BBC Trust may have quit over free licences

first_img Share Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap KCS-content whatsapp THE Trustees of the BBC board considered resigning en masse if the coalition pressed ahead with plans to shoulder the institution with the cost of providing free licences to over 75s.The dramatic move was prevented by an eleventh hour deal that involved a six-year licence fee freeze – which will cost it 16 per cent of its budget – and it taking on the cost of both the World Service and Welsh programming body S4C.The BBC said the deal is “tough but fair” and will guarantee its future independence. The £556m it would have been burdened with if it had to pay for 4m free licences would have grown exponentially as the average age increases. Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 20 October 2010 8:28 pm BBC Trust may have quit over free licences last_img read more

Superhero AB de Villiers bids adieu to international cricket

first_img Cricket Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – May 23, 2018 This Day That Year: Australia thrashed Pakistan to lift their 2nd World Cup title Previous articleManchester United most valuable football club in Europe: KPMGNext article8.3 mn concurrent viewers: IPL creates world record on Hotstar Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Superhero AB de Villiers bids adieu to international cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Football WTC Final Live: Kyle Jamieson continues fine Test form, rattles India’s middle-order with venomous swing Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Another blow for India, Wagner dismisses Ajinkya Rahane; IND 182/6; follow Live Updates F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Cricket CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportSportstars Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Superhero of Indian Premier League 2018, AB de Villiers has announced retirement from all forms of international cricket.Shortly after reaching home from his IPL 2018 duties, the 34-year-old announced the news on his own app on Wednesday. De Villiers shared a video to break the news to his millions of followers. Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsored WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry Formula 1 TAGSAB de VilliersIPL 2018 SHARE Cricket LIVE Cricket Score IND vs NZ WTC Final: India VS New Zealand Live score, ball by ball coverage, Virat Kohli starts Day 3: Follow… Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrab the Redeem Code just released for Wilderness Hunter UMP & Shimmy Emote before it expires, Garena Free Fire India ‘Rampage Party Giveaway Day 2’Garena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of codeGarena Free Fire Redeem Code of 15th June, OB28 Update Announced“After 114 Test matches, 228 ODI’s and 78 T20 Internationals, it is time for others to take over. I have had my turn, and to be honest, I am tired,” De Villiers said. “This is a tough decision, I have thought long and hard about it and I’d like to retire while still playing decent cricket. After the fantastic series wins against India and Australia, now feels like the right time to step aside.“It would not be right for me to pick and choose where, when and in what format I play for the Proteas. For me, in the green and gold, it must be everything or nothing. I will always be grateful to the coaches and staff of Cricket South Africa for their support through all these years. The most important thank you goes out to all of my team mates throughout my career, I wouldn’t be half the player that I am without the support throughout the years.”“It’s not about earning more somewhere else, it’s about running out of gas and feeling that it is the right time to move on. Everything comes to an end. To the cricket fans around South Africa and the World, thank you for your kindness and generosity, and today, for your understanding.“I have no plans to play overseas, in fact, I hope I can continue to be available for the Titans in domestic cricket. I will continue to be the biggest supporter of Faf du Plessis and the Proteas.”I’ve made a big decision today pic.twitter.com/In0jyquPOK— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) 23 May 2018The Superhero of global cricket would have had plenty of other career options in sports outside cricket.HOCKEYHe has been a hero with a hockey stick, too. He was shortlisted for South Africa’s junior national hockey team.FOOTBALLDe Villiers has also made it to the shortlist of South Africa’s junior national football team.RUGBYOne of cricket world’s most prolific personalities, De Villiers had been the captain of South Africa’s junior national rugby team.SWIMMINGDe Villiers could have pursued a career in swimming too as he holds six South African school swimming records.ATHLETICSAgile he always was on his foot. De Villiers holds the record in the 100m dash in South Africa’s junior athletics.TENNISNo novice he has been on a tennis court. He was a member of South Africa’s junior Davis Cup tennis team.BADMINTONDe Villiers has also been a South African U-19 national badminton champion.GOLFOn the golf course, de Villiers hosts the potential to turn pro. He has a handicap of scratch or zero, which means he is a player whose average score for a round of golf is par or better.ACADEMICSA born genius, de Villiers has been as excellent in academics as impactful he has been in sports. He has also received the prestigious national medal from the Late Nelson Mandela for a science project.MUSICThe career options for de Villiers still go beyond sports, academic and cricket. The genius has learnt music and playing the guitar when at the primary school. The swashbuckling batsman pens down lyrics with the ease he displays in an array of shots emerging from his bat. Euro 2020: Belgium suffer another blow, after Castagne now Thorgan Hazard ruled out WTC Final LIVE: Shubman Gill declares, ‘Total above 300 will be really competitive score for us’last_img read more

Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgScoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileScoa Nigeria Plc is a conglomerate company in Nigeria specialising in turnkey projects in the technology, infrastructure, farming, water engineering, food technologies and telecommunication sectors. Projects include the supply, construction, installation and maintenance of power generation and air-conditioning systems, home/office systems, security systems, electrical systems and fire prevention/industrial safety systems. Scoa Nigeria Plc distributes and services a range of passenger vehicles, trucks, buses and trailers and provides services for fleet management, trade-ins, vehicle leasing, providing drivers and service and repairs. Turnkey projects in the hospital and healthcare sector includes supplying and servicing hospital equipment and providing medical training services in the area of magnetic resonance, computed topography, cardiovascular, x-rays, radiography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and cardiac resuscitation. Scoa Nigeria Plc manages centres for physiotherapy and dentistry and a laboratory to diagnose and treat terminal illnesses and heart and neurological diseases. Scoa Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Fadoul Group. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Scoa Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) 2007 Abridged Report

first_imgStandard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2007 abridged results.For more information about Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng)  2007 abridged results.Company ProfileStandard Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering general and risk insurance as well as life assurance and annuity products and services for corporate and high net-worth individuals. Home insurance products cover homeowners, burglary and housebreaking, fire and special perils, risk and computer/electronics insurance. Business insurance products include professional indemnity, consequential loss, goods-in-transit, machinery breakdown, public/product liability, contractors all-risk and fidelity guarantee insurance. Engineering insurance products cover erection and plant all-risks insurance. Special risk insurance covers boiler and pressure vessels, marine cargo and hull, oil and gas, aviation insurance, travel and compulsory insurance. Formerly known as Jubilee Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Standard Alliance Insurance Plc in 1996. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Standard Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

A FTSE 250 dividend stock I’d definitely steer clear of right now

first_imgHowever, the short situation now looks even worse. According to shorttracker.co.uk, Cineworld is currently the second most shorted stock with 13.6% of its shares being shorted. In other words, the hedgies have upped their stake, despite the fact that the share price has fallen recently. That’s not good.So, what could it be that the hedge funds don’t like here?Hedge funds smell bloodWell for starters, the group issued a disappointing trading update in December. Describing the backdrop as “challenging”, the company reported a 9.7% decline in total revenue (and a 12.8% decline in box office revenue) for the period 1 January 2019 to 1 December. It also advised that revenue for the full year is expected to be slightly below the company’s expectations.Growing debt pileSecond, Cineworld recently announced the acquisition of Canada’s Cineplex for $2.1bn. Now, the FTSE 250 company already had a large chunk of debt on its balance sheet. Recent half-year results showed a net debt-to-adjusted EBITDA ratio (a measure of a company’s ability to pay off its debt) of 3.3 times, which is high. This acquisition, which will be debt-funded, will further increase its leverage. That’s not ideal, particularly when you consider that we are late in the economic cycle. A high level of debt means the company could be extremely vulnerable in the event of a recession.Netflix threatFinally, there’s the competition that cinema operators face from Netflix. I see this as a significant long-term threat. Given that a basic monthly subscription to Netflix costs less than £10 (which gets you access to an incredible range of TV shows and movies) versus around £25 to £30 for two movie tickets, the outlook for cinema operators looks challenging, to my mind.Cineworld shares do look cheap at the moment. Currently, the forward-looking P/E ratio is just eight. However, given the high level of short interest, I think the most sensible move is to steer clear. One thing I like to keep an eye on as part of my investment research is the list of the most shorted stocks on the London Stock Exchange at shorttracker.co.uk. This list contains the companies that hedge funds are betting against the most.Now, the hedge funds don’t always get it right. But quite often, they do. Just look at some of the companies that have been shorted heavily by the hedgies in recent years – Carillion, Thomas Cook, Debenhams… all of these companies turned out to be shocking investments.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…With that in mind, today I want to warn readers about a well-known FTSE 250 stock that is being heavily shorted right now. Given the high level of short interest, I think investors need to be very careful with this stock.Tread carefullyThe FTSE 250 stock I’m referring to is Cineworld (LSE: CINE), the second-largest cinema operator globally.This is not the first time I’ve warned about the short interest here. Back in early November, when the stock was trading at around 225p, I warned that 10.1% of its shares were being shorted (I see anything above 7% as risky) and that it was the third most shorted stock in the UK. I saw that as “quite concerning.” Today, the shares change hands for around 190p, meaning they’ve fallen 15% since then. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” A FTSE 250 dividend stock I’d definitely steer clear of right now Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Edward Sheldon has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Netflix. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 20th January, 2020 | More on: CINE See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

Secret Player: “Most specialist coaches are shadowy figures”

first_img There are sports, football and basketball for example, whose global popularity lies partly in their intrinsic simplicity.Rugby is not one of those sports. To fully understand what is going on, why the referee is blowing his whistle so often, what all the pudgy guys traipsing from melee to pile-up to rammy are actually doing, requires a cultish, anorak-like knowledge.Witness the endless debate following Romain Poite’s innovative interpretation of Laws 11.6 and 11.7 in the final Lions Test. Lord Denning would struggle to pick a route through rugby’s Byzantine statute book, so it is little wonder the rest of us (and most of the TV commentators especially) tend to struggle.For many positions on the pitch, actually playing the game is equally as complicated. Some guys get it easy – an openside who charges about in a visible way, makes his tackles and wins a couple of turnovers can expect to be lauded. But because rugby will never go down the NFL path towards over-specialisation, there are some poor sods in the team who, in amongst the chaos and drudgery, are expected to pause now and again and perform closed skills which bear almost no relation to the rest of the game. Kickers and hookers have it worst, and of course the credit for getting it right is dwarfed by the scorn faced when a ball goes astray (see Jamie George in that same Lions match).Which is where the specialist coaches come in. The self-appointed gurus. Some of these are high profile – Dave Alred will always be associated with Jonny Wilkinson and England’s 2003 success, for example – but most are shadowy figures, forever hunkered over their laptops in the analysis room.The players in the pressurised posts are usually delighted for extra help as, unlike the openside, whose key performance indicators are more nuanced (ie, open to fudging), for a hooker or a kicker it’s a case of make or miss. Miss too often and you could be hitting the bricks, with only your P45 for company. FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREPlayers often develop an unusually close working relationship with their specialist coach. As the strains increase, they become a source of pastoral care as much as a technical guide, building confidence in an effort to remove any mental obstacles which might prevent their hours of work with a tennis racket on a pole being smoothly transferred to the pitch.When I started out, it was a novelty to even have a dedicated defence coach. Up till that point we had to use our own common sense – stand in a line across the pitch and tackle the man with the ball. Now, your working week is split between lineout, breakdown, attack, skills coaches… and it is getting more niche. Defensive lineout coach. Really? There is a tragicomic BBC4 documentary in there somewhere: “What does a defensive lineout coach do all day?”, perhaps.The answer, in practical terms, is not all that much. Most of any coach’s time these days is spent on the computer, searching for semi-imagined traits, tells in the opposition and in their players. On ‘the paddock’, there are only so many useable hours and I have heard one coach say, almost proudly, that he is lucky if he gets ten minutes a week to put his ideas into practice. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Bag men: The England squad go through some drills center_img Still, there are careers to be had for former players with a passion for detail. Whereas in the past some ex-pros saw coaching jobs as a full-on gravy train, nowadays there is true accountability. Fifteen years ago the week before a Test seemed to serve as little more than a boozy jolly for former players on the staff. It was as if they were calling in some debt, so determined did they seem to take the mickey.Now, when a peer moves into such a job, I essentially lose a friend. Twelve-hour days are the norm for any coach in 2017, even those patrolling the most esoteric parts of the game. Leisurely brunches after a quick gym session are a distant memory for the poor dears.Though I’m still not sure what they do for a day! This column first appeared in the September 2017 edition of Rugby World magazine.last_img read more

On this day: Yosemite National Park established

first_img 1 COMMENT TAGSThe HIstory ChannelYosemite National Park Previous articleMatthew is now a Category 5 HurricaneNext articleSeminole County Sheriff schedules NNO event in Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR On This Day in History: October 1st, 1890From The History ChannelOn this day in 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir (1838-1914) and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison and paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers, along with countless “Don’t Feed the Bears” signs.Native Americans were the main residents of the Yosemite Valley, located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, until the 1849 gold rush brought thousands of non-Indian miners and settlers to the region. Tourists and damage to Yosemite Valley’s ecosystem followed. In 1864, to ward off further commercial exploitation, conservationists convinced President Abraham Lincoln to declare Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias a public trust of California. This marked the first time the U.S. government protected land for public enjoyment and it laid the foundation for the establishment of the national and state park systems. Yellowstone became America’s first national park in 1872.In 1889, John Muir discovered that the vast meadows surrounding Yosemite Valley, which lacked government protection, were being overrun and destroyed by domestic sheep grazing. Muir and Robert Underwood Johnson, a fellow environmentalist and influential magazine editor, lobbied for national park status for the large wilderness area around Yosemite Valley. On October 1 of the following year, Congress set aside over 1,500 square miles of land (about the size of Rhode Island) for what would become Yosemite National Park, America’s third national park. In 1906, the state-controlled Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove came under federal jurisdiction with the rest of the park.Yosemite’s natural beauty is immortalized in the black-and-white landscape photographs of Ansel Adams (1902-1984), who at one point lived in the park and spent years photographing it. Today, over 3 million people get back to nature annually at Yosemite and check out such stunning landmarks as the 2,425-foot-high Yosemite Falls, one of the world’s tallest waterfalls; rock formations Half Dome and El Capitan, the largest granite monolith in the U.S.; and the three groves of giant sequoias, the world’s biggest trees.For more information on this day in history, go here. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Please enter your name here Mama Miacenter_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply October 1, 2016 at 6:16 am Please enter your comment! I would love to go there and see it, especially the sequoia trees. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

K House / Studio Arthur Casas

first_imgArchitects: Studio Arthur Casas Area Area of this architecture project Year:  K House / Studio Arthur Casas ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/592635/k-house-studio-arthur-casas-2 Clipboard Year:  2012 CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/592635/k-house-studio-arthur-casas-2 Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Projects Area:  566 m² Area:  566 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 24 Share Photographs Houses 2012 K House / Studio Arthur CasasSave this projectSaveK House / Studio Arthur Casas Brazil photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGPhotographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGContractor:Alle EngenhariaFaçade Pannels:ClamonStructural Engineering:EdatecMillwork:MarvelarWindow Frames:SnaldiLandscape:Gil FialhoArchitects In Charge:Arthur Casas, Regiane Khristian, Beto Cabariti.City:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. This house was designed for a young couple with children in São Paulo. The clients already had a built structure; the challenge for the studio was to make a large reform to bring comfort and privacy in a dense urban context. The division of the space we proposed is quite simple: garage, service area and home theater in the basement, kitchen, dining and living room on the ground floor, bedrooms on the first floor. Even though we changed part of the structure, most of the openings were maintained, which brought up the idea of covering the whole surface of the house to bring unity.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe client is a stylist and stimulated us with the task of coming up with different possibilities to “dress” the house, we chose perforated metal panels, with a pattern based in the photograph of a leaf. In this way the proximity of the neighbors became less oppressive and the spaces create an interesting relation with the variations of the sun.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGOn one hand the panels filter the light and the regards; on the other we created a patio to bring light to the basement and a slit above the stairs to illuminate the vertical garden. The master bedroom has a generous opening towards the backyard, where the landscape creates a small oasis within the city. A water basin intensifies the sensation of openness in the garden.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSliding doors allow different modulations between the dining room, corridor and pantry, bringing flexibility to the house. In the living room large glass windows slide to integrate the space with the garden.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe Studio did the interior design project and as well designed some of the furniture, adapting objects from the 50’s inherited by the client.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGCasa K has a discrete urban insertion, appearing as a monolith, but it contains largely diversified spaces, with rich relations between intimate and public functions, always having in mind the serenity demanded by the clients.Project gallerySee allShow lessAndronico Luksic Mining Center / Enrique Browne y Arquitectos AsociadosSelected ProjectsCenter for High Yield – Rowing Pocinho / Alvaro Fernandes AndradeSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudio Arthur CasasOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSão PauloBrazilPublished on January 29, 2014Cite: “K House / Studio Arthur Casas” 29 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

ICFM to offer course in e-commerce

Howard Lake | 12 October 2000 | News For further information contact David Parker at ICFM. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers has announced a new two-day training course on e-commerce, the Institute’s first training programme to focus on the Internet.The Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers has announced a new two-day training course on e-commerce, the Institute’s first training programme to focus on the Internet.The course is aimed at “those managers and fundraisers for whom the Internet is a tool not a passion,” and will be facilitated by Gareth Edwards, moderator of the e-commerce charities group and discussion forum, and Louise Engleman, former head of ICFM Training. Advertisement ICFM to offer course in e-commerce 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

New tool to help predict success or failure of fundraising campaigns

first_img Howard Lake | 20 March 2008 | News New tool to help predict success or failure of fundraising campaigns Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Marketing and fundraising consultancy The Kinetic Partnership is launching a new service this month that aims to predict the likely success or failure of fundraising campaigns.The Marketing Capability Assessment Tool (M-CAT) looks at how prepared organisations are to carry out fundraising activities and examines internal and external factors that will affect their effectiveness. In doing so it helps charities assess the level of risk, and shows where the best opportunities for expansion lie.For example it asks whether an organisation is ready to expand its fundraising and communications, how sustainable existing income lines are, why is now the time to invest, and what risk assessment has been carried out.The M-CAT uses a matrix to assess and score a charity’s position and capacity, and results are presented through radar graphs which indicate clearly what action needs to be taken to expand fundraising successfully.Rob Wells, Senior Partner at Kinetic said: “This service has been developed in response to fundraisers constantly asking me how they could tell if their carefully crafted communications and fundraising plans would actually work”.The M-CAT has already been successfully trialled with small and medium-sized charities and NGOs in UK as well as internationally.The service is initially available on a consultancy basis, but Kinetic hopes to produce a self-assessment version later this year.www.thekineticpartnership.org  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Two fundraising campaigns win IPA Effectiveness Awards

first_imgDepaul UK: increasing homeless charity donors through iHobo mobile appAgency: PublicisFor a number of years Depaul UK has attempted to recruit younger donors to counteract its shrinking donor base. Previous press and radio campaigns yielded only modest results. In 2010 Depaul UK developed the iHobo iPhone application that designed to reach a younger audience. Despite no paid media coverage the app was downloaded 600,000 times, delivering 95 times more new donors than previous campaigns. It has added 1,021 young people to the Depaul UK database who have a potential combined lifetime donation value of as much as £1.5 million.Torsten Schuppe, Marketing Director, UK and Ireland, Google, commented: “This is a fascinating use of a mobile application with an amazing short-term effect. The lowest budget to ever enter the Awards, this paper is a brilliant example of how to deliver impressive results on small funds.”www.ipaeffectivenessawards.co.ukYou can follow the conversation about the awards on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/#!/search/%23IPAEff Marie Curie Cancer Care: recruiting cancer charity collectorsAgency: DLKW LoweMarie Curie devoted a small part of its 2010 advertising budget to ask people to collect money for their Great Daffodil Appeal, rather than simply give money. Celebrity supporters produced two radio adverts and online content, asking the public to sign up an hour of their time to collect. This resulted in 5,219 collectors being recruited, who then went on to generate an additional income of £634,583, delivering a payback of £2.45 for every £1 spent.Duncan MacCallum, Founder, MacC Comms, said: “The judges felt inspired by the fantastic new insight deployed in this paper turning givers into collectors. The return for Marie Curie was astounding, and even more impressive given the significant long-term value of the collectors for the charity. A deserved winner of the New Learning prize.”  79 total views,  1 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 Two fundraising campaigns win IPA Effectiveness Awards Tagged with: Advertising Awards Marketing Campaigns by Marie Curie Cancer Care and Depaul UK won awards last night at the IPA Effectiveness Awards.The awards recognise marketing communications campaigns that have proved the commercial power of their ideas and demonstrated their marketing payback. They are open to campaigns from global agencies, media owners, and clients with total annual marketing communications budgets of up to £2.5 million.Marie Curie Cancer Care won the Gold award for Best Newcomer and the Best New Learning award for recruiting an extra 5,219 collectors who generated an additional income of £634,583. Depaul UK was recognised for a campaign that added 1,021 donors to its database. Advertisement 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. Howard Lake | 2 November 2011 | Newslast_img read more

Ethanol Production Continues to Decline

first_img Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 27, 2017Next articleSo Much for Meatless Mondays Gary Truitt According to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 987,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 41.5 million gallons daily. That is down 7,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production dropped to 996,000 b/d–the first time in 25 weeks to hit below a million b/d, for an annualized rate of 15.27 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol increased 2.2% to 23.3 million barrels, closing in on the record high recorded a month ago. Imports of ethanol were nonexistent for the 35th straight week.Average weekly gasoline demand scaled back to 386.7 million gallons (9.206 million barrels) daily. Refiner/blender input of ethanol averaged 932,000 b/d, 2.2% higher than the prior week and the highest in 2017.Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production was 10.72%.Source; RFA By Gary Truitt – Apr 26, 2017 Facebook Twitter Home Energy Ethanol Production Continues to Decline Ethanol Production Continues to Decline SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Soccer gears up for ‘challenging’ 2017 schedule

first_imgListen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Previous articleTCU breezes into Super Regionals with 15-3 blowout over Dallas BaptistNext articleTCU and Missouri State reflect similarities Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Facebook Garrett Podell Linkedin + posts ReddIt The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years TCU soccer team huddles up before a match on Senior Night. (Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com) Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printTCU head soccer coach Eric Bell released the 2017 Horned Frogs’ soccer schedule Thursday, and it’s one of the toughest in the country, including nine NCAA Tournament teams from last season. “It’s a good schedule that is very challenging,” Bell said. “Hopefully the non-conference portion of the schedule prepares us for the conference schedule, and going into conference play, it’s going to be a tough game every time out. I’m looking forward to it and hopefully, we do well.”The Horned Frogs will play 18 matches, 10 at home and eight on the road, beginning with the University of Lousiana-Monroe Aug. 18 followed by a meeting with the University of Texas at San Antonio Aug. 20 on the newly installed field at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.TCU will hit the road with contests at Pac-12 foe Colorado, a team that advanced to the second round of NCAA Tournament, Aug. 25 and at Northern Colorado Aug. 27.The women will return home to begin a three-match homestead with Ball State Sept. 1, Missouri Sept. 3 and Northeastern Sept. 8 before road matches against rivals SMU Sept. 14 and SFA Sept. 17.Missouri, Northeastern and SMU were a part of the NCAA Tournament field in 2016.The Horned Frogs open Big 12 play with three home matches against Kansas, who advanced to the NCAA second round, Sept. 22; Kansas State, who completed their first soccer season in 2016, Sept. 24; and NCAA tournament participant Oklahoma State Sept. 29.Following the game with OSU, the Horned Frogs will play four of their next five conference games on the road beginning with NCAA tournament team Texas Tech Oct. 1, followed by Texas Oct. 6. The sole home match in that portion of the schedule is against Oklahoma Oct. 13, who fell in the NCAA first round last season.The Horned Frogs will then travel to Ames to play Iowa State Oct. 19 before a meeting with national runner-up West Virginia Oct. 22 in Morgantown.TCU completes the regular season at home against Baylor Oct. 27.The Horned Frogs finished 12-7-2 overall and 2-5-1 in Big 12 play in 2016. They lost 1-0 in a home match to Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. ReddIt Linkedin Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/last_img read more

Eight online journalists and an office assistant freed but investigation continues

first_img July 29, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Sri Lanka News RSF_en News Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trialcenter_img Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News to go further July 4, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Eight online journalists and an office assistant freed but investigation continues Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 15, 2020 Find out more January 13, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is relieved that the eight SriLankaMirror and SriLankaXNews journalists and an office assistant arrested on 29 June were released the next day by Judge Kosala Senadheera of Colombo court No. 8 on the grounds that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had failed to produce evidence of actual wrongdoing.According to an article on LankaeNews, an influential, trilingual news website based abroad, the judge ruled that no one can be arrested to prevent a crime that has not been committed. The CID had said it raided the SriLankaMirror and SriLankaXNews offices in Colombo and arrested their journalists because they had published “false news” and because they had sent it to LankaeNews, which could have used it to defame the president and incite unrest.Although the journalists have been released, they are still under investigation and the computer equipment that was taken from the SriLankaMirror journalists has still not been returned, preventing them from working normally. The computers are due to be produced in court at the next hearing, on 6 July.The freed journalists have all decided to lodge complaints against the CID and the defence ministry for violating their fundamental rights by detaining them arbitrarily. Reporters Without Borders supports this initiative, which is needed to prevent such abuses from going unpunished. It also urges the authorities to close the investigation of the two sites, which were clearly targeted because of what they were reporting.“The SriLankaMirror and SriLankaXNews journalists cannot be held responsible for the supposedly defamatory reports that might have been published on the basis of information they provided,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Reporting news and information is a fundamental right and duty for all journalists and it is up to LankaeNews to evaluate whether or not the information it obtains is accurate.”LankaeNews has been hounded in recent years and reprisals against its journalists are increasing. Its Colombo premises were badly damaged in a January 2011 arson attack which the authorities blamed on its staff. Launched in 2005, it incurred the government’s wrath when it supported Gen. Sarath Fonseka, the leading challenger to President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the January 2010 presidential election.Sri Lanka is ranked 163rd out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. The situation for journalists continues to worsen although the civil war ended in 2009.——-29.06.12 – Eight journalists and an office assistant arrested in police raid on two news websitesReporters Without Borders firmly condemns today’s police raids on the offices of two Colombo-based news websites, the SriLankaMirror and SriLankaXNews, in which eight of their journalists and an office assistant were arrested.“We call for the immediate release of all those detained,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The exact reasons for the raids on these two news websites, which the authorities have had in their sights for some time, must be clarified without delay. However, given the government’s past violations of freedom of information, we regard it as an attempt to censor and intimidate critical journalists.”The raids were carried out at around 11:45 a.m. by about 25 police officers from the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) and the Crime Investigation Department (CID), who had a search warrant issued by Judge Prasanna Alwis of Colombo court No. 4.Both websites are located in the same building – 71 Thotupolar Road in the Colombo suburb of Athulkotte. One of them, SriLankaXNews, is operated by the United National Party (UNP), an opposition party.The nine detainees were taken to CID headquarters in Colombo for questioning. They consisted of six SriLankaMirror journalists and an office helper:1. Kleum Shivantha Rodrigo – editor 2. Ajith Senevirathne – photographer) 3. Tharindu Rajapaksa – feature writer) 4. Himashi Karunarathne – sports editor) 5. Shiranthini Manawadu – reporter 6. Asanka Nivantha – marketing manger 7. R.M. Preamawathi – office helper And two SriLankaXNews journalists:8. Siddik Kariyappar – Tamil-language editor 9. Subhash Jayawardane – features editor The police confiscated computers from both offices, which they sealed. They also searched the home of Ruwan Ferdinandez, who used to work for SriLankaMirror and is now editor in chief of SriLankaXNews.The raids were carried out one day after access to five Tamil-language news websites – TamilWin, Athirvu, Sarithan, Ponguthamil and Pathivu – were blocked.This not the first time the government has targeted the SriLankaMirror site, which was one of four leading independent news sites critical of the government that were blocked on the information ministry’s orders in November 2011. The other three were SriLankaGuardian, Paparacigossip9, and LankaWayNews.Access to the SriLankaMirror site was unblocked after it appealed to the supreme court. The Lankaenews and Lankanewsweb sites have also been hounded by the authorities, especially in connection with their coverage of corruption.Sri Lanka was classified as one of the countries “under surveillance” in the latest Reporters Without Borders report on “Enemies of the Internet.” Organisation last_img read more

Obtaining US visas: A plight for foreign conflict reporters

first_imgThe US ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. See the full report below – PDF See the Guidelines – PDF Help by sharing this information Jack Guez/AFP For the past several months, RSF and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have catalogued the accounts of foreign journalists who have had issues obtaining visas to travel to the United States. These journalists, who have all reported in global conflict zones or traveled to certain “countries of particular concern” (as identified pursuant to the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act), have been outright denied visas on the grounds of “terrorist activities” or remain waiting indefinitely as their applications process. While each reporter’s difficulties vary, they share similar frustrations in the application and appeals processes and a lack of responsiveness from the United States government in regards to the status of their visas. Receive email alerts Related documents Analysis: Foreign reporters’ difficulties obtaining US visasPDF – 112.32 KBDraft CBP guidelinesPDF – 143.64 KB News When RSF inquired about the cases of specific journalists who have been accused of “engaging in terrorist activities,” a State Department official said they are prohibited from commenting on individual visa cases. The official affirmed that the State Department promotes a free press as a “fundamental value of the United States,” but that national security remains a top priority. Thus, all visa applicants undergo “extensive” security screenings and visas cannot be issued until all concerns raised by those screenings are fully resolved. Organisation The same day RSF and CPJ released their analyses, both organizations sent a letter on October 22 to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsento encourage a meeting to discuss shared concerns regarding journalists’ visa issues and their treatment at the US border. In 2017, RSF and CPJ met with representatives from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as well as DHS to discuss RSF’s draft guidelines for how employees should treat journalists who are flagged for secondary screening at the US border. However, neither entity has shown any meaningful attempts to implement these guidelines, and have not yet made their staffs available again to meet with RSF or CPJ. CPJ’s report, “Nothing to declare: Why US border agency’s vast stop and search powers undermine press freedom,” examines the impact CBP’s warrantless device searches at the border can have on journalism. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is publishing an analysis on the difficulties foreign journalists face attempting to obtain visas to travel to the United States, either due to visa denials based on the grounds of “terrorist activities” or because the visas remain pending indefinitely. RSF calls on the United States government to provide transparency in the visa application and appeals processes. Follow the news on United States News June 3, 2021 Find out morecenter_img United StatesAmericas October 18, 2018 – Updated on October 22, 2018 Obtaining US visas: A plight for foreign conflict reporters June 7, 2021 Find out more News “RSF has long been concerned about the United States’ opaque processes for granting foreign correspondents visas to travel,” said Daphne Pellegrino, RSF’s North America advocacy officer.“We call on the State Department to be transparent in the process by which it screens these journalists, and not to confuse reporters who cover the news in conflict zones with hostile actors. When foreign correspondents are labeled as terrorists and denied access, this mirrors the behavior of governments that are notoriously hostile toward journalists, and as long as it continues it encourages and reinforces such repressive behavior.” Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says April 28, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say to go further Newslast_img read more

Councillor claims searches on water protesters homes was political policing

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleIrish u17 women score impressive win over EnglandNext articleNew €2.4 million Shannon class lifeboat to arrive in Lough Swilly at noon admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Twittercenter_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson By admin – April 10, 2015 A Donegal County Cllr has accused Gardai of political policing after the homes of two water charges protesters were raided last week.Last Thursday it was reported to Gardai that a number of items, which are the property of Irish Water, had been stolen.A number of searches then took place on Friday on homes in the Letterkenny area and items were recovered .Cllr Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easpaig says that five Garda arrived to search one of the houses, and he claims this was intimidation:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/meehal.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Councillor claims searches on water protesters homes was political policing Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Fire Service called after children became trapped at Derry storm drain

first_img Previous articleDoherty says electoral register rules must be updatedNext articleGarry Jennings feels its time for a second Donegal Rally win admin Fire Service called after children became trapped at Derry storm drain It’s emerged the Fire Service has had to be called out to free young children who have become trapped in the grilles protecting the storm drain adjacent to Ringfort Road in Derry.The Rivers Agency has carried out a significant amount of work to upgrade this culvert in response to flooding in the area, but local Councillor Eric Mc Ginley says fiollowing the work, the drain has become a magnet for children who want to play and explore.He’s urging parents to ensure that children are discouraged from playing at the culvert……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/ericstormdrain.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNews Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – June 15, 2015 Facebook Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

Gunfire injures four at Raptors parade in Toronto

first_imgJune 18, 2019 /Sports News – National Gunfire injures four at Raptors parade in Toronto Beau Lund Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailYu Ruidong/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images(TORONTO) — Four people were injured in Toronto Monday after gunfire erupted during a celebration for the NBA champion Toronto Raptors.Footage from the scene shows thousands of fans running after the gunshots began. More than one million people were said to have crowded the streets of downtown Toronto Monday as the city hosted a parade for the team, which defeated the Golden State Warriors last week to win their first NBA championship. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said none of the injuries were life threatening.Three people have been arrested so far and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New portal Yellf claims its leads will be better quality

first_imgYou wouldn’t think there was much room for another property portal in the UK or anyone left with the money and courage to muscle in on the existing three.Despite this, a City-based company is launching Yellf which is to charge agents between £159.99 and £279.99 a month and says it has already begun contacting branches to sell packages.Yellf, which is short for Yellow Fish Property, hasn’t gone live yet but says it will be more than just a medium for listing properties offering a free ‘one-stop-shop’ to those buying or renting a home including agent reviews, price indices, market statistics, crime data and travel information.According to Companies House, Yellf was registered in November although it has been active on Twitter since September last year.Yellf also says its ‘information’ approach will deliver more serious qualified leads to agents than other portals because buyers and tenants will be less likely to be window shoppers, which in turn will “save agents time and money”, says founder and sole director Edwin Bouhene, 48.Agents will also receive an ‘unrivalled support package’ and be offered a paid-for tailored digital service that will include daily Facebook and Twitter content for agents.“The management team at Yellf.co.uk fully expect that their revolutionary new website will be met with scepticism even pre-launch as they are operating in a highly competitive market,” says Bouhene.“They are just asking that, very much like a new car, agents test drive Yellf.co.uk and once they have experienced the website, its features, functionality and benefits to their business, provide the company with an honest review.”property portals Edwin Bouhene Yellf December 12, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » New portal Yellf claims its leads will be better quality previous nextMarketingNew portal Yellf claims its leads will be better qualityYoung start-up says its service will be unique and include social media elementNigel Lewis12th December 201601,027 Viewslast_img read more

Mayor’s Update December 23

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian December 23, 2016Dear Friends,I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I’d like to extend a Happy Hanukkah to all who will start celebrating the Jewish holiday tomorrow evening. And regardless of faith, I’d like to wish all of you the best as we head into 2017. Please take the time to enjoy the season with your family and spread joy and good will to your neighbors and friends.Ocean City businesses are open and the city is decorated for the holidays. Remember to visit our local restaurants, and if you are visiting family out of town, bring some favorite treats from Ocean City shops.First Night is just a week away, and if you have not purchased admission buttons for your family, there is still time to do so.  You can order your buttons online at www.FirstNightOCNJ.com  or by calling 1-800-BEACH-NJ.  Buttons also can be purchased in person at the City Hall Welcome Center at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue, the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Ninth Street causeway, and at Stainton’s (810 Asbury Avenue).I’m happy to report that work on the boardwalk reconstruction project in front of the Ocean City Music Pier is nearly complete, and the venue will be open for First Night events, including the popular Neil Diamond tribute. Free parking will be available at Moorlyn Terrace and Eighth Street, in addition to the free shuttles that run all night on New Year’s Eve.Registration is also open for the First Day 5K Boardwalk Run. The race will start at 1 p.m. and race-day registration will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Civic Center, just off the boardwalk at Sixth Street. The course starts on the boardwalk and travels north this year.Registration for the First Dip and First Day is also open. Visit herocampaign.org  to reserve your commemorative long-sleeved T-shirt with a $20 donation to the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers. Event-day registration starts at noon at the Music Pier, and the plunge this year will go off north of the Music Pier on the beach between 7th Street and 8th Street.City Council will hold its final meeting of 2016 on Thursday, December 29 at 1 in the afternoon. This meeting is the annual year-end meeting, and will be held in Council Chambers in City Hall. Because the date was announced at the last meeting, the second reading of a proposed boardwalk performers ordinance is listed on the agenda. But I have asked City Council to table the ordinance to allow more time for discussion with everybody who will be affected. If council votes to do so, the public hearing and second reading likely will take place at the Jan. 12 council meeting.Because the holidays fall on a Sunday, there will be no change to the regular schedule of trash and recycling pickup for the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s.Finally, I’d like to congratulate our capital projects manager, Matt von der Hayden, and the entire city team on helping to win a $30,000 Sustainable Jersey grant for the purchase of an electric car. We’re all blessed to live in such a beautiful place, and every little bit we can do to protect our environment and resources is important.I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

New Campaign Promotes Safety in O.C.

first_imgPolice urge the public to take safety seriously. Here is a trailer wrapped with a safety message that was displayed over the summer. From left are Police Lt. Brian Hopely, Assistant Library Director Leslie Clarke, Library Director Karen Mahar and Capt. Charlie Simonson. (Photo courtesy Ocean City Police Department) By Maddy VitaleSome of Ocean City’s best known landmarks are the centerpiece of an enhanced safety campaign unveiled Wednesday by the Ocean City Police Department and the Ocean City Free Public Library.The police department and library joined forces late last year to create a safety awareness campaign that combines free safety-themed items such as key chains and magnets with vinyl-wrapped police trailers that display pedestrian, beach, bicycling and motorist safety tips, Police Lt. Brian Hopely explained.The materials will be available wherever the police trailers go throughout the year and will also be in the library bookmobile and in the library at 1735 Simpson Ave. The library provided $20,000 in funding for the materials in the 2019 budget.The idea is to get the safety message across to people, while also making the locations recognizable and distinctly Ocean City, Hopely noted.“The trailers show local, iconic images specific to Ocean City, so people can relate to these pictures and take notice of the safety messages,” Hopely said.Library Director Karen Mahar and Lt. Brian Hopely display some of the free items that feature safety messages.Hopely, along with Ocean City Free Public Library Director Karen Mahar, discussed ways they feel the partnership will be a success. The goal is to also open it up to other community support in the future.Mahar said the partnership enables the two entities to support both educational and community outreach partnerships really highlighting the “Think Safety” and “Operation Safe & Secure” campaigns.“Our library continues to play an invaluable role in providing resources and expertise that fosters community engagement and transforms lives through education and lifelong learning,” she said.Images that represent to people that they are in or entering Ocean City include the water tower, the Route 52 Causeway, a lifeguard boat and a mother and daughter shopping in the downtown. Each photo displays specific safety tips. Some of the messages in the campaign are “Walk Safe OCNJ,” “Swim near a Guard,” “Watch your Children,” “Wear a Helmet,” “Obey Signs and Signals” and “Share the Road.”In May, a pedestrian died after being struck in Ocean City, underscoring the importance of safety measures and awareness.Hopely noted that children will receive coloring place mats that have pedestrian safety tips on them. “Be Aware … Cross with Care” is one of the messages that children will learn about while sitting with their parents or guardians at resort eateries.Other free merchandise with tips for motorists, pedestrians, swimmers and bicyclists include “Think Safety” pop sockets for cell phones and “Think Safety” refrigerator magnets. One message features a mother and daughter shopping along Asbury Avenue to highlight the importance of pedestrian safety. (Photo courtesy Ocean City Police Department)Some of the locations where the police department will feature the trailers will be at the Spring and Fall Block Parties, Fourth of July parades, weekly Farmers Markets and First Night celebrations.Business owners will also join in with “Safe and Secure” storefront posters created to include beach, traffic, pedestrian and bicycle tips.Mahar said in late 2018 she was approached by Hopely and Police Capt. Charlie Simonson about the possibility of a partnership. The hope is that it will grow to include more partnerships throughout the community. Library Board of Trustees President Jennifer Shirk said of the partnership, “This is one more example of how our public library can strengthen the community and add immeasurable value through education and public awareness.”For more information, visit www.oceancityvacation.com, www.oceancitylibrary.com and follow the Ocean City Police Department @OCNJPolice on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.The library bookmobile will also feature materials to give out with safety messages, including keychains and magnets.last_img read more

Pun in the oven

first_imgEverybody loves a pun. Puns have been keeping journos at The Sun in gainful employmnent for years, especially when there’s a bread-related story to write and they have to ’RISE TO THE OCCASION’ and ’USE THEIR LOAF’. And so it is that we applaud the organisers of the Real Bread Campaign for continuing this fine tradition with a Twitter competition to find the best bread-themed song title. Here’s the shortlist (you’re not allowed to groan).l Another One Bites The Crust Queenl Bread Bread Wine UB40  l Ciabatta Out Of Hell Malt Loafl Achy Bakey Heart Billy Ray Cyrusl Knead You Tonight INXSl It’s a Naan’s World James Brownl Hit Me Bagel One More Time Britney Spearsl Muffin Compares 2U Sinead O’Connorl I Put a Spelt On You Nina Simone/Screamin’ Jay Hawkins  l Rye Do Fools Fall In Loaf? Frankie Lymon and The Teenagersl Crumb Together The Beatlesl Crust the Way You Are Barry Whitel Oliver’s Sarnie Hovis Costellol Never Baguette Bake ThatMark McKellier can bathe himself in glory after coming up with the winning Ciabatta Out of Hell.last_img read more

John Silvanus Wilson Jr. named Ed School Convocation speaker

first_img Read Full Story Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean James E. Ryan is pleased to announce that John Silvanus Wilson Jr., Ed.M.’82, Ed.D.’85, senior adviser and strategist to the president at Harvard University, will address the graduating class and their families at convocation on May 23, 2018.“Throughout his expansive career, and with unrivaled dedication to his alma maters, John has been working faithfully to ensure that colleges and universities reach their full potential as sites of personal transformation and social progress,” said Ryan. “This year, we had the great fortune of hosting John as a president-in-residence and we’re delighted for our graduates to hear from a remarkable HGSE alumnus and visionary leader. We’re deeply indebted to the HGSE Speakers Committee, chaired by [Professor] Paul Reville, for recommending John to be this year’s convocation speaker.”Wilson, the former president of Morehouse College, has also served as a member of the Board of Overseers, the former head of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities under President Obama, and as a former senior administrator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.“When Dean Ryan reached out to me to officially extend the invitation, he let me know that a committee of students, faculty, and staff jointly made the decision. I know this may sound or seem like a standard thing to say, but I truly regard it as an honor and a privilege to have been selected,” said Wilson. “I know they could have chosen any number of educators or brand-name people from around the country or world. That they chose me feels quite special and when it’s all said and done, I want the graduates to feel that their trust in me was well-placed!”After leaving Morehouse College last March, Wilson returned to HGSE’s campus to begin work on a book on the future of higher education, with an emphasis on black colleges, and became immersed in the community once again, co-teaching classes in the Higher Education Program, and developing relationships with students, faculty, and staff.“HGSE is still a place where people come to imagine and plan better ways to realize powerful educational outcomes. I felt that way about this special community when I was here in 1985, and I still see and sense those virtues 32 years later,” Wilson said. “Beside the impressive professionalism of the staff, there remains among the students and faculty a deep understanding of the full range of educational challenges facing our nation. There is also a palpable determination to come up with new ways to fix what’s broken. I have met people here who are grappling with and trying to solve some of the most intractable problems in education.  I just love the energetic, creative, and innovative spirit that is evident in people on that kind of journey.”last_img read more

Dell Adds AMD Option to Inspiron PCs, Offering More Performance Options for Consumers

first_imgOur customers expect versatility, convenience and most importantly, choice, when it comes to our leading Inspiron line. The Inspiron brand is founded upon providing easy to use laptops and 2-in-1s that keep consumers connected and productive – delivering an intuitive user experience, quality design and flexible form factors.That’s why, following the launch of two of our noteworthy Inspirons, we’re focused on continuing to expand the diversity within our Inspiron family and provide our consumers with the features they desire. Today, both the Inspiron 14 and 15 5000 and Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 are available with the new 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics, adding to the Intel configurations launched in the fall. Announced at CES 2019, 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen mobile processors deliver fast performance and an exceptional entertainment experience to consumers no matter the activity or task at hand.Additionally, the new Inspiron laptops and 2-in-1 are equipped with built-in Dell Cinema, Dell’s best-in-class and easy to use sound, streaming and color software solution to provide a breathtaking and uninterrupted personal theater experience.Available in both a 14- and 15-inch option, the new AMD-powered Inspiron 5000 laptop is stylish, portable and delivers fast, responsive performance. It includes a FHD IPS wide-viewing anti-glare display option and a narrow bezel design to deliver a beautiful viewing experience at a range of angles. The 14-inch features a 2.7mm camera using temporal noise reduction to increase image quality in low light. Available with plenty of ports, including a multifunctional Type-C™, and packaged in a Platinum Silver color, the new Inspiron 5000 laptop offers mobility, simplicity and style at an exceptional value for consumers.In addition, the new Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 is a reliable and flexible 2-in-1 combining performance and dynamic design to support the versatile needs of today’s consumers. The 2-in-1 is packed with features to suit everyday requirements, specifically equipped with a narrow bezel FHD IPS wide-viewing display, a multifunctional Type-C™ port, a convenient touchscreen with Active Pen compatibility. Along with AMD Ryzen Mobile processors, the 2-in-1 is also available in a new color option, Ink, a deep, mature blue, paired with cool-to-touch aluminum palm rest to deliver a sleek and attractive look.We’re excited to bring the latest innovation from AMD to some of our best-selling Inspiron PCs. Perfect for the everyday user looking to stream 4K content at home or finish a homework assignment, the added performance provides the power they need.The Inspiron 15 5000 (5585) will be available on Dell.com on April 2. The Inspiron 14 5000 (5485) and Inspiron 15 5000 (5585) will also be available in select retailers in North America shortly after. Both will start at $529.99.The Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 (5485 2-in-1) will be available on Costco.com in the coming months starting at $699.99.*Inspiron 15 5000 (5585) will not be available in EMEA.last_img read more

Tenkara Fly Fishing Adventure Giveaway

first_imgEnter our Tenkara Fly Fishing Adventure Giveaway for your chance to win:12-foot Iwana Tenkara RodSet of Tenkara flies, Tenkara line, spool of tippet2-night getaway to a luxury log cabin – including free private trophy trout water access – at Harman’s Log Cabins in Seneca Rocks, WVTFO Fly fishing gear rentalZip line tour at Nelson Rocks Outdoor CenterThis giveaway is now closed. Interested in another fishing prize pack? Sign up for this weekend fly fishing getaway!Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning  date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 noon EST on April 15th, 2013. One entry per person. One winner per household.  Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United  States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older.  Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge  Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No  liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate,  non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled,  mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for  technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable  network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer  transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of  processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the  sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and Wintergreen Resort reserve  the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information  and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their  sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry  process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.  Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating  sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies  shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from  acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash,  or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of  the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to  allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater  value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply.  Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors  office on or before April 30th, 6:00 PM EST 2013. Winners will be contacted by  the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7  days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of  winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received.last_img read more

Aid Through Text Messages

first_img Kenyan citizen journalists developed Ushahidi, a website to map violence during election time based on reports submitted via the Web and mobile phones. Ushahidi, which means “testimony” in Swahili, has also been used to map xenophobic attacks in South Africa in 2008; monitor elections in Burundi, India, Mexico and Sudan; warn drivers about snow-covered roads and map cleanup efforts during a blizzard in Washington in February 2010; and monitor the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, reported news website www.irinnews.org. A new version of the software called Mogadishu was developed for humanitarian catastrophes. It allows people to send data via e-mail or text message, creating a simple way for the public to share information during crisis response. For more information, visit www.ushahidi.com. By Dialogo July 01, 2010last_img read more

3 tools for busy credit union marketers

first_imgI’m always on the lookout for useful tools. As a department of one, I’m short on time, but have plenty to do. Here are three of my favorite tools:Canva: For designing simple graphics.I am not trained as a graphic designer, so I don’t know all the tricks of the trade. I don’t use Canva all the time, because it does have limitations. I use it for quick social media graphics, flyers or simple invitations. Upload your own photo or choose from free backgrounds, photos and tons of graphical elements. Here’s a quick graphic I did with one of my photos.Wordmark.it: For finding the ideal typeface.Don’t let anyone tell you fonts aren’t important. A great typeface is what holds your marketing materials together. Wordmark.it allows you to see how a word looks in all the fonts that are installed on your computer. See them on a white background, black background, all lowercase or all caps. This is a great way to find a new font, or isolate a word that you want to stand out in your materials. Here’s one I did using “credit union.”Feed.ly: For catching up on the latest news.Anyone remember iGoogle? I was annoyed when Google discontinued support of that feature. I housed all my RSS feeds on iGoogle. Reluctantly, I moved over to Feed.ly, which works just fine, and offers different layouts for a variety of experiences. Feed.ly is a news aggregate that allows you to quickly glance at all the news important to you.And these tools are all free…what are some your favorite tools or websites? 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Susan Dyer Susan is the Communications Director for the Heartland Credit Union Association, the trade association for credit unions in Kansas and Missouri. She has been a part of the marketing and … Web: HeartlandCUA.org Detailslast_img read more

Bridging the brand gap between marketing & staff

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Marketing may put the public face on the brand, it is the staff who must live the brand every day. Great credit union brands are built with a triangle approach:  management, staff, and members. In an ideal world management leads the brand, staff lives the brand and members love the brand.In many cases, effective brands fail at the staff level because of that gap between the brand and staff. Successful brands involve staff at every level. Financial institutions doing branding must conduct brand training with their staff and develop brand standards for their staff.Credit Union Of Texas ($1.2 billion, Dallas, TX) recently rebranded their credit union. As part of that rebrand, they took each staff member through brand training—almost 300 employees.“We wanted all of our people buying into our new brand,” said Chris Lederer, vice president of marketing and brand management. “The training gave employees the opportunity to understand the critical role they play—from frontline to support staff. Branding is not just about marketing—it’s about how staff delivers that brand to our members and each other every day.” continue reading »last_img read more

Arsenal and Chelsea target Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld in summer transfer

first_imgArsenal are weighing up a move for Alderweireld (Picture: Getty)Arsenal and Chelsea are considering moving for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld this summer, reports say.Alderweireld can leave Spurs this summer in a cut-price £25million deal, but the switch must be completed before the final two weeks of he transfer window.If Alderweireld’s suitors want to complete a last-minute deal for his services, the £25m figure would no longer apply. City too are interested in the defender (Picture: Getty)There are yet to be any official approaches for Alderweireld, but Spurs expect a host of clubs to come forward to sign the Belgian at the end of the season.While Tottenham are prepared for Alderweireld’s exit this summer, they are yet to give up on convincing the 30-year-old to sign a new contract.Chelsea’s interest in Alderweireld may be short-lived as the Blues wait to learn their fate in regards to their transfer ban.The Blues could be blocked from signing any players for the next two windows if their appeal against the ban is unsuccessful.More: 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 Advertisement Comment Arsenal and Chelsea target Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld in summer transfer Emery may be given a depleted transfer budget to spend (Picture: Getty)Manchester City too are monitoring Alderweireld’s situation and could be tempted to bid for the centre-back.Unai Emery is aiming to complete several bargain deals this summer as he remains in the dark about his transfer budget.Arsenal may have just £40m to spend if Emery fails to deliver Champions League football this season. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 13 Apr 2019 11:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link661Shares Pochettino: Unlikely Kane will play again this seasonTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:52FullscreenPochettino: Unlikely Kane will play again this seasonhttps://metro.co.uk/video/pochettino-unlikely-kane-play-season-1904310/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Manchester United are targeting a move for Alderweireld, but the Sun claim Arsenal and Chelsea have now entered the race.ADVERTISEMENTAlderweireld is considered one of the best defenders in the Premier League, but is yet to commit his future to Spurs.AdvertisementAdvertisementTottenham agreed to the special release clause in his contract, which will allow Alderweireld to move to a new club virtually hassle-free this summer. Advertisementlast_img read more

This week’s top five sales on the Gold Coast topped $8 million

first_imgPool with a view. 23 Fowler Ct, Bonogin.The third highest sale was the result of a family choosing to sell their island home after fifty decades.The traditional timber house on South Stradbroke Island, or ‘South Straddie’ if you’re a local, has changed hands for the first time in 55 years, selling for $1.23 million. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoThe water slide flows into the pool, which is built underneath the house. 74 River Links Bvd E, Helensvale 5 South Esplanade, Stradbroke Island just sold for the first time in 55 years. 45 Conifer Cr, Broadbeach Waters was the biggest sale on the Gold Coast this week. It changed hands for $3.125 millionFROM a waterfront mansion to a multi-generational island shack, the top five sales on the Gold Coast were varied but had one element in common with all hitting the million-dollar mark this week. According to CoreLogic data, the biggest sale was a Broadbeach Waters waterfront home that changed hands for $3.125 million. 45 Conifer Cr features stunning river views.The five-bedroom, five-bathroom house features resort-style living, a home cinema, upstairs retreat and expansive pool and deck setting overlooking a pontoon, outdoor shower and boat ramp. The sale was handled by Eddie Wardale and Josh Longhitano of Kollosche Prestige Agents.A modern residence tucked in bushland at Bonogin just pipped a Stradbroke Island abode, an apartment in Broadbeach and a designer home in Helensvale to the post for second place.Selling for $1.285 million, 23 Fowler Crt, Bonogin was marketed by Remax Regency agent Stuart Legg. It’s one of 61 tightly-held freehold properties in South Currigee.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on South Esplanade is one of 61 tightly-held freehold properties in South Currigee and faces east to overlook the Broadwater.The sale was handled by Stephen Cone of LJ Hooker Broadwater.A luxury Surfers Paradise apartment changed hands for $1.2 million.Ray White Surfers Paradise handled the sale of 101/1 Oracle Blvd — the Oracle tower apartment featured two bedrooms and two bathrooms.Rounding out the top five was the sale of a contemporary designer home at Riverlinks Estate in Helensvale for $1.175 million. You need to be a resident to drive a car on this island. 23 Fowler Ct, Bonogin sold for $1.285 million.The property was described as a “private resort in the bush” and was a design blend of polished concrete, wooden floorboards, and cedar framed glass doors and windows. The bushland residence’s pool was a standout with the unique design cutting under the house and flowing to a water slide on the other side. The interior features a mix of materials.A media room, generous master suite, central courtyard and private pontoon helped the listing change hands under the guidance of Evan Molloy and Dana Gotlieb of Hope Island Resort Realty.last_img read more

Bad press drives Danish FSA board member to quit after five days

first_img“I have therefore informed the Ministry of Trade and Industry that I am resigning from the board,” said Ørting, who is currently chair of the advisory board of the World Economic Forum’s Centre for Cybersecurity.Ørting’s appointment was one of four Danish FSA board hires announced last week, which filled a number of vacancies.Following the appointment, citing unnamed sources Danish financial news service FinansWatch reported that during the time between 2015 and 2018 when Ørting was employed as head of security at Barclays, he had been a key figure in a hunt for a whistleblower.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. One of the Danish FSA’s four new board members appointed last Wednesday, Troels Ørting Jørgensen, has already quit following news reports about his role in a whistleblower scandal at UK bank Barclays, according to a statement from the authority (Finanstilsynet).The FSA announced today: “Troels Ørting has notified the Ministry of Business Affairs that he is resigning from the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority’s board.”In the statement, Ørting (also spelled as Oerting) is quoted as saying: “I have taken note of the latest mention in the press.“Although there is no substance for the criticism that is being raised, I have come to the conclusion that this should not stand in the way of the important work of the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority in the coming years,” he said.last_img read more

Maersk Supply vessels to support Chevron’s Gorgon drilling program

first_imgOffshore support vessel operator Maersk Supply Service has been awarded a contract with Chevron which will see two of its newbuild anchor handling tug supply vessels support the Gorgon Stage Two drilling program in Australia. MSS said on Wednesday that the Maersk Mariner and Maersk Master would provide towing, anchor handling, supply, and WROV services for the program in the Northwest Shelf of Western Australia.According to the vessel owner, the Gorgon Stage Two drilling program is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2019.David Lofthouse, head of commercial for Asia Pacific at MSS, said: “We are proud to have the opportunity to utilize the advanced capabilities of these new vessels to deliver superior service and contribute to the offshore development of this important project for the region.”Maersk Mariner and Maersk Master have been working in Western Australia since September 2017 and March 2018 respectively, where they will remain until the contract begins.Throughout the program, both vessels will be operated by local crews and supported from Maersk Supply Service’s Perth base.As for the vessels, the Maersk Mariner and Maersk Master are the first two vessels of Maersk Supply Service’s Starfish newbuilding series, designed to minimize fuel consumption while maximizing reliability and onboard safety.Following their delivery in 2017, three more vessels of the series have joined the fleet, with the final scheduled for delivery in early 2019.In related news, Neptune Survey was recently awarded a five-year rig positioning contract by Chevron, starting in January 2019, for the Gorgon Stage Two drilling campaign.Per the contract, Neptune will provide Global Navigational Satellite System precise point positioning, mooring chain catenary monitoring, and accurate subsea positioning using long baseline acoustic arrays.Gorgon map; Source: Chevronlast_img read more

Dominica preparing to host Caribbean Week of Agriculture in October

first_img 40 Views   one comment LocalNews Dominica preparing to host Caribbean Week of Agriculture in October by: – September 7, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share Banner of the 10th Annual Caribbean Week of Agriculture.Dominica is preparing to host almost three hundred regional delegates between October 9th and 15th for the 10th Annual Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) where issues focusing on the challenges facing regional agriculture will be discussed.The week of activities will focus seek to identify new opportunities and policies which could be adopted in the region for the benefit of the sector.At the official media launch for the CWA this morning, Coordinator Mr Edward Registe noted that the conference is very essential as it will highlight and discuss several issues affecting farmers like climate change and droughts, but that farmers will be exposed to various opportunities in the agricultural sector which can assist them.According to Mr Registe, several stakeholders in the service sector particularly the hotels, guest houses, taxi operators and caters are set to benefit from this week of conferences.Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Mr Samuel Carrette while addressing the media launch said that the CWA will assist in the development of a fully diversified acclimatized agricultural sector.“The context within which Caribbean Week of Agriculture is going to take place in Dominica is one that speaks to efforts by Government and of course the various stakeholders in agriculture to build a sector that is more demand driven, climate resilient, a fully diversified agricultural sector and informed largely by science and technology and the transfer and the application of knowledge and that for us is very important,” he said.In related news, Minister for Agriculture Honourable Matthew Walter issued a call to the general public to ensure that guests are treated well, that farmers are engaged in this conference to ensure that desired objectives of CWA are realized, and that farms meet the required sanitary standards.Several regional and international dignitaries are expected here for the week including CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRoque who will be returning home for the first time since his recent appointment.The Caribbean Week of Agriculture is being hosted under the aegis of the regional alliance made up of various agencies including CARICOM, IICA, CARDI, CTA and FAO who all have vested interest in the development of the regional Agricultural sector.The theme for this year’s conference is “Caribbean Food and Nutrition Security in a changing climate – The Nature Island Experience.”A major trade show which will showcase agricultural products and produce will be on display at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium for three days, a farmers forum and buyers conference are all activities which will form part of the Caribbean Agricultural Week.A website was also launched at this morning ceremony; www.CWADominica.dm, where all the programmes, schedule of events, registration information, accommodation, tours and press releases will be made available.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Heidrun Eva Hill

first_imgHeidrun “Heide” Eva Hill, 82, of Connersville died on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at her residence.Heidrun was born on March 1, 1938 in Germany to Karl and Anna Schaffert Lutz. Heidrun “Heide” Lutz married Robert Hill while he was stationed in Germany and they enjoyed over 57 years of marriage before he died on February 2, 2016. Heidrun was a homemaker, had attended Scipio Baptist Church, and enjoyed crocheting, watching TV, and spending time with her family.She is survived by four sons and their spouses: Mark Hill  of Cedar Grove, Greg Hill and Debbie of Everton, Tony Hill and Michele of Shandon, OH and Jeff Hill and Angela of Colerain, OH; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters in Germany. Heidrun was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, and a daughter, Terry Leah Hill.Cremation has been chosen and there are no services. Burial will be at a later date in West Virginia, in the family cemetery. For more information or to send condolences or memories, go to www.cookrosenberger.com. The Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home Staff assisted with the arrangements and were honored to serve Heidrun’s family.last_img read more

Graham expected to miss three weeks

first_img Graham suffered severe bruising to his knee during Saturday’s game with Everton following a first-half challenge by Gareth Barry. The 28-year-old forward, who is on loan from struggling Sunderland, looks likely to be sidelined until next month. Hull striker Danny Graham looks set to be ruled out for three weeks, the Barclays Premier League club have confirmed. A statement on Hull’s website said: “Although scans have revealed the striker escaped serious injury following a first half challenge by Gareth Barry, severe bone bruising around the knee will keep the on-loan Sunderland man out of action until next month with a return to action in our away game against Southampton a possibility.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img— The president of the Spanish soccer league says its schedule could restart as early as June 11 with the Seville derby (DAHR’-bee) between Sevilla and Real Betis. The announcement comes a day after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said that the league would be allowed to resume from June 8 provided the country continued to keep the coronavirus outbreak in check.— A Bournemouth soccer club player is one of two positive tests for COVID-19 to emerge from the Premier League’s second round of testing. The club says “medical confidentiality means the player’s name will not be disclosed.” The team says the player will self-isolate for seven days before being tested again at a later date. The league tested 996 players and club staff on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.— English soccer’s Hull has announced it is the League Championship club with two personnel who have tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 1,014 players and staff from all 24 clubs in England’s second tier were tested for the coronavirus over the last 72 hours. The results reflect an almost identical ratio of positive results to that found in the Premier League’s second wave of testing. It had been announced that the two individuals were from the same club, without naming Hull.— BATE Borisov has won the Belarusian Cup with thousands of fans watching in a rare case of a soccer trophy being decided during the coronavirus pandemic. The Belarus soccer federation said that 5,761 tickets were sold for the game. That was only a fraction of the stadium’s capacity so that fans would be spaced around the arena. Many supporters ignored the seating arrangements to sit in groups and most did not wear masks. BATE beat Dynamo Brest 1-0.— The coach of one of Florida’s top high school football programs has been suspended, and an investigation has been launched into whether the team that has won state championships in each of the past three seasons broke policies by practicing during the pandemic. Miami Northwestern High coach Max Edwards has been suspended, pending the result of the investigation, according to a school district official who spoke to The Miami Herald. The district says football practice at this time would be an “unauthorized athletic activity” and parents of players who may have taken part were being interviewed by school officials as part of the investigation. Update on the latest sports Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-COCA-COLA 600Keselowski wins 600 to extend Johnson’s losing streakCONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski extended Jimmie Johnson’s losing streak to 102 races, holding off the seven-time NASCAR champion in overtime early today in the Coca-Cola 600. Keselowski started in the back of the field, worked his way to the front at Charlotte Motor Speedway and gambled in not pitting when caution stopped Chase Elliott from winning with two laps remaining.Elliott pitted and Keselowski led a train of eight cars that stayed on the track. He lined up in front of Alex Bowman on the inside line with Johnson on the bottom ahead of Keselowski teammate Ryan Blaney.Keselowski got the push to get into clean air and denied Johnson a victory.GOLF-CHARITY MATCHWoods-Manning edge Mickelson-Brady UNDATED (AP) — Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning were the winners at Medalist Golf Club in Florida, as were the benefactors of “The Match: Champions for Charity.”Woods and Manning took the lead on the third hole and never trailed, once building a 3-up lead in fourballs on the front nine. Manning making two birdies before the turn, although one was a net par.Woods lagged a long birdie putt on 18 that was close enough that Manning didn’t have to putt. That secured a 1-up victory over Mickelson and Brady.Brady took plenty of teasing from TV analysts Charles Barkley and Justin Thomas. Brooks Koepka (KOEHP’-kuh) offered $100,000 to the cause if Brady could just make a par. Brady quieted his critics on the par-5 seventh as his fourth shot landed beyond the pin and spun back into the cup.The goal was to raise $10 million or more for COVID-19 relief funds, and online donations sent money climbing toward about twice that much.center_img — Youth sports organizations across the United States have come together to form the PLAY Sports Coalition to push for federal help with the coronavirus crisis. The leaders of the coalition are trumpeting the importance of youth sports and sounding the alarm about the future of their organizations. The fate of providers in low-income communities is of particular concern. Nearly 60% of local sports leaders expect to lose at least 50% of their revenue over the next year, according to an Aspen Institute for Sports poll.— Formula One driver George Russell has won the virtual Monaco Grand Prix on the day the iconic race would have been held if not for the pandemic. Russell finished 39 seconds ahead of former F1 driver Esteban Gutiérrez of Mexico. Formula One’s first 10 races have been either postponed or canceled.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OBIT-EDDIE SUTTONEddie Sutton, Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies at 84UNDATED (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Eddie Sutton has died of natural causes at 84. That word from Sutton’s family. May 25, 2020 Sutton led Kentucky, Arkansas and Oklahoma State to the Final Four and was the first coach to take four schools to the NCAA tournament. He was 806-328 in 37 seasons as a Division I head coach, not counting vacated victories or forfeited games.Sutton won two SEC titles with Kentucky but had to resign in 1989 after the NCAA announced 18 allegations against the program. Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on April 3, Sutton fell short as a finalist six times before finally being selected. He had said he believed that the scandal that ended his stint at Kentucky was likely the culprit for his lengthy wait.He was Associated Press Coach of the Year in 1978 at Arkansas and in 1986 at Kentucky.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 SPORTS-PANDEMICCuomo welcoming back pro sports teamsUNDATED (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says teams in his state can return to their facilities for training after a pause of more than two months. The New York City area was one of the hardest-hit parts of the U.S. by the coronavirus pandemic, but COVID-19 deaths and new infections in the state have been trending downward. Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL are discussing the resumption of their seasons with their players’ unions.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Japan’s professional baseball season will open on June 19 under a plan that excludes fans. The season was to have begun on March 20 but the start was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Japan joins South Korea and Taiwan in Asia whose leagues are open and playing largely without fans. Japan has reported about 850 deaths from COVID-19. last_img read more

ATP Finals: 7 Is The Lucky Number For 7th Seed Goffin Against Federer

first_imgDavid Goffin secured a first win in seven attempts against six-time champion Roger Federer to reach the final of the ongoing ATP Finals in London.The 26-year old produced a stunning fightback from a set down to win 2-6 6-3 6-4, against the 19-time Grand Slam champion.Speaking afterwards, Goffin was lost for words on his admirable feat. He said: “I have no words. I cannot describe how I’m feeling – so much joy, so much happiness.”He will now face Grigor Dimitrov in Sunday’s final after the Bulgarian sixth seed saw off American eighth seed Jack Sock 4-6 6-0 6-3 in the second semi-final.Both players will play each other for the second time this week and Dimitrov will be favourite having thrashed the Belgian 6-0 6-2 in the group stage on Wednesday.Playing down expectations, Dimitrov said: “It’s another match – I just need to keep on playing.”“It’s the last match of the season so, full house, and we’re on.” he concluded. RelatedUS Open: Roger Federer Defeats David Goffin To Advance Into QuarterfinalSeptember 2, 2019In “Tennis”ATP Finals Wrap (Pete Sampras Group): Dimitrov Into Semis With Victory Over Goffin As Busta Is BustedNovember 16, 2017In “Sports”ATP Finals (Boris Becker Group): Jack Sock Joins Federer In The Last FourNovember 17, 2017In “Sports”last_img read more

Pau Gasol struggling in leadership role for Lakers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I have to find myself and find ways to get involved and not just be standing at the three-point line or standing far away from the basket,” Gasol said. “I have to find ways to keep myself active and involved.” That proved difficult as Gasol spent the first two weeks of the season battling a respiratory illness that affected his breathing. Though he said the symptoms have recently vanished, Gasol confirmed he has nursed a strained muscle in his left foot from the end of training camp. “It was sore a lot of times. But I don’t like to talk about things like that because they sound like excuses,” Gasol said. “I don’t like to make excuses when things go wrong.”Plenty of things have gone wrong.Gasol has appeared overwhelmed on defense, allowing New Orlean’s Anthony Davis (32 points) and Denver’s Timofey Mozgov (23 points) to have career nights. Gasol has also gone through a stretch where he’s shot below 50 percent in five of the past six games. It hasn’t helped that the Lakers have shown inconsistency with their three-point shooting in their wins (45.9 percent) and losses (36.6 percent). That makes Gasol’s job more difficult in striking the right balance between facilitating and scoring. All those issues have shadowed some positive developments. Gasol made two clutch free throws and blocked Kyle Korver’s potential game-winner two weeks ago against Atlanta. Though he only shot 1 of 10 against the Rockets, Gasol played a large part in holding Dwight Howard to an average 15 points and 14 rebounds“It’s going to take time for him. He hadn’t been in a situation where he’s been the main focus on a team since he was in Memphis,” Young said. “But he’s still Pau. He’s still good. It’s going to happen. He’s been in the league long enough to figure it out.”But the Lakers suggest that goes beyond Gasol.“He’s going to get double-teamed. He will pass first and look for you. We have to knock those shots down,” Hill said. “He’s not the quickest big man, so when he’s trying to guard, we have to help cracking down on his man.” D’Antoni has downplayed whether fielding six different starting lineups has negatively affected team chemistry. But after initially scoffing at Gasol’s preference to operate in the post last season, D’Antoni conceded he still needs to feature him better on offense. “We’re trying to get him to be able to get him in the low post a little bit more, get him to dive a little bit more and be able to deliver the ball a little bit more,” D’Antoni siad. “Once he does that, we know he’s very talented in both spots. He should be the focus of our offense all the time whether it’s inside, which should be a lot, and whether he catches the ball at the high post and makes other people better.”So far, the Lakers say they remain patient with that process. But Gasol sounds weary of how long that will take. After all, this marks the moment Gasol wanted when more responsibility fell on him.“Guys look up to me for help and advice and for leadership,” Gasol said. “I do have to be there for them. I have to be reliable and accountable for my teammates.” So far, that hasn’t happened.Gasol enters the Lakers’ (4-6) game tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies (3-5) at Staples Center averaging 13.4 points on only 39.4 shooting in 28.3 minutes. It’s hard to believe, but those numbers fare slightly worse than his career-lows last season, when he averaged 13.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting in 33.8 minutes amid a reduced role and various ailments that sidelined him for 33 games. “With Kobe out and Steve Nash out, it makes things more difficult,” Gasol said. “We have to fight through it. There’s nothing we can do other than bringing a positive mindset and bringing effort every night.’Lakers forwards Nick Young and Jordan Hill have noticed Gasol bringing that mindset by being more vocal during practice and film sessions. They also hear Gasol feeding them positive messages every day. But that hasn’t overshadowed the more concrete issues that have emerged as Gasol has tried to excel in a larger role. That sparks questions beyond whether Gasol bulking up this offseason will prove enough to square up against Memphis’ frontline that includes his brother, Marc, and forward Zach Randolph. center_img This should’ve marked the time that Pau Gasol would no longer feel constrained in unleashing the full set of skills that once helped the Lakers secure two NBA championships. Dwight Howard’s departure to Houston paved the way for Gasol to assume his role in the post. An offseason procedure on his knees left him feeling refreshed. The Lakers invested in various castoffs on one-year contracts that boast athleticism and outside shooting, two key ingredients that help Gasol to facilitate the offense. With a prolonged training camp and a better understanding of his game, coach Mike D’Antoni no longer asks Gasol to stand behind the three-point line or run at a faster pace than his 33-year-old body allows. Long-term injuries to Kobe Bryant (left Achilles tendon) and Steve Nash (back) have also propelled Gasol into a role he has never assumed through 5 1/2 seasons with the Lakers.“Pau knows that he has to lead us,” D’Antoni said. “He has to be the guy to dominate the game.”last_img read more

Wellington High School Daily Bulletin: Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014This week’s schedule:Thursday - •JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.•Football scrimmage at Wellington High School, 6 p.m.•Volleyball Gatorade Scrimmage, 5 p.m.Friday –•No school.Saturday - •Varsity Volleyball at Winfield. Thursday’s lunch: Baked Ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuits/jelly, pineapple chunks.Today’s news: *If you need to purchase a new student ID, please sign up in the office Today.*A representative from Tulsa Welding School will be here today during 7th and 8th period. Students that are interested may sign up in the counselor’s office. The rep. will be in the Ag Shop.*Students enrolled in Agriculture classes may pay their FFA dues to Mrs. Chase.  Dues are set at $25.00 and need to be paid by Sept. 25.*There will be a hunter safety clinic offered again this fall here at WHS on September 13 and 14. You must be present both days.  The clinic is free and there will be a free lunch on Saturday sponsored by the FFA Chapter.  You may register online at safehunters.com. If you have any questions please talk to Mrs. Chase.  The clinic is open to anyone that is 11 years or older.*School Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 3rd.*Just a Reminder: Students playing a fall sport must have their Sports’ Fee paid before the first game.Guidance Office News: College visits during lunch:Wednesday, September 10 – Bethel College.Monday, September 15- Emporia StateThursday, September 18- Cloud County CCFriday, September 26- Kansas University.Thursday, October 2- Fort Hays CollegeMonday, October 6- Newman UniversityMonday, October 6- Washburn University.Tuesday, October 21 – Kansas State.Follow us on Twitter. 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

Suarez, Messi maintain Barca’s La Liga lead

first_imgVillarreal had to survive the final half hour a man light when Raba was dismissed for connecting with his studs on Busquets’ ankle as the Spanish international cleared.Another Alba cross was turned onto the post by Suarez on the stretch.However, the Uruguayan finally broke Villarreal’s resistance after exchanging a neat one-two with Alcacer to round Asenjo and net his seventh goal of the season.And Messi secured all three points seven minutes from time as he was played in by Busquets to smash past the helpless Asenjo.– Atletico bounce back –Earlier, Atletico bounced back from the disappointment of being dumped out of the Champions League in midweek to keep their title challenge afloat at Betis.The hosts dominated possession throughout but were made to pay for their lack of cutting edge, as well as some fine goalkeeping by Jan Oblak.HIGHLIGHTS ?Check out the best plays from our win in Seville. ??? #AúpaAtleti #RealBetisAtleti https://t.co/voarEVWhAe— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) December 10, 2017By contrast, Atletico were clinical even in the absence of the injured Antoine Griezmann as Saul Niguez slid in at the back post to turn home Sime Vrsaljko’s cross with their first serious attack on the half-hour mark.“They played some spectacular football today, but we took advantage of the chance we had,” Atletico midfielder Koke told BeIN Sports Spain.Betis posed more of a goal threat after the break but were denied by Oblak, who produced a wonder save to turn Cristian Tello’s sweetly struck half-volley behind for a corner.? | PHOTOSTake a look at the best pictures from #RealBetisAtleti https://t.co/MZCU1DTT6l#AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/1jYE0wAgUV— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) December 10, 2017“One team had the ball, which was Betis, and they tried many different ways to damage us, but the team was very strong defensively,” said Atletico boss Diego Simeone.At the other end of the table, Malaga and Athletic Bilbao secured big away wins to ease their relegation fears.Malaga remain in the drop zone but moved off the foot of the table with a 2-0 victory at Real Sociedad.Athletic, meanwhile, bagged their first league win in nearly two months 2-1 at Levante to move up to 13th.Share on: WhatsApp ? The table still looks good after 15 games in @LaLigaEN #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/BWA8xWC2Sw— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 10, 2017 Madrid, Spain | AFP | Barcelona restored their lead at the top of La Liga to five points as Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi struck in the final 20 minutes to edge out 10-man Villarreal 2-0 on Sunday.Daniel Raba’s red card on the hour mark for a wild lunge on Sergio Busquets handed Barca the initiative.And their pressure told when Suarez rounded off a fine team move before Messi blasted home a second to get the Catalans back to winning ways after successive draws with Valencia and Celta Vigo in La Liga. Final whistle!Villarreal 0-2 FC Barcelona Suárez and Messi?? #ForçaBarça? #VillarrealBarça pic.twitter.com/PimFrBIoLK— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 10, 2017Valencia remain Barca’s closest challengers five points back, but Atletico Madrid also maintained their title charge with a 1-0 win at Real Betis to stay six points off the top.Real Madrid are eight points back in fourth and Barca will have the chance to go into El Clasico away at Real in two weeks’ time with an 11-point lead over their rivals.Barca host Deportivo la Coruna next weekend, whilst Madrid are in action at the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.Gerard Pique nearly gave Barca the perfect start at the Ceramic Stadium, where they have struggled in recent seasons, as his header came back off the crossbar from Messi’s corner just four minutes in.However, Barca dominance of possession was largely stale before the break as Villarreal posed the greater threat on the counter-attack.Nicola Sansone had the hosts’ best effort that forced Marc-Andre ter Stegen into a stunning one-handed stop high to his left.Messi orchestrated the visitors’ attacking threat after the break as he constantly freed Jordi Alba down Barca’s left.Paco Alcacer was denied by Sergio Asenjo from Alba’s low cross before the left-back teed up Messi for a cushioned effort that drifted inches wide. With that goal, Leo #Messi equals Gerd Müller as the top scorer in Europe’s major league with one club. Well done, Leo! ?? #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/30vNDzu4zx— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 10, 2017last_img read more

Registration open for Pattaya Marathon

first_imgWheelchair marathon participants will receive free registration.Runners in the official half-marathon will be split into the same age and gender brackets.  Registration for Thais is 400 baht through July 13 and 500 through July 20.  Foreigners will be charged 900 baht through July 13 and 1,260 baht thereafter.Registration fees for the quarter-marathon are not discounted.  Prices through race day are 300 baht for Thais and 720 baht for foreigners.Race day will also offer a “student race” of just 3.5 km., split into under-14 age brackets for boys and girls.  Registration is free, but must be completed by July 10.Those registering before July 16 will receive 100,000 baht in insurance coverage for accidents related to external factors, such as falling or car collisions.  Internal problems or illness are not covered.The first three runners past the post in the full marathon will receive 200,000, 70,000 and 50,000 baht, respectively.  The top Thai female and male finishers will each receive 70,000 baht.  Second place earns a 50,000 baht prize and the third-place finisher will take home 30,000 baht.The top-three finishers in the wheelchair marathon will win 25,000, 20,000 and 15,000 baht, regardless of nationality.Only Thais, however, will be eligible for prize awards in the half-marathon.  The top three finishers will receive 40,000, 20,000 and 10,000 baht, respectively.Winners of the quarter-marathon and winners age 60 and above will receive prizes of up to 6,000 baht.  Youngsters in the student race can win up to 3,000 baht.  In addition, there will be prizes awarded to running clubs with the largest number of members participating in the Pattaya Marathon.For more information, contact the Sports Development for Tourism Office at 038-253-127-9 or visit Pattaya-Marathon.net. Applications are now open for runners looking to participate in the July 21 Pattaya Marathon.Early registration – which offers lower prices and other benefits – runs through July 13.  Participants are eligible for insurance coverage if registered by July 16.  Registration fees include a jersey. More than 2 million baht in prizes are up for grabs in the internationally contested races.  Prizes will be awarded in six categories.Runners in the full 42.2 km. race will segregated by gender and into six age brackets: 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and over 70.  Registration for the full marathon costs Thais 500 baht through July 13 and 700 baht until July 20.  Foreigners will have to pay 1,080 baht through July 13 and 1,620 baht through July 20.last_img read more

See why Michael Vaughan says India still isn’t a ‘great team’ in Tests

first_imgAdvertisement tndNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsinwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Er( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3w9Would you ever consider trying this?😱yb5hCan your students do this? 🌚5sg32zRoller skating! Powered by Firework Former England skipper Michael Vaughan, heavily criticised Team India for their dismal performance against New Zealand in the ongoing test series – saying that the No.1 Test team needs to win games in England and New Zealand to be considered great! The first day of the second Test at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday, saw the guests suffer yet again through the hands of speedster Kyle Jamieson, who picked up a five-for as India were bundled out for 242. Even though Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari fought valiantly with their half-centuries, the hosts dominated the day with some fine display of fast-bowling. Advertisement Picture Credit: Getty ImagesAfter the end of the day’s play, the former England captain took to social media to dispraise the ‘Men in Blues’.  The 45-year-old claimed that the guests were taught a lesson by the Kiwis on how to play on such conditions.“NZ giving India a lesson in how to play in conditions where the ball moves through the air … They can’t be regarded as a great team till they start winning in places like NZ & England ..” he tweeted.Advertisement Asked to bat once again, India had to be patient while dealing with the swing bowlers, as rain played its part early in the morning. But Mayank Agawal, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja, were all dismissed in single digits while wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant could only manage 12 runs.Virat Kohli’s rough-patch continued, this time with just 3 runs to his account; the skipper once again fell victim to Tim Southee who has now dismissed Kohli for a record 10th time in international cricket. Meanwhile, his deputy, Ajinkya Rahane looked poised to score big today, but it was Southee once again. This time a fantastic outswinger caught the Indian vice-captain by surprise as he was caught at the first slip with only seven runs to his name.The three half centurions Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari helped their side cross the 200-run mark, however, the team lost their last six wickets for just 48 runs adding more salt to the injury.At stumps New Zealand remain in a commanding position with 63/0 on board as openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell easily managed the Indian pace attack in the final session. The hosts will look forward to pile on the misery from the first ball tomorrow morning while India must come up with something really special. You may also like:NZ vs Ind 2nd Test Day 1 Review: Kiwis edge out India with early honours at Hagley OvalWhat India needs to do to win the 2nd Test match against New Zealand Advertisementlast_img read more

Man Utd and Spurs in battle for Rakitic as Barca look to offload midfielder

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED and Tottenham are set to battle it out for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, according to reports.The Catalan giants are prepared to cash in on the Croatian veteran this summer to raise funds of their own.2 Ivan Rakitic is set to spark a transfer scramble this summerCredit: Getty Images – GettyRakitic, 32, has just one year remaining on his deal at the Nou Camp.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newsHis availability is set to spark a transfer scramble with clubs across Europe including Juventus, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid set to pursue a deal.But according to Mundo Deportivo, the Premier League pair believe they can lure Rakitic to England.The coronavirus pandemic will leave Barca cash-strapped this summer meaning they will be forced to sell a number of stars to bring in players of their own.Both United and Tottenham are in the market for a new midfielder and know they won’t need to break the bank to sign Rakitic.The Red Devils attempted to land Rakitic in January but the move was blocked because his wife Raquel wanted to remain in Barcelona.He is a serial winner having won ten major pieces of silverware throughout an illustrious career.Rakitic has made it no secret of his desire to rejoin Sevilla whom he left in 2014.But the Spanish side are unlikely to compete financially after the player admitted he is still waiting for them to make contact.2most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’Last month he said: “I have a special affection for Seville, but directly for the city. I have my family there.”I have always said that it would be a dream to wear that shirt again, everyone knows it but it is not my decision.”Monchi (Sevilla’s sporting director) and everyone at Sevilla has my number but they haven’t called me yet.”Paul Pogba going through gruelling solo fitness sessions at home in bid to come back flying for Man Utdlast_img read more

Wolmer’s celebrate Walker Cup win

first_imgThey might not have been the most talked about or the loudest in the recently concluded corporate area schoolboy football competitions, but newly crowned ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup champions Wolmer’s Boys’ celebrated Wednesday’s 5-4 penalty triumph over St George’s College in fine style inside the Douglas Orane Auditorium, at Heroes Circle yesterday.The early morning devotion was brief, but set alight an otherwise quiet and serious morning of end of term exams. It clearly brought smiles to the faces of the student population and administrative staff.Principal Dr Walton Small took time out to parade two trophies, the Walker Cup and the trophy for topping the recent tennis tournament. Members of the school’s water polo team were also lauded for their performances in their recent championship.”I have a sad story to tell you, about the defeat of George’s. They came with great expectations, but returned with a box load of shaving cream,” Small sang jubilantly to rapturous applause and laughter from a full auditorium.Chairman of the Wolmer’s Trust, Milton Samuda, said: “The real effort took place long before our team hit the field of play, and I want you to congratulate them for that and to acknowledge that it is a part of our heritage that whatever we do, we do to the best of our ability.” he told the audience.15 scholarships in two yearsTeam manager Kurt Boothe reflected on the past season:”As a management team we had set out a chart of goals and number two was to win trophies. Number one goal that we had set out for this football programme is to be the school that gets the most football scholarships … and I am proud to say that in the past two years we have got 15 scholarships.Distinguished old boy, Douglas Orane, after whom the auditorium is named, hailed the Walker Cup winners.”This (Walker Cup) is very special. They have worked very hard all season and remained very disciplined,” he said. He added that their objective is to count both goals and scholarships and produce well rounded young men for leadership roles in Jamaica.”There is a great demand from young men to come to Wolmer’s and what we want to do is ensure that we keep the standards high,” Orane told The Gleaner.last_img read more

“Gross disrespect” forces media to walk out GDF Officers’ conference

first_imgBy Vahnu ManickchandApproximately 20 media operatives from both private and State entities on Thursday morning stormed out of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Headquarters after “gross disrespect” and poor treatment were meted out to them when they turned up to provide coverage of the army’s Annual Officers’ Conference.This is the second year that the media had experienced difficulties in covering theMedia operatives heading out of the GDF compound on Thursday morning after storming out of the Annual Officers’ Conference over disrespectful treatment by the armyGDF Officers’ Conference.The GDF had invited the press to cover the opening ceremony of the Conference, asking that the media representatives be at Base Camp Ayanganna for 09:30h. Being cognisant of the army protocols, the majority of the media operatives arrived way ahead of that time and were made to wait in the benab outside the compound on Thomas Land.After some time, the group of reporters, cameramen and photographers was made to walk all the way to the other end of the compound (closer to Carifesta Avenue) and instead of being taken straight to the Officers’ Mess Hall where the event was being held, they were diverted to another building where about 20 of them were cooped up in a small room.This caused the media operatives to voice their concern and discomfort to GDFGDF Press Officer, Colonel Michael Shahoud talking to members of the press as they head out the compoundCommunication Officer Major Earl Edghill, who indicated to them that they would be escorted to the conference room shortly.In protest of the treatment meted out to them, media operatives informed the armypersonnel that better arrangements needed to be made to accommodate the press at GDF events. In fact, they decried the fact that they were made to walk several yards in the scorching sun when most of them, particularly the cameramen and photographers, were carrying heavy equipment.They also reminded the officer that they needed to arrive at the conference area ahead of time in order to set up their cameras and run their microphone cables. In furtherance of their protest against the treatment they received, the press questioned why they could not have used the entrance on Vlissengen Road that leads to the sports ground since it was closer to the building where the conference was being held.However, Major Edghill explained that civilians entering the GDF compound were required to pass through the main entrance at Thomas Lands. They then requested, in this case, for transportation to be made available next time.About 15 minutes later, media operatives were removed from the cramped room and escorted to the Mess Hall where, upon arrival, they realised the event was already underway as Chief-of-Staff, Brigadier Patrick West, could be heard speaking.The members of the press were then led into the lounge area on the bottom floor, where they were offered beverages “as a consolation” but refused the refreshment. Major Edghill subsequently resurfaced and led the press members to the upper flat where the event was ongoing with Brigadier West delivering a presentation.Already frustrated and angered by what was transpiring, media operatives felt further disrespected when they entered the conference room to find that no proper arrangements were made to accommodate them. They were told to set up their cameras at an angle whereby speakers at the podium would have been caught on the side.Additionally, there was no seating arrangement for reporters, who were expected to remain standing beside the seated gathering, which comprised Commander-in-Chief President David Granger and Government Ministers as well as top-ranking military officers.This situation caused the operatives, led by Vice President of the Guyana Press Association (GPA) Zoisa Fraser and Executive Member Denis Chabrol, to boycott the event.As the 20-odd media representatives were making their way out of the compound, they were approached by GDF Press Officer, Colonel Michael Shahoud, who attempted to salvage the situation. He pulled aside the GPA Vice President, explaining why the media was prevented from covering the conference from the beginning.“The conference has taken a new dimension … There are some things of national security (being said at the Annual Officers’ Conference) that the Chief-of-Staff would not want in the public’s domain, and for obvious reasons,” he posited.Colonel Shahoud added that for the past two years, under the leadership of Brigadier West, sensitive information has been included in the Chief-of-Staff’s presentation. However, he was informed of previous occasions when the media would comply with instructions not to record or publish sensitive information disclosed during such events.The Colonel went on to say the media would have been allowed in the conference room to set up their equipment in time for the President’s address. “That is what we invited you for,” he stated, but he was reminded that it would have been improper to be setting up while a speaker was at the podium, or worst if the Commander-in-Chief had already started his speech.Last year, media operatives who arrived at the GDF Headquarters for the event were placed in a briefing room for over an hour before they were finally escorted, via a bus, to the Mess Hall for the conference. However, upon their arrival, President Granger had already started his feature address, which upset the members of the press.Meanwhile, the GPA in a subsequent statement on Thursday condemned the treatment of the media operatives, calling it “gross disrespect”.“The Guyana Press Association would like to use this opportunity to remind the Guyana Defence Force of the importance of the media, not only as a group but as a major partner that also works to ensure the integrity and sovereignty of this country. The media does not work in a vacuum and its members should be treated with the respect it deserves,” the Association noted.The GPA further added it was unfortunate that the GDF continued to engage the media in this manner, when it has not acknowledged repeated attempts by the media representative body to engage and work towards a better relationship.The new GPA executive body, which is now being headed by veteran broadcast journalist Nazima Raghubir, said it wrote the GDF since January 15, 2018 for a familiarisation meeting but has gotten no response to date.last_img read more

Exxon contract contradicts Minister, prohibits impromptu visits – Nandlall

first_img…says Govt has abdicated right to thoroughly inspect operationsFormer Attorney General Anil Nandlall is taking the Government to task for its utterances regarding its right to make impromptu visits to ExxonMobil’s operations, noting that the contract it signed with the oil giant prohibited this.Recently, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman was quoted in sections of the media saying that impromptu visits would still be carried out. Nandlall, in a statement on Monday, however, dismissed this as absurd.“How does Minister Trotman conceive the Government making impromptu visits to the oil operations when the contract expressly and specifically provides that the Minister, through his duly-appointed representative, must give at least seven days’ notice before they can be allowed to observe the petroleum operations conducted by the contractor?” Nandlall questioned.“What this means is that the Government may attempt impromptu visits, but unless that seven days’ notice is given in the manner provided for by the contract, the contractor reserves the right to prevent the Government access to the operations.”Questioning whether the Government meant to disregard its contractual obligations, Nandlall noted that the better thing to do was to acknowledge that they were in a conundrum. He pointed out that the clause restraining Government from inspections – Article Nine – was meant to prevent comprehensive scrutiny.“More significantly, when the clause, which requires the seven days’ notice, is read in conjunction with other related clauses, one gets the clear impression that the collective intent of the contract is to prevent the Government from accessing certain type of data, in respect of the oil operations.“For example, even where the seven days’ notice is given, there are express prohibitions against the Minister interfering with the petroleum operations and there are a whole host of records and reports, which are deemed “confidential” and to which the Minister has no access,” the Attorney-at-Law pointed out.Meanwhile, taking on recent statements from Business Minister Dominic Gaskin whereby he urged Guyanese to not become distracted by the “tiny vocal minority”, Nandlall pointed out that the only persons supporting the contract have been members of the Cabinet.“Apart from Cabinet Ministers, almost every organisation in Guyana and every major commentator are on public record making condignly critical remarks about the contract. The position is no different among the ordinary citizens, including supporters of the Government,” Nandlall said.The contractThe contract was signed in June 2016 between the coalition Government, ExxonMobil and its partners in the Stabroek Block. While the contractor is obligated to maintain and submit all pertinent records, the Government can neither make impromptu visits nor interfere with Exxon’s operations.Article 9e states that “The Minister, through duly-appointed representatives, upon providing the contractor with at least seven days’ notice, shall be entitled to observe petroleum operations conducted by the contractor at his sole cost and expense…”It goes on to say that “in the exercise of such rights under this paragraph the Minister shall not unduly interfere with the contractor’s operations under this agreement”.In Article 15 of the contract, Exxon is exempted from paying Corporation, Excise or Value Added Taxes on its earnings from petroleum. Article 15.4 also provides for the Government itself to pay the company’s Income Tax.To facilitate this, the oil company has to submit tax returns to the Government. Article 32 also stipulates that Government cannot modify the contract or increase any fiscal obligation the company has.This, therefore, puts a cap on the taxes, royalties, duties, fees, or charges outlined in the contract. Government also has to compensate the operator if a change to existing laws causes loss of revenue for the company.According to Article 32.3, “If at any time after the signing of this agreement, there is a change in the laws of Guyana… and such a change has a materially adverse effect on the economic benefits, including those resulting from the fiscal regime provided by this agreement… the Government shall promptly take any and all affirmative actions to restore the lost or impaired economic benefits to contractor, so that contractor receives the same economic benefit under the agreement that it would have received prior to the change in law or its interpretation, application, or implementation.”The contract goes on to say: “The foregoing obligation shall include the obligation to resolve promptly, by whatever means may be necessary, any conflict or anomaly between this agreement and any such new or amended legislation, including by way of exemption, legislation, decree and/or authoritative acts.”last_img read more

Fraser-Green victorious at National Cycling Championships

first_imgUnited Kingdom-based biker Claire Fraser-Green dominated the competition at the National Cycling Championships over the weekend, impressing in the time-trial championships on Saturday then claiming the female National Road Race Trophy on Sunday.Fraser-Green outdid Shenika Teixeira and Abigail Jeffrey to earn her sixth national road race title, after winning her sixth successive time-trial title on Saturday.In the 53-mile race from Homestretch Avenue to Timehri’s bottleneck and back, Fraser-Green stopped the clock in two hours, 46 minutes and 14 seconds, miles ahead of Teixeira and Jeffrey, who crossed the line together in a time of 3hours, 20 minutes and 21 seconds.In the male side of things, Warren “40” McKay won the spoils in the veteran category ahead of Nigel London and Mark Spencer. The father of 10 recorded a winning time of three hours and 51 minutes; as did junior champion Brighton John in the 85-mile event.The senior will saddle up on Sunday on the same route also from 07:30hrs. However, racers will then proceed to Moblissa on the Linden Highway.Time-Trial and road race champion Raynauth Jeffrey is expected to be tested by standout riders like Shaquel Agard, Paul DeNobrega, Andrew Hicks, Hamza Eastman, Jamal John, Romello Crawford and Alonzo Ambrose.On Saturday, Fraser-Green and USA-based Jeffrey emphatically defended their Time-Trial titles to highlight Day 1 of the National Cycling Championships. Fraser-Greene completed the 20km course in 40 minutes and 12 seconds, more than five minutes ahead of the other competitor, Shenika Texeira (46m: 59s). In the male category, Jeffrey (senior) and John (junior) and Jaikarran Sukhai (veteran) emerged winners in their respective categories. Jeffrey (28m: 36s) finished almost a minute ahead of Andrew Hicks (29m: 24s), while the junior champion, John, finished third overall in 29 minutes and 34 seconds.John was victorious over Berbician Ajap Gopilall (34m: 32s) and Movan Fraser (34:52s) in the junior ranks.Sukhai topped the podium for the vets, leading Stephen Fernandes (32m: 57s) and Paul Thomas (33m: 45s).last_img read more

TOP DRIVERS GO HEAD-TO-HEAD AT DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY

first_imgTHREE of rallying’s greats are set to go head to head in next week’s Donegal International Rally.And all three have won rounds of the Irish tarmac rally championship.Tim McNulty (Galway International), Derek McGarrity (Circuit of Ireland) and Daragh O’Riordan (Rally of the Lakes) haven’t faced each other however – until now. They will go head to head when the Donegal rally begins from Letterkenny a week tomorrow.McGarrity is hopeful his damaged subaru will be repaired in time – but is getting back-up just in case.Garry Jennings and Seamus Leonard complete an all-Subaru top five in the 150-strong entry list.There is no doubt however that all the focus will be on car No 6, Mikko Hirvonen’s Monte Carlo Rally-winning Ford Fiesta S2000 which will be driven for the first time by Tarmac production champion Alastair Fisher. Also in the top 10 is former UK Mitsubishi champion Phillip Morrow, who makes his second appearance of the season after an impressive but troubled outing on the Circuit of Ireland at Easter.Top of the Donegal entry list: 1 Tim McNulty (Subaru Impreza); 2 Derek McGarrity (Subaru Impreza); 3 Daragh O’Riordan (Subaru Impreza); 4 Garry Jennings (Subaru Impreza); 5 Seamus Leonard (Subaru Impreza); 6 Alastair Fisher (Ford Fiesta S2000); 7 Sam Moffett (Mitsubishi Lancer N); 8 Alan Ring (Mitsubishi Lancer N); 9 Donagh Kelly (Mitsubishi Lancer N); 10 Phillip Morrow (Mitsubishi Lancer N).TOP DRIVERS GO HEAD-TO-HEAD AT DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY was last modified: June 9th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal rallylast_img read more

LEADING BUSINESSMAN IS HOPEFUL OF VAT PASS-ON IN DONEGAL

first_imgA leading Donegal businessman has encouraged all business owners to pass on the new lower rate of VAT to their customers.Letterkenny coffee shop owner and estate agent Brendan McGlynn was one of the first businesses to make customers aware of the drop in VAT from 13.5% to 9%.Brendan welcomed the move by putting up signs in his shops telling people of the new prices. “We have introduced a number of deals in our two coffee shops to give people as much value for money in the current climate.“We are more than happy to pass on the VAT reduction to our customers.“Hopefully other businesses in Letterkenny and Donegal who do the same will feel the benefit,” he said.The new VAT rate part of the Jobs Initiative and the Government hopes it will help to stimulate the struggling sectors. The reduction will stay in place until December 2013, when it will be reviewed.Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar has warned businesses they must pass on the savings to customers.Minister Varadkar said the VAT reduction was ‘hard fought for’, and a failure to implement it will make it difficult for similar supports to be given by Government.OBLIGATIONHe said the VAT cuts are a legal obligation, even if price cuts are not. However, the minister said he expects business to respond positively. The new rate applies to restaurants and catering services, hotel and holiday accommodation, entertainment venues, as well as hairdressing and printed publications, including newspapers and magazines.The Irish Hotels Federation has called on all members to pass on the reduction.The Restaurants Association of Ireland said it has instructed its members to reduce prices accordingly.Bord Failte’s Paul McLoone said he hopes businesses in Donegal and the North West in general will also pass on the reductions to their customers. EndsLEADING BUSINESSMAN IS HOPEFUL OF VAT PASS-ON IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 2nd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brendan McGlynnletterkennyQuiet MOmentlast_img read more

MILFORD 5K TO SUPPORT OLYMPIC CHALLENGER BRENDAN BOYCE – STAR TO COMPETE IN WORLD CUP

first_imgUPDATED: Milford Community Games will hold a 5K fun run/walk and a kids one mile race in aid of Brendan Boyce’s Olympic journey tomorrow, Friday, April 27th at 7.30 pm – as news emerged of his inclusion in a World Cup squad.Registration in the clubhouse at Moyle Park from 6.15 pm. Spot prizes for runners and walkers, with showers and refreshments in the clubhouse afterwards.A native of Milford, Brendan qualified for the Olympics last September and in Slovakia last month he even beat that and set a new personal best of 3.57.33 – knocking 25 seconds off his last top finish for the 50km walk. A member of the Letterkenny Athletic Club, he is in training for the summer Olympics.Everyone is asked to come along tomorrow evening to give Brendan your support.Boyce has been included on an elite Irish squad that competes in the Road Race Walk world cup in Saransk ,Russia May 12/13.He competes over the 20k distance against athletes from 67 countries in an event that the host country Russia are expected to claim the majority of the podium spots ahead of the Olympic Games in London . Finn Valley’s Patsy Mc Gonagle manages the squad.   MILFORD 5K TO SUPPORT OLYMPIC CHALLENGER BRENDAN BOYCE – STAR TO COMPETE IN WORLD CUP was last modified: April 26th, 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) Tags:MILFORD 5K TO SUPPORT OLYMPIC CHALLENGER BRENDAN BOYCElast_img read more

MAN SMASHED BOTTLE OVER VICTIM’S HEAD AND THEN STABBED VICTIM WITH IT

first_imgA man who smashed a wine bottle over the head of another man until it broke and then stabbed his victim with it has been jailed for two years.Enda McLaughlin attacked his defenceless victim during a house party at a chalet in Moneymore, Ballintra.After carrying out the brutal attack, McLaughlin then refused to allow other party-goers out of the house as his victim bled heavily after passing out. The Gardai were only called when one young woman made a phonecall from the toilet.Garda Tony Cornyn to Letterkenny Circuit Court that when he called to the chalet at Moneymore it was covered in blood.“It looked somebody had sprayed blood from an aerosol can because it came out that quick.“It was all over the walls and the furniture,” he said.When he spoke to people in the chalet, he was told McLaughlin was in the bedroom.When McLaughlin emerged he claimed he knew nothing about the assault.However there was blood on his shoes and his trousers which forensic tests later found belonged to the victim.The victim said he was simply reaching across for a drink when he felt himself being stabbed in the back of the hand and he then passed out to find himself in Sligo General Hospital when he awokeMcLaughlin of Carrowmore, Carndonagh, had up to 30 previous convictions, many for assault.He told the court that almost all his previous convictions were as a result of his addiction to alcohol.However, McLaughlin said he was now off alcohol and attending AA.He pleaded with Judge John O’Hagan to give him one more chance and guaranteed he would not come back before the courts.Judge John O’Hagan said people have to take responsibilities for their actions.“People who produce or create weapons must take responsibility for natural and probable consequences of their actions – drink or no drink.“I have no option but to jail you,” he said.MAN SMASHED BOTTLE OVER VICTIM’S HEAD AND THEN STABBED VICTIM WITH IT was last modified: July 12th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallintraCarndonaghEnda McLaughlinlast_img read more

DEPARTMENT SAYS IT DEALS WITH CAR-OWNERS IN IRISH DESPITE CLAIMS

first_imgThe Department of Transport has denied it is discriminating against Irish-speaking people when having their cars tested for the NCT in Gaoth Dobhair.The National Car Test comes under the remit of the Road Safety Authority.They have refuted claims by local political activist Micheál Cholm Easbui who claimed people looking to speak to personnel in Irish could not be accommodated. However, a spokesman for the Department of Transport outlined their situation with regard to the handling of queries through Irish.The arrangements available to have NCT in Irish include:1. If owner has flagged a preference for Irish on NVDF record, the test reminder is sent in Irish2. Website enquiries and bookings can be carried out in Irish 3. For telephone enquiries and bookings, the call centre has a number of Irish speakers available on request who will call the customer and deal with the booking or enquiry.4. Test reports are available in Irish and automatically issued to owners who have flagged this as a preference5. While it is not usual to have the actual test conducted by an Irish speaker, an Irish speaking vehicle inspector is available in Co Donegal, for example. DEPARTMENT SAYS IT DEALS WITH CAR-OWNERS IN IRISH DESPITE CLAIMS was last modified: August 22nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bisaso becomes Express FC third coach this season

first_imgBisaso (centre) being unveiled as the new Express head coach. Photo by Shaban Lubega.FOOTBALL–Just days after Douglas Bamweyana was fired from the Express head coach role, the Red Eagles have unveiled former Soana FC coach Shafic Bisaso as their new coach this morning.Bisaso who only lost his job at Soana now becomes the third coach at Express this season following the departure of Matia Lule and Douglas Bamweyana.The fomer SC Villa, Soana and Masavu FC coach is tasked with the job of helping Express avoid relegation and push for a better finish in the table at the end of the season.Speaking during the unveiling ceremony at the Club offices in Mutundwe Monday afternoon, Express FC Vice chairman Hajji Kamudas said: “Allow me introduce to you our new Coach Shafic Bisaso.”“As the club, we have entrusted Bisaso with our Club and we believe he is the right man to propel our club to the next level,” Kamudas said.He revealed that Bisaso will appoint his coaching staff to work with.“I am happy to come here work with Express FC,” said the new coach Bisaso.“It’s a big test ahead of me but I am not here because I have friends at Express FC, it’s because of my hard work so I am ready for the task,” Bisaso said.Following their hard fought 2-1 victory past Proline FC at Startimes Stadium in lugogo on Saturday under the care of Sam Kawalya and Hassan Mubiru, the Red Eagles will return to league action tomorrow against Table leaders Police FC at Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku.They are currently 13th on the log with 11 points from 10 gamesCommentslast_img read more

‘Still question marks over £67m man Alisson’

first_imgThere remains “a question mark” against Alisson despite Liverpool’s record-breaking deal, says Graeme Souness, but the Reds are set to be the side that Manchester City will “fear the most”.Jurgen Klopp has spent big this summer in an effort to push his side closer to the top-flight crown, with those at Anfield having finished 25 points off record-breaking pace last season.Brazil international Alisson is among those to have been drafted in, with a £67 million ($87m) deal making him the most expensive goalkeeper in history. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The 25-year-old impressed on his pre-season bow against Napoli on Saturday, but Souness believes he still has plenty to prove if he is to be the answer in a problematic area for Liverpool.The former Reds captain wrote in a column for the Sunday Times: “A goalkeeper was clearly a priority and Liverpool have broken the world record for that position by signing Alisson from Roma for £67m.“He played in Brazil and Portugal, then was initially kept out of the Roma team by Wojciech Szczesny, who found English football difficult at Arsenal.“So he’s not coming with 300-400 games at the highest level under his belt and, despite the fee, there has to be a question mark against him.”While Souness is yet to be convinced by Alisson, he has been impressed by the work overseen by Klopp.Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri have also been added to the Liverpool squad this summer, leading to a feeling on Merseyside that the Reds can challenge for major honours in 2018-19.“If their signings work out, if the goalkeeper is a proper one and the new midfielders are workaholics who can handle our football, Liverpool will push City all the way in the two big competitions this season – the Premier League and the Champions League,” added Souness.“They are the team that City will fear most, unless somebody goes on a late summer spending spree. They must put Pep Guardiola’s side under pressure and see if they crack.”Liverpool have one more friendly fixture to take in before competitive action resumes, against Torino on Tuesday.They will open their Premier League campaign at home to West Ham on August 12, before going on to face Crystal Palace and Brighton in the first month of the season. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Angelique Kerber plays down Wimbledon prospects after claycourt calamity

first_imgWorld number one Angelique Kerber says she has put her disastrous claycourt season firmly behind her and will have to start “from zero” at Wimbledon as she attempts to rediscover her best tennis over the next few months.The German suffered a humiliating first-round exit at the French Open in May, losing to 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova and becoming the first top seed to be eliminated from the tournament at the very first hurdle in the professional era.She was also forced to withdraw from a warm-up tournament in Birmingham last month with a hamstring injury, but said on Saturday that she had recovered from that setback.”It’s great to be back,” Kerber told a news conference ahead of Wimbledon, which starts on Monday. “I’m feeling good … I’m healthy so far, so this is very important for me.”I’m not thinking about Paris, about the claycourt season any more … I’m starting from zero here. My mind is just day-by-day here, like last year. I will try to play good tennis again.”Kerber finished runner-up at Wimbledon last year, losing to Serena Williams in the final. And with expectant mother Williams not defending her title at SW19 this year, Kerber said the tournament would have a different feel about it.”Of course, it’s different if Serena is not here,” the German added.”I will not put the pressure too far, too high. I’m here to really try to focus day-by-day, not thinking too far, not thinking about other things, making the things maybe, again, a little bit not too complicated.advertisement”I mean, everything is possible, in two weeks especially. It’s a long time. So we will see.”Such has been the deterioration in Kerber’s form over the past few months that the German said it could take her months to get back to her best.”I will not put the pressure on Wimbledon,” she added. “I have still the next months where I have big tournaments.”Of course I am here to play good tennis, try to win every single match. But I will think more about the next half-year … I think this is more in my mind to not put too much pressure now for this tournament on my belt.”Kerber kicks off her campaign on Monday against American Irina Falconi, who is ranked 246th in the world.last_img read more

Its now time for a table tennis league

first_imgBy Shyam Sundar Chennai, Jul 12 (PTI) Top Indian paddlers will rub shoulders with the best in business as Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT), countrys first ever professional league, kicks off here tomorrow. Table tennis has become the latest sport in India to jump on the Pro league bandwagon after badminton, football, hockey, wrestling and kabaddi, aiming to raise profile of the racket sport in the country. Unlike other city-based leagues, UTT will have six franchise-based clubs fighting it out for top honours. What is expected to give the venture a big fillip is that all matches will be broadcast live with film star Amir Khan being the leagues biggest ambassador. While the top Chinese players have given the project a miss, one can still expect some high-quality table tennis from the likes of mens world number 8 Wong Chun Ting of Hong Kong and womens number nine Han Ying of Germany, who are headlining the field.The first match of the opening leg here will see RP-SG Mavericks, featuring Indian ace Sharath Kamal, Stefan Fegerl and Sabine Winter, take on Falcons TTC comprising Wu Yang, Lee Ho Chong, Par Gerell and Sanil Shetty.The other franchises in the fray are Shaze Challengers, Dabang Smashers TTC, Maharashtra United and Oilmax-Stag Yodhas.Eight matches would be played in Chennai from July 13 to 20 before the league moves to Delhi (July 21 to 25). The final leg would be held from July 26 in Mumbai.A foreign coach and Indian coach will be with each franchise with the matches being played in a best of three format, different to the best of seven and best of five played on the international circuit. The list of foreign coaches includes Elena Timina, Peter Engel, Ilija Lupulesku, Francisco Santos, Joao Geraldo and Ferenc Karsai.advertisementSpeaking ahead of the tournament, India number one Sharath said he was excited to play in his own backyard, years after playing leagues in Europe. “I think personally as far as Indian players are concerned, its a very good platform where we play foreign players and we?ll also play one of the mixed doubles, so we?ll have enough matches where the Indians are also playing against the foreign players,” said the world number 43. Former national champion Kamlesh Mehta, who is one of the brains behind the league, said UTT was a dream come true with ground work having started two years ago. “It is finally happening. There were naturally some teething issues but we are off the blocks. The biggest challenge was to convince foreign players to come and be part of the league. “When they go back and give positive feedback to their teammates, I am sure more players in the future will be part of the league,” Mehta, who is a director with league organisers 11Even Sports, told PTI. UTT was originally planned to take place last year but was postponed due to the Rio Olympics. PTI SS BS AT ATlast_img read more

BWF World Tour Finals 2018: Mentally prepared, says PV Sindhu after reaching final

first_imgPV Sindhu is almost a new player in the fag end of 2018, as she stormed into the final of the women’s singles event at the BWF World Tour Finals.Sindhu defeated Ratchanok Intanon 21-16, 25-23 in 54 minutes to reach her second straight final in Guangzhou, China on Saturday.After the match, Sindhu when asked what is different given her chance in ‘fortunes’ she said it was all in her head. Sindhu revealed that she has improved a bit in the mental aspect of the sport, and she is no longer losing those ‘crucial points’.”I have improved a bit [in mental fortitude] because sometimes, couple of times before if I was leading and say she would fight back and take the lead, I would get nervous but now I have been comparatively much more stronger. I think it’s okay, she has taken a good point and why not just appreciate it and focus on the next point rather than thinking what and why did it go wrong. In that case, I tend to think and lose crucial points,” Sindhu said, when asked about the mental aspect of the game by indiatoday.in.World No. 6 Sindhu has lost a list of major finals – including the Rio Olympics, two World Championships in 2017 and 2018, Commonwealth Games and the Jakarta Asian Games – to settle for silvers, in the last two years.With the win, Sindhu remained unbeaten in the tournament as she won all three of her group games and came into the semi-final on the back of some superlative performances and she showed her repertoire of strokes against Ratchanok Intanon.advertisementSindhu had come into the match with a 3-4 record against the Thai player but she was buoyed by her recent results as she has not lost to Intanon in the last two years.Sindhu and Inthanon started on an equal note, splitting the initial 14 points. Sindhu tried to attack the long serves of Intanon, putting pressure on the Thai with her power-packed returns to lead 10-7. The Indian missed a couple of points before entering the break with a small 11-9 advantage.Intanon quickly erased the deficit with a brilliant angled return at the net. While the Thai shuttler tried to target Sindhu’s body, she also committed errors of judgement and went wide allowing Sindhu to stay a step ahead always.Sindhu tried to put some lovely touch to her returns, leaving Intanon wrong footed many times. She also unleashed some powerful smashes to trouble the Thai player.Sindhu grabbed four game points when Intanon went wide and sealed it when the Thai player’s angled return got buried in the net.After the change of sides, Sindhu rushed away with the first four points but the deceptive Intanon narrowed down the lead to 5-6 with counter-attacking cross-court smash and then drew parity at 7-7 when Sindhu sent one wide.But another shot going long and Sindhu was back in the lead and she made it 10-7 when the Thai player made another error in judging the shuttle on the line.A 27-shot rally ended with a powerful smash from Intanon, who again levelled the scores at 10-10 and went to the break with an 11-10 advantage when Sindhu committed two unforced errors.Sindhu reeled off four points to again go into the lead but Intanon produced a superb net dribble and a precise smash at the deep corner to keep breathing down the Indian’s neck.Intanon equalled again when Sindhu went wide and then led 16-15 with another body smash.Errors again caught up with Intanon as she missed the line and then went long as Sindhu led 18-16. But the Thailand shuttler again drew parity at 18-18 with another brilliant smash and a lucky net chord placed the game evenly-poised 19-19.Intanon unleashed a superb cross-court smash to move to a game point advantage. Sindhu responded with her trademark smash before hitting one out as it was advantage Intanon again.An angled backhand return at the nets helped Sindhu make it 21-21 and she immediately grabbed her first match point with another smash.Intanon saved it with another smash at the deep forehand corner and shot to lead when Sindhu found the net. But she stumbled on two unforced errors to hand Sindhu the match point. Sindhu converted it with a smash from near the net following a fierce rally. “I was leading but then in the end, she came back and took the lead. I never really thought that oh I am leading but she played well. I was mostly making negative and small errors but I think when I was making those errors, which I shouldn’t, I was nervous ‘like what is going on’ but then I remained patient and kept going and after 20-20, it was anybody’s game. Even though I had won the first game, I thought each point was important and I had to finish it off,” Sindhu said after the match.advertisement”I think some points I was just playing, like even if it was mid-court, I was playing high toss and pushes and I was making simple errors. I thought just hit and see what happens next. But then I was successful and I think it was a good finish overall and even she played well,” Sindhu said.The Olympic silver medallist will now fight for the title with Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara, to whom she had lost an epic World Championship final, last year.”It’s going to be a long match [chuckles], a good match but I think it’s not going to be easy because we know each others game. Over there we need to strategise and play accordingly,” Sindhu said when asked about the final.When posed with the question what it will mean for her to claim gold on Sunday, she replied “very important”.”Definitely it will mean a lot [gold medal instead of silver]. I will not say that like pressure but I will just play like I have played the last four matches and definitely if I win it will be very important for me,” Sindhu said.As for the mental aspect for Sindhu, she said she will just have to keep the shuttle on the court.”Well, it [mental aspect] will be important, patience will be very important because whenever we play there are long rallies and we both have to be patient enough and be there on the court as much as possible and otherwise I think with her, there’s not much of strategy but just that I have to keep the shuttle on the court,” Sidhu signed off.(With inputs from PTI)Also Read | Sachin Tendulkar goofs up while wishing newlyweds Saina and Kashyap, uses Srikanth’s photoAlso Read | Saina Nehwal marries Parupalli Kashyap: ‘A perfect match that resulted in a tie’last_img read more

Beehag Inspires Female Coaches

first_imgThe participants of the New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) Women’s Coaching Forum received a real treat on Saturday, with New South Wales Swifts ANZ Championships Netball coach, Lisa Beehag, teaching the participants about her experiences in coaching. Beehag presented to the forum about ‘managing people and personalities’ and spoke about her coaching philosophies with the group. Beehag says that it was a great opportunity to speak to some of New South Wales’ best up-and-coming female coaches and teach them a bit about what she has learnt along the way in her coaching career. “I’ve always been pretty lucky in that I’ve had a number of these opportunities to be the person sitting here and listening to some great coaches over the years,” Beehag said. “It’s nice to be able to give something back and to do it at a different sport is really good because you hear the different ideas and I think it also tells people that they are not alone. A lot of the things that are happening in Touch are the same things that are happening in Netball, are the same things that are happening in Football, it doesn’t change that much, so there are a lot of people that you can help.”The Women’s Coaching Forum is in its second year, having been aligned with the conference for the first time in 2011, and Beehag says that she thinks it’s a fantastic concept.“We do things differently, we are different to the men and I think it’s important that we acknowledge that and that the way we go about things may be different and we all get the same result so being able to just get some more ideas from each other is really important.”Beehag has played Touch Football in the past, having played with NSWTA General Manager, Dean Russell and NSWTA and Touch Football Australia Hall of Fame member, Stacey Black (Gregory) over the years. “It was very much a summer thing for me because of Netball in winter. It was great, it was more fun than anything else. I played with Stacey Gregory for many years and obviously she’s done pretty well in Touch so we played Netball together and a lot a Mixed Touch.”Related LinksWomen’s Coaching Forumlast_img read more

Cavorting in Cavalier Country: The Best of Charlottesville, Virginia

first_img Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind WhistlePig Teams Up With Four Chefs on a New Whiskey An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist Editors’ Recommendations 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States Charlottesville, Virginia and the surrounding area boasts something for all visitors — including culinary finds, wine tours, and even fly-fishing. Nestled into the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains you can spend a day on an urban foodie and shopping excursion, tour a plethora of vineyards or simply hike around Shenandoah National Park. Read on to find out what to do if you ever find yourself entering Cavalier country.EAT & DRINKRed Pump KitchenWe have heard that fine dining is back in effect and we couldn’t be happier. When we want to spend good money on dinner, we want an environment that makes us feel a tad special. Besides all the candles, the greenery and the friendly hospitality, the food, of course, is the star.The brainchild of the Easton Porter Group, The Red Pump offered a refreshing beet salad with goat cheese fondue, Atlantic Grouper with Black Garlic and some seriously decadent gelato for dessert. This is a must for one excellent night out.Brasserie SaisonAll hail the first brewery to open on Charlottesville’s downtown mall. Serving up Franco-Belgian delicacies such as traditional mussels as well as more off the radar items like pork & peanut paté. See if they have the blueberry & crème fraîche ice cream served with macerated local blueberries on the menu for dessert. If so, stay.Oakhurst Inn CaféLocated in an old house, hit up this laid back spot for breakfast. The Buckwheat Shortcakes were memorable as was the Baked Local Farm Egg. Sit outside and bring your pup.Ace Biscuit and BarbecueThis may look like a hole in the wall spot for locals, but believe us, the word is out. Chef Brian Ashwood has lines out the door on Saturday and Sunday mornings. And for good reason. The biscuits, covered in gravy and topped with fried chicken just can’t be beaten. Get ready for a food coma after hitting up this joint.Mudhouse CoffeeBack in 1993 everyone thought Lynelle and John were crazy to open their own coffee cart. 22 years later they have an actual storefront and are the center for local buzz and hanging out. In 2012 they started roasting their own coffee and now they even have gift subscriptions for those missing their local favorites.Old Cabell Hall on campus of University of Virginia DOMonticelloYou may yawn at most house tours, but those houses weren’t built by one of America’s smartest, wackiest and fascinating men. Thomas Jefferson built and rebuilt Monticello over and over until he got it right and it’s still cuckoo. There is a clock with counter weights that lower into the floor. There is a mantle that has a side panel where wine could be hoisted up from the cellar and Mr. Jefferson even built himself a walk-in closet above his bed that was only accessible by ladder. The grounds are pretty amazing as well including his 1,000-foot vegetable garden, the constant excavation around the property and the cemetery that is still in use.Pippin HillOk, so we have been to many a wine tasting. Usually, you park, enter a massive building and stand around with strangers trying tiny sips of several wines, get the slightest bit of a buzz and then leave. Not at Pippin Hill. This place is like wine Oz. We drove up a sweeping drive and parked across from a stunning barn and huge white tent. When we walked up to the barn we were greeted with one of the best damn views in Virginia. We were then sat down at a table overlooking said view where we ordered Spring Time Asparagus Salad, Fava Bean Ragout, Tapas and finished off with Crème Brûlée with flowering mint. Between courses, we could wander up to the tasting tables and sample a variety of their award-winning wines. And yes, we got pretty tipsy and ended up running through the vineyards. A cartwheel may have happened. This place is vino paradise.Virginia Distillery CompanySo if you aren’t a wine fan, we know Malt Whisky may raise some hairs. Now open, the company imports Malt Whisky from Scotland and finishes it in Virginia port-style wine casks. We were not able to visit  because it wasn’t open yet, but now that it is, we will report back once we return! The product is already in some of the best bars in New York and we can vouch for its rich, hearty taste.The Albemarle AnglerIf you are a fan of fly fishing, ring up these boys and head out on a day’s adventure to one of the many great trout and smallmouth bass streams in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Jackson River, the James River and the Shenandoah River. If you don’t have time to fish, their store is stocked with awesome gear.Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park, VirginiaSHOPJ.M. Stock ProvisionsJ.M. Stock is Central Virginia’s premier purveyor & retailer of local, grass-fed beef and pasture raised meats. This is where the locals go to get the best beef, pork, and poultry around. Go check out this whole animal butcher shop and see how they do everything from snout to tail.  You can also find a curated selection of pantry items, in-house prepared foods, beer, wine, and a fine selection of artisan cheese from around the globe to take for a picnic or as a souvenir.The Monticello Gift ShopThis is pretty much Virginia in a nutshell. You have hundreds of books, locally made products and snacks, wines, kids toys and even plants, seeds and of course, a bust of Thomas Jefferson.Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, VirginiaNew Dominion BookshopToday we all just click and buy so it is refreshing to darken the door of an old-fashioned book shop. Independently owned on the festive historic downtown mall, New Dominion is the oldest bookseller in Virginia. Go in and get lost in their aisles and pick up some souvenirs.The Men’s and Boy’s ShopSo old school they don’t even have a website, this is the kind of spot your grandfather would approve of. While some of the brands are a tad boring, you can’t beat Filson, Barbour, and Pendleton. And come fall, you can’t go wrong with their socks, scarves, flannels and tweed caps.And GeorgeWhile this isn’t the most masculine of shops, if you are traveling with your lady she will thank you for stopping in. Full of cool antiques and custom made pieces; it is definitely worth a wander round.SLEEPOakhurst InnWe love the concept of Oakhurst; it is comprised of several old houses all converted into well appointed (but not stuffy) hotel rooms. So you get the B&B feel with the luxury of turn down service and fresh baked cookies on your bedside table. Added bonus is the café just a short walk away in, you guessed it, an old house converted to a cozy café. Oakhurst is conveniently situated right behind UVA if you are there visiting friends for a college reunion.Oakhurst InnClifton InnOn the flossy side of things, the Clifton Inn has 17 luxury rooms on 100 acres. You can even rent out an entire farmhouse if you are having a family reunion or wedding weekend. The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Citieslast_img read more

ICC suspends Zimbabwe from international cricket

first_imgLondon: The ICC on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect violation of global body’s constitution which doesn’t allow any government intervention. The current elected members of Zimbabwe board were suspended by government agency Sports and Recreation Committee (SRC) which was violation of articles 2.4 (c) and d. “Zimbabwe Cricket has been suspended with immediate effect. The ICC Board unanimously decided that Zimbabwe Cricket, an ICC Full Member, is in breach of Article 2.4 (c) and (d) of the ICC Constitution which imposes an obligation on Members to provide a process for free and democratic elections and to ensure that there is no government interference in its governance and / or administration for cricket respectively,” the ICC said in a statement. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenAs a consequence of suspension, ICC funding to Zimbabwe Cricket will be frozen and representative teams from Zimbabwe will not be allowed to participate in any ICC events. The ICC has directed that the elected Zimbabwe Cricket Board be reinstated to office within three months, and progress in this respect will be considered again at the October Board meeting. The ICC Board heard from both the Sports and Recreation Committee representatives of the Zimbabwe Government and Zimbabwe Cricket before making their decision. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgeryICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said: “We do not take the decision to suspend a Member lightly, but we must keep our sport free from political interference. What has happened in Zimbabwe is a serious breach of the ICC Constitution and we cannot allow it to continue unchecked. “The ICC wants cricket to continue in Zimbabwe in accordance with the ICC Constitution,” Manohar said. The Croatia, Morocco and Zambia Cricket Union have both also been suspended for continuing to be non compliant. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe cricketers, including Sikandar Raza, were left shocked and heartbroken after the ICC suspended Zimbabwe cricket for government interference, a decision which they believe ended their careers and reduced the team to a bunch of strangers. The ICC on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect violation of global body’s constitution which doesn’t allow any government intervention. In an emotional post in twitter, Raza said this is not how he wanted to bid goodbye to the sport. “How one decision has made a team, strangers, How one decision has made so many people unemployed, How one decision affects so many families, How one decision has ended so many careers, Certainly not how I wanted to say goodbye to international cricket @ICC,” posted from his twitter handle. Former Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor said the heartbreaking decision ended the careers of many people who have been associated with the sport in the country. “@ICC It’s heartbreaking to hear your verdict and suspend cricket in Zimbabwe. The @ZimbabweSrc has no government back round yet our Chairman is an MP? Hundreds of honest people, players, support staff, ground staff totally devoted to ZC out of a job, just like that,” Taylor tweeted. Zimbabwe fast bowler Kyle Jarvis too expressed his disappointment on social media. “A lot of good people have just been put out of work @ICC,” he wrote in his twitter handle before adding: “Gutted”.last_img read more

Pro BBQ Competition Beer And Watermelon Festival To Raise Awareness Of Homelessness

first_imgAmerican Family Housing (AFH) is hosting their 2nd annual Pigs, Ribs and Watermelon Professional BBQ competition and Beer festival at the Huntington State Beach parking area of Pacific Coast Hwy and Beach Blvd.Pigs, Ribs and Watermelon Professional BBQ Competition and Beer FestivalCredit/Copyright: Misty Schwartz PRThis is a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event and competing for the $10,000.00 purse will be 50 of the top west coast and some nationally ranked BBQ teams including teams from the TLC reality television show on BBQ Pitmasters. The 2nd Annual Pigs, Ribs and Watermelon Professional BBQ will provide beach goers the opportunity to revel in enjoyment of professionally prepared BBQ treats, craft beers and ice-cold watermelon in Huntington Beach.The public is invited to stop by and meet these BBQ masters in person, purchase and taste competitor’s meats, and meet their favorite celebrity guests. Tastings include: chicken, pork ribs, pork and brisket. The public will also get to choose the winner of the “Taste of BBQ” during the event by voting for their favorite BBQ team on Saturday from noon until 5:00 p.m.Event details:Friday, August 16 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.Saturday, August 17 from noon until 10:00 p.m. (Kids BBQ competition for children ages 6-15 that is open to the public)Sunday, August 18 from noon until 8:00 p.m.Each day the event will be visited by celebrities such as Jake Busey (Starship Troopers, Good Vibes), Scott L. Schwartz (Ocean’s 11, 12, 13, Buffy The Vampire Slayer), David “Shark” Fralick (The Young And The Restless, Days Of Our Lives). They will also have BBQ and watermelon inspired cupcakes from Cupcake Wars Winner (Aloha Cupcakes) Erieka Pimentel of Bubba Sweets.FREE watermelon for all with watermelon carving demonstrations, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting for distance contest, and other watermelon activities plus a chance to meet and greet the celebrities. On stage constant stream festivities such as rib eating contests, rock, blues, rockabilly music, they are providing something for everyone. The beer festival returns and will feature over a dozen flavors of small lot craft along with the flavorful BBQ meat.American Family Housing was founded in May of 1985 by Executive Director, Jim Miller, as he noticed the growing numbers of homeless families living in parks in Orange County. American Family Housing has evolved from meeting the basic needs of providing food and clothing to an organization of 61 properties providing services of emergency housing, transitional housing, and permanent housing to assist its clients toward stability and renew their way of living. Housing Facilities are located in Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. For more information on American Family Housing visit www.afhusa.org or call (714) 897-3221 or Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons visit www.rpwbbq.com.Copyright ©2013Look to the Starslast_img read more

Stars Attend Food Bank For New York City Can Do Awards

first_imgFood Bank For New York City — the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs — raised more than $2 million this week at the organization’s annual Can Do Awards Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street.Mario Batali at Food Bank For New York City Can Do Awards DinnerCredit/Copyright: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesDorothea Bongiovi, MSNBC and Toyota were honored for their commitment to eradicating poverty and hunger.Presenters included Mario Batali, Tom Colicchio and Chris Canty. Notable attendees included Jon Bon Jovi, Selita Ebanks, Josh Charles, Rachael Ray, Ted Allen, Michael Stipe, Michael Potts, Lori Silverbush, Lauren Bush Lauren, David Lauren, Jill Hennessy, David Burke, Katie Lee, Kelly Bensimon, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Nastia Liukin, Sasha Cohen, Alysia Reiner, Joe Morton, Bevy Smith, David Alan Basche, Mary Giuliani and Phillip Baltz.Aaron Neville was the evening’s special musical guest. Cat Greenleaf, host of NBC’s “Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf,” emceed the event.The Can Do Awards Dinner is the premiere Food Bank For New York City event that helps support the nearly 1.5 million New Yorkers who rely on their programs and services to put food on the table. As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts — food distribution, income support and nutrition education — all strategically guided by its research. Through its network of community-based member programs citywide, Food Bank helps provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need. Learn how you can help at foodbanknyc.org.last_img read more

Top Chefs Gather For City Harvest

first_imgCity Harvest’s 35th Anniversary Gala is set to take place at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 24th. José Andrés, Bill & Wendy Mills, Robin Hood, and Chrissy Teigen will be honored during the evening.The gala raises funds to support City Harvest’s work rescuing good food that would otherwise go to waste and deliver it to New Yorkers in need.The 35th Anniversary Gala Benefit Committee includes Alex Guarnaschelli, Anita Lo, Bill Telepan, Dana Cowin, Dominique Ansel, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Marc Murphy, Margaret and Geoffrey Zakarian, Rocco DiSpirito, Ron Ben-Israel, Scott Conant, and Ted Allen.last_img read more

CANADIAN ACTOR JONATHAN WATTON ON HOW PAUL RYAN INSPIRED HIS HANDMAIDS TALE

first_imgTORONTO — As he prepared to play a cutthroat commander in the new season of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Jonathan Watton of Corner Brook, N.L., heard from the writers that the character was similar to a certain Republican south of the border.“They said, ‘Look, there’s a particular political person in the States who we’ve thought of and he’s younger, he’s ambitious, politically astute, and in some ways out for himself,’” Watton said in an interview.And who was that person? Jonathan Watton poses for a portrait in Toronto, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. As he prepared to play a cuttthroat commander in the new season of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Jonathan Watton of Corner Brook, N.L., heard from the writers that the character was similar to a certain Republican south of the border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Lahodynskyj Facebook Advertisement “Should I say?” the affable Watton said with a laugh. “Well, they modelled him a little bit after Paul Ryan (the former U.S. House Speaker). Not in terms of necessarily where he comes from but just where he slots into that power structure: Politically astute, intelligent and yet just intensely after a goal. That was helpful for me. It just clarified what his motivations are.”Watton plays American Cmdr. Mathew Calhoun in season 3 of the Emmy-winning dystopian drama, which is shot in Toronto and around southern Ontario. He first appears in episode 3, set to air Sunday, and is in five episodes in total. The series is on Bravo and Crave in Canada.Season 1 was based on Toronto author Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel, while the rest of the series created by Bruce Miller explores what happens after the book ends.Calhoun is a new commander in the Republic of Gilead, a theocracy in which women are treated as a property of the state and some are forced to bear children to combat an infertility epidemic.Elisabeth Moss stars as protagonist June (a.k.a. Offred), who continues to defy the power structure along with a resistance movement that stretches into Canada, prompting Calhoun to take a hard line.“He feels the power structure needs to clamp down, that we need to be stronger here, rule with an iron fist and show no mercy,” said Watton, 41.“Anyone who shows any weakness, especially of the more established commanders who we’re starting to look at with questions, like Waterford for example, he thinks they need to step aside and we need to come down hard. He doesn’t think of himself as a bad guy, but he’s definitely in this world a bad guy.”Cmdr. Waterford is played by Joseph Fiennes, while Yvonne Strahovski plays his wife, Serena Joy. The characters have June in their household as a handmaid.“The tagline this year is ‘Blessed be the fight,’” said Watton, noting the season shows the resistance taking different “and maybe unexpected forms.”There’s also “a sense of hope, a sense of agency” for the resistance, he added.“We see June start to make some strong choices and some difficult ones, of where her loyalties lie and what she’s going to do to take down Gilead.”Watton’s previous credits include David Cronenberg’s film “Maps to the Stars,” and the shows “Private Eyes,” “Saving Hope” and “Murdoch Mysteries,” in which he was a series regular as Dr. Darcy Garland.He was a fan of Atwood’s novel and the series before signing on, and was able to get input directly from series writer Yahlin Chang onset, where the cast was “so welcoming.”“The Handmaid’s Tale” has brought his career to a new level, he said, “just because it’s become part of such a conversation critically with the work that goes on in the show, and also culturally it’s just become part of such a conversation that people are having and need to have now.”“There are many instances where sadly we see a lot of parallels between the very things that are going on in the world of the show, and in the world around us, so it’s an honour to be a part of that conversation,” Watton said.“Who would have thought we’d be having conversations about women’s reproductive rights now in 2019? And it’s very much on the table — more than on the table, it’s being stripped away from people in state legislatures across the U.S.”By Victoria Ahearn ~ The Canadian Press Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

EVM glitches inconvenience voters across city

first_imgKolkata: The seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state were marred by a few instances of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) glitches.Rampant malfunctioning of EVMs was reported from both Kolkata North and Kolkata South, as well as some other constituencies. In some places, voters including elderly citizens were seriously inconvenienced after the EVMs developed technical glitches leading to suspension of the voting process for a while. The Election Commission officials soon addressed the crisis and voting resumed in the affected booths. The voters who queued up at a polling booth in Kolkata South in the morning, complained about poor management by the Election Commission and the malfunctioning voting machines. Senior citizens were found waiting in long queues at multiple booths. An elderly voter standing in the queue outside a polling station under Kolkata South constituency said that he had reached the polling booth at 7 am and had to wait for more than 45 minutes as an EVM developed technical problem. It may be recalled that after taking cue from the previous phases of elections, the Election Commission had earlier assured that there would be alternative arrangements of EVMs in various booths. Senior Trinamool Congress leader and Mayor Firhad Hakim said polling could not be conducted smoothly at various booths of Kolkata South in the morning. In some places, polling was suspended for nearly one and half hour in the morning, Hakim said. While answering media questions on allegations of violence against Trinamool by Opposition parties, Hakim said: “The Opposition parties in the state have lost their footing and hence they are coming up with cooked-up stories. The Central Forces and BJP tried hard but the people of the state are with Trinamool Congress. We will win all the nine constituencies that went to poll on Sunday, with a minimum margin of 2-3 lakh votes. We will win all 42 seats in the state.” Trinamool Congress candidate from Kolkata North Sudip Bandyopadhyay also voiced his protest against the malfunctioning of EVMs. He said that 15 out of 22 EVMs from the polling stations in Chowringhee area had malfunctioned. “I have spoken to some Election officials and they have admitted to the malfunctioning of EVMs,” he added. After the final phase of elections concluded, Chief Electoral Officer Ariz Aftab said: “The number of EVMs malfunctioning was under the permissible limit and they were replaced in all affected places.”last_img read more

Highlevel officials to convene at UN to tackle global economic crisis

“Let’s hope and let’s continue praying that we will have a conference that is up to the exigencies of the gravity of the crisis confronting humankind,” General Assembly President Miguel D’Escoto, the event’s organizer, told a press conference today.Mr. D’Escoto also told reporters that he was “relieved” that a revised outcome document for adoption at the end of the three-day meeting has been finalized, stressing that the gathering is “not concerned with the good of some, but the good of all.”The UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development aims to assess the “worst global economic downturn since the Great Depression,” providing “a uniquely inclusive forum to address issues of urgent concern to all nations,” according to the summit’s website.A commission of experts – established by Mr. D’Escoto and compromised of economists and finance officials from all regions – submitted recommendations on immediate and longer-term measures relating to the global financial system, as well as practical proposals for reforming the international financial architecture, which helped form the basis of the draft outcome document.The Assembly President underscored the need for leaders to help the world’s developing countries, which had no hand in creating the crisis, to cope with the global recession, noting that the World Bank recently predicted that the consequences of this crisis among the “most vulnerable, those that don’t have safety nets, is going to be devastating.”The World Bank projects a finance gap of up to $700 billion in these countries, resulting in additional deaths of 1.5 to 2.8 million infants by 2015 and more than 100 million people tipping over into extreme poverty each year for the duration of the crisis, the summit’s website states. “This meeting leaves no doubt that the proper and most fitting venue to discuss this type of problem is the United Nations,” said Mr. D’Escoto. “After all, we’re talking about global problems and they should be discussed globally.”Mr. D’Escoto was tasked with organizing the summit by Member States during the follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development, held in December 2008 in Doha, Qatar. 23 June 2009A major high-level United Nations gathering aimed at tackling the global economic meltdown and its effects on the developing world is set to kick off on Wednesday at the world body’s Headquarters in New York. read more

Annan calls for aid to Haiti after hundreds killed by Tropical Storm

Mr. Annan “is deeply saddened by the heavy loss of life and destruction” caused by Tropical Storm Jeanne, his spokesman said in a statement which noted that the residents of the city of Gonaïves – Haiti’s third largest – have particularly suffered in the subsequent floods.Much of Haiti’s official death toll of 691 comes from Gonaïves, which remains without electricity or functioning landline telephones and is still at high risk of looting, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).Haitian authorities say another 1,050 people are missing and OCHA reports that the death toll could go even higher because some families in Gonaïves are burying their dead without formally reporting them. Many residents are living in 20 temporary shelters around the city, but conditions there are poor.The UN is accelerating its efforts to provide food, clean water, shelter and health care to the estimated 175,000 people affected by Tropical Storm Jeanne, which struck Haiti and the neighbouring Dominican Republic at the weekend.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has sent its first convoy of trucks, carrying rice, vegetable oil and dry rations, to the city, which has about 100,000 residents. A second convoy is expected to leave the capital Port-au-Prince later today.WFP’s Haiti Country Director Guy Gavreau described the situation in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation as dire. “The water washed away entire homes and belongings. Many people don’t even have the means to cook. To start with, we are supplying rations ready to eat until people get access to cooking facilities. We are also providing 5,000 loaves of fresh bread, the first time we have ever done this in Haiti.”Gonaïves is not the only city to have suffered. On the north coast, at least 56 people have died in Port de Paix, where about a third of the city remains under water. Floods and mudslides have also made it impossible to reach some parts of the department of L’Artibonite.Today the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is sending 30 social workers to Haiti to help children traumatized by what they have experienced. The agency has also dispatched maternal health kits.The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are also stepping up their efforts to provide and distribute relief, especially clean drinking water.A seven-member UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination team is also arriving in Haiti today and tomorrow to help local authorities organize their response.Haiti, which has been hit by heavy floods several times so far this year, is particularly vulnerable because years of deforestation have stripped the land of much of its topsoil. read more

Ohio State mens hockey loses to Michigan 43 at Nationwide Arena

Junior forward Tanner Fritz (16) outskates an opponent during a game against Michigan March 2 at Nationwide Arena. OSU lost, 4-3.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternA new venue, a similar result.An early two-goal deficit was too much to overcome for the OSU men’s hockey team as it lost 4-3 to Michigan at Nationwide Arena, the third time in four tries that the Buckeyes have lost to the Wolverines.The two teams played to a 2-2 tie Friday night, with the Buckeyes (15-11-4, 5-7-4) earning the extra point in the shootout. But any momentum gained from that impressive performance seemed to disappear Sunday as the Wolverines (16-10-4, 8-6-2) made the better start.OSU junior forward Max McCormick was called for interference just 2:08 into Sunday’s game and on the ensuing power play, Michigan freshman forward Alex Kile tipped in a long shot to give his team the lead.After OSU failed to capitalize on its own power play less than five minutes later, the hosts had another man in the penalty box, and the visitors had another puck in the net. Michigan senior forward Luke Moffat collected the puck in front before firing it past freshman goalie Matt Tomkins and into the OSU net.On Friday night, the Michigan power play unit didn’t register a goal in six attempts. Michigan coach Red Berenson said the team’s improved play with the man advantage was the big difference in the two games.“I thought we moved the puck a little quicker and we moved around a little more,” Berenson said after the win Sunday. “We weren’t as stationary as we were the other night. We made good plays rather than just (taking) shots into bodies.”After the two power play goals by the Wolverines Sunday, the Buckeyes chased the game, not getting on the board until 3:03 into the second period. An outlet pass from freshman defenseman Josh Healey found junior forward Chad Niddery behind the Michigan blue line, and he moved the puck on to freshman forward David Gust, who slid it past sophomore goalie Steven Racine to make the score 2-1.But any positive energy Gust’s goal produced was erased a few minutes later when Michigan senior forward Derek DeBlois took his time in front and fired the puck past Tomkins.Trailing once again by two goals, the Buckeyes turned up the intensity and were rewarded with a power play goal late in the period. Junior forward Darik Angeli drove to the net and forced a deflected shot to sail past Racine.Then in the third, just when it seemed like OSU was coming close to a game-tying goal, the Wolverines struck again to make it 4-2. Even with a late goal from OSU sophomore defenseman Sam Jardine, the Buckeyes couldn’t manage to completely overturn the deficit.Despite being happy with his team’s resiliency, OSU coach Steve Rohlik said the team couldn’t afford to play from behind for such a large portion of the contest.“Against good hockey teams, you can’t continue to get behind two goals because that’s a big hole to dig out of,” Rohlik said Saturday. “Tonight was just a little too deep for us.”Frustrating loss aside, Jardine said the experience of playing in an NHL arena was still special.“I thought the fans were great,” Jardine said. “It’s a thrill to be living in Columbus and to be able to have the resource of coming to (Columbus) Blue Jackets games. So that was special for a lot of us to be able to play here, and especially to have our home crowd cheering for us.”The loss means OSU is now five points behind Michigan in the Big Ten standings with four games left to play. The Buckeyes are set to play their final home series next weekend against No. 2 Minnesota (23-4-5, 12-2-2), with the puck set to drop Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. read more

British group wins major undersea exploration contract for polymetallic Pacific nodules

first_imgUK Seabed Resources, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin UK, in partnership with the British Department for Business Innovation and Skills, has received a licence and contract to explore a 58,000 km2 area of the Pacific for mineral-rich polymetallic nodules.  These tennis ball sized nodules, found approximately 4 km beneath the ocean’s surface, can provide millions of tonnes of copper, nickel, cobalt and manganese, as well as rare earth minerals, that are used in the construction, aerospace, alternative energy, and communications industries, among others. Harvesting polymetallic nodules will provide the UK supply chain with opportunities to build on its North Sea oil and gas expertise and has the potential to contribute approximately £40 billion to the UK national economy, over a 30 year period.British Prime Minister David Cameron said: “The award of this exploration licence to UK Seabed Resources is excellent news for British companies and British scientists, and the Government is extremely pleased to have supported it. The UK is leading the way in this exciting new industry which has the potential to create specialist and supply chain jobs across the country and is expected to be worth up to £40 billion to the UK economy over the next 30 years. With our technology, skills, scientific and environmental expertise at the forefront, this demonstrates that the UK is open for business as we compete in the global race.”Seabed harvesting is an ecologically sound method for meeting the growing global demand for precious metals, as well as supporting economic growth. UK Seabed Resources is focused on the collection of polymetallic nodules and not manganese crusts which are found on hydrothermal vents.“Environmentally responsible collection of polymetallic nodules presents a complex engineering challenge, but our team has the knowledge and experience necessary to help position the UK at the forefront of this emerging industry,” said Stephen Ball, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin UK and UK Seabed Resources. “We are offering British companies, research institutions and academia exciting opportunities to become involved in this cutting edge business,” said Stephen Ball.Seabed mining, beyond any nation’s territorial waters, is governed by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) established under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. It has responsibility for overseeing all legal and environmental matters associated with the collection of particles from the ocean floor.UK Seabed Resources is working closely with UK government departments and research institutions on environmental and industrial elements of the project. “One of the most important responsibilities of the Authority is to develop rules, regulations and procedures for the protection of the marine environment from adverse impacts of mining,” said Nii Odunton, Secretary General of the ISA. “I am particularly pleased that UK Seabed Resources has not only placed an appropriate emphasis on detailed environmental baseline studies, but has indicated a willingness to do so in close collaboration with the Authority “Collecting polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor, given the depth at which they are found and the technological challenges of working several kilometres beneath the ocean’s surface, has previously been uneconomic. Today, says Lockheed Martin UK, “technologies specifically developed for working in space, autonomous air and underwater vehicles for the offshore oil industry have changed this dynamic. From a depth of 4,000 m, nodules can be brought to the surface using a combination of remotely operated or autonomous underwater vehicles, pumps, suction and riser pipes.”British scientists from the National Oceanography Centre and Natural History Museum were among those attending a seabed mining environmental workshop in London last week and will be commissioned to carry out assessments of deep sea ecosystems. They will be participating in an environmental cruise in the Pacific, late summer, part of UK Seabed Resources’ baseline studies to progress its exploration licence.Around 100 potential UK supply chain partners attended a seabed harvesting workshop in London, March 14, to explore opportunities for their own involvement.UK Seabed Resources has submitted an application for a second exploration licence, covering a separate geographical area, which will be considered by the ISA in July.Headquartered in London, Lockheed Martin UK, part of Lockheed Martin Corp, is a leader in systems integration, working on major programs spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.  Lockheed Martin UK works with more than 100 business partners and employs some 2,500 people at sites across the UK.last_img read more

Zest WEG Group will continue to pursue Africa opportunities new CEO says

first_imgZest WEG Group’s new CEO, Siegfried Kreutzfeld, says the company’s ongoing growth plans will see it pursue further opportunities across Africa.Kreutzfeld (pictured), who took on the CEO role in January, brings 40 years of service in the global WEG Group to the leading position in the South Africa business. He was most recently the Managing Director of WEG China.He said: “WEG has a very simple strategy: we believe in continued growth on all continents. This is achieved by maintaining close relationships with all our customers and ensuring that we deliver quality products. We underpin all this by our high levels of service and support.”Established in South Africa to create a strong national footprint, the Zest WEG Group has grown steadily into other Africa countries. With its responsibility for the sub-Saharan market, it operates branches in Ghana, Tanzania, Mozambique and Namibia. The group also has partners in countries such as Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, the DRC and Zambia.“Many of our products are well established across the continent,” he said. “However, we believe there is growth potential with both mature products – such as low voltage motors, high voltage motors, and drives and switchgear – as well as with other products we manufacture locally such as transformers, motor control centres, panels and generators.”Kreutzfeld said major opportunities exist with premium efficiency products across the range, including WEG IE3 motor and WEG CFW drives.“Also key to the Zest WEG Group’s growth potential is our ability to offer a fit-for-purpose integrated solution,” he said. “This is available across all sectors, but especially in power generation, electrical infrastructure and mobile power and energy solutions. We will also be introducing WEG solutions for renewable energy applications.”Zest WEG Group’s market offering is relevant across a broad sector of industries including mining, petrochemical, agriculture, water and wastewater, paper and pulp, sugar, and energy – including traditional coal fire power plants and renewable energy, the company said.last_img read more

Coveney opposes EU plans on mackerel quotas

first_imgUpdated 4:05 PMTHE IRISH GOVERNMENT has spoken out against an EU plan aimed at resolving a long running dispute over mackerel fishing in the north-east Atlantic.The EU is keen to end the dispute with Iceland and the Faroe Islands who have increased their overall share of mackerel in the area from 5 per cent  in 2005 to 52 per cent in 2013.The standoff lead to the EU placing  trade sanctions against Iceland and the Faroes in July after they continued to increase their share of the mackerel catch without agreement.In an effort to resolve the impasse the commission is believed to have devised a deal that would see Iceland get 11.9 per cent and the Faroe Islands 12 per cent of the future total allowable catch for mackerel.At a meeting in Luxembourg today however, Minister for Agriculture and the Marine Simon Coveney argued against “rewarding Iceland and the Faroe Islands for their unacceptable and irresponsible actions in respect of the shared mackerel stock over the past number of years.”“While any deal should provide a fair and justifiable quota share for Iceland, it must also protect the interests of EU member states like Ireland who have relied on this fishery for over 40 years,” he said.Coveney added that any new offer to Iceland on their mackerel fishing rights must only be made on the basis of equal burden sharing with non-EU member Norway.Fianna Fáil MEP and member of the parliament’s fisheries committee Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP labelled the deal being discussed as “disgrace” saying that it would impact on Ireland’s fishing rights:If these figures are accepted, it would possibly result in a reduced share of mackerel quota for Ireland in the long-run. As a result, Iceland and the Faroe Islands would reap larger mackerel quotas than Ireland, which is an absolute disgrace.The desire for a deal has been given extra impetus following advice last week from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) which advised that there would be scope to increase the North Atlantic mackerel catch by 64 per cent next year.Fisherman at Ireland’s largest fishing port in Killybegs have suggested a multi-tiered deal that would see Iceland and the Faroe Islands getting different allowances based on the size of mackerel stocks at any given time.Negotiations are due to take place in London next week between all the parties involved in the stalemate.Ireland will take part in the discussions with Coveney requesting a meeting with EU fisheries commissioner Maria Damanaki ahead of the meeting.Read: Iceland PM hits back in mackerel fishing row >Read: Ireland pushes for sanctions against Faroe Islands, Iceland for ‘unsustainable fishing’ >last_img read more

Verizon wants to throw out the Telecommunications Act maybe kill net neutrality

first_imgVerizon appears to be hopping mad at the FCC following the latter institution’s failed attempt to enforce net neutrality: they’ve gone from proposing their own net neutrality bill alongside Google to angrily demanding that the entirety of United States telecom be rewritten, all in the span of just a four months.In an angry press release titled “Congress Needs To Update The Nation’s Antiquated and Anti-Competitive Telecom Rules,” Verizon holds no punches back: Verizon public policy vice president Tom Tauke says that the entirety of the Telecommunications Act should be thrown out and authority given to a single federal agency who will have “clear jurisdiction” to enforce the new laws on a case-by-case basis.AdChoices广告Although it’s easy to read this press release as Verizon lobbying for even less regulation, specifically when it comes to net neutrality, they may have a point: the current Telecom Act is a mess cobbled together from a definition of telecommunications first proposed way back in 1934, with an addendum from back in 1996 that seems almost as out of date.As Verizon says, “[t]he grinding you hear are the gears churning as policymakers try to fit fast-changing technologies and competitive markets into regulatory boxes built for analog technologies and monopoly markets.” Maybe they have a point.last_img read more

You were just a bastard in their eyes But they cant hide

first_imgShe got work in Tuam, and every time she would head off to work she would come down and knock on that door and plead with the nuns to let her see her son. They always said “no, go away”.He was eventually reunited with his mother years later when he found her in Brixton, south London. But his memories of his first step into the world – when he was fostered out as a child – remain clear.I can remember the day I left the home. I was all dressed up and I walked out with some people that I didn’t know.Haverty said he was brought out to a car, but got a fright when a dog appeared.“I’d never seen a dog before, so I jumped back in to the car again.”This is a testament to just how much of an unorthodox upbringing he had in the home, where he didn’t know anything about the outside world, he explains.While he says he doesn’t remember many details from the home, one memory does stick in his mind: Mattresses lying up against the wall, drying out, after the young infants had wet the bed.“I was one of the lucky ones – I got into a good foster home and got to meet my mother again after many, many years,” says Haverty. Patrick Joseph Haverty holds up photos of photos of him and his mother, with whom he was reunited years after he was taken from her at the Tuam mother and baby home. Source: Christina FinnHowever, even though he was only in the home in his early years, he never escaped the stigma of being the child of an unmarried mother.They knew that I was out of wedlock and it is the Church that is to blame for that, because that is the way they were raised to think. We were nothing but a kind of scum… you weren’t normal because you didn’t belong to a wedded family. Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubePATRICK JOSEPH HAVERTY spent the first five and a half years of his life in Tuam mother and baby home.Sitting in local historian Catherine Corless’s house, Haverty tells TheJournal.ie that the formal recognition that “a significant number” of children’s remains have been discovered in sewage containers at the old mother and baby home site is “bittersweet”.For years, survivors like Haverty have been telling their story, but until three years ago, it had fallen on deaf ears, something he says has to change now.Haverty was born in the Tuam home in 1951.“My mother had to leave (the mother and baby home) after 12 months and she knocked on the door for five and a half years trying to take me out, but the nuns wouldn’t allow it, so eventually I was fostered out to a good family.”The people who ran the home did not want a bond to develop between mother and son, so they sent her away, he explains.Unmarried mother She was not your typical young teenager who got pregnant – she was 27 years old – but she was unmarried. You were just a bastard in their eyes. People would just make little of you and look down on you. They wouldn’t even talk to you.As a young man, Haverty says he was shy, but he would still go to the local dance halls. However, who he was and where he had come from always remained an issue.Stigma If I did get talking to a nice girl, sometimes we would get on great. But the next week, you see, she wouldn’t talk to me. Why? Because someone had got to her. Someone had told her – her friends maybe – who I was and where I’d come from. Or her parents would tell her not to go near me, because I came from an unmarried woman. They’d tell her to keep away.Now that the truth has prevailed in Tuam, Haverty wants an apology from the Bon Secours and from the State. Not just for him, but for his mother, who passed away four years ago.“I didn’t choose to be born into that situation, yet we were the ones who paid for it. Us and our poor mothers, who did absolutely nothing wrong. I want that apology, so that I can read it over my mother’s grave and so I can tell her, she didn’t do anything wrong.”During our conversation, he receives a call from an old friend who was close to his foster parents. They saw him on RTE News and they want to congratulate him.“Someone has finally listened to us at last,” he told his friend in a quivering voice.‘No one listened’“No one in Dáil Éireann listened to us, only a small number of politicians,” he says.One person’s secretary said they didn’t know where Tuam was and simply said ‘good luck to you’ when we asked for help. By Christina Finn We asked the Taoiseach to come down to the site last year – but he didn’t. We’ve heard nothing today from him today. It’s like you have to drag it out of them, an apology, for all this sort of thing.However, he pays particular tribute to Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuiv.“He is the only one who listened to us, he sat down with us and brought it up in the Dáil.”Aidan, Catherine Corless’s husband, points out that many politicians never took them seriously. But now they have to, he states.Former Galway East politician Colm Keaveney was constantly trying to highlight the issue, says Corless. ”Sure, he eventually lost his seat for doing so,” he adds.In 2014, Keaveney called on the Taoiseach to offer a formal apology on behalf of the State for what he described as “appalling treatment of mothers and babies”.Calls for an apologyKeaveney told RTÉ’s News at One that there is “no excuse for silence” on the issue. Three years on, the survivors say that silence is still resounding.“Sure they know now that we were telling the truth, they shouldn’t be hiding from it,” said Haverty.“They all need to apologise. They [the religious orders] have rosaries in one hand and the devil in the other.”Haverty has high praise for Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone who he says has shown true compassion for the survivors of the mother and baby home.“While other politicians haven’t wanted to know about us, she really has made huge strides to listen to us. She sat here and just listened to us. I felt, ‘at last, someone is taking a minute to listen to us’.”“Perhaps it is because she is not from here, that she is from America. Perhaps she is not conditioned like the Irish people to just stay quiet, not to ask questions about that. She wanted to unearth it, which is why I think she got so emotional about it, because she wants to find the truth for all of us.”Read: No mourning at final resting place of Tuam babies – only an eerie silence>Read: These were the 796 children who died at Tuam Mother and Baby Home> 108,507 Views Short URL Mar 5th 2017, 8:05 AM center_img Share9229 Tweet Email6 257 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3270398 ‘You were just a bastard in their eyes. But they can’t hide from the truth now’ PJ Haverty’s mother spent five years hammering on the door of the Tuam home trying to get the nuns to return her son – instead they gave him away. Sunday 5 Mar 2017, 8:05 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Lindsay Lohan to open a second nightclub in Greece

first_imgHollywood celebrity Lindsay Lohan is to open a second namesake nightclub in Greece after her downtown Athens establishment’s success.The actress turned businesswoman, opened a nightclub in the Greek capital back in 2016, named ‘Lohan’ and it has proved very popular and profitable. In her latest appearance on the Wendy Williams Show, she said she is planning on opening another club on Mykonos island with an the even more luxurious Dubai version ‘Lohan Island’ to follow.“I have my club in Athens and then we will open one in Mykonos. I thought, I’ve gone to many clubs so I should have one of my own!”, the actress said. She did receive some criticism, however, when asked by Mrs Williams whether it is a good idea to become a club owner for someone that has had substance issues.“Basically, not at all. It is a lot of fun watching other people make fools of themselves,” Lohan responded. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Lets Talk About Sex Biem Encourages Sexual Health Transparency

first_img Nothing kills the mood like asking your partner if they’ve been tested.But since you’re already swiping right, why not open biem: a new app that makes it easy to get tested for STDs and chat directly with a sexual healthcare professional.More than half of all people will have a sexually transmitted disease at some point, according to the American Sexual Health Association.And while most folks aren’t shy about publicizing a cold, flu, or the mumps, the stigma surrounding sexually transmitted infections is often enough to keep people from getting tested and disclosing their status.Enter biem (pronounced “beam”)—break in case of emergency—a digital healthcare platform on a mission to encourage sexual health transparency: “The idea that people should be open and honest about their sexual health, without fear of judgement.”To get started, download the free iOS app, sign up for an account, and answer some basic questions. Then you’ll be prompted to schedule a video visit with a sexual health care provider—a $45 service (during which you probably won’t have to flash your pixelated private parts).For the final step, users can choose to have a technician take samples in the comfort of your own home (another $45, billable to your insurance) or visit a nearby lab. Once processed, results will be delivered to the app in two to three days; it’s entirely up to you whether to share those details with friends, family, and hookups.Multiple biem users can digitally connect to receive notifications if one or more of their partners tests positive for any sexually transmitted disease in the next six months.“With the rise of new online dating apps, there is much concern about the possible rise of STDs,” the New York City-based startup wrote in a blog post.“With biem, users can be more proactive by getting tested, showing results, and being notified about potential STDs,” the company continued. “Now you have proof in your pocket.” Stay on target UK Man Suffering ‘Worst-Ever’ Case of Super-GonorrhoeaReal Good You Guys: Nerdcore Hip-Hop last_img read more

Are You a Cover Junkie

first_imgWhat sets Coverjunkie apart from other cover sites is both the quantity of posts, and the fact that it’s well-organized and highly searchable. Biemans collects covers by publication, theme (9/11, split-run, premier issues), and art director, and he also publishes complete credit information, a rarity. His tastes are very egalitarian; there’s a healthy mix of consumer, mass market, enthusiast, trade, city and regional, and altweekly covers, with selections from Italy, England, Germany, Russian, and of course, The Netherlands. He also has a strong social media presence on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook, which helps spread the Coverjunkie cover selects fast and far.Coverjunkie is a one-person labor of love for Biemans, but it’s a project that is helping to redefine the essence of how magazines design and promote their covers. In a recent interview, Biemans gave the lowdown on how he puts the site together, and what makes a good Coverjunkie cover.Why did you start Coverjunkie?Biemans: I wanted to celebrate creativity in magazine design, to spread the love for ace cover design. And it was also a response to the “print is dead” statement, which I think is a lot of rubbish! I think a cover is more than just about selling itself, it’s also a reflection of our visual culture. On Coverjunkie you can see this reflection from all around the world, as well as from different decades.

How do you find the covers you post?

Biemans: I browse the good old newsstand and look online and on Twitter. Right now I get 10-15 covers a day by email, some good, some bad. The best thing about Coverjunkie is that some mags send me hard copies. I love that; it gives me a fab feeling. 

How do you select what goes on Coverjunkie?Biemans: Posting everything would be impossible; I get too many covers sent to me. I post the most creative ones, the remarkable ones, the covers that stand out. The hardest part about Coverjunkie is editing the covers and then telling art directors that their covers are not creative enough, and that I can’t post them. I try to email everyone to explain. I hate disappointing people because I know they’re trying to create sweet stuff. But again, I have to be rigorous; when there are weak covers on the website it loses its strength. 

What makes a good magazine cover?Biemans: It’s the creativity that counts. My motto on the site is “covers that smack you in the face or that you want to lick!” I think the ace cover contains news, a vibe, and creativity. Most of the covers have only two out of three of these ingredients. But when it carries three out of three you have an epic one. For many magazines, newsstand used to be the big indicator, but it’s increasingly not that important, at least not in the U.S. I think a cover these days is more about making a statement instead of selling. It’s about creating a vibe that the reader likes (or maybe dislikes). A magazine cover is part of a brand, a very important part because it has a soul and it can give feeling and depth to a brand.What magazines do you think consistently do the most interesting or memorable covers?

Biemans: I definitely prefer magazines that use a different approach with each cover, who use their cover design to make a statement or to spark and surprise their readers. I like The New Yorker when they put newsy items on their covers. And I think The New York Times Magazine and New York rock it hard. Bloomberg Businessweek, they’re crazy, and what I like about them is that creative director Richard Turley and his team take charge and are very brave. I love all the altweeklies from the U.S., like SF Weekly and San Antonio Current! They don’t have big budgets but they create extraordinary stuff. There’s Spanish Metropoli, Texas Monthly, Vice, IL from Italy, Wired from the U.S., UK and Italy, Suddeutsche Zeitung Magazin from Germany….What advice do you have for editors, art directors and others to create great magazine covers?

Biemans: Three things: guts, guts, and guts. Mix that with talented designers with soul and a fab editor to create the best headlines. I’m a strong believer that creativity brings great pleasure to readers, whether it’s on an iPad, website, magazine or even cellphone. I don’t care as long as it’s well-designed and made with soul. Days before last week’s debut of The New Republic’s redesign, its new cover was posted and circulating around the web. The buzz was on, and people were tweeting and commenting on it before the magazine itself was even available for viewing. Today, every editor and art director thinks about creating a magazine cover that can go viral, that will work at multiple sizes on a wide variety of displays and platforms and create hype. Along with this, websites like Coverjunkie, NASCAPAS, and others are now providing a visual forum for magazine covers from all over the world to be displayed and distributed.The Coverjunkie site just celebrated its second anniversary. It was launched in late 2010, the brainchild of Dutch art director Jaap Biemans [pictured below], who has done cover designs for the weekly Intermediair and the glossy, Vanity Fair-like Hollands Diep, before moving over to art direct Volkskrant Magazine, the weekly magazine supplement of a large Dutch newspaper (it’s basically The New York Times Magazine of the Netherlands). Biemans recognized early on that for many publications, the days of covers getting “heat” on the newsstand were a thing of the past. To date he’s posted over 11,500 covers, and Coverjunkie has become a daily must-destination for magazine art directors around the world.Biemans interned at a design firm in NYC in the late 90s, and that New York experience has informed his design and editorial sensibilities. And while Coverjunkie has a definite global reach, he has a big soft spot for very American style-magazine cover design, as well as for the funky, gonzo-style designs of altweekly newspapers like The Village Voice.last_img read more

Building approvals made convenient for applicants

first_imgHyderabad: To simplify the application process for obtaining building permissions to the people in city, The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has launched a single window system for multi-storey buildings. In a recent meeting held at GHMC headquarters with builders, architects and other officials of Revenue and Fire Services Departments, Commissioner M Dana Kishore said that the newly introduced system rules out the need for applicants to run from post to pillar to obtain a no objection certificate (NOC) to get permission for their buildings. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us The GHMC officials said that in the previous process, it was incumbent upon the applicant to obtain NOCs from Revenue, Irrigation, Fire, and other departments, and submit them online through Development Permission Management System (DPMS). It was a time taking process and builders have to wait for a long time to get the permissions from all the departments. However, now with the help of the single window system, the applicants seeking permission for building a multi-storied building needs to fill up a common application form online through DPMS. Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us The online system will be directly linked to other departments in question from where NOCs have to be obtained, said officials. The commissioner said in the meeting that the common building application through single window will benefit big builders. State government is thinking over more reforms to simplify the application process for getting building permissions as soon as possible without any delays.A proposal for issue of permission through mere self declaration if the site area is below 200 square yards is pending with the government, the commissioner said in the meeting.last_img read more

Devireddy hands over CMRF cheque

first_imgLingojiguda: MLA Devireddy Sudheer Reddy handed over a cheque for Rs 24,000 to CMRF scheme beneficiary Suguna’s son on Tuesday. Suguna is a resident of Altaf Nagar Colony and she has been suffering with spinal cord issue from quite some time now. Local leaders Anantula Raji Reddy, Madhu Sagar, Praveen Reddy, Chandrasekhar Reddy, Lachi Reddy, Srinivas Yadav and others were present.last_img

Capital hit by football madness

first_imgThough cricket seems to have become our national sport, no Indian can entirely ignore football. School and college boys playing a fun game of football come rain or angry sun. Football is an adrenaline fuelled sport and the age old rivalries of East Bengal and Mohan Bagan or Brazil versus the rest of the world is legendary for football lovers. And thanks to the extensive sports coverage, footballs clubs from across oceans have found loyal fans in India. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Something closer to home, Noida witnessed a high-energy football tournament on 24 August. Nine spirited teams from various Bengali associations across Delhi and Noida clashed in the Pushpa Saha Memorial One Day and Night Football Tournament held at Kali Bari Ground, Sector 26, Noida. Aniel Kuumar Saha, CMD of SAHA Groupe, who is an ardent follower and supporter of the sport himself, sponsored the exciting event.The tournament was played with much vigour and enthusiasm by the teams to promote football, a game close to every Bengali’s heart. Anadi Barua, a former Indian international football player and the present coach of Indian women’s football team and India’s football team selector, graced the occasion as a distinguished guest. The games began at 3 pm and continued with rousing cheers for the competing teams till late night. The tournament was organised by the Noida Bengali Cultural Association.last_img read more

An Updated List of Facebooks Algorithm Changes

first_imgNovember 23, 2017 Listen Now 15+ min read If you do Facebook marketing, one thing that you might want to understand is the Facebook algorithm.The Facebook algorithm helps make sense of the huge number of posts that people and businesses share every day and chooses the posts to show in our News Feed based on a huge number of factors.We want to help you understand how your Facebook posts get viewed on Facebook. So we’re collecting all the relevant Facebook algorithm factors, updates, and changes and placing them here in this post for easy reference.Read on, and see what goes into the complex, fascinating formulas of the Facebook News Feed.Facebook algorithm valuesUnderstanding the Facebook algorithm starts with knowing the core values that Facebook uses to guide their thinking and work. These values can give you a hint of what content will do well or not so well on Facebook.Here’s a brief summary of Facebook’s News Feed values:Friends and family come first: The main objective of the News Feed is to connect people with their friends and family. So posts from friends and family are prioritized. After those posts, Facebook found that people want their feed to inform and entertain them.A platform for all ideas: Facebook welcomes all ideas while making sure that everyone feels and is safe. They aim to deliver stories that each individual wants to see the most, based on their actions and feedback.Authentic communications: Facebook prioritizes genuine stories over misleading, sensational and spammy ones.You control your experience: Individuals know themselves best. So Facebook creates features (such as “unfollow” and “see first”) to let people customize their Facebook experience.Constant iteration: Facebook strives to constantly collect feedback and improve the platform.The overview of the Facebook algorithmSo how does Facebook decide what to show in a News Feed?Here’s a quick overview of how the Facebook News Feed works, according to Adam Mosseri, VP of Product Management for News Feed:To make it easy for you to understand the Facebook algorithm, we went through all the (known) changes that Facebook has implemented to its algorithm and came up with a list of factors that we think may determine whether your post shows up or not.Do this: The Facebook algorithm loves …Posts with lots of Likes, comments and sharesPosts that receive a high volume of Likes, comments or shares in a short timePosts that are Liked, commented on, or shared by one’s friendsLink postsPost types that one interacts with oftenPost types that users seem to prefer more than others (e.g., photo, video or status update)Videos uploaded to Facebook that receive a large number of views or extended viewing durationPosts that are timely or reference a trending topicPosts from Pages that one interacts with oftenPosts from Pages with complete profile informationPosts from Pages where the fan base overlaps with the fan base of other known high-quality pagesWatch out for: The Facebook algorithm is not too keen on …ClickbaitLike-baitingPosts that include spammy linksFrequently circulated content and repeated postsText-only status updates from PagesPosts that are frequently hidden or reported (a sign of low quality)Posts that ask for likes, comments, or sharesPosts with unusual engagement patterns (a like-baiting signal)Overly promotional content from Pages—pushing people to buy an app or service, pushing people to enter a contest or sweepstakes, posts that reuse the same text from adsTo help you grow your Facebook Page reach, here are a few guides that you might like:Post Less, Boost Top Posts, and More: 14 Ways to Increase Your Facebook Page EngagementThe Simple Facebook Posting Strategy That Helped us 3x Our Reach and Engagement17 Ways to Get More Views, Engagement, and Shares for Your Facebook VideosIf you want to dig into the Facebook News Feed algorithm, read on to find out all the relevant changes Facebook has made.All relevant changes to the Facebook News Feed algorithm(Last updated: October 2017)Here’s a summary of all the changes that are relevant to social media marketers, in reverse-chronological order.If you want to know more about any particular change, just click on the quick link and you’ll get more information about the change and how it may affect your Page.August 28, 2017: Pages that share false news will no longer be able to run Facebook ads.August 17, 2017: Posts that pretends to be a video will be demoted in the News Feed.August 2, 2017: Posts with links that load slowly on mobile will be shown less in the News Feed.May 17, 2017: Posts with clickbait headlines will rank lower in the News Feed.May 10, 2017: Posts that link to websites with low-quality experience will rank lower in the News Feed.January 31, 2017: Authentic and timely posts will rank better in the News Feed.January 26, 2017: Long, engaging videos will rank better in the News Feed (than short, engaging videos)August 11, 2016: Posts that are informative will rank higher in the News Feed of people whom might find them relevant.June 29, 2016: Posts from friends will rank (even) higher in the News Feed.April 21, 2016: Posts with links that keep people engaged will rank higher in the News Feed.March 1, 2016: Live videos will rank higher in the News Feed when they are live than after they end.February 24, 2016: Facebook launched Reactions to help businesses understand how people are responding to their posts.December 4, 2015: Facebook uses surveys to improve News Feed ranking.July 9, 2015: Facebook makes it easier for people to control what they see on their News Feed.June 29, 2015: Facebook now considers more actions on videos while ranking videos in the News Feed.June 12, 2015: Time spent on stories becomes a ranking factor.April 21, 2015: Posts from friends will rank higher in the News Feed.March 5, 2015: Facebook updates how Likes are counted.January 20, 2015: Hoaxes will receive less reach and have an added warning.January 7, 2015: Video is growingNovember 14, 2014: Overly promotional posts will receive less reach on Facebook.September 18, 2014: Facebook will be considering the rate at which people interact with posts.September 11, 2014: Offensive or inappropriate ads will be shown less or stopped.August 25, 2014: Facebook will look at bounce rate to determine if an article has a clickbait headline.June 23, 2014: Facebook can now rank videos uploaded directly to Facebook better than links to video sites.September 11, 2014: Posts that explicitly ask for engagement will be ranked lower in the News Feed.August 23, 2013: Facebook has developed a new algorithm to find and show high-quality content to usersAugust 28, 2017: Pages that repeatedly share false newsFacebook will be blocking Pages that share false news from buying ads on Facebook. Facebook found that some Pages had been using Facebook ads to build their following and share false news more widely. To prevent the spread of false news on Facebook, Pages that repeatedly share false news will no longer be allowed to buy Facebook ads (until they stop sharing such news).The false news will be identified by third-party fact-checkers.August 17, 2017: Video clickbaitFacebook will be demoting Facebook posts that pretend to be a video.Spammers have been tricking people to click on Facebook posts that look like a video but aren’t. These deceptive posts are often videos with just a static image, or they feature a false video play button when it’s actually a link.Here’s an example from Facebook:August 2, 2017: Webpage load timeFacebook will be showing fewer stories with links that might take a long time to load.It’s frustrating when a website takes a long time to load. Facebook found that “As many as 40 percent of website visitors abandon a site after three seconds of delay.”Hence, Facebook is rolling out an update to show more posts with links that load quickly and fewer posts with links that might load slowly, in the News Feed.May 17, 2017: Clickbait headlinesFacebook is rolling out an update to show fewer posts with clickbait headlines.In its continued effort to make Facebook an informed community, Facebook is reducing the number of clickbait stories in the News Feed. This includes posts with headlines that withhold or exaggerate information, such as the following:“When She Looked Under Her Couch Cushions And Saw THIS…”“WOW! Ginger tea is the secret to everlasting youth. You’ve GOT to see this!”Posts that link to articles with such headlines will rank lower in the News Feed.May 10, 2017: Low-quality webpage experienceFacebook is rolling out an update to show fewer posts and ads that link to websites with low-quality experience.To help build an informed community on Facebook, Facebook will be showing fewer posts that are “misleading, sensational and spammy”. Specifically, they are referring to websites with low-quality experiences, such as the following:Websites that contain little substantive contentWebsites that have a large number of disruptive, shocking or malicious adsPosts that link to such websites will rank lower in the News Feed and might not be allowed to be used as Facebook ads.January 31, 2017: Authentic and timely storiesFacebook is making two changes to help authentic and timely stories rank better.To surface authentic content, Facebook will be analyzing Facebook Pages to see if they have been posting spam or trying to game the News Feed by asking for Likes, comments, or shares. If Facebook finds that a Page’s posts might not be authentic, such as people are often hiding those posts, Facebook will rank those posts lower in the News Feed.To show people stories at the right time, Facebook will now study how people interact with posts in real time. For example, if there’s an important soccer game going on and many people are talking about it on Facebook, Facebook will show relevant posts higher in the News Feed.January 26, 2017: Video completionFacebook is going to show long videos that people spend time watching to even more people.When ranking videos in the News Feed, a factor that Facebook considers is “percent completion” — the percentage of the video you watched.Facebook now recognize that it takes more commitment to complete a long video than a short one. So it will now put more weight on the “percent completion” factor for longer videos.As an example, if people are, on average, watching 50 percent of a 30-second video and 50 percent of a 10-minute video, the 10-minute video will rank better in the News Feed than the 30-second video. That’s because the 10-minute video has to be more engaging than the 30-second video to keep people watching for five minutes (vs. 15 seconds).August 11, 2016: Personally informative storiesFacebook will be showing you more stories that are personally informative to you.From its Feed Quality Program, Facebook found that people enjoy stories that are informative to them. Using the patterns that they learned from the program, Facebook will try to identify stories that are informative — usually, if they are related to people’s interests, if they engage people in broader discussions, and if they contain news relevant to them.Facebook will then combine this new signal with signals of how relevant the story might be to each individual, to predict if they might like it.June 29, 2016: Stories from friendsFacebook will be showing stories from close friends higher up in the News Feed.Despite the previous update, people are still worried about missing important updates from their close friends. So Facebook is tweaking the News Feed algorithm again to rank posts from close friends higher up in the News Feed.April 21, 2016: Time spent viewingFacebook will be ranking articles that it thinks you will spend time reading, higher in the News Feed.Facebook learned that the amount of time someone spent reading or watching the content of an article indicates how interesting the article was to them. So Facebook is adding a new ranking factor — how long someone might spend looking at the article.To keep things fair between short and long articles, Facebook will be looking at the time spent within a threshold.A smaller change within this update is that Facebook will be showing fewer posts from the same Page together in the News Feed. That’s because people find that repetitive and prefers content from a diverse range of Pages.March 1, 2016: Facebook LiveFacebook is more likely to rank Facebook Live videos higher in the News Feed when those videos are live than when they are no longer live.Facebook found that, “People spend more than 3x more time watching a Facebook Live video on average compared to a video that’s no longer live.” That’s because those videos are more interesting when the event being filmed is happening live than after the event.February 24, 2016: Facebook ReactionsFacebook recently rolled out Reactions — their supercharged “Like” button — to help businesses better understand how people are responding to their content.For a start, when someone uses a Reaction, Facebook will infer they want to see more of that type of post, just like when they Like a post. But this could change.December 4, 2015: SurveysFacebook surveys thousands of people every day to improve the News Feed ranking.Besides looking at quantitative signals such as Likes, comments, and shares, Facebook also surveys thousands of people every day to understand whether the News Feed algorithm is showing people the posts they want to see.Here’s an example of the survey:If a popular post isn’t something that the people surveyed want to see, Facebook will rank that post lower in the future.July 9, 2015: Greater user control over the News FeedFacebook is making it easier for people to adjust and customize their News Feed settings.The preferences tab will be more visible and more intuitive, allowing people to find Pages and people to like and follow and easily selecting to follow/unfollow certain content.June 29, 2015: Actions on VideosFacebook now considers more actions on videos while ranking videos in the News Feed.Facebook found that many people don’t feel inclined to Like, comment on or share a video even when they enjoyed the video.So besides considering whether someone watched the video and for how long, Facebook is now taking into account of more actions such as choosing to turn on the sound, watching the video in full screen and enabling high definition. These actions indicate that they enjoyed the video.June 12, 2015: Time spent on storiesHow much time you spend viewing stories becomes a factor that Facebook uses to determine what to show at the top of your News Feed.While many people might not Like, comment on, or share a post that they found meaningful, they would likely spend more time on it than other posts. Hence, Facebook is taking this as a signal for ranking Facebook posts.By understanding what types of content someone prefers, Facebook can surface similar types of content higher up in their News Feed.April 21, 2015: Content from friends and PagesFacebook is rolling out three updates to improve the experience of the News Feed.The first is for people who do not have much content to see — maybe because they don’t follow many people or Pages. Facebook used to have a rule that prevents people from seeing multiples stories from the same source in succession. They are now relaxing the rule so that if you reach the end of your News Feed but still want to see more stories, you’ll see more.The second is to show posts from friends you care about, higher in your News Feed so that you are less likely to miss them. If you read and interact with posts from Pages, you’ll still see them on your News Feed.The third is to reduce or remove stories about friends liking or commenting on a post, such as this:March 5, 2015: Facebook LikesFacebook to update the way Page Likes are counted, removing the Likes of memorialized accounts and deactivated accounts.January 20, 2015: Facebook targets hoaxesFacebook aims to reduce the number of hoaxes in News Feed with algorithm tweak.To reduce the number of posts containing misleading or false news, Facebook has announced that the News Feed algorithm will begin to factor in when many people flag a post as false or choose to delete posts.Facebook will reduce the reach of such posts and add a warning on the post (without reviewing or removing the post).January 7, 2015: Video is growingFacebook has provided some new stats and tips on using video, including these:In just one year, the number of video posts per person has increased 75 percent globally and 94 percent in the US.The amount of video from people and brands in the News Feed has increased 3.6x year-over-year.Since June 2014, Facebook has averaged more than 1 billion video views every day.On average, more than 50 percent of people who come to Facebook every day in the U.S. watch at least one video daily.Seventy-six percent of people in the US who use Facebook say they tend to discover the videos they watch on Facebook.November 14, 2014: Overly promotional Page postsFacebook is rolling out an update to reduce the number of overly promotional posts in the News Feed.Facebook heard from people that they want less promotional content on their News Feed and more stories from friends and Pages they Like.After digging into their data, Facebook found that these are the types of posts that people find too promotional:Posts that solely push people to buy a product or install an appPosts that push people to enter promotions and sweepstakes with no real contextPosts that reuse the exact same content from adsHere’s an example:September 18, 2014: When people Like and commentFacebook will be looking at when people are Liking, commenting, and sharing.Facebook used to only look at the total number of Likes on a post when ranking it in the News Feed. Now, Facebook will also look at the rate at which people are Liking, commenting on and sharing a post.September 11, 2014: Offensive or inappropriate adsFacebook stops showing ads that are offensive or inappropriate.When people hide ads in their News Feed, Facebook takes it as a signal that others might not want to see them, too, and show them to fewer people.Now, Facebook is also asking people why they hid the ads. If it’s because the ad is offensive or inappropriate, Facebook will stop showing the ad.August 25, 2014: Bounce rateFacebook will be looking at bounce rate to determine if an article is using a clickbait headline.If someone clicks on an article and returns to Facebook immediately (or “bounce”), it might mean that they didn’t find what they were expecting. This is often because the article is using a clickbait headline. Facebook will be using this signal when ranking the article in the News Feed.In addition, Facebook will also be monitoring if people are Liking, commenting on, or sharing the article after they click on it. If few people are, it’s likely that the article is not valuable, relevant, or meaningful. Facebook will then rank it lower in the News Feed.Facebook will also be ranking posts with a link preview higher in the News Feed than posts with a link just in the caption — as the link preview shows more information about the article.June 23, 2014: Better videosFacebook will now be able to understand (and rank) videos uploaded directly to Facebook better.For videos that are uploaded to Facebook directly, Facebook is now able to know whether someone has watched it and for how long. It seems that they are unable to do that for links to YouTube (or other video sites) videos.Having this new information will allow Facebook to rank Facebook videos better. 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Finally,e. in a passage about a play by Sophocles] the determiner role is filled by what is traditionally called a possessive noun (though it is really a noun marked for genitive case as I will explain) There’s lots more of this sort of thing which Pinker thinks “can take the fear and boredom out of grammar” I’m not entirely sure about that For experienced writers however it’s pretty fascinating stuffthe unconscious mechanics that underlie the instincts they’ve developed through experience In the end Pinker’s formula for good writing is pretty basic: write clearly try to follow the rules most of the timebut only the when they make sense It’s neither rocket science nor brain surgery But the wit and insight and clarity he brings to that simple formula is what makes this book such a gem Contact us at [email protected] IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsThe quest for a health is a natural human response to illness but medical history provides plenty of reason to think twice before you try that miracle cure Case in point: medieval doctors would press a sacrificed puppy kitten rabbit or lamb on top of a tumor because they thought that cancer was like a “ravenous wolf” that would rather “feed off the sacrificed animal rather than the human patient” as Dr Lydia Kang and her co-writer Nate Pedersen put it in their new book Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything Sure some of the stranger examples of old-time medicine would turn out to be useful; while cauteryheating an iron stick on hot coals and then pressing it onto a person’s bodydidn’t end up curing broken hearts when the rod was pressed against the patient’s chest the practice was a forerunner to electric surgical instruments And while doctors were misguided in prescribing the poison arsenic to treat syphilis and skin conditions a form of the chemical has been used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia But plenty of other techniques were downright useless if not dangerous Early women’s health recommendations included everything from naturalist Pliny the Elder’s insistence that consuming powdered sow’s dung relieved labor pains to the medieval Italian advice that keeping weasel testicles near one’s bosom was an effective form of contraception And in American history misguided medicine ran rampant especially before steps such as the 1906 Food and Drugs Act the first major consumer protection law to crack down on misleading food and drug labels and the formation of the Food and Drug Administration in the ’30s Even today despite increased consumer protection misleading medical claims are still out there “We have to be really careful when we’re looking for an easy cure” Kang tells TIME “Generally things aren’t that easy so that should make you a little bit suspicious” Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter TIME spoke to Kang about some of the practices once touted as good medicine that are well known to be harmful today Tobacco During a 1665 plague outbreak in London schoolchildren were told to smoke cigarettes which at the time were thought to be disinfectants In addition “tobacco smoke enemas”the source of a common idiom about blowing smokewere developed as a sort of 18th-century version of CPR by members of The Institution for Affording Immediate Relief to Persons Apparently Dead from Drowning They would drag the victim out of the River Thames strip him or her down and use an enema to literally blow smoke into the person either manually or with bellows (Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation was invented in the ’50s) In 1964 a US Surgeon General report would label cigarettes deadly and urge people to stop smoking Cannibalism The phrase “you are what you eat” can apply to this school of thought Ancient Romans clamored for gladiator blood for strength and vitality but it was also thought to be a cure for epilepsy That rationale appeared to be maintained for centuries based on Englishman Edward Browne’s 1668 observation that people attended executions to collect the blood of the victims In the early 1600s one German physician’s suggested cure for a range of conditions was making a jerky of sorts out of the corpses of 24-year-old redheads chopping up their bodies and mashing the bits in wine myrrh and aloe before dry-curing them Now that it’s known that blood can carry disease the risks of drinking it are obvious but the use of other people’s body parts for medicine would be legitimized through the development of organ donation and transplantation in the mid-20th century Radium In the early 1900s when people walked into the spa by in Joachimsthal Czech Republic they immediately breathed in irradiated air circulating in the lobby The source of the radiation was a hot spring that emanated radon Patients soaked in irradiated 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Industry for National Defense show "a suspected plane crash at sea” CNN reports The agency announced it discovered "three suspected floating objects and their sizes" on Sunday but waited until Wednesday to release the information the Associated Press reports The location near the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Seacoincides with the presumed flight path the Boeing 777 was taking from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing before it disappeared from radar on Saturday with 239 people on board The days-long search effort has yielded little in the way of clues so far and it was impossible to immediately verify if the Chinese images are of the actual crash site Though the site is near the presumed flight path the Malaysian military said Tuesday that the jet had veered wildly off course The objects discovered at sea are 13 meters by 18 meters 14 meters by 19 meters and 24 meters by 22 meters according to state media The Malaysian military in a Wednesday press conference confirmed reports it recorded 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Italy and Barcelona star Gianluca Zambrotta is concerned,it willbe pretty hard to pick between the two sides ahead of the scheduled kickoff at the Santiago Bernabeu Madrid’s home ground on Saturday "Real Madrid’s at a better position because they have won the (Club) World Cup Barcelona (on the other hand) are on top in the league The match is going to be very exciting It is going to be very difficult to presume or to tell how it is going to be So it is going to be fantastic" Zambrotta whoplayedfor the Catalan club between 2006 and 2008 was quoted as saying in an exlusive interaction with Firstpost in New Delhi "I would always pick Barcelona as I have played for the club" added Zambrotta with a laugh when asked to picka winner between the two rivals The upcoming El Clasico isalso the first such fixture to be scheduled according to the time preferences of Indianaudiences with thekickoff scheduled at 530 pmIndian time "It is a positive effect They are giving an opportunity for Indians as well to see so that there are more viewers" Zambrotta said when asked about his opinion on the growing Indian influence on the Spanishleague The change in the kickoff timing isseen as an effect of the popularity of the league’s popularity in India with La Liga making its entry into the nation with an officeat New Delhi in 2016 La Liga India operations chief Jose Cachaza speaking to Firstpost echoed Zambrotta’s views on the effect that the Indian audiences had on the league’s broadcast growth "The impact has been positive They (live screenings) are quite positive to have 20000 fans enjoying the hottest match on earth "We are the first football organization to have a permanent office in India (which) I’m proud to head We are doing much more stuff of course These big events are really important because it helps us to reach many people not just the 20000 that will be at the ground"added Cachaza who has had a long-running association withSpanish football as theHead of Marketing of the RFEF The match will be live screened for audiences in New Delhi with Zambrotta himself attending the event at the NSIC Groundsat Okhla in the Capital Jaipur: BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja on Tuesday said that lower rank policemen were being targeted to shield senior officers in the case of alleged lynching of 28-year-old Rakbar in Alwar and demanded a judicial inquiry into the case He also demanded action against former superintendent of police of Alwar and a probationary IPS officer and held them responsible for rise in crime in the district File image of Rajasthan MLA Gyandev Ahuja ibnlivecom “Alwar has become number one in crime in Rajasthan and the functioning of former Alwar SP Rahul Prakash and probationary IPS officer Anil Kumar is responsible I had demanded action from the Home minister against the SP but nothing had happened and the crime kept rising in Alwar" Ahuja told PTI Both the officers were transferred on Thursday last week while the incident of lynching took place on Saturday night in the Ramgarh area “Action was taken against four policemen today but this is just to shield senior rank police officers I have also demanded a judicial probe which should investigate the matter in a time-bound manner” he said Ahuja who represents the Ramgarh (Alwar) constituency said that there were 11 kinds of crime that included cow smuggling cow slaughtering illegal mining gambling among others that saw a spurt in the recent times Rakbar along with his friend Aslam was taking cows to their villages in Haryana through a forest area in the Ramgarh area of Alwar where they were caught by the mob Aslam had managed to flee Rakbar was allegedly lynched by the mob on suspicion of cow smuggling Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks on Tuesday according to Amaq a news agency affiliated with the group"Islamic State fighters carried out a series of bombings with explosive belts and devices on Tuesday targeting an airport and a central metro station in the centre of the Belgian capital Brussels" Amaq wrote according to ReutersThe blasts at Zaventem airport — Belgium’s largest — killed at least 14 people and was caused by a suicide bombing per the Belgian prosecutor Several dozen were injured Reports have indicated the explosions might have happened near the counters of an American airline and Brussels Airlines The nationalities of victims have not been revealedA third bomb was later discovered at the airport and deactivated in a controlled explosionRelated TV Networks Scramble to Cover Brussels ViolenceThe bomb attack in the subway took place at 9:11 am (at rush hour) at the Maelbeek station in Brussels which is located 400 meters from the European Commission along with other European institutions At last 15 people died and 55 were injured in the subway blastAll public transportations schools public institutions and movie theaters have been shut down in BrusselsThe attacks on Belgian soil come four days after the arrest in Brussels of Salah Abdeslam one of the key suspects in the Nov 13 Paris attack Explosives were found in Abdeslam’s apartment leading investigators to think that he was plotting another attack"It’s all of Europe which was targeted and slaughtered by these attacks" said French President Francois Hollande "The war against terrorism has to be fought by all of Europe We must wage this war on terror in coordination with international powers as well"Related Brussels: Celebrities Express Shock Remorse Over AttacksCharles Michel Belgium’s prime minister called the attacks "blind violent and cowardly""We’re at war Europe has been repeatedly attacked for the last few months by acts of war (.) and we must be determined to fight terrorism The threat is even greater today than before the Nov 13 attacks at the Bataclan and Stade de France" said Manuel Valls France’s prime minister While on a historic trip to Havana US President Barack Obama said: "We stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous attacks against innocent people We can and we will defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world"Meanwhile David Cameron Britain’s Prime Minister said: "These are difficult times these are appalling terrorists but we must stand together to do everything we can to stop them and to make sure that although they attack our way of life and attack us because of who we are we will never let them win"Related Brussels Attacks Used By Campaigners Calling for UK Exit from European UnionPolice have been conducting anti-terrorism raids in Belgium to track down Abdeslam’s suspected accomplices: Laachroui Najim Mohamed Abrini and Khalid and Ibrahim el-Bakraoui according to a reportThe dad of Alfie Evans says he and the boys mum have been breathing for him after the baby started showing signs of a lack of oxygen Speaking to reporters outside Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool dad Tom said: "Both Kate and I had to give him mouth to mouth resuscitation to keep him alive because his lips turned blue "We were doing what a nurse should have been doing to sustain his life "Now they are saying that he looks really good but we all know he should be in Italy right now" Tom and Kate have been desperately calling for hospital staff to allow them to take Alfie to Bambino Gesú a hospital in Rome who have reportedly said they will treat the little boy who has a neurological condition that is destroying his brain The little boy was even granted Italian citizenship as a last-ditch attempt to get him treatmentBut after several High Court battles judges have ruled that its in the Alfies best interests to have his life support turned offPolice are having to block protestors from storming the hospital Credit: PA Appearing at the Court of Appeal in London for the second time last week the family argued that their parental rights and Alfies human rights are being disregarded But three judges upheld the original decision to withdraw the life support There was another battle at the family division of Manchester High Court yesterday – with Judge Hayden questioning whether the baby could return home He said: "If there were a more constructive attitude from the family might other options become possible away from Alder Hey "Im not suggesting this I dont want it to be taken as an indication from me"One of the things Tom Evans said if it cant be Italy or Munich which it cannot be was whether they could take Alfie home"One of the clinicians at Alder Hey hospital said that moving Alfie cannot take place for a few days at the earliest and that the hostility that they are facing from protesters – some of whom tried to storm the hospital on Monday – promises to make moving him difficultCredit: Alfies Army/Instagram A statement from the hospital says: "The High Court again ruled that it is in Alfies best interests to continue with the end of life care plan developed by the clinical team who have cared for him throughout"Our top priority therefore remains in ensuring Alfie receives the care he deserves to ensure his comfort dignity and privacy are maintained throughout This includes working closely with Kate and Tom as they spend this precious time together with him"We would be grateful if respect and consideration is shown to all our staff patients and families at the hospital at this difficult time" Doctors have turned off Alfies life support in the last few days and according to his parents he was breathing unassisted for 24 hours Tom says the doctors treating his son could be tried for murder and that hes got a plan in place to haul them in front of a judge Featured Image Credit: PA Topics: News Health And there was much rejoicing and yelling of bro!" Damn JesusFormer Head of State Gen Yakubu Gowon has described late Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu as a great Nigerian who believed so much in the unity of the country Gowon said he was happy Ojukwu died as a Nigerian and not as a Biafran Gowon who spoke to our correspondent on Saturday said although he and Ojukwu had divergent views during those critical moments in Nigeria’s history events later proved that Ojukwu had an undying love for Nigeria to the extent that he aspired on more than one occasion to be President of Nigeria Speaking philosophically Gowon said it was appointed unto man that one day he must leave mother earth; and since it was Ojukwu’s time no one could question destiny He said when Ojukwu was recuperating in a London hospital he called his daughter to wish him well and to tell him to come back so that they could continue the struggle to keep Nigeria as one indivisible entity Gowon said even though he and Ojukwu had divergent interest that led to the civil war his greatest happiness was that Ojukwu died with the belief in the unity of Nigeria The former head of state added “My greatest happiness is that he went away a happy Nigerian; he even tried the presidency once or twice and for that I admired his courage” Gowon said even though some people did not want him to reconcile with Ojukwu he felt so good when he shook hands with him as a friend and comrade He said one of the greatest lessons Nigerians had learnt from the unfortunate events of the Nigerian civil war was that never again would Nigerians pick up arms against one another On his assessment of Ojukwu as a soldier Gowon said although they were not in the same unit he nonetheless admired Ojukwu’s courage as a true Nigerian soldier adding that Ojukwu served the army well He said “Well we did not serve in the same unit so I cannot say how he fared in his own unit but we both served in the army before the change of government and he became the governor; I continued in the presidency until crisis separated us and we became opponents based on principles Yes I believed in the national interest and he also believed in a national interest But I believed in the bigger one — the Nigerian national interest” He gave credit to Ojukwu and the Igbo race for justifying the reasons for the war adding however that at the end everybody agreed that the Nigerian project was the greatest justification for going to war Gowon said that was the reason he never referred to Ojukwu as an enemy but a fellow combatant “As at that time I considered him as a Nigerian who will always come back to Nigeria and we were able to reconcile although other people tried to make sure that we didn’t We were able to discuss on many occasions and even three years ago I visited him in his home” he said Also former President Olusegun Obasanjo expressed sadness at the death of his “friend and colleague” Ojukwu Obasanjo in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria said “It is with deep sadness that I received the news of the demise of my friend and colleague He and I were subalterns in the army at Nigeria’s independence in 1960 “In a way his death marks the end of an era in Nigeria I condole with his family and pray for the repose of his soul’’ However. 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the said omission does not qualify the test that they shared the common intention with the three men to commit the murder….” the court said The court also noted that the conduct of the three men did not indicate that they would be a “menace to society” or could not be reformed Citing Supreme Court judgments on death penalty being restricted to cases where there were serious aggravating circumstances and little mitigating circumstances the court held that the “nominal rolls of the convicted appellants Om Prakash Suraj and Sanjeev show that their overall conduct in jail is satisfactory and there are no complaints against them…” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Aneesha Mathur | New Delhi | Published: October 17 2013 12:50 am Related News While most people in Delhi are being encouraged to get their Voter IDs ahead of elections100-odd families in Lahori Gate have been waging a legal battle for months to get their Voter IDs and ration cards renewed These families lost their homes and all their possessions when the jhuggis in Old Delhis Lahori Gate area caught fire in 2008 They applied for fresh Voter IDs and other documentsbut since the shanties were burntthe addresses became invalid Ever sincethey have been sleeping on pavements Clutching voters lists of 2007 and photocopies of election cards issued in 1995-96the group of about 300mostly women and childrenare now seeking a place to live under the governments Rehabilitation Police I have written to the chief minister Congress president Sonia GandhiUnion Minister Kapil Sibal and othersbut nothing has been done to help us? 2016 The Supreme Court’s verdict, ‘tumi amar ke hao? The Transport department has come out with a scheme,Our mission is to revive the dead with the fire of the soul. Henceboth Gandhi and Tagore saw Indias struggle for Swaraj as a movement for double freedomfreedom for India but also for Europe from the machinery of the Empire Satyagraha for Gandhi was part of a much wider notion of transformative politics and search for a just society for all It rested on the transformative self-practices which were experimented upon in the solitude of his ashrams and in conversation with the co-workers It was this inward gaze which made the act of cleansing the self possible before one attempted to cleanse the society of its structural and institutional injustices and inequities of power Satyagraha acquired legitimacy for the people and the rulers alike not only because of the personal conduct of the satyagrahis but also because of the wider moral ecology that it was a part of Satyagraha devoid of constructive worktransparent lives of the ashram community and quest for equality could only be an instrumentality Fast as a practice was for Gandhi an essentially personalspiritual practice of self-purification It was not mortification of the body It was the purifying nature of fasting that Gandhi wished to access It is by cleansing oneself that one cleanses those around one He was aware of the coercive nature of a public fast and constantly endeavoured to make his acts of fasting non-coercive He knew that he came closest to the purest fast only in May 1933 when he fasted for self-purification for 21 days It would not be idle moral speculation to suggest that the need for this self-purification occurred not only because of the conduct of the ashram community but his own conduct during the fast against the communal award where he was constantly reminded of his coercive power by Dr Ambedkar This is not to deny the legitimacy of the present protests by Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdevbut to suggest that they may not be Satyagraha as Gandhi envisioned and practised them They need not mirror Gandhiit is not their burden to do so It is necessary and legitimate to go beyond Gandhi in our relationship with those who govern us and in modes of reclaiming the public moral space because the nature of the state and the political realm has undergone large transformations in our times Butthe crucial question is that do they innovate upon the method and practice of public protest; do they add to the moral universedo they help us reclaim the notion of virtue in public life We must reflect on the fact that as a people so engaged with the political in our liveswe have shown remarkable lack of moral innovativeness The responsibility to be moral and righteous does not rest only upon the rulers but the people in equal measure Corruptiondespite its corrosive nature is only one aspect of moral conductwhat we require is a wider idea good conduct The movement has in some significant ways reclaimed the societal space in political lifewhich had become frayed The country would be truly beholden to the leaders of the present movement if they could through their practice enlarge the space for the moral in our political life; because that would create possibilities of inclusive society and just politics of the people The writer is an Ahmedabad-based social scientist For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: September 19 2016 8:38 pm Mo Farah Rafael Nadal and Justin Rose were among athletes targeted in the latest leak of confidential medical documents Top News Olympic champions Mo Farah Rafael Nadal and Justin Rose were among athletes targeted on Monday in the latest leak of confidential medical documents that the world anti-doping agency (WADA) says were hacked by a Russian cyber espionage group Britain’s Farah became only the second man to retain the 5000 and 10000 metres Olympic titles at the Rio de Janeiro Games last month while compatriot Rose won the first gold medal in golf for 112 years Spaniard Nadal a 14-times tennis grand slam winner won Olympic men’s doubles gold with Marc Lopez He also won the men’s singles title at the 2008 Beijing Games but missed London 2012 due to a knee injury WADA has said it believes the hackers named as APT28 and Fancy Bears gained access to its anti-doping administration and management system (ADAMS) via an IOC-created account for the Rio Games Documents relating to Farah and published on the fancybearnet website showed that the distance runner had no active Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) at the time of the Olympics He received intravenous infusions of saline solution morphine sulphate and vicodin administered orally during a period in hospital between July 3-5 2014 when he had collapsed after a training run WATCH FOR MORE SPORTS NEWS Prior to that he was given a TUE for an 80mg dosage of the corticosteroid triamcinolone in October 2008 Rose had authorisation for daily dosages of the anti-inflammatory drug prednisolone between May this year and June 20 The documents relating to Nadal who was out for more than two months with a wrist injury that forced him to miss the French Open and Wimbledon before the Olympics showed exemptions in 2009 and 2012 The fourth release of data so far concerned 26 athletes from Argentina Belgium Burundi Canada Denmark France Britain Hungary Spain and the United States Other high-profile names included Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba British cyclist Callum Skinner and double Olympic rowing gold medallist Helen Glover TUEs allow athletes to take banned substances for verified medical needs and there is no suggestion any of those named have broken any rules WADA has said the “criminal attack” has recklessly exposed personal data in an attempt to smear reputations The agency has also said it believes the attacks are being carried out as retaliation for investigations that exposed state-sponsored doping in Russia Fancy Bear has previously posted data for US athletes Simone Biles Elena Delle Donne and Serena and Venus Williams as well as Tour de France-winning British cyclists Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Agencies | Published: February 5 2017 12:57 pm Great Britain took a 2-1 lead after the doubles rubber against Canada in Ottawa (Source: AP) Top News Serbia reached the Davis Cup quarter-finals to set up a possible mouthwatering clash between Grand Slam heavyweights Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal while champions Argentina stayed alive Serbia the 2010 champions took an unassailable 3-0 lead over Russia on Saturday in their World Group opener in Nis when 40-year-old Nenad Zimonjic and Viktor Troicki downed Andrey Kuznetsov and Konstantin Kravchuk 6-3 7-6 (7/3) 6-7 (5/7) 6-4 On Friday Troicki beat Karen Khachanov 6-4 6-7 (3/7) 6-3 1-6 7-6 (8/6) in the opening singles before Djokovic made it 2-0 when Daniil Medvedev retired with cramps in the fourth set allowing the 12-time major winner to claim a 3-6 6-4 6-1 1-0 win “I have to congratulate Viktor for an excellent match after spending five hours on court Friday” said Zimonjic the Serbia captain “It was a massive challenge even though he’s one of the fittest players on tour” Djokovic could face Nadal in the last eight in April should five-time champions Spain see off Croatia in Osijek Nadal was sitting out the trip to Croatia after reaching the Australian Open final last weekend but would be certain to return to face a Djokovic-inspired Serbia However Croatia were trying their best to ignore the script when they took a 2-1 lead over the Spaniards thanks to Marin Draganja and Nikola Mektic carving out a 6-7 (6/8) 7-6 (9/7) 7-6 (7/5) 2-6 6-4 win over Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez the French Open champions Croatia playing without top star Marin Cilic saw world number 223 Franko Skugor unexpectedly defeat 26th ranked Pablo Carreno Busta on Friday before world number 16 Roberto Bautista Agut levelled the tie overnight by beating Davis Cup debutant Ante Pavic the world number 486 Meanwhile Carlos Berlocq and Leonardo Mayer kept defending champions Argentina in their tie against Italy in Buenos Aires with a marathon 6-3 6-3 4-6 2-6 7-6 (9/7) win over Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini That made the overall score 2-1 after Paolo Lorenzi and Andreas Seppi had won the opening day singles against an Argentina team missing Juan Martin del Potro and Federico Delbonis the stars of their 2016 final triumph over Croatia Australia beat Czech Republic 4-1 Australia split Sunday’s concluding reverse singles matches with the Czech Republic to complete a comfortable 4-1 win in their Davis Cup first round tie that set up a compelling quarter-final meeting with the United States Australian debutant Jordan Thompson beat Jan Satral 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 before Jiri Vesely gained a consolation win for the visitors when he defeated Sam Groth 3-6 7-5 6-3 at the Kooyong tennis club in suburban Melbourne Australia had already clinched the tie after winning Friday’s opening singles and Saturday’s doubles allowing captain Lleyton Hewitt to let Groth to replace Nick Kyrgios for the reverse singles Groth served for the match in the second set but twice double faulted allowing Vesely to fight back and win the match and avoid a 5-0 cleansweep Australia will host the US in April after the American pair of Jack Sock and Steve Johnson won their doubles match on Saturday to seize an unassailable 3-0 lead in their tie with Switzerland in Birmingham Alabama Australia lost at home on grass to the US last year and Hewitt is expecting another tough encounter “They’re going to be really strong” Hewitt said “They’ve got four really good singles players and they can mix and match the doubles pairing pretty well” US advance to quarters with win over Switzerland The US the 32-time champions completed a 3-0 win over Switzerland in Birmingham Alabama on Saturday when Steve Johnson and Jack Sock beat Henri Laaksonen and Adrien Bossel 7-6 (7/3) 6-3 7-6 (7/5) Against a Swiss side missing Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka world number 20 Sock got the United States off to a fast start on Friday seeing off world number 146 Marco Chiudinelli 6-4 6-3 6-1 John Isner ranked 23rd had to work a little harder for a 4-6 6-2 6-2 7-6 (7/1) victory over Laaksonen ranked 127th in the world Nine-time champions France wrapped up a 3-0 victory against Japan after Wimbledon winners Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut brushed aside Yuichi Sugita and Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3 6-4 6-4 France will play either Canada of Britain for a place in the last eight Britain lead Canada 2-1 In Ottawa Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot defeated 44-year-old Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (7/1) 6-7 (3/7) 7-6 (7/3) 6-3 as Britain took a 2-1 lead The two countries were locked 1-1 overnight after Dan Evans his country’s top player in the absence of world number one Andy Murray beat 17-year-old Denis Shapovalov in straight sets Pospisil pulled Canada — missing world number four Milos Raonic — level with a 6-4 6-1 7-6 (7/3) victory over Kyle Edmund In Frankfurt Belgium were 2-1 ahead of Germany after Ruben Bemelmans and Joris De Loore sealed a 6-3 7-6 (7/4) 4-6 4-6 6-3 win over brothers Alexander and Mischa Zverev The winners will face either Argentina or Italy in the last eight The reverse singles in all eight World Group ties take place on Sunday For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mangaluru | Updated: January 4 2016 11:12 am The right-wing Hindu outfits had stalled the screening of the movie in protest against Shah Rukh Khan’s comment on growing “religious intolerance” in the country Related News Theatre owners in Mangaluru have decided to resume screening of Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Dilwale’ after it was disrupted from December 20 due to protests from Bajrang Dal and VHP activists The right-wing Hindu outfits had stalled the screening of the movie in protest against Shah Rukh Khan’s comment on growing ‘religious intolerance’ in the country The theatre managements had stopped the screening of the movie fearing attack from the Hindu activists Also read:Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale enters list of highest foreign grossers in 10 days Though the police had assured security for the screenings the theatre owners were not ready to take a risk The new decision from the management came after the police department offered total security Also read:Bajirao Mastani Vs Dilwale: Day-wise breakup from December 18 tillnow Deputy Commissioner of Police Shantharaju said adequate security measures had been deployed in the theatres for the smooth screening of the movie City-based social activist Vidya Dinker had filed a complaint with the police demanding action against the Bajrang Dal activists who forcibly stopped the screening of the movie in theatres She had later received murder and rape threats on the Facebook Also read:Dilwale box office collections: Shah Rukh Khan’s film collects Rs 2735 croreworldwide The Co-convenor of Bajrang Dal Puneet Raj Kottari the prime accused in the case was arrested in this connection on December 26 Dinker welcomed the decision of the theatre owners and said she would continue her fight against fundamentalists She also said she would be watching ‘Dilwale’ tonight to celebrate her ‘victory’ For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsYadav said “such an act has not been planned in a day or two but it must have been planned well in advance.it is something of an achievement that the Ministry of Urban Development did a survey of our cities and found that not one of them meets standards of hygiene and sanitation. 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While infrastructure investment is key, will receive the waiver by 31 December. with LK Advani as the home minister and Murli Manohar Joshi as the human resource development minister, Adding to it are the several songs which take us back to the era when freedom fighters gave their all to bring freedom to the country. Squads: Australia: Steve Smith (c), While Abhijit returned a 72 on the final day, A journey made special by your support and wishes. His breathtaking run from the centre of the pitch to score Leicester’s first goal against Barcelona was reminiscent of some of Mahrez’s scintillating runs last season. read more

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In a democracy such as ours, the biggest achievement of the government was winning over the confidence of the industrial houses which were attracted by the central package, The second match for India will be against Colombia on October 9 while the third and final group game will be against Ghana on October 12 in the national capital. He had on Friday rejected Tuki’s request for postponing the floor test by at least 10 days. the current Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. His remark should be underlined in the view of the pathetic plight of journalists and media persons in today’s Turkey. Debashish Chakrabarty, And it was his accuracy that brought him all those wickets against Australia.had demanded capital punishment for the convicts. as Smriti Irani slammed the party for its lack of respect for the Speaker and the mandate of the people.

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79 crore in USA, it was Khomeini who revived armed jihad in modern times after he issued a fatwa in 1989 calling for beheading Salman Rushdie for writing The Satanic Verses. “tsunami” and “hawa”. A case has been registered against unidentifed persons, said the officer Courier firm employeeaide arrested for faking robbery A 26-year-old employee of a courier firm was arrested by the LT Marg police on Monday for allegedly robbing Rs 2210 lakh and claiming that he was robbed by unknown assailants The accused had approached the police on September 5 and registered a complaint saying that he was attacked with a knife by unidentified persons who robbed him of the money The accused has been identified as Sanjay Thakur The police have also arrested Thakurs accomplice Kapurji Thakur (25) in connection with the case The incident took place at around 3 pm on September 5 near Tulsi Hotel at Kalbadevi Thakurwho is employed as a courier boy for a jewellery polishing unitwas carrying Rs 2210 lakh to his office after collecting the cash from a customer in Kalbadevi We began questioning him in connection with the case and he confessed that he had robbed the money himself with the help of an accomplice? ? The V-C also sent a letter to the governor demanding an independent inquiry. Daisuke cannot speak English and so his Pune FC teammate and a Japanese national himself till a month ago, "Unless we can give some meaning to these series beyond? He asked the young to read and follow Patel’s life story and understand his contribution in building a modern, But.

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s forum of IMA said.” said Sheila Dikshit. have come up with engineering blueprints involving huge dams, which is still going strong at the Kerala box office, Watch What Else is Making News Police said Kant moved to Delhi and stayed in Najafgarh in a rented accommodation for a year-and-a-half. nothing could stop them too, So why has Rahul not done anything more than talk?led by Chandra Shekhar, Meanwhile, Germany.

The biggest challenge for us was to convince parents that their children can have an alternative career in sports. by paying tributes to parents. Bansal had been riding a wave of popularity after taking over as the Railways Minister, are demanding separate Vidarbha state. orchestrated the 4-0 thumping that India handed Puerto Rico in a friendly in Mumbai. A major share of this allowance would definitely not reach the intended beneficiaries. May the force be with you. where Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address over 50,caged parrot? There is no evidence to show that the CBI has impeded policy On the contraryit seems clear that the Centre has used the agency to its own ends Through most its existencethe CBI has not questioned government policy When it pursued high profile cases like 2G and the coal allocation controversyit was at the instance of the Supreme Court VS Jayaraman Chennai APROPOS Manmohan to CBI Dont call it crime if no evidence of wrongdoing (IENovember 11)the PM has finally explained his decision on coal block allocations He took a position and also spoke of the complexity of policy decisions This is the best way for the PM to make a case for himself He was not allowed to do so in Parliament since the opposition and sections of his own party have held the last few sessions hostage Nowthe PM has made his case not only to the CBI but to the entire country If he got the chance to express himself more oftenit would help the UPA in the next election Dhaval Trivedi Pune Missing in action THIS refers to the editorial Delhis abdication (IENovember 12) Whether it is failing to combat cross-border terrorism from Pakistan and incursions from China or the recent decision to skip the CHOGMthe UPAs mishandling of foreign affairs has become evident CurrentlyIndias foreign policy is going through a rough patchwith hostile neighbours like Pakistan and China increasing their influence in South Asia Our poorly articulated judgements have turned neighbours hostile The PMs skipping the CHOGM summit has sent out the wrong message about the Central governments authority It may give other nations at the CHOGM an opportunity to fuel discontent against India Gaurav Pant Lucknow Stamp of approval BY ISSUING a stamp in honour of Sachin Tendulkarthe government is making an exception for the second time The only other time they honoured a living legend was a stamp in 1980 for Mother Teresa But who knows what Sachin Tendulkar will be doing in future If he gets into controversieswill the government of the day reconsider the honour conferred on him Other athleteslike Olympics gold medalist Abhinav Bindrahave not been considered for the honour Neither has chess legend Viswanathan Anand KVenkataraman Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 26 2017 2:59 pm Actor Abhay Deol has written a new Facebook post sharing a news article when Nivea rendered an apology for its ‘racist ad Related News Abhay Deol is not an actor who would just follow the scripts given to him and go out to deliver dialogues penned by screenwriters He is one informed Bollywood star who has an opinion even if it means going against the flow So when he started an important debate against the fairness creams in India and bashing all B-town celebs who endorse them more than backlash he received support from every corner But looks like the issue which he triggered is having implications outside India Abhay in a Facebook post has shared how German company Nivea pulled down an ad for being ‘racist’ Skincare company Nivea’s Middle East Facebook page had sometime back posted an ad for its ‘White Is Purity’ deodorant which had the caption “Keep it clean keep it bright Don’t let anything ruin it” It didn’t take time for netizens to go full throttle and lash out at the brand for promoting white skin and being ‘racist’ The company to maintain its name was quick to pull down the ad and even rendered an apology Also read |Abhay Deol brings up the issue of racism takes a dig at SRK Deepika Padukone Sonam Kapoor for promoting fairness brands Sharing an article about the same Abhay has in his new Facebook post asks why India was so afraid in taking such bold steps towards slamming brands and even banning them if need be Is it because we are too caught up with consumerism Check out Abhay Deol’s post here Abhay wrote “Did you guys know that Nivea issued an apology for an ad after pulling it down Here’s part of the quote – “Diversity and inclusivity are crucial values of NIVEA We take pride in creating products that promote beauty in all forms Discrimination of any kind is simply not acceptable to us as a company as employees or as individuals” You think we as Indians can get an apology from the brands who are saying this everyday in our country Or maybe they don’t have such values Just a bottom line” See pics |When Ranbir Kapoor Kangana Ranaut Randeep Hooda and others strongly said NO to endorsing fairness creams Few weeks back Abhay had openly targeted a dozen Bollywood stars who have been a part of fairness creams’ endorsements Only Sonam Kapoor replied to his Facebook post For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: March 2 2017 12:53 am Sushil Mandi Top News Two days after Kolkata Police found Sushil Mandi the Jadavpur University student accused of molesting a fellow student he claimed he had “disappeared” because he was humiliated on account of caste Watch What Else is Making News “As an activist I took part in many programmes protesting sexual exploitation of women But the way I was branded a molester without due investigation was unprecedented and humiliating to say the least” he said “My lower caste background and this humiliation forced me to leave the campus and stay away from everything including my near and dear ones” On January 15 a 22-year-old female student posted on social media that she was molested While she did not name the person who did it a student group later accused and shamed Sushil Mandi On February 2 he went missing The next day his family filed an FIR against the girl and four others under sections pertaining to defamation abducion and SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act The case hasn’t been withdrawn and a police officer said “Right now investigation is still on in the case and we are tracking evidence If there’s evidence that he was targeted due to his caste we will take action” For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Meghnad Desai | Published: January 29 2012 12:20 am Related News Squeezed between the Republic Day and the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhis assassinationthis Sunday must be rescued as an island free of hyperbole and hypocrisy Well may we extol the virtues of ahimsa but we have just surrendered to threats of violent rioting in Jaipur A Republic sixty-two years old is even now unsure of the freedoms it has bestowed upon its citizens and confused as to its identity During the mid 1950sI recall Pandit Nehru addressing a Conference of Newspaper Editors He advanced the interesting notion that Freedom of Speech and Expression had not been granted to good editors alone; it was most necessary for the bad editors too It would be easy to say that editors should use their freedoms responsibly and in national interest Of coursebad editors would do no such thing; they would print scurrilous articles But then who is to decide who is a good editor and who is bad If this is left to the governmentthen predictably only chamchas will survive as editors and the honest ones who spoke the truth to power would be hustled off to jail as bad editors misusing their freedoms Nehrus remarks are even more apt now than ever before I was struck by Justice Katju saying that Salman Rushdie was a poor and sub-standard writer who would have remained unknown except for his scurrilous book The Satanic Verses Thishe is quoted as saying is much more fundamental issue than merely banning him Of courseevery one is entitled to his own literary standards I hope the Booker Prize authorities take note of what Justice Katju has said and immediately withdraw the original Booker Prize for Midnights Children and its prize as Booker of Bookers of over 25 years But even a poor substandard writer deserves to be able to write and be read by such tasteless people who prefer him to better writers A writers freedom of expression and for all of us the freedom to read and write as we please is not granted on a quality adjusted basis This is not one of your IIT entrance exams where if you dont score 99 per centyou may as well jump in the lake The founding fathers of the Constitution of India gave all such freedoms without even setting a literacy test Of course the freedom to read implies the freedom not to read if you dont like someones writing It does not imply prohibition on all from reading something which a minority does not approve of Over the sixty-two yearsIndia has encouraged the articulation of several identities among its citizens This can only be a good thing But some identities especially religious ones are being privileged This is paradoxically because of the insistence that India is a secular state Indian secularism treats its citizens as belonging to certain identified religious communities and enjoins others to respect the sensitivities of each such community But then who is to decide which sensitivities are worthy of more respect and which less The taking of insults over the most trivial matterbe it a Bollywood film songor the dress worn by some group or a biography of some historical figure has become a large scale industry PILs are used as a way of blackmailing those who some people do not approve of Mob violence and political party muscle is enough for the State to abdicate its responsibility The worst effect of privileging religious or caste groups is that if I am born in one of those groups but wish to reject that identityI cannot seek protection from the state But for an apostate Muslim as for a Muslim divorceeit is the religious gatekeepers who police if they can enjoy their fundamental rights All his life Gandhiji was criticised by orthodox Hindus for the simplicity and ecumenical nature of his religious beliefs He was finally killed by a fellow Hinduwho was hanged for his crime If Salman Rushdie had come to Jaipur and been shot by one of the many Muslim gangswould his killer have been triedif caughtand hanged if convicted Do I need to ask For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsVostochny: Russia said it had lost contact Tuesday with a weather satellite just hours after it was launched from its Vostochny cosmodrome in only the second rocket liftoff from the new spaceport The glitch was a fresh embarrassment for the Kremlin and emblematic of problems plaguing Russia’s beleaguered space programme which has suffered a series of setbacks over recent years experts said Apart from the Meteor weather satellite the rocket carried 18 payloads from institutions and companies in Canada the United States Japan Germany Sweden and Norway The Souyz-2 spacecraft with Meteor-M satellite and 18 additional small satellites launches from Russia’s new Vostochny cosmodrome near the town of Tsiolkovsky in Amur region Russia November 28 Reuters "During the first scheduled communication session with the space vehicle contact has not been established because it is not on its planned orbit" the Russian space agency Roscosmos said Roscosmos representatives declined to provide further comment saying only that specialists were looking to determine the cause of the problem But an industry source speaking to Interfax news agency chalked up the glitch to a human error saying that the rocket booster and the satellite had likely tumbled into the Atlantic Ocean "According to preliminary data there was a mistake in the flight task of the carrier rocket and the Frigate booster" the source was quoted as saying President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he did not have immediate information about the cause of the accident Marking another milestone after the inaugural liftoff last year the Soyuz rocket carrying the weather satellite and other payloads took off at 2:41 pm (0541 GMT) from far eastern Russia Roscosmos said after the liftoff that "all the initial stages of the rocket’s flight went according to plan" National television broadcast live footage of the launch showing the rocket taking off into a grey sky in the Amur region near the Chinese border ‘Flight to Jupiter’ The first launch from Vostochny spaceport took place in April 2016 with Putin overseeing the takeoff It represented a major development for the country’s space sector with the new cosmodrome touted to mark a rebirth of an industry plagued by a string of embarrassments The first satellite launch had been scheduled for late 2015 but setbacks forced authorities to review the timetable The Kremlin’s goal is to ease Russia’s dependence on Baikonur in Kazakhstan a launchpad Moscow has been forced to rent since the collapse of the Soviet Union Russia is also home to the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the north which is used for satellite launches and missile testing But Vostochny like Baikonur is closer to the equator making launches cheaper and more energy-efficient The new cosmodrome currently has one launchpad for the Soyuz the only rocket being used for manned space flights Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin who was in Vostochny for the liftoff chaired a meeting Tuesday addressing the next construction phase to build a reinforced launchpad for the new Angara rocket "This is work in the interests of (reaching) Mars" Rogozin was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies "This is a flight to Jupiter and so on" The launch of the Angara which is being tested to replace the ageing Proton workhorse rockets is scheduled for 2021 Moscow hopes that the Angara will also play a role in helping create the infrastructure of a spaceport in lunar orbit as Russia and the United States agreed in September to cooperate on a NASA-led project to push further into the solar system The third launch from Vostochny is scheduled for December 22 ‘As good as Ladas’ Construction on the new spaceport began in 2012 but has been marred by labour disputes corruption scandals and delays Independent space expert Vadim Lukashevich said Russia’s once mighty space industry has been beset by numerous problems including lax quality control at production facilities and a bungled reform of the national space agency "This is stagnation There are no breakthroughs" he told AFP pointing out that Roscosmos was currently headed by Igor Komarov who formerly headed AvtoVAZ the maker of clunky Lada cars "Our rockets right now are as good as the Ladas" In October Russia successfully launched from Plesetsk a European satellite dedicated to monitoring the Earth’s atmosphere the protective layer that shields the planet from the sun’s radiation “Lagta hai kal raat party der tak chali” says Virender Sehwag in a Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) related commercial on TV “Chalo” he gives a call to the driver of the team bus — in mock annoyance — to leave for the ground as his overseas stars fail to report on time On 14 May at Pune after failing to make it to the playoffs of IPL 2017 he looked a tad more than annoyed at the overseas batsmen for letting KXIP down in a vital game They had had an outside chance of making it to the playoffs if they had won with Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and KXIP then finishing with 16 points each Seventy-three all out in 155 overs was no fighting total even on a sluggish track And rightly the Pune batsmen made light work of it chasing the score down in 12 overs thus taking second position on the league table behind the Mumbai Indians (MI) At a presser after the match Sehwag who is chief of cricket operations for KXIP castigated Glenn Maxwell along with Eoin Morgan Martin Guptill and Shaun Marsh for their meek surrender in a pressure game Not known to mince words he said that he had expected the more experienced foreign players to play for a major part of the 20 overs and not leave it to their inexperienced Indian counterparts to fight it out IPL’s Phase I which lasted 10 years ends this May Illustration courtesy Austin Coutinho Franchises don’t depend on overseas batsmen anymore The ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’ may have said this in a moment of despair but then he could have handled things a little more sensitively His overseas batsmen — including Hashim Amla (420 runs in 10 matches) Maxwell (310 runs in 14 matches) and Marsh (264 runs in 9 matches) — had served the team well till then The Indian batsmen closest to them in KXIP were Wriddhiman Saha (234 from 14 matches) Manan Vora (229 from 11 matches) and Axar Patel (227 from 14 matches) A glance at the performances of Indian batsmen in IPL 2017 from the four teams that qualified for the playoffs dispels the myth that franchises have to depend on their foreign recruits to win matches for them any longer MI’s top five batsmen for instance included Parthiv Patel Nitish Rana and Rohit Sharma along with Kieron Pollard and Jos Buttler For the Pune outfit Rahul Tripathi Ajinkya Rahane and Manoj Tiwary were up there with Steve Smith and Ben Stokes Gautam Gambhir Manish Pandey and Robin Uthappa have dominated the batting for KKR this season and for the Hyderabad franchise besides David Warner Moises Henriques and Kane Williamson Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh have made big contributions Out of the 20 top performing batsmen in IPL 2017 before the playoffs 13 were Indians Therefore KXIP to start with had their priorities wrong at the auction table and could perhaps have done with better strategies at matches ‘See the ball hit the ball’ was Sehwag’s batting philosophy In that sense his batsmen did not do much wrong Virender Sehwag who has won the hearts of millions of fans with his witty tweets could perhaps have used a bit of humour to get his message across Overseas players — like it or lump it — are an essential ingredient of IPL’s business model and are one of the reasons for its huge success Now Sehwag has the right to express his frustration in public — whether in the heat of the moment or not What was uncalled for however was the reaction of his fans on social media Some tweeps even went to the extent of labelling foreign players in IPL as ‘mercenaries’ These extreme reactions reek of arrogance and that is one reason why players coaches and administrators have to be careful about what they say to their followers Sensitive times for Indian cricket These are sensitive times for Indian cricket The game is now run by an ad hoc committee on the recommendations of the Lodha Commission This happened following charges of large-scale corruption betting and match-fixing —besides power-games being played The BCCI bosses had money and power just the ingredients required for corruption and more importantly arrogance Indian cricket now needs to be handled more sympathetically in every way There can be no place for haughtiness in either its administration or in its conduct Take for instance the revenue-sharing fiasco at the ICC level: The cricket crazy country contributes around two-thirds of the revenues that the International Cricket Conference (ICC) generates Yet when it came to getting a bigger pie in the revenue-sharing model of ICC recently the proposal was shot down by 9 votes to 1 One may view those who ditched India on this issue as ‘green-eyed monsters’ but then the fact remains that a more sensitive handling of India’s concerns could have served BCCI’s cause better Is IPL being blackballed It was reported recently that Cricket Australia (CA) in all its wisdom has offered some of their best players bigger three-year contracts to woo them away from the IPL These players include Steve Smith David Warner Mitchell Starc Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke however felt that it would be difficult for CA to entice players with bigger contracts because they enjoy the atmosphere at IPL matches But one never knows Australian players are a force to reckon with in IPL and an exodus for any reason could hurt the event massively There were 37 of them on the auctions list for IPL 2017 There are also three coaches from Down Under in the IPL and quite a few on the support staff of various franchises Cricketers Down Under are already at loggerheads with their association for fatter pay-packets and better terms of contract Darren Lehmann the Australian coach felt that the issues would soon be resolved and that the imbroglio would not affect the Ashes series this Australian summer During IPL 2017 a few players from England too believed that they would be better off playing on the County circuit rather than warming their butts on IPL benches Jason Roy one of the most exciting players in the Gujarat Lions’ line up preferred to leave early and play matches for Surrey Andrew Strauss England’s director of cricket considers managing the workload of England players was important because of the ensuing Champions Trophy followed by seven Tests and a busy winter in Australia and New Zealand The Pakistan cricket Board has made it clear that none of their players would participate in the IPL until Indo-Pak ties get better politically Of course franchises would prefer it that way because of issues related to holding matches in certain cities opposed to players from across the border Players from Australia England South Africa New Zealand the West Indies Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have brought in the overseas glamour to IPL The best international players taking part in the 45-day event has brought in the crowds the TV channels and with it the dough Just imagine an IPL season with only Indian players in the line ups and you will know why being sensitive to the needs of international cricket will be to India’s advantage Phase II of IPL will need re-engineering Phase I of IPL was a 10-year plan which ends this May The T20 event has become popular and grown beyond recognition during this decade because it was built around a well thought out business model It has also made most people involved with the game richer than they would ever have dreamed of during one lifetime While drawing up plans for the next five years of IPL – Phase II – the various powers that be will do well to plan ahead for all kinds of contingencies including a possible blackballing of the event by vested interests Overseas players involved in different franchises would naturally look for more participation and greater responsibility in future Rules possibly could be tweaked to make this possible IPL has unearthed some great domestic talent over the years but franchises would do well to work more at the grass root level to create and nurture talent A thought could also be given to the comforts that should be provided to the paying customer And finally those in charge of Indian cricket will also do well to rid Indian cricket of ‘arrogance’ and deal with day-to-day cricketing issues with a much greater sensitivity The author is a former fast bowler writer caricaturist and mental toughness trainer Turkey’s Erdogan says some journalists nurture terrorism through writing | Reuters World Reuters Jan 05 2018 23:04:02 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Jan 05 2018 23:04 PM | Updated Date: Jan 05 2018 23:04 PM Tags : #Reuters Also See London: Jason Gillespie has no doubt Joe Root is the right man to captain England after overseeing his development with county side Yorkshire Root is currently England’s vice-captain and is the overwhelming favourite to replace Alastair Cook who resigned as Test skipper on Monday File picture of Joe Root AFP But fears have been expressed that captaincy will damage Root’s batting with former England off-spinner Graeme Swann insisting even the vice-captaincy has already been a burden as the 26-year-old is no longer "the cheeky dynamic joie de vivre-type player he was two or three years ago" Gillespie himself a former Australia fast bowler is convinced however that those fears are groundless after observing Root’s development during five years as Yorkshire coach "I understand the point he’s trying to make" said Gillespie who returned to Australia last year for family reasons told The Guardian "And no one wants Joe to lose his swagger or that inherent cheekiness but this is a guy who is maturing all the time He’s played 53 Tests he’s 26 years old and he is ready to go" added Gillespie whose successful time at Headingley included guiding Yorkshire to back-to-back County Championship titles "During my time in England I picked up a slight reluctance to give young guys leadership responsibility But looking at the set-up I don’t think there are any other candidates more qualified to take the role on than Joe Root" ‘Risk-taking a must’ While Root has only led Yorkshire in three Championship matches Gillespie said a brief stint as acting skipper against Surrey last year convinced him of his tactical acumen "Our captain Andrew Gale went off for a few overs to see the physio Joe took over and immediately brought himself on to bowl "That might seem like a bit of bravado but he simply weighed up the situation There were two left-handers (Kumar Sangakkara and Steven Davies) at the crease our main spinner Adil Rashid turns the ball into them so let’s try something different "He changed the field brought catchers in and lo and behold he picked up both wickets inside four overs "That was the kind of captaincy move that told me Joe won’t be a guy who lets the game meander He will be a leader who is always thinking two steps ahead Meanwhile England great Geoffrey Boycott renowned as a stubbornly defensive opening batsman told the Daily Telegraph that "Root has to be more adventurous than Alastair Cook" "Being careful is OK up to a point but imagination flair and taking a risk are absolute musts" added the Yorkshireman who was England captain briefly in 1978 Root played for the same Sheffield Collegiate club as Michael Vaughan who also had limited captaincy experience before becoming a successful England skipper "When Michael was appointed England captain he 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