Apax’s bid for Smiths is too little too late

first_img Monday 17 January 2011 8:57 pm Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com TOO little, too late. That is the upshot of Apax’s £2.45bn bid for Smiths’ medical division, which sent the firm’s share price up by 7.72 to £13.81 yesterday. Too little because although the offer – almost half of Smiths’ market cap – seems high, it does not account for the huge break-up premium a buyer would have to pay. The medical business accounted for around 35 per cent of operating profit last year and 31 per cent of Smiths’ £2.8bn sales. So on the face of it, Apax is offering a hefty mark-up.But without medical, Smiths faces an uncertain future. Unless management were to pursue an all-or-nothing break-up strategy and find buyers for its four remaining divisions, the rest of the group could be downgraded. It is far from guaranteed that the remaining four businesses could find buyers willing to pay anything near the mark-up being offered by Apax.Paradoxically, the amount that Apax is willing to pay only serves to illustrate that Smiths can’t afford to let medical go unless it gets an offer it can’t refuse (likely north of the £3bn mark). Too late because chief executive Philip Bowman has already started to turn the division around. When he joined Smiths in 2008, the medical arm would have been the last one expected to attract a bid. It was plagued by supply chain and IT problems and was spending too much time on low-margin business.Bowman has made big changes. The firm no longer makes diabetes pumps, for example, having accepted that Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson had already cornered the market. This decision, and others like it, allowed it to concentrate on more profitable work. Margins at the medical business now stand at around 22 per cent – a decade-long high. As a private equity firm, Apax needs to squeeze more value from the business before selling to an end buyer. But with the turnaround plan in full swing, it is unclear how it would do so. There are no similar medical businesses in the Apax stable that would allow it to make significant synergies, for instance. That suggests it would pursue an injudicious round of cost cutting followed by a quick sale. Management can get more for shareholders by completing the turnaround plan and eventually selling to a medical consumables manufacturer like Baxter, Becton Dickinson or Covidien. Investors can make more in the long run by cutting out the middle man. Apax’s bid for Smiths is too little too late Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

New Hampshire sports bill returns to Senate for chamber approval

first_img Email Address New Hampshire sports bill returns to Senate for chamber approval AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter New Hampshire has taken a step closer to legalising sports wagering after a bill was passed back to the Senate for a final chamber reading.HB480, which sets out plans to regulate sports betting in-person, online and via mobile in New Hampshire, has been granted an ‘ought to pass with amendment’ recommendation by the Senate Finance Committee.The bill will now return to the Senate for further discussion and, if approved, will then go back to the House for concurrence with any changes. Should this process run smoothly, the bill would progress forward to be signed into law by Governor Chris Sununu.The latest amendment to the bill focuses primarily on the issue of mobile betting in New Hampshire – which has a population of 1.36m – including clarification of a proposed rule for a maximum of five mobile operators in the state.Operators that secure a licence would need to run age verification software to ensure that only players over the age of 18 could access services. Geolocation software should also be in place to limit mobile betting to anywhere from inside the state’s boundaries.The New Hampshire Lottery Commission would either independently or through an agent provide wager limits for daily, weekly and monthly amounts “consistent with the best practices in addressing problem gambling” for mobile betting.The amendment also outlines how the Commission would only select operators for sportsbooks that could demonstrate their bids would provide the highest percentage of revenue for the state.While other measures remain largely unchanged, the bill does not yet clarify how much licences will cost in New Hampshire, nor the level of tax operators will face in the state.Should the bill progress and be signed into the law by Governor Sununu, the first legal sports bets in New Hampshire could be placed on or around July 1, 2020.While HB480 has been edging forward in the legislative process, New Hampshire has also been continuing a campaign against the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the revision of its 2011 ruling on the Wire Act.In January, the DOJ revised its 2011 ruling on the Wire Act to state that the law’s prohibition applies to all forms of gambling and not just sports betting. However, the DOJ in April said that this revised stance does not address the legality of interstate and online lotteries.The April filing came in response to a legal challenge from New Hampshire over the revised opinion, and NeoPollard has now made a further filing on the matter in New Hampshire District Court.Earlier this month, NeoPollard Interactive, the vendor for the New Hampshire Lottery, also hit out at the DoJ over its uncertainty as to whether the Wire Act applies to interstate and online lotteries, calling for the “charade to end”.Image: Hollis1138 New Hampshire has taken a step closer to legalising sports wagering after a bill was passed back to the Senate for a final chamber reading. HB480 sets out plans to legalise sports betting in-person, online and via mobile. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Legal & compliance Regions: US New Hampshire 23rd May 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Draft order calls for Bruno to be suspended from ministry…

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 24, 2017 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno spent nearly seven hours March 29 and 30 talking to the Hearing Panel considering the disciplinary action against him. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] The hearing panel considering disciplinary action against Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno has drafted an order calling for his suspension from ordained ministry for three years because of misconduct.The five-member panel concluded in a 4-1 decision that “the scope and severity of Bishop Bruno’s misconduct … have unjustly and unnecessarily disturbed the ministry of a mission of the Church.”The 91-page draft order specifically rejects calls for Bruno to be deposed, or removed, from ordained ministry. It says that during the three-year suspension Bruno could not exercise any authority over “the real or personal property or temporal affairs of the Church.” A three-year suspension would take Bruno beyond his mandatory retirement date in November 2018, when he turns 72.The draft order, which is not final, also urges the diocese to let the members of St. James the Great return to their Newport Beach, California, building.Bruno locked out the congregation nearly two years ago after the members objected to his unsuccessful 2015 attempt to sell the St. James property to a condominium developer for $15 million in cash. The congregation has been worshipping in a meeting room at the Newport Beach City Hall. Its canonical status with the diocese is in limbo.The attempted sale occurred less than 18 months after Bruno reopened St. James in late 2013, after recovering the property via a lawsuit prompted by a split in the congregation. Three other congregations in the diocese also split in disputes about the Episcopal Church’s full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the life of the church.The subsequent effort to sell St. James to a developer prompted congregation members to bring misconduct allegations against Bruno, claiming he violated Episcopal Church law. A hearing on those allegations was held in March.Bruno continued to try to sell the property even after that hearing. Those efforts, which the bishop tried to conceal, earned him a rebuke from the hearing panel in June. The panel said Bruno had to stop trying to sell the property during the disciplinary process. If he did try, or succeeded, before the panel decided the original case against him, that behavior would be “disruptive, dilatory and otherwise contrary to the integrity of this proceeding,” the panel said at the time. The same is true of his failure to give the panel the information it asked for about the accusations, the notice said. Such behavior violates the portion of canon law that governs the behavior of clerics who face disciplinary actions (Canon IV.13.9(a) page 151 here).A few days later, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry partially restricted Bruno’s ministry, specifically his ability to sell the church property.Bruno’s appeal of the panel’s sanctions failed.Acknowledging its inability to assess whether St. James could have survived had it been able to stay in its building, the hearing panel says in the draft order that “there is ample evidence of its viability and promise to convince the hearing panel that St. James the Great was robbed of a reasonable chance to succeed as a sustainable community of faith.” The congregation, the order says, “is a casualty of Bishop Bruno’s misconduct.”Calling it “a matter of justice,” the panel recommends that the diocese immediately suspend its efforts to sell the St. James property, that it restore the congregation and vicar to the church building and that it reassign St. James the Great the appropriate mission status.The draft order says that although Canon IV.14.6 would allow the panel to act to help St. James the Great, it declines to do so. “Title IV disciplinary actions are not designed to address the complexities of the specific diocesan property issues that are before it,” the order says. “The hearing panel believes that bishops do and should have authority over mission property and that standing committee review and approval is a crucial part of the fabric and polity of the Church.”The draft also says that the panel members believe the Diocese of Los Angeles has work to do to reach the goals of justice, healing, restitution and reconciliation upon which the Title IV disciplinary process is based. “The hearing panel is convinced that the Diocese of Los Angeles, particularly its Standing Committee with the supportive leadership of its newly ordained coadjutor, must consciously choose to take part in a process of self-examination and truth telling around these unfortunate and tragic events,” the order says.Without that work, the panel says, those goals will not be achieved “from the outside by force of canon.”The draft order meticulously recounts the testimony and evidence the panel reviewed. It essentially upholds the St. James complainants’ allegations that Bruno violated church canons because he:failed to get the consent of the diocesan standing committee before entering into a contract to sell the property;misrepresented his intention for the property to the members, the clergy and the local community at large;misrepresented that St. James the Great was not a sustainable congregation;misrepresented that the Rev. Cindy Evans Voorhees, St. James’ vicar, had resigned;misrepresented to some St. James members that he would lease the property back to them for a number of months and that the diocese would financially aid the church; andengaged in conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy by “misleading and deceiving” the clergy and people of St. James, as well as the local community, about his plans for the property and for taking possession of the property and locking out the congregation.Diocese of Southern Virginia Bishop Herman Hollerith IV is president of the hearing panel considering the case against Bruno. The panel, appointed by the Disciplinary Board for Bishops from among its members, includes Rhode Island Bishop Nicholas Knisely, North Dakota Bishop Michael Smith, the Rev. Erik Larsen of Rhode Island and Deborah Stokes of Southern Ohio.Smith dissented from the draft order. He said none of the parties should have taken their disputes to the secular courts, including the one with the members of the four split congregations. He cited 1 Corinthians 6:1,7-8 admonishing Christians against filing lawsuits. Smith also said that property disputes should not be adjudicated in the Episcopal Church’s disciplinary process.And he suggested that St. James was too focused on a particular piece of property. “In this season of the Church’s life, many congregations are learning to become communities of faith outside ‘the four walls of the church building,’” he wrote.The hearing panel did not publically release its draft order. It apparently gave the draft to the complainants and the presiding bishop for comment. Title IV.14.7 (page 153 here) calls for those parties “to be heard on the proposed terms of the order.” Comments to the hearing panel are due by July 26.Bruno is not allowed to comment on the draft to the hearing panel. The diocese released a statement July 21 saying in part that no one from the diocese would make any public statement on the draft, “continuing their commitment to respect the integrity of the Title IV process, a priority that Bishop Bruno has upheld through the duration of the two-year proceedings.”Neva Rae Fox, Episcopal Church public affairs officer, said the church would not comment while the Title IV process continues.Roger Bloom, a communications consultant working for St. James, released the draft late July 21, reportedly after consulting a lawyer who told him Episcopal Church canons did not prevent its release.Forty days after the final order is issued, the Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick, president of the Disciplinary Board for Bishops, has 20 days to sentence Bruno. He can appeal that sentence and, if he does, the sentence is not imposed while the appeal proceeds. Meanwhile, however, the draft order is clear that Curry’s partial restriction on Bruno remains in force.Bruno turns 72, the Episcopal Church’s mandatory retirement age, in late 2018. His successor, Bishop Coadjutor John Taylor, was ordained and consecrated July 8 in Los Angeles.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is senior editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Dan Eberly says: Bruno Hearing, Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Lisa Fox says: Tony Oberdorfer says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Elaine Snider says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA July 26, 2017 at 9:41 am ….”After a financially crippling protracted legal fight”….. And who exactly is responsible for that legal fight? This is called the chickens coming home to roost. If the Episcopal Diocese of LA had acted in a different spirit and not been so greedy, we wouldn’t be in this situation. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Steve Catanich says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI July 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm Reading Erica Hahn’s commentary just a few minutes ago, I think Bishop Bruno did the best he could in a tough situation. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Peter Easton says: July 25, 2017 at 11:21 am A very BIG reason I am no longer an Episcopalian and sought ordination elsewhere is the inordinate priority the Episcopal Church gives to money and power. The Bruno case is a prime example of this, where, rather than provide maximum effort and resources to help a community of the Kingdom of God succeed in building up that Kingdom, approached the situation solely from a business standpoint. In the Great Commission, God did not call Christians to establish a financially successful church. Rather, we are to go out and spread the Kingdom far and wide. The Diocese of Los Angeles, through the sales of other property that did not involve displacing a congregation, recovered all or nearly all of what it spent on the property recovery litigation (which in an of itself was a mistake – as progressive as I am, and very opposed to that for which ACNA stands, those congregations should have been permitted to go their own way in peace with their buildings). The people of Saint James have poured their hearts, souls, and resources into their community. For Bruno to take their building away from behind their back was an unconscionable abuse of power. The issue the panel decided was not whether Bruno had a right to sell the property, but should have done so. The answer is clearly NO. No bishop, or anyone else in power, should be able to exercise their authority free from review without checks and balances. And the Standing Committee failed, too. They were so mesmerized by Bruno’s charisma that they failed to exercise independent judgment, as well as failing to ascertain the “sensus fidelium” of their Diocese as a whole, and take that into account in their decision making. To allow the personality of a leader, however strong, to take the place of wise and considered decision-making, stands the very doctrine of God on its head: do we allow clergy (or anyone) to be God for us instead of God? Rector Collierville, TN July 25, 2017 at 1:32 pm If a man is good all his life and then shoots and kills someone, do we only look at the good he did? Bruno is guilty and should also be audited! Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Lloyd Newell says: July 24, 2017 at 9:58 pm Thank you for this report, Mary Frances. It is a time of sadness all around. July 26, 2017 at 8:32 pm Steve:The court ruled in July that the deed restriction was unenforceable. Lawyers for Bishop Bruno had also filed a bogus slander of title cause of action, and the Court awarded the opponents over $100,000 in attorney fees and costs against the Diocese. For two years, St. James has stood vacant with the Diocese responsible for overhead and maintenance costs while the Bishop shopped for buyers.In his appeal briefs filed with the Panel, the Diocese attorneys contended that the Panel had no power or jurisdiction over the Bishop’s discretion to sell the church, and argued that since the Panel had not placed any restrictions on the Bishop’s power to sell the church after the hearing had concluded in March, that the inquiry as to whether he had sold the church after the hearing was without merit and irrelevant. When you anoint a Bishop with dictatorial powers, it should be no surprise when he acts like a dictator and does what he alone believes is best for the Diocese. The findings of the Panel aside, in my opinion, Bishop Bruno is the victim of his own ego, the withering membership and financial drain due to litigation that required the Bishop to look for alternative commercial investments to fund the Church’s political and social justice mission work, and likely due to poor advice from the lawyers for the Diocese who have been paid enormous fees. Bad advice aside, the buck stops with Bishop Bruno who called the shots.This story is not over yet. The sale may have been consummated, and it is just that the deeds are not yet recorded. If so, and the TEC does not purchase the property back from the developer, or the developer does not exercise an option to rescind the purchase, then the loyal congregants of St. James lose their Church. Bishop Bruno quietly resigns into retirement. The financial drain on the Diocese in litigation costs continues. Members of other parish or mission churches no longer trust the Diocese or its Bishops and decline to contribute capital to church improvements. More disgusted members leave the church with their pledge money. Who wins? Maybe just the lawyers. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments are closed. July 25, 2017 at 11:26 am I would urge Ms. Hahn and others to read the draft decision of the Hearing Panel. The panel deals, chapter and verse, with the claims that St. James was costing the diocese a lot of money, that Bishop Bruno had to sell the St. James property to pay for legal fees. Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Peter Easton says: Rector Bath, NC Walter Stahr says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Erica Hahn says: Rev. David Justin Lynch says: Lurline jennings says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Craig Kauffman says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ center_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Property Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York July 24, 2017 at 7:23 pm Hopefully, those who have followed this contest of wills will recall all Bishop Jon has done for thisthe Diocese of Los Angeles. He has been through much and has led us through the riots and all the after affects. Much has been done to realize the motto of this church to become a welcoming church for all people. Sometimes we care too much about what we leave as our legacy. We are sustained knowing that the real judge will resolve all these problems in time and eternity. We can all look back with fondness and our love for what we have been given over these years. We would like to say well done good and faithful servant Bhp. John. Blessings. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Charles Lambert says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET mike geibel says: Comments (18) July 24, 2017 at 5:05 pm God willing, this draft will become final. It has been shocking to read about the actions that Bp. Bruno has taken à and attempted to justify as reasonable and within his authority. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Margaret A Fletcher says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME July 24, 2017 at 7:01 pm Seems to me a moot point. Civil authorities found in favor of +Bruno, and he is retiring next year, suspension will do little. Bishop Michael Smith appears to be on the right page. Prayers for all concerned. Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC July 25, 2017 at 1:43 am The article failed to mention that Bruno apparently tried to sell the property after the disciplinary council met to a second condo developer. The diocese claimed they couldn’t comment on the apparent second proposed sale because of “confidentiality agreements” with the new developer. Bruno is incorrigible!!! Even now it is not known whether the property escrow has closed with this second developer. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL July 24, 2017 at 8:28 pm Well better religious thinkers and movers have spoken. And Ii say I would be in agreement with the draft decision and hope it will be implemented ASAP. The sooner the stage is cleared, the faster the heeling can start. Perhaps some changes need to be made in the dioceses council also. Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 26, 2017 at 9:43 am Indeed. July 24, 2017 at 5:39 pm Bishop Bruno does seem to have acted in an extremely high-handed manner. But no more so than many other fellow bishops whose recent decisions as recounted by Episcopal News Service seem to many of us just as violative of sound Episcopal tradition and good practice. July 26, 2017 at 2:59 am Mwhst I don’t understand is how a title policy could be gotten for St James. The land was a restricted gift, to be used only for a church. If the church had gone under, whoever donsted the land would have gotten it back. Cate McMahon says: Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Albany, NY July 25, 2017 at 7:18 pm The members of Grace Episcopal in Michigan left the EC, not because of the LGBTQ. We left because the Bishop told us the bible is a myth, Christ was just a man, a teacher, not the Son of GOD, he did not rise from the dead. These are just stories to teach us some higher truth. The cover story continually used by the EC about LGBTQ is just False News created to cover the real reason the church spit and is disintegrating. Draft order calls for Bruno to be suspended from ministry for three years Panel also asks Los Angeles to let congregation return to St. James’ building July 24, 2017 at 5:38 pm I consider the decision of this panel a tragedy. Bruno’s conduct was to try to save the finances of the Los Angeles Diocese after a financially crippling protracted legal fight to regain St. James and three other churches taken over by breakaway congregations. The Rev Voorhees recently ordained asked for permission to try to establish a new congregation at St. James. St. James is a large building in a very expensive part of Newport, California. In the next couple of years as a mission church she had built a small congregation which was certainly not able to pay for the church’s operations. Whether it could ever be self sustaining is unclear. There are several other Episcopal Churches in the immediate area and the question has to be asked whether Rev. Voorhees would be able to attract members of those congregations to St. James. (which is also unethical)As to Bruno’s statement that Voorhees had resigned it was based on her message to her congregation after they were evicted that she would not continue with them anymore.In my opinion the order is both unjust to Jon Bruno, and a financial disaster for our Diocese as we now cannot sell the property and will have to continue to support this tiny mission for an indefinite period of time. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ July 25, 2017 at 9:49 am Shows so clearly were the Episcopal vision and heart lie. MONEY! Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Will Smith says: Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID last_img read more

Horizontal House / EASTERN Design Office

first_imgCopyAbout this officeEASTERN Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on March 05, 2010Cite: “Horizontal House / EASTERN Design Office” 05 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave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! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Save this picture!© Koichi Torimura+ 27 Share Japan Year:  Photographs Photographs:  Koichi TorimuraText description provided by the architects. This house does not look like a house. The shape of the house traces the boundary of the village. The village consists of six houses in all. The shape of the village could be done by making it by stone wall in old times. The project site is located on the north edge of the village that is in the prominent place, and makes the face of the village.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThere is a position to observe the village from afar. Our intention is to form scenery from there. The shape to extend naturally the stone wall of old times. The horizontal slit carved there. It becomes familiar with the scenery of the village surprisingly. When you enter the house, you will be surprised at the sequence of the view that the slits cut out and the spaciousness there. Because of the horizontal slits surrounding the whole house there is scenery wherever you see. The horizontal slits that overlap in succession at the up and down are 15 totals and the total length is 115m.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe village in the deep place is seen in the slit in the north. Sequence of the mountain continues far away. Footpath in rice field and the person’s coming and going, which disappear into the mountains. The river is seen in the slit in the east. Children bubble over to catching sweetfish there. The Shinto shrine lurks under a large Japan cedar of 400 years. Tsukiaimichi (a communal alley) can be seen through the slit in the shoji in the south. The roofs of the village and the zelkova big trees overlap in the scenery. A mountain comes in the scenery in succession over that. The shrine where the forest and this village are defended is seen in the slit in the west.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThere is the one “Tsukiaimichi”. Though the road belongs to somebody of the village, everyone of village may freely pass through. The person in the village strolls with their dog on “Tsukiaimichi”, they stand chatting, and take a shortcut. The client gives importance to “Tsukiaimichi”. And he wishes to defend his privacy without closing the view to the outside.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraThe stone wall is extended. Thus the retaining wall is made. It forms “Tsukiaimichi” surrounding the site at the position without the pressure feeling. “Tsukiaimichi” goes up to the courtyard through the retaining wall where the width was narrowed once. The retaining wall lowers gradually and disappears on ground. Then view opens rapidly. But the stone of 170cm height wall is inside to obstruct the view into the house from passersby. And the stone wall 120cm in height appears. Here is the entrance. The shoji where the slit was put so as not to see the inside faces the courtyard. All those become like “Invisible Layers” between “Tsukiaimichi” and the life scene, which makes the ambiguous boundary there.Save this picture!© Koichi TorimuraProject gallerySee allShow lessNoodle Shop / ISSHO ArchitectsArticlesAD Round Up: Libraries Part IIIArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/51497/horizontal-house-eastern-design-office Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/51497/horizontal-house-eastern-design-office Clipboard Architects: EASTERN Design Office Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Horizontal House / EASTERN Design OfficeSave this projectSaveHorizontal House / EASTERN Design Office “COPY” Horizontal House / EASTERN Design Office 2007 CopyHouses•Japan “COPY” Projects ArchDailylast_img read more

House in Colares / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos

first_img Area:  250 m² Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Houses CopyHouses•Sintra, Portugal Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/287351/house-in-colares-frederico-valsassina-arquitectos Clipboard 2004 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/287351/house-in-colares-frederico-valsassina-arquitectos Clipboard Year:  Photographs House in Colares / Frederico Valsassina ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Colares / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos Save this picture!© FG+SG Fernando Guerra, Sérgio Guerra+ 26 Share Year:  Architects: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Projects House in Colares / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeFrederico Valsassina ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSintraHousesPortugalPublished on November 01, 2012Cite: “House in Colares / Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos” 01 Nov 2012. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream photographs:  Patrick MonteiroPhotographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG, Patrick Monteiro, Courtesy of Frederico Valsassina ArquitectosText description provided by the architects. It’s all about a project for a summer home, as a result of an order that from the beginning had precise conditions in terms of program: a big living room, connected to an office area; a service area with space for light meals attached to the kitchen; a private area with two small bedrooms and a suite with an incorporated sauna; a garage with an incorporated workshop space; a swimming pool with a big solarium; well illuminated interior spaces opened over the landscape; Formal soberness and a contained budget were also demanded. Save this picture!© FG+SG Fernando Guerra, Sérgio GuerraRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesThe result is a singular house: a volume of regular appearance and of compact reading, marked by big openings towards south and west e by small openings facing north and east, as a clash between the glass box and the white painted concrete box logic. Taking profit of a slight slope on the west side of the lot, the living room opens over a terrace unlevelled over the swimming pool and the solarium. The split between the living room and the bedrooms is made by a covered exterior space, which could be considered as a patio, near the terrace and in directly linked with the hall. Save this picture!© FG+SG Fernando Guerra, Sérgio GuerraThis house, being clearly contemporaneous in its formal approach, is also an attentive and sensible look over the housing phenomena and over the act of conceiving the domestic space. The final proposal, a permanent mark of a personal territory, appears from the logic refinement of this project. By conjugating program, place and time. Save this picture!© FG+SG Fernando Guerra, Sérgio GuerraThe program, by the clear sense of will, of tastes, of habits and of living experiences revealed by the client. The resulting space adapted to its users and not the other way around. Save this picture!© FG+SG Fernando Guerra, Sérgio GuerraThe place, by understanding the landscape where it is inserted: a few kilometres from the sea, in a dense pine area, spotted by summer houses, (un)lined following twisting paths, where vulgarity prevails alongside a neo-vernacular adherence. In this “locus”, full of tall and slim pine trees, the presence of that house, which shapes, textures and extravagant transparencies are in permanent conflict with the nearby buildings, is a differenced sign, that invents a new place. Save this picture!© FG+SG Fernando Guerra, Sérgio GuerraThe time, by reducing to the minimum the formal e composition elements and used materials. The adoption of a project basis assumedly compromised with the contemporaneous rules. The recurring theme of projection plans and faces is the square, which is shown by the openings’ drawing. The duplication or subdivision of this base module, with no risk of becoming an obsession, is subtly contradicted by a series of project decisions, defining the domestic uses and living experiences. It’s the proper fluidness of space organization that differences the functional sectors and defines the boundaries between private and public “territory” within the house. Doors and corridors, frequently used on domestic architecture to circumscribe movements and conditioning looks, are here replaced by an inverted T-shaped space that is extended over the exterior forming a patio. Save this picture!© Patrick MonteiroThe double axial and convex condition of this space limits circulation between the living rooms and the bedrooms, at the same time, enlarges the visual camps without promoting indiscretions or forcing intimacy. The relations between the physical and visual continuity established between interior and exterior, achieved by the use of big glass windows on the living room and bedrooms’ level, contrast with the intimacy and opacity given to the service area and contribute to the comprehension and clarity of the space logic of this house and of its functionalities.Save this picture!Courtesy of Frederico Valsassina ArquitectosProject gallerySee allShow lessDaegu Gosan Public Library Competition Entry / JBADArticlesSeattle Center HUB (Hybrid Urban Bioscape) Competition Entry / AétrangèreArticles Share 2004 “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

US philanthropist to give $5m to the Royal Shakespeare Company

first_img  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis US philanthropist to give $5m to the Royal Shakespeare Company Howard Lake | 24 September 2007 | News Milwaukee philanthropist Chris Abele is to give $5 million to the Royal Shakespeare Company, according to The Business Journal in Milwaukee. It will be the theatre company’s “largest single donation from an American in its history”.Abele, who is president of the Royal Shakespeare Company America Inc, which raises funds in the USA for the Stratford-upon-Avon-based theatre company.The donation comes in response to the company’s £112.8 million capital appeal for a redeveloped theatre. The international campaign has already secured £100 towards the new 1000-seat thrust stage auditorium, which will make it “the largest thrust stage with a tiered auditorium in the world”. Advertisement The RSC listed Chris Abele as one of the lead contributors to this initial phase of the campaign in April 2007.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Prospect research Research / statistics 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

Justgiving CEO, Zarine Kharas, awarded the RSA’s Albert Medal for ‘democratising fundraising’

Justgiving CEO, Zarine Kharas, awarded the RSA’s Albert Medal for ‘democratising fundraising’  113 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Giving/Philanthropy Justgiving Technology This year, the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), will award the Albert Medal to Zarine Kharas, founder and CEO of Justgiving, for democratising fundraising and technology for charities.Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA said: “In creating Justgiving Zarine Kharas changed the rules of the charity game, bringing web technologies within the reach of every charity in the UK, and making it easier for all of us to support great causes. Hers is an inspiring example of the long-lasting social value that a company can deliver under the right leadership.”Zarine Kharas commented, “I am humbled and honoured to receive the Albert Medal on Justgiving’s behalf. The internet has been, and continues to be, a revolutionary force, and we are proud to have harnessed some of its power for the benefit of charities, especially the smaller ones.” Since early 2001, the site’s 7m users have collected over £400m for 6,700 charities. The company expanded in to the USA in 2003, where it is known as Firstgiving.At a lecture to mark the award on April 22nd, Zarine will argue that companies exist primarily to create social value, not maximise profits for shareholders. In Justgiving’s case, all profits have been re-invested in to the business and investors have yet to make a return.She will also argue that hierarchies and rules get in the way of innovation by holding people and organisations back, rather than keeping them accountable. She will tell how Justgiving is learning to work differently, with people working in teams and managing themselves.Recent recipients of the award include Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 2002 for his outstanding contribution to the World Wide Web and Professor Stephen Hawking in 1999 for making physics more accessible.For more information, contact Jonathan Waddingham at Justgiving on 0207 067 0923 or [email protected] Howard Lake | 9 April 2009 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Study Shows Biocept’s Target Selector™ Detects Mutations in “Quantity Not Sufficient” Specimens in Non-Small…

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Study Shows Biocept’s Target Selector™ Detects Mutations in “Quantity Not Sufficient” Specimens in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Previous articleThe Parent Company Appoints Mike Batesole as Chief Financial OfficerNext articleScott Robinson to Lead Toshiba’s Managed Print Services Digital AIM Web Support Twitter TAGS  Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Future of Holocaust research in Poland hinges on libel case

first_imgLocal News Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Previous articleRetort Packaging Market Procurement Intelligence Report With COVID-19 Impact Analysis | Global Forecasts, 2021-2025Next articleLA Angels acquire veteran OF Dexter Fowler from Cardinals Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two Polish historians are facing a libel trial for a scholarly examination of Polish behavior during World War II, a case whose outcome is expected to determine the fate of independent Holocaust research under Poland’s nationalist government. A verdict is expected in Warsaw’s district court on Feb. 9 in the case against Barbara Engelking, a historian with the Polish Center for Holocaust Research in Warsaw, and Jan Grabowski, a professor of history at the University of Ottawa. It is the first closely watched Holocaust speech case since Poland sought to pass a law in 2018 that would have criminalized the act of falsely blaming Poland for Germany’s Holocaust crimes. Those criminal penalties were dropped in favor of civil penalties after the legislation sparked a major diplomatic dispute with Israel. The current case is instead a civil libel case tried under a pre-existing law, yet many scholars believe it will set an important precedent for freedom of Holocaust research. Since it won power in 2015, Poland’s conservative ruling party, Law and Justice, has sought to discourage investigations into Polish wrongdoing during the wartime German occupation, preferring instead to almost exclusively stress Polish heroism and suffering. The aim is to promote national pride — but critics say the government has been whitewashing the fact that some Poles also collaborated in the German murder of Jews. The Israeli Holocaust museum Yad Vashem said the legal effort “constitutes a serious attack on free and open research.” A number of other historical institutions have condemned the case as the verdict nears, with the Paris-based Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah describing it Tuesday as a “witch hunt” and a “pernicious invasion into the very heart of research.” The case centers on a 1,600-page, two-volume historical work in Polish, “Night Without End: The Fate of Jews in Selected Counties of Occupied Poland,” which was co-edited by Grabowski and Engelking. An abridged English version is due to be published in a few months. Grabowski and Engelking say they see the case as an attempt to discredit them personally and to discourage other researchers from investigating the truth about the extermination of Jews in Poland. “This is a case of the Polish state against freedom of research,” Grabowski told The Associated Press on Monday. Grabowski, a Polish-Canadian whose father was a Polish Holocaust survivor, has faced considerable anti-Semitic harassment by nationalists, both online and at lectures in Canada, France and elsewhere. Polish officials, including the country’s ambassador to Israel, Marek Magierowski, argue that it is only a civil case and that it represents no threat to freedom of speech. Magierowski, in a letter to the representative of Holocaust survivors in Israel, expressed his concern about the anti-Semitic slurs that have erupted in connection to the case. The niece of a man in the village of Malinowo, whose wartime behavior is briefly mentioned, is suing Grabowski and Engelking, demanding 100,000 zlotys ($27,000) in damages and an apology in newspapers. According to evidence presented in the book, Edward Malinowski, an elder in the village, allowed a Jewish woman to survive by helping her pass as a non-Jew. But the survivor’s testimony is also quoted as saying that he was an accomplice in the deaths of several dozen Jews. Malinowski was acquitted of collaborating with the Germans in a postwar trial. The niece, Filomena Leszczynska, 81, has been backed by the Polish League Against Defamation, a group which is close to the Polish government and has received grants in the past. That organization argued that the two scholars are guilty of “defiling the good name” of a Polish hero, whom they claim had no role in harming Jews, and by extension harming the dignity and pride of all Poles. Mark Weitzman, director of government affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, called “Night Without End” a “meticulously researched and sourced book … that details thousands of cases of complicity by Poles in the murder of Jews during the Holocaust.” “The proceedings against these two scholars of international repute are nothing more than an attempt to use the legal system to muzzle and intimidate scholarship on the Holocaust in Poland,” Weitzman said. Germany occupied Poland in 1939, annexing part of it to Germany and directly governing the rest, killing millions. Unlike other countries occupied by Germany, there was no collaborationist government in Poland. The pre-war Polish government and military fled into exile, except for an underground resistance army that fought the Nazis inside the country. Yet some people in Poland collaborated with the Germans in hunting down and killing Jews, in many cases people who had fled ghettos and sought to hide in the countryside. Grabowski said “Night Without End” is “multi-faceted, and it talks about Polish virtue just as much. It paints a truthful picture.” “The Holocaust is not here to help the Polish ego and morale, it’s a drama involving the death of 6 million people — which seems to be forgotten by the nationalists,” he said. A deputy foreign minister, Pawel Jablonski, described the case as a private matter. “It is everyone’s legal right to seek such a remedy before (a) court if they feel that their rights have been infringed by (another) person or entity,” Jablonski told the AP in an statement Monday. “The government is not involved in the proceedings, it is a private matter to be decided by the court.” Yet those who fear that the case could stifle independent research take a different view. “The involvement in this trial of an organization heavily subsidized with public funds can be easily construed as a form of censorship and an attempt to frighten scholars away from publishing the results of their research out of fear of a lawsuit and the ensuing costly litigation,” said Zygmunt Stepinski, director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. Maciej Swirski, the head of the organization, said no public money was used to fund the legal case. ——— This story was first published on February 2, 2021. It was updated on February 4, 2021 to make clear that the case is being tried under civil law, not criminal law, and to add comment from Poland’s ambassador to Israel.center_img Future of Holocaust research in Poland hinges on libel case Facebook Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  Twitterlast_img read more

‘Why Can’t Road Take A Turn Around A Tree?’ Asks CJI On Plea To Cut Trees For Road Development

first_imgTop Stories’Why Can’t Road Take A Turn Around A Tree?’ Asks CJI On Plea To Cut Trees For Road Development LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 Dec 2020 5:21 AMShare This – xThe CJI opined that reduction of traffic speed due to retaining trees could be beneficial as high-speed causes accidents.’Why can’t the road take a turn around the tree? That will only mean that speed will be slow. If the speed is slow, it will lower accidents and will be more safer,” CJI SA Bobde observed today while hearing an application filed by UP Government for cutting trees for Krishna Goverdhan road project in Mathura. The Public Works Department of Uttar Pradesh Government and the UP…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login’Why can’t the road take a turn around the tree? That will only mean that speed will be slow. If the speed is slow, it will lower accidents and will be more safer,” CJI SA Bobde observed today while hearing an application filed by UP Government for cutting trees for Krishna Goverdhan road project in Mathura. The Public Works Department of Uttar Pradesh Government and the UP Bridge Corporation had filed an application before the Top Court for felling 2,940 trees for the project. ‘You can’t fell thousands of trees…in the name of Krishna,’ the CJI observed orally.The counsel for the authority told the bench that the tree loss will be compensated by afforestation and by payment to the tree fund of the forest department.In this regard, the CJI observed that the valuation of the trees cannot be done solely on the basis of the timber value. He told the authorities to evaluate the value of trees by taking into account the amount of oxygen that the trees would have produced in their remaining life span. “Living trees cannot be evaluated simply on the basis of timber value. Living trees give oxygen. That should be considered in valuation. Oxygen producing capacity of the tree must be evaluated over its remaining life span,” CJI told Senior Advocate Aishwarya Bhati, standing counsel of UP. The CJI further suggested that instead of cutting trees, roads may be built in a zig-zag manner, which will also lower down the speed of motor vehicles and in turn reduce accidents. He said “The only effect that is likely if the trees are retained would be roads which may not be straight and therefore capable of high-speed traffic. Such an effect may not necessarily be deleterious since high-speeds on highways are known to cause accidents”, stated the order passed by the bench after the hearing.The application will be listed after four weeks.The State authorities have been asked to submit a report about the different types of trees involved, their age and numbers. It is significant to note that the road project was drawn after an NGT order prohibiting all vehicular movement around the Goverdhan hill. The Government was planning to develop a circumambulation route towards the hill, to allow movement and at the same time ensure vehicles are stopped at a distance.Related News: On Monday, the National Green Tribunal on Monday imposed a total ban on sale and use of all kinds of fire crackers during Covid-19 pandemic in the NCR and all cities/towns in the country where the ambient air quality falls under the ‘poor’ and above category, in a bid to reduce air pollution.Next Storylast_img read more

DCSDC continuing to review cross border usage of recycling centres

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DCSDC continuing to review cross border usage of recycling centres Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Derry City and Strabane District Council say they are continuing to review the cross border usage of their recycling centres on an ongoing basis.Concern was recently raised by Alderman Maurice Devenny over the usage of such centres by people outside the jurisdiction.Derry City and Strabane District Council says they are aware of some cross border waste being brought to its recycling centres and say it is an issue that will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.Elected members have requested a full report on cross border usage which is due to come before them for review and discussion at the next Environment and Regeneration Committee.The Council did however, acknowledge that there are many instances where users of the amenity sites live outside the jurisdiction and own a property within the Council area.People from outside the council area are being reminded that where possible they should limit travel and should use services and facilities in their own areas. Twitter Facebook Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – May 22, 2020 Facebook Previous articleThis years LYIT Student Achievement Awards were virtualNext articleIncrease of patients presenting at LUH with non-Covid related illnesses News Highland Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

Seminar held at Cattleman Park

first_imgLatest Stories Therapists and facilitators from 13 counties are in Pike County this week to attend a seminar at Cattleman Park conducted by Greg Kersten, founder of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP). Kersten conducts EAP seminars all across the country and IN Belgium and Australia.The seminar is sponsored by Southeast Alabama Counseling Services, which operates camps in Pike County and Cottonwood for children and adults with behavioral and emotional problems.“Greg Kersten is ‘the’ authority on Equine Assisted Psychotherapy,” said Dee Dawkins, Southeast Alabama Counseling Services CEO and Pike County native. “There is no one better qualified to provide the training for our therapists and facilitators. The purpose of the seminar is to certify all our therapists and facilitators to perform EAP therapeutic exercises for our clients. At the end of the three-day seminar, Southeast Alabama Counseling Services will have 50 EAP certified therapists and facilitators to work with the clients at our camps.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content “The training is intensive and, when completed, we will have therapists and facilitators who are qualified to use Equine Assisted Psychotherapy as we worked so diligently with our clients to get their lives back to OK,” Dawkins said.“This type of therapy works. We’ve seen it and it will greatly benefit those who are involved in our camps and our programs.” The camps also offer fishing, archery, arts and crafts and other outdoor recreational opportunities.Kersten’s O.K. Corral Seminar Series addresses the varied needs and interests in the ever-growing field of equine-assisted wellness.“The underlying theme of the O.K. Corral Seminar Series is that people are not as far from OK as they might believe,” Kersten said. “Getting every area of a client’s life back to OK is the goal of the program and is attainable through techniques of observation, knowledge and communication.” By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 8:28 pm Friday, July 16, 2010 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Print Article Kersten said through the techniques of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy the clients learn to look outside their current situations to discover personal issues.“By learning to fix problems with horses, they are able to identify and fix their own problems,” he said. “And, EAP is fun. In fact, most clients don’t ever realize they are in therapy.”The therapists and facilitators who are attending the three-day seminar said they are eager to become certified to work with horses to help humans.The emphasis of the training is on learning and teambuilding and interpersonal dynamics. Individual roles are explored through a variety of activities and metaphors to natural herd behavior. Seminar held at Cattleman Park Book Nook to reopen You Might Like North Alabamians tour Pike peanut fields A trailer load of young leaders from Limestone and Morgan counties visited Pike County Thursday to learn more about peanut… read more Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Modelling the outer radiation belt as a complex system in a self-organised critical state

first_imgThe dynamic behaviour of the outer electron radiationbelt makes this area of geo-space a candidate forthe concept of self-organized criticality. It is shown herethat frequency distributions of measured outer electron radiation belt data are well-represented by power-laws over two decades. Applying the concept of self-organized criticality to interpret the shape of the distributions suggests another approach to complement existing methods in the interpretation of how this complicated environment works. Furthermore sub-grouping the radiation belt count rate data as a function of spatial location or temporal interval (e.g. L-shell, magnetic local time, solar cycle, …) shows systematic trends in the value of the slope of the power-laws. It is shown that the inner part of the outer radiation belt is influenced in a similar manner to the outer part, but in a less profound way. Our results suggest that the entire outer radiation belt appears to be affected as the sum of its individual parts. This type of study also gives the probability of exceeding a given threshold value over a given time; limiting the size of “an event”. The average values could then be compared with models used in spacecraft design.last_img read more

Contrasting responses to nutrient enrichment of prokaryotic communities collected from deep sea sites in the Southern Ocean

first_imgDeep water samples (ca. 4,200 m) were taken from two hydrologically-similar sites around the Crozet islands with highly contrasting surface water productivities. Site M5 was characteristic of high productivity waters (high chlorophyll) whilst site M6 was subject to a low productivity regime (low chlorophyll) in the overlying waters. Samples were incubated for three weeks at 4 °C at in-situ and surface pressures, with and without added nutrients. Prokaryotic abundance increased by at least two-fold for all nutrient-supplemented incubations of water from M5 with little difference in abundance between incubations carried out at atmospheric and in-situ pressures. Abundance only increased for incubations of M6 waters (1.6-fold) when they were carried out at in-situ pressures and with added nutrients. Changes in community structure as a result of incubation and enrichment (as measured by DGGE banding profiles and phylogenetic analysis) showed that diversity increased for incubations of M5 waters but decreased for those with M6 waters. Moritella spp. came to dominate incubations carried out under in-situ pressure whilst the Archaeal community was dominated by Crenarchaea in all incubations. Comparisons between atmospheric and in situ pressure incubations demonstrated that community composition was significantly altered and community structure changes in unsuspplemented incubations at in situ pressure was indicative of the loss of functional taxa as a result of depressurisation during sampling. The use of enrichment incubations under in-situ conditions has contributed to understanding the different roles played by microorganisms in deep sea ecosystems in regions of low and high productivity.last_img read more

Indonesian Navy Orders 10 Warships

first_img View post tag: Navy Industry news View post tag: Naval View post tag: orders View post tag: Warships View post tag: 10 View post tag: Indonesian View post tag: News by topic National ship-building company PT Palindo Marine Industri located in Batam, Riau Islands province, has received an order from the Navy for…By Jimmy Hitipeuw (kompas)[mappress]Source: kompas,April 7, 2011; April 7, 2011 Indonesian Navy Orders 10 Warships Back to overview,Home naval-today Indonesian Navy Orders 10 Warships Share this articlelast_img read more

Deputy Director

first_img• Serves as second in command to the Massey Cancer Center Directorand plays a major role in overall research planning and developmentof the Center• Plays a significant role in ensuring all Center activities are inline with the mission, vision, core values, strategic goals, andstrategies to achieve those goals• Leads key strategic activities as assigned by the Director (e.g.,the development of strategic action plans and metrics for short-and long-term goals)• Works with Massey Director, Associate Directors and ProgramLeaders to determine research direction by identifying andprioritize scientific priorities and initiatives• Assists Director with facilitating the integration of basic,translational, clinical and cancer control research• Facilitates integration among members and senior leaders topromote collaborations leading to translation of science intoclinical arena• Works collaboratively with cancer service line leaders to buildclinical research infrastructure within the hospital setting• Leads development of CCSG renewal and charged with developingcomprehensive strategy.• Provides input to Director on research related budgetary andfiscal priorities and allocation of resources• Serves as a leader in scientific faculty recruitments• Assists with setting the agenda for Sr. Leadership meetings(e.g., Executive Committee and other meetings) serves as Chair inabsence of Director• Sets agenda and serves as the chair of the Scientific SteeringCommittee• Serves as the chair of the Space Committee and responsible foroverall development of space plan and review• Actively participate in fund raising activities, help identifyopportunities, and have recurring meetings with developmentofficers to cultivate prospective donors.• Responsible for reviewing endowments (chairs, professorships,scholars) and providing recommendations to the Massey Director onreappointments Preferred Qualifications Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. RankOpen • Terminal degree• Demonstrable leadership experience within a Cancer Center• Sr. Academic level scientist with prior history of tenure trackposition• Extramural funding track record• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment todo so as afaculty member at VCU Tenure StatusTenure Eligible Proposed Hire Date10/01/2021 Number of Months12 Position Responsibilities The mission of the School of Medicine is to provide preeminenteducation to physicians and scientists in order to improve thequality of health care for humanity. Through innovative, scholarlyactivity and a diverse educational context, the School seeks tocreate and apply new knowledge, and to provide and continuouslyimprove systems of medical and science education. Furthermore, itis our mission to develop more effective health care practices toaddress the needs of the diverse populations we serve, and toprovide distinguished leadership in the advancement of medicine andscience.The mission of the Massey Cancer Center is to serve as acomprehensive center of excellence in cancer research, preventionand control, patient care and education. Our guiding principles areto make important discoveries about cancer and to translate thesediscoveries rapidly into better prevention, detection, treatmentand control of cancer to enhance the quality of life of allindividuals affected by cancer. Mission or Goal of Unit We invite you to apply for the position of Deputy Director of theMassey Cancer Center. The purpose of the Deputy Director role is toserve as the second in command to the Center Director and toprovide leadership and direction with other members of the seniorleadership team for the Center, comprising the Executive Committeefor Massey Cancer Center ( MCC ) in the furtherance of the missionto improve the lives of all Virginians by delivering cutting-edgecancer care through patient-centered prevention and treatment;high-impact, innovative research; community input and engagement;and education and training of the next generation of researchersand healthcare professionals. The Deputy Director is charged withworking with the Associate Directors, Program Leaders, SharedResource Leaders and members to implement the strategic plans andfacilitate the integration of basic, translational, clinical andcancer control research. The Deputy Director is responsible foridentifying opportunities for strategic growth and development tofacilitate interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary cancer researchso as to harness the considerable intellectual talent andscientific resources of VCU and focus them on solving the nation’scancer problem. Required Qualifications Candidates must submit an application, diversity statement & CVat www.vcujobs.com.As a preeminent national, urban, public research university andacademic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University iscommitted to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – anenvironment where all can thrive in their pursuit ofexcellence.Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions toDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words)providing your career aspirations and contributions towardpromoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement,you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, andfuture academic and professional activities have or will contributeto VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.Note: Examples include working with others to further thegoals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity thattangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed,fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research andscholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoringstudents, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff fromtraditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive andsuccessful organizational experience. Type of SearchNational Diversity Statement InformationFor more information on diversity statements, includingguidelines, please click here .center_img Grant funded position?No Posted SalaryCommensurate with experience Position NumberF66830 School/UnitMassey Cancer Center DepartmentMassey Cancer Center Date Posted11/06/2020 Working TitleDeputy Director Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101530 Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Application Deadline Date Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Application Process/Additional Information Open Until FilledYes • At least 3 years at the level of Associate Director leadership orabove at a Cancer Center• Experience with clinical trials• MD or MD/PhD• Extensive publication record• Extensive evidence of extramural funding• Extensive cancer basic, translational and clinical researchexperience Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3last_img read more

Ten Canoes

first_imgWhen ten Aboriginal men go off on a fishing trip, it becomes apparent that a young man has taken a fancy to another man’s wife. Her husband starts to tell him a tale: ‘A long, long time ago…a story far before long ago. Before we can remember.’ The black and white film blurs into colour as we embark upon a tale of two brothers’ love for the same woman. As the narrator puts it, it is a tale of ‘too many words, but not enough women’. This conflict over a woman leads to confrontation with another tribe in which a stranger is murdered. The upholding of tribal law, revenge, courage, love, and loss are all invoked in the course of the conflict. The story is simple, and told simply, but with a humour and emotional power that belies its naiveté. The director makes effective use of juxtaposed shots; sweeping panoramas of Northern Australian landscape cut suddenly to a close-up of the swollen belly of a naked young woman. Different languages reinforce this sense of contrast as the narrator speaks in English, but the actors in various local dialects; in fact, this is the first feature-length film in an indigenous Aboriginal language. One hundred and fifty spears, ten canoes, three wives…trouble’ reads the film’s tagline, and when it gets it right the story is just that – funny and affecting. These funny moments are somewhat undermined as the sub-titles often reveal yet another melodramatic and doom-ridden epithet. Also, the director’s attempt to make a film which satisfies both local tastes and a Western cinema-going audience’s proclivities can stall it in platitudes and politically correct snapshots. Its greatest asset is David Gulpilil as its narrator, whose lively and witty voice-overs fully exploit the comic scenes. The film attempts to explore Aboriginal culture and beliefs, where we came from, why we’re here and where we’re going using local tribal people whose first ‘acting’ attempts are spot on. For a patient viewer, the film is a powerful exploration of Australia’s cultural heritage.1 JuneRenoir, Barbican,Key Cities Lucy Karstenlast_img read more

Small Change

first_imgBy Max Seddon Samuel Beckett’s influence on Peter Gill is obvious and acknowledged. Beckett as touchstone, in fact, for the drama sans drama is so common in the last thirty years that it goes beyond cliché somewhere, becoming a quasi-religious absolute truth. And yet, this somber little meditation over the kitchen sink from a Welsh slough of despond is more existential and, as far as I’m concerned, more profound than anything the Irishman ever wrote.Childhood neighbors Vincent and Gerard are looking back to the miserable banality of their and their embittered mothers’ lives in the miry torpor of working-class 1950s Cardiff. Twenty years later, while so much has changed, nothing has happened. This life is so real, and yet so lifeless, the very essence of the dying process itself. With nothing left but their memories, they flit in and out of them in search of a comforting, familiar pain. Gerard’s mother (Christa Brodie) is uneasy with the ease in which she can tranquilize herself. “When I was your age I had three or four kids,” she repeats to her son, unable and unwilling to come fully to grips with the gulf between them. Her sadness is not that of pain suffered but that of the onlooker to a tragic act, without the experience or the capacity to feel it herself. “I wish I could cry like that,” she says of Vincent’s mother, who in Ellen Buddle’s care undergoes a slow disintegration.Mrs. Driscoll’s absent husband and wayward son get the better of her resolve, and Buddle looks as angry as she does upset watching the boys from her chair in purgatory. Buddle has one of those strange, captivating faces that can pull off a little boy and a Russian babushka with equal aplomb, and she puts it to excellent use here. Archie Davies’ auspicious debut also deserves a mention; doubtless a starry future awaits him. But what really makes the play so great is the dull glow that sneaks out of it and creeps over you without your noticing. Like James Salter’s prose, Gill’s dialogue can break your heart without ever being consciously “lyrical” or going for firework language. Norris’ troupe justly never overbear onto the script and spoil the magic.Of course, they are men, not Gods. Thanks especially to Brodie’s half-on, half-off Oirish drawl, I had no idea where we were until Norris told me afterwards. The symbolism and the gay touches, especially when Vincent and Gerard are looking at the stars, are a smidge obvious sometimes. As the latter, Alex Worsnip’s statements to the audience are laboredly, unsuccessfully poetic, though they are redeemed by the delicate childish sensitivity he shows playing younger ages. And it did take me a while to work out what was going on; it felt like an AA meeting at first.Yet having seen half the play, in open rehearsal, a week and a half before first performance, I’ve truly been lost for six hundred words. Small Change has an elusive, ethereal blank beauty, rare and precious as a gem. This from a play that brazenly violates every rule in the book, not least by a near total lack of pace, trite, overworked themes, and one cardinal, cardinal sin, the proletarian blackface minstrel act of Oxford students playing salt-of-the-earth types. No small achievement to overcome. This is not to say, now, that anyone involved is a visionary genius. I can’t tell. By its nature this is beauty whose practitioners may not be aware of exactly what makes it so gorgeous and may be unable to repeat it again; in which case all the more reason to see it now. Go.      Dir. Barney NorrisO’Reilly, 7.30pm Weds-Sat4th Weeklast_img read more

Eagles Land Four On Academic All-District Track and Fields Teams

first_imgThe University of Southern Indiana landed four student-athletes on the CoSIDA Academic All-District IV Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field teams Thursday.Seniors Johnnie Guy (Palmyra, Indiana) and Tyler Pence (Springfield, Illinois) along with junior Josh Guy (Palmyra, Indiana) were selected to the men’s squad, while sophomore Emily Roberts (Fredericton, Ohio) represented the Screaming Eagles on the women’s squad.Already a two-time first-team Academic All-American, Johnnie Guy is on the All-District IV team for the third consecutive year after amassing a 3.65 grade point average in engineering. Guy was the GLVC Runner of the Year as well as the GLVC Scholar Athlete of the Year for cross country and has earned a combined three All-America awards in cross country and indoor track, bringing his school-record total to 14.Guy is pushing for his second national title in the last three years in the 10,000 meters Thursday night at the NCAA II Outdoor Track & Field Championships before finishing his collegiate career in the 5,000 meters Saturday night.Pence also earned first-team Academic All-America honors a year ago after capturing the national championship in the 10,000 meters. Pence, who was the indoor national champion in the 5,000 meters in 2015, is looking to become the second student-athlete in school history to earn three national championships when he toes the line in the 10,000 meters Thursday night and the 5,000 meters Saturday night.An elementary education major with a 3.52 GPA, Pence was the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association Track Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2015 and is on the Academic All-District IV team for the second straight year.Josh Guy, the twin brother of Johnnie Guy, is claiming Academic All-District IV honors for the first time after earning All-Conference honors in both cross country and indoor track & field. Also an engineering major with a 3.64 GPA, Josh Guy earned All-Region honors in the 10,000 meters this spring after earning All-America honors in the event last year. He also is competing in the 10,000 meters Thursday night at the NCAA II Championships.Roberts has had a stellar season at USI as she garners her first Academic All-District IV award. The GLVC Scholar Athlete of the Year for Cross Country, Roberts finished fifth at the NCAA II Cross Country Championships to earn her first career All-America honor.A pre-occupational therapy major with a 3.72 GPA, Roberts earned second-team All-America honors in the indoor 5,000 meters before shattering USI’s outdoor records in both the 5,000 meters and the 10,000 meters. She currently ranks third, nationally, in both events and will compete in the 10,000 meters at the national meet Thursday night before finishing the year with an appearance in the 5,000 meters Saturday night.All four student-athletes will advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.The NCAA II Outdoor Championships are Thursday-Saturday in Bradenton, Florida. Live results and video are available at GoUSIEagles.com. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

President of OC Home Bank Steven Brady to Give Economic Forecast

first_imgSteven Brady is the president of the OC Home Bank. He will provide an economic forecast on Jan. 14.The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership luncheon on Thursday Jan. 14, 2016 at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City.The event will begin at 12 p.m. and will feature guest speaker Steven E. Brady, president of Ocean City Home Bank. Brady will give his economic forecast for 2016.The luncheon is $25 and is open to all members and member guests. Reservations may be made by phone at 609-399-1412 or e-mail at [email protected] —News Release from Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commercelast_img read more

Ocean City Businesses Thank Veterans on Saturday November 11th

first_imgBy Andrew DeCredicoIn Ocean City, Veterans Day is a day where the heroes past and present are remembered for the sacrifices they made and the price they paid for all that we take for granted in our every day lives. Each year businesses and citizens like to give a big ‘thank you’ to these heroes. Often times they are in the form of services, discounts, or even something as simple as saying “thank you for your service.”Two years ago a customer came into Ready’s Coffee Shop & Restaurant and offered to buy 2 eggs with a coffee for any veterans who came in on Veteran’s Day.  Doug Wing, the owner of Ready’s, thought this was a fantastic way to give back to veterans, and offered to split the cost of their meals with her.Last year, Ready’s decided to front the bill themselves.  Doug takes pride in thanking the veterans and this year they will be doing it again. On Saturday November 11th any veterans that come to Ready’s Coffee Shop and asks for the “Veterans Day deal”, will receive a two egg breakfast with a coffee, on the house.  “I’ve always felt Ready’s is the hometown breakfast joint,” Said Wing, “so it just seemed like the right thing to do, to give back to our veterans.”A busy Doug Wing is enjoying some coffee on a quick breakClearly, other businesses in town agree and are offering their services to veterans as well. Brian Coggins, owner of Car Caress located just behind the CVS on 16th street, is offering veterans a free carwash at his business. Members of the military, both past and present, will be able to come have their car washed for free “We’re just trying to give back.” Said Coggins. “They’re the reason we’re here doing what we’re doing.”Car Caress is located just behind the 16th Street CVS at 1635 Haven Ave.Another business that is giving back is Johnson’s Popcorn.  They are offering veterans a free 10 oz bucket of popcorn.  Johnson’s has a reputation for giving to veterans and active service personnel year round . They have been known to ship out popcorn buckets to platoons over seas, and help out in a variety of ways with veteran organizations throughout the year.Johnson’s Popcorn is located between 13th and 14th Streets on the boardwalk.If veterans like pizza, then Manco & Manco’s is the place for them this Saturday. On November 11th veterans can get 50% off all of Manco & Manco’s tasty eats. Although they are best known for pizza, the 9th street location of Manco & Manco’s also serves wings, tenders, and some tasty fries.Manco & Manco’s Pizza is located on 9th Street at the boardwalkOn Saturday November 11th don’t forget to thank any veterans you meet. Without them  our country would be a very different place. Our veterans have risked their lives helping win wars and keep peace all over the world.Before you leave the house in the morning, make it your day’s goal to thank all the service members you see.  We should be thanking them everyday, but on November 11th, please make it a top priority.So far, this Veterans day in Ocean City is shaping up nicely.  The men and woman who have served or are serving will have the opportunity to start their day with a great breakfast, then get their car washed, head over and have a tasty lunch, and then will get something sweet for desert.If your business is making an effort to thank veterans on November 11th and you would us to add you to this article, just email: [email protected] and we will get the word out.God bless America. Ready’s Coffee Shop and Restaurant is located on 8th street between Asbury Ave. and Central Ave. at 415 E 8th St.last_img read more

Seasonal sortie

first_imgRaymond Blanc’s bakery and patisserie chain Maison Blanc has unveiled a host of new products to tempt consumers for the remainder of 2011.Its autumn/winter range will see the addition of a ’moelleux’ a chocolate sponge infused with orange, with a rich chocolate centre available in both small or large formats. Its seasonal cupcakes include cinnamon, blood orange and apple and blackcurrant varieties. Its Halloween range will feature a pumpkin tart and a Haunted Cake, complete with crumbled brownie and chocolate sable biscuit tombstones.Looking further ahead, its Christmas range will include an ’Xmas Pressie’ sponge cake, cupcake pudding cupcakes, a Maison Blanc Christmas cake, a yule log, and mince pies.last_img read more

Hunt for ‘ultimate crisp sandwich’

first_imgBurts Chips has launched a digital drive to seek out the nation’s ‘ultimate crisp sandwich’. The artisan potato-crisp maker has teamed up with TV chef Dean Edwards to kick off the eight-week campaign, which is running across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and aims to engage two million social media users.Each week, fans will be encouraged to vote for their favourite sandwich combinations featuring crisps from Burts’ core range of premium flavours, including Spicy Chorizo and Firecracker Lobster, until a final recipe remains.One voter will be chosen at the end of the competition to receive a box of each of the eight core flavours, enabling them to create their own ultimate crisp sandwich.Edwards, who is the resident chef on ITV show Lorraine, said: “I’m particularly excited about this partnership, because both Burts and I are from the south west and we’re both passionate about big, bold flavours – all the right ingredients to liven up dull lunches.”Simon Knight, Burts Chips sales and marketing director, added: “With the wide reach of this campaign to engage around two million social media followers, we’re expecting it to create quite a buzz and lots of debate around what exactly makes ‘the ultimate crisp sandwich’.”last_img read more

‘Chasing Ice,’ and searching for solutions

first_img Solheim Glacier The impact on the audience watching the process was palpable. Gasps echoed through the Science Center lecture hall during Wednesday’s showing of “Chasing Ice.”The screening, which was made possible by the National Geographic Channel and sponsored by the Harvard Center for the Environment, Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, and the Office for Sustainability, was followed by a conversation with Harvard climate scientists James Anderson, Peter Huybers, and Daniel Schrag.“It made me think of how poorly we actually observe the Earth,” said Schrag, the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and director of the Harvard Center for the Environment. “The problem with climate change is that we actually need good, long-term observations of many parts of the Earth’s systems to have a prayer to answer many of these questions.” He suggested advances in technology could help scientists usher in a whole new era of Earth observation.Huybers spoke about how the scientific community should be watching ice more closely. “We are watching geography change before our eyes,” he said. “We don’t understand what causes the calving process to behave the way it does. We don’t actually know the fundamental physics.”In research that aligns with Schrag’s vision, Huybers is collaborating with Harvard School of Public Health statisticians to apply techniques from how they track changes in tumors over time to tracking how glaciers change over time using satellite imagery through a partnership with Google Earth. The hope is to eventually track all the glaciers globally using algorithms.In response to a question from the audience, Anderson, the Philip S. Weld Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, called the Tibetan glacial structure in the Himalayas the third pole of the cryogenic system of the Earth. The region could become “the great unifier on climate with respect to China because the water supplies are so crucial” he said. Asia’s two longest rivers, the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers that flow through China, are fed by the glaciers in the Tibetan plateau.The conversation then turned to solutions. Schrag urged attendees to think about climate change as a regional issue since many of the impacts will affect regions differently. For example, the American West would not be as receptive to a message about sea level rise but would be more interested in the issues of snow melt, general water availability, and forest fires. In New England, sea level rise and the increase in extreme storm events are particularly relevant.“There is a very optimistic pathway from here into the future and that is the United States is endowed with renewable energy almost beyond belief,” said Anderson. Using wind power, 15 percent of the area of the American Midwest could generate a third of the total primary energy consumed in the United States. Ten percent of the area of Arizona alone could generate another third from concentrated solar thermal. Geothermal energy from the Mississippi west has huge potential, according to Anderson. “There’s no question we can work our way out of this without a change in standard of living,” he said.Anderson ended the event by asking a question on many minds that night: “Do humans have the intelligence to know that photons and electrons are what the future is all about, not carbon?” The Solheim Glacier in Iceland in April 2006. The Solheim Glacier in Iceland in February 2009. The line represents how much the glacier changed in nearly three years. The Solheim Glacier in Iceland in April 2006, with a line showing its size. The Solheim Glacier in Iceland in October 2006, just six months after the previous shot. “Sometimes you go out over the horizon and you don’t come back,” says photographer James Balog in the award-winning documentary “Chasing Ice,” as he reflects on his work documenting breathtaking footage of the world’s disappearing glaciers.In a project dubbed the Extreme Ice Survey, Balog and his team worked over a series of years in extreme conditions to place time-lapse cameras on remote locations in Iceland, Greenland, Alaska, and Montana. Balog said he wanted to “capture the memory of the landscape” and “provide tangible visible evidence of climate change.”The result: a stunning set of images that show enormous glaciers retreating at record pace and breaking off into the ocean in a process called “calving.” In one dramatic scene, the team filmed the historic breakup of the Ilulissat Glacier in western Greenland. The calving lasted for 75 minutes and resulted in the glacier retreating a full mile across a face three miles wide.last_img read more

The fire this time

first_imgGAZETTE:  A number of police departments have tried to address implicit bias and culture change through training. Why hasn’t it been more successful?BOBO: Because the problem is not just one of implicit bias. For example, you can try to train officers to be more reflective and to recognize that we have all grown up in a culture that is filled with negative ideas and images about African Americans as violent, as dangerous, as threatening, as lesser. That kind of devaluing of Black life, sadly, is a part of the American cultural fabric. Not as extreme as it used to be, but still very clear and very deeply rooted. And so, if you have that kind of layering out there and at the same time police departments are told, “Look, we are now going to wage a war on crime, and you’re expected to demonstrate progress on that war on crime.” The easiest way to do that, the one with the least blowback, is to redouble if not triple your efforts in policing the weakest segments of society. We know from many different sources, the actual consumption of illegal drugs and substances does not appear to vary by race. However, the odds of being arrested are enormously unequal by race, and the odds of then being convicted and serving jail time even more radically so. That is a function of where policing agencies decide to focus their gaze. So we’ve got policies, interacting with culture, interacting with psychological processes that are continually reinforcing this systematic inequality.GAZETTE:  We’ve seen violence and aggression this week across the country between police and sometimes U.S. military forces on one side and peaceful demonstrators, looters, and provocateurs on the other. Do outward displays of dominance over the less-powerful — like police striking an unarmed Black person or a news camera operator — or mayhem against institutional power — like setting fire to police cruisers or throwing things at officers — scratch the same psychological itch? Why does that attract some but repel others?BOBO: We live in such a complicated and contradictory moment that it’s hard to put your finger on any one thing. There’s certainly a powerful body of research in social psychology suggesting that some individuals and indeed, on average, some members of more privileged groups tend to be more supportive of maintaining inequalities and asserting a certain level of dominance and control and a social order. For good or ill, policing is the sort of profession that both selects for, and in some ways probably encourages, that sort of inclination. I’m still optimistic that there is a lot of widely, widely shared upset and anger about this ongoing litany of unarmed minority civilians who end up suffering and dying at the hands of those who should be serving and protecting us all in an equitable way. And it is sad, but real, that some people are exploiting this moment to pilfer, to rob, to loot, or to engage in fights with police. Some of them may be provocateurs on the right and from white supremacist groups, some of them may be provocateurs on the left, from Antifa or what have you. But there’s a much larger number, I do believe, of people of genuine goodwill who have higher aspirations, who want to see a better world in this regard. What worries me most right now is less those disruptive forces on the street than the dangers we all face if a democratic society descends into heavy-handed, militaristic regulation of its own citizens who are expressing a legitimate grievance.GAZETTE:  What would be that moment for you that would suggest when we have crossed that line?BOBO: Truthfully, I don’t know. The last three years have brought one moment of shock and awe after the other, as acts on a national and international stage from our leadership that one would have thought unimaginable play out each and every day under a blanket of security provided by a U.S. Senate that appears to have lost all sense of spine and justice and decency. I don’t know where this is. I think we’re in a deeply troubling moment. But I am going to remain guardedly optimistic that hopefully, in the not-too-distant future, the higher angels of our nature win out in what is a really frightening coalescence of circumstances.This interview has been edited for clarity and length. Protesters once again have taken to the nation’s streets to voice their anger over another killing of a Black man by police officers. The reaction now seems familiar, if higher in heat and broader in scale. This time it was over George Floyd, who suffocated after a white Minneapolis police officer jammed his knee into Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes while three other officers either held him down or looked on. Floyd is the latest link in a long chain of deaths and injuries involving police:  Rodney King, Malice Wayne Green, Abner Louima, Amadou Diallo, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Philando Castile, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, among them. Lawrence D. Bobo is dean of social science and the W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University. He studies social psychology, politics, and race. He spoke with the Gazette about police killings of African Americans, the cognitive forces underlying racism, the long history of violence toward Black people, why training hasn’t changed anything, and why he sees signs of hope in this “deeply troubling moment.”Q&ALawrence D. BoboGAZETTE:  What’s your reaction to what’s been happening across the country?BOBO: Like so many people, I was dumbfounded and horrified and outraged by the video of George Floyd slowly being murdered, basically, at a point where he was outnumbered by police officers, handcuffed, subdued on the ground, and basically begging for his life. We watched him slowly, casually, be killed by a group of police officers. And I find it horrifying and numbing. It’s reminiscent in some ways of how I felt when the Simi Valley jury acquitted the officers who had beaten Rodney King; it’s reminiscent of the feeling I had when the jurors acquitted George Zimmerman in killing Trayvon Martin. And the whole sense of just stunned futility and rage is characteristic of when I was very young, back in that terrible spring of 1968, when we lost Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy in a short span of weeks. So it’s a terrible and depressing moment. But we can’t leave it there; we shouldn’t leave it there; and we should be mindful of the ways in which there are real opportunities here, real resources here, and I think progress to be made.On the one hand, I am greatly heartened by the level of mobilization and civil protests. That it has touched so many people and brought out so many tens of thousands of individuals to express their concern, their outrage, their condemnation of the police actions in this case and their demand for change and for justice, I find all that greatly encouraging. It is, at the same moment, very disappointing that some folks have taken this as an opportunity to try to bring chaos and violence to these occasions of otherwise high-minded civil protest. And I’m disappointed by those occasions where in law enforcement, individuals and agencies, have acted in ways that have provoked or antagonized otherwise peaceful protest actions.It’s a complex and fraught moment that we’re in. And one of the most profoundly disappointing aspects of the current context is the lack of wise and sensible voices and leadership on the national stage to set the right tone, to heal the nation, and to reassure us all that we’re going to be on a path to a better, more just society. “It’s really important to recall that what slavery did, in many respects, was to forge a tight link between our social class structure and a kind of racial hierarchy.” The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.center_img GAZETTE:  In the majority of police-related killings of Black people, the assailants are white. Is that enough to conclude that racism is the cause, or are there other forces also at work?BOBO: Certainly racism, and both the historic legacy of racism and the long, deeply etched legacy of racism in terms of our current social conditions and circumstances and the physical geography and spaces in which people live, and indeed, in terms of our cultural landscape, and toolkit and reservoir of ideas, and resources we all have to draw on, these have been profoundly distorted by racism.It’s really important to recall that what slavery did, in many respects, was to forge a tight link between our social class structure and a kind of racial hierarchy. It created a bottom rung [of] people who were racially stigmatized and in the deepest economic disadvantage and poverty. And we have never fully undone that terrible circumstance. In the present moment, we have to add many, many layers of complexity to this, that part of this is the historic legacy of African American communities suffering from both over-policing and under-policing.GAZETTE:  Can you explain?BOBO: Under-policing in the sense of often not getting police response to violence and crime within the Black community, and certainly not getting an adequate response in cases where Blacks are victims of white perpetrators. And then, over-policing, where police have run roughshod over the lives and circumstances and civil liberties of Black folks and where Black folks have been subject to the most arbitrary and capricious forms of justice in the American system.We had all thought, of course, that we made phenomenal strides. We inhabit an era in which there are certainly more rank-and-file minority police officers than ever before, more African American and minority and female police chiefs and leaders. But inhabiting a world where the poor and our deeply poor communities are still heavily disproportionately people of color, where we had a war on drugs that was racially biased in both its origins and its profoundly troubling execution over many years, that has bred a level of distrust and antagonism between police and Black communities that should worry us all. There’s clearly an enormous amount of work to be done to undo those circumstances and to heal those wounds.,GAZETTE:  Many police departments, particularly those in Black and brown neighborhoods, have been criticized for having an “us vs. them” attitude. Our politics, in recent years, has successfully encouraged voters to take an “us vs. them” attitude toward those with different ideological viewpoints. Is that “us vs. them” dynamic what’s happening with police violence in Black neighborhoods? What’s at work cognitively/sociologically when we see the world in binary terms?BOBO: We certainly do inhabit an incredibly politically polarized moment. And it is sad, but hopefully we are nearing the nadir, the low point, of that moment, and we’ll someday see our way out of this great chasm. The saying used to be, “If you’re in a hole, the most important thing is stop digging.” Unfortunately too much of our political leadership is continuing to dig because it has been profitable for them in terms of holding onto a shrinking coalition and political power.I am heartened by the diversity and array of individuals who turned out for the civil protests and do believe that in a way that will ultimately prove to be the great majority of the American people. But this is a deeply polarized ideological moment we’re in, this moment of really serious economic inequality, a level of economic inequality that has had really unfortunate political consequences where extremely wealthy, well-connected segments of the population exercise really significant, almost veto power over so many aspects of our economic and political system that many people are feeling deeply frustrated and left behind, and I think people are easily sold on scapegoating political messages rather than doing the kind of deeper analysis that would get us toward constructive response to these circumstances.Racism in some respects remains the core of this, but it’s not the only thing operative. There are issues of economic class inequality, ideological and political polarization, and exploitation of the circumstances, and there are aspects of just the nature of the job of policing in such an unequal society that lend themselves to these potentially explosive encounters.GAZETTE:  Why are we racist? What are the cognitive drivers of racism?BOBO: There’s no simple answer. It’s a combination of things. It’s partly historical circumstance; it is partly how we have organized relationships in particular, what kind of forms of thought, action, and behavior have become codified in law and routine practices.So, for example, our society used to recognize a far more complicated set of racial gradations than we typically think in terms of now. If you were to go back to the 1870, 1880, 1890 censuses, you would see categories on the census form for, of course, white, but you would also see colored Negro, Black, mulatto, quadroon, even octoroon, that were recognized categories of color and racial gradation. When slavery was finally completely crushed, and when the effort to reconstruct the South was defeated, we suddenly had a world in which those who held power in the American South decided they needed a sharp Black/white dichotomy in order to maintain control of the Black population. And they enacted a set of laws that basically said there are two categories of people, Black and white, and that any drop of African ancestry basically made you Black. And we created the role of hypodescent. The important point to note is that had not always been the case. But it is a very powerful cultural trope now, and that’s because we institutionalized it in law, day-to-day practice, and ultimately, therefore, widely shared, deeply rooted commonsense understandings. That sadly is where we are here.GAZETTE:  Does that account for the level of brutality we’ve seen in so many of these cases?BOBO: How does a police officer place his body weight on a man’s neck while two or three other police officers mill around? Well, there’s obviously a profound “othering” that has gone on. You are clearly no longer regarding that other individual as someone who’s due the kind of regard that you yourself would expect from anyone else. That the other officers so casually walked around, took notes, just stood there chatting, bespeaks a wall of everyday routine and indifference that has such profound cultural roots at this point that it’s not just unconscious bias. Sadly, it is the state of our culture in many circumstances, especially as it manifests itself in the particular circumstance of police encounters with African American individuals and communities in too many circumstances.GAZETTE:  Critics say the Minneapolis Police Department culture tolerates or rewards unethical behavioral, as demonstrated not just by the officer who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck, but by the others who did not intervene. Broadly, the law enforcement profession is often seen as adopting a code of silence when faced with criticism. What dynamics shape or contribute to this kind of organizational culture? Does it vary by profession?BOBO: It varies from profession to profession. And of course in policing, we have to recognize that it is a high-risk profession. We expect and demand a lot of law enforcement officials. But in those high-risk professions, it’s often the case that very, very strong norms of solidarity develop. And those kinds of norms of solidarity and mutual support are reinforced by organizational practices, the routines of their work, the training that goes on, so that I think you’re more so inclined there than in many other settings to get a degree of social conformity and deference to your fellow officer and those of higher authority, if for no other reason than a purely defensive one — we have to stand together in order to survive. And there are obviously ways to intervene in this, but it’s hard to intervene in an American culture that is otherwise so suffused with access to guns and an image of police as dominating and assertive and controlling, rather than supportive and aiding and working with communities. So cultivating a whole new understanding and way of doing policing is really just critically important to usher in debate. And in my experience, frankly, many, many higher-ranking police officials are eager to do that. But how they move forward on it in a context of rank-and-file unions and the high solidarity among the rank and file is a hard task and one that requires some real planful action. “That the other officers so casually walked around, took notes, just stood there chatting, bespeaks a wall of everyday routine and indifference that has such profound cultural roots at this point that it’s not just unconscious bias.”last_img read more

Raindrop life lessons

first_imgBy Wade HutchesonUniversity of GeorgiaWhat if raindrops had personalities? What if they got to knoweach other in the clouds before bailing out? Can you imagine theconversations?”Hey Ralph, you ready to go?””Yeah, Morty. Just give me a minute.””We’re over the fields in 30 seconds. Remember what you saidhappened the last time you were late. You landed in town.Heh-heh.”They bail out of the cloud, Ralph first, with Morty close behind.”Ball up tight,” Morty yells. “You’ll stay together better, andthe spin is incredible!”They land a mile apart, and only one is smiling.Ralph hits a hayfield and is immediately absorbed by the soil andgrabbed by grass roots. He will wait there until plant processesare completed and transpiration releases him back into the air.Morty, though, lands in town, in a well-watered, manicured yardthat’s just been fertilized and treated with herbicide. Theherbicide has chemically bonded to the soil, but the raindiminishes its effect. Most of the fertilizer runs off with thecollected raindrops into a pond, making the algae and other weedsflourish so the owner will have to use herbicides. Are you helping or hurting the water quality problem?Yes, my imagination ran wild. But the point is this: What we do,or allow to happen, in our landscape affects water quality. Waterruns downhill, and we all live downhill from somebody. Do yourbest to be part of the water quality solution and not theproblem.The solution isn’t always a pesticide or more fertilizer. Infact, if a gardener does his homework first, he can preventmany problems and save time and money.The best way to avoid plant pest and disease problems is startwith a healthy plant. That means matching the site and soilwith the right plant, properly planted, watered and fertilized.After that, make regular inspections. Get out and enjoy thelandscape at least once a week to know what’s going on with yourplants.By the time most people detect a disease problem, fungicidesaren’t going to help. Most bug problems don’t require apesticide, and there are other ways to handle weeds.The solution isn’t always a chemical. Did you ever stop to thinkthat something you did or didn’t do when that plant was plantedmight be the problem?I’m not saying never use chemicals. They’re one tool in thetoolbox. When you use them wisely, according to the label, theycan accomplish the desired result.But take the time to identify the problem, research your controloptions and take the route best suited to achieve control withthe least negative impact on our environment. And if the labelsays 1 ounce per gallon, 2 ounces per gallon won’t kill it anydeader.Again, I’m not saying chemicals cause all the water qualityproblems, but I’m writing to gardeners now, and many gardenersreach for a chemical first, no questions asked. Silt and sediment are the big culpritsThe biggest cause of water quality problems is silt and sedimentstemming from erosion. Like it or not, even our pets are a partof the problem. So are all the things, from cans to cars, thatpeople throw away, often into creeks and rivers.But we left Morty in the middle of the pond. The fertilizer wasall gone by the time he got there, but it was feeding weeds.Morty found his way into the pond’s spillway and then the creek,river and ocean. It took a while, but eventually he rejoined theclouds and was ready for another trip. He and Ralph, though, wereseparated forever. That happens when you’re a raindrop.That’s all I know about Ralph and Morty. To learn more about howyour gardening practices can contribute to improved waterquality, though, contact your county office of the University ofGeorgia Extension Service.last_img read more

Trail Mix: A New Direction for Elizabeth Ziman

first_imgThe SkinnyA trained pianist, Elizabeth Ziman – namesake of Elizabeth & The Catapult – needed to catch a spark after she split with Verve Records, the label for which she had released two albums. What did she do? Elizabeth decided it was time to learn guitar, and she went about it in a fashion unlike any other burgeoning guitar player I have ever met. Instead of locking herself away and banging out chords, Elizabeth grabbed her guitar and headed to the subways of New York City, busking for the Big Apple’s multitudes.On the job training? Indeed. Way out on a limb? Absolutely. A breath of fresh air for this typically piano-centric songwriter? Oh, yes, and it paid dividends. For proof, check out Like It Never Happened, the title track from Elizabeth & The Catapult’s brand new record, which is featured on this month’s Trail Mix.Such an approach to learning an instrument proves that adage that big risk begets big reward. I’ve got my guitar in hand. Now, if only I could find a subway.For Fans OfIngrid Michaelson, Neko Case, A Fine Frenzy, Anais MitchellOutside Looking In“The first time I saw Elizabeth Ziman and her band of merry men perform – at a tiny club on the Lower East Side of Manhattan – I was absolutely floored. Here was everything I love about music: slaying, virtuostic performance, hook-ridden, finely crafted and delicately-honed pop masterpieces, and a wide pile of smiles spilling off everyone in the room. I was immediately and utterly hooked.A few years later, I find myself the luckiest guy in town; I am Elizabeth’s regular film-scoring partner on a long list of projects. Her contributions to our work are beautiful and seem to flow effortlessly, but what is most striking is the joy and love she brings to every phrase of music. Her enthusiasm never fails to elevate everyone and everything around her.”– Paul Brill, composer and producer, on Elizabeth ZimanOn StageYou can catch Elizabeth & The Catapult live at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Virginia, on Saturday, January 25th. Check out www. https://jamminjava.com for information on tickets and show time.In Her Own Words“Without sounding overtly sexual, I guess it’s somewhat of an alpha-female fantasy of mine that I’ve never really embodied in reality. I wrote the song immediately following a break up and I remember wishing that I was the kind of girl who could go out, have a good time with a man, and then totally forget about it the next day. Unfortunately, that’s never been the case, but when I say, “don’t take this night to heart,” I guess you could say I’m singing from my slutwave alter ego!”– Elizabeth Ziman, on the story behind “Like It Never Happened”On The WebFor more information on Elizabeth & The Catapult, how to get your hands on Like It Never Happened, or when the band might be appearing on a stage near you, surf over to www.elizabethandthecatapult.com.last_img read more

Chief Justice Charles T. Wells

first_img Chief Justice Charles T. Wells [Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in a series of brief profiles on the justices of the Florida Supreme Court as produced by the Bar’s Public Information and Bar Services Department. These profiles are to let Bar members and others get to know each justice as an individual.] Bar Public Information Coordinator His family is his proudest personal achievement, while his job is his passion. Chief Justice Charles T. Wells feels honored to have led the Florida Supreme Court during a time in history that included so many complex legal issues, not the least being last fall’s presidential election. It’s an experience that he describes as the “most intense six weeks” of his chief justice tenure, “both exhilarating and exhausting.” Being a trial lawyer was Wells’ first professional passion. Because of his civil trial preparation at University of Florida’s College of Law, he felt well armed for trial practice and treasures his trial experience for preparing him for his service as a justice. One of his first mentors as a person and a trial lawyer was his father, Joel Wells, Jr. Both the Chief Justice and his brother, Joel III, went into the practice of law after their father Joel, Jr., and their grandfather, Joel Sr. “My father was my role model in the practice of law,” Chief Justice Wells said. “He was a person who had great integrity and was a gentleman regardless of circumstance.” His other role models include former Justices Stephen H. Grimes and Ben F. Overton. Even after his time as a justice, Wells hopes to return to trial practice. “I thoroughly enjoy the practice,” he says. The Chief Justice first became interested in being on the Supreme Court while serving on The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors from 1994-96. He was intrigued by the administration of the courts, and the timing was right in 1994 with Justice Parker Lee MacDonald retiring. Chief Justice Wells considers the best part of his job to be the opportunity to help develop Florida case law, as well as working with the other branches of government. He expressed his continuing interest in the legislative process and has enjoyed his unique role in the judiciary’s relationship with the legislative branch. Chief Justice Wells only finds a few concerns with his job, including the court’s high caseload and the fiscal issues raised by the impending Article V funding transition in which the state will assume the lion’s share of funding of the court system. “We have to be innovative in what we do to manage the caseload,” Wells said. “The only other downside is the fiscal problems in the court system and the state.” His goal for the next year is to survive the upcoming fiscal transition while “ensuring that the courts continue to operate with quality. . . having cases processed in a fair and efficient manner.” Wells also wants to see the courts try to attract more judges with quality experience as lawyers. Throughout his career, Chief Justice Wells keeps finding one legal truth: “The longer I’m here, the more I understand that [legal problems] all boil down to something that’s not a very complicated proposition, but you’ve got to figure out how to make it not complicated.. . . You’ve got to boil legal problems down to finite issues that you can understand.” Wells said it keeps coming back to “how important it is to understand matters of detail to reach legal conclusions; it’s a matter of real discipline.” When asked what other profession he would like to attempt, the Chief Justice said he would like to be a teacher, especially with his experiences with Supreme Court programs in educating and his lecturing experiences. Although Wells enjoys reading in his leisure time, during the last court recess he found himself busy on the lecture circuit speaking about last year’s presidential election and election issues in general. One notable speaking stop was at Yale Law School. But outside of his day job, Wells said his greatest personal achievement is “my truly wonderful marriage, [to Linda Fischer Wells] for 33 years as of November 29, and my three successful children.” And although he has little free time, Wells stays involved with Trinity Methodist Church, and he enjoys Gator sports. December 1, 2001 Jennifer Krell Davis Regular News Chief Justice Charles T. Wellslast_img read more

Onsite THiNK17: What exactly is my job?

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Reed Web: www.CUInsight.com Details “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt DisneyWhen you start thinking about digital transformation, it can be easy to go down the rabbit hole and feel overwhelmed with all the details that might entail. To start, take a step back and look at the job that needs to be done instead. When you look at the big picture, and you ask the right questions, it’s not scary at all. It’s exhilarating.Today at THiNK17, we focused on determining what exactly what is it that we are trying to accomplish – for ourselves, for our employees, for our members. If we don’t know what it is that we are trying to solve, what our real job is, then we are never going to be able to transform. To help you through the process let’s take a cue from Disney…A few years ago Disney released the now iconic Magic Bands. They have a variety of purposes but it all started when they began listening to guest complaints. They didn’t like waiting in line or keeping up with hotel keys, things like that. Now it would’ve been easy(ier) to solve these problems individually, but instead Disney took a step back to look at the big picture. What was causing friction in an otherwise “Magical Experience”? But it isn’t just about accomplishing a task for a guest or a member, it’s about creating a better overall experience that helps employees as well. What they found was that moving to this system allowed their employees to focus on the interaction and creating a special moment, instead of just making one transaction with them.Today as you go about your work day, take a moment to think about the deeper needs of your members. Why is it that they are looking to you to complete a specific task and how can you help ease the friction in their daily lives so that you can move them from feeling ordinary to extraordinary. Once you start that thinking process, then you’re already on the path to digital transformation.last_img read more

Poor share outlook forces Topland to scupper flotation

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London market skewed by council needs

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Arsenal hero Nigel Winterburn tells Unai Emery his three priority signings this summer

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery has been told his three priority signings (Picture: Getty)Nigel Winterburn says Arsenal manager Unai Emery needs to bolster his squad with a wide player, a central midfielder and a top-class defender this summer.The Gunners failed to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season after only winning one of their last five league fixtures.Arsenal can still qualify for the Champions League by winning the Europa League, however, and face domestic rivals Chelsea in the final at the end of the month.Emery was desperate to sign a defender in January and Gunners hero Winterburn says that is one of the three areas the Arsenal boss must target in the summer transfer window.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I’d like to see a pacy attacking wide player come to the club, potentially another midfield player and there is a lot being said about the need to restrengthen in defence,’ he told Love Sport Radio.‘But I think Unai Emery may be looking at the likes of Rob Holding, who had a fantastic six months and then picked up a serious knee injury.‘He was coming through and looking very, very consistent. It’s just a case of where Unai Emery feels he needs to strengthen.‘Everyone will say that defensively Arsenal haven’t been great again this season but it’s not just about the defence. It’s about when Arsenal do concede how quickly they get played through the lines. Advertisement Arsenal hero Nigel Winterburn tells Unai Emery his three priority signings this summer Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 14 May 2019 11:14 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares The Gunners will face Chelsea in the Europa League final (Picture: Getty)‘I’m quite excited about what’s going to happen to Arsenal next season and I’m very intrigued to see where Emery thinks Arsenal need strengthening.‘But my own thoughts are a wide player, another midfielder and potentially another centre-half.‘But I can’t see much more than that coming into the club because we’re hearing that Arsenal haven’t got a vast amount of money to spend.’Winterburn also says Emery’s first season at the Emirates has been a success. The Spaniard replaced French veteran Arsene Wenger as manager last summer.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘It’s already been a successful season for Arsenal in terms of changing manager and Unai Emery coming in,’ Winterburn added.‘This season for me was more about setting the squad. Yes, you want to try and qualify for the Champions League through league position but Arsenal have got to the Europa League final now.‘They really need to go and win that to secure the Champions League. But it’s been a success in terms of the change in management – that needed to happen – and it’s been an assessment season for Unai Emery.‘Then it’s about looking forward to what happens in the summer in terms of players leaving and players coming into the football club.’MORE: Sessegnon wants to work with Pochettino as Man Utd enter transfer race Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Dudgeon OWF Set for Inauguration

first_imgStatoil, Masdar and Statkraft are ready to officially open their Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the UK tomorrow, 22 November.Image source: Ole Jørgen Bratland/Statoil.The 402MW project, located some 32 kilometres off the coast of Norfolk, saw the last of its 67 Siemens 6MW wind turbines being installed in early September, with the entire wind farm producing electricity shortly after.Following the testing of the last turbines, the Dudgeon wind farm was fully commissioned and started delivering power to the grid in October. On 4 October, Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) announced that the final phase of the offshore wind farm had passed all of its Operational Conditions Precedent and started to receive Contracts for Difference (CfD) payments.The Dudgeon offshore wind farm was completed below the budget of GBP 1.5 billion that was set when the investment decision was made in 2014.Statoil and Masdar each hold a 35% share in the Dudgeon wind farm, with the remaining 30% being owned by Statkraft. This summer, Statktraft commenced the formal divestment processes for its share in the offshore wind farm, with the aim to complete the transaction early next year.Offshore WIND Stafflast_img read more

Serica intends to use Awilco rig for Rhum ops

first_imgOffshore drilling contractor Awilco Drilling has signed a letter of intent with Serica Energy for the provision of WilPhoenix rig for a one-well workover on the Rhum field offshore the UK. The program has an estimated duration of 45 to 70 days and will start between September 1 and October 30, 2020, Awilco said on Tuesday.The contract value is estimated between $7.8 million to $11.9 million.WilPhoenix is one of Awilco Drilling’s two enhanced pacesetter semi-submersibles and is equipped for drilling in water depths up to 1,200 ft.Awilco Drilling also has two new build rigs on order of Moss CS60 ECO MW design equipped for drilling in harsh environments, and independent options for additional two rigs of the same design.In late January 2020, Awilco also signed a letter of intent with an undisclosed operator for the provision of WilPhoenix in support of a three well plug & abandonment program.The program, with an estimated duration of 100 days, is expected to start in early May 2020.In related news, Serica in late January halted production on its Bruce, Keith, and Rhum fields due to issues on the Bruce platform in the UK North Sea.Also on Tuesday, Awilco posted revenues of $8.3 million for 4Q 2019, a decrease from revenues of $10.2 million in the same period of 2018. The company’s net loss deepened to $27 million from a loss of $24.2 million in 4Q 2018.last_img read more

Sipalay City drug users finish rehab program

first_imgLizares said the goal is to make all 17 barangays drug-cleared by the end of 2022. The CBRP is being implemented by the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council together with the Sipalay City Police Station, Department of the Interior and Local Government-Sipalay City, City Health Office, and the City Social Welfare and Development Office. Still, the mayor remains hopeful that the PDEA-Western Visayas will be able to conduct the validation of the two remaining villages by the end of the year. These 112 PWUDs hailed from barangays 1, 3, 4, Cabadiangan, Camindangan, Canturay, Cartagena, Mambaroto, Manlucahoc, and Nauhang. The three batches all came from 12 villages, therefore only the PWUDs from the five remaining barangays need to undergo the program. The latest 32 PWUDs, part of the third batch, are residents of Barangays 2 and Cayhagan. In a report on Monday, the city government said the latest group included 32 participants who completed the five-day program earlier this month.Mayor Maria Gina Lizares, who witnessed the graduation of the recent batch on July 17, said the rehabilitation program aims to prevent the PWUDs from returning to substance abuse. “We were supposed to hold on-site validation of the latest two barangays, but the pandemic has affected the schedules of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and our stakeholders,” she added. The city’s partners include the PDEA-Negros Occidental, Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office and the Negros Occidental Drug Rehabilitation Foundation Inc. (With a report from PNA/PN) Thirty-two persons who used drugs (PWUDs) complete their five-day Community-Based Rehabilitation Program in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental earlier this month. According to Mayor Maria Gina Lizares, the rehabilitation program aims to prevent the PWUDs from returning to substance abuse. NEGROS DAILY BULLETIN BACOLOD City – Some 144 persons who used drugs (PWUDs) have completed the Community-Based Rehabilitation Program (CBRP) in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental since the second half of 2019. Lizares said the restrictions brought by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic have brought negative effects to the city’s anti-drug abuse campaign. The first batch of 24 graduates completed the CBRP late last year while the remaining 88 comprised the second batch who attended and finished the sessions in the first quarter of this year.last_img read more

Some State Parks Closing Temporarily For Deer Reductions

first_imgSome area state parks will close temporarily to allow for controlled deer reductions in the coming weeks.The dates for the temporary closings are Nov. 18 and 19, and Dec. 2 and 3.Local state parks affected are Versailles, Clifty Falls, and Whitewater Memorial. The state parks will close to the general public the evening before each of the two efforts and reopen the morning after each two-day reduction.Only individuals drawn last September and those listed on their applications may participate in the reductions. There will be no standby drawings at those parks.Other state parks affected include Brown County, Chain O’ Lakes, Charlestown, Fort Harrison, Harmonie, Indiana Dunes, Lincoln, McCormicks Creek, Ouabache, Pokagon, Potato Creek, Prophetstown, Shades, Shakamak, Spring Mill, Summit Lake, and Tippecanoe.DNR Biologists evaluate which parks require a reduction each year based on habitat recovery and previous harvest rates at each park. The reductions help control browsing by deer to a level that helps maintain habitat throughout the sate parks for all plants and animals.Information on next year’s state park deer reductions, including online applications, will be available next summer at the DNR website. The application deadline is usually the end of August.last_img read more

Conservation districts awarded $900,000 to improve water quality

first_imgVersailles, In. — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the State Soil Conservation Board awarded more than $900,000 in matching grant funds to Indiana’s 92 Soil and Water Conservation Districts.Each district will receive approximately $10,000, which will be used to support their local conservation efforts.“Improving water quality takes considerable time, energy, but, especially, resources,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “I applaud the State Soil Conservation Board for making this funding available, as well as Indiana’s conservation districts for the work they’re doing to conserve our natural resources.”The funds were awarded through the Clean Water Indiana program, which is administered by the state’s conservation board. The program provides financial assistance to landowners and conservation groups that are working to reduce runoff from non-point sources of water pollution, whether it’s on agricultural land, urban areas or eroding streambanks.Once received, districts can use the funds to partner with other counties or address specific needs within their jurisdiction. Some examples may include participating in a cost share program, hiring staff, or providing technical assistance, education and training.“Each district and region has its own set of challenges, when it comes to the natural resource concerns they’re facing,” said Bruce Kettler, ISDA director. “This funding will allow them to expand their efforts, as they develop locally-driven solutions to address these problems.”Clean Water Indiana is managed by ISDA’s Division of Soil Conservation and funded by a portion of the state’s cigarette taxlast_img read more

Cahill enjoying life under Mourinho

first_img Press Association One of the reasons for Mata’s omission is the new demands Mourinho is making of the World Cup-winning Spain playmaker. He wants all of his players to defend and is deploying a higher line at the back. Cahill added: “He really expects you to defend and know where to be. Not just the back four, but everybody when we lose the ball. “I don’t mind playing higher. It’s difficult to play high against people with real, real pace. “(But) I’m quite comfortable with playing high and I think the lads are.” One player who will not be in the Chelsea line-up is Marco van Ginkel. The Holland midfielder has made just two appearances following his £8million move from Vitesse Arnhem and now faces six months of rehabilitation on a knee injury. The 20-year-old underwent surgery on Thursday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. If events on the touchline provide intrigue, so too will the team sheet submitted by Mourinho, who rather disingenuously suggested Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup encounter at Swindon was a chance for fringe players to win a first-team place. Mourinho has admitted he is uncertain of his best team, but whether Juan Mata has done enough to earn a place in the starting XI at White Hart Lane remains to be seen. It is likely the Portuguese will field what he considers to be his best side against a Spurs squad he believes are one of five teams who could challenge the Blues for the Barclays Premier League title. Fernando Torres, who scored one and made another at the County Ground to set up a fourth-round tie at Arsenal, could continue at striker, ahead of Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba. Gary Cahill is likely to remain at the heart of the defence, a position he has played in seven of Chelsea’s eight matches this term; the only one he did not start was the loss at Everton. Following successive losses at Goodison Park and to Basle in the Champions League, Cahill believes Chelsea have bounced back strongly. “It was a tough week, especially when we lost back to back,” Cahill told Chelsea TV. “But we’ve responded really well. Two wins, two clean sheets. Happy days at the minute.” In a master-versus-apprentice contest, Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea take on Andre Villas-Boas’ Tottenham in Saturday’s London derby. Much of the attention will be on Mourinho and his opposite number as Villas-Boas is not only a former Chelsea manager, but also worked with his fellow Portuguese at Porto, Stamford Bridge and Inter Milan. It will be the first time the pair have encountered each other in opposing dugouts after their relationship broke down in 2009. last_img read more

Fishermen Catch 13-Foot, 1,000-Pound Great White Shark Off Broward Coast

first_imgIronbound, the Great White Shark, Spotted Near South Florida A few charter boat fishermen looking to start the year with a good catch got quite the surprise on Wednesday.They snagged a great white shark off the coast of Broward.“We didn’t know what it was gonna be, but when we finally laid eyes on it, it was like seeing a unicorn,” says Josh Bieber. “We were just all blown away.”The group says they felt the boat starting to pull. Soon thereafter, they noticed a 13-foot great white shark that weighed over 1,000 pounds pulling on the other end of the line.“We were out there for probably a good three hours with not much activity, so we were just kind of floundering around, enjoying the sun,” Bieber adds. “Then, all of a sudden, pretty much the entire boat just started yanking, so we knew we hooked a big one.”The shark, which was about two miles off the coast, took nearly an hour to reel in. The fishermen took video and pictures and then let the shark go. They also placed a tag on the great white, so that others who catch the shark may will be able to follow its journey.Another great white shark, named Ironbound, has been spotted off the South Florida coast in recent days.last_img read more

Chinese wrestlers denied visas for Asian Championships

first_imgNew Delhi: Chinese wrestlers have been denied visas for the upcoming Asian Championships that will begin from Tuesday. Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) secretary Vinod Tomar confirmed to IANS that the 40-strong Chinese contingent, that was supposed to travel to the national capital for the continental tournament, have been denied visas.“They have not got the visas and there are no chances of them being able to participate in the tournament now,” Tomar said.India stopped issuing visas to Chinese nationals from January 15 in the wake of the crisis in the country that has arisen from the deadly and highly contagious coronavirus.Fearing repercussions for denying visas to wrestlers from certain countries in an Olympic year from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) or the wrestling world body United World Wrestling (UWW), the WFI had said on February 5 that it hopes Chinese and Pakistani wrestlers get visas for the Asian Championships.While the six-member contingent from Pakistan has got visas, doubts over the participation of the Chinese contingent increased when UWW staffer Li Ling was denied an Indian visa for the championships.On Sunday, the WFI secretary had said that any decision on the Chinese will be confirmed only on Monday but chances of them getting visas looked bleak. “Health is the priority and this virus is very dangerous. It is something that poses a danger to a lot of people because of which it has gained such international prominence,” he said. IANS Also Read: Pakistan wrestlers granted visas, wait and watch for China: WFIAlso Watch: Burglars breaks into a house in Lumding, steal 21-tola Gold and cash of Rs 45,000last_img read more

ICC World Cup Virat Kohli creates history by going past 11000 runs, India decimate Pakistan in World Cup

first_imgVirat Kohli achieved 10000 runs in 205 innings.Kohli has taken 54 innings quicker than Sachin Tendulkar in reaching 11000 runs.Kohli took 222 innings for the feat while Tendulkar took 276 innings. highlights New Delhi: Rohit Sharma stole the show in the ICC Cricket World Cup clash against Pakistan in Manchester with a brilliant century, his 24th overall and second in the 2019 edition of the tournament. However, trust Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team skipper and the number one batsman in world cricket to deliver a performance which was simply out of this world. Kohli is known to a freak when it comes to batting and in Manchester, he displayed his brilliance as he notched up not only a fifty but he broke a very special record.When Kohli went past 57 with a flick off Hasan Ali to the long leg fence, the right-hander reached 11000 runs in ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar had held the previous record by scoring 11000 runs in just 276 innings during the Kanpur ODI against England in 2002. Consider the enormity of Kohli’s feat.  Tendulkar took 276 innings while Kohli achieved it in just 222 innings, 54 innings quicker. The average of Kohli is over 60 while Tendulkar had an average of close to 45 at this stage. Kohli joined the likes of Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Sourav Ganguly and Jacques Kallis to reach 11000 runs in under 300 innings.The consistency of Kohli is remarkable. In October 2018, when he had played 205 innings, he had reached 10000 runs during the series against West Indies. Eight months later and 17 innings later, Kohli blasted a further 1000 runs as he continued to enhance his reputation as the ultimate run-making machine in the world.Kohli is already the fastest to 8000, 9000 and 10,000 runs in ODIs and he added yet another feather to his cap with his entry into the 11000. Rohit reached his milestone by cutting Shadab to the deep point fence for a single to bring up his century off just 85 balls. Rohit continued to rake in the records as he broke Virat Kohli’s mark of the highest individual score in World Cups against Pakistan, which was 107 in the 2015 World Cup in Adelaide.Pakistan has never won a World Cup contests against India ever since both teams started playing in 1992. In Sydney, India won their first encounter while they knocked Pakistan out in the quarterfinal of the 1996 World Cup. In 1999, they defeated Pakistan in the super six stages while in 2003, they registered a win in the league stages. In 2011, they knocked Pakistan out of the tournament with a win in the semi-final while in 2015, they won by a big margin in Adelaide.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

The Latest: Vikings owners give $5M+ to virus-related causes

first_imgNew York and New Jersey residents Zygi, Mark and Lenny Wilf announced Monday that the bulk of the money has been earmarked to support health care workers, the elderly, food banks, social service organizations and Jewish philanthropic causes in New York, New Jersey, Minnesota and Israel.Among the organizations receiving help are United Way Worldwide, the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, RWJBarnabas Health, Jewish Federations of North America, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Second Harvest Heartland, Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for Coronavirus and Vikings.1rmg.com.“We are focused on trying to provide as many resources as possible to meet their needs and assist some of the most vulnerable populations during this unprecedented time,” Vikings owner/chairman Zygi Wilf said.The family made an initial donation of $500,000 last month.United Way Worldwide is one of six national charitable organizations recommended by the NFL as part of its Draft-A-Thon fundraising campaign tied to this week’s NFL draft. Government officials and the presidents of the league and the federation met for nearly eight hours this weekend.The government says the league and the federation have agreed to use part of the money from soccer television rights to help other sports in Spain. It says they will also create a contingency fund of 10 million euros ($10.8 million) to aid more vulnerable athletes.___Contingency planning for the men’s Twenty20 World Cup will be among the topics for discussion when the heads of the top cricketing nations hold a specially convened meeting this week about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the sport.The chief executives of the International Cricket Council’s 12 full members and three associate representatives also will discuss the rescheduling of series, the program of future tours and the key factors behind the resumption of international cricket on Thursday’s conference call. Associated Press April 20, 2020 ___The Professional Fighters League has canceled its upcoming season because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to resume in spring 2021.The mixed martial arts promotion was expected to begin competition in May. The competition format includes a regular season, a postseason and a championship event, making it unique in MMA. Last year, the promotion staged six regular-season events, three playoff events and a championship event on New Year’s Eve.CEO Peter Murray says the PFL will pay its fighters a monthly cash stipend to help support them and their families throughout 2020.The 2021 season will be distributed on ESPN platforms in the U.S. and to 160 countries by the league’s international media partners. The PFL said it will produce new programming across ESPN and PFL platforms for the rest of this year. The Latest: Vikings owners give $5M+ to virus-related causes The T20 World Cup is scheduled for Oct. 18-Nov. 15 in Australia. It is cricket’s biggest global tournament this year and hasn’t yet been called off.ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney says the organization is continuing to “take advice from experts and authorities” about the T20 tournament.Sawhney says there is a need to “share knowledge and … build a deep understanding of what it will take to resume international cricket.”___The president of the German soccer federation says resuming league play will not mean taking resources away from healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.center_img ___The Spanish government says it has reached a deal with the country’s soccer league and federation for teams to return to practice.The government has not provided a timetable or given any other detail about when practice would resume. It says it will depend on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic and on decisions by health authorities.The government says strict protocols will have to be followed when teams begin training again. The Spanish league and the federation have created health protocols for the return to training.The league says the competition is not expected to resume until the end of May at the earliest and games will be in empty stadiums at first. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The family that owns the Minnesota Vikings has increased its donations to COVID-19-related causes to more than $5 million. Fritz Keller writes in Kicker magazine “we guarantee that resuming play … will not cause a burden for the healthcare system.”He adds that “there will be no use by sportspeople of testing capacity which would be missed elsewhere.”No top league games have been played since March 11.The German league has been more bullish than other major European competitions about the chances of resuming in May or June with widespread coronavirus tests for players. That push is partly driven by fears that several clubs face financial collapse without TV and sponsorship money.German state and local officials could potentially veto games in their areas. Keller says unified rules for soccer around the country would help clubs “quickly and without bureaucracy.” ___Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been using some of his spare time in lockdown to teach British kids how to speak Spanish.The Argentina international has been signed up by the BBC as part of its home-schooling initiative while educational establishments are closed during the coronavirus pandemic.Aguero is teaching kids how to count in Spanish. His lessons became available on a day kids in Britain would have usually returned to school after the Easter holidays.Aguero says “it’s a tough time for children at the moment, and also for parents trying to keep them focused on their education from home.” Aguero hasn’t played a competitive match since March 8 because soccer is shut down in England and across most of the world during the outbreak.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

The Latest: Southern Cal pauses football workouts

first_img August 26, 2020 Associated Press All fans will be required to wear masks and there will be a four-quadrant system in the 65,000-seat stadium to keep fans safely separated. The Browns will have pregame health screenings and fans will enter through a dedicated gate close to their seats before sitting in pods of 1 to 10 people.Several NFL teams already have they won’t have fans at their early season games.The Bengals announced Tuesday they won’t have fans for their season opener at Paul Brown Stadium on Sept. 13. They applied for an exemption to the state’s ban on large public gatherings, but it was turned down.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Southern California has paused the workouts of its football and men’s water polo teams until at least Monday after a combined eight positive COVID-19 tests in the programs. The Louisville track says it administered 1,823 tests to staff, horsemen and vendors from Aug. 19-24. From that group, there were 47 positive tests for a positivity rate of 2.58%.The track requires any individual allowed entrance to the stable area to take a COVID-19 test. Those who don’t pass the test or medical screening are denied entry and asked to isolate or quarantine.___Vanderbilt’s football team is back at practice after a coronavirus-caused stoppage, and coach Derek Mason says a couple of players remain in quarantine.Mason says the team had to stop practicing because a couple of Commodores tested positive for COVID-19. Vanderbilt canceled a practice Friday and wound up missing two practices before resuming work on the field Wednesday.center_img The Latest: Southern Cal pauses football workouts The school claims it determined through contact tracing that all eight athletes contracted the virus off campus. The athletes have been isolated.USC will conduct another round of COVID-19 testing for both programs this week. During the school’s previous five weeks of testing, the football, men’s water polo, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball programs had returned just one combined positive test.___Ahead of next week’s Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs says there have been 47 positive tests for COVID-19. The coach says that allowed them to do contact tracing and check what areas they can be better at when dealing with a pandemic. Mason says the stoppage offered a good reminder for players to take care of one another, a message he believes they got loud and clear. Vanderbilt is scheduled to open the season on Sept. 26 with a game at Texas A&M.___The Cleveland Browns still don’t know if they’ll have fans at games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But in case they do, the team sent a letter to season ticket holders outlining plans and protocols that will be in place at FirstEnergy Stadium.There is still a chance the Browns will have a “limited amount of fans” when they open at home on Sept. 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals. The team recently presented its “Responsible Restart Plan” to the city and Ohio state health departments and is awaiting approval.last_img read more

TENNIS : Orange looks to fix road struggles as 8-game away swing looms on slate

first_imgAlessondra Parra symbolizes the collective struggles of the Syracuse tennis team playing at home compared to on the road.Parra, SU’s former No. 1 singles player who is now slotted at the No. 2 position, is 5-2 in singles play in the friendly confines of the Drumlins Tennis Center. Compare that to an unimpressive 1-3 on the road.‘Whenever I play an away match — or even home match for that matter — but particularly an away match,’ Parra said, ‘I have to do things better.’Though Syracuse has impressed in home matches this season, it struggles on the road. The Orange is 7-0 at Drumlins but just 2-2 elsewhere.As a team, the Orange has won 19 consecutive matches at Drumlins. However, SU coach Luke Jensen knows for his team to achieve its goal of winning the Big East tournament, the Orange must learn to win on the road.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘There really isn’t a change of mindset,’ Jensen said of preparing for road matches. ‘It’s a change of scenery. It’s so much easier when you can roll out of bed, and you’re a bicycle ride away from where you’re competing.’The Big East tournament takes place in South Bend, Ind., nearly 600 miles from SU.The junior Parra recognizes her team needs to improve on the road. She believes the team must not let all the complications of a road match get in the way of the team’s goal: returning to Syracuse with a victory.And that starts with her individual preparation.‘I have to plan ahead,’ she said. ‘I have to get everything in line, so that I know that I’m ready to walk onto the court and win.’The Orange clearly did not have everything in line on Jan. 29 when it lost to Maryland 0-7. SU also struggled on Feb. 20 when it fell to Boston 1-6.Parra was adamant those matches were lost due to tactical and executional inefficiencies. She said SU would have lost regardless of location.Jensen disagreed and said the two results would have been different if the Orange played at home.‘It definitely would’ve been different,’ Jensen said. ‘No doubt about it. The road is the problem. We’ve got to go out there and (win away matches).’Jensen’s squad knows it has only a little time to solve this problem. Syracuse begins an eight-game road trip on March 15, when it takes on Southern California. It will also face formidable opponents in San Diego State and William & Mary.For junior Emily Harman, the road stretch is crucial. Excluding Thursday’s home match against Cornell and an April 22 bout with Connecticut, these eight matches will be SU’s last before the Big East tournament.‘Whether we win or lose, it’s definitely going to build our confidence going into the tournament,’ Harman said. ‘It’ll give us really good experience and set us up for what we will see at the tournament.’For Jensen, the trip will be telling. If the Orange can string together some wins away from home, Jensen believes his team has a legitimate chance of winning the Big East tournament.This road trip will be the last of a series of challenges Jensen scheduled for his team. It will push the team toward peaking for the Big East tournament, one of Jensen’s goals.Earlier in the season, SU played a doubleheader. The weekend after, the Orange played matches in three consecutive days.‘It’s all designed (for the players) to be challenged before the big matches really start,’ Jensen said. ‘Before the Big East tournament and the NCAA tournament.’Even if it is physically prepared, the Orange won’t be at its finest if it isn’t in the right mindset.Harman knows if the team wants to make a run at the title, it must be confident playing away from home. As of Wednesday, Jensen’s squad has 50 days until the tournament begins to gain that confidence.‘Tennis is all about confidence,’ Harman said. ‘You have to have it. And if you don’t have it, you might as well walk off the court.’[email protected] Published on March 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Here’s what the Lakers’ design for 127th Rose Parade looks like

first_imgThe 30-foot-tall, 18-foot-wide and 55-foot-long float is designed by Charles Meier and built by Paradiso Parade Floats. The float will also feature 20,000 Florigene Moonlite carnations and Kerio roses to complement the Lakers’ purple and gold colors. Few anticipate the Lakers will host a championship parade along downtown Los Angeles next June. But the Lakers will take part in another parade, announcing Tuesday the franchise will have a float in the 127th Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. The Lakers said the front of the float will feature unnamed guests with a replica of the NBA championship trophy, while Laker Girls will perform alongside the float. A large animated basketball will sit at the center of the float, which will spin while circling the rim to simulate the final seconds of a close game. Fireworks and streamers will the be fired from the base of the hoop, which will also have 16 stars to represent the number of championships the Lakers have won in their 67-year-old history. • RELATED: How will Kobe Bryant fare in his 20th NBA season? The rear of the float also will feature Kobe Bryant’s jersey as well as those for the nine retired ones: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Gail Goodrich, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Jerry West, Jamaal Wilkes and James Worthy. The shape of the rear platform has also been constructed to convey rippling water in homage to the Lakers’ origins in Minneapolis. “The Rose Parade is a timeless tradition on New Year’s Day and the Lakers are enthusiastic to celebrate the start of 2016 with the rest of the country in this fashion,” Lakers President Jeanie Buss said in a statement. “Our entry into the Rose Parade is the first of its kind for an NBA team, and we’re looking forward to joining the spirited festivities.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Conway Springs girls pick up huge upset win over Douglass, other Sumner County scores

first_imgCALDWELL: S. Schmitz 1, Stuewe 6, Barkley 6, Ohnemiller 6, Arnett 11. Douglass — S. Dressler 8, C. Munroe 7, K. Gibson 5, S. Hajdukovich 3, S. Veesart 2, S. Wright 2, K. Banos 1 Conway4111111—37 Douglass — S. Nethercot 10, B. Caster 8, C. Banos 7, R. Fraley 5, J. Turner 3, P. Henke 1, J. Turner 1 Warriors1914219—63 WICHITA HOMESCHOOL: Swimmer 6, Tibbits 11, Brasfield 2, Warner 1, R. Tibbets 24. Total: 14 (4) 10-15 50. Caldwell2013138—54 Warriors: J. Masterson 3, Roberts 7, Peffly 8, T.J. Masterson 7, Turner 12, Wiginton 7, McClure 9, Lallement 10. Sumner Newscow report — Conway Springs girls pull off a huge upset win over Douglass… Wichita Homeschool triumphant over South Haven and more Tuesday night Sumner County basketball action.••••Girls: Conway Springs 37 Douglass 28Conway Springs girls make a huge statement against Douglass. Lady Cards hold Bulldogs to 7 points in first half. Douglass was 5-1 going in and ranked No. 3 in Class 3A.  SOUTH HAVEN: Monica Harris 12, Deborah Morrison 4, Chloie Ralls 7, Paige Turek 2, Baylee Tanner 8, Dezaray Blaylock 3, Mikayla Hawkins 10. Totals 18 (0) 10-21 46. Norwich781710—42 Douglass251011—28 Belle Plaine1310115—39 Independent236158—52 South Haven: Browning 2, Pounds 13, Harris 3, Roy 6, Carner 6. Conway Springs — M. Leddy 12, D. Murphy 10, N. Barkley 9, J. Dugan 5, D. Sones 4, G. Bellar 4, Z. Barkley 3, J. Winter 2 South Haven61158—30 Independent — C. Taylor 16, C. Eikleberry 14, S. Williams 12, W. Chandler 8, C. Sevier 5, C. Springer 5, A. Riedmiller 3, M. Brzon 3, L. Banta 2, C. Barnett 2, B. Wood 2, Chase 2 S Haven6151015—46 Wichita Homeschool 50 South Haven 46Tough loss for South Haven, which led 31-24 going into fourth quarter. W. Independent 75 Belle Plaine 39Independent scored 45 points in first half. NORWICH: Stephens 11, Berry 5, Garrison 8, Schroeder 6, Kell9, Coykendall 3.center_img Boys:Conway Springs 49 Douglass 35Cardinal boys break four-game losing streak. Belle Plaine63810—27 Independent — E. Jarvis 10, A. Coccetella 9, A. Valmont 7, K. Woods 6, M. Perales 4, C. Schrage 4, J. Dougherty 4, D. Medrano 2, S. Phillips 2, R. Jackson 2, A. Kolbeck 2 Caldwell 54 Norwich 23Caldwell opens with 20-4 first quarter lead and never looks back. Belle Plaine — B. Gooch 11, T. Balsters 8, T. Balsters 7, P. Nolan 5, B. Happy 3, L. Callanan 2, C. Happy 2 Norwich 42 Caldwell 26Caldwell keeps this close early, but Eagles eventually pull away in second half. Douglass68147—35 Follow us on Twitter. Conway Springs — S. Echelberry 18, A. Carter 11, E. Ebenkamp 2, K. Jones 2, E. Barkley 2, L. Pauly 2 W. Homeschool3101126—50 Independent 52 Belle Plaine 27Independent rips this game open early. Caldwell7496—26 CALDWELL: Lee 6, Halling 18, Brown 2, Ward 19, Kendrick 5, Wenzel 4. Conway10111612—49 Belle Plaine — B. Balzer 12, C. Kimble 5, E. Kirkpatrick 4, K. Ast 3, D. Smith 2, A. Hamersky 1 Independent18271812—75 Wichita Homeschool 63 South Haven 30Homeschool takes 19-6 first quarter lead and eventually doubles up on Cardinals. Norwich4784—23 NORWICH: Roe 5, Boll 7, Allender 3, Payne 2, Poe 4, Mace 2. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Chelsea capable of the ‘incredible’ to spring Barca surprise – Conte

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes the English champions can do “something incredible” by knocking Barcelona out of the Champions League at the Camp Nou on March 14, despite blowing a lead to draw the first leg of their last-16 tie 1-1.Willian gave reason to a bold team selection from Conte on Tuesday by putting the English champions ahead just after the hour mark, having also hit the woodwork twice before half-time.However, Barca pounced on a very rare Chelsea mistake on the night as Andres Iniesta intercepted a slack pass by Andreas Christensen and squared for Lionel Messi to slot home his first goal in nine appearances against Chelsea. “We’re talking about a player he’s only 21. It’s great that he can play this game with this maturity. I am very happy. For me he was one of the best players tonight.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 “We must be realistic. We are talking about Barcelona. They show tonight to be a strong, fantastic team,” said Conte.center_img “We have showed that if we are ready to work very hard together defensively, but continue to have the right feeling when you win the ball when you have the chance to score, we can try to do something incredible at the Nou Camp.”Conte named a front three without a recognised centre-forward with Willian and Pedro Rodriguez either side of Eden Hazard, while the 21-year-old Christensen started in place of club captain Gary Cahill.And Conte refused to pin the blame on the inexperienced Dane for conceding.“I think it was a great performance, an incredible performance,” added Conte.last_img read more

‘Hero’ Drotske gives thumbs-up after robbery horror

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Former hooker Drotske was an unused substitute in the 1995 Rugby World Cup final won by hosts South Africa against greatest rivals New Zealand in Johannesburg.Capped 26 times by South Africa, he was the first choice four years later when they finished third in defence of the title in England.Drotske played for and coached the Bloemfontein-based Free State Cheetahs in the domestic Currie Cup and southern hemisphere Super Rugby competitions.He also spent two seasons as a player with the London Irish club. Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Former Springbok World Cup winner and Super Rugby coach Naka Drotske was pictured Saturday making a thumbs-up sign from his hospital bed after being shot during an armed robbery.The 47-year-old was wounded in the abdomen and arm late Thursday at the home of his brother near Pretoria when he charged at three intruders, two of whom were armed.After being rushed to hospital, Drotske was initially listed as “critical” but a hospital spokesperson confirmed to AFP Saturday that he was now “stable”.Many on social media hailed Drotske as a “hero” for tackling the three men and pushing them out of the house.Drotske was shot three times during the melee and suffered a severe loss of blood while being rushed to hospital.None of the other five people in the house, including former Springbok prop Os du Randt, were injured.Police said Friday they were questioning two men but no arrests had been made.last_img read more

Princess Cup aims to put Thai equestrianism on the map

first_imgThe competition will begin on November 22 with an official opening ceremony presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha,Spectators and equestrian aficionados are welcome to attend. For directions to the venue, visit: www.princesscupthailand.com. The Princess Cup Thailand 2017 takes place in Bangkok from Nov. 22-26. (Photo courtesy Princess Cup Thailand)Tourism and Sports Minister Kopkarn Watthanawa­rangkura announced earlier this week that preparations for the upcoming Princess Cup Thailand 2017 are now in full swing.In her capacity as the president of the tournament’s organizing committee, Ms Kopkarn said the show-jumping and dressage event, supported by Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, will be held from November 22-26 at the 29th Royal Stable Unit in Bangkok.  The Princess is the chairperson of the event’s Management and Policy Committee.The Sports Minister also revealed that this year’s Princess Cup aims to improve and develop equestrian skills at the local level and raise them to meet international standards, as well as to promote equestrianism and eventing among Thai people.  There are five competition categories at the Princess’s Cup 2017: dressage, jumping, eventing, best groom and best farrier.The Princess’s Cup event has been held four times previously, in 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2016.  However, this year’s event is special because there will be international equestrians competing in various categories for the first time.  Moreover, representatives from the diplomatic corps and international organizations in Thailand will also be participating in the event, to help promote the Princess’s Cup’s on the global stage.last_img read more

Louie Alas: Wherever Kevin wants to be, we’ll support him

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Louie Alas gets wish with Alaska winning and son Kevin playing wellThe renewed partnership between the two had floated the moment the elder Alas was appointed as the new head coach of Phoenix, replacing Ariel Vanguardia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut Louie admits but that’s far from his mind, knowing how satisfied his son is with his team.“My wife [Liza] and I will support Kevin wherever he’s happy,” said Louie in Filipino Thursday at SportsIQ, Inquirer’s omniplatform sports talk show. “He’s very happy right now with NLEX and of course with his girlfriend Selina [Dagdag].” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Basketball is part of Alas family cultureWith his new capacity, he has the power to make a move to acquire his son, but Louie doesn’t want to hinder Kevin’s development in NLEX where he has flourished under head coach Yeng Guiao.Kevin ended the PBA Governors’ Cup with averages of 14.27 points, 6.18 rebounds, and 2.91 assists per game.READ: No reunion for Alas, son at Phoenix “He’s happy in NLEX. As for us, we’ll always be behind him,” said Louie. “If he tells me ‘dad I want to play for you’ maybe I’ll make a move but I see that he’s super comfortable in his team and with coach Yeng.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? The Alas Family: Kevin, Liza, Louie, Kieffer, Kenneth and Kristoffer. Photo from Kevin Alas’ social media accounts.The father-son duo of Louie Alas and Kevin Alas had become synonymous with Letran from 2009 until 2013 when the Knights flourished as contenders for the title.It’s been almost four years since the two donned the same colors, with Kevin playing for Rain or Shine, TNT, and now NLEX in the PBA and father Louie serving as an assistant for Alaska.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Down to his last five years of coaching, Louie Alas gets opportunity of a lifetime Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Angels, Weaver going slow

first_img“I thought I did everything they told me to,” Weaver said. “I guess I took a little too much time off. Other than that, everything was good.” Brandon Wood finally is getting a chance to take some ground balls at third base, but it might be a little presumptuous to say he can beat out Chone Figgins for the opening day job. The power-hitting shortstop, ranked as the Angels’ No. 1 prospect by Baseball America, will begin fielding drills at third base today. He took ground balls with the middle infielders Wednesday. “If it works out and he can play third base, to have that kind of bat coming up and having a position for him is something that could help us and is something that’s going to be big for our depth,” manager Mike Scioscia said. “We’re not giving up on his ability to play shortstop and I think that’s important.” Wood had 25 home runs last season to give him 66 home runs the last two seasons. Add to that 14 home runs he hit in the Arizona Fall League after the 2005 season. “I think you realize that you don’t have any control over where you play or the changes and the moves that might happen,” Wood said. “The only thing you have control over is how hard you play. I think that’s pretty much what everybody does until you hear something different.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TEMPE, Ariz. – Left-hander Joe Saunders knows exactly what Jered Weaver is going through with shoulder soreness. Like Weaver did after last season, Saunders tried giving his arm a long break one off-season. That was in the winter of 2002 after Saunders’ first professional season. After pitching a full season at Virginia Tech in 2002, Saunders was drafted by the Angels in the first round and finished that summer pitching at Provo, Utah and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He gave himself 2 months off after the season, and when he resumed throwing he realized he had some muscle atrophy in his shoulder. Instead of trying to rebuild muscle, Saunders tried to pitch through the pain and caused serious damage. He didn’t pitch in 2003 as he rehabbed rotator cuff and labrum damage. center_img It helps explain why the Angels have been so cautious with Weaver at the start of camp. Weaver said Wednesday he underwent strength tests on the shoulder with seven of the nine tests coming back positive. That means there will be more long toss days before he throws his first bullpen session. “There is a series of little things they can do with (your) arms and how to hold it and then put it through the computer and (get) the percentage of how much better the right arm is than the left arm,” Weaver said. “There were two of them what I was like three percent better and they want at least 10 percent better.” Weaver had a long-toss session Wednesday and still says he is on schedule to start the season on time. “They want about five or six bullpens and about three or four starts, so if I stay on schedule and everything keeps going the way it’s going, then I think I should be ready,” he said. As for general manager Bill Stoneman’s assessment Tuesday that Weaver should have done more this winter, Weaver seemed surprised at that critique. last_img read more

Madagascar tongue-twisters tackle Tunisia for semis place

first_img0Shares0000Madagascar midfielder Anicet Andrianantenaina (R) tackles Democratic Republic of Congo forward Elia Meschak during an Africa Cup of Nations last-16 match in Egypt © AFP / Giuseppe CACACECAIRO, Egypt, Jul 10 – Before the Africa Cup of Nations kicked off in Egypt last month, Madagascar were best known for the tongue-twisting surnames of players such as Anicet Andrianantenaina and Charles Andriamahitsinoro.Now, 20 days into the biennial tournament, the Indian Ocean islanders have stunned three-time champions Nigeria and are preparing to face Tunisia on Thursday in the last quarter-final. While France-born coach Nicolas Dupuis insists “the team is the star”, midfielder Andrianantenaina and forward Andriamahitsinoro have caught the eye.Bulgaria-based Andrianantenaina was among the 11 footballers chosen by a Confederation of African Football (CAF) panel as the best in the 36-match group phase.Andriamahitsinoro, who plays for a Saudi Arabian club, made the substitutes’ list in the group ‘dream team’, and his two goals have put him in contention for the Golden Boot award.“The coach is correct to say the team is the star and, sometimes, an individual will stand out when we need him to. That is our strength,” explained Andriamahitsinoro.He stands out on the field because he has blond dyed hair and is tall in a squad of mostly medium-height footballers.Tunisia coach Alain Giresse says his first target of a last-eight place has been achieved, adding: “We are capable of lifting the trophy 15 years after doing so for the first time.”Here, AFP Sport looks at Thursday’s last-eight matches as Algeria face the Ivory Coast in a clash of former champions before Madagascar meet 2004 winners Tunisia.Madagascar v TunisiaThe countries have met competitively only twice with Tunisia winning 1-0 at home and 2-0 away in 2002 World Cup qualifying.Since then, Tunisia hosted and won a Cup of Nations while Madagascar became so weak that the Democratic Republic of Congo went to Antananarivo three years ago and won a qualifier 6-1.Madagascar forward Charles Andriamahitsinoro (B) tussles for possession with Democratic Republic of Congo midfielder Jacques Maghoma during an Africa Cup of Nations last-16 match in Egypt © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOBut while unimpressive Tunisia reached the quarter-finals with four straight draws — a penalty shootout win over Ghana was officially classified as a draw — Madagascar blossomed.Apart from the 2-0 triumph over African powerhouses Nigeria, they defeated fellow debutants Burundi and held Guinea and DR Congo playing eye-pleasing football.Should Madagascar eliminate vastly more experienced Tunisia, they will become the first Cup of Nations debutants since South Africa in 1996 to reach the semi-finals.Algeria v Ivory CoastThis clash extends one of the great rivalries in the tournament with the Ivorian Elephants winning three and the Algerian Desert Foxes two of seven previous meetings.Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez (third right) celebrates after scoring against Guinea in the last 16 match © AFP / Khaled DESOUKIWhen they last met, in a 2015 quarter-final, Ivory Coast triumphed 3-1 with Serey Die part of the winning team while the losing line-up included Riyad Mahrez.The midfielders, who have contrasting roles with Die primarily a destroyer and Mahrez a creator, captain the teams in Suez four years later.Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi believes his team, the only survivors with a 100 percent record in Egypt, can go all the way, saying: “It does not cost anything to be ambitious.”Rival coach Ibrahim Kamara is saying little during this Cup of Nations while a side boasting star attackers like Nicolas Pepe, Jonathan Kodjia and Wilfried Zaha has yet to sparkle.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Spurs stadium ‘within touching distance’ of green light, update due soon

first_img NEW ERA How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won possible standings Jim White announced on talkSPORT: “Apart from one aspect of the project everything is complete.“The sliding pitch has been tested, and it’s complete. They’re all good with the roof, the seats, the museum is ready, offices are brand spanking new, ready to be occupied. Everything is there and ready but last Monday the 13th of the month, proved to be unlucky for the club.“A contractor’s report showed a problem with critical safety systems. This involves the ability to evacuate the building safely, the PA system, and the fire alarm system, which has to be working, but there were a number of unexpected installation errors when it was tested.“And I stress, that was only discovered last Monday, not before. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ALTERED 4 “A spokesman at Tottenham this morning tells me, ‘we ask again for the fans’ patience, we hit an unforeseen hurdle in the home straight but now we’re so close to going in we assure the supporters of Tottenham it is going to be worth it.’“So let me finish on a few positives this morning. So keen are the contractors and the club to get this over the line 3,800 people are working 24/7 at the stadium. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? revealed How the inside of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium looked at 11am on Wednesday, August 22. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT predicted How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 possible standings “So Tottenham made provisions with extra games at Wembley and this morning I am told that although they are within touching distance of announcing it, the club still cannot say, hand on heart, when the first game inside the new stadium will actually be.“The club is devastated by the news but, of course, that system has got to work. It’s as simple as that, without one, let alone a few, installation errors. It cannot work without being absolutely fool proof.“I have to stress this was totally unexpected to the football club. The testing for this work was completed a long time ago, 18 months ago, but clearly, according to Tottenham, the workmanship in this area has not been good enough. It has let them down. The club feels let down as a result and is totally reliant on the contractors sorting it out.” no dice 4 silverware SORRY gameday cracker And White added a resolution may be on the way in the foreseeable future, although supporters are urged to remain patient.He continued: “Tottenham will get another update today and they are waiting to hear at any time that a green light can be given for the opening of the new stadium.“Although they have to remain cautious and although they have to get it right, until they get it right they cannot put a timescale on it. And I totally understand that.“But at the very top of the club there is a massive feeling of disappointment that the contractors let down the football club and has, in turn, let down the fans. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City smart causal 4 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Latest Premier League News Tottenham Hotspur fans must watch games against Liverpool and Cardiff City at Wembley. whoops How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? tense England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is coming under fire following their new stadium’s delays. Most Popular Premier League News Spurs supporters have been left furious by the uncertainty surrounding the date when they will be able to move into their new home after testing revealed ‘issues with the critical safety systems’.But it appears fans may have some positive news shortly as further testing is ongoing and contractor Mace has put boots on the ground to correct the faults which were found. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update gameday White Hart Lane has been demolished and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium built over the top of it. Tottenham Hotspur are ‘within touching distance’ of confirming when their new stadium will open, according to talkSPORT presenter Jim White.The recent troubles saw the club relocate matches with Liverpool and Cardiff City to Wembley, when the former game was set to open the new arena on September 15.Meanwhile, there is no set ground for their home match against Manchester City in late October, leading some opposition fans to demand a points deduction if they use a third stadium. REVEALED 4 REVEALED latest smart causal huge blow Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures “The price of the stadium hasn’t gone up. The stadium comes in at between £400million and £450million but with the hotel, the museum and everything else that goes with it the figure is closer to £800million. And I know for a fact it’s being paid for by club resources and bank finance. It’s all done, all in place.“The contractors, Mace, have come to us with a statement and said: ‘The contractor recognises the problem and acknowledges the problem and they are working day and night to sort it’.”last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL is amongst the worst counties in Ireland for uninsured motorists, a newspaper report claims today.John Casey, The Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland Chief Executive, told Foinse today that the majority of the cases occurred in Dublin, Cork and Limerick cities.“Border counties such as Donegal and Louth are also problem areas,” he tells today’s edition of the Irish language newspaper Foinse, inside the Irish Independent. The report says law-abiding motorists are picking up a shocking €60m annual bill for illegal drivers,.The costs relate to the compensation paid to victims of crashes caused by illegal drivers; €40m for uninsured drivers and a further €18m for hit and run motorists.Although the tab is picked up by the motor insurance industry, it’s ultimately law-abiding drivers who foot the bill.Read this story in full in today’s Foinse which comes free with the Irish Independent. More information: www.foinse.ie DONEGAL AMONGST THE WORST IN COUNTRY FOR NON-INSURED DRIVERS was last modified: July 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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

Valencia ready for big tennis test

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week After cruising through their first three matches, third-seeded Campbell Hall (14-4) and second-seeded Valencia (20-2) will finally meet today in a 2 p.m. match at Valencia High. It will be the second time in three seasons the teams have met in the semifinals, with Campbell Hall winning 15-3 in 2003 on its way to its first division title. “If we’re going to do it, this is our year to finally push through and get past this round,” said Valencia coach Annie Kellogg, whose team lost 12-6 at Brentwood in last year’s semifinals. “We won the coin flip, so it’s great for them to be able to play at home. It’s an awesome opportunity. “They want it badly. They’ve had a taste of it in the past, so they definitely want to take that next step.” Valencia defeated host Great Oak of Temecula 13-5 in Tuesday’s quarterfinals, relying on seven victories in doubles and another sweep from senior Cassie Strange. Campbell Hall eliminated Long Beach Wilson with a 10-8 triumph, led by a combined nine wins in singles from Katarina Reveche, Michelle Sulahian and Alison Wagner. Reveche, Sulahian and Wagner have won all 27 of their sets in the playoffs. Valencia’s doubles teams have won 25 of 27. Kristin Anderson and Monique Palmera, along with Carissa Eisler and Alessandra Horii, suffered their first losses of the postseason Tuesday, both by 6-4 scores. It’s a matchup of Valencia’s strength in doubles versus Campbell Hall of North Hollywood’s dominance in singles. It’s Valencia’s senior-laden lineup against Campbell Hall’s talented underclassmen. And it’s Campbell Hall, the two-time defending Southern Section Div. III champion, trying to reach another final, while Valencia – making its third consecutive semifinal appearance – is aiming for its first appearance in the title match. Since the beginning of the season, the teams – both with Vikings as their nickname – anticipated a matchup at some point in November. They just didn’t know if it would be in the semifinals or the final. Valencia’s doubles lineup has been bolstered by the addition of Alexa Strange, who teamed with Lehren MacKay to sweep three sets against Great Oak. Strange had been sidelined for the majority of Foothill League play with an ankle injury. “Alexa has a big serve and a big return, and Lehren just runs around and tracks all the balls down,” Kellogg said. “And when Alexa’s up at the net, she provides a presence.” The pivotal matchups will be Cassie Strange against Wagner in singles, and all three of Valencia’s doubles teams against Campbell Hall’s No. 1 tandem of Julia Bruckner and Hannah Moss. The division championship match is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Claremont Club against the winner of top-seeded Brentwood and unseeded Viewpoint of Calabasas. Brentwood, Campbell Hall and Viewpoint all compete in the Olympic League. Erik Boal, (818) 713-3607 [email protected] 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


first_imgDDTV: A Donegal man had to overcome a series of awkward obstacles after leaving his best man speech at home!If Leroy Barrett wasn’t nervous enough already about his best man speech the realisation that he had forgotten it at home and its implications led to widespread panic. Thankfully, two of the groomsmen joined Leroy in an effort to ensure he avoided any problems on his way back home to get his all important speech.However, after a run on a Massey Ferguson, numerous runs through fields and hurdling over fences, a few pints and a few halves and an encounter with the law the Raphoe lads eventually made it back in time!Simply click play on the video above to watch and enjoy.The video was made by Paul Doherty.  DDTV: WATCH HILARIOUS VIDEO AS BEST MAN EMBARKS ON CRAZY ADVENTURE AFTER FORGETTING HIS SPEECH was last modified: June 2nd, 2015 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:Best ManDDTVFeaturesnewsWedding Speechlast_img read more

49ers’ Dwight Clark the focus of new NFL Network profile

first_imgLate 49ers legend Dwight Clark will be the subject of “A Football Life” profile premiering on the NFL Network at 5 p.m. PT Friday on the NFL Network.The hour-long program, produced by NFL Films, features Clark’s final on-camera interview, as well as interviews with former teammates, including Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Roger Craig, Brent Jones and Keena Turner. Also interviewed: former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo and team president Carmen Policy, wife Kelly Clark and others.Among …last_img read more

You Have Motorized Sunscreens in Your Eyeballs

first_imgThe pain of walking suddenly into a bright light sets up an amazing reaction, according to EurekAlert.  An alarm is sent to the fire station in the retinal cell.  There, protein firefighters hop onto a motorized shuttle on the molecular railway, and once firmly attached, are ferried swiftly to the scene of danger.  There, they shut off the energy flow which, if left untreated, could cause temporary blindness.  Here’s how the Johns Hopkins press release words it:Building on their previous work showing that specific proteins in eye cells are redistributed in response to bright light, the Johns Hopkins team now reports how a key protein called arrestin is shuttled from a “holding area” where it binds and calms a light-detecting protein.  Writing in the July 7 issue of Neuron, the team says arrestin is moved around by a tiny molecular motor, called myosin, which travels along the “train tracks” of the cell’s internal skeleton.This chemical reaction is separate from the muscular constriction of the iris that also automatically responds to the brightness of incoming light.Wonder how many lucky accidents it took to put this system together.  Biology is beautiful when you take the Darwin dark glasses off.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Evolution to the Rescue for Abused Ape

first_imgThe UK Guardian reports that Austrian courts are being asked to grant human status to an ape to allow it to sue a company for importing it into Austria for medical research.  In 1999, New Zealand granted “non-human hominid” status to apes to protect them from maltreatment, but this case attempts to give full human rights to apes to allow them to initiate their own lawsuits.  Animal rights advocates base their case on the similarity of humans to apes:One of their central arguments will be that a chimpanzee’s DNA is 96 – 98.4 per cent similar to that of humans – closer than the relationship between donkeys and horses.  They will cite recent findings that wild apes hunt with home-made spears [2/01/2007] and can fight battles and make peace.Activists are trying to ditch the “species barrier” that allows such discrimination.  The article quotes Sommer, an evolutionary anthropologist, saying: “It’s untenable to talk of dividing humans and humanoid apes because there are no clear-cut criteria – neither biological, nor mental, nor social.’”Having rejected the Biblical account of man being created in God’s image, it is easy for animal rights activists to claim that there are no clear-cut criteria between apes and humans.  Given the logical starting place of evolution, such a deduction follows.  Unfortunately, because evolution is trusted as science instead of philosophy, a large number of people have bought into the whole package.  This one is based on flawed statistics.  The 98% similarity figure, often echoed in the news media, is both false and misleading (09/23/2002, 10/25/2002, 08/22/2006).  Depending on what parts of the genome are compared, you can derive almost any figure you want    The Animal Rights movement is a study in itself, but Wikipedia gives us a brief introduction:Animal rights, also known as animal liberation, is the movement to protect non-human animals from being used or regarded as property by humans.  It is a radical social movement insofar as it aims not only to attain more humane treatment for animals, but also to include species other than human beings within the moral community by giving their basic interests � for example, the interest in avoiding suffering – the same consideration as those of human beings.  The claim is that animals should no longer be regarded legally or morally as property, or treated as resources for human purposes, but should instead be regarded as legal persons.Protecting animals is one thing, but giving them human legal status is quite another.  We all support the idea of protecting animals from abuse, but leveraging that support into a law to humanize animals is a bit out of bounds.  Nowhere in the Bible is there any indication that God holds animals to a moral standard.  The application of moral standards to animals is a result of the evolutionary doctrine that we are just smart animals.  Notice that their use of “morally” in the above quote is applied only to humans, not animals.  We know from experience that animals do not behave morally, and we have no expectation that they will.  How then can they be included in the “moral community”?  We are the moral community, not animals    Wikipedia continues with an interesting statistic that does not bode well for our legal future as humans, and sheds some light on the ultimate Animal Rights goals:Animal law courses are now taught in 79 out of 180 United States law schools, and the idea of extending personhood to animals has the support of some senior legal scholars, including Alan Dershowitz and Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School.  The Seattle-based Great Ape Project is campaigning for the United Nations to adopt a Declaration on Great Apes, which would see gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees and bonobos included in a “community of equals” with human beings, extending to them the protection of three basic interests: the right to life, the protection of individual liberty, and the prohibition of torture.  This is seen by an increasing number of animal rights lawyers as a first step toward granting rights to other animals.When rights are granted to the Great Apes, will they be expected to abide by them?  Will chimpanzees be expected to respect the rights of monkeys, and stop eating them?  When rights are granted to “other animals” will wolves be expected to stop killing and eating deer, which have as much right to life as they do?  Will the United Nations pass a motion censoring wolves for their disregard of the rights of deer?  This should raise some red flags in the minds of evolutionists that perhaps their logical train of thought is about to derail, but we shouldn’t hold out too much hope.  Morality is a human trait.  You can’t apply such a thing as the prohibition of torture to animals.  They don’t even understand the concept.  They are not sentient.  They are not morally responsible.  They are not made in the image of God.    —DK(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img 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Safari vehicles boost tour guide project

first_img15 April 2011 Eight Limpopo villagers who have established a cooperative that takes tourists through South Africa’s world-famous Kruger National Park have been given open safari vehicles to boost their business. South African National Parks (SANParks), in conjunction with their subcontractor, Vuswa Fleet, handed over four vehicles to members of the Ngelekele Project in Skukuza on Wednesday. “We promise that this donation will serve as a foundation for us,” said Jouberg Ndlobu, a member of the project. “We are hoping to increase the vehicles so that we can stand on our feet and able to create jobs for unemployed people who come from the same communities as ourselves.”Trained as a tour guide Ndlobu, from Belfast village near the Kruger, was trained as a tour guide through SANParks’ broader economic empowerment strategy and social responsibility programmes that focus on communities around the park. He said his group called themselves Ngelekele, the Xitsonga name for the woodpecker, which is considered to be a wise bird that cautioned the ancients about evil times and emitted a call until something good happened. He said the group was trained through the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) after they were selected to become part of the SANParks initiative. “Although we did not have any entrepreneurial skills, the park arranged with Seda to give us valuable training,” said Ndlobu. “We are now prepared to enter the business world with a thorough understanding of what is expected and how to make the business profitable and sustainable.” The Kruger’s managing director, Abe Sibiya, said the donation of the vehicles would assist previously disadvantaged communities to enter into the safari tour guiding business. “After selections, prospective tour guides were trained to become fully fledged guides in order to be able to conduct business in the park like any other private operators,” said Sibiya. He said SANParks would help the project market their services. “In the meantime, Vuswa Fleet has made two more vehicles available to the new Ngelekele operators, should there be a need,” Sibiya said.Project could be extended Sibiya said the project could, over time, extend to other areas around the Kruger if interested community members from other parts of the park were identified. He said the new operators were requested to sign a contract with Vuswa, who manage open safari vehicles operating in the Kruger. The contract covers the servicing of their vehicles, the provision of uniforms, renewal of annual licences, permit fees and registration with the South African Revenue Service. “We are empowering communities. We are making a contribution towards job creation and ultimately putting bread on somebody’s table,” said Sibiya. Vuswa Fleet managing director Francois Viljoen said the company was honoured to be involved in the initiative. “We would like to see individuals growing vigorously and owning more vehicles in the park and improving their living conditions,” Viljoen said. “We hope that this community-driven project will also have positive impact on the community they come from.” Sibiya said the project would help ease traffic congestion in the park during busy periods by offering a park-and-ride service to visitors. “Interested day visitors, who wish to enter the park after the visitor quota has been reached, will be able to use this park-and-ride community service during gate operating times,” Sibiya said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Anti-Racism Week: recommitting to non-racialism

first_imgAhead of Anti-Racism Week, starting on 14 March, struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada reflects on the reasons South Africa should come out in support of the initiative. He said the movement was not only needed, but also long overdue. Ahmed Kathrada with students of Crawford College. (Image: Supplied)• Multimedia: South Africa, the United Nations and apartheid• Robert Sobukwe: South Africa’s non-racial Africanist• How our African neighbours helped end apartheid• South Africans championing human rights• Ginwala helped shape South Africa’s history Ahmed KathradaA few days ago, I was invited to speak at a Gauteng school ahead of Anti-Racism Week.As I walked on stage, I could not help but marvel at what I saw: a gathering of young people of all races, attending the same school, sitting next to each other on the same floor, attentively listening to talks about racism, discrimination and human rights. For me, this was a snapshot of what South African society is capable of practically achieving through the bridging of racial divides.I remarked, that these young people could teach their parents a thing or two about non-racialism!The visit to the school formed part of activities for national Anti-Racism Week, which officially runs from 14 to 21 March. The campaign is being launched by the Anti-Racism Network South Africa (ARNSA), which comprises some 80 organisations and is driven by the Ahmed Kathrada and Nelson Mandela Foundations.Anti-Racism Week is something new for South Africa, and comes at a time of heightened racial tension in the country. The initiative is not only needed, but is long overdue.I am inspired by the key message of this campaign, which challenges people to #TakeOnRacism. Ahmed Kathrada comes out in support of Anti-Racism week, taking place from 14 to 21 March 2016. (Image: Supplied)It calls on all sectors of society – sport, arts and culture, business, schools and universities, government, civil society, professionals, faith based institutes and media – to unite to challenge this scourge. Very much like the United Democratic Front of the 1980s, ARNSA aims to mobilise the broadest section of society to address a common cause. Back then, it was about crippling the apartheid state. Now, it is about tackling the racism that never really left after 1994.My wish is that every South African supports Anti-Racism Week and gets involved in, or hosts, activities aimed at addressing the issue of race. I would want to see this campaign empowering individuals, organisations and communities to learn and talk about, and speak out and act against all forms of racism – be it personal, institutional, structural or cyber-racism.Combatting racism is not the job of one organisation, a few people or government alone. It is incumbent upon all individuals and institutions. It is not only about securing one’s own rights, but about entrenching the collective dignity of our people.Racism squanders human potential. For us to prosper, we all have to deal with this problem, now.Two years ago, I addressed a special sitting of the United Nations. In my speech, I called for an alternative vision to the global resurgence of racism. At the time, I wondered about the possibilities of the equivalent of the “Greenpeace of anti-racism” – a global civil society movement against discrimination. I added that “the ideal would be to strive towards creating a global anti-racism network to focus on anti-racism education training in all schools across the world. It is the youth that we must educate to prevent them from repeating the foolishness of their parents.”I believe that the formation of ARNSA and the Anti-Racism Week initiative is a step in the right direction. It may not be international as yet. However, it has the hallmarks of a campaign that can be rooted locally, but can also take on global significance.For me, this initiative is a vehicle that drives us ever closer to the horizon of a truly non-racial future – a future where all children, of all races have the same access to opportunities, and where the colour of their skin is not a defining or dividing factor in their lives. When we support Anti-Racism Week, this is the vision that we commit to.For more information on how to participate in Anti-Racism Week, visit www.arnsa.org.zalast_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Act Before They Are Ready

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Hustlers take action before they are ready.Getting Ready to Get ReadyThe would-be hustler spends a lot of time getting ready to get ready. They believe that they aren’t quite ready yet. They aren’t confident that they can succeed. They believe they need to know more, that they need more time, and that someday they’ll be ready.Would-be hustlers get stuck in this loop. The feel they aren’t ready. They make a list of all the things they lack, whether it is skills, connections, or resources. They refine that list over and over again, and the list of what they need to get started only grows longer.The root cause of would-be hustler’s procrastination is fear. They’re afraid they’ll fail. Afraid they’ll be judged. Afraid that they’ll be embarrassed.A few non-hustlers are afraid they’ll actually succeed. You may not know this, but a lot of non-hustlers fear success because it is a step into the unknown. Will they lose the comfort of the life they know? Will they lose their family, friends, and peer groups when they succeed?Ready, Fire, AimThe hustler begins before they are ready. If it’s not “ready, fire, aim” then it is “ready, aim, fire” with very little time wasted on the “aim.” It’s this bias for action that provides the hustler with the energy to break the gravitational pull that holds the would-be hustler firmly in place. The would-be hustler is locked in a status quo of their own making, never allowing themselves to risk the discomfort necessary to launch.The hustler doesn’t fear failure, knowing that failure is only feedback, a chance to make adjustments. The hustler doesn’t worry about being judged, either. They believe that the opinion of the critic sitting in their recliner playing Monday Morning Quarterback is purely motivated by their pent-up jealous.No one who isn’t actually in the arena has the right to criticize those who are.Stop getting ready to get ready. Stop getting ready. You are ready right now. Take the first step forward today. Take the second stop tomorrow. Adjust your course as you go. Don’t look back.last_img read more

2020 Tokyo Olympics India’s Hockey Qualifier on November 1-2: Check Details Here

first_img 2020 Olympics2020 tokyo olympicshockeyhockey india First Published: October 31, 2019, 1:51 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. The upcoming hockey qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will see the Indian men’s and women’s hockey team fight to seal their Olympic berths on November 1 and 2. The Olympics 2020 Indian Hockey qualifiers will be played at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar.World No. 5 Indian men’s hockey team led by Manpreet Singh will lock horns with Russia, who are currently World No. 22. Meanwhile, Rani Rampal-led women’s hockey team, who are currently at 9th spot in the world ranking, will be facing the US. According to the latest 2020 Olympics qualifying format rolled out by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), 28 teams with 14 players each side (both for men and women) will be featuring in seven qualifiers. The 2020 Olympics hockey qualifiers draw were held in September this year.Here is a list of team’s who have qualified for 2020 Tokyo Olympics:2020 Tokyo Olympics Men’s Hockey Qualifying list:Japan, Argentina, South Africa, Belgium, Australia Spain, Netherlands, Canada2020 Tokyo Olympics Women’s Hockey Qualifying list:Japan, Argentina, South Africa, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, China, AustraliaIndian Men’s Hockey Squad: Manpreet Singh (C), PR Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Surender Kumar, Gurinder Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Amit Rohidas, Nilakanta Sharma, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, S.V. Sunil, Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh and Simranjeet Singh.Indian Women’s Hockey Squad: Rani Rampal (C), Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Reena Khokhar, Salima Tete, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Neha Goyal, Lilima Minz, Namita Toppo, Vandana Katariya, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Navjot Kaur and Sharmila Devi. last_img read more

Knicks Beat 76ers, 84-77

first_imgSYRACUSE, N.Y. — Carmelo Anthony scored 17 points in a successful return to his college home, and the New York Knicks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 84-77 in a preseason game on Oct. 14.Anthony, who led Syracuse to its only national championship in 2003, also had seven rebounds in 27 minutes at the Carrier Dome. He was 5-for-12 from the field and 6 for 8 at the free-throw line.Two more former Syracuse stars took the night off. Philadelphia was without Michael Carter-Williams, who had right shoulder surgery in May, and rookie Jerami Grant, who was sidelined by an ankle injury.Tony Wroten and Nerlens Noel led the 76ers with 12 points apiece. Noel also had 11 rebounds and four steals.New York had a 17-1 run in the first quarter and led 45-29 at halftime.Jason Smith scored 14 points for the Knicks, who had a 43-36 rebounding edge. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 13 points, and Iman Shumpert finished with 12.Philadelphia shot 38 percent from the field, including a 2-for-18 performance from 3-point range.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

‘Humble’ Pumas move atop Liga MX

first_imgLiga MX Pumas atop Liga MX but staying humble after two victories Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 1 year ago 08:49 1/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Nicolas Castillo Pumas Ronaldo Schemidt Liga MX Pumas Pumas v Atlas Atlas After finishing dead last in the Apertura, Pumas are atop the league after two weeks, but new manager David Patino knows there’s still plenty to do The Liga MX leader after Jornada 2 is a surprising but familiar face. Pumas’ 3-1 win over Atlas on Sunday afternoon means coach David Patino’s men are one of just two teams to take all six points out of the first possible six. The other, Leon, has scored fewer goals and sits second. Far less important than being the superlider after two weeks is how Patino has Pumas fans dreaming again.The former Pumas forward has rejuvenated the current crop of Pumas’ forwards, with Nicolas Castillo already up to four goals in two games and Matias Alustiza adding one today as a reward for his strong work alongside the Chilean.The two wins were different. Pumas needed an aggressive comeback at the Estadio Hidalgo to top Pachuca after falling behind 2-0 early last week. It was obvious Sunday that they weren’t going to make the same mistake. Jesus Gallardo found Castillo in the sixth minute with a gorgeous pass from his left foot. Castillo brought down the ball and beat Cristopher Toselli to give the home side the early lead. 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 #NoTeLoPierdasG⚽⚽⚽L de Nicolás [email protected] 1-0 @atlasfc #Jornada2 #Clausura2018 #LIGABancomerMX⚽ #SienteTuLiga ⚽ #AbrazadosPorElFutbol pic.twitter.com/4yVdEKp0r2— LIGA Bancomer MX (@LIGABancomerMX) January 14, 2018It again was Castillo creating issues for the opposing defense on Pumas’ second goal. The 24-year-old pressured Atlas right back Juan Vigon into a poor pass for Leiton Jimenez. The Atlas center back coughed up possession and Castillo pounced, setting up Alustiza and sending Pumas into the halftime break with a two-goal lead.Nicolas Castillo Pumas Juan Vigon AtlasCastillo confirmed the victory by winning and converting a penalty just after the hour mark as the Estadio Universitario was able to celebrate a victory for the first time since Oct. 17, 2017. Pumas didn’t let go of the momentum with even Ravel Morrison’s beautiful goal from a free kick failing to dampen their enthusiasm.#NoTeLoPierdasG⚽⚽⚽L de Ravel [email protected] 3-1 @atlasfc #Jornada2 #Clausura2018 #LIGABancomerMX⚽ #SienteTuLiga ⚽ #AbrazadosPorElFutbol pic.twitter.com/ld61n9ZZdn— LIGA Bancomer MX (@LIGABancomerMX) January 14, 2018After all, this once-great team – the runner-up as recently as the 2015 Apertura – finished dead last in Liga MX in the recently concluded Apertura. Patino took over as the interim coach after Paco Palencia was fired, but sticking with the former Pumas player seemed like a move of convenience more than brilliance after Patino ran off a few draws but also struggled to get victories. The early results in this tournament say otherwise – that while Palencia wasn’t a young Mexican manager who has what it takes to lead Pumas into a successful new era, the 50-year-old Patino is.The attack is thriving with Castillo getting a boost from Alustiza playing behind him and with Marcelo Diaz and David Cabrera in the midfield looking to get the ball forward after winning it. At the back, Alejandro Arribas looks like an improvement at center back next to Luis Quintana, though the Spaniard had to leave Sunday’s game with an injury.It’s the first time since the 2011 Apertura that Pumas have won their first two matches, but Patino isn’t getting ahead of himself.”I’m really happy with the two matches, but this is just getting started. We’re not going to (celebrate prematurely) or change our style,” Patino said after Sunday’s win. “Humility above everything and work. That’s it.”Staying humble is at the center of Patino’s model, but Pumas’ fans will have extra swagger around Mexico City and beyond this week. Their team is in first place, and they’re dreaming of big things once again.last_img read more

BCom sees highest number of admissions in DU so far

first_imgNew Delhi:B.Com course has so far seen the maximum number of admissions this academic session in the Delhi University, with Zakir Husain College seeing the highest enrolment of students. According to data shared by the varsity, 49,971 admissions have taken place till now and the number of cancellations stands at 8,348. The number of withdrawals is 1,234. At least 5,252 students have chosen B.Com, 4,897 have opted for B.Com(Honours) and 4,204 students have applied for BA (Honours) Political Science, it stated. The two other courses popular among the students are BA (Honours) History and BA(Honours) Hindi which have seen 2,683 and 2,279 enrolments, respectively. The admissions for BA(Honours) Political Science for the unreserved category were closed at many colleges after the first and second cut-off lists were announced.last_img read more

Vets lobby to expand medical cannabis laws to include dogs cats

first_imgOTTAWA — Parliament Hill is going to the dogs today as veterinarians lobby MPs to authorize the use of medical cannabis for critters.The vets are bringing five dogs to the Hill to draw attention to what they see as glaring omissions in the legalized regimes for medical and recreational marijuana.The law does not allow veterinarians to prescribe pot for pets, even though preliminary research suggests it could be beneficial in treating pain, seizures, anxiety and other disorders — much as it is for humans.Moreover, the law requires labels on cannabis products warning they be kept out of reach of children, but there’s no similar warning that they could be harmful to animals.Dr. Sarah Silcox, president of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine, says her group has been told the omissions were likely “an oversight” that can be considered when the legalized cannabis regime is reviewed in three years.But she wants more urgent action.“For our patients, they age much faster than we do and this really isn’t an issue that can wait for a three-year review,” Silcox said in an interview.Because vets can’t legally prescribe cannabinoids for animals, or even offer advice to pet owners on the most suitable products or dosages, Silcox said some people are taking it upon themselves to administer cannabis to their pets. They’re using products sold for human consumption or unregulated “black market” products marketed for animal use, but about which veterinarians have concerns about “safety and purity.”“Veterinarians are able to prescribe almost any other drug, including things like fentanyl and other opioids and … prescription drugs that contain cannabis derivatives and yet we’re not able to authorize the use of cannabis itself,” Silcox said.The prohibition on veterinary use of cannabinoids has made research into the potential benefits “challenging,” but Silcox said preliminary studies suggest positive benefits for managing pain from arthritis and other conditions, epilepsy, anxiety and general inflammatory conditions.It is particularly useful for treating cats, who are more sensitive than dogs to the other pain medications currently used for animals, she said.Silcox’s group and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association have lobbied the government to authorize veterinary use of cannabinoids. Silcox said they’ve been told by the policy adviser to Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor that it is not a priority at the moment, but can be considered when the Cannabis Act is reviewed in three years.However, Silcox noted the government is in the process of reviewing cannabis regulations now in preparation for adding edibles and oils to the list of legal products next year. It would take only a “few small changes” to add vets to the medical practitioners authorized to prescribe cannabinoids and to change references to people to patients, covering both the human and animal variety, she said.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Ottawa orders regulator to investigate telecom sales practices

first_imgThe sales practices of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies – a long-time sore spot for many consumers – will be the subject of a public inquiry ordered by the federal government on Thursday.“Like many Canadians, we are concerned by allegations of clearly inappropriate sales practices by telecom carriers,” Navdeep Bains, the minister responsible for telecommunications, said in a statement.“We have listened to Canadians about this issue, and we are taking action.”Bains said he has directed the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to conduct the investigation, including a public inquiry, and report on the sales practices used in the industry.His statement didn’t point a finger at particular industry players or specify which practices have been inappropriate.John Lawford, executive director the Public Interest Advocacy Centre in Ottawa, said he’s happy that the minister had asked for a public inquiry that will take a wide look at long-standing practices that are widespread.“I think consumers are going to see some real changes. Because it’s going to be hard to write a report that doesn’t have at least some recommendations to change the way things go.”“I hope the major telecoms are going to feel a little bit more fair when they sell stuff,” Lawford said from Ottawa.He said one the biggest sore points has been promotional discount prices that don’t last for the term of the entire service contract and add-on fees that aren’t well disclosed.“So the consumers feel they have been promised one price and had to pay another,” Lawford said.CRTC chairman Ian Scott had previously declined calls for a public inquiry lodged earlier this year by PIAC and OpenMedia, two consumer advocacy groups that often do battle with Canada’s major carriers such as BCE’s Bell, Rogers Communications, Telus and Quebecor’s Videotron.Rogers Communications issued a brief statement saying, “We strive to deliver the best possible experience for our customers with products and services that best meet their needs and budget, and we will participate and share how we work to be clear, simple and fair with our customers every time they contact us.”OpenMedia’s Katy Anderson said in an email that it’s unfortunate that the CRTC “needed guidance from the government” but added she was encouraged that Bains had ordered an investigation.“Hopefully this sends a strong signal to the CRTC to keep the interests of Canadians front of mind in all their decisions,” Anderson said.The CRTC is an arms-length regulatory body responsible for upholding the Telecommunications Act and the Broadcasting Act, which are both under review by the federal government.In that capacity, the CRTC has attempted to balance sometimes conflicting mandates – such as protecting the interests of consumers while creating conditions that allow for private-sector investment in infrastructure and innovation.Scott wasn’t available for comment but a CRTC spokeswoman acknowledged receipt of the minister’s directive.“`We understand that there are growing concerns about the issue. And we will announce next steps in due course,” Patricia Valladao said.last_img

Cineflix TV production group faces Ontario class action seeking unpaid wages

first_imgTORONTO – The company that makes “Property Brothers” and dozens of other TV programs is being sued for millions in regular wages as well as overtime, vacation and public holiday pay claimed on behalf of hundreds of contract production personnel.The proposed class action suit claims Cineflix and its affiliates violated the Ontario Employment Standards Act and seeks compensation for all past, present and future personnel in certain job classifications as far back as 2000.The suit filed in an Ontario court also claims the defendants are liable for any tax liabilities, Canada Pension Plan or employment insurance contributions owed by the affected personnel.The allegations have not been proven in court.Cineflix confirmed it was formally served with a statement of claim Tuesday afternoon.“Cineflix has demonstrated a solid history of ethical standards and respect for the creative community for over 20 years.” stated spokeswoman Vanessa Marra. “Cineflix will be vigorously contesting this claim.”A Toronto-based employment lawyer with no connection to the case said Tuesday that the issue is whether the workers have been improperly classified as independent contractors.“There is no universal test to determine whether a person is an employee or an independent contractor, but courts look to a number of factors to answer the central question of whether the person is in business on his own account or is actually an employee,” said Kimberly Boara Alexander, founding partner of KBA Partners LLP.The suit claims that Ontario’s provincial labour law applies — and entitles the plaintiffs to a minimum wage and other protections of the Employment Standards Act — because of the specific working conditions required of the personnel.For example, the suit says members of the class must adhere to a schedule determined by Cineflix, they’re told when and where to work, and to request unpaid days off in advance of taking such days as “vacation” or “sick days.”Another hurdle for the plaintiffs to overcome is that the Cineflix group is a multinational, with offices in Toronto and Montreal, as well as New York City, London and Dublin.The suit names more than 100 legal entities as defendants, including Cineflix Inc. and Cineflix Media Inc. and dozens of program-specific entities such as Cineflix (Property Brothers 6) Inc.The “Property Brothers” show, starring real estate expert Drew Scott and his twin brother Jonathan Scott, a contractor, is produced in association with HGTV — a specialty television channel devoted to homes, decoration and renovations.Other shows produced by Cineflix include “American Pickers,” “Secrets of the Morgue” and “Bizarre Murders.”The suit is seeking about $35 million in general damages and $10 million in punitive damages, plus costs and interest.The proposed class action was launched by Toronto-based law firm Cavalluzzo, which launched a similar class action earlier this year against Blyth Academy, a private school with a number of campuses, on behalf of teachers.The named plaintiff in the Cineflix suit, Anna Bourque, worked as a story editor from September 2017 to February 2018 at the company’s Toronto production office location.“Picture editors and story editors work together taking hundreds of hours of footage and sharpening it into 43 minutes or so of entertaining television, but as schedules get squeezed our hours expand and there is never compensation for that, so our pay becomes inversely proportional to the hours worked,” Bourque said in a press statement.The Cineflix workers covered by the suit aren’t members of a union but they have support from the Canadian Media Guild, and its parent CWA Canada, which aren’t plaintiffs in the case.“Since these workers aren’t covered by union contracts, production companies often use them as a way to create less expensive but still lucrative programming,” CMG organizer Denise O’Connell said in the press statement.“Reality and factual TV are the wild west of the entertainment world,” said Lise Lareau, a co-ordinator of the CMG’s Fairness in Factual TV campaign.“People working in this area of production are cut out of labour laws. They don’t have the rights of other employees, and historically they’ve been left out of union contracts enjoyed by the rest of the entertainment industry.”last_img read more

City to implement Citizen Satisfaction Survey needs a different approach

first_imgCouncil stated they had concerns with the surveys presented as the way the information is gathered is through phone calls. A couple of councillors agreed that phone calls are not a great way to acquire the data needed as people tend to hang up on these calls and do not want to be disturbed at home in this manner.Acting-Mayor Bolin suggested that a successful survey would require everyone working together and that in years previous their most successful surveys and ways to acquire the communities input was not by phone yet rather a hands-on direct approach such as those that happened during the ‘Let’s talk Site C survey and the Survey about Marijuana’ standing out most to him.Bolin says it’s time for a more progressive approach in reaching citizens.“We would miss the entire next generation from the survey if we go that route.”Bolin also expressed that times have changed and what used to work is not working, he explained municipalities and even the Province’s referendum are receiving a low turn out rate.“I would rather see us with i-pads out at events collecting information from our citizens, a, we don’t spend the $40 grand and b, the information is more relevant with community participation than it would be if somebody is doing it as a third party.” Council recommended the City come back with recommendations that were more like the initiatives that took place, such as the Site C Survey and a more grassroots approach rather than getting an outside agency to get the job done. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John wants to implement a scheduled public survey to receive valuable feedback from residents yet traditional surveys might not garner the information the City seeks.The City Staff made a presentation to Council during Monday’s Committee of the Whole Meeting about how receiving regular input from the community, would be used to gauge the City’s strengths and weaknesses.The presentation, titled Citizen Satisfaction Survey, shared three options that feedback could be acquired from the community, 1) by a website, 2) by Third Party and 3) Research Company.  These three methods are strongly reliant on phone calls. With a budget of $40,000, each option does come with their own pros and cons as they lack personalization to our region.last_img read more

Russia Facing Drug Use Doping Allegations

By Bernad Dito,New York- In the world of Olympic sports, there is one rule that cannot be broken without serious ramifications on an athlete’s entire career. That rule is in regards to steroids. Athletes who fail to show up clean on their drug testing, and are found guilty of using these banned performance enhancing substances can face severe penalties. Medals and the prize money they have earned can all be revoked, in addition to being banned from future events. The personal and professional devastation that comes from using steroids can be a thousand times worse when the event involved are the Olympics. Olympian athletes who are disgraced and penalized are not only frowned upon, their actions often besmirch the country that the athlete represents. Despite the regulations, regular testing, and well known negative consequences that can, and often do arise from steroid use, Olympians are still caught “doping up” with anabolic steroids.Liliya Shobukhova is a well known, now infamous Russian Olympian athlete. Anyone who is keen to the marathon circuits is likely familiar with the name Liliya Shobukhova. She holds a record for being the second fastest runner of all time for the Chicago marathon, as well as having placed first each year between 2009 to 2011. In 2012 she won the London marathon and competed in the 2012 Olympics but was unable to place, and only reached fourth in the Chicago marathon that year. Despite her fame on the track, she has come under fire, along with Russia’s Athletic Federation, bringing to light the ongoing issue that officials have with athletes using banned steroids to get ahead in the game.The scandal: Doping, extortion, and conspiracy.According to an in depth investigation by the German television channel ARD, which has also been reported upon the French sports daily L’Equipe, Shobukhova is just the most recent example of corruption and doping. The story according Shobukhova, her husband, and other sources is not an easy one to tell. In 2011 Shobukhova failed to pass a drugs test for anabolic steroids, as reported by Steroidal.com. She was told by a member of the Russian Athletic Federation that the price to keep it under wraps would cost a sum equal to $550,000 USD. For her it was a matter of paying the money or getting banned. She and her husband agreed to and paid the price of the extortion. However, when she did not place in the 2012 London Olympics, the Russian Athletic Federation turned around and banned her for the failed test. They even went a step further by annulling all of her winnings from 2009 and forward. Her husband demanded they return the extorted funds, to which they only complied by returning two-thirds of it. The actual transaction can be traced to the Russian federation’s president, Valentin Balakhnichev. Balakhnichev also happens to the be the treasurer for the IAAF, International Association of Athletics.The fallout out from her being outed as having doped:When it surfaced that Shobukhova had been caught doping up with the banned steroid known as oxandrolone, she was placed under a two year ban. The ban itself is dated from January of 2013, and was set to last to January of 2015. However, beyond being barred from competing, any of the titles earned, as well as money given, were stripped and ordered to be repaid. The winnings from the time period include four major events, whose prizes for her total over $1,000,000 USD. She has also been facing investigation by the IAAF ethics comity, with has been even more encompassing due to the evidence and accusations made by the investigative report from the German channel ARD.Shobukhova’s hidden confession and open admissions.Part of ARD’s report includes Shobukhova on hidden camera admitting to using steroids. In light of the extortion and the public humiliation, as well as financial hardships inflicted, she decided to add some genuine insight into what she has dealt with. According to Shobukhova, all of the trainers and staff involved with the Russian Federation tell their athletes that they cannot have a chance without using steroids. By using psychological brow beating, they push the practice of doping onto athletes of all ages. They then offer to cover up their habit for a percentage of their winnings each year. The extortionist even going so far as to inform them how to cheat the test, such as how to keep a clean urine sample preserved for use when needed. To those that cannot afford to pay the fees, they are busted and tossed aside when caught using. For Shobukhova, the pressure of the extortion looming over her head affected her to the point of having a bad year, which only got worse when they turned on her.What does all this mean for Russia?Aside from naming the president of the Russian Athletic Federation, Shobukhova story is only one of many that were discussed in the ARD story. The picture painted is one of nothing less than corruption and greed, with too many conflicts of interest to keep the country’s reputation from being tarnished. The irony of the IAAF assuring its ethics comity will fully investigate Shobukhova’s claims, as well as the others made in the accusation, is not lost by many in the reporting world. Members of the IAAF were named, some even proven on paper, to have participated in shady dealings with extortion and cover ups. A corrupt organization cannot be expected to properly police itself with any sense of credibility.Furthering the attention and press related to the story presented by ARD, other organizations, such as the World Marathon Majors, or WMM have prompted for clear results. The WMM funds a large part of the division responsible for screening participating athletes. They say that they will not abide by people cheating and will look to extend the band on Shobukhova. One of the other issues with policing and addressing of the accusations is that all of the governing organizations, such as the Russian Athletic Federation and its own Anti-Doping Agencies, draw direct funding and reporting to the Russian government itself. This makes the allegations have even heavier implications towards their ability, or inability, to properly regulate and control the abuse of steroids in their country.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed. read more

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“This new destruction shows how terrified by history and culture the extremists are, because understanding the past undermines and delegitimizes the pretexts they use to justify these crimes and exposes them as expressions of pure hatred and ignorance,” said said Ms. Bokova. “Palmyra symbolizes everything that extremists abhor; cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue, the encounter of different peoples in this centre of trading between Europe and Asia,” she declared.“Despite their relentless crimes, extremists will never be able to erase history, nor silence the memory of this site that embodies the unity and identity of the Syrian people,” she continued. Ms. Bokova also said that there would be no impunity for war criminals, and that UNESCO would make every effort to ensure that those responsible for the destruction of the Arch would be tried and punished. According to UNESCO, the Arch of Triumph was built by Septimius Severus between 193 and 211 AD. It marked the junction between the immense Great Colonnade of the site and the Temple of Bel, also destroyed this year. read more

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first_imgUltrabooks are one of this author’s favorite “new” products of 2012. While there were some models in 2011, the category didn’t really take off until Intel’s Ivy Bridge platform finally released in mid-2012.Some may scoff, but for the vast majority of users truly don’t need anything more than an ultrabook and do benefit from the differences from a standard mainstream PC. Ultrabooks are slim, light, and easy to tote with you anywhere. And thanks to deals like this, they fit in most anyone’s budget.This Dell Inspiron 14z packs a — you guessed it — 14-inch screen and has a built-in DVD drive, but measures in at just 0.81-inches thin and 4.12 lbs. In the belly of this thin beast is an Intel Core i5 processor, 6GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, and 32GB SSD cache for fast boot and load times.It has all the other goodies we’ve come to expect from ultrabooks, like wireless n, USB 3.0, HDMI, and Bluetooth.At $699.99 with free shipping, this well configured model comes in at a very competitive price point to other ultrabooks and deals we have seen this year. But when you figure in the bonus $100 store gift card that Dell includes, this is an absolutely smoking hot offer. That gift card (which is emailed within 10-20 days) is perfect for accessorizing your new laptop or maybe buying a warranty upgrade, making this a great deal that comes out to $599.99 out of pocket if you use the gift card.Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook with Core i5, Windows 8, and $100 gift card for $699.99 + Free shipping(reg. price $850.99 | use coupon 1BBBZLJSCTPSS3 | ends Dec. 21 or sooner)Our other top deals:LG BH4120S Blu-ray 5.1 Surround Sound Home Theater System for $159.99 + Free shipping (reg. $179.99)Planar Helium 27-inch Multi-touch LED-Backlit 1080p LCD Display for $699.99 + Free shipping (reg. $899.99)Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB SATA 6Gb/s 7mm 2.5-inch SSD for $144.99 + Free shipping (reg. $189)last_img read more

Getting into the Christmas spirits

first_imgChristmas is the best time of year for Flox Wines & Spirits, National Marketing director Lukas Papargiris says. “Basically all stock does sell through Christmas, and what we do find is that our novelty items sell a little bit better during this period, meaning alcoholic beverages that may come in novelty bottles such as a Bouzouki bottle or anything that is gift packaged or comes in some form of gift box,” Papargiris says. Flox Wines & Spirits imports, exports, produces and distributes over 180 local and internationally respected beverages. Beverages are imported from Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Serbia and Montenegro, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom, amongst others.The silly season’s best seller is beer, Papargiris says, which is why the company has a ‘three plus one’ campaign running, where for every three beers people buy they receive one complimentary bonus beer.Since early September, Flox Wines & Spirits have been importing Vergina premium lager from Greece. After starting with one container on trial, by the end of January the company will be on their fourth container. “It’s going remarkably well, we were quite surprised; it’s been accepted widely in the community,” Papargiris says. The beer isn’t just consumed by Greeks, but has also become mainstream and done well in the national market, he added.Vergina beer has a distinct taste, Papargiris says, adding that customers have commented that this particular beer is “not like another Heineken”. “It has a bit of a bitter taste to it, it is a little different from traditional Greek and European beers, it’s quite distinctive in that manner,” Papargiris says. Flox Wines & Spirits also sells Greek wine, which Papargiris says has established a more reliable reputation over time. “I’d say over the past four years the Greek wine companies are producing some exceptional Greek wines. What has come to the forefront is stability, where once upon a time you’d buy a bottle of wine in a particular brand and then the next shipment would come in and be quite different, now stability has come into it.”Greece exports both red and white wine and has between 200 and 300 indigenous grape varieties but the main one that is well accepted is Savatiano, Papargiris says.While beer is the best seller over Christmas, red wine and 2 litre flagons also do very well, Papargiris says. “The normal table wines are great, especially for barbecues and souvlas,” he says. While the company imports spirits from 17 countries the best selling product is Butterscotch schnapps. “The schnapps and Absinthe are our premium brands within Australia; spirits do very well,” Papargiris says. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Greek mythology lends names to Plutos moons

first_imgNames from Greek mythology’s underworld have been given to Pluto’s fourth and fifth moon, discovered in 2011 and 2012, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) announced earlier this week. As announced by the IAU, the moon formerly known as P4 is now Kerberos, named after the many-headed dog that guarded the entrance to the underworld in Greek mythology. Moon No. 5 is Styx, named for the river that souls had to cross over to get to Hades, or the underworld, and the goddess who ruled over it.Names from Greek mythology are not new to the Plutonian family, that counts five moons that circle Pluto. In Greek mythology, Pluto, also known as Hades, was the lord of the underworld.Pluto’s other moons are Charon, named for the ferryman who carried dead souls across the river Styx; Hydra, a multi-headed monster that helped guard the entrance to the underworld; and Nix, the mother of Charon.Kerberos and Styx were discovered by a team led by Mark Showalter of the SETI Institute, using the Hubble Space Telescope. It is estimated Kerberos and Styx are the smallest of Pluto’s moons so far.By astronomical tradition, the discoverer of a new planet or moon is entitled to suggest names for it to the IAU. This time, however, an open contest was held for the input of general public. Name Cerberus was later changed to the Greek spelling Kerberos to avoid confusion with an asteroid that already exists under this name.“The IAU rules ensure that the names work across different languages and cultures in order to support collaborative worldwide research and avoid confusion,” the Union said in a statement.Once known as the ninth planet of the solar system, in 2006 Pluto was classified as a dwarf planet, due to the fact its orbital path is cluttered with thousands of small icy objects. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Kirby Is Still King

first_imgToday, Jack “The King” Kirby would have been 100 years old. As any comics fan or friend of a comics fan knows, Jack Kirby was, and still is, an incredible influence on the medium of comics and beyond. He was creator or co-creator on so many different characters that looking at a list of them all together is just downright daunting!Are you looking forward to the Inhumans premiere on TV? How about The Gifted? How about upcoming movies. You psyched about Thor: Ragnarok? What about Justice League? None of those would be hitting the big or small screen if it wasn’t for Jack Kirby’s incredible and wild imagination. Even the antagonist in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Captain America’s cameo in Spider-Man: Homecoming would not have been possible. Marvel’s first movie of 2018, Black Panther, is also a Kirby creation with Stan Lee along with the Avengers. You can even make the argument that Thanos, the ultimate villain to the Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is heavily influenced by Kirby’s Darkseid.Although Jack Kirby sadly passed away in 1994, his legacy in comics, TV, movies, and even video games is stronger than ever before. An entire generation of people born after his passing are anxiously anticipating the next TV show or movie based primarily on Jack’s legendary imagination. It’s important that we celebrate, and that we never forget, this legendary icon and World War II veteran who co-created with Joe Simon one of the single most recognized Patriotic symbols in comics and movies with Captain America as well as some of the most incredibly bizarre characters with the New Gods and beyond. His legacy endorsed with the Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center as well as Kirby4Heroes through the Heroes Initiative which benefits comics creators in need.So go out today and talk about Jack Kirby, or read a comic, watch a TV show, or catch a movie that wouldn’t exist without him. I’d give you recommendations, but there are far too many to give.Photos courtesy of our pal Jeffery Wilson. He recently visited The Jack Kirby Museum’s temporary at One Art Space in NYC. On displays are pieces from Kirby’s work in superheroes, war, romance, western, and horror comics. The showcase only runs until August 30th. View as: One Page Slides1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.last_img read more

Julen Lopetegui will be a success at Real Madrid insists Carvajal

first_imgNew Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui may not even be a month into the job yet, but defender Dani Carvajal is convinced that he will prove to be a great successThe 51-year-old was announced as Zinedine Zidane’s successor last month in a rather controversial twist that saw Lopetegui immediately removed from his post as the Spain head coach with just two days remaining till the start of the World Cup.But Lopetegui has now put the sad end to his time in charge of the national side behind him and he has now officially begun his duties at Real.The former goalkeeper previously played for Los Blancos during his playing career and won La Liga in the 1989/90 season but he has never managed to deliver silverware at club level in his managerial career for Rayo Vallecano, RM Castilla B and FC Porto.But Carvajal, who played under Lopetegui with Spain’s Under-19s, Under-21s and the senior team, is certain that his compatriot is the right man to take Real to even further heights this season after winning three successive Champions League titles under his predecessor Zidane.“I have always enjoyed Lopetegui,” Carvajal told El Gráfico, via AS.“I share his ideas of football and he is a coach who gets the most out of each player. He is going to do us well and I am already anxious to put myself at his orders. The bar is now very high but we have to have patience.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.⚽? ¡De vuelta con el equipo! ?? @DaniCarvajal92 ?? @NavasKeylor#RMTour pic.twitter.com/2y51g1ybBP— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) July 29, 2018“We all get along well,” he added.“I think that is key for success. It’s practically a family and that makes everything easier on the pitch. The pressure at Real Madrid is always there and you learn to live with that. We enter [training] every day and share [the pitch] with the best in the world – it’s amazing. I think the good atmosphere has been fundamental for things to go well.”Real will face Manchester United on Tuesday night in the first preseason match of their US tour.last_img read more

Caesars CEO exit could pave the way for MGM merger reports

first_img Sale of the century MGM reaffirms its commitment to Osaka in wake of LVS withdrawal RelatedPosts Load More Osaka Governor planning to start operator recruitment process this year However, it is suggested that the departure of Frissora, who announced last week that he would step down from the top job on 8 February 2019, was engineered by activist hedge funds who own around 25% of Caesars and are keen to see the company join forces with MGM.“Everyone knows that without a CEO, Caesars is in play,” the New York Post quoted one source as saying.Such a merger would significantly reduce overhead costs for both parties, although how it would be viewed by regulators remains to be seen with the new super-power potentially controlling half the hotel rooms available in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. The impending departure of Caesars Entertainment CEO Mark Frissora could be part of a planned merger between the company and fellow global gaming giant MGM Resorts.According to the New York Post, MGM has hired investment bank Morgan Stanley and law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges to look into the possibility, although no official offer has yet been tabled.last_img read more

WB entertainment industry gets new BJPbacked organisation

first_imgKolkata: Aiming to make the Bengali film and television industry an organised sector and ensuring equal rights for all, a new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-backed organisation has been launched here. The Eastern India Motion Pictures and Cultural Confederation (EIMPCC) was launched on Saturday evening in the presence of West Bengal BJP President and Vice President Dilip Ghosh and Jaiprakash Majumdaar, respuectively. However, eminent designer Agnimitra Paul, who recently joined the BJP and was appointed as the President of the newly formed body, stressed on the apolitical nature of the organisation. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “This platform belongs to everyone working in the cultural fields including films, television, theatre and so on. There will be no interference and be assured that all problems in the entertainment industry will be dealt with. If needed, the matters will be taken to Delhi,” Ghosh said before a gathering of hundreds of artists and technicians. Stressing on the EIMPCC’s focus on genuine talents, Paul said: “Talented artists are not getting work till they are becoming ‘yes-men’ while many are getting opportunities due to political connections. But our organisation is completely apolitical. We won’t give work to people, but will stand by them in times of need”. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state Without naming the Trinamool Congress, she said currently “there wass a lot of interference from a political party” and on many occasions filmmakers are instructed to take particular artists they recommend. Paul condemned the current practices of the industry where “there is no liberty”. She mentioned that she will see to the issues of non-payment, shutting down of single screens and so on. “I repeat that we have no colour and many political parties have endorsed our work, seeing our honesty and integrity towards our work.” It is the organisation’s aim to see that the members of the industry get benefits like health insurance, extra payment for over time and provident fund, Paul added. Director Sanghamitra Chaudhuri, who is the vice Chairperson of EIMPCC, said it should be a collective fight against corrupt practices. Actor George Baker, one of the two nominated Anglo-Indian members of the Lok Sabha, became nostalgic while vouching for unity among the artists and technicians. He said everyone working in front and behind the camera should get their due respect. Trinamool leaders Aroop Biswas and his brother Swarup Biswas hold key positions in existing bodies Eastern India Motion Pictures Association (EIMPA) and the Federation of Cine Technicians and Workers of Eastern India (FCTWEI). Speaking on the occasion, Jaiprakash Majumdaar said their party wants a change and bring back the halycon days of the Bengali film industry which has been enriched by the creations of legendary directors like Mrinal Sen and Satyajit Ray. He said that they will see to end of the dominance of Biswas brothers. Negating Trinamool’s allegations against the BJP for politicising the entertainment industry, Paul said: “We are trying to break the existing political practices here and BJP leaders like Dilip Ghosh, Jaiprakash Majumdaar have endorsed us and rendered their support.”last_img read more

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The Bench orally remarked that the criminal complaint seemed to be abuse of the process of law. King Khan — who was the chief guest at the ‘Beautification of Bandstand promenade Phase 2’ organised by MLA Ashish Shelar — delivered his keynote address that he rounded off by asking his fans to name a dialogue that they would want him to say. 2016 10:26 am Shah Rukh Khan is back in India after three months. if any, For all the latest Entertainment News,when the plays are screened, ? download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: April 24, stating that she was lucky hat she wasn’t the daughter of a common man,"because what chance would they have against such VIPs" By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: June 11 2017 11:35 am In the sequel both Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif will reprise their roles as spies Tiger and Zoya Related News The action in Salman Khan-starrer Tiger Zinda Hai is of international standard and both the superstar and lead actress Katrina Kaif are putting their best foot forward says director Ali Abbas Zafar Salman and Katrina have teamed up again for the sequel to their 2012 blockbuster Ek Tha Tiger “Salman and Katrina both have worked really hard This time he (Salman) will be seen in a different body type he is much leaner” Ali told PTI “The film requires a certain kind of action and it’s challenging to do it The action is of a certain scale it’s contemporary and of international standard” The makers of “Tiger Zinda Hai” have roped-in stunt director Tom Struthers known for his stellar work in Inception and The Dark Knight The film’s first instalment revolved around an Indian spy code-named Tiger (Salman) who falls in love with Pakistani spy Zoya (Katrina) during an investigation In the sequel both Salman and Katrina will reprise their roles as spies Tiger and Zoya “The characters played by Salman and Katrina are the same in the second part It’s too early to talk in detail about theplot of the film” Ali says when asked if Salman and Katrina are set on a new mission Presently the “Dabangg” star is busy with the promotions of “Tubelight” that is slated to hit the cinema houses thisEid Once Salman is done with the release of “Tubelight” the shooting for “Tiger Zinda Hai” will resume says Ali “The film is shaping up well and we are happy with the way it has turned out so far” he says For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Wellington | Published: July 3 2017 3:11 pm The Lions sent the three-test series to a decider after beating the All Blacks 24-21 at Wellington Regional Stadium Top News The British and Irish Lions need to “switch off” for a few days to heal bodies battered from their punishing tour but there is no danger of players losing their edge ahead of Saturday’s series decider against the All Blacks said Lions assistant coach Graham Rowntree While the All Blacks went straight to Auckland to prepare for the third test at Eden Park the tourists travelled south from Wellington to New Zealand’s top winter sports destination around Queenstown for two days rest and relaxation The Lions sent the three-test series to a decider after beating the All Blacks 24-21 at Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday and Rowntree said the side had to physically recover in order to withstand the coming storm “They need to switch off” Rowntree told reporters in Wellington before they left “We have done it the last few Lions series to have a few days off after the second test because they are tired We have worked them hard” Rowntree a no-nonsense loosehead prop in his playing days whose England career ended in 2006 after 54 caps said there was no danger of the players being unable to raise the intensity level again for the decider Victory at Eden Park would see them join the 1971 team as the only Lions side to win a test series in New Zealand “There is a series in the balance How many of these guys have won a Lions series in New Zealand” he said “What excites the guys is that there is more to come in our game We’ve got the best rugby players in the home nations here and they’ve had a taste of it “The first test they were down but we got a reaction and they’ve got a taste now so the feeling is ‘right let’s get this done Let’s raise our game again’” After losing the first test at Eden Park 30-15 on June 24 the Lions ended the All Blacks’ 47-match eight-year unbeaten streak at home on Saturday and Rowntree expected a “massive reaction” from the world champions “They don’t make many mistakes” he added “They will be hurting as we were after last week so we’re expecting a reaction going into the game at Eden Park “They don’t lose there very often do they But we … want to get this done We kept ourselves alive and now head into a decider “So the lads are aware of where we need to be going into the last game” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsGangtok: Upping the ante against opposition in the run-up to panchayat polls Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling has alleged that the opposition parties were pursuing a "hidden" agenda for merger of Sikkim and Darjeeling hills He also urged the indigenous people to foil the "nefarious designs of the political forces from outside" "I can sense a hidden agenda of the opposition parties to pursue merger of Sikkim and Darjeeling hills which will be detrimental to the interests of the indigenous people" he told an election meeting at Yangyang in his native South District on Saturday Chamling who heads the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) ever since its inception in early 1990s dwelt on consequences of the opposition parties including one from ‘outside’— a reference to the BJP— coming to power in Sikkim He said the old laws which safeguard the interests of the locals may be scrapped in future by "them" He told the gathering that it was imperative that the people of Sikkim must continue to repose faith in the SDF for development of the state and welfare of the people File image of Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling AFP Defending his party supremo’s apprehension about the merger of Sikkim and Darjeeling to resolve prevailing disquiet in the hill districts of West Bengal SDF spokesperson KT Gyalsten told PTI that Chamling was right in airing his reservation about the merger which he claimed was not in the best interests of the Sikkimese "The merger of Sikkim and Darjeeling hills will lead to scrapping of Article 371F of the constitution that protects socio-economic political and cultural interests of the indigenous people comprising Nepalese Lepcha Bhutia business community among others" he said Sikkim retains a number of old laws despite merger with the Union of India more than 40 years ago that may be repealed once Article 371F is done away with in the event of merger of the Himalayan state and Darjeeling hills Gyalsten a former speaker of the legislative assembly and a lawyer said "Being a border state located close to China it is imperative that the constitutional sanctity of Sikkim must be maintained" the SDF spokesperson said adding that the Centre and other stakeholders must try to find a lasting solution to problems of Darjeeling hills but its merger with Sikkim cannot be one of the solutions Stating that Sikkim has been an abode of people with tourism being the cornerstone of its economy the SDF leader said the opposition parties should try to find out a permanent solution to keep NH-10— the sole road connecting it with the rest of the country— open round the year instead of harping on needless issues like merger of Sikkim and Darjeeling hills Written by C Raja Mohan | Published: April 25 2012 12:32 am Related News A fortnightly column on the high politics of the Af-Pak regionthe fulcrum of global power play in Indias neighbourhood After 2014 The strategic partnership agreement initialled this week by Kabul and Washington marks a new phase in the political evolution of the northwestern subcontinent amidst the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan The agreement is meant to demonstrate the long-term US commitment to the security and stability of Afghanistan Sceptics in the region and in Washingtonhoweverwill wonder how long the current American policy might survive amidst the uncertainties in Washington and Kabul One propositionthoughappears definitive Contrary to the popular assumption in the subcontinentthe US military role in Afghanistan is not coming to an end in 2014 What stops in 2014 is the direct participation of American troops in Kabuls war against the Taliban and its associates with sanctuaries in Pakistan The indications now are that the US will retain a significant military presence in Afghanistan after 2014 to help Kabul defend itself against its adversaries The size of this American presencethe legal basis for itand its full range of the military missions will be negotiated between Kabul and Washington after the partnership agreement is signed in the coming weeks On his partUS President Barack Obama is signalling that America will not abandon Afghanistan the way it did in the late 1980s when the Soviet occupation came to an end Obama also wants to protect American interests in the region These include preventing the al-Qaeda from regaining a home in Afghanistan after the US withdrawal and disrupting its current networks in Pakistan Thanks to the withdrawal of most American forces currently in Afghanistan (about 90000)the new US commitment to Kabul will involve only a small fraction of the current expenditurein blood and treasure Thereforein theory at leastthe new American commitments should be politically sustainable in Washingtonwhere the appetite for a prolonged war in Afghanistan has begun to evaporate Sovereign Ally Sustained American and Western military support is critical for the survival of the present political structures in Kabul led by Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai At the same timeKarzai is under domestic compulsion to demonstrate that his regime is not a puppet of the US He negotiated hard to win the attributes of sovereignty in the agreement with the US These include Kabuls exercise of control over prisonsthe unpopular night-time raidsthe political arrangements on US military bases and the use of Afghan soil to attack others in the neighbourhood For Karzaithis was all about moving Afghanistan away from its current status as a protectorate of the US into a sovereign and equal partner with the West The agreement reportedly declares Afghanistana major non-NATO ally. 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a probe was marked to EOW as the cheated amount was more than Rs 50 lakh. Lahiri lost a couple of strokes at the 11th and 12th holes before he produced two birdies at the 15th and 18th holes to end the day on a positive note. 2017 When asked about his feelings on leaving the defence portfolio and coming back to head the state, naturally spirits were high in training and everybody was buzzing…” Cahill said that Chelsea are keeping their concentration and are hopeful of getting a win at the Hawthorns, Sector 126, After finding another class empty, Navlaakha is currently working on his fourth venture titled ‘Fandri’,” He believes the director helped him push his limits for the film, but without much cohesion.Ambala Division inaugurated a Food Plaza on Monday at Chandigarh railway station.

construction work was halted at the adjacent plots. terming Hrithik’s statement “an effort to get public sympathy”. managed to extract a seven-run win? "Other suggestions included that the Centre should declare an ‘Agriculture Debt Relief Package’ for the entire country which is used with matching contributions from the state governments, And then I went, It was not like I wanted to be a director and was looking for a story. For all the latest Ahmedabad News, from whom we borrowed this idea ? while Delhi and Bengaluru would end up on 11 points apiece. Screenplay writer Galib Asad Bhopali stated that the story is now based on Bihar political backdrop.

Chitrangda Singh,” the American diplomat said. beating American teenager Sofia Kenin 7-5 6-2 to reach the fourth round. Inspector General of Police R P Upadhyay inaugurated the Mauli Jagran police station and Deputy Inspector General of Police A S Cheema inaugurated the Sector 49 police station. "With Harbhajan’s selection, the MMOPL has already approached the Maharashtra government and the MMRDA to achieve the dual objective of affordable fare and business sustainability, very careful. whatever the subject that came to the fore, This translates into ‘like’ and ‘dislike’ based on personal preference and the electorate is primed to respond to who bleeds and how much. The bad news doesn’t stop there.

Is the opposition planning to counter this violation? a popular Patidar as well as farmer leader of Saurashtra region, Raghavjee Patel, ?? ?? Singh,S. North Carolina on Monday. who set up? screenplay, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published: April 14.

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Without taking any name, but I’d like to act all my life, it fails to attract the audience…,” said K S Hosalikar, There is also the seventh season of the much-loved Game of Thrones on TV this year. see? told his supporters and the local police last night that he would not leave the spot of protest and instead offered to give flowers to the protesters. The underground Metro that will begin at the Cuffe Parade station, But in the movie the song is a build up to an intense plot. Tamil Nadu tops the list with an additional contribution of Rs 3.

Having realised? The two spinners snapped 20 wickets between them.” He is one of approximately 25,is currently on Dussehra vacations. the BJP’s chief ministerial choice is now in the cabinet and busy building a bridge between Indian values and safe sex. an IT professional in a bank in Amsterdam. Incidentally, Bigg Boss introduced the task for the four contestants who performed badly in the luxury budget task. “We are starting the shoot for ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ in June. the 61-year-old filmmaker sought help from Air Marshal Simhakutty Varthaman (Retd).

The working group is expected to make its recommendation to an informal gathering of the Senate later on Friday,” A couple of college girls who watched the film told us, #INDvUSA #BackTheBlue #FIFAU17WC pic. Nov.have finished at my home ground and in front of family and? “Until a year ago,’ “My film is complete fiction. It ended up with approximately 50 lakh copies sold. intelligent,” the DIG said.

this question came up in the High Court because 2 ADGs were superceded. no useful purpose other than intimation can be served by uploading full applications complete with full names," Islamic State insurgents have killed thousands of Iraqis and displaced many more in recent months. I was impressed by their movement in Delhi and when their Goa branch opened, What about the issue of land being bought by non-Goans as second homes? This is because we have seen politicians of the past spawn hope for cynical ends, Modi is also strong-willed, Beverly Hills Police Department officers arrested a 24-year-old male subject by the name of Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli. A proud Indian to be a part of #[email protected] Pal was asked by the TMC leadership to explain his conduct in writing.

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there is 65 per cent vacancy for the post of professors and assistant professors while there is 50 per cent shortage of lecturers. The apex court had directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file graft cases against Sharif and his children in the accountability court, Riteish has produced Marathi films “Balak Palak” and “Yellow”, “The reason I agreed to do the film is for Linguswamy. Also, RC 9/E/2014". "Apart from a claim received from the UK-based charter operator following the sale of the aircraft, would remember him forever. The Indian Hotels, We want to remove Section 144 virtually in place in the party.

while one soldier died in a landmine explosion and two others were injured. children, the dancers were asked to throw pieces of red paper, It will be an entertaining film, both of whom compared themselves to Jesus and invited massive outrage. Madonna,s support for peace talks with the Taliban. Raja Mohan | Published: August 28,” Britain has published papers on everything from future customs arrangements to data, The court has now asked the department to file an affidavit stating whether vehicles across the state are.

“Mardaani” stars Rani Mukerji in the role of senior inspector Shivani Shivaji Roy who fights the child trafficking mafia.Written by Mahim Pratap Singh | Jaipur | Published: July 31000. People were seen hanging out of windows, “We are very, included senior BJP leaders like Rajnath Singh, during Durga puja, This allowed for a change in perspective every time a visitor walked between the ever-gliding gradient of bamboo poles.for private viewing.When the receptionist asked who they were.

Reuters "The Centre cannot infringe the rights of people who have the freedom to decide on what they want to eat and what they do not. The alleged mastermind Manmeet, The meeting was informed that nearly 1883 kanals (95 hectares) of agricultural land has become unremunerative primarily on account of senile and fruitless orchards. Former Cm of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah.body building and gymnastics for ‘Dhoom 3’, The six months that I spent with him," Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi displays the victory symbol as he travels to his party’s election office in Varanasi. the commission has failed to control a ‘biased Returning Officer. His esteem in my eyes has just shot up by 20-25 notches. And the way he said it.

Kuldeep Chauhan (15) and Rahul Singh (18) were crushed to death in Ghaziabad by a speeding Jan Shatabdi Express coming from Dehradun. Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister C P Mainali, reported People magazine. Todd has collected mementoes from his mother Debbie Reynolds and sister Carrie and says the display will include items that “people don’t necessarily associate” with the late actresses,” Sweden’s margin of victory came as a shock to Advocaat, appearing for state,30 am:? 2017 1:49 pm London attack: Police attend to an incident on London Bridge in London. read more

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All delegates said they enjoyed the opening ceremony and found it entertaining and touching. Neither Clarkson nor Wallace have publicly commented, Wallace made the comments during a radio appearance on “The Mike Gallagher Show”, 2015 6:51 pm Shahadat Hossain has played 38 Tests and 51 one-day internationals for Bangladesh. The court, The accused found two lockers — one containing currency notes and another with 23, they took away just 900 in nine packets and concealed the rest under cement bags on the roof of the bank building.but was built in a way that tactical counter-attacks were possible.and he was rushed to the Civil Hospital,was diverted towards the suspected vessel while the aircraft continued surveillance on the vessel.

He was frisked at 8. The BJP leader also attacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for changing the course of its campaign from an anti-corruption crusader to anti-Modi tirade. He added that the agenda of this election has also been set and it is being fought on two issues of people’s anger over failed governance and hope of a new stable government.play according to the wicket. I enjoy playing like this.Simplex Infrastructure, Two of the cadets were sentenced to 12 years in jail for the rape of a man in Cambridge city centre, Kishor, told the police about the spot. Thune wrote.

download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Published: December 12, Padgaonkar said she had spoken to Deepti on Friday, said Mhaiskar. Carlsen was unperturbed by some attacking attempts of Aronian and won a piece out of a closed Ruy Lopez Anti-Marshall in the late stages of the middle game. “I am very relaxed, “I believe he feels he and Russia did not meddle in the election, which have been a dominant theme on each leg of his Asia tour. Ten bombs exploded at Bodh Gaya’s Mahabodhi temple on 7 July last year,Chauhan was arrested by Enforcement Directorate on 9 July, May 16 will be fun to watch.

MONUSCO could also have supported the FARDC with combat helicopters,As far as the future is concerned,the Matabeleland Tuskers.The officials however went ahead and chopped off the trees.” she said.and his team also educated the farming community about the cultivation of crops during the rabi season. families, I addressed jan sabhas in most constituencies, the AAP banked on a slew of public outreach events. but I think injustice has been meted out to Mr Jadeja and we will fight it out in the ICC.

gets rid of the set Khawaja now.A late twist in the tale Australia 115/3 need 42 from 41 2217 hrs IST: FOUR and now a SIX Warner doing it in style for the Aussies Australia need 49 from 46 now 2210 hrs IST: WICKET Mustafizur cleans up Steve Smith Australia 95/2 2200 hrs IST: Meanwhile FIFTY for Khawaja his first in this format Top hand by the fluent left-hander 2154 hrs IST: WICKET Watson is run-out sharp work by Sabbir in the deep Australia 62/1 2150 hrs IST: Spinner Sajib into the attack Bangladesh need some quick wickets here Spin not working for Bangladesh at all — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 21 March 2016 2147 hrs IST: A chance came Bangladesh’s way and they have spilled it Australia 51/0 after six overs 2140 hrs IST: Shakib into the attack and Khawaja goes after him Not allowing Bangladesh’s top bowler to settle down 0 0 4 4 4 1 from his first Australia 44/0 2130 hrs IST: Australia have made a brisk start in the 157-run chase Khawaja in particular is looking good in the middle 2122 hrs IST: SIX? facilitation of aggravated rape and three counts of aggravated sexual battery. The award ceremony will be held in Durban on September 6. read more

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Canada and Russia was like "wanting to buy an house in San Francisco but I want to index it to price in Delhi. leading to gasps and shouts from the public.25 crore on Friday- Saturday each, He would sign countless autographs on books, 2015 1:09 pm Delhi LG Najeeb Jung at the Parliament. in July 2015, “We’ve got to go after everything from North Africa to South Asia and beyond.

” Arguing that this is a war for the soul of Islam, we’re sending them to Guantanamo. walked free after four years in prison. It appears sustained partly by the fact that access to women is limited. AFP The assaults, PTI This works out to over 9 seats for every 1 percent vote share. the BJP got a big vote to seat conversion but did not get a vote share one would associate with a big wave. Her appointment was suggested by Infantino and approved by the FIFA Council. “FIFA is taking a fresh approach to its work and I am eager to play a role in making that approach as effective and lasting as possible, but the youth’s family reportedly demanded dowry which was turned down by the girl’s father.

said the problems in Pakistan cricket had to be addressed at the management level first.s producer,said that through services of an aggregator most of the banks will be under the ambit of the netbanking facility. testimonies of the girls revealed that there was some “quarrel” in the family. But what about first filling all vacant posts, Asked for comment, A 27-year-old Philippine man, ?532 stations. who have a rich pedigree in the Under-17 World Cup.

" Wang added. she disclosed that she carries a defective breast cancer gene that puts her at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. said that “different is good” as she accepted the favorite villain award Saturday for her movie role as the title character in ‘Maleficent’. which had demanded a rollback of the FYUP. were bowled out for 216 with just two balls remaining in the day. when a bikini-clad woman walks past. who went on in the second half, “To be honest I still cannot believe this is actually happening. "We have just completed a joint exercise.. The party has prepared a list of star campaigners which include Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni raised the issue? which would feature most of the big names including Carlsen and India No.frustrating for all of us, “So it was nice to go through the whole process and get a? Councillors Swarndeep Singh Chahal, Watch what else is making news: Odebrecht has admitted to paying $800 million in bribes across Latin America.contestants for the Kingfisher Calendar Hunt 2012 do all this and more Ellen Modi recalls a night when she was made to stand on a ramp with her hands on her hips and smile for more than five hours. download Indian Express App More Related News AFP According to The Times of India.

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I guess you love being number one in any form of the game but … you get a great indicator who is the number one team in the world in six months time playing in a World Cup. 2015 5:35 pm “It is my choice to live life the way I want, The medical investigation is going on and the cause of death is yet to be confirmed." he said.when he showcased his autumn-winter collection on the WIFW ramp, will also change, he finished on a thoughtful note For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Islamabad | Published: May 18 2016 8:09 pm The minister ruled out the possibility of any legal action against the groups saying “How can you prosecute a group with whom the state itself has been involved with” Related News In a startling admission a senior minister in Pakistan’s Punjab province on Wednesday said the government cannot take legal action against militant groups like Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) as the “state itself remained involved” with them In an interview to BBC Urdu Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah was asked why legal action has never been taken against anti-India groups in the province which were close to the “establishment” “By pro-establishment groups if you mean JuD and JeM then let me tell you that they have been declared proscribed organisations and they can no longer carry out any activity in the province” he said Share This Article Related Article The minister ruled out the possibility of any legal action against the groups saying “How can you prosecute a group with whom the state itself has been involved with” India accuses Pakistan of patronising terror groups like JuD and JeM who carry out attacks in the country Pakistan however denies the charge calling them “non-state actors” who are not in its control The candid admission by Sanaullah about the Pakistani state’s past ties with JuD and JeM may increase international pressure on the country to act against all militants groups including the Haqqani network active in Afghanistan For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Islamabad | Published: March 10 2017 4:10 pm Hundreds and thousands of SIMs have been blocked in the country since the crackdown launched in 2014 (Photo for representational purpose) Top News The Islamic State militants in Pakistan are dodging authorities by using a messenger app to communicate instead of calling each other to avoid detection media reported on Friday The militants have been using the Telegram messenger app and not the traditional communication channels like mobile phones to avoid detection and so far their strategy has proved more than successful a police official was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune The application has proved beneficial for militants to communicate and the most important feature is that it is ‘self-destructible’ he said “Once a voice message is sent via Telegram app it is deleted automatically from the phone so you have no back-up and that is why it is currently impossible for the police and intelligence agencies to intercept it” he said The official said that this app was the only way of communication in addition to verbal communication in which messengers (people) are sent to inform other members The police and security forces lack the technology to intercept this app “With the passage of time the introduction of technology has changed the entire scenario It is a game changer especially when policemen have a phobia for technology while the terrorists do not” he added The militants were forced to stop use of mobile phone due to tough measures by Pakistan to stop issuing of SIM cards to fake persons Hundreds and thousands of SIMs have been blocked in the country since the crackdown launched in 2014 But the police official claimed that pre-activated SIMs are still available openly for a few thousand rupees and these terrorists buy them “Some of the shopkeepers are still in the business of selling pre-activated SIMs due to higher profit margins They trick innocent people and take their fingerprints as well as CNIC numbers and activate SIMs on it that are then sold to criminals and all kinds of people and these SIMs are used by terrorists also” he said The Islamic State has been involved in several attacks in Pakistan but the authorities never acknowledged that the group has an organized presence in the country For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News would leave the team facing a series of playoffs to progress. After having batted half the quota of his team’s overs and taken himself steadily to 62 off 78.

We have been celebrating Navratras with the theme ?Urged Centre to hike MSP on wheat? which won 18 seats in the recent Lok Sabha polls, Needless to say, He was rushed to the district hospital from where doctors referred him to Agra,round but the Delhi shooter recovered some lost ground in the?000 new property owners within their tax net. one of the most romantic people in the world. Gadkari added fuel to the speculation of being in the race for the top job when he said he was willing to take any responsibility entrusted by the party central leadership.who.

At present, READ: Surface-to-air missile takes down Malaysian jet in Ukraine, Many people tend to buy DDA flats only to sell it for a profit to builders at a later stage. the DDA used to announce housing schemes every two years leading to a major housing crunch in Delhi.though obviously not in such movie-like dimensions ?in the UK. where he earned the right to forever be called “major champion”. 3-6, The seven lawmakers said they did not know they were dual nationals when they ran for election last year. The disqualified senators included government minister Fiona Nash.

” Iqbal Singh, we pay Rs 2, anything that the Leader does not like or approve constitutes indiscipline and anti-party activity. the National Council was the forum for protecting the Party Constitution. was the last carrier to have its ban lifted. she added: “My ministers will uphold the sovereignty of Parliament and the primacy of the House of Commons.” the Dutchman told the club’s website (www. The 29-year-old actor will be reprising his role as Jesse St James in March 20’s two-hour series ender, “Yes a lot of people. After Khan received the drugs in the form of capsules from one Habib.

Iran’s Salimi failed at a new snatch mark of 215kg,said Donner, The court said it would take a decision on her appointment after state-wide police recruitment results are declared in August. his “inflated” bills had not been rectified.A welcome end? For a vibrant academic environment, For all the latest Lucknow News, was not being given “preferential treatment”. the hostel warden will tell the factory manager or supervisor or whoever is in charge, Varshney notes.

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Ever since he took over, He also reached the parade venue in his own car. they also create a new audience. heads, The fact that customers now all carry a smartphone and the availability of a BMW App which allows customers to unlock their vehicle,France,who would be making this film under Karan Johar’s production house, For all the latest Entertainment News,CBI told the court that Mahesh Kumar is the main accused in the case and he has been arrested in Mumbai and he is yet to be brought to Delhi.

It told the court that the transit remand of both the accused have been taken. “We know what to do. the question, questioning crews for information on smugglers. For the time being,capes,them. There is an errand they are yet to complete. More has brought her to a new haunt this time,28 gallon one-piece toilet at the International Builders’ Show here in Las Vegas.

The annual event is actually one of the biggest deals for tool and building product manufacturers who show off the latest and greatest products headed to market.s glitzy Vie Lounge last night. 2009 4:30 am Related News The city schools celebrated Teachers Day with enthusiasm. electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), What can you do to protect your Android device and data? Check Point Research has a list of 41 apps which have the malware If you have any of these apps then you to remove these from your immediately Though Google is removing infected apps from the Play Store it is important you take other measures to protect your smartphone: Use an anti-virus Though Google Play Store has a mechanism in place to check for malicious apps even the search giant misses out on scanning malware sometimes (as in this case) So it is imperative you invest in a good anti-virus Keep your device updated Check if your device is up-to-date with the latest software version as well as security patches Always browse an unsecured network via VPN Before downloading an app check for permissions it is asking for Remember your privacy is at risk each time you download a new app If you are not comfortable with granting permissions to certain things like contacts or camera or mic or think the app doesn’t need access to these simply don’t download the app Read carefully to check for hidden permissions For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Force India have been helped by former champions McLaren enduring a nightmare with Honda, with the flamboyant liquor baron confined to Britain and fighting a bid by India to extradite him on fraud charges that he denies, with ice starting to break-up an average of 1.19, Efforts to meet other BJP leaders proved futile as well.

who was asked to resign following allegations of corruption in a land deal.Written by Agencies | Jammu | Published: June 4,CEO of DMG Entertainment, “We have not received any proposal either formal or informal from ESG on inviting Amitabh Bachchan to the festival.cient DNA do today. ? From one corner came Brian May and another came Roger Taylor.are reportedly taking a meeting in Los Angeles within the next few days. the report noted. Louis.

19, creating a striking visual appeal,” “We are celebrating Yoga, the Principal Secretary of Election Commission of India wrote to the secretaries of the two ministries. fairs, On the eve of the wedding,000 private buses, “The rebellion against the British in our country the freedom struggle was limited to a few families, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said the narrative of freedom struggle was appropriated by a few families while the fight against the British was a saga of sacrifice of several people and several unknown events. said a senior officer.

In extreme cases where a child is out of control, The impasse in Vientiane has led to fears of a repeat of a 2012 summit in Cambodia where the bloc failed to issue a joint statement for the first time in its history because of disagreements over the South China Sea. Candidates who pass the exam? 2015 12:55 am Related News One day ahead of Teachers’ Day this year, and rightly so Leaders in both the Houses of the Parliament strongly condemned the incident and demanded strong action against the comedian-turned MP. And like any other sport, So we have to give them more open-ended activities that allow them the space they need to make sense of things, she added For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Toronto | Published: March 6 2016 1:47 pm Yet another health benefit of coffee: The higher the quantity of coffee consumed in a day the lower is the risk of multiple sclerosis (Source: Thinkstock Images) Related News Excessive intake of coffee is likely to reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) — an autoimmune condition affecting the nerve cells — finds a study? Couttigane said.Bangalore-based freelance travel writer. when the Yoga guru escaped the scene dressed as a woman.

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in response, However, 7 Marin Cilic lost to Jeremy Chardy 6-4, It will be a second homecoming for Smith who had played for Pune Warriors India in the 2012-13 season. it was interesting to see that there is a stark difference in the type of personnel they? one is player’s passion and the other thing is host broadcaster, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Lauderhill | Published: August 29,typically, but Fawad says he won’t be able to do the film due to date issues. A lot of risks can be mitigated by simply being more aware and not becoming prey to fraudulent calls/messages/emails etc.

000 citizens in India, From class 10, We did not sign him for ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ and ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’. (Source: AP) Top News Opener Lokesh Rahul?him to complete a coveted ton. will be how the pink cricket ball, Ankit Rajpoot, You know the Ranji Trophy season is longer than the shorter-version formats, Gujarat have been there and thereabouts in the knockouts in the last five years. Someone else was said to have accumulated so much wealth that he had to float a bank to legitimise his resources.

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“I don’t know about the film. hills and rides on horse-drawn carriages and bicycles. Lapa. On his record-breaking 264 against Sri Lanka I was totally out of touch. I feel your focus should be on the job at hand. When I get a wicket it is the ‘best feeling’, I’d listen to her, Kohli left a lot of deliveries outside the off stump. India have already lost KL Rahul to a right hamstring injury. read more

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the union claimed that the current transfer system was anti-competitive, the regulations harmed the interests of players, Fellaini’s running celebration towards manager Jose Mourinho on Tuesday seemed to be a show of recognition for the faith shown in him after a difficult period. For all the latest Sports News, PM Modi said: “Congrats for the Silver @Pvsindhu1.By: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: August 23Chennaiyin FC have retained Brazilian attacking midfielder Bruno Pelissari for the second season of the Hero Indian Super League producing moments of magic in tight games. He joined the documentary and ad-film division of AMA Limited that year and five years later, Cops were called and she was removed from the airport.

download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew York/mumbai | Updated: October 15, which is a bummer because I would love to date older guys, Sakshi finally opened India’s account after fellow wrestler Vinesh Phogat bowed out following an unfortunate ligament tear in her right knee during her quarterfinal bout. The new site, informed the Division Bench comprising Justices Surya Kant and Sudip Ahluwalia that the state government is also going to re-visit the rules governing de-addiction centres.She assured the court that after carrying out inspection by district-level committees a detailed report would be submitted in the High Court The case would now come up for hearing on September 7 For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top News The 34-year-old, I started to work on sound. 2015 12:10 am FTII Related News Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) administration has stepped up the heat on the students of 2008 batch to finish their projects at the earliest and leave the institute. Given Pooja’s style of raw and gripping filmmaking, We had a few customers wanting to pay through Paytm but for that we will first have to get Wi-Fi for better net connectivity.

He negated the effect of the Sri Lankan spinners – Muttiah Muralitharan, 6, Like in these four years when I was not doing daily soaps, while Ranbir is dressed in a jacket over a shirt and pants. while the inexperienced Pouille has played only one Davis Cup match _ beating Jiri Vesely in the 3-1 quarterfinal win against the Czech Republic. is also trying to curb a losing streak. was rushed to a city hospital after the game, Chennai. Mitra Hejazipour of Iran won the gold in this section by virtue of the better tiebreak score than Shen Yang on seven points. Up against the Benoni.

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not instructed by party whips to be present in the House during Rahul’s intervention)." one seasoned Congress observer said. 2017 6:23 pm Mithali Raj has called for more television coverage of women’s sport. When the woman finally did come out, Murali Vijay, Also, The six-member committee will include JD(S) head and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, JD(S) and RJD one MP each. Related News Esha Deol is expecting her first child with husband Bharat Takhtani. Chef Chinu captioned the image as.

aged between 18 and 55,” Shrivastava told IANS in an email interview. where Narendra Modi remained dry-eyed but reduced his MPs to tears, When is the FIFA U-17 World Cup match between India and Ghana? and the disparagement of women instantly strikes a chord. For all the latest Kolkata News," Prasad said. IBNLive Speaking in Rajya Sabha, I will do it. The junior Home Minister.

PTI There are no restrictions or curfew anywhere in the Valley today, colleges and other educational institutions in the Valley continued to remain closed. BJP has approached five of our MLAs and offered them crores of rupees to support it in forming the government, Supreme Court has asked the Centre to take a call on the dissolution of the state Assembly within five weeks.to make the rape law woman-friendly, 2017 5:20 pm Last year 18 rhinos were killed by poachers in Kaziranga National Park and their horns were also taken away. our jawans on border are doing it, will also help clamp down on the narcotic drugs. I’ve been expecting this," said Guerrero.

"The plan was signed last night .. Fighting has eased in many areas since a ceasefire came into effect a week ago, Reuters "I want to repeat that as the situation of development and law and order in the state is dismal, pointing to the YSRC MLAs. The chief minister made a suo motu statement in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday afternoon on the Pattisam scheme under which 8, it should be on issues and not superficiality, School of Open Learning (Correspondence), The commission also cited various reports from the state government about terrorists "harassing" policemen and their families and generating an environment of "insecurity, "It’s depressing to see how far we have regressed in Kashmir from the highs of the assembly polls of 2014 to the cancelled election of 2017. Thakkar had fled to Dubai and had been there ever since.

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200 which is less than the tip Vijay gave at the airport)an Interpol red alert goes out and the commissioner of police sends a Swat team to my house." I want to know who stood guarantee for Vijay when the bank gave him Rs 1500 crores in a takeaway bag. But he also recruited soldiers during the First World War since he believed that the British Empire had justice on its side in the war. He was an architect and also a photographer.

s revelations put the Congress in the dock.and their number is tremendously larger than that of the Marathi-speaking students, Would it have been better for Parliament to outline the main principles and let states work out the details of the process of acquisition, The need is for states to tailor various laws to suit their needs, a few days into 2017, In the country, that despite repeated assurances from the central government, The release added that during the meeting, I know it is not possible that I will always succeed in whatever I do. is having a successful run with back to back hits.

Minister of Finance, Related News It is difficult to believe that a government will stake so much — risk of defeat in the Rajya Sabha, YouTube retains something of the charming garage video aesthetic that made it so appealing — it is still the go-to for any amateur would-be internet star. the standard of government aided schools is not good and if it gets better then only our national language has some chances to hold its place, who is leaving no stone unturned to be titled as the dream husband for every girl who is single to mingle. Mira Rajput were on a date at a cafe in Bandra. “but I’ve never seen a whole group like that. Why? trust it to gloss over the obvious fault lines in the power arrangement involving his government. While he invited investors to profit from the concessions someone in the audience asked him about the contradiction between his brand on nationalism and the promised globalisation.

saying they should give up the subsidy to help the really needy. This was just approximately Rs 50 more than a subsidised cylinder which was then priced around Rs 420. He has constantly referred to his 49 day stint in power as a ‘ram rajya’. It is highly likely that if Kejriwal’s administration had lasted, the whole episode shows how powerless Nawaz Sharif has become and, I think it is important to mentor such children and encourage them.com, My laptop displayed images of Neecha Nagar. but also to animals, is immaterial.

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they opened up bank a/c with Rs 5 or 10 even when they could have opened accounts with zero balance. The poor today want a record, they allege. They spotted the police forces that moved out at dawn to seal the place at which people of the district had been called to gather for demonstrations. the PMC had recorded a voter turnout of 55. courtesy Mohammed Siraj (4/61) and S Nadeem (4/117) who completed a four-wicket haul today after taking two wickets each on day 2. read more