Don’t ignore the Stocks and Shares ISA. It could make you a million or more!

first_img See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 17th August, 2020 The Stocks and Shares ISA is a financial product ignored by many people in the UK. According to figures from HMRC, in the 2018-2019 year, only 2.4m people across the nation contributed to one. Meanwhile, a survey a few years back found that around 40% of the population don’t even know what this ISA is. That’s a real shame. From a wealth-building perspective, this version of the ISA is very powerful. Contribute regularly, and it could make you an absolute fortune.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The Stocks and Shares ISA: the potential for high returnsA Stocks and Shares ISA won’t make you wealthy by itself. Ultimately, it’s just a tax wrapper. What can make you very wealthy, however, are the investments you can select within it.You see, with a Stocks and Shares ISA, you can invest in a wide range of high-growth investments, such as funds, investment trusts, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and shares.So, whereas with a Cash ISA, where you can only make a max of about 1% per year on your money, with a Stocks and Shares ISA it’s possible to generate returns of 10, 20, or even 30 times that!Powerful investment options The investment options you have are also amazing. One is to invest your money in funds, such as the popular Fundsmith Equity. This fund, which is run by Terry Smith – who’s also known as ‘Britain’s Warren Buffett’ – has turned a £10k investment into about £50k in less than a decade.Another option is an investment trust. One of the most popular right now is Scottish Mortgage. This particular trust (which has nothing to do with Scottish mortgages and actually owns growth stocks like Amazon and Tesla) has doubled investors’ money in just two years.A third option is to invest in individual shares. This approach requires more work, but the rewards can be greater. For example, had you invested £5k in real estate website company Rightmove a decade ago, that money would now be worth about £50k. Similarly, had you invested £5k in online supermarket Ocado five years ago, that money would now be worth about £32k. And, of course, all your investment gains in a Stocks and Shares ISA are completely tax-free. Make a £20k gain on a stock and you won’t have to pay a penny in Capital Gains Tax to HMRC.Make a million or moreHow much could you make with a Stocks and Shares ISA? That depends on how much you contribute (you can put in up to £20,000 per year) and the rate of return you make on your money.But, for example, if you were to invest £10k per year (about £833 per month) and earn 10% per year on your money, my calculations show that you’d be looking at a million-pound portfolio (with zero tax to pay) in around 25 years. Start investing at 40 and, by 65, you could be a member of the exclusive ‘ISA Millionaire’ club. That’s the power of the Stocks and Shares ISA. If you’re serious about building your wealth, this ISA is definitely worth a look. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Don’t ignore the Stocks and Shares ISA. It could make you a million or more! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Edward Sheldon owns shares in Rightmove, and Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust and has a position in Fundsmith. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and Tesla. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Rightmove and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

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3 reasons why I believe this FTSE 250 stock is a recovery buy

first_img Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Savvy investors have been looking at the FTSE for good recovery buys since the market crashed. I believe that Hiscox Ltd (LSE:HSX) could be an excellent recovery buy, and have put it on my watch list.Hiscox is an international specialist insurer that provides general and commercial insurance products to its customers. These products can range from general home insurance to more complex commercial insurance for businesses.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…FTSE recovery opportunityIn 2020 so far, HSX has lost approximately 40% of its share price value. At the turn of the year, shares were trading for 1,430p per share. As I write, shares can be picked up for just 848p. It is worth noting that at the height of the market crash, shares plummeted as low as 692p per share. It has recovered 25% since that low price.There are three key reasons I believe HSX represents a potential recovery opportunity. First, HSX was one of eight UK insurers that participated in a legal test case to determine whether it should pay out on business interruption claims related to Covid-19 and the pandemic. Based on a favourable High Court ruling, the payout it expects to make is less than one-third the amount initially feared. In monetary terms, this equates to approximately £100m in payouts. I believe this is a good result based on the fact it has approximately 34,000 business interruption policies. The payout figure could have been far higher.Second, at its current price, I feel shares are cheap to buy right now. The FTSE has been badly beaten by the Covid-19 pandemic and many share prices across it have been weighed down. HSX shares are trading at close to 1.5 times book value, which is a lot lower than in recent times. In addition, broker forecasts for 2021 suggest a healthy $0.74 earnings per share amount with a potential dividend of $0.42. For a company with HSX’s track record, this is an excellent price in my opinion.Trading updateThe final reason is the trading update HSX released today for the nine months to 30 September 2020. For me there were some key indicators showing HSX’s business is resilient against the backdrop of economic uncertainty. Gross written premiums grew by 2%. There was a growth in customer numbers and in the third quarter alone, premiums grew by 15%.Hiscox separates its business into different segments and nearly all of them saw some form of improvement since the crash. Retail reported growth in all five of its business units driven by its digital platforms. Reinsurance and Insurance-linked Strategy achieved good growth at July renewals with rates up 12% for the year.HSX has prudently prepared for catastrophe claims in the form of reserving $75m in the third quarter. I believe this shows financial resilience and good planning ahead despite the economic uncertainty across the world.My verdictOverall I would be willing to buy shares in HSX at its current price point. I firmly believe it is an FTSE recovery opportunity. The High Court ruling in its favour regarding business and interruption policies and today’s trading update solidify my belief. Don’t be surprised to see HSX’s price and performance continuing to creep in an upward trajectory over the coming months. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Jabran Khan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Jabran Khan I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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I reckon these 2 FTSE 100 stocks could be among the best shares to buy today

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I reckon these 2 FTSE 100 stocks could be among the best shares to buy today Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img I’m looking for the best shares to buy today, and I favour FTSE 100 stocks that have shown their resilience during the pandemic.Personally, I won’t be buying airlines such as easyJet or Ryanair. At some point both stocks could fly, and prove among the very best shares to buy for the recovery. But, as countries strengthen their travel bans, I don’t think we’re there yet.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Cineworld also worries me. The James Bond movie is postponed yet again, and streaming services are encroaching into its territory. The cinema chain has the liquidity to survive this year but I’d like to see signs of an economic recovery before taking a chance on it.I reckon Bunzl is one of the best shares to buyDistribution and outsourcing group Bunzl (LSE: BNZL) strikes me as one of the best FTSE 100 shares to buy for my portfolio now. It has risen steadily since last year’s crash, boosted by demand for its cleaning, hygiene, and healthcare offerings, including sanitisers, gloves, and face shields.The pandemic will not last forever, so this trend will eventually reverse. Brokers at Barclays have also warned of a backlash against disposable packaging, and single-use plastics make up about 15% of Bunzl’s sales. However, I would expect management to adapt and keep up with its competitors, if not stay one step ahead.I rate Bunzl as one of the best shares to buy because it offers my portfolio plenty of diversification, both by region and country. It looks pretty resilient, too, with strong cash flows and a robust balance sheet. The Bunzl share price may look pricey at 18.21 times earnings, but it yields a solid 2.09%. I’ll take that level of income these days.I’d also target the Barratt share priceThe UK property market is nothing if not resilient and I also favour housebuilder Barratt Developments. Management announced earlier this month that it planned to restart dividends after first-half forward sales jumped 14.3% to 13,588 homes. I’m a big fan of dividend stocks, and like to include some on my list of best shares to buy.The stamp duty holiday was in full swing during this period, and this will have bolstered demand. House sales and price growth may now have peaked and could slow once the tax break ends on 31 March. However, demand for housing in the UK continues to outstrip demand, and today’s record low mortgage rates should underpin sales.I’m hoping there is an opportunity here, with the Barratt share price trading at just 11.6 times earnings. I am tempted to add this stock to my portfolio today. I am viewing this as a long-term buy and hold investment, to give me more exposure to the housebuilding sector. At today’s valuation I see no point in waiting. Especially since sentiment could recover strongly once the dividend is restored.I reckon these are two of the best shares to buy today, for my own portfolio, as they should slot in nicely alongside my existing holdings. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Harvey Jones | Monday, 25th January, 2021 | More on: BDEV BNZL Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Julian White loses his head and tries to take off Malcolm O’Kellys

first_imgSunday Jan 20, 2008 Julian White loses his head and tries to take off Malcolm O’Kellys Leicester vs Leinster at Wellford Road yesterday turned out to be somewhat of a classic. A game full of incident and good rugby, it was marred by a few moments of insanity that are hard to comprehend.Big English front rower Julian White clearly lost his head after something must have been done to him deep in the trenches of the front row. He lost his cool completely, throwing a few airshots and then lining up big Malcolm O’Kelly and lauching a right hook that would have knocked most mere mortals to the ground.The human punch-bag O’kelly barely budged, and White got sent to the bin with nothing more than a yellow card. The citing commission is going to be busy this week.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Journalist speaker generates sell-out event for local hospice

first_imgA Hospice representative commented: “We knew Kate Adie would be a very popular choice of speaker but the response has been magnificent. She has really helped us to raise the profile of the event and of the Katharine House”. Howard Lake | 4 February 2005 | News Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Journalist speaker generates sell-out event for local hospicecenter_img Foreign correspondent Kate Adie is the guest speaker at the annual Ladies Luncheon for the Katharine House Hospice in Stafford, and the event in May has sold out quickly.Celebrities and notable people can prove particularly valuable supporters for smaller, local organisations. The announcement of journalist and author Kate Adie’s presence at the Katherine House Hospice’s event resulted in all 500 tickets selling out within two weeks. sold out within just 2 weeks of going on sale. Advertisement  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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MP Theresa May gives CfA Annual Lecture

first_img The Rt Hon. Theresa May, MP Shadow Leader of the House of Commons gave the 2006 Annual CfA Lecture yesterday in the Plaisterers’ Hall in London.More than 300 individuals representing charities, government, business and professional and learned societies attended this year’s Lecture and Reception. Speaking to the theme ‘The Role and Future of the Voluntary Sector in Britain’, she commented: “In my contacts with the sector across the country I am always struck by just how entrepreneurial so many of these groups are in developing innovative and exciting ways to help people with their problems”. Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 May 2006 | News MP Theresa May gives CfA Annual Lecture Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Starbucks supports charities with #RedCupCheer

first_img  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Starbucks supports charities with #RedCupCheer The Starbucks #RedCupCheer challenge saw UK charity supporters send almost 100k tweets in support of their favourite causes last month, resulting in 200 small and local charities winning grants from the company.Starbucks invited small and local charities to register for the challenge in November, with 200 chosen to participate. The 100 charities that received the most social media support won £1000 each, with the remaining 100 winning £500.Over the course of the three-week challenge, supporters were asked to raise some noise for their chosen causes by tweeting the charities’ names along with the #RedCupCheer tag. Success was measured across Twitter by the total number of mentions for each of the charity names used with the #RedCupCheer tag on Twitter. The total number of social shares of the cause page from neighbourly.com was also measured along with each one’s total number of followers, with scores combined to make each charity’s final total.Overall, more than 94,000 tweets and retweets using the tag were made, with followers sharing their support with photos and videos as well as festive tweets.Nick Davies, founder of neighbourly, said:“Red Cup Cheer is a fantastic way for Starbucks to connect with projects close to the hearts of customers and colleagues in their local communities.The overwhelming support and cheers for these causes right across the UK has been truly exciting.” Melanie May | 15 December 2015 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Tagged with: christmas corporate small charitieslast_img read more

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Jacobs Awarded Contract to Design Concept for Asteroid Capture System for NASA

first_img Subscribe More Cool Stuff 29 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Jacobs Awarded Contract to Design Concept for Asteroid Capture System for NASA From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | 1:45 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News center_img Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today it was awarded a Phase I contract for the conceptual design of an asteroid capture system for NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). The ARM forms a critical part of NASA’s technology development plans for future human spaceflight operations and the overarching goal of a manned Mars mission.The goal of this contract is to design a system capable of capturing and securing an asteroid as wide as 10 meters and as heavy as 1,000 metric tons. Jacobs’ concept uses a series of deployable booms that unfold and extend around the target asteroid. NASA is interested in the technology not only for ARM, but also for capture of unresponsive satellites or other large orbital debris.This is one of four awards made by NASA for asteroid capture system concepts. Jacobs is constructing a physical model of the proposed design and demonstrating a successful capture using a simulated asteroid.In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Robert Norfleet stated, “NASA is one of our most valued and longest enduring client relationships. We are proud to be selected for this significant project and look forward to the opportunity to continue building on our established relationship.”Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services. Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Community News 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Regé-Jean Page Receives an IMDb STARmeter Award

first_img Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Regé-Jean Page Receives an IMDb STARmeter Award Facebook Regé-Jean Page receives an IMDb STARmeter Award in the “Breakout” category.center_img TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleReport: Legal Cannabis Industry Now Supports 321,000 Full-Time American Jobs, Doubling in Size Since 2018Next articleBasware Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape Procure-to-Pay Assessment Digital AIM Web Support Twitterlast_img read more

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Biden, Sanders Address Possible Bailout & Mortgage Impact During Presidential Debate

first_imgSubscribe  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Rachel Williams Bernie Sanders HOUSING HUD Joe Biden mortgage Presidential debat 2020-03-15 Rachel Williams Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Biden, Sanders Address Possible Bailout & Mortgage Impact During Presidential Debate Biden, Sanders Address Possible Bailout & Mortgage Impact During Presidential Debate Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at [email protected] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Previous: HUD Suspends Face-to-Face Requirement in Response to COVID-19 Next: Activists Call for Halts on Foreclosures The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Bernie Sanders HOUSING HUD Joe Biden mortgage Presidential debat The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles On Sunday evening, presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders met in a debate heavily influenced by concerns over COVID-19—both in setup and content.Hosted by CNN, the 11th democratic debate was held without an audience with the candidates placed on podiums six-feet apart, a reflection of new measures that are being put in place across the nation to slow the spread of the virus.Both candidates focused on how the Coronavirus was impacting the national debate, with Sanders calling for a national reform to healthcareBiden’s and Sanders’ remarks are not surprising during a weekend already marked by response from the government and industry toward how mortgages will be impacted by Coronavirus.Earlier on Sunday, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates to zero and announced that over the coming months it will increase its holdings of Treasury securities by at least $500 billion and its holdings and agency mortgage-backed securities by at least $200 billion.On Saturday, HUD suspended face-to-face requirements in response to the virus.Editor’s note: This is a developing story, please check back. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Servicing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago March 15, 2020 1,220 Views Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

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Young people urged to be extra careful following reports of Derry rape

first_imgNewsx Adverts Pinterest Twitter Facebook Young people urged to be extra careful following reports of Derry rape Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Young people are being encouraged to move in pairs following reports that a teenage girl has been raped by a man wearing a Halloween mask in Derry.The attack happened in Edenmore Street near the Northland Road shortly before 1am yesterday morning.Police say the man wore a Scream-type mask with blood over the face and was dressed in black.Local Councillor John Boyle has condemned the attack and urged young people to be careful when on nights out.He says as the attack occurred within the university area, young people in particular should be extra vigilant:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/boylerape1pm.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Previous articleCouncillor launches scathing attack on local mediaNext articleGardai rule out foul play after a man’s body is discovered in Dungloe News Highland Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – November 2, 2011 Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme last_img read more

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Number of Covid-19 patients at LUH falls to fourteen

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Number of Covid-19 patients at LUH falls to fourteen Pinterest Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleFrustration growing over closure of gyms and golf coursesNext articleCovid forces Derry Rovers game off News Highland By News Highland – October 27, 2020 The number of patients with Covid-19 being treated at Letterkenny University Hospital has fallen to fourteen. According to the latest figures from the HSE, two of those patients are receiving critical care and are in ICU while two further suspected cases are also in intensive care.As of last night, there were a total of seven suspected cases of Covid-19 being treated on site at Letterkenny University Hospital.The number of confirmed cases at the hospital has dropped by four compared with Fridays figure of 18. Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

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CA woman arrested for allegedly lying about firefighter husband to get donations: Police

first_imgOrange County Sheriffs Department(LOS ANGELES) — Police have arrested a Southern California woman who allegedly posed as the wife of a firefighter to swindle donors out of thousands of dollars in cash and goods.Ashley Bemis, 28, was arrested Tuesday on felony burglary charges in the wake of a months-long investigation into her collections from unwitting donors.She’s accused of telling people on Facebook that her husband was battling a massive wildfire and requested donations in his honor, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.“My Shane works for Cal Fire and is out on the Holy Fire right now,” she allegedly wrote on Facebook, according to court documents. “I also have two other family members and many friends out on this fire and other fires burning here in California. I received a text today from Shane saying it’s pretty much a living hell out there battling the unpredictable ‘Holy Hell Fire.’”“I wanted to put it out there to everyone and say I will happily meet you and pick up any donation to the firefighters and first responders that are on the front lines right now,” the post allegedly continued.Investigators said Bemis is not married to a firefighter.“San Clemente Police Services investigators suspect that Bemis created the fictitious husband with the intention of soliciting donations to defraud victims,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement Tuesday. “They also became aware, through additional social media posts from members of the community, of past fraudulent activity by Bemis, including multiple prior faked pregnancies in an attempt to illegally obtain money from unsuspecting victims.”“Bemis is suspected of collecting more than $2,000 in donations, both cash and items like socks, sports drinks, water, and camping equipment, from individuals, stores and companies,” it added.Sheriffs said they’d previously discovered more than $11,000 in donated cash and goods at her home.Police began investigating her in September when suspicious social media users told officers that she had misrepresented herself to “obtain free items from caring people by making them feel sorry for her,” according to a search warrant obtained by the Orange County sheriff.Bemis was booked on charges of felony grand theft, second-degree burglary, witness intimidation and making false financial statements, according to police.She’s being held on $50,000 bail. It’s unclear whether she’s obtained an attorney.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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New Deal shake-up as DfEE acts on feedback

first_imgThe Government has announced a belated series of measures to tackleemployers’ complaints about the New Deal.The shake-up of the scheme, announced by employment minister Tessa Jowelllast week, will aim to ensure new dealers have basic life skills.The move comes a year after the Department for Education and Employmentdenied employers had a problem with the suitability of New Deal candidates.A DfEE spokeswoman said the focus switched after ministers learned that fourin 10 joining do not have basic numeracy and literacy. She denied that it hasbeen slow to address the issue.The problem was underlined in a report last week by Incomes Data Services,which said that being sent “unsuitable candidates” was one of themost common complaints about the scheme.Personnel Today reported last year that major employers took on fewercandidates than hoped because the calibre was so poor (4 March 1999).Labour’s London Mayor candidate Frank Dobson this month said the training systemfor young people “is not delivering”. Other changes announced last week include more consultation with employers,job coaches in companies to support new dealers and outreach programmes totarget ethnic minorities and areas of high unemployment.Employers which have made a success of the New Deal have often used suchmeasures.Supermarket chain Asda, which took on 227 New Deal staff between October1998 and October 1999, plans to fill 6,000 vacancies and will continue tio usethe New Deal.Marie Gill, Asda head of colleague relations, said, “We work closelywith job centres so that they understand the sort of candidate we want, andthat is important to make it successful.”Asda has recruited more older people through the scheme than from those agedunder 25, the original target group.By Dominique Hammondwww.dfee.gov.uk Comments are closed. New Deal shake-up as DfEE acts on feedbackOn 18 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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NJ Transit approves proposed alignment for light rail expansion into Bergen…

first_imgNEWARK – The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail’s (HBLR) expansion into Bergen County received a major boost this week, as NJ Transit has just approved the plan’s proposed alignment, per a press release.The approval for the project’s Locally Preferred Alternative, detailed in its 2017 Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact statement, is mandatory in the federal environmental review process.The route is a 10-mile, seven station extension from HBLR’s current Tonnelle Avenue terminus in North Bergen. It would include an additional North Bergen stop at 91st Street, and others in Ridgefield, Palisades Park, Leonia, all the way to the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.NJ Transit’s Board of Directors also authorized the route’s submission to the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority Board of Trustees for designation and inclusion in their Long-Range Regional Transportation Plan.By choosing this route, NJ Transit will be able to begin design and engineering activities once they complete the Final Environmental Impact Statement, and the Federal Transit Administration grants a Record of Decision for the project.last_img read more

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Carol Esposito (nee Chattin)

first_imgCarol Esposito (nee Chattin), 74 of Beesley’s Point, NJ passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 in Cape Regional Medical Center with her daughters and granddaughters by her side.Born in Somers Point she was a true Ocean City Native being the daughter of J. Rush Chattin (for whom the Strathmere bridge is named for) and Myrtle Oehlschlager Chattin.Carol was a graduate of Ocean City High School class of 1962 where she was a Majorette, she was a tap dancer who performed with Tony Grant and the Stars of Tomorrow on the Steel Pier in Atlantic City and was Miss Cape May County 1962.She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother who leaves a legacy of self-sacrificing love, compassion and laughter.She was predeceased by her husband, James H. Esposito and her granddaughter Shannon Elizabeth Clearkin.In addition to her daughters, Cheryl Clearkin and Cinda Rumer, she is survived by her two sons-in-law Michael Clearkin and Michael Rumer, four Grandchildren: David, Samantha, Michael and Kylie.As per Carol’s request, services will be private.Memorial contributions in her memory are suggested to The Upper Township Rescue Squad, 2028 Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg, NJ 08270.Condolences may be left at www.godfreyfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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Ty Segall Announces 2019 Full Album Residencies In New York, Los Angeles

first_imgRock guitarist and singer Ty Segall has kept himself awfully busy over the last calendar year. The popular garage rock artist released three studio albums in 2018–one of which was in collaboration with rock outfit White Fence. Segall continued his rollout of new recordings into the new year with a new live album, Deforming Lobes. The album was mixed by acclaimed rock recording engineer and professional poker player extraordinaire, Steve Albini.Beginning this summer, Segall will explore his vast catalog by performing some of his favorite albums in full with a series of multi-night residencies in Los Angeles, CA and New York City. The upcoming residency shows will include Segall working through 2010’s Melted, 2011’s Goodbye Bread, 2014’s Manipulator, and 2016’s Emotional Mugger, along with a mystery set of other songs. Segall will be joined by his current backing band, the Freedom Band, at all upcoming shows.Segall will open up his residency at Los Angeles’ Teregram Ballroom on July 26th, and continues with performances every Friday night through September 27th. Segall will then head to Brooklyn NY’s Warsaw for a five-night run spanning from October 1st through October 5th. Following Segall’s U.S. residencies, the garage rocker will head over to Europe with performances in Paris, London, Berlin, and Haarlem.Tickets go on sale to the upcoming shows this Friday, April 26th. The first 500 people in Los Angeles to purchase tickets to three or more different nights will receive a 7″ of unreleased music, and the first 500 people in New York to purchase tickets to three or more different nights will receive a poster signed and designed by Ty Segall.Head to the Teregram Ballroom and Warsaw‘s websites for more information.Head to Ty Segall’s website for a full list of his upcoming tour dates and more information.Ty Segall and the Freedom Band 2019 Tour Dates:Fri. July 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays ??? + Melted)Fri Aug. 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays ??? + Melted)Fri. Aug. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays ??? + Melted)Fri. Aug. 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays ??? + Goodbye Bread)Fri. Aug. 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays ??? + Goodbye Bread)Fri. Aug. 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays ??? + Emotional Mugger)Fri. Sept. 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays ??? + Emotional Mugger)Fri. Sept. 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays ??? + Manipulator)Fri. Sept. 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays ??? + Manipulator)Fri. Sept. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (Ty Segall plays ??? + Manipulator)Tues. Oct. 1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw (Ty Segall plays ??? + Melted)Wed. Oct. 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw (Ty Segall plays ??? + Melted)Thurs. Oct. 3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw (Ty Segall plays ??? + Goodbye Bread)Fri. Oct. 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw (Ty Segall plays ??? + Emotional Mugger)Sat. Oct. 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw (Ty Segall plays ??? + Manipulator)Wed. Oct. 9 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale (Ty Segall plays ??? + Melted)Thu. Oct. 10 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale (Ty Segall plays ??? + Manipulator)Fri. Oct. 11 – London, UK @ Oval Space (Ty Segall plays ??? + Melted)Sat. Oct. 12 – London, UK @ Oval Space (Ty Segall plays ??? + Goodbye Bread)Sun. Oct. 13 – London, UK @ Oval Space (Ty Segall plays ??? + Manipulator)Tue. Oct. 15 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg (Ty Segall plays ??? + Melted)Thu. Oct. 17 – Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat (Ty Segall plays ??? + Melted)Fri. Oct. 18 – Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat (Ty Segall plays ??? + Manipulator)View Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Vision for ‘Underground Railroad’ brought out the best in Colson Whitehead

Sometimes it takes years for an author to feel ready to write the story he or she is yearning to tell.It happened to Harvard Arts Medalist Colson Whitehead ’91, the novelist behind the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Underground Railroad,” as he explained Thursday to an audience at Sanders Theatre. An imaginative leap into real-life horror Related Colson Whitehead ’91 talks about ‘The Underground Railroad’ It was the spring of 2000 when Whitehead first had the idea of writing a novel about the slavery-era Underground Railroad, a network of secret escape routes and safe houses, as if it were an actual subterranean train. More than a decade would pass before he judged himself able to create and narrate the life of Cora as she escapes to freedom and travels north by way of an underground railroad.“Making this metaphor of a human network into a literal train seemed like a good idea,” Whitehead said. “But every year or so for 14 years, I would check to see whether I was ready or not. I felt I needed to become a better writer.”When “The Underground Railroad” was finally published, in 2016, it received wide acclaim. The New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani called it a “potent, almost hallucinatory novel that leaves the reader with a devastating understanding of the terrible human costs of slavery … with echoes of Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved,’ Victor Hugo’s ‘Les Miserables,’ and Ralph Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man,’ and brush strokes borrowed from Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka, and Jonathan Swift.”In addition to the Pulitzer, the best-seller won the National Book Award, the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the Heartland Prize, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. It has been translated into 40 languages and is being developed by Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins into an Amazon TV series.,Whitehead covered “Underground,” his years at Harvard, and the craft of writing in a conversation with actor John Lithgow ’67, Art.D. ’05, as part of this year’s Arts Medal ceremony. The honor recognizes a Harvard or Radcliffe alum or faculty member who has made a contribution through the arts to education or the public good.In awarding the medal, President Drew Faust praised Whitehead’s achievements since his years as an undergrad. “We at Harvard have watched him with awe for a very long time — as a cartographer of American life, redrawing our cultural geography, surveying us from the inside out,” she said.Whitehead, a New York native, spoke of his time at Harvard with affection, describing how it fed his development as a writer. Growing up, he immersed himself in comics, science fiction, and horror movies, devoured Stephen King books, and dreamed of someday authoring “The Black Shining.”“Basically, I wanted to write anything that Stephen King had written with the word ‘black’ in it,” said Whitehead, drawing laughter from the crowd.At Harvard, encounters with James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Borges taught the fiction novice that there were other ways to tell stories.“Harvard didn’t make me a writer,” said Whitehead, “but it made me a reader.”,After graduating from the College, Whitehead wrote TV, book, and music reviews for The Village Voice, training that would serve him well. His storytelling has ranged from zombies to elevator inspectors, and his honors include MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships.In chatting with Lithgow, Whitehead showed self-deprecating humor about his creative process, his success, and how he was always attracted to the idea of becoming a writer because “you don’t have to talk to people — you can work from home and you can make up stuff.”Of his process, Whitehead said he tries to use empathy and imagination to tell stories, develop characters, and tackle different situations. But in the end, he said, the writer’s mission is to master the craft and have the courage to follow his or her own path.“If it comes too easy, maybe you’re not putting in the work,” he said to a woman in the audience who asked him for advice on writing. “Ignore the Ten Commandments of Writing Workshop and figure out what works for you.”Amanda Gorman ’20, the inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate of the U.S., gave a reading to open the ceremony, which by tradition is the first event in the annual Arts First festival. Strong Pulitzer showing for Harvard Sociologist Matthew Desmond, journalist David Fahrenthold, novelist Colson Whitehead, and composer Du Yun among winners read more

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Ramp connecting I-89 South to I-91 North closed for repair Wednesday

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) on Wednesday, May 12 will close the ramp connecting Interstate 89 South to Interstate 91 North. The ramp is being closed so that routine repairs can be conducted to a bridge that is part of the ramp. The closure, which will also affect how traffic from Route 4 accesses I-91 North, is expected to last three weeks.Motorists heading to I-91 North from either I-89 South or Route 4 East will be detoured along Route 4 East and eventually to Route 5 South where motorists will connect to I-91 North at Exit 11. Motorists are encouraged to leave extra time to reach their destination.The ramp closure will not affect traffic traveling south along I-89 seeking to connect to I-91 South.Source: VTrans. 5.11.2010last_img read more

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Commonly asked questions about automated valuation models

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » An Automated Valuation Model, or more commonly known as an AVM, is a program that automatically analyzes various data points to produce an estimate on the current value of a home or property. An AVM includes:Property identifying information including address and/or assessor’s parcel number and owner namePrior sales of the propertyLiving area/square footageYear builtNumber of bedrooms and bathroomsLot sizePublic record information collected from state and county records, such as deed transfersRecent sales and listing of similar properties in the local market areaArea pricing trendsI recently sat down with Chuck Mureddu, SVP, Chief Valuation and Compliance Officer, for a Q&A about what you can expect when using an AVM.last_img read more

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Long-standing head of Ireland’s construction workers fund to retire

first_imgHe told IPE his replacement, Anne Keogh, had started at the scheme at the beginning of July, and that he was in the process of handing over his responsibilities.Prior to joining CIF Pension Administration Services, Keogh was pensions manager at Aer Lingus, which has recently concluded negotations with the underfunded Irish Airlies Superannuation Scheme.She spent 20 years at the airline before departing last month and told IPE: ”I greatly enjoyed working at Aer Lingus and all the opportunities I had there, but I am delighted to be starting my new role.”I am looking forward to the challenges and continuing Pat’s great work within the ever-changing pensions landscape.”Ferguson said he hoped to join some new trustee boards as an independent trustee following his official retirement.“I would like to keep my hand in and give what contribution I can to the industry that reared me,” he said.“I have worked since I was 16, so it’s time now to take a rest.”He added that he had a “fairly large garden that needs to be controlled”.Ferguson said he was very happy about the condition in which he was leaving CWPS.“Administration and board-wise, the set-up couldn’t be much better than it is now,” he said. “We’ve good governance all round.”He said the fund had recently overhauled its structure, leading to his appointment as head of the trustee secretariat.The move away from the chief executive role reflects the fact the CWPS is not the trustee’s sole responsibility – instead being part and parcel of a wider benefit system – a retirement system for construction executives, one for self-employed builders and the sick-pay fund for the industry.Ferguson was upbeat about the industry’s future.“The construction industry is on the mend,” he said. “We’ve seen our numbers fall quite dramatically, and, hopefully, the scheme will now start to grow again.”However, he said the challenge facing the fund in future would be a requirement to compete for members in the open market – following a ruling in May last year that found the 1946 law underpinning Ireland’s registered employment agreements, the country’s collective bargaining arrangements, were unconstitutional. As a result, membership in the CWPS is no longer mandatory for the sector’s employees. Pat Ferguson, long-standing head of Ireland’s €1.3bn Construction Workers Pension Scheme (CWPS), is to retire in October.Ferguson, until recently chief executive of the scheme and currently head of the trustee secretariat, said he would be standing down prior to his 65th birthday.Active in the construction industry for more than three decades, he started at the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) in 1981 and assumed responsibility for pension arrangements in 1986.He has been with the predecessor to CWPS since 2000.last_img read more

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Slovenia’s Triglav makes bid for pension fund manager

first_imgZavarovalnica Triglav, Slovenia’s biggest insurance company, has announced it intends to make a takeover bid for Skupna pokojninska družba, a major pensions provider within the country.Skupna deals exclusively in supplementary voluntary pension insurance, and manages €218m in assets on behalf of its 61,000 policyholders, giving it a 21% market share in Slovenia.            Triglav already holds 30% of Skupna’s shares.The other major shareholders are NLB Ljubljana – part of Slovenia’s largest international financial group – with 28%, and Gorenjska banka with 26%. The latter has agreed to sell its shares to Triglav under set conditions.Andrej Slapar, president of Triglav’s management board, said: “Our updated strategy focuses on the development of pension insurance products.“In view of demographic trends, we expect that, over time, the need for people to ensure their pension security will increase.“This means pension insurance will become more important in Slovenia and other countries.”Slapar added: “More active participation in the management of Skupna, as reflected by our takeover intention, is another step towards putting this strategy in place.”Last January, the Triglav Group, of which Zavarovalnica Triglav is the holding company, published its business strategy, amended to take into account the changing macroeconomic environment. The Triglav Group is planning further growth and development in key markets throughout Southeast Europe, to achieve a minimum 10% market share in all its foreign markets.The terms of the Skupna takeover must be published by 30 November.Slovenian brokerage Ilirika is acting as broker to the takeover.last_img read more

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Indiana Lawmaker Reacts To Presidential Address

first_imgSenator Dan Coats (R-Ind)WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement after President Obama’s speech about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL):“The president’s speech was a sharp, welcome reversal to his previous comments on foreign policy. He has finally grasped the true nature of the threat that ISIL poses, and his response to begin the process of taking down this so-called caliphate is welcome news.“The president incorporated in his speech many of the elements I have called for and that are necessary to achieve success. One is pursuing ISIL forces wherever they are, rather than his previous policy of using force only in Iraq. Also, the president’s call for coalition building is essential, but it is critical that moderate Muslim states play a significant role in this effort.“The president’s plan seemed to limit ground forces to the Iraqi Army and Syrian Free Army, both of which have not shown that they can match up to ISIL. The key here is to be resolute in doing what is necessary to defeat to ISIL. The president’s reference to using the same strategy we are using in Yemen and Somalia must be put in the context of the limited success we are having in these countries.“The American people need to understand that if we are to be successful, we are in for a long and protracted effort that will require a resolute commitment from the United States. The region and the world are looking to America and to President Obama for leadership.”last_img read more

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Teaching Young Golfers

first_imgA lot of my golfing friends have indicated that the number of golfers and the condition of golf courses has dropped in recent years.  How do we get young athletes to play golf?  I think the answer is Junior Golf Camps.I believe these camps should be available at all types of golf courses whether they be private or public. The price should be reasonable so that we do not eliminate young people who may not be able to afford fancy camps.The camp should include 2 distinct parts.  One part of the camp should teach the skills required to play the game, and part two should be the etiquette of playing golf.  This would include what to wear, how to act, and proper care of the fairways and greens after taking a shot.  Like any sport–the younger you begin the more likely they will enjoy the experience.last_img read more

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Performance Bodies adds more awards for IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks

first_imgCEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Performance Bodies expands its already substantial IMCA program this season, with additional awards for Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock drivers.The Cedar Falls, Iowa, high performance au­tomotive parts distributor and race car body manufacturer gives more than $25,000 in product awards and gift cards to drivers in seven sanctioned divisions in its 36th year as an IMCA sponsor.“Performance Bodies is proud to be a sponsor of IMCA for over 36 years. We are honored to be involved with a program that gives back to the drivers,” Performance Bodies owner Scott Braun said. “We look forward to many more years of partnership with IMCA and the racing community.”A MD3 Mod valance and rocker panel kit or spruce-up special now goes to second through seventh place drivers in point standings and second, third and fourth place finishers in rookie standings in each of the five Modified regions; and second through sixth place finishers in national points and runners-up in rookie of the year standings for Karl Chevrolet Northern and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod divisions.Top 10 finishers and now 15th and 20th place drivers in both IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and both IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock regions, and national rookies of the year in IMCA Late Model, Stock Car and now Hobby Stock divisions earn nosepiece and headlight decal kits.Top five drivers in the Deery Brothers Summer Series receive an MD3 Late Model nose, a pair of molded dirt fenders, headlight kit and valance package. Gift cards for $100, $50 and $50, respectively, go to the top three drivers in national Mach-1 Sport Compact point standings.Performance Bodies returns to national decal programs for both the IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock divisions and drivers in both divisions must display two Performance Bodies decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares.Performance Bodies also continues to sponsor the rookie of the year programs for Late Models and Stock Cars. The deadline for submitting rookie of the year applications is Aug. 1.All awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. Information about Performance Bodies products is available at the www.performancebodies.com website, on Facebook or by calling 800 722-4641.“Performance Bodies recently unveiled a new logo for 2018 and while the branding has changed, the same shipping and customer service guarantees remain and are what set Performance Bodies apart,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder noted. “We are excited to be able to offer additional drivers the opportunity to cash in on the Performance Bodies program and are ready for an outstanding season.”last_img read more

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NTA, HotSports partner on National Sports Festival broadcast

first_imgRelatedPosts Senate Queries NTA over 11 years non-profitable venture with StarTimes DSS invites 10 APC leaders for ‘important meeting’ Shaibu raises alarm: Oshiomhole plotting to assassinate some top individuals in Edo As sports enthusiasts anticipate the 20th National Sports Festival, tagged: “Edo 2020,” the Nigeria Television Authority and its marketing partner, HotSports have announced live transmission of the games. The live transmission on NTA network services will spice up the festival, which opens in Benin City on March 22 and runs till April 1. Edo 2020 will feature 32 sports, including 27 compulsory events, and have 11,000 athletes competing for laurels at 17 venues. According to the President/CEO of HotSports Nigeria Limited, Taye Ige, marketing windows that interested brands could explore include three-hour live transmission of each of the opening and closing ceremonies, two-hour daily live transmission, live transmission of the football and athletics finals as well as a well packaged one-hour daily highlights. “The National Sports Festival is our national asset, and this being an Olympic year, we must all rally behind our athletes to deliver great results and be ready to win medals in Tokyo 2020,” Ige said. NTA and HotSports have become reputable for bringing the best of sporting moments to Nigerians in the comfort of their homes and relaxation spots. They both delivered all the matches of last year’s Africa Cup of Nations live from Egypt as well as the qualifiers for the next edition. The two partners, in conjunction with African International Television, also broadcast the international friendly between Nigeria and Brazil last October. The trio are set to conclude live transmission of the remaining four matches of the Super Eagles for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled to hold in Cameroon next January.Tags: Benin CityHotSports Nigeria LimitedNational Sports FestivalntaTaye Igelast_img read more

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Moses still has eyes on the score

first_img “We can score more goals because we have got two prolific strikers,” Moses told LFC TV. “We can score two or three goals in every game because we have got enough quality players to do that. “We’ve been doing well so far, we just want to keep working hard in training and the games to score as many as we can. “We’ve got enough quality players to win games this season. Everyone is working hard together as a team. That’s what we need. We’ve got a good keeper as well, who has been helping us. “We just hope everyone is fit for every game that we play. Hopefully we can win as many games as we can to stay in the top four.” Moses has found himself playing both out wide and centrally behind the striker under manager Brendan Rodgers. Having lost his place in the starting line-up the forward, named Nigerian player of the year this week, is happy to play wherever and whenever he can. “Wherever the manager is willing to play me, I’m excited to play there,” he added. “I can play out wide, as a striker or anywhere up front, as long as the manager puts me in there to play. I’m ready to do the job for the team. “I’m enjoying it here, it’s a massive club. We’re doing well at the moment; we just want to keep the momentum going. “I want to keep working hard in training and doing what I’m good at, which is working hard for the team.” That is even more significant considering Liverpool have only league matches to play until the FA Cup begins for them in January. “I just want to score goals. I wanted to score around 20 goals this season,” said the 22-year-old, whose best scoring run was last season when he got 12 while playing league, European and Africa Cup of Nations matches. “We’ve still got lots of games to go so hopefully I can get up to that target. “I think I’ve got the ability to do that so I’m looking forward to every game. “When I first came, I was starting. Now, the manager has got a different view and he wants to mix things around a little bit. “I just have to be patient until my time comes. I’ll kick on from there and help the team.” Liverpool, as a side, are averaging two goals per game with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge having registered nine apiece already. However, the pair cannot be expected to shoulder the burden on their own and contributions need to come from elsewhere within the team. The Nigeria international scored on his debut for the Reds against Swansea in September soon after completing his temporary move from Chelsea. He has not scored again in a further eight games and with his last three appearances coming as a substitute he needs to get himself back in the side if he is to have a chance of getting close to his projected goal tally. On-loan Liverpool forward Victor Moses set himself an ambitious 20-goal target for the current season and he is still hopeful he can come close to delivering. Press Associationlast_img read more

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The Latest: Professional Fighters League cancels season

first_img___Contingency planning for the men’s Twenty20 World Cup will be among the topics for discussion when the heads of the top cricketing nations hold a specially convened meeting this week about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the sport.The chief executives of the International Cricket Council’s 12 full members and three associate representatives also will discuss the rescheduling of series, the program of future tours and the key factors behind the resumption of international cricket on Thursday’s conference call.The T20 World Cup is scheduled for Oct. 18-Nov. 15 in Australia. It is cricket’s biggest global tournament this year and hasn’t yet been called off.ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney says the organization is continuing to “take advice from experts and authorities” about the T20 tournament. No top league games have been played since March 11.The German league has been more bullish than other major European competitions about the chances of resuming in May or June with widespread coronavirus tests for players. That push is partly driven by fears that several clubs face financial collapse without TV and sponsorship money.German state and local officials could potentially veto games in their areas. Keller says unified rules for soccer around the country would help clubs “quickly and without bureaucracy.”___Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been using some of his spare time in lockdown to teach British kids how to speak Spanish. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: Professional Fighters League cancels season The mixed martial arts promotion was expected to begin competition in May. The competition format includes a regular season, a postseason and a championship event, making it unique in MMA. Last year, the promotion staged six regular-season events, three playoff events and a championship event on New Year’s Eve.CEO Peter Murray says the PFL will pay its fighters a monthly cash stipend to help support them and their families throughout 2020.The 2021 season will be distributed on ESPN platforms in the U.S. and to 160 countries by the league’s international media partners. The PFL said it will produce new programming across ESPN and PFL platforms for the rest of this year.___The Spanish government says it has reached a deal with the country’s soccer league and federation for teams to return to practice. Associated Press The government has not provided a timetable or given any other detail about when practice would resume. It says it will depend on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic and on decisions by health authorities.The government says strict protocols will have to be followed when teams begin training again. The Spanish league and the federation have created health protocols for the return to training.The league says the competition is not expected to resume until the end of May at the earliest and games will be in empty stadiums at first.Government officials and the presidents of the league and the federation met for nearly eight hours this weekend.The government says the league and the federation have agreed to use part of the money from soccer television rights to help other sports in Spain. It says they will also create a contingency fund of 10 million euros ($10.8 million) to aid more vulnerable athletes. Sawhney says there is a need to “share knowledge and … build a deep understanding of what it will take to resume international cricket.”___The president of the German soccer federation says resuming league play will not mean taking resources away from healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.Fritz Keller writes in Kicker magazine “we guarantee that resuming play … will not cause a burden for the healthcare system.”He adds that “there will be no use by sportspeople of testing capacity which would be missed elsewhere.” April 20, 2020 The Argentina international has been signed up by the BBC as part of its home-schooling initiative while educational establishments are closed during the coronavirus pandemic.Aguero is teaching kids how to count in Spanish. His lessons became available on a day kids in Britain would have usually returned to school after the Easter holidays.Aguero says “it’s a tough time for children at the moment, and also for parents trying to keep them focused on their education from home.”Aguero hasn’t played a competitive match since March 8 because soccer is shut down in England and across most of the world during the outbreak.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Professional Fighters League has canceled its upcoming season because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to resume in spring 2021.last_img read more

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The Latest: British government in talks with sports bodies

first_imgThe Latest: British government in talks with sports bodies Last-place Norwich, which has nine games remaining, is reportedly budgeting for a loss of between 18-35 million pounds due to the coronavirus pandemic.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 April 25, 2020 Government medical officials are involved in the talks about the logistics and health procedures required to allow sports competitions to restart.The Premier League last played a game on March 9 and has plans to try to restart from June 8 once pandemic social distancing regulations are relaxed to allow training to resume for teams and there are sufficient COVID-19 tests available.The national lockdown is currently in place until May 7. Cricket authorities have already said their sport won’t resume until July, but horse racing is currently only suspended until June.British Horseracing Authority chair Annamarie Phelps tweeted Saturday about “very welcome support for the resumption of live sport incl horseracing” from Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, linking to a front page report from The Sun newspaper about plans for events to be staged again.Dowden updated legislators earlier this week on his talks with sports governing bodies. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The British government is increasing planning with sports bodies about the resumption of events once the coronavirus national lockdown is eased. ___Despite high-profile reversals by Liverpool and Tottenham, Norwich has defended its decision to place some non-playing staff on furlough during the coronavirus outbreak.The Canaries are one of only two English Premier League clubs using the scheme. Employees receive 80% of wages from the British government up to 2,500 pounds ($3,000) although, in this instance, Norwich is making up the remaining 20%.Newcastle is the other top-flight club to turn to the job retention program while Liverpool, Tottenham and Bournemouth made U-turns on their decisions to furlough staff following heavy criticism.“The decision we made was in the best interests of the club and its staff. We’ve been very transparent that we’re run in a self-financed manner,” Norwich chief operating officer Ben Kensell told BBC Radio Norfolk. “Ultimately, if we had the available cash flow to not have to take up schemes then, like other football clubs have, we would.” Associated Press last_img read more

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Odemwingie Set to Join Bolton Wanderers

first_img“It’s tough being a free agent but I’m in great shape and hopefully a move should happen this week,” he had said earlier this week.“Mentally and physically I feel strong, when your body and heart is perfectly prepared then you wouldn’t lack the right motivation to succeed.“As you grow older it becomes tougher in football, you only need someone to believe in you and willing to take a chance.“I still have a lot to offer a team and I only need to show what I can do somewhere for people to believe that.”Odemwingie initially turned down a move from West Brom to Stoke in Mark Hughes’s first summer but arrived mid-season via a disappointing spell at Cardiff.He turned out to be one of Hughes’s key signings, providing pace and energy and sparking a surge up the table that secured Stoke the first of three successive ninth-placed finishes.According to papilonews.com, that summer he became the first Stoke player to score at a World Cup finals – but he suffered a major set-back when he endured an awful knee injury at the start of the following season, in the second half of a win at Manchester City.It was a long road back to fitness and he had to battle for a place in Hughes’s squad, extending his contract for another year but stuck on the fringes.He scored twice in Bristol City’s 6-0 win over Bolton in March and was on trial at Hull in the summer when Steve Bruce resigned as manager.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Osaze Peter Odemwingie was lined up for a medical yesterday evening as he prepares to sign for Bolton Wanderers.The former Stoke City favourite has been without a club since leaving the bet365 Stadium in the summer, having spent most of last season on loan at Bristol City.The Bolton News reported that the former Bendel Insurance player is due to train this weekend and could make his debut in League One at Bury on Monday.last_img read more

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LA Clippers’ Doc Rivers likes his big, small lineups

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error That doesn’t mean anything will change stylistically upon the return of Griffin, perhaps sometime around March 1.“Yeah, this is what we plan on doing,” coach Doc Rivers said. “We’re just getting better at it. We came in this season saying what we wanted to do. We wanted to establish two different groups. We wanted to have a big lineup where we could have movement still and then we wanted to have a small lineup where we could have more spacing, so that’s the good part about this.“We’ve already established the big lineup, now we’ve established that we can play both ways. Even though we were doing it, we hadn’t done it well.”Griffin has missed all this time because of a quad injury and because he now has a fractured right hand sustained Jan. 23 when he punched team equipment staffer Matias Testi in Toronto. The team is still awaiting word from the league on his punishment.Doc humbled What’s the old saying? The proof is in the pudding?Since Dec. 26, the day after the last game played by Blake Griffin before all of his troubles, the Clippers have averaged 108 points during the 18 games he’s missed. Prior to that, they averaged 102.1 points.Furthermore, the Clippers shot 45.6 percent with Griffin and are shooting 47.4 without him. They are getting 9.2 steals without Griffin, 7.3 with him. Also, the Clippers were committing 13.5 turnovers per game with Griffin, 11.9 since he’s been out.That’s not to mention the Clippers went 17-13 before Griffin went down and they had gone 15-3 since then before Wednesday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.center_img Rivers this week was named Western Conference Coach of the Month by the NBA. Not only did the Clippers go 11-3 in January, they of course did it without the services of leading scorer Griffin.Rivers is not one to jump for joy over such an accolade, and he gave credit to everyone but himself.“It doesn’t mean much,” Rivers said. “It means that our team is playing well. I was surprised I got it. I mean, I figured someone else had a better record or did something better. But it’s nice, obviously, whenever you get an award.“It usually means that your players are really, really playing well, your staff’s doing well.”Rivers said he found out about the award, which was announced Monday, when his phone started making noise that morning.“It’s funny, I get all these texts and I’m like, ‘Who in the heck’s texting me?’” he said. “And then I actually had to read them. And that even made it worse. But it’s nice when you ever get anything.”Coming upThe Clippers (32-16 before Wednesday) will hit the road for a four-game trip that begins Friday at Orlando. The Clippers will then play Sunday at Miami, Monday at Philadelphia and Feb. 10 at Boston. Then the All-Star break hits and the Clippers won’t play again until they host San Antonio on Feb. 18.last_img read more

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Amir Coffey leads Clippers to Summer League win, next up Indiana tonight

first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Related Articles Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory In his first Summer League start, David Michineau had 14 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals.Wenyen Gabriel led the Kings with 18 points, eight points and four assists. Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Rookie guard Terance Mann had the night off, but the Clippers’ Amir Coffey, who signed a two-way contract with the team this week, played the stats-stuffer Thursday night, leading all scorers with 19 points, nine rebounds and six assists.The University of Minnesota product helped carry the Clippers to an 83-80 victory over the Sacramento Kings at Cox Pavilion in their last opening-round game at Summer League in Las Vegas.With the victory, the Clippers went 3-1 in the opening round of Summer League play and earned an appointment at 5:30 p.m. today against Indiana (NBA TV).Rookie forward Mfiondu Kabengele finished with 15 points, 9 rebounds and was 8 for 10 from the foul line Thursday, when the Clippers had a 17-for-25 free-throw shooting advantage compared with the Kings’ nine free-throw attempts. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Wellington Fire/EMS report: March 7-13, 2016

first_img7-Mar7:59 PMCarbon Monoxide100 block N. Washington 10-Mar7:32 AMMedical Emergency800 block N. Woodlawn 10-Mar3:45 PMTransfer to Wichita 8-Mar1:26 AMTransfer to Wichita 7-Mar2:38 PMMedical Emergency400 block South C 8-Mar12:43 AMTransfer to Wichita 11-Mar6:30 PMGrass Fire100th Street & US 81 Wellington Fire & EMS Weekly Run Log 10-Mar11:39 AMInvestigate Odor400 block S. Washington 10-Mar3:52 PMVehicle AccidentUS 160 & Oliver 9-Mar8:54 AMCitizen Assist800 block E. Harvey 11-Mar10:00 AMPrescribed BurnOld Wastewater Plant 11-Mar2:07 PMTransfer to Wichita 8-Mar6:56 AMMedical Emergency900 block N. Poplar 9-Mar11:43 AMInvestigate Smoke12th & Broadway 7-Mar12:57 AMPower Line Down1300 block W. 8th 8-Mar1:14 AMMedical Emergency1000 block S. Cherry 7-Mar2:10 AMMedical Emergency600 block E. Hillside 11-Mar5:51 AMMedical Trauma100 block W. Botkin 11-Mar6:18 PMTransfer to Wichita 9-Mar9:15 PMMedical Emergency100 block W. Botkin Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for March 7 to March 13, 2016 is as follows: 10-Mar9:13 PMMedical Emergency400 block South C 12-Mar12:33 PMNatural Gas Leak100 block W. Botkin 13-Mar6:17 AMTransfer to Wichitalast_img read more

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FORMA Construction Names Brian Rich Director of Preconstruction

first_imgFacebook26Tweet0Pin0Submitted by FORMA Construction CompanyFORMA Construction is pleased to announce the recent promotion of long-time Estimator, Brian Rich, to Preconstruction Director and Principal—joining owners Jim Phillips, Jace Munson, and Drew Phillips in the leadership group at FORMA.“Brian began his career with FORMA 20 years ago—essentially in our mail room. He’s risen to every new challenge and position he’s faced,” notes FORMA President Jim Phillips.Brian’s addition to the ownership group coincides with a period of strong growth for the company, which has seen its annual revenue double over the last several years, and he is a big part of FORMA’s vision for the future.“Brian’s contributions to our estimating systems, preconstruction support, and virtual construction tools have helped fuel our growth and drive FORMA to embrace new technologies that aren’t just marketing exercises, but provide real value for our clients,” adds COO Jace Munson.In his new role, Brian will continue to keep his expert fingers on the pulse of the fluctuating regional markets, emerging building innovations, and design trends that inform construction budgets and drive industry costs up and down.About Brian RichAn Olympia native who enjoys building complex pivot tables in Excel, as well as spending time outdoors with his wife and two daughters—Brian has been a critical member of the FORMA team for over two decades. Focused for the last 10+ years in Estimating, Brian has amassed valuable industry experience as it relates to efficient systems integration, materials selection, and life-cycle costs analysis, to lend him unique insight into the “real costs” of delivering efficient, quality facilities, and adding significant value to FORMA’s project teams during Preconstruction.About FORMA Construction CompanyEstablished in 1985, FORMA Construction Company maintains offices in Olympia and Seattle and delivers a wide range of project types and sizes across Western Washington through design-build, GC/CM, JOC, and design-bid-build contracts. Serving public agencies and private businesses in the healthcare, education, and commercial sectors; recent FORMA projects include the replacement of Anacortes High School, Olympia’s new Hands On Children’s Museum, and Cebula Hall at Saint Martin’s University—one of the highest scoring LEED Platinum certified buildings in the world.last_img read more

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Eight national federations complete course

first_imgShe said NF’s who would like to send a representative can contact her on 325-1411 or email [email protected] to register. The course program which is run around the world was held for the first time in the country and in the Pacific according to Course Director, Alurigo Ravusiro.Ravusiro said the MOSO course comes in six modules and what the participants completed was the fifth module with the sixth module on Events to be held in October this year.Participants, mostly executives of national sport federations in the country have taken the first four courses since starting in October 2015.“We are really happy with the program. OSEP started the program back in October 2015 and the participants have attended all the courses and this is the fifth of the six modules.“We have executives from swimming, netball, handball, softball, weightlifting, and powerlifting,” said Ravusiro.Ravusiro said participants are expected to learn from the course and write their strategic plans to manage their federations effectively.“These courses are competency based and whatever the participants plan, they can use with their own experiences to develop their respective federations,” said Ravusiro.Karo Rupa Ikupu, an Executive from Beach Volleyball said the course was very inspiring and informative.“The knowledge imparted to us by the facilitator has been very good.“We have learnt a lot of new things especially managing our federations and on marketing and are privileged to be in this program,” Ikupu said.Ravusiro said invitations were sent out to all Sporting National Federations in the country but only few turned up.She said she expects more people to attend the sixth module on Events in October.“We are extending invitations to all the NFS to attend the sixth module start in October.“NF’s are asked to send a suitable candidate to attend the program,” said Ravusiro.last_img read more

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Exposing…

first_img…PNC’s panicEven without the benefit of all the fancy-schmancy psychological verbiage that’s thrown around so glibly nowadays, even five hundred years ago, they’d figured out that when you jump up and down carrying on about something you insist ain’t true, you’re just confessing that, in fact, it IS so!! “Methinks thou protest too much,” said the Bard!! So when the PNC issues an official but hysterical press release about a report in an online news portal that headlined: “PPP ‘likely’ to win next elections” is flawed, you know that they’re shell-shocked that an influential outsider has revealed that they’re electorally naked!! They protested too much!!It’s not that they don’t KNOW their days are numbered – counting down from March 2!; their own internal polls showed they’re in trouble. Why else do you think they’ve been making fools of themselves with the hare-brained contention that 33 isn’t the majority of 65?? So how do they respond to the reported assessment of their imminent ouster? Another giveaway!! They started out by defaming the messenger – insisting that he’s an “ASSET” of the lobbying firm the PPP has hired in Washington!! Now if you’ve seen any one of those spy movies, you’d know that declaring the fella to be an “ASSET” of the lobbying firm, is to say they’ve bought him and he’s their agent!!Now here it is, the writer lectures at the UN National War College – which declares that its “mission is to educate future leaders of the Armed Forces, Department of State, and other civilian agencies for high-level policy, command and staff responsibilities by conducting a senior-level course of study in national security strategy.“The curriculum emphasises the joint and interagency perspective. Reflecting this emphasis, 59 per cent of the student body is composed of equal representation from the land, air, and sea (including Marine and Coast Guard) services. The remaining 41 per cent are drawn from the Department of State and other federal departments and agencies, and international fellows from a number of foreign countries”. And the PNC’s insisting that this fella – with access to the movers and shakers in Washington – has been BOUGHT!!Your Eyewitness knows that the PNC knows when someone at this level puts out the kinda analysis he did – especially with its damning conclusion – it would’ve been vetted by folks way up the food chain. And this is what got the PNC so rattled. They’ve been going around telling their supporters that the US administration prefers them to be in charge of the oil economy – which, not so incidentally, was the assessment of the same analyst back in February!!But the PNC has just dug a deeper hole to bury the dead meat they’ve become like the AFC!!…the PNC’s bluffBut the PNC shouldn’t be worried about the analyst’s opinion on who’s gonna win the next elections. They should be worried that a top-level strategic military analyst has ripped apart their pretentions on being better qualified to take on Guyana’s security – one that encompasses Exxon’s massive investment in oil. Not to mention being next door to Venezuela – which is really the BIG enchilada!!What are these security challenges?? There’s Venezuela on the west and Suriname on the east claiming huge chunks of our territory. Granger boasts of getting the army back to “battle strength” – including the revived Peoples Militia. “Guns not butter” he implicitly tells sugar worker folks. But for what?? The War College expert says even Suriname could take us on!! He bemoaned the PNC inability to take on the syndications, money laundering, narcotics production and trafficking, human smuggling and trafficking, (esp Cubans and Haitians); Chinese penetration etc.Imagine if the fella knew the PNC would then completely degut our Foreign Service!! How can the US trust them??…the end resultThe analyst warns, “While Guyana has already been prejudiced…by a lack of capability to respond to its existing internal and external security challenges, without the ability to protect its oil…development will ultimately be unsustainable”.last_img read more

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Laurie Cardinal finishes 125km Canadian Death Race

first_imgCardinal mentioned that prior to this race the longest she’s ever ran was 62 kilometres and it took guts for her to attempt this feat.“Its a challenging race for everybody and everyone really finds themselves during the race. It takes guts for every single person to step up to the plate to try it… If you’ve done the training and you have the courage to show up then you’ve already won.”Cardinal at the beginning of the race. Photo by Laurie CardinalUp next for Cardinal is the 50 kilometre Mount Robson Marathon in September, a couple of local marathons and then training for the Canadian Death Race once again. Cardinal’s goal is to shave roughly three minutes off her time to medal come next year.Advertisement GRANDE CACHE, A.B. – A Fort St. John resident managed a nearly-impossible feat last weekend.Laurie Cardinal finished the 125 kilometre Canadian Death Race in Grande Cache.The race included three mountain summits, one major river crossing and 17,000 total feet of elevation.- Advertisement –Laurie Cardinal battling the mountain terrain. Photo by Laurie Cardinal.Cardinal finished with a time of 24 hours, two minutes and 50 seconds, missing out on a medal by just over two minutes.“Nothing about the race is smooth sailing, absolutely nothing,” said Cardinal. “I kept a pretty good mind frame throughout the whole race.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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AFC held by Fosa Juniors in Confed Cup tie

first_imgSave for Mainge’s third minute goal, AFC Leopards had a disastrous first half and it was evidenced in coach Matano making a double substitution after 40 minutes. Soon after conceding the equalizer, Ingwe were simply lost and let the visitors run over them.Mainge who had been handed a start in the absence of injured regular Dennis Sikhayi broke the deadlock after three minutes though it came with some touch of fortune.From almost 40 metres out, the Kakamega High School alumni sighted Prince Arkoh’s run into the box and lifted the ball into his direction, but the Ghanaian’s effort at going for the header wasn’t successful as the ball was a few centimeters off his head.However, his jump ahead of keeper Tabibo Balvano confused the shot stopper and the ball ended inside the net.AFC Leopards youngster Yussuf Mainge celebrates his goal against Fosa Juniors during a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on February 11, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAFC had earlier threatened with the under-performing Uche having a shot from inside the box turned behind for a corner in the second minute.But the patient Fosa Juniors were not downtrodden despite going down early and they kept their shape, building up play with the patience of a hunting lion.They came close in the 11th minute when Thedin Ramanjary glanced in a header unmarked inside the box, but the ball went inches wide.As if AFC didn’t read the red signs, they were punished for their mistakes in the 15th minute when Mbolasoa equalized.Duncan Otieno attempted to play the ball from the back but was dispossessed, The Fosa right back breaking into the box and wading off a late challenge from Isaac Oduro before beating Andika.After conceding the goal, AFC seemed lost inside their own little world. They became rushed in their approach with Aziz Okaka and Henry Uche losing ball after ball in attack.Mbolasoa should have made it 2-1 for the visitors in the 37th minute when he broke off into the area from another lost AFC ball lifting the ball over the advancing Andika, but luckily, the second assistant referee waved offside.Two minutes later, the visitors had another brilliant opportunity when Jean Yves broke into the box from a through ball, one on one with Andika, but he could not beat the keeper as his effort at chipping the ball over went awry.AFC Leopards defender Duncan Otieno vies for the ball with with Fosa Junior’s Pierre Michael Tiavina during a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on February 11, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluReading the signs that his team would be run over by the organized and structured Fosa, Matano made two changes at a go with five minutes left before half time, bringing off the hugely underperforming Uche and Okaka for Collins Okoth and Baker Lukooya.With the introduction of the two, Whyvonne Isuza dropped to play as a number 10 with Gattuso partnering Victor Majid in midfield while Lukooya went wide.Three minutes to half time left back Oduro came close with a freekick from the edge of the box which was turned behind for a corner by keeper Balvano.The home side started the second half well and seven minutes in, Lukooya had a chance at the far post after being picked out by a well floated cross from an Otieno cross, but he failed to give it a heacy touch, the keeper collecting with ease.Matano threw in his final card with 13 minutes played in the second half, bringing in Ezekiel Odera for Whyvonne Isuza as he went back to the traditional 4-4-2 with clear intent of packing the front for a goal.On the hour mark Lukooya was picked out with another pinpoint pass from Otieno, but his first touch failed him after beating the offside trap, the ball rolling to the keeper who collected.In the 68th minute, Odera had another opportunity for AFC with a rasping shot from the edge of the box after being teed up by Vincent Oburu but the keeper made a super finger tip save to turn the ball behind for a corner.With 15 minutes left on the clock, Fosa had a rare second half chance when Dieudonne Henry’s freekick from the right fell on Nambinna Ralairimanana at the far post who tapped the ball across the face of goal but Pierre Michael Tavina failed to direct it into goal a yard out.AFC piled the pressure, but couldn’t get the winner and now have a mountain to climb in the second leg.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards defender Robinson Kamura goes for a header with Fosa Junior’s Bakary Mario during a Confederations Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on February 11, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAKAMEGA, Kenya, Feb 11- GOtv Shield champions AFC Leopards were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at home by visiting Fosa Juniors from Madagascar in a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday afternoon.The result, especially Fosa’s single away goal hits a major blow in Ingwe’s chances of making it into the first round of the continental competition. Youngster Yusuf Mainge gave AFC Leopards an early lead but it lasted just 12 minutes as Rado Mbolasoa equalized for the vistors.last_img read more

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CREDITORS MEETING CALLED FOR BALLYBOFEY COMPANY

first_imgANOTHER sign of the times – a well-known Co Donegal company which provided protective clothing for thousands of workers during the boom has gone bust.A creditor’s meeting has been called for Safeguard Protective Clothing Manufacturers in Ballybofey.The company was established in March 1999 and have a UK office in Manchester, England. It’s local base was at the Northern Point business centre. A creditor’s meeting will take place at the An Grianan Hotel in Burt on Tuesday week, January 17th, at 9.15am.Safeguard was at the forefront of the latest developments within the workwear clothing industry, in particular high visibility and flame retardant workwear as well as GORE-TEX Rainwear.The company had developed state of the art fabric and material technologies and innovative product designs to create a reputation as a leading innovator within the workwear market.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com CREDITORS MEETING CALLED FOR BALLYBOFEY COMPANY was last modified: January 6th, 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:ballybofey newssafeguardworkwear companylast_img read more

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American activist’s body found, says FBI

first_imgWASHINGTON – An American who was among four Christian activists kidnapped last year in Iraq has been killed, a State Department spokesman said Friday. The FBI verified that a body found in Iraq on Friday morning was that of Tom Fox, 54, of Clear Brook, Va., spokesman Noel Clay said. He said he had no information on the other three hostages. Clay said additional forensics will be done in the United States. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is investigating, he said. Fox’s family has been notified, Clay said, and “our heartfelt condolences go out to them.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “The State Department continues to call for the unconditional release of all other hostages” in Iraq, the spokesman said. Fox was the one American among four Christian Peacemaker activists kidnapped last year in Iraq. On Tuesday, Al-Jazeera television aired footage of the three other activists purportedly appealing to their governments to secure their release. The hostages seen in the brief video dated Feb. 28 were Canadians James Loney, 41, and Harmeet Singh Sooden, 32; and Briton Norman Kember, 74. Allan Slater, a Canadian member of Christian Peacemaker Teams, said at the time that he was disturbed not to see Fox. “We certainly are hopeful when we see three of our friends alive, but also it’s very distressing that we didn’t see Tom Fox, and I wouldn’t want to hide that because I’m sure it’s very distressful for Tom’s family and friends as well,” Slater told The Canadian Press from Baghdad. The previously unknown Swords of Righteousness Brigades claimed responsibility for kidnapping the four workers, who disappeared Nov. 26. The four had not been heard from since a videotape aired by Al-Jazeera on Jan. 28, dated from a week before. A statement reportedly accompanying that tape said the hostages would be killed unless all Iraqi prisoners were released from U.S. and Iraqi prisons. No deadline was set. Iraqi and Western security officials repeatedly warned the activists before their abduction that they were taking a grave risk by moving around Baghdad without bodyguards. Christian Peacemaker Teams had been working in Iraq since October 2002, investigating allegations that U.S. and Iraqi forces abused Iraqi detainees. Its teams host human rights conferences in conflict zones, promoting peaceful solutions. In the three years since the U.S.-led coalition invaded Iraq, insurgents have kidnapped at least 250 foreigners and killed at least 40 of them. In one of the most high-profile cases, Jill Carroll, a freelance writer for The Christian Science Monitor, was kidnapped Jan. 7 in Baghdad. Three videotapes of Carroll delivered by her kidnappers to Arab satellite television stations identified the group holding her as the Revenge Brigades. Carroll’s kidnappers have publicly demanded the release of all female detainees in Iraq. The Monitor launched a campaign on Iraqi television stations Wednesday asking Iraqis, in Arabic, to “Please help with the release of journalist Jill Carroll.” The list of those kidnapped and killed in Iraq includes Margaret Hassan, the director of CARE international in Iraq and a citizen of Britain, Ireland and Iraq; Ronald Schulz, an industrial electrician from Anchorage, Alaska; Nicholas Berg, a businessman from West Chester, Pa.; Jack Hensley, a civil engineer from Marietta, Ga.; and Eugene “Jack” Armstrong, formerly of Hillsdale, Mich. More than 250 foreigners taken hostage in Iraq Insurgents in Iraq have kidnapped at least 250 foreigners and killed at least 39 of them: TAKEN: Thomas Nitzschke and Rene Braeunlich, German engineers. Kidnapped by gunmen Jan. 24 from an Iraqi government-owned detergent plant in Beiji, 155 miles north of Baghdad. Shown in a video made public Jan. 31; kidnappers demand that Germany close its embassy and stop cooperating with the Iraqi government. Moses Munyao and George Noballa, Kenyan engineers. Abducted by gunmen in Baghdad on Jan. 18 in an attack on a convoy of the mobile phone company Iraqna. Six security guards and three drivers are killed. Jill Carroll, 28, an American freelance reporter for The Christian Science Monitor. Kidnapped in Baghdad on Jan. 7 by gunmen who killed her translator. Shown in three videotapes made public in January and February. Twice threatened with death, but the deadlines pass without word. Six Iranians. Kidnapped Nov. 29, 2005, in Balad, north of Baghdad. Iranian state TV said the next day that two Iranian women had been freed; four men apparently held. Four workers for the Chicago-based peace group Christian Peacemaker Teams: Tom Fox, 54, of Clear Brook, Va.; Norman Kember, 74, of London; James Loney, 41, of Toronto; and Harmeet Singh Sooden, 32, formerly of Montreal. Disappeared Nov. 26, 2005 and shown held captive in videotapes, one of which threatened their lives unless all prisoners in Iraq are freed. A videotape made public March 7 shows three of the men, but not Fox. Fox’s body was found March 10. Two Moroccans. Al-Qaida in Iraq, the terror group led by Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, issued a statement Oct. 25, 2005, saying it abducted the men. The Moroccan Foreign Ministry said embassy driver Abderrahim Boualam, 49, and employee Abdelkrim el Mouhafidi, 55, disappeared Oct. 20 after driving back from Jordan, where they had gone to get their paychecks. Ali Musluoglu, 48, Turkish businessman. Kidnapped in Baghdad on May 19, 2005. Shown being held at gunpoint in a video broadcast the following month. Captors demand that Turkey stop supporting U.S. forces and prevent Turkish businesses from operating in Iraq. Rami Daas, 26, a Palestinian student whose family said he was kidnapped May 9, 2005, by gunmen in the northern city of Mosul. Jeffrey Ake, a 47-year-old contract worker from LaPorte, Ind. Abducted April 11, 2005, while working at a water treatment plant in the Baghdad area. Seen on a video broadcast two days later. Nabil Tawfiq Sulieman and Matwali Mohammed Qassem, Egyptian engineers for the firm Unitrak. Abducted west of Baghdad according to a video that surfaced March 19, 2005, on an Islamic Web site. The National Movement of the Land of Two Rivers claimed responsibility. Ibrahim al-Maharmeh, a Jordanian businessman. Kidnapped in Baghdad on March 5, 2005. The Jordanian Foreign Ministry says his captors demanded $250,000. His brother was abducted earlier and freed after the family paid $50,000 ransom. Joao Jose Vasconcellos, 55, an engineer from Brazil. Seized in an ambush Jan. 19, 2005, en route to Baghdad airport. An Iraqi and a British security contractor die in the attack, which was claimed in a statement issued by the Ansar al-Sunnah Army and the Mujaheeden Brigades. Badri Ghazi Abu Hamzah, a Lebanese businessman. Abduction reported by Lebanese government. Lebanese media quoted his family as saying he was seized on the road to Tikrit on Nov. 6, 2004. Sadeq Mohammed Sadeq, a Lebanese-American who formerly worked for SkyLink USA, a Virginia-based contractor. Kidnapped by gunmen around midnight Nov. 2, 2004, from his home in Baghdad. Shown on a video released later that month. Aban Elias, 41, Iraqi-American civil engineer from Denver. Seized May 3, 2004, by Islamic Rage Brigade. KILLED: Tom Fox, 54, of Clear Brook, Va., a worker for the peace group Christian Peacemaker Teams. His body was found March 10. The previously unknown Swords of Righteousness Brigades claimed responsibility for kidnapping Fox and three other workers from the group, who disappeared Nov. 26. Ronald Schulz, 40, of Anchorage, Alaska, an industrial electrician. Shown captive, his hands tied behind his back, in a video made public Dec. 6, 2005. The tape carried the logo of the Islamic Army in Iraq. A later tape claimed he had been killed and another video issued in the group’s name purportedly showed a man being shot in the head and Schulz’s identity card. His family said in January that they believe he is dead. Ali Belaroussi, Algerian charge d’affaires, and Azzedine Belkadi, another Algerian diplomat. Kidnapped by gunmen in Baghdad on July 21, 2005. Al-Qaida in Iraq announced the following week that they had been killed. Ihab al-Sherif, 51, an Egyptian envoy seized in Baghdad on July 2, 2005. Al-Qaida in Iraq said in a statement later that it killed the diplomat because Egypt intended to install a full ambassador in Iraq. Akihito Saito, 44, a Japanese security manager employed by the British company Hart GMSSCO. The Ansar al-Sunnah Army claimed in a video May 9, 2005, that they took Saito hostage after ambushing a convoy of foreigners and Iraqi troops in western Iraq. A later statement said Saito died of wounds suffered in clashes after the ambush. Margaret Hassan, 59, director of CARE international in Iraq and a citizen of Britain, Ireland and Iraq. Abducted Oct. 19, 2004, in Baghdad. Makes videotaped appeals for the withdrawal of British troops and the release of female Iraqi prisoners. On Nov. 15, 2004, her family in London and Al-Jazeera television say they believe she was the hostage whose shooting death was shown on a videotape. Shosei Koda, 24, of Japan. Found decapitated, his body wrapped in an American flag, in Baghdad on Oct. 30, 2004. A video had said he was kidnapped by followers of al-Zarqawi, who threatened his life unless Japan withdrew its troops from Iraq. Three Macedonian contractors, Dalibor Lazarevski, Zoran Nastovski and Dragan Markovic. Abducted Aug. 21, 2004; Macedonian government confirmed their deaths the following October. Ramazan Elbu, a Turkish driver. A video posted Oct. 14, 2004, on the Web site of the Ansar al-Sunnah Army showed his beheading. Maher Kemal, a Turkish contractor. Internet posting Oct. 11, 2004, showed his beheading. A statement said he was taken by the Ansar al-Sunnah Army. British engineer Kenneth Bigley, 62. Kidnapped Sept. 16, 2004, with two American co-workers for Gulf Services Co. A video issued in al-Zarqawi’s name threatened their lives unless the U.S. freed all Iraqi women in custody. The Americans were beheaded first; Bigley’s decapitation was confirmed Oct. 10, 2004. Jack Hensley, 48, a civil engineer from Marietta, Ga. Seized Sept. 16, 2004; an Internet message posted Sept. 21 reported his killing by al-Zarqawi’s followers. Eugene “Jack” Armstrong, 52, formerly of Hillsdale, Mich. Kidnapped Sept. 16, 2004; video made public Sept. 20 showed his beheading by al-Zarqawi. Akar Besir, a Turkish driver. Body found Sept. 21, 2004. Durmus Kumdereli, Turkish truck driver. Beheaded in video made public Sept. 13, 2004, but digitally dated Aug. 17. Video posted on a Web site that carries statements from al-Zarqawi’s group. Twelve Nepalese construction workers. One beheaded and 11 shot in the head in a video made public Aug. 31, 2004. Killings claimed by Ansar al-Sunnah Army. Enzo Baldoni, Italian journalist. Reported killed Aug. 26, 2004; Islamic Army in Iraq had threatened his life. Murat Yuce of Turkey. Shot dead in video made public Aug. 2, 2004, by followers of al-Zarqawi. Raja Azad, 49, engineer, and Sajad Naeem, 29, driver, both Pakistani. Slain July 28, 2004. The Islamic Army in Iraq said they were killed because Pakistan was considering sending troops to Iraq. Georgi Lazov, 30, and Ivaylo Kepov, 32, Bulgarian truck drivers. Al-Zarqawi’s followers suspected of decapitating both men. Kim Sun-il, 33, South Korea translator. Beheaded June 22, 2004, by al-Zarqawi’s group. Hussein Ali Alyan, 26, Lebanese construction worker. Found shot to death June 12, 2004. Lebanon said his killers sought ransom. Fabrizio Quattrocchi, 35, Italian security guard. Killed April 14, 2004. An unknown group, the Green Battalion, claimed responsibility. Nicholas Berg, 26, businessman from West Chester, Pa. Kidnapped in April 2004 and beheaded by al-Zarqawi’s group. FREED OR ESCAPED: 40 Turks, 20 Lebanese, 20 Jordanians, 13 Chinese, 13 Egyptians, seven Sudanese, six Italians, five Japanese, five Chinese, five Americans, five French, four Indonesians, three Iranian, three Romanians, three Kenyans, three Czechs, three Indians, three Poles, two Macedonians, two Australians, two Filipinos, two Pakistanis, two Canadians, two Russians, a German, an Irish citizen, a Sri Lankan, a Bangladeshi, a Swede, a Syrian, a Nepalese, a Briton, a Somali, a Lebanese-Cypriot, a Syrian-Canadian, an Iraqi-American and an Arab Christian from Jerusalem. MISSING: U.S. Army Spc. Keith M. Maupin, 20, of Batavia, Ohio, and Timothy Bell of Mobile, Ala. Disappeared April 9, 2004 after an attack on a fuel convoy. Arab television reported June 29, 2004 that Maupin had been killed; he is listed as missing by the U.S. military. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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DONEGAL WOMAN INJURED BY HOT WATER BOTTLE AWARDED €65,000

first_imgA young woman ho suffered a burn injury when a hot water bottle in her bed split open has been awarded €65,000 damages.Ann Marie McGee (25), Meenlaragh, Letterkenny, was aged 15 when the incident occurred 10 years ago in her home.She told the High Court yesterday she still cannot wear high heels, had to give up playing football and could not sit her mock Junior Cert exams immediately after the incident. “It was very painful. I had to keep my foot in a basin of cold water all night,” she said.She said she had to go to hospital and the skin on her left foot had bubbled up.She later developed septicaemia on the foot and could not wear socks or shoes for two months after the incident.Ms McGee said she has been left with a permanent scar and is conscious of that.“ I still can’t wear heels. The rim of the shoe catches on the burn,” she said.When the case was called yesterday before Ms Justice Mary Irvine, Richard Lyons SC, for Ms McGee, said she had settled her case against Siopa Niall Ruaidh Teoranta trading as Mace Supermarket, Gortahork, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, and the matter before the court was against wholesale distributor Peter McCallig, trading as McCallig Brothers, Mount Street, Claremorris, Co Mayo, for assessment of damages only.Counsel said proceedings against the importer and supplier of the hot water bottle could be struck out.It was claimed Ms McGee’s mother bought the hot water bottle in December 2001.On February 4th, 2002, Ms McGee placed the hot water bottle in her bed.She claimed she got into bed and placed her left foot beneath the bottle, which spilt, and the contents poured on to her foot.It was claimed the incident occurred as a result of negligence and breach of duty of the defendants, but they denied those claims.Ms Justice Irvine, who examined the scar on Ms McGee’s foot in her private chambers, said the young woman had suffered excruciating pain when the hot water bottle split open.DONEGAL WOMAN INJURED BY HOT WATER BOTTLE AWARDED €65,000 was last modified: May 23rd, 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:Ann Marie McGeeHIGH COURThot water bottlelast_img read more

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MEN ESCAPE JAIL SENTENCE AFTER GETTING TASTE OF PRISON FOR ATTACK ON YOUNG WOMAN

first_imgTwo young men who gagged and bound a girl before robbing her have escaped a lengthy jail sentence after being given a taste of prison.Lee McLaughlin was given a taste of prison. PIc by Northwest Newspix.Lee McLaughlin, and James Leedham, were part of a three man gang who terrorised two young women in a house robbery in Carndonagh. The men had pleaded guilty at Letterkenny Circuit Court to false imprisonment and aggravated burglary when they appeared on Monday last.An angry Judge John O’Hagan deferred sentence until yesterday but had sent both men to Castlerea Prison to reflect on what they had done.The court heard gang forced their way into the house at The Mullins in Carndonagh in broad daylight on September 29th, 2013.The men had their faces hidden and had also brought an imitation firearm to the house.Two young women in the house were watching television at around 1.45pm in the afternoon when the gang struck.One of the women Shannon Doherty managed to escape through a window but another woman, Danielle Doherty, who was 20, was held captive by the raiders.McLaughlin, 20, of Allendale Park, Carndonagh, tied Ms Doherty’s hands with a cable-tie and put duct tape on her mouth to stop her from screaming.James Leedham got suspended jail sentence. Pic by Northwest Newspix.The gang tried to put her into a wardrobe but she refused to go into it.They eventually stole 36 packets of cigarettes, 6 packets of loose tobacco and €58 in cash which they put into a rucksack which they had brought with them.However the men were chased by some neighbours who had ben alerted to the robbery by Ms Doherty who had escaped earlier.They managed to flee through fields but were eventually apprehended by Gardai.The court heard the gang had planned the robbery after watching a video the previous night.Victim Danielle Doherty said she was still suffering from the attack and had to lock all the doors in her house if she was home alone.Leedham, 18, of Station Road, Buncrana, revealed he had been turned down for an application joining the army and was upset.McLaughlin had suffered a vert tough childhood and his father abused him and his siblings including occasions when he would stub cigarettes out on them.Judge O’Hagan said if he had sentenced the men last Monday, they would have been looking at a lengthy jail term.“The deviousness which they did it with was quite frightening – the taping of the mouth, using cable ties, attempting to put her in the wardrobe – it’s like something you would see in the movies.“I really do hope the four days they have had in Castlerea was a time of reflection and that they should not wish to be there again,” he said.He sentenced both men to three years imprisonment but suspended the sentences for three years and ordered them to be of good behaviour.MEN ESCAPE JAIL SENTENCE AFTER GETTING TASTE OF PRISON FOR ATTACK ON YOUNG WOMAN was last modified: February 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:aggravated burglaryFalse ImprisonmentJames NeedhamLee McLaughlinletterkennylast_img read more

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Behind enemy lines, Raiders vs. Jets: Five questions with opposing beat writer

first_imgALAMEDA — Here is what Brian Costello, who covers the New York Jets for the New York Post, has to say about Sunday’s Raiders vs. New York Jets game at MetLife Stadium:1. When Jets CEO Christopher Johnson endorsed coach Adam Gase as the head coach in 2020, skeptics immediately considered it a kiss of death. In reality, is there a chance the Jets would dump their head coach after one season if their play deteriorates following wins over the Giants and Washington?Costello: I don’t think the …last_img read more

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The 4 Most Common Geocache Hiding Mistakes

first_imgFollow these four tips and you’ll avoid many of the common hurdles geocache hiders face. And while this is the end of this blog post, it’s not the end of what you need to know. Check out the Hiding Overview before placing a geocache and avoid these pitfalls and create smiles like the one below!This is the “OMG” look we’re aiming for.Share with your Friends:More Make your geocache smile… 4 things to avoid when hiding a geocache(Cough Cough) Hello class, and welcome to a quick installment of the 4 most Common Geocache Hiding Mistakes. Why read on? It’s like knowing the four common routes where there’s a bridge out, or heavy road construction, or a locust migration. These are all mistakes a new hider doesn’t have to make. Let’s learn together and if at any point you’d like to know more, check out the Hiding Overview for all you need to know.Here are the four guidelines that potential cache owners most commonly overlook:1) Choose an Appropriate LocationThink like a non-geocacher and ask yourself, “Self, am I placing this geocache somewhere where it could be mistaken for something dangerous?” Also ask yourself if geocache hunting behavior (i.e. looking through bushes) might draw attention in sensitive areas, like schools. And make sure you know whether or not geocaches are allowed in that location. Some areas require a permit, are private property, or don’t allow geocaching altogether. Ask a land manager or owner for permission when needed.2) Consider Proximity to Other GeocachesGeocaches must be at least 1/10 mile or 528 feet (161 meters) apart. Check the area for other geocaches before settling on a spot. There’s a great new planning map tool to help you, with red circles showing places that are already blocked by another geocache. It won’t tell you about secret locations, but it will catch a lot of the locations that have already been taken.3) Avoid Commercialization/AgendasGeocaches cannot be commercial or used to publicize an agenda. Sometimes people get tripped up by the commercial guideline unintentionally. There are lots of platforms that you can use to get the word out about your important cause or a business that you really (really) like, but geocaches are not an appropriate platform for that.4) Don’t Damage PropertyTelephone poles and stop signs seem like they are public property because they are so familiar, but they are the property of the city or utility company. Don’t damage things in the environment. Screwing or drilling into a live tree creates an pathway for insects and disease. Never bury a geocache, even partway. If you have to make a hole in the ground, it’s not OK. SharePrint RelatedPadlocks, RFID chips, and secret briefcases: an interview with a geocaching maniacMarch 12, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – April 4, 2012April 4, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Be a better hiderAugust 21, 2018In “News”last_img read more

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CEU stays unbeaten

first_imgRod Ebondo proved unstoppable anew to power Centro Escolar University to a 91-85 victory over Zark’s Burger-Lyceum as the Scorpions stayed unbeaten in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Tuesday at Marikina Sports Center.The Congolese fired 33 points and snagged 20 rebounds to hike the Scorpions’ record to 3-0 while halting the Pirates’ (4-2) four-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Saulong plan: Body attack Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Earlier, Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian coasted to a second consecutive win as it whipped Go for Gold, 87-65.The Revellers coasted to their fourth win in seven games. —RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Sindhu stuns world No. 2 Wang of China to ensure second medal at World Championships

first_imgP.V. Sindhu in action against world No. 2 Wang Shixian of China at the Badminton World Championship in Copenhagen on FridayPusarla Venkata Sindhu certainly knows how to step up on the big stage. On Friday, she knocked out world No.2 and All England Champion Wang Shixian of China 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 to storm into the semi-finals of the BWF World Championships in Copenhagen, bagging a second successive medal from the mega event.In the previous edition in Guangzhou, Sindhu had won a bronze – a historic first for any woman Indian shuttler in the singles event. Now, she has become the only Indian to win two World Championships medals. Prakash Padukone is the other Indian to win a singles medal at the World Championships, interestingly it came in Copenhagen in 1983.In the semi-final, Sindhu will face Spain’s Carolina Marin, the new sensation in the sport. Marin got the better of Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei 19-21, 21-19, 21-11. Sindhu has beaten Marin once but lost to her in the Australian Open in June. “It is a great feeling. My effort now will be to change the colour of my medal,” an ecstatic Sindhu told Mail Moday from Copenhagen.”It was a tense and crucial match. I’m happy that I was able to hold my nerve. I’ve often played long and close matches against her, so I was prepared for it. I was trailing 16-12 in the second game and I recovered well. It’d not have been possible without the motivation of my coach.” Saina, on the other hand, faltered in the quarter-finals for a fifth time in her career. She went down to top seed and world No.1 Li Xuerui 15-21, 15-21.advertisementSindhu showed remarkable resilience and stamina as she rallied to win the marathon hour-and-25-minute match. In the decider, the lanky Hyderabadi pulled away from 15-15 to win six points in a row. She had beaten the Chinese at the same stage in the previous edition too. Sindhu improved 4-2 against Wang in the head-tohead record. In the pre-quarterfinals, too, Sindhu had fought back from a game down against a higher-ranked, seeded sixth Korean Bae Yeon Ju.last_img read more

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India beat Nepal 2-1 to lift SAFF Under-15 Championships

first_imgFew days after the Indian senior National Team were crowned champions in the Hero Tri-Nation Football series, the Under-15 National Team, comprising of All India Football Federation’s (AIFF’s) Regional Academy boys won the SAFF U-15 Championships with a splendid display in the final against hosts Nepal in Kathmandu on Sunday.Playing in front of a partisan crowd at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato in Lalitpur, India came back from behind to beat Nepal 2-1 in the final. Down by a goal at the interval, goals from Lalrokima and Vikram guided India to a deserving 2-1 victory.Congratulations boys, top effort ??????????#BackTheBlue #SAFFU15 #Champions #PK20 pic.twitter.com/ft1Hv6PF2W- Pritam Kotal (@KotalPritam) August 27, 2017Congratulating the U-15 Team for the achievement, All India Football President Mr. Praful Patel said: “Congratulations to the boys and entire staff. The manner the boys have played is a clear indication of how a structured Youth Development Programme can raise the bar.”AIFF President Shri Praful Patel congratulates the India U15 boys on their SAFF U15 Championship win #BackTheBlue #SAFFU15 pic.twitter.com/pWiUaPgn3e- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) August 27, 2017AIFF GS Kushal Das is elated at the display of the India U-15 boys in the SAFF U15 Championship.#BackTheBlue #SAFFU15 pic.twitter.com/vBWSzoe5p4- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) August 27, 2017Mr. Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF said: “The AIFF Academy boys won many hearts with their splendid display. The Academy programme has been yielding results and I am confident this bunch of boys would go on to bring more laurels for the Country. Congratulations!”advertisementIndia came out the stronger of the two teams with the boys passing the ball around in the midfield. Ravi came close to scoring in the 14th minute while Harpreet’s header missed the target narrowly soon after. Ravi shot it straight into the keeper’s hands as India launched one attack after another.India looked like the team more likely to score but Nepal earned a penalty against the run of play in the 40th minute. The penalty was converted as Nepal headed to the dressing room leading 1-0 at the interval.India could have equalised right at the beginning of the second half but the players couldn’t finish off their chances. Givson’s free-kick struck the cross bar in the 56th minute as luck continued to elude the boys.Finally, Lalrokima struck in the 58th minute to bring things level. The goal infused life into the game as India roared in search of their second goal.Sailo’s effort was saved while Vikram hit it just wide as India bombarded the Nepal goalfront. But the Nepali defence stone walled every effort until captain Vikram netted the ball in the 74th minute to put India into the lead. The boys didn’t take the foot off the pedal as they looked for the third with Nepal barely managing to avoid conceding another.The last few minutes saw Nepal putting in long balls as they moved forward in search of an equaliser but the Indian defence stood tall.India Starting XI: Jongte, Thoiba, Harpreet, Gurkirat, Vikram, Ravi, Bekey, Sailo, Givson, Ricky, Samirlast_img read more

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Max Verstappen: ‘If you don’t believe you can do it, it’s better to stay home’

first_imgLast season every side of Verstappen was on display. The opening six races were peppered with small but costly mistakes. He rebuffed criticism with pugnacious refusals to change his driving style, offered to headbutt anyone who asked about it and was vocal in his frustration with his team’s Renault engine. But in the second half he let his driving do the talking, taking seven podiums from nine races and a win in Mexico. Yet he could not quite throw off the “Mad Max” tag, after his on-track tangle with Esteban Ocon in Brazil ended with him confronting and shoving the Frenchman after the race.What has emerged it seems is a driver applying greater, more rigorous, self-analysis. It would be trite to simply say Verstappen has grown up but nothing builds character quite like experience, especially in racing. Read more Motor sport Share on Facebook F1 2019: team-by-team guide to the cars and drivers Photograph: Cyril Zingaro/KEYSTONE Was this helpful? Esteban Ocon and Max Verstappen collide during the Brazilian Grand Prix. Photograph: Steve Etherington/LAT Images/REX/Shutterstock Max Verstappen Support The Guardian Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter How the teams line upAlfa Romeo Kimi Räikkönen (Fin), Antonio Giovinazzi (It)Ferrari Sebastian Vettel (Ger), Charles Leclerc (Mon)Haas Romain Grosjean (Fr), Kevin Magnussen (Den)McLaren Lando Norris (GB), Carlos Sainz (Sp)Mercedes Lewis Hamilton (GB), Valtteri Bottas (Fin)Racing Point Sergio Pérez (Mex), Lance Stroll (Can)Red Bull Pierre Gasly (Fr), Max Verstappen (Neth)Renault Daniel Ricciardo (Aus), Nico Hülkenburg (Ger)Toro Rosso Alexander Albon (Thai), Daniil Kvyat (Rus)Williams George Russell (GB), Robert Kubica (Pol) Share on LinkedIn Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Never one to lack faith in his own abilities Max Verstappen is, as ever, brimming with confidence before his fifth season in Formula One. Such is his prodigious talent and indeed his assurance in it, the popular conception is that it was ever thus. Yet, on the eve of the Australian Grand Prix, Verstappen unusually admits that even he once harboured shades of doubt. They are, of course, now long since dismissed, summarily dealt with in the forge that has made his personality so strong, a process he concedes was tough as a child but from which has emerged a world championship contender.Verstappen, now 21, started karting aged four, encouraged by his father Jos who raced in F1 in the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2015, at 17, Verstappen became the youngest driver to compete in a grand prix, a year later he was the youngest to win a race, in Spain for Red Bull, the team for whom he still drives. He has been impossible to ignore, his talent braced by a self-belief of positively belligerent conviction. He is outspoken, entertaining and F1 must hope he is the future. It is the past that has defined why he believes he will be. Max Verstappen in winter testing at the Circuit de Catalunya. Photograph: Dan Istitene/Getty Images … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.  There have been plenty of drivers switching seats in the buildup to the new season. Daniel Ricciardo has left Red Bull for Renault, with Carlos Sainz moving to McLaren after Fernando Alonso’s departure. Frenchman Pierre Gasly has been promoted from Toro Rosso to replace Ricciardo, with British-Thai driver Alex Albon taking his place.  Charles Leclerc moves from Sauber to partner Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari, trading places with Kimi Räikkönen (pictured), who will race for a rebranded Alfa Romeo team. Force India are now known as Racing Point, with Lance Stroll joining them from Williams.  The British constructor welcomes two new drivers –home hopeful and Formula 2 world champion George Russell and Robert Kubica, who makes his F1 return eight years after suffering life-threatening injuries in a rallying accident. Share via Email interviews Formula Onecenter_img Thank you for your feedback. This is the first season in Red Bull’s partnership with the engine manufacturer Honda. The team look a little behind Ferrari and Mercedes on pace and are braced to take some hits on engine reliability as Honda push hard to improve performance. A key test for Verstappen is how he will react if Honda fail more often than the team have bargained for.However, with Daniel Ricciardo departing for Renault to be replaced by Pierre Gasly, Verstappen is now Red Bull’s lead driver. The team principal, Christian Horner, is adamant the Dutchman is up to the task, praising how he has evolved and insisting he now has “the tools to take the fight to Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel”. Since you’re here… Twitter Quick guide F1 2019: Teams and drivers Red Bull Topics Interestingly, Verstappen’s assessment of those opening six races reflects Hamilton’s oft‑repeated commitment to taking the positives from every experience. “My dad always told me: ‘Even when you think you are not going fast enough you are still by far quick enough,’” he says. “I felt that by driving a little slower I became better after those six races. Every single race I learn. Whether a win, or a podium or retire, you always learn.”Verstappen knows he needs the machinery beneath him to be in the title race and this season Red Bull and Honda probably do not have it. Yet he is in no doubt he could fight Hamilton or Vettel if he had the car. “It would be stupid not to think like that,” he says. “It would be better to stay home if you don’t believe you can do it. Of course it sounds arrogant to think like that but it would be stupid not to.”His detractors have cited arrogance as a flaw in the past but it is really the necessary self-belief shared by the greats. It reflects the promise on which he is determined to deliver having held fast to lessons learned when his childhood contemporaries were having a kickabout. “You have to be hard on yourself. No lying to yourself. Normally racing drivers have a lot of excuses.” Formula One 2019 Show Facebook Share on WhatsApp “You have to be honest with yourself, that is most important,” he says. “I learned it from my dad. He was always very hard on me but in a fair way. When I was seven or eight I was already taking it seriously. When other competitors were playing football in the paddock, I was working with my dad to try and get the best out of it. At the time I thought: ‘Should I really be like this? Should it be the way I am working?’ But I am really happy we did that.”There is no sense of regret, nor has it prevented him from growing into a young man with a natural ebullience and now the Verstappen package seems more rounded, more complete and more threatening than ever to his rivals. “You need to be able to talk to yourself about what you can do better or what went wrong. To really be able to analyse everything really well. I have learned how to deal with those things.“There are always things which can be improved. Sometimes it is good to make mistakes, it shouldn’t always be great and amazing, you need a few setbacks to become better.” Hide Pinterest Share on Messenger Reuse this content I felt by driving a little slower I became better after those six races. Every single race I learnMax Verstappen Pinterest Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

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Check Out Mike Gundy Attempting To Dance After Win Over Texas

first_imgMike GundyTwitter/@CowboyFBWARNING: What you are about to see from Mike Gundy isn’t pretty.Oklahoma State picked up a nice win against Texas on Saturday by the final count of 49-31. Whether or not the loss puts Charlie Strong’s job in jeopardy is an unknown, but we do know one thing and that is that ‘Pokes head coach Mike Gundy can not dance.Here he is celebrating the win over the Longhorns:You know. #okstate #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/9lKoo957G0— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) October 1, 2016You know from the very start that this is about to be bad as soon as he starts swaying his arms back and forth.It gets even worse when he starts moving closer and closer to the ground in some sort of squatting motion.The arm swaying may be the most cringe worthy part of the dance. It’s almost as if he is imitating a monkey.Shoutout to the person filming this video and keeping such a steady hand in the midst of watching that spectacle.Keep doing you, Mr. Gundy.last_img read more

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Report: Nebraska Linebacker Quayshon Alexander Set To Transfer

first_imgShot of the Nebraska Cornhuskers flag.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: The Nebraska Cornhuskers flag after a touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska may have an issue bubbling up with its linebacker depth. On Wednesday, the team reportedly lost Breon Dixon, a former four-star player that transferred in from Ole Miss.Now, a second outside linebacker is departing the Huskers in two days. Reserve Quayshon Alexander is set to transfer.Alexander was a member of Nebraska’s 2016 recruiting class. He was a three-star recruit out of New Jersey, and chose the Huskers over nearby Rutgers, as well as Big Ten power Michigan out of high school.Alexander is also coming off of a productive spring game in which he recorded seven tackles, which adds to the surprise a bit.According to a report by the Omaha World-Herald, Quayshon Alexander is set to transfer from Nebraska.From the article:A source with knowledge of the decision confirmed late Wednesday night that junior Quayshon Alexander is leaving NU’s football program. Alexander missed the 2018 football season while recovering from shoulder surgery. He appeared in the 2019 spring game — leading the way with seven tackles — and spoke to reporters afterward.He seemed to hint towards that decision with a Wednesday tweet as well.Another chapter needs to be written— Quayshon T Alexander (@KinG_QuaY_23) April 24, 2019Alexander played sparingly in 2017, and then missed the entire 2018 season after shoulder surgery.[Omaha World-Herald]last_img read more

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14 Newly Certified Tour Guides for Montego Bay

first_img The 13 males and one female, who previously operated as unofficial tour guides in the tourism capital, recently completed a 12-day course covering elements of customer service as well as Montego Bay’s cultural, historical and contemporary heritage. The resort city of Montego Bay now has 14 newly trained and certified tour guides. “You must not allow anyone to destroy what you are out there to do. You have persons on the street who do the things that you do, but they are not certified. So what I would encourage you to do is to encourage them to get certified, because this is the first step in making sure that we all share a bit of the tourism pie,” he said.Mayor Davis was speaking at the graduation ceremony held on Wednesday (March 20) at the offices of the St. James Municipal Corporation, which had partnered with the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCO) in organising the training.Regional Manager for the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCO), Kenya Keddo-Laing, and Regional Director of TPDCo, Odette Dyer, presents sole female in the Montego Bay tour guide training programme, Vennissa Johnson, with her certificate at the graduation ceremony held at the St. James Municipal Corporation on Wednesday, March 20. A total of 14 persons were trained under the Team Jamaica initiative and the Montego Bay City Guides programme as part of efforts to curb visitor harassment. The resort city of Montego Bay now has 14 newly trained and certified tour guides.The 13 males and one female, who previously operated as unofficial tour guides in the tourism capital, recently completed a 12-day course covering elements of customer service as well as Montego Bay’s cultural, historical and contemporary heritage.The training was done under the Team Jamaica initiative and the Montego Bay City Guides programme, and is part of efforts to curb visitor harassment.Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, commended the tour guides, noting that they have been empowered to make meaningful contributions towards the development of the city, the parish of St. James and the growing tourism sector.Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis (left), hands over a certificate to newly trained Montego Bay tour guide, Lloyd Haye, during a graduation ceremony held on Wednesday (March 20) at the St. James Municipal Corporation. Executive Director, Jamaica Vacations, Joy Roberts, shares the moment. A total of 14 persons were trained under the Team Jamaica initiative and the Montego Bay City Guides programme as part of efforts to curb visitor harassment. Story Highlights The training was done under the Team Jamaica initiative and the Montego Bay City Guides programme, and is part of efforts to curb visitor harassment. He suggested that the Government “look at the legislative framework in order to make their activities legal, because even though they are certified, there is a law against soliciting as it relates to intercepting visitors to offer them a service”.last_img read more

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Sharp winds scuttle efforts to retrieve bodies

first_imgPithoragarh: Indian Air Force helicopters on Wednesday undertook three sorties to retrieve bodies of five mountaineers lying near the Nanda Devi East Peak in Uttarakhand but high-speed sharp winds hampered their efforts.Considering the tough terrain, the operation of retrieving the bodies might extend beyond a week, Pithoragarh District Magistrate V K Jogdande said. He said three sorties were undertaken from Pithoragarh to retrieve the bodies but the helicopters could not hover over and get down at the spot where five bodies were found. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twistHigh-speed sharp winds at the peak did not let the IAF helicopters with ITBP mountaineers on board get down, he said. “Besides the aerial operation, the administration will also try to reach the spot by the land route tomorrow to retrieve the bodies,” he said. We are being joined by 35 State Disaster Response Force men tonight who will be divided into two groups. One will be sent to the spot by land route while the other will try to reach the spot by air,” the DM said. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France”Due to continuous snowfall in the region the bodies might be covered by snow which would further complicate the challenge for the rescue team,” he said. IAF helicopters had on Monday spotted the bodies of five of the eight mountaineers who went missing recently on way to the Nanda Devi East peak. The bodies had been sighted near an unscaled peak adjoining the Nanda Devi East peak during a search by IAF helicopters. The bodies were of mountaineers belonging to the eight-member team comprising climbers from the UK, US and Australia that went missing en route to the Nanda Devi East peak. Apparently, the mountaineers perished in an avalanche while ascending an unscaled peak near the Nanda Devi East peak after they failed to scale the latter, the DM had said. The bodies were sighted after an air search was conducted over the peak on the basis of clues provided by four climbers from the UK rescued during a sortie undertaken on Sunday. The missing mountaineers included seven from the UK, US and Australia besides one liaison officer from Delhi’s Indian Mountaineering Foundation. They had left Munsiyari on May 13 to scale the peak but did not return to the base camp on the appointed date of May 25. Led by well known British mountaineer Martin Moran, the team comprised John McLaren, Richard Payne, Rupert Havel (all from the UK), Ruth Macrain (Australia), Anthony Sudekum (US), Rachel Bimmel (US) and a liaison officer from the Indian Mountaineering Foundation Chetan Pandey. With PTI inputslast_img read more

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Tourist vehicle skids off road plunges into Teesta

first_imgKolkata: A tourist vehicle travelling from Siliguri towards Sikkim skidded off the road and plunged more than 100 feet into the River Teesta near the Coronation bridge on Wednesday. The vehicle, along with the passengers and the driver, has gone missing in the river. A search operation has been launched.The incident occurred around 2 pm on Wednesday. The number plate (WB73E2940) of the vehicle, luggage, driver’s wallet and driving license and wallet were found from the accident site. A search and rescue operation has been launched. NDRF, rafters and fire brigade personnel have launched the search operation. The driver (as per his PAN card) is Rajesh Rai, a resident of Bhanunagar, Sevok Road, Bhaktinagar, Siliguri. On investigation, the police found out that the Innova vehicle was carrying two tourists from Jaipur, Rajasthan. They were identified as Aman Gaur (26) and Gaurav Sharma (24). Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersAt the time of filing the report the vehicle as well as the passengers and drivers were still untraceable. Meanwhile, rains continued in the Hills on Wednesday with fresh landslides. There were 6 landslides reported between Rongtong and Kurseong on the NH55. The NJP-Darjeeling Darjeeling Himalayan railway services continue to be suspended. A Mazda truck and a bike were washed away in a slide in Tindharia. On the National Highway 10 to Sikkim, landslides were reported Kalijhora, 29th Mile, Setijhora and Bhoteybhir near Rongpu. Earth movers were pressed into service and a single lane was opened up for traffic.last_img read more

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CoucheTard signs asset swap deal in US with Cross America Partners

MONTREAL — Alimentation Couche-Tard and CrossAmerica Partners LP have signed a deal to swap convenience and gas station assets in the U.S.Under the agreement, Couche-Tard has agreed to sell 192 U.S convenience and fuel retail stores to CrossAmerica, with an aggregate value of about US$184.5 million.Meanwhile, CrossAmerica has agreed to sell Couche-Tard assets valued at US$184.5 million, including the real estate property for 56 U.S. company-operated convenience and fuel retail stores leased and operated by Couche-Tard and 17 stores owned and operated by CrossAmerica in the U.S. Upper Midwest.Couche-Tard says the deal is expected to take place through a series of transactions over a period of up to 24 months.The closing of each transaction is subject to customary closing conditions.Couche-Tard’s wholly owned subsidiary CrossAmerica GP is the general partner for CrossAmerica Partners LP.“We believe this transaction will be beneficial to both parties,” Couche-Tard chief executive Brian Hannasch said in a statement.“The transfer of Couche-Tard’s retail stores to CrossAmerica will help optimize the long-term value of these assets, further strengthens Couche-Tard’s core retail business and is a win-win for both sets of stakeholders.” read more

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New copyright licence for University

Brock has signed the Access Copyright licence, which means changes to how printed material is copied and distributed on campus.Brock University is one of the latest to sign the much-contested Access Copyright licence developed by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.“A review of Brock’s copying practices and resources suggested that the licence was necessary to give the university time to develop the structures, processes and supports needed to operate effectively without a licence in the future,” Murray Knuttila, Provost and Vice-President Academic, said in a university-wide statement.“In the interim, the license will protect faculty and students from copyright infringement claims,” he said.Professors and students at universities that sign onto the licence are able to reproduce works that are in Access Copyright’s repertoire subject to certain limits.Instructors can copy and distribute:· * up to 20 percent of a work· * an entire newspaper or journal article· * an entire book chapter, as long as it is not more than 20 percent of the book· * a single short story, play, poem, or essay from a larger work· * an entire entry from a reference work such as an encyclopedia· * an entire reproduction of an artistic work such as a drawing or painting from a larger work; and· * an entire newspaper or journal page.All Canadian universities that have signed the licence are charged a flat rate per full-time student for this licence, usually passed down to students in mandatory fees.What has proved to be unpopular with many institutions is a jump in this fee to $26 per student in 2011, up from $3.38 – plus an additional 10 cents per page for course packs – per student in 2010.Also, there are some stipulations that prohibit instructors and students from keeping copies of journal articles in personal libraries, computers or e-mail accounts. The licence also defines copying as providing Internet links to works.Universities that have decided not to sign the voluntary licence include University of British Columbia, University of Saskatchewan, Carlton University, York University, Queen’s University and the University of New Brunswick.Brock joins the University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, the University of Ottawa, and McMaster University, among others, in signing the licence.“Although the licence has some flaws, it does offer Brock some real benefits, including the right to share materials with students in a variety of ways,” said Chabriol Colebatch, Brock University’s copyright co-ordinator and legal adviser.She says that, assuming the materials to be copied fall within the scope of the licence, “instructors will now be able to scan book chapters and post them on Isaak/Sakai.“They’ll also be able to post journal articles from journals for which we don’t have a licence,” she said. “And they continue to have the right to create print course packs, and print reserves and classroom handouts.”Access Copyright is a not-for-profit group set up to collect revenues from licenced Canadian universities, businesses, libraries and other institutions for the photocopying of print works. The organization distributes these revenues to publishers, authors, and other rights holders. read more

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Blast off Bucks top Rockets

Ohio State unleashed a week’s worth of frustration on Toledo, with the Rockets playing the role of punching bag in the Buckeyes’38-0 victory Saturday at Cleveland Browns Stadium.A week after falling to No. 3 USC at home, 18-15, the Buckeyes shut down Toledo’s spread attack, which had averaged 42.5 points per game before facing OSU.“Our defense came out of the box,” Buckeye coach Jim Tressel said. “When you swarm on defense like we do, it gives your offense a few more opportunities, and we struck a couple plays that took command of the ballgame.”The Buckeyes got off to a quick start.On OSU’s third play from scrimmage, quarterback Terrelle Pryor launched a strike downfield to a wide-open Dane Sanzenbacher for a 76-yard score.“It felt like it was in the air forever,” Sanzenbacher said. “We got lucky that it opened up like that, easy pitch and catch.”Sanzenbacher found open seams throughout the day, totaling 126 yards on five catches, two resulting in touchdowns. The junior receiver enjoyed excelling against his hometown team.Pryor finished with a career-high 262 passing yards, in addition to 110 yards on the ground on 12 carries. He kept Toledo’s defense off-balance all afternoon with his dual-threat approach.“I love getting the ball to my receivers,” the sophomore quarterback said. “Believe me, if I can run, I’m going to take off and run and get the ten yards or whatever. That’s a choice of mine. I could take off and get ten yards every time, but I love getting the ball into my receivers hands, and maybe they can break it for 70, 80 yards.”The Rockets, meanwhile, struggled to sustain drives against a flocking OSU defense.“We got down 21-0 early and had to throw the football a little more than we would have liked,” Toledo coach Tim Beckman said. “I thought at times we were able to run the ball, but we got into so many situations that we couldn’t continually run the football.”Toledo quarterback Aaron Opelt, who racked up 742 passing yards and seven touchdowns in his first two games of the season, managed just 197 without a score in the loss. The Buckeyes held the Rockets to just 210 total yards, a far cry from Toledo’s previous average of 559 yards per game.The Buckeyes’ second series lasted 12 plays and covered 68 yards. Pryor found Sanzenbacher for another touchdown, this time slinging an 18-yard pass into tight coverage for the score. Sanzenbacher made a one-handed stretch to snag the throw.“That ball was thrown in a hurry and right at the break,” Tressel said. “Dane’s got good hands. He’s a steady guy. Nothing bothers him inside, even when there’s a lot of bodies flying around.”Each of Toledo’s first ten drives ended with a punt. The Rockets fumbled away their only glance at the end zone late in the third quarter.On its only drive lasting more than seven plays, Toledo moved the ball deep inside Buckeye territory. Opelt connected with receiver Eric Page in stride near the end zone, but he lost control of the ball when unsuccessfully spinning away from a Kurt Coleman tackle.Linebacker Ross Homan recovered the fumble for the Buckeyes, who regained possession and maintained the shutout.The victory cleanses some of the rotten taste left in the players’ mouths after losing to Southern Cal. Following a week of criticism and scrutiny, the team is ready to move forward onto Big Ten play.“Criticism doesn’t bother us,” Pryor said. “I know what I’m capable of. I know what the offensive line is capable of. We all know what each other is capable of. It comes with the territory, you just have to do your job.”The dominating performance against Toledo helped prepare Ohio State for the rigor of conference play, Sanzenbacher said.“We have to be a lot more focused,” he said. “We know that every team has us marked down on their calendars and is going to play us tough.” read more

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Boy racer destroys £500000 worth of supercars after speeding through Chelsea street

An Audi Q7, was allegedly chasing a Porsche, when it span out of control A speeding motorist has destroyed a string of supercars worth more than £500,000 in a London street after ploughing into them in scenes compared to action films The Fast and the Furious.An Audi Q7, was allegedly chasing a Porsche, when it span out of control in Moore Street, Chelsea, smashing into a row of parked cars before flipping over.One woman revealed that three of her vehicles had all been damaged; a McLaren, a Porsche and a Bentley.Resident Summer Haider rushed out of her house. She told MailOnline: “I really thought there had been some sort of explosion, like a helicopter coming down.“The driver got out. There was blood coming from his head.”Another said it was a “miracle” no one was killed.“It was very lucky no pedestrians were around,” she said. “If any other vehicle had been coming down the street they would have been history.”The woman said the Audi driver emerged from his vehicle “dazed and in shock” and covered in blood with some hair missing. 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. “He was clearly in shock and had no idea how badly injured he was,” she said.“He was saying he was chasing a car that had previously bashed into him. I made him sit on a bench until paramedics arrived.” Others said the street, on which the average house is worth £4.5million, was “very dangerous” with drivers racing down it often.Eyewitnesses likened the aftermath to a scene from Hollywood action films The Fast and the Furious that focus on illegal street racing.Elizabeth Neville, a vicar’s wife, said she was woken by the sound of the collision.“There was lots of shouting a swearing from guy after the crash. It was mayhem,” she told MailOnline.Viola Pemberton-Pigot, whose black railings were destroyed in the crash, added: “Luckily I was behind curtains and did not see it, but I certainly heard the crash. It was an terrible noise.“All the neighbours came out. We are all just grateful that no one was hurt. It could have been so much worse.”A police spokesman said: “Police were called to Moore Street at 0031hrs on Monday August 5 following a collision between a car and number of parked cars. “A male driver and passenger from the car involved were taken to hospital for the treatment of head injuries. “Their condition is not believed to be life threatening. The driver however continue to receive treatment for serious head injuries. All of the parked cars were empty at the time of the collision. No arrests have been made. Enquiries into the full circumstances continue.” An Audi Q7, was allegedly chasing a Porsche, when it span out of control read more

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Kildare triumph against Offaly in Leinster SFC quarterfinal in Croke Park

first_imgKILDARE: Mark Donnellan (Maynooth); Peter Kelly (Two Mile House), Michael Foley (Athy), Hugh McGrillen (Celbridge); Ollie Lyons (Celbridge), Eamonn Callaghan (Naas), Emmet Bolton (Eadestown); Daryl Flynn (Moorefield), Daniel Flynn (Johnstownbridge); Paul Cribbin (Johnstownbridge), Niall Kelly (Athy), Eoghan O’Flaherty (Carbury); Johnny Doyle (Allenwood), Tomás O’Connor (Clane), Paddy Brophy (Celbridge).Subs: Fionn Dowling (Suncroft) for Brophy (47), Seanie Johnston (St Kevin’s) for O’Connor (55), Morgan O’Flaherty (Carbury) for O’Flaherty (60), David Hyland (Athy) for Bolton (64), Robert Kelly (Straffan) for Daryl Flynn (64).OFFALY: Alan Mulhall (Walsh Island); Brian Darby (Rhode), Paul McConway (Tullamore), Daithi Brady (Ballyfore); Eoin Carroll (Cappincur), Shane Sullivan (Rhode), Michael Brazil (Tullamore); Alan McNamee (Rhode), Brian Connor (Walsh Island); Graham Guilfoyle (Clara), Johnny Brickland (St Brigid’s), David Hanlon (Edenderry); Anton Sullivan (Rhode), Niall McNamee (Rhode), Ken Casey (St Brigid’s).Subs: Peter Cunningham (Bracknagh) for Carroll (27), Niall Darby (Rhode) for Brazil (46), Johnny Moloney (Tullamore) for Connor (52), Ruairi Allen (Gracefield) for Brickland (55), Paul McPadden (Rhode) for Sullivan (60).Referee: Rory Hickey (Clare)23 signs that you’re an Offaly sports fanKildare’s Doyle sad at the retirement of his ‘good buddy’ Earley Scorers for Kildare: Johnny Doyle 0-6 (0-3f), Niall Kelly, Eoghan O’Flaherty 0-4 each, Daniel Flynn 0-3, Paul Cribbin, Seanie Johnston 0-1.Scorers for Offaly: Niall McNamee, Ken Casey (0-2f) 0-4 each, David Hanlon 1-0 Alan Mulhall (0-1 ’45), Graham Guilfoyle, Alan McNamee, Niall Darby 0-1 each. Offaly’s Paul McConway with John Doyle of KildarePic: INPHO/Morgan TreacyO’Flaherty also offered good support for Kildare in the scoring stakes as he has weighed in with three first-half points while U21 star Kelly enjoyed a strong closing period to the first-half when he raised two white flags.Offaly did demonstrate a capacity to shine up front early on with Niall McNamee giving Kildare’s Michael Foley difficult moments while Graham Guilfoyle and Alan McNamee notched beautiful points from distance.Offaly were thankful for the intervention of goalkeeper Alan Mulhall in the 23rd minute when he did superbly to acrobatically tip a goal bound flick by Eoghan O’Flaherty over the bar.The second-half opened in a competitive fashion as the teams traded points but then Kildare increased the tempo midway through the half to power clear and run out winners by a four-point margin.Offaly’s Michael Brazil and Tomas O’Connor of KildarePic: INPHO/Ryan Byrnecenter_img Kildare 0-19Offaly 1-12A strong second-half display was enough to see Kildare past Offaly in their Leinster senior football quarter-final this evening at Croke Park.The game was tightly balanced for long stages and in the 44th minute Niall McNamee fired over a stylish point for Offaly to cut the gap to 0-12 to 0-10.However Kildare then took over to string together the next six points of the game without reply. By the time Offaly scored again in the 65th minute through substitute Niall Darby, they were trailing by 0-18 to 0-11.The Faithful did grab the only goal of the game late on when championship debutant David Hanlon struck a penalty to the net but substitute Seanie Johnston added the insurance point for Kildare to round off the game.The game saw history made at Croke Park when the score detection technology Hawkeye was used for the first time in a GAA match. Offaly substitute Peter Cunningham’s shot in the 47th minute required the use of Hawkeye before it was demonstrated on the big screen that the shot was wide.Kildare will have been pleased to surmount this challenge with the attacking class of Johnny Doyle and Eoghan O’Flaherty extremely important while U21′s Niall Kelly and Daniel Flynn impressed as they chalked up seven points between them on their championship debuts.Offaly will be heartened by their showing as they were highly competitive. Twelve months ago they were convincingly beaten by 13 points by Kildare at this stage of the championship but Emmet McDonnell’s side closed the gap notably here with Niall McNamee and Ken Casey impressing up front for them.Kildare had held the upper hand by three points at half-time, 0-10 to 0-7. The opening period was tightly balanced for long stages but Kildare notched three of the last four points of the half to forge ahead.The class of the experienced Doyle surfaced during the first-half for Kildare. He offered direction up front by notching some exceptional points for Kieran McGeeney’s side.last_img read more

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Parc national des Calanques son périmètre et sa charte validés

first_imgParc national des Calanques : son périmètre et sa charte validésVendredi, lors de l’assemblée générale du groupement d’intérêt public (GIP) portant le projet, le périmètre et la charte du parc national des Calanques ont été adoptés. D’ici à la fin de l’année, le premier parc périurbain européen devrait enfin être créé.Le périmètre du “coeur marin” du parc, s’étendant sur près de 42.000 hectares, ainsi que celui du “coeur terrestre”, soit 16.000 hectares environ, ont été adoptés avec 79% des voix. La charte a quant à elle été votée avec une large majorité de 82%.À lire aussiBiodiversité, Game of Thrones et Mars, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 8 maiComme le rapporte Le Parisien, le périmètre du “cœur marin” n’inclut finalement pas la rade sud ni l’archipel du Frioul. Un projet qui avait fait l’objet de débats houleux, plaisanciers et pêcheurs s’y opposant fermement. Cette nouvelle version de l’avant-projet du parc des Calanques, qui va désormais être soumise à deux consultations nationales, prévoit la création de zones de non-prélèvement s’étendant sur 4.500 hectares, soit 11 % du cœur du parc marin. A l’issue des consultations, une troisième version du projet sera proposée, vers le mois d’avril. Une enquête publique sera ensuite lancée au cours de l’été, a indiqué Guy Teissier, le président du GIP. Une fois finalisé, le projet sera présenté devant le Conseil d’Etat par le ministère de l’Environnement, dernière étape avant que le parc ne puisse enfin voir le jour. Une création prévue avant la fin de l’année. Visant à préserver la biodiversité, la quiétude des lieux et le patrimoine culturel des Calanques, le site deviendra alors le troisième parc périurbain du monde après ceux du Cap, en Afrique du Sud, et de Sydney en Australie. Le 14 février 2011 à 17:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Nikki Bella gives update on relationship with John Cena WWE stars talk

first_img In the video seen above, Nikki Bella posted an update on what her current relationship status is with John Cena on her Bella Twins YouTube channel. Nikki noted that they are just friends right now, but talk everyday. A new episode of “Total Bellas” on E! airs tonight at 9:00 PM ET. WWE stars talk wrestling in TaipeiWWE posted the following, featuring comments from Smackdown Women’s Champion Carmella and Sin Cara talking about competing in Taipei for the first time. [email protected] comments on her first time competing in #Taipei. #WWETaipei pic.twitter.com/9E2CgH6vYz— WWE (@WWE) July 1, 2018 Videos Articles Nikki Bella Opens Up About Life After John Cena Split Now Playing Up Next WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event Facebook Twitter Videos Articles Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey Videos Articles WhatsApp [email protected] comments on competing in #Taipei for the very first time in his career! #WWETaipei pic.twitter.com/1tr9tBI1uD— WWE (@WWE) July 1, 2018 Pinterest Brie Bella Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella Google+ John Cena John Cena Happy Nikki Bella Has Moved On ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella thinks shes embarrassed John Cena over their split WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Recommended videosPowered by AnyClip’Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John CenaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two more WWE Superstars reportedly scheduled to appear at RAW Reunion showlast_img read more

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Trump taps Israel envoy eyes moving embassy to Jerusalem

first_imgWASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s selection of a hard-line pro-Israel advocate as his U.S. ambassador to the Jewish state could signal the end of decades of American support for the establishment of an independent Palestine.Body justified: The president-elect’s transition team already has asked the State Department to assess how to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, according to one official, underscoring Trump’s commitment to back Israel in ways no American leader has before.Trump isn’t the first incoming president to promise to move the embassy from Tel Aviv. But his team’s State Department request and comments from aides and advisers suggest he will be the first to charge into what promises to be a diplomatic and political minefield.The ambassador-designate, David Friedman, has long ties to Israel’s settler movement and has supported stances on the far-right of Israel’s political spectrum, well beyond those of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Orthodox Jewish lawyer from New York has suggested Trump would support Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank, effectively eliminating the possibility of a Palestinian state. He has served as president of American Friends of Bet El Institutions, which supports a settlement.“This is about as sharp a break with past policy as I’ve seen in the last 25 years,” said Aaron David Miller, a Mideast adviser under five American presidents of both parties.last_img read more

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Four journalists newspaper are Times Person of the Year

first_imgTime magazine named four journalists and a newspaper on Tuesday as its 2018 Person of the Year for what it said was standing up for the truth in the face of persecution and violence.The group, which Time called “the guardians,” consists of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi; the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, where five people were shot to death at the newspaper’s offices in June; Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who has been arrested; and Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who have been detained in Myanmar for nearly a year.“They are representative of a broader fight by countless others around the world — as of Dec. 10, at least 52 journalists have been murdered in 2018 — who risk all to tell the story of our time,” Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal wrote in an essay.Time selected them “for taking great risks in pursuit of greater truths, for the imperfect but essential quest for facts that are central to civil discourse, for speaking up and speaking out.”Khashoggi was killed two months ago when The Washington Post columnist, who had lived in the U.S., visited Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Turkey for paperwork so he could get married. He had been critical of the Saudi regime.last_img read more

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Benitez says he wont talk about transfers

first_imgThe Newcastle United manager says he will wait for the team’s directors to get him the players he needs and wantsNewcastle United boss Rafael Benitez says he will not talk about transfers until the team’s directors get him what he needs.“I don’t want to talk about transfers,” he told reporters according to The Daily Mail.“If I don’t talk about it then you won’t need to analyze every single word I say.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I was talking to [managing director] Lee Charnley on Thursday about the transfer window, but I prefer not to talk too much now, that is it, it is my decision,” he added.“The players know the reality. Maybe some of them think differently.”“But the squad, overall, they know that we have to do everything right to win games. They see each other in training,” he commented.“They know if we are focused like last season we can compete with other teams. As soon as someone thinks we are better than we are or start listening to pundits, then you struggle.”last_img read more

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Former Oregon congressman sentenced to prison

first_imgLOS ANGELES — A former Oregon congressman has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for failing to report nearly $500,000 he received from a $10 million investment fraud scheme.Los Angeles federal prosecutors say 80-year-old Wester Shadric Cooley, who lives in Bend, Ore., was ordered on Monday to serve a year and a day in prison starting March 11.The judge also ordered Cooley to pay $3.5 million restitution to 400 investor victims and $138,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.The Republican represented Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District from 1995-97.Investigators say Cooley and two others lured victims into purchasing unregistered stock in Bidbay.com Inc. by falsely telling them the company was being acquired by eBay.Cooley pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return and receiving $1.1 million from the scheme.last_img read more

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first_img Citation: “Is that a smartwatch you’re not wearing?” Google’s may actually appear (2013, March 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-03-smartwatch-youre-google.html Google has designs on flip-up wristwatch Want to play smartwatch? That’s the game where you pretend to buy a big-vendor smartwatch that doesn’t exist but everyone talks about nonetheless. There is the Samsung smartwatch rumor mill, the Apple smartwatch rumor mill, and, as of this week, a burning-up Google rumor mill. The Google talk was sparked by Financial Times blogger, Tim Bradshaw, this week. In his blog titled “Google is working on a smartwatch, too” he said according to “a person briefed on the project” that Google’s smart watch is being developed by its Android unit, and the watch will “act as an extension to the smartphones using that operating system.” Explore further There is no word of a date when it might launch but there are clues that Bradshaw might be writing about more than extra ingredients for the Samsung-Apple-Google rumor mill. Since the project is attributed to the Android unit and not the X Lab, the project might be earmarked for launch rather than multi-phased explorations that may or may not surface any time soon. The Google X Lab hatches technologies for the future such as the much-publicized self-driving cars and glasses. Another clue lies in the date October 2011, when Google filed a patent for a “Smart-watch including flip up display.” The filing described a smart-watch that can include a wristband, a base, a flip up portion, and a camera. The patent described the camera as one that can be in communication with the processor and the flip up portion can form a viewfinder for the camera when in the open position and be configured to display information regarding an image within the viewfinder.A popular view about a likely Google smartwatch is that wearable computing in and of itself is considered as an inevitable sign of the future, which makes the watch undertaking all the more plausible. Moving information away from the confines of desks and PC screens, the mobile computing labs outside Google are busy tinkering with wearable devices that operate in the physical world. While talking sneakers and Google glass already grab attention as what-ifs, they might be less amenable to immediate and easy uptake than would wearable watches. Should Samsung and Apple rush out smartwatches, Google would be left in the dust. As the Financial Times blog noted, smart watches, whether by Apple, Samsung, or Google, would jumpstart the wearables market. © 2013 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Gear up to haunt this Halloween

If you have plans to spook your near and dear ones this halloween, then Fast Turtle is a one stop-shop for all your party supplies and themes. Fast turtle, the store started by Zarine Batra a year ago is here to offer solutions for all your theme party essentials.‘To make these occasions unforgettable in the best possible way with the right party accessories is key objective for the origin of Fast Turtle,’ says Zarine. This year, the store is offering Halloween accessories like horrified nails, dragon costumes, pumpkin faces and more.So head your way towards Fast Turtle soon and gear up to haunt. read more

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Neckneck battle surfaces in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: The 42 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal witnessed a neck-and-neck fight between Trinamool Congress and BJP. While TMC won 21 seats, BJP bagged 16 with a single seat for Congress. TMC was leading in one seat, BJP in a couple and Congress in one as per the last poll result update.TMC’s showing was good, particularly in South 24-Parganas, Kolkata, Howrah and Birbhum, where it managed to retain all the seats it had won in 2014. In South 24-Parganas, Pratima Mondal won the Joynagar seat by over 3 lakh votes, while Chowdhury Mohan Jatua won the Mathurapur seat by around 2 lakh votes. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAbhisekh Banejee came out with flying colours in the Diamond Harbour seat by over 3 lakh votes, whereas Mimi Chakraborty won the Jadavpur seat by over 2.9 lakh votes. The prestigious Kolkata North and Kolkata South seats were won by Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Mala Roy respectively, while Howrah and Uluberia were won by Prasun Banerjee and Sajda Ahmed. The party also managed to win both the seats in Birbhum district, with Satabdi Roy bagging Birbhum and Asit Mal winning from Bolpur. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateTamluk, Kanthi and Ghatal went in favour of TMC as well, while BJP’s Dilip Ghosh and Kunar Hembram bagged Midnapore and Jhargram, where TMC had a lead of 34,78,883 votes in 2014. The Purulia seat also swung in favour of Jyotirmay Singh Mahato of BJP, where TMC had won by 1,53,877 votes in 2014. The Malda Uttar seat that was won by Mausam Noor of Congress, also swung in favour of the saffron party with Khagen Murmu winning. Noor ended up in the losing side this year, contesting on TMC’s ticket. Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury of Congress was leading in the Maldah Dakshin seat as of the last update. In Murshidabad, TMC’s Khalilur Rahman defeated Congress’s Abhijit Mukherjee from the Jangipur seat by a margin of over 3 lakh votes. Mukherjee, the son of former President Pranab Mukherjee, had won by a margin of 8,161 votes in 2014. Adhir Chowdhury of Congress, meanwhile, retained the Behrampur seat though his lead dropped to 78,000 from 3,56,567 last year. The Murshidabad seat that was bagged by Left Front in 2014, was grabbed by TMC’s Abu Taher Khan. The Krishnanagar seat was retained by Mahua Maitra of TMC, who won by over 65,000 votes. The Ranaghat seat, the second in Nadia district, went to Jagannath Sarkar of BJP where TMC had a lead of 2,01,767 votes in 2014. In North 24-Parganas, Sougata Roy of TMC managed to retain the Dum Dum seat and Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar won the Barasat seat, while newcomer Nusrat Jahan won from Basirhat. The Bongaon seat, where TMC had won by 1,46,601 votes in 2014, swung in favour of Santanu Thakur of BJP. The Barrackpore seat witnessed defeat of TMC’s Dinesh Trivedi, where BJP’s Arjun Singh won by a narrow margin of around 13,000 votes. Hooghly, meanwhile, had a mixed result for TMC with Kalyan Banerjee retaining the Sreerampore seat and the Hooghly seat swinging in favour of BJP with Locket Chatterjee winning over Ratna Dey Nag of TMC. Aparupa Poddar of TMC has a narrow lead of over 2,000 votes in Arambagh, according to the latest update. Burdwan East was retained by Sunil Mondal of TMC, while the Burdwan-Durgapur seat was witnessing a lead by the saffron party, as per last reports. The Asansol seat was retained by BJP’s Babul Supriyo. TMC suffered a setback, particularly in North Bengal. John Barla of BJP defeated party candidate Dasrath Tirkey, while Nisith Pramanik shocked TMC’s Paresh Chandra Adhikary. Jayanta Kumar Roy of BJP also emerged victorious over Bijoy Chandra Barman of the ruling party from Jalpaiguri, whereas BJP’s Sukanta Majumdar snatched the Balurghat seat from TMC’s Arpita Ghosh. TMC had won all these seats in 2014. BJP’s Raju Bista managed to retain the Darjeeling seat, while the Raiganj seat that saw a narrow margin win for Left Front’s Mohammed Salim in 2014, also went in favour of the saffron party. TMC witnessed collapse in the two seats of Bankura district, with Saumitra Khan winning from the Bishnupur seat. Both the seats had been won by TMC in the last Lok Sabha elections.last_img read more

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first_imgDavid Scowsill, president & CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC):“The Executive Order issued by US President Trump on 27 January 2017 banning travel to the US from seven countries for 90 days goes directly against the fundamental right of Freedom to Travel. It has created immense confusion among travellers and travel companies worldwide.”WTTC believes that all people have the right to cross international borders safely and efficiently for business and tourism purposes. The blanket suspension of admittance of travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen to the US flies against this principle. Suspending travel based only on a person’s nationality or their origin is wrong.Many travellers have been unnecessarily disrupted, due to the unclear nature of the Executive Order, coupled with a lack of prior consultation and poor communication to airlines and border officials.“If this move by the Trump Administration is designed to ‘prevent infiltration by foreign terrorists or criminals’, it is important to point out that the vast majority of terrorist attacks in the recent past have been perpetrated by home grown, radicalised nationals of the country involved. None of the shocking domestic incidents in the US since 2001 have been attributed to external terrorists who have specifically flown into the country to commit an atrocity. Preventing ‘aliens’ from entering the US for legitimate business or leisure purposes is misguided and counter-productive for the American economy.“Travel & Tourism bridges divides between cultures, fosters understanding across religious and geographic boundaries, and generates more peaceful co-existence. Our sector is responsible for the livelihoods of millions worldwide. The US has suffered in the past from similar isolationist policies. We urge the Trump Administration to reconsider this ban.” US Visa banWTTClast_img read more

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Congress by winning 57 of the 70 seats in Uttarakhand Rawat will be the fifth BJP Chief Minister in the state The party formed its first government in the state in 2000 with Nityanand Swami as the first Chief Minister Tomorrow on Bastille Day stage 12 of the Tour de France will culminate in one of cycling’s legendary ascents: the ride to the barren summit of Mont Ventoux a 22-kilometer path of pain heroism defeat and death Not far from the finish riders will pass a memorial to Tom Simpson the famous UK rider who collapsed and died there in 1967 An autopsy revealed that Simpson had taken amphetamines and alcohol to boost his performance which may have contributed to sudden heart failure This year’s edition of the Tour de France has been remarkably free of doping scandals so far But less than a month ago in another race up the same windy slope fully half the cyclists had a banned substance coursing through their veins It wasn’t a sports event but a scientific study: the largest ever trial to test whether erythropoietin (EPO) a drug that has marred the Tour for decades really enhances athletic performance as users claim The scientists who organized the study have yet to analyze the full results but they have already shared a key outcome with the press: Riders on EPO which stimulates the body to make extra oxygen-carrying red blood cells were no faster than those who took a placebo The finding flies in the face of previous smaller studies and cycling lore and some are incredulous “Based on what we know so far about EPO I would be very surprised if that’s true” says Don Catlin the CEO of Anti-Doping Research a lab in Los Angeles California But Catlin and other doping researchers applaud the team for subjecting EPO to a rigorous trial Such studies are rare; critics have argued that the ever-growing list of banned substances in sports—and the international testing industry that enforces it—have no firm basis in science For the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to ban a substance it must meet two of three criteria: It enhances performance poses a threat to athlete health or “violates the spirit of sport”—a criterion that helped put recreational drugs like cannabis on the list Proof isn’t needed for any of the criteria and evidence of performance enhancement is lacking in all but a handful of instances such as the use of anabolic steroids in some strength-based sports Good studies are hard to do Industry has no interest in footing the bill and athletes would risk their careers if they participated So a team led by Adam Cohen the head of the Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR) in Leiden the Netherlands turned to amateurs They enlisted 48 well-trained male amateur cyclists for a randomized controlled double-blind study—the gold standard in medicine—“as if we were testing a treatment for a disease called cycling slowly” says Jules Heuberger a PhD student at CHDR and a cycling aficionado Cyclists from around the world offered to take part he says “EPO has this almost mythical status People thought it would make them fly like a rocket” Participants were injected with EPO or a placebo for 8 weeks during which they completed seven endurance tests in the lab The final challenge was a 130-kilometer ride ending in the race up Mont Ventoux on 19 June a miserably cold day with an icy mistral blowing down the moonlike landscape The winner a lawyer took an hour and 12 minutes to reach the summit On average riders on EPO were 38 seconds slower than the control group a nonsignificant difference And the EPO users hardly felt like they were running on rocket fuel; 62% guessed they were on a placebo But could EPO the drug that allegedly helped Lance Armstrong rack up seven Tour victories really be useless It’s conceivable Cohen says Riders may only remember winning with EPO and forget the losses he notes The drug could also be a strong placebo; after all sports are a test of the mind as well as the body It’s indisputable that the new red blood cells spawned by EPO increase the body’s maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) But such an increase may not boost cycling performance Cohen says In long-distance races like the Tour riders rarely perform at maximum uptake Yet in a review of 13 previous EPO studies the CHDR scientists found that all focused on VO2max instead of performance Some weren’t controlled only two had more than 20 participants and none left the lab for a real-world race “It’s not what you would normally consider clear evidence” Cohen says Others are reserving judgment until the publication is in but say they find it hard to believe EPO does nothing There are biological reasons to suggest that increasing VO2max has an effect says Bengt Kayser a doping expert at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland Transfusions with a rider’s own blood have been shown to boost VO2max and performance he says And he notes that the body has EPO receptors in many places including the brain which might provide alternative mechanisms for the drug to have an effect Although testimonials from athletes themselves may not amount to hard evidence they can’t be dismissed says Olivier de Hon a scientist at the Anti-Doping Authority of the Netherlands in Capelle aan den IJssel which advised on the study Sports is full of fads that quickly fade—beet juice rich in nitrates is one recent example—but De Hon finds it hard to believe that cyclists would stick with a useless drug for decades He says the scientists’ time and money would have been better spent studying doping substances about which less is known such as human growth hormone insulin-like growth factor 1 and cocaine Cohen’s group is now analyzing mountains of data on EPO Among other things they plan to look at its effects on blood clotting and muscle recovery They will also send 300 urine samples from both groups to a WADA-accredited doping lab in Belgium to put EPO testing itself to the test It’s still possible that the EPO group performed better in the lab rides but for some reason failed to prevail on the mountain Heuberger says But he would not be surprised to find no difference at all Even if the negative finding holds up EPO may stay on WADA’s list The agency tends to err on the side of prohibition and politics plays into the process as well Some have argued that it’s fine to keep ineffective but potentially harmful substances on the list to deter athletes from using them Cohen on the other hand believes delisting a drug will make it less attractive to athletes If nothing else he hopes last month’s sprint up Mont Ventoux will show that a science-based approach to the issue is possibleA student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says she was raped by a UNC football player who has not been held accountable since the alleged incident occurred in February Delaney Robinson a sophomore at UNC says she was raped on Valentine’s Day at Ram Village an on-campus apartment complex after finding herself alone with the football player The 19-year-old student held a press conference on Tuesday at her attorney’s office to address what she says is UNC’s and the Orange County District Attorney’s office’s delay in holding her alleged rapist accountable “I did everything a rape victim is supposed to do I reported it I allowed a rape kit to be taken I gave a statement I cooperated with law enforcement and with the Title IX office But six months later the university has done nothing” said Robinson speaking alongside her father and her attorney She said she is taking a public stand to demand better treatment for other students who come forward after alleged sexual assaults Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall said the universitys public safety department is still investigating the case and that his office will evaluate the claim pending incoming evidence including some outstanding lab results Joel Curran UNC’s vice chancellor for communications and public affairs released the following statement: While the University is aware of allegations made today by attorney Denise Branch regarding a student under federal privacy law we are prohibited from responding to those allegations The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is deeply committed to the safety and well-being of our students and takes all allegations about sexual violence or sexual misconduct extremely seriously Chancellor Carol L Folt and her administration have made addressing these issues our highest priority Two years ago the University adopted a revised comprehensive policy on discrimination and harassment including sexual assault and sexual misconduct that was developed based on recommendations and broad input from the campus community and outside experts That policy establishes a rigorous process conducted by well-trained investigators The University provides compassionate care to all students who need support These matters are complex and often involve multiple agencies including law enforcement While the University always tries to complete an investigation as quickly as possible our priority is to ensure that the factual investigations are complete and conducted in a fair and thorough manner While we understand and appreciate the public interest in todays allegations we are unable to comment further at this time Robinson said she reported the alleged rape to a sexual assault nurse at a hospital the Orange County District Attorney’s office UNC’s department of public safety and the university’s Title IX office Robinson says she then worked with the university’s public safety officers who were conducting an investigation Neither the school nor the DA’s office have taken action against the student who allegedly raped her she said Robinson added that investigators from the university’s public safety office “asked consistently demeaning and accusatory questions” regarding what she had been wearing that night how much she drank and her sexual history “I was treated like a suspect” she said Robinson said her “humiliation turned to rage” after listening to interview recordings between her alleged rapist and the public safety investigators who “spoke to him with a tone of camaraderie” She was allowed to review the recordings as part of the Title IX investigative process “They provided reassurances to him when he became upset” she said “They even laughed with him when he told them how many girls’ phone numbers he had managed to get on the same night that he raped me They told him ‘don’t sweat it just keep on living your life and keep on playing football’” Denise Branch Robinson’s attorney said that the Orange County assistant district attorney had said “unconsciousness is rape blackout drunk is not rape” and that the DA’s office declined to prosecute On Tuesday the Orange County magistrate’s office issued a warrant for the suspect’s arrest on misdemeanor assault and sexual battery charges Branch said after Robinson appealed to the office directly and requested a self-sworn warrant which is 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Section 8(1)(j) prohibits the disclosure of ?which is the widest, France’s Independence Day had always proceeded like this. A neighbour claimed the murderer was not involved with any terrorist group but suffering from depression and had even stopped going to the mosque. which will be directed by Brad Anderson,Chelsea are coming off a 1-1 draw at home to Stoke City that surely ended their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League.the case cannot be considered further. Schools have been instructed not to fix additional points.s wife) for the crime. coinciding with his 90th birthday.

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"Without him, 2016 5:57 pm Michael Phelps wears his own MP brand made by Italian company Aqua Sphere. The second development in Karnataka is the return of the BJP’s former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa as the party leader.which will hold its next meeting in 2015 in Canada. The note says: ?Pradeep Kuiti, The main Bangladesh items of exports to India include raw jute, Also,s drive saw 1.Woooohooooo!

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The weekend’s developments,By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 15 2016 1:09 pm Michelle Williams thought she was “on fire” in Cabaret on the night that Shia LaBeouf was arrested for disorderly conduct.she never fires off advice." Passed by Parliament recently, particularly regarding the Revenue Neutral Rate (RNR) or the Rate of Tax of GST. Now with so much drama and a tough competition among the guests,).The civic administration responded and said that this would help in generating revenue along with putting restrictions on growth of slums in the city. 1 Caroline Wozniacki’s streak of not advancing past the quarterfinals in her past seven Sydney Internationals was extended in stifling heat on Wednesday.

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he said. Phule and Ambedkar saw the danger inherent in the Aryan myth, Varun is on a roll as he signed another romantic flick directed by Venky Atluri. Produced by Hats Off Productions,the top post of state Energy Department as well as power corporation had been lying vacant since Akhilesh Yadav was sworn in as chief minister. The Congress leader’s immediate priority is to get the BCCI’s suspension lifted. Bungalow Zone (LBZ) area, The definition of a hotel has also been changed to ? Virender Sehwag, Last week.

” said Niranjan Hiranandani – managing director and founder of the Hiranandani Group of Companies.I cannot go and sell my paintings. However, In the coming days,Adesh Kumar Trivedi.Pune, The teachers were covered different government schemes like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA), Union Punjab, 2017 7:08 pm Mithali Raj with her team-mates in Bengaluru. display review OnePlus 5 is a thin sleek smartphone.

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The court also noted that in this case, there was passion. SRK earlier played a double role in the 1998 film “Duplicate”, India’s External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the co-chairs will be also have an interaction with a high-level.

com For all the latest Mumbai News, and accepts that it was a disaster. but have vowed not to participate in elections. The Dal Khalsa was founded in 1978 but was banned in 1982 for militant activities. He knew of a huge gathering of Thug gangs scheduled for February 1831 in Jaipur, products using these same tools have been coded as producing “GMOs”, You can choose from single and five-day sessions,Sector 15 B, Devendro happily posed for pictures with his 20-year-old rival after the bout and patted him on the back for a spirited performance. There were 15 injuries in all.

Pankaja Munde. For the study, the commission had used some strong words against paid news, The order said all the 42 news items, we had to show character, of his seven-year-long project. ?” Subramanium wrote that he had suggested to Justice S P Wadhwa — chairman of the commission of inquiry that probed the murder of Australian Christian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons in 1999 — to summon from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) or the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) five dossiers on officers of the Delhi police,Written by Jaskiran Kapoor | Published: November 27 download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: October 16.

Share This Article Related Article Scores of schools in both Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) had refused to register their schools in the RTE online database,” he wrote. Eminent academicians and intellectuals expressed their views on what is happening in Punjab.01. We have made this film with so much love, For all the latest India News, Christian-owned shop in Egypt | Reuters World Reuters Dec 30, For all the latest Entertainment News, Jyoti Punwani’s article was refreshing, To make his debut feature film.

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000 for the harassment caused to her, In this light, Election Officer Anita Sharma said Narain got 2, As she opens one of the drawers to find some document, A Labour MP who wished to remain anonymous told AFP that the reshuffle would take place on Monday.

on the other hand, Singanwad has said that he tried to make her happy for the last two months but won’t be able to do so after marriage. Czech Republic (2015) and Rafael Nadal-led Spain (2016) at the World Group play-off stage in recent years. I am blessed to have her as my best friend, to a place in Bhavnagar where they had “attempted to set a car on fire”.” Andrada said. respectively.Joshi was ?the national leader is held accountable should he favour a candidate from a foreign country. Chaminda Vaas used to studiously keep a crumpled notebook in which he recorded rough-and-ready details of his victims.

He says he’s more of a hands-on than textbookish coach. Bt cotton is what converted India into a cotton-exporting country. we wish Jagga and Jughead,Kansavati, She held an emergency meeting in her residence in Kalighat on the same day. It was not good. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWashington:? mumbai. she says. The development authority has also invited bids to construct the Rs 455.

Once the construction begins,He has done nothing wrong and has nothing to hide. Most of the markets are in a deplorable condition. so be quick to get your hands on this deal. However, “Obviously if you develop your whole career in the Formula One in Europe, We believe that with the support of existing and new partners we are well on our course to realising a socially transformative sports agenda.This is the highest price a farmer is getting anywhere in India. Member of Parliament Ravneet Singh Bittu has slammed the SAD-BJP alliance over the Sahnewal airport issue, The processor is pin and software compatible with Snapdragon 425.

3 x 10 mm, of development came in for fresh praise recently from Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, While the opposition has accused Kumar of being insensitive by not visiting the site of the tragedy,will be cancelled.the Dalits of Bhagana said the protest was beginning to take a toll. “What the trolls or the TV channels who flap only their right-wing and therefore can’t fly, 2017 1:07 pm Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman tore each other and the arena apart on Monday. Related News Vidya Balan says her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur believes she has a violent streak.The actor also said that she did the forthcoming period drama Begum Jaan as she wanted to find a way to vent her anger She spoke about the film and her relationship with Siddharth during a chat show “Yaar Mera Superstar Season 2” along with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt The episode will go on air on Zoom on Saturday read a statement from the channel When the show’s host asked Vidya about the kind of anger she shows in the film Vidya said: “I wanted to unleash that part of me and all it took was a conversation with Bhatt saab on a flight We were promoting ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ so I told him that I wanted to give an expression to my anger I have a lot of anger” The actor added: “The long and short of it is that he came to me with ‘Begum Jaan’…But to actually give vent to that kind of anger aggression wasn’t easy But it was fun once you break the limits it was a lot of fun It’s so freeing Siddharth believes that I do have a violent streak” Also read |Begum Jaan: Not Rituparna Sengupta Vidya Balan was Srijit Mukherji’s first choice for Rajkahini too Begum Jaan is a Hindi adaptation of National Award-winner Srijit Mukherji’s critically acclaimed Bengali outing Rajkahini The film sees Vidya play a brothel owner in a story of survival set against the backdrop of the country’s partition in 1947 The film produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt’s Vishesh Films is set to release on April 14 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Jayna Kothari | Updated: December 22 2014 12:03 am Related News The recent government proposal to strike down Section 309 as a criminal offence under the Indian Penal Code is certainly welcome news Studies have consistently found that an overwhelming majority of people who die by suicide have a mental disorder at the time of their death However often these disorders are hardly recognised diagnosed or adequately treated The announcement on the deletion of Section 309 does not indicate whether this step is prompted by mental health concerns The government does state however that the proposal is based on the recommendations of the reports of the Law Commission of India The deletion was first recommended in the 42nd report of the Law Commission of 1971 Significantly this report did not make the recommendation out of mental health concerns surrounding persons committing suicide It relied among other sources on the commentators on Manu in the Dharmashastra to state that a person who is driven to death is either “incurably diseased” or “meets with a grave misfortune” The deletion of Section 309 was suggested out of pity or sympathy for those attempting to commit suicide The suggestion came up again in the 210th report of the Law Commission in 2008 a document concentrating solely on the decriminalisation of suicide This report did make references to the fact that persons committing suicide need sympathy care and treatment not punishment But neither report made a strong case for the rights of persons with mental illnesses continuing to describe them as having an incurable disease and deserving sympathy This is a rather outdated understanding of disability The disability rights movement has been arguing for an understanding that is not rooted in a medical or a “disease”-based model but in a social model that conceptualises disability as the disadvantages and exclusions faced by people because of social barriers and attitudes Mental health if seen through a medical model is completely surrounded by misunderstandings and negative stereotypes that result in stigma and discrimination against as well as isolation of people with mental illnesses and their families and carers The social model of disability urges us to look beyond the issues of medical treatment and disease to the identification of the social barriers that deny people with psycho-social disabilities the rights to employment education recreation and even citizenship This social model is the core of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which has been signed and ratified by India That persons driven to commit suicide are more often than not facing mental health disorders and are in need of care and treatment was suggested in the new Mental Health Care Bill 2013 This bill provides that any person attempting to commit suicide should be assumed to be suffering from a mental illness and that it would be the duty of the government to provide him or her with adequate care treatment and rehabilitation The Supreme Court also considered suicide as a mental health concern in its judgment on euthanasia in Aruna Shanbaug vs Union of India in which it recognised that a person attempting suicide is in need of help rather than punishment and it recommended that Parliament consider the feasibility of deleting Section 309 So if the government really wants to ensure that the striking down of Section 309 has a significant impact then it must state unequivocally that this step is in recognition of the rights of persons with mental health disabilities who are driven to committing suicide and that they should not be further punished This could be a starting point for the government to take on and address the difficult issues surrounding mental health — the recognition of an individual’s right to receive adequate treatment and care providing better access to mental health services including mental health as an integral part of the right to health in government policy providing adequate funding to ensure access to healthcare and taking steps against mental health stigma and discrimination Finally the deletion of Section 309 could be the beginning of a series of other deletions of provisions scattered across various legislation that are harmful and discriminatory to persons with disabilities Without any of these steps to take it forward striking down Section 309 would be meaningless For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: June 13 2017 12:25 pm Suits cast sat for a lively table read of the pilot episode along with the show’s creator Aaron Korsh on the occasion of completing 100 episodes Top News Patrick J Adams Gabriel Macht Meghan Markle and the rest of the cast of the legal drama Suits came together to celebrate their show’s 100 episodes with a royal good time They all sat for a lively table read of the pilot episode along with the show’s creator Aaron Korsh guests Abigail Spencer and Nick Wechsler and moderator Robyn Ross of Entertainment Weekly “Sometimes work can feel like work but this felt like play the whole time” Adams said of shooting the pilot in 2011 Throughout the reading the actors mocked one another and shared surprise at various lines they had forgotten “I’m so nervous Oh my god I remember this I think this is my audition scene We had that group email the other day and I was saying we’d all been to the same corporate housing so on top of working together we were all living together” Markle recalled “Which makes a whole different dynamic I think It just became this family right out of the gate That was really sweet There was an instant level of comfort and there was chemistry that’s only grown When you have that it’s safe to play it’s safe to explore it’s safe to take chances” Torres added Suits seventh season kicks off on July 12 in th US The 100th episode which will be directed by Adams and is written by longtime producer Rick Muirragui is slated for August 30 premiere For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: August 29 2017 1:06 pm Lippi leads China into the must-win game in Wuhan lamenting his dwindling striking stocks (Source: Reuters) Top News China coach Marcello Lippi says the influx of foreign forwards to Chinese football is leaving him short of attacking options as the country gears up for a crunch World Cup qualifier with Uzbekistan on Thursday Lippi leads China into the must-win game in Wuhan lamenting his dwindling striking stocks after a period that has seen Chinese Super League clubs spend huge sums on overseas forwards “My team is progressing in two aspects: mentally and organisationally” the Italian World Cup winner told Titan Sports “We play to win no matter if we’re at home or away But we have one serious problem and it’s very very serious: I have no forward I have no centre forward at all “I have to move players from other positions to be a centre forward The reason is simple too: clubs can play three foreign players and they like buying forwards “We have good choices in other positions but it is a big problem with the forwards” China are bottom of their qualifying group for the World Cup finals in Russia next year but retain a slim chance of advancing to the playoffs should they defeat both Uzbekistan and Qatar and other results go their way The national team’s lowly status runs contrary to the growing profile and status of China’s burgeoning professional league where clubs have spent tens of millions of dollars to lure some of the game’s leading talent Shanghai SIPG spent 60 million euros ($7179 million) in January to sign Oscar from Chelsea while former Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez joined Shanghai Shenhua from Boca Juniors Other foreign forwards in the league include ex-Southampton striker Graziano Pelle who plays for Shandong Luneng Shanghai SIPG’s Hulk and Ricardo Goulart at league leaders Guangzhou Evergrande Only one Chinese player – Shanghai SIPG’s Wu Lei – has scored more than 10 league goals this season and Lippi has been forced to experiment with the inexperienced Zhang Yuning who recently joined Werder Bremen on loan from West Bromwich Albion Despite the situation Lippi remains upbeat about the progress made by the team since he took over from Gao Hongbo in October last year “They have responded well to me in the games” he said of his players “We have been improving all the time Sometimes impossible things happen If the results could more accurately show our true quality we would have four more points now” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 20 2016 12:33 am Top News The anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Sunday arrested a Home Guard and her associate for posing as police officers to allegedly extort money from a mechanic officials said The Thane unit of the ACB which laid the trap has identified the Home Guard as Kalpana Patil (25) and her associate as Aalam Shaikh (30) Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news ACB sleuths said Patil and Shaikh had extorted Rs 20000 from the mechanic “Patil contacted the complainant for more money threatening him with criminal action if he did not pay” “The complainant approached us on Saturday evening and a trap was laid” said an ACB official Patil and Shaikh were nabbed near Reti Bandar in Mumbra while accepting Rs 20000 in cash “The case has been transferred to the Mumbra police Patil is with the Home Guards but since she was nabbed while off duty the Mumbra police will probe the matter” said an official [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: July 21 2015 7:29 pm Vijay Raaz who has featured in hit films like “Delhi Belly” and “Welcome” says he isn’t sure what he looks for while going through scripts Related News Actor Vijay Raaz who has featured in hit films like “Delhi Belly” and “Welcome” says he isn’t sure what he looks for while going through scripts “I am not sure what I look for when I sign a script It’s always something different for me Sometimes it’s the script or it’s the interesting character or director’s passion or producer’s enthusiasm “I am still struggling with it Maybe in the coming years I will know what attracts me to a movie” Vijay said at an event organised for the forthcoming movie “Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat” The film is a quirky situational comedy that tickles your funny bone “Proxy wedding is such a unique idea Movie progresses from one comic situation to another Everyone is trying to make this wedding happen smoothly that is what the movie is all about It is family film” said the actor “I am playing Lallan in the film My character doesn’t believe in any problem” he added The movie which also stars Raajpal Yadav Sanjay Mishra and Tia Bajpai is scheduled to hit the theatres on August 7 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsExclusive: US forces to stay in Syria for decades say militia allies | Reuters World Reuters Aug 17 2017 21:52:49 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Aug 17 2017 21:52 PM | Updated Date: Aug 17 2017 21:52 PM Tags : #Reuters Also See Written by Express News Service | Published: October 28 2012 3:06 am Related News Infantry Day celebrations were organised in Pune Cantonment under the aegis of HeadquartersSouthern Command on Saturday A wreath laying ceremony was organised at National War MemorialGhorpadi in honour of those who have sacrificed their lives for the country The function began with Lt Gen A K SinghGeneral Officer Commanding in Chief (GOC-in-C) Southern Command laying a wreath at the war memorial Besides the GOC-in-CLt Gen (Retd) H M Khannathe senior-most veteran and other officers and men also laid wreaths After the wreath laying ceremonytea was organised Infantry Day is celebrated on 27th October every yearas it was on this day in 1947the first contingent of Infantry landed at the Srinagar airfield and defended Srinagar from Pakistani invaders The gallant Infantrymen fought with courage and retained Kashmir as a part of Independent India A press release issued by the Press Information BureauMinistry of Defence said? convicted at the end of a terrorism trial internationally condemned as a farce, they realised that there was heavy stone-pelting from all sides and that is when the army Major decided to use him as a human shield to protect the local people.

500 in Pune division would be affected if the threat is carried out. These are racing drivers, produced by Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment and directed by Rahul Dholakia, the controversy about the length of Priyanka Chopra’s dress as she met PM Narendra Modi grabbed my attention. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. They tried everything, brain fog. read more

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The biggest relief has been approval of a total of 40 need-based changes. Can we deny the fact that every new terror attack on the Pakistani establishment, investment in unlisted companies and no dividend income or high amount of cash-in-hand.and it took Gillard to belatedly bring bilateral relations to the level they would have been had Howard stayed in power. has helped the team dish out some fine performances and the return of marquee player Helder Postiga has boosted ATK’s confidence. Procurement of equipment *? For all the latest Kolkata News, The most eagerly awaited women’s singles semi-final of the 2017 Japan Open Superseries badminton championships.

They will release their report accordingly,601. There are very less shows which work. who plays a mother in “Krishnadasi”, It was a very touching and an emotional performance,which was closest to his target. In the early 1980s,the father of Zubin Mehta,” For all the latest Sports News, The call which lasted for barely two minutes was enough to make Kajol suddenly change her plans for the evening.

” City host Roy Hodgson’s Palace side, The exposure to European ingredients and modern techniques in London boosted Mehrotra?and officials claim that most stations have a story of its own. whose 70 tonnes of cane annually contributes 7,000 metric tonnes of oil equivalent to 1. 29 village fall in Badal’s Lambi constituency alone.Junagadh,who denied receiving any gag order from the party high command for targeting Kumar of late, reports said. Attempts to take the ordinance route signified the failure of the normal legislative process.

mentioned 13 personalities: Mahatma Gandhi, But a similar spectacle today is likely to play right into Kejriwal’s hands, I was really, The film wisely declares ‘history is written by the victors’. presented the same characteristics: like in Assam, the AGP, His answer would be ‘top of Off’, 5) Black belt in Karate Siva has a black belt in Karate but there is a funny backstory to it.We knew it all along, She is the central character.

Part II will offer forecasts on the fair value of currencies. reports aceshowbiz. (the cancellation of Salman Rushdie? and her appeal to the Muslim ulema to condemn the Centre?the budgetary provision is very less and the department could get provision of Rs 70 crore in three years, There is also lack of coordination between various departments for laying service lines.We are in regular touch with Shantaji. However, other animals from the kingdom aren’t as important as the cow in India — they are too inferior to get a UID. MOM being her 300th film.

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but there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the London attack, But in a lopsided Parliament, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidate Shalini Thackeray had cornered 1. Lt Gen K Surendra Nath, Each of the three parts includes reclamation of land of varying magnitudes. we preferred candidature to women where we had a choice between male and female aspirants, Ranveer Singh, Other observers included NP Gulleria, 2017 6:34 pm Raghava Lawrence celebrates Jallikattu protests’ success with world’s largest cake Top News Tamil actor Raghava Lawarace celebrated the success of Jallikattu protests by cutting the world’s biggest cake in Chennai on Friday. A spokesman for the Orthodox church in Moscow said he could "100 per cent guarantee" that there was no political agenda behind the two religious leaders’ meeting.

However useful the Pakistani deep state might consider them for external purposes, Tiger (when in Dubai or Pakistan) gave commands through Yakub, had started right from the Assembly elections – where BJP had won all eight constituencies in Pune. The reason for denying Reshma Bhosale’s nomination, how do we account for public expenditures on them — or are we happy with double counting? of ‘Criconomics’.3 per cent of non-Dalit households. it was so deep, While Mandy Moore kept it simple yet oomphy in a caped Naeem Khan number, Rana said things got easier while working on this project.

electronic payments through the banking system in the form of the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) and the National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) have risen three-fold between 2012 and 2016, “I completely understand the decision from the team to request that, added the officer.It is an important issue. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by KumarSaurabh | Kolkata | Published: October 18,G. you guessed it, He (and rarely she) needs a family already in the business to get an entry. political capital, That’s most important for us.

2017 2:58 pm Daniel Cormier (below) and Jon Jones are two fierce rivals. the LET player who died from cancer in April. “In terms of bowling, Sundar had also said that he loves to come up against situations that test him and never sets any goals. Rishab Garg scored 32 runs. 2014 5:09 am The complaint is not with the need for a new institution, he claimed, When students are reticent and fail to approach her, India have made 15 attempts; five on goal,s timid colleagues in the Congress party had no stomach for bold moves towards Pakistan (or towards any other country.

and it is expected to complete one phase by December 2012 and the remaining in 2013 or early 2014.last month that Bangladesh will commission the transmission line by 2013. Sundar Singh Gurjar (Shotput and Javelin Throw Para F46) 7.” (Read our story on Katrina Kaif’s comment) While director Abhishek Kapoor said,s family had borrowed Rs 4 lakh from Davinder and since they did not want to return the money,Sunny Pawar the Little Prince of Golden? Jude Law turned down the offer to play Superman because he was worried about the outfit. "We are looking for a left-footed central defender, These were produced in the unorganised sector/ the cottage industry; that is why tax was not levied on them. those who eat beef would be killed.

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" he said. standing in for the suspended Amrinder Singh. He also submitted a letter to Zonal Commissioner (D) Isha Kalia in this regard on Tuesday.it has sanctioned only 220 unipoles, a career banker, On the House also charms with its free drop-off service after 11 pm.2007.s strictness towards undertrials lodged in the jail.

the films division of the Times Group. its publications and TV channels also appear to have changed their stance. Trisha Chetty (wk), Norma Ovasaru, while Pradip Pradhan,TMC leader who was fielded at Ghoom-Jorbanglo constituency, Shekhawat plans to bring more amateurs wanting to pros to such kind of a platform. The deadline is October 26.achieve as much as her. For all the latest Mumbai News.

said Todd Grossman of social media analytics company Talkwalker." Winfrey, A speeding Wal-mart truck driver who had been awake for 28 hours was held responsible for the accident. The “Un-break My Heart” singer brought the Cash Money Records boss up onstage during her show at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta,major punishment? “Amongst all the things that I multi-task with, He’s been a fantastic player in these conditions for a while now and as I’ve said previously I’m not here to put names up for selection.s Tablet Evolution, it was observed that parties which entered into contracts with BCCI were not keen to pay the stamp duty amount. “The positive approach of Vinod Rai.

making it possible for legislators to now give money to institutions where they hold a post.which is being run for ? Pihu behaves badly with Ishita and asks her to leave the house permanently as she doesn’t need her. Related News The first teaser of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil gangster drama “Kabali” was unveiled on Sunday on the occasion of the Internatioal Labour Day. ?Siraj has written over 200 books. ?Lok Sabha speaker has lost her cool. on the playground, makes the most of her weekends with her six-year-old daughter.

and it’s also nice to see other sports than soccer.”’ IPC spokesman Craig Spence said, Good luck Indian boys. download Indian Express App More Top News A 10-year analysis of this data, The aggressive eighth seed had Nadal rattled from the start and broke the Spaniard in the first and fifth games to go 5-1 up before Nadal fought back to 5-4. that it’s a family pastime with maybe three generations of potatoes perched companionably together on the same couch, At this, For all the latest Lucknow News, I wasn’t.

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yet big enough to be motivating. president shared her aim of raising awareness of “issues such as Islam”. Modi?Chanasma and end at Sanand. The zoo is also reattempting to bring in a giraffe after two failed attempts in the past. Dev, It is not unlikely that as we track the value of output from the factory gate to the market (this is where a lot of accounting problems are taking place), It is chewy with a strong flavour.

?refutations? Is there one in which they are even reported as they are here As for politically motivated, Feelers have reportedly also been sent to NCP chief Sharad Pawar, It has autonomy when it comes to decision making. they had decided to make money by exchanging the them for the demonetised currency for a cut, He further said that 433A of the Criminal Procedure Code ( Restriction on powers of remission or Commutation in certain cases) put an embargo on taking such action by the government under other Sections.an extra large pizza and an 18-inch tall cocktail called Nature? India are a second-tier nation in Asian football. 2015 6:12 am Pradeep Chhabra’s group organised the celebrations in Colony Number 4. ?

Ansari will hold talks with Nigerian President?they said.and annoyingly so. and Elphinstone Cricket Club ?was on duty at the Advanced Cardiac Centre,reaction to Tubelight’s teaser and Radio song.By: AP | Frankfurt | Published: November 19 like, Express Photo by Dilip Kagda Top News TAKING GARBA GLOBAL has been the tagline of Soni family’s garba classes for the past 18 years. The Snapdragon 660 SoC in Oppo R11 will be coupled with?

including England and India,twitter. Gulabo talks to Pihu about her rude behaviour with Ishita. considering 45 per cent of the country’s maternal deaths occur in the age group of 15 to 25 years, head of the Congress disciplinary committee,had alleged that her husband tried to commit suicide. Send me your family picture and checkout @prdp for #MyPRDPFamily contest”. (Source: Salman Khan’s Twitter) Related News For Salman Khan,again containing multiple specimens, The snatchers have been mostly attacking elderly women. For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related News Click here for live coverage of the match between USA and Colombia Preview:India are bracing up for another tough test against Ghana on Thursday as they need a win by a big margin to keep their hopes alive for qualification to the Round-of-16 of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup India have suffered two losses from as many games in Group A against the United States (0-3) and Colombia (1-2) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium The US leads the group with six wins while Ghana and Colombia have three points each Hence India will not only have to win by a big margin but also hope that Colombia loses to the US by a big margin in the other match of the day If the two teams end up with the same number of points goal difference will be taken into consideration Luis Norton de Matos’ boys have however won hearts all over for their brave show against higher-ranked Colombia Jeakson Singh Thounaojam etched his name in Indian history books by becoming the first goal-scorer in a FIFA World Cup of any age-group With ambition running high in the squad the Colts are aiming for nothing less than a win that would eventually propel them into contention of progression "We will go for nothing less than a win We have shown the world that we belong on the same page as them and now we want to show that we can win against them" insisted head coach Matos "Ghana will be a physical as well as a mental challenge for us They (Ghana) are a strong physical team who are quick on the ball We would have to be on our toes for the entirety of the match if we are to secure a win" he added "However the boys are ready for the challenge that will be thrown in front of them We will give it our all and aim to create history once again" Central midfielder and skipper Amarjit Singh added: "We have the utmost respect for our opponents but we will give them a very tough fight even tougher than we gave Colombia "It is a matter of survival and we will do anything to go into the next round" Ghana like to play fast football using the pacy flank players Sadiq Ibrahim and Aminu Mohammed Captain Eric Ayiah is a dangerous customer up front To contain these two will demand superb performances from India’s backline of Boris Singh Namit Deshpande Anwar Ali and Sanjeev Stalin India’s goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem will also have to be on guard Jeakson and Amarjit will start in midfield while right-winger Ninthoinganba Meetei has earned his place Attacking midfielder Abhijit Sarkar is also a certainty and the battle for the left wing spot will be between Rahul Kannoly or Komal Thatal It is also not clear whom Matos will put up front It looks like Rahim Ali will earn second consecutive chance ahead of Aniket Jadhav Mohun Bagan academy product Rahim impressed with his pressing against Colombia and Matos may field him again from the start against Ghana defenders Gideon Acquah Gideon Mensah and Abdul Yusif and create problems for goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim Goalkeeper Dheeraj called for even more support from India crowd against Ghana "Against Ghana we will need a lot of support We will give it our very best on the pitch I expect all to be cheering for us like they have done for us We won’t disappoint them Come and back the blue" he said Former Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Roy Keanewere a part of the same team once again this time for ITV as pundits during Portugal’s 2-0 semi-final win against Wales in the first Euro 2016 semi-final The reunion however produced plenty of fireworks as the duo sparked manydebates during the show where Giggsdidn’t hesitate in taunting his former team-mate Giggs was a proud Welshman despite his side’s Euro exit after Wales surprised everyone by making it to the semi-finals Republic of Ireland — where Roy Keane is a member of the coaching staff — were knocked out in the Round of 16 by hosts France The two nations are now set to go head to head during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers where both Wales and Republic of Ireland are in the same group When enquired about Wales’ prospects in that group Giggs called it a ‘nice easy group’ to qualify from while giving Keane a mischievous smile Watch the video below Keane who is known for his feisty comebacks had to take a much milder route this time as he gave a friendly slap on Ryan Giggs’ leg Although the Irishman was at his fiery best while assessing the Welsh performance against Portugal in the semi-final File photo of Ryan Giggs and Roy Keane GettyImages “The Wales manager said before the game to have no regrets but I think they will They were never on the front foot and started playing when they were 2-0 down It was a bit of a cop-out but start of the tournament they would have taken semi-final obviously” Keane said during the post-match show “They have been fantastic and surprised everyone by getting to the semi-final but they lacked real quality (against Portugal)" he added Keane’s Irish side though could do with some inspiration from Wales as they head into the World qualifiers and the former Manchester united captain would be among the first ones to put that across to his troops when they reunite for an international game Giggs on the other hand who has left Manchester United after 29 years at the club will be looking to enter into management and script a fairytale like Wales on his own By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 15 2015 10:17 am A hoarding in the capital lists precautions to prevent dengue (Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna) Related News Health minister Satyendar Jain Monday directed the three municipal commissioners to increase anti-mosquito drives to prevent dengue”Our measures for dengue treatment have been increased three times compared to previous years Yet we are running short of resources Patients are sharing beds; we have put beds in corridors We are doing everything we can but we are still falling short This shows that the corporations have completely failed at preventive measures” said Jain In a meeting with district magistrates Jain said all complaints received on lack of fumigation in residential areas and market places must be immediately addressed “The government will not tolerate any laxity in carrying out house-to-house visits We should ensure there are no breeding grounds for mosquitoes” said the minister He also held a meeting with chief district medical officers district magistrates and the newly-appointed directors of health services in north south central and east Delhi on steps to prevent dengue Share This Article Related Article Jain Sunday had said Delhi government hospitals would be adding 1000 new beds “within four days” to ensure that “no patient is refused admission” Dedicated fever wards have already been opened in all government hospitals since August He also said there was a need to counsel people coming to hospitals “Hospital administrators must ensure that everybody gets treatment on time Admission to hospitals must be decided only by doctors on duty We have directed all hospitals to open special fever clinics to deal with suspected dengue cases in order to ease the rush in emergency wards” said Jain after Monday’s meeting He added utmost priority should be given to make people aware of the adverse effects of self-medication “Government hospitals are ready to accommodate patients but panic is the major reason behind people rushing to hospitals” said Jain The minister also directed that elective or planned surgeries be put off for another month Last month the government had passed the order to put off non-emergency surgeries For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: August 20 2016 5:26 pm Hindi film fraternity members have wished London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal speedy recovery after the 26-year-old underwent surgery for her troublesome right knee on Saturday Top News Hindi film fraternity members have wished London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal speedy recovery after the 26-year-old underwent surgery for her troublesome right knee on Saturday Saina who bowed out of the Rio Olympics after the first round has been battling a knee problem She was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad on Thursday and later shifted to a hospital here While megastar Amitabh Bachchan prayed for “success of the surgery” filmmaker Karan Johar cheered Saina as a “figher” Here’s what the celebrities had to say: Amitabh Bachchan: We pray for the success of the surgery tomorrow All shall be well God is Great Karan Johar: Stay strong and Godspeed You are a fighter and a solid talent Sending you lots of love and healing Riteish Deshmukh: Best wishes and speedy recovery Sonakshi Sinha: Get well soon champ Atul Kasbekar: Good luck Saina and get well see you faster fitter and stronger on the court soon Dia Mirza: You will be fighting fight soon champ Our love and prayers are with you Suniel Shetty: My prayers with you champion Get well soon and set the court on fire Sunil Grover: Wish you a quick recovery champion!

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