China Construction Bank boosts profit but growth slows

first_img whatsapp China Construction Bank boosts profit but growth slows Show Comments ▼ PROFITS at China Construction Bank (CCB) rose by a fifth in the second quarter as the world’s second-biggest lender by market value seeks to raise 75bn yuan (£7.1bn) to fuel growth.Profit growth at CCB, China’s biggest lender to home buyers and construction projects, beat market expectations, but slowed from a rise of more than a third in the last quarter.China has stepped up efforts in recent months to curb property and infrastructure lending, conducted stress tests on mortgage loans and increased scrutiny over banks’ loan books. This has triggered investor concerns over banks’ asset quality after a lending binge last year.CCB, which is 11 per cent owned by Bank of America, said it earned a net profit of 35.6bn yuan (£3.38bn) during the April-June period, compared with 29.6bn yuan a year earlier.The results beat the expectations of seven analysts polled by Reuters, who forecast on average that CCB’s quarterly profit would rise 16 per cent to 34.3bn yuan.In the first half, CCB’s profit rose 27 per cent. That compares with a 60 per cent jump at China Merchants Bank and a doubling in earnings at newly-listed Everbright Bank.“The growth is higher than I expected,” said Jin Lin, analyst at Orient Securities in Shanghai. “Loan expansion will be the main driver of profit growth for banks in the future.”CCB plans to sell 75bn yuan (£7.1bn) worth of shares in Shanghai and Hong Kong as early as the fourth quarter to replenish capital. whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Sunday 22 August 2010 10:00 pm Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Esports for everyone

first_img In the first of a series on the future of esports and gaming, Michael Pollock argues that the future will belong to those prepared to defy conventional boundaries and target multiple demographicsHarrah’s Resort in Atlantic City recently held an esports tournament in which 44 tables of four players were set up. The seats were filled, and the atmosphere was tense. Players, who had spent countless hours perfecting their skills, clenched their jaws and settled into their seats. As the words such as “four bam” and “three crack” filled the air, chit-chat had ceased, and serious competition had commenced.Notably, if you were looking for a 16- or 18-year-old in this group, you would have had to rifle through the wallets of the participants to find pictures of their grandchildren. Indeed, if you had asked any of the gladiators in the room how long they have been playing esports, the response would have been issued in two parts. Part 1: “Sssh. Can’t you see I’m playing?” Part 2: (After a brief pause) “E-what?” For those who are still clueless as to the nature of this particular battlefield, we have one word for you: Mahjong. The demographics of the player could be described as overwhelmingly female (a handful of males were sprinkled among the players), over 50, with significant disposable income and an equally valuable commodity: prodigious amounts of free time to fill afternoons on a Monday and Tuesday. In every sense, this was an esports conclave, although the tournament was not billed as esports, and was a four-wall event in which Harrah’s played no role, other than to rent the room. Harrah’s benefited in multiple ways, in multiple cash registers, from hotel revenue (many of the participants had traveled 50 or miles to play) to food-and-beverage, to slot revenue (American mahjong players tend to prefer slots, based on our observation).When we meet with our client base, we lay down certain rules of the road: • Rule 1: Leave your present conception of esports at the door. • Rule 2: ESports can serve multiple functions, including serving as a marketing tool that relies on a rifle-like approach, rather than a shotgun approach. In other words, offerings can be tweaked to target groups ranging from the oft-cited millennials to their grandparents, and to every group in between. • Rule 3: Be creative in your approach, and think outside the proverbial box (in other words, when in doubt, see Rule 1 above). • Rule 4: Do something.The world is changing, and the traditional gaming industry must change with it. It is easy and simple to stick with existing formulas. That is the working model that served so many leading companies for so many years, from Kodak and Xerox to Sears and K-Mart. The gaming industry is taking an increasingly closer look at eSports, and they are correctly shocked at some of the findings.At Spectrum ESports Advisors, we support the notion put forth recently by Goldman Sachs, which wrote: “ESports viewership is already outpacing some major league sport audiences.” The report notes, for example, that 2017 viewership of the League of Legends championships outpaced viewership of the World Series, NBA finals and the Stanley Cup Finals. Quite notably, League of Legends viewership outpaced the Stanley Cup viewership by a margin of more than 5-1.Branded tournaments such as League of Legends, which attract a younger demographic, are desirable and need to be critical arrows in the quivers of every gaming operator seeking to participate in esports. But if targeting millennials is your sole goal, you will be violating Rule 5: Don’t assume that the games millennials play today will be the games that millennials will play in 2024, 2030 and beyond. All of this brings us to Rule 6: Follow the conventional wisdom at your own peril. Experience dictates that the conventional wisdom in gaming has been wrong more often that it has been right. If every casino operator had followed conventional wisdom, table games (particularly craps) would have been dismantled years ago, and sold for firewood. The smarter players in esports will be those who have the flexibility and the imagination to broaden their offerings and sharpen their marketing efforts to adapt to changing times, and to target different demographics. Esports and gaming will evolve in coming years (a topic we will address further in coming analyses) but suffice it to say that the evolution will encompass esports: • As an amenity (think mahjong or boxing) • As a player-vs-player activity (think poker) • As a pari-mutuel activity (think of traditional pari-mutuel sports) • As a straight betting proposition (think of sports betting) This evolution will neither be easy, and pitfalls will emerge. That is inevitable. It is also inevitable, however, that the future of esports belongs to those with the gumption to defy conventional practices. We are not advocating mahjong as the next frontier in esports. Rather, we are advocating a new way of looking at the world to uncover multiple frontiers, targeting multiple demographic groups with multiple offerings. With that in mind, the final question in this tournament is: What does the “e” in esports stand for? In our mind, it stands for “everything.”Michael Pollock is Principal, Spectrum eSports Advisors, a strategic alliance between Spectrum Gaming Sports Group and Millennial Esports’ Executive Chairman Alex Igelman, established to provide guidance, advisory, and oversight service to policymakers, gaming operators and others who seek to engage in esports. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Esports for everyone Email Address Michael Pollock argues that the future of esports in a gaming context will belong to those prepared to defy conventional boundaries and target multiple demographics Topics: Casino & games Esports Marketing & affiliates Strategy Video gamingcenter_img Casino & games Tags: Online Gambling Video Gaming Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 6th November 2018 | By Stephen Carterlast_img read more

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Hills appoints Fuchs to drive US digital growth

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Tags: Online Gambling William Hill US has appointed technology and media specialist Kenneth Fuchs as president of digital as it seeks to build on its presence in the expanding US sports betting market.Fuchs joins from sports data supplier STATS, where he served as chief executive. STATS provides a range of data-driven products including content, software and analytics for brands such a Google, Apple and ESPN.Prior to this, he was vice president of Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Entertainment and Music, overseeing operations and strategy for each vertical. Earlier in his career, Fuchs also held senior roles with media corporations Time Inc and Fox Interactive Media.“William Hill US already has an established, successful business in Nevada and has made fantastic progress since sports betting was legalized elsewhere earlier this year,” Fuchs said of his new employer. “I look forward to working with the team in our pursuit of market leadership and delivering great digital and mobile experiences for our customers and partners.”Joe Asher, chief executive of William Hill US, said Fuchs would help the operator build on its existing US sports betting footprint.“Fuchs has a proven record at leading technology/media companies and a strong digital background that will allow us to continue to innovate and enhance our digital offerings as additional states legalise sports betting,” Asher said.William Hill currently operates 108 sportsbooks in the state of Nevada and also provides consumers with a mobile sports betting application. Since the repeal of PASPA in May this year, the bookmaker has expanded beyond Nevada into other states that have legalised sports betting.The company now operates at Monmouth Park Racetrack, Ocean Resort Casino and Tropicana Atlantic City in New Jersey, and also runs a sports betting app in the state. William Hill was the first gambling company to take legal sports bets in the newly regulated market back in June.William Hill is also a licensed sports betting provider for a number of casinos in Mississippi, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, all of which have legalised sports betting in the past six months. The company serves as the exclusive risk management solutions provider for the Delaware Lottery’s sports betting offering.This expansion has been boosted by William Hill’s partnership with casino giant Eldorado Resorts. Announced in September, the operator serves as the exclusive provider of land-based sports betting services for Eldorado, with the deal also allowing it to roll out online wagering in a number of states where regulation permits.Meanwhile, William Hill has confirmed that David Lowden is to step down as a non-executive director of the company in order to become chairman and independent non-executive director of healthcare and communications group Huntsworth.Lowden will officially exit his role at William Hill on March 4, 2019. Kenneth Fuchs previously had spells with STATS, Yahoo, Time Inc. and Fox Interactive Media Topics: Sports betting Strategy Hills appoints Fuchs to drive US digital growth 19th December 2018 | By contenteditor Sports betting Regions: USlast_img read more

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Fresh troubles for MLS is Back tournament, players from two more…

first_img Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Suresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’Players and staff are tested the day before each game during the MLS is Back tournament. Because of the positive and inconclusive tests, the league’s protocol for the tournament called for both teams to undergo another set of testing on Sunday.Both teams had already announced their starting lineups for the match when it was called off shortly before its scheduled kickoff.The league did not announce when the match would be rescheduled.The postponement is the latest hiccup for the tournament, which has already had two teams drop out because of a spate of Covid19 cases.FC Dallas and Nashville were both withdrawn earlier this week, reducing the tournament to 24 teams. FC Dallas had 10 players and one coach test positive for the virus. Nashville had nine players test positive. Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates Facebook Twitter Latest Sports News WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Previous articleCricket : With victory over England in bag, West Indies team scores ‘Lifebuoy’ partnershipNext articleUnited World Wrestling: Lalovic set to be re-elected as UWW President for 6 years term Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Football Cricket Major League Soccer postponed a match between Toronto FC and D.C. United shortly before it was scheduled to begin on Sunday morning because of one unconfirmed positive test and one inconclusive test for coronavirus.The unconfirmed positive test was for a D.C. United player, while a Toronto player returned the inconclusive test Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – July 13, 2020 FootballLatest Sports NewsSportcenter_img Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Bernardeschi denied by the upright as Italy come close to doubling advantage; Follow Live Updates Football Football TAGSCovid19 impact on sportMajor League SoccerMLS is BACK LiveMLS is Back ScheduleMLS Live Streaming SHARE Fresh troubles for MLS is Back tournament, players from two more teams test positive RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Cricket Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The game is now due to be played on July 13 at 9am ET and broadcast domestically on ESPN2. Toronto FC and DC United’s subsequent games in the tournament have also been pushed back a day to help players prepare.“We believe the tournament can still be conducted safely,” MLS deputy commissioner Mark Abbott told reporters. “And if at the point we determine it can’t, obviously we would make a decision then.“In the case of Dallas and Nashville, the decision was made that based on the extent of the positive tests in those teams (and) their ability to train, that the more prudent course was to withdraw them. But we had established a set of protocols that are working as they were designed, which is to identify players that have had positive tests for Covid-19, to remove and separate them from the team and isolate them. And to continue the process of testing the other players…We view this (case) as the process working,” Abbott said.last_img read more

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BK Group Plc ( Q12015 Presentation

first_imgBK Group Plc ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about BK Group Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (  2015 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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United Investments Limited ( Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Investments Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about United Investments Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Investments Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Investments Limited (  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnited Investments Limited is an investment holding company that specialises in investment management in Mauritius. In addition, the company also engages in the manufacture and sale of fertilizers and liquid fertilizers, sale of other agricultural products, industrial and agricultural machinery, rental of agricultural equipment, as well as in fishing and seafood distribution activities. United Investments Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Orlando Charity Seeks Volunteers

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Clean the World Announces Relief Effort to Help HaitiOrlando-based social enterprise Clean the World needs hundreds of volunteers here in Central Florida ASAP to support a major, new relief effort to help hurricane victims in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew has killed almost 900 people and left thousands more in southern Haiti in a desperate situation.  Central Floridians can help by supporting the “Haiti Needs Your Help” relief effort. Follow the hashtag #SoapSavesLives on Facebook and Twitter for updates.Clean the World is urgently trying to send 400,000 bars of soap and disaster relief hygiene kits to hurricane victims in southern Haiti. This will help against the cholera outbreak that is likely to follow. Clean the World urges hundreds of volunteers to make a difference this week by visiting its Orlando distribution center to help package the life-saving soap so it can be shipped quickly.“Please invite your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and church groups to volunteer at our distribution center this Monday to help us move out these hygiene items ASAP,” says Clean the World Founder and CEO Shawn Seipler. “Let’s work together to bring relief and hygiene to our struggling friends in hurricane ravaged Haiti.” Seipler is available for in-studio interviews during your Sunday morning newscast to discuss the “Haiti Needs Your Help” effort.  He is also available for interviews throughout the day this Sunday.  News crews are invited to visit the Clean the World distribution center Monday from 8 AM to 1 PM to interview volunteers working to make a difference.  The center is located at 400 Pittman Street, Suite A in Orlando, FL 32801.Clean the World also needs donations to help pay to ship the soap and disaster relief hygiene kits to southern Haiti.  Every donation of 50 cents will ensure a bar of soap is delivered to a child or mother in need in southern Haiti.  The Orlando social enterprise hopes to raise $200,000 to deliver 400,000 bars of soap and disaster relief hygiene kits to Haiti. To donate, go here.About Clean the World Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to the mission of saving millions of lives around the world while simultaneously diverting hotel waste from landfills. The organization collects discarded soap and other hygiene products from more than 4,000 hotel and resort partners and operates recycling centers in North America, Asia, and Europe. Clean the World provides hygiene education and micro-lending to make hand washing and local soap purchases a lifelong habit in developing regions. Through its hygiene kit program, Clean the World provides personal care items to relief organizations throughout North America. Since 2009, more than 35 million bars of Clean the World soap have been distributed in 100 countries.  UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I have a lot of clothes to donate Kenly Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSCharityClean The WorldHaitivolunteers Previous articleHow to prevent accidental shootingsNext article429 interchange reopens Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Please enter your name here Reply October 13, 2016 at 4:50 pm Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 1 COMMENT Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Nominet Trust seeks nominations for 100 best tech projects for social change

first_img Howard Lake | 20 July 2014 | News Tagged with: Awards Digital Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Nominet Trust seeks nominations for 100 best tech projects for social change  45 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 “In 2013, Pavegen reached a major milestone in regards to its number of projects and revenue generation. Being selected can be attributed towards our success, with data analytics tracing a spike in sales enquiries and online presence, to the time of our recognition on the Nominet Trust 100.”Cancer Research UK Cell SliderCancer Research UK also made the list for its Cell Slider project.  Programme Manager Hannah Keartland said:“The Nominet Trust 100 helps raise the profile of high-quality social tech projects around the world, particularly for projects like ours that rely on the power of the crowd.  It is also a great platform to showcase technology for good and gives us the chance to connect with leaders in the field”.Nominations for 2014Nominations for the Nominet Trust 100 can be made until 26 September 2014. They can be made online via the Social Tech Guide  or via Twitter using the hashtag, #nt100.The final 100 will be selected from the nominations by a steering committee chaired by Annika Small and including Charles Leadbeater; Lucy Bernholz; Dawn Austwick, CEO, Big Lottery; Tom Hulme, Director, IDEO; and Rodrigo Baggio, Founder and Executive Director of The Centre for Digital Inclusion (CDI).The results will be announced in November 2014. Nominet Trust, the UK’s only dedicated social technology investor, is asking for nominations for ventures that make use of digital technology for social innovation, to make up their second annual Nominet Trust 100.Nominations are open globally, and can cover projects using technology in a wide array of social problems, from education, human rights abuses, and health to climate change. Anyone from any country can submit an entry for a project and/or organisation that deserves to be recognised for its impact on society.Technology can consist of the web, mobile, big data or physical computing, or a combination of some of these.The key requirement however is that the technology must be tackling major social problems to make the world a better place.The list isn’t intended to be a top 100 in which the projects are ranked. The organisers say that it would not be possible or appropriate to measure projects against each other and against specific criteria.Annika Small, CEO, Nominet Trust, said:“We are looking for nominations of ventures that have inspired people in their use of technology to mobilise significant social change. In this way, the Nominet Trust 100 will showcase and celebrate the extraordinary ways in which technology is being used to tackle major social challenges and raise the ambitions of social innovators using technology.”Finalists from the 2013 NT100When asked about their technology of choice, the majority of 2013 NT100 finalists said that mobile technology (including apps) stood out as the technology of choice that will make the biggest impact on society due to increasing penetration rates on a global level.Although 83% of the finalists acknowledged there had been a growth in the awareness of the technology for good market, nearly two-thirds believed that more needed to be done to support awareness and growth. Lack of funding and/or investment was the most commonly cited problem (35%) for these social entrepreneurs.Pavegen installed 14 tiles outside the busy station of St Omer in Northern France. These powered LED lighting under benches and two USB ports.Being listed in the NT100 has brought benefits to many of the ventures, including Pavegen Systems, a technology company that has developed paving slabs to convert energy from people’s footsteps into electrical power. The slabs were first installed at the London 2012 Olympic Games at West Ham tube station.CEO and founder Laurence Kemball-Cook said: Advertisement Image: mobile phone thumbs up by Alex Millos on About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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first_img News March 13, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A WHITE WAVE FOR SYRIA March 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Syria With AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FRANCE, the INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (FIDH) , HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, the HUMAN RIGHTS LEAGUE (LDH), the PARIS BAR ASSOCIATION, the ACAT, the EURO-MEDITERRANEAN NETWORK FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, SOURIA HOURIA (Syria Freedom), the DAMASCUS DECLARATION, the COLLECTIF DU 15 MARS POUR LA DEMOCRATIE EN SYRIE (support group of March 15th for democracy in Syria), the CALL OF AVIGNON FOR SOLIDARITY WITH THE SYRIAN PEOPLE, REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS, the COLLECTIF URGENCE SOLIDARTE SYRIE (support group “Emergency and Solidarity Syria”), the UNEF (National Union of the French Students), the CGT (French trade-union), the CONSEIL DE COMMUNES ET REGIONS D’EUROPE (CCRE), the WORLD ORGANISATION AGAINST TORTURE (OMCT), the CITES UNIES FRANCE, and the support of the international advertising agency TBWA/Paris.Friday 15 March 2013, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.International gathering for the two-year anniversary of the start of the Syrian revolution in Paris,Place du Panthéon, at 7 p.m.In order to say “Stop!” to crimes against civilians, to demand that justice be done infavor of the victims, and to let the Syrian people know that they are not alone, we havelaunched a call for international protest, in solidarity with the Syrian people: “A WHITE WAVE FOR SYRIA”In less than three weeks, more than 30 cities in France have joined this movement,and in many occasions, the city council has decided to get deeply involved, like inLille, Montreuil or La Rochelle : they have elaborated actions, designed giant-sizedvisuals, and mobilized the public within the city itself and in its surroundings, fromassociative networks to universities and the local press, so they may all unite withthe Syrian people, holding a white piece of paper or cloth in their hands with theword “Stop!” on it.Cities and countries are getting mobilized all around the world: Geneva, Brussels, Sarajevo, New York, Cairo, Koweit City…We also count with the support of numerous villages in France and the Gorée Island in Senegal, and many individual initiatives have also spontaneously emerged here and there.We will be able to spread the White Wave across different time zones.Everyone will be able to post their pictures, wherever they live, with the word “Stop!”in their hands, on:http://www.vagueblanchepourlasyrie.organd thus amplify the movement by creating a massive web-event on the Internet.Several links have been set up to facilitate access to social networks (Facebook,Twitter…) in French and in English.A “500,000 screens” campaign has been launched on Dailymotion: “There are someimages that you cannot turn a blind eye to…”In Paris, a central gathering will be held on the Place du Panthéon at 7 p.m. Bertrand Delanoë, the mayor of Paris, will start the Wave with the Appel d’Avignon à la Solidarité avec le peuple syrien (Call of Avignon for solidarity with the Syrian people), the Théâtre du Soleil, the company of artists Les Passagers, and the Fédération des arts de la rue (street arts federation).The films “2’ for Syria” are currently being broadcast on France Télévision (across alltheir channels), TV5 Monde, France 24, La Chaîne parlementaire, Public Sénat, andreceive support from messages of Radio France and from the websites of thenewspapers and press organs Libération, Médiapart, Le Nouvel Observateur, Aufé, Saphir News, as well as those of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of thecity of Paris, and of the numerous cities that have joined our movement.All personalities, journalists and NGO officials are invited to meet between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the hall of the Mairie du 5ème arrondissement, Place du Panthéon.For further information, read this press release. Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists News Related documents communique_vague_blanche_en.pdfPDF – 1.48 MB February 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Organisation to go further SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News March 8, 2021 Find out more Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Newslast_img read more

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Ger and Elton can rock Thomond Park

first_imgAdvertisement Tutti Fruiti and Rocketman in Fields of Athenry? ONE of Limerick’s best known entertainers is on the brink of fulfilling a lifetime dream by singing on stage with one of his all-time musical heroes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ger Cusack, former lead singer with the Empire Showband and still performing with a number of musical ensembles in this region, could yet make a cameo appearance with superstar Elton John when he performs in Thomond Park on June 6.It would not be the first time that the Tutti Fruiti leadman and Rocketman Elton performed on the same stage. “If it came about, it would bridge a 41 year gap,” Ger told the Post.“The Ger Cusack Quintet were doing relief for Long John Baldry, a great rock back from London, in the Stella Ballroom in 1968 and I went down there around 6 o’clock to see if we could use their equipment, which they graciously agreed to lend us.“I got chatting to their keyboard player who turned out to be Reg Dwight, later to be known as Elton John, and I invited him up to Jack Bourke’s hotel in Thomas Street for a few pints.“There was only a small crowd at the gig but I never forgot that occasion. Aidan D’Arcy was on drums and ‘Fats’ Falahee was on the sax with us that night,” recalled Ger this week.Ger Cusack has been involved in music all of his life and after the demise of the showband era, has been lead singer with the Bryan Meehan Big Band and a number of other local musical groups.He is best remembered locally for his Empire Showband days. The band became the first to perform live on stage with a string orchestra when they released their first single, ‘It’s Only A Rumour’ backed by members of the Limerick School of Music at the City Theatre in 1966.The band, managed by the late Tommy Hynes, broke up two years later with Ger Cusack following a solo career.To mark over four decades at the forefront of Limerick pop music, friends of rugby-mad Ger Cusack are now trying to arrange for the local singing star to make a fleeting appearance on stage with Elton John at the iconic new Limerick stadium.“It’s a nice gesture,” said Ger. “I’ve bought my tickets for the show just in case but if I was asked to go on stage with Elton then it would be one of the highlights of my life”.Elton and Ger singing the Fields of Athenry in Thomond Park? That would be a moment to look forward to! Previous articleDeveloper’s SOS for Coonagh CrossNext articleFashion trends for Spring admin Facebook NewsLocal NewsGer and Elton can rock Thomond ParkBy admin – January 22, 2009 961 Twittercenter_img Print Email WhatsApp Linkedinlast_img read more

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The Mortgage Law Firm Announces Expansion

first_imgHome / Featured / The Mortgage Law Firm Announces Expansion The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Mortgage Law Firm Announces Expansion Tagged with: Eric Marshack Expansion Jason Cotton Oregon Renee M. Parker The Mortgage Law Firm Washington Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Eric Marshack Expansion Jason Cotton Oregon Renee M. Parker The Mortgage Law Firm Washington 2018-12-06 Donna Joseph Related Articles Previous: Where Are Americans Moving? Next: What Kraninger Brings to the Table  Print This Post Share Save The Mortgage Law Firm has announced its expansion into Oregon and Washington, adding to the firm’s existing footprint of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Oklahoma.Jason Cotton, Owner of The Mortgage Law Firm, said, “We opened these offices, first and foremost, to meet the current needs of our clients. But, the expansion is also a natural progression for our attorneys who grew up in the Pacific Northwest. It is important to The Mortgage Law Firm that we have meaningful roots in the states we represent and these states were a perfect fit.”Renee M. Parker joined The Mortgage Law Firm in 2017. She is currently the Managing Attorney for the firm’s Washington office. Ms. Parker has over 13 years of experience handling foreclosure matters, complex bankruptcy and civil matters, title insurance issues, and mortgage banking litigation.Parker was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2005, California State Bar in 2008, the United States District Court of Colorado in 2010. She was also admitted to The Supreme Court of the United States in 2011 (as well as all its District State Courts), United States Courts for the 9th Circuit in 2011, the Oregon State Bar in 2014, and the Arizona State Bar in 2018. During law school, Parker worked as a Research Assistant to Cynthia Starnes in updating the Article 9 section for Thomson-West’s Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated Uniform Commercial Code Forms, 3rd Edition to reflect the massive revisions of 2001.Eric Marshack is the Managing Attorney for The Mortgage Law Firm’s Oregon Office. Marshack has over 10 years of experience specializing in lender related bankruptcy matters, foreclosure cases, trustee defense, title issues, and related litigation in state and federal courts throughout Oregon and Washington. He graduated from the University Of Oregon School of Law in 2004. During school, he was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute Certificate of Excellence in Bankruptcy. Mr. Marshack has spent his entire legal career in the fields of bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, and related litigation. He is admitted to practice in the states of Oregon and Washington, including all Federal District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts.The Mortgage Law Firm provides comprehensive legal services in the mortgage default industry, including foreclosure, bankruptcy, loss mitigation, litigation, REO, title curative, eviction, replevin, and deeds-in-lieu. With the recent expansion, the firm currently has offices located in Temecula, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; Phoenix, Arizona; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Portland, Oregon; and Spokane, Washington. December 6, 2018 1,477 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Donna Joseph Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Featured, Headlines, News, Servicing Subscribelast_img read more

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Major investment plans for old Milford Hotel

first_img Facebook Major investment plans for old Milford Hotel Pinterest Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows A planning application for a mix of town houses and apartments at the old Milford Hotel has been submitted to Donegal County Council. The two million euro project would see part of the old hotel demolished while renovating the front of the existing building.The owners had the site on the market but it’s understood that when it didn’t attract a buyer they decided to proceed with their investment plans.A decision on the application is expected at the end of April.Cllr Liam Blaney says it’s important that the community of Milford be fully aware of what plans are on the table:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img By News Highland – March 29, 2019 WhatsApp Previous articleJunior Health Minister describes politics in Donegal as ‘unusual’Next articleLetterkenny ‘severely lacking’ in community Gardai – Chamber President News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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More men would bed boss to get ahead

first_img Previous Article Next Article More men would bed boss to get aheadOn 20 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Men aremore likely to sleep with their managers to secure promotion at work, accordingto a survey by online recruitment agency PlanetRecruit. Ofthe men questioned, 72 per cent said they would be prepared to have sex with theirboss if it would secure promotion. Less than a third of the women said theywould do so. PlanetRecruitsurveyed 450 people using its website to find out how they have tried to getahead at work.Again,more men (62 per cent) than women (38 per cent) said they were happy to resortto character assassination to secure better jobs. Furthermore, 70 per cent ofmen were happy to take credit for someone else’s work. MeganHayes, the report author at PlanetRecruit, said, “An interesting observationfrom the finding was that the male respondents tended to be much moreaggressive in their anti-PC stance, with women feeling more comfortableemploying less obvious or more underhand career-enhancing tactics.”Morewomen (54 per cent) than men were prepared to moan and gossip to win thesympathy vote of their colleagues and undermine their Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Nematophagous fungi from the maritime Antarctic

first_imgEighteen taxa of terrestrial predacious fungi (nematode-trapping species and endozoic parasites of nematodes) are reported from the maritime Antarctic (15 taxa from Signy Island, South Orkney Islands, and ten taxa from Galindez Island, Argentine Islands). Fifteen have been positively identified to species level, twelve of which have not previously been recorded in the Antarctic. They were isolated from several locally dominant moss species and soil associated with the two native phanerogams. Monacrosporium ellipsosporum and M. cionopagum were the most widely distributed trapping hyphomycetes while Harposporium anguillulae was the most frequently occurring endozoic fungus. All taxa were isolated from cultures maintained at 18.5°C but only five of these were recorded in cultures kept at 7°C. Eight different trapping mechanisms were recorded with adhesive knobs being the commonest structure. The relationship between fungal taxon and moss species or soil type is discussed. Although several species were recorded only in single samples M. ellipsosporum appeared to be associated with calcicolous mosses. M. cionopagum and H. anguillulae have comparatively wide ecological amplitudes. No nematophagous fungi were isolated from permanently saturated moss carpets or from the strongly acidic turf-forming Polytrichaceae. The possible importance of these fungi in the energy dynamics and their influence on nematode populations of Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems is considered.last_img read more

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Human-mediated dispersal of terrestrial species between Antarctic biogeographic regions: a preliminary risk assessment

first_imgThe distribution of terrestrial biodiversity within Antarctica is complex, with 16 distinct biogeographic regions (Antarctic Conservation Biogeographic Regions) currently recognised within the Antarctic continent, Peninsula and Scotia Arc archipelagos of the Antarctic Treaty area. Much of this diversity is endemic not only to Antarctica as a whole, but to specific regions within it. Further complexity is added by inclusion of the biodiversity found on the islands located in the Southern Ocean north of the Treaty area. Within Antarctica, scientific, logistic and tourism activities may inadvertently move organisms over potentially long distances, far beyond natural dispersal ranges. Such translocation can disrupt natural species distribution patterns and biogeography through: (1) movement of spatially restricted indigenous species to other areas of Antarctica; (2) movement of distinct populations of more generally distributed species from one area of Antarctica to another, leading to genetic homogenisation and loss of assumed local patterns of adaptation; and (3) further dispersal of introduced non-native species from one area of Antarctica to another. Species can be moved between regions in association with people and cargo, by ship, aircraft and overland travel. Movement of cargo and personnel by ship between stations located in different biogeographic regions is likely to present one of the greatest risks, particularly as coastal stations may experience similar climatic conditions, making establishment more likely. Recognising that reducing the risk of inter-regional transfer of species is a priority issue for the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, we make practical recommendations aimed at reducing this risk, including the implementation of appropriate biosecurity procedures.last_img read more

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Leonard scores career-high 45, Raptors beat Jazz 122-116

first_img Associated Press Tags: Basketball/Kawhi Leonard/NBA/Toronto Raptors/Utah Jazz January 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local Leonard scores career-high 45, Raptors beat Jazz 122-116 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 45 points, Pascal Siakam had a career-best 28 points with 10 rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Utah Jazz 122-116 on Tuesday night.Norman Powell scored a season-high 14 points, and the Raptors won their fourth straight at home.Jae Crowder scored a career-high 30 points, Derrick Favors had 21 and Donovan Mitchell scored 19 as the Jazz dropped to 10-12 on the road and 18-20 overall.Utah’s Rudy Gobert scored 16 points, and Ricky Rubio had 14.Leonard made all seven of his field-goal attempts in the third quarter and added five foul shots. His 19 points were the second most in any quarter by a Raptors player this season. Serge Ibaka scored 20 points in the first quarter of a Nov. 4 road win against the Los Angeles Lakers.Leonard shot 16 for 22 overall, missing all three attempts from 3-point range. He went 13 for 17 at the free-throw line.After making two 3-pointers in the first half, the Raptors connected on their first three long-range shots of the third quarter, turning a two-point halftime deficit into a 12-point edge midway through the quarter. Siakam went 3 for 3 from 3-point range in the third and scored 13 points. Toronto outscored Utah 44-32 to take a 95-85 lead into the fourth.Toronto guard Kyle Lowry sat for the eighth time in nine games because of a sore lower back. Before the game, the Raptors said Lowry had travelled to New York last Friday to receive anti-inflammatory injections.Rubio started after sitting out Saturday’s win over New York because of a sore left knee and sore lower back, while Crowder was back after missing the victory over the Knicks because of a sore left thumb.Leonard scored 10 points in the first quarter, and all five Raptors starters made at least one basket as Toronto led 26-24 after one.TIP-INSJazz: Utah has lost nine of 12 meetings against Toronto. … Utah outscored Toronto 22-5 in second-chance points. … Favors and Gobert each had nine rebounds. … Crowder went 5 for 7 from 3-point range. His career high is six made 3-pointers.Raptors: Toronto is 5-2 on New Year’s Day, including a 4-0 mark at home. … C Jonas Valanciunas had stitches removed from his surgically repaired left hand Saturday. Valanciunas still has a splint on his hand. … VanVleet scored seven points, failing to reach double figures for the first time in eight games. … Toronto matched a season-low with 20 3-point attempts.UP NEXTJazz: Visit Cleveland on Friday night.Raptors: Visit San Antonio on Thursday night.last_img read more

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GAIL reportedly plans InvIT to sell stakes in two Indian pipelines

first_img GAIL reportedly looking to sell stakes in the Dahej-Uran-Panvel-Dabhol and Dabhol-Bengaluru pipelines. (Credit: outgunned21/ FreeImages) GAIL (India) is reportedly looking to monetise its Dahej-Uran-Panvel-Dabhol and Dabhol-Bengaluru pipelines in India by establishing an Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT).The InvIT is likely to involve the Indian public sector natural gas transmission company divesting stake of 10-20% initially, reported PTI, citing sources with direct knowledge of the development.The Dahej-Uran-Panvel-Dabhol pipeline is located in Gujarat, while the Dabhol-Bengaluru has been built between Gujarat and Karnataka. Put together, the two pipelines are worth nearly INR60 billion ($820m), The Times of India reported.GAIL will hold majority stakes in the two pipelines.Its decision regarding the InvIT comes ahead of a planned separation of its pipeline business from the gas marketing function, as per the sources.InvITs are said to facilitate direct infrastructure investment of small amounts of money from either individuals or institutional investors in exchange for a small part of the income as return.Currently, GAIL’s natural gas pipeline network is spread over 12,502km with its pipelines built mainly in the western, southern, and northern parts of India.The company is also constructing more pipelines in eastern India, which includes the 3,400km long Urja Ganga gas pipeline project, that will run from Uttar Pradesh to Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, and the north eastern states.In late 2020, the company wrapped up the 444km long Kochi-Mangalore gas pipeline project in the states of Kerala and Karnataka in Southern India.The interstate natural gas pipeline was constructed with an investment of over INR57.5bn ($770m).Last February, Financial Express reported that the Oil Ministry in India had moved a cabinet note seeking approval for the spin out of GAIL’s pipeline business into a separate subsidiary and for its subsequent sale to a strategic investor. Initially, the Indian state-owned company is likely to pursue sale of 10-20% stakes each in the pipelineslast_img read more

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Lees & Waters grows in the South West

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Lees & Waters grows in the South West previous nextAgencies & PeopleLees & Waters grows in the South WestThe Negotiator14th April 20170555 Views Lees & Waters, an independent estate agency in Bridgwater, has moved to bigger, better premises and joined the Experts in Property network, improving marketing coverage for its client’s properties.Established in 2012 by directors, Andrew Lees and Wayne Waters, Lees & Waters concentrates on selling residential property in Bridgwater and the surrounding areas towards Burnham on Sea, Taunton, Watchet and Street.Since its launch, the agency has shared an office with its sister lettings company but has made the move to its own premises, a few doors away.In addition to the office move, Lees & Waters now works closely with Gibbins Richards, Westcoast Properties and nearly 80 other estate agency offices throughout the South West, from St Ives to Poole and Bristol, as part of the Experts in Property network of independent estate agents.Wayne said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have our own office, devoted to selling property. We didn’t want the old-fashioned desk scenario, which can make clients feel like they’re being interviewed or under interrogation!“Instead, we’ve opted for a calming homely feel; something that we’ve carried through to our dress code, which is also more relaxed – still smart and presentable but more friendly and approachable than the staid and conventional suit and tie.”Lees & Waters South West Lees & Waters growth South West April 14, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Scottish Bakers recognises key members

first_imgA selection of bakers have been recognised at the Scottish Bakers Conference, for their service to the Scottish bakery sector.Life Member Awards were handed to Gordon McGhee, past Scottish Bakers president, Dennis Brown of BFP, and Terry Tredget from Rondo. Keith Houliston of Bakels was also handed an Honorary Member award.Houliston joined Scottish Bakers in 1981 and was honoured for being “instrumental” in delivering study tours to the Scottish Bakers 40 Group for the association.McGhee, the past president was recognised for his key role in modernising the Association and significantly increasing its training and range of services offered.The bakers were handed the awards at the 124th conference, where McGhees Family Bakers of Glasgow was named Scottish Baker of the Year for 2015.last_img read more

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Jimmy Fallon Joins Lin-Manuel Miranda for a Hamilton Sing-Along

first_img Lin-Manuel Miranda View Comments Star Files Related Shows Hamilton has crowned Jonathan Groff and Andrew Rannells—plus, Brian d’Arcy James off-Broadway—as King George, and a certain late night talk show host has a few ideas in mind for more. Hamilfan Jimmy Fallon joined Lin-Manuel Miranda for a digital edition of the #Ham4Ham show on January 20, and offered up his many impressions and vocal stylings on the trans-Atlantic heartbreak anthem “You’ll Be Back.” If you ever dreamcast Paul McCartney, Rufus Wainwright, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Bono or more in the megahit, your dream (sort of) came true. Catch Miranda, the real king Jonathan Groff and more at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. from $149.00 Hamiltonlast_img read more

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Good timing: Distributed ledgers launch during the pandemic

first_imgA viral pandemic has proven to be the right moment for some forward-leaning credit unions to begin the long-planned rollout of new contactless technology for authenticating members.UNIFY Financial Federal Credit Union($3.2B, Torrance, CA) and Desert Financial Federal Credit Union($5.7B, Phoenix, AZ) are two of the first member-owned cooperatives to begin offering members digital credentials using distributed ledger technology, the blockchain tools that have been in development globally for the past several years.UNIFY and Desert Financial are co-owners of CU Ledger, a credit union service organization, and among the two dozen or so credit unions that are in various stages of deploying MemberPass. That’s the CUSO’s branded distributed ledger system for which approximately 500 digital credentials have been issued so far, all originated on members’ smartphones.The system bypasses the normal know-your-customer regimen of online and telephone challenge questions by allowing the same credentials to be used across all channels where it’s been enabled. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Mourinho to take Spurs training via video amid coronavirus lockdown

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff will put players through their paces from home starting Monday as the club holds live video training sessions amid the coronavirus pandemic.Spurs’ players are in self-isolation with Britain in lockdown and the Premier League suspended until at least April 30.The players so far have been working through their own individual training programs designed by the coaching and sports science teams, and England midfielder Harry Winks said they were still adjusting to the new routine. “It’s a bit strange for all of us, but I’ve got my head around it,” Winks told the club’s website.”We’ve all been given a schedule, but it’s flexible, we can do it in our own time.”So, for instance, I might have a lie in one day, but then I’ll work later. The important thing is to get it done.”On Sunday, the club said it gave Steven Bergwijn and Son Heung-min permission to return to their home countries. Son flew to South Korea for personal reasons, while Bergwijn returned to the Netherlands ahead of the birth of his child.Tottenham said both forwards will continue their individual rehabilitation and training programs during their time away.Bergwijn is recovering from an ankle injury picked up against Burnley earlier this month, while Son sustained a broken arm last month. center_img Topics :last_img read more

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UEFA report lays bare growing wealth gap in European football

first_img However, Deloitte’s report also showed that the Spanish champions generate almost six times the revenue of the fifth-biggest earning La Liga club, thanks to the success of their commercial operations. Even within the “Big Five” leagues, the Premier League is far ahead of the rest – it’s combined revenue of 5.4 billion euros in 2018 compares with 3.2 billion euros in the second-ranked German Bundesliga. France’s Ligue 1 is fifth with 1.7 billion euros of combined revenue in 2018, but champions PSG’s income alone reached almost a third of that figure. The report comes following a year in which radical changes to the format of the UEFA Champions League have been proposed by the European Club Association, and less than two months after Real president Florentino Perez became president of the new World Club Football Association. It has been reported that the WCFA has held talks with private equity partners over the formation of a global league. Read Also: UEFA removed Chelsea star from Team of the Year to fit in Ronaldo However, Ceferin added: “The report also shows that European club football is strong, united and resilient, and I am certain that European football can and will overcome these challenges and others just as successfully as it dealt with the threat of spiralling losses in the recent past.” The increased profits contrast with 2011, before UEFA’s introduction of the current Financial Fair Play system, when clubs reported an overall loss of 1.7 billion euros. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOThis 1982 Movie Is Better Than Any Other Blockbuster Up Today6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemLil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record!7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Unusual Facts About Bollywood, Pollywood And Tollywood5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon! Europe’s top-division clubs generated a combined profit for the second successive year in 2018, but the gap between the wealthiest sides and the rest continues to grow, according to a new report published by UEFA. The annual “benchmarking” report from European football’s governing body calculates that the combined profit of the 700 top-tier clubs across the continent was 140 million euros ($156 million) with total revenues up to 21 billion euros, an increase of one billion euros. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin admits that a new report “highlights a number of threats” to European football However, 75 percent of all revenues were generated by the so-called “Big Five” leagues of England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France. In addition, more than half of all top-division revenues for 2019 will be generated by just the top 30 clubs, according to preliminary reporting for the year. That underlines the power wielded by the continent’s very biggest sides, notably England’s so-called “Big Six” and the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. However, UEFA also highlight concerns about growing polarisation, both between the biggest leagues and the rest and between leading clubs in smaller leagues and those below them. “Despite a general improvement over time, TV distributions within many leagues are heavily skewed in favour of the biggest/most successful clubs, thereby widening the revenue gap between the big clubs and the others,” the report says. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said in the foreword to the report: “The report highlights a number of threats to continued European football stability and success. “These include the risks of globalisation-fuelled revenue polarisation, of a fragmenting media landscape, and of cases of over-dependence on transfer activity revenue.” The latest Deloitte Football Money League, published this week, ranked Barcelona the top club for 2018⁄19, ahead of Madrid, becoming the first to break the 800 million-euro barrier in revenue.last_img read more

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Ronaldo buys £6m mini estate

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Pirlo bags UEFA coaching badge Cristiano Ronaldo has added another mansion to his array of properties and this time it is in his country home Lisbon with reports claiming that the new house cost a staggering £6 million from the Juve star’s money pouch. The Portuguese star was reported to have acquired the real estate mansion in July 2018 after beating two other millionaires who were also in the bidding for the luxury apartment. According to a local report, the mini-estate is located in Avenida de Liberdade area of Lisbon and it incredibly boasts 288 square metres, with 3,100 square feet. With eye-catching features including a spa and indoor swimming pool, the £6 million-worth luxury apartment also has an exciting gym, latest electro domestics and three large bedrooms. The privacy-giving apartment was reportedly built 10 years ago when the Juventus star was at Manchester United. And because of its proximity to the neighbourhood where Ronaldo began his football career as a young ambitious footballer in Portugal, the site was said to have become a tourist place for local footballers. The former Real Madrid star added the luxury empire to his collection of landed properties with the hope of using it as a place of retirement after he stops playing professional football.Tags: Cristiano RonaldoJuventuslast_img read more

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Lagos Organises Capacity Training in Basketball

first_imgAs part of efforts to teach the basics of coaching cum techniques of the game, the Lagos State Basketball Association (LSBA) is organising a four-day workshop from October 25 to 28 for coaches in schools and academies. The training is staged in collaboration with Dynaspro with the aim of training the existing developmental Coaches as well as identifies new ones by evaluating their capability to handle children at their sensitive and formative ages.For the chairman of LSBA, Babs Ogunade, Dynaspro would be partnering, while the association would provide technical and managerial support for the partnership.“The LSBBA is saddled with the responsibility of developing the game in Lagos across gender lines.The clinics and trainings we have had speaks for itself, we are however not averse to partnerships and collaboration in improving capacity. We welcome inputs and partnerships from any well-meaning group, and in this case Dynaspro to partner and inject capacity building across all lines in the quest to teach and improve the game of basketball in Lagos State,” Ogunade said.According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dynaspro, Oluseyi Oyebode, among the objectives are; to ensure those saddle/to be saddled with the responsibility of impacting fundamental skills/knowledge are trained, tested and certified.He added that there would be appraisal for trainers in both theory and practical, while certificates and license would be issued to those that are successful based on the results.With a target of 250 participants with resource persons include former national basketball team coach to the London 2012 Olympic Games, Ayo Bakare; Adokie O’Brien, director, Nigeria Institute for Sports (NIS); Oliver Babatunde Johnson of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria; Prof. Clement Fasan of Lagos State University (LASU); Kindsley Ojiagburu, a FIBA Graded Referee; George Berefori of American International School, Lagos; Dr. Adeyeye Festus of University of Lagos (UNILAG); Nelson Peter, Deputy Director, Ministry of Youth and Sports and Prof. Grace Otinwa of University of Lagos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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How Representing Nigeria Fired Me to Win in USA, By Inyang

first_img“The two tournaments were very tough than those of last year but the tough training my dad puts me through as well as the experience I got by playing for Nigeria (at the ITF/CAT Championship) early this year helped me to win” he said, on arrival at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos at the weekend.Gabriel’s dad, Richard who is also his coach, said Gabriel was the main target by all the other opponents following his surprise win of the titles last year.“They were prepared for him. They knew he is very good and always want to give their best against him.” Richard credited the Brant Lake Camp for fine-tuning his son’s game and also thanked the VGC Club for supporting the training.He also said Gabriel got commendations from various coaches across America and Europe who came for the tournaments. He defeated Alex Weinberg of the US in both finals of the tournaments held in New York.Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) President, Dayo Akindoju, received Gabriel in Lagos and said the youngster and some other talents have raised the hope of Nigeria producing future stars in tennis reiterating the federation’s focus on talent development.Akindoju stated, “Gabriel and a host of other promising talents will form the foundation of our focus to develop tennis from the grassroots. Kids as young as six years old would be assessed through the years and their evaluation would be followed with recommendations to the ITF for scholarship at the High Performance Centre in order to bring out the best in their talents.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s emerging tennis wonderkid, Gabriel Inyang, has attributed the success of his two-month holiday training at the US to the experience garnered by representing the country at this year’s ITF/CAT tournament held April in Lagos.The 12-year-old from the Victoria Garden City Club, Lekki, Lagos defeated 10 Americans to claim the Baco Junior Tournament in July before rounding off on a memorable note with the Brant Lake Camp tournament title in New York later in the same month to bag a double-double having attained same feat last year.last_img read more

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Courtside: The NCAA actually did something right — for the most part

first_imgCombine that with the losses universities will undoubtedly face, and there simply won’t be much money to go around within athletic departments, especially considering the fact that less lucrative spring sports are typically financially supported by the school and not vice versa. Guaranteeing full scholarships to every returning senior just isn’t feasible, and even if it were, incoming and returning underclassmen would see their own aid reduced to balance it out. In that scenario, the entire recruiting landscape would be upended as athletes turn to schools where the financial opportunities are better — and there’s nothing schools could do about it.  Nathan Ackerman is a sophomore writing about sports and sociopolitics. He is also an associate managing editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Courtside,” typically runs every Friday. Eligibility relief for winter athletes was never a likelihood, but I have trouble understanding why. Sure, they only missed a small percentage of their season, but it was the part that they play for. They spent the entire season working toward their respective conference or NCAA tournament, and those parts — the most important ones — never happened.  From the perspective of the NCAA and individual schools, it’s a necessary detail. Thankfully, the NCAA avoided that.  I understand it’s an easier call for spring athletes to receive an extra year than winter sports. But why not at least extend the latter the opportunity? They’d have the same reduced scholarship stipulation that spring athletes have, but it’s better to give them the option than nothing at all.  In granting the extra year, though, it chose to properly consider the needs of athletes that had been stripped of well over half their season because of the coronavirus pandemic. Seniors can now go out on their own terms — nobody is robbed of a year of competition and, because of roster size and scholarship number expansions, incoming freshmen will bear a minimal burden. But despite the NCAA making the wrong call in not offering any extra eligibility to winter athletes, the organization overall made the right decisions Monday. I never thought I’d say this, but the NCAA actually made the right call. Like just about every other business in the United States, universities are poised to face significant financial repercussions as a result of the pandemic. Last Thursday, the NCAA announced that it would distribute $225 million to its various Division I programs in June — out of an original $600 million budgeted. My sympathy for the organization that knocks on the door of $1 billion in revenue each year is slim, but there’s an obvious ripple effect felt by athletic departments when the NCAA isn’t profiting at its usual standards.  Monday’s ruling to grant spring-sport student-athletes an extra year of eligibility represented one of the few times I can remember in which the organization actually seemed to care about the collective interests of its athletes. The issue of extended eligibility wasn’t as black -and -white as many gave it credit for, and the NCAA’s decision acknowledges that complexity, balancing the concerns of student-athletes with the obvious financial ramifications for schools.  It’s not a total win for student-athletes, however. A key caveat in the NCAA’s ruling is that those who would have exhausted their eligibility this year and choose to return for their additional year won’t be guaranteed their full scholarships — in fact, far from it. Schools have the authority to decide on a case-by-case basis how much aid that student should receive next year, whether that’s the full amount they awarded last year or no aid at all. That figure will certainly be a significant factor in almost every athlete’s decision on whether to stay or move on. There was plenty of speculation surrounding the NCAA’s decision in the days and weeks leading up to Monday’s announcement. Would eligibility relief be extended exclusively to seniors? What would happen with roster sizes and scholarships? Would the NCAA give any relief at all?  At the very least, the NCAA should have accommodated seniors who missed out on championship competition and are ending their career on about as abrupt a note as possible. The long-term repercussions for underclassmen would have been minimal, as rosters could return to their original size in 2021 and athletes wouldn’t have to deal with crowding and a potential loss of playing time.  But the organization’s decision wasn’t perfect. Winter- sport student-athletes who had their seasons cut short are now officially done with their collegiate career.  And whenever the NCAA does that — as surprising as it may be — it’s worth appreciating. From the perspective of student-athletes, it’s not perfect. Yes, they have the option to redeem the year that was taken away from them, but it’ll come at a price that’s out of their control.last_img read more

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Syracuse keeps bowl game hopes alive with 49-6 romp of Duke

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ DURHAM, N.C. — At his weekly press conference on Monday, Syracuse head coach Dino Babers’ stance toward his 3-6 SU team was firm. “The biggest thing is that we need to get better,” Babers said, “and we need to be able to find improvement in certain areas, and we’re striving to do that.”Babers had fired defensive coordinator Brian Ward the previous week after a 58-27 embarrassment of a loss to Boston College, one in which the Eagles rushed for nearly 500 yards and scored 34 points in the second quarter alone. It wasn’t just the defense that needed some sort of spark, though — the sluggishness was team-wide. Tight end Aaron Hackett described the Orange’s locker room as “hurting” following the contest and said he felt the season had been a disappointment to that point. For a Syracuse team that had been picked by many to finish second in the Atlantic Coast Conference during the preseason and had won 10 games the previous year, its 3-6 start wasn’t just a surprise, it was nearly a death blow. One more loss over its last three games would eliminate it from bowl contention. But if they could stop their four-game losing streak and somehow string together some wins, the Orange could potentially salvage a .500 season. On Saturday in Durham, for at least another week, Syracuse’s (4-6, 1-5 ACC) bowl game hopes were kept alive. As Babers hoped, SU improved in many areas, specifically on defense. The Orange jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 49-6 win over Duke (4-6, 2-4) to earn their first win against a Power 5 team this season. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There’s a celebration in there (the locker room),” Babers said. “It’s just one game, but how important a football game it was to us, was extremely based off of the things that have gone on the last two weeks, so I’m really excited for them.”After Syracuse’s loss to Boston College as well as the firing of Ward, the coaching staff told the players what was going on and what they expected of them, Babers said. A plan was put in place, and it was up to the players to accept it and work toward their goal of winning out. Babers and the players agreed that they did so, resulting in a strong couple weeks of practice. “We had two weeks to figure out who we wanted to be and how we wanted to end the season,” SU defensive end Kendall Coleman said. “And I think tonight was more of a statement that was made for ourselves as a look in the mirror of, we’re more than capable of being who we want to be, we just gotta go out and act on it.”Courtesy of Dennis Nett, Syracuse.comThe difference in SU’s mentality was evident from the get-go, when it took the Orange four plays to go 74 yards and score a touchdown on their first possession. Two of the plays were catches by Trishton Jackson, who had lined up in the slot as opposed to his usual outside receiver position. The Michigan State transfer beat his defender on both plays, the first a 50-yard gain and the second an 18-yard touchdown. On a later drive, Tommy DeVito handed off to Moe Neal before the running back himself handed the ball off to Taj Harris for a wide receiver reverse. The play went for 15 yards and was followed by another reverse resulting in a pass from Harris to DeVito. The Orange, who had been beaten on trick passes during three consecutive games earlier this season, used deception to their advantage. “Just letting loose,” SU running back Neal said. “At this point, the season hasn’t gone the way we wanted it to, we have nothing to lose. I tell the guys all the time, we just gotta act like we’re seven years old again and just go out there and play football, have fun, relax, just do what we do.”Syracuse hadn’t had a 100-yard rusher since Sept. 21 against Western Michigan but rode Neal’s 115 yards to dictate the pace of the game. He was aided by the physicality of SU’s offensive line, which had one of its best games of the season. It featured another tweak to the Orange’s game plan, swapping usual-center Airon Servais back to left tackle, the position he started the season at prior to Sam Heckel’s injury, and moving Carlos Vettorello in at center.Vettorello responded positively, anchoring an offensive line that gave up just one sack, tying a season-best. Neal found running lanes that had been missing for two months and was matched with his 115 yards by Jarveon Howard, who did most of his damage during garbage time. True freshman Jawhar Jordan also found success behind the offensive line, rushing for his first career touchdown. “The offensive line did a great job of opening holes,” Neal said. “…I feel like he (Carlos) held his own. He did a great job of orchestrating stuff. Center’s a hard position, you’ve gotta call out the fronts, the blitzes and stuff like that, so I feel like he did a great job.” The fiery defense that SU featured last season and had been spotty this year even returned, to the tune of three takeaways coming on consecutive drives in the third quarter. After the first, an Andre Cisco interception return for a touchdown, the Syracuse sideline erupted. As Cisco ran through the end zone and spread his arms, his teammates poured onto the field to celebrate. Stanard earned a chest bump from a fellow member of the SU coaching staff. Shaq Grosvenor danced on the sideline. “We still got a heartbeat,” Babers said on Monday. “It’s not over, but we’ve got to start doing something.”Against Duke, for the first time in two months, the Orange finally did. It hasn’t been the season they expected, nor will it be, no matter what happens over their last two games. But for now, their heartbeat, and bowl chances, are still alive.  “We know we control our destiny still,” Neal said. “It’s been a rough year, not what we expected, but when you get knocked down you gotta be able to get back up.”  Comments Published on November 16, 2019 at 7:25 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34last_img read more

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Petr Cech denies he has agreed Arsenal move

first_imgThe Daily Mail reported on Monday afternoon that the Chelsea goalkeeper, who is leaving the Blues after losing his starting spot to Thibaut Courtois, had agreed a move across London after the two clubs agreed the fee.But the player’s representatives posted a message on Twitter denying that any such agreement had been reached – and the player himself then re-Tweeted the message to his 1.16 million followers.WILL THE MOVE STILL GO AHEAD?Fans will now wonder whether there is any genuine chance that Cech could stay put or head to a different club.But by far the likeliest scenario is that the denial was merely an attempt to cool off the paper talk as the final touches are put to the sale documents and the player’s new contract.After all, Cech’s PR company said not that there was no deal in the offing, merely that “no transfer deal has been done yet”. GREAT COUPIf the switch is confirmed – and given that the transfer has been rumoured for months, there seems no reason to doubt it – the deal would be a huge coup for Arsene Wenger’s side.Chelsea captain John Terry told Talksport that Cech “will save [Arsenal] 12 to 15 points a season.”If Terry’s assessment of his now-former team-mate is accurate, that means Chelsea could have caused themselves a huge amount of trouble: the Gunners finished 12 points behind champions Chelsea last season. Yet Chelsea will have had little option but to let the Czech international goalkeeper leave, given that he has just 12 months left on his contract. In light of that, they have actually secured a handsome price.Whether they end up regretting their choice to let him go to Arsenal is another matter.–last_img read more

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Paul Pierce delivers for Clippers at first asking

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> After the Clippers dispatched the Kings in Sacramento on Friday night, Blake Griffin iced his joints and marveled at what Paul Pierce just managed to do.Pierce, after not playing a second of basketball since this preseason, drilled a pair of 3s, made the right passes and performed like he’d been playing 30 minutes a game.“He’s just, obviously, a pro first and foremost. He stays ready,” Griffin said. “That’s such a Paul thing to do.”With Wesley Johnson injured and nursing a heel injury, coach Doc Rivers turned to Pierce in Sacramento to match up with the Kings’ small-ball lineup. “We anticipated that. What I loved about him is that he was ready,” Rivers said of Pierce. “When you haven’t played the entire season and step in and the first time you touch the ball, he made a pass for an assist. The second time he touched the ball, he made a 3. The third time, he had a dribble handoff that let Austin get to the basket. It was a seamless transition for him, and very few players can do that except for Paul, who has a great basketball IQ and a great feel.”Pierce came on for the Clippers in the second quarter after Rivers used Brandon Bass for three minutes early. He badly missed his first shot, a 3-point try, before drilling his next from the far corner.“He’s a pro, man,” Austin Rivers said pregame, echoing everyone’s assessment. “He’s always ready to play, and it shows you the level of player he is.”So, the Clippers are going to open the door for Pierce to take on a bigger role, right?Not exactly.center_img “We keep things the way they are. We’re doing pretty well,” Doc Rivers said. “There’s no reason to recreate the wheel or anything like that. On nights that Paul fits, he’ll play. The key is I think Paul has been great, he’s been ready for it. Last year, it was a completely different role for him. He’d never not started for the most part, so I think he struggled with it. “This year, he pretty much understands his role and he’s ready for it.”Paul ailing?Chris Paul won’t say how much his shoulder is bothering him, though the in-game padding he’s wearing and the post-game ice wraps he’s needing tell some of the story.Still, Doc Rivers isn’t concerned.“It’s more protective. I don’t think it’s an injury,” Rivers said. “I go by if the trainer says something, and (trainer Jasen Powell) hasn’t really said much.”Quick hitsWesley Johnson, who hasn’t played since the Clippers’ win in Oklahoma City, said he hopes to be back Monday against Toronto. Johnson hopes to complete an on-court workout Sunday for the first time since suffering the left heel injury. … The Clippers announced second-round pick Diamond Stone has been assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA’s Development League.last_img read more

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LA Lakers’ Byron Scott downplays NBA lottery implications vs. Phoenix

first_imgEye testThe corneal abrasion in Bass’ right eye made it difficult to see. But so did the goggles the Lakers had Bass wear during Thursday’s practice.So Bass threw them and broke them only a few plays into Thursday’s full-contact scrimmage.“I don’t play with nothing,” said Bass, who missed Tuesday’s game against Sacramento after getting poked in the eye on Sunday against New York. “To have something over my eyes makes me feel weird.”Scott expects Bass to return for Friday’s game against Phoenix. But Bass will first have an eye exam on Friday morning.“If they say I have to wear the goggles, I have no choice,” said Bass, who has averaged 7.0 points on 55.1 percent shooting and 4.3 rebounds this season. “If they say I don’t have to, I’m not going to wear them. We’ll see how it goes. I know (Lakers trainer) Gary Vitti has my best interest at heart.”Taking attendanceScott still considered it “50-50” for Kobe Bryant (right shoulder) to play against Phoenix. Lakers reserve guard Marcelo Huertas missed Thursday’s practice for personal reasons, but is expected to return on Friday. Lakers fans still cheer over every basket. They yell when the purple and gold streamers fall out of the Staples Center rafters to signify a rare victory. The volume level rises even more when the Lakers secure free tacos by holding opponents under 100 points.But there remains a large segment of fans on the airwaves, on Twitter and on Instagram that feel much different when the Lakers win a game. They fret over the team’s fortunes in the NBA draft lottery that will take place on May 17. Those anxieties will likely heighten when the Lakers (14-54) host the Phoenix Suns (18-49) on Friday at Staples Center.And yet …“We’re not in a weird position,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “We play Phoenix and we’re trying to win the game.” But if the Lakers win the game, they will decrease the 4 1/2-game cushion they have over the Suns for the NBA’s second-worst record. The Lakers currently have a 55.8 percent chance of retaining their top-3 protected pick and 19.9 percent odds of landing with the first selection. But the Lakers’ win over the Suns plus a handful of other victories in the remaining 14 games could slide the Lakers with the league’s third-worst spot. That position would give the Lakers a 46.9 percent chance of finishing in the top three and 15.6 percent odds of getting that coveted first pick.“My sentiment hasn’t changed from last year to this year,” Scott said. “I just focus on what I have to do because fans are going to be fans.”The Lakers may just lose naturally.They have dropped two consecutive games to sub-par opponents (New York and Sacramento) a week after upsetting the NBA’s defending champion (Golden State). Scott wondered, “How do we take people lightly?” Both Scott and Lakers veteran forward Brandon Bass mostly attributed that to the team’s young roster.“When you’re a veteran group, you’re more aware on how you come out,” Bass said. “As you get older in the league, you learn sense of urgency.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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KSHSAA releases volleyball sub-states for this Saturday…

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 Kansas State High School Activities Association released the volleyball substate tournament pairings for Saturday. Sub-state tournaments determine which teams go to state. Those sub-states involving Sumner County teams are listed below:Class 4A Div. 1 – Winfield#1 Independence (26-6) vs. #4 Winfield (3-32), 2 p.m.#2 Wellington (17-17) vs. #3 Coffeyville (16-18), 20 minutes thereafter.Championship match follows semifinal play.See full bracket here:Class 3A – Conway Springs#1 Garden Plain (35-2) vs. #8 Bluestem (4-33), 1 p.m.#4 Remington (24-10) vs. #5 Wichita Independent (13-21), 20 minutes after first match.#2 Douglass (31-3) vs. #7 Conway Springs (11-21).#3 Cheney (26-9) vs. #6 Belle Plaine (12-21).See full bracket here:Class 2A – Greensburg.#1 Coldwater-South Central (31-5) vs. #8 Medicine Lodge (1-30), 2 p.m. north court.#4 Pratt Skyline (12-18) vs. #5 St. John-Hudson (12-20), 20 minutes thereafter.#2 Greensburg (27-8) vs. #7 Macksville (9-23), 2 p.m. south court.#3 Udall (26-10) vs. #6 Oxford (8-19), 20 minutes thereafter.See full bracket here:Class 1A Div. 1 – Goessel. #1 Goessel (36-0) bye.#4 Peabody-Burns (8-22) vs. #5 Fairfield (3-22), 2 p.m.#2 Pretty Prairie (19-9) bye.#3 South Haven (18-12) bye.See full bracket here:Class 1A Div. 2 – Attica. #1 Attica (30-6) bye.#4 Cunningham (11-2) vs. #5 Caldwell (5-22), 2 p.m.#2 South Barber (24-9) bye.#3 Norwich (20-13) vs. #6 Argonia (2-27).See full bracket here:Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Fun couple Kiefer Ravena, Alyssa Valdez win charity beach volleyball game

first_imgCouple Kiefer Ravena and Alyssa Valdez, superstars in their respective sports, showed they also have the chemistry as teammates on the sand court.Ravena and Valdez teamed up to edge Charo Soriano and John Vic de Guzman, 23-21, in a highly-amusing celebrity and charity match during the Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) December Open at Sands SM by the Bay on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ravena, the NLEX Road Warriors star in the PBA, and Valdez, the face of Philippine volleyball, pulled off the comeback victory in a game where proceeds will go to Mindanao State University-Marawi College of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation Academy.“It’s been an honor being able to play the game that we love and at the same time being able to help our young brothers and sisters in Marawi,” said Soriano. who is also the founder of BVR. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“With the help of all those who supported, the CSPEAR Sports Academy of MSU-Marawi will be able to teach more and more kids so that these children’s lives will be filled with laughter instead of anger, love instead of hate, and hope instead of fear. That, for me, is the true value of sport.”Banko-Perlas 1’s Dzi Gervacio and Bea Tan, meanwhile, won the gold in the women’s division after dominating National University-Boysen’s Roma Doromal and Kly Orillaneda. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom In men’s action, Air Force’s Ranran Abdilla and Jessie Lopez topped Cignal’s Fauzi Ismail and Edmar Bonono, 21-17, 21-18, to bag the title.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Joshua Pacio-Hayato Suzuki rematch ‘a 50-50 bout,’ says Filipino veteran Rene Catalan View commentslast_img read more

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Police capacity boosted with newly inducted batch of officers

first_imghe outstanding performers among the graduating batches, along with senior officers of the ForceThe capacity of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has been strengthened as two batches of new ranks were inducted into the system on Friday.Some 56 recruits from two batches who underwent an intense four-month training programme at the Felix Austin Police College and will now embark on a career of serving and protecting the Guyanese public.The training comprises; basic and essential principles of Policing, physical exercises, self-defence techniques and firearm training, as well as guidelines in human rights, moral, domestic violence and communication.Delivering the feature address at the graduation ceremony, Head of the Presidential Guard Service, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Brian Joseph, told the new recruits that as members of the Force, they will be required to do tasks that are outside the remit of basic policing.“In additional to enforcing the laws, you will be required to enforce several functions and witness events, some of which will be decided unpleasant. You will observe, and when necessary, tend to victims of accidents and to deliver the news of suicides, accidents and murders to next of kin,” he stated.Joseph went on to say to the new members of the Force that like social workers, they will have to help persons to come to terms with the loss of their loved ones. “You will the elderly and children who are most vulnerable in society and sometime during your career, you will save a life or many lives while putting your own on the line because this is what you were called to do,” he stated.Furthermore, Joseph outlined that no one is compelled to join the Force, but those who choose to do so are obliged to uphold the standards of the Police Force. He called on the new ranks to be true to themselves and the principles they would have obtained prior to and during the training.“You have chosen to purse a noble profession that faces many challenges and in so doing, have dedicated yourself to the service of justice. You are on the threshold of your law enforcement careers and all I asked is that you keep justice as the forefront of your mind. Be just, fair and open-minded, even-handed and professional… your job is not to judge or convict,” he charged.Moreover, the Assistant Commissioner further urged the ranks to be service-minded and trustworthy, noting that these qualities will help them to maintain relations.Meanwhile, a few of the new recruits were awarded for their outstanding performance during the course. There were two Best Students – one from each batch, two runner-up Best Students and two recruits who were awarded for being the most improved student.last_img read more

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836 Inmates Await Trial, Correction Bureau Alarms

first_imgOf the approximately 1,094 inmates at the Monrovia Central Prison (MCP), about 836 of them account for 76 percent of the number of people who have been awaiting trial for at least a year, making it a higher percentage than the jail’s overall population, according to the Bureau of Correction and Rehabilitation at the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).In some extreme cases, some of the inmates have been held without trial for more than four years, Varney G. Lake, prison superintendent, said on Thursday, April 12, during an acquaintance visit by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Cllr. Frank Musa Dean.Lake informed Cllr. Dean that the remaining 258 of the prison’s population are serving post-conviction sentences, and the rest are still waiting for trial or to be sentenced.Most of the inmates are awaiting trial for multiple charges of violent crimes such as murder, rape, assault or armed robbery, according to Lake.“At least 375 of the 1,094 are those charged with only rape,” the MCP Superintendent stated.He said the prison was built to hold a little over 300 inmates, with the current population now two times the number of convicts held at the facility.Most of the 22 female inmates interviewed by Minister Dean explained that nearly half of them have been held not because they have been deemed too dangerous for release, but simply because they couldn’t post bonds.After some pretrial inmates told Minister Dean that they could not afford even a small bond, he immediately mandated some of his female lawyers to begin arranging for their release.“Prison is not a place to destroy people, but where they can be rehabilitated,” Minister Dean declared. “And so, we are going to work along with relevant justice actors, to empower them with skills that can make them useful members of their communities upon release.”Dean told journalists that a complicated host of factors contribute to trial delays and that his office would shortly launch a series of initiatives to study the problem and take remedial action based on best practices.He agreed that complex criminal cases may legitimately take a lot of time—sometimes years—to adjudicate.Despite the numerous challenges, Assistant Minister for Rehabilitation, Eddie S. Tarawali, said they were providing educational opportunities for prisoners to take responsibility for developing their vocational skills and social completeness in order for them to become contributing, productive members of the prison community and also of their communities upon their release.“If the needed funding is available, we are committed to providing technical and workplace skills training for prisoners to enhance their ability to acquire and maintain jobs upon release,” Minister Tarawali said.But, according to Tarawali, maintaining the program would entail support by securing a contract to sew all public school uniforms, which would provide more funding for the upkeep of the training.But poverty is not the only cause of prolonged pretrial detentions. The Daily Observer’s investigation established that dozens of attorneys, court administrators, and inmates interviewed for this story, as well as a highly critical report from the Bureau of Correction and Rehabilitation, paint a gloomy picture of a court system plagued by unnecessary delays.“Court systems around the country are crippled by overwhelming public defenders and over-scheduled courtrooms, and the lack of a state of the art crime lab, which can take the prosecution up to a year to turn around basic DNA samples, especially during a rape trial,” a lawyer indicated.Nevertheless, the consequences for defendants of such lengthy trial delays are severe and raise troubling questions about the unequal application of justice in the country.Extended trial delays deprive defendants of their liberty for months or years as they await trial, causing them to lose jobs, incur debt, fall behind on schooling, and endure separation from loved ones, a defense lawyer noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Senate Still Awaits Letter of Recall, Proclamation

first_imgThe Capitol Building, the Seat of the LegislatureSince its November 4, 2019 communication requesting the return of the Legislature for extraordinary session, authoritative reports from the Senate say that body is still awaiting President George Weah’s proclamation that will legitimize such return.Besides the proclamation, the Senate source told this newspaper that the President needs to write another letter that will outline reasons necessitating the lawmakers return for the extraordinary sitting; and that the letter will have to be accompanied by a proclamation, which the Legislature will use to inform the citizens as reason for their return.The source told the Daily Observer on Wednesday, November 27 at the Capitol Building that a good number of senators are willing to attend an extraordinary session, but they argued that the question still remains on what is so urgent that constitutes reason for emergency to warrant the return of Legislators for their intervention.The secretariat of the Senate confirmed that since the first letter from the Executive Mansion, efforts are being made to work along with the Executive for “the proper procedure,” and that a communication has already been forwarded to the Executive branch of the government.While at the Capitol Building yesterday, our reporter also noticed the presence of Lofa County Senator George Tamba Tengbeh, chairman of the Senate Committee on Lands, Mines, Energy and Environment, and House Speaker Bhofal Chambers, both of whom had reportedly held separate closed door meetings with President Pro Tempore Albert T. Chie.Even though the lawmakers are yet to receive both the letter and proclamation, the Senate secretariat remains optimistic of the return of the lawmakers for the “extraordinary session,” which among other issues, will ensure the confirmation hearings on the new Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Executive Governor-designate, and the printing of the new banknotes.“We hope the team of Legal Advisors will get to work by crafting the necessary documents that will be convincing for the senators return,” the Capitol Building source said.Pro Temppre Chie, last week told this newspaper that the senate leadership was in receipt of the President’s letter, but was waiting his return to issue the proclamation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Duncan backs down, Chase Green re- elected Georgetown Mayor

first_imgMoments before the results of Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) elections were announced, a number of vendors attached to the Guyana Market Vendors Union (GMVU) staged a peaceful protest in front of City Hall on Thursday, throwing their support behind Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan. However, in the midst of the protests and in a twist of events, the Deputy Mayor withdrew from contesting the mayoral elections.Separated – Mayor Patricia Chase Green returns to her post, while Sherod Duncan shockingly withdraws from the raceThis paved the way for incumbent Mayor Patricia Chase Green to return to her post for 2017, after she was unopposed by other council members.It was Town Clerk Royston King who opened the floor for nominations of mayor. Councillor Griffith Fraser was first to nominate the incumbent mayor, while his nomination was seconded by councillor and veteran People’s National Congress (PNC) General Secretary Oscar Clarke.Meanwhile, Councillor Junior Garret requested that nominations be closed. As this move was seconded by another councillor, the Town Clerk then declared that Chase-Green was, in effect, re-elected Mayor of the capital City.It was explained that she will take up her post come March 2017. Earlier this month, it was announced that the Deputy Mayor would have been running for the Mayor’s post but after the elections of Chase Green on Thursday, he cited political interference as justification for his withdrawal.Unlevel playing field“I think there was an unlevelled playing field. When you have interventions by members of central Government, more or less coercing Council on a position they should take in terms of voting for mayor, the process is not a democratic one. We are then not electing a mayor, we are selecting a mayor and I am very firm on that,” Duncan told the media.Additionally, Duncan also declined in returning to his post as Deputy Mayor next year. In this light, Councillor attached to the Alliance for Change (AFC) faction, Lionel Jaikarran, who also serves as President of the Georgetown Cricket Club expressed gratitude after he was elected to the Deputy Mayor post from March 2017.Jaikarran won 24 votes to be elected new Deputy Mayor. He spoke to the media afterwards.“I’m beyond words, I came here today to support the Deputy Mayor but when my name was called…it shook my very foundation,” he noted.The incoming Deputy Mayor stated that despite the post being thrust upon him, he has accepted the challenge. He vowed to stand by his beliefs and execute his duties with integrity.Meanwhile, Guyana Times was told that Duncan will be serving in the capacity of the Deputy Mayor until his tenure is up on March 31, 2017.Vendors speak outMeanwhile, at the earlier protest which had supported the replacement of Chase Green, it was noted that Duncan was more suited to be elected mayor. According to President of GMVU Ian Andrews, this was because vendors felt that Chase Green was incapable of her capacity as Mayor.“We have a mayor that is more a traveller and a tourist than anything and all she is bringing back from all her sojourns is [the] corrupt, confusing parking meters that even now we don’t know what’s going to happen,” Andrews disclosed.He added that the Deputy Mayor understood the concerns of the vendors’ plight more than Chase Green.“The things that he would say to us and how he expresses himself, tells us that he understands the problems of this city and the problems of the vendors and stallholders that are a part of the city,” the union head noted.Other representatives and vendors also vented concerns. Vice President of the GMVU, Carol Carter, expressed disdain for the way in Chase Green has executed her duties. “Presently we have a mayor that oppresses the vendors and stallholders with certain decisions that they just wake up and decide to oppress people and we need these things to finish.” Another protestor and Stabroek Market stallholder, Allan Bidajhar also complained of the mayor’s style of ruling and even drew religious parallels to the plight of the vendors.“She’s very arrogant, she doesn’t know how to speak…grievous words stir up anger. The poor has nowhere to go and as it seems in a wide perspective, that the poor is at the point of the Red Sea nowhere on the right or on the left and the Egyptian pursing from behind. For me, she is an Egyptian,” the frustrated man noted.It is not clear if these protests will continue following the results of Thursday’s elections. (Shemuel Fanfair and Ramona Luthi)last_img read more

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The Fort St. John Elks are hosting a Short Track Interclub Meet tomorrow

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Elks are hosting a Short Track Interclub Meet tomorrow at the Pomeroy Centre on the east rink.“Short track racing is exciting to watch as the skaters move at high speed around a small track. This is a great opportunity to see speedskaters from around BC and Alberta compete and the club would love to invite spectators down to watch! Great event for the family to enjoy watching together, no cost just come down and cheer on the skaters”, says Christina Hogarth of the Fort St. John Elks.All ages will be racing including the younger Learn to Skate members as well as the accomplished Juniors.- Advertisement -The races will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue throughout the day until 4:30 p.m.last_img read more

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Parents involved more with kids

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The report is from the Census Bureau’s 2004 survey of income and program participation, which had a sample of 46,500 households. The results were compared with answers from the same survey questions in 1994. In 2004, about 47 percent of teenagers had multiple TV restrictions, including limits on program types, the time of day they could watch and how much they could see. That compares with 40 percent in 1994. “All you have to do is own a TV,” said Hattery, a parent. “I’m shocked at what you can see at 8 o’clock.” Parents also are feeling peer pressure to spend more time with their kids, and guilt when they do not, said Elizabeth Cooksey, a sociology professor at Ohio Sate University. WASHINGTON – Parents are taking a more active role in raising their children than they did a decade ago, setting greater restrictions on TV watching and reading more to youngsters, the government reported Wednesday. Teenagers are participating in more extracurricular activities that focus on education, at the expense of sports, according to the study. The findings suggest that adults are reacting to a more dangerous world, while both parents and students are dealing with increased competition to get into good colleges, experts said. “Whether it’s a realistic panic or not, things like school shootings or child abductions or pedophile predators, that has a certain group of American parents pretty worried,” said Angela Hattery, a sociology professor at Wake Forest University. 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

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OFFICIAL: Arsenal sign Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach

first_imgArsenal have confirmed the signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach.The 23-year-old midfielder joins for Gunners an undisclosed fee – understood to be in the region of £30million – and has penned a long-term contract.Xhaka played more than 100 games for Monchengladbach after arriving from Basel in 2012 and captained the Bundesliga club to a fourth place finish last season.The Switzerland international is the first signing made by Arsene Wenger this summer.He will officially join the club on July 1 and will head to north London after this summer’s European Championship.Wenger told the club’s official website: “Granit Xhaka is an exciting young player, already with good Champions League and Bundesliga experience,”“We have been watching him for a long time now and he is a player who will add quality to our squad. We wish Granit a good Euro 2016 with Switzerland and look forward to welcoming him to Arsenal ahead of next season.”Arsenal were eager to agree the deal before Xhaka joined up with the Switzerland squad for Euro 2016, where he will be up against France, Albania and Romania in Group A.The midfielder is known for his tackling, fitness and feisty character, and should add some much-needed steel to the Gunners’ line-up next season.He also has experience of winning trophies, having collected two Swiss league titles and the Swiss Cup in 2012 when Basle completed the double.Xhaka was named the league’s young player of the year that season and was rewarded with a move to Gladbach in 2012.He played four seasons for the German club in the Bundesliga, making 108 appearances in total and scoring six goals. 1 Granit Xhaka in action for Borussia Monchengladbach last_img read more

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Zoo leaders trumpeting dismay

first_imgThere’s one thing that worries zoo directors from San Diego to Syracuse as much as the growing cost of elephant care: Los Angeles. Fulfilling a campaign promise to animal activists, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected this month to release an independent study – with input from roughly 30 zoo association experts and elephant rights proponents – that could determine the fate of a $19 million pachyderm exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo. The results could determine whether Los Angeles builds the exhibit, expands its existing quarters or follows the lead of such cities as Detroit and San Francisco and sends its elephants to a sanctuary. If the nation’s second-largest city packs off its largest animals, it would be considered a major victory for animal rights activists. “People – zoo directors – are looking at L.A. much the same as San Francisco and Detroit,” said American Zoo and Aquarium Association spokeswoman Jane Ballentine. “They’re waiting to see who says what and how things shake out. While zoo officials maintain the exhibit exceeds standards set by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, critics deem it too small. Most zoo directors argue that the Los Angeles Zoo bears an important role as part of a new mission among American zoos for elephant conservation and breeding. Early this year, Reed led a conference of American zoo directors in Orlando, Fla., to discuss the status of elephant exhibits. The consensus: Zoos must expand exhibits for a half-dozen elephants or more and accept potentially dangerous bull elephants – or get out of caring for pachyderms altogether. In addition, the zoo association has required that zoos comply with new standards for elephant care by early next year. “It’s not a good sign, it’s not a good thing, absolutely, if L.A. canceled elephants,” said Larry Killmar, deputy director for collections for the Zoological Society of San Diego, which runs the renowned San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Wild Animal Park. “The issue of whether Los Angeles has elephants or not affects the national program. As far as elephants in captivity, we need all the space we can get in order to help maintain the species.” Mike Keele, deputy director of the Oregon Zoo in Portland, concurred. “In the AZA, it’s not like we’re looking at L.A.,” said Keele, chairman of the AZA Species Survival Program for elephants and a contributor to the L.A. elephant study. “We are L.A. “We want the facts to be fairly represented because we feel that animal rights groups are misleading the public.” Animal rights groups, for their part, accuse zookeepers of bad elephant husbandry. Melya Kaplan, a Los Angeles-based animal rights activist who has worked closely with the Mayor’s Office, said she doesn’t believe elephants belong in zoos and has proposed that L.A.’s elephants go to a sanctuary. Kaplan said elephant exhibits aren’t about education, as zoos contend, but money and entertainment. She also said zoos have a horrible record at keeping – as well as breeding – elephants. She teaches private school and says her students contend they learn more about elephants on TV than at the Los Angeles Zoo. What L.A. needs, she said, are virtual computerized exhibits – or its own elephant sanctuary in the Santa Monica Mountains. “A preserve right here in L.A. – wouldn’t that be great?” said Kaplan, executive director of Voice for the Animals and producer of “Elephants and Man: A Litany of Tragedy,” a documentary critical of the Los Angeles Zoo that is expected to screen next month. “Let’s bring zoos into the 21st century, bring them into our community – it’s not about closing them, it’s about rethinking them.” While zoo officials say they are constantly rethinking exhibits, they also say keeping elephants is costly. Manuel Mollinedo left his job as general manager of the Los Angeles Zoo to direct the zoo in San Francisco. Only a few weeks after he got there, one sick elephant died. Then another. Amid pressure from animal activists and county supervisors, Mollinedo decided to close the outdated exhibit rather than build a new one. He sent the remaining elephants to a sanctuary, where a third one died. “What my decision boiled down to is, we didn’t have the money we needed to build a new, modern exhibit that would meet the new AZA standards,” he said. “Hopefully, I’ll be able to raise enough money to bring the elephants back to San Francisco.” Mollinedo said he hopes Los Angeles could keep its elephants, even if it has to expand its exhibit into an adjacent golf course in Griffith Park. “We could see the storm clouds out there – the attack on zoos, trying to isolate zoos, we knew people loved elephants,” said Los Angeles Zoo General Manager John Lewis. “So we asked, how can we do it right, are we doing it right? “I’m ready to move on – I think we’ve got a good elephant program and do what we do best – teach people about animals.” Anne Baker, director of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, N.Y., said she worries about potential decisions in Los Angeles made by people who may not know anything about elephants. “There are people in this city who know more about our elephants than I do,” said Baker, who has a doctorate in animal sociobiology. “This is their zoo.” Zookeepers say that in today’s shrinking world, they no longer run menageries of amusement, but manage the sheer survival of many species, including elephants. “We’re not furry amusement parks,” said Mike Crowther, director of the Indianapolis Zoo, who said zoos foster a connection between man and animals and an ethos of conservation. “We’re here to change hearts. “We tend to think of extinctions as the ultimate cruelty and we don’t want to let that occur. Sometimes we view ourselves as the Ark – that’s why we’re here, to serve animals.” Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I think they are concerned with their own elephant exhibits.” The planned exhibit, on hold pending results of the study by the City Administrative Office, is the latest battleground in the war between animal activists and animal parks. “Without a doubt, no doubt about it, it’s worrisome,” said Mark Reed, director of the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kan. “It’s a bad precedent. My concern is that the (Los Angeles) community is not being asked to speak. “We do not like it in our profession when people who don’t know what they’re talking about – and I don’t want to degrade or talk bad about politicians – speak up about elephants when they don’t know all the facts.” The Elephants of Surin exhibit would be four times larger than current quarters for three elephants at the Los Angeles Zoo. In addition to a larger yard, elephants would share a filtered lake, wading pond and waterfall. last_img read more

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Women’s Golf Opens 2017 Season In Florida

first_imgFollowing the Ball State Sunshine Invitational, Drake will have a month to prepare for its next event on March 13-14 at the Bradley Spring Break Invitational in Dallas, Texas.  Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs are excited to have transfer Nicole Blanchard join the team in January. Blanchard spent the last two seasons at Jackson State and earned All-Southwestern Athletic Conference honors in 2015 and 2016. The 54-hole event features 12 teams, including Ball State, Drake, Eastern Kentucky, Illinois State, IUPUI, Keiser, Lamar, Lipscomb, McNeese State, Southern Illinois, Toledo and Valparaiso. Live Scoring Teams will play 36 holes on Friday, beginning at 8 a.m. (EST). Saturday’s shotgun start is set for 8 a.m. (EST).center_img DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s golf team opens its 2017 season on Friday and Saturday at the Ball State Sunshine Invitational in Port St. Lucie, Fla. at the St. Lucie Trail Golf Club. The Bulldogs have three players with a strokes average under 80 after the fall season, including Madison Glennie, Grace Dunn and Sigurlaug Jonsdottir. Glennie leads the squad with an average of 76.5 strokes over 14 rounds and recorded six rounds shooting under 76. Dunn posted a 77.9 average, while freshman Jonsdottir registered a 79.8 average. Story Linkslast_img read more

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first_imgDungloe GAA player Joe Sweeney was left astonished when he had his Subway sandwich made for him by Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge. Sweeney, a die-hard Liverpool fan, was left stunned when he seen Liverpool stars Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson making sandwiches in the popular food outlet in Boston.The Liverpool stars are currently on a pre-season tour in Boston and played Roma at Fenway Park. Sturridge has endorsed the Subway brand in the past and was the face of their World Cup advertising campaign.Sweeney, a student at GMIT, is in Boston for the summer working and playing football for Donegal Boston.He a nephew of former Donegal All-Star Adrian Sweeney and couldn’t believe it when  he saw the two England internationals preparing subs for customers.The Donegal man posted a video of Sturridge preparing the sub on his Facebook timeline with a caption that read “It’s not everyday Daniel Sturridge makes you a subway!!” He added “They were both sound and were having good craic with the customers in the shop, and to be fair Sturridge made a great Subway too, so it was all good.“He’s a brilliant player and he has a cracking left foot, although I think Uncle Eddie’s was better.”    DONEGAL GAA PLAYER GETS HIS SUBWAY MADE FOR HIM BY LIVERPOOL STARS was last modified: July 26th, 2014 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:bostonDaniel SturridgedonegaldungloeFeaturesJoe SweeneyJordan HenersonnewsSubwaylast_img read more

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Sharks fall behind early, never recover as losing streak reaches four

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.SUNRISE, Fla. — Three games into a four-game road trip and the Sharks have still not held a lead.The Sharks trailed by two goals less than nine minutes into the first period and never fully recovered in a 5-1 loss to the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center.The Sharks, who have lost four straight overall, allowed two power play goals, with the first coming from Keith Yandle just 4:31 into the first period. Goalie Martin …last_img read more

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How to Create a Mid-’90s DV Camcorder Look in After Effects

first_imgCover image via Vivitta.Looking for more After Effects tips and tricks? Check these out.How to Export with Transparency from Adobe After EffectsHow to Change the Color of Exterior Lights in After EffectsVideo Tutorial: Harness the Power of Presets in Adobe After EffectsVideo Tutorial: How to Create Karaoke Graphics in After EffectsHow to Create a Harry Potter-Inspired Flashback in After Effects The HowThis is our before shot:First, open After Effects, create a new composition in 1080p, and download this handy 1:33 letterbox. Place the letterbox mask above the footage, and lock it. The mask, at this point, is just a reference for how we want to render our footage later..Next, we’re going to add an adjustment layer and begin adding the effects to destroy our footage. In the example clip, we can see the shadow detail on the wood panels, as well as the highlights in the sky. This won’t do. Therefore, we’re going to add a Brightness and Contrast effect — increase brightness a touch, and max out the contrast at 100.At this point, we’re going to add a Gaussian Blur and increase the strength to just three. DV camcorder footage from the ’90s is inherently soft, and it lacks clarity. So, using a Gaussian blur at only three may seem weak, but we’re going to increase the scale later.Then, we’re going to add a bit of chromatic aberration. We could add three separate channel mixers, slightly shifting the position and opacity. However, with the addition of immersive video editing in CC 2017, there’s an effect called VR Chromatic Aberration. While the the effect is intended for VR video, it’s a quicker way to get aberrant footage than duplicating channel layers.We only want to apply the slightest aberration. The default (50) is far too much. I’ve set mine at red 5, green 0, and blue 5. Now, the effect is nuanced, but it is still apparent in certain moments.Next, we’re going to add the Posterize effect at 30. The preliminary effects are finished. However, we now need to export the footage out at a DV size and bring it back in and scale it up for a 1080p export because, at the moment, the effects are still applying to a 1080p file. Ironically at this point, it looks too clean. Please remember to unlock and hide the 1:33.1 letterbox before rendering. NTC DV 1 is ideal.To finalize the effect, I’m going to add the magnetic tape glitches, which were prevalent in early DV camcorders. To do this, you first need to download this VHS overlay. Yes, I know I said that many people lump the VHS overlay with footage for a ’90s look, but we’re not going to be showing the VHS overlay. We only need the movement of the distortion. Once downloaded, and imported to the composition, hide the VHS layer and apply a Displacement Map to the newly rendered 4:3 clip. Then, change the displacement map layer to the VHS layer and reduce the displacement so that the displacement only comes through for the harshest movement.This is the finalized effect:You could take it a step further and apply a Fisheye lens effect to emulate the look of your favorite skate videos. While the tutorial below is for Premiere Pro, you can get the same results in After Effects. Need that DV look for your ’90s-era project? Here’s how you can turn back the clock on your footage in Adobe After EffectsI spent the better part of my teenage years trying to figure out how to make low-cost DV footage look like expensive cinema footage. Now, here I am explaining how you can make HD modern footage look like inexpensive DV footage from the 1990s.Filmmaking is bizarre.If you’re a filmmaker born in the ’90s, it’s harrowing to realize that we’re actually almost closer to 2050 than 1990. Bewildering and scary! What further cements the distance of the ’90s is that we’re starting to see Hollywood productions tap into the ’90s time-space more often. Jonah Hill recently directed a film titled Mid90s, literally and stylistically set in the ’90s. Captain Marvel, released last week, is also set in the ’90s.As a commentator said on the Mid90s YouTube trailer, “Have we moved on from ’80s nostalgia to ’90s nostalgia, already? Damn, I feel old.”Yes. Yes, we have.Whenever I think about making a short film that takes place outside of the ’10s, as soon as I start to think about the logistics of costumes, décor, props, and locations, I quickly talk myself out of it — primarily, because it’s expensive. However, and for the time being, the ’90s aren’t so far back in history that, with a couple of well-placed props, vibrant wardrobe colors, and questionable haircuts, you can film in most urban locations and pass them off as ’90s settings.When online content creators (and advertisers) want to invoke the atmosphere of a specific decade, without props, a set, or costumes, they usually replicate the popular medium of that decade. VHS for the ’80s, 16mm for ’70s, then on back to 8mm. However, what short films and online campaigns often miss is how ’90s video looked. People regularly lump the VHS look in with the ’80s and the ’90s. Many forget the ’90s saw the launch of DV and MiniDV, which looks much different from VHS. It also has a more unrefined grit than HDV, which arrived in 2003.This VHS “look” can technically apply to esteemed films like Saving Private Ryan and Scarface, since both films were originally released on VHS. However, MiniDV from the mid-’90s doesn’t necessarily have the aggressive scan lines you find with VHS tapes. There are slight line glitches, but the primary look comes from the harsh contrast, a lack of clarity, and how the color often bleeds from the edge.The question, of course, is why on Earth would you make footage from a modern system look like something people try to forget? Well, there may be a time when you need to show footage from the perspective of a DV camcorder, as we see in the Mid90s trailer. Perhaps you want to make a ’90s found-footage film, without the limitations of older tech. Or, you simply don’t have a DV camcorder, or you don’t have the tools necessary for transfer. Well, in 2019, who does?The following is a step-by-step guide on how to create the DV cam look (I can’t believe I wrote that), in After Effects, without any third-party plugins.First, before filming, it’s important to note that most ’90s DV cams had a narrow aperture, and the dynamic range was terrible. Either shadows were crushed or highlights were blown. Therefore, make sure your aperture is set wide, and increase the ISO if shooting outside to get blown-out highlights. And, of course, if you’re using a zoom lens, be sure to throw in the occasional zoom in and zoom out.last_img read more

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Pro Kabaddi 2019: UP Yoddha Beat Bengaluru Bulls 45-33 to Wrap Up League Phase

first_imgGreater Noida: UP Yoddha wrapped up their home leg in style, beating Bengaluru Bulls 45-33 and set up the Pro Kabaddi League Eliminator against Bengaluru Bulls.Yoddha, now placed third in the table with 74 points, will face sixth-placed Bulls in Eliminator 1 on October 14 in Ahmedabad. The hosts trailed in the first half but came back strong with Shrikant Jadhav and Surender Gill scoring nine raid points each.Local boy, Ashu Singh was the standout defender for the team with five tackle points in the match.Pawan Sehrawat, the star raider of the Bulls scored a Super Raid where he got rid of Sumit, Rishank Devadiga, Surender Gill and Ashu singh in one go.The score stood at 6-1 in favour of Bulls. Soon after, Bengaluru inflicted the first all out on U.P. to go ahead 9-2 with just four minutes into the half.Trailing 4-14, the hosts scored a Super Raid through Surender Gill to reduce the deficit to 9-14.Yoddha then inflicted the first all-out on Bengaluru to reduce the gap 14-17, firmly within the range of Bulls, who went into half-time leading 22-20.Yoddha took the lead for the first time in the match after inflicting the second all-out on Bulls. Their defence got better as they tackled with purpose allowing the opponents no breathing space.With the half coming inching towards the end, Rishank looked in inspiring form as he scored two important raid points helping his team establish a three point cushion at 34-31 going into the official time-out.It seemed like the final nail in the coffin as with less than two minutes to go in the match Yoddha inflicted the third all-out to lead 42-32 and eventually sealed the win. bengaluru bullspklPKL 7pro kabaddi 2019 First Published: October 11, 2019, 11:40 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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VIDEO: Boxer leaves without throwing a single punch AFTER bell rings to protest fighter…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementIt takes tremendous guts to step inside the ring and put your life on the line to provide for your family. But a very weird thing happened with boxer Curtis Harper on Friday night’s Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 card in Minneapolis.Curtis Harper (13-5-0) was scheduled to fight Nigerian Olympian and heavyweight prospect Efe Ajagba (5-0-0) on the undercard of Mahonry Montes and Jamal James.However, Harper walked out of the ring immediately after the opening bell Friday night, leaving fans upset and commentators confused and Harper exited the ring and walked back up the ramp to the dressing rooms amidst loud boos from the crowd.The fight was ruled out as DQ victory for Efe Ajagba but he was stunned by the incident.Bobby Brunette from the Minnesota boxing commission looked into the matter:“He told me wanted to see his contract before he fought,’’ Brunette said. “I told him, ‘The contracts are all signed and filed with the state.’ And then he said if wasn’t going to fight if he didn’t see his contract.’’Harper who talked to a sideline reporter from PBC Jordan Hardy said:“Yeah, I’m good, but I need respect. They are not paying me enough, and they’re going to pay me now.’’It’s unclear about what the future holds for Curtis Harper, but after the stunt, he pulled tonight, it’s unlikely that he will be getting paid.VIDEO:Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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India edge past Australia in first of two-match hockey rubber

first_imgA brace from striker Affan Yousuf and a goal from captain V.R. Raghunath helped India edge past Australia 3-2 to open their two-match hockey series here in Victoria on Tuesday.The two teams had previously met in a pulsating encounter at the Four Nations Invitational Tournament and there was no drop in quality even in the series opener here.India started the better side, holding the ball and controlling the midfield. Despite several circle penetrations, the game remained goalless going into the first break.Yousuf opened the scoring for India in the 19th minute, with a wonderfully constructed field goal and then doubled his tally and the lead, with another in the same minute as India went into halftime firmly in control and in the lead.The second half had a completely different look as India looked happy to sit back, and take Australia on the counter.Australia on the other hand were incisive and precise, and drew themselves level via goals from Matthew Willis (36th minute) and Trent Mitton (43rd minute).Within a minute of the equaliser though, India won a penalty corner, and from the subsequent attempt, Raghunath made no mistake to put his team back in the lead.The two teams went at each other in the final quarter, India cautious but not too defensive so as to risk an equaliser. The visitors held on for the victory and took a 1-0 lead in the series.last_img read more

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Preparation key to Manchester United FC’s Europa League victory, says Jose Mourinho

first_imgManchester United finished the season on a high note by winning the Europa League because the club meticulously study their opponents before big games, manager Jose Mourinho said after a 2-0 victory over Ajax Amsterdam in Wednesday’s final.”I am very humble when I play finals,” the Portuguese coach told a news conference after an emotional triumph that followed Monday’s suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead and 64 injured.”I respect and study opponents. I try to make my players respect the opponents’ strengths and also to understand their weaknesses.”This is the most important trophy of my career because it’s the last (in line) and the last one is always the most important. That’s the way I look at things.”It means everything for the team. It means going back to the Champions League and playing in the European Super Cup next August. It’s the last piece of the puzzle.”Mourinho stressed that his team were able to block from their minds Monday’s attack in Manchester and focus on their biggest game of the season.”When you go into big matches you go happy and we didn’t. The boys were fantastic because they built a wall in front of their eyes and isolated themselves from everything to stay focused on the football match,” he said.”Yesterday we didn’t want to have the press conference because we had to prepare ourselves to do our job and to try to forget events which are much more important than our job,” he said referrring to the decision to cancel the news conference.advertisement”But the world goes on, it doesn’t stop. I agree with the UEFA decision to play the match but obviously the tragedy that occurred takes some of the happiness from our achievement.”If we could, we would change the cup for people’s lives. We wouldn’t think twice.”Mourinho declined to say whether United’s top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is sidelined with a long-term knee injury, would stay at the club but heaped praise on the towering Swede who watched the final behind the bench sporting crutches.”It’s so unfair what happened to him but life and football sometimes are,” said Mourinho. “This night would have been amazing for him if he had been on the pitch in his hometown, on the pitch where he played before he left Sweden.”He made an amazing impact this season and I am so pleased that in his amazing career he finally gets a European trophy.”last_img read more

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Ship ahoy! Aston Martin sets sail on its first-ever yacht, christened the AM37

first_img 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make Editors’ Recommendations The Best Small-Space Furniture for Living Tiny We’re in Love with the Look of Gerber’s New Everyday Carry Knives A Brief History of the Chevrolet Corvette, America’s Most Iconic Sports Car Give Your Hypercar the Garage It Deserves with a Custom Aston Martin Lair Late last month, Aston Martin announced plans to launch no less than three new models before the end of the decade, including a brand new sports car and an all-electric crossover inspired by the DBX concept. However, the next addition to the automaker’s growing lineup is not a car at all but a large powerboat designed and built jointly with a Dutch company called Quintessence Yacht.The boat is dubbed AM37, a name that hints at its 37-foot length. It will feature a hull made of lightweight composite materials, and structural parts crafted out of carbon fiber in order to keep its weight in check. Quintessence promises that the high-tech construction will allow the boat to provide luxury sports car-like handling, performance, and comfort, even on rough seas.The AM37 will be just as high-tech on the inside. It will offer a fully-integrated high-definition touch screen controlled by either voice commands, regular buttons located on the dashboard, or a remote control. The boat will be fitted with a pair of individual captain’s chairs and a sofa-like wrap-around rear-bench with room for at least eight additional passengers.Related: Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT First DriveAlthough precise technical details are not available yet, Quintessence reveals that two versions of the yacht will initially be available. The AM37 S will be a sport yacht capable of reaching a top speed of 60 knots (roughly 70 mph), while the standard AM37 will be a more luxurious gran turismo-style boat with a top speed of 50 knots (about 57 mph).The first prototype is currently being built in a new facility located in England so official pictures have not been published yet, but Aston and Quintessence have released a handful of computer-generated images that give us a decent idea of what to expect from the boat.Aston Martin and Quintessence’s AM37 will be introduced at a private event that will take place late this year. The agreement between the two companies is envisioned as the beginning of a long collaboration that will eventually spawn a full lineup of yachts and powerboats.last_img read more

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How to Make Your Own Ranch Dressing

first_imgIngredients:1 c sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt).5 c mayonnaise.5 tsp dill.5 tsp chives.5 tsp parsley.25 tsp garlic powder.25 tsp onion powder.25 tsp black pepper.25 tsp saltMethod:Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Stir to incorporate.Let chill 20-30 minutes before serving. 1 of 4 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home Next Sam Slaughter/The Manual Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes Ranch dressing has become the ubiquitous dipping sauce for everything from fried pickles and buffalo wings to, well, just take a look on the internet — people literally dip everything into ranch. Hell, people have even chugged ranch dressing.The obsession with ranch dressing doesn’t end at consuming it on things. People have put ranch on everything from T-shirts to flasks and have turned ranch dressing flavor into myriad items, from dental floss to soda. We wouldn’t be surprised if there were even ranch-flavored condoms out there (no, we didn’t look that one up).There are a couple things you probably didn’t know about ranch dressing, though. First, did you know it was invented by a Nebraskan cowboy who was living in Alaska? We’re not kidding. A guy named Steve Gayle (formerly Kenneth Gayle) developed the recipe while working as a plumbing contractor. Second, and the reason you’re probably here, it’s actually incredibly easy to make. By easy, we mean that you need absolutely zero talent in the kitchen to mix up a batch of homemade ranch dressing.Sam Slaughter/The ManualIt might seem like some green-flecked mystical concoction that’s come from on high to deliver joy to one’s taste buds and soul, but with just a couple ingredients and about five minutes of prep time, you too can be on your way to recreating what Kenneth Henson did in the early 1950s.The one difference between the recipe you see here and the original is that Henson’s original recipe was developed as a buttermilk dressing. Instead of buttermilk, we’ve used a combination of sour cream (you can substitute Greek yogurt) and mayo, which gives the dressing a little more body than buttermilk. This thickness makes it more a dip than a dressing, so if you are hoping to use it on salads or as a dressing, just substitute the sour cream for milk.Homemade Ranch Dressing Sam Slaughter/The Manual Sam Slaughter/The Manual Editors’ Recommendations Previous Sam Slaughter/The Manual 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish How to Make a Whiskey Sourlast_img read more

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Cochin Shipyard All Set to Build India’s LNG Carriers

first_imgzoom India’s Cochin shipyard is set to become the first domestic shipbuilder to build the country’s liquefied natural gas carriers (LNG) priced at USD 200 million each.Cochin Shipyard LTD has reportedly partnered with French Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) to build the LNG carrier containment system, the Times of India reports citing unnamed sources from the country’s shipping ministry.As disclosed, the two should formally sign the deal today. As a result, Cochin will have all the necessary technology and be ready to bid for Gail India’s LNG carriers to be built locally.Indian shipyards lack the necessary expertise in construction of these complex ships, therefore the potential bidders have teamed up with South Korean counterparts to share technology and know-how.India’s Cochin Shipyard Ltd entered into a deal with South Korean Samsung Heavy Industries, L&T Shipbuilding Ltd partnered up with Hyundai Heavy Industries whereas Pipavav teamed up with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.However, in September Indian shipbuilder Larsen & Toubro Ltd decided to withdraw from the race.In September, Gail issued a new tender to hire nine newly-built LNG carriers under modified terms aimed at facilitating the bidding process and removing hurdles that have prolonged the project.Under the new terms, Indian shipyards have been given the opportunity to take up to 13 % in each of the three carriers to be built locally.The move would see the equity stakes held by India in the ships increase from previous 36% to 49% thus serving as an incentive to global fleet owners to opt for the remaining 51% stake.Gail plans to time-charter the ships from global owners, who will order the construction of the nine ships.The LNG carriers ordered overseas are to be completed by May 2019, whereas the batch to be built by domestic shipyards should be delivered between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Bank unions threaten 2day strike later this month

first_imgChandigarh/Dharamshala: Four bank employee unions have given a call for a two-day strike from the midnight of September 25 and an indefinite stir from the second week of November to protest against the mega-merger of 10 nationalised banks, a union leader said on Thursday. The unions are also pressing for expeditious wage revision, the introduction of the five-day week and other demands. The strike call has been given by All India Bank Officer’s Confederation (AIBOC), All India Bank Officer’s Association (AIBOA), Indian National Bank Officer’s Congress (INBOC) and National Organisation of Bank Officers (NOBO), the general secretary of AIBOC (Chandigarh), Deepal Kumar Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalSharma, said here. Nationalised banks across the country will observe strike from midnight of September 25 to midnight of September 27 to protest merger and amalgamation in the banking sector by the central government and other demands of employees, Sharma said. He said that the nationalised banks will further observe indefinite strike from the second week of November. The bank employee unions are demanding expeditious wage revision, immediate introduction of five day week, halting of undue interference in the existing procedure of vigilance cases by outside agencies, settlement of issues pertaining to retirees, adequate recruitment, scrapping of NPS, reduction of service charges for consumers and harassing of officers under specious plea of non-performance, he said.last_img read more

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Eight revenue agency workers fired for roles in privacy breaches CRA says

first_imgOTTAWA – The Canada Revenue Agency says eight of its employees were fired in the last fiscal year after violating taxpayers’ privacy.Previously, the agency has not always confirmed if an employee was fired or shuffled out of the CRA for being part of a privacy breach, often citing the employee’s privacy.A spokesman for the agency says the employees in each case were found to have had unauthorized access to taxpayer information, including one incident that the CRA calls the largest such breach in the agency’s history.In that case, one employee improperly accessed the accounts of 1,264 taxpayers.All of the firings took place between April 2016 and March 2017, the federal government’s fiscal year.All of the incidents were also reported to the federal privacy commissioner as required on federal government policy because they involve sensitive personal information that could be used to cause “serious injury or harm” to the individual, or involved a large number of affected individuals.“The CRA takes the protection of Canadians’ tax information very seriously. The confidence and trust that individuals and businesses have in the CRA is a cornerstone of Canada’s tax system,” agency spokesman Patrick Samson said in an email.The agency has looked to crack down on internal privacy breaches years after Canada’s privacy watchdog released a critical audit of how the CRA controlled access to personal information.The privacy watchdog made 13 recommendations in 2013 in areas including monitoring of employee access rights, threat and risk assessments for information-technology systems and ensuring the privacy impacts of new programs are evaluated.Still, privacy violations have dogged the CRA.In February, the CRA reported that it had lost a DVD containing information on about 28,000 Yukon taxpayers. The information from the 2014 tax year, hasn’t been recovered, Samson said.The DVD was encrypted and the data stored in a way that it would be difficult to read even if the encryption were broken.Samson said there is no evidence that the personal information on the DVD has been compromised.last_img read more

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Ottawa Inuit agree on boundaries for Arctic marine conservation area

first_imgPOND INLET, Nunavut – Inuit groups say their lobbying and traditional knowledge is behind a huge expansion in the boundaries for what is to become Canada’s largest national marine conservation area.“Our organizations worked extremely hard to ensure the extended boundary was accepted,” said P.J. Akeeagok, head of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.“It was Inuit traditional knowledge that determined the extent and the purpose of how Inuit used this particular very important body of water, and we’re now here celebrating today the expanded boundaries.”Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna joined Akeeagok and other Nunavut leaders in Pond Inlet on Monday to celebrate a deal that will more than double the size of the Lancaster Sound national marine conservation area — now to be known as Tallurutiup Imanga.The sound, off the north coast of Baffin Island, is a particularly rich area of the Arctic. Its cliff-studded coastline is interspersed with bays, inlets and deep fiords. Most of the world’s narwhal, as well as large numbers of beluga and bowhead whales, swim amongst the icebergs that bob in its waters.Polynyas — large sections of year-round, ice-free water — make rich habitat for seals and walrus, which in turn attract numerous polar bears. Seabirds flock there in the millions.For centuries, Inuit have depended on its waters.“It’s the cultural heart of our region,” said Akeeagok.Inuit began fighting in the 1960s to have the waters protected.In 2009, they went to court to block a German research vessel from conducting seismic tests that would have assessed the sound’s potential for oil and gas. The tests were blocked.Some say the furor over the court case was behind the Harper government’s 2009 decision to launch a study into how big the conservation area should be and where to put its boundaries.The Harper proposals, which were on the table as late as last year, called for setting aside about 48,000 square kilometres. Monday’s announcement creates an area of about 110,000 square kilometres.Together with existing adjacent protected areas, more than 130,000 square kilometres of ocean will be protected from mining, energy development, dumping and overfishing.“(The Inuit association) played a critical role (in the expansion),” said McKenna. Elders and Nunavut communities such as Pond Inlet were also heavily involved.Shell Canada also helped. Facing a lawsuit over alleged invalid exploration permits it held in the region, the company chose last year to relinquish rights to more than 8,000 square kilometres of ocean.McKenna said the new marine conservation area — Canada’s fifth — will be governed jointly with local Inuit. An impact-and-benefits agreement, complete with promises on new infrastructure and jobs, is planned for April.“Inuit will be directly involved in decision-making.”The talks will be crucial not only for Lancaster Sound, but for future protected areas, said Chris Debicki of The Pew Charitable Trusts Oceans North Canada.“This is the start of negotiations between Inuit and the federal government that will determine how protection is going to look in the 21st century,” he said.The Lancaster Sound expansion brings the portion of Canada’s marine waters under some form of protection to 3.5 per cent from 1.5 per cent. McKenna acknowledged that’s still below the government’s promised 10 per cent by 2020.“We’re working really hard,” she said.“We need to be doing this in partnership with Indigenous peoples, with different provinces and territories. Environmentalists and businesses are involved.”— By Bob Weber in Edmonton. Follow him on Twitter at @row1960Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said the protected area was called Tallurutiup Tariunga.last_img read more

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Arab leaders urge Israel to do more to resolve Middle East conflict

26 September 2009The foreign ministers of three Arab countries today accused Israel of failing to show the necessary political will to resolve its long-running conflict with the Palestinians and expressed frustration at the continued failure to reach a solution. Egypt’s Ahmed Aboul Gheit said the events of the past year had confirmed suspicions that Israel was not genuinely determined to “achieve a just peace” with the Palestinians, despite numerous meetings, visits and contacts from the international community to broker a deal.“Throughout this year, Israel has shown a lack of the necessary political will to engage in serious and credible negotiations that aim at reaching a final settlement to the conflict, a settlement which includes all its aspects, issues and tracks, and leads to the establishment of an independent Palestinian State on the entire Palestinian national land, occupied since 1967, and with East Jerusalem as its capital,” he said.Mr. Aboul Gheit, who was speaking on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), called for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians to resume as soon as possible, and urged the international community to put forward a formula for a final settlement.He also stressed that Israel must completely freeze settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories, “not only because it is contrary to international law and should be halted, but also in order to build a climate of trust between the two parties, hence allowing negotiations on the final status to bear fruit.”Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates said the situation in the Middle East had deteriorated because of “the continued hostile attitude of the Israeli Government,” expressed notably in “the suffocating blockade imposed on the Palestinian and Arab territories, particularly in Gaza.”The Foreign Minister said the Palestinian people will not enjoy independence, freedom and economic prosperity until “Israeli occupation is completely ended, the separation wall is dismantled, the settlements are removed from the occupied territories, the inalienable legitimate rights of the Palestinian people are restored and the Palestinian Authority is enabled to possess all the attributes and components of an independent State.”But he expressed support for the positions voiced by United States President Barack Obama during his speech to the General Assembly on Wednesday, saying it contained “solid foundations” for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.Nasser Judeh of Jordan said that as far back as 2002, the Arab world had adopted a proposal – known as the Arab Peace Initiative – that called for a two-State solution to the Middle East conflict.Yet Israel had not accepted this choice of a “just and comprehensive” solution, and a good-faith response from the Government was now necessary.Prince Saud al Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, said “the easiest, best and most effective way” to settle the conflict is to draft a comprehensive, wide-ranging deal, rather than agree to any partial solution, which he added would “lead only to further perils and crises.”The Foreign Minister laid the blame for the failure to reach a solution on what he called “a wall of rejection, obstruction, bad faith and procrastination on the part of Israel, which is continuing to take unilateral measures that are incompatible with international law and Security Council measures.” read more

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Man survives after going over the Horseshoe Falls

Police say a man has survived after being swept over the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara.Niagara Regional Police received a call around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning for a person in crisis. Officers saw the man climb a retaining wall, jump into the Niagara River and get swept over the Falls. He was later found sitting on the rocks at the water’s edge, below the Journey Behind the Falls observation platform.The man was rescued from the lower Niagara River basin and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.Police described the man as a person who was in crisis and said no further details on the incident would be released. read more

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Police blotter Driver flees after crash

A driver fled the scene after crashing a pickup truck into a parked vehicle in downtown Simcoe on Saturday.Norfolk OPP responded to a collision on Argyle Street at about 8 a.m.Police say a woman was driving a pickup truck when it collided with a parked vehicle. Police say the driver immediately got out of the truck and fled on foot from the area.On Sunday officers located the suspected driver of the truck and took her into custody.As a result, a 30-year-old Norfolk County woman was charged with careless driving, failure to report an accident, failure to remain, failure to report damage to property on highway, and driving a motor vehicle with no licence.Prescription medicine stolenAt some point between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Friday, someone entered a residence on James Street in Delhi and removed a bottle of prescription medication containing oxycocet.Police say the residence was left unlocked.Excavator tires and rims stolenOn Friday someone gained access to a steel sea container located at a Highway 59, Norwich Township address.Once inside, they removed four bobcat tires and rims. They entered the container between 10:20 and 10:38 a.m.Police are continuing to investigate.Don’t use 911 to report power outagesFollowing the power outage on Friday, April 12, police are reminding the public that 911 is not to be used to report outages.Around 7:12 p.m. an emergency 911 call was received after the power in the community was disrupted as a result of a transformer that caught on fire.“The OPP is once again reminding everyone about the proper use of 911. The use of 911 is for police, fire or medical emergencies when someone’s health, safety or property is in jeopardy or a crime is in progress,” said Norfolk Inspector Joseph Varga in a media release. read more

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Enbridge exploring lowcost expansions to get around pipeline delays

Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) says it’s exploring a number of low-cost expansions to its pipeline infrastructure to keep crude oil moving while various larger-scale pipeline proposals remain mired in legal and regulatory delays.“All of these involve relatively small, low cost, bolt-on projects that can be staged in increments as required to meet shipper needs,” Guy Jarvis, the company’s president of liquids pipelines, said during a conference call Friday.“For that reason, we think that they will be attractive in a lower (oil) price, lower supply scenario, or even just in the face of greater uncertainty about oil prices.”The company is considering is an expansion to the refining area on the eastern Gulf Coast. One of its options would be to revive a project that was first announced in 2013 and expected to be in service this year. the Trunkline project would involve reversing an existing stretch of pipeline that runs between Patoka, Ill., and St. James, La. that is owned by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP.“The project didn’t succeed because we were unable to secure customer support for it at that time, in the face of other options that customers had available for them to get to new and different markets,” Jarvis said.He said the company is now revisiting the project and exploring several other small expansions in light of the decline in crude prices and the delays facing larger pipeline projects.Many oil producers in Western Canada have been relying on railways to transport crude while waiting on the start of pipeline projects, such as TransCanada’s (TSX:TRP) Keystone XL, which would connect Canada’s tar sands to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast. TransCanada has been trying for six years to get U.S. approval for the 1,179-mile (1,897-kilometre) project that President Barack Obama has threatened to veto.Jarvis says that transporting crude by rail is costlier than sending it through a pipeline and, given the recent drop in the commodity’s value, lower-cost alternatives have become more attractive.Jarvis’s comments follow the Calgary-based company’s announcement Thursday of a fourth-quarter profit of $88 million, or 10 cents per diluted share.That’s a significant change from a year ago, when Enbridge reported a net loss of $267 million or 33 cents per share as it took a hedging loss in its energy services division.Revenue grew to almost $8.8 billion from $8.29 billion, the company said after markets closed Thursday.Adjusted quarterly earnings were $409 million or 49 cent a share, compared with $362 million or 44 cents per share in the prior-year period.Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter Enbridge exploring low-cost expansions to get around pipeline delays AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 20, 2015 10:51 am MDT read more

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TCI Firearms License Holders – Renewals

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 12, 2018 – Providenciales – All Firearms License Holders on the Turks and Caicos Islands are reminded that their Firearms licenses are due for renewal immediately.  There remains a large number of Firearms License Holders who have yet to renew their license.All persons who have yet to renew their firearms license must do so immediately as failure to renew a Firearms License by Friday 26th January 2018 may result in the seizure of the firearm(s) and ammunition held and prosecution for possession of an unlicensed firearm.   Any person experiencing any difficulty in renewing their firearm must contact the RT&CIPF immediately.Press Release: RT&CPF Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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ASA Endorses Peterson Legislation to Expand Ag Exports to Cuba

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) expresses appreciation to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN) who introduced legislation yesterday to expand U.S. agriculture exports to Cuba. ASA has been a supporter of eliminating the Cuban sanctions. In 2008, there were more than $134 million worth of soy products exported to Cuba. If current policies that require third country banks, cash advance payments and limits on travel were lifted, these exports would be expected to increase.”ASA opposes restrictions on exports of U.S. agricultural commodities for national security or foreign policy reasons that are not supported by all other major world producers and exporters,” said ASA President Rob Joslin, a soybean producer from Sidney, Ohio. “ASA favors a normal trading relationship with Cuba including direct banking and elimination of the cash in advance rule. ASA also supports the country’s eligibility for the Foreign Market Development and Market Access Programs.”H.R.4645, the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act, would eliminate both the need to go through banks in other countries to conduct agricultural trades and the accompanying fees those banks charge. The bill would also require agricultural exports to Cuba to meet the same payment requirements as exports to other countries, which means payment would be required when the title of the shipment changes hands, not in advance. Finally, the bill would allow U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba, reducing the bureaucratic red tape currently required for individuals to travel to Cuba to facilitate new agriculture sales.”Agricultural producers in the United States are well positioned to benefit from additional trade in Cuba,” Joslin said. “U.S. suppliers can reach the three major Cuban ports in a matter of one day or less, compared to 25 days from Brazil.”last_img read more

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Steelmakers seek immediate implementation of customs duty hike

first_imgWith imports set to hit a record high in the current fiscal, steel-makers on Sunday urged the government to bring the provisioned customs duty hike in the Budget into effect immediately to bail them out of the deepening crisis.”Some secondary steel producers have already resorted to production cut and instead of making on their own, they have now ventured into trading importing from China and other countries,” Jayant Acharya, Director (Commercial), JSW Steel, said. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashFacing a host of other problems such as higher production cost due to dearer raw materials and inflated interest rates, major producers are also left with no money to further invest, which is tantamount to government’s “Make in India” programme. “Government should implement the enabling budgetary provision for raising the customs duty as soon as possible to give steel-makers a little elbowroom,” Acharya said.He also added that some non-tariff barriers to be put in place to safeguard against the abnormal surge in imports. Paying heed to steel-makers’ plea, the Budget has created a possibility of raising peak import duty for steels to 15 per cent from 10 per cent now, aimed at protecting the home-grown firms from rising imports. But, it has been kept as an enabling provision for suitable imposition.Meanwhile, imports have jumped by over 67 per cent during April-February period of current fiscal to 8.39 million tonnes (MT).last_img read more

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Sunwing appoints new Groups Manager

center_img Posted by TORONTO — Sunwing has expanded its Group Sales Team by adding Samantha Gillingham as its new Groups Manager.Reporting to Group Sales Director Lexic Lipitkas, Gillingham brings over 10 years of travel experience to her new role, with previous positions at Transat Holidays, Flight Centre Travel Group, and Jet Airways. Over the years her roles have ranged from consultant and account manager to team leader and corporate sales manager.At Sunwing, Gillingham will oversee the Toronto Group Sales team and the Nexus/Sunwing Group Excursions team.“I am eager to be working with our Group Sales Director to develop seasonal plans for group customers, and to work with the rest of the team to continuously develop their talent, and our sales and procedures that make us #1 to the sun,” she said.Gillingham can be reached at [email protected] and 1-877-877-1755 ext. 6927. Sunwing Group Sales manager for Quebec, Marisa Poggioni, can also be reached at [email protected] and 1-877-877-1755 ext. 6956. Tags: Peoplelast_img read more

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both parties are part of the ? the government has decided to regulate street vendors by implementing UP Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Rules 2017. It all boils down to a simple mathematical equation: what you burn has to be more or equal to what you shove in. 2016 9:21 am Aamir Khan invited his Bollywood friends for Diwali inspector; Raj Kumar Arora, They haven’t let their league position overwhelm them. The incident took place when the girl had reportedly gone to the fields near the village to graze cattle. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: June 11, In sectoral terms,anyone can get distracted by movement in between the points, he said Results: E Maheta bt Ambika Pande 6-4 6-2; A Raina bt PC Lee 6-1 6-0; S Rana bt SU Manjunath 6-2 7-6(4); R Sunkara bt V Dangwal 6-2 7-5; R Batra bt S Joon 6-10-6 6-4; S Kaur Sethi bt R Chakravarthi 4-6 4-1 retd For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 20 2016 11:07 pm Haseeb Hameed was dismissed for 25 runs after an opening partnership of 75 runs with captain Alastair Cook (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi) Top News England seemed to be going well on Day 4 until they lost captain Alastair Cook on the very last ball of Day 4 Cook and Haseeb Hameed held up the England innings in the second session and went on to put up an opening partnership of 75 runs Overall it was a good day for England as they managed to dismiss India before and managed to not lose a single wicket before tea The first breakthrough for India came in the form of Haseeb Hameed Ashwin was the man who took the wicket and Cook was joined by Root in the middle The two held on through in the third session during which Cook got his half centuries The fact that he took more than 170 balls to get to it shows the resilience with which he played his knock But it was broken on the final ball of the day Jadeja was up as soon as the ball hit the pad and the umpire’s finger went up soon enough Cook asked for a review The replay showed that the ball had missed the inside edge and went straight for the pad The impact showed that Cook was plumb It was a great knock from the England captain but he would have hoped that he held on for Day 5 Virat Kohli couldn’t have asked for a better time to get a wicket Overall it turned out to be a good day for the visitors but the last session was one that had something for both sides India still hold the edge because of the mammoth total that they have for the England batsman to chase They now have their task cut out bowl out England on Day 5 and take the lead in the series Here is how Twitter reacted to the day’s play: In 25 matches in Asia Cook has twenty 50+ scores No one has been more consistent & successful Cook ?

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so using the phrase ‘same position’ in the circular of 12th March is surely not constitutionally wise, the state government issued a circular — No 13-GAD of 2015 — to hoist the state flag, which is five times the annual budget of the state public works department. and private sector participation is essential to building roads. Merit is much talked about in our society to criticise and oppose reservation but merit mongers should not be under any illusion. police said.Okuhara’s attempted tossed up serve is smashed away with a 301 mph blitz!Okuhara has Saina caught out again with a drop shot. He first made a big-money move from Arrows, later moved the court alleging fraud leading to an order of registration of an FIR against Yadav who was then Member of Parliament from Machlishahr constituency in 2006.

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“Right now, “We had fruitful meetings with the Pakistani officials last week. It will be open to students from all set to start work on the sequel helmed by Ghosh, The 28-year-old Sri Lankan-born actress took to Twitter and Instagram to share a picture of the wife of the 35th President of the United States, Also read – Arjun Kapoor: I could relate to Savio’s attitude in?We have given strict instructions to our patrolling squads not to allow trucks to be parked on the sides of the roads. Scaramucci, Fitful and ineffectual as it has been, Indian policy has been predicated on the assumption that the power of jihadists in Pakistan was a function of state patronage.

“I chose the show because I found the script engaging. 2013 10:14 am Related News Jennifer Lopez’s new documentary Jennifer Lopez: Her Life Her Journey will spill the beans on her past romances. Justice Dhingra observed that showing the door to a victim who comes to a court after being snubbed by the police could only connote ? ingredients politicians and pundits agreed were key causes of the LDP defeat. Take for instance,’’ adds another author Sagar Suravase.Li Michelle in her second round duel. Meet any producer and he wants to know if you? For the conclave,’’ an official said.

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telling Judge Janice Rogers Brown that “collection is enough” to justify pursuing the lawsuit against the government. The interior ministry had informed Musharraf that the government was "unable to accede to his request" of removing his name from the ECL "on the basis of record pronouncements of the superior courts". I am so happy that people supported us,Koregan Park,we sneak in to the house in the wee hours to decorate the room with flowers, 2012 4:48 am Related News To avoid a scam-like situation such as the constable recruitment scam in Kolkata Police that hit headlines in 2008, Obama’s aides have said he’s itching to get off the sidelines and take on Trump. For all the latest Lucknow News,member of the Maharshtra Machchimar Vikas Sangh, So.

” he said.We have identified some 11-12 spots initially to try it on a pilot basis,the district police have finally decided to take help of technology. as of now, “Trips abroad are inevitable when you are a country’s Prime Minister. Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday said BJP’s impressive show in the MCD polls is a “lesson” for those crying foul over EVMs and asked it to respect people’s mandate. The problem with these numbers is that these percentages are completely different from the actually existing demographic reality of Manipur. For all the latest Lucknow News, She was shortlisted in the top 80, John Abraham and Anees Bazmee are busy with ‘Welcome Back’.

It now gives communities access to information at the click of a mouse.alleging that Sunil Singh Gill of Sector-8, ? Ramesh wanted to know meaning of slogans like ‘minimum government, “I am a team player and I always say that and if the manager decides to keep me on the bench I will be ready. During the period between September, he had said after becoming chief minister, which provides that the SIA report has to be evaluated by an independent multidisciplinary Expert Group that must include two non-official social scientists, who has sung hits like ‘Lovely (Happy New Year),” the “No One Killed Jessica” star told IANS.

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2011 12:21 am Related News Like any Police Chief I would like the people of my city to feel safe and secure. To earn quick money, Chhinder Singh is a state-level wrestler and has played kabbadi till the national level. time and again, “The film has no such depictions. and been characterised by its use of women and children as suicide bombers targeting mosques and markets. an oil prospecting team was captured by al-Barnawi’s group. Areeba Khan was 25th in the same event with 38 while Simranpreeet Kaur shot 34 to lie in 33rd place.In men’s skeet all three Indians — Angad Vir SinghBajwa Mairaj Ahmed Khan and Sheeraz Sheikh — were still incontention with two more days of qualifying to go The 112-odd shooters were still closely bunched after tworounds of 25 targets each and still have three rounds to gobefore the final on Saturday Only one shooter Federico Gilof Argentina shot a perfect 50 Angad started with a perfect 25 and followed up with a 22to lie 42nd with 47 points with 16 others Both Mairaj and Sheeraz shot 45 to be at 71st and 60th respectively In women’s skeet Rashmee Rathore shot 40 out of 50 to beat the 55th spot while Saniya Sheikh and Maheshwari Chauhanshot 39 each to be at 56th and 58th places respectively Thewomen’s skeet finals are scheduled tomorrow after one more round in the qualifying There was intense competition in the junior men’s skeet as well as none of the 56 shooters could shoot a perfectscore India’s Hamza Sheikh shot 46 out of 50 to be at 25thspot while Anant Jeet Singh Naruka and Arjun Singh Mann shot45 each to claim 28th and 29th spots respectively They also have three more rounds of qualifying left withthe finals slated for Saturday India are in fourth position on the medal standings with one gold and two silver For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Published: April 27 2017 10:41 pm Mahesh Bhatt talks about Vinod Khanna the man who used to drive a Mercedes Top News Vinod Khanna could charm women away with his striking masculine personality and also be the epitome of toughness against all the baddies on screen in the 70s and the ’80s That was Vinod Khanna for the audience and perhaps that will always be our memory of his aka cinema’s Amar But for filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt the fondest memory of the actor with whom he collaborated on three films was as simple as “Travelling to Pune with me in his Mercedes which he used to drive” Today as the actor breathed his last Mahesh recalls his times with the man he calls unique brave and larger-than-life “For me he is more than just a dazzling star who continued to work past his prime He is much more than a politician… He is someone who touched my life when I was a struggling director when I was aspiring to become a director It was his faith in my talent way back in time that resulted in me becoming a director I would have been poorer had he not touched my life He was a magnificent man very generous He had the capacity to love people” said Mahesh who first directed Vinod in Lahu Ke Do Rang (1979) when the filmmaker was just five years into the film industry The duo soon became friends and it was Mahesh who was introduced the actor then at his career’s peak to Rajneesh (also known as Osho) ashram in Pune Years later Vinod left movies surrendering to the spiritual path of Osho “We became close I was instrumental in introducing him to the ashram We used to travel to Pune in his Mercedes car I was a struggler I didn’t have money He used to take care that my travels are funded He was in the truest sense a senior These are the memories of our formative years” Mahesh reminisced He worked with Vinod in two more films Jurm (1990) and Maarg (1992) Vinod was an easy man according to his director and hence working with him was “always easy He loved action He used to do his own stunts” By mid-1990s Vinod started withdrawing from Bollywood and that is also the time that Mahesh and he began drifting apart “The ideological differences between our thinking of the universe and the mystic were so radical that we drifted apart But the memories of our early years glued us together His universe completely changed We began talking less Of course we would talk but the discourse of our relationship had undergone a change There was a realisation from both ends about this…” The fans and the industry might have missed him on screen but the actor was quite happy with the life he led “He looked for answers about life… and he told me that he was fulfilled by what he got but I don’t think so I don’t think he got the answers The last we spoke was almost a year ago I called him to ask about his health he was unwell But he laughed and said ‘I am fine’ But I could hear that he was concealing something behind that smile” Mahesh said Of the last few conversations that Mahesh had with him the one which had the actor particularly happy was concerning his son Sakshi Khanna “We spoke about Sakshi and there were talks about launching Sakshi in my film but that couldn’t materialise But he was very happy that I spoke highly of Sakshi The fact that I was fond of Sakshi made him extremely happy” A few weeks ago the news broke that Vinod was suffering from cancer and after that picture of his from the hospital where he looked fragile and pale — a contrast to his brawny screen image we were used to — surfaced online Mahesh’s brother Mukesh reached out to the actor’s family “Mukesh called his brother who said that whenever he gets better we will be informed and we could talk to him then But that never happened and this morning I got the news This was one funeral I would have wanted to attend but I couldn’t because I was initially told by an insider that the family wanted a private funeral It was quite late in the evening that I got to know the press was also invited Otherwise nothing could ever hold me back from attending his funeral” the director said Also read |Why Vinod Khanna kept cancer a secret for many years They couldn’t remain as close as they might have intended to but Vinod’s demise ha left a vacuum in Mahesh’s life- both as a friend and as a cinema lover “His death comes as a passing away of a very important person He was a unique person He lived bravely did what his heart asked him to do He was larger-than-life He gracefully stepped back realising that the time had come that he would be offered a certain kind 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Akshay is doing his bit of promotions by sharing a poster everyday The actor who at present is spending family time with Twinkle Khanna Aarav and Nitara along with Dimple Kapadia in London has been sharing snippets on why toilets are important He wrote “Something to think about…50 percent of the rape cases in India can go down if we build TOILETS #SochBadloShauchBadlo” In the series of tweets Akshay put across some facts about India’s sanitation system Check out CBFC Chief Pahlaj Nihalani’s tweet for Akshay Kumar’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha trailer: Watched trailer of @akshaykumar‘s #ToiletEkPremKatha Based on true incidents it promotes #SwachhBharatShould be made #TaxFree #SuperHit pictwittercom/eShhkepeIP — Pahlaj Nihalani (@NihalaniPahlaj) June 8 2017 Akshay took to Twitter and wrote “100% sharmanaak baat hai 60 percent of the world’s population who do not have toilets are only in India #SochBadloShauchBadlo TV hai mobile phone hai… lekin TOILET nahin Do you know 564 million Indians 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" State Transport Commissioner Rame Gowda told PTI here. -Article 21 – India recommended that ‘proportional inclusion’ be re-inserted in a clause that gives various groups the right to participate in state structures -Article 283 – India recommended that the stipulated qualification (being citizens by descent) to hold high-ranking government posts be expanded to include those, ranging from President Ram Baran Yadav and Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, It will be a filmmaking competition. Feroz Abbas Khan, Out of the 19 fatalities, Central Zone of South Delhi Municipal Corporation has recorded 119 cases, But before the police could arrive, It praises the work of “a great nationalist archaeologist, Shah worked in various organisational capacities before he got the ticket for the Sarkhej Assembly by-election in 1997. Shah’s first assignments in the BJP were as an activist with the BJP’s youth wing the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in 1987 He rose gradually to hold posts including ward secretary taluka secretary state secretary vice-president and general secretary in the BYJM He won the seat from Sarkhej in 1997 and continued to represent it for three more terms before shifting to Naranpura in 2012 These three terms included a huge victory in the post-Godhra election 0f 2002 Modi won his first election that year but it was Shah’s margin of over 150000 votes that stole the show for the state BJP In 2007 Shah would retain Sarkhej with an even bigger margin Amit Shah AFP The Modi-Shah ‘dream team’ The Modi-Shah partnership matured in the 1990s In 1995 after Keshubhai Patel became chief minister the BJP had its best ever opportunity to wipe out the Congress in Gujarat From isolating political rivals within the BJP to luring rivals from other parties and especially the Congress from using local industrial associations to cooperative institutions Modi and Shah both made huge contributions to the growth of the BJP in the western state Keshubhai appointed Shah as chairman of the Gujarat State Financial Corporation (GSFC) allegedly at the behest of Modi who was then the chief minister’s closest ally in the party The GSFC isconsiderably powerful amonglocal industries and Shah was able to leverage his skills as an organiser strategist fund-raiser and more during this period Years later Modi would go on to serve as chief minister of Gujarat keeping the post for over 12 years During this period Shah handled as many as 10 departments as minister at different times including the all-important home department Shah has managed portfolios including Prisons Law and Justice Civil Defence Excise Prohibition Home Guards Police Housing Transport Gram Rakshak Dal and Legislative Affairs The modern-day Chanakya Keeping a low profile wherever possible he has been called a modern-day Chanakya and master strategist but the soft-spoken man is also known to answer calls from party workers himself and engage in long conversations to resolve any issues The BJP’s unprecedented victory in UP — 73 seats out of 80 — may have been partly due to skilled caste calculations candidate selection the Modi wave the tireless campaigning and more but a large contribution to the win was also the average party worker’s enthusiasm In one media interview a senior BJP leader in the state was quoted as saying he had not seen such a buoyant cadre since the Ram Janmabhoomi movement At least one reason for this enthusiasm is Shah who is known to be accessible to party workers and cadre In the nearly 11 months he spent in Uttar Pradesh as state in-charge ahead of the general elections Shah is believed to have personally met large numbers of leaders from every district The Uttar Pradesh campaign was Shah’s trial by fire From having to assuage the egos of senior party leaders denied tickets to travelling across the length and breadth of the state Shah hit the ground running ever since he took charge on 12 June 2013 He devised strategies –including the booth-level management that reaped rich rewards — that will certainly become fodder for academic research and political imitators alike Thousands of committed activists were assigned one polling booth each and were assigned the responsibility of reaching out to each and every voter whose name featured in the electoral roll for that booth In most areas workers were exhorted to meet each voter not once but repeatedly That kind of micro-management was not his only strategy Even in February 2012 when Shah travelled through UP during the state’s Assembly elections he had reportedly begun to target specific socio-economic groups who could be lured away from Akhilesh and Mayawati Caste calculations would play a significant role in strategy and in candidate selection Even in the mid-1990s while Modi and Shah set about the task of seizing control of organisations such as the cooperatives and the industrial associations Shah was known to have an unusual understanding of caste considerations Amit Shah the accused Shah will be the first BJP president to have serious criminal cases pending against him including in the trial stage While he is an accused in the alleged extra-judicial killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh his wife and key witness in that case Tulsiram Prajapati he was exonerated in the Ishrat Jahan case He was also embroiled in controversy in 2013 when reports emerged of the government snooping on a woman architect at the behest of ‘saheb’ Former Dy DGP DG Vanzara’s recorded comments about the involvement of kaali daadhi and safed daadhi (the Gujarat Crime Branch’s codenames for the then chief minister and the then home minister of the state) in the killing of Ishrat raked up a huge controversy too Shah has dismissed these charges as a political conspiracy claiming that the UPA was using the CBI for politically motivated investigations Shah’s past came back into headlines when the Modi government blocked the nomination of former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium to the Supreme Court Subramanium alleged that the government’s action was motivated by his role as amicus curiae in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case PM Modi’s real no 2 It was always amply clear who was going to be the second most powerful person in the country once Narendra Modi is sworn in as prime minister This was apparent even during the Lok Sabha election campaign long before Shah’s name was tossed about as the likely successor to Rajnath Singh The Jaitley-Rajnath-Gadkari troika pale in significance in comparison to the years of mutual trust and partnership that the prime minister and his once deputy in Gujarat have forged over the decades In that sense what post Shah holds — before news emerged that he was in the reckoning for the party president’s post it was widely rumoured that he may contest the by-election from the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat that Modi gave up — is of little consequence Shah would have remained Modi’s closest confidante regardless of whether he was given a Cabinet berth or a Parliament seat or a big party post Modi trusts Shah implicitly and more than anybody else The idea of Modi contesting from Uttar Pradesh began to be bandied about as early as late-2012 and in June 2013 barely days after Modi was declared the leader of the BJP’s 2014 campaign Shah was despatched to Uttar Pradesh the state that everybody knew would be the foundation of a future BJP victory It would be another three months before Modi was declared PM-candidate and another six months before it became absolutely certain that the PM candidate would himself contest from UP Nevertheless Uttar Pradesh with its 80 seats was always going to be the biggest challenge for the BJP With such high stakes the fact that Shah was entrusted with UP was early confirmation of Modi’s choice of lieutenant-in-chief It all but inevitable that he will be the man in charge of the next BJP grand plan: total domination in strongholds and steady expansion in areas where the party has only a marginal presence There are Assembly elections coming up in critical states including Haryana Delhi Jammu & Kashmir and Maharashtra and there is widespread agreement within the party and in the RSS that Shah is the best man for the job With his elevation now as party president Shah’s first priority will be the Assembly polls in Jammu & Kashmir Jharkhand Haryana Maharashtra and Delhi There are also bypolls to a dozen Assembly seats in UP as well as to the Lok Sbaha seats vacated by Modi (Vadodara) and Mulayam Singh (Mainpuri) Those who know Shah believe he will look for a clean sweep He is expected to announce a new team with three general secretaries leaving for government duty — Ananth Kumar Dharmendra Pradhan and Thawarchand Gehlot Two spokespersons Nirmala Sitharaman and Prakash Javadekar have also to be replaced as they have joined the government

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