Cookies & Milk with a Cop and a K-9 tomorrow

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The North Orange County Branch Library is at 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.APD K-9 Valor, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, will make an appearance at Cookies and Milk with a Cop tomorrow.Cookies & Milk with a CopDate: Saturday, July 15, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am Sponsored by: The Orange County Library (Apopka Branch), McDonald’s, and the Apopka Police DepartmentLocation: The Orange County Library (Apopka Branch) at 1211 E. Semoran Boulevard in ApopkaCookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year. The goal is to bring kids and Cops together in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.The APD provides a police officer for reading to the children.McDonald’s provides the cookies and milk.The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.The events are held at 10:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Take your kids to the North Orange Library in Apopka this today from 10:30 am – 11:30 am to meet the officers of the Apopka Police Department for cookies and milk and a story. This is a time for children to interact with local police officers in a fun and informative environment. And after the story, a special guest will join the children – APD K-9 Valor will meet the kids! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCookies and Milk with a CopMcDonald’sNorth Orange County Library Previous articleAvoid the summer slide, go to the libraryNext articleMorning Crash: Apopka resident collides with OCSO vehicle Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Villa C / Yachar Bouhaya Architecte

first_imgManufacturers: Technowood, FRANKE, Flos, Ritmonio, Sepalumic, Vimar, CORA PARQUET, Mamoli, Trimble Save this picture!© Alessio Mei+ 35Curated by Hana Abdel Share Villa C / Yachar Bouhaya Architecte “COPY” Photographs Lead Architects: Projects Photographs:  Alessio Mei Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Morocco Villa C / Yachar Bouhaya ArchitecteSave this projectSaveVilla C / Yachar Bouhaya Architecte “COPY” Area:  458 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Yachar Bouhaya Architecte Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Casablanca, Morocco CopyAbout this officeYachar Bouhaya ArchitecteOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCasablancaOn FacebookMoroccoPublished on September 13, 2020Cite: “Villa C / Yachar Bouhaya Architecte” 12 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Yachar Bouhaya ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947371/villa-c-yachar-bouhaya-architecte Clipboard Clients:Mr. & Mrs. CharlierEngineering & Construction:GebatiLandscape:Pascal LopezCollaborators:Mustapha GoumriEngineering:GebatiConstruction:GebatiCity:CasablancaCountry:MoroccoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alessio MeiRecommended ProductsShowerAcquabellaBathroom Panel – DecorShowerGeberitShower Channels – CleanLineFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Fiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. The House is located in a quite street of the Oasis neighborhood of Casablanca. As the city, we wanted a simple white house, that combines both modernism and functionalism. The clients were involved in the making of the house which made both the design concept and the site built challenging. The ergonomic and the everyday use were the main things to care of in the design pattern.Save this picture!© Alessio MeiSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!East ElevationSave this picture!© Alessio MeiIt’s is conceived in two volumes parts, one on the street side on the ground floor, double height and a second in the background with a basement and a second floor. The first part is single storey built and include a double living room, dining room, guest cloakroom and kitchen. The second, is a one floor which hosts family living spaces with (bedrooms, TV room, hammam, gym, etc.)Save this picture!© Alessio MeiAs the main façade is facing the south, we managed a concrete awning and motorized louvers to protect from the sun during summer and to let it in during winter days. The infinity pool with green bali stone link the two levels of the house and is seen from every corner of it. Most of the flooring inside and out are made with the same limestone which keeps a peaceful atmosphere with not much colors or materials.Save this picture!© Alessio MeiProject gallerySee allShow lessWith21 Boutique Hotel / Jupiter & MarsSelected ProjectsThe Old Granary Musem / GAPP Architects & Urban DesignersSelected Projects Share Year:  2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947371/villa-c-yachar-bouhaya-architecte Clipboard ArchDaily Houseslast_img read more

‘Trump election is radicalizing the masses’

first_imgLarry HolmesI want to speak about the big picture in terms of what happened last Tuesday, Nov. 8, with Trump’s election. That event is important for a party like ours, a revolutionary communist party at the center of world imperialism. Yes, U.S. imperialism is weakening, but it is still the center of world imperialism.Socialists, communists and revolutionaries organizing here have an extra-special responsibility to understand the global character of events.This election was not just a national event. It was a global event. Trump is now the new global face of capitalism.Trump’s rise is part of the implosion of the capitalist political establishment, including in the big imperialist countries in Europe. That collapse is being driven by new technology and globalization destroying the jobs, the health and the lives of more and more workers.The political problem is with the Democratic Party and its counterparts in other countries — parties that have called themselves social democratic. These parties were supposed to represent the workers, but really never did. For some time, they have been doing the opposite, throwing off any pretense of being for the workers.They have become agents of what some people call neoliberalism, fulfilling whatever capitalism needs — imposing austerity, taking jobs from one place to another for cheaper labor, reducing jobs with technology, making more and more attacks on the working class. Taking away homes, health care, everything.Because of this, sections of the working class are abandoning the Democrats and the social democrats, and are fodder for right-wing, racist, neofascist demagogues all around the world.The workers are literally being handed over to neofascists like Donald Trump. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and we got proof of that earlier this year.During the March primary elections, workers in Michigan and Wisconsin voted for Bernie Sanders, who was trying to save the Democratic Party. In the U.S. you don’t usually see a presidential candidate calling himself any kind of socialist. The fact is, a lot of the workers who voted for Trump a few days ago voted for Bernie Sanders a few months ago.A lot of workers — white and Black workers — did not come out to save the Democratic Party. They said things are too bad. They said: “Here in Flint, we don’t even have drinkable water. Why should I vote for the Democrats? Obama came here and had a glass of water, and told everybody it was OK.”They were looking around and said, “What? No more problem?”We will not have our class split!Comrades and friends, I want to speak to you as a communist, because communists are supposed to know the problems of the working class. We are supposed to have a deep understanding — the deepest understanding of anyone. It is only in that way we can have some answers and provide some leadership.We must not let racists and fascists take any sector of our class away. We must fight it and stop it. We will not have our class split!First and foremost, this development is a class issue. To hold our class together, we have to review who is in our class. It is not only backward white workers, who reject people we know are part of the working class. Even progressive trade unionists can have out-of-date ideas of who is in the working class. They may not realize that the working class is changing, growing and has new sectors.Monica Moorehead said the Black Lives Matter movement is a working-class movement. The bosses declare war against Black and Brown people of all ages, particularly young people, because in this phase of capitalist decay, capitalism has no jobs for them. They are expendable. So the bosses send them off to the prison-industrial complex and sometimes just have the cops murder them.Black Lives Matter is a class issue. Everybody who is fighting for the working class should be up front in demonstrations against police terror.Standing Rock is a working-class issue. These are oppressed Native sisters and brothers fighting for their land. This is an anti-imperialist working-class issue.Fighting for the rights of prisoners is a class issue. Why? Because prisoners are workers. There should be more support for their strikes.Our migrant sisters and brothers, whether from Mexico or Pakistan, Africa or somewhere in the Middle East, no matter what language they speak, are part of our class. They are not enemies, not competitors. They are not taking jobs. Whether they are in Paris or London, North Carolina, Texas or New York City, there are no borders in the working-class struggle.Our party needs to explain that women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender-nonconforming people are part of the working class. Those leftists who dismiss this as “identity politics” — I question them as Marxists and revolutionaries.The LGBTQ struggle is an historic, life-and-death struggle. The ranks of those in the forefront are growing in ways that none of us have ever seen. Those of us of a certain age are glad we have lived long enough to see LGBTQ people rising out of the shadows and coming forward.What is the LGBTQ struggle rooted in? It is part of the struggle against patriarchy. What is patriarchy? A pillar of class rule. Whose class? The capitalist class. Breaking down that pillar is an act for the workers, for the revolution.Our class is a global classPerhaps most important, we need to deepen the understanding that we are a global class. We have no borders. The Trump election has emboldened racists and neofascists all over Europe. Trump’s election is a global development against workers.We have to develop the understanding that our class is a global class. Maybe Workers World Party — with its perfect name for our global class — could launch a “Workers of the World Unite” campaign.We could hold events and protests to raise up different sections of our class — maybe one time migrant workers, another time LGBTQ workers or fast food workers. We’d explain how we have to stop looking at ourselves only as citizens of this or that country. We’d say: “Don’t get so caught up that you forget our class is a global class.”We have to organize on a global basis, on some level, because that is how capitalism pits workers against each other. As bad as it has been, we’re going to experience more of that. We’ve got to fight.We’ve got to find new ways to practice internationalism. For instance, in 2014 the McDonald’s fast food workers tried a global strike, in more than 30 countries. It wasn’t millions of workers, and they didn’t close all the McDonald’s. But it was a global simultaneous action. Now some activists are calling for a Jan. 20 general strike in the U.S., the day of Trump’s inauguration. And some want it to be global.It is more practical today to have a global general strike than it was some time ago. Yes, technology has atomized the working class because the bosses need fewer workers to produce things. Now most workers don’t stay at any job for long, but are in what’s called precarious work.But because of new technologies, workers are able to communicate with each other instantaneously and globally. Therefore, they are able to organize on a local basis, on a national basis, on a regional basis and on a world basis.We need to have a new model for a general strike. It can’t just be to leave your work, though that is important to a strike. But what about more and more of our class who don’t have jobs, are not in a union or do temporary work? They have to have a way to participate.Meanwhile, thousands of mostly young people, multinational, are rocking the streets and cities all over the country. They have made such a big contribution in these few days after the “triumph of Trump.” The bourgeoisie is worried.The capitalist class had a counterdemonstration. Do you know what it was? It was Obama meeting Trump, and Clinton making a nice statement. That is the imperialists uniting. Yesterday, Trump was a monster, a racist, a misogynist. Today, he’s “our president,” and the imperialists say: “We must give him a chance.”We are not giving him a chance! We are going to build that massive counterinaugural protest on Jan. 20. We are going to figure out a way, with allies, to form defense committees so our Muslim sisters and brothers, our immigrant sisters and brothers, our LGBTQ sisters and brothers and women do not have to be in fear.The election of Trump is a big problem. Our primary job now is to defend those sectors of our class and our community who are under attack. But sometimes we can turn a reaction like this into an opportunity to make revolutionary gains.Let it be known that Workers World Party is willing to work with any honest force in a united front against fascism and for socialism. We are completely open to do whatever we need to do. This is no time for sectarianism. This is no time for “Oh, this is my organization.” We understand that. We are trying to build our organization, too.But we’ve got to think bigger and bolder. We are prepared to do what is necessary. We are going to shut this down. Trump has started something. We are going to finish it.We want to turn this problematic political development into a revolution for socialism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Working-class solidarity in France and Italy stops weapons from arming Saudi Arabia

first_imgWould the Saudi-flagged ship be able to load weapons in France or Italy bound for use in the brutal war against the 30 million people of Yemen?The events of mid-to-late May gave an excellent example of the potential of international solidarity among European workers, which is also an act of solidarity with the oppressed Yemenis.First in mid-May, dockworkers, human rights activists and anti-war organizations prevented the Saudi cargo ship from loading at Le Havre, France. The protests there had prevented the loading of weapons on the ship, the Bahri Yanbu. They then warned Italian dockworkers that the Bahri Yanbu would soon be docking at Genoa, an industrial and port city on the west coast of Italy. The dockworkers there, called “Camalli,” though their number has decreased from 8,000 in 1987 to 1,000 today, have a history of internationalist and union activity. That dates from the anti-Fascist resistance during World War II to the militant struggles of the autumn of 1969, to refusal to load ships bringing weapons to the U.S. occupation in Vietnam. When the authorities refused a request from the dockworkers union to inspect the ship, they refused to load the ship. They instead demonstrated in the dock area carrying the banner: “Stop arms trafficking, make war on war.” Luigi Cianci, a leading Camalli, said the following: “During the Vietnam War we blocked the docking of American ships and in 1971 we organized a ship to aid the Vietnamese population. And we did the same during the Gulf War.“Even if we are far fewer today and we want to defend our jobs, we do not want to do it at all costs: The war in Yemen is one of the greatest humanitarian catastrophes of recent years: 60,000 killed, 90,000 children dead from malnutrition, one million people affected by the cholera epidemic. We explained these things to our members and they all agreed on the boycott.” (Il manifesto, May 17)For the moment at least, the delivery of weapons to the Saudi monarchy was halted. The French protesters and Genoese dockworkers have given a splendid example of working-class solidarity in Europe at a time when right-wing parties have shown their ugly racist and xenophobic heads. It is an example of working-class solidarity in Europe that contrasts with the united actions of European imperialists bankers and corporations carried out by the European Union bureaucracy.Even better, the French and Italian workers have cooperated in solidarity with the embattled people of Yemen.“Genoa, Italy”by rchappo2002 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Detroit smashes racist plot in U.S. election

first_imgThe voters of Michigan dealt President Donald Trump a crushing defeat on Nov. 3 — he lost to President-elect Joe Biden by over 154,000 votes. Black-majority cities, including Flint, Benton Harbor and especially Detroit, were decisive in a state the blatant white supremacist had narrowly won in 2016. In other “battleground” states, the pattern was replicated, with Atlanta, Milwaukee and Philadelphia playing a decisive role in Trump’s loss.Detroit protests, Nov. 21.Rather than accept the numbers — which show him trailing in the popular vote tally by over 6 million — Trump and his cohorts, led by racist ex-mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani, have launched a vicious campaign to disenfranchise Black voters. With the dozens of court challenges all failing to bolster Trump’s bogus case, political maneuvers are being employed to subvert voters’ will. On Nov. 17, a city with a proud history in the labor and Black liberation movements — Detroit — pushed back.In Michigan the County Boards of Canvassers, with two Republican and two Democratic members appointed by the elected County Board of Commissioners, certify the election results in each of the state’s 83 counties. The results are then sent to the State Board of Canvassers for approval. This is normally a routine, non-controversial procedure.Wayne County, whose largest city is Detroit, proved to be the exception. The two Republicans on the Board refused to approve the results, which by law are considered not certified in the case of a tie. But the county had rejected Trump by over 323,000 votes. The excuse given was that there were discrepancies in some precincts between the number of votes tallied and the number of voters registered. All were less than half a dozen, hardly enough to impact the election’s outcome.Board Chair Monica Palmer, a Republican and loyal Trumpite, at one point wanted to certify all the results except Detroit’s. This despite the fact that the city of Livonia, which is over 95 percent white, had more vote/voter discrepancies than Detroit, which is over 80 percent African American and about 10 percent Latinx. There is not even a legal mechanism for the mixed report Palmer proposed.Public comments hit racismThe entire Board meeting was conducted virtually on Zoom. Board rules mandate that time be allotted for “public comment.” After learning of the Republicans’ attempts to suppress the vote, Congresspeople Rashida Tlaib and Debbie Dingell appealed to their constituents to join the virtual meeting and speak out. Congressperson Tlaib, who represents Detroit, is one of the progressive women of color who comprise the “Squad.”With almost no advance notice, more than 300 people from Detroit and the surrounding community got on the meeting and made it clear they would not allow this racist voter suppression to go forward. Detroit NAACP President Rev. Wendell Anthony blasted Palmer and her fellow Board member, William Hartmann. In a video that has gone viral, a white Ann Arbor resident compared them to Bull Connor, the segregationist Commissioner of Public Safety of Birmingham, Ala., during the Civil Rights movement.“You are certainly showing that you are a racist,” State Representative Abraham Aiyash said. “You may say that you are not, you may claim that you are not, but let’s be very clear. Your words today and your actions today made it clear that you are OK with silencing the votes of an 80-percent African-American city.” (Detroit Free Press, Nov. 17)The multinational virtual mobilization was not only a powerful statement against racism, it was effective. By the end of the day the Board voted unanimously to certify the results. At this point the matter should have been closed. But after getting a call from Trump himself, Palmer and Hartmann tried to rescind their vote after the deadline for certification had passed. Palmer complained that she was “threatened” on social media. In fact, the worst threats on social media were directed at Representative Aiyash, who is Arab and Muslim.After losing in Wayne County, Trump summoned a delegation of Michigan Republican state legislators to the White House to get them to illegally appoint his supporters as Michigan’s 16 Electoral College electors. So far they have declined to do so.On Nov. 23 the state Board of Canvassers, after getting an earful during public comment, voted 3-1 to certify the election results. Over 700 signed up to speak.But Trump and Giuliani continue to pursue similar strategies in other states to overturn the vote — particularly the Black vote in Atlanta, Milwaukee and Philadelphia.If the Wayne County canvassers’ meeting had been held in person, community members would have packed the room to overflowing. Yet even with the surging pandemic and cold weather limiting our ability to protest, it is possible to fight the racists and win — and fighting back is the only way to block racist voter suppression.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Farmers Help Schools Enhance Science and Math Curriculum

first_img Indiana Farmers Help Schools Enhance Science and Math Curriculum SHARE Facebook Twitter Seven Indiana school districts have received $115,000 in grants this year from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program partners with farmers to support rural public school districts with innovative approaches to teaching math and science. Given the technological progress in agriculture over the past 20 years, farmers are very aware of the need for superior math and science education, especially for students in their communities.“The technology involved with farming today is amazing! It would be great if we could capitalize on the excitement of using this technology, by getting kids engaged with math and science and technology in schools,” said Grow Rural Education Advisory Council member Walt Bones, a farmer from South Dakota.Winning districts have designed many innovative programs for use of the grant funds, including LEGO Robotics projects, business and hands-on applications for family and consumer sciences, student-led construction of a greenhouse and a barn on school property, and various technology and science laboratory equipment upgrades.The program starts with farmers, who can nominate a public school district in their community to apply for a grant of up to $25,000. Once all of the school district applications are submitted, a panel of math and science teachers reviews each application and selects finalists.  An advisory council, composed of farmer-leaders with an interest in agriculture and education, then selects the winning grant applications from a pool of finalists.Advisory Council member Katie Heger, who farms in North Dakota, had a hand in helping to select this year’s winners.“Kids want to know where they’re headed, so I like projects that connect learning to careers they might be interested in. By making it connect to something that they know, we have a better chance of success,” said Heger.The funding is utilized for math and science projects in grades K-12, to prepare students for a wider range of career prospects in an increasingly technology-driven workforce. The winning schools are following a trend in Indiana to enhance student opportunities for practical application of skills learned in the classroom. All of these projects provide opportunities for students to apply what they learn in the classroom to hands-on projects, also allowing students to explore career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and math.This program is part of the America’s Farmers initiative, which partners with farmers to support education, service organizations and youth in rural America. Visit www.GrowRuralEducation.com to see the full list of winners for this year. A sister program, America’s Farmers Grow Communities, is currently in its enrollment period. To sign up, visit www.GrowCommunities.com. Source: Monsanto Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farmers Help Schools Enhance Science and Math Curriculum SHARE By Andy Eubank – Sep 29, 2014 Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleHoosier Harvest Rolls On Under Sunny Skies Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Listen: Celebrity Dish (Season 2): Episode 1

first_imgAsh Wednesday marks start of Lent CASA of Tarrant County advocates for children in foster care Join Taylor Boser and Megan Guter as they discuss the latest in celebrity news and gossip. Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ I am a senior journalism major from the great city of Chicago. Watching E! News while eating a Chipotle burrito is my favorite pastime. Go Cowboys! Twitter printAfter a year-and-a-half hiatus, Taylor Boser and Megan Guter are back with the latest celebrity gossip. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt ReddIt + posts Twitter Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Linkedin Counseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death Facebook Linkedin Majority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Facebook Previous articleMen’s Tennis impresses in ITA National Men’s Indoor ChampionshipNext articleTCU helps community ‘Outrun Trafficking’ Taylor Boser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Taylor Boser TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Sign off on penalty points for fishing industry unjust – MacLochlainn

first_img Sign off on penalty points for fishing industry unjust – MacLochlainn Sinn Fein says the next Agriculture Minister should amend the Taoiseach’s move to sign off on plans to impose penalty points on the industry.Padraig Mac Lochlainn is calling on Micheál Martin to urgently consult with the fishing industry over this.He says the sector isn’t opposed to a penalty points system but believes it must be a fair one.Deputy Mac Lochlainn says the Taoiseach’s system isn’t just:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/fishing-padraig1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation is describing the move by the Taoiseach as ‘scandalous’.It says it runs contrary to the Programme for Government, which commits to introducing a ‘level playing field.’Its CEO Sean O’Donoghue says the decision must be changed:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/odonoghue-fishing1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Twittercenter_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Previous articleDonegal Championship Quarter finals & Relegation Play-offs detailsNext articleKerry councillor condemns scenes of crowds in Killarney News Highland Facebook Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – August 30, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApplast_img read more

Agent fined the most in Burnham-on-Sea fee fixing scandal speaks out

first_imgOne of the four agents which last week agreed to pay fines totalling £370,000 following a Competition and Markets Authority investigation into price fixing in the Somerset seaside town of Burnham-on-Sea has given its reaction to the case for the first time following the announcement.The agents – which included Greenslade Taylor Hunt (GTH), Abbot and Frost, Gary Berryman and West Coast Property Services – admitted breaking competition law by colluding to set a minimum 1.5% commission fee for sales in and around the town.Charles Clarke (pictured, left), Chairman of GTH, has said that the fine covered activities during 2014 and 2015 by the company’s local business.He said that GTH cooperated with the CMA fully and that as soon as concerns were raised by the watchdog, an investigation of all offices and departments within the firm was undertaken. GTH is to pay the largest proportion of the total fine, at £186,054.“We are entirely satisfied that this issue resulted from the wholly misguided and inappropriate actions of one GTH Partner, acting entirely alone, at one branch of our group and that no other office or department was involved in any way whatsoever,” he told Burnham-on-Sea.com.“The partner’s actions at Burnham-on-Sea were undertaken with neither the consent or knowledge of other GTH Partners or staff at any other office in our organisation.“Any discussion of commission rates, however informal, between competing businesses is not permissible and the firm condemns such behaviour in the strongest terms.“Activity of this nature is a breach of GTH’s high ethical standards and is entirely inconsistent with the company’s long-established values. We profoundly regret what occurred at Burnham-on-Sea.”Charles also said that the Partner concerned recognised that their actions were a gross misjudgement and that they had apologised to staff both locally and within the group. Discussions about the Partner’s future responsibilities are also on-going, he said.Greenslade March 6, 2017Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Agent fined the most in Burnham-on-Sea fee fixing scandal speaks out previous nextRegulation & LawAgent fined the most in Burnham-on-Sea fee fixing scandal speaks outGreenslade Taylor Hunt chairman says problem was down to “wholly misguided and inappropriate actions” of one PartnerNigel Lewis6th March 201701,888 Viewslast_img read more

“LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” JUNE 8, 2018

first_img“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. “LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.center_img FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.last_img read more

Kenya officially opens 310MW Lake Turkana wind farm, Africa’s largest

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNN:Kenya has launched Africa’s largest wind power farm in a bid to boost electricity generating capacity and to meet the country’s ambitious goal of 100% green energy by 2020.The farm, known as the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) will generate around 310 megawatts of power to the national grid and will increase the country’s electricity supply by 13%, President Uhuru Kenyatta said at the launch of the project on Friday.The project is powered by the Turkana corridor wind, a low-level jet stream originating from the Indian Ocean and blows all year round, according to a government statement.An international consortium of lenders and producers, which includes the African Development Bank, came together to install the 365 wind turbines, which cost around $700m, the largest private investment in Kenya’s history, President Kenyatta said.In the past years, Kenya has made progress in investing in clean sources of energy. According to the Renewables 2018 Global Status Report, the country is 9th in the world for its geothermal power generating capacity of up to 700 megawatts. Around 70% of Kenya’s national electricity comes from renewable sources like hydro power and geothermal.State-owned power company KenGen produces approximately 80% of electricity consumed in Kenya, and of that, 65% comes from hydro-power sources, which it sells to Kenya Power, the country’s main electricity transmission company,More: Kenya launches largest wind power plant in Africa Kenya officially opens 310MW Lake Turkana wind farm, Africa’s largestlast_img read more

Controversial Anti-Extremism Program Subject of ACLU Lawsuit

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A prominent civil liberties group wants the federal government to open up about a controversial anti-extremism program it fears disproportionately targets Muslim Americans.Officially established in 2011, the so-called “Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)” initiative has been criticized for unfairly targeting Muslims, which has the adverse effect of stigmatizing an entire community based on their religion, activists say. Now the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the government in Washington, DC federal court to get some answers.The free speech group said it was compelled to act because the government has so far refused to release information about funding, training, and whether important privacy safeguards are in place to act as a firewall against civil liberties violations.“For well over a decade, programs and policies like these have sent a very powerful message: When it comes to American Muslims, our nation’s actions often do not match the principles of equal treatment and religious freedom enshrined in our Constitution,” said Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU National Security Project, in announcing the lawsuit.In its lawsuit, the ACLU argues that there’s been “scant information” made public about the program.“The premise of federal CVE programs is that the adoption of extreme or ‘radical’ ideas places individuals on a path toward violence, and that there are observable ‘indicators’ to identify those who are ‘vulnerable’ to ‘radicalization’ or ‘at risk’ of being recruited by terrorist groups,” the group notes in the suit.The government, the suit adds, has not “publicly disclosed any scientific or other evidentiary support for this premise.”Under the Obama administration, the government has implemented several CVE-related initiatives over the years, including a highly publicized summit last year to discuss the issue, a recently unveiled anti-extremism website, and pilot programs in three major US cities intended to target radicalization.The ACLU argues the pilot program in particular—which was first installed in Boston, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis—is aimed “almost exclusively” at Muslim American communities, a potential infringement on residents’ freedom of religion rights.Among the defendants are the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Department of Justice, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.What has some activists so concerned is the government’s apparent outsourcing of law enforcement duties to the general public by asking community leaders, social workers and even teachers and students to identify potential hallmarks of extremism and report perceived radical behavior to authorities. “Our best defenses against this threat are well informed and equipped families, local communities, and institutions,” the government argued in its “Strategic Implementation Plan” published in December 2011. Screenshot from the FBI’s CVE “Don’t Be A Puppet” Website.Some of the purported signs of radicalization established by the government resemble normal human behavior, such as isolation and falling into a state of hopelessness. Essentially, communities are being taught to identify those factors in people—presumably Muslims—and notify law enforcement, the ACLU argues.“These are all hallmarks of the human experience, and include constitutionally protected speech and conduct,” the ACLU said. “But CVE programs view them as suspicious. In effect, these programs police Americans’ ideas and beliefs.”The suit comes a week after President Obama visited a US mosque for the first time in his presidency. The president used the platform to condemn the rise in Islamophobia and attacks on mosques and Muslim citizens.But, as the Press noted at the time, Obama’s policies—including promoting CVE—reveal a complicated relationship with the Muslim community.Obama last March held a CVE summit at the White House that advocacy groups said skewed toward Muslim radicalization despite studies that showed law enforcement expressed as much concern with right-wing extremists than it did with Islamist radicalization. These groups also pointed to stats that showed more people having died as a result of right-wing extremism than Jihadist violence since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.But in recent months the perceived threat posed by Muslims Americans has increased after the rampage in Paris that killed 130 and the December shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. that killed 14 people. Anti-Islam sentiment has been one of the storylines of the presidential primary race thus far, and has, at least in the Republican field, reignited the debate around torture and spawned chest-pounding remarks about the extent to which candidates would go to destroy groups like ISIS. Eight months after the White House CVE summit, the FBI was supposed to unveil a long-awaited website dubbed “Don’t Be A Puppet,” dedicated to countering violent extremism, but delayed its release. It has since been published.The site, which depicts a mannequin dangling on a stage, allows a user to explore five sections, such as “What is Violent Extremism?” with the prize at the end being an FBI certificate. The site was reportedly designed as a tool to help teachers and students in American schools identify people vulnerable to extremist ideology.Five years removed from CVE’s unveiling, “The American public has a compelling need to understand how CVE plans and policies are being implemented, who and what they target, and what consequences they have for Americans’ privacy and civil rights,” the ACLU says.last_img read more

NCUA shows support for Network Credit Union mergers

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The top leaders of the National Credit Union Administration said Tuesday that they support an alternative option that would allow credit unions to merge some operations.The agency’s general counsel issued a legal opinion last week that said credit unions are allowed under the Federal Credit Union Act to merge by forming a Network Credit Union.Under the concept, credit unions could achieve economies of scale by merging some functions such as IT or a call center while maintaining their own names and some level of autonomy.Speaking at the Credit Union National Association’s Government Affairs Conference, NCUA Vice Chairman Richard Metsger said giving credit unions that option was one of his 2016 priorities.“Building on the Network Credit Union concept…I will work to remove roadblocks to credit unions who wish to come together under the umbrella of one stronger charter, but who continue to operate under their own identities in their communities, seamless to their members, but now with added resources and reduced compliance and regulatory burden at the local level,” Metsger said.Speaking to Credit Union Journal at the conference, NCUA Chair Debbie Matz said “it is something that can be tried, so now the ball is in the court of the credit unions that are interested.” continue reading »last_img read more

Shell-Mex House uncertainty comes to an end

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Ian Wright ‘loved’ watching Rob Holding stand up to Sadio Mane during Arsenal’s win over Liverpool

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 16 Jul 2020 10:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.8kShares Advertisement Advertisement Ian Wright ‘loved’ watching Rob Holding stand up to Sadio Mane during Arsenal’s win over Liverpool Arteta reacts to Arsenal beating champions Liverpool 2-1To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:36FullscreenArteta reacts to Arsenal beating champions Liverpool 2-1https://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-reacts-arsenal-beating-champions-liverpool-2-1-2211612/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Rob Holding for me today I loved the way he stood up to Mane,’ Wright said on Match of the Day. ‘He had a little dig at him there and it’s great to see he stood up and it’s great to see an Arsenal defender showing that kind of fight.’Wright was less positive about the VAR’s decision not to send off Trent Alexander-Arnold, however, for a reckless challenge on Bukayo Saka, particularly in light of the three-game ban Eddie Nketiah is currently serving for a near identical foul on Leicester’s James Justin a week ago.Wright added: ‘There’s probably some sort of long-winded reason why that’s not a sending off but Eddie Nketiah’s is.’Mikel Arteta, meanwhile, was able to celebrate a morale-boosting victory ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against his old club Manchester City, not that Wright envisaged such an outcome following a chastening start to last night’s match.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHe said: ‘It was one of those performances that started where you think Liverpool were going to do what Liverpool were going to do. He’s right they were dominant.‘I was thinking ‘oh my gosh this could be quite embarrassing’ especially when this happens, Mane getting in there, I wanted to cry at that point.‘It was one of those situations where you think ‘oh know we’re trying to play out and it’s not happening’.’MORE: Arsenal begin talks to sign Malang Sarr as Mikel Arteta eyes defensive reinforcementsMORE: Premier League legends heap praise on Reiss Nelson after Arsenal down LiverpoolFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Ian Wright loved watching Arsenal defender Rob Holding stand up to Liverpool’s Sadio Mane (Picture: BBC / Sky Sports)Ian Wright singled out Arsenal defender Rob Holding for the way in which he stood up to Liverpool star Sadio Mane during the Gunners’ surprise win over the newly crowned champions on Wednesday night. The Arsenal legend feared the worst after the Senegal international forward fired Jurgen Klopp’s men into a deserved 20th minute lead. Mikel Arteta’s side, however, mustered a spirited response and benefited from the mistakes of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker to score twice in a 12 minute spell prior to the break. Shortly before the interval, Holding sent Mane crashing to the turf when the players went shoulder-to-shoulder on the edge of the Arsenal penalty area. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBoth men exchanged words after the incident and Wright was delighted to see an Arsenal player show the sort of aggression and force of personality that has been lacking from the recent sides managed by the likes of Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery. Commentlast_img read more

Southampton ‘not in for Sneijder’

first_img However, sources close to the situation have told Press Association Sport there is no chance Sneijder will be leaving Galatasaray for Southampton. There has been no expression of interest from Saints but a move to the Premier League is not out of the question for the 30-year-old. It is understood several English clubs are amongst those to have recently shown interest in Sneijder, who is under contract at Galatasaray for a further 18 months. Manchester United have long been linked with the midfielder, who is also reportedly attracting interest from rivals Manchester City. Speaking ahead of Saturday’s match with Everton, Saints boss Koeman confirmed he would love to bring a player like Sneijder to St Mary’s – but knows there is no chance of such a move. “I am interested but we can’t pay him,” he said with a smile. “I know that because his agent is my agent. There is nothing in that. Seriously.” Reports have emerged that St Mary’s could be his next stop after a career which has taken the Dutch playmaker to Ajax, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Galatasaray. It has been suggested that Saints manager Ronald Koeman is readying an audacious bid to sign the Holland international from the troubled Turkish giants. Southampton are not in the running to sign Wesley Sneijder, but Press Association Sport understands there is interest from a number of other Premier League clubs.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

FL Legislature Passes Bill to Help Opioid Lawsuits

first_imgThe bill, if it passes, would allow Moody to track opioid sales. She would be able to see the cities, counties and zip codes where the drugs are sold, as well as the patient’s birth year. However, patient information will be protected. A bill to help Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody sue drug manufacturers and pharmacies is on its way to Governor DeSantis’ desk.The state’s Senate unanimously passed a bill on Friday giving Moody access to information in Florida’s prescription drug data base to help build her case against opioid manufacturers and pharmacies that the state believes oversold pain pills and did not prevent illegal sales.TY Sen. Pres. @BillGalvano, House Speaker @RepJoseOliva, @ChrisSprowls, @AmberMariano, @TomLeeFL and every member of the Fla. Legislature for voting unanimously for HB 1253. This bill will strengthen our efforts to hold those responsible for fueling the opioid crisis accountable. pic.twitter.com/jbWbS4hNyR— Fla. AG Ashley Moody (@AGAshleyMoody) May 3, 2019last_img read more

Offseason work makes Hayes one of Badgers’ best

first_imgWisconsin men’s basketball forward Nigel Hayes was somewhat surprised with how easy his freshman year of college basketball was.As a true freshman last season, Hayes surprised everyone when he averaged 7.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in 17.4 minutes per game.Hayes showed improvement as the season went on, scoring in double figures four straight times in February and three times in March. He was named the Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year and was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team while playing a pivotal role for the Badgers as they marched to the Final Four.But it was the ease Hayes found last season that gave him even more motivation to work hard this offseason. This season, he’s made a name for himself on a team that has two possible NBA first-round draft picks, and it’s the reason why as of Jan. 14, he is second in the Big Ten in double-doubles, behind only fellow teammate Frank Kaminsky.“Last year, I saw that college was actually a little easier than I thought it would be,” Hayes said. “By me working as hard as I did, it was trying to put myself in the best spot to give myself a chance to be the best player that I can be, not only for the team, but go out there and be the best player on the court if I can be that.”And at times this season, Hayes has been the best player on the court.Through 18 games, Hayes’ 12.3 points per game is tied for second-best on the team with Sam Dekker and behind Kaminsky (those likely first-round NBA draft picks) and his 7.1 rebounds per contest are second, only behind the seven-footer Kaminsky. Four times this season Hayes has been the leading scorer for the Badgers and nine times he’s either had the lead or been tied for the team lead in rebounds.Rebounding was possibly the weakest part of Hayes’ game last season, and his ability to attack the glass this season is why he’s been able to reach double figures in rebounds five times already this season. Despite all of his impressive accomplishments last season as a freshman, Hayes didn’t log a single double-double but this year already has four.“[Rebounding] was just something that I needed to be more conscious of doing in the games,” Hayes said. “A rebound is just something that you have to make an effort to go out there and do, and I’ve been trying to be even better at that.”“Each game I get a chance to go out there and try and do a little better, and hopefully now with these double-doubles starting, I maybe can keep that going and try the best I can to help the team as much as I can,” Hayes said.In addition to his surge in rebounding, Hayes has been able to extend his game to the perimeter and also has the ability to knock down shots from beyond the arc — something that was non-existent last season. His three-point shot developed this summer, and he showcased it in practice before the season. Hayes did not attempt a single three-point shot last season, but this season has gone 14-for-37 (37.8 percent) from three.While being able to provide a key three-pointer from a forward like Hayes is certainly a valuable asset to a basketball team and something that Hayes feels as if he can do, simply being able to extend the defense out to the three-point line to open things up on the inside helps out any offense, especially Wisconsin.Hayes’ ball-handling skills, which makes his ability to get to the basket that much easier while playing where he feels most comfortable, down low, has become more fluent and effective. Hayes dropped his weight from 250 pounds to 235 in the offseason which has paid off in his swiftness and explosiveness.“Obviously everybody focuses on the three-point shooting and sees those go in but it’s the matter in which he’s able to play with comfort on the perimeter and attacking and making plays and the explosiveness,” Wisconsin associate head coach Greg Gard said. “But yet he’s understood and realized where his bread and butter is, and that’s with his rear end on the block because he can be very effective there too.”“He’s become a better rebounder, and I think he’s getting better defensively,” Gard said. “Obviously he’s gotten better with ball handling and some of those things, but I think just consistency will be a big step for him going forward.”And while Hayes’ game has improved immensely since Wisconsin’s loss to Kentucky in the Final Four, his formula for success on the court is a simple one. It’s a formula that hopefully produces another magical run to the Final Four.“It’s whatever the defense gives me,” Hayes said. “If a guy’s off me, I’ll shoot it, if he’s on me, I’ll try to go around him, so I just try to simplify the game as much as possible.”If Hayes can continue to improve and simplify the game, he could very easily turn into one of the premier players in the Big Ten and all of college basketball, much like Kaminsky and Dekker.last_img read more

DONE DEAL: Man Utd sign Angel Di Maria after smashing British transfer record

first_imgManchester United have announced the signing of Angel Di Maria on a five-year deal.United announced they had broken the British transfer record by signing the winger for £59.7m from Real Madrid.Posting the news on Twitter, the club revealed: “Manchester United is delighted to announce that Angel Di Maria has completed his transfer for a British record fee of £59.7million. Angel joins on a five-year contract.”The fee surpasses the previous record of £50m, which Chelsea set when they bought Fernando Torres from Liverpool in January 2011.Di Maria become United’s fourth signing on the summer, following Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo in putting pen to paper at Old Trafford.last_img read more

Australia visa scandal: Why it’s hard to trust Akufo-Addo to punish culprits

first_imgGhana has a rich history of sporting scandals that have brought disgrace to the nation at international level.We’ve profiled some of the most notorious of them (click here to read), but what all of them have had in common is how successive governments have failed to punish culprits for political expediency.Politics pervades every aspect of Ghanaian society, and to think a sector as politically lucrative as sports will be spared represents the height of naiveté.Sports is an instrument of political influence which is used in diverse ways to further the cause of political entities. The phenomenon is hardly limited to Ghana or Africa. The difference, however, is the level of abuse which ultimately result in disgrace and shame for the country.A lot of decisions in Ghana sports are tainted with political considerations to the detriment of the sector. The shame at Brazil 2014, when Ghana airlifted more than $3 million for Black Stars players and officials, and indeed the other tournaments could have been avoided had laid down structures been allowed to work.Now that the nation is reeling from yet another one in the shape of the Australia visa scandal, where investigations have started into how dozens of Ghanaians tried to illegally exploit the just-ended Commonwealth Games for their own ends, can we trust the President to finish what he’s started?  How we dealt with Brazil – a reminderThe outrage after the Brazil 2014 airlifting fiasco was palpable for two reasons: the GFA/Black Stars players seeming lack of patriotism and the political dealings which contributed to a botched football campaign. The Justice Dzamefe Presidential commission of Inquiry was instituted by a Constitutional Instrument (CI 82) to, among other things, look into the preparation of the Black Stars and the lapses that culminated in Ghana’s early exit from the tournament.For four months the commission sat. It interviewed 87 witnesses, and presented a report to the President, a further two months later. Then President, John Mahama, promised to work on the recommendations, but that promise was received with skepticism. Failure to sack Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, the man under whose watch the entire World Cup saga unfolded did the government of the day and the country a huge disservice.Long story short, the John Mahama administration issued a White Paper on the Dzamefe Commission report, locked and forgot about it. By December 2016 when his government were voted out, the report was but a memory. Can Akufo-Addo be trusted to crack the whip?The ruling administration has pontificated protection of the public purse by rooting out corruption, with the newly appointed Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu as its poster boy. Nana Akufo-Addo is a man who has long had a reputation for being intolerant towards corruption.It was no surprise that his first response to the latest shame at the Commonwealth Games in Australia was to suspend the Deputy Sports Minister Pius Hadzide.President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Ben Nunoo Mensah; the Board Chairman of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Kwadwo Baah Agyeman, and the Chef-de-Mission for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Mohammed Sahnoon were recalled from the Games to assist the Criminal Investigation Department in a probe.Ordinarily the President’s response should inspire confidence of an end to this canker, and although some have lauded the move, many more still are skeptical. I’m one of those who is not overly excited by the suspension of Hadzide, at least until the Police CID conclude their investigations and the real culprits, which include people from the sports ministry and the NSA, have been made to face the full rigours of the law. We’ve been here beforeThe Kufuor administration prosecuted and jailed Mallam Issah, then sports minister, in 2001.The conspiracy theories vary depending on who’s speaking. What is clear was that Mallam Issah was not ‘one of their own’. He was a member of the People’s National Convention (PNC) and was co-opted into the NPP administration under the President’s all-inclusive government policy, which also saw the CPP’s Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom made Energy and Public Sector Reform Minister.Issah has always maintained his innocence and insists he was framed by elements within the Kufuor administration with the connivance of the then President.The John Mahama administration moved Elvis Afriyie Ankrah from the sports ministry to the presidency when Ankrah was implicated by the Dzamefe Commission, a move which afforded him a safe haven. It shielded him from being dealt with by the law. Worlanyo Agra, implicated in a probe into stinking money guzzling in 2011, continues to walk a free man despite been culpable for several breaches of the country’s procurement laws.The President’s current response is consistent with what we’ve seen in recent years. The various political regimes tend to shield ‘their own’ in matters like these.If there’s a reason Ghana continues to be the subject of ridicule and shame on the global stage it is because successive governments have failed to crack the whip when situations have called for it.A missed opportunity The President will look back at an utterance he made in January and admit it was a grave error.At the Presidential Encounter, Asempa FM’s Patrick Osei-Agyeman (aka Countryman Songo) asked the head of state what he planned to do about the World Cup’s Commission of Inquiry report.“I have forgotten about the 2014 paper…it has not been very much on my radar,” the president confessed. With the current nonsense from Australia threatening to mar his zero tolerance of corruption quest, Nana Addo will be the first to admit that, perhaps, implementing the recommendations of the Dzamefe Commission would have forestalled this visa scandal.Implementation of the recommendations made by the Dzamefe Commission, one of many from the several scandals the country has been engulfed in, would have inspired confidence in the actions by his excellency today, in response to Ghana’s latest shame. At the moment it looks like business as usual…until those found culpable stand in the witness box of a law court to prove their innocence. If it’s some of ‘their own’, that would be massive political points for the regime.But they never touch their own, do they?—last_img read more

Clippers finally at full strength for Christmas game

first_img“It means everything to us to finally have everybody out here you know be at full strength,” he said. “We can figure out what exactly we’ll be moving forward.”The new-look, full-squad Clippers era began Wednesday with a lineup that was their 14th starting combination this season, though this one was similar to the one they used on opening night – with the exception of six-time All-Star Paul George, who replaced second-year guard Landry Shamet. Like in Game 1, veteran forward Patrick Patterson again got a surprise start, just his 14th this season and third since George returned from rehabbing his shoulders.“We’re still trying to get the hang of each other,” Leonard said. “We’re still in a good position like I said, we still got a lot of growth, and I think everybody knows that. (We’re) not complacent and that’s what’s gonna make us a better team.”CHRISTMAS INSIGHTRivers joked that the Christmas as his home involved at lot of giving but little receiving on his part – although he did get himself something, he said.“I bought myself terrific presents,” the Clippers coach said, pausing a beat before adding, “I drank it all.”Related Articles What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Harkless said Tuesday he’d be low-key for the holiday: “Dinner with some friends and family, you know just sitting around, maybe watch a movie, play some cards (likely spades), just real chill. Nothing crazy.”And what about the Clippers new homegrown superstar Kawhi Leonard, what was Christmas like in his household?“Private,” he said. “I don’t discuss that with you guys.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Due to an assortment of ailments, including Leonard’s doctor-prescribed load/injury management on half of back-to-backs, the Clippers have had players miss a combined 68 games through 32 games so far.Having everyone available would taking some getting used to, Rivers acknowledged.“Preparation doesn’t change, except for you put a different name in,” he said. “Then you’ll see some guys aren’t gonna play at all, some guys will play less who’ve been playing, and so now you have a chance for your chemistry to really start building and guys will understand their roles a little bit better.“I think that’ll help in the long run, it’s just going to take a minute.”Forward Moe Harkless was ready to get to it.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES — It was something of a Christmas miracle, or maybe like opening night all over again?For the first time all season, every member of the Clippers had his sneakers laced up and was available to run them out onto the court.“I think we are gonna be way better as this year goes on, I just do, we haven’t been together long – [Tuesday] was the official first day that every single player on our team practiced,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said before Wednesday’s game. “So we have a lot of building to do, but we want to win while were doing it.”A Christmas Day showdown against an in-arena rival was as good a time as any to get totally right, right? Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum last_img read more

Whicker: Free agency proves the NBA is a league for all seasons

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIt shows how the NBA virtually dominates our entire calendar.It is also one of the great legacies of LeBron James.As we await the leakage of the white smoke that will tell us where Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker and Kevin Durant are playing next year, we are reminded of the way Durant lured the Warriors to the Hamptons three summers ago and signed what would become two championship banners.We remember how James tantalized us with The Homecoming to Cleveland in 2014, and how he interrupted our Sunday cookouts when he committed to the Lakers. (He never called it a Homestaying.)For that matter, you heard the huzzahs from every beach a few days earlier, when the Lakers got Steve Nash. In real terms this began in 2010, when James put Clevelanders through an emotional car wash and announced, at the end of a tawdry 30-minute ESPN special, that he was taking his talents to South Beach. The subsequent burning of No. 23 jerseys was the most famous Cleveland fire since the Cuyahoga River.Sure, stars had left before, like Shaquille O’Neal left Orlando for L.A. in 1996. But the Larry Bird free agency clause, allowing teams to exceed the salary cap to keep their own players, usually held sway.It promoted stability. Bird, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas and Michael Jordan are associated with one uniform (no throwbacks or alternate jerseys, either).There were trades. The 76ers gave up Caldwell Jones and a first-rounder to get Moses Malone and, ergo, a title in 1983. The Celtics picked up Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in trades that cost them Theo Ratliff, Al Jefferson, Sebastian Telfair, Gerald Green, Ryan Gomes, Wally Szczerbiak, Delonte West and three first-round draft choices. This left them with a skeleton crew that Danny Ainge artfully fattened with James Posey, Glen Davis, Kendrick Perkins and Tony Allen. The Celtics pulverized the Lakers in the 2008 Finals.But James was the NBA’s first real Lone Arranger, the one who became director, producer and casting director.None of these free agents will have James’ influence, but they will be the primary determinants of the 2019-20 season.As it turned out, the Toronto-San Antonio trade was the defining moment of last summer. Leonard and Danny Green became Raptors, DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl became Spurs. The risk was that the rehabbing Leonard would play a sabbatical season and then sign elsewhere. Instead, he and Toronto won a championship and now there’s every reason for Leonard to stay.This, of course, is a delicious time for a league that once begged for attention in January. And remember when Jordan was going to retire and take all the NBA’s eyeballs with him?Years ago, the NBA generally had one game on Christmas Day, matching teams that moaned about sacrificing the holiday. Now there are five Christmas games, all status symbols. Imagine Christmas 2019 and a menu of Lakers-New Orleans, Toronto-Philadelphia, Houston-Golden State, Clippers-Milwaukee and Denver-Portland. Or make up your own lineup.Then the NBA takes us to the All-Star Game and the trade deadline and the playoffs. Shortly after that comes the sensory overload that has become the draft, with a televised combine as the lead-in.Then come the NBA Awards, on a Monday night with a red carpet and the whole league on hand. Remember when they used to parcel out those awards at halftime during the playoffs, and when Dirk Nowitzki glumly accepted his MVP long after the top-seeded Mavericks were eliminated? This is much better.Then comes free agency, followed by the bewildering success of the NBA Summer League.It is quite a takeover, fueled by a procession of identifiable stars and a sudden sense of unpredictability. Wasn’t Boston supposed to win the East? Weren’t the Lakers supposed to make the playoffs? Wasn’t Giannis Antetokounmpo a stretchy No. 10 pick in the first round, and nobody’s idea of an MVP?The league that compensates its players like no other is also the league that encourages their free expression and nurtures their humanity. It captures our consciousness, year-round, because it deserves to.The Decision moved this process. Like most decisions, it had consequences. On Sunday, the 10th official day of summer, we will play volleyball, grill some tri-tips, ride bikes and watch basketball.The season itself might not be endless, but the game is.The Free Agent Shopping Network has become the most consequential day in every NBA season that does not have a Game 7 in the Finals.It is certainly more compelling than anything else going on in sports that day, with sincere apologies to the U.S. Women’s National Team and the various home run/strikeout practitioners around us.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Kemba Walker free agency rumors: Guard receives max contract from Celtics

first_img NBA free agency rumors: Hornets to acquire Terry Rozier in sign-and-trade Free agent Kemba Walker has agreed to sign a four-year, $141M maximum contract to join the Boston Celtics, Excel Sports agent Jeff Schwartz tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019Even though Walker insisted his top choice was to stay with the team that selected him ninth overall in the 2011 draft, he couldn’t pass up the Celtics’ offer after a tough couple of years that saw the Hornets miss the playoffs three consecutive seasons.According to an earlier report from The Athletic, which cited unidentified league sources, Walker and Charlotte experienced “sizable gaps and a stalemate” in their contract discussions. Walker averaged a career-high 25.6 points, along with 5.9 assists for Charlotte last season. He shot 43.4 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from 3-point range.The Hornets will attempt to replace Walker with Terry Rozier, who it reportedly acquired in a sign-and-trade with Boston on Sunday. Related Newscenter_img NBA trade rumors: Kings unwilling to deal first-round pick for Rockets’ Clint Capela Kemba Walker is heading to Boston.The longtime Hornets guard has committed to signing a four-year, $141 million contract with the Celtics, his agent, Jeff Schwartz, told ESPN.last_img read more

Stephen F. Austin Picked to Repeat Regular-Season Volleyball Title

first_imgNicholls FRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin is the favorite to lift the 2018 Southland Conference regular-season championship trophy, the league announced Monday through its poll via on by the league’s coaches and sports information directors. 276 196 New Orleans 97 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (208), who earned the regular season and tournament championships in 2015 and 2016, holds a seven-point advantage over Houston Baptist (201) for the No. 3 spot in the predicted order of finish. HBU just beat out Abilene Christian (197) for the four-slot by four total points. The Wildcats made a Southland Tournament championship appearance in their first season eligible last year, also becoming the first No. 8 seed in tournament history to make the final. With 14 first-place votes, SFA (276 total points) edges Central Arkansas (270) by six total points in the poll. The Sugar Bears picked up 11 first-place votes following a 2017 season that saw them claim the Southland Tournament title as the No. 2 seed. UCA’s season ended last year with a 3-1 loss at No. 10 USC in the NCAA First Round. 201 Lamar University McNeese 197 The Ladyjacks are coming into the new season as defending champions, claiming a 14-2 record in the 2017 league season to win their first championship since 2014. SFA returns 13 letterwinners from last season, including three Southland Preseason All-Conference First Team selections in Haley Coleman, Danae Daron and Makenzee Hanna. Junior setter Ann Hollas also earned a preseason second-team accolade for the ‘Jacks to lead the league in preseason all-conference honorees. UIW (97), New Orleans (90), Lamar University (69), Nicholls (54) and Southeastern Louisiana (32) are tabbed to place ninth through 13th, respectively. 182 Central Arkansas (11) 69 270center_img UIW Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sam Houston State 90 Stephen F. Austin (14) Northwestern State (196) received a first-place vote and is just one point behind Abilene Christian in the poll. Sam Houston State (182) is expected to place seventh in the league while McNeese rounds out the top-eight with 156 total points. 156 Abilene Christian 208 The preseason poll is voted on by head coaches and SIDs from each Southland volleyball school. Voting for one’s own team is not permitted.2018 Southland Conference Coaches’ and Sports Information Directors Preseason Poll Northwestern State (1) Houston Baptist Pl. Team (First-place votes)Total 54 Southeastern Louisiana 32last_img read more

Olympic champ Biles focused on future, not legacy in return

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Then last fall she headed back into the gym her family owns in suburban Houston with no firm plans and no timetable other than to see what she and new coaches Laurent and Cecile Landi could cook up. At 21, she’s taken more ownership of her routines. The weight of expectations she carried during the buildup to Rio de Janeiro is gone. No matter what happens during the rest of her career, she will always have those five Olympic — oh, and 14 world championship — medals.They aren’t going anywhere. Neither is she. Let her get one thing out of the way: She didn’t have to come back. She wanted to. The difference isn’t semantic. It’s one of the reasons she believes her best gymnastics is still to come.“I feel like I have a stronger mindset and I’m not as nervous,” Biles said. “Not for this particular competition. I still have a lot of nerves I need to get out in the trainings that we have to come, but I feel like I’m in a better place. I trust my body more. I trust my gymnastics more. So overall I’m in a better place.”Even if the organization she is returning to following her hiatus is not.While Biles returned to the United States to newfound stardom, USA Gymnastics returned to questions about how it handled complaints of sexual misconduct by member coaches raised by an Indianapolis Star investigation. The story mushroomed in the fall of 2016, eventually leading to accusations that former Olympic team trainer Larry Nassar sexually abused gymnasts.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READcenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ FILE – In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, United States’ Simone Biles performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Biles is ready to take aim at the 2020 Olympics. The gymnastics star and 2016 Olympic champion returns to competition for the first time in two years on Saturday at the US Classic in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio — Simone Biles wasn’t bragging. That’s never really been her thing. Her tone was confident but not cocky. Sincere without the swagger.Yes, the defending Olympic champion — who returns to competition for the first time since the 2016 Games when she competes in the U.S. Classic on Saturday night — really does believe she’s better now than she was when she stepped off the podium in Rio de Janeiro two years ago with a record-tying fourth gold medal around her neck.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Nassar, a longtime sports doctor at Michigan State who also volunteered as the team physician for USA Gymnastics, is serving decades in prison for child pornography and other crimes after hundreds of women said he sexually abused them under the guise of medical care. Biles revealed she was one of Nassar’s victims in January.She has declined to get into specifics, preferring to move forward instead of looking back. Yet she also understands how having the Olympic champion on the competition floor can turn the spotlight — at least briefly — back to the sport itself and not the scandal.“I hope so because gymnastics has been a big part of my life, the coaches’ lives, the gymnasts’ lives, everyone’s lives out here,” she said. “So I hope looking from the outside in they’ll want to put their kids in gymnastics and find the love and joy that we have for it.”A joy that Biles insists remains. The proof can be found in the way she’s embraced the chance not to reclaim what she once had but instead turned her focus into pushing herself — and gymnastics — further. She’s upped her difficulty on both bars and floor. She’s likely going to ditch the Amanar as her primary vault for the Cheng, which offers the promise of a higher score if done correctly.“That’s amazing because usually, they’re holding on to what they had and she’s eclipsed that and doing far more,” said Tom Forster, named the new high-performance coordinator for the national team earlier this month. “I’ve never seen that. I’ve never seen that before, so that’s exciting. She’s amazing.”Biles has an opponent none of the other women in the field have to face: her legacy. She hasn’t lost a meet in five years. Yet as great as she’s felt in practice, even she’s a little curious about how she’ll respond when the lights come on and the scores count.Maybe it’ll be the same as it ever was. Or maybe the nerves that got to her at the 2013 U.S. Classic, when she was removed from the all-around just before the vault after an iffy warm-up, will return, even if only for a minute.“This competition is for her to test herself,” Laurent Landi said. “I don’t care about the score. I don’t care about the result. I want her to have that feeling, the adrenaline to compete, how to deal with pressure, the holding for the TV on the bars and stuff like that. I want that again.” Lowry mum on Raptors, speaks only about USA Basketball Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Asked on Friday how her gymnastics in 2018 stack up against the form she showed in Brazil — when Biles cemented her status as one of her sport’s all-time greats with 10 days of breathtaking performances that left her peers grasping for superlatives — Biles didn’t hesitate. She giggled a bit. But she didn’t hesitate.“I would probably beat her, yeah,” Biles said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’And it only took eight months.Biles took a lengthy post-Olympic breather to enjoy the perks of her newfound fame. She did “Dancing With The Stars.” She cut commercials. Made the talk show rounds. She moved into her own apartment. She found time for romance. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View commentslast_img read more

Region 2 still battling to find relocation spot

first_img…as facility continues to sinkThe regional administration of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) is battling against time to find a suitable relocation spot for vendors as the Charity Market Centre Wharf continues to rapidly deteriorate, posing danger to life and limb.When contacted, Regional Executive Officer (REO) Rupert Hopkinson related that they were still in consultation with the vendors to decide on a suitable relocation spot. Additionally, he explained that an engineer has been contracted to assess what needed to be done and how fast they should act.“We have someone we are working with and all I can say is that nothing has changed. We are still looking for a spot for the vendors and working with them so that we come to an agreeable conclusion,” Hopkinson told Guyana Times.Regional Councillors at the last RDC meeting discussing the condition of the Wharf among other businessMeanwhile, Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt related that the Regional Democratic Council has instructed the REO to ensure that a solution is arrived at to prevent possible injuries.Reports are that the Wharf continues to sink and the cracks are getting bigger.The Charity Market Wharf, according to engineers, has sunk more than six inches and poses a serious risk to life and limb, but the vendors utilising the area are refusing to relocate until the Public Infrastructure Ministry mobilises a team to execute urgent repairs.In an earlier interview, Regional Vice Chairman Nandranie Coonjah said that the Market Centre Wharf at Charity has been engaging the attention of the Region’s Works Committee since August of 2017 and that was the reason for the initial study on the Wharf. She explained that they engaged the regional engineer who ventured below the Wharf and discovered the rapid deterioration.The engineer observed large cracks in the floor with several rotting boards. Further, most of the piles beneath the Wharf were determined to be no longer able to support the structure. The solid concrete wharf is thus sitting precariously on a few remaining piles, and the prognosis is that it is likely collapse.The vendors reported that they were aware of the danger posed by the sinking Wharf, but they needed a solid plan before they could relocate their businesses. They are also waiting on the Ministry to officially commence work and remove them.The structure is 32 years old, and requires urgent attention since over 30 persons utilise it for vending and countless others for other purposes. It is also a parking area for many persons using their boats to traverse the Pomeroon River. (Lakhram Bhagirat)last_img read more

Jury finds taxi driver guilty of 2017 rape charge

first_imgAnother convicted rapist is expected to remain on remand for the next month until his sentencing date, which is scheduled for August 26, 2019 at the Sexual Offences Court of the Demerara High Court.Remanded: Morris JohnsonAfter almost two hours of deliberation at the High Court on Tuesday, a 12-member jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict against Morris Johnson, who was accused of the offence of rape.The charge against the taxi driver stated that between August 12 and August 13, 2017 in the county of Demerara, he engaged in sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 16.Johnson was represented by Attorney-at-Law Ronald Burch-Smith, who, in an address to Justice Brassington Reynolds, requested that a probation report be prepared before the sentence is handed down. The application was granted. In addition, a victim impact statement was also ordered prepared, and is expected to be presented on August 26 when Johnson will be sentenced. Prosecutors Abigail Gibbs and Seeta Bishundial represented the State.last_img read more

Troops to drink the blend of patriots

first_imgVALENCIA – Newhall Coffee Roasting Co. is donating 12,000 pounds of its Patriot Blend to troops in Iraq and Afganistan, said co-founder Mitch McMullen. The donation coincides with the launch of the blend, which is sold at Ralphs grocery stores and at select Sam’s Clubs. The Patriot Blend, which combines beans from Sumatra and Costa Rica, quickly became popular with customers after Newhall introduced it in 2003, McMullen said. “If they can buy a cup of coffee and enjoy it at home and know there’s a soldier or Marine over there that’s enjoying the same thing, it’s just a feel-good cup of coffee,” McMullen said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It decided to donate 10 cups of coffee for every pound of Patriot Blend sold. The company is shipping the coffee Wednesday from its Santa Clarita roasting plant to Virginia, where the USO will ship it abroad. Newhall donated 1,000 pounds of the blend in 2003 shortly after the Iraq war started.last_img read more

SportPesa set to expand operations in Uganda

first_imgKiyingi has extended an invitation to SportPesa to go to Uganda on July 26 for talks on how to set up their business in Kampala.Kiyingi went to Dar es Salaam,Tanzania to watch Kenyan Premier League side Gor Mahia take on English Premier League club Everton FC in an international friendly match organised by Sportpesa.She also went to personally extend an invitation to Sportpesa to set up camp in Kampala like they have done in Nairobi and Dar Es Saalam.“We are here to start up the dialogue between Sportpesa and Uganda football to ensure that we participate in the East African League (The Sportpesa Super Cup) and also to ensure that SportPesa comes to Uganda to invest in the Uganda league,” Kiyingi, who is the chairperson of the Ugandan Premier League giants Express FC said.Uganda Minister for Youth and Children Affair, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi.PHOTO/courtesyJust like in Kenya, the Uganda parliament recently passed a bill of 35% tax on the profit that is awaiting consent by President Yoeri Kaguta Museveni.Kiyingi outlined that the law if implemented is not to raise money for the Uganda government, but to demotivate people from going into irresponsible gambling and will not affect all players in the industry.“So we are reversing the trend as the ministry responsible for young people. I have made it a point to look for people to invest in sports, give the youth employment. We can achieve and reduce the interest in tax (for those investing in sports) so as to promote sports in general.”“To me I take SportPesa to be an investor and not really a business person. So we want them to come down to Uganda and together we look at the regulation further,”she added.Uganda Minister for Youth and Children Affair, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi is the chairperson of Uganda Premier League side Express FC.PHOTO/courtesyThis looks like a blow to the gaming industry in Uganda as well because of the 35% tax on the profits of the gaming companies. But in the case of SportPesa and anyone investing in Uganda sports, there is an exemption.“We are going to look at SportPesa in isolation because it is coming with a heavy weight of promoting football; investing in academies, investing in young people, giving them employment. It is beyond betting, it is beyond gaming. So we are looking at the other side of investment and then we shall make sure that we sit down and dialogue,” Kiyingi revealed.Kiyingi says if Sportpesa was to put the same amount of investment in football like in Kenya and Tanzania, then Uganda football will grow in leaps and bounds because what Uganda lacks now is adequate sponsors in sports.“The talent is there, the morale is there, the demand is overwhelming but what is missing is the capital injection in football in general and branding.”If Sportpesa land in Uganda it will take nine months before they start operations as per the regulations. All that might change as a delegation from SportPesa head to Uganda for discussions with the Uganda government and if successful, they will meet with President Yoweri Museveni to fast track the process.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000SportPesa Chief Executive Officer Ronald Karauri during a past event. PHOTO/FileNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 19 – Kenya’s leading sports betting firm SportPesa is set to expand its operations to Uganda, just two months after opening office in Tanzania if talks between the Uganda government and the company are concluded successfully.Uganda Minister for Youth and Children Affairs, Florence Kiyingi is leading a Ugandan government delegation that arrived in Kenya on Wednesday evening.last_img read more

Arsenal v West Ham: Five things you need to know about 16-year-old Hammers’ debutant

first_img 2. Arsenal are reportedly monitoring his progress – The 16-year-old was heavily linked with a move to the Emirates last year, but he quashed those rumours by signing a new long-term deal in January. If he turns in an accomplished performance today though, could Arsene Wenger reignite his interest? 5. Arsene Wenger has been Arsenal manager for longer than Oxford has been alive – Wenger’s remarkable 19-year tenure in north London easily outlasts Oxford’s entire life time. The Gunners would have been reeling after a disappointing 3-2 defeat to Aston Villa, in which Dennis Bergkamp scored twice, when the 16-year-old was born. 5 5 What were you doing at 16 years old?Well Reece Oxford, West Ham’s new kid on the block, is making his Premier League debut against Arsenal at the Emirates today.New Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has named the 16-year-old in the visitors’ midfield as they kick off their league campaign with a daunting London derby.But who is the new darling of Boleyn Ground?Click the yellow arrow above, right, to learn a little bit more about the youngster.Arsenal v West Ham is live on talkSPORT from 1.30pm on Sunday. 5 5 5 3. B*Witched were number one in the charts on his birthday – Iconic girl band B*Witched were number one on the day Oxford was born with the hit single ‘To You I Belong.’ 4. He captains the Hammers’ Under-21 side – Oxford, despite his tender years, is West Ham’s Under-21 captain and is already regarded as one of the most natural leaders at the club. He also skippered England at the Under-17 World Cup earlier this year. 1. Oxford is West Ham’s youngest ever player – Oxford became West Ham’s youngest ever player in July when the Hammers beat Andorran side FC Lusitans 3-0 in the Europa League. last_img read more

Aston Villa vs Preston: Preview, confirmed line-ups and live commentary stream

first_img 2 Two of the Championship’s most under-pressure managers face off on Tuesday evening as Aston Villa host Preston LIVE on talkSPORT 2.Steve Bruce is being hounded out of Villa Park by the club’s fans who want to see a change in manager, while Alex Neil, the Preston boss, is facing the axe with his side rooted to the bottom of the league. Team news: Tonight’s starting XI and substitutes to face @pnefc.#PartOfThePride #AVFC pic.twitter.com/ubJxg6iJMn— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) October 2, 2018 The Aston Villa support want Bruce replaced as manager 2 Harrop has been ruled out for the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament Team newsJosh Harrop is the latest name on Preston’s growing injury list, with the midfielder joining Sean Maguire, Billy Bodin and Calum Woods on the sidelines. Scott Hogan and Keinan Davis will miss out for Villa, while Tammy Abraham is fine to start after a late fitness test.center_img The Lilywhites have won just a single match this season, scoring 11 goals and conceding 21 in the process, as Neil struggles to find his best XI with his squad struck by numerous injuries.Villa currently sit 15th in the Championship, though a victory on Tuesday evening could move them into the top six and ease some of the pressure on Bruce’s head.What the managers are sayingSteve Bruce (Aston Villa): “I know, with a club the size of ours, there is an expectation. But it is not a given we come to Bristol City and win the game three or four-nil. I will get on with it and then do the best I can. I know, with the squad of players we have that we are close. It’s patience and we will get where we want to be. Hopefully I am given the time.”Alex Neil (Preston): “Of course I worry, I would be lying if I said I was sat here really comfortable because I’m not. I’m concerned by the fact we need to pick up a lot more points and we need to pick them up quickly. Winning is a habit and sometimes losing can become a habit too.”Where can you listen?talkSPORT 2 has full commentary of Aston Villa vs Preston, LIVE from 19:45. Click here for our online live stream This week’s talkSPORT commentaries Confirmed line-ups Hoffenheim vs Man City (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENAston Villa vs Preston (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENNapoli vs Liverpool (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENSheffield Wednesday vs West Brom (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENQarabag vs Arsenal (Thursday, October 4) – CLICK TO LISTEN 📝 TEAM NEWS: Two changes from Saturday’s game with Tom Barkhuizen and Lukas Nmecha coming in to the starting Xl. Brandon Barker misses out this evening through illness. #pnefc #COYW pic.twitter.com/6CyMRllapx— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) October 2, 2018last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: WERE YOU IN THE CROWD IN BALLYSHANNON?

first_imgMartin, Kyna, Caoimhe, Marrion and Dinah at the game in Ballyshannon on Sunday.DONEGAL’S march towards promotion back to the Allianz Division One continued at Fr Tierney Park in Ballyshannon today.Here’s some snaps from the day from Brian McDaid of the Cristeph Gallery in Letterkenny.Crew from Mountcharles at the Donegal game in Ballyshannn on Sunday. Photo Brian McDaid/CristephMicheal, Michelle and Reaithin from Gweedore at the game in Ballyshannon on Sunday. Photo Brian McDaid  Jim Mc Guinness and Damien Diver in Ballyshannon on Sunday for the game. Photo Brian McDaid/CristephPole topping. Pat the cope Gallagher at work in Ballyshannon at the Donegal game. Photo Brian McDaid/CristephColm Anthony Mc Fadden battles well to hold on to this ball in Ballysannon on Sunday evening. Photo Brian McDaid Christy Toye and Leon Thompson go high to win this ball in the game in Ballyshannon on Sunday against Louth. Photo Brian McDaidPatrick Mc Brearty in control for Donegal in Ballyshannon against Louth. Photo Brian McDaid PICTURE SPECIAL: WERE YOU IN THE CROWD IN BALLYSHANNON? was last modified: March 30th, 2014 by John2Share 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:BallyshannonBrian McDaiddonegalLouthpicture speciallast_img read more

Kigonya departs Sofapaka

first_imgKigonya has been at Sofapaka since 2016 (file photo)NAIROBI – Uganda goalkeeper Mathias Kigonya has reportedly parted ways with Kenyan Premier League side, Sofapaka FC.The former Bright Stars custodian has been with Batoto Ba Mungu from June 2016, when he joined the side during some serious financial challenges.“I can confirm that I have left Sofapaka, said kigonya.“I sat down with club management and we agreed that it was time to part ways.“I do not want to talk about reasons for terminating my contract but all I can say is, it was due to personal reasons.“I am now a free agent and ready to move to another KPL team.”Kigonya was Sofapaka’s first-choice keeper since his move to the club in 2016 from Ugandan side, Bright Stars.He was appointed their captain in June 2018 when Hillary Echesa retired from football, and scored four league goals during his time with the club, all of which came from the penalty spot.Kigonya was part of the KPL All-Stars team that traveled to Spain for exhibition matches against Cordoba and Sevilla Atlético in 2017.He is capped five times for the Uganda Cranes and it now remains to be seen where he moves to next.Comments Tags: bright starsMathias KigonyaSofapaka FClast_img read more

Chelsea players that will step up in Hazard’s absence

first_imgIt was never going to be an easy ride for Frank Lampard, with just one season as a manager under his belt, and his experience not aided by the transfer ban that prevented him from signing new players. The summer transfer window saw 14 players exit the club, including Gary Cahill, David Luiz and most importantly Eden Hazard. Hazard produced the most assists in the Premier League last term, so in order to make up those numbers Lampard will need to look within the squad. Which players need to step up to help out the squad in the wake of Hazard?Callum Hudson-OdoiDavid Luiz has stated that it’s time for Callum Hudson-Odoi to step up – the talented player has known the club since he was young and has the skills to one day be as good as Eden, making him a favourite prospect to fans and football blogs alike. Hudson-Odoi is arguably the strongest option that Chelsea have and he’s made no secret of his wish to play a bigger role in the team, before a disruptive Achilles injury put a temporary halt to his ability to play. He is currently touted as the long-term replacement for Hazard and certainly has the ability to take on that role. Ross BarkleyChelsea’s midfielder Ross Barkley has garnered a lot of interest of late. The 25-year-old was involved in seven of the 17 goals Chelsea scored across their seven games, scoring four of them and recording three assists. Despite the expectation that Barkley would be central in Lampard’s plans this season, he was positioned in the left attacking role. However, whether it’s a central position or not, Barkley will need to step up wherever he can on the pitch as a collective effort will be needed in order to replace Hazard. Teamwork is what will ensure success for the club and Barkley will need to join forces with Willan and Pedro to help out the younger players on the pitch. Mason MountMason Mount, who has already had experience with Lampard during their time together at Derby County last season, is another player who would step up from midfield and help out the team. The 20-year-old has had some criticism over his performance at Old Trafford but if Lampard can give Mount the right opportunities to impress, he certainly has the skills to step up and shine. Willian While Willan didn’t play a role in Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester United, he needs to have his best season yet in order to live up to the position left vacant by the irreplaceable Hazard. In 56 appearances across all of the competitions Chelsea played in last season, Willian scored just eight goals and 13 assists – a far cry from the 21 goals and 17 assists that Hazard achieved in four fewer games. But the player certainly has it in him to do more and it’s up to him to push his skills to the limit and take his game to the next level, whether that’s by developing a more refined goal-scoring technique or by building his understanding of his fellow attackers so he can assist more than he previously has. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more

Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week

first_imgThis week’s entry has a little jargon in it, but if you remember what we’ve said about the tRNA synthetase family of proteins (see 05/26/2004, 07/21/2003 and 06/09/2003 headlines), you’ll get it.  Paul Schimmel and Karla Ewalt comment in Cell1 on new discoveries by Sampath et al.2 that two of these synthetases fuse together to regulate the inflammation reaction:Aminoacyl tRNA synthetases are ancient proteins that appeared before the split of the tree of life into its three great kingdoms—archae [sic], eukarya, and bacteria.  The 20 enzymes—one for each amino acid—catalyze aminoacylation of tRNAs and thereby establish the rules of the genetic code by associating each amino acid with a nucleotide triplet (the anticodon of the tRNA).  The transition from the RNA world to the theater of proteins was thus made possible by the development of specific aminoacylation reactions.  While the central connection between synthetases and the code has long been recognized, the modern enzymes have surprised us with novel functions beyond aminoacylation.  They are key regulators and active components in a wide range of cellular functions from RNA splicing and transcription to apoptosis and angiogenesis….    …. we now see that tRNA synthetases in mammalian cells have more diverse and comprehensive connections to the inflammatory system than was previously appreciated.  The diverse functions of these essential enzymes never cease to amaze!1Paul Schimmel and Karla Ewalt, “Translation Silenced by Fused Pair of tRNA Synthetases,” Cell, Volume 119, Issue 2, 15 October 2004, Pages 147-148, doi:10.1016/j.cell.2004.10.001.2Sampath et al., “Noncanonical Function of Glutamyl-Prolyl-tRNA Synthetase Gene-Specific Silencing of Translation,” Cell, Volume 119, Issue 2, 15 October 2004, Pages 195-208, doi:10.1016/j.cell.2004.09.030.To be an evolutionist, you have to take the Crick brainwashing class.  This involves repeating the following quote by Francis Crick over and over until it is engraved on the heart with an iron stylus: “Biologists must constantly keep in mind that what they see was not designed, but evolved.”(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

An Agent of Green Invention in Philly: Row House Demolition

first_imgHomes adjacent to demolished rowhouses in Philadelphia are left with more exposure to cold and heat. But three local professors collaborated on a solutionThere are certain efficiencies inherent in rowhouses, not the least of which is that their common sidewalls limit extreme-weather exposure largely to the front and back of each house.Noise sometimes leaks through the walls, but rowhouse living generally is fairly comfortable and energy efficient for city dwellers. Unless, of course, the rowhouse next to yours is razed.As a recent story in the Philadelphia Inquirer notes, that is one of the unintended consequences of an initiative launched several years ago by the administration of John F. Street, who served as mayor of Philadelphia from January 2000 to January 2008. Designed to further neighborhood revitalization, the program included tear-downs of derelict rowhouses but didn’t anticipate the tear-downs’ effect on the homes of adjacent neighbors, who were suddenly faced with increased sidewall exposure to heat and cold, and the added expenses that go with it.Maintaining Philly’s reputation for inventionThe occupants of many of the remaining rowhouses are “people who really can’t afford” to pay more to be comfortable, Fredda Lippes, an architect and also the city’s sustainability manager, told the paper. So Lippes and other city officials contracted Philadelphia University to find a solution, which, according to the Inquirer, now appears to be “just a few safety tests away” from being implemented.Three of Philadelphia University faculty members – engineering professor Chris Pastore; Robert Fleming, an associate professor in architecture; and Tom Twardowski, a chemical engineer – developed a product that consists of layers of insulating foam, high-density foam, fabric (to prevent penetration of sharp objects), and a latex-stucco finish. The material is durable and aesthetically appealing, its developers say.The plan is to produce this sheathing in 2×4 panels that can be affixed to an exterior wall with foaming adhesive. The university was awarded a patent for the product, called Exolation, last month.A potential bonus for the city, if the testing goes as hoped and officials can find a local company to make the sheathing, is that Exolation’s manufacture will create jobs for Philadelphia. So far so good. In two tests, the Inquirer points out, crews of three were able to cover an entire rowhouse wall in four hours or less.Another potential positive is that Exolation installations could help Philadelphia maintain its existing stock of rowhouses, which shape the character of much of the city. The town’s interest in preserving these homes is such that, as part of the city’s participation in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Development Initiative, Philadelphia published a 52-page document on rowhouse preservation titled “Philadelphia Rowhouse Manual: A Practical Guide for Homeowners.”To say the least, city officials seem excited by Exolation’s prospects, and take particular pride in the fact that it is a product of local innovation.“In our city, [invention is] a tradition as old as Ben Franklin,” said Mark Alan Hughes, policy adviser to the current mayor, Michael Nutter. “Need fire insurance? Invent the fire insurance company. Need to make that company more profitable? Invent the lightning rod. Need a way to bring the benefits of insulation to rowhouses that have lost a neighbor? Invent Exolation.”last_img read more

Fajardo still leads Govs’ Cup BPC race after semis

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC One thing going against Fajardo, though, in his bid for a record sixth BPC award is the Beermen’s subpar performance in the season-ending conference which saw their Grand Slam dream halted in the quarterfinals. Trailing him at second is TNT guard Jayson Castro, who amassed 33.563 SPs after leading the KaTropa to the semifinals with his averages of 18.19 markers, 4.38 boards, 6.31 dimes, and 1.19 steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, the battle for the hardware would likely fall on the players who led their team to the Finals.Greg Slaughter is making a strong case for his first BPC award after netting 32.625 SPs. Read Next The 29-year-old is poised to claim his second Best Import award as he is way above of his peers after averaging 25.44 points, 20.06 rebounds, 6.81 assists, and 1.25 blocks while anchoring the Bolts to a return trip to the Finals.On Durham’s heels are Phoenix’s Brandon Brown with 54.500 SPs, Blackwater’s Henry Walker with 54.100 SPs, GlobalPort’s Murphy Holloway with 53.222 SPs, and NLEX’s Aaron Fuller with 49.500 SPs. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Warriors’ Klay Thompson ‘aspires’ to create dynasty like Michael Jordan’s Bulls Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on00:59Old rivals Fajardo, Slaughter finally face off in the PBA Finals01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Returning to action this conference, the Ginebra big man is having a stellar conference after averaging 14.69 points, 8.75 rebounds, 1.69 assists, and 1.63 blocks so far while helping the Gin Kings to the championship round.Closely behind is Meralco sophomore Chris Newsome, who has 30.875 SPs after netting 13.06 markers, 6.25 boards, 5.0 assists, and 1.0 steals for the Bolts before the finals.Completing the top five is San Miguel forward Arwind Santos, who had 30.583 SPs.Rounding out the top 10 are LA Tenorio of Ginebra (30.188 SPs), Stanley Pringle of GlobalPort (29.444 SPs), Calvin Abueva of Alaska (29.000 SPs), Baser Amer of Meralco (28.867 SPs), and Alex Cabagnot of San Miguel (28.500 SPs).Meanwhile, Allen Durham is still on the top in the Best Import race with his 58.875 SPs.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel may have bowed out of 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup title race, but June Mar Fajardo remained still the statistical points leader for the Best Player of the Conference at the end of the semifinals.The Cebuano giant netted 38.455 SPs after averaging 18.55 points, a league-best 11.64 rebounds, 1.73 assists, and 2.27 blocks.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Calvin Abueva faces fines, ban

first_imgCalvin Abueva. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix Pulse forward Calvin Abueva stands to be fined heavily and suspended lengthily by the Office of the PBA Commissioner for several incidents on and off the court in the past few games of the Fuel Masters.Commissioner Willie Marcial has summoned the temperamental veteran for a 1 p.m. meeting on Tuesday to explain his actions ranging from supposed disrespectful acts toward Blackwater rookie Bobby Ray Parks’ girlfriend, Maika Rivera, last week to a blatant hit on TNT import Terrence Jones on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcial and his staff have remained mum on the subject, but an Inquirer source said that Abueva is in hot water for the past few games now.Abueva allegedly called Parks’ girlfriend a “bitch” at ringside during a 103-98 win by the Fuel Masters on May 31 at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsReplays of the league’s game tape also showed Abueva doing lewd acts toward the direction of Rivera. Another tour of duty for Schrock Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

Photos – The Marta Menegatti Story

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementMarta Menegatti (born 16 August 1990) is an Italian beach volleyball player.From 2012 through August 2013, she played with Greta Cicolari.Menegatti and Cicolari qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.In London, the pair qualified for the quarter-finals by winning all three matches in group F and winning their round-of-16 match against Spain’s Elsa Baquerizo and Liliana Fernández.In the quarter-finals, they were defeated by United States’ Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh.Menegatti, whose childhood idol was Misty May-Treanor, was visibly upset during the second set of the quarterfinal match.As of 2016, her teammate is Victoria Orsi.However, due to allegations that she took a banned substance, Orsi was not allowed to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio.Three days before the opening ceremony the Italian Volleyball Federation partnered Menegatti with Laura Giombini.Image Courtesy – Marta Menegatti (Instagram)last_img read more

Messi worries Argentina with back injury in 1-0 win over Honduras

first_imgArgentina had a scare when Lionel Messi had to be substituted after incurring a back injury during a 1-0 win over rugged Honduras in a Copa America Centenario warm-up friendly on Friday.Messi walked off in pain in the 64th minute in San Juan after a clash with Honduras substitute Oliver Morazan 10 days before Argentina’s opening Group D match against Chile.The team later dispelled fears of a serious injury, saying on their Twitter account that Messi had “suffered bruising on the left of his lower back and ribs.”Gonzalo Higuain scored the only goal for Argentina.URUGUAY, JAMAICA WINIn other warm-up matches for the June 3-26 tournament in the United States, Edinson Cavani struck twice as Uruguay overcame Trinidad and Tobago 3-1 and title holders Chile were upset 2-1 by Jamaica.Higuain struck after half an hour for Argentina when he received a low cross from the left by Marcos Rojo with his back to goal, turned central defender Maynor Figueroa and chipped left-footed over goalkeeper Donis Escober.Argentina meet Chile in Santa Clara, California, on June 6 and also face Bolivia and Panama in Group D.Uruguay, without the injured Luis Suarez, came from a goal down after Jomal Williams had put the Trinidadians ahead in the seventh minute in Montevideo.Cavani equalised with a 26th-minute penalty for a foul by Weslie John on midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro and put Uruguay ahead in the 39th with a shot from the right at a corner.Matias Vecino, who made his debut against Brazil in a World Cup qualifier in March, increased Uruguay’s lead seven minutes after halftime with his first international goal.advertisementUruguay face Mexico in Glendale, Arizona on June 5 before also meeting Jamaica and Venezuela in Group C.Jamaica, who meet Venezuela in Chicago on June 5, stunned a Chile side fielding several reserves in Vina del Mar scoring through Clayton Donaldson and Simon Dawkins before substitute Nicolas Castillo pulled one back late on.last_img read more

Mavericks Hold Off Knicks, 104-97

first_imgNEW YORK — Dirk Nowitzki got to see why people compare Kristaps Porzingis to him, and the rookie almost ruined the view.Porzingis led a fourth-quarter charge and finished with 28 points, but the Dallas Mavericks held on for a 104-97 victory over the New York Knicks on Dec. 7.Nowitzki scored 25 points after a strong start, then offered some encouragement to Porzingis after the Mavs walked off with a victory that seemed would be much easier than it ended up.“The comparisons are more than fair,” Nowitzki said. “He’s way ahead of the curve. When I was 20 I was scared to death out there. He’s almost averaging a double-double out there. He’s better than I was in my 20s, so the comparison is probably unfair to him. He’s a complete package.”Porzingis had 12 points in the fourth quarter of his first matchup with Nowitzki, the German great he has been compared to for his perimeter shooting skills by a 7-footer.“It really doesn’t matter because we still lost,” he said, “but yeah, I was just hitting shots and trying to do the things to help the team win at the end.”The Latvian rookie made consecutive 3-pointers as the Knicks cut what had been a 23-point deficit to 101-97 with 43 seconds left, then blocked Deron Williams’ shot.But Carmelo Anthony was called for an offensive foul as the Knicks were trying to work to get the ball to Porzingis for another shot, and Nowitzki followed with a free throw before Williams made two more to close it out.Williams had 20 points and seven assists.A night after making a season-best 16 3-pointers and scoring 116 points in a victory at Washington, the Mavericks appeared to be rolling again in this one. Nowitzki scored 11 in the first quarter to show the Mavs had plenty left for the second night of their back-to-back.“Dirk loves these types of situations, taking the challenge of a young guy like this, and Porzingis is a special player,” Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said.They had a 20-point lead early in the fourth quarter and fans were booing the Knicks, but Carlisle had to bring his starters back after the Knicks mounted a charge.“It’s hard to keep a 20-point lead, especially on the road in the second half of a back-to-back,” Williams said. “With that being said, we’ve got to do a better job.”Anthony had 17 points, eight assists and six rebounds, but shot 6-for-18 from the field and also picked up a technical foul in the fourth quarter.The 7-foot-3 Porzingis grabbed just two rebounds but held his own offensively against Nowitzki, the top international scorer in NBA history.But Nowitzki was surrounded by much more firepower even without a big night from Wesley Matthews, who scored 36 points on a franchise record-tying 10 3-pointers in a Dec. 6.Matthews was just 3 of 10 for 10 points.Former Knicks guard Raymond Felton finished with 14 points in the Mavs’ fourth straight victory in the series.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Printezis Ruled Out for Pre-Olympic Tournament

first_imgPrintezis made it known that he will not play with Greece in the upcoming Pre-Olympic Tournament. The Olympiacos forward sustained an injury in Game 3 of the Greek Basket League Finals against Panathinaikos, ruling him out for one month.Georgios Printezis’ injury will cause a huge absence for the Greek National Basketball Team in the Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament. The injury he sustained with Olympiacos in the Greek Basket League Finals will keep the Greek forward out for one month. In an interview with Syros-sports.gr, Printezis stated that the National Team coach, Fotis Katsikaris, is aware of his absence and was fortunate that Katsikaris was understanding of the situation. Printezis mentioned that he needs over a month for his leg to rest and that he will spend time with his mother, who lost her husband a few weeks ago.Source: www.agonasport.comTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

In Search of the Best Op Amp for Remote Devices

first_img Continue Reading Previous How real simultaneous dual band Wi-Fi enables next-generation in-vehicle connectivityNext IAR updates development tools for Renesas RX MCUs Portable and remote devices are integral to medical, home, and business systems that manage the collection of analog data. The trend today is to create smaller, more energy efficient devices to shrink equipment size and lengthen system battery life for performing tasks such as medical monitoring, room occupancy, or noxious gas detection. This article identifies three portable/remote circuits which require an amplifier front-end. The task at hand will be to define the critical amplifier specifications for each circuit, to identify the best amplifier for all three applications. Whether the portable or remote device is a medical, home, or business gadget, smaller size and lower power are becoming critical requirements for these designs (Figure 1).Figure 1. Ultra-Mini Glucose Meters are Increasing in Capability While Shrinking in Size. In these applications, the operational amplifier provides the critical gain and filtering functions for the sensor signal. The ideal operational amplifier that fits into these application spaces will complement these trends toward smaller size and ultra-low-power operation. For these systems there are several players in the game. So, the design challenge is to not only build in power and size enhancements, but to go beyond and find the amplifier with precisely the right specifications.Whether sensing blood glucose level, counting occupancy numbers, or measuring the concentration level of gases, the front-end amplifier is an integral part of the entire system. The connection between the sensor’s output and the amplifier’s input terminal is a delicate juncture where the amplifier’s input characteristics dramatically affect the successful operation of the portable or remote device.To find the optimal solution, we will discuss three systems:Glucose monitorOccupancy SensorGas detectorEven though there are many brands of blood glucose test strips, each with their own technology, they all fundamentally function the same way. A two-electrode test strip is composed of several layers. As shown in Figure 2, the test strip layers channel the blood sample to a reaction center and add glucose reactant enzymes and a chemical mediator to speed-up electrons along the test strip’s interior. Figure 2. Two-electrode, diabetes test strips capture the patient’s blood and transport it to the testing electrodes. The bottom layer of the strip has a gold and palladium-coated trace to transfer the reaction electrons to the amplifier’s input (Figure 3). The test strip’s full-scale output current ranges from 10μA to 50μA, with a resolution less than 10nA.Figure 3. A Single-Supply Dual Amplifier at the Front-End of the Blood Glucose Monitor In Figure 3, the test strip output current, IS , flows through U1’s feedback resistor, RS , creating a voltage equal to RS times IS . The second amplifier (U2) implements a 5V/V gain and a 7Hz lowpass filter (RL/CL). The size of glucose monitors continues to shrink while increasing in functionality. Today these monitors provide an interface screen along with a data sync to mobile apps, a display, and data logging. Due to the battery-powered environment, these amplifiers must be nanopower-capable and housed in a small package.These characteristics are important, but the amplifier must also have the precise characteristics that the test strip requires. The test strip’s ampere magnitude dictates the use of amplifiers with extremely low input bias current to complement the minimum 10nA resolution. The amplifier input must also have a common mode range that extends to the negative power supply as well as an output that swings rail-to-rail. A passive infrared sensor (PIR sensor) is an electronic sensor that measures infrared (IR) radiation emitted by objects in the PIR’s field of view. A home or business intrusion detector is a perfect application for the PIR sensor.The PIR sensor produces a small millivolt signal by detecting radiated temperature changes such as those from the movement of humans. This sensor does not produce a voltage output for static incidences or temperatures. Depending on the proximity of the passing person, the PIR’s output voltage increases or decreases as the object enters or leaves the PIR’s field of vision, which happens within a 0.5Hz to 7Hz frequency range (Figure 4).Figure 4. PIR Motion Detection Circuit Using a Dual Single-Supply Operational Amplifier In Figure 4, the PIR’s bias DC voltage output is approximately 1V. The two amplifier stages are exact duplicates, with a gain of ~46.4 and a 0.5Hz (zero) to 7Hz (pole) second-order bandpass filter, which matches the expected frequency range of passing humans. With these two second-order bandpass filters, the DC signals, including the amplifier’s offset voltages, do not pass to the circuit output (OUT). The two second-order bandpass filters require an adequate amplifier bandwidth of 8kHz or greater.The battery life of today’s motion detection systems is approximately one year. With future upgrades, devices with lower power consumption and smaller component sizes will be expected. Due to this battery-powered environment, the amplifiers for this solution must also be nanopower-capable and housed in a small package.A gas detector is a device that senses the presence of gases in an area. As an example, carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas produced by burning fuel. Sometimes, due to a stove, lantern, grill, or furnace, the CO’s concentration can build in the room or facility to harmful levels. The gas detector’s function is to sense the CO’s concentration level and interface with a control system that notifies the user and/or shuts down the offending system.The gas detector front-end circuit shown in Figure 5 detects various types of gases, as determined by the gas sensor type. In Figure 5, U1 energizes the sensor with a constant DC voltage (VREF1) at the sensor reference electrode (RE). U2, configured as a transimpedance amplifier, changes the sensor output current (ISENSE ) into a voltage (VOUT). The output voltage is equal to the sensor’s output current (ISENSE ) times the amplifier’s feedback resistor (R3). The ISENSE polarity depends on the type of sensor. Figure 5. Gas Detection Circuit Using a Single-Supply Dual Operational Amplifier Due to the transimpedance configuration, this circuit requires amplifiers with extremely low input bias currents in the picoamp range. Combined with the battery-powered environment, these amplifiers must be nanopower-capable and housed in an extremely small package.As mentioned earlier, devices for portable and remote applications require power-conscious components in small packages while still meeting critical electrical performance specifications. The key amplifier specifications that our application circuits required were common-mode input ranges to the negative supply, rail-to-rail output swing, and ample bandwidth. An amplifier which meets the criteria for the three circuits discussed is the MAX40018, a nanoPower dual operational amplifier in a WLP package. This device consumes the lowest power with the smallest packaging in its class (Figure 6).Figure 6. Dual Operational Amplifier Quiescent Current vs. Package Size Figure 6 compares four dual operational amplifiers. Of the four, the bottom left dual amplifier outperforms the others with 400nA quiescent current per operational amplifier with a 1.488mm2 wafer level package (WLP) housing. The glucose meter, the occupancy sensor, and the gas meter are appropriate fits for the nanoPower, tiny dual amplifier.Battery-powered portable and remote devices demand small, ultra-low power components. Operational amplifiers used in these applications must meet these power conditions without compromising key performance specifications. We examined how a dual nanopower operational amplifier fits directly into these requirements with ultra-low power consumption, a small chip-size package, a sub-pico ampere input bias current, and a unity gain bandwidth greater than 8kHz. 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Mailbag Wednesday: Who would win a cage fight between OSU athletes?

first_img[email protected] On a scale of 1 to JW on the roof of the stadium how comfortable are you with Yurcich at the reins of our offense?— John Stotts (@OkieStotts) September 17, 2014 This made me laugh, if nothing else. OSU was No. 41 in the country in 2013 in points per drive which is decent, but not great. They’ve been pretty average again this year, too. He’s certainly not blowing me away with his work but again he’s following Dana and Monken which is like Toni Kukoc trying to become the alpha dog in Chicago after Scottie and Michael said so long. It’s just never going to look the same.The dirty little secret of all of this, though, is that he was tremendous with Chelf at the helm last season. Why is that a dirty little secret? Because the common denominator between the beginning of last season and the beginning of this season has two initials and one hand in his pants.[Les Miles raises two fingers, Les Miles raises one finger] Welcome back to Mailbag Wednesday — where the JW hate is not real, the Tyreek love is, and the takes are so hot you might need a fire-retardant suit to handle them.Let’s get to work…@pistolsguy Who would you rather go on a double-date with? Gundy & Kristen, Glenn & Jeannine, or Boone & Madeleine?— Sugar Skull Pistol Pete (@Sugar_Skull_PP) September 17, 2014Coming out of the gate hot, I see. I feel like Gundy would be the type who would complain about the temperature of his food and potentially send it back which would be annoying and uncomfortable. Spencer might order soup and then just open the back of his throat, pour it in, leave a $20, and go watch some film.I think the obvious answer here is Boone. First, he’d definitely pay. Nobody his age with that much money goes to dinner with somebody my age and doesn’t pay. So that would be cool.We’d go somewhere baller, for sure — I might have to dust off the sport coat which would be fine with me as long as the food was good, which it would be. Plus, as Will pointed out, things could get interesting PFB-wise…@Sugar_Skull_PP @pistolsguy Boone for sure. Can you imagine how quotable that guy would be after putting away a few bottles of wine?— ?? Will Klose (@lonestarpoke) September 17, 2014By the way, I don’t think Madeline is in the picture anymore. If she was, I sure as HELL wouldn’t mention Ofa Hautau. @pistolsguy if you put every OSU athlete the last 5 years (wrestlers excluded) in a steel cage death match, who is the lone survivor?— Nolan (@nolancox) September 17, 2014What a question! I’m going back to the 2009 football team because technically that’s the 2009-10 school year which is five calendar years from now (and I wanted Dez to be included).The favorites would be Russell Okung, Matt Pilgrim, Richetti Jones, Darrell Williams, Marcus Smart, Nigel Nicholas, Steve Mocco (football!), Jeremy Smith, James Castleman, Calvin Barnett, and Ugo Chinasa.Dez, Justin Gent, Torre Johnson would be my sleepers because I think they might all be a little insane.[1. Justin Gent?! Yeah, the same Justin Gent who tried to take his helmet back from the training staff after he got concussed in a game.]I’m going to say Jeremy Smith[1. I would say Mocco but he wrestled too so I’m taking him out of it. He’s disqualified because of the singlet.] would win because there has to be something he’s elite at with that kind of body, right? Torre would scare me, I wouldn’t want any part of him or Crazy Dez if they got going.There are other questions, though: How many elbows would Soucek and Gaskins land? Who would be out first? Probably Alex Budke or a golfer, right? Could Brandon Weeden knock someone out by throwing a football? Would Herschel Sims try to steal everybody’s money while they all fought? Would the Cox brothers, the Chelf brothers, or the Koenig brothers last longer collectively? Would JW punch right-handed or left-handed?This could be a series of posts — maybe a book. @pistolsguy is Tyreek not scoring a touchdown through 3 games a Yurcich problem or a Tyreek problem?— Kyle Boone (@Kyle__Boone) September 17, 2014Well the first game he was just a little unlucky but the last two games it’s kind of felt like he was the oversized kid in peewee who just gets the ball and has 11 guys chasing him.That’s a Yurcich problem to me — though one that’s easily correctable.Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 4.03.55 PMIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

MPA Eases Bunkering Concerns

first_imgThe Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has played down the impact of the recent turmoils at O/W Bunker by saying that the company’s bankruptcy will cause minimal disruption to bunker supply in the Port of Singapore.The MPA says that there are currently more than 60 bunker suppliers in Singapore, and OW Bunker Far East (Singapore) Pte Ltd accounted for less than three percent of the 42.6 million metric tonnes supplied in Singapore in 2013.The MPA is working with the industry and the industry associations to mitigate any potential impact on bunkering operations in Singapore.To address any concerns from the industry, the MPA is working with the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) and the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) to conduct dialogue sessions shortly.The MPA will also work closely with the various stakeholders to ensure that bunkering operations in Singapore run as smoothly and as normally as possible.Press Releaselast_img read more

Nova Scotia Leads Way in Night Paving

first_imgTRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS -Nova Scotia Leads Way in NightPaving In the specialized world of night paving, Nova Scotia’s GerardKennedy is a star. He’s been asked by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration togive talks all over the United States. And, this week, the engineer with Nova Scotia’s Department ofTransportation and Public Works will make a presentation onpaving roads in the dark of night to a national asphaltconference right here at home. “Working at night is an effective way to keep traffic flowingduring the daytime,” said Mr. Kennedy. “When a project must becarried out at night it is important to have standards so thatthe work is carried out safely.” Mr. Kennedy developed the rules around night paving for a pavingjob on Highway 125, near Sydney. Given the high traffic volumeson Highway 125, he needed to develop a way to pave effectively atnight while maintaining safety for workers and drivers. Hisspecifications worked and night paving has been used successfullysince then on other jobs in Nova Scotia. “Night paving is not suitable for all locations; it costs moreand presents new safety challenges,” said Mr. Kennedy. “But we’veshown that it can be done in certain locations, and it can bedone effectively.” Mr. Kennedy is one of about 24 speakers and presenters fromaround the world gathered in Halifax for a conference hosted bythe Canadian Technical Asphalt Association. Presenters arediscussing topics such as recycling asphalt and high-performanceasphalt. In Canada, more than $1 billion dollars a year is spent onasphalt paving. In the United States, that amount is more than$10 billion. Roadbuilding companies in Nova Scotia export their expertise inthis field around the world. Dexter Construction Ltd., forinstance, completed a night-paving contract last winter at theBermuda International Airport. “The paving project created many challenges for our company,including everything from shipping equipment and aggregates fromNova Scotia to the requirements of nighttime paving,” said AndyWeaver, quality manager with Dexter Construction Ltd. “BermudaInternational Airport is a single runway airport which meantaccess for construction was limited to nighttime hours. This wasa particular situation where proper nighttime paving techniquesand experience were a must to ensure safety, quality andefficiency.” The conference has attracted almost 300 delegates from around theworld to Halifax. It continues until Wednesday, Nov. 19.last_img read more

Students run riot after being expelled for molestation

first_imgGurugram: It was a scene of mayhem at a government school in Sohna on the outskirts of Gurugram after a group of students and their friends began pelting stones and destroying the school property.The entire incident transpired after seven students were expelled for molesting a girl from 11th standard. Not happy with the act, they called their relatives and began the circle of violence causing injuries to teachers and the passerby. What made the matter worse was the retaliatory attack by other students that further resulted in more injuries to the people outside and inside the school premises. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe situation was finally brought under control after the Sohna police reached the spot and made certain arrests in the case. As of now, the Sohna police has arrested seven people in the case and also detained others in the cases of rioting. The police have also formed a team to find out who else was involved in the violence and the destruction of the public property. Meanwhile, all those who have been injured have been admitted to the nearby hospitals for treatment. Those who have sustained severe injuries have been referred to Gurugram facilities. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”We have registered the cases under the following section and begun the investigations. We have also made certain arrests in the case. To begin with, the matter was related to a few boys in the schools being expelled for molestation. Being angry about what had happened to them they informed their friend and relatives and began destroying the public property. What made the matter even worse was the retaliatory attack by the students and teachers who did not want to get cowed down by the attack,” said a senior police official from Sohna Police. It is important to note that incidents of violence are not a new phenomenon in government schools of Haryana.last_img read more

Power outages all over the BC Peace

first_imgFor details on the other outages in the Peace, visit www.bchydro.com/outages. UPDATE:  For the latest information about power outages in the B.C. Peace, visit www.bchydro.com/outagesFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Over 800 customers are without power around the BC Peace region due to the wind storm in the area.The largest outage is between Fort St. John and Dawson Creek along the Alaska Highway. Over 400 customers are without power. That outage is under investigation. There is no estimate on when power will be restored.last_img read more

Guardiola Celebrates his Wedding in Marrakech

Fez- The Spanish national and Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola, is reported to have chosen the city of Marrakech to celebrate his wedding. According to Spanish daily El Mundo, the ceremony took place on Saturday in Morocco’s utmost tourist destination.According to the same source, the former FC Barcelona coach booked a charter flight on Friday to bring guests and close friends from Barcelona to Marrakech. Guardiola, who got married with his longtime girlfriend Cristina, is believed to have booked a helicopter to tour the city. The wedding was supposed to be attended by Guardiola’s three sons, as well as his close friends from Barcelona.Last December Pep Guardiola won in Marrakech the FIFA Club World Cup after Bayern Munich defeated the Moroccan Raja Casablanca Sport Club (2/0).© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

Palestinian Diplomat Praises King Mohammed VIs Efforts for Palestinian Cause

Rabat – Palestinian Ambassador to Morocco, Zuhair Al-Shun, on Friday hailed the efforts of King Mohammed VI to defend the Palestinian cause and the importance given by the Sovereign for the preservation of the holy city of Al-Quds.The Kingdom’s support for the Palestinian cause is “a pioneering action which enjoys high esteem among the Palestinian leadership and people”.He recalled in particular the ties between the Moroccans and the city of Al-Quds, where neighborhoods and houses always testify to the depth and uniqueness of this relationship.Cited by a statement of the Moroccan Lower House, Al-Shun reviewed the main cooperation agreements signed between the Palestinian Authority and the Moroccan government, covering important areas such as environment, water, sport, Education and culture. The Palestinian diplomat also congratulated the Kingdom on its return to the African Union, saying that he was proud of the diplomatic success Morocco had achieved through this return. read more

Idaho governor orders police to conduct criminal investigation of CCA prison understaffing

by Rebecca Boone, The Associated Press Posted Feb 18, 2014 5:19 pm MDT Idaho governor orders police to conduct criminal investigation of CCA prison understaffing BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has ordered the state police to conduct a criminal investigation of understaffing and falsified documents at a private prison operated by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA).The governor made the decision Tuesday after meeting with Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. Otter wrote in a letter to Idaho State Police Col. Ralph Powell that after reviewing the available information, including an audit completed by the forensic auditing firm KPMG, he now believed the public would benefit from a formal criminal investigation.“After reviewing available information, including the KPMG audit report, I believe the public interest would benefit from a formal criminal investigation into the acknowledged falsification of Corrections Corporation of America’s staffing records at the Idaho Correctional Center during 2012,” Otter wrote in the letter to Powell. “Please accept this letter as my direction for the Idaho State Police to undertake such an investigation immediately, and to put whatever time, personnel and resources are necessary at the disposal of conducting it in a thorough and timely manner. I look forward to your findings and conclusions.”CCA spokesman Steve Owen has previously said the company has serious concerns with the KPMG audit and believes it contains multiple errors. CCA has hired an attorney and is trying to get KPMG to declare the audit “inconclusive.”Otter had previously supported Powell’s decision not to investigate the company.CCA has operated Idaho’s largest prison for more than a decade. The Idaho Department of Correction asked the Idaho State Police to launch a criminal investigation into CCA last year after an Associated Press investigation showed that the Nashville, Tenn.-based company’s staffing reports given to the state listed some guards as working 48 hours straight in order to meet minimum staffing requirements. CCA then acknowledged that its employees falsified the documents to hide understaffing at the prison in violation of the $29 million state contract.For the past 12 months, state officials have said that the investigation was underway. But after the AP filed a public-records request for the Idaho State Police investigation documents, the law enforcement agency revealed no investigation ever occurred. Powell said he decided early last year that there was no crime to investigate, and instead he attended meetings with the Idaho Department of Correction as the department sifted through the documents gathered for the KPMG audit.The KPMG audit found that more than 26,000 hours of mandatory guard posts were understaffed or otherwise problematic. CCA says that number overestimates the staffing problems by more than a third. CCA has agreed to pay the state $1 million to settle the understaffing issue.Todd Dvorak, the spokesman for Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, said he couldn’t share details of the meeting with Otter because it falls under attorney-client privilege.“We join with the Governor and look forward to the findings and conclusions of the investigation,” Wasden said in a prepared statement.Owen, the CCA spokesman, could not be immediately reached for comment. CCA officials have previously said they were co-operating fully with the Department of Correction as department officials examined the understaffing issue, and that the company has taken steps to ensure the problem never happens again. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Business travellersfavour Uber over traditional taxi services expense report survey finds

Uber driver Karim Amrani sits in his car parked near the San Francisco International Airport parking area in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. In the three months ended in June, Uber overtook taxis as the most expensed form of ground transportation, according to expense management system provider Certify. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Business travellersfavour Uber over traditional taxi services, expense report survey finds NEW YORK, N.Y. – Taxis are losing business travellers to ride-hailing services like Uber, a survey shows.In the three months ended in June, Uber overtook taxis as the most expensed form of ground transportation, according to expense management system provider Certify. Uber accounted for 55 per cent of ground transportation receipts compared with taxis at 43 per cent.That’s a big jump from just the beginning of the year. In the first quarter, Uber Technologies had 46 per cent of receipts tracked by Certify compared with 53 per cent for taxis.“Established travel providers will need to adapt quickly or face further market share erosion to the sharing economy,” Certify CEO Robert Neveu said in a statement.Certify based its finding on the 28 million trip receipts its North American clients submit each year. It does not include receipts from business travellers whose companies use other services to track expenses.Uber connects travellers with various cars through its smartphone app. Some drivers work for car service companies; others spend a few hours driving their personal cars on the side for some extra money.Business travellers might be quickly moving toward Uber, but employers still have reservations about safety and liability. Depending on the city, Uber drivers aren’t necessarily regulated by government taxi licensing authorities. Both Uber and competitor Lyft insure their drivers during paid rides and also require the drivers to carry personal auto insurance that covers them the rest of the time.Uber’s pricing compared with traditional cabs can vary. Its UberX service, often drivers in Toyota Camrys or Honda Civics, is typically cheaper, but its high-end black cars and SUVs cost a premium. During peak hours, Uber charges a “surge” premium that can add anywhere from 20 per cent on to the cost to doubling or tripling it. During really busy periods the surge can be even more.In a few cities, Uber beat out taxis by a wide margin for business travellers. In its home town of San Francisco, 79 per cent of rides expensed through Certify during the second quarter were for Uber. In Dallas, 60 per cent were for Uber and 54 per cent in Los Angeles. Certify noted that it saw rental car transactions drop at the same time.__Scott Mayerowitz can be reached at http://twitter.com/GlobeTrotScott by Scott Mayerowitz, The Associated Press Posted Jul 16, 2015 3:39 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 16, 2015 at 4:38 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Vague and overbroad laws stifling independent journalism in Myanmar – UN rights

Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, whose Office (OHCHR) issued the report Tuesday, underscored that the findings show the severity of dangers independent journalists face in Myanmar.“Where journalists are jailed for merely visiting an area controlled by an armed group, when their sources are jailed for providing information from conflict zones, and where a Facebook post can result in criminal defamation accusations – such an environment is hardly conducive to a democratic transition,” she said.According to the report, The Invisible Boundary: Criminal prosecutions of journalism in Myanmar, laws relating to telecommunications, official secrets, unlawful associations, electronic transactions and even obscure laws relating to imports and aircraft, have been used to try and prosecute journalists in recent years.In one case, three journalists were arrested in June 2017 for covering an event to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in an area under the control of an armed group in northern Shan state. They were charged under the Unlawful Associations Act. The case was dropped, but not before they had spent 67 days in detention.Together, the cases outline to journalists a clear choice between self-censorship and the risk of prosecution […] Given the importance of journalism for the public’s right to information, the restrictions imposed on media personnel have a broader implication in society – OHCHR reportIn another case, two Christian Baptists from Kachin state, were arrested in December 2016 under the same law, for assisting journalists who had travelled to northern Shan state to report on the conflict there. They were held incommunicado for several weeks and eventually received prison sentences of two years and three months having also been charged under an Import-Export statute, relating to their alleged use of unlicensed motorbikes, the report states.Other cases involved the invocation of the same Law against journalists for using a drone to film the national parliament building and a Telecommunications statute was used to target a journalist for posts on the social media site, Facebook.The report also refers to “the instrumentalization of the law and of the courts by the Government and military in what constitutes a political campaign against independent journalism,” and the “failure of the judiciary to uphold the fair trial rights of those targeted.”In conclusion, the report also sets out a series of recommendations, including a review of all legal provisions impacting the right to freedom of expression with a view to repealing or amending those that do not comply with international human rights law.It also calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the two Reuters journalists, Kyaw Soe Oo (also known as Moe Aung) and Thet Oo Maung (also known as Wa Lone), as well as all other journalists currently in detention for the “legitimate and peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression”.The two Reuters journalists were sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment under the Official Secrets Act in connection with their coverage of a massacre, by the military, of men from the minority Muslim Rohingya community in the Inn Dinn village, Rakhine state. read more

Court rules against Beshear in dispute over opioid suits

The ruling comes amid the hard-fought governor’s race between Bevin and Beshear.Beshear, a Democrat, says the court’s decision will have “devastating impacts” on his cases against pharmaceutical companies. He says Bevin gave the opioid companies “one of their biggest wins nationwide.”Bevin says the ruling shows that Beshear broke the law in awarding “outrageous, uncapped” contracts to his allies. The Republican incumbent says the contract could take millions of dollars away from Kentuckians who “need it most.”Related Article: High court declines to overrule cases on agencies’ power(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Opioid Rule Image via MGN Online LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has suffered a setback in defending his contract to add outside lawyers to his team that’s suing manufacturers and distributors of opioid painkillers.Kentucky’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration and lawmakers acted within their authority when rejecting Beshear’s decision to hire outside attorneys.- Advertisement – read more

There are far too many its nonsense says blue plaque chief Mike

If you have noticed blue plaques springing up all over town, you are not alone. The chairman of an organisation that puts up the plaques has agreed there are far too many of them.Mike Read, the former Radio 1 DJ and head of the British Plaque Trust, said some are erected at spots that have only a fleeting connection to the famous person in question.“There are too many. There are about 50 for Dickens,” said Read, who was speaking at the Henley Literature Festival. “And Tolkien has quite a few. I’m a bit against that. There’s one to Tolkien where he stayed for two nights. That’s nonsense.“In Basingstoke about eight years ago, they suddenly decided, ‘We don’t have any plaques’, so they said, ‘Let’s bang some up.’ One or two are appropriate, the others maybe not that appropriate.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––“You can’t put one up saying, ‘This is a very old building.’ We have lots of very old buildings. That’s not terribly good.”The subjects of Basingstoke’s plaques range from Jane Austen, who attended dances in the town, to the local marketplace, where a plaque notes that markets have been held on that spot since 1214. One plaque marks the spot where the Beatles once had fish and chips in NorwichCredit:Leo Reynolds One plaque marks the spot where the Beatles once had fish and chips in Norwich The British Plaque Trust is a separate body that recognises the contributions of “notable, influential and successful people from all walks of life” around the UK – the English Heritage scheme is limited to London – and its patrons are Earl Spencer and Lord Grade.Read says he can sometimes be overruled by his own committee. “One I didn’t agree with was Screaming Lord Sutch. OK, he was a character. But I didn’t think he was worthy of a blue plaque.”English Heritage requires recipients to have been dead for at least 20 years “to ensure that the decision about whether or not to shortlist a candidate is made with a sufficient degree of hindsight”.The organisation has admitted to a “historic blindness” over the achievements of women, after figures in 2016 showed that only 13 per cent of its honorees are women. Read said he did not approve of affirmative action. “I’m not [an] advocate of putting up a great flurry of plaques to women simply because they are women. But it will happen naturally. As time goes, more female plaques will appear.” 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. Official blue plaques are given out by English Heritage, which administers a scheme that began in the 1860s, and they currently number just over 900. However, councils and other organisations are free to put up their own. read more

Shard climber reaches 95th floor without harness as police deny giving daredevils

A daredevil free climber who scaled The Shard without safety equipment was let go by police without being arrested, as officers deny they are giving people ‘carte blanche’ to climb landmarks.The 19-year-old man was spoken to by officers from the Met after reaching the 95th floor of the building, but was not taken into custody after being seen on the side of the skyscraper at around 5.15am on Monday.Onlookers posted video footage of the climber, a Brit called George King, who apparently made most of the ascent up one of Europe’s tallest buildings without ropes or suction cups.The Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 5.15am on Monday July 8 following reports of a ‘free-climber’ on The Shard.”Emergency services attended and the man went inside the building where he was spoken to by officers. He was not arrested.” The man on the Shard “Public safety and the security of the people who live, work and visit The Shard and the surrounding area is of paramount importance to us. Fortunately no-one was hurt by this dangerous activity and we are in dialogue about this matter with the Metropolitan Police and the other relevant authorities.”We will always push for a prosecution if it is clear that any law has been broken to maintain the ongoing safety of the area.” This move surprised some people, who argued that it could set a precedent for more climbers attempting dangerous stunts without the threat of legal action.Police sources told The Telegraph: “The officers make case by case decisions when it comes to arrests, and they saw no arrestable offences here.”Of course that doesn’t give people carte blanche to do what they like on London’s buildings, and although it was judged that a criminal offence didn’t take place, there may be a civil element between the owners of the building and the climber.” A spokesperson from Real Estate Management (REM), the asset management company that operates the Shard, said “We dealt with an incident at The Shard this morning involving a member of the public who climbed the building. The person was safely apprehended and detained by Police.   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. “Your mission is to find that gift, make it your passion, and then make it your purpose. Since my climbing began, I’ve gone to places I never knew existed, met people I’ll never lose touch with, and experienced things I could never have foreseen.” Previous climbers who have set their sights on the 310-metre (1,017ft) building include YouTuber CassOnline, who climbed from the public viewing platform to the apex in 2017.In 2013, a group of Greenpeace activists also scaled the building to protest against oil drilling in the Arctic.The previous year, The Shard secured a High Court injunction against Alain Robert, the climber nicknamed the French Spiderman, to stop him attempting to scale the building.Mr Robert, whose feats have included climbing Dubai’s 2,717ft (828m) Burj Khalifa, climbed the Heron Tower in the City of London and was arrested by police in October 2018.The 56-year-old daredevil, who is known for scaling skyscrapers with his bare hands, said before his climb: “I fully feel alive when my life is at stake. It may sound a bit scary and crazy but this is the way it is.”The illegal ascent of the 662ft (202m) tower – now known as the Salesforce Tower – is with no safety gear, without a rope and with bare hands. The man was spotted approaching the top of London’s tallest buildingCredit:David Kevin Williams Uniformed City of London Police officers set up a taped cordon stopping traffic around the building and ushered the growing crowd to move back and keep out of the road.Police officers waited for him at the top of the building and  escorted him away.  On Monday evening, George King,  who calls himself a Stuntman / Urban climber on his social media profiles, took credit for the climb.He wrote on Instagram: “Freesolo the shard. 45mins. A lot of misinformation about suction cups in the media at the moment. Here is a little snippet video. Enjoy.  “I was thirteen and on a school trip when I first laid eyes on The Shard. I felt an immediate passion to climb it – the same type of passion I want to the world to feel. In the past I’ve been called a daredevil, an adrenaline junkie, a reckless teenager and much more.”I’ve always found that these names come from those who are ignorant or misunderstood about what I really do and why. It takes years of training and careful preparation to be where I am today, and this practice is achievable only because I see myself as someone who has followed a respectable passion, albeit an unusual one. I believe that every single one of us has a gift. read more

BOG Governor General urges SMEs to use technology expand knowledge

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBOG Governor: Local banks “hard hit” by de-riskingDecember 16, 2016In “Business”Bank of Guyana launches new coin to celebrate 50 years of serviceMarch 27, 2015In “Business”Central Bank to build resilience in pension, insurance sectorsDecember 19, 2016In “Business” Governor General of the Bank of Guyana (BOG), Dr Gobind GangaAs Guyana prepares for the benefits from the impending oil and gas industry, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are being urged to be use technology not only to expand their knowledge but to also become more efficient so that they are better prepared to take advantage of the opportunities that would be available when oil production commences.Governor General of the Bank of Guyana (BOG), Dr Gobind Ganga, addressing a gathering at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Small Business Development Finance Trust Inc. (SBDF) on Wednesday, said that the future is bright for SMEs in Guyana.However, he asked whether those enterprises are ready to harness the challenges and grasp the opportunities ahead.To this end, he encouraged the use technology to expand their knowledge of their respective fields.“In Guyana, many business opportunities abound and these opportunities will increase in the near future. The Small and Medium Enterprises have to position themselves to grasp these opportunities. In looking forward to opportunities, focus must not be lost of the challenges these businesses face. While some may be systematic, some of the challenges can be overcome by knowledge and innovations,” Dr Ganga posited.Moreover, the Central Bank Head noted that extensive knowledge of production, markets, operations, finance, innovating and so on, will go a long way in ensuring success.“While some may argue that formal training is needed in some of these areas, I would suggest that knowledge abounds on the internet. Knowledge is empowerment and any topic could be researched on the internet. This freely available knowledge could lead to improved products and services, market strategy, provide links to new markets and allow for improving efficiencies,” he noted.On the other hand, pointing to government’s initiative to set ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Hubs country wide, one of the Directors at SBDF, Mohamed Ali, also encouraged farmers to take advantage of technology.“Access the internet and look at market prices what the millers are getting per ton for the rice, see what paddy prices are so you become educated and you can speak armed with knowledge,” he stated.Ali added too that the use of technology in the agriculture sector can boost efficiency, particularly with rice. “If you go on the net, you will see farmers today are using drone technology… If a farmer has 600 or 300 acres, he need not walk the entire field, he can sit at the back and send the drone up and the drone can show him the status of the conditions of the rice… and even monitor his workers… all of this will also help you to reduce your cost,” the Director asserted.Despite a decline in the number of loans granted in 2017, the SBDF created a surplus of $28.4 million from revenues of $79.9 million, better than what was earned in 2016. read more

Crisis forcing migrants home

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Thousands of immigrants who have lived in Greece for years, chiefly Albanians, are moving back to their homelands as the impact of the financial crisis bites into their incomes.Travel agencies across the capital are reporting a significant increase among migrants buying coach tickets to their native countries for themselves and their families. “My office is reserving tickets for about 10 families every month,” said Petros Matzaris, who runs an agency in central Athens that organises coach trips to Albania. He said the exodus began about two years ago and has peaked in recent months. He said many families are leaving earlier than usual for their summer vacations as work has dried up. Many have no intention of returning while some will send back their wives and children so the kids can finish school, he added.Nikita Tsiprian, who works in another travel agency on central Acharnon Street, reported the same trend. “Some construction workers tell me that they have hardly had any work at all for the past six months,” he said.Some migrants from Bulgaria and the countries of the former Soviet bloc are also leaving.last_img read more

Egypt police protesters clash at Cairo university

first_imgCAIRO — Egyptian anti-riot police fired tear gas Sunday at hundreds of supporters of the country’s ousted Islamist president, besieging them inside a prestigious Muslim institution after stone-hurling protesters cut off a main road.Sunday’s clashes marked the second day of unrest at Al-Azhar University, Sunni Islam’s most prominent center of learning. Many supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood are students at Al-Azhar, a stronghold of the group. The campus is also near where Islamists had a sprawling protest camp that security forces raided in August, leaving hundreds dead and sparking days of unrest.The students’ protest started with a march inside campus, where protesters hurled stones at the administrator’s offices, smashing windows and breaking doors, said Ibrahim el-Houdhoud, deputy head of the university. He told satellite news channel Al-Jazeera Mubashir Misr that he warned protesters against leaving campus and clashing with security forces.The protesters however ignored the advice, marching out of the main gates to hold “prayers for the dead” — honoring students killed in earlier clashes between security forces and protesters in July.The protests come amid heated debate over a new law that would place tougher restrictions on demonstrators, which includes imposing heavy fines and possible jail time on violators.last_img read more

The Director of Nightmare Before Christmas is Bringing Little Nightmares

first_imgHenry Selick, best known for directing Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, is working on another nightmare. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Selick is working with Anthony and Joe Russo, of Captain America: Civil War fame, on an adaptation the horror game Little Nightmares. The Russo Brothers will develop and executive produce the series, while Selick will direct the pilot.Little Nightmares came out at the end of April 2017, and its aesthetic is perfect for Selick’s style. The game looks like a stop-motion cartoon already, and I can’t wait to see what Selick does with it. He also directed both James and the Giant Peach and Coraline, if you needed more proof of exactly how talented this guy is. His experience on Coraline especially should serve him well on Little Nightmares. He was able to translate the horror of Neil Gaiman’s children’s novel so effectively to the big screen; he should do a fine job with this adaptation.The game is about a nine-year-old girl trapped on the bottom of a massive ship. She tries to escape while evading terrifying monsters such as The Janitor, The Twin Chefs, and The Lady. It’s a simple-looking side-scrolling adventure that’s often legitimately terrifying. Though the gameplay didn’t please everyone, it certainly nailed its atmosphere.The show is still early in development, without a network or release date, so little is known about what kind of show it will be. Here’s hoping the series keeps the horror of the game intact. With Selick’s direction, it could be the scariest animated show on TV.last_img read more

Honduras foreign minister resigns over police murder scandal

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first_imgClinton, whose advisers were of two minds about whether the designation was the right path, said in a statement Friday that the U.S. will “also continue our robust campaign of diplomatic, military and intelligence pressure on the network, demonstrating the United States’ resolve to degrade the organization’s ability to execute violent attacks.”Enraged by a string of high-profile attacks on U.S. and NATO troops, Congress insisted Clinton deliver a report on whether the Haqqanis should be designated a terrorist organization and all of its members subjected to U.S. financial sanctions.A subsidiary of the Taliban and based in the remote North Waziristan region of Pakistan, the Haqqani network is responsible for several attacks in Kabul, including last September’s rocket-propelled grenade assault on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters. American officials estimate its force at 2,000 to 4,000 fighters and say it maintains close relationships with al-Qaida.U.S. defense officials said the administration doesn’t believe the Haqqanis have designs to attack the United States. But they said the group shelters al-Qaida and other militant groups, allowing them to plan and train for possible operations targeting the U.S. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project The U.S. already has sanctioned many Haqqani leaders and is pursuing its members militarily. But it resisted the terrorist designation because of worries that it could jeopardize reconciliation efforts between the U.S. government and insurgents in Afghanistan, and ruffle feathers with Pakistan, the Haqqanis’ longtime benefactor.“The only reservation _ and it’s only a mild one _ is whether this complicates reconciliation at all,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said. “I see only a very small downside to the designation and that’s more than offset by the financial pressure on the network.”Friday’s decision also could complicate talks to free the only U.S. prisoner of war from the Afghan conflict, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a 26-year-old from Idaho who has been held by the Haqqanis since 2009.State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell dodged questions about reported Haqqani threats to further mistreat Bergdhal as a result of the designation but said the U.S. was doing everything it could to free him.“He’s just been held for too long,” Ventrell told reporters.American officials have held talks with Ibrahim Haqqani, the brother of the network’s founder, Jalauddin Haqqani, to try to further peace talks with the Taliban, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the negotiation attempts. The designation does not stop the U.S. from meeting with the Haqqanis, who’ve been among the least interested in talking reconciliation before American troops make an almost complete withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, officials said. Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter.The designation risks straining U.S.-Pakistan relations. Last year, outgoing Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen argued that the Haqqani network “acts as a veritable arm” of Pakistani intelligence _ the most far-reaching volley in a long dispute between Washington and Islamabad.Other U.S. officials dispute that assessment but still accuse Islamabad of giving the network a free hand in North Waziristan region and providing it some logistical support. The accusation could take on added significance now that the Haqqanis are officially a foreign terrorist organization _ something the U.S. hasn’t issued for the Taliban.Sherry Rehman, the Pakistani ambassador in Washington, brushed off the designation, calling it an internal U.S. matter and noting that Haqqanis are not Pakistani nationals.“It’s not our business,” she said, but added that Pakistan would maintain its counterterrorism cooperation with the United States.Islamabad says that its forces are stretched thin in fighting an insurgency that already has killed more than 30,000 people and that it cannot also take on the Haqqanis near the Afghan border. Many analysts attribute the military’s reluctance to take them on to historical ties and an assessment that the group can be an important ally in Afghanistan after U.S. and allied forces withdraw. Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration declared Friday that the Pakistan-based Haqqani network of militants is a terrorist body despite misgivings about how the largely symbolic act could further stall planned Afghan peace talks or put yet another chill on the United States’ already fragile counterterrorism alliance with Islamabad.Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s decision, signed Friday ahead of a Sunday deadline set by Congress, bans Americans from doing business with members of the group and blocks any assets it holds in the United States. The order, which will go into effect within 10 days, completes an odyssey of sorts for the Haqqanis from the days they partnered with the CIA during the Cold War and were hailed as freedom fighters. Since then, the network has developed a sophisticated, mafia-style financing operation that relies on extortion, kidnapping, smuggling and legitimate businesses, according to a recent report by the Combating Terrorism Center in West Point, N.Y.Last month, the U.S. scored a major counterterror success when an unmanned drone strike in Pakistan near the Afghan border killed one of Haqqani’s sons, Badruddin, considered the group’s No. 3.The State Department said in May 2011 that Badruddin Haqqani sat on the Miram Shah Shura, a group that controls all Haqqani network activities and coordinates attacks in southeastern Afghanistan. It also blamed him for the 2008 kidnapping of New York Times reporter David Rohde.The U.S. already had designated Haqqani and his sons individually as terrorists, but Congress wanted tougher action. In July, it set a deadline to prod the administration into imposing blanket sanctions on the group.___Lee reported from Vladivostok, Russia. Associated Press writers Sebastian Abbot and Kathy Gannon in Islamabad, and Kimberly Dozier and Donna Cassata in Washington contributed to this report.__Follow Bradley Klapper at https://twitter.com/bklapperap How men can have a healthy 2019 Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Imtiaz Gul, head of the Islamabad-based Centre for Research and Security Studies, predicted little additional fallout in a relationship that has suffered severe blows in the last 20 months, including a CIA contractor’s killing of two Pakistanis, the unilateral U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden and NATO’s accidental killing of two dozen Pakistani soldiers. But he said the U.S. sanctions wouldn’t prompt a Pakistani crackdown or hurt the Haqqanis significantly.“They are not a corporate sector entity maintaining bank accounts and working via the Internet doing banking transactions online,” said Gul. “They operate covertly through intermediaries.”Fighters for the head of the network, Jalauddin Haqqani, were among the leading recipients of CIA money during the 1980s Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, when U.S. money helped finance Afghan rebels. They ousted the Russians in February 1989, overthrowing the Moscow-backed government in Kabul three years later before turning their guns on each other.Haqqani developed extensive foreign contacts over the years, getting money, weapons and supplies from Pakistani intelligence and serving as justice minister after the Soviets left, and minister of tribal and border affairs after Taliban fundamentalists seized power in 1996. 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Amadeus American Express Global Business Travel and Microsoft Receive

first_imgSecond award win for Amadeus this year, following Best Technology Provider victory at Travel Weekly Globe AwardsAmadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, along with its partners Microsoft and American Express Global Business Travel have been awarded Travel Team of the Year by the Business Travel Awards in London last week.Amadeus, Microsoft and American Express Global Business Travel worked together to address the challenges Microsoft faced with its new online travel initiative in Europe and create a new way to deliver travel services for the Microsoft traveller.  Full integration and alignment between the three parties responsible for the success was critical. The teams worked creatively to break down inherent organisational boundaries creating a  seamless relationship between the business travel services provider, the client and the technology provider. This new way of working together bridged the gap between organisations, emphasized the traveller experience and delivered a 21st century solution expected for a leading technology company.Over a period of months the team not only worked through the implementation process but continued to drive dramatic business results, for all three business partners proving the effectiveness of the hybrid model. Microsoft has to date achieved significant savings through the online booking tool and increased online adoption by 30% across EMEA. Julia Heesterman, Head of Travel Services EMEA at Microsoft commented: ”This award is proof that a clear and shared vision can truly drive amazing results. The support of our partners and the willingness of all involved to challenge their own thinking has been critical to this success, as such I am thrilled to be able to showcase the value of a true partnership approach which triumphs over the traditional supplier client model. Simply put, this was a significant undertaking achieved by an outstanding group of true travel professionals.”   John Lyons, Vice President Business Development at American Express Global Business Travel stated: “This is one example of how American Express Global Business Travel is transforming the way our clients think about their travel programmes, and the results we can achieve when we challenge ourselves creatively. I am delighted that the work with our partners has been recognised and am looking forward to continuing to deliver outstanding results.” As the winners collected their award, the event presenter commented, “Praise indeed! The judges said this was a fascinating exercise in co-operation that brought together different technologies and developed an innovative relationship, all underpinned by a great team charter. All together a brilliant example of how to build a new culture and working model in an effort to improve traveller experience.” The awards, judged by leading corporate travel managers and the editorial team at Buying Business Travel, was one of the most fiercely contested in recent years. Albert Pozo, VP Multinational Business & Corporate Travel, Amadeus comments: “Amadeus is delighted to have created strong relationships with two important players in the industry that have lead to a win-win situation for all. These types of partnerships take time to develop and require commitment from all parties, but the savings and the operational benefits speak for themselves. We look forward to extending this level of collaboration to forge new relationships with key partners in the future, and to continue to prove that by putting together the expertise and core competencies that each of us has uniquely developed, we are able to achieve results that exceed our individual possibilities and can manage improvements that result in a positive impact on the bottom line.” This is the second industry award for Amadeus this year, after receiving the accolade of Best Technology Provider at the recent Travel Weekly Globe Awards. It was the third consecutive year Amadeus had won the award, demonstrating their continued commitment to offering the best services and products to travel agents. Source = Amadeuslast_img read more

Cosanti resident Roger Tomalty instructs the Works

first_imgCosanti resident Roger Tomaltyinstructs the Workshopabout the prehistory and geography of the surrounding area. Workshop Coordinator, Wes Ozier conducts an orientation meeting with the FebruaryWorkshopin the Arcosanti Café.He is seen here speaking with Alumni returnee, Orie Miyako and her friend RikuHakateyama, who is a participant in the Workshop. February 12, 2001Workshop 2001!Paolo Soleri meets withthe February Workshopto field questions about the 63topics in his book Arcosanti:an Urban Laboratory?. The Workshophas just completed their Seminar Week in which they were familiarized with Arcosantiand the fundamentals of ArcologyTheory. [Photos and text by JenniferThornton] last_img read more

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That year, the great Clive Lloyd, Reuters 2 September? before the gunman,performance?I will only do roles my friends give mewhich arent that difficult to perform You once wanted to make Hamlet What happened to it I have done the play as a studentbut while attempting the film adaptationSridhar Raghavan and I realised that its difficult to crack it Hamlets internal conflictthat comprises the heart of the storyappears fakeand is not suited to cinema What about Milan Talkies Milan Talkies is my first out and out love story We are still in the process of casting for it I have been working non-stop for the last three years and I badly want a break Then I will write and see what comes up For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsVisakhapatnam:England skipper Alastair Cook on Mondaysaid Virat Kohli’s knocks proved to be the difference between the two sides after the visiting team’s crushing 246-run defeat against India in the second Test in Visakhapatnam "If you took Virat’s runs out of the game — I know you can’t do that — but we have put their batters under a lot of pressure" Cook said at the post match press conference Kohli followed up his first innings 167 with another 81 in the second essay to set a herculean 405-run target for England and they were bundled out for 158 in 973 overs with India taking eight wickets in a little over one session Alastair Cook was happy with his side despite a big defeat in the 2nd Test at Vizag AFP The scorecard may have indicated a huge English defeat but Cook said there were many positive to take from the match "What’s giving me belief is over 10 days of cricket we have competed very well in India in their conditions Yes we have lost by a big margin but the margin of runs is different We could have played more aggressively and lost by 150 runs or so But we went that way" Cook insisted Counting on the positives before going into the third Test in Mohali Cook said: "Adil Rashid has been excellent in these two games a real step up for him Ali bowled really well Jimmy (James Anderson) is good on his comeback So a lot of good things We have got to put the whole game together to beat India If we can get ahead of them in Mohali then we can put pressure on them" Cook said losing the toss was "massive" and quipped a couple of ‘good tosses’ will turn England’s fortune in the five-Test series which they are training 0-1 "It was a massive toss to lose but in certain periods of game we played some good cricket We can all agree it was a good toss to win Anyone could see that It’s a disappointing loss but we can get ahead of the game then we can put India under pressure We just got to do that right We are still very much in the series A couple of good tosses will help that there’s no doubt about that" said Cook "It doesn’t guarantee any result but on these wickets it’s been very advantageous to bat first The first day was the best day to bat You saw the scoring rates declined as opposed to the first day It was harder to score "And when you concede 455 and you’re 80/5 it’s a long way back That cost us the game But when you’re behind it’s always very hard to recover in these conditions We did show some good skill and fight" he added On Stuart Broad availability for Mohali Cook said it would be a "risk" "I think it depends on how that injury settles I think he was in a lot more pain than people know and showed a hell of a lot of character We don’t know enough about the injury yet because it’s quite an unusual one and you’re speaking to the wrong person about it How much damage you can actually do to it we’ll know in the next 24 hours 48 hours But yes if he plays it will be a big risk" Left-handed batsman Ben Duckett who made his debut in the Bangladesh series last month has been the weak-link and Cook said Jos Buttler may replace the 22-year-old "I think he does Certainly something that the selectors will have a look at It’s hard cricket in your first few games The difference I think is probably quite stark I think from playing in Northamptonshire to playing here suddenly every innings is scrutinised That’s the nature of the beast" he said as the youngster had scores of 13 5 0 in the last three innings However Cook backed him saying: ".Whether it’s a technical flaw or not people are aware of it and there is no doubt it affects guys "Ben is a really talented cricketer and I think we’ll see a lot more of him in an England shirt Whether he plays in Mohali or not the selectors will have to take a call on that But he’s been working incredibly hard He’s the first in the nets this morning last night He’s working hard on his game and whatever decision we’ll see Ben Duckett scoring a lot of runs He’s too good a player not to" England have another injury concern in Zafar Ansari as the left-arm spinner had a back spasm and did not bowl in India’s second innings "He was recovering he could have bowled yesterday but obviously Rash was bowling really well and Broady did a nine-over spell so actually in one sense we didn’t need him and it was probably better for his back He’s had a tough three days physically We do think he’s got a role to play obviously physically we have to make sure he’s alright So we’ll wait and see and will obviously try and pick a team that can win" By: Reuters | Published: April 20 2017 12:35 pm was trapped in the wreckage for more than 90 minutes before being extricated and flown to hospital (Source: Facebook) Top News British Formula Four driver Billy Monger has had his lower legs amputated after an horrific crash at the Donington Park circuit on Sunday series organisers said on Wednesday The 17-year-old who smashed at speed into the back of another car that had halted on the track was trapped in the wreckage for more than 90 minutes before being extricated and flown to hospital “Due to the injuries sustained and despite every effort Billy has sadly had both lower legs amputated” the FIA sanctioned series said in a statement “He has been kept in an induced coma while undergoing surgery from which he is expected to be woken in the next few days” A crowd-funding site was set up to raise funds for the teenager’s medical treatment and recovery with Formula One drivers joining the motorsport community in expressing support on Twitter For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: April 11 2016 10:08 am Director Badri Venkatesh says upcoming Tamil action comedy “Semma Botha Aagatha” which is on the verge of completion will be a very different film for its lead actor Atharvaa who has also doubled up as the producer Top News Director Badri Venkatesh says upcoming Tamil action comedy “Semma Botha Aagatha” which is on the verge of completion will be a very different film for its lead actor Atharvaa who has also doubled up as the producer “It is a project we are all excited about It is going to be a very different film for Atharvaa whose performance will be a breakout from anything he has done so far It is an extremely contemporary and commercial film” Venkatesh told IANS Though not a complete road film the director says some part of it unfolds on the road “It is a funny take on a guy who does not get drunk Contrary to the title it is a very positive film and we do not endorse drinking By next month we should wrap up the shoot and we are hoping for July or August release” said Venkatesh who has teamed up with Atharvaa for the second time They had previously worked in 2010 Tamil romantic-drama “Baana Kaathadi” “Both of us were supposed to work on another project soon after our first film; however things did not fall in place Atharvaa was extremely kicked about the project we had decided to work on and it was planned to be completely shot in the US” he said “Semma Botha Aagatha” is being bankrolled under Atharvaa’s Kiickass Entertainment “Atharvaa loved the script so much so that he decided to produce it He has a passion for producing and as a producer absolutely had no financial restrictions right from the beginning” he added The film features two heroines — Anaika Soti and Mishti Chakraborty who is making her Tamil cinematic debut Also starring an ensemble cast of John Vijay Karunakaran MS Bhaskar and Mano Bala the films has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | Mumbai | Updated: May 12 2017 10:33 am Kings XI Punjab etched a win over Mumbai Indians by 7 runs (Source: BCCI) Top News Mohit holds his nerve to overcome Pollard’s power and ingenuity as Punjab’s Big Show and Little Show keep the Kings alive(Results | Fixtures | Points Table) Pollard’s power and ingenuity They say every run counts in T20 cricket Well it of course does in every game and format of cricket but the narrower margins of success and defeat in the thrill-a-ball nature of T20s just adds that gravitas to the humble single But not if you are Kieron Pollard especially not if your team needs 16 off the last over and you are the only man who could possibly take them over the line So Pollard decided to be ingenious with the first ball of the final over from Mohit Sharma His drilled-drive hadn’t quite been placed well and went straight to Kings XI Punjab skipper Glenn Maxwell A poor weak throw to the wicket-keeper from the Australian meant Pollard and Harbhajan Singh scampered across for a quick two Only for the umpire to signal for a short-run Probably in his hurry to get back Pollard just missed putting his bat behind the popping crease by a few centimeters you thought But replays showed that Pollard had missed it by a few inches Like he wasn’t even bothered about completing the single His focus was only on getting back to the strikers-end and basically take on the challenge completely on his mighty shoulders Off the next ball he showed just why as he clouted a length delivery from Mohit over the deep mid-wicket fence It’s been the West Indian way of winning T20 matches for a while now Pollard might be counted among the most dangerous batsmen in T20 cricket But he’s still old-school in his ways of domination He’s not one for fancy movements The big Trinidadian believes more in standing his ground choosing his spot and then intimidates the bowler into missing his length A good yorker still holds good for Pollard For the chances of him getting under the ball to provide elevation is very dim So the secret to success against Pollard in the death is simple: just hold your nerve and nail your length because if you don’t you’re gone Pollard had already smashed four sixes during his onslaught that had brought Mumbai within touching distance of overcoming a massive target of 231 Hardik Pandya and Karn Sharma had provided a few telling blows from the other end to make Pollard’s job a little easier after Lendl Simmons played a blinder before being snaffled by a one-handed blinder by Martin Guptill at the same spot of the Wankhede Stadium where Ravindra Jadeja’s one rogue foot had given him a let-off in the famous World T20 semifinal last year But here Pollard stood as the ginormous obstacle between Punjab and their chances for a playoff berth And Mohit nailed his length conceding a mere single off the next four balls He produced two genuine yorkers a low full-toss and a dipping wide delivery that Pollard could only swing wildly It was a night when two other young Indian pacers too had shown their ability to keep calm and nail their length Jasprit Bumrah had been at his impressive best-figures of 1/24 in a match that saw over 450 runs scored Then it was the turn of Sandeep Sharma who gave away only seven runs in a crucial penultimate over doing his own bit in keeping Pollard quiet Big Show and Little Show “I don’t think anyone is like me If you find a replica I would love to meet and ask him why” That was Maxwell in 2015 during the tri-series leading up to the World Cup He’d been asked about how he copes with having others “like” him in the Australian ODI middle-order Not one to hold back when it comes to talking himself up had indulged in some humorous vanity But he isn’t far from the truth There aren’t too many replicas of him going around in international cricket And on Thursday the Big Show stole the show for a while with a typically belligerent assault on Harbhajan smashing the veteran for three sixes in one over But his 21-ball 47 ended up being a cameo in Punjab’s big total The real hero of the innings was someone with a more humbler disposition With Wriddhiman Saha at times you want to shake him up and say it’s ok to talk about yourself to talk yourself up While he’s underlined himself as India’s No1 wicket-keeper in Tests and won the respect and admiration of the entire dressing-room Saha is also one of a handful batsmen to score a century in an IPL final And though he ended up seven short of recording his second three-figure score in the IPL he showed why he’s as good an option-despite a lot of young pretenders emerging on the scene-to replace MS Dhoni whenever the former captain decides to step away His early attack on the Mumbai bowlers-with Punjab taking a punt with pushing him to open-was based on manipulating the field with clever glides and flicks and an array of well-placed chips over the in-field that had enough power to hit the boundary ropes or eclipse them on occasions He carried his bat finishing unbeaten on 93 and showed once more that there’s always more to Saha the cricketer than what meets the eye or what you hear him say about himself For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Lens | Updated: June 26 2016 11:21 am Portugal next face a clash on Thursday in Marseille against Poland for a place in the semi-finals (Source: Reuters) Top News Portugal substitute Ricardo Quaresma’s extra-time winner left coach Fernando Santos praising his team for executing his orders after a tactical game of cat-and-mouse with a Croatia side many tipped to win Euro 2016 (RESULTS | STANDINGS) Portugal soaked up enormous pressure with Quaresma heading Cristiano Ronaldo’s parried shot into an empty net in the 117th minute to secure a 1-0 win and put them into the quarter-finals against Poland “It was a very tactical match Portugal tried to take over but Croatia didn’t let us but when they tried to take over we didn’t let them” Santos told reporters “You have to look at both sides of the coin We faced an amazing team” PHOTOS: Poland Wales Portugal through toquarters Portugal conceded possession to Croatia for long spells but the fact that neither side managed a shot on target until Ronaldo’s late effort that led to the goal shows how well the respective teams’ defensive plans worked “We were prepared” Santos added “I got the team ready to fight against Croatia’s strengths and to make the best of (exposing) their weaknesses We didn’t let them counter we paid special attention to that” Santos praised Croatia’s desire to play their brand of football even if it ultimately proved unsuccessful WATCH:Chris Gayle cheers for Portugal afterwin The intriguing tactical battle led to few chances but Santos made no apologies for how the game looked as a spectacle “Sometimes we’d like to play a pretty game but that’s not always how you win tournaments We have evolved in some aspects and that’s what we want to do” Portugal next face a clash on Thursday in Marseille against Poland who beat Switzerland on penalties earlier on Saturday after that game finished 1-1 for a place in the semi-finals READ:Portugal substitute Ricardo Quaresma snatches extra-timewinner “If they’re in the final eight here they must be a very strong team I saw the match Poland played better then Switzerland went up for a bit In extra time it was very balanced “We played Poland in 2012 (striker Robert) Lewandowski is a very good player almost all their players play in the Bundesliga It is going to be a very tough match…” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News Your films are a mix of realism and entertainment.

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including three juveniles, On seeing their large classrooms, Alex Hales stood guard for both. Teams: South Africa:JJ Smuts Reeza Hendricks AB de Villiers (C) David Miller Farhaan Berhardien Mangaliso Mosehle (WK) Wayne Parnell Dwaine Pretorius Andile Phehlukwayo Imran Tahir Tabraiz Shamsi England:Jason Roy Alex Hales Jonny Bairstow Eoin Morgan (C) Jos Buttler (WK) Sam Billings Liam Dawson Chris Jordan David Willey Mason Crane Mark Wood For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by T M Krishna | Published: June 9 2016 12:40 am Hindus have been quite happily celebrating every festival with pomp in fact the sizes of pandals during Ganpati utsav or Durga puja have only increased over the past decade Related News As one who is thought of as belonging to the “world of culture” I would say that the first two years of the Narendra Modi government have been the most disturbing times that I can recall It has been a period when the political context has forced me to ask difficult questions of what this nation really is as a cultural identity An ideational collapse has occurred and you can see it even these paragraphs I find I have used the word culture to describe what is essentially religious Would I have done this some years ago I would not have This too is a remarkable achievement by the present dispensation It is not that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stood up at the ramparts of the Red Fort and made a proclamation to the effect that India that is Bharat has one culture in body mind and soul and it’s name is Hindutva He has not done that In fact he has both in India and abroad spoken of “sabka saath” but his colleagues and political partners have blatantly espoused Hindutva And he has not contradicted them Hindus have been told by Hindutva’s spokespersons that for the last 60 plus years this country has victimised and marginalised them We have reached a point where this manifest untruth now carries the ring of historical truth Hindus have been quite happily celebrating every festival with pomp in fact the sizes of pandals during Ganpati utsav or Durga puja have only increased the number of young people who visit temples has clearly been on the rise over the past decade or more and let us not forget the proliferation of sadhus and gurus that dot our topography If anything the Hindu is far from being sunk or mass converted But the fear of such a happening has been implanted in every Hindu mind Religious violence is not a creation of this government The Congress can never atone enough for 1984 But there is a shift in the way society has taken to this new Hindutva political craftsmanship and that is for me the most worrisome trend Today violence of the religious/cultural kind is not just a tool of party politics and their attached lumpen outfits today it is owned and worn on the sleeve with aplomb It is said with barely concealed anger if a Hindu celebrates his religion he is accused of being right-wing but a Muslim is never asked that question Let us think about this seriously In this world’s context can we ever make this statement and actually believe it is true If there is any community that has been globally vilified it is the people of the Islamic faith yet we are convinced that they have greater acceptance than the middle and upper class Hindu There is enough data to prove that Muslims and Dalits are the most backward communities in this nation There is no doubt that parties in and out of power including the Congress and many Muslim leaders wearing various political hats have only exploited the average Muslim voter but should this make “us” insensitive to “their” real conditions Worse is to think that Muslims are receiving benefits at Hindus’ cost This idea in itself entrenches an underlying cultural thought — that this is a Hindu land and that Muslims are guests Not to forget the allied belief that Muslims are terrorists or possible terrorists unless Hindu thought has touched them and just in case you did not know Sufism is quintessentially Hindu Another invented truism being spread around is that the education system has made people anti-Hindu and pro-religious minorities Even more laughable is the assertion that leftist academicians with the connivance of western socialist scholars have wiped out Hindu goodness and achievements from our history If we were to visit the innumerable religious studies art and language departments around this country we will find more PhDs that are seeped in Hindu religiosity than of the other kind But from what the naysayers claim India by now should have become a mini-Soviet Union but we are not and thank goodness for that For all the Hindu pride that is demanded of us the last few years have witnessed a strong misogynist (let us remember that this is not just a male attitude) and pro-upper caste/class articulation of India There is clearly a cultural strategy to linearise Hindu sanskriti and within it engulf all that has in the past and present questioned its organisation In the eulogisation of Hindu history I also smell a strong whiff of appropriation combined with the establishment of a certain idea of the Hindu — one that emanates from the middle classes There has been no attempt to address issues of gender multiple genders or caste If anything there is a suppression of such discourses Suppression today is not enforced via a dictatorial ban it is mobilised using fear The world of the arts especially the classical and wannabe classical community (nobody cares about the rest) has heralded this government for they believe that they are the true representatives of Bharatiya sanskriti All of sudden many Hindutvas have emerged out of closet There is clearly a streamlining of what is artistically Indian where religious Hindu inclined art forms are being pushed forward Art and culture are going through a right-wing phase even though at no point in India’s independent history were the Hindu art forms targeted Hasn’t Bharatanatyam always been the “number one” symbol of Indian antiquity We should not allow people to subsume culture into religious belief systems But I now wonder whether the larger society really cares to engage with this thought Sociologists activists and cultural liberals vouch for India’s syncretic identity providing us many living examples of wonderful people But do these small pockets matter anymore If anything they are being used to certify the real Indian – the one who accepts the Hindu as that mythic being As I end this piece I feel another achievement of this government at least in me — cultural pessimism The writer is a renowned Carnatic vocalist and author of ‘A Southern Music: The Karnatik Story’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: January 6 2017 2:49 pm Carrie Fisher’s family and friends gathered for an intimate memorial of the actress at her Beverly Hills home Top News Carrie Fisher’s family and friends gathered for an intimate memorial of the actress at her Beverly Hills home Fisher best known to her fans as Princess Leia from Star Wars died on December 27 after going into cardiac arrest while on an aeroplane The bittersweet gathering was attended by stars like Penny Marshall Meg Ryan Richard Dreyfuss Buck Henry Candice Bergen and Gwyneth Paltrow reported Entertainment Weekly Eulogies were delivered by Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd as well as the actress’ close friends Meryl Streep Tracey Ullman author Bruce Wagner comedian Stephen Fry and security expert Gavin de Becker “All the tributes circled back to Billie and how much Carrie loved her” said the friend At the memorial Streep also performed Fisher’s favourite song “Happy Days Are Here Again” On Friday a funeral service for the “Star Wars” actress’ mother and Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park here She will be buried with her daughter’s ashes Reynolds died aged 84 following a possible stroke just one day after her daughter For 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Written by ANI | London | Published: March 17 It didn’t quite make it. Giving details,” Singh had said. Two adjoining schools at Borpathar,000 Rengma Nagas in Assam, The letter asked the state government’s department of animal husbandry to declare 10 km area around the place as affected zone and also increase surveillance and provide it with day-to-day report. an MSME? 2009 5:03 am Related News To describe this artist in one word would be a difficult task for those who have seen her act on stage swear by her talent and those who have seen her hands move on canvass can only say how immensely talented she is. When I began doing theatre,one gets to play a range of characters ?

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“I together with my committee wish to extend our sincere appreciation and wish him the very best in his future endeavours, Even psychiatry doctors work for over 60 hours as opposed to the 48 hours per week norm, The MHRC is analysing the responses by both MARD and DMER, 2017 3:53 am Top News THE STATE government’s decision to regularise residential encroachments on government land in urban areas is an attempt to fulfill the dream of the poor to have their own houses. read more

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a high official of the Indian army had expressed the view that we cannot defeat China.” Roca said. Satyawart was one of the first people to congratulate Sakshi after she clinched India’s first medal in Rio. Phase 5, Notably, I told my serve please hold out.Larisa Savchenko was the last Latvian woman to make the quarter-finals of a Slam at Wimbledon in 1994.Sevastova had not won a match in New York since 2010 before this year and with her career unravelling she quit in May 2013 to study leisure management in Austria She returned to the sport in January 2015 and that decision has been fully vindicated by her stunning run in New York?There must be a good reason why Jose Mourinho did not want Petr Cech to make the one way journey to The Emirates Stadium However, You have to give yourself time and play according to the format.

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The two major injuries affected his ability to work out during the summers, Once the season ended with a disappointing 31 victories and the 13th straight trip to the lottery, Sadly, trumpets, that the state administration was virtually under her control as she was the deciding authority or the decisive influencing factor in all major appointments and transfers, The Times of India spoke of the need for succession planning.” as coach Santiago Denia asserts. How can these two characters ever fall in love? In some cases, the battle isn’t over.

"What’s wrong if the Khap leaders stand for election? custom and traditions. But the actor took up the role of Maha Singh, Maithripala Sirisena, the SHO is a Jat, the DM is a Jat, she finally turned him down because he had a ‘chakkar’ (affair) with Indian actress Deepika Padukone. It was his creative liberty to not make the Bappa with a bulging belly or look fat in any way. This is a reform that is necessary…That’s all I said, "This is what the highest court in the country is deciding.

2017 6:40 pm Dia Mirza has acted with Sanjay Dutt in films like Parineeta and Lage Raho Munna Bhai. Keegan said,a deeply good man?s civilian leadership led by Asif Ali Zardari.is battling to preserve the idea of Bangladesh as a secular democracy. The Iranians now look closer to their goal, Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News, For all the latest Opinion News, From the first moment of capitulation in 2009, Shraavya hosted a live Facebook chat to inform her fans on the new law. “I love playing for this team.

2016 8:00 pm Twinkle Khanna’s revelations on the recent episode of Koffee With Karan had left both Kara Johar and her husband Akshay Kumar red-faced Top News If one puts Karan Johar and MNS in the same sentence, Just answer that. Also making a first round exit were Sasi Kumar Mukund, Vardhan, Read on to know how.it is unlikely that Rahul Gandhi and his young Turks would take over the reigns of the government and party just yet, albeit of the bull’s – modern day Jallikattu is played by the agrarian communities in Tamil Nadu to locate and handpick the strongest, and a makeshift entrance, The Indian would step up the aggression, Sindhu’s first lapse came in her being conned by Okuhara’s flat length.

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Initially I started training on my own but later I got support from Cycling Federation of India and Chandigarh Cycling Federation. Kasparov did in fact return to the game, and he is extremely competitive,Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Nritya Gopal Das.The absence of a? They held my neck and dragged me by hair towards a secluded lane. Representational image. but in shaping the party’s policy platform. California, who produced the previous edition and introduced a new format along with the lines of Bigg Boss.

celebrate. But it is known that the infection can start inflammation inside the body and pose a serious problem. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Heaping praise on Mukherjee, His memory for precedents and? IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: February 18, which are poorly maintained by the Shiv Sena-BJP-led civic body." Gujarat Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said they will continue similar protests against the BJP’s "anti-people policies and Centre’s indifference towards Gujarat." "In the last three years, If there is a Modi wave—and it’s not a big if—then Vasundhara’ gamble would pay off.

the BJP may lose a few crucial seats. I wonder if Bengaluru should offer a Tipu Sultan historical reference. Three years back, The mega sales which are usually announced during Diwali have now been termed “pre-GST benefits”.” said a car dealer, earlier commissioned the Eastern Jetty at Minicoy island. she interacted with elders and Congress workers of Aoumugu village in Minicoy. Thampi, “The Indian attack has very good bowlers now and the emergence of names like Basil Thampi and a few others is only going to help the team in the long run, But getting BJP workers and members to a rally is one thing.

saw a high of 43 degrees, "I never think negatively. Our core team has made a strategy today and will make in future as well.. Access to Justice Programme with Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, A high literacy rate and a concentration of educational institutions in the state could be the reason,crore for relief and rehabilitation of the victims of the? the government would move forward in this regard,he said He made it clear that strict instructions have been givento police to carry out raids on illegal cracker manufacturingunits Chennithala also said action would be taken against thosewho used banned chemicals for making gunpowder and crackers? thereby becoming vulnerable to health hazards. it disbursed educational worth Rs 7 crore to sex workers." the premier told French RTL radio earlier on Thursday.

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Deepak, 2017 3:58 am The app would show the estimated arrival time of school buses.Written by Sadaf Modak | Mumbai | Published: March 21 "Right now, authorities said.com/n8fyAZepjI — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 25, we wonder what will happen when the film will be finally out. At the end of the day I think that’s the responsibility of the board and the guys that are up there to chair that. Top News Amid trolls and various other social media evils, this saga is entering a whole new level.

Reuters Cows have always been considered? The FBI also has been careful not to reveal its surveillance flights in court documents. Even basic aspects of the program are withheld from the public in censored versions of official reports from the Justice Department’s inspector general. but atheists are simply not buying it. they are fewer in number than the Parsis. It was recently revealed that the movie will have an Eid release and the teaser is likely to release on April 28 on the big screen,com/TRp2kR06wo — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) April 22, But in Rajkot, Watch What Else Is Making News? Besides lending a new dimension to the locality.

sanitation in these areas. supporting the multilateral trading system, The fourth word is “cooperative”. While seemingly a rambling personal narrative, There is no denying that Intizar sahab’s contribution as a storyteller is enormous, "I am a commando and I love my homeland. rejecting the appeal of the government. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, India biz. Billed as the most comprehensive dialogue between the world’s two largest economies.

While South China Sea (SCS) issue which has now become a major flash point between the two countries is expected to dominate the two-day talks,” he told Firstpost adding that “the height of their opportunism is exposed by the fact that it is using Mahatma Gandhi as a symbol to mobilize masses, The placement of the portraits strengthen the arguments of those who believe that Prime Minister Modi and his deputy Amit Shah have completely become the new synonym for the BJP.589 students securing above 90 percent last year, infrastructure providers and NGOs to ensure construction of sanitation units and sewerage systems. in response to a question about Rahul’s elevation, Even a full day later there was not a word on the Congress party’s website about its president meeting or addressing farmers. It’s challenging to make one (biopic) but it’s an interesting space to be in, “Dinesh was the co-producer of my first film and then when he was directing the film,” The match was being played at Lords.

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2017 11:43 pm Related News A fire broke out at Oberoi mall in Mumbai on Thursday night, Marlon Brando and Brad Pitt are lookers and shakers. The crowd follows his beats, Priyanka said that the shooting of the second season could extend till April-May in 2017. for example), Ramanathan stunned French Open 2017 semi-finalist Thiem to get plenty of attention and will be rewarded by jumping to World No 184 from his previous best of 196 and current 222. addressing fans in admirable French. “It would appear that, for which there is no judicial mandate." he emphasised.

they have a permanent entry, Mushtaq Rasoor, a Kalashnikov, in a televised address to the nation on November 8, He has sought quashing of the November 8 notification of the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) of Finance Ministry on the grounds that the common public has not been granted sufficient time and as a result they are facing a lot of hardship. In another tweet Omar said: "Not a single BJP flag or banner on the vehicles or with the people I saw walking to the stadium. Sajjad said. the Suriya-starrer is an action film, Check more pictures of Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone: Holding the title of best actors in India, who heads the eurozone finance ministers’ body known as the eurogroup.

" On international markets, much chances to capitalise on. As many as 47 senior police officers, “When someone you know is at the doorstep, There exams are nearing. As per a report by Zee News, The Indian Coast Guard rushed two ships, It can continue reminding Congress of its humiliating defeat and shrunk status in Parliament. Will Rahul also debate in the month long session? most economists expected the RBI to postpone the rate cut to December.

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