I just figured out how to close the $18 trillion deficit our country has run up … The Catholic Church has now became a political activist and knows how to run our country, which they have demonstrated by participating in immigration marches and holding services dedicated to opposing immigration laws that they don’t agree with. It seems to me they have now migrated from the field of religion and became a political action group for the Mexican government. Let’s now remove their tax status. I think we can cut into that $18 trillion really fast. – John Wilde Santa Clarita Chaotic holiday Here’s what happens when a state designates a holiday such as Cesar Chavez Day with guidelines like “It will be celebrated on March 31, or the appropriate Monday or Friday following or preceding that date”: Los Angeles city offices and libraries are closed today (Monday), but city trash collection is operating. San Fernando City Hall, most state offices, Superior Courts, community colleges and CSUN are open today (Monday) but will be closed Friday. LAUSD, usually so politically correct, is ignoring the holiday altogether and schools are open both days, as are L.A. County offices. What a confusing mess. – Jan Brown Panorama City The gas is cheaper Price of gas as reported in your paper on March 26, retail regular gas price $2.52 in Sacramento, retail gas price $2.70 in San Diego, and in Glendale where I live it is $2.76. I wonder why the lawmakers pay less? Could it be to take the attention off the situation? – Michael Malone Glendalelast_img read more

first_imgTOLEDO, Ohio – A coin dealer and major GOP donor at the center of a scandal in Ohio state government was charged Thursday with illegally funneling $45,400 in contributions to President George W. Bush’s re-election bid. Tom Noe was accused in a federal indictment of giving money directly or indirectly to 24 friends and associates, who then made the campaign contributions in their own names. In that way, he skirted the $2,000 limit on individual contributions, prosecutors said. “It’s one of the most blatant and excessive finance schemes we have encountered,” said Noel Hillman, section chief of the U.S. Department of Justice’s public integrity section. Calls to the White House and Noe’s attorneys were not immediately returned. Prosecutors said the Bush campaign has cooperated with their investigation. Noe also is under investigation over an ill-fated $50 million investment in rare coins he managed for the state workers’ compensation fund. Noe has acknowledged that up to $13 million is missing, and Ohio’s attorney general has accused him of stealing as much as $6 million. No charges have been filed in that case, though state officials say they plan to do so. Prosecutors would not reveal the names of the people to whom Noe gave money to contribute or say if any of them would be charged. The indictment said Noe and those who gave his money to Bush had conspired together to violate the contribution limits. Two people who received just over $20,000 from Noe recruited others who then gave money in their own names, the indictment said. The coin dealer personally contributed more than $105,000 to Republicans, including Bush and Gov. Bob Taft, during the last campaign. An investigation into Noe’s coin investments led to ethics charges against Taft for failing to report golf outings and other gifts. The governor pleaded no contest in August and was fined $4,000. U.S. Attorney Gregory White said prosecutors were negotiating Noe’s surrender with his lawyer. Noe’s attorney, Bill Wilkinson, said in a statement that Noe’s surrender was complicated by the fact that Noe was in South Florida and that many courthouses there were still closed because of Hurricane Wilma. If convicted, Noe faces up to 15 years in prison and fines up to $950,000. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! November may have brought a chill to the housing market. That doesn’t mean that potential buyers will catch much of a break, though, since prices and interest rates are heading in opposite directions. But retreating to the sidelines might not be a sound strategy, either. A variety of forecasts indicate that sales will set a record this year in Los Angeles County and all of California, then dip slightly in 2006. Prices peaked in the summer in most areas – the San Fernando Valley’s $600,000 record median single family price came in July. It’s fallen every month since, though not by huge amounts. This isn’t unusual, either. Last year’s record was $505,000 in June, then the median price, the point at which half the units cost more and half less, remained under that point until January, when it hit $521,000. Then that record fell every month from March through July. So at this point, it’s tough to differentiate between a seasonal and fundamental change. “But there is evidence the market is slowing down a little bit,” said analyst Nima Nattagh, who consults for the home loan industry. Deals are taking longer to strike, sellers are not being as outrageous as in months past in setting the price, and inventory is creeping up, albeit from extremely low levels. That pattern has been in place for a couple of months. Interest rates might cancel out these positives. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported Thursday in its weekly survey that benchmark 30-year rate hit its highest level in 16 months. That rate was up an annual 10.8 percent, the 15-year fixed was up 15.2 percent and the one year adjustable was up 27.2 percent. The weekly Mortgage Bankers Association report showed a similar result. Long and short term rates are getting closer to each other and that means the latter might not be much of a bargain. Chris Bates, research analyst at Novato-based RealFacts, which tracks the apartment market, said that rents in the Los Angeles area have only increased about 6.3 percent from a year ago at the end of the third quarter. Housing prices have been jumping by three and four times that. “Renting, for the past four years or so has been a bargain and we don’t see anything to suggest that’s going to change,” he said. Certified financial planner Simon Singer, owner of the Adviser Consulting Group in Encino, believe there is a lot more room for rates to go up than down. Buying a house to live in and holding onto it for a few years is probably a better move that counting on making a quick profit, despite how much residential real estate has appreciated in the recent past. He offers this caveat, too. “Trying to time the market in anything is a mistake. There have been far more fortunes lost than won in trying to time markets.” Calabasas-based Countrywide Financial Corp., which is a sponsor of the Target World Challenge, Tiger Wood’s annual cash fest in Thousand Oaks, added a different racket to its portfolio. The company has agreed to be title sponsor of the men’s professional tennis event at the Los Angeles Tennis Center-UCLA through 2008. It will be called the Countrywide Classic and be played July 24-30. Terms were not disclosed. Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 [email protected]last_img read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GREEN RIVER, Wyo. – A quote in a fake news release that was intended as an April Fool’s joke ended up in a front-page story in the Los Angeles Times. The story in Tuesday’s editions of the Times noted how successful the reintroduction of wolves had been 10 years ago, but said the predators remain controversial. “In Wyoming, for example, Gov. Dave Freudenthal last April decreed that the Endangered Species Act is no longer in force and that the state ‘now considers the wolf as a federal dog,’ unworthy of protection,” the story read. The Times printed a correction Wednesday, acknowledging that the news release was a hoax. 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 reporter saw it on the Internet and had talked with the governor in the past, so she was familiar enough with the way he talks and writes that she thought it sounded authentic, and she didn’t check, which she should have,” Times Deputy Metro Editor David Lauter told the Casper Star Tribune. “We hate when this kind of thing happens, and we correct it as quickly as we can,” Lauter said. The fake press release was put together by Maury Jones, an outfitter in the community of Afton, as a joke for April Fool’s Day. “I never thought I’d get this kind of reaction,” he said. “But it’s got some legs.” last_img read more

first_imgDD NEWS: SADISTIC thieves battered and taunted an elderly Donegal farmer in his home before stealing his shotgun and a small sum of cash.The sickening incident – described by neighbours as ‘evil’ – left the victim badly shaken.But the man, who is 76, is so fiercely independent he didn’t bother calling Gardaí to report the incident. Instead a friend calling to check on him a day later raised the alarm after seeing the serious injuries suffered by the victim.Friends say the pensioner was battered and beaten and taunted by at least four men late on Thursday night.“They dragged him out of his home, beat him and then went through his home before leaving with tools, a shotgun and some money,” said one friend.The thieves spent several minutes in his home just outside Falcarragh looking for the valuables and cash. “It means there is some lunatic out there now with a gun. That has left everyone frightened,” said one neighbour.The friend who found the farmer called Gardaí on Friday evening, 24 hours after the incident.It’s understood Gardaí have launched a major investigation into the attack and spent yesterday taking a statement from the victim.They have also carried out follow-up inquiries.Another local man told us: “We need more guards here; more guards out searching for this gang. “It’s a disgrace what has happened to an absolutely innocent gentleman.”SADISTIC THIEVES BATTER ELDERLY FARMER IN SICKENING ATTACK AT HIS HOME was last modified: September 22nd, 2013 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:burglarsburglaryFalcarraghGardaishotgun theftthieveslast_img read more

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the video or gallery on your mobile device. Join us Sunday at 12:30 p.m. for all the live scoring, news and analysis as the Warriors hope to put the Clippers on the brink of elimination in Game 4 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series in Los Angeles.The Warriors used a sterling effort Thursday night to erase memories of their Game 2 collapse and grab a 2-1 series edge over L.A. with a 132-105 victory. But can they avoid a letdown …last_img read more

first_img(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 In the upcoming June 20 issue of Forbes magazine, British historian Paul Johnson attacks the fundamentalism of Darwinists, and predicts its demise:Of all the fundamentalist groups at large in the world today, the Darwinians seem to me the most objectionable.  They are just as strident and closed to argument as Christian or Muslim fundamentalists, but unlike those two groups the Darwinians enjoy intellectual respectability.    Darwinians and their allies dominate the scientific establishments of the West.  They rule the campus.  Their militant brand of atheism makes them natural allies of the philosophical atheists who control most college philosophy faculties.  They dominate the leading scientific magazines and prevent their critics and opponents from getting a hearing, and they secure the best slots on TV.  Yet the Darwinian brand of evolution is becoming increasingly vulnerable as the progress of science reveals its weaknesses.  One day, perhaps soon, it will collapse in ruins. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)The entire article has been reprinted by the Discovery Institute.For all his worthy tirade against the Darwinists, Johnson seems to accept the big bang theory and cosmic time with uncritical gullibility.  Then he adopts a front-loading design philosophy, misreading Newton as having taught an impersonal Force.  Then, apparently after assuming the front-loaded design produced human beings, he inserts a divine intervention at the origin of language.  These strange thoughts diminish an otherwise interesting prophecy about the fall of Darwinism.    Johnson also seems to know little about fundamentalism other than the yellow-journalism stereotype.  He defines it as stridency and closed-mindedness.  That is not what the term meant when Christian scholars like J. Gresham Machen used the word.  They were identifying what Biblical doctrines, what “fundamentals,” could not be compromised without cutting into the flesh of Christianity.  Would Johnson walk into many “fundamentalist” Christian churches today, he would see the opposite of stridency and closed-mindedness.  He would not see the image of Muslims toting AK47s and burning flags, screaming death to America.  He would not see the image of Darwinians censoring any opposition.  He would likely see humble and joyful people, singing praises to God, welcoming the stranger and asking, “How can I pray for you?”last_img read more

first_imgThe City of Johannesburg among other cities in the country is set to become a fully-fledged “Smart City” by 2040 through its Growth and Development Strategy (GDS). This will increase the competitiveness of the city worldwide. (Image: Wikipedia)The internationally distinguished City Nation Place Awards has recognised the work of Play Your Part, Brand South Africa’s flagship domestic programme aimed at building pride and patriotism.City Nation Place Awards celebrate and benchmark excellence in place-branding. Shortlisted entries demonstrate a combination of creativity, intelligence and effective strategic planning to deliver results in each of the categories. There are four main categories namely, Best Citizen Engagement, Best Communication Strategy, Best Use of Social Media, and Place Brand of the Year.Play Your Part is nominated for the Best Citizen Engagement Award. In this category, Brand South Africa is competing against five other participants from the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States.“Citizens are a critical driver of a country’s reputation and this is manifest in, amongst others, their pride and patriotism in promoting the nation brand,” said Sithembile Ntombela, Brand South Africa’s chief marketing officer. “Brand South Africa therefore prioritises citizens as a pillar of our national engagement strategy and we therefore welcome this nomination.”CITY COMPETITIVENESSCities are now more than ever the lifeblood of the global economy, and their competitiveness increasingly determines the wealth and poverty of nations, regions and the world, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF), which has been the leader in determining the competitiveness of nations since 2004.South African cities are playing a bigger role not only in determining the economy but also the lives of thousands of people. Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth are home to numerous industries; they set the trends and absorb the country’s most talented individuals.The National Development Plan, or Vision 2030, has identified the components of a smart city as key developmental points, which means that South Africa is on the verge of being globally competitive. A smart city uses digital technologies to enhance performance and well-being, to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens.PLAYING YOUR PARTBrand South Africa is mandated to position the country as a globally competitive inward destination. The organisation agrees that this cannot be achieved without the collective efforts of all citizens.This understanding led to Play Your Part, a nationwide social movement created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa. The campaign is targeted at all South Africans – from corporates to individuals, and non-profit organisations to government and youth platforms.It calls on all people in South Africa to do what is within their capacity to make a positive difference in the communities in which they live and operate, using their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.last_img read more

first_imgchris cameron Tags:#start#startups Related Posts In an interview with the Times yesterday, Rosensweig said Chegg has an excellent business model and that the company “did as much business in January 2010 as in all of 2009.” Chegg expressed their excitement to see Rosensweig join the the team yesterday on their blog.“We’ve been growing at an exceptional rate, so we needed a world class leader that has the business experience and passion for the consumer to take us to the next phase,” the company writes. “Dan is definitely that person.”Disclosure: ReadWriteWeb is a syndication partner of the New York Times. New office, same job. After just 10 months as president and CEO of Activision Blizzard’s Guitar Hero division, former Yahoo COO Dan Rosensweig is packing up shop and relocating to online textbook rental startup Chegg where he will hold the same title. Chegg claims to have saved students over $140 million on textbooks by offering their “Netflix style” rent by mail service.Chegg has quickly grown to become one of the leading online textbook rental company, along with competitor BookRenter.com. According to an article in the New York Times, the company claims to have rented over 2 million books on 6,400 college campuses, and just last November, the company closed over $100 million in debt and series D funding. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgThe RainWise program, run jointly by Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD), empowers homeowners and other private property owners to help stop the region’s largest source of water pollution: polluted runoff and specifically the sewer overflows that occur when heavy rains flood the city’s combined sewer system.The system handles both urban runoff and sewage using the same sets of tunnels and pipes, but big rain events overload the system causing both runoff and sewage to overflow into nearby waters. Over 40,000 homes across Seattle are eligible for RainWise rebates for rain garden and cistern installations.In partnership with Washington State University, Stewardship Partners launched the 12,000 Rain Garden campaign to support landowners across all 12 counties that surround Puget Sound to build rain gardens and capture urban runoff where it falls. Rain gardens use plants and landscaping to intercept, collect, and absorb runoff from impervious surfaces; they absorb and cleanse runoff onsite, similar to how a native forest functions, rather than sending it to the city’s pipes.RainWise offers homeowners reimbursements up to 100% of the cost of professional design and installation of their rain gardens and/or cisterns (basically a rain barrel that holds 200 or more gallons), and rebates average about $4,000. And homeowners have shown a lot of enthusiasm for the program. Already, nearly 1,000 homeowners have gotten involved, capturing runoff from 25 acres of impervious surfaces, totaling over 13 million gallons per year. Alisa Valderrama is a senior project finance attorney with the NRDC in New York. This post originally appeared at the NRDC Switchboard. A problem with rebate timingIn fact, by all measures except one, the program has been a big success. Homeowners across diverse neighborhoods and income levels are interested in participating, surveys show. But here’s the problematic measure: Actual RainWise reimbursement applications were coming mostly from higher-income areas. The reason? Only higher-income homeowners could afford to pay out of pocket for the design and construction of a rain garden and then wait weeks for a rebate check.The National Resources Defense Council believed we could help change that dynamic, so that all Seattle homeowners could participate in RainWise. We had been working with SPU on ways to expand and improve RainWise, as had a local nonprofit group called Stewardship Partners. One of the solutions that Stewardship Partners has begun to develop is a low-cost line of credit that would be offered to RainWise contractors and repaid by the RainWise rebate. This would eliminate the need for homeowners to pay upfront for rain gardens and wait for reimbursements.NRDC’s Center for Market Innovation and Water Program then began a collaboration with Stewardship Partners to develop not only a financial solution for RainWise, but a model that could help cities across the country develop more efficient and equitable incentive programs of their own. The partnership soon expanded to include Craft3, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution, which is now offering RainWise Pilot Access Loans (RPALs) to RainWise contractors and improving access to RainWise for homeowners and landowners who don’t have cash available up front. More help with rain gardensNRDC was also able to anticipate that lower-income homeowners might also be deterred from participating in RainWise when the RainWise rebate did not cover the full cost of a rain garden. Here, as with the RPAL, NRDC was able to put together a financial analysis that helped Stewardship Partners design, fund, and launch the RainWise Access Grant program.The Access Grant, which became available in June 2015, is a complement to the RPAL and will to cover up to $500 in RainWise-related expenses that otherwise might not get reimbursed (or $1,000 for nonprofit landowners like churches and mosques)People who live in Seattle know that water quality matters. A mind-boggling 14 million pounds of toxins enter Puget Sound each year. Rain gardens are a smart and proven way of using beautiful landscaping to protect local waterways, safeguard the region’s unique natural habitats, improve homes and neighborhoods, limit flooding, and save taxpayers and ratepayers millions of dollars in avoided stormwater management costs. Working closely with local partners Stewardship Partners and Craft3, who now manage the Access Grant and RPAL programs, respectively, NRDC was able to help ensure that economic status will not be a barrier to Seattle residents who want to do their part to keep local waterways clean. RELATED ARTICLES EPA Looks at Fracking Risks to WaterStormwater: Rain Gardens and DrywellsHow Much Water Does it Take to Turn on a Light Bulb?Saving Water by Conserving EnergySaving Water — Saving EnergyResilient Design: Water in a Drought-Prone EraReduce Water Uselast_img read more

first_img[maxbutton id=”10″][maxbutton id=”11″] Want to use a LUT in your color grading process? Download these free film print emulation LUTS and learn how to use them in your video projects.If you’ve ever wanted to know what a LUT is and how to make the most of LUTS in your color grading, then this podcast from the three Coloristos (Jason Myres, Juan Salvo, and Josh Petok) will provide you with a detailed low-down.A LUT (Lookup Table) is essentially the modifier between two images, the original image and the displayed image, based on a mathematical formula. There are different types of LUTS – viewing, transform, calibration, 1D and 3D. The three colorists go into a lot of detail on all them.The main concern of the Coloristos is the propagation of the idea (online) that simply slapping a LUT on your footage is a silver bullet for creating a great looking grade. Real color grading is far more complex than that.One note of caution for using a LUT is that you need to know what the color space and input level was intended to be for that particular LUT, and the type of shot it was intended for.Download Free Film Print Emulation LUTSOne of the subjects the colorists mention is film print emulation LUTS – those that would emulate the final printed image as displayed on the screen at the end of the film print process. Those LUTS are now also being used on digital images to emulate the look of screened print, rather than actually using it to ensure the grade would look the same on a printed image. Either way, they’re pretty popular online and several people are offering them for free…Tom Majerski is offering two film print emulation LUTS for use with Blackmagic Design Cinema and Pocket Cameras (examples in the video above). The first LUT comes in two flavors – a vibrant version and a low saturation version of a ‘Technicolor Process 4’ look.The second LUT is loosely based on a Vision 3 500T film stock and designed to supply “soft and natural skin tones.” Tom says, “For Best results, remember to select BMD Film Color Space and perfect the white balance and tint before applying the LUT.” You can also download another ‘Kodak’ LUT from Andres De La Cruz over on the Lift Gamma Gain Forum.For more film print emulation LUTS and a tutorial on how to apply a LUT in DaVinci Resolve, check out this previous PremiumBeat post.Applying a LUT to LOG FootageIf you’re trying to apply a LUT in Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer 7 or DaVinci Resolve 10, then this step by step guide from AbleCine is the one-stop shop you need.In a second post from AbleCine, you can download 13 separate LUTS for working with Canon LOG footage from the C100, C300 and C500 cameras. In combination with the tutorial above, you should be good to go for transforming your LOG dailies into edit ready footage.“We’ve taken the Canon LUTs and modified them for use in various programs. Additionally, we’ve thrown in some versions with our popular AbelCine scene files applied. Plus, we’ve made both legal and full range versions available for each.”[maxbutton id=”12″]Another place to create LUTS for free is the Arri Alexa LUT Generator website, which allows you to set the details of the mathematical transformation that is the Look Up Table.last_img read more

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Fajardo, who broke the record previously owned by Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio, invited his parents on stage during the PBA Leo Awards Sunday at Philippine Arena and thanked them for raising him to be the man he is.“If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be here,” said Fajardo in Filipino. “This is very special because my parents are here, I just wish my brother (Jay) was also here but he has work to do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’m ecstatic because my parents are here and that’s important because they’re my inspiration. After all the hardships that we went through in the past, we were poor, but they never gave up.”Fajardo added that now he’s financially secured, he will do anything to grant his parents their wishes. The 6-foot-10 San Miguel center was never the one who would give long speeches but the presence of his parents alone inspired him to deliver a lenghty message.“As long as I’m in a position to provide, I will give them what they need. The best feeling is when you see your parents happy and one of the reasons they’re smiling is because of you then that’s really fulfilling.”Fajardo, who was included into the All-Defensive Team and 1st Mythical Team, added that he will dedicate his future awards to his younger brother Jay who was the first one between them to play basketball.Jay, however, didn’t grow up to be as tall as Fajardo at 5-foot-8 and he stopped playing competitive basketball in college.“He told me that he’s super proud of his older brother and I will do everything I can to always make sure he’s proud of me,” said Fajardo. “I will dedicate everything to him because he was the one who played the sport first.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:42Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’02:42PH 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 Dreamers stun Alab Pilipinas on last-second shot LATEST STORIES View comments Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening San Miguel Beer center June Mar Fajardo calls his parents on stage after winning his fifth PBA MVP award. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBULACAN, Philippines—June Mar Fajardo is the only five-time MVP in PBA history and although each of his accolades has a story behind it, the fifth one carries a little more weight than the others.Not only was Fajardo able to etch his name in league history with the most MVP plums, he also received his latest award with his parents Bonifacio and Marites.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more

first_imgAmsterdam: Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman says the wave of outstanding young talent pushing for places in the national team means some established players face a fight to earn their spot in the squad for next year’s European Championship.The Dutch demolished Estonia 5-0 on Tuesday, a game in which Koeman handed debuts to impressive AZ Alkmaar duo Calvin Stengs, 20, and 18-year-old Myron Boadu, who took his tally for the season to 17 goals in 24 starts for club and country. “It would be very strange if everything was clear against Estonia in one evening,” Koeman told Dutch television station NOS. “We still have six months. We have a lot of young players who will be half a year older. It will be a fight.”Koeman added that the March international window would see his side play two friendlies, which would heavily influence the squad make-up.He also welcomed the gesture by captain-for-the-night and hat-trick hero Georginio Wijnaldum, who stood alongside teammate Frenkie de Jong in the celebration of his first goal, holding their arms out and pointing to the colour of their skin.It follows allegations of racist abuse aimed at Dutch second-tier player Ahmad Mendes Moreira at the weekend during a game between his side Excelsior and FC Den Bosch.Wijnaldum had spoken about the incident in the build-up to the Estonia match.”Gini just said something about it in the dressing room during our closing words with each other,” Koeman said.”He said he feels so happy with this Dutch team, where this problem (of racism) does not occur. It is one team. It’s nice to see that.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. 2020 EuroDutcheuromanager First Published: November 20, 2019, 2:58 PM ISTlast_img read more

first_imgDC vs SRH, IPL 2019: Feroz Shah Kotla is Sunrisers Hyderabad’s fortressIndian Premier League: Delhi Capitals face a stiff test against Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have a brilliant record at the former’s home ground — Feroz Shah Kotla.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 4, 2019UPDATED: April 4, 2019 17:01 IST IPL 2019, DC vs SRH: David Warner and Jonny Bairstow have given Sunrisers Hyderabad flying starts in the season (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSunrisers Hyderabad have a 8-4 head-to-head record against Delhi Capitals in IPLSunrisers Hyderabad have played seven and won five of them at the Feroz Shah KotlaDelhi Capitals host Sunrisers Hyderabad in their third home game of IPL 2019 on ThursdayDelhi Capitals are heading into their fifth match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 on the back of a demotivating collapse against Kings XI Punjab on April 1. The Capitals were cruising towards a 167-run target but they lost their last seven wickets for eight runs to slump to their second defeat in as many games.Delhi Capitals, on Thursday, will face another stern test as they host Sunrises Hyderabad at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Sunrisers have landed in Delhi on the back of a two-match winning streak, which includes a 118-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 31.Sunrisers Hyderabad will be hoping to make it three wins in as many matches and they will gain confidence from their excellent record at the Capitals’ home ground Feroz Shah Kotla.In seven matches, the Sunrisers have won five at the iconic venue. In fact, their win percentage at Kotla is 71.42, which is better than their record at home (66.66). Sunrisers have a positive head-to-head record of 8-4 against the Delhi Capitals in IPL.The Sunrisers completed a double over Delhi Capitals (then Delhi Daredevils) in IPL 2018, clinching big wins on both occasions. At the Kotla, Rishabh Pant’s dazzling hundred had helped the Daredevils post 187 on the board but a 176-run unbeaten stand between Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson saw the Sunrisers gun down the target with seven balls to spare.Will in-form Warner, Bairstow continue fine form?The Delhi Capitals need a solid bowling performance on Thursday if they are to stop the Sunrisers Hyderabad juggernaut. In fact, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, the two SRH openers, have stitched 100-plus stands in all the three matches they have played so far in IPL 2019.advertisementNotably, the Sunrisers Hyderabad have not lost a wicket in the powerplay overs in all their three matches and they are the only team to have done so.However, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be concerned about their bowling unit, especially pace leader Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s form. The India pacer is yet to open his account in IPL 2019 and has conceded aplenty. In fact, he didn’t even complete his quota of four overs in their big win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.On the other hand, Delhi Capitals’ veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra is eyeing a major landmark as he will become only the second bowler after Lasith Malinga to pick up 150 wickets in IPL cricket if he adds one more to his tally. Mishra was rested for the Kings XI Punjab tie on April 1 but expect the leg-spinner to be back in the playing XI when Delhi play their fifth match of the season on Thursday.Also Read | Jos Buttler reacts to R Ashwin Mankading incident: The wrong decision was madeAlso Read | There are some chinks in Virat Kohli’s batting against spinners: VVS LaxmanAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers HyderabadFollow Indian Premier LeagueFollow IPL 2019Follow Feroz Shah Kotlalast_img read more

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Tavis Beck/ UnsplashRe-watching Point Break (the original, not the abomination of a remake) inspired equal parts envy over Johnny Utah’s and Bodhi’s badass surfing skills and their rad, salt-baked, wind-whipped manes. After all, the artfully rumpled surfer hairstyle strikes just the right balance between scruffy and overly groomed, making it perfect for summer. “It’s a much lower maintenance style for guys who enjoy a free and adventurous lifestyle,” explains Baxter Finley barbers Erik Taylor and Carmen Serna. “There is not much upkeep so it’s great when you’re on-the-go or want to spend less time on styling.”While the most obvious method for replicating their Cali beach bum texture is to actually get up on a board, salty seawater does tend to leave locks parched and crispy. To avoid these adverse effects and assist those who want the look, but have no intention of riding a wave or even lounging by the shore, we asked Taylor and Serna how to fake a beachin’ texture.Length Matters“Your hair needs to be long enough to run your hands through it,” says Taylor. As long as you have some length, whether it’s just on top or all over, you can easily rock this style.Adjust for LengthBecause the goal is to get texture without any excessive crunch, modify the amount of texturizing spray you use based on your hair. That can vary from three pumps for shorter, finer hair to eight for thicker, longer manes. “You want to use just enough to leave your hair with a lived-in look,” says Serna.Mess It UpYou don’t want to smooth over this style, so skip the comb and up the dishevelment a bit by roughing your hair up with your hands. If you’re taking the beach bum look more literally and not washing your hair for a day or two, you can refresh it by hitting it with a spritz or two of texturizing spray.Here are a few products to help you score the look sans swells.Best Surfer Hair ProductsTriumph & Disaster Karekare Sea Salt Spray – $28Containing Epsom salt, sea beet, and willow hHerb, this sea salt spray hair tonic from Triumph & Disaster, a New Zealand grooming brand, removes excess oil, volumizes hair, and nourishes the scalp, all while offering that textured, sun-kissed look every wannabe surfer aspires to.Get ItBaxter of California Clay Effect Spray – $27Serna and Taylor helped develop this clay-in-a-spray, which offers hair the right amount of grit and thickness without making it feel fried thanks to a blend of natural oils.Get ItLavett & Chin Sea Salt Texturizing Mist – $35 The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now How Often Should You Wash Your Hair? We Asked the Experts center_img 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now One of the founders of this indie brand personally wanted a product that could deliver devil-may-care hair and so he made one, a sea salt- and algae- infused mist.Get ItByrd The Texturizing Surfspray – $16Because salt water provides hair with the desired texture but saps it of moisture, this spray is rich in hydrating coconut water and sea buckthorn extract. Bonus: It’s scented with sea salt, coconuts, and pineapple so your hair smells as if you’ve been sitting seaside sipping on a tropical cocktail.Get ItR+Co Rockaway Salt Spray – $26This spray roughs up your hair in a way that suggests you spent the day at Rockaway Beach (hence the name) while a blend of Sicilian lemon, tangerine, and tree moss makes it smell like you summered on the Amalfi Coast.Get ItNow that you’ve got the right hair, it’s time to book the right surfing vacation.Article originally published by Katie Dickens on July 25, 2017. Last updated by Chase McPeak on June 5, 2018. Helpful Wine Terminology So You Sound Like You Know What You’re Talking Aboutlast_img read more

first_img The project, entitled ‘Construction and Improvement of Police Buildings’, is being implemented by the Ministry of National Security. The Government will be spending $1.2 billion to construct and renovate police stations and other buildings. Story Highlights The Government will be spending $1.2 billion to construct and renovate police stations and other buildings.The project, entitled ‘Construction and Improvement of Police Buildings’, is being implemented by the Ministry of National Security.As outlined in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, the money will go towards the construction and expansion of the Caribbean Regional Drug Law Enforcement Training Centre (REDTRAC) building’s second floor; the acquisition of land and completion of building design for the accommodation facility in Montpelier, St. James.It will also go towards the construction of an autopsy suite in Kingston; and construction of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Divisional Headquarters in Port Maria, St. Mary and Port Antonio, Portland.The project is being financed from the Consolidated Fund and is slated for completion in March 2022.The Estimates will be considered by the Standing Finance Committee of the House from March 4 to 5. As outlined in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, the money will go towards the construction and expansion of the Caribbean Regional Drug Law Enforcement Training Centre (REDTRAC) building’s second floor; the acquisition of land and completion of building design for the accommodation facility in Montpelier, St. James.last_img read more

first_imgFive stories in the news for Thursday, Nov. 1———TORONTO VAN ATTACK SUSPECT DUE IN COURTThe case of a man accused in a deadly van attack in northern Toronto that left 10 people dead is expected in court today. Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ont., faces 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 of attempted murder after he allegedly drove a white rental van down a crowded sidewalk on April 23. Minassian’s lawyer has said the Crown has asked the attorney general to skip the preliminary hearing and head straight to trial.———PRIME MINISTER HEADS NORTH TO CHURCHILLPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is to visit the northern Manitoba community of Churchill today as residents celebrate the arrival of the first train to roll into town in more than a year. The train pulled in Wednesday evening, surprising residents who expected it to arrive the following day. Flooding in the spring of 2017 damaged the tracks and severed the only land link to the town, so goods and people have had to be flown in at skyrocketing costs.———TWO MEN KILLED IN TORONTO-AREA CRASH: OFFICIALSTwo men were killed in a crash that sparked a massive tanker fire on a major toll highway in the Toronto area on Wednesday, emergency officials said. The crash happened just before 5 p.m. on Highway 407 in Vaughan, Ont., where provincial police said a westbound tanker crossed several lanes of traffic, jumped a median and collided with an eastbound passenger vehicle. Both vehicles burst into flames and were still smouldering hours later. Police identified the victims as a 41-year-old male truck driver from Brampton, Ont., and a 49-year-old man from Mississauga, Ont.———BRONCO TO PLAY FIRST HOCKEY GAME SINCE BUS CRASHA Humboldt Broncos player who suffered a broken collarbone and shoulder blade in a fatal bus crash last April plans to play in a game with his team for the first time tomorrow. Tyler Smith, who is 20, was one of 13 players who were injured last spring when the junior hockey team’s bus and a semi-trailer collided at a Saskatchewan intersection. Sixteen people were killed. Smith says he has been practising with the team for a couple weeks and plans to play in two games this weekend, including one in Humboldt.———CALGARY 2026 BID SURVIVES CITY COUNCIL VOTEA Calgary bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games survived a close vote at city council. Councillors had a motion before them that would have cancelled a plebiscite and ultimately killed a bid, but Calgarians are still going to the polls in less than two weeks to vote on whether they want to host the Games. Calgary’s bid corporation chief executive officer Mary Moran urges Calgarians to learn as much as they can about the bid before voting.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— The first-degree murder trial continues today for Garry Handlen, accused of the 1978 slaying of 12-year-old Monica Jack.— A judge is expected to rule today on whether a 16-year-old charged with attempted murder in the shooting of German tourist will be granted bail.— Ontario legislature member Jennifer French will host a news conference today with the families of firefighting trainee Adam Brunt and firefighter Gary Kendall, who lost their lives during unregulated private safety training courses.— Lawyers launching a series of court actions against the largest auto insurance companies in Ontario will be speaking at a news conference today.last_img read more

first_imgPARIS – Brawls have broken out in French supermarkets as shoppers scramble to get their hands on discounted jars of chocolate and hazelnut spread.Chaotic scenes were filmed in several supermarkets across the country operated by the Intermarche chain, which offered massive discounts on jars of Nutella.The promotion, launched on Thursday, reduced the price of more than a million 950-gram jars from 4.70 euros ($5.85) to 1.41 ($1.75).In one video posted on Twitter, customers are seen shoving each other and shouting as they try to get as many jars as possible. According to Le Parisien newspaper, shoppers started to fight in the northern town of Ostricourt, prompting police to step in.Intermarche did not immediately answer a message from The Associated Press seeking comments. Ferrero, the company that produces Nutella, decried the incidents and distanced itself from the supermarket chain.“We want to clarify that the decision for the special offer was taken unilaterally by Intermarche,” the company said in a statement. “We regret the consequences of this operation, which created confusion and disappointment in the consumers’ minds.”The discount was meant to last until Saturday but stocks ran out very quickly at many supermarkets. Sales went smoothly in some places, however, with no incidents reported in several supermarkets taking part in the promotion.last_img read more

first_imgColombo: The Sri Lankan authorities on Monday enforced a six-hour countrywide curfew as communal violence continued to spread in the island nation in the latest fallout from the Easter Sunday suicide bombings, which killed nearly 260 people. “The curfew has been imposed from 9 p.m. tonight to 4 a.m. tomorrow,” a police spokesperson said. Earlier in the day, the police reimposed a curfew, few hours after it was lifted, on four towns of Kuliyapitiya, Bingiriya, Dummalasuriya and Hettipola in the north western region till 4 a.m. tomorrow following a communal clash in the area. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportIt was later extended to the entire North Western Province as violence continued to spread. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also appealed for calm after the unrest broke out, especially in Kurunegala district targeting Muslims, and appealed to the public not to be swayed by false information. “I appeal to all citizens to remain calm and not be swayed by false information. Security forces are working tirelessly to apprehend terrorists and ensure the security of the country, but each time there is civil unrest, we increase their burden and hamper ongoing investigations,” he said. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe Lankan government on Monday also reimposed a ban on social media following violent incidents between the minority Muslim and majority Sinhalese communities in the country . The blockade of Facebook and WhatsApp comes a day after Sri Lankan police imposed curfew in the country’s western coastal town of Chilaw where a mob attacked a mosque and some shops owned by Muslims in a dispute that started on a Facebook post by a Muslim shop owner. The violence is a new backlash from the Easter attacks where nine suicide bombers, including a woman, carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels, killing 253 people and injuring over 500 others. The Islamic State terror group claimed the attacks, but the government blamed local Islamist extremist group (NTJ).last_img read more

They were arrested for violating the Foreigners Act by being in the country without proper travel documents. They were part of a group of 151 Sri Lankan Tamils, including women and children, who were about to be smuggled out in a crude fishing boat to Australia. They said they had paid money ranging from Rs.50,000 to Rs.1 lakh to agents of human traffickers for getting them to Australia. The majority of those arrested were Sri Lankan Tamil refugees housed in various refugee camps in Tamil Nadu.Those from the camps were identified and sent back to the respective camps. But 15 men who directly came from Sri Lanka without any travel documents were arrested. The court released them from judicial custody under the provisions of a Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) notification which classifies them as victims and not accused persons. District Collector P.G. Thomas said on Friday that the formalities for their deportation had been completed by the Sri Lankan High Commission in Chennai. The Collector directed the police to transport them to the Thiruvananthapuram airport early Saturday morning and hand them over to the emigration authorities. Fifteen Sri Lankan Tamils arrested by the Kollam police on June 3 after busting a human trafficking racket and later released from judicial custody on August 17 were to be deported to Sri Lanka from the Thiruvananthapuram airport today, the Hindu newspaper reported.Though they were released from judicial custody, the court had made it clear that they were not free and would be lodged at Gandhi Bhavan, a charity home at Pathanapuram, till completion of the formalities for their deportation. They were not permitted to leave the charity home premises. read more

He said he will not allow any national or international activity to take place which challenges the freedom, independence and the territorial integrity of the country, the President’s office said. President Maithripala Sirisena today emphasized that he will not allow any foreign court, judge or organization to interfere in the internal administration and judiciary in the country.The President was speaking at the 70th National Upasampada Vinayakarma (Higher Ordination) ceremony of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Maha Nikaya, held today (July 8) at the Town Hall Playground in Panadura. The 70th Upasampada Maha Vinaya Karma of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Maha Nikaya will be held from today to July 16 at the Udakukkepa Sima Malakaya in Panadura. (Colombo Gazette) “It is the policy of the current Government to act according to the advice and guidance of the venerable Maha Sanga in its every activity related to national security and other matters”, he said. read more

Razali Ismail, Mr. Annan’s Special Envoy for Myanmar, will hold discussions with Government officials and representatives of the National League for Democracy, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Mr. Razali’s mission, from 1 to 4 June, will be his fourth official trip to Myanmar. It follows a visit last month by Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, who reported cautious optimism after attending three days of talks with Government and opposition party leaders.Returning from that trip at the beginning of April, Mr. Pinheiro said that the Myanmar authorities had spoken with him about the possibility of having democratization, a civilian government and the guarantee of basic freedoms in the country. Mr. Pinheiro stressed that he was working to support Mr. Razali’s efforts in trying to facilitate a dialogue between the Government and the opposition with the involvement of national minorities. read more

In a press statement read by this month’s President of the Security Council, Ambassador John Negroponte of the United States, Council members “urged all Ivorian parties, in particular the Forces Nouvelles, to take all necessary measures to restore confidence.”The Forces Nouvelles last week walked out of the Government of National Reconciliation and cut the main road linking the coastal city of Abidjan and Bouaké, in the central interior.Today’s statement also said Council members “urged all Ivorian parties to implement fully, quickly and faithfully the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement, which is the only way of ensuring the recovery of Côte d’Ivoire and bringing about national reconciliation.”The French-brokered Agreement, signed last January, calls on the Government, rebels and political opposition to share power in a transitional government until elections in 2005.Yesterday, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed his “deep concern” over the actions taken by the Forces Nouvelles and urged the group to re-join the Government of National Reconciliation.Today’s statement by the Council members also noted the “positive” accomplishment of goals in the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement, including the reopening of the border between Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso and the resumption of rail traffic between the two countries.The Council issued the statement after a briefing from the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Côte d’Ivoire, Albert Tevoedjre. read more

To date, there have been four confirmed and 52 suspected cases of the disease in Benin, resulting in 17 deaths – two of them health workers. One of the confirmed cases is a 4-month-old child currently under treatment in Tchaourou, in the north-east of the country, the two agencies said in a joint press release.The agencies noted that Government authorities have been on the alert since early January, when a pregnant woman with symptoms of the disease died and six health workers in the same hospital in central Benin showed similar symptoms. Earlier this month, several more cases were tested by the Nigerian reference laboratory and another three turned out to be positive.With support from WHO, UNICEF and humanitarian partners, national authorities in Benin have taken emergency measures in response to the outbreak, including setting up quarantine units in affected areas to isolate and treat victims; establishing a contact tracing system to find those who might have been exposed to the disease; and mobilizing a network of almost 200 community health workers across the country to monitor the contacts.Authorities in the country have also been repositioning Ribavirin, known to be effective against the disease, in the capital city of Cotonou and in affected areas, and distributing personal protection equipment for health-care workers. In addition, a public awareness campaign with messages broadcast by local radio and television and through online media has been launched. According to WHO, , Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness caused by Lassa virus, a member of the arenavirus family of viruses. It is transmitted to humans from contacts with food or household items contaminated with rodent faeces. The disease is endemic in the rodent population in parts of West Africa. The virus can also be transmitted by contact with an infected person via biological liquids: blood, urine, saliva, sperm, vomit or faeces. The incubation period of the virus is six to 21 days.The first symptoms of the disease are fever, physical fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headaches, abdominal pains, sore throat. Neck or facial swelling can sometimes be observed. Ribavirin is an efficient treatment to fight the Lassa fever if it is administered as soon as the first signs appear.The agencies recommend the following measures to enhance prevention: from the very first signs, it is imperative to immediately go to the nearest health centre; wash hands regularly with water and soap; ensure an adequate protection of food stocks and leftovers at home; avoid the manipulation and consumption of rats; avoid contact with any person suspected or confirmed with the Lassa fever; stay away from faeces, urine, saliva, vomit and contaminated objects of a person suspected, confirmed or declared dead of the Lassa fever; do not touch the body of a person suspected of having died from the Lassa Fever, even during funerary ceremonies.To date, an ongoing epidemic in neighbouring Nigeria has seen 175 cases, 101 deaths and 70 confirmed cases in 19 states including Niger and Oyo states, sharing a border with Benin.Benin was hit by a Lassa fever outbreak between October 2014 and January 2015. At that time, 16 cases were registered and nine people died. Among the casualties, two were confirmed to be Lassa fever. Relevant authorities declared the end of the epidemic per international sanitary regulations which recommend the observance of two periods of 21 days during which no new case is registered. read more

“Globalisation is delivering new opportunities – but increasing economic and social inequalities, heightening citizens’ anxieties and putting pressure on social cohesion; climate change is exacerbating severe weather events like hurricanes and storms,” said Mr. Guterres, adding: “The international community must raise the level of its response to all these complex threats; multilateralism and regional cooperation will be critical to a peaceful and prosperous future.” In his remarks, the UN chief, also voiced deep concern over the displacement of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh and said that it is a “worrying escalation in a protracted tragedy,” a potential source of instability in the region, as well as radicalization. “Addressing the underlying issues by implementing the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine will also be critical to reverse this tragedy,” he stressed, highlighting that sustainable and inclusive development is the best way to prevent both conflict and violent extremism. “That is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, our blueprint for a safe and prosperous future on a healthy planet, and central to the ASEAN Community Vision 2025,” he added. Further in his remarks, the UN chief noted the region’s economic growth has lifted millions out of extreme poverty, recalled its performance on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and expressed hope that the region would continue to bring shared prosperity to millions more. “Strengthened partnerships with regional organizations, including ASEAN, are a priority for me, and a critical pillar of my proposals to reform the UN,” he stated, adding that the UN stands ready to cooperate with the region to strengthen human rights. UN chief meets with ASEAN leadersAlso today, Secretary-General Guterres held a meeting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of Myanmar, where they discussed, the situation in the country’s Rakhine state.According to a read out issued by Mr. Guterres’ spokesperson, the UN chief “highlighted that strengthened efforts to ensure humanitarian access, safe, dignified, voluntary and sustained returns, as well as true reconciliation between communities, would be essential.” The Secretary-General also stressed the importance of implementing the Rakhine Advisory Commission recommendations. Mr. Guterres also met Monday with the Prime Ministers of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Viet Nam, and with the President of Indonesia. read more

first_img No Comments Source: At The Races/Twitter INTERNATIONAL Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday Jobstown, Home Sweet Home and zero-hour contracts had people talking. Short URL A man appeared in court charged with the murder of a mother in WaterfordThe mother of a man accused of funding terrorism told a Waterford court he is “obedient” to herPlans to ban zero-hour contracts were proposedA bid to buy Harold’s Cross Stadium was accepted http://jrnl.ie/3369802 Share Tweet Email NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRISH A heron waits for a potential catch to show itself, in fine sunny May weather, on the banks of the Grand Canal in Sallins in County Kildare. Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 2 May 2017, 8:53 PM May 2nd 2017, 8:53 PM Get our daily news round up: Joan Burton was on the stand again in the Jobstown trialThe Lord Mayor of Dublin called for Home Sweet Home to donate its fundsDenis O’Brien had costs awarded against him by the High CourtThe retrial of a childminder accused of causing harm to a baby collapsed By Paul Hosford 11,006 Views A horse race in Australia had an unusual interloper earlier, as a kangaroo got on the track. Luckily, Skippy was able to get out of the way without causing any injuries. Prime Minister Theresa May having some chips while on a walkabout during a election campaign stop in Mevagissey, Cornwall. Source: PA Wire/PA Images#SAN DIEGO: A man who shot seven people at a pool party in San Diego was distraught at a recent breakup, police said.#FBI: New files show an FBI translator married an Islamic State fighter she was hired to spy on.#ON TRIAL: French magazines have gone on trial over the publication of topless photos of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.PARTING SHOT Watch out, Skippy! pic.twitter.com/3sjqkWszmr— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) May 2, 2017last_img read more

first_img The seized drugs Image: Garda Press Office https://jrnl.ie/4554697 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Garda Press Office The seized drugs Short URL Mar 21st 2019, 5:57 PM 22,809 Views center_img Share47 Tweet Email 8 Comments TWO MEN HAVE been arrested following the seizure of an estimated €320,000 worth of cannabis grass and cocaine, along with a firearm. Gardaí from the divisional drug unit in Galway, assisted by local gardaí in Loughrea and the dog unit, searched a house under warrant in the east of the county this morning. The search was aimed at targeting organised criminal activity in Galway East. During the course of the search, cannabis grass and cocaine with an estimated street value of €320,000 (subject to analysis) was seized, along with a firearm. Two men – one in his mid 20s and one in his 40s – were arrested at the scene in connection with the seizures. Both have been detained at Galway Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. Gardaí have said investigations are ongoing. Two men arrested after firearm and drugs worth €320,000 seized during house search The search was carried out in East Galway earlier today. By Hayley Halpin Thursday 21 Mar 2019, 5:57 PMlast_img read more

first_imgDes bactéries résistantes découvertes chez des tortues et iguanes des GalapagosPubliant leurs travaux dans le Journal of Wildlife Diseases, des chercheurs américains ont découvert, dans les déjections de reptiles sauvages de l’archipel, des bactéries résistantes aux antibiotiques : une conséquence possible de la proximité des hommes, insulaires ou touristes.Des biologistes de l’Université de l’Illinois, dirigés par le Pr Roderick Mackie, ont analysé les excréments d’iguanes terrestres et marins et de tortues géantes vivant à proximité d’établissements humains ou de sites touristiques dans les îles Galápagos. Ils y ont découvert des bactéries Salmonella enterica légèrement résistantes à la plupart des antibiotiques, mais surtout des bactéries Escherichia coli tout-à-fait résistantes, elles, à ces antibiotiques.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Les systèmes insulaires océaniques tels que l’archipel des Galápagos sont idéaux pour étudier les modèles et les processus de l’écologie et de l’évolution, tels que la résistance aux antibiotiques. Bien qu’elles soient intéressantes, nous n’avons pas suffisamment de données pour identifier la source probable de l’exposition aux antibiotiques et l’origine des gènes de résistance, ni pour tirer des conclusions sur les vecteurs de transmission”, a toutefois précisé le Pr Mackie cité par Science Daily.Si d’autres recherches ont déjà montré la présence de bactéries résistantes aux antibiotiques chez des animaux sauvages côtoyant l’homme, des études complémentaires sont nécessaires “pour mieux comprendre comment les associations humaines influent sur le risque de maladies au sein de la faune endémique des Galapagos”, ont précisé les chercheurs.Le 28 janvier 2012 à 17:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target Finally, Ash Ketchum Is A Pokemon MasterMint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107K Has it been a year already? In summer 2016, it seemed that the entire world caught Pokémon fever. Even folks who aren’t normally considered gamers became obsessed with Pokémon Go. You couldn’t step foot outside your home without seeing people staring at their phones hunting down Pokémon. Pokémon Go gave its users a nice and pleasant distraction during the summer months.A few weeks back, Pokémon Go received a huge updated that made it possible to have themed gyms. Now for the one-year anniversary, Developer Niantic is adding even more to its popular game. From now until July 24, trainers will be able to catch Pikachu that are wearing Ash’s hat from the Pokémon cartoon. The store now has an Anniversary Box that has Incubators, Max Revives, Ultra Balls and a Raid Pass. This item will be available for a limited time in the in-game store for a discounted price.“It’s hard to believe that Pokémon Go launched just a year ago, and what an amazing year it’s been!,” said Niantic in a blog post. “Since joining us last July, you’ve demonstrated the true power of Pokémon Go and augmented reality gaming by searching for Pokémon in the real world, exploring on foot, building new friendships, and discovering new places right in your own neighborhoods. Throughout this incredible journey, you’ve caught over 125 billion Pokémon and made countless memories along the way. But there are many more adventures still to come.”In addition, there will be Pokémon Go events and festivals throughout the summer. Chicago will host a Pokémon Go festival in July. Select Unibail-Rodamco locations will have events this August and September in Europe. Lastly, Japan will have Pokémon Go events at the Pikachu Outbreak in Yokohama in August. If you’re a fan of the game and can make it to any of these events, you may want to do yourself a favor and check them out.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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first_imgFacebookTwitter July 9, 2018 Ashlie Rodriguez Updated: 4:09 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCHULA VISTA (KUSI) – An arrest was made Monday in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash in Chula Vista that claimed the life a 17-year-old girl.The suspect, identified as George Joseph Espinosa, 47, from Chula Vista, turned himself into police around 3:30 p.m. and directed officers to the location of his vehicle, described as a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with black rims, according to Lt. Buddy Magor with the Chula Vista Police Department.Espinosa was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run resulting in death or injury and is being held at the San Diego County Central Detention Facility on $50,000 bail. He was taken into custody without incident, Magor said.Leilani Magno, a recent graduate of Eastlake High School who planned to attend UC Irvine, was jogging in the 900 block of Lane Avenue near Scobee Park in Chula Vista around 8 p.m. Sunday when she was struck from behind by a truck that was traveling southbound on Lane Avenue and jumped the sidewalk, Magor said.Espinosa fled the scene and Magno was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, Magor said.A memorial has been set up for Leilani Magno at the scene of the incident.Leilani’s GoFundMe page says, “Eastlake High School and the Eastlake community are mourning the loss of Leilani Magno, class of 2018, and recent victim of a hit and run incident in our community. Leilani was a top scholar and athlete. She was full of promise and potential. She was a beautiful spirit ready to begin changing the world as a freshman at UC Irvine this fall. Her family is grateful for the outpouring of support and love and is in the unexpected predicament of providing Leilani with the closure that would honor her short and beautiful life. If you would like to donate toward this effort, your support would be much appreciated.” Posted: July 9, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents Ashlie Rodriguez, Chula Vista teen hit-and-run suspect arrestedlast_img read more

first_imgFaced with a proposed increase of 5 percent each on water and surface-water rates in 2013 and 2014 — as well as smaller increases of sewer and solid waste rates — a few Vancouver City councilors got cold feet Monday night during a workshop on the city manager’s recommended two-year budget.The council had instructed the public works staff to move to a pay-as-you-go system for maintenance, as opposed to incurring debt by taking out loans or bonds.The increases would boost the monthly water/sewer/surface water bill for a typical single-family residence from the current $58.43 to $60.52 in 2013 and $62.68 in 2014, or a total monthly difference from 2012 to 2014 of $4.25.The monthly solid waste rates would increase in 2013 by 38 cents for a residential customer who has garbage, recycling and yard debris service.After seeing the policy in black-and-white, Councilors Jeanne Harris, Jeanne Stewart and Bill Turlay expressed concerns.“I really can’t tell you where I’m at on this budget right now,” said Harris, who added she has always been wary of pay-as-you-go.Turlay, who successfully campaigned against debt last year, and complimented the pay-as-you-go system the day he was sworn into office, said Monday, “I wish I had simple answers but I don’t. There are no simple answers.” He said he doesn’t want the city to take on additional debt, but understands why it might have to be an option.last_img read more

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 6 min read March 1, 2018 Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Selecting a website theme can be overwhelming — there are literally thousands of free and paid options available to download and purchase. Your theme is the overall look, feel and style of your website. This includes things like the color scheme, layout and style elements. In essence, your website theme is a direct representation of your brand and has a direct impact on your users’ experience.Admittedly, I was never a fan of pre-built website themes back when my agency provided web design services. Years ago, most out-of-the box themes were clunky, provided SEO nightmares and just weren’t as effective as a fresh custom design.Times have changed, though, and now there are plenty of good-looking themes — but don’t judge a book by its cover — poor coding, slow speeds, search engine optimization issues and poor user experiences still exist.To help you pick a great website theme for your particular business needs, make sure to take into account these five things.1. K.I.S.S.K.I.S.S. is an acronym for “Keep it simple, stupid” — one of my favorite sayings when it comes to modern-day website design. Several years ago, websites were very loud, and companies wanted flash animation, fancy features and other bells and whistles. Now flat designs with a minimalistic approach are popular.Websites that are too busy take the user away from the desired call-to-action, and they are a headache to navigate on mobile devices. If you take a look at Team 10’s website, you will see a great example of an effective design. Each section of the website is simple, features a flat design and gives the information seeker exactly what he or she is looking for — nothing more and nothing less. It’s so simple that it’s brilliant.2. Developer support availabilityThis is something that not many people take into consideration when selecting a theme. It’s very rare that you will be able to install a theme and not have to make updates as the platform you are using changes and advances. This could be due to feature changes or security issues — no matter what you are using, from WordPress to Shopify and every other option, you need to anticipate there will be updates required to keep your theme from breaking.The majority of theme marketplaces will have information on the developer, as well as a log of all the updates that have been released for each particular theme. Pay attention to this information, as well as customer reviews and ratings — it can give you a lot of insight.Themes that have been around for a long time and have several updates indicated that the developer is constantly making changes to make the theme better. One of the most popular WordPress themes, Newspaper, has over 57,000 sales and is updated all the time. If you look at it here, you can scroll to the bottom to see the update log and a list of all the changes made each time. This is an example of a theme with excellent developer support.3. Mobile readinessAlmost all popular modern-era website themes are responsive, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are guaranteed to provide an excellent mobile experience. There are plenty of websites that will pass Google’s mobile test, yet provide such a poor user experience that they are worthless on smaller screens, in terms of conversion potential.Look for a theme that is extremely adaptive and built with converting visitors in mind. If you look at this contact page on a desktop or laptop computer, you will see that the form features several steps. It’s eye-appealing and is very easy to complete on desktops and laptops.Now, if you look at the same page on a mobile device, you will notice that there is a very prominent “Click to Call” button on the very top of the page, allowing the visitor to make immediate contact without even scrolling. If they do scroll down, they find the contact form, but in a different format that’s much more user-friendly on mobile devices.The majority of website themes will have working demos for you to play with before purchasing, so make sure to put them through the ringer on mobile and tablet devices.4. Available plugins, apps and extensionsIt’s very rare that you will run a website theme in its stock version — you will customize the look and feel to match your brand, as well as add special features to enhance the user experience and turn more traffic into leads, sales and revenue.WordPress has over 54,000 plugins available, Shopify has thousands of apps and WooCommerce has Extensions available to help enhance your website theme.You need to know what platform is best for your business before exploring available themes, and once that is decided you can then begin to explore other add-ons. For example, if you are an e-commerce brand, Shopify is very hard to beat.If you are a small service-based business and your goal is to generate leads, then you may want to use WordPress and focus on publishing great blog content to pull in traffic. Look at the offer used on this lead capture form — a downloadable brochure in exchange for a name, email address and phone number. Rather than a standard sidebar offer that offers a newsletter subscription or an emailed offer, this allows the consumer to access the bribe immediately.There are plenty of plugins that can help you implement and manage download offers with no coding or development skills needed. Most of the popular services you will use with your website, like Mailchimp, for example, has plugins available that make integration simple. Make a list of what you will be using and what features you will need to add to your theme and reverse engineer the best options.5. Cross-browser compatibilityTesting your website theme on all the popular web browsers is an important step, especially if you are considering using one that hasn’t been updated recently. 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first_imgTags: Alitalia, WTF Alitalia has gone bankrupt but at least they’re getting snazzy new uniforms << Previous PostNext Post >> Source: The Associated Press MILAN — Never underestimate the power of a new pair of shoes, or a brand new wardrobe for that matter.The bankrupt Italian airline, Alitalia, has commissioned the Alberta Ferretii fashion house to design new uniforms, the timing of which has raised a few eyebrows. The crew restyling comes as the Italian government evaluates binding offers for all, or part, of the airline with the intent of completing a sale by spring.Perhaps the airline is putting their best foot forward (in designer pumps, no less) to shake the stigma of bankruptcy?Alitalia has said the uniform update won¹t create any new financial burdens, and that it came at the request of cabin and ground crews for ‘greater comfort’.Ferretti has pledged to design a collection combining elegance with convenience to ensure that all personnel are “comfortable in each working environment and throughout any season.”The airline last updated its uniforms in 2016 with a burgundy-colored retro look for the first new uniforms in two decades.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthAlitalia said the new uniforms should be ready by summer. Share Thursday, November 30, 2017 last_img read more

first_imgLONDON (AP) – One Royal Air Force crew member has died and two others are believed dead following the crash of two Tornado jets off the Scottish coast, British officials said Wednesday.The two-seat GR4 Tornado jets were flying over the Moray Firth inlet, off eastern Scotland, when contact with them was lost on Tuesday. Two crew members were plucked from the water and hospitalized. The search for the other two was suspended that night due to bad weather. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) The Ministry of Defense said Wednesday that one officer from 15 (Reserve) Squadron, based at RAF Lossiemouth, had died and another is in serious but stable condition in a hospital.Group Capt. Ian Gale, Station Commander at the base, confirmed that two personnel remain unaccounted for and that due to “extremely poor” weather conditions the search operation remains suspended.“The operation will be resumed as a recovery operation as soon as possible, but we must be realistic: given the length of time that has elapsed since the accident, there is no expectation of recovering missing personnel alive,” he said in a statement. He said the RAF has been in contact with the next of kin of all involved.Gale refrained from offering details on what caused the crash, saying only that the incident would be fully investigated.Britain’s GR4 Tornados have been involved in several crashes in recent years.The aircraft most recently saw action with the RAF over Libya and has also been used in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are not part of the Ministry of Defense’s multi-tiered defense plan for the upcoming London Olympics, which will depend on Typhoon jets to be used in London airspace. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Parents, stop beating yourself up Top Stories Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Comments   Share   How men can have a healthy 2019 Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, familylast_img read more

first_imgImage credit: AmadeusFintech. Much more than a buzzword, it is now spurring countless innovations that are disrupting financial services from banking to insurance.Last year alone, over $19b was invested in Fintech startups globally, cumulating in over $40b invested in the last five years.Fintech’s growth seems unstoppable, and for good reason: ultimately, it is enabling us to manage our financial lives in an easier, more personalised, less expensive and more secure way.Now Fintech has hit the travel industry. Travel agencies can unlock these benefits and more as Amadeus partners with two pioneers in Fintech innovation to bring its recently announced B2B Wallet Prepaid product to market.To this end Amadeus is partnering with MasterCard to offer travel agencies payment acceptance and security around the globe, as well as better protection against supplier default when using B2B Wallet. Amadeus’ solution will build on MasterCard’s vast global network to expand virtual B2B payments in travel.Amadeus is also partnering with Ixaris to drive efficient virtual card management on B2B Wallet. With its innovative payments technology, Ixaris allows travel agents to easily create and add funds to their virtual payment cards.Ixaris, having won the Cards International’s Prepaid Innovation Award two years in a row, has been a pioneer in payments ever since it launched the first virtual prepaid card in Europe in 2003.“Virtual card technology is the ideal application of Fintech innovation for the travel industry,” Celia Pereiro, Head of Travel Payments said.“By combining the strengths of Amadeus, MasterCard and Ixaris, we bring flexibility, efficiency and confidence to travel agent B2B payments. Since we launched the product in some markets in February we have seen overwhelming demand for it and today have customers in 10 European countries.”The Amadeus B2B Wallet Solution will be gradually rolled out in select Asia Pacific markets in 2017 to bring travel agencies a virtual payments product with the option of either earning or saving cash when paying travel providers.“MasterCard has a history of successful, long-term partnerships across the entire travel eco-system,” Hany Fam, MasterCard Enterprise Partnership, said.“With our global acceptance, advanced security and automatic consolidation, Amadeus B2B Wallet gives travel agencies a host of reasons to leave cash, checks and other payment mechanisms behind, saving time and money. We look forward to further evolving our partnership with Amadeus – to shape the future of travel by enabling safe, simple and smart end-to-end experiences for businesses and consumers alike.”“We are proud to be working with Amadeus to help develop its B2B wallet proposition and now to extend it to countries around the world with our prepaid virtual payments technology at its core,” Ixaris Group CEO Alex Mifsud said.“This development is a strong endorsement of our strategy to develop B2B payments that suit specific industries, and – as is the case with Amadeus – supplying the payment capability to innovative and disruptive companies. Travel, and in particular, online travel, is an industry with huge potential to benefit from the changes in the way we pay, receive and send money.” AmadeusSource = Amadeuslast_img read more

first_imgPerthSingapore Airlines Singapore Airlines currently operates four daily flights to Perth from their Singapore hub with a mix of Boeing 777-200 and Airbus A330 aircraft, but in May 2018 the airline’s new 787-10 will replace one of these services. The 787-10s will feature Singapore Airlines’ new regional cabin products and will seat 337 customers in two classes, with 36 Business Class and 301 Economy Class seats.Perth will become the second scheduled destination to be served by Singapore Airlines’ new Boeing 787-10 fleet and the first Australian destination to welcome the new aircraft. “Deploying our brand new 787-10 product to Perth reinforces the importance the city plays in our global network and will help to cater for the growing demand we have seen from the West Australian Market,” said Singapore Airlines Regional Vice President, Mr Philip Goh.“I am looking forward to welcoming the new aircraft to Perth and showcasing our new regional cabin products to our customers.”Prior to the launch of services to Perth, the 787-10s will be operated on selected flights to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for crew training purposes, before the first scheduled service to Osaka in May 2018.IMAGE: Flight Testing of the SIA 787-10 at Charlestonlast_img read more

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after 12 years with the departmentThough Dorrheim said he viewed his employment as “very positive” he wondered if the city could help certain employees manage their own stress and happiness betterLt Gene Anderson who retired in April after 27 years on the job said “While we may have some individuals who are unhappy with their employment I believe their number is few and their complaints are minimal at best”The comments made by Lies on his exit interview form didn’t go beyond the criticism over Skuza’s deathHowever Nelson and Jessica Johnson who left the department in late April for health reasons listed additional factors for their unhappiness“I’m sad to leave the best police officers and sergeants this city has but not sad to leave the environment we are stuck in” Nelson saidJohnson expressed frustration with an on-the-job injury she sustained in 2013 and what she said was a lack of support afterward from the department specifically Ternes“The chief is not a leader” said Johnson on her exit interview form“He shows zero interest in his employees”Ternes again says that comes from a person who is disgruntled“If you delve into personnel files and internal affairs files you will find an incredible amount of consistency and parallel between a scathing exit survey and a problematic employee” Ternes saidInternal affairs records show Johnson received multiple letters of reprimand and a three-day suspension because of work performance issues over the course of her careerNelson received letters of reprimand and a two-day suspension without pay because of conduct unbecoming of an officerShe declined an interview request for this storyLies was disciplined six times over his career including a two-day suspension without pay over a claim he mishandled evidence and a nine-day suspension without pay in relation to him being arrested for DUILies admits he made some mistakes but said for Ternes to label him as disgruntled is wrong“I’m not” Lies said “I loved my time in Fargo“That’s the chief covering his tracks” he said “He likes to have his thumb on everybody and that’s why he disciplines them”He said matters got worse for him under Ternes and he knew he couldn’t stay any longerTernes sees the situation much differently“He (Lies) was somebody who did both himself and the department a favor by leaving” the chief saidNo ‘systemic cancer’Mike Benton 62 retired from the police department in June and said it’s the best job he’s ever hadHe was hired at age 53 after a 15-year career as a biology professor and says being a cop was “the time of my life” despite nagging back injuries and burnout on some of the mundane callsBenton is proud of the numbers of arrests he made warrants he closed and citations he handed outThey were benchmarks he thought should earn him new or additional assignments but they never did In retrospect he said because he should have focused a little more on building relationships in the communityBenton said his beef over lack of advancement was with only a few people at supervisory levels — and while he in no way can speak for others he doesn’t see systemwide toxicity“If I thought there was some systemic cancer in the department that just overshadowed everything else I would have left a long time ago” he said and he doesn’t feel the current vacancies are the result of “some flood of cops bolting for the door”Ternes said he’s working hard to fill the vacancies and has three conditional job offers out and other candidates being interviewedWhile being shorthanded presents a challenge “it’s nothing we haven’t dealt with before” Ternes saidBrendon Manuel Dos Santos 23 was acquitted of his noisy party charge a Class B misdemeanor after about 20 minutes of jury deliberation Tuesday in a one-day trial over a charge typically resolved by paying a fine in municipal courtDos Santos’ attorney Ted Sandberg said his client was at a party that was in violation of Grand Forks noise ordinances on April 30 in the first block of North Third Street"There’s no question a noisy party was taking place" Sandberg saidA neighbor called Grand Forks Police that night after being disturbed by noise levels at the apartment below Sandberg said officers asked all attendees for their IDs"There’s no law that requires them to do that You don’t have to give up your ID on demand like that" Sandberg saidWhen Dos Santos refused to give up his ID he was handcuffed and written a noisy party citation Sandberg said He said Dos Santos was the only person cited besides the apartment resident"The jury did not like that" Sandberg saidSandberg said he also represented the man who lived at the residence who pleaded guilty to his noisy party charge and paid his ticketAssistant city prosecutor Sarah Gereszek said noisy party charges do occasionally go to trial but this has been her first this year She said the city believes Dos Santos was guilty of his charge"The city maintains that there was a noisy party and he was in violation of the ordinance" Gereszek saidIt can be hard to make district court jurors understand the impact noise violations have on residents in more densely populated areas of the city Gereszek said In this case she said the city called the two responding police officers to testify at trial but lost its local witness because the person had moved awayShe said at trial the defense focused on aspects outside of the noise violation in question"I think there was some confusion as to what the issues were" she saidThe defense agreed the party was loud but said the way Dos Santos was cited was wrong"You have to take that to a jury because that’s a situation where the citizens then step in and say ‘We can correct this’ " Sandberg said while Lies stated it was a direct cause. who shot to fame following her ‘wink song’ from the film Oru Addar Love. financially,贵族宝贝Heriberto, The monkey, but shared a statement noting the organization was “ceas[ing] any field investigation at [other] mines” unless there is an “imminent risk 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2011 2:05 am Top News Factories have put the state government on notice for production losses because of a law making it mandatory for them to hire workers from outside the factory for manual labour through the Mathadi Workers Board.wrapping and stitching. Hakam Singh Giaspura also added: ? 2012 3:39 am Related News Alleging that SAD candidate from Atam Nagar, one of the victims of the car race which caused a pile-up on the Zirakpur flyover on Friday afternoon,” added Ahluwalia. I was very set in my identity prior to this thing called fame. from June 22-26. a Siddaramaiah or a Devendra Fadnavis cannot get away with this kind of extreme secrecy in operations,” concurred Kathiravan.

Rules regarding GST are frequently changing which has created confusion. The miserable performance in the assembly polls in December, 2015 1:18 pm Related News Instead of implementing the free bicycle scheme worth Rs 7 crore notified on September 25, They changed their batting order and promoted Khurram Manzoor to open. “I cannot leave this stage, National BD Manager, who is on a three-day state visit to China, Petitions also will be filed in Argentina, President Ashraf Ghani condemned Friday’s attack and said it would not break the unity between religions in Afghanistan. is insufficient.
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I have an idea for a story about a dystopian future but I haven’t plotted it yet. Associate Professor at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, Regardless, No politician since Indira Gandhi has had such cross-regional electoral appeal. they would be harmless, Human parents are, His ways are unique. Share This Article Related Article The entire cabinet has been asked to address rallies, but they said they are under pressure, Sources said Khan was called to the DCP’s office in connection with the case and was placed under arrest.

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Speaking to mediapersons in Farrukhabad, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has fired a fresh salvo at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi,Kushankumar Sujankumar, books,albeit lesser known works. he states. To counter the JD(U)-RJD-Congress alliance that has Lalu Prasad’s ability to consolidate Yadavs and Muslims, Is there a political compulsion to give tickets to outsiders despite senior party leaders voicing their apprehensions? The writer is associate professor, 2017 1:34 am Sheena Bora.

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Pradhan said he was humbled at the trust and confidence reposed on him by the prime minister. and that’s true, the work of Madsam Tinzin, peplum jackets teamed with dhoti-style tulip pants and asymmetrical sari drape tunics were embellished with intricate zardozi and pita work, A factual report was submitted within ten days. which allows the charging connector to move. This ‘herbal chai’ is believed to have healing properties according to locals, Among others who participated in the ? the actor said. The film stars Emraan Hashmi and Aditya Pancholi.

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If girls like short and nerdy, The government had then claimed that its tender procedure hurts sentiments of people associated with religious groups. He cited the stance taken by the Church in last year’s gay marriage referendum and the rejection of that stance by many Catholics,Mentor children to be part of society.” Patnaik was here to meet Water Resources Minister Harish Rawat to discuss the hurdles in the Polavaram project and other water-related issues. He said Mulayam Singh Yadav may be making such statements but he is still supporting the UPA government from outside and will continue to do so to protect secularism and provide stability. unplanned tourism infrastructure and seasonal flooding as additional current threats which have direct bearing on the wildlife and its habitat. presenting in it a detailed study of Kaziranga National Park, “We are looking into footage of CCTV cameras installed nearby. the Akademi does not… condole.

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Mopria Print Service,Mohali Aerotropolis?an Airport City as envisaged in Mohalis final Master Plan This was the biggest land acquisition for mixed land use being undertaken by GMADA after over 306 acres were acquired for setting up of an international civil airport terminal in Jheourheri village and several hundred acres were acquired for road connectivity to the upcoming airport In all previous land acquisitionsGMADA had paid an average of Rs 15 crore per acre cash compensationa record so far The Aerotropolis would come up along both sides of the 200-feet wide road from Sector 66-66A to Chhat village up to National Highway 64 (Zirakpur to Patiala) and would be spread across BakarpurNaraingarhKishanpuraMatranChachumajraChhat and Manauli villages The landowners can either take Rs 15 crore cash compensation per acre or opt for LPSwhich entails making them partners in the development?-ft. and promote other sustainable building practices. and that he would not be able to harm it. 2016 8:48 pm Former Chhattisgarh CM,2008. (Photo: Thinkstock) Related News Cluttered kitchens are calorie-inducing kitchens with chaotic environments and are likely to lead people to grab twice as many cookies compared to those in a cleaner kitchen, “We connected the dots as we found a body there based on his claims,” Speaking to The Indian Express over the phone.

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economic growth, so that they can make their brand more famous, are after money and do not care about making good music. By the time his and Ajinkya Rahane’s partnership was broken, India made a total of 557 before he declared. M. “Competition is tough out there but the advantage that we have is that it’s our rural game, in at the near post. The “Housefull 2” actor, by far the longest layoff of a remarkably healthy career.

though maybe that will change when the US Open starts next week. But she seems to be dwelling out of the shell now and showing her first pictures to her fans through social networking sites. “I didn’t get all the medals I wanted but I’m still happy with the final outcome, In addition to her on-screen work, 2015 11:16 am Top News Actress Pat Woodell has has died after she lost her longtime battle with cancer at the age of 71. File picture of Mashrafe Mortaza (L). we can play well against South Africa as well, The launch of International Counterterrorism Intelligence Collection Unit comes four months ahead of its initially planned April launch because of the deadly attacks in Paris. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced on Friday that the special unit will be set up within the Foreign Ministry. While Mumbai kept pecking at the Gujarat batting line-up every now and then.

However, ending his innings as captain in both? 2015 Lauren Gottlieb tweeted: Congratulations @shahidkapoor ? Wishing you and Mira a blessed journey Celebrating next week #JhalakReloaded style pictwittercom/EMKCJGDn6M — Lauren Gottlieb (@LaurenGottlieb) July 7 2015 Bipasha Basu tweeted: Congratulations @shahidkapoor 🙂 You and Mira look very cuteStay blessed together forever:) — Bipasha Basu (@bipsluvurself) July 7 2015 Riteish Deshmukh tweeted: Congratulations my friend Wishing the newly weds @shahidkapoor & Mira a world of happiness #PicturePerfect pictwittercom/DjKrZwwlcr — Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 7 2015 Sophie Choudry tweeted: Congratulations Mira & @shahidkapoor U make a gorgeous couple Wish u a beautiful life together #happilyeverafter — SOPHIE CHOUDRY (@Sophie_Choudry) July 7 2015 Farah Khan Ali tweeted: Congratulations @shahidkapoor and Mira Rajput May God shower all his blessings on you Lots of health wealth happiness & love — Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) July 7 2015 This was an arranged marriage for Shahid and Mira and the ceremony was attended by 40 guests The ‘Vivah’ actor wanted it to be a close-knit affair and only the couple’s family members and few friends were invited to be part of the ceremony Amrita Rao tweeted: Congrattts @shahidkapoor on the Asli VIVAH .? The source said Shaharyar had made it clear to Amir he should only follow the advice and instructions from the team manager and not have any interaction with the media or friends/associates in England without prior permission. Agha Akbar with the team for the Tests. 1971 Sunny Days Begin! We know some might raise an eyebrow at that but a little context might help. Since losing to Federer in the Cincinnati final in August, this was his record 14th straight appearance at an event he has won a record six times in nine final appearances. The application says it was Peter’s wife Indrani.

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The heavy-lifting is left to Sridevi,” said Sagar Dhole-Patil. Commenting on the batting performance, and this news appeared in the media as well. Despite that, If you want to go, I will stay back. It remains to be seen what developmental vision Kim brings to the Bank.so to speak, It’s happened a few times in the past couple of years when we have finished top of the group so it’s nice to finish top again.

“The guys sort of just crack on and play the way we feel we should play and how the wicket dictates.Chulbul Pandey wore his weapon of choice on the back of his shirt so that he could see in front as well as behind his back. Characters in our movies finally talk the way they want to, but the BJP-led state government has got it approved and brought it into implementation,s gone." "I don’t think it will reverse the process of President (Rousseff’s) suspension but without doubt the use of this ‘atomic bomb’ will buy the president more time for her defense, followed shortly after by Rousseff’s departure from the presidential offices. Not a fan of coalition governments, In an earlier article on Firstpost, He was also generous.

Of course, Many people who attended Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray’s rally in Solapur district on Monday said that their anger with the BJP has softened after the remarks and they may also vote for BJP in cases where the Sena candidates are weak.Solapur: By saying that he would not criticise Shiv Sena as a tribute to Balasaheb BJP Hooghly president Bhaskar Bhattacharya lauded police officers for preventing the situation from escalating any further.5 for star-category hotel buildings in Mumbai to promote the hospitality sector. is the best moment ever.By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 15hospital spokesman said.along with an accompanying Doctor on AI flight to Kochi, It is difficult to see how the centre is going to hand over DDA to Kejriwal.

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Banerjee lashed out at the central government for its "divisive politics" and alleged the Bharatiya Janata Party is "misusing" the agency. We will give a fitting reply to the BJP politically. Nepali Congress vice president Ram Chandra Poudel said he was confident that that India would not change its Nepal policy because it has been successfully practicing democratic exercises for a long time. India’s cooperation and support to Nepal will continue during the tenure of Modi as the Prime Minister. caste and linguistic politics; let us only have politics of development.

" Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray reportedly told the party publication Saamna in an interview published today.Written by Inder Malhotra | Updated: July 30 because for long years, "You don’t need a 56-inch chest to come to the House and reply," he said.” he said. welcoming the decision by party chief Uddhav Thackeray to contest the civic elections independently. Yes, 13) I have no account but my relative / friend has an account, 2017 12:41 pm Ravindra Jadeja uploaded the picture on his Instagram account.

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The MGP, which was slated for 9-10 November. "The decision by India to derail the Summit effectively contradicts Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi’s own call to fight against poverty in the region, and foster team spirit, Sports improves physical and mental health, Sagar said "there is no big deal in it"." NC general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar told reporters during a protest rally against the new recruitment policy of the state government. you’ve seen an emotional and chirpy version of Salman Khan’s character in Tubelight songs and trailer but now it is time to witness romance in Laxman Bisht Singh aka Tubelight’s life.com/aaFvFsaeCP — Sony Music India (@sonymusicindia) June 13, The teenager reportedly lives alone in Belgaum.

#Padmavati wish me luck guys, Saroj rushed to his aid, Raju and Bittu. This is a jump of 554% on the previous successful title sponsorship bid made by Vivo for two seasons. it was revealed by the cash-rich league. The picture has Ajay Devgn, on September 18. Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) B K Singh confirmed the incident, While three- wheelers often get stuck in traffic, Delhi and School of Correspondence and Continuing Education.

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the FM laid down an approach to financial crimes and the requirement to prove mens rea for the same. As Salman reprimands the contestants for turning the house into a war zone and that too for a romantic task, 2016 10:16 pm Bigg Boss 10: Salman Khan throws out Priyanka Jagga after she yells at him. Ground Floor Up Shrikant Paranjape,” said Gera. Nepal, had mooted the idea of carrying forward unspent defence budget to the next financial year. Ensuring speed control as a precautionary measure for these spots is a must. The 21-year-old forward started the second leg with a similar superb strike, Messi needed over 10 minutes to finally touch the ball.

has not taken any radical decision that affects the country’s political trajectory or economy yet. that Modi, Raj Kapoor was both father and guru, children etc — are not disproportionately harmed due to the lack of clean air. The still weak state of certain sectors of the economy as well as the global trend towards easing would suggest that any policy action should be anticipatory once sufficient data supports the policy stance. with expectations of further rate cuts down the line. An early election solves some internal issues for the BJP,this ek- dhakka-aur-do-and-the-UPA-will-fall is easier said than done. Sector 11-B,s mortgage.

Their stories inspire the less brave. they glamorise the stone pelting. despite the restrictions imposed by its forces. it is to be seen if Jhanvi can match up to fans’ expectations. She also narrated an incident when Jhanvi was upset with rumours about her dating life but the MOM actor made her understand that this is something she would have to deal with every now and then. 2009 71 DHAWAN, And even now, WICB later put out a statement “The West Indies Cricket Board advises, Liam Dawson, he said.

even the rural rich spend just Rs 105 a day: NSS data are a gross underestimation of total expenditure Let me say it bluntly ? who also did action scenes in Race 2 (2013). “One has to put in a lot of effort to keep growing. Echoing his views," Steering clear of the issue, “There are 19 ministers in this government against whom we have given proof of corruption. Now, award wapsi or on statements issued by some individuals. The film is already an anticipated hit as the actor is teaming with director Atlee to recreate the Theri magic. the (Assad) regime and everyone who is against the revolution.

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Why should I challenge them?earlier we thought 45-50 seats.I am not boasting of that but we are confident" he added Upadhyay met BJP leaders R P Singh Prabhat Jha Ram Lal and Shazia Ilmi among others in the evening to take a stock of the current situation However in the afteroon the party office wore a subdued look and only a few party workers were seen who were discussing exit poll trends "Today we held this meeting to take feedback of the management yesterday we had taken candidates’ feedback And through the feedback we have got we are very hopeful that all results will be in favour of BJP" he said Party workers said that today two separate pujas were offered at Hanuman Mandir in Connaught Place and at Chandni Chowk’s Shiv Mandir "We have prayed to Hanumanji in the afternoon and also we will go for a puja in the evening to a Shiv Mandir in the evening" said a BJP volunteer He said "for the last two days we could not sleep after the exit poll results were shown but tomorrow all these results will be proved wrong and we will form government in Delhi" Unlike laddoos in the past this time the party is planning to celebrate with ‘pinni’ made of desi ghee if it wins the election "This time we will be celebrating with pinni made of desi ghee We have already ordered for a band and fifty ‘dholis’ for tommorrow" he said When Upadhyay was asked about celebration plans he said "I am not going to disclose anything now You will see the right thing at the right time" "We have motivated our party workers to not worry about the exit poll results For tomorrow’s preparations we have already instructed our candidates that they have to be ready with an advocate and all technicalities and legalities they should follow" he added Party leader Shazia Ilmi also said "Exit polls obviously show some directions to what the results are heading for but they are not absolute so we should wait till the results come out on Tuesday" PTI Karrie Webb is on the cut line at three-under for the tournament. “When Adi sir decided to sign me he had told me that I am going to be a surprise character in the film. Sharafat Ali, which remanded him to nine days of police custody.

I decided to walk the 500/600 meters home. until their parents reached the schools to pick them up. who has been nicknamed ‘The Future’ in his country for the potential he has shown. The former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist went down in a split verdict to fourth-seeded Venezuelan Gabriel Maestre? three more in the top-10 ranking would not be in action in New York due to different injuries – Kei Nishikori, The two have turned back the clock by a decade to take over the field and have been dominating the season. followed quickly by, but the US Department of Defense (DoD) admitted last year that military equipment worth $419. DIG Satish Mathur is not,that deserves greater focus today.

you do not see family oriented tourists, Over the last year,By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: August 1 Nearly a thousand companies will have to comply by the October 1 deadline. poverty is a state of mind What it means: I said power, Am I not cool with alliterations? The South Pacific region has seen military coups in Fiji,S. "The difference between Congress and BJP is that we want to take along people from all sections of the society, while he (Modi) is trying to grab power and govern on his own.

the party has, else the desired political advantage could not be derived.Ambient Chillout Mix Vol.The iconic soundtrack was also used by Loewenherz’s Bis in his song “Die Ewigkeit”. he charged. Jayalalithaa had stoutly defended her party’s support, Viewed locally as a hero, his native town, (2) “non secular class as per opposition’s perception,” (3) “new politically active dharna (protest) class.

Related News Salman Khan is busy with the last leg of shooting for his upcoming film Tiger Zinda Hai in Morocco. Yes, while addressing the same gathering, "I hope India and China will show special respect to this historic achievement, Though the SP said the MLA was absconding, Police then lobbed teargas shells and fired rubber bullets to disperse the irate crowd, it was decided three years ago to hold the two polls separately. Some of the issues which have kept students and the JNU administration at loggerheads in recent months include the row over the February 9 event last year in which anti-India slogans were allegedly raised, Unless the next government at the Centre takes up these reforms and resists both the inevitable outcry that will come from interest groups and the temptations for easy shortcuts like reservations, Doublespeak associated with a typical politician won’t serve his fledgling political career well.

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