Betmotion signs partnership with Brazil’s National Basketball League

first_imgSports betting is not yet regulated in Brazil, but the country has worked to create a framework for the vertical since 2018, when then-president Michel Temer ratified legislation that paved the way for the country’s National Congress to implement regulations. Sponsorship “The partnership with Betmotion will allow us to expand the experience of NBB fans through content, live games and interactive games,” Cotta said. “In a time of deep challenges we found Betmotion with an amplified vision for the project. We are excited about the possibilities.” Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “We are proud to have the Betmotion brand alongside NBB,” Angelo Alberoni, Betmotion’s country manager for Brazil, said. “Our goal is to promote national sport and basketball is one of the main sports here in Brazil.  Regions: LATAM Brazil Betmotion signs partnership with Brazil’s National Basketball League Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The deal will see Betmotion branding appear in the official communication channels of the league, as well as in on-court signage. The operator will sponsor 16 weekly programs including the Game of The Week and the Weekly Show and a further four live games which will be broadcast on Facebook. The country has launched three consultations on the matter, the first of which was  launched on 30 July, attracting 1,849 submissions. A second, which ran until 27 September, attracted 2,644 comments. The third consultation was launched in February 2020. “More than combining our name, we will have exclusive activations during the season and we are together with other big companies that believe in the work and organization of Novo Basketball Brazil, says Angelo Alberoni, Country Manager of Betmotion for Brazil. Curaçao-licensed Betmotion has agreed a deal to become an official partner of Brazil’s National Basketball League (NBB) for the 2020-21 season. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Sponsorship Online sports betting 11th November 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Álvaro Cotta, marketing director of the NBB, said the deal came at an important time as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis has put sports funding at risk. While the process of launching regulated sports betting has faced delays, the impact of Covid-19 helped spur action, with betting included in a plan to raise BRL37.03bn to help the country recover. In August, President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree formally adding sports betting to the country’s Investment Partnership Program (PPI) portfolio and national privatisation programme and appointing managers for the sportsbook licensing process.last_img read more

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Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) 2014 Presentation

first_imgSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng)  2014 presentation Company ProfileSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is an oil and gas exploration company in Nigeria operating a portfolio of assets in the Niger Delta Region. This includes a 45% stake in OML 4 which covers an area of 267 square kilometres; a 45% stake in OML 38 which covers an area of 2 094 square kilometres; and a 45% stake in OML 41 that covers an area of 291 square kilometres. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc also holds a 40% non-operated working interest in OPL 283 marginal field which is located in the northern onshore deposit-belt of the Niger Delta; a 40% non-operated interest in OML 53 that covers an area of 1 585 square kilometres located onshore in north-eastern Niger Delta; and interest in OML 55 that covers an area of 840 square kilometres located in south-eastern Niger Delta. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgCresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileCresta Marakanelo Limited operates in the travel and tourism sector, concentrating on the provision of hotel services to business travellers. In addition to accommodation, Cresta, as part of its services, offers customers restaurants, bars, safari tours, provision of conference facilities, outside catering, as well as other ancillary business activities carried out from the Hotels. In its operations, Cresta derives marketing benefits and support from the use of the “Cresta” brand, through its Management Agreement with Cresta Holdings.last_img read more

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VTS seminarians, 2 professors self-quarantined as Episcopal seminaries respond to…

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 COVID-19, Health & Healthcare, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Episcopal News Service] A group of seminarians and two faculty members at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia, have self-quarantined as a precaution against potential exposure to the coronavirus, as VTS and other Episcopal seminaries around the country develop plans to respond to the rapidly evolving outbreak.The quarantined members of the VTS community recently had attended a Lenten series at Christ Church Georgetown in Washington, D.C., according to VTS officials. The Christ Church rector, the Rev. Timothy Cole, later was found to have the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, prompting cancelation of worship services at the church. City health officials also advised anyone who had attended services or events at Christ Church on Feb. 24 or between Feb. 28 and March 3 to quarantine themselves for 14 days from the date of possible exposure.“None of them are showing any symptoms of the virus currently,” VTS said on a webpage for coronavirus updates. “However, we do invite all those who are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 … to stay away from the campus at this time.”Virginia Theological Seminary’s Immanuel Chapel, dedicated and consecrated in 2015, stands beyond the ruins of the 1881 building that was destroyed in a fire in 2010. The ruins are now a memorial garden. Photo: Virginia Theological Seminary/Robert A M Stern ArchitectsVTS also canceled its regular worship services this week at Immanuel Chapel so the facility could be thoroughly cleaned. Seminary officials hope to resume worship there after next week’s spring break. Several other Episcopal seminaries also are heading into spring break and assessing how campus life will change when students return.Spring break begins March 12 and runs through March 22 at the University of the South and its School of Theology in Sewanee, Tennessee. Students leaving for spring break have been asked to log their travel on a registry, Laurie Saxton, a university spokeswoman, told ENS by email.The university’s online updates have included a notice that some athletic teams’ spring break trips to the Los Angeles, California, area have been canceled, and “outreach trips” are under review but hadn’t been canceled as of March 9.“There have not been any cases thus far on campus or in or near Sewanee, but because the situation is changing so rapidly, our response team is meeting daily and the website is updated as often as needed,” Saxton said.And while numerous dioceses around the country are asking worshipping communities to suspend use of the common cup for communion as a temporary precaution, Sewanee had not yet taken that step, though worshippers are being advised they may decline to receive the wine, Saxton said.A number of American colleges and universities, from Stanford University in Northern California to Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have announced they are canceling in-person classes and will shift instruction online at a time when health risks are feared at large group gatherings. Episcopal seminaries are assessing and implementing online options as well.Church Divinity School of the Pacific, or CDSP, in Berkeley, California, moved its classes online starting March 10, an arrangement that will continue at least through March 27, according to an online alert. The alert noted that the seminary was following the lead of the nearby University of California campus. The CDSP campus isn’t closing, and meal service will continue.…and is intended to reduce the risk associated with the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Students, staff, and faculty should refer to the email from Dean Richardson for full details. (2/2)— Church Divinity School of the Pacific (@CDSPTweet) March 10, 2020Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, is developing a contingency plan in case the campus needs to shut down due to spread of the coronavirus, Eric Scott, the seminary’s communications director, said in an emailed statement.“We have a plan in place to provide faculty members resources like Google Hangouts and Zoom meeting to allow for the hosting of classes online,” Scott said. “Much of the administrative infrastructure at the seminary is already hosted virtually, so most employees could work remotely if needed.”COVID-19, with symptoms similar to those of influenza, had been confirmed in 109 countries as of March 10, according to the World Health Organization, which on March 11 declared the virus outbreak a global pandemic. Although much remains unknown about the virus, early indications suggest that most cases – more than 80 percent, in one study – are mild and do not require hospitalization.This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. The spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically.Even so, more than 110,000 cases and 4,000 deaths have been reported globally, most of them in China, though growing outbreaks in other countries have prompted escalating emergency measures to contain or slow its spread. Italy is on lockdown, with curfews, travel restrictions and other measures to minimize public interaction. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned March 11 that up to 70 percent of Germans could contract the virus.In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 647 confirmed cases and at least 25 deaths as of March 10. At least two of those cases involve Episcopal rectors.In addition to Cole in Washington, D.C., the Diocese of Fort Worth announced on March 11 that the Rev. Robert Pace, rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, Texas, has been hospitalized with the virus. Services at Trinity Episcopal Church have been canceled, and health officials are assessing the potential exposure to 45 people who attended a March 4 Lenten program at which Pace spoke. Cole and Pace both attended the mid-February conference of the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes, or CEEP, in Louisville, Kentucky, though no evidence has been released so far to suggest they contracted the virus at the conference.With no vaccine yet to check the spread of the disease, people infected or exposed to possible infection have been asked to self-quarantine until the risk of further transmission has passed, usually after two weeks.At VTS, students who need to self-quarantine are invited to do so in their residence halls or apartments, and seminary leaders are developing plans to accommodate any students who may contract the virus, possibly by setting aside a large, empty faculty home for them while they are recovering.As of today, at the recommendation of CDC and the Alexandria Health Department, VTS is moving all classes online — and chapel worship has been cancelled until after Spring Break. For more info, please click on the link below: https://t.co/YHXS5a0XBV pic.twitter.com/c944EjdOji— Virginia Theological Seminary (@VTS_Seminary) March 11, 2020VTS also began March 11 holding all its classes online to discourage large group gatherings. A decision will be made after next week’s spring break on whether to continue that arrangement, communications director Curtis Prather told ENS.General Theological Seminary, or GTS, in New York is in the middle of its spring break and considering its next steps for when seminarians return. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on March 10 ordered a “containment area” north of the city in New Rochelle because of an outbreak there. On March 11, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases statewide rose to more than 190, including 46 in New York City, according to The New York Times.So far, GTS has followed the Diocese of New York’s lead in advising individuals to take practical steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, such as refraining from intinction, dipping the bread in the wine, at communion during worship services.“While there is palpable anxiety around New York City, given the recent outbreak in the boroughs, we are doing everything possible to communicate the importance of hygiene by signage and email,” Joshua Bruner, the seminary’s communications director, told ENS on March 10. “And we have added hand sanitizing stations throughout the close. Anyone who feels ill should stay home and seek medical attention.”As the outbreak intensifies, however, Bruner said he expects General Theological Seminary will announce additional response plans soon, possibly including online instruction.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN By David PaulsenPosted Mar 11, 2020 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service VTS seminarians, 2 professors self-quarantined as Episcopal seminaries respond to coronavirus’s spread Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Theological Education Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MIlast_img read more

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Bermingham House / ENSITU

first_imgArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/376644/bermingham-house-ensitu Clipboard Year:  Area:  480 m² Area:  480 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Bermingham House / ENSITUSave this projectSaveBermingham House / ENSITUSave this picture!© Sylvia GrünhutHouses•Gamboa, Panama Year:  2009 Bermingham House / ENSITU CopySave this picture!© Sylvia GrünhutRecommended ProductsFastenersFastmount®Panel Fastener – Very Low ProfileFastenersSchöckRainscreen Cladding Facade Fasteners – Isolink®Wood Boards / HPL PanelsLamitechLamitech high pressure plastic laminatePorcelain StonewareGrespaniaWood-Look Porcelain tiles – FustaText description provided by the architects. In 2005 we were engaged by the clients to design this single family residence in the small town of Gamboa, midway along the Panama Canal between Panama City to the south and Colon to the north. The new house was to be built on the remains of a multi- family residential structure that had been irretrievably damaged during the U.S. invasion of Panama in 1989 when it had been occupied by National Guard troops; of the original three story concrete and wood building only the concrete post and beam ground floor structure had survived. In addition to considering the requirements of a family of five we were asked to think about how to make the house work with minimal mechanical cooling systems and glazing in a tropical environment where such artefacts are generally considered to be essential. Save this picture!© Sylvia GrünhutGiven the large footprint of the original structure, we decided that the new living quarters should occupy only one quarter of the available structure, with the remaining seventy five percent given over to ancillary functions and open air courtyards. The various programmatic components of the house have been arranged on three levels. On the ground floor the main entrances, children’s rooms, garage, work shop, storage and laundry room are arranged around two garden courtyards, while the living and dining room, kitchen, outdoor decks, swimming pool and hot bath are located on the second level, with the parent’s master bedroom suite on the third floor. This latter space opens on to the double height living/ dining room and from the bedroom balcony the canal and passing ships can be seen in the distance at the edge of the town.Save this picture!© Sylvia GrünhutIn response to the client’s original request, the building employs passive climate control strategies throughout. The ground floor perimeter of the building has been enclosed with solid and fixed louvered walls that allow cross ventilation through the open air courtyards which have been planted with shade trees and ground cover to assist in the natural cooling of the building. The upper two levels of the house are clad with fixed teak panels, operable louvers and sliding louvered and screen doors that can be adjusted to capture daylight and prevailing north breezes or to protect against rain and insects.  Floors are exposed river pebble aggregate concrete on the ground level and wood on the upper levels, both inside and out. Together with the hipped galvalume roof, double height cross ventilated main living space and shade gardens, the thick wood louver sections of the facades effectively reduce interior temperatures and humidity, creating as a result a surprisingly comfortable micro- climate. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessPrague National Gallery Entrance Hall / Mateo ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsMedia Library of Montauban / Colboc Franzen & AssociésSelected Projects Share Architects: ENSITU Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Panama “COPY” Photographs:  Sylvia Grunhut+ 31 Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/376644/bermingham-house-ensitu Clipboard CopyAbout this officeENSITUOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGamboaHousesPanamaPublished on May 26, 2013Cite: “Bermingham House / ENSITU” 26 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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El poder político afroamericano y las elecciones

first_imgLeyes instituidas por varios estados para aumentar las barreras al voto fueron vindicadas por el fallo. En el mismo artículo del New York Times, las autoridades en Texas “anunciaron poco después de la decisión, que una ley de identificación de votantes que había sido bloqueada entraría inmediatamente en vigor, y que la redistribución de mapas distritales ya no necesitaría aprobación federal”.Estas y otras medidas como la negación de acceso a las urnas para aquellas personas con antecedentes penales, descalifica aproximadamente a un 25 por ciento de las/os votantes afroamericanos en la Florida. En general, alrededor de 1,3 millones de personas en este estado del sur faltaban en las listas de votantes en el momento de las elecciones primarias del 15 de marzo.Aumentan luchas populares contra ofensiva derechistaNunca se iniciaron medidas concretas para abordar estas preocupaciones bajo la administración del presidente Barack Obama. Las elecciones del 2010, 2012 y 2014 vieron la transformación de los demócratas de ser una mayoría en el Congreso, a ser una minoría.La ausencia de una alternativa política efectiva tanto dentro como fuera del Congreso, dio lugar a la profundización de un programa político de derecha que ha aumentado la capacidad de la clase capitalista para dominar en general a la clase trabajadora y oprimida. La represión estatal por los organismos policiales y de inteligencia refuerza el sistema de explotación con impunidad.Casi todas las manifestaciones de masas y rebeliones desde 2012 han sido en respuesta a los homicidios de afroamericanas/os y latinas/os por policías y justicieros ilegales. Estas protestas y actos de destrucción de la propiedad han llevado a la militarización en todos los niveles de los cuerpos policiales, que han sido suministrados por el gobierno federal con armas automáticas, vehículos blindados, tanques, productos químicos, porras y dispositivos de sonido diseñados para reprimir y dispersar a la multitud.Cambio de actitudes políticas en 2016Nuevas encuestas indican que la campaña de Sanders ha ganado apoyo significativo en la comunidad afroamericana en el Medio Oeste y la Costa Oeste. Una encuesta reciente indicó que en un plazo de dos meses, Sanders lideraba a Clinton entre las/os votantes afroamericanos en Wisconsin antes de la primaria del 5 de abril.Un artículo del Huffington Post el 31 de marzo señala que “el 27 de febrero, Hillary Clinton lideraba Bernie Sanders entre las/os votantes afroamericanos por 52 puntos. Para el 26 de marzo, lideraba a Sanders sólo por nueve puntos. Y el 6 de abril, Public Policy Polling, una respetada organización de encuestas electorales, publicó una encuesta que muestra que Sanders lidera Clinton entre las/os votantes afroamericanos en Wisconsin por 11 puntos”.La encuesta sugiere que “en definitiva, la campaña de Clinton se encuentra en medio de un colapso histórico – en gran parte debido a la desintegración del apoyo a Clinton entre las/os votantes no blancos – y que los medios a nivel nacional no se han dado cuenta”. Las elecciones primarias en las próximas semanas probarán o refutarán estas afirmaciones.Esta tendencia se vio en Michigan a principios de marzo y se reflejó en los estrechos y cuestionables márgenes de victoria de Clinton en Illinois y Missouri, junto con la falta general de entusiasmo de su segunda campaña presidencial.De todos modos, hay un grado de desesperación en la campaña de Clinton sobre todo referente a los resultados de las primarias de Wisconsin. Clinton mantuvo reuniones de campaña en barrios afroamericanos en Milwaukee durante la última semana de marzo.En dos eventos importantes, el representante Gwen Moore, único miembro afroamericano de la Casa de Representantes de Wisconsin, se paró junto a Clinton en el escenario. Moore dio la bienvenida a Clinton en un Club de Niños y Niñas, alegando que la ex senadora de Nueva York y ex primera dama, había ayudado a jóvenes afroamericanas/os en Carolina del Sur, mientras trabajaba para el Fondo de Defensa de los Niños. (WPR.org, 31 de marzo)Necesidad de acción política independiente¿Qué ganan las/os afroamericanos con su continuo apoyo a candidatas/os demócratas centristas, a la luz de la historia de la década de 1990 bajo Clinton y los últimos ocho años de la administración de Obama? Desempleo, pobreza, encarcelamiento en masa, terrorismo policial y arraigado racismo institucional siguen siendo barreras estructurales para el progreso socioeconómico y el empoderamiento político.El aparente cambio de perspectiva hacia la campaña Sanders ilustra el descontento entre numerosos grupos del Partido Demócrata, de los cuales las/os afroamericanos son una agrupación indispensable. La dependencia de Clinton en los funcionarios electos y las estructuras organizativas del partido, no ha sido suficiente para sostener una serie de victorias en el Sur y otras áreas durante la primera fase de la campaña.Surgen preguntas en el electorado sobre el papel del proceso de “superdelegados”, en el que fuerzas comprometidas, la mayor parte en representación de los jefes del partido, mantienen la capacidad de anular las pérdidas electorales sufridas por Clinton en varios estados clave, incluyendo Michigan, Alaska, Hawái y Nueva Hampshire. Esto se convertirá en un debate crítico a la luz de varias encuestas que muestran a Sanders ejecutando una campaña mucho más fuerte contra el principal candidato republicano Donald Trump en las elecciones generales de noviembre.Estos cambios en las opiniones políticas deben conducir a una mayor independencia política durante el proceso de primarias, elecciones nacionales y posteriormente.  Finalmente, las/os afroamericanos, las/os oprimidos de otras nacionalidades y la clase trabajadora en general deben romper con el Partido Demócrata para establecer su propia organización que hable en su nombre y luche por un programa de liberación total y construcción de socialismo genuino.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this El papel de las/os afroamericanos es fundamental durante los últimos dos meses de primarias y asambleas en aproximadamente 20 estados.Los dos candidatos a la nominación demócrata, la ex secretaria de estado Hillary Clinton y el senador Bernie Sanders, han hecho llamados especiales para ganarse a las/os electores afroamericanos.Este proceso se remonta por lo menos a 1960, cuando un reemergente electorado negro apoyó al candidato demócrata John F. Kennedy, llevándolo a la Casa Blanca. Sin embargo, numerosos militantes de la época, como Malcolm X y Stokely Carmichael, criticaron al gobierno de Kennedy por su fracaso en la protección de las/os trabajadores de derechos civiles, así como por su incapacidad para propulsar legislación en el Congreso para proteger los derechos sociales y políticos a nivel nacional del oprimido pueblo afroamericano.El 6 de agosto de 1965, la Ley de Derecho al Voto fue firmada y convertida en ley por el presidente Lyndon B. Johnson. Esta ley fue el producto de la creciente lucha de la población afroamericana a mediados de la década de 1960 para exigir la plena igualdad y el derecho a la auto determinación.Restricciones del derecho al voto reanudadas por el Tribunal SupremoCasi cinco décadas después, el 25 de junio del 2013, el Tribunal Supremo de EUA anuló las disposiciones de aplicación de la Ley de Derecho al Voto por una sentencia de 5-4 en el caso del Condado de Shelby [Alabama] versus Holder. Esta decisión evisceró la autoridad del Departamento de Justicia para supervisar e intervenir cuando están involucrados problemas relacionados con el acceso al voto y la representación legislativa. El recientemente fallecido juez del Tribunal Supremo Antonin Scalia observó en aquel momento, que ese proyecto de ley en el período moderno representaba un tipo de “privilegios raciales” para las/os afroamericanos. Esta declaración se hizo en un momento en que la gran recesión había devastado a las/os afroamericanos en las áreas de ejecuciones hipotecarias, pérdida de empleos y disminución de ingresos y bienes de la familia.Un artículo del New York Times dijo que el fallo “efectivamente anuló el corazón de la Ley de Derecho al Voto de 1965 por una votación de 5 a 4, liberando a nueve estados, sobre todo en el Sur, para cambiar sus leyes electorales sin previa aprobación del gobierno federal. … En el núcleo del desacuerdo estuvo si las minorías raciales continuaban enfrentando obstáculos a la votación en los estados con una historia de discriminación”. (25 de junio de 2013)En representación de la mayoría en la decisión, el conservador juez del Tribunal Supremo, John G. Roberts escribió: “Nuestro país ha cambiado. Si bien cualquier tipo de discriminación racial en el voto es demasiado, el Congreso debe garantizar que la legislación que pasa a remediar ese problema hable sobre las condiciones actuales”.last_img read more

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Public TV reporter freed after a week in secret police custody, then fired

first_img to go further Receive email alerts News Organisation RSF_en Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Dodou Sanneh, a reporter employed by the state-owned Gambia Radio Television Services (GRTS), was freed yesterday and then fired from his job after being held for a week at the headquarters of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in Banjul. No charges were brought against him.“Once again a Gambian journalist has been thrown in prison, manhandled and then released without any explanation,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Once again, no protest was made by any of the countries with some kind of influence over Gambia. The cynicism and cruelty of President Yahya Jammeh’s government is fed by the impunity he enjoys.”Sanneh was fired from his position as a GRTS reporter by director general Momodou Sanyang. At the time of his arrest, he was responsible for covering the presidential election campaign of the UDP-NRP-GPDP, one of the two opposition alliances. The election is to take place on 22 September.The authorities never gave any explanation for his arrested. Questioned by journalists while he was still being held, Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay, a pro-Jammeh parliamentarian, and a NIA official claimed that they knew nothing about the case.————12.09.2006 – Public TV reporter secretly detained because of his opposition election rally coverageThe unlawful arrest and detention of Gambian public television reporter Dodou Sanneh in an undisclosed location for the past six days was forcefully condemned today by Reporters Without Borders as another episode in a systematic crackdown on the press by President Yahya Jammeh’s government.“This latest arrest just two weeks before presidential elections highlights the despotic character of the incumbent’s government,” the press freedom organisation said. “Sanneh seems to have been arrested for not being sufficiently servile towards the country’s current rulers. If the African Union does not at the very least ask Jammeh to respect all the treaties and charters he has signed, it will never again be able speak out about rigged election anywhere in the continent.”Reporters Without Borders learned from several local sources that did not want to be identified that Sanneh, who works for the state-owned Gambian Radio and Television Services (GRTS), has been held since 7 September. He had been given the job of covering the election campaign of the opposition UDP-NRP-GPDP alliance, which is backing lawyer Ousainou Darboe as presidential candidate. He was reportedly arrested because his coverage of its meetings was considered “not objective.”The sources do no know where Sanneh is being held or what charges might have been brought against him. He is the 10th journalist to be arrested in Gambia since the start of the year. None of these arrests has complied with the legal requirement that detainees must be charged within 72 hours and must be allowed access to a lawyer.The Gambian capital of Banjul is the headquarters of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR). It also hosted an African Union summit on 1-2 July. September 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Public TV reporter freed after a week in secret police custody, then fired August 6, 2020 Find out more July 23, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Gambiacenter_img GambiaAfrica News January 27, 2020 Find out more News News GambiaAfrica Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom Help by sharing this information Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murderlast_img read more

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Media forbidden to cover dismantling of Iranian spy ring

first_img News May 10, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media forbidden to cover dismantling of Iranian spy ring Help by sharing this information February 23, 2015 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the prosecutor-general’s order forbidding the Kuwaiti media to publish any more reports about the dismantling of an Iranian spy network. The disbanding of the network, allegedly consisting of six Kuwaitis, two stateless Arabs employed by the army and various Arab citizens, was revealed by a media report on 1 May.“It is right that the police and judicial authorities would be free to work on this case without being under any pressure, but it is hard to see how the press would put any pressure on them,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This ban constitutes a serious obstruction of investigative reporting, an essential component of quality journalism in a country that claims to be democratic.”The spy ring dismantled by the Kuwaiti security services was reportedly gathering information about Kuwaiti and US military bases for Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.Prosecutor-general Hamed Saleh Al-Othman’s ban on any further press coverage of the case was issued on 4 May. The newspaper Al-Aan quoted him as saying the ban was necessary to allow the police and judicial authorities to work calmly and impartially on the case. Kuwait’s news websites are complying with the ban although, strictly speaking, they are not concerned as Kuwait’s media legislation does not cover online media. The online newspaper Al-Aan announced yesterday that it would carry no reports about the case except in the event of a major new revelation.Although Iran has denied any involvement in the spy network, tension is mounting between the two countries, especially since Kuwaiti legislators asked the government to expel the Iranian ambassador. New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists Popular blogger charged with blasphemy to go further Receive email alerts KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa center_img News January 21, 2016 Find out more Follow the news on Kuwait Courts uphold newspaper’s closure, increase blogger’s jail term RSF_en News September 5, 2014 Find out more KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa Newslast_img read more

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BUILDING PERMITS: Mar. 5 – Mar. 9, 2018

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook New City of Odessa logo NEW RESIDENTIALSContrast Homes Daniel Orozco, 607 Dotsy Ave., $120,000; KVC Johany Herrera, 2217 W. Third St., $120,000; Contrast Homes, 1005 Oak Ave., $120,000; Lynx Homes Lynx Homes, 1203 N. Washington Ave., $140,000; Lynx Homes Lynx Homes, 1201 N. Washington Ave., $140,000.Total: 5 permits, $640,000RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSOscar Rubio, 101 Monticello Drive, $4,000; Luis Jimenez, 3217 Chestnut Ave., $7,600; Andrea De la Cruz, 613 W. 31st St., $10,000; Extreme Exteriors/Robert Simpson, 3925 Richardson Drive, $6,492; Rodolfo Aguilar, 3914 Melody Lane, $9,000; Jose Davila/Paul Ontiveros, 909 Zacatecas Ave., $6,500; Margie Supertgzi, 3513 Rocky Lane, $150,000; Stakk Construction Group LLC/Delek, 3800 E. 52nd St., $30,000; Eric Guerrero, 1408 W. 18th St., $15,000; Carlos Guillen, 309 Graham Ave., $45,000; Blas Campos/Mark Woodruff, 1532 E. 49th St., $8,000; Belinda Porras, 1210 Hickory Ave., $4,745; Planet Construction/Butch Shook, 1425 Westbrook Ave., $19,000; Leonardo Ovalles, 311 Divine Ave., $10,000; Marco A Rivera., 3000 W. 3rd St., $15,000; Delbert Dick, 4313 Winchester Ave.; Gladys Gonzalez/Jose G Hinojos, 4207 Winchester Ave., $837; Four Walls Construction LLC, 2550 W. 8th St., $30,000; Navi Pacific Construction, 3939 Tanglewood Lane Bldg 1, $45,000; Navi Pacific Construction, 3939 Tanglewood Lane Bldg 2, $45,000; Navi Pacific Construction, 3939 Tanglewood Lane Bldg 4, $32,000; Navi Pacific Construction, 3939 Tanglewood Lane Bldg 5, $32,000; Navi Pacific Construction, 3939 Tanglewood Lane Bldg 6, $32,000; Navi Pacific Construction, 3939 Tanglewood Lane Bldg 7, $32,000; Navi Pacific Construction, 3939 Tanglewood Lane Bldg 17, $32,000; Maria Licon, 5537 Medford Court, $10,000; Brenda Lopez, 521 S. Sam Houston Ave., $100; Jami Buck/Billie Granath, 1823 N. Alleghaney Ave., $100.Total: 28 permits, $631,374NEW COMMERCIALG & G Hospitality LLC, 201 S. JBS Parkway, $4,000,000.Total: 1 permit, $4,000,000COMMERCIAL ADDITIONS ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSStakk Construction Group LLC/Delek, 721 N. County Road West, $30,000; Alex Suriyamont/Anong Corr, 2931 E. Hwy 80, $3,000; West Texas Concrete & Metal Buildings LLC/Humberto Porras, 903 S. County Road West, $376,288; Associated Builders/Grace Fellowship, 3450 “B” Billy Hext Rd., $120,000; RRC Construction/Keane Franc, 8200 E. Interstate 20, $22,000.Total: 2 permits, $551,288CHANGE OF USEIlliana Villela, 1400 E. Seventh St.Total: 1 permitTotal permits: 37Total value: $5,822,662Total permits (2018 year to date): 417Total value (2018 year to date): $77,449,697.42 Pinterest Twitter BUILDING PERMITS: Mar. 5 – Mar. 9, 2018 WhatsApp By admin – March 18, 2018 center_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Total permits (2017): 1,759Total value (2017): $311,109,404.04 Previous articleELAM: U.S. gains lead in oil productionNext articleFood bank chief transforms agency into a ‘shining star’ adminlast_img read more

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Cinco de Mayo 5K

first_imgLocal News By admin – May 4, 2018 WhatsApp Cinco de Mayo 5K Run Sign-upMidland Athletic Company has scheduled a Cinco de Mayo 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday at Neme’s Cocina Fresca, 4401 N. Big Spring St., Midland.Check-in starts at 8 a.m.The course will be a loop of 3.1 miles on commercial roads into Claydesta.After the race, there will be a burrito buffet and beverages for runners at Neme’s, along with raffles for Midland Athletic Co. merchandise.The event will benefit 3:11 Ministries. All donations received by runners will be matched dollar for dollar by Midland Athletic Co.Registration fee is $40. Pinterest Cinco de Mayo 5K Facebook Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleWalk MSNext articleCinco de Mayo Parade adminlast_img read more

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Public consultation workshop to discuss future of Donegal policing

first_img Twitter Public consultation workshop to discuss future of Donegal policing Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – November 12, 2012 Twitter WhatsApp News Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Previous articleEIB loan will see Coláiste Ailigh new school progressNext articleHundreds of extra student places confirmed for Magee Campus News Highland center_img The public is being encouraged to attend a consultation workshop on policing in Donegal to raise issues affecting their lives and communities and to give their ideas on how these issues could be addressed.The workshop, hosted by the Donegal County Joint Policing Committee, takes place next Monday in Stranorlar Training Centre between 7.30pm – 9pm.Cllr. Patrick McGowan is Chair of the Donegal County Joint Policing Committee – he says next Monday’s workshop will allow people the chance to influence change:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/patmc10POLICING.mp3[/podcast] Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Pinterest Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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“No backstop, no deal” – May’s message to Westminster

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – December 5, 2018 Google+ Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty The British Government is expected to publish the legal advice it received over its Brexit deal later – after losing an historic Commons vote yesterday.MPs – who will return to Parliament for a second day of debate today – found British ministers in contempt of parliament, prompting a U-turn.They’d previously refused to release anything more than a summary.Prime Minister Theresa May defended her deal ahead of a crucial vote on the withdrawal agreement next week. She responded to concerns about the backstop aimed at avoiding a hard border, saying withouit a backstop, there is no deal………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/08may.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Pinterest Previous articleNew A5 application to be submitted by StormontNext articleLetterkenny’s McMenamin set for Irish U19s start News Highland center_img WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford “No backstop, no deal” – May’s message to Westminster RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

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Cowboy idol kicked up dust in Brundidge

first_imgLatest Stories When Lash La Rue, the cowboy idol of the silver screen, came to the Brundidge Theater in the early 1950s to promote his new picture show, “The Vanishing Outpost,” the whole town was in a stir.Back in those days, Saturday matinee cowboy stars were looked upon almost as idols. For one of them to come to Brundidge was reason for excitement. You Might Like University to receive city help The Troy council on Tuesday took steps to support Troy University’s efforts to implement a campus-wide recycling program. “As you… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “All I could do was stare at the comic books,” Johnston said. “He asked me if I wanted a picture and a comic book. He couldn’t have given me anything I wanted more.”Meeting Lash La Rue face-to-face and getting a picture and comic book would have been more than enough. But Johnson also got to go the picture show that afternoon. Lash La Rue went on stage and did unbelievable tricks with the whip. He ever snapped a cigarette out of Fuzzy St. John’s mouth and did other unbelievable tricks with the whip.“I went home with my comic books and photo and I’ve still got them tucked away somewhere,” Johnston said. “But that was one of the most exciting Saturdays of my young life. I’ll always remember how lucky I was to get to meet a star of the silver screen.” Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Email the author By Secrets Revealed Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img Published 3:00 am Thursday, February 26, 2015 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Next UpLash LaRue was a handsome figure in his black leather boots, black satin shirt and black 10-gallon hat. He could right any wrong with his two-holster guns and a crack of his long, black whip.Lash La Rue’s grandfather was a muleskinner and his great-grandfather was an expert with a buggy whip. Lash La Rue had learned his trade from the best.People of all ages came to Brundidge to see the cowboy with the cracking whip and his sidekick Fuzzy St. John. It was said that grown men took seats from little children that Saturday afternoon. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content John Phillip Johnston’s mother worked at the Western Union and she asked him if he would take a telegram to Lash La Rue down at the theater.Like any little boy would, Johnston couldn’t hide the excitement of the possibility of seeing his cowboy hero in person.“When I got to the theater, I couldn’t believe my eyes,” Johnston said. “Lash La Rue was sitting at a desk autographing glossy 8- by-10s of himself. There was a stack of his comic books right next to him. I gave him the telegram and he asked how much he owed me.”Johnston shook his head, indicating the cowboy owned him nothing. Cowboy idol kicked up dust in Brundidge Print Article This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s…last_img read more

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DVD Review: 300

first_imgIn keeping with the recent trend of films inspired by classical themes, 300 is based on the Battle of Thermopylae (c.480 BC) when 300 Spartans led by King Leonidas (portrayed by a swaggering Gerard Butler) attempted to defend their territory against thousands of Persians apparently hell-bent on conquering Sparta. Aside from facing destruction at the hands of the Persians, Leonidas faces betrayal from within in the form of Theron (a deliciously vindictive Dominic West) who takes advantage of the king’s absence to strike a deal with the enemy and move in on Leonidas’ Queen.So far, so simple but the twist is that this version of 300 was produced by the makers of Sin City and was heavily influenced by Frank Miller’s graphic novel of the same name. The result is stunning, experimental cinematography that combines the dramatic imagery of a graphic novel with the latest in CGI. In short, this version of 300 is a definite step forward from Rudolph Mate’s 1963 adaptation.This might not be the film to watch if you’re looking for historical accuracy but the presentation of Spartan society is highly engaging. Taught never to surrender, the Spartan warriors are bred from birth to be killing machines. This is perhaps what makes Leonidas such a tragic figure. Furthermore, the fight scenes are beautifully orchestrated and there is just enough plot to keep the viewer emotionally connected. Combine this with the fact that the absurdly muscular Spartan warriors spend the entirety of the film in a virtual state of undress and it’s difficult to find something to dislike about this film. 300 is perhaps just a touch anachronistic (with Leonidas ruling rather more like a 21st century Prime Minister than a Spartan King) and it’s littered with some rather cheesy one-liners (most notably, “Spartans, tonight we dine in hell!”) but unlike the interminably pedestrian Troy, 300 is still absolutely unmissable. Warner Bros. are releasing a myriad different editions; the two-disc special edition is the one to go for, positively brimming over with extras.last_img read more

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Oxford ranked as Britain’s least socially inclusive university

first_imgOxford has been ranked as Britain’s least socially inclusive university by The Sunday Times Good University Guide.In the first university league table to factor in social inclusion, Oxford ranks bottom based on six measures including proportion of working-class, ethnic minority, and mature students.The new data shows that just one in ten students at Oxford view themselves as working class, and over 60% of students went to a private or grammar school.16 out of the 24 Russell Group universities were ranked in the bottom 20 of the table for social inclusivity, with St Andrews, Cambridge, Durham and Bristol also in the bottom five.Despite eight out of ten pupils attending non-selective schools in the UK, only four out of ten students from Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College came from these kinds of schools.MP David Lammy, who has previously accused Oxford University of “social apartheid”, declared yesterday that many of Britain’s top universities were still “gated communities for the privileged”.He went on to say: “The new Office for Students should prove it has teeth – by using its powers to fine or cap the fees of those institutions which fail to distinguish between elite and elitist.”Oxford University said that last year’s intake had more students than ever “from areas with low traditions of going into higher education.”They said: “We are continually evaluating initiatives to improve diversity on all counts and investing further in approaches that work.”“An outstanding example is our UNIQ Summer School, which has helped 1,250 students into Oxford since 2012, and which we are now expanding to reach an extra 500 students from target areas every year.”The Sunday Times Guide ranked Cambridge as number one overall, followed by Oxford, St Andrews, and Imperial College, with Loughborough awarded Sunday Times university of the year.last_img read more

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Freeholder E. Marie Hayes Sworn in as President of NJAC

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEE. Marie Hayes has many accomplishments in her career, from rising to captain in the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office to serving as a Cape May County freeholder.On Friday, she added another one – president of the New Jersey Association of Counties.In front of her husband, her children, grandchildren, friends and colleagues in the Senate Chambers in Trenton, Hayes wiped away tears as Republican Sen. Michael Testa Jr. delivered her oath of office.Testa, representing the First Legislative District covering Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic counties, also presented Hayes with a joint resolution on behalf of his team, including Assemblyman Antwan McClellan and Assemblyman Erik Simonsen. Hayes hugged her family and dignitaries and addressed the audience during an emotional ceremony.“I am a freeholder from Cape May County,” she said proudly. “Let me just say, I am a retired law enforcement officer. And I also have a heart, so this is going to be a little tough, so bear with me.”She gave a heartfelt thanks to her supporters who traveled to Trenton to watch her being sworn in.Hayes addressed the work of members of the NJAC, saying that it is an organization that works in a nonpartisan way to do what is best for New Jersey residents.In her speech, she thanked several dignitaries and also spoke of her family, including her husband, Lloyd, of 38 years, who she described as her “rock” and someone she can lean on. Hayes also introduced her son, Henry Lloyd, daughter, Danielle, and other family members, including Vince Jones, director of Emergency Management for Atlantic County.She also thanked the staff of Cape May County.“You don’t stand up here in a vacuum,” she said. “There are people who make you look good. My department directors — I am so proud of each and every one of them.” Hayes said she knows assuming the role of president is an important one.“I am aware of the critical role NJAC plays,” she said.Hayes pledged she will continue to make sure that county government, policies and procedures and the well-being of the state are always at the forefront of her decisions, and that those decisions will be done in a bipartisan way.She did not shy away from expressing her views about the divided political landscape in the state and the country.“We have an obligation to advocate strongly for our beliefs, but to do so with dignity. … Let us all pledge today to lead the way and to show those who have elected or appointed us that public policy can be conducted with dignity,” she said. She noted that she would do her best to continue the good work of the past presidents.Assemblyman Antwan McClellan, second from left, shares a light moment with Freeholder E. Marie Hayes shortly after she is sworn in as president of the New Jersey Association of CountiesDuring the ceremony, Hayes received praise and support from her fellow Ocean City resident, Assemblyman Antwan McClellan.“If she believes in you, she will support you,” McClellan said. …“We love you, Marie, and NJAC you have a jewel from Cape May County, so please protect her.”NJAC Executive Director John G. Donnadio gave the welcome remarks. Assemblyman Simonsen gave the invocation and benediction. After the proceeding, guests attended a luncheon in Hayes’ honor at the Historic Masonic Temple. In addition to Hayes’ swearing in as president, the ceremony served as the annual reorganization of the NJAC.Prior to the ceremony, Hayes noted in an interview with OCNJDaily.com how proud she is of the new honor and responsibility bestowed upon her.“I am just absolutely humbled by everyone in this organization and this honor,” she said.She said she is in good company with former NJAC presidents such as Hunterdon County Clerk Mary Melfi, who chatted with her moments before the program began.Melfi said that Hayes is not only a friend, but someone who will do a terrific job as president of NJAC.E. Marie Hayes says the New Jersey Association of Counties will continue to act in a nonpartisan fashion under her leadership. Sen. Michael Testa administers the oath of office to Freeholder E. Marie Hayes as president of the New Jersey Association of Counties.last_img read more

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Ocean City to Give Relief on Late Tax Payments During Pandemic

first_imgCity Hall, 861 Asbury Ave. By DONALD WITTKOWSKIOcean City will be providing some financial relief during the coronavirus pandemic for residents and other property owners who may not be able to pay their local property taxes on time.City Council approved a resolution Thursday night that cuts the interest rate for delinquent property taxes during the second and third quarters of 2020.City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson explained that the interest rate for late tax payments will now be 8 percent across the board.Previously, the city has charged an 8 percent interest rate for the first $1,500 in late tax payments and an 18 percent rate for any delinquent payments above $1,500.The uniform 8 percent rate approved Thursday is intended to give residents and other property owners some relief if they struggle to pay their taxes, McCrosson said.The lower interest rate will be in effect for the second quarter taxes due on May 1 and the third quarter payments due Aug. 1. It will not be retroactive for delinquent taxes for previous quarters, McCrosson said.“We want to provide relief, but we don’t want to provide a disincentive for people to pay their taxes,” she told City Council.As New Jersey residents continue to lose their jobs by the tens of thousands because of the pandemic shutdown, communities across the state are looking for ways to help them pay their property taxes to prevent the flow of critical tax revenue from being disrupted.Property owners are given a 10-day grace period to pay their taxes without getting hit with a penalty in the form of interest charges. Ocean City officials discussed the possibility of extending the grace period to 30 days to provide further relief to taxpayers during the pandemic, but ruled against it because there is no state law that would allow it, McCrosson noted.“We concluded that is not permitted by statute,” she said.Meanwhile, Thursday night’s City Council session was the second meeting in a row that was conducted by teleconference to comply with Gov. Phil Murphy’s social distancing requirements during the pandemic. Members of the public were not allowed to attend the meeting at City Hall in person, but were able to participate via teleconference.In opening remarks, Mayor Jay Gillian said city officials have been in close contact with Cape May County representatives, mayors from neighboring towns, representatives of Shore Medical Center and others to begin the planning for the safe reopening of the Jersey Shore.Gillian repeatedly stressed that no one is looking to restart the shore’s economy prematurely and without proper safeguards in place to protect the public.“We just have to be very, very responsible,” he said.Members of City Council agreed with the mayor that Ocean City must continue to follow the guidance of President Trump, the governor and healthcare professionals, including those at Shore Medical Center in neighboring Somers Point.“I want to make sure we do everything in our power to maintain social distancing,” Councilman Keith Hartzell said.In the meantime, Hartzell and other Council members stressed the importance of supporting local businesses by shopping online during the shutdown. They also said the city should work closely with the business community to develop plans to help restaurants, retail shops and other businesses after the coronavirus restrictions are lifted.“Everybody’s doing their research on how to open their businesses safely,” Councilwoman Karen Bergman said.Noting that local restaurants “are taking a beating,” Hartzell suggested that the city should explore the possibility of giving them more room on the sidewalks for outdoor dining to help them draw customers after the pandemic.Hartzell said restaurants will probably reduce the amount of dining space inside to provide extra room for social distancing.In another suggestion to help businesses, Hartzell mentioned the possibility of allowing retail shops on the Boardwalk to open up their rear entrances for customers as a way to create more social distancing.Gillian praised Hartzell for his suggestions, but also noted that myriad ideas are being kicked around by a county task force, as well as health professionals, to help jump-start the business community while also safely reopening the shore’s economy.“We’re going to do it right,” Gillian assured.last_img read more

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Starbucks opens first new-look store

first_imgStarbucks has opened its first “bespoke” store in Conduit Street, London, as part of a strategy to roll-out locally-inspired coffee shops across the UK.The coffee chain announced in September this year its aims to focus more on “local relevance and environmental responsibility”. The look of the outlet has been created to reflect the character of the surrounding neighbourhood, as well as the environmental considerations to save energy and cut water usage. “It is one of a number of store designs around the world that will inspire the look and feel of new stores and refurbishments throughout the UK and Ireland in the future, meaning no two Starbucks will ever be entirely the same,” according to a statement released by Starbucks UK.The Conduit Street branch has been designed to have a loft-like feel, with earthy colours and reclaimed materials including wood panelling and picture frames used. The firm aims to cut energy usage by 20% and conserve the equivalent of 900 Olympic swimming pools’ worth of water a year.“This new design approach, which is an important investment in the future of our company, also means that we can make a significant contribution to reaching our environmental targets,” commented Darcy Willson-Rymer, managing director, Starbucks UK and Ireland.last_img read more

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Greggs to cut 820 jobs as lockdown sales fall

first_imgSource: GreggsGreggs is to cut 820 jobs from its business as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as CEO Roger Whiteside warns “there can be no room for complacency”.The redundancies, which were proposed in its September trading update, come after a consultation process with union and employee representatives.“Covid trading conditions have forced this action onto our business and we are all very saddened by the need to part company with around 820 friends and colleagues, many of whom have worked with us for many years,” Whiteside said in a post on Greggs’ employee information site.However, he added that several counter proposals had been accepted with some shop employees agreeing to a reduction in their contract hours to minimise the need for further redundancies.“At lockdown levels of sales, even after all of the mitigating action that we have taken, Greggs will not be profitable as a business and there can be no room for complacency,” Whiteside added.However, the firm said no shops would be closed as a result.Prior to the pandemic, Greggs was in strong growth describing 2019 as an “exceptional financial year” for the business.The outbreak and consequent lockdowns impacted its sales and also disrupted supply chains, with the temporary closure of its Leeds distribution centre in August, and the halt of production at its Newcastle factory in September owing to staff members testing positive for the virus.“Greggs has shown its resilience and ability to adapt to even these most extreme conditions. We are determined to emerge from this crisis stronger than ever, and have exciting plans to invest in Next Generation Greggs with new shops, new digital ways for customers to shop with us, a more efficient supply chain and first-class central support,” Whiteside added.Christmas will be unlike any other, he noted as he laid out Greggs’ priorities to help it react to new customer footfall patterns and shopping environment. These include:Concentrating on its Christmas offering including favourites such as the Festive Bake, Vegan-friendly Sweet Mince Pies, and our Pigs Under Blankets BaguetteContinuing to roll out its delivery service via Just Eat to more shops nationwideFurther developing its click and collect offerRewarding customers for their loyalty via our updated Greggs Rewards scheme, andOpening up new shops at pace in areas where we can provide easy access for customers, especially those who are in cars. These openings have also helped it to mitigate job losses in some areas.Pret is also among the high street chains to suffer as a result of the pandemic with more than 3,000 jobs lost from its UK shops and support centres and 30 shops closing permanently.last_img read more

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“Let Oteil Sing” Campaign Brings $4K To The Gorilla Doctors Following Dead & Co’s 2017 Summer Tour

first_imgFollowing the popular “Let Trey Sing” trends from the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary Fare Thee Well shows, after Dead & Company formed in 2015, music lover and fellow bassist Chris DiNardo revamped the concept for bassist Oteil Burbridge—who, in addition to his famous bass chops, has quite the voice too. DiNardo was inspired to spread the word about Oteil after spending several summers together at Roots Rock Revival, a camp happening now for the fifth year that was founded by Oteil and Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks. With Oteil’s blessing, the shirt circulated throughout the fan base with frequent “Let Oteil Sing” spottings at Dead & Company shows across the country. Of course, it was at Citi Field in 2016 that Oteil Burbridge took his first verse with Dead & Company—and the rest is history. Taking lead on three songs this summer, Oteil officially “sings” now, but the shirts still carry an important meaning.Purchase An Official “Let Oteil Sing” Shirt Today!As the charity of his choice, Oteil requested that all proceeds from the shirt go to the Gorilla Doctors, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to conserving wild mountain and eastern lowland (or Grauer’s) gorillas in Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda through life-saving veterinary medicine and a One Health approach. Its international team of veterinarians is the only group providing these critically endangered animals with direct, hands-on care in the wild. Oteil’s wife, Jess Burbridge, is a freelance photographer, journalist, and designer who currently serves as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Gorilla Doctors. She specializes in primatology and wildlife conservation issues and has worked with organizations such as The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, The Jane Goodall Institute, The Chimpanzee Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Uganda Wildlife Authority, among others.Learn More HereLast night, at the 5th annual Roots Rock Revival orientation concert, Oteil was presented with a giant check to commemorate the joint efforts. The “Let Oteil Sing” campaign officially brought in $4,000 to Gorilla Doctors during the 2017 Dead & Company Summer Tour. The money is enough to fund two life-saving medical interventions in the wild. With only 880 mountain gorillas left in the world, every life counts. This summer has become a clear movement between Oteil and his fans to bring awareness to the organization, which he notes has become a “life changing experience.”While less about Oteil singing and more about giving, read why the “Let Oteil Sing” campaign is important in the words of Oteil below.last_img read more

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Harvard Business School welcomes nine Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

first_img Read Full Story Nine entrepreneurs will join the Harvard Business School (HBS) community during the 2010-2011 academic year as Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EiR). Sponsored by the School’s Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, now in its fifth year, invites accomplished entrepreneurs to HBS to advise MBA students interested in starting companies and work with faculty on research and course development.The nine entrepreneurs, eight of whom are HBS alumni, come from a variety of backgrounds, including venture capital, private equity, and start-ups across industries ranging from dotcoms to media.“We are delighted to welcome this accomplished group of Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to HBS,” said Michael Roberts, senior lecturer and executive director of the Arthur Rock Center. “They bring extraordinary experience, knowledge, and insights to our campus and provide inspiration to the large number of entrepreneurially inclined HBS students who wish to follow in their footsteps.”The 2010-2011 HBS Entrepreneurs-in-Residence are:Jeffrey Bussgang (MBA ’95)Jeffrey Glass (MBA ’94)Christopher P. Michel (MBA ’98)Gary G. Mueller (MBA ’94)Eric RiesT. Gary Rogers (MBA ’68)Jeffrey C. Walker (MBA ’81)Gwill E. York (MBA ’84)Royce Yudkoff (MBA ’80)All nine entrepreneurs will serve for the entire academic year in a part-time capacity, meeting with students in group and one-on-one sessions and collaborating with various faculty members on cases, courses, and other activities.Beyond their interaction with the EiR, Harvard MBA students interested in entrepreneurship also have the opportunity to work closely with HBS faculty through field studies, independent research projects, a Silicon Valley Immersion Experience Program, and participation in the HBS Business Plan Contest, now entering its 15th year. In addition, all first-year HBS students take the required course “The Entrepreneurial Manager,” while second-year students can choose from more than two dozen entrepreneurship-related elective courses.last_img read more

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Are Rooting For Hunky Leading Men at the Tonys

first_img 3. Neil Patrick Harris—7% Speaking of physical transformations…The Emmy winner appeared on Broadway in Assassins, Proof and Cabaret before his legen—wait for it—dary stint on How I Met Your Mother, and returns to the Great White Way in the acclaimed revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, rocking kickass heels and lots and lots of wigs. Just an observation, NPH: you’re trailing behind two Broadway.com vloggers. Just let us know if you want in. Neil Patrick Harris View Comments Ramin Karimloo Andy Karlcenter_img Star Files 2. Andy Karl—39% Karl has been a Broadway favorite for years, but celebrates his first Tony nod for his leading turn as the Italian Stallion himself in Rocky. When he’s not going head-to-head with our poll’s front-runner, Karl can be caught downing raw eggs, sparring with raw meat and climbing those iconic steps at the Winter Garden Theatre. After his extreme physical transformation, Karl is one fighter you should look out for on Sunday. Well, if our super scientific polling numbers are any indication, one category in particular is going to be a close call on Sunday (yes, we’re officially less than a week away from the Tony Awards)! This weekend, we asked you which first-time Tony nominee you were rooting for. We included representatives from all eight performance categories, but Best Actor in a Musical proved to be a hot topic. From an international New York newbie and a slugging Broadway vet to a lovable TV superstar, here’s who you voted for! 1. Ramin Karimloo—43% Karimloo may be making his Broadway debut in Les Miserables, but this shirtless Jean Valjean has a major fan following, whether he’s belting out an iconic musical theater score or crooning bluegrass. And if you aren’t done swooning, check out his Broadway.com series, Vlogger 24601, where Karimloo dons a creepy mask, leads a gospel singalong and admits to being boring. We respectfully disagree with that last one.last_img read more

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Ask the Experts: Backpacking

first_imgI’m preparing for my first weekend backpacking trip. Do I need to buy hiking boots, or will my trail runners do the job? A good pair of backpacking boots will provide the ankle support you’ll need when hiking on a technical trail with a load on your back. If you’re a beginner backpacker, you’re not used to carrying a full pack, so the risk of twisting an ankle is even greater. But if this is your first trip, don’t buy boots right away. If you keep the mileage low, the terrain easy, and your pack weight minimal, you should be able to get by with your trail runners.—Erik Plakanis, backpacking guide service ownerHow to store your tent and sleeping bag.On the TrailTents: Some people stuff, some roll, some fold. I’m a stuffer. If you fold, try not to fold the tent in the same places each morning, because creases will develop that will eventually compromise the strength of the fabric.Sleeping Bags: Stuffing is really your only option with a bag. Creases and folds will ruin the shell and down. At HomeTents: Air out your tent so mildew and funk don’t fester. Set it up outside and let the sun and wind dry the tent completely. Once it’s completely dry and clean, stuff it back into its sack and store it in a dry place.Sleeping Bags: Hang your bag out of its compression sack in order to extend the life of the down. If you store your bag inside its sack, you’re compressing the loft and decreasing the amount of warmth the bag will provide in the future.—Minya James, A.T. thru-hiker and instructor of backpacking workshopsShelter Etiquette The system of shelters interspersed along the Appalachian Trail can simplify your backpacking trip immensely. But there are some unwritten rules that govern these backcountry hotspots. David “AWOL” Miller, thru-hiker and author of The A.T. Guide, offered his top five tips for peaceful communal living.1. First come, first serve. Shelter spaces cannot be reserved for your friends who have yet to arrive. Generally, you should use little more space than the width of your sleeping bag.2. Turn off alarms and phone ringers. And don’t talk on a cell phone within earshot of the shelter.3. Do your dishwashing, tooth brushing, and urinating well away from the shelter.4. Pack it in, pack it out. Don’t leave anything in the shelter, even if you think it may be of use to other hikers. And do not attempt to burn waste.5. If you know that you have a powerful snore, consider tenting.5 Ways to Shed PoundsPro hiker Andrew Skurka completed a recent 4,700-mile expedition in Alaska with a pack weight under ten pounds. Here’s his advice:Take less. After every trip, lay out everything and divide into two piles: things you needed, and things you didn’t.Take lighter gear. Focus on replacing outdated gear, especially your heaviest items: sleeping bag, shelter, stove, and clothing.Use versatile, multiple-use items. Pitch your shelter with your trekking poles rather than dedicated tent poles. Wear your clothing at night so you can carry a lighter sleeping bag. Use your pack or collapsible water bottle as pillows.Take calorically dense foods. Fat has twice as many calories as carbs or protein. An average backpacker needs about 3,000 calories per day, or just 12.5 ounces of fat versus 30 ounces of protein and carbs.Optimize your hydration. A quart of water weighs two pounds. Know where the water sources are, and determine how much water you need between those sources to stay properly hydrated.last_img read more

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Campaign Orion V Deals Hard Blow to Narcotrafficking

first_imgBy Myriam Ortega/Diálogo June 30, 2020 The international naval campaign Orion V to combat narcotrafficking, carried out in the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Caribbean, as well as in Colombian rivers, enabled the seizure of 50.3 metric tons of cocaine and 7.3 metric tons of marijuana, Colombian President Iván Duque announced on May 29.Duque, together with Colombian military leaders and representatives of participating nations, presented a summary of the results in a virtual press conference, where he described the combined work as “inspiring.” The campaign, with the participation of 26 countries from the Americas and Europe, took place from April 1 to May 15.“During the implementation of the phase, when we see that the tons of drugs seized not only continue to grow but also exceed dozens, we can all reaffirm that the multilateral commitment in the fight against narcotrafficking is essential, inspiring, and a guide for public policy,” Duque said. “Each of the nations involved has contributed with their intelligence, has contributed with their operational capabilities, has contributed with their prosecution capabilities, as well as with rigorous and timely information gathering, to show the world that we are united in preserving security and justice for our people.”Colombian Minister of Defense Carlos Holmes Trujillo said that the cocaine seized represented about a $1.7 billion impact on criminal funding. The total marijuana seized has an estimated value of more than $36 million on the international market, the minister added.In addition to drug seizures, authorities (48 international institutions and agencies) captured 150 people of different nationalities, found 72 cocaine laboratories, and confiscated 38 boats, two semi-submersibles, and four aircraft that were intercepted on the ground. Members of the nations involved praised the Colombian forces’ leadership and the operational efficiency of the campaign, conducted in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.“Colombia is a trusted friend and ally whose immeasurable contributions to security and peace at home, in our hemisphere, and around the world, has earned the respect from nations around the globe. What better example than operation Orion in Colombia’s tireless work, with more than two dozen nations to defeat a foe, narcotraffickers, who heartlessly profit from human suffering and death,” said U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command. “Colombia’s successes against this threat are notable and one of the many reasons nations seek its advice on security and defense matters.”“This extremely effective collaboration among international agencies during the operation serves as a model for future multinational efforts to counter the common threat of transnational criminal organizations,” said U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Pat DeQuattro, director of Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-South).The Colombian Navy has been leading the Orion campaign since 2018. In its fifth edition, the campaign had the participation of 41 maritime and riverine warships, 62 coast guard interceptor boats, 39 riverine combat boats, seven sea patrol aircraft, nine helicopters, and four unmanned aerial vehicles.Argentina, Belize, Brazil, the Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, and Uruguay took part in the naval campaign.last_img read more

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May lawyers report past corporate misconduct?

first_img May lawyers report past corporate misconduct? Senior EditorIn a case echoing ongoing national business scandals, a Florida Bar member posed this ticklish question: Can he report possibly fraudulent corporate accounting to the Securities and Exchange Commission that he learned of as part of his employment?After a lively discussion, the Board of Governors by a 22-15 vote said the lawyer could not report information he learned in the course of his employment because it was confidential, and no exception to the confidentiality rule applies. The issue, though, may get more study.The board, at its August meeting in Sarasota, also said unanimously the attorney could not reveal the staff opinion answering his question if that would in turn make public confidential attorney-client information.The case involved a Florida lawyer who made an inquiry to the Bar Ethics Department. According to the lawyer, he discovered that an expense he thought should have been paid entirely by out of current reported profits was instead amortized over several years. That, in effect, inflated the current profits by several million and prevented a likely slump in the publicly-traded company’s stock price.The attorney said when he took his concerns to the top executives of the company, he was fired. His attempts to bring the matter to the attention of the firm’s board of directors proved futile. That led him to inquire of the Ethics Department whether he could report his concerns to the Security and Exchange Commission.The department issued a staff opinion that said the attorney could not report the matter because he would have to disclose confidential information about past misconduct when there was an attorney-client relationship. That applied, the opinion said, even though he was no longer working for the company.The Professional Ethics Committee agreed, and the attorney then appealed to the Board of Governors. The Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics voted 4-1 to endorse the staff opinion.“How do you disclose this if it is a continuing crime without disclosing the past crime?” board member and BRCPE Chair Louis Kwall asked.He noted Congress, in recently passed legislation addressing securities fraud, asked the SEC to draw up guidelines on when attorneys might be required to report such potential frauds. But he said the BRCPE only dealt with Bar rules and not federal law.Board member Ian Comisky said it was a difficult issue, not the least because the federal legislation has the appearance of taking some regulation of attorneys away from states and giving it to a federal agency. It’s also ticklish because there are Bar rules that allow lawyers to reveal confidential information in order to prevent a crime.“Every period this company continues to issue reports, you practically have a new securities violation. It’s a past crime that has a continuing effect. It’s a fine line,” Comisky said. “We may need more facts.”Board member David Rothman noted, “Do you want to predict that someone is going to break the law in the future? The issue is very clear. Can he report a past crime? He can’t.”Board member Greg Parker asked if the attorney could report the matter if future financial reports continued the erroneous information. He said he was concerned about what would happen if an attorney learned about illegal toxic waste dumping that was no longer continuing but which posed a health hazard.Ethics Counsel Elizabeth Tarbert replied, “These are advisory opinions; the attorney is free to do what he wants. But the opinion reached the conclusion he cannot reveal the information because the information involves past misconduct of a client the attorney no longer represents.”The board voted 22-15 to support the staff opinion and the PEC and BRCPE recommendations.On the second question posed by the attorney, whether he could disclose a staff ethics opinion if it contained confidential information, the board unanimously agreed that opinion should remain confidential.After the votes, Comisky said he was still concerned about the issue and moved to refer it to the Professional Ethics Committee for further study. After discussion, he withdrew the motion and said he would make that request on his own. September 15, 2002 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News May lawyers report past corporate misconduct?last_img read more

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Wayne Pivac: Jonathan Davies says Wales players fully support under-fire head coach | Rugby Union News

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Come Shell and high water

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Libya: Coalition launches attacks

first_img Share News Libya: Coalition launches attacks by: – March 19, 2011 The UK, the US and France have begun attacking Libya as enforcement of the UN-mandated no-fly zone gets under way.UK Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed that British planes are in action over Libya.French planes flew reconnaissance missions and destroyed Libyan vehicles earlier on Saturday.US media say the US has fired Cruise missiles on Libya from a warship.Western planes bombed targets in the capital, Tripoli, said the AFP news agency, quoting witnesses and state TV.A British submarine has fired a number of missiles at Libyan air defence targets, the Ministry of Defence said.Prime Minister David Cameron said that launching military action against Libya was “necessary, legal and right”.Libyan state TV reported that what it called the “crusader enemy” had bombed civilian areas of Tripoli, as well as fuel storage tanks supplying the western city of Misrata.Sources in Tripoli told BBC Arabic that the attacks on the city had so far targeted the eastern areas of Sawani, Airport Road, and Ghasheer. These are all areas believed to host military bases.Source: BBC News Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share 10 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

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Himamaylan local found dead

first_imgHe was 48-year-old Reylin Macna ofBarangay Carabalan, Himamaylan City, a police report showed.    BACOLOD City – A man was found dead inBarangay Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. Macna was last seen having a drinkingsession with Estelito Garcia and Ronald Rivera around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 22. On the morning of Nov. 23, Macna wasfound lifeless by his companions. They rushed the victim to a hospital wherethe attending physician declared him “dead on arrival.”    Officers of the Himamaylan City policestation have yet to rule out foul play in the incident./PNlast_img read more

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Ryan capitalizes on late restart to win Quad City Deery

first_imgElston was forced to retire following a multi-car tangle on lap eight and Harris shot to the front before Kay drove to the infield. Justin Kay, Brian Harris and Curt Martin also did stints at the front, with polesitter Kay holding off high side challenges from Tommy Elston and leading the first nine of 30 laps.  The $2,000 checkers were Ryan’s IMCA Late Model tour career third, and first since August of 2016. Cole took runner-up honors in his first career series start while point leader Andy Eckrich was third. Matt Ryan made his move to the front following a late restart to win Sunday’s Deery Brothers Sum­mer Series main event at Quad City Speedway. (IMCA Photo) Harris was slowed by a flat tire and surrendered the lead to Martin on lap 20. Martin appeared to survive a rough restart on lap 21 but soon had a flat of his own, falling back as Cole, Eckrich and Ryan motored by.  Cole’s turn in the lead lasted seven laps. Ryan found the higher side to his liking following that late restart and charged ahead. Rookie contender Lake Knutti and Joel Callahan were fourth and fifth, re­spectively.  Ryan’s most recent series win had come at Dubuque Speedway. He was also the winner of the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing at East Moline.center_img Ryan passed Brandt Cole following a late restart and led the last two circuits in winning Sunday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at Quad City Speedway. Next up on the tour schedule is the $2,000 to win Sunday, Aug. 18 event at Quincy Raceway. That race will be the 497th in Deery Series history.  EAST MOLINE, Ill. (Aug. 11) – Matt Ryan didn’t lead the most laps, just the most important ones.  Ryan, the fifth different winner in six Deery events so far this season, had started 12th. Eckrich came from 13th, Callahan from 16th. Feature results – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa; 2. Brandt Cole, Rock Falls; 3. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, Iowa; 4. Lake Knutti, Lanark; 5. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa; 6. Dalton Simonsen, Fair­fax, Iowa; 7. Mike Guldenpfennig, Muscatine, Iowa; 8. Eric Sanders, Sherrard; 9. David Norton, Colona; 10. Curt Martin, Independence; 11. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa; 12. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa; 13. Brian Harris, Davenport, Iowa; 14. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa; 15. Tegan Evans, Clinton, Iowa; 16. Shaune Lewis, Kewanee; 17. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa; 18. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron; 19. Terry Neal, Ely, Iowa; 20. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa; 21. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, Iowa; 22. B.J. Jackson, Clinton, Iowa.last_img read more

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Mark William Hendrix

first_imgMark William Hendrix, age 67 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Monday October 28, 2019 at The Waters of Batesville.  The son of Russell and Viola (nee: Drake) Hendrix was born on September 4, 1952 in Connersville, Indiana.Mark worked as a crane operator for a construction company for many years.He is survived by his daughter Barbara Rowe of Sunman and son Mark R. Hendrix of Batesville; grandchildren, Dustin and Nicolas Rowe; and great-grandchild, Mason Rowe.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Jan R. Hendrix and his sister Laura B. Hendrix.His wishes were to be cremated. There will be a private graveside service on Monday November 4, 2019 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana.Online condolences can be made at www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more

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Gallery: Battle 4 Atlantis Day 1

first_imgComments Published on November 26, 2015 at 8:17 am Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse basketball improves to 4-0 by beating CharlotteSyracuse explodes for 14 3-pointers in 83-70 win over CharlotteStorify: Syracuse community reacts to 83-70 win over Charlotte in Battle 4 AtlantisDajuan Coleman plays season-high 21 minutes in improved performance against 49erslast_img

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Men’s hockey: Badgers reportedly set to hire Tony Granato as new head coach

first_imgUniversity of Wisconsin men’s hockey team is set to name a new head coach in Detroit Red Wings assistant coach, Tony Granato.The announcement was made Sunday by John Buccigross at ESPN, a little more than a week after long time head coach Mike Eaves was fired. Granato has spent the last fourteen seasons jumping around coaching jobs in the NHL, serving as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche and an assistant with the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins.The 51-year-old Illinois native played under historic coach Jeff Sauer from 1983-87 at Wisconsin and finished his career as a two-time second-team All-American and a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award in his senior season. Granato sits fourth on UW’s all time scoring list and third in goals as a member of the UW Athletic Hall of Fame.The Badger legend followed up his impressive college stats with a successful 18-year NHL playing career with the New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks before retiring in 2001.Granato takes over a Wisconsin program that is in a slump, finishing last in the Big Ten for two years in a row and totaling only twelve wins in the same time span. With four graduating seniors in 2016, not a single player left on the Badgers has any NCAA tournament experience and the thirteen rising freshmen leaves Granato with his work cut out for him.Also reportedly helping Granato in the rebuilding effort are his brother, Don, and former Badger Mark Osiecki as assistants, according to USCHO.com.Don Granato is joining the staff after a stint as the head coach of the USA Hockey National Development Program while Osiecki returns to Madison after a short berth as the head coach at Ohio State. Osiecki was a six year assistant under Eaves and provides some much needed experience for an especially young roster.After drastic drops in attendance at the Kohl Center in the last few seasons, the three hires should bring new attention to a Badger program in much need of a rebirth. Granato and the new staff should be a fresh change for a young class of promising underclassmen.The future seems bright in a new era for Wisconsin men’s hockey.last_img read more

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Hendrik Hilpert named ACC Defensive Player of the Week

first_img Published on October 9, 2018 at 4:15 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Goalkeeper Hendrik Hilpert was announced as Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday morning. In addition, the United Soccer Coaches named Hilpert its Division I Player of the Week. The senior has allowed just two goals in No. 24 Syracuse’s (6-4-1, 1-3-0) last 392 minutes of soccer.The Orange is riding a three-game winning streak. It bested then-No.1 Wake Forest Friday. Hilpert predicted a win, then led SU in the 2-0 shutout. Last night, Syracuse easily defeated Ohio State behind another shutout. The streak has gotten SU its first placement on the United Soccer Coaches ranking list as well.Syracuse travels to No. 11 Louisville (6-2-2, 3-1-1) on Friday night at 7 p.m.last_img read more

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Federation Cup: NFF Unveils Round of 64 Venues

first_imgThe Nigeria Football Federation has released the fixtures and venues for the Round of 64 matches of this year’s men Federation Cup competition, as well as the first round matches of the women competition.While venues in Oleh, Owerri, Oshogbo, Lokoja and Benin will host the women’s matches, the 32 matches in the men’s competition will be spread round the Federal Capital Territory, Kaduna, Makurdi, Lokoja, Owerri, Umuahia, Enugu, Bauchi, Zaria, Ijebu-Ode, Jos, Oleh, Benin and Lagos.All matches will take place between 25th and 26th May, with the exception of the clash between Sure Babes of Ilorin and Gift of Life Queens of Umuahia that will come up on Friday, 27th May.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Kiwi Bay extends bettingexpert’s Tipster Challenge lead

first_imgShare Related Articles Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 1bettingexpert2.6716.36 2Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 3Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 4Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 RankTipsterRace WinsPoints bettingexpert and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average total for bettingexpert.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.Each tipster will get a ‘Nap of the Day’ each week which scores double points.For example, if bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris backs a winning horse at 8/1, he will get 8 points; if he has put this horse forward as his ‘Nap of the Day’, the reward is 16 points. StumbleUponcenter_img William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Submit SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Stephen Harris, the horse racing guru at bettingexpert, stretched his lead in the Tipster Challenge after a 16/1 victory for Kiwi Bay in the final race of the day at Ayr.Kiwi Bay came through to deny the 5/2 favourite Stoneboat Bill in a result which typified a disappointing day in Scotland for William Hill PR Manager Rupert Adams.Adams managed just a single victory on short-price favourite Nezwaah (1/2), who justified his pre-race confidence by easily outrunning the likes of Sophie P and Maleficent Queen.Race Winners at Ayr:Chookie Dunedin – 10/1Goninodaethat – 14/1Polly Douglas – 3/1Royal Brave – 5/1Nicholas T – 5/2Gworn – 8/1Nezwaah – 1/2Kiwi Bay – 16/1Tipster Challenge 2017 Leaderboard Sharelast_img read more

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Facebook complies with Lega-5Star’s Italian blanket ban

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Facebook has become the latest US tech giant to confirm that it will comply with the approved mandate of the new Italian coalition government’s ‘Dignity Decree’.Updating its Italian advertising terms and conditions, Facebook states that it will no longer accept adverts, promotions, pages, Instagram accounts and apps that promote or facilitate online gambling.“Pursuant to recent legislative developments, our company is now revoking that approval in respect of the Italian market and will only allow national deferred prize-drawing lotteries to run gambling advertising in Italy”, details Facebook in its advertising update.The stark reality of governance by the populist Lega-5Star coalition is dawning on Italian betting incumbents, as last week Google announced that it would conform to the government’s blanket ban on gambling advertising, removing all Italian betting content from its search listings.Italian MPs continue to debate the policy framework of the Dignity Decree, which is likely to gain parliamentary approval on 10 August.Yesterday, European industry trade body the EGBA, stated that it supported Italian betting stakeholders and online gambling association LOGiCO challenge of the advertising and sponsorship ban.The EGBA and LOGiCO issued a joint-letter to Italian Parliament stating that the directive would be counterproductive in its objectives to minimise gambling-related harms, putting Italian consumers at risk and growing the nation’s black market for betting services. CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Share Share Submit Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more

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Matthew Imi: Sky Racing – The first month and adapting to industry challenges

first_img UK racing remains hopeful for crowd pilot events August 14, 2020 PM casts doubt over imminent resumption for professional sport May 11, 2020 Submit Share Ascot adds three-year extension to Sky Sports Racing deal August 14, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon On 1 January of this year, Sky UK launched its new channel, Sky Racing , which took Sky’s dedicated sports channel tally up to 11, has been broadcasting race fixtures from both the UK and around the world.Matthew Imi, CEO of Sky RacingIt has been headed by the long term At the Races chief executive, Matthew Imi. SBC caught up with Imi to discuss how Sky Racing’s first month has faired, and how the industry will adapt to and overcome challenges in the next 12 months.SBC: Has your first month of Sky Racing gone as expected? What have been your highlights so far?MI: We’re delighted with how the launch and first month has gone, particularly after a lot of hard work at Sky and from the production team. Having said that, this is just the beginning and it’s very important to us that we continue to grow and evolve from here, rolling out new production tools, improving graphics, integrating new functionality etc. Highlights so far include some of the steps we’ve taken to improve the viewer experience and the positive feedback we’ve had on that is hugely rewarding. Along with the additional cameras, everything being fully HD and super slo-mo shots that have all been so well received, we’ve also made an important commitment to have at least one presenter at every UK fixture. That gives the viewer much more insight and access to what’s going on at the track. We also have time to hear much more from our presenters on course who do an excellent job and now deliver more in-depth analysis and reporting than ever. We have welcomed some new faces to the team and we are very pleased with how that’s worked complementing our strong exiting talent pool.SBC: Can you tell us some of the ways in which racing viewers have benefited from Sky’s expansive sports coverage this year?MI: We’re still really in the early stages of what we aim to do with our presentation and technology enhancements but already racing fans will have seen a number of improvements on Sky Sports Racing. One of our goals was to improve the standard of all our races, not just the major meetings. All our coverage is now in HD and supported by a number of new camera positions. We have two live cameras positioned on the finishing straight, allowing for both close and wide shots; we have super slow-motion capabilities on the close shot which allows for immediate analysis on race finishes; and there is a side-on camera to the stalls at our flat meetings to show who gets away effectively. For the bigger meetings, fans will also be able to enjoy our drone cameras and tracking vehicles. The drone allows for sections of the race to be captured which aren’t available to other cameras and is a superb addition to our coverage.SBC: Are you able to go into greater detail about how Sky Racing can bring the sport to a new audience in 2019?MI: Sky Sports’ broadcast and digital platforms have huge reach and an engaged audience. Our ability to cross-promote our domestic and international racing fixtures to sports fans is a huge opportunity for not only us as a channel but the sport itself. Sky Sports News is a particularly important asset and one which will help reach sports fans with all the stories racing has to offer as well as deliver more reports, build up and previews for our live racing coverage. Our challenge at that point is to attract and hold onto the newcomers, while also delivering exceptional coverage to our long-term viewers. Coverage doesn’t have to be binary in terms of its approach to expert viewers or newcomers. There is a chord to be struck which combines making the programming entertaining and engaging on a wider level while also providing the level of insight that viewers have grown to expect from us and from Sky Sports. SBC: Could you reveal some of the challenges that are involved with attaining racing media rights, compared to other sports?MI: As a media rights partner, we know we have a proposition which many racecourses find attractive. From March 1st this year, Ascot, Chester and Bangor on Dee will join Sky Sports Racing. They know we can deliver first class coverage of all their race days with the production standards associated with Sky Sports. They know we can deliver valuable cross promotion from Sky Sports News and other areas as well as the largest digital audience in racing. And they know they can expect a fully transparent and collaborative partnership tailored to their needs.I’m not sure racing’s media rights are much more complicated or challenging than other sports but it is true that racing rights in the UK are owned by a number of groups and factions and the importance of betting to racing media rights is unlike other sports.SBC: How big an issue is media piracy in racing and how do you plan on combating it?MI: Our primary responsibility is to protect our channel picture signal and this is tightly controlled through contracted distribution agreements with major networks and platforms on an encrypted channel basis, notably with Sky and Virgin Media. These are companies that deal with the threat of piracy and are well used to doing so. The risk from piracy involving live filming at a racecourse venue is a matter for the racecourses themselves although we will offer support to any of our racecourse partners as required. Anecdotally, we don’t believe the specific problem of drone filming is as severe as may have been reported.SBC: The racing industry as a whole has some significant challenges to face this year, especially with Brexit looming which is causing mass-uncertainty. How do you plan to address these obstacles?MI: All our rights agreements are in place and we don’t expect Brexit to affect us to any great degree from a broadcast perspective. Racing itself faces more complex issues, particularly in the case of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit. The Tripartite agreement between Britain, Ireland and France has allowed horses to move freely between the three countries since the 1960s and is now part of EU law. Obviously this will cease to exist in the case of ‘No Deal’ which is likely to make the movement of horses between the three countries, and there is a lot of it, potentially problematic. I’m very hopeful a solution will be found though. It would be a great shame if we reached the point of horses not lining up due to border crossing issues post-Brexit. Sharelast_img read more

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Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture

first_imgShare StumbleUpon EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 Share Submit All behind-closed-door Premier League matches are set to be broadcast following the FA’s confirmation that the traditional Saturday 3pm TV blackout will be lifted for the start of the 2020/21 campaign.Due to this announcement, all top flight games can be negotiated to broadcasters to be aired live until crowds start to come back to stadiums. The top-tier ban will also allow clubs to provide season ticket holders with match-day codes to stream home matches, similarly to last season. According to The Times, the Premier League was considering maintaining its original contracts with BT Sport and Sky Sports, which would result in 40 per cent of the games this season not being televised. However, over fears of fans illegally streaming fixtures, the tournament organisers have opted to negotiate with broadcasters over airing all the fixtures.  This isn’t the first time that the 3pm blackout has been voided with the rule also being lifted during the Premier League’s Project Restart last campaign. As a result all remaining Premier League games were aired on a variety of channels and platforms including the BBC and Twitch alongside BT Sport and Sky Sports.Unlike the 2019/20 campaign, the Premier League will not ask broadcasters to make some games free-to-air, which eventually resulted in Sky Sports airing fixtures on Pick.The newspaper has also reported that the 3pm blackout is only being lifted temporarily and will be imposed again once fans return to grounds. It has already been confirmed that the EFL will allow non-Sky Sports televised matches to be streamed by its clubs, following an agreement with the broadcaster.As a result of its partnership, EFL fans can pay £10 per match to see their team’s home fixtures. Alternatively season ticket holders will gain access to every home game whilst crowds are banned from stadiums. GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Related Articles Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020last_img read more

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Dodgers and Angels notes: Dodgers pitching prospect Ross Stripling injures elbow

first_imgGLENDALE, Ariz. – Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling was scheduled to undergo an contrast MRI exam Friday afternoon to determine the extent of an injury to his right elbow. The 24-year-old is hoping to avoid a diagnosis of a torn ligament that would require season-ending Tommy John surgery.Dodgers head athletic trainer Stan Conte “did all the tests and said that (the injury) points to the ligament,” Stripling said. “We’ll get an MRI just as a precautionary, see how it goes.” Stripling said he first experienced pain in his elbow seven days ago while throwing live batting practice to Dodgers hitters. He pitched another inning after suffering the injury. After four days’ rest, Stripling pitched two innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday and finally reported the injury Thursday.“I probably should’ve gone in sooner once I immediately felt something, but I didn’t,” he said. “I just didn’t want to be the guy who went in the training room all the time in his first camp.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Greinke was removed two batters into his Cactus League debut Thursday when he experienced a cramping sensation pushing off the mound. He played catch from flat ground Friday with Conte, but not without discomfort.“Obviously, it puts being built up to 90 pitches (by the end of spring training) in jeopardy,” Mattingly said, “but I don’t think it necessarily rules him out of Australia at this point.”Along with Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Dan Haren, Greinke is one of four pitchers the Dodgers are preparing to pitch in their regular-season-opening series in Sydney March 22-23.Outfielder Matt Kemp had an MRI on his surgically repaired left ankle performed Thursday, but Mattingly said the results would not be known until today or Sunday.Pitcher Chad Billingsley will throw curveballs off a mound today for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last April.Dodgers blank SoxOutfield prospect Joc Pederson hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning off Chicago White Sox right-hander Jake Petricka in the Dodgers’ 5-0 win at Camelback Ranch.Ryu, making his first Cactus League start of 2014, did not allow a run in two innings. Brian Wilson, Kenley Jansen, Chris Perez, J.P. Howell, Jamey Wright and Matt Magill finished the game with seven combined shutout innings. The White Sox were limited to three hits and three walks.Trout, Halos win bigMike Trout hit a grand slam off Chicago Cubs right-hander James McDonald and the Angels won their Cactus League opener 15-3 at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Two days after signing a record-setting $1 million contract, Trout finished 2 for 3 with five RBIs.J.B. Shuck and Jett Bandy also homered in the Angels’ 15-hit attack. Shuck and Chris Iannetta finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Jered Weaver allowed one hit and struck out one in three scoreless innings.AlsoAngels closer Ernesto Frieri missed the game to be with his wife Carolina for the birth of their second daughter, Veronica. … Haren will start for the Dodgers today against the Milwaukee Brewers in Maryvale and Josh Beckett will start Sunday against the San Diego Padres at Camelback Ranch. … Dodgers broadcaster Jaime Jarrin served as the Grand Marshal of the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series race Friday. Partner Pepe Yniguez served as the Honorary Starter. … The Dodgers signed two right-handed pitchers from their open tryout Thursday: Agoura Hills native Danny Keller and Steve Edlefsen, a veteran of 27 major-league games with the San Francisco Giants.center_img A fifth-round selection in the 2012 draft, Stripling is considered one of the Dodgers’ top pitching prospects. He posted a 2.78 ERA average in Double-A last season and was invited to major-league spring training for the first time this year.Stripling has been shut down from throwing for at least several days.“Hopefully, it’s a situation that puts him a little bit behind schedule,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.Injury updatesZack Greinke (strained right calf muscle) will not throw his normal bullpen session today and will probably not make his next scheduled start Tuesday.last_img read more

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NASCAR at California: Odds, prediction, sleepers, drivers to watch for Auto Club 400

first_imgBut Kyle Larson will try to do it. The 26-year-old driver out of California has a lot of recent success in Fontana with a win in 2017 and second-place finishes in 2014 and 2018. He’ll have his work cut out for him on the two-mile track as tire wear matters there and he had issues with that in Atlanta, but his track record speaks for itself.Larson competes every week and loves to hang around the top 10 at the Auto Club. We’re picking him to take the win despite the fact Busch has won four of his last five races counting the Xfinity and Truck Series.The Auto Club 400 can be seen Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX.What are the betting odds for the Auto Club 400?Kyle Busch 9/2Kevin Harvick 9/2Brad Keselowski 6/1Martin Truex Jr. 6/1Kyle Larson 6/1Joey Logano 6/1Denny Hamlin 18/1Ryan Blaney 18/1Aric Almirola 18/1Erik Jones 20/1Kurt Busch 20/1Chase Elliott 25/1Clint Bowyer 25/1Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 50/1Jimmie Johnson 50/1Alex Bowman 50/1Austin Dillon 80/1Daniel Suarez 80/1William Byron 100/1Paul Menard 100/1Ryan Newman 100/1Matt DiBenedetto 200/1Daniel Hemric 200/1Chris Buescher 200/1Ryan Preece 300/1Ty Dillon 500/1Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. 500/1Michael McDowell 2000/1Matt Tifft 5000/1Field (all others) 500/1Which NASCAR drivers should you watch at the Auto Club 400?Brad Keselowski already has a win under his belt at a tire wear track in Atlanta and his last four races in Fontana only offer encouragement for his success this weekend. Keselowski has finished fourth, second, ninth and first in his last four trips to the track. Can anyone stop Kyle Busch?It will be tough this weekend, especially in Fontana, Calif. where Busch has three career wins at Auto Club Speedway and finishes in the top 10 70 percent of the time. Add that to a win last week in Phoenix, and top 10s in every single one of his starts this year and the driver will be incredibly tough to beat on Sunday. Joey Logano earned a win at Las Vegas beating out Keselowski and Logano may be competing with him for a win again this week. Logano has top-7 finishes in five of his last six races at Fontana and top 5’s in each of his last three.Kurt Busch’s recent track record at Auto Club Speedway isn’t encouraging as he has finished 14th, 24th and 30th in his last three attempts there. But before those runs he finished outside the top 9 just twice in nine races and in the top five four times. If that driver shows up on Sunday he can get a win.One sleeper for the Auto Club 400Austin Dillon hasn’t had the best success at Auto Club Speedway, but he has always been on the cusp of it. The 28-year-old has never finished better than 10th in Fontana, but he has finished 11th or better in three of his five NASCAR races there. He has to crack the top 9 eventually.last_img read more

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Great recognition for BH Basketball: Nedim Buza elected to the World’ Team!

first_img(Source: klix/ photo muskiportal) Nedim Buza, a BH basketball player and member of the OKK Spars has qualified in the roster of the team for the World Match of Nike Hoop Summit, which will be played in Portland, Oregon on April 11th.Buza is presented as a great talent, a basketball player who has a good feel for the game. If Buza provides good performance, he could be found in the first round of the NBA draft pick this year.Except Buza, the following players are in the roster as well: George de Paula (Pinheiros, Brazil), Cheick Diallo (Our Savior New American H. S. , New York/Mali), Skal Labissiere (Reach Your Dream Preparatory Academy (Tennessee/Haiti), Thon Maker (Orangeville Prep, Ontario/Australia), Jamal Murray (Orangeville Prep, Canada), Federico Mussini, (Reggio Emilia, Italy), Stefan Peno (Barcelona, Serbia), Ben Simmons (Montverde Academy, Forida/Australia), Tai Wynyard (Rangitoto College, New Zealand) i Zhou Qi (Xinjiang Flying Tigers, China).last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10, 2016: Friday, April 8, 2016•11:50 a.m. Officers took a report of a domestic family dispute in the 500 block N. Poplar, Wellington by known subject(s).•12:15 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 400 block W. U.S. 160, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Frederick P. Gonzales, 80, Wellington and Karen L. Leonard, 45, Wellington.•12:20 p.m. Frederick P. Gonzales, 80, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving.•12:53 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 200 block E. Lincoln, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Melissa G. Wilkinson, 45, Wellington and Leroy J. Lewis, 71, Wellington.•4:01 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery by known suspect(s) in the 700 block E. 10th, Wellington.•4:05 p.m. Jessica N. Falls, 25, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for driver’s license violation.•5:03 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block S. F, Wellington.•5:54 p.m. Officers took a report of domestic dispute by known subject(s) in the 100 block W. Apple Blossom Lane, Wellington.•6:46 p.m. Offices took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block E. 15th, Wellington.•9:48 p.m. Lindy A. Fike, 19, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•10:15 p.m. Tyler J. Buck, 27, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective trailer lights and defective brake lights.•11:47 p.m. Niki L V Conley, 39, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed traffic signal.Saturday, April 9, 2016•12:25 a.m. Joshua M. Asbury, 23, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant for two counts of violation of a protective order and criminal damage to property.•Jesse D. French, 38, Wellington was served a summons to appear for criminal trespass.•Maria E. Carrasco, 60, Wellington was served a summons to appear for theft.•4:30 p.m. Officers conducted a courtesy motor vehicle accident report involving vehicles operated by Olen L. Taton,88, Argonia, and Janice W. Borkowski, 66, Knoxville, Tenn.•7:30 p.m. John A. Smith III, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•8:36 p.m. Jeremy J. Cabrera, 23, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for driving while license is suspended and headlight violation.•10:20 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency in the 1700 block N. A, Wellington.Sunday, April 10, 2016•11:59 p.m. Lancy R. Lough, 53, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for wrong way on a one way.•2:25 a.m. Charles V. Chappell, 33, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended and disobeyed stop sign.•11:23 a.m. Officers took a report of a mental subject in the 1000 block N. Washington, Wellington.•5:37 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 700 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•6:42 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1300 block N. B, Wellington.•8:58 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 900 block E. Waldo, Wellington.•9:47 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block W. 8th, Wellington.•10:44 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 100 block W. Apple Blossom, Wellington.last_img read more

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Bombers get swept during Panthers’ hoop tourney

first_imgLVR jumped to a 15-3 lead.However, the wheels fell off after that and OKM actually led 35-18 at the half.The Bombers trailed the remainder of the game until mid-way through the fourth quarter when the bench players mounted a recovery effort against an 18 point deficit.With 10.3 seconds left and LVR down by three points, Johnson hit an open three-pointer to tie the game at 58-58.The Huskies failed to convert on their last possession and the game went to overtime.Matosevic and Darian Johnson were fouled out in hte overtime frame.With less than 30 seconds left and the Bombers leading 64-62, the Huskies fouled point guard robby Dixon, challenging him to convert a pair of freethrows.Dixon made one of two putting the Bombers up by three points.The Huskies managed to convert a possession and recover the ball, taking it in for a layup on the lacking bomber defense.The Huskies went on to win the match 66-65 sending the Bombers to 0-3 on the weekend.Matosevic had 22 points before fouling out with Watson netting 10 points.Johnson had nine while Kai Shave and Robby Dixon contributed six points each.Anderson netted five points and Eamon Studer chipped in with four. Lack of execution turned into three losses as the L.V. Rogers Bombers went zero for three at the Panthers High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Vernon.LVR lost to host, and tenth-ranked AAA Vernon, 64-48 before dropping a pair of games Saturday to Summerland Rockets and 66-65 to Okanagan Mission of Kelowna.”We dropped the match with an embarrassing loss in my opinion based on lack of effort and mental toughness,” said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan following the Summerland loss.LVR opened against the top-ranked Panthers.However, poor defence against the older Vernon squad was the story of the game.Josh Matosevic scored 19 points while Robby Dixon netted 13. Eamon Studer and Darian Johnson each had five points.Saturday morning we saw a solid team from Summerland. Again the LVR defensive effort was nil and execution poor as the Bombers took a whole half to figure out against their 1-3-1 zone.Matosevic and Vinnie Watson scored 14 points each. Darian Johnson netted six points while Jake Anderson and Robby Dixon potted four. After a single game break, we faced off with the OKM Huskies of Kelowna.The Huskies had only six players and sat their star player the whole game as a precautionary measure due to injury.last_img read more

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How does the new ATP Cup work? The tournament that bids with the Davis Cup for being the Tennis World Cup

first_imgIt’s the reply to the Kosmos tournament and a World Cup substituteThe 24 international locations with the finest no 1 take part in the ATP ratingThree venues, 9 days and with captains apart from Davis (Roig in Spain) If the 2019 tennis closed with the new Davis Cup, the 2020 season kicks off with the ATP Cup. One other tournament for alternatives born from the outdated Workforce World Cup and goals, towards the curiosity of the gamers to go away a single championship , advance to the Kosmos group competitors to be the primary tennis World Cup. In Australia its first version and on exhausting monitor, three cities host from January Three to 12 to 24 international locations.A couple of months after the ITF introduced that its Davis Cup was being managed by the holding firm led by Gerard Piqué, the ATP (employers’ employer) responded by recovering its former World Cup extinct in 2014 by the Hopman Cup, which introduced collectively gamers Female and male. On this approach, the ATP Cup was born, once more solely with males, and supported primarily by the Australian Federation that would additionally host the tournament in its first version with its Perth, Brisbane and Sydney as cities chosen for the group part and the final one additionally for the closing part.In the first place, the large distinction with respect to the ATP tournament between 1978 and 2012 is that of the eight taking part international locations it has been handed to 24 that are categorized in accordance with the rating of their no 1. With the exception of Switzerland, eradicated by the casualties of Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, they agglutinate in six teams (of 4 groups every) and of those that rank all the first plus the two finest seconds.As soon as the eight quarterfinals have been decided, the first ATP Cup champion will seem at the Ken Rosewall Enviornment in Sydney from January 9 to 12. All in exhausting monitor, as an alternative of the crushed earth that hosted the World Cup, and as in Davis there three clashes (two singles and one doubles) at better of three units with tie break in the case of 6-6, much less in doubles (which is able to all the time be performed even when a rustic has received the earlier two singles) the place there’s a match tie break (The first one to succeed in ten factors with a bonus of two wins).Already stipulated this, the 24 international locations with the finest no 1 in accordance with the ATP classification have been divided into the six teams themselves as follows:Group A (Brisbane). Serbia, France, South Africa and Chile.Group B (Perth). Spain, Japan, Georgia and Uruguay.Group C (Sydney). Belgium, United Kingdom, Bulgaria and Moldova. Group D (Perth). Russia, Italy, United States and Norway.Group E (Sydney). Austria, Croatia, Argentina and Poland.Group F (Brisbane). Germany, Greece, Canada and Australia.As in Davis, the standards to interrupt in case of two international locations with equal qualifiers received will probably be defeated units, then matches and at last video games. Nevertheless, concerning this tournament one other large distinction is in the captains. Right here every no 1 has chosen who instructs them and it may be seen from Marat Safin, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt or Grigor Dimitrov himself, who has pointed to himself, till Francis Roig, ordinary preparer of Nadal and designated by him as chief as an alternative of Sergi Bruguera who raised the sixth ‘salad bowl’.Nevertheless, Roig, making the most of the success in Madrid, has chosen nearly the identical crew as Bruguera and with Nadal at the head, world no 1 is adopted Roberto Bautista, Pablo Carreño, Feliciano López and Albert Ramos, the latter being the nice novelty concerning Marcel Granollers who needed to bounce to the Spanish monitor.Lastly, additionally not like the Kosmos tournament, being owned by the ATP and never the ITF this championship sure distributes factors for the rankings (as much as 750 if a participant finally ends up undefeated), though these differ in accordance with the rating of every participant. Additionally in accordance with the place of every participant, totally different financial prizes will probably be given whole loot of 15 million {dollars} (13.four euros).The schedules with Spain, the large mess to observe the video gamesWhen performed in three cities with three totally different time zones, this will probably be the primary mess to be clear at what time every recreation is. Nevertheless, the group has stipulated 10:00 and 17:30 of every web site for the begin of all conferences till the semifinals. There, the schedules will change at 11:00 and 18:30 in Sydney and could have, once more, 18:30 as the time marked for the begin of the grand finale.First is Perth, which is exactly the headquarters for the group of Spain (B) in addition to for D. This metropolis has a time zone of GMT + 8, so the conferences of the Tomorrow’s shift will start at 3:00 Spanish daybreak and afternoon at 10:30. Towards Georgia and Uruguay (Saturday four and Monday 6), Roig will play in the second flip, whereas the final match, towards Japan (Wednesday 8), will probably be in the first and due to this fact harder to see reside (all by RTVE).The second seat is Brisbane, the place teams A and F. will play. With a GMT + 10 time zone, tomorrow’s flip will coincide with the 1:00 Spanish and the afternoon with 8:30.Lastly, it’s Sydney the place are the C and E. Their time zone is GMT + 11 and due to this fact the first group and eighth part clashes will probably be at 00:00 from Spain and the seconds at 7:30. By additionally internet hosting the semifinals, these will probably be at the 1:00 and to the 8:30, whereas the closing will begin at 8:30 from Sunday, January 12.That is how this ATP Cup, the successor of the World Cup, kicks off to 2020 and can rival, for now, the Davis Cup for being the benchmark of the tournaments for alternatives. 24 groups, three cities and 9 days of tennis with out main absences (besides the Swiss), to designate a primary champion that Spain chooses as a favourite for its newest success in 2019.center_img Picture: Gettylast_img read more

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Couch steps way to Dick Weber title

first_img Couch needed a one-ball, sudden-death roll-off in the semifinal to defeat 22-time title winner Norm Duke after the two tied at 213-213. Duke left a 10-pin in his second shot in the 10th and Couch responded by striking out to force the tie. Couch opened the roll-off with a strike, which Duke couldn’t match, leaving the 10-pin on his shot. With his back against the wall, Jason Couch was clutch all day long. Couch defeated 30-time PBA Tour title winner and fellow left-hander Parker Bohn III in the title match of the 2006 Dick Weber Open stepladder finals, 241-214, on Sunday at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley. The 13-time title winner from Clermont, Fla., almost never made it to the title match. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “I said to (Duke), ‘Just give me a chance to strike out and tie you,” and he did,” said Couch, who earned $30,000 for the win. “I got a lucky break on the first one (in the 10th) and once I got through the second one, I knew I was going to strike on the third one.” In the title match, Bohn opened in the second frame, failing to convert a 1-3-6-9 spare. Couch took advantage of the miscue by converting the 2-4-7-10 split in the third then striking in frames 4-8. In the quarterfinal, Duke beat Mike Machuga, 212-168, striking seven times while Machuga, searching for his second win of the season, opened three times. Machuga defeated Chris Loschetter, looking for his first career title, 236-154, in the opening match. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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JOBS: FANCY A CAREER AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL?

first_imgTHE Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny is recruiting again after another record-breaking summer.The hotel needs a Full time & Part Time Receptionist.“We are expanding our reception and reservations team due to demand, which has consistently increased over the past 5 years,” says the hotel’s Carolynne Harrison. “We are heading into what most hotels would consider a quieter period, however, this is not the case for The Mount Errigal Hotel.  We have built very strong foundations in customer service and standards throughout the hotel, every area of the hotel has been renovated and refreshed in some shape or form.“Our level of repeat business is extremely high in comparison to the industry average.  We have a strategy of looking after our repeat guests and offering them the best possible rates with free upgrades to executive suites.“This summer we have again seen record highs in occupancy and RevPar.  We do attribute a lot of the success to the strong Sterling to euro exchange rate and of course, the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way.”Carolynne says the Mount Errigal’s competitive & creative packages have worked very well and have built momentum each year. “We are passionate about customer service and we expect possible candidates to have the same passion.  Our guests initial welcome to the hotel is very important so we are seeking positive, bubbly people to join our current excellent team on the front desk,” she says.“We are seeking ambitious candidates who want to make a career in the hospitality industry, experience would be preferred in a similar role, however training will be provided.”If you think you have what it takes to join the busiest & one of the largest hotels in the North West of Ireland, send your cv to Laura Jackson, Reservations & Revenue Manager laura@mounterrigal.com JOBS: FANCY A CAREER AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL? was last modified: August 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal jobsjobsMount Errigal Hotelreceptionistslast_img read more

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Red Cross lectures on disaster plans

first_imgQUARTZ HILL – Preparedness is essential before a disaster strikes, said Fran Stewart, executive director of the Antelope Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. Speaking last week to the Quartz Hill Woman’s Club in the Lane Park Recreation Center, Stewart outlined strategies for survival, with a modicum of comfort. “We don’t know what to expect from Mother Nature except one thing: that she’s here with us and she’s in charge,” she said. “She can do whatever she wants to, but we can be prepared.” Her advice was to have on hand enough food and water to last a week. The Red Cross used to recommend three days’ worth, she said. Stewart said it is necessary to think about the possibility of no power to operate electronic gates or garage doors and make allowances for that. Fire is another thing that we may be faced with here, she said, and she advised everyone to have a fire extinguisher. She praised the residents of the Antelope Valley. “The generosity of the people here is overwhelming,” she said. “In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, our people have donated, just to our chapter alone, close to $300,000 to the victims. That’s a lot of money. We don’t keep any of it. It all goes to the victims. Any money we receive is used for whatever the donors want it used for.” Questioned about how one can be sure a donation stays in the Antelope Valley, Stewart said all it takes is to designate, in writing, where the money should go. QUARTZ HILL – Quartz Hill Woman’s Club will host a holiday boutique sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Mayflower Gardens retirement community, on 65th Street West at Avenue L-12. Menus for the week at the senior life nutrition sites in Lancaster and Palmdale have been announced. All meals include bread and margarine and coffee, tea or milk for a suggested donation of $2. Monday: Chili egg puff, chili beans, spinach, vegetable soup, creamy coleslaw, apple. Tuesday: Baked ziti, mixed vegetables, garden salad, apple juice, vanilla ice cream. Wednesday: Cranberry chicken, wild rice, juice, green beans, carrot salad, gelatin with fruit. Thursday: Roast turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes, tossed salad, cheesecake. Friday: VETERANS DAY. This column disseminates news of interest to seniors of all ages. Bettie Rencoret may be contacted at (661) 943-2998, or messages may be left at the Antelope Valley Bureau Daily News offices, (661) 267-5742. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “For those first three days, you’re not going to be able to get out to the market. Then it will take another three days to get the big trucks rolling to bring new supplies to the markets,” she said. People should also make provisions for the pets, too. “The animals are important. They’re part of the family and people aren’t going to want anything to happen to their pets,” she said. She suggested that instead of storing slippers under your bed, you take an old pair of shoes and tape them to the underside of the bed so that all you have to do is reach under to retrieve them. “In an earthquake, for example, you may have broken glass on the floor, and if you only wear slippers you run the risk of getting cut. With shoes, your feet are generally protected,” she said. last_img read more

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Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgTHURSDAY Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Winter story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Open auditions for the Canyon Theatre Guild production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” 7-10 p.m. at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 799-2702. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Open auditions for the Canyon Theatre Guild production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” 7-10 p.m. at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 799-2702. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Business workshop titled All About Business Loans, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 28460 Avenue Stanford, Suite 100, Valencia. Cost: $20. Call (661) 702-9049. Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille Institute will be available for the visually impaired, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 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PICTURE SPECIAL: RED ARROWS DISPLAY OVER LOUGH FOYLE

first_imgAISLING CALLAGHAN’S superb pictures from the Red Arrows display over Donegal earlier today.Conditions could not have been better. PICTURE SPECIAL: RED ARROWS DISPLAY OVER LOUGH FOYLE was last modified: June 29th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGreencastleLough Foylemovillered arrowslast_img read more

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Cardiff and Hull chiefs have got it wrong, says QPR chairman Fernandes

first_imgQPR chairman Tony Fernandes has said he is keen to avoid the kind of acrimony caused by the rebranding of Cardiff City and Hull City.Cardiff owner Vincent Tan upset Bluebirds fans by changing the team’s home colour from blue to red, while Hull supremo Assem Allam has caused anger by seeking to change the club’s name to Hull Tigers.In an interview with Reuters, Fernandes said: “I take a different approach to life. I like to talk to my fans, I like to get their feedback.“I don’t think we have had a single fan against our [stadium] move, because we have managed it differently.“I am in the pub with the fans, I am in the stands with the fans. Although they may not physically own the club, the fans are part of the club. Without them there is no club, so I think their views have to be taken into consideration.“I’d love to change (the kit) to red but we bought a club that’s blue, so we’ll stick with blue.“I think QPR is a unique name but it’s like buying Harrods, why do you want to change it?”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Introducing an African football

first_imgKopanya’s eye-catching design was inspired by the artwork of the Ndebele people of southern Africa. It won’t be the first time that Ndebele artwork will be seen on the international sporting stage; the yacht of Team Shosholoza, South Africa’s America’s Cup challenger, features a design inspired by Ndebele and Zulu artwork. Inspired by Ndebele artwork “Kopanya” means “join together” in Sesotho, or Southern Sotho, the home language of about five-million South Africans. Bafana Bafana must have taken a liking to the ball; they turned in one of their best performances in years to beat Africa’s top-ranked side 3-2. Kopanya will be available for purchase from 1 December. Suited to its surroundings The complex shapes and black contours, traditional Ndebele elements, have been fused with the colourful vibrancy that typifies modern Ndebele artists. A silver sheen provides a futuristic touch. Comments about the ball, posted on the website Footballshirtculture.com, were very favourable. The ball, says Adidas, provides perfect flight characteristics and allows players exceptional ball control, like its predecessor the “Europass”, which was used in Euro 2008. center_img Dave Stopher commented: “That is nice!! I must admit that this ball is very suiting for its surroundings, I think. I hope the World Cup ball is similar in design.” The ball made its first appearance in the Nelson Mandela Challenge match between South Africa and Cameroon in Rustenburg on 19 November. Jon said: “I’m from SA and I’m impressed by this ball’s design … Yes, it’s a regular Teamgeist ball but the pattern is cleverly worked on.” 28 November 2008 The 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup will feature a tailor-made ball, called “Kopanya”, which Adidas has designed specifically for the event, and which reflects and pays tribute to tournament hosts South Africa. Source: SAinfo reporter and Fifa.com Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Free tickets for stadium workers

first_imgThese are the people who built Soccer City. Most workers have been with the projectsince its inception. A symbolical ticket was presented to theworkers. (Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• FifaWolfgang EichlerMedia Officer+27 11 567 2010+27 83 2010 471media-sa@fifa.org• 2010 Local Organising CommitteeJermaine CraigMedia Manager+27 11 567 2010+27 83 201 0121jermaine.craig@2010oc.comBongani NkosiA promise has been kept, and the construction workers who built the monumental stadiums for the 2010 Fifa World Cup are now getting tickets to some of the tournament’s most important matches, for free.Vuvuzelas blared across Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg on 3 May as Fifa and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) announced that 54 000 tickets will be given to the workers.The 27 000 men and women who helped build or overhaul the 10 host stadiums will each receive two tickets to a match. Soccer City workers will get to see the South Africa’s national squad Bafana Bafana battle it out against Mexico at the opening match, to be held in the calabash-shaped stadium on 11 June. Tickets to this match were already sold out when over-the-counter sales opened on 15 April.The tickets are part of Fifa and its partners’ Ticket Fund scheme, which will distribute 120 000 free tickets to South Africans.The workers’ free was a promise Fifa President Sepp Blatter made in September 2008. “We’re happy that Fifa and the LOC have kept their promise,” said Patrick Geqeza, a shop steward for Soccer City’s National Union of Mineworkers-affiliated workers.Geqeza and his fellow workers have been given letters which will allow them to redeem their tickets from 17 May. “The chance to sit in the stadiums we have built is a perfect reward,” he said.LOC CEO Danny Jordaan encouraged the workers to support the South African team. “You [will] be part of the show on that day,” he said. “You must come make noise for Bafana Bafana.”Enjoying the match with loved onesNobuntu Mbali of Freedom Park has been working at the stadium since January 2009, and will watch the much-anticipated opening match with her husband. “I’m excited that I will get to see Bafana Bafana playing in the stadium I built,” she said.Sandra Mdluli from Kagiso, a township in Mogale City, couldn’t afford to buy a ticket and is thankful to Fifa, she said. “I wouldn’t have the money to buy the tickets. My heart would hurt if I were not to see South Africa playing in the stadium I built.”Mdluli has been part of the Soccer City project since August 2008. It is long-term workers like her that the scheme is targeting. It prioritises with those that have been with the construction projects the longest, while those who were employed about six months ago unlikely to get a ticket.The reconstruction of Soccer City is a joint venture between Grinaker-LTA and Interbeton, a Dutch company.‘They built beautiful stadiums’Jordaan said the workers deserve to be recognised for the splendid work done since 2007, building celebrated arenas like Soccer City, Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit and the others.“The world can see what you’ve built. [They’re] not just stadiums, but monuments for our country,” he said. “You’ve made us proud.”Fifa general-secretary Jerome Valcke also praised the workers, and their work. “You have built beautiful stadiums and we’re amazed,” he said.The workers themselves expressed pride in the stamp Soccer City makes in the landscape. The 91 500-seater stadium stands on a rise, silhouetted against the sky, next to mine dumps and near a busy road to Soweto – a stunning view.“I am really proud when I look at the work my fellow workers and I have done over the years,” said Geqeza.Ticket Fund is wide-rangingThe Ticket Fund is a partnership between Fifa and six of its 2010 World Cup sponsors. The sponsors are behind projects that protect the wellbeing of South African communities, and in turn supply participants with match tickets.Coca-Cola is distributing 20 000 tickets through its Give it Back recycling campaign. The nationwide campaign involves learners collecting and recycling plastic bottles.KIA Motors is offering 4 000 tickets through a programme combining street soccer and health education. The company partnered with Sporting Chance, a development organisation, to reach out to some of disadvantaged communities in the country.Sony, distributing 15 000 tickets, is focussing on a campaign that highlights HIV/Aids using football. Adidas will also donate 15 000 tickets to learners through its national arts competition. Visa is running a financial literacy programme in the country, and will give 5000 tickets to ordinary South Africans.last_img read more

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Antetokounmpo scores 27 as Bucks beat Grizzlies

first_imgRead Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Khris Middleton and John Henson had 17 points apiece as Milwaukee won a season-high third straight. Henson made eight of 10 shots in his highest-scoring game this season.Tyreke Evans scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter for Memphis, and Dillon Brooks added 19 points.After the Bucks threatened to pull away late in the third, Evans scored nine consecutive points to pull Memphis into an 84-all tie early in the fourth quarter. Memphis pulled ahead on Dillon Brooks’ 3-pointer with about nine minutes left. Milwaukee tied it on Tony Snell’s corner 3. A soft drop-in by Antetokounmpo put the Bucks ahead 100-96 with just under five minutes remaining, a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.“Normally that game gets away from us,” Kidd said. “When we came back with the starters, we went on a run, but it started on the defensive end.”The Bucks got off to a strong start, shooting 65 percent from the field in the first quarter, including 6 for 6 on 3-pointers, to take a 34-29 lead.ADVERTISEMENT “It was confidence boost to see shots go down,” Middleton said.Memphis hit 10 of its first 11 shots in the second quarter to take a 10-point lead with 4:24 left in the half. Milwaukee made just one of six shots from long-range in the quarter, but pulled to 65-60 at the break, led by Antetokounmpo’s 12 points in the period.POSITIVE ATTITUDEFizdale said he is taking a positive approach with point guard Mike Conley, who has struggled with his shooting this season. He made 2 of 12 shots against the Bucks after entering the game shooting 40 percent from the field and 31 percent from 3-point range.“Be positive. There’s no beating the players up over struggles,” Fizdale said. “It’s not the way to get them out of it, and it’s never been my approach. Mike has had a nagging injury and can’t control that.”BANG FOR THE BUCKFizdale believes the Bucks improved considerably with the recent acquisition of Eric Bledsoe from the Phoenix Suns.“You add Eric Bledsoe to anybody’s team and you are going to be way more concerned,” Fizdale said. “Obviously, there’s the pace and the speed that he brings to the game. His tenacity, his toughness, his ability to get to the rim. They are going to be something to reckon with this year with him.”TIP-INSGrizzlies: Wrapped up a five-game trip with a 2-3 record. Chalmers fouled out with 2:19 remaining. LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stunning KO loss ‘big lesson learned’ for Folayangcenter_img Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) looks to shoot against Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol (33) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 110-103. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE — After being torched for 65 points in the first half, the Milwaukee Bucks turned up the defensive pressure against the Memphis Grizzlies.Milwaukee held Memphis to 12 points in the third quarter to get back into the game and pulled away late in the fourth for a 110-103 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “In the first half, it was a shoot-around,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “I thought in the second half we focused on the defensive end.”Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and nine rebounds to lead the Bucks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We want to be a defensive team,” Antetokounmpo said. “Sometimes we make mistakes and forget who we are.”Memphis coach David Fizdale said the Grizzlies lacked intensity in the third quarter.“We try to pride ourselves on our toughness and I didn’t think we held up our end of the bargain tonight,” Fizdale said. “That third quarter, we just didn’t come out ready to compete. That was the big difference in the game.” QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Bucks: Middleton, who entered the game shooting 26 percent from 3-point range, hit his first three attempts from beyond the arc. … Bledsoe started but was a game-time decision with a knee contusion. “He got hit. It was sore,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “He was good yesterday. This morning he woke up and it was a little sore.” … F Mirza Teletovic missed his third straight game with left knee soreness.UP NEXTGrizzlies: Host Indiana on Wednesday night in the first of four consecutive home games.Bucks: Host Detroit on Wednesday night to wrap up a three-game homestand. Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games View commentslast_img read more

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Padda doesn’t regret benching star players early vs UE

first_imgKaTropa make it Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police 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 The Lady Falcons were gunning for a share of the third spot with Ateneo, but they wound up dropping to 3-4 while the Lady Warriors took advantage of Padda’s surprise move to take the match in five sets, 25-22, 22-25, 14-25, 25-20, for their first win in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament“I don’t regret it, I don’t think that was the reason why we lost,” said Padda.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPadda said Galanza rolled her ankle in their previous game against De La Salle while Soyud was sick and the two didn’t even show up for practice the whole week while Permentilla had to take care of family matters.And with the three not showing up in training, Padda decided to put Bernadette Flora, Chrislyn Uy, and Lea Perez in the starting lineup. View comments MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Adamson University head coach Air Padda stood by her decision in benching captain Jema Galanza, Eli Soyud, and Chiara Permentilla in the first set of the Lady Falcons’ stunning loss to University of the East on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuscenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIES LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I have morals as a coach that I have to stick to my own and when you’re not in training the whole week you can’t just show up and play especially if it was a personal choice or whatever came up,” said Padda.Galanza was Adamson’s leading scorer, prior to facing UE, averaging 13 points a game while Soyud and Permentilla are both averaging a shade less than 10 points an outing.“I don’t understand how I’m supposed to start you when the other girls have been working hard, they’ve been there,” said Padda. “I don’t want to kill somebody’s dream, my job as a coach was to give everybody an opportunity.”“I don’t know if I can look at myself and call myself their coach so that was my decision.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Gameslast_img read more

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Hockey Olympian, Ace Archer among sports stalwarts honoured on

first_imgJharkhand DayRanchi, Nov 15 (PTI) Hockey Olympian Sylvanus Dungdung and ace archer Deepika Kumari were among the sports stalwarts who were presented with five lakh rupees on the occasion of the 17th Jharkhand Foundation Day today. Archer Laxmi Rani Manjhi and hockey Olympian Niki Pradhan also got the prize money for their laudable contribution.The sportspersons, who brought laurels to the state, were honoured in presence of Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari, Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers welfare Sudarshan Bhagat, Speaker Dinesh Oraon and cabinet ministers. PTI PVR SUS SUSlast_img read more

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Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m.

first_imgNew Delhi: May 22, 2017 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these Photographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.com NATIONAL Guwahati: Accuseds in the multi-crore financial scam in the NC Hills Autonomous Council (B) New Delhi: Virbhadra Singh at Patiala house court (B+A) Ranchi: Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand and Jharkhand (B) Beawar: A labourer clears water in a market after rain (A) Guwahati: Sarbananda Sonowal inspects the parade (B) Allahabad: Muslim women protest against rackdown on illegal slaughterhouses (B) Patna: Chief Justice of Patna High Court Rajendra Menon (B) Surat: A mass weddding ceremony (B) New Delhi: Ministers addressing a press conference on the achievements (A+B) Allahabad: Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel on duty (A) Jammu: Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan and others address a press conference (B) Ahmedabad: Vijay Rupani inaugurates AFDBAM 2017 exhibition (A+B) Hyderabad: Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy (B) Guwahati: Assam Police women commandos team (A) Bhopal: AAP protests in Bhopal (A) Bhopal: International Biodiversity Day (B) Ranchi: Kailash Satyarthi being welcomed by tribals (B) INTERNATIONAL Cannes : 70th international film festival (B) Amman :U.S. Ambassador to the U N Nikki Haley, meets with Syrian refugee students (B) Riyadh : President Donald Trump in Riyadh. (B) Las Vegas : Billboard Music Awards (B+A) Canberra : Andrew Forrest arrives at Australias Parliament House (B) Pasay : Alan Peter Cayetano kneels to pray as he joins staff of the foreign affairs department (A) Tokyo : Princess Mako, the daughter of Japanese Prince Akishino, with Princess Kiko, visits an exhibition(A) South Bend : 2017 commencement ceremony (B) Paris : French President Emmanuel Macron meets Italian Prime Minister (A) Jerusalem : 50th anniversary of the liberation and unification of Jerusalem (A) Bangkok : Police investigators work at the lobby of Phramongkutklao Hospital (B+A) Hanoi : Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ministerial meeting in Hanoi (B) Bogor : Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf, shakes hands with Indonesian President (A) London : Convicted Sex offender Rolf Harris arrives at Southwark Crown Court (A) UNDATED : Pukguksong-2 missile lifts off as it is test-launched at an undisclosed location (B) UNDATED : North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, watches the test launch (B) SPORTS Hyderabad : IPL 10 FINAL (A+B) London : English Premier League soccer match (B) Malaga/Barcelona : Spanish La Liga soccer match (B) Cologne : Ice Hockey World Championships final match (A) TOPEKA : NHRA Menards Heartland Nationals (B) Malaga : Spanish La Liga soccer match (B) (PTI)PHOTO GCS DL DLadvertisementlast_img read more

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Brady Quinn: Notre Dame’s Schedule Is Biggest Issue It Faces This Year

first_img On the other hand, Quinn did reveal that Notre Dame’s schedule could be a major issue, saying “I think the toughest thing they have to battle this year is their schedule.”Notre Dame has to face Georgia, Michigan and Stanford on the road this season.Here is the segment from The Herd that featured Quinn:Trevor Lawrence has the attention of @MattLeinartQB:”He just gets it, he understands it… I’ve never seen a freshman quarterback play like that.” pic.twitter.com/J5iCMaOyCy— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 23, 2019Tough road contests are going to pose a threat to Notre Dame’s postseason chances, but that isn’t the only problem. Multiple opponents on the schedule will be coming off their own bye week.“Seven teams coming off bye – that’s the most in college football this year,” Brady Quinn said. “I think those are the roadblocks they’ll have to get through because so many teams are going to have two weeks to prepare for them.”Current projections have the Fighting Irish missing the Playoff. That would change if they can get through all the road tests that are waiting ahead of them.Notre Dame will be on the road to open the 2019 season as it’ll face Louisville on September 2. Brady Quinn playing for Notre Dame.LOS ANGELES – NOVEMBER 25: Quarterback Brady Quinn #10 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish drops back against the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 25, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. USC won 44-24. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)Last season didn’t end the way Notre Dame planned, but the program should be in great shape for this fall. However, former Fighting Irish quarterback Brady Quinn sees a huge obstacle that could prevent his alma mater from getting back to the College Football Playoff.With the college football season just about to start, Doug Gottlieb had multiple experts on FS1’s The Herd. During the segment, Quinn made it clear that he’s confident in the Fighting Irish. Instead of letting the blowout loss to Clemson affect his view of the program, he thinks it’ll serve as a great learning experience.“I think there in a good spot, and I think they feel as good about this year’s team as ever before,” Quinn said. “Ian Book and the rest of the leaders on that team have a good idea of what they need to do moving forward in order to get there (the Playoff).”last_img read more

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India vs England: Smriti Mandhana becomes India’s youngest T20I captain

first_imgIndia vs England: Smriti Mandhana becomes India’s youngest T20I captainIn the absence of an injured Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana is leading India women against England in the ongoing three-match T20I series in Guwahati.advertisement India Today Web Desk GuwahatiMarch 4, 2019UPDATED: March 4, 2019 13:18 IST Smriti Mandhana became the number one ODI batter in the ICC Women’s Rankings last month (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAt 22 years and 229 days, Smriti Mandhana is the youngest T20I captain for IndiaSuresh Raina held the record previously as he was first appointed as India men’s T20I captain aged 23 years and 197 daysSmriti Mandhana won the toss in her first stint as India women’s T20I captain in Guwahati on MondayBatting sensation Smriti Mandhana became the youngest T20I captain for India when she led the women’s team against England in the first T20I in Guwahati. At 22 years and 229 days, the India women’s cricket team opener is taking over from Harmanpreet Kaur, who has been ruled out of the three-match series with an ankle injury.Out-of-favour India batsman, Suresh Raina previously held the record as he was appointed as the captain of the men’s T20I team at 23 years and 197 days. Notably, Harmanpreet was the youngest woman to have led the India women’s T20I team (23 years, 237 days) before Monday.Smriti Mandhana had a lucky start to her captaincy stint as she won the toss and opted to field against England in Guwahati. However, India bowlers conceded 45 runs without picking up a wicket in the first six overs of the ongoing T20I.Mandhana opted for experience in the squad as she brought back senior campaigner Mithali Raj into the playing XI in the absenceo of injured Harmanpreet.Notably, India have headed into the ongoing T20I series on the back of a 2-1 ODI series win over England women in Mumbai.Captain @mandhana_smriti calls it right and India have opted to bowl first. The coin rolled a long distance.?? #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/t0cCMe22BLBCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) March 4, 2019Meanwhile, Mandhana stressed that her approach to the game won’t change with the burden of captaincy on her shoulders.”The preparation won’t change because as a vice-captain for the last 2 years I have been attending all the meetings of strategy. I know already what we are going to do before the match when I was not the captain. But I will make extra effort to speak to bowlers,” Mandhana said on the eve of the first T20I.advertisement”I have been playing under a lot of captains in the last 4-5 years and I have tried to learn everything from them. I don’t really like to mix captaincy and batting…as it will complicate me more.”Mandhana became the number one ODI batter in the ICC Women’s Rankings last month following her exemplary run of form in both the ODIs and T20Is.Also Read | India facing healthy headache, reserves going to be key at the World Cup: MSK PrasadAlso Read | India vs Australia: Usman Khawaja marvels MS Dhoni’s ability to stay calm in run chasesAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Smriti MandhanaFollow India vs EnglandFollow India women’s cricket teamFollow Suresh RainaFollow Harmanpreet Kaurlast_img read more

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First Phase of Asbestos Management Report Released

first_imgAn independent environmental expert has confirmed that the Cape Breton Island Housing Authority properly managed the asbestos issue in public housing once it was brought to light this spring. The Department of Community Services released a report today, July 27, by Pinchin LeBlanc Environmental Limited, on the actions taken in dealing with vermiculite insulation that contained asbestos in two Cape Breton public housing complexes. The phase one report concluded that the actions taken by the Cape Breton Island Housing Authority met or exceeded industry standards in managing the discovery of asbestos. Recognized as national experts in asbestos management, Pinchin LeBlanc Environmental Limited determined that the Cape Breton Island Housing Authority and its contracted firm, Atlantic Indoor Air Audit Co., took all the necessary and appropriate actions in identifying and containing the asbestos found in vermiculite insulation in the homes at the Whitney Pier and Ashby locations. Ron LeBlanc, president of Pinchin LeBlanc Environmental Limited said, “Based on our review, we determined that the methods, procedures, and materials used for sealing all meet or exceed federal and provincial standards for this type of work.” The provincial government hired Pinchin LeBlanc Environmental Limited to review and validate all activities undertaken by the Cape Breton Island Housing Authority following the April stop-work order issued by the Department of Environment and Labour. Joan McKeough, director of the Cape Breton Island Housing Authority said, “We are pleased to have our early work in asbestos management confirmed as high quality, complete, and an appropriate response to the circumstances. We want to again reassure residents that their homes are safe.” Vermiculite insulation containing asbestos was discovered in attics of the Whitney Pier and Ashby Terrace apartments in April. The Atlantic Indoor Air Audit Co. conducted more than 100 air monitoring tests for the Cape Breton Island Housing Authority. To date, test results from 84 residents’ units indicate only one asbestos fibre has been detected. That is less than .000002 fibres per cubic centimetre, well below the Canadian occupational exposure limit of 0.1 fibres per cubic centimetre. Additional testing by Pinchin LeBlanc Environmental Limited found one asbestos fibre associated with vermiculite which was also well below occupational exposure limits. All attics were sealed with metal plates as were areas where an opportunity for movement of insulation from the attic space to the living space could have occurred, such as wall and ceiling junctions, around electrical fixtures, chimney shafts and furnace areas. Phase two of the Pinchin LeBlanc report is expected this fall and will identify options for permanently dealing with the attic insulation in the public housing units. Ms. McKeough said the Cape Breton Island Housing Authority is looking forward to receiving the phase two report from Pinchin LeBlanc Environmental Limited and to adopting a permanent solution that further ensures the long-term health and safety of residents. A copy of the report is available on the Community Services website at www.gov.ns.ca/coms/documents/PLPhase1.pdf .last_img read more

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New Health Care Workers On The Job

first_imgThe Annapolis Valley’s 16 newest continuing care assistants received certificates at a ceremony in Coldbrook today, Dec. 22. The 16 women, who have guaranteed job offers, prepared for their new careers through the province’s One Journey program, which addresses the shortage of skilled workers in some sectors of the economy. “One Journey is an interesting program,” said Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Ramona Jennex, on behalf of Labour and Workforce Development Minister Marilyn More. “It brings the federal and provincial governments together with employers who have unmet and growing needs for skilled workers and trains people to fill those needs.” Each person took a different path to the program. Some were affected by large layoffs in regional industries, while others were referred by the Department of Community Services or were ineligible for Employment Insurance. The 10-month training was delivered and co-ordinated by PeopleWorx, a not-for-profit organization based in Kentville, that works with clients, employers and other community partners to overcome employment obstacles across the Annapolis Valley. “The graduates came from varied backgrounds and experiences, and they received rave reviews from the agencies where they trained,” said PeopleWorx executive director Bill Travis. “They were dedicated, hard-working and mature, and I know they will do well in their new profession.” One Journey provided the students with continuing care assistant training required by the Department of Health, general workplace skills upgrading, employment counselling and placement services. Funding and support came from a combination of government and private sector sources. In February, the Department of Labour and Workforce Development invested $91,091 to support the project. The funding came from the Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Agreement, which provides skills training and upgrading to meet job market needs in the province. The Department of Health added $88,000 through its Continuing Care Assistant Bursary Assistance Program. The Evergreen Home for Special Care-Kentville, Grand View Manor-Berwick, Shannex-Kentville, and Wolfville Nursing Homes Ltd. offered on-the-job experience and supervision, lab space, advice to the trainers and guaranteed positions for graduates. Over the past two years, One Journey has trained 60 continuing care assistants for positions in Antigonish, New Glasgow, Tatamagouche, Truro and the Valley. Through 10 other One Journey programs, about 105 people trained to become professional truck drivers and residential counsellors.last_img read more

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TIFF 2018 XAVIER DOLANS STARSTUDDED ENGLISHLANGUAGE DEBUT JOINS CANADIAN LINEUP

first_imgJennifer Baichwal, left, and Nicholas de Pencier explore environmental issues with the forthcoming Anthropocene, the final title in their stunning trilogy with photographer Edward Burtynsky. (Arthur Mola/Invision/Associated Press) A total of 20 Canadian features were announced on Wednesday, including Arcand’s crime thriller The Fall of the American Empire, which has already screened in French in the Oscar winner’s home province of Quebec.Alexandre Landry stars as a lonely man who finds two bags filled with money after witnessing a deadly armed robbery.“I think it’s one of his more pointed political films in quite some time,” senior programmer Steve Gravestock said in an interview before Wednesday’s press conference announcing the lineup.“In a weird way, even though it looks at all sorts of corruption, it’s also quite hopeful.” Sharkwater Extinction is the final work by the late filmmaker and conservationist Stewart, and Barry Avrich’s Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz is about the United States’ chief prosecutor during the Nuremberg trials.Meanwhile, Ron Mann looks at gentrification in the documentary Carmine Street Guitars, about a Greenwich Village shop that makes custom guitars out of material from historic sites and torn-down buildings.Indigenous talent showcasedThe lineup also has world premieres of three films that showcase Indigenous talent, including Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown’s Edge of the Knife. It’s billed as the first feature-length film made in Haida, which is classified by UNESCO as an endangered language.Meanwhile, renowned Mé​tis actor Tantoo Cardinal stars in Darlene Naponse’s Falls Around Her.And Anne with an E executive producer Miranda de Pencier makes her feature directorial debut with The Grizzlies, a creative collaboration between herself and Inuit producers Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and Stacey Aglok MacDonald.The lineup also has the sci-fi drama Clara by Akash Sherman, starring Patrick J. Adams of Suits fame as a depressed astronomer who gets a new outlook on life after meeting a woman.There are a lot of films that … don’t shy away from difficulties that people are facing — and even in some cases, some tragic circumstances — but really look at people’s resiliency.– Steve Gravestock , TIFF senior programmerSupernatural tales are found in The Great Darkened Days by Maxime Giroux, Fausto by Andrea Bussmann, and The Stone Speakers by Igor Drljaca.Stories featuring teens and young adults include Keith Behrman’s Giant Little Ones, Thom Fitzgerald’s Splinters, Firecrackers by Jasmin Mozaffari, and Sé​bastien Pilote’s The Fireflies Are Gone.TIFF says 40 per cent of the Canadian film slate this year is directed by women.Previously announced Canadian features include Giant Little Ones as well as Kim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project, Patricia Rozema’s Mouthpiece, and Don McKellar’s Through Black Spruce.“There are a lot of films that we have this year that don’t shy away from difficulties that people are facing — and even in some cases, some tragic circumstances — but really look at people’s resiliency,” Gravestock said.THE CANADIAN PRESS Facebook Advertisement Baichwal explores environmental issues with Anthropocene, the final title in a trilogy with producer Nicholas de Pencier and photographer Edward Burtynsky after Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark.“It’s quite stunning to look at but also I think, in some ways, this is quite painful to watch because it is very much about extinction, what we’re doing to animals,” said Gravestock, who worked on the lineup with Danis Goulet, the TIFF Canadian features programmer.Other docs exploring a feeling of unease include Astra Taylor’s What is Democracy? Starting in Greece, it looks at the history of democracy and the dangers facing it. Xavier Dolan’s star-studded The Death and Life of John F. Donovan will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.The movie is the Quebec phenom’s highly anticipated English-language directorial debut starring Kit Harrington, Natalie Portman, Thandie Newton, as well as Canadians Jacob Tremblay and Sarah Gadon.Contemporary anxieties and Indigenous issues are among the themes in the rest of the Canadian lineup for this year’s movie marathon, which also includes works by directors Denys Arcand, Jennifer Baichwal and Rob Stewart. Twitter Login/Register With: Filmmaker Denys Arcand’s ‘pointedly political’ movie, The Fall of the American Empire, will screen at TIFF in September. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Johnny Reid bringing Christmas show to Dawson Creek

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Johnny Reid will bring his My Kind of Christmas Tour to Dawson Creek and the Encana Events Centre on December 10, 2019.Today, award-winning Canadian artist Johnny Reid shares details of his new Christmas EP, My Kind Of Christmas, to be released on October 25 just in time for the holiday season. In celebration of the announcement, Johnny releases the title track of the EP, available now.  Listen to “My Kind Of Christmas” here. This new EP also marks the first vinyl release and for this occasion, it will be presented in single jacket with sleeve, pressed on limited marble vinyl and available November 15.Widely known for his energetic stage performances, Johnny will embark on a national cross-Canada My Kind Of Christmas Tour that will cover 23 dates and will run from November 16 – December 14 with a stop in Dawson Creek on December 10. Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 27 at 10am at www.livenation.com. Fans can also visit Johnny Reid’s website for exclusive presale details. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning on Tuesday, September 24 at 10am local time through Thursday, September 26 at 10pm.Listen to 100.1 Moose FM for your chance to win tickets all next week.Already a chart-topping, multi-platinum selling artist in Canada, Johnny’s songwriting resonates with audiences across the globe and that will continue with this new Christmas EP, a perfect mix of originally penned ‘soon to be holiday favourites’ including “My Kind Of Christmas” with a Johnny Reid take on some hidden holiday gems including “Merry Christmas Everyone”, a classic brought back to life in the 80’s UK pop phenom ‘Shakin’ Stevens. See the full tracklisting below. Since arriving on the music scene over 10 years ago, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, Johnny Reid has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world. Born and raised in Lanark, Scotland, the blue collared soul singer is widely known for his lyrical honesty and musical ability, as demonstrated by album sales totalling over 1 million units, countless awards and multiple SOLD OUT national arena tours.My Kind Of Christmas Track listing:  Sounds Like ChristmasMy Kind Of ChristmasFa La La La LaAll I want For ChristmasMerry Christmas Everyonelast_img read more

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WatchThe cost of owning a home in Vancouver 88 of income has

Housing affordability in Greater Vancouver reached a “crisis level” in the first quarter, with additional interest rate hikes expected to take another bite out of Canadian housing affordability in the months to come, says an RBC report.The share of household income required to cover mortgage payments, property taxes and utilities in the Greater Vancouver Area reached a record high of 87.8 per cent in the first quarter, rising 1.5 percentage points from the fourth quarter and up 9.5 per cent from the prior year.“And things could get worse if — or when — interest rates rise further,” said the report by RBC chief economist Craig Wright and senior economist Robert Hogue.A cooling in the market may take pressure off prices but it’s unlikely to ease affordability tensions, they wrote.The cost of home ownership in Victoria was also high at 62.7 per cent, up from 48 per cent in mid-2015.The Bank of Canada is expected to increase its overnight rate by one percentage point to 2.25 per cent by the first half of 2019.Growing household income and cooler housing markets in some areas should provide some limited offset.Nationally, the proportion of income required to pay home ownership costs rose 0.4 percentage points from the fourth quarter to 48.4 per cent.The move reversed a 0.3 percentage point drop in the fourth quarter.“Well, the winning streak for housing affordability in Canada ended … at just one quarter!” said the report.Mortgage rates increased in the previous two quarters, but a drop in home prices — mainly in the Greater Toronto Area — trimmed ownership costs modestly.The Greater Toronto Area saw affordability improve slightly to 74.2 per cent as a dip in home prices counteracted higher interest rates.The mortgage stress test that came into effect in January added downward pressure on property values that were still adjusting to new measures in Ontario including a 15 per cent foreign buyer tax and the expansion of rent controls to all private rental units.RBC said home prices in and around the country’s largest city should move slightly higher in the near term after declining modestly in the past two quarters.Saskatoon, Ottawa, Halifax and St. John’s, N.L., saw the largest declines in affordability in more than a year, but housing costs remained low at between 27 and 36.6 per cent.“This shouldn’t raise too many concerns at this stage because the level of the measure for each of these markets remains close to its historical average — indicating that any affordability-related stress isn’t abnormally high,” said the report.However, stress may be building in the Greater Montreal Area, which saw costs reach their highest point since 2011 at 43.7 per cent.“Montreal’s housing market continues to show all-round, solid momentum and steadily rising prices in the early part of 2018,” RBC said. “The flipside, though, is that it’s becoming less and less affordable to own a home in the area.”Ownership costs rose slightly in Saint John in the first quarter, but the New Brunswick city was the most affordable of those tracked by RBC at 25.9 per cent.Halifax affordability was resilient at 32.7 per cent, with a 1.2 per cent decrease in resales in the first quarter, compared to 13 per cent drop nationally.Housing remains inexpensive outside Canada’s three hottest housing markets — Vancouver, Toronto and Victoria, said a separate report from the Bank of Montreal. In most cities, property costs are less than four-times family income while mortgage payments consume less than 20 per cent of salaries, which is little changed from the mid-2000s.“Borrowing five-year money costs little more today than five years ago and remains well below historic norms,” said BMO senior economist Sal Guatieri.“Government intensification policies that restrict the supply of ground-related units, low joblessness and well-paying, high-tech jobs are also cushioning prices.” read more

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UN envoy on hand as Afghanistan swears in new cabinet

Yesterday, Lakhdar Brahimi, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, held his first formal meeting with members of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission.The envoy told participants that their success would be measured by how much help they would provide to those who would needed it, and by how much respect they would earn from their countrymen. He also reiterated the UN’s support for the Commission’s work.The Commission was created by a decree signed into law on 6 June by Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who was then Chairman of the Interim Administration, and is charged with developing a national plan of action for human rights in the country.The 11-member body is comprised of persons who were appointed based on their individual human rights expertise, personal and professional integrity as well as their competence, demonstrated independence and commitment to human rights and public credibility. read more

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Yemen UN humanitarian chief urges civilian protection access to all parts of

“All parties in this conflict have an obligation under international humanitarian law to take every measure to ensure civilians and civilian objects are protected,” UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien told the 15-member body by teleconference this morning.He called it “unacceptable” that health facilities were being hit, referring to an attack on 24 February when Coalition air strikes reportedly destroyed a health centre in Bidbadah district of Marib Governorate, and 1 March airstrikes that reportedly landed within 20 meters of a hospital in Sa’ada.“It is critical that the parties make guarantees that these locations will be protected,” Mr. O’Brien added, including as “protected places” sites such as hospitals, schools and homes, which he said continue to be hit by all parties.Since the start of the conflict, more than 2,000 children have been killed or injured in the fighting, Mr. O’Brien said.In the past week, for example, six children were among the 30 or so people killed in an apparent air strike on a busy market in Nahem district of Sana’a Governorate. An additional 40 people were injured. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is among those who have called for a prompt and impartial investigation into the incident on 27 February. Challenges to aid deliverySuch attacks have contributed to a security situation across much of the country which is “rapidly deteriorating,” said Mr. O’Brien, citing an absence of political negotiations to end the conflict. He cited “regular” attacks by parties including Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the so-called Aden and Abyan branch of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levans (ISIL) and local militants, against segments of the Yemeni Government.Intense fighting in parts of the country is restricting the UN’s ability to deliver assistance, the senior UN official warned, highlighting also the impediments caused by a proliferation of checkpoints and communication gaps in command and control lines within armed groups. “Agreements and guarantees reached at the national level [are] not necessarily communicated downstream to the individuals at checkpoints,” he said. “Despite permission to move trucks are often held up and sometimes delayed for days or even weeks,” he added. Bureaucratic requirements imposed by Houthi authorities also delay and impede the delivery of aid, he noted. Of particular concern is a delay since October 2015 for a UN agency Emergency Food Security and Nutrition Assessment that is due to be done over three months by the UN World Food Programme (WFP), with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).Despite the challenges, UN agencies and partners remain committed to expanding its overall response to 13.4 million people throughout Yemen. To achieve this, the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan for this year has appealed for $1.8 billion. Protecting civilian infrastructureIn his briefing today, Mr. O’Brien also called on all parties to ensure protection of civilian infrastructure, including shipping ports and associated equipment.In recent months, there has been a significant increase in fuel and other life-saving imports through Yemeni ports: “It is critical that every effort be made by all Member States directly concerned to encourage, and not hinder, that trend.” The Coalition and the United Nations are due to finalize this week the nominations for the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM), instituted at the request of the Government of Yemen. The Mechanism is intended to expedite legitimate commercial imports of fuel, and other critical commodities, such as food and medicines.Mr. O’Brien’s briefing comes just weeks after UN Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed urged the Council and the wider international community to support the effort to secure a cessation of hostilities and open a new round of talks that could open the way to ending the year-long conflict between various factions. Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed also briefed the Council today. He spoke by teleconference in the closed consultation session that followed the open meeting. read more

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Consistent Ameryst Alston growing into leader for Ohio State womens basketball

Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston (14) dribbles the ball during a game against Michigan Jan. 5 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 64-49.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorAmeryst Alston is holding court in the women’s basketball program and she’s only in her second year.Coming in at 5 feet 9 inches, the sophomore guard has been on fire this season and has shown no signs of slowing down.Through 19 games this season, the Canton McKinley High School grad is averaging 16.9 points per game, which leads the team, and is also fifth in the Big Ten. She is the only Buckeye to average double-digits in points so far this season.Despite only being a sophomore, coach Kevin McGuff said he has plenty of confidence in his starting point guard.“We are at our best when she is playing very aggressively,” McGuff said. “She has made great strides since the first day we were here.”Alston earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors after tying a career-high 29 points in her performance against previously unbeaten and then-No. 22 Indiana.The news came as a surprise to Alston, who found out via social media. But how she got the news didn’t diminish its impact.“I actually didn’t even know,” Alston said. “I got on Instagram and got on Twitter and that’s how I found out and it always means a lot to me.”Alston is coming off a season where she was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team. She was also fourth on the team in scoring with 6.5 points per game and tied for second with 30.3 minutes per contest.She also set a school record with 55 minutes played during an 82-75 triple overtime loss at Purdue Jan. 14, 2013.Indiana coach Curt Miller noted Alston’s success in one-on-one, a skill Alston said she sees as her strong point.“The one-on-one ability by Ameryst … was the big difference in the game tonight,” Miller said after the Buckeyes beat Indiana 70-51. “They created havoc with their penetration.”Alston said she has confidence in one-on-one situations.“I really like one-on-one,” Alston said. “I play with my brother one-on-one all the time and that’s my thing. I am pretty confident.”Along with leading the team in scoring Alston is second on the team in assists per game (2.5) and sixth in rebounds (3.5).With her increased presence on the court, Alston is being forced to step into the role of a leader, which is something she has been working toward improving.“I am still learning to be a leader,” Alston said. “I am working on it. It’s me trying to get outside myself because I am a quiet person and being a point guard, you have to talk.”While Alston might be quiet, that doesn’t stop her teammates from taking notice of her contributions.Junior guard Raven Ferguson noted that despite the team’s inconsistency throughout the season, Alston has remained consistent.“A lot of players have been up and down,” Ferguson said. “She’s one of the players who has been very consistent scoring wise and playing hard. We kind of feed off of her.”Alston looks to continue her successful play when the Buckeyes hit the road for State College, Pa., to take on Penn State Thursday at 7 p.m. read more

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Breaking down NFL Championship weekend

New York Jets vs. Indianapolis ColtsThis contest resembles the movie “Saving Private Ryan.” The American soldiers that were ordered to find private Ryan captured a German soldier. The Americans could have easily executed the soldier, but the character played by Tom Hanks told his patrol to let him go.In the conclusion of the movie, that same German soldier who was set free kills one of the American soldiers in that same patrol.When the Colts and Jets originally faced each other in Week 16, Indianapolis had a lead going into the second half and looked as if it would continue its undefeated season. Also, if the Jets lost the game, they would be out of the playoff hunt altogether, their season virtually over.But instead of ending the Jets’ playoff hopes, the Colts pulled their marquee players in the second half to rest for January. The Jets went on to win the contest and they have recently gone on a miraculous run to reach the AFC Championship game against the team that gave them an extra life.After the Colts let the Jets slip right through their fingers, they now will have to face off with a team that is currently brimming with confidence. Some critics believe that Indianapolis has lost its edge after resting their starters, but they won’t take New York lightly.The Colts are the only team left in the playoff that has been in the Super Bowl in recent memory. New York hasn’t won since a quarterback named Joe Namath guaranteed a championship victory in Super Bowl III. Indy is stockpiled with playoff experience and is led by MVP quarterback Peyton Manning and receiving threats Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark. The Jets have an elite running attack, but the Colts proved to the world that they could shut down the run after silencing the Baltimore Ravens’ impressive running game.Jets head coach Rex Ryan said in the first five minutes of his inaugural press conference that his team would win the Super Bowl. Sports fans around the country laughed at the cocky coach, but New York is only one win away from reaching their destination.The Jets defense was able to slow down the Chargers’ high-octane offense with a bend-but-don’t-break approach last weekend. Rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez is a perfect complement to his defense as he is playing mistake free football. Rookie running back Shonn Green and veteran Thomas Jones have been the key to the Jets’ playoff success, leading the league in rushing .The Colts are playing in their cozy confines in Indianapolis and have plenty of incentives to seek revenge against the Jets, but the Jets are clicking at just the right time and will fulfill Rex Ryan’s prediction.Pick: New York Jets Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans SaintsSo far, Brett Favre has dismissed some of his critics while leading the Vikings to the NFC Championship game. At the age of 40, Favre has had arguably his most successful season. It seems that he has finally learned that his gunslinging mentality of the last few years won’t work against modern defenses. Favre has become a game manager this season while racking up an impressive number of touchdowns and throwing a career-low seven interceptions. But it also doesn’t hurt to have running back Adrian Peterson standing behind him.Saints running back Reggie Bush doesn’t look like the same collegiate player from USC who avoided contact and juked around defenders. To the surprise of football fans around the country, Bush ran over defenders to gain chunks of yards against the Arizona Cardinals last weekend. New Orleans possesses a three-headed monster of running backs featuring Pierre Thomas, Mike Bell and Bush. Along with their dynamic pass offense, led by quarterback Drew Brees and stud receiver Marques Colston, the Saints have almost a limitless arsenal on offense.Don’t discredit the Saints defense. After a week of rest in the bye week in Wildcard weekend, key defensive players had time to heal their injuries. This was surely displayed when the Saints defense made Kurt Warner look like Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell. The Viking defense is easily the superior squad in this contest. The front four of Minnesota’s defensive line tormented Tony Romo the entire contest last weekend, not allowing the Dallas quarterback to produce anything significant. Jared Allen leads arguably the best defense line in football and the team secondary is ranked among the league’s elite.The Superdome should play a significant factor in this Conference Championship game. The Saints will ride the New Orleans crowd that is begging for their first ever Super Bowl. The No. 1 seed in the NFC should answer their call to win the high-scoring contest.Pick: New Orleans Saints read more

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Poll Will you be watching President Donald Trumps inauguration

first_img Jan 20th 2017, 8:19 AM YesNoNo interest/No opinionVote Poll: Will you be watching President Donald Trump’s inauguration? Trump is set to be sworn in at 5pm Irish time today. 93 Comments Share32 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Sean Murray Poll Results: http://jrnl.ie/3195663 center_img SO, TODAY’S THE day.Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.The event itself goes on for a while but you’ll be able to catch Trump getting sworn in at around 5pm Irish time, after which he will deliver his inaugural address.He’s promised his address will be “shorter than usual” and “philosophical in tone”.There’s plenty of protests planned in Washington for today, but it is expected that up to 900,000 people will attend the ceremony.So, what do you think? Will you be watching Donald Trump’s inauguration? No (8642) Friday 20 Jan 2017, 8:19 AM No interest/No opinion (782) 23,598 Views Short URL Yes (4673)last_img read more

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Priest asked to give evidence over Facebook claims

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Adelaide priest, the Reverend Prokopios Kanavas, has been asked by the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia to give evidence over claims he posted on his Facebook wall. Reverend Prokopios, from St Nicholas Parish in Thebarton, South Australia, claimed that he has completed a degree in Theology and International Law at Israel’s Hebrew University of Jerusalem, represented the Patriarchate of Jerusalem at conferences, and restored a monastery at his own expense.However, the university has stated that they have no record of him studying there, and the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem has denied these claims in a letter sent to Bishop Nikandros, the head of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in SA. The chairman of the Federation of Greek Communities in Australia, property developer Theo Maras, told Adelaide Now he was “concerned” about the allegations. He called on the council to “deal with this quickly and ensure that the communities’ concerns are allayed”.The letter sent by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem made serious allegations about the priest – which can’t be stated due to legal reasons – that subsequently led to his defrocking in 2008. It said Reverend Prokopios, who represents himself in Adelaide as an Archimandrite, was ordained and served within the Jerusalem patriarchate as a deacon and that the Synod of the patriarchate deliberated on July 24, 2008, and defrocked him, at which time he reverted back to a lay person. He then joined the Greek Army, later joining another faction of the church, was again ordained and made his way to Adelaide in 2010.last_img read more

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Owens vs Ziggler on tonights 1217 WWE Smackdown

first_img The following is scheduled for tonight’s 12/17 WWE Smackdown on Syfy:* New WWE World Heavyweight champion Roman Reigns’ first appearance as champion.* Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens.* WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Ryback* Titus O’Neil vs. Tyler Breeze* WWE Tag Team champions The New Day vs. Lucha Dragons* Becky Lynch vs. Brie BellaCheck back later tonight for a recap of Smackdown on Wrestleview.com. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 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 Google+ Now Playing Up Next Shawn Michaels Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Seth Rollins Facebook Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Two title matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks on September 15 WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Downcenter_img Twitter WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Andrade and Elias advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament WhatsApp Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Ronda Rousey Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Now Playing Up Nextlast_img
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Man arrested for attempting to carjack his own mother downtown

first_img KUSI Newsroom, May 9, 2018 Man arrested for attempting to carjack his own mother downtown Posted: May 9, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A 42-year-old man was arrested for trying to carjack his mother and then assaulting her in front of a crowd of people in the Marina area of downtown San Diego, police said Wednesday.It happened around 8:25 p.m. Tuesday when the man asked his 59-year- old mother to drive him to the bank, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said. During the ride, the man allegedly directed his mother to take back roads, which she thought was odd.In the 500 block of Second Avenue, “the suspect suddenly reached over, threw the car in park and took the keys out of the ignition,” Buttle said.He then got out of the car, at which time his mother locked the doors, but the son tried to unlock the doors and pull his mother out of the car, Buttle said. By this point, a crowd had gathered, and the man threw the keys at his mother and fled eastbound.He was later taken into custody at Sixth Avenue and K Street near Petco Park, Buttle said. Robbery detectives are investigating the incident as an attempted carjacking. last_img read more

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Researchers find some plants get their nitrogen from fungi that kill insects

first_img Citation: Researchers find some plants get their nitrogen from fungi that kill insects (2012, June 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-06-nitrogen-fungi-insects.html 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. After noting that a prior team of researchers had found that white pine trees got some of their nitrogen from fungus living in their roots that had obtained the nitrogen by killing springtails, the team wondered if perhaps many other plants did the same. To find out, they chose two random but common plants, haricot beans and switchgrass.First they fed waxmoth larve a diet rich in a non-common type of nitrogen; nitrogen-15, so as to be able to distinguish it from the nitrogen that would normally be found in the plants. Next they infected the soil near the roots of the plants with Metarhizium, a very common type of fungi that is known to kill insects by releasing an enzyme that eats its way through the outer shell allowing the bug inside to be easily devoured. Then, they buried the infected larvae in the soil among the plant roots, along with a mesh to prevent the roots of the plants from reaching past the infected soil to soil that had been enriched with nitrogen through normal bacterial decomposition.Two weeks later they tested the plants and found that the nitrogen in the beans was 28% nitrogen-15, and 32% in the switchgrass, proving that the plants had obtained at least some of their nitrogen from the fungi that had in turn got it from killing the enriched larvae. The chain was complete.Because they used both common plants and fungi, the team believes their results show that such nitrogen chains: insects-fungi-plants, are likely very common. They say more research is needed however, to determine if the chain they created in the lab is just as prevalent in the wild. © 2012 Phys.Org Explore further Journal information: Sciencecenter_img Fungi important in Arctic nitrogen cycle Cockroach killed by Metarhizium anisopliae. Image: Chengshu Wang and Yuxian Xia, via Wikipedia. (Phys.org) — We’ve all grown up with stories of plants that capture, kill and eat insects; the Venus fly trap the most notable example. Now it appears some plants get their nitrogen from insects via proxy. Instead of having to develop a complicated system of traps to catch insects on their own, they rely on fungi to do their dirty work for them. A team of Canadian researchers from Brock University, St. Catharine’s, has found that some plants, as they describe in their paper published in Science, grab nitrogen from fungi that live in its roots. The fungi get it from killing insects. In return for its generosity, the fungi get carbon. More information: Endophytic Insect-Parasitic Fungi Translocate Nitrogen Directly from Insects to Plants, Science 22 June 2012: Vol. 336 no. 6088 pp. 1576-1577 DOI: 10.1126/science.1222289ABSTRACTMost plants obtain nitrogen through nitrogen-fixing bacteria and microbial decomposition of plant and animal material. Many vascular plants are able to form close symbiotic associations with endophytic fungi. Metarhizium is a common plant endophyte found in a large number of ecosystems. This abundant soil fungus is also a pathogen to a large number of insects, which are a source of nitrogen. It is possible that the endophytic capability and insect pathogenicity of Metarhizium are coupled to provide an active method of nitrogen transfer to plant hosts via fungal mycelia. We used soil microcosms to test the ability of M. robertsii to translocate insect-derived nitrogen to plants. Insects were injected with 15N-labeled nitrogen, and we tracked the incorporation of 15N into amino acids in two plant species, haricot bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), in the presence of M. robertsii. These findings are evidence that active nitrogen acquisition by plants in this tripartite interaction may play a larger role in soil nitrogen cycling than previously thought.last_img read more

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Goutam Deb inaugurates North Bengal Book Fair

first_imgDarjeeling: The 36th North Bengal Book Fair was inaugurated by Tourism Minister Goutam Deb in Siliguri on Thursday. Organised by the Greater Siliguri Book Sellers Guild, the fair at the Mela Ground in Siliguri has 85 stalls. “Though it is the age of computers and the internet, books have no substitute. Parents should encourage their wards to read more books. Reading habit needs to be inculcated from a young age,” stated Deb in his speech. He also asked the organizers to ensure that the venue remains clean and green. The book fair remains open from 2 to 8 pm everyday. It will end on December 2.last_img read more

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Israels tourism minister seeks boost from India

first_img 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Misezhnikov and Indian Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai signed an agreement to encourage travel between their countries.India is a popular destination for Israelis.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Sponsored Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Comments   Share   Top holiday drink recipes JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel’s tourism minister says he is looking to India for a big boost in visits to his country.Stas Misezhnikov said Sunday that some 40,000 Indians visited Israel last year. While that’s a small percentage of the roughly 3 million tourists Israel gets each year, it’s double the amount of just two years ago.Misezhnikov said he can bring that figure to 100,000 in three years.At a news conference with his Indian counterpart, Misezhnikov said Israel will open new flights to destinations in India such as New Delhi, Goa and Calcutta. The Israeli Tourism Ministry also plans to open an office in Mumbai this year.last_img read more

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Job cuts as QF consolidates operations

first_imgUp to 535 Qantas employees will face termination, following the consolidation of Qantas’ heavy maintenance facilities.Facilities in Avalon and Brisbane will remain open, while maintenance repairs at Tullamarine will be discontinued by August 2012. In a statement issued this morning, the airline’s chief executive Alan Joyce said the restructure was necessary as there is currently not enough heavy maintenance work required to operate three separate facilities. Line maintenance will continue to be conducted at Tullamarine, employing over 300 workers. Mr Joyce was positive about the impending situation, highlighting the airline’s commitment to preserving heavy maintenance repairs within Australia.“Qantas has an outstanding track record in aircraft maintenance, and our commitment to setting a global standard for safety and quality in airline maintenance will never change.”The airline chief was also resonant in moving forward and developing its approach to servicing aircraft.“Qantas has invested heavily over the past 10 years in new aircraft that are more advanced, more efficient, attractive to our customers and require less maintenance, less often,” Mr Joyce said.“But we cannot take advantage of this new generation of aircraft if we continue to do heavy maintenance in the same way we did 10 years ago.”According to the airline, Qantas will offer significant support packages for affected employees including redundancy packages well in excess of the legislative requirements, career transition, access to skills and training programs and counselling for employees and their families.Plans to consolidate all services to Queensland were reported earlier in March of this year. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.Tlast_img read more

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first_img Your browser does not support the audio element. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) greets teammate Tyrann Mathieu (32) prior to an NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Comments   Share   Wednesday, SI made their midseason predictions of Bedard now has the Cardinals taking on the Patriots in the Super Bowl.“That mute button on Twitter is a godsend,” Bedard joked about fans’ reactions on the Burns and Gambo show on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.“It’s not my favorite thing in the world, actually I hate it,” Bedard said about making those predictions. “It’s a natural instinct to want your predictions to be right which goes against everything you’ve learned in journalism.”Also, the predictions were sort of a whirlwind for Bedard back in August.“I had no idea I picked them to lose ten games in a row,” he said. “I just took like a season grid and went week by week and just said ‘you know’. I took about five seconds, as you can imagine, to pick each game.”It’s not as if Bedard’s picks were unwarranted; The Cardinals QB had missed a majority of the 2014 season with a torn ACL and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles left in the offseason to coach the New York Jets.“Carson at his age coming back from another ACL, the offensive line looked terrible in the preseason,” Bedard said. “The defense had a new coordinator and I just thought may this would be a reset year for the Cardinals but obviously I was way off.” LISTEN: Greg Bedard, Si.com NFL writer Top Stories Every year, hundreds of sports writers make predictions and every year, quite a few end up well, quite a bit embarrassed.One of those writers is Greg Bedard of Sports Illustrated who has changed his tune quite a bit since his rough preseason predictions for the Arizona Cardinals.Back in early September, Bedard predicted every NFL game and he was definitely not high on the Cardinals. The senior NFL writer had the Cardinals going on a 10-game losing streak, finishing 5-11 and at the bottom of the NFC West. Halfway through the Cards are 6-2 and sitting in first place in their division. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Although he was obviously wrong, Bedard said he was at least able to admit it when in came to midseason prediction time.“I’m not going to be a moron and stick to my preseason picks now that we have actual data and Carson Palmer is not hurt,” he said.Now that he has actual game action to go off of, Bedard has a lot he likes about the Cardinals.“They’re pretty healthy,” he said. “That’s unbelievable and if that holds up, that’s the biggest factor to if a team holds up. They are so aggressive in all three phases of the game. They’re relentless, they don’t let opponents breathe.”The Cardinals are currently tied for second place in the NFC and if they want to make it to the Super Bowl like Bedard predicts, they’ll have to go through teams like the Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers. Bedard thinks the latter won’t be a problem for the Cards.“I think defensively, they match up great against the Packers. Right now the Packers can’t get off man coverage and we know the Cardinals will do that. The Packers also have trouble protecting and the Cardinals can dial up some things as far as pressure. Offensively, the Packers have a lot of holes that I know Bruce Arians will exploit.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Bedard picked the Patriots as this year’s Super Bowl Champion but thinks Arians and company will definitely look interesting.“A team like the Cardinals, they can match up and Bruce Arians is the type of coach who has the guts to actually say ‘you know what? The Patriots can’t cover anyone in the secondary and we’re going to throttle them all game long.’ Now, I  have my qualms with Bruce as far as some of his game management, but the Cardinals, if they stay healthy they have the talent to match up against anybody.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgNovember 17, 2008 We had a two-day visit of 55 architecture students of the We had a two-day visit of 55 architecture students of the Instituto Techologico De Tijuana. The students arrived Saturday evening and filled our dorm spaces to capacity. This visit to Arcosanti is part of their study of the philosophy of Architecture. An extended tour of the Arcosanti site took place on Sunday morning and during the afternoon the students had a chance to explore the unique landscape around the site. For information on group bookings please contact Carri Krueger, our guest services coordinator. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

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45 AM but againt that could change based on the light and not the rain which has stayed away this morning.‘Wazir’ an emotional drama, your reference to the helplessness of farmers in Punjab and Haryana in stubble burning betrays an inability to rise above short term electoral interests. Hindu Sena,Shiv Sena Durgavahini Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Maharashtra and Haryana are examples of state "outsourcing" the job of handling certain aspects of law and order to cow vigilantes an article in The Indian Express noted Such a devolution of power to such non-state actors would weaken state machinery the article argued citing the example of the shrinking of the Uttar Pradesh police force which lacks 101619 policemen as of May 2017 With inputs from agencies By: Reuters | Dhaka | Published: August 31 2017 6:26 pm Mushfiqur Rahim and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan hailed the South Asian team’s new-found aggression (Source: AP) Top News Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan hailed the South Asian team’s new-found aggression believing that beaten Australia will have far more respect for them in the second and final test at Chittagong next week As well as matching the skills of their opponents Wednesday’s maiden test win over Steve Smith’s men bore witness to a meaner streak among players keen to engage in verbal volleys with the tourists at the Shere Bangla National Stadium Shakib led the way by giving Nathan Lyon a send off while Tamim Iqbal and others were involved in brief altercations with the Australians as Bangladesh staved off a late Pat Cummins assault to claim a thrilling 20-run victory “Australians are very good at it we are learning from them” Shakib whose all-round brilliance with bat and ball earned him man of the match honours said afterwards “After this test match they will show a lot more respect” Shakib’s pre-series suggestion that Bangladesh could win both matches bemused many but also indicated the growing self-belief of a team who have registered their first test victories over England and Sri Lanka in the last year “These wins will help us become confident” Mushfiqur said “These experiences count a lot When we face similar situations we can handle them better “They (Australia) showed aggression but at the same time they also realised how aggressive Bangladesh can be not only while playing but also in our body language” Mushfiqur claimed Australia’s predicament was evident when Glenn Maxwell indulged in a bit of time-wasting to avoid facing an extra over before lunch on Wednesday The delaying tactic had little effect as he was dismissed immediately after the break “A team like Australia who always try to dominate the opposition were not willing to play an extra over before the break That’s a big statement” he said The thrilling win triggered wild celebrations in the stands where the crowd included Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and elsewhere in the capital Former captain Habibul Bashar hailed the role of Shakib and opener Tamim calling them role models for young cricketers in the country as both players celebrated their 50th test appearances with strong performances “These two players are a class apart because of their ambition to be compared to the best players in the world” Bashar told Daily Star newspaper “Their hunger for success is unmatchable and they have developed a professional mindset which separates the current generation of cricketers from previous cricketers” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 15 2017 2:46 pm Priyanka Chopra climbs the top position on the list of celebrities popular on social media Related News Priyanka Chopra is not only ruling the world but she is the queen of social media too The actor has become social media’s most favorite star and snatched the number one position from Hollywood’s leading lights Interestingly the actor has surpassed famous personalities like Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot who are on number two and four respectively in the new data provided by a social media analytics company According to Hollywood Reporter Priyanka has jumped to the number one position in last two weeks after gaining in multiple metrics including 98 percent in Twitter mentions in the tracking week The website mentions that The Top Actors chart is a ranking of the most popular actors on Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube and Google Plus with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex The chart’s methodology blends social engagement on the platforms along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers The latest tracking week ended June 6 This was the week that Priyanka Chopra was in the news for meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed by trolling over her clothes The actor had posted a stylish response to the trolling too Apart from Priyanka Gal and Dwayne the chart has other celebrities too ranging from 1 to 10 in the terms of their popularity Check out who stands where after Priyanka At Number 10 – Shay Mitchell At Number 9: Zac Efron At Number 8: Ashley Benson At Number 7: Jennifer Lopez At Number 6: Vin Diesel At Number 5:Cara Delevingne At Number 4: Gal Gadot At Number 3: Kevin Hart At Number 2: Dwayne Johnson At Number 1: Priyanka Chopra Well it seems despite Wonder Woman aka Gal Gadot becoming the raging topic of discussion for being the first woman-led superhero film to rake in record box office numbers this particular throne was claimed by Priyanka As soon as the 34-year-old actor got to know about this development she thanked her fans over Twitter The Baywatch actor is unstoppable in her march to the top For now the actor is shooting for a project in Prague and we are keen to know what is it about On Bollywood front she has been reading three scripts and would soon make an announcement about her next Hindi film For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPublished: February 3 2016 12:18 am Top News Governor’s Report Tamil Nadu Governor KK Shah suggested that in the larger public interest a high-powered commission should be set up to inquire into several serious allegations against the dismissed DMK ministry Such a step would restore public confidence he said in his report to the Centre on the basis of which the state was brought under Central rule The report contained a long catalogue of charges against the Karunanidhi ministry It said the ministry if allowed to continue in office longer would jeopardise democratic norms and democratic functioning The report said the administrative and financial improprieties the constant interference with official machinery and amassing of wealth by the DMK leaders and cadres on an extensive scale the half-hearted if not hostile attitude towards carrying out instructions of the Central government to meet the Emergency created a feeling the ministry stood only for the interests of the party and its followers to the exclusion of the other sections of the population Sathe Proposal Congress MP Vasant Sathe proposed at the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting that the administrative machinery be subordinated to the party cadre Another MP JN Bharadwaj said that MPs should be re designated as commissioners Chasnala Stalled Dewatering of the second horizon of the Chasnala colliery received a setback because of the huge accumulation of muck in the mine according to the officials of Bharat Coking Coal Limited Only 50 bodies had been retrieved while at least 372 miners were in the mine when it got flooded in December Mao And Chou Despite his frailty and old age Chairman Mao Tse-tung spent hours at the hospital bedside of the dying Chou En-lai a western diplomat in Peking was told For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: July 13 2017 10:54 pm The second test gets under way on Friday before the teams then meet at The Oval and Old Trafford (Source: Reuters) Top News Joe Root said England will be unchanged for the second test against South Africa on Friday at Trent Bridge where he expects his seam bowlers make a greater contribution than in the series opener last week Moeen Ali was the star of the England bowling attack in the first Test victory at Lord’s taking 10 wickets in a test match for the first time He was well supported by fellow spinner Liam Dawson but seamers took just six wickets in both South African innings combined England’s pacemen bowled just ten overs between them in the tourist’s second innings but Root expects Mark Wood James Anderson Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad to have more of an impact this time around “We’re going in with the same team” Root said on Thursday as his side look to build on their 1-0 lead in a four-match series “It gives us a great balance if spin does come into it later in the game but it might be that our seamers play a bigger part this week and that excites me When they get the opportunity they’ll still be pretty fresh coming into the second innings later on in this game” Broad has particularly fond memories of England’s last visit to Trent Bridge – where Broad also plays his county cricket – as Australia were skittled out for just 60 in 2015 with Broad starring taking 8-15 “We’ve got great memories of here and Stuart’s excited for another opportunity to bowl on his home ground” Root said “We’ve played some good cricket here in the last four or five years and we want to make sure that continues this week” The second test gets under way on Friday before the teams then meet at The Oval and Old Trafford For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published: May 30 2017 12:28 pm Jr NTR to host Bigg Boss Telugu Related News After Kamal Haasan Tollywood star Jr NTR is now gearing up to host the reality television show Bigg Boss in Telugu Even though an official announcement on the same is awaited the sources close to the actor has confirmed that Jr NTR has given his nod to the Bigg Boss producers The show will mark his debut on the small screen According to reports the channel STAR MAA TV has offered a huge sum to Jr NTR to play the ‘Big Boss’ in the show The buzz is that it is the highest ever price offered to a Telugu actor for hosting a TV show It is said that the amount quoted in the deal is even more than what Chiranjeevi received for his game show Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu At present the showrunners are keeping the cards close to their chest and are expected to reveal further details in the coming days For now it is confirmed that Jr NTR will begin a new chapter as a superstar television anchor in his career if everything goes according to the plan Bigg Boss is a popular reality show that became a huge success in North India The producers are also taking the show to the TV audience down south roping in top notch actors as hosts The news comes on the heels of Kamal’s much-awaited small screen debut with the same show in Tamil Read Here | Kamal Haasan’s Bigg Boss trailer is out Recently even Kamal released a trailer of the show announcing his impending arrival on the small screens The show is about locking up a bunch of celebrity contestants in a big house for over three months The contestants will have to coexist under the same roof cut off from the rest of the world surviving each other and the last man standing is crowned as the winner The show aims to reveal the unseen side of the popular faces in the country Meanwhile Jr NTR is currently busy with the shooting of his upcoming film Jai Lava Kusa in which he plays a triple role The first look posters were released earlier this month on the occasion of NTR’s birthday and went viral The film is directed by K S Ravindra for N T R Arts banner and has music by Devi Sri Prasad For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Ashutosh Varshney | Published: August 23 2012 2:07 am Related News In 1950with 12-14 per cent of the total population in citiesIndia and China were overwhelmingly rural and equally urban In 1990tooat 25-26 per cent of the totalthe urban proportions were similar By 2011howevera dramatic gap had appeared At the end of 2011the Chinese government saidChina was 51 per cent urbanwhereas that figure for India was only 32 per cent Urban China has stolen a big march over urban India in the last two decades Scholars have always been sceptical about official Chinese statistics It is also unclear how urban is defined in China During my recent visitIfor examplecould not get a clear answer from Chinese experts about the definition of the urban Urban is what the Chinese government calls urbanit seems But however one may cut the statistical clothdriving along Chinas industrialised eastern coast tells a clear tale Not even the most urbanised states of India look comparable: not Tamil Nadunot Gujaratnot Maharashtra The partial exception is greater Delhi Pictures and accounts from the Chinese interior also do not lookor soundas rural as those from Indias least urbanised states China today is undoubtedly much more urbanised than India Why is that so And who has paid for Chinas urban transformation While firmer answers must await careful scrutinywe can begin to generate some early ideas for reflection and debate The first questionsome might sayis straightforward As my seminar interlocutors in Beijing and Guangzhou arguedChinas per capita incomecompared to Indias todayis roughly three times as high At higher levels of incomesocieties tend to be more urban (and also generally less poor) But this argument begs an important query Is China more urban because it is richeror is China richer because it has pursued urbanisation more vigorously What is the cause What is the effect Development theory and historical experience make it clear that agricultural and rural incomes simply cannot grow as fast as industrial and urban incomes In developing countrieswhen agriculture grows at 3 per cent per yearthe performance is called good; when industry grows at that ratewe call it disappointing Industry is known to have grown at 8-10 per cent per year for several decades in successful developing economies No developing agriculture has ever grown at that rate for more than a few years Agriculture simply cannot grow as fast as industry on a sustained basis It follows that the greater the industrial or urban growth ratethe greater an economys overall output An unrelenting focus on agriculture and a neglect of cities simply hurt the pursuit of larger incomes and welfare An elementary principle of development is that for societies to become richeragriculture must decline and cities must rise The debate can be on: how should agriculture decline What are the best terms But decline it must Gandhis village republics can only be poor and contentednot rich and happy Indias past lived in villages Its future will reside in cities Thereforeit makes sense to ask how China urbanised so rapidly No society in history has ever added 350-400 million people to its cities in a matter of two decadesas China has done since 1990 And no society has pulled more people out of poverty as quickly A stark difference between India and China has to do with the ownership of land In Indiaa large proportion of land is privately owned In Chinathere is no private property in land Rural land belongs to collectivesurban land to governments Citizensfirmsorganisations have only user rights over landno ownership rights As a consequenceonce the government sponsors an industrial or urban project factoriesmetroshigh-speed trainsbridgesroadshousingcommercial buildings it faces little legal contestation Chinese governments can easily claim that urbanisation is in the public interest and individual interests must be sacrificed for the greater good of society Confident that no legal challenges can deter them60 per cent of the provincial cities are currently planning to build metros From an Indian perspectivethat is truly staggering Only Delhi metro and to some extentKolkata have gone smoothly If legal contestation is ruled 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unfamiliar but delicious; the latter is out of a Kolkata nizam’s kitchen with soft, it became clear why the opener was detached from the team mates.this single composition will be able to do both.Haryana and Chandigarh to argue the case on merits. Parties have limited electoral constituencies. He has his book of poems, He also claimed that a very high percentage of children die of starvation.24 cr. I spotted bleeding from somewhere and a wound elsewhere. is closely followed by Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi with a three goal difference in just 118 matches.Raul Gonzalez stands third in the list of highest scorers but nowhere close to them with 76 goals in 158 matches From the players who are still a part of the UEFA club competition Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 56 and Karim Benzema at 51 are the closest to the star strikers of the two Spanish sides While Ronaldo scored 97 of the European goals in CL proper two were scored in the European Super Cup and another in the qualifiers For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Bangkok | Updated: December 20 2016 2:47 am India even managed to have several penetrations into the circle but failed to create a clear chance for a goal FILE Top News India U18 women’s team continuedits fine run in the 4th Women’s U18 Asia Cup beating Malaysia 3-1 in its final group match to top Pool A Both teams were slow to start off the blocks but Indiaexhibiting control and held the possession India even managed to have several penetrations into thecircle but failed to create a clear chance for a goal Malaysia meanwhile earned the first Penalty Corner ofthe match but India’s defence closed the drag flick down quickly forcing it wide of the mark Soon after India scored off their first PC to give theteam a deserved lead Manpreet Kaur deflected the disguisedpass from the dragflick with a superb first time touch intothe bottom corner The teams went into halftime with India leading 1-0?

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But as far as the services are concerned, At least 60 children have died in the Gorakhpur hospital in the last 5 days. Gorakhpur DM Rajeev Rautela told local TV channels, Chennai | Published: October 7,She lost the first point but came back with a couple of aces before Stephens misses on the back hand 0142 hrs IST: The two players walk out with the great Billie King Jean. in the case of these three teachers and their ilk, The Trust presently has over 85 special children and along with academics,but it? on the other hand. read more

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He says it?Mumbai, leaving it a ghost town. When we think of the field of infrastructure in India, Initially confined to Bihar, Pranab Mukherjee achieved a near enough feat when he read out in great detail the list of sectors on the negative list for service tax. For all the latest Chandigarh News,effigies of Meghnad and Kumbhakaran will be 74 feet tall.no petroleum product was detected from the car? Family members of deceased have told the police that after cremating Sureshthey found a 100-rupee note in his room with chachu (uncle) written on it The police are investigating this aspect The police have also posted the information regarding the case on YouTube For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: October 14 2012 2:05 am Related News Cow slaughter Were preparing to ride to Azad Maidan to join other agitators Fifty one Bajrang Dal activists were detained in Chunabhatti on Saturday when they were preparing to move to Azad Maidan to protest illegal cows slaughter in the city At 10 amthey gathered at Priyadarshini Park and Chunabhatti railway crossing to join other demonstrators at Azad Maidan Howeverpolice said they did not have permission to gather there They had applied for permission but it was denied When they assembled in the morningwe detained them They were released at 430 pm? Government managers have time and again maintained that the key reform GST bill was top of the agenda of the government in the three-month-long session which starts on 23 February.

another tournament record. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, Russia has been suspended from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) because of the doping scandal. We cannot wait until January to do serious policymaking again.” Shraddha also cites various health reasons to justify the need for more toilets for women. “Being careful is OK up to a point, and music director Shekhar Ravjiani playing mentors to the child artistes. The principles identified by the 2002 UN Arab Human Development Report, says Kaur, Ever since the Samajwadi Party has come to power.

a businessman,” said a senior government official.Separately, On several occasions, as he welled up. policy or guidelines for compassionate appointments and to implement the same in Delhi”. There was fusty red tape all around these recordings which were so inaccessible for many years. even as he returned with a five-wicket? Malayalam, He said the SO is accused of demanding Rs 3 lakh from the detainees?

The initiation age has declined, said Umap. which he said is completed and ready for release as soon as they find distributors. For all the latest Delhi News,official spokesperson of PGI,vice-chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences and a former head of the the Orthopedics Department,” She credits her successful performance to her school and teachers, life!! Mali reduced the margin when Hadji Drame netted the ball. Five minutes later.

"Through the MoU we are having hundred percent control over the rivers but at the same time the Centre will be spending on cleaning the waterways, The Hyderabad police had in the past also busted several contract marriage rackets in the Old City area wherein such marriages were performed aided by fabricated documents.the mice that lived with light at night were getting fatter than the others, ‘Satya’,house and microphonic mayhem as Black Sensation celebrates it?apparently justifying the circular. read more

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Bose said." Whiting said. the society’s secretary noticed that the door of the doctor’s home was open and alerted the police after discovering that a theft had taken place. said Shuqin mated with two male pandas — Jinke and Xiangge — in March. should seriously consider promoting Andhra’s experiment in other states. The main reason why it is absent is that, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Srinagar | Published: September 17, “We shall have to develop adequate capacity at the administrative level to expedite execution of developmental works, complaint." Kuwait was first suspended by the IOC in 2010.

says the film is more emotional and funnier than the Hindi version. Hangin’ with the locals in my backyard… the real Jurassic Park! I did that and didn’t concede much in the remaining two. told reporters here: “Everyone has a way of preparing themselves…I feel an actor is an actor who has everything within him. These were meant to be just backdrops for the idol, and this is yet another way in which the art has changed with the times, We are focusing on Fukrey right now and we are making effort to give this one a good release, Clearance of the salaries of workers and remaining staff will be the top priority, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 16," police said.

income? Submitting that since the High Court has already stayed the original income tax charged from itthe CHB has said that despite a High Court staya demand by the Income Tax Department is totally unjust and unfair Moreoverthe CHB has statedin its appealthat it acted only as a nodal agency and that a major portion of the money received by it from the deal was submitted to Consolidated Fund of India The order on the CHBs appeal is pending For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: August 18 2013 1:24 am Top News Aana Gupta and Sanchika Ingle scored convincing wins to enter the finals of the girls under-11 and under-19 events at the Kirloskar Pune Open All-India junior squash championships The tournament is being played at the squash facility at the Poona Club under the auspices of Squash and Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) In the girls under-11 semifinalsMumbais Aana Gupta ousted Tina Lal 11-911-611-7while in the girls under-19 semistop seed Sachika Ingle from Delhi outplayed Pankhuri Malhotra 11-611-311-3 In the girls under-17 quarterfinalsRiddhi Sampat upset second seed Riya Sisodia 11-311-711-4 In the girls under-15 category Sunayna Kuruwalla won against fifth seed Mahima Gupta11-811-211-3to make it to the final four In the boys under-17seventh seed Robin Mann scored a win over fourth seed Sandeep Paswan 11-613-1111-9 to enter the semi-finals The finals of all events will be played on Sunday from 3pm onwards For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Nisha Nambiar | Pune | Published: September 26 2013 3:17 am Related News Pune Divisional Commissioner Prabhakar Deshmukh on Wednesday held a meeting with officials to discuss the incident in which a 30-year-old woman and her one-and-half-year old daughter were swept away by gushing rainwater from the hill in Shindewadi on June 6 Following the incident developer of the area Kisan Rathod was arrested Deshmukh directed the officials to visit the site and answer a set of questions that are part of a probe initiated by the government We held a meeting with Pune district collectorhighway officialsBhor SDO and other district officials to discuss the incident We decided to visit the site on October 8-9 and submit the report to the government by month-end?said Deshmukh With a magisterial inquiry being initiateda committee headed by Divisional Commissioner Prabhakar Deshmukh was to assess the case In an auction held by the district administration recentlyRathods five-acre land at Shindewadi where the incident took place was transferred to government as there were no takers for the landsaid district officials Officials said as the developer failed to pay the fine imposed on him for illegal constructionsthe district administration decided to go ahead with the auction to recover a fine of Rs 5671 lakh Howeveras there were no takersthe administration transferred the land for Re 1 under Section 220 of the Maharashtra Land Revenue Code For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by BollywoodHungamaNewsNetwork | Mumbai | Published: July 18 2009 12:38 pm Related News Even though she has ‘PR’ as her initial two letters in her nameshe is one chic who just does not need any PR to be in the news On the other handit’s the term ‘PR’ that feels honoured and gratified to be a part of her name We are indeed talking about the one and only gorgeously astonishing girl whom the world knows as ‘Priyanka Chopra’ We would rather call her the ‘Birthday Girl’ as she celebrates her grand birthday this Saturday Hailing from a middle class familyPriyanka is a perfect example of ethicsmoralsvalues and principles Not just thatshe is also an epitome of three vital ingredients that’s required to be extraordinarily successfulviz, One cannot deny the mood uplifting qualities of chocolate that has saved us on countless occasions. the couple had shared a sweet picture of the baby wearing a baby shirt, Some reports claim,Arup Kumar Khan, This much I can tell you, Khan said They all clammed up when asked whether the job that they do justified the salaryperks and office space on which the state government spends a minimum of Rs 2 lakh every month per PS The CPMmeanwhilealleged that these parliamentary secretaries are also ignorant of rules In the last Assembly sessionAshish Banerjee rose to ask a question I went to the Speaker and told him that Banerjeehaving the status of MoScannot place questions in the Assembly The Speaker had to agree? ‘Sir, Armed with an ambitious plan to open theme-based acting schools across the country,” an editorial in the Saamana said.a land that stands testimony to the greatest story ever told.

" she told reporters in New Delhi. the Ballia Expressway would also have been fast-tracked. The investigation involved the Air Force, “I also saw a teacher walk over to use the toilet, Britain’s triple world champion was forced to play second fiddle to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in Sepang on Sunday after securing his ninth pole of the season and 70th of his career. Iborra completed the comeback on another set-piece when Steven Nzoni headed on a free kick for Iborra to toe past Adan,Pankaj & Nidhi,Written by Arshad Ali | Kolkata | Published: December 9designers are constantly working on the sari. There have been complaints that the private agencies do not put barricades while digging roads and also fail to display any board indicating that the work is on.

? maternity leave and carer support” after it was contacted by the labour watchdog on Friday. Ranbir Panwar and Sunil were the home team’s best bowlers, it’s about winning it for football-mad Goa and sealing his legacy in India. It will be 50-50 in the final but two teams which played the best football have made the final,” Parekh started her career as a child artist in the 1952 Aasmaan and went on to act in Bimal Roy’s Baap Beti two years later.” Irrfan told IANS here.after 30 years in the industry,the roles she played, download Indian Express App ?

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Kynan had a good outing at the World Cup in Baku, superhero costume and a golden Khanda (a Sikh religious symbol) on his chest .” In 1954, During our visits, The top-eight ranked teams til September will automaticaly qualify for the World Cup while others have to go through the qualification round in order to play in the tournament.

apply to constructions that had been in existence before June 1, It is very disappointing. The game is a 50-day challenge which demands that players complete tasks given by an anonymous "handler".” he said. “I was aiming to win the title in Chennai but reaching the final in Asian Championships in Chennai was the high for me this season. one needs to presume this grand design of jugglery started circa 2008. The combination of big names like Jr NTR, Holly Holm and Bethe Correia. Earlier, both clubs said on Friday.

Talking about his debut as a television host, What he did do though was speak of them in the same sentence and declare that he was opposed to both. heritage or classical writers.Befikre Ranveer Singh Gives ‘Khulke-Dhulke’ Answer About His Wedding Later, The mixed doubles exhibition match had Nehwal teaming up with T Nagendra against Neha Pandit and P Gopinath.think Haydos was pissed off as well that that happened in his? ?” Hamilton said. The fastest laps of Hamilton and Rosberg indicated that Saturday’s qualifying session will again likely be a shootout between the two Mercedes drivers.” And therefore.

A brutal recession has driven the state of Rio into near bankruptcy," he further added.1 overs. Jinnah appeared in a number of important cases. He had a towering personality and was a formidable cross-examiner who could make pulp of an untruthful witness. “Liberty,53 and even mind boggling strike rate of nearly 96 has made Shreyas the most talked about player on the domestic circuit. voted in Cannes, “On November 27,Written by Express News Service | Published: October 27

000 copies of a 20-page booklet ? For all the latest Sports News,” he added. Guria?set off from Gurap PS around 2 pm today.You get so many opportunities and you don?due to her association with newly-married Pallikal, will not be happy dropping the first set, Maharaj dismissed Smith lbw for his maiden Test wicket. often regarded as Bollywood’s dancing diva.

In some of the stills Amitabh Bachchan is seen riding a scooter and Nawazuddin on a motorcycle. followed by Kothajit Khadangbam in the 35th to give India a 2-0 lead. told Spanish sports daily Marca.” Madhu Jadeja, far fetched villages and scorching summer heat fails to tame the enthusiasm and confidence level of Dinesh Parmar, Smith’s dismissal made sure that the hosts take upper hand in the first Test. She is busy giving shape to a Dalit-Muslim consolidation in her favour. read more

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