Tote unveils new features ahead of British racing restart

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Tote unveils new features ahead of British racing restart The UK Tote Group has announced a series of new innovations for players ahead of the return of British horse racing next week. 29th May 2020 | By contenteditor The UK Tote Group has announced a series of new innovations for players ahead of the return of British horse racing next week.Racing will resume from 1 June after more than two months of suspension due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, with the first races set to take place at Newcastle.The Tote will reopen its Tote Ten to Follow competition, with fans paying £5 to select their horses and stables to be in with a chance of winning 70% of the total pool. Monthly prizes will also be on offer from June to September, while a free-to-play contest has a top prize of £5,000.In addition, the Tote has added a number of new features, including the ability for players to amend their stables any time until the first day of Royal Ascot on 16 June. A ‘transfer window’ will also take place in August, but may be subject to change given potential amendments to the fixture list.Players can now also create silks for their stables, as well as generate private leagues to compete against their friends, family and colleagues. The Tote will also allow players to create multiple stables in either the ‘Simple’ or ‘Pro’ modescenter_img Horse racing “Like so many people, all of us at the Tote are excited to see the return of British racing,” UK Tote Group chief executive Alex Frost said. “Despite the challenging environment it will bring great cheer when the starting stalls open for the first time at Newcastle Racecourse on Monday and we can all enjoy racing on these shores for the first time since March.”Meanwhile, the Tote will be offering its new Pool Guarantee Service (PGS) for the resumption of British racing. The Tote said that as racing will be going ahead behind closed doors, and that retail betting shops will remain closed, this will impact pool volumes.As such, PGS will see the Tote replace some of this liquidity with a similar spread of activity, which it said will mean customers can bet into robust pools where prices will be more stable.All customers betting on UK Tote-hosted pools will benefit from PGS, with the service to be implemented on all pools on British racing, as well as Tote-hosted pools on racing in Hong Kong and France, including Placepots.The Tote added that PGS will operate alongside Tote Guarantee, which ensures the Tote will always match the industry starting price, or exceed it if the pool price is greater, on all win bets.“We are clearly in unprecedented times and this calls for all of us to look at new and innovative ways to enhance the enjoyment of watching and betting on racing,” Frost added.“The Tote stands shoulder to shoulder with everyone in the sport and we are playing our part in growing the appeal of pool betting and the role of the Tote in supporting the sport.” Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Sports betting Horse racing Tags: Race Track and Racinolast_img read more

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Ikeja Hotel Plc ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgIkeja Hotel Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Ikeja Hotel Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ikeja Hotel Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ikeja Hotel Plc (  2019 annual report.Company ProfileIkeja Hotel Plc is a hotel development and management company with direct or indirect ownership of Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Sheraton Abuja Hotel and Federal Palace Hotels & Casino. The company targets the leisure, business and convention markets in Opebi, Ikeja and Lagos. Sheraton Lagos Hotel has 340 guest rooms and an impressive array of conferencing and recreational facilities, making it one of the largest hotels in Nigeria. Sheraton Abuja Hotel has 575 rooms and conference, restaurants and recreational facilities. Sun International’s Federal Palace Hotel & Casino is a luxury 5-star hotel conveniently located in the heart of Victoria Island’s commercial district and boasts luxury accommodation, a casino, conference facilities and an array of restaurants, bars and recreational facilities. Established in 1972 and formerly known as Properties Development Limited, the company changed its name to Ikeja Hotel Limited in 1980. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Ikeja Hotel Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Rodney Reed supporters gearing up for hearing

first_imgHoustonThe Reed family, neighbors, supporters and activists from Houston and Austin gathered April 17 in the historic Kerr Community Center and Park in Bastrop, Texas, for their monthly event for Rodney Reed. Reed had been set for execution in November 2019, but was granted a stay by Texas’ highest criminal court with just five days to spare. This was based on an appeal that Reed did not commit a 1996 murder and was in fact innocent.The Bastrop gathering included making signs for Reed’s upcoming July 19 evidentiary hearing, signing Mother’s Day cards for women on Texas death row and a screening of the 2019 documentary, “A Plea for Justice,” that lays out the case for Reed’s innocence.The film shows that it was impossible for Reed to have murdered a young white woman, Stacey Stites, in Bastrop, presenting the many inconsistencies and outright lies involved in the prosecution of Reed. After the film ended, the crowd agreed Reed had been framed and sent to death row. “The cops lied, the Texas Rangers lied, the Bastrop police lied and the investigation was improperly done to cover up the killer, who was likely a cop. The time of death given during the original trial was wrong. Evidence was not properly stored or analyzed and, to this date, the murder weapon, a belt used to strangle the woman, has never been tested for DNA,” supporter Caleb Granger told Workers World. On April 22, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a lawsuit filed by Reed’s attorneys — together with the Innocence Project of New York City — on the basis that too much time had elapsed since the original trial. Reed’s lawyers had asked for the prosecutors to turn over the woven belt murder weapon, which has a probable residue of physical evidence because it was used with such force that it broke in two. And there was other crime scene evidence never tested for DNA. The attorneys argued that DNA testing is now routine in murder cases, and that, if the evidence was tested, it would support Reed’s claim of innocence.At the April 17 gathering, Sandra Reed told the crowd: “We as a family appreciate everybody who came out tonight to support my son. You’ve seen this film, and there are more wrongs still. We have gotten so much support for Rodney from all over the world. We are determined to get justice and we won’t stop until Rodney is home with us.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Candidates Needed for the Indiana Soybean Alliance Board in 2021

first_img The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) seeks farmer leaders to join its 24-member board responsible for investing Indiana’s soybean checkoff funds each year in programs that develop new markets for Indiana soybeans, create value to the state’s soybean growers, engage producers in events and support farmer’s environmental, social and economic sustainability.The ISA Board of Directors represents approximately 20,000 Indiana soybean farmers who contribute their dollars through the checkoff program, and it manages soybean farmer investments. Eight board seats are up for election this year. Applications for the 2021 election are due by Friday, March 5.In District 1, board members Kendell Culp and David Rodibaugh, both of Rensselaer, Ind., are completing their third and final terms as ISA directors this year. Both positions from this district are open. District 1 includes Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Elkhart, Fulton, Howard, Jasper, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Lake, Marshall, Miami, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Tipton, Wabash and White counties.In District 2, both Carey McKibben of LaGrange, Ind., and Larry Wilkinson of Kimmell, Ind., are up for re-election. The counties in District 2 include Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Huntington, Jay, LaGrange, Madison, Noble, Randolph, Steuben, Wayne, Wells and Whitley.In District 3, incumbent board directors Kevin Cox, Brazil, Ind., and Gary McDaniel, Boonville, Ind., are up for re-election in 2021. District 3 includes the counties of Clay, Daviess, Dubois, Fountain, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Spencer, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren and Warrick.In District 4, board members Roger Bommer, Brookville, Ind., and Keevin Lemenager, Monrovia, Ind., are up for re-election. District 4 counties include Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Orange, Perry, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Switzerland, Union and Washington.Each candidate must meet these requirements:Has paid into the federal soybean checkoff within the last two years.Certify ownership or share ownership and risk of loss of soybeansCompletes a director expectation statement and returns it to ISA by March 5Go online to to learn more about serving as an ISA director or to download a director expectation statement. For more information, call Hannah Vorsilak, ISA Marketing Operations and Leadership Director, at 317-644-2791. The ISA will distribute election ballots to soybean farmers by mail in May. ISA will announce election results in July. Candidates Needed for the Indiana Soybean Alliance Board in 2021 Previous articleNew Online Purdue Course Looks at Hemp as a Crop and ProductNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Welcomes New District Leaders for 2021 Indiana Soybean Alliance Facebook Twitter SHARE By Indiana Soybean Alliance – Jan 12, 2021 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Candidates Needed for the Indiana Soybean Alliance Board in 2021 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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A Land of Love

first_imgPasadena Eats, The Dining Blog A Land of Love Real Food Daily offers a vegan Italian Valentine’s Day EDDIE RIVERA, Editor, Living Section Published on Monday, February 10, 2014 | 6:06 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS It’s the land of Romeo and Juliet, the home of the romantic Spanish Steps, as well as the Bridge of Sighs. Say what you will about the French, the Italians have their love thing down.And they have their carnivore diet down. In fact, most Italians would be puzzled by the idea of a special diet, or one that doesn’t include meat, let alone cheese.But Real Food Daily, with stores in Pasadena, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and an outpost in LAX airport, wants to rewrite the Italian menu, as they present their own plant-based St. Valentine’s Day dinner, “Italian, the Language of Love.”According to Bianca Berzner, assistant marketing director, the 100% vegan and organic restaurant is able to deliciously replicate a full Italian dinner using their own plant-based menu and products. “People are very surprised by the delicious flavors, quality of our food and how full they feel after a meal,” she told Pasadena Now.The meals are created and developed by their executive team consisting of Culinary Director, Tara Punzone, Executive Pastry Chef, Anthony Nigro and founding CEO, Ann Gentry, the public face of the company. (Gentry herself has appeared on a number of TV shows touting the unique restaurant – including this February’s The Talk on CBS.)And interestingly enough, said Berzner, most patrons are not even vegans, just passionate foodies – as the food appeals to carnivores and folks who enjoy a true flavorful and healthy culinary experience.“We find a lot of men and women enjoy the Tex-Mex dishes we have, like our Tac-o’ The Town and Not-Chos, for example. We also have a Spicy BLT and a Reuben sandwich,” said Berzner.Since the restaurant uses vegetables, legumes and whole grains to create a lot of their entrees, they are able to craft a healthier cheese, for example, using cashews and various seasonings.But back to Valentine’s Day. The dinner begins with an aged cashew cheese plate, with a cashew cheese, some chocolate balsamic strawberries, truffle mustard and black pepper crackers.There is also a Sicilian Red Lentil soup with smoked paprika oil and micro greens. The entrée is a Calabrese Stuffed Pepper with smoked quinoa, cici beans, pignoli, roasted garlic pignoli crema, broccoli rabe and botija olives. Pasta lovers can also avail themselves of the Lasagna Napoletana with creamy ricotta, spinach, and crimini mushroom, with fresh marinara sauce.The Valentine’s Day dinner is topped off with two popular desserts: Tiramisu and Crème Brulée. The Tiramisu Bombe is filled with sweet cream cheese and layers of vanilla sponge cake soaked in espresso and cocoa nibs and dusted with cocoa, cinnamon and maple sugar. The Crème Brulée is made with triple-fold Madagascar vanilla bean custard topped with coconut sugar caramel and fresh berries.As Berzner points out, “Obviously the food tastes good, but the real benefit is that it’s a healthier lifestyle, in so many ways.”So, Real Food Daily will be providing the unique menu. You’ll have to provide the romance.Real Food is located at 899 E. Del Mar Blvd. For more information, call (626) 844-8900 or visit 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. More Cool Stuff Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img 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 Community News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Police Sweep Up Hundreds of Illegal Guns a Year Off Pasadena Streets

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 8 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Top of the News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff 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.center_img Former Police Chief Phillip Sanchez displayed this assault rifle (.223/5.556 cal.) for media as an example of the kind of firepower Pasadena police encounter. This weapon was taken by his officers during an April 30, 2015 arrest near Old Pasadena. Image: Pasadena PolicePasadena Now has learned that the Pasadena Police Department took nearly 500 guns off the streets in the past two years.All told 237 guns were taken off the streets in 2018 and 225 in 2019 according to documents supplied by the department.“This is a significant number of guns taken off of the streets and will continue to have direct impact on the reduction of gun violence in Pasadena and the surrounding communities,” said Pasadena Police Chief John Perez.“All of these guns have been either recovered directly from individual suspects who’s likely intent was to cause harm, were turned in by the owner due to a safety concern, or were recklessly left accessible to members of the public and were reported to police by concerned individuals who found the gun.”According to the documents in 2018, 19 of the weapons were found by members of the public or police officers, 146 were collected as evidence and an additional 82 were turned into the police for safekeeping.According to Department spokesman Lt. William Grisafe, about 70 percent of the weapons are handguns, 30 percent are rifles.March and April, 2019 were extremely busy as police recovered 28 weapons in each of the two months.Only seven weapons were recovered in August.Handguns abound. This loaded .40 subcompact handgun was collected after a suspect near Old Pasadena fled and threw it into bushes. Image: Pasadena PoliceGrisafe said the department used to do gun buybacks where civilians would turn in their weapons for gift certificates or gift cards donated by merchants. However, the merchants stopped offering the gift certificates.The department has long sought to take guns off the streets.In 2013, 135 weapons were turned in at a gun buyback outside of the Pasadena Police Department headquarters.In January 2018, officers recovered 18 weapons, including a .45 colt revolver and two AK-47 automatic weapons, with bayonets attached.Two days later, Pasadena police air unit PD?1 responded to the area of 800 N. Raymond Ave. to assist officers who were chasing subjects who fled during a traffic stop. The aircrew set a containment in the area and all 5 subjects were located within the perimeter. A firearm was also located and taken as evidence.“Taking over 500 guns off the streets of Pasadena over the past two years is a huge success for the Pasadena Police Department and our community,” said Councilmember John Kennedy, who leads the City Council’s Public Safety Committee. “Because of the work PPD has done, our children and neighborhoods are safer, and yet the access to legal or illegal guns seemingly is still too easy. I believe I can safely say that the City Council as a whole applauds the difficult work of our men and women in blue.”In 2019, 15 guns were found, 90 weapons were collected into evidence and 120 weapons were turned over to the police for safekeeping.In January of that year, 24 weapons were taken off the streets including seven weapons on January 16. In August, 29 police took custody of 29 weapons, including two Smith & Wesson MP9 Shield handguns with laser sighting.In October, police took custody of 12 firearms including one found after police responded to calls of a white vehicle speeding recklessly near Fair Oaks Avenue and Washington Boulevard with a male riding on the hood. While checking the area, officers located an intoxicated person in the intersection of Sunset Avenue and Pepper Street bleeding from his head and hand. Police discovered the victim was carrying a loaded handgun that was stolen in 2011. After being treated for injuries the man was arrested for possessing the stolen firearm.“No matter how the guns were taken off of the streets, any guns removed will decrease potential gun violence for both community members and law enforcement officers,” Perez said.If you have a weapon you wish to turn over to the department call (626) 744-4241. Your email address will not be published. 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Delaying Fiscal Treaty referendum would make ratification more likely – Harkin

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Delaying Fiscal Treaty referendum would make ratification more likely – Harkin Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota By News Highland – May 11, 2012 Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Facebook North West MEP Marian Harkin says she believes if the referendum on the Fiscal Treaty is postponed, the government will have a better chance of getting it passed.Ms Harkin called for the postponement in light of the recent change of president in France, and in particular the decision by the German Bundestag to defer its own ratification of the Treaty.Describing herself as a reluctant Yes voter, Marion Harkin says she believes any changes that may be made as a result of the French and German debates will be for the better and may make the treaty more palatable for people in Ireland………[podcast][/podcast] WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Google+ Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Newsx Adverts Twitter Previous articleRiver Links project to strengthen links between Donegal and TyroneNext articleDonegal’s Gum Litter Awareness campaign launched News Highland last_img read more

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Pet Photo Contest begins the dog days of summer

first_img Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pet Photo Contest begins the dog days of summer By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author “The Pet Photo Contest and Calendar are the Humane Society of Pike County’s major fundraisers,” Brockmann said. “Currently, we have again allocated $20,000 for our annual spay/neuter program, with $4,000 assigned to each of our five Pike County veterinary practices. This is a long-standing critical initiative of our society.”Brockmann said spaying and neutering is the most effective way to reduce the unwanted, unloved animal population on the planet. Print Article Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “Animal lovers and friends are encouraged to round up their favorite photos of their pets or take new ones and submit them to the Humane Society of Pike County’s 11th Annual Pet Photo Contest,” Brockmann said. “Each entry is only $10 and votes are only $1 each. The vote totals determine our cover calendar pet.”However, the pets with the 13 next highest votes will be honored as the monthly winners. There will be 52 weekly winners and the honorable mentions. All pets entered into the Pet Photo Contest will be pictured on the 2019 Pet Photo Calendar.There are two ways to enter a pet, by submitting online at or picking up entry forms and leaving photos at Guynn’s Income Tax and Bookkeeping Service, Jinright’s Hillside Antiques, The Little Framery or Three Notch Antiques (formerly Troy Antiques), all in Troy.Photo entry deadline is Saturday, August 11. Voting deadline is 5 p.m. September 1. “This is our 11th year for the Pet Photo Contest and dogs and cats are running neck-in-neck as the front-runners of the contest,” Brockmann said. “Cats are in the lead, having won five times to four for the dogs. A pair of matching mules won one year. So the door is wide open this year for any pet to win.”However, dog lovers say, with the advent of the contest coming around “dog days,” that’s a positive omen for canines.But this could be the year for a dark horse to win because pets – furry, feathered, leather or otherwise – are eligible to enter the 2019 Pet Photo Contest. The winner will be the featured pet on the cover of the Humane Society of Pike County’s 2019 Pet Photo Calendar. If old-timers are right, then the dog days of Summer are just around the corner. Whether the 40 days of misery come in on July 25 or July 28 is debatable. Joe Ellis and Ovie Hughes would have argued the difference until the cows came home.But ask dog lovers in and around Pike County and they will say that dogs will have their day when a canine is, once again, featured on the cover of the Humane Society of Pike County’s 2019 Pet Photo Calendar.Donna Brockmann, humane society chair, said the society’s 2019 Pet Photo Contest is off and running. 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 HealthBest 13 Fortnite Skins That You NeedTCGThe 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 Published 3:00 am Saturday, July 21, 2018 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories You Might Like Chicken Shack named ‘Bama’s Best Fried Chicken’ The voting ended at midnight Thursday and it’s now official – the Chicken Shack in Luverne has been voted Bama’s… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

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Judges mixed on how government shutdowns affect leases

first_img Tags Message* Email Address* A judge ruled that Philippe Chow, a luxury restaurant located in the Dream Hotel Downtown, owed rent to its landlord, despite being closed amid the pandemic. (iStock, Philippe Chow)Decisions on Covid-related rent cases are slowly rolling in, but on the question of whether the pandemic freed tenants from their lease obligations, the jury remains out.Most recently, a judge ruled that Philippe Chow, a luxury restaurant located in the Dream Hotel Downtown, owed rent to its landlord, despite being closed amid the pandemic.“According to the lease, plaintiff must make a choice: stay and pay rent or terminate and leave,” Judge Melissa Crane wrote in her decision.Philippe Chow had argued that because of lockdown orders, rent was not owed both under the casualty clause of the lease and because the purpose of the lease had been frustrated. Additionally, it alleged that the landlord, an entity controlled by the Dream Hotel Group, had, by asking for rent, engaged in tenant harassment.ADVERTISEMENTNeither Philippe Chow nor Dream Hotel responded to requests for comment.“It’s going to be difficult for some tenants, but we have to enforce contracts as written,” said Luise Barrack, who leads Rosenberg & Estis’ litigation department and was not involved in the litigation. “And in this case, that is what the judge said.”The case is one of the first rulings for restaurants in New York, potentially setting a precedent. Rulings involving other kinds of businesses have similarly come in on the side of the landlord.For example, Gap had argued that the pandemic had cancelled rent at its Times Square flagship. Judge Debra James disagreed, ordering the company and its Old Navy subsidiary to keep paying nearly $3 million a month in rent at the 60,000-square-foot space.She did, however, reduce the rent by 10 percent, citing the “extraordinary circumstances” of the pandemic.In one of the earliest rent rulings of the pandemic, a federal bankruptcy judge reduced an Illinois eatery’s rent by 75 percent, having decided that the force majeure, or “act of God,” lease clause applied.In another case — 267 Development v. Brooklyn Babies and Toddlers — Judge Loren Baily-Schiffman ruled in favor of the tenant, saying that the premises had been rendered inaccessible and, on top of that, the landlord had engaged in tenant harassment.“The government shutdown was unforeseeable and could not have been built into the contract,” the state Supreme Court judge wrote. “Under the circumstances presented, this courtfinds that performance under the subject lease was made impossible.”Contact Sasha Jones Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Share via Shortlink Full Name* CoronavirusNYC RestaurantsReal Estate LawsuitsRetaillast_img read more

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Mt. Sac Relays: Day 1

first_img Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWALNUT, Calif.-Thursday Day 1 of the Mount Sac Relays commenced with various Utah-based athletes excelling.The prestigious event often draws track and field teams from across the country, making this more competitive than many regional meets.The first day of action saw Southern Utah’s Mike Tate place 9th overall in the men’s 10,000-meter run, in a time of 29:09.36.Additionally, in the women’s 10,000-meter run, Grayson Murphy of Utah placed 5th overall in a time of 33:17.85. Southern Utah’s Angie Nickerson placed 8th overall, posting a time of 33:34.37.That concluded Thursday events with the majority of them to come on Friday and Saturday. Tags: Angie Nickerson/Grayson Murphy/Mike Tate/Mt. Sac Relays/Southern Utah/Utah April 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Mt. Sac Relays: Day 1last_img read more

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London’s house prices drop for first time in EIGHT years

first_imgHome » News » London’s house prices drop for first time in EIGHT years previous nextLondon’s house prices drop for first time in EIGHT yearsWeak demand and small rises in supply help put capital into reverse – as price drops spread out of prime central London.Nigel Lewis29th September 20170896 Views The once mighty London property market has been laid low and its house prices are now the weakest in the UK, the Nationwide has revealed.Its latest index reports that prices in the capital have fallen for the first time since 2005 and are currently down 0.6% year-on-year on a quarterly basis.Nevertheless the years of double-digit growth are still there to see. The average price in London is £471,761, more than twice the national average of £210,982.Softening prices“The softening of prices was initially led by the capital’s prime market, which was knocked sideways both by Brexit and in the wake of the introduction of higher rates of stamp duty for high-value homes,” says Nicholas Finn, Executive Director at Garrington Property Finders.“But it is now spreading from the central boroughs – which saw prices rise fastest during the boom – to other areas where the growth came later.”Despite London’s problems, across the UK average house prices are relatively stable, rising by two percent year-on-year and Nationwide says housing market activity overall – including mortgage approvals and housing transactions – has “strengthened a little”, it says.naea |propertymark agrees with this analysis, revealing in its latest figures published today that the number of properties on the market has “increased marginally” with an additional two properties available for sale within each member branch, but Its Chief Executive Mark Hayward (pictured, left) says this isn’t “remotely enough to start to close the gap between supply and demand”.Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief Economist (pictured, right) says: “Low mortgage rates and healthy rates of employment growth are providing some support for demand, but this is being partly offset by pressure on household incomes, which appear to be weighing on confidence,” says“The lack of homes on the market is providing ongoing support to prices.” NAEA Propertymark Mark Hayward Nationwide Robert Gardner September 29, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Faded and Torn American Flags Retire

first_img View post tag: americas View post tag: Retire View post tag: Torn View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Faded and Torn American Flags Retire Authorities Share this article Faded and Torn American Flags Retirecenter_img View post tag: Faded Sailors from amphibious dock landing ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) joined members of the American Legion, Boy Scouts of America and Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps to help lay to rest faded and torn American flags during a flag retirement ceremony in San Diego, Nov. 22.New Orleans’ Sailors provided the color guard service during the ceremony, rendering honors while the American flags were placed into the ceremonial flames.According to the U.S. Code:the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.During the ceremony the color guard marched ahead as Sherry Hill, the commander of ceremonies at the American Legion Post 434, asked that the unserviceable flags be brought forward for final inspection.Hill said:These flags have become faded and worn over the graves of our departed comrades and the dead Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen of all our nations wars.After the final inspection a prayer was read and all active duty, retired service members and guests in attendance carried a flag to the burn yard where the flags were honorably retired.Hill added:To a clean and purging flame we commit these flags, worn out in worthy service.Those in attendance saluted the flags one final time before being placed in the fire.[mappress mapid=”14583″]Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy December 2, 2014 View post tag: Flags View post tag: USS New Orleans View post tag: Americanlast_img read more

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Oteil Burbridge Was Just In The Studio Recording On Mickey Hart’s New Album

first_imgIn February, String Cheese Incident drummer Jason Hann reported via Facebook that he was in the studio with The Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart recording a new album produced by Michal Menert. In the post, he noted he laid down “15 tracks of drums and some electronic overdubs in a 24 hr period.” He also says that he got to hear recordings on the album from Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo, all of whom are featured on Planet Drum and many other projects with Hart. The project has been more or less under wraps, with no set release date announced.However, today, we’re getting more clues about this mysterious project. Dead & Co’s bassist Oteil Burbridge just posted via Instagram that he’s really making the most of his time on the West Coast for his San Francisco Bicycle Day performance yesterday. In the post wishing fans a happy 4/20, he posted a picture of him in the studio alongside Mickey’s drum kit and noted “I got to record on a new @mickeyhart record the first day,” before detailing the other moments of his trip. You can check out the post for yourself below, and stay tuned for more news about Mickey Hart’s new album as it’s revealed.last_img read more

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The Arctic Monkeys Find Perfect Climate For Post-Punk At The Hollywood Bowl

first_imgThere was a time, not even that long ago, when having the Arctic Monkeys headline a three-band bill at the Hollywood Bowl would’ve been suspicious, if not downright audacious. The quartet from Sheffield, England has long had the following to fill 17,000-plus seats in Los Angeles, but didn’t always display the requisite charisma to captivate an expansive audience in such a cavernous venue.But where once the Arctic Monkeys might’ve sacrificed showmanship to ensure that the live performance of its music maintained the integrity of its perfected studio sound, they let their catalog of loquacious bangers and ironic ballads fly like never before on a chilly October night in the Hollywood Hills.That evolution came through loud and clear from the get-go. Following scintillating opening sets from Mini Mansions and the Lemon Twigs, the Monkeys emerged on the Hollywood Bowl’s massive stage in front of a similarly (and appropriately) monolithic visual setup. The stage bumped in flashes of bright red as the thumps of “Four Stars Out of Five” rang out across Highland Avenue.The burnt-out lounge-singer vibes of Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, the band’s latest release, rang through the Arctic Monkeys’ entire evening. Sure, the additions of the moody “She Looks Like Fun” and “Star Treatment” did their part to convey a group-wide attitude that was at once more mature and more cavalier than on past tours.But so, too, did the demeanor of the men onstage. Alex Turner, the band’s lead singer and occasional guitarist/keyboardist, was no more outside of the setlist than he’d ever been—which is to say, hardly at all. But the 32-year-old, sporting a buzz cut and a dressy casual ensemble, commanded the stage without a need for domination.He and his mates had no trouble pulling off the punk-rock praxis of long-time standards like “Brainstorm”, “Do Me a Favour”, “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” and “Library Pictures.” Nor were there any issues transitioning to the bassier, grungier vibes of “Crying Lightning” and “Down Sit Down ‘Cause I Moved Your Chair.”And consider the popularity, profundity, and relative recency of “AM,” it was no surprise to see and hear the Arctic Monkeys pepper their set with everything from “Snap Out Of It,” “One For the Road”, and “Knee Socks” to “No. 1 Party Anthem” and “Do I Wanna Know,” with “Arabella” and “R U Mine?” closing out the entire show.Along the way, Turner and company flashed an unusual (but wholly welcome) willingness to play around with their typically buttoned-up songs in a live setting. They accentuated the rhythmic shifts inherent in “All The Pretty Visitors,” busted out a frenetic jam as a bridge between “505” and the title track off their new album, and even got gaudy enough to drop a disco cube from the rafters during their encore.In truth, this stepping-out was a long time coming for the Arctic Monkeys. They’re not the timid kids from across the pond anymore, the ones whose staid stage presence belied their irreverent, head-banging brilliance. Some 15 years and six LPs into a stellar career in rock and roll, the Arctic Monkeys have finally (and thankfully) thawed. In doing so, they’ve hit upon an aura of confidence that makes the band exceedingly capable of not only delivering on an already pliable audience’s hopes, but subverting those same expectations with the playful dryness that’s been the band’s hallmark since it first burst onto the scene as an assembly of screaming teens with a knack for lyrical irreverence.last_img read more

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Men recall ‘gradual’ shift

first_imgEditor’s note: This is the next in a five-day series discussing the role of women at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s, in honor of the 40th anniversary of coeducation at the University this year.  When Notre Dame opened its doors to undergraduate women in the fall of 1972, the University’s approximately 5,000 male students faced what 1976 alumnus Dan Reagan called “a historic occasion.” Reagan, former associate vice president for University Relations, was a member of the first class to admit women as freshmen. “It was written about … and televised and spoken about not only within Notre Dame circles, but it also reached the national level,” Reagan said. “I think CBS was on campus for a few days right at the beginning. … It had an air about it that this was important, that this was a pretty monumental change for the University.” Despite the national attention, admitting women to the University did not change the campus environment as much as expected, 1975 alumnus Frank Devine said. The male students already knew many of the women who transferred from Saint Mary’s College because the schools’ co-exchange program enabled students to take classes at either institution. “These were the women we had worked with at The Observer or WSND or in theater productions,” Devine, currently a producer at “60 Minutes,” said. “These were the women who we were taking history courses at Notre Dame with or English courses at Saint Mary’s.” Because of the schools’ close relationship, Devine said the transition seemed natural. “Sort of the brilliance of what [University President Emeritus Fr. Ted] Hesburgh did was gently change the culture,” Devine said. “You probably won’t hear this from any of the women who felt a little awkward or alienated … but in fact, we were ready for coeducation by the time it came.” The high male-to-female ratio also made the change less jarring than it otherwise would have been, Devine said. Only Badin and Walsh Halls housed women during the first year of coeducation. “It seemed to be very gradual and steady and inevitable, and I don’t recall anybody uncomfortable with the idea,” Devine said. Reagan agreed the change was not overwhelming. “Even though coeducation was just beginning, it was very much a male-oriented school at the time,” he said. “So even when you would attend your class as a freshman, there were just a few women and mostly men.” Many members of the Class of 1976 were not greatly impacted by the transition to coeducation because they had never known Notre Dame any other way, director of admissions Bob Mundy, a 1976 alumnus, said. For students who attended coeducational high schools, the change was even less dramatic. “In my senior year in high school, one of my teachers mentioned this, that Notre Dame was becoming coed,” Mundy said. “It was never really sort of big in my consciousness about attending Notre Dame. … Maybe coming from the public school, it just seemed more normal.” Reagan said he was excited to hear about Notre Dame’s coeducation plans because he came from a family with five boys and attended a high school with many more men than women. “I had already wanted to apply, but I would say that the fact that Notre Dame was now going to be coed to me was a great thing and made me want to be accepted that much more,” Reagan said. “I think it was a really healthy thing and we were happy to hear.” The change to coeducation worked out better than the proposed merger between Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s, which fell apart in 1971, Devine said. “There was a time when it looked like the way to go was a merger and we were ready for it and expected it, and it would have probably not worked out as well as just going coed on Notre Dame, largely because [coeducation] forced the University to totally integrate the women into the University structure and life,” he said. “If we had merged, I don’t know if you would have seen any of that.” Contact Marisa Iati at [email protected]last_img read more

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Anne Hathaway Begins Previews in Grounded Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows View Comments Grounded Les Miz Oscar winner Anne Hathaway returns to the New York stage in George Brant’s Grounded on April 7. Directed by Tony winner Julie Taymor, the Public Theater production will officially open on April 26 at off-Broadway’s Anspacher Theater.Grounded is about the complicated consequences of waging war without leaving home. The play follows an ace fighter pilot reassigned to a remote-controlled drone, who faces twelve-hour shifts hunting targets from her Air Force trailer, followed by twelve in the suburbs with her family.Grounded is scheduled to run through May 17. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 24, 2015last_img read more

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Green Mountain Coffee ranks #2 on Fortune’s global 100 fastest-growing companies

first_imgFor the second consecutive year, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), of Waterbury, Vermont, has been ranked on Fortune’s annual list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies. GMCR ranked #2 overall on the list released today.GMCR was the highest-ranked consumer package goods company on the list, which includes profitable, publicly-held companies with at least $50 million in annual revenue. Companies are assessed by revenue growth rate, EPS growth rate, and three-year annualized total return to investors. Last month, GMCR reported its 11th consecutive quarter of better than 40 percent net sales growth. For the first nine months of fiscal 2010, the company has produced net sales growth of 70% over the prior year and excluding acquisition-related expenses, earnings per share growth of 89% over the same period for fiscal year 2009.‘We are pleased that our continued strong sales and earnings growth has once again placed us in such good company on Fortune’s Fastest-Growing Companies list,’ said Lawrence J. Blanford, GMCR’s President and CEO. ‘We believe our strong performance is driven by our dedication to creating the ultimate coffee experience ‘ with the fresh-brewed convenience and quality of the Keurig single-cup brewing system and our premium, branded specialty coffees including Green Mountain Coffee and Tully’s Coffee.’About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.As a leader in the specialty coffee industry, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR’s operations are managed through two business units. The Specialty Coffee business unit produces coffee, tea and hot cocoa from its family of brands, including Tully’s Coffee®, Green Mountain Coffee®, Newman’s Own® Organics coffee, Timothy’s World Coffee® and Diedrich, Coffee People and Gloria Jeans®, a trademark licensed to the Company for use in North America and owned by Gloria Jeans Coffees International Pty. Ltd. The Keurig business unit is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems. K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig® Single-Cup Brewers are produced by a variety of roasters, including Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s, Timothy’s and Diedrich. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in Fair Trade Certifiedâ ¢ coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. Visit is external) for more information.GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Relations section of its website, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. The Company encourages investors to consult this section of its website regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to the Company’s automatic email news release delivery, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released.Source: GMCR, 8.19.2010. WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–last_img read more

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Honduras Suspends 1,400 Police Officers for Suspected Corruption

first_img According to the United Nations, Honduras is the most violent country in the world without war, with a murder rate of 85.5 per 100,000 inhabitants. In 2011, President Porfirio Lobo started an operation to remove some agents involved in drug trafficking and organized crime from the 14,500-agent police force. Official figures show that least 20 people die violently every day within the national territory. The Honduran government indefinitely suspended 1,400 police agents from the Office of Criminal Investigation on June 5, in order to conduct trust tests as part of a purification process on police forces that started two years ago, an official source reported. The office is investigating all homicides in Honduras, including visual inspections, car thefts, body removal, ballistics, criminal records and weapons registry. Furthermore, it administers the database of police investigations in national territory. Fernando Jaar, president of the Chamber of Commerce, told the station Radio América, “Security Minister Arturo Corrales, told me that the decision was enforced because some investigators leaked information about their activities to organized crime.” By Dialogo June 07, 2013 “The measure seeks to certify and improve the National Police,” the Secretary of Security said in a statement to the press. He also said that the personnel were “temporarily discharged from their regular responsibilities” and that they will undergo psychosomatic exams, toxicology screens and polygraph tests. last_img read more

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Culpepper appointed to Board of Governors

first_img Culpepper appointed to Board of Governors Culpepper appointed to Board of Governors A Central Florida banker with experience administering a law firm and in real estate will become the next public member on the Bar Board of Governors.The Supreme Court picked J. Blair Culpepper of Winter Park last month from a list of three candidates sent by the board.Culpepper will replace retiring public member Dr. Vivian Hobbs, who has served the maximum two terms allowed by Bar rules. He will be sworn in at the June Annual Meeting, along with other new and returning board members.Culpepper said his professional life plus some early experiences made him eager to contribute to the legal profession. “Throughout my career I’ve worked very closely with attorneys, both in banking and real estate,” he said. “I thought maybe this was an opportunity that would be very interesting.”As for the early experience, that came growing up in Tallahassee while he was a Boy Scout working on a civics merit badge. A busy and prominent lawyer took time to mentor him and others working on the badge.“One of the earliest contacts I had was with LeRoy Collins, who was a Boy Scout merit badge counselor even before he was a state senator,” Culpepper recalled, adding that Collins had the scouts up to his office to work on the badge. “There was LeRoy Collins teaching us about government and the law.”That gave him a high opinion of both the profession and The Florida Bar, he said.Culpepper hopes he can bring his practical business and professional experience to the board, adding, “I really just want to find out how I can contribute and participate as actively as I can.” Culpepper said he does have a special interest in ethical and children’s issues.Active participation would seem to be a Culpepper family trait. His grandfather was a county judge; his father was chancellor of the state university system; and his brother Bruce is a Tallahassee lawyer and former city commissioner; and two nephews and a niece are also lawyers.Culpepper, 66, was born in Gainesville but grew up in Tallahassee, and graduated from the University of Florida in 1959, prior to joining the U.S. Army. Following his active service, he received an MBA from UF. In addition to a year in law school, he also has taken several postgraduate courses in banking and management.He spent most of his career in commercial banking and the savings and loan industry, although he was also administrator for Anderson and Rush, P.A. He has also owned an art gallery and a title insurance company.Currently, Culpepper is vice president and a principal in First National Bank of Central Florida, which also has a subsidiary mortgage company and joint venture insurance company. He has also served for the past year as a member of the Bar’s Citizens Forum, and has been active in several civic organizations, including chairing two hospital boards.Besides Culpepper, the other two finalists for the public member seat were Michael N. Greenhill, a Cuban native who owns court reporting service in West Palm Beach, and Frederick A. Hamblin, a Sarasota mortgage broker.center_img May 15, 2004 Regular Newslast_img read more

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A credit union man: Part 2

first_img continue reading » “You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years, And get pats on the back as you pass, But your final reward will be heartache and tears, If you’ve cheated the man in the glass.” -From The Man In The Glass by Peter Dale Wimbrow Sr.When you work in the credit union business, you can always be proud of how you make a living. As a movement, credit unions do not aim for profit or charity, but for service. Credit unions offer affordable interest rates members may need to get through a rough patch and improve the quality of life for families across the country. Credit unions make small loans that replace a broken air conditioner in the summer or help warm a home in the dead of winter. The positive impact credit unions make on middle-class families is astounding, and business is done with members’ well-being top of mind.As a millennial, I intuitively know that our generation wants to make a difference in our communities. The Telefonic Global Millenial Survey found that 62% of millennials worldwide believe we can make a local difference, and 52% of American millennials believe we can make a global difference. As people who are passionate about service, we must invite more business- and community-minded millennials into the credit union movement because it is a business where loving your neighbor and building a stronger community is a part of the job. The credit union philosophy and the overriding mindset of our generation tremendously coincide. The person in the glass smiles back when we help other people. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Good Shepherd Fairview celebrates prom with residents, high school students

first_imgJason Osborne, a local high school student attending the prom with his date, Reagan Stevens, said he was happy to have at something in lieu of prom. With coronavirus-themed music, residents were able to boogie with their loved ones from a distance. With many nursing home residents staying indoors, organizers say hosting events like these with social distancing measures in place brighten the spirits of many residents. “Everyone is struggling right now,” says Director of Therapeutic Recreation Lori Sciamanna. “Trying to find some excitement to keep things upbeat to try to be positive. We also want to recognized what is actually happening outside our walls.” Outside their walls, proms across the Southern Tier have been canceled, so organizers wanted to extend the invitation to local high school students. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — With many events canceled, Good Shepard Fairview Home wanted to give residents their very own prom celebration. Some students had already bought their outfits before the pandemic started, so they say they were grateful to be able to still have a dance. At the end of the dance, a prom king and queen were crowned. Afterwards, residents reminisced on prom photos.last_img read more

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Noah Farrelly Run set to be held virtually

first_imgAll participants who put a picture up on social media with #Noahrun2020 will be entered to win a gift card. Noah’s mother and event organizer, Bridgette Farrelly, told 12 News despite the run being moved virtually, she still expects a fun day. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – On Sunday, the second annual Noah Farrelly Run will be held virtually due to the coronavirus. The run costs $25, and all proceeds go to the Noah Farrelly Foundation, which reflects all different parts of Noah’s life.center_img The run, which began in 2019, honors the life of Binghamton High School runner, Noah Farrelly, who tragically died in December of 2018. “More of a disappointment opposed to a difficulty in terms of planning, but we just realized that even if we were allowed to host the event that it really wasn’t a safe time,” said Farrelly. last_img read more

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AMF CIO warns to prepare for lower-return environment

first_imgThe 2016 return was up from 5.3% the year before. AMF said its five-year average return rose to 8.5%.During last year, AMF put aside SEK20.3bn in higher yield guarantees for customers with its collectively agreed labour-market pension SAF-LO.Even after this move to strengthen guarantees, AMF’s solvency level of 190% was still the highest among comparable companies, it said, giving room for manoeuvre within asset management.AMF said a high solvency level allowed it to invest in social infrastructure assets and real estate, which it had increasingly done in recent years to improve risk diversification and cope with low interest rates.The solvency level has fallen from 211% at the end of 2015.Premium income for AMF’s traditional pensions insurance fell slightly to SEK16.01bn in 2016 from SEK16.24bn in 2015.At group level, AMF’s total assets under management rose to SEK563bn at the end of December 2016, from SEK527bn a year before.AMF has around 4m members and is jointly owned by the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv) and the Swedish Trade Union Confederation, LO. AMF, the SEK562bn (€59.4bn) Swedish occupational pension scheme, has warned members to lower expectations even as it posted a 7.3% gain for 2016.Marcus Blomberg, acting CIO at AMF, said: “Our investments in real estate and infrastructure continued to give very strong returns in 2016, and the return on equities was also really good.“That said, there is still reason to emphasise that we are apparently moving towards a lower-yield environment.”Even though AMF had a long-term investment horizon and a strong financial position to help mitigate the expected downturn, it was not reasonable to expect the levels of return that had been achieved recently to be maintained over time, Blomberg warned.last_img read more

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Ambachtsheer urges pension investors to quit tobacco investing

first_imgTobacco caused “widespread suffering” and related investments therefore carried “undue reputational risk” if ethical issues associated with tobacco were not tackled, Ambachtsheer said.“Please take a moment to imagine a front page headline announcing your fund is an investor in organisations involved in all this,” he said. “In my view, it adds up to considerable reputational risk for your fund.”On the Record: How important is a pension fund’s reputation?“In today’s society, growing emphasis is placed on corporate image and brand. There is also a greater demand for responsibility. We see that responsibility strengthens our reputation, supports our business and allows us to distinguish ourselves.”– Vappu Aura, marketing and communications director at Ilmarinen, €38.3bn Finnish pensions insurerRead September’s ‘On the Record’ for more on how pension funds think about their reputation.It is not just large institutional investors that have abandoned tobacco, with smaller UK local government pension schemes having made moves in this direction, too. Ambachtsheer said that in addition to ethical arguments, there was a financial case to be made against tobacco investments. These carried “undue financial risk in exposing investors to a continuously increasing volume of legislative/regulatory and litigation actions”, he said. The case against tobacco exposure had become increasingly accepted by institutional investors around the world, according to Ambachtsheer.If pension organisations had not yet turned away from tobacco, they should ask themselves why not, he said. Investing in tobacco is unethical and financially risky, and any pension funds with exposure should seriously consider divesting, according to Keith Ambachtsheer.In his view, investing in tobacco amounted to a breach of pension investors’ fiduciary obligation, he said. This was a duty to ensure investment decisions pass “reasonable ‘ethics’ tests” and “reasonable ‘no undue risk’ tests”.“I have come to the view that tobacco investments fail both tests,” the renowned pensions expert said in his latest monthly newsletter as CEO of KPA Advisory Services.Tobacco investments were not ethical, Ambachtsheer said, because they amounted to an endorsement of a product that is the number one cause of preventable deaths in the world today, and is known to impede the achievement of 13 of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The industry has also made use of child labour, according to the International Labour Organisation. Keith Ambachtsheer at the 2015 IPE Conference & Awards“Possibly, it is because no-one to date has placed the ‘tobacco-free’ action item on the organisational decision agenda,” he said. “After all, the manufacture and sale of cigarettes is not illegal, and investment returns have been good. Further, making investment decisions with ethical connotations can be awkward.“It is my hope that this letter will trigger the appearance of tobacco investing on your organisation’s decision agenda soon. The case for divestment is growing stronger year by year.”    Earlier this year, France’s pension reserve fund and Australian asset manager AMP Capital decided against investing in tobacco on grounds that overlapped with some of those outlined above.At the time, AMP Capital CEO Adam Tindall said the firm was “not prepared to deliver investment returns to customers at any cost to society”. Fonds de reserve pour les retraites, meanwhile, referred to tobacco consumption as “a scourge”.French insurer AXA Group last year announced it was divesting from the tobacco inudstry. The case was clear, said its CEO Thomas Buberl:  “The human cost of tobacco is tragic – its economic cost is huge.” The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) last year decided to uphold a long-standing ban on tobacco investments despite a study prepared for its board that showed divestment had cost the pension fund some $3bn (€2.5bn) in missed gains. Its board also voted to extend the ban to externally managed portfolios and affiliated funds.last_img read more

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Travis Schultz’s property dreams revealed

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoMy current home is in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast. It’s blessed with a magic northerly view and is walking distance to the township. Being set on 1.61ha, offers a delightful treescape and privacy such that you wouldn’t know that you were still living in suburbia. FIRST HOME Travis Schultz, principal of Travis Schultz Law at home in his wine cellar.Queenslanders love real estate and talking about their homes.High profile personal injury lawyer, Travis Schultz, principal of Travis Schultz Law with offices in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, reveals his property dreams. My first home was at run down two storey renovator that was without doubt the worst house on the best street.It was a real stretch for me to buy a canal home at the time, but I knew I wanted to be on the water. CURRENT HOME RELATED: To describe it as being in a state of “disrepair” would be overly charitable to the dwelling. It had been tenanted and the pool could have been mistaken for a swamp. I felt as though I needed to update my tetanus shots before I walked in the front door! It was, however, a great location and the best I could afford at the time. DREAM QUEENSLAND HOME >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<<center_img FANTASY HOME My dream home would probably be a shack somewhere right on the beachfront with a view of the water. Maybe somewhere in the Whitsundays? Ironman Matt Bevilacqua’s life at Broadbeach Waters If money was no object, I’d love nothing more than owning a chateau somewhere in Bordeaux or the Languedoc, but there’s probably a dozen places I’d like to locate my holiday home! Building new? Curves are on trend MORE: How to beat Brisbane’s median by $200klast_img read more

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Real Madrid reject Man City interest in Raphael Varane

first_img The French international was linked with a possible exit from the Santiago Bernabeu last summer. Read Also: Former Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid boss dies at 71However, Los Blancos are likely to reject any interest in Varane, who has a bumper €500M release clause included his contract at the club.The only potential route for future transfer negotiations could appear if Varane opts not to sign a new deal with the La Liga side, with his current contract set to expire in 2022.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Most Outstanding Female Racers Who Made History In Sports10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney Princesses7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time? However, boss Zinedine Zidane convinced the 26-year old to remain in the Spanish capital, as a key part of his future team plans.The former Lens centre back has been ever present for Zidane so far in 2019-20, alongside club captain Sergio Ramos.But despite appearing content to remain in Spain, reports from Mundo Deportivo claim Pep Guardiola is monitoring his situation.center_img Loading… La Liga giants Real Madrid have reportedly rejected any potential interest from Manchester City in defender Raphael Varane.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ernie Clemons, 94

first_imgErnie Clemons, 94, Greensburg, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.Born, May 9, 1923 in Decatur County, Indiana, he was the son of Ernest and Clara (Humig) Clemons.Ernie was a member of the Knights of St. John in Greensburg and a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  He delivered Meals on Wheels for several years and he was a Hospice Volunteer.He served in the Army with Company C of the 1874th Engineer Aviation Battalion in WW II.He was part of the liberation of the Philippines and he received 2 bronze stars for his service.He was married to Betty Blighton on December 25, 1942 and she preceded him in death on December 3, 1993.He is survived by one son, Jeff (Barb) Clemons, Indianapolis; one daughter, Marty (Tom) Ogden, Greensburg; two grandchildren, Ann Baker and Scott Ogden; five great grandchildren, Harper, Elena, Sean, Andy and Allison..He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; daughter, Susan Dawson; brothers, Charles, Otto and Allie Walke; sisters, Bertha Wagner, Blanche Walke; grandchild, Erin J. Dawson.Family and friends will gather at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg for a rosary service.  Visitation will follow until the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Interment with military honors will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg.Memorials may be made to the Meals on Wheels or to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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Powers excited by twin Cup assault

first_imgPaddy Power is not making a call between his mother Sabena’s two runners in Saturday’s Darley July Cup. Paddy Power said: “Slade Power is very straightforward and in great form. “Presuming that he gets there safe and sound, that straightforwardness will help as you can put him anywhere in the race and he is adaptable and the great thing is he goes on any ground. “Sole is a bit more tricky as the less rain there is, the better it is. But we’re very lucky to be going there with two live chances and it’s fingers crossed.” Asked which of the two he prefers, he said: “The ideal result is definitely a dead-heat! “But the one-two either way around will do just fine and I will be doing all my usual reverse forecasts. “I honestly don’t know which to opt for – but one thing is for sure, I will be roaring ‘Come on Power!’ during the race.” John Gosden has warned Gregorian will only take his chance if the ground is soft. The five-year-old has yet to run over the big-race distance of six furlongs and has done all his winning from seven furlongs to an extended mile. The bookmaking family will take both their Royal Ascot-winning sprinters to Newmarket at the weekend, with the younger Slade Power shorter in the market as he attained his first Group One win over six furlongs in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. Veteran Sole Power, who carries the first colours, is a five-furlong specialist and retained his King’s Stand title last month. His latest success came on the July Course in the Group Three Criterion Stakes over seven furlongs when heavy rain turned the going to soft. “He’s happy over a stiff six, he’s happy over seven and that’s probably his best trip,” the Newmarket trainer told Racing UK. “If we did get the ground we got for the Criterion then he would run. If we get normal summer ground, fast ground, he won’t run and we’d wait. He’s ground dependant. “Gerald Mosse said last year not to be frightened of sprinting with his horse when he rode him in France. “He’s been a great old horse. He was unlucky in the French Guineas, he was knocked over in the French Derby. He’s won his Group Twos and his Group Threes. If the heavens opened he would run.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Mertesacker demands improvement

first_imgPer Mertesacker says Arsenal must heed the lessons of back-to-back collapses against Anderlecht and Swansea and start playing “serious football” to get their season back on track. But Mertesacker said Arsenal can remedy their problems if they learn their lessons quickly and turn 60-minute performances into 90-minute displays. “We played our game for 60 minutes with patience, seriously, and they didn’t have a proper chance,” Mertesacker said. “Then we scored and we thought we didn’t need to keep possession or patience, and then we struggled. “That was our fault and we did the same against Anderlecht. We have to think about it quickly. “We have good ideas on how we can extend the good 60 minutes into 90 minutes. “It’s absolutely necessary in the next couple of weeks. We struggled a bit but we have great potential and you can see that. “Now we have some time to think about the few issues that cause trouble because we made mistakes in areas we have to avoid.” It was groundhog day for Arsenal and their supporters at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon following Alexis Sanchez’s 63rd minute goal – the Chilean’s 12th of the season and sixth in his last four games – looked like claiming three Barclays Premier League points. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Bafetimbi Gomis struck late on to give Swansea a 2-1 victory and leave Arsene Wenger’s side with another hangover just five days after they had wasted a 3-0 Champions League lead against Anderlecht to draw 3-3 at the Emirates Stadium. German defender Mertesacker said Arsenal’s second Premier League defeat of the season was a result of letting their standards slip for the second time in the space of a week. “The game was completely in our hands, especially in the second half when we scored,” Mertesacker told the official club website. “Then we have to play serious football and not lose the ball but they got us on the break, and that’s completely unbelievable in our situation. “We have to play simple, even if we are 1-0 up – even more then. We played through the middle but we need to keep possession and keep patient, something that we did all the way through until the 60th minute and we had the game in our hands completely. “That’s what I mean by serious football. “When you get such a result (like against Anderlecht) normally you come back quickly and after such a setback normally we bounce back immediately. “But that was not the game and we have to take the (international) break now really seriously and work hard on the issues.” Arsenal’s defeat dropped them to sixth place and Wenger admitted after the Liberty loss that no-one in the Premier League is capable of challenging leaders Chelsea for the title right now. Press Associationlast_img read more

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LIVE: Palm Beach County School Board to vote on reopening plan for 2020-21 school year

first_imgSchool board members will decide on Wednesday when they officially vote on a reopening plan for the 2020-21 academic year.sAccording to the school board’s agenda, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donald Fennoy is recommending that all schools in the School District of Palm Beach County start the year with online distance learning.The new school year in Palm Beach County is currently slated to start on Monday, Aug. 10. WATCH LIVE COVERAGE:last_img

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BSO Cracking Down on House Parties to Stop COVID-19, Violence

first_imgBroward Sheriff Gregory Tony and his deputies have begun cracking down on house parties in his county, as the coronavirus continues to spread.Tony said the issue is not just that the virus is spreading at these gatherings, but that many of the events are also turning violent.The sheriff says he is specifically targeting District 5, which is in Central Broward.“We’ve seen a slight increase in violent crimes,” explains Tony. “We’ve seen several shootings take place, several homicides take place, specifically as it relates to this district where we are going to be focusing.”He adds that residents can expect to see an increase in deputy presence in the days ahead.BSO will be conducting a large scale operation aimed at deterring and preventing incidents like the recent violent crimes that have occurred in unincorporated Central Broward. Residents can expect to see an increase in law enforcement activities. More at:— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) July 17, 2020 “We’ll be out here. There will be no warnings,” according to Tony. “We will enforce the laws; we’ll hold people accountable.”The sheriff believes that cracking down on house parties will prevent crime as well help to curb COVID-19.“If we’re cutting down on these large gatherings, which is producing crime, shootings, homicide et cetera, then we’re taking the people off the streets to put them into compliance with what the CDC is recommending,” he goes on to say, “so they’re both, you know, connected to each other.”In addition, Tony says the public can also help by reporting any large gatherings they may come across.last_img read more

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Cortland prepares to host Ithaca in heated annual Cortaca rivalry game

first_imgA man tried to swing an ax at a police officer.Someone jumped off a rooftop.Some dragged furniture out of homes and set it on fire.Welcome to Cortaca 2013.Last year, the annual central New York Division III rivalry football game between SUNY Cortland and Ithaca College, played in Ithaca last year, became an afterthought. The parties took center stage in Cortland, where 80 people were arrested, but only 19 of them were Cortland students, Cortland Police Lieutenant David Guerrera said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMore than 4,000 people piled onto Clayton Avenue, a street with off-campus student housing, and aimlessly threw beer cans and bottles.“To me, that’s disturbing because there’s only one result out of that,” Cortland senior Avery Giordonello said. “And that’s someone getting hurt.”When Ithaca (7-2, 6-2 Empire 8) travels to Cortland (4-5, 4-3 New Jersey Athletic) on Saturday at noon for the 56th annual Cortaca Jug contest. Cortland has won the last four years in a row, but Ithaca holds a 34-21 edge in the Jug series. The City of Cortland Police Department will have prepared reinforcements on Saturday.Members of the Cortland Police have gone door to door in off-campus, primarily student neighborhoods to discuss what will and won’t be tolerated for Cortaca. Underage drinking laws will be more closely enforced, Guerrera said.For past Cortacas, banners hung from these houses saying things like “Blackout or back out” and “Win or lose, we still booze.” And though the partying has gained extra attention, the game is still one of the biggest rivalry matchups in the Division III football.“Over the years, more and more and more people simply come for the partying outside of the football game,” said Guerrera, who will be working his 23rd Cortaca weekend.The Cortland County Sheriff Department and New York State Police will assist patrolling on Saturday, because the crowd is just too large for the Cortland Police Department to handle on its own, Guerrera said.Cortland senior Andrea Dippolito said she was embarrassed by what happened last year. Students that live in dorms are allowed to have a maximum of one guest, but she still thinks that is not a strong enough stand.Each of the two schools has about 7,000 students and when visitors come on gameday, she said, the campus population essentially doubles and recklessness breaks out. Visitors don’t have anything to lose and don’t mind trashing someone else’s city.“I wish we could do it without having so many people from out of town come for it,” Dippolito said. “It’s a thing that’s between Cortland and Ithaca and that’s what it should be limited to.”While the city of Cortland is responding to last year’s craziness, Ithaca students are experiencing something different.“It’s been somewhat of a mystery as to how the activities will be handled here in Ithaca given that it never got out of control here last year,” Ithaca sophomore Olivia Oppenheim said in an email.Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer’s son, Wolfgang, is a sophomore backup quarterback for Ithaca. If the Bombers go 0-10, but beat Cortland in the last game, it’s a successful season, Wolfgang Shafer said. Cortland has won the last four Cortaca games.Wolfgang Shafer wakes up around 8 a.m. every gameday and drives with his roommate Austin DeGrazia to Hal’s Deli. Normally the Ithaca campus would be empty and quiet. During Cortaca, people are outside tossing a football, tailgating and blasting music.“Driving back up the hill, we just looked at each other like, ‘Man, this thing’s for real,’” Shafer said.For Ithaca and Cortland, it’s the one day of the year that students can feel like they go to a big Division I school. The smell of tailgating saturates the campuses as students eat breakfast and drink beer simultaneously.Throughout the day, Ithaca students roam the streets saying, “It’s a great day to be a Bomber” and “Happy Cortaca,” Ithaca senior Claire Farrell said.This year’s game is at Cortland, but the game will be shown at Ithaca’s campus center. The parties in Ithaca will still occur, but the camaraderie across the campus is what makes it special for Farrell.With everyone uniting against the other school, pride reaches a peak.In past years, students made shirts that said “F*ck Cortland” and “F*ck Ithaca.” At the game, Ithaca students try to mock Cortland by chanting “safety school.” Cortland fans would respond by making fun of Ithaca’s more expensive tuition.“I don’t like kids from Ithaca strictly because they’re from Ithaca,” Cortland senior D.J. Willmott said. “I’ve never met anyone from Ithaca. I just don’t like them because of the Cortaca rivalry.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 13, 2014 at 12:15 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedslast_img read more

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Allie Murray keeps No. 3 Syracuse afloat in loss to No. 1 Maryland

first_img Published on March 12, 2016 at 4:05 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Allie Murray was forced away from the spot she’d made her mark all game. With under a minute to play, Syracuse double-teamed Maryland’s ball-carriers and the Orange’s goalie had to leave her crease.The season-high seven saves in front of the goal weren’t enough to avoid leaving it. Maryland milked the clock, finished the game and beat SU for the eighth consecutive time.“Obviously down in the end going after them, they got some easy ones in the end,” Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said, “but I thought other than that, (Murray) played well.”In the No. 3 Orange’s (6-2, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) 14-9 loss to No. 1 Maryland (5-0) on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome, Murray kept SU alive, but it wasn’t enough to survive. UMD scored at least 18 goals in three of its first four games, but Murray’s performance helped keep the Terrapins at bay, until they scored four goals in the final seven minutes. For the first 53 minutes, though, Murray kept Syracuse afloat.Each of Murray’s two first-half saves came in different ways. With SU down by one, 15 minutes in, Murray deflected a shot to hit off the post. With six minutes left in the half, Murray dove on the ground to stop Bryn Boucher’s bounce shot. But the Orange failed to clear the ball and a minute later, Maryland extended its lead to two.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLike the game as a whole, Murray helped Syracuse but the rest of the team’s sloppy play hurt it.“I thought she came out in the second half and had a couple big saves for us,” Gait said. “We were in the game until untimely turnovers, untimely close shooting, giving them the ball back, giving a team like that the ball. They’re going to score goals that way.”In the Orange’s only other loss this season against then-No. 3 Florida, Murray’s turnover in overtime cost Syracuse the game. Less than two weeks later against the top team in the country, she had her best performance, highlighted by five second-half saves.Murray repeatedly took several steps in front of the net when the Terrapins attempted free-position shots. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t, as Maryland went seven-of-11 on free-position shots.“(Our defense) allowed me to just play my game,” Murray said.And it was that same defense that failed to finish possessions started by Murray, while others resulted in goals.Within the first 10 minutes of the second half, Murray already doubled her save total from the first half and SU was locked in a tie game, 7-7.First, Murray moved her stick up and to the right, stuffing Boucher, who stood right in front of the crease. SU cleared the ball, but Gabby Jaquith turned it over on the ensuing possession.Second, a shot deflected off Murray’s stick, hit off the right post and bounced out. Murray covered up the rebound, started the transition and the next possession ended with a Syracuse goal that tied the game at six.Third, Murray stopped Taylor Hensh on a free-position shot by again redirecting the ball off her stick. But Maryland got the backup behind the net and kept the ball.Twenty seconds later, Maryland had another free-position shot. Murray recorded another save. But another Syracuse possession ended without a goal.From that point on, Maryland outscored Syracuse 7-2 and the Orange’s inability to answer UMD’s run did it in.“Sometimes it was almost frustrating because I thought our shooters were pretty open,” UMD head coach Cathy Reese said. “Had some good looks and she came out with the save.“She kind of killed our momentum.”But “kind of” wasn’t enough against the No. 1 team in the country. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Woods sits as International expands Presidents Cup lead

first_img“Yes, especially the way he’s been playing with J.T.,” Els said.  “I thought Tiger would play this afternoon.”  The Americans are in a big hole at the Presidents Cup, and there’s nothing Tiger Woods is doing about it. Whatever momentum they had going into the double session Saturday at Royal Melbourne vanished as Abraham Ancer and the International team filled the scoreboards with their black-and-gold colors and built a 9-5 lead after three sessions. Tony Finau birdied the last two holes to at least get a half-point from the final fourballs match for the U.S. team.READ | Chess Wizard Anand Releases His Book ‘Mind Masters’Woods, the first playing captain in 25 years and a winner in the two matches he played with Justin Thomas, took himself out of the lineup on Saturday morning for fourballs. And then in a surprise, he sat himself in the afternoon. “You have to do what’s best for the team, Woods said. And I’m getting ready for the singles tomorrow.”  The decision even surprised International captain Ernie Els, sitting on the other side of the table from him and fully preparing to set his foursomes lineup based on where Woods was going to play. SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV READ | Sports Ministry Cancels Saturday’s GB Meeting Called By Chess Federation PresidentThomas instead headed back out with Rickie Fowler, the lone bright spot for the Americans in the morning when they took down Marc Leishman and Haotong Li with relative ease. Along with sitting himself out, Woods also was questioned why he sent out Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson for a third straight time Saturday morning, even though they lost two matches already.  They combined to make one birdie in fourballs by Simpson on the short 11th hole and trailed from the start as Hideki Matsuyama and C.T. Pan won in the biggest rout of the week, 5 and 3.READ | Bengaluru Brawlers Claim Surprise Win Over Punjab PanthersAncer is 3-0 with three partners, a remarkable performance for a Presidents Cup rookie. He teamed with Sungjae Im to beat Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele by combining to go 7 under through 16 holes. Ancer rolled in a 50-foot birdie putt on the third hole, and Schauffele had to make a 10-footer to match him. The first seven holes were halved until the International team took the lead when both Americans made bogey on No. 8 and never caught up the rest of the way. Adam Scott also came up big with a 30-foot birdie putt on No. 8 with Finau 8 feet away. Finau then missed as he and Kuchar lost the lead and never led again. Even so, the halve helped. Finau made a 7-foot birdie on the 18th to win the hole and keep the Americans within four points going into the afternoon foursomes. It was the first time since 1998 at Royal Melbourne the only International victory in the Presidents Cup that the Americans trailed after three sessions. Woods had company on the sidelines Saturday. He also said Bryson DeChambeau in both matches, while also giving Reed and Simpson the afternoon off after three losses.READ | Kapur Cards 65, Moves To 5th; Sandhu 8th In Jakarta COMMENTcenter_img First Published: 14th December, 2019 10:33 IST Last Updated: 14th December, 2019 10:33 IST Woods Sits As International Expands Presidents Cup Lead The Americans are in a big hole at the Presidents Cup, and there’s nothing Woods is doing about it. Whatever momentum they had going into the double session Written By Press Trust Of India FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Wins for Leicester and Juventus

first_imgThe Premier League champions are through to the quarter finals of the Champions League after a 2-nil win over Sevilla saw them progress 3-2 on aggregate. Juventus had a far less eventful night, beating ten-man Porto 1-0 to progress to the quarter finals 3-nil on aggregateThere could be fiery affair on the French Riviera this evening.  Manchester City take a 5-3 lead into their second leg away to Monaco. But a 2-0 win would be enough to see the Ligue One side progress. Atletico Madrid lead Bayer Leverkusen by 4-goals to 2 ahead of their second leg at the Vicente Calderon. Both games kick off at 7.45.last_img read more

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Irish squad announced for upcoming internationals

first_imgIn total there are 4 goalkeepers, 11 defenders, 18 midfielders and 6 strikers in the squad, which will be reduced before the crucial clash with the Welsh on Friday week.Iceland then visit the Aviva the following Tuesday. Reading’s Liam Kelly and Brentford’s John Egan have both been called up to the squad for the first time, while Preston duo Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle also feature.Injury doubts James McCarthy and Richard Keogh are both included, as is Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot for the first time in a year.Defender Shane Duffy is the only regular not included after suffering a broken metatarsal while playing for Brighton.last_img read more

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Odds for NASCAR race at Pocono: Expert picks & favorites to win Saturday’s Cup Series race

first_imgPicking a winner for Saturday’s race at the Tricky Triangle based on the odds is, well, tricky. Because this is no ordinary race weekend at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. For the first time ever, Pocono’s two dates on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule are mashed together in one weekend, a Saturday-Sunday doubleheader.Which means the results of Saturday’s race, the Pocono Organics 325, should give us a good idea of who will be competitive in Sunday’s race. We don’t get that luxury when it comes to picking a winner for Saturday’s race. One top five, three top 10sAverage finish of 9.250 (second-best)Average running position of 12.023 (sixth-best)Driver rating of 89.0 (10th-best)13 fastest laps run (17th-best)458 laps in top 15; 70.8 percent (20th-most)140 quality passes (21st-most)Byron is still looking for his first career Cup Series win, and given the speed Hendrick Motorsports has shown this season (think Alex Bowman’s win at Auto Club Speedway and Chase Elliott’s win at Charlotte Motor Speedway), this could be his chance. 3. Kyle BuschCareer stats at Pocono:Three wins, eight top fives, 15 top 10sAverage finish of 15.633 (12th-best)Average running position of 13.133 (11th-best)Driver rating of 95.4 (seventh-best)322 fastest laps run (third-best)3,616 laps in top 15; 69.6 percent (fourth-most)1,018 quality passes (sixth-most)The winless streak has to end at some point, and his team’s hot streak at Pocono leads us to believe Busch is the favorite Saturday for good reason. MORE: Full starting lineup for NASCAR race at PoconoJoe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch won the pair of Pocono races last season, which is part of the reason they are two of the favorites for Saturday’s race at the 2.5-mile triangle race track. That’s the case even though Busch, the defending Cup Series champion, is riding a 13-race winless streak.Below are the complete Vegas odds to win Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono, plus our top three picks of drivers who could end up taking the checkered flag.NASCAR race odds to win at PoconoBusch has three career wins at Pocono, including last June’s victory. Kevin Harvick, the driver with the second best odds to win Saturday’s race, has never won a Cup Series race at Pocono, but he tends to run well at the Tricky Triangle and enters the weekend as the series’ points leader.Courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook, below are the complete odds to win Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono.DriverOdds to win Homestead raceKyle Busch+500Kevin Harvick+600Denny Hamlin+650Brad Keselowski+750Chase Elliott+750Martin Truex Jr.+750Joey Logano+1200Ryan Blaney+1200Erik Jones+1700Alex Bowman+1900William Byron+1900Kurt Busch+2300Jimmie Johnson+2900Clint Bowyer+5500Tyler Reddick+7500Aric Almirola+8000Matt Kenseth+9500Bubba Wallace+10000Austin Dillon+12000Christopher Bell+12000Matt DiBenedetto+12000Ryan Newman+12000Ricky Stenhouse Jr.+14000Chris Buescher+19000Ty Dillon+20000BJ McLeod+20000Brennan Poole+20000Cole Custer+20000Corey LaJoie+20000Daniel Suarez+20000Garrett Smithley+20000JJ Yeley+20000James Davison+20000Joey Gase+20000John Hunter Nemechek+20000Josh Bilicki+20000Michael McDowell+20000Quin Houff+20000Ryan Preece+20000Timmy Hill+20000There’s a reason all four JGR drivers are near the top of the oddsboard. The organization has won five of the last nine NASCAR Cup Series races at Pocono, including the last three consecutive — Busch’s win in July of 2017 and his back-to-back victories in July 2018 and June 2019, and Hamlin’s victory last July.Two JGR drivers, Hamlin and Erik Jones, also have the two best driver ratings at the track.Below are the top 10 career driver ratings at Pocono among those in Saturday’s field.Denny Hamlin, 105.1Erik Jones, 103.6Kurt Busch, 100.7Jimmie Johnson, 99.1Kevin Harvick, 98.6Chase Elliott, 98.2Kyle Busch, 95.4Brad Keselowski, 94.7Joey Logano, 89.3William Byron, 88.3The pole position, which for Saturday’s race was awarded to Aric Almirola based on the results of a random draw, has produced the most Pocono race winners in the Cup Series. A total of 16 of the 84 races (19 percent) have been won by the driver who started first.Below is the breakdown of wins from varying starting positions in the history of Cup racing at Pocono.Starting positionWinning %Wins1st19.05 percent16Front row30.95 percent26Top 558.33 percent49Top 1071.43 percent60Outside top 208.33 percent7Outside top 208.33 percent7Outside top 208.33 percent7The top 10 starters for Monday’s race at Pocono are as follows: 1. Aric Almirola, 2. Ryan Blaney, 3. Denny Hamlin, 4. Kyle Busch, 5. Chase Elliott, 6. Joey Logano, 7. Kurt Busch, 8. Brad Keselowski, 9. Kevin Harvick, 10. Alex BowmanMORE: Updated NASCAR schedule for 2020NASCAR at Pocono expert picks(All NASCAR loop data stats are from 2005 through present.)1. Erik JonesCareer stats at Pocono:Four top fives, five top 10sAverage finish of 8.333 (series-best)Average running position of 8.880 (series-best)Driver rating of 103.6 (second-best)40 fastest laps run (12th-best)830 laps in top 15; 85.8 percent (13th-most)218 quality passes (17th-most)We’re going with the trends. Not only has JRG been dominant at Pocono of late, but so has Toyota in general. With Toyota drivers winning the last five Cup races at Pocono, if another were to win Saturday, the manufacturer would tie Chevrolet for the most consecutive wins at Pocono with six (August 2012 – June 2015). Jones personally happens to run well at Pocono, too.2. William ByronCareer stats at Pocono:last_img read more

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Meninga set to throw a cat amongst the pigeons

first_imgAccording to News Corp, Meninga is set to name Matt Moylan, Jake Trbojevic, Jake Friend, Justin O’Neill and James Maloney to make their international debuts against Scotland next weekend. The Aussie coach is keen to give his entire 24-man squad a run before the pointy end of the tournament, given the Kangaroos’ one-off Test against the Kiwis last weekend. Aaron Woods and Josh Mansour are also expected to take their places in the side following their respective weddings last weekend. Meninga is trialling the players against the weakest side in the tournament in order to gain a better idea of who he thinks is in the best 17 before they come up against New Zealand and England. “I’ve always said I will give all our players an opportunity to play,” Meninga said via News Corp. “We played what I thought was our Test team against New Zealand so all the other players will get an opportunity against Scotland for sure. “I’m looking forward to all of them and putting a bit of internal pressure on players. That’s a good, healthy thing.”last_img read more

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Big names set to sizzle at MVP meet

first_imgRaymond GrahamGleaner WriterToday’s MVP Track and Field meet will take focus inside the National Stadium this evening, with the promise of top quality athletics, given the early form shown so far this season.Following last Saturday’s outstanding performances from several of the country’s top senior athletes including an world leading equalling 11.07 seconds in the women’s 100m from Elaine Thompson, fans are in store for three hours of top class performances once again with the main event expected to start at 3:00pm because of the overwhelming support of entries.Meet organiser Paul Francis is excited about the meet and the support it has received.”We have received over 400 entries and because of this we will have to start a bit earlier, running several heats but the main event with the top seeded athletes will commence at 5:00pm,” said Francis.With this being the last chance for athletes to sharpen up ahead of the Penn Relays it should be great competition for both high school athletes as well as those from clubs and colleges.The Penn Relays will take place in Philadelphia, USA between April 28 – 30.Besides the 4x100m and 4x400m there will be action also in the 4x800m relays with 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 100m hurdles, 110m hurdles along with 400m hurdles also facing the starter.An exciting battle is expected in the men’s 100m as former world champion Yohan Blake of Racers Track Club will lead a high quality field with the likes of Sprintec’s Rasheed Dwyer, MVP’s Andrew Fisher and World Championships 200m finalist Zharnel Hughes all posing a threat.World Championships bronze medal winner Shericka Jackson is also expected to feature in the women’s 400m event.Following her defeat to GC Foster College’s Rhonda Whyte in the women’s 400m hurdles, Edwin Allen High schoolgirl Shannon Kallawan, will be hoping to avenge that defeat when both clash once again in an event, which also includes some of the country’s top athletes who will be bidding for spots on Jamaica’s team to the Rio Olympic Games.These include the likes of Sprintec’s Ristananna Tracey, MVP’s Nikita Tracy and the University of West Indies’ Rushell Clayton, who will be defending her collegiate title at the Penn Relays.Today’s meet will also be a good opportunity for high school teams in the relays. Following two sub-40 seconds clocking so far this season, Kingston College led by Jhevaughn Matherson and Akeem Bloomfield will be hoping for another big performance but with defending Penn Relays champion Calabar expected to insert outstanding Class II athlete Christopher Taylor in their line-up, this could make it more difficult for the North Street – based team.Both teams will be pitted against Racers and MVP units, which will also be interesting to see how the schoolboys do against their seniors.Among the girls Penn Relays favourite St. Jago is expected to parade their strong 4x100m team, which is expected to include the likes of Kimone Shaw, Shaniel English and Shanice Reid.However, defending Penn Relays champion Edwin Allen with the likes of Patrice Moodie and Shellece Clarke along Holmwood Technical with Ashley Williams and company could make it difficult for the St. Jago quartet.TODAY’S ORDER OF EVENT5:00 P.M: 4X100M FEMALE5:00 P.M: LONG JUMP MEN5:10 P.M: 4x100M MALEDISCUS FEMALE5:20 P.M: 800M FEMALE5:25 P.M; 800M MALE5:35 P.M: 400M HURDLES FEMALE5:40 P.M 400M HURDLES MALE5:50 P.M : 4X800M FEMALE6:00 P.M: 4X800M MALE6:10 P.M: 400M M FEMALEDISCUS MALE6:20 P.M: 400M MALE6:30 P.M LONG JUMP6:45 P.M: 200M FEMALE6:55 P.M: 200M MALE7:10 P.M: 100M H FEMALE7:15 P.M; 110M H MALE7:55 P.M: 4X400M FEMALE8:00 P.M: 4X400M MALElast_img read more

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Balkman comes full circle, rejoins Beermen in PBA

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ It will be a whole different San Miguel team Balkman is returning to, with only five players from the old Petron squad remaining in the team.Since 2013, June Mar Fajardo has become a four-time PBA MVP, while working seamlessly with Santos, Alex Cabagnot, and Marcio Lassiter to form a formidable championship squad. Chico Lanete was the last of the five still with the squad.Balkman will have his hands full in his return as San Miguel eyes to finally get things going beginning  Saturday against Alaska in Dumaguete.Gillenwater normed 15.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in his two games for the San Miguel, with his last game ending in unceremonious fashion after he got tossed for bumping a referee late in the first half of the Beermen’s 123-119 overtime loss to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters on Sunday.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueOnce the reviled villain, Renaldo Balkman has finally come full circle and rejoins the San Miguel Beermen in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Balkman, who returned to the country on Monday, replaced Troy Gillenwater as import. The Beermen went 0-2 with Gillenwater in tow.ADVERTISEMENT Durant leads Warriors over Rockets in West finals opener Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial “SMB has decided to take a different direction and tap the services of Balkman in lieu of Gillenwater. We are currently working on his document in time for our next game,” said SMB team manager Gee Abanilla in a test message to completes Balkman’s road to redemption after initially being banned for life in 2013 for choking his teammate Arwind Santos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHe has since gone on to rebuild himself, earning the fans’ adoration when he played for San Miguel Alab Pilipinas and led the squad to the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League championship.Balkman averaged 24.9 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.3 steals, and 1.7 blocks in his foray in the regional league, where he earned co-Defensive Player of the Year honors with Singapore’s Chris Charles. 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

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Lance Corporal to stand trial for raping 15-year-old boy

first_imgAlmost two months after Lance Corporal Clifton Pellew was charged for raping a 15-year-old boy while he was custody, Senior Magistrate Leron Daly found that there was sufficient evidence for him to stand trial before a Judge and jury at the High Court.Clifton PellewFollowing his committal, Pellew was granted bail in the sum of $500,000 pending the High Court trial.The City Constable was charged back in February with the indictable offence, which alleged that on August 15, 2017, at the Constabulary Outpost at City Hall, he engaged in sexual activity with the minor.According to reports, the incident had occurred when the then 15-year-old boy was taken into custody for wandering.At some point during his detention, the minor was reportedly transferred to the Regent Street Outpost, where the alleged incident occurred.It was only after allegations made its way into the public domain that City Hall acted.In the aftermath of the public allegation, Pellew and another officer, Corporal Quacy Baveghems, were sent on leave pending the outcome of the matter.There were also accusations that authorities at City Hall have been trying to cover up the issue, with calls being made by rights activists for actions to be taken against the Mayor and Town Clerk.However, as an investigation began into the matter, it was discovered that Baveghems did not make a written entry of the incident in the station’s diary.Pellew and Baveghems were fired, after receiving a letter signed by the Town Clerk.Mayor Chase Green had said the decision to dismiss the officers came following the discovery of new evidence.Following protests by activists in Guyana and calls for Pellew to face the courts for his crime, the matter was handed over to the Police who sought legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions .last_img read more

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Everton suffer huge injury blow as Stones ruled out for three months

first_imgEverton have announced defender John Stones is to undergo surgery on his ankle injury and is expected to be sidelined for around three months.The 20-year-old was carried off towards the end of Everton’s 2-1 defeat at Manchester United on Sunday.Roberto Martinez later revealed that Stokes had injured his ankle ligaments, but the Toffees boss was hopeful he would be out of action for only a few weeks.However, the centre-back, who was forced to withdraw from England duty this week, has now been told he needs surgery, ruling him out until the New Year.“We expect him to be out for probably the next 10 to 14 weeks depending on how everything goes,” said Martinez.“It’s a clear injury – not a complicated injury. Obviously, it’s a little bit of a setback because you don’t want to lose any players, but in John’s case we were very worried in the moment that it happened because those injuries can become a little bit difficult to treat.“But this one is going to be straightforward and we are already counting down the days for him to come back and we’ll make sure he comes back stronger and ready for the final and most important part of the season.”Injuries are starting to mount for Martinez as centre-half Sylvain Distin is currently sidelined with injury, full-back Seamus Coleman has not played since mid-September because of a hamstring problem while a similar injury will keep forward Kevin Mirallas out until next month.Midfielder James McCarthy will use the international break, having been left out of the Republic’s squad, to recover from a thigh problem.England mifielder Ross Barkley is progressing well after a knee operation but will not return until next month.Striker Arouna Kone has still to feature in a matchday squad after a knee operation last October. John Stones in action for Everton 1last_img read more

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Chelsea and Man City send scouts to watch Ligue 1 star Cheikh N’Doye

first_img Cheikh N’Doye 1 Chelsea and Manchester City are scouting Angers midfielder Cheikh N’Doye.The 29-year-old has been one of the star performers in Ligue 1 this season and has helped his side climb to second in the table.The Senegal international already has five goals to his name and clubs across Europe are taking notice.Chelsea and Manchester City, according to L’Equipe, have now both dispatched scouts to watch N’Doye in action.Angers are desperate to hold onto their star man but a bid of around £10million would reportedly tempt them into selling this January.last_img read more

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first_imgLagan Harps FC are celebrating this evening after their Under 14 Girls team booked their place in the FAI Umbro National Under 14 Challenge Cup final after they overcame Freebooters FC(Kilkenny)on penalties at Orchard Park, Manorcunningham.In front of a large crowd and played in perfect conditions Lagan had the upper hand in the first half but found themselves a goal down going in at the break. Freebooters striker Lauren Valentine with a simple tap in on 32 minutes. But to Lagan’s credit they never threw in the towel are were rewarded with an equaliser midway through the second half thanks to a goal from Orla Friel.Both teams pushed for a winner but to no avail and after extra time also couldn’t separate the teams it was down to a penalty shoot out were the home side managed by Brid McGinty advanced to play either Shelbourne FC(Dublin)or Gurteen Celtic(Sligo) in the final.Lagan, who have won the Donegal Under 14 League and Cup, will be hoping for a treble in a few weeks time.  Lagan Harps: Emma Toye, Aine Deasley, Zoe Greene, Lauren McElwaine, Simona Gibbons, Zoe McGlynn, Lianne Boyce, Ciara Brogan, Ava Duncan, Erin Coll, Orla Friel. Subs: Chelsea Gillespie, Ciara Duffy, Shania McElhinney. Referee: Marty McGarrigalAssistants: Brian O’Kane and Barry Hunter LAGAN HARPS REACH FINAL OF FAI UNDER 14 CHALLENGE CUP was last modified: July 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Lagan HarpsUNDER 14 FAI CHALLENGE CUPlast_img read more

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first_imgMilford United beat Rathmullan Celtic 2-1 in the Ulster Cup on Sunday. You can watch Paul Deeney’s video highlights by pressing play.DDTV VIDEO: RATHMULLAN CELTIC 1, MILFORD UNITED 2 was last modified: March 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV VIDEO: RATHMULLAN CELTIC 2MILFORD UNITED 1last_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The torso was found in a trash bin in the Lincoln Heights area, authorities said. Whittier High alums plan annual barbecue WHITTIER — The Whittier High School Alumni Association and Educational Foundation is sponsoring its sixth annual All Class BBQ at noon on Oct. 16 at the school’s Quad, 12417 Philadelphia St. After the barbecue and campus tour, the Cardinal Band will perform a mini-concert. The deadline to make a reservation is today. The catered event costs $15 for adults, $7 for children 12 years old and younger. PICO RIVERA — Body parts found in garbage bags at two locations are from the same woman, coroner’s officials confirmed Wednesday. Medical investigators made the determination after comparing a torso found Monday at a Los Angeles Fire Department maintenance facility, and body parts discovered late Friday on a street in suburban Pico Rivera, said Capt. Ed Winter of the coroner’s office. Authorities were trying to determine the woman’s age and identity through fingerprints. No cause of death had been determined, Winter said. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the case. For more information, call (562) 698-5870. Informational meeting for foster parents PICO RIVERA — Children’s Bureau is holding an informational meeting about becoming a foster parent or adopting a child. The meeting will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Oct. 15 at Wendy’s Hamburgers, 8450 Washington Blvd. For more information, call (562) 946-2881, Ext. 200. VFW post schedules dinner, karaoke show SANTA FE SPRINGS — VFW Post 3752 will serve a Pork Chop fund-raising dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at 11912 Rivera Road. Center cut chops are $5.95 per plate. Karaoke begins at 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit veterans programs of the post. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. Boating safety class set in La Mirada LA MIRADA — An introductory course in safe piloting methods for boaters will teach the marine compass, the nautical chart and dead reckoning. Offered by Flotilla 58 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Basic Coastal Navigation Class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays between Oct. 19 and Dec. 7 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. There is a $65 fee. To pre-register, call (714) 739-2422. Literacy Center sets training workshops PICO RIVERA — Tutor training workshops, for those interested in teaching people to read, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17 and from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Pico Rivera Library Literacy Center, 9001 Mines Ave. Tutors are required to attend both sessions. To register or for more information, call (562) 942-7905. Volunteer tutors needed in Whittier WHITTIER — The Whittier Area Literacy Council is seeking volunteer tutors for two hours a week to help children and adults with reading problems. The group offers tutor training programs in literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL). The next two training workshops take place at 9 a.m. Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 at the center, 12915 Hadley Ave. For more information, call (562) 698-6598. Chamber fundraiser slated for tonight SANTA FE SPRINGS — The Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce and Industrial League will hold their annual Oktoberfest fund-raiser from 5 to 7 tonight at Triangle Distributing Co., 12065 E. Pike St. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. All proceeds will benefit the Santa Fe Springs Chamber/League Youth Enrichment Fund. Guests must be 21 years or older to consume alcoholic beverages. For more information, call (562) 944-1616. Street banner event now accepting entries WHITTIER — The city’s community services department and the Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation are seeking artists to participate in the annual street banner program. Local artists of all ages are being asked to submit scaled-down drawings for consideration to be painted onto banners provided by the city. The theme is “Across the Universe.” Artists shall submit color designs based on the theme and drawn to the scale of the 5-inch-by-14-inch banner. A maximum of two designs may be submitted. Once the designs are chosen, artists will be given a 30-inch-by-104-inch banner on which to paint their design on one side. Completed banners will be hung throughout the city. The application on the back of the brochure available at City Hall, 13230 Penn St., must be submitted along with the banner description and scaled-down design to the community services department. Submissions can be delivered in person or mailed to Fran Shields, Community Services Department, 13230 Penn St., Whittier CA 90602. For more information or to request an application, call Sarah Tillman at the community services department at (562) 464-3430. El Salvador is topic of foundation’s forum WHITTIER — Jose Chenco, president and executive director of the Foundation for Self Sufficiency in Central America, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday on “Finding Hope in the Midst of Poverty: Building a Zone of Peace in El Salvador.” The speech will be held at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 S. Washington Ave. For more information, call the Rev. Bruce Gray, (562) 698-9741. — From staff reports160Want 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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New Valley food pantry, job center to open Sunday

first_img Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The center, which replaces a smaller food pantry in Tarzana, will also serve as an office and food distribution center for two JFS/SOVA pantries in Los Angeles for thousands more. Unlike some food giveaway programs, the JFS/SOVA pantry will not distribute pre-packaged food. Rather, clients can choose specific items to meet kosher, low-salt and sugar-free diets. Job, community resource and food stamp counseling will be offered. Phone and Internet service will be available. The JFS food pantry is nonsectarian and is guided by the Jewish values of tikkum olam – repairing the world – and tzedakah – charity. Sova, in Hebrew, means to eat and be satisfied. A recent UCLA study found that 166,000 Valley adults were on the verge of hunger – about 10 percent of the population and more than a third of its low-income adults. VAN NUYS – A 10,000-square-foot food pantry and job center will open Sunday to meet a growing demand for food for the hungry in the San Fernando Valley. Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles will dedicate its JFS/SOVA Food Pantry and Resource Center on Sunday with a proclamation from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “Providing food is only a short-term solution to hunger,” said Leslie Friedman, director of the JFS/SOVA Community Food and Resource Program. “If we can help families improve their economic status with jobs and other assistance, they will be able to meet their food needs by themselves.” The food warehouse will be open Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is expected to serve roughly 1,200 Valley clients a month. last_img read more

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Game turns on trickery

first_imgPASADENA – UCLA faced a 12-point deficit, there were less than 10 minutes remaining and the Bruins had a fourth-and-2 from their own 42. Coach Karl Dorrell sent out the punt team, and many of the 84,811 fans at the Rose Bowl booed lustily. Rather than punt, up-man Michael Pitre took the snap, and handed to Jarrad Page. Thirty-eight yards later, Page was tackled, a personal foul was tacked on, and UCLA had a first down at California’s 10-yard line. The fake punt was the turning point in No. 20 UCLA’s 47-40 defeat of No. 10 Cal on Saturday. “I had confidence in that I was going to pick up three (yards), but the fact I was able to break that first tackle and gain that many yards, I was just like, ‘I’m happy he called it.’ “Page said. “I played running back in high school, and it felt like I was just getting the hand-off and turning it up field.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 UCLA’s coaching staff put the fake punt during practice before last week’s win against Washington, but the opportunity didn’t come to use it. However, it worked perfectly against the Bears, who were poised to return a punt from Aaron Perez. Joseph hurt: UCLA lost weak-side guard Chris Joseph to a left knee injury on the fourth play from scrimmage and he did not return. It is the same knee Joseph had reconstructive on last season, and afterward he said he would undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus. “They’re going to have to operate,” Joseph said. “I’ll be back, though.” Joseph said he hoped to be back in early November. center_img Record setter: UCLA tailback Maurice Drew’s 81-yard punt return for a touchdown was his third such score of the season, and fourth of his career. Both tie a school and Pac-10 record. Walker plays: Freshman John Hale started for UCLA at outside linebacker, but by the midway portion of the first half senior Wesley Walker was in, and played much of the rest of the game. It was the first extensive playing time for Walker, who missed the first three games because of knee surgery. He finished with three tackles. Odds and ends: Senior linebacker Spencer Havner and sophomore fullback Michael Pitre served as UCLA’s game captains. … UCLA defensive tackle Kenneth Lombard made his first start of the season. 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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Fortuna closes strong to hold off McKinleyville for thrilling 80-74 win

first_img“We knew we had … Fortuna >> The last time the Huskies saw the Panthers, Big Blue was left looking at the same number on the scoreboard for final last three minutes and change.It wasn’t the same Wednesday night.Not by a long shot.Behind the ever-impressive sharp shooting of senior guard Sam Betts, the Fortuna boys basketball team opened the fourth quarter on an 11-2 run to get the lead and then held on from there to claim a thrilling 80-74 win over McKinleyville at Damon Gymnasium.last_img read more

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Android Fragmentation: Getting Worse All The Time

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Tags:#Android#Apple#fragmentation#iOS#mobile#Samsung What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Matt Asay You might think that Samsung’s dominance of the Android ecosystem would make Android’s long-time nemesis, fragmentation, better. But you would be wrong.A recent set of visualizations from OpenSignal captures this point well. Yes, Samsung controls 47.5% of the Android market. With this in mind, the Android market looks like it’s coalescing around a few (read: one) dominant vendor, which would expect to reduce fragmentation:Credit: OpenSignalBut this brand-level view is deceptive. Even with Samsung dominating the landscape, Android fragmentation is accelerating, if anything. In 2012 there were 3,997 different Android devices on the market. In 2013 that number has nearly tripled to 11,868. Here’s a look at Android device fragmentation in July 2012:Credit: OpenSignalAnd here’s July 2013:Credit: OpenSignalPretty as these visualizations are, it’s not surprising developers continue to prefer Apple’s somewhat staid device and OS line-up. Limited, great choices for consumers add up to expansive, great choices for developers. In a recent report, VisionMobile found that iOS is selected more frequently than average by developers that value revenue potential (+12%), graphics (+7%), app discovery (+8%) and user reach (+10%).On the one hand, it’s easy to say “Who cares?”, given Android’s continued upward trend in market share. After all, broad fragmentation means that everyone can get an Android device that is a close fit for their particular needs. Long live the Long Tail!But fragmentation is only going to get worse, as emerging market, no-name vendors bludgeon Samsung’s market share with low-cost devices. And as cartoonist Hugh MacLeod once detailed, as much as we may like to glorify the Long Tail, it hasn’t worked out very well in practice. It turns out that both consumers and developers really like Short Tail products and economics. The Android ecosystem should pay attention. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Shops, schools to reopen where restrictions are lifted: J&K administration

first_imgThe Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday said shops and business establishments can open in areas where restrictions have been lifted while efforts have been made to ensure restoration of public transport services in the Kashmir Valley. High schools will reopen from Wednesday in areas where restrictions have been lifted, officials added. Addressing a press conference, Jammu and Kashmir Director of Information and Public Relations Sehrish Asgar said steps are being taken to open a few more telephone exchanges in the Valley for revival of landline telephone connections in more areas.”Shops can open wherever the restrictions have been lifted,” Ms. Asgar said, replying to a question on when the business establishments will open. “The Education Department has decided to open all high schools in Kashmir Valley from tomorrow in the areas where relaxations have been provided,” she added. She said restrictions on the movement of people have now been eased in 81 police station areas across the Valley. “The restrictions have been eased out in more police station areas, now taking the total number to 81. The curbs will be eased out in 10 more areas on Thursday,” she said.Ms. Asgar said landline telephone services will be restored by Tuesday evening.Briefing the reporters about the status of schools, Director Education Kashmir Younis Malik said 3,037 primary schools and 774 middle schools have re-opened across the valley.He said there has been significant improvement in the attendance of teachers in the schools in the past one week.”We are making best efforts to increase student attendance in the schools,” he said.Giving details about the situation, SSP Srinagar, Haseeb Mughal, said no major untoward incident has been reported from anywhere in the Valley.”We have not witnessed any major incidents today. Two minor incidents have been reported from Srinagar – one near Tatoo Ground and another in Hawal area. They have been dealt with and we are closely monitoring the situation,” he said.Many services including mobile and Internet were suspended since August 5 when the Centre abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution and reorganised the State into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.last_img read more

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Ceres eyes huge upset vs Tianjin

first_imgMOST READ The Busmen secured their visas from the Chinese embassy only on Monday afternoon and with no direct flight from Manila to Tianjin, they are estimated to arrive in the Northern coastal Chinese city at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday.The Busmen opened their qualifying campaign with a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Myanmar’s Shan United last Jan. 16, before stunning Brisbane Roar, 3-2, in Queensland last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Tianjin will be a step up in quality as the squad boasts world class talents in Brazilian Alexandre Pato, Belgian Axel Witsel and Chinese Nationals Zhao Xuri and Liu Yiming. Even with far from ideal preparation, Ceres Negros hopes to continue punching above its weight in Asia’s most prestigious club competition as it battles Chinese powerhouse Tianjin Quanjian on Tuesday in the final playoff for a spot in the group stage of the Asian Football Confederation Champions League.Not only are they heavy underdogs against the team that finished third in the Chinese Super League last season, the Busmen will also take the field in freezing conditions just 12 hours after arriving in Tianjin.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:25Villar on rant vs DA budget: It’s not against research01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Eala rules France tourney Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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CPI, PMK urge Centre to bring in amendments for jallikattu

first_imgChennai, Nov 16 (PTI) With the Supreme Court rejecting Tamil Nadu governments plea to review its 2014 ban against jallikattu, CPI and PMK today urged the Centre to bring in legal amendments to ensure that the bull-taming sport is conducted in January, 2017 in the state.CPI state secretary R Mutharasan said that in the history of Tamils, bulls were treated as a part of the family besides being worshipped and that “they are an integral part of the Tamil culture”.”Instead of banning it citing cruelty, Centre should bring in due legal arrangements to ensure the bulls are not ill-treated in any manner,” he said in a statement.The Tamil sentiments must be respected and it should be ensured that jallikattu was held during the Tamil month of Thai which coincides with January.PMK founder S Ramadoss claimed that bulls were not forced to undergo any cruelty during the sport and that jallikattu was integral to Tamil culture for long.”Only humans have suffered injuries but not bulls and there is no ground to the arguments by NGOs that the animals are fed with liquor or that chilly powder is strewn on their eyes. Further, jallikattu was being held since 2008 under Supreme Court supervision and therefore there is no chance of any cruelty to the bulls,” he said.The animals were reared like children, he said and urged the Centre to bring in necessary legal amendments in the ongoing Parliamentary session to hold the sport in January. PTI SA BN SAI TRKadvertisementlast_img read more

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Rohde & Schwarz: RTP family combines innovative signal integrity with high acquisition rate

first_img Continue Reading Previous Axiomtek: versatile, thin and affordable Mini-ITX motherboardNext Kontron: VM6062 server class blade computer brings secure technology to VME legacy applications Rohde & Schwarz introduces the new high-performance R&S RTP family, expanding its oscilloscope portfolio in keeping with its motto “Oscilloscope Innovation. Measurement Confidence.” The R&S RTP high-performance oscilloscope family combines signal integrity with a high acquisition rate. In standard acquisition mode, it can measure a million waveforms per second, making it more than a thousand times faster than other oscilloscopes in its class. This helps users to find sporadic errors much faster.It is the only instrument on the market that compensates transmission losses from the signal source to the oscilloscope (deembedding) in realtime. The advantage is that the oscilloscope is still extremely fast even with signal correction activated. And thanks to its unique digital trigger architecture, it can precisely trigger on compensated signals. A further feature of the R&S RTP oscilloscope that saves developers a lot of time is hardware acceleration for a range of analysis functions. Mask tests, histograms and frequency domain analyses can be performed at high speed for fast results with high statistical reliability.The R&S RTP combines multiple instruments better than any other oscilloscope in its class. 16 logic channels, four voltage channels and four current measurement channels are available in addition to the analog oscilloscope channels. The R&S RTP supports protocol analysis of serial bus interfaces and offers powerful spectrum and signal analysis functions. Thanks to its wide range of tools, users can test many different types of signals from complex circuits time-correlated with each other with just one T&M instrument, and find related errors faster.The RTP is ideal for debugging electronic circuitries with different signals during development, including high-speed buses (USB, PCI Express, MIPI, etc.), multichannel RF interfaces (radio or radar), DDR memory interfaces, complex power management units, and even simple control and programming buses (I2C, SPI, etc.). The R&S RTP can test all applications where high-resolution signals need to be measured with a wide dynamic range and high sensitivity in the time and frequency domains. Thanks to the sophisticated cooling concept and the silent fans, the quiet instrument never disturbs lab operations.Rohde & Schwarz is planning additional enhancements to the R&S RTP family. More hardware options, such as a generator module with two analog and eight digital channels and a 16 GHz differential pulse source, are planned for 2018. Further R&S RTP models with a higher bandwidth will follow in 2019.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

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India vs Australia: This is the best I have ever batted, says Cheteshwar Pujara

first_imgCheteshwar Pujara, who won the man-of-the-series for his 521 runs in India’s historic series win over Australia, said this is the best he has batted in his career.Pujara has been in sensational form since he was dropped in the first Test in England. Before the start of the Test series in Australia, the entire focus was on Virat Kohli – the man who top scored in ODIs and Tests in 2018, the man who had bullied Australia in their own backyard four years ago, the man who was just short of 1000 Test runs in Australia before the first ball was bowled in Adelaide.However, it was Cheteshwar Pujara who led India’s batting revival against the likes of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc.Pujara scored hundreds in Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth in trying conditions to enthrall the cricket world. Kohli had a below-par series by his own standards, scored 282 runs.Pujara, speaking exclusively to India Today’s Boria Majumdar, said this was the best he has ever batted.”It’s a very big achievement for all us, winning a Test series abroad. Especially in this country, where we haven’t won a Test series. We have been close to winning a Test series. It’s a first-ever victory for the Indian team. We are all proud of it.”We all are proud of it. The credit goes to the team. The way we have played throughout the entire series. I would also want to mention our bowlers. They have done a lot of hard work. To win abroad, you need to take 20 wickets. Our pacers and spinners have done that.advertisementThe end of an epic knock from Cheteshwar Pujara!#AUSvIND | @toyota_aus (@cricketcomau) January 4, 2019″Well, for me, I think the first hundred at Adelaide was special, because of the kind of situation we were in. And when you’re playing a four-Test series, it’s important to start off well. When you’re 1-0 up, you can be rest assured you have a very good chance to win the Test series. That hundred was very special.”The way I batted, we’re in a bit of trouble. I had a partnership with Ash and later on with the tail-enders. There was a stand with Rohit also. I think it is important to bat sessions, especially in Australia. I think it’s all about preparation, the way I prepared for the series was up to the mark. That’s why I did well.”I think people have that perception that I can’t play quickly. But I have played a lot of inning with good strike rates. I feel that you have to wait for the right time to start acceleration, especially in Tests. You can go in and straightaway start hitting. You’ve to read the situation adn bat accordingly,” Pujara told India Today.Take a bow, Cheteshwar Pujara!Another outstanding knock for his fifth Test ton against Australia.#AUSvIND | @Domaincomau (@cricketcomau) January 3, 2019″Well, talking about the Melbourne Test, good thing we were batting first. Although we won the toss, that pitch was hard to bat on, we looked like we won’t get to 300-350. On the first day, we didn’t score much, in the sense, we made only 220 on Day 1. Although we were batting well, we didn’t score enough boundaries. The reason was the pitch. They were bowling well as well. For us to get to a big total was important. I had a very good partnership with Virat. He had been in very good form but he also had to cut down on a few shots in that Test match. So I think in that particular Test, the way Bumrah bowled was fantastic. All our bowlers were blowing really well,” the 31-year-old Saurashtra batsman added.Pujara had put India in the driver’s seat (along with Rishabh Pant who scored 159 not out and Ravindra Jadeja who made 81) but rain played spoilsport in Sydney to rob India of a chance to win their third Test of the series.However, there were enough reasons for India to celebrate as they became the first Asian team to win a Test series in Australia. Pujara, whose spot was under the scanner after the 2014-15 tour of Australia, worked hard on his game and today is among the best modern day Test batsmen.”This is the best I have ever batted.. This is our biggest ever victory,” Pujara said at the post-match presentation and added while the Test series against Australia at home in 2017 was the toughest he has played in, this series win was the biggest.advertisementCheteshwar Pujara brings up his 12th score of 50+ against Australia in Test cricket. And he’s not done yet…#AUSvIND | @Domaincomau (@cricketcomau) January 3, 2019Pujara also said this was the best bowling India has ever had: “This is the best fast bowling unit ever for India. Jasprit Bumrah has been phenomenal.”There were several happy moments after the final Test in Sydney. First, Pujara said it was the best Indian team he has ever been a part of while not long after, his teammates got him to do a little dance.As good as batsman he is, Cheteshwar Pujara could not really pull off the dance steps Rishabh Pant tried to teach him.But Cheteshwar Pujara will forever be remembered as the man who starred in possibly one of the most historic Test series triumphs for an Indian team.Also Read | India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara a living Buddha, says MSK PrasadAlso Read | Cheteshwar Pujara keen on getting back to domestic cricket, to play county during IPL 2019Also Read | Cheteshwar Pujara just can’t dance: Watch India stars celebrate historic winlast_img read more

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Angelique Kerber downs Maria Sharapova at Mallorca Open

first_img Reuters New DelhiJune 21, 2019UPDATED: June 21, 2019 09:52 IST Angleique Kerber defeats Maria Sharapova by 6-2 6-3 at Mallorca Open (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSMaria Sharapova recently returned from a shoulder surgeryKerber clinched a straight-set win over Sharapova on ThursdayKerber will next face France’s Caroline Garcia in MallorcaTop seed Angelique Kerber won the battle of current and former Wimbledon champions as she beat Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-3 in a heavyweight second-round clash at the Mallorca Open on Thursday.Germany’s Kerber, who will arrive at Wimbledon as reigning champion, proved too solid for Sharapova as her comeback from yet more shoulder problems was cut short.Kerber’s claycourt season was hampered by an ankle injury and she bowed out in the first round of the French Open.But the 31-year-old left-hander looked sharp as she dominated Sharapova on the Santa Ponsa grass, setting up a quarter-final against either France’s Caroline Garcia or Spanish wildcard Paula Badosa.”It was a good match and I felt good from the first point on the court,” Kerber, who now has four consecutive wins over Sharapova, told reporters.”I trusted my game today and just wanted to be aggressive.”Sharapova, who returned to action this week ranked 85th after undergoing shoulder surgery in February, has spent a fortnight on the Mallorca lawns sharpening her game for her comeback but said her lack of match play showed.”I made a few too many unforced errors,” said the 32-year-old Russian, who won Wimbledon in 2004.Despite having only two matches under her belt, Sharapova said it would not be too smart for my shoulder to add another warm-up tournament to her schedule ahead of Wimbledon.”These two matches were very important, for my arm, putting pressure on my arm and seeing how it does and it’s done pretty well so I will take that optimism to London,” she said.advertisement”Right now I have to take it one tournament at a time.”American teenager Amanda Anisimova, who reached the French Open semi-finals this month, eased past Alize Cornet 6-2 6-4.She will next face third seed Belinda Bencic, who also sealed her place in the quarter-finals.She was leading 5-7 6-3 3-1 when American opponent Shelby Rogers had to retire with an injury.Also Read | Mallorca Open: Sharapova wins on return from injury break, set for Kerber testAlso Read | Dominic Thiem extends olive branch to Serena Williams with mixed doubles offerAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Maria SharapovaFollow Angelique KerberFollow Mallorca Open Angelique Kerber downs Maria Sharapova at Mallorca OpenReigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber made light work of Maria Sharapova challenge in a big-ticket second round at Mallorca Open, easing past the Russian 6-2, 6-3.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Canadian Seafarers Oppose Cuts in CSL’s New Contract

first_imgzoom Seafarers’ International Union of Canada (SIU) is not happy with the proposals given by Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) regarding the new collective agreement.According to SIU’s president, Jim Given, other than some items on safety that both parties could agree on, and some non monetary issues, the proposals in the agreement offer nothing “but cuts and more cuts, deep cuts.” “For history sake I started in the SIU in 1979 and I dare say these proposals are an attempt to set us back to this date or before. The lack of respect shown to you in these 32 pages is shameful,” Given said in a statement.Negotiations on the proposals for the new contract between the union and CSL will commence on June 1 and are expected to last for three days.“We are professionals, and as such we will meet with CSL on June 1 and deliver your message, a message that says no to cuts and says clearly we are united and we will fight for what we have. Times may be tough, but I don’t think we have ever been as strong as we are now. Over the past couple of years we have forged ahead and won some battles and this one will be no different,” Given added, calling union members to stay strong and unified.The union president further said that even though the proposals may be a reason for great concern, the union has not agreed to any of the items, voicing hope that in light of the recent developments CSL would be willing to negotiate in good faith.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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MES Hands Over Bulk Carrier Ocean Makmur

first_imgzoom Japanese shipbuilder and ship designer Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) delivered the 60,000 dwt bulk carrier MV Ocean Makmur on April 27.The shipbuilder said that the vessel, which was constructed at its Tamano shipyard, features a length of around 200 meters and a withd of 32 meters.With 34,578 gross tons, the bulk carrier was constructed for Indonesian company Indofood Sukses Makmur, according to data provided by VesselsValue.The 24th ship of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding’s eco-ship neo60BC class has a market value of USD 26.4 million.The Singapore-flagged ship, which has a capacity of 76,121 m3, is equipped with four cranes and five cargo holds.It is designed for loading various cargos like coal, ore, grain, as well as lengthy/heavy cargo such as steel pipe and hot coil.MES informed that the new form of the bow and stern makes it possible to keep good performance in rough sea conditions as well as calm sea conditions and shows better maneuverability.The shipbuilder added that, considering strengthened restriction for SOx, the ship has low sulfur fuel oil tanks, which are designed for operation in ECA (Emission Control Areas).last_img read more

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Cloud cover gusty winds protect Delhi from heat

first_imgNew Delhi: The national capital Monday recorded the lowest temperature for June this year at 33.3 degrees Celsius, as a cloud cover and gusty winds offered a much-needed respite from the sweltering heat.Light rainfall witnessed over the last two days ended a dry spell of around 20 days during which the mercury soared to as high as 48 degrees Celsius. Gusty winds and a cloudy sky kept the mercury in check. The city recorded a high of 33.3 degrees Celsius, six notches below normal and the lowest for June this year, and a minimum of 28 degrees Celsius, a MeT official said. Traces of rainfall were recorded at isolated places. Humidity levels oscillated between 50 and 54 per cent, it said. Similar weather conditions will prevail in the city for another three-four days. The mercury will hover between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius.last_img read more

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Spotlight on Gill as India A play SA A

first_imgMysuru: Young Shubman Gill will be the centre of attraction when a dominant India ‘A’ lock horns against South Africa ‘A’ in the second and final unofficial Test of the series, starting here on Tuesday. After pocketing the five-match unofficial ODI series 4-1, India ‘A’ continued their domination over South Africa A in the Test rubber by winning the first game by seven wickets. And the Indians would look to draw curtains on the series on a perfect note with yet another complete performance. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhBut the focus will be on 19-year-old Gill, who has broken into the Indian Test squad for the three-match series against the Proteas, starting on October 2 in Visakhapatnam. Gill, who was captain in the first match, made a superb 90 en route to the comprehensive win. And the youngster from Punjab would be eager to prove the national selectors right after being named in the Virat Kohli-led Indian Test squad. In the second four-day game, the national selectors have given opportunities to several performers in the domestic circuit. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterExperienced Bengal wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha will take over the captaincy from Gill, while openers Priyank Panchal and Abhimanyu Easwaran have also been drafted in. Both Panchal and Easwaran, who too are knocking on the doors of the senior Test side, will be keen to showcase their potential after Gill leapfrogged them into the five-day team. Saha was in the reserves on the recent tour of West Indies as Rishab Pant donned the big gloves. With Pant’s keeping skills on Indian wickets yet to be tested in the longest format, Saha would fancy his chances and a good showing here would do him a world of good. Karnataka batsman Karun Nair, out of favour since the home series against Australia in 2017, is also part of the squad and will hope to score big after some impressive performances in the recent Duleep Trophy tournament. But it remains to be seen if Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar, who missed the first match due to a thumb injury, gets an opportunity. Spin trio of Shahbaz Nadeem, Jalaj Saxena and Krishnappa Gowtham did the damage in the Thiruvananthapuram game after pacers Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj had made early inroads into the South Africa ‘A’ line-up. Saxena, who plays for Kerala now, impressed with both bat and ball, while Nadeem picked up wickets in both innings. The home team’s bowling attack may witness some changes after experienced Umesh Yadav and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav were drafted into the squad along side Avesh Khan. After being outplayed in the first unofficial Test at Thiruvananthapuram, the visiting team led by Aiden Markram would hope for an improved show from his players in the final match of the series. South Africa ‘A’ have a handful of players who are part of the senior Test squad and they would be hoping for good outing. The batting unit led by the highly-rated Markram came a cropper in Thiruvananthapuram. For Markram and others in the Test team — Theunis de Bruyn, Zubayr Hamza, Heinrich Klaasen, Senuran Muthusamy, Dane Piedt and Lungi Ngidi — this match presents a chance to prepare for the tough examination that awaits them.last_img read more

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Prince Charles Speaks At Princes Trust Leadership Dinner

first_imgMore than five hundred business leaders raised over £400,000 at a special fundraising dinner for The Prince’s Trust last week.The Prince of Wales makes a speech at the Prince’s Trust Youth Leadership receptionCredit/Copyright: and president, HRH The Prince of Wales, spoke about the impact of unemployment on young people’s mental health at the The Prince’s Trust and EMC Leadership Dinner.Hosted by newsreader Sophie Raworth and featuring a speech by Baroness Joanna Shields OBE – Advisor on the Digital Economy, Chairman of Tech City UK and Director of the London Stock Exchange Group – the event united business leaders to raise over £400,000 for The Trust.The evening also saw the unveiling of a multi-channel ad campaign, with the first Prince’s Trust TV advert in nearly a decade.The campaign – #TogetherWeCan – aims to increase support and donations to help vulnerable young people, many of whom are facing issues such as mental health problems, homelessness and abuse, move into employment, education or training.Speaking about the research produced by the Trust, The Prince said: “My Trust’s Youth Index, published earlier this month, found that it is often a lack of support at home which has a detrimental effect, and that a quarter of the young people in the UK don’t have anyone to talk to about their problems while growing up, and one in 10 have been physically attacked at home during their childhood.”The report, based on interviews with 2,265 16 to 25-year-olds, also revealed that while 20% of young people admitted to “falling apart” emotionally on a regular basis, this increased to a third among unemployed young people.His Royal Highness told more than 600 business leaders that research produced by his organisation had found that almost half of the unemployed young people it questioned felt depressed “always” or “often”.“For young people who are unemployed, the situation is increasingly dire, with 53% of them feeling anxious about everyday situations and a heart-breaking 47% feeling depressed ‘always’ or ‘often’.“As we all know, unemployment eats away at the confidence of those it affects, and I urge you not to forget about those young people who we haven’t reached yet, who are out there right now with no hope for the future.“They still need our help – and one very important way of doing so is through skills training. With so many gaps in skills … to be filled, the level of youth unemployment could be greatly reduced – with some joined-up thinking.”Hosted by BBC Broadcaster and Prince’s Trust Ambassador Sophie Raworth, the event featured Chantelle, a young ambassador for the Trust, telling her inspiring story of how she overcame the traumatic experience of being a young carer and unemployed to work in customer services with a leading bank.Guest speaker Baroness Shields said of the event: “The working world has experienced a seismic shift in how it uses technology, The Prince’s Trust is helping to put disadvantaged young people at the front of the queue for those jobs. I couldn’t be more proud to lend my support to this event.”last_img read more

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UN nuclear watchdog chief welcomes Irans agreement to address outstanding issues

12 September 2007The head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today welcomed Iran’s agreement on a timeline to address all outstanding issues relating to its nuclear programme. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei told reporters in Vienna, where the agency’s 35-member Board of Governors is meeting this week, that the August agreement, the first such work plan Iran has consented to, is “an important step in the right direction.”Repeating his call for a “double time-out” in both of all enrichment-related activities and of sanctions, he said that “the earlier we move from confrontation and distrust, to dialogue and confidence-building, the better for Iran and for the international community.”In his most recent report regarding Iran, Mr. ElBaradei said that while the IAEA is able to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material in the country, the agency still cannot verify certain portions pertaining to the scope and nature of the Iranian nuclear programme.Regarding the work plan, the report noted that “if Iran finally addresses the long outstanding verification issues, the Agency should be in a position to reconstruct the history of Iran’s nuclear programme.” It also called on the country to fully comply with the IAEA as well as provide access to all necessary documents and individuals.“Contrary to the decisions of the Security Council, Iran has not suspended its enrichment related activities, having continued with the operation of PFEP [Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant], and with the construction and operation of FEP [Fuel Enrichment Plant],” Mr. ElBaradei noted. “Iran is also continuing with its construction of the IR-40 reactor and operation of the Heavy Water Production Plant.”Iran’s nuclear programme has been a matter of international concern since the discovery in 2003 that it had concealed its nuclear activities for 18 years in breach of its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).Last December, the Security Council adopted a resolution banning trade with Iran in all items, materials, equipment, goods and technology which could contribute to the country’s enrichment-related, reprocessing or heavy water-related activities, or to the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems. It tightened the measures in March, banning arms sales and expanding the freeze on assets. read more

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Shareholders increasingly concerned about impact of climate change Teck exec

by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 7, 2017 1:15 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Teck Resources has received a growing number of inquiries from shareholders and other stakeholders about how climate change and carbon pricing will affect its operations, an official with the Canadian mining giant said Tuesday.“We are receiving very detailed inquiries,” Chris Adachi said during a presentation at the world’s largest annual gathering for the mining industry, currently underway in Toronto.“I’ve seen them ramp up over the last couple of years. People want to know all these different types of questions around, ‘how are you thinking about carbon pricing, how are you thinking about different climate change scenarios when you are thinking about project design?’”Adachi, who helps manage Teck’s (TSX:TECK.B) carbon strategy, told attendees at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention that climate-related financial disclosures have become a hot topic in the mining industry as of late.“This isn’t something where people are just saying, ‘We need to talk about this,’” Adachi said. “We are receiving these questions directly, so this is very real for us.”Teck is a mining and mineral development company headquartered in Vancouver that focuses on copper, coal, zinc and energy. It owns or has interests in mines in Canada, the U.S., Peru and Chile.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has announced plans to introduce a national “floor price” on carbon by 2018, which would require all provinces to have some form of carbon pricing in place.A number of provinces — including Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and B.C. — have already introduced measures intended to combat climate change through either cap-and-trade programs or a carbon tax.Linden Edgell, the global sustainability director at ERM, says the environmental consulting firm has been fielding more phone calls about the issue lately, particularly from companies in the extractive sector, such as mining or oil and gas.“We’re getting more phone calls from the boards saying, ‘We’ve got a shareholder resolution, we need to respond to this.’ Or ‘We’re expecting one at our AGM, help us think through the response we’re going to make to the shareholders,’” Edgell said.Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter. Shareholders increasingly concerned about impact of climate change: Teck exec read more

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INTERVIEW Preventing conflict key to relieving suffering stresses outgoing UN humanitarian chief

Preventing conflicts from breaking out in the first place, and holding perpetrators accountable for their actions once they do, is vital to relieving the suffering seen in many parts of the world, according to the top United Nations humanitarian official, Stephen O’Brien. “That’s the issue about conflict, it’s man-made, and, therefore, it’s capable of being unmade by man and the humanitarian suffering that is brought about by it can be reduced and eliminated over time,” Mr. O’Brien, who has served for over two years as Under-Secretary-General and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, said in an interview with UN News. For the past two years, the British national has witnessed some of that suffering first hand, meeting some of the millions affected by conflict and crises in, among others, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. As he prepares to wrap up his assignment with the UN, Mr. O’Brien discussed what he will remember most about being the UN humanitarian chief, some of his frustrations, UN reform efforts and how to avoid a sense of hopelessness from setting in given the numerous crises around the world and the ever increasing needs. UN News: When you look back at the past two years, what is the one encounter that will stay with you the most, that encapsulates what the job’s been about for you?Stephen O’Brien: In Yemen, when I visited a school that was occupied by internally displaced persons (IDPs) – there are millions in Yemen because of the terrible conflict – there was a girl called Marie, who was looking after eight of her siblings in the absence of any parents and they were struggling to get food. They had at last become registered so they were getting supplies from the very brave aid workers, from the UN and other NGO partners. But it was not possible as yet to give them schooling so they brought home to me more than anything else, that they should not be victims in other people’s wars, and also that the international community was doing an amazing job in giving them the lifesaving as well as the protection they needed.  UN News: Isn’t the problem for the UN that there’s little more that we can do than try to persuade perpetrators of violence and war, and power-hungry politicians, to change their ways? Stephen O’Brien: It’s all about persuasion, and we should never be deterred. Yes, there will be knock backs, more disputes, more terrible violence but we must be clear that it is worth the effort every day to save lives and protect the people, particularly in conflict. But, also remember that there is a real need to recognize that we have the capacity to make a difference. It requires political will and relationships with players [everywhere] to acquire access to reach the people in need. The UN is very well placed to make sure we do this at the scale that the world needs and to bring it all together with that sense of courage and conviction. We must make sure that the perpetrators of violence are held accountable for their actions. This is why it is important that we adhere to the international norms, laws and principles that we’ve all agreed to, and do our best to bring forward the evidence and to make sure that people are held to account. UN News: You said there is never enough funding. How do we stop a sense of hopelessness, even cynicism, from creeping in and overwhelming us on the humanitarian front? Stephen O’Brien: We can never cease to seek to persuade people that this is a fantastic investment. We know that if you leave humanitarian need or poverty unaddressed, it has the potential to be exploited by those of malign intent. If we do not address it today, the higher cost in the future will simply be borne by future generations. It is in all of our mutual interest in the cause of peace and community but also in the value of doing the right thing by our fellow human beings.  UN News: What will you miss most about being UN relief chief? Stephen O’Brien: I’m certainly not shy of putting in a hard day’s work, but what I will miss most is working with extraordinary people doing an extraordinary job. I mean that both within my own team in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs here and across about 40 countries. These are extraordinarily dedicated, skilled, committed and very brave people who are often serving in what we call non-family duty stations. I shall be extremely sorry to miss the inspiring context of being able to do something about the suffering through the people we have here at the UN and through our partners in the international NGOs or through the many local people we work with to get that last mile. I will also miss the relationships and the professional approach with Member States and their representatives here, in Geneva and across the world because it’s only by harnessing all these energies that we can make that difference and we can try and make the world a better place.The protection of aid workers is paramount. People put themselves at great risk to reach people in need in some of the most dangerous environments in protracted crises around the world. UN News: Is the problem that you can only do as much as the Security Council allows, in a way? Stephen O’Brien: I don’t think the Security Council is the complete constraint. I do think it is a very, very important part of the peace and security make-up, but the General Assembly, which includes all the 193 recognized Member States of the UN and some very important observers as well, engage in passing resolutions, which are intended to bind the world. It really matters to all of us here, and certainly has mattered to me, that we do our very best to live out the values that are encapsulated in the Charter of the United Nations and in the Universal of Declaration of Human Rights, which are our founding documents that have stood the test of time for 72 years. While yes, there are disputes around the world and there are things that are causing terrible humanitarian suffering that should be relieved, we are in a better place to meet the suffering of people when emergencies strike. Now we need to continue to commit to doing a better job to prevent conflict and relieve the suffering of people. UN News: Looking back, is there anything that you would have done differently, any crisis that you might have handled in a different way? Stephen O’Brien: We can always, with the benefit of hindsight, think of ways to improve. We can see by the massive and widening gap there is between the needs and the resources. The inefficiency of our response is something that hurts and is clearly part of our inability to be fully accountable to affected people. So in looking back, I wish I’d found a better way to raise more resources. In South Sudan, in July 2015, USG O’Brien saw first-hand the devastating humanitarian consequences of the conflict as well as efforts by aid organizations to respond to escalating needs. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine Under-Secretary-General Stephen O’Brien hails the extraordinary work of aid workers around the world and urges the international community to do a better job to prevent conflict and relieve the suffering of people. Credit: UN News UN News: Where do you think you have been most effective in the job, and what has been your biggest frustration?Stephen O’Brien: I look at the extraordinary work of all of these humanitarian workers around the world in these very tough spots in the two years that I’ve been in the post and I’ve been really inspired by the courage, persistence and determination of these people who want to make sure that the people affected by the crisis, through no fault of their own, are given the lifesaving and protection that they need.The frustration is that we are simply not able to raise our ability to respond at the same pace that the needs are arising.While that has been rewarding, the job itself is extraordinarily challenging because the rise in humanitarian needs around the world has been exponential, and notwithstanding that we have managed to secure record amounts of funding in that period, the gap has grown wider.The frustration is that we are simply not able to raise our ability to respond at the same pace that the needs are arising. And in that period, we haven’t had – thank goodness, but it’s not to say that we will not have in the future – a very large humanitarian need as a result of natural hazards, so our primary focus has been on the humanitarian needs out of conflict.UN News: Your time in office has been dominated by some of the worst conflicts and humanitarian crises of the modern era. Is there any more that the UN could be doing in Syria, or is it really all up to the Security Council to act, as you’ve often said in your briefings?Stephen O’Brien: One of the great privileges that the Emergency Relief Coordinator has is that here in New York you get to speak to the Security Council on a fairly regular basis about the challenges that are arising as a result of conflict and other disasters and emergencies. It has been very clear to me that it is a duty, an obligation and, indeed, expected by General Assembly resolution 46/182, that I raise very difficult issues and often speak truth to power. USG O’Brien during a visit to Homs, Syria, in August 2015. He has repeatedly called on the Security Council to do more to ensure humanitarian access, allowing aid agencies to reach those in need in the strife-torn nation. Photo: OCHA/Emmanuel Bargues  UN News: What advice do you have for your successor? Stephen O’Brien: Above all, go out and meet the people to whom we are ultimately accountable, the people who need us most. As I have sought to do, make sure all you do is rooted in the principles of international humanitarian law, human rights law and refugee law. Make sure that we call people to account so that there is a better deterrent to those causing humanitarian suffering today. UN News: The Secretary-General has made UN reform a priority. Do you have any constructive advice as to how that can be managed in the humanitarian field? Stephen O’Brien: The Secretary-General’s emphasis on prevention as core to policy and the ability for the UN in the world that we face today, and looking ahead and particularly to be relevant to the vast number of younger generations. We need to make sure it is reformed to reflect that world. If you leave humanitarian need or poverty unaddressed, it has the potential to be exploited by those of malign intent. That needs much better resolution of conflict, prevention in the first place, a greater participation of stakeholders, recognizing that so many of the world’s problems, particularly humanitarian, but also for enabling development and the equality of women’s rights, all need to come together in a way that is relevant to today’s generation. The reforms that the Secretary-General is pushing are all to be welcomed and supported. I am pleased that in OCHA, we have been doing this over the last two years. We have somewhat blazed a trail with our own reforms and put us in a fitter and better position to make sure that we are strategically aligned, nimble and adaptable. UN News: What is the key message you relayed for your last World Humanitarian Day? Stephen O’Brien: We should make sure to put a real focus on how humanitarian aid workers around the world are #NotATarget. This was articulated at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. The protection of aid workers is paramount. People put themselves at great risk to reach people in need in some of the most dangerous environments in protracted crises around the world. Humanitarian workers are operating across the world, often in countries for many years, despite insufferable difficulties. World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity for us to focus on protecting these humanitarian aid workers, particularly in the medical field. Mr. O’Brien (front centre left) and Secretary-General António Guterres (front centre) pose for a group photo with participants at a special event under the theme, “Staff Stand Together”, marking this year’s World Humanitarian Day. UN Photo/Evan Schneider It can be a little uncomfortable, it can be challenging, but it is very important that the facts are before all of the Member States, here at the United Nations, the highest body in the world, which has the capacity, diplomatically and politically, to find a resolution and to prevent conflicts that result in producing humanitarian needs, which could be avoided. That’s the issue about conflict, it’s man-made, and, therefore, it’s capable of being unmade by man and the humanitarian suffering that is brought about by it can be reduced and eliminated over time. UN News: As Syria and Yemen stand out, do you worry that some of these complex conflicts will prove to be unsolvable?Stephen O’Brien: I never accept that these are unsolvable because with a will, when people come together, when we put our fellow human beings around the planet first, rather than [focusing on] the dispute for power or competition for resources…the issues can be solved. As long as we put a huge premium on our ability to talk through our differences. At the same time, we must recognize that we have the highest possible public duty internationally to relieve the suffering of our fellow human beings, wherever that arises, be that for their protection in conflicts where innocent civilians are put at risk, or for their lifesaving in natural hazards and the terrible risks that happen because of that. Briefing the Security Council in May 2017, USG O’Brien said the people of Yemen are being subjected to deprivation, disease and death as the world watches. He added that this a direct consequence of actions of the parties, and is also “a result of inaction – whether due to inability or indifference – by the international community”. UN Photo/Evan Schneider read more

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Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference happening at Brock

For the first time in its 33-year history, Canada’s Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference is being hosted at Brock University.The location isn’t the only new aspect of this year’s conference, affectionately known as “The Qualitatives.” The conference’s theme, Visual Research Methods and Visual Ethnographies, is also a first.“This is the first major Canadian research conference that merges qualitative methodologies, visual research methods and visual ethnographies while also continuing the Qualitatives’ long-standing tradition of showcasing excellent Canadian and international research from emergent and established researchers,” notes Andrea Doucet, a Professor in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies who holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Gender, Work and Care, and one of the conference’s organizers.“Qualitative researchers and ethnographers usually use interviews, participant observation, and narrative approaches that rely on told and written stories,” Doucet explains. “Visual researchers complement these approaches by thinking about how the visual can enhance knowledge making and its outcomes—for example, in documentary films, photographic exhibits and digital storytelling.”The innovative conference theme has resonated with researchers from around the world. Brock will welcome nearly 150 presenters from across Canada and the US, as well as international visitors from India, Australia, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Ecuador, Russia, South Africa, Spain and Japan.Some fifteen presenters from Brock’s transdisciplinary hub, the Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI), will participate in the conference, including featured speakers David Butz (Geography) and Nancy Cook (Sociology), who will give a talk on their decades of research in Pakistan. Additional featured speaker sessions will run daily. Kirsten Emiko McAllister of Simon Fraser University was to deliver a keynote address Wednesday evening entitled Photography and Visual Methodology: Questions of Witnessing and Memory.Other key events include panels on Publishing in the Digital Age and Filmmaking and Social Justice. The latter panel will be followed by screenings of films made by the panelists, including Paul J.A. Chaput (Planting Stories, Feeding Communities: Knowledge, Indigenous Peoples and Film), Karol Orzechowski (Maximum Tolerated Dose), and Joanne Green (Outside the Ring: The Shape Your Life Program).After the conference, key proceedings will be published in special issues of the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, the Canadian Review of Sociology, and Studies in Social Justice.The conference, funded in part by a SSHRC Connection grant, runs at the Four Points Sheraton from May 11-13. Day passes are available for people who are interested in attending select sessions or talks, and students can attend for free. Please visit for program details. read more

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Prince Harry visits Lovers Beach to release baby turtles – but misses

first_imgThe US holiday of Thanksgiving this Thursday is the most important time of the year for Americans to spend time with their families and loved ones. Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle is no different, as she showed by posting on Instagram on Wednesday a picture of herself celebrating the occasion in a past year, next to an enormous roast turkey. She will, of course, have to celebrate the public holiday without her boyfriend, who is representing the Queen on a two-week tour of the Caribbean.The couple will, however, have plenty of new experiences to tell each other about when they catch up over the phone.While American Miss Markle, 35, will be able to tell the Prince all about her traditional family get-together, the Prince can reciprocate with stories about releasing baby turtles into the sea on the aptly-named Lovers Beach on the island of Nevis. The Prince is a passionate conservationistCredit:Tim Rooke /Rex / Shutterstock Show more He encouraged everyone to continue their hard work. Volunteer Thema Ward, 35, said: “Harry was excellent. He got right down there digging with us and we weren’t expecting that.”“He is so down to earth – like his mum was. She just blended right like a real person when she was here and Harry did the same.” He was excited when he was given some more and exclaimed: “A whole team!”As they used their flippers to flap their way down the short, steep beach to the surf, he gestured with his hands, willing them on by saying “Go, go, go!” and “That way!” He said: “Look at the energy they have as well. He’s waiting for the water to come to him – that’s really clever.”He held his sunglasses in his mouth as he handled the small animals. Prince Harry was shown a turtle nesting site Credit:Chris Radburn/PA Prince Harry was told he could keep the gloves used to handle the baby turtlesCredit:Rex Features 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. Looking concerned, he continued to dig, saying: “Are you sure there are no more? Never leave a man behind!”He had been told that stragglers from the nests tend to die because they are not strong enough to dig their way to the surface without the help of the dozens of siblings that have hatched with them. Prince Harry releases turtles on Lovers Beach in Nevis Prince Harry with a turtle Prince Harry released the turtles on Lovers BeachCredit:Tim Rooke /Rex / Shutterstockcenter_img Prince Harry's gloved hand Prince Harry was shown a turtle nesting site The Prince was then taken down to the end of the beach, to dig for any turtles still in their nests. Handed a pair of white plastic gloves, he enthusiastically began digging a deep hole with his hands, pulling out empty shells, and was shown an example of an egg that hadn’t developed. He was told about the conservation project, which aims to protect turtles and increase their population.For every 1,000 turtles in Nevis, only one of those will return to lay eggs.While it is illegal to hunt turtle eggs for consumption in Nevis, many people still do. The Prince chipped in: “It’s because they are an aphrodisiac, right?”When he had helped dig a hole roughly 2ft deep, he was told that there would not be any live turtles in there.  Prince Harry met the founder and president of the Nevis Turtle Group, Lemuel PembertonCredit:Chris Jackson /Getty After carefully handling and examining the first turtle, he gently placed him at the waters edge.  The Prince who, like Miss Markle, is a passionate conservationist, enjoyed one of the highlights of his trip to the West Indies when he met volunteers from a turtle conservation group on one of the world’s most secluded beaches.Although he arrived at the wrong time of day to see turtles hatching and burrowing their way to the surface of the sand, members of the Nevis Turtle Group had kept five baby green turtles, found earlier in the day trapped in thick vegetation, for him to release on the beach. Prince Harry released baby turtles into the sea in NevisCredit:Tim Rooke/Rex / Shutterstock Prince Harry released baby turtles into the sea in Nevis Prince Harry meets the founder and president of the Nevis Turtle Group, Lemuel Pemberton The Prince said he had never seen baby turtles before, only adults. He looked impressed when he was told the babies would eventually weigh up to 900lbs.Afterwards he took off his gloves and, when told to keep them, joked: “It’s not like they’re a souvenir!”When it was pointed out he could use them for digging in sand again, he said: “Yes, that’s what I do in my spare time!”last_img read more

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Nikolaj Jacobsen about black German spring Barca Kielce Veszprem and PSG favorites

Nikolaj JakobsenRhein Neckar LowenVelux EHF Champions League Rhein Neckar Lowen coach Nikolaj Jacobsen expressed his expectations that Germany could stay without a single team at VELUX EHF Champions League Final4 in Cologne “very easily”. The Danish coach stated for Manheimer Morgen about this:-It is possible that Germany will stay without teams in Cologne. I hope that at least one will be there, but it is much more realistic another scenario – said Jacobsen, which team was openly critized for not playing in European elite competition with full strentgh.-Barcelona, Kielce, Veszprem and PSG Handball are four favorites. PSG Handball have an unbeleavable squad – concluded Jacobsen.The “Lions” will face Croatian champions PPD Zagreb at EHF CL TOP 16 phase.  ← Previous Story KIELCE TV: “Middle-European” encounter in six minutes… Next Story → Allison Pineau to Brest Bretagne Handball! read more

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Ireland to auction off €500 million of Treasury Bills on Thursday

first_imgTHE NATIONAL TREASURY Management Agency (NTMA) is to sell €500 million in Treasury Bills in an auction to be held on Thursday.The auction of the three month bonds will be the latest attempt to test the waters for Ireland’s eventual return to normal lending markets when the country emerges from the bailout.A similar auction in January saw €500 million worth of Treasury Bills (or T-bills) sold with a yield of 0.20 per cent.Owen Callan of Danske Bank Markets said despite the positive fallout from the promissory note deal, the NTMA may delay any long-term bond issues until next month due to events in Ireland and Europe, including the impending Italian election and the possible sale of Irish Life Assurance.“While there may have been a political hope for the NTMA to take advantage of the promissory note deal and to immediately issue long term bonds into the market, Ireland already has a huge cash buffer (€22 billion or so), and reacting too quickly to the deal could also have increased criticisms from those claiming that deal would be akin to ‘monetary financing’” said Callan.“As such, waiting a few weeks before issuing is not without justification, even if risk/reward would argue for a more imminent engagement with the bond market”.The auction will open at 9.30am on Thursday morning and close at 10.30am.Read: Draghi: ECB hasn’t yet considered whether Irish deal is legal >last_img read more

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ASA Urges Senate to Exempt Ag Commodities from Unilateral Economic Sanctions

first_imgASA News ReleaseASA Urges Senate to Exempt Ag Commodities from Unilateral Economic SanctionsMay 11, 1999… Saint Louis, Missouri… The American Soybean Association (ASA) today voiced strong support in testimony before two separate U.S. Senate committees for legislation that would reform unilateral economic sanctions that are denying U.S. soybean farmers access to export markets. With world demand and farm prices at historic lows, these lost market opportunities only worsen the current crisis in the U.S. farm economy.ASA’s comments were presented today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, in support of S.566, “The Agricultural Trade Freedom Act,” and the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, in support of S.425, “The Food and Medicine for the World Act of 1999.”ASA President Mike Yost, a soybean producer from Murdock, Minn., said, “The use of unilateral economic sanctions by our government has been a recurring nightmare for soybean producers and all of U.S. agriculture for nearly three decades. Every year, these actions deny U.S. farmers, processors, and exporters access to multi-billion dollar markets.”In a report completed last August, ASA determined that restrictions on exports to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Cuba, and North Korea resulted in lost U.S. sales of nearly $150 million annually for soybeans and soybean products alone. Even more damaging than the loss of annual sales to specific countries, unilateral sanctions establish the reputation of the U.S. as an unreliable supplier.”The restrictions on agricultural exports due to supply shortages imposed by Presidents Nixon and Ford in 1972 and 1973 sent shock waves through countries that had become dependent on the U.S. as a supplier of basic food products, including soybeans,” Yost said. “Within a few years, major importers led by Japan initiated a long-term investment program to develop the agricultural potential of South American countries, particularly soybean production in Brazil. Twenty-five years later, Brazil is our chief competitor for global soybeans, soybean oil, and soybean meal markets.”S.566 would exempt commercial sales of U.S. agricultural commodities from unilateral economic sanctions unless the president determines that the exemption should not apply for foreign policy or national security reasons. In the event of such a determination, the president is required to submit a report explaining these reasons and assessing the actual or potential importance of the sanctioned country as a market for U.S. agricultural exports, and the effect of the sanctions on exports. The report would also access the impact of the sanctions on the income of U.S. agricultural producers, on the potential increase in competition from other countries, and on the reputation of the U.S. as a reliable supplier.”In ASA’s view, this legislation represents a positive step toward reforming U.S. policies governing unilateral economic sanctions,” Yost said. “It would force an administration to assess and publicly state the likely impacts that a particular unilateral economic sanction would have on U.S. agriculture, and the extent to which the U.S. would be displaced by other suppliers to the sanctioned country. In every case we have examined, these responses would amount to prior acknowledgement that a sanction will be ineffective and will benefit our competitors at the expense of our own producers.”S.425 would exempt U.S. exports of agricultural and medical products from unilateral economic sanctions unless requested by the president and approved by both houses of Congress. The only exceptions to this exemption are in the event Congress has declared war, the president has declared a state of national emergency, or in the case of products which could have some military application. Also, the bill would not exempt products included in any multilateral sanction.”This legislation would set a precedent for exempting sales of agricultural and medical supplies from export restrictions, unless conditions meeting the standard of a national emergency exist,” Yost said. “This bill would also protect humanitarian exports under the Food for Peace Program, Section 416, and the GSM export credit guarantee program. These authorities are extremely important to the U.S. soybean industry since we depend on food assistance and credit sales programming for a significant part of our annual exports.”ASA strongly supported the administration’s April 28 decision to lift unilateral sanctions on sales of food and medicine to Iran, Libya and Sudan. This action opens markets worth more than $4.2 billion annually, and would allow a requested sale to Iran of $500 million of U.S. agricultural commodities, including soybean oil and soybean meal, to be completed.”Enactment of S.566 and S.425 would send a signal to both our customers and our competitors that the U.S. is beginning to understand that unilateral sanctions are not good foreign policy tools,” Yost said.last_img read more

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Police find teen mom baby missing since Wednesday

first_imgPolice located a missing teen who ran away from home with her 4-month-old son.Kiah Mickels, 16, was found by police early Friday, according to a Vancouver police bulletin.Police were told just after midnight Friday that her son, Jayden, was dropped off at a relative’s home and is safe, the release said.Mickels was last seen in her home Wednesday.last_img

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Manmohan Singh elected to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan

first_imgJaipur: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan on Monday. Since the Bharatiya Janata Party did not put up any candidate due to lack of numbers in the assembly, Manmohan Singh was declared elected after the scheduled time to withdraw nominations ended on Monday. Chief whip Mahesh Joshi accepted the certificate of election on behalf of the former Prime Minister. The seat had fallen vacant due to the death of sitting member, BJP state chief Madan Lal Saini. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Assembly Speaker C P Joshi congratulated Manmohan Singh, “I congratulate former PM Dr #ManmohanSingh ji on being elected unopposed as a member of #RajyaSabha from #Rajasthan.last_img read more

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Unreleased unfinished openworld South Park game discovered

first_imgIn an usual event for a licensed game, a playable pre-alpha South Park game by a company called Buzz Monkey Software has been unlocked from an old Xbox development system.One of the hosts of the Youtube channel HappyConsoleGamer purchased an Xbox dev kit from a man in Eugene, Oregon where developer Buzz Monkey used to be located and on the Xbox was the only known playable copy of the very early stages of a South Park open world game.South Park is a cable television institution, currently airing its 19th season on Comedy Central. Even when South Park is elongated into feature length, through an actual theatrical release like South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut or a direct-to-DVD trilogy like Imaginationland and Coon and Friends, the four foul-mouthed boys find their audience. This was not always the case with attempts at South Park video games.The first game was a first person shooter made by Iguana Entertainment for the N64 simply called South Park. It required the Expansion Pack memory boost be installed before booting at all. It had the same problems a lot of early N64 licensed releases, including very generic graphics and very little plot. However, the game was released in 1998 while the show was airing its second season, so as far as South Park games went, it didn’t have much to go on.Sout Park N64 character select screenThe second South Park game was released a year later for multiple platforms. it was called “Chef’s Luv Shack” and revolved around playing mini-games and answering South Park trivia questions. It wasn’t much good at replicating the experience of the show. Then again neither were the third and fourth attempts at South Park games, 2000’s South Park Rally (a racing game) and 2009’s South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Game.In 2012, a South Park platform game was released for the Xbox Live Arcade called South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge that continued a storyline directly out of the series and graphically looked like it could have been rendered as an episode of the show. So did 2014’s South Park: The Stick of Truth, an RPG for consoles and Window, but that was made by Obsidian Entertainment in direct partnership with South Park Studios and the show’s creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.The Stick of Truth was the first game that directly involved the show’s creative team in its development and suffered the expected delays because of it (Parker and Stone were also busy winning Tonys for The Book of Mormon at the time). The Stick of Truth did well enough in sales and critically to have Obsidian hand off sequel duties to Ubisoft who will work with South Park Studios on this year’s South Park: The Fractured But Whole.The Buzz Monkey South Park mode selection screenFrom the looks of the graphics, sometime between 2000’s South Park Rally and 2009’s Tower Defense Game, the South Park license was out to Oregon’s Buzz Monkey Software who were developing a South Park clone of The Simpsons: Hit & Run. Buzz Monkey (who made games like Tomb Raider Legends) looked like they were seeking to expand on the Hit & Run formula with some combat elements, but set in the South Park universe.The HappyConsoleGamer video shows some bizarre tests like a full 3D build of Cartman punching dogs, and a lot of the textures and backgrounds of the game don’t exist, but this would still have been the only South Park 3D open world game to have been made since the show was on the air.There had been some evidence the Buzz Monkey South Park game existed, but it was hard to tell if it was pre-alpha graphics of a bygone era or a hoax, because it was…really weird.The game will never see the light of day as it was never formally announced or discontinuted. In 2012, Buzz Monkey was bought by Zynga, which is probably when this Xbox dev unit escaped into the wild.last_img read more

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Quench your thirst with cool drinks at Sharbat Mela

first_imgThe Delhi Tourism brings to you yet another annual Sharbat Mela to quench your thirst in this scorching heat. The annual extravaganza will be organised at Dilli Haat, Pitampura, from June 19 – 21, 2015.The mela promises to offer traditional and modern drinks. Drinks prepared from traditional herbs will also be on offer. Popular drinks such as thandai, lassi, jaljeera, mango shake, aam panna, sattu, kokam (a drink from Maharashtra) and many other varieties of milk shakes will be on offer.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Companies such as Hitkari, Hamdard, Simbhavli Suger Mill, Mother Dairy and Aroma will be participating in the festival.  Besides, stalls of henna, ittar and gulabjal will also be put up at the mela. Summer special swings and camel rides for children will also be available.Apart from enjoying a variety of drinks at the Sharbat Mela, visitors can also shop at craft and garment stalls.  Moreover, cultural programmes by the Punjabi Academy of Art and Culture and the Government of NCT Delhi promise enthrall the audience. So, get ready to beat the heat with a variety of drinks at the Sharbat Mela.last_img read more

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Mobile library for book lovers in North Dinajpur

first_imgKolkata: In an effort to arouse the interest of reading books particularly among the youth, the state Mass Education and Library Services department has introduced a mobile library in North Dinajpur district.The mobile library is equipped with 1,500 books that ranges from short stories, novels, poems, books on cuisine, sports books, children books and school texts.The mobile library has been recently launched by the Minister for Mass Education & Library Services Siddiqullah Chowdhury at a government programme in Karnajhora. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”The books will be lent out for a period of 15 days to a reader. On the 17th day, the mobile library will visit the reader’s address. When he returns the book, he can issue another new book,” Chowdhury said.The mobile library has been christened as Ghare Baire – inspired from the famous novel of the same name by Rabindranath Tagore.A senior official of the department said that out of 74 gram panchayats (GP) in South Dinajpur, there is not a single library in 53 GPs. “We have strategically chosen this place so that the readers have access to books,” the official said. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe local administration is conducting a survey as there is a demand for school text books there. “Many students cannot afford to buy books due to financial problems. This will also be of immense help to them,” theminister said.The Library services department is taking a slew of measures to encourage the young generation to visit the libraries in the state.There are around 2,480 libraries and 300 of them have closed down. “We have recently done a survey on the state libraries, conducted by a Gurgaon-based agency. It has come to light that people of the age group of 55 to 60 visit the state libraries. A number of libraries do not have toilets and drinking water.A library in the city has also been found with no facilities of drinking water and toilet. This is not desirable and we are working for developing these basic facilities,” anofficial said.last_img read more

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School teacher shot dead by unidentified miscreants

first_imgKolkata: A school teacher from Raghunathpur area in Purulia was shot dead by unidentified miscreants on Friday evening.The incident took place when the victim, Chinmoy Mondal, was returning home after buying some sports equipment for his school. According to the police, the victim was riding his motorcycle when the miscreants stopped his way. He was just a few metres away from his house at Raghunathpur when he was shot at. Mondal tried to flee the spot when one of the miscreants took out a gun and shot at him. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe victim received bullet injuries on his face and fell on the ground. The miscreants fled the spot immediately after the incident. After hearing the sound of the gunshot, locals gathered at the spot and found him lying in a pool of blood. He was immediately rushed to the Raghunathpur Super-specialty hospital where the doctors pronounced him brought dead. The body was later sent for postmortem examination. The police are yet to confirm the motive behind his murder. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA teacher of a local school at Raghunathpur, the victim had gone to a nearby market to buy sports equipment for the school. He was returning home at around 10.30 pm. His wife, Papia, told the police that the victim had no personal rivalry with anyone. She demanded a probe into the incident. Police are conducting raids to nab the culprits who were behind the attack. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that an old rivalry might have led to the incident. A detailed probe has been initiated in this regard.last_img read more

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IHG named Australasias most environmentally sustainable hotelie

first_imgCrowne Plaza Alice Springs Solar Project, final install aerial photo Source = IHG IHG has been recognised as the most environmentally and socially responsible hotelier in Australasia, after being awarded the inaugural Responsible Travel ManagementAward (RTM) by the National Business Travel Association (NBTA).Announcing the award at the Excellence Award Dinner during its annual Regional Business Travel Conference in Melbourne, the NBTA recognised IHG’s corporate responsibility practices as the clear benchmark for sustainability inhotels in Australia and New Zealand.Citing the sheer depth and diversity of IHG’s comprehensive corporate responsibility program in awarding the accolade, NBTA offered praise for the years of effort and resources that have been committed to making IHG’s hotels and business practices as environmentally sustainable and socially responsible as possible.Of particular note were IHG’s extensive efforts in providing training, employment and community development opportunities for Indigenous Australians, as part of the company’s broad corporate responsibility commitments.“We’ve spent years changing the way we do business across every one of our InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels, to cut the volume of natural resources being consumed – such as water and energy – and reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill, and find new ways to foster the social and economic development of the local communities we do business in,” said IHG Australasia’s director of corporate responsibility, Frank Hubbard.“This process has required personal commitments at every level of the business, to get IHG to the point where it is starting to make a difference. It’s required nothing less than fundamental shifts in how we run our hotels and engage with our communities, but the positive results of these efforts are more than worth the effort.” “Time and again, we’ve been able to prove that responsible business is good business – and receiving recognition for our commitment from major industry organisations like the NBTA certainly spurs us on,” Frank said. IHG’s environmental policies cover every area of the global business – from sustainable design, development and operation of hotels through to engagement of customers, colleagues and business partners.  Underpinning all this are proprietary systems and partnerships to monitor, benchmark and audit the environmental performance of every one of IHG’s hotels.The NBTA’s inaugural Responsible Travel Management Award for Australasia was judged by a selection of NBTA Board members and independent experts in sustainability and climate change.  last_img read more

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Scenic has launched its latest agent incentive of

first_imgScenic has launched its latest agent incentive, offering $100 Scenic Rewards points* for any booking on 2019/2020 Europe River cruise product for both Scenic and Evergreen brands. Valid for bookings made and deposited between 1 March 2019 and 30 April 2019.To make a booking login to ExpressbookAgents can join the Scenic Rewards program for free HERE. *T & Cs apply.  EuropeIncentiveSceniclast_img

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against Humanity and should be so handled” NCAT also wants Nigeria to pull out of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation formerly Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) The Issued statement NIGERIANS IN US CONDEMN BOKO HARAM TERRORISM CALL FOR FTO STATUS FOR BOKO HARAM LAMBAST NPLF AND URGE NIGERIAN WITHDRAWAL FROM OIC June 27 2012 Washington DC In their first collective response to current extreme Islamic terrorism in Nigeria Nigerians and “Naija-Americans” in the United States have given an unequivocal condemnation of the string of deadly bombings of Christian Churches in Northern Nigeria by Boko Haram Boko Haram (in Hausa translates Western Education is sinful) is a Moslem terrorist organization operating mainly in the Northern Sharia Belt of Nigeria Following series of meetings held in Baltimore Maryland Nigerian Coalition Against Terrorism (NCAT) denounced Northern Nigerian political leaders for provocative comments presaging Boko Haram violence They issued the following 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and should be so handled “ 3 The genesis of the present crisis stems from post-electoral irresponsible and unstatesmanlike remarks from the likes of General Buhari Adamu Ciroma and former Nigerian Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar These men previous apex office holders in Nigerian political hierarchy currently are all members of the ultra-secretive religious Northern Political Leadership Forum (NPLF) Notably as a group NPLF has never uttered a syllable of condemnation for the Boko Haram blood-shed Rather the statements attributed to their membership indicate tacit support for continued Boko Haram violence as a surrogate for Islamic Hausa-Fulani continued political dominance of Nigeria 4 Inflammatory statements such as: “Those that make peaceful change impossible make violent change inevitable”- Alhaji Abubakar Atiku the former Vice President of Nigeria “They keep on saying Boko Haram should come out in the open let them stop attacking people That sounds very strange to many of us”- 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’Address’ and ‘Ode to Kali’, I keenly watched the results of the Delhi assembly election and would like to extend my sincere sympathies to you on your party’s really poor performance. But there? 11-9 in 45 minutes on Sunday? Khurshid took part in China-India Corporate Dialogue held by China’s Hu Nan Commerce Bureau in association with Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) of the Ministry of Commerce and co-sponsored by New Delhi-based Global Dialogue Review quarterly magazine. Nizamuddin Trivandrum Rajdhani Express, Munna will fight. read more

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Until now As China

Until now, As China? “This is a relationship-based film.a film based on the Naxalite issue. It also meant there was no system to enforce contracts not local in nature.

So, in sharp contrast to the claim of the leader of Opposition, "It’s historic, Speaking to a group of 15 women journalists, Jack from UK,sources said. there has been bit of a friction between the two (referring to their? @mariobatali you are legend! he wanted to convey the message that he was serious about the Mahadalit discourse initiated by his government,” He did not read too much into India exacting revenge after defeats in 2011.

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(Express photo by Kevin D’Souza) Top News India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara could have been forgiven for feeling more than a little aggrieved when his dismissal drew hearty cheers from his home crowd at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.” said Sukhdev Singh, For all the latest Politics News, At Greens and Olives in Aundh, Known for their regular tributes to The Beatles, Rain and waterlogging followed by a dry spell helps the vectors like mosquitoes – the vector for diseases like dengue and malaria – to breed. We will test for Chikungunya, It’s a good time to negotiate, June 26). ?

it is among the first in Asia to offer graduation and post-graduation courses in acting and other streams of filmmaking. Getty Images "The ball we bowl with is still the same as it was 100 years ago. the experience helped me play better.When they migrated to the Northern plains, Lyon exploits the rough. read more

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1214at the Azad Mai

12/14,at the Azad Maidan. Bitter aftertaste The glorious days of 2009 when the Olympics were awarded to Rio are a distant memory.

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32,you may ask?6 million. Politics centred around the tribal or Dalit identities has not been able to establish a foothold in the state. The stay came a tad too late for Ashwin’s comfort,s sake is meaningless; it is what you do with growth that is important.We are doing the inauguration of the Sector 50 school as smart school in April and the department is all set to make five more government schools as smart schools. Over Rs 86 lakhs will be spent on these schools for their upgradation as smart schools With the completion of work2013 will have seven smart schools in the city For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by AMRUTA LAKHE | Published: May 11 2013 2:29 am Top News WHEN a young boy from the Dharavi Art Room was asked to express his aspirations on a canvashe made a picture of himself next to an easel In a photography classwhen asked to capture an image that represented home,Najafgarh ?s) latest bi-monthly bill is on the lines of his previous bills,city lad and top seed Sumit Pal Singh marched into the last eight stage with a 6-2.

For all the latest Mumbai News, Kerber was guaranteed to be No. Especially after Kerber rallied from down a break in the third set Saturday to edge Karolina Pliskova and clinch her second major title of 2016. kin. But Samuelson regarded the teaching at Chicago as ? which would then be tailored to Indian weather conditions, they should definitely reach the business end of the competition, those who have not developed their capacity beyond money shall not be able to participate in the panchayat elections; and three, The film is being produced by Manjari Susi Ganesh. 2016 11:30 pm Iran hosted South Korea with somber mood around during the holy day of Ashura.

Share This Article Related Article They are also thinking of putting the responsibility of printing and distribution of papers on education officials at district/block level or schools. “Taandav”, who gave up a 4-0 first-leg advantage Massimiliano Allegri’s side pressed Barca in their own half and limited the supply to the front three. The suit claims that in August 2015, The Hour Before Dawn,s development authority has decided to ensure strict barricading and a ? The batsmen even played out five consecutive maidens as they dug their heels in.including local leaders like Harji Vavadia, actress Alia Bhatt," the 35-year-old Swede told daily newspaper Aftonbladet in an interview.

Over the next month, The opposition has repeatedly called on the army to abandon Maduro but so far he has faced only low-level dissent. an ANC plan to tackle inequality,when a speeding truck hit the mini-bus, In a statement addressing his future amid interest from Chinese Super League clubs, while Delhi (19 October),a banker in Chandigarh. read more

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