Lloyds insurers hit as disaster costs balloon

first_img KCS-content Lloyds insurers hit as disaster costs balloon by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm FOUR Lloyds insurers saw their profit forecasts slashed by RBS analysts yesterday due to ballooning losses from natural disasters. Chaucer, Catlin, Hiscox and Lancashire saw their full-year pre-tax profit estimates cut by up to a fifth due to losses from the earthquake that devastated Christchurch in New Zealand last September. And insurers, already hit by losses of $5.5bn to $6bn from that quake alone, are likely to be further hurt by fresh losses from the floods in Queensland, Australia, RBS analyst Joanna Parsons warned. “It seems likely that there will be some notable claims arising from the disaster, especially regarding business interruption and potentially from flooded mines,” she said. The Queensland floods, which have killed nine people and seen thousands evacuated, are estimated to have cost the Australian economy $6bn so far and the coal industry alone $2bn from mine closures. Analysts are already speculating about insured losses running into billions of dollars.RBS expects Chaucer’s profit to drop 21 per cent to £34.1m in 2010, after it almost doubled its estimated net loss from the earthquake to $20m from $12.5m last month. Both Catlin, which upped its estimated loss from the quake by $10m to $45m in December, and Hiscox, had three per cent cut from their RBS profit forecasts, while Lancashire lost two per cent.Hiscox is one of several reinsurers expected to pay claims from the New Zealand Earthquake Commission’s reinsurance programme, which is expected to lodge claims totalling up to N$3.5bn (£1.71bn) resulting from the quake.Amlin, another of the commission’s reinsurers, also yesterday admitted it lost $160m – more than double its initial estimate of $75m. Tuesday 11 January 2011 9:13 pm More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comcenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL Share whatsapplast_img read more

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NBA’s Sacramento Kings to open in-venue gaming lounge

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games California-based National Basketball Association (NBA) side the Sacramento Kings is to launch a new in-stadium lounge where players can play a virtual currency predictive betting game, powered by betting and fantasy sports solutions provider Swish Analytics. NBA’s Sacramento Kings to open in-venue gaming lounge California-based National Basketball Association (NBA) side the Sacramento Kings is to launch a new in-stadium lounge where players can play a virtual currency predictive betting game, powered by betting and fantasy sports solutions provider Swish Analytics.The Sacramento Kings Skyloft Predictive Gaming Lounge be located in the team’s Golden 1 Centre stadium, allowing suite, loft and balcony ticket holders to predict game results for a chance to win exclusive prizes.“Basketball fans across the country are clamoring for gaming options, and we’re thrilled to be the first NBA team to bring this unique experience to Sacramento,” Sacramento Kings owner and chairman Vivek Ranadivé explained. “Predictive gaming is incredibly disruptive and will only continue to gain popularity in the NBA and beyond.“Working with industry leaders like Swish Analytics allows us to test and perfect this technology to give fans the best experience in future seasons.” The lounge will feature iPads loaded with Swish’s BetRush software, as well as large screen televisions to allow visitors to follow the game. BetRush is a live bet simulation engine that provides a real-time feed of betting-related analysis, content, statistics, odds and visualisations.Each fan is given free credits which can be used to make their predictions, which are all assigned odds using Swish’s predictive odds-making platform. Correct predictions then win additional credits, which can be redeemed for virtual raffle tickets. These tickets, in turn, can be used to enter sweepstakes draws to win signed memorabilia and game tickets.“We’re proud to bring this gaming technology to the NBA with a forward-thinking and creative organization like the Sacramento Kings,” Swish co-founder Bobby Skoff said.“Nobody is better than the Sacramento Kings at building best-in-class fan experiences utilizing technology. The popularity of predictive gaming shows no signs of slowing down and we look forward to continuing to build and iterate the BetRush platform in Sacramento.”The launch of the dedicated lounge, which will open for the first time on March 17 for the game against the Chicago Bulls, sees the Sacramento Kings continue to dabble in betting-related products. This has already seen the team launch its Call the Shot predictions game within its mobile app, which was recently upgraded with additional rewards through a partnership with MGM Resorts International and augmented reality solutions provider Xperiel. Tags: Fantasy Sports Video Gaming 15th February 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: US California Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Social gaming Video gaming DFS Email Addresslast_img read more

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Sasini Limited (SASN.ke) 2009 Abridged Report

first_imgSasini Limited (SASN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about Sasini Limited (SASN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sasini Limited (SASN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sasini Limited (SASN.ke)  2009 abridged results.Company ProfileSasini Limited grows tea and coffee in Kenya and produces, stores and markets bulk tea and coffee for domestic consumption and export to Africa sub-regions. Through wholly-owned subsidiaries, Sasini Limited has interests in the tea, coffee, dairy, livestock, horticulture and tourism sectors in Kenya. Bulk tea produced by Sasini Limited is sold through the Mombasa auction or direct sales to export customers. Tea farms are in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley in Sotik. Bulk coffee is grown on eight independent estates in the Central Highland of Kenya and processed at its own pulping and wet processing facility. Sasini Limited has a coffee mill at Kamundu Coffee Estate which has a daily capacity to mill about 4 800 bags of clean coffee. Aristocrats Tea and Coffee is the exporting arm of Sasini Limited and exports milled coffee to international blending houses and roasters. Loose and tea bag products for the domestic market are sold under the brand names Sasini Gold, Sasini Chai and Sasini Premium. Coffee products for domestic consumption are sold under the brand name Kahawa Bamba and Sasini Instant Coffee. Sasini Limited maintains a herd of Holstein Friesian cattle and produces a range of yoghurt and pasteurised milk. Sasini Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgAiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileAiico Insurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria offering life assurance and annuity, general insurance and special risk, pension management, health insurance and asset management. The company is the second-largest insurance company in Nigeria by gross premiums and has a diversified client base which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Life insurance products include an annuity plan, corporate savings plan, education, flexible endowment plan, group life insurance plan, income investment plan, life celebration plan, mortgage protection plan, term assurance and three payment plant. Aiico Insurance Plc has a controlling stake in Multishield Plc and a minority stake in Healthcare International Plc and Aiico Capital Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Aiico Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Dairibord Holdings Limited 2013 Annual Report

first_imgDairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dairibord Holdings Limited (DZL.zw)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileDairibord Zimbabwe Private Limited (DZL Holdings Limited) is the largest dairy company in Zimbabwe; producing and marketing a range of fresh milk and ready-to-drink and long-life milk products. The company also owns Lyons Zimbabwe; a food company that manufactures and markets ice-cream, cordials, condiments and spreads, tea and mineral water; ME Charhons which manufactures biscuits and baking products; and has a majority stake in Dairibord Malawi. The company is wholly-owned by Lavenson Investments Private Limited and is the flagship subsidiary of Dairiboard Holdings Limited. DZL Holdings Limited owns four property companies; Goldblum Investments (Private) Limited, Chatmoss Properties (Private) Limited, Quallinnex Properties (Private) Limited and Slimline Investments (Private) Limited. Its export markets include Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa. Dairibord Zimbabwe Private Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgEkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Health sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileEkoCorp Plc provides hospital and medical care services in Nigeria through direct health and medical insurance carriers. These include medical practitioners, dieticians, diabetic nurse educators, foot care specialists and ophthalmologists. Consultant services include general surgery, orthopedic surgery, grammatology, otorhinolaryngology audiology and speech therapy, dental surgery, radiology, Physiotherapy, endoscopy, anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology, radiotherapy and oncology. EkoCorp Plc offers immunological screening for thyroid antibodies, thyroid adrenal anti-nuclear antibodies and pediatric endocrinology services. Other services address healthcare needs for ENT, dental, vision, auditory, dialysis, pathology, psychiatric and prostate screening and diagnostics. The company also provides extended cover protection for dread disease, medical complications as well as general life insurance cover. A subsidiary of EkoCorp Plc manufactures a range of pharmaceutical preparations. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. EkoCorp Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Supreme Court declines to review Fort Worth case at this…

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments (2) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel November 4, 2014 at 8:38 am The Texas Supreme Court “decided to change the law” you write. Surely you jest! The court is not a legislative body and they simply went with a pretty straightforward understanding of the standing law on the nature of revocable trusts. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA By diocesan staffPosted Nov 4, 2014 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA naomi harris says: Tags Rector Collierville, TN [Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth press release] On Nov. 3, 2014, the United States Supreme Court denied the petition for writ of certiorari filed by the Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on June 19, 2014. The case will thus proceed to retrial on remand in the 141st District Court of Tarrant County, Texas, in Fort Worth, with the Honorable John P. Chupp presiding. The 141st District Court likely will hear summary judgment motions in early 2015, with the losing parties likely to appeal that decision to the state appellate courts and then back to the U.S. Supreme Court on constitutional issues.The case arises from the decision almost five years ago of the former bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and some diocesan and parish leaders to sever ties with The Episcopal Church and claim the name and property of the Episcopal diocese for their new church. The loyal Episcopalians of Tarrant County reorganized the diocese early in 2009, filled the vacant church offices with Episcopalians, and continued the ministry of the Church in the diocese. The Episcopalian officials filed suit in 2009 seeking to regain the historic names and property of the diocese accumulated by the Church since 1838 across 24 counties of North Texas.In January 2011, the trial court rightly returned the name and property of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth to the Episcopalians recognized by The Episcopal Church as the continuing Episcopal Diocese. In 2013, the Texas Supreme Court reviewed the case and decided to change the law governing church disputes in Texas. The Texas Supreme Court ordered the trial court to hear the case again under the new doctrine.In June 2014, the loyal Episcopalians asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Texas Supreme Court’s ruling, in part to consider the question of whether a state can change the rules for church property after the dispute has erupted, a question left open by the U.S. Supreme Court since 1979. At the same time, the loyal Episcopalians and breakaway defendants have been preparing their summary judgment motions for the trial court under Texas’s new doctrine.Because the case was remanded in August 2013 by the Texas Supreme Court for further proceedings, that decision was “interlocutory” or non-final, which the U.S. Supreme Court rarely accepts for review. Thus, while the Episcopal Parties are disappointed not to have the faster resolution the U.S. Supreme Court could have offered, they look forward to filing their summary judgment papers and showing why the breakaway faction’s decades of commitments are enforceable under basic neutral principles of Texas law.Denial of review of an interlocutory order does not set precedent on the issues raised, and the Episcopal Parties may still raise the legal issues from the interlocutory petition in the event the case is later appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, the Right Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., reminds the Episcopalians in the diocese that, while this order and the consequent additional delay is disappointing, it does not change the mission and ministry of the many Episcopalians who continue to constitute the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. “We continue the exciting work to be The Episcopal Church in this part of Texas and to be the local witnesses and prophetic voices of the Church as North Texans continue to search for spiritual wholeness.”The diocese is preparing for the 32nd annual meeting of its Convention November 14-15 at Jack Daniel’s Club at Globe Life Park in Arlington, and for the triennial General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, in June 2015. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY wm Paul says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments are closed. Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Supreme Court declines to review Fort Worth case at this time Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA March 4, 2015 at 7:01 pm READ the Texas Supreme Court decision IN ITS ENTIRETY before you write an article like this. If you had done that, you would have seen that the court did not change the law or create a new doctrine. It simply applied already-existing Texas law. You would understand that if you had read the entire decision front to back, NOT just a summary. 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House Z / HPSA

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Dietmar Hammerschmid+ 16 Share Year:  Projects 2013 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/479049/house-z-hpsa Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/479049/house-z-hpsa Clipboard “COPY” photographs:  Dietmar HammerschmidPhotographs:  Dietmar HammerschmidSave this picture!SectionRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. This single-family home is situated on a slightly inclined plot in a quiet Austrian village. The design refers to the surrounding by it´s ground level entrance that makes the slope come alive when using the staircase that leads up to the main floor. Save this picture!© Dietmar HammerschmidArriving here the floor plan divides living area from the bedrooms by using a u-shaped typology that creates a familiar garden patio. The bathroom is oriented to an inner courtyard which walls are made of rough in-situ concrete.  Save this picture!© Dietmar HammerschmidThe concept of the house offers great panoramic views while generating cozy atmosphere inside. Project gallerySee allShow lessEngawa House / BLOXASSelected ProjectsAIA Awards Four with 2014 Institute Honors for Collaborative AchievementArchitecture News Share Architects: HPSA Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img House Z / HPSA Austria Year:  Houses House Z / HPSASave this projectSaveHouse Z / HPSA “COPY” Photographs CopyHouses•Austria CopyAbout this officeHPSAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustriaPublished on February 23, 2014Cite: “House Z / HPSA” 23 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Tofino Beach House / Olson Kundig

first_img Olson Kundig Lead Architects: Tofino Beach House / Olson KundigSave this projectSaveTofino Beach House / Olson Kundig ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944584/tofino-beach-house-olson-kunding Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944584/tofino-beach-house-olson-kunding Clipboard Photographs Tofino Beach House / Olson Kundig Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses Year:  CopyHouses, House Interiors•Tofino, Canada Architects: Olson Kundig Area Area of this architecture project 2016center_img “COPY” Photographs:  Nic Lehoux Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, panoramah!®, Atlas Meridian Glassworks, Spearhead, Waterworks, Lucifer, Newforma, Tekla Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” Projects ArchDaily Products used in this ProjectWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDesign Team:Jim Olson, Olivier Landa, Will Kemper, Christine BurklandConsultants:SpearheadCity:TofinoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nic LehouxText description provided by the architects. Nestled in a weather-beaten forest, this 2,500-square-foot beach house creates a connection between the drama of the nearby ocean and the sense of sanctuary provided by the trees. Composed primarily of one large room, the house is light-filled on the south side facing the ocean, and insular and protected on the other side.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Nic LehouxGlass walls open the living area to panoramic views of forest and ocean, while two fireplaces on either end anchor the space and provide a feeling of refuge. Cantilevering the house from its base provides space for ferns and beach salal to grow underneath the glass flooring that runs the perimeter of the main room, giving the sense of floating above the forest floor.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxThe warm, natural tones of the interior take inspiration from Tofino’s coastal forest, and are punctuated by pieces from the owner’s contemporary art collection. Artworks were incorporated into the design of the home, with the fireplace walls specially designed to fit paintings by Sam Francis and Diego Singh. A collection of furniture pieces designed by Jim Olson specifically for the house, including a walnut sofa built into the hearth of one fireplace, complete the interior environment.Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux“The emphasis was not on framing a single focal point view, but rather on capturing a panoramic view of the ocean beyond. The roof is held up only by the two chimneys on either side of the living space, which gives the feeling of the roof floating. There are no columns or interior structural systems to obscure the panoramic view; instead, it feels almost like you are outdoors in a big open space with two cozy campfires at either end.” –Jim Olson, FAIA, Design PrincipalSave this picture!© Nic LehouxProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Building Game Townscaper Allows Users to Build their Own CityArchitecture NewsSOM Designs Tallest Structure in Nanjing, China, Surpassing the Zifeng TowerArchitecture News Share Canada Area:  2500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeOlson KundigOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookTofinoCanadaPublished on July 30, 2020Cite: “Tofino Beach House / Olson Kundig” 30 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?托菲诺海滨别墅 / Olson Kundig是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Anti-cop-brutality activists win for women prisoners at Santa Rita Jail, Oakland, Calif.

first_imgJustice for Alan Blueford protest in Oakland where the four women were arrested, February 2014.Four activists, arrested in 2014 for protesting police brutality and killings in Oakland, Calif., filed a civil rights suit against the Santa Rita County Jail. On Aug. 1 they won a victory for all prisoners sent there.Anne Weills, Tova Fry, Alyssa Eisenberg and Mollie Costello announced, in a statement issued with Yolanda Huang, their lawyer, that they had won “a small victory in achieving policy changes at Santa Rita Jail (SRJ), reducing the sexual harassment of women arrestees and improving the conditions under which they are held.” (yhuang.law)The four were arrested Feb. 13, 2014, inside the State Building in Oakland. Weills is a National Lawyers Guild legal observer, and the other women are members of the Justice for Alan Blueford Coalition. The protest was against California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ failure to prosecute a single killer cop, including Oakland cop Miguel Masso, who killed young Alan Blueford in 2012.The four women were driven, in a van with no seatbelts, to the SRJ, and told a closer jail couldn’t take women detainees. In an interview with teleSUR, Fry described being placed in a cell with 16 to 17 other women under filthy conditions: “There were feces on the floor, with blood and used menstrual pads in the room.” (Aug. 3) ‘A voice for other women’Their statement details the anti-woman and degrading conditions in the SRJ: “The Four were taken into a public hallway and told to strip to their bras. Outraged at this, the Four protested, and one was forced to walk around in that state in front of male guards and prisoners. Two of them were then locked in isolation cells and denied access to a toilet for hours.“The Four were then held with other women in filthy jail cells.  Toilets were overflowing. There were no menstrual pads for women who needed them. There were no garbage containers, so used menstrual pads sat on top of leftover food. All the women in those cells are ‘presumed innocent.’”The Four won seven concessions from the SRJ: 1) women prisoners’ right to privacy, including a screening curtain; 2) a never-before-required program to train cops assigned to the new arrestee area; 3) a mandatory check on detainees, especially those in isolation, every 15 minutes; 4) the prohibition of cops “grasping or kneading” the body of an arrestee that they are searching; 5) mandatory garbage bags in cells with women prisoners; 6) menstrual pads provided to all women prisoners; and 7) cells cleared of garbage and sanitized regularly.The Four also won a $130,000 settlement, which will, in part, meet legal fees and be used to “work toward insuring the continued improvement of conditions at Santa Rita Jail, including publicizing these new policy changes.”The four activists emphasized that they acted “to be a voice for other women and demand they be treated with respect and human dignity.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Prison officers questioned over money missing #Limerick jail

first_imgLimerick Prison, where the €10,000 bail money went missing last NovemberPRISON officers and staff at #Limerick Prison have been questioned over €10,000 in missing bail money as a Garda probe continues, the Irish Prison Service has confirmed.A spokesperson for the service confirmed that the money is still missing from the General Office as detectives from Roxboro Road Garda Station concluded their questioning of staff in recent days.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The matter remains an open investigation with An Garda Siochana”, the spokesperson said this Wednesday afternoon, but he would not be drawn on any changes in procedures or if a new safe had been installed at the jail.The money, which remains unaccounted for, became the centre of a criminal investigation by Gardaí at Roxboro Road Station last November when it was reported missing having being paid in to the jail in August 2015.The Prison Service confirmed that the €10,000 in cash was held at the General Office at the Mulgrave Street Prison and this Wednesday remained “unaccounted for” when the investigation was handed over to the Gardaí.A forensic audit of prison accounts failed to uncover errors in book-keeping.A Prison Service spokesman said it was normal practice for cash to be held at the General Office of the prison as bail money, anything from €500 up to €60,000, is paid in to prisons to secure the release of remand prisoners.The area where cash is held is not be accessible to inmates, even those on enhanced regimes or with duties that would allow them movement through other areas of the prison.The money had been lodged to secure the release of two inmates last August.A two-day search followed and an internal investigation was undertaken.The incident caused “consternation” at the prison, a source told the Limerick Post.“Everyone was in a flap thinking that the money was just misplaced and would turn up but when it didn’t, it became a different story”.The source went on to say that there was “a cloud of suspicion” surrounding staff and “that’s not good to have”.“The search failed to throw-up anything and the place was turned upside-down”, the source added. Previous article#musiclimerick Archetypal ProtobabyNext article#BREAKING #Limerick woman rescued from River Shannon Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brooklyn’s school pals offered counselling Linkedin Gardaí seek help tracing Teresa Advertisement Email Two rescued from the water overnight Update: Gardaí investigation underway after boy found dead in Limerick center_img Facebook WhatsApp TAGSbail moneyGardaíinvestigationLimerick Prisonofficers Injured man found chained up on side of the road Stabbing in city leads to arrest NewsPrison officers questioned over money missing #Limerick jailBy Staff Reporter – April 6, 2016 1124 Twitter Printlast_img read more

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Samson Resources II announces sale of its Greater Green River Basin assets and certain Johnson County Powder River Basin assets

first_imgThe Company also closed on the sale of 8,500 non-core acres in Johnson County, Wyoming to another undisclosed buyer Image: Samson Resources II announces sale of its Greater Green River Basin assets and certain Johnson County Powder River Basin assets. Photo: courtesy of skeeze from Pixabay. Samson Resources II, LLC (“Samson” or the “Company”) announced today that it has successfully closed the sale of its Greater Green River basin assets to an undisclosed buyer. The effective date of the sale was July 1, 2019. The Company also closed on the sale of 8,500 non-core acres in Johnson County, Wyoming to another undisclosed buyer. The Johnson County acreage had no associated production.The sale proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes and for the payment of a distribution totaling $46.0M ($2.00 / Class A Unit) (the “Special Distribution”) to be paid on November 20, 2019 to unitholders of record as of the close of business on November 1, 2019. Investors can access additional information about the Special Distribution on the Samson Investor Relations website.Joseph A. Mills, President and CEO of the Company stated, “We are very pleased to announce the closing of the sale of our Greater Green River basin assets, certain non-core Powder River Basin assets and the payment of a Special Distribution to our Investors.  With the sale of the Greater Green River basin assets, Samson is now a pure play E&P operator focused exclusively on the Powder River Basin (“PRB”) of Wyoming with over 154,000 net acres. Samson remains committed to executing its business plan and to the continued development of its extensive PRB assets. With our recent strong drilling results in the PRB, the Board of Directors has decided to explore strategic alternatives for the Company’s Powder River Basin assets, consistent with the strategy the company has pursued since emerging from bankruptcy in 2017. While conducting our strategic alternative review for these assets the Company remains committed to drilling safely and efficiently.”Jefferies LLC is the Company’s financial advisor and led the marketing process of the Greater Green River basin asset and will lead the strategic review process of the Company’s Powder River Basin assets.There is no assurance that the evaluation of Strategic Alternatives will lead to a transaction. The Company does not intend to disclose or comment on developments related to the process unless the Company has determined that further disclosure is appropriate or required by law. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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UK: HMS Sutherland Halfway Through Massive Revamp

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Sutherland Halfway Through Massive Revamp View post tag: Naval View post tag: HMS View post tag: MASSIVE Industry news View post tag: Sutherland View post tag: Halfway UK: HMS Sutherland Halfway Through Massive Revamp View post tag: News by topic HMS SUTHELRANDHMS Sutherland is surrounded by a mass of scaffolding and sheeting as she’s part-way through a massive revamp in her home base of Devonport. Her paintwork has been stripped off, bow sonar removed and interior gutted during an 11-month refit in the imposing frigate shed. View post tag: Revamp This gift-wrapped beauty is one of Britain’s ultimate submarine hunters as you’ve probably never seen her before.Covered in tenting, sheets and an impressive lattice of scaffolding, this is HMS Sutherland in the midst of a massive overhaul.After spending most of 2013 as the UK’s duty towed array patrol ship – on-call to respond to any submarine activity – the Type 23 frigate bowed out of the active fleet in October, ready to begin an 11-month revamp in her Devonport home.Five months on and the ship sits in the gigantic ‘frigate shed’ which dominates the Hamoaze waterfront near the Torpoint ferry crossing – a shed which has shielded her from the strong winds and terrible weather which have buffeted the West Country for much of the winter.Inside the refit complex, her paintwork is being stripped, primed and repainted ready for her unveiling later this year. The repainting is not merely a cosmetic touch, for the new coat is more resistant to marine organisms attaching themselves to the hull – and slowing Sutherland’s progress.As well as an external revamp, the Fighting Clan’s innards are being ripped out and replaced.A new sonar dome on the bow will be installed (the old one has already been removed), the new Artisan radar system will be fitted as Sutherland’s ‘eyes and ears’, giving her operations room team a far more detailed view of the surrounding area.Also putting the command team in a better position to make key decisions on front-line operations is the DNA(2) computer system which processes a wealth of information from radars, sonars and weapon systems better than Sutherland’s existing wizardry.The work is being carried out jointly by defence firm Babcock and a kernel of the ship’s company who’ll stay with the frigate throughout the refit.“It is a new type of ship for me, so it is nice to see her from scratch – and see her re-built,” said LET(WE) Matthew ‘Basher’ Bates.“It is helping me build my knowledge of how the ship fits together. It will be good to get the ship to sea and put her through its paces.”Overseeing the overhaul from the ship’s standpoint is her Senior Naval Officer, Lt Cdr Pete Brotton.“When Sutherland emerges from this refit, she’ll will be one of the Royal Navy’s most capable ships,” he said.“The upgrades will increase our ability and accomplish any operations or tasks that we are set.“The refit has been a good example of the Royal Navy working with Babcock and I am proud of the way our people are delivering this project.” Sutherland will emerge from her refit later this year, after which she’ll undergo extensive trials and training before rejoining the Royal Navy’s order of battle.[mappress]Press Release, March 13, 2014, 2014; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: UK March 13, 2014 Share this article View post tag: throughlast_img read more

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Union President withdraws charge of violent misconduct against Ebenezer Azamati

first_imgIn a statement, the Oxford University Africa Society, who organised a protest against the Union’s treatment of Azamati on Friday, said: “The Oxford Union Africa Society expresses its profound gratitude to everyone in Oxford and beyond, who has expressed solidarity – including through the Friday evening protest action – to expose the Union’s injustice and do the right thing. Together, we did it! Mr Azamati is also deeply grateful for the immense outpouring of love and support from within Oxford and all over the world. “While we are pleased with this development, we would like to reiterate that this issue is not settled as our demands are yet to be fully met. These include: McGrath apologized “unreservedly for the distress and any reputational damage which the publication of the charge may have caused him”. Brendan McGrath has withdrawn his charge of violent misconduct against Ebenezer Azamati, who was expelled from the Union chamber during a debate last month. center_img The statement also repeated calls for the resignation of Brendan McGrath. A public apology from the Oxford Union and its President, Brendan McGrathAn official confirmation that Mr Azamati’s Union membership has been reinstatedA public announcement by the Oxford Union on the apporpriate disciplinary process and punishment to be meted out to its staff, the security guard, who assaulted Mr AzamatiDetails on how the Oxford Union intends to compensate Mr Azamati.”last_img read more

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REPRESENTATIVE RIECKEN FORMALLY REQUEST IVY TECH TO BE INCLUDED IN THE IU MED SCHOOL…

first_imgWednesday, October 12, 2016To: Sue Ellspermann, President Ivy TechFrom: Gail Riecken, State Representative, D 77Dear President Ellspermann,Please consider this letter as an introduction to a conversation I hope we might have in the very near future.Last week I read an article in the Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette that confirmed my worst fears. The article leads me to believe that the Ivy Tech facility in Evansville as part of the IU medical center is not being recommended by Ivy Tech for funding in the next state biennium budget.  There are six projects statewide, five most likely to be funded; Evansville not being one of them.If true, is there a possibility of reconsidering this position?When the project was promoted to the legislature, there was an assurance made to me from Ivy Tech (and I assume to other legislators) that Ivy Tech was committed to the medical school project at the new campus.Even when the legislature did not fund the Ivy Tech facility in the last budget, it had nothing to do with this project.Ivy Tech needs to keep its commitment to Evansville.If Ivy Tech is not brought into the collaborative concept of this new training opportunity at the medical center campus, it will be an opportunity missed for our young people.In fact, 75% or more of the enrollment on the medical center campus was to be Ivy Tech students!I could mention the millions of dollars going into this project now benefiting, as I am told, less than 200 students, but that is for a later day.Today my purpose is asking Ivy Tech to stand by their commitment. Unless other legislators learned something different prior to the final vote in the legislature, that commitment should stand.Yours truly,Gail Riecken,State Representative, District 77FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Lake Street Dive Announces Fall Tour Dates

first_imgLake Street Dive has added more shows to their 2019 tour schedule. The popular indie-folk band took to their social media outlets on Tuesday afternoon to announce the addition of eight shows scheduled to take place throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada this fall.Related: Watch Lake Street Dive’s Soulful Performance On NPR’s ‘Night Owl’ SeriesThe new batch of fall headlining shows is scheduled to begin with a performance at the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY on October 6th. From there, the tour will continue along the east coast with shows at Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount, VA (10/10); a pair of gigs at The National in Richmond, VA (10/11-10/12); Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, NC (10/13); Whitaker Center in Harrisburg, PA (10/15); Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, ON (10/17); and wrapping at Asbury Hall in Buffalo, NY (10/18).The new dates add onto the band’s already-busy schedule, as they’re set to hit the road for a co-headlining summer tour alongside The Wood Brothers (plus select dates with Nicole Atkins) beginning on June 6th in Raleigh, NC and continuing until August 14th. The band continues to promote the new material featured on their 2018 releases, Free Yourself Up (full-length) and Freak Yourself Out (EP).Tickets for the band’s new fall dates will go on sale this Friday, May 3rd. Fans can head over to Lake Street Dive’s website for tickets.last_img read more

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Picturing vision and justice

first_imgWhen asked in 2016 to guest edit a special edition of Aperture magazine devoted to the photography of the black experience, Sarah Lewis knew two concepts central to the notion of American citizenship — vision and justice — would comprise the issue’s underlying theme.“No matter the topic — beauty, family, politics, power — the quest for a legacy of photographic representation of African Americans has been about these two things. The centuries-long effort to craft an image to pay honor to the full humanity of black life is a corrective task for which photography and cinema have been central, even indispensable,” Lewis wrote in the issue’s introduction. The Aperture edition, inspired by Lewis’ Harvard course “Vision & Justice: The Art of Citizenship,” is also the creative inspiration behind “Vision & Justice,” an upcoming two-day meeting hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The April 25‒26 event will bring together experts, artists, and scholars from Harvard and beyond to “consider the role of the arts in understanding the nexus of art, race, and justice.”Lewis, an assistant professor of history of art and architecture and African and African American studies, spoke to the Gazette about the upcoming conference.Q&ASarah LewisGAZETTE: The driving force behind the award-winning Vision & Justice issue of Aperture was inspired by “Pictures and Progress” a speech given in 1861 by Frederick Douglass that explores how African Americans are represented visually, and how images can help redefine the nation. Can you talk about when you first encountered that speech and your reaction to it?LEWIS: I first came across a digitized version of Frederick Douglass’ speech about the importance of pictures for American progress in the collection of the Library of Congress at home one night. It must have been in 2010 or 2011. I was certainly not the first to find it; I had seen a reference to the speech but reading it in his own handwriting felt like a bolt of lightning. I remember someone calling me with tickets to an incredible New York City performance, but I turned them down, and instead sat for hours poring over the speech. Frederick Douglass was essentially asking, How do we overcome a failure of the collective imagination to see people as they are?I wrote about Douglass’ ideas in “The Rise,” my book about creativity and failure. At that time, some extraordinary scholars who are now colleagues, like Henry Louis Gates Jr. and John Stauffer, were also writing about this understudied speech or on Douglass’ work at large. There is now, of course, also an extraordinary new biography on Douglass by David Blight, and more scholarship on Douglass by Laura Wexler, Robin Kelsey, Zoe Trodd, Cheryl Finley, Deborah Willis, Celeste-Marie Bernier, Stauffer, and others. Their scholarship — and the contributions offered by making the versions of the speech more widely available through Stauffer’s book — is a gift.When I first read Douglass’ “Pictures and Progress” speech, I thought: Was he also an art historian? If you look at the books in his library at the end of his life, he had many that we would expect from a prodigious orator, but he also had a sizable number of books about the arts by John Ruskin and writings by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. on photography. He had slightly obscure books, too, and even had an exhibition catalog from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He was dedicated. He was studying. It is an exciting development for the field. Douglass’ speeches upend our sense of the context surrounding image-making and national belonging.So, yes, I was clear that I wanted Douglass to be the framework for the Vision & Justice publication and research project. That wasn’t expected; Aperture is a contemporary photography journal. The accent here is on contemporary. However, thankfully, the journal’s editor, Michael Famighetti, gave me the keys, so to speak, and cleared a path for me to let the issue speak with integrity to the power of Douglass’ ideas. I’ll forever be grateful for his trust. We commissioned essays from prodigious writers and scholars, from Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Robin Kelsey to Claudia Rankine, Margo Jefferson, and Nell Painter, some of whom had never written for Aperture before. The same held true for the power of the image-makers — Carrie Mae Weems, Deborah Willis, Deana Lawson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Awol Erizku, Jamel Shabazz, Dawoud Bey, and many more. When you’re framing an entire issue around Douglass, it has to be done with the highest level of care, commitment, and passion. I actually wanted to release four volumes of the Vision & Justice issue over two years, choosing a different guest editor for each.The Vision & Justice convening is not a Frederick Douglass conference. He has, however, become an emblem of the unfinished work and questions about the nature of representation and justice on American soil. This is not work about how images have served to dishonor human life — unfortunately we know that side of the story well. Instead, it’s about how art and culture has served as a productive counter-narrative and that history has not been fully examined.GAZETTE: The Vision & Justice issue of Aperture received critical acclaim and nationwide attention in the press, became required reading for incoming first-years at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and inspired a Harvard course that became part of the University’s core curriculum. Did the response inspire you to think about doing something more, or was this convening always part of your longer-term plans and goals?LEWIS: To be frank, I had been trying very hard not to organize a conference since the Vision & Justice issue came out. I had been asked to put one together by a number of institutions, but I was finishing a book under contract with Harvard University Press and had just started teaching at Harvard. Those endeavors are my main focus. Yet when the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study approached me about organizing an event, their programming was designed around the idea of citizenship. I was honored to be asked, but we delayed the convening to honor the scholarship I was completing. The reason why I agreed in the end is that, in the intervening period, a number of other events made me reconsider the stakes of such an event — the political climate and the role of images and civic space in that work. It seemed like this event might be contributory for civic life at Harvard at beyond. With support from Radcliffe, the co-sponsors, and the other generous funders — the Ford Foundation and the Lambent Foundation — it seemed feasible to execute on the scale required.I also kept thinking back to my grandfather, who was expelled from a public school in 1926 for asking in the 11th grade where African Americans were in the history books. His question seemed downright radical at the time. He was expelled for his so-called impertinence. He became an artist, and here I am, two generations later, teaching the very topics at Harvard he was expelled for asking about.As I was thinking of this, I also learned that President Emerita Drew Faust had been dean at Radcliffe during the time of an extraordinary event around cultural citizenship in 2004 led by Homi Bhabha and continued through his work at Mahindra Center for the Humanities. This is one of many events that have taken place. So, putting together this event felt like an organic outgrowth of events that had happened on Harvard’s campus.GAZETTE: The list of speakers for the convening is as vast as it is varied. Why did you feel it was so important to have voices from so many different fields of expertise taking part?LEWIS: What is the role of the arts for justice? If you take Douglass as a starting point, these are questions we’ve been asking in the United States for over 150 years. What interests me as a scholar is the question behind the question. Why do we even need to consider the relationship between art and justice? Why does the structure of our laws and norms freight culture with this work? The convening is meant to address these guiding questions. Doing this in a thorough and probing way meant inviting speakers from across a range of disciplines that rarely converge to answer these questions anew.For example, on the topic of culture and inequity, one of the panels at the conference will bring together photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier and Mona Hanna-Attisha, who uncovered the Flint crisis. What is the work of image-makers on the front lines, of those identifying a crisis that seems to require more than laws and policy changes? The event is vast and intergenerational — from Naomi Wadler to Bryan Stevenson. It is designed to let people speak across the silos of their own fields. I feel so fortunate that we can have an event on Harvard’s campus that is so deeply public-facing.In his installation address, President Bacow also reflected on the unique nature of this moment in which people are asking, “What does higher education really contribute to the national life?” As a scholar looking at how artists can contribute to civic discourse, I take that important question to heart. My hope is that this event can help serve to address it in some small way.This scale of this event benefited from Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin and Radcliffe’s support, along with that of the co-sponsors from the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research and the Harvard Art Museums and the American Repertory Theater and extremely generous funders including Radcliffe, the Ford Foundation, and the Lambent Foundation.Advice from the advisory team was also invaluable: Henry Louis Gates Jr., Lori Gross, Evelyn Higginbotham, Elizabeth Hinton, Robin Kelsey, Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Yukio Lippit, Jennifer Roberts, Tommie Shelby, and Damian Woetzel. I had extensive conversations with each of them, along with Claudine Gay, Doris Sommer, Larry Bobo, Sharon Harper, and more, that let the event take on this shape. There were also a large set of students who acted as researchers — the Vision & Justice Ambassadors, led by graduate student Elsa Hardy and undergraduate Liat Rubin. It was a collaborative effort from the start.GAZETTE: In your editor’s note for the issue, you write: “Understanding the relationship of race and the quest for full citizenship in this country requires an advanced state of visual literacy, particularly during periods of turmoil.” How do we get to that visual literacy?LEWIS: Seeing is a way of reading the world. We’re so accustomed to the visual literacy we’ve developed that we often forget that it is a critical skill. It’s the mechanism that we use to sort, edit, sift, and make value judgements. When it comes to race and equity, representation has served an urgent, civic function.The conference will also confer the inaugural Gordon Parks Foundation Essay Prize, given to graduates and undergraduates whose work examines the nexus of visual art, racial equity, and justice. It’s an honor to be able to have an extraordinary Gordon Parks exhibition on view at the Cooper Gallery at the Hutchins Center to coincide with the convening. That show has been curated by Maurice Berger. All of the images are culled from the collection of Kasseem Dean and Alicia Keys, who have been phenomenal champions of the visual arts.On the day of the conference, we’ll also release a civic publication, a visual literacy course pack for a digital, democratic age. This volume contains cornerstone texts about the nexus of images, race, and justice organized into four categories — Art, Race, and Activism; Civic Space and Memorials; Race, Technology, and Justice; and Race, Childhood and Visuality. While this is not the approach I take in teaching, it is a response to the themes that I see under debate in public life. Teaching about the intersection of vision, race, and justice means expanding any course syllabus on a near-daily basis. It is with that spirit that I hope it is seen as a starting point for discussion, an open-source invitation for more collective work. We’ll release the issue as a free digital publication on the day of the event.GAZETTE: Can you talk about what you see as the landscape of visual representation today and what it says to minorities about their representation in American life?LEWIS: The demography of this country is shifting quickly, and we see this through an expanded landscape of visual representation. We might live in increasingly siloed communities, but we’re able to penetrate boundaries because we live in a world where events around the globe can greet us as an image. This is an era of hyper-representation, and in an increasingly connected global landscape, it is challenging what we mean by minorities at all. GAZETTE: In the age of social media, how do we turn the internet into an inclusive force for representation?LEWIS: Technology can be inclusive, as a gathering point. But this means addressing the algorithmic bias it contains … Darren Walker will be in conversation with Latanya Sweeney and Joy Buolamwini, two of the scholars joining others in doing path-breaking work to address this issue and propose solutions. I’m looking forward to learning from them.GAZETTE: What do you hope the convening will achieve, and how do you hope to share your message beyond Harvard’s gates?LEWIS: I have a number of ideas about what I hope will come of this, but what excites me most is the magic that may come of an event that brings together individuals who don’t often speak together.James Baldwin wrote in his essay “The Creative Process” that “[t]he artist cannot and must not take anything for granted, but must drive to the heart of every answer and expose the question the answer hides.”Pursuing the truth about who we are as a nation requires that we refine the questions we ask about the history and nature of justice in this country. What questions will our speakers raise that lead to new perspectives, new frameworks? That’s what I’m interested in hearing about most of all.last_img read more

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Week analyzes college ‘hook-up culture’

first_imgThe “work hard, play hard” mentality and “hook-up culture” that partly contribute to sexual assault on college campuses are not unique to Notre Dame, Gender Relations Center Director Heather Russell said. From 2007 to 2009, there were 21 sex offenses — including eight forcible rapes — reported to campus law enforcement, according to annual statistics from Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) and Saint Mary’s. According to NDSP, there were eight reported assaults during the 2010 calendar year and one since the spring 2011 semester began. This week, the Gender Relations Center is sponsoring its annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week on campus. Sexual assault on college campus stems from the college “hook-up culture,” Russell said. “Some Notre Dame students might feel that ‘no one dates’ and ‘everyone hooks up’ at this University,” Russell said. “In fact, these statements are both myths. Some people at Notre Dame date, and some don’t hook up.” College students tend to compartmentalize their lives and live with a “work hard, play hard” mentality when they try to manage the pressures of any high-achieving university, Russell said. “When an ethic of ‘work hard and play hard’ becomes the operative norm, students naturally segment their lives and their behavior accordingly,” she said, “Working hard from Monday to Thursday and playing hard for the weekend.” This attitude does not create healthy relationships and encourages binge drinking, Russell said, and intoxication becomes the driving force behind the hook-up culture at most colleges. “Intoxication allows students to choose to use each other for sexual gratification, choices the same person likely would not make if he or she were sober,” she said. “In other instances, college students fail to make time to build friendships — their would-be support system during their college years.” The University recently responded to recent criticism of its handing of sexual misconduct charges in a Feb. 17 statement. “The unfortunate reality is that sexual misconduct is a serious issue at colleges and universities across the country, and we are not immune,” the statement said. “Sexual misconduct on college campuses almost always involves students who are acquainted, and alcohol use by one or both parties is a factor in many instances.” The University’s Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault Policy states that intoxication inhibits the ability to consent to sexual activity. “A person incapacitated by alcohol or drug consumption, or who is unconscious or asleep or otherwise physically impaired, is incapable of giving consent,” the policy states. The Sexual Assault and Misconduct Policy at Notre Dame also addresses students’ reluctance to report the occurrence of an assault when other rule violations, such as underage drinking, have also occurred. “These behaviors are not condoned by the University but the importance of dealing with them pales in comparison to the need to address instances of alleged sexual misconduct,” the policy states. “Accordingly, in these cases the University will not pursue disciplinary action against a student who claims to be a victim of a sexual assault in connection with the reporting of that sexual assault, or against students named as witnesses to the incident.” Ann Firth, chair of the University’s Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention (CSAP), said alcohol is the number one date rape drug on college campuses around the country, and this reality is one of the contributing reasons for the high number of sexual assaults against college-age women. “While an assault can certainly happen in settings where alcohol is not involved, research shows that the majority of sexual assaults on college campuses involve alcohol use by either assailant or victim,” Firth said. “This trend is reflected on our own campus, in terms of the reported cases of sexual assault.” Connie Adams, assistant director of the Belles Against Violence Office, said Saint Mary’s established a similar amnesty policy in its Code of Student Conduct to encourage students to access the College’s resources without fear of repercussion for underage drinking. “If an individual is assaulted while intoxicated, this may impact the reporting process and healing process for the survivor,” Adams said. Adams also said underlying social issues at the college level are the root of problems with sexual assault. “This is why violence and abuse impact communities across the country,” she said. “The issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking impact college-age women at disproportionately higher rates than other populations.” The University’s statement said Notre Dame is dedicated to thorough investigation of all sexual assault allegations. “Notre Dame takes very seriously its obligation to thoroughly investigate every allegation of sexual misconduct, particularly in light of the gravity, complexity and sensitivity of these cases,” the statement said. “Those who do this important work on our campus are highly qualified and extremely confident.”last_img read more

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Broadway.com Editors Pick the Top Five Broadway Performances of 2016

first_img Broadway favorites dominated our best performances list this year, making us laugh, cry and want to learn to tap dance. Here are our top five performances of 2016.5. Audra McDonald in Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That FollowedNumber five is Audra McDonald as actress Lottie Gee in Shuffle Along. The six-time Tony winner was a knockout as the early 20th Century diva who became Broadway’s first black ingenue while falling in love with her show’s married composer. Whether she was dazzling us with her comedic timing,  powerhouse voice or fantastic tap dancing, McDonald once again proved why she’s a walking, talking Broadway master class.4. Carmen Cusack in Bright StarAfter making a name for herself on the road, Carmen Cusack finally landed on Broadway this year, earning our number four slot for her raw and real starring role in the musical Bright Star. Cusack nailed the time-jumping part of a snappy Southern literary editor with a deep-buried secret, playing both the young, carefree youth and the emotionally-distant adult with equal conviction. And that voice! We can’t wait to see what’s next for this vibrant star.3. Nathan Lane in The Front PageWhen Tony winner Nathan Lane roars onto the stage as caustic tabloid editor Walter Burns in the shining revival of The Front Page, you know you are in the presence of a master. Spewing threats and insults, Lane lands every line and bit of shtick. Watching this Broadway pro at the height of his powers is pure joy.2. Christian Borle in FalsettosNumber two is two-time Tony winner Christian Borle, who this fall took a break from making us laugh to turn in yet another superb performance in Falsettos. His portrayal of his character Marvin’s struggle to create a tight knit family with his ex-wife, new boyfriend and son, is perfectly nuanced, delightfully neurotic and ultimately devastating. He is unlikely to be forgotten come Tony time.1. Ben Platt in Dear Evan HansenThe number one performance of the year is the phenomenal Dear Evan Hansen star Ben Platt. His performance as the lonely, anxiety-ridden teenager Evan in this stunning new musical is one for the Broadway history books. Platt’s brilliant transformation into an awkward high-schooler who becomes a viral sensation is a towering performance that left us blown away and wanting to witness the whole thing all over again. Clockwise from top left: Ben Platt, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Ben Platt & Carmen Cusack View Commentslast_img read more

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Fly Guide Giveaway

first_imgWarmer temps, lengthening daylight, and returning shades of green on the land signal that spring is in the air here in the Blue Ridge. With these seasonal changes, many excitedly turn their sights to our region’s creeks, rivers, and lakes as they research new areas to fish and the pros who can guide them. To assist with those angling adventures in 2016 we’re giving away a pair of Reflekt Unsinkable Circuit Polarized Sunglasses ($99 Value), and Orvis Recon 9′ 5Wt. Rod with Hydros SL III Reel ($649 value) and an Elie Coast 120 XE Kayak ($599 value)! Enter now!This contest is over.Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on March 31, 2016. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and their promotional partners reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before March 31, 6:00 PM EST 2016. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received.last_img read more

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Rethinking vendor management

first_img continue reading » NCUA’s increased scrutiny over vendor management is costing credit unions money and leading to the wrong outcomes.The money going out the door, says Cornerstone Advisors, is due to CUs not managing vendors well in other areas outside of risk and security as they try to keep regulators happy.Brad Smith, managing director at Cornerstone, said that vendor management today must be much more than evaluating the partner’s risk, which includes their ability to protect sensitive member data.“But, unfortunately, that is what is happening at credit unions now as NCUA is asking CUs to carefully evaluate their vendors’ risk,” said Smith. “Credit unions are only focusing on the risk side, and not on vendor performance in their evaluations, and that is costing them money. NCUA does not care how much Fiserv is charging you or if Symitar is performing. They want you to assess their security and risk.” 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Beaches open in Barcelona as Spain decides on next steps of lockdown exit

first_imgThe government has loosened the terms this week, with people allowed to take exercise and small businesses like hairdressers receiving clients with restrictions to allow social distancing.Under the next stage, bars, restaurants and places of worship will be able to open with limited capacity.In the fourth and final phase, expected around the end of June, beaches will open for sun-bathing and restrictions on shops and restaurants will be further loosened.  The Spanish government will decide on Friday in which regions bars, restaurants and places of worship will open under the next phase of a gradual exit from the coronavirus lockdown, although it looked likely that Madrid and Catalonia would not move forward.In a sign of life returning to normal, Barcelona beaches opened for a short window from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday to allow people to swim and jog. People paddled on boards and swam in the water under the supervision of police.”This is freedom,” said smiling swimmer Marta Torrents, speaking on the beach dressed in a wet-suit. “To be able to go out to sea and swim – for me, this is perfect.” Spain has been one of the worst-hit countries globally from the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 26,000 fatalities. The regions of Madrid and Catalonia, home to Barcelona, account for around half of all recorded infections.The government will decide which regions will move to the second phase of its four-stage exit on Friday and the results will be officially published on Saturday. The country is aiming for a return to normality by end-June.”There are two areas more severely hit by the epidemic – Madrid and Barcelona – and it is perhaps reasonable that in these two areas the exit goes at a slower pace,” Deputy Prime Minister Pablo Iglesias said in a radio interview on Friday.Spain is emerging from a strict lockdown now in its eighth week, which has battered the economy and led to hundreds of thousands of job losses.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Australian state to deploy military, impose hefty fines to enforce virus isolation

first_imgAustralia’s second-most populous state Victoria said on Tuesday military personnel will be deployed to enforce COVID-19 isolation orders, with anyone caught in breach of those rules facing tough new fines.Victoria earlier this week imposed a night curfew, tightened restrictions on people’s daily movements and ordered large parts of the local economy to close to slow the spread of coronavirus.But nearly a third of those who had contracted COVID-19 were not home isolating when checked on by officials, requiring tough new penalties, Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews said on Tuesday. Topics : Andrews said 500 military personnel will this week deploy to Victoria to bolster enforcement of self-isolation orders, with fines of nearly A$5,000 ($3,559.00) for breaching stay at home orders. The only exemption will be for urgent medical care.”There is literally no reason for you to leave your home and if you were to leave your home and not be found there, you will have a very difficult time convincing Victoria police that you have a lawful reason,” Andrews told reporters in Melbourne .Victoria on Tuesday reported 439 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. Andrews said 11 people had died from the virus since Monday. In total, Australia has recorded nearly 19,000 COVID-19 cases and 232 fatalities, far few than many other developed nations.last_img read more

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Views as far as Q1 from Daisy Hill home

first_imgThe bathroom has a spa bath.He said there was no ideal buyer for the property, with everyone from families to developers potentially making the most of the 1328sq m block.“A family could live in it, or maybe someone that likes a project or wants to do it up,” Mr Apps said.“It’s quite a large block of land so a developer could see value in it, or maybe someone who likes the land and wants to build a mansion on it.” Mr Apps enjoys looking over the pool and to views beyond.Mr Apps said they had completed a full renovation of the pool, and he liked to spend time outside enjoying the views.“Just looking out around the pool and out to the views is great,” Mr Apps said. The room in the centre of the house has skylights.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019At the heart of the home is a room the Apps have used as a rumpus, enjoying the feature skylights.“We’ve got quite a large room in the middle of the house that has ceiling windows,” Mr Apps said.“We’ve got a pool table in there and it’s probably one of my favourite rooms.” The living room is at the rear of the home.Spread across a single level, the mint coloured home has four bedrooms, the master and second bedroom with ensuites. The home at 475 Springwood Rd, Daisy Hill, is up for sale.ON a clear day Queensland’s tallest building can be seen from the backyard of this Logan home.The views from the 475 Springwood Rd home is what sold it to Simon and Kathleen Apps, who bought it 18 years ago.“Every time someone comes to the front door, you open it and you can see straight through the house to the view,” Mr Apps said.“It looks straight out to Mt Tamborine, and on a good day you can see Q1 and Runaway Bay.“People who are seeing it for the first time think its spectacular.” The master suite is large.The couple have sinced moved to the country, enjoying a tree change. “My wife and I were raised on farms, so that’s the direction we wanted to go.” The floorplan of 475 Springwood Rd, Daisy Hill.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenJune, 2018: Liz Tilley talks prestige property10:02last_img read more

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Deaths among young an unintended consequence of euthanasia movement: mother

first_imgSydney Morning Herald 13 July 2015Twenty-six-year-old Lucas Taylor took his own life by taking Nembutal more than three years ago, but he still gets Exit International’s email newsletter.After his death in 2012 his mother Judith went through his emails looking for answers and found he had been a paid up member of the organisation.Mrs Taylor said he used knowledge gained on Exit International’s forums to obtain the drug from Peru. He was not suffering from a terminal illness – although Mrs Taylor said he may have believed he was ill – and later used the drug to take his own life in Germany.She said the deaths among younger people were an “unintended consequence” of the voluntary euthanasia movement putting out information online on suicide methods.“Coroners and authorities should be sitting up taking notice of this,” she said of the data on the number of deaths from Nembutal. “This is an international business.”New data from the national coronial information system shows 120 people died by taking Nembutal – dubbed the “peaceful pill” – between July 2000 and December 2012.http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/deaths-among-young-an-unintended-consequence-of-euthenasia-movement-mother-20150713-gia7e5last_img read more

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Bill To Benefit School Safety Signed Into Law

first_imgState Representative Randy Frye co-sponsored a bill that further protects Hoosier students.Legislation co-sponsored by State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) regarding school safety was signed into law Monday by Governor Pence.During the 2013 legislation session, the Indiana General Assembly created the Secured School Safety Board to approve grant applications to hire a school resource officer.With the signing of Senate Enrolled Act 85, the Secured School Safety Board will now be able to provide a matching grant to increase training opportunities for school resource officers as well.“By allowing schools greater flexibility to adequately train their school resource officers, we are ensuring that these men and women are as prepared as they can be in the case of an emergency,” said Rep. Frye. “As a parent and grandparent, I hope and pray that that never happens here in Indiana, but it is still imperative that we be prepared.”SEA 85 also makes changes to the requirements necessary to be a school resource officer. Officers are now required to be employed by a law enforcement agency, appointed as a police officer or special deputy or employed as a school corporation police officer.“I am pleased to see this legislation signed into law, and I am even more proud to not only have been a part of it but also to be part of a legislative body that puts such significant emphasis on securing our state’s schools,” said Rep. Frye. “As of November 2013, the SSSB had awarded $4.1 million in grant funds to 100 school corporations. This is a significant investment in our children’s safety.”SEA 85 will go into effect on July 1, 2014.last_img read more

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I can never fight Mike Tyson, says Joshua

first_img Tyson is the name that Anthony Joshua cannot get away from. Yet this time, it is not just the hot topic of a unification fight with Tyson Fury. But when you ask the man currently in possession of three of the four major world title belts if he would fight Iron Mike, there is no bluster, no trash talk from AJ — just respect. Asked if he would step in the ring with the 53-year-old, he smiles and says: “With all due respect I wouldn’t. “Even if I fought Iron Mike and beat him, I think I’d be the only one cheering. People would boo. He is a legend. He is the greatest boxer of the modern era. “There are only two recognised champions the world knows of, Ali and Mike Tyson — the most recognised faces in the world when it comes to boxing.” Respect is a key word in an all-encompassing Sun interview with the British superstar and heavyweight champion. Mike Tyson is the embodiment of the killing machine, he hits the pads for 15 seconds and the whole world goes crazy… would you be shocked if Beckham came back? You would. But for boxers it’s all they know. Many boxing fans have labelled American Tyson crazy to talk of a return. But AJ, 30, added: “I see it like this — how old is David Beckham, 44, 45? “If you see him in ten years kicking a ball, doing 100 kick-ups, around-the-world and hitting the crossbar and then an overhead volley into the top corner, people would love it. read also:At 30, Joshua still searching for love as he struggles to date “But because Mike Tyson is the embodiment of like, the killing machine, he hits the pads for 15 seconds and the whole world goes crazy, it is normal. “It is what Tyson knows. But for him to fight… would you be shocked if Beckham came back? You would. But for boxers it’s all they know.” AJ revealed yesterday in his exclusive Sun interview about idolising Tyson as a young man and that watching his videos and shadow boxing in the garden is all the focus he needs. That incredible self-motivation has taken him to the top and he is the one now idolised by young boxers. He continued: “It’s an intrinsic motivation and that’s one thing that I’ve got personally. “I don’t really need to be told, ‘Wake up at nine o’clock’, I’m already awake. “It’s just one of those things, I don’t know, if you told me to do something, I’m just the character that’ll make sure it’s done to its best capabilities. “That’s what my mum said to me, ‘You need boxing back’. I’m an active boy. “Always been that kid. Out in the morning. Just an active person.” As a heavyweight fighter in a ring with fearsome competitors, he knew a loss could come, even with 22 previous professional wins, 21 of those by knockout. That it came against the Mexican fighter with a love for Snickers and a frame that showed it, is not something AJ dwells upon. I am a normal person that happens to box so what I always said to myself is I’m never gonna make boxing all of who I am. So even though it’s a very significant part of my life, when boxing departs one day, I’m not going to crumble with it and I’m gonna be relevant.I always have plans to develop myself as a businessman. Over the next eight years I’m gonna make a transition, not only as a boxer, but a well respected individual, well respected businessman and also someone who’s like a philanthropist where you’re talking about giving back, about different causes.I will have my point where I’ll stand for more than just boxing because at the minute, nobody really cares if I do give back to certain communities. All they wanna know is when am I knocking out Tyson Fury, so I understand that.I have to start thinking of making these last years of transition as well as staying on the top of my game. He avenged that defeat with a smart points victory in their December rematch and now with a record of 23 wins in 24 fights, the WBA, IBF and WBO title holder is looking forward, not back. For Joshua, looking forward is pushing to be the undisputed champion and he made no secret of his desire to fight WBC king Fury. Deontay Wilder, who has a contracted third fight with Fury after the Brit’s stunning win in February avenged their 2018 draw, is also an option for the Watford hero. That is assuming he beats Kubrat Pulev in the next mandatory challenge, not that Joshua would take that victory for granted. He said: “Who would I prefer? It would be the current champ, Tyson Fury, every day of the week. It used to be Wilder and now it is Fury.” And no trash talk here, either, just respect as he added: “And I don’t want to be in that position where I am talking down Tyson Fury. “He is a great person and he has done great things in boxing but until the day we fight that is where it ends and I don’t have anything else to say about him. I’m ticking over. It’s my lifestyle. That’s what I did when I was 18. Instead of going to college, I went to the school of boxing. “I really want the belt and that is where I stand with Tyson Fury.” Joshua’s fight against Pulev was due to be at Tottenham’s state of the art new stadium on June 20. That was KO’d by the coronavirus pandemic and talks are underway for getting that fight on as soon as possible — even if it’s in front of a small audience at another venue. That would be odd for a man who has become a superstar, fills arenas and specialises in getting fans off their feet, as he did in beating the likes of Klitschko, Alex Povetkin, Joseph Parker and Carlos Takam. All ring fans hope the Fury superfight follows Pulev and AJ knows what that would mean to the boxing-loving British public. He said: “In terms of boxing coming back, if I was to fight it would probably be November, December. “But if not, the big fight next year with me and Tyson — it’ll be like a big announcement after all the issues that the country’s faced, with the undisputed champion of the world.” Joshua knows getting fights on now, especially with the difficulties that are presented with staging huge bouts, is not the No 1 priority. And yesterday in his first Sun interview he spoke of his praise for NHS workers and his support for our Who Cares Wins awards, backing the country’s unsung heroes. On the potential Pulev fight later this year, he added: “In boxing there’s no all year round TV rights. It’s just if a fight comes up they speak with Sky, BT, other broadcasters and they have to promote the fight just for that date. “So I’m not too sure how financially they’re going to hire a venue, ring, stage and lights, doctors. And it’s such an international sport where you need a Spanish referee, a German doctor, and you don’t know how those countries are based around coronavirus at the minute.” After giving a fascinating insight into his life as a dad and a sportsman in lockdown yesterday, Joshua is not bored… yet. He said: “I’m ticking over. It’s my lifestyle. That’s what I did when I was 18. Instead of going to college, I went to the school of boxing. I learnt how to fight. “Just hit the bags, skip and it’s the first time in my whole boxing career where I’ve been left alone. “Normally I’ve got someone in my ear, telling me what to do, how to do it, and I’ve actually really enjoyed being in that gym on my own. It’s been a blessing.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…center_img World champion, Anthony Joshua, has said he can never accept to box former heavyweight king, Iron Mike Tyson.last_img read more

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Jaz Products contingency awards program rewards drivers in all eight IMCA divisions

first_imgSANTA PAULA, Calif. ­– Jaz Products awards more than $14,000 worth of product certificates again in 2017, its 22nd year as an IMCA sponsor.Drivers in all eight sanctioned divisions receive shares of that generous program, to be based on na­tional or regional point stand­ings.Part of the national decal program for IMCA Modifieds, Jaz awards certifi­cates valued at $500, $300, $200, $100 and $75 to the top five drivers in points for each of the five regions.Modified drivers must display two Jaz decals in designated locations on their door panels to be eligi­ble for awards.Product certificates in the same increments go to top five drivers based on national point stand­ings for IMCA Late Models, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.“Jaz Products is proud to be a continued supporter of IMCA racers over the years and is happy to offer contingency awards to show appreciation for their efforts,” said Sales Manager Bradley Jewett. “Jaz would like to wish the racers the best of luck in the 2017 racing season.”All certificates will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed from the IMCA home office beginning the first week of December.Information about Jaz-manufactured seats, fuel cells, seat belts and other safety equipment, pit and fuel accessories as well as race car plumbing is available by calling 800 525-8133, at the www.jazproducts.com web­site and on Facebook.“The renewal of the Jaz program is always a top priority and one that gives as much back to IMCA racers as any out there,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We’re proud to announce their sponsorship once again and look forward to a great season.”last_img read more

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Oviedo undergoes successful surgery

first_img “He fractured his tibia and his fibula and they were displaced, so we weren’t able to put them back into place until Monday. “He had surgery (on Monday) night when a rod was put through his tibia, which means he will come back stronger than before. “It was a clean break and that means that there are no pieces of bone. “Sometimes when there are small fragments of bone in the area, it can be difficult to deal with. “But these are clean breaks, so they will put the bones back into position and it will heal well from there. “We will be working hard to get him back as quickly as we can.” Everton defender Bryan Oviedo has undergone a successful operation on the double fracture to his left leg. The Costa Rica international broke his tibia and fibula during Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round victory at Stevenage. “Bryan’s surgery was a big success and he is in a comfortable and stable condition,” the club’s head of medical services Danny Donachie told evertonfc.com. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Free agency guide: What the Lakers will look for at the wing position

first_imgThe prototype: Thabo Sefolosha – At 35, he’s clearly on the downward slope, but he could still be helpful to the right team. Sefolosha has a strong understanding of how to defend the league’s top scorers – knowledge which might be more valuable passed on to other teammates (think of his potential to help groom Kuzma). He can shoot from outside well enough (43.6 percent last year), and can play a few positions at 6-foot-7. He’s also a locker room presence who could be helpful to gel a roster that will be loaded with new, unfamiliar pieces – chemistry is an underrated part of any group that hopes to contend (ask the Boston Celtics). His production isn’t terribly high and he likely couldn’t start except in emergencies, but that’s generally what you’re getting with minimum contract players.Other options: It wouldn’t be surprising to see the Lakers go after players who have experience with James or want to play with James. So yes, this might mean players such as J.R. Smith (technically still under contract with the Cavaliers), Carmelo Anthony, Kyle Korver (a buyout candidate) and Iman Shumpert. Frankly, the Lakers will need bodies, and each of those players bring at least one skill to the table that might be helpful filling out a roster.Among older players who might still have value, Jared Dudley, a 33-year-old San Diego native, got on the court for Brooklyn last year. Similarly, 42-year-old Vince Carter averaged 17.5 minutes per game last year and is widely considered one of the most professional veterans in the NBA. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How should the Lakers use their salary cap space?It’s been an ongoing debate for a while, one that gained new fuel as the Lakers expanded their trade for Anthony Davis on Friday to free up enough salary to lure in another star free agent this summer. What kind of players could they get with that money? What if they split it up? Here’s a guide to help answer that question, looking at different positions and tiers of value.Though specific players are named here, this is an examination of the attributes the Lakers will need rather than which specific free agents they’re targeting. With 40 percent of the league on the market, the entirety of the Lakers’ moves will be impossible to predict. But in general, the team will be looking for consistent 3-point shooting, which none of their current three rotation players really possess, as well as defensive and overall positional versatility, which will help them match up with the small-ball powers such as Houston and Portland.Here’s a look at the wing positions (we’ll look at ball-handling guards and big men in separate stories in the days ahead). While wings are the one area where the Lakers already have two strong options with LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma, they need depth and versatility for lineups when James is the main ball handler. ROTATION LEVELThe next tier of players opens up if the Lakers fail to get their max candidate. They could likely target one or two top-level role players, then start moving down the list. This is an investment in the cast around James and Davis, assuming those two are good enough to contend for a championship, but just need the right pieces around them.The prototype: Danny Green – Leonard’s 6-foot-6 teammate in Toronto also had a great season, most notably finishing second in the league in 3-point percentage (45.5 percent). He’s not an ace scorer but he had his most productive scoring season (10.3 ppg) since 2014-15. At just over 32, he’s experienced on championship teams, but not out of his competitive window. He doesn’t need the ball in his hands to make a difference, which will be key on a roster with James, who typically helps catch-and-shoot role players thrive. Green can defend competently, and the Raptors outscored opponents by 8.1 points per 100 possessions when he was on the floor in the playoffs. If the Lakers strike out on Leonard, getting Green would make sense as a consolation prize (note that Green made $10 million last season).Other options: There’s a wide variance in salary here, so not every name is equivalent. On the higher end, there’s Indiana’s Bojan Bogdanovic, an elite shooter (49.7 percent overall, 42.5 percent from 3-point range) who stepped up after Victor Oladipo’s injury. Reports indicate that he could be very in demand, driving his salary perhaps out of the Lakers’ range. An interesting option might be Thaddeus Young, who is expected to leave the Pacers: He’s been quietly productive, with 12.6 points and 6.5 rebounds, and an OK-but-not-great 3-point shooter. Terrence Ross just had a career season in Orlando, averaging 15.1 points and shooting above 38 percent from deep.The Lakers might consider bringing back Reggie Bullock, who didn’t have the impact hoped for last year, but with another season with James might find the form that helped him shoot above 44 percent from deep during the 2017-18 season. Trevor Ariza, 33, is a former Laker who would make a lot of sense as a versatile threat. He was a key piece of a competitive team just two seasons ago, when he was a starter for the Rockets.MINIMUM LEVELShould the Lakers secure a third star, they’d likely fill out the bulk of their roster with veteran’s minimum-level players. This pool generally consists of players who are borderline NBA guys or past-their-prime players who already have significant career earnings. Minimum contracts are set and include no bonuses ($2.6 million for veterans with 10 years of experience) – it’s possible that some players mentioned in this tier would want to sign for more.Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions center_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersMAX LEVELIf the Lakers want to use the bulk of their projected $32 million in cap space on a max player, which seems increasingly possible given how hard the Lakers worked to get to that number, there are just a few players worth chasing. Max level players are eligible for 30 percent of the available salary cap, which is about $32 million dollars next year. Any of the players in this section will have offers of that salary or near that salary. The teams that they played for last year can offer them five-year deals: The Lakers can only offer four.The prototype: Kawhi Leonard – The playoffs served as a powerful reminder of how Leonard was viewed before he spent the better part of a season out with a quad injury: He’s one of the best players in the NBA, and perhaps the top two-way player. His playoff run (during which he averaged 30.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists while shooting nearly 38 percent on threes) emphasized that he can convincingly be the focal point of a championship team. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year is also renowned for locking up some of the NBA’s top scorers. While he rested for a significant portion of the season, playing in just 60 games in a practice that gave rise to the dubious term “load management,” Leonard showed that when the games matter, the Board Man can be counted upon.It’s not clear how the Lakers would completely divvy up roles with three elite forwards, but common sense dictates that’s a nice problem to have. With James as a primary ballhandler and distributor, Davis and Leonard could be scoring machines, and Leonard is good enough from distance to space the floor for the offense. Leonard’s strengths on defense also help with James’ shortcomings in that area of late. With Davis as one of the league’s leading shot-blockers, it’s a powerful inside-outside defensive combo.Other options: It’s a limited market, so there are not many names in this category. There’s been little reported interest from Kevin Durant, who also probably wouldn’t help the Lakers win a championship next season as he recovers from an Achilles rupture. Klay Thompson is widely expected to re-sign with Golden State, and his ACL tear presents the same timeline issue.That leaves two borderline max candidates: Philadelphia’s Tobias Harris and Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton. Harris sparks debate as a good all-around player (20 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.8 apg) and a somewhat limited athlete who is a great outside shooter (39.7 percent). He had slightly diminishing returns in the playoffs for Philadelphia, and the Clippers were unsure enough about paying him max money that they traded him at midseason. Middleton is a do-it-all wing who is also a lockdown defender, and he might be a better overall fit alongside James and Davis, but it’s not clear that he’s a standalone star. He’s widely expected to re-sign with the Bucks this offseason. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more

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HEAVILY FAVORED RUNHAPPY CRUISES TO 3 ½ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE I, $300,000 MALIBU STAKES; OWNED BY ‘MATTRESS MAC’ McINGVALE, SON OF SUPER SAVER NOTCHES SIXTH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY

first_img                ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2015)–Heavily favored on the heels of his Breeders’ Cup Sprint win on Oct. 31, Runhappy, with Gary Stevens aboard for the first time, cruised to a 3 ½ length win in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes as he made every pole a winning one en route to getting seven furlongs in 1:21.76.Heavily favored in a field of seven 3-year-olds at 1-2, Runhappy, a Kentucky-bred colt by Super Saver, paid $3.00, $2.60 and $2.10. Owned by James “Mattress Mac” McIngvale, he registered his sixth consecutive win in his first-ever start at The Great Race Place. In winning the Malibu, Runhappy notched his seventh win from eight overall starts and with the winner’s share of $180,000, he increased his earnings to $1,481,300.“The horse ran really well,” said McIngvale, who in one of the most controversial moves of the year, fired trainer Maria Borell the morning after winning the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, replacing her with longtime racing manager, Laura Wohlers. “The entire team did a great job of preparing him, and the people at Santa Anita have been great, so it’s been a top-notch experience all the way around. We hoped he would run well and he certainly did…It’s a thrill to win here and we hope to be back for the Breeders’ Cup (Sprint, on Nov. 4).”Breaking from post positon four, Runhappy, who had been ridden in his last three starts by the recently injured Edgar Prado, was pushed early by eventual runner-up Marking.“He blows me away,” said Stevens, who won the Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile earlier in the day aboard Om, and thus bagged his second graded stakes of the afternoon. “That was only the second time I’ve ever sat on him (first in a race) and to get to feel that power coming into the stretch was awesome.“I just want to say ‘Thank you’ to Edgar Prado. Edgar and I had a couple of conversations earlier in the week when I found out I was going to ride this horse and he told me quite a few things about him that helped me today.“It was harder to pull him up than to ride him during the race. There was some oil on the reins and there were slipping. My hand slipped off his mane coming away from the gate and I cut my finger pretty good. He usually breaks a step slow, but he broke like a Quarter Horse today.“I was hoping to get three graded stakes wins today but we got two of them! No better way to start the Santa Anita Meet. It’s perfect.”Ridden by Jose Lezcano, the Kiaran McLaughlin-trained Marking was clearly second-best, finishing 1 ¾ lengths clear of Lord Nelson for second money. In only his third career start, Marking was the second choice at 9-2 and paid $4.00 and $3.00.Bob Baffert’s Lord Nelson, idle since running fourth in the Grade III Pat Day Mile on May 2, broke from the far outside with Rafael Bejarano and paid $3.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.62, 44.81 and 1:09.06.With an on-track crowd of 44,873 (the largest Opening Day gathering since Dec. 26, 1994) looking on, the Malibu was the fourth graded stakes of the afternoon and was carded as the eighth on a nine-race card.First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday, highlighted by the Grade III Robert J. Frankel Stakes, is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. OPENING DAY CROWD OF 44,873, LARGEST SINCE 1994, WITNESSES SPECTACULAR DAY OF RACINGlast_img read more

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Wind causing a few power outages in Fort St. John and Moberly Lake

first_imgB.C. Hydro is working to restore power to two large outages in the B.C. Peace.  The biggest outage is near Moberly Lake affecting 480 customers.  The outage runs from Chetwynd to Moberly and started at approximately 2:40 p.m.Hydro is still assessing the outage and has not issued a restoration time.The other large outage is north of Fort St. John along the Alaska Highway from north of Mile 72 to Wonowon and into the Halfway First Nation.  That outage started at around 1 p.m. and Hydro has not issued a time for when power will be restored. Approximately 300 customers are affected by this outage.- Advertisement -For more details about when power will be restored, visit www.bchydro.com/outages or 1-888-POWER-ON.last_img read more

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Housing project hits costly bump

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsBut the vacant lot – chosen by the city – has a problem. The nearest power pole, which would have supplied the house with electricity, is at full capacity. After buying the lot for $144,850.75 on Nov. 1, and approving $235,000 for ROP to use for construction, the city’s Community Development Commission agreed this week to provide an extra $47,500 to pay for a new transformer and to underground the house’s wiring 300 feet away to a different power pole. “We anticipate that we are going to be able to recover all our funds,” said Christopher Chung, director of the Community Development Commission. “One of the biggest problems we had, believe it or not, was just finding a vacant piece of property.” The city made several offers since starting the search for a lot in March 2006, Chung said, but none were accepted. When they found the lot on Willow Avenue, no one checked the electrical situation. ROP assumed electricity would be available, as it has been on lots in Azusa, Baldwin Park, Glendora and other cities where the home-building program has taken place. “It has been a stumbling block,” said Greg Hankerd, an ROP instructor. ROP budgeted $1,500 to hook up the electricity for the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house. After contacting Southern California Edison and learning that the nearest power pole is already overloaded, the budget jumped to $49,000. “It’s virgin land,” said Dottie Misetic, the assistant supervisor over ROP construction. “They’ve got a pole right across the street, (but) that is not usable for us to pull power.” After a brief discussion, council members on Tuesday approved the additional $47,500, even as the city is looking for ways to save money to prevent a predicted budget shortfall. The increase will not affect the Community Development Commission’s plan to sell the house to a low- to moderate-income family, Chung said, although the staff report he wrote indicated the city hopes to sell it for close to the cost of regular housing. “The total project costs is estimated to be $427,350.75,” he wrote. “With recent sale comparables for homes in the area of $467,100, it is very likely that the CDC will receive the cost of the project.” But those involved emphasized the benefits of the program. ROP instructor Hankerd noted that the city gets a good deal because there’s no charge for labor, the students go on to get construction jobs, and the future homeowners get an energy-efficient house. The program adds extra insulation, Energy Star appliances and native landscaping. “There’s the educational component of showing students how to construct homes,” Chung said. “It also provides low-income housing to a family in the city … it’s just a good program.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST COVINA – When the city purchased a vacant lot this month to build an affordable house, there was just one thing missing: access to electricity. The oversight has led to a $47,500 increase to the already $380,000 proposition. The plan was simple. The city agreed to buy the lot and construction materials for the East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupation Program. ROP uses the opportunity to teach vocational skills to teens and adults. The students would start building the house this month, and the city would sell it to a deserving low- to moderate-income family. last_img read more

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DONEGAL GIRLS AS YOUNG AS FOUR ALREADY SEE THEMSELVES AS SEX OBJECTS – WORRYING SURVEY

first_imgDonegal girls as young as four years are already beginning to see themselves as sex objects, a new survey by a local business has found.The new Lottie doll is seen as a safe doll for Donegal children.The company, founded by Ballybofey businessman Ian Harkin, said girls are already seeing themselves as sex objects and have a worrying preoccupation with their body image.Arklu, which is moving its base from London to Letterkenny in the New Year, has recently brought out Lottie, which is being dubbed the world’s first asexual doll for children. The survey of 350 parents of girls aged 3-9 in Ireland found• 84% of parents said girls are being pressured into growing up too quickly; it is a real concern.• 85% of parents said manufacturers and retailers have a responsibility to tackle this.One of the women surveyed was Lynn Kavanagh agreed that shops are having a huge influence on her 3 year old daughter. “She sees kiddie versions of adult underwear in the shops and wants to be like mummy and have them. To me they shouldn’t be available, and sexualise girls at too young an age.”Lucie Follett, Director and co-founder of Arklu, say they hope their Lottie doll will allow children to play with dolls without seeing them as sex objects.“We were initially influenced by research by Dr Margaret Ashwell OBE which concluded that current fashion dolls on the market could promote girls’ insecurity about their body image.“We decided to investigate further and look into other concerns that parents have for their young daughters and we fed many of those key points into our doll development. Ultimately, we wanted to create a doll that is fun, but one that provides a refreshing alternative”. DONEGAL GIRLS AS YOUNG AS FOUR ALREADY SEE THEMSELVES AS SEX OBJECTS – WORRYING SURVEY was last modified: November 28th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:businessman Ian HarkinLottiesurveylast_img read more

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LETTERKENNY SET DANCING FESTIVAL IS HUGE SUCCESS

first_imgThe inaugural ‘Féile na Seiteanna, Leitir Ceanainn’ took place in the Clanree last weekend and was a great success.Some 100 set dancers from all over Donegal, the North West and as far away as Belfast, Dublin and Cork were joined by more than 80 dancers from Galway and the West for a celebration of all that is good about set dancing.Music for the three Céilithe was provided by Rise the Dust Ceilí Band (from the Midlands) and by our very own Duntally Ceili Band from Donegal. Eight sets were danced each night together with some two hand dances and old time waltzes. The event raised over €2,000 which was divided between SNAP – Special Needs Accessible Playground Letterkenny – and Peru Children’s Charity. Already arrangements are being finalised for the 2014 event at the same time next year (August 29 to 31, 2014) and we look forward to an even greater gathering of set dancers from all across Ireland . Why not join us then? LETTERKENNY SET DANCING FESTIVAL IS HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: September 5th, 2013 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:LETTERKENNY SET DANCING FESTIVAL IS HUGE SUCCESSlast_img read more

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HEARTACHE AS PENSIONER BEATEN BY BURGLARS DIES IN HOSPITAL

first_imgsuzy arthur (NewsPixIreland)THERE is heartache and anger in Co Donegal today following the death of a pensioner battered by burglars three months ago.Suzy Arthur was 89.She passed away in hospital last night. Suzy and her sister Isa were attacked on July 1 at their home.Isa, who is 91, is distraught at the death of her sister. Suzy was taken to hospital and never got out again.At the time Isa told how the lowlife gang called to the property offering to paint it and hours later smashed their way into the house she shared with her sister Suzy.The raiders threw Suzy to the ground and broke her hip, before ransacking the proprety at Feddyglass, Raphoe – on the main Letterkenny to Lifford Road. Isa told Donegal Daily at the time: “I was out in the garden and when I came in they shoved me into the living room. I saw Suzy on the ground and she couldn’t get up.“I tried to shout that I was getting a gun but they were too strong for me. I just wished I had more strength to fight back.“They searched the house looking for stuff and ransacked Suzy’s bedroom but we don’t have anything.”Suzi suffered a serious hip injury from which she never recovered.Her nephew Joe McKean said today that as far as he was concerned the burglars had killed his much-loved aunt. “It was they (the burglars) who put her in hospital and it was those injuries which killed her,” he said.The raid in July was the SIXTH such incident at the elderly sisters’ home at Tullyrap near Raphoe.A full Garda investigation was carried out into the raid but nobody has yet been arrested in relation to the incident.Gardai were given a description of the men and the car they were driving at the time. Isa Arthur: Distraught at death of her beloved sister (Pic NewsPixIreland)HEARTACHE AS PENSIONER BEATEN BY BURGLARS DIES IN HOSPITAL was last modified: October 11th, 2013 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:burglary victimsdeathISA ARTHURSuzi Arthurlast_img read more

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Court preserves privacy of farms

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In a late September ruling on their ongoing fight to protect private and sensitive personal and financial records, a U.S. District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by animal-rights and environmental activists against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the agency’s withdrawal of a proposed Clean Water Act (CWA) rule that would have required livestock and poultry operations to report information about their operations.EPA’s proposed Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Reporting Rule sought to have CAFOs submit to the agency operational information so it could “more effectively carry out its CAFO permitting programs on a national level and ensure that CAFOs are implementing practices to protect water quality and human health.” EPA wanted facility facts such as contact information, location of a CAFO’s production area, CWA permit status, the number and type of animals confined and the number of acres available for land application of manure. It withdrew the proposal in July 2012.The proposed rule was prompted by a May 2010 “sweetheart” settlement agreement EPA entered with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Waterkeeper Alliance — then represented by Hannah Connor, currently an attorney for the Humane Society of the United States, which joined the most recent suit against EPA — and the Sierra Club once it became clear the agency would lose a lawsuit brought by the National Pork Producers Council over EPA’s 2008 CAFO rule. That regulation required, among other things, that large livestock operations that propose to or that might discharge into waterways obtain CWA permits. (A federal court said the clean water law requires permits only for operations that actually discharge.)“Let’s hope this puts an end to these groups, including HSUS, trying to get information on farmers so they can file nuisance suits and otherwise harass people who are providing safe, wholesome products to domestic and international consumers,” said Dr. Ron Prestage, NPPC President, a veterinarian and pork producer from Camden, S.C.In their lawsuit, the activist groups claimed EPA’s withdrawal of the reporting rule was “arbitrary and capricious” because it lacked clear reasoning, ran counter to the evidence in the administrative record and constituted a “clear error in judgment.”Judge Randolph Moss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, D.C., who dismissed the suit, disagreed with the activist groups, saying the agency’s explanation for the withdrawal was “plain and coherent” and that it “adequately explained the basis for its decision.”last_img read more

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Paintin’ the Town

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Greg Lamp Progressive Farmer ContributorYou might say that murals are part of the DNA in Faulkton, a typical small, rural community in north-central South Dakota. However, the newest and most impressive mural can be seen from miles away. The unlikely canvas is a concrete grain elevator owned by Agtegra Cooperative.But, make no mistake, once you get past the gigantic elevator artwork, you can find other murals around this town of more than 700. Multiple frescoes are tucked away on the side of the quilt shop, inside the town’s carousel, on a walking path downtown and even in the county courthouse.Still, the stopper is the gigantic mural painted last summer by Australian artist Guido Van Helten.“Our local businessman, who we call Aussie Dave, showed us a silo his friend Guido painted in Australia. We were impressed and pitched the mural idea to our arts council—and got a go,” said Troy Hadrick, rancher and president of the volunteer Economic Development Corp. for Faulkton.Van Helten, who happened to be in Florida, was then invited to Faulkton to discuss the mural project and, ultimately, agreed to paint it.A CLEAN CANVAS“He told us the old paint on the elevator wouldn’t hold, so we rounded up three pressure washers and a lift. Guido and our volunteers began blowing off the old paint,” Hadrick explained. “It took us three weeks because we had to patch over the holes and then whitewash the entire elevator before he could start. We used the same high-quality paint that’s used to paint the White House, which should last more than 20 years.”Van Helten started painting last August and finished a month later. Total cost: $75,000. Funding came by way of grants from the South Dakota Farm Bureau, GROW South Dakota, the South Dakota Arts Council and private donations from the community.“We didn’t know what the design would be. He didn’t show us a sketch,” Hadrick said. “He’s an artist, and I guess he had to feel it in his soul.”The mural depicts a young boy on one side, a young girl on the other and the two passing their cowboy hats on the third.“Five little boys in town think it’s them. But, Guido based images off people in general, nothing exact,” Hadrick said.After approval from Agtegra, the project took off. Co-op manager Marvin Hutchinson said painting in the summer was the right time, because it caused little disruption to their daily business.“It’s a big canvas, but we could see a lot of progress every day,” Hutchinson said. “Now, a lot of out-of-state people stop, even buses. Instead of going on I-90, they’re driving through our town to see the mural. While here, they buy gas and go to our local stores. It’s helped us and even our surrounding towns.”To avoid traffic-safety issues, three viewing stations were built to clearly see each side of the mural.MORE PROJECTSVal Helten — who specializes in using grain elevators and silos as canvases — has painted murals around the world, from Dubai to Chernobyl. “Artwork can serve as a means to bring a community together in understanding one another in new or different ways,” he said. “Faulkton is a great introduction for a broader project I’m working on in smaller rural communities in the U.S.”Recently, he painted another elevator in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and has plans for other U.S. locations, including Minnesota and South Carolina.For more images of Faulkton murals and to see a time-lapse video, visit https://youtu.be/…; https://youtu.be/…. Also, check out other Van Helten murals at www.guidovanhelten.com.(BAS/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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PH 5 scrapes past Taipei B

first_imgNext up for the Filipinos is Japan at 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon even as the Canadians, who are getting better by the day here, shoot for a fourth straight win against Taiwan’s Team A in the 7 p.m. main game.One path that Gilas could take to winning the title is to sweep its remaining games and hope that Taiwan’s Team A defeats Canada.The 16-point win by the Filipinos on Sunday night would give Gilas the edge in case of a triple tie with Chinese Taipei A and the Canadians at the end of the elimination round, since Canada won by just 13.Wright fired 21 points and led all Filipino shooters for the second straight game. He hit five triples Monday and tallied nine in total against the two Taiwanese teams.“I’m just trying to do my job, and that is to make shots for this team,” Wright said.ADVERTISEMENT Ilocos, Stallion draw, still winless MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games But when push came to shove, Gilas separated itself from the boys as Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon and RR Pogoy took turns in hurting the young hosts and keeping them winless in three games.“Every year that I come to the Jones Cup, my most feared game is (against Chinese Taipei’s) Team B,” coach Chot Reyes said after the rather close shave, which came less than 24 hours after Gilas bamboozled the regular Taiwanese national team, 88-72.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“They play with a lot of energy and they have nothing to lose,” Reyes went on. “This is a game we always approach with a lot of caution and I told them to come out with maximum effort because they (Taiwanese) will play with maximum effort.”The win enabled the Filipinos to stay in the title hunt despite losing 77-90 to Canada 150 on opening day, but they cannot afford another loss and would have to get help from the other teams along the way. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Point guard Chun Chen-ying had 17 points, five rebounds and five assists to pace Taiwan B, which outrebounded Gilas, 40-37, despite the Filipinos, for a change, looking to be the bigger team.GILAS 93 – TAIPEI-WHITE 82GILAS 93—Wright 21, Pogoy 15, Myers 14, Jalalon 13, Ravena 10, Ferrer 8, Cruz 6, Standhardinger 6, Daquioag 0, Vosotros 0, Pessumal 0, Paras 0.TAIPEI-WHITE 82—Chen Y.C. 17, Barone 16, Huang T.H. 13, Chen G.Q. 9, Lee 8, Chien 5, Wen 5, Huang H.H. 4, Liu 3, Fan 2, Wu 0.Quarters: 18-20, 44-44, 69-62, 93-82Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CONTRIBUTED PHOTOTAIPEI—Finding it hard to sustain the intensity after two straight emotional grinds, Gilas Pilipinas needed to dig deep in the endgame to dodge the upset ax, escaping Chinese Taipei B, 93-82, in the Jones Cup Invitational at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here Monday afternoon.After going 1-1 against much tougher teams in their first two games that required nothing short of their best physically and emotionally, the Filipinos came out flat and yielded the momentum early.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more

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Big game for Giannis Antetokounmpo helps NBA-best Bucks beat Nets

first_imgBrooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen, left, watches as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, center, tries to strip the ball from Nets forward Rodions Kurucs (00) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — They already had the NBA’s best record, so Giannis Antetokounmpo knew the Bucks were a good team.A powerful finish to a five-game road trip showed him they might be even better than that.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The remaining Nets were no match for the Bucks, especially with Shabazz Napier going 0 for 10 behind the arc and DeMarre Carroll missing his first eight overall before finishing 2 for 11.“It just seemed like everything that we did, they had a plan for it. They just played their butts off defensively,” Brooklyn center Jarrett Allen said.Despite all that, the Nets trailed by only nine at halftime. It was nearly 11, but Antetokounmpo’s basket was ruled too late after he picked up an inbounds pass with three seconds left near one foul line and got all the way to the other basket to attempt a layup.But the Bucks broke out for 36 points in the third quarter, extending their lead to 87-64.TIP-INSBucks: Bledsoe missed Saturday’s game at Washington with a sore Achilles tendon. … Antetokounmpo was the Eastern Conference player of the week last week for the second consecutive week. He has won the award six times this season.Nets: Atkinson said LeVert (dislocated right foot) and Crabbe (sore right knee) would practice with the Nets’ G League affiliate on Tuesday. Atkinson said he wasn’t sure yet if they would be able to get into games before the All-Star break. … The Nets signed F Mitch Creek to a second 10-day contract.DRAFT STRATEGYAntetokounmpo, as the highest vote-getter among fans in the East, will draft one of the All-Star rosters Thursday. LeBron James has the first pick, so Antetokounmpo said he hasn’t made a list of who he wants because James can get them first in the first round.But he did say he’s leaning toward Stephen Curry with his first pick. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Vince Carter provides needed spark as Hawks beat Wizards Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES “I might pick Steph because he picked me first last year and I’ve got to return the favor,” Antetokounmpo said.BACKCOURT BOOSTBesides LeVert and Crabbe, the Nets are also without Dinwiddie (right thumb surgery) and Harris (sore right hip). So Atkinson said the nearing returns of some regulars is “good timing.”“Listen, it doesn’t have to be 40 minutes, right?” Atkinson said. “I think that would be kind of the best scenario, just kind of integrating those guys slowly into the lineup. That’s going to be a big boost for us. I think right now, like I said, it’s good timing.”IN THE CROWDFormer President Bill Clinton and Brooks Koepka, last year’s U.S. Open and PGA Championship winner, were in attendance.UP NEXTBucks: Host the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.Nets: Host the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. View commentscenter_img ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The teams entered with the two best records in the East since Dec. 7, with the Bucks coming in 22-6 and Brooklyn 20-8. But the Nets were minus a lot of the firepower that produced that strong stretch.“Brooklyn’s really banged up so it’s almost not fair, but for us at the end of a road trip it’s a good win,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said.D’Angelo Russell scored 18 points for the Nets, who have been forced to go deep down their roster because of injuries and lost their third in a row.Brooklyn shot 32 percent overall while playing without Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie, Joe Harris, Jared Dudley and Allen Crabbe, all either starters or key reserves.“We obviously have some guys out and some guys back and are mixing and matching,” coach Kenny Atkinson said. “I like what we do offensively. Sure we can move it better, but it’s tough when you’re not making shots.”ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants “To finish our road trip with four wins in a row says a lot about this team and how great it can be,” Antetokounmpo said.Antetokounmpo had 30 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, and Milwaukee beat the cold-shooting Brooklyn Nets 113-94 on Monday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe injury-depleted Nets missed 19 of their first 20 3-point attempts, making it another easy night for the team with the league’s top record. Brooklyn finished 5 for 42 (11.9 percent) behind the arc and had its nine-game home winning streak snapped.Malcolm Brogdon added 16 points and Eric Bledsoe had 15 for the Bucks, who won their fourth straight — all by double digits — after dropping the first game of the trip in Oklahoma City. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationslast_img read more

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Home Ministry denies recommending Dhyan Chand’s name for Bharat Ratna

first_imgDhyan Chand The Home Ministry on Tuesday denied that it had recommended hockey legend Dhyan Chand’s name for the Bharat Ratna. “There is no discussion regarding this in the government. The stories in media have no basis,” Union minister Venkaiah Naidu said.Earlier in the day, there were reports that the Sports Ministry has recommended the hockey legend’s name for India’s highest honour.According to sources in the PMO, suggestions for various names have come in while the final decision is yet to be taken.Dhyan Chand had won three Olympic gold medals for hockey for India between 1928 and 1936. The Manmohan Singh-led UPA government made the last minute, but vital, change to ignore hockey wizard Dhyan Chand for the Bharat Ratna by replacing the hockey great’s candidature with that of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from Test cricket last year.The dishonour meted out to Chand is visible in the mail trail, accessed by Headlines Today, involving the Prime Minister’s Office which show how the government snubbed Dhyan Chand to favour Sachin, no doubt two greats.On July 16 last year, the then Sports Minister Jitendra Singh recommended the hockey legend’s name for the Bharat Ratna which was acknowledged by former PM Manmohan Singh nine days later. The internal PMO note reveals Dhyan Chand’s name was making rounds for the award till early August 2013. This was possible due to an amendment in 2011 to the law which made sportspersons eligible for the country’s highest honour.last_img read more

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Sports code to be released soon, sports bodies will have to appoint CEO

first_imgAll the sports federation in the country will soon have to appoint a full-time CEO while nobody will be allowed to head these bodies beyond three consecutive terms. There will also be an upper age limit of 70 years.These are part of the suggestions included in the draft National Sports Development Code, which has been submitted to the Union Sports Ministry.Earlier in January, the government had constituted a nine-member panel to draft the Sports Code. Headed by Sports Secretary Injeti Srinivas, the panel had Abhinav Bindra, Prakash Padukone, and Anju Bobby George in it.”We will soon release the code and will appeal the sports federations to implement these. I respect the autonomy of the sports bodies, so these guidelines will not be mandatory but I see no reason why they would not be implemented. These are meant to improve the state of sports in the country,” said Union Minister of state (independent charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel.The minister, who has recently designated 12 Olympians as National Observers in their respective disciplines, reminded that the government would act tough when needed. “We suspended the IOA when there was a blatant violation of norms. Our observers will keep giving us constant feedback and I’m sure all the stakeholders will cooperate,” he said.The observers will certainly have an encompassing role as, according to the ministry, they will assist the government, Sports Authority of India, and National Sports Federations concerned including Indian Olympic Association in the preparation and implementation of the long term development plan with respect to high priority and priority sports covering all aspects including selection policy, quality specifications for National Camps, long term athlete development plan, coaching development, development of technical officials and monitoring and evaluation of athlete performance.advertisementlast_img read more

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India vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 1 Live Streaming: How to watch IND vs WI Live Streaming on Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel

first_imgIndia vs West Indies 2nd Test live streaming from Hyderabad: Watch IND vs WI 2nd Test match free live streaming online: Watch IND vs WI Live on Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV.India produced a dominating performance against West Indies in the first Test and now, they will aim for a whitewash while taking on the visiting side in their second clash of the ongoing two-match series at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday.In the first Test, West Indies were thwarted by India by an innings and 272 runs in a completely one-sided contest at the beginning of the tour.India vs West Indies Live Score 2nd Test Day 1West Indies hardly showed any resistance as the Indian bowling line-up tore them apart in both their innings and even their bowling could not stand up to the quality of Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja.Hyderabad Test: India look to continue domination over West IndiesHowever, West Indies will find some solace in the second Test as their captain Jason Holder would be back in the squad. They will also welcome back fast bowler Kemar Roach, who had missed the opening Test after he had to rush back to his home following the death of his grandmother.India vs West Indies live streaming: Where to watch IND vs WI 2nd Test Day 1 live streaming onlineIf India manage to win their final Test, it would be their 10th consecutive series win at home since 2013.advertisementWhat time does the 2nd Test between India vs West Indies start?Day 1 of the second Test starts on 9:30 AM IST on October 12, Friday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.What TV channel and live stream is the 2nd Test between India and West Indies Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs Bangladesh match.Where will the 2nd Test between India and West Indies be played?The 2nd Test between India and West Indies will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad from 09:30 IST.Where can I watch the India vs West Indies 2nd Test live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs West Indies 2nd Test?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs West Indies from our live blog on indiatoday.in.What are the squads for the 2nd Test between India and West Indies?India Final 12: Virat Kohli (captain), Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.West Indies Squad: Jason Holder (c), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, and Jomel Warrican.last_img read more

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Watch: Cinematic Highlights of Oklahoma State and Central Arkansas

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. AdChoices广告These always remind me of those montages in Friday Night Lights with the dramatic narration. That is to say, I absolutely love them.last_img read more

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EXCITEMENT BUILDING FOR AUSTRALIAN JUNIORS

first_imgThis weekend they are all playing for different clubs, competing in different divisions and are focused on winning a State Cup title. In January they will all be wearing the green and gold for Australia and hoping to take home the title of Youth World Champions. Australia’s 20 and 18 Years sides will be on the Sunshine Coast next January for the Youth World Cup. Many of the NSW players and a few of the Queensland players are at the State Cup this weekend. The Men’s 23s division is one of the strongest of this years tournament. With sides such as Wests, Yass, Central Coast and Kempsey Macley all boasting top class players, including Australian representatives, the competition is only going to get tougher as finals get closer. Chris Lukins, Ben Nercessian and Cameron Nicholls are all playing for Western Suburbs Mens 23’s at the State Cup and are all playing Mens or Mixed 18’s at the Youth World Cup. They agree that State Cup is an important element of their preparation for the Youth World Cup and a great chance for them to work on their fitness. “The training for the Youth World Cup has been pretty intense, both at and away from the camps. It’s good to come away and continue that fitness at a tournament,” said 18’s Mixed player Cameron Nicholls. Teammate Ben Nercessian also values playing at State Cup and believes it will help his World Cup preparation. “Every tournament gives players a new experience that they can learn from, and playing here in the Mens 23’s I’m learning things that will help me at the Youth World Cup,” said Nercessian. Mens 18’s team member, Chris Lukins is another excited about representing his country. “It means heaps to be playing touch for Australia, hopefully we can bring home the title,” said Lukins. Womens 18’s representatives Amanda Skwarko and Ashleigh Dobbins are here this weekend with Ulla Dulla Mixed Open side and while both are enjoying playing Mixed and enjoying the tournament, are also realizing the importance of maintaining their fitness. “We’re having heaps of fun here, but we’ve really got to keep working on our fitness because the Youth World Cup will be tough, hopefully by January we’ll be ready to face the Kiwis,” Skwarko said. “It’s been good that it’s a little warmer today because we really need to get used to playing in the heat,” Dobbins said. “The Sunshine Coast will be even hotter than this, so we better get prepared for it.” Yass Boys 23’s team list also boasts the names of several Australian representatives. Chris Rawlinson, Andrew Baggio and Scott Naughton, with all three agreeing the excitement for the Youth World Cup is building quickly. While most of us are enjoying the mountains of good food to descend on us over Christmas, no doubt our Youth World Cup sides will be worrying about those fitness tests and training camps as they days draw closer to the Youth World Cup. Good luck guys, we’ll be thinking of you. By Rachel Moyle and Lisa Plummerlast_img read more

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10 months agoChelsea hero Pat Nevin: Big 2019 to look forward to

first_imgChelsea hero Pat Nevin: Big 2019 to look forward toby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea hero Pat Nevin believes the club has plenty to look forward to in 2019.He wrote for the club’s website: “Obviously changing a manager is a stressful business, but rarely has that change looked so smooth than it has with the introduction of Maurizio Sarri. “The football is as pleasing on the eye as you could hope for much of the time and the club certainly looks to have taken on board most of the modern technical and tactical football ideas out there.”Maybe the best thing about where we are now at the end of the year is the excitement about the year to come. It will be interesting, enjoyable, entertaining and hopefully successful. It will of course have its ups and downs, but what would I wish for most in the year to come at Chelsea? Like many of us in 12 months’ time I hope once again to be saying the phrase, ‘Eden Hazard has had another great year for Chelsea’. If we can say that, then we will probably have some more silverware too.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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PM reminds people of Emergency says dont take democracy for granted

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday reminded people of the Emergency and urged them not to take democracy “for granted”, saying in day-to-day life, it is difficult to savour the joy of democratic rights, unless they are snatched away. In his first ‘Mann ki Baat’ monthly radio address after returning to power, he said everyday when one gets to eat food on time, one doesn’t realize what hunger pangs are. “Similarly, in day-to-day life, it is difficult to savour the joy of democratic rights, unless they are snatched away. During Emergency, every citizen of the country had started getting the feeling that something that belonged to him had been snatched away. If what was snatched had never been enjoyed by that person, ever, it had to eventually precipitate into a painful inner agony,” he said. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chief The prime minister reminded people that in order to ensure smooth conduct of the social order, a constitution is required. “Laws and rules are necessary, rights and duties should be part of due discourse,” he said. On June 25, India marked the 44th anniversary of Emergency. In 1977 Lok Sabha elections, the PM said, people voted without bothering about other rights and requirements. They voted, he said, “just for the sake of saving democracy. And the country had witnessed one such Election in 1977.” Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoC “When something is in close proximity of us, we tend to underestimate its importance. We ignore even amazing facts about it. We have been blessed with a democracy so invaluable, yet we take it for granted so easily,” he said. Modi was of the view that people must keep reminding themselves that democracy is “gloriously great, it flows in our veins, through centuries of dedicated practice.” Referring to the recently-concluded Lok Sabha election, he said a record 61 crore out of nearly 91 crore voters exercised their franchise. “If you exclude China, the number of people who voted in India exceeds the population of any other country in the world. The number of people who voted in the 2019 Lok Sabha election is more than the entire population of America, close to double the figure. The total number of voters in India exceeds the entire population of Europe,” said in his address. He pointed out that lakhs of teachers, officers and staff strived day and night to carry out the exercise. Three lakh personnel of the central armed police forces, 20 lakh state police personnel ensured free and fair elections. “Besides this, there is another fact pertaining to these elections that swells our hearts with pride. Perhaps, this is the first time ever that women have enthusiastically voted, as much as men did. This time the ratio of men and women who voted was almost the same. “Another encouraging fact is that, today, there are a record 78 women Members of Parliament. I congratulate the Election Commission and every person connected with the electioneering process and salute the aware voters of India,” Modi said. The prime minister also used the opportunity to ask people to read more and more books at a time when everything is available using “Google guru”. He said he prefers books and not bouquets as gifts and referred to a collection of Munshi Premchand’s stories which he went through again recently. ” … in today’s digital world and in the time of Google Guru … take some time out from your daily routine and devote it to books,” he said.last_img read more

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Jennifer Lawrence Visits Childrens Hospital In Canada

first_imgJennifer Lawrence visited patients at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal last week.Jennifer Lawrence Visits Shriners Hospitals For Children In CanadaCredit/Copyright: Facebook“Jennifer Lawrence is in Montreal filming a new movie and she made time to visit some of our ‪#‎ShrinersCanada‬ kids and staff. Everyone had a great time!” said a note on the Shriners Facebook page.last_img

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Chiefs threaten to take action to stop Harper

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Chiefs of Ontario have a stern warning for the federal government.No unilateral imposition is going to work in their communities and they’ll take action to prevent those things from happening.The chiefs made the announcement at a news conference Thursday rejecting any proposed federal education legislation.They said it’s missing one important element.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo tells us what that is.last_img

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Inquest into deadly BC sawmill explosion underway

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s been nearly three and a half years since the deadly sawmill explosion in Burns Lake, B.C. that killed two people and injured 20 others.A coroner’s inquest is currently underway that may provide answers as to what happened that night.APTN’s Tina House has the story.last_img

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People are ready to oust Modi Abhishek

first_imgArra (Bankura): Taking a dig at the Prime Minister on Monday, Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee said the people have caught the double standards of Narendra Modi and are ready to oust him.”People have caught the double standards of Modi and have decided to oust him. On May 23, the lead of Trinamool candidates will go up and Modi will go to tender his resignation to the President,” said Banerjee. He was addressing a mammoth rally here on Monday afternoon. Banerjee said Modi is talking about Hinduism, but in reality he has done nothing. “Five years ago in 2014 he had talked about the construction of Ram Mandir and is talking about it again to gain mileage for the polls,” he said. The Trinamool Youth Congress president said Mamata Banerjee has improved the places of worship for all religions. “The vast areas surrounding Tarakeshwar temple have been upgraded and beautified. In Dakshineshwar, a skywalk has been constructed to facilitate the pilgrims. In the temple town of Tarapith, massive development has been carried out. Even the burial grounds and crematoriums have been restored and developed,” he said. Banerjee alleged that “the corrupt people are thronging around Modi.” “Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya want Modi’s return. Modi addresses meetings with the prime accused of Saradha chit fund scam sitting next to him. All the corrupt people have taken shelter in BJP,” he said, adding: “Pakistan Prime Minister and ISI want Modi to come back. But the people in this country want to oust him. The farmers, workers, small traders and common people will vote him out.” He said that in the past seven years, massive development has taken place in Bankura. Steps have been taken to address the water crisis in some pockets. People from all walks of life have received benefits under the various schemes taken up by the state government. He urged people to cast their votes in favour of party nominee Subrata Mukherjee. “Go to the polling stations early in the morning and give your opinion in our favour,” he said.last_img read more

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Loonie closes below parity on signal that rates wont rise this year

TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed below parity with the greenback for the first time in more than two months Thursday in the wake of the Bank of Canada’s signal that interest rate hikes are likely further off than previously thought.The loonie declined 0.39 of a cent to 99.71 cents US on top of a drop of almost two-thirds of a cent Wednesday as the central bank kept its key rate at one per cent and lowered its economic estimates.The bank has shaved three-tenths of a point off its projections for growth for both 2012 and 2013, to 1.9 per cent and 2.0 per cent respectively.The change in the guidance likely means the Bank of Canada won’t move to tighten borrowing costs until some time in 2014.However, it’s not expected that this latest move below parity is anything but temporary.Camilla Sutton, chief currency strategist at Scotia Capital, called the losses of the past couple of days a temporary repricing.“The market has made some adjustments to their expectation in terms of the timing of the first rate hike in Canada,” she said.However, she noted that the Bank of Canada is still far more hawkish or more likely to hike rates than the U.S. Federal Reserve “and that’s supportive of the Canadian dollar.”She also said that the loonie will be supported by improving global growth and the favourable investor view of Canada.“The flow should remain favourable into Canada this year and combined all together should create an environment where the dollar doesn’t rally to new highs but still rallies through parity and tests the highs we saw last year.”The loonie peaked last year close to 104 cents US.There was good news from the world’s second-biggest economy as China’s manufacturing crept higher in January to the fastest pace in two years. A preliminary version of HSBC’s monthly purchasing managers’ index rose for the fifth month in a row to 51.9 in January from 51.5 in December. Readings above 50 on the 100-point scale indicate an expansion.The report is further evidence that China’s economy is undergoing a modest recovery from a downturn sparked by the 2008 world financial crisis.Its economy expanded 7.9 per cent in the final quarter of last year, up from 7.4 per cent in the previous quarter. For all of 2012, the economy expanded 7.8 per cent, the slowest annual performance since the 1990s.The Chinese data helped push oil prices higher.The March crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 72 cents to US$95.95 a barrel after falling $1.45 on Wednesday. The decline came after crude shipments through the Seaway pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma, to refineries on the Gulf Coast had to be cut to less than half because of limited endpoint capacity.Copper slipped one cent to US$3.68 a pound.Gold bullion declined, with the February contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange down $16.80 to US$1,669.90 an ounce. by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 24, 2013 4:29 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Loonie closes below parity on signal that rates won’t rise this year read more

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Update on search for ViceProvost and Associate VicePresident Academic

Members of the Brock community are invited to attend public presentations from the three short-listed candidates for the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic position.Kate Bezanson, Brock UniversityFriday, Jan. 1211:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.E-Classroom, TH 253Watch Bezanson’s presentation on Microsoft Stream or Video Centre.Brian Power, Brock UniversityTuesday, Jan. 1611:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Plaza 600FWatch Power’s presentation on Microsoft Stream or Video Centre.Lise Gotell, University of AlbertaFriday, Jan. 1911:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.E-Classroom, TH 253Watch Gotell’s presentation on Microsoft Stream or Video Centre.Brock faculty and staff are invited to submit written feedback by Jan. 26 regarding the suitability of each candidate. Applicants’ curriculum vitae are available for review on SharePoint.Email submissions to Thomas Dunk, Chair of the Advisory Committee. Anonymous submissions will not be accepted. Submissions will be confidential to the Advisory Committee.For more information, please email Patricia Mosca. read more

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Opinion Braxton Miller could feature prominently in Ohio States season opener

Then-junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) looks for an open receiver during the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl against Clemson Jan. 3 at Sun Life Stadium. OSU lost, 40-35.Credit: Lantern file photoSkepticism and doubt surrounded Braxton Miller when he announced in late July via an interview with Sports Illustrated that he’d be transitioning from his original position of quarterback to H-back this upcoming season.On a roster brimming with talent, especially on offense, many wondered just how much of the field the redshirt senior would see in what will be his final season at Ohio State. On top of taking on the challenges of learning a whole new position, Miller would have to leapfrog a multitude of skilled players.Regardless of his incredible playmaking ability, it looked like it’d be an uphill climb for the two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year.That is, until OSU coach Urban Meyer announced that redshirt sophomore Jalin Marshall and junior Dontre Wilson, as well as wide receiver Corey Smith, would be suspended for the Buckeyes’ season opener at Virginia Tech. Junior star defensive end Joey Bosa was also amongst those suspended.Outside of Bosa, all were projected to be key components in OSU’s spread offense. Marshall and Wilson are hybrid type players, and each play the role of H-back. Smith, entering his redshirt senior season, enjoyed a great spring and had firmly cemented his status as the No. 2 wideout in rotation.So, through unfortunate circumstances, a rare opportunity has been presented to Miller. With the highly anticipated “revenge game” fast approaching, he’s in line to receive significant minutes.Thus far, his move to H-back has gone pretty seamlessly and has fans eager to see what he’ll bring to the table. Miller is still capable of breaking any game wide open as his athletic ability has been all too apparent in practices, something senior linebacker Joshua Perry has become pretty familiar with.“Don’t blink, he’s got some of the crispest, most ridiculous moves,” Perry said at the Big Ten Media Days in Chicago on July 30. “His footwork is amazing, he’s really fluid, and his speed is obvious.”Meyer, a former wide receiver coach, remains skeptical and is Miller’s biggest critic, going so far as to say that it’d be “uncommon” to throw the ex-quarterback straight into the fire so early in the season. Admittedly so, the three-time national champion coach can’t deny the kind of difference-maker that sits ready in his stable.“He’s one of the best athletes I’ve ever coached,” Meyer said on July 30. “He’s got an incredible first step. Above all else, you say it’s time to win or lose, and he’s not going to lose.”The expectation is that Miller will be a true “impact player” on offense. Considering the suspensions that have been handed out, plan on seeing a fairly heavy dosage of him in the Buckeyes’ Sept. 7 showdown in Blacksburg, Va.Only versatile sophomore, and current backup running back, Curtis Samuel stands in Miller’s way at H-back. Time will tell, though, as to who exactly will get the majority of the work at the hybrid position.How Miller comes along in terms of the continued development of his route running is something worth keeping a close eye on. At any rate, Meyer will undoubtedly find it tough to make a case for not adequately providing OSU’s in-state product with substantial playing time come Week One. read more

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Man remanded for robbing male sex workers

Of the four men who allegedly robbed two male sex workers on Wednesday last, one was today (Friday), remanded for the crime.Twenty-four-year-old, Michael Macy appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and had the charges read to him.The first charge alleges that he, on December 12 2017 at Croal Street, Georgetown while being together with others and armed with guns, robbed Denzil Benjamin of a cellphone valued $45,600.A second charge against him, which he also denied, alleges that he, on the same day at the same location and being in the company of the same men, also while being armed, robbed Kevin McLean of one motorcycle valued $178,000.Both charges were made indictable and as such the accused was not allowed to plead.Police Prosecutor Richard Harris objected to bail being granted on the grounds that a firearm was used; also due to the fact that the other three accused are yet to be charged.As such Magistrate Daly remanded Macy to prison for him to return on January, 26 2018. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTwo remanded to prison for robbing Royal Castle DeliverymanApril 17, 2014In “Crime”Duo charged for robbery under arms, forgeryJanuary 19, 2018In “Court”Sex workers accused of robbing Presidential guards remanded for robbing anotherOctober 30, 2017In “Court” read more

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What to expect from Battlefield 4s Frostbite 3 engine

first_imgRegardless of your feelings toward shooters or Electronic Arts, Battlefield 4 has looked mighty impressive every time it’s been shown off. The E3 Microsoft Xbox One keynote may have tricked you into thinking BF4 was a first-person boat shooter, but this spotlight trailer for the Frostbite 3 engine shows you that, yes, while there is plenty of FPBS to go around, the game can handle much more than that.Among Frostbite 3’s impressive features — networked water simulation, which essentially creates the same body of water for every player to see. If a wave is moving in a certain pattern, it’s moving that way for everyone on the map, and at the exact same time. Rather than just be pretty tech, though, the networked water sim provides the boat-heavy combat with a dynamic environment in which players can use to their advantage — be it via using a wave for cover, or battling a current while swimming.Frostbite 3 doesn’t just up the water ante, though, as it attempts to upgrade character emotions in order to help games convey better narratives. The eyes are portals to one’s soul, but in the land of video games, the eyes are one of the main determining factors as to whether or not a character can climb out of the uncanny valley. Nothing is more disruptive to a narrative than jarring characters, and Frostbite 3 has a focus on characters’ eyes in order to soften that uncanny valley blow — complete with parallax animation in the iris. No longer will parallax animation be confined to grassy backgrounds in old Sega side-scroller beat-em-ups.If pretty eyes and using dynamic waves as ocean-based cover isn’t impressive, Frostbite 3 is why huge buildings can crumble to the ground in the middle of a BF4 match.Battlefield 4 will release in North America on October 29 of this year, so watch the above video, get pumped for first-person boat shooting, and then find something else to do for four months while you wait, we guess. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Battlefield 4 – Siege on Shanghai Multiplayer Screens_1 WMBattlefield 4 – Siege on Shanghai Multiplayer Screens_1 WMBattlefield 4 – Siege on Shanghai Multiplayer Screens_2 WMBattlefield 4 – Siege on Shanghai Multiplayer Screens_3 WMBattlefield 4 – Siege on Shanghai Multiplayer Screens_4 WMBattlefield 4 Commander Mode ScreensBattlefield 4 Commander Mode Screens9Battlefield 4 – Angry Sea Single Player Screens_4 WMBattlefield 4 – Angry Sea Single Player Screens_5 WMBattlefield 4Battlefield 4 – Angry Sea Single Player Screens_7 WMlast_img read more

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Love Parade organisers to face trial over stampede deaths

first_imgLove Parade organisers to face trial over stampede deaths A stampede at the music festival killed 21 people and injured over 650 others. By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 16,020 Views Apr 24th 2017, 9:26 PM Candles near the site where 21 people died and some 650 were injured in a stampede during the Love Parade Image: Associated Press Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3356682 center_img A GERMAN COURT today ruled that 10 people will face trial accused of negligently causing a catastrophic stampede at a 2010 Love Parade techno music festival that killed 21 people.Overturning a year-old ruling, the court decided that four event organisers and six officials of the city of Duisburg will face charges including negligent manslaughter and causing bodily harm.Prosecutors, victims’ relatives and survivors have pointed to chaotic crowd management as the cause of the disaster in which revellers were crushed, trampled to death and suffocated.More than 650 people were injured in the mass panic as pressure from a heaving sea of hundreds of thousands of young people squashed the victims against fences and walls.A Duisburg court dismissed the criminal case last year, casting doubt on an expert report on the disaster, in a ruling that angered victims’ groups.But now, after an appeal, a higher panel in Duesseldorf overturned that ruling, saying there was a “sufficiently” high chance of convicting those responsible.It said in a statement there was “cause to believe” that shortcomings in organisers’ duty of care caused the deaths and injuries.The court did not set a starting date for the trial. Negligent manslaughter carries up to five years in prison.Victims Prosecutors blamed serious planning errors for the 24 July, 2010 tragedy at the site, a former cargo rail depot in the western industrial city.Eight men and 13 women were killed — included seven foreigners, from Australia, China, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.The city mayor at the time, Adolf Sauerland, became the prime target of public anger, accused of having ignored warnings that the summer festival was a disaster waiting to happen, and was forced to resign by a 2012 city referendum.The Love Parade started as an underground event in the former West Berlin in 1989 and was held there most years until 2006, at times drawing over one million people.Following wrangling over permits and arguments over the mountains of rubbish left behind, the festival moved from Berlin to cities in western Germany’s industrial Ruhr region until the tragedy of 2010.The deadly disaster led organisers to declare that the Love Parade would never be held again “out of respect for the victims”.Comments are closed for legal reasons. – © AFP 2017Read: ‘He ended up in an induced coma’: Matt Dawson on his son’s meningitis battleRead: Marine Le Pen steps down as leader of her party No Comments Image: Associated Press Candles near the site where 21 people died and some 650 were injured in a stampede during the Love Parade Monday 24 Apr 2017, 9:26 PM Share3 Tweet Email last_img read more

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What does Cyprus mean for your portfolio

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A couple of weeks ago, well-known conservative columnist Gerard Henderson said on the ABC’s Insiders that one of the biggest issues facing Europe that had “implications” for Australia was the “economic basket case” of Crete.We are sure that after he had his morning croissant and coffee, Henderson would have reflected that he meant Cyprus.The implications of Cyprus’ financial difficulties, stemming from too much money swishing around and too little productivity, are far reaching, to be sure. But some believe the market’s selling in response has been an over-reaction and instead look at it as a buying opportunity, particularly for the most beleaguered of all sectors, resources.One of the fund managers spoken to – who has been buying small miners in the past weeks – has a track record of consistent performance, having returned about 13 per cent a year to investors in his fund in the past 10 years.“I would say that all the negative news is in the price of most miners,” he said. “It wouldn’t take much positive news to see a significant bounce in the next six weeks.“Even if Europe is a write-off, the two largest economies in the world are promoting expansion and Japan is now stepping up. It’s far from doom and gloom.”Our bullish fund manager’s argument is that Cyprus is a poor indicator for Europe, but that is just one part of the global economic puzzle which, overall, is looking increasingly positive when you consider the amount of economic stimulus going on, both in money being pumped into big economies and in direct government spending.We saw some progress in ‘Abenomics’, where the Japanese are about to use aggressive monetary policy to kick-start their economy in the wake of 15 years of deflation and four recessions since 2000. Japan’s central bank said yesterday that it would buy 7 trillion yen ($69.4 billion) worth of bonds a month.Then you have the United States, where unemployment remains a big concern, underpinning the continuation of quantitative easing, where the central bank prints money to buy low-rated mortgage bonds at the rate of $US40 billion ($38.4 billion) a month.Recent manufacturing data out of China was not as positive as expected but still indicates its economy is growing at a rate of about 6 or 7 per cent, according to some economists. Its government continues to pump trillions of yuan into infrastructure and education. Companies whose share prices are linked to demand in commodities have the most to gain from global economic growth continuing. There are still about 3 billion people in the world who would like to live the way many Australians do, and the world needs more commodities for this to be the case.The time to buy is often when sentiment is at its worst, and professional investors are supposed to be more dispassionate about these things. Time will tell.Radar spoke to another fund manager who was less sanguine about resources, but more bullish about small caps.David Lamm previously managed money for one of the richest families in Australia, the Alters, and has set up his own shop and managed to return more than 25 per cent a year in the past three years.“Cyprus means nothing more than increased risk in the global financial system,” he said. “Because the small end is so undervalued it’s not as vulnerable to a sell off.“I don’t think it’s the end of the world, but when the world comes through this, there is more potential to make money from undervalued small caps, which is why we’re buying them.”Interestingly, some of the small caps that Lamm likes definitely have an international flavour.For example, eServGlobal has a technology called HomeSend, which allows the diaspora of the world to send money back home via their mobile phones. Radar has tipped this stock and so far it has delivered a return of almost 50 per cent to investors. It’s a technology many expatriate Cypriots might consider using.*This article was first published in The Age.last_img read more

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Behringer Soundscape Air Speakers des hautparleurs sans fil pour iPod

first_imgBehringer Soundscape Air Speakers: des haut-parleurs sans fil pour iPodEn plus d’être sans fil, ces nouvelles enceintes se rechargent par induction, donc plus besoin de câbles! Le spécialiste allemand de l’audio professionnelle Behringer s’est lancé dans des gammes de produits accessibles à tous et utiles quotidiennement (notamment les docks audio pour iPhone ou iPod…). Encore une fois, la firme présente un produit comptabile avec un terminal iOs. Le Soundscape Air Speakers ressemble à un dock, dont les enceintes sont détachables et sans fil, chargées par des batteries internes. Vous pourrez donc les transporter n’importe où dans votre maison. De plus, le tout se recharge par un chargeur induction (procédé électromagnétique qui recharge la batterie par le courant porté dans l’air). Ceci évitera de rebrancher votre enceinte que vous aurez déjà déplacé par exemple.Il faudra encore attendre pour en connaître les spécifications techniques, mais quoi qu’il en soit, Behringer vendra ses haut-parleurs aux alentours de 129 dollars (une centaine d’euros). Le 10 janvier 2012 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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WWE says Paige tested positive for an illegal substance responding to allegations

first_img Randy Torkkola October 12, 2016 at 10:51 am What a trainwreck… get a clue girl Aaron David Harwood b d WhatsApp Wouldn’t it be more “a second suspension (60 days)?” The way it reads it sounds like she’s had two 60 days as opposed to a 30 day and a (now) 60 day. Twitter The way I see, Paige is trying to get her fans to believe that the WWE is trying to railroad her with these suspensions. It seems to me that if the WWE wanted to be rid of her, they could just release her or send her home to ride out her contract, since I’m sure she’s on the lower end of the WWE’s pay scale. Glenn Wolf 6 COMMENTS Hart Guile Paige undergoes successful neck surgery; King of the Ring semi-finals and finals locations i didn’t realise sore throat lozenges were illegal. October 12, 2016 at 3:13 pm Tre Zencenter_img Google+ WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins discovers his siblings through a 23andMe DNA test October 12, 2016 at 1:12 pm Paige to undergo a second neck surgery, pulled from SummerSlam weekend appearances The New York Post is featuring an article with an official statement from WWE responding to recent allegations about Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis) and her second 60 day suspension from the company for violating the wellness policy.The article referenced comments from Paige’s family claiming she did not fail a drug test and instead tested positive for painkillers that she was prescribed to help treat her current neck problems. Her family also alleged she was not receiving proper medical care.WWE, in responding to the allegations, issued this statement.“Saraya-Jade Bevis tested positive for an illegal substance, not a prescription drug. In addition, WWE is providing world-class medical care for her in-ring injury.”We reported yesterday that Paige had issued a series of tweets responding to news about her second suspension where she stated “rules apply depending on your status.” October 12, 2016 at 7:22 am an “illegal substance” doesn’t necessarily mean cocaine, heroin, marijuana, etc… it could mean nyquil, tylenol, sore throat lozenges, etc. those tests will find EVERYTHING, and if you didn’t clear it with the wwe first, you’re screwed (unless you’re one of their top stars, then you can do whatever drug you want). Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR If it was one of those I reckon WWE would’ve said banned, not illegal, their lawyers would’ve made sure of it. And your comment about stars doesn’t hold up either when you consider other bans that have been handed out in the past. Comments are closed. October 12, 2016 at 10:23 am October 15, 2016 at 6:58 am Pinterestlast_img read more

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PeaceHealth OHSU team to bolster neonatal care in region

first_imgPeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University are joining forces to enhance neonatal care in Southwest Washington.Beginning March 1, board-certified neonatologists from OHSU’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital will staff the Vancouver hospital’s Holtzman Twins Neonatal Intensive Care Unit around the clock. The collaboration will be headed by Dr. Robert Schelonka, head of the division of neonatology at Doernbecher and an associate professor at OHSU’s School of Medicine.The partnership will address the need for acute neonatology care at PeaceHealth Southwest, Schelonka said in a news release.“Building on the existing efforts of their neonatal team, we will enhance and broaden clinical services and capabilities to provide comprehensive, quality, safe, timely and family centered neonatal care for families in their home community whenever possible,” he said.The two hospitals will also share resources to enhance quality and reduce costs, cross-train medical professionals and broaden access to unique clinical trials that provide medical treatments and therapies often not available elsewhere in the region.“This collaboration will allow OHSU and PeaceHealth Southwest to work more closely to enhance and coordinate care for our most vulnerable newborns,” said Dr. Mark O’Hollaren, vice president for strategic outreach at OHSU and professor of medicine at OHSU’s School of Medicine. “Our goal is to allow as many babies as possible to receive care close to home and family, and when that is not possible, to have seamless care coordination between our two organizations to most effectively and compassionately care for these patients.”last_img read more

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Learning English in Costa Rica then and now

first_imgRelated posts:Claiming my Afro-Latinidad A look back at 1930s Limón and the real legacy of Afro-Caribbean immigrants Finding La Negrita: A story of coming home Dr. Charles Gourzong: Costa Rica’s visionary medicine man My two children, born in New York, are English speakers with a fair background in the basics of Spanish. They attend a private international school in Costa Rica where instruction is in English – except for Spanish class, of course, and the preparatory program for the Costa Rican high school exit exams. My 15-year-old son has emerged as a true Tico, as he can now roll off his tongue all themaes, esos and other soccer-field lingo that signifies “arrival.”For my husband and daughter, the journey has been a bit more treacherous. As for me, I have never had formal Spanish instruction, but I can understand, speak (tongue-tied much of the time) and write it. Yet much of my daily life involves English. The neighborhood we live in is a mix of U.S. and European expats and professional Costa Ricans who love speaking English with me, though I attempt to reply in Spanish. Outside of this enclave, of course, the Costa Rican world remains mostly Spanish-speaking. At the feria on Saturday morning, I have my regular vendors who greet me with fresh kale as we discuss the weather and their crops.I realize as I move between spaces that my worlds are language-driven. When I am with my Costa Rican family, conversation is generally in Spanish, with whispers when I need translation. I began to think about the significance of this since there are rumors that within 20 years, 60 percent of Costa Ricans will speak English.  I think that today, the majority of Costa Ricans who speak English fluently come primarily from two spaces: from an Afro/Caribbean-descended family, or from a private school education which was either bilingual or English-based. The latter indicates a class status. The former is based in a specific political and cultural tradition from the Caribbean coast which still has ramifications today.I love the fact that I can simply make a phone call to my maternal aunts and get all the information I need on their experiences growing up in Puerto Limón in the 1940s and 1950s. My Aunt Marjorie is the family storyteller; in West Africa she would be called a griot. A griot is a respected holder of communal knowledge, usually shared through word-of-mouth as part of a community’s oral tradition. Well, Tía Marjorie has a suitcase of knowledge that I am grateful for! I have always heard my mother and her sisters laugh about Sister Jesse and English school, but only until I spoke with my tias did I get a good idea about how they acquired English in Costa Rica.At the turn of the 20th century, the influx of Anglophone Caribbean immigrants into Puerto Limón and the surrounding area to work on the Northern Railway and the banana plantations of the United Fruit Company, created a “country” on the Caribbean coast that was fully autonomous from the central highlands of Costa Rica. These Caribbean immigrants – educated, religious and professional – established their churches, local newspapers, businesses, worker unions and social clubs, which were mostly church-based. These organizations helped the community articulate itself as it struggled with the identity politics of being of Caribbean origins and non-Costa Ricans (until 1948, when those of Caribbean lineage but born in Costa Rica could apply for naturalization). One of the great markers of this Caribbean identity was the creation and maintenance of private English schools by the local Black community.My tía tells me that her father, Jamaican-born and married to a black woman from Limón, insisted that his four daughters learn to read and write English as part of their cultural heritage.  My grandfather never learned Spanish, and he did not need to in the Limón of his time. My grandmother learned Spanish well into her 50s, once she was living in San Jose. The world of Puerto Limón was an English-speaking center which was cosmopolitan in its outlook, as it engaged with sailors from around the world. Newspapers about global events were widely circulated. There were several private English schools that Black children could attend, including those run by the Baptist and Methodist Churches. Sister Jesse, Teacher Thomas and Mr. Davidson, all of Caribbean descent, were some of the English teachers who ran these schools which offered a program complementary to that of the Spanish schools that the Costa Rican government mandated all children to attend.Enter the world of Sister Jesse! She was a member of the Methodist Church and my grandmother was her seamstress. Tall and imposing, she wore long skirts with full petticoats, frilly white blouses closed at the neck and laced-up black boots in the hot Limón sun! As an exchange for her sewing services, my grandmother was allowed to send her four daughters to Sister Jesse’s English school for free. It was located in a one-room building next to the Methodist Church, around the corner from Los Banos in Limón. So, in the early 1940s, my mother and her sisters went to the schoolhouse, mostly in the afternoons, from 1-3 pm after Spanish school.Sister Jesse’s classroom was divided into Primary and Secondary; she had a younger woman teach the Kindergarten, First and Second Grades about 15 students. Sister Jesse took the older students in one large mix, up to 25 students at a time. She taught English, Geography/History (British of course!), Math and Religion.Sister Jesse’s world was ordered and serious, and maintained the respectability politics of the immigrant Caribbean community of her time. My tia recounts that most of the teaching and assessment was done orally: the students would form a daily semicircle around Sister Jesse’s desk, with the head of the class going first. Everyone vied for that spot, because the last thing a student wanted was to be the tail. Class started with the times tables, then spelling and geography. My aunts admitted that they were naughty and chatted a lot in class, therefore rarely avoiding the punishment meted out at the end of the day by Sister Jesse.It was this Limon community that established the foundations of English literacy for its children as an act of political and cultural consciousness which remain strong today among many Afro-Costa Ricans. One of the initiatives for the United Nations Decade of Afro-Descendants is the support of English-speaking Afro-Costa Rican communities through the sharing and celebration of language and cultural norms. Costa Rican scholars such as Dr. Marva Spence Sharpe study Limonese linguistic patterns in order to preserve all of their wonderful influences in Costa Rica’s history.Read more of Natasha Gordon-Chipembere’s columns here.Natasha Gordon-Chipembere, a writer, professor and founder of the Tengo Sed Writers Retreats, moved to Heredia, Costa Rica with her family from New York in June 2014.  She is now accepting applications for Tengo Sed IV Writers and Yoga Retreat in Jan 2017. She may be reached at [email protected] Her column “Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican” is published monthly. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Rep Roberts votes yes on historic package to fix Michigan roads

first_img State Rep. Brett Roberts has voted in favor of a legislative package that will fix roads and bridges across the state of Michigan.“We’ve been working extremely hard, week in and week out, to find a compromise that fixes the roads quickly, and ensures their sustainability,” said Rep. Roberts, R-Eaton Township. “This is that plan.”The final roads plan allocates money from Michigan’s General Fund, as well as additional dollars that will be raised in new revenue. As normal inflation continues over time, the measure also creates a mechanism that triggers a decrease in the state income tax rate. In addition to providing funds specifically for roads, the plan provides $200 million in tax relief by expanding the Homestead Property Tax Credit for middle and low-income families across the state.“This compromise is the best plan for Michigan residents that has come across our desks. It uses ideas from both sides of the aisle that the House, the Senate, and Gov. Snyder can agree on,” Rep. Roberts said. “I’m proud that we were able to come together and unite with a plan that makes sense for Michiganders.”The plan now goes to Gov. Snyder for his signature.### 03Nov Rep. Roberts votes ‘yes’ on historic package to fix Michigan roads Categories: News,Roberts Newslast_img read more

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Rep Allor Budget funds crucial military and veteran services programs

first_img21Mar Rep. Allor: Budget funds crucial military and veteran services programs Categories: Allor News State Rep. Sue Allor, member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs, today voted to unanimously advance a budget plan prioritizing funds to strengthen military and veteran services throughout Michigan.The proposed budget includes:$6.5 million for the National Guard Tuition Assistance Fund;$7.7 million to be used for the Youth Challenge Academy and Starbase program, which service at-risk youth in Michigan;$5 million to expand state access to federal matching funds from the U.S. National Guard to enhance the state’s National Guard armories; andA placeholder for resources that will be provided to the County Veteran Service Fund, which provides grants to counties to support locally based veteran services.“Our budget prioritizes crucial functions within the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs while retaining important reporting requirements, which ensures quality oversight of the services our veterans receive,” said Allor, of Wolverine. “I am pleased that the plan includes proper checks, while remaining fiscally responsible.”House Bill 5570 now moves to the full House Appropriations Committee for consideration.last_img read more

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Nonprofit Taxes May Mean Final Kumbayahs for Some Maine Camps

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 SharesFebruary 12, 2015; WCSH-TV (Portland, ME)The Maine camping industry already contributes over half a billion dollars to the state’s economy each year, but Governor Paul LePage wants to squeeze just a bit more out. If approved, his plan would for the first time tax the real estate holdings of nearly 90 percent of the state’s nonprofit organizations, including the summer camps.LePage told a group in Waterville, Maine, that the intent of his $6.3 billion budget and tax overhaul plan is “to eliminate the income tax and send the money back to communities so people can decide what services they want and who is going to pay for them.” The plan comprises, according to the Wall Street Journal, lowering income taxes for the highest earning individuals and corporations, increasing the sales tax by including more goods and services, and providing tax credits for low-income residents. The governor also expects to save $62 million in his FY 2017 budget by eliminating funding to municipalities. To make up the loss of state funding, municipalities, in turn, will be required to tax nonprofits at 50 percent of assessed value over $500,000.For years, many municipalities have been managing the growing national debate over nonprofit taxation by receiving payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs). The PILOTs are paid to municipalities and local governments to offset the loss of property taxes that would typically cover the use by nonprofits of public services including firefighting, policing, school construction, and search and rescue services. The federal government has been paying PILOTs since the mid-1970s to local governments that have non-taxable Federal lands within their boundaries.At question in the debate over taxing nonprofits is the issue of the value of nonprofit organizations to communities. An argument for tax exemption is that nonprofits provide services for the greater good of all that government cannot otherwise provide. Therefore, it is a fair trade that nonprofits should receive the benefits of other government services, such as fire and rescue, good roads, and policing, without cost. An argument for taxation is that nonprofits have become so large and prolific in some communities that individuals and businesses have seen their taxes increase to cover cost of government services use by all. Therefore, it is past time for nonprofits to step and pay their fair share for the services.As Governor LePage introduces his budget and tax plan, the current session of the Pennsylvania legislature will find lawmakers debating a constitutional amendment for the May ballot that gives the legislature greater power in determining whether nonprofits should receive tax exemptions. With regard to this bill, there appears to be three sides: those who oppose any taxation of nonprofits; those who want standardized, statewide uniformity with regard to taxes on nonprofits; and those who want to retain local control in establishing taxes on nonprofits.While the Pennsylvanians sort out who, if anybody, gets to tax nonprofits, the 100+ nonprofit camps in Maine eagerly wait to see if Maine becomes the first state to formally assess property taxes on nonprofits. If the plan is approved, some camps may close while others look for ways to cut back. Hmmm, maybe if the campers brought their own chocolate and graham crackers, too?—Tom KlausShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more

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