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Executive Council discusses process used to fund churchwide mission

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 June 11, 2014 at 7:37 am In my diocese, if a congregation doesn’t pay its fair share (roughly 11%) of the diocesan operating budget, the congregation loses its votes at diocesan convention. Eventually, a parish that doesn’t pay is reduced to mission status — although we’ve never had to go that far. This system works well. Previously, we had a mostly-voluntary system with no teeth that resulted in many inequities. This is how it should be at the national level. No pay, you can still play, but not to the same extent as those who do pay. Rector Tampa, FL June 12, 2014 at 9:41 am After over a century of separate budgets – one for mission and one for administration – the Diocese of Texas has adopted a unitary budget. All congregations MUST pay their assessment, which includes a percentage (around 10% I think) for mission. If they don’t pay, they don’t vote at Diocesan Council. Completeliy agree with the comments about transparency and accountability made above. As long as the national church engages in partisan political activity through the DC office, there will be justifiable resistance from those who do not believe that activity is a good use of our funds. It’s like labor unions using dues for partisan activity that members oppose. The Supreme Court has freed members from being taxes for such things. I’m all for a unitary budget with a lower but mandatory mission assignment PROVIDED we carefully review what we’re spending the money for. The foot dragging about leaving 815 doesn’t inspire confidence in the pews, and the fact that the discussions at EC now are being done in secret is also disheartening. The current system isn’t working well, and so many view the 19% as a punitive tax. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS June 10, 2014 at 5:49 pm If dioceses expect their parishes to pay up, then they should pay up to the national church as well. Think of it as a franchise tax or a tithe, whatever. Comments are closed. June 13, 2014 at 1:04 pm In 1985 we made a commitment to 50/50 giving, by which we meant that if the church exists for others, and not just itself, then at least half it’s resources should be spent outside itself. Of the 50% given away, 25% was to go to the wider church. 25% was goal to which parishes were to be working and the goal for the giving of each diocese to the wider church. Some have actually accomplished that in times past. That resolution along with our commitment to the tithe for individuals, and 1% for the support of seminaries! have been affirmed any number of times over the decades.How sad that we have abandoned our stewardship theology. June 10, 2014 at 7:59 pm TEC should reduce the number of dioceses within the 48 CONUS states by half. A good yardstick would be that if a diocese cannot maintain an average income of $1.5M per annum, it should be consolidated. TEC cannot afford this top-heavy structure that made sense when trains were still the way that bishops made episcopal visitations and when communications between diocese and parish were by U.S. Mail. June 10, 2014 at 5:45 pm With untold millions spent on litigation against thousands who have separated from us, and with the elimination of the Evangelism Department (among others), and the ignored General Convention mandate to transition away from 815 Second Avenue one wonders exactly what can justify the 19%. Likewise, we may have needed General Convention every 3 years in a time of limited interaction, travel, and communication, but why such an expense now? Local churches have to justify budgets and priorities, and it is increasingly the same for those who have stewardship for the General Church. Any talk of isolating or guilting dioceses who object to the current 19% asking is hardly productive and will likely be met with wider resentment and action. Considering that only about 600,000 attend TEC services on any given Sunday, we have just got to stop irritating the pews with heavy-handed ideas that seem good in a committee. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Executive Council discusses process used to fund churchwide mission Members: Dioceses want to pay less, more payment accountability The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 10, 2014 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Carol Cole Flanagan says: Tom Downs says: Alda Morgan says: Chuck Till says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT June 12, 2014 at 11:15 pm 21%,19%, not so long ago it was 16%. It’s not simply a matter of need or mission.This is the way it really works. We figure up what we want to do. Then we figure what percent of all the diocesan budgets it will take. Then we increase that percent by whatever the budgeters guess it will take to cover what they guess the short fall will be. That way those who will pay whatever is asked cover for those who won’t pay what is asked. I would consider it a matter of the the strong carrying the weaker brother’s burdens, an act of sacrificial generosity, were it not for the fact that for the last 40 years we’ve been asked to shoulder the burden for dioceses who could carry their own load but simply refused to do so. It was the Prayer Book, then ordained women, now LBGTQ… and always complaints about the Church being too political. After years of paying whatever was asked, I voted to drop our pledge to 10%… just because I was tired of being taken advantage of. We’ve pledged 10% for several years now. We actually give more, of course, we love our Church; this year our gift will probably match the asking.The same problem is seen in dioceses with apportionment systems. Shaming, loss of suffrage, or mission status don’t change hearts or promote generosity. It hasn’t worked in the dioceses I’ve known and I think there is even less chance any of these will work on the diocesan level.I’m afraid we’re stuck with this stupid system until all the dioceses decide they love The Episcopal Church, too. Tony Price says: Rector Bath, NC Comments (11) Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Executive Council June 2014 June 12, 2014 at 3:38 pm I agree with those who say that program–the way we implement our mission–drives the budget, or should! And with those who say that most of us in the pews don’t really know what program–or mission–we’re paying for on the national and diocesan levels. Communication between the national church, the dioceses, and the parishes is very poor; and here, I do not just mean that the “higher ups” in the system don’t explain their programs well, but also, there is not a great deal of interest (that I can discern) in the higher-ups finding out about what’s happening in the parishes. We are, in consequence, more a congregational church than one whose hierarchy unites us. We have so many means of communication now, but it doesn’t seem to be helping us know and understand each other better! 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Chilton says: Submit a Job Listing Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Episcopal News Service – Phoenix, Arizona] The liveliest discussion during the opening session of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council June 10-12 meeting here surrounded how much money the General Convention ought to ask dioceses to contribute to the church-wide budget – and what should be done about dioceses that do not pay the full amount.The discussion took the form of an informal poll of council members by Diocese of Ohio Bishop Mark Hollingsworth, chair of council’s Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission. FFM, as the committee is known, is in the process of helping to shape the draft 2016-2019 budget that council must construct by February 2015. Hollingsworth gave each council member 30 seconds to share what they are hearing around the church about the budget-funding process, and what they think ought to be done.In the 2013-2015 triennium, dioceses are asked to contribute 19 percent of their annual income to help fund the church-wide budget. Each year’s annual giving in the three-year budget is based on a diocese’s income two years earlier, minus $120,000. The list of 2012 and 2013 diocesan commitments is here.The Episcopal Church’s three-year budget is funded primarily by pledges from the church’s dioceses and regional mission areas. While the budget asks for 19 percent from the dioceses each year, not all dioceses give the full amount and thus the 2013-2015 projected diocesan income was forecast, in part, on giving trends. For instance, during the 2012 meeting of General Convention when its Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) was formulating the budget to present to convention, Episcopal Church Treasurer Kurt Barnes told the committee that the average rate of giving in 2012 had been 15 percent, even though the asking was 19 percent.Most council members said during the polling here that they were hearing sentiment for a lower asking percentage, some sort of a progressive system with varying asking percentages based on dioceses’ varying financial resources, and accountability for dioceses that are financially able to pay the full percentage but choose not to, and for those for those dioceses that want to move towards paying the full ask.When council members in their comments cited a number for a reduced ask, most named 15 percent. The Rev. Jim Simons from the Diocese of Pittsburgh, said he had been hearing calls for a reduction in the ask “even as low as 10 percent.”He added that he thought “we have not done a particularly good job explaining what the funds are used for.”Katie Sherrod, from the Diocese of Fort Worth, said Episcopalians in that diocese have seen what happens when diocesan leaders choose to separate themselves from the rest of the church. “I think the asking is a very tangible symbol of us as a body in this world,” she said, adding that the reconstituted Fort Worth diocese is paying the full ask “for the first time in a very long time.”“We will continue to do so at whatever level this church decides but we would be concerned if it went too low because we value those church-wide programs,” Sherrod said.Deborah Stokes of the Diocese of Southern Ohio suggested “the chief concern is about accountability — those who are not paying [the full ask] and still getting the benefits of the church.”Marion Luckey said that although she generally hears calls for a lower asking, her Diocese of Northern Michigan pays the full 19 percent asking even though “it does use money that could be used in other areas but we feel that that’s our commitment to the church.”Bryan Krislock, Diocese of Olympia, said a lower ask ought to be coupled with a progressive system that takes into account the high fixed costs that all diocese have, and acknowledges that some dioceses have more financial resources than others.Bishop Stacy Sauls, the church center’s chief operating officer, voiced no opinion on the amount of the asking but said the “order of the questions” is wrong. Rather than ask what the level of the asking should be, the question “ought to be what do we want to do, how much does it cost and then how do we fairly allocate the cost of that?”The Rev. Gay Jennings, House of Deputies president, said she agreed with the need for accountability and noted that council talked about that issue two triennia ago “and did not make much progress.” A diocese that does not pay the full asking faces no sanctions such as what happens to parishes that do not pay the full amount asked by their dioceses, for example a loss of voting rights at diocesan convention or ineligibility for diocesan grants.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who was the bishop of Nevada when she was elected presiding bishop, said Nevada has historically paid the full asking “often at great sacrifice.”“The reality is that poorer diocese generally benefit from the church-wide programs and cannot fund those on their own,” she said. “I believe we need a missional conversation about … what can only be funded at the church-wide level and then figure out how to pay for it. I applaud the ideas of progressivity and accountability.”Earlier during her opening remarks Jefferts Schori had said that she “still hopes that the Task Force of Reimagining the Episcopal Church will consider how, as a whole church, we can best support the local work of dioceses – and sharing resources is an essential part of that. But we need to think beyond the percentage asking from each diocese. Do current geographic boundaries make the most sense for a sustainable future for each mission unit – otherwise called diocese? Dioceses have always had these conversations about local parishes and congregations, and they make considered decisions about how to allocate personnel, financial, administrative, and building resources for the good of the whole. As a whole church, we’re being called into similarly strategic perspectives and decision-making.”Hollingsworth concluded the discussion with a promise of more conversation to come. Having served two terms on PB&F and now chairing FFM, he said he knows that the church “cannot do the things that we aspire to do” with the revenue that is being paid in by dioceses.He said his “greatest concern” is that the entire funding process “is not good for our soul, it is divisive.”Opening remarksJefferts Schori told the council during her opening remarks that she wanted “to point to the fact that as a Church, we are making progress toward a far more interconnected and networked structure.”“We are focusing strategically on those areas where only the church-wide structure is able to support particular local mission efforts. Support for Navajoland and the renewing dioceses are examples, so is the sustainability work in Province IX. I believe and expect those efforts toward sustainability will increase in the future. We are bound to one another, and the health and growth of each part of the body of Christ is the concern of the whole.”Jennings told the council during her opening remarks she had been thinking about “our discourse—our habitual way of speaking about the structure of the church” and how it might color “our discussions and decisions in ways we don’t intend.”“What well-worn patterns of discourse are shaping our thinking in well-worn ways that no longer serve us well?” she asked. “Where can we admit new meanings, healthy tension, and opportunities to promote resilience? How can we work together to expand our discourses about the church to include more people, more contexts, more perspectives and more followers of Jesus?”Also during the opening plenaryCouncil welcomed the Rev. Brandon Mauia, a deacon from North Dakota, who is succeeding the Rev. Terry Star. Star died of a heart attack March 4 in his lodgings at Nashotah House Theological Seminary.The rest of the council’s agenda“We’ve got a number of significant issues at this meeting, all of which are related to how best to use the gifts we have as resources for church-wide mission,” said Jefferts Schori in her opening remarks.Among those issues is the ongoing discussion about the use of the Church Center in New York. There are two executive sessions on the council’s agenda for members to discuss a new report from its Subcommittee on the Location of the Episcopal Church Center. One session was held at the end of the opening plenary June 10 and the other is scheduled as the first item on the plenary agenda for June 12. Prior to the meeting council members had to sign in to receive sealed printed materials related to the discussion; they will have to turn those materials after the meeting.Council members will also discuss mission and budgetary issues in the Navajoland Area Mission; responses to justice issues such as human trafficking, Middle East peace, and environmental and climate concerns; hear about the church’s communion-wide covenant relationships; and will review policy in several areas.The meeting is taking place at the Embassy Suites Phoenix Scottsdale. Council will travel to the Episcopal Church of the Nativity late in the afternoon of June 10 for Eucharist and a reception. The Rev. Susan Snook, Nativity’s rector, is a member of council. During the reception members will get a preview of Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th Anniversary Photo Exhibition.The council will meet in committee all day June 11. On June 12, the council meets in plenary session all day to hear committee reports and to consider resolutions.The next day, a number of council members and staff will travel to Fort Defiance in northern Arizona to attend the annual convocation of the Navajoland Area Mission.Some council members are tweeting from the meeting using #ExCoun062014.The Executive Council carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1)(a). The council is composed of 38 members, 20 of whom (four bishops, four priests or deacons and 12 lay people) are elected by General Convention and 18 (one clergy and one lay) by the nine provincial synods for six-year terms – plus the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service.Editors’ note: This story was updated June 11, 2014, to clarify the terms “progressive system” and “accountability”. 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If one sanction is to restrict or eliminate representation at General Convention, doesn’t that drive out dioceses that already have a tenuous relationship with the rest of the Episcopal Church? Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY June 14, 2014 at 9:38 pm A reference was made to a progressive tithe to account for the overhead all dioceses have whatever their size. The counter is that small dioceses should consider merging with other dioceses; a progressive system undercuts the incentive to merge.Are dioceses like Nevada poor because they are thinly populated? The question I would ask is why do we have to have franchises in every corner of the country? Why not allow voids where the Episcopal Church simply does not have a presence? That’s what larger dioceses with more concentrated Episcopal populations are implying when they don’t pay the full ask: why does the national church have to provide resources for such thinly populated dioceses? It’s like bringing water to the desert, or electricity to remote areas. The value is not justified by the cost. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA chuck till says: Executive Council, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Scott Slater says: June 11, 2014 at 5:41 pm Another consequence for not paying could be lack of support resources from 815, such as for episcopal elections, which includes bishop and Standing Committee consents. If fiscal acccountability were an added facet to the consent process, it would only take one election cycle to drive that message home. Just sayin’…last_img read more

ChildLine announces its first ChildLine Day for 15 October

first_img Tagged with: Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 June 2004 | News ChildLine announces its first ChildLine Day for 15 October Children’s charity ChildLine will celebrate its 18th anniversary on 15 October 2004, a date it has now named ChildLine Day.The centrepiece of ChildLine Day will be an attempt by hundreds of thousands of children across the country to break the world record for simultaneous singing. ChildLine’s chosen song will be appropriately “Happy Birthday”.The charity is suggesting that everyone who takes part in its Happy Birthday song make an donation of £1. Advertisementcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Every school taking part will receive a special certificate, and if they register before 23 September each school will be entered into a free prize draw to win one of ten cookers or fridges donated by Hotpoint. The electrical retailer is sponsors of the world record attempt and other birthday activities taking place during ChildLine’s ‘Safely to 18’ campaign, an awareness and fundraising campaign to mark the charity’s 18th birthday.last_img read more

Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months

first_img News RSF calls for release of Guinean journalist held for insulting president GuineaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Receive email alerts Follow the news on Guinea Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists News A reporter for state-owned radio and TV broadcaster RTG, Diallo was finally freed after a court in the capital Conakry today fined him 5 million Guinean francs (420 euros) for “insulting the Head of State,” the charge on which he had just spent 81 days in detention. He was convicted for comments about the president and ethnic violence in Guinea that he made on privately-owned Radio Lynx FM on 27 February.Detained ever since his arrest that very same day although Guinea abolished prison sentences for press offences in 2010, Diallo continued to be held even after a hearing on 13 April when the fine of 5 million Guinean francs was the only punishment requested by the prosecution.As Diallo was in poor health, he was transferred from prison to the rheumatology section of Conakry’s Ignace Deen Hospital on 2 March, but the conditions in which he was held in the hospital were very harsh, as RSF confirmed when it visited him there during a visit to Guinea in April. He was returned to prison on 26 April, two days before the date set for his trial, which was postponed because Guinea’s lawyers were on strike.“It is with relief that we welcome the end of this journalist’s imprisonment, which should never occurred in the first place because Guinean legislation has abolished prison sentences for press offences,” said Assane Diagne, the director of RSF’s West Africa office. “Amadou Diouldé Diallo was detained arbitrarily for more than 80 days for nothing more than an appearance in a radio programme. It is high time that the press law adopted in 2010 is finally respected, and that the authorities stop imprisoning journalists just for doing their job.”Diallo’s release comes after a series of action on his behalf by RSF. During a visit to Conakry, RSF met with information and communication minister Amara Somparé on 8 April and called for Diallo’s immediate release. A memo with RSF’s recommendations on how to improve press freedom in Guinea was also given to the minister.The same week, RSF and the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) issued a joint call for Diallo’s immediate release and for the Guinean authorities to respect the country’s law decriminalising press offences.In Guinea, journalists are often taken into police custody or jailed in connection with their work. On 4 February, the sports journalist Ibrahima Sadio Bah was sentenced to six months in prison and a fine of 500,000 Guinean francs (40 euros) on a charge of defaming the head of the Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFOOT), Mamadou Antonio Souaré. After more than three months in prison, Bah was finally freed on 11 May following a series of campaign actions on his behalf.Guinea has fallen 24 places in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index since 2013 and is now ranked 110th out of 180 countries. RTG journalist Amadou Diouldé Diallo, released after three months of arbitrary detention. Help by sharing this information May 19, 2021 Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months April 9, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes Guinean journalist Amadou Diouldé Diallo’s release today after nearly three months in prison on a charge of insulting President Alpha Condé although Guinea has decriminalised press offences. The Guinean authorities must stop detaining journalists arbitrarily, RSF said. GuineaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment News April 15, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says RSF_en News March 17, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick girl Hannah’s dream job with the BBC

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Facebook Twitter Print Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedincenter_img Previous articleAttacks on Limerick firefighters lower than national averageNext articleUL graduates score high in employment stakes Alan Jacques Hannah Quinn MulliganCOUNTY Limerick woman Hannah Quinn Mulligan has landed her dream job with ‘the Beeb’.Twenty four-year-old Hannah has beaten off stiff competition to work as a trainee producer with the BBC. A graduate of Crescent Comprehensive, Trinity College and UL, she was the only applicant from the Republic of Ireland to be shortlisted for interview from a pool of 4,500 applicants.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Hannah recently completed ‘Leading LYTs’, a youth initiative programme that aims to equip young adults with the skills required to become County Limerick Youth Theatre facilitators and says this gave her the experience to secure the much sought after position.“Without the experience I gained as a facilitator, I would not have had anything to recommend me in these interviews and my dream job would still just be a dream,” a thrilled Hannah commented.“This journey started last year in Lough Gur with a training programme that enabled me to find work as a facilitator and short film director in my home county of Limerick. It was this work that I spoke about during the interview process with the BBC,” she explained.The LYT youth initiative programme encourage young people to discover their own competence and skills through non-formal learning. According to course facilitator Fiona Quinn, it also helps them to both recognise and enhance these skills in the wider community.“Young people learn so much through non-formal learning, that they seldom realise what they’ve learnt,” said Ms Quinn.‘Leading LYTs’ were also involved in a European Integration Fund project which helps newly arrived migrants from outside the EU to integrate well into Irish Society. Participants used youth theatre as a vehicle for getting young people to discuss similarities and differences in a safe place where their ideas could be explored through drama. NewsLocal NewsLimerick girl Hannah’s dream job with the BBCBy Alan Jacques – August 29, 2014 1478 TAGSBBCHannah Quinn MulliganLeading LYTslimerick WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Children want parental involvement and support – Report

first_img Young people want their parents to be more involved in their school lives – especially when they’re being bullied.That’s the message from anti-bullying groups today, who’re reacting to the latest statistics from the Ombudsman for children that shows 10 thousand pupils go to school in fear of bullies.The study follows the recent deaths of teenagers Erin Gallagher in Ballybofey and Ciara Pugsley in Leitrim, both of whom took thier own lives after being bullied on the website to 98FM, Ian Power from the support group Spun Out says children need to know their worries will be taken seriously………….[podcast][/podcast] Google+ By News Highland – November 3, 2012 Facebook Twitter Children want parental involvement and support – Report Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleNew group promises a more inclusive approach to austerity protestNext articleStill no progress on Polling Clerk jobs call – Cutliffe News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest News Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Media Trial Is Interference With Administration Of Justice; Amounts To Contempt Of Court: Aspi Chinoy Argues In Bombay High Court

first_imgTop StoriesMedia Trial Is Interference With Administration Of Justice; Amounts To Contempt Of Court: Aspi Chinoy Argues In Bombay High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK29 Oct 2020 5:05 AMShare This – xSenior Advocate Aspi Chinoy submitted before the Bombay High Court on Thursday that ‘trial by media’ results in interference with the administration of justice and therefore amounts to contempt of court as per Section 2(c) of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971.He submitted that when media pre-judges the guilt of the accused, the right to free and fair trial under Article 21 of the Constitution…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSenior Advocate Aspi Chinoy submitted before the Bombay High Court on Thursday that ‘trial by media’ results in interference with the administration of justice and therefore amounts to contempt of court as per Section 2(c) of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971.He submitted that when media pre-judges the guilt of the accused, the right to free and fair trial under Article 21 of the Constitution and the presumption of innocence get undermined.The senior lawyer was appearing for eight former officers of the Maharashtra police who have filed a Public Interest Litigation(PIL) petition in the Bombay High Court seeking restraint on the parallel investigation conducted by media when the police investigation is ongoing. The PIL was filed in the wake of media reporting of the Sushant Singh Rajput case, alleging that media was making derogatory and irresponsible comments against the Mumbai police.While making the rejoinder submissions, Chinoy referred to any earlier query posed by the bench as to whether investigation can come under the purview of ‘judicial proceedings’ within the meaning of Contempt of Courts Act, 1971.This query from the bench comprising Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni was based on the Explanation to Section 3 of the Contempt of Courts Act, which refers to only post-cognizance proceedings as ‘criminal proceedings’.In this regard, Chinoy argued that the said Explanation only related to Section 3 which dealt with exemption to ‘innocent publications and fair reporting’ from contemptuous acts.According to Chinoy, the Explanation was not applicable to Section 2(c)(iii) of the Act, which states that interference with the administration of justice amounted to criminal contempt.In this connection, he referred to passages from the 2012 judgment of the Supreme Court in the Sahara case such as:.”Trial by media comes under the category of interference with the administration of justice””Infringement of presumption of innocence by excessive publicity an act of contempt of court”.”Excessive prejudicial publicity leading to usurpation of functions of the Court interferes with administration of justice”.Having argued that trial by media amounted to contempt of court, Chinoy proceeded to the next level of his submission – that the government had the statutory duty to act against such publications.For this, he referred to Sections 5, 6 and 20 of the Cable TV Network Regulation Act. As per the Program Code, the media cannot publish anything which amounts to contempt of court. Under the statutory framework of Cable TV Act, if a media transmits something which amounts to contempt of court, then there is an obligation on the state authority under Section 20 to stop the transmission, he submitted. Under Section 5 of the Cable TV Act, the program code has to be followed. Under Section 6, contempt of court by media is prohibited. Under Section 20, Govt has power to disconnect channel for violation.”The intent of the legislature is that media trial should be precluded”, he said based on these statutory provisions. Chinoy bemoaned that the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting did not take any action against the “sustained campaign” and “planned propaganda” unleashed by the media for months following the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. This is despite the fact that the Ministry has an Electronic Media Monitoring Centre(EMCC), which claims to monitor the content of TV channels 24*7, he submitted.”The Government has not taken any action over the past three months on the media trial(in SSRCase). Is this called the ‘robust system’? If they had acted, we would not have come here. Having a framework is not enough. Either the authorities are not aware of its content or are abdicating their powers”.Chinoy clarified that he was not saying that media should not report or criticize. But to enter into judgments of guilt before trial is beyond the function of the media, he said.”Inform, criticize, but do not judge. That is not your job”, he submitted.”Why the Government did not act when there was prejudging, when media was carrying out virtual media trial, calling for arrest of so and so? There was complete silence. Govt should have sent a message across”, he added.His next level of submission was that when there is a failure of a government body to exercise its statutory functions, the High Court can step in to issue necessary directions and guidelines. To support this proposition, he referred to the 2009 judgment In Re: Destruction of Public & Private Properties.”When the statutes are silent on a particular subject & the authority implementing the same has constitutional or statutory power to implement it, the court can necessarily issue directions or orders on the said subject to fill the vacuum or void till the suitable law is enacted”, he quoted from that judgment.”No one has done anything for months. There is a duty cast on the government to take proactive action when there is a violation”, he said in conclusion.Following Chinoy’s submissions, the bench observed that the media should not exceed its boundaries and that the court was mulling guidelines(Separate story on that may be read here).’We Would Like Media Not To Cross Boundaries’: Bombay High Court Mulls Guidelines For Reporting On InvestigationReports about previous hearings may be read below :’Asking Public About Who To Be Arrested Is Investigative Journalism?’ Bombay HC Asks Republic TV In SSR Media Trial Case’If You Become Investigator, Prosecutor & Judge, Why Are We Here?’ Bombay HC Expresses Concerns Over Media TrialMedia Highly Polarized Now; Journalists Were Responsible & Neutral In Past, Bombay High Court Says While Hearing SSR Media Trial Case’Self-Regulation Of Media Has Failed’, Says Bombay HC In Plea Against ‘Media Trial’ In SSR Case   Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Populism Trumped: Moment Of Truth For Democracy

first_imgColumnsPopulism Trumped: Moment Of Truth For Democracy Preetesh Kapur , Senior Advocate18 Nov 2020 12:32 AMShare This – xDemocracy today stands on an inflection point precariously poised on a path that forks towards oligarchy, riding on pandemical waves. And yet, the ballot still holds hope for the people to reclaim the fading political standards that must form the bedrock for the working of a constitutional democracy. Trump’s comical yet profoundly telling Freudian slip a few weeks ago, calling for…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDemocracy today stands on an inflection point precariously poised on a path that forks towards oligarchy, riding on pandemical waves. And yet, the ballot still holds hope for the people to reclaim the fading political standards that must form the bedrock for the working of a constitutional democracy. Trump’s comical yet profoundly telling Freudian slip a few weeks ago, calling for herd “mentality” instead of herd “immunity”, essentially betrayed the political philosophy behind rabble rousing populism, preying on deep seated insecurities and frailties of the human mind. The mantra is simple : Create different herds amongst the voters and prey on the seductive instinct of self preservation so that the individual feels compelled to trot along with their ‘own’ herd. To say democracy thrives in the power of a vote is a myth if we live in an age of oligarchic manipulation of this intrinsic herd mentality of the voter. To say that a voter has a choice would be a naive consolation in an era of floundering opposition. To say that governments are truly accountable to the people despite destruction of the independence of institutions, is the illusion that every majoritarian government would happily sell. One had hoped that the American populace expressed an outright repudiation of the politics of demagoguery with the power of their ballot. The popular vote of the American people may have been a rejection of the politics of falsehood and divisive propaganda. Yet, the extensive vote in favour of ‘Trumpism’ ominously hangs like a sword on the world stage for populist leaders to emulate; the cul-de-sac that begins with the arrogation of patriotism. Whether it was the lack of insight or the lack of choice that led the American people to this fractured verdict, is a question that shall haunt them for a long time. But the deep chasm within the American society was never more evident in recent times than through this pandemic ridden election. And an acutely significant factor responsible for this vitriolic divide, is the utter lack of impartiality in the electronic media. Different networks reflected a distinctly bitter bias whether for or against Trump, leaving the uninitiated wondering if in fact they were narrating tales of the same candidates. Across the globe, the destruction of independence of institutions and odious polarisation of media has brought Democracy itself on the edge of Oligarchy. World over the distinction between news and propaganda seems to be stealthily fading into the past. Our own Supreme Court has nonetheless recognised that the factum of air waves being public property, places the added obligation on broadcast media of ensuring a genuine plurality of ideas and opinions so that the ordinary voter can make an informed choice.[i] The oversimplification of a democracy as a “government of, by and for the people”, and the reductive synonymisation over time of ‘people’ with ‘majority’, has unwittingly laid seeds of blind majoritarianism. Constitutional democracy on the other hand is quite far from mere governance by majority. Constitutional democracy entails governance within the bounds of individual rights & liberties, zealous protection of independence of the myriad institutions that work this democracy as well as accountability of policymaking within the limits placed by the Constitution. “Social democracy means a way of life which recognises the trinity of liberty, equality and fraternity as principles of life”.[ii] It is for this reason that the Constitution places the momentous task of holding the elected to account in the hands of Constitutional Courts. Though the desirability of policy may be judged only by the court of the electorate, the constitutionality of every governmental action is to be weighed by a Constitutional court and is the fundamental check on power. Happily, these geopolitical parallels between the world’s oldest and the largest democracies go no further. The fact that our history has never witnessed such blatant clinging to power despite an electoral loss, is a poetic tribute to the maturity of our democracy. Trump had been brazen enough to admit that the seat left vacant as a result of the death of Justice Ruth Ginsburg was filled in undue haste so as to select a person with leanings towards his dispensation. But he ought to have been reminded that on donning judicial robes all leanings of the past are to be sacrificed at the altar of the constitutional oath. A fiercely independent judiciary is the very soul of constitutional values. In the unerring words of Chief Justice Das : “The heart and core of a democracy lies in the judicial process, and that means independent and fearless Judges free from executive control brought up in judicial traditions and trained to judicial ways of working and thinking. The main bulwarks of liberty and freedom lie there..”[iii] For the sake of the American people, indeed for the sake of Democracy itself, it is hoped that their Supreme Court, the last bastion in any Constitutional democracy, takes a truly independent view of this ugly controversy, were the question of transition of power to ultimately knock on the doors of their apex court.Views are personal. (The author is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India) [i] Secy., Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India v. Cricket Assn. of Bengal, (1995) 2 SCC 161 [ii] Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. v. Union of India, (1996) 10 SCC 104, at page 117 [iii] Bidi Supply Co. v. Union of India, 1956 SCR 267 Next Storylast_img read more

Employers must promote replacement ILA scheme

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. The report into the failure of the Individual Learning Account scheme, whichfolded in November last year, has recommended that employers should be involvedin the promotion of any replacement initiative. The scheme, which entitled people to grants of up to £200 towardseducational courses, was launched in September 2000 but collapsed after it wasrevealed that some registered training providers were making bogus claims. The report also calls for a replacement scheme to be set up, for adults whoonly have GCSE qualifications rather than the previous approach where alladults over 19 were eligible for ILAs regardless of their qualifications. The CIPD called for any future scheme to provide funding for individuallearning using bankor building society accounts rather than the previousvoucher system. Jennifer Schramm, training and development advisor, said: “In Sweden,they use a real account only available to people on low incomes, topped up bythe government. Whatever is in the account when the person retires ispensionable.” Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Employers must promote replacement ILA schemeOn 7 May 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Bees Nipped By El Paso

first_imgAugust 28, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bees Nipped By El Paso Written by Tags: El Paso Chihuahuas/PCL/Salt Lake Bees FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(El Paso, TX) — Jared Walsh pushed a run across in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough as the Bees fell to the Chihuahuas 7-6 in El Paso.Jose Rojas hit his 30th homer of the season and drove in three runs. Jose Rodriguez took the loss, giving up three runs on four hits over two-thirds of an inning.Salt Lake is now 57-and-76 and will continue their road trip tonight in Texas. Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Maintenance Supervisor

first_imgJoin the PSC family and connect with accomplished and diversecolleagues who inspire and innovate students and transform livesand futures. Along with helping our students reach their goals,Pensacola State makes career fulfillment a reality.Job Description:The Maintenance Supervisor position is a 12-month full-time careerservice position. This position is primarily assigned to theWarrington Campus but may be assigned to work at any of thecampuses throughout the district. The Maintenance Supervisor willsupervise, coordinate, and participate in the work of an assignedgroup of maintenance personnel engaged in the operation, repair,service and maintenance of college buildings, systems, andequipment in one or more types of skilled trades. The MaintenanceSupervisor will plan and schedule work for support staff ensuringproper distribution and adequate staffing, space, and facilitiesfor the subsequent performance of duties; inspect completed work toensure compliance, and participate in the installation,modification, trouble-shooting, testing, servicing, and repairingof major college equipment and facilities. Additionally, thesuccessful candidate will establish and maintain a schedule ofpreventive maintenance, review and evaluate existing modes ofmaintenance operations and recommends methods for increasedefficiency and cost reduction. The Maintenance Supervisor may berequired to work evenings, weekends, during holidays, and collegeclosures due to natural disasters. This position reports to theMaintenance Manager.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or GEDequivalency and five years full-time experience in a skilled tradeat the journeyman level, one year of which must have been in asupervisory or lead worker capacity are required. Possess a currentvalid driver’s license, and the ability to drive a standardtransmission. Successful results of a criminal background check arerequired.Pursuant to College policy, it is an employment eligibilityrequirement for an applicant to meet the requirements of §435.04(2), Florida Statutes, related to background investigations.Any person failing to meet the requirements of the statute will bedeemed not qualified to hold employment in this position. A FloridaDepartment of Law Enforcement (FDLE) approved background check willbe conducted on every successful candidate as a condition ofemployment, and any person who fails to disclose any adverseinformation contained in the background investigation at the timeof submitting the employment application will be disqualified fromemployment.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prefer four years’ experience withdigital controls and HVAC controls software, and five years’commercial air conditioning and boiler experience.ANNUAL SALARY: $29,400.00 ($15.02/hour)SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: Applicants are strongly encouragedto submit a cover letter and résumé to supplement the onlineapplication. If veteran’s preference is claimed, a copy of theDD-214 must be submitted. Supplemental materials must be uploadedand assigned to the online application. If you have any questionscontact Monica L. Williams at [email protected] .APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled – Toreceive full consideration, the online application and supplementalmaterials must be received via the Workday applicant portal. The benefits package provided by the College includes major medicalinsurance, life insurance and Florida retirement contributions.Other benefits offered include participation in the wellnessprogram, tuition waivers, educational opportunities, and paid sickleave.Supplemental life, dental, vision, and disability insurance areavailable at group rates.Pensacola State College does not discriminate against any personon the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color,gender/sex, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, disability,sexual orientation, or genetic information in its educationalprograms, activities or employment. For inquiries regarding TitleIX and the College’s nondiscrimination policies, contact theExecutive Director of Institutional Equity and Student Conduct at(850) 484-1759, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Boulevard,Pensacola, Florida 32504.last_img read more

In Short

first_imgM&S sandwich dealChilled and frozen food producer Uniq has awarded NFT a three-year contract to distribute sandwiches to Marks & Spencer. Uniq produces an average of 250,000 units a day, which NFT will deliver through its network. NFT is a provider of logistics solutions within the food retail and manufacturing sectors.Turkington joins ABBEngineering company Turkington Industries is now equipped to offer robot-based automation solutions after joining ABB’s Robotic Partner Network. The company designs, builds, tests and commissions bespoke automated systems for a range of applications, including tray de-panning, strap handling, packaging and palletising, primarily for the baking industry.Rain scare for raisinsGrowers in California’s raisins industry breathed a sigh of relief after rain earlier this week threatened the drying process, according to the California Raisin Administrative Committee in the UK, which said no damage had been done. Marketing director Peter Meadows said the temperature is forecast to increase to between 33ºC and 35ºC.Tate & Lyle facilityTate & Lyle has opened a state-of-the-art manufacturing and research and development facility for its Food Systems business for the Asia Pacific region in Queensland, Australia, which will also serve as the Asia-Pacific HQ.School meals contractBolton Metropolitan Borough Council is tendering for the provision of bread and bakery products to the School Meals Service & Civic Catering, estimated at up to £550,000, from March 2010-July 2012.last_img read more

U.S. Postal Service initiates new Election Mail website

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ IndianaLocalNews U.S. Postal Service initiates new Election Mail website Google+ Facebook (Photo supplied/United States Postal Service) The U.S. Postal Service has launched a new Election Mail website that will provide detailed information about voting by mail.The website is designed to give voters information on how to use the mail to successfully vote in the upcoming election. The site will also provide election officials with resources to help make their management of the November election a success.The new site will provide essential information to voters who decide to vote through the U.S. Mail by requesting or casting a mail-in ballot.  For instance, voters should start the process early to allow enough time to receive, complete, and return ballots through the mail.  The Postal Service recommends request ballots as early as possible, but no later than 15 days before the election date.The Postal Service has also added resources for state and local election officials to assist with the process of their elections. WhatsApp Facebook By 95.3 MNC – August 24, 2020 0 224 Twitter Pinterest Previous articleOne injured in early morning stabbing, police searching for suspectNext articleGov. Holcomb signs order to increase child care options during virtual school days 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Twitterlast_img read more

Charges dropped against activist who exposed Iowa hog deaths

first_imgIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped trespassing charges against an activist who secretly recorded Iowa’s largest pork producer using heat to kill hundreds of pigs last year as the pandemic devastated the industry. Matt Johnson, an activist with the group Direct Action Everywhere, had been scheduled to stand trial Monday in Grundy County, Iowa, on two counts of trespassing at Iowa Select Farms properties. County prosecutors dismissed the charges Thursday at the request of Iowa Select, whose personnel had been subpoenaed to testify. A company spokeswoman says it “cannot be distracted by individuals who choose to break the law and grandstand.” Johnson is an Iowa native who now lives in Berkeley, California. He says the company is “desperate to conceal their abhorrent and criminal conduct.”last_img read more

Four Leprechauns cheer on the Irish for the 2020-2021 season

first_imgDonning a mask with the legendary green suit and hat has become part of the uniform for Notre Dame’s mascot: the leprechaun. After a postponed audition process, seniors Conal Fagan and Lynnette Wukie have returned to their roles alongside their new leprechaun teammates senior Pat Johnson and junior Gabe Ramos, Notre Dame Fighting Irish Athletics announced last month. The 2020-2021 leprechaun class has four members this year, the largest team thus far, as a result of the increasing amount of sporting, media and other events the leprechauns work.  The audition process begins in March, Ramos said. Candidates answer a series of questions and submit a short video personal statement. Those who moved on to the final round of tryouts did so in the fall. “[The tryout process] looked vastly different from a normal year,” he said. Normally, candidates participate in a live pep rally, media interview and community engagement skit in the spring. Ramos said each of these three events still happened, but individually for each candidate. “They really tried to accommodate the situation so each of us and each of the judges in attendance would be as safe as possible,” he said.  The tryout was in the Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center, and all involved were socially distanced and masked. Ramos said the candidates performed for 11 judges — consisting of cheerleading coaches, athletic staff and Mike Brown, the first Black man to be the leprechaun. “It was really very exciting to see Mike Brown at the tryout,” Johnson said.Johnson said he found something special in the smaller than normal tryout. “I felt there was a greater opportunity to forge more personal connections individually with your audience members,” he said. Fagan — a native of Derry, Northern Ireland — has worn the green suit of the leprechaun for two seasons now and was the first native from his country to take up the role. Fagan said the reduced number of fans this year at athletic events has magnified the role of the leprechaun. “It presents a lot of different challenges,” he said. “But the very essence of the leprechaun hasn’t changed, and that’s to continue to spread that joy and cheer for our teams and students.” Fagan has performed as the leprechaun at the football games this year and said he misses interacting with the normal crowds of fans. “[However,] there’s still the same amount of cameras on and still the same amount, if not more, of people watching from home,” he said. He also said it was a little disappointing to see some athletic seasons cut short last year, but he is excited to be back. “I think our athletics team and medical staff have done an incredible job at getting us back to where we are today,” he said. Wukie also expressed her gratitude for the year, especially when the future of sporting events were uncertain a few months ago. “As Conal said, you never know what your last game is going to be,” Wukie said. Wukie gained national attention last year as the first woman and third African American to become the leprechaun. “Having that newfound diversity as a unit was super important to us,” she said. Wukie said she had multiple amazing experiences as the leprechaun, and many fans shared stories and pictures of children — specifically young girls — dressed up as the leprechaun with her. “Opening up the Notre Dame brand to everyone, even though it was always like that, but really showing that in such a concrete way was so important,” she said. Wukie has recently become the in-game host for football games in Notre Dame Stadium, in partnership with Fighting Irish Media. She said the idea was years in the making, as in-game hosts have become popular in some professional stadiums. The host might become a regular tradition at football games and other athletic events, she said.“It’s worked out really well; students seem to really like it,” Wukie said. “And it’s a good chance to bridge that gap between sports, entertainment — as in the band, cheerleaders, leprechauns — and the fans.” Johnson said he grew up a Notre Dame fan, and always looked up to the leprechaun and the traditions of the football games.“Over time, as I was on the cheer team, I started to understand the role of the leprechaun more, and realized it’s a platform, it’s an influencer,” he said. “You can bring energy, yes, but you are also a role model. You are an ambassador for the University.”Johnson said he is grateful to be able to take up the role and bring joy to the fans this year. He led the march out parade Oct. 9 with the band and cheerleaders, and he said he most looks forward to the opportunity to make people smile.Ramos said his reason to audition ultimately came down to the spirit of what it means to be Irish.Despite his upbringing in Scranton, Penn., a predominantly Irish American town, it took him moving 700 miles to feel rooted in the heritage of the place he grew up, he said. Ramos said he is either the second or third Latino student to become the leprechaun. “This gives me a forum to be friends with a lot of people and to share a lot of happiness with others, while also showing people being Irish isn’t about being the archetypal leprechaun or Irish man at that,” he said. “It’s about having a conviction to be gritty and to show others that you are fighting for something you give your whole heart to.”Ramos said he’s most excited to be on the courts and fields, but also to interact with the fans. “I’m so excited to be given this opportunity and even more excited to show everyone what I got,” he said. The team is going to cheer on the soccer and volleyball teams this weekend, in addition to the football game on Saturday.Tags: 2020-21 Leprechauns, conal fagan, Gabe Ramos, leprechaun, Lynnette Wukie, Pat Johnsonlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: You Can Trust Jeremy Jordan & More

first_img Clever Little Lies View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. You Can Trust Jeremy JordanAs we all know by now (if not, where have you been?!) Broadway fave Jeremy Jordan has landed a starring role in the upcoming TV series Supergirl, alongside Tony winner Laura Benanti. While we await the season premiere for the buzzy show on October 26, CBS has released another trailer to whet our appetites. Check out below as the show’s headliner Melissa Benoist asks Jordan’s Winslow “Winn” Schott if she can trust him. Uhm…we would. But then we’re still thinking of him more as troubled Smash hero Jimmy Collins not as someone who could turn into a supervillain such as Toyman. We didn’t spoil anything there, right? Related Showscenter_img Cast & Creative Team Set for Clever Little LiesBroadway alum George Merrick (Honeymoon in Vegas) will play Bill Jr. and complete the cast of Joe DiPietro’s new comedy Clever Little Lies. Directed by David Saint, the previously reported off-Broadway production will begin previews on September 18 for a limited 16-week engagement. Opening night, originally announced for October 14, has been moved to October 12 at the Westside Theatre (Upstairs). Scenic design will be by Yoshi Tanokura, with costume design by Esther Arroyo, lighting design by Christopher J. Bailey and sound design and composition by Scott Killian.Alan Cumming Goes on Tour!After debuting his solo show at the Café Carlyle earlier this year, Alan Cumming is taking the act, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, on the road! The Tony winner will be visiting Indianapolis, Atlantic City, Tampa, Minneapolis and more—check out the full schedule here.Watch Uzo Aduba & Taylor Swift DuetBroadway alum and Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba was the latest big name invited on stage by Taylor Swift during her tour and the resulting duet didn’t disappoint. Check out the video below of the pair singing a mind-blowingly-awesome rendition of Swift’s 2009 break-up song “White Horse.” Aduba will soon be taking on the role of Glinda on NBC’s The Wiz Live! telecast and we’re crossing all fingers and toes her next stop will be the Great White Way… Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016last_img read more

Grateful for changes in Charlton Stewart’s

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes The congregation, pastor and elders of the West Charlton United Presbyterian Church wish to express their gratitude to the town of Charlton and Stewart’s Corp. They listened to our concerns with reference to the construction of the new Stewart’s store built across the road from our church. We also wish to thank others in the community who spoke at the public hearing in the town of Charlton. Everyone worked together to address all concerns. The store was set back so that it doesn’t block the view of the church.Stewart’s also configured the gas pumps and lighting to have as little impact as possible on the church view. The prominence of our facility as an important historic landmark in the town of Charlton has been maintained. The view of the church for those traveling in the area continues to serve as a reminder of God’s love.It’s a great thing when people with different perspectives and interests in a situation can come together and solve problems. It speaks well of Stewart’s’ involvement with the community and the town of Charlton’s commitment to its residents.Jean WeedBallston SpaThe writer is an elder of the church.center_img Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Indonesia pressured to do more to detect coronavirus amid zero reported cases

first_imgConcerns about how the Indonesian government is handling the novel coronavirus outbreak have grown as none of the 132 Indonesian lab tests for the virus have come back positive as of Wednesday.This week, a hospital in Semarang, Central Java, and another in Batam, Riau Islands, each reported the death of a patient who had symptoms similar to the new coronavirus. Both patients’ tests came back negative, officials said.The patient in Semarang, an Indonesian national aged 37, died not of the coronavirus disease (COVD-19) but of bronchopneumonia, said Kariadi General Hospital medical and nursing director Agoes Oerip Poerwoko on Wednesday.“The patient had tested negative for the coronavirus based on an observation from the Health Research and Development Agency [Balitbangkes] in Jakarta. Balitbangkes did the examination,” Agoes said. On Wednesday, the Batam Health Agency reported the death of a 61-year-old Singaporean man. He went to the emergency room of a private hospital with symptoms consistent with those of the coronavirus on Feb. 20. The private hospital sent him to Batam’s referral hospital for the coronavirus after the doctor found he had fever and shortness of breath.The agency, however, said he died of “another illness”, not COVID-19, because the patient’s test results for the virus came back negative.Read also: ‘It is not COVID-19’: Indonesian health official mixes up disease and virusThe diplomatic community in Jakarta and public health experts, however, have raised concerns about the accuracy of the lab tests. A leaked document circulated throughout the diplomatic community in Jakarta and obtained by the Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday warns of diplomats’ “critical” concerns about Indonesia’s handling of the new coronavirus.The document instructs diplomats to provide messages such as, “We believe it is critical for your government to be actively conducting case detection,” the Herald reported.Another point was, “Many hospitals do not have adequate PPE [personal protective equipment], not enough isolation beds, and specimen transportation is inadequate,” according to the Herald.“The reference to inadequate specimen transportation reflects concerns some of the specimens tested for coronavirus may not have been properly refrigerated in transit,” the report said.The World Health Organization states that each of the specimens should be stored and shipped at 4°C if they will reach the laboratory in less than 72 hours and should be stored at -20°C – or ideally ‐80°C – on dry ice or liquid nitrogen if they will reach the laboratory in more than 72 hours.A microbiology researcher from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Sugiyono Saputra, suggested Indonesian health authorities send samples from suspected coronavirus patients to the WHO-appointed referral laboratories for confirmation amid growing skepticism at home.“By doing so, we can evaluate our testing capacity. We can also take required countermeasures if some of the samples eventually test positive,” Sugiyono said, adding that referral laboratories were spread across 15 countries, including Australia, Thailand and neighboring Singapore.He warned against complacency in handling the deadly virus as many things could go wrong during the sample-testing process. “[Errors] can result either from the tools or the humans that perform the testing.”Read also: COVID-19: 188 Indonesians from World Dream cruise ship to be quarantined on uninhabited islandSamsuridjal Djauzi, an immunology expert at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital said not all tests were 100 percent accurate. The results depend on “how [testers] take, store and send the specimens. They also depend on the testing tools.” A false result – positive or negative – can occur if there is an error in the procedure.Samsuridjal said it was not entirely impossible for Indonesia to have zero cases. However, he said Indonesia should have tested more specimens.The Indonesian Health Ministry reported that, as of Tuesday, it had tested 132 specimens from 44 hospitals in 22 provinces and that all had come back negative. Singapore has conducted more than 1,200 tests and Malaysia more than 1,000.Health Ministry disease control and prevention director general Anung Sugihantono declined to answer the Post’s questions about the growing concern about the lab testing procedure. Balitbangkes head Vivi Setiawaty did not respond to the Post’s request for comment. (aly)Ardila Syakriah and Suherdjoko contributed to this report from Jakarta and SemarangTopics :last_img read more

People moves: Brookfield gets Carney; Redington completes board

first_imgRedington – The investment consultancy has appointed Phil Symes as its chief financial officer (CFO) and an executive director to its board, which is now complete. He took up the position on 21 August and will also become a member of Redington’s management team.Symes was most recently group CFO for the Cambridge Education Group. Before that he spent two years as an independent business consultant and 10 years as CFO for Visa Europe, including its sale to Visa Inc in 2016. Redington said he had significant experience of working for companies with private equity ownership, including Willis Group when it was owned by KKR. Redington this week also revealed that in July it had appointed Feifei Zhang as chair of its Chinese technology business, YuYuan Technology (Shanghai) Limited. YuYuan, which is headquartered in Shanghai, was originally incorporated into Redington’s technology business in 2018. Zhang joins from Mountain Creek Investment Management, where he is a founding Partner, chief strategy officer and head of Insurance and innovation. Previous roles include co-chief actuary at Fosun Insurance Group and actuarial practice lead at KPMG-China. Mercer – William Gibbons has been appointed principal in the consultancy’s insurance investment solutions business. He joins from PwC, where he advised insurers and other financial institutions on strategic asset allocation, investments, asset restructuring, liquidity, market risk and hedging. Prior to that, he was a director at Barclays Investment Bank, focusing on solutions for UK insurers. Neuberger Berman – The investment manager has appointed Gilles Drukier as head of insurance solutions for the EMEA region effective 3 August 2020.He joins from JP Morgan Asset Management, where he was managing director for its fixed income insurance and pensions solutions group. Prior to this, he worked for JP Morgan’s investment banking arm across a number of teams including its insurance strategic advisory group. Drukier’s previous experience also includes derivatives sales roles at Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. GCM Grosvenor – The US-based global alternative asset manager has hired Pamela Bentley as managing director of finance from October ahead of her assuming the role of chief financial officer effective 1 January 2021. Bentley joins GCM Grosvenor after 15 years with The Carlyle Group, where in her most recent role she served as the chief accounting officer and managing director. She previously held senior finance roles at Transaction Network Services, Inc. and prior to that worked for Arthur Andersen. Schroders – Matthew Dobbs will retire from fund management next year after almost 40 years at Schroders, which said it had been planning a long-term succession strategy for Dobbs, who had been instrumental in helping to build its Asian equity and global small companies businesses, for a number of years.He will be handing over portfolio management responsibilities for his Asia funds to Richard Sennitt, supported by Abbas Barkhordar, and his global and international small cap funds to Bob Kaynor, Luke Biermann and Alex Deane.Chris Taylor will be taking on the role of head of global and international small companies, covering strategic management responsibilities for the team.Rory Bateman, Schroders’ head of equities, said: “We would like to thank Matthew for his outstanding commitment and service to Schroders, which has resulted in him helping to develop two businesses, which will soon be passed on to the next generation of highly-talented Schroders’ investors.” Brookfield, Redington, Neuberger Berman, Mercer, GCM Grosvenor, SchrodersBrookfield – Mark Carney, the former governor of the Bank of England, has joined the alternatives asset manager as vice-chair and head of environment, social and governance and impact fund investing. Brookfield said Carney will help push the firm’s renewable investing efforts to combine better long-term outcomes for society with strong risk-adjusted returns. He will expand on Brookfield’s existing strengths in ESG investing with the development of a group of funds that will work to combine positive social and environmental outcomes with strong risk-adjusted returns for investors.Carney, who is now UN special envoy for climate action and finance, served as the governor of the Bank of England from 2013 to 2020. In addition, he served as first vice-chair of the European Systemic Risk Board and remains a member of the Group of Thirty and the foundation board of the World Economic Forum. Prior to his tenure as governor of the Bank of England, he served as the governor of the Bank of Canada and chairman of its board of directors. Carney was chair of the G20’s financial stability board from 2011-2018, where he oversaw the reform of the global financial system. last_img read more

ESG roundup: Redington identifies engagement evidence shortfalls

first_imgThe firm interviewed 104 managers from across the globe, representing over $10trn (€8.4trn) in combined assets under management, on a vast spectrum of areas relating to ESG.Redington is one of 12 UK investment consultancies that, viewing themselves as a critcal link between asset managers and asset owners, recently banded together to form a group seeking to improve sustainable investment practices across the investment industry.Ex-AP4’s Erlandsson’s Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute officially liveThe Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII), founded by Ulf Erlandsson, a former portfolio manager at Swedish buffer fund AP4, today announced its official launch.Supported by the Growald Family Fund, a New York-based venture philanthropy fund investing in the rapid transition to a clean energy future, AFII is premised on the view that fixed income markets, despite their size and crucial role for providing finance, are severely lagging in terms of climate change mitigation.Its mission is ‘to monitor, advocate for and influence the impact of fixed income markets in the age of human induced-climate change”.Erlandsoon was one of the pioneers in the green bond market, setting up AP4’s green bond portfolio while he was at the Swedish buffer fund, from 2009 to 2017. He left AP4 to move to Granit Funds, but left there after just over a year.In addition to being founder and executive chair of AFII, he has recently been appointed fellow on the investment advisory board of impact-focussed wealth manager Tribe Capital.Although AFII only announced its official launch today, Erlandsson has been working on its set-up since the beginning of July and has already published pieces of work under the AFII name.“I have been working on the AFII setup since beginning of July, but it has taken until now to get some of the formalities and strategy in place,” he told IPE. “There’s been a couple of really important topics to write about, so haven’t been able to be quiet in the run-up.”One of those topics is the Carmichael coal mine under construction in Australia, with Erlandsson publishing research investigating the fixed income funding flow for the project, down to individual bond ISIN codes and global investor holdings of the bonds.The AFII is advocating a reversal of that capital flow, which would affect bond prices, the project’s underlying cost-of-capital “and hundreds of millions – even billions – of tonnes of future CO2 emissions”.According to AFII’s website, it is building out the organisation and “will update with team details accordingly”.BMO points to ‘fundamental’ engagement shiftStewardship will increasingly be seen as being about investors’ responsibilities for shaping the market and the economy as a whole rather than just about the relationship with individual companies, according to BMO Global Asset Management.The asset manager outlined the expectation, which is also an ask, in a report setting out its track record on engagement over the past 20 years.It said it was predicting that collaborative engagement initiatives, which “came of age” in the 2010s, would increase as work began with a wider pool of stakeholders to create meaningful change.Kristi Mitchem, CEO at BMO GAM, said: “For investors to address systemic challenges, such as climate change, there will need to be a sharper focus than in the past on public policy, widening engagement beyond the company level to build relationships with new stakeholders, including NGOs and academic experts.“A collaborative approach between investors is key to making this a success, both to muster the resources to make these changes and to present a unified voice to increase influence.”BMO GAM said that, on average, 20% of its engagement activities each year were through collaborative initiatives, such as Climate Action 100+, Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return, and the Workforce Disclosure Initiative.Around three-quarters (72%) of BMO GAM’s current engagement was now linked to the Sustainable Development Goals, with the remaining 28% focussed on corporate governance, it said.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. More than a third of asset managers surveyed by Redington were unable to provide an example of a climate change-related engagement effort, according to the consultancy.It also highlighted that fewer than two-thirds had an engagement policy on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) matters, and that 60% of respondents could provide an example of when climate-related risks and/or opportunities had influenced buying or selling decisions despite 76% saying they considered these factors.Nick Samuels, head of manager research at Redington, said: “We would expect all our managers, regardless of asset class, to have at least one, if not several, examples of climate change related engagements with their portfolio companies.“Managers who thoroughly analyse – and take action on – risks are crucial to driving progress so, moving forward, we strongly hope to see this number increasing.”last_img read more

WBF Bout: NBB of C lauds GOtv boxing night

first_imgRelatedPosts Flykite announces postponement of GOtv Boxing Night 21 Real One, Baby Face, Esepo to headline GOtv Boxing Night 21 GOtv Boxing Night 20: Organisers promise to provide adequate security, ease traffic control President of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control, Dr. Rauf Ladipo and Secretary-General of the boxing body, Remi Aboderin, have  commended the sponsors of GOtv Boxing Night for their plan to stage the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental heavyweight title bout in Lagos. The high-profile match, which will see Nigeria’s Onos “Godzilla” Ehwariemi take on Argentina’s Ariel “Chiquito” Baracamonte, is the headline encounter of the nine-bout show holding on 28 December at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.                                                      Speaking over the weekend, Ladipo described the WBF bout as an indication of progress Nigerian Boxing has made.    “The WBF is a prestigious world boxing body. That a WBF title bout is holding in Nigeria is a clear indication of the progress the sport has made. Huge credit should go to GOtv, which has provided enormous support for boxing over the last five years, and, of course,  Adewunmi Ogunsanya, Chairman, MultiChoice Nigeria, for making this a reality,” said Ladipo. Aboderin, the body’s Secretary-General, is of the same persuasion.  He stated that the WBF title bout is the biggest bout to be staged in Nigeria in decades, adding that it is a big plus for Nigerian boxing and the country itself.“We have not had such a high profile fight in Nigeria for a while. The NBB of C is really happy with the support for the sport by GOtv, whose intervention since 2014, has given boxing a lifeline,” Aboderin said. Aboderin, who is also President of the West African Boxing Union (WABU), called on other corporate organizations to emulate GOtv, which he said has demonstrated commitment to youth development via boxing. GOtv Boxing Night 20 will feature three other title fights.  The are the West African Boxing Union lightweight title bout between the defending champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu of Nigeria and Ezekiel Anan;  WABU welterweight bout between the reigning champion, Nigeria’s Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde and Ghana’s Sanitor Agbenyo; and a national bantamweight title bout between Sadiq Adeleke and Opeyemi “Sense” Adeyemi.Other bouts include a national featherweight challenge clash between Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje and Olusegun Moses; a national super featherweight contest between Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola and Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan; and a national light heavyweight fight between the reigning national champion, Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu, and Olanrewaju Segun. Alaba “Eylbow” Omotola will square up against Bolaji “fight to Finish” Abdullahi in a national lightweight challenge, while Cynthia “Boby Girl” Ogunsemilore will face Aminat Yekini in an all-female bout. The event will also feature live musical performances from rave-of-the-moment, Zlatan; Mayorkun and Oritsefemi. Tags: GOtv Boxing NightNBB of CRauf LadipoRemi AboderinWBFlast_img read more

Wind Advisory: Storm Spurs Dangerous Conditions On SE Florida Beaches

first_imgThe tropical or subtropical storm is forecast to generate dangerous waves and life-threatening rip currents along South Florida’s beaches before it starts producing rain. The tri-county area is under a wind advisory until tomorrow. Gusts could reach speeds over 40 mph.NWS Alert> Wind Advisory in effect from 8 AM in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties #flwx— Florida Weather Alerts (@SimpleWeatherFL) May 14, 2020 A subtropical storm named Arthur is expected to start forming today could turn southeast Florida beaches into danger zones. A Wind ADVISORY has been issued for coastal Palm Beach County until 8AM Friday. Gusts up to 35 MPH [email protected] @FOX29WFLX #Florida #FLwx— Kahtia Hall (@KahtiaHall) May 14, 2020 Forecasters expect increasing chances of rain today into Friday.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSBears pass on Trubisky optionUNDATED (AP) — The Chicago Bears are indicating they are running out of patience with Mitchell Trubisky. May 2, 2020 HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP)— Charlatan romped in the first division of the Arkansas Derby, outlasting Basin and Gouverneur Morris.Charlatan led all the way in a race pushed back three weeks to help fill a void when the Kentucky Derby was postponed until September due to the coronavirus pandemic.Twenty-one 3-year-olds ran in two divisions of the Derby at Oaklawn, each worth $500,000.The Bob Baffert-trained colt improved to 3-0, with the first two victories coming at Charlatan’s home track at San Anita.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-BORDER WAR UCLA’s Jalen Hill withdraws name from NBA draftLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jalen Hill is staying at UCLA for his redshirt junior season. A team spokesman says Hill has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft.Hill started 25 of 30 games for the Bruins under first-year coach Mick Cronin last season, averaging 9 points and a team-leading 6.9 rebounds.,The Latest: Justin Thomas takes early lead at US Open Saturday’s 1 1/4-mile race featured computer-generated imagery and was held the same day the 146th Derby had been scheduled until it was postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Derby has been re-set for Sept. 5.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Brighton has become the first English Premier League club to publicly oppose plans to try to restart the season in neutral stadiums during the coronavirus pandemic. Brighton chief executive Paul Barber says the league’s integrity would be damaged if teams couldn’t play at home. The Premier League sees using only up to half of the 20 stadiums as the most viable way of completing the season, which was suspended almost two months ago. West Ham vice chair Karren Brady says “no one wants” neutral stadiums but government and the Sports Grounds Safety Authority would have to approve the locations of games.— Cologne’s players are continuing to train despite three positive tests for coronavirus that have unsettled the German soccer league’s restart plans. The squad is currently training in small groups. Players and staff around the league began giving samples Thursday as part of a testing process designed to enable teams to return to full training and then to games later this month. Cologne said Friday that three people had tested positive but didn’t name them or say whether they were players.— Scott McLaughlin has won his second IndyCar iRace in a wild finish that saw most of the leaders crash as they rushed toward the checkered flag. Formula One driver Lando Norris was headed for what appeared a 1-2-3 podium sweep for the Arrow McLaren SP entries on the final lap. But Norris ran into the back of Simon Pagenaud and the defending Indy 500 champion, to take himself out of contention. Conor Daly finished second and was followed by Santino Ferrucci, who figured there would be a lot of angry drivers after the 175-mile race. Update on the latest sports — Formula One hopes to finally start the season with a double-header in the naturally isolated environment around the venue for the Austrian Grand Prix. Despite the first 10 races having been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the targeted start date is July 5 in Austria. F1 still hopes to hold 15 to 18 of the 22 scheduled Grand Prix races. One way to make up for lost time would be to have consecutive weekends on one circuit, like the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Its location in the mountains makes it naturally isolated.— The NCAA’s chief medical officer says widespread testing for coronavirus will be crucial to having college sports in the fall, especially contact sports such as football and basketball. Dr. Brian Hainline expressed cautious optimism in an interview with The Associated Press. The NCAA unveiled a three-phase recommended plan for getting sports up and running on campuses this fall. They all depend on schools having students back on campus.— Cycling’s European Road Championships have been postponed until next year amid the coronavirus pandemic. The championships were scheduled to take place Sept. 9-13 in Trentino, Italy, but the European Cycling Union says the “uncertainty of the current health crisis” means there are not enough guarantees “for organizing an event of such magnitude.” The championship will move to either Sept. 1-5 or 8-12 in 2021. The International Cycling Union is expected to announce which dates when it publishes next year’s calendar in the coming months.HORSE RACING-ARKANSAS DERBYCharlatan takes first division of Arkansas Derby — The Chiefs have agreed to a contract with defensive end Taco Charlton, the 28th overall pick in the 2017 draft. Charlton flamed out in Dallas and Miami, but his athleticism is a perfect match for coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s defense. The 25-year-old made seven starts for the Cowboys before sustaining a shoulder injury. He was waived just two weeks into last season and was let go by the Dolphins on Thursday.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSSecretariat wins Kentucky Derby…againUNDATED (AP) — Secretariat has won a virtual Kentucky Derby against 12 fellow Triple Crown winners, 47 years after the chestnut colt won the real race at Churchill Downs.Secretariat was the 7-2 favorite, although there was no wagering. Instead, fans selecting the winning horse online were entered to win a VIP experience at the Derby this fall. Kansas, Missouri renew Border War with 4-game football setKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas and Missouri are resuming their bitter Border War in football.The former Big 12 rivals have agreed to a four-game series in which each school will play two home games beginning in September 2025.The fourth-longest rivalry in college football dates to 1891, but it has been on hiatus since Missouri departed for the Southeastern Conference. The schools recently announced a six-game series in men’s basketball beginning with the upcoming season that includes two games on each campus and two in Kansas City, Missouri.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-UCLA-HILL A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press the Bears have declined their fifth-year option on the quarterback for the 2021 season.The move is hardly a surprise considering the way Trubisky struggled in his third season since the Bears drafted him with the No. 2 overall pick. His 2019 statistics sagged across the board from the previous season as he finished with 3,138 yards passing, a 63.2% completion rate, 17 touchdowns and an 83 quarterback rating.General manager Ryan Pace largely staked his reputation to Trubisky when he traded up a spot with San Francisco to draft him ahead of Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and Houston’s Deshaun Watson.The Bears acquired 2018 Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles from Jacksonville in March and plan to hold an open competition for the starting job.In other NFL news: Associated Press last_img read more

New CPL champs TKR with most runs/wickets after uninterrupted season

first_img-Pollard, Simmons finish with most boundariesBy Clifton RossTrinbago Knight Riders (TKR) etched their names into the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) history books after, storming to their 5th title following a record unbeaten run; also ending with the most runs, wickets and boundaries this season.As if the 2020 edition of ‘Summer’s Biggest Party’ was tailor-made for Kieron Pollard and his men, TKR took full advantage of hosting all 33 matches inside their ‘Bio secure-Bubble’. Rumors swirled prior to the start of the completion about Knight Rider players getting some precious training and practice time while others were stuck inside their hotels, following COVID-19 safety protocol.If true, then TKR should give themselves a pat on the back after making the most of opportunities that were not afforded to the other franchise and as a result; finishing with the title easily and safely in their clutches.Played for the first time without fans or the party-like atmosphere as in previous editions, the familiarity of the Brian Lara Ground and the Queen’s Park Oval outweighed that of the other teams or players who may have some knowledge of the conditions.As a batting unit, TKR imposed themselves as bullies, whether it was Lendl Simmons who did a phenomenal job to end the season as the leading run-scorer with 356 runs or the combined efforts of their world-class bowling attack which saw them ending with 86 victims overall; the Riders have set the example on how to play cricket at home.In total, the labors of Simmons who should have easily had three centuries after racking up scores of; 96, 54* and 84* or Darren Bravo, who ended 3rd overall on the runs chart and second behind Simmons in the team with 297 runs, with three half-century scores (54*, 50 and 58*) as well; saw the Trinidadian franchise ending with a whopping 1,683 runs, the most by any team this year.Darren Sammy and his St. Lucia Zouks, who broke the hearts of Guyanese when they steamrolled the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the semi-finals, had the bad hand dealt to them as they suffered a thumping loss in Thursday’s final but not before ending the season with 1,454 team run; second behind TKR.The Jamaica Tallawahs recorded 1,338 runs to finish in 3rd place as leading run-getters. Pollard and his men also flexed their guns in the bowling department as their collective assault on batsman this season resulted in a number of their bowlers finishing with at least 6 wickets apiece.Again it was the Zouks who played second fiddle, as their bowlers, especially the Kiwi pacer Scott Kuggeleijn who finished as the leading bowler with 17 wickets; playing a huge part of his team wrapping up their 2020 campaign with 77 wickets to their credit.With TKR leading the batting charge almost all season, despite Warriors batsman Shimron Hetmyer holding down the number 1 batsman spot for almost the entire tourney before slipping down the ranks; it was no surprise that Simmons led with the most fours struck this year, smacking 26 of them.Pollard, who ended with 207 runs and a blistering 72 being his highlight innings, kept his rank as one of the premier T20 six-hitters after hammering 20 of them which was the most by any player this season.Even the 49 year-old Pravin Tambe, the oldest player this year and the first Indian to ever play in the CPL, managed to squeeze himself into the records books after recording the best bowling economy; a flat 4.00 runs-per over which further buffed the new champions incredible 2020 CPL accomplishments.last_img read more

USC Hotel receives sustainability certification

first_imgAs USC Hotel continues on the path of recycling and reducing waste to conserve resources, De Jong said it was critical that prospective guests know about the hotel’s sustainability efforts.  He said guests will feel a sense of internal contentment in knowing they made a greener choice. De Jong said USC Hotel will strive to maintain the silver level and continue making eco-friendly changes to move toward gold-level certification. The hotel has committed to advancing  environmental research and continuing to serve the needs of the Trojan community. The Hotel’s process of analyzing past trends in its resource utilization and pollution emittance aims to ensure that future generations have equal access to natural resources. Green Seal, a U.S. nonprofit, evaluates a hotel’s waste reduction, energy consumption, water management, pollution minimization and eco-friendly purchasing.  “There really is this global call for action,” said Caltabiano, a senior majoring in international relations. “USC will either be the leader and go first or will eventually transition to a sustainable university because everyone else will.” “I think the sustainable 2028 goals, which the administration is currently planning, are going to be very impactful,” Caltabiano said. “President Folt hopes to have USC become plastic-free within the next two years, and these policy changes made by the school will really be impacting the sustainable purchasing decisions that the everyday USC student will be doing.”  De Jong said he hopes the USC Hotel can become an educational resource and a catalyst for other entities on campus to go green. USC Hotel’s has made it its goal  to protect Earth’s natural resources for the health of future Trojans without compromising innovation and business. And now that is becoming a reality according to USC Hotel and USC Hospitality Executive Director Dirk De Jong. After a year of the Green Seal organization auditing its practices, the USC Hotel received a silver-level Green Seal certification in January. Looking forward, he wants the hotel to become a leading example of sustainable practices for their campus partners.  “It is really a collective mindset. It is really about moving the community and society in that [sustainable] direction,” De Jong said. “Things need to be replaced after a certain amount of time. Instead of discarding them, we actually donate them to a homeless shelter.”   “These larger infrastructure projects are changing the choices that students have in a positive way,” Caltabiano said. “Now you will not have the option of the less sustainable product at the USC Hotel and will not have the option of purchasing a plastic water bottle [on campus]. By changing the infrastructure and the living environment around us, we are going to start subconsciously making more sustainable choices.”  Isabella Caltabiano, Undergraduate Student Government Sustainability Affairs Director, said that as part of the 2028 sustainability goals, President Carol Folt highlighted the importance of reviewing old buildings to incorporate more efficient use of energy and water while limiting waste. Using USC Hotel’s example as a critical shift toward sustainable infrastructure’s campus-wide catalytic expansion, Caltabiano said she hopes USC becomes a leading example to inspire students and universities to prioritize their environmental vision. Gabrielle Kim, a freshman majoring in political science, said that by renovating buildings like the USC Hotel with clean technologies and renewable energy sources, all people related to the hotel will become more conscious of their individual energy consumption.center_img “More of the impact from making these environmentally friendly infrastructures and buildings will not be a direct environmental change that is positive right away, just because there already has been so much damage done,” Kim said. “But I do think that it’s the mental impact that it’ll have that is greater … because I think once USC recognizes how it can be sustainable then it’ll incorporate that in other aspects … I think it’s just an attitude shift that will make a big difference.” USC Hotel’s sustainability efforts include installing a flow restrictor to save water and replacing disposable toiletry products with multi-use options such as reusable shampoo bottles. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) “We always look at how any new initiative will meet the needs of the USC community, students, parents, staff, alumni — anybody that stays with us,” he said.  Caltabiano is working toward policy changes at USC that would make eco-friendly options prevalent and easily accessible on campus. USC Hotel has implemented a flow restrictor, a water-conserving device and replaced disposable products, such as plastic shampoo bottles, with reusable amenities. These changes positively impact the environment while still being attractive to guests, De Jong said. De Jong said the process for fulfilling the Green Seal requirements for waste minimization, energy efficiency, water conservation, wastewater management and environmental responsibility is extensive. With the help of Green Seal and data scientists, USC Hotel collects and analyzes data on the hotel’s consumption of resources.  De Jong said that to earn the certification, USC Hospitality aimed to reduce its carbon footprint and excess consumption of natural resources while maintaining a quality experience for it’s customers.  Caltabiano commended the efforts of USC Hospitality on its composting bins and said that the initiative would also be implemented in the University’s residential colleges.  Correction: A previous version of this article reported that USC Hotel received an award. It earned a Green Seal certification, not an award. The Daily Trojan regrets this error.last_img read more

Nigeria’s Sodiq Yusuff Targets Next Level against Benitez

first_imgULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPFemi SolajaAs the Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to gain popularity in the country, Nigeria’s Sodiq Yusuff, has urged followers of the combat sport to stand with him as he square up against Gabriel Benitez tomorrow in California, USA. The bout listed as ninth undercard before the main bout will be live on DSTv at about 3am (early hours on Sunday 17th August, 2019) at the Honda Centre, Anaheim, California, USA.Ahead of the bout, Yusuff in a telephone interview with THISDAY on Wednesday assured his fans that he will not let the nation down as he continues his determination to be the World Champion of UFC in the Featherweight category.“My family and fans in Nigeria are looking up to me to attain greatness in this sport and I won’t want to let them down. Aside my immediate family, Nigerians would be glad if I come out top against my opponent this weekend.“I want to emulate my fellow compatriot Kamaru Usman who recently emerged as the champion of the Welterweight category.“The more Nigerians continue to hit the summit in the sport, the better for fellow country men to embrace the game either to follow it passionately or discover their hidden talent in the game,” he remarked from his base in America.The Lagos State born fighter who was 26 years old last May, on record has won nine out of his 10 bouts losing only to Luiz Gomez on December 15th, 2017 while his last win was against Sheymon Moraes in March this year.The Nigerian will come up against a more experienced Mexican whose record stands at 21 wins and six defeats and is 31 years of age.“I’m not scared of his record and considering my preparations for this bout, I have a strong belief that I will come out top and make millions of Nigerians celebrate my feat at the end of the day.“My fellow countrymen will be all behind me here at the ring side and their morale supports will ginger me to reach my goal at the end of the day,” he commented.In all, there will be 12 under cards before the main bout between Daniel Cormier and fellow American, Stipe Miocic in the heavyweight category.All the bouts will be live on SuperSports in the early hours of Sunday for Nigeria audience.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Sodiq Yusuff§last_img read more

Trinidadian Born Storyteller Rita Cox to be Honored by CTO

first_imgTORONTO, Canada, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) says it will honour Trinidad-born storyteller, Rita Cox, with its Lifetime Achievement Award later this month.It said that Cox, who chronicles the Caribbean legacy, will be given the award during the CTO Media Day luncheon scheduled for August 22.CTO said that Cox, a librarian by profession, “is a renowned storyteller and admired leader in the community”.She joined the Toronto public library as a children’s librarian in 1960 and in 1972 she became the head of the Parkdale branch where she launched literacy programmes and other initiatives that promoted multiculturalism throughout Toronto.During her tenure, Cox pioneered the library’s “Black Heritage and West Indian Resource Collection,” which was renamed in 1998 to the “Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection.” It soon became one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind in Canada and today, continues to be a source of pride for the community.“The Caribbean Tourism Organization appreciates Rita Cox’s passion for promoting Caribbean heritage through the collection she developed for the Toronto public library as well as her storytelling events that pass our history on to the next generation,” said Sylma Brown, director of CTO-USA.“Her commitment to preserving Caribbean culture and dedication to keeping the region at the forefront of Canadian society over decades is the reason we are honouring her with the lifetime achievement award.”Cox established “Cumbayah,” a festival of black heritage and storytelling. As a renowned storyteller who has entertained audiences worldwide, and she ensured the Toronto public library’s storytelling legacy by training a new generation of storytellers, many of whom are current library staff. After her retirement from the Toronto public library in 1995, Cox was appointed a citizenship court judge by the government of Canada.Cox has won numerous awards, including the Canadian Library Association’s Public Service Award and the Black Achievement Award (1986). In 1997,She was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for her outstanding work in storytelling and literacy. Both Wilfrid Laurier University and York University have awarded her honorary doctorate degrees.last_img read more

Chris Froome: Tour de France leader expects doubts to remain

first_imgTour de France leader Chris Froome believes he will never be able to completely silence the questions over whether he is drugs-free.The 30-year-old Briton’s impressive climb to victory on stage 10 of this year’s race has been described as “abnormal” by a French physiologist.Team Sky released data on Tuesday to prove his innocence.”I’d imagine it’s going to be never-ending,” said Froome after keeping hold of the yellow jersey on stage 18.Tuesday’s rest day was dominated by conjecture about Froome’s performances, after physiologist Pierre Sallet produced his own data on television channel France 2, who displayed pictures of shamed drugs cheat Lance Armstrong alongside Froome’s climb at La Pierre-Saint-Martin.Sallet has insisted the data he has on Froome is accurate, despite Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford saying it was “wildly wrong” and Sky’s head of performance Tim Kerrison presenting a set of numbers that he says prove the claims are incorrect. “I was quite sure when we released the file yesterday it wouldn’t be enough. The data will never be enough,” Froome said.”There are a lot of people out there who have already made up their minds and no matter what information we release or make public that’s not going to change their opinions.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Angels’ Mike Trout wins seventh Silver Slugger award

first_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels outfielder Mike Trout won the Silver Slugger for the seventh time in his eight full major league seasons on Thursday, extending his franchise record. The previous record-holder was Vladimir Guerrero, with four.The award goes to the top offensive player at each position in each league, as voted by managers and coaches. Trout, 28, beat out the other center fielders in the American League by hitting .291 with 45 homers and a 1.083 OPS.Only two outfielders have won more Silver Sluggers. Barry Bonds won 12 and Manny Ramírez won eight. Trout is tied with Ken Griffey Jr., Tony Gwynn and Guerrero, who won three with the Montreal Expos before joining the Angels.Next Thursday, Trout will find out if he won the American League MVP for the third time. He finished in the top three – along with Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and Oakland A’s shortstop Marcus Semien. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Here is a complete list of this year’s winners:OUTFIELD Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros AL winners: Mike Trout, Angels; George Springer, Astros; Mookie Betts, Red SoxNL winners: Cody Bellinger, Dodgers; Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves, Christian Yelich, BrewersFIRST BASEAL winner: Carlos Santana, IndiansNL winner: Freddie Freeman, BravesSECOND BASENL winner: Ozzie Albies, BravesAL winner: DJ LeMahieu, YankeesSHORTSTOPAL winner: Xander Bogaerts, Red SoxNL winner: Trevor Story, RockiesTHIRD BASENL winner: Anthony Rendon, NationalsAL winner: Alex Bregman, AstrosCATCHERAL winner: Mitch Garver, TwinsNL winner: J.T. Realmuto, PhilliesPITCHERWinner: Zack Greinke, DiamondbacksDESIGNATED HITTERWinner: Nelson Cruz, TwinsRelated Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Reggie Miller to Clippers: Beware of Damian Lillard

first_imgMcCollum, in just his third season, played only 24 minutes in the playoffs in 2013-14. Lillard is in his fourth season and has 16 playoff games under his belt.Paul and Redick have 65 and 75, respectively.“To think that J.J. Redick and Chris Paul can’t figure out ways to manipulate those guys over the course of this series while they play with that chip on the shoulder, I just think that could be the difference,” said Barry, who played his first 2 1/2 seasons for the Clippers.That chip Barry speaks of comes from the Clippers never having advanced past the second round of the playoffs.Austin Rivers on LillardBackup Clippers guard Austin Rivers intimated his team knows what it is up against with Lillard.“They can score the ball,” he said of the Trail Blazers. “They’ve got one of the best players in the game — Damian Lillard. We’re going to have our hands full with him and they have a really good cast around him, so we’ve really got to try to slow him down and make them defend us.”Lillard is averaging 25.1 points — sixth in the league — 6.8 assists and 4.0 rebounds. McCollum is averaging 20.7 points.Paul and Redick average 19.5 and 16.3 points, respectively. Paul averages 10.0 assists, fourth in the league. Redick shot 47.5 percent (200 of 421) from 3-point range.The Clippers went 3-1 against Portland during the regular season. Lillard averaged 18 points, but he scored just seven in one loss after playing only 17 minutes because of a stomach issue. He shot just 32.4 percent (24 of 74) over the four games.SCHEDULE(All times local)Sun, April 17: Portland at Clippers, 7:30 p.m., TNTWed, April 20: Portland at Clippers, 7:30 p.m., TNTSat, April 23: Clippers at Portland, 7:30 p.m., ESPNMon, April 25: Clippers at Portland, 7:30 p.m., TNT*Wed, April 27: Portland at Clippers, TBD*Fri, April 29: Clippers at Portland, TBD*Sun, May 1: Portland at Clippers, TBD*If necessary Reggie Miller believes Clippers point guard Chris Paul is “the best floor general” in the NBA.But if the Hall of Fame guard and current TNT analyst were a Clippers fan, he’d be worried about Portland point guard Damian Lillard.“There was a stretch run that Damian Lillard had post All-Star break when he was he was slighted — when he definitely should have been an All-Star — when you were mentioning him in the same breath as Steph Curry. He had that type of run,” Miller said Thursday morning when discussing the first-round Western Conference playoff matchup between the fourth-seeded Clippers (53-29) and fifth-seeded Trail Blazers (44-38).The teams begin their best-of-seven series at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Staples Center (on TNT). After not being selected to the All-Star team, Lillard averaged 33.5 points over the first 11 games following the break. He scored at least 50 points twice and also had a 41-point game that included 11 assists. He scored 51 during a 137-105 drubbing of Golden State on Feb. 19, the first game out of the break. He had six steals and seven assists, as well.Not only is the Paul-Lillard matchup intriguing, throw in the Clippers’ J.J. Redick and Portland’s C.J. McCollum, and the backcourt battle figures to play a large role in this series.Analyst Brent Barry, who played 14 seasons in the NBA, is impressed with Portland’s guard tandem. He said McCollum was “awesome” in the Trail Blazers’ first-round playoff series loss to Memphis a year ago. The Grizzlies won in five games, but McCollum averaged 17 points.Still, Barry believes the postseason experience factor will work in the Clippers’ favor. “I know come playoff time, guys like Chris Paul and J.J. Redick, who have been there before, they know all the tricks,” Barry said. “There is not a thing they haven’t seen yet in their playoff careers.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Josh Warrington eyes unification fights after narrowly defeating Kid Galahad

first_imgBoxing pisses me off for that reason robbery @KidGalahad90 put it all on the line— billyjoesaunders (@bjsaunders_) June 15, 2019 Still, Warrington escaped the weekend with his title in tow and now looks to unify stateside. After a controversial split-decision win over Kid Galahad to retain his IBF world featherweight championship in Leeds, England on Saturday night, Josh Warrington wants title-unification fights in the U.S.“I want to go on and try to push myself forward and win another belt and to test myself against other champions,” said Warrington during his post-fight press conference after improving to 29-0 with six knockouts. “[Lee] Selby, [Carl] Frampton, Kid Galahad who else is there left for me to fight over here? “I’m ranked highly in all the governing bodies now, number two in the Ring Magazine, so it’s got to be another world champion for me. “[WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez] it would be a fantastic fight, or [WBA champion Leo] Santa Cruz he’s the top of the tree, isn’t he? And I’ve been saying for a long time, ‘let’s go for the very best.'”Warrington made the comments after edging Galahad by split decision (116-113, 113-115, 116-112 ) in a bout that many feel could have easily gone in favor of the challenger. Galahad disrupted Warrington’s high-pressure style and landed the more eye-catching shots, as he switched from orthodox to southpaw throughout the bout and tied up the champion at every available opportunity — for which he received a warning during the sixth round.Galahad had nullified Warrington’s offense for the majority of the bout and looked to be heading toward winning his first world title, but the champ landed some head shots that the Leeds crowd at First Direct Arena responded to and might have swayed the judges to rule in his favor. Unbelievable support in the arena last night. Support from everywhere!Passion, noise and energy.Thank you 👍👏— Josh Warrington (@J_Warrington) June 16, 2019 Galahad didn’t make any excuses after the narrow loss, as he saluted Warrington, instead. #TeamGalahad— Barry Awad (@KidGalahad90) June 16, 2019 That being said, Galahad’s promoter Eddie Hearn and fellow boxer Billy Joe Saunders thought that the challenger was robbed.  Head up @KidGalahad90 clear winner tonight 👍🏼— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) June 15, 2019 last_img read more

Veteran NHL center Matt Cullen, 42, joins Penguins front office after retirement

first_imgIn Cullen’s 21-season NHL career, he recorded 731 regular-season points (266 goals, 465 assists) and was part of three Stanley Cup winning teams: Carolina (2006) and Pittsburgh (2016 and ’17).In total, Cullen played in 132 career playoff games, registering 58 points (19 goals, 39 assists). Related News “Matt’s knowledge of the game and understanding of our organization will make him a valuable asset moving forward,” Rutherford said in a statement. “With over 20 years in the NHL and three Stanley Cups, we are certain he will continue to have a positive influence on our players.”Cullen recorded 36 goals and 47 assists for 83 points in 225 regular-season games with the Penguins. He served as an alternate captain in parts of each of his three seasons with Pittsburgh, and his seven shorthanded goals during that span were more than any other Penguin. Longtime NHL center Matt Cullen, who played three of the past four seasons with the Penguins, will move into Pittsburgh’s hockey operations department in a player development role, executive VP and GM Jim Rutherford announced Thursday.For more than two decades, Cullen appeared in 1,516 games with the Ducks, Panthers, Hurricanes, Rangers, Senators, Wild, Predators and Penguins, putting the Virginia, Minnesota, native second in games played by an American-born player, behind only Chris Chelios (1,651), and 19th overall in NHL history. Alex Meruelo purchase of Coyotes finalized, making him NHL’s first Latino majority owner NHL trade news: Penguins deal Phil Kessel to Coyotes for Alex Galchenyuk, prospect Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson bitten by dog, hospitalized In his new role, Cullen will work closely with Rutherford, coach Mike Sullivan and his staff.”Cully was a cerebral player with great leadership skills,” Sullivan in a statement. “He is a natural coach who will offer great insight to our coaching staff and to our players. We look forward to adding him to our staff.”Originally drafted by the Ducks in the second round (35th overall) of the 1996 NHL Draft, Cullen recorded 10 or more goals in 16 of his 21 seasons, including a career-best 25 goals during the Hurricanes’ 2005-06 championship season. He also eclipsed the 40-point mark seven times.last_img read more

Top Sumner Newscow stories of 2012: No. 5 to 2

first_img2. Sumner County gets broken up by legislative redistricting.The 80th State House District used to encompass almost all of Sumner County. It was a district for more than 50 years that guaranteed the people of Sumner County would have at least one representative at the house in Topeka.That all changed when three federal judges, due to state legislative inactivity, were asked to redraw the new state house and senate districts in 2012 and they carved the county into three districts and split Wellington right down the middle. As a result, when the state legislature reconvenes next week, there will not be one representative with a Sumner County address. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. By law, every 10 years legislators are asked to redraw boundaries based on new census figures. Both the Republican and the Democrat plans in the state legislators had the 80th District intact. But because of political infighting, state legislators were unable to come up with an agreement and the issue was sent to court.Thus three U.S. Federal Judges were asked to redraw the lines. Some will debate whether the judges knew specifically what they were doing when they split Sumner County into three equal pieces (with a fourth district sliver representing Peck on the north end), but the new boundaries most certainly neutered Sumner County’s legislative power.As a result on election night in November, Vince Wetta, a Democrat from Wellington, lost his bid against Kyle Hoffman, a Republican, from Coldwater despite carrying the Sumner County vote. It is not that Hoffman won’t represent the northwest part of Sumner County well. It is just that he lives more than 100 miles a way. On the south side, Kasha Kelley from Arkansas City will be our representative. Ed Trimmer of Winfield represents northeast Sumner County.Our state senator, Steve Abrams, hails from Ark City.It may not seem like a big deal to some. But remember this. Sumner County, and Wellington specifically, does not have its own voice if such an issue comes up that will directly affect this county. Despite what you think of the casino, had it not been for Wetta, it is likely none of the revenue or the location of the facility would have been in Sumner County.There is a chance that Sumner County will not have a representative with address here for 10 years. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — We are counting down the top 10 Sumner Newscow news stories for 2012. This segment includes our pick for stories No. 5 to 2.5. Hotel owners look to build in Wellington… maybe.Ultimately, whether Wellington lands a big hotel chain, will be decided when we look out the car window and see a hotel getting built. When it comes to bringing in guest lodging, Wellington has had a dickens of a time getting any earth turned.At least in 2012, people were talking about it.First there was Johnnie and P.J. Palmer who currently owns the Hampton Inn in Derby and a Holiday Inn Express in Maize. They told the Wellington City Council in 2012 that they will be building an 85-room hotel complex. At the time they had not secured a brand name, but it was later revealed it will be a Best Western. The facility is to include a 120-person meeting banquet room, a large breakfast area, indoor pool, fitness/exercise room and a business center to be built across the street from the current McDonald’s Restaurant.Then in December, a couple of venture capitalists from Tulsa visited with the council twice hoping to land a developer who would build a Candlewood Suites type of facility just west of the Turnpike, provided the council will extend the sewer that way. The price tag for the sewer is estimated at $700,000 with the developers chipping in $100,000 in special assessment taxes.So far nothing has materialize. Check the year end 2013 countdown in 2014 to see if “hotels get built” is one of the top 10 news stories. 3. Controversy engulfs Wellington High School.During the spring of 2012, one could consider Wellington High School having a nervous breakdown.Let’s just say it’s “complicated.” There were a myriad of issues at WHS which came to a head at the same time. First there were WHS’s low state assessment scores. Then there was block scheduling and whether to abandon it for traditional scheduling of yesteryear. Then there was the administrative turnover.Then came a math directive sent out by the USD 353 Central Office outlining how the high school math department should conduct its business. Then came the retaliation of the high school math teachers.That led to several school board executive sessions, i.e. closed meetings, that led some to question whether the board was being completely truthful with the public.The results? Wellington has a new group of high school math teachers. Although outgoing WHS Principal Dale Liston had already resigned, the board had voted to end the contract of assistant principal Joe Jacobs. Longtime assistant superintendent Jackie Glasgow would resign for personal reasons and Wellington Middle School principal Jerry Hodson would take her place.The block vs. traditional scheduling has yet to be resolved and is now part of the union negotiations. Wellington High School Dale Adams from Central-Burden was hired to take over and he most certainly has a different way of doing things. The state assessment scores continue to be a worrisome issue.Was anything accomplished through all this? Well, it’s hard to tell. One thing is for sure… things seem to have cooled down this fall. But that doesn’t mean tranquility will last. After all, school board elections are coming in April. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Questions for Tracy · 397 weeks ago What was the, “retaliation of the high school math teachers”? Was it higher than ever state test scores for math? Was it removing nearly 200 years of teaching and leadership experience from one building? Was it following directions when given no other option? Report Reply 1 reply · active 397 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 397 weeks ago It meant the math teachers were vocally displeased at the math directive at the time. There were no hidden messages or “between the line” commentary. I’m too tired for that kind of stuff. Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down confused · 397 weeks ago ? for Tracy….I am trying to decide if your comment is pro or con against the math teachers thet were there. I do know for a fact that the State testing plan that was put into place by Mr. Liston and Mr. Jacobs was followed and the scores on the tests proved what they did worked. If you are stating that what they did at the end should take credit for that you are wrong. If not I apologize now. Report Reply 0 replies · active 397 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Questions for Tracy · 397 weeks ago Changing the last three statements from interrogative to declarative, the previous comment could read as follows…What was the, “retaliation of the high school math teachers”? The state test scores for math were higher than ever due to an outstanding effort from leadership, educators, and students. It is unfortunate that so many experienced people who care about education and students felt that the best solution would be to work somewhere other than Wellington. It is regretful that bullying could occur in a professional workplace. Report Reply 0 replies · active 397 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Duke Fan · 397 weeks ago First off Traci, Hodson is not the assistant super. He is some kind of curriculum coordinated. Second don’t just blame the high school for low testing scores. The elementary scores have been typically good but when the students get to middle school they drop off dramatically. The high school is just the end of the negative cycle. Report Reply 0 replies · active 397 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 4. Bumper wheat crop.Yes, there was a drought these past two years in Sumner County. But what little precipitation we did get, it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time for area wheat farmers.The Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported that Sumner County growers cut 17.9 million bushels of wheat in 2012. No other counties were close. McPherson County cut 11.3 million bushels and Reno County had 10.8 million bushels.The wheat crop was unusually early this year. Farmers started cutting on Memorial Day Weekend – two weeks before the usual start-up date of June 10. But by mid-June in 2012, farmers had already gotten the wheat into the bin and the custom cutters had long left.The wheat harvest averaged 45 to 50 bushels to the acre. The crop quality was 12 percent protein and 60 pound test weights. Some said there was wheat averaging over 80 bushels to the acre.Farmers have been seeing the price of wheat ranging from $6.43 a bushel in June to the more intriguing $8.60 a bushel as of late.But after a failed spring crop due to the drought and another wheat crop in the ground which is promising to be not as good, it never gets too good to be a farmer.last_img read more

Wellington teams split again… Oxford boys win… Conway Springs lose

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington varsity boys lost to Augusta 64-49 to fall to 1-3 in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV. The Wellington girls, however, was victorious 40-36. The Wellington girls are 2-2 in the AV-CTL Div. IV.After falling behind 6-0, Wellington had a great first quarter and trailed the Orioles 18-16 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, scoring tapered off with both boys combining for 16 points. The score at half saw Augusta leading 27-23.The third quarter sunk the Crusaders as Augusta outscored Wellington 28-16 and led 55-39. Wellington would go on to lose by 15.Scoring for Wellington were: Trevor Nance 18, Colin Reichenberger 10, Connor Phelps 7, Payton Baker 5, Austin Dunn 4, Wesley Gilmore 3.Things went much better for the girls. It didn’t start out that way, though. Wellington was down 12-4 at the end of the first quarter after making seven turnovers. They were then down 14-4 at the 7:17 mark of the second quarter. However, Wellington came back though and pulled within two, 20-18.That set up a spirited second half. Orioles continued to lead 25-24 after three quarters. In the fourth, Wellington tied it up at 33-all with three minutes to play the would outscore the Lady Orioles 5-1 to lead 38-34 with about 30 seconds to play.Augusta made a layup to pull within two, but Wellington sunk two free throw down the stretch to win.Lauryn Snipes was the leading scorer with 15 points. Tayland French had 8, Taylor Zimmerman 6, Carlie McComb 6, Holly Wright 2, Mireia Salvador 2, and Kelsey Whaley 1. Leading rebounders were Snipes with 10, French 9, McComb 5, Salvador 5, Ledesma 5. Wellington is now 2-2 in league and 4-3 overall. Both teams host Circle on Tuesday, Jan. 14 to wrap up the first half of the league season.In junior varsity action, Wellington boys fell to Augusta 64-49 and the C team lost 55-54. All of Wellington’s scoring were two boys. Hamel had 32 and Driskell had 22.••••Oxford boys 45 Sedan 30Oxford led 10-8 at the end of the first and 22-15 at the half. The Wildcats upped their lead to 10 after three quarters and would go onto win after a 13-8 output in the fourth.“It was a good win for us tonight to open up SCBL league play,” Kyle Green, Oxford head boys basketball coach said. “I felt like we played solid defense tonight. Anytime you hold a team to 30 for a game you should win.”Green said Oxford’s half court offense looked better, and the team got quality shots.“But we missed too many buckets inside the paint. We need to finish,” Green said. “All in all a solid ball game for us though.Oxford hosts Caldwell Tuesday.••••Other Sumner County scores:Boys: Douglass 66 Belle Plaine 47Chaparral 63 Conway Springs 61.Girls: Conway Springs 37 Chaparral 27Douglass 42 Belle Plaine 31.last_img read more

Penguins of Madagascar being played at Wellington Regent Theater

first_imgRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 73%. Audience review: 66% approval. This week at the Regent Theater: Penguins of Madagascar (Movie trailer is below).When:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: PG. Time: 1 hour, 32 minutesMovie Synopsis: Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from destroying the world as we know it. (c) Foxlast_img read more

Leaf embark on tough six-game road swing

first_imgAfter spending most of the first two months of the season at home, the Nelson Leafs embark on a six-game Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road swing that takes the Green and White in the Okanagan and East Kootenay.The early season home games, however, has allowed the Leafs to maintain the early lead in Neil Murdoch standings.Currently Nelson is 12-4-0-1 and holds a three-point margin over second-place Beaver Valley.The Leafs have primarily achieved this mark with a 7-3-0-1 record at home. But a little known stat has Nelson 5-1 on the road.Nelson opens its road swing in Creston Friday against the Thunder Cats. The Leafs defeated the Cats 6-5 in the only meeting this season between the two teams.Saturday, the Leafs travel to Beaver Valley to face the high-flying Hawks in Murdoch Division four-pointer. The teams have split the season series at 1-1. However, both games were played in Nelson.The two games pushes Nelson’s total games to 19 in the first two months of the season.No other KIJHL team will have played that many games.The abundance of games has also hurt the Leaf roster injury-wise as no less than five starters were out of the lineup during Sunday’s loss to Summerland.Next home game is November 12 against Grand Forks.ICE CHIPS: Nelson’s Patrick Martens maintained a two-point lead over Ryan Edwards of Beaver Valley. Martens accumulated four points during the weekend to continue his game streak to 12. The Maritime native has registered multiple points in nine of the 12 games. Teammate Colton Schell and Nik Newman are eighth and ninth, [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgPAMELA ZIEBARTH, OWNER/BREEDER AMBITIOUS BREW, WINNER: “This win really means a lot. Eddie (Delahoussaye) rode Cee’s Tizzy for my mom and she loved him. We were second in this race two years ago and I remember that I ran into Eddie at the (City of Arcadia) Walk of Fame and he told me that he wished we had won.” JOCKEY QUOTES MIKE SMITH, AMBITIOUS BREW, WINNER: “He warmed up well; was cool, calm and alert. He jumped out of the gate well, I was in a great spot from the word ‘go’ and able to get to the outside smoothly, without losing any ground. I’ve been blessed to ride him a lot and win on him a few times, but I have to say that this is his best race, by far. If I can get him to do that coming down the hill at Breeders’ Cup, that would be awesome.VICTOR ESPINOZA, RICHARD’S BOY, SECOND: “He ran great but he just got a little tired at the end. He should run better next time.”             MARTY JONES, AMBITIOUS BREW, WINNER: “He loves the hill and he trains like it. We know he’s good and he’s a professional. I was a little nervous in the stretch, but Mike had him in a great spot.” TRAINER QUOTESlast_img read more

Joe Ragland Leads Lokomotive on Winning Streak

first_imgAmerican -Liberian Joe Ragland (in red jersey) who obtained his Liberian citizenship in 2012 in in action for Lokomotive Kuban in the EuroCup (photo credit: Lokomotive Kuban) Liberia-born Joe Ragland of the United States on Wednesday led Lokomotive Kuban to their fifth unbeaten match in Group C of the ongoing EuroCup Basketball competition after defeating Partizan NIS Belgrade 93-83.Ragland led the Lokomotive by scoring 23 points and 5 assists after they won their fifth unbeaten match in the European basketball tournament. Before the match against Partizan, Lokomotive defeated Retabet Bilbao Basket 102-86 where Ragland scored 12 points and 4 assists.Wednesday’s match was the 27-year-old fifth’s appearance for Lokomotive in the EuroCup since joining the basketball club in July and his 21st appearance in the European tournament.The 23 points scored by Ragland on Wednesday means he has so far scored 93 points, 26 assists, and 6 steals for Lokomotive out of  five games in the EuroCup.Prior to his move to Locomotive Kuban, Ragland played 16 games in the EuroCup for Italian side FoxTown Cantu and recorded 235 points, 83 assists and 15 steals.Lokomotiv Kuban is seated top of Group C after securing five wins out of five games. They will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run on November 15 when they take on Limoges CSP.The Russian club last won the EuroCup in 2013 after defeating Uxúe Bilbao of Spain 75-64.In the domestic league in Russia, Ragland also led the team in their second home match by scoring a game point of 16 and 3 assist after Lokomotive won Nizhny Novgorod 94-64. He has so far scored 46 points out of 4 games in the VTB United League.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Campaign raises money for new motorized wheelchair

first_imgKelly, who his mother described as a ‘very outgoing young man,’ has had multiple operations, including almost a days worth of surgery on his back, to straighten his spine from scoliosis.Kathy could not be reached for an additional comment. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A GoFundMe campaign is looking to help afford a new motorized wheelchair for a young man with cerebral palsy.The fundraiser has $150 of its $90,000 goal, as of Monday.Kathy Kruk Fuller, who started the campaign, says the motor in the wheelchair her son Kelly uses has been quitting in the last few months, leaving him stranded wherever he is.- Advertisement -“This stops Kelly from being able to go outside and do the things he enjoys doing,” she wrote in the description of the campaign. “He cannot go anywhere especially by himself just in case his chair quits.”She says she hopes she will be able to get a new wheelchair with a better seat system and can allow Kelly to stand up in it, as well.“He needs a reliable chair to get him around and help him to be more independent again,” she said.Advertisementlast_img read more

Exclusive – Man United can’t expect instant success under Van Gaal, says former Old Trafford coach

first_imgFormer Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen has warned Red Devils fans they can’t expect instant success with new manager Louis van Gaal at the helm.The Dutch mastermind was appointed as successor to David Moyes ahead of the summer’s World Cup, following the Scot’s car crash of a ten months in charge of the 20-time league champions.The Old Trafford faithful have seen a glimpse of Van Gaal’s technical nous during the Netherlands’ World Cup campaign, which saw the Oranje narrowly miss out on a place in the final and eventually finish in third place.But Meulensteen believes his Dutch compatriot has a tough task ahead of him in the Premier League after what he believes is the “end of an era” for the Red Devils.“I think what fans need to consider is that this season will be a new start for Man United,” he told Kick Off.“It’s almost like it’s the end of an era at the club, with Ryan Giggs hanging up his boots and players like Ferdinand, Vidic and Evra all leaving – it’s a big change for the team.“Nobody expected what would happen under David Moyes last season and obviously United will want to leave that behind them as quickly as they can.“In that respect, Louis van Gaal is a man with a very strong personality and a very strong philosophy, so he will try to implement that process right away.“But not only will the players will have to buy into his philosophy, people must realise the process will take time.“At this moment he has to build a new team because United are still a team that can be beaten, unless proven otherwise at the start of the new Premier League season.”last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Pedro and Thomas Muller to Manchester United?

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman talks to Alan Brazil and Stuart Pearce about Manchester United’s transfer business.Both Barcelona star Pedro and Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller have been linked with the Red Devils and Stevens claims there is room for more movement at Old Trafford.There’s also the latest on Charlie Austin, who has been linked with a host of Premier League sides.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

UEFA president Michel Platini’s ban from football reduced to four years

first_img1 Michel Platini UEFA president Michel Platini’s ban from football has been reduced from six years to four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Platini and former FIFA president Sepp Blatter were initially given eight years by world football’s governing body over a two million Swiss francs payment, worth around £1.4m at current exchange rates, made by Blatter to Platini in 2011.That December ruling was reduced to six years by a FIFA appeal panel in February and has now been reduced again by CAS, but the Lausanne-based court has backed FIFA’s judgement that the payment was “unfair” and a “conflict of interests”.A spokesman for Platini’s lawyer has already confirmed that the 60-year-old Frenchman will now resign as UEFA president, a position he has held since 2007.The three-man CAS panel, chaired by Italian Luigi Fumagalli, heard all the evidence in the case afresh in eight hours of testimony on April 29.Blatter and Platini have always maintained that the payment was back-pay for consultancy work the former France and Juventus star did between 1998 and 2002, and it was based on a “gentleman’s agreement”.They have repeatedly claimed that Blatter agreed to pay Platini an annual salary of one million Swiss francs, worth £700,000 now.But CAS could only find evidence of a contract for 300,000 Swiss francs and noted that the 2011 payment came more than eight years after Platini’s work at FIFA had finished, but four months before Blatter won the 2011 presidential election.CAS said “it was not convinced by the legitimacy of this payment” and said Platini also “benefited from the extension of a pension plan to which he was not entitled”.last_img read more

Townsend determined to take England chance after confidence-draining Spurs spell

first_img1 Andros Townsend is determined to take his chance with England ahead of Euro 2016, having gone from reserve football to potential Three Lions international in the space of six months.Until January the man that helped shoot Roy Hodgson’s team to the World Cup finals in Brazil was on the periphery at club level, never mind with his country.A high-profile spat with Spurs’ fitness coach in November led Townsend to be frozen out by Mauricio Pochettino, meaning most of his time was spent with their under-21s before the £12million move to Newcastle in January.The winger has looked revitalised at St James’ Park and, while understandably disappointed about the Magpies’ relegation, his form earned a timely recall from Roy Hodgson.Townsend was part of the 26-man provisional squad named on Monday and is determined to make the most of the opportunity to prove his worth before the squad is cut to 23 for Euro 2016.“It was no secret that I wasn’t playing enough football and my confidence was low,” he said.“I needed to get back playing week-in, week-out. I knew if I got back to my best I could get in the England squad.“On a personal level it’s worked out, but it’s a shame I couldn’t help Newcastle stay in the Premier League.“I always had the belief that my quality would shine through and I’d get back to where I wanted to be. But it was difficult.“When you’re going to Chester on a Monday night to play against Liverpool under-21s you don’t see yourself making the England squad for the Euros six months later.“I didn’t foresee it, but had enough faith in my ability to know that if I got the chance to play regularly I’d get my form back.”Turning out for the under-21s as Spurs soared up the Premier League was a low moment, but now Townsend is making the most of getting things back on track.“I’m just warming up and getting into my stride,” said the winger, who netted four goals in 13 appearances for the Magpies.“I’m feeling great and am disappointed the season ended when it did. Hopefully I can extend the season a lot more.”Hodgson’s clear faith in the winger makes that a realistic aim, with the England boss often calling on him even when out of the side at Spurs.Rafael Benitez appears to have similar belief in Townsend, helping him flourish during the pair’s short time together at Newcastle.“He’s been great with me,” the winger said of his club manager.“When he walked through the door I was struggling with an injury, but he said, ‘I know you’ve got an injury, I’m not going to rush you, I’m going to help you get back to your best’.“In the last few weeks I’ve been close to my best. It’s not for me to talk about whether he stays.“Hopefully whatever happens will be sorted pretty soon, but I’m just focused on working hard with England and trying to make the final 23.” Andros Townsend is hoping to impress Roy Hodgson in England training last_img read more

Mediation fails for Angels, city

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA ANA – Attorneys for the city of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim took a judge’s advice and entered into mediation again on Friday but did not reach an agreement. The talks were suggested by Orange County Superior Court Judge Peter Polos, who is presiding over the trial of the city of Anaheim’s lawsuit accusing the Angels of breach of contract. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardMoreno’s attorneys argue the Angels owner has the right to market his baseball team any way he wants, as long as he keeps the word Anaheim somewhere in its name. On Thursday, baseball historian John Thorn testified that Anaheim has disappeared “about 99.9 percent of the time” from public reports on the team. He said such Web sites as Yahoo Sports and use “Los Angeles” or “Los Angeles Angels” when reporting scores. Angels attorney Todd Theodora said “Anaheim” has continued to appear in several publications including the Ottawa Sun, The Missourian and a paper in the Virgin Islands. Major League Baseball for the first time also is selling a calendar with the full team name, he said. The trial is scheduled to resume Monday. Associated Press center_img Negotiators met for three hours, city spokesman John Nicoletti said. The sides held similar unsuccessful talks several times before the trial began. Anaheim’s attorneys say team owner Arte Moreno violated a 10-year-old contract and cost the city $100 million in tourism revenue and publicity when he changed the club’s name from the Anaheim Angels to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. last_img read more

Renaissance Faire returns to Irwindale

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“Every year, Elizabeth Tudor would leave London in the spring and progress through the countryside for the entire summer,” said Faire spokeswoman Rikki Kipple. “It was like a walking PR tour. This was the biggest moment in everyone’s life in the village.” Whether in period-correct costume, or 21st-century attire, an estimated daily attendance of 10,000 is expected. Cori Dunn, 20, of Garden Grove wore a pagan peasant costume a friend made for her during the Faire’s opening day Saturday. “The first day, dress-up is the best because everyone dresses up,” Dunn said. “It’s fun to see the diversity of the costumes.” The men in tights, ladies overflowing from their corsets, humorous insults, double entendre and the Queen’s English can come as a surprise to patrons. It took first-time Faire-goer Steve Montag of Rancho Cucamonga a little while to get used to it. “I was surprised by the risque of it all,” said the 58-year-old. “It’s really good adult humor. I think it gives a lot of people a chance to let go and let their hair down.” While there are specific shows that feature humor that fits into the rated-R category – and a group of in-character Puritans who run around trying to dissuade it all – there are plenty of kid-friendly games, activities and shows. Tsianina Sturges of Baldwin Park took her family straight to the rides and giant swings. But Paula Garcia, 35, of Covina said that she would have to sit down and explain to her children why Elizabethan women displayed their bountiful bosoms so prominently. “\ we say `Don’t look there,”‘ laughed Garcia. “But we knew what to expect and we brought our kids anyway.” Some thought that children were unfazed by the characters with the bodices. “I think that the husbands might be focused on them more than the kids,” said Karen Farrell, 33, of Texas. Andrew Elkins, the show’s general manager, said that this year’s show is bigger and better due to more physical space, more shows and new craftspeople. “Our energy level is high,” he said. “All of our performers are excited to be here and welcome the people.” So whether it’s participating in ax throwing, watching the Washing Well Wenches, Aztec dancers, taiko drummers, jousting knights or cheering for the queen, a commonly trumpeted theme is “go forth and misbehave.” The Faire runs through May 21. For information, call (626) 969-4750 or visit [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2764160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IRWINDALE – Just a few feet inside a section of the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, a man holding a long, leafy vegetable asks people if they need to use the restroom, or rather “the privy.” “Anyone need to take a `leek?”‘ he asks in flawless deadpan delivery. As evidenced by the bawdy humor, merry wenches, fearless knights, lords, ladies and clergy, the 44th annual Renaissance Pleasure Faire and Artisan’s Market has returned to Irwindale for its second year. Over seven weekends, this makeshift English village called Chipping under Oakwood and more than 2,000 people cast in various roles will welcome guests back to the 16th century. last_img

Donegal scientist hosting free event to ‘shine light on Lung cancer’

first_imgA free event which focuses on ‘shining a light on Lung cancer’ will take place on the fifth of November at Glenveagh National Park.The group will meet at the visitor’s center at 6pm, and will do a 5K walk with some informal talks about lung cancer.The event has been organised by Anne-Marie Baird, a Donegal scientist based in Dublin. Anne-Marie says; “I work on lung cancer and this November I am bringing ‘Shine A Light on Lung Cancer’ to Ireland for the very first time. The aims of this event are to increase lung cancer awareness, help tackle the stigma associated with the disease and raise funds for research.”“In Ireland, lung cancer kills more males than prostate cancer and more females than breast cancer, yet few are aware of this fact or of the symptoms associated with the disease.”Attendees are asked to dress appropriately and bring a torch!You can RSVP by following this link: Donegal scientist hosting free event to ‘shine light on Lung cancer’ was last modified: October 16th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:anne-marie bairdcancerEventfreeGlenveaghlung cancerlast_img read more


first_imgThe coveted Con-Sean Cup.The 17th annual Con Sean Darts Tournament takes place in the Bridge Bar, Carrick on Saturday 17th January at 4pm SHARP.€650 in prize money plus trophies for winner, runner up and highest checkout, this tournament attracts some of the top players in the North West and is always an enjoyable day four times winner John Flood will again be the man to beat as he tries to win the event for the fourth time in six years.Limited to 64 players all entry’s to be in by 9pm Friday 16th January the draw takes place that night in the Bridge Bar at 9:30pm and will be online that night. Enter this event by leaving your name on the Facebook event page here or text/phone 086-9969256.First Round best of 5Second Round best of 7Third Round best of 7 Quarter Finals best of 9Semi Finals best of 9Final best of 11Past Finals:2014 John Flood (Milford) 6-4 Gerard McGlynn (Glenfin) 2013 Dermot McGuire (Glen) 6-1 John Gallagher (Meenanary)2012 John McGinley (Glen) 6-4 Andrew Gillespie (Carrick)2011 John Flood (Milford) 6-4 John Murray (Milford)2010 John Flood (Milford) 5-1 John D Gallagher (Killybegs) 2009 Dermot McGuire (Glen) 5-0 Declan Cunningham (Inver)2008 John McGinley (Glen) 5-4 Declan Cunningham (Inver)2007 John Flood (Milford) 4-2 Kenneth Kennedy (Kilcar)2006 Kenneth Kennedy (Kilcar) 4-2 Tommy Feeney (Ardara)2005 Charlie Grant (Quigleys Point) 4-1 Declan Cunningham (Inver)2004 Garry Bell (Lurgan) 4-0 John Con McGinley (Glen)2003 Raymond Hegarty (Kilcar) bt John Con McGinley (Glen)2002 John Ward (Sligo) bt Joe Byrne (Sligo)2001 Gerald Harvey (Ballybofey) bt Alan McBrearty (Killybegs)2000 Seamus Curran (Carrick) bt Hugh Doherty (Carrick)1999 Kenneth Kennedy (Kilcar) bt Bernie Mullen (Killybegs)17TH ANNUAL ‘CON SEAN’ DARTS TOURNAMENT TAKES PLACE NEXT WEEKEND was last modified: January 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CarrickDartsNoticesSportTournamentlast_img read more


first_imgFrozen outA well-known Letterkenny company has ceased trading with the loss of nine jobs. Morrison Foods Ltd, which employed 33 people in 2006, was founded in 1991 by Seamus Morrison.Raphoe potholes to be sorted – Councillor A lethal stretch of road ion Raphoe which has more than 100 potholes will be sorted shortly, local Counicllor Gerry Crawford has promised. He said he had been reliably informed by a council worker that the contractor would be on site on the road between Magherabann and Shannagh this weekName tags for bereavedA well-known Donegal undertaker has come up with a novel idea to make it easier to identify family members at wakes. Danny Morning of Morning Memorials in Letterkenny has produced name tags for family members such as ‘brother’, ‘sister’, ‘mum’ and ‘dad’ so people can sympathise with the right mourners.Nursing home gets green light Planning permission has been granted for a 68 bedroom nursing home on the outskirts of Letterkenny near Coolboy.Skateboarders take shelterLetterkenny Town Council is to press for funding to provide a shelter for the popular skateboarding area at the Aura Leisure Centre after a motion form Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh.Planning applications drop 75%This will come as no surprise to anyone..planning applications in the county have fallen to 2,234 last year, down from 9,300 in 2006. There have been just 1,163 so far this year. DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: September 15th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal news in brieflast_img read more


first_imgA study of more than a thousand skeletons dating from between the 8th to the 17th Century shows that medieval Irish women of advanced years suffered arthritis like we do today however those who suffered from osteoporosis tended to be fitter than modern day sufferers of equivalent age.“These clues could have vital implications for how we regard exercise in the treatment of osteoporosis today,” says Dr Carmel Silke of the Irish Society of RheumatologyThousand year old skeletons unearthed from a “lost” medieval graveyard in County Donegal are providing vital new clues which could change the way doctors treat osteoporosis and other bone diseases in Ireland, the Irish Society for Rheumatology can reveal. At its national meeting to be held in Sligo next weekend, the ISR will hear how a study of more than a thousand skeletons dating from between the 8th to the 17th Century shows that medieval Irish women of advanced years suffered arthritis like we do today however those who suffered from osteoporosis tended to be fitter than modern day sufferers of equivalent age.Experts believe that a possible reason for this difference is the fact that those older people who suffered from softening and thinning of the bones in medieval times tended to be far more physically active than their modern counterparts.The revelations are contained in a paper to be delivered at the Sligo Clarion Hotel next weekend by Dr Catriona McKenzie of Queens University Belfast who, along with The Institute of Technology in Sligo, has been examining the bones contained in the Ballyhanna graveyard in Donegal which was rediscovered after having been lost for centuries. A total of 1,280 skeletons have been uncovered.“These clues could have vital implications for how we regard exercise in the treatment of osteoporosis today,” says Dr Carmel Silke of the ISR. Furthermore, Dr McKenzie has studied the presence of arthritis in these skeletons. Common joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, have affected humans for thousands of years. However, it is only in recent decades that revolutionary treatments have altered the disease course, allowing such patients to lead normal lives. “This year our conference is entitled “Rheumatology in transition” and most of the speakers will be from the Island of Ireland given the many radical transformations and research now taking place Irish Rheumatology.”High on the agenda is the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in young people.“People forget that children also suffer from debilitating diseases like arthritis,” says Dr Silke.  The challenges are to be outlined in a paper by Dr Orla Killeen of the National Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, who was until recently the only paediatric rheumatologist practicing in all of Ireland.The Conference, which will run on September 29 and 30 will also include the following talks: Rheumatoid Arthritis – A Disease in Transition by Prof Iain McInnes, Establishing a Database – Time to Stop Talking by Dr Austin Stack and a paper on the subject of Pharmacoeconomics (the cost of treatments for rheumatoid arthritis) delivered by Dr Roisin Adams. There will also be a debate between Mr Derek Bennett and Professor Geraldine Mc Carthy on the optimal management of osteoarthritis.ENDS The Irish Society of Rheumatology National Meeting will take place in The Clarion Hotel, Sligo September 29 – 30,BALLYHANNA SKELETONS HELP MODERN MEDICINE TO FIGHT BONE DISEASE was last modified: September 27th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ballyhanna skeletonsdonegal skeletonsmedical researchlast_img read more


first_imgPresidential favourite Sean Gallagher has given two young Donegal brothers a commitment that he will use their pen to sign into the Aras – if her gets elected. Brothers Ronan and Conor Mc Garvey are the well-known as the owners of Donegal Pens.The Loughanure brothers met up with entrepreneur Gallagher at the Helix in Dublin yesterday at the RTE Radio presidential debate. Gallagher has been supportive of the Loughanure boys since they set up their enterprise over two years ago and has been in contact with them on several occasions.The boys were invited to meet the ‘Dragon’ and his wife Trish at the gig in Dublin on Saturday morning where the presidential hopeful gave them a commitment that he’d sign into Aras an Uachtarán using a Donegal pen if elected next Thursday.The brothers presented him with a bog oak pen made from wood from bog land at Inver, South Donegal.Mr Gallagher told the boys that he will pay a visit to their shed in the back garden at the earliest convenience, indicating that a presidential visit could be on the cards for the Gaeltacht village! Conor Mc Garvey, the youngest of the brothers, said the were delighted with Mr Gallagher’s recaction.“We have our pens all over the world. They are in the Dáil and now there’s one on its way to Aras an Uachtarán – we hope. Sean was very nice and delighted that the pens are doing so well for us.”The boys range of pen can be seen at www.donegalpens.comDONEGALDAILY.COM – FIRST WITH REAL-LIFE STORIES ACROSS DONEGAL!Ends DONEGAL BROTHERS READY FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL SEAL OF APPROVAL was last modified: October 22nd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL PENSPRESIDENTsean gallagherlast_img read more


first_imgGardai and emergency services are at the scene of a two car crash near Newtowncunningham.The crash happened just before 6pm this evening.It is believed one woman was hurt in the crash which happened close to the turn-off for Colm Dillon Motors.  WOMAN HURT AFTER TWO CAR SMASH was last modified: October 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crashNewtowncunninghamlast_img read more


first_imgVEC committee member and Commissioner for Oaths, Peter Cutliffe has said he is being inundated with calls from the public loking to fill polling clerk positions.Mr Cutliffe said he now feels the positions should be advertised and not kept to a certain few people.“I have had immense support from the public in highlighting this issue & all I can do is redirect all enquiries to the offices of the County Registrar, who manages the process of recruiting polling-clerks and, to my knowledge, personnel for the subsequent counts. “What I am really trying to do is to enable unemployed people to apply for these positions , which to my knowledge command payment of approx €500 per day”, said Mr Cutliffe.The Minister for Environment has himself expressed his wish that unemployed people be afforded the opportunity to apply for these positions.“I understand that overall there is almost 600 positions available between polling -day & the subsequent counts and I again call on the County Registrar to clarify the position for unemployed people in the County, from whom I have had no feedback to date”, concluded Mr CutliffeCUTLIFFE UNHAPPY WITH LACK OF RESPONSE OVER POLLING CLERK POSITIONS was last modified: October 24th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Country ResgistrarPeter Cutliffelast_img read more

Part of Wal-Mart lawsuit tossed

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Benton County Circuit Judge Jay Finch, whose courtroom is about a mile from Wal-Mart’s headquarters, said Wal-Mart failed to show that Arkansas law required a company officer to disclose any improprieties before signing a general release from liability. “A plain reading of the mutual release indicates that Wal-Mart must have considered the possibility that Coughlin’s actions were potentially problematic when it released him of all known or unknown claims,” Finch wrote in his order. Finch said Wal-Mart can still pursue losses that occurred after Jan. 22, when the company and Coughlin waived their right to sue over past events. Wal-Mart says it gave Coughlin $400,000 in April because of a benefits calculation error and wants the money returned. Coughlin attorney William W. Taylor III said the ruling meant it was time for Wal-Mart to respect the retirement pact and drop its claims. “There is no legal or factual basis for Wal-Mart to pursue any further claims against Tom, and we hope and expect that Wal-Mart will put this matter behind them,” Taylor said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. BENTONVILLE, Ark. – An Arkansas judge Tuesday dismissed a large part of Wal-Mart’s multimillion-dollar lawsuit against former Vice Chairman Tom Coughlin, saying the parties had agreed not to sue one another over any events that happened during Coughlin’s tenure. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it would amend its lawsuit and try again to void Coughlin’s retirement package. The world’s largest retailer said Coughlin negotiated a lavish deal last year knowing he had misused $500,000 in Wal-Mart cash and property. “We are disappointed the court did not rule on Wal-Mart’s fraud claims against Mr. Coughlin but instead upheld the release agreements on a technicality,” Wal-Mart spokeswoman Mona Williams said. “We will file an amended complaint with additional evidence of fraud and fraudulent inducement.” The decision in the civil case does not affect a federal grand jury in Fort Smith that is looking into possible crimes based on Wal-Mart’s allegations against Coughlin, a protege of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. Wal-Mart had sued the 28-year company veteran this summer after referring its allegations to federal prosecutors. But an agreement between Coughlin and Wal-Mart said they would release each other “from any and all liability from claims, causes of actions, demands, damages, attorneys fees, expenses, compensation or other costs or losses of any nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown.” Coughlin in August filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, saying the release barred Wal-Mart from acting against him. Wal-Mart’s lawyers countered that Coughlin was obliged as a high-ranking company officer to disclose any wrongdoing and that by not doing so, he had defrauded Wal-Mart into signing the pact. But the judge said Wal-Mart had failed to provide any specific Arkansas legal case that would require an executive to make that disclosure as a prerequisite for a mutual release. Finch’s order said Wal-Mart could only pursue claims for any alleged wrongs that occurred after the release was signed. “We grant Coughlin’s motion to dismiss that part of Wal-Mart’s complaint of all allegations occurring prior to signing the mutual release,” Finch wrote. “With regard to Wal-Mart’s post-release allegations, we deny Coughlin’s motion to dismiss.” Coughlin retired in January but remained on the company board. He resigned from the board in March, when the company disclosed it was handing documents over to the Justice Department showing that $500,000 had been misused. A grand jury has been meeting in Fort Smith to address Wal-Mart’s claims against its former executive. Coughlin, through his attorney, has denied any wrongdoing. P.K. Holmes, an attorney for Wal-Mart and a former U.S. Attorney for western Arkansas, told Finch at a hearing last month that Coughlin, as an officer of the company, had a fiduciary duty to disclose information about how Wal-Mart funds were being used. “Coughlin as an officer of the company cannot fraudulently sign a release and then rely on the release for protection from prosecution,” Wal-Mart spokesman Marty Heires told the AP last month. The company sued Coughlin, seeking the return of compensation he received from a retirement agreement plus any money he misappropriated. The lawsuit also seeks $400,491.90 that the company says Coughlin received April 12 because of a benefits error. Wal-Mart disclosed in April that it was suspending Coughlin’s benefits amid its allegations that the former executive stole from the company. Under his retirement agreement, Coughlin is to receive his base salary of $1.03 million for two years. A notice in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission said Coughlin would lose 186,407 shares of restricted stock, worth $9.77 million at the end of the company’s last fiscal year. Coughlin led the company’s discount and warehouse stores divisions until late last year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgThe strategic policy committee on housing is reviewing the level of grants of the various housing adaptation grant schemes across the county.Cllr Jimmy KavanaghIt follows a question to Donegal County Council by Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh.Cllr Kavanagh asked if the council could review its policies with regard to the allocation of housing adaptation grants for people with a disability and for elderly people. He added that currently too many successful applicants are not in a position to take up the offered grant as they cannot afford the balance to meet the quotation for the necessary work.“As a result the grant does not get drawn down, and the work does not get done, this has implications for the ability of elderly and disabled people to remain in their own home,” h said.The council replied that so far this year they had paid out €200,000 on 70 grants.However the council stated that the strategic policy committee on housing had identified the need to review the grant levels under the various housing adaptation grant schemes, this review is to be completed before the end of 2015 and will subsequently be presented to the corporate policy group and full council for consideration. Welcoming this review of grant levels Cllr. Kavanagh said “It is important for the elderly and disabled members of our community that as many housing adaptations as possible can be brought to a successful conclusion.“If the council recognise and accept that the work is necessary and a grant is approved to complete the work, it is extremely frustrating for everyone concerned if still cannot get down because of the price gap between the grant allocated and the cost of the work. I hope the policy committee can complete its review in a timely fashion and that we have a positive proposal to consider at council as soon as possible.”REVIEW OF HOUSING GRANTS TO BE CARRIED OUT BY COUNCIL was last modified: October 11th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Jimmy Kavanaghcouncilhousinglast_img read more

Arcata boys advance, Eureka falls short on the road

first_imgThe only thing scary on Halloween night was the play of the Tigers defense as Arcata High boys soccer pulled away from visiting Willits in the second half of Wednesday’s match at McKinleyville High to secure a 2-0 victory in the first round of the North Coast Section playoffs.“I thought they went out there and did what we’ve been doing all season,” Arcata head coach Ty Watkins said. “I think our conditioning was the difference in the game, we had the endurance to pull out a win.”No. 8 seed …last_img read more

SA site eyes world heritage status

first_img The survey, carried out by Jonathan Kaplan and Peter Nilssen, showed various stone age sites and evidence of human habitation in the caves dating back thousands of years. Marean began working on the sites in 2000 and released the initial results of the SACP4 project in a paper called “Early human use of marine resources and pigment in South Africa during the Middle Pleistocene”, which he co-authored with Nilssen and 10 other people and which was published in international science journal Nature in October 2007. “We found that the people who lived in the Caves approximately 164 000 years ago were systematically harvesting shellfish from the coast; that they were using complex bladelet technology to produce complex tools; and that they regularly used ochre as pigments for symboling,” Marean said. It provided some of the earliest evidence of modern human behaviour, he said. “Much of the global climate was hostile to human habitation in that age, but the south coast of South Africa provided the conditions and vegetation that our earliest ancestors needed for their survival.”Measuring reactions to climate change The research is also expected to provide insight into how humans react to climate change by studying the local climate from 400 000 to about 30 000 years ago. “Isotopes embedded in dripstone formations and other mineral deposits in the caves – speleothems, raised beaches, fossil dunes, and other palaeontological assemblages – reveal information about the water which filtered into the caves in the past, and this in turn provides information about what kind of climate existed and what type of vegetation grew above the caves during periods of human habitation,” Marean said. “So by correlating our knowledge of the climate with what we’re learning about the habits of the people who lived in the Caves, we hope to learn how humans can be expected to adapt to climate change in the future.” The archaeological sites will also grow the local Mossel Bay economy, as Pinnacle Point is already attracting high numbers of scientists, students and volunteers and is expected to attract more in future. “With plans in place for a museum that will showcase and interpret what’s being found here, we believe that Mossel Bay will soon rank alongside places like the Cradle of Humankind and Olduvai Gorge as one of Africa’s most sought-after evo-tourism destinations,” said Mossel Bay mayor Marie Ferreira. SAinfo reporter 9 January 2013 Archaeological sites in Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay in South Africa’s Western Cape province have been declared provincial heritage sites, bringing the area a step closer to being named a World Heritage Site, scientists working in the area announced on Monday. Scientists from the South African Coastal Palaeoclimate, Palaeoenvironment, Palaeoecology, and Palaeoanthropology (SACP4) Project are studying Pinnacle Point, which has yielded some of the earliest evidence for modern human behaviour. “Pinnacle Point is significant because it’s a uniquely dense concentration of well- preserved archaeological sites which contain a record of human occupation over a period of about 170 000 years – from the time when modern human behaviour first emerged to the pre-colonial period,” head of the project, Professor Curtis Marean, said in a statement. “This is a significant step towards having Pinnacle Point declared a World Heritage Site.” Marean is associate director of the Institute of Human Origins and professor at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University in the United States. Pinnacle Point will be put forward for National Heritage Site status before an application can be made to have it declared a World Heritage Site, Marean said.‘Revealing archaeological remains’ An environmental impact assessment of land to be developed as the Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort revealed the first archaeological remains in 1997.last_img read more

Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 1 Plus India launch expected on June 6 as HMD sends out invites

first_imgHMD Global has sent out media invites for a launch on June 6. The invite doesn’t mention anything other than the date, the launch event time as 11:30am IST and that the event will take place in New Delhi. While the invite does not give away any specifics about the product(s) that HMD will announce on June 6, we can only speculate that it will be the Nokia 9 PureView or the Nokia 1 Plus, or both.HMD has already launched the Nokia 3.2 (Review) and Nokia 4.2 (Review) in the country quietly without holding a big event. This leaves out the Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 1 Plus that are yet to launch in India despite being announced back in February at MWC 2019. The company has already delayed the launch of these two products in the country, so it seems extremely plausible that the Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 1 Plus will finally be launched in India on June 6.The Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 1 Plus would be launching in India during a time when the competition is at its highest. The Nokia 9 PureView is HMD’s flagship phone for 2019 as it sports a penta-camera setup and a Snapdragon 845 processor. The premium phone will find itself among the likes of the OnePlus 7 Pro, Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, Samsung Galaxy S10 and other flagships that have launched in India this year.Meanwhile, the Nokia 1 Plus is an entry-level Android Go device. The phone ships with a lightweight and stripped down version of Android Pie with Go-based apps out of the box. It sports a 5.45-inch FWVGA+ display and is powered by a MediaTek quad-core chipset coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.advertisementWhile the Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 1 Plus are the most likely candidates to arrive in India on June 6, there is also the off chance that the company could bring the Nokia X71 instead. To recall, the Nokia X71 was launched in China as the company’s first phone with a hole-punch display. It also sports a 48MP triple camera setup and runs on Snapdragon 660 SoC. The Nokia X71 is a newer device and more in tune with the current trend, so it makes a lot of sense for the company to launch the device in India under a new name.ALSO READ | Nokia X71 launched: Key specs, features, price and everything you need to knowALSO READ | Nokia 4.2 review: Premium and compact Android One phone on a budgetlast_img read more

Spring Shaving Tips From Old South Barber (with bourbon by IW Harper)

first_img How to Grow and Maintain Stubble Eucalyptus oil has natural healing properties for ingrown hairs and irritation so we recommend a few drops of this added to your aftershave. Use hot water or a hot towel to open up your pores before shaving When trimming your beard, don’t just move the clippers up and down, move them in a every direction (almost in a circular motion) all over your beard to make sure you get every hair.All photographs courtesy of Jonathan Boncek 1. Old South 2. Old South 3. Old South 4. Old South 5. Old South 6. Old South 7. Old South Shave with the grain initially. If you want a closer shave, go against the grain for the second pass After your shave, use cold towels to close pores and reduce irritation Always use a pre-shave oil before shavingcenter_img How to Shave With a Straight Razor The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beard With the warm weather approaching it’s time for a little beard trim and a proper shave to enjoy that spring breeze across our face. We headed over to Old South Barber in historic Charleston, South Carolina to see our girl Darlene and hear (and experience) some of her top shaving tips.The experience wouldn’t be complete without a nip of I.W. Harper bourbon to relax us into the chair. This bourbon epitomizes old school charm –  like an old fashioned hot shave- and it made this treat all the more special.Shaving TipsMen tend to always be in a rush. If they would take just a couple of more minutes, their shaving experience would be so much more enjoyable and effective. Here are my suggestions:Trim down your facial hair so it doesn’t pull if you are using a straight razor How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophy Editors’ Recommendations How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Fasterlast_img read more

Parents Better Equipped to Raise Their Children

first_img Parents in several communities across the island are now better equipped to discipline their children without using coercive practices, often characterised by hostility and derision.This was facilitated under a parenting education programme implemented by the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III through collaboration with the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC).A total of 250 parents and community parent trainers (CPTs) graduated from the programme during a ceremony held at the Spanish Court Hotel on Wednesday, October 10.Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, in his address at the ceremony, hailed the CSJP III and the NPSC for the initiative, which he said seeks to bring order and a positive framework to “one of the most critical occupations in society”.He urged parents to desist from using corporal punishment as a disciplinary tool and noted that he is happy that the CSJP’s programme aims to support parents in identifying alternative practices.“We are human; we get frustrated. You can get angry, and sometimes you expect the child to understand, but they too are feeling your frustration, and it’s a matter of how you respond. You are to engage them emotionally, to share any moment of frustration in a way that they know that you care about them, that you love them and your objective is to [uplift them],” he pointed out.Dr. Chang argued that changing the style of parenting to one that is focused on care, love and understanding will help to reduce violence in the society. “Give the children a sense of self-worth and self-respect,” he added.CSJP Programme Manager, Simeon Robinson, in his remarks urged the graduates to be ambassadors for effective parenting within their communities.He further challenged them to bring at least one other parent from their communities into the programme.The parenting education programme, conducted from November 2017 to June 2018, aimed to hone the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to raise children with the aptitude to resist violent and antisocial behaviours.The first phase started with the training of 112 CPTs, who provided one-on-one in-home intensive coaching for the parents engaged.Phase two of the initiative saw 50 of the CPTs assigned to 166 families. After some 4,140 home visits, 138 parents completed the programme. Story Highlights A total of 250 parents and community parent trainers (CPTs) graduated from the programme during a ceremony held at the Spanish Court Hotel on Wednesday, October 10. This was facilitated under a parenting education programme implemented by the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III through collaboration with the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC). Parents in several communities across the island are now better equipped to discipline their children without using coercive practices, often characterised by hostility and derision.last_img read more

The Monday news briefing An ataglance survey of some top stories

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Monday, June 19———GOVERNOR GENERAL APOLOGIZES FOR INDIGENOUS REMARK: Gov. Gen. David Johnston apologized publicly Monday for referring to Indigenous Peoples as immigrants as he bestowed honours on 29 people — including the frontman of the Tragically Hip — for their efforts in furthering indigenous causes. Johnston told the investiture ceremony he misspoke when he said during a CBC Radio interview aired Saturday that the roots of Canadian immigration extend all the way back to include indigenous people. The comments, aired on CBC’s politics program “The House,’ touched off a flurry of criticism on social media, where some listeners complained that Johnston’s remarks reflected a deep-seated colonial mentality. “Let me apologize for not expressing myself correctly on this matter recently,” Johnston told Monday’s gathering, which followed an apologetic tweet of his own earlier in the day. “Indigenous Peoples are the original peoples of this land.”———SCHOOL MOURNS BOXING DEATH OF BELOVED TEACHER: The Edmonton elementary school where fighter Tim Hague taught is calling his death after a boxing match on the weekend a tragedy. The 34-year-old Hague died from injuries suffered in a second round technical knockout loss to Adam Braidwood in a heavyweight bout on Friday night. A statement from Ecole Bellevue School says Hague was a “beloved teacher and staff member” and that his death is “a tragedy for everyone.” The school is offering support to its staff and students to help deal with the loss. Hague’s death came less than a month after boxer David Whittom went into a coma with bleeding on the brain after knockout loss in Fredericton, N.B. The two cases have raised calls for an investigation into ways to improve the safety of fighters in boxing and MMA.———U.K. MOVES TO EASE TENSIONS AFTER ATTACK ON LONDON MUSLIMS: British authorities and Islamic leaders moved swiftly to ease concerns in the Muslim community after a man plowed a large van into a crowd of worshippers outside a north London mosque early Monday, injuring at least nine people. British media named the suspect as Darren Osborne, a 47-year-old father of four who was living in Cardiff, Wales. British Security Minister Ben Wallace said authorities were aware of rising far-right activity but the suspect was not known to them prior to the attack. Police are treating the incident as a terror attack. One man died at the scene, although he had been receiving first aid at the time and it wasn’t clear if he died as a result of the attack or from something else. The chaos outside the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park follows three Islamist-inspired attacks over the past three months that have triggered a surge in hate crimes around Britain. The Metropolitan Police Service, already stretched by its investigations of the earlier attacks and a high-rise apartment fire that is believed to have killed 79 people, immediately announced it was putting extra patrols on the streets to protect the public.———REPORT ALLEGES POLICE MISTREATMENT OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN: Indigenous women in Saskatchewan have been subjected to violence, invasive strip searches and other mistreatment by police, says a report from a human rights watchdog group that was quickly criticized by some police agencies. The 32-page report from New-York-based Human Rights Watch said the group documented 64 cases of alleged violent abuse during a visit last year to the province that included talks with indigenous women and social workers. The treatment of indigenous people by police in Saskatchewan has been the subject of high-profile legal proceedings. The 1990 death of Neil Stonechild, who was found frozen to death in a field outside Saskatoon, led to an inquiry and the firing of two Saskatoon police officers. The Human Rights Watch report documents more recent allegations of police abuse from indigenous women whose names were not revealed, including a Prince Albert woman who said an officer at a traffic stop in 2014 grabbed her ear and started hitting her because she didn’t want to leave her car with her child in it.———RUSSIAN THREAT COULD AFFECT CANADIAN PLANES: There are fears Canadian military aircraft operating over Syria could be caught in the middle of a new and potentially explosive dispute between the U.S. and Russia. Moscow warned Monday that it will track allied aircraft operating west of the Euphrates River in Syria as potential targets after the U.S. shot down a Syrian government warplane. American officials say the Syrian jet dropped bombs near U.S.-backed forces fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — a claim the Syrian government and Russia both dispute. The Canadian military has been flying surveillance aircraft and a refuelling plane over Syria as part of its contribution to the U.S.-led anti-ISIL coalition. But while National Defence says it is monitoring the situation, it otherwise wouldn’t comment Monday on where the Canadian planes have been flying in Syria and whether they are in any increased risk of danger.———TIM HORTONS FRANCHISEE LAUNCHES CLASS ACTION: A Tim Hortons franchisee is seeking a class-action lawsuit alleging Restaurant Brands International is improperly using money from a national advertising fund. Since RBI acquired Tim Hortons in 2014 it has used money in the fund in ways that were not used previously or permitted, according to a statement of claim filed in Ontario Superior Court on Monday. Each franchisee contributes 3.5 per cent of their gross sales to the fund and since Dec. 14, 2014, the fund has collected nearly $700 million, according to the claim. The lawsuit alleges RBI has funnelled the money to itself, the TDL Group Corp., and several individuals — including RBI CEO Daniel Schwartz — also listed as defendants. The allegations have not been proven in court. RBI said in a statement that it vehemently disagrees with and denies all of the allegations. It said the company remains committed to working with restaurant owners to make the Tim Hortons brand strong.———LEGAL POT BY 2018 ‘RUSHED,’ MANITOBA MINISTER SAYS: Manitoba’s finance minister says he’s feeling rushed by the Trudeau government’s July 2018 timeline for legalizing recreational marijuana, and he wants an extension. Cameron Friesen says with the clock ticking there are still many unanswered questions on issues like public safety, enforcement and finding legal supplies of marijuana. He says provinces are responsible for much of the work and the high costs needed to create a regulated cannabis market. Friesen was speaking in Ottawa before a federal-provincial finance ministers meeting, which is exploring the issue of how to tax Canada’s forthcoming legal pot industry, among other things. He says he mentioned the idea of an extension to federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau — but didn’t reveal how much extra time he’s hoping for. Provincial ministers are planning to push Ottawa to ensure they receive a share of pot-related tax revenue that fairly reflects the added costs provinces will have to assume on the road to legalization.———NEW TWIST IN EDMONTON SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE: A man convicted of sexually assaulting an indigenous woman whom the Crown had jailed and shackled to ensure her testimony has applied for legal records to discredit her as he seeks a mistrial. Lance David Blanchard was found guilty in December of aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping and unlawful confinement for the 2014 attack. The victim, a 28-year-old homeless woman, died in 2015 in an unrelated shooting. Tom Engel, Blanchard’s lawyer, has applied for the release of legal records that he contends contain new evidence that she was heavily addicted to drugs and was involved in criminal activity. Earlier this month, an Edmonton judge ruled against Blanchard’s attempt to have his convictions stayed over his treatment in custody. A judge is to hear arguments on the records request next Monday and for the mistrial application on July 26. Blanchard is scheduled for a dangerous offender hearing in January that could lead to him being jailed indefinitely.———FEDS DETAIL GENDER VIOLENCE STRATEGY: The Liberal government has unveiled its strategy on gender-based violence, proposing to spend the bulk of the cash allotted to create a centre of excellence within Status of Women Canada to both study and try to solve the problem. Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef said the money will help collect and share national data on gender-based violence that other levels of government and those on the front lines are unable to gather on their own. The centre will receive $77.5 million of the $101 million the Liberal government committed over five years to the gender-based violence strategy in the March budget, plus $16 million a year going forward, for research, data collection and programming. The rest of the money will be spread across several departments as part of a federal plan aimed at prevention, providing better support for survivors and helping the justice system become more responsive to the needs of those who experience sexual assault or other forms of violence.———HEALTH OFFICIALS TO MEET WITH DESMOND FAMILY: Nova Scotia’s health authority has agreed to meet with Lionel Desmond’s immediate family next week, almost six months after the former Canadian soldier fatally shot his mother, wife, daughter and himself in a horrific murder-suicide that attracted national attention. One of Desmond’s sisters, Chantel, confirmed today that the authority has scheduled a June 28 meeting at St. Martha’s Hospital in Antigonish, N.S., which is a half-hour drive from Lionel Desmond’s home in Upper Big Tracadie. The meeting will be important to the family because it will focus on the authority’s confidential review of how the province’s health-care system dealt with Lionel Desmond before the killings on or about Jan. 3. Chantel Desmond and her sister Cassandra Desmond recently joined a growing list of advocacy groups in calling for a broader fatality inquiry, saying they have yet to receive any useful information from public officials, including the Defence Department, Veterans Affairs Canada and the provincial government.last_img read more

Des Canadiens en lice aux prix Emmys

first_img Login/Register With: Tatiana Maslany a déjà remporté un Emmy pour son rôle dans Orphan Black  en 2016. TORONTO — Les actrices canadiennes Tatiana Maslany et Sandra Oh sont en lice pour remporter un prix Emmy. Advertisement Twitter Facebookcenter_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Leur nom figure dans la catégorie de la meilleure actrice dans une série dramatique.Le travail de Tatiana Maslany, qui incarnait de multiples clones dans la série Orphan Black dont la dernière saison a été diffusée sur Space l’an dernier, est ainsi souligné.Sandra Oh, qui a grandi à Ottawa et a étudié à l’École nationale de théâtre du Canada à Montréal, est en nomination pour son rôle d’agente secrète dans la série  Killing Eve diffusée à BBC America. L’émission sera reprise sur la chaîne Bravo au Canada à partir du 22 juillet.last_img read more

SD 60 facing teacher shortage using AHCOTE strategy to attract teachers

first_imgSD 60 and 59 are currently facing a teacher crunch after the decision by the Supreme Court of Canada that introduced hundreds of new jobs across the province, resulting in the districts competing with other regions of the province in regards to teacher prospects.“How do we enhance growing the strategy of growing teachers locally?” added Sloan. “AHCOTE is a great strategy and is a high yield strategy in that regard because it takes in people who are already familiar with the area that want to teach here. It’s the best way to try to produce more teachers in the immediate future to help deal with the shortages.”Even though the school year is nearly 75 percent complete, the district still has teacher vacancies, Sloan stated he is very confident with the support from everyone involved that more people will be drawn to northeast B.C. to help deal with the shortage. In the meantime, the district is signing off on a lot of letters of permission for people who have the necessary college degrees in the required fields, as a temporarily fill. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 is teaming up with other schools and their representatives in northeastern B.C., in order to come up with better ways of recruiting more teachers to the area.The Alaska Highway Consortium on Teacher Education is comprised of the Northern Lights College along with area School Districts including 59 and 60. Its training program is run out of NLC in association with Simon Fraser University.“The Consortium has always had representatives from Fort Nelson, Dawson Creek and Fort St. John,” said Superintendent Dave Sloan. “In the past few years the cohorts have gotten smaller and there are fewer teacher candidates. Cohorts have gone to 18 months of intake every other year instead of every year as both districts north and south of the river are facing a teacher shortage.”last_img read more

Gun shots in Taylor leads to police pursuit

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – After a report of gunshots in Taylor, the Fort St. John RCMP were able to apprehend three suspects.On February 17, 2019, at 2:48 AM, the Fort St John RCMP Received a call from a Taylor resident who had been awakened by what they believed to be gunshots in the 9800 block of North Spruce Street in Taylor.Several officers were immediately deployed to the scene. On route, officers noted a lone vehicle heading north on Highway 97 from Taylor. When one of the officers went to conduct a traffic stop of the Dodge van, several items were observed being thrown from the van, one of which was believed to be a bullet-resistant vest.Police pursued the vehicle to Fort St John where it pulled into a local hotel parking lot and the three occupants attempted to flee from police on foot, but they were all taken into custody.The RCMP allege items were thrown from the vehicle during the pursuit.  The items were all recovered and identified as a bullet resistant vest, a shotgun and a 9mm pistol.I am very proud of the systematic response by our officers to this type of high risk call. They were able to contain the threat to the public while safely apprehending the alleged suspects, says Sergeant Dave Tyreman, acting Operations Officer.A 32-year-old Taylor woman, a 29-year-old Fort St John Man, and a 34-year-old Victoria man are being held in custody pending a Provincial Court appearance to answer to numerous firearm and other related offences.last_img read more

Maître Gims Denied French Nationality Due to Polygamy

By Zoubida SenoussiRabat – Maître Gims is in a precarious situation right now. The Congolese rapper has been the center of media attention since he was denied French nationality a few weeks ago.The singer-songwriter expressed his disappointment in  France’s refusal to grant him French citizenship. “Iy first request [for French citizenship] was quickly rejected and I don’t understand why,” Gims said in an interview with the French television program En Balade Avec. But we might know the reason behind his citizenship rejection…According to the French magazine Closer, the famous Francophone singer is still married to “a French woman living in Morocco,” and never filed for divorce before he tied the knot with his new wife, DemDem, in 2005. Gims had converted to Islam back in 2004, before taking a second wife.“Maître Gims is now married to two women, and this has hindered the artist’s candidacy for French nationality even though he has been living in France since he was 2 years old,” added the tabloid.“According to France’s policies on foreigner residency, it is forbidden to live ‘in a state of polygamy’”, points out Closer, explaining why Gims’ application for citizenship was likely rejected.Nevertheless, Gims continues to profess his affection for  France and his attachment to French language and culture. “I feel French. After all, being French is  not just a title on a paper–it’s a way of life. Today, I am French, I speak French, I love the French language, and I am an ambassador of the French language all over the world.”Maître Gims was born in the Congo in 1986 under the name “Gandhi Djuna,” but spent his childhood  in France. Starting in 2002, Gims kicked-off his career in France as a singer and a rapper with the French hip-hop group, “Sexion d’Assaut.” He began his solo career in 2013. read more

Several SLFP members JHU to contest with UNP

The SLFP members and the JHU will contest with the UNP under a common front with the intention of promoting good governance.The SLFP members contesting with the UNP had objected to the decision by the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), of which the SLFP is an alliance member, to give nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the Parliament election.President Maithripala Sirisena had approved the nomination following pressure from some UPFA political parties and SLFP members. (Colombo Gazette) Meanwhile the Jathika Hela Urumaya said that it was also in talks with the UNP and was expected to sign an agreement on contesting under the UNP elephant symbol. Several Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members have decided to contest the Parliament election under the United National Party (UNP) ticket.So far at least 13 SLFP members have informed President Maithripala Sirisena, the SLFP chairman, that they will be contesting the August 17 election under the UNP elephant symbol. The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) had announced yesterday that it will also be supporting the UNP.JHU spokesman Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said that the final agreement between the JHU and UNP was expected to be reached today. Among the SLFP members contesting with the UNP are Ministers Rajitha Senaratne, Arjuna Ranatunga and M.K.D.S Gunawardena. read more

Addressing General Assembly Ban urges political financial support for UN priorities

“I will urge world leaders to rise above national interests for our collective future,” Mr. Ban said in his address to the 193-member General Assembly. “We are capable of this spirit of global citizenship.” The Secretary-General stressed that while he is determined to make the UN Secretariat “truly global, modern and effective,” Member States must also do their part to “empower the United Nations itself.”“This global Organization should not have to plead with Governments for troops, police, assets or resources while the victims of war and poverty suffer and die,” he said urging action that would make this year “one of extraordinary progress.”Briefing on the UN challenges for 2014, Mr. Ban decried the continued violence in Syria, South Sudan, the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), among others.He noted that those conflicts are “devastating countries endowed with natural wealth, productive citizens, proud histories and every chance at peace and prosperity.”“Leaders there must now act on their historical duty to reach this potential,” Mr. Ban said, adding that he remains “gravely concerned at the immoral and irresponsible actions of too many individuals with influence and responsibility.”Noting that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, whose “senseless cataclysm” led to the establishment of the League of Nations and then the UN, Mr. Ban said the Organization is a “unique platform that helps us all rise above human failings.”Just back from a trip to the Middle East, where he chaired a humanitarian donors’ conference for Syria in Kuwait, which generated some $2.4 billion in pledges, and where he visited a Syrian refugee camp in northern Iraq, Mr. Ban highlighted the humanitarian impact of the conflict. “Humanitarian aid can feed a hungry child, which is important enough. But it can also indirectly stop a bomb by reducing social tensions,” the UN chief said.He also stressed the importance of the work underway by the Joint Mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the UN on meeting a tight deadline to rid Syria of chemical weapons. Also, Mr. Ban and the UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, are intensifying efforts to bring the anti- and pro-Government parties together next week in Switzerland for their first official talks.Elsewhere, two situations in particular “require the heightened and focused attention of the international community” due to grave violations of human rights and where there is the danger of mass atrocities, Mr. Ban said – South Sudan and the CAR.In South Sudan, where the crisis has reached “tragic proportions,” Mr. Ban reiterated his call on the parties to end the violence through political dialogue and reasserted his support for mediation efforts led by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Union.Turning to CAR, Mr. Ban urged the international community to redouble efforts to help the people restore peace and stability “as soon as possible.”He called for generous contributions at a pledging conference hosted on Monday by the European Union in Brussels.“In the CAR and wherever such atrocities occur, the perpetrators must be held to account,” Mr. Ban underscored.In the Middle East, the coming year will be “critical” for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he said. “I strongly support the current negotiations and urge the parties to make the courageous commitment needed to end the occupation and achieve a two-State solution.”Given the gravity of the situation in the Gaza Strip, he also called on authorities there, as well as those in Israel and Egypt, to do everything possible to ameliorate the dire humanitarian situation.Turning to other regions, Mr. Ban highlighted that the UN mission in Sierra Leone is due to complete its work and withdraw this year, demonstrating “how far the country has come – and the value of sustained efforts to keep, consolidate and build peace.”The international community must also focus greater attention on the inter-related threats of organized crime, terrorism, piracy, extremism, and trafficking in drugs, people and arms, he said. This includes continuing to strive towards achieving a nuclear-weapon-free world, which could be furthered this year at the Nuclear Security Summit at The Hague.The international community also continues its focus on human rights and the rule of law, particularly given the positive response to the Rights Up Front initiative, designed to promote early action to prevent atrocities and other grave violations.Among other events hosted by the UN this year, the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples “will promote their inclusion and recognition of their valuable knowledge,” Mr. Ban noted.With 714 days left until the deadline for the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), he urged efforts to speed up progress towards the 2015 deadline and to agree on a roadmap that will define the post-2015 development agenda.“We must seize this momentum,” he said. “Political leaders are deeply engaged in the global discussion on development, key constituencies are mobilized and we increasingly know what works.”At least one fifth of the world’s population – and about half the poor and half of all schoolchildren – live in countries experiencing violence, political conflict, insecurity and fragility.“These are the very countries where the post-2015 agenda must have the most impact,” Mr. Ban said, highlighting the importance of institutions, governance and the rule of law. He also emphasized the UN’s strong commitment to African development.“I urge traditional and new donors to provide the necessary financing, capacity-building and technology transfer, in keeping with their long-standing commitments,” Mr. Ban noted.He warned Member States, however, against succumbing to the myth that development is incompatible with robust climate action.“Evidence shows that the goals of eradicating poverty, promoting inclusive growth, and holding global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius are mutually reinforcing,” Mr. Ban noted.He is due to host a climate summit on 23 September that will bring together political leaders as well as leaders from business, the finance community and civil society.The summit will help lay the groundwork for a legally-binding treaty to be adopted in 2015, and enter force by 2020, which would cut climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions. read more

Dunkirk heros son reunited with the little ship that saved him

first_imgThe boat was salvaged and owned by the same person for 30 years before he put it up for sale on eBay three years ago. 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. David Wilson with ‘Count Dracula’, the little boat back from the deadCredit:Phil Yeomans Mr Wilson is helping to return Count Dracula to her former glory in time for the 80th anniversary of the evacuation in 2020 when the original ‘little ships’ will return to Dunkirk.The restoration project is costing £200,000.Count Dracula already had a remarkable existence before Dunkirk as it was built for the German navy in 1913.Kaiser Wilhelm II gifted her to Admiral Franz von Hipper who used it as his launch boat on the SMS Hindenburg in the First World War. It was even at the Battle of Jutland. Kevin Kilkenney, whose great uncle was also evacuated at Dunkirk, purchased the boat and with the assistance of restoration expert Derek Abra is attempting to return her to her former glory at Mr Wilson’s boat yard. Sgt Wilson was left behind with a group of engineers to blow up a bridge then they made their way along the coast looking for a means to escape.They found this boat with the crew washed up on a mud bank and the mechanic with them managed to jury rig the gear box to allow them to set off.David Wilson, 79, who runs the boat yard Wilson’s of Hayling in Hayling Island, Hampshire, said: “It’s the boat my dad came back from France in at Dunkirk. “My father only spoke a few times about Dunkirk but he told me Count Dracula was the boat which rescued him.”It is an amazing story and this boat has a remarkable history. It’s incredible that it has now turned up in my boat yard after all this time.”After the war, Count Dracula went back to the Greiner family who eventually sold her and she was then used as a houseboat before being abandoned on the Thames Estuary. Count Dracula on the SMS Hindenberg before its scuttling in Scapa Flow at the end of WW1 When the German fleet was scuppered at Scapa Flow in 1919, the boat was salvaged by the Royal Navy.It became a private yacht and its London owner Carl Greiner gave it the name Count Dracula. Count Dracula on the SMS Hindenberg before its scuttling in Scapa Flow at the end of WW1Credit:Kevin Kilkenny David Wilson with 'Count Dracula', the little boat back from the dead Sgt William Wilson, who was rescued by the ‘Count’ In June 1940 he sent his son Alan to take her to Ramsgate, Kent, to be a part of the flotilla of ‘little ships’ destined for Dunkirk.With two 35ft lifeboats in tow, Count Dracula lifted 702 British and 10 Belgian soldiers over the course of the evacuation. A Dunkirk hero’s son has been reunited with the ‘little ship’ which saved him 77-years-ago as it emerges that the boat was built for the German fleet and served in the Battle of Jutland. Sgt William Wilson was one of 712 soldiers plucked from the beaches by the 50ft vessel – named Count Dracula – during the Dunkirk evacuation in the Second World War.Now, the decrepit timber craft turned up at a boat yard owned by Sgt Wilson’s son, David, for restoration. Sgt William Wilson, who was rescued by the 'Count'last_img read more

LETTER Parking meters a burden and hated by overwhelming majority of

The Editor.Dear Sir,Though there has been a plethora of comment on the Parking Meter Scheme, many of our members have insisted that we make a public comment on the issue:(1) Iniquitous profit-sharing.The profit-sharing between M&CC and Smart City is iniquitous by any standards.  Smart City’s main input to the Scheme are a number of used parking meters and a few ancillary things which they have costed at US$10.millions but which many knowledgeable persons including Deputy Mayor Duncan have said is a bloated  figure.  The Guyana side would be providing the Georgetown road system worth billions of dollars and the main enforcers in the person of 50 City constables or one-third of the force.  The Guyana side would be inputting 99% of the assets while Smart City would be supplying 1% but receiving 80% of the profits.  The more equitable arrangement is for the Guyana side to receive 85% of the profits and Smart City 15% which is the norm companies receive.  Except this is done, the Scheme must be scrapped.(2) Parking Meter Scheme a drain on Guyana’s foreign exchange.Parking Meters are not producing or generating any wealth for the country but would be exporting Guyana’s foreign exchange on a daily basis.  The Scheme should have been brought to the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Bank of Guyana for their imprimatur and except this is done immediately, the Scheme must be scrapped.(3) Scheme condones corruption.The Government of Guyana worked very hard over the last two years to re-establish the culture of transparency and non-corruption in Guyana.  Smart City’s Parking Meter Scheme is quickly negating all of Government’s anti-corruption efforts.  The Scheme must be scrapped before more damage is done.(4) Parking Meters is a regulatory mechanism and never a tax or profit-making activity.Smart City is intent on making a profit-kill and M&CC to get revenue out of the Meters.  Both activities are turning the raison d’etre of parking meters on its head and will cause untold damage.  Scrap the Scheme before the disaster it will bring to the City and all Guyana strikes.(5) Parking Meters have started destroying businesses in Georgetown.A large portion of people who come to the City to buy will not do so any longer;  they will use internet shopping and avoid the City.  Loss of customers and business have started.  Scrap the meters before business dies.(6) M&CC  should cease to be in terror of scrapping this unequal Contract .  The Contract is illegal and could be legally scrapped.  M&CC must act before more damage is caused.(7) M&CC  could easily earn more than enough revenue by collecting the monies owed to it and could easily control whatever traffic congestion may be in the City: i) M&CC are owed billions of dollars in uncollected taxes.  If they do their work and collect even a fraction of this money, they will have more than enough money.  ii) M&CC still have the numerous highrise buildings in the City paying the old rates;  they should begin to collect the proper rates.  iii) Numerous businesses have sprung up all over the City and they still pay domestic rates. M&CC should ensure that they pay the business rates.  iv) Control of Traffic.  The traffic congestion in the City is concentrated in Water and High Streets from Church Street to Hadfield Street and in the older parts of Regent Street.  Once these streets are controlled, Camp street and King street will fall into line.  The area to be controlled is small and the 50 constables who are deployed as Smart City enforcers, could easily control the traffic.The Scheme is a burden and hated by the overwhelming majority of citizens;  is negating Central Government’s efforts in ending corruption and bringing transparency;  is saddling M&CC with an unequal Contract and unfair profit-sharing;  is a drain on Guyana’s foreign exchange;  is killing business in Georgetown;  and except for the profit harvest, it doesn’t do Smart City much good since the past of so many of its management and operatives are  being uncovered disturbing their privacy.  The Scheme does no one any good and should forthwith be scrapped since the longer it lingers, the more damage will be caused.Yours sincerelyJ. DeonauthSecretary of the GCA. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCoincidence or deliberate: No parking meter in front of Govt officials’ premisesJanuary 20, 2017In “Business”Parking meter fiasco continuesSeptember 23, 2016In “Local News”Govt, M&CC at loggerheads over streets allocated for parking metersMarch 17, 2017In “Business” read more

We spent €50 million a week on alcohol in 2013 and 75

first_imgWe can no longer afford to accept our harmful relationship with alcohol as the norm.IRELAND SPENT €50 million a week, lost 3,230 work and study days in a year and binged most of the time last year.The latest figures from the Health Research Board also show that 15% of 18-24 are classed as alcohol dependent. Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall IrelandThe report also found that:75% of all alcohol consumed was done so as part of a binge drinking sessionOne in five (21.1%) drinkers engaged in binge drinking at least once a weekAlmost two thirds (64.3%) of 18-24 year olds consumed six or more standard drinks on a typical drinking session in the last yearMore than half (54%) of 18-75 year old drinkers were classified as harmful drinkers which equates to 1.35 million harmful drinkers in IrelandOne in eight (13%) men and almost one in ten (9%) women drank their recommended weekly guidelines in one sittingAmong 18-24 year-olds, 28% of men and 22% of women consume weekly guidelines in one sittingWe spent more than €50.6 million was spent on alcohol in the week prior to the study3,230 work-or-study years were lost through alcohol related illness in the year prior to the study43% of standard drinks are consumed at home, 42% in a pub/nightclub and 10% in restaurant or hotel64% of men and 51% of women started drinking before the legal age of 18Monthly binge drinking most common among 18-24 year old age group (at 60%)Harmful drinking is highest among 18-24 year old age group (at 75%).Dependent drinking is highest among 18-24 year old age group (at 15%).The report added that of the 6,000 people surveyed, 21% had not drank in the last year. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandThe authors of the report say that the figures underline the “harmful nature of drinking in Ireland.“This is the first time we have had such robust, detailed evidence on Irish people’s drinking habits. What is clear is we need to alter people’s perceptions of their drinking. The report shows people who defined themselves as ‘light or moderate drinkers’ actually drank six or more standard drinks in a typical drinking occasion, which is binge drinking’, says Dr Jean Long, Head of the Evidence Centre at the Health Research Board and co-author of the report.Alcohol Action Ireland, an alcohol awareness charity said that the normalisation of binge drinking was a problem.“[The survey] shows is the extent to which this situation – and the huge harms that our society suffers as a result – has become normalised,” said Suzanne Costello, CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland.“One in five people who defined themselves as ‘light drinkers who do not binge drink’ and half of those who defined themselves ‘moderate drinkers who do not binge drink’ were actually binge drinking on a typical drinking occasion.”Read: Irish alcohol prices are the highest in EuropeOpinion: The first step to fixing Ireland’s alcohol problem? Fight back against the drinks industrylast_img read more

Nama has clawed back €800 million from debtors putting assets beyond its

first_imgTHE NATIONAL ASSET Management Agency has recouped more than €800 million that debtors had transferred beyond the agency’s reach.Finance Minister Michael Noonan confirmed that the agency swooped for the assets, about two thirds of which was in property, in a reply to Fianna Fail Finance Spokesman Michael McGrath.The remaining third was mostly comprised of share portfolios as cash, the Finance Minister said.OffenceSpeaking to, McGrath said that there was a possibility that the debtors had committed an offence under section seven of the Nama act, which makes it an offense to withhold information relevant to the operation of the agency.He said that “it is implicit from the Minister’s reply that debtors went out of their way to put assets beyond the reach of Nama”. It does raise a fundamental question about the lack of co-operation from some of Nama’s debtors.He said that the bad bank deserved praise for pursuing debtors that had attempted to move assets, but added that “it would be naive to believe they had identified all instances where debtors moved assets beyond the agency’s reach”.Private sectorMcGrath said that the agency is facing a major problem with former employers transitioning into the private sector, often with intimate knowledge of Nama’s property portfolio.“That continues to be a major issue facing the agency…a cooling off period has been introduced, but the reality is they have a high staff turnover.”They don’t have long term jobs security, they have access to highly sensitive commercial information, and there is a real conflict of interest when they go on to join private sector property firms after their work with the agency.Read: How many Nama debtors have gone bankrupt so far?>Read: Nama has completed over €5 billion in loan and property sales so far this year>last_img read more

La Honda CRZ hybride et sportive à la fois découvrez les images

first_imgLa Honda CR-Z : hybride et sportive à la fois, découvrez les imagesÉtats-Unis – C’est au salon de Détroit que la firme japonaise Honda a exposé son nouveau modèle de voiture hybride : le coupé Honda CR-Z. En matière de technologie hybride, Honda n’en est pas à son premier essai puisque la Civic Hybrid et l’Insight sont commercialisées depuis 2008. Cette nouvelle venue devrait être mise en vente dans le courant de l’année 2010.À lire aussiMal des transports : pourquoi est-on malade en voiture et comment l’éviter ?Le prototype de la CR-Z avait déjà été dévoilé lors de différents salons automobiles. Mais c’est la version définitive que nous avons eu le droit de découvrir sur le salon de Detroit, qui a lieu du 11 au 24 janvier. Elle est certes moins futuriste que les prototypes qui avaient été proposés, mais pour une voiture hybride, elle montre un vrai look de coupé sportif.Ce modèle écologique peut utiliser l’énergie électrique ou, en mode essence, consommer 5 litres de carburant au 100 km et rejeter 117 grammes de CO2 par km. Il comporte trois modes de conduite, dont un mode économique. Découvrez ce modèle en images : 17 janvier 2010 à 11:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Viking launches two new high end longships

first_imgViking launches two new high end longshipsViking launches two new high end longshipsViking Cruises today launched two new additions, Viking Hild and Viking Herja, to its fleet of currently 64 river vessels. Viking Hild will sail the Rhine River from April on Viking’s Paris to the Swiss Alps itinerary, and later this year both new ships will sail Viking’s popular Danube Waltz and Rhine Getaway itineraries.The new ships integrate cutting-edge technology that reflects current travel trends and guest preferences for more spacious and open interiors. Accommodating 190 guests in 95 staterooms, Viking Longships have a patented layout that allows for two Explorer Suites – the largest river cruise suites in Europe, as well as seven two-room Veranda Suites; 39 Veranda Staterooms with full-size verandas; and 22 French Balcony Staterooms. Additionally, all Viking Longships have had sustainability upgrades, such as onboard solar panels, organic herb gardens and energy-efficient hybrid engines.“We are thrilled to launch two new ships to the river cruising market. Since we debuted the Viking Longships, we have amassed consumer and industry acclaim including recognition from Cruise Critic,” said Michelle Black, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand. “All our river ships are designed with our guests’ comfort in mind, offering sleek Scandinavian design and an abundance of space and natural light.”The christening of the two new ships marks another year of impressive growth for Viking. The company launched its third ocean ship, Viking Sky, in February and will add a fourth ocean ship, Viking Sun, in November. By 2019, Viking will have a fleet of six ocean ships and will be the largest small ship ocean cruise line.For additional information, contact Viking Cruises at 138 747 (Australia) and 0800 447 913 (New Zealand) or visit join the Viking Cruises community online, visit Source = Viking Cruiseslast_img read more

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But how plausible is this explanation It suggests that a political leaders age has something uniquely important to say about the policies she may pursue Yetappealing though it soundsthere is scant evidence in support of this hypothesis Ratherthere are perfectly plausible conventional explanations that help us explain the facts In particularpolitical economy theory points to the constellation of the three Is to help explain policy formation These are: ideasinterests and institutions The first I refers to the ideological framework orif you prefercognitive map of the political leader or party in question Thusfor instancea party ideologically committed to small government and free markets isother things equalmore likely to pursue economic reform than one committed to socialism and redistribution This explanation fits the experience of India in the early years after Independence With its overwhelming domination of the politythe Congress party couldarguablyhave pursued the economic model of its choice Yetthe socialist leanings of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru decisively shaped Indias turn toward Central planning and away from a market-oriented systemthe consequences of which we are still living with Whether you agreed with him or notNehru was an idea politician who chose a state-led economic model for India because he fervently believed in it himselfquite apart from the political benefits or costs to himself or his party The second I refers to the self-interested calculation of their own interests that a leader or party will engage inand the impact this will have on their chosen policies Thusas an examplea party whose votes come from the working classes and which receives money from trade unions willother things equalbe likely to pursue policies that favour the interests of labour The Congress Partyafter PM Indira Gandhi broke up the partyis a perfect illustration of the potency of self-interest in the determination of government policy Pitching herself as the champion of the poordowntrodden and marginalisedIndira Gandhi succeeded in sweeping to power by winning votes handsomely among the rural poor and minority groupsand repaid her constituency by further socialising the economy and widening the scope of redistribution Yetfew would suggest this turn in the partys policies even further to the left than Nehru reflected ideological zeal on her part Ratherit was Machiavellian power politics at its most brilliantreflecting the primacy of interest or what we in India loosely call vote-bank politics The third I refers to the political and other institutions through which political activity and decision-making are filtered Thusfor instancepolicies will be formulated differently in a presidential system as compared to a parliamentary system Even among parliamentary governmentsWestminster systemswith first past the post elections in individual constituencieswill generate different outcomes than European-style proportional representation systems where parliamentarians are picked from party lists The importance of our inherited political institutions is self-evident in the lead-up to next years general elections As much as the mediaor perhaps even the publicwould like the contest to be a Rahul Gandhi vs Narendra Modi presidential battle royalethe reality will be that whichever political grouping manages to stitch together a viable coalition before and cruciallyafter the elections will end up in powerirrespective of the individual nominally at the helm during the campaign A Westminster system simply will not give you the fireworks of Barack Obama vs Mitt Romneyas in last years election campaign in the US In realityof coursedifferent combinations of the three Isalong with other factorswill help determine the choices politicians make The opening up of the Indian economy after 1991as has been observed by manyoccurred in an ambience of crisis and at the point of a gun Yetthe subsequent pursuit of policies that ended the worst excesses of the licence raj and ushered in an era of rapid economic growth represented at least some measure of conviction by PV Narasimha Rao and most notablyAtal Bihari Vajpayee and the BJP-led NDA governmentwho accelerated reforms during their time in office On the other sidethe stalling or outright abandonment of reform under the Congress-led UPA since 2004 reflects as much an opportunistic calculation of where the votes do and do not lie as it does an underlying lack of faith in markets and clinging to the old socialist ideology of the partys earlier incarnations Likewisethe complacency of all major political parties in the face of the ongoing growth debacle may well be explained by the sheer political calculus that hand-wringing about the poor state of the economy in advance of the elections is unlikely to be a major vote-gettermixed in with an underlying suspicion that halfway complete economic reform has brought us mostly crony capitalismrather than a genuinely thriving market economy So whats age got to do with it Not muchif anything Rahul Gandhis youth hasnt led him to profess ideas or policies markedly different from the elderly leadership of his party Nor could one plausibly argue that Manmohan Singhs advancing years account for his failures as an economic reformer After allneither Rao nor Vajpayee were spring chickens when they jump-started Indias economic rise In politicsage isafter alla number It is ideasinterests and institutions that reign supreme The writer is an economics professor at Carleton University in OttawaCanada and co-author of Indianomix: Making Sense of Modern India For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Rubbishing rumours that he had engineered the dope fiasco surrounding Olympic-bound Narsingh Yadav a fuming Satpal Singh today said it was wrong to point fingers at him and his protege without any proof A fuming Satpal said the allegations against him were absolutely baseless and was ready to face any inquiry "They are trying to show Satpal and his team did it but we have nothing to do with this Don’t level allegations against us without proof If you have proof then come forward" Satpal the renowned wrestling coach and father-in-law of double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar told ‘Times Now’ File picture of Narsingh Yadav Reuters "Narsingh failed the dope test Where from Sushil Satpal’s names cropped up Personally I was very sad when I heard Narsingh failed dope test because I wanted a medal for the country "It is the players coaches and federation’s responsibility to see what they are eating How can you say that it is a conspiracy when you don’t have any proof" On the basis of Narsingh bagging the 74kg Olympic quota berth with a World Championships bronze last year Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) had named him to represent India at the Rio Games and Sushil’s demands for a trial were rejected by the Federation as well as the Delhi High Court after a lengthy legal battle But barely days before the sporting extravaganza Narsingh who was picked ahead of the Sushil to represent India at the Rio Games has been handed provisional suspension after he tested positive for a banned substance Soon after failing dope test Narsingh cried foul and said he was a victim of conspiracy Satpal said they had nothing personal against Narsingh and they went to the court only demanding for a trial so that the best wrestler in the weight category represents India in the Olympics "We went to the court only for a fair trial We did not went to the court to stop Narsingh After the court ruled in Narsingh’s favour Sushil’s chapter was closed We didn’t go to higher court because we wanted the best wrestler to represent India and win a medal for the country" he said Kolkata: The football crazy fans of Kolkata who have missed out on booking tickets for the FIFA U-17 World Cup final scheduled on 28 October will get another chance in the fourth phase of ticket sales beginning 6 October when the tournament kicks off All the tickets approximately 35000 have been sold out in three phases for the Salt Lake Stadium summit clash but FIFA local organising committee project director Joy Bhattacharjya today said there were still some left which would be sold in the fourth phase Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium will host the final of the 2017 U-17 World Cup Twitter/ @IndianFootball "All tickets in three phases are sold out but that does not mean there are no more tickets" he told reporters in a media interaction Overwhelmed by the response of city’s football fans the FIFA local organising committee will release more tickets in the denominations of Rs 80 200 400 and 800 (Category 4 to 1) on 6 October Bhattacharjya also said tickets for other big games including the Round of 16 and quarterfinals were still available "A lot of tickets for England and Chile games are still available for the fans We are glad Kolkata has some quality games in the group stage that include the likes of players such as Jadon Sancho who is currently training with senior Manchester City squad" Bhattacharjya also confirmed that the ticket sales in Delhi for the India matches witnessed massive interest for the group A games also involving Ghana USA and Colombia "Sales in Delhi has definitely picked up after it was announced that India will play at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the capital But there’s still a long way to go" he said Bhattacharjya blamed internet "connectivity issues" in Goa for lack of ticket sales and said physical tickets are sold in the region "Goa is a special case If you go to Goa there is huge connectivity issue So want to ensure that no one misses out on the World Cup and there will be big teams like Brazil playing in Goa" he said Bhattacharjya promised to take fans closer to the game through various exciting fan engagement activities such as the Mission XI Million festivals and the Trophy Experience beginning 17 August "This is the first time fans across any sport in India will get to witness a real winners trophy and not a replica The FIFA U-17 World Cup trophy will tour the six host cities presenting a chance to see the real trophy before the eventual winners lift it on 28 October" he said New Delhi:Hockey India on Thursdaystrongly opposed the Indian Olympic Association’s controversial decision to make scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala its life presidents In a letter addressed to IOA president N Ramachandran Hockey India chief Mariamma Koshy expressed the federation’s strong opposition to the move Representational Image AFP "Hockey India is opposed to the resolution which was passed in haste as last item within half minute and without any discussion by nominating Mr Suresh Kalmadi and Mr Abhay Singh Chautala as Life President of IOA and the meeting was then declared closed after that" Koshy said in the letter He added "Kindly put the 3 votes of Hockey India as opposed to the resolution in which Mr Suresh Kalmadi and Mr Abhay Singh Chautala were appointed the Life President of IOA" Koshy took over HI chief’s post last month after former boss Narinder Batra was elected as FIH president It may be noted that Batra had been at loggerheads with Ramachandran for long Kalmadi and Chautala were elevated to the honorary position at the IOA’s Annual General Meeting in Chennai on 27 December shocking the Indian sporting fraternity and leaving the Sports Ministry fuming The Sports Ministry has issued a show-cause notice to the IOA threatening derecognition of the sports body if it does not reverse its decision IOA has been given time till tomorrow to reply to the show-cause notice Beijing China:Chinese electronics giant Suning said it will take a majority stake in Italy’s InterMilan on Monday making the three-time European champions the most high-profile acquisition yet by investors from China Suning will pay 270 million euros ($306 million) for about 70 percent of the northern Italian team one of the biggest clubs in European football which is now entirely in foreign hands for the first time Chinese electronic giants Suning to buy around 70 per cent stake in Inter Milan AFP "Buying Inter Milan is part of Suning’s overall layout in the sports industry" Suning Holdings Group chairman Zhang Jindong said at a press briefing "It is an important part of Suning’s international development" Suning promised to inject funds to take Inter who finished fourth in this season’s Serie A back into the top 10 of European clubs by consistently qualifying for the Champions League "Suning will inject a steady stream of capital investment in Inter Milan which will help it attract more talented players worldwide to once again win glory with strong backing" said Zhang Inter’s great cross-town rivals AC Milan with whom they share the city’s iconic San Siro stadium are also in talks with Chinese investors over a possible sale following 30 years under the control of former Italy prime minister Silvio Berlusconi Inter who are 18-time Italian champions have been under foreign control since 2013 when Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir took a 70 percent stake Under the new deal Thohir’s International Sports Capital becomes the sole minority shareholder and Thohir retains his position as club president Massimo Moratti Inter’s former president who oversaw a period of success including Italy’s first league Cup and Champions League treble in 2010 departs the club ‘World football superpower’ Inter now becomes the biggest acquisition yet in what has been a spending spree by Chinese investors spurred by President Xi Jinping’s ambitions to import talent and expertise that can turn China into a global football power Last December state-backed China Media Capital snapped up a 13 percent stake in Manchester City for $400 million and real estate powerhouse Dalian Wanda owns 20 percent of Spain’s Atletico Madrid In January Chinese model car-maker Rastar completed a 54 percent acquisition of Spain’s Espanyol 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the President spoke by phone with Nawaz Sharif,rename places and project people of a particular section as the only icons… The Mayawati government is blatantly misusing and wasting public fund and not a single penny is being spent on development works, said SP national general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav BJP state president Surya Pratap Shahi said the BSP government should name the districtsinstitutions and programmes after UP leaders and freedom fighters and not politicise the procedure For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AFP | Sochi (russia) | Published: May 6 2016 9:04 am Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abein London Britain May 5 2016 (Reuters) Top News Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in a bid to bolster ties and seek to resolve a decades-long territorial dispute Tokyo-Moscow relations have been hamstrung by the row dating back to the end of World War II when Soviet troops seized the four southernmost islands in the Pacific Kuril chain known as the Northern Territories in Japan Japan and Russia’s lingering tensions have prevented them ever signing a peace treaty to formally end World War II hostilities hindering trade and investment ties “This is a complex multi-faceted issue that can only be resolved in a manner acceptable to both sides through an even deeper partnership between the two countries” Putin’s chief foreign policy advisor Yury Ushakov said ahead of the visit Share This Article Related Article Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said in April that Russia and Japan had agreed to start negotiations on signing a peace treaty “as soon as possible” after the meeting His Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on a visit to Tokyo last month said Russia wants to “move forward” in relations but is not prepared to budge on the “result of World War II” Putin said during a public phone-in in April that he thinks “a compromise could be found at some point — and it will be found” on the territorial dispute Moscow hopes the meeting will help create a “constructive atmosphere in bilateral relations” but “immediate serious progress” is unlikely Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned Despite the warmer words from the Kremlin tensions between the two sides continue to surface and Japan has hit Russia with sanctions over the Ukraine crisis Russia has in turn angered Japan recently by building new modern compounds for its troops stationed on two of the disputed islands Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also infuriated Tokyo by visiting one of the islands home to some 19000 Russians last year Putin said last month he welcomed Abe’s visit as it comes despite “pressure from (Japan’s) partners particularly the United States” Abe will later this month host a summit of the Group of Seven advanced industrial countries from which Russia has been excluded over its annexation of Crimea “Evidently Japan will try to act as a kind 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hot often frustrating work ranging from overseeing basic infantry training to trying to create modern logistics systems for an army in which many soldiers cannot read or write “There are enormous challenges ahead” said Brig Gen Roger Turner who led a task force in Helmand five years ago and who has returned as commander of around 300 Marines training and advising the Afghan army and police When the Marines left Helmand in 2014 they did not expect to return but building the Afghan army has been slower than anticipated Many issues trainers focus on such as improving army leadership or getting troops off vulnerable checkpoints are ones American advisers have recommended for years Insurgents control five of Helmand’s 14 districts and contest the others threatening the capital Lashkar Gah where they have a strong foothold just outside the city centre Afghan forces are suffering thousands of casualties and without near-daily air strikes by US fighters and helicopters said Colonel Asmatullah Gharwal intelligence officer for the Afghan army 215th Corps “we would probably not be able to defend Helmand province” With US commanders declaring that Afghanistan faces “stalemate” the Pentagon is expected to add between 3000-5000 troops to more than 13000 coalition forces already there though there are no signs it plans to send them into combat That would leave the task essentially unchanged – not to defeat the Taliban but to get Afghan forces to a point where they can fight alone and force the insurgents to negotiate For Turner the key is improving army leadership an issue US advisers have stressed constantly but with mixed success since the NATO-led coalition ended combat operations in 2014 For years the government’s hold on Helmand one of the world’s major opium-producing regions has been undermined by corruption reaching to the senior ranks of the military The last commander of the 215th Corps appointed to clean up the unit last year was arrested after stealing his own soldiers’ food and firewood But the Americans have been impressed by his successor General Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai a former commando who has replaced about 50 senior officers Turner said the government in Kabul was now more serious about replacing ineffective leaders “When we were here before you could have a completely ineffective leader in position and you’d pretty much just have to deal with it” “DOING THEIR JOB” Camp Bastion the dusty patch of tents containers and barbed wire where the Marines are based is a shadow of the sprawling complex coalition troops occupied at the height of the war when more than 100000 of them fought the Taliban Instead of conducting combat patrols as many did on previous deployments Turner’s Marines work with Afghans training soldiers and helping plan and carry out missions to defend the province “The first thing as with anything is re-establishing security” said Col Matthew Reid Turner’s second-in-command adding that while Lashkar Gah had been held “the outlying districts have been more at risk than anticipated” Although they are no longer normally in combat so-called “green-on-blue” insider attacks by Afghan soldiers remain a threat US advisers were also closely involved in recent Afghan reinforcement and resupply operations in the heavily contested towns of Sangin and Marjah scene of one of the biggest battles the Marines fought in Afghanistan when they were there in 2010 Both operations were judged by the advisers as big successes involving considerable planning and preparation and clearing dozens of roadside bombs For the Marines such successes should encourage local forces to get off checkpoints and onto the offensive where they generally suffer far fewer casualties although many in the Afghan army would clearly welcome more support “We lost five districts to the Taliban” said Col Gharwal of the 215th Corps “If we have ground forces with us from the Marine Corps to clear these districts then I am sure we will have very good security” That is unlikely to happen without a major strategic shift from Washington Meanwhile the Marines work with Afghan instructors teaching everything from clearing mines to coordinating mortar fire “I was excited to come back to Helmand” said Staff Sergeant George Caldwell as he watched soldiers practising raiding a house “The way they conduct operations now is completely different I can see the improvement from five years ago” Many questions remain about whether Afghanistan’s mix of corruption and political dysfunction will outweigh any progress made and whether after 16 years of American presence in Afghanistan a new approach is needed But in Helmand the Marines leave those questions for others “I’m a big believer in everyone doing their job as well as they can” Turner said “That’s how I reconcile this stuff and make sure we don’t lose focus on issues beyond our control” For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News Police arrested Shetty on the charge 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we conducted interviews for Hadapsar Assembly constituency and on Sunday the remaining seven constituencies will be taken up, Gaikwad said NCP leaders Ajit PawarDilip Valse Patil and Ramesh Shenge conducted the interviews While talking at a press meet on SaturdayAjit Pawar said the party wanted to join Congress to avoid division of secular votes He said they wanted to contest 124 seats if the alliance takes shape During municipal elections in Mumbai the alliance with Congress failed to materialise and there was a lot of confusion We want to avoid this and so we will interview party aspirants for all 288 seatshe said Another senior leader from the NCP said they were capable of going it alone as they were strong in all the eight Assembly constituencies in the city We are strong in Pune as well as in Western Maharashtra and we can go alone? LIVE UPDATES: 5. For all the latest India News, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, His first international wicket may have come in the form of New Zealand captain and star batsman Kane Williamson but he was pretty much pummelled by Martin Guptill, We condemn the incident and apologize for it, Bhattacharjee said at the condolence meeting for SFI leader Sudipto Gupta Referring to the death of Gupta in police custody on April 2 for which the protest was held when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the finance minister were entering Yojna Bhavan in Delhi on April 9Bhattacharjee said? While Shraddha has been shooting for Saaho in Hyderabad already,Ballabhgad, For all the latest Pune News, are going to air in alternate episodes.

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