SoftSwiss enter Africa with new Nigerian licence

first_img Regions: Africa Nigeria “Nigeria is a great achievement for us and we’re planning on moving even further into other regulated markets.” “Nigeria is considered one of the most fast-paced igaming markets in terms of growth and we cannot wait to begin providing our services there. 1st March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “Entering the Nigerian market marks an exceptional turning point for SoftSwiss, as we’re expanding our global presence to a brand new continent,” the supplier’s founder Ivan Montik said. The licence comes after SoftSwiss last week announced the launch of Affilka, a new affiliate marketing platform designed for sportsbooks. SoftSwiss said the new licence forms part of its ongoing strategy to focus on growth in regulated markets around the world. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Email Address The permit will allow SoftSwiss to work with licensed operators in Nigeria and deploy its igaming software in Africa’s most populous country. SoftSwiss enter Africa with new Nigerian licence Tags: SoftSwiss Legal & compliance Online gambling software developer SoftSwiss is to expand into the African market for the first time after it secured a new licence in Nigeria. Topics: Legal & compliance Regulationlast_img read more

Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgPadenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw)  2013 annual report.Company ProfilePadenga Holdings Limited is the leading supplier of crocodile skins and meat in Zimbabwe, accounting for nearly 85% of the global supply of Nile crocodile skins used for high-end luxury fashion brands. The company operates three crocodile breeding and production farms in Zimbabwe; Kariba Crocodile Farm, Ume Crocodile Farm and Nyanya Crocodile Farm. Each farm has the capacity to breed close to 15 000 hatchlings per year. Nile alligators are bred at Lone Star Alligator Farm in Texas, USA. Padenga Holdings Limited produces crocodile skin and meat products for consumption by the local market and for export to European and Asian markets. Padenga Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

MUCOBA Bank Plc (MUCOBA.tz) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgMUCOBA Bank Plc (MUCOBA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about MUCOBA Bank Plc (MUCOBA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MUCOBA Bank Plc (MUCOBA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MUCOBA Bank Plc (MUCOBA.tz)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileMufindi Community Bank Plc (MuCoBa) offers financial products and services to residents of the Mufindi District and surrounding areas. It was the first community bank established in Tanzania and offers loans, savings accounts and other financial services to entrepreneurs, farmers and employees in Mufindi District. Formerly known as Mufindi Community Bank Limited, MuCoBa opened its doors in 1999. It was established to meet increased demand for financial services in the district assisted with the aid of a grant from a Belgium NGO, with the aim being to promote secondary education in the region. Mufindi District is an important economic hub in Tanzania which supports a strong farming community located along the Tanzam highway which passes through Mufindi and connects Dar es Salaam with Zambia and Malawi. MuCoBa services an impoverished community in a remote region who would otherwise have no or limited access to banking services. Mufindi Community Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Is this FTSE 100 5% dividend yield a brilliant buy or an investor trap?

first_img London’s quoted housebuilders have been some of the strongest risers so far in 2020. A so-called Boris Bounce following December’s general election has been seen across many parts of the UK economy. But the uplift to the home creators has been particularly strong since the middle of last month.A stream of positive trading updates from these businesses has underlined the strength of the market. So, too, have a myriad of industry gauges on the health of the housing sector. The Office for National Statistics is the latest body to pipe up today to chat about the strength of the homes market.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…It says that the average home price rose 2.2% annually in December, to £235,000. This is up half a percentage point from the yearly growth printed a month earlier.Capital gainsThe release was particularly good reading for The Berkeley Group (LSE: BKG). The lion’s share of this builder’s sites is located in and around London and the South East of England. And property prices across these regions have been hit particularly hard in the fallout of the 2016 Brexit referendum.Could the report suggest that the market in the capital has turned a corner, though? The ONS says that average house prices grew 2.3% year on year in December. This was the sharpest increase since October 2017. And it was a vast improvement on recent surveys, too. Corresponding home values had risen by a modest 0.4% in November. They had fallen 1.2% during the 12 months to October, too.Distorted figures?Before you get too carried away, though, it’s worth noting ONS comments on that latest upswing. It says that the increase in the average growth rate “could instead be the result of a larger than usual shift in the type of properties being sold.”In essence, what this means is that the sale of higher-value properties last month – homes that are ubiquitous in the capital, of course – could distort the overall average price growth figure. There could be some truth to this. That report shows, for the most part, that sales of properties worth £900,000 and above in December outpaced those in either of the previous two months.On the up!While the ONS has a point, then, it does seem as if the broader London property market has in fact picked up more recently. Crest Nicholson for example, a firm with as significant exposure to the capital and the Home Counties as Berkeley, said last month that “footfall and visitor numbers on our developments have increased and traffic on our website is up” since late 2019’s election.City analysts certainly believe things are looking up for Berkeley. They expect it to recover from a 29% earnings fall in the fiscal year to April 2020 with a 4% rise in the following period.Recent announcements from Berkeley illustrate its own confidence in the long-term robustness of the market, too. In late January it declared plans to return an extra £1bn to shareholders over the next two years. It said it’s aiming to supercharge production rates by 50% for the next six years, too.Berkeley’s share price share price continues to rip higher, and an undemanding forward price-to-earnings ratio of 15.8 times suggests that it could have further to run. Combine this with a bold 4.9% corresponding dividend yield and I reckon the builder is a top buy today. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild | Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 | More on: BKG Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Royston Wild Enter Your Email Address Is this FTSE 100 5% dividend yield a brilliant buy or an investor trap?last_img read more

Coffou Cottage / Brininstool + Lynch

first_img United States 2008 ArchDaily Architects: Brininstool + Lynch Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/157671/coffou-cottage-brininstool-kerwin-lynch Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  Christopher Barrett of Hedrich Blessing Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Coffou Cottage / Brininstool + LynchSave this projectSaveCoffou Cottage / Brininstool + Lynch CopyHouses•Michigan City, United States Houses Projects Year:  Manufacturers: Assa Abloy, B-K Lighting, Benjamin Moore, Gammalux, James Hardie, KitchenAid, Schlage, Stone Source, Subzero/Wolf, DLine, Juno Lighting, Questmark Flooring, Vetter Windows & DoorsText description provided by the architects. The Coffou Cottage by Brininstool + Lynch is a 2,800sf residence in Michigan City, Indiana. The residence was completed in 2008 and was designed for the Coffou family as a natural retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city of Chicago. The northern shores of Indiana have long been a destination for those looking for a reprieve from city life, so the site was a natural selection for clients looking for a sense of privacy.Save this picture!© Christopher Barrett of Hedrich BlessingRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsAfter selecting a site that met their needs, the clients sought out Brininstool + Lynch to design a modest and simple residence that capitalizes on the fantastic natural views of the site which included Lake Michigan to north and pastoral views to the South.  These diametrically opposite view opportunities resulted in two distinct architectural responses — the cottage was designed as a simple structure with a horizontal rain screen constructed of red cedar slats to privatize the northern entry and the southern façade is a wall of operable glass.  Not only does this approach maximize the desired pastoral views, it also maximizes solar gain in the winter.Save this picture!© Christopher Barrett of Hedrich BlessingIn keeping with the simplicity of structure, the floor plan of the 3-bedroom Coffou Cottage is logical and organized.  The public living spaces (kitchen, dining, and living areas) are arranged as a large open space and frame the views to the adjacent meadow and woods.  A traditional hearth fireplace is positioned in the front hallway, effectively separating the public and private sectors of the residence.  The primary material for the residence (interior and exterior) is Red Cedar, which was used to establish a material warmth and visual interest.  This material selection is amplified by the raw concrete used for the floor, which also serves as the primary heat mechanism through radiant flooring.Save this picture!© Christopher Barrett of Hedrich BlessingProject gallerySee allShow lessParc Paysager des bords de Seine Proposal / AWP & HHFArticles“São Paulo – South America Super Nexus” at Cities of Tomorrow TalksArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/157671/coffou-cottage-brininstool-kerwin-lynch Clipboard Photographs Coffou Cottage / Brininstool + Lynch Save this picture!© Christopher Barrett of Hedrich Blessing+ 6 Share CopyAbout this officeBrininstool + LynchOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHouses3D ModellingMichigan CityWoodResidentialUnited StatesPublished on September 20, 2011Cite: “Coffou Cottage / Brininstool + Lynch” 20 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Coffou木屋 / Brininstool, Kerwin, + Lynch是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Mía House / Matias Pons Estel

first_img Year:  Argentina Projects Architects: Matias Pons Estel Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Mía House / Matias Pons Estel Save this picture!© Federico CairoliText description provided by the architects. This housing prototype is located near the city of Santo Tome – Santa Fe, in a residential neighborhood, where the “neighborhood scale” and its habits predominates.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsThe project arises from being able to create a simple housing core, both in its design and its execution. The main objective was to build a small core that meets the basic functions of a home, so we decided to work with industrial materials that are easy to install and operate.Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionThe core is modulated based on the predominant material, profiles, sheet metal, aluminum (12mts, 6m, 3m, 2.40 mts), which in turn is related to the modules of the materials used for interior finishes, drywall and wood. Thus it was possible to optimize each constructive element of the set, avoiding any type of waste and recycling as many components as possible.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliPallets used in gallery – expansion, several types of ceramics, recycled parquet flooring and their combinations constitute the finishes, allowing us to minimize construction costs. But the greatest optimization was achieved in the actual construction of the work. During free time, with the help of family and friends, with simple machinery such as a drill, a grinder and a welder, the assembly of each of the components was achieved, which makes this project very unique and valuable. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanFunctionally, the 36m2 core (12m long x 3m wide x 2.40 m high) consists of a kitchen with a living room and work desk, a bathroom and a master bedroom. The furnishings and maximum use of each space were crucial to develop as many activities inside, built-in functions that take advantage of every square inch, emptying the space in the center and using the sides for support. One cabinet contains the sink and kitchen items stored, it becomes a library and ends with a large supporting board. Being such a small space, we decided to work with the minimum possible amount of materials and colors, giving as a result 2 colors; natural wood floors and furniture, and white dominant on the rest.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliContinuous floor to ceiling windows allowed visual and spatial continuity between inside and outside, and in turn its module became part of the perimeter enclosure, achieving simplicity in the finishes.Save this picture!Cross SectionTechnically, the block rests on small precast concrete pillars (blocks), that are the only wet elements of the construction. From them arises the main structure of folded metal profiles, which supports the “box” of pipes that make up the perimeter of the house. The same structure supports the building envelope, exterior (plates) and interior (boards). The metal cladding was wrapped with injected spray and added to the system of cross ventilation, the suction of fresh air from the floor – removal by wind power make the weather inside. The entire project – not counting the aluminum frames and polyurethane spray – was built with unskilled work (ourselves) in 10 months.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliTechnically, the modules of the profiles, plates, pipes, allow each piece to fit into place, with the possibility of expanding its space to new modules, and in turn allow the reuse of its elements for such expansions, or to move the core to a new site.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliA linear, white volume elevated from the ground constitutes the exterior image, with the characteristic of each of the materials exposed: metal sheet, profiles, aluminum and glass; highlighting with the green surroundings, so that at each point of the interior spaciousness and continuity is achieved.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliIn short, we aimed in this project for an architecture that considers the authenticity of its own materials and their assembly, by providing a simple and clear reading, a relationship between the industrialized, the recycled and the natural; and above all that fulfills its main function, to generate a living space with few elements.Project gallerySee allShow lessEaster Eggs Designed By ArchitectsArticlesCasa G493 / Ana Lina KlotzmanSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Mía House / Matias Pons EstelSave this projectSaveMía House / Matias Pons EstelSave this picture!© Federico CairoliHouses•Santo Tomé, Argentina 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/497485/mia-house-matias-pons-estel Clipboard Houses Copy “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMatias Pons EstelOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanto ToméArgentinaPublished on April 19, 2014Cite: “Mía House / Matias Pons Estel” [Casa Mía / Matias Pons Estel] 19 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Big Lottery Fund distributes £41 million of Reaching Communities grants

first_img Howard Lake | 16 March 2010 | News Big Lottery Fund distributes £41 million of Reaching Communities grants Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund England Funding The Big Lottery Fund has announced grants of £41 million to 143 organisations across England, its biggest single wave of community funding to date. The funding is from the Fund’s flagship programme, Reaching Communities, which supports work with some of the most vulnerable and socially excluded groups.Sanjay Dighe, Chair of the Big Lottery Fund’s England Committee, said: “The impact of today’s £41 million good cause funding will be felt in energetic and worthwhile community projects across the country”. Applications for funding are still open. He added: “We look forward to receiving many more applications from groups which aim to promote health and well-being, increase opportunities, improve rural and urban environments and build stronger communities.”Grant recipients include nine England-wide projects which are sharing funding close to £2.8 million for support for bereaved families with young children, advice for families with deaf children and children with rare medical conditions.www.biglotteryfund.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Protests demand hep C cure for Mumia and Pa. prisoners

first_imgFamily, friends and supporters of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal took to the streets of Philadelphia in actions on April 22 and April 23 to raise awareness of the dangerous impact of untreated hepatitis C on Abu-Jamal and thousands of others across Pennsylvania. The weekend wrapped up with a celebration of Abu-Jamal’s 62nd birthday on April 24.From left, Dr. Suzanne Ross and Keith Cook (Mumia’s brother) give governor’s office manager Jalila Parker the open letter.WW photo: Joseph PietteOn April 22, protesters rallied outside Philadelphia City Hall and marched to the local office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. The event was originally planned to deliver thousands of petitions calling on Wolf to make the hep C cure available to Abu-Jamal, 10,000 thousand others imprisoned by the state and 50,000 mainly Black Philadelphia residents suffering from this deadly but curable disease.Earlier in the week organizers learned that despite repeated requests, Wolf’s office refused to assign a representative to meet with Abu-Jamal supporters, under a phony pretext that sufficient time wasn’t given for the request. They were told they could deliver the petitions to “an office manager,” but no official meeting would take place.Considering that Wolf’s office has been inundated with calls and emails voicing concern over Abu-Jamal’s condition for over a year and that registered letters about the meeting were sent twice to Wolf, yet received no response, organizers sent Wolf a letter challenging his excuse for delaying his response on this life-and-death matter and made it public through a press release.The letter placed Abu-Jamal’s dire circumstances in the context of former President Bill Clinton’s passage of the 1994 crime bill and his signing of the ­Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act in 1996, which dramatically eroded the right of prisoners to file writs of habeas corpus. The latter bill, signed 20 years ago on April 24, Abu-Jamal’s birthday, eliminated the possibility that evidence of his innocence would be reviewed by higher courts.Shortly after taking office in January 2015, Wolf signed a moratorium against the death penalty in Pennsylvania. The letter pointed out that his refusal to provide an available cure for prisoners with hep C contradicts his public position on the death penalty and amounts to “execution through medical neglect.”The letter also put Wolf on notice that the bold protests that have challenged Hillary Clinton’s primary campaign would continue in July at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Wolf is the top ranking Democratic politician in the state.When the delegation reached Wolf’s office, people outside read the letter to Wolf for all to hear. Wolf’s staff was assured that demonstrators would be back next time in Harrisburg to deliver the petitions in person to the governor.From Wolf’s office the demonstration marched to FOX News to deliver a press release, which included the letter, to the station.March through the ‘hood’The next day rainy weather forced a rally originally planned for Malcolm X Park to gather indoors at a youth activity center in West Philadelphia. When the rain finally cleared, a spirited march and car caravan took to the streets to bring the message that “everyone deserves the hep C cure” to residents in this predominantly African-American community.The action received broad support from people on the streets who pumped fists in the air as they received informational fliers and took the opportunity to sign the petition for Abu-Jamal. The march, led by a contingent of youth, ended with an outdoor rally at Clark Park.The final event of the weekend was a fundraising concert at the historic Church of the Advocate on April 24 featuring Taina Asili, along with Xilomen, Shyster aka Mrs. Betty’s Son, Sa-Roc, Dominique London and Reyes. MOVE youth groups L.I.F.E. (Life is for Everyone) and R.A.W. (Revolt Against Wrong) also performed. Participants shared a birthday cake for Mumia after everyone gathered on stage to sing him “Happy Birthday” with Stevie Wonder lyrics.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

PERRYMAN: Keeping the Texas economy on track

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest By admin – March 18, 2018 PERRYMAN: Keeping the Texas economy on track Twitter Ray Perryman is the head of The Perryman Group and serves as a distinguished professor at the International Institute for Advanced Studies. The Texas economy has been turning in impressive results, winning major corporate locations, and expansions and adding jobs at a notable pace. This success is no accident, though we do have substantial advantages to work with, but rather the result of decades of purposeful and strategic efforts to develop the economy in ways that enhance prosperity.Economic performance is essential in order to provide opportunity for Texans and the state’s businesses. Growth is also crucial to generating the tax revenue needed to fund everything from education to roads to social services. While past results have been impressive, they’re no guarantee of future expansion. Without careful attention, Texas will lose out over time to other areas and the pace of growth will suffer.In recognition of this inescapable fact, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus appointed a select committee (the House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness) to study the “most effective ways for Texas to compete for jobs, investments and highly skilled workers.” Given that the legislature only meets for 140 days every two years (unless the Governor calls a special session), time is tight and committees can often accomplish significant legwork and thoughtful reflection more easily during the interim break. Dozens of witnesses testified (including me and the likes of Ross Perot, Jr., Tom Luce, and Mark Cuban), data was collected, meetings were held, and opinions were solicited regarding the keys to Texas’ future success. The Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness recently released its interim report including recommendations for the next session, which begins on Jan. 8, 2019.The report focuses on barriers to business attraction including social policy such as the “bathroom bill” which was considered in the last regular and special sessions. I studied the potential economic costs and found that if the Texas Legislature passes a law viewed as discriminatory against lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender persons, it is likely that some meetings and events would be canceled and that some leisure travelers would also avoid the state. The reduction in travel and tourism would involve substantial economic costs, which we estimated to include the loss of over 35,600 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs (based on 2016 levels of activity), which could be expected to rise to almost 59,600 jobs over time. The State and local governments would also lose substantial revenue, with annual losses of $176.4 million in State revenue and $84.3 million in local fiscal resources (rising to $295.2 million and $141.1 million, respectively, over time).Worse, these numbers are only one aspect of the potential losses of a bathroom bill. They exclude major sports events, concerts, and similar large attractions. Worse, they don’t even begin to address the potential effects on corporate locations, retentions, and expansions. The kinds of businesses we need for ongoing prosperity will look with disfavor on discriminatory social policies, and their employees (many of whom are young and forward thinking) will be disinclined to move to a state where such laws are in place. With economic development so competitive, losing out on one factor can be enough to tip the scales. The stakes are very high on this one, and coming out with a clear statement that a bathroom bill or similar policy is off the table (and sticking to that course of action) is one of the recommendations of the Select Committee (which I agree with wholeheartedly).Another recommendation is to prioritize funding for public education, regularly adjusting it to account for growth in population and inflation. When increases in population and inflation are taken into account, state spending on public education has decreased significantly over the past decade. Schools are strained for resources, with little or no room in the budget for programs which could increase student achievement. With less State support for public education, the burden falls increasingly on local property taxes, which not only increases costs for families across the state but also affects competitiveness for current and potential businesses. The Select Committee recommends that the legislature increase funding at public schools as well as workforce and technical training programs at community colleges and state technical colleges.Another focus area is infrastructure. While there has been some additional funding made available for transportation, it’s not enough to make progress toward lessening congestion, and more needs to be invested. Other aspects of infrastructure such as fresh water supplies, flood mitigation, and rail and port systems are also in need of funding to keep pace with future requirements.The Select Committee also recommends review of tax and economic development incentives to ensure they are being applied consistently across the state and that they can be accessed by businesses of all sizes. While any outlay of State funds is worthy of periodic review and adjustment if needed, incentives are crucial to future development, and Texas must have effective programs in place in order to compete.The fact that the Texas economy has benefited from a state government that consistently values a strong business climate was acknowledged. The need to avoid legislation that distracts from critical priorities and is viewed by many as enabling discrimination against certain groups or classes of Texans is also emphasized. In addition to the bathroom bill, the last session included a bill that prohibits local governments from enacting policies that prohibit the enforcement of state and federal immigration law. The bill as passed was seen as problematic by law enforcement as well as discriminatory.One comment which sums up the findings of the Select Committee points out that because of “the seriousness of the challenges ahead in this fast-growing state, policymakers should prioritize issues that can directly and positively impact private-sector growth and economic competitiveness, such as workforce development, education, transportation and property-tax relief.” I couldn’t agree more. Economic growth and the resulting opportunities and resources will enable us to get where we need to be, providing funds to meet the needs of the future and opportunities for an ever-expanding and more diverse group of Texans. Facebook Previous articleECTOR COUNTY RESTAURANT REPORT: Mar. 9 through Mar. 13Next articleHART: Tariffs cost Americans money and they seldom work admin Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

DIMONT Announces Expanding Staff

first_imgSuzi Straffon, Director of Engagement MarketingSuzi Straffon is set to serve as Director of Engagement Marketing. Straffon is an experienced marketing professional, with 15 of her 25-years in marketing spent within the auto finance industry. Straffon’s experience includes designing and implementing all aspects of marketing, including advertising, media relations, public relations, communications, events, social media, and strategic planning. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Nicole Casperson Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago October 19, 2017 1,492 Views DIMONT, a Dallas-based provider of insurance claims adjusting and collateral loss mitigation services to the residential mortgage and auto lending industries, announced on Tuesday the addition of three industry experts to its staff.“Our recent appointments of these three great contributors will greatly enhance our ability to grow and service our mortgage and auto clientele,” said DIMONT President and CEO, Denis Brosnan. “These professionals each bring a unique set of experiences, skills, and relationships that will continue to drive our business forward.”Lynette Richter will serve as the new Director of Investor Claims for DIMONT, with a focus on ensuring compliance with investor and insurer requirements and guidelines. Richter’s vast experience includes over 35-years in claims and default management in the mortgage servicing industry. Throughout her career, Richter has focused on supervising large teams both within mortgage companies and consulting firms, as well as managing performance-based reimbursement structures, property conveyance, and property maintenance, aimed at reducing costs. Taylor Thurman, Client Development Director, Auto ClaimsTaylor Thurman has been appointed Client Development Director, Auto Claims. Thurman is an experienced auto finance business development professional, having most recently served as national sales manager for California-based NCCI (National Creditors Connection Inc.), a full-service borrower contact company. She brings a wealth of relationships, understanding, and energy to her role in generating new clients for DIMONT’s auto claims business.  Print This Post Share Save Tagged with: DIMONT HOUSING mortgage Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Featured, Headlines The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles DIMONT Announces Expanding Staff Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago DIMONT HOUSING mortgage 2017-10-19 Nicole Casperson Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage Delinquencies Experience First Increase in Seven Years Next: Investor Urges Owners to “Quick Close” Homes Home / Featured / DIMONT Announces Expanding Staff Subscribelast_img read more

Seanad hears calls calls for the suspension of the granting of planning permissions for…

first_img The Seanad has heard calls for the suspension of the granting of planning permissions for all wind farm developments until a new legislative framework to govern wind farm developments is introduced.The call was made by Senator Brian O’Domhnaill.The issues has been a controversial one, not least in County Donegal. where there is a strong opposition to windfarms.Senator O’Domhnaill says the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government needs to take action and block the granting of permissions under the current guidlines:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/wind1.mp3[/podcast]Senator O’Domhnaill was told in the Seanad by Minister for Housing and Planning Jan O’Sullivan that rather than a legislative framework, new guidlines were being developed and that was the favoured option:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/wind1.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News WhatsApp Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Previous articleMichaella McCollum faces six-month investigation if guilty plea not acceptedNext articleDonegal County Council backs calls on the Government to classify Down Syndrome as a low Incidence disability News Highland Google+ Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – October 2, 2013 Seanad hears calls calls for the suspension of the granting of planning permissions for all wind farm developments Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Army specialist comes out during live broadcast of NYC Pride parade

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A U.S. Army specialist marked his first Pride parade by coming out on live television during the celebrations in New York City.When Spc. Brion Houston of Vermont was asked whether he had revealed to his colleagues in the military whether he was gay, he responded, “Not yet–but now I am. This is my coming out!”Houston was surrounded by his cousin and friends on the sideline for the parade as he made the announcement to the world on ABC News Live.“This is absolutely incredible,” he said to a round of cheers and applause from the crowd behind him.Houston said the Pride celebration was especially poignant given it was on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.“On the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, there’s no better time to be out in the military than right now,” he said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Bus driver arrested for intentionally locking woman in luggage compartment, police say

first_imgConnecticut State Police(NEW YORK) — A bus driver was arrested in Connecticut over the weekend after being accused of deliberately locking a passenger inside of one of the vehicle’s luggage compartments and driving off, according to police.The strange case unfolded on a Peter Pan Bus Line trip from New York to Boston, when a woman dialed 911 from inside the compartment and told dispatchers she was trapped inside, Connecticut State Police said.Officers tracked the call and pulled the bus over on Interstate 84 in Union, Connecticut, about 30 miles northeast of Hartford. The woman said one of the bus drivers, identified as 49-year-old Wendy Alberty, locked her inside while she was trying to retrieve something from her bag, according to a police statement.“The female victim was asked if she needed medical attention to which she refused. She further stated that she had been purposely locked inside by a female driver,” the statement said. “Upon taking statements from the victim and witnesses the accused was taken into custody.”Police did not reveal exactly how long the woman may have been inside, but one witness said she must’ve been down there for at least 45 minutes based on when the bus had last stopped.Fellow passenger Caroline Van Allen said passengers were extremely surprised by her cool and calm demeanor after the rescue. She said at least four passengers near the front recalled hearing a loud noise, like “someone banging frantically beneath their feet.”“She didn’t have access to air and ventilation for 45 minutes. I think that would put someone over the edge,” Van Allen told ABC News. “I cannot stress enough how calm she was and she did not seem angry … she even didn’t look relieved. She just looked dead in the eyes.”Peter Pan Bus Lines told ABC affiliate WCVB that it has suspended Alberty while they investigate the incident.Alberty was booked on charges of reckless endangerment, unlawful restraint and breach of peace. She was released on $2,000 bail as of Monday evening. It’s unclear if she has retained an attorney.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Drug testing is on the increase but effectiveness is inconclusive

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article An independent inquiry in to drug testing at work has predicted the numberof employers testing staff will increase, but warned that evidence of itseffectiveness is inconclusive. The inquiry found that evidence of a link between drug use and accidents atwork, absenteeism, low productivity and poor performance was inconclusive, withemployers reporting very few positive tests. After an 18-month investigation the inquiry panel said other factors such asbad working conditions, a lack of sleep, health problems, work-related stressand excessive workloads had a much greater impact on safety and poorperformance. Employees working under the influence of drugs or alcohol were cited as anobvious risk but the report warned that testing was not an effective measure ofon-the-job intoxication and could only reveal previous offences. The evidence suggests that alcohol poses a far greater risk in the workplacethan illicit drug use, but the report claimed that testing did not act as asignificant deterrent. The inquiry recommends that employers should use drug and alcohol testingonly in safety-critical jobs or where they believe staff are involved inillegal activities at work, intoxicated in the workplace or where performanceslips below an acceptable threshold. The findings, which were facilitated by Drugscope and the Joseph RowntreeTrust, also paint a confused legal situation in the area of testing. It pointsout that there is no direct legislation, with all legal decisions based on theinterpretation of human rights and data protection rules. Ben Willmott, employee relations advisor at the Chartered Institute ofPersonnel and Development, said employers should think carefully before introducingtesting. “This is a legal grey area that needs clarifying. Our researchshows staff subjected to monitoring are less likely to have high levels ofmotivation and likely to suffer from stress.” www.drugscope.org.uk Drug testing is on the increase but effectiveness is inconclusiveOn 1 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

on the move

first_img Previous Article Next Article This week’s on the moveLucy Stoner (pictured) has been promoted to head of HR at Care InternationalUK, a global humanitarian organisation. Stoner joined Care in July 2003 fromthe Commission for Health Improvement, where she worked as an HR adviser. United Co-op Funeral Group has appointed Sylvia Dyson as HR manager. Shewill be responsible for 160 funeral businesses across the North West, Yorkshiredown to the Midlands, and Northern Ireland. Dyson has 10 years worth ofexperience in HR, including working for the Co-op’s Late Shop business, as wellas Little Chef and internet service provider Tiscali.Paddy Lillis is the new deputy general secretary of Usdaw,the union of shop, distributive and allied workers. He joined in 1989 as anarea organiser. He was promoted in 1997 to the post of divisional officer incharge of the union’s South Wales and Western division, which has its mainoffice based in Cardiff. Manpower, a leading employment company, has announced that Mark Cahill hasbeen appointed managing director for the UK. He joins from Brook Street, wherehe was managing director. Cahill replaces Tony Howard, who has moved to a newrole as non-executive chairman of both Manpower UK and Brook Street. on the moveOn 28 Sep 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

The importance of geomagnetic field changes versus rising CO2 levels for long-term change in the upper atmosphere

first_imgThe Earth’s upper atmosphere has shown signs of cooling and contraction over the past decades. This is generally attributed to the increasing level of atmospheric CO2, a coolant in the upper atmosphere. However, especially the charged part of the upper atmosphere, the ionosphere, also responds to the Earth’s magnetic field, which has been weakening considerably over the past century, as well as changing in structure. The relative importance of the changing geomagnetic field compared to enhanced CO2 levels for long-term change in the upper atmosphere is still a matter of debate. Here we present a quantitative comparison of the effects of the increase in CO2 concentration and changes in the magnetic field from 1908 to 2008, based on simulations with the Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Electrodynamics General Circulation Model (TIE-GCM). This demonstrates that magnetic field changes contribute at least as much as the increase in CO2 concentration to changes in the height of the maximum electron density in the ionosphere, and much more to changes in the maximum electron density itself and to low-/mid-latitude ionospheric currents. Changes in the magnetic field even contribute to cooling of the thermosphere at ~300 km altitude, although the increase in CO2 concentration is still the dominant factor here. Both processes are roughly equally important for long-term changes in ion temperature.last_img read more

Brady Christensen, Jake Oldroyd, Named As AP All-Americans

first_img Tags: BYU Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Monday, BYU football left tackle Brady Christensen was named to The Associated Press All-American first team and kicker Jake Oldroyd was named as a third-team All-American per a release.Christensen, a junior out of Bountiful, Utah and Bountiful High School, is the Cougars’ first AP first-team All-American selection since quarterback Ty Detmer in 1990. Incidentally, Detmer became the first Heisman Trophy winner in program history that season as well.Christensen has now earned All-American honors from six organizations, becoming the first Cougar since tight end Dennis Pitta to earn multiple All-American honors. The future Baltimore Ravens star achieved this feat in 2009.Oldroyd, a sophomore out of Southlake, Texas, has made all 13 of his field goal attempts this season and 60 of his 62 PAT attempts.He is also one of three finalists across college football for the Lou Groza Award, which is annually awarded to the top kicker in FBS college football.Oldroyd’s 99 net points on the season rank him No. 11 nationally. Oldroyd is the first BYU kicker to earn All-American honors since Matt Payne in 2004. December 28, 2020 /Sports News – Local Brady Christensen, Jake Oldroyd, Named As AP All-Americans Brad James Written bylast_img read more

USA: Nightwolves Await Formal Disestablishing amid Budget Cuts

first_img The Nightwolves of Carrier Airborne Warning Squadron (VAW) 77 will be formally disestablished during a ceremony aboard Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, March 9.The Nightwolves, a reserve E-2 squadron based at NASJRB New Orleans, have been responsible for various missions within the strategic reserve including counter-narcotics and human trafficking interdiction, disaster response and missile exercise support.VAW-77 consists of six E-2C Hawkeye aircraft and 112 personnel (72 Full Time Support and 40 Selected Reservists). The squadron’s beginnings go back to 1995, when the U.S. Congress created the reserve squadron as a result of the United States’ escalating war on illegal drug trafficking.VAW-77 received four specially modified E-2C Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft optimized for counter-drug missions. As part of the Navy’s post-Cold War role, VAW-77 flight crews patrolled the waters of the Caribbean in joint missions with the U.S. Coast Guard and other drug enforcement agencies in search of illegal aircraft and ships.Due to budgetary constraints, the Navy decided to decommission VAW-77 in fiscal year 13. While this choice was difficult, it was within the limits of the resources available to the Navy. There will always be the need to balance direct warfighting capability against missions like those assigned to VAW-77.“Their last flight was Jan. 29,” said Lt. Cmdr. Erin Wreski, program manager for Commander Naval Air Force Reserve’s (CNAFR) Tactical Support Wing. “Their disestablishment ceremony will be March 9, and the squadron officially closes its doors March 31.“The squadron’s six aircraft will be transferred to other carrier airborne warning squadrons,” Wreski said. “And the squadron members will transfer to various other CNAFR squadrons around the country.”The Navy remains committed to missions within the strategic reserve including counter-narcotics and human trafficking interdiction. Navy ships and aircraft have unique capabilities to detect and monitor criminal activities in the maritime domain, especially tracking the movement, by sea and air, of illicit materials intended for the United States.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 15, 2013 View post tag: await View post tag: Disestablishing Share this article February 15, 2013 View post tag: Nightwolves USA: Nightwolves Await Formal Disestablishing amid Budget Cuts Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Nightwolves Await Formal Disestablishing amid Budget Cuts View post tag: cuts View post tag: Formal View post tag: usa View post tag: News by topic Training & Education View post tag: Navy View post tag: budgetlast_img read more

Hovis job losses a “slow, lingering death”

first_imgA 90-day consultation period involving 900 Premier Foods employees who will lose their jobs has been described as a “slow, lingering death” by the Bakers, Food & Allied Workers Union (BFAWU).It comes as Unite has called urgent talks with the firm’s bosses following the announcement of job cuts being made from its bread division, as a result of the closure of two of its bakery sites in Birmingham and Greenford, west London.Steve Finn, regional officer for BFAWU’s London region, told British Baker that all employees from Premier Foods’ Greenford site, believed to be around 196 employees, will be affected by the move and could working up to 10 months before leaving their positions at the company.“All I can describe this consultation period to, which begins tomorrow, and the following months is a slow, lingering death – it simply isn’t all over in 90 days. All 196 employees working at Greenford are affected by this move and it is devastating that it could take so long to make any sort of decisions, particularly in the run-up to Christmas.”John Higgins, organising regional secretary for BFAWU’s Midlands region, who is representing more than 500 Premier Foods employees in Birmingham, said: “Employees are still in shock. The first briefing was held nationwide this morning around 7am, but some workers would have woken up to the news on the television or radio.“The loss of The Co-operative contract should have been planned for by Premier Foods, they knew it was under threat about four or five weeks ago.”Both Higgins and Finn said they were unsure whether employees from across the company would ballot for strike action to take place regarding the job losses.“I’m not sure whether they will want to fight, or will be able to,” explained Finn. “Will strike action stop the company from making the closures? Who knows?.”Unite national officer for food and drink Jennie Formby said: “The joint trade unions are calling for an urgent national meeting with Premier Foods’ management to discuss the implications of today’s announcement which is a devastating blow for the 900 workers, their families and the local communities in west London and Birmingham.“Management claims the job losses are as a result of ‘competition and wheat prices’, but the reality is that our members are continuing to pay the heavy price of Premier’s failure to make a success of the business and we remain extremely concerned about the future of the remaining business.”last_img read more

Justice Education Department Discusses Domestic Violence

first_imgSaint Mary’s professors and students discussed the complexity of domestic violence in a lecture titled “Why Don’t Women Just Leave,” held in the Student Center on Tuesday.The discussion was sponsored by the Justice Education Department and led by Dr. Adrienne Lyles-Chockley, associate professor of communications Marne Austin, and Saint Mary’s senior Meredith Mersits alongside YWCA advocate Mary Smith and YWCA victim services attorney Kristine Burggraf. The five women discussed the complications of leaving an abusive relationship.Smith, a YWCA advocate for victims of domestic abuse, said leaving an abusive situation is a process which can take months or years due to the emotional dependency formed during the relationship.“We develop what we call co-dependency, meaning we become the caregiver,” Smith said. “We are living through that person. We don’t know — we don’t care about ourselves anymore. We breathe, we eat, we think, we love them.”Smith said the disengagement process requires that victims overcome their fear of the unknown in order to escape.“We have the fear of not being able to make it because you don’t believe in your potential,” she said. “Because you have been somebody else’s, you have lost yourself. You don’t believe in the potential. You don’t believe in what you are capable of doing.”Smith said ending an abusive relationship gives victims freedom and endless opportunities“‘What if?’ there are many ‘what-if’s’ in life, but if you make the courage to do it, and you get the support you need to, you will be able to make it,” Smith said. “It is a beautiful thing to learn who you are and what you want in life.”Mersits, a survivor of an abusive relationship, said she remained in the relationship because she was in denial and felt she needed to stay.“I continued to rationalize my experience,” Mersits said.Mersits said she convinced herself that her situation did not compare to the stories of others who had endured relationship abuse.“I would continue to say, ‘Oh that’s not our relationship. He loves me. If it was like that, I would definitely be getting out. I’m strong enough to do that.’ But no, I wasn’t until I was actually able to get out,” Mersits said. “It is just not what you think. It’s way harder then saying, ‘I’m going to get up and leave.’ … I felt like I was confined to this relationship.”Austin said she struggled to leave an abusive relationship because she could not see the abuse for what it was.“There is a particular term called ‘gas lighting,’ which is when you are in a situation, you think that you are crazy — you literally think you are going crazy — because things that an abusive partner says to you, that negates what you see as your reality,” Austin said.Burggraf, YWCA victim services attorney, said there are many reasons why women do not leave, including familial ties, lack of financial support or simply not being ready.“Our program is awesome, but our domestic violence program is 45 days,” Burggraf said. “That’s not enough time to get [victims] out of that situation and back on their feet so they can survive. A situation may be horrific, and some of them are, but they feel they have no other option. And then, sometimes we get where the women just aren’t ready to leave. They’re just not there.”Mersits said as personal as relationship abuse is, more people need to get involved to provide support and resources for potential survivors.“I know this conversation is us telling our personal stories, but it’s not really about me,” Mersits said. “It is not about Marne; it is not about Adrienne. It is about all the women out there and what you can do — what we all can do.The Justice Education Department plans to continue the discussion of domestic violence with a day-long event in Rice Commons on Nov. 20 titled “A Symposium on Domestic Violence and Intersectionality.”Tags: co-dependency, domestic abuse, domestic violence, gas lighting, Justice Education Department, Why Don’t Women Just Leave, YWCAlast_img read more

Observer elects next Editor-in-Chief for upcoming term

first_imgThe Observer General Board elected current News Editor Courtney Becker as Editor-in-Chief for the 2018-2019 term Saturday.Becker, a junior living in Pasquerilla West Hall, is currently pursuing a major in Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) with a minor in journalism, ethics and democracy (JED).“Courtney has been one of the most talented reporters at The Observer over the last three years, and she has shown herself to be an excellent leader as News Editor this year,” outgoing Editor-in-Chief Ben Padanilam said. “Her commitment to and passion for The Observer is unparalleled, and I am excited to see what she will accomplish next year.”A New York City native, Becker has led the News department since March 2017. Throughout her time in the News department, Becker has written extensively about the University’s various expansion projects and how national politics affect the political climate on campus.“I am so excited and honored to lead The Observer for the next year,” Becker said. “The Observer has taken plenty of great strides forward since I joined it during my freshman year, and I have learned so much from the people with whom I’ve worked. I hope to continue that progress from this year’s Editorial Board moving forward, and I am looking forward to covering the issues that affect campus in new ways.”Becker will begin her term as Editor-in-Chief on March 4.Tags: Editor-in-Chieflast_img read more

UPS to Help Birkenstock Shorten Order Time, Increase U.S. Product Offering

first_imgBirkenstock Footprint Sandals Inc., the 100 percent employee-owned company and U.S. importer and distributor of Birkenstock footwear from Germany, will shorten special-order handling time by weeks and increase its product offering in U.S. retail stores through an agreement with UPS Supply Chain Solutions.A new distribution program developed by UPS will manage special orders to the U.S. fulfilled by Birkenstock manufacturing centers in Germany. Special orders that once took months to ship to the U.S. now will take days.“UPS Supply Chain Solutions will help us bring additional new styles, colors and sizes of Birkenstock footwear to American consumers much faster than we have been able to do in the past,” said Birkenstock Chief Operating Officer Gene Kunde.Under the agreement, implemented this month, UPS Supply Chain Solutions will provide a dedicated team utilizing UPS’s full portfolio of services including air, ocean, customs brokerage and small package. The solutions allow shipments to go directly to retail outlets. This alleviates interim handling and repackaging steps typical of the retail distribution process. UPS also will deliver retailer orders for the Spring 2004 season beginning this fall.“While our main goal is to satisfy our customers, there also are significant operational benefits to this new distribution arrangement,” Kunde said. “The UPS program takes pressure off our U.S. warehouses and gives our retailers more options for consumers.”Birkenstock, the first company to introduce the U.S. market to the Euro-comfort shoe category in 1967, realized 20 percent growth in fiscal 2002, exceeding the industry average of six percent. The agreement with UPS Supply Chain Solutions will enable Birkenstock to keep pace with rapid growth while increasing its ability to respond to its retailers and consumer needs.last_img read more

Bolivia, Brazil, and U.S. Will Sign Agreement to Verify Coca Eradication

first_img The governments of Bolivia, Brazil, and the United States will soon sign a joint agreement to verify the eradication of coca plantings on Bolivian territory, an official source revealed in La Paz on 5 July. “Next week, or in the worst-case scenario, by 16 July, the agreement, which is beneficial to the government” of Bolivia “is going to be signed,” Deputy Minister of Social Defense Felipe Cáceres, the chief political figure in charge of the fight against drugs, said at a press conference. He explained that this is a “pilot project to verify the eradication of excess plantings,” which also includes “the equipment and modernization” of state institutions linked to the fight against drug trafficking. The initiative will make it possible to obtain information “in real time on the hectares of coca eradicated,” Cáceres added. Bolivia and Brazil also have an agreement to monitor drug trafficking using Brazilian unmanned planes. Until 2008, Washington was the chief source of economic support for the fight against drugs in Bolivia, which is one of the world’s leading cocaine producers, along with Colombia and Peru, according to the United Nations. Bolivia currently has 30,900 hectares planted with coca. Of that total, only 12,000 hectares are legally recognized, for infusion, chewing, and Andean religious rituals. By Dialogo July 07, 2011last_img read more

Panama Faces an Old Threat Anew

first_img Vice Minister Rogelio Donadío: We expect that he will continue to protect our borders and, above all, combat organized crime in all its facets: drugs, human trafficking, and to protect national sovereignty, because, at the end of the day, we have problems, above all, in the South, where criminal organizations want to come closer to the border with Panama and set up permanent camps that are used to manufacture drugs, to cultivate cocaine plants, marihuana plants… So, what we have entrusted Commander Hayer with is to very jealously protect the territory and to protect against drug trafficking and any type of organized crime that there might be along that border. Diálogo: Could you tell us about “Operación Candado”? Drug trafficking groups often transport illegal drugs that are produced in South America through Central America before delivering them to the United States and Europe, according to a recent United Nations report. In 2015, Panama seized a record 58 tons of drugs. Panamanian authorities estimate that they have seized 462 tons since 2000. To talk about current issues related to drugs and other relevant issues in the country and the region, Diálogo spoke with Rogelio Donadío, Panama’s Vice Minister for Public Safety, during the Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC) held in San José, Costa Rica, from April 6th-8th. On April 1st, a cloud of thick black smoke darkened the skies around Panama City. It was the result of the Panamanian Police incinerating 6.3 tons of cocaine, 2.5 tons of marijuana, and 3.8 kilograms of heroin; since January 1st, Panamanian law enforcement authorities have destroyed almost nine additional tons of drugs, primarily cocaine, that they seized from narco-traffickers, according to data released by officials. Diálogo: Are there coca leaf fields in Panama already? Vice Minister Donadío: In fact, we think so, because there is a possibility that not all of them will demobilize through fragmentation or the elimination of people engaged in organized crime; an armed group is going to be left over. They will demobilize in Colombia, but they are going to continue their business, above all, those earning the most money. And among the possibilities, which are not remote and are very real, is that they will move their business to the Colombian border, where Venezuela, where Ecuador, where Peru are, but also where Panama is. In other words, it is a fact that we believe they may mobilize to Panamanian territory and continue their criminal activities. Vice Minister Donadío: Yes. Above all, along both borders, at the border between Panama and Colombia, and at the border between Panama and Costa Rica. It is an inescapable issue. Aside from that, there also has to be a component of prevention, an element that provides social assistance and creates a civic component for the people; a component that works for the benefit of the population, because oftentimes, this component of security is the entire government of the Republic of Panama. They are the ones who often provide for health, education, and to a certain extent, the way in which the population can coexist in peace, and that, the original priority, is the fight against organized crime, as well as the civic actions that have to be brought to a population so as to prevent those populations from being infiltrated by organized crime, by the money there is in organized crime. Diálogo: Can the fall of the FARC in Colombia signify a threat to Panama? center_img Vice Minister Donadío: We have found coca leaf fields in Panama, but we have found more marijuana leaf crops. However, we have been eradicating them. The advantage we have had in comparison with when these problems began in the years between 2002-2005 is that, during those years, there was a permanent criminal presence in Panamanian territory. The arrival of SENAFRONT permanently kicked them out of Panamanian territory. Now, because the border is so wooded and is so large, they somehow come in and conduct their activities, but not permanently. Then, of course, there is cultivation, but practically none of cocaine. There is a small part they have used to cultivate marijuana, which began to be eradicated at the beginning of the year. However, since we eradicated it up to now we have not seen any more marijuana or cocaine fields. Diálogo: And what is the importance of continuing to work with the United States and other countries in the region in this fight against drug trafficking and other threats? Diálogo: Is the fight against organized crime and drug trafficking still SENAFRONT’s priority? Diálogo: The new commander of the National Border Service (SENAFRONT), Cristian Hayer, assumed the post on February 15th. What do you expect from him? By Dialogo April 19, 2016 Vice Minister Donadío: Well, organized crime is a crime that makes quick decisions, that mutates, that does not ask, that does not respect sovereignties, that does not respect laws. However, we are the guardians of the constitutions and the laws of our countries, and each country also must defend its sovereignty. In order to take action in the territories in which they are active, we must join together, we must communicate with each other, we must trust one another, and be loyal to one another to strengthen solidarity, strengthen even the context of how we are going to act in a given case. That is the only way to combat organized crime that is active in the entire territory, from Colombia and much farther away, all the way to the United States. There is no way to combat that if we do not join together. There is no way to combat that if we do not coordinate, if we do not get organized, if we do not have effective, timely, and true communication. There is no way to combat that if we do not have a legal framework in all our countries. We are looking to work together and create an integrated network when these types of events occur, like here at CENTSEC, so that the legal framework can be applied respecting the countries’ sovereignty and respecting the way in which each one of us sees the solution to the problems created by organized crime. Vice Minister Donadío: “Operación Candado” is like the continuation of “Operación Patria”. As a result of it, there have already begun to dismantle the camps that were being used by the FARC. “Operación Candado” has to do with the fact that, somehow, we have to protect our coastline and our waters along the border with Colombia, both on the Atlantic and the Pacific coasts. If we make that impenetrable and optimize the watercraft, the criminals will not reach our coastlines and will instead pass by on the outside. Excellent work. I hope everything continues to be well organized to be able to fight every kind of crime, keep it up, looking for a solution to everything.last_img read more

Soldiers from 26 Countries Gather for World Military Orienteering Championship

first_imgBy Andréa Barretto/Diálogo January 03, 2017 Sports were one activity that defined 2016. And the Brazilian Armed Forces were no exception, closing the year by hosting the 49th World Military Orienteering Championship from November 17th-23rd at the Brazilian Naval Air Base, in the Lagos region in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The event gathered 206 athletes from 26 countries, including Chile, Ecuador, and Venezuela. Seven men and four women represented Brazil in the competition. “The determining factor for our results in the championship was the dedication and unity of the team. We are a tight-knit family of athletes from the three armed forces,” said Provisional Tech Sergeant Edinéia Roniak dos Santos. The sportswoman began her military career in the Brazilian Army in 2014, when she was selected to take part in the High Performance Athlete Program associated with the ministries of Defense and Sport. Multiple abilities Orienteering is a sport more widely practiced in Europe than in Brazil. The discipline combines elements of running with traditional military navigational skills, as it requires the athlete to be able to read a map and use a compass as guides. The competition starts with setting up the course — generally outdoors and in the countryside — along which mandatory travel points. These travel points are markers on a map given to each orienteer at the time of the competition. “When the stopwatch starts, the athlete must open the map, find his or her bearings, and using a compass set off for an area, sequentially passing through the points that are marked on the map. The winner is the person who is able to pass through all of the points in the shortest time,” explained Lieutenant General Paulo Martino Zuccaro, director of the Department of Military Sports for the Brazilian Ministry of Defense. Each participant receives a map, a compass and a digital key that must be inserted into mini computers scattered throughout the terrain, from start to finish. Using this system, each athlete’s time and movement through the set points on the map can be monitored. An athlete that fails to cross through a point, or does not follow the established sequence, is disqualified. “The fact that the competition is held in the middle of the forest, over uneven terrain, requires the orienteer to have an extraordinary physical capacity. Additionally, the orienteer must have the necessary mental agility to handle the map and compass together in order to quickly choose the best paths from one point to another,” Lt. Gen. Zuccaro said, adding that the points are fixed, but the route between points is variable. It is up to the athlete to decide which route to take. “For example, he can go through the brush, or go around it along a trail that was established in that area.” City and country Three trials were held in the 49th World Military Orienteering Championship. The first trial took place on an average-length course; the second over a longer course out in the country in the Rio das Ostras municipality. The third trial was an urban relay in the city of Búzios. The first course required athletes to cross through 16 points. Male competitors had to cover slightly more than five kilometers, while female athletes were required to cover around four kilometers. As in most orienteering competitions, the points for men are spread out across longer distances from each other, than they are for women. In the long course, men had to cover 28 points and approximately 12 kilometers of ground, while women had to travel 6 kilometers. “I had some difficulties on the average-length course, as it was a faster and more technical trial,” said Sgt. Edinéia, who participated in all three trials. “On day two, in the trial over the long course, I was more confident because I like long-distance runs. Adding up my results on the two courses, plus my teammates’ results, our team took 6th place,” Sgt. Edinéia said. Holding trials in the city is a recent development in the orienteering sports world. The idea of taking this discipline into the urban space arose from a desire to promote the sport more widely. Despite the different environment, the competitive principle remains the same – the points are spread out along city streets, and each competitor sets off on the route with a map and compass. “It is a very lively trial. We have music, sports casting, and a crowd of locals who are in close proximity to the participants,” Lt. Gen. Zuccaro said. Búzios was chosen as the host city because of its diverse and eclectic architecture, which blends colonial and modern styles with lots of greenery. Another factor that affected the selection was the city’s smooth flow of traffic. The competition was not held in an isolated area, but event organizers took precautions to choose quieter streets for the transit points. “We also put some security features in place along stretches with more traffic, to reduce vehicle speeds,” explained Lt. Gen. Zuccaro. This was the fifth time Brazil hosted the World Military Orienteering Championship. It was held twice in Paraná, in 1983 and 2006, with nine and 27 countries participating respectively. Another edition was held in 1992 in Brasília, with 12 nations participating. The penultimate championship hosted by Brazil was held in Rio de Janeiro in 2011, with 28 countries participating. This was Sgt. Edinéia’s first experience at a world event. She is focused on a six-day-a-week training regimen and hopes that this is just the beginning. “I know that I have a lot to learn now, and each day I am more determined!”last_img read more

Five best practices in staffing from a Canadian CU

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » $1.6 billion Sunova Credit Union, Selkirk, Manitoba, boasts one of the youngest, most energized (and top performing) credit union teams in North America. Year after year, they’re leaders in sales generation and member satisfaction. Turnover is low (9.43 percent in 2016), and the CU’s work environment conducive to growth and collaboration.Unlike models built around the C-suite, success stems from a business model that recognizes and rewards front-line staff first and eliminates unintended barriers (perceived or otherwise) between the corporate office and branches.“You can choose to compete in price, product or service delivery, but not all three,” reflects CEO Edward Bergen, CCD, CCE, a CUES member. “Being the lowest in price is difficult, and since associates are often the first point of contact with members, we wouldn’t want them to be the lowest paid. We recognize their value and have built a business model focused on fostering long-term, mutually beneficial relationships and delivering exceptional service.”last_img read more

AHL cancels remainder of season, B-Devils season comes to an end

first_img“Lastly, we want to thank the greatest fans in the world. Your support this season was unbelievable from start to finish. We know that support would have continued as we were making a historic run towards the playoffs. Be safe, be healthy, and we’re already looking forward to the 2020-21 season!” “The Binghamton Devils fully support the decision made by the American Hockey League to cancel the rest of the 2019-20 season. The health and safety of our fans, players, partners, and staff are the top priority.” The Binghamton Devils released the following statement: After a remarkable season which ended with the Binghamton Devils going on a seven-game win streak, the franchise also thanked fans in Binghamton. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The American Hockey League has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-2020 season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This cancellation includes the Calder Cup playoffs. The Binghamton Devils finished with a 34-24-4-0 record. For more information on the cancellation of the season, you can visit the Binghamton Devils website.last_img read more

Two years on, ban on new palm oil plantations brings little change

first_imgIt has been over two years since the government set a moratorium on new palm oil development, but environmentalists say the move has failed to bring about much-needed change in the governance of the lucrative export commodity.A coalition of civil society groups said recently that the plantation ban had not resulted in significant improvements in the sustainability of the palm oil business or its impact on the environment.In September 2018, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo issued an executive order to suspend the granting of new licenses for oil palm concessions and ordered a review of existing plantations. “These two regulations are closely related to one another. The latter could not be implemented correctly because of the lacking implementation of the former. Meanwhile, being sustainable is vital for palm oil to be able to compete in the global market,” Teguh told The Jakarta Post this week.With the expansion of plantations starting in the 1990s, palm oil has been blamed for deforestation and loss of biodiversity. The crop is Indonesia’s second-biggest export and the most efficiently produced vegetable oil.As the world’s top palm oil producer, Indonesia has regularly touted the commodity as a solution to the country’s gaping trade deficit, as well as a livelihood for millions of smallholders.Read also: Indonesia’s palm oil sector relies on domestic demand as exports dropAccording to official data, there were 16.38 million hectares of palm oil concessions in the country as of 2019.However, Teguh said the actual number might be higher and that the state had only managed to provide data from the Agriculture Ministry in the two years since the moratorium.Data compiled by Madani from various sources shows that there could be up to 31.1 million ha of palm oil concessions and that 8.4 million hectares are unaccounted for by valid permits.Forest Watch Indonesia campaign lead Agung Ady Setyawan also criticized the lack of comparative and actual data on oil palm concessions.“The state only wants to publish the total area of oil palm concessions without indicating other attributes [such as ownership and status]. This has made it difficult for us to supervise,” Agung told the Post earlier this week.Without the proper attribution and mapping of plantations, it is difficult for observers to determine the locations of plantations and identify possible overlap.The lack of transparency in oil palm plantation data, Agung said, made it hard for environmentalists to determine whether the moratorium had contributed to deforestation amid recent findings that deforestation rates had slowed.The government is finalizing its highly anticipated One Map Policy, an integrated data map that aims to eliminate overlapping data and unify disparate mapping methods from various institutions. The project is expected to be complete by December 2020.Read also: Concerns of transparency, inclusivity raised as One Map nears completionMeanwhile, deliberations between the government and the House of Representatives over the omnibus bill on job creation may complicate the goal of palm oil sustainability, given proposals in the bill that would loosen environmental protections.Indonesian Center for Environmental Law researcher Adrianus Eryan said the government should instead try to improve business practices in the palm oil industry by making sense of the available data, evaluating all existing permits and accurately measuring palm oil productivity.“The good initiative [of the moratorium] has barely run its course and the government is already trying to pass an omnibus bill that doesn’t fix the core problem [with palm oil],” Adrianus said.Palm oil productivity has not improved by much despite an ambitious target set by palm oil companies in 2011 to produce 9 tons per hectare per year by 2020. According to Statistics Indonesia (BPS), productivity was only 3.2 tons per hectare per year in 2019.Topics : If the ban and the reviews were carried out in accordance with Presidential Instruction (Inpres) No. 8/2018, the process was expected to help clear up uncertainty about the rights of smallholders and boost productivity on existing plantations.But more than two years later, the order has yet to be properly implemented, despite signs that the government wants the palm oil industry to be more sustainable, said Teguh Surya, chairman of the Madani Foundation, an environmental NGO.Based on an analysis by Madani, only one provincial and three regency administrations have issued follow-up regulations; five provinces and five regencies have shown clear commitments to implementing the ban; and another 19 provinces and 239 regencies have yet to take any action.This has contributed to slow progress in implementing the Inpres and other relevant provisions, including Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 44/2020 on the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil certification.last_img read more

Wolf Administration Outlines State Preparations for Winter Storm

first_imgWolf Administration Outlines State Preparations for Winter Storm March 13, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release,  Proclamations,  PSA,  Weather Safety READ LATEST NEWS ON TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined members of his Cabinet to discuss steps his administration is taking to be ready to respond to a significant snowstorm that will impact most of the state overnight tonight and through tomorrow.Speaking from Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency headquarters outside Harrisburg, Governor Wolf urged citizens to take the threat of this story seriously by preparing their own emergency supplies and delaying all unnecessary travel so plow crews can safely and quickly clear roadways.“This is a major snowstorm that will produce significant amounts of snow throughout the commonwealth, so we are asking Pennsylvanians to avoid travel on Tuesday unless absolutely necessary,” Governor Wolf said. “We are also urging everyone to take necessary precautions in the event of widespread power outages, and to check on elderly neighbors in the event of an emergency.”It is important to note that the proclamation does not restrict vehicular travel on commonwealth roads, but motorists are strongly encouraged to delay all unnecessary travel and heed local road closures that may be in place.Wolf said nearly 700 Pennsylvania National Guard troops will be put on state active duty at various armories across the state by 7:00 p.m. Monday. PA National Guard missions during the storm could include: transportation of emergency management personnel, stranded motorist welfare checks, traffic control support, commodity delivery, and vehicle recovery.Starting at 10 p.m. tonight, the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center at PEMA will be activated with personnel from the following agencies: PEMA, Public Utility Commission, PA State Police, American Red Cross, PA Turnpike Commission, Office of Administration, and the departments of Health, Human Services, and Military and Veterans Affairs.To help PennDOT and PA Turnpike crews get the optimum access to the interstates and expressways during the storm, beginning at 10 p.m. Monday, these restrictions will be in place on all interstates and expressways east of Interstate 99 and including Interstate 99:45 mph speed limitBan on tandem truck trailers, empty trailers, towed trailers, buses, recreational vehicles and motorcyclesThese restrictions will be in place on Interstates 70, 76, 78, 80, 81, 83, 84, 95, 283, 176, 180, 476, 380 and all expressways not on the interstate system. The Turnpike will have the same restrictions beginning at 10 p.m. Monday from the Bedford Interchange east to NJ and on the entire Northeastern extension. PennDOT is also cancelling all superload permits for movement on Tuesday.PennDOT has 4,800 equipment operators, more than 2,000 plow trucks, 49 snow blowers. All of PennDOT’s 11 regions will go on round-the-clock duty beginning Monday evening. PennDOT’s goal is to keep roadways passable and interstates and expressways take priority over lower volume routes.In the event travel is absolutely necessary, motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles by visiting http://www.511PA.com. PennDOT’s Automated Vehicle Locator plow tracking tool is available for all of the more than 2,200 PennDOT-owned and rented plow trucks, with vehicle locations viewable on 511PA.Also today, PEMA activated the situational awareness unit of the PA Business Operations Center. As the storm unfolds, the PA Business Operations Center will provide information to businesses regarding impacts of the event including road restrictions, Commonwealth Response Coordination Center situation reports, and updated weather forecasts. The information is intended to help businesses plan for and recover from anticipated severe weather.Governor Wolf Proclamation — Disaster Emergency, 2017 by Office of Governor Tom Wolf on Scribdlast_img read more

GE repowers Russian-built 2TE10s in Kazakstan

first_imgINTRO: Almaty Railway and West Kazakstan Railway are acquiring 32 repowering kits from Erie to upgrade unreliable dieselsAgeing Type 2TE10 locomotives in Kazakstan are suffering poor availability, mainly due to engine and associated parts performance. General Electric of Erie, Pennsylvania, is providing 32 kits of 7FDL12 engines, plus traction alternator, rectifiers, and all auxiliaries associated with the engine and alternator. The existing DC traction motors will continue in use.The first locomotive was sent to Erie for development of the kit installation process, and complete testing of the modernised unit (above). A railway team from both customers was present during installation and test, and will manage the installation and test process at each site in Kazakstan. GE will continue to assist on site as necessary.The engine, alternator and connected parts are assembled and mounted on a sub-frame which includes an air distribution duct (below). This is ready to be inserted into the locomotive on site. Other components such as the radiator, radiator fan and compressor are included in the kit for separate mounting.The modernisation process will greatly improve reliability and availability, reduce the repair resources needed, improve fuel efficiency, and cut environmental pollution. olast_img read more

Brand-new home appeals to buyers in inner-city suburb

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoWith $36.5 million in sales and completion due in a matter of months, buyers are snapping up Di Carlo Property Group’s TriBeCa Terraces in Bulimba. Photo: SuppliedFeaturing large living and kitchen areas, multiple balconies, generous third bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, ground-floor courtyards, double garages, extensive landscaping and recreation areas, the development has proven popular with families.Among the recent purchasers are Skye and Simon Whyte who are eagerly awaiting their move to TriBeCa Terraces with their daughter Chelsea. The family purchased a three-storey, three-bedroom terrace featuring three bathrooms with a powder room.Mrs Whyte said they had not been house hunting long when they came across TriBeCa Terraces. Skye and Simon Whyte with daughter Chelsea. A lifestyle of convenience is proving a hit with families buying apartments at TriBeCa Terraces, Bulimba.With $36.5 million in sales and completion due within months, buyers have snapped up 38 of the 53 terraces by Di Carlo Property Group in the tightly held inner city suburb.Di Carlo Property Group director Joshua Di Carlo said buyers in the first stage could expect to be living in their new homes by June while the second stage is due for completion in August.“We’ve certainly garnered a lot of interest from buyers who are excited at the prospect of moving into a brand-new home so quickly,” Mr Di Carlo said.“The terraces are in a prime position giving homeowners access to a range of different amenities which is set to be enhanced with the Bulimba Barracks redevelopment offering an entertainment precinct with riverfront restaurants and parks within walking distance.“TriBeCa Terraces really offers a well-rounded lifestyle where buyers can secure a modern, well-appointed home in a sought-after location and the market has had a strong response to this,” he said. It had immediate appeal because of its location, build quality, high-end specifications and design layout.“Having lived in Bulimba and the surrounding area for the past six years we have become very familiar with the area and the lifestyle it offers which is second to none in our opinion, so being able to buy locally was a major drawcard,” Mrs Whyte said.“Working busy corporate jobs means the time we have at home is minimal, so we wanted a lifestyle of convenience.“We love that we’re only a short ferry ride to Teneriffe or Portside and it’s a very relaxing way to travel to work. A lot is to be said for the calmness that commuting to work via the river brings into your life,” she said.Mrs Whyte said the freehold aspect of the terraces which had given them the unique opportunity to own the land that their terrace home sits on, together with the quality of the terraces, was also a selling point.“The architecturally designed terraces offering an exclusive and high-end finish was the exact product that we were looking for,” she said. “Having the third bedroom located on the ground floor instead of the first has really maximised the living and dining space.  “Also knowing a high percentage of other local owner-occupiers had purchased into the development really solidified our decision.’’last_img read more

St Andrew’s to defy ban on conducting gay weddings

first_imgStuff co.nz 8 October 2014A Wellington church says a national directive from its highest body banning ministers from conducting same-sex marriages is appalling and disturbing and it will defy the order.St Andrew’s on The Terrace opposes the decision by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.The General Assembly – which sets the policy and the direction of the church and approves the various regulations – spent the past four days deliberating in Auckland and announced its decision yesterday.In the eyes of the assembly, it was acceptable for gay and lesbian people to be in the congregation but not to be married by the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.Marriage was the loving and faithful union of a man and a woman, the assembly said.St Andrew’s Parish convener Sonia Groes-Petrie said the ban was disturbing and deeply disappointing.“We strongly dissent from it,” she said. “The Presbyterian tradition is for ministers to have freedom to make decisions about whom they will marry.“There is a range of opinions on same-sex marriage within the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and today’s decision does not reflect that diversity.”Interim minister Jim Cunningham said he was appalled by the decision. “We see sexual orientation and gender identity as irrelevant in the celebration of a couple’s union. It is the quality of the relationship, the love and commitment that matters,” he said.http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/10591576/St-Andrews-to-defy-ban-on-conducting-gay-weddingslast_img read more

Tampa Twitter Hacker’s Virtual bail hearing Hacked by Porn Bombs

first_imgA bail hearing by Zoom for the 17-year-old who hacked some of the world’s highest-profile Twitter accounts last month was interrupted Wednesday by pornographic video and music.Graham Ivan Clark’s lawyers were asking a Florida court to lower their client’s bail, saying the $725,000 he’s required to post to get out of jail is disproportionate to the alleged amount of the loss in the case, when the raunchy images were broadcast into the hearing.The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Fla., released the photo Graham Ivan Clark, 17, after his arrest Friday, July 31, 2020. Clark is accused of hacking Twitter, gaining access to the account of Bill Gates, Elon Musk and many others. Clark was able to scam people around the globe of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin. He remains in jail on the $725,000 bond.Clark later agreed to forfeit 100 Bitcoins from that account as part of an agreement with authorities in Florida and California under which he wasn’t prosecuted and admitted no wrongdoing, Weisbrod said.Prosecutor Darrell Dirks urged the judge to keep Clark in jail, saying authorities are still investigating the extent of the hack and that the loss may be greater than $117,000. The judge hadn’t ruled on the bail request when he was forced to cancel the hearing because of the porn bombs.“The defendant’s conduct regarding the stealing of the identities of famous people and his attempt to hijack the funds of innocent individuals in less than four hours, that occurred 20 days ago,” Dirks said. “We are still discovering the breadth and depth of the defendant’s criminal conduct.”In the end, the judge kept the bond as it is but granted the request to remove the condition that Clark prove the source of his funds, Weisbrod said after the hearing.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img March 5, 2020 Shiffrin last raced on Jan. 26 when she won a super-G in Bansko, Bulgaria.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTORAbuse allegations, calls for state inquiry build in MichiganYPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — More men came forward Thursday with allegations of sexual abuse by a late doctor at the University of Michigan in lawsuits and personal statements.The new allegations include three former athletes who filed lawsuits against the school alleging that Dr. Robert Anderson sexually assaulted them while the men were members of the football and hockey teams in the 1980s. At a separate news conference, two men said Anderson sexually assaulted them during medical exams. Sale has a flexor strainUNDATED (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale has a flexor strain near his left elbow and will not be scheduled for Tommy John surgery — for now.The 30-year-old left-hander felt discomfort in his pitching elbow Monday, a day after throwing his first batting practice of spring training. He had an MRI that was reviewed by team physicians and Drs. James Andrews and Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Sale’s ulnar collateral ligament, which was treated with a platelet-rich plasma injection last Aug. 19, did not sustain additional damage.In other MLB news:— Right-hander Collin McHugh has agreed to a $600,000, one-year contract with the Red Sox, a deal that allows him earn up to $4.25 million. The 32-year-old McHugh can earn $3 million in performance bonuses and $650,000 in roster bonuses. His base salary is guaranteed. The American Gaming Association on Thursday launched its “Have A Game Plan” campaign in hockey arenas in Washington and Las Vegas.The campaign will soon expand to other states where sports betting is legal. Fourteen states currently offer sports betting, and many others are considering it.The gaming association says Americans have bet more than $19 billion on sports with licensed sports books since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for it in May 2018, ruling in a case brought by New Jersey. Shiffrin returns to World Cup ski circuit amid family griefVAIL, Colo. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin is returning to the World Cup ski circuit in Europe, even though she might not be ready to race after a month-long absence following the death of her father.The American skier announced in a video posted on Instagram that she is flying to Scandinavia on Thursday. A three-race meet starts one week later in Are, Sweden.Shiffrin says in a six-minute video message that “I have no promises if I’ll actually be able to race.” The two-time Olympic gold medalist says she has trained a little but struggled to maintain focus. During her absence from racing the three-time overall World Cup champion lost her lead in the standings to Italy’s Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay).Seven points-scoring events are left on the schedule in Sweden and Italy. However, the World Cup Finals races in Cortina d’Ampezzo are threatened by the virus outbreak in northern Italy. Update on the latest sports The university revealed last month that it was investigating multiple allegations of abuse against Anderson, who died in 2008. Last week, it said it had received more than 100 complaints about Anderson.The lawsuits filed Thursday mirror allegations in one filed on Wednesday, the first suit against the university over Anderson. The lawsuits all accuse the university of failing to remove Anderson despite multiple complaints about him. All identify the men only as John Doe.RESPONSIBLE SPORTS BETTINGGambling industry urges sports bettors to wager responsiblyATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The gambling industry is launching a campaign to urge sports bettors to wager responsibly, including setting and sticking to a budget, and learning thoroughly about anything on which they make a bet. — Gerrit Cole gave up homers on consecutive pitches to Detroit’s Travis Demeritte and Miguel Cabrera in the first inning on Thursday. Then Demeritte and Cabrera went deep against the New York Yankees ace on back-to-back pitches in the second. Cole, who signed a $324 million, nine-year contract as a free agent, allowed six runs, six hits and one walk in two innings with three strikeouts. Cole said afterward, “It’s not my favorite day of 2020 so far, but it is just spring training.” The 29-year-old right-hander threw 33 of 44 pitches for strikes.— Aaron Judge hasn’t given up on being ready for the New York Yankees’ opener at Baltimore on March 26, but still doesn’t know the cause of soreness in his right pectoral muscle and shoulder. The star right fielder has undergone more than half a dozen tests, and more are scheduled. Judge stopped workouts about a week before spring training after experiencing soreness while swinging. Then he felt soreness on Feb. 28 while hitting in an indoor cage for the second consecutive day.— The Chicago Cubs have scratched pitcher Yu Darvish and second baseman Jason Kipnis because of illness. In a series of tweets in Japanese, Darvish said he had a cough yesterday and expressed reluctance about entering the clubhouse amid the coronavirus outbreak. He posted that he didn’t have a fever or the flu. Theo Epstein, the president of baseball operations for the Cubs, said he didn’t have “full information right now,” but said it was his understanding Darvish had a daily illness and should be fine by tomorrow.— Jerry Koosman’s No. 36 is being retired by the New York Mets, more than four decades after he threw his final pitch for the team. Koosman will be honored before the June 13 game against Washington. His will be the third player number retired by the Mets after Tom Seaver’s No. 41 in 1988 and Mike Piazza’s No. 31 in 2016. New York has retired the numbers of two managers: Casey Stengel’s No. 37 in 1965 and Gil Hodges’ No. 14 in 173. Koosman’s five-hitter beat Baltimore in the 1969 World Series for the Mets’ first title.WORLD CUP-SHIFFRIN’S RETURN Associated Press The Warriors announced Wednesday night that Curry had been medically cleared to play and would be in the lineup Thursday in a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals won in six games by Toronto. The two-time NBA MVP missed 58 games after falling on his left hand Oct. 30 versus Phoenix.He practiced Monday with the G League Santa Cruz Warriors, then was recalled back to the NBA team later in the day in a most expected promotion.Curry says he is comfortable enough to play, though it may be months before his hand feels completely “normal” again. He still plans to play in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.Curry, who turns 32 on March 14, is averaging 20.3 points, 6.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds over just four games this season.MLB-NEWS Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-WARRIORS-CURRYStephen Curry set to return for Warriors on Thursday nightSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry is scheduled to return from a more than four-month absence with a broken hand to play for Golden State against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night.last_img read more

Volleyball tops Cal Sunday

first_imgJunior outside hitter Khalia Lanier posted 18 kills Saturday in USC’s Cal victory over Cal. (Sinead Chang | Daily Trojan)After a three-set loss to No. 2 Stanford Friday, the women’s volleyball team returned to Galen Center Sunday to edge out Cal in a four-set thriller (35-33, 25-20, 18-25, 25-14).The first set against Cal was a battle, setting the tone for the rest of the game. The two teams exchanged points for the majority of the match, with neither team pulling far enough ahead. The first set was tied 24 different times, but a Trojan ace from senior libero Victoria Garrick after a kill by junior outside hitter Khalia Lanier brought the set to an end at 35-33.“A lot of the time when we’re up in games, teams usually come back,” Lanier said after the match. “The first set was kind of a testament to that, but I’m happy that we did pull it out and stick in there.”Head coach Brent Crouch commended his team for siding well during the first set.  “Then we were competing with [Cal] well, and that’s the part that stayed the same with the exception of the beginning,” Crouch said.The second set started out similarly, but would end much sooner than the last.When USC was only holding a 1-point lead at 15-14, the Golden Bears committed three errors in a row to give the Trojans the advantage they needed to finish the set 25-20.Crouch attributed the Trojans’ second set success to a Cal coaching mistake.“Their best server is [sophomore setter Isabel Potter] and she usually starts the game serving,” Crouch said. “They had her serve last in the rotation in the second set. They usually score points when she’s serving, so we just were able to get a lead and maintain it.” While Cal seemed to lose steam at the end of the second set, the team came out of the locker room with new energy that translated into a 7-0 run.The Trojans played from behind the entire set. Ultimately, the Bears finished the set at 25-18 and forced the Trojans to play another set. “The energy tonight was really good,” Lanier said. “We really did work on announcing ourselves, which was [Crouch]’s phrase this week. I think we did a good job with … establishing a team chemistry out of the gate.”Despite losing to Stanford on Friday, the Women of Troy finished out the weekend strong. The team looks to improve its 8-4 conference record on the road against No. 16 Oregon on Friday and Oregon State Sunday.last_img read more

Ronaldo Returns to Madrid for Atletico

first_imgMassimiliano Allegri’s Juventus play their Champions League last 16, first-leg tie against Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano midweek as they continue their push for the European title which has eluded them for over two decades.Juventus are pinning their hopes on their €100million summer signing to give them a first European win over Atletico, a team against whom the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has a long history.It will be a homecoming of sorts for the 34-year-old Ronaldo who lived a stone’s throw away from Atletico’s training centre.Juventus signed Ronaldo because of his Champions League credentials.No player owns as many Champions League titles as Ronaldo who has won five, four with Real Madrid and one with Manchester United.He has scored a record 121 goals in the competition and of these 57 have proved decisive.“We have to score at least one goal in Madrid, our qualification depends on this,” warned Allegri. “The two teams are evenly balanced.”Ronaldo has played the lead role in all of his five previous European triumphs – from his towering header for United against Chelsea in 2008 to the tie-clinching, 97th-minute penalty against Juventus last season in the quarters.In between, there were the 17 goals he scored en route to the trophy in 2014, the title-winning penalty against Atletico in 2016 and the hat-trick against the same opposition, this time in the last four, a year later.He would also score twice against Juventus in the final.It was to become the beneficiaries, rather than victims, of these match-winning moments, that Juve decided the only way to win the Champions League before Ronaldo retires is to have him on their team.Juventus won the title in 1985 and 1996 but have finished runners-up five times since, including twice in the past four years.Ronaldo’s goal-scoring form has been undiminished despite recent controversies, including rape allegations made against him by an American woman which he vehemently denies.The last time he was in Madrid was to appear in a court in the Spanish capital over tax fraud charges last month.Ronaldo avoided jail but was ordered to pay €3.57 million for committing tax fraud when at Real Madrid, part of a broader €18.8-million payout.He was handed a two-year jail sentence that was immediately reduced to a fine of €365,000 and another penalty of €3.2 million.Nevertheless Ronaldo is riding high in Serie A where he leads the way with 19 goals scored in 24 games. He has a total of 21 goals in all competitions, including one against former club Manchester United, with 11 assists.Allegri is counting on his inside knowledge against Atletico.During his nine years at Real Madrid, Ronaldo played Atletico on average four times a year, mostly in La Liga but also in two Champions League finals – both won by Real.He scored 22 goals in 31 matches against Atletico and also boasts a 100 percent record with eight penalties converted, his best record against any team.Of the four European titles won in five years with Real, Atletico succumbed to their city rivals three times, in 2014, 2016 and 2017.RESULTSLiverpool – B’MunichLyon – BarcelonaTODAYAtletico v JuventusSchalke 04 v Man CityShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram CHAMPIONS LEAGUECristiano Ronaldo returns to Spain this evening ready to bury the demons of his nightmare Champions League debut for Juventus against one of his favourite victims Atletico Madrid.The former Real Madrid player was sent off after 28 minutes in his first European game for Juventus in Spain last September against Valencia but the Italians went on to win 2-0 even without the Portuguese star.last_img read more

Wavell Hinds returned as WIPA president

first_imgPresident of the West Indies Players Association (WIPA), Wavell Hinds, was given the green light to continue leading the association after an Annual General Meeting in Antigua recently.The WIPA members, returned Hinds his entire administration for a third successive term.The AGM was held at the Halcyon Cove by Rez Resorts and included healthy debates on a number of issues affecting West Indian players.Hinds, will now be at the helm of WIPA for another two years.His team is completed by Nixon McLean – vice president, Wayne Lewis – honorary secretary, Ridley Jacobs – honorary treasurer and Liam Sebastien – honorary assistant secretary.Over the last few years, Hinds has been accused of siding with the board in creating unfair deals for West Indies players, much to the chagrin of the players who walked out on a tour of India.last_img read more

Updates: Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial from Staples Center

first_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Monday’s memorial for Kobe and Gianna Bryant has concluded at Staples Center in Los Angeles.The event included a poignant tribute from Vanessa Bryant to her former Lakers superstar husband and their daughter.“God knew they couldn’t be on this Earth without each other,” she said. “He had to bring them home to have them together. Babe, you take care of our Gigi.”“He was my everything.” [scribble src=”/event/2920012″ /] AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersVanessa Bryant remembers Kobe at the Celebration of Life. pic.twitter.com/vHb9xP0qmm— NBA TV (@NBATV) February 24, 2020There will be more coverage to come from Monday’s emotional memorial from our reporters from the scene. See below for more video and images from the event.Are you using a mobile device? Click here to view updates.center_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

For These Summer Campers, It’s More Than Riding a Bike

first_imgBy Michele J. KuhnLINCROFT – Their faces told the story.Volunteers help one of the 40 campers participating in the Lose the Wheels Training Camp at Brookdale Community College.Wide smiles, grins, and the looks of sheer determination, concentration, and pride were everywhere as youngsters rode specially adapted bikes at Brookdale Com­munity College during the Lose the Training Wheels Bicycle Camp for children with challenges.“It’s a childhood rite of passage,” said Jane Kleiman. Bike riding “is something most of us take for granted … Now these kids can learn to ride, too.”The camp, held on the college campus Monday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Aug. 24, offered 40 people, ages 8 to 20, the chance to learn to ride a bike. It’s a skill some parents have found difficult to teach but, with the use of the special bicycles, the nonprofit Lose the Training Wheels organization says its weeklong camps have an 80 percent success rate.Kleiman, a Red Bank resident who coordinated the effort at Brookdale, has an 11-year-old son, Jackson Miller, who participated in the camp last year in Hoboken. Though he didn’t progress to a two-wheeler by the end of the session, Kleiman is hopeful he will this year.The program, Kleiman said, often leads to a boost in self-confidence that helps the young riders to believe they can learn other skills. “They try other things,” she said. “They say, ‘If I can do that, I can try this.’ ” The bike camp also gives students a chance to socialize, improve their physical fitness, gain some independence, and interact with volunteers who quickly become their cheerleaders.Those who attend the camp have a variety of disabilities, including autism, Down syndrome, and ADHD. The participants need to be able to walk and step to the side to take part.An important part of the camp is the bikes that are used by Lose the Training Wheels. Developed by Dr. Richard E. Klein and his students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the bikes have a regular front wheel but use a roller in the rear. The roller is cylindrical at the start. As the child’s skill and confidence improve, the rollers are progressively tapered, fatter in the middle and thinner at the ends, offering a more unstable ride that requires a certain amount of balance. There is also a handle at the back of the bike for volunteers to grab when riders begin to wobble too much. The roller bikes are used until the rider is comfortable enough to ride a two-wheeler – without training wheels. A tandem bike is also used for some of the young students.The children spend 75 minutes a day for five days learning the new skill. There were five sessions a day with eight students each and many volunteers assisting the riders.As one young man pedaled past a group of moms waiting on the bleachers and yelled “Hi, Mom!” it was hard to tell which mother was his because they were all smiling.“They love it,” said Michelle DePasquale of Edison whose sons Emilio, 9, and Anthony, 12, were learning to ride in the 8:30 a.m. class.For her boys, the class offered a confidence boost, an opportunity to focus on a fun task, and a chance to socialize. “It allows me to give them an avenue to go out and play like typical kids,” DePasquale said.She also liked the idea that bike riding is a three-season sport and that the skill is being taught by volunteers who were instructed how to help by the Lose the Training Wheels program.“To have others working with them is great. It allows the volunteers to tell them things that I can but that they won’t listen to because I’m the mom. [The volunteers] tell them things and they listen to them,’’ she said.Lynda Mazzella of Howell said having her 14-year-old daughter Courtney learn to ride a bike was on her list of things for Courtney to accomplish. “I was sad when kids in the neighborhood were out riding bikes and she wasn’t,” Mazzella said.Courtney, whose fine-motor skills are poor, was gaining strength during her camp sessions and was happily pedaling around the gym.“This is a confidence and self-esteem builder,” said Mazzella, who has made sure her daughter has been introduced to many skills, sports, and experiences. “I don’t want her to fear things.”Volunteers at the Lose the Training Wheels Camp at Brookdale Community College assist a youngster learn how to ride a bike.Linda Argiro of Belford was pleased with the progress her son, Vincent, 19, was making. She hopes bike riding will be added to his set of activities to help him stay fit and avoid the heart problems which have been part of their family’s history.Lose the Training Wheels was begun in 1991 in Canada, according to Andrea Patrick, floor supervisor for the nonprofit organization. Last summer, 86 camps were held in the United States and Canada.Patrick, who has been with the program the past three summers, has seen exciting results. “It affects the riders, their families, everyone,” she said. “Last week we heard of a rider who asked his father to teach him how to cast a line and fish because he had learned to ride a bike and wanted to try something else.”During the first day of the Brookdale camp, Kleiman said she saw what the program can mean to young riders and their families. As one camper was riding around the gym, she heard one of his siblings, a 7-year-old, say, “Hey, Mom, he looks like a different kid out there!”Kleiman’s wish for her son Jackson at the end of the week is that he develops the skill to ride with his family, including 4-year-old sister Mina, on the bike paths of Sandy Hook to visit his favorite lighthouse.last_img read more

Nitros snap long drought by capturing KIJHL Championship

first_imgThe top song of 1979 was My Sharona by The Knack.That same year the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup and the Boston Bruins retired Bobby Orr’s Number “4”.That was also the last time the Kimberley Dynamiters won the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship.The Nitros snapped the 36-year drought by ousting the Kamloops Storm 4-2 in the best-of-seven KIJHL Final Sunday in Spoolmak Country.Four players each had two points to spark the Dynamiters to a 5-1 series-clinching win.The victory came on the heels of a thrilling 3-2 overtime win Friday in Kimberley. Trevor Van Steinburg scored twice and Jordan Busch, Justin Meler and Jason Richter each had singles to lead Kimberley.Busch, Braden Saretsky, and Richter also finished with two points.The story of the game, and most of the playoffs, was the play between the pipes by goalie Tyson Brouwer.The native of Lethbridge, Alta. stopped 33 of 34 shots in the game to register his 16th win of the playoffs for Kimberley in 20 games.During the playoffs Brouwer had a 1.78 goals against average and a .949 save percentage to finish second to Brock Lefebvre of Columbia Valley.The big difference is Lefebvre played only three games to 20 for Brouwer.Kimberley now represents the KIJHL at upcoming Cyclone Taylor Cup April 3-6 in Mission.The KIJHL is the defending champion after Beaver Valley Nitehawks won the title last year in Nelson.Kimberley opens play Friday against the host Mission City Outlaws.last_img read more

UL Students Face Transportation Constraints

first_imgStudents studying at the state-run University of Liberia are calling on the National Government and the University Authority to negotiate for more buses to take them to the UL Fendell Campus where most of the undergraduate colleges have been transferred.Speaking to the Daily Observer on January 29, on the Fendell Campus during the first day of reopening, students expressed delight over the resumption of classes after two and a half months of closure. In spite of this, they raised concern over transportation constraints causing them difficulty to leave Redlight to Fendell.The University of Liberia currently has over 30,000 students. Most of the undergraduate colleges are being transferred to Fendell with the exception of the Business College and Graduate Program, including the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law.Students come from various parts of Monrovia and Margibi County to converge at Parker Paint in Red-Light, Paynesville to board buses to go to campus.There are less than ten buses rented by the UL Administration to transport the thousands of students to the Fendell Campus.The National Transit Authority (NTA) assists in the process of transporting students to and from campus based on negotiation and understanding. Despite the assistance, it is still difficult for students to cope with the situation as the number of buses available cannot meet their needs.Students including Morris H. Nahlon, Albert Kermokai, Joseph F. Kamara and others stressed that though difficulties are associated with education and must be endured, they stand ready to pay the transport fare if buses are made available.According to the students, they are often late for their classes because of the difficulties boarding the few buses as they (students) are many in number struggling to get on them.  They told the Daily Observer that when they go late it is counted against them at the end of the semester.In President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Annual Message delivered on January 27, she mentioned that there is a plan underway to transfer all the colleges of the University from the Capitol Hill campus to Fendell.She said the surveying process for the university’s land is at the point of completion, and dilapidated structures there would soon be demolished to build new ones.Even while UL students expressed hope to see these promises kept, they called on government to immediately address their pressing transportation needs. They said tackling this issue would help keep them in school as government works on the long range plan of transferring the colleges.Meanwhile, the students— having stayed out of class for two months— were quite disappointed when their instructors did not turn out on the first day of opening.They said they paid money to cover long distances from other parts of Monrovia to converge on the campus. To their disappointment they arrived only to find they could not start classes.They claimed the time they wasted created setbacks to the completion of the first semester; and that they had no idea when the second would begin.  They, therefore, called for their instructors to be honest and fulfill their promises by attending classes; since their main demand (the ousting of former Provost Dr. Wede Brownell) for which they (instructors) disengaged has been resolved.On the Fendell campus Wednesday, January 29, a few instructors showed up on the first day of reopening.During a tour of the various classrooms, three instructors were seen lecturing students in Geography, Education and Communications.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

K-Delta President Commends Youth & Sports for New Guidelines

first_imgThe president of the K-Delta female basketball team, Abraham Samukai has commended the Ministry of Youth & Sports for the latest guidelines and regulations released to ensure better oversight of federations and associations that receive government subsidy for their development.Samukai, reacting to a validated Guideline for Federations & Associations by the Ministry, released August 14, said it is encouraging that the Ministry has made such an impressive effort to ensure efficiency in the administration of sports but insisted that financial probity must be a priority.“I must commend Minister Eugene Nagbe and Deputy Minister Henry Yonton for a bold step,” Samukai, president and owner of female basketball champions, K-Delta, said, “and therefore the feet of leaders of all the federations must be held to the fire.”Samukai said it is also encouraging that the Ministry has come out, quoting the guideline that it (Ministry) will collaborate with the federations in the implementation of their activities in line with their annual work-plan which it (Ministry) must approve.“This means that tangible decisions that affect the running of the various associations and federations will not elude the ministry,” Samukai said.He meanwhile called on Minister Nagbe and Deputy Minister Yonton to revisit the Liberia Basketball Federation’s leadership crisis that is currently in the corridors of the judicial system.Basketball presidents and their players (athletes) deserve a better deal and therefore, Samukai said every attempt should be made to examine the issues at stake.“Now that the government is interested in financial probity, as well as better and effective management of assets,” Samukai said, “the financial and other issues that are the reasons for the problems in the LBF must be looked into.”It may be recalled that the Ministry of Youth & Sports has come under criticism for allowing associations and federations to have their own way resulting into poor administrative lapses.Recent cases are the crisis in the Liberia Basketball Association leadership and when officials of the Liberia Amputee & Sports Association kept pertinent information from the Ministry concerning the team’s recent visit to the United States.In the last London Olympic Games poor supervision resulted to an embarrassment to Liberia by sending an unqualified athlete to represent the country, and the athlete refused to participate because he was trained for the discipline. The Liberia National Olympic Committee did not accept any blame and now the Ministry has indicated it would supervise any athlete that will leave the country to represent its interest.Poor supervision has affected the Liberia Boxing Association that has led to inadequate preparation, lack of regular bouts resulting into frustration for would-be boxers. The LBA will now be compelled to provide its short and long range program to the Ministry or will face sanctions.In addition poor supervision also resulted in the dismal performance of the national female soccer team, U-20, leading to 14-1 home and away humiliation to their Nigerian side, recently.In the Guidelines, the Ministry said all national sports teams belong to the Government of Liberia and it (Ministry) will supervise and monitor how government teams are managed for ultimate performance and results.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Stars hire professional Chef services in Paris

first_img0Shares0000Kenyan chef Tony Nzomo, based in Belgium prepares lunch for the Harambee Stars team at their base in Marcoussis in June 13, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPARIS, France, Jun 13 – Harambee Stars players were beginning to get a little bit homesick, not much because they are missing their people back at home, but because they were yet, if any chance, to get used to the food at their training base in Marcoussis, Paris.The players were in low tones complaining that the food provided at their training facility didn’t appeal much to them and they needed a Kenyan touch on the menu to give them full satisfaction as well as a taste of what they are used to back home. Winger Ayub Timbe reached out to a long term friend in Belgium, a Kenyan Chef who has been in Europe for the last 13 years and had been providing him with a taste of home food during his stint before he moved to China.And on Thursday morning, the Chef, Tony Nzomo, arrived at their base in Paris from Belgium and set out their lunch and dinner as well as breakfast for the next day.“I feel really honored to be coming here to serve my nation in this capacity. I have served the nation in different capacities but this is special to me most importantly because I am a former sportsman and most of these players have been my friends for a long time,” Nzomo told Capital Sport.Kenyan chef Tony Nzomo, based in Belgium arrives in the Kitchen at the National Rugby Centre to prepare food for the Harambee Stars team at their base in Marcoussis in June 13, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe professional Chef who worked at the Kenyan embassy in Brussels from 2006 to 2013 having arrived in Belgium from the Fairview Hotel in Nairobi, previously played hockey from Menengai High School to Nakuru Athletic Club and coached several schools around the capital city before venturing into career.He is currently working in Belgium at one of the biggest bio organic hotels in the capital Brussels, having left his job at the embassy.“I have known most of these players from when they were starting. I have seen them grow… the likes of Aboud (Omar), Mugubi (Wanyama), Timbe.. and a host of many other Kenyans who have been in Belgium. It gives me so much joy seeing them here preparing for the Cup of Nations and further being here serving them and serving my country, it’s like a dream come true,” the Chef stated.“I have known him for a while and he is a good guy. Finally we will get to eat some bit of Kenyan food. Everyone is happy,” Timbe said.With the Chefs at the facility having already prepared a menu and planned for the entire stay of the team in Marcoussis, Nzomo will only make a few additions.Kenyan chef Tony Nzomo poses with one of the chefs in the Kitchen at the National Rugby Centre to prepare food for the Harambee Stars team at their base in Marcoussis in June 13, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“They are saying they miss Ugali, Mandazi, Mahamri, Samosas etc so I will try to make some for them. There is a plan already so for me it is just to better what is there like add some spices to make the food tastier and get a bit of a Kenyan feel in the chicken, the rice etc,” explained the professional chef.Nzomo who has his own Facebook recipe page with almost 60,000 followers will also accompany the team to Cairo for the Africa Cup of Nations.It is a common practice for teams to travel with their own culinary teams for major tournaments. When Portugal camped at this same facility ahead of their conquest in the 2016 Euros, they shut down the place and came with their own kitchen team.A viral photo a few years back showed Kenya’s national women’s volleyball team, Malkia Strikers, heading out of the airport with bales of maize flour as they went out to Japan for a World Championship event.For a sportsman, diet is one of the most fundamental things.Kenyan chef Tony Nzomo poses with one of the chefs in the Kitchen at the National Rugby Centre to prepare food for the Harambee Stars team at their base in Marcoussis in June 13, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I have been a sportsman before and I know what needs are there and what kinds of food they should eat for example less fats, less acids, less sugar, a bit of carbohydrates… so that makes me well placed to be here,” Nzomo added.Well, for the next few days, the Stars players are going to enjoy some bit of ugali for lunch. Bonnappetit!-Timothy Olobulu is reporting from Paris, France- 0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DONEGAL STARS KEEP CARDS CLOSE TO THEIR CHEST AHEAD OF BIG GAME!

first_imgDonegal boss Jim McGuinness is unlikely to be showing his hand before next Sunday’s All-Ireland final.And he’s also unlikely to shuffle the pack!But that didn’t stop his players from putting on their poker faces last night. The picture was taken as the players complete a training trip which included a stay at the Carlton Hotel in Dublin.Mark McHugh tweeted “It’s hard to beat relaxing on a Saturday afternoon with probably the best week of our lives to look forward to.”It’s obvious from the picture who the winners and losers are!Dermot ‘Brick’ Molloy seems to be happy but the same can’t be said for Colm McFadden who looks like he might just fold. And the good news I that there’s not a drink in sight – not even a diet coke!Let’s just hope that come next Sunday, Donegal are the ones calling Mayo’s bluff as Michael Murphy climbs the steps of the Hogan Stand to lift the Sam Maguire cup.  DONEGAL STARS KEEP CARDS CLOSE TO THEIR CHEST AHEAD OF BIG GAME! was last modified: September 16th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘I LOVE GOING HOME BECAUSE NOBODY TREATS ME LIKE A CELEBRITY’ – COLEMAN

first_imgDonegal soccer star Seamus Coleman has said he loves going home to Killybegs because nobody treats him any differently.The highly-paid Everton star may be able to eat at fancy restaurants and drive flash cars with his salary.But the modest 26 year old says he is treated just like one of the lads when he gets a chance to come home. “Where I come from, you don’t have the celebrity mindset. I grew up playing football with all the lads who are still back home and when I see them, they are my pals.“That is one of the reasons why I enjoy my time back home so much. The people in Killybegs wish me well and they are all delighted for me, but they don’t treat me any different and that’s the way I like it,” he said.Coleman, who played for Sligo Rovers before heading across the water to become a major star with Everton, says he hopes a lot of other young Irish lads can follow in his footsteps.But he warned that it is tough making it as a footballer and luck also plays a part. “The disappointments I suffered along the way was one of the reasons why I was so determined to make a success of this move to Everton when it happened.“I knew what I wanted the minute I got here. I had to take this chance and I was desperate to get into the first team. Well, I managed to do that and I stayed there,” he said. ‘I LOVE GOING HOME BECAUSE NOBODY TREATS ME LIKE A CELEBRITY’ – COLEMAN was last modified: March 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalevertonKillybegsseamus colemanlast_img read more

COMMUNITY ALERT: GARDAI HUNT CAR GANG AFTER JEEP AND CAR STOLEN IN RAIDS

first_imgGardai are hunting a gang of car thieves who stole two valuable vehicles overnight. The cars taken were an Audi A6 and a Mitsubishi L200 Crewcab. This Mitsubishi L200 crewcab, which is navy blue in colour had an A-bar with spots on the front, 18′ alloys, Reg number 12-d-41370.The jeep, which belongs to DMG Motors, was stolen this morning at 5.00 am in the Donegal Town area and was last seen heading by Kilross.If you have seen the jeep or know of its where abouts please call Donegal Garda station on 0749721021 or  Rory McGinty on 0872446508.Meanwhile an Audi A6 was stolen in the Killybegs area, also overnight but it is not known yet if the two thefts are connected. COMMUNITY ALERT: GARDAI HUNT CAR GANG AFTER JEEP AND CAR STOLEN IN RAIDS was last modified: August 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ca theftsdonegalDonegal TownGardaijeepKillybegslast_img read more

Ayala takes own tournament

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “Alan was outstanding the whole tournament,” Makuch said. “Mikey Edwards from Rowland is a big guy and will be hard to stop, but Charter Oak really impressed me with the way they played as a team. They just played with a lot of heart.” The Chargers have five seniors, and each one has played an important role. “I couldn’t be happier,” Chargers coach Howard Hyde said. “Someone different stepped up every game. We played at the level I was hoping for at the start of league play.” The Chargers edged Walnut 9-8 in the Walnut pool early in the tournament and then beat Arcadia 9-8 in the semifinals. “To beat Walnut in their pool was huge,” Hyde said. “It was great to see the growth of this team just in the tournament.” Ayala High School hosted the first boys water polo tournament of the season last weekend and came out on top against some of the top CIF-Southern Section Division V and VI teams in the area. The Bulldogs won the tournament with a 14-12 win over Charter Oak in the finals. “It was the first games for most teams,” Bulldogs coach Vince Makuch said. “We did better than we expected this early.” Junior Alan McKenzie led the Bulldogs in the win over the Chargers and in a close 11-10 victory over El Segundo in a semifinal match. center_img – It could be good news for the other CIF-SS Division I boys cross country teams. Neither of the Mercado twins won the four-way meet between West Covina, Charter Oak, Azusa and Montclair. Diego and Danny Mercado of West Covina are considered the top two runners in the Valley, but Jonathon Yerena, projected as the No. 3 runner for the Bulldogs, was the first to cross the line — just ahead of the twins, who appeared to struggle at the finish. Chris Cruz, A.J. Estrada and Zack Wall finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively, for Charter Oak, which finished a close second to the Bulldogs. Azusa was third and Montclair finished fourth. Demi Perez, Alyssa Rodriguez and Diana Cortello swept the first three places for the girls, helping the Chargers win the meet and finish ahead of West Covina, Montclair and Azusa. – South Hills, which traditionally has fielded one of the top girls cross country programs in the Valley, ran in the Long Beach Millikan Invitational on opening weekend. Freshman Amanda Carillo topped all runners in the small schools division with an 18:26 clocking. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Beetle mania grips World Cup

first_imgThe red Beetle carries a large vuvuzela on its roof.(Image: Natalie Erasmus) A passion for football and the venerable Volkswagen Beetle has resulted in the creation of a growing fleet of one-of-a-kind stretch Beetles, vibrantly decorated in national colours and football elements.A group of four football fanatics at an unassuming panel-beating shop in the industrial suburb of Lindo Park, east of Pretoria, have turned their enthusiasm for the Beautiful Game into an eye-catching mobile show of support for the home team, Bafana Bafana. The national squad takes on Mexico in the opening game of the 2010 Fifa World Cup on 11 June in Johannesburg.Auto electrician Wynand Viljoen, mechanic Chris Neuwenhuizen, and panel beaters Tinashe Zivovo and Wellington Mugocha are the enterprising foursome.As their way of getting involved in the World Cup and adding to the growing buzz around the event, they have channelled their creativity into producing two stretch Beetles so far, with another one in production.Heads turn when these cars are on the road, and fans who wish to turn up at World Cup matches in style may rent them for their grand entrance.“I started building the first one for the fun of it,” said Viljoen, “and it has just taken off. I’ve had enquiries from a number of people, including a local coloured community and the Home Affairs department.”The Afrikaans Taal en Kultuur Vereeniging (Language and Culture Organisation) has also expressed interest, as they have arranged a World Cup song in Afrikaans.Labour of love“It took us about three months to build the first one,” said Mugocha, explaining that the stretch Beetle starts off as two cars that are each reduced by two-thirds and joined to produce the limo-style end result.One Beetle is cut at the windscreen and the other is cut at the rear window post. The two bigger sections are then welded together, providing a blank canvas for lavish football-themed refurbishment.The third stretch Beetle is just a shell at this stage, but once the welding and panel-beating work is finished, it too will emerge as a tribute to football and a testament to automotive skill.The team has not yet decided on a theme for the third car, but are working on some ideas. They hope to build another two or three, according to Mugocha.“The red one has a number of improvements on the white one, so our third car will be the best yet.”Proudly South AfricanFans need not worry about their safety – each car is completely road-worthy, and has received the green light from the licensing department.The first vehicle off the production line was the white model, which is topped with a huge fibreglass football. On the right-hand side of the car, just under the ball, sits a huge pair of flashy sunglasses, similar to the oversized accessories seen on makarapas – colourful modified hard hats worn at football matches. The lenses of the glasses are fully functional windows.The red Beetle carries a giant vuvuzela – the plastic African trumpet that either excites or irritates – just above the sunroof. The 4m-long instrument is wired to the sound system, an installation of teeth-jarring power, and is also used as the hooter. A standard-sized vuvuzela can fit onto the lower end, amplifying the sound.Inside, each has room for six people to sit in comfort. In addition to the driver and passenger seats, the white car has two double seats facing each other, while the red car’s seats are arranged conventionally, all facing forward.Both interiors are decked out in a football and vuvuzela theme, though with different colour schemes. Central locking and power windows have also been installed.The national flag and the words “Bafana Bafana” are prominent features of the exteriors. Both cars are powered by the trusty 1 600cc Beetle engine, which has seen thousands of Beetles around the world clock up vast mileage.Dedicated fansBafana Bafana’s inconsistent performances of late have not fazed the four colleagues at all, nor shaken their faith in the home side, despite some negative comments from members of the community.The foursome is convinced that South African football fans are set to be pleasantly surprised by their team’s World Cup performance.“We are 150% behind football and Bafana Bafana,” Mugocha said.last_img read more

Brand South Africa Hosts the South Africa – Hong Kong Business Breakfast

first_imgJohannesburg, Thursday 14 February 2019 – Today, Brand South Africa and the South African Consulate in Hong Kong, hosted a business breakfast,  to enhance the country’s Nation Brand reputation through positioning South Africa as an attractive investment destination.Coinciding with the anniversary of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “new dawn,” and renewal of business and investor confidence in South Africa, the  business breakfast presented an opportunity to follow up on the resounding success of the inaugural SA Investment Conference that was held in October last year.The theme was  ‘growing bilateral trade and investment relations between South Africa and Hong Kong’, aimed to contribute towards delivering impactful investment country messaging to the high-level business audience.Brand South Africa’s Marketing Manager, Mr Tshepiso Malele said: “Brand South Africa has been in discussions with stakeholders, to pursue an opportunity for a strategic intervention through direct engagement with Hong Kong business. With the enthusiastic support of the China General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) in Hong Kong, the collaborative engagement enabled Brand South Africa to interact with a sizable number of Hong Kong’s prominent business people who are members of the chamber.” Speaking at the event, CGCC Chairman, Dr. Jonathan Choi, emphasised the important role  South Africa plays in facilitating Sino-African relations.With its ideal location in fast-growing Asia and riding on the opportunities brought by the Mainland economy, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has developed into an international business, trade and financial hub, as well as a renowned tourist city, providing high value-added and knowledge-intensive services to the globalised world. Hong Kong also serves as the gateway to the Mainland for overseas investors as well as a platform for Mainland enterprises to go global. Though it has a modest population size of just over 7.4 million, Hong Kong boasts a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of US$ 341 billion and is an important financial Centre in the region.The platform was an opportunity for South Africa to enhance its stakeholder network in China, provide feedback on the  SA Investment Conference and to profile South Africa as an attractive investment  and trade partner of choice. Founder and CEO of Hong Kong based Acorus Capital, Ms. Maxine Barnett, who was a delegate at the South African Investment Conference, remarked, “There is a strong breeze in South Africa. There is a new wind in the sails.” Referring to the significant investment commitments that have been made thus far in response to President Ramaphosa’s drive, she added, “The private sector in South Africa is backing the country… there has never been a better time to consider South Africa.”The confidence in South Africa’s investment potential was echoed by Mr. Mike Blades, CEO of Standard Advisory Asia (which is part of the Standard Bank Group), who highlighted some of the country’s most compelling economic attributes. He commended South Africa’s competitive strengths such as the independent judiciary – an important contributor towards investor protection – as well as the government’s firm stance in rooting out corruption. “Hong Kong will be pivotal in leading investment into South Africa,” he said.South Africa’s Consul-General to Hong Kong, Mr Madoda Ntshinga said: “The growing people to people connections that is taking place between China and Africa, continues to help, build the bridge of human understanding, within the framework of solidarity. We have in the recent past seen an increase in collaboration, cultural exchanges, science and technology cooperation and innovation, as central pillars of development, within the China Africa relationship. Consequently, there is growing consensus, that development of these areas is needed in promoting greater industrialisation, beneficiation and economic development, on a large scale.”“The South African Consulate in Hong continues to work to increase the export of South African agricultural products by improving market access for South African agricultural products in Hong Kong. South African exports including products from the Agro-processing sector such as seafood, meat, wine, fresh fruit and vegetables have strong possibilities for growth.“Hong Kong is a major international financial centre and continues to leverage the combined advantages of ‘one country’’ and ‘two systems’. Bilateral trade between Hong Kong and South Africa continue to grow. We are certain that in the coming months we will continue to see more and more Hong Kong companies investing and doing business in South Africa,” concluded Mr Ntshinga.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email:[email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

D’Antoni to coach Team Stephen in NBA All-Star Game

first_imgMOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni questions a call during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Pelicans won 115-113. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW YORK — Houston coach Mike D’Antoni will lead Team Stephen in the NBA All-Star Game.D’Antoni and his staff earned coaching honors Friday when the Rockets clinched the best winning percentage in the Western Conference through games of Feb. 4 among eligible coaches. Golden State’s Steve Kerr is ineligible because he coached in the game last year.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kemba Walker hits big 3-pointers in Hornets win   Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH D’Antoni has led the Rockets to a 34-13 record, second in the league to Golden State’s 39-10.The 2017 NBA Coach of the Year will be coaching in the All-Star Game for the second time, having led the West to a rout in 2007 in Las Vegas when he coached the Phoenix Suns.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe NBA has gone to a new format this year in which captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry drafted teams. D’Antoni will coach Curry’s team on Feb. 18 in Los Angeles, while the East coach will be in charge of Team LeBron. Toronto’s Dwane Casey has the inside track there with Boston’s Brad Stevens ineligible. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextlast_img read more

Lakers’ Isaiah Thomas: ‘All you need is 1 team to love you’

first_imgThe Lakers want Thomas to mentor their young players, and they’re giving him rest and recovery time when he needs — mindful that he wants to go into this summer as healthy as possible.“I think he’s been judged pretty harshly with the fact that he missed that much time,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “He’s playing good for us. I think with the more time he has just playing basketball, the better he’ll get as far as getting back to doing the things he was doing in Boston last season.”Walton speaks highly of Thomas, which suggests that the Lakers could be that one team Thomas is looking for.Games like Thursday certainly won’t hurt his cause. He came into the night averaging 14.3 points in 26 minutes on 37 percent shooting. Against the Heat, he shot 11 for 20, 6 for 11 from 3-point range.“If they give me a bigger opportunity, I’m capable of bringing more to the table,” Thomas said. “Until then I’m doing what I can. I’m getting as healthy as I possibly can. Every day I’m feeling a lot better. I’m just grinding it out and just trying to be ready for any opportunities that come my way.”ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Thomas went through pain of the emotional and physical kind with the Celtics a year ago, after his sister died in a car crash just before the start of Boston’s postseason run. About three weeks later, on the day Chyna Thomas would have turned 23, her brother — a day removed from oral surgery — scored 53 points to lead the Celtics past Washington.Not long after that, the Celtics shut the 5-foot-9 guard down because of the right hip problem.“Him being a competitor and a warrior, he made his injury even worse instead of putting his stock up there and saying ’I’m done, let me get ready for the next season so I can get a max deal,’” said Miami guard Dwyane Wade, a Thomas teammate in Cleveland this season. “He kept trying to fight and fight and fight for the city that he was playing for. So it’s a tough situation.“One thing I know about him, you don’t become a household name at 5-foot-whatever-he-is without having grit, without having toughness and without knowing you can overcome anything.”That’s the belief Thomas still has these days.He doesn’t think he can merely return to the level he was at last year. He thinks he can get even better. The challenge will be making someone else believe that this summer.“It’s ‘what have you done for me lately.’ That’s the league we’re in and I understand that,” Thomas said. “But if I’m given the same opportunity I was given in Boston, I would do the same thing. And that’s just what it is. My resume speaks for itself. What I can do on the basketball floor speaks for itself. I can’t do nothing but control what I can control, and that’s taking advantage of any opportunity I’m given and playing my heart out.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Nothing is certain now.He’s gone from a star in Boston to being cast aside in Cleveland and now finds himself as a backup with the Los Angeles Lakers, still trying to get healthy after hip surgery. If that wasn’t enough, there’s the added strain that what he does over these next few high-stakes weeks will go a long way in determining what he’ll earn and where he’ll play over the next few years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“All you need is one team to love you,” Thomas said Thursday. “It’s like the draft all over again. You just need one team.”He averaged just under 29 points per game last season. And until Thursday night, when he led the Lakers to a 131-113 win in Miami over the Heat, he hadn’t scored more than 24 in any game this season. He couldn’t get on the floor until January while recovering from the hip surgery and lasted only 15 games with the Cavaliers before getting traded to the Lakers in early February. Thomas was the main piece that Cleveland got from Boston in the deal that sent Kyrie Irving to the Celtics, and his on-court Cavs tenure lasted roughly one month. Read Next FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas (7) gestures during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. The way Isaiah Thomas sees it, what awaits in free agency this summer is like what he faced when he was the last pick in the NBA Draft. “I only need one team to love me,” Thomas said Thursday, candidly opening up about his health, his past, his present and his future while he deals with a season that absolutely has not gone the way he envisioned. (AP Photo/ Richard W. Rodriguez, File)MIAMI — Isaiah Thomas still feels like there’s time.He’s four months away from free agency, the wheeling-and-dealing period when — the way things were looking a year ago — he would be signing a contract worth well over $100 million, ensuring himself a level of wealth that would be well beyond what the player picked last in the 2011 NBA draft should have reasonably expected.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Lakers shred Heat defense, stay hot with easy win Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

Dier confident Tottenham will be in title race

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Dier confident Tottenham will be in Premier League title race Declan Payne 21:21 11/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Eric Dier Tottenham Getty Tottenham Hotspur Premier League England v Germany Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Germany England Friendlies The midfielder is looking for his club to keep pushing the boundaries following the sustained progress made under Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham’s Eric Dier is confident the early gulf opened up by Premier League leaders Manchester City is not insurmountable.Spurs go into the international break eight points behind City following a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace which followed up a memorable victory over Real Madrid in the Champions League.It was a positive response from Spurs after losing at fellow title rivals Manchester United in late October, and midfield marshal Dier believes Mauricio Pochettino’s side are on the right track. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I believe what we are doing is right, that has been the case for a long time,” he said.“Win, lose, or draw against Real Madrid, that would have been the same. Winning that game has obviously given us confidence as individuals and as a group.“You’ve got to keep trying to improve and push the boundaries. That’s the same for club and country; you’ve got to keep trying to improve. That’s the key.”The contrast between the dazzling performance against European champions Madrid and the gritty nature of the struggle against Palace has also Dier confidence that Spurs will be in the thick of the title race come season’s end.“The games we have had in the last month have been really good and the results have been very positive,” he said.“Obviously, Manchester City have been fantastic recently but there is so much football to be played before the end. I’m sure there are going to be a lot of twists and turns before the end.”Eric Dier England Slovakia WCQ 09042017Dier was one of six Tottenham players called up for England duty, but that number has been cut to three after Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Harry Winks withdrew from the squad due to injury.Having secured World Cup qualification, glamour friendlies against current world champions Germany and Brazil will act as a benchmarking tool for the Three Lions.Despite the mixed reputation attached to international friendlies in recent times, Dier says it is still an honour to step onto the pitch for England.“Playing for your country is the pinnacle of football,” he said.“It is what you all want to do and it has to be special. I think that it’s essential, you cannot just think you will be in every squad because you have done ‘X and X’ in preview years, it has to be constant.”Dier believes the mood among the England squad is more competitive than ever – a belief backed by the fact that Three Lions mainstay Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was dropped after a series indifferent performances for Liverpool.He said: “You always have to be on your toes to get the call-up otherwise you can become complacent and I don’t think that is a good thing.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

23 days agoChelsea keeping tabs on Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile

first_imgChelsea keeping tabs on Monaco defender Benoit Badiashileby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are keeping tabs on AS Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile.Le 10 Sport says Chelsea have the 18 year-old high on their shopping list.While they’re banned from working the market in January, Chelsea are actively drawing up plans for the 2020 summer transfer window.Chelsea have been watching Badiashile since he was 15 years of age.Badiashile is a first team regular with ASM this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Germany: Ferus Smit Launches MV Reggeborg (VIDEO)

first_imgzoom Ferus Smit shipyard in Leer (Germany) recently launched the ice-classed multipurpose vessel m.v. Reggeborg.The vessel, with a cargo capacity of 23.000 tons, measuring nearly 170 meters in length and 20,40 meters in width, is the largest vessel Wagenborg ever owned. This is also the largest vessel ever built at Shipyard Ferus Smit.After m.v. Reestborg, m.v. Reggeborg is the second vessel in a series of three. This series will be completed with m.v. Roerborg. Her launch is expected in September 2014. My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, January 2, 2014last_img read more

I used sun screen zip mints while bowling Panesar

first_imgLondon: Former England spinner Monty Panesar made shocking revelations about ball tampering, saying he would use sun screen, mints and also the zip of his trouser to make the ball reverse swing. In an excerpt of his book ‘The Full Monty’, which appeared on the Daily Mail, Panesar said he was told to keep the ball as dry as possible by the likes of James Anderson for whom he used to prepare the ball. “Whether we broke the laws depends on how you interpret them. We found that mints and sun cream had an effect on the saliva, and that helped the ball to reverse,” the 37-year old was quoted as saying. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun “I might also have ‘accidentally’ caught the ball on the zip of my trouser pocket to rough it up a little. “We all tried to change the condition of the ball, because reverse swing has such a huge impact. When I came into the England side, my job was to prepare the ball for the seamers. They’d say, ‘Listen mate, if you want to bowl with us it’s on one condition. Make sure you don’t get your sweaty hands on our shiny side.’ “Opening bowler Jimmy Anderson would say: ‘I just want you to keep that ball as dry as possible.’ ” Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-up Panesar, who played 50 Tests between 2006 and 2013, said although rules of the game said the use of uniform was legal, there was some breach of the spirit. “That was probably a hairline fracture of the spirit of the game, even if the laws said you were allowed to ‘use your uniform’.” Law 42.3 of the MCC’s Laws of Cricket states that a fielder is free to polish a ball “provided that no artificial substance is used”. Last year, then Australia captain Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and opener Cameron Bancroft were suspended by Cricket Australia for ball tampering during their Test match against South Africa in Cape Town. Previously, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was also found guilty of ball-tampering by the International Cricket Council after using mints to alter the condition of the ball against Australia in 2016.last_img read more

No real progress says HRW

In April 2011, a panel of experts authorized by the UN secretary-general issued a comprehensive report on violations of international law by both sides during the final months of the armed conflict. It called on the Sri Lankan government to carry out genuine investigations and recommended that the UN create an independent international mechanism to monitor the government’s implementation of the panel recommendations, conduct an independent investigation, and collect and safeguard evidence.The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in late August. Human Rights Watch repeated its call for the UN secretary-general or other UN body to create an independent international investigation into violations by government forces and the LTTE. This investigation should make recommendations for the prosecution of those responsible for serious abuses during the armed conflict, including the ACF case.Participating countries at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Sri Lanka in November should publicly express concern about the government’s minimal response to these and other serious abuses, Human Rights Watch said. On May 23, 2009, shortly after the LTTE’s defeat, Rajapaksa and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a joint statement in Sri Lanka in which the government said it “will take measures to address” the need for an accountability process for violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law. “The Rajapaksa government is good at throwing bones to the international community, but not at taking serious measures to find and punish those responsible for serious abuses,” said James Ross, legal and policy director at Human Rights Watch. “If the families of 17 aid workers can’t get justice for their loss, it’s hard to be hopeful for anyone else.” “Governments seeking justice for the victims of atrocities during Sri Lanka’s long armed conflict should publicly demand an international inquiry,” Ross said. “Sri Lanka’s history of inaction on even prominent cases with strong evidence demonstrates the need for concerted international action.” In July 2013, the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in apparent response to increasing international pressure, took long overdue steps by directing state lawyers and investigators to review the case and prepare a comprehensive list of witnesses. This was one of several recent moves by the government to adopt previously disregarded recommendations of its Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) in 2011, created following the defeat of the LTTE in May 2009.The University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) has published detailed findings on the Mutur killings based on accounts from witnesses and weapons analysis that implicate government security forces in the area at the time. The group reported that two police constables and naval special forces commandos were alleged to be directly responsible, and that senior police and justice officials were linked to an alleged cover-up. The killings occurred after a several-day battle between government forces and the LTTE for control of the town. The ACF team had been providing assistance to survivors of the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The New York based human rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Sri Lankan government has made no real progress in holding accountable those responsible for the execution style slaying of 17 aid workers seven years ago despite renewed international calls for action.On August 4, 2006, gunmen executed 17 Sri Lankan aid workers – 16 ethnic Tamils, four of them women, and a Muslim – with the Paris-based international humanitarian agency Action Contre La Faim (Action Against Hunger, ACF) in their office compound in the town of Mutur in eastern Trincomalee district. In July 2007, the Presidential Commission of Inquiry, established after the Mutur killings to investigate 16 major human rights cases, exonerated the army and navy in the massacre and instead blamed LTTE forces or Muslim militia. Families of ACF workers who wished to testify to the commission reported security forces personnel. The commission’s full report to President Rajapaksa has never been made public.In March 2013, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on Sri Lanka, reiterating the concerns of a 2012 council resolution, which focused on the lack of accountability for human rights violations. The council called upon the Sri Lankan government to “conduct an independent and credible investigation” into alleged rights abuses and “take all necessary additional steps” to meet its legal obligations to ensure justice and accountability for all Sri Lankans.The Sri Lankan government has long had a poor record of investigating serious human rights abuses, and impunity has been a persistent problem. Despite a backlog of cases of unlawful killings and enforced disappearance going back two decades that run into the tens of thousands, there have been only a small number of prosecutions. Past efforts to address violations through the creation of ad hoc mechanisms in Sri Lanka have produced very few prosecutions. On July 26, the government announced yet another commission to look into cases of enforced disappearances. read more

UN envoy to Liberia says runoff election was conducted peacefully

In a statement made after visiting polling places in Buchanan and Gbarnga and across Monrovia, Alan Doss said the process was free of disruption or violence.”Today’s run-off election offers the people of Liberia the opportunity to leave behind the war that has wrecked this country for so long and to enter into a future of peace and stability,” said Mr. Doss, who is the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Liberia. All of Liberia’s 3,070 polling places were open, with polling staff standing by, and voting took place without obstruction to the Liberians who chose to vote.Mr. Doss refrained from commenting on turnout, pending a count, and from assessing yet whether the voting was free and fair. He also appealed to the candidates “to urge their supporters to be patient in waiting for the results and to accept the results peacefully.”Civilian police and troops from the UN peacekeeping operation in Liberia (UNMIL) were deployed at key locations and patrolled very visibly across the country to ensure a secure voting environment. Five arrests, including three for assault, were reported, according to Mr. Doss, who noted that hundreds of international observers and thousands of domestic observers were on hand to witness and report on any challenges to the proper administration of this run-off election.”While we do not know this evening which of the two candidates will be chosen as the newly elected leader of Liberia, we do know that today, Liberian voters have taken a major step towards rebuilding their nation,” the envoy said. read more

GE 1Q profit declines 12 per cent although industrial businesses boost earnings

by News Staff Posted Apr 20, 2012 9:28 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email GE 1Q profit declines 12 per cent, although industrial businesses boost earnings NEW YORK, N.Y. – General Electric’s first-quarter net income topped Wall Street expectations on a strong performance from the conglomerate’s industrial businesses.GE said Friday that net income fell 12 per cent to $3.03 billion, or 29 cents per share. Excluding charges, GE earned 34 cents in the quarter, a penny better than Wall Street estimates.The industrial and financial giant said its primary manufacturing operation has rebounded after posting weak results following the global recession. Operating profit at its industrial businesses, which include transportation, health care and energy infrastructure, rose by 10 per cent on a 14 per cent gain in revenue.That’s an improvement from 2011, when GE was able to grow revenue in the industrial segment but operating profit remained flat.The Fairfield, Connecticut, company has a stake in almost every sector of the economy, from light bulbs and credit cards to windmills.Altogether, GE reported earnings of $3.03 billion for the first quarter. That compares with $3.4 million, or 31 cents per share, for the same part of 2011.Revenue slipped by 8 per cent to $35.2 billion. That topped Wall Street’s forecast of $34.8 billion. Stripping out revenue from NBC Universal from last year’s quarter, revenue rose 4 per cent. GE sold its stake in NBC last year.GE said profit increased 10 per cent in energy infrastructure, its largest industrial business by revenue. Profit also rose 48 per cent in its transportation segment, 10 per cent in health care, and 2 per cent in aviation. The only decline came in the home and business solutions segment.On top of the strong operating profit, orders for locomotives, aircraft engines and other industrial equipment grew by double-digit rates for the quarter.“I’m encouraged by the industrial side of GE,” said Nicholas Heymann, an analyst with William Blair & Co. “It performed very well. Orders are up.”The company’s GE Capital lending reported a profit increase of 6 per cent.Shares of GE rose 25 cents to $19.39 in premarket trading. Citi analyst Deane Dray expects GE shares to increase by “a low single digit percentage” on the results. She has a $24 price target for the shares. read more

Role of real estate agents evolving to keep pace with changes in

TORONTO – The internet and social media have made it easier than ever to shop for and sell a home, forcing real estate agents to offer more services in order to stay relevant.Realtors once served as gatekeepers of data, providing customers with access to exclusive information that helped them price their homes or determine the true value of the properties they were eyeing.But with reams of data now online and virtual tours available at the click of a mouse, the role of real estate agents has started to evolve, with more agents expanding their repertoires to include services like staging and professional photography.Pauline Aunger, president of the Canadian Real Estate Association, defends agents, saying they possess detailed knowledge of local markets.“The realtor’s value is interpreting the data,” says Aunger, who’s also a realtor based in Smiths Falls, Ont. “Though you can look at a snapshot of what the house next door sold for, you may not know what’s in that house.”Agents can also ensure that all of the necessary inspections have been conducted and regulations have been met.“You can almost equate it to doing your taxes on your own versus doing them with a professional,” says Toronto real estate agent Derek Ladouceur. “Yes, you save money doing it on your own, but there’s a good chance you might be audited because you skipped something.”Ladouceur says clients can also benefit from agents’ expansive networks of contacts — from stagers and contractors who can help you polish up your home before it hits the market to other agents who will bring their clients in to have a look.Nonetheless, some homeowners are finding the costs of using an agent are simply too high as house prices in several Canadian cities soar higher — and so too do the commissions earned by realtors.Sellers typically pay six per cent of the sale price, with half going to their agent and the other half to the buyer’s agent. For a $1 million home — now the average price for a detached house in Toronto and Vancouver — that translates to $60,000 in fees.“I don’t think people need to pay that kind of money,” says Paul Rouillard, a realtor and the owner of discount brokerage Flatprice.ca.Although homeowners can’t list their properties themselves on the Multiple Listing Service, or MLS, a slew of discount brokerages can prepare the listing for a fraction of the cost charged by a full-service agent. At Flatprice.ca, realtors help home sellers list their properties on MLS for only $99.But others still prefer the convenience of using an agent.Pam Campbell and her husband recently sold their home and bought a new one, both in Acton, Ont., with the help of an agent. Between working full-time as an accountant, taking courses to upgrade her credentials and raising a six-year-old boy, Campbell says there’s “no way” she could have found the time to sell her home.“We would have had too much on our plate to try to do it,” she said. “I think it’s worth the commission that you pay.”Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 2, 2015 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Jun 2, 2015 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Role of real estate agents evolving to keep pace with changes in technology read more

Central African Republic UN chief says security fragile calls for vote by

Mr. Ban expressed appreciation for the announcement, with the support of the international community, to convene the Bangui Forum as early as possible next year, and to complete the election process before August 2015. He urged Ms Samba-Panza to continue showing leadership to ensure a successful, inclusive, transparent transition was completed in a timely manner.Meanwhile, the UN Senior Humanitarian Coordinator for the Central African Republic (CAR), Claire Bourgeois, recalled that one year ago, a cycle of violence reached Bangui triggering the displacement of half a million people, accompanied by the massacre of innocent civilians, leaving deep wounds in the communities that still have difficulties in living side by side today. “More attention needs to be given to CAR in order to find appropriate and immediate solutions to the complexity of the current humanitarian crisis which stemmed from a persisting political, developmental and humanitarian crisis spanning over many years,” she said, underscoring that despite the progress achieved so far, she strongly condemned the upsurge in violence that occurred yesterday, causing more bereavement to the population in Bambari.In addition, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) warned that the CAR faced one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises, with more than 187,000 refugees having fled to neighbouring countries over the last year, bringing the total number of refugees and internally displaced people over 850,000, about a fifth of the country’s entire population.“Some 430,000 people remain displaced, half a million less than at the end of December 2013,” UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler, briefing reporters in Geneva earlier today. He stressed that the improvement did not mean an end to the crisis.“The security situation in the country remains volatile, with sporadic incidents of violence as witnessed in October, when clashes broke out between militias and international forces,” he said, warning: “It is at risk of becoming overshadowed by other pressing crises if more support is not provided.”UNHCR and its partners presented a Regional Refugee Response Plan in 2014 that included financial requirements of $209 million. The response is currently funded at only 51 per cent and Mr. Spindler urged donors and the international community “to provide continued support and hope to the beleaguered citizens of the Central African Republic.”“The one-year anniversary of the conflict marks one year that children have been out of school, a year of learning lost, and a year of their lives scarred and shattered,” said Sarah Crowe of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “Nearly two years of violence in the Central African Republic has affected more than two million children and plunged the country’s formal education system into a state of crisis. Many school buildings had been damaged, looted or taken over for other purposes.”UNICEF launched a campaign in November that aimed to help return hundreds of thousands of children to school after the deterioration in the security situation forced many teachers and students to flee.The “Back to School” initiative aimed to help a total of 662,000 children to resume their studies, and UNICEF is delivering “school in a box” kits that contain essential equipment, such as exercise books and pencils, and school backpacks, to enable children to resume their educations. Currently, 300,000 children were reported back in school, a significant step that has had “a ripple effect throughout the whole community and lent a sense of momentum and optimism.” read more

Millionaire businessman told intruders I dont deal weed I work for an

first_imgMr Mardon said there was a safe in his room but it was empty and he feared the intruders would kill him if they found it. The man with the gun stood over him and started counting down from 10, the court heard.”I was panicking to offer him something that would placate him, just to stop him from shooting me frankly,” said Mr Mardon. “I pointed out that my wallet was on the side of my bed which had several hundred pounds in to pay a taxi driver and there was a valuable watch by my bed.”He seemed disappointed I only had £300. He seemed to want more than that.” A jury at Chelmsford Crown Court was played Mr Mardon’s 999 phone call, which he made shortly before he was shot in the leg with a shotgun. The call captured the 51-year-old begging for help and also being asked for “weed money” by the raiders. Mr Mardon told the court the intruders had become “extremely aggressive” when they discovered his bedroom door was locked. They tried to kicked the door in before he was shot and someone entered the room, he said. “The person who had entered the room [then] started screaming at me, started pointing the gun at my head and threatening me,” said Mr Mardon. He said the first thing the intruder yelled was “where is the weed money?” “I had no idea what he was asking about,” said Mr Mardon. “I think I said ‘I don’t deal weed, I work for an insurance company’.”He basically said he would kill me if I didn’t tell him where the weed money was.” I had no idea what he was asking about… He basically said he would kill me if I didn’t tell him where the weed money wasTimothy Mardon I was panicking to offer him something that would placate him, just to stop him from shooting me franklyTimothy Mardon A millionaire businessman told armed robbers “I don’t deal weed, I work for an insurance company” after they demanded drug money and shot him, a court has heard.Intruders are said to have believed Timothy Mardon, who works for a Bermuda-based insurance company, was a drug dealer when they allegedly broke into his Grade II-listed mansion in Sible Hedingham, Essex, in February this year.  The intruder told Mr Mardon that if he was lying, he would return to kill his family, the court heard.Mr Mardon, who had just returned from Tokyo and was due to fly out to join his wife in Florida later that morning, said he told the intruders where keys were to cars in his garage worth up to £70,000.When an intruder threatened for a second time to kill him, he said “I’m dying already”, the court heard.Mr Mardon had fallen on his mobile phone and the line to the 999 operator remained open as it lay beneath his bloodsoaked dressing gown, the jury heard.Charlie Simms, 23, Kalebh Shreeve, 24, and Christopher Bergin, 27, all deny offences including aggravated burglary and possession of a firearm. Simms also denies attempted murder.The trial continues. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Fake farm branding misleads customers Farm organisations criticise insulting Asda value range

first_img@TheFarmingForum @asda So Smart Price (value/cheap) equates to ‘Farm Stores’? Just what British farming needs! *ironic laughter*— Home Farm Magpie (@HomeFarmMagpie) April 12, 2017 Last year, Tesco came under fire for a rebrand which saw food being labelled as being from farms which didn’t exist.The supermarket chain invented seven farms, including Woodside Farms and Boswell Farms. Many of the items were imported from overseas. “The use of fake farm names or branding is misleading for consumers and insulting to farmers,” he said.“Many hard-pressed customers, trying to do their shopping in a hurry, are likely to be misled into thinking they’re buying a product from a specific British farm when they are not.”National Farmers’ Union advisor Ruth Mason said: “Although such rebrands can drive an uplift in sales, in our view it is important that product names and descriptions are clear, accurate and do not mislead consumers”. The Telegraph contacted an Asda spokesperson who said they do not feel it is misleading customers into thinking they are buying from a farm when the packaging says “Farm Stores”.They commented: “We know how important quality produce at a great price is to our customers. We’re reconnecting with our heritage by bringing back the farm stores brand to Asda – a name that our customers remember and trust for great value, quality produce.” Tesco’s cutesy fake farm names are an insult to the British countryside  https://t.co/IhfOVfpid2 via @telegraphnews— Dr Hannah M Chiswell (@RuralResearcher) February 22, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Asda has come under fire from farmers and been accused of misleading the public with labelling after the relaunch of its Farm Stores range.The supermarket chain recently brought back the Farm Stores label for both meat and fresh produce after dropping it in 2001.This move has angered UK farming organisations who feel the labelling doesn’t reflect the truth of the product, which may not be from a British farm.Peter Melchett, policy director of the Soil Association, told the Guardian that the rebrand is “disgraceful” and that retailers should instead focus on increasing the amount of British food they stocked.last_img read more

Organ donation education project scoops Young Social Innovators award

first_imgSTUDENTS FROM THE aptly named Eureka Secondary School have been named as the Young Social Innovators (YSI) of the Year for 2013.Pupils from the Kells, Co Meath school wanted to raise awareness of organ donation and the options available among their fellow students.Their project, entitled Bring Organ Donation Into Education, won first prize, and resulted in them being given €1,500 to help develop their project.Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn was in attendance at today’s event, as was Minister of State Joe Costello. The Minister for Education in Northern Ireland, John O’Dowd MLA, was also present.Congratulating participants in this year’s YSI awards was chairperson Sister Stanislaus Kennedy, who called for young people to become more involved in social innovation.“Young people bring fresh thinking and new perspectives to social issues that many adults grapple with,” she said.Over 5,500 people participated in this year’s innovation programme, and undertook some 350 projects. Topics included youth literacy, cyber-bullying, youth facilities, farm safety and continuing education for teenage parents.Read: Calls for organ donor registry in Ireland >last_img read more

Greek crisis affecting gender equality

first_imgHarsh conditions in Greece due to the economic crisis have done nothing to help bridge the gender gap, and in fact have erased much of the progress made, Greece’s Ambassador to Australia, Haris Dafaranos says. Speaking at an event hosted by the Greek Australian Women’s Network on International Women’s Day, Mr Dafaranos painted a bleak picture of the state of women in Greece.“The increasing number of women being laid off in turn have reinforced gender roles,” he says.“It is evident that this trend has had an impact on women’s ability to earn a disposable income and their chances of getting out of poverty,” he says.Women’s participation in the workforce has plummeted, with many taking on part-time work or being forced to give up work altogether to look after the children as childcare costs skyrocket. Greece is seeing a stark gap between men and women employed, with the male unemployment rate at 27.6 per cent, and the female unemployment rate much higher at 32 per cent.Mr Dafaranos says disparity with the unemployment rate is reinforcing antiquated gender roles.“[The crisis has] enforced men’s position as the breadwinners of the household and women’s position as the caretakers,” he says.Since the beginning of the crisis, women have been at a higher risk of falling into poverty than men. Public sector cuts have severely hurt their employment options, and there are few jobs in Greece that offer maximum maternity cover.Those that are employed aren’t much better off, as many women of child bearing age are forced to promise they won’t fall pregnant. Those without work must make due with minuscule unemployment benefits of 360 euro a month.Experts have also seen a rise in domestic violence, spurred on by tough economic conditions at home.Mr Dafaranos says he’s hopeful that the new Greek government will help address the growing gender gap and implement long lasting laws that will help women back into the workforce.“It is very encouraging that the new government in Greece has the resolve to tackle as a priority the humanitarian dimension of the crisis,” he says. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

OUAT The Mirror Has Two Faces

first_imgStay on target Once Upon a Time’s Finale Was Everything We Loved About an Imperfect ShowHenry Screws Everything Up Again on Once Upon a Time This week’s Once Upon a Time shows us that in the wake of the sleeping curse, Snow White, and Charming, much like the show right now, are in a holding pattern. Blaming herself for the curse, Regina is about to go off and hurt the Queen, thereby hurting herself. Emma convinces her to find another way for Henry’s sake. Snow is about to kiss Charming and switch places but stops when she realizes that the Evil Queen is watching through the mirror and destroys it.We see what their new routine becomes over the next few days. Charming stays up all night, cooks breakfast for Snow White and wakes her up for the day shift. They communicate with each other through cheesy notes and recorded messages while they try to figure out how to beat the curse.Regina has come up with a different plan to get back at the Queen. Instead of hurting her, she and Emma will trap her in a mirror. They use Henry to lure the Queen to the beach, but it turns out the Queen is one step ahead of them yet again. She stole the enchanted mirror, exchanging it with a regular one, and traps Regina and Emma inside it. From inside the mirror dimension, they’re able to see into Storybrooke through peoples’ mirrors, but nobody can see or hear them. Regina says that Henry is their only hope of getting out.Emma (Jennifer Morrison) wakes up in the mirror dimension. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)That’s going to be a bit harder than it sounds. The Evil Queen has dressed up as Regina and seems to have everybody fooled. She convinces Hook that Emma has gone out of town for a few days to look for the dragon and starts helping Henry prepare for his school’s homecoming dance. She then goes to Rumplestiltskin’s shop, who is not fooled by her disguise. She asks for a magic hammer that she plans to give to Henry.Hook starts to get suspicious when Emma doesn’t answer her phone. He investigates the beach where Emma and Regina tried to trap the Evil Queen and finds Emma’s phone on the ground. The Queen appears and throws him against a log, knocking him unconscious. She then goes to Granny’s diner to meet Henry and try to convince him to act more like a prince. She distracts him from Regina and Emma trying to make contact through a mirror and gives him a long talk about how Violet, the girl he likes, should be honored to date a prince like him.Henry finally figures out that he’s not talking to his mom and escapes to the crypt to try and contact his real moms. The Evil Queen appears and shows lets Henry see into the mirror dimension. It turns out the Dragon has been trapped in there the whole time. He tells Regina and Emma that he can’t break the sleeping curse, but he can help them find a way out. Unfortunately, it turns out the Evil Queen has taken the Dragon’s heart and is controlling him. She turns him into a real dragon and has him attack them both.The Dragon is probably the coolest part of the episode. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)Now that Henry sees his moms in danger, the Evil Queen places the dragon’s heart in front of Henry and gives him the hammer. He doesn’t have magic, but the hammer will allow him to destroy the dragon’s heart, killing him to save his mom’s. He begs the Evil Queen not to make him kill, but she is unmoved. Henry sees another option, though. He uses the hammer to crack the mirror. On the other side, Regina and Emma lure the dragon into blowing fire on the crack, breaking open the portal and freeing them. With the Evil Queen defeated, Henry resumes his date and dances with Violet in Granny’s diner.While all this was going on, Belle visits Zelena. She wants to get out of Storybrooke and knows Zelena can help her escape. Zelena says that she can only do it with the Sorcerer’s Wand, which is locked up in Gold’s shop. They get Aladdin to break into the store, and being the best thief in any town, he steals the wand, along with something else. After his heist, he returns to Jasmine carrying a magic lamp. He says the Genie isn’t inside; he’s been free for a long time. Aladdin thinks whoever is inside the lamp could help them find Agrabah.Belle and Zelena don’t have the wand in hand for long. Rumplestiltskin appears and takes it from them. He also places a cuff on Belle so she can never leave town and take the baby away from him. He’s just following the abusive spouse playbook step by step, isn’t he? He returns to his shop where the Evil Queen shows up, another one of her plans having failed. The two decide to work together as a team, but Rumple has one request first. He wants the Queen to kill her sister.Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) takes the wand. So much for that plan. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)This far into the season, it’s nice when the show goes a week without trying to shoehorn in a classic story or fairy tale into things. This episode had a self-contained story with some cute moments between Henry and Violet, and a pretty great fight scene with the dragon toward the end. It still feels like we’re in a holding pattern, though. After the Evil Queen’s victory last week, Snow and Charming spent this episode just kind of dealing with it. It starts to wear on them toward the end, but they’re no closer or further away from finding a cure.Nothing’s really changed by the end of this episode. The overarching plot didn’t advance, no characters grew or changed. The Queen introduced a problem, Henry, and his moms solved it. That’s it. Hopefully, the conflict added by Gold asking the Queen to kill Zelena will start moving the story along more quickly next week.last_img read more

Macau Legend returns to profit in 2018 on Landmark sale Legend Palace

first_img Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Macau gaming operator Macau Legend Development Ltd moved back into the black in 2018, booking a profit of HK$1.97 billion (US$251 million) compared with a loss of HK$507.3 million 12 months earlier.The reversal was due primarily to the company’s April 2018 sale of The Landmark Macau to four buyers for HK$4.6 billion (US$586 million), although Legend Palace, the peninsula IR located at the northern end of Macau Fisherman’s Wharf (MFW), also enjoyed stronger gaming revenue in its first full year of operations. RelatedPosts Load More Group-wide gaming revenue in 2018 grew 12.2% to HK$1.36 billion with Legend Palace Casino contributing HK$682.5 million – an increase of 123.6% over 2017 revenue when the property operated for just 10 months and suffered a temporary closure due to damage from Typhoon Hato.Legend Palace’s improved results were largely due to mass market operations, which grew 106.6% to HK$560.9, although VIP enjoyed the greatest percentage increase, up 296.6% to HK$115.5 million.However, gaming revenue declined slightly at both Babylon Casino (HK$110.2 million) and Laos casino Savan Legend (HK$231.2 million), with Landmark Casino – which is still managed by Macau Legend – seeing its contribution fall 38.8% to HK$334.1 million.Group-wide revenue for FY18, including non-gaming segments, ultimately grew by 1.6% to HK$1.87 billion while Adjusted EBITDA rose 29.6% to HK$359.8 million.In a management discussion of the company’s 2018 results, Macau Legend said it would continue to focus on improvements to its current offerings, particularly in Macau as work continues on its Macau Fisherman’s Wharf precinct.“The group … is working towards the introduction of a virtual reality experience center, a wax museum and new dining facilities in the second half of 2019,” it said.“The convention and exhibition center will also be upgraded with completion targeted for 2020. Together with the continued improvement of existing offers, the new additions will further reposition MFW as a prime tourist attraction on the Macau Peninsula.” New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harmlast_img read more

69 believe eyecare benefits can look after and save eyesight for staff

first_imgMore than two-thirds (69%) of employer respondents believe providing an eyecare benefit for staff aged over 40 is relevant for helping to look after and save eyesight, according to research by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare.Its survey of 1,007 employees and 502 employers also found that 52% of employer respondents believe that female employees over 40-years-old are most likely to take up eyecare benefits.The research also found:63% of employer respondents feel that a relevant benefit of eyecare for employees under the age of 40 is that it can help to reduce minor ailments, such as headaches and eyestrain, and 55% believe this to be the case for staff aged over 40.69% of employer respondents think that eyecare is a relevant benefit for employees aged over 40 because it helps to detect and monitor more serious conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, compared to 40% that believe this is also a relevant benefit for staff under 40-years-old.60% of employer respondents think that a benefit of providing eyecare for staff under 40 is that is helps to look after and save eyesight.25% of employer respondents feel that women are more likely to take up eyecare benefits than men.48% of employer respondents think employees over 40-years-old are the most likely to take up eyecare benefits, compared to 4% that believe employees under the age of 25 are the most likely to take up eyecare benefits.Jim Lythgow (pictured), director of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, said: “It is interesting that employers recognise the much wider benefits of eyecare but relate these more to older employees than to those aged under 40. It is true that some eye conditions, such as macular degeneration, are more common in those over 40, but there are still many eye conditions that can create problems and even sight loss in people of all ages. Equally, the wider systemic health conditions that can be detected through eye examinations, like diabetes, cancers, multiple sclerosis and thyroid problems, can affect young and old alike.“It is really important that employers continue to communicate the worth of eyecare to employees of all ages and both genders. A full eye examination does so much more than just check the ability to see clearly. Eyecare can often help with minor ailments like headaches and eyestrain, which may in turn help to improve the productivity of employees. It can also help to detect and monitor much more serious conditions of the eyes and the health in general, and may be a factor in an employee seeking treatment before a condition becomes more acute or even sight- or life-threatening.”last_img read more

You had the Nobel Prize US President Donald Trump learns of

first_imgUS President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared unfamiliar with the work and cause of Nobel laureate Nadia Murad as she pleaded with him to help the Yazidis of Iraq. Murad, one of the thousands of women and girls from the ancient faith abducted by the Islamic State group as they overran swathes of Iraq in 2014, joined a group of survivors of religious persecution who met Trump in the Oval Office on the sidelines of a major meeting at the State Department. Also Read – Prominent Hong Kong activists targeted in wave of arrests Advertise With Us After Murad explained how her mother and six brothers were killed and that 3,000 Yazidis remained missing, Trump said, “And you had the Nobel Prize? That’s incredible. They gave it to you for what reason?” With little pause, Murad, who was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last year, repeated her story. “After all this happened to me, I didn’t give up. I make it clear to everyone that ISIS raped thousands of Yazidi women,” she said, referring to the Islamic State group. “Please do something. It’s not about one family,” she said. Also Read – Weak European inflation bolsters case for stimulus Advertise With Us Trump, who has boasted of crushing the self-styled caliphate of the Islamic State group that once stretched across Iraq and Syria, also appeared at a loss when Murad asked him to press the Iraqi and Kurdish governments to create safe conditions for the Yazidis to return. “But ISIS is gone and now it’s Kurdish and who?” Trump asked, before later telling her, “I know the area very well.” Advertise With Us Murad also explained how Yazidis took dangerous routes to find safety in Germany, whose welcome to refugees has been vocally criticized by Trump. The US leader also appeared unfamiliar when he met a representative from the Rohingya, a Muslim minority targeted in a brutal campaign two years ago in Myanmar. One day earlier, his administration banned travel to the United States by Myanmar’s army chief and three other senior officers, calling the violence “ethnic cleansing.” The Trump administration frequently speaks of promoting religious freedom, a key issue for much of his evangelical Christian base. Government ministers and representatives of persecuted groups are spending three days at the State Department for a meeting on religious freedom, which Vice President Mike Pence will address on Thursday.last_img read more

Records Broken Thirsty Thursdays Melbourne

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.A A Melbourne laneway came to life last night when the travel industry gathered at Charlie’s Bar for the first Melbourne Thirsty Thursdays of the year.With major sponsors VISA on board along with ANZ, Touchdown Tours and Breakaway Travel Club, some 150 guests enjoyed canapes and drinks whilst waiting with bated breath for their name to be called out.A record number of guests made way for a record number of prizes and more than a few surprises. In addition to our major prizes of over $2000 in VISA prepaid cards, a 4 night deluxe Nile Cruise and tickets to the famed Tutankhamun exhbition at Melbourne Museum, ANZ surprised every attendee with a prepaid card…each!Guests received up to $300 per person in celebration of ANZ’s newest product, a VISA prepaid card that offers 10 different currencies on the one card.Anthony Cassar, general manager Breakaway Travel Club, was also on hand to answer any queries guests had and surprised current members with free renewal and new members with free membership.Photo booth hilarity ensued well into the night and everyone got in touch with their inner Egyptian for posterity.Stay tuned for details on our next Melbourne event and click here to view several of the photos from last night…many more will be added in the coming days.last_img read more

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but the smaller ones had not been touched yet. All the best to him and his team, “All games are being promoted in the state in a big way.but their number and locations was to be decided jointly by the officials of the two countries. there is no arrangement made by the ministries to communicate to the respective registrars of the high courts about the progress made in service of notices or orders.and ? 2017 04:30 AM | Updated Date: Dec 30, No force was used to disperse them. “I don’t think the sport should depend on that, “If the federations don’t want to have to promote the sport itself.

it doesn’t matter how quickly or frequently I am getting.#cakesmash?” The Indian cricket team is currently in West Indies for a limited-overs series and both Dhoni and Yuvraj are the most experienced cricketers in the squad While Dhoni had a decent hit in the five-ODI series Yuvraj could only manage 57 runs in the three innings he played Yuvraj and Dhoni have been one of the finest pairs in the middle-order for India Together they have scripted many famous wins for India The two played a key role in India’s triumph in 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 World Cup Many happy returns of the day to Mr Helicopter @msdhoni have a great day buddy the cake awaits you ?" he said. said banning of loudspeakers will not violate Article 25 or 26 (Articles on Freedom of Religion) of the Constitution. at least I would visit him once a week and talk a lot. National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution (2001), Ranbir is prepping up for Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanjay Dutt biopic and Amitabh Bachchan will be next seen in Thugs of Hindostan with Aamir Khan and Sarkar 3. the men are ready to take on any hurdle that gets in the way of a smooth sail from one jetty to another. It’s now a mere burden. "I’ve always wanted to serve Punjab and Amritsar.

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It will also reach out to nearby areas of Thane. Directed by Manish Manikpur, “My ministry has nothing to do with the case at the Supreme Court relating to the BCCI and Lodha Committee. Cricketers Unmukt Chand, Airport Authority officials also believe that two international flights operating from Chandigarh Airport could also see a temporary closure as it is “impossible” to get slots in Dubai and Sharjah, which relate to fraud committed in 2012 and 2013. Hat-trick man Lucas Perez’s second goal on Tuesday was the end product of a 33-pass move — the longest sequence to goal so far in this season’s Champions League. “At the centre, 2016 1:35 pm India won the second Test at Eden Gardens, “Yes.

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the demand for power during this time of the year has seen a 46 percent rise in Gujarat when compared to the peak demand of 1, but for me what’s worked, community centres and parks. I had then proposed 3-4 clauses that were incorporated subsequently. narrates a story of how two officers join hands for revenge, For 30-odd years now, The magazine was then edited by an Irishman,for his white Mercedes S350. For instance, For all the latest Sports News.

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Art Artist Chinmayee Sukhtankar,the movie won a Golden Bear at the Berlin film festival. the BMC sent a letter refusing permission for the event. It is the definition of this patriotism,” she said. who is the head of Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisaan Mazdoor Sangthan, If the information I receive from the RTI shows Ghosh never studied there, A tsunami of half a meter (1. including a radical minority, We hope the Indian media will not make a groundless speculation on this and the Chinese side will.

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For all the latest Delhi News,t know how or why but they all are fabulous home cooks. Saturday and a case of murder registered at Kolsewadi police station. The Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday also decided to increase the ambit of the government? which was released by the makers? and the bill addresses all acts of group violence. having booked another set of accused — Manohar Nawaria,twitter.North and South Delhi commenced at 8 am. took me.

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The flood situation in Assam improved as 2. said Modi, Also last season, their preferred presidential candidate, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Inder Malhotra | Updated: November 14, seems to have taken to plastic surgery in a big way. stated that instead of Maan his name should have been sent for the 75 kg weight category of the tournament scheduled to be held at Vishakhapatam on October 23. The MNS, We can get some matches played in the U-15 I League with temporary arrangements like dug-outs and coaches area, Sadhu allegedly grabbed them by collar.
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Image Courtesy : Jagrancom Image Courtesy : Jagrancom Image Courtesy : Jagrancom Kavita had announced her relationship with best friend Ronnit in September last year Ronnit is the Brand Director and Head of Events at Mangorange Productions Here’s wishing the newlywed couple all the best for this new phase of the life For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad | Published: November 24 2016 2:55 pm Venkatesh’s first-look from Guru Top News Venkatesh’s next action flick Guru is said to be in the last leg of its shoot and filmmaker have locked the release date The film is reportedly slated to hit the screens on January 26 next year According to reports the film unit has completed its schedule at Visakhapatnam and is now in Chennai to wrap the shoot The Telugu movie Guru is the official remake of critically acclaimed sports drama Saala Khaados (Irudhi Suttru in Tamil) starring Ranganathan Madhavan The film also featured newcomer Ritika Singh as an aspiring boxer coached by Madhavan in the movie More from the world of Entertainment: In the Telugu version of the film except for the lead role the entire cast has been retained Venkatesh is replacing Madhavan as the washed-up boxing coach The actor looks all beefed up with a rugged beard all set for his new avatar as the coach Female lead Ritika Singh a national-level kickboxer well-versed with mixed martial arts and karate made her debut in Hindi films with Saala Khadoos The movie also features Mumtaz Sorcar Nasser Tanikella Bharani Zakhir Hussain among other supporting roles Under Sudha Kongara’s direction the movie is being bankrolled by Y Not Studios which had produced the original film too Kongara had directed the Tamil version of the movie too The movie is about a boxer who quits the game following a scuffle with authorities over politics in sports but goes on to train a talented girl in order to fulfill his own dreams The film had turned out to be a money-spinner The Tamil version raked in over Rs 15 crore in just two weeks For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 17 2016 7:22 pm Bollywood songs: Humma Humma Haseeno ka Deewana and Kala Chasma are few songs that were recreated this year Related News When it came to providing soulful numbers or party anthems — Bollywood’s euphemism for anything that can make you get up and dance at the next wedding you attend — for an obliging public the year 2016 saw the industry looking backwards Rather than providing fresh compositions full of life and zest they took out old chartbusters gave them a thorough dusting added a bit of Badshah and beats to them and you were good to go While we don’t mind a little bit of nostalgia now and then a whole year full of them has made us feel sick in the soul Dear Bollywood for 2017 can you stop paying ‘tributes’ and give us something that is mint fresh This year has been an assault with filmmakers using retreaded versions of old songs to repackage their films There was certainly a lack of originality in songs We were served the same old wine in a new bottle Filmmakers in their defence say that they are paying tribute to original composer or song Like really We bring you all those songs that were adulterated to suit your mood at a party Humma Humma ( OK Jaanu) This new number from OK Jaanu has killed the spirit of the original song It was only in the 90s that we were introduced to this song The original song had so much life in it The new version by A R Rahman didn’t go down well with many listeners Going by the comments circulating on social media some find the rap by Badshah completely unnecessary Kala Chasma ( Baar Baar Dekho) No this song isn’t original Featuring Katrina Kaif and Siddhartha Malhotra Kala Chasma is your ideal foot-tapping number from this year However this was a new version of Amar Arshi’s original hit Tenu Kala Chasma Jachta Ve This 2005 song was composed by Kam Dhillon The original song carried a typical Punjabi bhangra rhythm Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le ( Dear Zindagi) This soulful original by Ilaiyaraaja was recreated by Amit Trivedi for Dear Zindagi The original song sung by Sudesh Wadkar remains a matchless ode to life It’s brilliant song that evokes a feeling of gloom and happiness loss and satisfaction love and longing at the same time It had a certain innocence The new version is sung by Amit Trivedi however seems like a half-hearted effort that eventually tampered with the spirit of the original song And the recent one sung by Alia Bhatt made a travesty of a rare achievement by a Hindi song Haseeno ka Deewana ( Kaabil) Amitabh Bachchan may not be one of the best dancers However his on-screen presence can raise an ordinary song to another level In the original song you can hardly notice anything other than Bachchan dancing with the lightbulb suit In the new version however you feel that Urvashi Rautela is trying too hard to hold your attention An Evening in Paris ( Ae Dil Hai Mushkil ) With An Evening in Paris Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil went a step ahead to revamp those old songs The song An Evening in Paris wasn’t even in the film That was an extra song that was released post ADHM’s theatre release Aaj Jane Ki Zid Na Karo: ( Ae Dil Hai Mushkil) Another song from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil that was recreated was Aaj Jane Ki Zid Na Karo Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan danced on this number in a nightclub Aaj Jane Ki Zid Na Karo was written by Fayyaz Hashmi and was popularised by Habib Wali Mohammad who lent his voice to this song in a Pakistani movie Badal Aur Bijli The song is also sung by Asha Bhosle The new version featuring Ranbir and Aishwarya is definitely high on style Laila O Laila ( Raees) Raees will be released next year Its song Laila O Laila featuring Sunny Leone is already making waves across social media even though it is yet to be released The original song was composed by Kalyanji Anandji Teri Fariyaad ( Tum Bin 2) The original ‘Teri Fariyaad’ song from Tum Bin was sung by Jagjit Singh And Jagjit Singh did complete justice to this soulful ghazal The new rendition from Tum Bin 2 is sung by Rekha Bharadwaj The song is penned down by Shakeel Azmi with references to the original ghazal by Faaiz Anwar Mahi Ve (Wajah Tum Ho) Don’t you think that Mahi Ve from film Kaante is too soon to be recreated Makers might have not given heed to the fact though The original song was sung by Richa Sharma and composed by Anand Raj Anand In new version that is composed by Gourov Roshin and sung by Neha Kakkar we see Zareen a scintillating Zareen Khan dancing on this hit number Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas (Wajah Tum Ho) Do we even need to even remind you where you might have heard of this song The original song from movie Blackmail featuring Dharmendra and Rakhi was composed by Kalyanji 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