Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SECHAB.bw)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited is an investment holding company with 60% controlling interest in Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KLB) and Botswana Breweries (Pty) Limited. Kgalagadi Breweries produces lager beers, traditional beers, bottled water and soft drinks under license. The brewery has four traditional beer breweries, a clear beer brewery, a sparkling soft drinks production plant and six sales and distribution centres in Botswana. SABMiller has a 40% stake in Kgalagadi Breweries and has management control over the operation; offering manufacturing and technical expertise, brand building and distribution expertise. Botswana Breweries produces traditional opaque beer made from sorghum and maize under the brand names Chibuku and Phafana. The Botswana Development Corporation has a 25.6% shareholding in Sechaba Breweries Holdings Limited.last_img read more

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Communiqué from the meeting of ARCIC III in Durban

first_img Anglican Communion, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Communiqué from the meeting of ARCIC III in Durban An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted May 23, 2014 Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission is the official body appointed by the two Communions to engage in theological dialogue in order that they may come into full communion. It held the fourth meeting of its current phase (ARCIC III), at the Vuleka Centre, Botha’s Hill, Durban (12–20 May 2014). This is the first time in its more than forty year history that ARCIC has met in Africa.A wide range of papers was prepared for the meeting and discussed, taking the Commission further towards its goal of producing an agreed statement. The mandate for this third phase of ARCIC is to explore: the Church as Communion, local and universal, and how in communion the local and universal Church come to discern right ethical teaching.At this meeting, ARCIC III discussed its method and agreed that it would build on that of ARCIC I and II, integrated with the method of receptive ecumenism. In the light of this work, the Schema prepared at the first meeting of ARCIC III in 2011 was revised. Discussions concentrated on the first part of the mandate, the Church as Communion, local and universal. Members reviewed texts from ARCIC II, national Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogues (ARCs), and other ecumenical material on the subject. ARCIC III decided to examine the regional level of the Church in addition to the local and universal. It considered, through papers presented, the impact of culture on the thinking of Christians and the role of the baptized in ecclesial decision-making. The ecclesiological work will be advanced by a drafting team which will bring a preliminary text back to the next meeting.ARCIC III was also mandated to prepare a book presenting the five Agreed Statements of ARCIC II so that they can be received by the respective Communions. The Statements will be accompanied by articles on the method of ARCIC II, its use of Scripture, and major theological themes which emerged in its work, together with introductory material and commentaries. It is planned that the book will be ready for publication following the next meeting.Members of the Commission are grateful to The Rt Revd Rubin Phillip, Anglican Bishop of Natal, for the generous welcome extended to them by him and his Diocese. Particular thanks are due to Mrs Mary Robinson of the Vuleka Trust, and her colleagues at the Centre, whose mission is to equip young people for leadership in South Africa.Bishop Rubin visited the Commission at Vuleka and participated in a discussion of local ecumenism. He and his wife Rose welcomed ARCIC members to their home to meet leaders of the local Anglican, Roman Catholic and Methodist Churches. On the Sunday the bishop presided, together with Archbishop Moxon and Bishop Nicholls, at the Eucharist at the 160 year old St Augustine’s, Umlazi, where ARCIC joined in the vibrant worship of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.Members of the Commission visited the Hillcrest Aids Centre, and a project in Nazareth, Pinetown, run by the Diakonia Council of Churches, which works for social justice and community development with the poorest people.The next meeting will take place near Rome at the end of April 2015, when the Commission will intensify its focus on the second part of its mandate by studying ethical discernment in the Scriptures and by further developing its case study on slavery.As the Commission welcomed the Revd Antony Currer as the new co-secretary, replacing Msgr Mark Langham, it was also conscious that this was the last ARCIC of Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan. Alyson has served the Commission with great efficiency and grace, and members gave thanks for her five years of service.APPENDIX: MEMBERS OF ARCIC III present at the meetingCo-ChairsThe Most Revd Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, EnglandThe Most Revd Sir David Moxon, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy SeeRoman CatholicsThe Revd Robert Christian OP, Angelicum University, RomeThe Revd Adelbert Denaux, Professor Emeritus, Brugge, BelgiumProfessor Paul D. Murray, Durham University, EnglandProfessor Sister Teresa Okure SHCJ,Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt, NigeriaProfessor Janet E. Smith, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, Michigan, USAThe Revd Professor Vimal Tirimanna CSsR, Alphonsianum University, RomeThe Very Revd Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB, Ampleforth Abbey, EnglandAnglicansThe Rt Revd Christopher Hill, The Church of EnglandCanon Dr Paula Gooder, The Church of EnglandThe Rt Revd Nkosinathi Ndwandwe, Anglican Church of Southern AfricaThe Rt Revd Linda Nicholls, The Anglican Church of CanadaThe Revd Canon Peter Sedgwick, The Church in WalesThe Revd Canon Nicholas Sagovsky, The Church of EnglandThe Revd Dr Charles Sherlock, The Anglican Church of AustraliaConsultantThe Revd Odair Pedroso Mateus, Faith and Order Secretariat, World Council of ChurchesStaffThe work of the Commission is supported by the Co-Secretaries, Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan (Anglican Communion Office), The Revd Antony Currer (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity) and Mr Neil Vigers (Administrator, Anglican Communion Office). Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Tags Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

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Top 5 Shows Coming to Netflix in February 2016

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mad Men Season 1. 1. Better Call Saul: Season 1 – The prequel spinoff to “Breaking Bad” follows the fateful career of small-time criminal attorney Jimmy McGill, whose questionable choice of clientele eventually leads him to become meth mogul Walter White’s morally bankrupt lawyer, Saul Goodman. The Lizzie Borden Chronicles: Season 1 – Expanding on the bloody and still-fascinating saga of Lizzie Borden, this fictionalized miniseries depicts theaccused ax-murderer’s life in the years after her exoneration in the killings of her father and stepmother.3. Love: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL – They’ve had plenty of romantic misses. But when a jaded Angeleno meets a nerdy guy, they may figure out this “love” thing. Co-created by Judd Apatow.4. Fuller House: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL – The Full House adventures continue as D.J. Tanner-Fuller calls upon her sister Stephanie and friend Kimmy to move in and help raise her three boys.Lizzie Borden Chronicles5. Mad Men: Season 7: Part 2 – Set in 1960s New York City, this award-winning series takes a peek inside an ad agency during an era when the cutthroat business had a glamorous lure.Here is the full Netflix Schedule for February:February 1A Picture of YouArmageddonBetter Call Saul (Season 1)Charlie’s AngelsCollateral DamageCruel IntentionsA Faster HorseFull Metal JacketGame FaceJennifer 8Johnny EnglishThe Little Engine That CouldThe Lizzie Borden Chronicles (Season 1)Losing IsaiahMasha’s Tales (Season 1)My Side of the MountainPara ElisaPokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of DestructionPokemon: XY (Season 1)Scooby-DooScooby-Doo 2: Monsters UnleashedSin CityStar Trek V: The Final FrontierStardustTalladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky BobbyTeen WitchTin Man: “Search for Emerald”The Year Dolly Parton Was My MomFebruary 2Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the BraveFebruary 3I Love You Phillip MorrisFebruary 4LoveFebruary 5Care Bears & Cousins (Season 2)Hannibal Buress: Comedy CamisadoMad Men (Season 7, Part 2)Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Season 3)February 6Lila & EveFebruary 10DopeThe Girl in the BookFebruary 13The Face of LoveFebruary 15Open SeasonXXYFebruary 16AthsmaAtonementFebruary 17The Returned (Season 2)February 19Cooked (Season 1)Love (Season 1)February 223rd World Cops 2February 23BareFebruary 24Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!February 26Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of DestinyFuller House (Season 1)Theo VonFebruary 27Finding Vivian MaierFebruary 29Ashes and Embers Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSBetter Call SaulLizzie BordenLoveMad Mennetflix Previous articleHow Did Candlemas Day Become Groundhog Day?Next articleApopka Golf & Tennis Club Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

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Border Crossing House / simone subissati architects

first_imgPhotographs:  Alessandro Magi Galluzzi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects “COPY” Design Team:Simone Subissati, Alice CerigioniClients:Carlo ZingaroStructural And Mechanical Engineers:Domenico Lamura, Matteo VirgultiStructural Engineers:Domenico Lamura, Matteo VirgultiMechanical Engineers:Domenico Lamura, Matteo VirgultiCity:PolverigiCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusText description provided by the architects. DESIGNED BY SIMONE SUBISSATI ARCHITECTS, THE BORDER CROSSING HOUSE SITS ON THE HILLS OF THE MARCHE REGION IN ITALY, LETTING THE LANDSCAPE TAKE CENTER STAGE. A SHORT FILM DIRECTED BY FEDERICA BIONDI TELLS ITS SPACES AND ITS PHILOSOPHY.Proudly standing on the hills in the Marche region of Italy, the “Border Crossing House” by Simone Subissati Architects is a private residence that recovers the essential orthography of local rural houses, while evoking the experimentations of some of the protagonists of the Italian radical avantgarde. A building that works with the environment and takes cues from the landscape. A new film by Federica Biondi, set during a day of harvesting, narrates its essential and unique qualities of the house.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziLush grass fields surround the “Border Crossing House”, the private residence built by Simone Subissati Architects in Polverigi, in the hills near Ancona, Italy. Set on a ridge, between the city and the countryside, this house, traversed by the landscape, fits into the territory, exploring the theme of the border and searching for new forms of permeability in space and time. Simone Subissati was trained in the Florentine school of architecture and a pupil of Remo Buti and Gianni Pettena, exponents of the Radical movement. He designed the residence with clean and original forms, bringing together the orthography of traditional rural constructions and the experimentation of various architectural experiences to create a project meant to make a difference. An architecture with a strong conceptual soul, captured by director Federica Biondi in the short film “Rustico” she just completed. “Rustico” tells the story and the poetics of the Border Crossing House and explores its unique luxury, one that does not rely on opulence and ostentation, but on space, freedom and flexibility of use.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziThe rectangular building, covered by an asymmetrical double-pitched roof, runs from east to west, in close relation with the surrounding cultivated land. The presence of numerous openings, different in shape and function, turns the house into a sort of device that connects the hilly landscape with the intimate, domestic space. The Border Crossing House designed by Simone Subissati is the outcome of a reflection on inhabited space seen as a threshold: the house relies upon its relationship with the outdoors, intended as a territory extended to the extreme of one’s gaze. No fences guard the Border Crossing House. It is located at the edge of the town of Polverigi, where cultivated fields are. Grass reaches the very edge of the house, which is surrounded only by a thin pavement. A strip of decorative perennial grasses ideally envelopes the house, as if it belonged to the fields (cultivated with wheat, barley, field beans, sunflower).Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi Galluzzi“The idea was to overflow, to break the boundaries, without following conventions whereby the private living space is separated from the agricultural workspace.”Simone Subissati.The ground floor, dedicated to the living area, is characterized by the presence of a deep red coating (the main body is made of iron painted with an anti-rust primer). The upper floor, in addition to housing the sleeping area, also includes a large open space contained by a light frame covered with a micro-perforated and pre-tensioned membrane. It distinguishes itself by the color white and it gets completely illuminated at night. A large central portion of the volume is left open on the ground floor and can be crossed from side to side. In addition to this opening in the building, large sections of the metal enclosure easily turn into apertures thanks to the windows, which, when opened, are orthogonal to the facade. This allows the living room, kitchen, and spa to establish a direct relationship with the outside space. Thanks to these devices, the volume of the building appears almost to be hovering over the ground. This perception is also enhanced by the presence of the swimming pool, placed perpendicular to the house and surrounded by grass, reminiscent of the water- collection tanks used for irrigation.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziThe upper floor is accessed by a wooden staircase with an elementary structure, painted white. From it, one accesses the most private area of the house, where bedrooms are hosted. For the rooms, instead of simple windows, Subissati designs visual devices, which he calls “diaphragms.” As on the ground floor, windows here do also allow one to contemplate both sides of the landscape. Although very small in size, these openings have been designed to create surprising optical effects. A play of mirrors, arranged to completely cover the side openings of the windows, multiplies the views of the surrounding landscape. Protected by a simple chicken coop net, a balcony leads to a space where the winter garden and a second living room are hosted. This section of the building is made of wood and covered with a micro-perforated membrane that during the day allows natural light to filter inside the house and at night turns the Border Crossing House into a sort of large lamp.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi Galluzzi“I was fascinated by the rural houses of my grandparents and relatives in the Marche countryside, characterized by a straightforward simplicity, a true essentiality that is very different from today’s trendy poetic of minimalism. They were houses that could be crossed from room to room, the workspace on the ground floor, connected and open on both sides.” Simone Subissati.A playful attitude led Simone Subissati to think of the project as an assembly process. In this sense, the Border Crossing House tends to become a metaphysical element, a sort of archetype of the rural house elaborated through a constant reference to ‘memory’ and ‘play’. Simone Subissati’s project, devoid of any vernacular temptation, is committed to contemporaneity. Guided by a strong conceptual – rather than formal – inspiration, Simone Subissati avoids any contemporary mannerism in his choice of materials and furnishings. The furniture is all custom designed by the architect himself as his aim was to create a space that would feel “both eternal and open towards the future.”His compositional alphabet describes a sense of openness and lightness, while also offering a sense of flexibility that involves the whole house from its spaces to the furniture.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi GalluzziThe structure of the building is made of steel, except for the volume on the upper floor, accommodating the open space, made of laminated wood and covered with micro-perforated metal sheets. The remaining part of the upper floor is finished with a self-cleaning plaster. The pilasters from which the structure on the ground floor takes shape and to which the swings of the doors and of the windows are aligned, also accommodate drains and ventilation ducts. A rainwater collection network is connected with the underground tanks for water supply. The building responds to passive bioclimatic standards, as it allows a thermal gain in the cold months and a natural cooling in the warm months, thanks to cross-ventilation (no air conditioning is provided) and the chimney effect.Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi Galluzzi“For the Border Crossing House, I imagined a space that would feel as if it was “inherited.” I wanted it to be the least opulent it could be: it is meant to feel “as if it had always been there” though being contemporary and in many ways very distant from tradition. So essential that you can almost think of it as a temporary place as if it were an outdoor park. A light, flexible space that, as if it was there already, could now be reclaimed. A space without frills and without luxury, just like the buildings of the rural tradition where people both lived and worked.” Simone Subissati.The furnishings are in solid ash wood, used with all its parts – bark, knots, and splits – and dyed white. Or in pre-finished board panels of pine (for doors, doors and secondary partitions, such as the walk-in closet that also acts as bed headboard and bathroom / spa block on the ground floor). The kitchen countertops, the sink and the basins are customs made in cement and quartz, designed by the architect. 2019 Border Crossing House / simone subissati architectsSave this projectSaveBorder Crossing House / simone subissati architects Project gallerySee allShow less ArchDaily Italy Save this picture!© Alessandro Magi Galluzzi+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year:  Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: simone subissati architects Area Area of this architecture project Border Crossing House / simone subissati architects CopyAbout this officesimone subissati architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookPolverigiItalyPublished on December 16, 2019Cite: “Border Crossing House / simone subissati architects” 15 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Lead Architect: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930204/border-crossing-house-simone-subissati-architects Clipboard Share Photographs CopyHouses•Polverigi, Italy Manufacturers: Secco Sistemi, Ceadesign, Effegibi, Serge Ferrari, Clivet, Green Energy Service, Renato Sebastianelli, Renzo Serafini, Schuco, Steel Form, Vivai Manfrica Simone Subissati Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/930204/border-crossing-house-simone-subissati-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

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Exchange CS offers free online supplier sourcing tool to charities

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 November 2003 | News Collaborative sourcing service Exchange CS is allowing non-profit groups to make online price checks or quote requests to a large number of suppliers. Exchange CS’s online database currrently lists 3,595 suppliers, many of whom they say “have expressed an interest in supplying to charities at favourable/discounted rates.” These suppliers also “regularly advertise special offers and promotions for charity groups.”Charities and non-profit groups can register at no charge and then post a request for services which is then sent to the suppliers in the database. Once the deadline for responses has passed buyers can login, view all responses and then contact suitable suppliers. Requests can range from reams of paper to legal services. Advertisement Exchange CS offers free online supplier sourcing tool to charities About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img A further tool, ExchangeDonator, allows groups to apply for various donated goods ranging from IT equipment to office furniture and services such as accountancy and legal advice. Details of donations are sent by e-mail to all registered users.Unfortunately they’ve called their charity section “Charity Buyer”, which probably won’t please the team at www.charitybuyer.com which lists suppliers relevant to the charity and non-profit sector. Tagged with: Digital Finance Management  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Philadelphia IAC: 20 years of struggle

first_imgIAC leaders Berta Joubert-Ceci, Betsey Piette and Joe Piette, Jan. 6.Photo: Sandy JonesThe Philadelphia Chapter of the International Action Center celebrated its 20th anniversary with a benefit dinner on Jan. 6, featuring national IAC co-director, Sara Flounders, and Pam Africa, of International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal.In addition to short statements of solidarity from Patrice Parmstead, Building Peoples Power; Ray Martinez, Service Employees Local 668; and Wafai Diaz, Temple University Students for Justice in Palestine, the crowd was treated to revolutionary poetry by Palestinian writer Susan Abulhawa and Puerto Rican spoken-word artist Julia Lopez, along with songs by Kevin Price and a slide show of photographs featuring two decades of IAC political activities.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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HAT Market Analysis for 6/3/21 with Mike Silver, Kokomo Grain

first_img HAT Market Analysis for 6/3/21 with Mike Silver, Kokomo Grain Facebook Twitter SHARE Home News Feed HAT Market Analysis for 6/3/21 with Mike Silver, Kokomo Grain By Eric Pfeiffer – Jun 3, 2021 Corn lost momentum from the overnight trade and early morning to finish lower and soybeans gave back yesterday’s gains. Kokomo Grain’s Mike Silver has analysis.Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/market-analyst-podcast.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleKettler: Big Changes Coming to the Western Lake Erie BasinNext articleIndiana Crops Welcome Hot Weather Eric Pfeiffer SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Women to Study “Mercy Triumphs” at La Cañada Presbyterian Church

first_img Beth MooreThe women of La Cañada Presbyterian Church will be offering an on-campus Small Group experience, studying the book of James through the popular book James: Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore. The small group study will meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., starting April 17 and ending on June 5. The cost is $20.00, which covers the cost of the book and study materials. Childcare is available.Topics in the study will include: joy, hardship, and faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer. Participants will enjoy fellowship, spiritual growth and encouragement for all women in a shared journey of faith for every season in their lives.“Beth Moore is one of the most gifted women’s bible study teachers today. She communicates with great energy, passion, humor, warmth, and grace. I personally have enjoyed growing through James: Mercy Triumphs. I look forward to this women’s study on Tuesday mornings. All are welcome,” said Heather Wills, who will be leading the study.To sign up for the study, contact Heather Wills at [email protected] and for more information about this and other great programs at La Cañada Presbyterian Church, please visit www.lacanadapc.org or call (818) 790-6708.About La Cañada Presbyterian ChurchLa Cañada Presbyterian Church (LCPC) began in 1948 with 158 members and a vision to reach the world for Jesus Christ. That early church was built quite literally on faith and charity from remainder brick and an operating budget that turned just about all of its revenue into active ministry. Through 65 years of outreach, LCPC grew to 2,000 active attendees doing ministry throughout Southern California and in 40 countries around the world. In 2010 the church completed a campus expansion which doubled its physical base for ministry and kept its historical sanctuary as the heart of the new grounds.La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada, (818) 790-6708 or visit www.lacanadapc.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Faith & Religion Events Women to Study “Mercy Triumphs” at La Cañada Presbyterian Church Published on Friday, April 13, 2012 | 2:36 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Community News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Business News Subscribe Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Huntington Acquires Significant Collection of Books and Manuscripts by Novelist Evelyn Waugh

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Required fields are marked *center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment More Cool Stuff Literary Arts Huntington Acquires Significant Collection of Books and Manuscripts by Novelist Evelyn Waugh Gift of Loren and Frances Rothschild establishes The Huntington as aleading center for the study of the great English satirist From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 16, 2014 | 11:07 am Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has acquired an extensive collection of rare books and manuscripts by Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966), considered one of the greatest English prose satirists of the 20th century. The collection establishes The Huntington as one of the premier centers of Waugh studies in the world.The trove—with some 250 rare books and reference books and 135 letters and manuscripts—is a gift of Loren and Frances Rothschild; Loren is a longtime book collector and current member of The Huntington’s five-person board of trustees.“We are grateful to Loren and Frances for both having the foresight to collect these materials and then giving them to The Huntington to continue their legacy,” said David Zeidberg, Avery Director of the Library at The Huntington. “It’s worth pointing out that Loren is the kind of collector who becomes a life-long scholar of his passions. He has wonderful instincts for identifying books and manuscripts that will prove to be of significant value to scholars as well as collectors.”According to John Wilson, associate professor of English at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania and founder of the Waugh Society, the Rothschilds’ gift establishes The Huntington as the second leading center of Waugh studies in the world, second only to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, which acquired Waugh’s library in several batches from 1961 to 1991. Other institutions with Waugh holdings include the British Library, the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, the New York Public Library, Georgetown University, Leeds University, Leicester University, and Notre Dame University.The Waugh collection strengthens The Huntington’s holdings in 20th-century literature, which already include significant archives of Conrad Aiken, Kingsley Amis, Charles Bukowksi, Octavia Butler, Kent Haruf, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Christopher Isherwood, Hilary Mantel, and Wallace Stevens, among many others. Amis admired Waugh’s writing; as a result, he owned a number of Waugh items that came to The Huntington with his collection. Isherwood too shared a connection with Waugh, having co-written the screenplay to Waugh’s 1948 novel The Loved One. The Huntington archive of journalist, travel writer, and biographer Patrick Balfour, 3rd Baron Kinross (1904–1976), includes many Waugh letters as well. Waugh contemporaries John Betjeman, Cyril Connolly, Anthony Powell, and Christopher Sykes are also represented in The Huntington’s collections.“This gift moves us significantly forward in our literary holdings,” says Sara S. “Sue” Hodson, curator of literary manuscripts at The Huntington. “It gives us a significant collection for another major 20th-century author.”Waugh’s early novels—Decline and Fall (1928), Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934), and Scoop (1938)—place him among the best, if not the best, English prose satirists since Jonathan Swift, according to scholars. Says Loren Rothschild: “Vile Bodies compares favorably to The Great Gatsby in capturing the frantic, frivolous, and dissolute culture of the 1920s.” Christopher Hitchens wrote that “Scoop endures because it is a novel of pitiless realism; the mirror of satire held up to catch the Caliban of the press corps.” A Handful of Dust, Waugh’s mordantly hilarious takedown of English upper class society between the wars, is generally acknowledged to be one of the 100 best novels of the 20th century.Waugh’s Sword of Honour trilogy—Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, and Unconditional Surrender—has been described as a brilliant, devastatingly satirical, and hilarious autobiographical account of the experiences of an English officer during World War II. Waugh described Brideshead Revisited, made more famous by the 1981 BBC production, as “nothing less than an attempt to trace the workings of the divine purpose in a pagan world, in the lives of an English Catholic family, half-paganized themselves, in the world of 1923–39. It is not meant to be funny, but instead is intended for those who look to the future with black forebodings and need more solid comfort than rosy memories.”Waugh converted to Catholicism in 1930, and his several books and articles with Catholic themes (including Brideshead)—and about notable Catholics—remain of substantial interest to Catholic intellectuals and scholars. His travel books rank him among the best travel writers of his generation. Among the works given to The Huntington by the Rothschilds is the handwritten manuscript of Waugh’s early travel book, Ninety-Two Days—acquired from a direct descendent of Diana Cooper, Waugh’s long-time friend and the dedicatee of the book. The collection also includes Waugh’s hand-corrected typescript of his first novel, Decline and Fall, with the title page showing the alternate titles Picaresque, The Making of an Englishman, and A Study in Discouragement. Waugh crossed out each before settling on Decline and Fall, the first of many satires of British society.In addition, the new collection includes the 17-page annotated original typed manuscript of The Hopeful Pontiff, Waugh’s essay on Pope John XXIII; more than 100 letters between Waugh and his English publisher, Chapman & Hall; and a series of unpublished letters relating to the risk of a libel lawsuit resulting from the publication in the United States of The Loved One, Waugh’s satire on Forest Lawn, the Los Angeles–based funeral business.Among the most engaging items in the collection is a copy of The Cynic, a rare 1916 subversive alternative to the official school journal, co-edited by Waugh, then a 13-year-old student at Heath Mount School. There is also a copy of the Broom, a short-lived 1923 publication with a story written by Waugh while at Oxford. The collection contains scores of Waugh’s articles, essays, and fiction published in periodicals, in some cases as the only or the true first editions of the work. Finally, critical, biographical, and bibliographic secondary research materials accompany the collection.For more information, visit huntington.org. Business Newslast_img read more

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Cassini Coverage Lands an Emmy Nomination

first_img 2 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes This artist’s rendering shows Cassini as the spacecraft makes one of its final five dives through Saturn’s upper atmosphere in August and September 2017.The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominated NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for Outstanding Original Interactive Program for its coverage of the Cassini mission’s Grand Finale at Saturn, including news, web, education, television and social media efforts.In 2017, after nearly 20 years in space and 13 years revealing the wonders of Saturn, NASA’s Cassini orbiter was running out of fuel. As a final act, Cassini began a whole new mission — its Grand Finale. This journey into the unknown would end with a spectacular plunge into the planet. JPL created a multi-month digital campaign to celebrate the mission’s science and engineering accomplishments and communicate why the spacecraft must meet its end in the skies of Saturn.Cassini’s first, daring dive into the unexplored space between the giant planet and its rings kicked off the campaign on April 26, 2017. It culminated on Sept. 15, 2017, with live coverage of Cassini’s plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, with the spacecraft sending back science to the very last second.The multi-faceted campaign included regular updates on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and the Cassini mission website; multiple live social, web and TV broadcasts during which reporter and public questions were answered; a dramatic short film to communicate the mission’s story and preview its endgame; multiple 360-degree videos, including NASA’s first 360-degree livestream of a mission event from inside JPL mission control; an interactive press kit; a steady drumbeat of articles to keep fans updated with news and features about the people behind the mission; state-standards aligned educational materials; a celebration of art by amateur space enthusiasts; and software to provide real-time tracking of the spacecraft, down to its final transmission to Earth.The Primetime Emmys will be awarded by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles on Sept. 17. The Creative Arts Emmys, which includes interactive awards, will be presented during a separate ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. JPL, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. JPL designed, developed and assembled the Cassini orbiter.More information about Cassini: https://www.nasa.gov/cassini and https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov Business News Subscribe HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Science and Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Cassini Coverage Lands an Emmy Nomination From JPL/NASA Published on Friday, July 13, 2018 | 11:09 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

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…in brief

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. …in briefOn 11 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Thisweek’s news in briefNHSstaff surveyAlmost400,000 staff are taking part in the first national NHS staff survey, with alltrusts in England surveying some staff. The survey replaces trusts’ own annualstaff surveys, and will allow them to benchmark themselves against other NHSorganisations.  www.chi.nhs.ukDiscriminationguideArbitrationand conciliation service Acas has published draft guides on discrimination onthe grounds of sexual orientation and religion and/ or belief. The guidesprovide a comprehensive summary of the new law, case studies, best practiceguidelines, and a Q&A section.  www.acas.org.ukOnlinesafetyTheEuropean Agency for Safety and Health at Work has launched a new online guideto handling dangerous substances. It covers the main risks associated withworking with dangerous substances, and allows users to choose from more than 40key topics or by economic sector.  http://europe.osha.eu.int/good_practice/risks/dangerous_substances/index.phpLow-wagecultureMorethan 260,000 jobs in the UK pay less than the legal minimum wage, according tothe latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics. However, thisrepresents a fall of 70,000 since the last low pay estimate in spring 2002.  www.statistics.gov.ukMenget the voteDespitethe drive for workplace sexual equality, the majority of the UK workforce wouldstill prefer to work for a male boss, according to a poll of nearly 3,500 UKemployees by recruitment website Monster.  www.monster.co.uklast_img read more

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Postdoctoral Fellow

first_imgResponsibilities:conduct rigorous and original scienceindependently design, perform, and interpret experimentspublish high quality, peer-reviewed researchparticipate in grant writingsupervise research trainees and/or technicians A new postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately inVivek Thumbigere Math’s lab at the University of Maryland School ofDentistry. We are seeking for an enthusiastic and highly motivatedscientist to join the NIH funded research program studyingmolecular genetics and immunoinflammatory responses in periodontaldisease. The candidate will have access to cutting-edge cell,animal, and patient based models of periodontal disease.The successful candidate will benefit from ongoing collaborationswith NIH on a wide range of basic science and translationalresearch, as well as vibrant community of interactive research labsat the University of Maryland. Available position has comprehensivecareer development and training opportunities in preparation for asuccessful independent career in academia or industry.Qualifications :Requirements:DDS and/or PhD in a relevant field and have training inmicrobiology, immunology, and/or bone biology.Experience in microbial genomics, bacterial virulence,biofilms, cell culture and tissue engineering, and mouse workincluding bone marrow transplantation.Candidates with experience in oral microbiology will receivespecial consideration.A strong publication track record with excellent written andverbal communication skills.Internal drive to reach the next career level with a teammember attitude.Prepared to collaborate on multidisciplinary researchprojects. Salary and Benefits:The postdoc candidate will be offered competitive salary and fringebenefits as per University of Maryland policy and NIH guidelines.Appointment may be renewed dependent upon satisfactory performanceand continued funding.last_img read more

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“READERS FORUM” FEBRUARY 8, 2018

first_imgTodays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the Evansville City Council should resend the “3-Minutes Governmental Censorship” speaking rule? If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?We hope that today’s “Readers Forum” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? We are extremely pleased to learn that 5th Ward City Councilman Justin Elpers will try to strike down the unreasonable “3-Minute Governmental Censorship” rule created by former City Council President Missy Mosby.  The “3-Minutes Governmental Censorship” rule was strictly enforced by President Mosby and several Council members on citizens of this community. When citizens of this community happened to speak over three (3) minutes at a City Council meeting they were told to stop speaking and sit down. This rule doesn’t allow enough time for people addressing council to make their point and needs to be repealed. HERE IS WHATS ON OUR MIND TODAY: Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily. Members of the Evansville City Council will have a final vote on this “Governmental Censorship” issue on February, 26th, 2018.  we urge you to join Councilman Elpers attempt to strike down this unreasonable rule that is presently being enforced on citizens of this community at City Council meetings.  We believe that putting an unreasonable time limit on speech at any Governmental meeting should never be allowed in a freedom loving society? We give five (5) cheers to Councilman Justin Elpers for doing the right thing for the citizens of Evansville! EDITOR’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Dovemart demonstrates the Easy Piper

first_imgDovemart’s Easy Piper was one of the talking points of BIE. The piping dispenser just needs a gentle touch to dispense icing, butter creme, warm chocolate, Vienna mix – almost every filling and topping including savoury ones, such as mashed potato and sausage roll filling.Invented by Ed Dittmar from Idaho, the Easy Piper is aimed at bakers producing around 25 cakes a day or upwards. It is not hosed, so the operator can move around. It comprises a rubber tube, filled under pressure by a charger (20lb per square inch), which causes the tube to expand and become the pipe. The operator can use the pipe, which has a release nozzle, three times faster, according to Dovemart.Three savoy bags, which can hold three different ingredients at one time form part of a special hanging contraption. The filling can be poured or scooped in as normal and is then pumped through to the rubber tube, alias the Easy Piper. Patented worldwide it is already used in hundreds of major companies and retailers in the US and Canada.RRP: £7,600 (three-bag system)[http://www.dovemart.co.uk]== VacMap shows off its style ==Machinery manufacturer Ilapak showed various innovations at the recent Interpack show in Germany from 24 to 30 April.For the first time at an exhibition, the company demonstrated a fully operational version of its VacMap flow wrapper, a system that allows bakery manufacturers to produce high-quality flow-wrap packs with the same shelf-life as thermoformed packs, but at a lower cost. Shown wrapping fresh pizzas, the VacMap technology offers a three-in-one packaging solution – flow-wrap, MAP and VacMap – which the company claims provides a low-cost method of prolonging the shelf-life of bakery products without the use of an alcohol spray or thermoforming.Also on show was the latest addition to the Ilapak Carrera range, the Carrera 4000.This is the first of Ilapak’s new range of horizontal packaging machines, designed to enable lowest cost per pack to be achieved by optimising machine size and performance through an incremental modular design, according to the firm.Customers are able to future-proof their equipment, as the machine allows configuration changes, simply by exchanging or adding new modules.[http://www.ilapak.com]== Salvis offers a fresh approach ==Hertfordshire-based firm Exclusive Ranges has introduced the Salvis ’Fresh & Smart’ line of mobile front cooking stations, allowing bakers to cook in front of customers without unwanted smells and steam.Almost odourless baking is now possible, said the firm, even in enclosed spaces and without an extractor hood, thanks to a special suction system fitted above the station. This directs steam and unwanted smells directly downwards into a filter, eliminating up to 92% of odours, said the firm.The units are mobile and three versions are available, all interchangeable. Each can be fitted with a range of Salvis Smartline appliances.[http://www.exclusiveranges.co.uk]== Frimovel sets up in the UK ==Lancashire-based firm Frimovel UK has secured sole UK distribution rights for Portuguese Frimovel refrigerated counters.The ergonomic patisserie counter, aimed at bakery and food outlets comes in a variety of styles and designs and is accompanied by a nationwide service agreement.Counters are available as refrigerated, ambient and heated versions in several sizes, as well as corner units. All of these can be multiplexed. The cabinet range also has a wide range of decor options and bespoke solutions to complement various shop styles.Frimovel UK managing director Eddie Ashworth says: “Frimovel cabinets offer a high-quality solution at an affordable price. They are hard to beat in price versus quality terms. The new arrangement will allow our customers to purchase the counters direct, without having to be tied to a particular shop-fitter.”[http://www.frimovel.co.uk]== Ireks thinks along mini-cake lines ==Many customers who stop for a coffee or tea do not always want a full-size cake or Danish pastry and are therefore much more likely to be tempted by a mini-cake.This is the thinking behind the Bandolini mix, launched by Ireks at the Baking Industry Exhibition (BIE), which is used to make mini-cakes.Bandolinos or ’gugelhupfs’ (ball cakes) are mini-cakes with different tastes and variations which revive a classic 17th century recipe.There are numerous versions of the Bandolino and its sister Spelt and Yoghurt Cake-Mix. Ireks says both products can be processed quickly and easily both for baked and unbaked goods. Additionally, both remain fresh and moist for a long time.Bandolino mix provides a golden yellow colour, while Spelt and Yoghurt stands out due to its slightly nutty and yoghurt-fresh taste.Mini-cake lines that can be quickly and easily made up include Coffeelino, Chocolino, and Fruitino. Ireks is offering a silicon baking tray with 35 small Bandolino moulds.Ireks has also launched Avena Vital mix. With more than 60% of oats in the mix it is designed to offer a healthy looking and tasting loaf.Neil Woods, sales manager UK said: “Avena Vital is a bread where you can really experience the full taste of oats. As well as their special taste and numerous valuable ingredients they are now being rediscovered by more and more consumers.”Ireks specialises in mixes, improvers and brewing malts. It was founded more than 150 years ago and supplies to more than 70 countries.[http://www.ireks.com]== Cornish firm expands its repertoire ==Handmade pasty manufacturer Proper Cornish has expanded into the premium snack arena, with the launch of a grab-and-go range of mini Cornish shortbread biscuits.The move marks the company’s first venture into brand extension and uses the expertise gained through its acquisition of Cornish biscuit brand Furniss of Cornwall.The range includes Cornish Clotted Cream Mini Shortbread Fingers and All Butter Mini Shortbread with Belgian Chocolate, all available in cases of 18 x 75g bags.Proper Cornish managing director Phil Ugalde said: “We are confident these will be a winner with the increasing number of consumers who demand quality bite size treats.”RSP: £1.29[http://www.propercornish.co.uk]== Top toppings for Unifine ==Hot on the heels of a new trend in France, Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients launched toppings and fillings for éclairs at BIE, including fruity flavours such as strawberry. Also new were muffin and cupcake items with rustic-look cases that open out into four quarters.Wrappable icing celebrated its third birthday at BIE. “This versatile icing has proved a real asset to bakers,” said Unifine’s Simon Solway. “It is freeze/thaw stable and has a shelf life of six months. And it has now been launched in an industrial version for in-line production.”[http://www.unifine-fbi.com]== Natural launch for Dawn ==Sweet bakery and ingredients supplier Dawn Foods launched a range of new icings, toppings and fillings at BIE this year, all of which feature all-natural colours and flavours for the first time.The new toppings range includes Caramel Glossy topping, Spread and Gloss Chocolate topping, Lemon, Banana & Orange Fruit Bits, Premium Strawberry & Cherry fruit fillings.Also on show for the first time was Dawn’s new yeast-raised Donut Base, designed for the production of American- style donuts.The product is suitable forsheet-cut, mechanically moulded and pressure-cut donutprocessing and offers low-fat absorption.[http://www.dawnfoods.com]last_img read more

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Whole Earth Sweetener Co launches in UK

first_imgWhole Earth Sweetener Co, which produces low-calorie sweeteners, has launched in the UK.America-based Whole Earth Sweetener Co is bringing its “ground-breaking innovation” to the low-calorie sweetener category this month.Having successfully launched in the US, the brand’s new generation of stevia products will be available in Sainsbury’s.The range includes brown cane sugar with stevia, which is aimed at the bakery market and “complements the sweetness of the stevia leaf extract with cane sugar, creating gold-standard crunchy crystals, bringing a rich sweetness to all baked goods”, said the company.It added in a statement: “Use half the quantity for the same sweetness as regular sugar, resulting in 50% fewer calories.”last_img read more

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Rolling up their sleeves

first_imgNEW ORLEANS — It was just past noon on Monday (March 15) when Clifton Dawson ’07 steadied himself on an aluminum stepladder.  Ahead of the former Crimson running back was a task more daunting than the NFL tacklers he dodged for his three professional seasons: painting a shotgun-style house the size of a rail car.“It’s a small house, “ he said, “but it’s a big job.”Dawson was in charge of a team of Harvard alumni tasked with painting the exterior of the peeling frame house. Other crews rolled powder blue paint onto interior walls, mowed the wide lawn, and painted another house nearby. The concrete steps, a handsome rust red, were already done.The alumni were the first to take part in “Alternative Spring Break,” a tradition of public service initiated by the student-run Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA), which is sponsoring 11 trips this year. It’s a concept that the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) has embraced.“Last year, I went and sat on the beach by myself, “ said Margaret Richards, Ed.M. ’05. “It was kind of boring.” Volunteers may be drawn these days to Haiti or Chile, she said, but they are places where — unlike New Orleans — “good intentions get in the way.”New York City dentist Mercedes Franklin, Harvard School of Dental Medicine ’74, had been to New Orleans many times to do charity dental work in the city where her parents had met in the 1930s. But this time she came armed with a paint roller. “We’re helping,” she said.Less than five years ago, courtesy of Hurricane Katrina, seawater had lapped over the window frames of the modest white house on Harrison Avenue in Gentilly, a New Orleans neighborhood where every third house is still empty.Dawson, Franklin, and 21 others will work through Saturday (March 20), putting the two houses in shape on behalf of the Pentecost Baptist Church next door. The church’s pastor, the Rev. Lionel Davis Sr., stood on the lawn between the two houses, remembering the day when Katrina buried a vibrant neighborhood in water and swept 40 percent of his congregation into other neighborhoods and cities. How high was the water? He held one hand up to his neck.Davis looks forward to summer when — finances willing — the house that Dawson’s crew was working on would have new flooring, electrical work, and plumbing. Then it would be ready for use as a neighborhood resource center for job seekers still knocked low by the 2005 storm. The other building would house an after-school program. “This is one of those communities,” he said of his neighbors, “where you have to bring them from nowhere to somewhere.”Nearby, in the Broadmoor section of New Orleans, the theme of the last five years has been the same: going somewhere from nowhere. And Harvard students are helping, whether it’s on spring break this year or during internships in January and over the summer.Angela Primbas ’12 co-directs an alternative spring break program in Broadmoor, where Katrina left houses 10 feet under water and where many streets are still heaving and undulant from the flooding. (Officially, Broadmoor is 85 percent rebuilt.)Some of the volunteers are working as math and writing tutors at Andrew H. Wilson School, a new charter school where half of all fourth-graders are at risk of not passing a state exam required for promotion. They were in kindergarten when Katrina struck, a disaster that kept some of them out of school for two years.Fourth-grader Daishawn Tobias (right) studies with Schuyler Milender ’13 during the Phillips Brooks House Association Alternative Spring Break program aimed at helping students at Andrew H. Wilson School in New Orleans. To learn firsthand about the Harvard students’ experience, visit /servicebreak/.One of the tutors is Schuyler Milender ’13, who on Monday spent her first day at Wilson, a glittering school built out from a two-wing building wrecked in the hurricane.After just one semester at Harvard, she was “inundated by opportunity and experience,” said Milender, and wanted to express her gratitude by giving back to others. Blogging about her alternative spring break helps too, since that involves “reflecting and digesting and processing,” she said. “I’m learning a lot. It’s putting things in perspective.”Other Harvard undergraduates work on two of the many projects under way at the nonprofit Broadmoor Development Corp. (BDC). One is EnviRenew, a weatherization and conservation program aimed at reducing energy bills. The other helps owners of blighted houses to navigate the legal system.BDC executive director Hal Roark called it “intellectual work,” involving analysis and data gathering that shows how public service trips aren’t just about gutting houses. He draws volunteers to Broadmoor from colleges and universities that include Harvard, Yale, Notre Dame, Tulane, and Bard.Doug Ahlers was in Roark’s office Monday. He’s director of the Broadmoor Project at the Harvard Kennedy School. Since early 2006, he said, “Harvard wanted to do a long-term commitment to a specific neighborhood.” As for student volunteers, he said, “real contributions are made.”Harvard students acknowledge the advantages of an alternative spring break, including the satisfaction of doing good, and immersion in cultures, places, and issues that are not familiar or are hard to find in a classroom.Though learning often involves books, said Obi Okwara ’12, who is on the Broadmoor team, “there’s another type of learning that takes place with experience.”Terry Ding ’11, co-director of the Broadmoor trip, had been there three times on PBHA trips. The experiences, he said, “made me angry, and inspired.”That’s another legacy of volunteers at Broadmoor and elsewhere, said Roark. They come back, they inspire others to visit, and they return as leaders who supply a continuum in the long slog to rebuild New Orleans.“Even though students may change from trip to trip,” he said, “the leadership continues.”New Orleans and places like it constitute living classrooms beyond the cultural and geographic confines of Cambridge. Luxuriant palms droop over highway median strips. Narrow canals glitter between apartment complexes. Houses, even on ordinary streets, have a compact elegance and style.Then there is the French Quarter, where a few students repaired Sunday night on the St. Charles streetcar for dinner at the River’s Edge and to eat beignets. This is, after all, spring break too.“It was so great,” said Lisa Akorli ’12, “to see how alive the city is.”Founded in 1904, PBHA is student-run and staff-supported. It has about 1,400 volunteers, making it the largest student group at Harvard.Noted PBHA alumni include President Franklin Roosevelt, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter, education writer Jonathan Kozol, and Roger Baldwin, founder of the American Civil Liberties Union.This year, PBHA oversees 85 service and social action programs, including literacy, mentoring, health advocacy visitation, and tutoring. In the Boston area, 10,000 residents benefit.But PBHA also casts its public service net wider, sponsoring “alternative spring break” trips. In the past, students have fanned out along the East Coast and into the South to help rebuild churches, renovate houses, fix playgrounds, and tutor students.This year, there are 10 PBHA alternative spring break trips to domestic locations. Another will be overseas. One of four Habitat for Humanity trips is in El Salvador, with 14 Harvard undergraduates taking part. On the U.S. side, there are trips to New York City, Washington, D.C., Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama (two), Mississippi, and New Orleans (two). PBHA alumni will take their own alternative spring breaks, to New Orleans and Jackson, Miss.Participants say the benefits of alternative spring breaks go both ways, to those helped and to those helping.Marcel E. Moran ’11, a human and evolutionary biology concentrator from Eliot House, is taking his third domestic public service trip. “I keep coming back to them,” he wrote, “because no other time during the year do I feel as connected to the people around me, both from Harvard and the community.”Moran went to Hayneville, Ala., this spring, part of a team helping to rebuild a church damaged by fire. He and the Harvard cohort were to meet with the congregation and then travel to the church to assess needed repairs to the interior, including wiring and paint.“As much as we tangibly help these congregations that have faced disaster,” wrote Moran, who helped replace another church last year, “our time together with them helps put our entire Harvard experience in perspective.”To read the students’ Service Break blog and view images capturing their experience.last_img read more

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CVPS to buy Rochester electric

first_imgCVPSs newcustomers will also be covered by the companys SERVE Standards, a series of 17standards that measure everything from reliability to customer service, and arereported to state regulators.  SERVEstands for Serving Everyone with Reliability, Value and Excellence. Forward-Looking StatementsStatements contained in this report that are nothistorical fact are forward-looking statements intended to qualify for thesafe-harbors from the liability established by the Private SecuritiesLitigation Reform Act of 1995.  Statements made that are not historicalfacts are forward-looking and, accordingly, involve estimates, assumptions,risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differmaterially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements.  Actualresults will depend, among other things, upon the actions of regulators,performance of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, effects of and changesin weather and economic conditions, volatility in wholesale electric marketsand our ability to maintain our current credit ratings.  These and otherrisk factors are detailed in CV’s Securities and Exchange Commissionfilings.  CV cannot predict the outcome of any of these matters;accordingly, there can be no assurance that such indicated results will berealized. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on theseforward-looking statements that speak only as of the date of this pressrelease.  CV does not undertake any obligation to publicly release anyrevision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstancesafter the date of this press release. CVPS planspurchase of Rochester Electric Light & PowerRUTLAND CentralVermont Public Service will purchase the assets and franchise territory ofRochester Electric Light and Power under a deal announced today, which willreduce rates for the smaller companys customers, and allow CVPS to spread fixedcosts over a larger customer base. Young said thepurchase, though small, would help CVPS grow its customer base, a fact he saidwas important in a rural service territory that has seen very slow growth inrecent years. CVPS, founded in 1929, is Vermonts largest electric utility, serving about151,000 customers.   Rochester ElectricLight and Power was created in 1897, and serves approximately 900 customers. Weve trulyenjoyed providing service to our friends and neighbors, and were leaving themin capable hands, Pierce said. Pierce and hiswife Sandy plan to retire after the sale is completed, although CVPS isretaining Tom Pierce as a consultant to assist in the transition.  Rochester Electrics one employee, a lineman,will be offered a comparable position at CVPS. Rochester Electricowners, Tom and Sandy Pierce, have agreed to sell their utility property and Rochesters share of the Hydro-Quebec contract toCVPS.  If approved by the Vermont PublicService Board, the sale would reduce a typical Rochester customers yearly residential bill by 6.6percent.  The companies hope to close thesale around June 1 or shortly thereafter. Rochester Electricresidential and small commercial customers currently pay winter-summer rates,which average $72.84 per month for a residential customer using 500kilowatt-hours of energy.  As a CVPScustomer with the same usage, the bill would fall to $68.01 per month.  The winter-summer changes would beeliminated. The deals makesgood sense for Rochester Electric, CVPS, and the customers, Tom Pierce andCVPS President Bob Young said in a joint statement. CVPSs growth ispredicated in large part on investments in the core business, Young said.  Our territory grows very slowly, but thiscustomer base complements our territory, which surrounds it.last_img read more

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How other states address MJP

first_img February 1, 2002 Regular News How other states address MJP How other states address MJPcenter_img How are other states dealing with the multijurisdictional practice issue?On January 1, Idaho, Oregon and Washington entered into a first-of-its kind tri-state reciprocity bar admittance plan that would allow attorneys who pass one state bar exam to be admitted in all three.“There is a great deal of multistate practice,” George A. Riemer, deputy executive director and general counsel for the Oregon State Bar, told the ABA. “Why not make it legal for people, as opposed to tiptoeing under the boundaries of (unauthorized practice of law)?”If the plan is successful, Riemer predicts it will expand to include other Western states.Two years ago, Riemer wrote an article about lawyer regulation for the Oregon State Bar Bulletin that sparked a lot of discussion. He estimated that at least 400 lawyers will sign up for tri-state admission within the next year, particularly attractive to lawyers who work in the region’s border town, such as Pullman, Washington; Ontario, Oregon; and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.“Before, you had to go through the frill in each state, and that was a burden. This has reduced the level of hoop-jumping,” Riemer said.The requirements to multistate practice include graduation from an ABA-accredited law school, three years of law practice, and 15 hours of continuing legal education. The one-time application fee ranges from $650 to $700, depending on the state in which the lawyer seeks admission.Participants must pay annual bar dues for each state in which they practice and demonstrate good moral character. Ethics matters will be handled by the state where the questionable conduct occurred.Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont have discussed a similar deal, but have not reached an agreement.On January 8, the California Supreme Court released a task force report recommending that the state ease up on the rules relating to out-of-state lawyers.“Today’s reality is that the needs of many clients do not stop at state lines, and neither does the legal practice of the attorneys who represent them,” states the 42-page report by the California Supreme Court’s Advisory Task Force on Multijurisdictional Practice, written by University of San Francisco Law School Professor Joshua Paul Davis.California’s proposal does not go as far as advancing reciprocity between states, but suggests limited situations in which out-of-state lawyers could practice in California.It recommends registration rights for in-house counsel providing out-of-court legal services for a single, full-time employer and for public interest lawyers offering services to indigent clients on an interim basis before taking California’s bar exam. Registration would let those lawyers practice in California on an ongoing basis if they were in good standing in another state.California’s proposal calls for “safe harbors” for transactional and other nonlitigation attorneys who offer services on a temporary and occasional basis, and for litigators planning to file suit in California or as part of pending litigation in another jurisdiction.“These changes would provide useful steps to accommodate current needs, while continuing to ensure the public’s interests are protected,” the report said.“As California goes, I think, other states will follow,” Raymond Marshall, chair of the task force, told California’s The Recorder. “Our willingness to recognize the changing law practice (in regard to) technology and the ability of commerce is important to the profession.”last_img read more

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The benefits and challenges of the Internet of Things

first_img 76SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Stuart R. Levine Founded in 1996, Stuart Levine & Associates LLC is an international strategic planning and leadership development company with focus on adding member value by strengthening corporate culture.SL&A … Web: www.Stuartlevine.com Details The convergence of operations technology and information technology presents new and expanding market opportunities. The “Internet of Things” is a center point of this convergence. IoT can bring remarkable benefits to today’s ever-changing business environment and an effective culture must be in place to make it work. Core values of cooperation and continuous learning drive the culture to form a foundation necessary for the alignment.In IoT, interconnected electronic network systems are created that record, process and transmit information from sensors that are embedded into physical assets. According to McKinsey Global Institute, IoT can create as much as $11.1 trillion a year globally in economic value. Business-to-business transactions could generate $5 trillion in additional global GDP as energy, manufacturing, agriculture and real estate industries incorporate IoT technologies. Sensors built into manufacturing equipment can electronically tag items and components to track products throughout the supply and inventory chain. Smart networks are able to determine performance, location and production of physical assets. Hard asset providers create new business opportunities when IoT allows hardware, software and services to be integrated. For example, an industrial machinery supplier can evolve into a service provider when their in-depth knowledge of how assets function across an industry assist customers to operate more efficiently than they could by themselves.There are challenges as well in IoT. The data does not speak for itself. Leaders must understand the information. They must extract relevant actionable insights from the voluminous data and strategically communicate these insights. Some organizations, however, find it difficult to effectively employ the mountains of data produced. Although there is great potential value, information generated by IoT sensors are often underutilized or worse yet, ignored. Additionally, such a reliance on interconnected technology creates massive cybersecurity risks. Greater interconnectivity means many points of vulnerability that must be guarded and larger system failures could result from a breach. Malicious hackers, for example, can cause life-threatening problems in the case of healthcare.These new technologies that may bewilder some managers and traditional roles can shift. In the world of Big Data, information replaces instinct and past experience in decision-making. Senior management could find themselves more reliant on a tech savvy younger generation, and these “techies” must be developed into effective leaders. Values of continuous learning must come into play.Silos within the organization means trouble in this new world. A culture of collaboration incorporating data technology across enterprise functions must ensue. The Chief Information Officer, in particular, must have constructive working relationships with the senior leadership team. Furthermore, managers within IT must be fully integrated into increasing areas of the business, collaborating and strategically communicating across the organization. These analytics experts and data scientists must be connected with executive decision makers and with frontline managers. Through teamwork, insights from large data sets can be employed to capitalize upon data-driven customer knowledge. Information mining can stimulate innovation and allow the organization to embrace change faster, developing service-oriented products that reflect the customer voice.  IT thus becomes a communications center, not a cost center, using data to better serve the organization and its customers.last_img read more

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Neineiwu Twist-Knot Top Kicks Casual Fashion up a Major Notch

first_imgGet the Neineiwu Loose Long-Sleeve Twist Knot Top starting at just $17 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, October 27, 2020, but are subject to change.We haven’t even told you the best part yet. This Neieneiwu top is currently available in 26 different colors and patterns! There’s a nice selection of solids ranging from dark to light, but if you were looking for shades of camo, floral, leopard and even zebra, then you’ve found just the piece to make your dreams come true.While some people tend to confuse “casual” with “lazy” or “boring,” this top proves that it doesn’t have to be either of those things. It can be fun, exciting and inspiring too — with no actual extra effort from you. The power of fashion is so real, and you’re witnessing it! See it!Get the Neineiwu Loose Long-Sleeve Twist Knot Top starting at just $17 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, October 27, 2020, but are subject to change.Not your style? Shop more from Neineiwu here and see more tops, tees and blouses here! Don’t forget to check out all of Amazon’s Daily Deals for more great finds!Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at [email protected] Happy shopping! This top immediately stands out among other long-sleeve tees. First, it has a waffle-knit texture. Automatic points in both visual appeal and comfy feels. Second, that twist we mentioned. It’s a literal one! There is an integrated twist knot at the front of the hem gathering the fabric and tucking it into itself. This means you can skip the complications and annoyances of tucking your top into your pants or skirt — and you don’t have to worry about the knot ever coming undone. It’s permanent!This top is still super soft and super cozy, with a relaxed, roomy fit, and it’s just as easy to slip on as any other plain tee. But look how much of a difference the texture and twist knot make! We love that the hem is long enough to wear with leggings too for when we really want to keep things comfy.Neineiwu Loose Long-Sleeve Twist Knot TopAmazonSee it!- Advertisement – The issue is, if you’re not careful, your casual fashion can leave you looking like a cartoon character wearing the same exact outfit every single day. Maybe the first day it was cute, but the excitement is going to fade fast if you never change it up. That doesn’t mean losing any comfort or ease though. It just means that the next time you reach for jeans and a tee, why not try a tee with a twist?Neineiwu Loose Long-Sleeve Twist Knot TopAmazonSee it!Get the Neineiwu Loose Long-Sleeve Twist Knot Top starting at just $17 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, October 27, 2020, but are subject to change.- Advertisement – Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.We like to dress up from time to time, but most of the time, we really love to keep things casual. We opt for quick, easy outfits that take minimal effort to put on and can be left to their own devices during the day. We don’t want to be readjusting, retying, retucking all day long.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Sumatran elephant found dead in Aceh

first_img“The BKSDA’s medical team has been dispatched to the location. We are awaiting the examination results to learn the exact time and cause of the elephant’s death,” Agus said on Wednesday, as quoted by tempo.co.Agus added that the elephant had sustained an injury to its right leg. However, he could not say if the injury was the cause of the animal’s death until the results of the examination were known.The elephants, which are found in the wild only on the island of Sumatra, are a critically endangered species.The Aceh BKSDA urged the public to preserve the elephants’ habitat by refraining from destroying the forest. “Destroying elephant habitat could lead to conflict with humans. This conflict could cause financial losses and the deaths of the animals and humans involved,” Agus said. (dpk)Topics : A Sumatran elephant was found dead on Wednesday at a community plantation in Pidie regency, Aceh.Aceh Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) head Agus Arianto said he did not yet know the cause the elephant’s death.last_img read more

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‘Diamond in the rough’ hits the market for first time in 52 years

first_img21 Oakey St, Stafford Heights.Ms Matthews described the three-bedroom, one-bathroom home as “a diamond in the rough”.“This suburb is really hot, property wise,” she said.“I’d love to see someone put some love into it.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“I won’t be broken-hearted if someone knocks it down and rebuilds.“We know people want to come here because it’s so green and lush.” The 3D Diakrit floor plan of 21 Oakey St, Stafford.She said because her mum had spent a lot of time in the kitchen, they decided to renovate it and also gave the bathroom a makeover.Ms Matthews remembered many good times running and riding around Oakey St.LJ Hooker selling agent Dean Hamilton said there was presently an offer on the property. 21 Oakey St, Stafford Heights.Ms Matthews said the home had “good bones” and needed a lovely coat of paint.“I can’t wait to see the future of this property,” she said.“It would be nice for someone else to have new beginnings here.” 21 Oakey St, Stafford Heights.For Karen Matthews and her sisters, the sale of their parents’ home will be bittersweet.Their parents died in November, only days apart from each other.Ms Matthews said their family home at 21 Oakey St, Stafford Heights, was being offered for sale for the first time in 52 years.“We all grew up here — the four of us girls,” Ms Matthews said.“My eldest sister used to live next door. “She passed away about 10 years ago.“It just means a lot to us. I live in the area as well. It’s like my stomping ground.” 21 Oakey St, Stafford Heights.She said her mum and dad were always about providing for the family.“Mum was a great cook and a fantastic dressmaker, and we always had family gatherings and dinners here,” she said.last_img read more

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Quality that can surely be banked on

first_img2/24 The Strand, North WardListing agent Michele Hyde from RE/MAX Excellence said the property was bigger than most homes yet came with all the convenience of apartment living.“Spacious understates the proportions of this magnificent apartment,” she said.“Perched on our finest and most established hill, just above the marina and Strand, the residence enjoys remarkable privacy and seclusion, yet it’s just a short stroll to the CBD, restaurants and entertainment. “This is a never-to-be-repeated combination of fine luxury, total functionality and the very best lifestyle imaginable.” 2/24 The Strand, North WardMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Number two, the complex’s penthouse, and the home of Norm and wife Jill for the past 11 years, has now come on to the market as the couple is ready to downsize.“It’s been a really great home and we’ve made many wonderful memories here,” Mr Linthwaite said.“Our kids essentially grew up here and we always enjoyed the location and how close we are to the city and The Strand.” 2/24 The Strand, North Ward“A full 7m of beautiful two-pak cabinetry houses the cocktail bar, sound control, display cupboards as well as heaps of storage, and a fifth bedroom or theatre room could easily be partitioned off.“This special combination of fine finishes, space, privacy and central location can never be repeated.” 2/24 The Strand, North WardSpanning across 400sq m of living space and an additional 60sq m of an exclusive use garden, entertaining large crowds will be easily managed. “To ensure easy access throughout, all corridors are wide enough for a wheelchair, and everything is on one level,” Ms Hyde said.“Of course, there’s ducted air conditioning throughout, vacuum-maid, Cbus, Clipsal lighting and NBN as well as lofty 2.8m ceilings to add to the sense of premier living.center_img 2/24 The Strand, North WardRETIRED banker Norman Linthwaite has always been a numbers man. So when the opportunity arose to buy one of Townsville’s most promising blocks of land, he knew value for money was in arm’s reach.Known as “Banking Hill”, 24 The Strand in North Ward is undoubtedly one of Townsville’s most desired addresses with the highly secure apartment complex home to some of the city’s most prominent movers and shakers who live in the six apartments.Commissioned for construction by Mr Linthwaite in 2003, the property is a rare offering with a rich history. 2/24 The Strand, North Ward“The original deed holder of the land was Harold Aplin who, in 1861 granted the land to the Bank of Austral Asia, now known as ANZ.“In 1988/89, Jill and I bought the block of land, so we’re essentially the third owners of the land in 156 years.“There used to be an old Queenslander on the site but the bank knocked it down in 1974 and built a block of units.“That again was knocked down in 2004 after we purchased the land and we built the current block of apartments that are here today.”last_img read more

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Lady Wildcats Capture Greenfield-Central Tourney Championship

first_imgMarla Throckmorton’s three doubles produced all 4 runs (2 RBIs – 2 runs scored) for FC in a comeback win vs Milan in game one of the Greenfield-Central invite. Brooke Otto had three singles (1 run scored) and Lauryn Dessauer added 2. Hannah Hornsby drove in 1 as well. On the mound, Kamryn McCool fanned five, surrendering 2 earned on 5 hits, 0 walks, and 2 hit-battsmen. For Milan, Abby Yelton tripled and singled, Alex Dixon had 2 singles and Alexa Burton added a single.Kendall McCool struck out 5 and surrendered 1 unearned run in a 2-1 win v Mt. Vernon in game two of the Greenfield-Central invite. Madison Brenner and Kamryn McCool drove in the lone FC runs with RBI singles. Autumn McDaniel also recorded a hit for the Cats. Kamryn McCool earned her second save of the season striking out 5 of the 6 batters faced.Early offense and sound defense lead Franklin County to a 7-0 win in the Greenfield-Central Invite Championship over Seymour. Brenner’s lead off double was followed by three straight singles (Otto, McCool, & Throckmorton) allowing the guest Cats to jump out to a 3-0 lead. McCool and the FC defense would hold the Seymour bats at bay…allowing just two base runners…both who were left at first base.last_img read more

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Nadal wins his third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title

first_imgRAFAEL Nadal won his third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title with a one-sided victory over South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in New York.The world number one powered to a 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory in Sunday’s final at Flushing Meadows.The Spaniard, 31, has now won two Slams in the same year for the first time since 2013, having won the French Open in June.“It’s just unbelievable what happened this year,” said Nadal.“After a couple of years with some troubles, injuries, sometimes playing not good – since the beginning of the season it has been very, very emotional.”The US Open was the last Grand Slam where he was working alongside his uncle Toni, with Carlos Moya taking sole charge of coaching from 2018.“I can’t thank him enough for all the things he did for me,” Nadal said of his uncle.“Probably without him I would never be playing tennis and it’s great I had somebody like him pushing me all the time.”The result means this year’s major titles are shared between Nadal, at the French and US Opens, and Roger Federer, at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.Federer remains at the top of the men’s all-time Grand Slam list with 19 titles, three ahead of Nadal, who has now won 10 French titles, three US, two Wimbledon and one Australian.Nadal went into the final with a 4-0 head-to-head record against Anderson, and he dominated once again.The 2010 and 2013 champion lost just 15 points on serve in the entire match, did not face a break point and won all 16 points he finished at the net.It was a ruthless demolition job by a man playing his 23rd Grand Slam final, up against an opponent in his first.Anderson, 31, was the tallest player ever to feature in a Grand Slam final at 6ft 8in, and with a tournament-leading 114 aces was always going to rely on his serve to get a foothold in the match.The signs were not good, therefore, when he had to fight through six deuces in his second and third service games as Nadal pressed hard.Anderson clearly felt the need to play to his limits from the outset, attacking the net more than normal to try to keep the points short, but it brought mixed results at best.The pressure told in game seven when the South African pulled a forehand into the tramlines facing a sixth break point.Nadal would break again to seal the set with a wonderful backhand drop volley, and Anderson ended the set with just eight winners from 19 trips to the net.`Anderson made 23 unforced errors in the first set compared with five from NadalThe second set followed a similar pattern, with Nadal again untroubled on serve and this time making the breakthrough in game six with some sharp volleying.By the time he whipped a forehand cross-court winner to take a two-set lead, Nadal had lost just seven points in nine service games.A wild Anderson forehand on break point at the start of the third hastened the end of the contest, and Nadal would clinch the title on his second match point with a clinical serve-volley.(BBC Sport)last_img
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BGC plays straight bat to NHS demands over marketing

first_img StumbleUpon Share BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 The National Health Service (NHS) has demanded that gambling operators take ‘urgent action’ and stop taking credit card transactions ahead of the ban in April, VIP experiences and even bet to view streaming of sports. In a letter to the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), NHS England‘s National Mental Health Director Claire Murdoch has called for a ban on promotions such as free bets to limit what she has called a ‘vicious gambling cycle’.She said: “I am concerned about offering people who are losing vast sums of money… free tickets, VIP experiences, and free bets, all proactively prompt people back into the vicious gambling cycle which many want to escape.“The gambling industry has a responsibility to prevent the occasional flutter turning into a dangerous habit. The links between the sporting industry and gambling are deeply disturbing, and the tactics used by some firms are shameful.“It is high time sporting bodies get back to their roots and start focussing on fans and families enjoying watching their heroes play, rather than allowing firms to hijack sport in pursuit of profit.”Responding to the letter, the BGC said that it takes its duty of care to customers “incredibly seriously” and was determined to make gambling safer.BGC Chair Brigid Simmonds OBE said the industry is determined to raise standards and improve safer gambling. “The points that you raise are important,” she responded. “Just some of the work our members have already done includes new age-verification checks, increased funding for research, education and treatment, introduced a whistle-to-whistle ban on gambling advertising, worked together as an industry to create GAMSTOP which will now be mandatory for all operators, created monitoring algorithms to monitor play both online and in retail to help identify those at risk of harmful play and just last week waived exclusivity on FA Cup games.”Simmonds revealed the company were also working on affordability checks, AdTech to block adverts and calling on search engines to block adverts from non-UK licenced operators advertising using help search terms.“We have also announced Safer Gambling Commitments which represent a set of measures to deliver long-term and fundamental changes in how gambling companies are run in the UK and how they empower, protect and support their customers. “The five core safer gambling Commitments are targeted to: Prevent underage gambling and protect young people; Increase support for treatment of gambling harm; Strengthen and expand codes of practice for advertising and marketing; Protect and empower our customers and; Promote a culture of safer gambling.“We are currently working with a range of stakeholders on safer gambling initiatives therefore it would be good to understand in greater detail your experience, knowledge and concerns and how we may address them.”The NHS has only recently been pressed into taking problem gambling more seriously, as it does for other addictions such as alcohol and drugs, after moves by Health Secretary Matt Hancock a year ago. Up until then all the problem gambling treatment was funded by the industry, including the NHS run National Problem Gambling Clinic, as well as the 120 GamCare treatment centres throughout the UK. Related Articles BGC: Industry is ‘not out of the woods’ as English casinos reopen August 14, 2020 BGC calls for updates to ‘outdated’ payment regulations August 21, 2020 Submit Sharelast_img read more

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BOS Sweden submits response to Spelinspektionen bet-type proposals

first_img Share Related Articles Share Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 A document co-authored by Swedish online gambling trade association BOS and industry market intelligence firm H2 Capital has urged regulator Spelinspektionen to rethink wagering restrictions designed to counter sports manipulations.It was submitted to Spelinspektionen as part of the regulator’s stakeholder consultation on safeguarding Swedish sports integrity and protecting Swedish sports from manipulation.The consultation launch followed the publication of draft Spelinspektionen proposals seeking to prohibit bet-types on individual athlete performance and match events (yellow cards, penalties, violations) – proposals directly contested by BOS. Spelinspektionen has justified the bet-type restrictions as a means of ‘comprehensively ensuring’ that no professional athlete could be influenced to manipulate a sports outcome based on individual performance. Publishing a 28-page document detailing research and insights by H2 Capital, BOS has refuted this justification as a measure that is counterproductive to building up the strength of the Swedish gambling framework and its channelisation to licensed operators.“Whilst these restrictions are targeting areas that appear most vulnerable to manipulation, the industry’s concern is that restricting licensed operators from offering wagers on these products will merely shift the wagering offshore where there is no integrity oversight,” said BOS as part of its document outline. Drawing on H2 Capital analysis and insights, BOS has therefore drawn key conclusions which Spelinspektionen must address as Swedish gambling’s regulatory authority.It has urged the regulator to undertake a ‘macro-level’ view of regulating Swedish sports wagering, in which the ‘optimal solution in preserving sports integrity’ is led by licensed operators working with specialist integrity associations to monitor potential match-fixing cases. The ‘regulatory logic’ of bet-type restrictions on licensed operators is questioned, as Spelinspektionen would be stifling its own market binding channelization strategy. The BOS report added: “Analysis of the impact of these regulations implies a -7.5% decline in onshore GGR and a +30% increase in offshore GGR for commercial online operators. This translates to a -5.9 percentage point decline in the channelling rate to 75% of GGR from commercial operators onshore.”Representing regulated Swedish incumbents, BOS underlined that although athlete performance wagers remain relatively small, if restricted they could serve as a trigger to promoting unlicensed actors.Further BOS concerns relate to the wagering restrictions creating an imbalanced legislative framework as the laws formulated will only apply to Spelinspektionen licensing system, thereby making it harder to prosecute actual bad actors in terms of manipulating sports Should Spelinspektionen continue with its draft proposals, BOS expects the regulatory authority to seek approval and oversight of its provisions by relevant EU authorities. StumbleUpon Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submit Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020last_img read more

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Barcelona 3-2 Real Madrid

first_imgThe Spanish Super Cup remains delicately poised after Barcelona secured a 3-2 win against Real Madrid in a pulsating first leg.Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo first headed in a corner, which Pedro levelled immediately from the kick-off.Lionel Messi scored a penalty after Andres Iniesta was fouled, before Xavi slotted home a sublime third.Angel Di Maria then pounced on keeper Victor Valdes’ mistake to breathe life into next Wednesday’s second leg.The match was the first time the two sides had met since Pep Guardiola ended his reign as Barcelona manager and was replaced by assistant Tito Vilanova.Jose Mourinho’s Madrid side looked to pounce on the counter attack from the off, and could have gone ahead if former Manchester United winger Ronaldo had played a firmer pass to Karim Benzema on the edge of the penalty box. Reigning Fifa World Player of the Year Messi – already on the receiving end of a strong challenge from the visiting defender Fabio Coentrao – then blazed over from 20 yards before Pedro tested Iker Casillas.The first half continued in the standard tempo of a ‘Clasico’ as Spanish Cup holders Barcelona dominated the ball with their relentless ‘Tiki-taka’ passing, and La Liga champions Real threatened with their incisive speed and power on the break. Their patience was rewarded in the 55th minute as Ronaldo freed himself from marker Sergio Busquets and headed in a Mesut Ozil corner to claim a goal in his fourth successive visit to the Nou Camp. Barcelona hit back one minute later as Javier Mascherano played in Pedro to slot under Casillas for a quickfire equaliser.Messi then put Barcelona ahead from 12-yards after Sergio Ramos’ clumsy foul, and midfield pair Xavi and Iniesta produced the move of the night as their artistry cut open Real for the latter to score a potentially decisive third goal.Barcelona seemed to have the trophy sewn up, before Valdes dawdled on the ball and substitute Di Maria robbed him to slot home a vital away goal. Mourinho jabbed Vilanova in the eye in a melee at the end of last year’s Super Cup, but there was no repeat of that controversial scene on the final whistle ahead of next week’s decider.last_img read more

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Dodgers’ bullpen cracks in the eighth inning as Mets rally for win

first_imgMartin has been behind the plate for 123 2/3 of Ryu’s innings this year. Ryu has allowed just 28 runs in those innings, holding opposing batters to a .216 average.“When you’re a catcher, you’re only as good as how good the pitcher is and he’s been outstanding,” Martin said. “I think he just went through a little rough patch. Everybody goes through ups and downs during a season. I think he’s right back on track now.”Ryu wouldn’t point to any one factor for his return to form — except his new hair color. That “obviously helped incredibly,” he joked through his interpreter. He did acknowledge that “it’s hard to argue” skipping a start didn’t help.“Having that bullpen session to kind of go over all my pitches and work on some of the things I needed to improve on definitely helped for today’s outing,” he said.But Jacob deGrom also pitched like a Cy Young contender.Each team had only two baserunners in the first six innings. The Mets had a pair of singles off Ryu who retired 21 of the 23 batters he faced in his seven innings.The Dodgers had a single off deGrom who also hit a batter. The next 16 Dodgers were retired in order after that errant pitch clipped A.J. Pollock in the second inning before deGrom allowed back-to-back two-out singles in the seventh.Ryu was done after his outstanding seven innings. Adam Kolarek started the eighth by striking out Robinson Cano.Playing the matchup game that will become standard operating procedure during the playoffs, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulled Kolarek and brought Kelly in to face the right-handed Todd Frazier.Kelly hit Frazier with his first pitch then struck out Juan Lagares. With another left-hander, Brandon Nimmo, coming up, and Kelly having pitched in three of the past four games, Roberts pulled Kelly for Urias.“That was the factor for me,” Roberts said. “Normally in the postseason, Joe would go through and finish that inning.”Urias hit Nimmo with a 1-and-1 fastball and walked Amed Rosario to load the bases with two outs.Pinch-hitter Rajai Davis spent most of this season in Triple-A and came to the plate with just three hits in 20 major-league plate appearances this season. Urias got ahead in the count 1-and-2 but left a changeup over the heart of the plate. Davis lined it into the left-field corner for a three-run double that decided the game.“He didn’t have his best command,” Martin said of Urias. “He missed up and in on a fastball to Nimmo who had a nice big pad and just took it like a champ.“I think if I’m going to be picky about it and I could go back in time I’d probably call a slider down and in (to Davis). He hadn’t seen that pitch. … I definitely think the slider would have got him. I take the blame for calling a changeup. It was a bad call.” But the outcome might be less meaningful than the first seven innings for the Dodgers Saturday night.Pitching for the first time in 10 days, Ryu put the four-start slump (during which he allowed 21 runs in 19 innings) behind him and turned the clock back to his days as a Cy Young frontrunner earlier this season.“Just good old-fashioned, you know, Ryu,” Dodgers catcher Russell Martin said. “Just mixing pitches — up and in with the cutter, the fastball, using the changeup. Really I think the key tonight was just staying away from the middle of the plate and getting ahead of hitters. He just looked in complete control.”The key might have been the nine days’ rest Ryu had before Saturday’s return to the rotation. Or it might have been the work he did refining his delivery during a bullpen session earlier this week.Or it might have been the pairing with Martin. Rookie catcher Will Smith caught two of the four starts during Ryu’s struggles and the left-hander has a 5.81 ERA when throwing to Smith (26 1/3 innings) and batters have hit .306. PreviousNew York Mets’ Michael Conforto (30) and Brandon Nimmo celebrate after the team defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)New York Mets interim pitching coach Phil Regan, left, has a mound conference with starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) after he allowed two hits during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock hits a single during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager watches the ball after hitting a single during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin, left, chases the ball as New York Mets’ Jacob deGrom runs to first after bunting during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu delivers against the New York Mets during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom delivers against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)New York Mets’ Brandon Nimmo scores on a three-run double pinch hit by Rajai Davis during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) forces Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Beaty out during the first inning of their baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)New York Mets’ Michael Conforto (30) and Brandon Nimmo celebrate after the team defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NextShow Caption1 of 10New York Mets’ Michael Conforto (30) and Brandon Nimmo celebrate after the team defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)ExpandNEW YORK — For seven innings Saturday night, the Dodgers saw exactly what they had hoped to see with October looming. Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu held the New York Mets to two hits through seven scoreless innings.In the eighth inning, though, they saw something that will haunt their dreams if it happens again in October.Joe Kelly and Julio Urias — two pitchers who could be critical to the makeup of their postseason bullpen — combined to allow three runs as the Mets beat the Dodgers 3-0.The Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees and Houston Astros all won Saturday, leaving the Dodgers three games up on the Braves for the best record in the National League but two games down to the Yankees and one game behind the Astros for the best record overall.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Wellington Fire/EMS weekly report: July 11 to July 17, 2016

first_img12-Jul8:55 AMTransfer to Wichita 14-Jul7:59 AMLift Assist1300 block N. Washington 11-Jul1:28 AMTransfer to Wichita 17-Jul1:12 PMMedical Emergency1300 block N. Washington 11-Jul2:18 PMTransfer to Wichita 11-Jul9:08 PMMedical Trauma2000 block E. 16th 11-Jul12:08 PMMedical Emergency900 block S. US 81 11-Jul12:44 PMInjury AccidentUS 166 & Turnpike Wellington Fire & EMS Weekly Run Log 16-Jul11:37 AMMedical Trauma1400 block Michigan 16-Jul11:26 AMMedical Trauma500 block N. Olive 13-Jul11:16 PMTransfer to Wichita 12-Jul12:30 PMTransfer to Wichita 17-Jul7:50 PMTransfer to Wichita 16-Jul3:50 AMMedical EmergencyUS 166 & Turnpike 16-Jul11:04 AMVehicle Accident300 block S. West Road 12-Jul11:57 PMTransfer to Wichita 11-Jul5:44 AMMedical Emergency2000 block Madisoncenter_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 14-Jul10:59 PMMedical Emergency700 block E. 4th 16-Jul1:36 PMMedical Trauma300 block E. 40th South 17-Jul2:56 PMTransfer to Wichita Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for July 11 to July 17, 2016 is as follows: 15-Jul4:57 PMTransfer to Wichita 16-Jul4:35 PMTransfer to Wichita 13-Jul12:49 AMTransfer to Wichita 12-Jul7:38 AMMedical Emergency1100 block N. Washington 12-Jul10:39 AMInvestigate Burning400 block E. 30th Avenue 15-Jul4:53 AMLift Assist500 block N. Olive 13-Jul1:32 AMMedical Emergency1000 block College 15-Jul3:33 PMMedical Emergency700 block South US 81 12-Jul9:46 AMMedical Emergency700 block W. Harvey Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 14-Jul11:39 AMFire Alarm200 block E. 20thlast_img read more

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Softball gets boost from Lera

first_imgMinister Lera in a small but significant ceremony yesterday officially handed over the equipment to BSF president Anthony Tsora.The equipment comprised of three bags fully-kitted with professional softball sporting gears like gloves, bats, balls, helmets, chest guards and more.Apart from softball, Lera has also assisted other sporting codes and believes that all sporting activities can foster friendship and unity amongst players.He said engaging youths in sports can help minimise social problems and also develop players to become semi and professionals in their respective codes.Minister Lera said as Bougainville is going through its current political destiny toward referendum window of opening, building friendship, unity and engaging youth through sports is important.“Building the right values, attitude and mindset of our people is what Bougainville needs to prepare itself for the referendum,” he said.Lera said he is happy to provide assistance to BSF to help them revive the code and also prepare them for the coming National PNG Games, to be hosted in West New Britain.Bougainville Softball Federation president Tsora thanked the Minister and assured him that his assistance will go a long way in promoting the code in Bougainville.Tsora said the three sets of equipment will have a big impact on the players and technical officials to improve the code.One set of equipment will be used by technical officials for clinic and training programs while the other two sets will be given to softball associations identified by BSF.Tsora said with the professional set of equipment at hand, BSF has already put in place a training program and games competition to kick start the code in the region.Minister for Bougainville Affairs and Regional Member for Bougainville Joe Lera handing over three sets of softball equipment worth K25, 000 to the president of Bougainville Softball Federation, Anthony Tsora, and his technical officials.last_img read more

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Reinier, to AS: “I am Real Madrid from the Galactic”

first_imgIn March 2018 he was at the Bernabéu. Did you think then that one day you would sign for Real Madrid?The dream of any child is to play in a giant like Madrid. When I visited the Bernabéu I did not imagine that so many things would happen in my life and that I would have the opportunity to make my dream come true.How did you hear about Madrid’s interest?I was at the Club World Cup when I began to find out what was happening. My family and my agent went to visit the hotel and told me. I was surprised and I was very happy at the same time.In Spain it was news that he began to follow Madrid and several players on Instagram. Did you want to have that wink because you already knew you would sign up? 19 Reinier Jesus (18 years old) He has fulfilled his dream, becoming a Real Madrid player. He talks about it in this Interview with ACE In janeiro river in which he surrenders to Zidane, Raúl or Benzema. And it ends with a nod to Real Madrid: “Hala Madrid and nothing else!” center_img One thing is not related to the other. I have always followed several players from various teams. And I’ve always followed Madrid and the cracks that play there.As a child he was from Madrid. Why?Real Madrid is the biggest club in the world and has always had great squads. Since I was a child my father always encouraged me to watch Real’s matches. I am a Real Madrid player since the Galactic, when I was still very young, and even this generation of the four Champions.In Spain there is much talk about the player from Brazil who has grown up in difficult conditions, with few resources. How was your childhood?My parents never let me and my sisters lack something. My father was world champion futsal with Brazil. I started playing on a track on my street. I left Brasilia to Rio de Janeiro at age 11 to try to live on football. My mother and my sisters stayed in Brasilia and only moved to Rio when there was certainty that the project would work and we would have the conditions to live well.Who is your idol?I have two, Zidane and Kaka.How do you think he will react when he sees Raúl, his next coach, and Zidane, with whom he is compared?They are two football monsters with a lot of history on and off the field with Real Madrid. When I see them I will do everything to learn everything they can teach me.Who do you want to play with most?With Benzema. He is a player that I like very much and that is very well understood with all the players.Tell us what your dream debut would be like.I want to debut scoring goals and attending. That is what has taken me to Madrid. But I know that dream is still far away.Send a message to the Real Madrid from AS.Hello Madridistas! I’m Reinier. Brazilian. 18 years. I want to get into the history of this club. I will give my all to honor the shirt of the biggest club in the world. Count me in. Hala Madrid and nothing more!last_img read more

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Official: Madrid closes the transfer of Hugo Vallejo to Deportivo

first_imgYou will have the manufacturer’s file to avoid the overbooking with professional licenses (right now Depor has the 25 covers), but Vallejo will be in the dynamics of the first team from now on. In fact, he arrived in Galicia on Friday night and this Saturday will be put under the orders of Vázquez in the last session before traveling to Albacete. We will have to see if the Castrofeito coach already takes him for the appointment in Belmonte.With minutes in SecondThe intention of Real Madrid is that Hugo Vallejo can continue his progression in Second, something that in Malaga did not seem possible. He started playing under Victor Sánchez del Amo and participated in five of the first six days, two of them even as headlines, but soon disappeared from the calls. Now, in the Depor, he may be able to resume his takeoff towards the elite and contribute to the permanence of the Herculine group. The Sports It has made official this morning the culmination of a three-way operation that Diario As advanced on January 10. Hugo Vallejo has become a new blue and white player after they reached an agreement with the Pontevedra Square Real Madrid, who had just signed the player from Málaga. The young attacker will be assigned in A Coruña until the end of the season.The Vallejo is one of the profiles that the new sports direction of Depor has been looking for since the January market began. Both Richard Barral and Fernando Vázquez were aware that they needed band players and that is what the Andalusian can contribute, a fast and powerful extreme that can play on both sides.last_img read more

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Madrid does not know how to win a single match in the Cup at Bernabéu

first_imgThe first time that Real Madrid was seen in this circumstance was in another final, the one that measured him against Deportivo in 2002 and was named Centenariazo. The Galician team beat Madrid in its stadium by 1-2 in the year of the expenses of its one hundred years of life. Sergio and Tristán made the Galician goals, while Real Madrid could only shorten through Raúl. Madrid fell with a crash in the Bernabéu before a Real that has been planted in the semifinals of the Cup brilliantly. The affront of San Sebastian strips even more a statistic that emphasizes OPTA and denotes a lack of white fang in the co-operative appointments to a single party in its own stadium. The win or go home Copero is not good at Madrid in the 21st century. In fact it has failed the three times in which it has been seen in that situation. The last, against Real in these past quarterfinals. But if that defeat hurts, the other two times he ran aground were more painful if possible.The previous one was against Atlético de Madrid, in the final of the Cup that the rojiblancos took in 2013. They won by 1-2 in a night that changed many things for the mattress team. A recognized turning point. Diego Costa and Miranda turned the goal of Cristiano Ronaldo. A bitter night for Real Madrid that had to do with Koke flying the red and white flag in the center of the field at the end of the crash.last_img read more

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LRA Boss Unveils Modern Strategic Revenue Platform

first_imgThe Commissioner-designate and Members of the Board of Directors-designate of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Thursday, May 22, faced the Senate Committee on Ways, Means, Finance and Budget for confirmation hearings, and unveiled 11 strategic principles they wish to apply that will increase revenues.Commissioner-designate, Madam Elfreda Stewart Tamba and the three members of the Board of Directors headed by Cllr. Robert C. Tubman, and Messrs Charles R. Bright, Oliver N. Rogers and Mrs. Aletha Brown Cooper, in a power-point presentation noted that the LRA strategy will concentrate in the areas such as engaging in comprehensive investment in the Authority; efficient organization structure, staffing and accommodations, while streamlined collection systems and procedures are some of the strategic principles that will come into force under debut management team.Madam Tamba informed the Sumo Kupee-led 15-member committee that another area the LRA will focus on is taxpayers’ compliance, which she said needs motivation, while at the same time launch an entrenched risk management and revenue protection program. The LRA, according to Commissioner-designate Tamba, will also expand tax base and lower compliance burden of taxpayers.For his part, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Cllr Tubman, assured the Senators that he and other members of the board will ensure that every single item highlighted in the presentation is implemented to the letter, saying that as an economist with high degree of efficiency, and also a career lawyer, he will not be associated with a team that is marked for failure.Dismissing the nominees following over two hours of grilling, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kupee thanked them of their brilliant presentations and assured them that members of the committee will make a report to the plenary, and that further decisions will be made by that body.The Deputy Commissioner General for Operation/Technical Affairs-designated is Mrs. Dekontee King Sackie, while other members of the board include the Ministry of Finance & Ministry of Justice as Statutory members; Ministry of Commerce & Industry, and Commissioner-General of LRA all as statutory members.Meanwhile, noticed among the staff and others in attendance at the hearing was former Standard Bearer of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) in the November 2011 Presidential and General Elections, Cllr. Winston Tubman. He was also present when the hearing was announced postpone on Wednesday.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Cyvette’s Yellows Win Anti-rape Kickball Derby

first_imgThe recent string of rape cases in the country, which have resulted to the brutal deaths of children, has not only been described as rape and evil but also, a virus, known as ‘Rapebola.’In the fight to successfully curtail the rising numbers of rape cases, six Liberian women launched the Concerned Women of Liberia (CWL) with a Charity Kickball Event wherein two kickball teams were interestingly interspersed with males.The charity kickball match was sponsored by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation, (NASSCORP), FiBank Liberia, Cemenco, Mr. and Mrs. Macdonald Wento and U-Foundation.There were food and drinks on sale as part of the fundraiser event.The theme of the charity kickball event was “Kicking for a Cause,” and was held at the Blue (BYC) field at the PHP Community, in Monrovia, on Saturday, March 7.The Yellow Team was captained by the Mayor of the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) Cyvette Gibson, and some of the players included Betty Blamo, Ellen Pratt, Musa Bility, Israel Akinsaya, Sebastine Muah, Kelvin Sebwe, Jonathan Sogbie and Yoquai Lavala.The Blue Team’s skipper was Dr. Wilhemenia Jallah, and some of her players were Stephanie Duncan, Charlene Carey, Musa Shannon, Axel Addy, Macdonald Wento, Cypha G.S. D’King, Clarence Moniba, Elias Shoniyin and Gabriel Greaves.In the first inning, both sides have nil home-run, but in the second inning, the Cyvette Gibsons’ side pulled up a strategically fight that resulted to two wins.The Yellow carried on the fight in the defense, and sustained the two-nil score. The Blues, also impressively adopted and mended their defense as well as the Yellows, and there were also no home-run for both sides in the third inning.In the fourth (last) inning, there were entertaining kickball, with Yellows increasing their tally to 5-0, but one of their players, Jonathan Sogbe was booked and thrown out of the pitch for not kicking on the side-of-his-feet.The Blues reconsolidated and made three home-runs during the untimely celebration of the Yellows, which compellingly made to refocus and take the day, 5-3.Prior to the kickball derby, Vice President Joseph Boakai, hailed the six Liberian women for their wholesome approach to help stop the menace of rape in the country.The Vice President said rape isn’t only a disgrace, but also it hampers development of girls.Justice Minister Benedict Sarnoh and the Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Gender and Social Development, Peter Roberts pledged their Ministries’ support to combat rape from the country.The President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) Musa Bility said: “The LFA supports the government and the Concerned Women of Liberia to kick rape out of the country — rape is undoubtedly terrible, and evil.”Meanwhile, the CWL was founded by Madam Charlyne Brumskine, Charlene Carey, Salamartu Duncan, Cyvette Gibson, Wadei Powell and Ellen Pratt.The goals of the CWL include to identify and support any organization that has a proven record of providing stellar services to victims of rape; produce public service announcement to sensitize and raise the consciousness of Liberians and foreigners about the pervasiveness of rape in our society and its far-reaching impact on the socio-economic and political development of the country and establish a trust fund to support victims and families of rape during prosecutorial process.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Lone gunman attacks, robs hotel owner

first_imgThe owner of Caesar’s Palace Hotel is now counting her losses after she was attacked in the hotel’s lobby and robbed by a gun-toting bandit in the wee hours of Sunday morning.Fifty-two-year-old Roxanne Rollex was reportedly sitting in the lobby while a relative was working as the receptionist when the robbery occurred.Guyana Times understands that at about 00:15h, a man entered the building and approached the receptionist and enquired about a room.However, the man subsequently left but sometime after returned brandishing a shotgun in his hands. He pointed the gun at Rollex and demanded that she hand over her handbag which was nearby.The fearful woman complied and handed over the $10,000 handbag which contained three mobile phones, totalling $145,000, $65,000 in cash and several important documents.The perpetrator quickly exited the building and escaped in an unknown direction. The matter was reported to the Police and an investigation was launched. Guyana Times understands that the Police have retrieved CCTV footage to help them with their investigation.Up to late Sunday evening, the detectives were still to make an arrest.last_img read more

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Americans take home the gold after a 6-4 win over Canada Red

first_imgUnited States head coach John Wroblewski added, “We got contributions from everybody throughout the tournament. And what can you say about Jack and Cole they are two special players who have unbelievable skill sets. I’m so proud of our accomplishment after so much work and dedication went into it.”Canada Red assistant coach Luke Pierce said, “We gave up too many goals in the first. Then in second, we scored one and then scored two and just started to gain confidence and all of a sudden found the back of the net. We needed to feed off the energy of the crowd in the first period as we came out flat-footed.”Canada Red captain Peyton Krebs added, “Give credit to the American’s they were the best team in the tournament as they just proved. I am very proud of the guys in the locker room as we all learned and gained a ton of experience from such a great event.” DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The United States captured the gold medal after jumping out to a big lead early and hung on to defeat Canada Red at the Encana Event Centre on Saturday night 6-4.The Americans dominated the first period as Cole Caufield opened the scoring at 7:43 of the first period after working a two on one rush with Jack Hughes to perfection. Nearly seven minutes later Hughes found the back of the net to make it 2-0. Matthew Boldy had the lone assist. Owen Lindmark capitalized on a Canadian turnover for the 3-0 goal. Alex Turcotte and Matthew Boldy were the setup tandem. Cole Caufield scored his second of the game 21 seconds before the first intermission buzzer. Domenick Fensore and Jack Hughes set up the Caufield tally. The American’s skated into locker rooms with a 4-0 after 20 minutes of play.Caufield scored his hat trick goal 1:19 into the second stanza. Matthew Boldy and Jack Hughes worked the puck around to the slot where Caufield made no mistake for the 5-0 goal. The Canadian’s got on the board at 9:02 of the second period as Nick Wong fired a wrister past the American goaltender after taking a feed from Evan Brand. Nearly three minutes later Bowen Byram ripped a shot from the high slot to the top corner to make it 5-2. Peyton Krebs and Dylan Cozens got the assists on the powerplay marker. At 15:16 Alexis Lafreniere wired a shot past the American netminder to make the score 5-3 after taking a pass from Ryan Suzuki and Bowen Byram. The Canadian’s found themselves down by two going into the third period.- Advertisement -Canada Red took it to the visitor’s in the third but could not find the back of the net after a couple of powerplays. Alex Vlasic collected a Canadian pass attempt in his own zone and150-foot 150 foot shot into the empty cage to put the States up 6-3 at 19:09. Ryan Suzuki got one back after a high shot hit found the top part of the net on a feed from Brandon Coe at 19:27 of the final period. That’s all the Canadian’s could muster as the American’s won the gold with a 6-4 final score.Canada Red goaltender Luke Cavallin made 28 of 33 saves, while Cameron Rowe stopped 21 of 25 pucks fired at him.United States captain and points leader of the tournament with 15, Jack Hughes said, “This is a big win for us. The last time the States won was three or four years ago. We have been working so hard for this and it feels great to bring the gold back home.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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College roundup: Pepperdine baseball gets by USC

first_imgJunior shortstop Danny Worth and freshman first baseman Ryan Heroy collected three hits each to lead a 16-hit attack in Pepperdine’s 8-3 nonconference victory over USC on Tuesday. In the bottom of the third, the Waves (5-2) scored three times to take a 4-2 lead. Freshman designated hitter Mark Tracy singled in two runs to break a 2-2 tie and give Pepperdine a 4-2 lead. The Waves broke the game open with a three-run fifth, highlighted by a run-scoring single from sophomore second baseman Denny Duron and a two-run single from Worth. USC fell to 5-4. UCLA 3, UC Riverside 2: Ryan Babineau had twoRBIs, and the Bruins (3-4) staved off the Highlanders’ two-run rally in the ninth to get the win at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Jason Nowak (1-0) went four innings and struck out seven, and Brant Rustich picked up his second save for the Bruins. SOFTBALL UCLA 14, UC Riverside 0: Senior second baseman Lisa Dodd hit a first-inning grand slam and Kaila Shull and Jaisa Creps also added homers as the third-ranked Bruins (3-3) captured a five-inning, run-rule victory in their home opener. Junior pitcher Anjelica Selden allowed just one hit for UCLA, retiring the first 11 batters. WOMEN’S TENNIS center_img USC 7, San Diego State: The No. 5-ranked Trojans (5-0) swept all six singles matches and won all three doubles matches in the victory over the Aztecs. UCLA 7, UC Irvine 0: The No. 15-ranked Bruins improved to 5-2 with the victory at home over the Anteaters (5-2). WOMEN’S GOLF Northrup update: Pepperdine was in first place, USC was in fourth and UCLA was in 10th place after the second round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. Sophomore Jayvie Agojo shot a 2-over par 73 for the Waves, who are four shots ahead of Arizona State heading into today’s final round. USC’s Paola Moreno and Belen Mozo are both tied for fourth individually, and UCLA’s Hannah Jun is tied for sixth. 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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Spector jury may hear of gun incident

first_imgRobitaille told Spector to “knock that off and put that away,” and he eventually let her leave. A similar incident occurred a decade later when she claims Spector again put a gun to her head in the foyer of his home after a night of drinking. At the time, Robitaille had taken a job as Spector’s part-time assistant. An after-hours phone call to Spector’s attorney was not immediately returned Tuesday. An April 10 hearing was scheduled to consider the prosecution’s request. Prosecutors already plan to present testimony from four other women who claim Spector threatened them with a gun. In a separate motion, prosecutors also asked the court to admit into evidence a conversation Spector reportedly had with a retired New York City police officer at a holiday party at the home of Joan Rivers in 1995 or 1996. Prosecutors in the Phil Spector murder case have asked a judge to allow testimony from a former employee and one-time girlfriend who said the famed record producer pointed a gun at her head in two separate incidents that occurred decades ago. In court documents filed Tuesday, Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson said the testimony demonstrates a “long history of gun-related violence directed at women” and should be admitted as evidence during Spector’s upcoming trial on charges he killed actress Lana Clarkson in February 2003. Devra Robitaille, who worked at Warner Spector Records from 1974 to 1977, told investigators that one night Spector placed a shotgun or rifle against her forehead when she tried to leave the producer’s home after a party. “Spector, who was drunk, made some sort of joke and then said, `Just so you know, I’ll blow your (expletive) head off’ or `If you try to leave, I’ll blow your (expletive) brains out,”‘ according to the court documents. Vince Tannazzo, who was working security at the party, said he was asked to escort Spector out after a commotion. While they were leaving, Tannazzo said Spector made numerous profane, disparaging and threatening remarks about women, according to the court filing. “They all deserve to die. They all deserve a bullet in their (expletive) head,” Tannazzo quoted Spector as saying. “That’s why I got permits for all over. Wherever I go, I always keep a gun, because these (expletive), they’re all no (expletive) good.” Tannazzo told authorities a similar episode occurred at the same party the following year.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Chelsea break Sh51.8bn turnover barrier, post Sh8bn profit

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea posted a record turnover of £443.4 million and £62 million profit on Monday © AFP / ADRIAN DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – A return to Champions League football and prominent player sales allowed Premier League giants Chelsea to record a record Sh51.8bn ($562 million) turnover and Sh8bn (£62 million) profit for the 2017/18 season, the club announced on Monday.Revenue rose 22.7 percent on the previous season thanks in large part to a profit on player sales of Sh14.6bn (£113 million) and a run to the Champions League last 16 which boosted TV income by Sh6bn (£47.1 million). Commercial revenue was up Sh4bn (£32 million), helped by a new Nike kit deal worth a reported Sh7.8bn (£60 million) a year, while matchday revenues also increased by Sh1.1bn (£8.4 million).“The club has now posted a series of record-breaking revenue figures and our profit margin has increased in consecutive years,” said chairman Bruce Buck in a statement.“This has occurred against a backdrop of varying participation in European football, and different degrees of achievement in the Premier League, which demonstrates we have built a sound business footing to support our on-pitch quest for success.”The latest figures for the season ending June 30, 2018 include the sales of Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid, Nemanja Matic to Manchester United, Nathan Ake to Bournemouth and the permanent transfer of Juan Cuadrado to Juventus.However, the accounts do not include the severance pay for Antonio Conte or his coaching staff.Conte was sacked in July after the Blues’ finished fifth and failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: LAST CHANCE FOR MEMBERS TO REGISTER WITH ST EUNAN’S

first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 17.02.14In Association with Letterkenny Shopping CentrePlease note that Traffic Restrictions will be in place the day of the Donegal v Monaghan game on Sunday week, March 2nd. The road out from the bottom of the Back / Convent Rd. will be closed from 12:30pm. There will be a Park & Ride system in place and patrons are advised to park in the various Car Parks around Letterkenny with Shuttle Buses running from The Station House Hotel to and from O’Donnell Park. Traffic coming in from the Glenswilly side will be turned by Gardai and faced back out before parking up. We will be taking a list of Stewards for the weekend, Charlie McAteer is currently not available however you can text him with your name between this Sunday (Feb. 23rd) and Tuesday (Feb. 25th) as only those that have registered to steward will be granted access on the day. Please note that if you are volunteering to Steward, you must also help with the clean-up operation after wards. I will send an e-mail and post on Facebook on Sunday with Charlie’s number – please do not text until Sunday.There is no Girls U14 Training on this Thursday, Feb. 20th, it will return next week (27th).The Minor Board are meeting tonight in the clubhouse, all managers are asked to bring any gear and / or equipment they have to hand over and to bring a list of any requirements for the upcoming season.There will be another Membership Registration for 2014 this Saturday, Feb. 22nd in the Clubhouse between 12 noon and 2pm. All players need to come out and get registered as this is our 3rd Registration session and still less than half our members have registered. All managers are asked to text their players to remind them asap. There is a new Child Protection Module taking place on Friday 28th of February in the Clubhouse and it is compulsory for anyone that is working with underage players if you haven’t done a child protection course within the last 3 years. Places are limited to 20, please contact Pauric Daly to confirm your attendance at: [email protected]Ádh mór ar na hiomaitheoirí go léir as an chlub a bhéas ag glacadh páirt i Scór Sinsir i nGort a’ Choirce ag an deireadh seachtine. Beidh an chlub ag glacadh páirt san aithriseoireacht, Grúpa Bailéad agus tráth na gceisteanna. Le cois sin beidh an chlub ag glacadh páirt i dTráth na gCeist Bord oíche Aoine.Contact Paul McGovern ([email protected]) ASAP to book your slot on the Training pitch for the coming season. The pitch is only currently open to those that have games coming up in the next month or so.There is no Girls U14 Training in Game on this Thursday (20th Feb). It will return next week (27th) at 6:50pm.Girls U16 Football training continues every Wed in Game On after being cancelled last week because of the bad weather. It is on between 6:50pm and 8pm. Cost is €3 per week. The Hurling & Camogie Academy is up and running again on Friday evenings and takes place in Game On at the following times: U12’s Hurling is 5:30pm – 6:30pmU6/ U8 / U10’s are on 6:30pm – 7:45pm. Cost is €3.U12 & U14 Camogie takes place in Game On on Tuesdays between 6pm and 7pm. We are looking for new members to take up Camogie. Contact Joe Kealy for more details. Cost is €3 per night.The Minor Football League (boys) is scheduled to start on Sunday, March 2nd. With the U14’s beginning the following week. There are details of the new Football rules on the club Facebook page and all managers and players are advised to make themselves familiar with them. They were also sent by club e-mail.There were 8 winners that matched 3 numbers and they win €15 each. The numbers drawn were: 4-5-7-21. Alma Kavanagh, The Grange; John Ellison , Rowan Park; Padraig Mac Ionthair, Plunkett O Boyle Terrace; Nichola Harvey, Keenaghan (All card); John Timoney, Ballymacool; MP O Donnell, 8 The Grange; Kevin Brown and Liam Crossan (All Adrian). Next week’s jackpot €1,100.GAA NEWS: LAST CHANCE FOR MEMBERS TO REGISTER WITH ST EUNAN’S was last modified: February 19th, 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:st eunan’s gaa club newslast_img read more

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OUT & ABOUT: PICTURE SPECIAL AS JLS WOO CROWDS AT THE PULSE

first_imgCHART-topping JLS certainly wooed the crowds during their appearance at The Pulse nightclub in Letterkenny at the weekend.Hundreds turned up to see the stars – and weren’t disappointed.All pictures courtesy of The Pulse, Letterkenny.     OUT & ABOUT: PICTURE SPECIAL AS JLS WOO CROWDS AT THE PULSE was last modified: April 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJLSJLS FANSLETTERKENNY NIGHTCLUBOUT & ABOUT: PICTURE SPECIAL AS JLS WOO CROWDS AT THE PULSElast_img read more

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APARTMENT COMPLEX MANAGER CHARGED WITH THEFT

first_imgThe manager of a Letterkenny apartment complex has appeared in court charged with theft from one of the flats he manages.Grand Central ApartmentsMartin Magee, of 39 Grand Central Apartments, appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday. Mr Magee pleaded not guilty to robbery at number 19 Grand Central Apartments on January 15th, 2012.The court heard allegations that Mr Magee stole a range of items including hair straighteners, dresses, painting, kitchen utensils and bank statements from the apartment.Mr Magee pleaded not guilty to the charge.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until March 18th for hearing.APARTMENT COMPLEX MANAGER CHARGED WITH THEFT was last modified: February 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGrand Central ApartmentsLetterkenny District CourtMartin Mageetheftlast_img read more

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WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL FROM DONEGAL’S NO 1 NIGHTSPOT VOODOO VENUE

first_imgWhat another superb weekend clubbers had at Donegal’s No.1 nightspot Voodoo Venue. The No.1 venue in the North-West has firmly established itself as the best clubbing spot around.This is evidenced by the masses coming through the doors every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. With this pattern being repeated during the week, it should come as no surprise that Voodoo Venue was nominated for a prestigious award for providing live entertainment every week.Their dedication and excellence in customer service will ensure it will remain the No.1 clubbing venue in the North-West in 2015.Every week in conjunction with Donegal Daily, Voodoo Venue run a picture special competition on the site.If your face is circled in the picture special above, then you’ve just won FREE Champagne and FREE VIP entry for four. Contact Voodoo via Facebook and claim your prize now. 🙂Make sure and check out their Facebook page below for details of this weekend.https://www.facebook.com/VOOD00venueletterkenny WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL FROM DONEGAL’S NO 1 NIGHTSPOT VOODOO VENUE was last modified: January 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsVoodoo Venuelast_img read more

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Flooding fall-out: Council issues latest update on road conditions across Donegal

first_img1pm. Donegal County Council has just issued a latest update on road conditions following last night’s devastating flooding.This is their latest statement to bring the public updated with the ongoing challenges facing the public.North Donegal experienced very heavy rainfall last night resulting in extensive flooding on our roads. Driving conditions were very difficult and many roads had to be closed temporarily. The Inishowen Peninsula was the worst hit with widespread road closures and properties flooded. Since the rain stopped overnight the Council’s roads staff have been taking stock of the damage.Two bridges have been completely washed away either side of Quigley’s Point on the R238 and the R240.The Cockhill Bridge has been closed (R238 north of Buncrana) as has the local road from Drumfree (North Pole Pub) to Clonmany however it is expected that both of these will reopen shortly following some clean up works.Council staff are working to get one operational lane repaired on the R238 between Quigley’s Point & Muff and it is hoped to reopen this road with traffic lights.In the meantime a short local diversion is in place. This diversion is not suitable for HGVs or large volumes of traffic so motorists travelling to north Inishowen are advised to travel via Buncrana until further notice. The R240 between Quigley’s Point and Carndonagh at the Riverside Pub will need a new bridge constructed and is likely to remain closed for a number of weeks at least.Reports are also just coming in of a bridge collapse on the R244 between Carndonagh and Drumfree approx 3 miles from Carndonagh. Further updates will be made available.Road users are being asked to take extreme care when out and about today and members of the public who require assistance including emergency accommodation should contact the Council on 074 91 53900 or out of hours at 074 91 72399.Flooding fall-out: Council issues latest update on road conditions across Donegal was last modified: August 24th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:councilROADSupdatelast_img read more

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DLDC event celebrates the successes of social enterprises

first_imgAs part of Social Inclusion week 2019, Donegal Local Development (DLDC) hosted an information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’ to showcase the work of Social Enterprises in Donegal.Social enterprises are businesses whose core objective is to achieve a social, societal or environmental impact. Like other businesses, social enterprises trade in goods or services on an ongoing basis. However, any surpluses they generate are re-invested into achieving a social impact.‘Enterprising Communities’ was an information and networking breakfast morning to promote and celebrate the achievements of local social enterprises and to acknowledge the social benefit and social impact they provide. It created the opportunity for representatives to meet & network with their peers and to benefit from shared learning. While celebrating the successes of social enterprises DLDC also highlighted the need for a strategic approach in addressing the many challenges.DLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’The event also provided the opportunity for the DLDC team to meet with representatives from local social enterprises, to further promote the launch of the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2019 – 2022 and to update attendees on the core objectives of the policy.This policy document is long overdue, however DLDC welcome the strategic approach it contains and the commitment to providing supports for the Community & Voluntary Sector which will help social enterprises reach their full potential. The launch of this policy marks the start of a new phase in the development of social enterprise in Ireland. The speakers representing local social enterprises were selected randomly and invited to come along to share their stories. Although from different geographical locations throughout Donegal, the challenges they face are very similar and the need for additional supports are common to all. The contribution from the social enterprise representatives was key to the success of this event. They are the volunteers & managers who deliver a positive response to social and societal issues and DLDC commends them on their great work.DLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’DLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’DLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’Keynote Speaker was Patsy McGonagle, founding member of the Finn Valley Club and current Chairperson of Donegal Local Development CLG.MC was Andrew McNulty from the Community Development team at DLDC and Speakers on the day included:• Margaret Larkin, DLDC, who gave an overview of the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2019 – 2022• Karen McCormick – LYIT – Restart+ Programme• Mick Quinlivan – Cairde Le Cheile, Letterkenny• Mary Coyle – Ionad Naomh Pádraig• Michael Travers – Bundoran Community Centre• Tracy Peoples – Premier Services, MilfordDLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’DLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’DLDC event celebrates the successes of social enterprises was last modified: October 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:DLDCsocial inclusion weeklast_img read more

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Ventilation Failures and Vocabulary Lessons

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img During the last week of September, I attended the annual conference sponsored by the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA). This year’s conference was held in Frisco, Texas.EEBA was founded in Minnesota in 1982; the original name of the organization was the Energy Efficient Building Association. Thirty-four years later, EEBA is still going strong.Like most national conferences, the Texas event was held at a modern convention center attached to a high-rise hotel. In this case, the soulless commercial space was located a short drive north of Dallas. It’s possible to spend three or four days in this type of convention center without knowing where you are. You could be in a suburb of Seattle or Miami, or almost anywhere in between. If you decide to take a walk, as I did, you have your choice of destinations: either the parking lots north of the hotel, or the parking lots south of the hotel, or one of the strip malls up and down the four-lane roads.In spite of the bleak venue — an inevitable part of any national convention, evidently — the EEBA event was well worth attending. This year’s conference had presentations on a wide variety of topics, from air sealing to building codes. Residential ventilation systems should address risks in the kitchen The conference included several presentations on mechanical ventilation, including one, “A Breath of (Measurable) Fresh Air,” given by Iain Walker from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).Walker’s ventilation advice is based on ongoing LBNL research — research that has been previously reported on GBA. Walker told the audience, “For better IAQ, ventilating your kitchen is about the most important thing you can do from a health-impact perspective. Some homeowners like old vintage gas-burning ranges, the ones with pilot… last_img read more

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10 Audio Accessories Under $100

first_imgOnly have a small amount of money left in your budget for audio accessories? No problem. Check out all this great sound gear that’s available to you for under $100!Top image from of Lorelei.As filmmakers, we’re quick to make sure we’ve got all of the camera accessories we need… but what about sound gear?  We recently took a look at a collection of audio gear for under $500. Let’s continue down that path in a more budget-minded fashion with this list of ten must-have audio accessories for under $100.Note: the links below are just examples of where you can purchase this filmmaking gear. These are not sponsored or affiliate links. We encourage you to make your purchases at your favorite gear store!1. Tascam DR-05 Portable RecorderPrice: $99.99Image from SweetwaterThe Tascam DR-05 is a great option as a field recorder for the price tag of $100. While some may not view it as an accessory I’ve been on film crews where this little recorder was waiting in the wings in case the Sound Devices 702 or 633 went down. If you’re looking for a cheap capture solution for small projects, I would suggest it as well.2. Rode VideoMic GO: $90Image from SweetwaterWhile it doesn’t capture the kind of audio that the Rode NTG line of shotgun mics will, the Rode VideoMic GO captures quality sound for its price tag. I’ve used this same mic several times over the years in order to capture scratch-track audio, which is extremely helpful when you get into post-production.3. Audio Technica Condensor Mic: $99Image from B&HIn the event that you didn’t capture all of your audio while in the field, you’ll need to capture some ADR. For that you’ll need a quality condenser mic. The Audio Technica is a great little mic, but you also might want to check out the Blue Snowball, MXL V67G, Behringer C-3 or the AKG P120, all of which are under $100.4. Rode smartLav: $66Image from B&HThis is an interesting lav microphone. Say you’re working on a documentary or industrial video when your wireless lapel mic goes on the fritz. You need this audio and this shot and you only have a limited amount of time. Well, grab your smart phone and connect the Rode smartLav to it and open the app. Just like that, you have a backup for under $100.5. Nady DSM-1X Digital Meter: $75Image from B&HI never really thought about needing to measure the sound level of a space. However, I’ve had several sound recordists tell me they’ve used them when filming in an industrial space where there are large spikes of sound. They would walk with the meter toward the source of the sound while watching the dB level, easily discovering how close they could get to the sound without harming the recording equipment.6. Comprehensive Audio Adapter Kit: $90Image from B&HIt never fails, you’re out in the field and you need some sort of adapter, but that was one of those minute details that you forgot. Well if you’ve ever found your self dealing with this before just know that you aren’t alone, it has happened to me before as well. But, in order to prepare for the next time this will happen here is a great little audio adapter kit.7. Leatherman Sidekick Multi-Tool: $42Image from B&HThis is easily the greatest tool I’ve ever seen on set. A good friend of mine and fellow filmmaker brought one of these on set and it was a simply a godsend. While it’s not necessarily a piece of “audio” equipment, it will come in handy at some point. For example, when I was on a documentary crew, the sound recordist had a heck of a time pressing the small battery lock release on the Sound Devices 702 field recorder. Enter the Leatherman Sidekick. Problem solved.8. ProTapes Gaff Tape: $20Image from B&HNext to the multi-tool, the best tool for audio — and really any part of film production — is gaff tape. It’s amazingly handy. I was recently working on a documentary film and we needed to attach the boom mic to a C-Stand. When we discovered we didn’t have all the parts necessary to pull this off, we whipped out the gaff tape and strapped the boom pole to the arm of the C-Stand. It worked perfectly. You can also use gaff tape when you need your subject to tape a lapel mic to the inside of their shirt or jacket so you can get crystal-clear audio.9. Vulta Hurricane Flashlight: $37Image from B&HAs soon as you say that you won’t need a flashlight, you’ll need one. When working on set everything is lit in a specific way. So the light is directed toward the subject or characters. This will sometimes leave you in a shady or dark spot where it can be cumbersome to find little things like lapel clips or adapters. So make things easier on yourself and keep a small flashlight handy.10. Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones: $75Last, but definitely not least we need headphones. These same headphones were recommended to me by a film composer I work with, and I’ve used them for over two years now. When you put these on you’ll notice right away that you hear a nice flat sound, and as you should know, when you’re capturing sound you want to make sure that this sound is flat. This allows you to hear everything as it is without any manipulation.Image from B&HFor more in-depth info on filmmaking gear and tools, take a look at these articles:Filmmaking Tip: Gear For a One Man Documentary Crew10 Crucial Pieces of Audio Gear Under $500How to Spot Counterfeit Camera GearDid we miss any crucial audio accessories that we should have added? Are these essential audio accessories $100 or less? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

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T20: Kohli may open as India start favourites despite Gayle factor

first_imgSkipper Virat Kohli might open the innings when India take on the West Indies in a one— off Twenty20, aiming to finish their Caribbean sojourn on a high despite the threat posed by Chris Gayle’s return to the home team.After winning the five—match ODI series 3—1, India will certainly have an upperhand despite the presence of Gayle, who can single—handedly swing fortunes especially in the shortest format.However, Gayle will be donning the Caribbean maroons after a gap 15 months during which he has battled injuries as well as poor form during the IPL, which was his last competitive tournament before this particular game.West Indies are reigning world champions with the likes of Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree still a part of the current squad led by their World T20 hero Carlos Brathwaite.Also there’s Evin Lewis, who had scored a 49—ball—100 in West Indies’ one—run win over India in a T20 game in Florida, last year.But T20 is one format where the home team starts on even keel against an Indian team which had its foot firmly on the pedal save an occasional blip in Jamaica.The change in format may bring about some strategic shift in the playing XI with Kohli expected to open the innings.Kohli has opened a lot for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL and also occasionally for India when Rohit Sharma has not been around.While Ajinkya Rahane has had a fantastic ODI series with close to 350 runs including a century and three half—tons, Kohli opening the innings with Shikhar Dhawan looks more imminent considering the change in format.The young Rishabh Pant could finally get his chance on the tour. Pant was a part of the playing XI that last played a T20 match against England in Bengaluru, earlier this year.The Indian team management is aiming to groom Pant as the future limited—overs glovesman and that’s the reason he may get his chance.Kuldeep Yadav, who has been a successful T20 bowler for Kolkata Knight Riders, may also make his T20 International debut after an impressive series in which he picked up eight wickets.Since there has been a pattern in the first XI selection of the Indian team, the last T20 International saw leg—spinner Yuzvendra Chahal pick up six England wickets.With Chahal not being a part of this squad, the management may go for a wrist spinner in Kuldeep, who has the ability trouble the batsmen with his wrong ‘uns.IPL’s highest wicket—taker, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, after some well—earned rest, will be leading the pace attack alongside Umesh Yadav.For West Indies, the onus will be on their spin twins Narine and Badree, who can trouble the Indian batsmen with their variations. Narine may also open the innings, something which he successfully did for KKR in the IPL.Squad Virat Kohli Virat Kohli Published on × COMMENT SHAREcenter_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL cricket India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Mohammed Shami.West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Samuel Badree, Ronsford Beaton, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton (wk), Kesrick Williams. July 08, 2017 COMMENTSlast_img read more

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OnePlus 3: Third time is a charm?

first_imgOnePlus will launch the OnePlus 3 on June 14. The company will start selling the OnePlus 3 via regular open sale method from June 15, 12.30 AM IST exclusively through OnePlus.net/in. That’s right. No invites needed. OnePlus has been very tight-lipped about its next flagship phone, as opposed to last year when it was all gung-ho about the OnePlus 2, dropping Easter eggs from time to time. It’s been relatively quiet, quietly building up to D-day when it will unveil its third-generation flagship and fourth phone in total.OnePlus devices have always carried an air of intrigue around them. After all, it’s not every day that we see a little-known company launching a phone that punches way above its weight. The OnePlus One did that. The OnePlus 2 also did that. The OnePlus X, well, it tried. Something very similar is expected from the OnePlus 3 as well.Also Read: OnePlus 3 to launch on June 14, no invites needed to buy it Even though OnePlus has been tight-lipped with regards to the OnePlus 3, company co-founder Carl Pei did go on record earlier to say that it will feature a new design, different from its current-generation flagship phones. According to Carl Pei, the OnePlus 3 design will captivate users just as the company’s first phone, the OnePlus One did when it was launched in July 2013.The OnePlus One brought in a characteristic ‘sandstone finish’ design, and the OnePlus 2 followed suit. The OnePlus 3 on the contrary is expected to be all-metal. A render posted by @evleaks gave us the first full unrestricted view of what could be the OnePlus 3. And ever since, multiple leaks and reports have corroborated the image leaked by the notorious tipster.advertisement XPreviousNextThe back is very reminiscent of HTC One phones, with clear antenna lines and squared out camera module with a prominent bulge. The OnePlus logo sits below the camera set-up. The front is more in line with the OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2, boasting of a 2.5D curved glass this time along with an all familiar physical home button housing a fingerprint scanner.The left edge has an alert slider and volume rocker, the right side of the phone has a SIM slot and power button. The 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port and speaker out meanwhile sit on the lower end of the phone.The OnePlus 3, much like the OnePlus One and the OnePlus 2 is said to retain a 5.5-inch FullHD display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution. Only this time, an AMOLED panel is said to make an appearance, which will help boost colour saturation.It comes without a doubt that the phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, and multiple reports have suggested like wise. The phone is also said to offer one variant with whopping 6 gigs of RAM and up to 128GB of on-board storage. There’s no word about expandable storage. On the software side of things, the OnePlus 3 will be running Android Marshmallow-based OxygenOS.OnePlus CEO Pete Lau had recently taken to social media to share a few images that he claimed were taken using the OnePlus 3’s rear camera. The company then shared a few more OnePlus 3 rear camera samples on Twitter. Taken by Pete Lau himself, the camera samples reaffirmed the fact that the OnePlus 3 will indeed have a 16-megapixel camera on the rear. It is further said to sport an 8-megapixel camera on the front.Check out these amazing sample shots taken with the #OnePlus3 camera. Which is your favorite? pic.twitter.com/7A3gfzUX87 OnePlus (@oneplus) June 8, 2016The OnePlus 3 is said to be powered by a 3,000mAh battery and support OnePlus’ in-house Dash fast charging technology.Also Read: OnePlus 3 could be a HTC One clone for all we knowlast_img read more

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Delhi University will make official declaration of trial dates for ECA and sports quota candidates today

first_imgIn a meeting on Monday, June 20, 2016, it was decided that trials for admission from sports quota will begin very soon. This might put outstation aspirants of admission in undergraduate courses of Delhi University into some last minute management trouble.However, there is yet no official notification on the university website for the same. Dates for trials this year:Trials for admission under sports category will begin on June 24 and end on July 1 The university has received , 780 applications in the sports categoryDates for admission trials in the extra-curricular activities has not been decided yet  Sports and ECA quota admissions in Delhi University comprise of 5 percent seats togetherThis year the university will make all admissions and trials central for all its collegesThe final dates, along with official notifications for students are expected on TuesdaySt Stephen’s college admission dates vary:The trial for ST Stephen’s sports category candidates began on June 20Despite a notice from the university, for a centralized procedure for all colleges, this college followed its own scheduleDU had sent an observe for college trials at St. Stephen’sThe college, being a minority institution, used to have its own admission process including the sports trialsThis year, DU has made it mandatory for all the applicants to Stephen’s to first register via the centralized online form of the universityRead: Shocking! Over 900 graduates including 5 MPhil holders apply for porter’s job in Maharashtra Read: Khalsa college gets Delhi HC approval to start admission process with minority tag Click here for more updates form India Today Education advertisementlast_img read more

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Tiger Woods makes sizzling start to comeback at Bahamas event

first_imgTiger Woods made a sizzling start to his first competitive round in nearly 16 months as he mixed four birdies and a single bogey on the front nine at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Thursday. (Tiger Woods ready for long-awaited comeback)Woods, who had been sidelined from competition due to a chronic back injury, looked relaxed and a lot like the former world number one who dominated the sport before his health woes as he briefly put his name atop the leaderboard.Greeted by applause from a small gallery, Woods, dressed all in black except for a white glove, calmly stepped up to the par-four first hole on a blustery day at the exclusive Albany course on the island of New Providence. (Woods still dreams of eclipsing Jack Nicklaus’ major record)Woods pulled his opening drive left and narrowly avoided a fairway bunker but then hit a solid approach shot to reach the green in two.The 14-times major champion then missed a long birdie putt before rolling in a routine three-footer for par and more polite applause.After another par at the second Woods began a charge with a tap in birdie at the par-five third.The 40-year-old then shifted into top gear with a run of three consecutive birdies, capped with a three-footer at the eighth, to move into a share of the lead.The only blemish at the midway mark came on the par-five ninth where Woods sent his tee shot deep into the scrub.advertisementHe punched out then missed his approach, botched a greenside pitch on way to taking a six to make the turn at three-under 33 and sit three back of J.B. Holmes who was six-under through 11.The Hero World Challenge is hosted by Woods to benefit of his charitable foundation.The elite 18-man field has attracted some of the world’s top golfers including Americans world number three Dustin Johnson and number five Jordan Spieth, fourth-ranked Swede Henrik Stenson and Britain’s Olympic champion Justin Rose.With no midway cut Woods will get four rounds to assess his comeback before deciding on where and when he will return to the PGA Tour.last_img read more

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Australia legend Mitchell Johnson in awe of young Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah

first_imgMumbai Indians have made it to the final of the Indian Premier League on the back of some brilliant performances from leg-spinner Karn Sharma and pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who bamboozled Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Friday night.Mumbai bowled out Kolkata for 107 with Sharma and Bumrah picking up 4 and 3 respectively and then chased down the below-par target with six wickets in hand in the 15th over to setup a mouth-watering summit clash against Rising Pune Supergiant in Hyderabad on Sunday.Bumrah, who has been instrumental in MI’s campaign this year with 18 wickets in 15 matches so far at 23.22, was interviewed by fellow fast bowler Mitchell Johnson after the match for iplt20.com who also revealed some interesting facts about how the pair met for the first time in 2013 and what happened when the young Indian pacer bowled to the Australian legend in the nets.Johnson: Another great performance tonight mate, how’d you feel?Bumrah: It’s always good you know. This is the third time that Mumbai Indians is in the final. Today to contribute in this manner is a great feeling.Johnson: I thought you bowled really well tonight. I really love seeing you bowl. In 2013 I was here with Mumbai Indians and we were in the final then and now we have another opportunity and this time we could play together. How do you feel?Bumrah: It’s a great feeling. In 2013 I was just a youngster coming out of U-19 cricket. To play with you guys it’s always special. I’ve learnt a lot and hopefully now whatever I’ve learnt I will probably get to use it in the final as well.advertisementJohnson: There’s something which the fans out there won’t know, but when we first played together at Mumbai in 2013 you bounced me in the nets and hit me on the helmet. Can you talks us through that?Bumrah: Usually when you are coming out of U-19 cricket so you think you have pace. So you try to experiment it on bowlers because otherwise if you hit the batsmen they don’t like it. So I thought I’ll try something on the bowlers and so it was a good day isn’t it?” was Bumrah’s reply.Johnson: It was a very good ball and I was very impressed with you at that age and you’ve come a long way. I have been very impressed with how you have bowled throughout this season and I’m looking forward to hopefully playing a final with you. You’ve done so well this year, one more game to go hopefully it’s a win.Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant will lock horns for the fourth time this season in the IPL final at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium on Sunday night. RPS have a 3-0 advantage over MI this season.last_img read more

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Pujara, Ashwin among 7 India cricketers to play county ahead of World Test Championship

first_imgSeven of India’s Test specialists may play a few games for various English county sides to prepare for the inaugural World Test Championship series in July and August.The players that BCCI have zeroed in are Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma, who will play County cricket.Pujara already has a three-year contract with Yorkshire and is set to play there again.”Pujara’s contract was a deal between him and the county and it’s a long term deal,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Friday.As far as Rahane is concerned, he is likely to sign a deal with Hampshire in the coming week and is waiting for the approval of all three Committee of Administrators.”CoA head Vinod Rai has already given his approval but Diana Edulji and Lt General Ravi Thodage are yet to give their approvals,” the official said.”With India set to play against the Caribbean in about fortnight after the end of the World Cup, the BCCI has prepared a proposal wherein their Test specialists can play some red ball cricket in months of June till mid July,” the senior official added.Some of the counties that BCCI is talking to include Leicestershire, Essex, Nottinghamshire.”During the last Test series in England, the BCCI has had discussions with the CEOs of all major counties so that our top Test players can play there in summers,” said the official.Ideally, the BCCI is looking at three to maximum four first class games for its players before the West Indies series.advertisement”The conditions are completely different save that they will playing with red Dukes which will also be used in the West Indies. It’s just that they will get game time. We are hopeful that all our seven Test players will be playing either Division 1 or 2 of the English county,” he said.India skipper Virat Kohli was supposed to play for Surrey last year but could not do so due to an injury.Also Read | Expectations from me fair but my focus is to help India win: Virat Kohli Also Read | WAGs not allowed to accompany Team India players for first 20 days of World Cup 2019Also See:last_img read more

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India on the field | Independence Day Special

first_img Ruchir Joshi New Delhi August 9, 2019 ISSUE DATE: August 19, 2019UPDATED: August 15, 2019 07:38 IST Image credit: Raj VermaTogether, Indian cricket and its supporters tell us a lot about the journey our society has taken over the last hundred odd years. As Ramachandra Guha’s and Prashant Kidambi’s books on cricket history tell us, in the late 19th century, cricket was a scattered activity in different urban and mofussilTogether, Indian cricket and its supporters tell us a lot about the journey our society has taken over the last hundred odd years. As Ramachandra Guha’s and Prashant Kidambi’s books on cricket history tell us, in the late 19th century, cricket was a scattered activity in different urban and mofussil pockets of pre-Partition India.The first Indian clubs were formed in Bombay, Karachi, Madras and Calcutta and they played among themselves on inferior, bumpy maidans while the sahebs played in a parallel world, on the other side of the fence on their (somewhat) plush green grounds. Around the same time that various Indian political groups began to challenge the Empire’s unquestioned hegemony, Indian teams began to have the occasional game against the goras.At first the Indian teams usually lost, but gradually the outcomes began to be less predictable. These matches would have loud crowds of local janata supporting the native teams. A victory could mean riotous celebrations and the defeat of a desi team, due to what was perceived as biased umpiring, could lead to just plain rioting.It was clear that the game was able to excite passions, even among people who had no access to playing kits, cricketing skills or proper grounds. Or, perhaps, the game worked like a magnifying glass, focusing scattered passions into one flaming pinpoint.The idea of a national team formed at roughly the same time as the independence movement. The important difference was that while Gandhi and the Congress moved out of their middle-class enclosures to connect with the poorest sections of urban and rural India, organised cricket in India kept looking to the Maharajas and Nawabs for leadership.advertisementHowever, unsurprisingly, issues from the country’s politics kept seeping into the sport. Could Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Parsis and Christians play in the same team? What would a team weighted towards upper castes and classes do when the talent of a player from (what one would now call) a Dalit background made it impossible to exclude him? Would the team travel together? Would they eat together? Would they come together only on the playing field?By the end of World War II, there was a large pool of seriously gifted players in the subcontinent, a pool from which a properly selected eleven could challenge any team in the world. A WAG once said that the chief reason the English made sure that India was partitioned was that “a team from a united India would have spelt the end of all meaningful competition in world cricket”.Wistful exaggerations aside, cricketing was among the many intricate networks that Partition sundered, especially in the north and the west of the subcontinent.If the jute factories stayed in West Bengal and the jute fields supplying to those factories went to East Pakistan, people still argue that a bulk of the batting talent stayed in India while almost the entire pace attack went to West Pakistan. While this may be a gross simplification, the fact was that Partition scattered things unevenly across India and the two Pakistans.Just as notions of patriotism had to be rejigged, being a supporter of the Indian team meant different things before and after August 1947. For our test team, the multiple humiliations and honourable draws we suffered in the first 20-odd years of Independence were accompanied by the spread of the radio network.The live cricket commentary coming in from grounds across the world where India were playing left slight scars across the addicted eardrums of Indian cricket fans who grew up in the 1950s and the 1960s, and yet the patriot-cum-cricket fan in us never gave up, never stopped hoping.Indian cricket went through two quantum jumps, one at the beginning of the 1970s and one just after the end of the decade. The unexpected series wins in the West Indies and then England in 1970-71 meant that expectations of the Indian fans went up-we could win Test series, we will keep winning; forget about counting staved off defeats as substitute victories.1983 meant something quite else-we could win even in this format that was, till now, challenging for our slow-scoring batsmen, Test-designed bowlers and sluggish fielders. Earlier, we had won the odd series here and there, most often at home, but this was a World Cup where, in theory, we had been proven superior to every other cricket-playing country in the world.In the years immediately following our World Cup triumph, this superiority waxed and waned, dimmed and brightened, but the screaming, shouting, blue shirt-ripping triumphalism did not waver over the next 30 years.advertisementOf late, though, things have changed. With the Indian team going from being underdogs to bullying overdogs, this triumphalism has transformed into something truly ugly. The final stage of this mutation took place between 2001 and 2011 and is related to, among other things, our improved game, the burgeoning of the Indian TV audience to mammoth proportions and the huge sports industry the IPL has become.Alongside this growth of economic clout is the increasing display of aggression onfield by players.Around 2001 (or possibly a little earlier) our players started becoming infected by what one could call “Aussie-itis” or “Oz-itis”-the extreme sledging and aggressive physical projections perfected into an art form by Steve Waugh’s famous Australians. “Tit-for-Tat”, “toe to toe”, “give as good as you get” and other such phrases became mantras in our press, with our players also spouting these clichés in interviews and such.Some of the Indian team’s retaliations worked, some didn’t. During the 2001 Test series, Ganguly got up Waugh’s nose by making him wait for the toss, Dravid told three hulking Australians surrounding him to “F*** off”, yielding desirable results. But then came the ridiculous sight of Zaheer Khan trying to sledge Matthew Hayden in the 2003 World Cup final in Johannesburg.Hayden was flaying Zaheer’s bowling. Hayden was the master of sledging and this sort of a thing pumped him up; Zaheer, an amateur, struggled for an invective in a language not his own, but eventually got carted across the ground, both verbally and cricket-wise.By the time the next batch of young Indian men put on the country’s colours, the sledging had become as indispensable as batting, bowling and fielding skills.When I bumped into one of these young turks (now a waning senior of fluctuating presence in the team) and suggested that he was being over-aggressive, he snarled into the distance, ‘No, no, nutthhing! Weeyyavtu givvidbag tudem!’The Aussies infected us, but then we added our own strain to the infection. The Aussies might be racist, macho and thuggish, they may also be cheats, but there is no trace of jingoism or militarism in their presentation.Off the field, these Australian men are seen looking after their small babies; even on-field, if there is an addition to their cricketing clothes, it’s to support some cause, such as the fight against breast cancer; their nationalism or political beliefs are kept well out of sight.We, on the other hand, go from the absurd to the ridiculous. Our team walks out wearing military caps in an international match to “show support for our soldiers”; Mahendra Singh Dhoni tags his regimental insignia on to his wicket-keeping gloves in a World Cup; insisting we need to differentiate ourselves from England’s blue, we add one particular colour from our flag to our altered kit and it just happens to be the colour preferred by the ruling political party.You understand what a really wealthy country is when you see extremely well-to-do people happily taking trams to the supermarket.advertisementSimilarly, I understood something about a country that’s really rich in sporting terms, when an Australian cricket fan once told me, “I’m bloody bored of us always winning like machines. I’d really like to see this Ponting side get stuffed, I just don’t like their style of cricket!”While sportsmen are notoriously stupid politically and usually tend to veer towards reactionary strongmen leaders (look at pictures of Recep Erdogan attending Mesut Özil’s wedding), there are also exceptions.Look at the major American football stars refusing to stand for the national anthem, choosing to kneel instead in protest of US president Donald Trump’s policies, or Megan Rapinoe showing Trump her middle digit after winning the World Cup.While we in India are very far from Australia’s wide-ranging sporting success, we are the cricketing world’s boorish nouveau riche and there was some odd satisfaction in seeing the obnoxiously cocky Indian team go down to New Zealand (which would not have been there had we lost to Pakistan, Australia or England) in the semi-finals.As for protests, true independence and true patriotism (and, yes, true sporting wealth) will be evident when some internationally successful Indian sportswoman or sportsman fearlessly stands up to an Indian government on a political issue.Ruchir Joshi is a film-maker and writerYou’ve reached your article limitSign in to keep reading India TodaySign inSign up NOW to get:Premium content on Aaj Tak HD ChannelUnrestricted access to India Today magazine contentGet 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? 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Government Introduces Political Finance Reform Legislation

first_imgThe provincial government has introduced legislation to change the way Nova Scotia political parties are financed. Under amendments to the Members and Public Employees Disclosure Act, political donations will be subject to an annual maximum of $5,000 per party and political parties will get an annual grant tied to votes they receive in provincial elections. “These are fundamental, positive changes for our democratic system in Nova Scotia,” said Michael Baker, Minister responsible for the Elections Act. “We believe they will immediately improve the transparency and accountability of the electoral system, while at the same time promoting grassroots participation.” The legislation means that political parties cannot depend on large donations from any one person or organization, including private corporations and unions. Only residents of Nova Scotia can make donations, and donors exceeding the limit may be subject to a fine. Recognized political parties will receive annual public financing of $1.50 for each vote. During the transition to the new system, over the next two years, parties have the option of taking 90 cents per vote and a lump sum payment of $125,000 each. All four recognized political parties will receive payments in 2007, expected to total $745,000. One quarter of the amount will be paid in the 2006-07 fiscal year. In addition to the contribution limits, the legislation contains numerous restrictions related to other sources of political financing, such as loans and trust funds. The bill includes changes to the Income Tax Act that will adjust the tax credits for political donations. Smaller donations — under $1,000 — will be encouraged by a 75 per cent tax credit. Nova Scotia’s proposed legislation is similar to reforms introduced at the federal level and in other provinces, including Manitoba, New Brunswick and P.E.I.last_img read more

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TrumpModi had productive discussion on range of issues during meeting in Osaka

first_imgOsaka: Donald Trump had a “productive discussion” with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on topics like Iran, 5G and national security during their meeting here, the US President’s daughter and top adviser Ivanka Trump has said as she described India as a “critical” trading partner, security partner and ally of America. Modi and Trump met in the Japanese port city of Osaka on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, the first since the Indian prime minister led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a landslide win in the general elections. Also Read – Turkey preparations for Syria offensive ‘completed’ In a video of Ivanka tweeted by the White House on Saturday, the final day of the G20 Summit, she gave a brief summary of Trump’s separate bilateral meetings between her father and Prime Minister Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Ivanka, who has made women’s economic issues her main focus, said the US President especially talked about the 5G telecommunications technology and its security implications with other global leaders in his bilateral meetings on the margins of the G20 Summit. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping “We are here at the G20 in Osaka and Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Abe just concluded a meeting with the President talking about 5G technology, particularly with focus on its security implication,” Ivanka said about the meeting between the top leaders of Japan-America-India here. “A one-on-one meeting between the President and Prime Minister Modi where the same issues were covered, of course 5G, as well as trade relationship between the United States and India, a critical trading partner, a critical security partner and a critical ally,” she said while commenting on the Trump-Modi meeting. “So it was a productive discussion, everything from Iran to national security was covered by the President and the US delegation with their Indian counterparts,” the 37-year-old businesswoman-turned politician said, adding that it has been a productive Friday morning for the US President. Modi himself tweeted that the topics discussed during his talks with President Trump were wide-ranging. “We discussed ways to leverage the power of technology, improve defence and security ties as well as issues relating to trade,” the prime minister said on Twitter. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale told reporters that Prime Minister Modi and President Trump had a “very open and productive” meeting. “This was a very open and productive meeting. The two leaders had a very warm discussion,” he said. President Trump congratulated Prime Minister Modi on his victory and the two leaders discussed issues related to Iran, to 5G, to trade and to defence relations. On the issue of Iran, Modi outlined India’s energy concerns as well its concerns regarding peace and stability in the Persian Gulf region. Both sides agreed that they would remain in touch on the issue of Iran and will continue to have mutual discussion on how to ensure regional peace and stability. The discussion came at a time of heightened tensions between Iran and the US, which has accused Tehran of being behind a series of operations against oil tankers in highly sensitive Gulf waters. The US has also deployed its warships and additional soldiers to the region. On 5G, the prime minister highlighted the technical and business opportunities that this new area provides for cooperation between India and the United States. The Prime Minister outlined that India would have a billion users of the 5G technology and in that sense India is the second largest market in the world. “The way India moves or the way whatever choices India makes will essentially determine the way the global trend will go,” Gokhale said. He said Prime Minister Modi underlined the importance of Indo-US collaboration in the further development of 5G technology for mutual benefit. The two leaders discussed the issue of 5G at a time when Chinese telecom giant Huawei has urged India to make an “informed and independent decision” on permitting its 5G trials in the country. The Trump administration is putting pressure on other countries to restrict the operations of Huawei and banned American companies buying its products over security concerns. Gokhale said President Trump welcomed this idea and he spoke about the work that American companies are now doing in 5G. He specifically referred to the Silicon Valley and said that since he had taken over as the President of United States he has focused on this area, on developing America’s capabilities in technology, that he looked forward to working with India.last_img read more

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Uttarakhand HC issues contempt notices to Centre AIIMS Delhi

first_imgNainital: The Uttarakhand High Court has issued notices to Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan and AIIMS Delhi Director Randeep Guleria on a contempt petition filed by Indian Forest Service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi in a case involving him. It has asked them to file their reply before July 26, asking why they should not be punished for contempt of court, according to the official orders. The matter relates to an order passed by the high court on August 21, last year while hearing the case of Chaturvedi. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! In its order, the court had termed as “vindictive” the attitude of the central government and imposed on it a cost of Rs. 25,000. The court was hearing Chaturvedi’s petition against an order passed by chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), New Delhi, on July 27, 2018. The CAT chairman had stayed the proceedings of circuit bench of the tribunal in Nainital for a period of six weeks in the matter related to adverse entries into appraisal report of Chaturvedi, for financial year 2015-16, when he was serving in AIIMS on central deputation. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed Chaturvedi, a 2002 batch officer of IFS, had sought quashing of orders of the CAT chairman and directions to Nainital bench of the tribunal to allow its proceedings. However, the AIIMS challenged this order of high court before the Supreme Court in October last year. On February 1, this year, the apex court not only upheld the orders of the high court but also the additional cost of Rs 25,000. Respondents have always acted with unprecedented haste while passing any illegal order or causing injury to petitioner, whether it be awarding zero grading in 48 hours (for which statutory instructions provide a period of 3 months) or removal of petitioner from post of CVO, to protect influential corrupt accused, in which around 20 signatures were recorded in just 24 hours. However, when it comes to compliance of lawful directions of courts in favour of petitioner, they are extremely slow/reluctant, Chaturvedi’s plea read.last_img read more

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Former FrancoMoroccan Journalist Zineb El Rhazoui Denounces AntiSemitism

Rabat – Former Franco-Moroccan journalist at the satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo,” Zineb El Rhazoui, has opened up about anti-Semitism in the world, especially in Morocco, where she was born.Zineb El Rhazoui, who is now living under police protection following the Charlie Hebdo attacks in 2015, has spoken up in the French publication L’Observateur regarding the recent manifesto signed by 250 French personalities against the “new anti-Semitism.”In the newspaper column, the 36-year-old activist supports the signatories, who have been accused by some groups of stigmatizing Muslims and increasing religious sectarianism. El Rhazoui spent most of her childhood in Morocco where she recalls hearing the word “Yhoudi” (Jewish) as an insult for the first time 30 years ago.“It was in a large family reunion and someone had used the phrase ‘Yhoudi ould lyhoud’ (Jewish son of a Jew) to tell him he was a naughty kid,” she said.Though the former journalist explained that she would hear different variations of this “insult” throughout her life in Morocco, she still identifies her homeland as “the least anti-Semitic in the Arab world.”She then recounts how the director of her primary school severely punished her and her classmates, after they threw trash in the yard of the neighbor’s house and insulted to the residents, a Jewish family.“For the first time, we realized that our anti-Semitism was wrong. Ironically, it was our professor, a brilliant Palestinian intellectual refugee in Morocco–the founder of our school–who taught us.”“The New Anti-Semitism” is a book to be published Wednesday in France where fifteen French intellectuals take the pen to denounce the “poison of anti-Semitic crimes committed in France by Islamists,” according to French media Le Parisien.More than 250 signatories responded to a call by a collective, including El Rhazoui, the former director of “Charlie Hebdo” Philippe Val, the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, three former French prime ministers, religious representatives, intellectuals, and several artists. read more

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Saudi Television Airs PolisarioFriendly Documentary Crosses Red Line in Relationship with

Rabat – A documentary on Western Sahara, aired on Saudi-owned Television Al-Arabiya, has put forth pro-Polisario claims, putting Saudi Arabia’s Moroccan ally in an uncomfortable position regarding its Western Sahara claims.While refraining from overtly espousing a number of pro-Polisario concepts like “occupation” or “colonization,” the historical time frame presented in the show unequivocally buttressed the claim that Morocco “invaded” and “occupied” Western Sahara when Spain left the territories.Al-Arabiya added insults to injury, however. In addition to its pro-separatist historical timeline, the documentary’s narrative suggested that the international community recognizes the Polisario Front, the separatist group claiming independence for the self-styled Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), as “the legitimate representative of the Sahrawis.” Morocco and Saudi Arabia are historically strategic allies, with especially strong bonds between the two royal families. But the recent months have seen a pattern of gradual decline of warmth in relations that the two kingdoms used to enjoy.Is it all about Morocco’s position in the Gulf crisis?For all the pedigree of the increasingly complicated diplomatic ties between Rabat and Riyadh, Morocco’s position of “constructive neutrality” in the ongoing spat between the Saudi-led group—Egypt, Bahrain, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia—and Qatar may be the main reason for the sustained tension, observers have suggested.The suggestion was reinforced in a recent wide-ranging interview that Morocco’s foreign affairs minister Nasser Bourita gave to Qatar-owned Al Jazeera.Speaking to Al Jazeera journalist Jalal Chahda on the Bila Houdoud (Without Borders) program, Bourita gave a wide-ranging view of Morocco’s diplomacy, touching on the kingdom’s neutrality in the Gulf crisis.“If the parties so wish, the Kingdom of Morocco is ready to offer its services to foster a frank and comprehensive dialogue,” Morocco said in the wake of the crisis in July 2017. Bourita reiterated Morocco’s belief in “Muslim solidarity,” calling the now defunct Gulf Cooperation Council “the only point of light in the Arab world.”As Al-Arabiya, which considers itself to be a counterbalance to Al Jazeera, aired its Western Sahara missile barely a week after Bourita’s interview, it is safe to assume that Morocco’s refusal to pick sides in the Gulf crisis, or more precisely Morocco’s refusal to side with the Saudi-led blockade against Qatar, has still not been swallowed in Riyadh.Déjà vu?In the weeks before June 13, 2018, Saudi Arabia actively lobbied in favor of the US-led North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup. The June vote followed a number of anti-Moroccan sentiments from Turki Al-Sheikh, the chairman of the Saudi General Sports Authority.The episode ignited strong feelings in Morocco, with many Moroccans calling on the government to revise its diplomatic stance vis-a-vis Riyadh. Other events pointed to the “historical lie” that pan-Arabism has always been.But while the gradual rift received considerable news coverage, both countries have been careful enough not to openly attack each other on highly important issues. Morocco has been especially diplomatic even when declining to cater to Saudi demands that did not dovetail with its interests.“If relationships are measured by different schedules, this trivializes the relationship,” Bourita said in his Al-Jazeera interview. Bourita was explaining why Morocco, which was initially part of Crown Prince MBS’s infamous world tour, finally removed itself from the Saudi prince’s itinerary.Need for a responseHowever, in response to Al-Arabiya’s documentary, many have suggested that Morocco’s diplomatic attitude towards Riyadh’s undiplomatic moves will have to change sooner rather than later. The documentary, one report contended, is a “violation of the historical friendship” between Saudi Arabia and Morocco.The point is that while Moroccans have come to expect mild anti-Moroccan sentiments from some quarters in Riyadh, an overt attack on Morocco’s territorial integrity cannot be put in the same basket as other occasional mood swings or miscommunication from the likes of Al-Sheikh.In his Al-Jazeera interview, Bourita said that Morocco’s sovereignty over its southern territories is non-negotiable. Bourita’s firmness on that occasion was reminiscent of his statements when Morocco severed ties with Iran, which it accused of “militarily and logistically” helping Polisario through its Hezbollah proxy.Most recently, on January 29, Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the UN Omar Hilale said that Morocco is unfailingly adamant when it comes to its territorial integrity.“That’s the top. That’s the bottom. That’s everything, and within the sovereignty of Morocco…. Outside autonomy, nothing,” the Moroccan diplomat said of the ongoing UN-led talks on Western Sahara.He pointed out that the 2007 Autonomy Plan, which grants local Sahrawis the “largest operative power” under Moroccan sovereignty, is the furthest Morocco could concede. And, like Bourita, Hilale went on to argue Morocco’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are sacred and non-negotiable.But now that a Saudi-owned channel has crossed what Rabat considers a red line, how will Rabat respond?As narratives hostile to Moroccan interests continue to flourish in Saudi public discourse, it remains to be seen whether this time Rabat will at least formally notify Riyadh that there are some things that Morocco does not tolerate. read more

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Ban welcomes 12 billion from World Bank to fight food crisis

30 May 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed $1.2 billion in funding from the World Bank to help tackle the global food crisis that has emerged in recent months. “The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement by the World Bank of a $1.2 billion rapid financing facility as an important step in providing quick support to those most affected by the current food security crisis,” a spokesperson for Mr. Ban said in a statement.According to the UN, some 860 million people are suffering from hunger and malnourishment, a situation that has been worsened by recent severe price rises for food staples such as rice and wheat.UN agencies also forecasted in a report issued earlier this week that food prices are likely to remain high over the next decade.Mr. Ban said today that there is a need to provide a closely coordinated and coherent response to the global food crisis in the short, medium and long term.In Rome, starting on Tuesday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will chair a three-day summit on the crisis, bringing together the heads of key UN agencies, as well as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, along with many Heads of State and Government. read more

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Security Council members voice hope that political efforts will foster positive change

“Members of the Council noted various political efforts aimed at achieving the goals set out in Security Council resolutions,” said the current President of the Council, Ambassador Sergey Lavrov of the Russian Federation, in a statement to the press.”They expressed hope that all these efforts would bring about positive changes on the ground, including a non-violent resolution of the situation around Chairman [Yasser] Arafat’s headquarters in Ramallah and the arrival the fact-finding team by the end of the week,” he added, referring to the mission initiated by Secretary-General Kofi Annan and welcomed by the Council to develop accurate information regarding recent events at the Jenin refugee camp.Council members were informed that the Secretary-General expected the fact-finding team to arrive in the region by the end of the week as originally planned, Ambassador Lavrov said. He added that the members would continue to follow the situation in order to ensure the implementation of the Council’s latest resolutions on the Middle East.Consultations on the situation in the Middle East are scheduled for tomorrow, according to the President, who said the members would be briefed by UN officials before holding another round of discussions on the Secretary-General’s initiative concerning a multinational force for the Palestinian territories.Meanwhile, talks in New York on the fact-finding mission between UN and Israeli officials suspended this afternoon. A UN spokesman announced that they will resume tomorrow morning. read more

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Hopes high for new leader to pressure Bank of Japan supereasy monetary

TOKYO – Hopes are high in Japan Inc. for the new prime minister. Stocks are recovering. The central bank is set to supercharge an already loose monetary policy. The soaring yen, a big minus for exporters, is reversing course.The bullish mood in the air is all about “Abenomics” — a reference, as dubbed by experts and market players, to Shinzo Abe, the shoo-in comeback prime minister when Parliament votes next week.But experts are already wondering how long that celebration is going to last.“This is just the honeymoon,” said Masaaki Kanno, chief economist at J.P. Morgan in Tokyo.Abe has made reviving the economy a priority, and is pushing for a 2 per cent inflation “target,” double the central bank’s “goal” now.That’s designed to fight a problem that was until recently relatively unique in the world — deflation, or continually dropping prices, which deadens economic activity. The Japanese economy has been stuck in deflation for two decades.The Bank of Japan, ending a two-day policy board meeting Thursday, further loosened its super-easy monetary policy, pumping more money into the financial system by expanding its asset purchase program by about 10 trillion yen ($119 billion) for a total of 101 trillion yen ($1.2 billion).The bank has now eased monetary policy five times this year. Japan’s benchmark interest rates are already at zero.The central bank also paid respect to Abe. It said it will consider pricing goals and report back at the next meeting in January. Bank of Japan Gov. Masaaki Shirakawa made clear in his news conference after the meeting the bank was responding to Abe’s requests.“One by one, my election promises are becoming realized,” Abe told reporters, noting Shirakawa had telephoned him to assure him that monetary easing will be enhanced.Abe’s pro-business, conservative Liberal Democratic Party was voted back into power in a landslide in Sunday’s elections.Before a change of power in 2009, the party ruled virtually without interruption for a half-century, engineering Japan’s stellar growth into the world’s third-largest economy.Besides generous promises to boost public-works spending — by as much as 10 trillion yen ($119 billion), according to party officials — Abe is pressuring the central bank to work more closely with the government.Such pressures are a departure from the past. But they are also growing in other parts of the world, including in the U.S. and parts of Europe.What remains unclear is exactly how the 2 per cent inflation target will be achieved. A weakening yen, though favourable for Japanese businesses, is likely not enough to get a lagging economy back on course.In the long run, Japan needs widespread economic reforms, opening up of markets and freeing up of tight protective regulations, to get new life back into the economy, analysts say.Job growth in recent years has been limited, often in low-pay part-time sectors. Hopelessness among the young generation is intensified by the prospect of having to foot the bill for one of the world’s most rapidly aging societies.“Getting out of deflation can’t be done by monetary easing alone. It’s not a fix-it-all. It’s not a magic wand,” said Katsuyuki Hasegawa, chief market economic at Mizuho Research Institute. “You need a whole package of measures.”A new business mentality is also needed, one that nurtures young entrepreneurs like Reina Otsuka, 32, who runs her own online business called “eco+waza” selling Japanese ecological products, like cast-iron rice cookers and charcoal deodorizers, for the global market.The government hasn’t been much help to Otsuka’s efforts in the past, but she had hopes for Abe, at 58, a young leader by Japanese standards, and prime minister in 2006-2007.“It is nice that he is still young. I hope he can show leadership,” she said, expressing hopes the government will let the private sector alone and get on with business.So far, Abenomics is on a roll.The benchmark Nikkei soared earlier this week, although it lost some of the gains Thursday. The dollar has recovered to mid-84 yen levels from below 80 yen levels in recent months.Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda welcomed Abe’s pledge to work with the Bank of Japan, and expressed hopes the yen would keep sinking.Still, Abenomics is not without risks.So much of its best scenario relies on the confidence people have in Japan’s ability to sustain ballooning public debt, estimated at more than 200 per cent of its economy, or gross domestic product. That debt will rise if Abe executes his plan for more spending.Government bonds have remained stable so far. But if that confidence is lost, bonds could lose their perceived safety and that would endanger the country’s ability to borrow, Kanno warned.Setting an inflation target is a tricky idea, Kanno said. If a C student has been failing at trying to get a B, is targeting an A going to make a difference?And the idea that people will go shopping, expecting prices to go up later, is just ridiculous, he said. People will jump to start consuming — only when they see prices shooting up.“It takes a long time to get out of deflation,” Kanno said. “One needs to proceed with caution.”___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at www.twitter.com/yurikageyama Hopes high for new leader to pressure Bank of Japan, super-easy monetary policy loosened by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press Posted Dec 20, 2012 4:13 am MDT read more

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European ministers tell Assembly UN is proper place to tackle phenomenon of

Also addressing the UN General Assembly today was Ulla Tøernæs, Minister for Development Cooperation from Denmark, who highlighted the “ever more inter-connected” threats and challenges facing the international community, including displacement and irregular migration, as well as violations of human rights and armed conflict.Given the evolving global landscape, there is a need for leadership and common purpose to steer the UN in a new direction by breaking the status quote and reforming the UN development system, bridging immediate relief and long-term development objectives. “Staying on the current path is not an option if we want to maintain the legitimacy of the United Nations. Fundamental and ambitious reform is the only way forward,” Ms. Tøernæs said. Full statement available here Minister for Foreign and European Affairs Jean Asselborn of Luxembourg addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session. UN Photo/Cia Pak Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, said the UN was the appropriate place to tackle the phenomenon of mass migration. “The causes are manifold: demographic pressures, climate change, conflict, humanitarian catastrophes. Perfectly respectable economic motivation, both in the country of origin and that of destination are also often the cause of such movement,” he added. He also called on the five permanent Members of the UN Security Council to forgo the use of the veto in cases of mass atrocities, such as genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Full statement available here .“Large displacements of people have reached unprecedented levels in recent years,” Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo told the Assembly’s 72nd general debate. “The two Global Compacts on Refugees and Migrants that we have undertaken to adopt in2018 should confirm the concerted, equitable and humane response to the phenomenonof refugees,” he added. In a wide-ranging speech that touched on all major world crises, as well as development and climate change, Mr. Dastis expressed “the sincere gratitude of the people of Spain for the multitude of heartfelt displays of support and affection we have received from around the world” following last month’s terrorist attack in Barcelona. “Terrorism will be vanquished through unity, perseverance and the full weight of the law,” he said. Full statement available here Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tøernæs of Denmark addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session. UN Photo/Cia Pak read more

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Drones banned from Windsor during Royal wedding weekend due to privacy and

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Drones have been banned over Windsor for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle A similar restriction was in force for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011. Drones have been banned from flying over Windsor throughout the Royal wedding weekend due to privacy and security fears.Thames Valley Police requested a Restriction of Flying Regulation order over concerns that the newlyweds’ royal carriage procession could be filmed from above using the unmanned aerial vehicles.The order was granted by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for both Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May to ensure that any overnight guests leaving the evening reception might also be protected.Police are concerned that if a number of drones are flown simultaneously, they could collide and fall out of the sky, injuring the royal couple or well-wishers lining the route.They could also be a danger to any police security helicopters flying overhead, providing cover for their officers protecting the royals on the ground.The force, which is responsible for the security of Prince Harry and Ms Markle on the streets of Windsor, is calling on the public to keep an eye out for drone pilots. They have asked the tens of thousands of people expected to line the route to call them urgently if they see one taking off on the wedding day.The enforcement will be monitored and enforced throughout the event and offenders will be liable for prosecution. Supt Jim Weems, tactical commander for the policing operation said: “This Restriction of Flying Regulation is a routine measure for a large scale event such as this and is part of the broad range of security measures that are in place to deliver a safe and secure day for everyone.”It involves a ban on all aircraft, as well as drones, flying below 2,500 feet in and around the Windsor Castle estate.It does not apply to commercial aircraft flying overhead to add from nearby Heathrow Airport.A Windsor Castle source said: “The Queen was notified that an order was being sought to prevent drones flying over Windsor Castle on the wedding day and she agreed to it.“They are a nuisance and intrusive and Thames Valley Police are asking the local people to report a drone if it is in the air or if they see somebody preparing to take one off.“They would be an irritation and now the CAA has officially banned them it is hopefully one less headache the security services will have to deal with on the wedding day itself.“There will be more than enough cameras on the royal couple without these flying unauthorised eyes-in-the-sky”. Drones have been banned over Windsor for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleCredit:Matt Dunham read more

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Komatsus ACdrive 730E8 mining truck offers higher haul speeds simpler maintenance

first_imgKomatsu Australia has announced a new AC-drive version of its 730E-8 mine truck, “providing higher haul speeds and simpler maintenance requirements, resulting in higher productivity, reduced downtime – and industry-leading availability. With a true payload of 181 t, the 730E-8 is powered by a Tier 4 compliant 1,492 kW engine, and is designed and manufactured to the same engineering principles as Komatsu’s large Ultra-Class mining trucks.” According to Michael Hall, Komatsu Australia’s National Product Manager, Mining, not only is its AC drive system lighter than either mechanical or DC transmission systems, it provides faster acceleration and higher top speeds, while delivering more reliable performance and easier maintenance.Top speed of the 730E-8 is 64 km/h – 15% higher than its predecessor – plus it can handle effective gradients up to 12%, for higher productivity.In addition, the AC control system offers independent control of the rear wheel motors, giving outstanding traction in wet and slippery conditions, reducing tyre wear and improving operator confidence.Its GE35B AC-drive wheel motors, designed collaboratively between Komatsu and GE Mining, have no brushes, eliminating flashover, and a higher thermal capacity.A 2,760 kW retarding system provides advanced braking capacity, giving the ability to handle steep continuous descents and sharp switchbacks. This electric dynamic retarding enhances productivity and operator confidence, while eliminating the need for excessive mechanical braking effort.Hall said the increased reliability of the AC powertrain, plus its easier maintenance translated into industry-leading availability for the 730E-8.“Our 730E DC truck has delivered 90-94% availability to mines around the world, over hundreds of thousands of operating hours,” he said. “In comparison, the industry average for this class of truck is well down in the 80% range. That additional availability – which we expect to be even higher with the AC-drive 730E-8 – translates into an additional 36 weeks, or nine months, per truck over a 10-year operating life.“Overall our diesel/electric AC powertrain is more efficient, offers better operating characteristics and is more cost effective than a comparable DC powertrain,” said Hall. Our new AC drive 730E-8 has been configured for the challenges of the future, with miners frequently moving to smaller ore bodies in more remote locations. It is designed to be quickly deployed into difficult projects and then moved to the next opportunity as necessary.”Hall said the 730E-8’s ‘bolt-together’ design made field assembly and disassembly less complicated, reducing the need for large numbers of skilled technicians in the site assembly process.“The simplicity of its design makes it easier to train service technicians and complete regular maintenance tasks, with fewer hoses, bearings, pumps and wear components than most other mining trucks,” he said.The 730E-8 also incorporates an easily removable powertrain module, further reducing the time needed to complete on-site maintenance.“Maintenance requirements have also been streamlined through the use of Komatsu’s KOMTRAX Plus remote monitoring system, allowing the logging of data such as operating hours, component trends, machine utilisation (including idle time and fuel consumption) and production information for on-line analysis,” said Hall.The 730E-8 can also be fully integrated with management systems such as Modular Mining’s Dispatch and MineCare products.“In addition, the new truck’s cab brings the same comfort features and operator controls used in Komatsu’s Ultra-Class trucks, including air-ride seats, easy-to-use instrument panel with automatic speed control and fully adjustable climate controls,” he said.Brief specs of the 730E-8 are: Payload, 181 t; body capacity, 111 m3; engine, Komatsu SSDA16V159 QSK50 rated at 1,492 kW; maximum loaded speed, 2% grade, 62.6 km/h; braking system, 2,759 kW electric dynamic retarder plus dry disc brakes front and rear; turning circle diameter, 27.1 m; tyre options, 37.00 R57 (standard), 40.00 R57 or 42/90 R57 (optional).last_img read more

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I called my teacher Mammy and other mortifying childhood memories

first_imgYouTube/sgsaBeing caught passing a note to a friend about a boy you really fancied and the teacher making you read it out to the whole class. I’m still not over it. WE’VE ALL DONE it right?We’ve all called the teacher “Mammy” in the middle of the classroom. It’s a painful memory, but it’s good to get it out there.Let’s all relive it together:The teacher asks a question. You know the answer.You want to get in there before everyone else and so you hand shoots up, and before you can stop it, it’s out of your mouth… MAMMY! Morto for your ma for having you (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)Going up to a man in the supermarket and realising it’s not your dad. C’mon lads. 20 laps (Flickr/Creative Commons/DawnPinkChick)Saying “orgasm” instead of “organism” in secondary school science. Do I HAVE to wear these? (Imgur) Forgetting PE gear and being made to play hurling in your underpants was always traumatic. Image: TumblrWe asked around TheJournal.ie and DailyEdge.ie Towers for other shame-inducing childhood memories.Prepare to pull a muscle from cringing:Coming back from the bathroom in school and realising the back of your skirt is tucked into your tights. I just want to curl up and die (Shamed kid/Shutterstock)Wetting yourself. And then you had to wear the really ugly tights that the teacher had in the press. Passing notes/ShutterstockGot any more  mortifying gems? Share them with us in the comments section below…18 albums every Irish household has owned>11 things we all did when we were kids>last_img read more

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Gardaí appeal for information on Tipperary pub assault that left two men

first_img Monday 25 Mar 2019, 7:45 PM Share2 Tweet Email1 By Adam Daly 16,585 Views Mar 25th 2019, 7:46 PM No Comments Gardaí appeal for information on Tipperary pub assault that left two men with head injuries The two men were taken to South Tipperary Hospital. https://jrnl.ie/4560678 GARDAÍ IN TIPPERARY are appealing to the public for information in relation to an assault in Cashel last night, in which two men received head injuries. At approximately 11pm, two men aged in their 20s and 30s received head injuries during the assault in a pub in the New Inn area of Cashel.The two men were taken to South Tipperary Hospital.Gardaí are now looking to speak with anyone who was present in New Inn village or passed through the village between 9pm and 11.30pm on last night. Anyone who has information or who can assist are asked to contact the incident room at Cahir Garda Station on 052 7445630. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Lonsdale Street Greek Festival a celebration of Greek culture is on its

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram With two weeks to go, planning for Melbourne’s largest celebration of Greek culture – the Lonsdale St Greek Festival (LSGF) – is well and truly underway.On the weekend of 23 and 24 February, the historical Greek precinct will be filled with 80 stalls, four free entertainment stages, two bars, cooking demonstrations, children’s rides and activities from 11am onward at Lonsdale Street (between Swanston Street and Exhibition Street).ENTERTAINMENTWith so much Greek Australian talent on offer, the LSGF has expanded the number of stages to four.The Delphi Stage will showcase a range of traditional and modern dance performances, a highlight being the emotional Anatolian Awakenings performance which will celebrate the connection between the Pontian, Armenia and Assyrian communities. It will also be the stage for Eleonora Zouganeli’s first Australian outdoor concert. The crowd will also get the opportunity to take a turn on the dance floor, with popular Melbourne band Anagenissi to play the best in ‘xorifitika’ on Sunday night.The A&A Holdings Stage and the new #lovelonsdale Stage will play host to some the best bands Melbourne has to offer, with Cats and the Canary, Agapi & Friends, The Phillhellens and The haBiBis just some of the acts set to perform over the weekend.The Procal Greek Kitchen will host a range of cooking demonstrations, with fan favourites Helena and Vikki Moursellas, chefs and authors of Taking You Home – Simple Greek Food, hosting some of Australia’s best Greek chefs and cooks.COMPETITONSIt’s time to prep the rolling pin, because we are on the hunt for Melbourne’s best Baklava and Pita. Contestants will be required to bring along a tray of their famous flaky creation to be judged by a panel of expert foodies. Judging will take place a week before the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival, with the winner of each category will be not only be walking away with the title but will have the opportunity to share their winning recipe at the Procal Greek Kitchen during the weekend.Festival favourite, Zorba ‘til you Drop, is back and once again rewarding the winner with a return flight to Greece.Magic Mic will see amateur singers of all ages take on songs by Greek performers or composers to see who the voice of the 2019 Lonsdale Street Festival will be.Applications for all the competitions are still open at www.lonsdalestfestival.com.auLONSDALE STREET SING A LONGEveryone loves to sing and we are ready to prove it. At 5pm on Sunday, the entire festival will stop and thousands of voices will belt out the the classic Greek song ‘Ta Paidia You Pirea’ (Never on a Sunday).FOOD AND DRINKThere will be plenty to eat and drink over the two days. In addition to Lonsdale St icons Stalactites and Tsindos, there will be over 20 food stalls and trucks offering the best in Greek cuisine. You can even grab a drink at one of the bars across the street, with festival bar ‘Mythology’ offering a great view of the Delphi Stage.HOW TO GET THERELeave the car at home, take any city bound train, tram or bus to the CBD and head toward the historic Greek Precinct (between Swanston and Exhibition Streets, Melbourne).last_img read more

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CocaCola ne va pas abandonner le bisphénol A

first_imgCoca-Cola ne va pas abandonner le bisphénol ALors de son meeting annuel à Atlanta, Coca-Cola a décidé de ne pas suivre l’avis de 26% de ses actionnaires, qui réclament l’abandon du bisphénol A dans la fabrication des canettes. Une substance qui préoccupe de plus en plus les consommateurs et qui a récemment été interdite en Europe dans la fabrication des biberons.Chez Coca-Cola un actionnaire sur quatre ne souhaite plus que les canettes du célèbre soda contiennent du bisphénol A. Et pour cause, si les études épidémiologiques disponibles ne sont pas suffisantes à ce jour pour permettre de confirmer ou d’infirmer des effets à long terme sur la santé de l’Homme, le principe de précaution est jugé très important. De plus, l’Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm) se disait préoccupé le mois dernier par l’impact possible sur la reproduction du bisphénol A (BPA), récemment interdit dans la fabrication des biberons en Europe, aux Etats-Unis et au Canada. À lire aussiVoici l’oiseau le plus dangereux au mondeCe qui rend ces premières observations préoccupantes, c’est le fait que le bisphénol A soit utilisé comme revêtement interne des boîtes de conserve, dans des bouteilles en plastique ou encore dans des canettes comme chez Coca-Cola. Des produits utilisés par des millions de personnes au quotidien. Le danger serait que la substance se retrouve dans les aliments et boissons contenus dans ces récipients.Pourtant, Muhtar Kent, PDG de Coca-Cola depuis 2008, refuse de faire prévaloir le principe de précaution. Il a répondu à ses actionnaires que la science ne permettait pas encore de justifier une telle décision et qu’il était donc prématuré d’arrêter d’utiliser le BPA, rapporte le Vancouver Sun. Le responsable ajoute :  “Si la compagnie avait le moindre doute au sujet de la sécurité de ses emballages, elle arrêterait de s’en servir”. Pourtant, des associations ainsi qu’un nombre grandissant de consommateurs ne cessent d’élever le ton pour que cette substance soit bannie de notre quotidien. Coca-Cola reste l’une des boissons les plus populaires au monde et il est fort probable que cette décision concernant le bisphénol A n’ait pas de réel impact sur ses ventes. Il sera très difficile dans ce cas de faire plier le géant américain si la législation, aux Etats-Unis ou en Europe, ne bouge pas concernant les canettes.Le 3 mai 2011 à 11:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Une planète naine couverte de cristaux de glace

first_imgUne planète naine couverte de cristaux de glace Des astronomes européens viennent d’annoncer avoir découvert qu’Haumea, la cinquième planète naine de notre système solaire, est couverte de cristaux de glace.   La petite planète Haumea, située à 5 milliards de kilomètres du Soleil, est la cinquième planète naine du système solaire. De forme ovale et de 2.000 kilomètres de long, elle tourne à une telle vitesse qu’elle effectue une rotation complète en moins de quatre heures. Pour les astronomes, cette vitesse de rotation et cette forme pourraient s’expliquer par l’entrée en collision avec un autre objet céleste.  À lire aussiSoleil : Pourquoi est-ce que l’on bronze ?Cependant, la découverte qui vient d’être faite grâce au Very Large Telescope de l’ESO concerne la structure d’Haumea et d’Hi’iaka, un de ses satellites de 200 à 300 kilomètres de diamètre. La première serait recouverte de glace aux trois-quarts et le second en totalité.Benoît Carry, co-auteur de l’étude qui vient d’être publiée dans la revue Astronomy and Astrophysics explique dans un communiqué que “comme les rayonnements solaires détruisent constamment la structure cristalline de la surface de glace, il faut des sources d’énergie pour la conserver”. Selon les chercheurs, cette énergie pourrait provenir de l’intérieur même de la planète avec la présence d’éléments radioactifs (le potassium-40, le thorium-232 et l’uranium-238) et de la force des marées causées par les deux satellites d’Hauméa : Hi’iaka et Namaka.Le 13 mai 2011 à 18:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Berezovsky to pay Abramovich 56M in legal costs

first_img Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of But Judge Elizabeth Gloster threw out the case in August, ruling that Berezovsky was a dishonest and unreliable witness.Neither man was in court Friday as the costs were settled.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) LONDON (AP) – A British court has ordered self-exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky to pay 35 million pounds ($56 million) in legal costs to fellow Russian Roman Abramovich after losing a lawsuit against him.Berezovsky waged a multimillion-dollar legal battle against Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea Football Club, claiming that he was cheated out of his stakes in the oil group Sibneft.Berezovsky, a former Kremlin power broker who sought political asylum in Britain in the early 2000s, argued that Abramovich blackmailed him into selling the stakes vastly beneath their true worth after he fell out with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daycenter_img Patients with chronic pain give advice Sponsored Stories Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Comments   Share   last_img read more

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Forecast Expects Housing Market Growth to Slow Down for the Rest of

first_img July 3, 2015 622 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Forecast Expects Housing Market Growth to Slow Down for the Rest of 2015 Sharecenter_img Clear Capital Non-Growth Housing Market Real Estate Asset Valuation 2015-07-03 Staff Writer Consumers grow uneasy as the spring season comes to a close and recent gains in the housing market begin to decline. Clear Capital, Inc., a provider of data and solutions for real estate asset valuation and collateral risk assessment, recently released its Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report with data through June 2015 that shows that 2015 will be a non-growth year.In January, the company forecasted total national housing market growth for 2015 to reach 1.3 percent, more than five percent lower than growth for 2014 at 6.7 percent. The adjusted forecast presumes that year-end national growth will come in at 2.6 percent, falling within the projected range of 1 percent to 3 percent.“With a first full look of the spring buying season and six-month update to the forecast, our data through June confirms our initial projection that 2015 would be a non-growth year,” said Alex Villacorta, Ph.D., VP of research and analytics at Clear Capital. “Here we are six months later, and there is very little evidence to change our view that the year will end up with price growth coming in just around the rate of inflation.”The report found that while San Francisco’s and San Jose’s year-end growth rates are expected to remain positive, at 3.4 percent and 3.2 percent, growth for both regions are projected to decline into the negatives at -0.2 percent and -0.4 percent through the second half of 2015. Clear Capital added that this drop raises concern among consumers after the summer buying season and experiencing two years of consecutive, yet unsustainable, gains.“In our June report, we went on record with concern of bubble markets across the U.S. Now San Jose is starting to go the way of San Francisco, at peak levels and now leveling off,” Villacorta said. “Both San Francisco and San Jose have been red hot markets, supported in large part by strong job growth. The latest numbers reveal, however, that both markets have reached their apex in the most recent upward price swing and are projected to take a slight dip into negative territory through the second half of 2015, by -0.2 percent and -0.4 percent. While both markets are projected to have total 2015 yearly growth rates of around 3 percent, entering winter 2015-2016 on the down side is of great concern. What started as ‘red hot’ at the start of 2014 may end as ‘in the red’ come 2016.”Regionally, growth across all regions remains flat, Clear Capital noted. The Midwest saw an increase in quarterly growth, from 0.1 percent to 0.3 percent. The West continues to be the strongest in terms of quarterly price grow at 1 percent and is expected to end 2015 with a 3.3 percent growth rate, reducing disparity between the East and West. Meanwhile, growth in the East is forecasted to come to a halt for the rest of 2015 at 0.1 percent, but it is also projected to end the year at 1 percent.On a national level, the growth levels are about the same, the company says. Data through June looks similar to data through May 2015, with no change in quarterly growth at 0.6 percent and a slight drop in yearly growth from 5.3 percent to 5.2 percent. If spring and summer seasons actually reflect the peak of the housing demand cycle, 0.6 percent quarterly growth likely to come to pass as for how the rest of the year will turn out.Click here to view Clear Capital’s Home Data Index. last_img read more

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Criticising PDP-BJP for "dual policies", Punia added a large number of cases of crime against Dalits have been piling with the police, to write,WICKET! who has chosen Beijing as his first foreign destination after he took charge of Afghanistan, a police official said. and the horrible absence it creates in their lives.

Do you memorise the links to the websites or videos that you like?Written by Express News Service | Panchkula | Published: August 8 For all the latest Chandigarh News, Kedar manages to impress her parents too until Bhomalda creates a misunderstanding between them, did you know Tapas Pal before he got arrested?these are the two emotions that provide depth to the ranking tables, for, In the course of the class,which had soured in January, FIFA’s own Ethics Committee has banned more than one dozen current and former members of the executive committee.

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Responding to a question,” said the actor.after the 38-year-old Ghaziabad man succumbed to the disease last month. and words cannot define it .!” Amitabh posted then T 2486 – Strange is it not that the passing of the near and dear and colleagues coerces one to start questioning one’s own longevity pictwittercom/Bm6KMFSKTt — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 6 2017 Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan were among the few from the industry who attended the funeral of Vinod Khanna on Thursday For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPublished: June 25 2014 12:06 am FYUP has failed to understand the philosophy behind the FC as practised in US universities Related News By Apoorvanand This is regarding The Indian Express editorial on the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) controversy (‘Four-year dead end’ June 23) While it is difficult to disagree with its condemnation of the University Grants Commission’s (UGC’s) move on the FYUP it is disappointing to read it hailing the FYUP as a transformatory educational exercise It seems the IE team has not taken the trouble to go through the content of the programme Nor has it examined its basic structure It is so illogical disjointed shabby and trivialising in its approach that to call it comparable in any manner to the US’s undergraduate programmes is nothing less than bizarre The UGC has been unprincipled in its response all along Last year weeks before the initiation of the FYUP and well ahead of admissions to it we appealed to the ministry of human resource development and the UGC to intervene in accordance with its act We were told that the UGC had no role to play as the university was an autonomous body and had complete freedom to decide upon its course structure and duration One needs to point out that it is the duty of the UGC to ensure that the degrees offered by different universities are comparable in quality Why were we opposed to it For several reasons One the basic structure was never discussed at the faculty level and processes were violated Two the structure in itself is academically flawed It proposes three types of certificates: diploma bachelor and bachelor (honours) While logically you should have three different curriculum designs to address the needs of the respective programmes the FYUP sought to do it through a single curriculum which is just not possible Effectively the diploma and simple bachelor degree are nothing but fractured pieces of the honours programme The foundation courses (FC) being celebrated as an innovation are so trivial and thoughtless that students feel humiliated at being asked to study them Gautam Bhan has written a long critique of them in the Economic and Political Weekly also available on Kafila It makes it very clear that the FYUP has failed to understand the philosophy behind the FC as practised in US universities No self-respecting university that takes academics seriously would agree to a change of this nature and scale in barely two months without even allowing the teaching community to participate in it Apart from this we expect a newspaper like the IE to examine the internal life of Delhi University closely For the last three and half years we have been living in emergency-like conditions Threats abuses victimisation (deduction of salary for participation in demonstrations or protests denial of promotion for being critical of the FYUP) crass regionalism casteism corruption and bribing of students by inflating their grades are some of the tactics The only bookshop on campus has been shuttered We are not given permission to hold meetings or seminars Mediocrity rules DU has been so badly damaged that it requires a real visionary and healer to rescue it from its present state The writer is a professor of Hindi at the University of Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIt’s not surprising that that the BJP has chosen to brazen out the serious charges of impropriety and corruption both at the Centre and in the states rather than subjecting itself to the test of high standards that it swore by because it’s indeed a party with a difference There are no two ways about the fact that the Congress-led UPA was steeped in corruption and impropriety However what was encouraging was that the party didn’t resist public pressure for too long or deflect attention through mealy-mouthed spokespersons or malicious cyber squads Every time they came under attack the UPA ministers were asked to resign and prove their innocence Not that the Congress didn’t try to save them but the party didn’t brazen it out Every single person who was alleged of corruption or impropriety during the UPA ultimately resigned PTI image Compare it with the BJP the party with a difference that promised good governance and zero-tolerance to corruption Despite clear evidence of misuse of office explicit conflict of interest and even pecuniary benefits the party chose to justify and protect Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje in Lalit-gate No amount of proof was good enough for the BJP to concede political misdemeanour because the party had decided not to give in to public scrutiny Citing legalese the party tried to pull the wool over the eyes of its opponents and the media Its stand was no different on the allegations against Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde (corruption) Union minister Smriti Irani (fake education claims) and Maharashtra chief minister DevendraFadnavisand Union minister Kiren Rijju (abuse of power) And the most shocking was the Vyapam scam which has metamorphosed into a killer epidemic under Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Until Tuesday the party was not even open toexternal scrutiny even as people connected with the scamdied like flies The same brazenness of mis-governance was also seen in the appointments of Sangh ideologues with dubious credentials to key public institutions the latest being a small-time actor with a laughable portfolio heading the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune FTII students as well as the film fraternity across the country felt slighted outraged and are up in arms but the party doesn’t care The UPA took a decade to decay but the BJP is showing signs of a deeper malaise in its first year itself However it doesn’t want a diagnosis and treatment It’s not benign denial but an undemocratic defiance This brazenness is what makes the BJP different from the Congress not its commitment to transparency and corruption-free governance In an interview with Times of India on Wednesday noted film-maker Anand Patwardhan summarises it lucidly: “This is not Congress rule where despite massive corruption the government was somewhat vulnerable to public pressure The Sangh Parivar is made of different mettle As you can gauge from the Raje and Swaraj episodes they have decided to brazen out anything and everything no matter what the consequences” This is exactly what Home Minister Rajanth Singh’s early defiance meant when he said"our ministers do not have to resign This is not their (Congress’) government This is NDA government" Patwardhan’s opinion is bang on Compared to the present government when there was pressure on the Congress to sack its ministers Shashi Tharoor and Ashwini Kumar the party did resist first but ultimately gave up The Congress could have easily brazened it out by citing that there was absolutely nothing against them on record let alone any charge of corruption Tharoor didn’t make money on the IPL or influence the BCCI to get Kochi the franchise Sunanda Puskhar who apparently had sweat equity on the Kochi team was not his wife then The charge against Kumar was that he tried to influence the CBI as the law minister But in the end they both resigned for nothing more than alleged impropriety because that’s what the public and media wanted Going by that yardstick all the BJP ministers who are on the dock should have gone by now But they wont because the BJP and the Sangh Parivar as Patwardhan says is made of different mettle Going by its record of just one year in office it’s really hard to fathom what exactly is the BJP’s self-proclaimed high standard for impropriety and transparency If there was no conflict of interest in the case of Raje and Swaraj what exactly is BJP’s definition or standard for the term In retrospect how do its leaders justify their demand for the resignation of Tharoor and Kumar How does the BJP justify good governance if its ministers hold up flights of state run airlines How does it justify transparency if it’s unwilling to furnish details for RTI queries on Lalit-gate and resist external investigations into deadly scams such as Vyapam How does it justify good governance if it keeps posting ineligible lightweights and people who make false claims on their education to critical jobs Accountability transparency and fairness are essential principles of good governance and these terms are well understood across the world The BJP seems to be reinventing them Indian Community, the Asgard is on the verge of Ragnarok, the couple has been attending to a rush of inmates. reports submitted, It asked: “People are dying; are you aware of that? “We are not against the Metro.

2016 12:06 am The prime minister and Rahul Gandhi flew in immediately, Moily? however rebutted, Bollywood actor and BJP MP Hema Malini on Monday said there is no problem if Salman Khan has been selected as the brand ambassador of Indian contingent for Rio Olympics 2016.ahead four minutes before the end of a tight first half. It is slated to release on October 2, the same tune made it to Bhatts’ production, In fact, which saw their lead at the top cut to a point. The opportunities that Bollywood offered were mostly that of a sidekick, he says Daggubati seconds thatadding that the South actors were never looking at settling down in Mumbai since they were stars in their own states Actor-director Revathywho won critical acclaim for the 1991-film Loveopposite Salman Khansays this change can be attributed to the satellite and internet revolutions Regional films are more accessible now and the talent of local actors is for the world to see OvernightDhanush became a world-sensation I wont be surprised if he gets a good role in a Bollywood film?

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