Coalition is failing to control red tape

first_imgMonday 13 December 2010 9:34 pm Share KCS-content THANKS to John Redwood, the Tory MP, we now know that the coalition’s supposed commitment to deregulation is a sham. Small business owners – which are most affected by red tape as they can’t afford vast HR departments – already knew this, of course, and all firms in the country, not just the finance sector, are being hit by new regulations. These include the ill-thought through ban on compulsory retirement which – while well-intentioned – actually means that many workers will end up being sacked instead, triggering huge litigation. The coalition’s official policy is “one in, one out” when it comes to regulation, which would imply no net increase. Redwood tested this with Parliamentary questions to see how government departments are getting on. He compiled figures for statutory instruments introduced and removed over the past six months, and discovered that only two departments have actually reduced red tape. These figures obviously don’t give the whole picture but provide the best indication so far of what is happening.Communities and Local Government has added 21 regulations and abolished 40, cutting a net 19; Environment has added 31 and abolished 45, cutting a net 14. These figures don’t clarify whether regulations abolished will make any difference, or whether only disused, irrelevant bits of legislation are being jettisoned. But the two departments are nevertheless to be congratulated – they account for 80 per cent of the 106 regulations abolished.The Cabinet Office, International Development and the Foreign Office have neither added not cut rules. But the remaining ten in the survey have added more than they have taken away, breaching the coalition’s own policies. They have introduced a total of 155 regulations and abolished just 21. Energy and Climate change has added 14 and repealed none; Transport added 15 and repealed none; Health added 19 and abolished two; Work and Pensions added 31 and cut 11; Business has added 20 and abolished none; and Justice, the worst offender, has added a 22 and eliminated only one. In many cases the UK government is merely implementing EU regulation, albeit often with its very own gold-plating. The House of Commons Library’s October report How much legislation comes from Europe? is a good place to start to work out who is at fault, though it highlights how hard it is to find a definitive answer. It proposes several different estimates of the EU’s impact. One of its metrics – which seems about right to me – estimates what proportion EU regulations and EU-related UK laws form out of the total volume of UK laws. It finds a figure of 53 per cent for last year, with the answer ranging from 37 per cent to 65 per cent between 1997 and 2009. It is hard to know for sure. But while the EU accounts for a large chunk of all UK laws and regulations, it remains the case that most departments ought to have been able to cut – or at least not increase – the burden of red tape. The fact that they are actually still adding to it demonstrates that they don’t really understand the challenges facing the private sector and how passionately small firms feel about the burden of red tape. Until we get a pro-growth policy that encourages small firms to hire staff and invest, the UK economy will continue to under-perform. It’s hardly rocket science but some officials evidently never [email protected] whatsapp whatsapp Coalition is failing to control red tape Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Royal Challenge Sports Drink returns with unique platform for cricket fans

first_img Facebook Twitter PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Cricket TAGSRCBRoyal Challenge Sports DrinkRoyal ChallengersRoyal Challengers Soft DrinkSports DrinkVirat Kohli SHARE Sports BusinessBrandsCricketLatest Sports NewsNewsSport WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleBARC India seeks paradigm shift in audience measurement technologyNext articleClub over Country: Hafeez quits Test cricket, joins Banladesh Premier League Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! 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It will bring excitement and fervor to fans of cricket over the next 2 months, with a unique short-format 6-over league across the country, in search for the strongest contender to faceoff with the Royal Challengers Bangalore.Also Read: IPL Moneyball: Virat Kohli 3rd Cricketer to enter 100 Cr salary ClubOffering something for everyone – the league will be a one-of-a-kind carnival where cricket meets entertainment. A slew of social media stars like Sumeet Vyas, Nidhi Singh and others from one of India’s leading digital platform TVF Play would be adding a dosage of fun and entertainment at each of the state finals. This will culminate with arena-style performances by India’s most sensational musicians including Amit Trivedi, Badshah, Diljit Dosanjh and Sreeram live in action.Talking about the campaign, Amarpreet Singh Anand, Executive Vice President & Portfolio Head, Marketing, Diageo India, says, “After a successful Season 1, we’re thrilled to be back bolder than ever, spanning over 30 cities and towns. While Season 1 was pegged on the war cry of cricketers across India challenging RCB, Season 2 has Virat responding with a challenging ‘Ab Khel Ke Dikha!’. This season will continue to hold the original thought of bringing to life the brand’s premise of inspiring millennials to make bold moves in life, via a unique experiential platform”Also Read: Virat Kohli brand One8 breaches ₹100 crore sales mark in year one: ReportSpeaking of his association with Royal Challenge Sports Drink, brand ambassador Virat Kohli says, “At its core, the brand stands for playing bold, and that really resonates with me. I am excited to be a part of this league that gives a platform to cricket lovers across India to play truly bold and show us what they’ve got. And now as the search to find the one team that will take on RCB begins, I am really looking forward to see what we are going to come up against.”The league, which kicked off in mid-December, is calling out for teams across select cities in India.CLICK HERE for more information on the registration and schedule. 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The National Investment Trust Limited ( 2006 Annual Report

first_imgThe National Investment Trust Plc ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about The National Investment Trust Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The National Investment Trust Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The National Investment Trust Plc (  2006 annual report.Company ProfileThe National Investment Trust Plc (NITL) manages a closed-end fund that invests in a diversified of Malawi Stock Exchange listed shares and unlisted private securities. The principle objective of NITL is to provide a vehicle for the public to participate in equity investment in Malawi. The fund is a product of Malawi’s progressive privatisation policy and provides income and capital growth opportunities for investors. Financial gain from investments are tax free if held for more than a year. NITL manages a portfolio of investments with funds raised by selling units allocated according to the amount invested in the fund. The NITL manages two Unit Trusts; the NITL Local Equity Fund and the NITL Global Opportunities Fund. Both provide favourable middle- to long-term performance with controlled risk and tax-free earnings. The holding company is based in Mauritius. The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL) is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Home Afrika Limited ( 2012 Annual Report

first_imgHome Afrika Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Home Afrika Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Home Afrika Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Home Afrika Limited (  2012 annual report.Company ProfileHome Afrika Limited is a property development company which provides quality, sustainable and affordable housing for communities in Kenya and other countries in the East Africa sub-region. These include housing developments in golf estates and services hotel apartments. The company implements housing projects which have a long-term positive impact on society and achieves this through alliance partnerships with government, private sector and development partners. Home Afrika Limited designs, constructs and maintains residential and commercial buildings which comply to a regulatory framework for sustainability and conformity. Home Afrika Limited has implemented a regional expansion plan under the name “Go Country” and “Go Africa” which aims to build approximately 1 million homes under a mass housing programme which spans Africa sub-regions. Home Afrika Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Swaziland Property Investment Limited ( HY2019 Interim Report

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Forget Bitcoin! I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks to get rich and retire early

first_imgForget Bitcoin! I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks to get rich and retire early Harvey Jones | Friday, 16th October, 2020 | More on: AAL SBRY I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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While the stock market has been hit hard by the pandemic, history shows it always recovers in the long run.This year’s sell-off gives you a great opportunity to buy cheap UK shares, and generate the income and growth you need to get rich and retire early, if that’s what you want.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Although many FTSE 100 dividend stocks have suspended their shareholder payouts, others still yield 4%, or more. By contrast, Bitcoin doesn’t pay any income, and never will. Also, its movements are entirely unpredictable. Nobody knows why it has just shot up to $11,300. It just did. Next week’s movements will be just as random. That’s why I’d rather buy these two bargain-priced shares.Unlike Bitcoin, grocery chain J Sainsbury (LSE: SBRY) has a key role to play in a modern global economy – keeping people fed. The big supermarkets proved their value during the pandemic. What did Bitcoin do?Check out this cheap FTSE 100 dividend shareThe problem with investing in supermarkets is that they operate to fine margins in a highly competitive market. In the case of Sainsbury’s, profit margins stand at just 2.2%. The arrival of Aldi and Lidl from Germany has made a tough job even harder. The Sainsbury’s share price is down a third compared to two years ago, despite avoiding the worst of this year’s stock market crash.Investors who hold Sainsbury’s should treat any share price growth as a bonus, and focus on the FTSE 100 group’s dividend income prospects. Management deferred its payout in April, despite rising sales, as it didn’t want to be seen as profiteering in the lockdown. Analysts predict it will be back next year, and forecast a yield of 4.8%, nicely covered 1.8 times.I would, nonetheless, consider buying this top FTSE 100 dividend stock at today’s attractive entry point of just 10.1 times earnings. That looks good value, whereas Bitcoin’s inflated price scares me.Get rich and retire early on thisThe mining sector is a happy hunting ground for FTSE 100 dividend stocks, and I’d also check out the Anglo American (LSE: AAL) share price. Mining companies are a play on global growth, because they provide the metals and minerals expanding economies need. In particular, they’re a play on Chinese growth. That’s where most of the demand has come from for the last 20 years.Naturally, they crashed in March, along with everything else. However, China appears to emerging from the pandemic in a better shape than the West, and Anglo American’s stock has now rebounded almost 50% in the last six months. Despite this, it still trades at just 9 times earnings. That’s a tempting empty price. If you want to generate dividend income to fund your retirement, it currently yields 4.4%, covered 2.5 times. I’d check out these cheap FTSE 100 dividend income stocks. And approach Bitcoin with extreme caution. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

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League table shows 4 out of 10 people open to leaving a legacy

first_img Advertisement Tagged with: legacies research Melanie May | 4 November 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 League table shows 4 out of 10 people open to leaving a legacycenter_img  262 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 At least four out of ten people are open to leaving a legacy, according to the latest Fastmap and Freestyle Marketing Legacy Potential Premier League, with animal charities making up most of the top ten positions for those people would consider including in their Will.This year’s Legacy Potential Premier League saw Fastmap and Freestyle Marketing survey 5,000 people aged over 50 with questions relating to legacy giving, building the tracker study up to a total of 20,000.The table ranks charities on their supporter’s propensity to leave a gift in their Will to them, based on factors including motivations and barriers to giving, the number of supporters a charity has, as well as on how often supporters consider and reject a charity for legacy giving, providing a snapshot in time.A value of 100 is considered average, with scoring over or under this meaning the charity is either over or under performing.The year, animal charities take 7 of the top 10 spots with Dog’s Trust moving into top position with a legacy consideration score of 138, moving Cats Protection down to number two with 133. Battersea, The Donkey Sanctuary, PDSA and RSPCA take up the rest of the top 6 spots, with Guide Dogs for the Blind coming in at number 9.According to Fastmap and Freestyle Marketing, Dog’s Trust and Cat’s Protection have almost doubled their scale of support since last year.Elsewhere in the table, CRUK (107), NSPCC (96), Shelter (91) and RNLI (84) have dropped in their individual ranking, although they have all significantly increased their scale of support. New entrants in the top 20 Woodland Trust (100), UNICEF (also 100), WaterAid (91), and Arthritis Research UK (85) have moved some of the bigger players down the rankings, despite the scale of support for these charities remaining at the lower end of the table.The survey shows that 40% of people overall are willing to consider including a charity in their Will, with this higher among some audiences.David Cole, Fastmap Managing Director, commented:“Our research shows that legacy fundraising is still full of potential with 4 out of 10 people currently open to the idea of leaving a legacy and if we dig deeper into bespoke audiences we can identify audiences where it’s closer to 6 and potentially 7 out of 10 people. With some forms of fundraising severely hit by the pandemic, legacies remain a beacon of hope for many.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

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Detroit autoworkers protest

first_imgDespite bitter cold and wind, rank-and-file autoworkers and supporters protested Jan. 10 outside the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The action was called by the Autoworker Caravan and was supported by members of the Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs and the National Action Network. AWC attacked the “gigantic profits” of the auto companies, made at the expense of workers in the plants — here and around the world — as well as the environment.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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3,298 hit by Limerick medical card cuts

first_imgPrint by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE full extent of cutbacks to medical cards in Limerick has been revealed this week with HSE figures confirming that more than 3000 cards were withdrawn in the city and county over a 12 month period with almost 1000 of these taken from people over 70 years of age.The figures show that the number of medical cardholders in Limerick was cut from 80,853 in November 2013 to 77,555 last November – reduction of 3,298  This also included a reduction in the number of medical cards to over seventies by 943 from 15,341 to 14,398.Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea, who obtained the figures from the HSE, has condemned the cuts, stating they have had a major impact on people’s lives in all parts of Limerick.And with a significant fall of 731 medical cards in Limerick between September and November 2014, he maintains there is no evidence of the cuts abating.“I have consistently pointed out that the Government was engaged in a deliberate and disgraceful attack on people with medical cards, which it denied for 18 months before being shamed into admitting this was a deliberate policy,” Deputy O’Dea told the Limerick Post.“Almost 1,000 of the cuts to medical cards were for people over 70 years of age. This figure is particularly stark and shows that proportionally the over seventies have been hit the hardest, even though there are more and more over seventies every year as that segment of the population increases as people live longer,” he said.He has taken aim at the Government for ignoring the issue and denying that there was a deliberate policy to cut medical cards for people with serious illnesses and disabilities and the over seventies. He insists that it took the loss of hundreds of council seats to make them sit up and listen.“Despite claiming to stop these cuts and to begin restoring medical cards the Government is still taking cards away from people desperately in need of them. I am dealing with cases every week of people having their cards withdrawn and then being denied their cards again on appeal. It is astonishing that thousands of Limerick families are still enduring so much anguish, hurt and expense at the hands of this Government,” he concluded. Advertisement NewsBreaking newsLocal News3,298 hit by Limerick medical card cutsBy Alan Jacques – January 15, 2015 617 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Emailcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articlePublic appeal to help locate missing womanNext articleCouncil passes budget after marathon meeting Alan Jacques Twitter Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin TAGSfeaturedFianna FáilHSElimerickmedical cardsWillie O’Dea TD Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Levi Strauss Announces Closing of $500 Million Senior Unsecured Notes Offering

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Twitter SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE: LEVI) today announced it has closed its previously announced offering of $500 million of its 3.5% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2031. The company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with cash on hand, to redeem $800 million aggregate principal amount of the $1 billion aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5.00% senior notes due 2025 on March 4, 2020 and to pay fees and expenses related to the offering. “We’re pleased with the execution of this offering, which will further strengthen our financial position by decreasing interest expense and improving our leverage ratio,” said Harmit Singh, chief financial officer of Levi Strauss & Co. “Our continued focus on financial discipline, while investing in our brands, our direct-to-consumer channels and accelerating both the digitization and automation of our business will help us become an even stronger company going forward.” The notes were offered in a private placement pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). About Levi Strauss & Co. Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. TM, and Denizen ® brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 3,100 retail stores and shop-in-shops. Levi Strauss & Co.’s reported 2020 net revenues were $4,453 million. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our notes offering and use of proceeds. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. We use words such as, but not limited to, “believe,” “will,” “so we can,” “when,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of our senior management and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. Investors should consider the information contained in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year 2020, especially in the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on our future results, performance or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this news release may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date stated, or if no date is stated, as of the date of this news release. We are not under any obligation and do not intend to update or revise any of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release to reflect circumstances existing after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of future events even if experience or future events make it clear that any expected results expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements will not be realized. View source version on CONTACT: Investor Contact: Aida Orphan Levi Strauss & Co. (415) 501-6194 [email protected] Contact: Kelly Mason Levi Strauss & Co. (415) 501-7777 [email protected]  KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FASHION RETAIL SOURCE: Levi Strauss & Co. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/19/2021 12:09 PM/DISC: 02/19/2021 12:09 PM Facebook Pinterest Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Levi Strauss Announces Closing of $500 Million Senior Unsecured Notes Offering WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 TAGS  last_img read more

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Man arrested following significant cannabis seizure in Donegal

first_img Previous articleCliff Richard Sex abuse allegation ‘completely false’Next articleMan rushed to hospital following Carrigans crash News Highland Man arrested following significant cannabis seizure in Donegal Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – September 5, 2014 Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApp Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quotacenter_img Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week 321 cannabis plants – worth around 128 thousand euro – have been seized by Gardai in Donegal.They were found when Gardai searched a house at Magherawarden in Portsalon yesterday.A 28 year old man was arrested at the scene and brought to Letterkenny Garda Station for questioning.Inspector John O’Toole has been speaking about the operation…..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News Facebook Twitter WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+last_img read more

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Foyle MLA says funding hasn’t been delivered for Derry City of Culture legacy

first_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Facebook Foyle MLA says funding hasn’t been delivered for Derry City of Culture legacy 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – September 3, 2014 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+center_img Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic SDLP Derry MLA Colum Eastwood has criticised Northern Irelands Culture Minister for what he described as a “failure to deliver on key promises for Derry’s City of Culture legacy.”Mr Eastwood made the comments following the revelation that no money has been allocated to the Minister’s department to strengthen the legacy of Derry’s year as City of Culture.The department was refused an application for £5.6m in June.The Foyle MLA says Caral Ní Chuilín has failed to secure funding to deliver on her pledges:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Twitter Previous articleClassroom sizes in Donegal among the highest in the EUNext articleAction group call on Council to explain were funding for Cockhill footbridge went News Highland last_img read more

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Former Buncrana Mayor believes concerns over arrival of tourists justified

first_img Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Previous articleMore Donegal & Ulster records for John KellyNext articleCouncil inviting submissions on LPT News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – July 13, 2020 Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Former Buncrana Mayor believes concerns over arrival of tourists justifiedcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Former Mayor of Buncrana, Lee Tedstone who travelled from America on Friday believes concerns around tourists arriving into Ireland over the weekend are justified.Lee had been living in Texas for a number of years but has relocated back home.Speaking on the Nine til Noon Show this morning, he says efforts to contain the virus in Ireland have been hugely successful but says the focus must now shift to control community spread:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Library hosts read-in

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article The Read-Ins are free and readers of all ages are invited to participate. The Read-In will be from 3:30 until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday throughout the month of February.“The children will be paired according to their ages and will have different opportunities to read and to be read to,” Colvin said. “Troy University English education students will lead the groups in one-on-one readings and small group readings.The children will have opportunities to read aloud and also for reciprocal reading or buddy reading where they take turns reading to each other.”Colvin said the books that will be read will feature African American writers, African American literature and art that celebrates the African American experiences. “Reading books by and about African Americans will foster dialogues between the university students and the children and also increase the children’s interest in reading and their desire to learn more,” Colvin said.The Read-In has been endorsed by the International Reading Association. More than a million readers of all ethnic groups from 48 states and the District of Columbia, the West Indies and African countries have participated. The goal is to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.The Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English conceived the idea of an African American Read-In in 1989. The following year, the initial Read-In was held on the first Sunday of February, and soon became a traditional part of Black History Month celebrations. In 2014, the event garnered more than 5.5 million readers nation-wide. Email the author Matt Firp, a member of the university’s Young Adult Literature class, and A.J. Spann chose a book about African-American children.Phillip Johnson, a Troy University social science education major, and Ronje McCullough (right) spent time during the Read-in at the Troy Public Library reading newspaper sports articlesThe Troy Council Teachers of English and the Troy Public Library will hold a series of African American Read-In events during the month of February at the public library.Dr. Patricia Waters, Troy University professor of English and faculty sponsor of the Troy Council of English Teachers, said programs such as the Read-In, not only support literacy’s functional role in learning but also hope to stress literacy’s integral role in the community’s well being.“Students in the Department of English will be conducting group and one-on-one reading sessions as a part of the Troy Public Library’s after-school tutoring programs throughout the month,” Waters said. “The Troy University’s College of Education has become an integral part of the after-school tutoring program at the public library. Our students will lead buddy-reading times, small group book chats and engage in discussion and dialogue on books and poems by well-known African American authors.”Teresa Colvin, TPL children’s librarian, said the annual African American Read-In has been expanded this year and will be held after school hours Monday through Thursday each week during February. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Library hosts read-in You Might Like CHHS mourns as third student dies this year Charles Henderson High Trojans came together once again Monday as they mourned the loss of another student. “It’s been a… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 3:00 am Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

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Fire fails to dampen team spirit

first_imgFire fails to dampen team spiritOn 5 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today City University’s HR manager Daphne Bates has described how her team haspulled together after a massive fire that caused £6m damage at the university. The roof and the fifth floor of the London building were destroyed by theblaze on the evening of 21 May. It made the HR department on the third flooruninhabitable. But within two days the 13-strong HR team managed to restore fulloperations. They retrieved paper files from the office so they could issuecontracts and deal with problems. Computer records were saved on a main server.They are now working out of one of the students’ computer units. Bates said, “It is an absolute nightmare – the accommodation is far tootiny. We are sharing seven computers at the moment. “But the group has been brilliant – it has made me realise what atremendous department I have.” Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Jack White Adds Brooklyn & Chicago Shows To Finalize Upcoming Fall Tour

first_imgToday, Jack White has added two upcoming shows leading up to the Nashville make-up, to finalize his Boarding House Reach fall tour. The rockstar will make a stop at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, Saturday, November 17th, before heading to Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom, Monday, November 19th.Last week, Jack White scheduled a concert for Tuesday, November 20th, in hopes to accommodate those who purchased tickets to see him at the cancelled Pilgrimage Music Festival. The makeup show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena will see two of Jack White’s Third Man Records artists handle the night’s opening duties, with Joshua Hedley kicking off the night, and Margo Price performing second prior to White’s headlining set.The show announcements come on the heels of Jack White’s recent announcement that he will reconvene one of his former projects, The Raconteurs, for a new album slated for release 2019. The Raconteurs consists of White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler. The new album will mark The Raconteurs’ first release in more than a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2008’s Consolers of the Lonely.The news of a new album from The Raconteurs comes along with the announcement that White’s Third Man Records will release a special 10th-anniversary reissue of Consolers of the Lonely, marketed as the 38th installment in their Vault Package series. The new reissue box set will also include a 7″ vinyl featuring two new recently recorded songs from the group, which will serve as the foundation for the upcoming album.Tickets for the upcoming Brooklyn and Chicago shows go on sale to the public this Friday, October 12th at 11 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster. A limited amount of pre-sale tickets will be available to Third Man Vault members starting at 10 a.m. local time on Thursday, October 11th.For more information on tickets and Jack White’s upcoming tour dates, head to his website.Jack White 2018 Upcoming Tour DatesOctober 3: Palladium Riga – Riga, LatviaOctober 4: Siemens Arena – Vilnius, LithuaniaOctober 6: Gdynia Arena – Gdynia, PolandOctober 7: MTP2 – Poznan, PolandOctober 9: Torwar – Warsaw, PolandOctober 10: Tauron Arena Kraków – Kraków, PolandOctober 12: Verti Music Hall – Berlin, GermanyOctober 13: Zenith – Munich, GermanyOctober 14: Warsteiner Music Hall – Dortmund, GermanyOctober 16: Brighton Centre – Brighton, UKOctober 17: Birmingham Academy – Birmingham, UKOctober 18: Hull Venue – Hull, UKOctober 20: Liverpool Space By Echo Arena – Liverpool, UKOctober 21: Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UKNovember 2: Rogers Place – Edmonton, CanadaNovember 3: Stampede Corral Arena – Calgary, CanadaNovember 5: Brandt Centre – Regina, CanadaNovember 6: Bell MTS Place – Winnipeg, CanadaNovember 8: Budweiser Gardens – London, CanadaNovember 9: The Arena at TD Place – Ottawa, CanadaNovember 10: Place Bell – Laval, CanadaNovember 12: Videotron Centre – Quebec, CanadaNovember 13: Moncton Events Centre – Moncton, CanadaNovember 17: Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NYNovember 19: Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, ILNovember 20: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN (with Joshua Hedley, Margo Price)View All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Get a First Look at Mark Rylance in The BFG Trailer

first_imgMark Rylance in ‘The BFG’ View Comments We have our first good glimpse at Mark Rylance’s return to the big screen this summer in a larger-than-life role (literally)! As previously reported, the three-time Tony and recent Academy Award-winner will lead Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel The BFG, and the trailer has arrived as delightfully unexpectedly as…well, a friendly giant in the middle of the night would! Check out the video below; Rylance will hopefully be seen back on the New York stage in Farinelli and the King this fall. The BFG hits movie theaters on July 1.last_img read more

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Op-Ed: Grazing on Wildlife—USDA Killing Millions of Wild Animals each year to protect livestock

first_imgThe Blue Ridge Mountains are home to awe-inspiring wild animals. Our childlike excitement when we encounter one of these beings in their natural habitat is a testament to their mystery and majesty. Many of us care deeply about preserving America’s unique wildlife, yet the majority of us do not know that our tax dollars are funding a mass slaughter of these beautiful creatures.It is not okay that our hard-earned money is funding an essentially unregulated government agency that continues to kill millions upon millions of wild animals.In the nine years from 2004 to 2013, the US Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services operatives killed 34 million animals (the latest numbers from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Source). This includes eagles, bears, wolves, deer, beavers and the list goes on and on. Although Wildlife Services has gone through many name changes over the years, its top priority has remained the same since its inception: to serve the livestock industry.According to the agency’s own website, the Bureau of Land Management oversees about 245 million acres of land and allows livestock grazing on more than half of that. These lands, which are public lands owned by you and me, are leased to ranchers at a fraction of the price of what private land would cost them. This subsidy allows livestock owners to occupy such massive expanses of land that they can no longer afford to adequately protect their animals.Enter Wildlife Services. Since ranchers now manage such enormous swaths of cheap, public land, it is impossible for them to control the inevitable predation that occurs. They simply cannot protect all of their livestock from wolves, coyotes, cougars and other predators who are going to eat docile, domesticated animals when they’re put right in front of them.Once ranchers have had their livestock killed by predators, they call their state’s branch of the USDA and request assistance in eradicating them. Without requiring any proof, Wildlife Services sends in its agents on foot and in the air, and they kill any predators they can find in the area. They have no way of knowing if any of the animals they’ve killed actually harmed any livestock. They do this over and over again, indiscriminately, to innocent wolves, bears, bobcats and more.Another way they “protect” livestock is by setting poisonous traps in high predator areas. Some of these traps are very difficult to identify and have often killed non-target animals such as dogs and cats. Victims of these traps suffer convulsions and ultimately die from cardiac failure or respiratory arrest. It can take five to fourteen hours for them to die a torturous death. Wildlife Services is supposed to put signage in these areas, warning recreationalists that the poisons are there, but often they do not do this for fear of scrutiny from environmental and wildlife protectors.All of this and more is thoroughly documented in reporter Christopher Ketcham’s 2016, “The Rogue Agency: A USDA program that tortures dogs and kills endangered species” (Harper’s Magazine). In his piece, Ketcham uncovers Wildlife Services’ use of neck snares, leghold traps (illegal in 80 countries), aerial gunning and other cruel devices and methods. His sources, previous employees of Wildlife Services, report that they witnessed or took part in these operations, which they say continue to this day.A few concerned members of Congress have tried for decades to reform Wildlife Services by demanding accountability, calling for a reduction of the agency’s budget, and requesting an overhaul of its decision-making process. Their efforts have, for the most part, been unsuccessful. The livestock industry has such powerful lobbyists that Wildlife Services remains the unregulated, “rogue” agency that it has been for decades.Unfortunately, we citizens are not innocent bystanders in these atrocities. Our increasing demand for animal products is directly related to this mass killing of wildlife. In addition to propping up heinous programs like Wildlife Services, our taste for beef, dairy and other livestock products also contributes to huge swaths of natural habitat being destroyed for grazing and feedstock croplands, which displace and result in the death of even more wild animals. The evidence is clear and there is no denying that our current consumption standards are wreaking havoc on wildlife.As we shift away from diets, clothing, furniture and other items dependent on animal products—as we move toward vegan living—we save far more creatures than we previously imagined. Not only do we save the animals on our plates, but the wild ones we hold in such high regard.Our public lands and animals in the wild deserve better. Our tax dollars should not be funding the mass slaughter of eagles, bears, bobcats, coyotes, cougars, wild horses and wolves, not to mention dogs and house cats. Our lifestyle choices need not be so destructive.We need to speak out against Wildlife Services. We need to tell our friends and neighbors about the terrible harm being done. We need to contact our congresspersons and demand that they pass legislation to reform this out-of-control agency. And we need to choose diets and products that do not contribute to the needless suffering of so many animals.A more peaceful and sustainable world is possible, but we must not be spectators. We must act.last_img read more

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Operation Martillo Deemed a ‘Complete Success’ in Guatemala, Honduras

first_img Operation Martillo includes all 7 nations of Central America Challenge ahead is a ‘monumental task’ By Dialogo July 26, 2012 GUATEMALA CITY — The first 90 days of the multinational anti-drug initiative known as Operation Martillo were a “complete success,” Guatemalan Government Minister Héctor Mauricio López Bonilla said in the nation’s capital on July 12. From April 14 through July 12, the Guatemalan, Honduran and U.S. anti-narcotics mission confiscated more than 2,340 kilograms of drugs and incinerated an additional 3,000 kilos along the Caribbean coastlines of Guatemala and Honduras. That’s the word from Ulises Noe Anzueto Giron, Guatemala’s defense minister, speaking at a luncheon here highlighting the mission’s accomplishments. “I am convinced that with each day of this mission, regional security is improving,” said José Miguel Cabrie, the Honduran ambassador to Guatemala. “Drug trafficking is gravely affecting our countries, but the people involved in this mission are taking the steps to improve regional peace, justice, and above all, to reduce the fear of crime in our nations.” In recent years, the jungle and mountainous regions of Central America’s eastern coast have become primary transport locations for drugs traveling north from South America. About 79 percent of cocaine flights that take off from South American airstrips land in Honduras, according to a U.S. Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs report published in March. The pilots that took part in Operation Martillo’s first 90-day installment were relaxed on the afternoon of July 12. Dressed in fatigues, they laughed among themselves and enjoyed a traditional Guatemalan lunch of chicken, rice, beans and plantains as officers praised them. “While we celebrate here today that we lost no personnel or aircraft during the mission, we know that we must continue our pursuit to improve the lives of the citizens of this region,” López Bonilla said. “Central America is a drug corridor and routes are always changing.” All seven Central American nations were included on the U.S. State Department’s 2012 Major Illicit Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing list. The report estimated that 90 percent of the 700 metric tons of cocaine shipped annually from Colombia and other producing nations pass through Central America. While the Caribbean coasts of Honduras and Guatemala remain primary drug transit locations, Anzueto said that Operation Martillo’s next initiative will likely incorporate amplified surveillance and patrol over Pacific waters. With most drug shipments destined for Mexico, Anzueto said deployment of forces to the Pacific are necessary to limit northbound passageways. “Drug trafficking networks are mobile, powerful, transnational organizations,” he said. “If it is known that the Caribbean coastline is being heavily monitored, the operation could shift to the Pacific.” center_img Sinaloa cartel links revealed Operation Martillo uncovered links between Mexico’s Sinoloa cartel and drug routes in the Gulf of Honduras, he said. Given the breadth of that cartel’s regional operations, it is thought that the organization has already infiltrated Guatemala’s Pacific waters and are employing fishermen to transport drugs from sea to land. “Unfortunately we are seeing more and more evidence that local fishermen are being incorporated in the international drug trade,” Lopez Bonilla said. “Legal, licensed fishermen are being employed by drug organizations to pick up shipments that planes drop in the water.” Guatemalan fishermen often collect the floating drugs at specified drop points during the night and transfer the packages inland, he added, noting that “we have several reports of this activity in Pacific waters and a likely next step in our operations will be to uncover the roots of these transport networks.” Operation Martillo “has no firm end-date,” according to RADM Michel. Members of the Guatemalan and Honduran armed forces echo that idea. While the mission’s first stage merited large drug seizures, arrests and a reduction in clandestine flights through remote regions, they assert that the multinational collaborative effort must continue in order to improve security in Central America’s northern triangle, where murder rates are among the world’s highest. “It’s only been three months,” Anzueto said. “We are definitely pleased and encouraged by the results, though this is a small piece of a bigger operation. Martillo will require collaboration of all the countries of the isthmus and we must assure that we are organized, trained and prepared to continue to reduce drug operations in Central America.” “The fight to restore security to this region is a monumental task,” said Anzueto. “We are very pleased with the results of this first step in the operation and consider it a first victory, though we know the threat of drug-traffic is great. The fight is only just beginning.” In January, Southcom paired with more than 15 countries, including all seven Central American nations, to target the illicit trafficking of drugs throughout the isthmus. The effort is being assisted by Colombia, Mexico, Canada and several European nations. In the first four months of the initiative, Operacion Martillo (Operation Hammer in English) has resulted in the confiscation of more than 32 metric tons of cocaine, and has slashed air trafficking of drugs by 60 to 70 percent, said Rear Admiral Chuck Michel, Director of the U.S. Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S). “The results of Operation Martillo are immediately evident,” said López Bonilla. “Within weeks it was clear that drug traffic was diverting away from patrolled areas. We were able to close drug entry points and will continue to do so in other parts of the country and region.” last_img read more

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Wednesday people roundup

first_imgNOW: Pensions – The multi-employer trust has appointed Gill McClelland as national partnership manager in the field sales team covering Scotland and Northern Ireland. She has more than 30 years’ experience in the pensions industry, gained with Aegon and Legal & General, where she undertook a variety of sales and management roles.Nikko Asset Management – Alex Shaw has been appointed head of EMEA sales and marketing, a newly created position. He joins from Cambridge Strategy, and previously was managing director for the EMEA at Arden Asset Management. Before then, he held senior positions at GAM and Mercury Asset Management.PineBridge Investments – The global multi-asset class manager has appointed Mandy Adamou as senior vice-president responsible for Global Consultant Relations. She joins from Amundi Asset Management, where she managed its global consultancy business. Before then, she worked at Aegon Asset Management, Wellington Management and Morley Fund Management.Ownership Capital – Amsterdam-based investment management firm has appointed Peter Veldman as COO. He joins from Cyrte Investment, a subsidiary of Delta Lloyd Asset Management, where he was COO. Before then, he worked at ABN AMRO Asset Management, and an internal auditor at the Dutch regulator.EDHEC-Risk Institute – The institute has appointed two new members to its international advisory board. The new members are Brad Holzberger, CIO at QSuper, and Yuan Zhou, chief strategy officer at China Investment Corporation (CIC).Old Mutual Global Investors – Paul Emerton has been appointed head of UK stewardship and governance. He has nearly 25 years’ experience advising pension funds and fund managers on shareholder engagement. He joins from Schroders, where he was head of governance.Montae – Pensions adviser Montae has appointed Margriet Adema as partner for governance. She has been working at Montae as a senior consultant for governance and pension contracts since March 2010.CCL – The international regulatory consultancy has appointed Alan Leale-Green, previously Aberdeen Asset Management’s global head of compliance-front office risk, as managing director of its UK operation. OFT, SPF, Kyrkans Pensionskassa, NOW: Pensions, Nikko Asset Management, PineBridge Investments, Ownership Capital, EDHEC-Risk Institute, Old Mutual Global Investors, Montae, CCLOFT – The UK Office of Fair Trade (OFT), an independent public body charged with monitoring markets, has created a project board to oversee the audit of legacy insurance defined contribution schemes. Carol Sergeant will independently chair the board, joined by Ed Smith from the OFT. Regulatory bodies, The Department for Work & Pensions, The Pensions Regulator and the Financial Conduct Authority are represented by Bridget Micklem, interim head of private pensions, Andrew Warwick-Thompson, executive director for DC, and Nick Poyntz-Wright, director of pensions. Accompanying them are National Association of Pension Funds and Association of British Insurers chief executives Joanne Segars and Otto Thoresen. In addition, chief executive Michelle Cracknell will represent public service body The Pensions Advisory Service, while David Hare joins from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Doug Taylor, a consultant and member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel, also joins.SPF – Kees Linse has stepped down as independent chairman of the €12.6bn railways pension fund SPF after taking up the job on 1 July 2013. He said chairing the SPF took more time than he had available. Linse is chairman of the supervisory board at the €90bn asset manager MN and the technological research institute TNO, as well as a member of the supervisory board of Akzo Nobel and MRC Global. SPF said deputy chairman Gerard Groten had taken over Linse’s tasks temporarily. Kyrkans Pensionskassa – Anders Granberg, chief executive of the Swedish church pension fund, Kyrkans Pensionskassa, is stepping down from his role in June. He will continue working for the church in a different capacity in a different department that includes the IT and real-estate functions. The recruitment for a successor is underway at the SEK12bn (€1.3bn) fund.last_img read more

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Why these owners love that their Gold Coast home is not the norm

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhat is the new HomeBuilder scheme?00:46A RUSTY appearance with the walls and sliding wooden doors that have been torched to them to create a one-off look.This luxurious Southport house in Yacht St is not your typical Gold Coast residence and owners Donna and Mark Fuhrmann love that it is “a bit different”. There is something to see at every turn.“I don’t go looking for things, I just find things that will suit the space,” she said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“I needed something that was going to stand up to lots of boys and still be appealing.“I don’t think it looks too masculine even though I do have a house full of men.”The backyard deck, complete with wine barrels and climbing vines, rates as the family’s favourite place to relax and entertain.“When I’m in the kitchen I can just hear them laughing or talking to their dad. It’s the happiest place to be out there,” she said. 18 Yacht St, Southport is not your average Gold Coast house. Inside the standout residence. Unwind on the back deck..“The light shade at the front door is made up of old barbed wire,” she said.“It sounds ridiculous but it’s a wire circle that someone made for me.“That will be a hard thing to leave as they made it and I love it.”Sliding timber doors are another quirky feature, having a distressed look. The doors were branded with a cattle stamp and were even burnt to create the one-off look.Brick wallpaper, pendants, fairy lights, hanging plants, industrial-style chandeliers and a concrete-look kitchen also bring the house to life. There’s plenty of space for the whole family here. “I like things that are not typical of everything around me,” Mrs Fuhrmann said.“As soon as you walk in you just want to sit and have a drink and have a look around.”The couple bought the property in 2016 and have enjoyed living there with their three sons – Tom, 20, Joe, 19, and Max, 18.When they first walked in, the house was “plain, shiny and very Gold Coast”, but over the past four and a half years Mrs Fuhrmann has put her own stamp on the property. “I could feel an element that was not so much industrial but a little bit rustic could come out of it,” Mrs Fuhrmann said.From the street, paint that gives a rustic look sets the tone but it is the attention to detail that really creates the atmosphere. The pool area.The property is on the market through an expressions of interest campaign by Cole Residential’s Nicole Bricknell and Ray White Prestige’s Robert Graham.“This is a fantastic six-bedroom home in the The Southport School (TSS) and Regatta Beach precinct,” Ms Bricknell said.“The home is designed for entertaining as the family often find their house full of boys on the weekend.”last_img read more

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New Fortress Energy breaks ground for San Juan micro fuel-handling facility

first_imgNew York City-based New Fortress Energy (NFE) has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a micro fuel-handling facility in San Juan.The micro fuel-handling facility, which has been under development for more than a year, will provide natural gas to the San Juan power plant.The facility will also conduct truck loading operations that will deliver LNG to industrial companies and microgrids, New Fortress Energy said in a brief statement through its social media.To remind, New Fortress Energy’s Puerto Rico unit NFEnergía signed a deal with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) for the supply of natural gas and conversion of Units 5 and 6 of the San Juan power plant earlier this month.PREPA estimates that the conversion of these units from diesel to natural gas will generate an estimated $750 million in fuel cost savings over five years for PREPA and significantly reduce emissions.The conversion of San Juan Units 5 and 6 and the development of the micro fuel handling facility are anticipated to be complete by mid-2019.last_img read more

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Mrs. Gladys (Hugeback) Turner

first_imgMrs. Gladys (Hugeback) Turner, age 96, of Vevay, Indiana, Gladys entered this life on October 29, 1919, in Madison, Indiana, the daughter of the late, Benjamin John and Margaret (Bott) Hugeback. Gladys was a 1938 graduate of Madison High School in Madison, Indiana. Gladys was united in marriage on December 24, 1949, to the late, Wilfred S. Turner and to this union arrived two daughters, Sandra and Carolyn to bless their home. Wilfred and Gladys shared nearly 39 years of marriage together until he passed away on July 9, 1988. Gladys was employed at the Hillside Hotel in Madison, Indiana for 13 years. She was a member of the Saint Peter Lutheran Church in Bear Branch, Indiana. Gladys was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed farming with her husband. Gladys passed away at 5:15 am, Friday, May 27, 2016, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Gladys will be dearly missed by her several nieces & nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents: Benjamin John and Margaret (Bott) Hugeback; her husband: Wilfred S. Turner, died July 9, 1988; her daughters: Sandra Kay Turner, died in 1956 and Carolyn A. Turner, died August 31, 2011; her sister: Margaret B. Barnes and her brothers: Bernard and Harold “Bud” Hugeback.Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Pastor Pamela Thiede, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Peter Lutheran Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

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Pulis frustrated with goal-shy Potters

first_img The result at the Britannia Stadium brought a three-game losing streak to an end for the Potters, but Pulis was frustrated that the hosts – who have only 27 goals to their name from their 30 top-flight matches this term – had not been able to find the net. Asked if he was worried about the side’s lack of goals, Pulis said: “Yes, very much so. The final third at times has been the problem, but it is something we have to get on with.” Stoke manager Tony Pulis admitted that their lack of goals is becoming a major concern to him following his side’s 0-0 home Barclays Premier League draw with West Brom. Press Associationcenter_img He added: “We got into some fantastic positions and that final ball, or the movement, didn’t lead to the goal we need. That was disappointing. “I thought it was a very competitive game without many chances in it. “At the end Kenwyne has probably had the best chance of the game and unfortunately for us, he has ended up hitting it straight at (goalkeeper Ben) Foster. “When things are going for you, that would have nestled in the corner. But it has got us off 33 points, which has been a millstone around our neck – and fingers crossed, now in our last eight games we can push on.” Albion boss Steve Clarke – whose team remain eighth – gave a blunt assessment of the encounter, summing it up by saying: “Poor game, good point. “It was a game of very few chances and probably very little entertainment for the people watching. It is a good point away from home. We want to try to improve our away record and although we always like to try to win games, sometimes it is not possible. “This is a difficult place to come and we knew it would be a tough game and one of few chances, which is how it turned out to be. The clean sheet for us is important – it is always important to defend well, especially away from home. We will take it as a good point.” last_img read more

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Arteta blow for Gunners

“(Thomas) Vermaelen is out, (Nacho) Monreal is out and Arteta will be out for this game tomorrow as well. That is the three main injuries we have at the moment. Monreal is not far from coming back. Arteta and Vermaelen are a bit longer,” Wenger said. “It could be as long (as six weeks for Arteta), but honestly we don’t know yet. We have to check the severity with the doctor. I haven’t talked to the doctor.” The Gunners have yet to land a high-profile signing this summer, with France Under-21 striker Yaya Sanogo, on a free transfer from Auxerre, the only new arrival so far as the protracted pursuit of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez drags on. Given Wenger has also jettisoned several fringe players this summer to free up the wage bill, Arsenal could find themselves somewhat stretched in terms of numbers ahead of their crucial Champions League play-off against Fenerbahce. Wenger added: “I don’t disagree that we are a bit light at the moment. There are 18 days to go until the end of the transfer market and we are of course looking to strengthen our squad.” Arsenal failed to land Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain earlier in the summer, and it appears they will need to up their bid for Suarez to closer to£50million to have any hope of move the negotiations on. Wenger refused to be further drawn on the saga. He said: “Look, I don’t want to come out on any specific name because that would not be right. Usually in the press, you are well informed. Arsenal have been dealt a blow with the news that Mikel Arteta could be out for up to six weeks with a thigh injury. The full extent of the Spanish midfielder’s problem is still to be discovered, but Gunners manager Arsene Wenger did at least receive a boost regarding the fitness of Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey ahead of their Barclays Premier League opener at home to Aston Villa. Walcott limped out of England’s 3-2 friendly win over Scotland with a knee injury while Ramsey did not feature for Wales at home to the Republic of Ireland due to an ankle problem. “Ideally you would want it to be quicker, but to finalise any transfer you need the agreement of three parties. You can see from our main rivals that it is not easy. “At us, Chelsea, Man United, it is difficult to find the quality players to strengthen the team and the squad who are available at the moment, but there are a shortage of top, top, top players who are available. “We look more for quality than for numbers. The first request is to have the quality to play for Arsenal Football Club. Yes, we would like two or three players, if possible more, but we will not compromise on the quality of the players. “I understand every frustration, you have so many frustrated people, but what is important is the quality of what you do on the pitch, so let’s not create a crisis from nothing. “We just played a good game last week (to beat Manchester City 3-1 in Helsinki), so let’s transfer that to the next game and not start to convince everybody that the quality of the team that starts tomorrow will be linked with the number of players we buy between today and tomorrow. “The quality of the team will be linked with the performance of every player who plays tomorrow.” Press Association read more

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New boys score but Magpies draw

first_img Press Association The acquisition from Brighton netted a first-half brace and, although Keiran Agard reduced the deficit, Danny Drinkwater sealed the win. A Craig Dawson own goal saw West Brom go down to a 3-2 defeat at Port Vale. Kemar Roofe opened the scoring for the Baggies but Ben Williamson and Tom Pope turned the game on its head before Bradley Garmston made it 2-2. The drama was not over, though, as Dawson’s miscued header five minutes from time fooled Boaz Myhill and handed Vale victory. Summer signing Lukas Jutkiewicz scored his fourth and fifth pre-season goals for Burnley but he could not hand the Clarets a win as goals from Alex Lopez and Nolito secured a 2-2 draw for Primera Division side Celta Vigo at Turf Moor. In the day’s other friendlies, goals from Bobby Zamora and Charlie Austin handed QPR a 2-0 win over Athlone Town, while Alan Hutton scored the only goal as Aston Villa beat Walsall 1-0. Summer signings Emmanuel Riviere and Remy Cabella both got on the scoresheet for Newcastle as the Magpies drew 2-2 with Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium.center_img Riviere netted his third goal of the pre-season campaign in the 16th minute but Radoslaw Majewski and Jon Stead had the home side in front before Cabella grabbed an equaliser. Leonardo Ulloa opened his account for Leicester in a 3-1 win over Rotherham. last_img read more

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Palm Beach County leads Florida in number of coronavirus deaths

first_imgPalm Beach County is currently leading Florida in the number of coronavirus deaths.As of Wednesday, the Florida Department of Health information reported a total of  16 coronavirus deaths in Palm Beach County. This number surpassed Broward and Miami-Dade counties.Palm Beach is currently third in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state, following Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Miami-Dade has over 2,000 confirmed cases, Broward has 1,200 cases, and Palm Beach has more than 500 cases.Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he expects those numbers in confirmed coronavirus cases in Palm Beach County to rise with the addition of a testing site in West Palm Beach.On  Wednesday, Gov. DeSenatis announced he will be singing an executive stay at home order for the state of Florida.Gov. Ron DeSantis issues stay at home order for Florida There are 87 deaths in total for the state of Florida.last_img read more

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UW takes streak to Illinois

first_imgWisconsin, winners of three games in a row, hopes to carry its hot streak as it travels to face the No. 19 Illinois Fighting Illini. Freshman Shannel Blackshear hit her fifth home run and first career grand slam in Wednesday\’s double-header sweep against South Dakota.[/media-credit]On the heels of its first three-game-winning streak since the Blue & Gold Felsberg Memorial tournament in February, the Wisconsin softball team looks to continue its strong play into this weekend, as it travels to Champaign, Ill. to face the No. 19 Fighting Illini.While the Badgers (14-26) did play their first 28 games on the road in five non-conference tournaments and four road series before finally coming back home to Goodman Diamond, Saturday’s game in Illinois will be the first road contest in 20 days.Although the team said it has enjoyed its time home, freshman Molly Spence believes the Badgers are ready for the road trip.“I think we’re ready,” Spence, a Wilmette, Ill. native, said. “We’ve been home for awhile and we’re getting a little bit antsy I feel, [so] it’ll be nice to get out and go see Illinois.”The Badgers concluded a successful week Wednesday, as they swept the Coyotes of the University of South Dakota, winning game one 5-1 and blowing out the Coyotes 10-2 in game two. They also split a doubleheader with Northern Illinois on Tuesday, losing 5-4 in eight innings in game one and defeating the Huskies 4-3 in the second game.It was a record day for the team on Wednesday, as three players entered the program record books. Starting pitcher Letty Olivarez tied a school record with 17 strikeouts, Spence set a school record with seven runs batted in and Jennifer Krueger became the single-season record-holder for stolen bases in a season, stealing her 20th and 21st bases of the year.Olivarez said in post-game interviews Wednesday that the team has been making a concerted effort to try to warm up hard, and the team was able to play especially loose and relaxed.As a result, the team scored 15 runs on the day; the second most recorded on a single day this season, and jacked two home runs. The home runs came off the bats of freshman third baseman Shannel Blackshear, her fifth of the year, and Spence, who blasted her first career grand slam and seventh homer of the year.“We had a really good warm-up before the game, and they worked on being loose and thinking bombs away,” said Olivarez, the beneficiary of Blackshear’s three-run shot and winning pitcher of game one.Hoping to keep the momentum going, the team travels to play a feisty Illinois team that possesses three players hitting over .404 this season and has outscored its opponents by the not-so-slight margin of 225-77.“They’re good. We’re gonna need to go out there and be aggressive on both the defense and offensive side,” Olivarez said. “If we just go attack right away, we should be in the game with them.”The Illini (32-5) are led by infielder Meredith Hackett and pitcher Monica Perry. Hackett, a Corona, Ca. native, is batting a blistering .404, with a team-leading eight home runs and 35 RBIs. Perry, who boasts an impressive 17-4 record and a 2.41 earned run average, has not lost a game since giving up four runs on four hits in two innings pitched in a March 27th loss to No. 2 Michigan.Something else of note is the speed of junior infielder Danielle Zymkowitz, who has a team-leading 30 stolen bases. Speed has been a troubling issue for the Badgers in the past, as both Iowa and Purdue took advantage of the their sometimes-spotty middle infield.If the Badgers hope to contend with the Illini at all, they will need strong contributions from their own speedsters on the top of the lineup, initiating rallies and making it easier to score runs.“It’s a big momentum grabber,” Olivarez said. “When we get [players] on in the top of the order, it’s really nice to have [them] moving around the bases because most teams get nervous when fast runners get on.”Krueger, also the all-time career leader in stolen bases for Wisconsin, is starting to swing the bat with more precision, going 3-4 Wednesday with a walk, two stolen bases and three runs.Her production greatly benefits the offense, and her speed helps shore up the outfield defense.For the team, winning close games against both Northern Illinois and blowing out South Dakota helps prepare it for a tough road trip this weekend.“We did really well, and we kept our heads up even when there was a sticky moment,” Blackshear said. “[Hopefully] this is just progression towards winning more.”last_img read more

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Innovation competition offers prize

first_imgUSC students, alumni and faculty will soon compete to develop innovative methods of communication for a top prize of $50,000.Young President’s Organization, a global network of young entrepreneurs and U.S. Trust, an investment management company based in New York, are sponsoring the Y-Prize Business Plan Challenge at USC.Contestants are required to submit an idea by Oct. 10. Students, alumni and faculty from the Marshall School of Business, Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism, Viterbi School of Engineering and School of Cinematic Arts are eligible. YPO said it chose these schools because they were best suited for the competition.The competition is intended for students who have a business plan but lack the means to finance it.“It’s for the early stages,” Miller said. “You may have your own business plan but you haven’t gone to professional investors yet. If you have raised outside money, you’re probably too far and don’t qualify for the competition.”Gene Miller, director of the Grief Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, said the competition is one of the largest competitions at Marshall.The awarded team can decide how to divide and use the money, according to the Y-Prize website.Twenty semifinalists will be chosen Nov. 1 and will receive a YPO mentor who will help develop their plan into a feasible business opportunity. The teams will be narrowed down to three Dec. 1 for the finals.Finalists will give a 15-minute presentation to the judges and answer questions for five minutes.The panel of judges will be members of YPO, U.S. Trust or people who have experience in entrepreneurship. The winner will be chosen using the Return on Investment Approach, which compares the money needed to endorse the plan with how it will advance new media.“The idea is to stimulate new businesses,” Miller said. “To stimulate entrepreneurial thinking. That’s the motivation.”The final presentation and award ceremony will be Jan. 26, 2012 at Town & Gown.last_img read more

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Andersen pleased with offense heading into bye week

first_imgAfter a solid win on the road against Illinois, Wisconsin head football coach Gary Andersen was optimistic about the direction of his offense heading into a bye week before UW’s next conference game at Iowa.The Badgers improved to 5-2 (3-1 Big Ten) in their 56-32 defeat over the Illini (3-3,0-2) Saturday night.  In his press conference Monday, Anderson expressed satisfaction in his team’s performance, particularly the performance of his star duo of running backs.Senior James White and redshirt sophomore Melvin Gordon ran for a combined 240 yards and six rushing scores. For Andersen, it’s not only Gordon’s performance on the field, but also the rising star’s mentality that is bringing him success.“Melvin is in a position when you start talking to him about football and what he needs to do, he understands he’s got a lot to improve upon,” Andersen said. “His natural ability is unbelievable, and he’s done a great job of developing himself, but he wants to be even a better runner between the tackles. He wants to work on his protections. He knows he’s got a lot to work on. You see him do that every single week in practice.”Andersen was also especially pleased with fullback Derek Watt’s performance. Watt only had one catch for five yards, but it was his blocking that allowed for such a dominant outing in the run game.“Watt was as good as he’s played,” Andersen said. “He’s the player of the game for us from a staff standpoint as far as the offensive side of the football. He’s not flashy, which we all know, but all he does is do his job, and he does it with physicalness and takes great pride in it every single snap. He did a tremendous job.”Andersen also supported quarterback Joel Stave, who faced some criticism after missing a few throws in Saturday’s game, the biggest of which was an under-thrown bomb to Jared Abbrederis that could have been a 75-yard touchdown for UW.“Joel was solid. There are those glaring throws. Trust me, the first guy that wants those back is Joel, and the second guy that wants those back is coach [Andy] Ludwig,” Andersen said. “They talked about some different things and some possible adjustments that can help him as the game goes on to keep him in the moment. But I think Joel’s progressed every week. He carries himself well. He seems to adjust with what defenses are doing.”Despite the missed connections, Stave’s overall performance was solid, finishing 16-21 for 189 yards and two touchdowns.Andersen also shed light on the situation with kicker Kyle French, who announced he would forgo his senior year last Thursday. He said French made the decision based on academics.“There’s really no situation other than the fact of the matter is that he’s in a position to be where he wants to potentially finish his degree, which is the most important thing to me, and it’s a good spot for him to play this year out,” Andersen said.Although senior Linebacker Chris Borland left Saturday’s game with a right leg injury, Andersen was confident he would be ready for the Badgers’ next game vs. Iowa.“I talked to him last night. Have not seen him today. I texted him last night, didn’t talk to him, but he seems to be fine,” Andersen said. “He returned, it’s very simple with Chris, ‘Coach, I’ll be ready for Iowa.’”Borland will have some time to recover as the Badgers enter their second bye week this week, which will prove useful as they prepare to travel to Iowa for another Big Ten road game.“This bye comes at a good time. Chris is hurt … The next opponent we’re playing, we need Chris. This is two heavyweights swinging at each other for four quarters,” Andersen said. “We picture ourselves a team that likes to get into those physical games. You don’t have to watch but 10 snaps on Iowa to know that they like it, too. They like it a lot, and we like it a lot. So we need to be firing on all cylinders.”UW has not played for the Hartland trophy since its exciting 31-30 victory in 2010. The Hawkeyes (4-3,1-2) are coming off consecutive losses to Michigan State and Ohio State, but are looking to bounce back next Saturday against Northwestern before hosting the Badgers Nov. 2.last_img read more

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No joy for O’Donoghue in Bulgaria

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay Tipperary’s Brendan O’Donoghue has bowed out of the European Snooker Championships in Bulgaria.The Nenagh player was beaten by 6 frames to 1 in last night’s semi-final by Northern Ireland’s Jordan Brown.Brown will now face England’s Harvey Chandler in today’s final in Sofia.last_img

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Citi Sports reporters predict 2019-20 Premier League winners, Top 4

first_img Tags: Benjamin NketsiaCiti SportsDaniel KorantengEdwin KwakofiFentuo TahiruNathan QuaoPremier League Will this season be a two-horse race, just like the last campaign? Is Virgil van Dijk going to be named best player yet again? Which new name will light up this season?These are a few of the questions many fans are eager to see answered as we near the start of the new Premier League season.Manchester City might not have walked away with the league title in the last campaign but following their Community Shield win over runners-up Liverpool, they are looking ominous again. Liverpool have largely kept their Champions League winning side together, Chelsea might be under a transfer ban but the premeditated signing of Christian Pulisic and a new manager has given them a good feeling.Tottenham have had a good preseason while Arsenal and Man Utd’s transfer business so far has fans hopeful again.But what do the lads who will be bringing you in-depth analysis throughout the season on Citi FM, the home of the Premier League in Ghana, think?In the first of a two-part series Citi Sports journalists, Nathan Quao, Daniel Koranteng, Fentuo Tahiru. Benjamin Nketsia and Edwin Kwakofi share their expectations for the season and give their thoughts on who will be Champions, who will finish in the top four and who’ll be relegated.WHO WILL EMERGE AS CHAMPIONS?Nathan Quao: Manchester City  “From what I witnessed in the Community Shield, they look very ready to keep their grip on the league title. They seem to have the same levels of energy and hunger and the unit is still very intact despite the exit of Vincent Kompany.”Fentuo Tahiru: Manchester City “I think the City team is still the strongest in England and Pep Guardiola is an aggressive winner who will do everything to defend his title.”Four of the five journalists believe Man City have enough to retain their title REUTERS/Toby MelvilleDaniel Koranteng: Manchester City “Pep Guardiola’s side have the best squad by far, and still look very strong. After last season’s strong show of character to come back and pip Liverpool to the title, I just have the strong feeling they can go all the way again.”Benjamin Nketsia: LiverpoolEdwin Kwakofi: Manchester City“I never doubted that Man City would win the league last season despite Liverpool’s good form; they have such a deep squad and a fantastic manager. They have all that again this season, along with Rodri as Fernandinho’s backup. The other sides just haven’t strengthened enough.”Liverpool only just missed out on a first Premier League title last season and Benjamin Nketsia believes this could be their yearWHICH SIDES WILL FINISH IN THE TOP FOURNathan: Man City, Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea.“For Man City and Liverpool, they are in their own little league at the top of the table. Spurs have grown and there is a lot of maturity about their team and that will guarantee them UCL football next season. “Between Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal, I pick Chelsea because they seem to have players who can get them out of very sticky situations in the race for top four. Fans may have issues with Pedro and Willian but I see them to be very potent tools for Frank Lampard especially when it comes to goal scoring. If they both contribute 20 goals, Chelsea will be very fine. That kind of experience will compensate for what Lampard lacks in the dugout to handle teams at this level.” Everyone except Nathan believes that Arsenal will finish in the top fourFentuo: Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal.“Chelsea is undergoing reconstruction under new manager Frank Lampard and given their inability to strengthen their squad because of the transfer ban, I can’t see them making the top 4. Man United will also miss out because I have not been convinced by Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s signings and whether that will significantly improve their squad.”Edwin: Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea.“The top two are pretty much settled; Man City and Liverpool are a class above the rest.“Arsenal have made decent signings while Chelsea will benefit from a lot less media and fan scrutiny, and lower expectations  Man Utd are too streaky to maintain a consistent challenge – when they are good, they are really good but when things sour, they are woeful – and Spurs are seriously lacking in depth.”Will Chelsea miss out on the Champions League? Not everyone believes they willDaniel: Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal.Ben: Liverpool, Man City, Tottenham, Arsenal.Will Man United make it back into the champions League? None of the guys think soWHICH TEAMS WILL GO DOWN TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP?Nathan: Norwich, Sheffield United, Aston Villa…or Brighton?“The three promoted teams [are top of my list] but I have my eye on Brighton as well. They limped to safety last season and I doubt if they have improved that much for this season’s relegation scrap.” Brighton are overwhelming favourites to go down this seasonFentuo: Brighton, Aston Villa, Sheffield United“Two of the new boys will go down along with Brighton who were lucky to escape the drop last season. They have not done enough to improve their squad and that could be their undoing.”Daniel: Aston Villa, Brighton, NorwichBen: Sheffield United, Brighton, NorwichEdwin Kwakofi: Newcastle, Brighton, Sheffield United.“Newcastle are going to suffer a lot this season. Losing Rondon (his loan deal ended) and Ayoze Perez is one thing but Rafa Benitez exiting is a massive blow. I don’t think Brighton and Sheffield United have enough depth in their ranks to survive.”last_img read more

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Roger Federer glides into quarter-finals

first_imgRoger Federer was in dominant form on Centre Court as he eased to a 6-2 6-3 7-5 win over Steve Johnson in the Wimbledon fourth round.Federer, who is chasing an elusive 18th Grand Slam title, will face Marin Cilic in the last eight.If seedings go to plan, Federer would face Andy Murray in the final.Despite considerable pre-match hype about Johnson, fresh from victory in Nottingham, there was to be no Independence Day party for the burly American, as Federer showed more than enough to suggest he remains on track for a record eighth Wimbledon men’s singles crown.While Andy Murray-supporting Brits have been rubbing their hands with glee over Novak Djokovic’s shock third-round defeat to Sam Querrey, the biggest beneficiary of the Serb’s removal may yet prove to be third seed Federer, who on Monday drew level with Martina Navratilova on a record 306 grand slam singles match wins.In the quarter-finals, Federer will play Croatian ninth seed Marin Cilic who advanced after his opponent, Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori, retired injured while trailing 6-1 5-1.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Adam Kownacki talks first headline fight ahead of becoming dad

first_imgWhats your motivation? #10daysA post shared by Adam Kownacki (@akbabyface) on Jul 24, 2019 at 10:33am PDT“Everybody is thrilled,” he said. “The baby is taking some of my spotlight to tell you the truth.“Everybody asks for the kid, so I’m kind of jealous,” he continued, laughing.Let’s just say Kownacki is feeling every bit of anxiety over becoming a first-time father.“My wife laughs at me and says I’m going to faint,” he added. “I don’t know. It’s going to be a first-time experience. I’ll tell you (how I feel) after. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep cool in the ring and stay cool (in the delivery room).”MORE: WBC strips Dillian Whyte of interim crown, mandatory statusIt’s certainly an exciting time in the 30-year-old’s life.Kownacki (19-0, 15 KOs) believes a convincing win over a battled-tested Arreola (38-5-1 with 2 no-contests, 33 KOs) will inch him one step closer to possibly facing WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder at some point next year. Although Wilder has impending bouts with Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury and is bound to have interest in facing the winner of the Andy Ruiz Jr.-Anthony Joshua rematch, Kownacki does know a way he could send a message to “The Bronze Bomber”: dispose of Arreola quicker than he did.Wilder dominated the July 2016 bout to the point Arreola’s corner stopped the fight after the eighth round. But the victory proved costly for the champ, who broke his right hand and tore his biceps in the same arm, needing surgeries on both. Those wounds kept Wilder out of action for more than seven months.Kownacki wants to get rid of Arreola quicker and even more emphatically on Saturday night. The 38-year-old Arreola said that if he can’t defeat Kownacki, he’ll retire. Chris Arreola says if he doesn’t beat Adam Kownacki on Aug. 3, he’ll retire.— Sporting News Fights (@sn_fights) June 18, 2019That statement should motivate Kownacki even more. That’s fuel on top of the energy that Kownacki’s feverish fan base will certainly bring.Those same fans completely lost it during his unanimous decision win over former world champion Charles Martin in September 2018 as part of the Danny Garcia-Shawn Porter card at the Barclays Center.Adam Kownacki has an absolutely raucous following for his heavyweight clash against Charles Martin. Hometown, Brooklyn love.They’re through two rounds of hard-hitting action.— Sporting News Fights (@sn_fights) September 9, 2018They also drowned out the same venue when Kownacki pulverized Gerald Washington with a second-round TKO as the co-main event to the Keith Thurman-Josesito Lopez fight in January.Don’t let the baby face fool you, @AKBabyFace is the real deal! #PBConFOX #KownackiWashington— PBC (@premierboxing) January 27, 2019Wilder was in attendance for that and seemed to be impressed with Kownacki, who needed three fewer rounds to eviscerate Washington than he did in February 2017. Kownacki has family members converging to Brooklyn from Connecticut, Chicago, California and Poland and will be looking to feed off fans’ energy even more Saturday night during his first main event.“I think I get fans because of my fans,” Kownacki said. “People just want to join the crowd and make it an amazing atmosphere and experience. It definitely adds to all the energy and gives me more power to fight the fights.”MORE: WIlder continues to jab AJ over loss to RuizIt has been a long time coming for Kownacki to be a headliner. His family emigrated from Lomza, Poland to the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn when he was just 7 years old. He found his way into the renowned Gleason’s Gym at 16, where his amateur trainer James Thornwell took the chubby kid under his guidance.“When I put him in the ring, he could take a punch and he could give a punch,” Thornwell said. “And he punches the whole round and that’s what a trainer likes to see — a fighter punch three minutes. And if you could hit him, he could come right back at you.“He don’t even care if you hit him, but he’s going to hit you plenty of times,” Thornwell added. “Physique don’t win fights. If the guy can fight, it don’t matter what he looks like.”Andy Ruiz Jr. is a testament to that after his stunning seventh-round upset of Anthony Joshua to become the unified world heavyweight champion in June. That said, Kownacki says Ruiz spoiled it for the rest of the chubby guys in the process. View this post on Instagram NEW YORK — A funny thing happened to Adam Kownacki on the way to his media workout at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn on Wednesday. During the drive there, the heavyweight’s brother felt there was an issue with the rims of his car, so they stopped at a local tire shop.The attendants behind the desk gave him the mechanic spiel of, “we’ll be with you in 10 minutes.” But when Kownacki stepped out of the vehicle, their tone quickly changed to his surprise. Adam Kownacki explains how Andy Ruiz Jr.’s stunning upset of Anthony Joshua spoiled it for all the chubby boxers who hope to catch fighters by surprise.— Sporting News Fights (@sn_fights) July 31, 2019Watching Ruiz shock Joshua to become the first Mexican world heavyweight champion did light even more fire underneath Kownacki to become the first Polish-American heavyweight champ.Whether an emphatic win over Arreola brings him that world title shot that he’s so hungry for remains to be seen.“Time will tell,” Kownacki said. “Boxing has its own way of doing things, so all I gotta do is focus on myself, continue winning and the opportunity will eventually present itself.” “I got out of the car and it was like, ‘Oh my God, you’re Adam, the heavyweight boxer!’” he told Sporting News. “They took care of us right away and tried to fix it as best they could. Great people and Brooklyn is very united.”Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThat’s the kind of attention — and preferential treatment — Kownacki is receiving in his hometown as he closes in on his first headline fight Saturday against former title challenger Chris Arreola at the Barclays Center, live on “PBC Fight Night” on FOX.But while he’s receiving plenty of love in the streets of Brooklyn, bound to get a raucous reception from his Polish fans at Barclays this weekend, Kownacki is currently playing second fiddle at home. His wife is nine months pregnant, with their baby boy slated to make his world debut on Aug. 29.last_img read more

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Michelle Yipe: Women had an important and very tough role in U.S. Civil War

first_imgby Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Women played an important role in the Civil War, even dressing up as men and fighting as soldiers, some becoming sergeants and generals, although most of it was denied by the Army at one time.During the Civil War, women were nurses, mascots who carried a drum, laundresses, ladies of the evening, and yes, these “delicate flowers” even hid their gender to fight as soldiers.Michelle Yipe speaks at Historical Society meeting Monday.Michelle Yipe of Argonia presented a program about the importance of women during the Civil War during the Sumner County Historical Society’s monthly meeting at the Good Taste Chinese restaurant to a crowd of about 20 women and four men Monday evening.When Yipe’s father took her to Wilson’s Creek Battlefield in 1982, she fell in love, and began portraying Civil War characters, dressed in period clothing. She has attended re-enactments and portrayed some of the different women who played an important role during the Civil War. Characters she has been include: laundresses, camp followers, women who were visiting from the area town, nurses, a women in mourning who had just lost her husband, a “soiled dove,” and even a young boy soldier.“I’ve always loved history, it was my favorite subject in school,” Yipe said.Her father used to be a re-enactor, and she had grandfathers who fought in the Civil War.“I fell in love with it, and I’ve been doing it ever since about 30 years,” she said.Yipe said that women’s participation in the Civil War has been overlooked, and currently, it is being written into many history books.Yipe was dressed in a working woman’s outfit from the Civil War period, which included a long dress, apron, bonnet, and corset.“I love history, it’s like a mystery, you always learn more,” Yipe said.During the Civil War era, women were considered “delicate flowers,” and the weaker sex, although put on a pedestal by men, who thought they needed to protect them.Back east, textile mills and factories opened jobs for women, which made them independent, as they had their own money.“They were making their own money, and men thought that women couldn’t handle what they could handle,” Yipe said.Primarily textile mills employed women at this time, where uniforms and shoes were made. Mainly immigrant and low class women worked in mills. Some children even worked in mills, as they were small enough to fit through looms and fix equipment. Ammunition factories also employed women and children, although mill work was considered dangerous. A lot of times, garment factories would catch fire from lint, and ammunition factories would blow up, killing several women and children, as they were locked inside and couldn’t get out.While the men were fighting the wars, the women who weren’t fighting, were left to attend to their plantations and farms. There were 48 percent of women in the north during this time period who were farmers, and 69 percent in the south. Besides working hard to support their families, women still had to come home and do the farm chores, which included cooking, sewing, sweeping, dipping candles, washing dishes, dusting, washing windows, plowing fields and cutting wood. Gardening was especially important, as that’s where they obtained their vegetables and spices to cook with.The average annual income was $300 per year.“There were lots of chores, and women worked really hard,” Yipe said. “A pregnant woman would work in the field up to the day her baby was born, then be right back in the field the next day.”Women back then were expected to be married by age 18, or they were thought of as an “old maid,” considering the age 40 life expectancy.Women also worked as motel attendants and sold whiskey.Yipe said that a woman who decided to get a divorce, was shunned by her family, as it was unheard of in society at that time.Nursing opened up as a new employment opportunity for women during the Civil War. Before this time, only men were allowed to be nurses. Women were very valuable during the war with at least 642,427 casualties, which includes those killed, injured, diseased and prisoners of war. Females bandaged wounds, made conditions sanitary and fed the soldiers using food rations.Requirements for being a nurse on the battle fields included being over 30, not being pretty, and could handle seeing naked bodies and severed limbs.Toward the end of the war, they allowed more women in, as they had so many wounded soldiers to care for.“It became a really big thing,” Yipe said. “Women could get into the hospitals, and onto the battle fields before, during and after the battles.”These women became known as the Sisters of Mercy, and worked very hard for little or no pay. Some women were paid as little as $12 a month.“It was a very thankless job,” Yipe said.The idea for women nurses, Yipe said, same from a war in England ten years prior. Some women would approach the Generals to get supplies for the men, and they listened to them, which was very unusual.At first, female nurses would receive their training back east from Clara Barton, and the Army would follow her direction. Eventually, Generals put the nurses under the direction of the surgeons.Women arrived at the military hospitals a day or so after the battles ended, and supplied many things for the men.It was forbidden for women to fight as soldiers then, but records indicate that about 750 did.“They would tape up their chests and dress as men, as the only medical exam was to have at least two teeth, no limp, and be able to walk for miles,” Yipe said.Some women served for the adventure, while others wished to fight alongside their husbands. During this time, the military looked at women who wanted to join as lesbians or abnormal, and it was looked down upon. For years, the military denied that any women served, even though records indicate that they received pensions for their service.“It took a lot of guts to be a woman soldier,” Yipe said. “They were surrounded by men, and if they were caught, they would be drummed out.”The process of “drumming” someone out of the Army was a humiliating way of dishonorably discharging a soldier. A lot of times, a rope was placed around the soldiers neck, after his head had been shaved, and the smallest drummer boy would lead him out to the tune of “Rogue’s March” or “Yankee Doodle”. They would be forced to dress in felon’s clothes, and feathers were placed above their ears. Soldiers were drummed out for a variety of reasons, including thievery and desertion, or, being a woman.A lot of women soldiers successfully hid their gender by bathing in streams alone, refusing medical treatment when wounded, and never taking their uniforms off in front of men. There is one story of an Army Sergeant whose soldiers thought “he” was just putting on weight during a winter encampment, and it turns out “she” was pregnant.There is even a story about a female Colonel. Upon finding out their Colonel was a woman, the soldiers still respected her and served under her, as she was so good at being in charge. At Gettysburg, many women were in charge.For safety reasons, most women traveled on supply trains. Female laundresses, women traveling with their husbands, or officers’ wives were allowed to ride the supply trains.“Although laundresses did nothing most of the day, they still somehow had money,” Yipe said.In the early days of the war, a woman was oftentimes adopted to be a mascot to carry a flag or drum, and would leave when the battle started.“One lady, Albert D. Cashier, portrayed a man her entire life,” Yipe said. “It wasn’t discovered that she was actually a woman until she was stripped down for bathing in a nursing home.”Women also served as spies for the other side, and smugglers.“No one was going to search a woman, as it was hands off,” Yipe said.Many medical supplies were smuggled in under women’s petticoats, especially in the south because of the blockade. Some were spies and collected information to send to the other side.Most women barely had two or three petticoats, or wore nothing under their dresses, as they couldn’t afford them.One female, who was a Union spy, was on the gallows, and the Union Army freed the town just one hour before she was to be hanged.The “soiled doves” or “ladies of the evening” also played a major role in history. The term “hooker” comes from a man named General Hooker who was known for loving the ladies. When the soiled doves would walk into an encampment, soldiers would say “those are Hookers’,” meaning those are General Hooker’s ladies of the evening. He also believed in not denying his soldiers the same pleasures.Many women lost their husbands as casualties to war, and were expected to be in mourning for at least three years. Society expected them to dress all in black, but each year, their veil could be shortened a bit. By the third year, they could wear white or lavendar, and then could eventually remarry. Many soldiers pleaded with the women to not wear all black, as it looked dreary. When men were in mourning, they were just expected to wear a black band around their wrist, and could remarry within six months of losing their wives.Sanitary Fairs were held to raise money for supplies for the soldiers, as the government didn’t have a budget for the military during the Civil War. Women made and sold items to make socks, bandages, etc. for the sanitary commissions that visited the camps and supplied personal hygiene products to the soldiers. One fair raised over $1 million, which would compare to today’s war expenses of $383 million.Yipe has been a Civil War re-enactor for over years, and attends about three events per year. While at events, she camps at the site and sleeps on her rope bed. The expression “sleep tight” she said, comes from the fact that you had to tighten the ropes on your bed or you wouldn’t sleep well.“It’s really fun showing children the things in my tent,” Yipe said.She plans on attending an upcoming Civil War event to be held in Fort Scott.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Women of the Civil war were discharged quietly if discovered, most of the women either followed their husbands into the ranks or were looking for steady pay because jobs for women were scarce, these women were highly respected by their pards. Also drumming was not a practice used on women, this was a practice for someone who was involved in criminal activity. If you would like to print a factual story about women of the Civil war you may contact me. Report Reply 0 replies · active 226 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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Virat Kohli chops down Steve Smith’s lead atop the test batting rankings to just…

first_imgAdvertisement 99i5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs66dr1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea7pbyf( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1iWould you ever consider trying this?😱3qlwCan your students do this? 🌚2hwyRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian skipper Virat Kohli chopped down the lead of Steve Smith in ICC Test Rankings after the recent hundred in the pink ball day night test match against Bangladesh. On the other hand, Steve Smith failed to score big run at Brisbane in the first test match against Pakistan recently.Advertisement Steve Smith had the lead of 25 points at the top of the ICC test rankings. However, the recent ranking is suggesting that Smith is only 3 points ahead of the Indian skipper. Another failure of Steve Smith in the series against Pakistan could well make Virat Kohli the number one batsman in World ranking.Advertisement India are currently doing really well in ICC test rankings. Four top order batsmen of India including Virat Kohli are in the top 10. Cheteswar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Mayank Agarwal are the other players in this list. Ravichandan Ashwin is also at the ninth position in the bowlers’ list. Ravindra Jadeja is also at 15th position at this moment.India are currently at the top of the table in ICC test championship and they have won 12 home series in a row. However, the real test will begin when they will be competing against the big guns like Australia, England or New Zealand in away tour.Advertisement India women hammer West Indies 5-0 in T20 series whitewash Advertisementlast_img read more

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The morbo is served: Arturo Vidal is already in Barcelona

first_imgIn any case, from the club this maneuver is considered by the Chilean international as a crude strategy to force a way out and press Barcelona to accept the Inter Milan offer. However, in the Catalan entity they still do not throw in the towel with redirecting the situation, since from the technical secretariat one does not want to do without a player with a profile so different from the rest and more now after confirming the transfer of Carles Aleñá to Betis for all that remains of the season.Apart from Vidal, Suárez and Messi, the technician Ernesto Valverde could count on the rest of the available players of the first team, including also to the young forward of the subsidiary, Ansu Fati, who completed the entire session after overcoming a strong bruise on the hip. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 2, 2020 The truth is that Arturo Vidal finally got, although almost unintentionally, to be the center of attention of the first training of 2020, eclipsing even Leo Messi and Luis Suárez, which also joined the dynamics of the group, having enjoyed three more days of vacation than the rest of the staff to be able to celebrate New Year’s Eve with their families.However, all eyes were focused on Arturo Vidal. The reason is that it was the first time he was seen in Barcelona after learning that he had sued the club for more than two million euros considering that he had not been paid a series of bonuses for games played. It turns out that the club understands that it does not count as a game played if it does not play at least 45 minutes while The player’s lawyers consider that the match has to be counted regardless of the minutes played.center_img The only ones low from the first session of 2020 were Ousmane Dembélé, Arthur Melo and Marc André Ter Stegen. In the case of the German goalkeeper it is confirmed in this way that will be low for the match against Espanyol and that in his substitute will be the Brazilian goalkeeper Neto, who cut three days of his vacation to be in optimal conditions for the derby on Saturday.last_img read more

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Monrovia Football Academy Attracts 500 Kids at Tryouts, Exam

first_imgMonrovia Football Academy’s American director Will Smith, not the actor, is bringing a new way of combining playing soccer with education.“We are combining the game with education,” Smith told the Daily Observer last Saturday at the BYC Field in Monrovia during a tryout and examination for prospective students to be selected to attend the ever popular program. The program attracted 500 kids.Presently using rented facilities, Smith said MFA is working out modalities to build their own structures to cater to their students, as the MFA attracts more kinds.At Saturday’s program, MFA volunteers registered hundreds of kids, identified and numbered them, before they were put in groups of five to play against each other, while other volunteers, with pen and notebooks on hand, graded the kids on their individual skills.Smith said though the program costs US$100 per student, those who are unable to pay are considered and offered scholarships to attend the program.“This is not one of the initiatives that are announced and later disappeared,” Smith said, “so while we have had support from the Liberia Football Association, we are hoping that in the future we can get additional support to be able to help many more Liberian kids.”The one day tryout on Saturday was part of MFA’s recruitment exercise for boys and girls who not only played for 20 minutes during the rating system but also took an entrance exam comprised of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades test questions.MFA selected 60 kids from both male and female groups and carried out individual interviews to select 50 kids to take part in a one-week MFA camp to be held from August 15-19. “This creative addition will enable our staff to see the applicants operating in the MFA system; and most importantly, we will be able to assess academic performance within our classroom environment, allowing us to see the true academic potential of our applicants,” Smith said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Conductor dances on moving minibus: Police probing viral video

first_imgJust 10 days after a video went viral, which showed the reckless behaviour of a minibus driver and his conductor, another video surfaced on social media on Friday showing a conductor dancing on top of a moving minibus at the minibus park at the Stabroek Market area. Additionally, passengers were seated inside the bus and the music emanating from the moving vehicle was preposterously loud.Conductor dancing on the top of a minibus at the bus park near Stabroek MarketThe video went viral just minutes after it was shared on several social media platforms. When contacted, Traffic Chief Linden Isles said ranks from the Guyana Police Force are in search of the conductor.“An officer called me, and he said that the owner [of the minibus] is coming to Eve Leary and they are still trying to get the bus to tow the bus in,” the Traffic Chief said.Meanwhile, in the previous incident, a minibus conductor was seen in a video which went viral, dancing to music in a moving minibus with its door wide open, and the driver of the same bus was seen placing his feet outside of the moving vehicle as he was driving.Commenting on that issue, the Traffic Chief said that the driver in that incident was arrested. However, Police are still searching for the conductor.“That person was arrested, that person was in custody as of yesterday (Thursday)…I don’t know if he attended court already, but I know he was in custody. The driver was arrested but we didn’t get the conductor,” he stated.Following the incident, President of the United Minibus Union (UMU), Eon Andrews had said that based on the Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct that is enforced by the police, the men were committing an offence.“What is very concerning is that the commuters were cheering them on, obviously too, the music that was being played there was lewd music, and I would like to believe that those persons were mostly the younger generation”, he explained.last_img read more

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Colin Murray and Friends – Monday, December 1

first_imgListen again to Monday’s Colin Murray and Friends, with Mike Tindall and Perry Groves joining the host in the studio for today’s show.The boys look back on a busy weekend of sporting action, including England’s autumn international victory over Australia, along with all of the Premier League action.last_img

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Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United: Januzaj hands Red Devils victory over Villans

first_img1 Manchester United claimed their second win of the new Premier League season as they dispatched Aston Villa 1-0 at Villa Park.And it was fringe star Adnan Januzaj, who could soon find himself out on loan, who was the hero as he netted a first half winner.Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose, was the inspirational team talk Tim Sherwood should have given his underdogs as Friday night football cast a glancing blow on football tradition before next year’s onslaught but they just couldn’t find their feet in the final third.The Football League has already had it for a few years but now it’s the turn of the big boys and if this game was anything to go by it could well be a hit, as two rusty teams played out an exciting clash, even though the quality was lacking.Januzaj was a shock started for Man United in a No.10 role but he found it hard early on as the alert Micah Richards robbed the ball from his feet.And the Villans looked dangerous on the counter early on as both sides wrestled for supremacy in the Midlands.The hosts already look an improved side and seem far more comfortable on the ball than in previous seasons but after one unlucky bounce Brad Guzan had to be off his line quickly to deny Memphis Depay.At the other end, Chris Smalling did well to intercept a dangerous Villa pass as they looked to dissect a disorganised Man United defence following a throw in.But it was to be Manchester United who opened the scoring and Van Gaal could be forgiven for sporting a smug grin.Excellent play by the Red Devils saw Juan Mata on the left and his stunning ball sent through Januzaj who, after dodging a tackle from Richards, slipped the ball past Brad Guzan from six yards and watched it bounce in off the post.Two errors from Mata nearly allowed Aston Villa to get in on goal but they were, in the end, able to survive a threatening corner, where Matteo Darmian, who was less convincing than on his debut against Tottenham, appeared to hold back Richards in the box.After the break, another Mata error put Jordan Ayew through, gallivanting towards goal, but his shot was dreadful and didn’t even worry Sergio Romero between the sticks.And with Man United looking shaky, Jordan Amavi’s marauding run and cross provided a real opportunity for Sherwood’s side but Villa couldn’t make them pay.For the visitors, the likes of Wayne Rooney, who looked really out of sorts, and Depay really struggled to make an impact and soon Aston Villa appeared completely in charge as Idrissa Gueye saw a shot blocked.A Depay free-kick which ballooned into the stands summed up the Dutchman’s evening with 20 minutes to go, although Ayew shamed himself moments later with a terrible dive which earned him a caution.Again it was Depay who wasted another glorious opportunity as he tried to bend home Mata’s sensational pass as he thundered through towards Guzan, and he was eventually taken off by Van Gaal.And in the end, even with the introduction of fresh legs by both sides, the match petered out, leaving Manchester United to travel home and enjoy the weekend with three points already under their belts. Manchester United star Adnan Januzaj celebrates his goal last_img read more

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first_imgMurloy College Transition Year students Dylan Mc Bride and Conor Bradley had great success in the Scifest STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) competition in Letterkenny Insititute of Technology. Not only did they win the Life Science Award for the Senior / Intermediate category, they also scooped The Science Foundation of Ireland Best Project Award.Their project involved the incubation of chicks to investigate if a chicken’s breed affects the hatch rate and fertility of the chicks. It is known that all birds have different incubation periods for egg hatching. They will now work on the project and will participate in a national final competition on 11 November 2016. Participants in the national final will compete for the SciFest 2016 Grand Award.This award consists of a trophy and an all-expenses-paid trip for the winning student(s) and their mentor to represent Ireland at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles, California in May 2017.After receiving the award, their teacher Aisling Mc Ateer, commented, “This was a very deserving award for all effort that the students put into it over the year. Both Conor and Dylan have an exceptional interest in poultry, and their knowledge was highly commended by all of the six judges.” Dylan and Conor both said as they left the LYIT, ” that we going home to plan the next step in the project, we will have the summer to work on it. We are delighted, and wish to thank all in Mulroy College for the support that we have been given.”TOP SCI-FEST AWARD FOR MULROY TY STUDENTS was last modified: May 16th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Other wars

first_imgRe “Anti-terrorism funding for L.A. misses bull’s-eye” (Dec. 6): The terrorist threat, I feel, has been greatly exaggerated. When I step out of my apartment, I do not worry about terrorists, I worry about gang members and violent crime, reckless drivers, air pollution, and getting mugged while waiting an hour and a half for the bus. What keeps me awake late at night is not the fear of terrorists, but the high cost of housing and health care, over-immigration and living in a city that is a chaotic war zone of everyone against everyone. While the War on Terror is doubtless commendable, the war on poverty, homelessness and violent crime is at least equally important and is not even a minor priority with the Bush administration. Charles B. Edelman Los Angeles Social Security Re “Greenspan urges benefits cuts” (Business, Dec. 3): Alan Greenspan advocates trimming Social Security benefits because the government has promised more than it can afford. In college I helped a professor do research for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act and may have contributed in a small way in its formation. Social Security (FICA) is not funded by the government. Equal deductions from participants’ payroll and employer taxes are the sources. To apply Greenspan’s own quote in its proper context, reducing benefits would “cast an even larger shadow” over the future living standards of Americans. David Pine Northridge Give and take Monday was a big day in my life. I came home to the mail and found two letters spelling out my wife’s and my own new benefits for 2006. My wife received the grand total of $2 per month in Social Security benefits and I, as the breadwinner of my home, received the glorious sum of $31 per month. As usual the government gives with one hand and takes away with the other. Our increase was reduced as a result of the increase in the Medicare deduction. So much for that. Albert Cohen Sherman Oaks Why so long? Re “Tookie’s time running out” (Dec. 4): Thank you for a complete and balanced presentation of the issues surrounding the possibly impending execution of Tookie Williams. I do not claim to know what I would decide at this late date, if I were in the governor’s shoes. One question which has been nagging at me, however, you did not address, nor have I seen it discussed elsewhere. Why, more than 20 years after being sentenced to death, is Williams still alive? What flaw in our legal system allows so much time to pass between sentence and punishment that not one cell in Williams’ body today was a living part of it when he heard his judgment? Paul Morgan Fredrix West Hollywood God has the right Re “Tookie now fashionable cause” (Their Opinions, Dec. 5): There is nothing fashionable about being opposed to the death penalty. People have been opposed to the death penalty for many years because they are compassionate and feel that only God has the right to give and take life. My main reason for opposing the death penalty is that death is the easy way out and it is not clemency to spend the rest of your life incarcerated. Many an innocent person has been put to death due to incompetent public defenders, ambitious prosecutors more interested in furthering their careers. Bob A. Greene West Hollywood Keep them in Mexico Re “Mexico relents on killers” (Dec. 1): I see that Mexico has changed its extradition ruling to allow about 700 wanted criminals who face life sentences for crimes committed in the U.S. to be returned here. Why not leave these hardened criminals in Mexico knowing they won’t come here to face their charges. Let Mexico have the pleasure of their company rather than have 700 of their citizens be supported for life by U.S. taxpayers. Bad enough we spend a king’s ransom on our own citizens who break the law. Mexico ought to do itself and us a big favor and extradite those who face execution for being cop-killers, rapists, kidnappers and murderers. Gordon Green Encino Unjustified raise Re “All but 14 lawmakers to get pay raise” (Dec. 3): A 12 percent pay raise for most of our state lawmakers is justified, among other spins, with the excuse “in order to get the most qualified people” (“to run our state into bankruptcy” should be added to that asinine statement). If these people were so qualified why would they spend millions of dollar to get elected to, apparently, what is considered a low-paying job? In the adjoining article, “Hearings set on UC salaries,” Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez (highest-paid legislator) is asking the audit committee to look at UC’s compensation and how they stack up against comparable institutions. So what committee do we ask to compare our $111,000 state Legislature salary to (second-highest salary) New York’s $80,000 salary – 38 percent higher. Don Segien Canoga Park Jesus is the reason Re “Wishing you a PC Christmas” (Dec. 3): Christians all over the world know that Dec. 25 is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Being Christian, I have no qualms about wishing people a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. In our PC world, it is up to us to bypass the generic holiday greeting and stick with what we believe in our heart. I for one profess daily that “Jesus is the Reason for the Season.” Merry Christmas to all. John Horn Granada Hills Not in public Re “Wishing you a PC Christmas” (Dec. 3): Although Christmas falls between Thanksgiving and New Year, I would not celebrate the birth of Christ in public – not if I were a religious member of a Christian denomination. If I were a believer, I would want to pray and pay tribute with family and friends in private homes and churches. I would not want government to interfere with my rituals, nor would I need government to validate my beliefs. Least of all would I want Christmas to be marketed in public like a slab of meat, along with cars, beer and diamond rings. Oh, the crass commercialism that assaults us this time of year. I would swing open the doors of my church and invite those in need to join me and share my good fortune. Happy Holidays. David Rothman Encino Orange Line crashes Re “Pickup truck, Orange Line bus collide” (Nov. 2): There may be a way to stop drivers from crashing into the Orange Line buses. A large fine for anyone who causes an accident on the busway and take their license away for 30, 60 or 90 days. These accidents are caused by drivers who are on cell phones, running red lights, making illegal turns, etc. Put the blame where the blame belongs, and that is not on the busway. Take responsibility when behind the wheel. Betty Jenkins Chatsworth Strict enforcement Re “Pickup truck, Orange Line bus collide” (Nov. 2): To stop the accidents on the Orange Line we simply need to post a police car at every intersection and have them actually write tickets for going through red lights. Do this for about a week, then cut down to a few intersections – changing them daily. There would be no warnings issued; only tickets given. Robert Lauer West Hills Accepted lies Tinsley’s “Mallard Fillmore” cartoon (Dec. 5) implies that everybody knew that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA. The truth is that her own friends and neighbors denied they knew that she was involved with the CIA. I heard the allegation that everybody knew that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA on conservative television, radio and from conservative columnists. This is another example of the administration’s planted and managed misinformation. If you tell a lie enough times, it will be accepted as the truth. Melvin H. 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Dodger Stadium organist throws cold water on Bumgarner-Muncy feud

first_imgThe winner in Thursday’s rematch between Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner and Max Muncy was … Dodgers Stadium organist Dieter Ruehle.Certainly you recall the unpleasantries between MadBum and Mad Max that broke out on June 9. Muncy launched-angled a come-hit-me fastball clear over McCovey Cove and into LeMaster Lagoon. Muncy then began circling the bases with the measured pace of a condemned man approaching the gallows.Bumgarner invited Muncy to “(expletive) run.” Whereupon Muncy suggested to …last_img read more

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First iPhone 4 Class Action Suit Filed

first_imgRelated Posts sarah perez Tags:#Apple#news#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img The first iPhone 4 class action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and, as expected, it focuses on the phone’s reception issues. Since the record-breaking launch of Apple’s latest gadget – 1.7 million were sold during its opening weekend alone – there have been scores of complaints about the device’s antenna design. Holding the phone in a particular spot leads to signal loss and dropped calls, as many new iPhone owners soon unhappily discovered. Apple’s only suggestion to its legions of loyal customers? Either don’t hold the phone that way or buy one of its $30 rubber bumpers. Neither of these responses were good enough for Maryland residents Kevin McCaffrey and Linda Wrinn, though, the lead plaintiffs in the suit filed by Ward & Ward, PLLC and Charles A. Gilman, LLC on Wednesday.This suit is different than the one reported earlier this week. On Tuesday, we mentioned how a California law firm by the name of Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff is currently exploring the possibility of a class action suit also based on reception issues. Lawsuit Claims Negligence, Breach of Warranty, FraudThe Maryland suit, however, is the first class action suit to have actually been filed. It alleges that Apple, and in some cases, AT&T, have been negligent in selling customers a defective device. The plaintiffs are demanding compensatory damages and “other remedies” in return. Listed among the complaints are general negligence, defect in design, manufacture and assembly, breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty for merchantability, breach of implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, deceptive trade practices, intentional misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation and fraud by concealment. In layman’s terms, what these claims are saying is that not only did Apple sell a defective device, it did so knowingly. What’s less clear is why AT&T is also being held responsible for these issues, unless it’s simply a matter of the cellular provider’s function as the phone’s reseller –  as the supplier, it has a responsibility to make sure it sells functional devices. Although it’s unknown at this time whether or not Apple was aware of the reception issues beforehand, there are some oddities surrounding the device’s launch that may make the company look guilty to some outsiders. For example, for the first time ever, Apple began selling iPhone cases. These rubber “bumpers” as they’re called have been specifically designed to fit the iPhone 4 and are available for $30 in the Apple Store. They’re also, coincidentally, the one proven way to solve the reception issues. Also potentially damning, is the leaked alleged memo to Apple employees, which details to AppleCare (Apple’s tech support) representatives what steps to follow when dealing with reception complaints from customers. Within its instructions are tips about how to hold the device to avoid touching the antenna and the suggestion to use a case or bumper made of rubber or plastic.Apple apologists have dismissed these issues as “no big deal,” given that a rubber case effectively solves the problem. Some commenters on the various news and blog sites reporting the news have even scoffed, “If you don’t like it, return it.” Unfortunately, AT&T charges a 10% restocking fee for returns, meaning the entire cost of purchase cannot be recouped even for those who have decided to give up on their new phone entirely. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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A Web-Walk Through the Redwoods on Arbor Day

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… curt hopkins Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Save the Redwoods League has partnered with Google Earth Outreach to create a virtual walk through a modeled old-growth redwood stand in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in California.To celebrate the U.S.’s 120th Arbor Day, you can take a stroll through 3D stands of ancient redwood trees. In a post on the Google Blog, Emily Limm of Save the Redwoods explains how to access the 3D walks. “Explore the park by activating the 3D trees layer in Earth (under 3D Buildings) and searching for [Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, CA]. Tilt your view angle toward the horizon to make the trees appear.”StR is also launching a new citizen scientist venture that sounds very cool. Redwood Watch launches today, powered by, a platform for recording, organizing and mapping nature observations.“By sharing a simple digital photograph of a redwood tree and the time and location where the picture was taken, you can help the League track and monitor the species. If you know of a redwood tree–perhaps in your own backyard or in a nearby park–you can use the free Redwood Watch iPhone application or your own camera to take a photo, add a comment and submit it online. iNaturalist stores your observation and, if geographical coordinates weren’t captured automatically, uses the Google Maps APIs to assign them to your photo. With your geolocated observation, we can zoom out and analyze your observation in the context of global environmental and climatic patterns.”A lovely way to celebrate our “often under-appreciated forests.” Now, if you’ll excuse me, I got some trees here in desperate need of hugging.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Location#science#user-generated content#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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MFLN Family Development’s 2016 Programming

first_imgNeed Free CEU’s? Then you won’t want to miss out on MFLN Family Development’s programming opportunities for 2016. This year we are offering CEU’s for NASW and Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists through our Webinars, Podcasts, and September 2016 Virtual Learning Event! For more information about our upcoming programming opportunities, click here. Be sure to check out our MFLN Family Development 2016 Programming Flyer below!This post was written by one of our MFLN Family Development Team Members. The MFLN Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

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a month agoDel Bosque: Don’t ask me about Real Madrid

first_imgDel Bosque: Don’t ask me about Real Madridby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid coach Vicente del Bosque has swerved questions about his old club.Los Blancos are enduring a horrid spell at the moment, but the ex-Spain coach was keen to talk about anything other than their predicament.”I neither owe nor wish Real Madrid any bother,” he said, refusing to comment on their issues.Instead, Del Bosque wanted to focus on Spain and Robert Moreno, in whose direction he sent praise.”There’s good preparation and training,” Del Bosque explained.”Things don’t happen by chance and the federation have done a good job.”It’s not necessary to have been a great player to be a coach.”There’s no direct relationship.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Update On Notre Dame CB Julian Love

first_imgJulian Love makes a tackle for Notre Dame in a win over Florida State.SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 10: Julian Love #27 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish tackles George Campbell #11 of the Florida State Seminoles in the second quarter of the game at Notre Dame Stadium on November 10, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Earlier: Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love was an All-American this season. Right now, the Fighting Irish are playing without him.Love has missed two series in a row for undisclosed reasons. On the second series, his replacement Donte Vaughn was beaten for a touchdown.That touchdown is the reason Clemson currently leads 9-3.Donte Vaughn fell down covering Justyn Ross on the TD catch. Irish clearly missing Julian Love, who hasn’t been on the field for the last few drives. Don’t know why, but that could make a huge difference in this game.— Alex Wilcox (@AlexWilcoxWNDU) December 29, 2018Right now, there has been no concrete update for Love’s absence. If he has to miss the rest of the game, ND’s secondary could be in trouble.There have been no press box announcements about Julian Love’s absence. #Cottonbowl— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) December 29, 2018We will provide an update on Love’s status as soon as one comes out. The ESPN broadcast says Notre Dame is tight-lipped in regards to injuries, but someone has to know something soon.Clemson and Notre Dame are midway through the second quarter at the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.You can watch on ESPN. Update: Love reportedly spent more than 15 minutes in the blue medical tent getting his hamstring looked at. He is currently on the sideline riding a stationary bike.We have a Julian Love sighting….riding stationary bike behind #Irish bench…— Tom Noie (@tnoieNDI) December 29, 2018We’d imagine he tries to give it a go but we’ll see how his leg holds up.last_img read more

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15 Years of Hell and High Water for Ocean Yield Newbuilding

first_imgOslo-listed tanker owner and operator Ocean Yield ASA took delivery of the 37,000 dwt IMO II chemical tanker Navig8 Azotic from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Ulsan, South Korea, on Monday, September 7. After being delivered from the shipyard, the Marshall Islands-flagged tanker commenced a 15-year ‘hell and high water’ bareboat charter to Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc.This is the fourth vessel delivered to Ocean Yield in a series of total eight chemical carriers that will be chartered to Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc.last_img read more

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Trudeau says he swayed Trump not to bail on NAFTA

first_imgOTTAWA, ON. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is welcoming a promise from Donald Trump that the US president won’t pull out of NAFTA without first trying to renegotiate the pact.Trump was preparing to do just that, but changed his mind after a phone conversation with Trudeau and the Mexican president.Both Trudeau and the president are confirming this wasn’t an empty threat, with Trump admitting he was prepared to give notice of a pull out within days.However, Trudeau says on that phone call he pointed out the major economic consequences of such a move. “He was very much thinking about cancelling. It would cause a lot of short and medium-term pain for an awful lot of families. And he, like me, got elected on a platform of helping people and helping the middle class.”Trump took to social media to say a very good deal is still possible although there is frustration within his administration regarding the pace of renegotiations.Much of that has to do with hold-ups in Congress and a time crunch before the Mexican election which is a year away. “We agreed that we could sit down and get to work on looking at ways to improve NAFTA, as it’s been improved before, in a thoughtful way that will benefit all of our countries,” adds Trudeau.Despite the back and forth, it’s unclear when renegotiations will begin.last_img read more

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Dionne Warwick To Speak At The Washington Post Program On The Fight

first_imgOn Tuesday, December 5, The Washington Post will host “Pathways to Progress: Combating the HIV/AIDS Epidemic,” a program exploring the fight against HIV/AIDS- an ongoing crisis in America that has faded from the spotlight, but remains an urgent problem.Speakers will discuss the latest scientific and medical advances aimed at combating and containing the disease; explore the barriers faced by policymakers and advocates who are calling for more HIV/AIDS research, funding and outreach; and take a deep-dive into the HIV/AIDS epidemic sweeping America’s Southern states.Confirmed speakers include:Dionne Warwick, Grammy Award-winning artist; HIV/AIDS activist Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesJesse Milan, Jr., President and CEO, AIDS UnitedGregorio Millett, Vice President and Director, Public Policy, American Foundation for AIDS ResearchDel. Eleanor Holmes Norton, (D-D.C.), U.S. House of Representatives; Member, Congressional HIV/AIDS CaucusThe program will also include a discussion produced by Gilead featuring their own Executive Vice President, Corporate and Medical Affairs, Gregg H. Alton and State Department Chief Policy Advisor, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy, Cornelius Baker.EVENT DETAILSTuesday, December 5, 20179:00am – 10:45am (Doors open at 8:30am)The Washington Post Live Center1301 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20071“Pathways to Progress: Combating the HIV/AIDS Epidemic” is presented by Gilead with support from Whitman-Walker Health.last_img read more

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Christmas debt hangover cure starts with retracing holiday transactions

first_imgCALGARY – Like the morning after too many eggnogs the night before, many Canadian families are waking up this week to the pounding headache of a Christmas debt hangover.But credit counsellors say there’s a cure for those who have the courage to face their painful situation.Mike, a 38-year-old from Vancouver, remembers his desperation when he finally realized he needed help about five years ago.“I had no other choice. I had like $1 left on my credit card,” he said.“I had the ability to make money but no matter how much I made, I was paying it out in debt payments every month. Something had to change.”Mike, who asked his last name be withheld, owned a failing metal fabrication business in Vancouver.The trouble was he didn’t realize how badly it was failing — there wasn’t enough money coming in to cover the payments on his $20,000 business loan, resulting in him running up about $15,000 in debt on his credit cards.He described his financial plan at the time as “delusional.”For instance, although he knew he had to pay taxes, he didn’t because he couldn’t afford it. Similarly, when he calculated his income, he would look only at the revenue side and not at his crippling expenses.Today, he credits two forces for helping him get out of the quagmire — his now-wife, who let him move in with her to control living costs, and the Credit Counselling Society, which helped him consolidate his debt and pay it down with affordable $400 monthly payments.Scott Hannah, founder and president of the society, says most of its clients just need a little advice, but the society will also negotiate with creditors and collect payments on their behalf from the client in about one in five cases.“Christmas itself is a very stressful time,” he said. “When you add on financial difficulties, it just magnifies the amount of stress.”The society is one of several not-for-profit members of Credit Counselling Canada, organizations financed mainly by lending institutions that offer free debt-counselling services. It has offices in the western provinces, the North and in Ontario.Another is Money Mentors, which has offices throughout Alberta.“All too often, we see people who come in here and they’re still paying off their Christmas debt from last year,” said Money Mentors counsellor Brian Betz.“It goes on the credit card, they’re making minimum payments. They’re still paying it off and they don’t realize that.”The two agreed that the first step to getting out of debt is to get an accurate picture of where the money is going. Online bank and credit card statements can help clients identify non-essential expenses that can be reduced.Hannah said it’s important that credit cards are put on ice — “You can’t get out of debt if you keep using debt.”Setting a realistic budget is the next step. Many make the mistake of trying to pay down the debt so quickly there’s no money for essentials and the plan fails.A good budget should include a savings plan, so that unexpected expenses are easier to deal with. Families should also budget a strictly limited amount of “fun money,” Hannah said.Betz said figuring out how much Christmas cost this year will make next year’s holiday more enjoyable.“If I’m going to spend $1,200 on Christmas, that’s $100 a month I have to put aside,” he said.Dealing with the debt could involve getting a low interest consolidation loan from a bank. Or you could accelerate payments on high interest rate debt such as credit cards and pay the minimum on less expensive debt.The counsellors said too many Canadians wait too long to get help with their credit problems.The Bank of Canada calculates consumers owe about $1.71 for every dollar of household disposable income.Hannah said he thinks consumer debt will continue to grow in 2018, especially in Alberta and Saskatchewan, where the oil price slump of the past three years continues to put pressure on consumers with too much debt.Debt-free and with a full-time government job, Mike still dreams of being his own boss but is framing those dreams in much more realistic terms these days.“Definitely, now I can afford to buy more Christmas presents for the nieces and nephews,” he said. “I was never the uncle who brings presents before.”Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.last_img read more

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UPDATE Reactivation of another old landslide causes evacuation order along Old Fort

first_imgUPDATE: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure spokesperson Danielle Pope said that an old landslide in the area to the west of Sunday’s landslide has reactivated and is now moving. That slide is located immediately below the Viewpoint at the south end of 100th St.Pope said that visible cracks have been observed and at least one property has reported some driveway and wall cracking – that property is now under an evacuation order. The estimated size of the landslide is 5 million cubic metres and growing. By comparison, B.C.’s largest landslide occurred in 2010, when over 45 million cubic metres of Mount Meager slid into the Pemberton Valley.Damage to Old Fort Road caused by the re-activated landslide located below the Viewpoint. Photo by Rodney Hafner/YRB North PeaceFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has upgraded an evacuation alert for one of the affected properties along Old Fort Road to an evacuation order. The order was issued to the residents of 7605 Old Fort Road shortly before 2:30 p.m. Thursday. A map of the area covered by the Evacuation Order. Photo by PRRD A map of the area covered by the Evacuation Order. Photo by PRRD A map of the area covered by the Evacuation Alert. Photo by PRRD A map of the area covered by the Evacuation Alert. Photo by PRRD A map of the area covered by the Evacuation Alert. Photo by PRRD A map of the area covered by the Evacuation Alert. Photo by PRRD On Wednesday afternoon, the property now on evacuation order and two others immediately adjacent were issued an evacuation alert after stress cracks were observed to the west of the main body of the landslide, which started on Sunday morning.The PRRD said that it issued the evacuation order due to the immediate danger posed to life safety by the landslide.It’s not known if and/or when the hillside to the main landslide will also begin to slide.Officials with the Ministry of Transportation said Thursday morning that an update from geologists was expected late Thursday morning, but so far no update has been forthcoming.last_img read more

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Ramadan to Begin Officially in Morocco Thursday

Rabat – The first day of Ramadan 2018 will begin officially on Thursday, May 17, Morocco’s Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs said.In a statement issued on Wednesday evening, the ministry said that it had observed, on the evening of today, the lunar crescent of the holy of Ramadan.According to the ministry, “the observation of the lunar crescent has been confirmed and the first day of the first day of the blessed month of Ramadan 1439 of hegira will be Thursday, May 17th, 2018.” Most Arab countries, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, will fast tomorrow as predicted by Moroccan astronomers.In an interview with Morocco World News earlier this month, astronomer, researcher, graduate of Madrasa Al-Atiqa in Souss, Abdelaziz Kharbouch Al-Ifrani predicted that the first day of Ramadan would fall on Thursday, May 17, marking unified fasting throughout all Muslim countries, including North Africa and Saudi Arabia.Read Also: Ramadan 2018: Longest and Shortest Fasting Hours Worldwide read more

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Paris forum adopts draft UN action plan to improve safety of journalists

18 September 2011Participants at a United Nations forum that met in Paris have drafted an action plan to improve the safety of journalists and ensure that crimes committed against them do not go unpunished. More than 500 media professionals have been killed in the course of their duties over the past decade, according to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which hosted last week’s forum.It points out that many more have been assaulted, abducted, sexually violated, intimidated, harassed, arrested or illegally detained. In addition, the vast majority of these crimes did not concern international war correspondents but journalists working in their home countries, often in times of peace, and covering local stories. The instigators for the most part, remain unpunished.The draft plan adopted by the forum, which brought together representatives of UN agencies, programmes and funds, envisions the establishment of a coordinated inter-agency mechanism to handle issues connected to the safety of journalists and impunity. Safety and impunity are also to be incorporated into UN contributions to national strategies, notably development assistance programmes and the possible inclusion of media stakeholders in some of the preparatory processes of the UN’s development projects.The draft also foresees the extension of work already conducted by UNESCO to prevent crimes against media workers, including assisting countries to develop legislation and mechanisms favourable to freedom of expression and information.Awareness-raising campaigns will also be conducted with Member States, civil society, non – governmental organizations and concerned bodies about issues of freedom of expression, journalists’ safety and the danger of impunity to democracy, UNESCO stated.The draft plan will be presented to UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) at its next session in March 2012 and will then be submitted to the bodies in charge of UN-wide coordination. read more

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UNP insists that it is for a united Sri Lanka

The United National Party (UNP) today insisted that it stands for a united Sri Lanka and urged the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) not to spread hatred among the communities in the country.Media Minister and former UNP Parliamentarian Gayantha Karunathilake said that the UPFA has no topic to discuss ahead of the August 17 Parliament election and so they are attempting to create communal disharmony. Karunathilake said that the UNP clearly stands for a united Sri Lanka and so no one needs to have doubts over that. (Colombo Gazette) “Do not attempt to set fire to this country by using the election stage to incite racial hatred,” Karunathilake said at a press conference today. The UPFA has been questioning the stand of the UNP on the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) election manifesto saying the TNA manifesto looks to divide the country. read more

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Commentary Ebola and what the media missed

For more information on these events, contact Tamari Kitossa at [email protected], or Richard Ndayizigamiye at [email protected] more information on African Heritage Month, see the story in The Brock News As part of African Heritage Month, there will be a “Healing through Communication Symposium” that will discuss international health-care responses to Ebola in West Africa and Canada’s domestic response to HIV/AIDS in Black communities. In the lead-up to the Feb. 25 event, research communications intern Holly Mohr writes this commentary on one aspect of the Ebola outbreakBy Holly MohrAs the dust settles following months of media coverage of the Ebola outbreak, another dimension of the story is emerging that may shine a different light on the situation.At the height of the outbreak, media coverage focusing on the uncontainable and deadly Ebola virus generated a lot of fear. Details outlining the gruesome deaths, hazmat suits and border control policies appeared to be broadcast on every station, in every newspaper and all over social media, leading many to believe that the virus results in inevitable death.In fact, according to global statistics contained in a Feb. 18 report from the World Health Organization, more than half of those who contracted the virus survived.What’s more, it has been known for some time that Ebola survivors are immune to the virus (, and thus are able to help relief efforts with their unique position.During an international press conference this month, the National Publicity and Outreach Coordinator of Sierra Leone, Abdulai Bayraytay, spoke about the growing number of people who have overcome the disease.“We have turned out many survivors … (and) we have named them heroes and heroines,” Bayraytay said during a Feb. 10 conference call with journalists. He explained that, far from spreading the contagion of the virus, discharged Ebola survivors in fact spread important information with local communities.“When the word got out that Ebola is not necessarily a deadly virus if it’s reported early, a lot of people reported cases.”There is no doubt that Ebola has been devastating, especially in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, but why has the international news media portrayed the disease as impossible to survive?“For something to be news, it has to be news worthy,” says Derek Foster, an associate professor in Communications, Popular Culture and Film at Brock University. “Something that is worthy of our attention breaks through the ordinary and is remarkable and dramatic. What’s dramatic? Usually violence, death or disease, something that we should be scared of.”Today, the media gives little coverage to the spectacle of Ebola survivors returning to help infected patients. Along with knowing the needs of the patients better than most, the survivors are also familiar with the cultural context.“We recruit them from their local communities,” said Bayraytay. “They know the terrain, they know the people and they speak the language.”According to Bayraytay, the declining number of confirmed cases is largely attributed to social mobilization and education of local people. For many in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, education on the disease comes from more traditional means such as town hall meetings and radio programs in local languages.Survivors are key in this initiative, as they can communicate effectively to communities. Their defeat of the disease provides hope for the sick and, most importantly, encourages people to seek treatment.Perhaps more important than speaking the language, these immune survivors can help the infected without wearing all the protective gear, which allows them to touch patients.“There is hardly a family in Sierra Leone that has not been affected by the Ebola virus,” said Bayraytay, adding that many of the survivors who choose to help have lost their family and friends to the disease, making their actions even more heroic.Foster says the politics and power of fear “plays a large part in focusing the public’s attention on things that break through the monotony of the everyday.” Perhaps this explains why the incredible work many survivors have done has been under-represented in the media.This Wednesday, Feb. 25, the Brock African Heritage Recognition Committee will explore news media coverage and other aspects of the Ebola outbreak during the symposium Healing Through Communication Symposium: HIV/AIDS, Sexualities and Anti-African Racism.The symposium will take place in the Mills Room at the St. Catharines Public Library from 5-7 p.m. The free event is open to all, with light refreshments served.Then on Friday Feb. 27, the group will host the third annual Dr. Wilma Morrison African Heritage Lecture. The free lecture will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Thistle 243 at Brock University. All are welcome to attend. Holly Mohr is a research communications intern with the Office of Research Services under the Match of Minds Program at Brock University. She is a fourth-year media communications student at Brock. read more

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Woman shot during St Catharines break in

Niagara police are investigating after a woman was shot during an alleged robbery in St. Catharines.Police say four men entered an apartment on Lake St. on Monday evening and made “threatening demands” of someone inside the home.One of the men was armed with a gun and shot a female victim. Police say the men fled the area before officers arrived and no firearm was found.The victim was treated at the scene by Niagara Emergency Medical Services and was transferred to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.The four suspects were all dressed in black or dark clothing, wearing hooded sweaters or jackets and had their faces covered. Two of the men were described as white and the other two as black. Investigators do not believe this was a random attack. Anyone with information is asked by Niagara police to contact Detective Constable Jeremy DiFranco at 905-688-4111 ext. 9476. read more

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Dollarama again increasing pace of new store openings on real estate competition

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Dollarama again increasing pace of new store openings on real estate competition MONTREAL – Dollarama is continuing to increase the pace of new store openings as competition for good locations prompts the discount retailer to act quickly.The Montreal-based chain expects to open 75 new stores next year, after accelerating its forecasted openings to between 75 and 85 stores this fiscal year.At the higher level, Dollarama will have boosted its store count by nearly 64 per cent from last year, when it added 52 new locations.“We’re all aware of the competitive environment for real estate in Canada and if you fall asleep for a couple of years you’re going to be shut out,” CEO Larry Rossy said Thursday during a conference call.Dollarama is mindful that some store additions will cannibalize sales from existing locations as up to half the new stores are in Ontario, where most of its outlets are located.“But we do feel comfortable in spite of that, it’s well worth the investments in those locations,” he told analysts.In urban centres, 10 to 15 per cent of new stores are smaller, sometime basement locations rather than the 10,000 square foot traditional suburban format.Dollarama (TSX:DOL) said its net profits in the three months ended Oct. 28 jumped 23 per cent to $51.5 million, or 68 cents per diluted share.That was up from $41.8 million or 55 cents in the comparable year-earlier period.Revenues soared 14.4 per cent to just under $458 million from $400.3 million and included a 6.6 per cent increase in same-store sales at locations open at least a year. Average transaction sized increased by 4.9 per cent and it had a 1.6 per cent increase in average transactions.The number of stores in operation rose to 761 from 690 in the year-earlier period, with 26 new stores added in the quarter.Normalized net earnings, or those adjusted for non-recurring charges net of tax impacts, were $53.7 million or 71 cents per diluted share, up 29.1 per cent from $41.8 million or 55 cents a year ago.Dollarama had been expected to earn 70 cents per share in adjusted net earnings on $458 million in revenues in the third quarter, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.The discount retailer originally sold products for a dollar but has since added more expensive items priced at up to $3 to help boost the bottom line.Those items above $1 represented 57 per cent of sales, up from 49 per cent last year.“We continue to generate strong gross profits while delivering great value to our customers,” he said.While the chain has added higher price items, Rossy said very few Christmas items are at the top prices and the company’s objective is not to load the stores with these more expensive products.“We’re not aggressively trying to convert our stores into $3 stores here …The objective remains giving value and if I had an alternative I’d give more value at $1 and $1.25 than I would at $2.50 and $3.”The strong results prompted Derek Dley of Canaccord Genuity to increase his target price for Dollarama shares nearly three per cent to $72 as he estimates that 2.5 cents per share is added for each 10 new stores.“We continue to believe Dollarama deserves a premium valuation given its position in an underpenetrated market, industry-leading profitability metrics, robust free cash flow generation and commitment to return cash to shareholders,” he wrote in a report.Dollarama recently appointed the chief executive officer of auto parts distributor Uni-Select Inc. (TSX:UNS) as an independent director of the company, replacing Matthew Levin.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Dollarama shares lost $1.31, or two per cent, to $61.29 in afternoon trading. by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 6, 2012 3:48 pm MDT read more

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Police want 2 in connection with murder

Keon Ashby, of Kaneville, East Bank Demerara (EBD) and ‘Waynie’ or ‘Shark’ of Diamond EDB are wanted by the police for questioning in relation to murder which occurred on 2017-01-23 at Kaneville, EBD. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related1 charged for burning to death of 8-month-oldFebruary 11, 2017In “Court”Wanted bulletin issued for murder suspectDecember 10, 2015In “Crime”Police issue wanted bulletin for ‘Brains’May 23, 2016In “Court” (L) Keon Ashby                                       (R) ‘Waynie’ or ‘Shark’Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Keon Ashby and ‘Waynie or Shark’  are asked to contact the police on telephone numbers 227-2128, 226-1389, 226-7065, 225-6411, 225-2227, 225-0575, 911 or the nearest police station. read more

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Put Your Data on a Light Cycle with a TRON Legacy USB

first_imgThere are TRON-themed gaming mice, TRON-themed motorcycle suits, TRON-themed 3D Glasses, and now, if you couldn’t get enough TRON: Legacy merchandise ahead of the movie’s release, you can grab one of these TRON: Legacy USB flash drives in the shape of light cycles to store your data on. Choose the model of light cycle you prefer, dump your data, and impress everyone in that business meeting by bringing up your presentation on one of these stylish USB drives. The Kevin Flynn light cycle (shown in white, from the first movie) comes in 8GB, and the Sam Flynn model (in black, from the new movie) is 4GB, and both are available from Toys R’ Us stores or online. They’ll cost you $34.99 and $24.99 retail, respectively.[via OhGizmo]AdChoices广告last_img read more

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A hard Brexit could hit Irelands budget to the tune €500 million

first_img A puppet of UK PM Theresa May outside Westminster. Image: PA Images Share1 Tweet Email2 THE FIRST THREE years of a ‘hard Brexit’ could cost the Irish exchequer up to €500 million, according to new projections by the ESRI.In its latest economic commentary, the Economic and Social Research Institute has said that the government’s fiscal space will be severely dented by Brexit.Simply put, fiscal space is the amount of money the government can afford to spend over and above what it is already spending on public services.The ESRI says Ireland’s economic output would be greatly affected by a so-called ‘hard Brexit’ and that it would hit fiscal space by up to €500 million over three years.The term ‘hard Brexit’ is used as a shorthand for a British exit from the EU that would see it make a clean break from EU institutions like the customs union.Overall, the ESRI says Ireland’s economy is continuing to grow owing to strong domestic demand and declining unemployment.Brexit, however, poses a “substantial risk for the Irish economy”.“The results indicate that a ‘hard Brexit’ would reduce Irish potential output by more than 3% over the medium term,” the report states.While this has a number of important policy implications, it has specific relevance for the public finances as it is central to the expenditure rule in the Stability and Growth Pact. It essentially means that there will be less fiscal space available to the government than would otherwise be the case. Our estimates indicate that the fiscal space available could be reduced by over half a billion euro for the first three years of a ‘hard Brexit’.As regards the short-term, the ESRI is maintaining its growth forecasts for the Irish economy for 2017 and 2018 at 3.8% and 3.5% respectively.The current unemployment rate is at 6.4% and the ESRI predicts next year it will average 5.4%.Read: What is the ‘fiscal space’ and why does it matter? >Read; Queen Elizabeth might have given a subtle nod to the EU with her hat > As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Thursday 22 Jun 2017, 12:00 PM Short URL 26 Comments Jun 22nd 2017, 12:00 PM A puppet of UK PM Theresa May outside Westminster. Image: PA Images A ‘hard Brexit’ could hit Ireland’s budget to the tune €500 million over three years The ESRI has sounded a warning over the impact on the economy. By Rónán Duffy 7,141 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Kotsiras promoted in cabinet reshuffle

first_imgNicholas Kotsiras was appointed Victoria’s Minister for Energy and Resources this week in Premier Denis Napthine’s sweeping cabinet reshuffle. He will retain his Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship portfolio. Speaking to Neos Kosmos, Mr Kotsiras described his new responsibilities as “an exciting and important portfolio where he would be continuing ‘the good work of Minister Michael O’Brien’. “I look forward to working with industry and with all Victorians to ensure consumers have access to energy that is affordable, reliable and more sustainable,” said Mr Kotsiras. The minister’s new duties will include managing the state’s powers in regard to energy sustainability, safety and affordability, regulatory controls and relations with the energy industries. His predecessor Michael O’Brien was moved to Treasurer as Denis Napthine shored up his frontbench team. The reshuffle cost Victorian Police Minister Peter Ryan his portfolio as the new Premier demoted two of the most powerful members of the cabinet, putting some clear blue water between his administration and that of Ted Baillieu. As well as taking police from Mr Ryan – a portfolio that inevitably proved toxic after the Simon Overland affair, Kim Wells was dumped as Treasurer and Industrial Relations Minister Richard Dalla-Riva was sacked from the frontbench. Denying accusations of factionalism within the Liberal Parliamentary Party, Dr Napthine said he had selected his frontbench on his own and had chosen what he said was the best line-up from the available talent. Speculation continues that there was considerably more behind Ted Baillieu’s resignation than has been reported. Political analyst Nick Economou told Neos Kosmos that Napthine’s reshuffle had “forced a reality check on the Nationals”. “It’s clever politics. Ryan had to be removed from the Police portfolio – he should never have had that portfolio in the first place. “National Party MPs should only hold agriculture and rural-interest oriented portfolios,” said the Monash University lecturer in political science. “O’Brien is a good appointment as Treasurer. It’s a circuit breaker appointment that will please the business community at least in the short term. “The Liberal Party denies it has factions but factionalism is a reality of party politics,” said Dr Economou. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Séisme à Barcelonnette le plus fort jamais ressenti depuis 1997

first_imgSéisme à Barcelonnette, le plus fort jamais ressenti depuis 1997Le séisme qui s’est produit dans la nuit de dimanche à lundi dans les Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, à proximité de Barcelonnette, a secoué les habitants en pleine nuit mais continue de surprendre les scientifiques.Le séisme de magnitude 4,9 qui a secoué les Alpes-de-Haute-Provence dans la nuit de dimanche à lundi était, selon le journal La Provence, le plus fort jamais ressenti depuis 1997. A Barcelonnette, sous-préfecture du département, le tremblement de terre dont l’épicentre se trouvait à 13 kilomètres a été sévèrement ressenti. Un habitant de la ville souligne même avoir été réveillé en pleine nuit en étant secoué. A proximité de l’épicentre, c’est le grondement qui s’est fait entendre le premier, vers 23h30, rapidement suivi d’une secousse qui a duré plusieurs secondes. Certains Barcelonnettes se sont réveillés en sursaut et d’autres ont eu du mal à aller se coucher par la suite.Les deux répliques qui ont suivi le séisme sont intervenues quelques heures plus tard, en fin de nuit et dans la journée, toujours dans la vallée de l’Ubaye. D’amplitude très réduite, elles ont été beaucoup moins remarquées que la première qui avait fait vibrer les murs et les fenêtres. Bien que n’ayant occasionné aucun dégât matériel sévère, certains habitants ont retrouvé des objets placés sur des étagères par terre. Les vibrations ont en effet été suffisamment importantes pour amener des dossiers placés en hauteur à chuter sur le sol et des statuettes à se briser.Ce séisme est assez marquant pour les Provençaux dans la mesure où ils ne sont que très peu habitués à ce type de manifestations. Si pour beaucoup cet événement a été aussi vite oublié, pour d’autres il reste assez inquiétant. Il n’a pourtant rien de comparable à ce que peuvent vivre certains Japonais ou Californiens qui résident au-dessus de plaques tectoniques très actives. En revanches, les sismologues se disent assez surpris de ce tremblement de terre qu’ils ont du mal à expliquer comme le souligne Une activité sismique mystérieuse À lire aussiSéisme de glace, trou noir et drone, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 2 févrierSi, comme l’explique François Thouvenot de l’Institut des sciences de la terre de Grenoble, la vallée de l’Ubaye est une des régions françaises les plus actives sismiquement et parcourue de très nombreux microséismes (plus de 16.000 séismes de magnitudes comprises entre 1,3 et 2,7 ont été enregistrés entre 2003 et 2004), les raisons de cette activité reste un véritable mystère. La plupart des scientifiques ont un temps pensé que la tectonique des plaques amenait la plaque africaine contre la plaque eurasiatique et que cela se ressentait au niveau des Alpes, mais cette explication a depuis été réfutée. En effet, on a constaté que les plus importantes déformations avaient lieu en Afrique du Nord. Toutefois, pour M. Thouvenot, un séisme de magnitude 7 n’est pas du tout impossible dans la région…Le 29 février 2012 à 15:38 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Hughton admits Brightons signings havent played well yet

first_imgFor the Brighton and Hove Albion manager, only one of the ten players the team bought during the summer transfer window has worked well: Alireza JahanbakhshDuring the summer transfer window, Brighton and Hove Albion spend almost £60m on 10 new players.And manager Chris Hughton admits the new signings have yet to make an impact in the English Premier League.“I think it would be fair to say they haven’t hit the levels required yet,” said Hughton to Sky Sports.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“They all have different circumstances. One is about the form of the players. In Florin Andone’s situation, he came with an injury and had a couple of little problems that stopped his progress being as quick as he would have liked.”“Bernardo is a real talent at left-back and I think has got a bright future for us – but my choices have been a bit different and that can happen,” he added.“Of course if the team is doing well enough – and we have stated okay – you don’t make those changes. But I fully expect the new players we brought in to play a big part this season.”“I think that’s normal,” he said. “The progress of new players can be down to so many things; a settling in period, how well the team is going, what position they play etc.”last_img read more

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Community brightens Christmas for family displaced by fire

first_imgSeven stockings filled with goodies are hanging over a lit fireplace. Nearby, a 2-foot decorated tree is surrounded by packages. It’s a cheery Christmas spread, but this Felida family sees the meaning behind the gifts: generosity and hope.The Scovil family was displaced when a fire caused heavy smoke damage to their split-level home on Dec. 9. Since then, the family has relocated to a two-bedroom suite at a local hotel. On Saturday, a friend of daughter Nicole Scovil, 17, presented the family of five (plus two dogs, a gecko and two cats) with the Christmas presents, plus other essentials such as toiletries, blankets and clothes. It was a community effort.“I was touched and humbled,” Sandy Scovil said. “It was kind of like we’re going to be OK, we’re going to get through this.”She said she was amazed at how “wonderful and generous” people can be.This support network was powered, in part, by Katrina Cabalfin, who goes to school with Nicole at Skyview High School.When Katrina heard about the fire at the Scovil home, she decided to go to school, even though she had a concussion and was supposed to be out for the week. Katrina felt compelled to help after Nicole shared the story of the house fire at school, she said.“I was like, ‘Oh we have to help this family,’” Katrina said.She called various stores and got in touch with other students and teachers to get donations. Stores and businesses donated items and gift cards to the family.last_img read more

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Second Finance Bill to legislate for pensions advice exemption and company car

first_imgA second Finance Bill 2017 has been introduced into Parliament, which includes the introduction of an income tax exemption for the first £500 of employer-arranged pensions advice, company car tax bands, and the retrospective application of the money purchase annual allowance (MPAA).A number of measures were dropped from the Finance Bill 2017 after the snap general election was called on 8 June 2017 in order to ease its passage through Parliament. This included the reduction of the MPAA from £10,000 to £4,000, as well as the pensions advice tax exemption. At the time, Jane Ellison, former financial secretary to the Treasury, confirmed that the provisions withdrawn from the bill would be legislated for at the earliest opportunity at the start of the next Parliament.The slimmed down Finance Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017.The tax exemption for £500-worth of employer-arranged pensions advice replaces the current £150 cap. The new provision also broadens the scope of advice available to include general financial and tax issues relating to pensions. The new exemption would apply retrospectively from 6 April 2017.The reduction of the MPAA from £10,000 to £4,000 will also be effective from 6 April 2017. The reduction was first announced in the Autumn Statement 2016 by Chancellor Philip Hammond. This restricts the tax-relieved amount that individuals who have accessed their pension savings through the pension freedoms can contribute to their defined contribution (DC) pensions. In March 2017, the government confirmed that no transitional arrangements would be put in place, and that the MPAA reduction would apply to those who have accessed, or will access, their pensions flexibly, regardless of when the decision to make use of the freedoms occurred.The new Finance Bill also legislates for new tax bands for ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) for the purposes of calculating the taxable benefit of company cars. The percentage for cars that emit 0-50g/km of CO2 will be based upon carbon dioxide emissions and the distance the car can travel in pure electric mode – its electric range. The percentage for cars that emit 51g/km of CO2 or more will continue to be based on CO2 emissions. These changes result in graduated bands for cars with CO2 emissions of 50g/km of CO2 or below, as well as a band for cars with zero emissions. These changes will come into effect from the 2020-2021 tax year.A date for making good on benefits in kind (BIKs) that are not accounted for in real time through pay as you earn (PAYE) is among the other measures included in the second bill. This relates to a payment made by an employee in return for a BIK, which can reduce the value of the BIK to zero. The date of 6 July has been set for BIKs that give rise to a tax liability for the 2017-2018 tax year onwards. This measure does not impact existing legislation or dates for making good on BIKs that are payrolled.The second Finance Bill 2017 was introduced to Parliament on 8 September 2017. A second reading of the bill in the House of Commons is scheduled for 12 September 2017.Mel Stride, financial secretary to the Treasury and paymaster general, said: “A fair tax system is a key part of our plan to build a fairer society. The UK is a world leader in tackling tax avoidance and evasion, but we must continue to take action to ensure everyone pays their fair share. The Finance Bill will allow us to do just that by preventing companies and individuals from using complicated tax structures to avoid paying the tax they owe, and penalising people that help them to do it.”Lauren Pamma, head of fleet consultancy at Lex Autolease, said: “It’s good to see the 11 company car tax bands for ultra-low emission vehicles, first introduced in last year’s Autumn Statement, included in the new Finance Bill. It provides clarity for fleets and makes switching to electric vehicles much more appealing in the longer term.”last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE Age UK to discuss employee engagement at Employee Benefits Live

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Tammy Palmer (pictured), head of people development and engagement at charity Age UK, will discuss how community opportunities can work as a low-cost employee engagement tool at Employee Benefits Live 2017.The session, titled ‘Creative and cost-effective employee engagement strategies’, will form part of the employee engagement conference stream on Tuesday 10 October.In her session, Palmer will speak about how employers can engage a multi-generational workforce with their organisation’s brand and culture without having to invest in expensive schemes that may be unaffordable for some businesses, such as those in the voluntary sector.Palmer, in particular, will highlight her experiences at Age UK, describing how the organisation uses community volunteering and career opportunities, such as work experience, paid internships, a graduate programme and an apprenticeship programme, to encourage staff to become brand ambassadors for the charity.She will cite how an employee-led social media campaign bolstered the charity through a difficult business period, and how Age UK’s charity mission and goals influences its employee engagement proposition.She said: “I’m going to be talking about cost-light employee engagement opportunities, and flying the flag for the voluntary sector.“It doesn’t matter what sector [employers] work in, it doesn’t matter who [employers] are; [organisations] don’t have to throw millions of pounds at engagement opportunities. It’s about people coming together and sharing experiences, being part of something, and I think really, really crucially, it’s opportunity to give back to their community.“[Employee engagement is] nothing to do with money; it’s the way in which [employers] approach it and it’s the way in which staff responds to it. […] For me, it is about valuing everybody in [the] organisation and believing everybody in [the] organisation can and wants to contribute and finding the best way to get them to do that.”Employee Benefits Live 2017 will take place on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October at Olympia National, London.For more information or to book your place.last_img read more

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New App Helps Service Members Families Locate Military Discounts

first_img ADC AUTHOR Service members and their families now can have access to a new app that helps them find military discounts in their location.The communities of Savannah and Hinesville, Ga., near Fort Stewart, are among the most recent to gain access to the new app that allows local service members and their families to find the best military discounts in their area, Fox28Media reported.The app, Deal Patrol, was released in the area Wednesday and offers service members a comprehensive database of military discounts that are accessible through the free and user-friendly app.Deal Patrol, which has also been released in other military communities, is free through Apple’s App Store and Android’s Google Play. Once installed, service members and their families can use it wherever they travel, and businesses can also submit their military discounts using the app.Launched in 2018, Military Deal Patrol was founded by two veterans who recognized the need for a comprehensive and user-friendly app to find local military discounts.“When I was a cadet at the Air Force Academy, I was always looking for the places that had military discounts,” said Military Deal Patrol Co-Founder and CEO Gavin Light. “I thought, ‘why hasn’t anyone built a comprehensive database where all the discounts are easy to find?’ Everyone likes to save money. We’re making it easier for the military community.”Logo credit to Deal Patrollast_img read more

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Expand Your Ad Empire

first_imgApril 7, 2008 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. The coolest ad technologies aren’t the ones that cost the most–they’re the ones that engage users. Thankfully, this year’s crop of cool tools doesn’t require the kind of attention your MySpace page does. From reaching people on their mobile to enhancing your online videos, these innovative ad trends can set you apart as a tech-savvy company while reaching users right when they’re ready to buy–and encouraging them to buy more.Bar Codes With Extra Info Register Now » If you’ve already started making online videos related to your products or services, adding overlay ads–or letting customers create them–is almost a no-brainer. With overlays, instead of just slotting in pre-, mid- or post-roll ad spots that nobody wants to watch, your ads become a part of the content, Pop-Up Video style.”The more relevant you can make an ad to the content, the more the ad becomes the content. And this, in turn, drives far higher click-through rates,” says Robert Lane, whose Ottawa-based business,, is making overlay technology more accessible to businesses.The company allows anyone to take an online video and create overlay links in it for free. Then it gives you the code to embed your video on any website.’s affiliate program also gives incentives to third-party content creators to link to your products.Soon, customers will be able to click on ads like these during their favorite TV shows, making product placement even more marketable. “Commercial TV, like you know it now, will be history in five years,” says Warbasse. “Stage display, seamless point-and-click advertising is going to be all the rage.”Bluetooth BeamingThough much has been made about Bluetooth’s ad capabilities since it started gaining popularity on people’s cell phones, it has only recently become a viable advertising technology. More than 60 percent of North American mobile phones sport Bluetooth and many new laptops and other portable gadgets come enabled with the beaming tech.Through Bluetooth, consumers can download coupons, short videos and audio files. They can then forward the content to other Bluetooth users with a P2P connection. It’s most effective at targeting consumers as they’re entering stores or theaters, walking around trade shows or attending sporting events, since shoppers are particularly receptive to getting coupons right before they buy a product.Prime Point Media, a Norcross, Georgia-based company with a network of more than 700,000 Bluetooth-enabled outdoor ad spots that has carried ads for Pepsi and the U.S. Navy, sees high response rates for its ads. Prime Point president, Karen Robinson, says rates of 13 to 20 percent are typical because of the ads’ relevance, street-level position and call to action.Bluetooth isn’t just for large companies, either. Robinson says a multi-month campaign can start as low as $5,000. She says the secret to using Bluetooth advertising effectively is having compelling, relevant content and not abusing your relationship with consumers.Other up-and-coming ad spaces are also providing new ways to reach potential clients on their mobiles. Jangl, for one, offers ad-sponsored, number-free text and voice messaging through social networking and dating sites–similar to how Yahoo! tacks on ads at the end of its users’ mail messages. And as digital billboards continue to become more sophisticated and interactive, they’re offering a lot of creative, albeit power-gobbling, options for advertisers, though their price points tend to be a bit high for independent businesses.As ad technology continues to change and new ad spaces open up, keep your ear to your mobile, your Bluetooth on and your camera at the ready. And don’t shy away from trying something new.center_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals While you may think of “airline check-in” or “mail tracking” when you see the black-and-white squiggles that make up QR, or “Quick Response” codes, these 2-D data matrices are beginning to find their place in advertising.Already popular in Japan and parts of Europe and the United States, these square-shaped codes can turn a plain old paper ad into an opt-in part of your campaign. Customers scan them with their camera phones to get a hidden plain-text message, a person’s contact info, a redirect to a mobile website, or a song or image download.One QR campaign developed for the clothing industry by Philip Warbasse, founder of Los Angeles-based Warbasse Design, puts the codes on in-store apparel that allows shoppers to purchase sizes not in stock–right on their phones. The codes also offer customers a same-day in-store coupon, and other codes in the campaign help upsell the customer with a discount on a second item in the store if they buy it the same day.Since QR codes cost essentially nothing to produce, go create your own and download a reader for your phone while you’re at it from i-nigma. You can create simple promotions like coupons inexpensively and quickly. One caveat is making sure your promotion will appear on customers’ phones as you intend it to, which means hiring someone with mobile design experience if you’re offering anything other than a plain-text promotion.A QR campaign will work best if your audience includes lots of tech-savvy mobile aficionados, but as an early adopter, you may also be able to garner interest from people unaware of the technology. Customers may be curious about the spotted squares, and you may even be able to parlay your new campaign into press about your business’s cutting-edge ad techniques.Video Overlay Ads 5 min readlast_img read more

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Police release surveillance photo of Brussels bombing suspects

first_img New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Windows were blown out, ceilings collapsed and smoke poured through the building.(Twitter Photo)An hour after the airport blasts, a bomb went off in the subway. Another bomb was found at the airport and deactivated by authorities. “We are at war,” French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said after a crisis meeting in Paris. “We have been subjected for the last few months in Europe to acts of war.”European security officials have been bracing for a major attack for weeks, and warned that the Islamic State group was actively preparing to strike. The arrest Friday of a key suspect in the November attacks in Paris heightened those fears, as investigators said many more people were involved than originally thought, and that some are still on the loose.The Associated Press contributed to this report. The vital role family plays in society Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Police in Belgium have released a surveillance photo of the suspected terrorists who detonated bombs that killed 31 and injured nearly 200 at a European airport Tuesday morning.The photo was taken at the Brussels airport before the attacks.At least one of the airport blasts was attributed to a suicide bomber. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the carnage. In the photo, three men are seen strolling through the Zaventem terminal, pushing luggage carts. ABC News reported that two of the men may be dead and authorities were searching for the man in the hat.last_img read more

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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Tuesday, Jan. 13Todd Bowles is scheduled to spend the night in NY with him meeting with the Jets and then fly to Atlanta tomorrow— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 14, 2015 As teams around the NFL continue searching for candidates to fill vacancies in their organization, Cardinals fans wait with bated breath to see where Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles may end up. Bowles has reportedly interviewed with the Bears, the 49ers and the Falcons. But who had the best shot at snagging him?Here are the latest updates on Bowles’ interviews and potential hirers, according to league reporters: Top Stories A source with ESPN also said Bowles’ interview with the Falcons lasted five hours. The report also said Bowles would have current Cardinals quarterbacks coach Freddie Kitchens in mind for offensive coordinator. McDaniels is staying in New England. #Falcons might not wait for Quinn. Makes Bowles leading candidate at this juncture.— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) January 11, 2015 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires This is, of course, pending whether Bowles remains available. The New York Jets reportedly are very interested in Bowles as well. Where do #Jets stand with their coaching candidates: Dan Quinn and Todd Bowles have emerged above the others. May still talk to Gary Kubiak— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2015 confirmed reports Jets, Falcons want to interview Todd Bowles a 2nd time. per source, he did not have 2nd interview w/49ers.— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) January 12, 2015last_img read more

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AP Oscar predictions What will win what should w

first_imgAP Oscar predictions: What will win, what should win File-This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Sally Hawkins, left, and Doug Jones in a scene from the film “The Shape of Water.” Ahead of Sunday’s 90th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony that, at least at the end, should be a nail biter. Best Picture, No controversy, timely messages, a dash of fantasy and a love of movies, “The Shape of Water” seems to be the safe, if a little boring, front runner. (Kerry Hayes/Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP, File) LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Ahead of Sunday’s 90th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony that — at least at the end — should be a nail biter.BEST PICTUREThe Nominees: “Call Me by Your Name,” ”Darkest Hour,” ”Dunkirk,” ”Get Out,” ”Lady Bird,” ”Phantom Thread,” ”The Post,” ”The Shape of Water,” ”Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”BAHR:Will Win: No controversy, timely messages, a dash of fantasy and a love of movies, “The Shape of Water” seems to be the safe, if a little boring, front runner.Should Win: Aside from “Dunkirk,” which I saw three times in theatres, “Lady Bird” is the movie I want to watch over and over again. It is such an effortlessly perfect slice of life film that will be around far after this awards season noise comes to an end. The best picture category gets a bad reputation for all the times the award has gone to something that fades from memory a few years down the line. That wouldn’t be an issue with “Lady Bird.”Should Have Been a Contender: “The Florida Project,” Sean Baker’s loving and heartbreakingly honest portrait of the hidden homeless around the happiest place on earth was one of the great cinematic triumphs of the year.COYLE:Will Win: There are five movies with a legitimate shot to win, which makes this year more difficult than usual to call. I’m going to say Jordan Peele’s cultural sensation “Get Out” wins because it has two crucial things going for it: the all-important SAG ensemble nomination and a good shot at a recently highly predictive screenplay award. That, and it did more to re-energize genre filmmaking than anything in a decade.Should Win: I’d be thrilled if “Dunkirk,” ”Get Out,” ”Lady Bird” or “Phantom Thread” took home the top prize, but “Call Me By Your Name” stood apart for me. It’s a movie that feels like it has the windows open, and life just flows through it.Should Have Been a Contender: “The Florida Project” is a neo-realistic masterpiece of the first order. It’s staggeringly good.___BEST ACTORThe Nominees: Timothee Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”), Daniel Day-Lewis (“Phantom Thread”), Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”), Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”)BAHR:Will Win: Gary Oldman has won most of the major awards so far and there’s no reason he wouldn’t continue the streak at the Oscars, much to the chagrin of the internet’s darling, Timothee Chalamet, who will definitely get another shot at this award down the line.Should Win: There have been so many lame “Oscar-baity” biopics that it almost diminishes his achievement, but honestly, Gary Oldman’s full and complete transformation into Winston Churchill is something they should teach in acting (and makeup) classes forever.Should Have Been a Contender: Never in a million years would this have been a real Oscars possibility, but Robert Pattinson is so, so good as the bleached blonde Queens crook Connie Nikas who is trying to get his mentally handicapped brother out of jail in Josh and Bennie Safdie’s exhilarating indie “Good Time.”COYLE:Will Win: Oldman has this one in the bag.Should Win: I wouldn’t begrudge Oldman, an actor’s actor for decades, his moment in the sun. But I’ll say Day-Lewis, who we all know is simply the best there is. Maybe a surprise Oscar would coax him into rethinking retirement.Should Have Been a Contender: Adam Sandler was brilliant as the rumbled, divorced son of a famous sculptor in Noah Baumbach’s sibling drama “The Meyerowitz Stories.” But, yes, it’s tough to win an Academy Award the same year you star in “Sandy Wexler.”___BEST ACTRESSThe Nominees: Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”), Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”), Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”), Meryl Streep (“The Post”)BAHR:Will Win: It’s funny how uninspired the acting categories can seem when the same people win every award. This is Frances McDormand’s year, plain and simple.Should Win: This is an extremely tough category, not only because all of the performances are so good, but they’re good in different ways. Still, out of this batch, it was Margot Robbie who stretched herself beyond anything I might have assumed her capable of as the proud, defiant and unapologetic Tonya Harding. That shot of Robbie smearing on her stage blush while she tries to smile through the rising tears? It’s a classic.Should Have Been a Contender: There were quite a few great leading performances by women this year (Brooklynn Prince and Jennifer Lawrence among them), but Vicky Krieps is the one that sticks out as a real gem for her work in “Phantom Thread” as the smitten but never swoony Alma, whose flushed cheeks don’t make her seem weak, only more resolute.COYLE:Will Win: McDormand is a virtual lock.Should Win: “Three Billboards” wouldn’t exist without McDormand, who towers over the film like only she can. And Streep gave one of her most subtle performances in “The Post.” But most deserving is Ronan, who’s perpetually playing a jumble of emotions, most of them contradictory, at once.Should Have Been a Contender: Michelle Williams, the real standout in “All the Money in the World,” deserves a shoutout, as does Lawrence, who carries “mother!” But I don’t understand a world in which Prince isn’t nominated for “The Florida Project.” That she’s seven-years old doesn’t do anything to detract from one of the year’s most memorable performances. (And her fictional mom, Bria Vinaite, is equally good.)___BEST SUPPORTING ACTORThe Nominees: Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”), Woody Harrelson (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Richard Jenkins (“The Shape of Water”), Christopher Plummer (“All the Money in the World”), Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”)BAHR:Will Win: Sam Rockwell went big in “Three Billboards” as the racist cop who decides to (maybe) start rethinking (some of) his ways. Love it or hate it, but Rockwell is on a winning streak.Should Win: It is Willem Dafoe who gives “The Florida Project” its beating heart. He is the one person who even takes notice of the residents of that low-rent motel on the outskirts of Orlando. Dafoe makes every moment he’s in memorable, whether he’s escorting a suspicious character off of the property or just trying to count the rent money.Should Have Been a Contender: This is a stretch since he’s a true supporting character in a star-studded ensemble (and thus probably would never have been pushed for an actual nomination), but Bob Odenkirk was just phenomenal as Ben Bagdikian, the dogged and heart-achingly believable reporter who actually cracks the case, in “The Post.”COYLE:Will Win: Rockwell is the favourite but I smell an upset. There’s not much evidence for it. I just think good sense will prevail and Dafoe will win his first Oscar.Should Win: This category is awash in terrific character actors. Would it not be great to see Jenkins win? Would anyone not cheer seeing Harrelson at the podium? But Dafoe’s low-rent motel father-figure will go down as the iconic performance of the bunch.Should Have Been a Contender: Dee Rees’ Jim Crow-era “Mudbound” boasts an impressive and starry cast, but the most soulful performance comes from one of its cast members less-recognized names: Rob Morgan. As Hap Jackson, Morgan plays a weary but strong patriarch of a sharecropping family, living somewhere in between slavery and freedom.___BEST SUPPORING ACTRESSThe Nominees: Mary J. Blige (“Mudbound”), Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”), Lesley Manville (“Phantom Thread”), Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”), Octavia Spencer (“The Shape of Water”)BAHR:Will Win: Allison Janney, who is very excellent as the caustic, complicated mother LaVona in “I, Tonya,” and everyone has noticed.Should Win: Lesley Manville upstaged Daniel Day-Lewis (in a good way) as the steadfast Cyril, who can be sometimes terrifying and often funny and without whom the House of Woodcock (and “Phantom Thread”) would have come crashing to the ground.Should Have Been a Contender: Aside from Manville, there are few performances that gave me such joy as Michelle Pfeiffer’s wickedly funny intruder in “mother!” Her icy glares alone were enough for a nomination at least.COYLE:Will Win: Janney, a riot in “I, Tonya,” is the favourite.Should Win: Nothing could ever be wrong with the fantastic Janney winning an award. But I’d cast my non-existent vote for Metcalf, in her first film in almost a decade. Her character in “Lady Bird” is one of the finest working mothers I’ve ever seen in movies.Should Have Been a Contender: Rarely does a performer breakthrough the way Tiffany Haddish did in “Girls Trip.” A more sensible award show would reward Haddish, but the Oscars have the snobbiest attitudes about comedy. (See also the missing nod for Holly Hunter of “The Big Sick.”)___BEST DIRECTORThe Nominees: Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”), Jordan Peele (“Get Out”), Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Paul Thomas Anderson (“Phantom Thread”), Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”)BAHR:Will Win: Affable, undeniably talented, quick to drop an expletive and “in love with love and movies,” Guillermo del Toro is the likely pick for this year’s best director. Also, “The Shape of Water” could only have been made by him.Should Win: Although he’s been left on the cutting room floor this awards season, Christopher Nolan really should be getting more awards for his achievement with “Dunkirk.” Perhaps it came out too early, or didn’t have that extra performance component to keep its worthiness narrative alive? Maybe the film didn’t work as well in screener format as it did on the big screen. Whatever the reason, Nolan still made a masterpiece of suspense like we’ve never seen before.Should Have Been a Contender: Sean Baker is one of the most uniquely talented and truly visionary directors working today and if “The Florida Project” is any indication — which he shot on location with a tiny budget and mostly non actors — he is only getting better.COYLE:Will Win: Del Toro seems to have this locked up. With a win, he’ll join his friends and Mexican countrymen Alejandro Inarritu and Alfonso Cuaron. The “Three Amigos” will have won four of the last five best director awards.Should Win: I really have no idea. The filmmakers in this group are impossible to compare against each other; all of the movies are so singular to the director. Anderson’s impeccable comedy? Gerwig’s richness of lived-in detail? I don’t like choosing but Nolan’s feat in “Dunkirk” is a majestic creation of sight and sound.Should Have Been a Contender: No, documentary filmmakers are never considered for this award, for some reason. Wiseman, 88, took home an honorary Oscar in 2016, but he hasn’t slowed down. “Ex Libris: The New York Public Library” is his latest sprawling portrait of an institution worthy of deep appreciation. And these days, any still-working institution deserves our applause.___BEST DOCUMENTARYThe Nominees: “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” ”Faces Places,” ”Icarus,” ”Last Men in Aleppo,” ”Strong Island”BAHR:Will Win: Perhaps it is because she really doesn’t care and isn’t afraid to call the Governors Awards the “fake Oscars,” but Agnes Varda and her cardboard cutout and two-toned hair have become the unlikely stars of the awards season.Should Win: Never mind that “Faces Places” isn’t even the best documentary Varda has made (that would be “The Gleaners and I”) — it’s about time Varda gets one of the little gold men (the (asterisk)real(asterisk) one).Should Have Been a Contender: When I saw Brett Morgen’s transcendent Jane Goodall documentary “Jane,” I assumed it would win the Oscar. In another baffling documentary category oversight, it wasn’t even nominated.COYLE:Will Win: Varda and JR’s “Face Places” has the edge, and for good reason. It’s simply a joy, never mind that it’s a radiant capstone for the 89-year-old Varda.Should Win: I’ll be rooting for “Faces Places” but don’t overlook the two powerful docs about American injustice. Yance Ford’s “Strong Island” is potent, gut-wrenching personal filmmaking. And Steve James’ “Abacus” details the perverse ironies behind the only U.S. bank that faced criminal charges after the 2008 financial crisis.Should Have Been a Contender: Bill Morrison’s “Dawson City: Frozen Time” is a masterpiece that unearths lost histories in both the Yukon and silent-movie Hollywood, through the discovery of reels of frozen nitrate film.___BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMThe Nominees: “A Fantastic Woman,” Chile; “The Insult,” Lebanon; “Loveless,” Russia; “On Body and Soul,” Hungary; “The Square,” SwedenBAHR:Will Win: The biggest conversation-starter of the bunch is Ruben Ostlund’s “The Square,” which I believe will work to its benefit in a crowded field of worthy and interesting films. Also, it has the benefit of that must-see banquet scene with Terry Notary.Should Win: Sometimes the most obvious choice is the right one too: “The Square.”Should Have Been a Contender: The incredibly moving look at the AIDS epidemic in France with near universal acclaim, “BPM (Beats per Minute)” was a big oversight in the foreign language category.COYLE:Will Win: I think Ostlund’s Palme d’Or-winner “The Square” takes it.Should Win: “Loveless,” Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s follow-up to his Oscar-nominated “Leviathan,” is a staggeringly grim portrait of a sick Russian society. To say the least, Zvyagintsev doesn’t mess around.Should Have Been a Contender: The oversight of “BPM” is inexplicable. 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The Supreme Court by this decision has also unwritten some past judicial wrongs and has also set in motion the wheels to unwritten some future ones. since the right to move courts for the enforcement of Article 21 is suspended, which have often landed him in trouble, first-generation Indian-American boy whose love for western pop culture comes into conflict with his father’s traditions. could not have acted alone and that some others were involved in the horrific crime. File image of Rajnath Singh. Related News Ahead of? Rs 30, The Socialist Party and allies won just 44, but ended up striking way on to the left of the goal post.

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The device is backed by a 4000 mAh non-removable and features a fingerprint scanner on the back.It has a metal uni-body design that we’ve come to see in many of the budget phones nowadays and like other Lenovo phones this one too comes with Dolby Atmos-powered sound Read: Lenovo K6 Power review: Budget smartphone with extensive battery life In our reviewof the device we were impressed with the K6 Power’sUI and battery with the overall performance not being too bad either If you’re looking for a phone that won’t die Lenovo K6 Power is a solid bet Even with heavy usage like gaming and watching a lot of videos this phone lasts a day For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: IANS | Nairobi | Updated: May 20 2017 5:16 pm The Communication Authority of Kenya said National KE-CIRT is working with other government agencies banks telecoms academia and IT experts to enhance security of Kenya’s cyber infrastructure (Image for representation Source: Reuter) Related News At least 19 organisations in Kenya have been affected by the ransomware virus in an ongoing global hacking attackCommunication Authority of Kenya (CA) on Friday issued the update noting the “WannaCryptor” virus has infected networks and computers the East African nation The number is an increase from the previous five reported on May 13 by the authority in an attack that has affected over half a million users globally as anxiety mounts amid today’s deadline issued by the hackers Xinhua reported “The authority will continue working with stakeholders to mitigate the effects of such instances while encouraging parties to put in place preventive mechanisms” said the authority’s director-general Francis Wangusi Information and Communication Technology Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru had named Kenyan banks as among institutions targeted in the large-scale attack against computers worldwide that began last week He noted the software encrypts systems and denies the owner access to them while the perpetrators demand payment using Bitcoin to allow access Also Read:WannaCry ransomware attack: List of Indian states that have been affected “Individuals and organisations are discouraged from paying the ransom as this does not guarantee access will be restored” said Wangusi The authority formed the National Kenya Computer Incident Response Team (National KE-CIRT) to help in the coordination of fighting the virus CA said National KE-CIRT is working with other government agencies banks telecoms academia and information technology experts to enhance security of Kenya’s cyber infrastructure Almost 80 percent of Kenya’s servers are based on Windows another 16 percent on unix or the Linux variant making the country vulnerable Industry experts noted that more companies are likely to be targeted before the end of the hacker’s deadline but added tracking the firms may present a challenge as many businesses are likely to shy away from publicising the attacks Tens of thousands of computer users around the world are anxious as the deadline to pay ransom issued by hackers is set to end today “WannaCry” has exposed the widespread susceptibility of computers across the globe with Kenyan experts asking firms to backup data in flash drives and cloud For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsHyderabad: Urging the government media film industry and others to raise awareness on the attacks against children Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi Thursday said that girls who become victims should get respect as they are not responsible for the abuse against them "The government popular media cinema and of course social media . especially nowadays should take the lead in it and mainstream media So media has to play an important role" he said File image of Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi Reuters Satyarthi who was in Hyderabad as part of his ‘Bharat Yatra’ against child sexual abuse and trafficking told PTI "I am working with educational institutions everywhere during the march Industry is a very important partner So all have to come together" Calling for a change in the "age old mindset" of victims and their families living in fear he suggested that those who become "predators" against child victims should be socially boycotted "Finally I would say that people who are responsible may it be the family members may it be an outsider who turn predators have to be socially boycotted They should be named and shamed" he said The girls who become victims should get respect as they are not responsible for the abuse against them he said "Whereas the girls who are the victims they should get respect because they are not responsible for that Unfortunately in our society the girls are stigmatised and that should not happen Because no girl who is a victim loses her dignity or her honour" he said The Nobel laureate said he is involving faith leaders to promote awareness as they have huge following "The laws which are there have to be properly implemented There is a strong law POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) That is not properly being enforced Last year 15000 cases were registered Only four percent conviction six percent acquittal and 90 per cent pendency "It will take 10 years to 40 years in different states to dispose of those cases So that has to be changed" Satyarthi said Several performances such as folk arts, has not specified any particular amount for the compensation. 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