Messi scores in first game since transfer dispute as Barca thump Villarreal

first_imgLionel Messi scored in his first game since trying to leave Barcelona as Ronald Koeman began his tenure as coach by overseeing a 4-0 Liga demolition of Villarreal on Sunday. Messi converted from the spot 10 minutes before half-time and then the Argentine’s cross forced Pau Torres into an own-goal, after an early double from the 17-year-old Ansu Fati had already put Barca in charge.It meant Barcelona’s past, present and future were all among the goals on the same afternoon as Luis Suarez, whose departure was confirmed on Thursday, marked his Atletico Madrid debut by scoring twice in a 6-1 win over Granada.  In a farewell message to his best friend and former neighbor last week, Messi took another swipe at the Barca board by saying he was not surprised by the clumsy way Suarez’s exit had been handled. His complaints raised doubts about his state of mind heading into the season and at the end of a traumatic summer in which Barcelona’s greatest ever player admitted he was being forced to stay against his will. Koeman insisted on Saturday that Messi had been “leading by example” in training and his confidence was repaid at Camp Nou, where the striker, and club-captain, delivered an excellent display. “It is always important to win games, you gain confidence,” said Koeman. “This result helps us to improve and be clear about what we want.” Messi’s anger over Suarez shows he is still at odds with Barcelona’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his long-term future remains uncertain, but on the pitch, he delivered. Victories and goals could encourage him to stay, not to mention the talented Fati, who on this evidence can be a huge asset for his captain’s hopes of winning back the title. “Ansu is a young player who has to seek consistency in his game and in his performances,” said Koeman. “He has shown that he has a great future at Barca and I am very happy with him.”Fati became Spain’s youngest ever international scorer earlier this month and the teenager, deployed on the left of Barcelona’s attacking trio, made an explosive start to the season for his club. He fired Jordi Alba’s pull-back into the top corner and then drove a second inside the post after Philippe Coutinho was allowed to carry the ball forward and spread it wide. Fati then won the penalty, his feet too quick for Mario Gaspar, and Messi slid in his first goal of the season before his cross, aimed for Sergio Busquets, was poked into Villarreal’s net by Pau.center_img ‘One bites, one hits’Messi might have been watching a few hours earlier as Suarez scored twice and set up another in a sensational 20-minute debut for Atletico. Suarez laid on a goal two minutes after coming on as a substitute, his sumptuous pass finished off by Marcos Llorente, before scoring himself with a powerful header at the back post. He then added another in injury-time, following up his own shot to make it six for a rampant Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano.”Sometimes it is important to have a change as a player,” said Suarez.”I’ve come to a club that has given me a spectacular welcome, it shows in the atmosphere, you get a good impression from the beginning, and you can see that on the pitch.”Diego Costa said with a smile: “It’s great. One of us bites, the other one hits.”Costa had earlier given Atletico the lead but it was the 31-year-old who made way for Suarez, and he raised doubts about his future after the match.”I leave my future up to the club. I spoke with the club, with the coach, I made it very clear what was happening, that if I am here, I will fight,” said Costa. “If they see the possibility of me leaving, I’ll accept it. I don’t want to be a burden.”Angel Correa and Joao Felix scored Atletico’s second and third to put Granada out of sight. The 20-year-old Felix was the best player on the pitch before Suarez stole the show.Topics :last_img read more

When is the FA Cup quarter-final draw? TV channel, live stream and ball numbers

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Murray Wallace sent Millwall into the last eight (Picture: Getty Images)When is the FA Cup quarter-final draw?AdvertisementAdvertisementThe draw is on Monday 18 February following the Chelsea vs Manchester United game which kicks off at 7.30pm.The draw will take place around 9.30pm.What TV channel is the draw on and can you watch it online?The draw will be shown on BBC One and you can watch online on the BBC website and iPlayer. Ivan Cavaleiro’s goal edged Wolves past Bristol City (Picture: Getty Images)Ball numbersWolverhampton WanderersMillwallCrystal PalaceManchester CityChelsea or Manchester UnitedSwansea CityWatfordBrighton & Hove AlbionMORE: Chelsea vs Man Utd TV channel, live stream, time, odds and team news for FA Cup clashMORE: Paul Pogba reveals the secret to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man Utd success Advertisementcenter_img Phil HaighSunday 17 Feb 2019 6:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link When is the FA Cup quarter-final draw? TV channel, live stream and ball numbers Manchester City have strolled into the FA Cup quarter-finals (Picture: Getty Images)The 2018/19 FA Cup quarter-final draw takes place on Monday as the tournament rolls on towards its conclusion.Plenty of big names have already fallen by the wayside, with the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham all out of the competition before the last eight stage.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starHowever, Manchester City are still lurking with intent, while Chelsea and Manchester United fight it out on Monday night for the final spot in the quarter-finals.The likes of Millwall and Swansea may not have expected to still be involved at this stage of the tournament, but will be looking forward to Monday’s draw immensely.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Major Restoration Project Complete in Louisiana

first_imgThe $18.7 million Queen Bess Island restoration project is now officially complete – making the Brown Pelican habitat ready for the 2020 nesting season.Standing on the shore of a remote island in Louisiana’s Barataria Basin, Gov. John Bel Edwards yesterday declared the newly-restored island officially reopened for nesting.“Before we started this restoration last August, only five of the island’s 36 acres were usable for nesting. Now all 36 acres are available, and we have plans to keep it that way for years to come,” said Gov. John Bel Edwards, touring newly-rebuilt land on Queen Bess Island.The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) oversaw the engineering, design, and construction of the project.The project was funded with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damages settlement administered by Louisiana’s Trustee Implementation Group.The restoration of Queen Bess Island involved enhancing an existing rock ring around the island to serve as containment and protection for the sand fill material placed to increase the island’s elevation. On the southwestern side of the island, a set of rock breakwaters just offshore create a lagoon-style nursery feature for the young birds to learn how to swim, preen, and feed.In order to increase the island to 37 acres, sediment was dredged from the Mississippi River near Belle Chase and then barged to the site.Queen Bess Island is located northeast of Grand Isle in Jefferson Parish. It is the fourth-largest Brown Pelican rookery in Louisiana, supporting 15-20 percent of the state’s total pelican nesting activity. It is also a nesting habitat for at least eight other species of nesting colonial water birds such as Tri-colored Herons, Great Egrets, Roseate Spoonbills, and Royal Terns.last_img read more

500m children ‘at risk of effects of malnutrition’

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestylePrint 500m children ‘at risk of effects of malnutrition’ by: – February 15, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! 14 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Food price rises could undo work to reduce child malnutrition, Save the Children warnsHalf a billion children could grow up physically and mentally stunted over the next 15 years because they do not have enough to eat, the charity Save the Children says in a new report.It says much more needs to be done to tackle malnutrition in the world’s poorest countries. Tthe charity found that many families could not afford meat, milk or vegetables.The survey covered families in India, Bangladesh, Peru, Pakistan and Nigeria.One parent in six said their children were abandoning school to help out by working for food.A third of parents surveyed said their children complained about not having enough to eat.The survey was carried out in the five countries – where, the agency says, half the world’s malnourished children live – by international polling agency Globescan. Record food pricesSave the Children said that a year of record food prices had worsened child malnutrition and could hit progress reducing child deaths. “The world has made dramatic progress in reducing child deaths, down from 12 to 7.6 million, but this momentum will stall if we fail to tackle malnutrition,” said Save the Children chief executive Justin Forsyth.The agency wants the UK to lead the way in reducing hunger and protecting children from food price rises – starting with a Hunger Summit when world leaders are in London for the Olympics.The UK’s International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, said the charity was right to focus on hunger and malnutrition, and Britain would “continue to urge other countries to match our own efforts in this area”.In its report, Save the Children says that one in four of the world’s children have stunted growth – meaning their body and brain have failed to develop properly due to malnutrition.Eighty percent of stunted children live in just four countries, the charity says.‘Downward spiral’Malnutrition contributes to the deaths of 2.6 million children each year, according to the report.Assumpta Ndumi, a nutritionist who works with Save the Children in Kenya, told the BBC’s Network Africa programme that successive droughts are causing a downward spiral there:“When another drought comes and livelihood assets are destroyed it becomes worse for families to be able to feed their children.“Milk is very important for families in north-eastern Kenya, so when livestock is lost they basically have no access to a protein source. “We need to address the hidden hunger because it’s killing silently.”Food prices rose sharply in the first half of last year, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), after severe weather in some of the world’s biggest food exporting countries in 2010 damaged supplies.The FAO’s Food Price Index rose last month for the first time since July 2011, but was still 7% lower than in January 2011.BBC Newslast_img read more

PH poised to start mass COVID-19 testing by April 14

first_imgGalvez also said that the conversion ofthe Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila into a quarantine facility is expected tobe completed this week. Other quarantine areas include the World Trade Center,Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, and the Philippine InternationalConvention Center in Pasay City./PN Presidential Peace Adviser CarlitoGalvez, chief implementer of the national government’s response to the COVID-19outbreak, said they have asked Department of Health to speed up theaccreditation of more coronavirus testing facilities. “We’re also determined to fast track theaccreditation of subnational laboratories so we can start the massive testingof the PUIs (persons under investigation) and the PUMs (persons undermonitoring),” Galvez said. “We expect that by April 14 we should be ableto start massive testing.” As of Friday, there were already ninehospitals accredited by the DOH to conduct COVID-19 testing, including the WestVisayas Medical Center in Iloilo City. “We first need to contain thespread of the virus, that’s why we conducted a lockdown, social distancing andalso segregation of those vulnerable. The next step is we have to have masstesting,” Galvez said. PHOTO BY REUTERS “We are pushing for the DOH to havethat kind of massive testing, at least the rate is, we have at least 2,000 to3,000 (per day). For now I think their capability is only 1,000 and now we havemore than 20,000 PUIs and PUMs that need to be tested,” he added. According to Galvez, the PUIs and PUMs –composed mostly of those with COVID-19 symptoms and those who had contact withknown cases – will be quarantined as soon as facilities are available. MANILA – The Philippine government iseyeing to kick start on April 14 a “massive testing” for persons suspected tohave contracted coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). last_img read more

Latin America hits 70K virus pandemic deaths

first_imgIn the region’s second biggest country Mexico, a new daily record of 4,883 confirmed cases was reported by the health ministry, along with 708 additional fatalities. MEXICO City – Latin America’s coronavirus crisis reached a grim new milestone on Wednesday with total deaths exceeding 70,000, according to a Reuters count, as Mexico hit a daily record for confirmed infections. The daily totals bring Mexico’s overall official count to 129,184 infections and 15,357 deaths. People wearing protective face mask talk to each other while the Mexico’s government ask to the citizens hold social distancing as a measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mexico City, Mexico June 9, 2020. REUTERScenter_img Brazil, with the largest economy in the region, remains Latin America’s most affected country as total fatalities are just shy of 40,000, the world’s third highest death toll after the United States and Britain. The World Health Organization has determined that Latin America is the new hotspot for the pandemic, which began around the beginning of the year in China and quickly spread to Europe and beyond. (Reuters)last_img read more

Wildcat And Patriot Harriers Battle It Out

first_imgThe Wildcat Girls Cross Country team put forth a great effort, but fell short by one point against Union County 27-28. Senior, Taylor Stewart, took the lead early, but was overtaken by Union County’s Vanessa West and Priscilla Kelly. Junior, Katelyn Meyer, then took the 3rd place spot for most of the race. By the end of the race, Taylor Stewart moved into 3rd place, and Katelyn Meyer ended in 4th place. Junior, Kairee Hodapp, claimed 5th place. Stewart had a season PR with a time of 23:52. Freshman, Katherine Apsley, had a PR, as well as juniors, Adrianna Squarcia and Roxana Moisil. Even though the Wildcat ladies did not take away the win, it was a great race.The Wildcat Boys Cross Country team gave an impressive performance on the Union County cross country course winning 36-22. They ended the race with the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place spots. Sophomore, Drew Grant, took 2nd place. Junior, Kyle Seibert, took 3rd place. Tanner Lainhart, with a season PR of 20:34, tok 4th place. And, Freshman, Ben Maze took 5th place, with a personal best time of 20:49. This was the best showing for the boys as a whole team, with many team members achieving personal bests, including sophomores Matthew Kleier and Damian Sailor. Damian Sailor improved his time by almost 5 minutes from his last meet.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.last_img read more

Rick C. Schwegman

first_imgRick C. Schwegman, age 51 of St Mary’s, Indiana, passed away on July 19, 2019 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati following a brief but serious illness.Born to Wilfred (Shorty) and Linda (Bischoff) Schwegman on June 16, 1968 in Batesville. Rick was the third of four close-knit sons who grew up near St. Mary’s where the Schwegman’s have farmed for generations. Part of the family’s heritage is a steadfast loyalty to the International Harvester brand, and Rick did his part to uphold that tradition.Rick was a fourth-generation member of St. Mary’s of the Rock Catholic Church in Franklin County and was a 1986 graduate of Batesville High School. He was a heavy equipment operator for Schumacher Dugan Construction in Cincinnati, where he was employed for 20 years.  Rick was a member of the Ohio Operating Engineers Union Local 18 and also raised beef cattle with his brother Joe.Rick is survived by his wife, Susan; their son, William Chase; daughters Cassidy Eckstein (Justin Meyer) of Hamburg and Somer Eckstein of Sunman; grandson River Ronnebaum; his parents of St. Mary’s; brothers Joe (Gerri) and Mike, both of St. Mary’s, and Jim of Birmingham, Alabama; mother-in-law Mary Helen Boyer of Indianapolis and numerous nieces and nephews.Visitation will be Thursday, July 25 from 4 to 7 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home. The service will be held on Friday at 10 am at St. Mary’s of the Rock Catholic Church with burial following in the church cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St Mary’s Preservation Society.last_img read more

Cricket News Happy Birthday Graeme Smith – A legendary skipper who helped South Africa scale the summit

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: Graeme Smith witnessed heartbreak in the 2003 World Cup as South Africa exited in dramatic and bizarre circumstances. He was thrust with the captaincy at the young age of 22. With South Africa in tatters and with the public confidence at an all-time low, Smith proceeded to forge a South African unit that would not back down from anyone. There were plenty of setbacks but in 2008, when Smith helped South Africa win a series in England for the first time, South Africa set upon a path of domination that put them on level with the exploits of the great West Indies side of the 80s and the Australian side under Steve Waugh.Smith, who turns 38 on February 1, will be remembered as the skipper who forged a powerful side from the ruins. His Test career started off with a bang, scoring 277 and 259 against England in Edgbaston and Lord’s in 2003 but his captaincy records make him the original benchmark for success. His tally of 109 matches as captain makes him the only individual in the history of the game to captain a side in over 100 Tests.  He has the most runs, joint-most number of fifties and the most centuries makes him a bonafide legend. His captaincy stint is punctuated by the highs of securing a series win in Australia and England twice. Graeme Smith helped South Africa win series in England and Australia in 2008, 2012.Graeme Smith is the only skipper to captain a side in 100 Tests.Graeme Smith has the most runs and centuries as skipper. In 2008, in the third Test at Edgbaston, Smith smashed 154* as South Africa won a series in England after a gap of 43 years. More glory followed Smith and South Africa as his 108 helped South Africa chase down 414 in Perth against Australia, the second-highest run chase in history. Smith was at the helm when South Africa won in Melbourne to win a Test series in Australia for the first time ever. South Africa repeated the feat in 2012 in both countries and South Africa did not lose a single Test series anywhere in the globe for a period of nine years. In 2012, South Africa scaled the summit of Test cricket as they ended the year on top.In addition to his captaincy, Smith’s contributions in the fourth innings of a chase marked him as a legendary skipper. His 125 against New Zealand in Wellington helped South Africa draw the series. His 154* in Edgbaston was historic and so was his knock at Perth. In 42 matches, he has hit 1611 runs at an average of 51.96 with four centuries.However, in his period, South Africa’s failure to win a single ICC Championship increased and the tag of chokers only grew. They were beaten in 2007 by Australia in the semi-final, lost in dramatic circumstances in the 2007 and 2009 World T20, choked in the quarterfinal of the 2011 World Cup while they struggled in the 2012 and 2013 World T20 and Champions Trophy. In addition, he became known as India pace bowler Zaheer Khan’s bunny, falling to him 13 times in international cricket across all formats.The defining image of Smith, though, will be how he came to bat with a broken hand as he looked to save South Africa in the Sydney Test against Australia in 2009. For 26 balls, he batted with one hand and defied the Australian bowlers but the Proteas still lost the match with just 10 balls to spare. The image of Smith batting with one hand defines the legend of Biff, who in many ways is Captain Marvel.last_img read more

England set to lose Ashes, with or without Stokes – Blewett

first_imgBy Ian RansomADELAIDE, Australia (Reuters) – An Ashes series shorn of Ben Stokes would be a great shame for cricket but England are heading for defeat with or without the troubled all-rounder, former Australia batsman Greg Blewett has said.Test vice-captain Stokes and opener Alex Hales have been suspended from international cricket indefinitely, pending an investigation into an altercation outside a nightclub in Bristol last week.Stokes was initially named in the 16-man squad for the Ashes tour starting in November but the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) rowed back on the decision a day later.Blewett, who struck a century on his Test debut during the 1994-95 Ashes series, cast doubt on Stokes’s chances of playing a full part in the series.“I‘m sure they will (sanction him). They are having their internal investigation. That will play out,” Blewett, a 46-Test right-handed batsman, told Reuters in an interview in Adelaide yesterday.”It would be a shame if he’s not out here. I think everyone wants to play against the strongest possible team.”It would be a shame if he doesn’t come out because he’s a bit of a drawcard, he’s a world class all-rounder and will leave a massive hole in their team.“But even if he was (to come), I think Australia are going to be too good at home anyway. With or without Ben Stokes I don’t see a different result but I think England would love to have him in their side.”The Sun newspaper published footage of what it said was a brawl between the player and two other persons, one clutching a bottle. The authenticity of the images could not be verified by Reuters.Media reports said Stokes, who suffered a minor fracture of a finger on his right hand, apologised to the ECB for his arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and described his state of mind as ‘fragile and devastated’.Blewett, who was Australia’s fielding coach until stepping down in August, has taken on assistant roles with Sheffield Shield side South Australia and the Adelaide Strikers in the ‘Big Bash’ domestic Twenty20 competition.Also coach of South Australia’s men’s Under-19 side, Blewett said he would take a dim view of any player out drinking in the early hours of the morning and days before a match.“I wouldn’t be over the moon, put it that way, because I did see the footage and it’s not great,” Blewett said, referring to the video posted by The Sun.”I‘m sure he’s got his side to the story which we haven’t necessarily heard yet.“Yeah, you would be disappointed, I think they were only a couple of days away from the next one-day international so I think any coach would be disappointed with that sort of behaviour.”The Stokes incident has revived the debate as to whether curfews should be enforced during series, but Blewett said he was against such measures.“Generally, you’d say players these days are a hell of a lot more professional than what we used to be,” said the 45-year-old.“These things don’t pop up all that often these days, but when they do, obviously you need to address it.”The potential absence of Stokes would heap further pressure on England’s bowlers and a batting order featuring players like opener James Vince and Dawid Malan who are yet to establish themselves.Blewett said Australia and the team’s formidable pace attack led by Mitchell Starc would provide the toughest of initiations.“Two or three of those guys in the squad haven’t had a great start to their careers,” he said.”It’s not going to get any easier when they come out here.“And it’s looking like Australia are going to be full-strength with their bowling attack so (they) are going to be up against it.”last_img read more

Super Eagles 2018 Jersey Ranked Fifth

first_imgThe result also revwealed that on-field results, rather than the appearances of the shirts, were the major determinants. The shirts of the winning teams of the competitions won the top four shirts.Brazil, which topped, had a milestone third victory of the World Cup in 1970.The shirt is very similar to most other Brazil kits, but this one is a retro classic. Worn by one of the greatest, if not the greatest international team the world has ever seen.The kit was worn by the legendary 1970 World Cup-winning side and was the last shirt Pele sported before retiring from international duty.In the second place is the shirt of Netherlands, which the team put on to win the European Championship for the first time. In the third position is the shirt won by the then West Germany to win the World Cup at Italia ’90.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Super Eagles’ 2018 kit has been voted fifth among the iconic football shirts worldwide across all generations. That is the outcome of the 24-hour poll conducted by BBC sports website.The shirt was beaten by those of Brazil (1970); Netherlands (1988); West Germany (1990) and England (1966) in the top four places.The Nigerian shirt had nine per cent of total votes cast whereas the winning shirt, that of Brazil, had 14%. England in the fourth place had 10%, just one to pip Nigeria to the fourth place.last_img read more

Shafer provides Syracuse injury update, Acosta clarifies on Parris

first_imgShafer clarified the health of tight end Josh Parris, wide receiver Quinta Funderburk and linebacker Parris Bennett during the head coach’s weekly Tuesday teleconference.Parris, who was set to be the Orange’s starting tight end before sustaining a knee cartilage injury and having surgery Aug. 27 is day-to-day, Shafer said.He practiced for the first time since the surgery on Tuesday, tight ends coach Bobby Acosta said. Acosta said he practiced full-contact and made impressive catches in limited reps.“He could play 50 snaps a game, he could play 20,” Acosta said. “But I think the reps he will contribute will be quality reps.”Kendall Moore and Jamal Custis have played in his absence. The junior Parris has 13 career receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’ll find out where he is at the end of the week,” Shafer said before practice on Tuesday.Funderburk, a senior wide receiver, didn’t make the travel roster for SU’s 40-3 win against Central Michigan. But he doesn’t have any injuries, Shafer said.Funderburk has three receptions for 50 yards in five career games.The freshman linebacker Bennett also didn’t make the trip with the Orange, which was due to a slight injury.Said Shafer: “Parris Bennett got banged up a little bit in practice, so we hope to get him back soon.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more

Bumbaca: My way-too-long thank you to the place that has given me everything

first_imgThe one aspect of farewell columns I can’t stand is that people always complain about how to start them.Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get to it.You know those moments where you kind of do a slow 360 and soak it all in — the people, the moment, the everything — and just say “wow”? I’ve done that a lot since September 2013, and none of those instances that occurred throughout the past four years are possible without The Badger Herald.I’m 22 years old (yikes), but I feel like I’ve lived a lifetime because of the Herald. My first story — of 320, according to WordPress — was a short write up from Gary Andersen’s (remember him?) news conference the Monday after the University of Wisconsin lost to Arizona State in 2013 on some shoddy end-of-game management. About 15 months later, I sprinted from College Library to the bowels of Camp Randall Stadium to cover the fallout from his resignation. My name appeared on the front page for the first time the next morning.It’s been four years, and I don’t regret a damn thing. I was thrown into the fire from literally day one and never stepped out. Who would want to?But I guess I have to now. And it really sucks. It sucks so bad.I loved every minute of this job, whether I was pulling my hair out while editing grammatical mistakes or staying sober at a tailgate because I had a game to cover. (Let’s be honest, I probably failed at that a time or two.) I covered two horrendous seasons of women’s basketball and watched the volleyball team win 22 straight sets. I became a College GameDay sign and road-tripped across the Midwest to report on the Badgers. I flew to Los Angeles on company dime to watch UW clinch its second consecutive Final Four berth. Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn walked right by me while the Badgers cut the nets on the floor of the Staples Center. I was 19.How did I deserve this?To be honest, I never felt like I earned it. I’m not complaining, though. I’m young and dumb, but I’ve already figured out that half the battle is being in the right place at the right time.Believe me, I messed up along the way. Bo Ryan’s surprise press conference to announce his retirement? I left before it started because I wasn’t feeling well! The mistakes hardened me, drove me to be better, work more diligently and dig deeper. It’s with that passion I hope I attack the rest of my career.I reflect on the amazing opportunities my time at the Herald has given me. I’m talking about the experiences, including three too many return trips from Indianapolis feeling dejected. I interviewed future NBA and NFL stars. I stood next to Paul Bunyan’s Axe. I covered top-10 teams. I formed relationships with coaches and developed admiration for outstanding student-athletes I had the privilege of covering.Most of all, that’s what my tenure here boils down to: people. The Badger Herald has introduced me to an innumerable amount of spectacular human beings, and now it’s time to thank them.Nick Daniels and Caroline Sage gave me my first shot at this gig, and I’ll always be grateful for that. Eric Kohlbeck became the big brother I never had. Dan Corcoran and I watched Randy Orton RKO videos until we cried of laughter, yet he still, against all odds, evolved into a valued mentor and friend. Nick Brazzoni was the best right-hand man I could ask for, is an even better friend and took the sports section to greater heights.The Madison media is a close-knit group and getting to know everyone has been a true pleasure. Guys like Dennis Punzel, Jason Galloway, Jesse Temple, Tom Oates, Jim Polzin, Ben Worgull, Ryan Wing and Jake Kocorowski made covering Wisconsin sports a lot of fun. They were always kind to me. They didn’t have to do that, but I appreciate it tremendously.I want to also thank the UW Athletic Communications Department for treating the Herald with respect. I’ve never covered another college sports program, but I have a feeling I’ve been spoiled. You made my job easy and I hope their relationship with student journalists continues. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the camaraderie among fellow student reporters Matt Foster, Nick Osen and Curt Hogg.Mom and Dad, thanks for encouraging and supporting me on this journey. I love you.Finally, to you, the reader. You may read only because I wrote it and want to be a good roommate/friend/family member, or you may actually be interested in what I was writing.  Regardless, you are the reason why I do this. Your feedback, criticism and kind words have fueled me for four years and I cannot adequately express my gratitude toward everyone. Know that I cherish you all.Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some dramatic, slow-mo, 360-degree spins to get to.last_img read more

All eyes on camogie players this afternoon

first_imgThis afternoon all eyes will be on Innovate Wexford Park and the Tipperary camogie players.It’s a must-win game away from home for the girls if they’re to progress from Group 2 of the All Ireland Championship, and into the quarter finals.Wexford are on three points in Group 2 of the All Ireland Championship after two games, while the Premier still have to get their championship off the ground following losses to Cork and Limerick. Photo © Tipp FM & Denis Vahey Photography With two more away games left – today against Wexford, and then against Offaly – Tipp manager Brian Boyle says if they perform to the best of their ability they should shade it…Throw in is at 3:45 this afternoon, and Tipp FM will have updates of the game.last_img read more

Table Tennis: Immigration, Emefs to thrill fans

first_imgWith round one matches ending this weekend at the D.G. Hathiramani Sports Hall of the Accra Stadium, a special media challenge tournament for sports journalists covering the league would be staged alongside the main league.A cracker between second placed Immigration, and third placed SmartLine@Emefs would climax the first round. The two glamourous teams battling for the second position have 40 points each and are therefore bent on dethroning leaders, Tesano Spinners, from the top spot.Nigeria trio of Ajulo Gbenga, Favour Ayobame and Ayodele Sunday who have propelled SmartLine@Emefs to the third spot would be expected to turn the heat on the defending champions to sustain the competitive spirit of the league.Incidentally, the champions who have three national best top seed Derek Abrefa, second seed Felix Lartey and Emmnanuel Commey, will not be push overs and are likely to prove their worth as the players to watch.The last time the two met Immigration edged SmartLine@Emefs 3-2 in the first leg, so SmartLine@Emefs are bent to revenge this time.The last time the two met Immigration edged SmartLine@Emefs 3-2 in the first leg, so SmartLine@Emefs are bent to revenge this time.In other first round matches, Ghana Revenue Authority(GRA) will play Police, Western Table Tennis Club will engage Synergy, Kings Royal Academy(KRA) will meet Ashaiman Club and Fire encounters Team Coach Addo. The other matches will see Navy against leaders Spinners, Loopers engage Madina Stars, Ashanti Otumfuo Stars play Team Baboo while Army gets a bye.In round two matches, Immigration meet Police, SmartLine@Emefs play Synergy, GRA face Ashaiman Club, Western encounter Coach Addo and KRA play Tesano Spinners.The rest of the runs as follows; Fire against Madina Stars, Navy against Army, Loopers versus Team Baboo and Otumfuo Stars gets a bye.last_img read more

Social distancing credited for Cerro Gordo County not having a COVID-19 case in 23 days

first_imgMASON CITY — It’s been 23 days since Cerro Gordo County has had a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19, and the county’s public health director Brian Hanft credits the preventative measures put in place. Cerro Gordo County saw its first lab-confirmed case of coronavirus on March 20th and has had a total of 14 cases.“At that point in time, there was no social distancing measures in place. On April 1st, the governor’s social distancing proclamation started. On April 12th is when our last lab confirmed case was identified in Cerro Gordo County. Recognizing that the incubation period for COVID-19 is between 12 and 14 days, and on average in that five to seven day range, we have not identified a lab-confirmed case outside of the two to 14-day incubation period when the proclamation was in place.”Hanft says that shows the social distancing guidelines worked.   “We hope that we continue to really focus on these social distancing guidelines as we unfold a little bit as a community, to help continue to help make this area, our region, our place, a slow spread…it’s going to spread we know that for sure… but a slow spread, and with everybody’s help and assistance, we know that we can be successful in that way.”Hanft reminds everyone that if they are sick to stay home and he recommends people continue to wear facemasks while out in public, even if it’s something simple as a bandana or a cloth tied in place.last_img read more

Two sentenced for making child porn

first_imgOfficials in Rigby, Idaho have sentenced two people to 15+ years in prison for making child porn with a 4-year-old.32-year-old Joseph Lavern Harris and 28-year-old Elizabeth Dawn Evans were sentenced Tuesday after officials discovered video and images during an investigation.It is unclear what led authorities to investigate the pair, however, it was reported that Harris appeared in the film with the child and that investigators discovered several sexually explicit images of the child on electronic devices that belonged to Evans.Officials also found a list of people that Harris desired to have sex with. The 4-year-old girl was number 5 on the list.During a police interview, Evans admitted that the list was his, but says that he wanted to engage in sexual acts with the child when she came of age.He also denied appearing in the video with the child but later admitted that he could tell it was him in the video due to his tattoo but says he was under the influence of narcotics and the time and does not remember the incident.Both have been sentenced for crimes related to owning and making child pornography. Harris was sentenced to 25 years, while Evans was sentenced to 15 years.They will both also be required to register as sex offenders.last_img read more

Thurston County Submits Phase 3 Application to State Department of Health

first_imgFacebook302Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston CountyToday, the Thurston County Board of Health voted unanimously, then subsequently the Thurston County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to submit the Thurston County application for a variance to move Thurston County to Phase 3 of the ‘Safe Start’ recovery plan to the State Department of Health. If accepted, the variance will allow Thurston County to move to Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery.Phase 3 of the Safe Start Recovery Plan includes increased openings and/or capacity for outdoor group and recreational activities, restaurants and taverns, movie theaters, and other categories of service. It also allows for gatherings with no more than 50 people and resuming non-essential travel.Businesses must develop a written safety plan outlining how the workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19. The plan must be kept on the premises of the business and must be made available to regulatory agencies or local health or safety authorities upon inspection. Businesses can find the template on the Governor’s website.“One of my main jobs as the health officer is to stop the spread of an infectious disease and the only thing I can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to ask you to follow the advice of physical distancing, washing your hands, wearing a face covering, and staying home when you are sick,” said Health Officer, Dr. Diana Yu. “Ninety-five percent of prevention is expecting the people receiving the message to follow the advice and the biggest problem I see is the community not following the advice for preventing the spread. Our numbers are going up, and they are going up because the community isn’t responding. Please follow this advice so we can slow the spread.”Yu added, “So many of us express that we are ‘so done with COVID-19!’ The only thing is, unfortunately, COVID is not done with us. We need to learn to co-exist with this disease safely and responsibly.”“I am wary yet encouraged to move into Phase 3 of Safe Start. It is vitally important for businesses to reengage, people return to work, folks get out of their houses to shop, eat and recreate,” said John Hutchings, Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. “If Thurston County is approved for Phase 3, a reversion back to Phase 2 could be devastating economically and psychologically so please follow Dr. Yu’s advice, mask up, and keep yourself and others protected!”Chair of the Board of Health, Tye Menser said, “If our application for Phase 3 is successful, local government will be able to re-open to the public and our community will resume most of its economic activities. But this will only be successful if you — and visitors to our community — remain diligent about physical distancing and using masks any time distancing cannot be maintained.”For the most up-to-date information for the Thurston County COVID-19 response and recovery, visit: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/phss/Pages/coronavirus.aspx.last_img read more

Monmouth Beach To Upgrade Its Bathing Pavilion

first_imgBy John BurtonMONMOUTH BEACH – The borough is planning to do a little work to its beach bathing pavilion to coincide with a planned sea wall project.Borough officials applied to the state Department of Environmental Protection for a CAFRA (Coastal Area Facility Review Act) permit and state approval to undertake some site upgrades at the facility.Plans call for the construction of a 5,950 square-foot deck and 1,024 square-foot shade structure. The new deck would allow people to see above the seawall to the beach and Atlantic Ocean, explained Mayor Susan Howard.In addition, replacement stairs and a ramp will be built to allow public access over the planned sea wall extension to connect the deck and pavilion to the ocean and beach area. A planned 13,100 square-foot gravel staging area for the sea wall construction work will be used for additional parking after the project, according to the information the borough provided to the DEP.This additional work is being done in conjunction with the state –  and federally funded $32 million sea wall repair and extension project.That project will construct new portions where there are currently gaps and repair some damaged areas in the protective wall that separates Ocean Avenue/state Highway 36 and the beach and oceanfront.The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is currently reviewing the sea wall project but a final plan has yet to be determined. The DEP’s Bureau of Coastal Engineering is overseeing the project, with the state and federal governments sharing the cost.Bids are expected to go out in the coming months and work will start in late summer 2016, according to Lawrence Hajna, a DEP spokesman.The bathing pavilion is borough-owned and operated, offering protected ocean swimming and a pool and amenities for season members and access to the beach for day visitors.A CAFRA permit is required for any construction and development projects within a certain distance of waterways in New Jersey.“We’re proceeding with the permitting process in order to ensure the improvements to the pavilion that will be needed with the sea wall project,” said Howard.last_img read more

Midget Reps snap winless streak with victory over Kelowna

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s taken a few games — 14 to be exact — but the Nelson/Castlegar Midget Reps finally have reason to celebrate.John Katountas of Nelson scored the winning goal to lift the Reps to a 3-2 victory over Kelowna during the consolation round of the Winfield Midget Rep Tournament Sunday in Lake Country.The victory was the first of the season for the combined squad, snapping the 14-game winless streak. Colton Dawson of Nelson and Coleton Steeds of Castlegar also scored for the winners.Nelson/Castlegar opened the tournament with a narrow 4-2 loss to Ridge Meadows.The Lower Mainland squad built up an early lead. Nelson/Castlegar staged a third period comeback with goals from Castlegar’s Grant Matthews and Matt MacDonald of Nelson. But the rally fell short. Matthews, Katountas and MacDonald all finished the game with two points.Nelson/Castlegar then was bounced 11-1 by host Winfield before scoring a 3-3 tie against Westside.Matthews, with a pair, and Tyler Chernenkoff of Castlegar scored for Nelson/Castlegar against Westside. Erik Craft scored the only goals for Nelson/Castlegar against Winfield.Nelson and Castlegar were forced to combine players from both associations after not enough players from each city registered for the Midget Rep program.The Nelson/Castlegar Reps travel to Spokane Friday to compete in the Lilac City Minor Hockey Tournament.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Whitecaps FC Kootenay Soccer Camp gets visit from Caps Tim Parker

first_imgEvery player on the Vancouver Whitecaps had to get their start somewhere.And during a camp or two those rising stars probably experienced the opportunity into interact with a current roster player.During this week’s Whitecaps FC Kootenay Soccer Camp, Tim Parker, a 6’2″ up-and-coming defender with the parent club treated campers with visit Thursday at the Lakeside Fields.Parker, the 13th overall pick of the Whitecaps in the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, comes to the Vancouver-based franchise after a stellar career at St. John’s University.“It was great to come here and see so many smiles on faces,” Parker said Thursday.“The enthusiasm and enjoyment these players are having is testament to what the coaches are doing here in the Kootenays.”The 22-year-old Parker, played 79 games with the Red Storm, scoring four goals while adding four assists.He played in the Premier Development League for the Long Island Rough Riders.Parker made his professional debut with the Whitecaps USL affiliate team, helping Whitecaps FC to a 4-0 win over Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC.”I just want to work hard and give it my all,” Parker said when asked about his future with the franchise. “The aim is to become a regular first team starter. I couldn’t of asked for a better start. The Whitecaps are a fantastic club and i want to continue to grow with them.”Brett Adams, Kootenay Regional Head coach with the Whitecaps, was pleased with the turnout for the summer camp in Nelson.Registration for the week long camp, including players between five to 15 years, doubled.“It’s been an amazing year,” Adams explained.“The last skills camp we had we had 58 players in a year we have doubled in numbers. This area has truly embraced the Whitecaps and we are grateful for the support.”And to have representation from the parent club is a bonus for the players attending the camp.”Tim was great, fantastic head on his shoulders,” Adams said.“Our players loved having him here. It’s not often that players from this areas get a chance to meet a professional soccer player that is playing regular MLS soccer.”The Nelson camp concluded Friday.The Whitecaps move to Castlegar at Twin Rivers School beginning Monday.There is a Prospects Camp in Nelson August 17-21 and a Attacking and Keepers Camp August 25-27 back in the Heritage City.For more information contact Adams at badams@whitecapsfc.comlast_img read more

Pochettino could make quick return to management with Spurs, says O’Hara

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO could make a quick return to management with Tottenham, claims former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara.The Argentine manager has been out of work since being sacked by the North Londoners in November and replaced by Jose Mourinho.1 Mauricio Pochettino has been tipped to make a sensational return to TottenhamHowever, the Special One’s appointment has failed to have the impact fans had been hoping for with the club on a run of four defeats in a row.Tottenham’s season took another turn for the worse this week as they crashed out of the FA Cup on penalties to the Premier League’s bottom side Norwich.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursFormer Spurs striker Alan Brazil brought up the topic of Pochettino on talkSPORT by asking: “So where are we with Poch now?“He’s not going to come back is he?”O’Hara responded: “He might [come back]. Why not?“Has is been done before? Of course it has. Why not?“He hasn’t got a job and he’s still loved by the Spurs fans, so potentially it could happen.”Spurs are currently in the midst of an injury crisis with Hugo Lloris, Son Heung-min, Moussa Sissoko, Harry Kane, Juan Foyth and Ryan Sessegnon all sidelined.Mourinho has already told bosses to choose between the Premier League and Champions League after their most realistic hope of ending their 12-year trophy drought came to an end to Norwich.He hasn’t got a job and he’s still loved by the Spurs fans, so potentially it could happenJamie O’Hara on Mauricio Pochettino returning to SpursYet O’Hara revealed he is fed up with the excuses the Portuguese has been using to justify his side’s recent slump.He added: “I’m getting a little bit sick and tired of the excuses that he’s coming out with.“I’ve backed him where he’s lost Harry Kane and he’s lost Son and he’s trying to find a way to win and it hasn’t quite happened.“But the negativity and the mentality of ‘let’s all feel sorry for us and we’ve got injuries, [Lucas] Moura wants to come off and [Steven] Bergwijn wants to come off, let’s all feel sorry for Tottenham’ – No, Come on.“You need to get results and you need to pick it up, you’ve still got a good enough squad there to beat Norwich and to get results.“Now there are no excuses left for Mourinho with bringing him in to win a trophy but gets knocked out by Norwich in the FA Cup – it kind of really puts the season into perspective with where we’re going.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMost 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 Celtic“I don’t think they’re going to get through against RB Leipzig [in the Champions League round-of-16] either, so it could be season over by next week.“I feel for him to a certain degree but he is getting paid a lot of money and he’s got to be able to find results.“There’s still a very good squad of players at Tottenham, a very good squad, and you need to find a way to lift them up and give them the confidence to believe they can go and win games.”Jose Mourinho refuses to watch penalty shootout as Tottenham lose to Norwichlast_img read more

Spinner Narine cleared by ICC

first_imgLONDON, CMC:West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine has been cleared by the International Cricket Council to bowl again in international cricket.The 27-year-old successfully underwent tests at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai on March 28 after spending months remodelling his action.He was banned last November after the ICC ruled his action to be illegal, exceeding the 15 degrees tolerance allowed under its regulations.Earlier yesterday, Kolkata Knight Riders coach Jacques Kallis had reported that the franchise was yet to hear from the ICC on whether Narine had been cleared to play in the Indian Premier League starting on the weekend.”He has done a lot of work. We have not got the official verdict from the ICC yet, but I am sure they will come out positive,” Kallis told reporters here.While in India training, Narine’s father passed away, forcing the player to return to Port-of-Spain. However, Kallis said the player would be under no pressure to return quickly.Knight Riders are set to play their opening match of the new Indian Premier League season at Eden Gardens here on Sunday.last_img read more

Fajardo takes home 7th PBA Best Player of Conference award

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Fajardo, San Miguel Beer’s reigning four-time MVP, averaged 19.6 points on 59 percent shooting from the field, 11.4 rebounds and 0.9 blocks a game in the elimination round.The Cebuano center upped the ante in the semifinals where he normed 20.5 points and 13.5 rebounds as the Beermen needed only four games to dispatch the Alaska Aces and their main man Vic Manuel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Meanwhile, Justin Brownlee was named Best Import, beating Renaldo Balkman of San Miguel, Reggie Johnson of Rain or Shine and Diamon Simpson of Alaska.READ: Brownlee named Commissioner’s Cup Best Import Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Justin Brownlee named PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best Import View comments LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk The 28-year-old Fajardo is showing no signs of slowing down. It was just four months ago in the 2018 Philippine Cup where he set the mark for the most number of BPC awards with six.His mentor and former teammate Danny Ildefonso previously held the record with five.Fajardo edged Manuel, who once had an 11-game stretch this conference where he scored at least 20 points, for the award. Fajardo garnered a total of 1153 points taken from stats and votes from media, players and the PBA.Manuel was brilliant but he still finished in far second with 766 total points while GlobalPort’s Stanley Pringle, who highlighted his campaign with a 50-point outing, came in third while his teammate Sean Anthony and Meralco’s Chris Newsome wound up in fourth and fifth place, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT June Mar Fajardo rewrote the PBA records anew after bagging the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup Best Player of the Conference award, his seventh BPC overall.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

TMASCO Seeks US$175,000 Loan

first_imgThe president of the commercial Tricycles and Motorcycles Association (TMASCO), Kollie Koiyan is calling on the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) and investors to empower the union with US$175,000 loan to purchase 50 tricycles.He made the appeal on Saturday at a one day workshop organized by the union to educate its members on defensive driving by ensuring that tricycle operators minimize accidents in the country.According to the TMASCO president, commercial tricycles will empower the unemployed to gain employment.“These tricycles are very expensive and ordinary Liberians cannot afford to buy them and that’s why we are calling on Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Governor Mills Jones to help us with the microfinance program. One of these tricycles costs US$3,500.”He said tricycles have helped to create jobs and improve the livelihood of Liberians as well as provide commuters easy and cheaper fares to their destinations. “To succeed in the transport business, you must first be ready to invest your time and effort to make it work. Proper regulation is also very important especially if you are going to employ a driver to manage it for you,” he cautioned tricycle owners and operators.He stressed the need for Liberians to get involved in business activities and thereby contribute to the growth of the country’s economy.Mr. Koiyan observed that foreigners can help in promoting Liberia’s economy, but it is Liberians who must take over the business sector.Business plays a major role in society by creating job opportunities for young people that leads to poverty reduction, Koiyan pointed out.He suggested that “If we want Liberians to become big business people, the government must provide loans to support Liberian businesses.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Public Flogging of 2 Naked Women in Sinoe County Condemned

first_imgRep. Jay Nagbe Sloh expressed his disappointment over delays by the PUL and LEGISPOL to place media blackout on the House of Representatives to avenge the illegal revocations.Women were accused of kidnapping a baby and of ‘witchcraft’In recent days, a video clip, showing two women stripped completely nude and publicly flogged by a band of men trying to coerce them into confessing to being witches, has gone viral on social media.Before the video emerged, the Daily Observer originally reported the story in its January 15, 2019 edition. According eyewitnesses, the two women along with a third, identified as Willean Nywallah, were sexually assaulted, with some of their abusers inserting sticks into their private parts.This led to the death of Willean, who had also suffered severe beating and was reportedly buried overnight. The grave was discovered by some community members who reported the case to officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) in the district, and the decomposed corpse was ordered exhumed and photographed.The incident took place on December 13, 2018, a day after one Sayetta Samuel reported that her child had gone missing after she left the child with the father to perform some domestic chores.After hours of fruitless search, a witch doctor, who was consulted, reportedly named Willean Nywallah and the two other women as being responsible for the missing child.  The witch doctor further alleged that the women were “witches” and were responsible for several other deaths in the community, reports said.Sinoe County District #2 Representative Jay Nagbe Sloh, has condemned the reported humiliation of two women in Numopoh, Sinoe County by some men, who accused the victims of being witches. The women were recently stripped naked, flogged and paraded through the town, while being photographed by onlookers.Rep. Sloh said the action and its attending video have both embarrassed all civilized people, especially Sinoe citizens around the world.In a release issued on Monday, February 25, 2019, Sloh apologized to the victims, their families, and all women around the world for the disgrace the barbaric action has imposed upon the women. Rep. Sloh chairs the House Committee on Information, Broadcasting and Tourism and Cultural Affairs.He said his initial investigation has confirmed that the incident occurred in Numopoh, Greenville District, Sinoe County.According to Amnesty International, public flogging “is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment, which is banned by international human rights law. The practice is humiliating and leads to psychological as well as physical scars for those subjected to it for years. [It is] a form of torture.”Rep. Sloh added, “in these civilized days only persons suffering from chronic insanity and irreversible mental derangement can even think of meting out such abnormal and violent social behavior against any human being, let alone women.”While refuting media reports that the incident took place in his district, Sloh said, “no matter where this ugly incident occurred, it must be condemned by all civilized human beings.”He also regretted what he called the “very poor judgment” employed by those who published the video. He said the publication further violated the privacy rights of the victims and exacerbated an already ugly situation.The two women accused of kidnapping and witchcraft in Sinoe were stripped naked and paraded through the streets. A third woman was mobbed to death.In a related development, Sloh has condemned the reported mob violence in the Grigsby Farm Community, within the same Greenville District, where law enforcement officers were reportedly brutalized over the weekend by angry citizens. He is also secretary-general of the Sinoe County Legislative Caucus.He said nothing justifies violent actions against law enforcement personnel.He assured that the Sinoe Legislative Caucus will ensure that all perpetrators of both crimes “will face the full weight of the law.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt makes U-turn on imposition

first_imgDoctors’ gratuity to pensionMedical doctors currently employed in the public health system on contracts will not be forced under the pension system, but will have the option of switching if they so desire.This was the outcome of a consultation held at the National Cultural Centre on Monday that saw a large group of doctors in attendance.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence, who was present for that meeting, assured the medical doctors that the transition would not affect their current plans.The Minister said while her portfolio was new, it was no excuse for her to not ensure that matters arising from the health sector were resolved amicably.Lawrence also vowed to continue dialogue with doctors to ensure that their concerns were taken into consideration before any decision was made in the future.She claimed that there were certain misconceptions about the pension plan for doctors, and blamed poor communication for the issue.“I will have a meeting with the heads to ascertain how can you not share information of such important nature which affects people’s lives? I mean it’s unacceptable and so, as the Minister, the buck stops with me,” Lawrence said.Doctors were initially told that their contracts would automatically end and they would be switched over to the permanent public service employment package, which also includes a pension scheme.Leading most of the discussions was Permanent Secretary in the Public Health Ministry, Reginald Brotherson, who was criticised for most of his responses to the many questions he was asked.The doctors believed that Brotherson was not clear and one doctor even labelled his response “political”.However, he told the concerned medical practitioners that they would be able to decide whether they wanted to join the public service and the pension’s scheme at the end of their five-year contract.He also took the opportunity to clarify with the doctors some of the advantages of joining the public service.The Permanent Secretary admitted that several circulars detailing the changes were dispatched to all heads of department. But it was only realised after their release that the time frame was too limited.While some of the doctors present at the meeting saw the circulars, others did not, but heard from their colleagues about the change and decided to raise their concerns with their seniors.Public Health Minister Volda LawrenceThey spoke about the last circular which was issued on February 7, 2017, which indicated that they would have been placed in the pension scheme within a month.One of the doctors who spoke out against the policy, Dr Adoni Benjamin told officials that he felt disrespected by the Government, because the change in his working arrangements would ultimately affect his family too.“First of all, as human beings, some courtesy should have been extended to us,” he stated.Another doctor, who spoke with Guyana Times on the sidelines of the meeting, expressed deep concern over the move, claiming that a proper explanation was not provided.The young Cuba-trained doctor who requested anonymity claimed that when the first circular was issued, some of his colleagues decided to sign contracts to join the public service.“They did so out of fear that their salary will be withheld, or they would have been sent home. Some of them were tricked to go over, because some of them did sign.”The doctor said while he was happy that the Government has backpedalled on its decision, this issue could have been avoided if consultations were held first.The affected doctors also raised concerns about the measly $1800 which they are paid for on-call duties, with no overtime or benefits such as time-and-a-half pay.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had said that forcing doctors to accept the unpopular pension scheme meant the physicians would exit the public service.The Government had made a commitment to meet with the doctors at another date, to discuss the finer details of the arrangement to have them transitioned to the public sector pension scheme.last_img read more

Work pays off big

first_imgCampos, who began taking swimming lessons at 2 and was competing in races at 5, says she switched to water polo when she was about 7. Last summer, she was named to the U.S. Youth National Water Polo Team. Schneider says Campos is the most experienced player on the Cardinals’ roster, and it has paid off handsomely. “Her calmness, her maturity, her knowledge of the game has been huge for us,” Schneider said. “She always steps up biggest in big games, like last year’s final.” When Whittier competed in the Irvine Southern California championships over the weekend, Campos earned all-tournament honors as the Cardinals posted a 2-3 record. All of their opponents were Division I teams, including losses to Corona del Mar (No. 2), Newport Harbor (No. 4) and Coronado (No. 1 in the San Diego Section). In Monday’s Del Rio League makeup game against El Rancho, the only other team unbeaten in league, she scored two goals and had an assist despite drawing intense defensive pressure. For now, her sights are set on a second CIF title. The Cardinals’ chances for success are good, and Campos is one of the reasons why. roger.murray@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Cardinals coach Chris Schneider says that means “she’s a driver, a 2-meter set, a 2-meter defender, pretty much anywhere we need her.” He acknowledged she probably would be a standout in goal, too, saying, “That’s true, she is that versatile.” Campos has been an important part of Whittier’s program since she transferred from Montebello after her freshman season. She promptly helped the Cardinals win the CIF-Southern Section Division III championship in her sophomore year. Last season, when Whittier finished as runner-up to Ayala, she scored six goals in the championship game. This season, she has scored a team-leading 84 goals and Whittier has been ranked No. 1 in the division from the start. WHITTIER – Watching Whittier High School water polo standout Mary Ann Campos struggle to reach a ball while an opponent seems intent on pushing her underwater, it is easy to understand why she says playing the hole set position can be difficult. Actually, it could be a gross understatement. center_img “It’s just the way the game is,” said Campos, a 5-foot-6 senior who is spending most of her time as the Cardinals’ 2-meter hole set this season. “Holding my position (in the water) is difficult because I’m smaller than most of the (2-meter defenders). I have to work harder. Yes, it’s frustrating, but I just have to turn away, shake it off.” Campos has played every position except goalkeeper during her three seasons with the Cardinals, fulfilling a utility role for the team. last_img read more

Wilson to START for Man United against Palace? Red Devils’ training in pictures

first_img Click the arrow for more images of Man United’s latest session 6 6 6 Click the arrow for more images of Man United’s latest session Click the arrow for more behind the scenes images as Man United prepare for Palace at home Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal described the Red Devils’ dismal start to the season as making him feel ‘lousy’, before suggesting it could take THREE YEARS before they reach a level he is happy with.“I feel, myself, very lousy for the fans firstly, but also for the board because they have a great belief in me and my players and my staff and when you have 13 points out of 10 matches you are not doing well,” he said during his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s clash against Crystal Palace.The Dutchman has been hindered by injuries and loss of form throughout his squad, but he could opt for a new approach when the Eagles visit Old Trafford on Saturday by handing youngster James Wilson a huge opportunity to impress.With Robin van Persie struggling to consistently find the net, the 18-year-old has been tipped to play some sort of role, with suggestions that Van Gaal could even go as far as starting him.The United boss spent time during the club’s latest training session with the youngster, but was he giving him instructions ahead of his big chance?Click the arrow on the right to see more shots from United’s session. Click the arrow for more images of Man United’s latest session Click the arrow for more images of Man United’s latest session 6 Click the arrow for more images of Man United’s latest session 6 6last_img read more

Beef recall now up to 21.7 million pounds

first_imgThe recall represents all Topps products with either a “sell by date” or a “best if used by date” between Sept. 25 this year and Sept. 25, 2008. The company said this information is found on a package’s back panel. All recalled products also have a USDA establishment number of EST 9748, which is located on the back panel of the package or in the USDA legend, the company said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday it had suspended the grinding of raw products at the Topps plant after inspectors found inadequate safety measures at the Topps plant. The USDA said three people had gotten E. coli from Topps products, with 22 other cases under investigation. Cases were found in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. A full list of the recalled products is available at www.toppsmeat.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Tom Hester Jr. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. – The Topps Meat Co. on Saturday expanded its recall of frozen hamburger patties to include 21.7 million pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria that sickened more than a dozen people in eight states. The recall of products distributed to retail grocery stores and food service institutions in the United States was a drastic increase from the 332,000 pounds recalled Tuesday. last_img read more

Video: Roberto Carlos with AMAZING 60-yard pinpoint pass

first_imgRoberto Carlos took centre stage in the charity match between the Real Madrid and Liverpool legends.Scoring two thunderbolts from the penalty spot, the former Brazil left back continued to wow the 60,000 plus crowd at the Bernabeu with a stunning cross field pass. The 42 year-old flicked the ball up and volleyed it across the pitch to his team mate, Miguel Salgado, who didn’t have to move.last_img

PRAMERICA STAFF GET READY FOR GLOBAL VOLUNTEER DAY

first_imgSTAFF at Pramerica are getting ready for their company’s Global Volunteer Day this Saturday – with more than a dozen events planned to help charities.“After Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in March, I personally witnessed the transformative power of volunteerism and community service. Immediately following the disaster, our employees around the globe mobilized.” said Prudential (PFI) boss John Strangfeld, the parent company of the Letterkenny organisation.“In Japan, employees showed tremendous courage and compassion. Amidst their own hardships and personal losses, they found ways to check on their clients’ safety and see how they could help. Employees outside of the affected areas of Japan also responded with a generosity of support — seeking opportunities to assist in any way possible. These collaborative efforts embodied the ideals of service, solidarity, and the unifying belief that together we can make the world better.” PFI introduced Global Volunteer Day in October 1995 to celebrate employees’ volunteer activities. That year, more than 5,000 PFI employees and their families and friends worked on 100 volunteer projects in the United States and Japan. Last year, more than 25,000 people participated in 800 Global Volunteer Day projects in the United States, Ireland and eight other countries where PFI has a business presence.“Every year we marvel at the selfless efforts of hundreds of Pramerica employees who are so committed to giving back to the community through volunteer service with community-based organizations,” said Henry McGarvey, managing director of Pramerica Systems Ireland. “Global Volunteer Day is a special opportunity to recognise and honour their commitment to service.”Projects conducted on Global Volunteer Day include beautifying local parks, cleaning up school playgrounds, building homes, preparing food for the needy, caring for animals at a local shelter, holding a car wash for charity, mentoring children and many other activities.This Saturday an estimated 400 Pramerica employees, family members and friends will participate in the following: — A Fun Kids’ Day and beach clean-up to benefit the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lisfannon Beach in Fahan/Buncrana.— A clean-up of the Football Pitch area at Ballyraine Football Club, including painting storage facilities and goal posts and other activities. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Letterkenny— Sorting various items received by De Ja Vu, a subsidiary of St. Vincent De Paul. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny.— Painting at the Rathmullan Day Care Centre. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 20 Carraigh Craobh in Letterkenny.— A tidy-up of the gardens and grounds of Donegal Hospice, Knocknamona. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Letterkenny. — Special Olympics “ROCKS,” a fun day of activities at the Northwest Special Olympics Northwest Special Olympics for athletes and their families. Includes games, karaoke, face painting and art. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., St Conal’s Hall, Town Park, Letterkeny.— Charity walk to raise funds for the Letterkenny Autism Family Support Group. 11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ards Forest, Creeslough.— 12K Foyle Tri Bridge Fun Walk/Run to raise money to help Foyle Search & Rescue build an extension to their headquarters. Begins at 11 a.m. at Sainsbury’s Car Park in Derry.— A car wash to help Rashenny National School purchase equipment for a new classroom it is building. 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Rashenny National School, Clonmany. — Helping the Tidy Town Group paint rooms in the Ramelton Town Hall and fences outside the building. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Town Hall, Castle St., Ramelton.In addition, several other volunteers will spend Friday night cooking meals that will be delivered the next day to local residents who ordered boxed lunches to help OXFAM Ireland raise money to ease the East African food crisis.On Sunday, several Pramerica volunteers will take part in a benefit walk for the Irish Seal Sanctuary, a wild life charity dedicated protecting rescued marine wildlife. It will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., beginning at the forest entrance of the sanctuary near the bridge outside Gweedore, to Money Beg along Lough Nacung, and ending at the Dunlewey Centre, Co Donegal.And on the following Saturday, 8 October, volunteers will participate in two additional Global Volunteer projects. From 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. that day, they will pack bags at New Dunnes Stores in the Forte Shopping Centre in Letterkenny to raise money to help Scoil Mhuire, Ramelton buy technical equipment such as computers, overhead projectors, photocopiers and whiteboards; and at the same time, other volunteers will paint and re-claim an overgrown car park area at Glenmornan Community Center at Glenmornan, Artigarvan, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Artigarvan.Follow the happenings of this year’s event on Twitter by searching for #PruGVD2011.PRAMERICA STAFF GET READY FOR GLOBAL VOLUNTEER DAY was last modified: September 29th, 2011 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:PRAMERICA STAFF GET READY FOR GLOBAL VOLUNTEER DAYlast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Begins Postseason Play at Southern Utah

first_imgStory Links The Drake University men’s basketball aims to add to its already historic season Friday evening when it faces Southern Utah in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Tipoff in Cedar City, Utah, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CDT and will be streamed online at WatchCIT.com and broadcast on radio via ESPN Des Moines 1350-AM Southern Utah is making it second postseason appearance first since 2001 after going 16-16 this season with a 9-11 mark in the Big Sky Conference. Cameron Oluyitan leads the Thunderbirds with 13.0 points per game for a squad that averages a stout 75.8 points per outing.  Print Friendly Version Live Audio The postseason appearance is the Bulldogs’ 12th in program history, its second straight in the CIT and fourth all-time in the tournament. The postseason berth comes on the heels of a wildly successful season in which the Bulldogs won 24 games, the second most in program history, and clinched a share of the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship.center_img As a reward for that journey to the regular season title, the Bulldogs collect numerous MVC awards with MVC Coach of the Year Darian DeVries leading the way in his first season at the helm of the program while senior Nick McGlynn was named first-team all-conference and runner-up in the league’s Player of the Year voting. Live Video Live Stats last_img read more

Willis’ 24 good for 10th straight win

first_imgDonald Willis lead all scorers with 24 points, Drew Gillette tacked on 20 more including four 3-pointers, Zac Claus had a handful of no-look passes (and 4 points) and the undefeated Fortuna Huskies expunged the Eureka Loggers 77-46 in the semifinal round of the Logger Classic, Friday night at Jay Willard Gymnasium.Friday’s win sends Fortuna (10-0) through to today’s championship round where the Huskies will face Dougherty Valley (6-1) at 2:30 p.m.The Huskies, now at full strength after the …last_img read more

Start implementing NDP, IMF urges SA

first_img2 October 2013The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged South Africa to move forward with the structural reforms outlined in the country’s National Development Plan (NDP) in order to boost growth and create jobs for a growing population.In its annual country report on South Africa, released on Tuesday, the IMF said that, while a weak global economy was not helping South Africa to lift its growth to the levels where it could start making a dent on unemployment, the country had to focus on tackling domestic constraints to growth.The report notes that South Africa’s economic growth is lagging that of its peer emerging markets, averaging 3 percent since 2009 compared to 5 percent for emerging markets in general.The country’s outlook “is for continued sluggish growth and elevated current account deficits,” the IMF said in a statement, projecting a further slowing of growth from 2.5 percent in 2012 to 2 percent in 2013 “as weak consumption growth and lacklustre private investment offset robust public investment and higher export growth”.As the government’s infrastructure drive gathers pace, the country’s growth is expected to rise to about 3 percent in 2014 and 3.5 percent in the medium term – not enough to bring down South Africa’s 25 percent unemployment rate.The IMF report notes that South Africa “has posted major achievements since the transition to majority rule in 1994. Per capita GDP has increased by 40 percent in inflation-adjusted terms. The poverty rate has dropped by 10 percentage points. Schools and hospitals have been built in previously under-served areas, and government-financed houses have been made available to many in need. Social transfers now reach more than half of all households.”However, “while inequality along racial lines has decreased, income distribution in South Africa remains globally among the most unequal. At the lower end of the wage distribution, households’ purchasing power has stagnated over the last two decades”.To address the country’s vulnerabilities, create jobs and foster inclusive growth, the IMF stressed the need for firm policy action and progress on reforms.The report welcomed the government’s National Development Plan (NDP) as a “blueprint for the structural reforms that will facilitate high and inclusive private sector-led growth”.South Africa could address some of the key bottlenecks, the IMF said, by improving education outcomes in order to raise the skills level of young people entering the job market; by reducing high transport costs for workers and job seekers; and by enhancing competition in product markets in order to promote innovation and dynamism.The country should also “ensure that outsiders have a voice in collective bargaining between large established firms and labour unions, so that wage costs allow for job creation by small or new businesses”.While it would take time to implement the NDP, the IMF said that moving on individual reforms would help to address some of the major constraints.“The government’s infrastructure investment drive is an example. The introduction of a youth employment incentive – which is under preparation – would be another important signal,” the IMF said.“Lastly, a social bargain could help spur job creation by combining commitments for wage restraint from unions, commitments for job creation from firms, and commitments to strengthen public services from the government.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

District Six: coming home

first_img“That sense of belonging to something was lost, suddenly the world was not as safe anymore.” – Zahra Hendricks on being forced to leave District Six. (Image: Lorraine Kearney)• Zahra HendricksDistrict Six Museum+27 21 4667200reception@districtsix.co.za Sulaiman PhilipPeople have an amazing ability to adapt to their circumstances. The mind buries trauma till it seems like a dream, and the more traumatic the event, the quicker the mind tries to forget and heal. Yet in the spiritual geography of some Cape Town families, a finger of land still looms large in their identity. It holds memories they are unable to shake off.Now, 30 years after being pushed out of District Six, families are slowly returning and trying to rebuild the community they lost.It’s cold outside; an icy winter front blankets the city of Cape Town with an almost arctic blast. Inside her ground floor flat, Zahrah Hendricks pours herself a cup of tea and waits for the sun to set. The flat is warm, made even more so by the homely appetizing aromas wafting from the kitchen. The table is laid, the sun sets and tea is drunk along with a sweet date. The atmosphere is bright, light-hearted as the family share their day. Above them, the same scene plays out with the neighbours, who tuck into a plate of savoury snacks Hendricks sent upstairs.“Memories of Ramadaan are some of the best I have from District Six,” she says. “Everyone shared. If you did not have a carrot or a tomato for your pot your neighbour would give you. If you had no food your neighbours made sure you had something to eat.”District Six was a community where everyone looked after everyone else’s children. (Image: Jansje Wissema (© Cape Institute for Architecture)) Displaced by apartheidFor 35 years she has dreamed of days like these, back in a place she remembers as home. Even when her family was moved – displaced to Kensington – there was always this idea that one day she would be back here. “My mother never wanted to come back to visit after we left. She never wanted to come to the shops that were still here or go to Good Hope Centre for shows. For too long my mother’s heart was broken.”Mention of the Good Hope Centre brings another stream of memories bubbling up: memories of the colour and sounds of the klopse – the Cape Malay choirs that grew out of the area – who paraded through District Six on New Year’s Eve. “Once you got to be old enough you were allowed to stay up all night to watch the parade. It was carnival, bright colours and songs everywhere. I go to watch the klopse these days, but it’s not the same. In the District we could stand on the street and they would parade past you, and you were there with your family and friends. It can never be that again.”Hendricks loved the culture that grew out of the rough and tumble poverty, the gangsters and the tolerance. This sense of place never died even as she and her neighbours were evicted by the apartheid government and moved to windswept points far outside the city.That sense of community is what old residents of District Six miss the most. The District, on the outskirts of the Cape Town CBD, was home to a mixed race community that was uprooted when the area was declared for white use only. People were moved, mostly to the lunar landscape of the Cape Flats, with life on the District’s vibrant streets committed to memory. The Star Bioscope, the Hanover Street fish market, the communal public baths – these are all remembered; as are the large gay community, and the shops where owners allowed you to take bread and milk to be paid for when you had money.“These stone steps bear the memory.” – From the musical District Six. (Image: Jansje Wissema (© Cape Institute for Architecture))There were the horse-drawn wedding parades to look forward to every weekend. And the different places of worship – Hendricks went to Sunday school with her Christian neighbours, who tagged along to Friday prayers at the mosque. “I loved going to the African churches as well,” she recalls. “It was the only place where I could dance.” Preparing for the feastIt is the last day of Ramadaan; there will be little sleep tonight as the multigenerational household prepares for Eid ul Fitr. There is lunch to be prepared, treats to be readied, and change gathered for the children who will knock on their door to wish the family a blessed day.“In the old District Six Eid was a day for all the children. You would put on your best clothes and visit as many houses as you could. And you could walk safely anywhere. At the end of the day you got home full and had money you could spend on anything you wanted.”That money was saved to buy a cinema ticket on a Saturday afternoon; the bioscope was the place to be seen. Saturday nights were for dancing at a house party, under the watchful eye of many adults. “When I think about those days the thing I remember the most is that sense of safety I felt. I did not know it then, but once we moved and our neighbours were strangers, I knew that something was gone.”For the government District Six was a place of vice and disease, but people really lived there. (Image: Jimmy Riardore/District Six Museum)Hendricks’ new home is not far from where her family once lived. Today, she walks around her growing community. Walking gives life to the memories she has of her District Six. She sounds sentimental and nostalgic as she talks of her home, their street, and neighbours. “This was such a wonderful place to grow up. Everyone’s door was open, as children we could go in and out of our neighbours’ houses as if they were our own homes.”Hendricks’ emotional attachment to what was, is tempered by the knowledge that a community destroyed by the signature of a city official cannot ever be rebuilt. When the area was declared white in 1966, it was home to 1 900 families, numbering a little over 60 000 people.Since then, plans to gentrify the area have failed. Redevelopment will, it is hoped, improve the diversity in the city centre, bringing back the historical memory of the displaced, people of colour, the poor, and the working classes. Redevelopment, the city hopes, will restore the heart that was ripped out in the 1970s, leaving an ugly scar.In their hit musical District Six, David Kramer and Taliep Petersen ask a simple musical question – Can These Stone Steps Forgive the People Who Destroyed Our Homes? – referencing the set of steps at the centre of the neighbourhood. The children of the people have not come back to avenge themselves on faceless bureaucrats, instead they are coming home, slowly, to rebuild.‘Broetjie my bra’ from District Six the Musicallast_img read more

AgTube: Cattle struggle to stay afloat in Texas flood waters

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Sheriff’s deputies in a town near Houston shot this video of more than a hundred cows struggling to stay afloat in flood waters on Wednesday.last_img

Post-Production Tips: Using a LUT at the Beginning of a Node Tree

first_imgLooking for more post-production tips and tricks? Check out these articles.How to Create the Double Exposure Effect in Four Manageable StepsHow to Use FREE Cinematic Video Effects With Your Footage7 Master Cinematography Techniques from Iconic DirectorsHow To Rotate Your Footage 180 Degrees Without A Multi-Axis Rig3 Easy Stereo Recording Techniques For Your Next Project These techniques explore the workflow benefits of working with a LUT at the beginning of your node graph rather than at the end.Long gone are the days when you needed a third-party plugin to import and apply a LUT. LUTs are now so commonplace that an NLE, or compositor, would feel dated if it didn’t accommodate them. However, in programs like DaVinci Resolve, which works in a node-based structure, the question is On which node do you apply a LUT? I’m not even talking about film emulation creative LUTs, or technical LUTs. Just a standard camera LUT you would use when you’ve filmed with logarithmic exposure.We’ve extensively covered the difference between the various type of LUTs, so I won’t go into too much detail here, but briefly, the idea in shooting in a log exposure curve is that you can retain more highlight and shadow detail — and also manipulate the image without detrimental effects.You’ll find that you can download many LUTs to correct LOG footage from the camera manufacturer’s website — or they’re included in Resolve from the get-go. But, where do we apply the LUT? There are many places where you could apply it — the first node, the third, the last — you can even apply it to the source clip itself. And, by applying the LUT to the various places, you will get different results. So let’s troubleshoot some issues that occur when using a LUT at the very beginning of a grade.When using a LUT that transforms LOG footage, it’s reasonable to assume that you need to apply it somewhere near the beginning — or perhaps to the source clip, itself. First, let’s rule out applying a LUT to the source clip for creative grading. It’s convenient if you want to quickly add contrast and saturation to a clip for a quick export. However, if you plan to later color correct and color grade the image, this method will leave you handicapped because you’re unable to adjust the LUT properties — as you would if you’d applied the LUT to a node. Unless you remove the LUT from the clip, you can’t disable it; Resolve looks at the LUT as if it’s part of the base image data.If you did want to add a camera LUT (or even a creative LUT), you just right-click a clip’s thumbnail on the thumbnail viewer, and add a LUT as you would a node.With that covered, we can acknowledge that we need to add the camera LUT to a preliminary node. But which one — the first? The second? And, if we add the camera LUT to the second node, is there a benefit?First, let’s look at adding a camera LUT to the first node. In the image example below, I’ve placed my BMUM4.6K to Rec.709 LUT, on the first node. As you can see, I must have slightly overexposed while filming, as I have clipped highlights.To fix this, many would create a new node and then color correct on a node, independent from the node that houses the camera LUT. Here’s the problem. If I lower the highlights on a secondary node, Resolve is lowering the highlights from the entire image, using the first node as a base reference. We’ve then completely lost all of the salvable details in the sky.You may think that this is also what would happen if you jump back to the node with the LUT. However, the Resolve manual clues us in on something worth noting:LUTs that you add to a node, impose their transformation after all other color page adjustments, applied by that node. This means that you can use the color and contrast controls to trim whatever effect the selected node’s LUT is having on the image. For example, if the contrast adjustment, made by an applied LUT, clips the highlights of the image too much, you can use that node’s contrast controls to lower the highlights, restoring detail to the image.Just as the manual states, when I lower the highlights on the node with the camera LUT, the highlights are better rescued.Alternatively, another popular method is to use a three-node structure.Node 1: Adjusts the LOG footage to a reasonable starting point.Node 2: Contains the camera LUT.Node 3: Corrects color and contrast miscalculations.This method leaves the camera LUT on a node, independent of other corrections and creative applications. If you need to increase the shadows, you can do so by adjusting the black point on node 1. If you need to remove that green tint, you can do so on node 2. And then, of course, you can continue adding as many nodes as you see fit to get the creative grade you want.As I said in the introduction, there’s not really a standard procedure to follow. Some filmmakers prefer to add their camera LUT at the end of their node graph. Yet, as Avery Peck suggests, you may find it harder to get a successful skin tone qualification when doing so. To hear his explanation, watch this tutorial.last_img read more

U.P. govt. gives out free power connections to the poor

first_imgReaching out to the poor, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Uttar Pradesh government has distributed free power connections to over 58,000 persons from economically weaker sections in the State.The government carried out the programme through 624 camps organised by the U.P. Power and Energy Department on Sunday.A total of 86,101 power connections were distributed.Out of these, 58,596 “free” connections went to persons living in the Below Poverty Line category. Another 27,505 power connections were distributed to persons belonging to the Above Poverty Line (APL) category under the Sugam Sanyojan Scheme. The second category will avail easy installments.”This is the first time that such a programme was conducted in the State,” a government spokesperson said.U.P. Power and Energy minister Shrikant Sharma said the BPL beneficiaries in urban areas also received free cable and metre connections.The State selected the beneficiaries by identifying them under the National Food Security Scheme and the Ujjwala Yojana.Most of the beneficiaries were from the Purvanchal region, with 30, 470 connections, said Principal Secretary, Energy department, Alok Kumar.Allahabad division had the highest number of beneficiaries with 10,211 connections, while Lucknow had 8,708Bareilly 7,058, Kanpur 5,974, Mirzapur 5498, Gorakhpur 5434, Moradabad 4,458Ghaziabad 4,399 and Varanasi 4,038.The government also distributed 38,249 LED bulbs and 2,577 tubelights, a spokesperson said.last_img read more

Our leaders blessed MNF more than us, says Mizoram BJP chief

first_imgThe BJP’s Mizoram unit president, Professor J.V. Hluna, said on Wednesday that his party’s central leadership “blessed” the Mizo National Front more than the its own candidates in the State.The MNF had downplayed its association with the BJP through the North East Democratic Alliance, an anti-Congress front, to return to power after a decade by winning 26 seats in the 40-member State Assembly.“We expected five-seven seats but ended up with one. One of the factors was that our central leadership did not bless us properly and gave attention to the MNF. They dictated us instead of consulting us,” Mr. Hluna told The Hindu.Mr. Hluna, who forfeited deposit in the Tawi Assembly constituency, attributed the BJP’s poor show to Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla’s “manipulation” of the church and influential social NGOs.“Mr. Lal Thanhawla used the [former Chief Electoral Officer S.B.] Shashank issue to mobilise opinion against us. He made it seem like the BJP was behind everything that happened,” the State BJP chief said.Mr. Shashank was replaced by Ashish Kundra midway through the electoral process after a coordinated body of church-backed NGOs demanded his ouster for removing a Mizo IAS officer over alleged interference in the enrolment of the minority Bru voters. “Lal Thanhawla also mobilised the church against us. Church leaders made it seem that supporting the BJP was like converting from Christianity to Hinduism,” Mr Hluna said.last_img read more

Armed With New Data, Researchers Again Challenge Effectiveness of Antiflu Drug

first_imgBMJ has published the latest volley in a battle over one of the most controversial drugs of the 21st century: the anti-influenza compound oseltamivir, better known as Tamiflu. A working group of the Cochrane Collaboration, an international network of scientists that performs systematic reviews of the medical literature, has carried out the most exhaustive meta-analysis yet of the drug’s efficacy—and its conclusions are, once again, pretty damning.Tamiflu can make flu symptoms disappear a little sooner than they would otherwise, the authors say, but there is no evidence that it can prevent serious complications from flu, or keep people out of the hospital. The group questions the wisdom of buying massive stockpiles of the drug to prepare for influenza pandemics, as many countries have done.The review comes after a long, drawn-out fight to obtain all available data from Tamiflu trials from Roche, the company that produces the drug. The Cochrane group, with active support from BMJ, eventually won that tussle, and in doing so made Tamiflu the poster child for a successful broader campaign to ensure access to clinical trial data. 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Studies have pretty consistently shown that it can shorten the duration of symptoms, which normally last about a week, by up to 1 day. But the current debate is whether Tamiflu can also prevent serious complications and hospitalizations. (The data have never been strong enough to warrant conclusions about whether it prevents death.)The Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group, led by Tom Jefferson, an independent researcher in Rome, published its first review of Tamiflu’s efficacy in 2006, based on published papers. In it, they confirmed the then-conventional wisdom that Tamiflu could reduce flu complications and hospitalizations risks in adults. But in 2009, the group received a letter from a Japanese pediatrician, Keiji Hayashi, who questioned the data.To the group’s surprise, eight out of the 10 studies reviewed in a 2003 meta-analysis co-authored by Roche scientists—and favorable to Tamiflu—had never been published. Roche initially refused to hand over these data. “I don’t like being made a fool,” Jefferson says in a story in the current issue of BMJ by science journalist Julia Belluz. “I trusted literature. I trusted people who were doctors and researchers. I trusted the archive. I trusted Roche.”In an updated review published in December 2009, the group concluded that, lacking these privately held data, there was no evidence that Tamiflu prevented complications or hospitalizations. The findings changed public views about Tamiflu, and led to buyer’s remorse in some of the countries that stockpiled the drug.Hayashi’s letter also marked the start of the Cochrane group’s quest to obtain the full data from Roche. The company promised to send the so-called clinical study reports—massive documents that contain the patient data underlying the conclusions in scientific papers—as early as 2009, but it wasn’t until last year that the full data sets actually arrived. The Cochrane group says that Roche was stonewalling them; the company says the delay was due to logistical issues, legal and privacy concerns, and miscommunication with the Cochrane scientists.Now that the group has crunched the hard-fought numbers, the conclusions aren’t much different: Patients get better a little sooner with Tamiflu, but there is not enough evidence to say that they are at lower risk of complications or hospitalizations. What’s more, the authors write, side effects such as nausea and vomiting are more common than was known so far. “We believe these findings provide reason to question the stockpiling of oseltamivir, its inclusion on the [World Health Organization] list of essential drugs, and its use in clinical practice as an anti-influenza drug,” the group writes. (In a separate paper, the group finds similarly disappointing results for another flu drug, zanamivir, also known as Relenza, which sold far less than Tamiflu.)Many flu scientists have disagreed with the Cochrane group’s previous analysis and dispute the new findings as well. Shortening the duration of symptoms, for one, isn’t useless, wrote Wendy Barclay, chair in influenza virology at Imperial College London, in a statement distributed by the Science Media Centre (SMC) in London. “Although one day does not sound like a lot, in a disease that lasts only 6 days, it is. In the community this gets people back to work and school,” she wrote.But perhaps more important, some researchers object to the group’s conclusions about Tamiflu’s usefulness in an influenza pandemic. During the most recent pandemic, in 2009 and 2010, scientists didn’t carry out randomized clinical trials of Tamiflu, the gold standard in medicine, and the Cochrane group did not take into consideration so-called observational studies. But a review of such studies done during the pandemic, published last year by Jonathan Nguyen-Van-Tam of City Hospital in Nottingham, U.K., showed that Tamiflu did reduce the risk of severe outcomes. “We now know that antivirals saved lives during the pandemic and we risk losing one of the few weapons we have because of overly negative publicity,” said Peter Openshaw, director of the Centre for Respiratory Infection at Imperial College London, in a statement to the SMC.Dissatisfied with the work of the Cochrane Collaboration, another group of scientists has already said that it will repeat the work independently. The Multiparty Group for Advice on Science, which has an unrestricted grant from Roche, has said it will take the observational data into account. Virologist Albert Osterhaus of Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, who launched the initiative last year, says its results will be announced at an influenza meeting in Riga in September.One way to settle the questions once and for all would be to set up new clinical trials with oseltamivir. The question is who would fund them. There’s little incentive for Roche to do so; the patents on the drug will expire in most countries in 2016, clearing the way for generic competitors to produce the compound, Financial Times journalist Andrew Jack writes in a story also published in BMJ this week.That may mark the end for an amazingly successful run for Roche. Since the drug was launched in 1999, Tamiflu has generated more than $18 billion in sales, Jack writes. Roughly one-half of that was for pandemic stockpiles, the vast majority of which were never used and will soon expire; the U.S. government alone spent $1.3 billion on its Tamiflu cache.last_img read more

India Wins Elections to Key UN Subsidiary Bodies

first_imgIndia has won an election to a crucial non-governmental organisation committee in the UN after garnering the highest number of votes besides getting elected by acclamation to other subsidiary bodies in five separate polls.The UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held elections to a number of its subsidiary bodies on Monday. The ECOSOC focusses on advancing the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental.Read it at Times of India Related Itemslast_img read more

Reinventing For Bad Times

first_imgFor the last several weeks, you have likely been a riveted and bewildered spectator to a slow motion horror film. You have watched with a mix of awe and trepidation the dizzying fall of global stock markets. Venerable institutions like Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch have crumbled before your eyes.During the past decade, financial institutions and hedge funds have used what is essentially fake capital, packaged under exotic “derivatives” to take enormous gambles with other people’s money, all the while rewarding themselves in the billions of dollars. Derivatives, ironically, were designed to reduce risk. But in the hands of wily Wall Street investment houses they were transformed into instruments that allowed capital to be multiplied several times. Under federal law, a bank is restrained from leveraging itself no more than 10 times its capital base. But these unregulated high coasting investment banks and hedge funds leveraged 30 to 35 times their capital. Thus extended, it is easy to be exceedingly successful even with mediocre performance. An anemic 2% return on capital multiplied 35 times yields a whopping 70% return. Any wonder that everyone operating in this fake economy was whooping it up.So long as no one questioned (or understood) the inherent risks, everything was rosy. But at the first hint of trouble, starting with the foreclosure crisis, panic set in. Just as a 2% profit multiplied 35 times is scintillating, a 1% loss repeated 35 times is deluging. Those who spun the cobwebs that masked the enormous risks on which they had constructed their castles, comprehended well the economic tsunami they had unleashed.It is hard to sympathize with the arrogant and pompous fat cats who lived high on the hog all these years as they come crashing down. Notwithstanding the massive infusion of capital in the market by governments all over the world, we are on the cusp of a global recession that will linger for some time.Unbridled capitalism, championed by Wall Street and the Republican Party, has collapsed as decisively as the autocratic socialist Soviet state did 17 years earlier. Unfortunately, the Bush administration and its inept minions were so blinded by their political and ideological orthodoxies of deregulation that they refused to stir even as the tremors of the impending tsunami grew louder.It is time to move past spent and outmoded economic and philosophical obsessions. We need new, thoughtful economic models that foster and reward individual entrepreneurship while also regulating and managing avarice and risk.Indian Americans benefited greatly as the rising tides of the last decade lifted all boats. Tens of thousands of them made their fortunes on Wall Street. We, like all Americans will, no doubt, suffer harshly as the economy deflates. Already thousands have been laid off on Wall Street and even more layoffs are on the horizon. In India, the stock market has fallen by almost 60% from its peak at the start of this year, among the most precipitous declines in the world.But brace yourself; the worst has yet to come. Indian Americans ought to be prepared for these hard times. Your just have to be as imaginative and inventive as you were that hapless first moment when you arrived on American shores. Related Itemslast_img read more

Mumbai Cricket Association turns to T20 league to raise money

first_imgTwo pieces of news caught ones attention on Saturday. The first was the BCCI’s decision to terminate the IPL Deccan Chargers (DC) franchise. And the other one concerned the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), which announced the launch of a twenty20 league.DC, owned by the cashstrapped Deccan Chronicle group, had not paid the salaries of the players and the support staff.DC, thus, became the second IPL team whose innings were cut short by the BCCI in two years after Kochi Tuskers Kerala were thrown out before the start of last year’s edition due to financial reasons.Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals have also suffered at the hands of the BCCI. Kings XI got away by the skin of their teeth and played the 2011 season of the IPL, thanks to a court order.Pune Warriors, the team brought by the Sahara Group for a whopping Rs 1900 crore, also got into a fistfight with the BCCI, before the start of last year’s edition when they pulled out from sponsoring the Indian cricket team. That they came back is another matter.What does all this tell the cricket fan? With the BCCI cracking the whip on ‘errant’ teams, the message going out to certain franchisees is clear. Shape up or ship out!With due respect to them, the BCCI did try and negotiate a deal for DC, but an offer of Rs900 crore from an approved bidder proved too little for the Hyderabad-based group, thanks to the huge amount that Sahara invested to buy the Pune team.The other bit of news that was tucked away in a corner of the sports pages mentioned that the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) plans to start a T20 tournament, the Mumbai Premier League (MPL). President Ravi Savant made the announcement saying this step would provide cricketers in the city an additional avenue to make money.This is the start of a new trend in the city that is considered the home of cricket in India. The word ‘money’ does not go down well with the traditionalists and romantics of the game – and there are plenty in the metropolis. Savant has a big job ahead of them. With 80-plus tournaments in the city’s cricket calendar, accommodating the MPL is a tough ask.It seems that the MCA is planning to move with the times. The cricket system in Mumbai is not the same as it was a decade ago – as it churned out top-class talent ready for the longer format. With the announcement of the MPL, money matters take a priority over spotting talent. The MCA is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea with its balance sheet in the red. One has to wait and see how it would fill its coffers with T20 wealth and what impact this would have on spotting the next Sachin Tendulkar or Zaheer Khan. The last Mumbai cricketer who debuted in a Test was Romesh Powar in 2007.(The writer is a former Cricket Club of India captain and Bombay University cricketer)advertisementlast_img read more

Kevin Durant dodges free agent discussion ahead of Knicks game

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion NBA looking into circumstances of Patrick McCaw signing Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES “I can’t control what people say about me, or what they say about our future and what I should do,” he said. “I come to work every single day and life will figure itself out.”Even though the former NBA Most Valuable Player could still end up staying with the Warriors, Durant seemed resigned to the fact that a potential move will be a topic of conversation, no matter what the two-time defending NBA champions are doing on the court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe 30-year-old’s future with the Warriors came under scrutiny in November after his spat with teammate Draymond Green, although Durant said that it wouldn’t influence his decisions about his future.“I wish it was the other way, where it was totally about the game but I get it,” he said. “Our league has grown so much in popularity. The sexy thing is what happens in the summer more so than what happens in the season — playoffs and free agency is the big thing now. I get it.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. (FILES) In this file photo taken on December 30, 2018 PHOENIX, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 31: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors during NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on December 31, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. – Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant insisted on January 8, 2019, he’s just focused on playing and not on a potential free agent departure at the end of this NBA season. “I just focus on playing ball every single day,” Durant said as the Warriors prepared to host the New York Knicks — one of the teams that keeps popping up in rumors as a potential Durant destination. (Photo by Christian Petersen / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant insisted Tuesday he’s just focused on playing and not on a potential free agent departure at the end of this NBA season.“I just focus on playing ball every single day,” Durant said as the Warriors prepared to host the New York Knicks — one of the teams that keeps popping up in rumors as a potential Durant destination.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Pakistanis most rude people in the world: Wahab Riaz warns England

first_imgWahab Riaz has sent out a stern warning to England: Pakistan will retaliate sharply if the hosts sought to engage in verbal assaults in the upcoming four-Test series, the first of which starts at Lord’s tomorrow. (Mohammed Amir didn’t deserve a second chance: Kevin Pietersen )Pakistan are in England for a full bilateral series for the first time since the infamous spot-fixing scandal of 2010 that snared Salman Butt, Mohammed Amir and Mohammad Asif.Of the tainted trio, Amir is set to make a comeback and showed glimpses of his dangerous form in a warm-up game against Sussex last night. However, the young speedster has had to deal with unkind comments from Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann, who believe that Amir did not deserve a second chance. (Amir’s return to international cricket will make me sick: Graeme Swann )England captain Alastair Cook and pace spearhead Stuart Broad have also warned Amir to be wary of crowd reaction at the Mecca of cricket. UGLY PAST AT LORD’S Besides, it was at Lord’s where Riaz and Jonathan Trott had to be separated after an altercation during a nets session ahead of an ODI.Tempers, therefore, could be high ahead of the opening Test but Riaz issued an open threat to douse any fire burning in the English camp.Recalling the Trott incident, Riaz said the former English batsman got what he deserved.”He was a bit rude and when it comes to being rude you can never beat the Pakistanis on it. We are the most rude when it comes to it.advertisement”We are nice but if somebody is rude we won’t spare it.”He (Trott) was a bit rude, he was angry, he was not scoring runs, he was getting out early in the ODIs – he was doing well in the Tests.”Riaz had earlier firmly backed Amir and said he was like family, after unsettling comments from several England players.last_img read more

Premier League punishes Manchester City with academy transfer ban

first_imgManchester City have been fined 300,000 pounds and banned from signing academy players for two years after breaching Premier League transfer rules.City were found to have approached the family of two young players, who were registered with other clubs.The players in question were an 11-year-old who joined City from Everton last year and a 15-year-old midfielder from Wolverhampton Wanderers.The Premier League club now cannot sign youngsters aged between 10 and 18 who have been registered with Premier League or EFL clubs in the past 18 months.Part of the ban will only come into effect if the club re offends in the next three years.Last month, Liverpool were fined 200,000 pounds and banned from signing youngsters for two years.It was ruled the Reds had broken Premier League rules by offering inducements to the family of an 11-year-old Stoke City player.”The Premier League has sanctioned Manchester City FC for breaches of its Youth Development Rules,” goal.com quoted the Premier League as saying in a statement.”The breaches concern approaches to two separate Academy players whilst they were each registered with another club,” the statement added.last_img read more

Dream catchers

first_imgFour social initiatives are empowering underprivileged students by providing education, skills and generating employment.UberSCHOLAR, UberThe younger son of Avtar Singh Brar, an Uber driver, was on the verge of quitting school as Singh was facing financial problems. Understanding that education for the children of driver partners is one of Uber’s,Four social initiatives are empowering underprivileged students by providing education, skills and generating employment.UberSCHOLAR, Uber The younger son of Avtar Singh Brar, an Uber driver, was on the verge of quitting school as Singh was facing financial problems. Understanding that education for the children of driver partners is one of Uber’s biggest priorities, the ride sharing company launched a scholarship programme- UberSCHOLAR in 2017. This proved to be a boon for 13-year-old Luvjeet Singh Brar who became one among the hundreds of children to receive the UberSCHOLAR award for scoring 87 per cent in his Class 7 examination in 2017. Under the programme, Uber awarded a total scholarship worth `50 lakh to more than 570 children of driver partners from Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune and Kochi. According to Pradeep Parameswaran, Head-Central Operations, Uber India and South Asia, “The UberSCHOLAR initiative was instituted with the aim of creating a positive change for the families of driver partners as it enables educational opportunities for their children that will help build sustainable livelihoods over time.” An extensive outreach programme was conducted to select the meritorious candidates for the scholarship. Students get real-time work experience at Samsung centres.Samsung Technical School, Samsung IndiaRealising the need for equipping students with technical skills, practical know-how and relevant industry experi ence, Samsung Technical School was born in 2013 to train youths on several aspects and make them job-ready across dif ferent technical trades. The training programme started in Delhi and spread to other parts of the country as 22 Samsung Techni cal Schools were set up in partnership with the Ministry of Mi cro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Department of Technical Education. Deepak Bhardwaj, Vice President-CSR, Samsung India says, “The programme helps in developing entre preneurial ability. More than setting up and running a business, the training encourages creative thinking and promotes a strong sense of self-worth. It gives them opportunities to not only cre ate jobs for themselves but for others.” These schools have so far trained over 4,000 people, and 70 per cent of them have got jobs while 45 per cent are working with Samsung service centres. The programme also provides a scholarship of `20,000 to 1,000 trainees who successfully complete the basic course under the MSME-Samsung Technical School Scholarship programme.advertisement Children from Classes 1 to 10 are selected and trained at Akshay Patra Foundation.The Akshay Patra FoundationManjula, the daughter of a bus driver, wanted to become an actor. To help her realise the dream, The Akshay Patra Foundation helped her enrol herself at the Bangalore School of Speech and Drama. Recognising the dreams of children such as Manjula, The Akshay Patra Foundation launched a pilot project called ‘Giving every Dream a Chance’ in 2016 in Bengaluru to provide a platform for children with diverse passions and interests to fulfill their dreams through a two-month mentorship programme in fields as varied as dance, theatre, origami, culinary arts, sports, mathematics, science, english and football. Started with three children in 2016, the initiative has mentored more than 300 children from 15 government schools in Bengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad and Vrindavan. “Since we identify children who have a dream despite challenging circumstances and encourage them to fulfill these dreams. We put the beneficiaries under the guidance of mentors, who train them in their respective areas of interest and help them get exposure to a number of career options,” says Chanchalapathi Dasa, Vice-Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation. VidyaGyan balances between curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities.VidyaGyan, Shiv Nadar FoundationThe journey of VidyaGyan began with 200 students, coming from rural areas of Uttar Pradesh, arriving at the residen tial campus in Bulandshahr. And in 2016, the founding batch of VidyaGyan students appeared for their CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) Class 12 exams and passed out with stellar marks. The students at VidyaG yan, a CBSE-affiliated school, are not only academically driven but also engage in innovating on possible solutions to everyday problems such as helping make smokeless stoves and water filters from earthen pots. Talking about the objective behind starting a boarding school for underprivi leged children, Bishwajit Baner jee, Principal of the school says, “VidyaGyan was established in 2009 to provide a world-class leadership academy to the eco nomically weaker students of rural India and transform their lives by imparting high-quality education.” Students, whose parent’s annual income is less than a lakh annually are eligible to apply. As many as 400 students, out of a total pool of almost two lakh children, are admitted to VidyaGyan each year. Adding another feather to VidyaGyan’s cap, students have also marked their footprints not only in IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) and NITs (Nation al Institute of Technology) but also abroad in schools like the University of Massachusetts, US; Wellesley College, US; and Pennsylvania State University, US to name a few.advertisementlast_img

WWE hold first-ever tryouts in India: 60 men and 20 women shortlisted

first_imgIndia’s first ever WWE Tryouts saw a variety of participants from across the country put their best foot forward, literally and figuratively, in the hopes of becoming the next WWE Superstar.Over three months, WWE received volumes of applications on its online portal with talent from across the country. India’s first ever female WWE performer Kavita Devi along with, SVP of Talent Development Canyon Ceman, visited Rohtak, Chandigarh and Delhi – travelling to akhadas and training schools and narrowed down the selection list down to 80 participants (60 men and 20 women) from across the country to Mumbai for the final round.The selected 80 all came from diverse backgrounds in sports and athletics including kushti, kabaddi, wrestling, basketball, combat sports, cricket and bodybuilding.Coach @RobbyBrookside keeps a watchful eye on the #WWETryoutIndia athletes! pic.twitter.com/iVtlrkOjlAWWE (@WWEIndia) March 5, 2019Five-time WWE tag team champions ‘The New Day’ along with local NXT talents like Kavita Devi, Jeet Rama, Saurav Gurjar, Rinku Singh and Jinny Sadhu were also in Mumbai for the event.”With 90 million Indians tuning into their platforms every week, WWE India has the largest fan base in the world and hence the tryouts were a historic event in our country. India has some fantastic talent potential and the Tryouts have truly been a catalyst to consolidating India’s potential and visibility on a global scale.” said Sheetesh Srivastava, WWE VP and General Manager, South Asia..@RealRinkuSingh has now taken over the training sessions! #WWETryoutIndia pic.twitter.com/N8FF7nWepKWWE (@WWEIndia) March 5, 2019″We were absolutely overwhelmed with the response and the enthusiasm we received when we announced the Tryouts in December. The sheer volume of applications received were incredible and the talent and diversity we have seen thus far has been outstanding. We have definitely found talent here that we want to bring onboard and you will hear about this mighty soon,” said Canyon Ceman.advertisementThe event also also had matches featuring the like of Kavita Devi taking on Jinny Sadhu as well as Rinku Singh and Saurav Gurjar facing Jeet Rama.last_img read more

NFL Scout Says OSU’s 2016 Team Has More Prospects Than In Recent Years

first_imgYearRoundPickPlayerPositionTeam 2009120Brandon PettigrewTEDetroit Lions 2016232Emmanuel OgbahDECleveland Browns 2010124Dez BryantWRDallas Cowboys 20057249Billy BajemaTESan Francisco 49ers 201418Justin GilbertCBCleveland Browns Carson Cunningham and I talked a lot last year after the Baylor-OU-Ole Miss disaster for Oklahoma State to end the season about how OSU needed to accumulate more horses (athletes, studs, Justin Gilberts if you will). This is primarily done through recruiting of course, and takes years, but maybe we undersold the short-term future of OSU as a horse-generating D1 school.Robert Allen wrote on Tuesday that NFL scouts were starting to roll through Stillwater to check out some of OSU’s stars. Presumably Jordan Sterns, Blake Jarwin, Mason Rudolph, James Washington and Vincent Taylor are at the top of that list.Here’s what Allen wrote.It helps when you have good players and today’s practice saw the NFL scouts start their parade through Stillwater. The Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, and the Super Bowl 50 teams of the Carolina Panthers and world champion Denver Broncos had scouts at practice. One scout said Oklahoma State has more NFL-caliber prospects than they’ve had in several seasons.I like that. Here’s a look at all the players drafted out of Oklahoma State in the Mike Gundy Era (I don’t believe I missed any but I might have). 20105137Perrish CoxCBDenver Broncos 20066199Charlie JohnsonTIndianapolis Colts 20114115Kendall HunterRBSan Francisco 49ers 20135151Joseph RandleRBDallas Cowboys 20074132Ryan McBeanDEPittsburgh Steelerscenter_img 20076209Corey HilliardOTNew England Patriots 201215Justin BlackmonWRJacksonville Jaguars 201016Russell OkungTSeattle Seahawks 20157252Josh FurmanDBDenver Broncos 2012122Brandon WeedenQBCleveland Browns 20126190Markelle MartinFSTennessee Titans 20107250Zac RobinsonQBNew England Patriots 2005256Darrent WilliamsCBDenver Broncos It sort of shocked me to realize that OSU has only had four players drafted since the Weeden/Blackmon duo left (and one of those was a transfer). That’s not particularly compelling as evidence for horse-accumulation. But I do think this team has some studs on it. Guys who could play their way into the third or fourth round or even higher (depending on how talent evaluators view No. 2).It’s one scout and it’s anecdotal, but it’s also encouraging that OSU seems to be moving the right direction towards building a legitimate powerhouse football program. It will likely never be OU or Florida State or Ohio State, but it can at the very least become a variation of one of those programs which can absolutely win you Big 12 titles in the future.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! 2005373Vernand MorencyRBHouston Texanslast_img read more

Messi: Spain never crossed my mind

first_imgWorld Cup Barcelona icon Messi never considered representing Spain Dom Farrell 19:27 5/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lionel Messi Argentina kit Adidas World Cup Lionel Messi Argentina v Iceland Argentina v Croatia Nigeria v Argentina Argentina Spain Barcelona Primera División Despite joining the La Masia youth academy at the age of 13, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner never thought about switching allegiance from Argentina Lionel Messi insists he only ever had designs on playing international football for Argentina and was not tempted to represent Spain.The Barcelona star has endured a mixed relationship with Argentina’s support throughout his international career, with the fact he left home for Catalonia aged 13 sometimes used to argue he lacks true commitment to the cause.Nevertheless, La Albiceleste are unquestionably indebted to their record goalscorer, whose sensational hat-trick against Ecuador last October salvaged qualification for Russia 2018. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “The other day I was talking to a friend and he was saying, ‘Look, if you had stayed with Spain, you would be world champion,'” Messi explained to El Trece, having watched his Barca academy colleagues Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Gerard Pique lead a glorious era for La Roja.”But it would not have been the same. Obviously, it never crossed my mind.”Messi suffered final heartbreak with Argentina in three consecutive years as Germany’s extra-time win in the 2014 World Cup showpiece was followed by penalty shoot-out reverses against Chile at the Copa America in 2015 and 2016.Gonzalo Higuain was made a scapegoat for those losses in some quarters following a string of high-profile misses, but Messi reported the Juventus striker is in high spirits ahead of Russia 2018.”He is very relaxed, aware of what is coming, he is very involved,” he added.”He said a great truth – it is a new opportunity, more than a rematch.”This group had too many criticisms. We reached three finals, but we received a lot of criticism. We became stronger than ever.”last_img read more

10 months agoWatford open talks with Galatasaray for Ozan Kabak

first_imgWatford open talks with Galatasaray for Ozan Kabakby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford have opened talks with Galatasaray for Ozan Kabak.The young defender has been linked with a move to England for several weeks, though he also has been the subject of enquiries from Inter Milan and Roma.However, Italian sources say Inter agents have learned Watford are now in talks with Gala for the defender.And the Hornets are willing to meet his €7.5m buyout clause to bring him to England.Watford management are in the market for a young centre-half signing as they seek to drive down the average age of their defensive options. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Travel Agency Tech: Revolutionizing How You Save Time And Money

first_imgWritten By: Steve Hirshan, Senior Vice President of Sales Support – Avoya Travel  “I’ve got some spare time on my hands,” said no independent business owner ever. You have a long list of things to get done every day, and your time is valuable. Every minute spent, whether it be searching for new clients, managing your customer data, or finding the best promotions for your clients, is energy better suited toward making that next sale. Small businesses spend an average of 20 hours per week on marketing alone, according to Small Business Trends. On top of that, 32% of professionals spend over an hour a day on data entry and analysis, per Introhive. Add that up and that’s more than half your week, gone in a flash. Time isn’t the only precious commodity as an independent business owner; your expenses are equally important. Why not save both time and money when it comes to sourcing new clients? According to Survey Anyplace, the average cost per lead in the travel and tourism industry is $29. Let that sink in for a moment. So, what’s the solution to all this?At Avoya Travel®, we are continually pioneering to provide Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network™ with the very best resources and cutting-edge technology to make it easier to run an independent business and sell more travel. With the offerings of Avoya’s powerful technology suite, you can save time and money, while also increasing your sales and efficiency. Even if you are a technology novice, our easy-to-use system can help you maximize your income and productivity. Avoya’s patented technology incorporates all the functionality your independent travel business needs into one accessible source. You have the freedom of running your own independent business, while having the best support along your road to success. Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network have exclusive access to Agent Power™, Avoya’s state-of-the-art technology. This comprehensive system allows you to streamline your workflow into one platform, with access to award-winning marketing programs, efficiency-boosting support resources, and so much more. Here’s how you can take your agency to the next level with some of the exclusive and invaluable resources included in Agent Power, at no additional cost. Get New Clients Delivered Directly To YouWasting your valuable time and money to find clients is a thing of the past. You’re here to sell memorable vacation experiences, not worry about where to find your next customer. So, let Avoya handle the marketing, and instead channel all your energy into making sales and building relationships with your clients. Day or night, you can get new clients sent directly to you with the industry’s most successful leads program, Live Leads™. Through Avoya’s patented technology, travel seekers are matched to you by your specialty. They’re also sent to you and only you, so there’s no need to worry about being in competition with your colleagues in the Avoya Network. With access to qualified customers 24/7 via web, phone, or mobile app, you’re never limited in your selling potential – it no longer matters where you work. Want to sell travel while relaxing on the beach? No problem – the world is your office! This optional program is the #1 solution to one of the biggest challenges that travel professional’s face, and it’s available at no additional cost to you. Make Stronger Strategic Business DecisionsWhen it comes to your client data, the difference between simply having access to it and knowing how to utilize it is integral to the success of your business. We believe in supporting you, the travel seller, and provide the best high-tech resources to help you understand and leverage your client database to ultimately get more completed bookings. Sometimes, data can be overwhelming. The numbers seem to be just that – numbers. But harnessing that data and transforming it into meaningful, practical information can tremendously help you to make better business decisions. Avoya’s powerful CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system, a fully-integrated digital resource, provides you with vital customer data and insights to help you increase your productivity while easily managing your client information. Client information can be effortlessly loaded and accessed, freeing up your time for more important tasks. With access to information regarding clients, booking sales, closing rates, and more, you’ll have all the information you need to improve relationships with past and future clients, streamline processes, and increase profitability. Improve Agency Operations With Performance ReportsWithout knowing how well your agency is doing, as well as where you have room for improvement, there is no way to grow. Tracking the performance of your business is an important resource in ensuring your business, and your sales, continue to progress. Avoya’s Agency Dashboard™, an easy-to-understand resource integrated into Agent Power, provides you with direct, daily access to reports and insights crucial to running your travel business. Using actionable reports, you can get deeper insight into your agency performance, in turn helping you make the best data-based decisions to employ a strategic plan to propel your future bookings and incomes. The best part: the metrics are clear and easy to understand, so no need to worry about any statistical know-how. The value of truly knowing and understanding what this data means is priceless. You can take your success into your own hands and your business to new heights! No More Searching For The Best DealSo many promotions to sift through, but which ones actually apply to your client’s booking and provide the best value for what they’re looking for? Save time and skip the hassle of searching with Avoya’s Smart Value System™. Using this innovative technology, you can seamlessly find the best promotions available for your clients all in one easy-to-use booking engine. Customers are always looking for the dollar-value as the bottom line, so why not give it to them? By providing your clients with high-quality quotes showing the dollar-value associated with the perks they’re receiving, you’ll increase the likelihood of closing that sale. Save Time With All The Essential ResourcesAlong with all the incredible marketing and technology offerings detailed above, Avoya’s Agent Power offers many more dynamic resources to enhance your daily business processes and continually drive you on the path to success. Back-Office SupportWith an integrated email interface and calendar, back-office tasks can function like a breeze. Appointments, reminders, and automated notices help you keep in contact with clients 24/7 and ensure a payment deadline is never missed. Integrated Booking EnginesProvide you with exclusive access to Avoya’s preferred supplier partner inventories, allowing you to easily book tours, cruises, hotels, and more, all in one central place. Plus, you’ll earn the highest commission rates in the industry, and get paid sooner with weekly direct deposit. Educational and Professional DevelopmentContinue to learn and grow as a travel professional with educational and professional development resources found within Agent Power, including Avoya University™, featuring hundreds of interactive recorded lessons, an easily-searchable online Knowledge Base, and weekly webinars with sales best practices, supplier updates,and more. Live SupportYou’ll never feel alone in the Avoya Network. Support is easily accessed through Agent Power, and available 7 days a week. You’ll also have the support of your fellow travel professionals in the Community Forum, featuring a wealth of shared network knowledge. Accounting & Commission TrackingEasily manage and ensure that your bookings are accurate, while also keeping track of your commission reports. Travel Professionals Love These Resources Because They WorkIndependent Agencies in the Avoya Network continually outperform their peers in other leading networks. Voted Best Host Agency five years in a row, our goal is to empower travel professionals with the best resources to be more successful than ever before. Avoya has programs for both experienced travel professionals and entrepreneurs new to the industry. Whether you’re searching for a new host or looking to supplement the offerings of your current host with the programs and resources in the Avoya Travel Network, contact us today at 1-888-320-4670 or visit www.JoinAvoya.com to learn more.last_img read more

Spanish Town Hospital to Be Upgraded

first_img Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says a pre-construction technical assessment is being undertaken at the Spanish Town Hospital as part of plans to upgrade the Type B facility to a Type A.“Upgrading from a (Type) B to an A means more services, more facilities, more beds and, as a consequence, being better able to respond to the needs of the community,” he said.Dr. Tufton was speaking at the signing of a grant agreement between the Embassy of Japan and the St. Catherine-based hospital for $9.4 million (US$81,376) to procure an ultrasound machine, at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on January 15.It is expected that the assessment will examine all areas of the construction project to create an accurate picture of all requirements before actual construction begins.Hospitals in Jamaica are classified as either Type A, B or C. As a Type B facility, there are restrictions in terms of specialist services the hospital provides. The upgrading will, therefore, enable the facility to better serve the wide range of cases from St. Catherine and neighbouring parishes.Type A facilities provide comprehensive secondary and tertiary healthcare services and are the final referral points for public and private hospitals.Dr. Tufton noted that the Japanese Government, under their Grassroots and Human Security Project, are “contributing to the critical area of equipment”, which is needed.Meanwhile, the Minister is hoping that “before the end of the calendar year (and), if not, certainly early into the next financial year… we will break ground for the expansion of the Spanish Town Hospital”.Dr. Tufton expressed gratitude to the Ambassador of Japan, His Excellency, Hiromasa Yamazaki, for the contribution his Government is making to the Spanish Town Hospital under the Grassroots and Human Security Project.Under that project, a number of hospitals and organisations have benefited, including the St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, which recently obtained an ultrasound machine. The Bustamante Hospital for Children also benefited from improved facilities and medical equipment in 2013/14.He also noted that the St. Elizabeth Municipal Corporation, in 2015/16, benefited from three fire trucks and a water tank truck.For her part, Parish Manager of the St. Catherine Health Services, Beverley Needham, says the donation by the Japanese Government will further strengthen efforts to improve healthcare delivery at the hospital.“We are truly grateful that the Embassy of Japan chose the Spanish Town Hospital to benefit from this much-needed intervention,” she said.For his part, Mr. Yamazaki said the grant represents a commitment to assist Jamaica to meet its health needs.“We are willing to work further with the Government of Jamaica, as well as each hospital like Spanish Town and St. Ann’s Bay as well as others,” he said.The Ambassador said that expanding the Japan-Jamaica partnership is his top priority, and that the handover of the grant funds marks the continuation of that relationship.“A stronger bridge is being developed with Jamaica in our quest to support the development endeavours of this progressive country in the critical areas of education, energy, disaster risk management, climate change and health,” he said. Story Highlights Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says a pre-construction technical assessment is being undertaken at the Spanish Town Hospital as part of plans to upgrade the Type B facility to a Type A. Dr. Tufton expressed gratitude to the Ambassador of Japan, His Excellency, Hiromasa Yamazaki, for the contribution his Government is making to the Spanish Town Hospital under the Grassroots and Human Security Project. Dr. Tufton was speaking at the signing of a grant agreement between the Embassy of Japan and the St. Catherine-based hospital for $9.4 million (US$81,376) to procure an ultrasound machine, at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on January 15.last_img read more

Deputy Minister Swims Across Harbour for United Way

first_imgTransportation and Infrastructure Renewal deputy minister David Darrow is going to great lengths to support the United Way. In fact, Mr. Darrow has challenged his department to raise more than $2,500 to see him swim across Halifax Harbour on Wednesday, Aug. 25. “I’ve thought about doing this for a couple of years,” said Mr. Darrow. “I’m excited by this challenge and I’m confident that my colleagues will raise a little extra this year to support this great cause.” The department’s webmaster, Kevin Doran, will swim with Mr. Darrow as he braves the harbour at noon. Starting the swim from the Woodside Ferry Terminal and ending it near Bishop’s Landing, the pair estimate it will take them about an hour to complete. For over 50 years, the government of Nova Scotia has contributed to the United Way of Canada. Every year more than 1,600 provincial government employees make donations. The government employee campaign begins in October. Contributions stay in the community and help fund 57 agencies and over 100 programs. To learn more or to donate, please visit www.unitedwayhalifax.ca .last_img read more

Calgary has made quantum leaps in tech but adaptation must continue CED

first_imgWith the prospect of the energy sector not having the same economic impact as in decades past for Alberta, the head of Calgary Economic Development says the city has job creators have to continue to adapt to a changing fiscal landscape.“We have a little adapting to do,” Mary Moran said after a joint presentation to a Calgary audience with the Conference Board of Canada and ATB Financial.Moran said that mostly has to do with technological advancements we have to get more comfortable dealing with uncertainty.“Advancements that are in our face, not happening down the road, they’re happening today,” she said. “GDP growth and job growth will come from a different place and so we have to make sure that we’re set up.”But Moran said there’s good news in recent history.“Compared to a year ago, I think we’ve made quantum leaps,” she said, pointing to some of the economic success she outlined in her presentation, such as CED helping support around 90 businesses in the last two years, creating approximately 5,000 jobs.Recent successes have included Amazon announcing it’ll be building a fulfillment centre in Balzac that will create 750 jobs, as well as companies like RocketSpace, a California-based tech firm setting up a local branch.But she also said while there’s plenty of private wealth in the city, conditions have to be ripe for private investment and attracting capital, which the Conference Board of Canada agrees with.The board’s senior fellow Glen Hodgson said while Calgary’s economy will grow by 4.6 per cent this year and 2.1 next year, he’s keeping a close eye on if there will be a certain kind of balance.“This year it’s way too much the consumer [spending], not enough private investment, next year I’m looking for more,” he said.As for the big fish of Amazon picking Calgary as its second headquarters, Moran denies the notion Calgary doesn’t have much of a chance.“I hear it all,” she said. “We do have a shot.“If it comes down to cost and it comes down to having the right talent, then we have a really, really chance.”last_img read more

JVP insists it has no deal with the UNP

Dissanayake said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been accusing the JVP of working with the UNP when it is his own party which is working with the UNP. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today insisted that it has no deal with the United National Party (UNP).JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, speaking at an election rally in Nugegoda, said that the UNP is working with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and not the JVP. He noted that the UNP-SLFP coalition met even last week for a cabinet meeting despite contesting the August 17 Parliamentary election separately. The JVP leader insisted that the JVP will look to form a strong opposition after August 17 and be a stronger voice in Parliament.He also said that the JVP will do all it can to ensure Rajapaksa does not return to power following the defeat he suffered on January 8. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Security Council extends UN mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea for six months

The Security Council today unanimously extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) for six months, until 15 March. In adopting its resolution, the Council left unchanged the deployment levels of troops in the region, which number 4,200, including 220 military observers. The Council also decided to keep under review the progress made by the parties in the implementation of their commitments pursuant to the Algiers Agreements, through the Boundary Commission and other entities. Depending on any progress, the Council agreed to review any implications such developments would have for UNMEE, including those concerning territorial transfers during the boundary demarcation as outlined by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in his report in July. UNMEE was established two years ago after Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a ceasefire agreement ending two years of fighting in a border dispute. The Mission is mandated to monitor the ceasefire and ensure the observance of security commitments by both sides. read more

High River looks to separate itself from 2013 floods

High River looks to separate itself from 2013 floods CALGARY – Jodi Dawson thinks it’s high time people stopped talking about High River’s soggy history.The town of 12,000 just south of Calgary gained an international profile three years ago when flooding in parts of southern Alberta resulted in billions of dollars in damage.High River was one of the hardest-hit communities. Entire neighbourhoods were under water for weeks.Dawson, High River’s economic development manager, says a lot has changed in three years and it’s time to put the past behind.“We need to overcome that now at an Alberta level,” said Dawson.“We absolutely can’t erase it. It happened, but what we can do is a much better job of highlighting what we’ve been able to do since that time.”High River has developed a new economic development and marketing campaign to attract new businesses, residents and visitors to town.The campaign, which is to run until next year, is aimed at shifting perceptions away from the flood, said Dawson, who added it’s a bit frustrating being remembered as the town where a big flood took place.“I guess it’s a reality. It’s what we do and what we remember. That’s why this campaign and any proactive communicating we do is so important,” she said.“We need to replace some of that imagery in people’s minds and know that we’re back and we’re well-positioned for high returns.”There’s no indication that investors and businesses are shying away from High River because of the flood, Dawson said, but there are a lot of questions about ensuring history doesn’t repeat itself.“We reiterate that a lot of money, a lot of time and a lot of very smart engineers have put their time together to determine a good strategy for protecting and making sure this never happens again.“We’re the most flood-protected community in Canada as a result of what we’ve been through.”The town’s “High Praises” campaign uses different phrases to showcase key aspects of living in the community, including “High Life” for the quality of living and “High Returns” for entrepreneurial spirit.— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitter by Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 23, 2016 1:10 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 23, 2016 at 2:39 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Members of the RCMP return from a boat patrol of a still flooded neighborhood in High River, Alta., on July 4, 2013. Jodi Dawson thinks it’s high time people stopped talking about High River’s soggy history. The town of 12,000 just south of Calgary gained an international profile three years ago when flooding in parts of southern Alberta resulted in billions of dollars in damage. Dawson, High River’s economic development manager, says a lot has changed in three years and it’s time to put the past behind. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh read more

Pembina Pipeline plans friendly takeover of Veresen in 97 billion deal

CALGARY – Pembina Pipeline Corp. announced Monday a $9.7-billion friendly takeover offer for Veresen Inc. in the latest case of energy companies pushing for scale and diversification in uncertain times.The Calgary-based companies both provide pipeline, storage and processing infrastructure in several key oil-and-gas producing areas of Western Canada, but their geographic and product profiles are complementary, their officials told a conference call with financial analysts.“We are predominantly a liquids company, Veresen is predominantly a gas company. And I think that is the magic,” Pembina CEO Mick Dilger said.“Now we can bring both service offerings to our customers.”Veresen (TSX:VSN) shares soared by close to 20 per cent on the news, gaining $2.72 to $17.96 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Pembina’s stock-and-cash (TSX:PPL) offer was worth the equivalent of $18.65 per Veresen share when announced.Veresen CEO Don Althoff said there will be more near-term growth opportunities than either company could achieve separately because of Pembina’s financial strength and the location of Veresen’s operational base.“The plays you serve matter — especially in lower commodity price environments — because it’s the most prolific and economic areas that will continue to grow and be developed,” Althoff said.AltaCorp Capital analyst Dirk Lever said the deal was a great fit for both companies.“There’s terrific synergies between the two companies, there’s really no overlap at all,” Lever said.The companies said they expect to achieve up to $100 million in annualized pre-tax efficiencies through a combination of cost savings and growth.The deal, which the companies said would create one of the largest energy infrastructure firms in Canada, will make it easier to finance what are increasingly expensive growth projects, said Lever.“It’s no longer a million dollar game that we’re looking at, it’s a billion dollar game. And you need the size and heft in order to get these projects done,” he said.Althoff said their proposed US$3-billion Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal could benefit from the combined balance sheet, though they have regulatory and contract barriers to solve there as well.“This was always the project that was just a little too big for Veresen, but it’s not too big for the combined entity,” he said.Pembina also has several big projects in the works, including a potential $4-billion polypropylene upgrader that would benefit from an Alberta government incentive program.The deal is one of several multibillion-dollar takeovers in Canada’s pipeline industry in the last year.In December, shareholders approved Enbridge’s (TSX:ENB) US$28-billion acquisition of Houston-based Spectra Energy, about half a year after TransCanada (TSX:TRP) completed its takeover of Columbia Pipeline Group of Houston in a deal valued at US$13 billion.As part the latest deal, Veresen shareholders would receive nearly $4.85 in cash and the rest in Pembina stock, assuming the maximum $1.523 billion in cash is issued, while Pembina would increase its dividend by about six per cent.Follow @ibicks on Twitter. by Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press Posted May 1, 2017 5:37 am MDT Last Updated May 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Pembina Pipeline plans friendly takeover of Veresen in $9.7 billion deal read more

Suspect in murder of 16yearold captured in Suriname not Guyana Police

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFour arrested in Suriname drug bust after discovery of body at 63 BeachJanuary 15, 2019In “Crime”Suspect in murder of 16-year-old apprehended in BerbiceAugust 9, 2017In “Crime”Prison escapee recaptured in Suriname after 6 years on the runOctober 20, 2017In “Crime” Police on Thursday have clarified that the 25-year-old- Ryan Singh- who allegedly slit his girlfriend’s throat almost three weeks ago was arrested in Suriname and not Springlands, Berbice as was previously reported.Captured: Ryan Singh“The fact is that Ryan Singh was arrested by Police Authorities in Nickerie, Suriname and handed over to Local Authorities here [in Guyana] and this was initiated at the level of the Crime Chief of the Guyana Police Force,” a police press statement said.The statement also disclosed that the error came about because the “Divisional Commander of ‘B’ Division was not fully apprised of the circumstances surrounding this arrest.”As such, full credit for the arrest was given to the Police Authorities in Nickerie.On July 29 2017, Roseanna Lakhpal, a former Berbice Educational Institute (BEI) student was murdered reportedly at the hands of her boyfriend- identified as 25-year-old Ryan Singh-originally of Eccles, East Bank Demerara.Reports were that the duo reportedly met on Facebook and they subsequently started living together.Murdered: Rosanna LakhpalInews was informed that the relationship commenced before the young girl turned 16. Neighbours said they had made numerous complaints to Lakhpal’s mother that Singh was abusing her daughter when they were alone. However, the teen reportedly denied that the abuse was happening.On the day that the 16-year-old met her demise, Singh and the teen were arguing over his lack of interest in finding a job. Lakhpal had however started babysitting her neighbours’ children on the day of the argument with Singh. The children then ran back home to their mother and complained of the fight.The accused was reportedly angered by her “nagging” and this reportedly resulted in him slitting her throat, leaving her in a pool of blood.An eyewitness had related that the girl’s face was partly covered with a pillow as she lay on a carpet on the floor with her neck slashed. He then reportedly flung the knife he used several feet away and fled the scene.Singh was on the run until Tuesday when he was captured. He will soon be arraigned for Lakhpal’s murder.Singh has also been implicated in an incident where he almost killed a previous girlfriend, after stabbing her over 50 times about her body. It was claimed that the 25-year-old was never arrested for that allegation. read more

Dujshebaev starts with a victory

← Previous Story Pick Szeged run over PLER Next Story → Karl Erik Bohn passed away First points in 2014 go to Vive Targi Kielce after the victory over Azoty Puławy 37:27. Kielce team arrived in Lublin (sports hall in Puławy was considered to be too small, and due to popularization of handball the match was moved to the bigger hall in Lublin) without Julen Aginagalde, who’s struggling with cold, and injured Piotr Chrapkowski. The game was looked forward not only because it was the first one after almost 2 month break – it was a debut of Talant Duyshebaev as a Kielce coach. His influence could be noticed from the very beginning, especially in defence. Polish Champions began by losing two goals but they caught up immediately. The game was more or less even for about 10 minutes when the result was 9:9. After 15 minutes couch DuJshebaev changed the whole group and Kielce started gradually taking over the lead. After quite gentle first half (no cards or suspensions) the result was 19:14 for the guests. Second half was a bit more rough but it did not change the result. Slowly but surely, Kielce kept leaving Puławy behind.Polish Champions were coping with new tactical guidelines better as time went on and even Michał Szyba in good form could not save his team from suffering defeat – Kielce won by 10 goals.Top scorer for Kielce: Thorir Olafsson 7(1).TEXT: MARTYNA USNARSKAphoto: vivetargi.pl Talant DujshebaevVive Targi Kielce read more

Faune dArabie diverse fragile mais peu à peu protégée

first_imgFaune d’Arabie : diverse, fragile mais peu à peu protégéeSelon la BBC, des efforts sont faits par les autorités de plusieurs pays de la péninsule arabique pour préserver la précieuse faune locale, notamment le rarissime léopard d’Arabie, à travers des projets d’élevage en captivité et de futures réintroductions en milieu naturel. “Le léopard d’Arabie [Panthera pardus nimr] est le plus petit des neuf sous-espèces de léopard. Les experts estiment qu’il y en a moins de 200 à l’état sauvage. Ce sont les plus en danger parce qu’ils vivent en petites populations, de sorte que le risque d’extinction en raison de la consanguinité est élevé”, explique la vétérinaire Jane Budd, qui s’occupe de cet animal au Centre pour la faune d’Arabie (Émirats Arabes Unis), lequel fait l’élevage du félin depuis une décennie.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ansi, “notre meilleure option est de créer des couloirs de sécurité entre les zones montagneuses”, précise Paul Verkammen, directeur opérationnel du Centre, qui tisse des liens de collaboration avec les institutions environnementales des pays voisins que sont l’Oman, l’Arabie saoudite et le Yémen. En effet contrairement aux Émirats Arabes Unis, ces derniers abritent encore quelques petites populations de léopards sauvages, trop isolées les unes des autres. Mais outre l’élevage du léopard en vue de sa réintroduction dans la nature, le Centre pour la faune d’Arabie s’occupe également de nombreux autres représentants – rares et menacés – de la faune locale : oryx, gazelles, renards, mais aussi lièvres, reptiles ou scorpions. Un des enjeux est d’obtenir l’adhésion des populations locales, grâce à un effort d’éducation et de sensibilisation.Le 27 mai 2012 à 19:50 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Private Members Motion will call for Freedom of Information Law

first_img TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Related Items:2011 constitution, freedom of information, Pdm, private members motion, sharlene cartwright-robinson TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPprovdienciales, 16 Jul 2015 – When the House of Assembly convenes in August, the Opposition PDM will demand that the PNP Administration stop dancing around enacting a constitutional provision for a Freedom of Information law. PDM Leader, Sharlene Robinson said in a media statement yesterday “the Government has on several occasions presented bits of its proposed Legislative Agenda and has failed to include this important Legislation and to make good on its promise.” Hon Robinson and her party go on the record to say, “there is a serious need for the introduction of this Ordinance to allow for greater access to information which ought to be accessible in the furtherance of good governance.” Freedom of Information is defined in the Turks and Caicos 2011 Constitution, which in part outlines in Section 129 that an Ordinance shall provide for a right of access to information held by public authorities…” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more

General Officer CommandinginChief Eastern Command Air

first_imgVisakhapatnam: General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, (GOC-in-C) Eastern Command (EC) Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane accompanied by President Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) (Eastern Region) Veena Naravane and Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) Air Marshal RD Mathur Eastern Air Command (EAC) accompanied by President Airforce Wives Welfare Association(AFWWA) (Regional) Shipra Mathur arrived in Visakhapatnam on Sunday for a two-day visit to ENC. Also Read – 10 injured as school bus falls off bridge in Nellore district Advertise With Us Lt Gen Naravane and Air Mar Mathur interacted with Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain and was briefed on the activities of the Command on Monday. The General Officer and the Air Marshal went on a familiarisation air sortie on Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft P-8I from INS Dega, where the CinCs were briefed on the capabilities of the versatile aircraft as a force multiplier in anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare and its role in Maritime Domain Awareness. Later the CinCs visited the Naval Harbour. President AWWA (ER) Veena Naravane, and President AFWWA(R) Shipra Mathur interacted with President NWWA(ER ) Devina Jain and visited some of the Welfare Facilities of NWWA at Visakhapatnam.last_img read more

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 Prepare for The Last War

first_imgGame of Thrones season 8 episode 1 review Daenerys TargaryenGame of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 “The Long Night” aired earlier today and fans witnessed the great war between the army of the dead with the army of living. HBO has now released the promo of episode 4 rumoured title, “The Last War” and it finally brings Cersei Lannister back in the game.Major spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 and episode 4:In the last two episodes, we didn’t see Cersei Lannister as the entire focus was on the Night King. Now since Arya Stark has finally killed him with her Valyrian steel, Daenerys Targaryen has fulfilled her promise of helping Jon Snow. She now wants to go to the North and rule the Seven Kingdoms.The released promo began by showing the aftermath of the Great War that happened between the living and the dead. We see Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, and Jon Snow standing together and from the voiceover, we hear Daenerys speaking to her men.”We have won the Great War, says Daenerys Targaryen to the room full of her allies. “Now, we will win the last war.” Cersei Lannister’s look in season 8.Twitter/Official Game of Thrones pageDaenerys Targaryen’s dragon is also shown in the promo but he comes only for a second and as of now, we are not sure whether he is wounded or perfectly fine.After the fight, Arya Stark again gets intimate with Gendry as she is shown leaning towards him to plant a kiss on his lips. Given the outrage fans had after seeing Maisie Williams naked, we are not sure how everyone will react after Arya will again get intimate with Gendry.As the music intensifies, we see Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Grey Worm, and others coming to together to burn the bodies of the dead. Even though the Night King is wiped out from Westeros, Northerners wouldn’t want to risk anything.At the end of the promo, we see Cersei Lannister waiting with her Lannister army and the Golden company along with Euron Greyjoy for Daenerys to come and fight her.”We’ll rip her out root and stem,” says Daenerys.From the released promo, it didn’t feel that Jon Snow wishes to sit on the Iron Throne. More will be revealed when Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 “The Last War” will air next Sunday on HBO.last_img read more

3 Congress defectors one BJP MLA sworn in as Goa ministers

first_imgOn Saturday, the four legislators took oath in presence of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.Twitter/ANIThree Congress defectors — Chandrakant Kavelkar, Jennifer Monserrate, Filipe Nery Rodrigues — and BJP MLA Michael Lobo, who resigned from the post of Deputy Speaker, joined the Pramod Sawant-led BJP government as ministers. On Saturday, these four legislators took oath in presence of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.The recent development came soon after four ministers — Deputy Chief Minister Vijay Sardesai, Rohan Khaunte, Vinod Paliencar, and Jayesh Salongakar were sacked from the ministry to accommodate the Congress MLAs who defected to the BJP.Earlier, Sawant had sought the resignation of four of his ministers — three of Goa Forward Party and an independent, but they refused.Speaker Rajesh Patnekar has said that the Assembly will function as the per schedule.Speaking to news agency ANI, Patnekar said, “Though new ministers have been inducted, the Assembly will go on as per the schedule. The new ministers will have to study their portfolios while answering questions on the floor of the House.” “As far as I am concerned, there is no rescheduling of the Assembly and the Congress party will have to give the name of Leader of Opposition by Monday,” he added.On the night of July 10, Chief Minister Sawant had gone to Delhi along with 10 MLAs to meet senior BJP leaders including working president JP Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the development. Following this, the rebel MLAs joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.With 10 MLAs changing the sides, the strength of Congress on the floor of the House has been reduced to five.The MLAs who defected include Kavlekar, Isidore Fernandes, Francis Silveira, Filipe Neri Rodrigues, Jennifer, Atanasio Monserrate, Antonio Fernandes, Nilakanth Halarnkar, Clafacio Dias and Wilfred D’Sa.(With agency inputs)last_img read more

Infosys tightens the belt to protect margins as staff attrition rate skyrockets

first_imgIT major Infosys is trying to protect the margins by cutting the costs, according to reports.IANSThe Infosys management is taking a series of steps to contain a worrying fall in the margin despite the impressive revenue growth in the first quarter. The IT major’s margins fell to 20.5 percent in the last quarter, below its targeted 21-23 percent for the year, and much below the 24-25 percent a few years ago, The Times of India reported. The company is clamping down on all areas of expense.The Bengaluru-headquartered IT bellwether is also saddled with one of the worst attrition rates in the company’s history. The attrition level rose to 23.4 percent in the June quarter, from 20.4 percent in the preceding one, and 23 percent year on year, the report says. The company said in a rare admission that it had a higher percentage of layoffs in the quarter. Infosys recruited 8,000 employees in the June quarter, including about 2,500 freshers.The company, sources say, has also been discouraging non-essential employee travel. “Earlier, we just needed to inform the manager that we would be travelling. Now, it requires a sanction at a very senior level. Video conferencing is being encouraged,” the report quotes an unidentified senior executive as saying. The stress on higher employee utilisation than on hiring, the executive said. There has been a steady increase in the utilisation levels, the source said, and the net employee addition was just about 900 in the last quarter. In comparison, rival TCS reportedly recruited 12,000 employees. Salil Parekh, newly appointed CEO and MD at Infosys.Getty ImagesA drastic fall in the company’s L-1 visa applications is also cited as an indicator of the bid to cut the costs. (The L-1 visa is a non-immigrant US visa that allows employers to offer intra-company transfer to employees with specialized knowledge from a foreign office to an office in the US.) The company’s earnings announcement last week said that visa costs had been rising.Infosys forged ahead of TCS in growth rate in the last quarter. The latter saw growth slow down to 10.6 percent from 12.7 percent in the previous quarter. Infosys’s performance allowed it to raise its revenue growth forecast for the year to 8.5-10 percent from 7.5-9.5 percent. Infosys has clarified that variable pay for employees “continues to be paid in line with what has been done in previous years”.”Similarly, for senior executives, the payout has always been done on a six-monthly basis, and for junior to mid-level employees, it is done on a quarterly basis. There is no change in the performance or payout cycle.” But the report cites an unidentified employee as saying that there are times when they are paid almost 60 days after the variable pay period. An Infosys statement said it is committed to driving operational efficiencies as part of its normal business and continue to take measures to strengthen its operating model.last_img read more

Michelle Obama recalls Charleston on visit to US base

first_imgU.S. first lady Michelle Obama visits the roof of the Duomo gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Earlier Michelle Obama toured the U.S. and Italian pavilions at the Expo 2015 world’s fair focused on food and nutrition, topics in step with the first lady’s initiative to promote healthy eating.(AP Photo/Luca Bruno) Four benefits of having a wireless security system Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Comments   Share   Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories After the moment of solemnity, the U.S. first lady turned her attention to thanking the soldiers and their families for their service.She noted that soldiers from U.S. Army Africa based in Vicenza were “the first American military boots on the ground to stop the spread of Ebola” and that the 173rd Brigade, also in Vicenza, deployed paratroopers in recent days so that “for so many, that means another Father’s Day without Dad around.”Mrs. Obama said one of her missions as first lady is “to make sure I shine a light, a really bright light, on all of you and everything that you do for the folks back home.”The first lady then spent a half an hour among the troops shaking hands and giving hugs. Nearby, first daughters Malia and Sasha, Mrs. Obama’s mother Marion Robinson and a cousin scooped ice cream for the soldiers, their spouses and children.Mario Caballero, who serves in the 173rd brigade, and his wife Sabrina Rezzara were standing nearby hoping to give the first lady a gift, a party favor from their 10-month-old son’s baptism.“I love her. She’s amazing. I love all the support she gives to the troops,” said Rezzara, an Italian from Vicenza. VICENZA, Italy (AP) — Michelle Obama shared her dismay Friday over the killings of nine worshippers at a historic black church in the United States, telling American soldiers and their families based in Italy that she hopes such tragedies “will one day come to an end.”“We have seen too many tragedies like this,” Mrs. Obama said of the attack at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. “There is something particularly horrifying about something that happens so senseless in a house of worship.” The first lady and her daughters later read books to about 150 children in the middle school gymnasium, and Mrs. Obama presided over a surprise baby shower for 23 expectant mothers from the base.She was to speak privately afterward with the pregnant women to discuss their concerns about the closure of the birthing center on the base last year, according to a base official.Before Vicenza, the first lady spent days in Milan promoting the healthy eating agenda behind her “Let’s Move” initiative in conjunction with Milan’s Expo 2015 world’s fair focusing on food and nutrition. Her four-stop trip started in London and will wrap up with cultural stops in Venice.On Thursday in Milan, Obama, her daughters, her mother and cousin lit candles inside Milan’s Gothic-inspired Duomo for the victims of the South Carolina shooting.Speaking to the troops and her family in Vicenza on Friday, she referred to her husband’s expression of anger and sadness at the slayings.“As my husband said yesterday, simply saying our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families and community of Charleston simply does not convey the heartache that we feel,” Mrs. Obama said. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 5 treatments for adult scoliosislast_img read more

Dubai Tourism partners with Shah Rukh Khan to promote Dubai

first_imgDubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced a new collaboration with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan that would comprise of a series of short films, in which the actor would unravel the secrets of Dubai, offering his fans a chance to see the city through the star’s eyes.The project aims to appeal to the fans of the actor from across the globe, giving them the opportunity to explore the city and its many offerings.Shah Rukh Khan commented, “Dubai is a second home to me… Whether I am here on vacation with my family and friends or my many business trips here for shoots, it’s a city that I truly relate to on so many levels – driven, passionate and spirited. And I can’t wait to take my fans and fellow travellers from around the world on an unexpected discovery of a city that I love. This new collaboration with Dubai Tourism is exciting and one that I am personally very passionate about.”The series of short films, which is slated to be released across various Dubai Tourism channels in December, would kick-start a year-long campaign of multiple Dubai Tourism projects in collaboration with Bollywood.Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), said, “We are delighted to partner with Shah Rukh Khan for this special project, which highlights Dubai’s diverse offerings that cater to every type of traveller. We look forward to exploring Shah Rukh’s strong connection with Dubai and sharing his unique experience with a global audience. These upcoming collaborations with the Bollywood industry will reinforce the strong role India has played in our city’s evolution and further fortify our bond.”last_img read more

The Rate Hike Expert Opinion

first_img September 26, 2018 647 Views Share Federal Reserve Interest rates Mortgage Rates 2018-09-26 Seth Welborn The Rate Hike: Expert Opinioncenter_img On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve voted unanimously to raise the interest rate paid on required and excess reserve balances to 2.20 percent.“Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has stayed low. Household spending and business fixed investment have grown strongly,” said the Fed’s Open Market Committee in a statement.“Consistent with its statutory mandate, the Committee seeks to foster maximum employment and price stability,” the statement continued. “ The Committee expects that further gradual increases in the target range for the federal funds rate will be consistent with sustained expansion of economic activity, strong labor market conditions, and inflation near the Committee’s symmetric 2 percent objective over the medium term.  Risks to the economic outlook appear roughly balanced.”Following the announcement, Chairman Jerome H. Powell was scheduled to speak in a press conference.With the Federal Reserve set to raise interest rates by 25 basis points, the question now is how will it impact consumers? According to LendingTree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze, homeowners with Adjustable Rate Mortgages and Home Equity Lines of Credit will see the most impact, while fixed rate products will be relatively untouched.”Mortgage rates, particularly fixed interest rates, are determined by the supply and demand for longer-dated securities. In this regard, another action the Fed is taking does have an impact on mortgage rates, said Kafpidze. The Fed’s plan to normalize its balance sheet by lowering holdings of treasuries and mortgage-backed securities reduces demand for these longer-dated securities and will apply some upward pressure on interest rates over time.”Kapfidze notes that in the last three Fed rate hike cycles, since 1994, while Fed funds rate increased three percent on average, mortgage rates adjusted by only around one percent. In 2015 and 2016, mortgage rates even dropped while Fed Funds went up.According to Kapfidze, mortgage rates will be more impacted by the Fed’s plan to normalize its balance sheet by lowering holdings of treasuries and mortgage-backed securities. By reducing demand for these longer-dated securities, it will apply some upward pressure on interest rates over time.In addition to mortgage rates, the rate hike is likely to impact other forms of credit. Holden Lewis, market insights expert at NerdWallet, discussed how else consumers may feel the hike.“The interest rates that people pay on their credit cards will go up a quarter of a percentage point because the Federal Reserve has raised the federal funds rate by the same amount,” said Lewis. “Interest rates on home equity lines of credit will go up a quarter of a percentage point, too. The rate hike could cause minimum payments to rise for borrowers who carry balances on their cards or HELOCs. Most borrowers will see the increase reflected in the next billing cycle.” in Daily Dose, Government, Newslast_img read more

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first_imgAs of Friday, Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim had yet to speak with coach Steve Wilks about what the team’s quarterback depth chart will look like for their Sunday game against the Seattle Seahawks. The coaching staff will huddle Saturday to determine how to manage their backups, demoted former starter Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon, Wilks said Friday.The only known is that rookie Josh Rosen will make his first NFL start. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 13 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona will continue carrying three quarterbacks, but it’s not known if Bradford or Glennon will act as Rosen’s backup, nor which one of them would be on the inactive list. Glennon has been the odd man out so far, having appeared on the inactive lists through Arizona’s 0-3 start to the season.“As of right now, we’ll carry three (quarterbacks),” Keim told Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.Bradford was pulled for Rosen in the fourth quarter of Arizona’s loss to the Bears on Sunday before being demoted. He completed 63 percent of his passes for just 5.0 yards per attempt this season, throwing two touchdowns and four interceptions while fumbling three times.Related LinksThe future is now for the Cardinals’ offenseCardinals DE Markus Golden expects increased playing time in Week 4Week 4 injury report: Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle SeahawksPreparation has Cardinals QB Josh Rosen confident heading into first startAdding to his questionable status, the veteran was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday with a pectoral injury.Regarding their quarterback room, the Cardinals will operate by making the best “football decision” and will not “get consumed with the money part of it,” Keim said.On a contract with $15 million guaranteed upon signing, Bradford’s future with the team, even if he remains on the roster, is in question considering the struggles on the field coming off a knee injury that limited him throughout training camp. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File) Top Stories “To be able to do all those little things early on will be something that I will certainly look at,” Keim said.“The position that he was put in last Sunday certainly showed that Josh has that potential. For a guy that jumped in there, I thought he let the ball rip a number of times and looked confident in the pocket. Again, I was very impressed with what I saw in Josh.”EXTRA POINTS— Keim, speaking on the offensive line play: “I would say ‘inconsistent’ is the word I would use. The disappointing part is they’ve showed the physicality, particularly in the run game that they can be an effective group running the football and they can create an identity there. You’ve seen some breakdowns there. Those guys have to learn how to play in unison.”— The GM on the loss of playing time for linebackers and first-round picks Deone Bucannon and Haason Reddick: “Both of those guys have all the necessary skills. To be able to play fast and to be able to play productive, you have to do the little things right. Certainly still have high hopes for both of those guys.” “The fact that we made the change would tell you that Sam obviously had struggles,” Keim said. “I think the one thing that probably comes to mind is when you watch Sam play in the past, his comfort level in the pocket, his ability to play balanced with his feet, his body, and to throw with the type of accuracy he is historically known for, those are the things that I thought escaped Sam in this offense.”“And I didn’t quite see him as comfortable as I would’ve liked, which also affected his natural accuracy. Times where he made players move for the ball and just the placement itself of the football was not there compared to what I’ve seen in the past. Sam’s a diligent guy, he worked extremely hard. We’re very, very thankful for what he’s done here, but this is a results-based business.”Now the focus turns to Rosen.Keim knows the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 draft will have a steep learning curve. Arizona will scale back the playbook, allowing Rosen to play fast.The general manager wants to “just see growth” in how Rosen handles the tempo, play clock, line-of-scrimmage adjustments and how well he identifies defenses. How easily can Rosen then go through his progressions? Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

SeaDream Yacht Club will sail eight weeklong voya

first_imgSeaDream Yacht Club will sail eight week-long voyages of Cuba, and another of nine days, between early February and late March 2019, aboard SeaDream II, which can access captivating and lesser-visited smaller ports that large cruise ships cannot get into.The mega motor-cruiser, which carries a maximum of just 112 guests and 95 crew, will begin her Cuba programme on 26 January 2019 with a nine-day positioning voyage from San Juan in Puerto Rico, to Cuba’s Cienfuegos, along the way calling at five ports in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Cuba.She will then sail eight week-long voyages of Cuba, followed by nine days from Cienfuegos on 1 April 2019 through five ports in Cuba, the British Virgin Islands, British West Indies and French West Indies, to Marigot on the Caribbean’s St Martin island.All Cuba sailings will have days ashore in some of the country’s most colourful and least-visited ports, offering unique experiences through guests’ immersion in its culture and history, and, for historic car buffs, the sight of tens of thousands of classic American cars from the 1940s and ’50s that still drive the roads there today after one-time leader Fidel Castro banned further vehicle imports from America in the 1950s and 1960s.Prices for these rare sailings will start from US$5089 per person twin-share including SeaDream’s award-winning cuisine, wines and bar drinks, power and sail water sports, use of the golf simulator and fitness centre, port charges and taxes, and staff and crew gratuities.last_img read more

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laying new undersea cables and localized routing to data storage initiatives the vast majority of these proposals lack the foresight to actually protect data Take the creation of new undersea cables for example which allow the transoceanic delivery of data Justifying new cables by claiming that theyll make data secure is misleading: new undersea cables have positive side effects for the Internet as a whole and can increase the general resiliency of the infrastructure but they do not effectively protect against surveillance Whats more even if this was a plausible solution government intelligence and law enforcement agencies have the well-documented ability to tap these cables undersea or otherwise and intercept the data Similarly the alleged benefit of initiatives like “E-Mail Made in Germany” is that e-mails would be secure from foreign surveillance However the encryption of data in transit that E-Mail Made in Germany offers is not a new advancement The latest version of this encryption was issued in 2008 and has been implemented by many e-mail providers long before Deutsche Telekom and United Internet made their announcement These proposals create a false sense of security by claiming enhanced security features (that are actually not new at all) without protecting against surveillance And then there are the particularly worrisome proposals for localized European or Schengen routing The idea is that as long as intra-European data traffic is exclusively routed through European or national infrastructure citizens data will be secure Such measures may raise the technical hurdle for intercepting data for certain foreign surveillance agencies but may also lower the legal hurdle facing these agencies For example the US legal authority under which US intelligence and law enforcement agencies collect data outside of the US is part of an executive order But how the intelligence community interprets it is largely unknown though it is more permissive than the section of the FISA Amendments Act that permits law enforcement agencies to collect data within the US This dynamic prevails throughout several parts of the world where laws constraining domestic law enforcement are separate and distinct from and often less restrictive than those confining international intelligence agencies Moreover localized routing could make it easier for domestic intelligence and law enforcement to access and control more Internet traffic than before hence contributing to an Internet that is less open and free and domestic agencies may still pass data on to foreign intelligence agencies that they cooperate with Worse such nationalized or bordered routing directly opposes the original construction of the Internet which was designed to allow data to flow by way of the most efficient route at that particular moment To say that this would change the Internet as we know it is no exaggeration Heres what many of these proposals are getting wrong: theyre focused too heavily on the physical location of data as a security mechanism when in fact data privacy and security depends primarily on how it is stored and transmitted In reality few of the proposed measures actually protect data from surveillance Moreover governments outside of Europe namely authoritarian regimes with poor human rights records could rhetorically use these proposals to justify their own actions weakening Europes human rights foreign policy Betting on these ill-conceived initiatives risks wasting important resources that could be used for more promising proposals to effectively make data more secure namely greater use of and better encryption But encryption is controversial In the United States and the United Kingdom the recent announcement by Apple and Google to strengthen encryption sparked a debate regarding the tradeoffs between encryption and security reminiscent of the Crypto Wars On one side law enforcement argues that broader use of encryption will severely hinder their efforts unless they are given backdoors into products On the other computer security experts argue that these backdoors will be just as easily accessed by nefarious actors and generally decrease the security of these products This is a necessary and important debate It is about virtual security and physical security It is about the virtues and limits of encryption which can protect data flows and stored data but does not protect metadata This is the debate Europe needs to have if the goal is to secure data and what it contains And this is the debate the worlds democracies need to have After all calls for technological sovereignty have not been limited to Europe In Brazil data localization proposals were hotly debated The Australian government has banned Chinas Huawei from participating in building its National Broadband Network And the United States has not been immune from this trend exemplified by Congresss creation of a cyber espionage review process to limit government procurement of Chinese IT equipment in 2013 Pushes to border and wrest further control over the Internet are expected in some areas of the world like China and Russia The question is what measures can be taken to keep data safe while safeguarding the free and open Internet and preventing further fragmentation Europe is uniquely positioned to set the trend on how data is secured as swing states and traditionally progressive countries like Brazil may see Europes movement as a signal to follow in their wake But they cannot turn a blind eye to the openness and freedom of the Internet In order to support an open free and secure Internet European policymakers need to decisively and publicly disown and discard proposals that were made in the spur of the moment and that do not make data more secure This will allow them to focus on the more promising proposals such as encryption and move the debate in a more productive direction This is what Europe owes to everyone committed to an open free and secure Internet For further discussion of the proposals examined here and more go here Tim Maurer is a research fellow and Robert Morgus a research associate at New Americas Open Technology Institute focusing on international affairs and cyberspace Isabel Skierka is a research associate with the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin and a member of its Global Internet Politics Program They wrote this article for New America Foundation Contact us at editors@timecom 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 editorsGuwahati: A news report claiming United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah dying in an accident left intelligence agencies perplexed on Wednesday Hours after a report appeared on an online news magazine ‘Look East’ suggesting that Baruah met with an accident near the China-Myanmar 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Accountability Initiative, declined. PSL is on the top and now he will take PCB on to the top.” said Wasim.” he said. Four of the 11 were weightlifters and Kim was photographed with one on each arm, 2015 9:50 pm Nawazuddin Siddiqui and His wife Anjali delivered a baby boy on May 19, Flanagan said she had declined an offer from USOC to have her silver awarded at a public ceremony.demanding a copy of the case diary.s 35th minute equalizer turned out to be the saving grace after Hutchings High School took the lead as Neel Bhandari scored in the ninth minute.

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it is clear that the broad fate of the next government is sealed in EVMs. 1850 security forces personnel and also 2486 extremists. It was a closely-fought encounter but Gujarat held their nerves as they inflicted an all out in the 39th minute to win the match. Views are personalexpress@expressindia. Harmeet Desai and Soumyajit Ghosh are in the top 100 of the world rankings, Harman agrees to it and goes to meet him. but gave up after some 20 minutes and adjourned the House until noon. who is makes appearances as only pundit and not as a presenter. Recently reported problems in getting Switzerland to provide information on Indian bank account holders is a prime example of the monumental task facing any nation trying to locate, Obama will answer.

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The Madhesi agitation against the new Nepal constitution promulgated in September 2015 had a much bigger effect on India’s relations with Nepal. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by C. While we debate such serious matters as the battle for the soul of India, Singh? Reuters "The state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar decided to hold the panchayat polls in April and May 2016, For all the latest Opinion News, following the inability of the King of Bhutan to attend as he was busy in attending to “the widespread domestic violence”. And so has been the case with the Saarc’s commitment to the goals of the “Saarc Charter for Democracy”, All governors, It needs combining the various administrative reform commission recommendations with the Seventh Pay Commission.

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The time had now come for the state to show its mettle by becoming a world leader in this field, “Since Pathankot attack happened, Office of the US Secretary of Defence. Today, "No senior leader of BJP has contacted me on this issue (withdrawal of nomination). not his (2004) Lalu Prasad. India defended the projects saying that they are purely commercial projects and need not be politicised. after such a long time for the first time,the Panjab University authorities are making every attempt to avoid such incidents on campus in the new academic session.it is believed that while three are from second year the fourth one is a third year student of UICET.

For all the latest Entertainment News, then on the economy,it covered seven welfare schemes in 20 districts, Sharing one memorable incident,the best one-handed backhand in the game today? He uses it to great effect Twice in Grand Slams in 2013he has taken Djokovic to five sets in matches that cumulatively lasted over nine hours TellinglyWawrinka looked fresh after those encounters Berdych always seems to hang around till the quarters before fading away The Czech looks in prime physical shape and needs to tune his mental game to go past guys above him and etch his name into metal Till Wawrinka came alongGasquet perhaps had the best one-handed backhand in the game He was World No7 back in 2007 and is ranked No 9 now Like Berdychhe is looking for a breakthrough Grand Slam win to kickstart a career that has always had more potential than performance The backhand is still as beautiful as ever Tsongas like a confused cat he roars one daymews the next While he has been unable to maintain his intensity and string consecutive victories over top opponentshe is unbeatable on his day He enthrals and perplexes in equal measure Given the spread laid out toward the end of this season by the players while trying to wriggle into the World Tour Finalstennis fans will salivate at what lies ahead The desserts of 2013 may just be the aperitif for 2014 (Hormazd is a senior sub-editor based in New Delhi) hormazd@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 26 2017 5:52 pm RAAM is one of the toughest cycle races in the world Top News An Indian has completed one of the toughest cycle race in the world Srinivas Gokulnath from Maharashtra became the first Indian to complete the 4900-km Race Across America (RAAM) in solo category Beginning from California he completed the race in eleven days 18 hours and 45 minutes Not only Gokunath but another Indian from Maharashtra Dr Amit Samarth of Nagpur crossed the finish line at Annapolis on American east coast Gokunath stood seventh and Samarth was a position below him among the total nine cyclists who finished the race Christoph Strasser was the winner of the race RAAM is not a stage based cycle race It is a continous cycle race that allows less than two hours of rest per day and is supposed to be finished inside 12 days The cyclists pedal around 400 kilometres per day “I am relieved…that is the feeling I am going through right now” Gokulnath said The RAAM race begins from climes in Pacific Coast and enters the Mojave Desert and laters goes through Arizona The extreme race then leads the cyclists to Colorado and it’s cold mountains Entering America again it passes through central America where strong winds blow The final stage is the Appalachian Mountains before riders finish at the Atlantic So far only three Indians have ever competed in the RAAM but no one could ever finish it Samim Rizvi was the first Indian to attempt He took part in this year’s race as well but couldn’t finish it Samarth is the only Indian who finished the race in his first attempt as Gokulnath who is an aerospace specialist with the Army in Nashik had competed last year as well He failed to finish the race after being timed-out One other Sumit Patil from Alibag has even attempted the race in the past (With PTI Inputs) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News Will always be full of gratitude for @MaheshNBhatt Saab for #Saaransh:)? 21-15 win over World No. I felt like I played well. 2015 11:56 am American military commanders have called for increased assistance and support from the US to help Afghanistan fight the Taliban.Chandigarh Police has ordered an inquiry into the matter.

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From time to time, In neighbouring Pakistan too the Indian elections dominated the non-promoted list, the official newspaper Global Times issued an editorial accusing foreign media coverage of manufacturing the controversy. Nishikori said the match had been one of his worst of this tournament, adding, The saffron party has ruled the three municipal corporations for the past 10 years. Salman flew kites with Modi during the Makar Sankranti festival, Priyanka Chopra’s ABC show, and what I’ve had to admit is that I placed those limitations on myself, what possibility of purposeful cooperation across the aisles?

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Tell me what information you (police) had about threat to law and order there and you imposed Section 144 of the CrPC?” Metropolitan Magistrate Jay Thareja said while hearing arguments on a plea of KejriwalPrashant BhushanManish Sisodia and 23 otherswho today sought discharge in the case The case relates to riotingunlawful assembly and use of force to obstruct public servants from discharging their duty and damaging public property filed against them after protests on August 26 last year The court also pulled up the police for not investigating the issue of violation of prohibitory orders “You have not investigated properly the issue of Section 144 of CrPC and they have been booked for violating this provision You want me to accept your documents as it is In every controversial caseyou say put the accused on trialinvestigation is going on and will submit details later on” the judge said Additional Public Prosecutor Rajat Kalra said that the Assistant Commissioner of Police who had issued prohibitory orders will be explaining the necessity during the trial of the case All the 26 accusedon the last date of hearingwere released by the court after they appeared before it following summons issued against them in connection with three separate rioting cases Kejriwal and others were released by the court on an undertaking that they will appear before it to face trial in the case after they had refused to apply for bail The court also sought detailed response of prosecution on March 7 on the applications filed by the accused seeking discharge in the case on the ground that they have been falsely implicated by the police to “harass” them In his argumentsBhushan said that many cameras of various TV channels were present during the protest but the police has failed to produce any video evidence along with the charge sheet “This shows that the police has malafide intention to suppress the facts before this court” he argued During the hearingthe court asked Bhushan to assist it in finding out whether it has power to direct the prosecution at this stage for further investigation in the case “The FIR is filed by police authorities with malicious and malafide intention to harass the accused persons by dragging them into the exhaustive criminal trialso that they can be stopped from participating in any protest and demonstration against the wrongful act of the government in future” the plea filed through advocate Somnath Bharti alleged The application said that the charge sheet filed by the police is “devoid” of any substantial evidence which fails to establish a prima facie case against the accused and is just an attempt to cause harm to their reputation Bhushanan accused in the caseargued that imposition of section 144 by Delhi Police was “illegal” and was in violation of the orders passed by the Supreme Court Bhushan also said that section 144 is a provision which is meant to take care of an emergency situation only “How can the police apprehend that there was threat to law and order if we will march to PM’s residence We have been holding protests during our anti corruption movement for a long time and nowhere we have indulged in any violent protest” he said He added that the object of the protest was to carry out a peaceful demonstration in front of the residences of the Prime Ministerthe Chairperson of UPA and the President of the main Opposition Party in protest of the coal block scam According to the charge sheeton August 26 last yearthe accused had violated Sec 144 and had staged protest outside the residence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi against the alleged coal block allocation scam case Police had said that the accused had also damaged public property during the protest and some of their senior officers were injured Police had registered three FIRs against them under various sections of the IPC which deal with riotingunlawful assembly and use of force to obstruct public servants from discharging their duty as well as section 3 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Updated: November 6 2017 3:38 am In April the police had learnt that a recently-formed group was arranging arms ammunition and money to “create communal tension” in the country said sources (Representational Image) Related News The state Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested terror suspect Abu Zaid (37) soon after he landed in Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport from Saudi Arabia Saturday evening A lookout notice was issued against Zaid a native of Azamgarh in April after the arrest of four members of a “self-radicalised group” for allegedly planning “anti-national activities” police said Zaid was the “main ideologue” of the group and an “Islamic State sympathiser” they added The ATS produced Zaid before a local court in Mumbai on Sunday and obtained a two-day transit remand to bring him to Uttar Pradesh The police are also planning to seek his custody remand to question him at length about other members of the group In April the police had learnt that a recently-formed group was arranging arms ammunition and money to “create communal tension” in the country said sources They were also informed that the group’s members communicated through a messenger app and had already identified their target for a terror attack All of the group members — Umar alias Nazim Shamsad Ahmed the alleged leader Zeeshan alias Ghazi Baba alias Muzammil Faizan alias Mufti and Ahtesham alias SK alias Pinto — are lodged in Lucknow district jail Police said that they could not execute the attack because the explosives and weapons which they had already paid for could not be delivered “While scrutinising cell phones of the arrested persons we found Abu Zaid was the main ideologue of the group He used to teach them about jihad and gave them practical guidance on how to escape from security agencies A lookout notice was then issued against Abu Zaid who was then in Saudi Arabia” said IG ATS Asim Kumar Arun Police also found that the group was in touch with around a dozen people through a social networking site and “trying to radicalise them” “Abu Zaid used to instigate people with the ideology of ISIS and other radical Islamic organisations This was confirmed through phone and Internet intercepts We also suspect that Abu Zaid sent money to the group” said a police officer Zaid who is married and has an eight-month-old daughter studied upto Class VI He is the eldest of nine children His neighbour told The Indian Express that the 37-year-old first went to Saudi Arabia in 2009 and returned to India after staying for around three years After getting married he went to Saudi Arabia again According to the police he had been in Riyadh on work permit His father Alauddin a farmer and resident of Gambhirpur police station area in Azamgarh told The Indian Express “My son has been framed He doesn’t have a criminal past This was his third visit to Saudi Arabia If anything has happened it has happened there We don’t know anything” The IG said they would seek Zaid’s police custody remand after he reaches Lucknow and question him at length about the group and its activities For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: September 11 2014 1:37 pm There are 2 images of 11th September – one of the trail of destruction in 2001 and the other – the message of Swami Vivekananda in 1893 said PM Modi (Source: AP) Related News Recalling Swami Vivekananda’s message of universal brotherhood Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said had his message been followed history would never have witnessed dastardly acts like the 9/11 terror attack in the US The Prime Minister said Swami Vivekananda’s message of universal brotherhood was delivered in his soul-stirring address at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago on September 11 1893 “There are 2 images of 11th September – one of the trail of destruction in 2001 and the other – the message of Swami Vivekananda in 1893 Had we followed Swami Ji’s message history would never have witnessed such dastardly acts as we saw on 11th September 2001 in USA” the Prime Minister said He said through his address Swami Vivekananda drew the entire world’s attention to our nation’s rich history and strong cultural roots Narrating his address to “Sisters and brothers of America …” the Prime Minister said with these words of Swami Vivekananda India’s message of universal brotherhood reverberated across the world “Let us remember the words of Swami Vivekananda and dedicate ourselves to furthering the cause of unity brotherhood and world peace” he said In his address at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 Swami Vivekananda had said “Sectarianism bigotry and its horrible descendant fanaticism have long possessed this beautiful earth They have filled the earth with violence drenched it often and often with human blood destroyed civilisation and sent whole nations to despair” “Had it not been for these horrible demons human society would be far more advanced than it is now But their time is come; and I fervently hope that the bell that tolled this morning in honour of this convention may be the death-knell of all fanaticism of all persecutions with the sword or with the pen and of all uncharitable feelings between persons wending their way to the same goal” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News

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“We are pretty much unconditionally ready for a debate in Parliament. Earlier, we would vote as per the central leadership’s wishes, BJP and civil society leaders attacked the Prime Minister’s decision to take Reddy out of Petroleum Ministry as having been dictated by corporate pressure and alleged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has rewarded the corrupt ministers with “promotions” in the reshuffle. Bedi gave details on some of the recent initiatives and particularly mentioned the progress made in the sanitation drive and anti-encroachment work initiated in the Union Territory since she took over as Lieutenant Governor, in an event organised by a media organisation in Lucknow, How fun! And a great learning experience for your kids Urban raft wwwurbancheesecraftcom Enjoy a fun and educational activity with your kids making fresh homemade cheeses in less than an hour with Urban Cheesecraft The kits include everything you need Just add milk or pick your base for dairy-free cheeses Make life delicious And have FUN this holiday season Senseez wwwsenseezcom Senseez lightweight fun-shaped portable vibrating cushions offer a gentle sensation when they are squeezed or sat on relaxing calming and soothing the body Senseez eases the senses https://senseezcom/ By: ANI | Bhopal | Published: December 30 2016 1:07 pm “The country is moving towards an economy revolution Some people are protesting but the nation knows the truth” Shivraj Singh Chouhan said Top News Condemning the opposition for its stand on demonetisation Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said it always dreams about the prime minister’s resignation “The opposition has nothing else to do In their dreams also they demand resignation from the prime minister They are criticising for the sake of criticising but even they know that the prime minister is doing very good work” Chouhan told ANI Chouhan described demonetisation as a bold step taken by the prime minister and believed the entire nation is supporting the move “The country is moving towards an economy revolution Some people are protesting but the nation knows the truth” he said On Thursday Centre came for sharp criticism launching a campaign to inform citizens about the benefits of demonetisation Prime Minister Modi had earlier urged the nation to give him 50 days demonetisation to get things back on track post The government has taken several steps to ensure that the people face no hardship especially tourists and industry and changes have been incorporated from time to time For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: June 15 2016 5:11 am Top News Over 200 investors attended the first public meeting of SIT formed by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) to probe the multi-crore chit fund companies scam held in Sangrur’s Lehra Gaga constituency on Tuesday DIG crime Jaskaran Singh who headed the SIT assured the investors of strict action against the agents and that the owners of the company will be booked as well The majority of complaints received was against the MD of Crown Credit Limited jagjit Singh Sidhu who is already behind bars Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news Ashok Kumar one of the investors who has been duped of Rs 4 lakh said” Every time Punjab Finance Minister Parminder Dhindsa came for sangat darshan in this area he used to face protest from chit fund companies So finally a SIT was formed to listen to our woes “Another investor Jagdish Jagga who had invested Rs 3 lakh said” Though the MD of Crown Credit has been arrested but the agents who duped us are still roaming free They should also be held accountable Residents of Sangrur’s Chhajali village also came in large numbers to share their woes SIT assured the investors that their money will be paid back within three months It also assured them of conducting an inquiry into all the 200 complaints received For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News In fact,who stands 5ft 7in,pushed Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond to the second spot in the survey of 2.

Hardline Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani was not allowed to move out of his Hyderpora residence while the moderate faction’s chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was confined to his house at Nigeen,This is interference in our religious matters. He feels her success is having an effect on other singers who are trying to compete with her global fame. The team plans a detailed survey of the impact of mining on the lives of people in the villages, started by a group of former top executives from ISRO and other satellite communication companies. In September last year,a statement issued through Bay Area chapter of AAP, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 14,Surendra Verma (20) and Rakesh Verma (20) when the incident occurred. It is important to understand each performance in its cultural context.

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Indian industry and business can play an important role and at the same time derive benefits for itself. But, He feels so bad that he tries to figure out how he forgot to finish such an important work. Sat 15 cr, #JabHarryMetSejal has emerged a DISAPPOINTMENT… Barring few metros,everybody except me is responsible?routine decision-making was bound to come to a halt What started out as a vacuum at the topwith the prime ministers attitudehas now become a cancer spreading through the systemsubverting the most well-intentioned reform Can we reform these institutional cultures A panic-stricken governance order will create more bureaucratisation rather than less When P Chidambaram asks the tax department to meet collection targetsthe net result is not better enforcementit is more arbitrary harassment of honest citizens In the land acquisition billthe worrying part is not compensation or definitions of public purpose It is that it will create a bureaucratic nightmarewhich would take years to negotiate We haveat the momenta bureaucracy that is both overweening in its formal powers and scared in it actual functioning A fatal combination But complicity runs deeper We prided ourselves on a banking system that had weathered the financial crisis But then it turns out our banking system did a terrible job of assessing investment risk It over-concentrated creditengaged in lazy bankingimposed little accountability on large companies We thought the private sector would assess risk rightly In some casesit got short changed by governance failures But it is not exactly a state secret that much of the private sector entanglement in so many areas displays the same lack of discipline and hubris that government does It entered projects less on their technical meritsmore on its confidence that it could manipulate the system to extract inordinate returns At the slightest hint of accountabilitythe system began to collapse like a house of cards Like the governmentit got trapped into a combination of hubris and complacency The list could go on Behind the crisisthere is an intellectual failure There were some honourable exceptions But economic argument in India has become a blood sport in two respects Firstso much of the economic argument became by definition a mode of argument that we lost our grip on reality Secondeven resorting to empirical facts had the my favourite table versus your table feel to itwith a few people in responsible positions carefully working different vulnerabilities under different circumstances But never has a government been so bereft of intellectual candour within the system Indeedso many five-star economists in the system were so self-satisfied that they were dismissive of questions that have come to haunt us: sticky inflationcurrent account deficit etc Even post crisisthere is much evidence of argumentbut little evidence of thinkingin the true sense of the impoverished word (I should say that we political scientists are probably worsebut then we are also inconsequential) A couple of individuals may be giftedbut there is no confidence left in the knowledge systems in government The vote of no confidence from the economy is not just about the government It is scepticism about whether we can govern ourselves and intellectually grow up The writer is presidentCentre for Policy ResearchDelhiand a contributing editor for The Indian Express express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Do we have the knowledge base to make good judgement calls? In the firecracker market,instead of a jackpot, as the target.

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