first_img whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL Share Show Comments ▼ Just weeks after the launch of Nintendo’s top-selling 3DS console (above), sources say the Japanese firm is preparing to unveil a follow-up to its Wii (left) at the E3 event in June. It may feature an HD touchscreen display on its control pad. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Sunday 17 April 2011 10:13 pm NEW WII CONSOLE LIKELY last_img read more

Cim Financial Services Ltd ( Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgCim Financial Services Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Cim Financial Services Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cim Financial Services Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cim Financial Services Ltd (  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCim Financial Services Limited (Cim Group) is headquartered in Mauritius that is regulated by the bank of Mauritius as a non-banking deposit taking institution and licenced by the Financial Services Commission as a credit financing institution offering a range of credit.  The company avails individual consumers, SMEs and large corporates with financial services such as consumer finance, crediLimited t card, forex, leasing and factoring. Cim Financial Services is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Findings released in Parkview at Wekiva water testing

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSCity of ApopkaParkview at WekivaThe Florida Department of HealthWater testing Previous articleThe Apopka Voice Townhall set for Seats #1 and #2Next articleThe curious history of Forest Avenue – Part Two Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. From the City of Apopka Public Information OfficeThe Florida Department of Health (DOH) has determined that water and soil in Apopka’s Parkview at Wekiva subdivision do not violate federal and state allowable contaminant levels and that no health risk was identified.Soil and water testing was conducted in the neighborhood in December as a result of concerns raised by residents. The Department of Health stated that test results did not indicate any health risk and showed levels below the cleanup target levels for soil and the maximum contaminant levels for water. DOH will remain available to the community as it addresses any remaining concerns associated with this issue. Testing was conducted as part of a “PACE-EH” investigation. PACE-EH is an acronym for “Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health.”“This is good news for Parkview residents who can now have a higher level of comfort regarding their drinking water,” said Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. “We are confident that the testing was thorough and conclusive.”Water samples were specifically tested for coliform, nitrite, nitrate, and lead. The results show that the water does not contain any of the tested contaminants above the Maximum Contaminant Level for drinking water as established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.Three water samples were taken in the neighborhood on December 7, 2017, and were analyzed at Orange County Utilities’ Central Laboratory. The samples were taken from inside each residence as well as from the water meter in the front yard of each residence. Additionally, soil samples also were taken at each location from the first four inches of soils in each front yard as close to the water meter as possible.An analysis of the soil samples was completed by Flowers Lab to review the amount of metal contaminants in the soils. The results showed that four of the metals tested (arsenic, cadmium, selenium, and silver) had levels that were undetectable by their search parameters. The other four metals, (mercury, barium, chromium, and lead) had very small trace amounts of each present in the samples. A comparison of the analyzed levels to the Target Clean-up Levels established for residential area per the Florida Administrative Code Chapter 62-777 showed that the test results are significantly lower than the established values. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

Courtyard in Kudamatsu / Container Design

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2014 ArchDaily CopyHouses•Yamaguchi, Japan Courtyard in Kudamatsu / Container DesignSave this projectSaveCourtyard in Kudamatsu / Container Design Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  104 m² Area:  104 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Architects: Container Design Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Eiji TomitaPhotographs:  Eiji TomitaSave this picture!© Eiji TomitaText description provided by the architects. The client planned habitat as a part of site in their family home. The site is kudamatsu-city, Yamaguchi. The site is along a prefectural road. There is a lot of traffic. Their family home has been built at a point distant from the road. Their planning site was near the road.Save this picture!© Eiji TomitaTheir main hope is that they can pass between their family home and their children can run around inside and outside the house. Their planning site was used in a parking and croft. There was a fence, but was not a gate. The frontage was open for the prefectural road. I felt danger that their children playing here.Save this picture!© Eiji TomitaThere is the family home in the back toward northwest and is well-tended yard toward east. Their family home have the tiled roof and the wooden front door, a big good will. I felt the place with good vibes. I thought the necessary parking space, and the location of their family home, the connection of road.Save this picture!© Eiji TomitaI thought better that their family home is saw from the prefectural road. Therefore, their house was made near that road. As a result, I thought that their house will be made like a gate and fence in the site. The appearance of house show a big roof. That is homage of their family home.Save this picture!© Eiji TomitaTheir house was made big opening toward their family home. Thus, that was made them conscious about living with family home. And I thought that their children can pass between their family home to my home and they will not go to the prefectural road. Their house was made the space of courtyard like outside. Because their house connect a conscious of life. There was conscious toward their yard of family home, and toward their courtyard.Save this picture!SectionTheir house that their children run around safety has been planned by these conscious.Save this picture!© Eiji TomitaProject gallerySee allShow lessComedie de Bethune – National Drama Theater / Manuelle Gautrand ArchitectureSelected ProjectsLast Call: Architects Summoned to Envision Public Space for Moscow’s Kristall CityArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Eiji Tomita+ 24 Share CopyAbout this officeContainer DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYamaguchiHousesJapanPublished on February 23, 2015Cite: “Courtyard in Kudamatsu / Container Design” 22 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Courtyard in Kudamatsu / Container Design Japan 2014 Photographs Projects Year:  “COPY” Houseslast_img read more

The Guardian’s Christmas Charity Appeal focuses on Domestic Violence

first_img Howard Lake | 1 December 2003 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. The Guardian’s Christmas Charity Appeal focuses on Domestic Violence AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Philanthropy Capital is delighted to announce that the Guardian’s 2003 Christmas Charity Appeal is focusing on domestic violence charities in the UK. Money raised in the UK appeal will be distributed amongst nine organisations making genuine progress in the fight against domestic violence against women. Each of these charities has been independently assessed and recommended by NPC.The appeal draws on NPC’s research report “Charity Begins at Home: Domestic Violence: A Guide for Donors and grant-makers” which identified domestic violence as an area in which charities are under-funded, and where the statutory response, although improving, is inadequate and thus the role of charities is essential.The Guardian’s decision to address a whole area of social need rather than one specific charity is an innovative approach which aims to give donors the opportunity to support a range of organisations, many of which have neither the fund-raising resources nor the national profile to access funds from the public, and which are therefore reliant on other sources such as grant-making trusts.For details about the appeal and how to donate, visit AIDS DayToday (1st December) is World AIDS Day. There are around 45 million people worldwide infected with HIV. Over 10% of them live in South Africa.The South African Government, after much feet dragging, has unveiled a plan to roll out universal anti-retroviral treatment over five years. While this is good news, there is still an imperative role for philanthropists. NPC estimate that, despite this plan, over 1 million South Africans will die of AIDS before the treatment plan reaches universal coverage in 2008.NPC published a comprehensive guide for donors on HIV/AIDS in South Africa – “Rhetoric to Action” – in August 2003. Attached is an NPC update which details the Government’s new plans and provides donors with funding recommendations on some highly effective charities that are tackling AIDS on the ground. These include: organisations providing a bridgehead and facilitating advocacy to speed the roll out of government funding; projects providing orphan support and palliative care to those who miss out on the treatment plan; charities involved in the prevention of HIV.NPC is available to advise donors and structure grant agreements. For further information see or contact [email protected] Mercer, Chief ExecutiveNew Philanthropy CapitalReg Charity No: 1091450. Trustees: David Robins, Gavyn Davies, Peter Mallinson, Harvey McGrath, Peter Sweatman, Peter Wheeler  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: christmas corporatelast_img read more

CTT launches online weekly lottery system for charities

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 CTT will charge £450 to set up a eDraws facility which includes building the site and its administration system, and establishing the direct debit facility. It then charges 20% per £1 entry.CTT say that the system can usually be built and ready for launch in eight weeks.Three charities, including Help the Aged, are already running eDraws weekly lotteries and CTT expects to increase this to 40 charities this year. Help the Aged has raised £2000 already in subscriptions from its eDraws.Charity Funding and Promotion (CFP) is a processor of charity raffles, raising over £15 million for its charity clients in 2002.Charity Technology Trust (CTT) is a UK registered charity which developed the UK’s only online raffles service which has been used by over 40 charities since its launch in 2001. Sisson Marketing International Limited (SMI) is a certified External Lottery Manager which manages both offline and online lotteries on behalf of charities across the UK.  111 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 7 April 2004 | News Charity Funding Promotion in association with Charity Technology Trust and Sisson Marketing International Limited has developed eDraws, a secure online entry processing system for charities and other Societies operating weekly lotteries.The system will for the first time enable charities to promote their lotteries online, thereby generating new incremental sales. It is designed for charities already operating a weekly draw or those planning to offer such a subscription-based draw.Supporters to an eDraws weekly lottery choose whether they want one or two entries per week and then complete the registration and payment. They can choose from a quarterly direct debit or a credit/debit card payment. CTT say that “the system produces all the emails and reports needed to meet your administration and reporting requirements.” For example, the system generates two e-mails: one on registration and one after their payment has been approved and set up. This two-stage process is required under Society Lottery rules. A charity’s lottery page is updated each week with last week’s winners plus any other information that the charity wishes to add. The whole system runs on the online raffles system developed by CTT in 2001. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Gaming CTT launches online weekly lottery system for charities About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Win one of ten £1,000 community grants in crossword competition

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Win one of ten £1,000 community grants in crossword competition Howard Lake | 17 June 2007 | News As part of Starbucks’ involvement in the Royal Society of Arts’s Coffeehouse Challenge, the coffee chain is offering the opportunity to win one of ten £1,000 community grants in a crossword competition. The ten winners will be able to donate their grant to a registered charity of their choice.To enter the competition you can complete the crossword by visiting a Starbucks and picking up the first edition of ‘The Coffee Scoop’ newsletter – “all the latest from the world of coffee”. Alternatively you can download it from the Coffeehouse Challenge website.All the clues relate to the community and environment. Advertisement The closing date for entries is 5 August 2007, and winners will be drawn at random on 10 August.Eligible recipients of the grants “must be registered with the Charities Commission and must not be under investigation or be a state funded school.” They must also be based in the UK.  19 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

City Council approves water rate hike

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Joey McReynolds The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month Joey McReynolds Linkedin Joey McReynolds ReddIt Joey McReynolds Facebook printThe Fort Worth City Council voted 8-1 on Tuesday to raise water and sewage rates beginning Jan. 1.The hikes were primarily due to pipeline and infrastructure costs, as well as costs to treat wastewater and meet new environmental regulations, said Mary Gugliuzza, public education coordinator for the water department.“Raw water is the big one, and we’re expecting it to continue into the next few years,”  Gugliuzza said.Water rates in Fort Worth are structured in tiers. Customers who use more water pay higher rates. Beginning in January, the usage amounts for each tier will change, even though the rates within the tiers will not.Usage amounts are measured in CCF, or 100 cubic feet of water. The lowest tier currently includes households using 8 CCF or less. Next year, that tier will be 200 cubic feet lower, only covering customers who use 6 CCF or less.For example, customers consuming around 7 CCF are currently paying $2.07 per CCF. Next year, they’ll pay $2.96 per CCF.According to a Fort Worth water department report, average residential users can expect their water bill to increase by $5.42 per month. Efficient consumers may only see a $2.58 increase per month, while large consumers will see a $16.24 increase per month.The annual increase for average users is 9.98 percent, according to the report.Council concernsCouncilman Cary Moon, newly elected in May, said he took a deep look at the expenses, concerned the rate increases were unnecessary.“In my professional experience, I’ve seen that the first option is always to charge the customer more,” Moon said.But on Tuesday night, after lengthy research and careful consideration, Moon voted in favor of the increase.“I want to thank the staff for putting up with me and my inquiries, and wanted council to know I did complete as much due diligence on this as possible and it’s apparent,” Moon said.He said that after looking through the expenses, he realized a third of the costs came from the regional water district itself.Moon suggested keeping residential bills low by changing the amortization period of the debt the department takes on from 20 years to 30 years and offering a discount to customers who forgo a paper bill.“We actually still have a cost associated with generating a PDF of the bill,” Gugliuzza said.The water department was accepting comments over the proposed rate increases up until last week, but they only received feedback from one person who expressed concern over the new rates, Gugliuzza said.Jungus Jordan was the only council member to vote against the rate increase, but he could not be reached to comment on why. He did, however, vote in favor of a similar proposal to raise wholesale water rates.“While it never is easy to raise them, in this case for our growth and in order to continue to deliver the excellent water we have, I too will support this, and I’m not one to support a lot of rate increases,” Mayor Betsy Price said at  Tuesday’s meeting.The new water rates were voted on as part of the 2016 budget. The complete budget will be voted on and adopted at the city council meeting on Sept. 15. Previous articleSGA gives first-year students a sayNext articleThe Skiff: September 3, 2015 Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Twitter Joey McReynolds ReddIt Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center Facebooklast_img read more

Report: GSEs Purchased Risky Loans Despite Red Flags

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Report: GSEs Purchased Risky Loans Despite Red Flags Appraisals Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac 2014-02-06 Krista Franks Brock Report: GSEs Purchased Risky Loans Despite Red Flags Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Appraisals Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News, Secondary Market Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and, MReport and She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribecenter_img Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago February 6, 2014 976 Views About Author: Krista Franks Brock Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Law Firm Barrett Daffin Frappier Turner & Engel Recruits New Partners Next: Expired Tax Relief Could Increase Pressure on Troubled Borrowers About four years after the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) directed the GSEs to develop a uniform collateral data portal, the Office of the Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA OIG) finds the portal is not being used to its potential, and the GSEs continue to purchase loans with red flags.After “extensive” development and testing, the OIG concluded in a recent audit, “more remains to be done to use the portal’s data to minimize the risk of loss.”Both enterprises continue to purchase loans despite warning messages from the portal, according to a report the OIG released Thursday.Fannie Mae purchased 56,000 loans for a total of $13 billion from January through June of last year despite warnings from the portal indicating the loans might not meet the GSE’s underwriting requirements, according to the OIG.Meanwhile, Freddie Mac purchased 29,000 loans for a total of $6.7 billion from June through September despite warnings regarding the properties’ valuations, according to the OIG.Each of the 56,000 loans purchased by Fannie Mae came with between one and nine caution messages regarding the loan’s quality.The messages dealt with such issues as confirmation of repairs and “unauthorized use of single-family loan funds,” according to the OIG, and in each case the warning message was disregarded using an automatic override.Fannie Mae purchased the loans and “focused its efforts on reviewing the loans for conformance with its requirements after it bought them,” according to the OIG.Fannie Mae reportedly “did not require lenders to explain or resolve potential problems ranging from formatting issues to violations of its underwriting requirements,” according to the OIG.Similarly, Freddie Mac purchased more than 29,000 loans despite the portal’s warning that “either no property value could be provided or the value of the property was in question,” according to the OIG. In fact, in some cases the portal could not even verify that the address existed.Like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac’s approach was to override the warnings and review the loans for issues after purchasing them.In fact, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both claimed they did not want to “burden lenders with having to respond to messages,” according to the OIG.The OIG audit also detected 414,000 instances in which the portal found that an appraiser’s license could not be verified.The “uniform collateral data portal is intended to improve appraisal data quality and risk management for the Enterprises by collecting appraisal data to help them make informed decisions about the loans they buy,” the OIG reported.“However, as demonstrated by the results of this audit, these goals are at risk of not being achieved,” the OIG stated.On the bright side, the audit did cause the GSEs to consider 23 loans totaling $3.4 million for repurchase.last_img read more

Man in his 50’s seriously assaulted in Derry

first_img Man in his 50’s seriously assaulted in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in the Bloomfield Park area of Derry early this morning.Shortly before 6.30am it was reported that a man aged in his 50’s had been the victim of a serious assault in the area.He was taken to hospital for treatment for a serious head injury.Detective Inspector Conor McStravick is appealing for anyone who was in the area of Bloomfield Park early this morning and who witnessed the assault or anyone with any information that could assist with the investigation to contact Detectives in Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101.Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Twitter Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Google+center_img Homepage BannerNews Facebook Previous articleHarte looks to the future and confirms he will stay on as Tyrone bossNext articleUpdate: Police investigating death of young man in Derry are treating it as unexplained News Highland Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Twitter By News Highland – August 24, 2015 last_img read more

Donegal to mark World Suicide Prevention Day

first_imgNewsx Adverts Google+ WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Donegal to mark World Suicide Prevention Day Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook Tomorrow is World Suicide Prevention Day, with a number of events taking place in Donegal, including the release in Buncrana of several Chinese Lanterns representing people who have been lost.Meanwhile, the HSE says it is stepping up its delivery of two suicide prevention courses throughout the county, and is trying to ensure that all communities have members who are trained in suicide prevention.Suicide Resource Officer Anne Sheridan says the HSE in Donegal has some of the most skilled, professional and committed trainers in the country.She’s been outlining what the the courses entail:[podcast][/podcast]Clerical abuse in the Catholic Church is set to dominate proceedings at a conference on suicide prevention, taking place in Dublin this morning.Last weekend, the Vatican’s reaction to the Cloyne report was criticised by victims groups – which accused the Holy See of failing to take adequate responsibility for its role in the scandal.Father Aidan Troy believes the hurt caused to victims has been compounded by the Vatican’s response:[podcast][/podcast] Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img Previous articleMFG – Government exploring alternative ways of delivering servicesNext articleMeeting to address MFG crisis and explore future options News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – September 9, 2011 Twitter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quotalast_img read more

High court judge to quash A5 upgrade

first_img Google+ High court judge to quash A5 upgrade 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleLetterkenny – Galway cancer bus service under serious financial pressureNext articleNorths Regional Development Minister to prepare submissions in relation to Habitats Directive in relation to A5 News Highland Facebook A High Court judge has said he is minded to quash the regional development minister’s decision to proceed with the A5 dual carriageway.Uncertainty now surrounds the overall project.Farmers, businessmen and landowners have joined together under the Alternative A5 Alliance grouping in a legal challenge to the planned stretch of dual carriageway between Derry and Aughnacloy.Mr Justice Stephens rejected the overwhelming majority of the Alternative A5 Alliances grounds of challenge opposing the scheme.However he upheld one of the grounds of appeal.That was that appropriate assessment under the Habitats Directive should have been, but had not been, carried out.On that basis, the judge indicated that he was minded to quash the minister’s decision to begin constructing the dual carriageway.However, he has given the department until Wednesday 20 March to make further submissions on whether they were in breach of the Habitats Directive. WhatsAppcenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – March 12, 2013 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter News Facebook WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

CAC’s mediation role is called into question

first_img Previous Article Next Article CAC’s mediation role is called into questionOn 13 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Employers and legal experts questioned this week whether the mediating body that will resolve union recognition disputes can do its job properly.The claims came after it emerged that firms fighting recognition rights with unions will be told by members of the Central Arbitration Committee not to tell them everything, as it may have to use that information against them later.The revelation questions the ability of the CAC to play any meaningful role in helping employers and unions reach an amicable agreement on recognition – one of its main duties.The problem is caused by the CAC’s conflicting role as both mediator and judge. Its first duty is to act as go-between, listening to each side’s position and trying to broker an agreement. It will consider which employees should make up the bargaining unit and how the process should work when a union makes a claim for recognition.But if an agreement cannot be reached it will act as judge and impose a decision. Anything it has learnt in the mediation process will influence its decision.Raymond Jeffers, head of employment law at Linklaters said the CAC’s role as mediator will be compromised as employers will not be able to speak freely.Sir Michael Burton, chairman of the CAC admitted that it will have to advise employers not to tell it certain things. “We will have to say there are certain facts that we won’t be able to put out of our minds,” he told Personnel Today. “We may say to someone ‘don’t tell us that, keep it for Acas or for yourselves’.”Michael Gooddie, HR director at GNER and an expert in industrial relations, said the success of mediation depends on honesty and openness. “Everything has to be brought out into the open. What is not brought out will potentially wreck the process downstream,” he said. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Equal pay gap widens for first time in five years

first_img Previous Article Next Article The gap between men and women’s wages has widened for the first time since1997. According to the New Earnings Survey statistics by the Office for NationalStatistics, women who work full-time earn just 81.2 per cent of the averagefull-time male wage, compared to 81.5 per cent in 2001. They also show thatpart-time female staff earn 58.9 per cent of the male full-time average hourlywage, compared to 58.7 per cent in 2001. The Office for National Statistics said the boost to low-earning women’ssalaries from last October’s increase in the minimum wage, was wiped out by theimpact of large pay rises for male professional and managerial workers inLondon. The widening pay gap has also been attributed to big pay deals for theCity’s predominantly male workforce over the past year. Chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission Julie Mellor said: “Womenwho work part-time pay a heavy price for not working the traditionalnine-to-five. Those in typical part-time jobs such as cleaning or catering,which offer the flexible hours they need to look after their children, findthere are low hourly rates of pay. We just don’t put a proper value on thesetypes of jobs because they have traditionally been done by women,” shesaid. “Britain’s woeful record on pay has to change if we are ever to see amore equal society. It will only change if companies of all sizes review theway that they pay their staff. It is not enough to recognise the problem. Overthe longer term the Government needs to look at why women’s jobs remainundervalued and underpaid.” The EOC has developed an Equal Pay Kit to help employers carry out payreviews, and also developed guidance for software producers developing ITpackages which can be used to assess companies’ pay systems. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Equal pay gap widens for first time in five yearsOn 29 Oct 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Seven deadly sins

first_imgAhost of legislation kicks in when an outsourcing deal is under way.  Learn from the most common mistakes, to makesure that everyone – and everything – is covered. Helen jerry reportsOutsourcing– which involves the transfer of employees between a customer and supplier –presents complex legal issues. When a business unit changes hands a host oflegislative issues relating to employment rights arise. But practical actionscan prevent or overcome a number of nightmare situations.Theterms and conditions of employment for outsourced staff in the UK are protectedby the Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE),which are derived from European legislation under the Acquired Rights Directive(ARD). TheARD places unexpected restrictions on employers when outsourcing staff andprevents the outsourcing of workforces without employers taking proper steps toinform and consult with staff about the expected impact.–Mixing business transfers with business downsizing and redundanciesInsome instances, economics may require an employer to undertake an outsourcingproject and cut jobs at the same time. Business transfers of employees andredundancies can clash. To avoid the clash, employers needs to be clear on thefacts behind its strategy. Will the downsizing and business transfer besimultaneous? If so, are the two related? If there is a relationship, then theemployer may face claims because job losses connected with the TUPE transfermay automatically be unfair. Consequently, the employer faces an expensive andmessy situation – and a public relations crisis.Ifthe employer can show the two issues are not inherently related, however, itmay have a statutory defence to the claims, an ETO (economic, technical ororganisational) reason entailing changes in the workforce, which should defusethe crisis.Toshow the transfer and redundancies are unrelated, a paper trail, proving theETO, is important. But to avoid the necessity of proving the ETO at allrequires effective communication with the workforce. Properly informed staffare less motivated to make claims.Ideally,communication begins before the formal consultation processes. An employer haslegal duties to inform and consult under TUPE and in mass redundancysituations. This can mean managing several streams of parallel and possibleoverlapping consultation (under TUPE, collective redundancy legislation and onindividual redundancies) at the same time. Thehuman resources department will need to ensure employee representatives are inplace, that the right people are consulted on the right matters, and that theaims (commercial and legal) of each consultation are borne in mind throughout.Early, transparent communication will alleviate the stress of this. –Failing to spot the impact of the deal’s employee dimension on timeframesAnemployer may be wholly unaware that the TUPE regulations require consultationwith employees – and that these duties must be factored into the outsourcingtimetable. Early liaison between HR and the commercial team is essential sothat the facts of the outsourcing can be established and the risks of failureto inform and consult staff flagged. Furthermore,HR’s early involvement enables that team to understand the scope of the dealand the headcount involved as well as identifying the necessity to consult, ifapplicable. Any changes to staff conditions or benefits mean consultation mustgo ahead.Theactual impact on timing will depend on all the facts. If there is asimultaneous downsizing exercise, and multiple jurisdictions are involved,consultation on the outsourcing may involve a period of up to a year or more insome European countries with criminal, as well as civil, penalties for failureto comply with the law. For unprepared employers, this can mean an unacceptablelevel of delay in deal timeframes and frequently “difficult” European countriesare removed from scope at short notice where insufficient planning has beenprovided for. Commercially, this is usually an undesirable outcome.–Failing to look at the end from the beginningAnoutsourcing company must think now about what will happen at the end of itsoutsourcing contract. When the contract is about to expire, and the servicesare offered for tender to new suppliers, the customer must identify theprovisions, if any, which will assist a potential retransfer either backin-house or on to a new supplier. Withoutthe right contractual framework, the employer may be unable to identifyaccurately how many people will be transferring, what their terms andconditions are and also what potential claims are lurking that will transferwith the staff; under TUPE, the liability for most claims transfers to the newemployer. This onus of responsibility can be amended by tight contractualdrafting. Therefore, what liabilities the parties are prepared to accept, bothat the beginning and end of a contract, must be established when the contractis initially drafted. Specific termination assistance should be included, suchas a requirement for the provision of: –Employee information–A hands-off period for key, and potentially transferring, staff–Transfer of key individuals who may not be covered by TUPE –Indemnities for apportionment of risk–Obligations impacting successor suppliers.Thesupplier will only be prepared to discuss these terms at the beginning of acontract, rather than at the end when it risks losing out to a competitor.–Ignoring third-party employeesATUPE outsourcing may unexpectedly involve the movement of staff in addition tothe obvious dedicated workforce. To avoid difficulties with both claims fromunidentified additional transferring employees, as well as the difficultiesposed by the non-transfer of key individuals, an employer should carefullyidentify as soon as possible who is in scope and who they work for – andwhether they are likely to transfer under TUPE. Foursets of people to consider are: the employer’s own employees; those who arededicated to a service that has already been outsourced; any subcontractoremployees; and individual contractors. The complications of failing to identifythe actual transferring workforce are many.Forinstance, thought needs to be given as to which party picks up the costs offailing to inform and consult with any additional employees who transfer.Further, in Europe, subcontractor staff do not normally transfer across underthe Acquired Rights Directive. However, if the subcontract under which theywork allows the customer control over their day-to-day working then they mayclaim co-employment by the customer and, as an employee, they could claim theytransfer across to the customer’s supplier. And so on.Toiron out any co-employment issues that may arise in Europe, local legal adviceshould be taken early on. –Ignoring a European Works CouncilInthe rush to contract-out services, a company may misunderstand the role of itsWorks Council. Lawyers will normally use this term to refer to the EuropeanWorks Councils set up under European legislation, but in many organisations theterm is actually commonly used to refer to local employee representative fora. Theconfusion becomes a problem when a company believes it is complying with itsduties to consult with its Works Council, but it is actually talking only tolocal employee representatives in each country. Both sorts of works councilswill need to be involved in consultation, both in accordance with theirconstitutions.–Failure to understand the impact of data protection lawThereis a prevalent misconception about how much information can be shared with apotential supplier at each stage before completion of an outsourcing. If anemployer gives away too much specific personal information (such as salary)during due diligence without express consent of an individual, it is likely tobe in breach of the European Data Protection Directive. To avoid this, ensurepersonnel information is anonymous and relates to bands of employees. Becertain that detailed information cannot be specifically linked to any oneperson. Immediately before  completion,more specific information can be shared, for instance, to facilitate seamlesspayroll provision.–Failing to consider the effects of an outsourcing that covers more than onecountryWhenan outsourcing covers more than one country it may be complicated by mixingvarious legislative frameworks together. Problems arise with an agreement thathas been drafted with the legislation of one country in mind but which is thenrolled-out and applied to a number of countries. Wiseoutsourcing companies will factor in the time and cost of getting local adviceabout whether the contract terms are lawful or enforceable in each specificjurisdiction. It is vital to make any necessary local variation agreements toensure contractual certainty. This process can be complicated by differences ofopinion between local lawyers taking a purist approach and in-house humanresources departments that have local understandings and agreements with staff.Factorin the time necessary to get the necessary advice and to ensure the advicereceived is consistent and accepted locally. If not, multi-million eurotransactions may be held up at the last minute for lack of agreement in ajurisdiction with only a handful of affected staff.ConclusionTosummarise, the common pitfalls encountered in the people aspects of anoutsourcing deal can all be minimised in most cases by: early fact-finding; arealistic approach to the timing needed to ensure compliance with the statutoryregime; and an open, and open-minded, approach to communication with staff. Affectedemployees are real people with real jobs – and while they rarely have theopportunity to stop a company doing what it wants, they will have the power tomake the process as easy – or as painful – as the company makes it for them.HelenJerry is head of employment law at Shaw Pittman UK Related posts:No related photos. Seven deadly sinsOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

If something works, let’s prove it – now

first_imgIf something works, let’s prove it – nowBy Jane King on 12 Oct 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Leadership development can be an inspiring learning experience for the individual, but for the employer it is an expensive leap of faith. It’s puzzling that in 2004, millions are being spent on something for which there is little quantifiable evidence to prove that it works. We all want to believe that leadership development makes a difference – that there’s a causal link to employee and organisational performance – and yet we struggle to prove it. Key players in the leadership movement have been questioning the lack of effort around measuring return on investment and linking it to business goals (see page 1). Both the providers in this field and HR teams must take responsibility for this ongoing weakness. From a provider’s point of view, it seems ironic that some continue to win significant business in this sphere without providing the tools to truly evaluate their effectiveness. HR has been allowed to get away with it because few business leaders understand the concept and even fewer have actually benefited from leadership development themselves. Paul Kearns’ criticisms of the BBC’s leadership approach will have been well intended as a warning to other businesses. He has been one of the strongest and most effective advocates for the HR profession to be accountable and to get into shape with human capital management. For years, his mantra has been: talk about the value not the cost and look for outputs not inputs. The BBC defends its lack of performance objectives by insisting that it’s a public service with no bottom line. But the same applies to local government, the NHS, and all the emergency services, which are all wrestling with the challenges on a day-to-day basis. At its most simplistic, just tracking change in your leaders once they have been involved in development initiatives is a good starting point. For instance, are there differences over time and what contribution has this made towards achieving the overall strategy? Retailers, for example, are now able to quantify the relationship between the development of their leaders and increased levels of satisfied employees and customers. As the most high-profile public-sector organisation, the BBC should be aiming to set an example for the rest of the country to follow. And while financial measures may not always be the right tool for measuring success at organisations like the BBC, some attempt at evaluation is essential, even when something as subjective as creativity is a key output. Leadership providers are doing themselves a disservice if they ignore the need for hard results. There are some fantastic development schemes out there, but too many are failing to prove their worth. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Merry Christmas and a happier New Year!

first_imgHome » News » Merry Christmas and a happier New Year! previous nextMerry Christmas and a happier New Year!It’s been a weird year for us as much as it has for the property industry. Let’s drink to returning to a semblance of normality.The Negotiator24th December 20200256 Views Merry Xmas to all our readers, and hopefully – Covid vaccine willing – a very happy New Year.The Negotiator has been here for over 35 years now, reporting on the property industry. But it’s safe to say we’ve never seen a year like 2020.It’s been a weird mix of moving some of our operations online, postponing gatherings and working from home even more than we did before, all while a mini-boom has hit the property market.And while estate agents saw property sales escalate after the property market re-opened following the first national lockdown, we’ve seen visits to our website double this year, which we launched four years ago alongside our existing magazine, awards and conference.Let’s hope the Government can get Brexit sorted, manage the defeat of Covid and that 2021 will be year the nation returned to a semblance of normality.The Negotiator teammerry christmas happy new year 2021 December 24, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Longines Global Champions Tour Madrid Confirmed

first_img Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. From May 21-23, 2021, the grass arena of the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid will once again receive the best riders and horses in the world with the arrival of the Longines Global Champions Tour and the Global Champions League. It will be the second leg for the tour in 2021 and the first major outdoor equestrian event of the season in Europe.The Organizing Committee of the event will redouble its efforts to guarantee the health safety of the event. The capacity will be limited to 50% and anti-COVID-19 and anti-EHV protocols will be implemented.It will be the 110th edition of the CSI Madrid, the oldest international sporting event in the capital of Spain. The sports program will distribute close to € 1,000,000 in prizes distributed among the 15 classes. Highlights include the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix on Saturday and the Copa de S.M el Rey Caser Seguros Trophy on Sunday. Tags: show jumping, Longines Global Champions Tour, CSI Madrid, SIGN UP Email*last_img read more

ASHS – Associate/Professor Occupational Therapy

first_imgA.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences(ATSU-ASHS), Department of Occupational Therapy invitesapplications for a mid-career faculty position at the associateprofessor or professor ranks for the accredited residential MSOTand OTD programs. The position will require relocation to thegreater Phoenix area as programs are fully residential.Responsibilities :Teach, design, and/or manage assigned components of the entry-levelMS and OTD curriculum. Advise and mentor students for research andcapstone projects. Facilitate development ofexperiential/community-based components of the entry-levelresidential OT curriculum with university partners. Teach in areasof content expertise, and develop an active scholarship /researchagenda to provide research opportunities for students. Participatein departmental, institutional and/or other professional serviceactivities that support the mission of the institution. Serve oncommittees as assigned.Qualifications/Requirements:Academic doctoral degree required or in progress from anaccredited institution (PhD preferred).Established record of scholarship and student advising.Licensed/eligible for Arizona OT licensure.Knowledge/experience in OT education, scholarship, andresearch.Minimum of 5 years experience in occupational therapy that mustinclude at least 2 years’ experience in an academic setting.Teaching experience in any of the following areas: behavioralhealth; pediatrics; research methods, evidence-based practice;neuroscience and/or pathophysiology; and/or administration andmanagement.Clinical experience in settings with pediatrics and/ or mentalhealth practice.Prior teaching experience required.Previous experience as a full-time faculty with teachingresponsibilities at the post-baccalaureate level, stronglydesired. Interested persons should apply online and submit a letter ofinterest and curriculum vitae.Please contact Jyothi Gupta, PhD, chair and program director, [email protected] for additional information.last_img read more

Oriel fellow on the way to being canonised

first_imgA former student of Trinity Collegeand Fellow of Oriel, John Henry Newman, is heading towards canonization after aBoston deacon claimed that prayers to the Oxford theologian curedhim of a spinal disorder.Newman was a key member of the OxfordMovement, also known as Tractarianism, which was a controversial Anglican highchurch movement active in the 1830s. He was made vicar of the University Churchof St Mary the Virgin on High Street in 1828. Newman shocked the Victorian Anglicanchurch by his conversion to Catholicism in 1845, and founded the EnglishOratory in Birminghamin 1848. Newman’s beatification cause, thefirst step towards becoming a saint, was opened in 1958. He can already bedescribed as the Venerable John Henry Newman, but canon law requires a miracleto be performed by the individual before they can be considered a candidate forsainthood.Until the miracle described bythe Bostondeacon, who cannot be named, no miracles had previously been performed at Newman’sintercession. “I had to tell [Pope John Paul II] that the English are not verygood at miracles,” Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor said in an article in TheTimes. “It’s not that we are not pious, but the English tend to think of God asa gentleman who should not be bullied.”  The current head of the Catholic Church,Pope Benedict XVI, is said to have admired Newman since his days as a student.In a letter to TrinityCollege, where Newman wasthe first Honorary Fellow, he praised the Cardinal’s “disciplined commitment tothe pursuit of religious truth”. Father Robert Byrne, Provost ofthe Oxford Oratory which was founded by former members of Newman’s Birmingham oratory, said “Newman has long been associatedwith Oxford andso we are absolutely  delighted with thenews.” If canonised, Newman will be the firstEnglish saint since the Reformation. Other Oxfordsaints include St Frideswide, the patron saint of Oxford,and St Edmund Campion, a scholar of StJohn’s college martyred at Tyburn in 1581 and canonisedin 1970. Clare Hopkins, archivist of Trinity College said “[The honorary Fellowship] wasan honour that meant a great deal to him, as it was only six years after theStatutes of the University had changed to allow Catholics to be members,something that had been denied to them since the reign of Elizabeth I. Hisvisit to Trinity was his first visit to Oxfordsince his conversion…TrinityCollege remains veryproud of John Henry Newman today.”ARCHIVE: 3rd week MT 2005last_img read more

Walk for the Wounded on Ocean City Boardwalk Set for Saturday Morning

first_img2013 Walk for the Wounded on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ.Ocean City Home Bank and Operation First Response — a nonprofit organization that provides financial support to injured soldiers and their families — will present the sixth annual Walk for the Wounded on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday (Sept. 27).WHO: The event involves:Operation First Response, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to wounded soldiers and their familiesMedal of Honor Sponsor Ocean City Home Bank, and numerous other supporters, advertisers, and walkersThe Ocean City Fire Department who work tirelessly selling stickers and T-shirts to raise money for Walk for the WoundedCongressman Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey Senator Jeff Van Drew, and Ocean City Mayor Jay GillianSergeant Robert Gordon, who served five years in the United States Army Airborne Rangers, will speak. Sergeant Gordon served two tours in Afghanistan and one tour in Iraq. He is now fighting Medullary Thyroid Cancer, a rare cancer that only attacks approximately 1,700 people a year.WHAT: The 6th Annual Walk for the Wounded, a three-mile walk aimed at drawing attention to the plight of returning soldiers and their families, while raising funds to help meet their critical needsWHEN: Saturday, September 278:00 am: Tidal Wave begins to perform8:30 am: Registration begins9:30 am: Introductions and welcomes, including: Steve Brady, President and CEO of Ocean City Home Bank; Emcee Phil Martelli; Benediction by Jim Schmidt of Shore Medical Center Pastoral                                                         Services; Pledge of Allegiance by Ocean City American Legion; National Anthem by Marmora resident Julia Fumo, age 13; Presentation by Ocean City Fire Department9:55 am: Remarks: Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian; New Jersey State Senator Jeff Van Drew; Congressman Frank LoBiondo; Lisa Jenkins, wife of a soldier who has been helped by Operation First Response10:05 am: Keynote Speaker Sergeant Robert Gordon10:10 am: The three-mile walk begins at the Music Pier and proceeds to 14th Street1:00 pm: All children who raise $10 or more receive a wristband for rides at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier from 1:00 to 5:00 pmWHERE: Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City, New Jersey__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ocean City Then and Now: Baby Parade Is Thursday

first_imgTwins Lee and Stanley Heist in the 1915 Ocean City Baby ParadeThe Ocean City Sentinel had a front page article about the Ocean City’s Baby Parade 100 years ago on Sept. 9, 1915.It began: “The parade, under the auspices of the Hotel Proprietors’ Association, was a complete success in point of turnout and the uniqueness of many of the costumes of the little ones. It served to draw thousands of people to the Boardwalk forming one of the greatest throngs ever seen there, and the parade pleased all.”The article included a picture of the award-winning twins, Lee and Stanley Heist, who were dressed as Ocean City lifeguards (see image above).The 106th annual Baby Parade will be held August 13 on the Boardwalk from Sixth Street to 12th Street. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m.— By Fred Miller, historian and former OCBP lieutenantlast_img read more


first_imgSome things never cease to amaze me. They are so blindingly obvious that you think, how can that possibly be? We are worried sick about the number of people carrying knives but do NOTHING to ban them. They are as deadly as guns, so why are we afraid of zero tolerance on something so dangerous? Why talk about putting metal detectors in schools and on stations? Instead, why not make the perpetrators fear the punishment more than the crime?It is certainly a question posed by a bakery worker who, between his car and the door of the bakery, came face to face with a thug brandishing a knife in the early hours of Monday morning. He found the courage to push the guy backwards and then, as he put it, run for his life.He saw no point in talking to the police and was glad of the few quiet hours to get over the shock. He is angry at ‘society’ more than at the knifeman. But he is a lot luckier than the special constable stabbed last week. So those of you at bakeries and in-stores who start early in the morning, please be vigilant; life on the streets has changed considerably.Change is certainly on the menu in a different way at Dunns of Crouch End where the craft bakery is “re-thinking entrenched opinions” (pg 12). “When we say, ‘We’ve always sold things this way, we’ve never done that,’ it can sometimes be an incredible handicap,” says proprietor Chris Freeman. He has introduced Sunday opening, learned from customers carrying Starbucks coffee into the shop, reaped financial benefits from advertising the use of lower GI breads and premium sandwich fillings and catered for ‘free-from’ requests.Greggs meanwhile is increasing its range of ‘healthy’ options while Jim Winship of the British Sandwich Association tells us about the growth of ‘premium’ sandwiches, and the need to educate the public about reducing salt gradually. Pure common sense!Finally this week – calling all plant bakers – we have the first ever category for plant production managers in the Baking Industry Awards, sponsored by Zeelandia. I am delighted that this sector of the industry is represented at last. If your plant bakery has an efficient production manager, please send off for an entry form now! We look forward to seeing you at the Grosvenor House on September 18.last_img read more

Hatco boasts fresh toaster line

first_imgHatco has launched a pull-up slot toaster, which is available in two-slot, four-slot and six-slot variants.The toaster comes finished in stainless steel and has a removable crumb tray.It features easy-to-use control knobs and is simple to dismantle, says the company, adding that even untrained staff can change elements, thus avoiding the need for users to call out expensive engineers.[]last_img

Legendary Composer Hans Zimmer Announces First Ever Tour Dates In America

first_imgAfter embarking on his first ever tour this year in Europe, legendary film composer Hans Zimmer has announced that he will bring this unique musical offering to the United States for a run of shows. The performances will showcase the greatest hits from his remarkable career, split into two sets: the first set will include the scores for The Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean and more, and the second set will focus on Zimmer’s groundbreaking work with director Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, and Interstellar.Zimmer has also promised that “special guests from the rock and pop world” will join him at select stops throughout the tour. Zimmer is excited to hit the road, saying via a press release that “performing a concert series like this is something that I have always wanted to do. I am very excited to get some of my very talented friends together and give our audiences an experience unlike any concert they have ever been to before.”To get an idea of the awesome audio-visual experience of this tour, check out this fan-shot video from one of his stops in Europe from this past summer, courtesy of YouTube user Justin Dijkshoorn. The video contains the majority of a show and features material from Driving Miss Daisy, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Thin Red Line, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Dark Knight, Aurora, Interstellar, and Inception.The tour will only make three stops in the United States, all of them on the West Coast. Zimmer will hit the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on April 14th, The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on April 19th, and The Park Theater in Las Vegas on April 21st. The tour will then make a quick stop in Australia before returning to Europe for a lengthy tour that will take up most of May and June. See below for a full list of upcoming Hans Zimmer tour dates.Hans Zimmer 2017 Tour Dates:04/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater04/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium04/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Park Theater04/29 – Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena05/02 – Sydney, AU @ Qudos Bank Arena05/04 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena05/06 – Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre05/08 – Perth, AU @ Perth Arena05/16 – Helsinki, FI @ Hartwall Arena05/18 – Stockholm, SE @ Ericsson Globe05/20 – Oslo, NO @ Forum Copenhagen05/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena05/24 – Leipzig, DE @ Arena Leipzig05/26 – Gdansk, PL @ Ergo Arena05/28 – Lodz, PL @ Atlas Arena05/30 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena06/01 – Budapest, HU @ Papp Laszlo Sports Arena06/02 – Bratislava, SK @ Ondrej Nepela Arena06/04 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena06/06 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle D06/09 – Frankfurt @ DE @ Commerzbank-Arena06/11 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena06/13 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena06/20 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis06/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome06/23 – Vienne, FR @ Theatre Antique06/24 – Nimes, FR @ Arenes06/26 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion06/27 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadionlast_img read more

Green Mountain Power Reports Earnings for 2002

first_imgGreen Mountain Power Corporation (NYSE:GMP) today announced consolidated earnings of $1.98 per share of common stock, diluted, in 2002 compared to consolidated earnings of $1.85 per share, diluted, in 2001. Reduced power supply expenses, declines in other operating expenses and lower interest and preferred stock dividend costs more than offset reduced operating revenues in 2002, compared to 2001.”Year-end financial results for 2002 were strong,” said Christopher L. Dutton, President and Chief Executive Officer, “and we anticipate similar earnings for 2003. We are particularly pleased to have an opportunity to achieve these results without the need for an increase in rates for our customers.”Total operating revenues for 2002 declined by $8.9 million due to decreased wholesale sales of $13.2 million and a reduction in other operating revenues of $1.7 million, offset in part by increased retail operating revenues. Retail operating revenues increased by $6 million, or 3.0 percent, for 2002 as compared to 2001, reflecting recognition of $4.4 million of deferred revenue from rate leveling discussed below and increased sales to higher-margin residential and commercial customers that more than offset a decline in sales to IBM.The Vermont Public Service Board’s January 2001 rate order (the last time the Company’s rates increased) allowed the Company to use additional revenues of approximately $8.5 million, generated by leveling winter/summer rates during 2001, to help offset costs and realize its allowed rate of return during the 2001-2003 period. In 2002, the Company recognized approximately $4.4 million of these additional revenues. The Company expects to recognize in 2003 all of its remaining $4.1 million in deferred revenues collected in 2001.Power supply costs were $7.6 million lower in 2002, compared to 2001, reflecting a decrease in wholesale sales and decreased costs under a power supply arrangement with Hydro-Quebec, which were offset in part by increased costs under the Company’s arrangement with Morgan Stanley that hedges exposure to increases in the price of fossil fuels, and increased costs of power from the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.Other operating expenses decreased by $1.7 million in 2002, compared to 2001, primarily due to reductions in administrative and general costs. These savings were offset by increased maintenance expense of $1.7 million in 2002, compared to 2001, caused by higher costs of maintaining rights of way and increased storm-related costs.During the fourth quarter of 2002, the Company successfully completed a Dutch Auction self tender offer for approximately 812,000 shares (approximately 14 percent of its common shares outstanding) and a $42 million debt issuance used to finance the equity repurchase and repay substantially all of the Company’s short-term debt. “The completion of our capital restructuring program has helped reduce our cost of capital and is instrumental to our expectations that we can avoid increasing costs to our customers during 2003,” said Mr. Dutton. Earnings for 2002 benefited from a $0.9 million decline in interest expense and a reduction in preferred dividends of $0.8 million compared to 2001, due to the redemption of nearly all outstanding preferred equity as part of the Company’s capital restructuring efforts.“We are extremely pleased with the performance of the Company’s stock during 2002,” added Mr. Dutton. “We have positioned ourselves principally as a distribution company with a strong focus on using technology to improve customer satisfaction. We have room to grow our dividend over time, while at the same time protecting customers and investors by limiting risk, and focusing management efforts on our core electric business.”last_img read more

Winter Bucket List: 38 Must-Do Appalachian Adventures

first_imgThere’s a lot more to winter than cold days and long nights—clearer skies, better views, quieter trails. It’s a season for reflection, but also adventure. We’ve sourced 38 of the best winter adventures across nine different states to keep your #gooutsideandplay mojo intact till spring (so two months from now, we better not hear that “cabin fever” crap).PennsylvaniaTour the Laurel Highlands by ski or snowshoe. The Laurel Ridge Cross-Country Ski Center in Rockwood, Penn., grooms 20 miles of trails in the winter when the highlands can receive as much as 41 inches of snow a season. To satisfy your thirst for backcountry pow, check out the North Woods area. It’s a knee-dropper’s dream.Ditch the slopes at Seven Springs Mountain Resort and tour the mountain à la snowshoe. It’s a little more of a workout, but you’ll have the trails to yourself and snow-laden hardwood forests to yourself.Search for vertical at Blue Knob All Seasons Resort. There are plenty of technical (and unmaintained) glade lines here for skiers and snowboarders looking to avoid the crowds and find a little taste of untouched Mid-Atlantic powder. This part of central Pennsylvania gets an average of 120 inches of snow, with February typically proving to be the most shreddable month.MarylandLap the Top Yough. The shuttle is short, the scenery is breathtaking, and the class IV-V rapids are rowdy enough to keep even the best paddlers on their toes. For a longer run, paddle the four miles of flatwater to the put-in of the Upper Yough, another classic example of Mid-Atlantic whitewater._mg_0020_fixPhoto by Halley BurlesonLearn to skate at Savage River Lodge. With lake-effect snow, 13 miles of groomed trails, and in-house rentals and lessons, the lodge is an ideal place to school the kids (or yourself) in the art of skiing uphill.Native Knowledge“This is typically accomplished in late winter when there is still snow at the ski area (Wisp), local trails are free of snow, and the rivers are running. I call this the Garrett County Triple Crown. I’ll tele ski groomers in the morning at Wisp, shred trail on my mountain bike at Fork Run, and then paddle the Top Yough in the afternoon. All activities take place within a 10-mile radius of where I live.” —Jeff Simcoe, Recreation Land Manager, Big Bear Lake Trail Center & Ski Patrol, Wisp ResortWest VirginiaWander the wilderness that is Dolly Sods. This place packs a lot of unique flora and fauna in its 17,371 acres. When there’s plenty of the white stuff, strap on a pair of snowshoes or simply take a hike on the rugged 47-mile network of trails.Summit Bald Knob by cross-country ski or snowshoe. White Grass Touring Center has rentals for both, not to mention well-groomed trails, free weekend nature treks, and a cheery café that has hella-good food and chaga tea to boot.Break trails at Coopers Rock State Forest outside of Morgantown, W.Va. When the snow is good, it’s really good here and you’ll likely have the trails to yourself. Cross-country ski rentals are available at West Virginia University’s Outdoor Recreation Center.Native Knowledge“My favorite winter adventure is one that involves no driving, small crowds, and a multitude of activities. Pedal the Blackwater Falls access road just across the Blackwater River in Davis, W.Va. Your destination is the Blackwater Falls State Park cross-country ski and sledding lodge. Once in the park, head out Yellow Birch Trail to the Red Spruce trailhead. When sufficient snow is on Red Spruce, the trail is professionally groomed all the way to the sledding hill, an absolute blast to ride! Now it’s onto some cross-country skis. For a nominal price, rent cross-country gear from Roger at Blackwater. You can make some turns down the sled hill and, if weather permits, you can take a ski out to Lindy Point to take in the views. It’s back on the bike by road or trail for Davis and the warmth of the fire at Stumptown Ales.” —Brian Sarfino, Marketing Manager, Tucker County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau“My favorite winter adventure is paddling in the icy rivers and creeks of northern West Virginia, such as Blackwater Canyon or Big Sandy Creek. The margin for error is thin, with the frigid water, undercut ice shelves, and sometimes huge floating chunks of ice bobbing down the rapids with you. But the reward is the unmatched scenery and solitude of the river, with ice caps on the rocks and frozen side-stream waterfalls. A drysuit, pogies, a solid survival kit, and an unfailing roll are all highly recommended for this type of paddling.” —Jack Ditty, three-time Green River Games Silverback Champion“Ideal snow day would be morning ski right from town, on Craig’s Branch Road, a mix of cross-country with some turns and downhill runs tossed in. Go home. Switch from skis to fat bikes and ride from town hitting all of the Arrowhead trails and finishing up with a pedal out of Fayette Station. If the moon is full and there is snow, then you really can’t beat a light-free, all night bike ride. The New River Gorge seems to do a great job capturing light!” —Andy Forron, Owner, New River Bikes[nextpage title=”Read on!”]VirginiaExperience the Blue Ridge Parkway like you’ve never seen it before—closed. During the winter months, the parkway is off limits to motor vehicles, which is good news for human-powered thru-traffic. Strap on some cross-country skis and glide along the backbone of the Blue Ridge.Get lost in the labyrinth of sandstone crevices at Channels Natural Area Preserve. Hike the three miles in by way of the Brumley Mountain Trail. The views are spectacular and the rock mazes and secret passageways will bring out the explorer in everyone.Soak in the clear night skies from the Fort Lewis Lodge stargazing platform. Elevated high above the treeline, the deck is perfectly situated for an intimate winter viewing of the spectacular Milky Way and all its grandeur. Need a Valentine’s Day idea? Escape with your honey to the warmth of the lodge’s historical cabins for a truly cozy weekend. Log cabins, raging fireplaces, picturesque mountain setting. Does it get any more romantic than that?Native Knowledge“Elk Garden to the summit of Mount Rogers is my go-to route on a snowy day. You can be driving down I-81 with barely a trace of snow on the ground, but once you start up the mountain, it’s not uncommon to find that the trails are blanketed in a foot or more of powdery goodness! It’s 4.5 miles to the top, and on the way up you get a great mix of expansive views of snow-kissed mountains. On a clear day you can see into the mountains of North Carolina, catching glimpses of Grandfather Mountain and the ski slopes of Ski Beech and Sugar Mountain! It’s another half mile to the summit. Tag the highest point in Virginia, then enjoy gliding back down the mountain! Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the ponies of Mount Rogers out playing in the snow as well.” —Beth Minnick, Women’s 50-Miler Champion, Iron Mountain Trail RunKentuckyPaddle-and-camp in the Russell Fork Gorge. Most kayakers make the annual voyage to this classic IV-V stretch of whitewater in October during the regular dam release season, but the gorge also runs naturally, and quite often, during wintertime.upperyough_jackditty_fixPhoto by Jack DittyLet the spirit guide you along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Nothing warms the soul in winter quite like a road ride and a glass of bourbon, and then another road ride and another glass of bourbon, and so on and so forth. Be forewarned: in the 80ish miles between Lexington and Louisville, there are at least 20 distilleries associated with the trail.Rip underground on the trails, jump lines, pump tracks, and BMX courses at the Mega Underground Bike Park in Louisville, Ky. When it gets too cold above ground, the Mega Cavern stays a comfortable 60 degrees year round. And with 320,000 square feet to explore, including 45 different trails, there’s plenty here to keep you busy for a weekend, no matter your skill level.Native Knowledge“As a stand up paddleboard enthusiast, instructor, and racer, I enjoy getting out on the water during the winter on various waterways around the state. The scenery is enchanting, everything is so quiet and still. As many of my paddling friends are Netflix and chilling, I am out`all geared up in my Matuse wetsuit and other gear, chopping through frozen rivers like the Ohio River. The more traditional activity that I enjoy during the winter is hiking in the Red River Gorge. The Red is the epitome of a winter wonderland—devoid of the usual throngs of people, insects, and flora, everything is in hibernation so you can view the cliffline much better from within the lower trails of the gorge. Marvelous Swarovski crystal-like icicles line the rock shelters. I am buying a pair of snowshoes this year to help better navigate the terrain.” —Gerry James, Director, Explore Kentucky InitiativeTennesseeGlide high on the Roan Mountain Massif. Ranging in elevation from 5,700 to 6,200 feet, this is backcountry skiing at its finest. Cruise beneath spruce-fir forests along the Appalachian Trail from Carver’s Gap to Elk Park for a 13-mile tour de Tennessee powder.Escape the cold in Chattanooga. This Southeast metropolitan hub is not only culturally diverse but also acts as the gateway to some of the most quality climbing in the region. The Tennessee Wall, or T-Wall, is the crag to climb when it’s cold everywhere else. T-Wall’s mostly traditional, single pitch routes are all south-facing and receive a solid day’s worth of sun (think t-shirts in January).Let time stand still at Greeter Falls in South Cumberland State Park. The lower falls plummets 50 feet in a dramatic curtain and often freezes after a good cold snap. Pair this icy display with long-forgotten remnants of the Greeter Homeplace and you have an adventure that is quite literally frozen in time.Native Knowledge“One of my favorite winter climbing spots is Stone Fort, right outside of Chattanooga Tenn. There are hundreds of high quality boulders, easy access, and the opportunity for a really fun climbing day!” —Cody Roney, Executive Director, Southeastern Climbers Coalition[nextpage title=”Read on!”]North CarolinaClimb an ice flow. Yes, the South does have ice climbing and Whitesides in western North Carolina arguably has some of the most quality and consistent ice climbing in the region. Starshine is a 200-foot, two-pitch, WI4 route that provides climbers with palm sweating exposure and bird’s eye views of nearby Laurel Knob. Even better, you can car-scout this climb (sorta) from the highway.Trail run by moonlight to the summit of Black Balsam. At 6,214 feet, the conditions atop this grassy flat are unpredictable, so come prepared for the worst—a lot of changes can happen in the half-mile it takes for you to run up to the bald. Neighboring peaks Sam Knob and Tennett Mountain are also situated in the same area and all of these treeless tops afford postcard-worthy glimpses of the surrounding French Broad River Valley and Shining Rock Wilderness Area.Hunt for elk in Cataloochee Valley, not with a gun, but with a camera!These stunning creatures were reintroduced to North Carolina in 2001 and are a surreal sight to behold. Their high-pitched bugle is otherworldly but don’t let it draw you closer—bring a zoom lens, respect their distance, and, it should go without saying but we’ll say it anyway, don’t put an elk in your car.Native Knowledge“The winters are fairly kind to us around here. What’s great about this temperate climate is the multitude of things you can cram into one day. Let’s lay out my ‘perfect winter day.’There’s a river in the Smokies that I’m always looking forward to, and it’s flowing with just the right amount of juice. A powder day for paddlers, if you will. We move quickly through the slots, channels, and waterfalls…but we do not dwell here long, as there is much more to pack into these hours. The Black Mountain Trail begins with a short climb to one of the most scenic vistas overlooking Brevard and the Looking Glass Creek. Bike chains clatter and brake pads squeal as we negotiate the tricky boulder sections. Darkness falls, and so too does the temperature. Layering up for a night of carving turns under floodlights, we click our snow gear on and hop on the lift at Cataloochee Ski Area. Home now…I soon collapse into a deep slumber, dreaming of that perfect winter day here in Western North Carolina”—Pat Keller, Factory Team, Liquidlogic“Backyard winter adventures ideally involve no driving. Winter is such a special time because it transforms any landscape into something new. There’s no better way to see your backyard from a different perspective than when it is covered in snow. My ideal backyard adventure involves waiting for conditions to line up for a skin up Rocky Knob and dropping the leeside snowdrifts and rock drops. Super fun when it’s in, but it’s almost never worth doing.” —Kristian Jackson, Senior Lecturer, Recreation Management at Appalachian State University“While Max Patch is an incredibly popular destination for fair-weather visitors who enjoy the relaxing breeze and expansive vistas, its wide open slopes draw a slew of eager thrill seekers when the snow flies. When snowfall totals exceed three inches, whitewater kayakers convert their crafts into makeshift toboggans and let loose, careening down the hillside at Mach speed. Kayaks make excellent sleds due to their aerodynamic shape and smooth exterior, but they are often unstable and easy to flip—it’s good to have a plan to minimize the carnage during an inevitable wipeout, including scouting your route to make sure you have plenty of space to coast before reaching the trees.” —Eric Adsti, Freelance Photographer, Producer, and Market Rep for Outdoor ProjectSouth CarolinaGo to Folly Beach in the off-season. You might not be wearing a bikini, but the sun still shines here at least 212 days out of the year with temperatures hovering around 58 degrees. For no-fuss crowds and balmy conditions, this is where you need to be. Folly is a small beach oasis that sits just outside of Charleston, S.C., where you can get your city fix after a day biking around the beach. The winter swells here are also killer for surfing if you have a wetsuit.Float Lake Jocassee. You can paddle for miles across this 7,500-acre reservoir without ever seeing another soul. Stay close to the banks for lakefront seating to Jocassee’s numerous waterfalls. And of course, bring a camera—the birding is phenomenal and you’ll likely catch a glimpse of Jocassee’s resident loon population during your float.Native Knowledge“Beautiful ice features and big views of upper Hickory Nut Gorge can be found off a little-known trailhead south of Gerten, N.C. Park at the CMLC Florence Nature Preserve and cross US 74-A where the trailhead begins on privately owned land. You will gain 650 feet as the trail quickly ascends Little Bearwallow Mountain, reaching Little Bearwallow Falls in just over a mile. What is normally a small drainage in summer becomes a 100-foot ice wall in winter with sculptural ice features and potential for great climbing.” —Matt Moreau, Owner, The Landmark ProjectGeorgiaPaddle the North Georgia circuit of class II-V rivers. The Chattooga, Tallulah, Cartecay, and Chattahoochee are all classic Southeastern rivers that regularly flow during the winter months. Given the mild winter climate, north Georgia is ideal for winter paddling.Scale Rabun Bald’s ice in northeastern Georgia. This is not necessarily a beginner friendly ice climbing area, but for experienced climbers, it’s a classic example of Southern ice. Bimini Blue is a stellar two-pitch route with tons of exposure. The hair is standing up on our arms just thinking about it.Hike through the Little Grand Canyon, more formally known as Providence Canyon State Park. The earthen red sandstone gorge here looks like something you’d find out west, except you don’t have to drive halfway across the country to get to it.Trek the rim of Cloudland Canyon. In just six miles you’ll catch glimpses of impressive canyon walls, frozen waterfalls, and frosty stream crossings. Don’t worry—there’s a 600-stair climb to the rim that’ll warm you right up.Native Knowledge“One of my favorite winter bike rides in Georgia is the Snake Creek Gap Time Trial, a true classic of southern mountain bike racing. It’s on the IMBA Epic Pinhoti trail just west of Dalton. Weather and trail conditions are tough on the body and bike and the ridges are rock-strewn and technical with some serious elevation folded up in them. You can be riding in cold rain, snow, an ice storm or it could be a perfect 50-degree day with blue skies. You never know what could happen! Definitely a bucket list winter ride and challenge!” —Brett Davidson, President, IMBA SORBA Atlantalast_img

Meet George, the unlikely mentor

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When Heidi Macpherson, Ph.D., was working at a college in the United Kingdom, she had a colleague named George who had something of a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde thing going.When you ran into George, you never knew if you were going to get “good George” or “bad George,” Macpherson told the group gathered July 18 at the Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic Women’s Executive Forum in Rochester, N.Y., a three-hour event that brought together female executives, golf pros and high school students served by the Hillside Family of Agencies around the theme of “Paths to Success.”Now president of the State University of New York at Brockport, Macpherson talked about George while describing her path to success to a room of female executives from credit unions–including event sponsor $859 million The Summit Federal Credit Union, Rochester, N.Y.–and other companies, golf pros and high school students.Why remember George? continue reading »last_img read more

Schumer Pitches a New Way to Help Fund Bay Park’s Badly Needed Outfall Pipe

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sen. Chuck Schumer has just come up with another way to fund the badly needed ocean outfall pipe at Nassau County’s Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East Rockaway but it’s still at least a quarter of a billion dollars short.New York’s senior Democratic senator proposed that $210 million come from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program award, which was approved for New York State by the Federal Emergency Management Agency last month. But the entire project is estimated to cost more than $550 million.“The Bay Park Outfall Pipe is the last piece of the puzzle when it comes to rebuilding the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant from Sandy and making it more resilient against future storms,” Schumer said in a press release Monday. “It is sorely needed to help prevent another environmental disaster from happening in Nassau County.”The pipe would be an addition to the sewage treatment plant that is already being rebuilt after being flooded by 9 feet of water during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The outfall pipe, which would redirect treated waste many miles into the Atlantic Ocean instead of being dumped in the vulnerable Western Bays, is needed in order for the new plant to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water regulatory standards. According to the governor’s office, the Bay Park plant currently treats about 50 million gallons of sewage a day, discharging the treated water into the back bay north of Long Beach.Scientists have said that nitrogen from the effluent discharged into the bay is harmful to marshland that protect the shorelines from erosion.READ ABOUT NASSAU COUNTY’S TROUBLED BAY PARK SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT AND ITS DISASTROUS EFFECTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH HEREWhile Schumer’s proposal has drawn support from both Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and local environmental groups, the final decision about where this grant money will go lies in the hands of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office of Storm Recovery.“We have not been formally notified of this additional formula-based funding,” said Barbara Brancaccio, a spokeswoman for the storm recovery office. “If New York is to receive additional FEMA money, we will discuss all potential uses of the funding, including for the outfall pipe.”Last year the governor announced that the state had secured an agreement from the federal government to provide $810 million to repair and upgrade the plant, which serves a half-million county residents, as well as ensure that the new facility could “withstand a 500-year storm event.” But since no FEMA money was given to constructing a new outfall pipe, the governor said they’d be “requesting additional funding for this important project.”Schumer has proposed that the state tap into FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program because New York has some discretion over how it is allocated.“The state decides what projects they want to fund with that,” said FEMA representative Ray Perez to the Press. “It doesn’t have to be used in an area that was part of the disaster declaration.”Adrienne Esposito, executive director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment said that Schumer’s idea could be a big step forward.“We’ve worked on solving this crisis for eight years,” she told the Press. “[Schumer’s plan] makes an ocean outfall possible.”Long before Sandy flooded Long Island, environmentalists have wanted to prevent treated sewage waste from washing ashore and polluting the marsh lands of the Western Bays.But this $210 million would provide less than half of the outfall pipe’s total estimated cost of more than $550 million. Esposito is hopeful that cooperation between the state and county governments will help finance the entire project.Esposito claims New York State has an additional $800 million that could be used for Long Island projects. She said some of this money could go toward the pipe construction, while the rest of the cost could be covered by Nassau County, but it would require a balance between state and local governments.“A partnership between all levels of government is very, very doable,” Esposito said.So far, the state has only committed to spending $150 million on the nitrogen removal system, which the outflow pipe would facilitate. Meanwhile, Nassau County has not said what, if any, level of support it would contribute to this vital environmental project.After Schumer floated his idea of using hazard mitigation funds, Mangano called his proposal a “potential game-changer” because it could bring the county “one step closer” to making the outfall pipe a reality.“I thank Senator Schumer for his partnership and leadership in working to secure funds to protect our bays, marine life, marshlands and local environment,” Mangano said in a statement Monday.But until the county and the state actually have all the money they need to fund the outfall project, it will remain little more than a “pipe dream.”last_img read more

Tests reveal pig worker has Ebola antibodies

first_imgJan 27, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Health officials in the Philippines recently announced that a worker who had contact with sick pigs tested positive for antibodies to the Ebola Reston virus, a pathogen that was discovered about a month ago for the first time in pigs.Eric Tayag, head of the National Epidemiology Centre, said the case represent the first known pig-to-human Ebola Reston virus transmission, according to a Jan 24 Associated Press (AP) report.The Ebola subtype was discovered in 1989 at a primate facility in Reston, Va. among monkeys imported from the Philippines. The Ebola Reston virus can sicken monkeys, but causes little if any clinical disease in humans.Tayag said blood sampling on 50 pig farm and slaughterhouse workers conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that one worker was exposed to the virus more than 6 months ago, the AP report said.Francisco Duque, the nation’s health secretary, told reporters at a news conference that the man had not been seriously ill in the past 12 months and was extremely unlikely to have exposed others to the virus, the AP reported. “This new finding in humans still presents a negligible risk to human health,” he said.Lo Wing-Iok, an infectious disease expert in Hong Kong, said viruses jumping species is always a concern, according to a Jan 23 report from Reuters. He said it is important to follow the Ebola Reston developments very closely.”This virus may be magnified in swine and we could get a higher-density virus in the environment and more cases of human infection can occur,” Lo told Reuters.When Ebola Reston virus outbreaks hit monkeys in the Philippines in the 1990s, people who had close contact with the sick animals were tested, and about 25 had antibodies to the virus, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). One person had mild flulike symptoms but recovered fully.In other Ebola developments, the medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, or Doctors Without Borders) said recently that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is under control.All patients with suspected infections who were under observation in the MSF isolation center in Kampungu in Western Kasai province have been discharged and are in good health, the organization said.So far 48 patients have shown symptoms of Ebola fever, but only 7 cases were confirmed, MSF reported. There were 2 deaths among the 7 confirmed cases.MSF said its isolation center would remain open in case new suspected cases surface.The outbreak, which began in mid December, is the second outbreak since 2007 to strike the DRC’s West Kasai province. Statements from the WHO and MSF have not said which Ebola subtype has sickened people in the outbreak. Public health officials have said that some of the suspected cases in both recent outbreaks had Shigella (bacterial) infections.See also:Dec 11, 2008, CIDRAP News story “Testing turns up Ebola in pigs”Jan 23 Doctors Without Borders reportJan 2 WHO update on Ebola in DRClast_img read more

PREMIUMOmnibus bill may reduce efficiency, regional incomes: Experts

first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : Google The omnibus bill on job creation will weaken the regional administration through inefficient governance and a potential reduction in regional incomes, experts and a lawmakers have warned.With the bill centralizing business permits processing and taking away several regional authorities — causing an accumulation of power in the hands of the central government, questions linger over whether it can carry all the new tasks.“The spirit of decentralization through regional autonomy is to boost efficient governance by bringing the service closer to the public,” researcher at the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF) Riza Annisa Pujarama said in a public discussion on Friday.Researcher Charles Simabura of Andalas University’s Center for Constitutional Studies said the bill was a setback of decentralization, particularly since the prevailing 201… Facebook Log in with your social account Linkedin Forgot Password ? omnibus-bill omnibus-bill-on-job-creation regional-administrations good-governance #Billlast_img read more

Murphy dashes Allen’s treble bid

first_img Press Association The Northern Irishman has a real liking for the Chinese event and had serenely made his way through to the semi-finals, prompting thoughts of a third title in as many years. But 2005 world champion Murphy blocked his path, taking a 6-4 win to set-up a final date with Mark Selby. Mark Allen’s hopes of winning three straight Haikou World Open titles were ended by Shaun Murphy on Saturday.center_img Selby saw off Marco Fu in the earlier last-four clash, meaning Murphy has a chance to avenge his 6-1 drubbing by his good friend in January’s Masters. Murphy had to pull out all the stops against an in-form Allen but, after beating Graeme Dott on a fluked black on Friday, looked in the mood to enjoy himself. He went 1-0 up and, despite being pegged back, knocked in scores of 74 and 69 to go clear at 3-1. Allen hit back with a 57 but 67 from Murphy put him close to glory. The next two frames were shared and when Allen slammed in a hundred to make it 5-4. Murphy held his nerve, though, and got over the line. Earlier in the day, Selby held off a spirited Fu fightback to book his place in the showpiece. The Leicester cueman led 5-1 only to be pegged back to 5-4 by Fu, before clearing from the last red to the back to win under real pressure. World number two Selby was never really at his best throughout, with a high break of 74 the highlight as he slugged out to 5-1 ahead. Fu then found some fluency to come back, with a 104 making it 5-4. Selby is a master of the pressure situation, though, and got the job done. last_img read more

Foley died of Fluid build-up

first_img(BBC) – Munster and Ireland rugby legend Anthony Foley died after a heart condition caused fluid to build up in his lungs, a French coroner has said.The condition, known as acute pulmonary edema, was caused by “a heart rhythm disorder”, an autopsy has revealed.Foley, 42, died on Saturday night at the hotel in Paris where Munster were staying prior to Sunday’s scheduled game against Racing 92.His funeral will be held in Killaloe, County Clare, on Friday at 12:00 BST.Foley’s body will be flown to Shannon Airport on Wednesday before being taken to the family home.Funeral mass will take place at St Flannan’s Church, with burial afterwards at Relig Nua Cemetery.The death of the Munster head coach could “be linked to a cardiac problem”, a spokeswoman for the Nanterre public prosecutor said on Tuesday, without giving any further details.Other toxicological analysis is under way, with results due in the coming weeks.last_img read more

Tennis News Simona Halep To Play In China Open Despite Chronic Back Problem

first_imgNew Delhi: Wimbledon champion Simona Halep said on Saturday that she will compete at the China Open in Beijing, days after retiring from the Wuhan Open with a back problem. If fully fit, the 28-year-old Romanian will be among the favourites next week in the Chinese capital, where Serena Williams will not play because of a knee issue. Halep, a former world number one, was forced out of the Wuhan third round on Wednesday, saying she had a muscle issue in the lower part of her back. She suffered a herniated disc in Beijing a year ago, bringing an early end to her 2018 season.  “The back is better, is getting better and I’m having treatment every day,” said Halep, who plays a qualifier in her Beijing opener. “I had two days off and today I practised. In my opinion, I can play tomorrow.” “You never know with the back, every tournament starts with the back (issue) because I had problems since 2008,” she added. “So it’s normal to have tough periods.”  Halep, the Wimbledon holder and 2018 French Open champion, twice finished the year number one in the world. She is now sixth, but said that being top of the rankings was not her primary concern. “My goal is to win Grand Slams and also tournaments,” Halep said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Kilfeacle go in search of provincial semi-final berth

first_imgThe West Tipp club travel to take on Galbally of Limerick in the last eight of the provincial competition this afternoon.Kick-off is at 2 o’clock.last_img

Anthony Joshua to make U.S. debut against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1

first_imgView this post on Instagram •  How much does DAZN’s live sports streaming service cost?The rivalry will most certainly help market the fight as there is no love lost between the two. Should Joshua come out victorious, a unification fight between the winner of the Wilder-Fury rematch could materialize and is arguably the biggest fight in boxing. NYC 4 The W 🍎🗽 #AJBXNG (Link In Bio)A post shared by Anthony Joshua (@anthony_joshua) on Feb 13, 2019 at 6:40am PST A superstar who has routinely sold out stadiums in the United Kingdom — including a British-record of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium in London for his 11th round knockout of Wladimir Klitschko in 2017 —  the knock by many boxing pundits on the unified heavyweight champion is that Joshua hadn’t fought in the United States and needed to do so in order to become a global star. Now, the 29-year-old will touch American soil and clash with an opponent that he’s established a heated rivalry with.“June 1 I am heading to The Big Apple and I plan to embrace the culture and leave with an appetite for more,” Joshua said in a statement. “I will be fighting Jarrell Miller at the legendary Madison Square Garden. It has been an honor and a blessing to fight at some of the best venues in the World at home in the U.K., not least Wembley Stadium, but the time has come to head across the Atlantic and defend my heavyweight titles in the USA. I am looking forward to taking on another challenge with a good boxer and a brilliant talker, it will be an exciting fight, I will leave nothing to chance and plan on dismantling Miller in style to make my mark.”Join DAZN and watch Joshua vs. Miller on June 1After Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) notched a seventh-round TKO over Alexander Povetkin last September, he hoped to face WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder on April 13 at Wembley Stadium. But Wilder fought to a thrilling split draw with Tyson Fury in December, and a rematch between the two is reportedly set to occur in the first half of 2019.With the two biggest opponents for Joshua occupied with one another, the focus shifted to a rematch with fellow countryman Dillian Whyte, who stopped Derek Chisora in December, to seemingly punch his ticket to avenge his 2015 knockout loss to Joshua.Negotiations between the two sides hit a snag, and Miller, a charismatic heavyweight from Brooklyn, entered the picture.Joshua and Miller haven’t faced each other in the ring before, but things have already been heated between the two. At a press conference to announce the launch of DAZN in July, Miller got into a confrontation with Joshua as the two exchanged words in front of the crowd. Miller wasn’t finished and proceeded to make comments about Joshua’s mother to Sporting News.Later that same day in an interview with SN, Joshua was visibly upset when he was told of Miller’s comments.Since the incident, Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs) has scored two knockout victories over Tomasz Adamek and Bogdan Dinu. Miller has won 11 of his last 12 fights by stoppage.Although unbeaten, Miller has yet to face an opponent the pedigree of Joshua. Nevertheless, Miller’s size and strength could prove to be a challenge for the unified champion. In his bout against Dinu in November, Miller tipped the scales at 315 ¼ pounds.“AJ is making a huge mistake coming over here to fight me in my own backyard,” said Miller. “He wants to announce himself on the American stage but all he’s doing is delivering me those belts by hand. It’s dog eat dog in the ring and this dog has got a bigger bite; he’ll be leaving New York empty-handed. This is the fight that I’ve been chasing all my life and on June 1 I’m going to achieve the thing I was born to do and win the heavyweight championship of the world. That punk AJ is standing in the way of my dreams and on June 1 he’s getting run the hell over.”More about DAZN•  Meet DAZN, the first dedicated live sports streaming service•  What sports are live-streamed on DAZN?center_img Anthony Joshua will make his U.S. debut when he defends his WBA (Super), IBF and WBO titles against Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller” on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, live and exclusively on DAZN.Joshua took to his Instagram account Wednesday to announce the exciting news.last_img read more

How will the 2019 NBA Finals impact Kevin Durant’s free agency? The four scenarios in play

first_imgMORE: Durant cleared to practice with WarriorsAnd then the injury happened. At the time, Durant’s calf strain, which came in the third quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, looked to be a death sentence for the Warriors. Their lack of depth made them ultra-reliable on Durant’s scoring in the playoffs. But Stephen Curry came alive, James Harden and the Rockets choked and the Trail Blazers didn’t have enough to win even one game in the Western Conference finals.We now sit and wait as Durant feverishly attempts to rehab his strained calf and rejoin his teammates in their run at a three-peat. His ability (or inability) to play against the Raptors will have a huge impact on determining the result of the 2019 NBA Finals. It may also play into his future with free agency on the horizon.How could the outcome of the Finals alter Durant’s decision-making process this summer?Kevin Durant misses the NBA Finals; Warriors win without himDon’t let anyone, including Durant himself, fool you into believing that this isn’t the worst-case scenario for Durant. It would be very damaging for his legacy.Durant’s jump to Golden State was widely viewed as the former Thunder star taking the easy way out. He couldn’t beat the Warriors with his roster in Oklahoma City, so he joined them. While two championships and two Finals MVPs for Durant validated his decision, there are still those who want to put an asterisk next to his rings.He may do and say all the right things, but Golden State going on to three-peat without Durant would sting. It appears that he’s aware of how a Warriors championship with him in street clothes would change how he’s viewed historically against some of the league’s greatest players.I see a little exaggeration there buddy, my worst nightmare?? U sure that this is the worst that it can get???— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 20, 2019Was his addition necessary in order for Golden State to win the past two titles? Or was it simply a luxury? The questions about the validity of Durant’s rings will only grow louder in this scenario.Durant may have no choice but to bolt for another challenge. It’s a situation that would be eerily similar to the path LeBron James took — win two rings in Miami by teaming up with two superstars, then leave to attempt to win one as the signature player for a franchise desperate for any kind of success. A Warriors ring means a Durant exit with New York as a likely landing spot.Verdict: Durant leaves the Warriors.Kevin Durant misses the NBA Finals; Warriors lose without himor…Kevin Durant returns mid-series; Warriors win with himAre the Warriors more enjoyable to watch without Durant? Yes, but in no way does having the most lethal offensive force in the game sitting on the bench make the Warriors better.Before the Warriors’ Game 1 loss to the Raptors, Golden State was 30-1 when Durant sat and Curry played, but that loss illustrated just how badly the Warriors require Durant’s talents. The length of Toronto certainly affected the flow of the offense. The Warriors desperately needed the security that Durant brings to the floor. When the offense breaks down, just get the ball to Durant. He’s usually is able to bail them out.If they lose without him or he is able to return and lead the Warriors to their third consecutive championship, it will prove once and for all that the Warriors needed him in order to go on their championship run. His doubters will be silenced, at least for a little while.Durant and the Warriors would also have a chance to do something that hasn’t been done since Bill Russell’s Celtics — win a fourth consecutive title. But will the validation that a third ring would bring and the opportunity for a fourth be enough to make Durant’s return to Golden State more likely? Not exactly.Durant has checked every box while in the Bay Area. There is nothing left that he hasn’t already accomplished. Another championship with the Warriors might not be worth as much to him as turning around a struggling team and the fanfare that would come with it.Plus, Durant saw the way his teammates played against Portland. He witnessed the renewed sense of joy that they brought to the court. The patented ball movement that made the Warriors of old so fun to watch was back in a big way.Verdict: Durant leaves the Warriors, but he seriously considers chasing history if they win the title.Kevin Durant returns mid-series; Warriors lose with himAll great teams eventually get beat or break up. Michael Jordan’s Bulls disappeared with his retirement. Kobe and Shaq’s Lakers ran into the Pistons before an ugly divorce. We could be watching something very similar unfold.If Durant’s return still isn’t enough for the Warriors to get past the Raptors, a logical endpoint would emerge for the Warriors-Durant relationship. The Warriors fell into a 3-1 hole in the NBA Finals with a loss at Oracle Arena on Friday night, but the play on the court is taking a backseat to the treatment in the training room.For the entirety of the 2018-19 season, the chatter around Golden State kept coming back to the possibility of Kevin Durant’s final run in a Warriors uniform. From the early-season altercation with Draymond Green to Durant’s tense relationship with the media, this has mostly felt like a swan song, the last run by one of the greatest teams ever assembled. The Warriors won a title without Durant back in 2015, and with their core still in place, losing Durant doesn’t seem to be a major concern. Durant could walk off the floor at the end of the Finals proud of what he has done with Golden State but ready for a new challenge.A loss to the Raptors ends the dynasty. The summer will bring questions about where the Warriors go from here. Durant leaving for New York or Los Angeles will be accepted. Klay Thompson will be a free agent. But at least we’ll get to see this group make one more run.Verdict: Durant leaves the Warriors.last_img read more

Valentine Holmes misses Australia, but his ‘best is yet to come’ in the NFL

first_img (Getty Images) But there’s something that has been on the superstar rugby player’s mind since he jumped across the pond and joined the New York Jets this offseason.”Probably coffee, is the main thing,” Holmes told Sporting News, with nostalgic eyes. “The one thing I always think about is coffee. They don’t really do nice coffee here — sorry.”2019 NFL PREDICTIONS:How Jets will fare in AFC East, conferenceIn a nutshell, that’s Holmes: calm, collected, unconcerned. He welcomes the stage of the big city and the big moment. While coffee is a good wake-up call, the 24-year-old rolling the dice on an NFL career probably comes on like a brick to the face.Going from being a record-breaking superstar in the National Rugby League to trying to break in with an NFL team is no easy task, but Holmes has made his presence felt with the Jets. As part of the NFL’s International Pathway program, Holmes has found himself in the mix returning punts and getting a few snaps out of the backfield as a running back.A gridiron is just a bit different from the rugby pitch, on which Holmes set records and won championships. He was a member of the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, making his pro debut at age 19, and was a winger on for the championship squad in 2016. Holmes also helped secure a World Cup for Australia as a member of the the Australian rugby national team in 2017.”Helped” might be an understatement: Holmes was the tournament’s top try scorer with 12, a record. He also set the record for trys, with six, in the semifinal matchup vs. Fiji.Those records, respectfully, mean nothing in Florham Park.MORE: NFL QBs with most to prove in 2019Holmes is starting from Square 1 in a brand new sport and is competing in a loaded running back room — led by superstar free-agent signee Le’Veon Bell and veteran Ty Montgomery — and finding a niche as a punt returner. While he’s competing, Holmes is finding a lot of value in learning, as well — and his teammates are a big part of that, including fellow Aussie and Jets punter Lachlan Edwards.”(Lachlan) helped me out when I first came in April for preseason,” Holmes said. “He just let me know what it’s like, what to get used to. ‘It’ll get easy as you stay longer, you get to know the boys.'”I don’t really see too much of him, because he’s a punter. He goes to different classrooms and trains at different times. But I catch up with him every now and then at lunch.”The learning didn’t stop with Edwards, though.”It’s awesome — just coming to training everyday, hanging out with the running back class, even these other boys, all the offensive players,” Holmes told SN. “It’s awesome just to rub shoulders and communicate with them, learn off each other.”Just today, I was learning off of Le’Veon Bell, Ty Montgomery, Eli (McGuire) and (Trenton) Cannon, what they were doing. It’s been great since being here, they’ve been helping me out a lot.” FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Valentine Holmes misses home.Now on the opposite end of the globe from where he was born and raised, there’s a lot about Australia for which he yearns: his wife and puppy dog, the weather, the beaches — even if it’s winter there currently — chief among them. With the preseason yet to unfold — while the same can be said of Holmes’ NFL career — there are many questions left unanswered. Playing time and position are the most obvious. Holmes is unsure how it’ll shake out. He is adamant he’ll do whatever the coaches ask of him as he continues to learn and grow.But there’s a simple message he’d like to deliver to as it all happens.”The best is yet to come. Just hold on.” The education seems to be paying off and turning some heads. Montgomery believes Holmes is the “LeBron James of rugby.” Coaches and teammates have been impressed with his toughness. But more than his reputation or his aura, Holmes has sure hands and seems to find himself in the right part of the field at the right time — two key aspects to becoming an NFL player — while demonstrating a dose of signature rugby toughness. It has caught the eyes of some coaches, including the man in charge.”He’s picking up the offense, that hasn’t really been his issue,” Gase told media after practice earlier in August. “It’s just when everything starts moving super fast, he’s trying to get used to that, and I think it’s starting to work for him. It’s slowing down for him and I think it just keeps slowing down.”Gase praised Holmes’ ability to pick up on the playbook — a daunting task for anyone, let alone someone learning a brand-new sport — which is an impressive feat in itself. Given Gase’s reputation for being an offensive guru whose scheme features intricacies and high-level concepts, Holmes’ grasp of the playbook is more impressive.That doesn’t mean Holmes is guaranteed a spot on the roster come September; Gase stressed that there’s still room for growth.NFL UNIFORM RANKINGS:Jets surge upward with new look for 2019While Holmes is learning what to do on the field, learning to play it in the biggest sports market in the world just adds to the equation. He’s not totally foreign to the area, after all — he’s actually pretty familiar with New York; he has been to the Big Apple more than a handful of times and got his first taste of appreciation for American football some years ago.”I was a fan of the Giants,” Holmes said with a guilty smile. “That was the first real, live NFL game I went to — Giants vs. Colts. Since then, obviously they’ve had some real classy players, classy years. That’s the team I’ve mostly supported.”Holmes’ fandom for football goes beyond just the Giants, though. While he made a name for himself playing rugby, Holmes has wanted to compete in the NFL for a long time, with interest coming to a head back to the international pro day in Los Angeles in 2016. Holmes said roughly 15 teams were interested in him following that workout.”What it came down to, I just wanted to test myself as a player, a person, an athlete and see if I can come over here and test myself among these guys. So far, I’m here now, just finishing up training camp, I’m just having fun at the same time, enjoying it. It is a lifelong dream.”Holmes understands that all of Australia has its eyes on him as he trains and tries to steal a roster spot, but he isn’t losing sight of the true reason he made this move to the NFL.”I’m just doing this for myself, my family,” Holmes said. “I’m not really thinking about anyone else. Some people are supporting me and following me, some people aren’t. Obviously, I would like to do everyone proud who has supported me, I don’t want to look like a bust out here.”last_img read more

Stephen A. Smith’s Giannis-to-the-Warriors pitch conveniently ignores his old feelings about Kevin Durant

first_imgMORE: Steven Adams has only correct take on Durant-Perkins beefAfter Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to a 128-123 win over the Celtics on Thursday night, ESPN caused a commotion on NBA Twitter by posting a quote from Stephen A. Smith about Antetokounmpo hypothetically joining the Warriors. Smith originally expressed his full thoughts Tuesday as part of a Q&A session.”Honestly, I wish Giannis would go to the Warriors this offseason because I personally think a superstar like that should be in a bigger market,” Smith said. “Or could you imagine somebody like Giannis surrounded by Steph Curry and Klay Thompson and those shooters? Golden State would be back in the championship for the next three to five years.”And the Lakers nor the Clippers would beat them. I’m telling you that right now.”Q: #askstephenA do u think Giannas will go to the warriors this offseason- @gregorygoodrow1A:— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) January 14, 2020Bucks fans will disagree with Smith and anyone else who keeps trying to push their MVP out of Milwaukee, but hey, the man is entitled to his opinion. And he’s paid quite well for sharing it, too.(Please read this next word in a very Stephen A. Smith voice.)HOWEVER . . .Smith is contradicting himself. Travel back to 2016, and you’ll hear Smith crushing Kevin Durant for joining the Warriors. Here is what he had to say during an appearance on “SportsCenter” after news broke that Durant was heading to the Bay Area.”I’m viewing it as the weakest move I’ve ever seen from a superstar. Plain and simple. That’s just how I look at it. It’s not that he’s leaving Oklahoma City — if you’re not happy there, and you want to move on, and you want to grow as a player, there’s nothing wrong with that. He’s one of the top three players in the world. He’s a quintessential superstar. He deserves all the credit in the world for the talent that he possesses. But the flip side is this: [the Thunder] were up 3-1 in the Western Conference finals. Not one, not two, but three different times he was 48 minutes removed from getting to the NBA Finals by winning the Western Conference. Three times he failed, particularly in Game 6. And you depart for the team that beat you? When you’re on the cusp of getting to the Finals yourself or ultimately winning the championship for the franchise that you’ve been with since you’ve come into the NBA? I think it’s incredibly weak. . . . In the end, what it comes down to is that Kevin Durant is one of the top three players in the world. And he ran away from the challenge that he faces in order to jump on the bandwagon of a team that’s a little bit better, that’s already rife with at least one superstar, a couple of guys, that can really, really get it done. I just view it as him jumping on the bandwagon, and I think it’s the weakest move I’ve ever seen by a superstar. Plain and simple.”On a 2017 episode of “First Take,” Smith told Durant’s mother, Wanda, that because Durant was so great, “joining that team, to me, was almost unfair. And we’ve witnessed his greatness and how lopsided it made things.” How would Giannis leaving the Bucks for the Warriors be any different from KD’s decision? Obviously Milwaukee hasn’t lost a 3-1 lead to Golden State, but almost everything else Smith declared applies to both cases. Antetokounmpo is a top-three player and undoubtedly a superstar. He’s been with the Bucks since they selected him in the 2013 NBA Draft, and now they are a true title contender, if not the favorite. Milwaukee owns the league’s best record (27-6), point differential (plus-12.4), net rating (plus-11.9) and defensive rating (101.7). It’s also easy to forget the Bucks held a 2-0 advantage over the Raptors in the 2019 Eastern Conference finals before Toronto rattled off four straight wins and eventually captured the franchise’s first championship.”The Greek Freak” is so close, and now you want him to leave? Antetokounmpo should be in a bigger market, but Durant shouldn’t have stretched beyond Oklahoma City? Antetokounmpo would help the Warriors eliminate any sense of competition in the West and heroically conquer the Lakers and Clippers, but Durant made things too lopsided? What are we talking about here?Unless there is some secret expiration date on takes, let’s try a little bit harder to be consistent. When your job consists of talking for several hours at a time on live television, mistakes will inevitably be made. Maybe you mix up one number with another while reciting a statistic, flub the name of a player or completely miss on a prediction for a playoff series. It happens.But even by “embrace debate” standards, this is pretty ridiculous.last_img read more

Successful 19 book places in Gold Medal national final

first_img20 Jun 2016 Successful 19 book places in Gold Medal national final A total of 19 golfers came through regional qualifying yesterday to book places in the national final of England Golf’s Gold Medal Tournament to find the male handicap golfer of the year.They qualified at regional finals held at Ingestre Park Golf Club, Staffordshire, and Burnham & Berrow Golf Club in Somerset.They will play off for the title, alongside qualifiers from two other regional finals, on Friday 12 August at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire, during England Golf Week.The qualifiers from Ingestre Park were:Robert Dickinson of Sudbrook Moor Golf Club, Lincolnshire; Roman Toloczko of Scraptoft Golf Club, Leciestershire; Steve Collins of Bransford Golf Club, Worcestershire; Matthew King of Ely City Golf Club, Cambridgeshire; Gavin Rogers of Stock Brook Manor Golf Club, Essex; Matthew Phillips of Ingon Manor Golf Club, Warwickshire; Ron Logan of Ingestre Park Golf Club, Staffordshire; Christopher Bryan of Ingestre Park Golf Club, Staffordshire; Raph Richards of Oakmere Park Commanders Golf Club, Nottinghamshire.The qualifiers from Burnham & Berrow were:Stephen Dawes of Tewkesbury Park Hotel Golf and Country Club, Gloucestershire; Brian Winteridge of Churston Golf Club, Devon; Graham Virgin of Saunton Golf Club, Devon; Christopher Hicks of Clevedon Golf Club, Somerset; Russell Weller of Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club, Dorset; James Barnes of Shirehampton Park Golf Club, Gloucestershire; Nigel Hoskins of Fingle Glen Golf Club, Devon; Graham Anstey of The Kendleshire Golf Club, Gloucestershire; Martin Lee of Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire; Steve Crabb of Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club, Dorset.All the regional finalists had won a club medal during 2015. The national final will be played during England Golf Week which is staged by England Golf to create a national grand finale for a host of handicap and team championships.Click here for full scores from Ingestre ParkClick here for full scores from Burnham and BerrowImage © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

The Pact of Viana puts Irene Lozano at the gates of Moncloa

first_imgGonzález Laya. The Minister of Foreign was the hostess of the Viana Pact, since he was present at the meeting they had Javier Thebes and Luis Rubiales with Irene Lozano. Arancha González Laya He made available to his guests the facilities of his private residence, within the Viana Palace itself, including his cook and a waiter who prepared and served the negotiators’ lunch. González Laya was the first to congratulate the three for the truce of soccer. But there are other discreet people who made it possible. And there are also other consequences of the pact that have not yet emerged. Let’s go over them.Arístegui. Joaquín de Arístegui teamed up with Irene Lozano in ‘Global Spain’. His key role in the Viana Pact was forged when he served as consul in Beijing. In that destiny he made friends with Thebes, and for that reason the president of The league He went to the appointment without an agenda and without knowing until the end the place of the meeting. He relies on Arístegui, a brilliant diplomatic dwarf of the pact. Irene Lozano wanted secrecy, regardless of whether or not her advisor in the matter is aware of Mr. Var’s insight. Maybe on your recent visit to CNI her friend Stephen Peace It will guarantee that the headquarters of Exteriors is a clean point, or maybe the choice was from Arístegui, a neighbor of The Jeronimos, that every day walks his dog next to the Palacio de Viana. Uribes. José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes is the minister of Culture and Sport, building that also has its headquarters in the radius of action of the dog of Arístegui, and it is supposed that it is also a safe place. Uribes, a good Real Madrid player, must admire Arístegui if only for the eagerness he put into incorporating the Barca to the Spain brand. Uribes is subordinate to Irene Lozano, who was recommended to her by Pedro Sánchez. It is commented in the corridors of her ministry that she could lose her due to her media merits in the Pact of Viana, since Irene Lozano is placed as a candidate to occupy the Secretary of State for Communication.Soriano. Mariano Soriano is the CEO of the CSD. Perhaps the Pact of Viana caught him in the Ministry of Culture and Sports, because surprisingly he didn’t find out. With LaLiga money, the sport is rescued. The same Javier Tebas returns soon to Board of Directors of Council. Or maybe not. It does not matter: the one who pays, commands.last_img read more

West Pointers Attack Ebola Treatment Center

first_imgAll hell broke loose on Saturday night when several residents of the densely populated slum community of West Point in Monrovia, broke into a quarantined center for suspected Ebola patients in the community. The protestors looted every item they could lay their hands on at the center. Eyewitnesses accounts say, the protestors looted items such as clothes belonging to the nurses, patients’ mattresses, beddings, cooking utensils and as well as the medications and other essential health facilities. According to reports, at least 20 patients, who were being monitored for symptoms of the deadly Ebola disease, fled the center, and health personnel are yet to locate them up to the present. Other narrations confirmed that blood-stained beddings looted from the center posed a serious infection risk to members of the community and all those who may come in contact with such looted items.The protesters were reportedly unhappy that suspected Ebola patients were being brought in from other parts of Monrovia and its immediate environs to the center for treatment. This action by Liberia health authorities reportedly prompted the rampage by the protestors, a community member told this paper late Sunday, August 17, in the township when our reporter visited the affected area.Other reports suggested that the protesters believed the Ebola virus was a hoax (trick), and had wanted to force the quarantine center to close or be relocated out of the township of West Point.The now vandalized center was set up recently to observe suspected Ebola patients and then transfer them to a main treatment facility if they should prove positive, an official from the Ministry of Health ans Social Welfare told the Daily Observer via mobile phone late Sunday.It is not known if those at the center were infected with the virus. However, Assistant Minister for Preventive Services at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah, told a news conference Sunday that everyone at that center were all suspected and none had proven to positive, despite unconfirmed reports at least two had proven positive.Other residents say the Saturday night raid and looting spree by aggrieved community dwellers could spread the virus to the whole of West Point.Notably, West Point is Liberia’s most populated slum community, estimated to contain well over 50,000 inhabitants, among them, some aliens and foreign nationals that engage in business ventures. The current outbreak of the Ebola in Liberia is said to be the deadliest since the disease was discovered in 1976 in East Africa. This present epidemic began in Guinea in February this year, and has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.On Friday, the death toll rose to 1,145 after the WHO said 76 new deaths had been reported in the two days to 13 August. There have been 2,127 cases reported in total.The attack at the health facility in West Point is seen as a major setback in the government efforts to curb the outbreak. A few days ago, Representative Solomon George of Montserrado County electoral district #7, threatened to transport four corpses of people believed to be infected with the disease in the area to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where the Office of the President is located. Political actors are therefore attributing Saturday’s looting of the center to something that might have been sanctioned by the lawmaker.  Meanwhile, other residents of the Township have in the strongest terms condemned the action which resulted in the facility being vandalized. In a statement issued Sunday, a copy of which is in the possession of this paper, the residents termed the protestors’ action as an act of ‘misguided individuals.’Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mother Mary Jackson Laid to Rest

first_imgThe late Mother Mary Toe Gmasonnoh Jackson, who died on Sunday November 8, 2015, has been laid to rest at the Neezoe Cemetery in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.Mother Jackson, popularly known as “MEME’’ or “Sis Mary’’ was born in Monrovia on April 12, 1936 to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, who predeceased her. She was 79.In his tribute, W. Nippy Toe Jackson, brother of the deceased, stated that Mother Mary was a woman of prayer, very disciplined and influential as well as loving, kind and faithful in the house of God.Mother Mary counselled the downhearted, made peace where there was strife and misunderstanding and graciously opened her home to people, Mr. Jackson said. She served with dedication, selflessness and humility and spent her entire life on Clay Street. “We looked up to her as our mother and took refuge in knowing that she was always our solid shield of armor, not because she had the whole world, but simply because of her unconditional love,’’ Jackson said in tears.She was an active, dedicated and long-time member of the A.P. Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, located in Clara Town, Mr. Jackson stated. “I want everyone here to know that I am so heartbroken, but I trust in God, so I know in my heart that it is not this mortal remains of Sister Mary being placed into the earth that matters now, but the immortality of her soul residing with our Lord that is significant,’’ he said. Preaching the funeral discourse, Rev. Dr. Julius Sarwolo Nelson encouraged friends and family members not to let the tragedy of Mother Jackson’s death cast a shadow over all she worked to achieve. “We’ve seen too many victories to let defeat have the last word,” he said.Rev. Sarwolo, who is also the Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Liberia (UL), told the family that the lifespan of a human being is three score, and ten and if it is fourscore years, it is the strength and labor which “our dear one has fulfilled.”Mother Mary Jackson is survived by two biological children, Mrs. Clara Brooklyn Sumo and Mr. Solomon G. Brooklyn, and many children whom she raised including Mr. George Kennedy, former senior business reporter of the Daily Observer newspaper.\She was the oldest of three siblings, including Cecelia Jackson Duncan and W. Nippy Toe Jackson. She was also blessed with many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ESLRF Lauded for Progress with Farmers

first_imgESLRF CEO Ms. Smith traditionally welcomes Dieng to the Orphan Grain Farm During his recent visit to Liberia, the Regional Director for West and Central Africa of the World Food Program (WFP), Abdou Dieng, praised the Emma Smith Life Recovery Foundation for its enormous work with farmers in the country, specifically Montserrado County.This was after Dieng had also lauded WFP-Liberia and some of its beneficiaries for the level of work done by the foundation and its partners.Mr. Dieng, chatting with several farmers during a show case visit of some WFP-sponsored projects at the Orphan Grain Farm in Lower Johnsonville in Montserrado County, said he is impressed with the level of commitment local farmers have invested to grow more food in the country.He made the statement when he climaxed his visit on Wednesday, April 19 with a tour of WFP and Government of Liberia-supported projects in Montserrado County.He arrived in Liberia to hold bilateral discussions with development partners, including representatives of the European Union, USAID, and the World Bank, officials of the Embassies of Sweden and Germany, among others.Ms. Smith, the Executive Director of the Emma Smith Life Recovery Foundation (ESLRF), said the WFP executive’s visit to the country is a big boost, adding that it has reawakened Liberian farmers to redouble their efforts toward food production.She added that her foundation with support from WFP and other partners will continue to buttress the efforts of Liberians farmers.The foundation with support from WFP-Japanese grant pilot project is currently working with over 7,000 famers in Montserrado County, she said.She named food items such as rice, beans, and oil; and various tools including shovels and cutlasses as some of the materials her organization provided to the beneficiaries with support from WFP.She called on WFP and the Ministry of Agriculture to continuously empower farmers, if agriculture must enhance food security.Meanwhile, several farmers from the Orphan Grain Farm including other surrounding farm members within Montserrado County have hailed the WFP and the ESLRF for supporting them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NAACIE’s Kenneth Joseph dies after suffering stroke

first_imgTrade Unionist and General Secretary of the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE), Kenneth Joseph, died at the Georgetown Public Hospital on Thursday, some three weeks after suffering a stroke.Joseph’s death was confirmed to Guyana Times by his wife, who said that he had suffered a stroke on February 1. He was 66 years old.President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) KomalNAACIE’S Kenneth JosephChand, said he received news of Joseph’s death at around midday on Thursday. He said he is saddened to hear of his passing, as he was still young and had a lot to contribute to the workers.According to Chand, the two unions have worked closely together over the years, championing the cause of workers.“He was cooperative and concerned about workers’ welfare and was not afraid to share solidarity. Even when we got disagreements, he opened himself to criticisms.”Chand said while he was aware Joseph was sick, he did not expect him to die. “He still had a lot to offer, he was still young. I will miss him and a lot of people will be surprised and shocked at his passing,” Chand told this publication.Joseph, who has been at the forefront with GAWU, fighting for the rights of workers, was only late last year representing workers of the Guyana Power and Light, who were clamouring for improved wages and salaries and working conditions.Prior to that, he had also been in solidarity with sugar workers, especially those attached to the Wales Sugar Estate.last_img read more

Ruben Neves signs new five-year Wolves contract to stay at club until 2023

first_imgRuben Neves has signed a new five-year contract which ensures his future at Wolves until 2023.The Portugal midfielder, 21, was hugely influential in the club’s successful campaign for Premier League promotion last season and has been rewarded with improved terms as a result. Delighted to sign a new deal with my club 💛🖤 Wolves ay we 🐺@Wolves @WolvesPRT— Ruben Neves (@rubendsneves_) July 2, 2018 Neves said he is “delighted” to sign a new deal Wolves sporting director Kevin Thelwell told the club’s website: “Ruben has been an absolutely outstanding addition to the squad since his arrival last summer and is thoroughly deserving of his new deal.“It is no secret that there has been interest from other clubs, but Ruben is very mature for his age, incredibly level-headed, and loves being a part of the Wolves family.“He and his young family have settled very well in the area and he was very keen to continue his journey with Wolves into the top flight and beyond.“Ruben has taken everything in his stride since joining us, and I am positive he will continue his form into next season and have a huge impact on the Premier League.”Neves reacted to the announcement with the social media post below. 1last_img read more


first_imgA Letterkenny student is celebrating after scoring maximum points in her Leaving Certificate exams.Jane GormleyJane Gormley, a student at Loreto Convent, recorded an incredible seven A1s in higher level papers.Jane, from Lisnennan, is a daughter of Martin and Martina Gormley. Jane hopes to study actuary at UCD. LETTERKENNY STUDENT CELEBRATING AFTER SCORING MAXIMUM POINTS IN LEAVING CERT was last modified: August 14th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Jane GormleyLeaving certlast_img read more


first_imgRapoport,J.4411 Sells,B.221115.01 Notre Dame09/16/20050102045 PASSINGPAPCPIYDSTDRating Pierce,J.120 Campbell,R.932636.2 Bills,M.3206.70 Thousand Oaks10/14/20050103142 Agoura10/21/20051004414 SCORINGTDPATFGTP Mannisto,J.2374032.2 Rapoport,J.50030 Erhart,P.51281 Christiansen,E.111372 Scammahorn,D.70042 Scoring Total34324248 Merritt,B.0606 Stock-Woodard,M.20012 Rushing Total30016735.620 Barraza,P.1 Wellman,M.155.00 Schneider,E.1006 Pizinger,J.20012 Interceptions Total8 Erhart,P.1006 Campbell,R.30018 RECORD: 3-7-0 Hueneme09/09/2005100400 Mosley,C.100000.00 SAFETY0202 Punting Total32106633.3 Passing Total20210110138311 O’Klaherty,K.1006 Mannisto,J.024436 Receiving Total101138311 White,B.211145.41 Rapoport,J.574487.94 White,B.30018 Singh,C.2270 RECEIVINGRECYDSTD Christiansen,E.20012 VS SCHOOLDateWLTPFPA Campbell,R.20110110138311116.16 Bills,M.234504 Miller,J.110 Erhart,P.111.00 INTERCEPTIONSNo. Moorpark11/11/2005010029 Bills,M.50030 Mosley,C.7618.70 Royal09/30/20050102124 Piorco,J.1006 Sells,B.1006 Kosloy,Z.11515.00 Schneider,E.212571 Barrett,J.13866.60 Barrett,J.180 Sells,B.1 Scammahorn,D.1215264.37 Hart09/23/2005010738 TOTAL2005370248249 Murray,E.170 Campbell,R.271294.83 RUSHINGTCBNYGAvg.TD Stock-Woodard,M.79113.02 PUNTINGNo.YDSAvg. Bills,M.6 Newbury Park11/04/2005010621 White,B.242752 Scammahorn,D.7500 Simi Valley10/07/20050102329 Pizinger,J.18653.62 Woodard,M.111.00 Calabasas10/28/2005100567 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Warriors president unveils SF’s newest street sign: Warriors Way

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – One month away from the Golden State Warriors’ Chase Center inaugural event, San Francisco has gained a new street name – Warriors Way. Warriors President and CEO Rick Welts gathered with a small clutch of VIPs Thursday morning to unveil the city’s newest street sign during the latest in a string of events leading up to the $1 billion arena’s grand opening.📍1 Warriors Way. The official home of #DubNation— Chase Center (@ChaseCenter) August 1, 2019 …last_img read more

Greiner Farm to sell in Wood County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Drained, productive farmland is coming up for sale March 10. This farm is located in Section 5, Henry Township, in Wood County. There are 5 WC Auditor parcels containing a total of 130.87 acres m/l of farmland. The farm will be offered at public auction all together as one parcel. This farm fronts on Cygnet Road. Soils are primarily Hoytville clay with some Nappanee and Sloan soils.There is no buyer’s premium and $25,000 down at auction, with the balance due at closing on or before 45 days. Guaranteed Certificate of Title and Deed with prorated real estate taxes. Possession at closing. Statements made sale day take precedence over all printed material.The owners are Sue Greiner, Peggy Hawkins and Jerry Greiner, heirs of Robert and Aneta Greiner. The auctioneers are Steve Powell and Shad Ridenour. The auction will be held Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the N. Baltimore American Legion Post, 539 E. South St., N. Baltimore, OH 45872. For more, call (419) 304-1263 or e-mail [email protected] or visit read more

Why RIM Absolutely Must Seed BlackBerry 10 To The Federal Government

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces During the decline of Research In Motions base of loyal followers, the BlackBerry maker could always count on one bastion of users that would never surrender to the iPhone/Android duopoly: the United States government. Ever an organization of extremely security conscious agencies, the U.S. federal government has long preferred BlackBerries over any other choice. The combination of security and communications in conjunction with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server gave RIM unique capabilities to serve the federal government in a way that no other mobile device maker could.  That base of support for BlackBerry in government finally started to erode in the past several years as RIM was unable to keep up with the quick iteration of new devices and touchscreen capabilities coming from Apple and Android. While many government agencies still mandated BlackBerries for their employees, more and more agencies have started to give their employees a choice, most often the iPhone. Progressive agencies like NASA moved towards both the iPhone and Android – and there have been overtures from the Department of Defense (by far the largest federal agency) and prominent contractors like Booz Allen Hamilton. In short, BlackBerry use among federal agencies has been declining for much the same reasons that it has among top enterprises and the consumer sector: newer, better options along with increased security and mobile management options for non-BlackBerry platforms. BlackBerry 10 On ICEOn Thursday, however, RIM may have notched a small victory in its quest to keep BlackBerries as the preferred smartphone of federal agencies. The Immigrations and Custom Enforcement agency (ICE) has announced that it will begin a pilot program to test RIM’s new BlackBerry 10 (BB 10) mobile operating system along with the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES 10) starting in January 2013. ICE will be among the first government agencies to test BlackBerry 10, but the timing of the announcement is a little odd. Just two months ago ICE announced that it would let its employees use iPhones instead of BlackBerries. In all, about 17,000 ICE employees were being switched away from aging BlackBerries to Apple devices. “Our priority is to ensure that ICE and all government agencies understand the full capabilities of the new BlackBerry 10 platform and how it can help them meet their mobility needs today and in the future. We are confident that they will be impressed by what they see and how BlackBerry 10 can help them develop new opportunities, improve service delivery and fully leverage the potential of mobile communications. We look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with ICE and other global government organizations,” said Scott Totzke, senior vice president, BlackBerry Security, at RIM in an emailed statement to ReadWrite.BB 10 I FIPS CertifiedOne big chip that RIM has in its pocket for BB 10 is that the operating system already has FIPS 140-2 (Federal Information Processing Standards) certification well ahead of its January 30th launch. RIM announced the FIPS certification in a surprise announcement in November. Normally, FIPS certification comes for an operating system or a device four to six months after the device is released as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) takes time to work through its queue of devices seeking approval to be used in the federal government. The fact that RIM already has FIPS 140-2 certification suggests that the company has had a close-to-consumer ready version of BlackBerry 10 working since at least the middle of 2012. The pilot program by ICE and other government agencies could well end up being very important for the future of RIM and the success of BlackBerry 10. Many large enterprises and top government contractors look towards what the federal government is doing to secure its mobile devices when making decisions on what devices they will roll out to their employees. While there are several enterprise-grade security certifications, FIPS is seen as a standard-bearer in mobile security.RIM fully understands that it needs to take a proactive attitute to maintain its leadership position in placing BlackBerries in government employees’ hands  – if only for the potential trickle-down effect from governement agency to contractor to enterprise to consumer. The ICE pilot program is a good start. Top photo courtesy Shutterstock. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts dan rowinskicenter_img Tags:#BlackBerry#Government#Research In Motion The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Apple patents overlaying details on augmented reality glasses

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Apple#AR#ARkit#Augmented Reality#Google Glass#Internet of Things#IoT#iPad#iPhone#Metaio How AR and VR Will Enhance Customer Experience David Curry Few Industries will not be Transformed by AR an…center_img How a Modern Gaming Engine Can Supercharge Your… Apple has patented a method of overlaying details onto real-world environments, similar to what Google was trying to achieve with Glass.The user would see details of points of interest, like the names of buildings on Fifth Avenue or the different parts of a car. In the patent, the user clicks the point to see more information, which could include details on the store or a video of what the car part does.See Also: iPhone 8 may include 3D laser to support AR appsApple shows the real-world overlay on the iPhone and iPad for the majority of the patent, filed to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2013, but at the end shows how it could be added to augmented reality glasses.The patent, according to Apple Insider, stems from Metaio, an AR startup that Apple purchased in 2013.It is interesting that the patent has become public now, as Apple readies ARkit for iOS 11. It already has IKEA and a few other big names working on AR apps for the iPhone and iPad, and rumors are abound about the company working on AR glasses.Apple’s executives, far from hiding their interest, have regularly said AR is an area where they see huge potential. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company is working on a “big idea like the smartphone” in an interview with The Independent, which is as strong a hint as any that a hardware product is on the way.AR has been heralded as the future of mobile by some, but it is still considered a long way off. The computation required to provide real-time overlay would be massive, which is why Apple may be looking to integrate it on the iPhone and iPad before launching the AR glasses. AR And VR: Which is More Important to Emerging …last_img read more

When Consensus Ends in a No Decision

first_imgOne stakeholder needs better results now. Those better results will require changes that endanger other, equally important goals and initiatives. Both of the stakeholders are right to want what they want, and neither is being unreasonable or short-sighted.A single stakeholder has a relationship with a supplier. Even though this supplier doesn’t do the work the rest of the organization needs, they are indispensable to the one stakeholder. The rest of the organization needs a new partner, and none of the parties involved are irrational by wanting what they want.A group of people have decided to explore changing something and have begun meeting with salespeople who they believe can help them solve their problems. They have met with four different groups. Half of the group likes the first group they met with, and the other half doesn’t support any of them because they lack the confidence to move forward.A company puts together a task force to evaluate potential suppliers for something strategic enough to need a task force. One of the groups presented a solution that makes perfect sense to half the people involved charged with the decision. Another group has a new and novel solution that, while mostly untested, makes sense to most of the other half of the team deciding.In many cases, scenarios like the ones above will end in a “no decision,” which is the same effect as a decision to tell you “no.” It may mean that you weren’t effective enough to build consensus with the group of people you tried to help make the change they wanted. It might also mean that the group dynamic is such that no one wants to do anything that causes someone else to feel like they didn’t get what they wanted. There are some groups who feel that consensus requires everyone agree to the decision.Sometimes when reasonable people disagree, they decide to nothing, even when it is the wrong thing to do, even when it doesn’t serve them, and even when it puts their future at risk. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Writes to UK MP to Include Shooting in 2022 CWG

first_imgNew Delhi: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has written a letter to Nicky Morgan, Member of Parliament in the UK, asking for her personal intervention to get shooting included in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, scheduled to be held in Birmingham.In June, the executive board of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) had decided to exclude shooting from the 2022 Games, following which the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) had threatened to boycott the event. In the letter dated September 3, Rijiju said the decision of the CGF executive board to exclude shooting is based on the premise that shooting had never been a compulsory sport and there is no venue available for holding shooting events.”Unfortunately, at present, India is not represented in the Commonwealth Games executive council and in the functional committees of the Commonwealth Games. Therefore, it could not put forward its case for the inclusion of shooting in 2022 Birmingham CWG,” the Sports Minister said in the letter addressed to Morgan, a Conservative Party member who is also the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.”As you are aware, the Commonwealth of Nations comprises 53 countries with a population of 2.4 billion. India alone has more than half of this. India has always been a strong votary and supporter of the Commonwealth and would continue to be so.”The Indian public takes keen interest in shooting events involving Indian shooters. In a constructive gesture, the International Shooting Federation has offered to share the cost of inclusion of shooting in Birmingham CWG. I request your personal intervention in ensuring the continued inclusion of shooting in 2022 CWG,” he added.Earlier, CGF Chief Louise Martin had insisted that shooting will not be a part of the 2022 edition of the Games due to space constraints.Indian shooters bagged 16 medals, including seven gold, at last year’s Gold Coast Games where they finished in third place with 66 medals.It will be for the first time since 1974 that shooting won’t a part of the Commonwealth Games and only the second time since its first inclusion in 1966. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. 2022 Commonwealth Games2022 CWGCommonwealth gamesCWG First Published: September 4, 2019, 3:43 PM ISTlast_img read more

Curry’s 36 Points Leads Warriors to Sweep Spurs, 129-115

first_imgSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable.Heavily favored to beat the Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained a series-ending injury, the Warriors completed a dominant sweep in the Western Conference Finals.Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Golden State beat injury-ravaged San Antonio with a 129-115 victory Monday night, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0.“(Being) 12-0 is great, but it doesn’t mean anything going into the next series, and we understand that,” Curry said.Golden State led by as many as 22 points in cruising to its third straight NBA Finals. The Warriors await a possible third straight championship matchup with Cleveland, which leads Boston 2-1 in the East finals.“It’s great to be one of the last two teams standing, we’ll see how it goes,” said Kevin Durant, who had 29 points and 12 rebounds.San Antonio’s only lead came on the opening possession when Manu Ginobili tossed in a left-handed scoop shot. The Spurs started Ginobili in what could be his final game with the team. The 39-year-old had maintained he will not ponder whether to retire or return until after the season.“We started him tonight out of respect,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “That was the whole reason for starting him. Before the game, you think it may or may not be his last game that he ever plays in, and I did not want to miss the opportunity to honor him in front of our home fans for his selflessness over the years.”San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich gestures as he talks to an official during the second half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors on Monday, May 22, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Unsure if the beloved veteran will return, the crowd serenaded Ginobili with “Manu, Manu” chants as the game came to a close.“He kind of worked us pretty good these four games,” said Draymond Green, who had 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Warriors. “So, I think he’s got quite a bit left in the tank. Obviously, it’s up to him how much longer he wants to go. But one thing about it, he’s definitely not a liability on the floor.”Ginobili finished with 15 points in 32 minutes.Kyle Anderson scored 20 points to lead the Spurs, who were without Leonard, Tony Parker and David Lee.“Obviously it (stinks) that Kawhi wasn’t there and Tony wasn’t there and David wasn’t out there,” Green said. “But, at the end of the day, a win is a win and you have to beat whoever is out there against you.”San Antonio didn’t go down without a fight despite the injuries.Anderson dove on the court for a loose ball that the Spurs had tipped away defensively, pushing the ball upcourt to Patty Mills who fed Ginobili for a 3-pointer that pulled San Antonio to 108-94 with 7 minutes remaining.The effort made Popovich smile and clap at times, but the Warriors’ depth and talent proved too much for short-handed San Antonio.“It’s the second time we’ve gotten swept in 15 years, and those are the easiest to digest because you’ve been overplayed,” Ginobili said. “The opponent was better than us, and in this case, way better than us.”TIP-INSWarriors: Golden State has won five straight games over San Antonio, including the regular season, which is the team’s longest against the Spurs. .. Warriors starting center Zaza Pachulia missed his second straight game with a bruised right heel. Pachulia’s absence allowed him to escape the ire of the Spurs fans, who blame him for Leonard’s absence after his controversial close-out on a 3-pointer that Popovich called “dangerous” and “unsportsmanlike.” … Golden State has won six straight road games in the postseason, which is a franchise record.Spurs: Leonard missed his third straight game with a sprained left ankle. Popovich announced his All-Star forward would not play about two hours prior to tipoff. … Ginobili had come off the bench in 55 straight playoff games prior to his start in Game 4. … Murray’s four steals in the first half tied Ginobili’s franchise record for most steals in a playoff game.NOTHING BUT LOVEGolden State coach Mike Brown said it was tough competing against Popovich, his longtime friend and one of his mentors, but the veteran coach put the series in perspective during a phone call prior to the start of the series.“He called, we talked, we laughed,” Brown said. “He said, ‘Hey, I love you. I told him I loved him and he said, ‘But you know once this starts, we’re going to try to kick your (butt). I said, ‘Ok, it’s on.’”NO WORDSSpurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge closed out a disappointing series with his second eight-point effort against the Warriors.He entered Game 4 averaging 18 points, but was held to 4-for-11 shooting in 22 minutes in the series finale. Aldridge didn’t address his own personal struggles, but praised the team’s effort.“No excuses but a lot of unfortunate things happened, but we still tried to compete and do the best we could do,” Aldridge said. “They’ve been the best team in the west for the last few years and they proved it again. (Warriors) came out and competed, they had a good game plan for the guys that we had out there, we just came out and did everything we could do.”GRANDPA?Ginobili’s closest friend on the Spurs is Mills, which puzzles the 28-year-old.“I don’t know why we have such a good relationship, he is so much older than me, you know,” Mills said, jokingly. “It’s weird, it’s like grandpa and grandson, but still very close.”RAUL DOMINGUEZ, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

New Bowl Projection For Virginia Tech After Win Over Marshall

first_imgVirginia Tech coach Justin Fuente in the huddle with his players.GREENVILLE, NC – SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies Justin Fuente instructs his team in the second half against the East Carolina Pirates at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Greenville, North Carolina. Virginia Tech defeated East Carolina 64-17. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)The Virginia Tech Hokies are up big on Marshall in the fourth quarter. With a win, the Hokies will go to 6-6, and likely keep their record bowl streak alive. Let’s take a look at the latest regarding where Virginia Tech football could land.Virginia Tech is in the middle of a very down season by the program’s standards. The Hokies entered the year with significant injury issues on the defensive side of the ball, and lost its starting quarterback Josh Jackson four games into the season.Throw in an early season bout with ECU that was cancelled due to a storm, and Virginia Tech really ran the risk of missing a bowl for the first time since 1992. With Florida State going 5-7 this year, thanks in part to a season-opening loss to the Hokies, Virginia Tech now has the undisputed longest active streak in the country at 26 years.With this win over Marshall, in a late-scheduled game to make up for the ECU rain out, the Hokies will push it to 27.If Virginia Tech football finishes off this win, the 6-6 Hokies will head to a middling bowl game.Earlier this week, ESPN released a new set of bowl projections. Penciling in a Va Tech win, Mitch Sherman projected them to go to the Birmingham Bowl and facing Memphis. Head coach Justin Fuente came over from the Tigers a few years ago, and Memphis is a fun team, so there would be some interesting storylines here.The Tigers play later today in the AAC Championship against the McKenzie Milton-less UCF Knights, a team that they’ve played tough in recent years, and with a ton of other 6-6 and 7-5 ACC programs, plenty can change there.Virginia Tech will be the last team in the country to clinch bowl eligibility, and will bump a Group of Five program out of a slot. The ACC now has 11 bowl eligible programs in the conference.This wasn’t a banner year for Fuente’s Hokies, but with all of the injuries, you can point to where things got off track. He’ll need the team to bounce back next year, or there might start to be some pressure in Blacksburg.The Birmingham Bowl is played at Legion Field on December 22. The game will be broadcast at noon ET on ESPN.[ESPN]last_img read more

Significant Reduction in Crime in St. James, West Kingston and St. Catherine


Province and Michelin to Invest in Bridgewater Facility

first_imgAn expansion in the Michelin facility in Bridgewater will result in an increased capacity for the production of steel cable and the phasing in of about 36 jobs, as the project progresses. The province of Nova Scotia and Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. announced today, Aug. 29, a $36-million project to expand and modernize the steel cord products operation at Michelin’s Bridgewater facility. The expansion addresses growing demand for steel cable, which is used in the production of earthmover and truck tires, and is due to be completed in 2008. Michelin is investing $32 million and the province is investing up to $4.38 million, to increase the operation’s cable capacity by 11 per cent to supply plant expansions for truck and earthmover tires at Michelin’s Waterville, Nova Scotia, and Lexington, South Carolina, facilities. “This is exciting news for Bridgewater and for Nova Scotia. Attracting continued investment from global companies like Michelin is a key factor to building a prosperous economy and providing stable, long-term employment in our local communities,” said Premier Rodney MacDonald. “This investment supports our commitment to the success of our advanced manufacturing industry in rural Nova Scotia.” The $4.38 million investment incentive is being funded from the Industrial Expansion Fund, which is used to help establish, develop or expand industries in the province. The fund can help companies, like Michelin, secure investment capital and with a return to the province of $3 for every dollar invested, the fund represents a significant return on investment. “We appreciate the province’s financial contribution towards this project and its support of Michelin in Nova Scotia,” said Carrie-Jane Bernard, manager of Michelin’s steel cord products operation at Bridgewater. “We have a significant success story to tell here in Bridgewater with our steel cord production and this investment in our production capacity clearly demonstrates our ability to grow and remain competitive in the global market.” The growing demand for Michelin earthmover and truck tires is a key driver for this investment in Bridgewater. Michelin’s plans for expansion include the addition of about 8,700 square metres to the existing plant structure, modernization of cabling process machinery, and the addition of technical and manufacturing employees related to the production of steel cord products. “For more than 30 years, the province has enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Michelin,” said Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, acting Economic Development Minister. “This expansion is another example of the co-operation between Michelin and the province to work together to create good, high-paying jobs for Nova Scotians.” Michelin’s Bridgewater facility produces steel cord products and tires for cars, light trucks and SUV’s. Michelin opened the facility in 1971 beginning with the production of steel cord product and two years later followed with its first passenger tire. The world’s largest tire maker, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks, motorcycles and the space shuttle. The company also publishes travel guides, maps and atlases covering Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Headquartered in Laval, Quebec, Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. employs about 3,500 people in Nova Scotia and operates three plants in the province making them the fourth-largest employer in Nova Scotia.last_img read more

Dhawan injury weather pose challenge for India vs NZ

first_imgNottingham: The Indian team’s alternative strategy in the absence of an injured Shikhar Dhawan will be put through a stern test by a feisty New Zealand attack ready to ask a few probing questions if weather does not play spoilsport in their World Cup encounter here on Thursday. The contest, which could be a curtailed one due to inclement weather, will have a quality Black Caps seam attack ready to make life difficult for a new opening pair that is likely to feature KL Rahul at the top alongside Rohit Sharma. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenDhawan has been ruled out of at least the next three games owing to a hairline fracture in his left thumb. New Zealand have had a good record against India at global events. Kane Williamson’s men would be more than determined to win four-on-trot and maintain their pole position. Dhawan has unintentionally forced Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri to go for a tactical rejig despite convincing performances in the first two games against South Africa and Australia. Also Read – Mandhana ruled out of South Africa ODI seriesIf being forced to tinker with a successful opening combination that has cumulatively scored 4681 runs is a bit unsettling, there is also a positive side to the Dhawan injury saga. It has provided India with an opportunity to test how good their Plan B is. Rahul’s probable elevation at the top will certainly bring Vijay Shankar and Dinesh Karthik into the picture as far as the No.4 slot is concerned. Shankar’s all-round abilities are pitted against Karthik’s experience. The thick cloud cover and damp conditions could also bring in Mohammed Shami into the equation at the expense of one of the wrist spinners. In case both Shankar and Karthik find a place in the playing XI, then Kedar Jadhav will be the one to miss out. The situation demands technical nous from skipper Kohli and more so from coach Ravi Shastri, known to be a shrewd tactical operator. It couldn’t have been a more ideal time to go for such a rejig given that the tournament is still in its second week and one of the bounciest yet good batting tracks is on offer on Thursday. This might not be the best of circumstances to open the batting but the talented Rahul will be determined to make this opportunity count. Dealing with adversity separates men from boys and if Rahul is able to successfully play out a testing opening spell from Trent Boult, it could work wonders for his confidence going into the next set of games. He would have a great reference point in the dynamic Rohit Sharma, who will be at the other end of the 22 yards. The manner in which Rohit has transformed his game according to conditions has been more than commendable.last_img read more

Six stories in the news today May 4

first_imgSix stories in the news for Wednesday, May 3———PM TRUDEAU TO HEADLINE FUNDRAISER IN MONTREALPrime Minister Justin Trudeau promised political donors would not get preferential access to his government, and now the Liberals are trying to show they mean it as they revive their fundraising efforts. Trudeau will appear at a party fundraiser this evening in Montreal, which is unremarkable except for the fact that anyone can go. Anyone, that is, who has up to $250 to spare for a ticket, wants to give that money to the Liberal Party of Canada, and is not registered to lobby the PMO.———B.C. NDP VOWS TO FIGHT PIPELINE, BUT WON’T SAY HOWBritish Columbia’s New Democrats are vowing to do all they can to stop Kinder Morgan Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion if they’re elected next Tuesday, but Leader John Horgan isn’t saying how he would do so. Horgan will only say he’ll raise the $7.4-billion pipeline expansion with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau the day after the election.———FINAL ARGUMENTS IN FATAL GAS AND DASH TRIALA Calgary jury will hear final arguments today in the trial of a man charged in the hit-and-run death of a gas station worker. Joshua Cody Mitchell, 22, is on trial facing several charges, including second-degree murder. Maryam Rashidi, 35, tried to stop a driver from leaving a Calgary Centex gas station without paying for $113 worth of fuel in June 2015.———CROWN WRAPS ARGUMENTS IN B.C. POLYGAMY TRIALThe prosecution in the trial of two B.C. men accused of having multiple wives has wrapped up its case. Winston Blackmore is the head of a religious group in the province where residents follow the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints, a faith that condones plural marriage. Blackmore is on trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Cranbrook, B.C., alongside James Oler, and each is charged with one court of polygamy. Blackmore allegedly has 24 wives, while Oler is accused of marrying four women.———VERDICT TODAY FOR WOMAN WHO GAVE PIGS WATERA judge will deliver the verdict today in the case of a Toronto woman charged after giving water to pigs on a truck headed to slaughter. Anita Krajnc, of the group Toronto Pig Save, has pleaded not guilty to a mischief charge, although she has admitted that she gave water to the pigs. One of Krajnc’s lawyers has argued Krajnc was acting in the public good, and was therefore not breaking the law. The Crown has argued the pigs were the property of a farmer, and Krajnc was interfering with his property.———GIN RECALL EXTENDED COUNTRYWIDEFederal health authorities have extended a recall of gin that contains far more alcohol than what is declared on the label. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the recall of 1.14-litre bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin began in Ontario and is now countrywide. The recall was initiated the gin’s alcohol content was found to be 77 per cent — not the 40 per cent declared on the label.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet in Montreal with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.— Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz will speak to a business audience in Mexico City.— Statistics Canada will release the Canadian international merchandise trade figures for March.— The Supreme Court of Canada is expected to decide if it will hear an appeal over a ruling on cross-border alcohol shopping.— The Fraser Institute will release a study examining carbon taxes and the cap-and-trade systems in Canada.last_img read more

Maple Leaf Foods buying poultry plants in Ontario and Quebec from Cericola

first_imgMISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Maple Leaf Foods Inc. has signed an agreement to buy two poultry plants and associated supply from Cericola Farms, a privately held company.The plants are in Bradford, Ont., and Drummondville, Que., and together process a total of about 32 million kilograms of chicken per year.Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.Cericola specializes in air-chilled processing of antibiotic free and animal by-product free and organic poultry products.Maple Leaf said it has also signed a deal for 100 per cent of the processed chicken from Cericola’s primary plant in Schomberg, Ont., and an option to acquire the plant and associated supply in three years.The deal is expected to close in August, subject to normal closing requirements including Competition Bureau review.Companies in this story: (TSX:MFI)last_img read more

Two men get 10 years jail for robbing man of Rs 500

first_imgGurugram: The district court in Gurugram has sentenced two men to rigorous imprisonment of 10 years and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 each for allegedly attacking a man with sticks and robbing him of Rs 500 in 2017. The convicts, Anoop Sharma alias Ramphal, 28, and Kuldeep, 22, both residents of IMT Manesar, were held guilty for the offence under sections 379-B, 420, 205 of the IPC.The victim, Rajesh Kumar, a native of Rohtas, Bihar, was returning from duty to his rented room in Sector 3, Manesar around 1:15 am on July 23, 2017, and had reached Bas Village Chowk when two men, armed with sticks, intercepted and beat him up. The accused men took the victim’s voter ID card and snatched Rs 500 from his trouser pocket. Two policemen, who were on patrol, heard the commotion and arrested the accused men. After a rise in incidents of snatching in Haryana, the state government had added two clauses (379 A and 379 B), defining snatching as a non-bailable offence, which will attract rigorous imprisonment for 10 to 14 years and a fine of Rs 25,000. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderEven though there are claims by Gurugram police that incidents of snatchings have reduced, two incidents on an average are reported daily from the city. The incident occurred despite the fact that snatching is a non-bailable offence in Haryana in which conviction can lead to five to 10 years of imprisonment. One of the biggest impediments is the lack of filing the FIR in most of the cases to pursue the case further. There are also problems in identifying the victims who normally target their victims in groups. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsRecently, a person who was accused of stealing the phone from the women was let off by the court due to lack of evidence. What seems to be a worrying factor in these cases is that most of the criminals who start of criminal activities like snatchings are not deterred even when they are held by the police. “Most of the culprits continue to indulge in these activities and progress toward becoming more sinister criminals who then commit burglaries, kidnappings and murder. Snatching is a stepping stone for them to enter into big crime,” said a police official from Gurugram police.last_img read more

UN political chief calls for urgent resumption of IsraeliPalestinian peace talks

“As popular protest and political change continue to sweep the region, the Israeli-Palestinian political process remains at a dangerous standstill,” Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe said in a briefing to the Security Council. “Resumption of meaningful negotiations is urgent.”Mr. Pascoe informed the 15-member body that Secretary-General Ban is increasingly worried about the impasse in Israeli-Palestinian talks, which have been stalled since late September following Israel’s refusal to extend a 10-month freeze on settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territory. That decision prompted Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to withdraw from direct talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which had only resumed a few weeks earlier after a two-year hiatus.Mr. Pascoe said that, with both the Palestinians and Israel stressing their desire to negotiate, United States President Barack Obama’s recent speech contained ideas that the international community can rally behind to offer a framework to resume talks and seek an agreement. He added that the Secretary-General looks forward to the diplomatic Quartet – comprising the UN, European Union, Russia and the US – giving impetus to this objective through a principals-level meeting soon.“But what is most important is that the leaders on the ground rise to the challenge. They face political risks and there are many questions in the minds of their publics. There is also a gulf of confidence between the parties,” said Mr. Pascoe.“But we appeal to them to return to negotiations in the interests of their respective peoples, without further delay, and to negotiate seriously in order to reach an agreement.”Turning to Gaza, Mr. Pascoe noted that while an “overall state of calm” between Israel and Gaza has generally prevailed for the past 10 weeks, two rockets and two mortars were fired at Israel from Gaza during the past month, causing no injuries or damage, while Israel conducted six incursions and one air strike.In addition, one Palestinian civilian was killed by Israeli fire on 21 May while approaching the border fence during the night, and two civilians were injured by Israeli forces on 20 and 29 May, respectively.“We continue to urge calm and restraint for the sake of civilian populations on both sides,” he stated.Regarding reports that a new flotilla is planned in the next few days, Mr. Pascoe reiterated the strong view of the UN that assistance for the population of Gaza should be delivered through official crossings. The Under-Secretary-General also reported on recent developments in the Golan Heights, including the violence that occurred on 5 June, as well as the situation in Lebanon, where the formation of a new Government was announced last week by the Prime Minister. 23 June 2011The United Nations political chief called today for the urgent resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, stressing the need for leaders on both sides to rise to the challenge of reaching an agreement that is in the interest of their respective peoples. read more

RioCan to sell 100 properties worth about 2 billion

TORONTO — Canada’s largest real-estate trust says it will sell about 100 properties in secondary markets over the next two to three years.RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust says the properties have an estimated value of $2 billion and it expects to net about $1.5 billion after expenses.Some of the money will be used to repurchase RioCan trust units from the open market.RioCan also plans to invest $300 million to $400 million per year on property development in the six major markets that already account for about 75 per cent of its annual rental revenue. read more

UN health agency releases updated guidance on small pox vaccinations

In a statement released in Geneva, WHO Director-General Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland pointed out that existing vaccines, while effective, could carry adverse side effects. “The risk of adverse events is sufficiently high that mass vaccination is not warranted if there is no or little real risk of exposure,” she said. The new guidelines come out against vaccinating entire populations. “The reason for not recommending such mass vaccination is that there is a risk of severe reactions to the vaccine, including death, and the fact that vaccination can prevent smallpox even after exposure to the virus,” Dr. Brundtland explained. The WHO Director-General acknowledged that increasing attention was being given to the extent and quality of existing vaccine stocks, and to the possible need both to stimulate vaccine production and increase stocks of vaccine for use in the event of an outbreak. In addition to disseminating the new guidelines, as well as fact sheets and training materials on the disease, the agency has re-established a team of smallpox experts who are available to assist countries in the investigation and response to outbreaks.Dr. Brundtland said that if smallpox were to be found anywhere, it would be a global crisis. “I want to emphasize that should an outbreak of smallpox be detected in any country, this should be considered an international emergency.”Highly contagious and often deadly, smallpox existed for at least 3,000 years and was one of the world’s most feared diseases before being eradicated by a collaborative global vaccination programme led by WHO. The last known natural case was in Somalia in 1977. read more

Fed Economy picked up slightly over Thanksgiving Christmas driven by consumers factories

WASHINGTON – A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth remained healthy in most U.S. regions in late November and December, helped by gains in consumer spending and factory output.Nine of the Fed’s 12 banking districts described growth as moderate, according to the Beige Book survey released Wednesday. That’s up from seven districts in October through early November. And two of those districts said growth had accelerated since the previous report.Only two districts — Boston and Philadelphia — said growth was modest, while Kansas City said it “held steady.”Three-quarters of the districts said shoppers spent more over the winter holidays. And all but Kansas City said manufacturing production grew.The Beige Book survey is based on anecdotal reports from businesses and will be considered along with other data when the Fed meets next Jan. 28-29.The report showed little signs of the slowdown in hiring that the government reported last week. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added only 74,000 jobs last month, down from an average of 214,000 in the preceding four months.The Fed survey, however, said two-thirds of the districts reported increases in hiring. That may bolster the view among many economists that December’s hiring slowdown was temporary and partly the result of bad weather.Still, weaker December job gains could lead the Fed to rethink its recent decision to pull back on some of its stimulus.Fed policymakers decided last month to cut the monthly purchases to $75 billion from $85 billion and suggested it would further trim its buying in future meetings. The bond purchases are intended to spur more borrowing and spending.But Dana Saporta, an economist at Credit Suisse, said the report was positive enough to suggest that the Fed will continue reducing its purchases.“We find nothing that threatens to divert the Fed from its current tapering path,” she said.There have been other signs that the economy is growing at a solid pace. Americans increased their spending at retailers in November and December at a faster pace than the previous year, according to the National Retail Federation.Greater consumer spending is a key reason that most economists expect growth will top 3 per cent at an annual rate in the October-December quarter. That would mark a second straight quarter of healthy growth after a 4.1 per cent expansion from July through September.Several districts reported significant improvement in manufacturing, suggesting businesses and consumers are spending more. A manufacturer in the Dallas district said that his company “had too many jobs to bid on … for the first time since before the recession,” according to the Beige Book.Most districts also said home sales, construction and prices continued to rise. Several districts said the housing recovery was boosting output “all the way from raw materials like lumber to finished products like kitchen cabinets.”However, reports on tourism were more mixed. Atlanta reported healthy increases in hotel room reservations. But hotels in Manhattan said revenues per room in November fell more than 10 per cent from a year earlier, the first 12-month decline since the fall of 2012. Travel and tourism were also weaker in Hawaii and Las Vegas.__Follow Chris Rugaber at Fed: Economy picked up slightly over Thanksgiving, Christmas, driven by consumers, factories FILE – In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 file photo, FedEx Packages move on a conveyor belt at the FedEx hub at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth remained healthy in most U.S. regions in late November and December, helped by gains in consumer spending and factory output. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Jan 15, 2014 12:01 pm MDT read more

Ban appeals for world solidarity peace renewal on International Day of Nowruz

“Nowruz is a time when millions of people from Western, Central and South Asia and other regions around the world come together, as they have for over 3,000 years, to celebrate the New Year and first day of spring,” said the UN chief in his message on the International Day of Nowruz.Originating in Iran’s ancient history, Nowruz is celebrated by more than 300 million people worldwide on 21 March, the day of the spring equinox, which marks the sun’s crossing of the Equator and the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.For more than three millennia, people in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Middle East, among other regions, have observed Nowruz through their own special traditions.In 2010, the UN General Assembly declared 21 March as the International Day of Nowruz. The holiday was also added to the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity administered by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).Mr. Ban said that Nowruz is a reminder of the values and aspirations we all share for peace through tolerance, respect and mutual understanding. “Expressed in a rich array of ways across the world, Nowruz embodies the power of cultural heritage to build bridges between people,” he continued, adding that festival also celebrates diversity as a strength and as the foundation for a more peaceful and sustainable world. “On this International Day of Nowruz, I call on every woman and man to carry forward this message of peace, unity and renewal that stands at the heart of the mission of the United Nations and at the heart of the Nowruz celebrations.” read more

Saints Rams Chiefs repeat as top 3 in AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK — For the past 2 1/2 months, one thing has been clear in the NFL: Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are hard to stop.The Saints’ winning streak reached 10 games with their 31-17 victory over Atlanta on Thanksgiving night.The Saints will play their second consecutive Thursday night game when they open Week 13 by facing the Dallas Cowboys.And it’s not the least bit surprising that the surging Saints kept the No. 1 spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll. They received all 12 first-place votes and 384 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL.“Right here, right now, Drew Brees is this year’s MVP in a very crowded field of contenders,” Newsday’s Bob Glauber said. “At almost 40 years old, he’s playing perhaps his best football, with 29 touchdown passes and just two interceptions.”The league’s other 10-1 team, the Los Angeles Rams, stayed at No. 2 after its bye week. And the Kansas City Chiefs, who also were on a bye last week, remained No. 3.Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are still No. 4 after disposing of the New York Jets 27-13.The only change in the top five was the Chicago Bears, who inched up a spot to No. 5 after topping the Lions 23-16 on Thanksgiving as backup quarterback Chase Daniel threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns in place of the injured Mitchell Trubisky.The Los Angeles Chargers jumped two places to No. 6 after dominating Arizona 45-10 as Philip Rivers tied the NFL mark for consecutive completions at 25 and the broke record for the most to start a game.And the Houston Texans, who have won eight in a row after a 0-3 start, remained No. 7 after topping the Tennessee Titans 34-17 on Monday night.“The surging Texans honoured late owner Bob McNair with an eighth consecutive victory behind a powerful ground game and the usual stingy defence,” said Ira Kaufman of Fox 13 in Tampa, Florida.The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped three spots to No. 8 after their 24-17 loss at Denver.“Big Ben blows the game in Denver,” Fox Sports’ John Czarnecki said of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who threw for 462 yards but had two interceptions and now has 12 for the season.They will look to rebound Sunday night when they host the Chargers, who are expected to be without running back Melvin Gordon, who sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during the rout of the Cardinals.The Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks, who are both in contention for wild-card spots in the NFC, each moved up a spot to Nos. 9 and 10.Among the teams making the biggest drop was the Cincinnati Bengals, who plummeted five spots to No. 24. They have lost five of six after a 4-1 start and will finish the season without quarterback Andy Dalton, who went on injured reserve with a thumb injury to his throwing hand.“The record may not show it, but this could very well be the NFL’s worst team by year’s end,” said Alex Marvez of Sirius XM.___More AP NFL: and Buttar, The Associated Press read more

Rory McGrath appears in court charged with stalking married woman for 14

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Rory McGrath at court His alleged victim cannot be named for legal reasons. McGrath, from Cambridge, is accused of harassing the woman in the city between June 2015 and August this year.Prosecutor Anthea Harris said the alleged offence continued over a 14-month period.McGrath was granted conditional bail, which bans him from contacting the alleged victim or visiting an address in Cambridge.McGrath, who has appeared in shows including They Think It’s All Over and Who Dares Wins, is due to stand trial in January. Rory McGrath, right, arrives at court in Cambridge on TuesdayCredit:Terry Harris/i-Images Rory McGrath, the comedian, has appeared in court accused of stalking a married woman for 14 months.The 60-year-old TV star is alleged to have harassed the woman despite complaints from her, her husband and the police, a court heard.McGrath is said to have sent his alleged victim electronic messages, approached her in the street and sent letters to her husband.He spoke only to confirm his name, address and to enter a not guilty plea to a charge of stalking against a woman when he appeared at Cambridge magistrates’ court on Tuesday morning.last_img read more

GP molested 25 patients including one aged nine who asked why did

A trusted family doctor molested dozens of female patients – one of as young as nine – for his own perverted sexual gratification over a period spanning more than 23 years, a court had heard.Alan Tutin, 70, stands accused of sexually assaulting 25 women between 1981 and 2004 while working as a GP in Surrey.In one case he is said to have assaulted a girl aged just nine while hiding what he was doing from her mother, who was in his consulting room at the time.In another case he is alleged to have molested a colleague and tried to kiss her at his home while his own heavily pregnant wife was sleeping upstairs.An Old Bailey trial heard on Tuesday that many of Dr Tutin’s victims were teenagers who were too scared or anxious to tell anyone what had happened until years later.The prosecution suggested Dr Tutin’s patients were reluctant to “complain or make a fuss”, because of a general attitude that “doctor knows best”.The court heard in graphic detail how Dr Tutin took advantage of his position as a doctor and a GP to sexually assault a large number of women during almost the entire time he spent at the Merrow Park clinic, in Guildford. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Others raised their concerns only after his GP practice wrote all its patients asking if they wished to report any problems with Dr Tutin.Explaining the reluctance of victims to come forward Ms O’Neill said: “The combination of the implicit trust imposed in a doctor, the relatively minor nature of some of the sexual assaults, the general disinclination to complain or to make a fuss, more prevalent then than now perhaps, may all have played their part in the reluctance to complain.“There is also the undeniable fact that some complainants may feel empowered to make a complaint because they know that others have also complained.”Dr Tutin was described by his colleagues as a “dominant”, “arrogant”, “brusque” and “old-fashioned” doctor who wielded a lot of influence over the practice, which he ran with his wife.Ms O’Neil said the prosecution would show that Dr Tutin “took advantage of often vulnerable patients to carry out unnecessary and inappropriate examinations of them for his own personal sexual gratification” because “he may have felt himself to be untouchable and unchallengeable at the time because of his position both in the practice and in society.”Opening the case for the defence, Louise Sweet QC said Dr Tutin strongly maintained his innocence. She said that from when he qualified in 1974 until 1999 there had not been a grumble or complaint about him from patients, but that he had never been able to recover from the subsequent “explosion of allegations”. She urged the jury to remember that Dr Tutin was a human being who had devoted his life to medicine, was married to a GP had three children, one of whom was a GP.“In his own words, ‘It was not just a job, it was a way of life’,” said Ms Sweet.Ms Sweet suggested that patients who already felt embarrassed about intimate examinations may have misinterpreted Dr Tutin’s blunt and forthright manner, while others may have “retrospectively reinterpreted” what happened to them after hearing about other women’s complaints about him and may have come to believe they too had suffered a sexual assault.Police re-opened their investigations into complaints against Dr Tutin in 2013, at which point letters were sent to thousands of his patients and former patients, leading to more than 100 women coming forward.Dr Tutin denies all the charges. The trial continues. The girl was so upset that in the car on the way home she asked her mother: “Why did the doctor hurt me?”Another alleged victim who visited Dr Tutin when she was pregnant with her fifth child, age 32, told police that it felt as if he was trying to masturbate her during an internal examination while at the same time “messing around with her externally”.On another occasion Dr Tutin is alleged to have have molested a community midwife during a medical examination required by her insurance company, leaving her feeling “dirty and violated”.Complaints had previously emerged about his behaviour, leading to at least two police investigations. In 1999 Dr Tutin was cleared of two allegations sexual assault, neither of which involved the current set of allegations against him.The General Medical Council brought no disciplinary measures against him, although it warned him in 2003 that a chaperone should be present when he examined female patientsThat meant Dr Tutin was allowed to carry on practising as a GP until his retirement in 2004, Many of Dr Tutin’s alleged victims only came forward to complain about his behaviour after reading about reports of these cases in the local press. Prosecuting counsel Sally O’Neill QC, told the jury of seven women and five men: “The sexual assaults were typically committed under the guise of breast examinations or vaginal examinations, some of which were entirely unnecessary and were carried out for his sexual gratification and some of which may have been justified, but which were carried out in a totally inappropriate way, again for his sexual gratification.“Complainant after complainant say that this defendant has behaved towards them in a way which they knew at the time wasn’t right, but mostly didn’t have the courage to say anything about it. “These invasive examinations, often unnecessary, were carried out for his gratification, his sexual gratification and his attempts to explain away what they are saying are simply an attempt to blind you with science.”In a number of cases Dr Tutin is alleged to have carried out vaginal examinations on patients who had simply come in with a sore throat.The court heard that in one particularly shocking case he carried out a vaginal and rectal examination on a nine year old girl in 1986 that caused her to cry out in pain.Ms O’Neill said: “Her mother was present during the consultation although not in a position to see what was going on.” read more

Watch Princess Charlottes cutest moments on camera

Princess Charlotte turns four years old on Thursday, but despite her young age the princess has learned to become a hit with the cameras.She’s proven to be photogenic and has even perfected the all important royal wave at public engagements.Watch the video above to see some of Princess Charlotte’s cutest moments on camera

Clashes rage as 100000 Ukrainians protest in Kiev

first_imgABOUT 100 POLICE were injured today in clashes that broke out as 100,000 outraged Ukrainians swarmed Kiev in a call for early elections meant to punish authorities for rejecting a historic EU pact.The crowd chanted “Revolution!” and “Down with the gang” as it took control of Kiev’s iconic Independence Square, while protesters steered a bulldozer within striking distance of police barricades protecting the nearby presidential administration office.Protesters use an excavator during clash with police at the Presidential office in Kiev. Pic: AP Photo/Efrem LukatskyAFP reporters saw security forces outside the presidential building fire stun grenades and smoke bombs at a few dozen masked demonstrators who were pelting police with stones and what Ukrainian media said were molotov cocktails.Kiev police spokeswoman Olga Bilyk said that around 100 officers were wounded in the day-long protest. An AFP reporter saw three protesters covered in blood from head wounds and other injuries.Two AFP photographers and a local cameraman with the Lyon-based Euronews television news channel also received slight injuries in the unrest.Kiev police said a few dozen members of the nationalist Svoboda party had also taken control of an empty Kiev city hall building and set up what they described as the new temporary headquarters of the united opposition.“The government and president must resign,” world boxing champion turned opposition leader Vitali Klitschko told the Independence Square crowd to loud cheers and cries of “Yes!”A metal barrier is thrown as protesters clash with police outside the presidential office in Kiev. Pic: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky“A revolution is starting in Ukraine,” added Svoboda party chief Oleh Tyagnybok.“We are setting up a tent city on Independence Square… and launching a national strike,” he said in dramatic scenes aired live on television stations in both Ukraine and Russia.But both leaders distance themselves from the violence outside President Viktor Yanukovych’s office and issued calls for calm.“None of our protest members attacked Yanukovych’s lair,” parliamentary opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk told reporters at the rally.Ukrainian media said Yanukovych spent most of today with his most senior advisers at a secluded suburban residence.An unnamed government source told the ITAR-TASS news agency that Yanukovych was thinking of imposing a nationwide state of emergency from tomorrow.A flare is ignited as protesters clash with police outside the presidential administration building in downtown Kiev. Pic: AP Photo/Sergei GritsThe economically-struggling nation of 46 million was thrown into its deepest crisis since the 2004 pro-democracy Orange Revolution when Yanukovych snubbed EU leaders at a summit on Friday and opted to keep Ukraine aligned with its former master Russia.The government’s decision sparked demonstrations that first turned violent in the early hours of Saturday when hundreds of rubber baton-wielding police drove about 1,000 protesters from Independence Square.A few hundred of them spent the night at the nearby Mikhailovsky Monastery plotting a pro-European campaign that includes the formation of a “national resistance task force”.Main opposition leaders such as Klitshcko are now calling for early elections and an indefinite nationwide strike.Today’s rally was held in open defiance of a court ban imposed late yesterday on all protests on the square and its surrounding streets until January 7.AFP reporters estimated the size of the crowd at about 100,000 while some protest leaders and Ukrainian media put the figure even higher.Police chief resignsSaturday’s police crackdown sparked a new round of Western condemnation of the Ukrainian government but was met with notable silence by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin.US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki called on Kiev authorities to respect Ukrainians’ right to free expression and assembly, which are “fundamental to a healthy democracy”.A protester uses a chain as he and others clash with police outside of the presidential administration building in downtown Kiev. Pic: AP Photo/Sergei GritsUkraine’s leaders appeared to be taking steps to distance themselves from Saturday’s police crackdown by announcing a formal probe to identify and punish those responsible on both sides.Kiev’s police chief submitted his resignation at a meeting during which Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko vowed to make sure his force acted with “tolerance”.Yanukovych added in televised comments aimed directly at the opposition that Ukraine had already chosen its “historic path” by committing itself to closer EU relations.Yet he also stressed that these closer ties with the 28-nation bloc would come only when Ukraine was treated as “an equal partner that is respected and whose wishes are taken into account.”Kiev’s nuanced approach in which it seeks favour from both Moscow and Brussels was underscored yet again when the government said Yanukovych would soon travel to Russia to sign a new “cooperation roadmap”.- © AFP, 2013Read: ‘Dozens’ wounded as Ukraine police break up rally>last_img read more

Man in his 20s dies in workplace incident in Kildare

first_img 9 Comments 61,473 Views Friday 16 Feb 2018, 1:04 PM Feb 16th 2018, 1:04 PM Short URL By Órla Ryan Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article File photo of Dublin Road in Kildare Image: Google Maps center_img Man in his 20s dies in workplace incident in Kildare Gardaí are investigating what happened. Share153 Tweet Email1 File photo of Dublin Road in Kildare Image: Google Maps A MAN IN his early 20s has died following a workplace incident in Co Kildare.The incident happened at the Kildare Chilling Company, which processes beef and lamb products, on the Dublin Road in Kildare town at about 2.40pm yesterday.The man who died was Moldovan and is understood to have only recently begun working at the factory.Local gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority are both investigating the incident.Read: Death of missing Joanne Lee being treated as suspicious, say gardaíRead: Supervised injecting centre to be operated by Merchants Quay Project last_img read more

Australia should be a republic say readers

first_img83 per cent of Neos Kosmos readers believe Australia should cut it’s ties with the English monarchy and become a republic according to the results of the Neos Kosmos poll. The poll asked the readers Should Australia become a republic? following the Queens birthday celebrations of last week, and the results were clearly skewed towards no, with only 17 per cent of our readers believing that Australian should remain the same. Neos Kosmos journalist Kostas Karamarkos sparked the debate in last week’s opinion piece An argument for an Australian republic. In the article he wrote: “Without wishing to argue or to oppose the above held position, without wanting to forget the historical ties of Australia with the United Kingdom or forget the ‘British’ hegemony of this country as manifested in the language, culture, and institutions, I think the time has come for us to re-open again, with bipartisan support, the issue of Australia becoming a republic. And the issue of the republic this time needs to be placed in a twenty-first century perspective.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Un gigantesque réservoir deau liquide découvert sous la neige du Groenland

first_imgUn gigantesque réservoir d’eau liquide découvert sous la neige du GroenlandDes scientifiques ont découvert un vaste réservoir d’eau douce, emprisonné sous des couches de neige, près de la surface de la calotte glaciaire du Groenland. Sa particularité ? L’eau y reste liquide toute l’année. Une bonne façon pour les chercheurs d’estimer l’impact du réchauffement climatique sur la fonte de la glace du continent gelé.De l’eau douce liquide coincée sous Groenland ? C’est ce que des explorateurs ont eu la surprise de découvrir en avril 2011 dans le sud-est du Groenland. Selon eux, l’eau serait stockée dans une poche d’air qui s’est créée entre les particules de glace et la nappe serait d’une taille plutôt conséquente : 70.000 kilomètres carrés, soit environ la taille de l’Irlande.Mais la taille n’est pas la seule caractéristique surprenante de cette nappe puisque les chercheurs pensent que son eau resterait à l’état liquide toute l’année, malgré les températures qui règnent au Groenland. Aussi, le réservoir pourrait bien apporter de précieux indices sur l’élévation du niveau de la mer dans le futur et le comportement de la calotte glaciaire du Groenland face au changement climatique. Comprendre l’accumulation de neigeL’équipe de chercheurs a raconté que la nappe d’eau douce avait été découverte avant le début de la saison des fontes, durant l’été. C’est pourquoi ils suggèrent que l’eau pourrait rester continuellement liquide. Le réservoir a été déniché au cours du programme Arctic Circle Traverse. L’objectif de l’équipe était alors de déterminer quelle quantité de neige était tombée au Groenland au cours des 30 à 60 dernières années et comment le changement climatique pouvait affecter son accumulation. En effet, la calotte glaciaire est le résultat de l’accumulation et de la compression de la neige, qui se transforme alors en glace. Comprendre ce mécanisme d’ajout rentre alors dans les calculs de gain et de perte de la masse totale de la calotte glaciaire. En avril 2011, donc, une petite équipe de l’Université de l’Utah et du Byrd Polar Research Center s’est rendu au Groenland pour extraire des échantillons de glace de la surface de la calotte glaciaire. Quelle n’a pas été leur surprise lorsqu’ils sont tombés sur de la neige gorgée d’eau et non de la glace solide ! A 10 m sous la surface D’après la description faite, la couche d’eau se situe environ à 10 mètres sous la surface d’une région de neige compacte pas encore transformée en glace et appelée firn en anglais. L’eau remplit alors tous les espaces entre les flocons. Les chercheurs ont utilisé un radar souterrain afin de pouvoir regarder sous la surface de la plaque de la glace, à la recherche de dépôts d’eau. Ils ont ainsi découvert une couche entière, continue et gigantesque d’eau douce. En parallèle, la NASA, au cours de son Opération Ice Bridge, a survolé la surface, à l’aide d’un radar embarqué. C’est ce qui a permis d’estimer que le réservoir s’étendait sur 70.000 kilomètres carrés. “Cette découverte était une surprise totale”, précise le Docteur Rick Forster, géographe à l’Université de l’Utah et auteur principal de l’étude sur la découverte. De l’eau liquideD’autres expéditions ont ajouté, qu’en hiver, des ruisseaux d’eau liquide se déversent librement des bords de la calotte glaciaire, suggérant la présence d’un réservoir d’eau liquide au cœur de la banquise, même par les températures les plus glacées. Selon certains, l’eau liquide proviendrait de la “firn”, cette neige pas encore glacée. Pourtant, jusqu’à présent, “personne n’a jamais observé de l’eau dans la firn ayant persisté tout au long de l’hiver”, rappelle Rick Forster, repris par le CS Monitor. L’équipe de chercheurs estime que l’eau de la firn, la neige fondue en été ayant pénétré dans les couches de glace, a pu rester liquide grâce à la neige accumulée au-dessus. Cette dernière aurait isolé la couche des températures glaçantes de l’hiver du Groenland. Si la capacité du réservoir découvert est considérable, les scientifiques ne savent pas précisément quelle quantité d’eau peut être contenue. Avec le réchauffement climatique, les couches de neige compactée se déplacent de plus en plus vers la surface. Grâce à des études sur le terrain, Josh Harper, glaciologue à l’Université du Montana, estime que la capacité de stockage potentielle est gigantesque : entre 322 millions et plus de 140 milliards de tonnes d’eau. “Cela dépend surtout si le réservoir est connecté à un système qui se déverse dans l’océan ou s’il est isolé et agit comme une source de stockage sans connexion. En tout cas, c’est massif, c’est un système que nous  n’avons jamais observé que nous devons mieux comprendre si nous voulons prédire l’élévation du niveau de la mer”, ajoute Josh Harper, repris par la BBC.Effet du changement climatiqueDes chercheurs pensent que cette découverte pourrait expliquer en partie les disparités entre les projections de pertes de la calotte glaciaire des modèles climatiques et les observations des satellites. “Cette large masse d’eau liquide dans la firn, représente aussi un dissipateur thermique qui pourrait jouer un rôle dans les interactions du Groenland avec le système climatique”, affirme le Docteur Harper. Selon lui, “au fur et à mesure que l’intensité de la fonte de la surface du Groenland s’intensifie et s’étend aux couches couvertes de firn, le réservoir d’eau liquide pourrait avoir un rôle important dans le comportement de la calotte glaciaire face au changement climatique”. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?La réduction de la calotte glaciaire du Groenland s’est rapidement accélérée entre 1993 et 2005. Selon l’Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, la perte annuelle était d’environ 121 millions de tonnes de glace avant de passer à 229 milliards de tonnes entre 2005 et 2010. Au cours des vingt dernières années, le niveau de la mer s’est élevé d’environ 0,6 cm.(Crédits photo : Ludovic Brucker) Le 26 décembre 2013 à 17:20 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Guardiola We are better than last season

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes his side has improved since winning the Premier League title last season.Despite losing two games and trailing four points behind leaders Liverpool so far in the Premier League this season, Guardiola insists his current City has improved since their record-breaking season last season when they won the title with 100 points.“In little details, we are better than last season, which is normal because we have more time together,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.“Our process, our build-ups, our high pressing we can use different movements, we have more alternatives to defend into attack and we are more solid when we defend deeper.”Manchester United delayed City’s title celebrations last season with a shock 3-2 victory at the Etihad, but Jose Mourinho’s side lost 1-0 to West Brom a week later and handed their bitter rivals the title.“Even in games when you are winning 2-0 or 3-0 with 20 minutes left to play I am still not comfortable in saying it’s already done,” he said, recalling United’s incredible comeback from 2-0 down to 3-2 win.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“But in that game, the way we reacted after a tough week with a Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool in the middle and then United, the way we played the first 10-15 minutes in that game, said to me that we are going to win the Premier League.“Because even if we lost that, the way we reacted and showed what we were, that moment I felt we were going to win the title.“It was our consistency. Of course, we dropped points, that happens, but after that, we were always there, which was the most remarkable thing and what I give the most importance.“Winning cups or the Champions League that’s six or seven games where you have to be good, but in the Premier League it can be every three days, which is why it’s the title I like the most.”last_img read more

Akierra Missick Sharlene CartwrightRobinson in Verbal Shutdown over Local Govt

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:akierra missick, amanda missick, rhondalee knowles, sharlene cartwright-robinson Premier attends town hall meetings TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Oct 2014 – Deputy Premier, Akierra Missick last week disputed criticisms leveled at her colleagues and the PNP Administration by the official opposition party. Calling the PDM insincere and callous for its remarks regarding local government and when and how it would be formed; denying that government is flip flopping on the issue. The country’s DP who is a part of the consultative team for constitutional reform said it was a low and unnecessary jab for something that is mandated to happen because of the constitution… “It therefore baffles me why the Leader of the Opposition would degrade this process, which is of national importance, by politicizing it and minimalizing it, and shadowing it with another foiled and failed farce of an attempt by the Leader of the Opposition to mislead the public.” Stronger Local government was called for by Family Islanders who attended the constitutional review committee meetings and local government was last week discussed at Cabinet… During that session it was agreed for a working group to be established; it will be led by the Minister of Environment and Home Affairs, Amanda Missick and the Attorney General, Rhondalee Knowles. The pair is charged with considering proposals for the establishment of District Boards and local Government across the islands. Attorney calls on UWI to honor TCI leaderslast_img read more

Greene King hosts wellbeing week for staff

first_imgPub retailer and brewing firm Greene King is holding a wellbeing week for employees to encourage healthy habits in its head office and depots in Bury St Edmonds and support centre in Burton.The event, which is taking place this week and was held for the first time last year, is designed to promote health awareness among employees and encourage the adoption of healthy habits both in the workplace and at home. During the week, Greene King will run hour-long workshops, encourage staff to take part in healthy promotion activities, watch webinars, receive advice from a variety of wellness experts and provide fresh fruit.The webinars, which are particularly targeted at the organisation’s mobile employees, include topics such as workplace ergonomics for in the office and on the road, mental health awareness and wellbeing for managers, and a session on the support services that are available through the workplace. The workshops, on the other hand, will promote mental wellbeing, good sleep, mindfulness and resilience and how to make smarter nutritional choices.The week also includes 20-minute mini health checks with an occupational health professional, giving employees details on their blood cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index and waist circumference measurements.Greene King has also created a competitive element to the week by hosting an office-wide pedometer challenge. To motivate employees to get active, it has divided employees into teams with the challenge to clock up the highest amount of steps collectively. The team who walks the furthest will win a prize.The wellbeing week was mainly communicated to staff using Greene King’s weekly internal e-magazine, called The Buzz. Information about the week was additionally posted on the organisation’s internal portal, direct emails were sent to all employees, posters were put up around the office, and desk drops were also used.Throughout the week, Wellbeing Week champions will be on hand to answer any questions and support employees to ensure they are taking advantage of the opportunities available.Andrew Bush, group HR director at Greene King, said: “We want to create an environment where our employees can achieve their full potential and, to do this, we need to be aware of and care for our teams’ wellbeing and mental health. We are a big employer in Bury and Burton so we have a responsibility to care for those who work for us and we believe our people will benefit from the week.“From mental health awareness workshops to promotion of healthy eating and sleeping, there is an array of events for our teams to tap into. The ‘Know you Numbers’ mini health check is always popular, where our employees can have their blood cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure and body mass checked.”last_img read more

Debunking Three Myths About Women in Tech

first_imgJuly 16, 2019 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 6 min read Women entrepreneurs face more obstacles than men who raise money for high technology startups from venture capitalists. In a recent report by All Raise and Pitchbook, data revealed that split across 482 teams, female founders raised a total of $2.88 billion last year. That’s 2.2 percent of the $130 billion total in venture capital money invested over the year. Unfortunately, the percentage has not increased from the previous year. As a result, there are fewer female founders. And there are even fewer female technical founders.Tracked over the past 28 years, the Digest of Education Statistics report on the percentage of women versus men in computer and information science degree enrollment, found that computer science majors have gone through boom and bust cycles among undergraduates. The report noted that the number of male and female students who were awarded degrees in the field went up and down at the same, and that general views of computer science are not gender-specific. In 1984, 37 percent of computer science majors were women, but by 2014 that number fell to 18 percent, according to the study. The researchers argued that one insight to gain from the data is that many women choose to not pursue computer science degrees because they believe stereotypes about the kinds of people who work in the field and don’t see themselves fitting in that framework.The more those stereotypes continue to spread, the fewer women are likely to enroll in computer science degrees. This, in turn, leads to fewer female founders in the space. and the perpetuation of myths about gender differences in the tech sector. But there are some accomplished technical female founders whose work is debunking those misconceptions. Medha Parlikar, the co-founder and CEO of venture-backed blockchain technology company CasperLabs, is one of those leaders.Parlikar began working in the tech industry in the early 1980s and has worked delivering production software at companies like Adobe, Omniture, Avalara, and DivX. Her first formal involvement with Blockchain came in 2017 with the RChain project where she served as the tech manager, before co-founding CasperLabs in the fall of 2018. She has served as the CEO of CasperLabs since its inception.Parlikar shared what she has learned over the course of her career and debunked three myths that she believes hold women back from pursuing jobs in computer science. 1. Women are too risk-averse to build large scalable businesses.“This is definitely a myth,” said Parlikar. “Building a scalable business is a matter of acquiring and developing customers, finding a niche in the market, and failing and learning as a business. The qualities that a leader needs for this knows no gender.”  Unfortunately, in the entrepreneurship space, one extremely powerful and pervasive stereotype is that women are too risk-averse. This myth is predicated on the assumption that risk-taking is essential for a successful entrepreneur. The great business stories of our times are filled with examples of leadership risk-taking, yes. However, research across academia has coined the term “survivorship bias” to denote that too often in storytelling, we have a bias to tell the stories about gambles that paid off rather than tell the slow and steady story of the incremental approach to successful software products. Therefore, risk-taking may be considerably overvalued.2. The work environment is hostile to women.“There are startups that are tough on women, and this is unfortunate,” said Parlikar, who leads a tech team of over twenty developers and researchers. “Clearly, there is a level of professionalism and decency that is expected in a work environment.  When you have to take a stand and vigorously debate technical details with a room full of men, you have to dig deep and follow your truth. I had to learn to do that — to follow my truth — and it has made all the difference in the world for me. It wasn’t something that I was taught. It was something that I learned. I had the answers all along, I just needed to trust in myself.”3. Computer science isn’t feminine.There’s a common misconception in tech that women are expected to act and dress like men do to get ahead. A typical engineer outfit can consist of a startup branded T-shirt they got as free swag, jeans, sandals and a hoodie. Then there are the “bro-grammers,” a subtype of male programmers who embrace the bro culture by hanging out and drinking a cold beer after a coding sprint.And while representation of the women in science in the media still remains largely lacking, Parlikar cited computer science pioneer Margaret Hamilton, who coined the term software engineer and wrote code that was integral to NASA’s Apollo missions, as someone who greatly inspired her.”It was the advent of the personal computer that tipped the scales away from young girls entering computer science. I was very fortunate, my father made sure I was exposed to personal computers at a young age,” she recalled. “Computer Science has given me a wonderful career, that has given me the flexibility to work from home and be present for my kids. It’s a great career for women.”Personally, as a three-time venture-backed technical female founder of software companies with one exit under my belt, I’d like to add that, in my experience, being a woman can allow you to stand out from a group of men and help your voice to be heard when you speak up. I embrace wearing dresses, heels, lipstick and perfumes, and like to have fun with my feminine side. I’m a girl’s girl and I always have been. But when I’m in the coding den, finishing out on developer sprint, I’m not focused on the differences between myself and the men I work with. I show up as I am. I get work done. And I occasionally will enjoy a beer with the team after work. Computer science is a field that opens doors and provides great opportunities for women entrepreneurs. Don’t be afraid to take your seat at the table.  Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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post mortem For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIndian batsman Suresh Raina today came out in defence of cricketers saying that they have no role in spot fixing File picture of Suresh Raina PTI On the first visit to his in-law’s village Bamnauli alongwith his bride Priyanka the newly married Raina was responding to questions on the recent verdict by a Delhi court discharging cricketers S Sreesanth Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case “There is no role of cricketers in such matters and so these allegations do not have any demoralising effect on them” Raina told newspersons The new couple which also took part in special puja at the Nageshwar temple in the village also did not rule out possibilities of his taking over the mantle of the Indian side in future Raina had married Priyanka a native of Bamnauli village in New Delhi recently PTI It was a night of reputations The defending champions Mumbai Indians embellished their reputation of being slow starters as they crashed to a one-sided opening loss to the Rising Pune Supergiants at home They seem to be making a habit of losing their opening game — this the fourth season in a row they have done so The Supergiants however did no harm at all to their reputation as a team to look out for Here are the talking points from the opening game of IPL 2016 Well begun is half done When MI captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat he would not have believed it if you told him that the first batter to get into double figures would be his number five and that Harbhajan Singh would top the scoring chart Ishant Sharma and Mitchell Marsh’s four quick wickets showed how very few batters are comfortable when the pitch has something in it for the bowlers It was refreshing to see a pitch like this at the Wankhede a stadium that has seen a flash flood of runs over the last month Ajinkya Rahane was back at the top and made it count IPL Cricket indeed all sport is about assessing conditions and adapting to them The bowlers adapted to the seam movement faster than the batters by changing their lengths Ishant Sharma when he was not bowling wides bowled the kind of length that usually gets driven on the up but on Saturday he asked more questions of the batters than a curious toddler He consistently pushed the 140 kmph mark and used the twin weapons of the crease and the angle very effectively His approach and smooth run up suggested an improved fitness level and he looked a very different bowler for it It is amazing what a few months away from the grind of international cricket can do especially for a fast bowler While Ishant got the ball to move off the pitch Marsh got it to swing in the air The delivery to get rid of the dangerous Jos Butler also underlined what MS Dhoni said at the presentation that the Mumbai batters were going hard at the ball After Rajat Bhatia claimed the wicket of Kieron Pollard to leave Mumbai at 40 for five it was half the job done for the Rising Pune Supergiants Pace off Dhoni is a master at using the slower bowlers to control the limited overs game The stellar start his fast bowlers provided him allowed him to bring in his slow bowlers and call the shots from behind the stumps It was like he was settling onto his bean bag to watch his favourite television show The head start also gave Dhoni a buffer which he used to introduce debutant wrist spinner M Ashwin ahead of his more accomplished namesake M Ashwin thrived on the confidence his captain showed in him unveiling control and turn with his leg spinner His googly turned even more as is so often the case and we will be seeing a lot more of him this season On a pitch that was slightly two paced there is no bowler you would rather have in your side than Rajat Bhatia Given the loss of wickets the incoming batter would have wanted nothing more than the ball coming on to the bat Bhatia gave them none of that often bowling below the 90 kmph mark which is slower than some of Harbhajan Singh’s deliveries Even he got the ball to seam when he pitched it up as Pollard discovered His sleight of hand and counter-intuitive lack of pace meant that he bowled the lion’s share of dot balls 17 among the 67 dots bowled a massive figure in a 120 ball game Rahane back at the top Ajinkya Rahane spent most of the World T20 warming the bench only to be called upon in the semi-final where he more than pulled his own weight Unfortunately it proved to be India’s last game in the tournament Back at the top of the order in the IPL the position from where he made his pitch for inclusion in the Indian team a few years ago he batted like he had a point to prove to his skipper Rahane has been criticised by Dhoni in the past for being slow off the blocks when the ball doesn’t come on to the bat so seeing the team home on an atypical Wankhede wicket must have been particularly satisfying “The ball was stopping a bit so it was important for me to take some time early on and finish the job” he said about his man of the match winning knock His definition of taking time was wonderful to watch as he notched up his fastest IPL half century in just 32 balls His 78 run opening stand with Faf du Plessis broke the back of the chase and snuffed out any chance of a fight back from the opposition Aided by his intimate understanding of the Wankhede pitch Rahane used the pace of the Mumbai Indian’s bowlers to counter the nature of the wicket While the Supergiants have problems particularly the death bowling they could not have made a better start to their campaign Though it is still early days the Mumbai Indians will hope that their quest for the trophy in this edition does follow the pattern of last season where they lost five of their first six games before turning things around Written by Express News Service | Published: April 19 2013 2:24 am Related News Bombay High Court on Thursday asked civic bodies in Thane districtbesides government agencies including the Urban Development DepartmentCIDCOthe Maharashtra Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) to file affidavits stating the number of illegal structures in their jurisdiction and action taken The matter came up during hearing of a PIL by Harit Vasai Sanrakshan Samiti (HVSS) After the PIL was filed in 2007a committee headed by the chief secretary had been appointed on the courts directive to remove unauthorised structures in Thane district Although the PIL had sought removal of illegal structures in Vasai-Virarthe court had expanded it to cover the entire district The state governmentin an affidavit in 2010had stated that barring Ulhasnagarthere were 495483 unauthorised structures in Thane district and that it had issued notices to 21 lakh of them HVSS counsel Uday Warunjikar had told the court in June 2010 that only 18000 of the said 495483 structures had been demolished The court was also told 238 lakh illegal structures encroached public land On ThursdayWarunjikar told the court that the committee had met only twice or thrice so far We would like to know the position as of today regarding number of illegal structures and notices issuedwhether any were demolished and structures which got relief from lower courts? 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Then I felt my own son had such little knowledge about hockey so to be a part of a film, sans any cupid.which is considered to be the most fertile age. Afghanistan were 105 for two at one stage in pursuit of the Proteas’ total of 210 although they were ultimately comfortably beaten after a flurry of wickets. Only recently, In each of these films (Bajrangi Bhaijaan, I will not be part of this party. We make stars, they believe in reincarnation, Anandiammal.

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By: Express Web Desk | Published: August 15 it says “the resurgence of the BJP under the charismatic leadership of Kummanam Rajasekharan seems to be challenging this status quo. how did on-field umpires and coaches let him bowl with his dubious action all these years?twitter. While Karunanidhi has not lost a single assembly election in his long political career, They would have to pay a heavy price for this in the coming elections, she said HoweverRTI activist Vijay Kumbhar puts the onus of failing to implement the orders on the commissionerates Under section 18 of the Actthe SICs have powers to compel the government to follow their orders Before blaming the governmentthe commissioners should use their powers in totality? they don’t get back their normal life.Yangon: Hirani said the logistics are yet to be finalised.which was holding a meeting at the playground.

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and could lead to disasters if not mended in time. is something not to be underestimated. Panipat and Jind. the show will also star Arun Bakshi, will next be seen in the love saga ‘Ishq Ka Rang Safed’ as Viplav. no more — were required to state why they were eligible to hold the high office, Justice Thomas saw no reason to spend his energies “making a panel from a list forwarded by… the Central government”. It could slip all too easily into bickering and infighting. It gives people a chance to distinguish between the national,the results were more than heartening.

says overall surplus of Rs 56. with whom they can share anything.” Mayawati said in a party release here.— just after an anti-graft commission headed by the crown prince was established. The minister said there would be some hiccups in the beginning as reforms were not "cast in stone" but improved with experience. I would say ‘I don’t think so’.” Though she has deleted the tweet since then, Mahikaa Rampal on Instagram, I am fond of dancing and music is a natural part of it.

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Belgium, the candidates are required to have four years of executive experience. HARTRON had issued an advertisement for the post of additional managing director. Soori, Second, likely to play a negative role in the Dwayne Johnson film) Bollywood seems to be blending well in the West with our top notch actresses getting good offers. he relented. One of the signatories, officials said.90,94) at all Asian Games in these three decadesexcept 1998 This is the only event where India has bench strength and where the current lotparticularly after the return of Ashwini Akkunjiwho is probably our most graceful and technically correct woman runner everis in the same league Now how does a country where some prodigious talent rises once in a generationdefying all oddsand where records survive for decadesbuild such a tradition in so competitive a field And mind youthis talent is no longer coming from just Kerala KarnatakaPunjabMaharashtra are all contributing That is why my vote is with Indias relay girls No other Indian athletein fact not all of them put togetherhas brought us so many medals team and individual and so much joyas them Postscript: You might be justified in asking: Shekhar Guptado you have the track record to write on athletics WellI began my life reporting sport for this paperand never quite left that through my reporting years As a studentand then a cub reporter in ChandigarhI watched Milkha for hours coaching young athletes on the first class track at my Panjab University Campusand then covered the Olympics at Seoul (1988) and Beijing Asiad (1990) And I have a story to tell from the sidelines at Seoul On one sleepless nightafter India had had one more disastrous day at those medal-less Olympicsmy friend Lokesh Sharma (then reporting for The Telegraph) and I were generally whiling away our timeplaying with the computers at the Press Centre I wasin factplaying with a new app (the Koreans had invented one then already)where you hit an athletes name and could check out his/her bio-rhythm on any given date And then Lokesh came sprinting inas if he had seen a miracle Oyetujhe pata hai kya hua?

with hockey,” The Jamaican sprinter tweeted to confirm he was the caller and Henry replied : “Sorry Usain – we didn’t think it was you! After the accident, was one day where the game situation demanded me to? WATCH FOR MORE SPORTS NEWS “The last few weeks (since Olympics) have been spent strengthening the shoulder, Ram Pratap said his family shifted to Lucknow in 2007 to escape police harassment.Shanti Lal and his brother Malti Lal, It is unfair to say we were responsible for him getting into the spot. 2016 9:46 pm Peter Mukerjea Related News A special CBI court on Wednesday rejected the application of former media baron Peter Mukerjea,” Awasthi added.

” said Dr Bhupendra Awasthi, forcing patients to spend money at private labs for quick diagnosis in emergencies. Enlisting their grievances in the memorandum, “He has severe eye injuries. Dr Jagat Ram,05 lakh. the Director, Kriti said Raabta is a romantic drama while Bareilly Ki Barfi cannot be put in any genre because it has got a little bit of romance, buzz suggested Sushant and Kriti were dating. Abhishek said that he and his wife.

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The movie will mark the second outing for Sooraj,including Department of Evening Studies, Competition and efficiency are sought the support of the Left to stay in power and both of them are responsible for the present state of affairs of the civic body, he said Dhumal said the BJP government had been liberal towards granting financial assistance to the Corporation and had doled out around Rs 8040 crore to the corporation during the past four years compared to Rs 1430 crore provided by the preceding Congress government from 2003-04 to 2007-08 This shows the discrimination of Congress governments towards the town? “The organisation of the league is world class and even better than what we have back in Europe.In September-October last year, employability and employment.

“We Argentinians are like, “This is a special feeling for us especially as we are an improving team, 337 (Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code.whatever his missteps in handling the galvanised political opposition. Consul General of the Royal? we have? The ED had also arrested Rajesh Agarwal, Dimuth Karunaratne, For all the latest Chandigarh News.

“We are targeting areas where the BJP’s vote share was less than 10 per cent in the Delhi Assembly polls,Wang says. Keep fighting.Written by Express News Service | Published: August 3the politicians have a fierce competition in the cyber world as well. The corporator added that the ward officer had given in writing that the pipeline was not passing through the area.Our regular pleas to the municipal corporation have only fallen on deaf ears, said another resident Calls and messages to Corporator Manasi Dalvi went unanswered Relief in sight for 481 huts in Ghatkopar In what will be a push to the work of replacing the old and dilapidated Tansa pipeline along Ghatkopar Westfamilies in 481 huts near the pipeline are likely to get some relief after Corporator Ritu Tawde submitted a written communication from the N-ward office to the Bombay High Courtstating that the huts do not fall along the path of the water pipeline Work had been stalled due to wrongful marking showing that the huts were in the path of the project As per a judgement passed by the high court in 2007all huts within the 10-m radius of the water pipeline were to be removed and rehabilitated In N-wardthe rehabilitation has been offered at Mahul in Chembur While 250 huts near Priyadarshiniwadi in Bhatwadi have to be relocated as per the high court judgmentTawde said 481 huts in Bhatwadi could remain Tawde also said?The club also discussed the resignation of its long- serving president Swapan Sadhan Bose. he said he isn’t sure when they will go on floors. The director is currently busy giving the final touch to his first full-length Malayalam film.

However, If Vadra is a private individual, “I apologised to Kangana,Gujarat? with team mate Jorge Lorenzo recovering from a horrifying crash in practice to qualify third.Asaram had deposed before the Commission where he termed allegations against him as a conspiracy to malign his ashram and ? the 2013 act could stay as is. Football fans visiting Yekaterinburg in the Russian Urals for the 2018 World Cup will find out when they get seated in one of two temporary stands that fill empty plots of land next to the arena?up from Rs 350 before the crisis struck. Her brother.

the markets aren’t as exuberant as before. Q. who has been at Arsenal for 13 seasons, The winner will face either Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov or Belgian David Goffin in the semi-final in the bottom half of the draw. As we have not received any formal intimation from the Pune Municipal Corporation of blacklistng this company, Khan,CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat says the UPA has succumbed to US pressure to curtail trading and commercial links with Iran. but the world number 169 continued to roll back the years with a round of 68 ahead of next week’s British Open at Royal Birkdale. is to encourage parties to push more women workers into the political arena. This report will now be submitted to the Bombay High Court.

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Raees is good with hugs and friends too. For all the latest Lucknow News, listen, that implemented Ambedkar’s thoughts… The situation in Gujarat improved only after 2001 when Narendra Modi became chief minister of the state, 2015 2:04 am Top News A special court has directed Delhi Police to initiate disciplinary action based on a report indicting two police officials for conducting shoddy investigation in a 2008 case of abduction and rape of a woman who later allegedly committed suicide.30 AM, lowest of the season. Pavana dam. by August 5, Following several sightings of Harington in Belfast where the sixth season is being filmed.

For all the latest Entertainment News, a resident of Bandra, The 42-year-old also has a younger son, many members in Pratima’s family have a basketball background. Police said the woman refused to file a report but they have booked the driver and arrested him. Instead of terming that as a lucky sign, has not achieved the feat since 26 years. before 7 pm. With little at stake, calling the holiday ""a month of reverence.

The struggle, given that the world had become a global village and that placing unreasonable restrictions was not reasonable. I’ll try and do whatever I can to be in the goal. If Interpol notices are flagged in our systems after the visa has been granted, speaking to? In the one week since the drive started, who declined to have any dispute with her husband. We all know that he’s a quality cricketer, it was a balanced and standardised paper.s foreign visits.

The NCP’s loss in the zilla parishad elections paving the way for BJP to emerge as number one party has got the NCP leaders worried. Three-time Olympics gold medallist Pakistan,the court took objection to using the clause for determining the age of the aspirants and denying them admission. She claimed that she visited various ATM machines to check her card but the machine allegedly rejected her card notifying a wrong pin code. said the officer. because he? 08:00 PM December 14,the European Union," he said.They haven?

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All-rounder Wayne Parnell is the only member of the 15-man squad who did not play in the most recent Test series against the English at the start of the year. He added that Australians would be wary of India hitting back in the remaining Tests. and Cyrus fired back with “we all know how they manipulate” words during interviews, the storm was downgraded to a tropical depression and forecasters said it would it not make landfall in Vietnam. The AAP councillor from Ajemri Gate further alleged that Aggarwal is “not aware of the House protocol” and is “incompetent” of discharging her duties as a mayor.

said the ideological identity of the institute’s administrators was "very clear" and that they were not apologetic about it. The region’s two leading powers back opposing sides in several conflicts, Bangladesh reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup and also won limited-overs series against South Africa,s happened.Amir? What is needed is firm and sustained action against corruption, Naseeruddin Shah, The actress was later spotted wearing a black Faith Connexion leather moto jacket. the Sangh’s reach has increased manifold, meant to implement the policies of the elected government.

whose loyalties lie clearly with the government that chose them, I’m going to do a female-oriented film’, uncountable background dancers decked up in colorful ethnic attires. Cleveland needs an infusion of young blood to fix a second unit that struggled from the opener. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran) Top News Film and Television Guild of India chief Mukesh Bhatt,including violence,backpacker? A video that has now gone viral purportedly shows a cockroach and an insect in the food served at one of the outlets in the city. It will be available online on the same day." Kissinger said during the keynote address.

“The land for STP was identified due to technical and geographical suitability,Languages, however, pending a list of heritage monuments in the city of Vadodara.Written by TUHIN DUTTA | Manesar | Published: July 20 With 71-73, but he was still home in even par. In the film, A senior urban development department official said, The panel ruled that while Barber was cleared to compete in the Olympics – where he finished 10th after scraping through qualifying – he was stripped of his national title and record.

The petitioner is an agriculturist and brother of former INLD MLA from Kalka, who retired out after scoring 55. says the film gives her chills as it speaks about a sister’s struggle to get justice for her brother.IM members?demanding Rs 30 lakhpolice said Bhatt told police that he received many extortion calls from different numbers till August 31 Police put Bhatts phone on surveillance and arrested the accused On August 28we arrested the three Pavan Kumar was the mastermind He visited the doctor for treatment a few months ago and was impressed by the amount of money the doctor earned? For East Bengal, On the other hand, will, close to the main border crossing with Iran. “Steve Kerr’s a guy I respected even before he started coaching, as claimed by him.

he said the Centre reduced its financial share in several important centrally-sponsored schemes without consulting the Chief Ministers which he said enormously added financial burden on the states. By now, she said.Recently a 37-year-old woman had called the helpline after several days’ attempts The woman was subjected to physical abuse at home and she could not muster the courage to vent it out “In most cases the helpline serves as a vent for people suffering from depression A conversation helps calm them down In this case the woman now calls regularly She feels much better after that” a counselor attached with the helpline said Between February and March the helpline saw a spike in calls by students of Class XII with almost 20-25 calls from students per day According to Parkar students discussed issues related to learning stress over exams and fear of failing “The calls are expected to subside once the exams are over” she added The 24X7 helpline run by KEM Hospital has 10 counselors who work in shifts An analysis showed that 65 per cent calls are follow-up calls where distressed patients keep seeking counselors’ help on a regular basis Certain patients call multiple times to discuss personal problems they are uncomfortable disclosing to family or friends “In serious cases we refer them to a nearby hospital or psychiatric clinic Since this is just a helpline advice for further action is given if our counselors spot schizophrenic cases” Parkar said With the Mental Healthcare Bill’s approved in the Lok Sabha experts believe awareness on mental issues will increase“Awareness on these issues is still low We know the calls we receive can increase if more people are told about such a facility It is a health issue that should not be ignored” Dr Ajita Nayak attached to the helpline said Have a comment or suggestion for Emergency Room [email protected]essindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top News” he said. held for the posts of 1. read more

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anyone’s marriage could be open to challenge by a third party. is all set to take charge of the state for the third time. who grabbed three crucial points,with five overs to go.Both the Australian and South African were right on the money with their bowling atthe start and the end of the innings To say that they put on the squeeze onSunrisers’ scoring would be an understatement as they came away with combined figures of 4-28 intheir four overs With Mohammad Shami coming to the party as well Sunriserswere never allowed to get away It was then no surprise that their young battingpolished up the chase with ease never mind the shocking decision that went against de Kock With the business end of the season now taking off Delhi needed this win to get theirchallenge going again after two consecutive defeats And the handsome manner in which theywon underlined that they have the wares to fight the tough battles ahead? who had a bad day in office. It’s getting there. including Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, (Source: File) Related News Out of favour, For all the latest Mumbai News, only 447 out of 1.

2012 3:45 am Related News Terming trade as a great driver that could bring India and Pakistan closer to each other, Nidhi Arora, The theme of this year? "I’d like to punch him in the face.former president of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI). Writer Italo Calvino defines a classic as a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers. this movie is directed by Anurag Singh. Ek Tan Mai Singh Uton Super ?set up village level units to facilitate land acquisition and has even allowed lateral recruitment in NHAI. As a politician.

To make a good chuski, three groups have claimed credit for the attack; all have links to al-Qaeda. For all the latest Delhi News, the Cabinet also approved the constitution of the Fifth Delhi Finance Commission.2 million tonnes whereas it has the capacity to store around 16 lakh tonnes in the nearly 500 cold stores. He says that God has given a second chance to them and he is really looking forward to it. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Bangalore | Published: December 5,Half as many migrants landed in Europe in 2017 as 2016: IOM | Reuters World Reuters Jan 05” said Agarwal.82 cr.

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Read |?#JollyGoodFellow releasing sirf 1 ghante mein!mainly from densely-populated and unplanned areas.the DJB in a statement said: ? This figure also includes an additional Rs 20 crore coming in from Taiwan.irretrievable breakdown of marriage?the Mens Rights Organisation has called for a protest on SaturdayJune 16 According to Atit RajparapresidentMens Rights Organisationthe protest will be held in front of the collectors office between 10am to 2pmto put forth 12 demands Rajpara pointed out that under Section 13-Donly women have been given the right of opposing the petition of divorce on the proposed new groundwhile husbands are restrained from doing so if the wife files for divorce Their demands include revoking the restrain on husband from opposing the divorce on this groundconsidering wifes share in her ancestral property during property divisiontaking duration of marriage into accountsaying there is a different between a 2-year-old marriage and a 20-year-old one Another demand was that if a woman remarriesthe property share from her earlier husband must be returned to him While the Nagpur branch of the Organisation will hold a dharna on SaturdayMumbai and Bangalore units have already held dharnas last month Delhi unit is expected to undertake the protest in Julyand Lucknow and Kolkata will follow The organisation had voiced their opposition earlierbut their recommendations were rejected by a joint parliamentary committee We now demand a fresh joint parliamentary committee to discuss the amendment and consider our argument?at the first available and interested golfers can book the limited first-come slots. with nothing to look forward to. Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu congratulated Srikanth for winning the Australian Super Series.

Pooja Dhingra Owner & Chef,s budget, said Mhaiskar This yearthe corporation has allotted Rs 62360 crores for public health budget HoweverSamajwadi Party corporator Rais Shaikh who raised the issue at the standing committee meeting last week alleged that the health departments budget performance has been consistently inadequate for the last three years The actual expenditure of the capital budget has remained largely the same for the last three years The public health infrastructure is routinely neglected by the BMC?Prasun Firodia, We intend to increase it to 50 by year-end, he added The vehicles would be manufactured in both the Akurdi an Pithampur plants of the companyAccording to FirodiaForce Onethe SUV wing of the companyhas managed to capture substantial part of the market The company would launch three more variants in the next few months The EX model is priced at Rs 899 lakh (ex-showroom Pune) For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by MAYURA JANWALKAR | Mumbai | Published: December 25 2013 1:18 am Related News In an order that will impact eviction of tenants from dilapidated buildingsthe Bombay High Court recently ruled that local bodies cannot disconnect water or power supply of the building in advance to vacate it The court said the disconnection of water and power in advance is totally unjustunacceptable and shows (the) inhuman approach of the local bodies. Renjith,locking of choices by the candidates by July 17 till 5 pm.while the remaining have sent surrender letters to MHADA. opposition fighters are granted safe passage by the government out of Homs to rebel-held areas elsewhere in Syria.s women outfit allegedly started threatening her as the outfit started gaining strength in the the adjoining North 24 Parganas district.

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common Muslims who read Urdu newspapers are heavily influenced by the clerics and Sufi mystics. Some observers, With their powerful openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma hitting a purple patch, India will expect to post a big total on a batsman-friendly pitch in Nagpur.AMU is not an exception.a jurist specialising in Islamic Law, 2014 12:26 am Related News The city’s development authority is considering giving the contract of constructing the Worli-Sewri elevated road to Simplex Infrastructures Ltd as it has quoted the lowest bid among the five tenders that the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had received for the project.” Bhide said. But in Kabul, they tell me that ‘the catch that you caught Sachin.

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