Traders still shorting Ocado stock as online grocer hits near-record high

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Second explosion at Japan nuclear reactor

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Forget the Bitcoin price! Here’s how I’d invest money in cheap UK shares to get rich

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Peter Stephens Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The Bitcoin price has risen 115% in 2020. By contrast, many cheap UK shares have recorded major declines. As such, the virtual currency may seem more appealing than a basket of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares.However, the prospect of a long-term stock market recovery following the recent crash means that today’s undervalued shares could deliver impressive capital returns.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As such, investing money in a diverse range of high-quality British shares could be a more profitable long-term move than purchasing Bitcoin.Buying cheap UK shares for the stock market recoveryBuying cheap UK shares could produce impressive returns in a long-term stock market recovery. After all, indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have always successfully returned to record highs following their previous bear markets and crashes.However, buying high-quality companies at low prices could be an even more profitable strategy. Businesses with competitive advantages may be better placed to benefit from increasing consumer confidence and an economic recovery. Similarly, companies with spare cash could use it to strengthen their market position through acquisitions or investment in new products.Therefore, considering the quality of a business as well as aiming to buy cheap UK shares could be a means of generating stronger returns. It may also mean less risk, since stronger companies could be less likely to fold under a tough set of economic conditions.Building a diverse portfolio of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 sharesIt’s possible to build a diverse portfolio of cheap UK shares. The dealing costs within ISAs are often relatively low. Services such as regular investing may also be available that further reduces commission costs.Diversifying not only reduces risk through being less reliant on a small number of companies for returns. But it also provides access to a wider range of growth opportunities. This may be especially relevant at the present time. That’s because it’s currently difficult to know which sectors will recover quickest after the 2020 stock market crash. As such, a diverse portfolio of stocks may offer greater long-term growth prospects in an uncertain period for the world economy.Bitcoin’s long-term prospectsOf course, Bitcoin doesn’t offer the diversification benefits of cheap UK shares. Furthermore, the virtual currency’s price is based solely on investor sentiment rather than fundamentals. This makes it more difficult to ascertain whether its price factors in risks such as regulatory threats and a limited infrastructure.Therefore, investing money in a diverse range of high-quality FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares ahead of a likely economic recovery could be a better option from a risk/reward perspective. Doing so, could produce a surprisingly large nest egg in the long run. It could also minimise risk in what could prove to be an uncertain economic period over the coming months. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Forget the Bitcoin price! Here’s how I’d invest money in cheap UK shares to get rich Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Acreage Increases Send Prices Tumbling

first_img SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jun 30, 2014 Home News Feed Acreage Increases Send Prices Tumbling Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Mike SilverThere were plenty of surprises in the USDA planted and grain stocks reports released on Monday. The big surprise came in the soybean planted acre number. The USDA projects that at a record high 84.8 million acres, up 11 percent from last year. Mike Silver, with Kokomo Grain, said the figures were well above what the market had expected, “The range of guesses going into the report was 80.5 to 83.2,  so the report was well above anything the market had expected.” The increase in acreage planted compared to 2013 is led by the soybean “powerhouse states” of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota which are each expected to plant between 600,000 to 850,000 more acres this year. Corn acreage was pegged at 91.6 million acres, down 4 percent from last year. This represents the lowest planted acreage in the United States since 2010; however, this is the fifth largest corn acreage in the history. The corn number was close to what traders had been expecting, averaging 91.7. The March intentions report had pegged corn acreage at 91.69 million acres. Silver told HAT the stocks number was also a surprise to the market, “The corn stocks number of 3.845 billion bushels well above the pre-report expectation of 3.724, so it was higher than the market expected.” As a result, new crop corn prices put in a new low on Monday, and Silver says they may go even lower, “The funds are still long the corn market and, if based on this report, they begin to unwind those long positions, we could see this price continue to move lower.” Silver expressed some skepticism over where the USDA found the high stock number and hoped the market would find a summer low where it could begin to build some support heading into harvest.Logan Burges, at Grain, on the HAT mid-day podcast, said soybean prices may also see much lower prices, “The USDA is forecasting a new crop on farm price in the $10 range; and, given the number we saw today, it is hard to argue with that assessment.” This month’s report reinforces forecasts that the soybean market is in transition, said Todd Davis, crops economist at AFBF. “The old-crop soybean market is managing tight stocks through higher prices while the market is waiting for a potential record-large new crop harvest,” he stated.On June 1, 2014, Indiana corn stocks totaled 309.3 million bushels, 94 percent higher than a year earlier, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. About 45 percent of the corn was stored on farms. The third quarter disappearance was 229.0 million bushels, compared with 154.3 million bushels a year earlier. Soybean stocks on June 1, 2014, were 32.4 million bushels. That was 1 percent higher than stocks a year earlier. The third quarter indicated disappearance was 40.0 million bushels, compared with 39.5 million bushels during the same period in 2013. Farm stocks of soybeans were 10.5 million bushels. Wheat stocks on June 1, 2014, were 15.4 million bushels, 37 percent below a year ago. Approximately 98 percent of wheat stocks were in commercial storage. Fourth quarter indicated disappearance was 9.1 million bushels, 16.1 percent of supply.More analysis from Mike Silver can be found here.More analysis from Logan Burges can be found here. Acreage Increases Send Prices Tumbling SHARE Previous articleWeather Continues to Challenge CropsNext articleIndiana Soybean Acres up 6% Gary Truittlast_img read more

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What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_imgUncategorized What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Friday, March 13, 2015 | 1:54 pm More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Subscribe HerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Here is our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter:last_img read more

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Continued Economic Growth Vital for Still-Challenged Markets

first_imgSubscribe  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago December 15, 2015 1,144 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Potestivo & Associates Expands with New Office Next: TRID: Putting the Spotlight on Vendor Management About Author: Brian Honea Share Save Tagged with: Foreclosure Alternatives foreclosure sales HOPE NOW Non-foreclosure solutions Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Foreclosure Alternatives foreclosure sales HOPE NOW Non-foreclosure solutions 2015-12-15 Brian Honea Continued Economic Growth Vital for Still-Challenged Markets Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Foreclosures and solutions have been on the steady decline for years, which means many housing markets are improving—and the key is sustaining that growth, according to a report released by HOPE NOW on Tuesday.In October 2015, the industry offered approximately 30,000 permanent loan modifications, compared with 39,000 the previous October (a 23 percent decline). Short sales dropped off by 37 percent in October year-over-year, from 10,400 to 6,600. Also declining substantially from October 2014 to October 2015 were deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure (2,300 down to 1,500, a 35 percent drop), foreclosure starts (65,000 down to 57,000, a 13 percent drop), foreclosure sales (39,000 down to 26,000, a 33 percent drop), and serious delinquencies (1.91 million down to 1.67 million, a 13 percent drop), according to HOPE NOW.“Our data has always been about finding significant trends so that our member and partners are best equipped to offer the right solution to the right borrower,” HOPE NOW Executive Director Eric Selk said. “Sustainability is the key as the housing market continues to improve across the nation.”The total number of non-foreclosure solutions in October 2015, including permanent loan modifications, short sales, deeds-in-lieu, and other workout plans, totaled 109,000, which still outpaced foreclosure sales during the month (26,000) by a ratio of approximately 4 to 1.“We are pleased to see that total solutions are still significantly outpacing foreclosure sales on a consistent basis,” Selk said. “We are close to pre-crisis levels and that is good news. By reviewing the data from a year ago, we are also happy to see double digit decreases in foreclosure numbers and delinquency volume.”To the end of achieving sustainability in housing markets, HOPE NOW—a voluntary, private sector alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, mortgage insurers and non-profit counselors—has hosted a series of loss mitigation events in the areas hit hardest by the crisis to connect struggling borrowers face-to-face with mortgage servicers, housing counseling agencies, and local non-profit agencies and civic organizations. Year-to-date, 2,300 borrowers have received assistance at nine events; in the last event, which took place in New York City and included Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the government’s Making Home Affordable program, 375 borrowers received assistance.“As I have stressed each month, the focus of our industry members is largely on markets experiencing a slower recovery,” Selk said. “Additionally, as loss mitigation efforts slow down—which is a good thing—HOPE NOW is looking at improving communities in this post-recession environment. We have taken a large role in neighborhood stabilization initiatives, abandoned property issues and holistic community revitalization. Our borrower outreach efforts have been complemented by high level roundtables with elected officials and community leaders.” The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Continued Economic Growth Vital for Still-Challenged Markets Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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Driving Progress in Housing and Mortgage

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Awards default Five Star HOUSING Keystone mortgage Servicing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Rising Business Leader Keystone Award that was presented at the recently concluded Five Star Conference recognized individuals, who while still early in their careers have demonstrated an outstanding capability to lead and drive progress. Courtney Thompson, Director, Default Oversight and Operations at Flagstar Bank received this award. The finalists included Jennifer Bross, AVP, Client Relations, ServiceLink; Jennifer Carroll Senior Foreclosure Specialist, Fay Servicing; Cara Hardy VP, Loss Mitigation and Bankruptcy, Statebridge Company; and Elizabeth Kameen Project Manager, Fannie Mae.Joining Flagstar in 2015, was a turning point in her life and was “the best gift that I never asked for,” Thompson said while accepting the award. “Thank you for this honor and I look forward to working with many of you in the future.”As Director of Flagstar Bank’s default servicing operations team, Thompson is responsible for consumer default assets, including default call center and the design and operation of the bank’s component default servicing oversight model that includes the management of specialty servicing vendor partners who perform the front line servicing for each of these functional areas of default, as well as Flagstar’s cross-functional oversight team.Watch this video to see the accomplishments of Thompson and her fellow-finalists.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News Driving Progress in Housing and Mortgage October 2, 2018 1,435 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Awards default Five Star HOUSING Keystone mortgage Servicing 2018-10-02 Radhika Ojha About Author: Radhika Ojha Previous: Measuring Delinquency and Foreclosure Recovery Next: Old Republic Acquires iMarc, Inc. Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Driving Progress in Housing and Mortgage Sign up for DS News Daily Share Savelast_img read more

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Charity seeks volunteers to sleep rough in Letterkenny

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleMc Conalogue worried by rise in burglaries in Northern Garda RegionNext articleGAA – Donegal Dominate All Star Nominations News Highland News By News Highland – October 3, 2012 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Charity seeks volunteers to sleep rough in Letterkenny A charity that assists the homeless is looking for 25 volunteers – to sleep rough in Letterkenny.The North West Simon community is looking for people aged over 18 to participate in its annual charity ‘Street Sleep’ in the town this Friday.Last year’s event proved a huge success with volunteers braving the elements to spend the night out in the Market Square – with just sleeping bags and cardboard boxes used for mattresses.The event – which will start at 10 pm and continue overnight – is being run in conjunction with Simon Week which is taking place this week.Clare McTeirnan is the CEO of the Northwest Simon Community, she is urging people to take part in the street sleep on Friday night…[podcast][/podcast]center_img Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Delhi Judicial Service Exam- Answer Key To Be Subjected To Judicial Review Only When It Is Demonstrably Wrong: Delhi High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Judicial Service Exam- Answer Key To Be Subjected To Judicial Review Only When It Is Demonstrably Wrong: Delhi High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Dec 2020 4:05 AMShare This – xIn a case relating to Delhi Higher Judiciary Service Preliminary Examination, Delhi High Court has observed that an answer key cannot be disregarded as being incorrect merely on a doubt.There is always a presumption of correctness regarding the answer key and it may be subject to judicial review only when it is “demonstrably wrong” i.e. it must be such as no reasonable body of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a case relating to Delhi Higher Judiciary Service Preliminary Examination, Delhi High Court has observed that an answer key cannot be disregarded as being incorrect merely on a doubt.There is always a presumption of correctness regarding the answer key and it may be subject to judicial review only when it is “demonstrably wrong” i.e. it must be such as no reasonable body of men well-versed in the particular subject would regard it as correct, the bench comprising Justices Manmohan and Sanjeev Narula observed.The court observed this while dismissing a writ petition that sought modification of answer key with regard to some questions of the Delhi Higher Judiciary Service Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) held earlier this year. One of the impugned question was on the relevant criteria while sentencing the accused in an offence under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1998, the relevant criteria. As per the answer key, the answer to the question was Deterrence & Denunciation. Referring to the report filed by Examination-cum-Judicial Education and Training Programme Committee of Hon’ble Judges, the bench observed:”In the present case, the Examination-cum-Judicial Education and Training Programme Committee has considered the queries raised by the petitioner at length and given detailed reasons as to why the impugned answer key is the single, objective, correct answer of the four options provided in the exam. In our view, there is no other answer that can possibly be “correct”.”The court, referring to a judgment in n Ran Vijay Singh & Ors. vs. State of Uttar Pradesh & Ors., (2018) 2 SCC 357 discussed the scope of Court interference with the results of an examination It said: “This Court is of the view that the petitioner has sought to reap the benefit of the observations of this Court in Sumit Kumar vs High Court of Delhi (supra) without actually following the standard/test of judicial review discussed thereunder. . (emphasis supplied) 14. The Division Bench of this Court in the aforesaid judgment, after discussing several judgments of the Supreme Court on the same matter, held that a candidate could not be penalized for answers at variance with the key only if the answer key was proven to be incorrect beyond doubt. However, it is relevant to note that according to the said judgment, an answer key cannot be disregarded as being incorrect merely on a doubt. The Court had reiterated the settled law that there is always a presumption of correctness regarding the answer key and it may be subject to judicial review only when it is “demonstrably wrong” i.e. it must be such as no reasonable body of men well-versed in the particular subject would regard it as correct.”Dismissing the writ petition, the bench observed that the petitioner failed to demonstrate that the impugned questions and answer keys are inherently incorrect or manifest injustice has occurred in the present case.CASE: SHIVNATH TRIPATHI vs. REGISTRAR GENERAL HIGH COURT OF DELHI [W.P. (C) 7346/2020]CORAM: Justices Manmohan and Sanjeev NarulaClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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“A Critical Comment On Supreme Court’s Judgment In Forum For People’s Collective Efforts v. State Of West Bengal”

first_imgColumns”A Critical Comment On Supreme Court’s Judgment In Forum For People’s Collective Efforts v. State Of West Bengal” Dormaan Jamshid Dalal19 May 2021 11:51 PMShare This – xWhile entertaining a Writ Petition under Article 32 of the Constitution of India, 1950 (hereinafter referred to as “the Constitution”) filed by a non-profit company[1], a two Judges Bench of the Supreme Court in Forum for People’s Collective Efforts (FPCE) & Anr v. State Of West Bengal and Others[2] (hereinafter referred to as “the FPCE case”) struck down the West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation Act, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as “HIRA”). In its elaborate analysis[3], the Court declared that HIRA (a State enactment) was repugnant to Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (hereinafter referred to as “RERA”). This did not really come as a surprise. Afterall, the State of West Bengal had for reasons best known to it, quite literally “copy pasted” the provisions of RERA (a Union enactment) barring a few cosmetic changes.[4] After thoroughly examining both RERA and HIRA, the Court opined that ” a significant and even overwhelmingly large part” of HIRA “overlaps” with RERA and the provisions of RERA “have been lifted bodily” into HIRA and this overlap “is so significant” that the Court felt that “the test of repugnancy based on an identity of subject matter is clearly established.”[5] Apart from striking down HIRA, the Court, in the concluding part of its opinion also declared that the West Bengal (Regulation of Promotion of Construction and Transfer by Promoters) Act, 1993 (hereinafter referred to as “the 1993 Act”) which had been repealed by HIRA was also repugnant to RERA and would therefore stand impliedly repealed.[6] The Court further clarified that the 1993 Act would not revive upon striking down HIRA.[7] A reading of the judgment brings to the fore three important questions of law which have not been specifically dealt with by the Court. They are as follows: Also Read – Important Supreme Court Judgments On Arbitration Passed RecentlyAdvertisement Question no. 1 Whilst exercising its writ jurisdiction under Article 32 of the Constitution, could the Court have declared HIRA unconstitutional on the ground of repugnancy or legislative competence? Question no. 2 Assuming that the Petitioners had alleged in the writ petition that their fundamental rights had been violated, was the petition filed at the instance of the Petitioner no. 1 company under Article 32 of the Constitution maintainable? Also Read – Selective Hiring Of ‘Dom’ Caste Amid Pandemic In West Bengal: The Casteist Attack On The ConstitutionAdvertisement Question no. 3 Could the Court have declared that the 1993 Act is repugnant to RERA and hence impliedly repealed even though it was not specifically challenged? The purpose of this column is to answer these questions in the backdrop of the FPCE case. QUESTIONS THAT ARISE Question no. 1 Whilst exercising its writ jurisdiction under Article 32 of the Constitution, could the Court have declared HIRA unconstitutional on the ground of repugnancy or legislative competence? Also Read – The Government Of National Capital Territory Of Delhi (Amendment) Act 2021Advertisement Advertisement Answer to Question no. 1 The Challenge: In order to answer this question, it is essential to first examine the challenge in the petition. The essence of the challenge is set out in the very first paragraph of the Court’s opinion in Part A.[8] The basis for the challenge was that HIRA was a “virtual replica” of RERA and it was directly inconsistent with the provisions of RERA.[9] HIRA had neither been reserved for nor had it received assent of the President of India under Article 254(2)[10] of the Constitution and therefore it could not prevail over RERA.[11] “Parliament having legislated on a field covered by the Concurrent List,” it was not permissible for the State Legislature to enact a law on the same subject.[12] It is pertinent to note that there does not appear to be any challenge on the ground that impugned legislation (HIRA) offends or violates the Petitioners’ fundamental rights. Even if one were to peruse the submissions of the Petitioners recorded by the Court, there does not appear to be any argument on the ground of violation of the Petitioners’ fundamental rights.[13] Had such challenge been specifically raised, the Court would have certainly dealt with it in its opinion. Also Read – Women’s Reproductive Rights In India And BeyondAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement Scope of Article 32: A writ petition can only be filed under Article 32 to enforce fundamental rights in Part III of the Constitution.[14] This is not to say that grounds apart from violation of fundamental rights, such as repugnancy, legislative competence or violation of other constitutional provisions cannot be raised in a petition under Article 32. However, while entertaining a petition under Article 32, it is essential to first show that there has been a violation of fundamental rights before proceeding to any other ancillary challenge. At least a prima facie case under Article 32 has to be made out to show that the Petitioners’ fundamental rights have been violated.[15] This position of law has been clearly set out in no uncertain terms by a five Judges Bench of the Supreme Court in D.A.V. College v. State of Punjab.[16] The relevant portion of the judgment reads thus: “It is apparent therefore that the validity or the invalidity of the impugned law on the ground of legislative competence should purport to infringe the fundamental rights of the petitioner as a necessary condition of its being adjudicated. But if in fact the law does not, even on the assumption that it is valid, infringe any fundamental rights, this Court will not decide that question in a petition under Article 32. The reason for it is obvious, namely that no petition under Article 32 will be entertained if fundamental rights are not affected and if the impugned law does not affect the fundamental rights it would be contrary to this principle to determine whether that law in fact has legislative competence or not.”[17] (emphasis supplied) This being the position in law, the Court ought not to have entertained the challenge on the ground of repugnancy or legislative competence under Article 32 in the absence of any challenge on the ground of violation of fundamental rights. The Petitioners had to have first demonstrated that its fundamental rights had been violated before raising any challenge on the ground of legislative competence or repugnancy. Question no. 2 Assuming that the Petitioners had alleged in the writ petition that their fundamental rights had been violated, was the petition filed at the instance of the Petitioner no. 1 company under Article 32 of the Constitution maintainable? Let us assume for a moment that the writ petition contained specific grounds of fundamental rights violations. Could a writ petition filed by a corporate person under Article 32 be maintainable? Though the contesting Respondents have not raised a preliminary objection to this effect, it would be necessary to delve into this aspect. The case status from the Supreme Court website[18] of the FPCE case shows that the Writ Petition consists of two Petitioners. Petitioner no. 1 is the Forum for Peoples Collective Efforts. The YouTube channel[19] and Facebook page[20] of the Petitioner no. 1 both indicate that it is a non-profit company incorporated in 2017 under Section 8[21] of the Companies Act, 2013 and has been formed “primarily to work towards protection of consumers in general and home buyers in particular.”[22] The Petitioner no. 1 has filed the writ petition through its President one Mr. Abhay Upadhyay. The Petitioner no. 2 is Mr. Abhay Upadhyay. It would appear that the Petitioner no. 2 has filed the writ petition in his capacity as the President of the Petitioner no. 1 and also in his individual capacity. In light of this factual position, it would be apposite to refer to various authorities of the Supreme Court on this question. State Trading Corporation of India Ltd. v. The Commercial Tax Officer and others (1963) A Special Bench of nine Judges of the Supreme Court in State Trading Corporation of India Ltd. v. The Commercial Tax Officer and others (hereinafter referred to State Trading Corporation case) had the occasion to deal with this issue.[23] Two questions[24] had been referred to the Special Bench: (1) Whether State Trading Corporation, Private Limited Company registered under the Companies Act, 1956 was a citizen within the meaning of Article 19 of the Constitution and whether it could ask for enforcement of fundamental rights under the said Article? (2) Whether the said Corporation being a department and organ of the Government of India can claim to enforce its fundamental rights under Part III of the Constitution of India? “The questions were raised by way of preliminary objections to the maintainability of the Writ Petitions”[25] under Article 32 of the Constitution. The Petitioner no. 1 was State Trading Corporation of India Ltd., and the Petitioner no. 2 was the Additional Secretary Ministry of Commerce and Industries who was a shareholder of the Petitioner no. 1. Sinha C.J., who delivered the majority opinion, referred to a plethora of authorities[27] and opined that a clear distinction is made between rights guaranteed to “persons” (say in Article 14[28] and 21[29]) vis-à-vis rights guaranteed to “citizens” (Article 19 (1)[30]) in Part III of the Constitution.[31] According to the Court, “all citizens are persons but all persons are not citizens, under the Constitution.”[32] The Court then went on to examine the provisions of Citizenship in Part II (Articles 5 to 11) of the Constitution and came to the conclusion that the provisions of the said Part are “clearly inapplicable to juristic persons.”[33] Having thus come to that conclusion, the Court held that the rights flowing from Article 19 do not apply to a corporate body and the rights of citizenships and the rights flowing from nationality or domicile of a corporation are not coterminous.[34] Having thus held that the rights flowing from Article 19 would not apply to a body Corporate such as a Company, the majority did not deem it necessary to answer the second question on the right of a Government Corporation to claim infringement of fundamental rights. Hidayatullah J. having concurred with the majority also held, “….an incorporated company has a separate existence and the law recognises it as a legal person separate and distinct from its members. This new legal personality emerges from the moment of incorporation and from that date the persons subscribing to the memorandum of association and other persons joining as members are regarded as a body corporate or a corporation aggregate and the new person begins to function as an entity. But the members who form the incorporated company do not pool their status or their personality. If all of them are citizens of India the company does not become a citizens of India any more than if all are married the company would be a married person. The personality of the members has little to do with the persona of the incorporated company. ……The corporation really has no physical existence; it is a mere ‘abstraction of law’…” But the most crucial takeaway from the opinion of Hidayatullah J. was his view on the rights of the members of a Corporation who are citizens of India. According to Hidayatullah J., “Members of a corporation who are citizens can enforce the rights under Art. 19(1)(f) and (g). Even if corporations may not be able to do so directly, the members who are citizens by enforcing their personal right can effectively benefit the corporation. The only persons who are not able to do so are non-citizens whether as individuals or as members of a corporation;” Therefore, with respect to the first question, Hidayatullah J. opined that the State Trading Corporation could not be regarded as a citizen for the purpose of enforcing its rights under Article 19(1) (f) and (g).[37] So far as the second issue is concerned, unlike the majority, Hidayatullah J. decided the issue and held that State Trading Corporation being a Government Company could not enforce its rights under Part III of the Constitution against the State itself. The Tata Engineering and Locomotive Co. Ltd v. The State of Bihar and others (1965) About two years later, this issue arose once again before a five Judges Bench in Tata Engineering and Locomotive Co. Ltd. v. State of Bihar and others[39](hereinafter referred to as “the TELCO case”). Three groups of Petitioners who had filed writ petitions under Article 32 of the Constitution were being heard by the Supreme Court. In first group, petitions were filed by Tata Engineering and Locomotive Co. Ltd. (a company, whose majority shareholders were Indian citizens) as well as two shareholders of the said company who had also joined as Petitioners.[40] The second group consisted of Automobile Products of India Ltd. (a company, whose majority shareholders were Indian citizens) and a shareholder of the said company as Petitioners;[41] and in the last group, Petitions had been filed by State Trading Corporation of India Ltd.[42] The shareholders of this Corporation were the President of India, and two Additional Secretaries, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. One of these Secretaries was joined as a Petitioner. Before the Supreme Court it was argued on behalf of the Petitioners that though in the State Trading Corporation case, the Petitioner in that case was held not to be a citizen, “the question as to whether the veil of the Corporation can be lifted and the rights of the share-holders of the said Corporation could be recognised under Art. 19 or not was not decided,” and therefore, the Court could lift the corporate veil to decide whether the shareholders rights under Article 19 were being violated. The Court however rejected this argument, dismissed the petitions and held that in light of the decision in the State Trading Corporation case, the Petitioners’ plea could not be entertained, because if the plea was upheld, it would mean that “what the corporations or the companies cannot achieve directly, can be achieved by them indirectly by relying upon the doctrine of lifting the veil. If the corporations and companies are not citizens, it means that the Constitution intended that they should not get the benefit of Art. 19.”[45] The Court then went onto to opine, “The effect of confining Art. 19 to citizens as distinguished from persons to whom other Articles like 14 apply, clearly must be that it is only citizens to whom the rights under Art. 19 are guaranteed. If the legislature intends that the benefit of Art. 19 should be made available to the corporations, it would not be difficult for it to adopt a proper measure in that behalf by enlarging the definition of ‘citizen’ prescribed by the Citizenship Act passed by the Parliament by virtue of the powers conferred on it by Articles 10 and 11. On the other hand, the fact that the Parliament has not chosen to make any such provision indicates that it was not the intention of the Parliament to treat corporations as citizens. Therefore, it seems to us that in view of the decision of this Court in the case of the State Trading Corporation of India Ltd., AIR 1963SC 1811 the petitioners cannot be heard to say that their shareholders should be allowed to file the present petitions on the ground that, in substance, the corporations and companies are nothing more than associations of shareholders and members thereof.” Rustom Cavasjee Cooper v. Union of India -The Bank Nationalization Case (1970) This issue again arose before the eleven Judges Bench in Rustom Cavasjee Cooper v. Union of India[47](hereinafter referred to as “the Bank Nationalization case”). In this case, the Petitioner was a shareholder of Central Bank of India, the Bank of Baroda Ltd., the Union Bank of India Ltd., and the Bank of India Ltd., and also had current and fixed deposit accounts with the said banks. He was also a director of the Central Bank of India Ltd. He had filed two Writ Petitions under Article 32[48] claiming that the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Ordinance 8 of 1969 promulgated on July 19, 1969, and the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act 22 of 1969 impaired his rights guaranteed under Articles 14, 19 and 31 of the Constitution. The Attorney General raised a preliminary objection regarding the maintainability of the writ petitions because according to him no fundamental rights of the Petitioners were directly impaired.[50] The Court rejected the preliminary objection and after distinguishing the State Trading Corporation case and TELCO case held that since the Petitioner sought to challenge the infringement of his own rights and not of the Banks and therefore, the Petitions were maintainable. Bennett Coleman & Co. and others v. Union of India and others (1972) In Bennett Coleman & Co. and others v. Union of India and others,[52] a similar plea was raised by the Additional Solicitor General before the five Judges Bench on the ground that the Writ Petition filed by the Companies for enforcement of fundamental rights under Article 19 (1) (a) and Article 14 was not maintainable.[53] Before the Supreme Court, the Petitioners in each case were, in addition to the respective companies, shareholders, editors and publishers.[54] For instance, in the Bennett Coleman group of cases one shareholder, a reader of the publication and three editors of the three dailies published by the Bennett Coleman Group were the Petitioners.[55] While in the Hindustan Times case a shareholder, who happened to be a Deputy Director, another shareholder, a Deputy Editor of one of the publications, the printer and the publisher of the publications and a reader were the Petitioners. In light of the aforesaid factual position, the majority opinion delivered by S.M. Sikri C.J. referred to the State Trading Corporation case, the TELCO case and the Bank Nationalization case and held, “In the present case, the individual rights of freedom of speech and expression of editors, Directors and shareholders are all exercised through their newspapers through which they speak. The press reaches the public through the Newspapers. The shareholders speak through their editors- The fact that the companies are the petitioners does not prevent this Court from giving relief to the shareholders, editors, printers who have asked for protection of their fundamental rights by reason of the effect of the law and of the action upon their rights. The locus standi of the shareholder petitioners is beyond challenge after the ruling of this Court in the Bank Nationalisation case (supra). The presence of the company is on the same ruling not a bar to the grant of relief.” Thus, a collective reading of the aforesaid authorities would indicate that a writ petition cannot be filed by a company/corporate entity under Article 32 of the Constitution for enforcement of “citizen based” fundamental rights emanating from Article 19, unless such a petition also consists of individual shareholders, employees, account holders etc. as Petitioners, who are citizens of India, and whose fundamental rights under Article 19 are personally impinged. However, from a reading of the above authorities, it can also be inferred that so far as the rights emanating from Part III that are not “citizen based” (such as Article 19) but “person based” (such as Article 14 and 21), a company having a corporate personality and a juristic existence could file a writ petition under Article 32 on the grounds that its “person based” fundamental rights, such as the rights under Articles 14 or 21, are being violated. Answer to Question no. 2 So far as the FPCE case is concerned, according to the author, the writ petition that had been filed by the Petitioner no. 1 Company would have been maintainable to the extent that “person based” fundamental rights in Part III of the Constitution had been allegedly violated. Considering the facts of FPCE, the only two Articles in Part III that may have been applicable were Article 14 (Equality before Law) and Article 21 (Protection of Life and Personal Liberty). The Petitioner no. 1 Company would not have been able to allege violation of “citizen based rights” under Article 19(1), but the Petitioner no. 2 in his individual capacity would have been able to allege violation of these rights under Article 19 (assuming that he is a citizen of India). Therefore, to make out a case under Article 19, both the Petitioner no. 1 and 2 would have had to file the writ petition together, (which has been done in the instant case) and not solely by the Petitioner no. 1. However, perusal of the Court’s opinion in FPCE would show that no such ground alleging violation of fundamental rights has been specifically recorded or dealt with. But assuming for the sake of argument that such grounds had been raised, so far as Article 19 is concerned, the Petitioner no.2 would have had to demonstrate that HIRA violated his rights under Article 19 of the Constitution. For alleging violation under Article 14 and Article 21 both the Petitioner no. 1 and 2 would have had to demonstrate that HIRA violated these fundamental rights. In the authors opinion, it would have been an uphill task for the Petitioners to specifically make a case that rights under Article 14, 19, 21 or any other Article in Part III of the Constitution had been violated. This is why it appears that the challenge was primarily confined to the grounds of legislative competence and repugnancy. Moreover, what has been filed by the Petitioners is a writ petition and not a public interest litigation. Had a public interest litigation been filed, the flexible rules of locus standi would have been applicable to the present case. Question no. 3 Could the Court have declared that the 1993 Act is repugnant to RERA and hence impliedly repealed even though it was not specifically challenged? A crucial aspect of the Court’s opinion has to be addressed before answering this question. Was there any reason for the Court to also declare the 1993 Act repugnant to RERA even though it had already been repealed by HIRA earlier? Would the striking down of HIRA result in automatic revival of the 1993 Act? While striking down the 1993 Act, in the concluding portion of its opinion, the Court has not once, but twice clarified and reiterated that striking down the provisions of HIRA would not result in revival of the 1993 Act.[58] What was the basis for this reiteration? This needs to be examined first before proceeding further. Revival of a repealed Act- Legislative Action: Earlier under English Common Law, “when a repealing enactment was repealed by another statute, the repeal of the second Act revived the former Act ‘ab initio’.”[59] However, the position in English Common Law changed after 1850; as a result if “an Act repealing a former Act is itself repealed, the last repeal does not revive the Act before repealed unless words are added reviving it.”[60] This change took place as a result of the introduction of the Interpretation Act of 1889 in England. Though this Act does not apply to India, the Supreme Court in Ameer-Un-Nissa Begum and others v. Mahboob Begum and others adopted this Common Law doctrine and opined that “the repeal of the repealing enactment would not revive the original Act” unless “the second reporting enactment manifests an intention to the contrary.”[61] This intention may be implicit or explicit.[62] An implicit intent may result in the application of the doctrine of implied repeal, as has been made applicable in the FPCE case by declaring the 1993 Act repugnant to RERA and thus impliedly repealing it. Repeal connotes “abrogation or obliteration of one statute by another, from the statute book as completely as if it had never been passed.”[63] The repealed statute may be made applicable for certain limited purposes as provided in Section 6 of the General Clauses Act, 1897 or in similar state enactments.[64] “Repeal is not a matter of mere form but one of substance….. If the intention, indicated expressly or by necessary implication in the subsequent statute, was to abrogate or wipe off the former enactment, wholly or in part, then it would be a case of total or pro tanto repeal. If the intention was merely to modify the former enactment by engrafting an exception or granting an exemption, or by super-adding conditions, or by restricting, intercepting or suspending its operation, such modification would not amount to a repeal.”[65] However, Section 7 of the General Clauses Act, 1897 makes it clear that when a Union law or regulation intends to revive a previously repealed statute or regulation, purpose of such revival has to be expressly stated by the legislature.[66] Similar provisions are also found in state enactments. Revival of a repealed Act- Judicial intervention: Would the aforesaid doctrine also apply when a Constitutional Court strikes down a law or declares it repugnant, ultra vires or void? The answer is found in a three Judges Bench decision delivered by the Supreme Court in State of Uttar Pradesh and others v. Hirendra Pal Singh and others[68]in which the Court opined that “while examining the validity of the amended provisions” the Court may “reach a conclusion that the said provisions are ultra vires and unconstitutional and strike down the same but that may not automatically revive the provisions which stood repealed by the said amendment.”[69] This has been more clearly articulated by the Court in another three Judges Bench decision in State of Tamil Nadu and others v. K. Shyam Sunder and others[70]in which the Court held, “56…..Thus, undoubtedly, submission made by learned senior counsel on behalf of the respondents that once the Act stands repealed and the amending Act is struck down by the Court being invalid and ultra vires/unconstitutional on the ground of legislative incompetence, the repealed Act will automatically revive is preponderous and needs no further consideration. 59. Thus, the law on the issues stands crystallised that in case the Amending Act is struck down by the court for want of legislative competence or is violative of any of the fundamental rights enshrined in Part III of the Constitution, it would be unenforceable in view of the provision under Article 13(2) of the Constitution and in such circumstances the old Act would revive, but not otherwise. This proposition of law is, however, not applicable so far as subordinate legislation is concerned.” Though the aforesaid opinions are delivered in the context of amending Acts repealing earlier Acts, the principle law down would equally apply to the FPCE case in which the 1993 Act was repealed by Section 86 of HIRA subject to any previous acts done or rules made thereinunder.[71] Keeping this legal position in mind, it may be inferred that the Court, being mindful of afore stated legal principle, did not intend for the 1993 Act to revive on striking down HIRA and it is perhaps for this reason that it held that Sections 3 to 17 of the 1993 Act stand impliedly repealed “upon the enactment of the RERA in 2016, in accordance with Sections 88[72] and 89[73] read with Article 254(1)[74] of the Constitution.”[75] Therefore, the Court clarified twice that the 1993 Act is repugnant to RERA and is impliedly repealed. Since 15 out of the 17 Sections of the 1993 Act were declared repugnant, it is obvious that nothing more in the said Act would survive and thus the Court declared the entire Act repugnant. The question that now remains to be answered is should the Court have taken this this step? The answer for the same is set out below. Answer to Question 3 Travelling beyond the scope of the Petition: As has been stated earlier, a reading of the Court’s opinion would show that the challenge in the petition appeared to be confined to HIRA. The Petitioners did not appear to have challenged the 1993 Act. There is nothing in the Court’s opinion to show that the Petition had been amended or modified to incorporate a challenge to the 1993 Act. Nor has the Court recorded that the Petitioners had attacked the 1993 Act through a counter affidavit or a separate application. However, it is interesting to note that the Court has recorded the Petitioner’s submissions on the 1993 Act in Part G(1) (VI) of its opinion which is reproduced below: “Upon the declaration of WB-HIRA as unconstitutional, the 1993 legislation in West Bengal may also be declared as repealed in view of the following: a. Section 89 of the RERA impliedly repeals all earlier state acts with Presidential assent under the proviso to Article 254(2); and b. In the alternative, Section 86 of WB-HIRA which repeals WB 1993 Act may be severed by applying the doctrine of severability.”[76] It is submitted that “a decision of a case cannot be based on grounds outside the pleadings of the parties.”[77] Further, in Yadlapati Venkateswarlu v. State Of Andhra Pradesh and Another,[78] the Supreme Court has clearly opined that a “statute will not be declared unconstitutional unless it is specifically challenged.”[79] Therefore, the moment the Court took refuge in Article 254(1) and opined that the “provisions of the WB 1993 Act impliedly stand repealed upon the enactment of the RERA in 2016, in accordance with Sections 88 and 89 read with Article 254(1) of the Constitution”, the Court went beyond the scope of the writ petition and the challenge made therein.[80] If the Court wanted to deal with the 1993 Act and test its validity, the Court could have advised the Petitioner to either amend the petition, place a separate application or affidavit on record or file a fresh petition altogether. The Court’s opinion does specify whether this exercise took place. However, since the author has not had the benefit of perusing the authentic copy of the entire pleadings of the parties, for a moment let us presume that specific grounds concerning the validity of the 1993 Act were pleaded by the Petitioners in the writ petition or an additional application or affidavit. If that had been done, then the Court ought to have given detailed reasons explaining why the 1993 Act was repugnant to RERA and Article 254(1) of the Constitution. Unlike the detailed comparison made by the Court between HIRA and RERA, no such comparison had been made between the 1993 Act and RERA to examine whether there was repugnancy or not. In fact, while declaring Sections 3 to 17 of the 1993 Act as repugnant to RERA, no clear reasons have been set out by the Court stating why it has come to this conclusion. It is surprising that the Court has declared the 1993 Act repugnant in merely two paragraphs in the concluding portion of its opinion. It is also submitted that the Court has not exercised its jurisdiction under Article 142 to arrive at this finding. The jurisdiction under Article 142[81] has only been exercised to the limited extent of clarifying that its judgment will apply prospectively and that the “striking down” of HIRA “will not affect the registrations, sanctions and permissions previously granted under the legislation prior to the date of this judgment.”[82] Therefore, for these reasons, it is submitted that the Court ought not to have declared the 1993 Act repugnant to RERA. CONCLUDING COMMENTS There is no doubt that HIRA deserved to be struck down by the Court. But the Court ought not to have struck down the said Act on the ground of repugnancy and legislative competence while exercising its writ jurisdiction under Article 32 of the Constitution. Further, by declaring the 1993 Act repugnant to RERA in the absence of a specific challenge to the same and also in the absence of detailed reasons, the Court has set a dangerous trend in the process. While there is a tendency to frequently expand upon its own powers for doing complete justice, the Courts need to be mindful of the unintended consequences and ramifications that could follow.Views are Personal The author is a Practicing an Advocate at the Bombay High Court and the NCLT [1] Forum For People’s Collective Efforts [2] Writ Petition (C) No. 116 of 2019 delivered on 4th May 2021 (Coram: Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud and M.R. Shah JJ.) The judgment has also been reported in 2021 SCC OnLine SC 361. However for the convenience of readers, the author will refer to the judgment uploaded on the website of the Supreme Court . A hyperlink is provided in the body of the column. [3] Ibid. See part ‘H’ of the judgment under the heading ‘Analysis’ p. 113 to 188 [4] Ibid. See part F page 20 to 85. Also see p. 85 para 12 on the courts finding to this effect [5] Ibid p. 173, 174 para 74 and 75 [6] Ibid Part I p. 188 to 190 para 82 and 83 [7] Ibid para 83 [8] Ibid p. 1 para 1 [9] Ibid para 1(iii) [10] Article 254 (2) Where a law made by the Legislature of a State with respect to one of the matters enumerated in the Concurrent List contains any provision repugnant to the provisions of an earlier law made by Parliament or an existing law with respect to that matter, then, the law so made by the Legislature of such State shall, if it has been reserved for the consideration of the President and has received his assent, prevail in that State: Provided that nothing in this clause shall prevent Parliament from enacting at any time any law with respect to the same matter including a law adding to, amending, varying or repealing the law so made by the Legislature of the State. [11] Supra note. 1 p. 1 para 1(ii) [12] Ibid p. 1 para 1(iv) [13] Ibid Part G.1 page 91 to 100 [14] Article 32 Remedies for enforcement of rights conferred by this Part- (1) The right to move the Supreme Court by appropriate proceedings for the enforcement of the rights conferred by this Part is guaranteed. (2) The Supreme Court shall have power to issue directions or orders or writs, including writs in the nature of habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, quo warranto and certiorari, whichever may be appropriate, for the enforcement of any of the rights conferred by this Part. (3) Without prejudice to the powers conferred on the Supreme Court by clauses (1) and (2), Parliament may by law empower any other court to exercise within the local limits of its jurisdiction all or any of the powers exercisable by the Supreme Court under clause (2). (4) The right guaranteed by this article shall not be suspended except as otherwise provided for by this Constitution. [15] D.A.V. College, Bhatinda v. State of Punjab 1971 (2) SCC 261, 264 para 5 [16] 1971 (2) SCC 269 [17] Ibid p. 287 para 46 [18] (Last visited on 14th May 2021 at 6:14 PM) [19] (Last visited on 14th May 2021 at 6:21 PM) [20] (Last visited on 14th May 2021 at 6:27 PM) [21] Formulation of companies with charitable objects, etc. [22] See the Facebook page (Last visited on 14th May 2021 at 6:41 PM) [23] AIR 1963 SC 1811. Since the judgment has been referred to from only the paragraph numbers and not the page numbers have been referenced. [24] Ibid para 6 [25] Ibid [26] Ibid para 7, 8 [27] Ibid para 6. The majority opinion was delivered by Sinha C.J. on behalf of himself, S. R. Das P.B.Gajendragadkar, A. K. Sarkar K.N. Wanchoo andN. Rajgopala Ayyangar, JJ. The Court relied and referred to Charanjit Lal Chowdhury v. Union of India AIR 1951 SC 41, Dwarkadas Shrinivas v. Sholapur Spinning and Weaving Co. Ltd. AIR 1954 SC 119, Bijay Cotton Mills Ltd. v. State of Ajmer AIR 1955 SC 33, Bengal Immunity Co. Ltd. v. State of Bihar AIR 1955 SC 661 [28] Equality before law.—The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India. [29] Protection of life and personal liberty.—No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law. [30] Protection of certain rights regarding freedom of speech, etc.—(1) All citizens shall have the right— (a) to freedom of speech and expression; (b) to assemble peaceably and without arms; (c) to form associations or unions or co-operative societies; (d) to move freely throughout the territory of India; (e) to reside and settle in any part of the territory of India; (g) to practise any profession, or to carry on any occupation, trade or business. [31] Supra note 23 para 11 [32] Ibid para 12 [33] Ibid [34] Ibid [35] Ibid para 24. [36] Ibid para 63 (d) [37] Ibid para 64 [38] Ibid para 70 [39] AIR 1965 SC 40. Since the judgment has been referred to from only the paragraph numbers and not the page numbers have been referenced. [40] Ibid para 2 [41] Ibid para 3 [42] Ibid para 4 [43] Ibid [44] Ibid para 23 [45] Ibid para 28 [46] Ibid [47] (1970) 1 SCC 248 [48] Ibid p. 248. Writ Petition no. 222 of 1969 and Writ Petition no. 300 of 1969. The other Writ Petition was Writ Petition no. 298 of 1969 filed by one T.M. Gurubaxani. [49] Ibid p. 266 para 1. [50] Ibid p. 273 para 10 [51] Ibid p. 274, 275 para 15 [52] (1972) 2 SCC 788 [53] Ibid p. 803 para 10 [54] Ibid p. 805 para 19 [55] Ibid [56] Ibid [57] Ibid p. 806 para 22 [58] Supra note 2 p. 189 para 82, 83 [59] Ameer-Un-Nissa Begum and others v. Mahboob Begum and others AIR 1955 SC 352, 362 para 24 [60] Ibid as quoted from Maxwell’s Interpretation of Statutes, p. 402 (10th Edition). [61] ibid [62] India Tobacco Company v. The Commercial Tax Officer Bhavanipore and others (1975) 3 SCC 512, 517 para 15 [63] Ibid p. 517 para 16 [64] Effect of repeal.—Where this Act, or any Central Act or Regulation made after the commencement of this Act, repeals any enactment hitherto made or hereafter to be made, then, unless a different intention appears, the repeal shall not— (a) revive anything not in force or existing at the time at which the repeal takes effect; or (b) affect the previous operation of any enactment so repealed or anything duly done or suffered thereunder; or (c) affect any right, privilege, obligation or liability acquired, accrued or incurred under any enactment so repealed; or (d) affect any penalty, forfeiture or punishment incurred in respect of any offence committed against any enactment so repealed; or (e) affect any investigation, legal proceeding or remedy in respect of any such right, privilege, obligation, liability, penalty, forfeiture or punishment as aforesaid; and any such investigation, legal proceeding or remedy may be instituted, continued or enforced, and any such penalty, forfeiture or punishment may be imposed as if the repealing Act or Regulation had not been passed. [65] Supra note 62 p. 517,518 para 18 [66] Revival of repealed enactments.—(1) In any Central Act or Regulation made after the commencement of this Act, it shall be necessary, for the purpose of reviving, either wholly or partially, any enactment wholly or partially repealed, expressly to state that purpose. (2) This section applies also to all Central Acts made after the third day of January, 1868, and to all Regulations made on or after the fourteenth day of January, 1887. [67] For instance see Section 8 of the Maharashtra General Clauses Act, 1904 [68] (2011) 5 SCC 305 [69] Ibid p. 315 para 26 [70] (2011) 8 SCC 737,768 (para 56) and 769 (para 59) [71] 86. Repeal and Savings (1) The West Bengal Building (Regulation of Promotion of Construction and Transfer by Promoters) Act, 1993 is hereby repealed. (2) Notwithstanding such repeal, – (a) the provisions of the said enactments shall apply in relation to any proceeding relating to any estate project which commenced before this Act came into force unless otherwise agreed by the parties but this Act shall apply in relation to proceedings which commenced on or after this Act comes into force. (b) all rules made and notifications published, under the said enactment shall, to the extend to which they are not repugnant to this Act, be deemed respectively to have been made or issued under this Act. [72] Application of other laws not barred.- The provisions of this Act shall be in addition to, and not in derogation of, the provisions of any other law for the time being in force. [73] Acts to have overriding effect.- The provisions of this Act shall have effect, notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law for the time being in force. [74] 254. Inconsistency between laws made by Parliament and laws made by the Legislatures of States.—(1) If any provision of a law made by the Legislature of a State is repugnant to any provision of a law made by Parliament which Parliament is competent to enact, or to any provision of an existing law with respect to one of the matters enumerated in the Concurrent List, then, subject to the provisions of clause (2), the law made by Parliament, whether passed before or after the law made by the Legislature of such State, or, as the case may be, the existing law, shall prevail and the law made by the Legislature of the State shall, to the extent of the repugnancy, be void. [75] Supra note 2 p. 188,189 para 82 [76] Ibid p. 99, 100 para 16 (PART G(1) (VII)) [77] State of Madhya Pradesh v. Narmada Bachao Andolan and another (2011) 7 SCC 639,661 para 10 [78] 1992 (Supp) 1 SCC 74 [79] Ibid p. 84 para 9 [80] Supra note 2 p. 189 para 82 [81] 142. Enforcement of decrees and orders of Supreme Court and orders as to discovery, etc.— (1) The Supreme Court in the exercise of its jurisdiction may pass such decree or make such order as is necessary for doing complete justice in any cause or matter pending before it, and any decree so passed or order so made shall be enforceable throughout the territory of India in such manner as may be prescribed by or under any law made by Parliament and, until provision in that behalf is so made, in such manner as the President may by order3 prescribe. (2) Subject to the provisions of any law made in this behalf by Parliament, the Supreme Court shall, as respects the whole of the territory of India, have all and every power to make any order for the purpose of securing the attendance of any person, the discovery or production of any documents, or the investigation or punishment of any contempt of itself. [82] Ibid p. 190 para 84. 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Curtain comes down on ‘Come Home’ 17th season

first_img The curtain came down on the 17th season of Alabama’s Official Folklife Play, “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge on Saturday night. Folks came from far and near to hear the stories that were “strowed around” the rural South and passed down by those who lived during Hard Times.They came to supper from the Wiregrass and River regions of Alabama and from Michigan, Oregon, North Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, California, Kentucky, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.Most of them came not knowing what to expect. Some came “because we heard it was a unique theater experience.” Others came because they “just happened” to find the play on the Internet and decided to give it a try. And a few came because they wanted to “come home again.” Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Published 7:13 pm Monday, April 19, 2010 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Those on stage weren’t actors. They were real people telling real stories, some funny, some sad. And, it was a very spiritual experience, too. Just the way it should have been.”For Pat Williams Adamson of Ozark, it was the desire to “come home” that brought her to the We Piddle Around Theater for the first time.“I came home and had supper with my ‘family,’” she said.“I’ve never had a better time in my life. It was awesome. Being from Brundidge, I knew many of the people on stage and it was obvious that they were having a good time and they were putting their hearts into what they were doing.“They treated each other like family and they treated everyone there just like family. The children in the play came up to me and hugged me and welcomed me. It was just like coming home at suppertime.“When you go to that play, you become a part of a family of people who love what they do, love each other and love having company.“You can’t leave there without having been blessed. I’ve never been more blessed or felt more loved.” Print Article Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img Sponsored Content Bobby and Carolyn Entrekin of Tupelo, Miss., said they have attended plays all around the country including the “big shows” in New York City.“But we’ve never had a better time or felt as ‘at home’ as we did at the We Piddle Around Theater,” Bobby Entrekin said. “We didn’t know what we were coming to, and we had our doubts until the doors opened. We got here early and the stores were closed so we had to walk around and wait and I kept thinking, ‘I don’t know about this’ but, when the doors of the theater opened and we heard the music and saw the sawdust on the floor, I knew this was going to be something really special and it was.”Carolyn Entrekin said it was the mixture of the hilariously funny stories and those that tugged at the heartstrings that appealed to her.“The play was very true to life; the food was great; the music was wonderful and the atmosphere was unique. It felt like home,” she said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Dick Chambers, a hometown boy who moved off to the big city of Chicago, came two different nights and brought “foreigners” with him.“I love it every time and my friends loved it, too,” Chambers said, with a big grin. “It’s good to come home and to bring friends with you to see what home is all about.”One group from Mississippi the long way just for the play and said it was “more than worth the drive. We’ll be back and bring others with us.” By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Curtain comes down on ‘Come Home’ 17th season You Might Like Weekend prostate screenings have big turnout Eighty-seven men participated in the free prostate cancer screenings Saturday hosted by the Pike County Health Department and sponsored by… read morelast_img read more

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‘A big smile is shining down’

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Plan gets vote of support The Downtown Plan is one step closer to approval as the Troy Planning Commission voted on Thursday to adopt and… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Friday, October 28, 2016 Jim Roling’s granddaughter, Rosa Sklar released a balloon in his honor.Three hundred yellow balloons were released Thursday afternoon with one balloon at the heart of them all.Pike Medical Foundation board members encircled the large gathering of Troy Regional Medical Center supporters at the 2016 Balloon Launch but minus one of it founding members, Jim Roling.“But I see a big smile shining down on us today,” said Mary Ida Williams board member. “Jim would be so proud of all the work of the people here today representing the hospital, the foundation, the Rotary Club, all coming together for such a wonderful cause.”Williams said the late Jim Roling was Troy through and through his entire lifetime. By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… ‘A big smile is shining down’ Ronnie Dean, TRMC chief executive officer, said sometimes hospitals need help and the Troy and Pike County communities have always stepped up to the plate. “The Balloon Launch has taken a lot of energy and effort on the part of the hospital, the foundation and many volunteers. Everyone rolled up their sleeves and rallied the community,” he said.Dr. Eric Law, TRMC chief of staff, also thanked the TRMC community for its support. “Troy is not real estate,” he said. “It’s people. People are our foundation and we greatly appreciate the support of the people.”XX Print Article Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Latest Stories “Jim strived to serve this community and this hospital. He didn’t want recognition but today we are here saying thank you to him for all that he did for Troy and this hospital, for all that he did to keep Troy Regional Medical Center a vital part of this community.”Williams presented a plaque to Angie Roling in appreciation for all her husband did in support of the hospital and town he loved.Roling’s granddaughter, Rosa Sklar, released one balloon in memory of Roling. Following that one balloon into the sky were 300 balloons that were released in support of TRMC and the hospital’s emergency room area. The balloon tickets were sold for $100 each.This was the third year for the Balloon Launch. The first balloon launch raised $20,000 and the second launch raised $28,000. last_img read more

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Pioneer Days takes guest back to old times

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day There will be demonstrations of woodworking, rope making, woodstove cooking and other pioneer life skills.“The Rev. Ed Shirley will lead the singing in the log church and Don Renfroe will be here on Saturday to give wagon rides,” Barley said. “We’ll have food vendors and the picnic area will be open. Pioneer Days is a great opportunity to come out and visit the museum as the place comes to life – the pioneer life.”Admission for adults is $10; for seniors, $9; students age six through college, $8; and children ages five and under, free. Military and AARP discounts are available.The Pioneer Museum of Alabama is located on U.S. Highway 231 north of Troy. Sponsored Content Pioneer Days takes guest back to old times By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Hurricane Nate rips through Pike County Tropical Storm force winds hit Pike County early Sunday morning, causing a large power outage in Brundidge and knocking down… read more “Although Friday is designated as school day, the general public is welcome,” Barley said. “The students are excited and, for many of them, it’s their first experience churning butter and seeing a blacksmith at work. Some people enjoy being here with the children and being a part of their first time experiences.”Bruce and Bernelle “Vernie” Brannen’s 2B Ranch Wild West Show is a favorite event of Pioneer Days for young and old alike, Barley said. “Everybody likes a cowboy and Bruce and Vernie showcase the Old West in fun and entertaining ways,” Barley said. “Using stories, poems and demonstrations, they bring back to life the days of the big Western cattle drives.” Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 3:00 am Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Activity is at a quickening pace and excitement is building as the Pioneer Museum of Alabama readies for one of its biggest events of the year — Pioneer Days. Kari Barley, museum executive director, said Friday and Saturday will be an opportunity to step back in time and experience life much as it was like during the early days of Pike County and all of Alabama.Friday is “school day” and about 500 students from 10 schools in Pike and adjoining counties will visit the museum. By The Penny Hoarder And just as exciting, is Al Bouler’s portrayal of Davy Crockett, the King of the Wild Frontier.“Al Bouler keeps the legend of Davy Crockett alive at Old Alabama Town in Montgomery,” Barley said. “He will have you believing that he is Davy Crockett.”The Brannens and Bouler will be at Pioneer Days both Friday and Saturday. “For the kids, there will be opportunities to churn butter, munch cornbread and sample sausage, sweep yards, go to school in a one-room school house, play old-time games, visit a smokehouse and sit up big and tall in the old, log church. Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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‘Plaid PALS’ organized at Noble Manor

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Law said membership in Plaid PALS is open to those who are committed to having endless, ageless fun at every opportunity to improved physical, mental and spiritual wellness.“The requirements for membership in Plaid PALS is simple,” Law said. “To be a member, you must attend and participate in the meetings, wear something plaid and come to have fun.”All of the residents agreed to do just that and then the fun began. And, what’s fun without food? The ladies laughingly toasted the New Year and their membership into Plaid PALS with faux-fun Champaign and fun cookies then signed on the dotted line their intent to have ageless fun at every opportunity and then enjoyed the fellowship of their Plaid PALS.Law said all activities held by or for the members of Plaid PALS must comply with rules set forth by the Alabama State Board of Health. Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “All of our meetings will be led by the Noble Manor staff, student interns and/or volunteers,” Law said. The meetings will be held the last Tuesday of each month. The December meeting of each year will be designated the annual meeting of the Noble Manor Plaid PALS.”Law said at that meeting members will renew their pledges to the Plaid PALS mission to have endless ageless fun at every opportunity.“All activities of Plaid PALS must be in support of the society’s mission to promote participation in leisure activities to achieve quality time during the ‘golden days,’” Law said. “And, that’s what our Plaid PALS are going to do.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 9:08 pm Thursday, January 2, 2020 Book Nook to reopencenter_img You Might Like Police say no reports of attempted abduction in response to social media post Troy police say they have not received any reports related to a circulating social media post describing an attempted abduction… read more Latest Stories Skip The residents at Noble Manor sat around with pointed caps on their heads and grins from ear-to-ear. That’s what you do when you are invited to have fun including doing things that are a little on the silly side.“As Plaid PALS, that’s what we are going to do, just have fun,” said Dale Law, who along with her husband, Jimmy, owns and operates Noble Manor Assisted Living Center in Troy. “PLAS is an acronym for Perpetual Ageless Leisure Society and we are looking forward to having endless, ageless fun at Noble Manor.”The residents had come together for the organizational meeting of Plaid PALS and they came prepared for membership. They came wearing plaid or warmly wrapped in plaid lap blankets.“We came to join and to have fun,” said resident Myra Wilson. The other residents nodded in agreement. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell ‘Plaid PALS’ organized at Noble Manor Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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How Serena Williams learned to love her body, stop comparing herself to Venus

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTheo Wargo/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In one of her most candid interviews yet, Serena Williams opens up about her formative years and trying to emulate her older sister, Venus.Williams, 37, has inspired so many on and off the tennis court. In a new interview for GQ magazine’s Woman of the Year issue, she reveals how she was able to become comfortable in her own skin.After telling the magazine just how close she is to Venus, 38, she admits that at a young age she really wanted to emulate her older sister.“I was not myself. I was Venus. Just…Seren-us,” the now tennis icon said. “I identified as Venus. I felt weird, like, my boobs were bigger than Venus’, and my body was thicker. I was curvier. I was like, ‘Why am I not Venus?’ And she was tired of me copying her. She was like, ‘Get your own identity, please!’”She said she finally accepted that she “looked different. And I played different. And I hit different. And I ran different.”Williams’ half sister, Yetunde (who died in 2003), helped her gain her famed body confidence, as well as become the champion she is today, on her own terms.“I was really struggling, and she’s like, ‘You know, everyone is different. You’re not Venus, and you’re never going to be Venus. You’re never going to be as thin as her, and that’s OK. And you’re never going to be as tall as her, and that’s OK. Nothing is wrong with that. You have a beautiful body on your own. You have a beautiful face,’” she explained to the magazine.Williams said that advice really helped her move on.“It was good that she taught me that lesson, because in a way she was teaching me a lesson about life,” she added. “In a way, it had nothing to do with Venus. It wasn’t about her at all. Tennis players in general didn’t look like me. Especially the top players or anyone that ever won Grand Slams. Nothing like me. So it was, Can I win looking like this? Can I perform looking like this? And that was something that I realized that I could do. I just had to learn that it was okay to, you know, not be Venus.”In the powerful interview, Williams also opens up about being a mom and how happy she is with her 1-year-old daughter Olympia.“And I’m a full-time mom. I’m a very hands-on mom,” she said.She continued, “We do everything together. I love everything about being a mom. The only thing I don’t love about being a mom is come 7:30, Olympia’s in bed and I get sad. I’m like, ‘Should I go to bed?’ Because then if I wake up, I get to see her again.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. November 16, 2018 /Sports News – National How Serena Williams learned to love her body, stop comparing herself to Venus Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Realtors Extend Food Drive Through March 7

first_imgThe Ocean City Board of Realtors will extend its February food drive for another week, because of so much inclement weather this month.The “Food Is Love, Share Some Love” drive to collect food, including canned items, juice, microwaveable pasta meals and more will now run through March 7. It had been scheduled to end Feb. 28.The drive is part of an annual community service project from Realtors in Ocean City.The winter food drive asks for contributions of food items, monetary donations as well as ShopRite gift cards, which will be donated to the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Food Cupboard to provide for local needy families.Donations can be dropped off at the office of the Ocean City Board of Realtors at 405 22nd Street. Call the office at 609-399-0128 for pickup service.Here is a brief list of some of the items that the Food Cupboard has identified a shortage of and is in need for: “We hope to encourage our fellow Realtors, friends and neighbors to donate items that are much needed for the Ecumenical Food Cupboard that will ‘Share Some Love’ this winter for families in need,” said Gloria Votta, chair of the Board of Realtors’ Community Services Committee.For more information, call Vicki Heebner at 609-399-0128 or email [email protected] Hormel Microwaveable MealsMicrowaveable spaghetti O’s, lasagna, meatballs & spaghetti, ravioliCanned meats (corn beef hash, Spam, Dinty Moore stew, etc)Jelly, Peanut ButterJuiceTomato pasta sauce (26 oz)Canned beansLiquid laundry detergent (48oz)Dish detergent, Paper towelsShopRite gift cardslast_img read more

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News story: Government takes action to tackle domestic abuse

first_img It is appalling that in twenty-first century Britain, nearly 2 million people every year – the majority of them women – suffer abuse at the hands of those closest to them. Through this Bill I want to fundamentally change the way we as a country think about domestic abuse, recognising that it is a crime that comes in many forms – physical, emotional, economic. This is about creating a society that protects individuals and families at the earliest opportunity, before such abuse has a chance to escalate. This is a once in a generation opportunity to transform our entire approach to this terrible crime. I call on everyone, but especially those who have suffered abuse in any form, to speak out and help shape the way we approach this crime for years to come. This year we celebrated the centenary of achieving votes for women in this country, and today we recognise International Women’s Day. But while we have made great strides towards equality and opportunities for women, the fact there are still thousands of people suffering from domestic abuse shows how much work we still have to do. Domestic abuse takes many forms, from physical and sexual abuse, to controlling and coercive behaviour that isolates victims from their families and has long-term, shattering impacts on their children. The consultation we are launching today includes a number of proposals which have the potential to completely transform the way we tackle domestic abuse, providing better protection to victims and bringing more perpetrators to justice. We know that domestic abuse affects those from all walks of life. Victims can be young and old, male and female, and I hope as many people as possible will come forward to give us their views and share their experiences, as we seek to put an end to this abhorrent crime for good. Sandra Horley, CBE, Chief Executive of national domestic violence charity Refuge, says: Proposals to give domestic abuse victims the same status in court as those who have suffered modern slavery or sex offences, so that they would be automatically eligible for the range of special measures available in criminal proceedings, such as giving evidence behind a screen or via video link. Justice Secretary David Gauke said: This is a once in a generation opportunity to create a step-change in how we deal with domestic abuse. I look forward to reading the consultation and hope to see every strand focus on the needs of survivors and their children, and the creation of safe, effective responses to perpetrators. Potential for the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, known as Clare’s Law, to be enshrined in legislation. This allows police to disclose information about previous violent offending by a new or existing partner and build better protection for victims, and has already been rolled out operationally across the country. This is a true opportunity to have a national conversation about how to end domestic abuse, for good. We are ambitious for women and girls – we want every single one to be able to live safely at home and in their own relationships. We welcome the focus on the urgent need to hold perpetrators to account and to prioritise the needs and safety of women and girls. The time for piecemeal sticking plasters is over, we need radical change, and we will stand side-by-side with survivors to make this happen. Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said: Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: The consultation will also seek views on legislation, as well as other steps that can be taken to tackle the harms caused by domestic abuse and support victims and survivors to rebuild their lives. These include: The damage caused by domestic abuse can last a lifetime. We have a duty not only to support those affected but to prevent others falling victim in future. We continue to improve the way domestic abuse is dealt with throughout the justice system, but there is undoubtedly more we can do. By proposing to give courts greater powers, from a new protection order to tougher sentences, we are sending a clear message that domestic abuse in any form will not be tolerated. Domestic abuse comes in many forms, shattering the lives of victims and their families, and in recognition of this the government has put forward proposals for new laws which would transform our approach to this terrible crime.The consultation launched today (Thursday 8 March) by the Prime Minister Theresa May, Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Justice Secretary David Gauke, will seek views on measures to be included in the government’s draft Domestic Abuse Bill.To ensure we get this landmark legislation right we now want to hear from all those who have been affected by abuse, from survivors, frontline professionals, charities and the public, to gather views on how, together, we can best put a stop to it once and for all.Our tough new approach includes new Domestic Abuse Protection Orders to better shield victims against further abuse by enabling courts to impose a range of conditions on abusers. These could be compulsory alcohol treatment, attending a programme to address their underlying attitudes or addictions, and using electronic tagging to monitor them. Under the proposals, breaching the order would become a criminal offence.We have also proposed the creation of a statutory aggravating factor in sentencing, similar to those already in law for hate crimes, for domestic abuse to toughen sentences when it involves or affects a child, and the creation of a Domestic Abuse Commissioner to hold the government to account.Economic abuse will be recognised for the first time as a type of domestic abuse, covering controlling circumstances in which victims have finances withheld, are denied access to employment or transport, or are forced to take out loans and enter into other financial contracts. Our recognition will improve understanding among frontline professionals, law enforcement officers and prosecutors so we can take action more quickly and effectively to better support victims.Prime Minister Theresa May said: Jo Todd, founding Chief Executive of domestic abuse charity Respect, said: Refuge applauds the intentions of the government to put survivors at the heart of its efforts to stamp out domestic abuse. We have worked closely with the government up to this point and look forward to continuing to do so, especially on a new national model for refuges. It is very welcome news that the government has announced its commitment to sustainable refuge funding alongside the launch of the consultation. As the largest provider of refuges, supporting more than 6,000 women and children a day across our services, we believe that guaranteeing the life-saving and life-changing services needed by victims of domestic abuse will go a long way towards protecting and supporting the people at the very heart of the proposed Bill. As part of the consultation the government will also be seeking views on how to allocate some of the £20m funding announced last year.Studies have shown that adults who as a child witnessed domestic abuse are far more likely to experience abuse by a partner as an adult, and so an £8 million fund will be allocated to support children who witness domestic abuse, and help with their recovery through locally commissioned projects.Meanwhile £2 million will be dedicated to supporting female offenders who have been victims, as over 60 per cent have indicated they have experienced domestic abuse.As part of these important initiatives designed to make tackling domestic abuse everybody’s business, £2 million will be used to extend a healthcare pathfinder pilot across further hospital trusts and help direct domestic abuse victims to the full range of services they need.This government is also completely committed to developing a sustainable funding model for refuges, and to ensuring that there is no postcode lottery when it comes to provision across the country. That is why we are reviewing the way in which refuges and supported housing are delivered.We have heard the need for sustainable funding for refuges which is why we asked all the charities and organisations working on the frontline to feed in their expertise and come forward with their ideas as to how best to deliver this on the ground. That process is ongoing – and we have been clear no options are off the table as we work with them to ensure women requiring support in their time of need are not let down.Yesterday changes also came into effect making it easier for the estimated 12,000 survivors of domestic abuse living in refuges to register to vote anonymously. They will now be able to register to vote without their name and address appearing on the electoral roll, and without the fear of their former partners finding their address.Suzanne Jacob OBE, Chief Executive of national domestic abuse charity SafeLives, said: We are delighted that the government is marking International Women’s Day by launching the consultation on the landmark Domestic Abuse Bill. We want to make sure that the Bill makes a real difference to the lives of survivors of domestic abuse. We will be working with survivors, members who deliver life-saving domestic abuse services and the wider violence against women and girls sector to ensure that the law, policy and practice makes domestic abuse everyone’s business. We want to see the Bill encompass and go beyond changes to the criminal justice system to include policies on housing, education, health, immigration and the welfare system to name but a few, to ensure that every survivor and her child can safely escape domestic abuse.last_img read more

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Defending those yearning to breathe free

first_img Higher ed leaders back Harvard-MIT fight against ICE rules Related Supreme Court decision shielding DACA draws relief, celebration Harvard president, recipients, and professors hope it will lead to more comprehensive immigration reform The office is working on the case of Reihana Emami Arandi, an Iranian student who was to start her master’s degree at Harvard Divinity School (HDS) last fall but was sent back home from Logan Airport by customs officials. Emami Arandi wasn’t allowed to make a phone call. Ardalan and Corral filed a civil rights complaint with the Department of Homeland Security, as well as a lawsuit in federal court.In an email from Tehran, Emami Arandi said she hopes she’ll come to Harvard and put “the sorrows, the despair and frustration” behind her. Her forced return home made her ponder the quirk of fate she encountered at Logan.“I completed a master’s in philosophy of religion before applying for HDS,” wrote Emami Arandi, who is taking an eight-week summer online course at the Divinity School. “My thesis was about the concepts of ‘otherness’ and ‘alterity’ in early Persian Sufi literature. These past few months, I’ve thought a lot about how ironic it was that I was targeted as ‘the other’ at Logan Airport as I was planning to investigate more on these concepts at HDS.”As for the Lebanese student, he looks forward to a new life with his partner and applying for a green card in February. For now, he is working on his doctoral thesis on immune responses to viral infections at a Harvard Medical School lab.“My life turned 180 degrees,” he said. “Now I can breathe.”For questions and inquiries, please contact [email protected] or call at 617-495-6648. Growing up in his native Lebanon, he worried about being outed as a gay man in a homophobic land. After finishing his undergraduate in biochemistry and a master’s in France, he came to the U.S. to pursue a doctoral degree at Harvard. But he still did not feel safe.Until February.The fourth-year Ph.D. student at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences was granted asylum based on his fear of persecution if he were to return home. In Lebanon, same-sex couples face violence, jail time, and severe discrimination.For the young man, who asked to keep his identity hidden out of fear of retaliation, the asylum grant meant he could live the life he had always dreamed of.“I cried for 10 minutes,” recalled the man, who married his partner on a warm August day in the Boston Seaport nearly a year ago. “I had never thought that one day I would be able to walk on the street next to my partner without being paranoid.”He is among dozens of members of the University community who have been helped by the Harvard Representation Initiative (HRI). Housed at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) of Harvard Law School, the program provides legal representation and social service support to students, scholars, and staff concerned about their immigration status.Leo Garcia ’21 said he renewed his DACA status twice through Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. “I’d feel more at risk if I didn’t have this resource,” he said. Courtesy photoWhen it was launched in 2017, the program focused on undocumented students and those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, which protects young people from deportation and allows them to legally study, work, and remain in the country.A rising senior, Leo Garcia ’21 had DACA status when he arrived at Harvard. He became familiar with the work of the initiative when he joined Act on a Dream, an immigrants’ rights advocacy group led by Harvard students. Garcia renewed his DACA status twice through the program.“Having attorneys who really want to help us figure out the best options for us, at no charge, ensures that we are as protected as possible,” said Garcia, who was born in Colombia and grew up in Houston. “I’d feel more at risk if I didn’t have this resource.”Funded by the University, the initiative was started under Drew Faust, president emerita and the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor, and expanded under current President Larry Bacow. It supports members of the community with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and those from mixed-status families, as well as international students and scholars whose ability to study in the U.S. is at risk due to the Trump administration’s immigration policies.The office assists with applications for a range of immigration relief, from asylum to family based green cards to immigration protection for domestic violence survivors and crime victims, and protection for minors who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected.“The University is very much committed to making sure that all members of the Harvard community with immigration concerns have the legal representation and support they need,” said Sabrineh Ardalan ’02, Clinical Professor of Law and director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. “Our goal is to try to help as many people as possible to have access to longer-term forms of immigration protection.”Over the last three years, the initiative has consulted with more than 600 Harvard students, scholars, and staff. During the Trump administration the demand for legal services has grown, prompting the hiring of an additional full-time lawyer. The team consists of two attorneys, a social worker, a paralegal, and a part-time administrative assistant.Among those helped by the initiative was a human-rights activist from Iran who was granted asylum, as well as DACA students and staff with TPS.A custodian with TPS, Mario Arevalo was able to adjust his legal status through a petition by his oldest son, a U.S. citizen. After receiving his green card, Arevalo bought a ticket to travel to his native El Salvador for the first time since he left 20 years ago, but the pandemic forced him to postpone his trip. In March, he fell ill with COVID-19, but he’s fully recovered, back at work, and counting his blessings.“Even with TPS, I’ve always felt anxious, like a ship adrift,” said Arevalo, who heard about the program from a co-worker at Harvard Law School. “Now a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. For the first time I know what total tranquility is.”,In a normal month, initiative personnel meet with dozens of people about their immigration status. These days, the office operates remotely, doing intake of new cases by phone and Zoom, following up on DACA renewals, filing green card and asylum applications. Attorneys also represent clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and in court and help with social-service support if needed.The office has to remain nimble in the face of ever-changing immigration policies. In early July, its phone was ringing off the hook with inquiries from international students concerned about losing their student visa status after ICE announced that it would expel international students taking all-online courses in the fall. The Trump administration agreed to rescind the policy after a lawsuit led by Harvard and MIT.“If students, staff, or any member of the Harvard community is concerned about their immigration status, they’re welcome to come to our office and have a free consultation,” said HRI staff attorney Jason Corral. “We want to help to figure out a legal pathway for their immigration status.” Protest precedes Supreme Court hearings on program that safeguards undocumented students Study tracks program’s benefits and limitations for undocumented young immigrants Hundreds rally to defend DACA Rise in social mobility of DACA recipients Guidelines would force international students to attend in-person classes amid pandemic or risk deportation, visa denial last_img read more

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IT Transformation: Not Simple, but Can Be Simplified

first_imgDell EMC PowerEdge simplifies IT’s transition from technology priorities to business prioritiesToday, CEOs increasingly expect CIOs to not only lead technology priorities, but also to strongly influence the company’s overall business vision and strategy. This is not how things used to be. And it’s changing how businesses leverage technology and how they view the tech vendors they work with.In the past, IT departments were often viewed as sophisticated technology shops. They were knowledgeable, resourceful and could fix everyone’s tech issue. But, they weren’t necessarily involved with the company’s big picture. Today, IT departments are shifting from tech expertise to playing an important role in the company’s overall business priorities. They help create the vision and strategies that enable each department to succeed.When it comes to IT Transformation, CIOs need to work with a solution provider that not only has the technology capabilities, but also the business-oriented expertise to help them with the transition. They need a partner that will listen, ask questions, take the time to truly understand their problems, and provide customized solutions that help simplify the process. This customer-centric approach is a Dell EMC strength, and one of the reasons we are ranked #1 by IDC in both server revenue and units in the first quarter of 2018.When you think of Dell EMC, we want you to think “transformation simplified.” We are with you.Transformation is a struggle for many enterprises, particularly those that were not born in the digital era. We get it. Even our own IT department isn’t immune from the challenges. My friend Bask Iyer, Dell CIO, shares a transformation example in the 2017-2018 Dell Digital Annual Report. Iyer explains how Dell Digital (formerly Dell IT) partnered with many different Dell Lines of Business to improve processes, build new products and enhance customer support. For us, everything centers on our customers. Michael Dell is obsessed with the customer experience and it’s why the whole company shares a “customer first” vision. By working with other departments to develop and implement solutions, our IT department helped to reduce customer care escalations by 25 percent year-over-year and improve our on-time delivery promise by over 40 percent. It was a team effort.Dell EMC’s “customer first” vision permeates our internal product teams. It starts at the top, and filters through how we think about the next generation of server technology. Our PowerEdge servers are designed with the key features that enable customers to transform their IT operations and infrastructure. This maniacal focus greatly influenced our strategy and I believe it has vaulted us to the top spot in the server market. We are proud and humbled that PowerEdge is the best-selling server brand, but what makes us most proud is how we got here. We earned this top position by listening to our customers, understanding their problems and business objectives, and partnering with them to develop solutions. Every PowerEdge server provides a solution to a customer problem.One of my favorite examples of us helping to solve a customer problem is our partnership with European airline Ryanair. To many, Ryanair is in the transportation business. But to us, they are a technology business in the transportation space. Nintey-eight percent of their business comes through their production website. Downtime is detrimental. They are also growing rapidly and their existing infrastructure didn’t have the agility, speed or performance they would need for the future. We helped them modernize their infrastructure and today, Ryanair runs all of their line-of-business applications and their entire production web stack on PowerEdge servers. Ryanair is not only better prepared for today’s needs, but the flexibility and agility of PowerEdge sets them up for success in the future.As we look ahead, our focus remains on our customers and what solutions they will need to succeed. One huge area of focus for most of our customers is artificial intelligence. Why? It has uses across all business departments including HR, customer service, marketing, sales, product development and operations. Many of our customers have or plan to implement AI technologies within the next year. They’re excited about what AI, machine learning and deep learning can do in terms of business opportunities, and so are we.Emerging workloads are based on data – lots and lots of data – and the applications will require new, modernized technology to process the data quickly.These intense requirements are why we designed and built two new 4-socket servers, including the R940xa, which supports four CPUs and four GPUs. These servers allow customers to rapidly transform data into business outcomes, so our customers can make better decisions, faster and better serve their customers.We’re reimagining how to build servers to fit the agile needs of modern business.The next generation of modular server technology will be built with a kinetic infrastructure. Jeff Clarke previewed the PowerEdge MX on stage at Dell Technologies World. We can hardly wait to bring it to market later this year. The PowerEdge MX delivers a new level of flexibility to IT, with the ability to run workloads that were impossible to run in modular platforms of the past. Workloads like software-defined storage, network functions virtualization (NFV) and big data analytic environments.Jeffrey Burt wrote an article for The Next Platform outlining the next generation of modular compute. He quotes our CTO of Server and Infrastructure Technology Robert Hormuth, who describes the move toward kinetic infrastructure. “We’re shifting to a world where data has a time-intrinsic value. You either process the data and get real-time results and a real-time experience delivered to your business or your customer or you might as well not process it.” He continues, “To make this shift, these workloads that are much more real time than the old batch world that we came from requires some different thoughts, different architectures and different flexibility than what we’ve done architecturally for the last 20 years.”In his blog “Kinetic Infrastructure is the Path to Full Composability,” Hormuth further explains how kinetic brings the benefits of a modular design, but extends the flexibility of configuration down to the individual storage device and, eventually, all the way to memory centric devices. The infrastructure enables the ability to assign the right resources for the right workload and to change dynamically as business needs change. In other words, it releases the potential of the organization.At the end of the day, releasing the potential of the IT department and the entire organization is what all IT leaders want. Dell EMC helps you discover and live up to your potential. In fact, we strive to be a “fantabulous,” partner for all our customers. We’re proud of our #1 status, but will never become complacent or stop learning. We’re committed to our customers and continuously providing what they need to accomplish their goals. Generation after generation of servers, we listen, refine, and improve.If you are a customer or partner, I want to personally say “thank you.” It’s an honor to build the server technology you use to innovate, compete, and serve your customers. We love hearing your transformation stories. Engage with me on Twitter @ravi_pendekanti to share yours.And stay tuned.last_img read more

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ND receives largest ever applicant pool

first_imgRepresenting 112 countries and 6,340 different high schools, the Notre Dame class of 2019 applicant pool set the record for most applications ever received for one class.“This incoming class continues the trend of being more global and diverse than any previous year,” Don Bishop, associate vice president of undergraduate enrollment, said. “Thirty-two percent of the new class will be U.S. students of color or international citizens and over eight percent will be the first in their family to attend college. Notre Dame is arguably the most nationally representative university in the United States.”Susan Zhu | The Observer Bishop said the approximately 2,015 freshmen arriving on campus are some of the most accomplished to ever come to Notre Dame. During their time in high school, 35 percent of the incoming class were heads of a student organization, while 45 percent were captains of a varsity sport and 50 percent were involved in fine arts, drama, music or dance.“The admitted students surpassed the previous exceptional academic records with even higher levels of achievement in leadership and service. We are inspired and impressed with the students who aspire to join the Notre Dame family,” Bishop said.According to the admissions office, Notre Dame uses a holistic admission process that considers students for their exceptional academic and intellectual promise and creativity, as well as their leadership and entrepreneurial records and sense of service to others.“This is another great class entering Notre Dame, selected from a record-breaking applicant pool,” Bob Mundy, director of admissions, said. “As in the past they are academically gifted, ready to engage our faculty in all areas. What is also important to us is the character and spirit that they bring to campus.“This class is full of students with many great gifts. I always like to remind them that Notre Dame is a place which will encourage them to develop and grow those gifts, but that the value of those gifts is not fully realized until they are shared with others — and they do that in so many ways.”“We are enrolling people who want to come to ND and develop a sense of purpose and have an impact during their life,” Bishop said.The Class of 2019 produced a yield rate of 56 percent, which measures how many students actually enrolled in the University after acceptance.“All by itself, that is a very high number, and among the best in the nation, but it also up from 53% last year,” Mundy said. “This reflects my staff’s great attention to identifying students who are good ‘fits’ for Notre Dame.”“I chose Notre Dame after a revelation,”Kevin Dingens, an incoming freshman, said.  The fact that Notre Dame touched me so deeply … is a testament to the extent of the University’s reach into the facets of your life past graduation. The first class athletic, social, and overall academic Notre Dame experience lasts beyond graduation to form an alumni community that is as strong as the student body itself. I want to be a part of that community.”Tags: Admissions, Bob Mundy, Class of 2019, Don Bishop, Notre Dame admissionslast_img read more

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Water Trees.

first_imgUnderstanding Water Important in a Drought Without water, a tree’s life begins to ebb away. Trees diefrom quiet exhaustion and starvation, not from a sudden, dramaticevent. And the prime cause of death for trees is the lack of water.Yet trees are actually surrounded by water. It’s in the soil,the air and even throughout their own wood. Water is everywhere,but much of it is unusable or unreachable.Water is where you find it, and you’ll find about 97 percentof all water on our planet in the oceans. Ocean water containsaround 35,000 parts per million (ppm) dissolved materials, comprisingat least 70 elements.Fresh Water, PleaseBecause of the dissolved elements, most trees can’t extracta drop from the ocean. Trees need fresh water.Fresh water, which has less than 1,000 ppm dissolved materials,makes up the remaining 3 percent of all the water on Earth. Ofthe 3 percent that’s considered fresh, two-thirds of it is snowand ice in glaciers and the polar ice caps.The final 1 percent of the fresh water can be found in theatmosphere, as ground water and as surface water in lakes andstreams.Earth is a wet planet. Liquid and solid water covers roughlythree-quarters its surface. But for all the expanse of water onor near the Earth’s surface, trees can use little.Across the landscape above sea level is a patchwork quilt ofrain forests and deserts, bottomlands and mountaintops. Limitedwater resources, in some form, are everywhere.The air abounds with water. Water vapor in the air is the humidityeveryone complains about. Large amounts of water vapor in theair slows water loss from trees and soils.In fog (100 percent relative humidity), trees lose no waterto the environment. Unfortunately, few of us live in a fog forest.Wind heated by pavements and dry ground surfaces reduce the humidityand increase landscape water loss. Water vapor is available tothe tree only when it’s condensed and absorbed.Feed RootsThe soil is filled with water. Water in the soil coats everyparticle and root tip. As the soil dries, more water evaporates.At some point, the soil becomes dry enough to prevent tree rootsfrom extracting any more water.The soil still has water held close around mineral and organicsoil units and in tiny pores between clay particles. But it holdsremaining water tighter than the trees can exert force to extractit.Water is found in greater abundance deeper in the soil. Butthis water is beyond trees’ reach. Tree roots can reach soil depthsof hundreds of feet if plenty of oxygen is available. But theyhave to have a lot of oxygen from the air to grow and survive.Tree roots stay shallow because they can’t get enough oxygen tolive in the deep, water-soaked soils.Like most things in life, it’s not how much you have, but howmuch is accessible, that allows survival. Under drought conditions,trees must deal with low soil moisture levels and still effectivelyextract water.Nature provides trees only a few tools to collect water. Thethirst a tree develops can be immense. Do your tree a favor, whenyou can, by watering. Water is a gift to trees beyond any silverand gold, pruning or fertilization.Water is life to a tree.(For more information on water, what it is and how it worksin trees, visit the University of Georgia School of Forest ResourcesWeb site at on “Service & Outreach,” then “InformationLibrary,” then “Drought Information.”)last_img read more

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Get Up, Stand Up

first_img Stand Up Photo cred: Luke Hopkins Paddleboarding Photo cred: Luke Hopkinscenter_img Sweets_FullRes Stand-up paddleboarding has been part of Hawaiian heritage for over 50 years, but it has recently jumped across the ocean to become the fastest growing paddlesport in the continental U.S. today.Paddleboards speak to the child within. A paddleboard represents a blank slate, with infinite room for creativity and expression. Using this tool, you can explore a local lake with your family, do on-water yoga or CrossFit, surf ocean swells, tackle whitewater rivers, sail downwind with a kite, fish, deepwater solo climb. SUPs are simple, functional tools to follow your passions.“When was the last time that you saw an 80 year old fall down, laughing hysterically, and then get back up and want to try it again?” says Luke Hopkins, owner of Stride, an inflatable paddleboard manufacturer in Blacksburg, Va.What sets SUP apart from some other paddle sports is the fact that the learning curve is virtually nonexistent. Almost anyone can jump on a paddleboard and feel comfortable within an hour or so.Celebrities such as Pierce Brosnan, Cameron Diaz, Lance Armstrong, and others have been seen on paddleboards, and the fitness aspect of the sport is very appealing. Like many paddlesports, the power of your stroke comes from the core, and one hour of SUP has been proven to be equivalent exercise to six hours of surfing.The paddleboarding scene in the Southeast differentiates itself from the rest of the country in a very special way: moving water. Paddleboards are increasingly popular among whitewater kayakers in the region who are looking for a new challenge.I learned about this appeal firsthand during my inaugural SUP attempt at the National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, N.C. I am a confident class V kayaker, but when I jumped on a paddleboard and took off down some class II rapids, it was like taking the training wheels off. The subtleties of the river are so much more defined when you are standing up and feeling every ripple and current through your feet. My entire body needed to work together as one interconnected unit to control the board, and those same rapids that I would have floated through casually in my kayak represented an awesome and infinitely challenging puzzle when confronted on a paddleboard. I spent about half  the time either kneeling on or chasing the board, but I was laughing my way down the rapids for hours.For beginners, a 10-foot or 11-foot board is recommended. This is a good mixture of stability, ease of transportation, and the versatility to sample a bit of everything. For those interested in entering the whitewater world, it is important to become educated on the pros and cons of using a leash, and if used, how to properly set up quick-release systems. River SUP may seem daunting and scary at first, but there are many excellent rivers in the area for first-timers to develop their skills safely, including the Lower Green, French Broad, Potomac, Susquehanna, Nantahala, Big South Fork, Hiwassee, and the Ocoee.Two Southeast paddleboard leaders are Ben Friberg and Mike Tavares of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Friberg and Tavares represent the cutting edge of the inland aspect of the sport. They paddleboard regularly on the Ocoee River, a challenging Class III-IV run, using river-specific boards by manufacturer BadFish, along with protective gear to shield them from the uncertainties of standing up on steep, rocky rivers.While inflatable boards are at the forefront of the recreational SUP movement due to their portability, weight, and soft, forgiving construction, some advanced SUP athletes like Tavares and Friberg choose rigid boards made out of fiberglass or other materials. These boards slide more smoothly over rocks and allow for more rigidity and sharper rails for surfing.“The first time that you peel out of an eddy on a SUP, and you commit to leaning over that edge as the board slices into the current, that’s it. The addiction starts,” says Friberg.This summer, Friberg will attempt to break the 24 hour SUP world distance record on the Yukon River in northern Canada. This massive river drains the northern part of British Columbia and flows through the Yukon province before traveling into Alaska. It has been the site of a number of consecutive kayak distance records. Friberg and fellow paddleboarder Dan Gavere will attempt to set themselves apart from previous records through their specially designed carbon boards, whitewater experience, and river-reading abilities.After studying river speed, wind patterns, and other knowledge gathered from locals, everything points to this attempt being a huge accomplishment for the sport. “It is going to be Mount Everest,” says Friberg. But the real spotlight, he insists, should be placed on that mighty river. “We just hope that we represent that river and river people well.”on the fringe other edgy sports going mainstreamparkourParkour is a sport whose growth has been dramatically augmented by sensational Internet videos and appearances in high-profile movies like Casino Royale.In spite of its stunt- and risk-oriented image, traceurs, or practitioners of parkour, are in fact extremely mentally and physically conditioned athletes. The sport has its roots in French military training, and essentially involves moving as efficiently as possible over obstacles in urban environments. Many refer to it as the “art of movement.”The goal is to gain as much ground as possible at all times, and it has almost primal roots in the act of attacking or fleeing. Absorption and redistribution of energy is a primary focus, and the obstacles are used as analogies to help traceurs effectively overcome fears and pain in everyday life.This sport carries many similarities to international athletic movements such as CrossFit, which focuses on functional fitness and holistic athletic development for a lifetime. Cityscaping, a form of urban climbing, and MovNat also have similar credos and followings.Parkour lessons are offered across the Southeast, including Asheville Gymnastics, Virginia Tech Parkour, and Primal Fitness in kayakingOnce a peripheral way for whitewater paddlers to get some laughs while on a beach vacation, surf kayaking has evolved into a vibrant and competitive sport with followers on both coasts of the U.S and worldwide.The progression of the sport has come a long way from its roots as a part of the now defunct National Organization of Whitewater Rodeos. From these whitewater beginnings, surf kayaking has evolved into what it is today: a devout community using cutting edge designs to ride waves and compete like board surfers.The introduction of composite technology is one factor that has certainly played a large role in the sport’s development. The boats are ultra-light, low rocker, and feature short sterns and fins to optimize carving power and speed down the face.Ultimately, the draw is the same as that of board surfing: interacting with a powerful force of nature in a dynamic and beautiful way. Surf kayakers, however, have the added advantage of being able to generate more speed on the takeoff than their board surfing counterparts, as well as the ability to stay drier in cold weather, and paddle back out after a ride faster.The Outer Banks of North Carolina generated some buzz in the international surf kayaking scene when it hosted the World Championships last October. Athletes who had previously been skeptical of conditions on the East Coast were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful waves and seamless organization throughout the event.Spencer Cooke, long-time surf and whitewater kayaker, offers that the best way to give the sport a shot is to attend one of the competitions in the prime East season of September-October. “The community is extremely excited about seeing new faces, and is very generous as far as sharing boats and information.” Cooke follows with a word of encouragement to first-timers: “The only way to truly appreciate the sport is to try it. Words, videos, or photos can only begin to express how amazing it is.”For more information, visit the Eastern Surf Kayaking Association at bikingThere aren’t many things in life that can compare to the thrill of flying down a steep mountain trail, dodging rocks and roots, and then feeling the weightless bliss of disconnecting from reality on a jump.Downhill biking is a sport with a very solid foundation in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Through the years, a number of bike parks have shuttled riders on their chairlifts for summertime descents of the steep grades. The most well-known of these is certainly Snowshoe Mountain, which features a wide network of trails on both sides of the mountain, and everything from beginner to pro-level terrain.Snowshoe is also a part of the Southeast’s yearly race series, hosting four races each summer. Other epicenters include Paris Mountain and Clemson in South Carolina, Diablo Freeride Park in New Jersey, and the resorts surrounding Boone, N.C. Beech Mountain ( is enjoying its second year as the host of the US National Championships in 2012, and will continue to challenge the best riders from across the country.The Southeast’s rise as a downhill destination is supported by a strong foundation of youth development programs. Local pro rider Chris Herndon is the head coach for the GROM (Gravity Racers On a Mission) team. This group of youngsters is coached on the intricacies of winning bike races, and is already taking the circuit by storm with wins in Junior and Category 1 (Expert Men) classes.Collegiate racing is also on the rise, with active programs at schools including Brevard, Virginia Tech, WVU, Warren Wilson, UNCA, Lees McRae, and Clemson. For some of these schools, such as Warren Wilson, the mountain biking team represents the pride and focus of their athletic program.Downhill racing in the U.S. received a surge of energy in 2011, when Aaron Gwin became the first American ever to win the coveted World Cup overall title. The momentum from this and other American contributions to the sport will surely continue to drive the growing scene in the Southeast.For more information, visit or, or check out the Southeast forum at of these sports will be showcased at the Olympics by athletes from the Southeast, find out who in our Hometown Heroes Article!last_img read more

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U.S. Grants Helicopters to El Salvador

first_imgBy Dialogo October 18, 2012 The United States granted three helicopters to the Salvadoran Air Force on October 16 to strengthen authorities capabilities in combating organized crime and to support the population in the event of natural disasters, informed the Ministry of Defense. During a ceremony at the Ilopango Air Base in San Salvador, U.S. Ambassador, Mari Carmen Aponte, granted the MD-500E aircrafts to the Salvadoran Minister of Defense General Atilio Benítez. “The donation is valued at $9 million, including the parts and maintenance for these aircrafts,” explained the Minister of Defense in a statement. The MD-500E aircrafts – high capacity helicopters – can reach speed of 158 miles per hour; they are capable of carrying 696 kg and have four seats aboard. According to the Ministry of Defense, the aircrafts will be used for Air Force personnel training missions and for “supporting the population in natural disaster missions, and in the fight against crime and organized crime.”last_img read more

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Ricin Likely Mailed to Obama, U.S. Senator

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York President Barack Obama gave his first State of the Union address of his second term Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.Federal authorities are investigating letters sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) that contained a suspicious substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin, a lethal biological warfare agent.The U.S. Secret Service immediately quarantined the letter to Obama that was received at a mail screening facility offsite from the White House, the front of which was cordoned off by yellow tape Tuesday, officials said. Lab test results will take 24-48 hours to confirm if the substance is Ricin.“The investigation into these letters remains ongoing, and more letters may still be received,” the FBI said in a statement that did not indicate if there was a written message in the envelope. “There is no indication of a connection to the attack in Boston.”The mail case broke a day after the Boston Marathon bombings that left three dead and nearly 200 wounded. The FBI has said at least one of the two bombs was built out of a pressure cooker filled with projectiles.The apparent Ricin mailings are similar to letters containing Anthrax that were mailed to two U.S. Senators and several New York City-based news outlets for weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Five people died and 17 were hospitalized for exposure and the FBI’s suspect killed himself.U.S. Capitol Police, which responded with its HAZMAT crew, described the powder in the latest case as a “white granular substance.”Jay Carney, the White House spokesman, referred most questions about the case to the FBI and said Obama is scheduled to travel Thursday to Boston, where he will speak at an interfaith service.“Any time a suspicious powder is located in a mail facility, it is tested,” Carney told reporters Wednesday.Operations at the White House and the Capitol Complex have not been affected as a result of the investigation, authorities said, but other cases of suspicious packages have been reported Wednesday.“On the House side, at least, it’s business as usual,” Samantha Slater, spokeswoman for Rep. Steve Israel (D-Dix Hills), told the Press. “What they’ve found so far is on the Senate side.”She added that she noticed the garbage cans were dismantled Wednesday outside the U.S. Capitol Building.last_img read more

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IRS to provide stimulus debit cards for people who threw theirs out

first_imgIn June, Brindisi told 12 News he supported another round of stimulus checks. This comes one week after Brindisi and Katko called on the IRS to take immediate action. (WBNG) — Congressman Anthony Brindisi and Representative John Katko of the 24th District announced Friday the IRS will provide a new card for those who received an economic stimulus debit card but threw it away.center_img Brindisi and Katko say the IRS plans to send letters in July advising these individuals to utilize their card or obtain a free replacement if necessary.last_img read more

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Property Company of the Year

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William Saliba to be allowed train with Arsenal after loan spell expires

first_imgSaliba signed a five-year deal with Arsenal last summer (Picture: Getty)The Frenchman will be able to maintain his fitness levels with Arsenal and get to know his new team-mates ahead of the 2020/21 campaign when he is permitted to travel to the UK.If the new season’s start date has to be postponed, Saliba will be made wait to make his official debut for Arsenal.Saliba signed a five-year deal when he joined Arsenal last summer and has been hailed as a massive talent in France.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are facing a difficult period after the football shutdown caused financial issues at the club.The Gunners have already asked their first team players and Arteta to take a 12.5 per cent wage cut for the next 12 months and there is unlikely to be any big signings in the next window.Saliba could be one of a few arrivals, as Arsenal focus their efforts on bringing in free agents and convincing clubs to engage in swap deals.MORE: Neymar backed to ‘take over’ from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi by former Arsenal and PSG manager Unai EmeryMORE: Former Man Utd hero Jaap Stam rates Arsenal transfer target Orkun KokcuFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment William Saliba to be allowed train with Arsenal after loan spell expires Coral BarrySaturday 2 May 2020 3:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.2kShares Advertisement Saliba has been playing in France (Picture: Getty)William Saliba will reportedly be permitted to link up with the Arsenal squad, but the centre-back cannot represent the club if the 2019/20 season resumes.Premier League chiefs are aiming to play postponed games this summer and have devised ‘Project Restart’ which will see the campaign finished behind closed doors amid the coronavirus pandemic.FIFA have advised clubs to extend loan spells to reflect the new finish date of the season and Saliba has been at Saint-Etienne for the last year.Arsenal signed the talented defender last summer for £27million in a deal which saw Saliba loaned straight back to his former club, Saint-Etienne.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut after the remainder of Ligue 1’s season was voided, it was unclear when Saliba would join Mikel Arteta and the rest of the Arsenal squad.French outlet RMC Sport claim Saliba will be allowed to train with Arsenal and the 19-year-old will be free to link up with Arteta’s squad, although lockdown is yet to be lifted in the UK and non-essential travel is banned.Saliba struggled with injuries during his loan spell in France, but had managed to regain full fitness before the health crisis forced football to stop. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Support Local Small Businesses by Shopping Small Tomorrow

first_img November 25, 2016 By: Governor Tom Wolf Nearly 1 million small businesses and 2.4 million workers currently call Pennsylvania home, and owe their prosperity to welcoming communities, flourishing main streets, state support and assistance, robust higher-education programs, and a large dose of Pennsylvania pride. In fact, we often hear from owners that running a small business in Pennsylvania is the key to working smart and living happy— traits that stand out among our neighboring states.A nationwide initiative, Small Business Saturday encourages citizens to support local businesses and celebrate the critical contributions of entrepreneurs and small business owners.Small business owners can testify to the many personal benefits of entrepreneurship— the ability to pursue a passion, the opportunity to work alongside family, and the means to operate with creative freedom and flexibility are just a few.Small businesses are essential to Pennsylvania’s economic diversity — they commercialize innovative technologies, employ nearly half (46.9 percent) of our private-sector workforce, and account for more than 98 percent of all employers in the Keystone State.The upcoming holiday season offers an excellent opportunity to support the commonwealth’s hardworking business owners. I encourage you to shop local, eat local, and play local — on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26 — and beyond. If you’re not sure where to start, the Pennsylvania Tourism Office can help.Pennsylvania is full of incredible small towns and main streets that offer something for everyone, no matter your passion — or your gift list. Visit the world’s oldest bookstore, Moravian Book Shop, on Main Street in Bethlehem. Travel to Byers Choice, Ltd. in Chalfont for your Christmas gifts and ornaments. Choose a bed and breakfast like the Inn at Jim Thorpe instead of a chain hotel for a more hometown experience. The Pennsylvania small business options are nearly endless.Join the conversation on Nov. 26 and post a photo of your small business support on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook using the hashtag #SmallBizSat and #PASmallBiz.Thank you for joining us in support of our one million local small businesses this November. Economy,  Holidays,  The Blog,  Videos SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img   SHARE  TWEET Support Local Small Businesses by Shopping Small Tomorrow Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

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Helensvale is hot property with big sales results on Gold Coast

first_imgillawood Properties executive director Tony Johnson said a high proportion of buyers were already Helensvale residents who are looking to upgrade or downsize“The Surrounds has clearly struck a chord with those who love living in this part of the Gold Coast, but want to be able to better tap into the Gold Coast’s famous lifestyle and amenities.“While many buyers have come from further afield, a high proportion are already Helensvale residents who are looking to upgrade or downsize.” Lorraine and Joe Passeri have lived in the Helensvale area for the past 30 years and were looking to downsize, but didn’t want to move out of the area. They bought at The Surrounds.Buyers Lorraine and Joe Passeri have lived in the Helensvale area for the past 30 years and were looking to downsize, but didn’t want to move out of the area. “We wanted something smaller than our large acreage home — something that we could manage ourselves well into the future — but everything we need is close by in Helensvale,” Ms Passeri said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoRender of Helensvale’s The Surrounds.Villawood Properties executive director Tony Johnson said the sales proved demand for quality land on the Gold Coast remained strong.“With construction of the second stage of the Gold Coast Light Rail well underway, Helensvale is continuing to transform as a thriving suburb.center_img Villawood Properties executive director Tony Johnson said the sales at The Surrounds proved demand for quality land on the Gold Coast remained strong.GOLD Coasters have snapped up more than 100 land lots at The Surrounds since developer Villawood Properties launched its $500 million Helensvale community less than 12 months ago. The sellout sales result has prompted the developer to fast-track future land releases and push on with the construction of the display village and $4 million leisure centre.last_img read more

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Hundred-year-old Queenslander has style to spare

first_imgWhat a beauty. Take a look at 10 Markwell St, Auchenflower. 10 Markwell St, Auchenflower.McGrath Estate Agents – Paddington selling agent Alex Jordan said the circa 1908 Queenslander was flawlessly refurbished and redesigned to offer an idyllic lifestyle.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The manicured 844sq m north easterly facing block is close to The Wesley Hospital and elite schools. 10 Markwell St, Auchenflower.The property was marketed as being on the high side of the prestigious street.The home’s hallway leads to a spacious open-plan living/dining area and features within the home include pressed metal ceilings and a fireplace for winter. 10 Markwell St, Auchenflower.A four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at Auchenflower has sold for more than $1 million.The property at 10 Markwell St fetched a sale price of $1.3 million on September 4. Enjoy having a feast at 10 Markwell St, Auchenflower.The entertaining deck spills onto a child-friendly level lawn.The front porch captures city glimpses and there is plenty of storage underneath the home to use.The Auchenflower home is only 4km to Brisbane’s CBD and a stone’s throw away to shops, cafes and a local patisserie.last_img read more

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Modern designs on large blocks are keenly sought in Salisbury

first_img124 Golda Avenue, SalisburyMODERN homes on large blocks sell fast in Salisbury because they are so few and far between, a local real estate agent says.Mark Ward Property principal Mark Ward said it was generally an older housing market so contemporary homes were hard to come by.He recently sold a modern two-storey home on a 600sq m block for $850,000, making it the top sale in the Southern Star region to the week ended February 26.“We would have had 30 groups through (at inspections) and we had multiple offers,” Mr Ward said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020124 Golda Avenue, Salisbury“It was a bit unusual to have a contemporary home on a big block.“Homes like that don’t normally come up often on the market in Salisbury.”He said the size was what ultimately attracted buyers to the property.“The size was number one – there’s just so many different living areas,” Mr Ward said.Despite a lack of more modern homes, Mr Ward said there were still plenty of people looking to buy in the area.“The last couple of years in Salisbury have been really strong,” he said.last_img read more

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OPITO to recognize safety leaders at annual awards ceremony

first_imgGlobal standards and workforce development organization OPITO will recognize the leaders in safety training and skills development within the oil and gas sector at this year’s OPITO Global Awards.OPITO said that the Global Awards would be held on November 7 during the organization’s annual safety and competency conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The international event, which focuses entirely on safety and competency in the oil and gas industry, is expected to attract more than 400 delegates and 20 exhibitors.The organization is taking nominations across four categories in line with the 2018 conference theme, ‘Skilled for Safety.’ According to OPITO, the awards will honor individuals and companies committed to ensuring their workforce remains safe and competent for the globally recognized OPITO standards.The Leadership Award and the Emerging Leader Award will see people being recognized for inspiring others as well as developing programmes to improve safety and competency within their workplace.Businesses able to demonstrate their commitment to personal safety through training, people development and the use of OPITO standards can be entered into the Skilled for Safety Champion or Digital Champion categories.OPITO CEO, John McDonald, said: “Each year we look forward to seeing how the workforce and companies have approached their commitments to training personnel to the OPITO standards and hearing their stories of cultural change or increased safety targets being met, or often exceeded.“The annual OPITO Global Awards at our flagship international conference will provide an ideal platform to shine a light on the companies and individuals who best demonstrate these achievements, and crucially provide a chance for further discussion on how together, the energy industry can make safety practices consistently excellent wherever they are around the world.”The categories are open and the deadline for submitting entries is Friday, September 7.The OPITO Global event will see an additional technical forum available on November 8 as an optional subsequent day session.It is expected that around 150 delegates from OPITO’s global network of approved training companies, as well as industry practitioners, will attend the technical forum to discuss the details of delivering the high quality of standards that OPITO sets for the sector around the world.last_img read more

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Single parent kids suffer more health issues – study

first_imgNZ Herald 28 April 2015Children who live with just one parent after a family break-up suffer from more problems such as headaches, stomach aches, feelings of tension and sadness than those whose parents share custody, research has found.A study carried out in Sweden compared how children were affected by living with both parents, only one parent, mostly one parent, or by dividing their time between both in joint custody – and found that children in the latter category suffered from fewer psychosomatic problems than those living mostly or only with one parent.Youngsters living with both parents in a nuclear family set-up had the lowest score of all on the Psychosomatic Problems scale – which also measured issues such as children’s concentration, difficulties with sleeping, dizziness and loss of appetite.The proportion of children who said they “often” or “always” had the different symptoms assessed on the scale was highest among those who lived with just one parent.Overall, girls reported more psychosomatic problems than boys. read more

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through July 24

first_imgIMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,181; 2. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa, and Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas, both 1,169; 4. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,159; 5. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 1,148; 6. Cory Sample, Winne­mucca, Nev., 1,132; 7. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, and Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, both 1,129; 9. Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas, 1,116; 10. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,107; 11. Glen Hib­bard, Euless, Texas, 1,106; 12. Mike Jergens, Plover, Iowa, 1,099; 13. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz., 1,091; 14. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, and Dustin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, both 1,089; 16. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 1,081; 17. Adam Larson, Ankeny, Iowa, 1,073; 18. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,055; 19. Cody Burke, Salinas, Calif., 1,050; 20. Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,047. IMCA Late Models – 1. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 799; 2. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 791; 3. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 765; 4. Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, 738; 5. Nick Marolf, Moscow, Iowa, 731; 6. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill., 728; 7. Curt Schroeder, Ames, Iowa, 718; 8. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 714; 9. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 690; 10. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 685; 11. Jerry King, Waterloo, Iowa, 684; 12. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., 681; 13. Curtis Glover, Des Moines, Iowa, 651; 14. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 650; 15. Brunson Behning, Davenport, Iowa, 610; 16. Mike Murphy Jr., Colona, Ill., 601; 17. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 589; 18. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 585; 19. Craig Jacobs, Urbandale, Iowa, 570; 20. LeRoy Brenner, Aledo, Ill., 552. IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 745; 2. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 744; 3. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 739; 4. Chase Brewer, Spring­town, Texas, 737; 5. Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas, 671; 6. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 664; 7. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 640; 8. George White, Fort Worth, Texas, 616; 9. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 587; 10. Tony Dowd, Mansfield, Texas, 578; 11. D.J. Estes Jr., Mansfield, Texas, and Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, both 557; 13. Justin Fifield, Mes­quite, Texas, 538; 14. Logan Scherb, Paradise, Texas, 489; 15. Ryan Hall, Midlothian, Texas, 482; 16. Herbert R. Wood, Kennedale, Texas, 458; 17. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 444; 18. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 429; 19. Doug Lovegrove, Waverly, Neb., 428; 20. Matt Moro, Polk City, Iowa, 415.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Michael W. Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,189; 2. Matt Guillaume, Has­let, Texas, 1,172; 3. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,170; 4. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 1,159; 5. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, and Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, both 1,151; 7. Rod Snellen­berger, Pulaski, Wis., 1,150; 8. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,144; 9. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,141; 10. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, and Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, both 1,129; 12. Jay Schmidt Jr., Tama, Iowa, 1,128; 13. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,109; 14. Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 1,104; 15. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 1,089; 16. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,085; 17. James Lynch, Donnellson, Iowa, 1,084; 18. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 1,083; 19. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,080; 20. Kyle Clough, Wallace, Neb., 1,078. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,179; 2. Cody Niel­sen, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1,159; 3. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 1,142; 4. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,138; 5. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 1,135; 6. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 1,134; 7. Tif­fany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,133; 8. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,126; 9. Jerrad Steele, Andrews, Texas, 1,120; 10. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1,106; 11. Justin Lathram, Hobbs, N.M., 1,100; 12. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 1,078; 13. Cory Probst, Worthington, Minn., 1,046; 14. Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D., 1,043; 15. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,026; 16. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,023; 17. Colton Pfeifer, Stockton, Kan., 1,021; 18. Dustin Griffiths, Ottumwa, Iowa, 1,019; 19. Lee Riley, Lubbock, Texas, 1,017; 20. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,007.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas, 1,165; 2. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,136; 3. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,119; 4. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 1,053; 5. Allen Montgomery, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,043; 6. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 1,005; 7. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,002; 8. John Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, 985; 9. Garett Rawls, China Spring, Texas, 969; 10. Brad Shirley, Springtown, Texas, 940; 11. Cody Shoemaker, Paradise, Texas, 936; 12. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 905; 13. Jarrett Roberts, Temple, Texas, 857; 14. Michael Newhard, Royse City, Texas, 855; 15. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, 850; 16. Kevin Green, Robinson, Texas, 845; 17. Gene Burnett, Leander, Texas, 843; 18. James Holder, China Spring, Texas, 834; 19. Timothy Cummings, Joshua, Texas, 833; 20. Julie Boettler, Farmington, N.M., 828.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan., 1,162; 2. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,160; 3. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,156; 4. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,151; 5. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., 1,146; 6. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,136; 7. Brett Lowry, Montezuma, Iowa, 1,133; 8. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,124; 9. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,120; 10. Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif., 1,115; 11. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., and Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., both 1,108; 13. Shane Swanson, Forest City, Iowa, 1,104; 14. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, and Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill., both 1,100; 16. Joey Gower, Quincy, Ill., 1,098; 17. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,097; 18. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, and Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., both 1,071; 20. Bryan Herrick, Curtis, Neb., 1,055.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,199; 2. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,177; 3. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,140; 4. Ryan Bryant, Mason City, Iowa, 1,129; 5. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,121; 6. Bill Whalen Jr., Riverside, Iowa, 1,118; 7. Tyler Thomp­son, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,111; 8. Jacob Kofoot, Bode, Iowa, 1,101; 9. Megan Lappegard, Spencer, Iowa, 1,099; 10. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,084; 11. Kaitlyn DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,045; 12. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,043; 13. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 1,013; 14. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 1,002; 15. John Whalen, Ainsworth, Iowa, 928; 16. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 888; 17. Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Ill., 877; 18. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 870; 19. Stephanie Forsberg, Slayton, Minn., 827; 20. Caine Mahlberg, Dunlap, Iowa, 807.West Coast Super Stocks – 1. Lonnie Welch, Bakersfield, Calif., 376; 2. Steve Nash, Pahrump, Nev., 368; 3. Tim Randolph, Santa Maria, Calif., 366; 4. Billy Simkins, Bakersfield, Calif., 283; 5. Chad Weber, Santa Maria, Calif., 258; 6. Brady Bell, Bakersfield, Calif., 216; 7. Johnny Beding­field, Bakersfield, Calif., 200; 8. Wayne Coffman, Bodfish, Calif., 199; 9. Clay Daly, Watsonville, Calif., 194; 10. Jon Blackford, Nipomo, Calif., 191; 11. Toby Randolph, Nipomo, Calif., 139; 12. Dustin Chastain, Tonopah, Nev., 132; 13. Alex Williams, Pahrump, Nev., 130; 14. George Brad­burry, Pahrump, Nev., 125; 15. James C. Wulfenstein, Pahrump, Nev., 105; 16. Donald W. Riley, Pahrump, Nev., 99; 17. William A. Stevens, Bakersfield, Calif., 98; 18. Daniel Vlaszof, Las Vegas, Nev., 72; 19. Dale Daffern, Las Vegas, Nev., 71; 20. Jim McCoy, Pahrump, Nev., 64.30last_img read more

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Determined Empresario on the mark

first_img Smith said: “His experience stood to him, and he jumped brilliant. Mark gave him a great ride. It’s great to get a winner here, and that’s my first at the Festival although I’ve only had a few runners. “He wasn’t doing a stroke in front but when the other horses came to him, he kept on well. He’s entered up on Sunday, and we’ll have to have a look at it.” Matthew Smith’s 12-1 chance was given a fine ride from the front by Mark Enright, at one stage holding a big advantage on the field. As the pack closed he looked like being swallowed but dug deep to hold all-comers, passing the line two lengths ahead of Guitar Pete. Empresario produced a performance full of guts to take the Latin Quarter Beginners Chase at Galway. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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The Latest: Hungary to allow soccer fans in stadiums

first_img May 28, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Hungarian soccer federation says matches in the country can once again be held with spectators in the stadiums. Associated Press The other races canceled were the season-opening Australian GP on March 15; the Monaco GP on May 24; and the French GP on June 28.Another six remain postponed.F1 organizers still hope to reschedule those and hold 15-18 races this season, starting with back-to-back races at the Austrian GP in July.___The postponed Belgian Cup final has been rescheduled for Aug. 1. That is one week before the start of the league’s next season. The Latest: Hungary to allow soccer fans in stadiums Bologna says a test carried out on a member of its staff who was suspected of having coronavirus has come back negative.The club says that a “further, definitive test” will be carried out in the next few hours.The players will nevertheless train individually as a precaution.It would be the first positive case in Serie A since the teams started training in groups if it is confirmed. The entire squad would have to go into quarantine.Serie A has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league is hoping to restart on June 13.center_img The announcement comes on the back of a government decree allowing the option amid the coronavirus pandemic.Organizers are obliged to keep three seats empty between each occupied seat and no fan may sit directly behind or in front of another. Players and essential personnel on or near the field during matches must recently have tested negative for the coronavirus.The federation says clubs can decide on their own whether they want to play in front or fans again.Tickets for next Wednesday’s Hungarian Cup final between Budapest Honved and Mezokovesd-Zsory at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest will soon be sold online.___ Elite sports made a comeback in Australia for the first time since March 22 with the Brisbane Broncos hosting Parramatta in the National Rugby League.Two rounds of matches were played in the NRL in March before Australia and New Zealand went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.No fans were allowed into the 52,500-seat stadium in Brisbane because of strict social distancing rules. But at a bone-jarring collision between burly rugby players was broadcast across Australia to signal the return of contact teams sports in the country.Players and all staff and officials had to undergo heat checks before entering the stadium and strict health protocols were put in place on the field.___ ___The Dutch Grand Prix has become the fourth Formula One race to be canceled this season.Organizers of the first Dutch GP in 35 years preferred to wait until next year in hope fans will be able to attend, rather than hold the race without them this time.The race in Zandvoort was set for May 3 and initially postponed.Race director Jan Lammers says “we would like to celebrate this moment, the return of Formula 1 in Zandvoort, together with our racing fans in the Netherlands.” Belgian soccer authorities say the match between Club Brugge and Antwerp will take place in an empty King Baudouin Stadium.Club Brugge has the opportunity to secure a league-cup double after it was awarded its 16th Belgian title this month following a decision to end the current season prematurely because of the coronavirus pandemic.All sporting competitions in Belgium have been suspended until July 31. The new season is set to start on Aug. 7.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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Italy, Belgium and Wales all qualify for Euro 2016, as Netherlands stay alive

first_imgItaly secured their qualification for Euro 2016 with a 3-1 victory in Azerbaijan.Eder edged the away side ahead in the 11th minute, slotting home after being played through on goal by Marco Verratti, only for the hosts to soon equalise through Dimitrij Nazarov.However, Stephan El Shaarawy was on hand to convert Antonio Candreva’s delivery shortly before half-time, with Matteo Darmian firing home a third — his first goal at international level — in the second half.Badavi Huseynov was shown a red card for Azerbaijan shortly before the final whistle sounded as Italy’s place in France next summer was guaranteed.Wales and Belgium both qualified from Group B despite very different results. Belgium cruised to a 4-1 win at minnows Andorra as Radja Nainggolan, Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Laurent Depoitre scored goals.Wales, however, backed into next summer’s finals — their first major tournament since 1958 — as they lost 2-0 at Bosnia-Herzegovina.Milan Djuric sent a looping header over Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey in the 71st minute and the hosts doubled their lead with one minute to play through Vedad Ibisevic.But the result didn’t matter for Wales after Cyprus surprised with a 2-1 at Israel as Jason Demetriou scored an 80th-minute winner.That left Wales four points clear in second place, securing their spot, while Bosnia-Herzegovina are in playoff position on 14 points, one ahead of Israel and two above Cyprus, who host Bosnia in the key fixture on Tuesday. In Group A, Turkey won 2-0 at Czech Republic to increase the pressure on Netherlands’ hope of making the playoffs.Selcuk Inan scored a 62nd-minute penalty and Hakan Calhanoglu also scored as Turkey moved onto 15 points, two clear of the Dutch with one game each to play.Should Turkey earn a point at home against Iceland on Tuesday they will reach the playoffs no matter what Netherlands do against Czech Republic.Netherlands are still in with a shout of reaching Euro 2016 because they saw off Kazakhstan 2-1. Georginio Wijnaldum opened the scoring with a well-taken finish from the edge of the box on 33 minutes, with Wesley Sneijder then doubling Danny Blind’s side’s lead shortly after the restart.Islambek Kuat pulled one back for Kazakhstan deep into second-half stoppage time, but it only proved to be a consolation goal for the home team.Also in Group A, Latvia came from two down to claim a 2-2 draw away at already-qualified Iceland.Kolbeinn Sigthorsson fired the hosts into an early lead, with Gylfi Sigurdsson then adding a second midway through the first half. However, Latvia launched a second-half comeback with Aleksandrs Cauna pulling one back shortly after the break, before Valerijs Sabala netted the equaliser in the 68th minute.In the other games in Italy’s Group H, Norway edged closer to qualification thanks to a 2-0 win against Malta.Alexander Tettey struck for the home side in the 20th minute and Alexander Soderlund made sure of things with his effort in the second half.Croatia defeated Bulgaria 3-0 in an empty stadium in Zagreb to stay in the hunt to qualify automatically.Ivan Perisic opened the scoing just two minutes into the game to put Croatia on their way, and Ivan Rakitic made it 2-0 just before the break. Nikola Kalinic capped the scoring with nine minutes to play, but a late red card to Duje Cop means he will miss Croatia’s final qualifier at Malta.Norway are two points clear of Croatia in second place, but a win at Malta would see Croatia qualify should Norway fail to win at Italy.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports. The Euro qualifying games are live on SuperSport all weekend and this week.last_img read more

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr perplexed by ‘mind-boggling’ officiating in loss to T-wolves

first_imgWarriors coach Steve Kerr was baffled by “mind-boggling” officiating in Golden State’s 131-130 overtime defeat Friday to the Timberwolves, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry also took aim at referee Marat Kogut.The Warriors are tied with the Nuggets atop the NBA Western Conference after the dramatic at Target Center. “I don’t know what else to say. Kind of mind-boggling. You catch and you go up for a shot, and you get fouled in any league – any league – that’s a good bucket and a free throw. Any league, not just the NBA.”Warriors vs Timberwolves ended in a whole overtime mess— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) March 30, 2019The Warriors were also stunned when Anthony Tolliver threw a pass over Karl-Anthony Towns’ head with only 0.5 seconds remaining, but the officials ruled Durant held Towns, who won it by making the first free throw.Durant said: “Marat was his name? He was the best player on the floor tonight. He made sure of that. He’s so good with his whistle that he knew they were gonna foul me, and he called it right before I shot the ball. So he’s one of the greatest refs of all time.”Two-time MVP Curry did not hold back with his criticism of Kogut after the Warriors were denied a third consecutive win. Golden State felt aggrieved with some of the decisions, none more so than when Durant was on target with a 3-pointer to tie the score with 4.4 seconds to play, only for the basket to be waived off because of a foul called against Minnesota’s Keita Bates-Diop when Durant was in the act of shooting.”Did I think it was [a foul] before the shot?” Kerr said. “I just watched the replay. He caught and he shot – it’s a four-point play.  Related News Asked which he believed was the worst call, Curry replied: “You’d have to ask the MVP of tonight, Marat Kogut.”Curry added: “It’s just tough when your effort like that gets sabotaged. I’ve been back there looking at those calls over and over and over again and still don’t understand either one of them. KD [should have got a] four-point play which puts pressure on them with four seconds left to get a bucket.”And at the end of the game, nobody wants to see a game end like that. A crazy pass that had no chance of being caught and a soft foul that should never have been called to decide the game.”the BEST OT PLAYS as the @Timberwolves top the @warriors in a thrilling finish at home! #AllEyesNorth— NBA (@NBA) March 30, 2019 Stephen Curry on officiating in loss to Timberwolves: ‘It’s kind of embarrassing’last_img read more

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Sumner Mental Health Center seeking full time maintenance staff member

first_imgSumner Mental Health Center is a community mental health center seeking a full time maintenance staff member to be responsible for the building upkeep and cleanliness of the facility at 1601 West 16th Street, Wellington.  Duties further include supervision of the vehicle fleet.Applicant must have the minimum of a high school /GED education with computer skills, ability to lift over 50 pounds and able to do physically demanding duties, self-motivated, available to be on call and do a split shift, knowledgeable about commercial cleaning practices, and have general skills for routine upkeep and maintenance of the building and its equipment.  Preference will be given for prior building maintenance or similar experience.Applicant must have a valid Kansas driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and motor vehicle insurance, and will be required to pass background checks prior to start date.  A detailed job description and application is available at Sumner Mental Health Center during weekday hours.  Email queries can be sent to [email protected]  Closing date is April 10, 2015.last_img read more

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James leading on and off field

first_imgThe 25-year-old will formally receive is Bachelor of Business from Griffith Business School at a graduation ceremony at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre last Saturday.”To get there in the end, with a lot of help behind the scenes, means the world to me,” he said.”I’ve got further goals and I want to do bigger things. Knowing I’ve finally got through this and that I can do it, I’ll be able to accomplish more.”Ryan is now considering a prompt return to university to take on a Graduate Diploma of Education with a view to a future teaching role.A key focus for the powerful forward is improving school attendance numbers among Indigenous youth in remote communities. He has been inspired tremendously by the impact of NRL legend Preston Campbell in this respect.”School attendance isn’t great in those remote communities and if we can spread the word out there and make sure they get through their schooling and maybe are trying to get some sort of secondary education it would be good.”I just want to help kids to develop towards secondary education. You need that qualification to go a little bit further in life.”When he started his studies at Griffith’s Gold Coast campus, Ryan immediately had the help of the GUMURRII Student Support Unit.”They told me that 3% of the Indigenous population started university but less than 1% finish. That’s really small numbers when you think about the population of Australia and it would be great to see those numbers increase.”As an elite athlete Ryan also benefited from the backing of the Griffith Sports College from the start of his studies, who collaborated with the Gold Coast Titans to assimilate his study schedule into his football itinerary.After a strong start to his full-time studies, Ryan secured a life-changing first-grade contract with the Titans. “That’s when uni almost had to take a back seat. I had studied, I think, for four years straight, then had a bit of a break and then the Sports College gave me a call and said I had to finish it.”The support has been unrelenting since he reopened the books with the Sports College helping to bring about the flexibility needed to balance assessments and exams with the life of a professional footballer constantly on the move.”No one really sees the hard work that happens behind the scenes but I’d definitely say that without the Sports College I wouldn’t have got my degree.”If I had to hand every assessment in on time, it’d be pretty much near impossible because I’m travelling every second week and if I’m not at university I’m training.”But study definitely helped me play footy. I had one of my best seasons yet. And being able to come onto campus to study and get away from everything also helped too.”He will graduate with a degree in sport management and marketing, a qualification that sets him up for his future on the Gold Coast where he has no plans of leaving.”The major in sports management related back to the football. Having a background in sport made it a little bit easier for me. Marketing was something that captured my eye. It very much integrates with footy now and everything that social media is doing and how you have to market yourself and how you present yourself in the media.Ryan and his wife Ana also welcomed their first child, Carter, into the world during the course of his studies.”Having all these other obstacles in the way and being able to complete a degree, even though it took seven years, it sort of helped me as a person grow. It got to a stage where I wanted to complete it just to know I could do it myself.He joins teammates William Zillman and Anthony Don among the ranks of Titans with degrees.”Footy could last 10 years or it could last a day depending on how lucky you are, so you have to have something else behind you. And I thought getting a degree was definitely going to help that.”last_img read more

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Simmons defends Darren Bravo

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has defended Darren Bravo’s form in the recent series against India, contending the marquee left-hander had been forced to take on the mantle of senior batsman without the advantage of having learnt from experienced players.Bravo struggled through the series, averaging a meagre 19 from seven innings, which included a single half-century.Simmons said while Bravo was West Indies’ front-line batsman, he had suffered from not having played alongside veteran players in his early years in the squad.”We talk about Darren Bravo and we talk about him a lot because we can see his potential and where he’s supposed to be right now,” Simmons said.”But you look at all the people around his age and what they’ve come through and the help they’ve had in the team when they came in.”You talk about Virat (Kohli) when Virat came in, look at the players around him, and that’s where you get your little bit of experience and help from.”Bravo has had to turn up and be the senior player, and I think sometimes that affects people, but no doubt about it, he’s working extremely hard on trying to get his game together and trying to score runs as he did when he first came into the team.”Bravo made his debut in a side which included veterans Shiv Chanderpaul and Chris Gayle, who both are no longer in the set-up.During the recent series, West Indies not only struggled with Bravo’s lack of runs but with the form of Marlon Samuels, as the experienced Jamaican averaged only 25 and managed one half-century.last_img read more

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Rusty Nadal struggles in loss to Gasquet in exhibition match

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nadal didn’t appear to be hindered by the lingering right knee injury that forced him to withdraw from the ATP Finals in November, but his uneven performance will likely lead to other questions about his match form heading into the Australian Open next week.“It was a long year last year, so I had to start the preparation (for this season) a little bit later than usual. But here I arrive in plenty of time and it’s a good day to start feeling again … of playing a match,” Nadal said in an on-court interview following the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s still a good test for me and a good practice and that’s the most important thing.”He downplayed any concerns about his knee, saying, “If I’m not feeling good, probably I will not be here. So that’s the good news.” Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Novak Djokovic is also working his way back into top shape after sitting out the second half of 2017 with an elbow injury. He also withdrew from the Abu Dhabi exhibition event and Qatar Open at the start of the season, but was a late entry to the Kooyong Classic. He plays his first match since Wimbledon against No. 5 Dominic Thiem on Wednesday.Nadal, who enjoyed a resurgent 2017 after losing in last year’s Australian Open final to Roger Federer, said despite the rustiness at Kooyong, he still believes he’ll be ready to compete at Melbourne Park next week.“My idea is just to keep practicing hard the next couple of days to be ready for the beginning of the Australian Open,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts during his singles match against Belgium’s David Goffin on day two of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London on November 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKMELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal struggled with his timing and normally potent shot-making as he started his delayed preparations for the Australian Open with an error-filled 6-4, 7-5 loss to Richard Gasquet in the Kooyong Classic exhibition event Tuesday.Nadal’s readiness for the first Grand Slam of the year had been in doubt after the top-ranked Spaniard pulled out of an exhibition in Abu Dhabi and a tournament in Brisbane to start the season, citing his lack of preparation following an injury layoff at the end of 2017.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina CJ Williams hits 3 to lift Clippers over Hawks Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nadal had particular trouble with his forehand on Tuesday, repeatedly misfiring into the net or spraying his shots several feet beyond the baseline.After Gasquet broke Nadal twice to take a 3-0 lead in the second set, however, the Spaniard suddenly began hitting the lines and playing with his usual intensity, fighting back to level the match at 3-all.His concentration then appeared to dip again as he made several more unforced errors to drop serve to go down 6-5. Gasquet, who has never beaten Nadal in 15 competitive matches on the ATP Tour, then served out the match.The Australian Open has already been hit by the withdrawal of three-time major winner Andy Murray, who has been sidelined by a hip injury since Wimbledon last year and underwent surgery on Monday in Melbourne after pulling out of the tournament.Japanese star Kei Nishikori has also withdrawn with a wrist injury and Serena Williams pulled out after saying she wasn’t ready to defend her title following the birth of her daughter in September.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Gov’t Issues Position on Central African Republic

first_imgThe Government of Liberia (GOL) has expressed concern at the deteriorating security, humanitarian, and human rights situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), characterized by intense and devastating religious and communal violence.According to an Executive Mansion release quoting a dispatch from Addis Ababa, the Liberian Government, in a Statement issued Friday, January 31, at the ongoing 22nd African Union Summit in Ethiopia, asserts that the current state of peace and security in the CAR is a cause for concern and should therefore trigger concerted, robust, and expeditious actions by the international community, with the aim to restoring the country on the path of peace, stability and democracy at the soonest.The Liberian Government welcomes the recent election of Her Excellency Catherine Samba-Panza as Interim President of the Central African Republic, and the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2127 (2013) authorizing the deployment of the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA), which in December 2013 assumed authority over the ECCAS Peace and Consolidation Mission in CAR (MICOPX).The GOL Statement said that in spite of these laudable developments, it is of the view that the persistent climate of violence and instability requires a stronger and more robust international peacekeeping presence in the CAR. The GOL supports the recent decision emanating from a meeting of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), held on January 29, 2014, endorsing the transformation of MISCA into a multi-dimensional peacekeeping mission under the aegis of the United Nations.Liberia believes that such transformation represents the most viable means of securing political stability and dealing with the complex and urgent situation in the Central African Republic.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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Likelihood of NIS collapse, bailout possible – economics professor

first_imgGiven the recent disclosure by the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) that it stands to lose $414 million in earnings this year due to a combination of factors, including the closure of sugar estates, Economics Professor Tarron Khemraj has said that could increase the likelihood of a possible collapse.He told Guyana Times in a recent interview that the NIS has had serious sustainability issues even two to three years ago, and this was stated in the last actuarial report. As such, he feels that with this recent news, it could only compound the sustainability of the Scheme and further decrease its viability.NIS Headquarters Brickdam, Georgetown“The last actuarial review predicted a negative reserve. From a general standpoint, all of these things will definitely imperil the capacity of the Insurance Scheme to have a growing portfolio. It could only be able to serve its members when it stacks its portfolio up with revenue,” he explained.But the economics professor noted that the NIS has been getting problems from many directions, with one aspect being the treasury bills and the fact that the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI) is not earning large profits. “If anything, it does increases the likelihood of a possible collapse, where it may require a bailout sometime. It shows how everything in the economy is connected,” he added.However, Khemraj explained that NIS is expected to incur losses not only on the basis of downsizing within the sugar industry and the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). He said, “…all the other industries…are contracting right now…dwindling contributions, which is very troubling.”NIS Finance Controller Jacqueline Scotland, who along with other senior officers appeared before the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Social Services, revealed the information on impeding losses. Scotland disclosed that the Scheme’s current fund stands at $31.9 billion as at June 30.It was also noted that GuySuCo is one of the largest defaulters, owing in excess of $1.5 billion to NIS. However, NIS General Manager, Holly Greaves, told the committee that the sugar company had paid off the debt, except for $250 million in accumulated interest on the outstanding amount.Greaves said the Scheme plans to take legal action against GuySuCo to recover the money. It has served a demand notice. “We intend to move to the court to get it,” Greaves stated.NIS has also implemented a debt management section to pursue persons who owe them. But, even with this new system, there are fears about continued slippage of contribution, as against the payment of benefits. This year, NIS is expected to pay out $23.6 billion, with contributions projected to reach $23.2 billion.With the closure of the Skeldon, Rose Hall, Wales and East Demerara factories, which saw close to 5,000 workers being severed, NIS could see significant loss of contributions. And with an aging population, NIS has incurred an increase in payments of at least $2 million each year.It was disclosed in the last actuarial report that the life of the Scheme should come to an end in 2021/22 unless strategic plans for revenue earnings and expansion of the investment portfolio are effectively implemented. The NIS could move to recommend an increase in payments soon.last_img read more

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Imperial Oil expresses interest in B.C. LNG collaboration

first_img“And if that could include sharing infrastructure, sharing logistics, economies of scale on plants, we’ll look at all of those levers that can make a project most attractive to us, while managing the risk we have.”Imperial’s LNG ambitions – which are being pursued alongside U.S. parent ExxonMobil – are in their very early stages. Kruger said he can’t speculate on what other companies may or may not do.“But we’re going to look at what can make our project the most attractive and the most valuable, and if that includes co-operating with others in some form or fashion in any part of the value chain, we’ll look at it seriously.”- Advertisement -Together, Imperial and Exxon have a large acreage position in northeastern B.C.’s gas-rich Horn River Basin, recently augmented by the $3.1-billion acquisition of Celtic Exploration, which had shale gas holdings in the Montney formation in B.C. and the Duvernay formation in Alberta.The Canadian and U.S. companies also recently made an expression of interest in B.C. Crown land at Grassy Point, north of Prince Rupert, as a potential site for an LNG terminal, though it’s just one option being explored. Others looking at that location include Nexen, owned by Chinese firm CNOOC Ltd., Australia’s Woodside and Korea’s SK E&S.Advertisement There are scores of proposals on the drawing board to chill northeast B.C. natural gas into a liquid state, enabling the resource to be shipped to lucrative Asian markets by tanker. Multi-billion dollar projects led by Shell, Chevron and Malaysia’s Petronas are just a few that are currently on the go.Although many other projects are forging ahead, Kruger said he’s not concerned that the window of opportunity to get in on the LNG opportunity will eventually close on Imperial and Exxon.“When you’re advancing something like an LNG project with its significant cost and all, we certainly pay attention to what others are doing, but our own progress and plans aren’t driven by what others may be doing,” he said.Besides, he later added, “I think it’s a safe assumption to say they won’t all come to fruition.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Kane heads long list of World Cup worries for England

first_imgSpurs announced on Wednesday that England’s talismanic striker is expected to return next month, meaning he should be fit for the World Cup.Kane’s prolific form had been one of few comforts for Southgate since encouraging draws against world champions Germany and Brazil in November, with many of his key players limited in their first-team chances for their clubs.Here are some of the issues that Southgate must grapple with.Hart problemGoalkeeper Joe Hart lost his place in a struggling West Ham side for 14 games and duly made a costly error as the Hammers went down 3-0 to Burnley on his return to the team on Saturday.However, Southgate is not blessed with experienced back-up options, with Stoke’s Jack Butland and Jordan Pickford of Everton boasting just a combined seven caps.Dearth of defendersIn defence, Southgate’s preferred centre-back pairing of Gary Cahill and John Stones have fallen down the pecking order at their club’s Chelsea and Manchester City.Danny Rose has also failed to re-establish himself as first-choice left-back at Spurs after a long injury layoff.Joe Gomez won man-of-the-match against Brazil but has since been usurped by fellow Englishman Trent Alexander-Arnold as Liverpool’s first-choice right-back.Injury-hit midfieldMidfield is where Southgate’s options have seemed most limited for some time and injuries have not helped a host of World Cup hopefuls.Ruben Loftus-Cheek earned rave reviews for his performances in his first senior international outings in November but has not played since December due to an ankle injury.Harry Winks’s progression at Spurs has been halted by injury and, despite returning in November from a long-term hamstring problem, Adam Lallana has been ousted from Jurgen Klopp’s strongest side by Liverpool’s brilliant front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.Ross Barkley has barely featured since securing a January move to Chelsea, while Jake Livermore was one of four West Brom players disciplined by the club after being questioned over the theft of a taxi on a night out in Barcelona last month.No competition for KaneThe desperation for Kane to be fit is understandable given a look at the lack of potential understudies.Jamie Vardy is best placed thanks to his 16 goals for Leicester this season.Marcus Rashford also impressed a watching Southgate at Old Trafford last weekend by scoring twice against Liverpool in his first league start of 2018.However, of those to feature in recent Southgate squads: Tammy Abraham (4), Danny Wellbeck (3), Jermain Defoe (3), Daniel Sturridge (2), and Dominic Solanke (0) have scored a combined 12 Premier League goals this season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England manager Gareth Southgate faces problems in goal, defense, midfield and attack © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 14 – Harry Kane’s injury casts a shadow over England manager Gareth Southgate’s squad announcement on Thursday for friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy just three months from the World Cup kick-off.But the Tottenham forward’s ankle ligament damage suffered in his side’s 4-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday is just one of many headaches for Southgate as the Russian showpiece looms.last_img read more

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Roberto Martinez on the ‘embarrassment’ of being thrashed by Liverpool

first_imgRoberto Martinez has admitted he is feeling embarrassed having seen his Everton team thrashed 4-0 by Merseyside rivals Liverpool.Divock Origi opened the scoring towards the end of the first-half, with Mamdou Sakho doubling the lead in injury time.Ramiro Funes Mori compounded the misery early in the second period, receiving his marching orders after a dreadful tackle on Origi.The man advantage saw Liverpool swarm over the Toffees, and Daniel Sturridge netted a third soon after.John Stones was then taken off, and the hosts dominated play against a team with no central defenders on the field of play.Jurgen Klopp’s team should have netted a number of times, in what had turned into a training game, eventually bagging a fourth through Philippe Coutinho.It was a shocking defeat for Everton, and Martinez has revealed the only thing he can feel right now.“It’s a feeling of embarrassment,” the Spaniard explained.“We know we shouldn’t have put a show on like this. Sometimes there are things in football that you can’t control with events that go against you, but we brought that onto ourselves conceding those two goals in three minutes just before half-time and it’s something we should be much better at.“It was a horrible experience for everyone connected to the football club. The game becomes a non-event.“Everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong. The whole chain of events was horrific and it is a showing we need to forget as quickly as we can.”Everton have to recover from the loss by facing Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final this weekend, a game which is likely to decide Martinez’s future as manager.When asked if he will struggle to motivate his team for the clash against the Red Devils, the manager added: “It doesn’t really need much motivation.“Obviously we’re still hurting and we’re going to be hurting for a long, long time but obviously we need to react really, really quickly and prepare for the game on Saturday.“Psychologically we’re strong enough to react.”last_img read more

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Mayor remains council’s pick

first_img “It is more complicated than is being presented,” said Santa Clarita Planning Commissioner Diane Trautman. “This is not merely a title (change), it is a remodeling of city government. It asks the public to approve the shell of an idea before they know the issue.” Larry Mankin, president and chief executive officer of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce – speaking for himself, not the chamber – said the move sends a dangerous mixed message, “the wrong message.” Since the city was established in 1987, council members have rotated the mayor’s spot, with a few exceptions. Santa Clarita is run by a “city manager” type of government, where the council sets policy and the city manager oversees the city’s administration. Some saw the move as a slight against City Manager Ken Pulskamp, whose job performance was praised by Smyth and Weste. While some suggested holding town hall meetings to gauge the public’s support, Smyth said the ultimate town hall meeting is an election. [email protected] (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – The Santa Clarita City Council will continue choosing the city’s mayor, killing a move by Councilman Frank Ferry to have voters decide if they want to elect their chief. In a 3-2 vote, the council rejected Ferry’s plan to let residents vote in 2008 on a measure to change the current system that has council members pick the mayor among themselves. Only Councilman Cameron Smyth supported the move, with current Mayor Laurene Weste and members Marcia McLain and Bob Kellar voting it down. “It’s going to be more divisive,” Kellar said of giving the voters the choice. “I think we would have a better city government. In a perfect world we would probably accomplish a little more for our citizens.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event The council has vetoed three prior attempts since 1996 – one of those championed by Ferry – to put the question to voters. Ferry said voters should decide whether they want to directly elect a mayor. “We each have our own agenda, we each have our own vision,” he said. It’s that rationale that fuels concern for those who question the move. Opponents asked whether the mayor would have more power than today, if the post would cost taxpayers more money, if community members’ input would be blunted and if term limits would apply. last_img read more

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How now brown trout?

first_imgThroughout the summer, Southern California anglers head to the Sierra to catch trout. Nearly all the fish they nab in roadside waters are rainbow trout, considered one of the easiest cold-water species to catch. Catching brown trout – near-kin to rainbow trout – requires knowledge, skill and determination. Browns reside in many of the same Sierra waters as rainbows, but they aren’t nearly as easy to hook. Brown trout are elusive creatures. They grow much larger than rainbows, brooks and goldens because – unlike rainbows – they are smart, cautious, wary of humans and are predators that aren’t typically caught by beginners. Brown trout break the 30-pound mark in many parts of the world, but the largest registered in California was a tad more than 26 pounds when it was caught at Twin Lakes near Bridgeport in 1987. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week These are wild trout, not the farm-fed, formula-eating, unnatural specimens stocked in Irvine Lake, Santa Ana River Lakes and Corona Lake. Wild browns can’t be compared with something caught in a stocked, urban lake. Browns might not be easy to catch, but it’s not impossible. Any determined angler with patience, perseverance, luck and some skill can find success when seeking hard-fighting, powerful brown trout. Browns, not extremely active in the summer, historically are found in deep water, sagging near the bottom. Autumn affords an opportunity to catch them in shallower water when they are more vulnerable. When the trees turn gold and orange and temperatures drop below freezing in the Sierra in October and November, Mother Nature flips on a switch in the mind of brown trout. Their feeding mechanisms rev up, and they become more aggressive in search of large meals. They are doing two things: preparing for the cold winter months, when food isn’t as readily available, and bulking up in preparation for spawning. center_img Brown trout are fall spawners. Not every brown trout spawns each year, but most can be seen heading up creek and river inlets in the fall to spawn. Browns vary in size from a half-pound to almost 30 pounds, and any brown more than 10 pounds is considered a trophy fish. In California, fewer than 10 browns weighing more than 10 pounds are caught annually. There are thousands of trophy browns available, but catching them requires the proper gear and bait – and anglers must fish at optimal times. Browns are difficult to find on clear, warm days when there is no wind and the lake’s surface looks like glass. They’ll stay in deeper water, where they are less likely to be preyed upon. When it’s cold, windy, raining or snowing, browns are more comfortable and move toward the surface to feed. This is when anglers are most likely to find success. Browns aren’t looking for a small meal, as are rainbows. They are warriors, ferocious feeders that go after one full meal rather than a bunch of bite-size baits. Once they grow larger than five pounds, browns are more apt to eat small trout than tiny minnows. Many successful brown-trout anglers topline trout-pattern swimbaits and large minnow imitations. The most common California brown-trout lures are Rebel Minnows, a Bomber Long A, a Castaic Soft Trout, AC Plugs and the Megabait Charlie. All of these are near replicas of the food sources browns key in on when they go on the feed in the fall. Although browns can be caught by anglers who brave the winter-like conditions and troll oversize baits, they aren’t guaranteed success. It might take several hours of trolling to gain a single strike from a big fish, but it’s a bite that can land you the fish of a lifetime. Chasing browns isn’t about the numbers of fish you catch. It’s about pursuing a predator that other trout fear. Chris Shaffer is the author of the award-winning Definitive Guide series to fishing in Southern, Central and Northern California. He can be reached at [email protected] 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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At 7-Feet Tall, The Future Is Looking Up For Olejniczak

first_imgBy Giovanna Zavell – Drake Athletic Communications Student AssistantThis story originally appeared in the Feb. 6-9 edition of the Drake Men’s Basketball Gameday Program.It is not difficult to overlook No. 44 of the Drake men’s basketball team, he is 7-feet tall, of course, making him the biggest man on the court on any given night. Moving across the court, towering over other players and continually developing beneath the hoop, freshman Dominik Olejniczak has proven to be a positive addition for the Bulldogs in his first season at Drake.After accepting a scholarship through the Drake basketball program, Olejniczak uprooted his life in Torun, Poland, and moved to Des Moines to pursue his career as a Bulldog.”Drake and a couple of other schools’ coaches came to look at me during the Europe Championships where I was playing with my national team,” Olejniczak said. “Drake contacted and said they were interested in me. I knew it was a good school for not only basketball but also a degree.”Growing up, Olejniczak, despite his mother playing professional basketball and his physical stature, did not enjoy sports and describes himself as not being athletically minded. But, years passed and his parents decided it was time for him to participate in a sport, so at the age of 14, he began playing basketball.”The main reason I started to play was because my mom pushed me,” Olejniczak said. “And, I am pretty tall, so it worked out. The game is really competitive and really physical. You have to be tough.”Olejniczak was in for more adjustments than just learning American basketball. The language barrier between Polish and English became an adjustment he and the team would have to work through.Six months later, Olejniczak says that his English is getting better but he still struggles a little in classes. However, he feels less of a struggle when communicating in practice and games because it is basketball, and “the language of basketball is the same everywhere,” he says.”When he first moved here, Dominik was really struggling with speaking and learning English,” teammate (and freshman) Billy Wampler said. “He still can’t pronounce some words correctly, but he laughs at himself, which is the best part about it. He accepts the fact that he knows he is not perfect at English.”Teammates were surprised by his agility and ability to run the court and jump. His athleticism and large frame provides the team with a big presence on the inside that many other teams in the Missouri Valley Conference do not have. But, there are a few physical aspects of the game Olejniczak is still adjusting to.”The game is a lot more physical and quick here,” Olejniczak said. “As a big man, I struggle with a couple of the defensive aspects. I have the most problems when guarding because you cannot use your hands, which all people in Europe do, you have to use your chest. So, I am getting used to that now.””Dominik has made huge improvements since moving to America,” head coach Ray Giacoletti said. “Everything is new, from learning English and understanding the American game. Every day he is faced with many adjustments and they are all coming together now.”Teammate Reed Timmer mentioned that, like all freshmen, the biggest adjustment is getting used to the game and knowing how hard you have to play in every practice and game.That adjustment became visible midway through the MVC season as Olejniczak scored a then career-high 14 points against Missouri State. That outburst came during a recent seven-game span in which he made 74.2 percent of his shots and averaged 8.7 points per game. He closed the month of January out with back-to-back games of eight points, four rebounds and two blocks against Illinois State and Bradley. That showing earned him his first two collegiate starts against UNI and Wichita State.Timmer expects performances like that to signify and upward trend for Olejniczak as he puts in hours of extra work to develop his game.”He will come to the gym with us late at night and early in the morning just to get better,” Timmer said. “He has a great work ethic which will really help him, especially as time goes on and he gets a feel for the game. It’s a lot different than in Europe. The game is more physical in America than Europe. He will be able to adjust and keep growing as a player, he has a great upside.”Off the court, Olejniczak is studying advertising. Although he does not know which direction that degree will lead him yet, he plans on finding a job related to his area of study once his basketball career has ended.”I chose advertising because I thought it would be a good fit for me and would include a good amount of technology use and experience,” Olejniczak said. “It was also a good fit because my advisor [Dorothy Pisarski] speaks fluent Polish, which is very helpful.”Being away from his friends and family in Poland has been the one of the biggest challenges and they keep in touch through Skype.”My family is 2,500 miles away so it’s not like I can go home every weekend,” Olejniczak said. “I haven’t been home since June and I won’t be back home until May, so it is like 10 months without seeing my family and friends.”Lucky for Olejniczak, he has found a new set of friends and family who are there for him, helping him with each adjustment whether it be on or off the court.”The team is like a brotherhood,” Olejniczak said. “I have been on a couple of teams before and I have never been on a team like this where they are so close. Maybe it is because we see each other everyday on campus and in practice, but it is nice. We have to have a good relationship and be like one person otherwise we can’t work in games and practices. It is really nice that we have good chemistry.”Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Gillespie Falls In First Round At ITA All-American Championships

first_img ITA All-American Championship Main Draw TULSA, Okla. – Drake University men’s tennis Vinny Gillespie fell in the first-round of the ITA All-American Championships singles main draw Thursday in Tulsa, Okla. Story Links Gillespie, who is ranked 52nd in the ITA Preseason Singles Ranking, dropped the first-set 6-3 but managed to force a third and decisive set by winning the second-set 6-4. Columbia’s Jackie Tang, who is ranked 73rd, knocked Gillespie out of the main draw with a 6-1 third-set victory. Gillespie will continue play on Friday as he squares off against Florida’s Johannes Ingildsen in the consolation draw. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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first_imgEnda CraigRESIDENTS of Moville have slammed reports that an Irish Water worker was threatened there – saying the claims were fabricated.There were reports that up to 15 people had surrounded an Irish Water worker in the Inishowen town last week.Local resident Enda Craig says the reported incident didn’t happen. He says residents have sought the help of a solicitor to clear their names. Explaining the ‘incident’ Mr Craig said: “A substantial number of people were invited to a meeting at Ard Na Guala Duibhe housing estate in Moville to stand in solidarity with the residents who had meters illegally installed, in breach of the following numerous rules and agreements, by Irish Water:1. Installing meters prior to official starting time of 7.30am.2. No notification of impending meter installation.3. Using a van with no company logo.4. Disconnecting water without prior notice to residents.5. Refusing to speak to residents (passive aggressive behaviour).6. Ignoring “No Meter Here” poster in resident’s window.7. Refusing to stop installation of meters when requested.8. Foul and abusive language to a 77 year old female resident (suffering from diabetes) at 6.45am when she approached them while illegally installing her meter. This lady requested them not to install the meter, pointed to the “No Meter” poster in her window. The installer shouted loudly in her face “Your poster is a joke and you are a joke”. The lady went back inside her house where she became very upset.“Statements were read out condemning the actions and behaviour of the Irish Water meter installers by residents and members present.“As people left to make their way home they identified an Irish Water van parked in the Malin Road. A number of people approached the driver’s window where it was seen he was busy writing.“He lowered his window and stated he was an Irish Water surveyor and not a meter installer. He showed his I.D. when requested and was asked why he was driving an Irish Water van with no company logo markings on the sides. “He was told this was illegal and that he was in breach of his own company’s rules and regulations. He made no response.“The people there requested him to take a message to his bosses that the breaching of all the various rules and regulations (as outlined above) had to stop and most importantly there was to be no more verbal abuse of any residents. He agreed to convey the message and at this point he decided to leave. He started his van and left. This ended the interaction with the Irish Water employee.“We utterly and completely refute the version of events put forward in an online article published on Friday 15th May 2015. It is a million miles from the truth and the reality of what actually happened.“It is very disappointing that anyone would publish such a serious article with so many inaccuracies from an anonymous source.“People who were actually there would have had no difficulty providing an accurate account of what actually happened had they been contacted prior to publication.” MOVILLE ‘IRISH WATER’ INCIDENT ‘COMPLETELY MADE UP’ was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:enda craigIrish Watermovillelast_img read more

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South Africans abroad cast their vote

first_img30 April 2014South Africans living and working as far afield as London, Dubai, Canberra, Kinshasa, New York, Doha, Dublin and Khartoum turned out in numbers to cast their votes in the country’s fifth democratic elections on Wednesday.Overseas votes began at the South African High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand at 7am local time on Wednesday (9pm on Tuesday in South African time) and will end in Los Angeles in the US at 9pm (6am on Thursday in South African time). Back in South Africa, voters registered for a special vote will cast their vote on 5 and 6 May. The rest of the country heads for the polls on 7 May.In London’s Trafalgar Square, thousands of South Africans queued in the sun to wait their turn to vote at the country’s busiest overseas voting station. There are over 9 000 registered voters in London, out of approximately 26 000 registered overseas voters in total.On social media, voters posted comments, photos and “selfies”, mostly conveying their excitement at the occasion. Here are a selection of comments from readers of News24, which ran a live updates page on the day:Munene Khoza (London): “Thirty minutes before they even open the doors and we’re queued well into Trafalgar Square. Our vote is our voice. TOO excited!”Craig Munn (Hungary) said “I voted from Budapest, Hungary this morning. The process was smooth and well managed. What a feeling!”Sue-Ellen Hilgemann (Abu Dhabi): “… voted at the SA embassy in Abu Dhabi this morning. Very proud and exciting moment … Waiting time was only about 1 hour and the atmosphere was great!”Darren (Thailand): “I went to vote at the embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. The experience was smooth as silk. They even prepared a few snacks and drinks, from back home, for all voters to enjoy. We also got to meet the Ambassador who is a lovely person. I feel proud and happy to have had this opportunity!”Remerta Basson (The Netherlands): “It was a bit of an effort travelling from Amsterdam to the embassy in The Hague and taking time off from work, but I have casted my vote today. The IEC personnel were very friendly, it was great seeing so many other South Africans – I am definitely feeling proudly South African and homesick today!”Not everyone was happy with the voting arrangements, however, as some of the comments made to News24 reflected:Andre Johann Nel (Azerbaijan): “We are living in Baku, Azerbaijan and are also unable to vote. There is no South African embassy and we were told that we need to travel to Ankara in Turkey.”Simson Moller (Australia): “I just want to say that I think it’s terribly unfair that they only have a voting and registration station in Canberra.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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SaaS: Commercial Vendors Pressured by SaaS

first_imgNew results from InformationWeek echo a number of similar surveys with findings that SaaS is a serious contender against traditional commerical software.  Microsoft, Oracle and SAP are all moving to the defense.The IW survey asked 250 IT professionals questions about if and how they are using SaaS.  55% of them are in companies with revenues of more than $100 million and 33% of them have more than $1 billion in revenue — so not just SMBs.  Here are some of the responses:29% use at least one subscription-based service hosted by a vendor64% are buying or considering buying software via a subscription69% say a major reason that they chose SaaS was because of ease of deployment87% of those not using SaaS cite security as the major reason for not doing soOf those who already using at least one externally hosted service, here are some of the ways that they are using it:last_img read more

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IT Poll: Does Your Company Use a Dedicated Idea Management Tool?

first_imgRon Shulkin, VP of the Americas at CogniStreamer, recently wrote a blog post titled “Trust me: You do NOT want to go through your company’s idea list manually.” Shulkin makes the case against using a basic electronic idea box for ideation, or shoehorning ideas into existing tools, instead of an application dedicated to managing ideas.“Without a proper mechanism for automatic idea promotion, someone is going to end up with a thousand ideas on their desk and have to filter them manually,” Shulkin writes. “They’ll have to read them all, sort through them, put them into categories, combine similar ones, somehow score them, rank them and decide which ones are the best.” The result is that the person in charge of filtering through all these ideas won’t be able to do a very good job, good ideas won’t be implemented and people will be discouraged from submitting ideas.How do you gather ideas at work? Are you using an idea management platform, dropping ideas into a box, or dealing with it all through e-mail or a forum? 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finley Tags:#enterprise#Products Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… For more on the case for idea management, check out Shulkin’s article “Is now the time for idea management?“ Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Hack Turns Amazon Echo Into a Wiretap

first_imgBarnes’s technical paper details how the hacker would gain access to tiny pads on the base of the Echo by removing a rubber base. Barnes soldered in connections to an SD card and his laptop, allowing him to bypass the system’s authentication measures and install his own software. With a little more development, Barnes says, it would be possible to make the connections in just a few minutes.The software modifications allow Barnes to take over the Echo’s microphones and stream audio to any remote computer he selects. The changes also would allow a hacker to gain access to other parts of the owner’s network, including the owner’s Amazon account, and install ransomware, Wired said.Amazon has fixed the flaw in the most recent versions of Echo. Barnes, however, warned that people should be wary of the security risks of Echos that are installed in public and semi-public spaces — such as hotel rooms. A British security researcher has demonstrated how the Amazon Echo, a wi-fi connected smart speaker, can be turned into a surveillance tool without the owner’s knowledge.Wired reports at its website the device can be hacked in just a few minutes without leaving any evidence. A hacker would need physical access to the Echo, and the technique works only on devices that were sold before 2017. However, the researcher, Mark Barnes, says there is no software fix for the modification and homeowners would have no way of knowing the device had been altered.The Echo is part of the “internet of things,” devices that allow their owners to access the internet, turn up the heat, lock and unlock windows and doors, and interact digitally with the world around them. With the added convenience comes added privacy risks.In this case, Wired says, Barnes explained his technique and offered “proof of concept” code that would permit the Echo to stream an audio signal to a server elsewhere, essentially turning the Echo into an always-on wiretap.“The Amazon Echo is vulnerable to a physical attack that allows an attacker to gain a root shell on the underlying Linux operating system and install malware without leaving physical evidence of tampering,” Barnes writes. “Such malware could grant an attacker persistent remote access to the device, steal customer authentication tokens, and the ability to stream live microphone audio to remote services without altering the functionality of the device.” The Internet of Things Takes Center StageNest Glitch Leaves Some Homeowners ColdApple Drops Nest Thermostatscenter_img RELATED ARTICLES last_img read more

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Fake Reviews Shadow Brands Selling Online

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Buying positive product reviews is unethical and sometimes illegal, but always sleazy. Yet the practice flourishes on popular sites like Yelp, TripAdvisor, Google Places and Amazon, according to research firm Gartner.Online reviews, especially those posted at marketplaces like Amazon, are more popular purchasing tools than is word of mouth, according to a survey by Econsultancy. And bloggers remain a popular target for trading positive critiques for cash, coupons and promotions.But just as attractive are social networks, which are where more than half of the Internet gathers. With so many potential customers in one place, companies are desperate to build follower groups and gather more praise than competitors.The Rise In Bogus ReviewsHaving watched the online reputations of some brands rise quickly, many execs are ready to pay for even dishonest praise to catch up. A study by Cornell University found that from 2% to 6% of reviews on Expedia,, Orbitz, Priceline, TripAdvisor and Yelp were bogus, and that total is rising.Companies are paying for Facebook “likes” and Google+ “+1s,” along with hits on YouTube videos. The practice is found among media, entertainment, consumer goods, retail and consumer electronics vendors, Gartner says.By 2014, Gartner believes 10% to 15% of all social-media reviews and ratings will be “bought” and at least two Fortune 500 companies will face litigation from federal regulators for trying to deceive consumers.Who Sells Buzz?Roughly 50 companies sell buzz on social networks. One example is Social Jump, which charges $75 for 1,000 Facebook likes. For an extra $10, clients get geo-targeted likes, Gartner said in a recent report, “The Consequences of Fake Fans, ‘Likes’ and Reviews on Social Networks.” The Facebook thumbs-ups comes from real people, not spam bots. Social Jump also sells “+1s” on Google+, followers on Twitter and thousands of views on YouTube videos.Other companies operating in the same market include MyFBfans, and Fan Bullet. Along with these companies are a number of reputation-management organizations paying people to write good reviews for clients.When Fake Reviews Are IllegalPaying a blogger or anyone else to write a glowing review is not illegal, as long as it is disclosed to the reader. Of course, doing so would gut the article’s effectiveness, so a lot of times that detail is missing. In 2009, The Federal Trade Commission published guidelines for such disclosures on blogs and other new media and has been ramping up enforcement ever since.For the first 18 months, the FTC handed what amounted to a slap to companies who had too cozy a relationship to bloggers. By mid-2011, the FTC meant business, fining Legacy Learning Systems $250,000 for hiring marketers to get good reviews on sites for one of the company’s educational DVD series.Building Consumer ConfidenceMore hefty fines and media exposure of companies paying for positive ratings and reviews is key to building consumer confidence, said Jenny Sussin, a Gartner analyst and co-author of the report. “We actually think that’s going to increase consumer trust.”In August, Facebook announced that it would start cracking down on likes that didn’t come from real fans.In an indication that the purge has begun, PageData reported last month a big drop in likes for popular pages, including Zynga’s Texas HoldEm Poker and FarmVille, as well as those of pop singers Rihanna, Lady GaGa and Justin Bieber.Separating The Good From The BadDespite efforts to stem illicit reviews, consumers will have to be on guard to spot fakes.Sussin recommended reading multiple reviews and watching for details, such as comments about a hotel’s good service but small rooms. Credible reviews typically point out good and bad features.Reviews that are over the top in criticism or praise should be suspect. “If something is too inflammatory, you can’t trust it,” Sussin said. While companies plant good reviews of their own products, they also hire people to badmouth competitors.Paid reviews ultimately bring only short-term benefits. The company may get some new customers initially, but a poor product can’t withstand the test of time. Such short-sightedness is not new in business, and has driven misleading marketing in the offline world for a long time, keeping regulators busy. The Web won’t make their jobs any easier. Tags:#biz#marketing Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting antone gonsalveslast_img read more

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Aero India 2011: ‘Flying Bulls’ dazzle on Day 1

first_imgAs the nine Kiran aircraft of IAF’s Surya Kiran aerobatics team drew Tricolour streaks across the skies on the opening day of Aero India 2011 , a Czech team of veteran flyers became their admirers.”They are very good,” quipped Miroslav Krejci, 55.A member of the ‘Flying Bulls’ aerobatics team, Krejci was chilling out after an equally challenging feat. “The Bangalore airfield, some 1,000 metres above the sea level is challenging. You won’t get the same power as you would at the sea level – so you have to save energy. “The four ZLIN 50 LX aircraft of the ‘Flying Bulls’ had flown close by, looping like an inverted G and a ‘hammerhead’. The announcer turned poetic, talking about butterfly’s grace and a raging bull’s heart.How do you fly so close? “That is because none of us can see so far away,” team leader Radka Machova, 62, said, leaving Krejci chuckling behind his walrus moustache. All the team members are above 50.Why do you fly? “Why not?” Krejci quipped. His colleague, Jiri Veprek, 51, sees flying as a “big pleasure”. For Jiri Sallar, 58, who was born at an airport while his family was celebrating the Czech Aviation Day (September 17), flying comes naturally.Machova just loves flying.”When I married I had a flying licence, so my husband knows what I was up to. I worked on ground for a while and then took up aerobatics.” Her elder son is an air traffic controller and the younger runs an adventure sports shop.As a team, their work is coordinated.In its signature manoeuvre called mirror flying, Machova and Krejci fly their aircraft one over the other upturned like a mirror image and Saller goes around them in what are called barrel rolls.”You have to be a bit crazy to do this sort of thing,” Krejci said, as the team chilled out over coffee and sponge cakes, clad in beige flying suits and thick leather sandals.”We have flown in South and North America and over the Arctic and Antarctica,” Machova noted. “We just dismantle, pack up our small planes, ship them and fly them.” The Flying Bulls are parked at Hangar 7 in Innsbruck, Austria.A RICH HISTORYThe team got its present name in 2001, when it was welcomed as the newest member of the big Red Bull family.The foundation of the ‘Flying Bulls’ was laid in 1960, when on a small airfield in Chrudim 100km east of Prague, four friends, Tlusty, Struz, Bezak and Klimenda, formed the aerobatics group ‘Box Trener’. Soon, they were winning hearts at air shows, receiving invitations from countries beyond the Czech Republic.But leaders of the former Czechoslovakia made it increasingly difficult for them to go abroad for shows. The squadron was forced to stop their aerobatic flights in 1982.The team was revived in 1989 by Unimax and called the ‘Unimax Devils’. In 1990, the team got a new sponsor, NTC Chrudim AG, and flew under a new name, ‘Sky Box’, till the Red Bull family adopted it in 2001.advertisementlast_img read more

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MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and their listless performances: Where was the spark vs Pakistan?

first_imgIndia on Sunday surrendered the ICC Champions Trophy to Pakistan after they were crushed by 180 runs in the final of the elite tournament at The Oval.Put into bat, Pakistan rode of a brilliant maiden century by Fakhar Zaman (114) and twin half-centuries by Azhar Ali (59) and Mohammad Hafeez (57 not out) to post a mammoth 338/4 in 50 overs. (ICC Champions Trophy Final: Virat Kohli’s overconfidence in run chases played into Pakistan’s hands)In reply, India’s chase never took off and they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Mohammad Amir rattled the famed Indian top order before Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali chipped in with crucial breakthroughs to complete Pakistan’s big win. (Price of Virat Kohli’s rift with Anil Kumble: Heavy defeat vs Pakistan in Champions Trophy final)Regarded as one of the best bowling attacks in the world, India bowlers were beaten all over the park as Pakistan posted a record total at the ICC Champions Trophy final.BOWLING FAILUREJasprit Bumrah’s No Ball had denied India centurion Fakhar’s wicket. The Pakistan opener was on 3 when he edged one to keeper MS Dhoni off a no ball. He then went onto score his maiden century scoring 114 106 balls, laced with 12 fours and three  sixes. (India superstars fail to walk the talk, surrender meekly to Pakistan: Are MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh good enough to play overseas?)Ravichandran Ashwin, who missed the first couple matches, too proved expensive. He finished with 0/70 registering his worst bowling figures in his 108-match ODI career. Ashwin played three matches and managed to pick only one wicket from 29 overs.advertisementRavindra Jadeja was the player of the match when India beat England in the 2013 final. However, he was poor with the ball on Sunday returning with figures of none of 67 from his eight overs. He picked up four wickets from five matches in this edition. (India vs Pakistan, turning points: Jasprit Bumrah’s costly no-ball, Virat Kohli’s failure vs Amir)BATSMEN FLOPIndia’s top three batsman – Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and captain Virat Kohli – came to the final having combined for 874 runs, more than 80 percent of the team’s tally in the tournament.But Rohit was out for a duck off the third ball, Kohli went for 5, and Dhawan, the player of the 2013 and 2017 tournaments, was out for 21. (Champions Trophy Final: Pakistan were more intense and passionate than India, says Virat Kohli)Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir tore India apart in the first nine overs to set up Pakistan’s maiden title glory at the Champions Trophy.Yuvraj Singh played some beautiful shots but was trapped leg before by Shadab Khan for 21. (‘Congratulations Pakistan’ tweets Virender Sehwag after India surrender Champions Trophy crown)Dhoni gave up the limited-overs captaincy in January to concentrate on his batting. He was given the freedom to bat higher up the order and express himself. In January, he proved his worth by smashing his 10 hundred in a must-win game for India against England in an ODI series. Dhoni, who has taken India over the line many a times, succumbed to pressure failing to counter a short-pitched ball by Hasan Ali.(AP Photo)Dhoni did not have much game-time in the tournament. He batted once, against Sri Lanka and scored 63 but looked clueless against Pakistan in the final. Post India’s defeat, security was beefed up at Dhoni’s residence in Ranchi.Hardik Pandya played a knock of a lone ranger but by then the match was over for India. He hit some lusty blows for his 76 off 43 balls but a poor communication with his partner Ravindra Jadeja ended his innings.Jadeja was the villain in that run out. Jadeja tapped it towards the cover region. Hardik Pandya felt that there was a run and he started running. Mohammad Hafeez collected it quickly and threw it back to Hasan Ali who dislodged the bails. Jadeja did not even try running as he was in his crease. The replays showed that Jadeja took a couple of steps ahead and then turned back.Soon Jadeja too followed suit with 15 off 26 balls. He is yet to prove his credentials with the bat in the 50-overs format.Moments later it was all over for India as Pakistan recorded a massive win, their first ICC title since 2009 World Twenty20 crown.last_img read more

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ECRIN launches remote Embedded modular computer myOPALE at embedded world

first_imgFor their first official participation at embedded world, Ecrin will launch a new product for Embedded and Industrial IoT markets. A little revolution in fact, when we remember that for three decades, Industrial PC’s use always the two same types of architecture from the eighties: ATX/miniITX motherboard or PICMG passive backplane. In both cases, the CPU board and its I/O cards stayed physically and mechanically linked through Peripheral Component Interconnect PCB – PCI Express nowadays.myOPALE integrates most advantages of PCIe over cable inside the rack. In myOPALE, PCIe backplane bus is conceptually stretched to operate over a cable from CPU’s to secondary I/O backplanes, physically located anywhere in the chassis. In that way, myOPALE offers to its user many advantages in small foot print 1U 19’’ rackmount, but also very interesting capabilities for other integration format beyond the limits of legacy IPC.The choice of Mini-SAS HD (SFF-8643) connectors and associated cable authorize high bandwidth 12Gbps for PCIe Gen3 protocol with 8 differential pairs for x4 PCIe lanes between myOPALE-CPU, myOPALE-IO building block and the new NVMe storage media that offers up to 7x SATA throughput, thanks native PCIe x4 Gen3 lanes. The choice of standard 5.25’’ drive bay form factor is well adapted for 1U/2U/4U 19’’ rackmount integrations.myOPALE-CPU integrates a complete Autonomous Embedded Computer (146 x 42 x 200mm for 1.45kg only) based on INTEL Core or Xeon E3 with 32Go DDR4 ECC, 2 DP, GigE, 4 USB 3.0, 3 USB 2.0, 2 SATA3, internal 2.5’’ SATA SSD, I2C, ext. RTC Batt and 24x PCIe Gen3 lanes to connect up to 5 expansions (PCIe x4 / x8 cards or NVMe) via its 6 Mini-SAS HD connectors. Ecrin Systems is an ISO 900:2015 certified Manufacturer and System Integrator myOPALE-IO building blocks allows 2 PCIe x4 or 1 PCIe x8 to be integrated independently up to 50cm from the CPU box into chassis.With myOPALE cubes, you can imagine 5 full height I/O cards in a 1U/19’’ when legacy IPC authorized only two; you can imagine full-redondant 1+1 system in a 1U/19’’ impossible with legacy IPC; you can imagine 6 Industrial PC’s with 2 I/O slots extansion each, in a 4U/19’’ rack, and many others cases which you never dared to dream with legacy IPC before.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous congatec: COM Express Type 6 module with AMD Ryzen embedded processorsNext AAEON to present cutting-edge technology at embedded world 2018last_img read more

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Nokia 5.1 Plus launched in India: Full specs, features, price and everything you need to know

first_imgAt the Nokia event in India on Tuesday, HMD had a surprise for everyone who only expected the launch of the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The company also announced the Nokia 5.1 Plus aka Nokia X5, which is the second notched Nokia phone that was unveiled by the company in China a few weeks ago. The Nokia 5.1 Plus brings a lot of the same design elements as the Nokia 6.1 Plus, only with a more stripped down hardware and lower price point.Much like the Nokia 6.1 Plus, the Nokia 5.1 Plus also touts a display notch and an attractive all-glass design. Notably, the notch here is wider than that on the 6.1 Plus and looks more similar to the iPhone X. Here’s everything you need to know about the device.Nokia 5.1 Plus specificationsDisplay: The Nokia 5.1 Plus brings a 5.86-inch HD+ (720×1520) display with a 2.5D curved glass on top and a 19:9 aspect ratio. Nokia claims the Nokia 5.1 Plus offers an 84 per cent screen-to-body ratioProcessor: Powering the Nokia 5.1 Plus is an octa-core 2.0GHz Helio P60 chipsetRAM: 3GB RAMStorage: 32GB of internal storageRear camera: The Nokia 5.1 Plus sports a dual camera system on the back which is made up of a 13-megapixel sensor with PDAF and f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel sensor for depth of field photosFront camera: An 8-megapixel sensor can be found on the front with f/2.2 aperture and support for AI face unlockBattery: The Nokia 5.1 Plus houses a 3060mAh battery, similar to the Nokia 6.1 PlusSoftware: The phone will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and is part of the Android One program which means it will receive timely security updates and Android 9 Pie and Android Q in the futureadvertisementConnectivity: The Nokia 5.1 Plus supports dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C and a 3.5mm headphone jackNokia 5.1 Plus features– Like the Nokia 6.1 Plus, the Nokia 5.1 Plus highlights a premium design language at an affordable price. This is the second Nokia phone with a notch and this allows for a larger display in a compact form back. Thanks to the notch and a narrow chin, the Nokia 5.1 Plus offers an edge-to-edge display with an 84 per cent screen-to-body ratio.– The Nokia 5.1 Plus also sees glass on both the front and back that adds to its premium looks. The reflective glass panel will be offered in Black, Blue and White colours.– The MediaTek Helio P60 chipset is based on a 12nm process, which the company says will offer high performance while consuming less power. The Helio P60 SoC also comes with built-in AI chip and will also deliver good GPU performance while playing games.ALSO READ: Nokia 6.1 Plus launched in India: Full specs, features and everything you need to know– The Nokia 5.1 Plus runs the latest Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. As an Android One device, you can be assured of regular security patches and the device will be upgradable to Android 9 Pie.Nokia 5.1 Plus India price and availabilityHMD did not announce the pricing of the Nokia 5.1 Plus at the launch event. The company said that the device will be available online sometime in September which is when we’ll know the pricing details as well.last_img read more

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Cologne vs Arsenal: Team news & TV guide

first_imgUEFA Europa League Cologne vs Arsenal: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 01:00 11/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Danny Welbeck Arsenal Getty Images UEFA Europa League Arsenal Köln v Arsenal Köln Arsene Wenger has brought a mixture of youth and experience to Germany for his side’s Europa League clash and they can clinch top spot with a draw Arsenal will be aiming to keep their unbeaten European record intact when they take on Bundesliga side Cologne in the Europa League on Thursday.The Gunners have won three and drawn once in the four games in the competition this season, a run of form that has already ensured their place in the knock-out stage with two games to spare.With that in mind, Arsene Wenger may use the match to blood young players and rest more established campaigners as they look ahead to two quick-fire league games next week. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Game Cologne vs Arsenal Date Thursday, November 23 Time 18:00 GMT / 13:00 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Jack Wilshere ArsenalIn the United Kingdom (UK), the match will be available to watch live on television on BT Sport 2 and by live stream using the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 2 BT Sport app In the United States (US), the game will be available to watch live on ESPN Deportes as well as FS1. Alternatively, it can be watched by live stream using the Fox Soccer Match Pass, Fox Sports GO and WatchESPN. US TV channel Online stream FS1 / ESPN Deportes Fox Soccer Match Pass, Fox Sports GO / WatchESPN SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Cologne players Goalkeepers T. Horn, Kessler, Muller, Scott Defenders Heintz, Sorensen, Maroh, Olkowski, Mere, J. Horn, Klunter, Queiros, Risa, Rausch Midfielders Jojic, Clemens, Ozcan, Bittencourt, Cifti, Lehmann, Nartey Forwards Osako, Cordoba, Guirassy Cologne will be without their star player Jonas Hector, while Dominique Heintz, Marcel Risse, Simon Zoller and Marco Hoger are also out injured.Veteran striker Claudio Pizarro, who signed for the club in September, is also unavailable.Potential Cologne starting XI: T. Horn; Rausch, Maroh, Sorensen, Klunter; Bittencourt, Lehmann, Jojic, Ozcan; Guirassy, Cordoba. Position Arsenal players Goalkeepers Cech, Ospina, Macey, Iliev Defenders Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Holding, Monreal, Mustafi, Chambers, Kolasinac, Osei-Tutu, Bellerin Midfielders Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Iwobi, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Elneny, Sheaf, Willock, Dragomir, Gilmour, McGuane, Reine-Adelaide Forwards Sanchez, Lacazette, Giroud, Walcott, Welbeck, Akpom, Dasilva, Nelson, Nketiah Olivier Giroud is unlikely to feature as he recovers from an injury sustained while on international duty with France, while Santi Cazorla is not yet deemed fit enough.Arsene Wenger has used the competition to rest key players and give young players a chance to impress, so wholesale changes from the team that beat Tottenham are not unlikely.Potential Arsenal starting XI:  Ospina; Debuchy, Holding, Mertesacker; Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Coquelin, Wilshere; Walcott, Nelson, Welbeck.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Jhon Cordoba KolnArsenal are favourites to win at 13/10 according to dabblebet , with Cologne rated 2/1 to beat the Gunners. A draw is considered a 12/5 bet.Click here to see dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscorer odds and correct score markets. GAME PREVIEW HD Arsene Wenger ArsenalArsenal secured a crucial win over their rivals Spurs in last weekend’s north London derby and Per Mertesacker has urged the team to maintain that level of performance against Cologne as they strive for consistency on all fronts.”The intensity [against Tottenham] was great from the start and I think it is human on those occasions that we give 20 per cent more. I think it is like that,” Mertesacker told reporters. “But we want to reproduce, especially on Thursday. They set a good example for us, those players who came in. We saw that intensity and to repeat that [against Cologne] and Sunday [against Burnley] will be a big, big challenge for us. But we embrace it.”A point will be enough for the Gunners to secure top spot in Group H, something that would ensure they are seeded heading into the knock-out stage, so there is still plenty for Wenger’s men to play for in Germany.last_img read more

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The best core exercises for men

first_img How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish Inhale on the eccentric and exhale on the concentric. For example, when you are doing a leg squat: when you are squatting down toward the floor (eccentric contraction) you will want to inhale, and when you are rising and going into a straight position (concentric contraction) you will want to exhale.Do not hold your breath. This will cause intra-abdominal pressure, or a Valsalva maneuver. This can result in seeing stars, passing out and even vomiting. In addition, you do not want to reverse your breathing because you will lose integrity in your core and surrounding muscles, which are usually activated when you are breathing correctly while moving a resistance load.If you’re still having trouble, try counting under your breath. When you are completing a repetition, count underneath your breath. This is an involuntary way to move air or exhale. For example, when you are doing a chest press and you are pushing the bar away from your chest, say the number “one” softly and when you are doing your second rep, say “two,” etc. ShareVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayUnmuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:34Loaded: 0%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workouts Editors’ Recommendations Who among us hasn’t dreamed of rocking washboard abs, especially when in the midst of a grueling set of sit-ups? Working your core can definitely lead you down the path to an aesthetically pleasing midsection, but it’s so much more important than that.When we talk about core muscles, we’re not just referring to your abs. Your core–which is made up of your abdominals, obliques, lower back muscles and glutes–supports and stabilizes your spine and can affect your balance. Working out your core, when done properly, can help prevent back injury and prevent pain and discomfort caused by sitting for 8 hours per day.The Manual has teamed up with Kisar Dhillon, a personal trainer based in Portland, Oregon, and his team at The Art Of Personal Training to bring you the second in a series of videos to help you ease into a strength training routine. You can do these exercises at the gym, at home, or even at work.In this video, Peter Fuller, a trainer with over 15 years of experience, shows us how to properly do squats and planks. Though simple, these are the best core exercises for men who are just starting out with a fitness routine. Fuller shows proper form, breathing technique and how to mix things up if you’re looking for an added challenge.Related: The best leg exercises for menA quick note before you get startedJust as we reminded you with our leg exercises: though these are introductory core exercises, proper technique is important in order to prevent injury and make sure you get the most out of your workout. Dhillon, who has been in the fitness industry for over twenty years, expanded on Fuller’s explanation of proper breathing technique: Ready? Let’s get sweating.The WorkoutThis circuit was designed to increase in difficulty as you go on. The farther you get in the circuit, the more you’ll have to engage your core. Make sure to take a brief rest between sets so you can gauge how your body is feeling. If you’re up for an added challenge, do this circuit twice in a row!Basic squat: 2 sets of 8-10 repsGoblet squat (with kettlebell): 2 sets of 8-10 repsBar squat: 2 sets of 8-10 repsSide plank, knees bent: 2 sets of 10-15 repsSide plank, top leg out: 2 sets of 10-15 repsSide plank, feet out on top of each other: 2 sets of 10-15 repsSide plank, top foot out, bottom foot lifted off the ground: 2 sets of 10-15 reps The best core exercises for men Close How to Build Your Own Home Gym for Under $350 The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and More How to Change a Light Fixture Without Getting Shockedlast_img read more

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Gov’t Allocates $10 Million to Offender Rehabilitation Programme

first_imgThe Government has allocated some $10 million to boost activities under the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Local Offender and Deported Persons Programme.As outlined in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, the programme seeks to: reduce the rate of re-offending among local offenders and deportees; improve the rehabilitation and reintegration of deportees and offenders in Jamaica; and establish emergency safety nets to receive deportees immediately on their return to the country.It is also expected to provide services throughout Jamaica to help the reintegration of deportees and local offenders; contribute to the strengthening of the Jamaican government’s policy framework through collaborations between government departments and civil society.For this fiscal year, the government intends to: continue support towards rehabilitation and reintegration initiatives in the Department of Correctional Services (DCS); continue support to existing models throughout Jamaica with keen focus on income generation and entrepreneurship initiatives; establishment of a sustainable reintegration and case management model for deported females in Kingston; and complete activities related to standardising reception and processing protocols in St. James.Up to March this year, some of the achievements include: implementation of rehabilitative activities for local offenders under the Courtney Walsh Foundation and Springboard initiatives based in the DCS; additional support towards Open Arms Charitable Mission (St. James) and the Portland Rehabilitation Management to expand income generation initiatives for deported migrants and ex-offenders; and completion of renovation works at Open Arms for establishment of an administrative and counselling space, as well as computer laboratory and skills training area.The programme, which is being implemented by the Ministry of National Security, began in November 2008, and following a number of extensions, is now scheduled to end in March 2014. By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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Crown Attorney To Deal with Regulatory Offences

first_img The Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service will dedicate a Crownattorney exclusively to the prosecution of provincial regulatoryoffences, Attorney General Michael Baker said today, April 26. “This is an important initiative designed to enhance the PublicProsecution Service’s expertise in provincial regulatoryprosecutions,” said Mr. Baker. He said the Crown attorney will concentrate initially onOccupational Health and Safety offences and will serve as an in-house resource for other Nova Scotia Crown attorneys involved inOccupational Health and Safety and other regulatory offenceprosecutions. The decision to assign a Crown attorney exclusively to regulatoryoffence prosecutions was a joint resolve of the PublicProsecution Service and the Department of Environment and Labour.Each organization wants to enhance the way these cases arehandled both at the investigation and prosecution stages. “We’re extremely pleased that the Occupational Health and SafetyAct will be the initial focus of the special prosecutor,” saidEnvironment and Labour Minister Kerry Morash. “Every time abusiness or individual is charged with health and safetyviolations, others are reminded of the financial consequencesbut, more importantly, of the impact on the day-to-day lives ofvictims and their family and friends.” The volume and complexity of Occupational Health and Safety Actoffences will limit the number of major cases the Crown attorneywill handle annually on a solo basis. But this dedicated Crownattorney will partner with other Crown attorneys across theprovince to conduct a number of major regulatory prosecutions anda few additional cases identified as being of medium significanceor difficulty. Prosecutions not identified as major cases willgenerally be prosecuted by Crown attorneys in the regions wherethe cases arise. The dedicated Crown attorney will be available for consultationswith all Crown attorneys who are involved in the prosecution ofthe Occupational Health and Safety Act and other regulatoryoffences. The dedicated Crown attorney may also participate inpost-trial debriefings between Department of Environment andLabour investigators and Crown attorneys. The Crown attorney will also identify and promote training andeducational opportunities for both Crown attorneys andEnvironment and Labour investigators involved in regulatoryprosecutions. Increased education will help improve the qualityof both inspections and prosecution services, ensuring that thecases going forward to the courts will meet the criteria thecourts demand. The Department of Environment and Labour will alsocontinue to promote safe and healthy workplaces by targetinginspections towards businesses or industry sectors where the riskor experience of injury is highest. The Public Prosecution Service will receive an additional$100,000 in provincial funding to implement this initiative. In addition to more than 35,000 criminal cases, the PublicProsecution Service’s 88 Crown attorneys last year handled morethan 4,800 provincial regulatory offence prosecutions. About 50of these were violations of the Occupational Health and SafetyAct. PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE–Crown Attorney To Deal withRegulatory Offenceslast_img read more

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Indian mens womens hockey teams leave for Olympic Test event

first_imgBengaluru: With an eye on the Olympic Qualifiers later this year, the Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams on Sunday left for Tokyo to take part in the Test events, starting on August 17. The Olympic Test events are expected to provide good exposure to both the teams ahead of the Qualifiers in November. The Indian men’s team will play against hosts Japan, New Zealand and Malaysia, while the women will be up against Australia, China and Japan. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I believe this tournament is a good opportunity for youngsters to shine as we will all be watched closely ahead of the team selection for the Olympic Qualifiers,” said men’s team skipper Harmanpreet Singh. He also said that the Test event will help the team understand the playing conditions in Tokyo, the venue of next year’s Olympics. “We are positively working towards making the Olympic Qualification. Playing at this venue will help us understand the playing conditions there and we are looking forward to a good tournament,” said the defender dragflicker. The women’s team captain Rani said her team’s aim in the upcoming tournament is to register an upset win over higher ranked Australia. “We have done well against Japan and China in the past one year but the one team we are looking forward to do well against is Australia. A win against them will make a big impact for our team’s preparations for the Olympic Qualifier,” Rani said ahead of the team’s departure here.last_img read more

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Govt to hold global tech brass meet to make India electronic export

first_imgNew Delhi: In a major move aimed at turning India into an export hub of electronic manufacturing, the government is set to hold a confidence-building measure meeting with industry bigwigs.While talking to Millennium Post, IT Secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney said that the country has taken a giant leap to be a global electronics manufacturer as domestic manufacturing has grown from $ 29 billion in 2014-15 to $70 billion in 2018-19. It’s for the time that the government is going to hold direct dialogue with CEOs of over 50 global technology companies, including Apple, Samsung, Cisco, Vivo, etc, after the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi came into power, the IT Secretary said, adding that the IT Ministry itself has received over $15 billion worth of investment proposals under its flagship investment scheme. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalElaborating about the global meet, Sawhney said, “As per the schedule, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad would hold the round table discussion on Monday. At the meeting, global leaders would brainstorm about the challenges being faced by the industry, opportunities and expectations of the industry from the government to make Indian electronics manufacturing sector grows faster.” “Number of factors already make India an attractive destination for electronics manufacturing. There is a huge talent pool, cost competitiveness and all major brands are already here. The value addition being done in India for feature phones have now increased to 25 per cent from 11 per cent earlier and in smartphones, it is now 18 per cent,” he said. As India has emerged as the second-largest manufacturer of mobile handsets in the world and one of the world’s largest mobile manufacturing facility is based in India, the industry has also helped in employment generation for over 20 lakh persons across the country, the Secretary said.last_img read more

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QuickQuotes what was said Friday about Canadas new feminist foreign aid policy

first_imgOTTAWA – Quotes about Canada’s new, feminist foreign aid policy announced Friday:“Focusing Canada’s international assistance on the full empowerment of women and girls is the most effective way for our international assistance to make a difference in the world. Sustainable development, peace and growth that works for everyone are not possible unless women and girls are valued and empowered.” — International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau.——“We’re pleased to see Canada take the lead towards a global culture shift to empower women and girls. This new feminist international assistance policy provides us with a critical opportunity to advance the empowerment and well-being of a significant segment of the world’s population that is at risk of being left out of global progress: 1.1 billion girls.” — David Morley, president and CEO, UNICEF Canada.——“Empowering women and girls is in Canada’s best interest and ensuring equal opportunity is much more than a bold commitment to feminism. It’s about basic human rights and basic common sense.” — Michael Messenger, president, World Vision Canada.——“The juxtaposition of a recommended 70 per cent increase to the defence budget with a recommended zero per cent increase to the development budget is simply stunning.” — Stuart Hickox, Canada director of anti-poverty group One, comparing Canada’s defence and assistance spending plans.——“This is a game-changer. From Syria and Yemen to Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, it is the grassroots women’s groups that are doing the heavy lifting to help communities respond to crisis, build peace and bring about gender equality.” — Leymah Gbowee of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.——“That there has been no increase in the international assistance envelope or even a plan for an increase is concerning.” — Cicely McWilliam, policy director for Save the Children Canada.——“Minister Bibeau’s leadership is bold and courageous and it marks an important shift in Canadian foreign policy. We look forward to working closely with her office to ensure this new model reaches those women’s rights organizations quickly and effectively-and that the funding’s impact is maximized.” — Jess Tomlin, president and CEO, The Match International Women’s Fund.——“Improving gender equality and women’s rights takes much more than bold words and good intentions. It will require hard work to push this agenda through.” — Jacquelyn Wright, vice-president of International Programs at CARE Canada.”——“They’re just using this as branding, and it’s just trying to look good because there’s no new money behind this.” — New Democrat MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau.last_img read more

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Alberta regulator seeks order against short seller in Badger Daylighting trades

first_imgCALGARY – The Alberta Securities Commission is seeking an order prohibiting prominent American short-seller Marc Culver Cohodes from trading in securities of Calgary-based Badger Daylighting Ltd.The provincial regulator says it is also seeking to have the California investor prohibited from making public declarations regarding Badger that he knows or should reasonably know are misleading or untrue.In an application to be heard by the commission next week, ASC staff say Cohodes “misrepresented” on social media in June a picture of a Badger truck as support for his allegation of illegal dumping of toxic substances.It says, in allegations that have not been proven, that Cohodes has made numerous public claims of a similar nature over a period of more than a year, coinciding with the acquisition of his short position.In its notice of application, the ASC accuses Cohodes of trying to artificially manipulate the price of Badger securities, thus becoming a “threat” to the integrity of the capital market in Alberta.In May, Badger said in a news release that the ASC had conducted an investigation into allegations made against it by short sellers and concluded no enforcement action would be taken.In January, Home Capital Group of Toronto said it would defend itself against claims in a $4-million lawsuit filed by Cohodes alleging the company’s misrepresentations in its financial reporting cost him millions.Companies in this article: (TSX:BAD, TSX:HCG)last_img read more

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Government to put an end to Evangelization of Moroccans

first_imgCasablanca- Being a melting-point in North Africa, Morocco receives countless exchange-students and alumni from all over the world throughout the year. However, they are not all goodwill ambassadors looking forward to learning about new cultures and traditions as they might claim.According to today’s issue of Akhbar Alyawm newspaper, the Moroccan government will set strict regulations for American Institutions intending to serve in the domain of education and development. Such set of regulations aims at preventing the evangelization of Moroccans.According to the same source, the Moroccan Government Council approved a “draft agreement Project between Morocco and U.S.A.” on Thursday. The project puts strict regulations for American Schools and Institutions in Morocco to prevent the widespread of evangelization. According to Article 220 in the Moroccan penal code, evangelization is a crime and anyone who engages in it may face prison time.In conformity with the article 220 of the Moroccan Penal Code, a proselytizer may face “six months to three years prison and a fine of 100 to 500 Dirhams” for using the “means of seduction in order to convert ” a Muslim “to another religion, either by exploiting his/her weakness or his/her needs, or using for these purposes education, health, asylums and orphanage institutions.”The  draft agreement requires any American institution of education either in preparatory or secondary education to provide a curriculum similar to the one used in U.S.A. and to be part of an N.G.O.Furthermore, the draft agreement requires Moroccan students and students with double citizenship to be taught Arabic, Moroccan Culture and The History and Geography of Morocco by Moroccan teachers who were and will be trained by Moroccan supervisors from the Ministry of Education. In addition, the curriculum must be approved by the Moroccan authorities.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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Canadas main stock index edges higher Canadian dollar down

Index and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was up marginally Tuesday morning, with gains coming from a number of sectors.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 40.37 points at 16,559.25 in late morning trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 92.19 points at 27,264.09. The S&P 500 index was up 8.44 points at 2,993.47, while the Nasdaq composite was up 12.8 points at 8,216.94.The Canadian dollar traded at 76.11 cents US, down from an average of 76.32 cents US on Monday.The September crude contract was down 32 cents at US$55.90 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was down 1.6 cents at US$2.28 per mmBTU.The August gold contract was down $1.70 at US$1,425.20 an ounce and the September copper contract was down 2.3 cents at US$2.70 a pound. read more

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Explosion fire at natural gas pipeline hub forces evacuation of small southwest

This image provided by Rachel Anderson shows officials at the site of an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Opal, Wyo. Officials said there are no reports of injuries and the residents of Opal have been evacuated to an area about 3 miles outside the town as a precaution. Opal has about 95 residents and is about 100 miles northeast of Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rachel Anderson) OPAL, Wyo. – A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries.The gas has been shut off, but people who were in Opal, about 100 miles northeast of Salt Lake City, went to an area about 3 miles outside of town as a precaution, said Lincoln County spokesman Stephen Malik. The town has about 95 residents.“They were downwind from the plant,” said Lincoln County Sheriff Shane Johnson. “The fire was still very active, and because of the nature of the processing that goes on there, that was the call that was made for safety reasons.”Johnson said he didn’t know when people would be allowed back into Opal.No structures in the town were affected, and the fire was confined to the facility operated by pipeline operator Williams Partners LP, county officials said.The explosion occurred in the plant’s cryogenic processing tower, a structure that chills unrefined natural gas to separate out impurities, but officials didn’t yet know what caused the blast.All employees at the gas processing plant were accounted for, Williams spokesman Tom Droege said.The explosion was reported at about 2 p.m., and the fire continued to burn into the evening. Williams spokeswoman Michele Swaner said it was being allowed to burn itself out.The gas processing plant in Opal removes carbon dioxide and other impurities from natural gas that comes from gas fields in the region. It can gather up to 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day, and it sends it into pipelines that go to urban centres to the east, west and south.Williams Partners, based in Tulsa, Okla., said in a statement it has suspended collecting gas from surrounding areas and is looking for ways to resume production.The Opal hub, where regional pipelines converge, is the principal spot where prices are set for natural gas produced from the large gas fields in western Wyoming and the San Juan Basin in Utah. The plant makes Opal perhaps best known as a regional gas-pricing hub. Government officials and industry insiders closely watch Opal hub prices to monitor trends with regional gas supply and demand.Williams operates the Northwest Pipeline, which runs through Opal on its way to the Pacific Northwest. An explosion in March at a liquefied natural gas facility operated by Williams on the Washington-Oregon border injured five employees.Gas from the Williams plant at Opal serves a huge number of customers from the Pacific Northwest to Southern California, the Southwest and even as far east as Ohio, said Brian Jeffries, executive director of the Wyoming Pipeline Authority.How long the plant would be out of commission was unknown, but Jeffries said the effect won’t be as bad as if the explosion occurred during winter, when demand for natural gas increases for heating, or summer, when demand increases to generate electricity for air conditioners.“It really is that time of year when it’s sort of least likely to impact customers,” he said.Williams was paying to lodge Opal residents at the Little America resort in Little America, about 25 miles east of Opal, and at a Best Western in Kemmerer, about 15 miles to the west.“We want to make sure everybody’s taken care of and they’re put up for the night if they’re not able to go back to their houses,” Swaner said.“Since nobody’s on site, it’s going to take some time before we can begin our investigation,” Swaner said.Renny MacKay, spokesman for Gov. Matt Mead, said investigators would look into the cause of the explosion once the site was secured. by The Associated Press Posted Apr 23, 2014 5:56 pm MDT Explosion, fire at natural gas pipeline hub forces evacuation of small southwest Wyoming town AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Mens Hockey Jeremy Hoy focuses on preparation in first season with Ohio

The Ohio State men’s hockey team gathers prior to the start of the game against Wisconsin on Feb. 23 in the Schottenstein Centern. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorAssociate strength and conditioning coach Jeremy Hoy joined the Ohio State men’s hockey team in early August. Long before, the Buckeyes had seen his work firsthand, even if they didn’t know his name.“When I was at Robert Morris, we played Ohio State,” Hoy said. “In talking to these guys, they’re just like ‘Man, every time we turn around you guys were there. You never got tired, you were always hitting us.’”Before joining Ohio State, Hoy worked as a strength and conditioning coach all over the country. He’s coached at his own gym in Pittsburgh, with the gold medal-winning 2018 US Under-18 Women’s National Team and most recently at Robert Morris University, where the Colonials faced off against Ohio State multiple times during Hoy’s career. Hoy said he prides himself on the way he prepares his teams for the ice. He spends his time working out players, evaluating them during practice to identify their needs and, above all, making sure the team is game ready.“I’m responsible for a lot of aspects of physical preparation,” he said. “I’m making sure the guys are ready to go, I’m working with the athletic training staff to make sure they’re healthy … I’m going to recondition them, making sure they’re ready to go and they’re game ready all the time.”One aspect of the job Hoy focuses on is the relationship he forms with the team and each individual player. He works with each player to assess where they are and ensure they are in the best possible condition when they hit the ice. With the science behind strength and conditioning improving since Hoy entered the field nearly 20 years ago, there is a greater focus on each individual player rather than assuming a strength and conditioning routine works for everyone. The lessons from Hoy and the athletic training staff, however, don’t end in the weight room, or even on the ice.“What I feel like we’re doing is not preparing them to possibly play hockey at the next level … but we want them to be able to contribute to society in a positive way beyond college,” Hoy said. “When they’re done we want them to be able to enter the real world and have a positive impact from what they do.”Once the preparation is finalized for each game, Hoy said he holds a different perspective when his team enters the rink. Coaches and players focus on running plays and optimizing their strategy on the ice to win. Hoy still wants the team to win, but he has a different set of expectations for his players than most going into their games.“I feel like I haven’t done a good enough job if our team is being out-skated, out-conditioned, even out-hustled,” Hoy said. “I want to get the guys going. I want to be the one winning in all those areas every time. I also feel like I’m not doing my job if guys aren’t game ready.”While Hoy has only been at Ohio State for about a month, head coach Steve Rohlik believes he’s already left an impression on the team.“In the small sample we’ve had, he’s made a big impact,” Rohlik said. “No. 1 because he wants to be here … his energy, his knowledge and what he brings, his history, and the work he’s done for almost 20 years. Our guys have bought into his tremendous work ethic.”As Hoy prepares for his first season with Ohio State, his message to the team is clear.“I want to be the team that we’re talented and we’re going to outwork you. We’re going to bring both those together,” he said. “That starts here on the ice. Everything we do, it’s a mentality, a mindset that were going to work hard, give 100 percent effort and we’re engaged in doing everything we do.” read more

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Eton College to offer 12 free places to boys from challenging backgrounds

Simon Henderson, headmaster at Eton College, said: “Eton has made places available free of charge to deserving students since our foundation in 1440 and we are very proud that there are over 80 boys currently in the school who pay no fees.”The Orwell Award will ensure that we continue this tradition by helping boys with tremendous potential but limited opportunity.”We are not targeting boys who will do well anyway.”We’re looking for applicants with vigour, talent and industry who, without proper support, will not be prepared for or even apply to the country’s top universities.” Eton College is to launch twelve free places to boys from challenging backgrounds, including refugees, even if they do not have high grades.The Orwell Award, launched today, is aimed at those who have academic ability but have not had the chance to meet their potential.The prize, named after Eton alumnus George Orwell, who received financial aid at the exclusive school, will be offered to Year 11 pupils studying in non-selective state schools.It will cover a sixth form place including boarding and allowances to enable boys to fully participate in the life of the school.Examples of hurdles a recipient could have faced include whether a boy has refugee status or is a looked-after child, if he is in the first generation of his family to go to university or if he has been in receipt of the pupil premium.Unlike previous scholarship programmes, the Orwell Award will recognise academic achievement may have been held back by circumstance.Applicants will be assessed on academic potential and against specific criteria such as attending a school Ofsted has identified as requiring improvement or special measures.The announcement comes at a time when there is increasing pressure on the sector to diversify and widen participation. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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But Why Does Star Trek Need to be RRated

first_img CBS Interactive CEO Jim Lanzone, speaking on a recent episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, talked about why Star Trek: Discovery was put on the new digital-only platform.“Sci-fi is not something that has traditionally done really well on broadcast,” he said. “It’s not impossible, for the future, if somebody figures it out. But historically, a show like Star Trek wouldn’t necessarily be a broadcast show, at this point.”And because it’s not a broadcast show, Lanzone hinted that they might want to go further than no man has gone before with the franchise. He mentioned conversations between higher-ups that discussed whether the new show could have more R-rated content, including nudity and swear words.Lanzone said that the showrunners were okay with the idea. “Of course, the response is, ‘As long as it serves the story.’”“Naked aliens, and humans?” Kafka asked.“Theoretically.”“And swearing?”“Whatever future swearing, 300 years in the future, would be.”The current plan is to have the first two episodes debut on normal TV before going purely digital. Once it goes online, it won’t be restricted by typical FCC rules, which means there’s more freedom regarding what you can show. However, does Star Trek need it?Star Trek hasn’t been exactly known for its adult themes, but it had pushed a few boundaries, especially when it came to the original series. Just not sure why having an R-rated version of Star Trek matters, minus the parents who probably won’t be watching it with their children. I appreciate the emphasis on having it be for the story instead of for fanservice, but every other Star Trek has gotten along just fine without any swearing or nudity.Besides, Star Trek has presented fanservice and sex without showing any nudity. Depending on who was responsible, it was either harmless or egregiously stupid (looking at you Into Darkness), so it’s not necessary.As for cursing, sci-fi such as Battlestar Galactica and Firefly has gotten around censors by making up their own slang. It’s another thing that’s not even needed.Networks like HBO and Showtime take advantage of the lax FCC restrictions all the time, so I understand that there’s the temptation. Just, CBS be careful. ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ S2 Finale Recap: When No One Has Gone Before’Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2, Ep 13 Recap: Tearful Preparations Stay on targetlast_img read more

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William Brown Ministry of Works 2017 Employee of the Year

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 4, 2017 – Nassau – William Brown is the 2017 Employee of the Year at the Ministry of Public Works.   A clerk in the Architectural Section, he was selected from among 18 nominees who were celebrated during an Employee of the Year Awards Luncheon at the British Colonial Hilton, September 29, 2017.Mr. Brown has been in the Public Service since 1995 and is described by his supervisor as an “officer who is always willing to perform his duties whether conditions are favorable or unfavorable.”In the keynote address, the Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Public Works, described the nominees as “champions” who were being recognized for their commitment and standard of professionalism.   He said public service is too often a “thankless” setting and used the opportunity to express gratitude to the nominees on behalf of himself, the Government and the Bahamian people.“You have made service your career very often sacrificing time, energies that would have gone into family and for that we say thank you to families who equally deserve credit.”Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Iram Lewis, told the honorees that they are all winners and there is no greater honor than to be recognized by one’s colleagues.   Colin Higgs, Permanent Secretary, urged the employees to continue to bring value to the Ministry and to strive for excellence. He said success depends on everyone in the Ministry.Among the honorees were mother and son, Sandra Rolle and Orlando Strachan, who won fourth and fifth place respectively; Edgar Fernander, third place; Dion Robinson, second place; and Thomas Frazier, first-runner up. They received trophies and other awards.Special awards were given to: Elvis Reckley and Ritchie Alce — ‘Outstanding Tradesman Award’; Anthony Fowler and Jody Bootle — ‘Honour Award’; Carolee Lightbourne – ‘Outstanding Family Island Recipient.’By: Kathryn CampbellPhoto Captions:Header photo: Nominees for 2017 Employee of the Year Award at the Ministry of Works.  (BIS Photo/Derek Smith)Insert: Ministry of Works ‘2017 Employee of the Year’ William Brown, centre, receives his award from Parliamentary Secretary Iram Lewis, second left.  Permanent Secretary Colin Higgs is second right, with members of the committee. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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2020 episode on Spencer rescheduled for Nov 5

first_imgABC’s “20/20” episode on Clyde Ray Spencer has been rescheduled to Nov. 5.The episode had been scheduled to air tonight. Spencer, a former Vancouver police officer, served nearly 20 years in prison for sexually abusing his children. Last month he was allowed to withdraw the no-contest pleas he entered in 1985.After entering the no-contest pleas, Spencer was sentenced to two life terms plus 14 years. He was denied parole several times because he maintained his innocence.Appellate rulings have shredded the way his case was handled by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office. Spencer’s sentence was commuted by former Gov. Gary Locke just before Locke left office in 2004. Locke cited a number of troubling aspects with Spencer’s case, including the fact that a supervising detective had an affair with Spencer’s ex-wife.But Spencer remained a convicted sex offender until he was allowed to withdraw his pleas last month.Spencer’s two children have said they were never abused. A stepson maintains he was abused, but appellate courts ruled he was too young at the time of the alleged abuse to have any independent recollection. According to the allegations, the children were together at the time of the supposed abuse.The Columbian did a three-part series, “Reversal of Fortune,” on Spencer’s case in 2005.last_img read more

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Would You Buy a Curved Smartphone Samsung Experiments With New Galaxy Round

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Would you want or need a phone with a curved display?Oh yes. It’s easier to hold and will contour to the curves of my face.I’d be willing to give it a try. But I’ll need to test it in-store before spending any money on one.Ha. No. This is just another gimmick.Android? Psshh. I’m Apple, buddy. Forget it.VoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comWould you want or need a phone with a curved display? Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now If the form factor on your slab-style smartphone simply isn’t cutting it anymore, Samsung is betting that it has exactly what you need. The tech giant has announced the Galaxy Round — what the company says is the first smartphone with a curved display.Why would anyone want or need a phone with a curved display? Samsung says the 5.7-inch screen — which gently bends inward from left to right — “offers a comfortable hand grip feeling to [the] user.”So, it’s about ergonomics. A phone with a slight curve could presumably fit more easily in a person’s hand and therefore reduce the likelihood of it being dropped.Beyond that, we’re not sure what the benefits could be. When asked about it, a Samsung representative simply said this in an email: “We don’t have further details.”Related: How Your Smartphone Can Actually Save You From Working WeekendsThe Round is initially being sold only in Korea for about $1,000 without a contract. The phone might not land in the U.S. for some time.More about the phone: It runs on Samsung’s version of the Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) operating system. The software that runs on the Galaxy Round makes use of its unique shape with features like the “roll effect” that briefly pops up information such as time and date, messages or missed calls when a user tilts his or her phone to one side or the other. When music is playing, a user can switch between tracks in the same way: left for the last track or right for the next one.With the Multi Window feature, a user can have multiple apps open on the home screen, making it easier to multitask and share information between apps. The Galaxy Round can also be customized with Samsung’s “one-hand operation” feature that let users position the controls they use most frequently on their preferred side of the screen.Like other Galaxy Devices, the Round is Wi-Fi, LTE and NFC capable with BlueTooth and USB 3.0. It features the same 13-megapixel main camera and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera.Related: Turn a Smartphone Into a Virus-Detecting Microscope? Yep. It’s Happening. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.center_img 2 min read October 9, 2013 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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Sri Lankan Muslims protest antiIslam film

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Hundreds of Muslims in Sri Lanka’s capital protested Wednesday against an anti-Islam film produced in the United States, burning effigies of President Barack Obama.About 300 protesters marched in Colombo, carrying signs and banners that read, “Ban anti-Islamic film all over the world. U.S. should apologize to Muslims.” They chanted, “Hang the producer and director of the film.” Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Comments   Share   The protesters blocked traffic on Colombo’s main roads, but police did not allow them to go near the U.S. Embassy.Protesters burned two effigies of Obama and U.S. and Israeli flags during the demonstration, which was organized by the Islamic group Sri Lanka Thawheed Jamath.Abdul Razeek, a spokesman for the group, said the protests would continue until the film, “Innocence of Muslims,” is completely removed from YouTube.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizonalast_img read more

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