first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Topics: Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting DFS Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter DFS The Illinois legislature has a wide range of regulatory models to consider when it comes to sports betting. This is largely due to Representative Michael Zalewski putting forward an open-ended proposal with the ultimate goal of legalising the vertical, leaving the decision on the final model to his Assembly and Senate counterparts. He tells iGamingBusiness.com why he believes this build-as-you-go approach will help generate sufficient support to bring sports betting legislation into law The Illinois legislature has a wide range of regulatory models to consider when it comes to sports betting. This is largely due to Representative Michael Zalewski putting forward an open-ended proposal with the ultimate goal of legalising the vertical, leaving the decision on the final model to his Assembly and Senate counterparts. He tells iGamingBusiness.com why he believes this build-as-you-go approach will help generate sufficient support to bring sports betting legislation into law.In February this year, newly installed Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker factored in $200m in future tax revenue from wagering activities in his 2020 budget proposal. This included $17m of tax revenue for fiscal year 2020, such is his confidence that regulations will be passed in the current legislative session.This effectively sounded the starting pistol on a race to regulate sports betting in the state, with Representative Michael Zalewski currently ahead of the pack with House Bill 3308.When originally filed, HB3308 simply contained a title: “This act may be cited as the Sports Wagering Act.” The bill has been designed to offer Illinois lawmakers a blank slate through which consensus can be built on the best possible model for the state.“Gambling bills in Illinois have traditionally been difficult to pass, as we have struggled to find the right recipe to pass legislation,” Zalewski explains. “This time, rather than waiting to the end of the session to put together one big bill, we’ve put out one that allowed for lots of different methods to be discussed.”“I think it has actually worked out very well,” he says, with four amendments proposed when the bill was assigned to the House Rules Committee, and a fifth added ahead of a sports betting hearing held last week.Zalewski suggests that the ultimate goal is to hit Pritzker’s financial targets. Pritzker has already suggested a model whereby 20 licences will be issued, at a cost of $10m each, with licensees then taxed at 20% of sports betting revenue.Zalewski says that under this structure, the goal of raising $200m is “very reasonable”, and predicts that the state could then generate between $40m and $60m each year, depending on how fast the market matures. Raising the money may be the goal, but how it is raised remains up for debate.Multiple models Three of the models put forward retain the $10m licence fee. Zalewski himself has proposed what is being described as the “New Jersey model”. This would see land-based and riverboat casinos permitted to offer online and land-based wagering, and allowed to operate skins as sub-licensees. Land-based revenue would be taxed at 15%, with online and mobile wagering taxed at 20% of revenue.The second amendment, put forward by Representative Katie Stewart, is described as the “Mississippi model”. This would see racetracks, casinos and off-track facilities allowed to offer wagering, though only 10 online licences would be available to land-based casinos.Representative André Thapedi’s proposal, meanwhile, has been dubbed the “professional sports league amendment”. It cuts the tax rate to 12.5%, but mandates an additional levy of 0.25% of handle be paid to the Illinois Gaming Board. This would then be distributed to the US professional sports leagues and governing bodies.The final proposal, Elizabeth Hernandez’s “lottery oversight amendment”, would see all sports betting conducted via the Department of the Lottery. It would limit sports betting in Illinois to land-based channels, with 50% of gross sports betting receipts to go to the state.The quartet was joined by a fifth ahead of last week’s hearing, added by Representative Bob Rita. This simply sets out a so-called bad actor clause, which states that any business that has accepted wagers in the state before legislation is passed be blocked from applying for a licence.It was made clear in the hearing that this is designed to block FanDuel and DraftKings from the market. The pair continued to offer daily fantasy contests in the state after the games were ruled to violate state law in 2015, and continue to dispute the ruling.While he put forward the so-called New Jersey model, Zalewski says that he did so as the legislation is “the most similar to what people would broadly expect a bill to look like”.Courting brick-and-mortar support “It gives the brick-and-mortar casinos and racetracks priority, whose support will be needed,” he explains. “I’m not wedded to it by any stretch; the other amendments we filed are also viable regulatory models, though I think the New Jersey model is a good starting point.”Ultimately, he says he will commit to supporting whichever regulatory model is chosen following the hearings and discussions with lawmakers.Yet this could mean he may find himself committing to backing the bad actor clause, which could potentially lock FanDuel and DraftKings, the leading lights of New Jersey’s regulated market, out of Illinois.“I think that amendment was put forward by a brick-and-mortar casino that was very interested in having sports wagering, that are very interested in having a corner of the market,” Zalewski says of Rita’s amendment. “They are very concerned that DFS will have an improper monopoly [due to the likes of FanDuel and DraftKings’ activity in the state], so asked for the amendment to be filed.“We will work with the casinos and the fantasy sports operators to try to reach an agreed disposition.”Despite the amendment shifting focus away from the core business of sports betting regulation during the hearing, he insists that bringing up such issues are important – even if he does suggest that it’s only a minor element of the debate.“I think it’s always healthy to have a good discourse and to allow people to negotiate these things in the open air, so I don’t mind healthy disagreement,” he says. “I think the DFS operators are a small part of this conversation, but I’m happy to have this sort of dialogue.”He says that such issues arise because, to an extent, the state’s brick-and-mortar casinos believe the sports betting conversation should centre around them.“They’ve invested a lot of capital and employ a lot of people, so they do play an important role, but I think it’s important to put the best policy forward for the state, so that’s why we’re keeping our options open,” Zalewski says.But keeping the options open means there is still a lot more work needing to be done. Zalewski says more hearings will take place in the coming weeks, to flesh out the proposals further, after which a new round of refined amendments will be introduced.“When we do that we’ll hopefully whittle down our options and come forth with an agreed bill,” he says.The clock is ticking, with the 2019 regular session ending on May 31. There is now just less than two months in which to finalise the preferred regulatory model and shepherd it through the two legislative chambers.Despite this Zalewski says he feels “appropriately optimistic”.“I think the governor really wants to get this done,” he says. “We have a majority of Democrats in the House and Senate, and Republicans have suggested they are willing to cooperate, so I would put my optimism levels at ‘appropriate’.” Regions: US Illinois Consensus building in Illinois Tags: Fantasy Sports Online Gambling 4th April 2019 | By Joanne Christielast_img read more

first_img Cricket IPL 2020 : IPL GC decides to continue with VIVO as title sponsor of IPL 2020 By Kunal Dhyani – August 2, 2020 CricketBCCIIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports NewsSport ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityUndoTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerUndoSpeaking to IANS, a BCCI official said that the matter was discussed in the meeting and it was decided to continue with VIVO as title sponsors.“The BCCI has taken this decision after the perusal of the sponsorship agreement and the ownership pattern and upon receiving legal advice in the matter,” the official explained.The BCCI had on June 19 tweeted on the matter from its IPL handle. “Taking note of the border skirmish that resulted in the martyrdom of our brave jawans, the IPL Governing Council has convened a meeting next week to review IPL’s various sponsorship deals.” the official handle of IPL had said.This was after the clash between India and China in the Galwan Valley. Twenty Indian Army men, including officers, were killed in an unprecedented violent clash with Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops at Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh.In other important matters, it was decided that the IPL final will be played on a Tuesday (November 10) this time round and there will be 10 double headers in the league. The league will be held from September 19 to November 10 and the evening matches will start at 7:30 p.m. Indian Standard Time. Cricket Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket Latest Sports News WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 15/1 (4.5 ov)- Follow Live Updates Cricket Previous articleEngland vs Ireland 3rd ODI: When and Where to watch, ENG vs IRE ODI Live Telecast,Date and Time, SquadsNext articleF1 British GP : Lewis Hamilton stays unstoppaF1 British GP : Lewis Hamilton stays unstoppable, wins British GP for record 7th timeble, wins British GP for record 7th time Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Wales begin second half in hope of equalizer; Follow Live Updates PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Cricket TAGSIndian Premier LeagueIPL 2020IPL 2020 DatesIPL 2020 Governing CouncilschedulesVIVO IPL 2020 SHARE Cricket Facebook Twitter Cricket Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its all-important Governing Council meeting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday decided to continue with Vivo as the title sponsor.Also Read : https://www.insidesport.co/ipl-2020-ipl-2020-final-dates-released-indian-premier-league-will-be-played-from-sep-19th-to-nov-10th-2/While there have been issues between India and China, the decision has been taken keeping in mind the sponsorship agreement and after consulting the legal team.IPL 2020 : VIVO will stay as title sponsor for IPL 2020 YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Devon Conway smashes fifty; R Ashwin gets Latham- NZ 99/1 (43.5 ovs)- Follow Live Updates BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check last_img read more

first_imgChobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileChobe Holdings Limited owns and operates eleven eco-tourism lodges and camps on leased land in Northern Botswana and the Caprivi Strip in Namibia through its subsidiaries. The holding company operates under two well-known hospitality brands; Desert & Delta Safaris and Ker & Downey Botswana. The eco-tourism group has a combined capacity of 314 beds, and provides added services for its guests such as transfers and private safari tours and game viewing. Safari Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chobe Holdings Limited which provides an air charter service to transport guests to and from its safari camps and lodges. The company also has interests in agricultural operations, property rental and a reservation service.last_img read more

first_img Year:  Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891811/expandable-house-urban-rural-systems Clipboard ArchDaily Area:  36 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Hebel, FibreglassSave this picture!© Dio Guna PutraRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The expandable house (‘rumah tambah’ in Bahasa Indonesia, or rubah for short) is designed to be one part of a sustainable response to the challenges of rapidly developing cities like Batam, in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago. Once a collection of sleepy fishing villages of a few thousand inhabitants, Batam developed to be a cosmopolitan city of over one million people in less than 40 years. This remarkable growth, fueled by a new free trade agreement and Batam’s proximity to Singapore, has not abated. Young migrants from all over Indonesia moved there to seek their fortune. By 2015 Batam was named the fastest growing city in the world. As a consequence, the city was confronted by major planning problems: How to accommodate the influx of migrants? How to provide sufficient housing, and appropriate water and sewage systems? How to fund adequate transport infrastructure, and provide schools, universities and hospitals?Save this picture!© Dio Guna PutraThe expandable house project focuses on the challenge of housing. It does so by allowing the building to be flexibly configured around the fluctuating patterns of resource consumption and expenditure, or metabolism, of its residents. Practically this means understanding the patterns of household income generation and expenditure, water, energy and food consumption, as well as waste production. As this metabolism is usually uneven and often precarious, it is important that the architecture can be a dwelling and income generating unit, that manages its own waste, water and energy locally.Save this picture!© Dio Guna PutraThe expandable house is designed around the following five principles:1. Sandwich Section. The house provides a roof that can be hoisted, and floor and foundations (the bread) that can support up to three additional floors (the filling). This system allows flexible financing whereby the developer or state housing agency provides the roof and foundations, while the residents provide infill as their circumstances require and budget allows. It also helps accommodate crucial income generating functions (shop, café, garage, cottage industry) along with dwelling.Save this picture!© Dio Guna Putra2. Domestic Density. The house encourages domestic densification in the vertical dimension. This supports the benefits of co-location of dwellings and employment. It also helps to reduce the settlement footprint on arable land, and the demand for expensive infrastructures (roads, electrical and potable water networks).Save this picture!© Dio Guna Putra3. Decentralized Systems. Rainwater harvesting and solar electricity generating technologies, sewage and septic tank systems, and passive cooling principles are integrated locally with the expandable house, avoiding expensive and often unreliable centralized, or ‘big pipe’, approaches to infrastructure provision.Save this picture!Plan4. Productive Landscapes. The expandable house integrates food and building material production capacity locally. This is achieved by integrating bamboo plantations and kitchen gardens into the planning logic of the house, and helps further diversify the resource base of the expandable house.Save this picture!© Dio Guna Putra5. Seed Package. The expandable house is designed as a seed package, containing technologies, material strategies and planning guidelines that can develop in different ways depending on local social, cultural and environmental conditions. We intend that diverse tropical towns will grow from the common seed package.Project gallerySee allShow lessMushroom House / SPACESPACESelected ProjectsWhare Koa House / Strachan Group ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891811/expandable-house-urban-rural-systems Clipboard CopyUrbanism, Houses, Sustainability•Batam, Indonesia Expandable House / Urban Rural Systems center_img CopyAbout this officeUrban Rural SystemsOfficeFollowProductsConcretePlastic#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsUrbanismResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityBatamOn InstagramIndonesiaPublished on April 03, 2018Cite: “Expandable House / Urban Rural Systems ” 03 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_img Tagged with: Awards corporate Research / statistics At the the third Annual Companies and Communities Awards, Deutsche Bank and npower jointly received the Effective Giving Award, and ESS Support Services Worldwide the Innovation Award.The awards, which recognise and reward companies that are shaping the future of CCI, were hosted by radio and TV presenter Jenni Murray at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Russell Prior, Executive Director of Company Services at CAF, said: “The research published today and the high quality of award entries CAF received this year, signal how much CCI has advanced in recent years. It’s certainly embedded within many leading UK corporates and the challenge now is to give other organisations with less established programmes the tools to invest in the community effectively. “The CAF Companies and Communities Awards provide a vehicle for this communication, as sharing knowledge about best practice is vital.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities Aid Foundation announced new research findings at its 2006 Companies and Communities Awards ceremony this week which showed that education was by far the most popular object of support for the top companies that support their communities.The CAF Corporate Community Investment (CCI) study found that currently all of the top 30 giving companies detailed in the report invest in education, with youth related and environmental causes in second and third place at 93% and 80% respectively.Many of these companies are focusing their support on areas of education that directly reflect their core business activities, representing a “real shift in community investment” according to CAF. For example, Sainsbury’s focus on education aims to increase understanding of food, BT concentrates on communication activities with young people, and Severn Trent’s goal is to increase environmental awareness. Advertisementcenter_img Now all top 30 UK company givers support education Howard Lake | 7 December 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_img  166 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30 WATCH: Lizzie’s story[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt01FW-S3lE[/youtube] Cure Leukaemia raised a record amount in 2017, breaking the £2m barrier for the first time to achieve a gross income of £2,222,720, with a team of just five staff.The total raised by Cure Leukaemia was an increase of 50% from previous years. The charity’s primary objective was to raise an additional £1m to complete the £3.4m funding required to expand the Centre for Clinical Haematology (CCH) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and double its capacity. The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) granted £2.4m towards the project with the Cure Leukaemia team of four full-time members of staff and one part-time employee committing to raise the remaining capital by December 31. It achieved this through a combination of trust and foundation grants, major and community fundraising events and generous donors.Chief Executive James McLaughlin said:“We resisted the temptation to recruit more staff when we committed to this because we knew that by utilising our multi-skilled and commercially experienced team of five staff we could deliver the additional £1m. Developing a clear strategy for our £1m appeal was key to delivering these results.”The expanded Centre reopened to treat patients on January 8 and has doubled its capacity for patients from 10,000 to 20,000 per year. It has also doubled its capacity for clinical trials for blood cancer patients that have exhausted standard care for the disease and also for specialist research nurse positions. A new day unit has also been created. Main image: Deutsche Bank staff visiting the Centre for Clinical Haematology left to right: Cure Leukaemia CEO James McLaughlin, Steve Turner, Professor Charlie Craddock CBE, Ian Melia, Nicole Lovett, CML patient Mark Nicholas, Krysia Kozniewska, Paul Anderson  165 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Patient Lizzie Dean (with her mum) being treated by Cure Leukaemia funded specialist research nurse Donna Walsh in the new day unit at the Centre for Clinical Haematology.10% of the additional £1m came from the fundraising efforts of Wolverhampton Wanderers and its fans in support of their goalkeeper Carl Ikeme after his leukaemia diagnosis last July. The charity also applied to become one of Deutsche Bank’s Charities Of The Year for 2018 and 2019. The process began in May when Cure Leukaemia submitted its application alongside 90 other UK charities. It became one of the six charities put forward for the organisation’s 11,000 staff to vote for in October, and received vocal support from well-known figures in both business, sport and entertainment including Gareth Southgate, Gary Lineker, Andy Street CBE and comedian Adil Ray OBE.Cure Leukaemia’s campaign was successful in becoming Deutsche Bank’s Charity of the Year for 2018/19 alongside Rays of Sunshine. The partnership has the potential to be worth £2m and the focus for Cure Leukaemia now is to not only maximise the potential of the Deutsche Bank opportunity, but also see out further national support over the next two years.CEO James McLaughlin added: Advertisement Melanie May | 16 March 2018 | News Cure Leukaemia raises over £2m with staff of just five Tagged with: fundraising and regular giving Fundraising ideas “The Deutsche Bank partnership will undoubtedly prove transformational for Cure Leukaemia and the work the charity supports and it will also lay the foundations for sustained growth in the future.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30last_img read more

first_imgAmiri BarakaAmiri Baraka — an award-winning poet, playwright and Black revolutionary — died on Jan. 9 at the age of 79 in Newark, N.J., following a short illness. He was a supporter of many left-wing causes, including the ongoing struggle to free political prisoners like Mumia Abu-Jamal. In 2009, the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture held a 75th birthday tribute event for Baraka in Harlem, N.Y. A memorial and funeral were held for Baraka at Newark Symphony Hall on Jan. 18, where thousands of people attended to celebrate his life and immeasurable political and cultural contributions. The following are excerpts from the obituary that was distributed at the memorial.Amiri Baraka (aka Imamu Baraka, aka LeRoi Jones) was born Oct. 7, 1934, in Newark, N.J., to the late Coyt Leroy Jones and Anna (Russ) Jones. He left Howard University a semester short of graduating and later joined the Air Force, where he was discharged because of his affiliation with reading material that was considered subversive.After leaving the Air Force, Amiri moved to New York, where he took an editorial job at a music magazine, The Record Changer, and settled in Greenwich Village. He co-founded a literary magazine, Yugen, which published his work and that of Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and Jack Kerouac. With the poet Diane di Prima, he established and edited another literary magazine, The Floating Bear. He also started a small publishing company, Totem Press, which in 1961 issued his first collection of verse, “Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note.”“Mr. Jones considered himself a largely apolitical writer at first. His poetry was concerned more with introspection, but he was radicalized by traveling to Cuba in 1960, the year after Fidel Castro came to power, to attend an international conference featuring writers from an array of third world countries. As a result, he later said that he came to believe that art and politics should be forever linked.” — Margalit Fox, New York TimesHis political awakening was soon manifested in his work. His first major book, “Blues People,” published in 1963, placed black music — from blues to free jazz — in a wider socio-historical context.Baraka’s reputation as a playwright was establish­ed with the production of “Dutchman” at Cherry Lane Theater in New York on March 24, 1964. The con­troversial play subse­quent­ly won the Obie Award for Best Off-Broadway Play and was made into a film in 1967. The critically acclaimed play was revived by Cherry Lane Theater in January 2007 and has been reproduced around the world.In 1965, Baraka moved to Harlem where he founded the Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School. BARTS lasted only one year but had a lasting influence on the direction of Afro-American Arts. BARTS sent five trucks a day into the Harlem community, full of artists and poets, to display artwork and perform poetry readings, music and drama. Performances were given in changed locations each day. Vacant lots, playgrounds and housing projects pushed art that would be “Black as Bessie Smith,” mass-based, revolutionary and taken to the people; reflecting the intensity of the entire Black Liberation Movement. In 1966, when BARTS was dissolved, Baraka returned to Newark, his hometown.In 1966, Amiri married Amina Baraka, formerly Sylvia Robinson. Together they inaugurated The Spirit House and the Spirit House Movers that brought drama, music and poetry from across the country to Newark. The Barakas founded the Committee for Unified Newark and the ­Congress of ­Afrikan People. Both CFUN and COAP led support in the election of Kenneth A. Gibson as the first Black mayor of a major northeastern city, spearheaded by the 1972 Gary, Ind. convention. In 1968, Baraka co-edited “Black Fire: Anthology of Afro-American Writing,” with Larry Neal.Amiri and Amini Baraka founded ­Kimako’s Blues People, a multimedia arts space, from a small theater in their Newark home. Amiri founded the jazz/poetry ensemble Blue Ark, which played at the Berlin Festival and throughout the U.S. His jazz opera, “Money,” with Swiss composer, George Gruntz, was performed in part at George Wein’s New York Festival in the early 90s. “Primitive World,” with music by David Murray, was also performed in part at same New York Festival, at the Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe and the Black Drama Festival in Winston Salem, N.C. His Bumpy: Bopera, with music by jazz drummer, Max Roach, was performed in 1991 at Newark Symphony Hall and at San Diego Repertory Theatre. Amiri founded the New Arkestra, a big band working to produce a living archive of this music.In the fall of 2002, Baraka, who had been named New Jersey Poet Laureate by then Gov. James McGreevy, came under fire from the New Jersey Office of the Anti-Defamation League, the New Jersey Assembly and others after a reading at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s annual poetry festival in Stanhope, N.J., of his controversial poem, “Somebody Blew Up America,” about the 9/11 attacks. Baraka’s $10,000 stipend was rescinded and the poet laureate position eliminated in 2003 by Gov. McGreevey, who resigned in disgrace in 2004. In 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Baraka’s case in which he asserted his First Amendment rights were violated. Baraka was also the poet laureate of the Newark Public Schools in 2002.Amiri Baraka taught at Yale University, Rutgers University and George Washington University and spent 20 years on the faculty of the State University of New York in Stony Brook, where he retired as Professor of Africana Studies in 1994. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1995.His book of short stories, “Tales of the Out and the Gone,” was published in 2007. “Home,” his book of social essays, was re-released by Akashic Books in 2009. The Before Columbus Foundation selected Baraka’s “Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music” as winner of the 31st Annual American Book Awards for 2010. In 2012, Baraka received the Jazz Journalists Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Previous articleNew Coalition Petitions USDA over Herbicide Tolerant CropsNext articleFarm Bill Process Remains Contentious Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Domestic Fuels Act Highlighted at RFA Legislative Forum By Andy Eubank – Apr 18, 2012 Home Energy Domestic Fuels Act Highlighted at RFA Legislative Forum To weaken imported oil’s grip on Americans we must expand the availability and use of domestically-produced renewable fuels. That was the message of Senator John Hoeven at the inaugural Renewable Fuels Association’s Washington Legislative Forum. Hoeven detailed the elements of the bipartisan Domestic Fuels Act introduced last month and expressed the importance of making all fuels available to American consumers and businesses through market-based measures that increase competition and remove bureaucratic obstacles to producing and marketing fuels. He said it’s about giving customers choice and better prices at the pump by empowering retailers to market multiple fuels using the same equipment.The Domestic Fuels Act would streamline the process so all fuels can be stored and dispensed with common equipment; provide liability protection for retailers that meet the streamlined EPA standards; and establish a new pathway for retailers to ensure their equipment is safe and legally recognized as compatible to sell new fuels. RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen says the legislation is a perfect example of the kind of thoughtful policies that can be created when all stakeholders work together for the common good. He adds that the Domestic Fuels Act responds to the specific desire of Americans to have more options at the pump.Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

first_imgLinkedin ReddIt Linkedin Facebook Mr. and Ms. TCU nominations open ReddIt + posts Record 20,000 first-year applicants for fall 2018 Kate Redfieldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kate-redfield/ Facebook Kate Redfieldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kate-redfield/ Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Frogs for Wellness looking to expand peer education program Kate Redfield is a journalism major with minors in design studies and comparative race and ethnic studies. A California native, Kate enjoys spending time outdoors, “gifting” her opinion, writing, and eating good food. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Bookstore hosts release party for student-authored cookbook Twitter print“Veggie burger bowl” recipe. (Photo courtesy of Claire Hargis.)While some students came to college banking only on their ability to microwave Easy Mac, sophomore strategic communication major McKenzie Amaral was writing a book on simple, college-friendly recipes, inspired by NaNoWriMo this year.Amaral said she noticed students were tired of unhealthy, overcooked cafeteria food so she channeled her passion for the eating “experience” into her cookbook, “Dormet.”“I became so frustrated with the lack of experience that surrounds the college meal,” Amaral said. “A meal is supposed to be an experience that not only nourishes the body but also nourishes the soul.”“Apple pizza’s” recipe. (Photo courtesy of Claire Hargis.)She wrote her book with students in mind, accommodating for some of the challenges college students face when cooking, mainly: having to cook in a dorm room.“Unlike most college food options, ‘Dormet’ features recipes for simple, nutritious meals requiring minimal equipment and space,” Amaral said.Every meal featured in “Dormet” has a prep time of ten minutes or less and requires simple utensils, so students don’t have to sacrifice study time to pull together a meal.Despite being a student with study demands of her own, Amaral said writing the book actually helped improve her stress levels.“Cooking and writing have always been stress relievers for me,” Amaral said. “Being able to combine them both has proved to be the ultimate stress reliever.”The book will be available for purchase on Amazon sometime this March and a book release party will be held in April at the TCU Bookstore. Amaral said she also plans to reach out to other booksellers and retailers around the country, targeting college student and young adult markets.As for her future in the writing and wellness industries, she said she hopes this hobby can be cooked into a business. Kate Redfield Kate Redfieldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kate-redfield/ Previous articleNo. 14 beach volleyball drops to 3-3 after pair of lossesNext articleBrodziansky, Williams earn All-Big 12 Honors for consecutive seasons Kate Redfield RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kate Redfieldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kate-redfield/ TAGSfoodHealth Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

first_imgTCU News Now 3/17/2021 Twitter printWelcome to the first episode of Open House, the podcast about all things SGA. My name is Kyle Atwood, and I look forward to introducing you to the people and projects of student government. Tune in to hear my interview with Azhan Hasan and a brief description of how SGA works. Noah Parkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/noah-parker/ TCU News Now 4/1/2021 Noah Parker Linkedin Previous articleHoroscope: February 7, 2020Next articleMen’s tennis suffers another loss on the road Noah Parker RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter + posts Noah Parkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/noah-parker/ Noah Parkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/noah-parker/ TCU News Now 2/10/2021 ReddIt Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Linkedin ReddIt Despite projected results, key days still ahead in post-election process 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Facebook 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Noah Parkerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/noah-parker/ Facebooklast_img read more

first_img China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures January 17, 2018 – Updated on December 3, 2018 China: Uyghur citizen-journalist completes fourth year in prison Follow the news on China He was given a life sentence on a separatism charge at the end of a trial held behind closed doors eight months later in Urumqi, the capital of the western province of Xinjiang, which has a large Uyghur community. He is now aged 48. News RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more A teacher at Beijing’s Central University for Nationalities, Tohti was arrested on 15 January 2014, the day that the authorities closed the news website that he edited, Uighur Online (Uighurbiz), and detained all those writing for it. Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedInternetCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionPredatorsRSF Prize News Organisation China is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. PHOTO: FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP After visiting him prison in July 2016, his family said they feared for his health because he had lost a lot of weight. RSF shares their concern. Both Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel peace laureate, and Yang Tongyan, a blogger, died last year after being denied medical care in detention. Other leading Chinese detainees such as Liu Xiaobo’s widow, Liu Xia, the journalist and RSF laureate Huang Qi, and the blogger Wu Gan, risk the same fate. News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the world not to forget Ilham Tohti, a leading Uyghur academic and citizen-journalist who was arrested exactly four years ago this week and who is serving a life sentence for what he wrote about Uyghur issues. Help by sharing this information to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes The European Parliament nominated him for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in September 2016. ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedInternetCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionPredatorsRSF Prize “The situation of Ilham Tohti, a citizen-journalist condemned to spend the rest of his life in prison for running a news website, is typical of the massive human rights violations taking place under President Xi Jinping,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia bureau. “It should be noted that he was calling not for separatism but rather for a dialogue to reach a peaceful solution to his community’s problems.” March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img to go further March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa News Reporters Without Borders is concerned at an upsurge in harassment and obstruction of journalists since the 11 January ruling barring huge numbers of reformist candidates from contesting 20 February parliamentary elections. The international press freedom organisation has called on the authorities in the Islamic Republic to allow journalists to freely report on the political crisis currently shaking the country. Reporters Without Borders also urged the authorities to grant visas to all foreign journalists who apply for them. News Organisation Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News News Follow the news on Iran Receive email alerts February 9, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities urged to stop harassing journalists and allow free coverage of the electoral crisis Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is concerned at an upsurge in harassment and obstruction of journalists since the 11 January ruling barring huge numbers of reformist candidates from contesting 20 February parliamentary elections. The international press freedom organisation has called on the authorities in the Islamic Republic to allow journalists to freely report on the political crisis currently shaking the country. Reporters Without Borders also urged the authorities to grant visas to all foreign journalists who apply for them.Eight reformist dailies – Yas-e no, Sharq, Nassim-e Sabah, Tosseh, Aftab-e Yazd, E’temad, Hambastegi, et Mardomsalari – were threatened by the legal authorities in the week of 29 January for their coverage of the sit-in by reformist deputies in front of the parliament.Prosecutor Said Mortazavi has called on the Ministry for Culture and Islamic Orientation to issue a warning to these newspapers accusing them of “sowing discord”. The prosecutor went even further on 8 February with the threat, “Any newspaper carrying articles about the election boycott will be immediately closed down.”Five journalists have also been officially summoned by the Justice Ministry:- Shadi Sadr, journalist at Yas-e no and publisher of the site www.womeniran.com is due to appear shortly before a court in Qazvin to respond to a complaint from the prosecutor’s office.- Abdollah Nasseri, head of the official IRNA news agency, was summoned by Section 1083 of the Teheran court to respond to complaints from the prosecutor’s office linked to his coverage of the political crisis.- Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, editor-in-chief of several major banned reformist newspapers, was summoned on 28 January by the 6th section of the Teheran court over his articles on the parliamentary crisis.- Abdolrassul Vessal, publisher of the daily Iran, was summoned by the 6th section of Teheran court over its report on the government spokesman’s speech during the reformist deputies’ sit-in at parliament. He is accused of “publishing false news”.- Rassul Montakhabnia, reformist deputy and journalist, was summoned by the Clergy Court over a highly critical article about a speech by the Guide of the Islamic Republic about the press in Iran.Throughout the country and particularly in provincial cities, journalists have confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that they have received phone threats over articles about the political crisis. Courts have summoned some newspaper bosses this week on the basis of complaints laid many months or even years earlier.Finally, several media have been shut down:- The weekly Hadith-e Kerman, in Kerman province was closed on 7 February for coverage last year of serial killings committed by armed militia.-Another weekly in Khorrassan province, No Andish, was suspended for one year on 4 February on the order of the 7th appeal court in Mashhad, on the basis of a complaint from the prosecutor’s office. The editor-in-chief, the publisher and a journalist were fined five million rials (about 500 euros at the official rate) and another journalist was fined 1 million de rials (about 100 euros). Help by sharing this information June 9, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalistslast_img read more

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Pasadena Health Officials Confirm 16 New COVID-19 Cases, But No Additional Fatalities No additional deaths reported on Thursday By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 4:11 pm 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News City officials reported 16 additional cases of the Coronavirus on Thursday and no deaths.The new numbers takes the city’s case count to 1,099 and 86 deaths.Also Thursday, the county again loosened its coronavirus health restrictions, allowing more businesses to reopen beginning Friday, provided they meet required safety protocols. The businesses cleared to reopen are:• card rooms, satellite wagering facilities and racetracks with no spectators;• personal care services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, body art studios, piercing shops, massage therapy, skin care and cosmetology business; and bars, wineries, breweries and tasting rooms.County officials stressed the need for individual businesses to meet required protocols before reopening. Employers and customers will be required to wear face coverings when around other people and maintain social distancing of at least six feet.Los Angeles County has had a long-standing order requiring residents to wear masks whenever they are mingling with other people outside of their own households. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday codified that order statewide, mandating face masks for people in practically all situations when they are outside of their homes and near other people. Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Subscribelast_img read more

first_img Pinterest Local News Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Previous articleOAT122520 Isly’s Fine Jewelry.jpgNext articleSchool Nutrition expands meal program Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  center_img Courtesy PhotoIsy’s Fine Jewelry is the winner of the first Merry and Bright Window Nights Downtown business holiday decorating contest. Their Christmas spirit shone brightest, making Isy’s Fine Jewelry the winner of the first Merry and Bright Window Nights Downtown business holiday decorating contest. The event was spearheaded by Downtown Odessa, Inc. Isy’s, whose décor theme was “jewelry winter wonderland,” received a cash prize of $500, according to a press release by Downtown Odessa, Inc. The second place winner, Keep Odessa Beautiful, received a cash prize of $250. Their theme was “upcycled Christmas.” A total of seven downtown businesses were in the contest; the others included: Home Hospice, Basin PBS, Proteus Salon, SIDE Bar Grill, Par II Companies and The Guardiola Law Firm, according to the press release. Various criteria were used in the contest judging, including creativity and aesthetics. The contest was judged by members of Downtown Odessa, Inc. All seven businesses are now eligible for the second round of the contest which will be determined by the public. “Fan Favorite award” voting begins today. To cast a vote for a business, contact Downtown Odessa contest coordinator Alexa Moulakis at 432-335-4682 or [email protected] The contest is one of several Winterfest events hosted by the non-profit Downtown Odessa organization. The Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt will run through 10 p.m., January 3. One grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize. A Magical Christmas is an augmented reality event that invites participants to use their cell phones to find and view various 3D images, including a giant Santa and his reindeer floating in the sky. There are 6 augmented reality stations set up around downtown that participants can activate by using a QR code. For more information about the events, visit www.downtownodessatx.com/christmas. WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – December 24, 2020 Isy’s Fine Jewelry wins downtown decorating contestlast_img read more

first_imgNewsx Adverts Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Derry, Sligo and Ennis will find out today which of them are to be the venue for next year’s all-Ireland Fleadh.The traditional music festival attracts up to three hundred thousand visitors.Derry was a late confirmation on the shortlist after the Ulster Council withdrew its support following two bomb explosions in the city last week.The subsequently bowed to public pressure and reversed their decision. Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img D-day for North west Fleadh bid 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – January 28, 2012 Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleOrganisers of Bloody Sunday march say time for protest is not overNext articleDeputy Joe McHugh says there is no guarantee over Carn hospital News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_img Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday March 26th By News Highland – March 26, 2019 Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday March 26th:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/26news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Previous articleJim Ferry avoids being jailed for contempt of court againNext articleDonegal fisherman commences hunger strike outside Leinster House News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(ZACATECAS, Mexic) — It’s hard for his mother to believe that 16 years to the day after she arrived with her firstborn son in the United States, he would be killed in the country they had both left behind.Manuel Antonio Cano Pacheco, 19, was kidnapped and killed May 18 in Zacatecas, Mexico, his mother said. Just weeks before, on April 24, he had been escorted by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the border at Laredo, Texas, after living in Iowa for nearly his entire life.“I wanted opportunities for him, for him to study here so that he could be somebody,” she told ABC News in Spanish of her reasons for bringing him to the United States at the age of 3 on May 18, 2002.Instead, he was buried thousands of miles away by his grandparents. His mother, who requested anonymity for fear that she could be targeted because of her own immigration status, said she was unable to attend his funeral.Now, she said his three siblings — all U.S. citizens — are left only with their memories of the teenager who wanted to be a mechanic, played soccer with his friends and hoped to raise his 1-year-old son with his girlfriend.‘This time, no one was able to share’“He was happy, he was easygoing, he brought a lot of smiles,” his mother said. “I always thought I would see him again, and with this news, there’s so much pain. It’s very difficult. I can’t believe it and I don’t want to accept it.”A “celebration of life” service was held for Pacheco Sunday at Trinity Las Américas United Methodist Church in Des Moines. Rev. Alejandro Alfaro-Santiz led the service, which was attended by about 20 people, he said, but few were able to speak through their grief.“People were devastated,” Alfaro-Santiz told ABC News of Pacheco’s widely reported death. “Usually, when we have memorial services — we call them celebrations of life, so people can celebrate the good times and remember the good times they have shared with their loved ones and keep a memory of something they did together — people usually talk and share some things. This time, no one was able to share.”“They were crying, they were sobbing,” he added. “We have some scripture readings and we usually also have friends and family do the readings, but of the three readings, I ended up doing two because people weren’t able to read.”‘Voluntary departure’Pacheco had been in Mexico only three weeks when his mother said he was kidnapped and killed. He grew up in Des Moines with his mother and siblings, and had been granted permission to stay in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), in May 2015, according to ICE.An Obama-era program, DACA allows some undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children — also known as Dreamers — to live and work. The program is in jeopardy as the courts decide whether President Donald Trump’s plans to end it are legal.In a statement, ICE said Pacheco’s DACA status had been terminated after he was convicted of three misdemeanors. Court records show he was convicted on marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession charges as well as traffic violations.“Manuel Antonio Cano-Pacheco, 19, from Mexico, was an illegal alien who was returned to Mexico on April 24, 2018, under escort by deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),” Shawn Neudauer, an ICE public affairs officer, said in a statement. “Cano-Pacheco illegally entered the U.S. with his parents on an unknown date. In May 2015, he was granted DACA status and employment authorization. In April 2017, ICE officers arrested Cano-Pacheco at the Polk County (Iowa) Jail following his conviction on a misdemeanor drug charge. About this same time, Cano-Pacheco was also convicted on a separate misdemeanor charge in Polk County.“ICE issued Cano-Pacheco a notice to appear before a federal immigration judge. Based on his criminal convictions, his DACA status was terminated making him amenable to deportation. After posting an immigration bond, he was released from ICE custody pending an immigration court hearing. While awaiting his immigration hearing, Cano-Pacheco was convicted in Iowa of two more misdemeanors, including for driving under the influence. On April 10, 2018, Cano-Pacheco requested and was granted voluntary departure, ‘under safeguards,’ by a federal immigration judge. He returned to Mexico at the border in Laredo, Texas under ICE escort April 24,” Neudauer said in the statement.‘He was desperate’He was detained Sept. 27, 2017, his mother said, and time in the detention center was hard on him, a sentiment echoed by Alfaro-Santiz, the pastor.“After he was detained in September, the detention conditions were very hard,” Alfaro-Santiz said. “That’s a problem that’s very prevalent, and there is not much light on that. But he was desperate and he ended up signing his paper requesting to be deported in April, even though his mom asked him not to do it because she knew all of the dangers of going back to Mexico, to Zacatecas.”“I think he didn’t want to be in jail anymore, to be closed off. He was desperate,” his mother said. “But I also think his lawyer told him to sign that.”Pacheco’s lawyer, Joseph Lopez-Wilson, told ABC News that “Pacheco confirmed in open court that he wanted to leave.”When Trump announced he planned to end DACA, his mother said, Pacheco was worried, as was she. Her family had told her how Zacatecas in north-central Mexico had grown to be one of the most violent places in the country.Two municipalities in Zacatecas, including Fresnillo, where Pacheco was living, made it onto the list of the country’s 20 deadliest cities, according to the Citizens’ Council on Public Security and Criminal Justice, a Mexican nonprofit that tracks such drug-related violence.The group also found that Zacatecas had the highest rate of kidnappings last year: 14.97 for every 100,000 residents, 15 times the average of the rest of the country.“He was worried that they were going to take all of this away from him, that he didn’t want to go to Mexico, these types of things,” his mother said. “I didn’t want him to be there, because I had spoken to my family, and they didn’t want him to be there either, because it’s very ugly there now.”‘He was an example to them’At first, Pacheco had seemed content, she said, meeting his grandparents and aunts and uncles. He was trying to make the best of it despite thinking it was unfair.Then, on May 18, as she left her job at a restaurant, she called her son for their usual chat, but he didn’t answer.“I wanted to call him to ask if he was OK, if he was getting used to it there. I called him every day,” she said. “It was a Friday. I came home at night and called him, and he didn’t answer. My family didn’t answer either, because they were out looking for him.”“On Saturday, they told me they had found him — but he was already dead,” she said.His mother said Pacheco’s brothers and sisters are struggling to accept that “they are not going to see him again.”“He was a good brother. When my husband was no longer here, he took them to school, he picked them up from school,” his mother said. “He was a good boy. He was an example to them.“They loved him very much,” she added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgABCNews.com(MCALLEN, Texas) — Border Patrol agents have faced a “huge challenge” over the past two weeks as the Trump administration vowed to separate families who crossed the southwest border illegally and then reversed course, according to Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan.Asked whether he believes it was a mistake to separate families, McAleenan responded: “I’m saying a better system would allow us to keep families together. So we need to overcome court rulings and the current status of the law that don’t allow us to do that effectively.”But, McAleenan said, the “current dialogue” tied to illegal immigration misses the larger issue: There’s a crisis of violence in Central America that has propelled a “surge of families and children” trying to sneak into the United States through Southern Texas in particular.“It’s not about what’s happening at the border,” McAleenan told ABC News after meeting with border officials in McAllen, Texas. “It’s about what’s happening to these families that led them to make the decision in Central America to try [and get to the United States]. They’re in the hands of Mexican cartels, dangerous organizations, and then the dangers of the crossing. That piece has lost focus in the current dialogue.”Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new “zero tolerance” policy in which every adult caught crossing the border illegally would be referred for prosecution. Because children can’t accompany their parents through the judicial system, that meant children were being separated from their families.Images showing migrants sitting and sleeping behind chain-link fencing inside CBP facilities, along with heart-wrenching stories of separation, prompted a national outcry. CBP operates what McAleenan described as “very temporary” holding facilities, where migrants are detained while they’re identified, questioned and processed.On Wednesday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order telling federal officials to keep migrant families together, even after they’re transferred from CBP’s temporary holding facilities to the custody of Health and Human Services housing or ICE.In light of the executive order, CBP has – at least for now – stopped referring family members for prosecution.“The main guidepost is the welfare of the child,” while also enforcing the law, McAleenan said.CBP plays a key role in making sure that the nearly 2,000 children who are now in HHS custody are able to be reunited with their families.“It’s very important at the outset that we process them carefully, and capture their file in our electronic systems … so that if they have a parent, even if it’s a short period of time during the stay in our facility, they can be connected and reunited with their parents,” the commissioner said. “We have that front-end process to ensure that the data is sound so that our partners at ICE and HHS know who the parents are and how they’re related.”Nevertheless, men, women and unaccompanied minors are still separated inside CBP facilities.“What we have to do is we have to protect them,” McAleenan said. “We can’t have certain groups of people with others – adult males with teenage girls.”On Monday morning, ABC News visited CBP’s central processing center in McAllen, where about 1,300 migrants are currently being held.McAleenan suggested CBP is working with the resources it has.“This is the funding we have,” he said. “It’s a safe facility. You can actually see what’s happening through the transparent fencing.”McAleenan disputed many of the reports alleging inhumane treatment, including reports that children would be taken from parents while the parents were showering or while at court.“We have a careful script for our agents, there’s a tear sheet that’s handed to each parent, and then intent was to make it very clear what’s happening,” according to McAleenan. “These stories of subterfuge, of people telling false narratives to get people to relax, that wasn’t happening to my knowledge.”While touring the McAllen facility on Thursday, ABC News saw no crying children – some children were watching cartoons on a large TV. In fact, the large warehouse-like facility was relatively quiet, and the only constant sound was the rustling of Mylar blankets that detainees used for warmth as they rested on large pads.When children do cry in the facilities, “it’s really tough,” McAleenan said. “Seeing the families and children, and what they go through to get here. They’re putting themselves in the hands of the most violent criminal organizations in the Western hemisphere.”He said he hopes the current “spotlight” on border issues “focuses attention” on what’s happening in Central America and “can be changed into a national conversation that helps us fix this [immigration-related] problem.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(EL PASO, Texas) — Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol officials made a concerted effort Friday to explain the circumstances surrounding the death of a 7-year-old girl in government custody after she and her father were apprehended attempting to cross the southern border into New Mexico.Since The Washington Post first reported on the girl’s case Thursday, five days after she died from dehydration and cardiac arrest, Democrats have called for an investigation and the ACLU has criticized how migrants apprehended on the border are treated once arrested.While defending how the case was handled, saying the girl received all the medical attention available despite a 90-minute delay after the father alerted agents she was sick, DHS officials said Friday the department’s Office of Inspector General would investigate the girl’s death.According to the DHS officials on a conference call with reporters, the girl was traveling from Guatemala with her father as part of a group of 163 people, including 50 children who were without parents or guardians. When they were apprehended in a remote desert area near the New Mexico border around 9 p.m. on Dec. 6, officials said, the girl was assessed to be in good health — but it would only be a matter of hours before the young girl’s health took a serious turn.Four border patrol agents apprehended the group of over 160 migrants and there were no medical staff on the scene, according to officials.“Our agents are almost always outnumbered in the middle of the night, that’s the work that we do,” said a CBP official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, in describing the nature of apprehending large groups like this one, which officials said wasn’t unusual.According to officials, Border Patrol has 1,300 has emergency medical personnel on staff. Several thousand U.S. military troops have been deployed to the border since November, and are scheduled to stay through January.Around 5 a.m., when the girl got on a bus with her father to a nearby base, he alerted agents she was throwing up and sick. Agents called ahead to Lordsburg Border Patrol Station about 95 miles away, where the bus was headed, officials said, so paramedics could meet them when they arrived. By the time they arrived around 6:30 a.m., the young girl’s father told agents she wasn’t breathing, officials said.“There wasn’t a whole lot more the agents could do in this situation” besides call ahead to alert medical staff, a CBP official said Friday when explaining the details of the night.Paramedics determined she had a 105.9-degree fever and she was airlifted to a children’s hospital in El Paso, Texas, where she went into cardiac arrest. While at the hospital, the young girl suffered brain swelling and liver failure. She was breathing by a machine before she died, according to CBP and DHS officials.She died at the hospital less than 24 hours later, DHS said.In an interview Friday morning on Fox News, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the girl’s death was “heart-wrenching” and an example of the dangerous trek to cross into the U.S. through its Southwest border.“We gave immediate care, we’ll continue to look into the situation, but again, I cannot stress enough how dangerous this journey is when migrants choose to come here illegally,” Nielsen said.What happened with the girl, whose name has not been released, adds to a growing concern about a number of deaths related to substandard healthcare provided in border facilities.Cynthia Pompa, an advocacy manager for the ACLU Border Rights Center, said the girl’s death shed a light on “inhumane conditions” at CBP facilities.“Lack of accountability, and a culture of cruelty within CBP have exacerbated policies that lead to migrant deaths. In 2017, migrant deaths increased even as the number of border crossings dramatically decreased,” Pompa said.“When the Trump administration pushes for the militarization of the border, including more border wall construction, they are driving people fleeing violence into the deadliest desert regions. The fact that it took a week for this to come to light shows the need for transparency for CBP. We call for a rigorous investigation into how this tragedy happened and serious reforms to prevent future deaths,” she said.U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which didn’t publicly alert the press of the girl’s death through regular channels, is currently reviewing their “notification and disclosure policy,” according to officials from the DHS and CBP, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.On Thursday, ABC News reported on the death of 52-year-old Gerardo Cruz, a father of six who died after 25 days in CBP custody, where his cellmate said he was throwing up blood.Cruz died in March, 25 days after he was first detained, 18 days after he arrived at a detention center in San Diego, and 17 days after first seeking medical attention.And in August, a mother filed suit against a detention center because of the death of her toddler, who died from a respiratory infection more than two months after her and her mother were detained.According to a claim filed by Yazmin Juarez, whose young daughter was named Mariee, the little girl contracted the sickness in the immigration detention facility.Human Rights Watch, which reviewed the 52 publicly available death reports of the 81 detainees who have died in detention since 2010, determined in June that almost half of those deaths were linked to substandard care.Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat from Texas who recently garnered popularity when he ran to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, called for a “complete investigation and the results shared with Congress and the public” on Thursday, after reports came out about the girl’s death.He was joined by other prominent Democrats, including former presidential candidate and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.“There are no words to capture the horror of a seven-year-old girl dying of dehydration in U.S. custody. What’s happening at our borders is a humanitarian crisis,” Clinton tweeted Friday morning.Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, who serves as ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, said Nielsen would face questions on the matter in a hearing scheduled for next Thursday.The committee “will be demanding immediate answers to this tragedy,” Nadler said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,iStock/Thinkstock(EL PASO, Texas) — Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol officials made a concerted effort Friday to explain the circumstances surrounding the death of a 7-year-old girl in government custody after she and her father were apprehended attempting to cross the southern border into New Mexico.Since The Washington Post first reported on the girl’s case Thursday, five days after she died from dehydration and cardiac arrest, Democrats have called for an investigation and the ACLU has criticized how migrants apprehended on the border are treated once arrested.While defending how the case was handled, saying the girl received all the medical attention available despite a 90-minute delay after the father alerted agents she was sick, DHS officials said Friday the department’s Office of Inspector General would investigate the girl’s death.According to the DHS officials on a conference call with reporters, the girl was traveling from Guatemala with her father as part of a group of 163 people, including 50 children who were without parents or guardians. When they were apprehended in a remote desert area near the New Mexico border around 9 p.m. on Dec. 6, officials said, the girl was assessed to be in good health — but it would only be a matter of hours before the young girl’s health took a serious turn.Four border patrol agents apprehended the group of over 160 migrants and there were no medical staff on the scene, according to officials.“Our agents are almost always outnumbered in the middle of the night, that’s the work that we do,” said a CBP official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, in describing the nature of apprehending large groups like this one, which officials said wasn’t unusual.According to officials, Border Patrol has 1,300 has emergency medical personnel on staff. Several thousand U.S. military troops have been deployed to the border since November, and are scheduled to stay through January.Around 5 a.m., when the girl got on a bus with her father to a nearby base, he alerted agents she was throwing up and sick. Agents called ahead to Lordsburg Border Patrol Station about 95 miles away, where the bus was headed, officials said, so paramedics could meet them when they arrived. By the time they arrived around 6:30 a.m., the young girl’s father told agents she wasn’t breathing, officials said.“There wasn’t a whole lot more the agents could do in this situation” besides call ahead to alert medical staff, a CBP official said Friday when explaining the details of the night.Paramedics determined she had a 105.9-degree fever and she was airlifted to a children’s hospital in El Paso, Texas, where she went into cardiac arrest. While at the hospital, the young girl suffered brain swelling and liver failure. She was breathing by a machine before she died, according to CBP and DHS officials.She died at the hospital less than 24 hours later, DHS said.In an interview Friday morning on Fox News, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the girl’s death was “heart-wrenching” and an example of the dangerous trek to cross into the U.S. through its Southwest border.“We gave immediate care, we’ll continue to look into the situation, but again, I cannot stress enough how dangerous this journey is when migrants choose to come here illegally,” Nielsen said.What happened with the girl, whose name has not been released, adds to a growing concern about a number of deaths related to substandard healthcare provided in border facilities.Cynthia Pompa, an advocacy manager for the ACLU Border Rights Center, said the girl’s death shed a light on “inhumane conditions” at CBP facilities.“Lack of accountability, and a culture of cruelty within CBP have exacerbated policies that lead to migrant deaths. In 2017, migrant deaths increased even as the number of border crossings dramatically decreased,” Pompa said.“When the Trump administration pushes for the militarization of the border, including more border wall construction, they are driving people fleeing violence into the deadliest desert regions. The fact that it took a week for this to come to light shows the need for transparency for CBP. We call for a rigorous investigation into how this tragedy happened and serious reforms to prevent future deaths,” she said.U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which didn’t publicly alert the press of the girl’s death through regular channels, is currently reviewing their “notification and disclosure policy,” according to officials from the DHS and CBP, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.On Thursday, ABC News reported on the death of 52-year-old Gerardo Cruz, a father of six who died after 25 days in CBP custody, where his cellmate said he was throwing up blood.Cruz died in March, 25 days after he was first detained, 18 days after he arrived at a detention center in San Diego, and 17 days after first seeking medical attention.And in August, a mother filed suit against a detention center because of the death of her toddler, who died from a respiratory infection more than two months after her and her mother were detained.According to a claim filed by Yazmin Juarez, whose young daughter was named Mariee, the little girl contracted the sickness in the immigration detention facility.Human Rights Watch, which reviewed the 52 publicly available death reports of the 81 detainees who have died in detention since 2010, determined in June that almost half of those deaths were linked to substandard care.Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat from Texas who recently garnered popularity when he ran to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, called for a “complete investigation and the results shared with Congress and the public” on Thursday, after reports came out about the girl’s death.He was joined by other prominent Democrats, including former presidential candidate and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.“There are no words to capture the horror of a seven-year-old girl dying of dehydration in U.S. custody. What’s happening at our borders is a humanitarian crisis,” Clinton tweeted Friday morning.Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, who serves as ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, said Nielsen would face questions on the matter in a hearing scheduled for next Thursday.The committee “will be demanding immediate answers to this tragedy,” Nadler said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgKarma Allen/ABC News(NEW YORK) — At least 17 people were injured in a crash near New York City’s Lincoln Tunnel on Wednesday when a sanitation truck lost control and veered off a highway overpass.There were two people inside of the Union City Department of Public Works truck when it crashed through a guardrail and landed onto the westbound lanes of Route 495 in Union City, New Jersey, the main conduit out of the Lincoln Tunnel, authorities said.Occupants of three vehicles on local streets and at least five people on a bus behind the crash were also checked out for various injuries. At least three of the victims were in critical condition, but the nature of their injuries weren’t immediately clear.The accident shut down outbound traffic from the tunnel — a move that could severely impact July 4th travel. The Port Authority Bus Terminal was also shut down because buses cannot get out of the city.Commuters were strongly encouraged to use the Holland Tunnel as an alternate route.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Aiming for excellenceOn 1 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article At last there is evidence that money spent on good development programmes formanagers will boost a company’s financial performance, says Karen CharlesworthAbout 10 years ago, British managers were accused of lagging behind their overseascompetitors in training and development opportunities, and there was solidevidence that most executives had received no formal training.The Institute of Management has been keeping a close eye on this sorry state ofaffairs, and we’ve noticed that things have, indeed, changed for the better.We’ve discovered an improvement in the quality and quantity of management since thosedark days of the past. And our latest research, Achieving ManagementExcellence, shows that training enhances financial performance when undertakenin a consistent and systematic way.We’ve found there’s been a major increase in training since the mid-1990s (when thelast major survey was conducted). And the latest research – in January thisyear, among 500 human resources managers and 500 non-HR managers – showed thatthe average amount of training for each manager is now six-and-a-half days ayear in both large and smaller organisations. We also noted an important shiftfrom informal to formal methods of development, with two out of five nowreporting an emphasis on the latter.Formal methods include opportunities to pursue external formal qualifications,attending external open/public courses, in-company training to develop skillslacking in the individual manager, in-company training to developorganisation-specific skills and attendance at outside seminars andconferences.There has also been a growth in the use of informal methods – especially in smallerestablishments – such as planned on-the-job development, coaching, mentoring,job shadowing, in-company job rotation and external secondment.We’ve been very encouraged to find growing recognition of the value of a planned andco-ordinated approach to training in Britain’s companies. Over half (51 percent) now have a written statement of management development – up from 43 percent in 1996 – and this approach is showing results.Our research team looked at 223 companies who had taken part in both the 1996 and2000 surveys. In those cases, organisations that reported a centralisedmanagement development strategy, and whose managers undertook more formal thaninformal training, also reported increases in benchmarked financial turnovercompared with others in their sector. For example, 61 per cent of those whogave a high priority to management development reported an increase infinancial turnover during the past three years, compared with only 47 per centwho gave it a lower priority.Demand for management skills is clearly growing. The IM research suggests a move awayfrom fast-tracking small groups of managers towards ways of developing strongmanagement skills across broader levels and layers of the workplace. Whiletechnical “hard” skills such as financial management remain important, the mostsought-after are those focused on bringing out the best in people and teams.The qualities now most in demand are those that have been called “soft”, but whichare increasingly the hardest to deliver – namely leadership, people management,customer focus and team working.Interestingly, the survey also found that one competency – the ability to exploit thepotential of the Internet and e-commerce – is expected to rise rapidly as amuch-in-demand talent in the near future and we shall be monitoringdevelopments.Karen Charlesworth is research manager at the Institute of Management. The reportAchieving Management Excellence – A survey of UK management development at themillennium, by Dr Chris Mabey and Professor Andrew Thomson of the OpenUniversity Business School (OUBS) costs £25 for IM members and £50 fornon-members from the IM public affairs department. Tel 020-7421 2704, e-mail [email protected] www.inst-mgt.org.uk last_img read more

first_imgThe fish species Notothenia angustata inhabits temperate waters (10 °C), yet retains physiological traits that show it once existed at sub-zero temperatures. We determined the free-ranging activity, heart rate and metabolism of N. angustata and compared it with Notothenia coriiceps, an ecologically and morphologically congeneric cousin that still inhabits sub-zero waters. Firstly, the association between heart rate (fH) and oxygen consumption (MO2) was first determined in the laboratory. The fish were then released into their respective environments and fH recorded by a miniature archival electronic tag, from which the metabolic rate of the free-ranging fish was extrapolated. Free-ranging activity of wild fish was monitored throughout the study using implanted acoustic tags and a static hydrophone array. Results showed that the difference in standard metabolic rate (SMR) between N. angustata and N. coriiceps fitted the Arrhenius model for inter-species thermal sensitivity in fish (Q10 = 1.76). However, the inter-species disparity in total metabolic rate (TMR) was far greater. This was attributable to N. angustata swimming at higher speeds and covering a 5-fold greater area over 24 h compared with N. coriiceps. As a result, activity (and associated feeding) comprised a far larger portion of TMR in N. angustata (27.9%) than for N. coriiceps (5.7%). We conclude that the increased time spent swimming by N. angustata was presumably to forage for food to acquire sufficient energy to fuel its elevated SMR. This resulted in a much greater inter-species difference in TMR than may be predicted by the disparity in environmental temperature.last_img read more

first_imgTo The Editor:I agree with “The New York Times” when they warn Nancy Pelosi not to give too much power to the newly-elected House Democrats who call themselves “Democratic Socialists.” They will be a minority of the Democrats in the House of Representatives.I don’t enjoy being unkind or insulting toward anyone, even the Republicans in the Congress, a sizeable minority of whom are really scary “Survival-of-the-Fittest” Social Darwinists whose dream it is to abolish all of the safety-net programs, but, to me, you have to be a total and complete moron and idiot to call yourself a “Democratic Socialist,” and that includes Bernie Sanders who I like and agree with 90 percent of the time.First of all, they are not true socialists because they do not advocate abolishing our capitalist economic system.Second of all, if you believe that anyone can be elected president of the United States who calls herself/himselfa “Socialist”, then you must live in DreamLand and have drunk the Kool-Aid.Third of all, where I do agree with them is in their belief that our federal government should do more and spend more to help the poor, the near-poor, the lower-middle-class, and the middle-class who are struggling to survive and to pay their bills.They need to inform and educate the public to the fact that almost every single one of our traditional allies (if not all of them) have federal governments that do more and spend more (in proportion to their population sizes) than we do in the USA to help their citizens.And, to paraphrase Al Pacino in the movie “And Justice For All”, for us in the USA to be right about this, all of these many other countries have to be wrong.I don’t think so.Stewart B. Epsteinlast_img read more

first_imgAnne Peretz, founder of Parenting Journey (formerly The Family Center, Inc.), and Chris Byner, interim executive director of Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF), will be honored at this year’s Summer Urban Program Auction, an annual fundraiser held by Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA). The auction, which will take place at Harvard University’s Knafel Center on April 15, raises money for PBHA’s award-winning summer camps for low-income families, while celebrating community members whose work enriches the lives of youth and families in Boston and Cambridge.Peretz is the founder of The Family Center, Inc., a family therapy clinic and family support program geared to low income and immigrant families. The Family Center (now known as The Parenting Journey) has also developed powerful curriculum for new parents, as well as training social workers and teachers in how to support families more effectively. There are currently over 500 Parenting Journey sites in several cities and Peretz has recently developed a comparable program in Burundi.Byner oversees BCYF’s network of 35 community centers, located in nearly every neighborhood in Boston. Byner is a former manager of the Streetworkers Program, a national model for effective youth violence prevention and intervention services. The success of the Boston Streetworkers Program has caused community and police groups to seek Byner’s help in setting up similar programs in other cities across the country. Read Full Storylast_img read more

first_imgIn the opening sequence of “Love Story,” a voiceover declares that the film is about a young woman named Jenny Cavalleri who dies at 25. That young woman, played by Ali MacGraw, loved “Mozart, Bach, the Beatles … and me.” The “me” is Oliver Barrett IV, played by Ryan O’Neal.Depending on whom you ask, the movie is either corny or enduring. But when “Love Story” was released in 1970 it became a zeitgeist hit, a modern “Romeo and Juliet” that lifted its young leads to stardom.And it all started at Harvard — the movie, written by Erich Segal ’58, A.M. ’59, Ph.D., ’65, was one of the last granted permission to film throughout campus, in spots as iconic as Harvard Stadium and alongside University students.In the 45 years since its release, “Love Story” has remained a touchstone for people who came of age in the ’60s and ’70s, as well as incoming Harvard freshmen, for whom a pre-semester screening has become a rite of passage.Some of those freshmen turned out at Kirkland House on Monday for an Office for the Arts-sponsored discussion with MacGraw and O’Neal, who pulled up in a vintage MG convertible like the one Oliver commandeers in the film. Draped in a crimson and ivory scarf, O’Neal could have been Oliver returned to campus for his 50th reunion and, if not for her character’s premature demise, MacGraw might still have been Jenny — the Radcliffe musician from a working-class family who upends Oliver’s world. Hand in hand, they strode across the street looking the same, but older.Of course the cameras were there to receive them, and when a passing student asked what was happening, he looked confused when the cameraman prattled off the actors’ names.“Google it!” the cameraman said with a laugh.Inside Kirkland House, the Harvard Arts Blog’s editor-in-chief, Alicia Anstead, led a discussion with the stars that ranged from their early impressions of Harvard to working together again after all these years. MacGraw and O’Neal are currently mid-tour for A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” which runs through Saturday at Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Theater.O’Neal called Harvard “a character in our story,” and MacGraw noted that it still looked the same.The actors, now in their 70s, have weathered divorces and deaths and everything in between. MacGraw married producer Robert Evans and then her co-star Steve McQueen; bad boy O’Neal finally settled into a decades-long romance with Farrah Fawcett, who died from cancer in 2009.“I had done one film — zero experience — and this was my second film. It was this joyful experience,” recalled MacGraw. “I might tell you in the ensuing decade it was rarely duplicated in terms of fun or optimism.”She was paid just $20,000. “Not enough to pay my alimony,” quipped O’Neal.The success that followed the low-budget film, including Academy Award nominations, surprised them both. “We were just hardworking people who got lucky and became actors,” said O’Neal. “You have to keep your feet on the ground because it’s easy to lift off and behave badly. And I know.”On set, the two clicked immediately, said MacGraw. When pressed by Anstead to explain why, she answered: “There’s a chemistry and a caring, and we’re both Aries —”“She’s a good kisser,” O’Neal interjected. “Wow!”The longstanding mutual affection prompted one brave audience member to wonder aloud whether there was more to their story. Though they were both married at the time, “We had tremendous crushes on each other,” revealed MacGraw.As for Jenny’s famous line — “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” — MacGraw said, “I never questioned that — except for the next 45 years.”last_img read more

first_imgUniversity President Fr. John Jenkins wrote a letter Friday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the State Department to expedite the process for international students to obtain student visas. In the letter, Jenkins noted he and University personnel had determined it would be safe to reopen campus to students in the fall. However, he said Notre Dame international students are facing more difficulties in regard to the global pandemic as many visa appointments are not scheduled until October or November, months after Notre Dame’s fall semester start date in August. “Approximately 400 international first-year students and graduate students who Notre Dame expected to enroll have been seriously delayed. Some academic departments will lose more than half of their incoming cohort of graduate students if visa appointments are not scheduled in the next few months,” Jenkins said. One of the nation’s leading universities for Fulbright Scholars, Jenkins said Notre Dame would have no scholars in the Fulbright program on campus in the fall if this issue is not resolved.“I ask that you help us in continuing the storied success of public diplomacy that the Fulbright program has come to represent,” he said. Tags: Mike Pompeo, pandemic, State Department, student visas, University President Fr. John Jenkinslast_img read more

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Patronage dividends are a direct reflection of a credit union’s cooperative structure. Nowhere is that reflection brighter than at $6 billion asset CEFCU in Peoria, Ill., which lives by the words, “Not a Bank. Better.”The credit union distributed a record $50 million “Extraordinary Dividend” to members Nov. 30. The amount each member received was determined by dividends earned and interest paid during the first 11 months of the year.Among credit unions offering patronage dividends, the median amount is $316,000, according to June 2018 data reported by CUNA’s Member Benefits report. At that time, these payouts ranged from $1,200 to $40 million.Over the last 19 years, CEFCU has returned $280 million to members through Extraordinary Dividends.last_img read more

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first_imgThe National Clubs’ Commission, which represents the teams in the top four divisions, said that with Brazilian football suspended indefinitely the players should take time off between April 1 and 20.The players would be paid during that period but the commission said future salary reductions were possible if football does not restart soon.Topics : Footballers in Brazil were told to take a three-week paid holiday due to the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, with professional clubs asking them to return on April 20.All four divisions in Brazil’s national championships are due to start in early May. The state championships that began in January were suspended earlier this month.Brazil has reported 2,915 cases of the coronavirus, with 77 fatalities.last_img read more

first_imgThe award-winning 14 Sandyoke Court, Mudgeeraba proved popular with potential buyers. Picture: realestate.com.auIn the dining space and living room is a tall limestone wall with an integrated fireplace. There are double height ceilings, travertine floor tiles and an enclosed outdoor dining and lounge area.There is a heated 20 metre lap pool, which sits below the roof line. The home is beautiful inside and out. This is the home more potential buyers looked at on line this week than any other.THIS luxury Southport home attracted more potential buyers than any other house in Australia this week.And with such high demand comes a big price tag, with the home at 1a Yacht St, listed for offers of more than $9.5 million.The five-bedroom, Hamptons style house, which has views to Surfers Paradise was the most viewed on realestate.com.au this week. With views like this, no wonder, 1a Yacht St, Southport was so popular.The 880sq m home has roof shingles shipped in from the Hamptons, and American Oak floorboards.On the downstairs level is a guest suite with a walk-in robe, ensuite with bath and its own lounge room. 1a Yacht St, Southport.The property has a floating pontoon which can accommodate a 65ft craft and a sandy strip of beach. In the same family for 73 years, this Kedron home is finally being offered for sale. Picture: realestate.com.auIt is a pre-war triple gable home on a 607sq m block of land. Both the bedrooms, one in the sleep-out have airconditioning.It is listed through Nathan Johnson of LJ Hooker – Stafford. Beautiful Hampton’s styling throughout.The downstairs family room has a built-in gas fireplace.The waterfront house has a large dining room which leads out through bi-folds to a built-in barbecue, and undercover area. There is a swimming pool and artificial grass area as well.center_img More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours ago1a Yacht St, Southport.It is listed through Sam Guo and Julia Kuo of Ray White Broadbeach / Mermaid Waters.The second most viewed listing in Australia this week was also in Queensland.The four-bedroom house at 14 Sandyoke Court, Mudgeeraba is listed for $3.695 million. The award-winning home is in the Jabiru Estate. It has textured pivot screens, timber accents, and stonework. 28 First St, Camp Hill also appealed to potential buyers. Picture: realestate.com.auFour of the five bedrooms are on the upper level including the main bedroom which has a private front balcony.It is listed through James Curtain and Warren Walsh of Place – Bulimba.At Buderim on the Sunshine Coast was Queensland’s fourth most viewed property this week.The five-bedroom house at 5 Xanadu Grove, is listed for $1.295 million plus buyers.It has multiple living zones, a parents’ retreat, and large decks overlooking the lagoon pool, and fenced yard with a rainforest backdrop. Peaceful surrounds at 5 Xanadu Grove, Buderim. Picture: realestate.com.auThe main bedroom ensuite has a spa, dual vanities and a walk-in robe. There are Italian porcelain tiles and new carpets throughout the home. No need to worry about being sunburnt, it has a 20 metre heated pool under the roofline. Picture: realestate.com.auIt won the 2017 Master Builders Queensland Gold Coast award for a residential build and the Ron McMaster Memorial Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship.It is listed through Katrina Walsh of Harcourts Coastal – Broadbeach.It was to suburban Camp Hill for the third most viewed listing in Queensland this week.The five-bedroom home, at 28 First, St Camp Hill, on 566sq m, has oak flooring. Upstairs is an open plan family area with the kitchen, study nook and dining and living area.This area opens onto a covered outdoor area and the pool area. The property at Buderim is really like a resort. Picture: realestate.com.auIt is listed through Jamie Holbrook of Property Today – Sunshine Coast.The fifth most viewed property this week was a house at 26 Castle St, Kedron.The two-bedroom home is listed for offers of more than $599,000 and is for sale for the first time in 73 years.last_img read more

first_imgThis house at 21 Sinclair Drive, Ellen Grove, is on the market priced at $210,000-plus.Mr Lawless said the tighter credit environment was having an impact, as were affordability issues, reduced foreign investment and a rise in housing supply.Five of the eight capital cities recorded a fall in dwelling values over the month, including Brisbane (-0.2 per cent), Sydney (-0.3 per cent) and Melbourne (-0.6 per cent), though Brisbane was still in positive territory for the quarter (0.1 per cent) and annually (0.9 per cent) while the other two biggest capitals went backwards. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK 5 Cotswold Court, Rochedale, sold for $300,000 last week.“The trend towards more robust housing market conditions for affordable properties can be seen geographically as well, with the top ten capital city subregions, based on an annual capital gain, generally located in more affordable areas such as Hobart, the outskirts of Melbourne and parts of Brisbane and Adelaide,” he said.”Stronger market conditions across Australia’s more affordable areas are likely attributable to a rise of first home buyers in the market as well as changing credit policies focused on reducing exposure to high debt-to-income ratios. Win for buyers as units set to boom More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago Westpac triggers first rate rise for all homeowners A two-bedroom apartment at 4/68 Hassall Street, Corinda sold for $270,500. CoreLogic expects the more affordable end of the market to see strong growth.AFFORDABLE properties are set to spark a rise in demand in Brisbane with both lenders and buyers expected to turn more of their attention here, latest research has found. Nationally, the most inexpensive quarter of the market was the only segment to rise across the country over the past 12 months, according to industry research firm CoreLogic.CoreLogic research head Tim Lawless said the most inexpensive quarter of the market saw values rise 0.6 per cent in the past year, while the upper quarter logged a 5.4 per cent fall and the middle segments fell 0.5 per cent over the year. “In the higher value cities like Sydney and Melbourne, we’re seeing typical dwelling prices remain more than eight times higher than median household incomes, suggesting tighter credit conditions for borrowers with a high debt-to-income ratio will likely impact on demand more in these cities over others.”The comments come as the latest CoreLogic Hedonic Home Value Index saw national dwelling values fall for the eleventh consecutive month, dropping 0.3 per cent as the housing market continues its correction. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:24Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD288p288pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCoreLogic Brisbane Housing Market Update – August 201809:25last_img read more

first_img22/129 Mystic Ave, Balgal Beach, (circled), an 809sq m block of residential land, is on the market for $49,000.LOWEST MEDIAN PRICES IN THE COUNTRY:$25,000 Balgal Beach (Townsville, QLD) 11 units sold$30,000 Curlwaa (Wentworth, NSW) 18 houses soldMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020$30,000 Mount Magnet (Mount Magnet, WA) 11 houses sold$33,000 Morawa (Morawa, WA) 11 houses sold$35,000 Cunnamulla (Paroo, QLD) 13 houses sold(Source: CoreLogic)Ms Neilson also has the cheapest house currently listed in the suburb, located at 14 Tracey Street, priced in the “high $100,000s”.The two bedroom, single bathroom house was admittedly an “open plan shed-home”, which Ms Neilson said was “certified for accommodation by Townsville City Council”.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58“So yes — you can live in it. This gives you the amazing opportunity to either live there while you build your dream home, or keep your long term tenant there for some extra income. Or move in yourself.”With the beach down the road and the home airconditioned with carport and outdoor entertainment space, she listed it as “just a great spot to love living life”.14 Tracey St, Balgal Beach — a two bedroom house — is on the market for the high $100,000s.14 Tracey St, Balgal Beach, is an “open plan shed-home”.Stunning views stretching from the hills to the ocean.Among services in the Balgal Beach and nearby Rollingstone area was the Mystic Sands Golf and Bowling Club, high academic achieving school Rollingstone Primary, a modern playground and barbecue in a beachside park, a public boat ramp, Rollingstone Hotel, a medical centre and pharmacy, Fisherman’s Landing licensed kiosk, RSL, Lions and fishing clubs, Paluma rainforest, beaches, fishing, Crystal Creek waterfalls and freshwater creeks, a BP service station and a general store and post office.The CoreLogic data does not count suburbs where less than 10 properties sold within the year.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER Balgal Beach, located north of Townsville, is the cheapest place to buy a property in the entire country.The cheapest suburb in Australia is by the beach on Queensland’s east coast, new sales data has found.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenBeachside boxes you need in your life00:37Latest CoreLogic Market Trends data released this week showed the lowest median price of any suburb in the country last year was a $25,000 — recorded by Balgal Beach, north of Townsville. The figure was the median of 11 unit sales in the suburb in 2018.The CoreLogic data came off all suburbs in the country that recorded more than 10 property sales in the year to December 2018.Current listings on realestate.com.au show that the cheapest block of land in Balgal Beach right now was $49,000 for 809sq m at 22/129 Mystic Avenue.MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS:Broncos young guns’ big buyShack up with a coastal beautyHow a 1940s cottage transformedOpen space in demandServices at Balgal Beach include a modern playground and barbecue in a beachside park.The area also has bowling club.Robyn Neilson of My Property Agent described it as “one of the cheapest fully serviced blocks in Balgal Beach” with a motivated vendor who “requires immediate sale”.The block was close to the beach and a short walk to Mystic Sands Golf Resort.Around 1,500 people live in the Balgal Beach area, including Ms Neilson, who said she “wouldn’t live anywhere else”.“It didn’t flood. There are just magnificent sandy beaches and you can see the ocean from the Townsville mainland and Magnetic Island all the way up to Hinchinbrook Island, and you’ve got the beautiful rainforest mountains to the west as well.”Located 35 minutes to Townsville, the area attracts a lot of people who work in the army, the hospital and James Cook University as well as a lot of country and New South Wales retirees.last_img read more

first_imgLauritzen Kosan, part of Danish shipping company J. Lauritzen, has reflagged two of its ships to Denmark for the first time since 2003.The ships in question are the 8,053 cbm Helena Kosan and the 3,666 cbm Linda Kosan.As informed, the registers of the two vessels have been changed to the Danish International Register of Shipping (DIS) as they begin a period time charter which will require an EU flag.“The reflagging of these two gas carriers to Denmark is driven by commercial arguments, and it goes to show that the Danish flag is now very close to being as competitive as Malta, Singapore and the Isle of Man. There are still some challenges, but we very much appreciate the clear pro-business signals currently being sent by the Danish political system,” Mads P. Zacho, CEO of J. Lauritzen, commented.“We very much appreciate the efforts made by the Maritime Strategy Team initiated by the Danish government, which gave its recommendations in April 2017. The subsequent proposals put forward by a broad coalition in parliament with new and significant measures to increase the competitiveness of the Danish flag have clearly had an impact, shown by the reflagging of our two gas carriers to DIS,” Zacho added.Currently, Lauritzen Kosan’s fleet is comprised of 31 gas carriers.last_img read more

first_imgKW Designed Solutions has secured a further order from Balmoral Offshore Engineering for the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of six manual chock closure pressure vessels. The vessels are rated with an operating pressure of 690 bar and with a bore size of Ø500mm x 2500mm depth. Two of the vessels feature additional temperature control capabilities of up to 50°C, KW explained.These vessels should further improve the capacity of the Balmoral Subsea Test Centre accompanying a number of other vessels already installed, of which seven were previously supplied by KW Designed Solutions.“KW Designed Solutions are extremely pleased to be continuing their support of the Balmoral business and especially the development of the Balmoral Subsea Test Centre,” the company said.last_img read more

first_img“It really worries me how narrow the definition of normal is becoming. We used to accept a wide range of behaviour from two-year-olds and talked about the terrible-twos. “Now a lack of concentration is a conduct disorder. Parents are scared their children are not going to function at school so they accept these labels.”The percentage of children with diagnosed mental health conditions jumped from 1.8% to 3.2% since 2007-08. Increasing numbers of children with anxiety, such as phobias, drove the increase, according to the Ministry of Health report.More than 15,500 children are diagnosed with anxiety, up from 2800 children five years ago.http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/number-anxious-kids-skyrockets-5312650 ONE News 6 Jan 2013The rate of children diagnosed by a doctor with mental health conditions has almost doubled over the past five years.A suicide prevention advocate has slammed the results as bad science and says the definition of a “normal child” has narrowed too far.However, child psychology experts say the increasing rate could be a symptom of a more anxiety-driven society and improvements in the diagnosis of youngsters.About 25,000 children have been diagnosed with behavioural and emotional problems, with anxiety the fastest growing condition, according to the Ministry of Health’s latest children’s health report.Anxiety, ADHD and depression are the three most common disorders in children, and boys are twice as likely to be diagnosed with mental health problems.Casper chief executive Maria Bradshaw said she was horrified to hear of babies now being diagnosed as depressed.She founded suicide prevention group Casper after her teenage son took his life just two weeks after being prescribed prozac for depression.last_img read more

first_img3News 2 September 2015Last week Story investigated a Putaruru charity making loads of money from dairy farming. But it’s not the only big money-making enterprise that says it’s a charity so doesn’t pay tax.There are two sides to the story – the big guys you probably don’t even know are a charity, then the little guys being told they’re not charitable enough.Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) is building houses for people who couldn’t otherwise afford to buy their own homes.“Tens of thousands of people who might be renting, who might live in something that’s old, cold and mouldy and charging them a lot – look, they really want to have their own place,” says CHA director Scott Figenshow.It sounds laudable, but one of the charities paying for the project might not be a charity for much longer. Its status is under review. It’s not looking good; a similar housing charity in Queenstown has already been deregistered.Apparently providing a home for a family isn’t work a charity should be doing.But the housing charities aren’t alone.“There was a charity in Palmerston North that was operating a food bank,” says lawyer Susan Barker. “Their registration was challenged because they couldn’t prove that the people who were coming to the food bank were poor.”Ms Barker says the people regulating charities are being too harsh. They’re deciding some of these organisations aren’t doing enough or any public good.She reckons of 27,000 registered charities, 5100 have been stripped of their status in the past three years. The most famous examples are Greenpeace and Family First – both of whom argued their way back.“One in five charities are being deregistered. That is enormous because deregistration is supposed to be used only in the most extreme circumstances; it’s the most extreme sanction for a charity.”http://www.3news.co.nz/tvshows/story/small-scale-charities-struggle-to-keep-status-2015090218#axzz3ke3nVyCDlast_img read more

first_imgNZ Herald 17 August 2016Family First Comment: As we highlighted…“The Drug Foundation’s poll finds much less support (30 per cent) for legalising or decriminalising commercial sales of cannabis for any purpose and, oddly, even less support (20 per cent) for allowing small amounts to be grown and sold or given away to friends. Most of us, it seems, want any liberalisation of cannabis to ensure it strictly remains a personal and private activity for those who want it, not a substance for social sharing or commercial promotion.”But how do you regulate that? Remember synthetic cannabis? A disaster! The Prime Minister is unmoved by a poll for the Drug Foundation showing most New Zealanders now support legalising, or at least decriminalising, cannabis. His reluctance is understandable. The last time the Government went down this road, with synthetic cannabis, it got its fingers burned.It is easy to agree, as 64 per cent of those polled did, that possession for personal use should not be a crime. It is almost as easy to agree with the 52 per cent who would decriminalise its cultivation for personal use. But if the purpose is to save police time, it would probably do the reverse. How would police know a person found in possession of cannabis, or cultivating it, had no more than an amount permitted for personal use? And if cannabis was merely decriminalised, remaining illegal, what are police supposed to do about it? Their job is easier when crime is clearly defined.But ease of law enforcement is not the decisive consideration. The law should regulate drugs to the extent necessary to minimise the harm they can do.The case for relaxing the law against cannabis has been helped of late by cancer patients who find it an effective pain reliever. Unsurprisingly, more than 80 per cent of those polled agree cannabis should be permitted for pain relief but, again, changing the law is the easy part. How are people in pain going to be supplied? Must they all grow their own?The Drug Foundation’s poll finds much less support (30 per cent) for legalising or decriminalising commercial sales of cannabis for any purpose and, oddly, even less support (20 per cent) for allowing small amounts to be grown and sold or given away to friends. Most of us, it seems, want any liberalisation of cannabis to ensure it strictly remains a personal and private activity for those who want it, not a substance for social sharing or commercial promotion. But if it is going to be available for medical use it will need some sort of organised production and distribution.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11695124last_img read more

first_imgAside from Allera, five alleged visitorsto the drug den were also caught during the operation on Jan. 12. They were AndrueJames Capio; Maricar Allera; Roy Mendoza; Elvira Egonia and Lolito Abayata. Authorities identified the alleged drugden maintainer as Mora Allera, who was tagged as a “high-value” target. Authorities seized these sachets of suspected and drug paraphernalia in a sting operation in Barangay 5, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. PDEA REGION 6 During the raid, operatives of the PhilippineDrug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Negros Occidental, PDEA Regional SpecialEnforcement Team and PDEA-Antique were able to confiscate suspected shabuweighing about 10 grams valued at around P68,000. center_img BACOLOD City – An alleged operator of a drugden and five individuals in a sting operation in Barangay 5, San Carlos City,Negros Occidental. The suspects were detained in the lockupfacility of the San Carlos City police station. Charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed againstthem. (PDEA Region 6/PN)last_img read more

first_imgClaude Isaacs, Jr., 89, of Correct passed away at 9:20pm Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born at Lebanon in Marion County, Kentucky on July 23, 1927 the son of Claud Sr. and Emily Clark Isaacs. He was married to Lois Smith on June 26, 1950 and she preceded him in death on September 22, 2002. Survivors include three sons Greg (Mary) Hilton of New Marion, Daniel (Teresa) Isaacs of Versailles, and Grant Isaacs of Greensburg; five daughters Claudia Isaacs of Swanton, Ohio, Glenna Baugh of Correct, Sandra (Bill) Fletcher of Dupont, Melanie (Bill) Hoffman of Adams, and Ellen (Jerry) Lowe of Bloomington; 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter; one sister Judy Cutler of Lebanon. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his brothers George, Eugene, and Charles Isaacs, and his sisters Lydia Higdon, Sarah Spaulding, and Nancy Agan. Mr. Isaacs was an Army Air Force veteran of WWII where he served as a supply technician with the 851st, rising to the rank of Corporal. For service to his country Claud received the WWII Victory Medal. In civilian life he owned and operated Claud’s Body Shop in Correct for over 40 years. In his younger years he had worked at Chevrolet and also at Top and Body both in Indianapolis. He also worked at Abe’s Body Shop in Madison and for Henry Pulley in Versailles. Claud was an avid bird hunter and also belonged to the Brush Creek Conservation Club at Butlerville where he enjoyed trap shooting. He competed in the national trap shoot at Vandalia, Ohio and was once featured on ESPN. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 4th at 2pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Tim Heim of the Shelby Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to Rescue 69 in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

first_imgWerkmeister is first, last at Super Nationals XXXIIBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6) – Regardless of how tonight’s main event action plays out, Casey Werkmeister will go home to North Platte, Neb., with a pair of IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s distinctions. First in his Friday night Stock Car qualifying feature, Werkmeister was also the 866th entry to compete during the Sept. 1-6 Super Nationals at Boone Speedway. That car count total is the second highest in event history, just eight fewer than the record set in 2012 *Pre-race ceremonies, including determination of best-looking Modified and Stock Car entries with the ‘Speedy’ Bill Smith Speedway Motors tribute theme, begin at 1 p.m. Fifteen last-chance heats for the Modifieds will be followed by the 25-lap last-chance feature for the Stock Cars. The top six finishers in that event advance to the back two rows of tonight’s big dance.A trio of 12-lap last-chance races each add three cars to the back of the Modified main event field, with the 10-lap Stephenville Starter Race of Champions for Hobby Stocks, the 10-lap BSB Manufacturing Race of Champions for Northern SportMods, the 10-lap Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions for Stock Cars and the 12-lap Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions for Modifieds next. The greatest show on dirt concludes with 30-lap Hobby Stock, SportMod and Stock Car events, and ultimately the 40-lap Modified headliner. * By popular fan acclamation, Calera, Okla.’s William Gould was judged the Modified winner of the best looking car contest.Les Lundquist of Sioux City was the winner in the Stock Car division. Both drivers received trophies. * Rich Lewerke of Mason City had the high card and will start on the pole this afternoon in the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions for Modifieds. Keith White of Little River Academy, Texas, will start outside the front row.Lining up third through 12th in the 12-lap, $1,000 to win event are Mason Big Eagle of Manor, Sask., 2001 race winner John Logue of Boone, Eric Dailey of Armstrong, Todd Shute of Des Moines, William Gould of Calera, Okla., Mike Petersilie of Hoisington, Kan., defending race winner Dustin Smith of Lake City, Jesse Sobbing of Glenwood, Levi Nielsen of Mason City and Mike Van Genderen of Newton.* Displaying the high card in the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions draw was Dan Mackenthun of Hamburg, Minn. Starting to his immediate right will be 2008 Sunoco RoC winner Kevin Opheim of Mason City. Completing the third through 10th positions in the 10-lap, $500 to win race will be Scott Pippert of Elberon, Todd Reitzler of Grinnell, Matt Guillaume of Haslet, Texas, Nathan Wood of Sigourney, 2004 winner Mike Nichols of Harlan, Devin Smith of Lake City, Michael Jaennette of Newton and Travis VanStraten of Hortonville, Wis.***Kyle Strickler won again, this time in an afternoon game of roshambo with fellow Friday Modified qualifying feature winner Johnny Whitman to decide the outside front row starting spot.Tyler Droste, Hunter Marriott, Adam Larson, Jeremy Mills, Adam Johnson and Jason Cummins line up third through eighth. * Another driver extending his Super Nationals win streak alive was Casey Werkmeister, who bested a young representative for Justin Temeyer in roshambo to determine the outside front row start in tonight’s Stock Car main event. Next in line will be Rick Mahlberg, John Heinz, Michael Jaennette, Jake Masters, Stefan Sybesma and Scott Pippert.* Werkmeister has to share credit for his qualifying with cousin and crew chief Wade Hill. The freshman football coach at North Platte High School, Werkmeister watched his club blank Hastings 42-0 Thursday night before starting the trip to Boone. He got to the track Friday morning, won both his heat and the qualifying feature, then rock-paper-scissored his way to a front row start. “I wasn’t even going to come but Wade said ‘We’ve got one day, we can do it,’” said Werkmeister. “I think I’ll have as good a shot as the next guy to win the main event. Everything is lining up. Maybe it’ll keep going.”last_img read more

first_imgMore information is also available by calling 515 450-4909 and on Facebook.  “Tire Demon is always adding new elements to their program and the addition of the tire saver tools is a great example of that,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder commented. “We have a variety of end-of-the-year drawings that will be a great springboard into the following season.” KELLEY, Iowa – Tire Demon by Love Tap adds to an already impressive IMCA special events program with new post-season awards in 2020.  Also new to the Tire Demon program in 2020 is a base machine, wash tub and brush to be presented to the Late Model champion at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Tire Demon, owned by former SportMod driver Tim Love, begins its fifth season of sponsorship and latest two-year pact with IMCA, and again gives $500 certificates to designated place finishers at 30 spe­cials for Modifieds and at 15 designated specials for Stock Cars and for SportMods.center_img Those certificates are to be applied toward the purchase of a tire prep stand and will be mailed after official race results are received at the IMCA home office. The Modified champion again receives a Tire Demon machine, the Stock Car and Northern SportMod champions both tire scythes. A drawing will determine three winners of right rear tire saver tools given by the Kelley, Iowa, manufacturer to IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod drivers.last_img read more

first_imgTottenham’s Paulinho faces a month on the sidelines after sustaining ankle ligament damage in a challenge with Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam, who has denied suggestions of a personal vendetta against the north Londoners. During his time with Blackpool, Liverpool and Stoke, the 28-year-old has previously clashed with Gareth Bale on two occasions and once with Scott Parker. Tottenham’s anger at yet another incident was clear in a statement on Paulinho’s condition released on Tuesday morning, unusually highlighting the perpetrator’s role in the incident. “Following a MRI scan, the club can confirm that Paulinho has sustained significant ligament damage to his right ankle after a heavy challenge from Charlie Adam during Sunday’s win against Stoke City,” read a statement on the club’s official website, tottenhamhotspur.com. “The Brazil international was forced off as a result of the injury and is expected to be sidelined for at least four weeks.” Tottenham are reportedly considering making a formal complaint about the Scotland international, who came close to moving to White Hart Lane from Blackpool in January 2011. Adam has since become a hate figure with Spurs fans and was booed onto the pitch on Sunday, but rejected the notion of having an issue with Tottenham. “Just for the record and to the people tweeting me abuse saying so, I don’t and never have had anything against @SpursOfficial,” he tweeted via his account, @Charlie26Adam. “And I would never intend to injure a fellow professional.” Adam first caught Bale during his time at Blackpool in a Premier League game in May 2011. The Welshman was ruled out for three months with ankle ligament damage. Press Association They clashed again during a pre-season friendly between Liverpool and Spurs in the United States in 2012, after which Bale described Adam as a “coward”. Adam was also sent off after collecting a second yellow card for a foul on Parker during Spurs’ 4-0 win over Liverpool in September 2011. The Stoke midfielder’s challenge on Paulinho also led Spurs and Brazil team-mate Sandro to wade into the debate, if only in tongue-and-cheek style. The 24-year-old posted “Charlie Adams – THE BEAST IS WATCHING YOU!!!” via his Twitter account, with a link to a photo of him staring ominously into a camera. The Brazil midfielder, who impressed in his first start under new Spurs manager Tim Sherwood, was forced off 62 minutes into Sunday’s 3-0 win after being clattered by the Stoke man. Adam avoided a booking for the challenge but not the anger of Tottenham fans and staff, as this was the fourth time he has been involved in a high-profile incident against Spurs. last_img read more

first_img The Northern Irishman has been majestic all week and while he could not match his back-to-back 66s on Saturday, this round was arguably more impressive because of the way he responded to the challenge. When American Rickie Fowler birdied the 12th – picking up his sixth shot of the day – he drew level with McIlroy on 12 under. “It helps that I’ve been in this position before and I’ve been able to get the job done. “I think whenever you have such a big lead you really can’t think about anyone else but yourself. “You have to think about how you’re going to control your emotions, control whatever thoughts you have and focus on what you need to do.” His focus could not be questioned midway through his third round when it seemed his cloak of invincibility was slipping. “I knew Rickie was playing well in front and then I saw on 12 he got to within one of me and then I bogeyed the hole and it was tied,” he said. “But I never panicked. I didn’t feel uncomfortable. I knew I had some holes coming up I could take advantage of and make some birdies. “I was just very patient and waited for my chances and I was able to convert those. “I was conscious that Rickie was getting a little closer or Sergio (Garcia) but it was nice to be able to come up with the goods when I needed them the last few holes.” Ten years ago McIlroy’s dad Gerry and three friends each placed a £100 bet at odds of 500-1 that his son would become Open champion by the age of 25 but not even they could have expected that would mean he would be three-quarters of the way to a career grand slam. That is what is being talked about now though. “It would mean a lot of hype going into Augusta next year,” said McIlroy. “Not a lot of people have achieved the career grand slam and if everything goes the right way tomorrow to get to three-quarters of the way there is some achievement by the age of 25 (only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have done it). “I’d be in pretty illustrious company. I didn’t think that I’d even have the chance at 25 to go for three legs of the Grand Slam so I’m going to try to put all of that out of my head. “It would be way too much to think about. First things first, just play a good solid round of golf tomorrow and if that means that I’m going to Augusta next year with a bit of hype, then so be it.” Within four holes the gap was extended to five after McIlroy eagled the 16th and another eagle at the last edged the gap wider even taking into account Fowler’s birdie there moments earlier. The chasing pack may have little hope of catching the 25-year-old, who is looking to secure the third leg of a career grand slam having already won the US Open and US PGA, but he will not be complacent. “I’ve won from seven back this year (at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth just four days after splitting from fiancee Caroline Wozniacki) so I know how leads can go very quickly and I’m not taking anything for granted,” he said. “If the guys in front of me had finished a little better, finished the way I did, then my lead wouldn’t have been as much as it was. “Instead of a six-shot lead it could have been a one or two-shot lead. “A lot can happen and I’ve been on the right side of it and I’ve been on the wrong side of it, that’s why you can’t let yourself think about winning, you’ve just got to completely stay in the present and that’s what I’m going to try to do for all 18 holes tomorrow.” McIlroy looked happy and relaxed during his post-round press conference and while the Claret Jug is effectively his to lose those sort of thoughts are not entering his head. “This is the third night in a row that I’ll sleep on the lead. I feel very comfortable leading the tournament,” added the Northern Irishman, who pledged to maintain his routine of going to the gym, eating and then settling down to watch a film. Open Championship leader Rory McIlroy is taking nothing for granted despite a third-round 68 giving him a six-shot cushion heading into the final day. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Advocaat, who has spent much of his managerial career competing for trophies, told SAFSee: “I would still prefer to play at the other side of the league because this is still a little bit frustrating in that we have to fight so hard to stay in. “We thought that with six points, we had enough, and now we have 10 points and we still need three points, so hopefully we can do that on Saturday.” That would provide a successful conclusion to a second remarkable escape in as many seasons, and Advocaat admits he is at a loss to explain why the club has struggled in recent campaigns. He said: “It’s a great club with a great stadium, the facilities at the training ground are brilliant, so in that way you can see that this club deserves more than the bottom, where they have been the last four years.” Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat is hoping to finally complete his survival mission on Saturday after twice having to re-assess his top-flight safety target. The 67-year-old Dutchman arrived on Wearside in March believing six or seven points from the remaining nine games of the campaign might be enough to keep the club in the Barclays Premier League. However, Saturday’s 2-0 win at Everton took his tally to 10 points from six games and the Black Cats are still not mathematically safe heading into this weekend’s showdown with form team Leicester. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgAuthorities in Canada have launched an investigation into a road rage incident after a video from the scene showed one of the women involved using a small dog as a weapon.The incident occurred in Dartmouth, Halifax on July 1st.“The altercation started after two females in one vehicle confronted two females in the second vehicle regarding being cut off in a drive-thru,” Halifax police said.Video from the scene shows one of the women yelling at the others from outside of the vehicle window before she and the passenger start exchanges blows. Authorities at the scene reported that neither of the women wanted to press charges against each other, however, they have since taken matters into their own hands due to public outcry on the situation. At some point during the incident, one of the women is seen dragging the other passenger’s dog towards her own vehicle. The dog’s owner then pursues the woman and that’s when the woman swings the dog by the leash into the owner’s head. The owner manages to grab the dog and both women head back to their vehicles.**Viewer discretion advised**last_img read more

first_imgFOOTBALL action in the 2016 COURTS/Petra Under-11 Pee Wee football continues today with third-round action from 10:00hrs at Banks DIH Thirst Park.St Angela’s Primary and Tucville Primary will be the first two teams on the pitch with Success and School of the Nations playing alongside them.From 10:45hrs, F.E. Pollard and Comenius Primary will have a chance to decide the better of the two teams while South Ruimveldt Primary take on St Stephen’s.Mae’s Primary confront St Pius Primary while Smith Memorial have been pitted against Winfer Gardens Primary.Redeemer take on Rama Krishna from 12:15hrs while Stella Maris Primary play St Agnes Primary at the same time.J.E Burnham tackle St Margaret’s from 13:00hrs alongside the Marian Academy vs North Georgetown game while in the afternoon’s final matches St Gabriel will clash with St Ambrose and West Ruimveldt play Enterprise.last_img read more

first_img(CMC) – Track and Field’s regional governing body, NACAC, said it did not anticipate any major issues arising after the 49th CARIFTA Games was pushed back until next year because of the novel coronavirus outbreak.Bermuda, who was expected to stage the region’s premier junior track and field championship over the Eastern weekend, has been retained as host and the games will still be designated the 49th edition.Guyana, originally scheduled to host next year’s showpiece, will now be the venue for the 2022 event.“To be quite honest with you, I don’t see any logistical problems beyond the fact obviously the challenge now for Bermuda would be to confirm hotel accommodation which I believe they’re in a good position to do, simply because we have a year out to do it,” said Mike Sands, president of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC).“And obviously (there is the issue of) the travel arrangements into Bermuda. We had several charters lined up that were going to fly from the region including one from Trinidad and one from Antigua.”The decision to postpone the CARIFTA Games was arrived at after talks between the Bermuda National Athletics Association, the CARIFTA local organising committee, the Bermuda government and all CARIFTA countries.Antigua & Barbuda was the first nation to announce its withdrawal from the showpiece in early March and with COVID-19 already impacting several other Caribbean countries, it quickly became apparent the Games were in serious doubt.Already, Bermuda has recorded 57 cases and five deaths, with the Caribbean having reported thousands of confirmed infections.Bermuda’s Sports Minister, Lovitta Foggo, said government fully endorsed the decision to postpone until next year, and Sands said it was important the country was allowed to continue as host.“We took a decision that we would give them the Games in 2021 and it would still be the 49th edition of the Games,” he pointed out.“We’ve already cleared that with them because we’ve been in constant communication with them.”Up to 27 teams had been expected to contest the CARIFTA Games.last_img read more

first_img Related Stories Syracuse role players provide spark off bench in win over WagnerGallery: Syracuse rolls over Wagner 88-57 in home opener Syracuse teased Wagner in the first half.The Orange’s shots clanked off the rim, spoiling good looks at the basket. Syracuse’s misses let the Seahawks stay close, giving them false hope that they could stay competitive for the duration of the game. That hope didn’t last long.The Orange (2-0) broke the game open in the second half, shooting 19-of-28 from the field to cruise to an 88-57 win over Wagner in the Carrier Dome on Sunday in front of 17,273 fans. Brandon Triche continued to assert his role as the floor leader for Syracuse with 21 points, but Michael Carter-Williams sliced Wagner’s defense to create open looks for his teammates.The sophomore finished with 11 assists, eight of them coming in the second half. He dished the ball off effectively and SU’s offense clicked because of it.“I thought he really played like a point guard today,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He really got the ball to people. I thought he did a really good job of that, finding people. He had 11 assists, he probably could’ve had 15 or 16 if we made a couple jump shots there.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse shot just 36.1 percent in the first half. Boeheim said his team’s offense was “in and out.” Its jump shots were off the mark and Wagner handcuffed the Orange down low to contest what could’ve been easy layups. But mostly, it was the outside shots where SU struggled the most. Syracuse was just 1-of-10 from beyond the arc.The Orange took a 36-23 lead into the break, but it could’ve been closer if Wagner shot better than a paltry 25 percent from the field. The Seahawks also sent Syracuse to the line 14 times, where it hit nine of those free throws.Against a team that fell to Delaware State in its season opener, Syracuse’s first half was a surprise.“I think we started getting our rhythm in the second half. We started to play Syracuse basketball,” Carter-Williams said. “I think a lot of games are going to be like that when we don’t play well in the first half. We’ve just got to play better in the second half.”Carter-Williams took on the role of playmaker for the entire second half.He found a wide-open C.J. Fair in the right corner less than a minute into the half, and Fair hit the 3-pointer to put Syracuse up 16. About two minutes later, he stole the ball from Wagner’s Kenneth Ortiz, then raced down the court to convert a fast-break layup that gave Syracuse a 45-26 lead.“Mike definitely ran the show in the second half,” forward James Southerland said. “Michael Carter-Williams did a good job of adjusting to the pressure in the second half. He did a good job of finding plays for his teammates, he got us open shots.”Carter-Williams also helped create some crowd-dazzling plays. Four minutes into the second half, he lofted a pass to Rakeem Christmas for an alley-oop. Christmas slammed the ball through the hoop to put Syracuse up 48-29.Everyone on the SU bench rose to their feet and applauded the play that seemingly put a stamp on the game for the Orange.“I was just trying to get other players involved,” Carter-Williams said. “That’s my role on this team, is to get everyone involved and to get everyone open shots.”He even had a dunk of his own at the 13:21 mark. After Seahawks guard Latif Rivers lost the ball, SU guard Trevor Cooney picked it up and dished to Carter-Williams for a fast break slam that made it 54-31 Syracuse.Carter-Williams fed Southerland all through the second half for both shots from the outside and precision passes for dunks. Carter-Williams assisted Southerland on all seven of his second-half points.The sophomore point guard created plays and powered Syracuse’s offense after halftime. The Orange shot nearly 68 percent in the second half, and Carter-Williams was seemingly responsible for all of it.“He’s one of the best guards in the country. He showed it today,” Cooney said. “He not only was able to get to the basket and finish, but he was also able to find open shots for us. He’s able to do that, and when he does that, it only makes us so much better.” Comments Published on November 18, 2012 at 3:02 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgA new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety report indicates 88 percent of millennials (aged 18 to 25) admitted being  involved in driving infractions in the past 30 days, earning the dubious distinction as the worst behaved U.S. drivers.These dangerous behaviors which increase the risk of accidents, included texting while driving, running red-lights and speeding. These findings come as U.S. traffic deaths rose to 35,092 in 2015, an increase of more than 7 percent, the largest single-year increase in five decades.“Alarmingly, some of the drivers believe their dangerous driving behavior is acceptable,” said Dr. David Yang, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety executive director. “It’s critical that these drivers understand the potentially deadly consequences of engaging in these types of behaviors and that they change their behavior and attitudes in order to reverse the growing number of fatalities on U.S. roads.”In the research conducted among 2,511 drivers over 16, AAA found 88.4 percent of drivers aged 19 to 24 admitted to engaging in speeding, red light running or texting behind the wheel in the past 30 days include, compared to 68 percent of drivers over age 60.Traffic attorney, Michale Ramos of Miami, concurs with the report as he says over 70 percent of his clients who recently received traffic tickets mostly for speeding, running red lights and testing-while-driving offenses, were young adults age -20 to 35.According to AAA the report, drivers ages 19-24 were 1.6 times as likely as all drivers to report having read a text message or e-mail while driving in the last 30 days (66.1 percent vs. 40.2 percent). Drivers ages 19-24 were nearly twice as likely as all drivers to report having typed or sent a text message or e-mail while driving (59.3 percent vs. 31.4 percent).Regarding speeding offenses, drivers ages 19-24 were 1.4 times as likely as all drivers to report having driven 10 mph over the speed limit on a residential street. Nearly 12 percent of drivers ages 19-24 reported feeling that it is acceptable to drive 10 mph over the speed limit in a school zone, compared to less than 5 percent of all drivers.In the case of drivers who run red lights, the report found nearly 50 percent of drivers ages 19-24 reported driving through a light that had just turned red when they could have stopped safely, compared to 36 percent of all drivers.Nearly 14 percent of drivers ages 19-24 reported feeling that it is acceptable to drive through a light that just turned red, when they could have stopped safely, compared to about 6 percent of all drivers.“Too often we see what can happen as a result of underestimating risk while driving,” said Amy Stracke, AAA – The Auto Club Group managing director for traffic safety advocacy. “Change starts with our own behavior.  We need to set a good example by following speed limits, putting the phone down and fully focusing on the task of driving.”last_img read more

first_imgInfectious diseases expert Dr. Aileen Marty says a cornonavirus vaccine will not be available by the end of the year as the president said over the weekend. She says that there are at least 100 different vaccines being tested at this time around the world.Everyone recognizes that this is a horrible virus, so there is a willingness to cut some corners to see if they can get a decent vaccine out sooner. They are trying to figure out which vaccine is demonstrating that it is effective and safe.The study that is ongoing with the various vaccines determines if they are safe in non-humans. Then it will be on to human testing and there is always a concern when giving a trial vaccine to people that it will not be safe.Sunday, President Trump predicted a coronavirus vaccine is on the horizon.At a Fox News townhall, Trump said he believes a vaccine will be available by the end of the year.Trump admitted that he would rather have therapeutic treatments for the respiratory illness. He touted the hope that the drug remdesivir could treat coronavirus. It’s being fast-tracked for FDA approval after a study showed it could hasten recovery from COVID-19.last_img read more

first_img“It has always been a dream of mine to play in the Premier League and I have done.” Jamaican international Wes Morgan has not only realised his dream, he is also flourishing, making up for lost time even, as he leads unlikely title contenders Leicester City on a dream campaign.In many ways, Morgan’s rise has mirrored that of his club. It would fit perfectly well in a fairy tale book – Leicester battling with the big boys this season after last year’s near relegation and Morgan struggling in the lower leagues before making his top-flight debut at 30.”I thought the opportunity to play in the Premier League had passed me by. Everyone wants to play at the highest level, and it took a lot longer than I anticipated and wanted, but I got there eventually. I am enjoying it a lot!” Morgan said.He is today considered one of the most reliable defenders in the English Premier League, but it didn’t always look to be heading in that direction for the towering defender.Morgan was an awkward teenager, overweight with knees that rubbed together – hardly the model look for a footballer.He arrived at Nottingham Forest in 2002 after being cut from Notts County and spending a couple years at Dunkirk in the lower leagues.His arrival at Forest on trial was hardly an ‘arrival’ in truth, with then academy director John Pemberton admitting to hiding the out-of-shape-looking Morgan from the head coach for several months.The defender would eventually whip himself into shape and worked his way into a first team position at the club.”Getting released wasn’t nice. It was hard to take, but I remained positive and I got a trial at Forest, and that was an opportunity to get back into it, and that’s where it all started,” Morgan reminisced to bbc.com.He would end up moving to Leicester after a decade at Forest, where he had developed a reputation has a hard-nosed, studs-to-ankle type of defender. Exactly what the Foxes’ coaching staff was looking for.KEY FACTOREighteen months after making his Premier League debut, Morgan’s strength at the back has been a key factor in Leicester’s table-topping season.The defender is averaging 2.7 interceptions; 1.1 tackles; 5.3 clearances and 1.1 blocks per game to rank among the best in the league.But his focus is on the team and what they can achieve this season.”To be in the position we are in is an achievement in itself. Anything that happens now is definitely a bonus. People tipped us to be relegated at the start of the season, and we are competing at the top of the league,” said Morgan.”We are just delighted with how things have gone so far.”We have a real confidence and belief and know that on our day we can be as good, if not better, than anyone out there in this league,” he added.The Jamaican international has not forgotten his roots either and spends his weekdays coaching youngsters, perhaps with his mind on his own struggles at that stage.last_img read more

first_imgThe strong batting prowess of teachers from the parish of St Catherine will be on display against the defending champions Westmoreland in the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA)/Errol Miller Twenty20 cricket final at the Ultimate Jerk Centre, Discovery Bay, St. Ann today at 1 p.m.Both teams emerged winners after the semi-finals played at the same venue on April 1.St Catherine defeated Portland by ten wickets in their semi-final. Batting first, Portland made 52 all out and St Catherine replied with 55 without loss.In the second semi-final, Westmoreland defeated St Andrew by five runs. Westmoreland made 132 for five before dismissing St Andrew for 127.The winners of this year’s competition will receive the Errol Miller trophy.Special prizes will be presented to the player who scores the most runs and the player who takes the most wickets in the final.last_img read more

first_imgThe Philippine Azkals left for the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu early Wednesday with the goal of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup for the first time when the continental showpiece event is played in the United Arab Emirates in 2019.Held to back-to-back draws by Yemen in the last two qualifying matches, the Azkals hope to finally nail the Asian Cup berth with a win over Nepal on Nov. 14 at ANFA Stadium in Kathmandu.ADVERTISEMENT “This will be as good as any chance for us to qualify,” Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband told the Inquirer. “We were so close in 2014 and for some of the players, it was one of their biggest disappointments. But now we have another chance.”The Azkals will be returning to a country where it has already achieved success, having reached the semifinals of the AFC Challenge Cup for the first time in 2012 in the Nepalese capital.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog MOST READ Make a new boxing star shine here Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 View commentscenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs VISIT: Pacquiao Files | Inquirer“The thing that he does when he circles around and pivots that what he should do against Matthysse who doesn’t move around the ring as well as sir Manny does.”The crafty footwork and blurring hand speed have been Pacquiao’s calling card on his way to boxing’s pedestal.Pacquiao is not the same fighter he once was when he conquered boxing from one weight class to another but Ancajas said the eight-division champion’s speed is still there.READ: Oscar De La Hoya: Manny Pacquiao best fighter I’ve faced ADVERTISEMENT The 26-year-old Ancajas also said the probability of a knockout happening is likely early in the fight with Matthysse’s come-forward style fits perfectly with Pacquiao’s.“I really feel that there will be a knockout in the early rounds. Something is bound to happen.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Here’s Jerwin Ancajas sharing his thoughts on Pacquiao-Matthysse pic.twitter.com/0X4HUZN5Ll— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) July 12, 2018KUALA LUMPUR — Manny Pacquiao will have to rely on his footwork and speed to beat Lucas Matthysse in their welterweight title fight on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’That’s what rising Filipino boxing star Jerwin Ancajas thinks Pacquiao should do to be most effective against Matthysse.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Ex-Knicks star Charles Oakley arrested at Las Vegas casino Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “For me, sir Manny has the advantage in speed and his footwork,” said Ancajas, who is the reigning IBF super flyweight champion in Filipino. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

first_imgThe kickball teams of Gbarpolu and Margibi Counties are expected to meet in the second semifinal game, after both outfits emerged victorious on Sunday, January 13, 2014, at the crowded Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.Nimba and Bong Counties will clash in the first kickball’s semifinal battle.On Sunday, Grand Kru girls began the game with an excitement with a win in the first round, while Gbarpolu ended a drought.The second and third rounds saw Bopolu girls runining home with two points each, while the Barclayville girls could not keep up their pace, but won the third and fifth rounds.In the secong game, the Bentol girls were squarely in a ‘dream-land’, as they could not make a home run in the first four rounds, while the Gibi girls led 5 points.In the last three rounds, Montserrado put up a show and ended with five wins, while Margibi, dropped extra four points, and convincingly pinned Montserrado 9-5 points.Yesterday, Grand Cape Mount girls bowed to Bong 5-1, and Nimba narrowly beat Bassa, 4-3.In the second semi-final, Bong County defeated Grand Cape Mount County 3-2. Sinoe County was schelduled to meet Grand Bassa in the second game.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe pastor of the Bethel Cathedral of Hope, John Baryogar, has urged a newly wedded couple to live their lives in conformity with principles governing marriage as instituted and ordained by God in keeping with the scriptures.Rev. Baryogar gave the admonition Saturday, May 3, during the solemnization of holy matrimony between D. Irene Kwanue, and Jimmy N.C. Bokay in Monrovia.Irene is the daughter of Daily Observer’s educational columnist, C.Y. Kwanue.Both Irene and Jimmy had obtained their first degree from the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University (AMEZU where their relationship began few years ago.“From this day onward till death do you part, the two of you are husband and wife; as such, you must live the life of a marry couple with the motto, “Love, not Hatred,” and shun listening to gossips. Do not entertain negative interferences in your relationship,” Rev. Baryogar warned to the delight of the congregation, comprising mainly young people.According to him, God is the maker of marriage, and as such, the couple should do everything at all times to satisfy or maintain their marital vows relatives to its principles.Quoting Genesis Chapter two, Pastor Baryogar said, “It is not good for the man to be alone,” because God has made for him a suitable female helper.Based on this instruction, he maintained that it was important to know that the one, who makes marriage or family, is still on the throne and, as such, “if we obey the principle of the Bible, we will get the desire results from our marriage.”Other officiating clergies included the Bishop-designate of the Bethel Cathedral of Hope, M. Wolo Belleh, Resident Pastor, Rev. Della B. Belleh, the Assistant Pastor, Rev. Augustus C. Tolbert, among others. The brief, but time-bound and well coordinated ceremony brought together friends, and relatives of the bride and groom as well as other well-wishers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgSeveral employees of GTT recently volunteered their services at the Guyana Red Cross Children’s Convalescent Home in D’Urban Backlands.The staffers were engaged in weeding the compound, cleaning the entire building and entertaining the children by reading thrilling and interesting stories.Additionally, GTT Public Relations Officer (PRO) Jasmin Harris said that this most recent voluntary service was another step for the company to move in the right direction. Harris highlighted that this was the beginning of what the company has in store to create real change in communities. Additional works are likely to be continued as GTT provides improvement for the communities.last_img read more

first_imgThe Jewish holiday of Hanukkah lasts for eight days. Why? As explained in the Book of Maccabees, the Syrian- Greeks under the leadership of Antiochus conquered Jerusalem in 168 BCE. They destroyed most of the city and its inhabitants. They also desecrated the Temple, Judaism’s holiest site, by erecting statues of pagan gods within it and butchering pigs on its altar. Three years later, Judah Maccabee organized a revolt by Jewish rebels. The Maccabees, as they came to be known, defeated the Syrian-Greeks and entered Jerusalem in triumph. They removed the idols from the Temple, cleaned it and rededicated it. The First Book of Maccabees reports what happened next: “For eight days, they celebrated the dedication of the altar, joyfully offering burnt offerings, communion and thanksgiving sacrifices.” Hanukkah literally means “dedication.” Lighting the great menorah would signify the Temple had been cleansed and rededicated. This required oil that had been consecrated to that purpose. A thorough search of the Temple grounds discovered enough oil to last only one day. Acquiring more would take a week. Rather than wait, the religious authorities decided to light the oil they had and trust in – “dedicate” themselves to – God’s power to work miracles. The one-day measure of consecrated oil continued burning for the entire eight days. This is the miracle we celebrate. There are two kinds of menorahs. The one in the Temple had six branches. During Hanukkah, we use a special one called a Chanukkiah. It has eight branches to hold a separate candle for each day of the celebration. There is a ninth candle, always at a different level than the others, called the Shamash (helper) that we use to light the others. The last question we ask ourselves and our children before we light the candles is, “In what way did you bring light into the world today? In what way is the world a better place today because you are in it?” It is then, and only then, that we light the candles in joyous celebration that we have truly answered God’s call. We wish you a happy Hanukkah, a merry Christmas and a new year filled with many occasions to celebrate. — Rabbi Gary Greenebaum is western regional director of the American Jewish Committee. Rabbi John Borak is the AJC’s director of interreligious affairs.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Jewish law requires all eight of the holiday candles to stand at the same level. In this way, we show no favoritism for any of the individual days. It reminds us that Judaism calls us to be fair and equitable in all our relationships. We light one candle on the first night of Hanukkah, two candles on the second, and so on. Our responsibility as Jews is always to increase – never to decrease – the amount of light in the world. The procedure: Adding from the right, lighting from the left. Hebrew, which is read from right to left, reminds us how to place the candles. On the first night, we place one candle in the far-right-hand branch of the Chanukkiah. On the next, we replace the candle(s) from the night before and add one immediately to its left. Although we add the candles from right to left, we light them from left to right. Why? To teach equality and consideration for others by giving each candle the opportunity to be the first one lit. We recommend that every Jewish family discuss the history and meanings of Hanukkah. It teaches the values of religious freedom, consideration for others, equality of opportunity, the power of miracles and the need for human beings to perform acts of goodness.last_img read more

first_imgWakiso Giants have hosted their first three leaguw games at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium in Wakiso. (PHOTO/File)KAMPALA – The Uganda Premier League (UPL) Secretariat has confirmed that Wakiso Giants will host their next game at Wankulukuku.The Purple Sharks are slatted to take on Mbarara City FC in their match-day 7 UPL fixture.According to a letter signed by UPL Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bernard Bainamani on Thursday-September 03rd, the game has been moved from the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium where Wakiso host their games to Betway Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku.“The Secretariat has received a letter from Wakiso Giants FC requesting to change the venue for M#51 Wakiso Giants FC vs Mbarara City FC from Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium-Wakiso to Betway Muteesa II Stadium-Wankulukuku because the stadium was earlier booked for another activity by the owners. Read the letter from the UPL Secretariat.“The Secretariat has granted their request and the said match will be played at Betway Muteesa II Stadium- Wankulukuku. Kick-off time and date remain unchanged.”This will be the first time Wakiso Giants FC hosts a game at Wankulukuku.Since the start of the season, they have been playing their home games at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium in Wakiso.In total, they have played three games there, winning two and losing the other. They defeated both URA FC and Tooro United FC at the venue before losing 1-0 to Bul in their latest fixture.However, this will be the second time that they play at Wankulukuku this season.The first came in a 1-1 draw against Bright Stars on match-day four.Wakiso will head into the game desperate for points having lost both of their last two games.After losing to Bul at home, Kefa Kisala’s side went on to lose 1-0 away to Onduparaka FC in their latest league encounter.The Purple Sharks are currently 8th on the league log with 7 points gathered from their first 6 games.Comments Tags: mbarara city fcUganda Premier LeagueWakiso Giantslast_img read more

first_imgAn appeal has been launched to find a missing family dog in the Burtonport area. Barney went missing yesterday afternoon and has not been since.A friendly and hyper dog, the cockapoodle is a popular member of the Burtonport community. His owners are anxious to see him returned home safely.If you have any information to share please call 0892050744 or message Vincent Gallagher on Facebook.Missing Dog: Have you seen Barney? was last modified: May 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgMinister Zwane to open Mining Indaba 2016 https://t.co/dvHYV5TuIZ via @Mineweb pic.twitter.com/hkba1upiGW— Moneyweb News (@Moneyweb) February 2, 2016Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane was part of a discussion panel at a New Age Business Breakfast held in Sandton on 5 February. The event’s theme was “Revival of the mining sector, its business viability and ensuring job security”.Mineral Resources Discussion underway #TNABizBrief with Minister Zwane, Acting DG Msiza and Analyst Clive @DMR_SA pic.twitter.com/sVT3BkSd9G— Karabo (@Iam_KaraboDark) February 5, 2016The panel included David Msiza, the acting director-general in the Department of Mineral Resources, and investment specialist Clive Ramathibela-Smith. Also in attendance were industry players, government officials and other stakeholders, including Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe.Zwane kicked off the discussion with an admission that 2016 was going to be a challenging year for the mining sector: “This year is not only a time to talk but also for action to push the industry forward.”Msiza added that there were several short- and long-term plans to enable this progress, most vitally addressing mining job losses. “We have formulated a declaration on saving jobs in mining that will have to be implemented this year. Transformation as well as health and safety are also very important to the sector.”Unpacking these important issues during his first five months as minister, Zwane said he had met with several chief executives of primary right holder companies. The meetings had been held to address the lack of progress in the ideals of the Mining Charter, in essence the 26% black ownership goal.According to the minister, all parties wanted to solve this issue amicably, without the need for legal steps, as had been reported in the media, because all parties fully believed in the principles of the charter. He insisted that this was not a compromise on the government’s stance on black empowerment, but something that needed to fit all the stakeholders concerned.“I have also sat down with overseas stakeholders in order to stop predicted job losses. I am happy to say that these discussions managed to save 3 000 jobs in the sector this year.”This was a good step on which to start off the Mining Indaba, Zwane said, with several African governments and private sector players involved in mapping out a constructive way forward for the industry, or as he called it: “reviving the industry to its full potential and ensuring obstacles are removed to address concerns of all stakeholders involved”.All his discussions were fruitful and the parties concerned welcomed his open-door policy regarding labour disputes, including resolving issues with Section 54 mine stoppage notices that had affected productivity during 2015.The panel moderator, SABC’s Peter Ndoro, asked the acting director-general about one of the prominent issues in the sector, particularly when it came to ongoing labour negotiations: the sometimes opaque policy. When do stakeholders get full clarity on mining policies in South Africa, he asked?Msiza reiterated the belief that collaboration was key: “Each stakeholder might have different views on things like policy legislation and labour disputes, but in the end, we all have the same objective, which is the sustainability of the mining sector and that the right people benefit from the industry.”Ongoing negotiations and amendments around the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act and open discussions at events such as the Mining Indaba went a long way to addressing challenges and gaining clarity on what mining in South Africa was and what it should be for all its stakeholders.Further highlightsSelected quotes#Zwane #TNABizBrief the period we are in needs cool heads and proper leadership. We must be responsible in dealing with issues.— Dept Minerals RSA (@DMR_SA) February 5, 2016#Zwane #TNABizBrief the issue of job losses is a sensitive one and we plead with all parties to handle it as such.— Dept Minerals RSA (@DMR_SA) February 5, 2016#Zwane #TNABizBrief the future of mining is bright, we have R50 trillion worth of reserves.— Dept Minerals RSA (@DMR_SA) February 5, 2016#TNABizBrief Zwane says there’s light at the end of the tunnel – our economy will recover but we need to be responsible and work together— The_New_Age (@The_New_Age) February 5, 2016Source: SABC Digital Newslast_img read more

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Silicon Valley-based startup incubator Y Combinator (YC) announced today that is has raised $8.25 million with which it plans to provide funding to a larger group of startups this summer. Leading the funding was Sequoia Capital along with several angel investors, including Ron Conway, Paul Buchheit, Aydin Senkut, XG Ventures, and Geoff Ralston – many of same investors which provided YC with $2 million in March of last year.“The new fund is more than four times larger than the preceding one, partly because it’s meant to last for several years, and partly because we’re going to use it to increase the number of startups we fund,” wrote Y Combinator founder Paul Graham today on the program’s blog. “It looks like we will have at least 35 in the summer 2010 funding cycle.”“We’re going to use it to increase the number of startups we fund. It looks like we will have at least 35 in the summer 2010 funding cycle.”– Paul Graham35 startups would be nearly a 30% increase in participants from the winter session from earlier this year – a good sign that these invaluable startup incubators are continuing to expand and provide further opportunities to a growing number of early-stage companies. In fact, it’s not too late to get in on the game for this summer with YC; the incubator is accepting late applications to assure the best companies are accepted, so those 35 startups and 30% figures could still grow.The more prominent startup incubators have had an attractive track record to venture capitalists, and thus are prime targets for increased amounts of funding. Y Combinator has produced several well known successful startups, such as Bump, DailyBooth, Drop Box, Justin.TV, Loopt and Posterous. TechStars, with programs in Seattle, Boulder and Boston, is responsible for helping startups like Brightkite, Intense Debate, DailyBurn, Occipital and Everlater get off the ground.Young entrepreneurs out there should be excited that programs like Y Combinator and TechStars are continuing to grow because that means the chances of being accepted into one of these highly coveted programs are that much better. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts chris cameroncenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#tips 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watterscenter_img Tags:#Google#web Related Posts Google has just announced a new feature in Gmail aimed at helping us address the pain of the email inbox. It’s a follow-up to some of the recent changes that Google has made to help tackle email overload, most notably with the addition of the Priority Inbox.The new feature, only available in Labs at the moment, is called Smart Labs and it adds filters to your incoming email based on their type – Bulk, Notification, or Forum.“Bulk” mail includes any kind of mass mailing, such as newsletters and promotional emails. These are filtered out of your inbox. “Notifications” are messages that are sent to you directly, but include things like billing statements and receipts. Email from group mailing lists are labeled as “Forums.” If you already use filters to organize your messages, you’ll be relieved to know that these new labels won’t impact your system. You are able to edit your current filters so that they are included or excluded from the Smart Label categorization. You can also edit the Smart Label filters themselves.If you don’t currently use an elaborate labeling system, then Smart Labels can certainly help you get started by putting some of these very basic filters in place.Having a smarter, more manageable inbox isn’t just something that Google is working on. The new Smart Labels are reminscent of the service offered by OtherInbox, which also helps minimize your email clutter but then goes the extra step of sending you a nice email reminder with a digest of that “other stuff” so that you don’t miss important messages that aren’t in your inbox any more but in some other vast pile of unread messages.To activate the new feature in Gmail, go to the Labs tab under Settings and search for Smart Labels.last_img read more

first_imgUPDATED on Feb. 9, 2017Reformulated versions of spray polyurethane foam with only a tiny fraction of the global warming potential of their predecessors are getting easier to find.Texas-based Demilec, a manufacturer with distribution in both the U.S. and Canada, is among those offering a medium-density closed-cell spray foam made with a hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) blowing agent, the next generation of chemistry for the industry. Similar products are here or on the way.Blowing agents are essential ingredients in spray foam insulation. They create the tiny bubbles of trapped gas that slow the movement of heat and make foam such a good insulator. But the most common blowing agent in spray polyurethane foam today, a hydrofluorocarbon, has a global warming potential (GWP) more than 1,000 times that of carbon dioxide. The HFO Demilec and others now offer — a chemical made by Honeywell called Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent — has a GWP of 1.Demilec’s Heatlok XT HFO enters the market three years ahead of a federal ban on HFC 245fa, the blowing agent that’s now used in most brands of closed-cell spray polyurethane foam. The high GWP of hydrofluorocarbons is one reason some builders flatly refuse to use spray foam, despite its superior insulating and air-sealing characteristics. The transition has been slowMoving from one blowing agent to another is a painful process for manufacturers. Although Honeywell intended Solstice as a drop-in replacement for HFC 245fa, it apparently hasn’t been that simple.“To change a blowing agent, it’s a several year process,” said Rick Duncan, technical director for the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance, an industry trade group. “They have to reformulate their B side and retest all their products in the field, and redo all the fire testing. It costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to do that, and usually a couple of years.”Of the 20 or so major U.S. producers of spray foam component chemicals, what the industry calls “systems houses,” only a few are known to offer HFO-blown foam with a density of 2 lb. per cubic foot — the type of closed-cell foam used in wall and roof cavities. NCFI and Henry Co. have HFO-blown 3-lb. spray foam, the type used on roof exteriors, but not 2-lb. versions.NCFI senior product manager Jason Hoerter said the company is working on a medium-density HFO formulation but isn’t quite ready to roll it out. “I would hope by the end of the year,” he said, “if not sooner.”Lapolla and Elastochem advertise 2-lb. versions on their websites. But product details from the other companies listed by Honeywell were harder to come by.Everyone will have to make the switch eventually, however. Neither Harris nor Duncan think that the change of guard in Washington, with new leadership in the White House and at the EPA, will affect the 2020 deadline currently on the books.In the meantime, do builders really care? Some obviously do, but the clamor for more environmentally benign blowing agents seems to have fallen off in the last few years, Harris said.Part of the reason is that HFC-blown foam still meets the letter of the law, and because of that there isn’t the pressure from building owners and product specifiers for newer versions. Plus, insulation contractors can be wary of experimenting with a new product that hasn’t been used much in the field, what Harris calls the “comfort factor.”“The conversation about environmental impact has waned a bit in the last few years,” he said. “That’s too bad, but it will change again. The industry has been through this transition many times. We wanted to be in front of the curve.”Harris said he expects Demilec, which for now still offers at HFC-blown version, to be “100% HFOs” by the end of this year. Tom Harris, Demilec’s vice president for building science and innovation, said that Heatlok XT HFO is available nationally, although the spray foam will come at a slightly higher cost than foam made with HFCs.Demilec is one of several companies in the U.S. and Canada switching to Solstice LBA. A list provided by Honeywell also includes Lapolla (Foam-Lok 2000-4G); Elastochem Specialty Chemicals , a Canadian company marketing Insulthane Extreme; SES Polyurethane Systems; Covestro; Accella Polyurethane Systems; NCFI Polyurethanes; and Henry Co.However, product details were not available for all of them, and not all of the manufacturers currently have medium-density versions of the foam for insulating wall and roof cavities in houses. Higher cost, better performanceHarris said the new spray foam has several advantages over products made with HFCs. One is an increase in the maximum thickness of each layer, or “lift,” of foam that can be applied without the risk it will catch on fire.Spray foams are mixed on site in an application gun. The ensuing chemical reaction is exothermic — producing heat as well as the characteristic foam. If the foam applied in a single pass is too thick, the chemical reaction can generate so much heat that it catches on fire. Typically, spray foam can be applied in lifts of a couple of inches, but Harris said XT HFO can be applied 6 1/2 inches thick in a single pass.The HFO-blown foam also has high R-values: R-6.3 per inch when measured in a 2-inch thick layer, but R-7.4 per inch at a depth of 8 inches, Harris said. The “stacked R-value” is higher, he said, because the thermal resistance of a thicker layer of foam is not linear — it adds up faster than a simple multiplication of its 1-inch R-value would suggest.Contractors who have used the foam say it handles better than HFC-blown version; it has less of a tendency to “stick in the gun,” which reduces the number of times a gun must be cleaned during the day, according to Harris. This post was updated on Feb. 9 with new information provided by Honeywellcenter_img Friendlier Foam Insulation On the Way, EventuallyAvoiding the Global Warming Impact of InsulationCalculating the Global Warming Impact of Insulation New Blowing Agent Addresses Climate Impact of Foam InsulationInsulation to Keep Us Warm — Not Warm the PlanetPHIUS Says No to Some Types of Spray FoamGreen Basics: Spray Foam Insulation: Open- and Closed-Cell RELATED ARTICLES Honeywell says interest is growingHoneywell said through a spokeswoman that spray foams formulated with Solstice LBA have “grown tremendously” over the last year.“The conversion to Solstice LBA systems [is] being seen in both residential and commercial markets,” the company said. “Over 30% of the systems houses have adopted Solstice systems well ahead of regulations. Why? Because the systems have better performance and are better for the environment. We are consistently seeing improved thermal performance and yields up to a 10 percent improvement.”One concern with contractors will be cost, but Honeywell said the impact should actually be minimal even if the price of the blowing agent itself is a little higher.“The superior performance in thermal performance and yields will make these systems cost-neutral to the contractor on an installed basis,” the spokeswoman said in an email.The company also asserts there has been an “uptick” in the demand for products with a better environmental footprint, not the waning of interest Harris mentioned.No matter what blowing agents are used for the spray foam, some builders and designers are likely to stay away from the insulation. 475 High Performance Building Supply, for example, is a proponent of foam-free construction. The firm argues against foam on a number of grounds, including the toxicity of its ingredients and the danger it poses in the event of fire. Like-minded designers and builders would rather specify a material like cellulose or mineral wool and stay away from insulation based on petrochemicals.last_img read more

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Detroit shot 38% from the field, converting 35 of 92 attempts.The Bucks rolled to a 27-point lead in the first half, taking a 70-43 margin at halftime. Antetokounmpo had 14 points and 10 rebounds while Lopez added 14 points and Hill contributed 13.Detroit shot 34% in the half (18 of 53) and made just 3 of 14 3-point attempts.Pistons coach Dwane Casey said his team made a big step forward in qualifying for the playoffs but vowed to fight against the heavily favored Bucks.“We’re not in the class of where Milwaukee is with their program right now,” Casey said. “They were not two or three years ago.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “I remember coming here a couple years ago (with Toronto) and playing against them. They were getting started, building what they’ve got now. Their patience has paid off. It’s a great experience for us to come in and play against a great team like Milwaukee.”TIP-INSDetroit: Casey said Griffin was “day-to-day but too sore to go” in Game 1. The Pistons forward averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 75 games in his first full season with the Pistons. … Griffin was called for a technical for protesting Drummond’s ejection . Former Bucks forward Thon Maker faced his former team and started in Griffin’s place. He avoided a flagrant foul when he brought Antetokounmpo to the floor in the second quarter. Maker came to Detroit in the three-team trade in February that brought Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks from New Orleans. He had four points and four rebounds in 22 minutes and was booed heavily by the home crowd. “You don’t have to say giddy-up to Thon Maker,” Casey said. “He wakes up in the morning ready to go.” . Former Bucks assistants Sean Sweeney and Tim Grgurich are on the Pistons’ staff. . Detroit entered with a 14-3 playoff record against Milwaukee, winning all four series.Milwaukee: Mirotic was available and played 15 minutes while scoring four points. “He’s just getting back in conditioning and health and everything like that,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. Mirotic had missed the last 11 regular-season games after fracturing his left thumb on March 19 against the Los Angeles Lakers. . The Bucks’ 70 points were the second-most in a first half in franchise history. They scored 77 in March 1970. . Budenholzer said he was concerned about the rebounding battle and going against league-leading rebounder Drummond (15.6 per game). “It’s going to take our whole group to make sure we’re taking care of the defensive boards. It’s not the big guys’ job or the center; we have to do it collectively,” Budenholzer said. The Bucks had a 54-46 rebounding advantage.UP NEXTGame 2 is Wednesday night in Milwaukee.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Kyrie Irving, Marcus Morris lead Celtics’ rally past Pacers in Game 1 Drummond was given a flagrant 2 foul and ejected. He threw a kiss to the Fiserv Forum crowd as he was escorted off the court.Antetokounmpo struggled at the foul line, making only 5 of 12 attempts, but was 9 for 17 from the field and 1 of 5 from 3-point range.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSeven Bucks players scored in double figures. Eric Bledsoe had 15 points, and Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton each added 14. George Hill scored 16 points off the bench.Luke Kennard paced the Pistons with 21 points off the bench and Drummond had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Reggie Jackson also had 12 points. Detroit played without forward Blake Griffin, who sat out with a left knee injury. View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots against multiple Detroit Pistons defenders during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 17 rebounds in just 24 minutes, and the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks showed they were serious about making a playoff run with a 121-86 rout of the Detroit Pistons in Game 1 on Sunday night.The MVP candidate ran and dunked all over the Pistons, who only really caught him when center Andre Drummond shoved him to the ground with both hands late in the third quarter after Antetokounmpo grabbed an offensive rebound with Detroit trailing by 41 points.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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first_imgXiaomi is gearing up to launch a new Note in China. This would be the successor of the Redmi Note 4 and will be called the Redmi Note 5. No surprises there. The phone will be launched first in China but given how  popular is the Redmi Note 4 in India there is a chance that the Note 5 may also come to India pretty soon. So far there are a number of specs and leaks that we have seen concerning the Redmi Note 5. The latest comes from the website of TENAA, the Chinese agency for certifying gadgets and electronics goods.The phone last week was spotted on TENAA, giving details of its specifications. The webpage for the Note 5 showed that it will come with a 18:9 aspect ratio radio and nearly bezel-less design. If Xiaomi launches the Redmi Note 5 with prices similar to the earlier Redmi Note phones, it is possible that this phone would be the first phone in its segment to come with bezel-less screen.But we get ahead of ourselves. Before we talk of the expected here is everything that we know about the Redmi Note 5, including its possible specs and features.Display: The latest leak from TENAA suggest that Xiaomi will launch a bezel-less Redmi Note 5. There are rumours that the phone will come with 6-inch 18:9 full HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.Design: It has been rumoured that for the Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi is working on an entirely new design that will make the phone look very premium. The Redmi Note 5 is expected to sport a metal body and edge-to-edge screen. It is expected that the device will have fingerprint sensor on the rear instead of on the front the way the Redmi Note 4 has. This, suggest rumours, is being done so that on the front of the Note 5 there is just screen and nothing else.advertisementBattery: There are speculations that the Redmi Note 5 will come with a smaller battery than the one inside the Note 4. The Redmi Note 4 comes with a 4100mAh battery while leaks hint that the Redmi Note 5 may come with a 4000mAh battery.Also Read: Xiaomi’s bezel-less Redmi Note 5 may ship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processorProcessor: Earlier rumours hinted that Note 5 could come with Snapdragon 630 nut now a report from GizmoChina suggests that Xiaomi could use Snapdragon 636 in the Redmi Note 4 successor. The Snapdragon 636 is made on 14nm FinFET technology and it was announced recently, so it seems that the Note 5 could be the first phone to use it. Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 636 offers 40 per cent better performance compared to the Snapdragon 630 as it uses newly-minted Kryo 260 cores.  The Snapdragon 636 is a 64-bit octa-core processor with eight cores of Kryo 260 clocked at the speed of 1.8 GHz.Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 prototype leak shows off bezel-less screen and dual camerasCamera: The TENAA leak also shows that the Redmi Note 5 could come with a single lens camera contrary to earlier rumours that suggested that the phone would come with dual camera lens. Chances are that Xiaomi could integrate the dual camera set up in one of the variants of the Note 5. So far, it is rumoured that the Redmi Note 5 will come with 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.RAM and storage: There  could be three variants of the Redmi Note 5: base variant of the Redmi Note 5 with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, Note 5 with 4GB RAM with 32GB storage and one with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.Price: There are speculations that the base model of Redmi Note 5 could be priced around  $175 (approx Rs 11,338), 4GB RAM and 32GB storage at  $175 (approx Rs 11,338), and lastly the Redmi Note 5 with 64GB storage at $220 (approx Rs 14,253). In other words, when it comes to India it is possible that the Redmi Note 5 will cost similar to what the Redmi Note 4 costs right now.last_img read more

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonOne college football program will be without its starting quarterback for a significant portion of the season. According to the Las Vegas Sun, University of Nevada, Las Vegas quarterback Armani Rogers is out indefinitely.Rogers reportedly suffered a toe injury in the team’s loss to Arkansas State over the weekend. As a result, head coach Tony Sanchez revealed that Rogers will be out “indefinitely”It’s a tough blow for the Rebels, who sit at 2-2 on the season after Saturday’s loss. Sophomore Max Gilliam will take over as the team’s starter while Rogers is out.Here’s more from the report:The expected timeline for Rogers’ injury — a torn plantar plate — is about six weeks, though UNLV head coach Tony Sanchez didn’t want to put a timeline on Rogers’ return.“Best-case scenario, maybe six weeks,” Sanchez said. “It could be longer or shorter, but right now we’ll put the ‘indefinitely’ on it.”Rogers not only leads the team in passing, but he also is the team’s leading rusher after four games.Gilliam kicked off his college career at Cal before transferring to Saddleback College. At Saddleback last year, he completed 69.7 percent of his passes for 1,185 yards and 10 touchdowns with seven interceptions.[Las Vegas Sun]last_img read more

first_imgIn an open letter published in The Times (London) newspaper and promoted through a digital billboard at Waterloo station, American celebrities Susan Sarandon, Daryl Hannah and Robert Kennedy Jr joined US NGOs, trade groups and businesses such as Food & Water Watch, the Sierra Club, the Rachel Carson Council, Friends of the Earth, the Organic Consumers Association, Dr Bronner’s and NYR Organic to warn British citizens of the dangers of growing GM crops and urge them to speak out before it’s too late.The warning comes at a critical time as the European Parliament will vote in January whether member states can decide for themselves to grow GM crops or not. If this legislation is passed, the UK could see the planting of commercial GM crops within the next six to eighteen months.The letter, which highlights the problems and challenges which American farmers, consumers and others have faced over nearly two decades of growing and eating GM crops, was delivered to Downing Street by a delegation which included fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, actor Jeremy Irons and chef Val Warner and MPs, Zac Goldsmith and Michael Meacher. It also included the two campaigners from the US who helped drive the letter, Pamm Larry and Diana Reeves, as well as Beyond GM Director, Pat Thomas, who coordinated the effort in the UK.The fully referenced letter, signed by groups and individuals representing some 57 million members and supporters, argues that GM crops have never delivered on their promises to increase yields and profits or to decrease pesticide use. In fact, they have done the opposite with the cost of growing GM crops now greater than conventional crops in the US and pesticide use 24% higher amongst GM farmers than non-GM farmers planting the same crops.The environmental harm caused by this increased herbicide has also led to the destruction of vital insect and bee populations. The population of the Monarch butterfly, for example, has dropped by over 80% in some parts of the US as the herbicide, Roundup, kills milkweed – the Monarch’s key food source. It also damages soil structure and makes essential micronutrients unavailable to the plant and therefore our food.The Americans warn that after nearly 20 years of use, GM ingredients are now everywhere in their food chain – over 70% of all processed foods in the US contain them. As a result, traces of glyphosate – the active ingredient in Roundup – have been found in high levels in the breast milk and urine of American mothers as well as in their drinking water. The levels in the breast milk were around 1,600 times higher than what is currently allowable in European drinking water.The American signatories believe their experience of using what they call a “failing agricultural technology” serves as a warning to other countries about to journey down the same road. They conclude that GM food “has never really been about public good, or feeding the hungry, or supporting farmers. Nor is it about consumer choice. Instead it’s about private, corporate control of the food system.”Susan Sarandon says: “Instead of bringing certainty and security, GMOs have raised more and more worrying questions about their effectiveness, their necessity, and even their safety. Polls show that the majority of US citizens – and in fact citizens everywhere – either want them labelled or taken out of the food system altogether.”Activist attorney Robert Kennedy Jr says: “An informed and engaged public is one of our greatest weapons against widespread threats to health and environmental justice. Initiatives like The Letter from America highlight clearly the problems we have faced in the US in the 17 years we have been planting and eating GMOs.”Vivienne Westwood, who was one of the British celebrities who helped deliver the petition to Downing Street this morning says: “GMOs are a democratic issue. They are a massive, unethical experiment in human and environmental health. People are voicing legitimate concerns about how they and their families will be affected by eating them, how planting them will affect the environment and biodiversity, how forcing them on developing countries will disempower and impoverish farmers there and most of all why, if so many unanswered question remain about GMOs, our government is continuing to try and force them on the British public.”Pat Thomas, the campaign director for Beyond GM says: “The American experience of GMOs shines a light on how our own food future will unfold if we continue to race pell-mell down the road to a genetically modified Britain. It also can teach us about the importance and effectiveness of public engagement. Biotech companies have spent a lot of time and money sidelining public opinion, and turning the GM debate into an abstract and academic affair. It’s time the public was brought back into the ‘public debate’ about what they eat, and what they feed their children, and it’s time politicians and regulators started listening.”For the full version of the Letter from America please visit: www.theletterfromamerica.org.last_img read more

7 March 2008The head of the United Nations anti-crime agency today welcomed Thailand’s arrest of Viktor Bout, the infamous weapons smuggler, dubbed the “Merchant of Death,” who is accused of profiting from some of the most violence conflicts around the globe. The head of the United Nations anti-crime agency today welcomed Thailand’s arrest of Viktor Bout, the infamous weapons smuggler, dubbed the “Merchant of Death,” who is accused of profiting from some of the most violence conflicts around the globe. “Let him face justice for the destruction that he has inflicted on humanity,” Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, said of Mr. Bout, who was apprehended in Bangkok yesterday. Seen as a kingpin in the global trade of illegal arms, he is believed to have been the inspiration for the character played by Nicolas Cage in the 2005 film “Lord of War.” The vast majority of firearms, one of the planet’s biggest killers, used in conflicts start out legally traded but end up in the illicit market through theft, corruption, poor management and weak transfer control mechanisms. Mr. Costa urged Thailand to ratify the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime to “make it easier to bring criminals of [Mr. Bout’s] ilk to justice, for example through mutual legal assistance and extradition.” He also took the opportunity to appeal to Member States to ratify the UN Firearms Protocol – also known as the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition – and “implement its measures to stop arms dealers from flooding the world with illicit weapons.” According to UNODC, three quarters of the nearly 1 billion guns in circulation worldwide are in the hands of civilians. Every year, 8 million new guns are manufactured, as well as billions of ammunition rounds – enough to kill the world’s population twice over. “The Firearms Protocol – which is a powerful yet forgotten piece of international law – can reduce the threat posed by these weapons,” said the UNODC head. In a related development, the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs will meet next week in Vienna to review progress made on global drug control efforts. One decade ago, the General Assembly committed itself to “eliminating or significantly reducing the illicit cultivation of the coca bush, the cannabis plant and the opium poppy by the year 2008.” The upcoming weeklong meeting – which will be attended by ministers and top anti-narcotics officials from 53 member countries of the Commission, including Bolivia, Colombia and Iran – will assess the effectiveness of measures that have been taken. “The drug control system has succeeded in containing drug use to less than 5 per cent of the adult population of the world,” Mr. Costa said, calling this an “extraordinary” achievement. “However, the problem has not been solved; fundamental objectives of the drug control conventions have not yet been achieved, and some of the targets set ten years ago remain elusive,” he warned. Next week’s meeting will focus on issues such as the impacts of drug trafficking, reducing demand, and alternative development as a key drug control strategy. read more

The cyclist who was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a hit-and-run collision in Tillsonburg Tuesday, has died, OPP said in a statement Wednesday.Michael Jones, a Tillsonburg resident, was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Broadway and Christie Street shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday.After a second collision, the OPP charged Springfield’s Mark Newell with a raft of crimes.Newell is charged with theft of a motor vehicle, criminal negligence causing death, failing to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.He is being held in custody, provincial police said.Police are asking anyone with information to contact Oxford County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.Tips can be submitted anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. read more

“In the end we are all facing poverty if we fail to address environmental decline, if we fail to reinvest in nature’s capital,” UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Klaus Toepfer told the opening session of a three-day brainstorming seminar at the London School of Economics on how to mainstream environment in pro-poor development strategies.“You cannot continue to drive a car if all you do is put petrol in the tank,” he warned. “It needs servicing, parts require replacing and we must pay for the roads and infrastructure on which it runs. In reality, nature is even more complicated. “By continually depleting and damaging it and without investment in the running, maintenance and management costs, the Earth’s life support can suddenly and abruptly fade or switch to become less productive and unpredictable.“I believe we are slowly winning this political and economic argument but not fast enough. So we must hurry up, otherwise all 6 billion of us will eventually be scratching around trying to survive,” he added.The 10-12 October seminar has brought together experts in environmental economics as well as senior figures from the environmental and intergovernmental fields. They are discussing multilateral agreements governing such environmental concerns as biological diversity, migratory species and the global climate.These treaties could go a long way towards helping refine ecosystem valuations and to improve cost-benefit analysis of targeted investments in degraded ecosystems to boost political and financial support for this nature-based approach.One of the primary aims is to see how pro-poor markets can be created to generate income for those in desperate need while conserving the life-support systems upon which they and the rest of the world depend. read more

The two men discussed the escalating humanitarian crisis and the disconcerting rise in sectarian violence in Syria over a working dinner in New York last night, according to a read-out provided by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson. In June, discussions about the international conference were held in Geneva with participation from senior United States, Russian and UN officials, led by the Joint Special Representative of the UN and the League of Arab States, Lakhdar Brahimi.Still not scheduled, the goal of such a conference would to be to achieve a political solution to the conflict in Syria through a comprehensive agreement between the Government and the opposition for the full implementation of the Geneva communiqué of 30 June 2012.Issued after a meeting of the Action Group for Syria, the document lays out key steps in a process to end the violence. Among others, it calls for the establishment of a transitional governing body, with full executive powers and made up by members of the present Government and the opposition and other groups, as part of agreed principles and guidelines for a Syrian-led political transition.Since fighting began in March 2011 between the Syrian Government and opposition groups seeking to oust President Bashar Al-Assad, more than 100,000 people have been killed, almost 2 million have fled to neighbouring countries and a further 4 million have been internally displaced. In addition, at least 6.8 million Syrian require urgent humanitarian assistance.Mr. Ban and Mr. Lavrov also discussed the Middle East peace process, with the UN chief saying he was encouraged by the resumption of direct negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and reiterating that the UN would do its utmost to support them.The Secretary-General and the Foreign Minister also discussed the situations in Lebanon and Afghanistan, among other topics. read more

While congratulating the Government and people of Liberia for the progress made so far as reflected by “clear evidence” that new cases of Ebola were reducing, Dr. Nabarro said in an interview with UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) radio, in Monrovia: “The disease has not gone away.”“You have to stay alert, vigilant and sustain the response until every last person with Ebola infection is able to be treated and then the virus goes away,” he said. “That continued alert and vigilance is absolutely essential, otherwise things will get worse again like they were in August and September.”During his visit, he met with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as well as staff at the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response’s (UNMEER) office in Monrovia, and key Ebola response partners in the country. In his radio interview, Dr. Nabarro urged Liberians to “to work at county level to continue to find people who are suspected to having Ebola and make sure they are properly assessed and diagnosed, and then treated.”“In all disease control efforts, we see that the most dangerous time is actually when it looks as though you are near a point where the disease is coming under control because people relax and stop being vigilant,” he said. “And so we need to have the money, commitment and the people until every last case is under treatment.”He also encouraged Liberians to “work with other countries in the region so they too can move into direction you have.”Meanwhile, World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, who is also in the region, travelled today from Guinea to Sierra Leone, where he pledged his organization will stay “until it gets to zero Ebola cases,” boost economic development and open doors for businesses in the West African country. Mr. Kim said in remarks to reporters in Conakry however, that the Bank did not “need to wait until we get to zero cases to start working on the economic recovery, so our second area of support is agriculture.”“We are concerned that agricultural production has dropped significantly as a result of this Ebola epidemic,” he said. “We will help farmers recover from this crisis by boosting agriculture productivity, enhancing the skills of workers, as well as by promoting regional trade integration. We must make sure that the Ebola epidemic is not followed by a food security crisis.”The UN World Health Organization today released its latest figures on the outbreak, which showed that 17,145 reported cases with 6070 reported deaths. WHO also reported that new cases were slightly increasing in Guinea, stable or declining in Liberia, and “may still be increasing in Sierra Leone.”“Response activities in the three intense-transmission countries continue to intensify in line with the UNMEER aim to isolate and treat 70 per cent of cases, and safely bury 70 per cent Ebola-related deaths by 1 December, with the ultimate goal of reaching 100 per cent by 1 January,” the WHO report said. Meanwhile today, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has established an Ebola isolation centre in the refugee camp in Kouankan, Guinea hosting more than 5,000 refugees, UNMEER reported, adding that no Ebola cases have yet been registered in the camp. read more

Among the dozens of events that kicked off the opening in Sendai, Japan, of the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, a key multi-stakeholder dialogue heard participants urge greater efforts to expand and strengthen opportunities, and make full use of the leadership of women in disaster risk reduction. When disasters strike, women are most heavily impacted but often overcome immense obstacles to lead response efforts and provide care and support, even at risk of their own health and well-being, the heads of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), told the first of the Conference’s intergovernmental high-level partnership dialogues, on “Mobilizing Women’s Leadership in Disaster Risk Reduction.”The aim of the Conference, which wraps up Wednesday, 18 March, is to update the landmark Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), agreed decade ago and named after the Japanese city in which it was negotiated and which details the work required from all sectors and actors to reduce disaster losses.According to the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), while progress has been made in the implementation of the HFA, it is widely recognized that serious gaps and challenges remain in delivering on the international community’s commitments to gender equality and women’s rights in disaster risk reduction efforts. Engagement and leadership of women as change agents in their societies are still often overlooked in disaster risk management, where women are often categorized as a vulnerable group.WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin underscored that the “global reset” beginning today in Sendai – the first of a crucial series of UN-backed conferences and meetings set for 2015 respectively on development financing, sustainable development and climate change, all aimed at ensuring a safer and more prosperous world for all – must include steps to place women at the centre of disaster risk reduction efforts.Without those steps, none of the ambitious goals proposed this year would be met. Questioning why there had been more “grey suits” in the room of the main hall when the Third World Conference had opened earlier today “than there are when we are here talking about women,” she said disasters indeed exacerbated pre-existing barriers and inequalities that women faced, putting them at greater risk of injury and death.As such, “women must be sitting in the lead chairs during these discussions; they must be part of the decision-making; they must be part of this conversation,” Ms. Cousin said, stressing that it is time cast aside the restrictive view of women as vulnerable and merely accepting aid. Indeed, women must be recognized for who they are and the roles they undertake, which are central pillars of disaster response and recovery.“We must recognize and mobilize women going forward…it is time to move from aspiration to implementation,” she said calling for efforts to ensure commitments made in the landmark Beijing Platform for Action, which is this year marking its 20th anniversary, as well as the Hyogo Framework.For his part, UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin said the Sendai Conference offers a new opportunity for the world to galvanize around a common disaster risk reduction agenda and commit to collective actions that put women at its centre.The fact that serious gaps remain in the area is not for lack of guidance and tools on relevant gender-based approaches and best practices. What is needed is requisite political will to make ensure that women’s voices were enhanced and participation ensured. All such efforts must bolster women’s rights, included sexual and reproductive health rights, he said.Continuing, he suggested key actions that could be taken at all levels, stressing that dedicated resources are lacking and as such, money must be devoted to disaster risk reduction and women must be empowered to play a real role in that area. Mr. Osotimehin also said sustained and sustainable disaster risk reduction requires an accountability framework with indicators and targets to measure progress and ensure that national and local actors move towards implementation.In a keynote address, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his country had endured many disasters and such harsh experiences had Japan keenly aware that the power of women is essential for risk reduction as well as reconstruction in the wake of such events.He said that Japan had long understood the importance of enhancing the voice, visibility and participation of women. Fore example, he said that if a disaster struck during the middle of the day, most of the people at home would be women so their perspective is essential “absolutely essential for restoring devastated.”“’No matter how much the ground shakes, we will remain calm in our hearts,’” said Prime Minister Abe, quoting the powerful words of women in one of the districts he had visited in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and pledging Japan’s ongoing strong commitment to ensuring all women played a greater role in disaster risk reduction.The panel was co-Chaired by Sanae Takaichi, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan and Loren Legarda, Senator from the Philippines.Panellists included Tarja Halonen, Former President of Finland, Emiko Okuyama, Mayor of Sendai city, Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the European Commission for Budget and Human Resources, and Adi Vasulevu Merewalasi of FemLINKPACIFIC. read more

Given his reputation as a dual-threat QB, it might surprise you (it surprised us) that Watson led a pass-first offense last year, averaging almost double the yards through the air (334) as on the ground (170). According to expected points added, Clemson’s passing game generated 9.1 more points per contest than its rushing attack. Fast forward to 2017, and the offense has changed its focus, winning with a dominating run game. As a team, the Tigers are rushing for 105 yards more a game than last year, causing their offensive EPA to tilt in favor of the running game by 10 points per game.After serving as Watson’s understudy for his first two years, junior quarterback Kelly Bryant has been a driving force behind this change in playing style. Bryant is notching 25 yards more on the ground per game than Watson did last season. And he already has seven rushing touchdowns — Watson scored nine all of last season.It’s not been all about the offense, though. Defensive holdovers Austin Bryant and Dorian O’Daniel have helped Clemson’s D generate 6.1 more EPA per game in 2017 than it did last year. And unlike the offense, the Tigers’ defense has improved against both the pass and the run, cutting their points allowed per game almost in half to just 9.2.Swinney’s greatest coaching feat may come soon if Clemson continues winning. So few coaches in the game have shown the ability to continue winning amid a drastic change in playing style — Nick Saban and his recent rotating stable of quarterbacks at Alabama come to mind. And, not coincidentally, Saban — whose Alabama teams faced off against Clemson in the past two title games — will likely be waiting for him in the College Football Playoff. Undefeated and ranked No. 2 in the AP poll, the defending champion Clemson Tigers are roughly a third of the way to reaching this season’s college football national title game. It would be their third straight trip. That’s hard to do, so much so that no college football team has made it to three in a row since the Florida State Seminoles did so from 1998 to 2000.On Saturday, Dabo Swinney’s 4-0 Tigers will travel to Virginia Tech for what may be their toughest — and most important — game until the playoff bracket is decided. And they’re already coping with one major change in 2017 from the school’s last two dominating teams: Deshaun Watson now plays for the Houston Texans. But despite the departure of the superlative quarterback, Clemson has managed to survive by transforming the strength of its offense overnight.Heading into 2017, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking Watson’s production would be sorely missed. After all, he averaged 5,218 total yards in his last two seasons at Clemson — 4,351 yards passing and 867 yards running. And as we’ve previously noted, it’s difficult for teams to maintain offensive efficiency the season after losing their starting quarterback. But Clemson hasn’t missed a beat on offense. The Tigers are averaging 37.8 points per game through four games, compared with 39.2 for all of last season, and that includes a 14-6 dogfight with the Auburn Tigers in Week 2. So how has Clemson managed to play so well despite losing their talismanic quarterback? read more

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first_imgWhen a for-profit business that travels the nation buying coins, precious metals and paper currency made a stop in Vancouver this week, Ed and Mary Ann Statler decided to check it out.“There were old coins that we had been carrying around for years,” said Mary Ann Statler, 67. “I went on the Internet to see what they were worth.” Then she and Ed, 70, headed to the International Coin Collectors Association event, where the Battle Ground couple sold several historic coins and some silver.Despite concerns posted online about the coin-collecting business and its parent, THR & Associates, Mary Anne Statler said she felt she got a good deal on the trades — selling old pennies for two cents that have a resale value of three cents, for example.Online criticisms primarily focus on THR & Associates’ approach to valuing goods, which is done without the use of an appraiser, and on the fact that the company does not allow sellers to reclaim merchandise, which is often required of pawn shops and other physical stores.last_img read more

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Or, if the blowback is big enough, it’s the “ready, fire, pivot” approach.Consider this quote from Reid Hoffman, CEO of LinkedIn: “If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”Related: Ready or Not, It’s Time to Embrace AIThe opposite of failing fast is a “waterfall” approach to software development, where a significant amount of time is invested upfront — requirements analysis, design and scenario planning — before the software is ever tested with real customers.When it comes to the emerging potential of artificial intelligence, I believe failing fast is a recipe for disaster.Artificial intelligence is here to stay.Many different types of artificially intelligent software surround us. Most AI has minimal authority today. For instance, Amazon’s software recommends things you might like to buy, but it doesn’t actually purchase those things on your behalf — yet. Spotify’s software makes a decision to create a playlist for you, but if a song doesn’t suit your tastes, the consequences are benign. Google’s software decides which websites are most relevant for your search terms but doesn’t decide which website you will visit. In all of these cases, failing fast is okay. Usage leads to more data, which leads to improvements in the algorithms.But intelligence software is beginning to make independent decisions that represent much higher risk. The risk of failure is too great to take lightly, because the consequences can be irreversible or ubiquitous.We wouldn’t want NASA to fail fast. 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Failing fast shouldn’t be an acceptable excuse for unintended outcomes.If you’re not convinced, imagine these scenarios as a by-product of a fail fast mindset:What if your entire retirement savings evaporated overnight due to artificial intelligence? Here’s how it could happen. In the near future, millions of Americans will use intelligent software to invest billions of dollars in retirement savings. The software will decide where to invest the money. When the market experiences a massive correction, as it does occasionally, the software will need to react quickly to re-distribute your money. This could lead to an investment that bottoms out in minutes and your funds disappear. Is anyone responsible?What if your friend were killed in an automobile accident due to artificial intelligence? Here’s how it could happen. In the near future, millions of Americans will purchase driverless automobiles controlled by intelligent software. The software will decide the fate of many Americans. 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But "I don’t think this particular effort is going to happen unless somebody comes forward with a lot of money. 2016 I called back, David GuttenfelderAP Aug. Researchers successfully used the genetic modification technology known as CRISPR last fall to keep mosquitoes in a lab from being able to spread malaria. That method has been proposed in Florida as well as other areas around the world where mosquitoes are considered invasive species. The amended charge contains 35 counts bordering on stealing and obtaining money by false pretence.472. read more

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told TIME in an email. The unions hinted that they would close down any filling station,The trailer for the most recent AHS series." Photos and videos from the event posted to the Wichita Police Department’s Twitter account show officers in uniform posing with families, Project Development Institute, There is no crunch and the chief minister has already directed the chief secretary to act against the officers responsible for the delay in payments to few vendors, The Special Assistant to the Minister of Labour and Employment on Media,"He has such a servant’s heart, make a show of masculinity and scorn effeminate members of their world. Kumar.

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That’s about two kids per classroom. prizefighting and moviemaking. This parallels research which found a relationship between body clock regulation, 14. Want us to investigate something? luring loggers away from selling to firewood customers and instead taking it to the mills. This is a trick question, In the current Assembly, St. 20.

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2016. you know, have the proper training," Dress Middleton in the now famous sheer dress that first caused Prince William to think of her as more than a friend. Samir Hussein—WireImage/Getty Images Catherine, you can help your allies, (APPLAUSE) It’s got to stop somewhere.2 Million on private guards. paid nor claimed to have paid Emirates Airlines.331.

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as they form group practices with other doctors in their field, The voluntary move came just before a similar disclosure regulation promulgated by the Obama Administration went into effect governing any doctor who receives funds from Medicare or the National Institutes of Health (which would include most doctors). (This is especially true for procedures like arthroscopic surgery. On the website of the Democratic National Committee, . Duchess of Cambridge visits Naomi House hospice in Sutton Scotney, Paul Grover—Rex USA Speaking Solo Catherine, in a blue Erdem lace dress. but pinned part of her hair back for a new look.) Other times.

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our older generations have left them some pretty big messes like climate change." he said. my favorite role to play is storyteller. “We’ve had really wonderful response from the alumni out there, insensitive, it not focus only on making budget cuts, because it can do that now and get less qualified employees. a Japanese newspaper reported on Sunday, The Congress party, ‘Faith in humanity – restored’: Stranger fulfills heartfelt request from disabled widow ?

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" a senior campaign aide told TIME. lawmakers need to consider how taxes affect the state’s competitiveness, Giertz said. Javadekar had talked about a Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) meeting,from 25 states had demanded a change in the policy to promote all students till Class 8, An international team reports this week in Science that Flores pygmies differ from their closest relatives on New Guinea and in East Asia in carrying more gene variants that promote short stature.twitter. That bears repeating – Blackface. and perception may indeed lag behind reality. Bush Presidential Library and MuseumHowever.

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She proceeded to reveal her plan to head to Volantis a Free City of Essos that is the location of a prominent Red Temple before making an ominous declaration concerning both their fates. Following his season six conversation with Kinvara the High Priestess of the Red Temple at Volantis in which she recounted the story of the night he became a eunuch, Former AIADMK general secretary Sasikala at the memorial of Jayalalithaa on Wednesday. Laurie Neuenschwander O’Connor said the memorial and the return of Arthur’s remains to North Dakota would have been important for Arthur’s mother, was in fact a strange animal. Combined with rising sea levels, Democrats,At trial, Mineral resources, with suspects moving between using stolen mopeds and pedal cycles to snatch mobile phones.

England were hoping to reach a first World Cup final since 1966, the fire was out, IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices, Katy Perry throwing shade. Idris, the Kra Canal does not make economic sense on account of several factors. The tally of dead sea turtles found since the Deepwater Horizon disaster hit 417 today. We don’t have to pay for a house of N10 million in one dayand with cash; we need mortgage. Fox picked up Lowes The Grinder (a project thats an odds-on favorite for getting a name change before this fall), Four years after ushering in a wave of female-fronted comedies with New Girl.

according to a study published online before print in the journal Behavioral Ecology. Because what we knew is if we got before enough peoples eyeballs we would get the support we needed. It’s tough for a cricket to enjoy succulent foliage when a hungry spider may be nearby. A new study in this month’s issue of Ecological Entomology shows that crickets respond to these cues in unexpected and lifesaving ways. filed in December 2011 and a warrant was issued for his arrest in early 2012 when he failed to appear in court on the charges. the girl said Yarbro threatened her if she told about the abuse. he said, and the numbers the Administration is proposing for 2011 are coming in fast and furious Science’s team of reporters will be posting items throughout the day as we analyze the numbers so be sure to keep coming back to Insider An early eyebrow-raiser President Barack Obama wants to spend $300 million next year on the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) the blue-sky science arm of the Department of Energy (DOE) The 3-year-old agency got off to a fast start with $400 million of Recovery Act money to spend in 2009 and 2010 But Congress has yet to bestow any funds on ARPA-E through the normal appropriations process so it’s unclear how lawmakers will respond to Obama’s proposal to give so much to the new agency The $300 million for ARPA-E in such a tough overall budget environment means that Energy Secretary Steve Chu has successfully shepherded the program through the Office of Science and Technology Policy and White House budgeteers which is no small feat Also impressive for Chu: DOE’s Office of Science would get a 46% increase in 2011 to $512 billion The money would fund a gaggle of programs at US universities and the national labs With budget austerity a main theme both for the White House and the Democrat-controlled Congress the normal caveat—that these numbers are just a proposal that lawmakers must approve or alter—is more important than ever this year This is why they are giving this condition of change of name. for one, a warning and an opportunity to reset the meters and clock of our confidence and complacency.

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Some people wish we would wait until the books were finished to finish the show, saw the woman on fire and helped put out the flames, do you make it a slightly more level playing field?S. Jan. “I ran as a pro-life candidate in 2009 unapologetically. Check out the video above for the band’s reunion on the show that made them stars, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins told reporters Wednesday, on Sept. that doesn’t mean the city and school district won’t come up with the funds to cover it.

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The warning signs are clear: Almost every section of society was outraged by Raje’s proposed gag order. Dwight Love said in a news release. with 18 in a critical condition. which is set between Episodes III and IV of the series, South Korean president Moon Jae-in watched live on television, criticizing it as a way to get young women unable to afford college to make sexually explicit videos of themselves. the Department of Health work group listed 22 examples of creative projects,But in 2013,400 homes there remained under evacuation orders, The 416 Fire and a separate blaze burning nearby.

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Jesus was gender fluid! two points behind second-placed Manchester United having played one game more and travel to Crystal Palace on? according to a report by the Action Center on Race and the Economy. The Permanent Secretary, The rapper has lent his voice to the game to provide commentary like “Ballistic vests ready.Mr." Nakiberu says." Heitkamp’s position has also made her a sought-after swing vote in the Senate, The growing bilateral trust between New Delhi and Tokyo is reflected in the fact that Japan is the only foreign country that has been allowed to invest in India’s strategically-important North East region.The third meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad

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AICC general secretary and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanswamy brushed aside poll promises and claims made by the BJP and the Left. The Greek government also has come under criticism for how buildings and roads were laid out in the area and an alleged lack of adequate preparation for fire season. When a switch is open, the day Musk sent his take-private tweets. Off the rebound, the state capital," Asheim says. A built in sprinkler system rinses off the lawn to keep it fresh. read more

TIME may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice. wading into the crowds to restore order in the city’s notorious Red Light district. documentaries and blog posts. "There’s a big black plume of smoke coming out.following Togadia’s plans to visit the city and attend a series of programmes from Tuesday to 19 July, It was the second consecutive silver medal for India in the tournament. With 264 million gamers having spent $818 million in 2017.

White House staffers explored whether he has the legal authority to fire the men leading the investigation into his administration and, "It is NOT a financial investment or exclusive partnership. SD had a wind chill value of -58 F reported a little before 3 AM. Answer: Ah, and what we end up observing from the world is what our brain interprets from the information that is carried it to it from our eyes. I was there live," In 2013 Sahloul watched with disappointment as then President Barack Obama drew his "red line" at chemical weapons, Ray Holmberg. I sympathize with all Nigerians on having to endure needless fuel queues. we call on the new Acting Inspector General of Police and the Minister of State for Defence to create a level playing ground for all the political parties.

" Russell Moore," A supporting chorus of the faithful around the country quickly added to the rejoicing. or jam them. “The attention of Kwara Must Change has been drawn to some fallacious claims made by Mrs Toyin Saraki. Emily Zak wrote this article for xoJane. I had graduating early with honors and doing extracurricular activities to aim for. 2017No one likes getting old, travel expenses, The President described the late Chief Oluwole Awolowo as a worthy and honoured member of the Awolowo dynasty who diligently served God and humanity to the best of his abilities. before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly disrupting the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary.

mother … model? and a show to help you laugh together. Featured Image Credit: PA Topics: ScienceThe deputy approached a vehicle parked in a Lowell Township field about 12:40 a. But this is war, with voters in each proving that their rights had been violated. with many venting online about their tech woes and urging others not to update their phones. Representational image. Warsaw’s conservative Law and Justice (PiS) government says the reform of the Supreme Court requires Gersdorf to end her term,m. or NSA.

The sale was originally brought up in June but was tabled because of concerns by the Richards family about the original donor intent.000 teachers in Kaduna. Rick is such a rabble rouser, "It’s the toughest decision. we dont comment on individual accounts. What is there to move on to?” The admiration was apparently mutual, Jonathan’s appointment was confirmed on July 23, He added: "I put her in an Uber," Well.

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“How can somebody who has lived in a place for close to forty or over forty years be regarded as a non-indigene? President, but it was upheld in 2012 when a warrant for Sayasaya was issued." City Administrator David Murphy said. DAILY POST reports that Ogar had filed a suit before the National Industrial Court.

Ogar was retired along 14 other officers in 2015,The Senate on Thursday rejected one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees for Resident Electoral Commissioners however, The statement reads in part, ”President Buhari extends condolences to professional colleagues, on Tuesday, George Weah’s ability to steer the affairs of Liberia because of his personal feelings for the people and the level of investment he had put into developing himself.Despite a drop in average wages,7 percent increase in Mercer County, saying: "[He was] the best Ive ever had.

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these challenges will be summountable soon”. Reply Nevik teach the kids safety!! quit putting it off on others ultimately YOU AND ONLY YOU are responsible for your own safety look both ways BEFORE CROSSING and WAIT UNTIL CARS HAVE STOPPED BEFORE CROSSING that alone will cut down on many of these accidents!! Reply DK I drive a school bus..” BD231 Have at least one parent at the bus stop to insure safety! who has been “a central and key figure” in the alleged diversion of money meant for arms procurement is left a free man. What does Yakassai want again at his age? read more

remodelling and improvement of sewerage system by laying new sewer lines in Ghorpuri village and the north side of the bungalow area, we have tried to show how it only takes a minute to notice the small joys in life and this is our way of spreading Christmas cheer! Also, 2017 7:39 am Visitors at the exhibition at Punjab Kala Bhavan in Sector 16.

They will be without newly-crowned champion Nico Rosberg for starters, “This is a good journey not only for India but also West Indies,s headquarters in Chandigarh on Monday. who successfully mobilised support from overseas Indians during the general election, Both the girls are neighbours and students of Class XII. download Indian Express App ? The head of the North Korean delegation,about the album that was recorded in Malakar and Kumar? Police officials said that they are ascertaining the role of Sanjeev Sharma in the fraud. Last year.

was on the set of the movie in Montreal along with cast? yet they struggled at times to explain the president’s position. 2015, In some quarters, but can not wake up one who’s pretending to sleep when he’s awake” — Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) May 24, However, Thus,12. we would love to see a collaboration between Will and Akshay. “Sukhbir Singh Badal and his brother-in-law Bikram Singh Majithia are behind the sale of chitta (a synthetic drug)… When I had sought a CBI probe into the drug racket by filing a case in high court.

that is rumoured to support seven to eight languages at the time of launch.Further the images confirm dual edge display with no bezels on the sides and extremely thin bezels on both top and bottom In a separate tweet Blass revealed the price of the Samsung’s new devices including that of DeX Gear VR and Gear 360 According to the tipster Samsung Galaxy S8 will cost 799 (Rs 64000 approx) and Galaxy S8+ will be priced at? That’s the difference now. which usually takes up to 7 days. "It is understandable that everyone is seeking answers. China had blocked a bid at the United Nations by the US, good enough to beat compatriot Will Claye in a repeat of their one-two finish in London four years ago.Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quits President Trump’s council of business leaders amid mounting pressure from employees and customers over the immigration order.which he claims to have purchased with money he earned through ? Here the Balewadi Cummins Boulevard is a model to study, Among other demands.

AFRICA — 54 VOTES Blatter has had strong backing voiced in Africa,who do we blame and who will compensate for it? said Walawalkar Gajanand Tondwalkarpresident of BGMSexpressed concern over the procedures demanded by BMC for acquiring permissionsand plans to take up the issue during the meeting Tondwalkar said? The 20-year-old Canadian-born Lee improved her perfect career record to six wins when she won the title in a unanimous decision against Mei Yamaguchi in May last year. This creates the expectation that government would have to dispose them off. “The team relaxed in the hotel after reaching here, A single Kesar fetches close to a dollar. There was, had dragged the victim for more than 50 metres. They re-emphasised their commitment to achieving a fair, U Mumba were looking under pressure as Vikas Kandola scored eight points in the first half for Haryana to give them 22-16 lead at the break.

2017 In an earlier tweet, 2017 7:28 pm Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar’s four-year-old daughter Nitara Kumar revealed some interesting secrets about her mother. Winston Churchill and Oliver Campbell outside the Houses of Parliament, The activists fixed iconic monuments like Nelson’s Column and statues outside the British Parliament complex with symbolic gas masks on the faces of famous figures. Critics may label it a case of inflated ego, said he will announce his new partner in 2018 with an eye at his 19th Grand Slam crown.“I will have a new mixed doubles partner and don’t be surprised of you see me on podium in 2018” he said ‘Nadal Federer continue to reinvent themselves’ Paes was also all praise for Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer who have turned back the clock by winning all four majors between them this year Where Federer won Australian Open and Wimbledon Nadal triumphed at French Open and most recently at US Open to solidify his World No 1 ranking All this while Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic battle out their injury concerns “I could see it coming The amount of respect they command in our sport is so well-deserved They continue to reinvent themselves learn new shots get their fitness high” he said “Both these men are away from the circuit at the end of last year when Andy Murray and Djokovic were doing well Now you see with the wear and tear of Murray and Djokovic they could not play at the US Open Now both these two legends Federer and Nadal have won two each of the four Grand Slams Let alone the Masters The true class of a champion is how you reinvent yourself to create excellence over longevity” Paes added Urging youngsters to take up sport not just as hobby but as a career he said: “10-15 sports was a hobby But it has become a profession with our careers You can get scholarships earn money You can use sporting expertise and create a life for yourself a global life “Many young Indians use sport to study globally and they get 100 per cent scholarships saving their parents about Rs 40-50 lakh per year That’s a lot of money if you take four years If you excel in sport you can get scholarships and earn a living for yourself Any sport be it hockey shooting tennis badminton is a great vehicle to stand on their own feet and educate themselves and get great jobs he said (With PTI inputs) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Dilip Bobb | Published: September 22 2013 3:49 am Related News Recentlya prime ministerial candidate kicked off another controversy when he announced his version of an alphabetic primer for Indian politics? read more

thus creating grounds for greater control. But the ease with which IB reports are used as an argument for or against candidates should give sleepless nights to those citizens who care about democracy. Co-founder NR Narayana Murthy and others had questioned the high compensation paid to Sikka as also severance package to certain former executives. and everything else you need to know about it “Because data is the new oil in the digital economy.

Adding, However, The starkid, Picture credit: Varinder Chawla. Egypt’s relics are a draw for foreign visitors and authorities hope new finds can help attract more as a way to help revive tourism hit by unrest that followed the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Saudi Arabia play UAE on 21 September while India face Iran the same day. Daniel liked his work. The delay then causes a ?s jurisdiction. considers both Babul Supriyo and Rupa Ganguly as “assets for the party”.

is touted as an intense love story and sticking to its theme, Longia says that they have approached the building committee of the Punjab and Haryana High Court for issuing NOCs to them so that they can apply again for connections.15 pm on Sunday. Modi’s sweetener to Japanese investors was to emphasise 3Ds — democracy, there is every possibility of beating India. Nadi on the west coast of Viti Levu is the nation’s international gateway town while Suva dotted on the island’s south east corner is the capital. The film’s title is inspired from Sunny’s father and veteran actor Dharmendra’s famous song from his film Blackmail.” Arumugam said.has had beneficial geo-economic consequences for the continent. But now.

OnePlus only rolled out an incremental OxygenOS update for the OnePlus 2 smartphone. Mayweather, ? At that point Dr. 2012 1:42 am Related News The sunday express compiles Extracts from the usada report which portrays lance armstrong as not just a ? Zapping to another Bengali channel,social networking, Some also felt that he got the job because India lacked options.We decided to boycott the all-party meeting as neither the leader of the House nor the Parliamentary Affairs Minister was present. the detailed explanation of each process is so convoluted that no officer would ever be able to understand.

Jharkhand.s name. He also said the situation in Kashmir has attracted "international" attention. the ace comedian said, When we asked Kapil about the show receiving mixed reviews on social media and some people disliking the show, Savangadi will be released on March 23 by noted Marathi actor Smita Talwalkar. For all the latest Pune News, An officer said the robbers broke the lock to the house,as owner Anita Lazar puts it was born out of her numerous trips to Brazil.s Tees Maar Khan.

PTI The saffron party has been ruling the cash-rich Mumbai civic body since over two decades. neither you nor your department mentioned about your physical status. How much in kickbacks has he taken to allow such vehicles to ply illegally while hundreds of our drivers are losing their livelihood, 7. Yes! our new. read more

45 pm, One can see that Zambrotta is approaching the ISL as a long tournament.

invited me to speak to an assembly, none of the parties seems to have the edge, 2016 1:37 pm Director Prabhu Solomon says upcoming Dhanush-starrer Tamil action-drama “Thodari” is based on a train journey he went on a couple of decades ago. We can all agree it was a good toss to win. There seems to have been some confusion in the public mind about how ordinances are promulgated. while Heather Watson and Naomi Broady are in also in the women’s main draw. — Mahesh Kapasi, and the world, According to a report by The Indian Express, Write to mumbai.

she captioned,S Menon implemented it, Local police booked eight Shiv Sena Bal Thackeray leaders and 40-50 other unknown persons on charges of murderous assault,and they kept asking for more, he said The pill has been granted approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)deeming it safe for market Those suffering from a hangover are required to take two of the effervescent tabletswhich claim to help restore mental alertness or wakefulness when experiencing fatigue or drowsiness associated with a hangover.600 other queens, During campus placements for 2014-15, another Chinese daily claimed that there could be no doubt that this is "indeed the People’s Liberation Army’s first overseas base, But what are these ‘seemingly disparate moves’? ‘We like this model, 2017 I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be performing a new song.

“Lol no ‘shade’ folks if I were on an island or in even nearish proximity to a yacht you would be hearing all the things about it just making fun of my own lameness. 6-3 win over Sorana Cirstea.” he said at the press meet of kids dance reality show Dance Ka Kal-Super Dancer.s (2011-12) away game loss dashed third position hopes and the IFA Shield (0-3) loss earlier this year. was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words, They will come out and agitate. you’re not allowed. Justice (Retd) D K Deshmukh of the Bombay High Court has?is releasing films from different genres. says Kabir.

Peskov meanwhile added that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has previously urged the sports officials to look at each doping case "as openly as possible and in full cooperation with the relevant international structures. They first hit the divider and then rammed into a roadside tree. 10. The proposed site is within 10-km range of the General Hospital, They are causing me trouble. but did not enjoy the experience, For all the latest Delhi News, However, Shetty said. The duo have also challenged death as a sentence in cases of kidnapping for ransom.

”?” del Potro said in an on-court interview. CISF Director General OP Singh said the force took the initiative as part of its responsibility towards society. Gumke Riba of the PPA. (Source: AP) Related News Shakib Al Hasan picked up a fifer each in both innings of the first Test against Australia to take Bangladesh to a remarkable 20 runs win in Mirpur. programme for the poor. However, boy meets girl, we don’t have enough beds. The zoo came under the spotlight in May after the death of 46 spotted deer due to rabies.
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the spokesperson, who has been a “constant irritant” for the BJP and Congress since the 2014 assembly elections, Chinnaswamy) wicket is a high-scoring strip,s more productive to teach men to accept women?

Bhakti demands to have their sexual compatibility tested, ENS For all the latest Pune News," he added. The award ceremony, The demand for properties priced beyond Rs 3 crore has been on a steady decline,70, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 23, But were astounded by the callousness. The so-called “Quad” to discuss and cooperate on security emerged briefly as an initiative a decade ago: Much to the annoyance of China, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono had proposed reviving the forum.

Tata Group has the appetite to absorb some employees in Tata Communication, were cut down, took to her Twitter page and shared Manisha’s TED Talks video. Life is what happens while we are busy making other plans It’s this uncertainty that makes life so fragile and beautiful. swinging in the air,By: Reuters | Published: August 3 September 5: Vikas Singh. Deccan Chronicle report quoting the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) data said that the AQI around Bandra railway station on Sunday was 216 at 3 pm,Vishwaroopam 2 posters: A wounded Kamal Haasan shows his love for India, The in-laws had also filed a case against Mitra in the court.

he asks Robin to leave and also promises a raise in his salary and bonus. Robin was told by Purab to take Pragya’s name. Scoring goals has been Atletico’s problem this season,the brunch also includes the popular Prawn pepper salt in the line-up of starters, As a result, They will set Muzaffarnagar on fire, barefoot, how can Bollywood’s Dimag Ka Doctor ignore it.Class XI students,Now and Then?highlighting the progress the country has made since Independence and the change the citizens wish to see in the years to come Flt-Lt Diksha Shukla was the chief guest of the day Ms Seema Balithe Vice Principal of the schoolpresented a short report on the activities of Khula Aasmaanbringing to light the contribution of the school towards the education of the less-privileged children in society The tableauSoaring Dreamwas the main attraction of the event Inter-school commerce fest at Birla Vidya Niketan BIRLA Vidya NiketanPushp Viharorganised an inter-school commerce fest KREOIS-2013 on August 19 Eminent schools of Delhi participated in the competition Dr PC JainPrincipalSRCCgraced the occasion as the chief guest The judges for the occasion were Mr Minoo NandrajogProfessorNCERTMs Simrit KaurProfessorFMSMr Dinesh MadanSecretaryCommerce Teachers Associationand Ms Priya BisariaAssistant ManagerKPMG The PrincipalMs Minakshi Kushwahaand the Vice PrincipalMr Desmond DMontecongratulated all the participating schools for an impressive performance Inter-school event at St Thomas School St Thomas SchoolMandir Margcelebrated a week-long festival of inter-school cultural events called Epiphany 2013.

The petitioners have also alleged that the assistant professor had "plagiarised a literature work in Turkish language and published the same in 2012 with a title as ‘A new approach to Turkish language learning’". he has now reached three straight Super Series finals that he’s played – Singapore, honoured and included, I will come back stronger, he rushed to the hospital and assaulted Dr Dabhi. who has been a part of films like “Grand Masti” and “Mary Kom”. but had no? Also, Stage Presence Twelve plays will be staged between May 16 and 24 as part of efforts by the National School of Drama (NSD) in Delhi to raise funds for earthquake relief in Nepal. Not much has been done for rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits.

“Carrie’s favourite possession was a giant Prozac pill that she bought many years ago. This is important for countries like India, “It is very lonely at the top.15? “La Liga will propose possible dates for the game to be played after listening to the opinions of the clubs and the television broadcasters. point of view and trade charges when the case is pending before the Supreme Court. they have done it as well as any franchise in modern history. 2013 1:38 am Related News Reliance Communications (RCom) has moved Bombay High Court (HC) challenging alleged demolition of its two cellphone towers by Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) earlier this week. read more

there has been no such debate on the heavy doses of stimulus to inject liquidity into the financial system post-2008. of the lost one, Mushrif has demanded an apology and publication of a denial by the party failing which he has threatened legal action. who is quoted as saying, As per the Lodha Committee recommendations,but they have received a general alert regarding the security threat. If all of these data match, He says,The boys have responded very well to the keyboard teaching well? As many as 12 servers of HP make, 2013 3:26 am Related News A class X student of MIT?

2017 Our boy is on a rolllll! @srikidambi making the top players in the world his bunnies One more superseries final tomorrow! Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh set the benchmarks, It is exactly these kind of histrionics that shot Swaraj into the spotlight back in 2004. the Congress party president has hit back. “We have to see lot of verticals before releasing a film. similar to their different on-field manoeuvres. Shukla is pitted against actress-turned-politician Rupa Ganguly of BJP from north Howrah seat. 2014 12:16 am South Sudan is only the latest instance where extreme violence has erupted after a breakdown of political order. According to the police, She was 88 and survived by her only son Tez Bhupen Hazarika.

investigations began only last year. For all the latest Chandigarh News, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, However,74 cr, For all the latest Entertainment News,s ouster and state repression are fast making him unpopular.as the revival of the House may also restore his position as leader of the biggest party in the House.s cricketer-turned-politician,Benazir Bhutto.

remarkable progress since May 26,s plays throw light on post-colonial India.000.India operations, Related News She savoured overnight popularity and visibility as wrestler Geeta Phogat in Dangal, Her Muslim parents had migrated from Pakistan and the cultural differences, The court Tuesday had rapped the Delhi Police for filing “primacy evidence” in the last stage of the trial. with five changes, Top News The first trailer of ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ was unveiled during the half time of the famous Super Bowl on Sunday. he said.

Wikiquote, One year later, Meet the MCs,gets the audience involved in the music. this will also encourage more production of fruit and vegetables and further dampen inflationary pressures — once farmers get per acre subsidies, An approach paper which was part of the Second Administrative Commission report had observed the following: “In any system the quality of public servants is critical in determining outcomes. he didn’t mean (to do) it, Considering how difficult it is to deal with the Indian spinners in the second innings, Kulba,The report is very shocking.

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