“The focus is now on confirming the licenses for New Zealand’s five current Super Rugby clubs and that work is now underway.“As well, there is a huge desire to have a Pasifika team involved which we think will be massive for the competition, popular with fans and is a priority for us. As we know, our Pacific nations and Pasifika players in New Zealand have added so much to the rich history of rugby in Oceania and our game here in New Zealand. To have a team that would provide an additional pathway for Pasifika players to perform on the world stage would be hugely exciting.“We will also be working with Rugby Australia to seek expressions of interest from their current Super clubs and other interested parties to join the competition and that work will begin in earnest.”The next step is setting out criteria for those teams who want to make an expression of interest in joining the new competition.Return: Western Force are playing in the Super Rugby AU competition (Getty Images)Yet there are many questions still remaining. What about existing SANZAAR contracts? Could Western Force get a place in the new competition ahead of one of Australia’s current Super Rugby franchises – Brumbies, Rebels, Reds and Waratahs?If South Africa grow their involvement in the Pro14, what teams will play in the league and will they also join the European competitions? Where does this leave Argentina, whose Jaguares side were in the Super Rugby final 12 months ago?And what about Japan – will they want to have a pro side playing in one of these competitions or will they focus on launching a new league themselves?Many of those questions will need to be answered before a new competition format can be confirmed. New Super Rugby competition on the cardsNew Zealand Rugby has revealed plans to launch a new competition in 2021 – and it doesn’t include South African teams.NZR’s Aratipu review looked at a future model for Super Rugby and the aim is to establish a new competition from next year featuring eight to ten teams.Those teams would include the five New Zealand franchises – Blues, Chiefs, Crusaders, Highlanders and Hurricanes – a Pasifika team and Australian sides, with the union looking for ‘expressions of interest’ from across the Tasman.There has long been talk of Super Rugby, which involves sides from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and more recently Argentina and Japan, being restructured given the amount of travel involved as well as the complexity of the modern conference format. The Covid-19 crisis has expedited that process, particularly given the travel restrictions in place across the globe.This latest move increases the likelihood of rugby competitions moving towards time zones rather than hemispheres, with the prospect of more or different South African sides joining the Guinness Pro14 already being mooted.Due North: Will SA sides the Sharks and Bulls be playing in the Pro14 next year? (Getty Images)That scenario certainly makes more sense than the traditional Super Rugby model given the strain on players of so much long-haul travel as well as the financial implications – and that’s before you consider the impact of all those flights on climate change.The New Zealand-only Super Rugby Aotearoa tournament has already attracted large crowds while including a Pacific Islands team in a new format would be popular with fans as well as benefit those national teams.The Mercury Group, which has secured a Major League Rugby licence for its Kanaloa Hawaii team from next year, is already in discussions with NZR about bidding for a place in the new competition.Related: Professional rugby reaches HawaiiNZR chief executive Mark Robinson said: “Coming on the back of Covid-19 and its impact on future competitions, the NZR Board has committed to establishing a new professional team competition in 2021. We have also been heartened by the success of Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Fans-tastic: Super Rugby Aotearoa has drawn big crowds in NZ (Getty Images) New Zealand set to launch tournament featuring Australian and Pasifika teams in 2021 Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Por Matthew DaviesPosted Mar 23, 2015 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Press Release Service Agrupaciones de Tierra Santa allanan el camino de la paz con el esfuerzo y la confianza compartidos Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal News Service] Puede ser un cliché decir que el agua no conoce fronteras, pero para Elizabeth Koch-Ya’ari, navegar la corriente de la ecología y la pacificación es reunir a ambientalistas israelíes, palestinos y jordanos —personas de diferentes religiones de las comunidades vecinas— para movilizar y crear amistades en torno a una fuente de vida común.Como coordinadora de un proyecto con EcoPaz en el Oriente Medio [EcoPeace Middle East] Koch-Ya’ari encabeza una campaña para rehabilitar el río Jordán. El río, que alguna vez fuera una fuente de agua limpia a través de Tierra Santa, se ha contaminado por el derrame de aguas negras sin tratar y la sequía durante los últimos 50 años.EcoPeace Middle East reúne a israelíes, jordanos y palestinos en el bajo Jordán para el “Gran Salto”, un evento para crear conciencia de los empeños en pro de la restauración del río. Foto de EcoPeace Middle East.“Nos juntamos y usamos el medioambiente como una plataforma para la edificación de la paz”, dijo Koch-Ya’ari a Episcopal News Service luego de una presentación en Tel Aviv en enero, cuando ella se reunió con una delegación interreligiosa de Estados Unidos que visitaba la región en peregrinación.“Es una asombrosa oportunidad para adentrarnos en la comprensión de estas diferentes comunidades limítrofes, que comparten los mismos recursos hidráulicos, que comparten el mismo medioambiente”, afirmó. “En esta zona del mundo, el agua puede juntarnos, porque el agua no ve todos estos muros y fronteras que hemos puesto entre unos y otros”.El río Jordán tiene una gran significación para el judaísmo, el cristianismo y el islam, por ser el sitio donde los israelitas entraron en la Tierra Prometida, donde Juan el Bautista bautizó a Jesús y donde el profeta Mahoma pronosticó un evento que sucedería años más tarde.EcoPeace ha creado un repertorio de materiales para comunidades judías, cristianas y musulmanas, llamado Agua y ecología en el río Jordán, al objeto de alentar la instrucción de carácter religioso y el compromiso en torno al problema del agua.“La realidad es que muchas personas que viven a lo largo del río Jordán no experimentan sus beneficios. En muchas partes su corriente está sucia, contaminada [y] desaparece en las estaciones secas del año”, dijo a ENS la obispa primada de la Iglesia Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori, una de las colíderes de la peregrinación, al tiempo de visitar el Sitio Bautismal de Yardenit, junto al río Jordán, en la región de Galilea, en el norte de Israel.“La labor del instituto EcoPeace es reunir a personas de ambas márgenes del río, de diferentes tradiciones religiosas en comunidades vecinas, para abogar y trabajar en pro del mejoramiento de la situación del agua, para entender las necesidades mutuas, y para que lleguen a entenderse unos a otros como amigos al hacer esa obra”, dijo ella. “Ciertamente es una obra de pacificación”.El Rdo. John Kitagawa, rector de la iglesia episcopal de San Felipe de las Colinas [St. Philip’s in-the-Hills] en Tucson, Arizona, y participante de la peregrinación, dijo que la desaparición del río Jordán sería trágica. No sólo significa mucho para las vidas de las personas en ambas márgenes del río Jordán, subrayó, sino que “es profundamente importante para nuestra fe. No es posible leer las Escrituras sin encontrar toda clase de referencias al río Jordán”.Kitagawa dijo que hay muchísimas [situaciones] paralelas en Estados Unidos, donde abundan los problemas de agua.“Yo vivo en el desierto del sur de Arizona. Nuestros manantiales subterráneos están básicamente exhaustos. Tenemos que importar agua del río Colorado, de manera que la misma substancia de la vida está en peligro”, dijo. “Pero no es sólo aquellos de nosotros que vivimos en el desierto. Estoy viendo cada vez más a personas que tienen que lidiar con problemas de fracturación hidráulica en sus zonas y cómo esto afecta las aguas subterráneas. La explotación del carbón y otras formas de minería tienen mucho que ver con la contaminación del agua, y los granjeros están enfrentándose con crecientes problemas de sequía debido al calentamiento global. El agua es un tema constante en torno nuestro. Tenemos muchísimo en común y sólo necesitamos resolver cómo entender nuestras raíces comunes, y una de esas raíces comunes es nuestra responsabilidad como mayordomos de la creación de Dios”.“Las comunidades a través de esta región comparten muchas cosas”, dijo Koch-Ya’ari refiriéndose a Tierra Santa. “El agua es una parte fundamental de la vida y al juntarnos para rehabilitar las corrientes de agua que compartimos, como es la parte baja del río Jordán, ganamos muchísimo, no sólo en beneficio del medio ambiente, sino también para aprender los unos de los otros, acerca de nuestras diferentes comunidades de fe y acerca de cómo podemos ayudarnos mutuamente [y] a nuestros ecosistemas compartidos”.Koch-Ya’ari es una de una serie de líderes de iniciativas de base en Tierra Santa con quienes la delegación interreligiosa de EE.UU. se reunió durante su peregrinación del 18 al 27 de enero.Ella y otros líderes de base están seguros de que iniciativas de este tipo serán fundamentales para crear confianza y romper las barreras, lo cual garantizará una paz duradera en la región mucho después de que los políticos lleguen a cualquier clase de acuerdo. Sin embargo, las probabilidades de una reanudación de las negociaciones entre israelíes y palestinos parecen complicadas, en el mejor de los casos, después de un año que ha sido testigo del colapso de las conversaciones de paz mediadas por el secretario de Estado de EE.UU. John Kerry, una guerra devastadora entre Israel y el movimiento palestino Hamás en la Franja de Gaza, y una serie de acciones y declaraciones de parte de los líderes israelíes y palestinos que tanto reflejan como contribuyen a un clima que causa divisiones.El primer ministro israelí Benjamin Netanyahu, cuyo Partido Likud resultó vencedor en las elecciones parlamentarias del pasado martes, dio el último ejemplo de una retórica políticamente cargada esta semana, al declarar, el día antes de las elecciones, que no habría ningún Estado palestino bajo su liderazgo. Anteriormente, Netanyahu había apoyado consecuentemente una solución con dos estados, incluida en el contexto de negociaciones con los palestinos. No resulta claro lo que podría significar la declaración del Primer Ministro esta semana, en el contexto de unas elecciones polémicas y sorprendentemente reñidas, para el futuro del proceso de paz para las propias relaciones de Netanyahu con decisivos partidarios internacionales de una solución con dos estados, incluido el gobierno de Estados Unidos.Lior Frankiensztajn, del Programa de Negociación Shades, le habla a miembros de la peregrinación interreligiosa de EE.UU. que visitaron Tierra Santa en enero. Foto de Matthew Davies/ENSVolviendo a enero, el grupo interreligioso oyó el testimonio de cómo el mundo de Lior Frankiensztajn cambió hace unos cuantos años luego de que recibiera en su casa a un palestino durante dos meses. Él logró aprender muchas cosas acerca de sí mismo y de sus raíces, pero lo más importante, vio “como la realidad se contempla desde una perspectiva diferente”, le dijo a los peregrinos interreligiosos luego de un almuerzo en un restaurante en Tel Aviv. Desafortunadamente, “los políticos manejan las relaciones, lo cual limita las oportunidades para el progreso… Debe haber un enfoque distinto para el diseño de políticas, para la educación”.Fue esta manera de pensar la que llevó a Frankiensztajn a lanzar el Programa de Negociación Shades, que crea oportunidades de que políticos, educadores y otros líderes palestinos e israelíes se reúnan y compartan con sus homólogos. El programa está auspiciado por la Universidad de Harvard y es financiado en parte por el Departamento de Estado de EE.UU.Reconociendo que es fácil captar a los conversos, Frankiensztajn dijo que Shades intenta identificar los obstáculos, las áreas que requieren mayor atención en ayudar a la gente “a convertirse en mejores negociadores, mejores comunicadores mediante esta experiencia [y] realmente lograr entender los matices y la cultura de la otra parte”. Crear confianza, añadió él, es una parte fundamental del proceso de paz.Azhar Azeez, presidente de la Sociedad Islámica de América del Norte y miembro de la peregrinación, respondió a la presentación de Frankiensztajn con aliento y felicitaciones por sus esfuerzos a favor de la paz. “Puedo ver cómo este empeño traerá un cambio positivo y una esperanza”, dijo.La peregrinación interreligiosa de 15 miembros fue codirigida por Jefferts Schori; el rabino Steve Gutow, presidente del Consejo Judío para las Relaciones Públicas; y Sayyid Syeed, director nacional de alianzas interreligiosas y comunitarias de la Sociedad Islámica de América del Norte.La visita se planeó en respuesta a la Resolución B019, aprobada por la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal de 2012, que pidió una inversión positiva y un compromiso con la región y que recomendó que la Obispa Primada organizara una peregrinación interreligiosa modelo con múltiples narrativas. Esa resolución reiteraba el antiguo compromiso de la Iglesia Episcopal con una solución negociada de dos estados, en la cual un seguro y universalmente reconocido Estado de Israel coexista con un Estado, libre, viable y seguro, para el pueblo palestino”.“Sólo cuando las personas en el terreno alcen su voz y digan ‘basta ya’, la posibilidad de la paz y la justicia irrumpirán en la problemática relación entre los palestinos y los israelíes” dijo Gutow. “Cuando nos reunimos con grupos como Shades, Roots y EcoPeace, sabemos que la trayectoria a la resolución y la reconciliación no es sólo posible, sino que es eminentemente factible”.La obispa primada de la Iglesia Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori y el rabino Hanan Schlesinger se saludan al tiempo que los miembros de la peregrinación interreligiosa llegan a Gush Etzion para saber más acerca de la labor de Roots. Foto de Matthew Davies/ENS.La agrupación Raíces [Roots] reúne a colonos israelíes en Bush Etzion con palestinos de las aldeas cercanas para promover el diálogo y cimentar la confianza como una senda hacia la paz. El liderazgo de Roots cree que es imperativo para las comunidades echar a un lado el atrincheramiento político, las acciones y la retórica divisionistas a fin de comenzar a sembrar las semillas necesarias para que se afiance un definitivo acuerdo de paz.El rabino Hanan Schlesinger dijo a los líderes interreligiosos que Roots ha transformado la manera que él tenía de ver el mundo.Hace un año, a invitación de un amigo, Schlesinger salió de su casa y caminó apenas 20 minutos a través de campos y viñedos árabes para llegar al pedazo de tierra donde los peregrinos interreligiosos se reunían ahora para escuchar su historia. Dijo que él corazón le latía apresuradamente cuando entró en el complejo donde aproximadamente 25 judíos y 25 palestinos conversaban.Schlesinger, coordinador en la actualidad de un proyecto de Roots, había crecido con temor de los palestinos que vivían cerca de su aldea.“No tenemos conexiones de ninguna clase con el otro lado. Los periódicos son diferentes, las estaciones de radio son diferentes, las casas de culto son diferentes, compramos en tiendas diferentes, tenemos diferentes sistemas de enseñanza. No tenemos ningún contacto en absoluto. Nos cruzamos en las carreteras y no sabemos quién conduce el auto”, dijo. “Cuando tienes esa situación de distancia, tienes miedo y tienes sospechas y tienes odio”.Pero a través de las conversaciones que él sostuvo durante esa reunión hace un año, llegó a entender que los palestinos que habían sido sus vecinos durante todos esos años también habían vivido con temor de él. “Nunca había pensado en eso antes. Nos temíamos mutuamente”, dijo. Por primera vez en su vida, contó Schlesinger, él le estaba hablando “al otro” como a un igual.De izquierda a derecha, los coordinadores del proyecto Roots, Ali Abu Awwad, el rabino Hanan Schlesinger y Shaul Judelman escuchan para responder a los miembros de la peregrinación interreligiosa de EE.UU. que visitaron Gush Etzion en enero. Foto de Matthew Davies/ENS.El palestino Ali Abu Awwad, un cofundador de Roots, estaba en la reunión y compartió la historia de su vida con el grupo. “Era la primera vez en mi vida que yo oía [un testimonio de] la vida desde una perspectiva palestina, y él habló sin rencor, sin odio, y hablamos acerca de su vida”, dijo Schlesinger. “Era realmente difícil escuchar y sentía que estaba siendo atacado personalmente al oír una narrativa tan diferente a la mía. Pero, por diferente que fuera de mi narrativa, no era falsa. Yo no oí mentiras. Oí que él estaba tomando los bloques de historia y de la vida como yo los conozco y ordenándolos en un relato completamente diferente, pero su historia tenía sentido. Y ahora yo me veo en la historia de Ali. Y aunque él no lo dijo, en su historia yo me veo como el opresor. Eso inició un proceso de reconsideración.Awwad, que se crió en una familia muy politizada y que cumplió condena como preso político, dijo que hay muchos diseñadores de conflicto en ambas partes y que “somos buenos en esta competencia de quien sufre más… Pero cuando se trata de soluciones, perdemos el valor, porque actuamos como víctimas. Las víctimas nunca serán capaces de resolver sus propios conflictos si son los prisioneros de su dolor… El precio de esta guerra ha llegado a ser más fácil que el precio de la paz. Debemos encontrar un medio donde la gente pueda servir a Dios y no perder su humanidad. Juntos podemos marcar la diferencia”.Shaul Judelman, un coordinador del proyecto Raíces que ha vivido en Gush Etzion durante los últimos 13 años, dijo: “sabemos que hay un gran desacuerdo en muchos asuntos —acerca de los hechos del pasado e incluso acerca de la realidad del presente— pero creemos que el diálogo efectivo es el lugar seguro para el debate y para una comprensión más profunda. Es en este espacio que pueden construirse las soluciones”.Gutow dijo que Raíces “nos enseña… que los políticos tradicionales oprimen los sueños intrínsecos de las personas de carne y hueso que viven en la tierra.“Debemos apoyar a los que pueden comprender y hablar con integridad sobre las discrepantes narrativas de las personas normales que levantan sus hogares aquí”, añadió Gutow. “Debemos proporcionarles las plataformas y la ayuda económica y la validez que necesitan para tener éxito. La labor de nuestra peregrinación es servir como testigos interreligiosos de las verdades de ambas partes y ayudar a las personas buenas y nobles que habitan allí a encontrar la paz y la integridad y la calma que tanto desean y tanto merecen”.Reflexionando sobre la peregrinación, Jefferts Schori dijo a Episcopal News Service que “los tipos de empeños pacificadores de base que hemos visto en la Tierra del Bendito se centran, todos ellos, en la creación de relaciones [No obstante] la triste realidad es que palestinos e israelíes viven vidas casi completamente separadas. La mayoría nunca se encuentra en tiendas de víveres, en escuelas o en la vida cívica… Ese encuentro humano es esencial para humanizar ‘al otro’. Las tradiciones de la fe abrahámica hablan de encontrar la imagen de Dios, la divina capacidad creadora que es parte de nuestra naturaleza”.Ella afirmó que se sentía estimulada por “la voluntad de pasar por encima de fronteras, de divisiones físicas, así como de sospechas, dudas y temores” y lo definió como “el terreno en el cual la paz comienza a brotar… El ensuciarse las manos juntos crea vínculos que son más profundos que nuestros prejuicios conscientes. Los vínculos nacidos del trabajo compartido perdurarán, e invitarán a otros a venir y ver, a ser un poquito vulnerables, a fin de ver que la recuperación podría ser posible”.— Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/911261/library-house-atelier-branco-arquitetura Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/911261/library-house-atelier-branco-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” Area: 200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Lead Architect: Architects: Atelier Branco Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Brazil CopyHouses•Brazil Year: Library House / Atelier Branco ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveLibrary House / Atelier Branco Arquitetura Project gallerySee allShow less3F Studio designs a 3D Printed Façade for Munich’s Deutsches MuseumArchitecture NewsDXA Studio Designs New Urban Pathway for New YorkArchitecture News Share 2016 Library House / Atelier Branco Arquitetura Save this picture!© Ricardo Bassetti+ 35Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Matteo Arnone, Pep Pons Structural Engineer:John Biscuola (Biscuola Engieneering)Foundation Engineer:Sergio Ludemann (Ludemann Engieneering)Systems Engineer:João Claudinei Alves (JCF projetos e construções)Concrete Formwork:Edivaldo Lourenço e Eduardo LourençoStructural System:Concreto fundido in loco em um único dia de trabalhoMateriais:Concreto, aço, vidro e madeira GarapeiraPlot Area:5.500m²Built Area:150m²Total Floor Area:200m²Construction Cost:R$ 400.000,00Project Team:Andreas Schneller, Martina SalvaneschiCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. When in the summer of 2014, founding members of Atelier Branco, Matteo Arnone and Pep Pons were approached to design a leisurely retreat in the small town of Vinhedo, the brief posited that the house be able to accommodate at least two kind of needs: the need for a place to read, immersed within the site’s vibrant vegetation; the need for a place to think, reposed under the placidness of the area’s boundless subtropical skies. The client, a left block activist against Brazil’s military dictatorship in his youth and now renowned scholar of the history of political thought, had conceived of the house as a temporary haven between São Paulo and Campinas, at which the State University he held teaching posts since the beginning of the nineteen eighties. It was thus neither to be a permanent place of residence nor a holiday home as conventionally understood, but a place of reverie and contemplation, occasionally of work, away from the bustle of Brazil’s hectic metropolitan life.Save this picture!© Gleeson PaulinoRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumThe latest of five built works designed by the young Italo-Hispanic duo, Casa Biblioteca embodies the practice’s attentive research into architectural form, matured both during their formative years in Switzerland, where they had been students of the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, and in their professional upbringings under practitioners of the caliber of Christian Kerez, Kengo Kuma and the two Aires Mateus brothers. It is a bold scheme, almost entirely realised in in-situ cast concrete, of which the constructional acumen and attentiveness to detail are somewhat characteristic of all Atelier Branco’s architectural pursuits. Setting up practice in Sao Paulo in 2012, the two have, in fact, built up an enticing and significantly varied portfolio of which the content ranges from the careful crafting of furniture products and fittings, to the design of commercial showrooms and office spaces, to the construction of numerous residential projects scattered throughout Brazil in which their talent has, perhaps, best expressed itself in these few years.Save this picture!© Ricardo BassettiBelonging to this later series, Casa Biblioteca is without doubt the most idiosyncratic of the bunch, both for the eccentricity of its client and the context it was born out of. It is, in fact, set atop of a steep north-facing terrain within a clearing of Vinhedo’s dense ‘mata atlantica’—the atlantic forest which extends over the larger part of Brazil’s littoral region. Due to the site’s topographical attributes, its design follows a distinctly ‘sectional’ rationale such that the spatial and functional disposition of the project is almost entirely articulated in the relation between two contour lines. In order of relevance, the first of these two lines consists in the line of the ground, of which the sloping profile has been manipulated to form a series of spacious horizontal terraces, fit for inhabitation; the second consists in the line of the roof, which ever so slightly hovers over the terrain’s uppermost retention wall to create a sharp, horizontal datum between the domesticated topography and the sky above it.Save this picture!© Gleeson PaulinoSave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© Gleeson PaulinoEver a topos of Brazilian postwar architecture from Artigas to Mendes da Rocha, here too the concrete roof takes on a crucial role in the determination of the project both in the articulation of its program as in the characterisation of its outwards (and inwards) appearance. It is a 15 cm thin rectangular slab supported by eight long-limbed pillars which, albeit ‘basic’ in its formal resolution, distinguishes itself for the uncanny slenderness of its constitutive parts. When approaching the house from the main road, it is the upper face of this element that presents itself to the viewer offering access to a monumental viewing platform of ca. 20 by 10 meters, immersed within the foliage of the surrounding tree canopies. In place of a parapet, the deck is circled by a meter wide water bed which, in turn, defines a rectangular central island from which to contemplate the view. This latter is lined with finely cut Garapeira wood boards which meet diagonally against the deck’s symmetry line and point towards the horizon.Save this picture!© Gleeson PaulinoA dentil in the in the perimeter of the roof allows for a staircase to be fitted along its central access, leading down between two concrete walls into the house’s core space. This is an undivided, fully glazed, rectangular room hosting the entirety of the domestic program, of which the height gradually increases as one descends from the most intimate to the more exposed areas of the home. The retention walls which give its section the distinguished jagged profile are unique in height due to the uneven slope of the existing terrain, but spaced equally throughout to create neat tripartite structural system spanning 5.50 meters longitudinally from pillar to pillar, and terrace front to terrace front. Consequently, although equal in depth, the three terraces gain unique floor-to-ceiling heights providing the activities which take place on them with degrees of privacy and natural lighting conditions best suited to their needs. The sleeping areas are thus located onto the project’s uppermost terrace within an intimate and dimly lit, 2.35 meter tall space. This level overlooks the house’s central platform which measures 4.15 meters in height and hosts the client’s studio; it is the area of the house most directly connected to the landscape having two centrally placed glass doors located at either of its short sides (the doors also underline the project’s secondary axis of symmetry). Lastly, the terrace furthest from the house’s entrance is a living and dining area overlooking the surrounding greenery as if a loggia or a viewing deck; this is the brightest and most exposed area of the house, rising 1.25 meters from ground level and measuring 5.15 meters in height.Save this picture!© Jaqueline LessaA similarly methodical approach informs the location of the core services and storage facilities required by the client which are either carved into the project’s retention walls—as is the case with the two bathrooms along first terrace wherein all elements are entirely realised in in-situ cast concrete and which, differently from all other areas of the home, are toplit and thus bare no visual connection whatsoever to the exterior—or fitted accurately against them—as with the kitchen elements, bookcases and wardrobes. As such, the space remains untethered from elements foreign to its ‘disegno’.Save this picture!Ground floor planThe neatness of the architectural layout, is even further corroborated in the positioning of the stairs. These, rather theatrically transverse the space along its central axis to loop symmetrically around the perimeter of the house under a concrete-paved, covered pathway. But perhaps, the most significant aspect in giving the project it’s somewhat rudimentary grandeur is the selection and treatment of the materials deployed. The bare structure is realised entirely out of reinforced concrete and was cast under the direction of the architects within a single working day; the floors, as with the upper terrace, are lined with long and fine Garapeira wood boards placed perpendicular to the project’s longitudinal axis; and the whole is almost entirely wrapped within a single glazed facade of which the iron profiling and design motifs follow the iconic ‘paulistana’ tradition of the nineteen fifties. It is especially the care gone into the design of these latter elements that have made the fortune of the project of which the noble spareness could’ve easily been buried under the hideous chunkiness of modern-day aluminium frames. Instead, with its fine joinery and quasi-ethereal openness, the Casa Biblioteca consolidates its place amidst a rich tradition of glass houses and pavilions which since the dawn of twentieth century have almost persistently affirmed themselves as privileged sites of architectural experimentation.Save this picture!© Jaqueline LessaA nitidez do layout arquitetônico é ainda mais corroborada no posicionamento das escadas. Estes, ao contrário, dividem teatralmente o espaço ao longo de seu eixo central para circular simetricamente ao redor do perímetro da casa sob um caminho de concreto e coberto pelo mesmo. Mas talvez, o aspecto mais significativo em dar ao projeto é a grandeza um tanto rudimentar, é a seleção e tratamento dos materiais implantados. A estrutura é realizada inteiramente em concreto armado e foi concretada sob a direção dos arquitetos em um único dia de trabalho; os pisos, assim como o terraço superior, são forrados com placas de madeira Garapeira longas e finas, colocadas perpendicularmente ao eixo longitudinal do projeto; e o todo é quase integralmente envolvido por uma única fachada envidraçada, da qual os motivos de perfis e design de ferro seguem a icônica tradição paulistana dos anos cinquenta.É especialmente o cuidado dedicado ao design desses últimos elementos que garantem a riqueza do projeto, da qual a nobreza poderia facilmente ser enterrada sob a grosseria dos caixilhos de alumínio modernos. Em vez disso, com sua fina marcenaria e abertura quase etérea, a Casa Biblioteca consolida seu lugar em meio a uma rica tradição de casas de vidro e pavilhões que desde o início do século XX se afirmaram quase persistentemente como locais privilegiados de experimentação arquitetônica.Save this picture!© Ricardo Bassetti ArchDaily Houses Photographs: Ricardo Bassetti, Gleeson Paulino, Jaqueline Lessa CopyAbout this officeAtelier Branco ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGlassResidential ArchitectureConcreteBrazilPublished on March 05, 2019Cite: “Library House / Atelier Branco Arquitetura” [Casa Biblioteca / Atelier Branco Arquitetura] 05 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
printFormer Executive Members of YAF, Erica King (left) and Margaret Ginn (right) pose with Steve Forbes after his lectureTCU’s Young American’s for Freedom club hosted an American publishing executive and two-time candidate for the Republican Party nomination for President to speak about “how capitalism is the only thing that can save the us.”Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief for business magazine Forbes, spoke during the hour-long event regarding issues that are preoccupying the United States such as healthcare.“Steve Forbes is a great role model for all Republicans,” said economics major Hannah Saffle. “When TCU’s YAF offers us the opportunity to sit for an hour and listen to topics that are important to our Nation, I couldn’t say no.”Students, staff and community members applauded Forbes as he walked on stage with his arm in a sling due to a broken elbow.After introducing himself and explaining his injury, Forbes did not hesitate to start his lecture.“Capitalism is moral,” he said. “If you look at the real world, how do you succeed?”Forbes related success to capitalism, saying people succeed by meeting the needs and wants of other people.“Without people knowing it, they become attentive to other people,” he said. “You ask people to buy something you’re selling. If they don’t want it then you won’t sell it, and if they do want it then you sell it and you both gain something.”One example Forbes used to explain his theory is the construction for healthcare. He said the healthcare policy in America needs to be reformed.“We don’t have real free markets in healthcare because the patients are not in charge,” Forbes said.He said there needs to be nationwide shopping for health insurance because right now it is ran state by state. He added that people need to know exactly what they are paying for and how much their insurance is going to cover before walking into the hospital or clinic.“We need to require hospitals and clinics to post their prices, deals, and how many people have died after they were admitted online or somewhere for the public to see,” Forbes said. “They also need to do a little more on flex billing because for example not everyone needs pregnancy coverage.”Saffle said she agrees with Forbes idea of health insurance being a choice.“If you want to live a certain way of life then you should suffer the consequences and the negative effects that it has if you do not get health insurance,” she said. “If you do get it and can afford it, then you can get the positive side of having it.”“These changes are not going to happen overnight, but huge breakthroughs are coming and cures are in the light,” Forbes said. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Former Executive Members of YAF, Erica King (left) and Margaret Ginn (right) pose with Steve Forbes after his lecture. TCU’s IFC gives out free hot shaves to kick-off Movember TCU’s innovative offense led them to victory against West Virginia Shelby Kitson Website| + posts SGA helps relieve student stress during finals week ReddIt Facebook Fraternity and Sorority Life hires seven new hall directors to enhance safety, promote community Shelby Kitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-kitson/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Shelby Kitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-kitson/ Facebook Shelby Kitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-kitson/ ReddIt Twitter Previous articleFort Worth Symphony Orchestra celebrates 50 years of James BondNext articleAmazing Vietnam 2017 brings cultural diversity to TCU Shelby Kitson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shelby Kitson is a senior journalism student at Texas Christian University. When she is not in the newsroom or writing stories, she enjoys spending time with family and wake boarding. Linkedin Shelby Kitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-kitson/ Linkedin Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025
RSF_en April 19, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Magazine editor gets two years in prison or stiff fine Follow the news on Eswatini The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives June 29, 2020 Find out more EswatiniAfrica Receive email alerts Organisation Reporters Without Borders is alarmed to learn that the Swaziland high court hassentenced Bheki Makhubu, the editor of The Nation magazine, to a fine of 200,000 emalangeni (16,700 euros) or two years in prison, with the jail sentence to take immediate effect if the fine is not paid within three days. The sentence was passed on 17 April after Makhubu was found guilty of contempt of court for criticizing Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi.“The two-year jail term passed on Bheki Makhubu is out of all proportion,”Reporters Without Borders said. “This harsh sentence, which violates freedom ofexpression, was handed down by a court acting as plaintiff and judge at the sametime. We urge the high court to respect Swaziland’s constitution, which guaranteesmedia freedom.”According to the local media, the contempt charge was based on two articles thatappeared in November 2009 and February 2010 in The Nation, which is owned bySwaziland Independent Publishers.The Nation is the only independent magazine in Swaziland, which is ranked 155thout of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.King Mswati III has been on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators ofPress Freedom” for years.More information about media freedom in Swaziland Help by sharing this information Press releasesList of Predators of Press Freedom News EswatiniAfrica News November 27, 2020 Find out more News June 15, 2020 Find out more Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage to go further Reports
Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information RSF_en to go further April 15, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation June 16, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New killing brings journalists’ death toll to 98 since the start of the war, 23 since start of 2006 Reporters Without Borders expressed sympathy to the family and colleagues of Ibrahim Seneid, journalist on the daily al-Bashara, who was murdered in Falluja on 13 June 2006 while on his way to work.The international press freedom organisation strongly condemned the targeting of journalists by different parties to the conflict, particularly by the insurgents. “Once again we call on the Iraqi authorities to do their utmost to guarantee their safety,” it said.Leaflets accusing al-Bashara of being in the pay of the US Army and producing political propaganda for the United States and calling for the paper’s closure, had been circulating in Falluja during the first week of June.Ninety-eight journalists have been killed and 48 abducted, since the start of the war in March 2003. Of those kidnapped, five were killed by their abductors (four Iraqis and the Italian Enzo Baldoni). Thirty-two of the kidnappings took place in Bagdad and its surrounding area.Journalists Rim Zeid andt Marwan Khazaal of Iraqi al-Sumariya television, as well as an employee in Baghdad of Agence France-Presse (AFP), Salah Jali al-Gharrawi, are still being held hostage in the country. RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News April 28, 2021 Find out more News Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Receive email alerts
Google+ WhatsApp By admin – July 8, 2015 GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Dail told GSOC must introduce new communication protocols Previous articleDACC to meet with Department of Health to discuss Breast Cancer ServiceNext articleSinn Fein says “Fairer Recovery” campaign is more than just electioneering admin Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Twitter Homepage BannerNews The Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission is coming under pressure to establish a protocol whereby a person under investigation is told they have no case to answer if that is the case.Fianna Fail’s Justice Spokesperson raised the issue in the Dail last evening, following the tragic death of Sgt Michael Galvin.Sgt Galvin shot himself at Ballyshannon Garda Station on May 28, less than a week after he was questioned under caution by officers from GSOC. It later transpired he had been totally cleared five days earlier, but had not been informed of that fact.A Supreme Court judge is to conduct an official inquiry into how the Garda Ombudsman investigated a garda sergeant.Fianna Fail’s Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins told the Dail GSOC should change the way it handles cases………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/collinsgsoc.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Responding the Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said she would prefer not to comment until after the inquiry being carried out by Mr Justice Frank Clarke has been completed………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/fitzgsoc.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest
Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By admin – July 9, 2016 Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest WhatsApp There will be no second EU referendum for the UK following last month’s vote to leave Europe.The British government has officially responded to a petition saying the decision of the people ‘must be respected’.The online document attracted more than 4-million signatures in the days following the BREXIT vote.In Northern Ireland, 5,634 signed the petition in Foyle, 3,193 in Fermanagh South Tyrone, 3,153 in East Derry and 2,979 in West Tyrone.Meanwhile, the leader of the SDLP says the north’s economy is experiencing a very real shock following the Brexit vote.Colum Eastwood says he has already seen anecdotal evidence that foreign investment is starting to freeze up.The Foyle MLA says the SDLP will use every parliamentary and legal option to stop the North being dragged out of the EU against its wishes, and is calling on the Taoiseach and the Irish government to back that stance.On speculation that border checkpoints may return, Mr Eastwood doesn’t believesuch a policy would be enforceable…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/eastwood10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. British government rejects Brexit petition as Eastwood says border is “unenforceable” Twitter Previous articleHouston on the mark as Harps win againNext articleDonegal Live Register figures continue to fall admin Homepage BannerNews Google+ Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Facebook GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath
Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – June 4, 2019 AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Festival goers had a narrow escape from injury after a weekend collision in Ballyshannon. The single vehicle crash happened in the town centre on Sunday night around 11pm during the Rory Gallagher Festival.Gardai had been alerted to the car acting suspiciously in Bundoran prior to the crash and efforts had been made to clear people from the street before the car hit barriers.Two people were subsequently arrested at the scene.Sgt Eunan Walsh says the swift response from Gardai potentially saved lives:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ballyshannon1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Previous articleCocaine, cannabis & drugs paraphernalia seized in Letterkenny drug bustsNext articleHeffernan and Gillick to launch Patsy McGonagle’s book News Highland Festival goers have narrow escape from injury in Ballyshannon Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter
ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s call Friday for Russia to re-enter the G7 four years after the country was kicked out from the group of countries over its annexation of Crimea has resulted in a fierce backlash from foreign policy critics on both sides of the aisle.“Why are we having a meeting without Russia being in the meeting?” Trump asked reporters before his departure for the summit in Charlevoix, Canada. “And I would recommend – it’s up to them. But Russia should be in the meeting, should be a part of it.”The comments followed a string of tweets from the president railing against Canada, France and other European allies for what the president has described as an imbalanced trade relationship. The tweets were in part a response to criticism from French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday who said the president’s recent moves pulling the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal and implementing new trade tariffs have isolated the U.S. on the world stage.Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., soon issued a scathing statement against the president’s Russia comments, saying Vladimir Putin has only continued “assaulting democratic institutions all over the world” since the invasion of Crimea.“The President has inexplicably shown our adversaries the deference and esteem that should be reserved for our closest allies,” McCain said in a written statement. “Those nations that share our values and have sacrificed alongside us for decades are being treated with contempt. This is the antithesis of so-called ‘principled realism’ and a sure path to diminishing America’s leadership in the world.”Rep. Eliot Engel, the Democratic ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, suggested Trump’s invitation to Russia fits into a broader pattern of the president cozying up to President Vladimir Putin.“The United States helped establish and lead the G7 in pursuit of a peaceful and prosperous world,” Engel, D-N.Y., said in a statement. “While the other G7 democracies continue to uphold those values, President Trump has isolated the United States, weakened American influence, and alienated our closest allies. So it’s hardly a surprise he’s now looking to the leader he seems to admire most: Vladimir Putin.”Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, another frequent critic of the president on foreign policy, also tweeted, “No, Russia should not be added to the G-7.” A senior U.K. government source also pushed back with an official reaction Friday afternoon following the president’s arrival in Canada, invoking the recent poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal that the U.S. and British officials officially blamed Moscow for earlier this year.“We should remind ourselves why the G8 became the G7 – it was after Russia illegally annexed Crimea,” the official said. “Since then we have seen malign activity from Russia in a whole variety of ways, including on the streets of Salisbury in the UK. Before any conversations can take place about Russia rejoining, it needs to change its approach.”President Trump contended, though, that he has been Russia’s “worst nightmare” when it comes to increased sanctions and international pressure and that it would be more productive for Russia to be involved in the meetings between the countries.“You know, whether you like it or not – and it may not be politically correct – but we have a world to run,” Trump said. “And in the G7, which used to be the G8, they threw Russia out. They should let Russia come back in, because we should have Russia at the negotiating table.”Russia was suspended from the G-8 in March 2014 a week after Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. In a statement at the time the countries, which include the U.S., France, Canada, Germany, Italy, the U.K. and Japan, condemned Russia’s actions as “illegal” and in “contravention of international law.”A former U.S. official during the Obama Administration said the effort to eject Russia was “a decision that President Obama helped drive and that was hammered out on the margins of the Nuclear Security Summit.”U.S. policy still does not recognize Russia’s referendum taking control of Crimea and continues to identify the territory as “a part of Ukraine.”Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer joined in the pile-on of criticism saying, “readmitting Russia to the G7 would reward Vladimir Putin for actions the U.S. and his allies have condemned, and would clearly be contrary to America’s interests.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
The effectiveness of ERS 1 scatterometer data as a tool for studying the wind fields of Antarctic mesocyclones is analyzed by using 1 year’s observations of these systems derived from satellite imagery encompassing the Antarctic Peninsula and Bellingshausen and Weddell Seas. It is shown that the scatterometer processing scheme utilized can affect the resultant wind fields, particularly the accuracy of the external forecast winds used for “meteorological ambiguity removal.” Very few of the mesocyclones (9%) were “captured” by the scatterometer data because (1) ∼60% of the vortices did not form over the open ocean (25% of those that did were included in the scatterometer data) and (2) the narrow scatterometer swath results in a poor temporal resolution that is less than ideal for observing small-sized, short-lived Antarctic mesocyclones over the Southern Ocean. Close agreement between the derived wind fields and those predicted by a simple model suggests that a mesocyclone may be considered as a vorticity anomaly superimposed on a uniform flow. Most systems had a surface circulation, varying from a slight deviation from the geostrophic flow to a closed circulation; however, 25% of mesocyclones did not exhibit a surface circulation. Four case studies are used to illustrate the different types of observed circulation. Derived maximum cyclonic relative vorticity values (those most negative in the southern hemisphere) varied between −100 and −400×10−6 s−1, an order of magnitude lower than that calculated for an Arctic mesocyclone. The scatterometer wind field data represent an important new tool for studying Antarctic mesocyclones but need to be used in conjunction with sensors having a higher frequency of coverage to allow multitemporal analyses of such systems throughout their development.
Saint Mary’s hosted an interactive panel Tuesday called LeadHER, featuring Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann and her Chief of Staff, Tonya Brothers-Bridge, to discuss topics including fearless leadership and the power of women mentorship. Along with Ellspermann and Brothers-Bridge, panelists included president and CEO of Michiana Partnership Regina Emberton, president and CEO for the YWCA North Central Indiana Linda Baechle, senior business major Ambar Varela and senior global studies major Eleanor Jones. The discussion was moderated by associate project director of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) Joan McClendon.“Saint Mary’s College has educating women leaders since our founding in 1844,” College president Carol Ann Mooney said in her welcome. “I wasn’t at all surprised to learn that after attending the WEI leadership event in the spring, Tonya Brothers-Bridge from the Lieutenant Governor’s office realized that Saint Mary’s was the perfect place to return to and talk about women’s leadership.”Both Ellspermann and Brothers-Bridge talked about their experiences as women in the professional world and in politics specifically. They both said they do not try to step away from who they are as women but rather work to gain respect as women in male-dominated fields. Ellspermann said she tries to bring in new ways of thinking and problem solving from her female perspective and thinks it is important to bring in other minorities because everyone has something new to offer.Jones posed the question of whether or not fearless leadership exists and what fears Ellspermann and Brothers-Bridge face in their careers in politics. “I think a career life is meant for taking on the fearless opportunities,” Ellspermann said. “It’s taking on a job you’re not sure you can do and realizing that each time you do it, you get confidence for the next position.” Brothers-Bridge said that she does not believe fearlessness exists. “I think if you’re not scared, your goals are not big enough or your dreams aren’t lofty enough,” Brothers-Bridge said. “I don’t try to go through life fearless. I try to go through life taking the appropriate risks and managing those risks.”The women also discussed the power of women mentorship; both attested to its importance in paving the way for future generations of women leaders. “Mentoring to me is having a very personal, sincere, open, honest relationship with someone that you trust,” Brothers-Bridge said. “I love to mentor others. I’ve had some really terrific mentors in my life, and I feel that is a way I can give back. “We take it seriously that we should mentor other people,” Ellspermann said. “We should encourage them, and when they step forward [in leadership roles], we should get behind them. … We need to be active in that role so that our daughters, my four daughters, won’t see politics as ‘that ugly thing.’”Ellspermann said the way for women to advance to leadership position is to not be afraid to ask for it. She said women should not lower expectations or accept lesser pay when they deserve more. “Life is too short,” Ellspermann said. “You need to be doing something where you’re making a difference, where you’re loving to get up everyday, where you’re loving to engage in what you’re doing.“As women, we try to prepare the way so that those who are out there can do whatever they want to. Whether you want to be a stay-at-home mom, or whether you want to be a Ph.D., or whether you want to be the president of a bank or whether you want to start your own business. We want all of those options out there.”Tags: LeadHER
By Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaJ. Scott Angle, dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, announced today that Steve L. Brown will be interim assistant dean of the UGA Tifton campus.Brown, a professor of entomology and UGA Cooperative Extension program coordinator, will serve in the position being vacated by David C. Bridges, who was recently named president of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.A national search will be conducted for a new assistant dean for Tifton.”Dr. Brown brings a wealth of experience to the position, having spent nearly 16 years working on the Tifton campus,” Angle said. “There are many new programs just getting under way on the campus, and I look forward to working with Dr. Brown to move each of these forward.”Brown played a key role on a team of scientists that developed practical programs and management strategies for tomato spotted wilt virus, a deadly plant disease that attacks tobacco, tomatoes, peppers, peanuts and other Georgia crops.He developed the UGA Spotted Wilt Risk Index, a planning tool that helps growers assess and lower their crop’s risk for the disease. Economic analysis shows that Georgia farmers who use the risk index can see a net return of as much as $280 per acre.Brown is also a leading expert in the Southeast for insect control in stored grains, peanuts and cottonseed. He oversees the South’s only demonstration grain treatment and storage facility, which provides hands-on training for UGA Extension county agents and growers.The UGA Tifton campus is home to the Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton Conference Center, CAES academic programs and the Rural Development Center.Brown will begin in his new role in mid-June. The search for a permanent assistant dean will begin following a review of the structural relationship between the CAES operations in Tifton, Griffin and Athens.”This review is a part of an ongoing effort to better align the administration of our college to meet the needs of our students, our researchers and the public we serve,” Angle said. “Our aim is to develop a structure that will help us run more efficiently and be more effective in meeting our mission.”
Charleston and Church won the grand prize in the University of Georgia’s 2020 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest for its savory Cheddar Rounds snacks.Warren and Jen Simmons, owners of the Atlanta company, developed the product in 2016 from a handwritten recipe by his grandmother, who was an avid hostess of friends and family at her home in Charleston, South Carolina. The couple topped the savory snack food with Georgia pecans to complete a “deliciously Southern” treat, as the package reads.The couple were among 30 finalists who gave virtual product pitches from their businesses and home kitchens to a panel of socially distant judges who sampled submitted products in Athens on Oct. 27. The final round of judging was postponed from the original judging and awards date of April 7.A signature event for UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Flavor of Georgia has launched many market-ready and established products into success, often garnering increased sales and publicity for businesses.“Contestants represent the intersection of culinary skill and entrepreneurial spirit. Both ingredients are essential to bring a new food product into the marketplace and for the overall viability of the business,” said CAES Interim Dean Joe West during the virtual awards celebration.Entries are judged on technical aspects such as flavor, texture and ingredient profile. The judge also consider consumer appeal including packaging, innovation or uniqueness, and how well the product represents the state of Georgia.The winners by category, product name, company and city are listed below.Barbecue Sauces: Strawberry Balsamic and Rosemary Barbecue Sauce, Aubs Company, DecaturBeverages: Georgia Grey Black Tea, Thistle & Sprig Tea Company, AtlantaCondiments and Salsas: Georgia Peach Balsamic Vinegar, A&A Alta Cucina Italia, Johns CreekConfections: Georgia Fried Peanut Cluster – Vanilla, Georgia Fried Peanut Company, EdisonHoney and Related Products: Wildflower Honey, White Oak Pastures, BlufftonJams and Jellies: Apple Fig Pepper Jelly, Wisham Jellies, TiftonMeats and Seafood: 920 Pork Sausage, 920 Cattle & Co., MillenMiscellaneous: Lemon Cream Cheese, Bootleg Farm, SpringfieldSauces and Seasonings: You Saucy Thing Soy Ginger Vidalia, Chinese Southern Belle, SmyrnaSnack Foods: Cheddar Rounds, Charleston and Church, AtlantaThe winners and finalists include a mix of new and returning contestants, who often come back to compete with different products or flavors. A&A Alta Cucina Italia won the grand prize and salsas, chutneys and condiments category in 2015 with Balsamico Al Mirtillo (blueberry balsamic vinegar). This is the second year winning for the Georgia Fried Peanut Company in confections — their chocolate flavor won in 2017. Bootleg Farm’s feta cheese was a finalist in 2018. White Oak Pastures began entering the contest in 2008 and was a finalist in 2016 with chorizo sausage and again in 2018 with grass-fed beecon grind; their organic pepper jelly and spicy pork snack stick were also finalists this year. Chinese Southern Belle’s My Sweet Hottie (Mild) Homestyle Sweet & Sour Sauce won the sauces category in 2013 and the Wild Wild East Asian BBQ Teriyaki Pineapple was a finalist in barbecue sauces last year. Wisham Jellies won jams and jellies previously with the Wild Mayhaw Pepper Jelly in 2016 and the people’s choice award in 2015 for its Cranberry Pepper Jelly. Aubs Company took home the people’s choice award in 2019 with its signature AubSauce barbecue sauce.All winners and finalists earn the right to have their products stamped with the Flavor of Georgia logo and the signature contest apron.Since 2007, more than 1,600 products have been submitted to Flavor of Georgia. A total of 117 products were entered this year, all of which are featured in the annual directory on the contest website.“The phrase ‘culinary delights’ takes on a whole new depth this year,” said contest coordinator Sharon P. Kane, an agricultural economist for the college. “Many people turned to food and drink for nourishment and comfort this year, and it’s more important than ever that we support these local businesses.”Food and drink manufacturing businesses represent nearly 10% of employment in Georgia’s agricultural system and is the largest manufacturing sector in the state for employment, sales and value-added products, according to Kane’s research.The contest is supported by sponsorships from the Georgia Agribusiness Council and the Georgia Department of Agriculture and its Georgia Grown marketing program, to which finalists receive a one-year membership.More information about the contest is available at www.flavorofga.com and by following the contest on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @flavorofga.
5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr An agreement between the Brookfield, Wis.-based core processor Fiserv and the San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco will enable integrated communications capabilities for financial institutions, allowing them to execute future branch strategies including virtual interaction and a universal banker model, the companies said.Fiserv said it plans to offer these hosted communications and infrastructure solutions through its portfolio of managed services, Sentry Performance Solutions. The portfolio includes network services, hosting services, network security services, hardware and software life cycle management, and unified communications services. continue reading »
Columbus Day. I can say with certainty it’s kind of a joke holiday. I lease my land from the Cochiti Tribe. My title report had a copy of Abraham Lincoln’s signature on the land deed that gave the Cochiti BACK their land. Oops, my bad, you were here first. But it has become a popular day for credit unions to take advantage of the fact that no one “celebrates” this day, it’s not patriotic, religious or really significant so while the branch is closed (because the Fed is) let’s turn this into a day of learning, celebration, recreation and of course food.I have spoken every year for at least the last ten years and this year is no exception. I was asked to kick-off the event for Central Willamette CU in Albany, Oregon. The CEO is fairly new, and they will be going through the first core conversion in over 20 years – lots of change. These days don’t just “happen” they take a lot of coordination and imagination to have a good celebration! This is one of the best All Staff Days I’ve had the privilege to be a part of. My observation of the formula that works:Food. They had breakfast ready when employees arrived and a DJ in the lunch room to “pump things up” because it’s a Monday after all. They also have BOWLS of snacks in the conference room. Sugary, salty, nutty…..chocolate. All the food groups. Lunch was catered by a local favorite. 90 minute lunch with activities. This credit union had the most amazing diversity of activities during lunch:A representative from Costco (with cookies) so employees could sign up to become members…did I mention they brought cookies?The YMCA – again to sign up memberships. Encouraging wellnessFlu shots! Their insurance covers it so why not? Investment in attendanceSilent auction. Departments pooled together their money to create theme baskets to auction off with proceeds going to their foundation that supports charities like Credit Unions for Kids. 90% off the baskets contained liquor…..very popular. They raised $1,195.00! KITTENS!!! A local animal shelter brought a litter of kittens and a rescue pup for people to cuddle, play with and yes, two were adopted. The puppy was a bonus. So raise a glass to Christopher Columbus and even though we know you did not DISCOVER America, we are happy for the day off so we can keep America’s credit unions growing and staff motivated to continue to serve our members. Balance. Their agenda was a good balance between honoring their history (they showed a Legacy member video that brought me to tears), rewarding employees, and looking to the future (that conversion….) They are converting to Corelation’s Keystone product so after the presentation of timeline for training to conversion they played Bingo for Beer – The Bingo cards had key phrases used during conversion and the winner got a case of Keystone beer. 37SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Denise Wymore Denise started her credit union career over 30 years ago as a Teller for Pacific NW Federal Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. She moved up and around the org. chart … Web: www.nacuso.org Details
“It hurts to announce that at this moment, we have mutually decided to separate,” the former reality stars wrote in their joint February statement. “Never did we imagine this scenario, but we’ve come to a point where we both need to work on ourselves. We are best friends that love and care for each other so deeply. We’ve appreciated everyone’s love and support so far throughout our journey and we just ask that you please respect our privacy as we navigate through this.”Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson Broadimage/ShutterstockNielson filed for divorce in August, and she became Instagram official with her boyfriend, Miles Bowles, the following month. The Montana native announced in a Wednesday, November 11, YouTube video that she is pregnant with their first child.- Advertisement – Poking fun. Chris Randone responded to his ex-wife Krystal Nielson’s pregnancy news on Thursday, November 12.When fellow Bachelorette alum Dylan Barbour tweeted, “Y’all getting a house is insanely difficult lol,” Randone, 32, replied, “Try a divorce.”- Advertisement – “Awwww!! Omg we are BURSTING with joy to finally share this wonderful news!!,” the Bachelor alum went on to caption her Instagram baby bump debut alongside Bowles and her dogs. “I can’t believe it. I’m going be a MOMMY!!! Thank you all for being a part of my journey. Miles, Wayne, Chucky and I cannot WAIT to share this new chapter with you!!”Before she and Randone split, the former couple exclusively talked to Us Weekly about their future family plans. “She let it be known that she’s off birth control, and I didn’t know that,” the Dominant Sales Training founder said in August 2019.Nielson chimed in at the time: “We’re going to spend the rest of the year just detoxing, putting good stuff in our body. We want to start trying for a family at the beginning of the year. So we’re just using the rest of the year to get situated get our new home [and] take our honeymoon.”Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants Barbour, 26, responded with muscle emojis, while another Twitter user added, “Omg this is the best response ever. Try getting a divorce and your ex-wife gets knocked up by her new boyfriend.”Randone replied to the tweet with a GIF of an athlete sitting on the sidelines of a game, shaking their head and shrugging while watching.The Florida native met and fell in love with Nielson, 33, on season 5 of Bachelor in Paradise. The exes got engaged on the ABC show and tied the knot in June 2019. They were married for eight months before calling it quits.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
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Topics : The prisoners burned mattresses and hung signs demanding their release from the overcrowded prison out of fears they could contract the disease.Meanwhile on Tuesday, inmates at Lurigancho prison in the north of Lima — the country’s biggest — were staging a protest demanding effective protection measures against COVID-19.”We are dying. Don’t let us die infected. We need medicine,” a banner held up by some of the prisoners read.The notoriously overcrowded Lurigancho prison was built to house 2,500 inmates but is currently believed to have more than 10,000.The INPE said in a statement it would be “inflexible towards any act of indiscipline that violates the security of the prisons and exhorts the prison population to maintain a peaceful coexistence, especially as we find ourselves in a national emergency.” Nine inmates were killed and dozens of guards wounded when rioting broke out at a prison in Lima after two inmates died from COVID-19, authorities in Peru said Tuesday.The riot broke out on Monday at the city’s Castro Castro prison. By nightfall, authorities said the situation had been brought under control, giving an initial toll of three dead before gradually revising the figure upwards to nine.”As a result of the riot, the death of nine inmates and 67 wounded was recorded,” the National Penitentiary Institute (INPE) said in a statement. It said police had been called in to help guards quell the riot, the objective of which was to “facilitate a mass breakout”.Many of the dead are believed to have suffered gunshot wounds. Police said their bodies had been taken to the city’s central morgue for examination.A total of 60 prison guards were wounded in the fighting, as well as five police officers and two inmates, the INPE said.The riot began after the death of two inmates from the coronavirus the previous day.
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 29, 2020 Los organismos estatales y locales recuerdan a los residentes de Pennsylvania el papel que desempeñan en la mitigación de la COVID-19, aconsejan cómo informar las presuntas infracciones Español, Press Release, PSA, Public Health, Public Safety En todo el estado, las empresas y los residentes de Pennsylvania están haciendo su parte para evitar la propagación de la COVID-19 y mantenerse a sí mismos, sus familias, sus clientes y sus comunidades a salvo, principalmente al usar máscaras en todos los negocios y cada vez que salen de casa. La Administración Wolf ha emitido una serie de órdenes desde marzo con el único objetivo de proteger a los habitantes de Pennsylvania de la COVID-19, que se ha cobrado más de 7,000 vidas en el estado.“Hemos tenido un enorme éxito en nuestra lucha contra la COVID-19 gracias al duro trabajo y a los sacrificios de todos los residentes de Pennsylvania”, dijo el Gobernador Tom Wolf. “Pero con el aumento reciente y continuo en los casos, debemos permanecer alerta, seguir escuchando a los profesionales de la salud y cada uno de nosotros debe hacer su parte para evitar que este virus peligroso se propague en nuestras comunidades”.La Administración Wolf ha destacado la importancia del uso de máscaras como la medida más importante para ayudar a detener la propagación de la COVID-19. Junto con el distanciamiento social, este simple acto puede proteger a las personas y a las empresas y ayudar a aumentar nuestras libertades.De acuerdo con la orden de la Secretaria de Salud, las empresas deben exigir a todos los clientes que usen máscaras mientras se encuentran en sus locales, y negar la entrada a las personas que no usan máscaras, a menos que la empresa proporcione medicamentos, insumos médicos o alimentos, en cuyo caso la empresa debe ofrecer métodos alternativos para recoger o entregar de tales artículos.Hay excepciones limitadas a la orden del uso máscaras, que incluyen a aquellos que no pueden usar una máscara debido a una afección, aquellos para quienes usar una máscara crearía una condición insegura, personas que no podrían quitarse una máscara sin ayuda, niños menores de dos años y personas que se comunican o buscan comunicarse con alguien que tiene problemas de audición o tiene otra discapacidad en la que la posibilidad de ver la boca es esencial para la comunicación.Queremos que los residentes de Pennsylvania hagan lo correcto. Todos aquellos que reclaman una excepción que no tienen, están poniendo potencialmente en riesgo la vida de las personas con quienes se encuentran. Usar una máscara es una declaración no partidista y no política que demuestra que le importan las personas con las que se encuentra y es un signo de amabilidad y respeto.Las actuales órdenes de mitigación vigentes incluyen la de Seguridad de los trabajadores, Seguridad en edificios, obligación de usar máscara y las órdenes de mitigación específicas del 15 de julio. Además de centrarse en el cumplimiento voluntario, varios organismos estatales y locales están a cargo de hacer cumplir estos importantes mandatos de salud y seguridad.Los residentes de Pennsylvania pueden contribuir al informar de manera apropiada las presuntas infracciones a estas órdenes implementadas para mantener a las personas a salvo.Las órdenes de la Secretaria de Salud se emitieron en virtud de la autoridad que le confiere la ley, y tienen la fuerza y el peso de la ley.Al igual que con todas las órdenes actuales, si se emitieran citaciones, se emitirían de conformidad con la Ley de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades de Pennsylvania de 1955, 35 P.S. § 521.20(a) y con el Código Administrativo de 1929, 71 P.S. § 1409, que son las mismas secciones estatutarias que se utilizaron para la aplicación del cierre de empresas.Definición de los estatutosLey de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades de Pennsylvania de 1955, 35 P.S. § 521.20(a): Toda persona que infrinja cualquiera de las disposiciones de esta ley o de cualquier regulación será, por cada delito, tras la condena en un procedimiento sumario ante cualquier magistrado, concejal o juez de paz en el condado donde se cometió el delito, condenada a pagar una multa de no menos de veinticinco dólares ($25) y no más de trescientos dólares ($300), junto con los costos, y ante la falta de pago de la multa y los costos, será encarcelada en la cárcel del condado por un período no mayor de treinta (30) días.Código Administrativo de 1929, 71 P.S. § 1409: Toda persona que infrinja cualquier orden o regulación del Departamento de Salud, o que se resista o interfiera con cualquier funcionario o agente del mismo en el desempeño de sus deberes de acuerdo con las regulaciones y órdenes del Departamento de Salud, tras ser declarada culpable en un procedimiento sumario ante un juez de paz, un concejal o un magistrado del condado en el que se comete la infracción o la ofensa, será condenada a pagar una multa de no menos de diez dólares ($10.00) y costos y no más de cincuenta dólares ($50.00) y costos, dicha multa deberá ser pagada al condado en el que se cometa la infracción o la ofensa. En caso de falta del pago de dicha multa y costos, el infractor será sentenciado a ser confinado en la cárcel del condado correspondiente por un período de 30 días.Fuerzas del orden públicoTodos los organismos locales de las fuerzas del orden público de Pennsylvania pueden hacer cumplir las órdenes de mitigación específicas del 15 de julio sobre la seguridad en edificios, el uso de máscaras y las medidas de seguridad y salud de los trabajadores. La Policía del Estado de Pennsylvania (PSP) ha emitido 52 advertencias relacionadas con las órdenes hasta la fecha.La Oficina de Control de Bebidas Alcohólicas de la Policía Estatal realiza cientos de controles de cumplimiento cada día en establecimientos habilitados para la venta de bebidas alcohólicas para garantizar que los licenciatarios cumplan con los requisitos de uso de máscaras, el distanciamiento social y otros requisitos, en particular, las órdenes de mitigación específicas del 15 de julio. Las actualizaciones periódicas se publican en psp.pa.gov.Junta de Control de Bebidas Alcohólicas de PennsylvaniaLa Junta de Control de Bebidas Alcohólicas de Pennsylvania ha brindado orientación a bares y restaurantes y se le notifica sobre las citaciones de la Policía del Estado de Pennsylvania. Según el nivel de infracción, la PLCB podría suspender la licencia de venta de bebidas alcohólicas de una empresa y una mayor aplicación podría poner la licencia en riesgo.Departamento de SaludEl Departamento de Salud cumple una función en la aplicación de todas las órdenes existentes para proteger la salud y la seguridad de todos los residentes de Pennsylvania.Las quejas o avisos de posibles infracciones recibidas de los residentes o del Departamento de Agricultura u otros denunciantes se examinan y envían a la autoridad correspondiente, generalmente la Policía del Estado de Pennsylvania o las fuerzas del orden público locales.Se recomienda a los trabajadores a comunicarse primero con su empleador si sienten que no están siendo protegidos correctamente en su lugar de trabajo. Si eso no produce el resultado deseado, el trabajador puede comunicarse directamente con las fuerzas del orden público locales a través de un número que no sea de emergencia, o con el Departamento de Salud y completar un formulario de queja sobre la COVID-19, disponible aquí. El departamento examina y realiza el seguimiento del formulario completo y, si corresponde, se envía a la PSP para su investigación. Si la ubicación de la empresa no está bajo la jurisdicción de la PSP, la PSP remite la queja a las fuerzas del orden público locales para su investigación.Toda persona que sienta que una empresa no cumple la orden de Seguridad del trabajador o la orden de Seguridad en edificios puede comunicarse con las autoridades locales o presentar una queja ante el departamento.Hasta la fecha, el departamento ha emitido cartas de advertencia que declaran que su plena autoridad incluye multas y cierres si no se siguen las órdenes. El departamento continúa recibiendo quejas y enviando cartas de advertencia a las empresas que no cumplen con las órdenes de mitigación.Departamento de AgriculturaEl Departamento de Agricultura de Pennsylvania hace cumplir la orden de la Secretaria de Salud en relación con los restaurantes y otros locales de venta minorista de alimentos, incluidas las prohibiciones o los límites respecto de los servicios para comer en el lugar y los requisitos del uso de máscaras mediante la emisión de advertencias y multas.Desde que se reanudaron los servicios para comer en los locales, el departamento ha recibido quejas relacionadas con el personal del restaurante que no usa máscaras según lo exigido, no cumple con el distanciamiento social y de otra manera no respeta las restricciones de salud pública para limitar la propagación de la COVID-19 de persona a persona.Cuando se reciben tales quejas, el departamento envía avisos al denunciante y a la empresa. Estas quejas también se remiten al Departamento de Salud de Pennsylvania para su cumplimiento. El Departamento de Agricultura envía inspectores para realizar el seguimiento y puede emitir advertencias y multas a los propietarios de restaurantes. Las quejas sobre inquietudes en restaurantes y locales minoristas de venta de alimentos pueden enviarse al departamento por Internet.Funcionarios localesLas fuerzas del orden público locales recibieron la guía sobre la aplicación de las diversas órdenes relativas a la COVID-19 vigentes de parte de la Policía del Estado de Pennsylvania a través de la Asociación de Jefes de Policía de Pennsylvania. Los departamentos de policía locales tienen la discreción de advertir o citar a una empresa por infringir las órdenes. Las citaciones pueden elaborarse conforme al Código Administrativo de 1929 71 P.S. § 1409 y/o la Ley de Prevención y Control de Enfermedades de 1955 35 P.S. § 521.20(a). La decisión de emitir una advertencia o una citación se toma caso por caso y se determina según las circunstancias únicas de cada encuentro.Enlaces importantesGuía y recursos sobre COVID-19Orden de seguridad del trabajadorOrden de seguridad en edificiosOrden sobre el uso de máscarasOrden de mitigación específica del 15 de julio – Gobernador WolfOrden de mitigación específica del 15 de julio – Secretaria LevinePreguntas frecuentes sobre el uso de máscarasFormulario de Internet del Departamento de Salud de Pennsylvania para presentar una queja sobre una empresa o un empleadorFormulario de Internet del Departamento de Agricultura de Pennsylvania para presentar una queja sobre un restaurante o un establecimiento minorista de alimentosView this information in English.
The €98bn asset manager F&C is to be taken over by BMO Europe, a subsidiary of the Canada-based Bank of Montreal, which intends to improve its foothold in Europe through the acquisition. On Monday, the shareholders of the Scottish asset manager voted in favour of a cash takeover for 120 pence (€1.44) a share, resulting in a total amount of £708m (€848m), F&C confirmed.According to Richard Wilson, F&C’s chief executive, BMO has emphasised that “it doesn’t expect that the deal will result in any material changes to F&C’s investment processes or investment team”. “The acquisition creates a global advantage for our clients and represents a unique opportunity in terms of products, and geographical and cultural fit of two growth-focused asset management businesses,” he said. “F&C gains the strength of BMO’s strong balance sheet and diversified business lines, and we envisage the growth, with BMO, of a successful worldwide asset management business.”Ben Kramer, executive director at F&C Netherlands, added that both companies were complementary in terms of geographic activities, clients and offered products and services.“The takeover is aimed at growth, and not primarily at cost-cutting through synergy,” he said.F&C’s activities will become embedded in the organisation of BMO Financial Group, a €384bn financial services provider active in Canada and the US.Currently, the asset management activities of BMO Europa are limited to London-based Lloyd George Asset Management and Pyrford International.The acquisition is to be completed after a court hearing scheduled for 7 May.At the end of 2013, F&C reported assets under management of €98bn, down from €114bn in 2012, and with more than 80% of its AUM stemming from European institutional clients.In other news, Standard Life Investments (SLI) has confirmed its £390m acquisition of Ignis Asset Management, as consolidation in the market continues apace.Confirmation of talks between SLI and Ignis’s parent, Phoenix Group, surfaced earlier this week.The deal, which is to be funded through parent insurer, Standard Life’s internal cash resource, will also see an arrangement between SLI and Phoenix for asset management.Through a strategic alliance with Phoenix Group, SLI will now also provide services to Phoenix’s Life Company subsidiaries, including the potential to manage future books of assets that Phoenix may acquire.The acquisition of Ignis, which has around £69bn in AUM, will achieve around £50m in cost savings after intergration, SLI said.Keith Skeoch, chief executive at SLI, said: “Continuity of investment performance and commitment to client service and relationship management remain our key priorities.“Migration and integration of Ignis will take place in a controlled manner under unified management from day one.”Chris Samuel, chief executive at Ignis, added: “SLI will inherit a strong range of products and investment capabilities and a group of talented individuals who will be an asset to the merged business.”
MovieGuide.org August 2014This year marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty. It appears that poverty won that war.Jesus said you will always have the poor with you. He also said, “For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat….to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.”In Christ’s day, Samaritans were half-breeds who were hated. To be called a Samaritan was an ethnic slur. Yet one day, Jesus told a parable where the hero was a good Samaritan. Jump forward to our day, and the term Samaritan is synonymous with a do-gooder.In 1964, LBJ initiated the War on Poverty to help millions of Americans “escape from squalor and misery and unemployment rolls where other citizens help to carry them.”It sounds good. In fact, a book written in 1968 by a prominent evangelical said: “For the Christian the ‘war on poverty’ is not a political option. It is a lifelong battle based on the mandate of Jesus Christ, who loved the poor.”In one sense, that quote is correct on the face of it. However, in the direct political sense, it is far from correct. As they say, hindsight is always 20/20. Who should help the poor? The church, the family, the individual? Yes. The government? No.Rather than alleviate poverty in America, the War on Poverty helped increase it in the long run.https://www.movieguide.org/news-articles/50-years-war-poverty.html#.U-q-D_4cSUk
Ethiopians are calling on the newly elected Ethiopia government to reduce poverty levels and create jobs as they start another five year term,EPRDF, and its allies won every single parliamentary seat in the May elections.CCTV’s Girum Chala reports.
Filipino kids play a common street game in the country. The Regional Sub-Committee for the Welfare of Children in Western Visayas recently recognized the outstanding performance of local government units in the region in the implementation of child-friendly programs and services in year 2018. PINTEREST.COM As finalists, they will compete withother LGUs in the country for the coveted PACFMC which President RodrigoDuterte will personally award to the winners in Malacañang. ILOILO City – The RegionalSub-Committee for the Welfare of Children (RSCWC) in Western Visayas recentlyrecognized the outstanding performance of local government units (LGUs) in theregion in the implementation of child-friendly programs and services in year2018. For Capiz, ranked first was Sapiantown, followed by Dumarao, Sigma, Tapaz, Roxas City, and Cuartero. The municipality of Buenavistagarnered first place in the province of Guimaras, followed by Sibunag, and SanLorenzo. The municipality of Hinoba-an capturedthe top spot for the province of Negros Occidental followed by the cities ofSilay, Victorias, Himamaylan, Bago City, San Enrique, Candoni, andPulupundan. Mayor Liecel Mondejar-Sevillecongratulated local chief executives and members of the Local Council for theProtection of Children who were conferred with the seal. The top LGUs for Antique were:Barbaza, Libertad, San Jose, Sibalom, Anini-y, Culasi, and Pandan. Leading the awardees this year are theIloilo City and the municipality of Sapian in Capiz, who were hailed asnational finalists for the Presidential Award for the Child-FriendlyMunicipalities and Cities (PACFMC) under the highly-urbanized city and 4th to6th class income municipality categories, respectively. Both LGUs garnered the highest scoresin their respective categories in the 2018 Child-Friendly Local GovernanceAudit (CFLGA) conducted by the Regional Inter-Agency Monitoring Task Force andqualified for the PACFMC. They were evaluated by the National Awards Committeelast July. For Iloilo, Anilao and Barotac Nuevotowns took first place rating, followed by Banate, Cabatuan, Passi City, SanRafael, Iloilo City, Ajuy, Bingawan, Mina, Guimbal, Lemery, Leon, Miag-ao, andSta. Barbara. A total of 129 LGUs in the region wereconferred with the seal after they passed the 2018 CFLGA. Aside from the plaque of recognition,LGU awardees also took home their Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance. Local chief executives andrepresentatives of LGU awardees received their plaque of recognition frommembers of RSCWC-6 led by Regional Director Engr. Ariel Iglesia of theDepartment of the Interior and Local Government-6 and Director III EvangelineFelecio of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-6 during theRegional Awarding and Conferment of the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governanceheld in this city. A former member of the SangguniangPanlalawigan of Iloilo, Seville enacted the Code of Parental Responsibilitythat strengthened parental responsibility over children where parents will bepenalized for the offenses committed by their children.(With a report from PIA/PN) For Aklan province, the top performingLGUs were: Malinao, Banga, Ibajay, Buruanga, New Washington, Madalag, Makato,Tangalan, Batan, and Malay. “But more than the awards, and theincentives, we cherish the honor of being able to lead a municipality/city thathas keen regard for children. We are happy about having made sure our childrenare safe within the bounds of our localities,” said Seville. Also cited during the event were thetop five outstanding LGUs in each of the six provinces in the region asindicated in the result of the 2018 CFLGA.
Indiana State Police divers demonstrate the proper way to exit a vehicle that has crashed into the water.With another inch to half inch of rain expected Friday, flooding continues to be a threat to local commuters.Officials in Franklin County say many local roads are flooded in certain areas including St. Mary’s Road west of Levee Road which is closed. Other counties in the region have reported water covered roads.Area drivers are encouraged to review safety tips courtesy of the Indiana State Police:•Always carry a cell phone and charger.•Pay attention to local media reports and heed warnings issued by the National Weather Service.•Never drive around barricades at water crossings.•Be especially careful at night and early morning as it can be difficult to see water and it’s depth across the roadway.•Reduce your speed in rain and NEVER enter flowing water. Driving through water creates less tire contact with the road surface (hydroplaning) and increases your chance of crashing.•Driving through water affects your brakes reducing their effectiveness until they dry out.•If you end up in water, immediately abandon your vehicle, exit through a window and climb on top of your car. Call 9-1-1 from there and wait for help to arrive. Ride the top like a boat, as vehicles will often float for several minutes.•Be aware that road erosion can occur anytime there is running or standing water on a roadway.•Remember it only takes six inches of water to reach the bottoms of most car doors and one foot of water to float most vehicles.If you find yourself stranded in water, act fast. Get yourself and everyone in your vehicle out of their seatbelt and out a window onto the roof of the car.Remember; call 9-1-1 after you reach the top of your vehicle. Indiana State Police divers advise to only swim for it if you absolutely have to, and don’t swim against the current.Make sure you’re a survivor, not a victim.
Congratulations to former Batesville Track State Champion and Notre Dame junior Chris Giesting on being named the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference’s Outdoor Scholar Athlete of the Year.Giesting Named 2014 ACC Outdoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year – UNDCourtesy of Batesville Basketball Coach Aaron Garrett and www.und.com.
Paul David Gilb, 69, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016.Paul was born February 26, 1947 in Batesville, Indiana to William and Juliana Gilb.Paul had the distinction of being the first baby that Dr. Leslie Baker delivered. He attended St. John Lutheran School and was also confirmed in the faith. He was a 1966 graduate of Aurora High School. Paul enlisted and served in the US Navy aboard the USS Rankin, (proudly discharged). In 1967 Paul married the love of his life, Betty Sue Gulley Gilb. Three sons were born of this union, David “Scott” Gilb, Christopher Lee (Candy) Gilb and Ryan Benjamin “Ben” Gilb. He has 3 grandsons, Cory Scott Gilb, Alexander Lee “Zander” Gilb and Gavin Zackary Gilb, as well as one great grandson, Carson Michael Paul Gilb. Paul also loved his 1935 Husdon Terraplane “Terra” and his 2 pugs, Mac & Molly.Paul worked at Kroger’s during high school and then had a career at CG&E (Duke Energy) where he retired from in 2001 as an I&C Supervisor. After his retirement, Paul proudly started his own company, Paul & Sons Trucking, Inc. VSRA was a big part of Paul’s life as well as all the friends. Paul was also very proud to be the VSRA Ind. Rep. There are so many friends Paul made; he loved his brothers and sisters, Pat, Paula, Prill and Philip; Paula Kay was his stem cell donor, we are forever humbled by her donation. They were with us every step, much love to all, Sue, Scott, Chris and Ben.Friends will be received Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held Monday at 11:00 am at the St. John Lutheran Church, 220 Mechanic Street, Aurora, IN. 47001.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the PAWS or Hope Lodge in Cincinnati (Cancer). If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
Jennings County, In. — Police in Jennings County say a 58-year-old male was found dead living in a tent near State Road 750 and County Road 400 West Thursday. Reports indicate the individual had been living outside for about one year.Officials say anyone with knowledge of someone living without electricity, or in the elements should contact authorities or a relief organization.
Latest Posts Bio BANGOR — At the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Riley Swanson scored all of his 11 points in the second half to pace Mount Desert Island to a 53-43 victory over John Bapst on Tuesday.MDI improved its record to 5-12.Alex Mooney led John Bapst (0-15) with 12 points.Sumner 68, Jonesport-Beals 42This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAt Sullivan, Sam Smith and Issac Christansen led a balanced scoring attack with 16 and 15 points to carry Sumner to victory over Jonesport-Beals on Thursday.Jordan Bernier added 10 points for Sumner (7-10), and Tyler Bunker had nine.For Jonesport-Beals (1-14), Austin Grant led the Royals with 15 points.GSA 60, MDI 54At Bar Harbor, Kelsey Allen led all scorers with 24 points to carry George Stevens Academy past MDI for the win on Thursday.Taylor Schildroth contributed 12 points for GSA, which improved its record to 12-3.Graham Good led MDI with 14 points, and Aaron Snurkowski had 13.Bucksport 53, John Bapst 35At Bucksport, Asher Bowden scored 17 points to lead the Golden Bucks by John Bapst on Thursday.Kyle Jackson chipped in with 11 points for Bucksport, which improved its record to 7-9.Alex Mooney paced John Bapst with 14 points. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016
PLENTY action is anticipated as the Trophy Stall Doubles Table Tennis Championship finals continue today. Guyana’s top three tennis players Heimraj Resaul, Afruica Gentle and Anthony Downes have all reached the finals of their categories in what is being dubbed the leading doubles tournament of the year.In the Ladies’ Open Doubles semi-finals the budding Afruica Gentle with partner Cristy Campbell easily defeated Shawna Gentle and Fiona Bushell 6-1, 6-1 while Alana Chung and partner Margaret Subryan went down to Shelly Daly-Ramdyhan and Nicola Ramdyhan 6-0, 6-3.In the Mixed Open Doubles quarterfinals J. Kalekyezi and A. Chung knocked off the pair of Philbert Clarke and Diana Bharat 6-1, 6-3 to reach their first semi-finals, but succumbed to the overwhelming power of the Anthony Downes and Afruica Gentle 6-1, 6-2.The pair of Heimraj Resaul and Kalyca Fraser defeated the young powerhouse of Mark McDonald and Nicola Ramdyhan 6-1 7-5.In the Men’s Open Doubles semifinals Heimraj Resaul and Jordan Beaton dashed the hopes of Oswin Coggins and Stephen Bailey by taking them down 6-0, 6-2 while Anthony Downes and partner Jason Andrews defeated Mark McDonald and Ronald Murray 6-4, 6-4 in what was their toughest encounter of the tournament.The Ladies’ Doubles finals will be played at the National Racquet Centre today from 12:00hrs, with the Men’s Doubles finals and Closing Ceremony to follow.The public is invited to give these athletes support by turning out to witness Guyana’s best doubles players vie for the top championship titles.
As the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team enters their final two games of the regular season, the team prepares to say goodbye to five seniors.In these five veterans lie two dynamic players who have played pivotal roles in the Badgers’ success throughout their entire careers at UW. Seniors Rose Lavelle and Micaela Powers both committed to Wisconsin back in 2011. Now, as the 2016 season nears its end, the two midfielders from the Cincinnati area reflect upon their long career with Wisconsin.“It’s sad to see it winding down,” Lavelle said. “It’s gone by so fast, but at the same time we still have some business to take care of so I have to stay focused on what we want to accomplish.”Powers is trying not to acknowledge that these are her last few games in a Wisconsin uniform, and instead go about her business as if it were any other game.“I don’t really look at it like it’s coming down to the wire,” Powers said. “I’m just trying to enjoy the whole process and take it one game at a time.”Throughout their careers at Wisconsin, Lavelle and Powers have combined to help the Badgers maintain a winning record since 2013. Lavelle has notched 19 goals in her Badger career while Powers is having her best season to date offensively in 2016 by tallying four goals.Women’s soccer: Badgers face tough challenge ahead with three-game road stretchFresh off a senior day victory, the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team heads to the Wolverine State to face University Read…During their sophomore years, they assisted the Badgers to recording their winningest season in school history. In 2014, Wisconsin finished (19-3-2, 9-2-2 Big Ten) and won the Big Ten Tournament Championship. This year-long performance earned the Badgers an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, where they lost a heartbreaker in the second round to University of Central Florida.In that stellar year, Lavelle gathered three goals while Powers collected her first career goal as a Badger. Powers’ goal came in the final game against UCF as a late score, in which Lavelle sent a corner kick that Powers headed into the back post.Lavelle and Powers were also a part of the 2015 Big Ten regular season champion team that featured an eight-game winning streak even after a 3-4-4 overall start to the year.Just this preseason, Lavelle added yet another accomplishment to her résumé after Top Draw Soccer named her the No. 1 collegiate women’s soccer player in the country.With everything that has occurred in the last four years, highs and lows alike, the teammates still remember the feeling of stepping out on the field wearing a Wisconsin uniform for the first time more than three years ago.“It was so cool,” Lavelle said. “I feel the same way every time I get to put it on. To represent such a great university and to do it with my best friends and such a great coaching staff has been fun.”In their final act, Lavelle and Powers lead the Badgers to their last two regular season games with a record of 7-4-6. This is an impressive total considering this year’s Badgers team lost seven starters from the previous season’s lineup.As the two look to life after UW soccer, Lavelle hopes to play professionally and plans to enter the National Women’s Soccer League draft, while Powers is not quite finished with her time as a student at UW and will finish another year of school before graduation.Moving on brings both excitement and nervousness, but also brings along a feeling of sadness. Powers, after four years playing soccer at Wisconsin and many more before college, knows she will miss the sport’s sense of camaraderie the most.“Definitely the sense of family,” Powers said. “As you get older, you realize that the sport isn’t what you’re really going to miss, but it’s the competitive edge you get when you’re playing with people you care about and that you consider family.”Lavelle and Powers will play at the McClimon Track/Soccer complex for the last time Oct. 26 against the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights. Game time is at 7 p.m. and full coverage will be provided on BTN PLUS.
Published on April 29, 2018 at 7:40 pm Contact David: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Toni Martin is tall. At 6-foot, she ranks behind only Faith Cain (6-foot-1) as the tallest player on Syracuse’s roster. It hasn’t always helped her at the plate. As a freshman, Martin’s long swing resulted in missing high-velocity pitches, and she finished the year with 14 hits in 55 at-bats. She needed to improve the timing of her swing, Syracuse head coach Mike Bosch said. In the months prior to this season, SU’s coaching staff helped Martin restructure her batting stance to make timing her swing easier. “Since I’m really tall, I have these long limbs, it takes a lot for my body to get through the zone and my swing to be nice and short,” Martin said. “My swing would be really long, and I’d be late on the ball a lot.” Martin has used her revamped batting stance ever since, which has led to doubling her plate appearances and hits from last season. The sophomore’s improved timing has given Syracuse (28-19, 9-12 Atlantic Coast) another consistent hitting threat, something she rarely embodied during her freshman campaign. While Martin’s numbers at the plate still don’t pop out on a stat sheet, her newfound comfort at the plate and confidence in her swing has raised her ceiling significantly. “I immediately started hitting better,” Martin said. “I feel much better at the plate.” AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe stance, while effective, is unorthodox. Once Martin steps in the batter’s box and sets her feet, she positions her bat normally, over her right shoulder. As soon as the pitcher puts the ball in her glove and begins her windup, Martin fakes a bunt. A split second before the pitcher releases the ball, Martin repositions her bat over her shoulder before swinging or taking the pitch. The stance forces Martin to shorten her swing, which has led to better results. This season, Martin boasts a .280 batting average along with five doubles, three triples and a home run. Last season, Martin recorded a .255 batting average and just three extra-base hits. The swing-shortening tactic, while not used by other SU players, is common in college softball to help hitters like Martin, Bosch said. “Look at her results. She’s increased her average since last year and had more success,” Bosch said. “She’s not alone, this is not a Syracuse-only thing. If you turn on ESPN, ESPNU, Big Ten or SEC Network, you’ll see a number of other teams using this approach.” To get comfortable using the stance by the start of the regular season, Martin worked in practice to perfect the execution of each step. Early in the season, there were a couple instances when Martin wasn’t prepared to swing because she didn’t pull the bat back quickly enough, she said. With experience, though, Martin’s technical mistakes have diminished and production has gone up. Kevin Camelo | Digital Design EditorMartin’s increase in production has given Bosch more freedom to move her around in SU’s batting order. When Sammy Fernandez’s injury kept her out against Niagara on April 18, Martin batted second and Alicia Hansen moved to the lead-off position. In all three games of the North Carolina State series the next weekend, Martin batted ninth. Last season, Martin’s lack of production at the plate limited her playing time, and she started less than half of the Orange’s 50 games. Now, the sophomore is a regular starter and has become an expected contributor at the plate. “I’ve tried it before in practice, it doesn’t work for me,” Hansen said about Martin’s stance. “It works for her, I’ve seen so much improvement from (Martin). Her changing her approach and stance has done a lot.” Comments
The Green Bay Packers beat the Minnesota Vikings 23-10 to secure their 10th National Football Conference – Northern Division (NFC North). With one game remaining in the regular season, the Packers secured their first division title since 2016 and made sure they celebrated the win in some style. Written By Last Updated: 24th December, 2019 19:35 IST Packers Go Wild In The Dressing Room After Clinching NFC North Division Title Green Bay Packers clinched the NFC North division title with their win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. They are 12-3 up in the division table. Also Read | Patriots Star Tom Brady Reveals Why He Has BANNED His Father From Speaking To MediaWatch: Packers vs Vikings highlights COMMENT First Published: 24th December, 2019 19:35 IST Also Read | Former Green Bay Packers Coach Mike McCarthy Eyes NFL Return In 2020Packers: On the pitch celebration 23 carries, 154 yards, 2 TDs.Hear from @Showtyme_33 after his big performance in Monday’s win over the Vikings.#GBvsMIN | #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/9QZ3FL4m2u— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 24, 2019 Green Bay Packers came on top at the U.S Bank Stadium after Minnesota Vikings failed to make a mark on the scoreboard in the final two quarters of the game. Aaron Jones starred for the Packers with 2 touchdowns and 154 completed yards. With the win, Packers have won their last four games in a row as they secured the division title in a dominant fashion. Victory sombrero for @Showtyme_33! #GoPackGo (via @ESPNNFL) pic.twitter.com/nmjcqEziwX— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 24, 2019 Sujay Chakraborty SUBSCRIBE TO US NFC NORTH CHAMPS!With today’s win, the @packers have secured the division title! pic.twitter.com/DJEnDIvCg6— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) December 24, 2019 Champions of the NFC North! 👑#ThePackIsBack | #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/KacKFnABf8— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 24, 2019 LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Also Read | NFL Playoffs: AFC, NFC Standings After Week 15 That Witnessed Multiple Records Being MadeThe Green Bay Packers aren’t done for the season. They will face the Detroit Lions on Sunday, December 29 to finish the regular season before will be battling it out with the likes of the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC title.Also Read | Bobby Wagner Issues Rallying Cry To Seattle Seahawks Fans After Win Against Vikings While the gruelling playoffs await the Packers, the team ensured they celebrated their division title win in some eccentric fashion. Securing the title with a game remaining is a fine Christmas present for Packers’ supporters. Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur gave an inspiring speech to the squad in the dressing room before celebrating with the team after Monday night’s (Tuesday morning IST) division-clinching victory over the Vikings. During the post-game conference, LaFleur expressed his delight with the Packers’ dominating campaign where they won 12 games and lost just three. FOLLOW US
KCCA FC XI: Benjamin Ochan, Habib Kavuma, Timothy Awany, Tom Masiko, Derrick Nsibambi, Paul Musamali, Denis Okot, Geoffrey Sserunkuma, Isaac Kirabira, Denis Rukundo, Allan Okello (68′ Paul Mucureezi)Club Africain XI: Farouk Ben Mustapha, Bilel Halifa, Ahmed Khelil (69′ Wisen Ben Yahya), Nader Ghendri, Ali AbdI (57′ Oussama Garradi) Mokhtar Belkhither, Slimen Kchouk, Ibrahim Chenihi, Ghazi Ayadi, Jaziri Fakherddine, Seif Touka, Saber KhalifaGroup AAt KampalaKampala Capital City Authority (UGA) 2 (Nsibambi 45, Masiko 63) Club Africain (TUN) 1 (Belkhiter 20)WednesdayAt Port Harcourt, NigeriaRivers Utd (NGR) v FUS Rabat (MAR) (1500 GMT) P W D L F A PtsFUS 1 1 0 0 3 0 3Africain 2 1 0 1 4 3 3KCCA 2 1 0 1 2 4 3Rivers 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 *********MATCH PREVIEW GOOAAAL: Masiko celebrates the winner. ALL PHOTOS KCCA MEDIAResult:KCCA 2 Club Africain 1WednesdayRivers Utd (Nigeria) vs FUS Rabat (Morocco)KCCA showed they will have a big say in Group A of the CAF Confederaton Cup Tuesday by rallying from a goal down to shoot down giants Club Africain of Tunisia at Lugogo.Derrick Nsibambi put the Kampala side level on the stroke of halftime, before Tom Masiko produced some second half magic to secure the lead, and win.Mokhtar Belkhither had given the former African champions the lead early in the game at the Philip Omondi Stadium.The result gave Mike Mutebi’s KCCA FC their first points of the group, and put them level with Club Africain and FUS Rabat who all have a win each. This is the first time any Ugandan club is competing at the group stages.KCCA, newly crowned Ugandan champions, return to continental action on match-day 3, June 2-4 when they take on the Nigerian side Rivers, as FUS battles Africain.Impressive home form in Africa gives Nigerian club Rivers United hope of getting off the bottom of the table. The Port Harcourt outfit host Group A pacesetters FUS Rabat of Morocco Wednesday in a must-win match for the west Africans. Home form gives Nigerian club hope as KCCA seek first group stage pointsJohannesburg, South Africa | Impressive home form in Africa gives Nigerian club Rivers United and Uganda’s KCCA FC hope of getting back on track this week in the CAF Confederation Cup.The Port Harcourt outfit host Group A pacesetters FUS Rabat of Morocco Wednesday in a must-win match for the west Africans.United, a 2015 merger between Snarks and former Confederation Cup runners-up Dolphins, scored nine unanswered goals in three home CAF matches this year.They struck four against Real Bamako of Mali and three against Al Merrikh of Sudan in Champions League qualifiers.Demoted to the second-tier Confederation Cup, Rivers maintained a perfect home record with a 2-0 play-off victory over Rayon Sport of Rwanda.Surprise 2010 Confederation Cup winners FUS are likely to be more stubborn defensively than the other three African visitors to Port Harcourt.But Rivers captain and defender Festus Austine believes his side will not only beat the Moroccans, but go on to lift the trophy.“Our aim is to become the first Nigerian winners of the Confederation Cup,” he told reporters. “We are good enough to achieve that goal.”Austine and fellow defender Ifeanyi Nweke watched a 3-1 group-opening loss at Club Africain of Tunisia from a stand this month due to suspensions.Some of the wounds suffered by Rivers in the match were self-inflicted with Togolese Joseph Douhadji conceding an own-goal and Emeka Ogbugh blazing a penalty over the crossbar.“Those mistakes are history,” stressed Austine. “All we are thinking about is how to defeat FUS and get back into contention for first place.”Dreaded Club AfricainIn the same group, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), the first Ugandan qualifiers for a CAF club group stage, will be seeking their first three points.Beaten 3-0 at FUS, KCCA hope for goals from leading scorer Geoffrey Sserenkuma when they host Club Africain.Club Africain are better known in East Africa for their 7-3 aggregate (6-2, 1-1) humiliation of then Ugandan giants SC Villa in the two-leg final of the the 1991 African Club Championships.Like FUS, title-holders TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo, CS Sfaxien of Tunisia and Zesco United of Zambia are seeded to win groups.Record three-time Confederation Cup winners Sfaxien cannot have been happy with a 1-0 Group B win at home to outsiders Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland.They face what is likely to be a tougher task Tuesday away to Mouloudia Alger of Algeria, who began with a 1-1 draw at Platinum Stars of South Africa.Boosted by the return from Angola of former star Tresor Mputu, Mazembe tackle Horoya in Guinea having opened with a 2-0 Group D win over Mounana of Gabon.Now 31, Mputu achieved a remarkable feat in 2007 by finishing leading scorer in the Champions League and Confederation Cup.Group C favourites Zesco take a multi-national squad including Kenyans David Owino and Jesse Were to Al Hilal Obeid of Sudan.Share on: WhatsApp
This passage of play suggested Chelsea were beginning to assert themselves but Palace’s belief had clearly been strengthened by their victory at champions Manchester City eight days previously.The home side appeared happy to concede territory in the hope of hitting Chelsea on the break and it was little surprise the game remained locked in stalemate at half-time.It did not take long, however, for Sarri’s side to breach the Palace defence at the start of the second half with Luiz injecting the moment of creativity needed to find a way through.The centre-back was allowed time to pick his pass and his perfectly weighted chip fell into the path of Kante who had made a positive run towards the penalty spot.The France international controlled the ball on his chest before hitting a left-foot shot that flew wide of Guaita’s dive.Having dominated long periods of the game before the goal, Chelsea assumed total control after Kante’s opening goal.Guaita was called to save yet again from Willian after the Brazilian was set up by a clever Hazard backheel before Giroud saw his second effort of the game ruled out for offside.Wickham’s 89th-minute chance gave Sarri’s side a late scare but this was a comfortable Chelsea win. London, United Kingdom | AFP | N’Golo Kante showed signs he is growing into his more advanced midfield role with a composed finish that gave Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday.Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has been criticised for moving Kante out of his more familiar position in front of the back four, with Jorginho filling the holding role.As a result, Kante’s effectiveness this season has been questioned, but the former Leicester City man impressed as he struck the 51st minute match-winner that helped the Blues tighten their grip on fourth by opening up a five-point gap to Arsenal.Kante followed a perfectly timed run to meet David Luiz’s chipped pass with a clinical finish to cap a dominant display by Sarri’s side against London rivals Palace.Chelsea’s failure to add to Kante’s third league goal of the season will have given Sarri some concern, though, and would have proved costly had Palace substitute Connor Wickham not skied a late chance over the bar.The Italian manager reshaped his forward line by including Olivier Giroud as the central striker — a decision that handed Alvaro Morata another reminder of his place in the strikers’ pecking order at Stamford Bridge.The Spaniard was among the substitutes, while Giroud’s inclusion freed Eden Hazard from his recent duties as a false nine, allowing the Belgium international to return to his more familiar position on the left of the front three.But despite dominating, particularly in the second half, Chelsea’s chances remained limited.– Hazard warning –Hazard quickly made the most of his freedom to drift in from the flank, testing the Palace defence with a number of runs from deep.The Belgian’s 34th-minute run towards the home penalty area drew a foul from Cheikhou Kouyate and led to the game’s first real opportunity.Willian’s curling free-kick from 25 yards took a deflection off the defensive wall before clipping the outside of Vicente Guaita’s right-hand post.The Palace goalkeeper did well to punch the resulting corner clear, but Willian almost caught the Spaniard out with a fierce low shot from distance. Share on: WhatsApp
Look no further than a dozen committee members and an army of volunteers for a successful 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships at the Nelson Curling Club.The championships are in full swing, giving locals the perfect opportunity to see World Class Curling at the Nelson Curling Club. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the 2016 BC Men’s Curl Committee with Team of the Week honours.The committee includes,Icemaker Al May, committee chair person Brent Pihowich, Barry Marsh, Garry Meadows, Ron Garner, Nando Salviulo, Cathy McLeod, Brenda Bax, Vivian Benedetti, Marlo Tedesco and Karen McGinnis.
SANTA ANITA CANCELS THURSDAY’S EIGHT-RACE CARD AS ARCADIA AREA CONTINUES TO BE HIT WITH HEAVY RAINFALL, LOCAL FLOODINGSANTA ANITA OPEN WITH FREE ADMISSION & PARKING FOR SIMULCAST WAGERINGARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2019)–Due to heavy overnight rains and a 100 percent likelihood of continued wet weather, Santa Anita Park has cancelled Thursday’s eight-race card, which was scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m.According to Santa Anita Track Superintendent Andy LaRocco, Santa Anita has taken on 3 ½ inches of rain since Monday, and the National Weather Service is predicting an additional two inches of precipitation into this afternoon.Additionally, flash flood warnings have been issued in the local mountains and widespread flooding has been reported this morning throughout Southern California.Horsemen are advised that Santa Anita will make every effort to bring back those races that were cancelled today in the immediate future.Santa Anita will remain open on Thursday for simulcast wagering in the Grandstand Paddock Room with free parking and admission. Gates open at 10 a.m.As the most recent storm is predicted to move out of the area later this afternoon, live racing will resume as originally scheduled on Friday, with first post time for an eight-race card at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
2015-2016VardyMahrezVardyLeicester A footballer from Manchester City It has reopened the ‘melon’ of the controversial award ceremony in England. “Three years ago we won the league, Liverpool was 30 points behind and De Bruyne had an amazing season. However, Salah scored many goals and they gave him the best player award, and I’m not saying I’m a bad footballer, “said the player in an Instagram live for Bleacher Report. 2011-2012KompanyVan persieVan persieManchester City The award, to which Bernando Silva refers, It is the one granted in the 2017-2018 campaign in which the citizen conquered the Premier with ease. Liverpool player Salah was awarded as the best of the year both among his teammates, as well as for the press and for the Premier herself. “Some clubs have more power and more reach with the media and organizations than others”, I continue the Portuguese. And it is that previous years the winning team of the championship used to ‘have’ the best player of the year. It happened, for example, with Kanté (2016-2017), Vardy (2015-2016) or Hazard (2014-2015). 2016-2017KantéKantéKantéChelsea 2013-2014Luis SuarezLuis SuarezLuis SuarezManchester City 2009-2010RooneyRooneyRooneyChelsea 2012-2013BaleBaleBaleManchester United “I think several players deserve to be more recognized than they are now. For example Fernandinho or even Raheem Sterling since the last season “, followed the Portuguese in the direct of Bleacher Report. And it is that the assignment of Van Dijk, as the best footballer for the Premier, chose a lot among the City squad. They considered it the drop that filled the glass from the none to their players. The Dutch center-back from Liverpool was the best for two of the three awards (Premier and the footballers themselves). Meanwhile, the press gave the award to Sterling. “Raheem was in a fight with Virgil van Dijk, who also won the award. This season, De Bruyne once again shows incredible things. But because Liverpool is almost champion, the Best Player of the Year award will probably go to them again“Bernando Silva complained bitterly. 2017-2018SalahSalahSalahManchester City SeasonBarclays-Premier AwardPFA (players)FWA (press)League Champion 2014-2015HazardHazardHazardChelsea 2018-2019Van dijkVan dijkSterlingManchester City 2010-2011VidicBaleScott ParkerManchester United These accusations already come from far away. You have to go back to the 2011-2012 campaign to find a member of the City squad as the best player in the Premier: Vincent Kompany. And that citizen have conquered the Premier in 2012, 2014, 2018 and 2019. It was already seen in the documentary series of the City for Netflix: ‘All or Nothing: Manchester City’, that during several chapters you could see how the footballers of the English club asked for an MVP for Kevin de Bruyne, who has not arrived. “David Silva and Sergio Agüero were never elected, reason why I believe that the individual prizes are only for the photo “, complains the ex of Benfica and Monaco. And that Liverpool has had four winners since the Premier emerged and has not won the title: Owen (1998); Luis Suárez (2014) and the aforementioned, Salah (2018) and Van Dijk (2019).Premier Player of the Year All the players say they don’t think about individual prizes but they lie. Prizes are always viewed with suspicion by others, even if it is a team sport. And in England it is not outside those canons. In the Premier Three annual prizes are awarded to the best player of the season. One carried by the players themselves (PFA); another granted by the Premier and its sponsor Barclays and the last one, the one chosen from the sports press (FWA). Three awards that have always been much discussed and do not just satisfy everyone, especially City. When the competition can resume, Liverpool only have six points left to be champion. And it is difficult for any player red do not take the prizes, as Bernando Silva says. At the moment, Vardy (Leicester) is the top scorer, followed by Aubameyang (Arsenal) and Omen (City). And the maximum assistant is From Bruyne (City) Maybe it’s the turn of Mané or Alisson . A mess is brewing.
In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Earlier in March, Djokovic dropped his opener at Indian Wells, where he has won five titles, to Taro Daniel, a qualifier ranked outside the top 100.Before that, Djokovic lost in the fourth round at the Australian Open.“Novak remains focused and eager to come back stronger and more resilient from (the) long injury break that has affected his confidence and game,” the website posting says. “He is continuously and passionately looking for new and different ways to regain winning form.”He began working with eight-time major champion Agassi on a part-time basis before last year’s French Open in May. He added Stepanek, who just retired as a player, to his team at the end of November.Djokovic stopped working with Boris Becker in December 2016, then fired longtime coach Marian Vajda shortly before bringing aboard Agassi.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 file photo, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic coaches Radek Stepanek, right, and Andre Agassi, left, watch Djokovic play United States’ Donald Young in their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Novak Djokovic announced on Wednesday April 4, 2018, he has dismissed his coaching team Andre Agassi and Radek Stepanek. It comes after two straight first round defeats at Indian Wells and the Miami Open following a recovery from a long term elbow injury. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, file)Novak Djokovic is done working with Andre Agassi and Radek Stepanek after the latest in a series of coaching changes for the 12-time major champion who has gone nearly two full years without winning a Grand Slam title.Djokovic announced Wednesday on his website that he has split from Agassi after less than a year and from Stepanek after less than six months.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 30-year-old Serb has lost his past three matches.“The private relationship with Stepanek was and will remain great, and Novak has enjoyed working with him and learning from him,” the posting on the website says. “He remains grateful and appreciative of all the support he has received from Radek during the last period.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe only mention of Agassi comes in the final sentence, which reads simply: “The cooperation between Novak and Andre Agassi has also ended.”Djokovic has struggled on the court this season as he deals with a right elbow problem that just won’t seem to go away, even though he took the second half of last year off and then had a medical procedure in February. His latest setback was a straight-set loss in his opening match last month at the Miami Open, a tournament he has won six times. MOST READ All of this followed the most successful stretch of Djokovic’s career, which included a run of four consecutive Grand Slam titles that concluded at the French Open in June 2016. That made him the first man in nearly a half-century to hold all four major trophies at the same time, as well as the eighth man in tennis history with a career Grand Slam.It also capped a span in which Djokovic reached the finals at 10 of 12 majors, winning six. His total of 12 such titles trails only Roger Federer (20), Rafael Nadal (16) and Pete Sampras (14). He also has finished four years at No. 1 in the ATP rankings.But over the past seven Grand Slam tournaments, Djokovic has zero titles and one runner-up finish. He is ranked 13th this week.The next major, the French Open, begins in Paris on May 27.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Victolero still optimistic as Magnolia defense slows down San Miguel in Game 4 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments
Cellcom GSM, the official sponsor of the national football team, honored its promise when ten winners of its raffle draw were awarded prizes yesterday that will enable them to travel to Abidjan for the return leg match between Liberia and La Cote d’Ivoire on November 17.Presenting their packages to the ten winners, Cellcom GSM Communications Strategist, Dr. Kimmie Weeks reminded Liberians of the company’s reputation in honoring its sponsorship of Liberian football, including the national soccer team.“This is a period of great excitement,” Dr. Weeks said, “for Liberians to throng the Antoinette Tubman Stadium to cheer their national team against The Elephants.”He said the raffle draw was meant to provide at least ten Liberians to travel to the next venue of the second leg match and offer moral support to the team.“This is something that only Cellcom can make it happen,” Dr. Weeks said, to a round of applause.Contributing, national team coach James Salinsa Debbah commended Cellcom for its invaluable contribution towards the national cause and said Cellcom’s partnership with the development of Liberian football is commendable.He assured Liberians that today’s game against La Cote d’Ivoire with all seriousness to ensure that victory is certain and to make Liberians rejoice.Anthony Laffor said, “On behalf of my colleagues, we want to assure Liberians that we are prepared for the job to make Liberians happy.” He appealed to Liberians to come to the game in their numbers with the single purpose of cheering the team to victory.Hat-trick scorer William Jebor promised to play above himself to change the soccer history between the two countries.“They may think we are nothing,” Jebor said, “but I can assure them that this is Liberia’s time to win and make our people smile.”Jebor, who scored three goals against Guinea Bissau in Bissau to qualify Liberia to meet with La Cote d’Ivoire credited God for past successes, and promised to secure goals to make the return leg on November 17, a mere formality.In remarks, four of the winners heaped praises on Cellcom GSM for being number in mobile evolution in the country.“When I got the call that I had won,” said a young man who traveled from Grand Gedeh County to receive his prize, “I thought it was not true but I was convinced by the caller that I am a winner.”He added that afterwards, his friends made four cars available to bring him to the program yesterday.The winner between Liberia and La Cote d’Ivoire in the two-legs will move on to play in the group stage in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Investigations conducted in the deaths of two children whose bodies were discovered on December 2 in the VOA Community on Robertsfield Highway was due to suffocation (asphyxiation), due to the lack of oxygen in the vehicle they were found, the Liberia National Police said in a statement yesterday in Monrovia.Inspector General Chris Massaquoi said the investigation further concluded that the vehicle in which the bodies of the children were found had its window glasses sealed up.Director Massaquoi clarified that contrary to media reports and pronouncements being made being made about the death of the two children, preliminary examination found that all the body parts f the two children are intact and that the bodies have so far shown no signs of being ‘brutally murdered,’ as it has been rumored.He said the vehicle in which the bodies of the two children were found had the inside locks and openers damaged or absent.Director Massaquoi said on Wednesday December 2, the Liberia National Police received information of the discovery of the bodies of two children, Rubben Paye, aged 7, and Alvin Moses, aged 4, whose whereabouts could not be established by the parents at about 3p.m. Both children had earlier returned home from school about 10:00 hrs and were in the yard of the parents.“Subsequently, a report was made by Victor Moses, father and guardian of both children to the police at Zone 8 Police station located in the ELWA Community at about 19:00 hrs,” he said.The following morning of 2nd December, the bodies of the children were discovered dead in an abandoned black Toyota Avalon vehicle located on the premises of the next door neighbor Mr. Henry O. Nnadi, a Nigerian national. “Upon the discovery of the bodies of the two children, Rubben Paye, and Alvin Moses, a mob action followed which resulted to the burning down and looting of the home of Mr. Nandi on whose premises the bodies were found along with four other vehicles that were burnt and/or damaged.He said following police investigation of the incident it was established that the death of the two children is accidental and that the police does not have evidence to link Mr. Henry O. Nnadi to their death.Meanwhile, the Police, in consultation with the coroner of Montserrado County, have been informed that the result of the coroner’s inquest also showed that the deaths of the children were accidental and/or not suspicious, the statement said.Director Massaquoi said, due to the mob action that led to the burning of Mr. Nnadi’s house and destruction of his properties eight suspects, including Raymond Brown, Stephen Wilson, Dubon Logan, Augustine Gbarpue, Emmanuel Diggs, Eric Karty, Lassana Kannah and Michael Horace have been charged and awaiting court prosecution.Victoria Zayzay’s Death in Police custodyDirector Massaquoi said a Ghanaian pathologist, contracted by the Liberian government has completed an autopsy on the body of Victoria Zayzay and are awaiting the findings from the Ministry of Justice.He said the findings will establish the cause(s) of Ms. Zayzay’s death and he assured the general public that the LNP attaches serious concern to this matter and a comprehensive investigation is ongoing, pending the outcome of the autopsy report.He said Victoria Zayzay, 21, who died in who died in police cell at Zone Six, Depot 1, Police Station on the Hotel Africa Road Community on the 20th of October 2015 at about 6:30 p.m. was arrested by officers of the Liberia National Police following a complaint filed by one Mammie Morris, a resident of the same address for Simple Assault and Criminal Mischief.Investigations have revealed that the deceased was charged and incarcerated in the female cell at which time she was the only person in the cell waiting to be forwarded to court for prosecution on the above mentioned charges.Few hours later, the police statement said the victim was discovered unconscious in the cell with her lappa tied from the cell gate around her neck, sitting flat on the floor and leaning against the gate, and bending over with her head resting on her chest with thick fluid oozing from her mouth. She was hurriedly removed from the cell, rushed to the Redemption Hospital for medical attention, where she was pronounced dead on arrival (DOA) by medical authority thereat.He described the situation as unfortunate and extended LNP’s deepest sympathy to the family of Victor Zayzay.Director Massaquoi said “it is often said justice delayed is justice denied; it is worth noting that the Government of Liberia doesn’t have pathologist, therefore, a foreign pathologist was found and contracted as usual to perform the autopsy which is a time consuming process. To date, the police have not received the pathologist’s report.”Meanwhile, Director Massaquoi announced the arrest of one of the most notorious armed robbers, identified as Alfred Lablah (Puyul) at Waterside on December 2. Puyul was wanted in connection to a streak of armed robberies. “Suspect Poyul, along with his band of robbers has been waging series of robberies in Paynesville, Bushrod Island and Brewerville communities. He has confessed his involvement to the robbery at the home of former Grand Kru Senator Cletus Wotorson on 17th November,” he said.He revealed that the Liberia National Police is in search of his accomplices, who were identified as James Harris alias ‘CO’ or ‘wolf’,Boakai Kengo, alias ‘Jeddie’, ‘Body Prince’ and Matthew Mah alias ‘Five Star.’“All of these suspects are wanted by the police and are armed and dangerous. The police are soliciting information and cooperation of the public on the whereabouts of these suspects. The police want to make it emphatically clear, that anyone found to be in contact with and or providing a safe haven for these suspects, will be arrested, investigated, and charged with armed robbery, which is a non bailable offense,” he stated.Director Massaquoi concluded that “it is important to note that the incident involving the death of the two children to which a Nigerian national has been publicly linked, the Liberia National Police would like to inform the public that as member of the global community every citizen or non-citizen who is accused of any unlawful offense has equal protection under our law without discrimination, as this is in line with our obligation to protect minority rights and therefore, the accused is of no exception.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Attorney General Basil WilliamsThe audit report into the operations of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) has been completed but Government, the head of that Unit, and the Police Commissioner are mum on its findings and recommendations.Although the media has already highlighted the findings and recommendation of the audit, which speaks to serious irregularities, including the falsification of records, Attorney General Basil Williams on Monday declined to comment on the issue citing he is yet to receive a copy of report.“Was the report released formally? I don’t see any official report about SOCU…”, Williams said on Monday.Meanwhile, Police Commissioner Leslie James, told Guyana Times on Monday afternoon that whatever information has to be disclosed about that report would be done via his Public Relations Officer.Additionally, the Head of SOCU, Sydney James, when asked about the credibility of the cases that the Unit had pursued and is presently pursuing in light of the damning allegations of fraudulent activities at SOCU, stated that he too would not be commenting on the issue.“I don’t know. You could talk to the Commissioner, honestly, I don’t know…I don’t want to comment on the matter,” James said.According to recent reports, the audit of the financial records of SOCU has uncovered serious irregularities, including the falsification of records, and has recommended immediate transfers and a fraud investigation of several of the discrepancies, sources say.An audit of SOCU, which is a branch of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), was ordered by Police Commissioner Leslie James in February following claims of grave mismanagement, which included the misuse of its operational fund.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has previously said that SOCU’s mandate is not being delivered, especially since it is suspected of taking political directives. He had noted that this was responsible for its failure rate.SOCU, which had been initially set up to probe financial crimes and strengthen the country’s anti-money laundering architecture, had not been audited since its establishment in 2014.The Unit had been engaged in major high-profile probes of former People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government officials. The findings of the audit would be seen as a major embarrassment for the current Government.SOCU has already had several of its cases tossed out of the window by the courts, including a number of charges against former Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) executives and Guyana Bank of Trade and Industry (GBTI) Directors.In light of these revelations of widespread fraud and financial irregularities within SOCU, the PPP called for the Unit to be closed down.According to the Party on Friday, the revelations vindicate its many warnings about SOCU deviating from its mandate. In fact, the Party noted that the revelations are just the tip of the iceberg, and that a forensic audit from an outside impartial auditor is needed.“The materials”, the Party said, “disclosed by the audit have confirmed our worst fears. But we are convinced that it is only the tip of the iceberg.“This Unit has rendered itself absolutely unfit to function as a law enforcement agency and as part of the prosecutorial arm of the State. There is no doubt that both investigations and prosecutions are being compromised by this diabolical outfit, who takes political instructions directly from Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, the Attorney General, and the Ministry of the Presidency”, the Party said.The Party also called for Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, who is the subject Minister responsible for SOCU, to immediately resign. It noted that the Unit has for some time been giving appearances of unethical behaviour.“The public was made aware of the unholy relationship between Minister Khemraj Ramjattan; Attorney General Basil Williams; British consultant, Dr Sam Sittlington; and senior functionaries at SOCU; who were sighted jovially sipping wine and champagne at public places after arresting a number of PPP leaders.”“The public”, the PPP added, “would well remember a former Commissioner of Police publicly distancing himself from the operations of this Unit. Recently, the Director of Public Prosecutions, in a sworn affidavit in a High Court proceeding, made it clear that the Office of the DPP did not advise on a series of criminal charges instituted by this Unit.”IcebergAccording to the PPP, complaints have been made against the Unit by various business persons. The Party related that businessmen have been shaken down by the Unit and have had their valuables seized.“Over the years, we have received multiple reports from businessmen that SOCU officers have extracted from them huge sums of monies as bribes, and seized large caches of jewellery, monies and other personal valuables, including quantities of foreign currencies, from their premises without due process, and have converted these assets to their own use.“We have also received reports of falsification of evidence in prosecutions, and the refusal to disclose materials which the law requires them to do, in order to ensure a fair trial of persons charged,” the Party said. “This contamination of the criminal justice system strikes at the very foundation of the rule of law.”Police Commissioner Leslie James
O’Donnell and Niedermayer hardly had time to break a sweat before Shane Doan scored 31 seconds into the game to give Phoenix a 1-0 lead. Jackman’s first goal since the Ducks acquired him Jan. 2 from the Florida Panthers tied the score at 1-1 at 5:15. Chris Kunitz narrowly missed putting the Ducks ahead in the third period, but Michael Zigomanis swatted a slow roller that eluded Mikael Tellqvist off the goal line. The Coyotes weren’t so lucky on DiPenta’s pinball shot from the right wing later in the period, the puck striking two Phoenix players before sliding into the back of the net for a 2-1 lead for the Ducks at 11:58. [email protected] (310) 540-4201 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ANAHEIM – The news wasn’t all that bad for the Pacific Division-leading Ducks on Wednesday. They did manage to take a 2-1 victory from the Phoenix Coyotes at the Honda Center, extending their lead to nine points over the idle San Jose Sharks. Defenseman Joe DiPenta scored the go-ahead in the third period for the Ducks, who improved to 3-0 on their season-high eight-game home stand. The Ducks (40-17-11) also defeated the Coyotes for the 10th consecutive time in Anaheim. “It was painful, so I figured something was wrong,” said Pronger, who was tied for fifth among NHL defensemen with 53 points (11 goals, 42 assists) going into Wednesday’s games. “It’s pretty frustrating.” It’s the latest in a string of injuries this season for Pronger, who sat out nine games after breaking his left foot Dec. 31 against Minnesota. Asked if this latest injury was in the same foot, Pronger said, “Yep, why wouldn’t it be?” Pronger also was struck in the chin and throat by a slap shot from the Kings’ Lubomir Visnovsky on Feb. 18, but did not miss any games. Ducks coach Randy Carlyle managed to crack a joke at Pronger’s expense, telling reporters at Wednesday’s morning skate, “I told him to drink more milk.” Carlyle was forced to shuffle his defense pairs, playing Pronger’s customary partner, Sean O’Donnell, with Scott Niedermayer. Francois Beauchemin, Niedermayer’s partner, played with Ric Jackman. DiPenta and Kent Huskins formed the third pair. However, the Ducks learned former Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Chris Pronger would be sidelined for at least two weeks after breaking a bone in his toe. Pronger was injured while working out after Sunday’s 3-2 shootout victory over the Nashville Predators at the Honda Center. He declined to explain exactly how it happened except to call it an “unfortunate weight-room incident.”
A dozy driver was caught speeding by the same speed camera van THREE times – in less than an hour.The driver passed a speed van three times in an hour.The man, who is now based in London, was driving up and down the Main Street in Falcarragh.But he failed to notice that there was a parked speed van in the area.Solicitor Cormac Hartnett said his client just did not notice the van.Judge Paul Kelly said he must have been distracted if he could not see the van on three occasions.He fined the man for two of the offences and took the third into consideration. DRIVER CAUGHT BY SPEED VAN THREE TIMES – IN AN HOUR! was last modified: July 18th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal. Falcarraghspeed van
The next meeting of the Letterkenny no.1 Celtic Supporters Club will take place this Wednesday, 9th January at 8pm in the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny. LETTERKENNY NO 1 CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB MEETING was last modified: January 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Celtic No 1 Celtic Supporters Club
The Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament gets under way on Monday, and if the last week of the regular season in the Humboldt Del Norte League was anything to go by, it should be an exciting few days of action.The postseason tournament features the top three schools in each of the Little 4 and Big 5, with the championship games for boys and girls at Humboldt State Friday night.On the girls side, Big 5 champions Arcata will be the team to beat this week. But there’s nothing new with that.The …
The largest flying bird is the California Condor with a wingspan of 2.9 meters. The largest flightless bird is the ostrich, up to 1.7 to 2.8 meters tall. These are shrimps compared to extinct birds that lived with dinosaurs. A fossil jaw from a Cretaceous bird has been found in Kazakhstan. The BBC News said, “If flightless, the bird would have been 2-3m tall; if it flew, it may have had a wingspan of 4m.” The find raises questions about what scientists know about the age of dinosaurs. According to the BBC News, this jawbone, nearly twice as long as that of an ostrich, “is further evidence that giant birds roamed – or flew above – the Earth at the same time as the dinosaurs.” Not only that, it shows that large birds lived when pterosaurs flew, and possibly shared airspace. “I think the really interesting thing is that they’re living alongside the big dinosaurs we know were around at the time: big tyrannosaurs, long-necked sauropods, duck-billed dinosaurs,” said Dr. Darren Naish of the University of Portsmouth. “That opens up loads of questions about ecological interactions that we can only speculate about.” This shows that prior speculations have been wrong. Even now, little can be said about this bird from just its jaw. They don’t know if it flew, and they don’t know what it looked like. It just shows that large birds existed alongside T. rex and other Cretaceous dinosaurs. Since soft tissue is available from the former, we can expect that it could be available from bird fossils, and that both are not tens of millions of years old.(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Lazy reporters don’t do their homework, two critics in different fields complain.The Conversation (“academic rigor; journalistic flair”) is a unique venue that allows scientists to present alternative opinions, explain their findings to the public, or question a consensus. Unfortunately, they rarely question their own philosophical biases. Here we see two psychologists and a paleontologist criticizing false notions that deserve to die, but are kept alive by reporters who need to learn critical thinking.Situationism According to Luke Smillie and Nick Haslam of the University of Melbourne, a “zombie theory” that should be dead keeps resurrecting. It’s called situationism—a denial of human personality. Dreamed up by psychologist Walter Mischel in the 1960s, it supposes that people respond to situations only, not to personality traits. Smillie and Haslam in The Conversation show how this idea was soundly debunked in the ensuing decades (it’s like denying climate just because the weather changes, they say), but crops up again from time to time in the media.Time and again, the spectre of situationism has reappeared, causing a groaning sense of déjà vu for personality psychologists.The theory has even spread beyond psychology, with a prominent behavioural economist recently claiming that Mischel’s “great contribution to psychology” was to show that there is “no such thing as a stable personality trait”.Despite being buried by decades of research, situationism keeps kicking. According to one commentator, it “has morphed into something beyond the veracity of its arguments”. It has become an ideology.They attribute this persistence of error as due to (1) lazy thinking and (2) the appeal of a surprising story. They do not, however, question the authority of their own field (psychology) that participated in the generation and persistence of this false notion, even though they recognize that scientists fall prey to the same weaknesses.Human OriginsDarren Curnoe at The Conversation asks, “Is it back to the future for human origins science or just a case of science media misleading us again?” The word “again” bespeaks more persistence of error. Frequent readers of CEH will recognize the concerns about science reporting:The loss of specialist knowledge among journalists also means that what scientists say is frequently taken at face value, without interrogation of the methods, facts or interpretations at the centre of a discovery.Journalists also often treat science as different to other domains of human endeavour. Science reporting these days too often lacks application of the kind of critical treatment that other subjects routinely receive.Real scientists, he claims, are fallible humans subject to their own limitations and sociological influences:That scientists differ in their opinions because evidence can be interpreted in multiple ways or just because of personal rivalry. Very little is black and white, or fixed, in science. Scientific knowledge is provisional.The generation and promotion of scientific knowledge can be subject to sociological forces. Perverse career incentives or institutional priorities sometimes conflict with the interests of science itself.Because most science reporters don’t recognize these factors, they tend to present science as settled fact, delivering up tidbits that fit their 24-hour news cycle. Curnoe, a former journalist himself before he entered his science career, thinks that much of science media is untrustworthy, and the problem is growing.What about in his own field of human origins? There has been “acrimonious debate” about where humans evolved, he admits. The majority believe humans originated in Africa and migrated to Europe and Asia, but he thinks certain Chinese scientists have a bias to present their Homo erectus fossils (e.g., Peking Man), to support an Asian origin for nationalistic reasons. Curnoe is upset at the “unbalanced and inaccurate” reporting that gives credence to the Chinese narrative. But is his own narrative impeccable?In uncritically promoting the new Chinese fossils as challenging the prevailing African origins model, they fail to mention, for example, the existence of human remains in Ethiopia dating up to 195,000 years old; much older than those found in China. Or the uncertainties surrounding the dating of the Chinese fossils themselves.They ignore the overwhelming evidence from genetics accumulated in thousands of published studies that humans evolved in Africa, regardless of when. And the many articles about the genetic clock and the timing of the emergence of modern humans estimated from DNA data.But as we have repeatedly shown, these “thousands of published studies” keep getting overturned (7/02/16). Today’s consensus story is vastly different than ones depicted in old Time-Life books or National Geographic cover stories. Is Curnoe critical enough of his own biases? Is he trashing the Chinese to promote his favored narrative because of sociological factors influencing him? Does he consider the possibility that both camps are wrong?His appeal for balance is well meaning, but his arguments smack of appeal to authority, bandwagon, and glittering generalities. The physician needs to heal himself of the “sloppiness” he finds in others.One thing we can all agree on: secular science reporters rarely exhibit the critical thinking they should. That’s one of the main reasons our readers are attracted to CEH: we don’t accept bluffing by scientists. We don’t kowtow to the presumptive authority of “science” (an overly broad category). Their claims must stand on the evidence and the logic. Scientists don’t get a pass here. And we hope we set an example for other reporters on how not to be a toady for the latest university press release.
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Land values in our area are continuing to hold steady, but how can we expect these to change going forward?“In the next 12 months land values are projected to show nominal levels of change with no major fluctuations,” said Dennis Badger, Vice President of Collateral Risk Management, Farm Credit Mid-America. “Specifically, our four-state region expected to show an average decrease of 0.9 percent from 2016 to 2017, though this predicted drop should still be considered part of the natural market correction following 2010 to 2012.”A gentle, downward trend since the last reporting period (July 2014 to June 2015) was expected as the land value hikes from 2010 through 2012 continue to force market corrections.While land typically represents one of the largest fixed expenses for a farming operation, it also represents one of the largest asset categories on a farmer’s balance sheet and serves as a long-term investment.“Long-term investments are intended to withstand market fluctuations like the region is currently experiencing,” said Badger. “Current land values may be dipping slightly instead of increasing due to economic conditions, which shouldn’t be viewed as abnormal.”Farmers should continue to monitor their bottom line carefully but know they can still move if an opportunity presents itself and if they are in a good financial position.AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Badger about buying land as a long term investment.Farm Credit Mid America Full Interview Dennis Badger 10.17.16For more financial tips, insights and perspectives from Farm Credit Mid-America visit e-farmcredit.com.
Related Posts Tags:#news#web Big News for Android DevelopersAndroid developers will surely be happy about this announcement. Verizon, after all, will bring millions of new customers to the Android platform and given that the company has no plans to make any changes to the Android Market, this will open up a large new market for Android apps. In this morning’s teleconference, Verizon also noted that it will pre-load devices with applications from Google as well as third-party developers. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… This morning, Google and Verizon announced an agreement that will bring Android phones to Verizon. Verizon, which has been trying to position itself as the ‘open carrier,’ will start to offer its first two Android phones within the next few weeks. In a clear jab against Apple, Verizon also announced that it will support Google Voice on these devices. Verizon also has no plans to make any changes to the Android Market.Last month, Sprint also announced that it will offer Android devices in the near future, leaving AT&T as the only major wireless company in the US that doesn’t offer an Android handset – though AT&T, of course, still holds the exclusive rights to the iPhone.Microsoft also announced the launch of the first set of Windows Mobile 6.5 devices today and chances are that the Google/Verizon announcement was timed to coincide with this release. The first reviews of Windows Mobile 6.5 are not exactly positive, however.Taking on AppleThere can be no doubt that this partnership is aimed directly at Apple. Just a few days ago, Verizon launched a new advertising campaign that highlights the company’s 3G network and spoofs Apple’s “there’s an app for that” campaign. While Verizon was always known for the quality of its network, though, it was never known for offering cutting-edge handsets – something that could now change. During a teleconference after the announcement, both Verizon and Google stressed the fact that they want the phones to remain open. Apple, of course, makes no such promises and has regularly landed in hot water when it didn’t allow certain apps like the Google Voice app into its store. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts For years one rap on Android has been that most Android users were still using an older version of the operating system – Gingerbread, aka Android 2.3, which was first introduced in December 2010. Nothing wrong with Gingerbread, mind you, but it wasn’t the latest and greatest.With Apple phones, when a new OS version comes out, most users get it, so everybody stays on the cutting edge. In the world of Android, each phone-maker rolls out upgrades on a different schedule, which also varies by model. And, unfortunately, most of those hardware companies have been reluctant to push upgrades, because (a) it’s a pain in the neck; and (b) if you really want the latest version of Android they’d rather you just went out and bought a new phone. That’s not the case for Google’s Nexus models, which always get upgrades.In other words, you buy an Android phone and unless you’ve bought a Nexus there’s a chance you’ll be stuck with the same OS for two years, or until you get your next smartphone. At the very least you’ll probably be sitting around waiting for a long, long time to get the good stuff.For those reasons Gingerbread remains the most widely used version of Android, even though Google has put out three subsequent versions, called Honeycomb (aka 3.1), Ice Cream Sandwich (aka 4.0) and Jelly Bean (aka 4.1 and 4.2).But new numbers from Google show Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean starting to take off. In a survey done over 14 days, Google says 45.6% of Android devices were running Gingerbread, while Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, if taken together, now total 42.6%.To be sure, most regular people don’t know or care what version of the operating system they’re using. Many people using phones made by Samsung, HTC or Motorola might not even know they’re using Android, or that Android was created by Google. All they know is that they’ve got a smartphone and it can browse the Web, get email, and run some apps.Nevertheless, for the Android ecosystem, the shift to newer versions is a good sign. Gingerbread was and is perfectly fine, but the experience on Jelly Bean is far, far better. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement dan lyons Tags:#Android#Apple#iPhone
High-Speed Cinematography TutorialWhen slowing down playback at 24 fps your video editing app will fill the gaps with frames, creating a slow motion effect. There are further ways to enhance this effect in post using After Effects.The video covers:Shooting slow-mo correctlyFrame rates and over-crankingSequence rates with Adobe Premiere ProAdvanced frame blending techniques with Adobe After Effects Employing the CineAlta system, the Sony PMW-F55 isn’t a cheap buy at $28,990. Many will argue that it rivals the Arri Alexa, except for much less cash. In fact, it has more capabilities in the slow-motion department.The F55 captures a huge 180 fps in 1080p internally, boasting a super clean image. In 4K it is a respectable 60fps internally, with 240 fps 16 bit raw at 2K with no image cropping attainable through the optional off-board recorder. Check out the Sony PMW-F55 at 240 fps: 3. Sony NEX-FS700R Want to shoot slow motion? The following video tutorial will demonstrate the latest professional practices to achieve your own slow motion shots.We view films at 24 frames per second. When played back properly, it’s a standardized approach that provides an “artsy” look to cinematography. High-speed cinematography involves shooting at a higher frame rate than 24 fps, giving yet a more surreal look. You may choose to shoot anywhere from 60 – 18,000 fps, depending on your resolution and budget.High-Speed CamerasFirst, let’s take a look at 5 professional high speed cameras for the aspiring indie filmmakers. Although some cameras shoot in 60 fps, for a ‘true’ smooth slow motion effect, pros would tell you to shoot upwards of 100 fps+.1. The EdgertronicThe new Edgertronic is a huge breakthrough concerning high-speed cinematography for the indie-filmmaker, starting at only $5,495. It’s a specialty super slow-motion camera packing frame rates up to 17,791 with resolutions up to 1280 x 1024!The Edgertronic was developed by MIT-trained engineers looking to make high-budget camera technology attainable for the masses. They originally started a Kickstarter page to launch the product in 2013. Check out the Edgertronic at 500 fps: The JVC GC-PX100 is the most affordable camera with great fps capabilities coming in at $999.95. A time control button lets you choose shooting speeds between 1/80th and 500 frames per second, or from time lapse to slow motion. The downside to shooting at 100 to 250 frames per second concerns the resolution dropping to 640 x 360, and to 320 x 176 at 400 or 500 frames per second.The price is definitely what makes the JVC GC-PX100 stand out. Check out the JVC GC-PX100 at 600 fps: The Sony NEX-FS700R starts out at the modest price of $7,699. Quite a bang for your buck considering the specs: up to 250 fps at 1080 x 1920. By no means a one-trick-pony, the price is a good deal for professional looking slow-mo. With some cropping and a reduced resolution, higher frame rates of 400/800 and 960 fps are also attainable with this camera. Check out the Sony NEX-FS700R at 240 fps: 2. RED Epic-XAt $19,000, you could buy a new car for the price of the Epic-X. All jokes aside, this is a serious camera that crushes the JVC in comparison. With glorious 5k and 4k capabilities, along with the Mysterium-X 5k sensor, your image quality will be top-notch.The Epic shoots the following rates:1-120 fps 5K and 4.5K1-150 fps 4K1-200 fps 3K1-300 fps 2KAdditionally, flexibility can be nice as it will shoot standard frame rates: 23.98 through 59.94 fps for all resolutions. The Epic is the only camera available to the market that is capable of a 120 frame rate at a 5k resolution. Check out the Red Epic at 300 fps: 4. Sony PMW-F55 5. JVC GC-PX100 This video tutorial was created by Rich Harrington for Adorama Photography.
Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now We can’t trust you if you tell us that you’re perfect. We don’t believe anyone is perfect. We don’t believe that anyone has developed to the point where there is nothing left to improve.We can trust you if you make things sound easy. If you downplay the financial investment or the investment of time and energy, it hits a sour note. We know that what we really want isn’t easy or we’d already have it.It’s very difficult to trust someone who has never made mistakes. That’s an indication that they have never really done anything like what they’re proposing, that they don’t understand the magnitude of the change the recommending, or they’re fibbing.We don’t believe that it’s a straight and certain path from where we are now to where we want to go, if only we will make the commitment you are asking us to make. Our experience tells us that the path isn’t straight, and the traveling isn’t easy. It sounds too good to be true, so we believe it isn’t.If we can’t see the flaws, if we can’t see the creases and the places where the seams are a little frayed, we doubt what we’re seeing is real. That manufactured perfection is not the same as authentic scars and scrapes.It’s very difficult to believe in a story where everything is perfect, because that’s not how stories go. There is always a dragon that is unconquerable, a villain who is indestructible, or some mountain that appears insurmountable. There is always a challenge, adversity, risk, and potential reward. But only potential, no guarantees.When you tell us about your limitations, your failures, your mistakes, and the eventual success you find only after you’ve learned and made adjustments, your vulnerability makes it easy to believe you.Perfection is a lie.If it takes you three times to get it right, then say it will take you three times to get it right. We’ll believe you.
While India does not follow the concourse security While India does not follow the concourse security plan for civil aviation operations which entails frisking of fliers and their luggage before entering the airport, security personnel in plainclothes are being deployed increasingly to keep tab on any suspicious movements at these facilities, they said.”Keeping in mind the security hold pattern of airport security where passengers enter the terminal area unchecked and are frisked later in a designated area, the surveillance and patrol teams along the peripheries have been asked to be extra cautious specifically keeping in mind the heightened security alert after the Brussels attack and generally in view of the vulnerability of these facilities,” they said.”There is a general alert to all sensitive and vital installations in view of the Brussels attack and the recently concluded Holi festivities.”The security paraphernalia at places where there is large public interface is definitely more proactive than earlier keeping in mind that there are no added hassles in their movement and security of travellers,” they said.Similar measures have also been deployed at the Delhi Metro network where security personnel have been asked to remain vigilant, especially over the weekend. PTI NES RT
Madrid, Dec 10 (AFP) River Plate won the Copa Libertadores by beating their fiercest rivals Boca Juniors 3-1 after extra time on Sunday, bringing an end to a final tainted by violence and moved more than six thousand miles away from Argentina.Boca took the lead through Dario Benedetto but Lucas Pratto equalised before Juan Quintero and Gonzalo Martinez scored in extra time, aided by Wilmar Barrios being sent off, to win a fittingly dramatic contest for River.It means River prevailed 5-3 on aggregate after the first leg finished 2-2 and reclaim the trophy they had last won in 2015, lifting it for the fourth time in their history.”We have shown we are superior,” River’s Leonardo Ponzio said. “After trying to stay quiet about everything that happened, we showed on the pitch we were better.””The only thing I feel is sadness for not winning the cup and giving it to the people of Boca,” Boca coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto said.Postponed on three occasions and then relocated from Buenos Aires to Madrid, the supporters of these two great clubs showed in the Santiago Bernabeu why this fixture had been billed as one of football’s greatest ever.Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Diego Godin were among the 62,200 in attendance.But, despite the bouncing huddles in the streets, the plumes of blue and red smoke, the swinging scarves, fluttering flags and fans that were chanting in their seats three hours before kick-off, there was nothing to extinguish the lingering sense of regret.advertisementThere was no repeat of the scenes that cast a shadow over Argentinian football and saw the original game at River’s El Monumental on November 24 postponed, when around 50 fans attacked Boca’s team bus and left some of their players injured.Madrid, which will also host the Champions League final in June, was chosen in part because of its record of hosting major events and the security, which included around 2,500 police officers, did its job before kick-off.Fans were separated into zones either side of the stadium and had to go through checks even to enter the area immediately surrounding it.The shame was only that the operation was not as thorough 15 days ago and that a minority decided to take advantage.- Raucous atmosphere -======================Both clubs were allocated 25,000 tickets, with 5,000 of those reserved for residents of Argentina. The fear had been most of those buying would be tourists and neutrals, but the atmosphere suggested different.Both teams had initially refused to play in Spain’s capital but as the losers, Boca’s sense of grievance will now become more entrenched.They felt River were responsible for the chaos two weeks ago and should have forfeited the trophy. They took their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but the appeal was rejected on Saturday.When the players shuffled out two hours before kick-off to inspect the pitch, they held up their phones to capture the thousands already inside and the view of a stadium most of them had never played in before.The cheers grew louder when they came out for kick-off. Then there were whistles as the teams swapped ends and each were greeted by their opponent’s fans behind the goal.Jonatan Maidana was playing for Boca when they last won the Copa Libertadores 11 years ago and, now in the red and white of River, he almost gave his former club an early lead, slicing just over his own crossbar.The game lacked quality but came alive one minute before half-time. Nahitan Nandez’s superb pass split two River defenders and Benedetto kept a cool head, guiding into the corner, before taunting the beaten Gonzalo Montiel.River had been inferior but improved. Their first real attacking move was also a brilliant one as Leonardo Ponzio and Quintero exchanged passes before the latter pulled back for Pratto to sweep home.The game meandered towards full-time and seemed destined for penalties until Barrios was shown a second yellow card for a tackle on Exequiel Palacios and soon after, Quintero struck.It was a goal worthy of winning the tournament, as he collected 25 yards out, glanced up and whipped the ball in off the underside of the crossbar.Leonard Jara almost snatched a late Boca goal but his shot nicked the outside of the post. Then, with Boca’s goalkeeper Esteban Andrada up for a corner, River added the final touch.Martinez ran the ball into the empty net and River’s substitutes and staff were already pouring onto the pitch to begin the celebrations. (AFP) APAAPAadvertisement
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola plans to target ‘vulnerable’ Liverpool keeper Alissonby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePep Guardiola sees Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson as a possible weakness.According to The Sun, Guardiola has an idea of how to disrupt the league leaders as they do battle on Thursday.And part of his plan is to perform a two man press on Alisson each time he gets the ball.The Brazilian is very comfortable on the ball, but he has made a couple mistakes in possession that have led to goals this season.City will also be very aggressive and play with a high line, despite the pace of Liverpool’s front three.If City win, they will move to within four points of the Reds at the top of the table.
Design buffs, here’s a teapot for you. “Simple Japanese lines meet functional Nordic design” — that’s the tagline that the Danish design company Menu uses when describing their teapot by Danish architectural firm Norm. The kettle is indeed a meeting of two different cultures, with its Zen approach to brewing tea mixed in with clean and functional Scandinavian aesthetic.Simply pour boiling water into the tempered glass teapot. Then, fill the stainless steel egg with whichever tea of your choice — green, rooibos or chamomile — lower the egg into the water and let it steep, which, by the way looks pretty cool if you ask us. When the tea is just to your liking simply raise the egg with the attached silicon string. There you have it — a pot of tea that looks as good as it is for you. No need for sloppy teabags or dripping tea filters, it’s all about sleek design with this teakettle.These days most nutritionists are saying that we should substitute tea for coffee, so we might as well do it in a stylish manner, right? We’ll definitely brew tea on a daily basis when our Menu teapot comes in. A team of architects strategically designed this awesome teapot, so we know that it has to be good way to brew tea. Now if we only thought about it sooner, we would have bought one for Mother’s Day. Then again, there’s always next year.Menu Teapot by Norm, $59.95 at amazon.com. The Maserati Levante is the Family-Friendly Maserati How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America Editors’ Recommendations Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Men
Gurugram: It was in the year 2017 that the initiative of creating forest within the city was first discussed In Gurugram. After two years, the Haryana government has begun taking action towards implementing the project. If all goes according to the plan, the state government will begin the implementation of the forest project in the city. The forest will be developed and conserved on the lines of Delhi’s ridge area.State Forest Minister Rao Narbir Singh, who will initiate the plantation on Friday, claimed that the forest is the only solution to the critical air quality of Gurugram as the Aravallis can no longer solely bear the burden of urban air cleansing. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”We have identified the land. It will be a model to reckon with in NCR. Local trees and plants will be planted and taken care of as part of the central Jal Shakti Abhiyaan. This forest will be a compensation for the trees axed for urban and infrastructural development in Gurugram,” said Narbir. According to officials, it is also planning to build water bodies, arboretum, recreation centre, medicinal plant garden and a bamboo park surrounded by nature trails in the forest. The area will be fenced and a mass plantation drive will be carried out to increase the green cover. The city forest will be developed in the Aravalli hills and foothills in villages Sakatpur, Gairatpur Bas and Sikohpur. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAccording to officials, the new city forest will be bigger than Aravali Biodiversity Park, which is spread across 300 acres, and a 7-km-long trail along Wazirabad Bundh. The department will encourage plantation of native tree species in the forest and only treated water will be used there. The project is a joint effort of the district administration, forest department and private companies. The authorities plan to also distribute these areas to companies interested in tree plantation and maintenance drives for at least four years. These companies will plant around 2,500 trees and other plants in the forest. A large part of the 1,000-acre land is protected under the Section 4 and 5 of the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA).
OTTAWA – The long road to replacing Canada’s aging fighter jets took a surprising turn Tuesday as the federal Liberal government added a caveat to its latest battle of the bidders: contenders deemed to be harming the country’s economic interests will find themselves at a “distinct disadvantage.”The plan is to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force’s current fleet of CF-18 with 88 sleek, modern new planes, Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan told a news conference — a contract worth between $15 billion and $19 billion.But the economic-interests test, still in the development stages with the help of the aerospace industry, was an unexpected twist that appears to have raised as many questions as answers.The government also confirmed Tuesday that it is walking away from plans to buy 18 Super Hornets from U.S. aerospace firm Boeing amid a bitter trade dispute with Montreal-based rival Bombardier. Canada will instead buy 18 second-hand F-18s from Australia to deal with what the Liberals call a critical shortage of jets until the entire fleet can be replaced.While the full cost and delivery schedule are still being ironed out, the move will ultimately save time and money, Sajjan insisted.The deal must still be approved by the U.S. government, which originally sold the F-18s to Australia and retains control over the transfer of such arms.During question period Tuesday, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer blasted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to buy old, second-hand aircraft that are of a similar vintage to the planes the government is replacing.“If the prime minister is so keen on buying fixer-uppers, will he come over?” Scheer quipped. “I have an old minivan I would love to show him.”But it was the Conservatives themselves who made a hash of the fighter-jet file and created the need for an interim fleet, Trudeau retorted.Gen. Jonathan Vance, Canada’s chief of the defence staff, was also on the dais at Tuesday’s news conference alongside Qualtrough, Sajjan, Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains. The Australian aircraft are safe and will meet Canada’s needs, he insisted.“Make no mistake, these aircraft will work fine and those aircraft are very much needed,” Vance said.The decision to walk away from the interim Super Hornets — which carried an estimated price tag of $6 billion — was hardly a surprise, considering the government’s recent anti-Boeing rhetoric. But it remains to be seen how Boeing will be impacted by the economic-interest test, since the Chicago-based aerospace giant has major operations in Canada.Boeing has already made it clear it’s eager to enter the Super Hornet into the competition, despite its chilly relations with Ottawa over Bombardier. Qualtrough said the competition would be transparent and open to all, and that the new test will apply to all major military purchases in future.But the ministers didn’t dispute the notion that Boeing could be already at a disadvantage.“The purpose of this new policy is to clearly demonstrate that anyone that wants to engage Canada, if they cause economic harm, will be at a distinct disadvantage,” said Bains.“That’s the objective. This is really about our national interest. Our economy. And good-quality jobs in Canada.”Boeing will review the government’s announcement, including the new economic-harm test, before deciding on next steps, company spokesman Scott Day said in an email.At the same time, Day noted that Boeing employs 2,000 Canadians, including many in Winnipeg, conducts business with 560 local companies, and contributes $4 billion to the economy each year.“If you look at Boeing’s record in Canada, I think you have to let our record speak for itself.”That touches on one of the main questions with the new test, said defence analyst David Perry of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute: how the test is applied to companies like Boeing, which already have large interests in Canada.“That will be fascinating to see because there will be an extraordinary amount of subjectivity in that,” Perry said.“They have the trade action and complaint against Bombardier. But they also do billions of dollars of economic activity in Canada every year. How do you weigh those two things?“I think that will be extraordinarily difficult.”— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter
11 March 2009Policymakers should consider the threat climate change poses to public health in setting their priorities for action and investments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations health agency told a conference in Copenhagen. Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted the health dimension of the issue at the three-day Climate Change Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions conference, which ends tomorrow.Based on research, WHO estimates that around 150,000 deaths now occur in low-income countries each year, with young children making up almost 85 per cent of these excess deaths, due to the effect climate change has on crop failure and malnutrition, diarrhoeal disease, malaria and flooding.Health hazards from climate change are diverse, global and difficult to reverse, according to WHO. They range from increased risk to safety from extreme weather events, to the effects of global warming on infectious disease and sea level rises leading to salinization of land and water sources. The agency contends that feasible improvements to the environment could reduce the burden on global disease, a large part of which is caused by energy consumption and transport systems, by more than 25 per cent.Outdoor air pollution accounts for 800,000 deaths annually around the world, traffic accidents for 1.2 million, physical inactivity for 1.9 million and indoor air pollution for 1.5 million, noted a press release issued by WHO.“Whether it’s the 70,000 excess deaths from the heat wave in Europe in 2003, or new malarial deaths in the central African highlands, the people at greatest risk for climate-related health disorders and premature deaths are the poor, the geographically vulnerable, the very young, women and the elderly,” WHO said.The populations WHO considered to be at greatest risk are those living in small island developing States, mountainous regions, areas with poor access to water, huge cities and coastal areas in developing countries, as well as poor people and those lacking access to health services.
The Indiana men’s basketball team’s Sunday win at Michigan clinched the outright Big Ten regular-season championship. By virtue of that result, Ohio State was denied a share of the title as well as almost $80,000 in bonuses paid to its four coaches. OSU coach Thad Matta would have received $20,000 for a share of the league’s regular-season title on top of his base salary of $3.2 million, as well as an additional year added on to his current contract, according to OSU athletics spokesman Dan Wallenberg. Matta’s contract expires in July 2019. The three OSU assistants – Dave Dickerson, Chris Jent and Jeff Boals – missed out on a combined $58,334. Each of Matta’s assistants would have received “supplemental compensation in the amount of one month’s salary” had OSU won a share of the Big Ten title, Wallenberg told The Lantern in a Monday email. For Dickerson, the team’s associate head coach and highest-paid assistant, a Big Ten title would have resulted an additional $21,667. Jent and Boals would have received $20,000 and $16,667, respectively. OSU, which defeated Illinois, 68-55, Sunday afternoon to improve to 23-7 overall and 13-5 in the Big Ten, needed a Michigan win to claim a share of the regular season title for the fourth consecutive year. The Wolverines, which led by as many as five points during the final minute of play against the Hoosiers, collapsed down the stretch before eventually losing, 72-71, in Ann Arbor, Mich., hours after the Buckeyes defeated the Illini. Wallenberg did not immediately respond to The Lantern‘s Monday afternoon request for information regarding whether these or other bonuses would be awarded if OSU wins this weekend’s Big Ten Tournament. Matta, who is in his ninth year at OSU, has led the Buckeyes to two Final Fours and five Big Ten titles. He and the Buckeyes will chase their third Big Ten Tournament title in four seasons when the team, seeded No. 2, begins play Friday against the winner of Purdue-Nebraska. OSU’s game against either the Boilermakers or Cornhuskers is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the United Center in Chicago.
OSU senior forward Taylor Kuehl (6) takes a shot on goal during a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost, 5-3. Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s hockey team snapped a losing streak, but couldn’t find a win during its weekend series against the University of North Dakota.On Saturday, UND (6-7-2, 4-6-2) claimed a 4-3 win over the Buckeyes (7-7-1, 5-6-1-1).The Buckeyes outshot and outscored UND in the first two periods of play. Then, in the third period UND claimed the game by scoring three straight goals before OSU came within one with seconds to play.In the first period, senior forward Kayla Sullivan scored a goal at 6:18 to put OSU in the lead, 1-0. UND later tied the game at 1-1 after a goal before the end of the period.The Buckeyes took the lead back in the second period when senior forward Taylor Kuehl scored off a power play. The tally was Kuehl’s fourth goal in the last three games.UND started the third period down 2-1. They quickly responded with a goal from junior forward Shannon Kaiser, who scored her first goal of the season. Kaiser’s goal beat Buckeye redshirt-junior goalie Stacy Danczak to tie the game at two.Less than a minute later UND scored to put it up 3-2. The team extended its lead to 4-2 later in the period.The Buckeyes weren’t giving up though. With less than two minutes remaining OSU pulled Danczak for an extra attacker. With a six-on-five advantage, the Buckeyes scored.Senior defenseman Kari Schmitt scored with only 10 seconds remaining in the period. Without enough time for the Buckeyes to take the game, they fell short.OSU outshot UND, 27-21 and Danczak racked up a total of 17 saves.In the Friday evening game, OSU scored a goal with two seconds remaining in the third period to tie the game and send it into overtime.The Buckeyes went on to win a three round shootout, 1-0.Sophomore forward Claudia Kelpler kept the Buckeyes in the game when she scored the goal to bring the game back to even. Already having scored earlier in the period, this goal was Kepler’s second of the game and fifth of the season.UND took the first and second periods of the game. They scored one goal in each period to take a 2-0 lead over the Buckeyes.However, OSU was able to rally late in the third period to put it back in the game.The Buckeyes outshot UND 26-18.OSU is set to head back on the road once again for a matchup against Robert Morris. The game is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Geeks tend to have something of a love/hate relationship with Lucasfilm. Its namesake, the one and only George Lucas, brought us the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones films. However, he also brought us the Star Wars prequel trilogy. The news has just broken that Disney plans to acquire Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock. Not only that, but Star Wars Episode 7 is being planned for a 2015 release.Disney has been on a real tear in recent years. After a decade of mediocre movie performance, Disney backed Pixar early on. It later bought the animation giant for $7.4 billion in 2006. Disney also got in on the super hero fad in 2009 when it bought Marvel for $4 billion. In this new Lucasfilm deal, Disney is paying about half that $4 billion in stock and half in cash. Lucasfilm has a single shareholder: George Lucas. I expect he’s planning some renovations to Skywalker ranch now.Discerning sci-fi fans that have been down on what George Lucas has done with the Star Wars franchise in the last 15 years will be happy to hear that Lucas is stepping away from the company’s day-to-day operation. Kathleen Kennedy, current co-chairman of Lucasfilm, will become president of the new Disney-owned venture. Lucas won’t have any official decision making capacity, but is staying on as a “creative consultant.”While the Star Wars prequels were not received terribly well, it’s still a little sad to see Lucas handing off the franchise. He’s part of history, and even with different people leading the development of a new Star Wars story, fans might never be happy. There is already an established storyline for the post-movie Star Wars universe as laid out by dozens of novels like the awesome Heir to the Empire trilogy. It’s hard to say if these tales will be honored or overwritten.Make sure you keep an eye on coming developments as the first post-Lucas Star Wars movie takes shape. It’s an exciting time to be a geek.via ABC News
Origo dévoile une imprimante 3D pour les enfantsQuelques jours après que la firme japonaise Roland DG a présenté l’iModela IM-01, une imprimante 3D vendue 1.000 dollars, un modèle destiné aux enfants vient d’être dévoilé par la société spécialiste des jouets Origo. Un projet qui pour l’heure, n’en est qu’au stade du prototype.La firme Origo vient de dévoiler sur Internet un prototype du nouveau jouet sur lequel elle travaille : une imprimante 3D destinée à nos bambins. Dans une vidéo vantant les mérites de l’appareil, baptisé Origo 3D, la firme montre comment les enfants pourront bientôt créer leurs propres jouets en plastique en quelques minutes, et avec une dose d’imagination, grâce à une imprimante au design étudié.À lire aussiTopShot LaserJet Pro, l’imprimante qui scanne vos objets en 3DOrigo précise dans un communiqué adressé aux enfants, que l’appareil “aussi gros que trois Xbox 360 et au même prix que trois Xbox 360” a été conçu pour les bambins de dix ans et plus. “Je m’installerai sur ton bureau et donnerait vie à tes idées, tes dessins et tes rêves” promet l’Origo 3D.L’imprimante a été conçue par Artur Tchoukanov et Joris Peels, qui ont travaillé auprès d’enfants afin de répondre au mieux à leurs attentes. Plusieurs prototypes ont été réalisés avant que l’Origo 3D ne voit le jour. Aujourd’hui, la firme est en quête d’investisseurs prêts à miser sur son projet. Artur Tchoukanov et Joris peelings espèrent pouvoir lancer la commercialisation de l’imprimante d’ici un an et demi.Le 13 octobre 2011 à 18:10 • Maxime Lambert
More information: K. A. Matveev and A. V. Andreev. “Hybrid Sound Modes in One-Dimensional Quantum Liquids.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.026803Also at: arXiv:1804.02369 [cond-mat.mes-hall] Ordinary sound waves—small oscillations of density—can propagate through all fluids, causing the molecules in the fluid to compress at regular intervals. Now physicists have theoretically shown that in one-dimensional quantum fluids not one, but two types of sound waves can propagate. Both types of waves move at approximately the same speed, but are combinations of density waves and temperature waves. Citation: Unusual sound waves discovered in quantum liquids (2018, July 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-07-unusual-quantum-liquids.html Explore further The physicists, Konstantin Matveev at Argonne National Laboratory and Anton Andreev at the University of Washington, Seattle, have published a paper on the hybrid sound waves in quantum liquids in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.”One-dimensional liquids have fascinating quantum properties that have been studied by physicists for decades,” Matveev told Phys.org. “Quite surprisingly, we have been able to show that even such an essentially classical phenomenon as sound is also very unusual in these liquids. Our work implies that even the simplest classical properties of a fluid can be strongly affected by its quantum nature.”Although classical fluids generally support just one type of sound wave (a density wave), one exception is liquid helium. As a superfluid, liquid helium can flow without friction, which gives it the ability to flow up the sides of its container, among other unusual properties. Unlike classical fluids, superfluid helium supports two types of sound waves—a density wave and a temperature wave—which propagate at different velocities.As the physicists explain, in some ways one-dimensional quantum fluids are similar to superfluid helium, as both fluids support two types of sound waves. In other ways, however, they are quite different: instead of one sound wave being a density wave and the other sound wave being a temperature wave, the two sound waves each combine characteristics of both density and temperature waves. This hybrid nature of sound waves in one-dimensional quantum liquids is different than the nature of sound waves in any other fluid, including liquid helium. In addition, the scientists showed that the two hybrid sound waves propagate at nearly equal speeds, with the difference in speed depending on the temperature.In the future, the physicists expect that these hybrid sound waves can be experimentally demonstrated in long quantum wires or atomic traps, in which one-dimensional quantum liquids are known to exist. Liquids are capable of supporting waves with short wavelengths only Journal information: Physical Review Letters Photograph by Hinrich Oltmanns, Pexels.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 Phys.org
Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Apple managed to split opinions more widely than ever this year. The iPhone 7 lost the headphone jack, the MacBook Pro refresh was disappointing for power-hungry professionals, and the desktop line of Mac computers hasn’t seen any love for years, suggesting to some that Macs on the desktop may in fact be dead.Tim Cook put the record straight yesterday, however, and gave some hope to Apple fans desperate for a new desktop computer. As reported by TechCrunch, as part of a wider post on an internal Apple employee message board, Cook was asked the question, “We had a big MacBook Pro launch in October and a powerful upgrade to the MacBook back in the spring. Are Mac desktops strategic for us?”Cook responded by reassuring employees that, “the desktop is very strategic for us.” He went on to point out that, “The current generation iMac is the best desktop we have ever made and its beautiful Retina 5K display is the best desktop display in the world.” Most importantly, he confirmed that Mac desktops are not dead, “if there’s any doubt about that with our teams, let me be very clear: we have great desktops in our roadmap. Nobody should worry about that.”There’s no detail beyond that. We don’t know when new Macs will be announced, and we don’t know if Cook is referring to the iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, or all three. That’s a shame, as I think we’ve reached a point now where Apple is unfairly asking existing Mac owners to wait too long for their next hardware purchase.The last time the Mac Pro received a hardware refresh was Dec. 19, 2013. The iMac and Mac Mini were last refreshed on Oct. 16, 2014. Clearly they are all well overdue for new components to bring them in line with what non-Mac desktops offer in terms of performance in 2016. December 20, 2016 This story originally appeared on PCMag Enroll Now for Free
State Rep. Brandt Iden this week secured final legislative approval for $500,000 to support the Seita Scholars Program at Western Michigan University – an initiative allowing more foster care youth to attend college.The program provides scholarships for students with foster care backgrounds to attend WMU. The $500,000 in state aid would cover costs for an additional 50 students. This is the first time the program has received state support, Iden said.“It’s a great program for individuals who have gone through the foster care system, and this funding will create an opportunity for even more kids to participate,” said Iden, of Oshtemo Township. “The Seita Scholars initiative opens doors to a better future for kids from across the state. I’ve personally met some of these students and they’re phenomenal. I’m a big believer in the program and am proud to advocate for all the good it does.”Iden employed a Seita Scholars alum in his legislative office during his first term in the Michigan House.“Unfortunately, national statistics show not many kids from the foster care system get college degrees. Programs like Seita Scholars will turn that around,” Iden said. “It changes lives for the better, one kid at a time.”The budget bills are headed to Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration. 13Jun Rep. Iden secures funding to create opportunities for students with foster care backgrounds at WMU Categories: Iden News,News
Share2TweetShareEmail2 SharesBy Erik Drost (Flickr: Quicken Loans Arena) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia CommonsJune 14, 2016; Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio sued the city of Cleveland over its rules and regulations for protests and marches for the upcoming Republican National Convention (RNC). The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Citizens for Trump, Organize Ohio, and the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, claims that the restrictions violate freedom of speech and that the city has not followed its initial policy of granting permits for protests and marches on a first-come-first-served basis. The ACLU’s main goals with this lawsuit are to reduce the restrictions, increase the hours per day for protests and marches, and allow greater access for marches and protests in areas that will be more visible to the main event space, the Quicken Loans arena. In addition, the ACLU is seeking immediate action on permit applications for the three groups that have applied for permits. Not knowing if the permit is approved or denied is prohibiting each group from being able to organize its supporters to have the greatest impact. A hearing is scheduled for today, June 23rd, to address these issues.In the meantime, the city of Cleveland responded on Monday, stating that its rules for marches and protests are in line with those used by other cities that hosted conventions in the past. Further, to change the rules now could negatively impact public safety. Changing the parade route could create traffic issues for citizens who still must report to work that week, and would disrupt the plans for shuttling delegates and media to and from the Convention. The city also stated that it has approved 51 permits for protests and marches, including for Citizens for Trump one of the organizations named in the ACLU’s filing. Other organizations that have had their permits approved include the League of Women Voters, the Cleveland Immigration Network, Revolution Books bookstore, and the infamous Westboro Baptist Church.However, the statement also confirmed that the city had denied a permit for Organize Ohio, a statewide organization that supports community organizing to bring about change on issues like housing, poverty, and the state budget. Organize Ohio had planned a march to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the race riots in the Hough neighborhood, which began on July 18th—the same day that the RNC opens. Representatives from Organize Ohio plan to appeal the decision and claim that they will march regardless.—Kelley MalcolmShare2TweetShareEmail2 Shares
Broadmoore Gardens, East Third AvenueChristopher Ryans, 30, is charged with second-degree assault and shooting into an occupied dwelling.Tuscaloosa Police responded to Broadmoore Gardens apartments May 25 around 3:30 a.m.When police arrived, they found a 33-year-old man who’d been shot in the calf. The victim told police he’d had an argument with 30-year-old Christopher Ryans outside his apartment, but went inside and closed his door. Right after the door closed, the victim said he heard a gunshot and was hit in the leg.Ryans has been charged with second-degree assault and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling. He was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $45,000 bond. Nearly half a dozen shootings happened in Tuscaloosa County over the weekend, leaving one person in critical condition and several others injured. Here’s a roundup:Jemison Avenue, May 25Latoya Shardae Ward, 31, was charged with attempted murder May 25, 2019.Tuscaloosa Police responded to the 2200 block of Jemison Avenue May 25 around 2 p.m. on a shots-fired call.When they arrived, police found a 31-year-old woman who said that when she arrived at her boyfriend’s house she got into a fight with another 31-year-old woman who was already there.The victim said that woman, now identified as Latoya Shardae Ward, was armed with a knife so the victim pepper-sprayed her. That’s when Ward went to a vehicle, grabbed a pistol and fired at the victim several times. The victim was not hot.Ward has been charged with attempted murder and was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $50,000 bond. DCH Regional Medical Center reportThe Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said they were called to DCH Regional Medical Center around 6 p.m. May 26 after a 32-year-old man came to the emergency room in a private vehicle after he’d been shot in the chest.Police said the victim told deputies he was around Fifth Street Northeast in Holt when a black Honda containing several men drove by. The victim said one of those men called his name while another stepped out of the car and shot him.Deputies and investigators said they couldn’t locate the scene of the crime. The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening, deputies said. MORE INFORMATION2 Shootings in West Tuscaloosa Leave 2 Injured: May 27, 2019 Creekwood ApartmentsTuscaloosa Police responded to Creekwood Apartments at around 1:30 a.m. May 26.When officers arrived they found a 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman who’d each been shot several times. Both victims were taken to DCH Regional Medical Center for treatment, but the woman has since been taken to UAB Hospital and is suffering serious injuries. The man was released from DCH, but has not been able to provide investigators with any new information.Both victims were sitting inside a vehicle parked in front of an apartment building when an unknown suspect began firing into the vehicle. Police said the only description they have of this suspect is that he is a black man who was dressed in all black.Investigators are still processing the scene and attempting to locate witnesses and find a motive for the shooting. More than 15 shots were fired into the vehicle.Hay CourtWhile officers were at Creekwood Apartments on the above shooting, they heard more gunfire in the area.Soon after a 20-year-old woman told police she was inside her Hay Court apartment when it was shot into by an unknown person.Police said they don’t yet know if the Hay Court and Creekwood shootings are related.
When you picture the drug ketamine, you might think of that stoner you knew in high school or a bunch of people popping pills in neon-lit clubs.But do you ever picture a dentist’s office? Ketamine is often used as an anesthetic for procedures on people’s teeth.And it’s a multi-tasker. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved Spravato, a drug based on ketamine, called esketamine, to treat depression via a nasal spray.Here’s more about the FDA’s designation from The Verge:The drug must be administered as a nasal spray, patients must be taking another antidepressant at the same time, and it can only be given to patients who have (unsuccessfully) tried two antidepressants before. Most notably, people won’t able to pick up Spravato at the local Rite Aid. Spravato will only be available in certified clinics.Ketamine may not work for every patient, but for some, it may come as an enormous relief.About 12 to 20 percent of adults with depression don’t respond to other types of treatment or medication. That population is called “treatment resistant.”And some of the more commonly prescribed drugs, like Prozac or Trazodone, don’t have the efficacy we might hope for; studies show only around 37 percent of those who use these medications experience full remission.Journalist Alice Levitt is one of those treatment-resistant patients. And she finally tried ketamine. Here’s part of what she wrote for Vox about her experience:Each infusion lasted 45 minutes. After my first one, I had a nurse play the cast album of my favorite musical as the drip began. Instead of running wild, my mind became immersed in the music, albeit in a deeply dreamlike state. Each time, it took about 15 to 20 minutes after the effects of the treatment wore off for me to be able to open my eyes and start walking. Afterward, I was exhausted. The half-hour Uber ride home felt like hours as I longed for the warm embrace of a nap.Immediately after each treatment, I felt down. But by the time I woke up the next day, I was in less psychic pain and had more purpose. I would start the day on my long-neglected spin bike, feeling motivation that I’d lacked for months. Lunches with friends no longer felt like they existed just to show them I was still alive and making an effort to get out of the house. I was beginning to connect with the world outside my head again. I noticed myself smiling more. According to Shah, feeling the effects of ketamine within 24 hours of treatment is typical. “It is the most rapid-acting treatment for depression,” he said.After the final infusion, I had the initiative to start writing again. The following week quickly filled up with activities, both work and fun. I was living for the first time in months. It’s been three months since my last treatment, and I’ve even started to feel excited about my future. Shah says I am unlikely to need another dose — I was in the roughly 70 percent who achieve remission after one series of ketamine infusions.And while the research still doesn’t conclusively show that esketamine or ketamine causes depression to go away, the FDA said it approved Spravado because patients needed a new alternative.How do we treat an illness that affects millions of Americans? And why does it seem to be so challenging to find things that help?Produced by Gabrielle Healy. Text by Gabrielle Healy.If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Referral Helpline is 1-800-662-HELP (4357)GUESTSDr. Gary Sachs, Associate clinical professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical SchoolDr. Demitri Papolos, Co-director of the Program in Behavioral Genetics and associate professor of clinical psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at the Montefiore Medical CenterAlice Levitt, Writer covering medicine, travel and food, @aliceeatsFor more, visit https://the1a.org.© 2019 WAMU 88.5 – American University Radio. Copyright 2019 WAMU 88.5. To see more, visit WAMU 88.5.