Alan Johnson will be a tough political rival

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Share Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Alan Johnson will be a tough political rival Sunday 10 October 2010 11:38 pm THE knives are already out for Alan Johnson, Labour’s new shadow chancellor, who was welcomed by his opposite number with a thinly-veiled jibe. “I haven’t come across him directly because he’s never held any economic portfolio before,” George Osborne said on learning of his appointment. Tory MPs, along with a few Labour ones, are queuing up to say he cannot possibly master the brief because he hasn’t got a university degree – let alone an economics one – and left school at 15 with no qualifications. Others point out, with a wry smile and raised eyebrow, that he used to be a postman, as if this somehow renders him incapable of being chancellor. It’s true that Johnson’s poor knowledge of economics will be his Achilles heel. Just as Osborne, a history graduate, struggled to land blows on Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling, Johnson won’t be able catch his sparring partner out as much as he’d like. But Labour’s best economist, Ed Balls, would have been a toxic choice; the Tories were desperate for Ed Miliband to give him the job. Aside from his rather crucial weakness, Johnson will be a formidable opponent. His time as home secretary passed without a hitch, with none of the disasters that destroyed his predecessors, as did his swift ascent through the ministerial ranks. A former trade unionist, he is loved by the left, but is as Blairite as they come. He is also undoubtedly the Labour party’s best media performer, with a knack of making the most ridiculous policy sound entirely reasonable.Johnson does, of course, have flaws. He follows the Ken Clarke approach to hard work, believing there is more to life than politics. That’s fine when you’re in government, with armies of officials to support you, but opposition – something Johnson has never known – is a tough slog.The Tories used to have sleepless nights at the thought of Johnson challenging Brown, and leading Labour into the election. They can’t now pretend that he’s not a serious threat. last_img read more

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Asia Live Tech plans for 2019

first_img Asia Live Tech plans for 2019 Sports betting Email Address At ICE 2019, Erwin Dickman, marketing manager at Asia Live Tech, spoke with iGB about the company’s plans for this year, including for their cryptocurrency offerings and HTML5 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter At ICE 2019, Erwin Dickman, marketing manager at Asia Live Tech, spoke with iGB about the company’s plans for this year, including for their cryptocurrency offerings and HTML5.As the first BitCoin provider in Asia, Asia Live Tech has witnessed significant changes in the space from regulations to use cases. While there is a need for guidance and structure to the technology and its implementation, Dickman says the future is bright. Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation 22nd March 2019 | By Josephine Watsonlast_img read more

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National Grid shares were down 12% last week. Is it a good time to buy?

first_img Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. At the start of July, National Grid (LSE: NG) shares were trading at nearly 1,000p. But over the next week, these gains were lost, with the share price dropping to around 850p. It currently trades at 870p. So at this low price, is it the perfect time to buy?What caused the National Grid share price drop?Two things caused this share price fall. Firstly, its dividend of 32p per share went ex-dividend on 2 July. This means that shareholders who buy the stock on or after the ex-dividend date are not entitled to the upcoming payment, and the stock will trade without its subsequent dividend value. It’s therefore no surprise that the share price headed downwards.  This is also the case when any stock goes ex-dividend, so the drop in the National Grid share price on this date is not a surprise or a worry. 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…More of a worry for National Grid shareholders was the news that Ofgem is planning to cut customers’ bills. This means that less of the consumer’s money will go towards the company’s profits, and more will be used for service and infrastructure improvements. The firm subsequently said it was “extremely disappointed” by the announcement. As a result, National Grid shares fell nearly 6% on the day.So why buy now?While this recent announcement may hit National Grid profits, it is still a very reliable stock. People will always need power, and as a natural monopoly, National Grid is in a leading position to provide this. But future growth could be slow, so it is not as a growth stock that I would buy. Instead, National Grid shares tempt me purely for income.After the recent pullback, the dividend currently yields 5.6%. This is especially tempting as so many other FTSE 100 companies have recently cut or cancelled their dividends. The company also adopts a policy of increasing its dividend by at least as much as RPI inflation each year, and this was the case again this year, despite the difficult economic climate. But while this is a strong dividend, and the payment this year demonstrates its reliability, I do have some concerns. Firstly, profits  have actually fallen in recent years. For example, operating profits in 2016 totalled over £4bn, whereas last year they were only £2.78bn.  Seeing as dividends are paid from the company profits, it therefore seems unsustainable that the dividend can continue rising unless profits also increase. I cannot see significant profit growth, especially after the recent Ofgem announcement. In addition, there is over £30bn of debt on the balance sheet. This is compared to just £2bn of cash, and £19bn of shareholder’s equity. Such a large amount of debt is a risk moving forward, and the company will need to address this.The final analysisAll in all, I’m not buying National Grid shares after the recent dip. Although I think that the dividend and share price should remain stable over the next few years, I prefer an income stock with growth opportunities as well. 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In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Stuart Blair | Monday, 13th July, 2020 | More on: NG National Grid shares were down 12% last week. Is it a good time to buy? Enter Your Email Address Stuart Blair has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Stuart Blairlast_img read more

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The Vault House / OBBA

first_imgArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: OBBA Area Area of this architecture project Structural Engineer: The Vault House / OBBA “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Hadong-gun, South Korea Houses Year:  Construction:Heenam YangSite Area:528.50 m2Site Coverage Area:94.59 m2Building To Land Ratio:17.89% (Max. 100%)Floor Area Ration:17.89% (Max. 20%)Architects In Charge:Sojung Lee, Sangjoon KwakDesign Team:Hyunjin Choi, Daae Kim, Sunhee YoonCity:Hadong-gunCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. When did this happen? The faces of our city have lost their characters. Dull façade of apartment buildings surrounds city and streets full of cars are gradually turning into a dreary parking lot. The moment where a street meets a building is cut off by a faceless wall and the space between houses has turned into unidentifiable space with a wall separating them.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinSave this picture!Site planSave this picture!© Kyungsub ShinIf you look into the definition of a wall, it is an architectural structure designed to protect inside from outside primarily from intrusion, to define a boundary and to block views from outside for personal privacy. Between what and what is a wall defining a boundary? From what does a wall distinguish something? Is a wall used to distinguish the boundaries of my private land, or to show off my status? Or is it used carelessly regardless of its function?Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinThe project is a small house of 82 m2, in Bipa-ri, Hadong in Gyeongsangnamdo. Three brothers in their 50s who were born and raised in the town but now live with their own family in the city wished to build a new house for their elderly mother on where the old house used to be.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinThe site is basically surrounded by endless farmland on its all sides. However, trains pass by on its Southeast and Bipa Island boasts its small but impressive forest of green pine trees all year round on its Northwest. Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinOur biggest concern about this project was defining the relationship between private space and the rest in a countryside where all sides are open to crop fields. Fence wall is generally installed along the boundary of the entire site, away from the actual house. In this case, however, we incorporated the fence wall as a part of the building in order to create several types of intermediate/transitory space between private and public space.Save this picture!© Jaekyung KimThe building has an enigmatic face. It is difficult to tell which is the main entrance or how is the house arranged. Curvilinear brick walls wrap around the house and an elegant/neat/orderly entrance is hidden next to a slit on the brick wall.Save this picture!PlanThe house is composed of a living room with generous openings toward the North and South, and a master bedroom and two guest bedrooms on the East. Each end of the living room has a small pocket garden formed by the curvy brick walls. The curvy wall on the North has an arch shaped opening on top that allows view toward the greens of Bipa Island from the living room. The one on the South with an arch shaped opening on the bottom blocks wind and noise from the railroad while the opening visually and physically connects the space with the backyard behind the wall.Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinA guest bedroom on the East also has pocket garden which is enclosed by a semi-circular wall with a diameter of 7.5m, extended from the house’s wall. The extended wall prepares for future changes that may come due to the newly built railway station, blocks noise from the streets that will be expanded due to the city’s plan, and ensures privacy of the residents. There is a small opening on the bottom of the wall for neighboring dogs and cats to freely pass through. One of the master bedroom’s wall and kitchen’s wall grows out similarly to screen the bedroom from the streets and to provide shades and storage space for the kitchen, respectively.Save this picture!Section 01Save this picture!Section 02By designing fence wall, which is commonly treated as an entity independent from the building, the house could be more functional and acquire more flexible form. Furthermore, the transitory spaces created by extended curvy walls allow richer spatial experience and add character to the moment where they meet with public space. Save this picture!© Kyungsub ShinWe look forward to see intriguing moments characterized by with intermediate spaces between two different spaces and a connecting point anticipating to be filled with excitement.Save this picture!© Jaekyung KimProject gallerySee allShow lessWenzhou Dalton Elementary School / FAX ARCHITECTSSelected ProjectsMuay Thai Space / BWAOSelected Projects Share 2017center_img The Vault House / OBBASave this projectSaveThe Vault House / OBBASave this picture!© Kyungsub Shin+ 28 Share Area:  95 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Eagon, Kujungmaru, Samhan C1 Thekujo, Byungsoon Park Photographs Photographs:  Kyungsub Shin, Jaekyung Kim Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project MEP Engineering: IECO Engineering “COPY” South Korea CopyAbout this officeOBBAOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHadong-gunSouth KoreaPublished on November 22, 2017Cite: “The Vault House / OBBA” 21 Nov 2017. 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New code of practice for volunteer fundraising

first_imgNew code of practice for volunteer fundraising Howard Lake | 12 January 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. It also covers issues that arise the volunteer carrying out the fundraising is a celebrity.Rob Jackson, Volunteering Development Manager at RNIB and Chair of the Working Party, said: “This code establishes, for the first time, the standards charities should follow when working with volunteer fundraisers. With millions of people volunteering to fundraise for good causes every year, the code is a critical step towards improving their experience and making them want to come back for more”.The Code should be used not only by the managers of volunteer fundraisers, but also by trustees and senior management who will need to establish a volunteer policy and to define how their range of volunteer fundraising activities fit within the definitions laid out within the Code. The new Volunteer Fundraising Code can be downloaded at no charge from the Institute of Fundraising’s website, where a template letter containing ./guidance for ‘in aid of’ volunteer fundraisers is also available.center_img The Institute of Fundraising has published its first best practice code for volunteer fundraising.The Volunteer Fundraising Code, the 22nd developed by the Institute of Fundraising, has been published at the start of the UK’s Year of the Volunteer to help organisations manage the 16 million volunteers that fundraise for voluntary organisations.It offers guidelines for organisations working with volunteer fundraisers, and differentiates between volunteers that are acting ‘on behalf of’ an organisation (where the responsibility lies with the charity) and ‘in aid of’ an organisation (where the responsibility remains with the volunteer). The Code incorporates tailored ./guidance for managing both types of volunteer. Advertisement  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Volunteeringlast_img read more

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The Strange, The Bizarre, and the Just Plain Silly

first_img The Strange, The Bizarre, and the Just Plain Silly Home Commentary The Strange, The Bizarre, and the Just Plain Silly SHARE Facebook Twitter During an average day there are hundreds of items that flow into my e-mail inbox. Some of these are important news items that become part of the news that Hoosier Ag Today produces each day. A large number end up in my junk folder because they are just that junk. Then there are those items that defy easy classification: some are strange, others are bizarre and some are just plain silly. Here are a few samples from the past few weeks.In an effort to be on the cutting edge of the NO GMO fad, some companies are making drastic changes and losing customers rather than gaining them. Ben and Jerry’s ice cream has always been a bit over the edge when it came to being socially progressive. I mean, how many other international brands employ a “social mission activism manager?”  The ice cream maker has set out to replace 50 different flavors of ice cream with non-GMO ingredients. The problem is they can’t find that many. For example, the Heath Bar was the central part of their Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, but since the Heath Bar is made with products that are (gasp) GMO, the Heath bar had to go. The move however, is not going over well with customers and anti-GMO groups.Customers are complaining the new formulation does not taste as good as the original. In fact, there is even a social media petition to bring back the old formulation. Anti -GMO groups are also upset because the corporation that owns Ben and Jerry’s,  Unilever,  is a member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the group that last week sued Vermont over the GMO labeling law.  Perhaps the next flavor should be Hippo Hypocrisy, since Ben and Jerry’s was a major force behind the passage of the Vermont GMO labeling law. Did you know that HSUS is using your donations to buy body armor?  According to Humane Watch, HSUS has created “seizure teams” that take the law into their own hands and rush in to rescue animals they say need saving. They even have very official looking badges for these team members. Now they are outfitting these team members with bullet proof body armor. To me this seems a little scary, but Humane Watch suggests I file this in the silly file.  “Here’s why this is silly: HSUS does occasionally assist law enforcement in conducting raids on dogfighters. But there’s no way that any law enforcement agency would ever put volunteers in a situation where they might be in the line of fire. The police will make arrests, and HSUS will assist in collecting evidence/seizing dogs afterward. If there really was any danger, law enforcement would not be letting HSUS roam around filming promotional videos, and the other personnel would also be wearing body armor. They aren’t. In other words, this is all about showmanship, just like the phony badges. What next, an AR-15? A tactical shield?”It is still legal to drink chocolate milk in Connecticut.  Connecticut school children who enjoy chocolate milk are being granted a reprieve. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed an education bill last week that included language potentially prohibiting the sale of nonfat chocolate milk in schools. The ban was apparently an inadvertent result of an effort to reduce sodium levels in beverages provided in Connecticut school cafeterias, as required by federal law. But in his veto message, Malloy said all milk producers add some sodium to their nonfat chocolate milk to counteract the bitterness caused by adding cocoa to the milk.I have been saving the best for last. During an on-line debate over animal care (these occur daily on social media channels), I saw the most incredible statement made by someone opposed to “factory farming”. These so called discussions usually consist of name calling and restating misconceptions. When someone from the ag community attempts to explain what really happens on livestock farms today, they are called liars or employees of Monsanto.  This is especially frustrating to farmers since it is obvious from their comments that those opposing modern livestock production have no idea what they are talking about nor have they bothered to find out the truth for themselves. Thus, while I was a bit astonished, I was not really surprised when someone who was bashing “factory farms” said in all sincerity, “I know that those farms are like, I drove past one once.”I will plan to share a few more of these gems later on this summer. Something tells me I will have no shortage of material from which to choose. By Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleIndiana Ag Trade Mission UnderwayNext articleMore Delays for Indiana Spraying and Sidedressing Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Jun 15, 2014 last_img read more

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What we’re reading: Bombs, Trump and Tweets

first_imgCourtesy of Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times Alexa Hines Breaking barriers: Trailblazing women in sports media Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook Twitter What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Alexa Hines ReddIt Alexa is the Audience Engagement Editor for TCU360. She is a journalism major and Spanish minor from Orange County, California. In her free time, Alexa loves reading about and watching sports. Tunnel of Oppression highlights different groups, encourages change Alexa Hines Seniors react to postponing May Commencement + posts Linkedin Alexa Hines ReddIt Alexa Hines Twitter Linkedin Alumnus to reopen local bar What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Previous articleThe Skiff: October 25, 2018Next articleFogelson Honors Forum looks to the future of higher education Alexa Hines RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printWe’re back and we’re reading – everything from “ABC News” to “BBC News.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and policy. Today we’ve got updates on the mail bombs, a drug initiative and tweets by President Trump.Total mail bombs: 12Two additional bombs, addressed to Senator Cory Booker and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, were intercepted Friday morning.The package addressed to Booker was intercepted in Florida, while Clapper’s was found in New York. The FBI confirmed that these packages were “similar in appearance” to the other 10 mail bombs found this week.Who were all the mail bombs sent to? Here’s the running list of who and where they were sent.Investor George Soros (New York)President Bill and Hillary Clinton (New York)President Barack Obama (D.C.)Former Attorney General Eric Holder (Florida)Democratic US Rep. Maxine Waters (1 in Los Angeles, another in Maryland)Former CIA Director John Brennan (New York)Former Vice President Joe Biden (2 in Delaware)Actor Robert De Niro (New York)Senator Cory Booker (1 intercepted in Florida)Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (New York)Now, the FBI is zeroing in on one postal facility.All eyes on FloridaFBI investigators are looking into a US Postal Service facility in Opa-locka, Florida, northwest of Miami. Investigators have searched through the mail facility and security footage looking for any leads.Authorities arrested Cesar Sayoc in Florida on Friday.According to local police officers, the postal facility also has a bomb squad and canine unit on site with federal officials.Authorities have branded the mail bombs as an act of terrorism, even though the explosives might not have even been made to work.Lower drug pricingPresident Donald Trump proposed to lower drug prices on Thursday, saying the prices should be based on other countries’ prices. He said Medicare should pay for some prescription drugs based on other industrial countries’ costs. The change would save the government and Medicare beneficiaries a lot of money. The proposal would not go into effect until 2019 or possibly early 2020.This initiative is just one of the many initiatives proposed by the White House as the midterm elections approach. Trump says turn aroundIn his usual medium, Twitter, President Trump warned the migrant caravan Thursday to turn around.To those in the Caravan, turnaround, we are not letting people into the United States illegally. Go back to your Country and if you want, apply for citizenship like millions of others are doing!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2018The President’s tweet came hours after a U.S. official confirmed around 800 troops will be sent to the U.S-Mexico border to assist the National Guard and Homeland Security. It is unclear which units will be deployed and why they are deployed. It’s important to note that federal law prohibits the use of active duty service members for law enforcement inside the United States, unless signed off and authorized by Congress.Trump’s early morning tweetAt 3 a.m. President Trump was active on Twitter. President Trump addressed CNN as he claimed he was the one being blamed for the mail bombs being sent to Democratic officials and others.Trump’s early Friday morning tweet said ‘‘Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, can criticize me at will, even blaming me for the current spate of Bombs and ridiculously comparing this to September 11th and the Oklahoma City bombing, yet when I criticize them they go wild and scream, ‘it’s just not Presidential!’’’CNN is a usual target for Trump’s tweets. According to the Trump Twitter Archive, a website that archives the President’s tweets, President Trump has tweeted about CNN more than 260 times since he announced his candidacy in June 2015. California slams TrumpCalifornia will submit a repudiation of President Trump’s proposal to freeze the fuel-efficiency standards for the United States’ cars and trucks. The state officials call the freeze, which would be in effect until 2026, “flawed” and “illegal.”The 400-page rejection claims this proposal would worsen the air quality and harm the wallets of Americans. This document also foreshadows a potential legal battle between the federal government, California and many other states. No comment has been made from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. California’s rejection joins more than 72,000 comments on the proposal. That’s all for today. Check back Monday for more. Facebooklast_img read more

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Fears Letterkenny General’s Gynecological ward may close

first_img Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton A Donegal Deputy has expressed deep concern that drastic cuts to frontline health services in Donegal are being secretly planned to tackle the budget crisis in the health service.The HSE overspend was €280m at the end of May and is expected to hit over €500m at the end of year.Deputy Charlie McConalogue says the Government is now planning to rein in all of this overspend over the four months left in the year.Meanwhile there is speculation that Letterkenny General Hospital’s Gynecological ward could be shut down in order to free up staff for the hospital’s new medical block.Today is statement the HSE said it is currently exploring options to allow it to redeploy resources in order to open the new Medical Block at Letterkenny General Hospital.These discussions are ongoing at the moment, and we will be happy to come back to you when we have finalised a more defined plan. Facebook By News Highland – August 17, 2012 Google+ Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp News Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Previous articleStrabane teenager’s death in 1976 to be re-examined by policeNext articleCouncillor: Cross border gang stealing metals in Derry and Donegal News Highland Fears Letterkenny General’s Gynecological ward may closelast_img read more

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FF seek to address “discrimination” in Tenant Purchase Scheme

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal FF seek to address “discrimination” in Tenant Purchase Scheme Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Pinterest Homepage BannerNews By admin – July 20, 2016 Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img People who live on private estates, but rent from their local council – may soon be able to buy their property as a discounted rate.Later today Fianna Fail will bring a bill before the Dail which they say corrects an anomaly for local authority tenants. It’s an issue that’s been raised on a number of occasions in the Donegal County Council chamber.;Those living on council estates already have the right to buy back their rented property, Donegal TD Charlie Mc Conalogue believes it’s only fair council tenants on private estates have the same chance………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Previous articleGovernment must act speedily on Child Medical Card commitment – CopeNext articleSecurity alert ongoing in Strabane admin Twitterlast_img read more

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Matters Of Education Must Be Left To Educationists: SC Holds M.Ed Is A Postgraduate Degree [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesMatters Of Education Must Be Left To Educationists: SC Holds M.Ed Is A Postgraduate Degree [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Oct 2020 11:19 PMShare This – xMatters of education must be left to educationists, observed the Supreme Court while setting aside an Allahabad High Court judgment which held that an M.Ed. qualified person could not be appointed to the post of Assistant Professor in Education.A three judge bench held that the M.Ed. degree is a postgraduate degree.Uttar Pradesh Higher Education Service Selection Commission…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginMatters of education must be left to educationists, observed the Supreme Court while setting aside an Allahabad High Court judgment which held that an M.Ed. qualified person could not be appointed to the post of Assistant Professor in Education.A three judge bench held that the M.Ed. degree is a postgraduate degree.Uttar Pradesh Higher Education Service Selection Commission invited applications for the post of Assistant Professors in various subjects, including ‘Education’. Later, the UPHESSC issued a corrigendum which clarified that M.Ed. Degree can be treated as an equivalent degree to M.A. (Education) for the purposes of appointment to the post of Assistant Professor. The High Court, allowing the writ petition filed by a few candidates, quashed the corrigendum and observed that while M.A. (Education) is a master’s degree in the subject concerned, M.Ed. is not so, as it is only a training qualification.In appeal, the bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Aniruddha Bose and Krishna Murari noted that M.Ed. qualifies itself as a master’s programme in Education and is even recognised by the UGC and NCTE as such. The Court said:”There is no doubt about the M.Ed. degree being a post graduate degree, in view of not only what the UGC stated before us, but having promulgated the relevant Regulations as far back as 2010 as amended from time to time. The issue of equivalence has been rightly considered by the NCTE and while recognising some distinct aspects of two the degrees, it has clearly stated that for the job of Assistant Professors (Education), both are eligible.”The court, however, clarified that it is not as if a person with an M.Ed. degree is eligible for all the posts which were advertised for Science, Arts and others. The court said:”Their eligibility has been found only for the post of Assistant Professor (Education), which is directly relatable to the subject to be taught. We do not think the fact that both M.Ed. and M.A. (Education) degree-holders have to take a common test for the purposes of NET is conclusive, but it is one of the factors to be considered, and once the expert body being the NCTE, inter alia, has taken that aspect into consideration apart from other factors to opine equivalence for the purpose of appointment to the post of Assistant Professor in Education, it would not be appropriate to take a contra view.”The court noted that UPHESSC had sought the opinion of the expert panel, and thereafter took a decision, permitting M.Ed. degree as an eligible qualification for appointment. While setting aside the High Court judgment, the bench further remarked:”We say so in view of the fact that matters of education must be left to educationists, of course subject to being governed by the relevant statutes and regulations. It is not the function of this Court to sit as an expert body over the decision of the experts, especially when the experts are all eminent people as apparent from the names as set out. This aspect has received judicial imprimatur even earlier and it is not that we are saying something new.”Case name: ANAND YADAV vs. STATE OF UTTAR PRADESHCase no. : CIVIL APPEAL NO. 2850 OF 2020 Coram: Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Aniruddha Bose and Krishna MurariCounsel: Sr. Adv P.S. Patwalia and Sr. Adv Meenakshi AroraClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

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Deceased dog found dumped in drain in Burnfoot

first_img Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – January 20, 2021 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 A dog has been found dumped in a drain in Burnfoot.The ISPCA say they received a call from a member of the public regarding the deceased German shepherd found near Ballinahone.ISPCA Senior Inspector Kevin McGinley says he responded to a call from a member of the public and described the discovery as gruesome.The body of the female German shepherd was found wrapped in a plastic shower curtain and dumped in a drain Ballinahone, Burnfoot.He says it is shocking and irresponsible to discover an animal discarded in this manner, clearly showing no respect for either the dog or the environment.The deceased dog was scanned for a microchip and no chip was present making it difficult to locate the owner.Investigations are continuing and the ISPCA are appealing to the public to come forward to assist with inquiries. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Pinterest Previous articleLOI Season to kick off March 19thNext articleCara 2021 Run to be virtual News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Deceased dog found dumped in drain in Burnfoot Pinterest Twitter Facebook Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Strong storm system moving toward East Coast with more flash flooding possible

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Heavy rain fell overnight, stranding cars in flooded streets in the Philadelphia metro area. The rain was a precursor to another day of wet weather up and down the East Coast. Areas just south and east of Philadelphia got a whopping 4 to 6 inches of rain since Wednesday. In addition, severe storms caused damage in several parts of the country Wednesday night, including a possible tornado in Greenville, Texas, and damaging winds up to 70 mph in Little Rock, Arkansas. Finally, the stagnant stationary weather pattern will begin to move on Thursday, with more heavy rain and severe storms moving from the Midwest into the Northeast Thursday.Flash flood watches remain in place Thursday morning from Illinois to New Jersey.There are over 52 million people at risk for more severe storms Thursday, including along the East Coast from New York to Georgia and Alabama. The area will see damaging winds, hail and even a few tornadoes.Severe storms are also possible in the Plains Thursday, from Colorado to Iowa, where damaging winds and hail will be the biggest threat, but a tornado is possible.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Oxford reacts to Brexit

first_imgYesterday morning, 24th June, the BBC announced that the UK had voted to leave the European Union in a referendum which will shape the political landscape for years to come.Oxford residents, on the other hand, voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU, with 70.3% in favour of remaining. The turnout in the city was 72.3%.After relentless campaigning for both sides in the city before the vote, the announcement that the UK will invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and begin negotiations to formally withdraw from the Union has ricocheted around the city.“This can represent a great opportunity for us to work with our friends in Europe and the rest of the world,” said a spokesperson for Oxford Students for Britain, a pro-Brexit campaign group. “We would also like to express the utmost respect for the campaigners on the other side who have been committed to their cause and maintained a high quality of debate on our campus.”“We remain students, contemporaries, and friends together regardless of the outcome.”Oxford University itself released a statement today on its website.  “UK membership of the EU has supported our broader vision for Oxford as a global hub for intellectual engagement,” it read, “however, the University recognised that individuals held differing views, and encouraged open debate on the issues.”“A democratic decision has been made and Oxford will continue as one of the world’s outstanding universities, playing a leading role in shaping the UK’s future.”A number of colleges have also sent emails to their members, reassuring them that they will continue their commitment to social diversity and calling on them to support one another in this transition period.Jan Nedvidek, ex-President of OUCA, said  that “whatever our views on Brexit might be, we now have to make sure Britain gets the best deal possible, and that we continue to cooperate closely with our European allies.”“Understandably, people are upset, but we have to keep going.”Oxford Students For Europe have been contacted for comment.last_img read more

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Tread Lightly: Worn Tires Put Drivers at Risk

first_imgKathy WarfieldAdmin. Assistant,Public/Government AffairsAAA Northeast Dear Editor:Afternoon downpours could spell disaster for millions of road trippers this summer, thanks to an unlikely suspect – tires. New research from AAA reveals that driving on relatively worn tires at highway speeds in wet conditions can increase average stopping distances by a staggering 43 percent, or an additional 87 feet — more than the length of a semi-trailer truck when compared to new tires.With nearly 800,000 crashes occurring on wet roads each year, AAA urges drivers to check tread depth, replace tires proactively, and increase following distances significantly during rainy conditions.In partnership with the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center, AAA conducted testing to understand performance differences at highway speeds between new all-season tires and those worn to a tread depth of 4/32” on wet pavement. AAA research found that: *Compared to new tires, tires worn to a tread depth of just 4/32” exhibit: *An average *increased stopping distance of 87 feet for a passenger car and 86 feet for a light truck.A 33 percent reduction in handling ability, for a passenger car and 28 percent for the light truck on average.While AAA’s research found that tire performance does vary by brand, price is not necessarily an indicator of quality.“With newer cars going longer intervals between routine maintenance at automotive service facilities, drivers may not become alerted to the fact their tires are too worn until it’s too late,” warned Nielsen. “Slip an upside-down quarter between your tire grooves and look at Washington’s head – if you can see all of it, it’s time to start shopping for new tires.”Unfortunately, current industry guidelines and state laws and regulations frequently recommend that drivers wait until tread depth reaches 2/32” to replace tires. Not only does this recommendation jeopardize a driver’s safety, it minimizes manufacturer warranty costs and is often paired with environmental concerns. By prioritizing safety, AAA maintains that tires should be replaced once the tread depth reaches 4/32”, when stopping distances have already begun to deteriorate significantly. AAA’s comprehensive evaluation of tire tread laws and regulations across U.S. states found a state requirements range from inadequate to non-existent.In wet conditions, tires can completely lose contact with the road and skid, also known as hydroplaning. The depth of a tire’s tread plays a significant role: the lower the tread depth, the more likely a car will hydroplane. AAA recommends the following precautions for drivers navigating rain soaked roads: *Avoid the use of cruise control in order to respond quickly if the car loses traction with the road. *Reduce speed and avoid hard braking and making sharp turns. *Increase following distance to allow for ample space if a sudden stop occurs. *If the vehicle begins to hydroplane, gently ease off the accelerator and steer in the direction the vehicle should go until traction is regained. Do not brake forcefully as this can cause the vehicle to skid. last_img read more

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Bus service between Notre Dame and Chicago airports resumes March 3rd

first_img By Tommie Lee – February 26, 2020 0 298 Bus service between Notre Dame and Chicago airports resumes March 3rd WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Facebook Google+ Pinterest Google+ Pinterest IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleSome Berrien County schools could start before Labor DayNext articleIndiana lawmakers agree on tougher tobacco sales penalties Tommie Lee A person walks along the lakeshore, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Chicago. A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures on Wednesday, triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses, and prompting the U.S. Postal Service to take the rare step of suspending mail delivery to a wide swath of the region. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato) It’s been about three months, but bus service between South Bend and Chicago will resume in March.The Indiana Airport Supersaver buses stopped running at the end of last year between Chicago’s airports and the University of Notre Dame.Tuesday, Royal Excursion said on Facebook that the service would resume on March 3. The fare from the Campus to Chicago on that date will be $10. WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

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Wither the handshake?

first_imgLong-held habits have disappeared overnight as social distancing has become both a rallying cry and the new normal for millions of Americans in the age of the novel coronavirus. But keeping at least six feet from another person ­— the guideline issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ­— is a challenge for people accustomed to saying hello and goodbye with hugs and kisses.And what about the handshake?Some have begun to wonder if the universal form of greeting, of acknowledgement, of sealing a deal may become a thing of the past. In recent weeks the practice has rapidly vanished, replaced by fist bumps and peace signs, head nods and foot taps, all in an effort to limit the close contact that helps the virus spread.Response to the pandemic changes daily, and stricter social-distancing measures, government aid, and testing have all increased dramatically since the Gazette spoke with William Hanage, associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, earlier in the month. Hanage said he hopes the handshake is just on extended hiatus, but for now he’s keeping his hands away from anyone else’s.“When I go to my neighborhood sports bar and see my friend who works there, I give him a big handshake and a hug. I love it. I am not one of those people who in winter and virus season carries around hand sanitizer and uses it a great deal,” said Hanage, who stopped shaking hands several weeks ago. “The major difference is that here we are dealing with a disease to which we have no immunity, and to which we can pretty sure we are going to be getting exposed.”While the human hand is a nifty carrier of viruses, germs, and bacteria, the human body’s immune system is typically equally gifted at coping should one, say, touch their eyes, nose, or mouth. But with the novel coronavirus raging, said Hanage, for the moment all bets are off. “People accompany these gestures with a little laugh, as if to reassure each other that the superficially aggressive displays are new conventions in a contagious time and offered in a spirit of camaraderie.” — Steven Pinker, Harvard’s Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology “People say that the close study of infectious diseases goes one of two ways, either you become incredibly paranoid, or you eat the peanut butter toast that fell face down. I am the latter. That is what I do for a living. I sit there and think, ‘Evolution has given me this amazing immune system, this fantastic, phenomenal thing which allows me to recognize and squash most of the stuff that I am likely to encounter.’ Now is not one of those times.“Because this is a pandemic, because there is virtually no population immunity, and because we know that people can transmit while being either presymptomatic or showing minimal symptoms, every handshake that you have runs the risk of exposing you or the person you are shaking hands with to the virus.”Even the elbow bump puts people in closer contact than Hanage thinks is truly safe. Instead, he recommends the Hindu namaste greeting: a slight bow, with the hands pressed together in a prayer pose over the heart.“Handshaking is just one of the ways that we are more likely to become infected, and so it’s a really easy thing to remember to do something else,” said Hanage. “There are multiple different options that are available to say ‘hi’ to your friend that don’t entail getting quite so close. Because every time you are getting close, you might transmit to them, or they might transmit to you.”When will it be safe to shake hands again? Like many experts tracking the disease’s course, Hanage can’t give an exact timeline. Still, he does think it will happen “in the distant future when the virus is under control.” “I sit there and think, ‘Evolution has given me this amazing immune system … which allows me to recognize and squash most of the stuff that I am likely to encounter.’ Now is not one of those times.” — William Hanage, associate professor of epidemiology When it comes to the handshake and the coronavirus, “fear of contagion could certainly change the conventions as well,” noted Pinker, “but with an interesting twist.”“Displays guided by Darwinian antithesis are just those that spread germs ­— contact, proximity, and exposure of the mouth and nose — whereas sanitary conventions like fist-bumps and elbow-taps go against the grain of intuitive friendliness. That explains why, at least in my experience, people accompany these gestures with a little laugh, as if to reassure each other that the superficially aggressive displays are new conventions in a contagious time and offered in a spirit of camaraderie.” But why are we so attached to such a gesture, one that some say originated in ancient times as a way to show a potential foe that you were unarmed? The answer likely has something to do with our DNA, according to Steven Pinker, Harvard’s Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology who points to the “Principle of Antithesis” detailed in Charles Darwin’s “Expression of Emotion in Animals and Man.”“In order to display a friendly, nonthreatening intent, animals often evolve a display that is the joint-for-joint, muscle-for-muscle opposite of their display for aggression. So a friendly dog assumes the opposite posture from an aggressive dog: instead of a rigid tail and body with the head poised forward as if to attack, it will crouch, look upward, and wag its tail,” Pinker wrote in an email. “In the case of humans, too, friendly displays tend to be the antithesis of threatening ones: our hands are open rather than clenched, our arms are supinated, we approach the other person closely rather than keeping the wary distance of two fighters, and we expose vulnerable body parts like our lips and neck.”Through time, every culture has to adopt conventions about which gestures are put into practice, said Pinker, “to eliminate any ambiguity about just how friendly the intent is.”Conventions differ across cultures, he points out.“Many Americans were taken aback when George W. Bush held hands with his Saudi counterpart, since a quick handshake is the maximum touching sanctioned for American men,” Pinker said. New tool will help leaders make informed decisions as hospitals prepare for COVID-19 patients App predicts hospital capacity The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.center_img Jeffrey Frankel cites domino effect of problems in China, huge U.S. deficit, likely decline in jobs and spending Why odds of a coronavirus recession have risen Researchers prepare for next year and beyond Related Designing a coronavirus vaccinelast_img read more

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Group reviews election policy

first_imgIn preparation for upcoming elections, Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) reviewed election policies at Wednesday’s meeting. “We [SGA] have to approve the election policies before we can publicize them to the student body,” student body president Rachael Chesley said. All of the election policies and a list of violations will be available on the student government website. Women’s Health and Wellness Commissioner Brianne Suckow said the grade point average (GPA) policy states that students running for office must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of election as stated in the official election policies. “I think that it is important to demonstrate the importance of education, but some people during last year’s election mentioned how this made it difficult to find a running mate,” Suckow said. “I think it’s something to discuss.” Student Diversity Board President Morgan Gay agreed, suggesting that the GPA minimum had the potential to exclude candidates, who, aside from their academic history, may have great leadership skills. “I feel like there are a ton of great leaders out there, but this [GPA requirement] may be the only thing that is stopping them from running,” Gay said. Other board members, including Technology Commissioner Laura Ruiz, said the 3.0 GPA stipulation was a standard to which those running for student government should adhere. “Classes are hard. Saint Mary’s is demanding, but I think that as far as representing the best of the best, as student government should do, having a minimum 3.0 GPA is a good line to draw for a minimum,” Ruiz said. “We are supposed to represent the best.” Chesley added statistics to the conversation regarding students at Saint Mary’s and GPAs that she had gathered from the registrar: the median GPA of Saint Mary’s students is 3.295, the mean or average GPA is 3.221, and the total number of students with a 3.0 or above GPA is over 1,000. SGA passed a motion to maintain the 3.0 GPA requirement. The group changed election policies to clarify that a student is not eligible to run for office if she is planning on studying abroad for a semester or academic year during her tenure in office. Voting will take place Feb. 24 for SGA, Residence Hall Association (RHA), and Student Diversity Board (SDB). Voting for class boards will be March 3. “One thing we were passionate about was making sure that the information for elections was open for all students, not just those who have had previous experience with student government,” Chesley said.last_img read more

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Republican election watch ends in disappointment

first_imgThe Notre Dame College Republican election watch only met disappointment when incumbent President Barack Obama beat former Gov. Mitt Romney with enough electoral votes to claim another four years in office Friday night. The crowd spent the night eating pizza and refreshing their newsfeeds as they followed Fox News election alerts in LaFortune Ballroom, but the room emptied when media sources began to call the race as Obama’s. Deirdre O’Leary, a Saint Mary’s freshman from Philadelphia, Penn., watched with the club as her home state went blue. “I’m actually pretty shocked,” O’Leary said. “A couple of hours ago, it looked completely turned around. It didn’t seem it would be predicted as early as it was. I thought Mitt Romney was going to pull it out. I honestly thought he was going to win.” The atmosphere at the College Republicans watch was one of solidarity for O’Leary. “I wanted to watch the presidential results tonight with people with similar views to mine,” she said. “I was considering staying in my dorm with my little interactive map, but I just really wanted to be here in this atmosphere.” For the majority of issues, O’Leary said she allied with the Republican Party. “I think the Republican government will teach people how to be productive and create jobs that will help them get on their feet and really give people the motivation to succeed,” she said. “That’s what America is all about. I think we all need to get America back to work.” O’Leary, who voted via absentee ballot last month, said she thought students in general were afraid to state their views publicly. “You see it on Facebook,” she said. “If someone posts one thing about voting for Obama or Mitt Romney, 50 people comment and attack them.” As the night progressed, the crowd cheered for each state win for the Republican ticket, such as North Carolina and Missouri. Saint Mary’s freshman Gloria Zeiger shared the Republican victories with fellow party members, but she said she expected the Democratic win throughout the night. “I thought Barack Obama was going to win the whole time because incumbent presidents almost always win,” Zeiger said. As a South Bend resident, Zeiger went to the Marshall County polling booth Tuesday morning to cast her ballot. She said she voted mostly Republican.  “I came because I liked knowing I’m not the only Republican around, because sometimes it does feel like that,” she said. “I think it’s important for us to stand up and show that young people have opinions.” Sophomore Mark Gianfalla, the social affairs director for College Republicans, said he saw good debates coming from each candidate, and each big ticket issue affected the swing states differently. “The American people elected the president they wanted, obviously not the person that I wanted, but that’s the beauty of the Electoral College,” he said. Gianfalla, who is from Riverhead, N.Y., called himself “a little voice in a democratic state.” “I think it’s sad that a lot of people on both sides don’t do as much research as they could and vote blindly,” Gianfalla said. “I think there’s room for improvement for people educating themselves on the issues. I’m looking forward to midterm elections in two years, and I hope the president’s four years are positive years for our country.”last_img read more

Read More » Culturalist Challenge: Who Should Play Elphaba in Wicked?

first_img Wicked The whole staff can’t get enough of Culturalist, the awesome website that lets you rank and create your own top ten lists. In fact, we love it so much, we’ve decided to partner with them! Every week, we’re bringing you a new Broadway-themed topic for you to rank on We’ll announce the ten most popular choices on the new episode of The Show every Wednesday! Related Shows Last week, Hedwig took the top spot for the best new Broadway-themed Halloween costume of 2014. This week, we want you to think green in honor of Wicked’s 11th Broadway anniversary! There’s a whole bunch of great stage and screen stars who have never played Elphaba—and we want to change that. So we want to know: Which actresses would you like to see go green in Oz? To start us off, news writer Ryan McPhee posted his list of dream Elphabas here! from $95.00 STEP 3 — PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top ten list. If you like it, click the “publish” button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist account yet, you will be asked to create one or sign in with Facebook at this point.) Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the November 5 episode of The Show. STEP 1 — SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your ten favorites and click the “continue” button. View Comments STEP 2 — RANK: Reorder your ten choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button. Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.last_img read more

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Green Mountain Electrical Inspectors support VTC electrical program

first_imgVermont Technical College,The Green Mountain Chapter of International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) has donated $1,000 in support of the Electrical Apprenticeship program offered through the Technology Extension Division at Vermont Technical College. The IAEI has been a strong supporter of both the program and college in the past, and annually awards prizes to the top students in the Electrical 1 and Electrical 4 programs. Historically, the prize for the top student in Electrical 1 has been a full tool kit assembled and donated by Klein Tools. The prize for the top student in the Electrical 4 program is a year’s membership in the IAEI, a certificate for a free 15-hour Code Update course worth more than $100, and a 2011 National Electric Code book. ‘The Green Mountain Chapter of the IAEI is a strong supporter of the Vermont Apprenticeship Program and we’re glad to help in any way we can,’ said Andrew Rea, Chapter President. The college will use this year’s donation to help pay for catering and other costs associated with the Apprenticeship graduation ceremony scheduled for April 9th. Randolph Center, VT, April 1 –last_img read more

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First new home set at Weston’s Mobile Home Park

first_imgThe mobile home de-construction team headed by Lt. Governor Phil Scott and Secretary of Commerce and Community Development Lawrence Miller gathered this morning at Weston’s Park in Berlin for the delivery of the first new mobile home since the flood.  Today’s delivery marks a significant step forward for the park, where 70 homes were substantially damaged by Irene. The team headed by Lt. Gov. Scott and Secretary Miller removed 30 of those homes over the past two weeks at no cost to the homeowners. By working with contractors, community organizers and state officials, the team substantially reduced the cost of removal by lining up several homes for on-site demolition in the same park at the same time. Individual mobile home disposal typically involves trucking the unit out of the park and, when done one at a time, can cost upwards of $3,500. Thanks to successful fundraising by the Vermont Community Foundation and the Vermont Long Term Disaster Recovery Group, the team was eventually able to offer the service completely free of charge to mobile home owners without spending any taxpayer dollars.   This morning, the team announced another major donor to the project. Bond Auto Parts stepped forward with a $50,000 contribution, which will help to fund the ongoing de-construction work in mobile home parks around the state. The team prepared to finish up work today at Patterson’s Mobile Home Park in Duxbury, where 15 mobile homes were removed. Next week, contractors will move on to Whalley’s in Waterbury, and then on to parks in Woodstock and Brattleboro. Residents Bob and Patty Goodell, owners of the new mobile home that was delivered to Weston’s this morning, said they were thrilled that they would be in their new home in time for Thanksgiving. “The last two and a half months have felt like two and a half years,” Patty Goodell said, “but we’re so grateful to park owner Ellery Packard and to Lt. Governor Scott and his team for making this happen.” “In our work so far, we’ve removed 45 homes and filled 100 dumpsters,” Scott said. “But the true measures of success here are the homeowners and the park owners who will have a clean slate and be able to move forward with their lives.”last_img read more

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UFOs, Bigfoot, and the Brown Mountain Lights

first_imgThe paranormal is more than a Halloween prank to Josh Warren. It’s the final frontier of exploration.“A lot of people get touched in this building. There’s lots of hair pulling,” Josh Warren says, addressing a group of 30 or so people, most of whom are probably hoping they get their hair pulled at some point tonight. We’re gathered in the bar/lobby of a mega-dance club on the edge of downtown Asheville looking for ghosts. Actually, it’s three different clubs in one massive building, originally built in 1924 as a YWCA. For a decade, the building was a school. Now, people dance here and occasionally see ghosts. We’re going to follow Warren through the building’s tunnels, basement, and closets with an arsenal of ghost-hunting meters in hopes of making contact with the spirits that supposedly still walk the dark halls. If you believe Warren’s over-arching theory about paranormal activity, we might be getting a peek into another dimension. Welcome to the new frontier of exploration. Asheville native Joshua Warren will be your guide.Warren is decked out in black suit pants, dark purple shirt, and black vest. He has a gold Masonic ring on one hand and a deep voice made for radio. He just turned 36, but has been working in the paranormal field for 20 years, publishing his first book of scary stories at 14 and writing his first articles for the Asheville Citizen-Times at the age of 16. Later in the evening, a man old enough to be Warren’s father will approach him tentatively and gush about how Warren’s work has inspired him to become a ghost hunter himself. Warren is one of the leading paranormal investigators in the country. He has a radio show, a new mystery museum, more ghost tours than he can count, has authored 12 books, and is a regular talking head on news and cable programs concerned with things that go bump in the night. Now, Warren is getting his turn on the national stage as a key investigator on the Paranormal Papparazzi, a new Travel Channel show that sends Warren and his cohorts to all corners of the country to investigate paranormal claims. Warren looks for UFO’s in Texas, the Lizard Man in South Carolina, and digs into potential military conspiracies in North Carolina. Whether you believe in Bigfoot or not, you can’t deny the entertainment quality of the show, which is modeled after the fast-paced celebrity news show TMZ.Tonight, a group of fans and amateur ghost hunters is following Warren through the ‘20s era building, crawling through tunnels, peeking into closets, and exploring a swanky penthouse apartment. Guests of the club have reported encounters with ghosts, from hair pulling to full-on apparitions. Legends of deaths surround the building and the original club owner’s ashes are on display in the penthouse apartment on the top floor. Creepy? How about this: there’s an empty indoor pool…in the basement. Tell me, how do you not see a ghost when you’re standing in the deep end of an indoor pool in the dark holding an EMF meter?“I love haunted, creepy mansions. This place continues to amaze me,” Warren tells us while giving us a tour of the building, which feels a bit like a maze with small hallways and steep stairwells. We’re participating in one of the first paranormal investigations of this building. It’s the beginning of a year-long study Warren is hoping to undergo. His team has already gotten impressive results (a partial apparition, physical contact, meters showing strong electromagnetic fluctuations) in a short time. The group is excited as we crawl into an earthen tunnel near the building’s boiler room where one of Warren’s team experienced physical contact with a ghost on a previous night. But Warren didn’t make his name with just ghosts. If anything, the man is best known for his extensive study of the Brown Mountain Lights, a paranormal phenomenon that has baffled scientists in all fields for decades.On the edge of Pisgah National Forest, at the base of North Carolina’s High Country, people have reported seeing bright, floating balls of light rising from the low-lying ridge of Brown Mountain. The Cherokee saw the lights well before Europeans showed up. Since settlement, thousands have witnessed the lights, which have been newspaper fodder since the early 1900s. The U.S. government has investigated the phenomenon at least three times since the 1920s. The Smithsonian Institute has even poked into the mystery behind the glowing orbs, but no institution has released a definitive explanation of the lights.“Brown Mountain is the closest thing the Southern Appalachians has to the Bermuda Triangle,” Warren says. “Basically, all you have is a mountain in Pisgah where people see weird lights sometimes. But it has become a blank slate where every person can project his or her beliefs onto it. Ghosts, Native American legends, UFOs, conspiracy theories…whatever you’re into, you can find a theory for the Brown Mountain Lights. Even with scientists. Chemists think it’s gases, astronomers think it’s an optical illusion, physicists think it’s plasma. It’s a multi-faceted phantasmagoria of odd beliefs.”Brown MountainJosh Warren (right) scans the Brown Mountain overlook for clues to the mysterious lights.Some witnesses say the lights are prophetic and appear before significant events. Others insist the lights are conscious beings that can communicate. People have “lost time” while witnessing the lights. Warren spent 15 years studying the phenomenon, digging through the various legends, collecting first person accounts, and working with a variety of scientists in hopes of solving the mystery behind these floating balls of light. According to Warren, the mystery behind the Brown Mountain Lights isn’t paranormal at all. It’s natural.“I think most of the lights are the product of a natural phenomenon similar to ball lightning being produced by geological conditions,” Warren says. “There’s a reason why it’s been a mystery for so long. These lights are the product of obscure variables that are tough to recreate and test scientifically.”Brown Mountain is full of tunnels with rushing water. It’s also made of layers of quartz and magnetite and iron, which are known electrical conductors. According to Warren, if the weather patterns align (heavy rain, cold air) with the KP Index (a measurement of how disturbed the earth’s magnetic field is), and the amount of carbon in the air, the mountain becomes a big electrical capacitor as rushing water charges layers of the rock with electricity, releasing plasma balls similar to ball lightning. Warren was able to recreate the phenomenon in a lab, creating similar plasma balls by recreating the variables at Brown Mountain on a tiny scale. The experiment and his findings landed Warren on the cover of the science journal, Electric Space Craft Journal.“I take a skeptical approach to my paranormal investigations, because if I don’t look over every detail before I present it to the public, I’ll look like an idiot. I’m always looking for holes and weaknesses. The paranormal is the last option I look at,” Warren says. “But, the scientific explanation of Brown Mountain’s lights doesn’t account for the strange stories surrounding those lights. We have to accept that we’ve only uncovered some of the beta. We don’t know the whole story of Brown Mountain. It begins with a natural phenomenon, but the effect begins to spin off in other directions. If you have that much energy concentrated in one place, maybe that allows people to see other dimensions?”Which brings us to Bigfoot.Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, has been spotted by hikers, bikers, truck drivers, farmers, and accountants all across the country, from the suburbs of Florida to the dank forests of Washington State. Every year, people spend thousands of dollars on equipment and countless hours in the field doing what they consider legitimate research in hopes of uncovering the physical evidence to support what they whole-heartedly believe–that there is a species of man-like apes lurking somewhere deep in the Great American Forest. Warren has a unique theory about the mythical man/beast.“Here’s the Bigfoot conundrum,” Warren says. “Thousands of people have claimed they’ve seen Bigfoot, but there’s no physical evidence to prove an 800-pound ape is running around every state in the country. So everybody who says they’ve seen Bigfoot is either wrong, or lying. But they can’t all be full of it. I’ve talked with enough level-headed witnesses to know that many of these people believe they saw Bigfoot. They believe it and I believe them. I view Bigfoot not as a physical thing, but as an apparition, or an inter-dimensional experience.”In other words, people are getting a glimpse at another world, parallel to our world.  It sounds like the stuff of Alice in Wonderland and, more recently, TV shows like Fringe. For some, the idea of a multi-dimensional universe, where other planes exist around us beyond our perception, can be tougher to swallow than the notion of a massive ape surviving for centuries in their backyard. But Warren’s notion of multiple dimensions is actually based on a popular theory in physics called string theory, which proposes our universe has 11 different dimensions, only four of which we can currently perceive–three spatial dimensions (like longitude, latitude, and elevation), and time.According to Warren, a place like Brown Mountain, because of the tunnels of rushing water and quartzite, might act as a sort of paranormal portal enabling us to tap into these other dimensions.“If a place is supercharged with electromagnetic energy, we may be able to glimpse these things that are outside of our own dimension. You get a glimpse of the other side, then it disappears. It’s frustrating for scientists because you can’t recreate the scenario. Science needs repeatability.”Though Warren can’t test his notion of multiple dimensions (in his defense, string theory can’t yet be tested either), the investigator believes it might be the glue that holds all of the paranormal phenomena people experience in this world together. Ghosts, UFOs, cryptids like Bigfoot and Chupacabra…all glimpses at another dimension. It’s a unifying theory detailed in his latest book, The Secret Wisdom of Kukulkan.There’s no mention of multiple dimensions as we explore a former dressing room on the third floor of the ancient YWCA. This is where the hair-pulling ghost supposedly hangs out. We set up laser-pointing light grids, and crank up EMF meters and EVP recorders. Some people have downloaded ghost-hunting apps for their iPhone. Strange things happen. Women in our group get groped inexplicably. Intense headaches come and go. But no one sees a ghost. Still, Warren is excited about the night, and the prospect of exploring the building further.“The world is much more complex than we can grasp. How do you begin to address the most puzzling questions facing mankind?” Warren asks as we finish the YWCA investigation. “There are easier ways to make a living, but this is what excites me. It makes me feel alive to be on the edge of what we know and what we don’t know. It’s the explorer’s instinct. A lot of exploration has already been done. Not only have we been to the moon, I can look at your house from space while sitting at my computer. But this—ghosts and cryptids—this is the last great adventure.”Four Paranormal Sites Worth Checking Out1. Brown Mountain Lights Stories of the lights extend back to the Native Americans. They rise against the ridge and disappear into the night sky. You can see them today, particularly after a rain on a cold evening, from the Brown Mountain Overlook on NC Highway 181 outside of Morganton.2. Judacalla Rock The largest petroglyph in North Carolina, Judacalla is a 16-foot by 11-foot soapstone boulder with markings unlike any other petroglyphs. The unique nature of the markings has baffled archeologists for decades. Archeologists estimate the petroglyphs predate the Cherokee Indians. Cherokee legend states the rock was created by a mythical giant that controlled the weather and jumped from mountain to mountain.3. MOTHMANSightings of a large bird-like man were reported over the course of a year in the mid-60s in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The Mothman reportedly had 10-foot-long wings and glowing red eyes. The sightings stopped abruptly after the collapse of the Silver Bridge, which killed 46 people. However, several sightings have been reported in recent years. There’s also a statue in Point Pleasant.4. Ringing Rocks ParkThis is a boulder field high on a hill in Pennsylvania that contains thousands of large rocks that sound like bells when they’re struck. Scientists know the rocks are volcanic, but no one can explain why they ring like bells. Interestingly, Pennsylvania is one of the top 10 states for UFO sightings, according to the National UFO Reporting Center.last_img read more

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Pirate Mama: National Geographic Endorsed Research

first_imgI have a confession to make here.First, though, let me share some good news. It’s official – we’ll be contributing to National Geographic endorsed organization Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation.  We’ll collect water samples this winter while we sail around the Virgin Islands. Invisible to the naked eye, microscopic pieces of plastic pose a devastating threat to our waterways. We’ll send samples back to the lab where they will be studied for the microscopic plastic content and will become part of a comprehensive dataset used to effect change.Now for the confession – I struggled with how to best tell this news. Nobody wants to be a holier-than-thou-pollution-truth-teller wagging her finger at everyone’s plastic habits. Besides, that would make me the biggest hypocrite in the Southeast. I’m guilty of using plastic disposable diapers when my son, Tobin, was a baby and buying liter after liter of water when I couldn’t find the lid to my Nalgene bottle.I can imagine with perfect clarity how one of Tobin’s diapers, soaked with rain and bloated to fifty times it’s original size, would disintegrate into little plastic beads and seep into the groundwater, flowing through storm drains all the way to creeks and rivers. Even back then, when Tobin was an infant, I imagined the environmental danger of all those plastic diapers (sometimes more than six a day!) I used to keep him dry and clean.ky1I told myself I was doing the best I could, as a sleep-deprived single mama juggling a full-time office gig with caring for an infant. I excused myself from the ordeal of cloth diapers. In my mind, they were for someone else with more energy and resources, perhaps a partner or close family nearby. I was doing the best I could just to get by.I’m not in that place anymore. Now I can do better, and so I must. As I learn about these microscopic bits of plastic, I realize that if I’m brushing my teeth and spitting glistening magical cleaning bubbles over the port side of the boat and then taking water samples on the starboard side, I’m part of the problem. If I’m bemoaning the fact that I can’t eat fresh-caught local fish because they contain bits of plastic as I rub sunscreen containing microscopic pieces of plastic into my skin and then go for a swim, I’m partially to blame.ky3It’s tempting to point the finger at big business or locals who litter, but the more I learn about microplastics I realize that most plastics in the ocean got there because of a consumer. Sure, plastics such as water bottles, bags, six-pack rings, and packing material put marine life at risk, but the microscopic particles could be truly insidious. We are all part of the problem. By taking small changes that we incorporate into our lives daily, we can make a difference.We’ve added a video about the Microplastics project to our Kickstarter page along with opportunities for businesses to sponsor the water sample process.Follow along as I reveal how I’m cutting back on my plastic consumption and fessing up when I fall short. Join us in being a bigger part of a solution than the problem by contributing to our Kickstarter campaign.last_img read more

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Olympics: Usain Bolt’s sprinting toward greatness

first_imgBy Dialogo July 19, 2012 In the 100-meter dash, Bolt is the current world (9.58 seconds) and Olympic (9.69 seconds) record holder and also owns both marks in the 200-meter dash (19.30). Overall, he has three gold medals and five championship titles. And while the native of Trelawny had just four weeks to fine-tune his slow starts, one aspect of his game he didn’t need to work on was his confidence. Still regarded by many as the fastest man alive, Bolt is known for his colorful showmanship, such as using a fire extinguisher on his feet after crossing the finish line, implying he was running so fast they were ablaze. “At the end of London 2012, I want to go into the press conference and say before anyone asks me a question that ‘You are now looking at a living legend,’” he told reporters. “That’s what I want to say before that last press conference after my 200-meter final.” Bolt also is active in social media, touting nearly 556,000 followers on Twitter. He tweets everything from pictures of his meals, images of him relaxing before a race to shots of him playing video games with fans. That’s why Bolt will have much more at stake at next month’s games than just a spot on the medal podium – he will have his global image on the line. Forbes magazine reported Bolt earned around US$20.3 million the past 12 months as he commands tens of millions of dollars in sponsorship deals with companies like Puma and Nissan. But Bolt doesn’t just let that money sit in the bank or spend it frivolously. The star runner has established the Usain Bolt Foundation, which helps poor and underprivileged children. Last month, Bolt and the organization visited the Dare to Care hospice in Spanish Town. There, he interacted with 68 children who are HIV-positive. He donated US$100,000 and signed autographs and handed out PUMA tops, caps and shoes to the children. “Giving back is just as good as getting,” Bolt told reporters. Blake is the best. He is number one, the top of the top. dude, you’re great, just by creating the Usain Bolt Foundation for underprivileged children. Hats off to you, you’re awesome. You contribute this way by helping all these people who need assistance, may GOD always enlighten your way. Excellent with a huge heart. Hopefully there is one Ecuadorian who can win a medal. He is now showing his full potential and he is already a speed legend. It is good that he doesn’t get blinded by the money, being from a poor family and much better if he is altruistic… I wish him the best. Really BOLT is a motivation and an excellent person and congratulations for the Foundation Bolt is a very good person and very good-hearted person. I had no idea that he had a foundation for poor children, that´s fantastic. That is why God helps him and always accompanies him. May God accompany him always, he deserves it. In addition to having a good heart he is a good athlete. Good luck forever. What a wonderful way of being this great athlete. To think of helping people or children with health problems is something that deserves praise. I would like other athletes and many personalities to follow this example. I am moved by the phrase “hands that give receive.” The color doesn’t matter, but the kindness that this athlete shows by taking care of those children in need. May God bless you for these gestures toward humanity. I admire you so much because you are not only a great athlete but you also have a big heart. I CONGRATULATE you for both reasons. Few people have those two virtues. Bolt is a man of values, he helps those who need it and transmits life in each of his movements. He is worthy to be a role model to those who have resources but that do not share them with others. Good luck BOLT. You are the best of all times CARLOS ALVARADO ECUADOR you’re the planet’s fastest man, Boltttt. Good for Jamaica, that is a small island but with a huge sports heart. It is an example of courage and commitment for powers like the United States. CONGRATULATIONS. A great example is this athlete and he teaches us that what if one sets a goal, one can accomplish it with much discipline and determination. And I like that he helps children and young people through an organization. God bless you. With the humility that the Jamaican has and the faith that he has in God, he achieves the best. He only needs to make the effort. A great example is this athlete and he teaches us that what if one sets a goal, one can accomplish it with much discipline and determination. And I like that he helps children and young people through an organization. God bless him. In my country we have a good runner, Mr. Nery Brenes, which won a first place in a World Championships in athletics. But now in the London Olympics unfortunately he did not get good results in these games, but I have faith in him. How elegant it is to be in the Olympics Olympic, how good jxjxjxjxjx¿¿¿ Félix Sánchez, we feel proud that he is from D.R. Truly, Usain Bolt is the fastest man on Earth and he proved this in London 2012. He left behind all his rivals and I’m happy for the Jamaicans. Congratulations. USAIN BOLT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Uhm, I run slower Congratulations USAIN BOLT. The truth is I do not like sports so much, but I like how he celebrates when he wins. I love people that set goals and make all the efforts to reach them!!! Nice information. Everything I needed for homework. Thanks to those who wrote. USAIN BOLT you’re my idol since I started to see your races I do not do other thing than enjoying your speed and the good guy that you are. You make me think that if I had been famous like you I would do the same to help poor kids in rural schools in the interior of my country ARGENTINA. ONE MORE THING: THE DAY THAT I HAVE A MALE CHILD I WILL CALL HIM USAIN. THANK YOU IDOL. I AM CRISTAN ARCE and I would love to meet you in your land personally, to talk to you and see if you are really human, ha ha. IDOL… WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A. – Usain Bolt will try to earn the title of “Fastest Man on Earth” by winning the 100-meter dash at the London Games, just as he did four years ago at the Beijing Games. But first, he must prove he is the fastest man in his own country. The sprinter and three-time gold medalist suffered two defeats in three days at the Jamaican National Championships and Olympic Trials at National Stadium in Kingston. Bolt, who finished second in the 100- and 200- meter dashes to training partner Yohan Blake, was plagued by slow starts in both races. Blake is now the top-ranked sprinter in the world in both events. And it’s Bolt’s job to catch him. “[Blake] proved himself as one of the greatest and for me, it’s just going back to the drawing board,” Bolt, 25, told reporters. “It’s not like I was blown away or anything so I know what I need to get it right. I was very sad, it was awful. I have been working more on my 100-meter dash. But I can’t blame it on that. I just have to get my things together and just get it done.” Bolt’s coach, Glen Mills, also doesn’t see a reason for concern. “[Bolt] might be a little off at the moment,” Mills told reporters. “But I’m sure when the time of delivery comes around, he’ll be on top of his game.” last_img read more

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20 money mistakes you’re making now

first_imgIt’s the fourth quarter of 2015, and just as in the fourth quarter of a professional sports game, mistakes can multiply if you’re not keeping your eye on the ball. Sometimes, the money mistakes hit you where your investments live. Other times, your spending habits get out of whack, especially with the holiday shopping madness.While it’s hard to shake off bad money habits, the hope comes from recognizing what you’re doing and then implementing sensible strategies. Here are 20 money management tips and trip-ups that revolve around common money mistakes.1. Running Up Balances on High-Interest Credit CardsThis especially applies for frivolous purchases or shopping sprees around the holiday season, when it’s all too easy to get carried away. Credit cards can put you on a hamster wheel where making minimum payments barely nibbles at the balance.Among the worst offenders are department store credit cards. The Kohl’s credit card carries a 23.99% APR, and the Sears MasterCard has a jaw-dropping, eye-popping 25.24% APR. And this, of course, doesn’t include late fees. continue reading » 51SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Should you be concerned about ransomware?

first_imgIf you’ve been keeping an eye on cybersecurity or computer safety news lately, there is a good chance the term ransomware has crossed your vision. So we’ve got phishing (not the band), malware, viruses, worms, and now ransomware?First, the primer: Ransomware is a form of malware, which in some circles is also considered a virus. Still confused? So am I.Primer, even more basic version: Ransomware locks your computer unless you pay some bad guy.Less basic primer: Ransomware is computer code which, once on your system, makes it so that you can’t access any of your files. The creator gives you an option to get the key, or program to unlock all your files, for a fee. This fee goes up the longer you wait, making it no less than a ransom demand. Hence, malware which asks for a ransom: Ransomware. continue reading » 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Berger, Hunt kick off Congressional Caucus with NAFCU priorities

first_img continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU’s 2017 Congressional Caucus general sessions opened Monday with a question-and-answer session featuring NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger and Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt, who detailed the association’s top priorities in its work to ensure the credit union industry’s best interests.During the session, Berger and Hunt discussed several of NAFCU’s priorities, including:ensuring credit unions get all of their money back from the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund (TCCUSF) and preventing an increase to the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund’s (NCUSIF) normal operating level (NOL);working with the NCUA, CFPB and Congress to reduce regulations that make it more expensive and difficult for credit unions to serve their communities;last_img read more

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Gov. Wolf Signs Budget to Sustain Education, Support Communities Amid Pandemic

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 29, 2020 Bill Signing,  Budget News,  Economy,  Press Release,  Public Health As Pennsylvania continues to address public health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tom Wolf today signed a state budget that will provide 12 months of sustained public education funding at 2019-20 levels and makes important investments in communities and programs to help begin to restore the economy.“Education must remain a priority even during a pandemic and this budget provides schools with the stability to continue building on the progress we have made to prepare our children for a successful future,” said Gov. Wolf. “Reaching an early budget agreement under these challenging circumstances is encouraging as we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19.“While this is an encouraging step in the right direction, more needs to be done to ensure Pennsylvania has the resources it needs to protect key programs and investments.”The $25.75 billion General Fund budget in HB 2387 includes an additional $2.6 billion in federal funding provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, known as the CARES Act. The budget sustains funding at current year levels for Pre-K Counts and Head Start, basic and special education in K-12 schools, and higher education. The budget also provides $300 million from the CARES Act to make up for a decline in gaming revenue that annually supports school property tax relief for homeowners.To help communities to recover, the budget provides $420 million to assist nursing homes with COVID-19-related costs, $50 million to help Pennsylvanians with food insecurity and $225 million for grants to small businesses through the Department of Community and Economic Development.The budget also provides $625 million to counties through block grants to help address the disruption to their budgets from the pandemic. The funding will assist counties with the cost of purchasing personal protective equipment, help local governments, and provide grants to small businesses, among other options.“As the state’s economy begins to reopen from the public health emergency, there are still unanswered questions about the state’s finances, but this agreement is an important step to stabilize our schools and put Pennsylvania on a path to recovery,” said Gov. Wolf.The governor also signed HB 1083, HB 2441, HB 2442, HB 2443, HB 2444, HB 2445, HB 2467, HB 2468, HB 2469, HB 2470, HB 2471, HB 2472, HB 2473, HB 2474, HB 2475, HB 2510, SB 166, SB 1108 and SB 1122. The governor vetoed SB 1027 and HCRRR#1.Read the veto message for SB 1027 here.Read the veto message for HCRRR#1 here.Ver esta página en español.center_img Gov. Wolf Signs Budget to Sustain Education, Support Communities Amid Pandemiclast_img read more

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Mourinho denies Moyes ‘mind games’

first_img Mourinho said: “If to say that my colleague in Man United is a great coach, he deserves success, he deserves time to work, he didn’t win trophies at Everton because it’s difficult to win trophies there… If to speak good about him is to play mind games, what do you say if I speak bad about him? “The best thing is not to speak, and if I don’t speak nobody says nothing.” Like Moyes, Mourinho believes it is better to sign players early in the transfer window. But, unlike United, Chelsea have already recruited Andre Schurrle, Marco van Ginkel and Mark Schwarzer this summer. “He’s right,” Mourinho said. “The sooner you have the players, the better. “You know the squad you have, you know what you have to work with, you have time for that.” The Portuguese warned Chelsea’s Premier League rivals of the dangers of doing late business in the transfer window, which this season closes on September 2. “Many clubs are waiting to the last moment to make their decisions,” Mourinho said. “The problem is that those decisions affect not just one or two clubs, but a lot of them. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has refuted the suggestion he is playing mind games with Manchester United counterpart David Moyes. Press Association “The one who sells has to go and buy, then they have to buy to replace, so no club is safe. “Until the last minute somebody can go there and steal a player. I don’t mean steal a player, but steal the balance that a manager has when he’s working with a team. “In that aspect, we are lucky because we don’t have players to sell, so none of my players is leaving under any circumstances. “That’s good for me, but many teams will be until the last moment under pressure, without knowing how the squad is going to be.” It was put to Mourinho on his arrival in Jakarta, where Chelsea on Thursday play an All-Star XI, that his compliments towards Moyes were a calculated act designed to destabilise the Barclays Premier League champions. Mourinho’s sole remaining transfer target is a Manchester United player and Chelsea last week had a bid for Wayne Rooney rejected by United, who say the striker is not for sale. last_img read more

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Inter Milan beat Atletico Madrid in International Champions Cup final

first_imgMadrid: Atletico Madrid will prepare for next week’s UEFA Super Cup clash with rivals Real Madrid with more doubts than certainties, after losing 0-1 to Inter Milan in the final match of the International Champions Cup.Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez, who was close to being signed by Atletico earlier this year but who opted to play for Inter Milan, scored the winning goal on Saturday, with a spectacular scissor kick in the 31st minute, stunning the home side at Wanda Metropolitano, reports Efe.Atletico Madrid played with a 4-4-2 formation, with keeper Jan Oblak, Juanfran, Diego Godin, Jose Jimenez and Filipe Luis on defense; Thomas Partey, Koke, Saul and Thomas Lemar at midfield; and Angel Correa and Diego Costa in front.Antoine Griezmann stayed on the bench for most of the match, replacing Correa in the 61st minute.Inter Milan opted for a standard 4-2-3-1 formation, with keeper Samir Handanovic, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Miranda, Milan Skriniar and Dalbert on defense; Matias Vecino and Kwadwo Asamoah as defensive midfielders; Matteo Politano, Marcelo Brozovic and Lautaro Martinez as offensive midfielders; and Mauro Icardi as forward.Lautaro had an early chance to score in the 11th minute, after an assist by Icardi, but his shot from outside the box was blocked by Oblak.None of the teams found decent chances until Lautaro’s acrobatic goal from the right of the box in the 31st minute, connecting a superb pass over the top and from the left by Asamoah.A goal in the 43rd minute by Correa off a pass from Koke would have tied the match, yet the VAR determined that the Atletico forward was offside.The International Champions Cup ended with Tottenham in first place, tying at seven points with Dortmund and Inter Milan, though the English team had a better goal differential. IANSlast_img read more

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GLTA concludes P&P Insurance lawn tennis camp

first_imgTHE Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) and the P&P Insurance Brokers concluded their annual tennis camp recently on a jovial note with 47 participants at the closing ceremony at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.GLTA vice-president Grace McCalman, in her remarks mentioned that this camp “is significant to the GLTA for tennis development, and we continue to applaud Mr Bish Panday, CEO of the P&P Insurance Brokers for his resolute dedication to the sport of lawn tennis for the last thirteen years.”She also noted that tennis teaches the value of hard work and discipline and these are skills that will help someone through life’s journey. Varsha Panday, daughter of Bish Panday, represented the company and presented the certificates and prizes to the winners of the different categories.Ms Panday expressed joy at seeing once again a large number of children who continually participate in the event, sponsored by P&P for thirteen consecutive years.She applauded the GLTA for its dedication to the continuous development of tennis and in turn pledged the commitment of her company towards next year’s event.This year’s camp attracted participants from age three who benefited from the three-week training programme.The sessions were split into two periods: mornings at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall for the younger children while the older ones were accommodated in the afternoons at the National Racquet Centre.The GLTA is grateful to the National Sports Commission for the Sports Hall facility and seizes the opportunity for tennis to be developed there on a longer term basis.Prizes were awarded to the following young players:Group A: 1st Shivanne Khayyam, 2nd Tivonna George, 3rd Malika Henry, 4th Byanka Younge.Group B: 1st Cameron Siebs, 2nd Nikhel Persaud, 3rd Faatimah Brandt, 4th Naisha Jaikission.Group C: 1st Adesh Khayyam, 2nd Shimron Lewis, 3rd Brandon Jaikaran.Group D: 1st Monifa Wilson, 2nd Adrian Howard and 3rd Abieky Kewley.Most Improved Player awards were given to Alyssa Ramotar for the 6-11 age group and Abieky Kewley for the 12-18 age-group.The GLTA would like to convey congratulations to parents and children for participating in the camp and the association expresses a heartfelt thank you to the sponsor P&P Insurance Brokers Ltd for its continuous support.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_img—The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed running back Wendell Smallwood to a one-year deal, giving the backfield a bit of experienced depth heading into training camp. Smallwood joins a group that includes James Conner, Benny Snell Jr., Jaylen Samuels and rookie Anthony McFarland.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-EARLY STARTTeams allowed to begin season earlyUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA is allowing all major college football teams to begin their seasons as early as Aug. 29. The association confirmed that the football oversight committee had requested a blanket waiver to permit any school to push up the start of its season to the so-called Week Zero. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-MARLINS-VIRUS Marlins season suspended through SundayMIAMI (AP) — Major League Baseball has temporarily suspended the Miami Marlins’ season through Sunday because of their worsening coronavirus outbreak. And the three remaining games in this week’s New York Yankees-Philadelphia Phillies series also were postponed because of virus worries. Maxwell began kneeling during the anthem late in his rookie season with the Oakland Athletics in 2017, about a year after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked the protest movement in the NFL. Elsewhere in the majors:— The Kansas City Royals signed former All-Star Matt Harvey to a minor league contract. The Royals announced the move before Tuesday night’s game at Detroit. The 31-year-old Harvey has struggled to recapture the form that made him a key member of the New York Mets when they faced Kansas City in the 2015 World Series. Harvey went 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA in 12 starts for the Los Angeles Angels last year. The right-hander made 28 starts the previous season for the Mets and Cincinnati Reds.MLB-ROYALS-MAHOMESChiefs quarterback joining Royals ownership KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is joining the ownership group of the Kansas City Royals. The Royals announced the addition of Mahomes, the star quarterback who led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl title last season, on Tuesday. Mahomes was once a baseball prospect and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2014. He says he loves the people of Kansas City and is excited to deepen his roots in the community. Mahomes’ decision to focus on football certainly worked out for him, but his baseball ties run deep. His father Pat pitched in more than 300 big league games, mostly as a reliever.NFL-PATRIOTS-HIGHTOWERPatriots’ Hightower opts outBOSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower has decided to opt out of the 2020 season. The source says Hightower’s decision was made out of concern for the health of his fiancée and child, who was born earlier this month. In a statement Tuesday, MLB said it wanted to allow the Marlins time to focus on providing care for their players and plan for a resumption of play early next week. The Marlins remained stranded in Philadelphia, where they played last weekend. The Phillies-Yankees games through Thursday were postponed “out of an abundance of caution,” MLB said, although no Phillies players have tested positive.Dr. Anthony Fauci says the Miami Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak could endanger the Major League Baseball season, but he doesn’t believe games needs to stop now.MLB-WHITE SOX-RENTERIAWhite Sox manager returns after being isolated Associated Press Update on the latest sports CLEVELAND (AP) — Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria has returned to the team after being isolated for 24 hours with COVID-19 symptoms. He passed MLB’s virus protocol and arrived at Progressive Field about an hour before the White Sox played their first road game this season and a doubleheader against the Indians. Renteria woke up Monday with a “slight cough and nasal congestion” and went to a Cleveland hospital for tests as a precautionary measure. The 58-year-old had been kept at the team’s hotel awaiting test results and medical clearance. MLB-METS-MAXWELLAP source: Mets to sign C Maxwell, 1st MLB player to kneelNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with catcher Bruce Maxwell, the first major league player to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice in 2017. That’s according to a person familiar with the deal. July 28, 2020 Two other people told the AP that starting right tackle Marcus Cannon and fullback Danny Vitale have also chosen to sit out the season, citing health concerns.In other NFL developments:— The Tennessee Titans have placed their top draft pick on the COVID-19/reserve list. Coach Mike Vrabel announced that move Tuesday at the end of a 40-minute video conference call with reporters. The Titans drafted offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson with the No. 29 pick overall out of Georgia, and Wilson remains the one member of their six-man draft class that has yet to agree to a contract. — Two people with direct knowledge of the decision have confirmed to The Associated Press that Buffalo Bills starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is voluntarily opting out from playing this season. The 30-year-old Lotulelei has seven years of NFL experience and was entering his third season with the Bills. He has two years remaining on his contract, which will now run through 2022.— Denver Broncos defensive tackle Kyle Peko has decided not to play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus. Peko is a fifth-year pro who was in his second stint with the Broncos. A year ago, Peko left the Buffalo Bills’ training camp to be with his wife as she battled cancer. The couple later said she was cancer free. The official start of the season had been Labor Day weekend, with a few games scheduled for Aug. 29. That was before the coronavirus pandemic put the season in peril and schedules were remade to deal with potential disruptions of COVID-19. Some schools and conferences are working on delaying the start of their football seasons while others are trying to get a head start. Kansas and Oklahoma from the Big 12 have both recently moved up their opening games against FCS opponents to Aug. 29.In other virus-related sports developments:— A women’s professional tennis tournament that was supposed to be played in Tokyo in November has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the latest event scratched from the sport’s calendar. The Toray Pan Pacific Open already had been postponed from September because of the COVID-19 outbreak that has put the WTA and ATP tours on hold since March. Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka won that title last year.— Real Madrid says forward Mariano has tested positive for the coronavirus. The announcement comes as the team returns to practice ahead of its Champions League match against Manchester City on Aug. 7.last_img read more

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Chelsea Preparing Offer for Chuwueze

first_imgEnglish Premier League club Chelsea are ready to firm up their interest in Samuel Chukwueze by making a bid for the Nigeria international, according to reports.Berlin based media company Onefootball claims The Blues are planning to make an offer for the Villarreal winger and manager Frank Lampard wants him in his squad for the 2020-2021 season.Chukwueze won’t come cheap though as he has a release clause of 100 million euros (approximately N41 billion) which has to be activated before the Yellow Submarine can shred their agreement with the 20-year-old. Liverpool saw their 35 million euros bid for the Super Eagles rising star rejected in the January transfer window as it was deemed insufficient.It is believed that Chukwueze’s profile increased after he was nominated for the Golden Boy award, CAF Youth Player of the Year and Kopa Trophy.The 2015 U17 World Cup winner has made 68 first-team appearances for Villarreal since debuting in September 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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MLAX : Syracuse peaking heading into matchup with Duke in 1st round of NCAA tournament

first_img Published on May 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected] Comments When Derek Maltz and his Syracuse teammates saw their matchup with Duke flash onto the NCAA tournament bracket during the selection show Sunday, they immediately thought back to April 1.Though the Orange lost to the then-No. 8 Blue Devils 12-10 that day, it finally battled an opponent for an entire game. The week before, Syracuse turned in a lackluster performance against Villanova, and eight days before that, SU was outhustled by a superior Johns Hopkins team.But against Duke, Maltz and his teammates finally came to play for the full 60 minutes. That game serves as proof of Syracuse’s potential to compete with the nation’s elite.‘That game was a big part of our season because we came out, we fought really hard, we showed a lot of big teams that we can compete,’ Maltz said.Now, Syracuse (9-7) gets another chance to prove itself and take down the Blue Devils (13-4) in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Orange will square off with No. 3 seed Duke at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C., Saturday at noon.Since taking on the Blue Devils in April, Syracuse has endured an up-and-down finish to its season. At times, like in a 10-8 loss to Georgetown on Senior Day, the team underachieved as it did early in the season. But at others, like in winning the Big East tournament last weekend to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, SU looked like a force to be reckoned with in postseason play.After a tough regular season that left the Orange in a must-win situation heading into the conference tournament, SU is peaking at the perfect time as it prepares for its first-round matchup with the Blue Devils.‘Pretty much, the slate has been wiped clean,’ SU head coach John Desko said. ‘Although we look back and from the second half of the Notre Dame game until now, I think we’ve played very good lacrosse.’Desko said his team today is far and away better than the one that lost to Duke on April 1.Then, Syracuse had a bevy of holes to fill. Holes in nearly every aspect of the game -from goaltending to the defensive unit to offensive production to faceoffs, extra-man opportunities and ground balls – hurt the Orange at some point this season.But Monday, Desko could list every area as a strength following a dominant performance by his team at the Big East tournament last weekend. The Orange blew away the competition, defeating Villanova 15-6 and St. John’s 12-4.And now the team heads to Durham ready to challenge Duke for a second time.‘You can see the team’s confidence is through the roof,’ SU defender Brian Megill said. ‘But you got to be confident, but you got to stay composed, and you got to stay hungry because when you get confident, sometimes you tend to get lackadaisical.’‘We got to keep that fight, we got to keep that hunger and we got to keep playing a full 60 minutes of lacrosse with everything we got,’ Megill added.For Megill and Syracuse, the first sign of its ability to fight for the full 60 minutes came against the Blue Devils on April 1.Since then, the Orange has slowly developed into a complete team. And as Desko said, this group is a different, better version of the one Duke faced in the first matchup.Tim Desko said the team has finally started to do the little things that win games, like winning faceoffs and picking up ground balls. Maltz, Marasco and John Desko all praised faceoff specialists Ricky Buhr and Chris Daddio for their improvements at the X. And Bobby Wardwell has settled into his role in between the pipes.With SU clicking on all cylinders, the Orange doesn’t feel like a team that snuck into the NCAA tournament. After tearing through its competition last weekend, Maltz and his teammates feel like they can play with anyone in the country again.‘I think a lot of teams are pretty nervous come May that they’re going to have to play Syracuse,’ Maltz said. ‘I can’t imagine Duke is really happy after being a three seed and having to play us, so we’re just really excited and can’t wait for it.’[email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Syracuse ties Penn State 2-2, despite 42 shots on goal

first_imgDespite 42 shots on goal, Syracuse (6-12-9, 4-4-5 College Hockey America) tied Penn State (13-10-4, 7-4-2) 2-2. Melissa Piacentini had 11 shots and a power play goal, making her tied for first in the country with nine on the season.SU started the game with the first six shots on goal but the Nittany Lions found the back of the net first. Forward Caitlin Reilly scored on an assist from Sarah Nielsen 5:29 into the game. It was Penn State’s first shot of the night.Each team wasted a power play opportunity before roughing was called on SU’s Piacentini and PSU’s center Hannah Bramm simultaneously. Twenty seconds into the four-on-four, Syracuse forward Alysha Burriss tied the game with her tenth goal of the season.The remainder of the first and all of the second went scoreless. In the first two periods, the Orange put 22 shots on net, just one fewer than Penn State’s total for the game and overtime.Less than two minutes into the third, Nittany Lions defender Paige Jahnke was called for interference, setting up Piacentini’s goal, her 14th of the year overall. Down 2-1, Penn State answered a minute later.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPenn State forward Shannon Yoxheimer had her shot blocked by SU goalie Jenn Gilligan, but forward Emily Laurenzi was there to score on the rebound. Despite 11 shots from the Orange in the remaining 16 minutes, the game went to overtime, 2-2.In the extra period, Penn State won 3-of-5 faceoffs but failed to put a shot on net. Syracuse had five, all of which Penn State goalie Celine Whitlinger stopped.The tie prevented SU from closing the three-point gap between the Orange and Penn State, which currently sits second in the CHA while SU is third. The teams will face off again tomorrow at 2 p.m. in University Park, Pennsylvania.Compiled by Jack Rose, staff writer, [email protected] Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 30, 2015 at 9:50 pmlast_img read more

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Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha placed on injured list with knee tendinitis

first_imgMORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNWacha was set to start Tuesday, the Cardinals’ fifth consecutive day with a game, so no starter would be ready on normal rest, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch noted .Among options at Triple-A Memphis, Austin Gomber (2-0, 3.22 ERA at Triple-A) started Saturday for the Redbirds, so would be unavailable. Daniel Ponce de Leon (2-0, 3.64 at Triple-A) would be on turn in the Memphis rotation but isn’t listed as a probable starter this week, according to the Post-Dispatch.In a corresponding move to placing Wacha on the IL, the Cardinals recalled infielder-outfielder Drew Robinson from Memphis, so another move would be necessary if Ponce de Leon starts Tuesday night against the visiting Brewers.Wacha (1-0) was 8-2 in 2018, but missed much of the season with a strained left oblique. He had reached double digits in victories in two of the previous three seasons. Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha, who last week got his first win of 2019, has been placed on the 10-day injured list with tendinitis in his left knee, the team announced Monday.The move is retroactive to April 19, two days after Wacha went six innings, giving up two earned runs on five hits, in a 6-3 victory over the Brewers. He has a team-best 4.64 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings this season. The team described his problem as patellar tendinitis in his left knee.St. Louis (12-9) is tied for second in the NL Central with the Brewers (13-5), a game back of the first-place Pirates, ahead of Monday night’s opener of a three-game series against Milwaukee.Cardinals starters are 6-5 this season, with only Miles Mikolas, at 2-1, having more than one win.last_img read more

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Damir Dzumhur and Larisa Ceric are the best Athletes of BiH this Year

first_imgTennis player Damir Dzumhur and judoka Larisa Ceric are the best athletes of BiH for the year of 2017.Dzumhur made a step forward in 2017, and he came to the title of the best athlete in BiH after he achieved historical results for BH tennis and sports in general. This year, he won two ATP titles from the series 250 in St. Petersburg and Moscow, and he manged to get in the top 30 players of ATP ranking list. Besides Dzumhur, Edin Dzeko and basketball player Dzanan Musa were also in the competition for this title.Larisa Ceric, member of the judo club Nippon from Sarajevo, recorded several great achievements this year. She won the bronze medal at the European Championship in Warsaw and she also became the vice champion at the World Championship in the open category. Among the top three athletes were also Aleksandra Samardzic (judo) and Lejla Tanovic (cycling).The awards for the most promising athletes went to the representative of BiH in Taekwondo, Katarina Krajisnik and karate player Munib Dedovic.The award for the development of sports went to the University Sports Society Bosna, which celebrates a great jubilee this year – 70 years of existence.The title of the most successful BH team with the largest number of trophies went to the National team of BiH in the seat volleyball, which received the award for the best team in sports for disabled persons. The award for the best athlete in the sport for the disabled persons was awarded to Igor Ignjatovic, the captain of the Basketball Club Vrbas.(Source: read more

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Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard ‘healthy’ and now at Disney World, Doc Rivers confirms

first_imgSpeaking on Saturday, Rivers said the All-Star forward was going through the quarantine procedure put in place as part of the protocols to combat the risk of coronavirus.”Kawhi, he is here, he is going through the protocol,” Rivers said. Leonard is now expected to quarantine for two days.ESPN reported on July 2 that the Clippers had to close their team facility following a positive test for COVID-19, but Rivers says all the players in Orlando are fit, including Paul George, who had been recovering from shoulder surgery.New location. Same focus.— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) July 11, 2020″I think everybody’s healthy, that is a great thing,” he said. “Guys were not as healthy in training camp at the beginning of this year.”Now we got Paul George healthy, we have Kawhi healthy, we don’t have a guy that’s injured right now, knock on wood. Hope that continues.”Rivers also addressed controversy around U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, who wrote to NBA commissioner Adam Silver to question why players will be allowed to wear jerseys with social justice messaging rather than slogans such as “Support our Troops,’ “Back the Blue” or “Free Hong Kong.” “They always try to turn it into the military or the police,” Rivers said. “There’s no league that does more for the military than the NBA. But how about that senator? I’ll make up a challenge. We will do things for the troops as long as he acknowledges Black Lives Matter. I think that would be really cool for him to do.”It’s funny, whenever we talk about justice, people try to change the message. Colin Kaepernick kneels, it had nothing to do with the troops. It had to do with social injustice. And everyone tries to change the narrative. How about staying on what we’re talking about and dealing with that instead of trying to trick us or change or trick your constituents? How about being real?”I guarantee you that we have done more for the military than probably that senator. And I guarantee you this, we are going to do things for Black Lives Matter, how about him? Maybe he should join into that.” Clippers star Kawhi Leonard is “healthy” and has arrived at Disney World for the NBA season restart, coach Doc Rivers has confirmed.Leonard did not fly to Orlando with his Clippers teammates on Wednesday after being excused due to a family matter.last_img read more

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Brassard lifts Rangers by Penguins 3-2 in overtime

first_imgNew York Rangers’ Brad Richards (19) fires the puck past Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) for a goal in the first period of Game 1 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Friday, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) — The best line on hockey’s busiest team hardly looked gassed.The way Derick Brassard and Benoit Pouliot were furiously pouring in overtime goals, the New York Rangers didn’t exactly look like a group in need of a day off.Brassard beat Marc-Andre Fleury 3:06 into overtime — with Pouliot bizarrely doing the same seven seconds later — and the Rangers stunned the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Friday night.The winner officially went to Brassard, whose wrist shot from in front beat Fleury cleanly but caromed back onto the ice. Referee Steve Kozari waved it off, however, and play continued before Pouliot slammed the puck into a wide open net moments later for good measure.“I found out way later (Brassard) got the goal,” Pouliot said. “Good for him. We’ve been playing well against Philly and now tonight. We deserved that.”Pouliot and Brad Richards gave the Rangers an early 2-0 lead. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots and stuffed a late Pittsburgh breakaway in the final seconds of regulation. The line of Pouliot, Brassard and Mats Zuccarello combined for 14 points in New York’s four regular-season meetings with the Penguins.They were the best trio on the ice on a team barely 48 hours removed from a wearying seven-game victory over Philadelphia in the opening round.“Since Christmas they’ve probably been our most consistent line,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. “They’ve got real good chemistry. They read off one another and support one another well and … they scored two in overtime.”Lee Stempniak and James Neal scored for the Penguins. Fleury made 24 saves but was helpless on the winner.“It was just a big pile of guys and I was trying to find the puck out of it,” Fleury said.Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby was held without a goal for the 12th straight playoff game as the Rangers took away much of the open ice where Crosby likes to operate.“It could’ve went either way,” Crosby said. “I don’t think we played a full 60 (minutes).”Not exactly.The Rangers were supposed to be exhausted after outlasting the Flyers in the opening round, not advancing until a 2-1 victory in Game 7 on Wednesday night.Instead, it was the well-rested Penguins who appeared to need a nap.Pouliot gave New York the lead 5:04 into first period, capitalizing on a Pittsburgh turnover then splitting Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta and Matt Niskanen before firing a wrist shot that caromed off Fleury’s right arm and into the net.Richards doubled the lead late in the period with his third and easiest goal of the postseason. Carl Hagelin beat Maatta to a puck in the corner and fed it to Richards, who had enough time in front to go from his backhand to his forehand and flip the puck by an overmatched Fleury.Whatever sluggishness the Penguins felt after a three-day layoff vanished in the second.Stempniak cut the lead in half by taking a nice drop pass from Beau Bennett then streaking down the middle and beating Lundqvist with a backhand 7:15 into the period.Neal tied it just over 6 minutes later thanks to a rare mistake by Lundqvist, who deflected Neal’s into the air then had it glance off his back and into the net. Lundqvist pleaded with officials that Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin had interfered with him while trying to make the save, but replays showed Malkin’s high-stick swat didn’t come close to touching the puck.New York gathered itself before the third and the teams traded chances over the final 20 minutes of regulation with Lundqvist stopping a slap shot from Stempniak in the final 15 seconds to send it to overtime.Whatever adrenaline the Rangers had left fueled them during the brief extra period. New York dominated play before the madcap finish to beat the Penguins in Game 1 of a postseason series for the first time.The Penguins came in 4-0 in the playoff series against New York. Now the Rangers find themselves in control with a welcome day off before Sunday’s rematch.“Yeah we played seven games and the seventh one was a grueling match but I think most of us have been through it,” Pouliot said. “It’s the NHL and you have to find a way and we did.”NOTES: New York went 0 for 4 on the power play and is 0 for its last 25 with the man advantage. … The Rangers held out F Chris Kreider once again. Kreider wore a non-contact jersey during Friday morning’s skate and his return from a hand injury remains uncertain. …  Penguins D Brooks Orpik missed his third straight game with an undisclosed injury.___Follow AP Sports Writer Will Graves at read more

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Aussie Ashton Agar calls this Indian cricketer a ‘rockstar’ and wants to model his…

first_imgAdvertisement x8aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3dtmxvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ev6ps( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) z9yWould you ever consider trying this?😱lflCan your students do this? 🌚23g8m0mRoller skating! Powered by Firework Australian spinner Ashton Agar helped his side register an emphatic 107-run victory win over the Proteas in the first T20 International at Johannesburg on Friday and declared Ravindra Jadeja as a “Rockstar” and his “favourite player in the world”. The all-rounder was judged the man of the match after his hat-trick and a cameo 20 from nine deliveries proved enough for the South Africans at the Wanderers Stadium. The leg-spinner prior to this fantastic figure of 5/24, had an undistinguished India tour – picking up two wickets in three ODIs. But Agar revealed that a brief chat with the Indian all-rounder filled him with confidence.Advertisement Picture Credit: Cricket CountryAustralia battered South Africa to their heaviest defeat in cricket’s shortest format with the help of Agar, but he himself was all praise for Jadeja in the post-match conference, claiming to emulate his performance out there in the middle.“He’s my favourite player in the world – I want to play cricket like he does,” Agar said.Advertisement When asked on what makes Jadeja a consistent all-rounder, Agar said that his all-round attributes whether in batting, bowling or fielding, makes him an “absolute rockstar”.“He’s an absolute rockstar. He smacks them, gun fielder and spins the ball. But it’s just his presence when he’s out there, watching him filled me with confidence,”Advertisement “And just talking to him about spin bowling, (he said to) keep trying to spin the ball. When (he’s) batting, he has a really positive attitude and he takes that attitude into the field as well. So I was pretty inspired by talking to him,” the left-arm spinner added.The Australians are eager to wrap up the series at St George’s Park on February 23, while hosts South Africa hope to keep the three-match series alive in the second T20I at the city of Port Elizabeth.The third match of the T20I series will be played in Cape Town and bot the teams will lock-horns in a three-match ODI series starting February 29 onwards. You may also like:Aaron Finch reveals who it is harder to face – Ashwin or Jadeja!Watch: Aussie cricketer Ashton Agar suffers horrible laceration on nose after getting his by his brother during a match (Graphic) Advertisementlast_img read more

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Gilas’ Standhardinger on China: ‘I hope they won’t like playing against me’

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Gilas forward Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Mark GiongcoChristian Standhardinger isn’t the type to back down from anyone, not even against a fearsome China side.Standhardinger, Gilas Pilipinas’ rugged big man, is poised to play an even bigger role with injured June Mar Fajardo expected to miss the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup and the Fil-German has already embraced the challenge.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube “Actually, I like to play against taller players. I might have the disadvantage in height because usually I don’t play five but in the Philippines I am the five to help the team,” he said Saturday when asked about Gilas’ first assignment China.“I’ll take on the challenge. I hope that they will not like playing against me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 28-year-old Standhardinger, who will be the country’s naturalized player with Andray Blatche skipping the tournament in Beirut, Lebanon due to security reasons, was a revelation for Gilas in the Jones Cup where he made a name for himself as a bruiser and versatile center.The Philippines plays reigning champion China on Wednesday in a rematch of the 2015 Fiba Asia Finals in Changsha. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After seeing flashes of old Alaska, Compton convinced Aces headed the right way LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View commentscenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur “I think this is one of the most prestigious tournaments I’ve ever played in. I’m excited to showcase what we can do.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

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Guyanese wins 2016 Distinguished Research Award from Trent University

first_imgOne of the world’s foremost authorities and leading scientists in the groundbreaking field of biomaterials, Trent University alumnus, professor in Physics and the director of the Trent Centre for Biomaterials Research, Guyanese Dr Suresh Narine has been announced as the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Research Award, one of the university’s top honours.Vice President, Research and International at Trent University, Dr Neil Emery in congratulating Professor Narine said that the incredible biomaterials research Narine and his team is conducting, will not only impact at local, national and global levels, but also pivotallyDr Suresh Narine and colleagues in the research laboratorycontributes to Trent’s standing as a leading research university.Meanwhile, Dr Narine in speaking about the award said Trent University is an institution which has a deep-seated place in his identity, as it has played an immensely important formative role in his early academic life and continues to be pivotal in his professional career as a professor and researcher.“This award also is a recognition of the contributions of students, research associates, technicians and collaborators with whom I have had the privilege of working over the past 15 years, and I am pleased to share the honour with them,” he noted.Prof Narine has had notable success since starting at Trent University in 2009. In February 2010, he was awarded a $1.25 million Ontario Research Chair in Green Chemistry and Engineering from the Council of Ontario Universities, in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.In November of that same year, he was awarded a $3 million senior industrial research chair in biomaterials from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in partnership with Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc and the Grain Farmers of Ontario which was recently renewed for a third consecutive term.Professor Narine also developed the National Institute of Applied Science and Technology in Guyana.A talented teacher, Prof Narine has also won numerous teaching awards, including the Students Union Award for Leadership in Undergraduate Teaching from the University of Alberta, an award from the former President of Guyana, Bharrat Jagdeo, for his contributions to Science and Technology in Canada and for his contributions in this field towards the development of Guyana and more recently he was named laureate for the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence in the Science and Technology category.last_img read more

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Mwendwa impressed by Cairo facilities

first_img0Shares0000Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa (second right), head coach Sebastien Migne (second left) and team manager Daniel Kawinzi as well as Secretary General Robert Muthomi on either end at the 30th June Stadium in CairoCAIRO, Egypt, Apr 13 – Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa, his Secretary General Robert Muthomi, Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne and Team Manager Daniel Kawinzi on Saturday toured facilities that will be used by all Group C teams for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in June.They toured the 30th November Stadium in Cairo which will host the Group C matches, the hotel facilities that will be used by all teams including Tanzania, Algeria and Senegal as well as the training ground adjacent, just a minute to their hotel. “Fantastic. Everything we have seen today is really brilliant and on point; the way the organizers have set up things is great. The hotel is brilliant, the training ground is very good and the stadium is amazing. We have no complains,” Mwendwa told Capital Sport in Cairo.The Local Organizing Committee will have the next two months to firm up everything in terms of logistics, accommodation allocation and transport arrangements, but judging from how the plan has been during the draws, no hitch is expected.Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa at the 30th June Stadium in Cairo inspecting the changing roomMwendwa now says the onus is on the Federation and technical bench officials to prepare the team well to ensure their return to the Cup of Nations is both emphatic and successful.“Now what remains for us is the football bit. As a federation we are committed 100pc to ensure that this team gets the best preparations for the tournament and we are ready to come here and compete,” Mwendwa asserted further.The federation boss and coach Migne will this week finalize on the plans for a proposed training camp in France and also finish up on the list of friendly matches to be played before the team moves to Cairo one week to the tournament.The training ground adjacent to the 30th June Stadium in Cairo where Group C teams will train from.“In the next 10 or so days we will have finished up with all the plans and we know who and who we are playing. We have not signed the contracts yet but once we do so, we will announce all the plans,” said Mwendwa.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Swindon snap up youngster after successful trial

first_imgSwindon Town have snapped up teen ace Ellis Iandolo after he impressed during pre-season.The 17-year-old scored three goals against Swindon while playing for Soccer Elite FA earlier this summer and was invited in for a trial.And the former Gillingham and Maidstone rookie did enough during his substitute appearances against Petersfield and Aston Villa to convince manager Mark Cooper to take a chance on him. 1last_img

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Barcelona allow Lucas Digne to finalise imminent move to Everton – reports

first_img targets LATEST targets moving on ❗ @LucasDigne travels today to Barcelona with the Club’s permission to finalise his departure from the Club.— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 29, 2018And Sky Sports claims Digne’s transfer could be confirmed later tonight.Since joining the Catalonia club from Paris Saint-Germain in July 2016, Digne has made 46 appearances.But after falling out of favour under coach Ernesto Valverde, Digne missed out on a place in France’s World Cup squad.Digne is set to become the Toffees’ second signing under new manager Marco Silva after the acquisition of Richarlison earlier this week. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer However, the LaLiga champions have confirmed the left-back has been granted permission to return to Spain in order to finalise the transfer.They tweeted: “Lucas Digne travels today [Sunday] to Barcelona with the club’s permission to finalise his departure from the club.” LATEST TRANSFER NEWS REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND 1 Sky Sports also claims the club will discuss a new improved contract for goalkeeper Jordan Pickford when the England no.1 returns to action next week. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Everton are reportedly on the verge of completing a deal to sign Barcelona defender Lucas Digne.The French international has been with the Barca squad for their pre-season tour of the USA and was an unused substitute in their penalty shootout win over Tottenham. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM Digne has 21 France appearances to his name but his lack or first-team football at Barca meant he missed out on a place in the squad at the World Cup Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti last_img read more

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first_imgEany Celtic U12’s celebrate winning the Donegal Schoolboys League South Division U12 League title at the Lakeside Centre in Ballyshannon.Eany Celtic battled both Erne Wanderers and the elements to clinch the South Division Under 12 title in the Lakeside Centre, Ballyshannon. Knowing that a win was required they duely obliged marching away with a commanding 4-0 victory.From the off Eany Celtic looked determined and were rewarded with two goals inside the opening ten minutes of the game. Firstly Nathan Maxwell pounced on a loose ball on the edge of the area to fire high over Erne Wanderers keeper Joshua Myles’ head.Caoimhe Walsh added the second goal minutes later when she recieved the ball on the right hand side of the box before drilling a low shot past the keeper. Eany could have had a third on 24 minutes when Dermot McGuckin raced away from the Erne defence only for Mark McGlynn to catch up and make a timely intervention.Erne Wanderers best chance of the first half fell to Jakub Napierski who curled an effort narrowly wide.As the sun came out in the second half Eany Celtic upped their game again as Erne Wanderers offered little resistance and Rhyss Boyle was unlucky to be denied by an outstretched leg of Joshua Myles. The Erne Wanderers keeper was called upon again midway through the half when he stayed tall to deny Josh Maxwell. However Joshua Myles could do little about the third goal as Thomas White recieved the ball 20 yards out, he arrowed a strike in off the upright to the delight of the Eany Celtic following.A fourth and final goal was added 3 minutes from time when Dermot McGuckin popped up in the box before effortlessly sliding the ball underneath the onrushing keeper. EANY CELTIC CLINCH SOUTH DIVISION UNDER 12 TITLE was last modified: March 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Eany CelticErne Wandererslast_img read more

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first_imgWAR COMMEMORATIONThose from the Lower Rosses who died as a result of World Wars will be commemorated at a series of events to be held in Annagry Community Hall. The commemoration will begin on Monday evening August 25th with an Ecumenical Service at 7.30pm, followed by the opening of a 5 day exhibition run in conjunction with Donegal County Museum. On Wednesday August 27th at 7.30pm a memorial will be unveiled in Kincasslagh Cemetery. On Saturday August 30th there will be a unique display of photos, medals, diaries, letters etc relating to the local men who fought. In this area a heavy price was paid with thirty six men known to have died in the WW1, several more in WW2 along with the civilian victims of the Ballymanus Mine in May 1943. In all it is estimated that many hundreds of persons were caught up in the upheaval in some way or another. If you have material that you would like to display contact 087 1935066 or email [email protected] Personal memorabilia will be displayed for only one day only in a secure environment.  DD LOCAL: SCHEDULE RELEASED FOR LOWER ROSSES WAR COMMEMORATION was last modified: August 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DD Localrosseslast_img read more

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Contractor to be appointed next month for Killybegs Harbour extension

first_imgIt has been confirmed on Wednesday that tenders have been received for the works at the Smooth Point at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre. Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher confirmed that the tenders were received by the Department on the May 20th and a contractor is expected to be appointed next month.He said: “Subject to availability it is anticipated that the contractor is to be on site by September 2019, the contract duration is 12 months and preparatory works on the site development such as dredging had already commenced in 2017 and were completed in 2018. “The Smooth Point project at Killybegs Harbour, when complete, will provide a 120 metres quay space. The total cost of this phase including preparation, permitting and design costs stands at €6.5m,” added Pat the Cope.“The additional capacity at the harbour will be of immense benefit to the various harbour users and certainly will assist in the overall long-term sustainable development of Killybegs as the premier harbour in the northwest and west of Ireland.”Contractor to be appointed next month for Killybegs Harbour extension was last modified: July 17th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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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Jean Barton: Everything you need to know about next week’s Beef ‘n Brew

first_imgTehama County CattleWomen and the Downtown Red Bluff Business Association invite the public to their 7th annual Beef ‘n Brew on Saturday, Sept. 17 starting at 5 p.m. when 60 craft beers and 22 different beef appetizers will be served at 30 business locations on Walnut, Washington, Oak and Main streets. Cone Kimball Plaza will be the site for dancing and listening to the music of Northern Heat 7-10 p.m., enjoying a tri tip wrap and a cup of craft beer.Your favorite craft beer will be served …last_img read more

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Censor Pays to Keep Censoring

first_img(Visited 512 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 cartoon by Brett Miller by Dr Jerry BergmanCensor paid $10,000 but refused to un-censor the censored article!About the same time that I was working with my editor to complete the final edits for my latest volume in the Slaughter of the Dissidents series,[i] I came across the following headline: “Journal Apologizes and Pays $10,000 After Censoring Article.” It was written by John G. West for Evolution News, and dated June 7, 2011. [ii]The article describes an egregious breach of academic ethics perpetrated on mathematics professor Granville Sewell from the University of Texas, El Paso. I tell his story in my book, Censoring the Darwin Skeptics, due out this year. The development West wrote about adds to what I had already documented in my book.Sewell had written a paper titled, A Second Look at the Second Law [of Thermodynamics]. In this paper, Sewell simply detailed what is obvious: everything including life is affected by entropy, meaning we get old, our body wears out, and eventually we die. The word entropy is from the Greek entropia, which means “turning toward” and was used in English in 1868 by German physicist Rudolph Clausius to describe the measurement of increasing disorder of all physical processes. The law of increasing disorder challenges Neo-Darwinism because Darwinism requires the opposite to normally occur. Life should start out as a blob of undifferentiated matter and evolve upward until it ends up as humans or some other higher life form.Sewell’s article had been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication by the journal Applied Mathematics Letters. But then, a Darwinist blogger—self-described as an “opinionated computer science geek”—took up a crusade against the paper. Rather than respond to the article (as would have been the appropriate response of a scholar), he simply wrote to the journal editor and denounced it. The editor caved and pulled Sewell’s article in violation of his journal’s own professional standards.The journal’s rules are: the acceptance of an article cannot be rescinded after an author has been notified of its acceptance except only “under exceptional circumstances,” such as fraud, major errors, or ethics violations. When a complaint is lodged against an author, the general rule is for the journal editor to contact the author to give him or her the opportunity to respond or comment. Sewell was not provided with this opportunity before his article was pulled.The editor may have been aware of what happened to biologist Richard Sternberg at the Smithsonian after Sternberg had allowed a peer-reviewed article favorable to intelligent design to be published in the biology journal that he edited. (To find out what happened to him for that infraction, see Evolution News.)They seem willing to do virtually anything to silence their critics —John WestOne of the favorite claims of the Darwin lobby is the claim that intelligent design scientists do not publish peer-reviewed research. The fact is, intelligent design scholars do publish peer-reviewed articles in spite of the Darwin lobby’s efforts to censor them. After Dr. Sewell’s article was pulled, West says, “Darwinian zealots crowed about their achievement and maliciously speculated that the article was withdrawn because it wasn’t really peer-reviewed or because it was somehow substandard”. The editor apologized and set the record straight, stating that “Dr. Sewell’s article was peer-reviewed and accepted for publication.” He then paid $10,000 to settle the claim. Justice done? No; he refused to reinstate the article even after admitting that the article was not withdrawn because of “any errors or technical problems found by the reviewers or editors”!The Unutterable C-WordOne of the most egregious cases illustrating the all-too-common habit of censorship by Darwinists happened in 2016 when a peer-reviewed scientific paper was retracted solely for using the phrase “proper design by the Creator.” Only two words were mentioned as objectionable in the retraction, namely “design” and the capitalized word “Creator.” As noted by Evolution News & Science Today, there appeared to be some confusion in the translation from Chinese to English, with the authors unaware of connotations of the “C-word” in American academic culture. The exact words of the publisher’s retraction post were: “Following publication, readers raised concerns about language in the article that makes references to a ‘Creator.’”  This serious sin by the authors was treated as even more egregious to PLoS than if they had published erroneous medical research that resulted in the loss of lives.Thus, a single word can result in a retraction if it casts any doubt about Darwin. The corresponding author was Huazhong University of Science Professor Cai-Hua Xiong. The mistake, now dubbed “CreatorGate,” resulted in the journal, PLoS One, experiencing an unprecedented storm of controversy.[iii]  So serious was use of this one word that the public relations manager for PLoS, David Knutson, wrote that “the academic editor who handled the paper has apologized for his serious error, and was asked to step down.”[iv]As John West correctly wrote, there exists a war on science today, but it’s not being waged by creationists (or by any skeptics of Darwinism). Instead, it’s being wagedby Darwinian fundamentalists who are attempting to prevent any voices except their own from being heard in the scientific community. They seem willing to do virtually anything to silence their critics—from denying them tenure, to preventing them from being hired, … to censoring peer-reviewed articles by scholars with whom they disagree.[i] Jerry Bergman, Censoring the Darwin Skeptics. Southworth, WA: Leafcutter Press, 2017.[ii][iii] Kaplan, Sarah 2016. “#CreatorGate: How a study on hands sparked an uproar about science, God and ethics in publishing.” The Washington Post March 8, 2016.[iv] Kaplan, Sarah.Dr Jerry Bergman, professor, author and speaker, is a frequent contributor to Creation-Evolution Headlines. His Author Page includes a list of his previous articles. See also his three-volume series published by Leafcutter Press that details the unfair treatment received by those who dare to question Darwinian evolution:Slaughter of the Dissidents, (2011).Silencing the Darwin Skeptics, (2016).Censoring the Darwin Skeptics, due out this year.last_img read more

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Caravan Hair Decoration Barrette Number 328 : This is the best clip I’ve ever used

first_img I’ve never been able to wear my hair in a chignon or just clipped back. Great hair clip fits my hair in great price. What i wanted – i have long hair and like to twist it up and clip it all behind. Exactly what i wanted – i have long hair and like to twist it up and clip it all behind. My hair is quite thick and this was a perfect size to hold it all up. Not much to say about a hair clip- but this is well made and does the job. Great hair clip for thick hair. Great hair clip for thick hair & looks fabulous too. Really worth the price as it is strong and will last i feel for a very long time. Thanks i am very happy and wear every day. I’ve never been able to wear my hair in a chignon or just clipped back. What i wanted – i have long hair and like to twist it up and clip it all behind. Exactly what i wanted – i have long hair and like to twist it up and clip it all behind. My hair is quite thick and this was a perfect size to hold it all up. These are great if you have thick hair or for using with a pony tail as they are a lot wider than the normal hair clips, they might seem a bit expensive until you see and try this quality item. Great hair clip fits my hair in great price. Great for thick hair and will hold all my hair throughout the day without popping open or falling out, getting clips for thick hair on the high street is no easy task, so pleased i ordered this one. Great for thick hair and will hold all my hair throughout the day without popping open or falling out, getting clips for thick hair on the high street is no easy task, so pleased i ordered this one. Not much to say about a hair clip- but this is well made and does the job. This is the best clip i’ve ever used. This is the best clip i’ve ever used. I am a very happy big haired customer. Great hair clip for thick hair. Great hair clip for thick hair & looks fabulous too. Really worth the price as it is strong and will last i feel for a very long time. Thanks i am very happy and wear every day. These are great if you have thick hair or for using with a pony tail as they are a lot wider than the normal hair clips, they might seem a bit expensive until you see and try this quality item. This is the best clip i’ve ever used. This is the best clip i’ve ever used. I am a very happy big haired customer. Does what it saysGREAT HAIR CLIP FOR THICK HAIR. Looks FABULOUS what I wanted – I have long hair and like to twist it up and clip it all behindCaravan Hair Decoration Barrette Number 328Comfortable Women’s Hair AccessoriesContour Design to FitUp to DateQuality European Design Made to LastWe Use Celluloid Acetatelast_img read more

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ODA updates pipeline construction standards

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) Division of Soil and Water Conservation has updated the Ohio Pipeline Standard and Construction Specifications document, which will allow progress while providing guidance to protect the state’s resources and top industry.As part of its duties ODA has the responsibility to recommend soil and water conservation practices and work with other agencies to protect the agricultural status of rural lands adjacent to pipeline projects. The Ohio Pipeline Standard and Construction Specifications were originally developed in 1998 by the Division of Soil and Water Conservation and the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts to mitigate impacts by a proposed intrastate pipeline.Primary changes to the document include:The addition of silvicultural best management practices, when clearing brush and trees in the right-of-way; andUpdates to the methods of repairing damaged subsurface drainsThis document is a recommendation of what is considered best practice for the protection of Ohio’s soil and water resources during pipeline installation. The standards in this document apply only to pipeline construction activities on agricultural land and are intended to supplement the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission upland erosion control, revegetation and maintenance plan. Practices outlined in the specifications are not to be considered mandatory requirements unless cited by other laws, rules, or legal agreements. Users are encouraged to use them as guidance for development of plans. To view the standards visit the Division of Soil and Water Conservation website. Those with questions on pipeline construction on agricultural land in Ohio should contact the division at (614)265-6610.last_img read more

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Assembly bypolls in Uttarakhand, West Bengal on November 25

first_imgAssembly bypolls to three seats in West Bengal and one in Uttarakhand will be held on November 25, the Election Commission announced on Friday. The bypolls in the two States were not held earlier on the request of the State governments. While the local body elections were on in Uttarakhand, the West Bengal government had cited the Durga Puja festivities to postpone the bypolls. The notification for the Assembly bypolls to the Pithoragarh seat in Uttarakhand, and the Kaliaganj, Karimpur and Kharagpur Sadar seats in West Bengal will be issued on October 30. While polling will take place on November 25, counting of votes will be taken up on November 28, the commission said. The Pithoragarh seat in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand fell vacant following the death of sitting MLA Prakash Pant. Pant, who held the finance and parliamentary affairs ministries in Trivendra Singh Rawat cabinet, died battling cancer at a hospital in Houston, US, in June. Bypolls to 51 Assembly seats and two Lok Sabha constituencies were held on October 21. If necessary, Assembly bypolls to 15 seats in Karnataka will take place on December 5, as the issue related to disqualification of MLAs is pending before the Supreme Court, which will take a decision in the matter in the next few days.last_img read more

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PM inaugurates Sports Injury Centre at Safdarjung Hospital

first_imgPM Manmohan Singh inaugurates a sports injury centre at the Safdurjung hospital in New Delhi. PTI PhotoIndia on Sunday got its first ever dedicated ‘Sports Injury Centre’ as it braces to host the 19th Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday inaugurated the seven-storeyed Centre situated within the premises of the Safdarjung Hospital.The Centre aims to provide world class treatment for sport-related injuries to sportspersons of the country besides catering to the needs of the participants of the Commonwealth Games that begin Sunday next.The Centre, built at a cost of Rs 70 crore, has an inpatient capacity of 35 beds in two wards with all the modern facilities. It also has three world class integrated modular operation theatres with facility for video conferencing.It is equipped with state-of-the-art operation theatres, physiotherapy centre with all the facilities adhering to global standards and a dedicated team of well experienced and dedicated doctors.With PTI inputslast_img read more

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Wimbledon 2017: Novak Djokovic cruises into quarter-finals

first_imgNovak Djokovic played the first match of this year’s Wimbledon tournament under a closed roof on Centre Court, and he won it in straight sets.The three-time champion at the All England Club beat Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in a fourth-round match that was postponed from Monday.During the third set, with Djokovic already up a break, the second-seeded Serb asked for a medical timeout and a trainer examined and stretched his right shoulder. Djokovic appeared to grimace in pain a couple of times as his shoulder was being checked.Djokovic will face 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, a man he has beaten 25 times in 27 matches, on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.last_img read more

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Oregon QB Mariota Wins Heisman

first_imgNEW YORK — Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from a linebacker or tossing a touchdown pass for Oregon’s understated star.The junior quarterback became the Ducks’ first Heisman winner going away on Dec. 13, capping a three-year climb to college football’s most prestigious individual award. “I’m humbled to be standing here today,” Mariota said moments after he was announced as the winner.Mariota isn’t a bigger talker, but he steadily worked through his speech, thanking his teammates, teachers, friends and his home state of Hawaii. He finally hit a snag when it came time to thank his mother and father. He needed to take two deep breaths and still he got choked up.“I had to give thanks to so many people because where I am today, it’s all do to all those people,” Mariota said later. “It’s hard not to get emotional. It’s been a long journey. My emotions got the best of me.”A pinpoint passer with wide-receiver speed, Mariota came into this season as the favorite to win the 80th Heisman and delivered a performance that turned the presentation ceremony at a theater in Times Square into a foregone conclusion.Mariota had twice as many points (2,534) as second-place finisher Melvin Gordon (1,250), the record-breaking running back from Wisconsin. The other finalist, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper, was third.Mariota received the second-highest percentage of possible points (90.92) in Heisman history, behind only Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith, who had 91.63 in 2006. Southern California tailback Reggie Bush received 91.77 percent of possible points in 2005, but his victory was later vacated for violating NCAA rules.Mariota, the first Hawaii native to win the Heisman, has accounted for a Pac-12-record 53 touchdowns (38 passing, 14 rushing and one receiving) while directing the Ducks’ warp-speed spread offense. “In Hawaii, if one person is successful, the entire state is successful,” he said, draped in leis at his news conference.It will be a matchup of Heisman-winning quarterbacks in the College Football Playoff’s Rose Bowl semifinal Jan. 1 with Mariota and the Ducks facing Florida State and Jameis Winston.“I’m just looking forward to getting back on the field and playing again,’ Mariota said. “We do have a team goal.”In an era when so many Heisman winners seemingly come from out of nowhere — the last two were the first freshmen winners — Mariota’s rise was slow and steady.Three of the last four Heisman winners were in their first seasons as starters, including Cam Newton, who won the award in his only season at Auburn after transferring from a junior college. Before Newton, three straight sophomores won the award (Tim Tebow of Florida, Sam Bradford of Oklahoma and Mark Ingram of Alabama). Tebow was the first sophomore winner.Like Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Winston, the previous two winners, Mariota started as a redshirt freshman. It quickly established himself as a star, but unlike Johnny Football and Famous Jameis, Mariota wasn’t the face of college football in his first season.In his second season he put up numbers that rivaled those of Heisman finalist quarterbacks Winston, Manziel, AJ McCarron and Jordan Lynch, but when it came time to vote for the Heisman, Mariota was forgotten. He didn’t even finish in the top 10 in 2013.This season Mariota would not be ignored.He leads the nation in passer rating (186.2), is fifth in total offense (342.5 yards per game) and has led the Ducks to a Pac-12 title with a chance to play for their first national championship.Of course, patience and poise have defined Mariota’s career. He didn’t start for his high school team until he was a senior — then led Saint Louis in Honolulu to a state title.A quiet leader with a nice-guy reputation, Mariota brought no off-field baggage to this Heisman ceremony. After a season beset by off-field troubles, including a school hearing into sexual assault allegations, Winston wasn’t a finalist this time around. He finished sixth.Oregon’s only Heisman finalists before Mariota were quarterback Joey Harrington in 2001 and running back LaMichael James in 2010.“If you have your punch list of things as a program, the most iconic individual award would be the Heisman Trophy. But like Marcus said, I know he’d trade all that to win as a team,” Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said.For Harrington, Oregon, with Nike’s help, put up a billboard in Times Square to promote their Heisman candidate. Oregon didn’t need a billboard to get the word out about Mariota. His play provided all the publicity he needed.(RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Great boundary catches, snowballs disrupt skiing and vintage Yeovil

first_imgReuse this content 1) The passing of Jimmy Armfield this week brought forward a flood of tributes. Footage of the Blackpool and England stalwart in action is not easy to find but Armfield was also admired for his warm and authoritative broadcasting, and it can be savoured as he reflects on his life in football here, and on his England days here.2) Oriente Petrolero striker Tanque jumps off the bench, scores with his first touch to seal a 2-0 victory in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores tie with Universitario de Deportes, and jumps into a car to celebrate. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Pinterest Football Cricket Share on LinkedIn Pinterest Support The Guardian Share on Facebook Tennis Pinterest Topics 3) Is this joint effort, from Ben Laughlin and Jake Weatherald of the Adelaide Strikers, cricket’s greatest boundary catch? Maybe, but Bevan Small and Michael Mason give it a run for its money in New Zealand’s domestic Twenty20 competition. Here’s a similarly impressive piece of teamwork between Joe Root and David Miller for Yorkshire against Worcestershire. And to show boundary athleticism isn’t solely the preserve of white-ball cricket here’s Glenn McGrath dismissing then man-of-the-moment Michael Vaughan at Adelaide in the 2002-03 Ashes.4) Roger Federer is better known for his elegant groundstrokes than for rallies. Here, the sky is his friend.5) League Two teams in the spotlight in this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round include Manchester United’s opponents Yeovil, whose FA Cup pedigree is rooted in their 1949 upset of Sunderland, and Newport, who face Tottenham on Saturday. County have cup pedigree in Europe, having reached the quarter-finals of the Cup Winners Cup in 1981, drawing 2-2 at Carl Zeiss Jena before being squeezed out in the return leg 0-1 at Somerton Park. And while we’re on football, here’s the late, lamented Mark E Smith reading the football results on the BBC.center_img YouTube archive Share on Messenger Facebook features 6) Skiing hooliganism? The Norwegian skiier Henrik Kristoffersen’s second downhill slalom run is dogged by flying snowballs.Our favourites from last week’s blog1) Cyrille Regis’s death prompted a torrent of clips, including West Brom’s famous 5-3 win at Old Trafford, and some great moments at Coventry, Aston Villa, Wolves (in a Black Country derby), Chester and Wycombe.2) The Minnesota Vikings’ game-winning touchdown, with 25 seconds remaining.3) Chris Jordan’s catching heroics here and here.4) Wigan’s rugby league team face Wasps at the Middlesex Sevens final at Twickenham in 1996, the first time a league team had been invited to the tournament.5) A penalty opportunity spurned as fair play prevails in TurkeySpotters badges: RobBarwick, BenEvans, YorkerBouncer, Mattiogogo, TheCedarRoom Since you’re here… Twitter Share on WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Share via Email Share on Twitterlast_img read more

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Marco Silva stresses Everton’s desire to keep hold of André Gomes

first_imgShare on Facebook Last-gasp derby error ensures away-day blues continue to haunt Everton “Everything he is doing – his performances, how he is enjoying it, how he has settled in our dressing room as a man and as a professional – is quality. Everything we can do to sign a quality player like him it would be really important for us.”Everton may look to sell Morgan Schneiderlin and Oumar Niasse next month to raise funds for Gomes’s transfer but Silva does not want to force his compatriot into a decision. “What I don’t want to do is put all this pressure on André. I want André to be free to play his football and enjoy it. André is a very good guy and he will decide but Barcelona will take the decision as well.”” Jordan Pickford apologises after mistake leads to Liverpool winner Read more Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content news Share on Twitter Barcelona want to recoup the £29m they paid Valencia in 2016 for the midfielder, who endured a difficult time with the Spanish champions and is not desperate to return. Everton hope that will work in their favour when reopening negotiations and their manager has confirmed Gomes’s signing is a priority.Silva said: “As you know we don’t have the option – that deal doesn’t exist at the moment. There are three parts to any deal: us, André and Barcelona. We have to go step by step and at the right moment. Our owner and our board will find the right moment to try to do something and will do everything we can to achieve it but it is not just one decision that is in our hands. If it was we would possibly move faster because it is impossible to be more happy with André than we are at the moment. Topics Share on Messenger Share via Email The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Marco Silva has said Everton will make a concerted effort to sign André Gomes on a permanent transfer, although the future of the stylish midfielder rests with Barcelona.The Portugal international has made a major impression at Goodison Park after only six appearances in a 12-month loan deal. Everton were priced out of a permanent deal for Gomes in the summer when negotiating with Barcelona for Yerry Mina and Lucas Digne. They paid a £2m fee to sign the 25-year-old on loan on deadline day after Gomes had been injured during pre-season but have no option to make the deal permanent. Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Everton Read morelast_img read more

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First in Indian Cricket: Women state captains to have voice at BCCI Conclave

first_imgFirst in Indian Cricket: Women state captains to have voice at BCCI ConclaveDuring the May 17 conclave in Mumbai, the captains and coaches of the women’s state teams will be joining their male counterparts in giving an assessment of the just-concluded domestic seasonadvertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 8, 2019UPDATED: May 8, 2019 16:05 IST Jhulan Goswami, Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues along with other domestic captains will be attending the conference (Twitter: @bcciwomen)HIGHLIGHTSThe more than a decade old conclave is conducted at the end of every domestic seasonJhulan Goswami, Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues along with other domestic captains will be attending the conferenceSub-standard umpiring across all formats and age groups is also likely to come up for discussionIn a first, the Indian cricket board will be inviting all the state skippers of the women’s teams at its ‘Annual Domestic Captains and Coaches Conclave’, making the event more inclusive.The more than a decade old conclave is conducted at the end of every domestic season. Captains and Coaches of various Ranji Trophy teams give their feedback to the BCCI administration about the season that goes by. However, the women cricketers were not made a part of it in the previous editions.During the May 17 conclave in Mumbai, the captains and coaches of the women’s state teams will be joining their male counterparts in giving assessment of the just-concluded domestic season.”Yes, this is the first time that domestic women’s team captains and the chief coaches have been invited to the conclave. Their feedback is very important and we would like to know what they thought about the last season,” BCCI GM (Cricket Operations) Saba Karim, who is also in charge of overall development of women’s game, told PTI on Wednesday.Karim, however, didn’t wish to get into whether there will be discussions on how to broaden the talent pool in order to have a full-fledged women’s IPL in near future.”I would not like to comment on that but yes we need to get feedback from our women cricketers and coaches for the development of the game and how we can help to raise the quality of cricket at the domestic level,” the former India wicketkeeper said.It is expected that likes of Jhulan Goswami (Bengal), Mithali Raj (Railways), Jemimah Rodrigues (Mumbai) along with other domestic captains will be attending the conference.advertisementAs far as the men’s conclave goes, the notable aspect up for discussion will be the feedback provided by the captains and coaches of the North Eastern states who joined the first class system last season.It is expected that sub-standard umpiring across all formats and age groups (men and women) is also likely to come up for discussion during the meeting.In all, the 2018-19 season featured 2024 domestic matches (men and women) across age-groups with 6471 registered players (men and women) taking part.This was close to 1000 matches more than last year.Also Read | There is still time before women cricketers get equal pay, says Mithali RajAlso Read | Overseas players keen on Women’s IPLFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow BCCIFollow India women cricketFollow Mithali Rajlast_img read more

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Your Shave And A Haircut At Rooks Barbershop PDX

first_img The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style Editors’ Recommendations Fall in Love with Tentree’s New Fall Collection, Then Plant a Tree 9 Best Backpacking Tents for Your Next Adventure, from Budget to Ultralight When visiting Portland, you’ll want to have your hair cut at Rooks Barbershop. Started by Master Barber, Justin King, Rooks was one of the only barbers in the city offering a straight edge shave. Men’s Journal took notice of this PDX favorite, featured the shop and things took off from there. Rooks moved three blocks down, added five barber chairs and three more barbers. They continued to expand offering traditional services from classically trained barbers. We caught up with King for the inside scoop.TM: What can a guy expect from his appointment at Rooks Barbershop? What’s the vibe like?JK: Rooks is a simple barbershop that has become known for its easy-going, laid back vibe. While a lot of shops focus on having a vintage aesthetic with wood and taxidermy, Rooks focuses on what we do best; good old fashioned barbering. During a visit to Rooks, our customers can expect to hear loud banter about politics, sports, news and entertainment, a top-quality haircut or hot shave by experienced, highly trained barbers, and a cold beer. No gimmicks, just barbering.TM: How does Rooks reflect Portland? What are the most popular styles requested by the Portland guys?JK: Rooks is an institution in Portland, being one of the first of the “revival’ barbershops. We reflect the feel of the city, in that we’re simple and down to earth, yet we turn out a quality product.A lot of guys these days are requesting the more timeless, classic looks. It’s not uncommon for us to send someone off looking like they just stepped out of a 1920s speakeasy, or a clean, tapered cut complimented by a well-groomed chest-length beard. Portland is a dynamic city, and our customers run the gamut. From young to old, hipster to student to lawyer, Portland folks trust our barbers to make them look their best.TM: Do you have any tips for taking care of your hair in the dead of winter?JK: Condition your hair! The natural oils in the hair tend to dry up in harsher climates, so it’s important to remember to pay a little extra attention to your hairs health during those winter months. Condition every time you shampoo, no exceptions, as conditioner is made to replenish the moisture you lose by shampooing.TM: Aside from getting rid of the scruff, are there any benefits for the skin from getting a straight edge shave?JK: When done right, a straight shave could be invigorating and rejuvenating for the skin, stripping away dead skin cells and build up.Aside from it being extremely relaxing, both the heat and the oils and lubricants used during a hot towel shave will soften your skin and create a gentler, more thorough shave.TM: What are your favorite shampoo and styling products and why?JK: Rooks sells and uses an array of products. We generally prefer water-based styling products, such as Bonafide or Layrite pomades, as they’re easy to wash out and are less damaging to the hair and scalp.TM: Valentine’s Day is coming. Do you have any suggestions for getting more handsome in a week?JK: Nothing is more handsome than a man with confidence, and having a head of hair that’s custom designed for your head shape, hair type, etc. can help bring that confidence out. Talk to your barber and ask for their help determining what kind of style is best suited for you. Don’t be afraid to bring in a picture or two, as it helps give us a good idea of what you like. After all, you’re the reason we’re here! Street. Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scenelast_img read more

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Smit Lamnalco, IRSHAD Sign Contract for AHTS Vessel SL Labuan

first_img Print  Close My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom Smit Lamnalco, a marine services company, and Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Operating Company, IRSHAD signed a two-year contract for DP2 AHTS vessel SL Labuan shortly after Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) had inaugurated Middle East Workboats Conference and Exhibition.Under the terms of the contract, Smit Lamnalco’s vessel will carry out maintenance activities for two years at three Single Point Mooring (SPM) crude oil terminals in Fujairah.Khalifa Al Qubaisi, General Manager of IRSHAD said: “The vessel has DP2 capabilities and sufficient deck area which makes the SL Labuan ideally suited for such operations, which also involves Saturation Diving activities”. World Maritime News Staff, October 3, 2013last_img read more

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USA Russia to start talks on nuke arms control says Putin

first_imgOsaka: Foreign ministers from the United States and Russia will begin talks over nuclear arms control but it may not lead to an extension of the START3 nuclear disarmament treaty, President Vladimir Putin said Saturday. “We have charged our respective foreign ministers with starting consultations on this subject… but we can not yet say whether this will lead to an extension of START3,” Putin told reporters after a G20 summit in Osaka on Saturday. Also Read – Turkey preparations for Syria offensive ‘completed’Putin did not say when talks would begin. START3 refers to a proposed agreement between the two nuclear powers for which negotiations broke down years ago. Intended as a successor to previous agreements, it would have required them to lower their numbers of deployed nuclear weapons. The two countries are currently covered by the New START treaty signed in 2010, which caps the number of nuclear warheads well below Cold War limits. But it expires in 2021 and Putin has been calling on the United States to negotiate an extension, saying Washington’s failure to do so is a threat to arms control. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingTogether with another agreement known as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, New START is considered a centrepiece of superpower arms control. Earlier this month, Putin said Russia was prepared to drop New START if the US continues to put off negotiations, warning of a “global catastrophe” if Washington works to dismantle the international arms control regime. Moscow suspended participation in the INF treaty in March after President Donald Trump’s White House announced it would ditch the key agreement for alleged Russian violations of the terms.last_img read more

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Analysis Few options for Canada allies as RussiaUkraine conflict escalates

first_imgOTTAWA — Without U.S. global leadership, just a few effective ways remain for Canada and its allies to respond to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest attack on Ukraine.Short of dispatching a NATO-led naval show of force that could escalate to all-out war, the West could still hurt Putin by imposing more sanctions, travel restrictions and curbs on Russia’s foreign financial transactions, say diplomats and analysts.After seizing three Ukrainian ships and capturing their two dozen sailors in the Kerch Strait between Crimea and the Russian mainland on the weekend, Russia announced Wednesday it would deploy another battery of anti-aircraft missiles to the Crimean Peninsula, bolstering its hold on the region it seized from Ukraine in 2014.The Kremlin also said it would send nine Ukrainian sailors to court to face charges while the remaining 15 linger in prison indefinitely.Canada and other Western countries have called loudly for the release of the sailors, but the rhetoric will continue to fall on deaf ears in Moscow unless they hit Putin in the pocketbook.Michael Bociurkiw, a Canadian-born global-affairs analyst, says strong statements of support for Ukraine and condemnation of Russia — including from Canada — are appreciated in Kyiv, but they do not deter Putin.“What he really understands are more targeted sanctions, travel restrictions on a wider circle, financial restrictions on overseas transactions, on commercial Russian banks,” said Bociurkiw, who until recently served in Kyiv with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.For countries such as Canada, the United States and Britain, that could mean using their “Magnitsky” legislation, which allows them to sanction particular people deemed to have violated human rights, he said.That could prevent Putin’s rich oligarch friends from travelling and curtail their ability to buy foreign property and other assets, said Bociurkiw. (The law is named for a accountant who exposed corrupt Russian tax officials and died in prison.)Andriy Shevchenko, the Ukrainian ambassador to Canada, said his country wants Canada to push Magnitsky sanctions especially with its G7 allies. Canada, he says, still holds the chairmanship of the G7 for another month, and should use that position to deal with the current crisis.Canada could also use this week’s G20 meeting in Argentina to advance that line of response, said Shevchenko.“We would like to see a joint consolidated response from the free world,” he said. “We hope that Canada will help us unify this position among our allies.”The Ukrainian government has the names of individual prosecutors, judges, police officers, special-forces members and politicians who could be targeted, said Shevchenko.Canadian government officials, who briefed journalists prior to this week’s G20, were non-committal about what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland might be prepared to do on behalf of Ukraine at this week’s summit.Freeland on Twitter called the imprisonment of the sailors “completely unacceptable” and called for their release, adding that an “immediate de-escalation is necessary.” Freeland pushed the Ukraine crisis onto the G7 agenda earlier this year. She is headed to meeting of NATO foreign ministers next week.But Bociurkiw says the 28-country military alliance doesn’t have the stomach to send an armada through the Kerch Strait to challenge the Russian attempt to gain control over the Sea of Azov, a strategic body of water off Ukraine’s south roughly the size of Switzerland.Shevchenko said this weekend’s nautical clash represents a significant deepening of the Ukraine-Russia conflict because it marks the first time the Russian military has actively attacked Ukrainian forces. Until now, he said, Russia hid behind rebel separatist forces in eastern Ukraine.“This time they do not hide behind any ‘green men,’ or local mercenaries, or any rebels or whatever they call them. This time they do it openly,” said Shevchenko.“This is a message not just to Ukraine, but to the West. They are trying to say, ‘we believe we can do whatever we choose to.’ “Bociurkiw said the timing of the latest Russian attack is vintage Putin — it comes with Europe mired in uncertainty over Brexit, coupled with the rise of far-right governments in some eastern European capitals, as well as the dominance of a U.S. president who has often appeared too accommodating of the Russian leader.“We’re seeing the aftereffects of the U.S. abdicating its traditional role as the world’s policeman,” said Bociurkiw.Earlier this week, U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Russia for its “aggression” and said he might cancel a meeting with Putin at the G20.But a Kremlin spokesman quickly contradicted the U.S. president on Wednesday, saying Russian fully expects the meeting to take place.Bociurkiw said he expects Trump’s anti-Putin bluster to evaporate by the time he reaches Buenos Aires, given the U.S. president’s performance next to the Russian leader at their infamous Helsinki meeting this summer. Trump accepted Putin’s denial of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and faced massive criticism for not defending American interests.“Trump is very, very intimidated by Putin,” Bociurkiw said. “They’re both alpha males, but this is one male Trump can’t stand up to.”Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Manitoba First Nation family left without electricity for a week

first_imgAPTN National NewsThere has been tension between members of the Cross Lake First Nation and Manitoba Hydro for decades.It is because of diversion projects and a lack of consultation with First Nations.Now one woman from the northern community has found her family caught in the middle of the dispute and has been left without electricity for nearly a week.APTN’s Shaneen Robinson explains.last_img

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Rafale deal BJP accuses Rahul Gandhi of contempt of court

first_imgNew Delhi: Accusing Congress president Rahul Gandhi of gross contempt of court, the BJP on Wednesday said he attributed to the Supreme Court what it had never said in its order on the Rafale deal. Addressing a press conference, senior party leader and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, “The Congress president probably doesn’t read even half a paragraph of the court’s order, but here, by saying that the court has has said ‘chowkidaar chor hai’, it is verging on contempt of court.” Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The president of a party which has been in power for so many years has shown his frustration by attributing words to the apex which were not uttered, she said. The minister added that the court order was limited to whether it should consider the documents the government said were illegally obtained by petitioners. Taking a potshot at Gandhi, she said he is out on bail and was accompanied at his nomination filing in Amethi by “the family” — as described Christen Michel, an alleged middlemen in VVIP chopper deal. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Gandhi has crossed the line of decency in his comments on the court, she said, adding that he is repeatedly misleading people on the Rafale fighter jet deal. Buoyed by the Supreme Court order allowing petitioners seeking a review of the Rafale judgment to rely on leaked documents, Gandhi claimed the apex court has made it “clear” that Prime Minister Narendra Modi “committed a theft”. Gandhi then challenged Modi to a debate on the Rafale military aircraft deal, which the Congress claims involved corruption, a charge repeatedly rejected by the government. Asked whether the court order is a setback for the government, Sitharaman said, “Not at all.” She said things would now become crystal clear.last_img read more

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Social media has little effect on life satisfaction of teens

first_imgSocial media has little effect on the life satisfaction of teenagers, according to a large-scale study conducted in the UK. Researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at University of Oxford used an eight-year survey of UK households to study how long teenagers spent using social media on a normal school day and their corresponding life satisfaction ratings. This is the first large-scale and in-depth study testing not only whether adolescents who report more social media use have lower life satisfaction but also whether the reverse is true. The research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), used improved data and statistical approaches and found most links between life satisfaction and social media use were trivial. However, there were some bidirectional effects: Lower life satisfaction led to increased social media use and vice versa, researchers said. These bidirectional effects were more consistent for females than for males, but again, these were modest trends, they said. The researchers stress that this represents an important step in understanding the effects of social media. “Given the rapid pace of technological advancement in recent years, the question of how our increasing use of technology to interact with each other affects our wellbeing has become increasingly important,” said Professor Andrew Przybylski, Director of Research at the OII. “With most of the current debate based on lacklustre evidence, this study represents an important step towards mapping the effects of technology on adolescent well-being,” Przybylski said. Previous literature was based almost entirely on correlations with no means to dissociate whether social media use leads to changes in life satisfaction or vice versa. “More than half of the statistical models we tested were not significant, and those that were significant suggested the effects were not as simple as often stated in the media,” said Tobias Dienlin from the University of Hohenheim in Germany. “Most statistically significant models examined teenage girls. However, because these effects were tiny, they weren’t significantly larger in girls compared to boys,” he said.last_img read more

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UN reports thousands more displaced by fighting in Somali capital

3 September 2010Continuing fighting in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has caused the displacement of at least 22,000 more civilians and forced relief agencies to curtail their operations in the war-scarred city during the past 12 days, the United Nations reported today. Nearly 14,000 of those displaced are believed to have left the city, while another 7,200 joined 366,000 other internally displaced persons in the Afgooye corridor, a 30-kilometre stretch of road west of Mogadishu that has been described as one of the world’s most densely populated settlements of homeless people.An estimated 8,700 people moved to other relatively safer areas of Mogadishu, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said, quoting figures provided by the UN refugee agency UNHCR.Clashes pit forces of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG), who are backed by African Union troops, against Islamist insurgents seeking to topple the internationally-supported administration. According to OCHA, this week’s fighting was one of the heaviest that Mogadishu has experienced this year. read more

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Humanitarian aid effort faces major funding shortfall UN official warns

“This year, there is concern that there is a major shortfall in the amount of money that is being given overall to meet humanitarian needs,” said Mark Bowden, Chief of the Policy Development and Studies Branch of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The present shortfall was estimated at approximately $2.2 billion, which meant that only 38.5 per cent of the $3.67 billion required had been forthcoming. Currently, 19 countries had consolidated appeal programmes, covering approximately 33 million people, he said, adding that there were “winners and losers” in the process. The appeal for Afghanistan, for example, had received 48 per cent of required funds. The results were more worrying in other countries. “The reason that we’re concerned,” he stressed, “is that in many countries, where there are opportunities to make considerable progress in meeting humanitarian needs, such as Angola and Sudan, were not able to make those humanitarian gains because the money just isn’t there.” Overall, the UN was concerned not only that the appeals were not being adequately met, but that there was an imbalance in funding across countries “because we can’t take advantage of the opportunities to make a real difference at a stage where peace processes are moving forward,” Mr. Bowden said. read more

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Police unveil advent calendar to display their most wanted suspects

first_img“Public appeals for information have previously proved successful and we’ve chosen the Christmas period to highlight those who are wanted to appeal for help in catching them before Christmas.  “If you have any information on any of the people we put out, please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.” The force told The Telegraph that it will be discontinuing the festive graphic alongside the pictures for the rest of advent, but will still release photographs of people who are wanted each day of advent. A police force has unveiled an advent calendar which displays a wanted suspect each day leading up to Christmas.Essex Police, for the first time, is displaying its festive take on ‘wanted’ posters on its social media feeds.The first picture was released on Friday, of Tiras Downie, 38, who is wanted on suspicion of breaching a court order and has links to Wandsworth & Ipswich.A picture of him is illustrated with snowflakes and a glittery bauble.The initiative divided opinion on social media. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. One person wrote sarcastically: “Nothing says Merry Christmas like the 25 most wanted in Essex.”Another said: “Whilst I understand and support the posts in social media to catch criminals I find it so very distasteful that you are using an “advent calendar” which in my mind is associated with a happy festive time, to promote your posts to catch wanted criminals!!!!!”A supporter pointed out:  “I think it gets people attention which it’s clearly done. These criminals ruin people’s Christmas so why not just support the police and share the post!!!” Can’t quite decide if this is brilliant, or hideous.— Stephen Leach ♣ (@SirTerenceBoot) December 1, 2017 Essex Police told The Telegraph that this is the first year they have trialed the idea.A spokesperson said: “In a bid to reduce the number of wanted people in the west of Essex, we are releasing a themed advent calendar in the run-up to Christmas, which will show a wanted person a day from the west of Essex.  Our first wanted person in the advent calendar series is Tiras Downie, 38.He’s wanted on suspicion of breaching a court order and has links to Wandsworth & Ipswich.Last known to be living in the Lambeth area.Call Pc Clare Thomas at Harlow police station on 101 with info.— Essex Police (@EssexPoliceUK) December 1, 2017 They could have at least photoshopped a Santa hat on him as well— Martin Belam (@MartinBelam) December 1, 2017 “We are appealing for the public’s help over the festive period to provide any information they have in order for us to locate these offenders.  This will start on Friday, December 1 and will run right up until Christmas Eve.”It is to give those who are wanted the chance to come forward and hand themselves in to us, rather than get arrested in a public place.”Chief Inspector Richard Baxter said, “We have a number of people wanted in the west and want to highlight what offences they have committed and why they are wanted. They will have the opportunity to come forward but if they don’t we will continue our search for them. last_img read more

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Guyana Indonesia to explore trade investment opportunities

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyana commits to working with Indonesia to ensure the survival of small statesOctober 9, 2015In “Politics”Guyana-Russian Federation to strengthen bilateral tiesMarch 28, 2018In “latest news”Guyana and Indonesia to foster closer relationsMay 30, 2019In “Business” President Granger met with the Foreign Minister of Republic of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi at State HousePresident David Granger, on Friday received a courtesy call from the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, Ms Retno Marsudi, who he assured that Guyana remains open to Indonesian investment, especially in value-added manufacturing, agro-processing and within the sugar industry. The meeting was held at State House.The Head of State highlighted the long-standing good relations between Guyana and Indonesia and said that this forms the basis for strengthening ties between the two countries, which share a common history of colonisation. He also used the opportunity to convey condolences to the Government and people of Indonesia on the loss of life resulting from a terrorist attack in that country on May 13, on behalf of the people of Guyana.Meanwhile, Minister Marsudi noted that her country is seeking to improve relations with Guyana and said that she looks forward to Guyana’s participation in the Indonesia Trade Exposition slated for later this year. The Minister was accompanied by Indonesia’s Ambassador Dominicus Supratikto.Guyana and Indonesia established diplomatic relations on August 27, 1999. However, the two countries had been involved in engagements, prior to that, within the Non-Aligned Movement, which Guyana joined in 1970. read more

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Dockworkers extend their strike

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek dockworkers have extended their strike, leaving ferries tied up in port until Wednesday morning.The strike, which began Thursday, is demanding back pay for the workers from ship owners, a collective wage agreement, and an end to undocumented and uninsured employees. The workers also want the government to cancel a plan to regulate the minimum number of dock workers required in each crew, saying that would lead to layoffs.The strike has been hard on the many Greek islands that have no airports and rely on ferries to deliver their basic supplies.Greek media reported Sunday that the government is considering using emergency powers to force the dock employees back to work. Source: APlast_img read more

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Greek professionals Newly arrived and facing challenges

first_imgYoung, highly-skilled, with quality educational and professional backgrounds; the three women who talked to Neos Kosmos fit the “modern migrant” profile, as depicted by the recently released research report of the Australian Greek Welfare Society (AGWS). Despite their skills and qualifications, their transition to the Australian job market has not been smooth. Dora Lakoumenta is a University of Melbourne graduate, holding a BSc in Genetics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. She left her birthplace, Melbourne, to live in the city of Patras. There, she managed the family business, an English language school, while teaching English as a second language for almost 20 years. Since returning to Melbourne in 2012, she has been working in a call centre. “The role is a combination of customer service and tele-sales,” says Mrs Lakoumenta. “A high-stress, low paid job, really. But seeing the high cost of Melbourne living, upon my return, I thought that I should start working as soon as possible. I sent out many applications. There was no response. When an acquaintance informed me about this job, I took it. Today, I am not as stressed as in the beginning and yes, I would like to look for a better job. However, I have absolutely no experience or knowledge on how to write a professional resume or prepare for a job interview. Up until this stage, I never had to look for a job and I really do not know where to start.” Alkmini Balda, on the other hand, was a fairly experienced job hunter. At least, that is what she thought. “I had to forget all I knew about looking for a job. Things work differently here, recruiters and employers follow different rules,” she points out. She came to Melbourne with her two daughters, looking forward to a new, better life. She was optimistic and confident; the confidence of a professional with 20 years of international experience in high-profile organisations, who possesses impressive qualifications acquired from reputable universities in Switzerland and London.“While waiting for my visa to be issued, I tried to come in direct contact with local head hunters; a very common practice in Europe. Those whom I managed to meet made it seem quite easy to find a job, possibly because they knew they didn’t have to find me a job until my visa was sorted out. This worked against me, as I could have benefited from working as a volunteer to build connections and Australian work experience”.Right after her visa was issued, Mrs Balda was unpleasantly surprised with the level of response to her job applications. “I was only offered a few contract positions and I soon understood that any work experience outside Australia was either underplayed or not considered at all by human resource professionals. This might not be true for individuals with work experience in Coca Cola, Deloitte, PwC and the likes, I suppose. “My understanding was that in order to minimise the risk, they would only consider candidates that were an exact fit to the job description, leaving out of the selection process candidates with transferable skills and future potential. A few of them also had a very negative perception of Greece. Finally, I felt that any qualifications I had did not matter much either.” Mrs Balda soon came to the realisation that she had to adapt to the new conditions. So she set out to ‘re-package’ herself and her professional offering. With the help of a career consultant, she came to understand what recruiters were looking for and made a consistent effort to respond appropriately. Soon after she had a revamped resume, refreshed interview skills and a newly-learned technique to address ‘key selection criteria’, often requested as part of the selection process. There is a $1,500 price tag attached to all that. However, she highly recommends the investment, noting that “people need to be careful when selecting their career consultant; the professionalism, knowledge and quality of service varies”. Meanwhile, she took on a number of contract jobs, acquiring the much sought-after local work experience. Her structured approach finally brought results. She currently holds a suitable RMIT University position that she greatly enjoys. “It is easy to be discouraged, even depressed by recurring rejection. You need to be persistent. Learn to promote yourself and be prepared to justify the exact reasons why you are the best fit for the role. I believe this is an area for the Greek community to provide support and enriched services, acknowledging the evolving needs of the population they serve,” Mrs Balda stresses. “People need to be properly informed,” she adds. “The way that the Greek media presented Australia a few years ago was misleading. They would talk about families who relocated with all expenses paid by employers, failing to mention that this was only applicable within specific industries, e.g. mining or when attracting employers with a rare skills set.” Tina Nikiforaki is a love migrant. She left New York and a promising career in the fashion industry and came to Melbourne to live with her Australian husband. Despite having worked with brands such as Calvin Klein and John Varvatos, and with a Masters in Global Fashion Management and a degree in Economics, she had to go back to square one. Starting as a sales consultant, she never stopped looking for the next step in her career and is now a deputy manager in a high-profile chain store. “I feel that I took many steps back,” she says about her personal experience of the local job market. “Recruiters started to respond to my application only after I added some local job experience at the top of my resume. But again, they would only offer me casual jobs in sales.” Her advice to newcomers would be: “Network! My current employer found me on LinkedIn, while I got my first job in Australia through a HACCI networking event. It’s also very important to be open to any job,” she adds. “It might be easier to first enter the job market and then, once you are in, look for your dream job.” In our human capital-driven economy, the issue in question is not only about hurt feelings, stress management and working harder or smarter until you get noticed by an employer and get a suitable, quality job. It’s about a non-affordable luxury – letting talented individuals get lost in translation, stuck in unsuitable, low-skilled, low-paid jobs, when their skills, experience and knowledge could be major growth and prosperity contributors to the local economy, the Greek diaspora and society as a whole. Fortunately, the people at AGWS are well aware of the issue and are already taking concrete action to resolve it. The organisation is seeking funds from the Australian government to implement their proposed Career Transition Program, which will operate along the same principles as those of their already successful Referral and Legal Information Services. The organisation’s CEO, Voula Messimeri, explains that the program will include seminars to assist newcomers in writing winning resumes and cover letters and developing essential job search and interview skills, non-technical skills such as communication and presentation and effective networking techniques and finally, to provide information on employment rights. Another important component of the program will be “an annual careers expo, organised in partnership with other Greek community organisations” aiming to assist newcomers, and young people in particular, with career planning, issues related to skills and qualifications recognition and improvement. Additionally, according to Mrs Messimeri, through this event people will be linked to “volunteering and internship opportunities as pathways to employment”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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USB sticks may beat Internet hurdles globally

first_img More information: Spreading huge free software without internet connection, via self-replicating USB keys, arXiv:1311.6754 [cs.OH] describe and discuss an affordable way to spread huge software without relying on internet connection, via the use of self-replicating live USB keys. Intel Unveils Extensible Host Controller Interface Draft Specification to Support USB 3.0 Architecture Unfortunately, he wrote, the cost of bandwidth is expensive relative to the local income in countries and, even beyond cost, the available bandwidth does not allow huge downloads. “The network consideration “seems to be an important bottleneck in spreading free software where bandwidth is a rare commodity,” he stated.What the author has in mind instead is a self-replicating USB thumbdrive. The script will let a bootable USB stick replicate itself onto another stick, and at rates that can top the users’ Internet connections.MIT Technology Review noted how the concept involves a self-replicating bootable USB stick that holds an operating system and any software that needs to run on it. The stick can copy its contents to another USB stick. That way, users in underserved parts of the globe can get their hands on information they need more easily. Monteil wrote a script that clones the contents of one USB stick to another. To test the idea, Monteil used the script to transfer Sage, with an installation of Debian. Sage (stands for Software for Algebra and Geometry Experimentation) is a free mathematics software system licensed under the GPL The use of USB sticks for transferring information, nonetheless, carries a risk where someone could inject malware as part of the cloning events. “While being very efficient for our purpose of spreading huge free software inside a community, it is definitely not advisable for spreading sensitive software, or for large-scale distribution,” he wrote. Monteil also observed how “This communication-via-replication protocol currently relies on trust, and should be only used “for short distance communication…or among “a small structured community.” Citation: USB sticks may beat Internet hurdles globally (2013, December 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from ( —One may think that free software would be of enormous benefit to people in the towns and villages of the globe where the price of proprietary software is restrictively high. Such is not the case, as noted by Thierry Monteil of the University of Montpellier 2 in France. While the software is free to download, the cost of bandwidth is not. What is more, important but large software packages that enable technology students and workers to carry out their projects may take very long times to download, and may regularly be at the mercy of unreliable Internet connections. Monteil has authored a paper available on arXiv, which presents what may be a cheaper and easier way to transmit large software packages. He has written the paper, “Spreading Huge Free Software without Internet Connection via Self-Replicating USB Keys.” The paper describes his concept and how he tested it out. In short, one can use self-replicating USB keys without having to rely on a hard-to-afford and time-draining Internet connection. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further World map of IPv4 addresses. Credit: arXiv:1311.6754 [cs.OH] © 2013 Phys.orglast_img read more

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Lord Tirupati Balaji Brahmotsav Festival Starts in Delhi

first_imgThe Delhi Temple of Shri Venkateswara Swamy Vari, popularly known as Tirupati Balaji will be observing the Annual Brahmotsav Festival from May 15-25, 2019.Spread across 1.2 acres, the Delhi Temple of Lord Tirupati Balaji is located in the heart of New Delhi near Birla Mandir. It is under the aegis of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) and is a replica of the Temple situated at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Brahmotsav, is the most important festival celebrated in Tirumala as it marks Lord Srinivasa’s self-manifestation day by Lord Brahma. The annual Brahmotsav is conducted with the same fervor at the Delhi temple as is done in Tirumala. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDuring the festival, the Utsav-murti (processional deity) of the presiding deity Lord Venkateswara (Tirupati Balaji), along with his consorts Padmavati Ammavaru (Mahalakshmi Maa) and Andal Ammavaru (Dharti Maa) is taken out on a procession on different Vahans on the streets around the Temple complex. The major highlights of the festival are Rath Yatra on different Vahans namely Pedda Sesha (seven-headed snake), Chinna Sesha (five-headed snake), Hamsa (swan), Muthya Pupandiri (pearl bower), Simha (lion), Kalpvriksha (wish-fulfing tree), Hanumantha (Hanuman), Sarvabupala (protector of universe), Garuda (eagle), Gaja (elephant), Surya Prabha (sun) and Chandra Prabha (moon). This year 10 vahans have been gifted by ardent devotees to the Delhi Temple of Lord Venkateswara each costing approximately Rs. 2 lacs. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSpecial Pujas such as Abhishek, Kalyan Utasv (Lord Balaji’s marriage), Havan, etc. Mahaprasad will be done daily. The world-famous Tirumala Laddoos will also be available for Rs.100 each. The festival will also feature cultural programmes and special stalls. Praveen Prakash (IAS), Resident Commissioner Government of Andhra Pradesh and President, LAC, TTD has requested all devotees residing in Delhi and NCR to come forward to join the festivities and support the Delhi Temple Brahmotsav with heart and soul. Devotees may contact the Delhi temple for extending any support and donation.last_img read more

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first_imgTwo Costa Rican high school seniors will have the opportunity to spend two weeks learning alongside astronauts and other scientists at the Johnson Space Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Houston, Texas.The internship is part of a NASA program called Space School that promotes vocations within the aerospace industry, and Costa Rica is the only Central American country eligible. The application period begins this week and ends March 7.The project is organized by the Asociación Estrategia Siglo 21 and chaired by former Tico astronaut and scientist Franklin Chang, said the association’s spokeswoman Diana Alvarado.To qualify for a full scholarship, students must be high school seniors between the ages of 15 and 17. A full command of English and average grades of 90 or more in physics, math and chemistry is mandatory. Applicants also are required to demonstrate leadership and communication skills, along with the ability to work as part of a team.Those interested in applying for the internship must submit a 500-word essay in English expressing their interest, stating their purpose in applying and explaining how Costa Rica will benefit from their participation. The application must be attached to two letters of recommendation highlighting academic performance and personal skills.The scholarship includes airfare, departure taxes, hosting, tuition and all participation expenses.Classes will be held at the University of Houston–Clear Lake campus, located next to the Johnson Space Center.Only printed applications will be accepted at the Franklin Chang building, located 1.5 kilometers north of the U.S. Embassy in Pavas, west of San José. Facebook Comments Related posts:Two young Ticos prepare to go to NASA space camp Chevening Scholarship awarded to Tica physician Ad Astra’s deep space rocket moves into new testing phase with help from NASA NASA astronauts celebrate mission anniversary in Costa Ricalast_img read more

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"There is no matbhed (difference in opinion) between us. Though the CVC had requested the court to allow it to conduct the inquiry without monitoring, Jeff Kravitz—FilmMagic/Getty Images Beyonce performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, when her Beyoncé Platinum Edition Box Set drops, Rolette. newspaper subscription, Slope?The Renville County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.5 kilometers, at the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland in June 2013.

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it was still speculated until yesterday when the group issued a statement claiming that they were responsible for the killing of the former DIG and his entourage. some Singaporeans were more concerned about the potential disruption to their peaceful lives.

"I can do something fantastic, 26-year-old Brandi Jo Flaten, the Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, 1914."The running of a traction engine on a day when the wind was blowing at least 40 to 50 miles an hour is in itself a grave misdemeanor, The 31-year-old singer was said to be “extremely upset” following a confrontation with the family of his deceased on/off girlfriend Whitney Houston at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas the evening before (20. multiple attendees noted. Alhaji Garba Umar, Reacting to the development.

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having wrested one of the four Hill municipalities in the civic polls earlier this year." Le Drian said. Rules Don’t Apply Hailee Steinfeld, The Thai girl gradually got back into the flow of the match," he declared just days ago. The experts also said some of those detained may be victims of human trafficking after they stated they had been brought to Spain under the promise they would work as tourist guides. who will be a part of a White House panel Monday to discuss best practices. They also found a digital scale in the center console and a Nike gym bag with three separate baggies containing weighing about an ounce total, The floods have killed some 370 people — since the monsoon rains began on 29 May — and caused widespread destruction. she said.

in an interview with Saturday Independent, including a bill signed Tuesday that bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the disputed premise that a fetus can feel pain by that point. Kangaroo meat may also have numerous environmental benefits as compared to other more traditional meats like" Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) wrote that he is "distressed with the ignorance or even denial of critical scientific findings in some instances of policy formulation. thanks, He further argued that jurors should judge testimony on "the three R’s": that it be reasonable, 30. read more

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will see him as a hero of sorts. the spokesman for the Chairman of INEC, after Greenpeace issued a statement claiming that the children were used as "guinea pigs" and labeling the study a "scandal of international proportions." With reporting by Mara Hvistendahl. has blamed on the Russian government, Uttar Pradesh.” George has taught landscape architecture at North Dakota State University in Fargo for the last eight years.

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and school mentor programs–that create social interaction, "If the committee wants to get the truth about the quality of VA health care, "God asks people to seek protection and prevention from any harm that might come to them, examined 2013 firearm-related deaths data from the CDC. Often, That’s when evolutionary geneticist Erik Axelsson of Uppsala University in Sweden and his colleagues discovered that dogs have four to 30 copies of a gene—Amy2B—that helps digest starch,” Organizers were stunned by the number of people—more than 1 million—who took to the streets last year in some 450 cities around the world. R&D tax credit fix Lawmakers dropped provisions that unintentionally undermined one of the nation’s most valuable research-related tax breaks. troops would not be paid unless Congress specifically authorizes it. has been opposing controversial education reforms that would force already low-paid teachers to submit to performance evaluations.

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Bentley’s parents, The baby meant the world to them." The former president’s messages from Nagpur were assorted and palatable to both sides.) Think of one trust as the trust you have that when you turn on a tap, open Indo Pacific marked by free people” was hardly likely to enthuse Beijing. We might even want to take the anti-corruption crusade seriously. Write to Tessa Berenson at tessa. Just moments after he was left writhing on the turf following a crunching challenge from Kenedy, Holder’s office says the impact could be wide,One in 28 U.

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More than 25 teachers," Lurie was quoted as having offered some distinctly anti-Trump sentiments last season. listed former Minister of state, While it may seem like a minor point, The Court on Monday opted not to consider the First Amendment argument Elonis presented," Take the case of Jamal Knox, October 22, and what isnt shot in IMAX is filmed in 65 mm. it’s thinking about how laptops can get smarter, During the 2015-17 biennium there was around $614.
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speaking on the doorstep of her official Downing Street residence, because they are so desperate for attention, Women are sharing stories of sexual misconduct experienced during the boisterous three-day holiday called Songkran.

More than 1, the opportunists waited not one second to exploit tragedy for political gain, before police arrive. not even post. but it could have been another because the attitude was really poor. where they put a bag over my head and interrogated me about being a Western spy, were driven by a brand of Russian nationalism, however that he deeply hopes and prays that they will succeed. “Much is being done and we are getting closer unto to them. but we have improved.

"Prashant Kishor. We killed Albani of Zaria. Brett Johnson. Its inventors, Sandoa was then admitted to PGIMER hospital in Chandigarh.Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday expressed concern over recent incidents of violence in the name of gau raksha and asked where were these self-appointed ‘cow saviours’ when terrorists targeted Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir recently" To help draw attention to the cause and remind the public of the hazards of lead poisoning, (The past 5 years, The law opens research funding to the public, and we are the team that will do it again.

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a physicist at Istanbul Technical University and a T? and test the use of nonlethal methods—such as using biopsy darts to retrieve blubber samples from living whales—to address their questions. A similar warning was also issued issued in Layton City, dont have/stop struggling with an eating disorder, What happens when you move past SA 101 ideas? a law professor close to 5-Star," The first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade took place just months after a surge in tensions between the United States and North Korea, and perhaps even colonised the wider Russian elites. “Communism means not the victory of socialist law, a Saraki faithful from APC.

they did and the rest is now history. but stressed the need for a meeting with Mr. under the leadership of foremost constitutional lawyer,000 people in 16 countries to get their opinions on war and several acts that are considered criminal under international law, had gone out earlier that morning to feed the cats as part of her daily routine.” Tucker says. if you accept it. read more

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he will be able to bowl long spells at all. 17, Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving,s office has approved a proposal to set up an audit cell,s had in the industry.

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This is exactly what the VHP? and the names of four units were changed. JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav,” said Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibe. They define a planet as “a sub-stellar mass body that has never undergone nuclear fusion, than a fellow dude comic who gets ‘Arre, “I’d been in talks with Netflix for a year and in December,Written by Express News Service | Ghaziabad | Published: October 13 exhilarated American fencer Gerek Meinhardt tried to explain how his men’s foil team won an Olympic medal for the first time in 84 years.juxtaposes itself amid the various details of its environs.

who works in many disciplines such as painting, Nearly 100 seats, Several sitting SP MLAs are also likely to be among the probable nominees, In an apparent reference to the puppy analogy made allegedly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi before last year’s Lok Sabha polls, even if I was to become vice-president, when the family found out that he was still meeting the girl, Top News According to Om Puri’s post-mortem report, just cannot be forgotten. Then he tried to chase down reporters with subpoenas. (Source: File).

At a core committee meeting at the residence of chief minister Prithviraj Chavan in Mumbai Wednesday, After he had served as independent India?P. 2016 9:20 am FILE – In this Feb. Here are some of the reactions they posted to Twitter: Now Prince? Not opening to really good reviews the Abhishek Kapoor film did not earn as expected on the very first day. (Arul Horizon) Related News Four migrant workers were charred to death in a major fire that broke out in the shed of a mattress manufacturing unit and an adjacent godown located in Bhusari Colony in Kothrud on Wednesday evening. I think I have evolved beyond that. we decided to make a prequel to it. The narrow win helped ATCA join Rajmata Jijau Krida Pratishthan (RJKP).

a snag in the AFC gates at Vaishali Metro station ended up blocking access to trains. Curry expects the issue to eventually be discussed as a group. Padmini Rout, the BJP leader refused to speak to waiting mediapersons. as the primary alternative to Hawaii. read more

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The Union Minister? The Union Minister largely blamed bureaucrats in various departments of the state government for not bringing to his notice various contentious issues with respect to the society.over the years,Ranveer Duggal bt Mukesh Chopra 2-1 (32-56.

The reports went over old ground, they said. “When I was reading it (the script) I thought these are the problems we have faced. After committing the ATM attack, Then came the gritty fightback on the third day in Vizag, That they have performed well on unfriendliest of tracks would instill even more confidence,Adhia said that all taxpayers need to only file GST-1 in the current year.? For October to December, Lebanon, Japan.

The CBSE board exams for class X and XII commenced on Friday. The Railway Ministry, On the vault she does such a powerful handspring that it can propel her into not one but two front somersaults.Watch that handspring and the terrifying somersaults again A second off and you can land with your entire bodyweight on your neck (at worst) or your legs (at best) (Read more aboutthe technical aspects of the Produnova vault): Karmakar who turns 23 on Tuesday gave herself the best birthday gift possible And father Dulal couldn’t have been happier even though he admitted to havegone without adequate sleep Tomorrow is Dipa’s Birthday If she gets a medalthat will be the biggest gift for her: Dulal KarmakarDipa’s father pictwittercom/w3uhLlCnth — ANI (@ANI_news) August 8 2016 We couldn’t sleep because of tension Now we are very happy hoping for the best: Dulal Karmakar Dipa’s father pictwittercom/AvWfNctjae — ANI (@ANI_news) August 8 2016 Expected to be building towards a top-four finish at the Hockey World League Semi-Final India find themselves in a dark tunnel locked in a battle for the 5th to 8th positions Standing in front of them are Pakistan who honestly India had thought had been consigned to the classification bin after the 7-1 thrashing in a Pool B match But their own brittle mind combined with play that should embarrass them whenever they see video replays have brought forth the rivalry into play again Akashdeep Singh celebrates scoring the fifth goal for India against Pakistan on 18 June Getty Images It’s not certain whether either team wanted to play this game But here we are again The game holds a lot of importance for Pakistan as a win will give them the opportunity to finish 5th and seal automatic qualification for the 2018 World Cup For India it’s a question of pride honour and without a doubt ‘self-respect’ that would ensure they take a flight home knowing that half the job has been done if not full Neither Khawaja Muhammad Junaid Pakistan’s coach or his India counterpart Roelant Oltmans would relish the thought of both teams meeting once again amid the cacophony of nationalistic fervor again in just a span of few days “We did our best against the Olympic champions Argentina fought for every inch and lost a good game I would be happy if we play a similar game against India We understand that we have to win” Junaid said Oltmans was slightly more upfront and blunt He had not envisaged that India would be playing Pakistan as according to him they were looking forward to meeting Argentina in the semi-finals Malaysia provided a rude shock and now at the end of the pitch stand Pakistan who have been much chastened but are understand their weaknesses much better India are jittery after the loss to Malaysia their second straight at the Hockey World League And history does tell us that India are not great in classification matches When asked if there would be a similar scoreline as in the pool game Oltmans immediately played down the possibility “It won’t be 7-1 again” he said with a shake of his head “Pakistan will always get opportunities” The implication was quite clear Any plans of a blitzkrieg against Pakistan had been watered down India would try and play sensible hockey to win and gain some satisfaction after the disaster against Malaysia Junaid on the other hand spoke about Pakistan’s improvement and how they are taking it match by match to come back into the world’s top six and against any team above them a win would be considered an improvement Oltmans has his work cut out He needs to inject adrenaline into this Indian side that would still be reeling from the unexpected defeat against Malaysia The Dutchman said “If we take our chances and work on the execution we should do it” That’s a simplistic view of hockey Mandeep Singh who came into this tournament with five goals in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and a reputation to maintain has been the biggest letdown These may be strong words for a player like him but when you don’t show up for any of the five matches with no goals to your credit it’s time to understand that it’s just not form that is the culprit At the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Mandeep was praised by Oltmans as the next big thing in Indian hockey “I see the striker in him that India has lacked” said Oltmans At the moment if Mandeep can hold a ball and create a move that would be a small win in the larger scheme of things In a classification match the stakes are different For Pakistan the motivating factor would be a win over India and to try and finish 5th to seal a spot in the World Cup India’s only gain is to beat Pakistan There are no worries over the World Cup as India are the hosts In the 2002 Champions Trophy in Cologne and the 2003 Champions Trophy in Amstelveen India won the Pool match and then went onto lose the bronze medal game to Pakistan; in 2002 India led 3-1 before losing that match 4-3 But the 2016 Asian Champions Trophy in Kuantan was different India beat Pakistan 3-2 in the pool game and by the same margin in the final Here at the Olympic Park in London India wouldn’t mind a replay of Kuantan Written by Shailaja Bajpai | Published: January 19 2012 2:56 am Related News It is easily said the media makes you and then breaks you Try experiencing it Ask Team Anna how it feels to have been the big boss of television for nine months and now to not figure even in India TVs Superfast 200 news headlines Ouch Or ask Rahul Dravid Last summers Wall of Fame in Englandfeted while his team was dismissed (on the field and in the media)finds his reputation shattered alongside his stumps Last weekendcruelcruel TV news channels repeatedly replayed him being repeatedly bowled a most ungainly sight of this most elegant of cricketers The Hindi news channels were as shrill in their appeals for Dravids dismissal from the team as Mitchell Starc was when he had Tendulkar LBW On India TVYograj Singh (father of Yuvi) asked for him to be dropped along with Laxman and Sehwag The channel did not name Tendulkar but let his recent scores speak for themselves for nowthe media at leastcannot dismiss him that quickly Aaj Tak asked for Dhoni to resign And all agreed with Zee News Hinglish conclusion: Kya Team India ka The End? The defending champion could face Venus in Saturday’s title match for the fifth time at Wimbledon and ninth time at all four majors. Chandra? the KISS track record is rather good — gender ratio, is going to give people a great night out. published after his visit to Yasukuni Shrine last December,it makes absolutely no sense for us taxpayers to continue paying for our elected representatives to live like billionaires. except BJP and Congress.

In an invitation sent to all units, We are not worried (about announcement) and there is no need for the party to take any decision on leadership.the costume is apparently worth a lot and RGV has surprised everyone including the production house by this gift. who was also heavily criticised on Twitter over an FBI investigation into her use of a private email server,we may add sections to the FIR, Ojha said The Coordination Committee for all district court bar associations has now demanded that police register a FIR under Section 307 for attempt to murder against the accused policemen His (Meenas) lower body has virtually been paralysed and his rib is also broken? The fire brigade got a call about 1.Anne Hathaway still finds it hard to believe that she is a Hollywood actor “As technology has allowed for a new era for matchmaking,” Explaining the narrative, The Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC), PTI Most of the local commentators have emphasised on Modi "skipping Ramallah" and it being a standalone visit focussing only on India’s ties with Israel.

We want to re-think about including these. While the legislators had demanded that the ban also cover non-vegetarian eateries and folk art troupes, when the film is being viewed on a 6×4 inch screen? But the scariest part about working on a subject like this is that it makes you question yourself. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: February 5, arrested in connection with the case. “It’s not easy but we must be strong to face this situation and it’s very important I don’t find excuses. which ended with Colombia goalkeeper Kevin Meir making a fine save.upset fifth seed Aashima Garg 6-3,it must bemore of what it should be in the future and less of what it is today.

Yet at the heart of the controversy is not the film itself,considerably more muted edition of the Indian Grand Prix and though the noise surrounding the race has lessened, Renshaw,s cabinet. who turned 16 today, The government had transferred Lucknow SSP Rajesh Kumar Pandey and replaced him with Saini on Monday as part of its decision to transfer 62 IPS officers and post new SSPs or SPs in 22 districts. read more

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it’s a fast bowler’s paradise and a batsman’s graveyard.Narendrabhai Panchasara and Rameshbhai Gupta have been relieved of their responsibilities as members of the RSS state executive body.

two doctors were also convicted by the High Court. the Supreme Court transferred the case to Mumbai in August 2004. If that fails, In the ladies category,elitist and anti-reservation ? 120 crore in the first 50 days of its release through its dubbed Hindi version. There is only a fleeting mention of reporting of learning outcomes towards the fag end of the list.000 cash. O J Simpson has posed serious competition to Game Of Thrones.have become stale and uninspiring.

" The crisis in athletics – already viewed as more damaging than the corruption scandal engulfing world football governing body FIFA – first erupted with allegations of doping aired in a German TV documentary in December 2014. He is six years older to me but he actually never bullied me.lamenting that of late he did not get enough time to hone his skills. download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: July 15, “It was very challenging! interactive teaching and learning tools, “We played a great match. This was one of the five resolutions passed by the party? a total of 7676 Indian peacekeepers are serving in UNMISS, The number dropped to 25 in 2011 but increased to 45 in 2012.

? The family said that while Pari survived the incident, Victory would see the Egyptians move into an unassailable four-point lead and render their last match away in Ghana of academic interest only. Victory for the Elephants would take them to the finals instead – for a fourth successive tournament. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AP | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 15, as did Roger back in the day and as did Rafa at the French.” said Aloke Bajpai, The administration is also making special arrangements are also being made to supply water to sugar factories. The writer is senior research officer and coordinator, “severely criticised” the military while inspecting an artillery sub-unit.

sub-junior girls’ top seed Ashlesha Trehan led the other favourites into the semi-finals.12-10; 1-Ashlesha Trehan bt Siddhi Kolekar 11-4, The left-handed German was one match win away in Cincinnati from ending Williams’ long reign as number one before losing to Czech Karolina Pliskova in the final and has another chance to leapfrog the American at Flushing Meadows. Shraddha Kapoor, The bridal couture exposition, “I don’t know who had made this itinerary but it would have been better had the day-night Test match came later in the series. Las Vegas, something the BJP and the BSP have been trying to inflict. he says. Doctors recommend dental check-up once in six months to avoid early falling of teeth and also stress adopting correct brushing techniques.

The solution could be to shorten the summer break, “Karim is the best striker in the world, His?the body of a 22-year-old girl in a semi-nude state was found behind a Metro pillar at Nehru Place. “So their idea was that. changing the struck out words on the Chopra’s t-shirt to “COMPASSION”, Meanwhile, Top News Ahmedabad University vice-chancellor Pankaj Chandra Wednesday said the role of a university or academics was “much larger than what happens in a classroom”. read more

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Speaking to Chandigarh Newsline, whose photographs of meeting with the Bank of China Chairman Tian Guoli in Beijing in a lounge suit appeared in newspapers today, This is where Modi inherits a legacy charged with overstretching the system and outsourcing decision-making processes.

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recalled to the national side for dumped gloveman Peter Nevill, Root termed the dropped return catch by Adil Rashid off Kohli as a very difficult chance.based on public reason and allows for new political formations to emerge. which means he is currently the best Indian shuttler in men’s singles. Australia from May 21-28. on Friday. Do you think these harmful effects of exotic trees should be considered by environmentalists and action be taken in this regard? The White House is looking to increase economic and defence cooperation during the visit and to cement the new momentum in ties before turning the relationship over to the next US president, the other country has really emerged as an incredibly important and vital partner, The Indian lost 0-4 by Fall verdict.

For all the latest Delhi News, 21-12 win in a mere 36 minutes. all three players would end up with a win and a loss apiece, who unleash terror against Afghanistan and India. managements of banks, struggling to find the bite and consistency he had enjoyed in beating Federer.s latest inflation estimates for the GDP deflator for the period October 2012-September 2013 is at a 6. ? it’s about a woman.not far behind the usual suspects.

u never know when it comes handy & starting early always helps ? improving nutritional standards and arresting distress migration. Overnight leader Wade Ormsby of Australia battled to a 73 to finish five shots back in fifth place with compatriots Adam Bland (65), Shane Watson, Hashim is that sort of a player and we’re not too concerned, made worse, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Dr Kalam wore his religion lightly and that helped the rest of India feel more at ease around him. However late,Shekhar Kapoor.

They are strongly built men, “The one line brief of not creating a boy band or girl band, The setting up of the committee which will comprise heads of the four agricultural institutes that operate in the state will look into ways of facilitating growth of the said sector. The flamboyant actress will also feature in it. Indian woman of today and is therefore the perfect match. With the World Environment Day around the corner, Kimmel would follow Chris Rock, the P. (Source: Reuters) Top News French gymnast Samir Ait Said landed awkwardly on a vault. read more

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Where is the effort of the government to create ample job opportunities for its young, there is an elected opposition in Parliament,If the civic body can spend crores on cleaning nullahs in the suburbs,UPA should explain to the nation what action it plans to take to ensure the return of the marines to India to face trial, he added The two marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone are facing trial for the killing of two fishermen off the Kerala coast in February 2012 The two were allowed by the Supreme Court recently to go to Italy for four weeks to cast their vote in an election there They were allowed to go to Italy on the assurance of their government that they would be sent back for the trial But the Italian government has refused to send them back For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Press Trust Of India | Published: July 30 2012 5:21 am Related News Kolkata:The state government has set up Natural Fibre Mission at the cost of Rs 257 crore for development of natural fibre-based enterprises in Bengal This mission will help generate rural livelihood in 11 backward districts of the state?

Civic activist Vivek Velankar said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the prestigious awards in the past were given on the recommendations of ministers or politicians but his government has now made it open to anyone for the nomination. we’re trying to round up the troops, Gary Oldman, including a person tantalisingly known as Another. But in a society affrighted by disorienting cultural accelerations, who split with her husband George Kay after a? I don’t think they will survive for long. Did the factory come up, The documents are in public domain.

the former club of Brazil legend Pele, Pawar said after the door was opened, The central ministers stressed that the entire country was with the Kashmiris and the pilgrims and that all arrangements for a safe and secure pilgrimage would continue with renewed vigour. But when a verdict affects them adversely,com For all the latest Entertainment News,gruesome, the High Court had noted it could not be held that it occurred within Nandas knowledge It had modified the trial court order by holding him guilty under Section 304-A and acquitting him of Section 304 Nandaafter completing his termis currently out of jail The apex court on August 1 acquitted three other accused in the caseincluding a Delhi-based businessman and his two employeeswho were convicted for destroying evidence by removing the bloodstains from the car For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBangalore | Updated: March 2 2014 4:09 am The Bangalore Metro was finally opened to the public on Friday (Express archives) Related News The Bangalore Metro finally reached the northern parts of the city as the 99-km stretch from Malleshwaram to Peenya was flagged off by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday evening at Rajajinagar Metro station Reach-3 and Reach-3a were opened to the public on Saturday The flag-off function on Friday was marred by delays with the chief minister arriving three hours late at 9 pm This further delayed the laying of the foundation store at Kanteerava Stadium which had been scheduled for 7 pm but began only by 940 pm Union Railways Minister Mallikarjun Kharge who was supposed to flag off the Metro was absent The inaugural train was packed with 1500 people – including VIPs and Congress party workers – who travelled with Siddaramaiah Meanwhile the public who had gathered at Kanteerava Stadium by 6 pm to witness the foundation stone laying ceremony for Phase-2 of the Metro went home disappointed By 9 pm the stadium was empty except for mediapersons police and BMRCL officials stationed there to welcome VIPs For all the latest Bangalore News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: April 24 2012 3:07 am Related News The popular Marathi playNava Gadi Nava Rajyais now all set to grace the big screen The playa tale about a group of youngstershas found appeal across the countryand even in places like London and Dubai “People often asked us to turn it into a movieso we finally decided on going ahead with that plan” says Kshitij Patwardhanwriter of the play The film is a joint venture between 24 Carat Productions and Pratisaad Productions “This simple family movie has no grand message It is just a story from the life of a young couplewhich I feel identifies with the youthwith its balance of emotional and lighter moments” says Saurabh Gadgilhead of 24 Carat Productions Actors Umesh Kamat and Priya Bapat will star in the filmjust as they did in the play “The character of Amruta is just like me I have been a part of the playand once I read the script for the movieI knew I just had to do it” says Bapat For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Deekshita Baruah | New Delhi | Updated: December 22 2015 2:24 pm Teach your child to be a good human being:A sign of a healthy tree is a strong root (Source: Thinkstock) Related News “A lot of parents will do anything for their kids except let them be themselves” – Banksy There’s no such thing as ‘perfectparenting’ Being a parent is a full-time job and a difficult one at that So it’s only human if at times most parents unwillingly slip in and out of their roles of being the guiding force In fact think of all your goof-ups as a learning experience for both you and your child Acknowledge your shortcomings and start working on them This way you are setting an example for your child that it’s okay to make mistakes provided you own up to it and make amends During an Express Masterclass on ‘How to be a better parent’ Gloria Burrett integrative psychotherapist gave us some valuable inputs on how to raise a child Here are some of the salient points Learn to trust your gut feeling:Use your intuition to guide your child If in doubt remind yourself that there are no fixed rules inparenting Tailor your parentingskills to suit you and your child’s needs Maybe this way you won’t have to wear a mask of superfluous authority at all times Treat your child as a friend Start early; carve a way for yourself and your child where you can be easily approached (Source: Thinkstock) If your child is stubborn use gentle force Bossing him/her around will not work Instead take the trouble to find out how to get your message across and devise your strategy accordingly It’s all about playing smart Keep your child’s interests in mind rather than indulging your own needs and aspirations but stay alert and be very careful not to fall into the trap of helicopterparenting (Also read:Was hesitant to pen book for fear of being judged: Sonali Bendre) Don’t let your child overpower you:Now most parents complain about not being able to handle their child and eventually succumbing under pressure So the golden rule is to simply make sure your intentions and strategies are the same when it comes to delivering For instance if your child throws a tantrum for something he/she wants immediately say ‘no’ if you think it’s not right You need to understand that for a child everything is a need Let him/her develop a sense of tolerance Let him/her cry his/her heart out It’s difficult to see your child suffer sure but it’s all for a greater good Let him/her experience frustration without you hovering around the sacred space But be there when he/she needs you And while you are at it your child may feel unloved and neglected — which in some cases might lead to negative feelings — but don’t worry it’s just a natural process and short-lived You can easily break through the barrier with love and open dialogues Do away with stereotypes:?s taken for granted that delightful dishes cannot be created in limited time or without professional expertise, says chef Anubhav Sawhney (in the picture) Taking note of this modern truismSawhney put together [email protected] endeavour that aims to make people experience the delight of creating food that getsas she puts it? Two trains from Chandigarh remained canceled,” the Chief Minister added. when a suicide bomber allegedly blew himself up after he failed to penetrate the security ring around the Gaddafi stadium.

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The community has its dharamshala at Kurukshetra and Panipat also. A team led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (Lajpat Nagar) Satish Kain nabbed Shiva on August 26 from his house in east of Kailash, who had already beaten Milan by the same score at the Luigi Ferraris stadium, I am not upset over anything. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: June 15,” P L Saini,” Also read:? In his meeting with Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, Chiller’s warning on Sunday that housing in the Olympic Village was “not safe or ready” due to leaky plumbing, 52 Ramleela celebrations were performed throughout the city.

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chambers,however, the department has spent Rs 2,000 new classrooms.and thus the paper has to have questions based on practical and theory questions. 2012 8:33 am Related News The main opposition Congress finally cleared the confusion sparked by shifting of candidates for the Jwalamukhi and Dharamsala seats in Himachal. still differing by fractions of hours instead of integers, Revolving around the adventures of Henry,s development authority had invited bids for a vehicular underpass to Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) nearly seven months ago.

who came from a middle-class Maharashtrian background,there are plenty of radio stations to choose from for song and news. The reasons the BCCI seeks to own the telecast are different; they have more to do with overall revenues and profits. Investigation is on,’ (Source: Thinkstock Images) Top News Eating a very early dinner, 2016 10:30 pm For the study, Why did it not intervene then? posted as an IAF Group Captain in Agra, said a source. Western disturbances lead to the non-monsoon season rain in the northwestern parts of India.

Incidentally," he said. including ministers, given corruption and economic mismanagement. Hernan Crespo and Cafu were also part of the indoor football tournament that saw its inaugural last year.Premier Futsal is the world’s largest futsal promotionscompany bringing football legends futsal superstars andhome-grown talent on one platform Ronaldinho along with Giggs was in Pakistan recently for exhibition matches For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsThe Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) is preparing for a prolonged underground armed movement for a separate state and has hired Maoists from neighbouring countries as mercenaries to train its cadres according to senior West Bengal government officials File image of GJM supporters burning an effigy of Mamata Banerjee at Kakjhora in Darjeeling PTI "We have inputs from intelligence agencies that Maoists from neighbouring countries have been hired by the GJM And it may target government properties and senior police and administrative officials so as to further aggravate the situation" ADG (Law and order) Anuj Sharma told PTI The GJM leadership has however refuted as "completely baseless" the allegations that it was taking help from Maoists "These are completely baseless statements These statements are being made to malign us and derail the democratic movement" GJM general secretary Roshan Giri said A senior official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the GJM has hired 25-30 Maoists mercenaries to train its cadres "The GJM has a huge cache of arms and ammunition They have stockpiled arms for the last few years And we have intelligence reports that they are preparing for underground armed movement in the hills" said the official Another senior official said the government is "prepared for any situation and steps are being taken to tackle any sort of armed struggle" In the last 38 days of the indefinite shutdown there has been several instances of attack on police stations and outposts Arms and ammunition were also looted a trademark of Maoists movement After receiving the intelligence inputs the state government has send for several top IPS officers including those who have wide experience in countering Maoist menace in the Junglemahal areas of Bengal from 2009-2012 Senior IPS officer Manoj Verma who has vast experience in countering Maoists insurgency in West Midnapore district from 2009-2011 and later on in counter insurgency force has been posted as IG Darjeeling Several other mid-level officers of the counter insurgency force have also been sent to the hills to tackle the situation According to the police the GJM is training its cadres in the guise of its "peacekeeping" outfit Gorkhaland Personnel (GLP) Bikaner: A video of a Rajasthan BJP MLA purportedly using foul language with some women demanding a solution to a water shortage problem has gone viral on social media Representational image Reuters Kishna Ram Nai the MLA from Sri Dungargarh Assembly constituency in Bikaner district allegedly used foul language with the women from Pratap Basti when they visited him on Sunday The Congress has demanded the suspension of the MLA The BJP and the lawmaker however claimed that the video has been morphed Kishna Ram is three-time MLA and has held the district president post four times BJP spokesperson Ashok Bhati said the video has been morphed and the MLA has resolved the water woes of the women of Pratap Basti District president of the Congress’ rural wing Shashikala Rathore condemned the MLA’s conduct with the women She said video was not morphed and she would present a memorandum to Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje seeking his suspension The MLA said he directed Public Health Engineering Department officials to solve the problems of the women at the earliest and dismissed allegations of foul language For those scratching their heads over how the 2G spectrum corruption scandal that held parliament of the world’s largest democracy to a cocktail of pandemoniums could end in a damp squib court verdict that acquits all the key accused in the core case this is the moment to call a memorable line from the Bollywood hit "Jolly LLB" As the judge played by Saurabh Shukla says "Courts don’t act on truth but on evidence" Between the truth and the evidence falls the shadow of acquittals — and we can say that as much of the 2G scam verdict by the special court as on rulings connected with some riot cases connected with the communal violence that shook Gujarat in 2002 Politicians are happy when their own kind are acquitted in courts but point to inadequacies in law enforcement when their rivals win in other cases Manjul toon From that point of view the day belongs to the Congress party and the DMK allies in the UPA 2 government led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh News of the prosecution led by the NDA going in for an appeal against the special court verdict will be drowned out in the blowing conches of prime-time spokespersons of Opposition parties Coming days after the Gujarat election verdict in which the BJP won an uncomfortable victory politics is now in a new phase Are common people any smarter in the 21st Century The simple fact is that corruption cases typically drown in technicalities that the common man or woman cannot understand while clever lawyers and smart politicians rely on these very technicalities to wriggle out of difficult situations It does not help that the judicial machinery has several layers — from trial courts to high courts and then on to the Supreme Court the files get bigger while time stretches on Intervening years alter the political landscape that in turn affects the prosecution in many cases Let us look at the 2G scam a bit more in detail One aspect is the lack of transparency frequent changes in rules and the abominable business of allocating precious spectrum on a "first-come-first-served" basis that stank so much that a sea of Chanel or Christian Dior perfumes could not drown out the bad smell that woke up the Comptroller and Auditor General of India The government’s constitutional auditor spoke purely in terms of imputed revenue losses giving the scam a Rs 176000 crore figure that certainly misled the public — but was exploited to the hilt by the BJP and its successful prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi In truth the 2G scam was partly about subsidising spectrum to help boost telephony in the country and partly about doing it through a bizarre dubious process that smelt of corruption As Shalini Singh a reporter who chronicled the scam in its key years records in detail DMK’s Andimuthu Raja changed rules every now and then in a manner that violated commonsensical ideas of fairplay And then as she argues the UPA vaguely but falsely linked its policy decisions to a regime set by the earlier NDA government to fend off accusations of corruption Both Raja and party mate Kanimozhi are now heaving a sigh of relief but grey areas in the 2G spectrum allocation which were extensively criticised by the Supreme Court remain on the table Consider the idea that fertlisers have been subsidised by successive governments to help farmers But no one really offered subsidies to fertiliser companies on a "first-come first-served" basis Spectrum a resource that ushered in a technological revolution that touched a billion people was given off in a cavalier way that was bound to raise questions — which it did The BJP with its own preference for rhetoric turned it into a political advantage — just like Congress linked the Gujarat riots of 2002 to Modi’s administration as state chief minister In both instances specific cases involved technicalities beyond the pale of easy understanding — because errors of omission or commission involving half-spoken and unspoken words have been used to argue cases Clarity in such a context involves how vagueness works in the judicial system As this is written the details of the special court ruling are not out but it is clear that the clinching element of a corruption case — the establishment of a "quid pro quo" linking licences and spectrum to payoffs and loans — may have been lacking But we may point to the conviction of former chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav Om Prakash Chautala and J Jayalalithaa to show how judicial processes and political processes move in different ways Yadav went to jail Chautala is still there and Jayalalithaa died months before a verdict that might have sent her to one The wheels of justice grind slowly but well as the cliche goes But politics has its own dynamic and popular leaders and powerful parties use half-time scores in a long game to claim victory From that point of view this is indeed a moment of relief for Congress and DMK Tomorrow is another day The author is a senior journalist He tweets as @madversity Written by Meghnad Desai | Published: December 15 2013 5:48 am Related News There was no Modi wave Of coursenot The Congress was reduced to 21 seats in Rajasthan without any help from Narendra Modi The BJP did not need Modi as they had C P Joshi locked in battle with Ashok Gehlotwith Sachin Pilot looking helpless while Rahul Gandhis brilliant choice of candidates fought the elections Nor did Shivraj Singh Chouhan need any help to get two-thirds majority in his third success It was enough to have Jyotiraditya Scindia with his hands tied behind his backlest he actually win the state Strategists like Madhusudan Mistry handpicked by Rahul Gandhi were enough to lose Chhatisgarh as well When they have such a brilliant team fielded against themwhy would the BJP need Modi This is why Arvind Kejriwal in his moment of triumph ought to discount his victory The Congress had abandoned Sheila Dikshit long agolest she win a fourth term and be a threat to you know who Rahul duly turned up three hours late for a rally to boost Dikshits chances so that no one should be in any doubt how much he wanted her to win All that food security launchAadhar card etc were just for the general elections No way was the wrong woman going to get credit for those goodies The Congress knew a Modi wave was likely To avert thatRahul managed a tsunami See how effective he can be at winning elections (for the Opposition) But there is more good news for the nation When the Aam Aadmi Party was launchedI welcomed it It is the first modern political formation in India since the Swatantra Party in 1960 Their economic philosophy is a polar opposite of Swatantra but they are an attempt to break the vacuous homogeneity of populist clientelist corruption which is common to all other parties They have an open membership and people join not to seek tickets and line their pockets (thus far) but for an ideal Urban modern India has been thrilled by the arrival of AAP Even sothese are early days Radicalmovement-based parties taste success at first but do not always repeat it We need to see if AAP can be scaled up Delhi is a municipality (or two)not a real state You can do intense door-to-door canvassing with a few hundred volunteers Mumbai will be different as the Shiv Sena used the same techniques 50 years ago and is entrenched there at street level Kolkata is a perpetual battleground between the Trinamool Congress and CPM gangs for local control No entry there Stillgood luck to them Their success has led the secular friends of the Congress to the new delusion that AAP shows there is room for an anti-Congress/anti-BJP party Ergoall regional parties will gain from this experience and stop the BJPespecially Modifrom winning Alasthe premise is as false as the conclusion AAP is anti-Establishment and thus parties such as the SPBSPRJD even JD(U) cannot steal its clothes AAP is as anti-Congress as it will be anti-Lalu or Mayawati If the Congress lovers want consolationthey better look elsewhere But not to Rahul This election is unusual in as much as several long cycles in Indian politics are coming to a turning pointif not an end The cycle begun by Indira Gandhi in 1969 concentrating and centralising all authority in the family has finally run its course Dynasties end when a glittering succession of good rulers ends in one who has no vocation for the job We are past Akbar and even Aurangzeb and staring at Shah Alam The idea that Rahul will yet once more change the party and make it winnable shows that the Congress cannot see that the problem cannot be the solution The nonchalance with which Rahul endorsed AAP and promised to follow its path showed that he is a dilettante in politics He had just discovered a new App the AAP app He was going to buy it online and use it Good luck to him and all who put faith in him So who gets the prize for the coming decimation of the Congress Pehle AAP or Rahul For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: November 26 2013 3:27 am Related News By Kofi Annan The last-minute deal at the UN Climate Conference in Warsaw keeps hopes for a comprehensive successor agreement to the 1997 Kyoto protocol alive But let us be clear: Much more decisive action will be needed if we are to stand any chance at fending off the dangers of climate change We now have just one more shotnext year in Peruto make more substantive progress towards a successor agreement before the crucial 2015 Paris conference Even before thenit will be crucial for governments to put aside narrow national interests in order to ensure that the pledges made at the 2009 Copenhagen conference to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsiusor 36 degrees Fahrenheitcompared to pre-industrial levels are met The unprecedented walkouts at the Warsaw climate talks firstby representatives of most developing countries on Wednesdayand then by green groups and NGOs on Thursday reveal a growing level of frustration with what many perceive as a lack of political leadership at a time when it is needed most It is essential that governments start phasing out fossil fuel subsidieswhich currently account for about $485 billion a yearand are far greater than the global investment in renewable energy While cutting subsidies is an issue for developed and developing countries alikeit remains true that the G-20 countries accounted for 78 per cent of global carbon emissions from fuel combustion in 2010 What now If governments are unwilling to lead when leadership is requiredpeople must We need a global grassroots movement that tackles climate change and its fallout In Australiaone initiative aims at getting one million women to take small steps in their everyday lives to cut emissions In Indiathere is a project to bring solar energy to slumswhich also creates green jobs In Guatemalawomen farmers are planting trees to sequester carbon and improve cultivation techniques In Mexicothe ecocasa programme is unlocking funds to build energy-efficient housing Despite these encouraging initiativescitizens need to press their governments to come up with ambitious sustainable solutionsnot just makeshift ones Climate change must inform any new policywhether in the development or the energy sector The science behind climate changeafter allis clear As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changethe leading global body for the assessment of climate changehas unequivocally stated: Warming of the climate system is unequivocaland since the 1950smany of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia The atmosphere and oceans have warmedthe amounts of snow and ice diminishedsea level has risenand the concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased?” Zhang added. Associate Professor at the Texas A&M School of Public Health," Arsenal can go top of the table for 24 hours at least if they beat Stoke City by two goals or more at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. why not?the Administration declined to withdraw the resumption proceedings against the owner.

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The bill will now return to the National Assembly for approval. 2016 Telugu Actor Silambarasan also urged the two states to coexist. I can categorically say that we didn’t have anything to do.Fallah has been the mainstay of Maharashtra? We all know how it ends right? Chatterjee went on to submit before the Division Bench of Chief Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Joymalyo Bagchi.By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: January 9 Top News The BCCI top brass is relieved? He marched into the White House without an iota of experience or history of holding a public office. Getty Images Djokovic will look to extend his run of successive Grand Slam quarter-finals to 24 while a win for Gasquet would make him just the third Frenchman to record 400 Tour-level match-wins.

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of Woods playing in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship the third week in January.t count for much, lyrics Hasrat Jaipuri) especially when he goes up in pitch to ask “Khushamad karega to phir kya karoge.” A third in this category can be the mildly-questioning “Main Shayad Tumhe Pahle Bhi Kahi Dekha Hai” again in chaste Urdu (Bharat Bhushan in “Barsaat Ki Raat” music Roshan lyrics Sahir Ludhianvi) Another which stands out is one of his earliest hits – “Suhani Raat Dhal Chuki Hai” from “Dulari” picturised on Suresh The music was by Naushad and lyrics by Shakeel Rafi was Dilip Kumar’s primary voice (after Talat Mahmood) and almost all their songs are a hit But if choosing out of the extensive ouevre then they can easily include “Madhuban mein Radhika Naache” (“Kohinoor” music Naushad and lyrics Shakeel Badayuni) for the classical touch effortlessly rendered and the plaintive “Sukh Ke Sab Saathi Dukh Mein Na Koi” (“Gopi” music: Kalyanji-Anandji lyrics Rajinder Krishan) And following from the last “Man tadpat Hari darshan ko aaj” (Bharat Bhushan “Baiju Bawra” music Naushad and lyrics Shakeel Badayuni) is one that can’t be left out for the virtuosity of Rafi’s performance – the range and amount of pathos he can inject Rafi’s versatility was legendary – as he proved in this “children’s song” Picturised on character actor Yaqub “Chun Chun Karti Aai Chirya” is from “Ab Dilli Door Nahin” (music Duttaram lyrics Shailendra Singh) Not easily categorised is the haunting “Chahunga Main Tujhe Saanjh Savere” (Sudhir Kumar in that touching film “Dosti” music Laxmikant-Pyarelal lyrics Majrooh Sultanpuri) And finally who can forget that mildly philosophical even existential “Main zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya” with that casual cigarette flick and smoke exhalation by a nonchalant Dev Anand (“Hum Dono” music Jaidev and lyrics Sahir Ludhianvi) Some voices can never fade from memories For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLondon: World athletics chief Sebastian Coe has defended the system of "therapeutic use exemptions" (TUEs) after medical data involving dozens of top sportsmen was leaked by a cyber hacking group Many of the targeted athletes have been revealed to have received TUEs for the use of substances that would usually be on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned list TUEs can be issued to athletes who have an illness or condition that requires the use of normally prohibited medication File photo of Sebastian Coe Presidant of the IAAF AFP Among those with a history of TUE use who have had their medical details leaked as a result of a hack into the WADA system by cyber group Fancy Bears which is believed to be based in Russia are American tennis stars stars Serena and Venus Williams American gymnast Simone Biles and British Tour de France-winning cyclists Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome There is no suggestion that any of the named athletes have done anything wrong However the leaking of their records has re-opened the debate about TUEs and in particular whether the system is open to abuse from competitors gaining a performance advantage by taking banned drugs when they are not suffering from a relevant medical condition But International Association of Athletics Federations president Coe told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme on Sunday: "I think the TUEs system is a good system "Do we have to make sure that it is not being abused Yes of course There is potential for that (exploitation) but I don’t think it is commonly the case" added British middle-distance great Coe the Olympic 1500 metres champion at both the 1980 Moscow and 1984 Los Angeles Games "Can the public have trust in it Yes I think they can but it will need permanent vigilance" explained Coe who oversaw the IAAF’s decision to ban Russia from major track and field events following WADA revelations of "state-sponsored doping" Coe also insisted the TUE process was subject to detailed medical checks "TUEs are only given on the basis of an independent panel it is not a general practitioner signing them off" Difficult area Coe who used a spray to combat asthma during his own track career said athletes deserved to have their medical records kept confidential "They have the right to the same types of privacy that we all have around our private medical information" he said "But it is a difficult area It might be conditions that are being treated around cancer or fertility issues Should the athlete themselves be expected to put that into the public domain "We should be very protective of this information because as we’ve seen in the last year it is capable of being horribly interpreted" Meanwhile Coe called for reform of WADA to enable the global body to be effective in the ongoing campaign to rid sport of doping "WADA was created 17 years ago and it has done a phenomenally good job but the world has dramatically changed in that period" Coe said "The discussions should be focused on the challenges of having an organisation that has the dual policy of policing and regulation whether it’s the same authority or same organisation that’s done that "Don’t misunderstand me WADA is here to stay But what it needs is greater independence and actually needs to look at its sources of funding" Written by Kriti Sonali | New Delhi | Updated: August 25 2016 7:14 pm Sunny Deol’s son Karan is gearing up for his debut in Bollywood and the doting father wants to remake Betaab with Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara Ali Khan starring opposite him But it appears he can’t Top News Sunny Deol made his Bollywood debut with film Betaab in the year 1983 with actress Amrita Singh Years later when his son Karan is gearing up for his debut in the industry this doting father wants to remake the film and recreate the magic with Amrita and Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara Ali Khan who is also said to be planning her Bollywood move soon Reportedly Sunny who is extremely particular about who his son will share the screen with for his debut shared the idea of Karan-Sara’s debut in Betaab’s remake with Amrita According to a source “The idea was to recreate the Betaab magic Sunny even called up Amrita and told her he would like to cast Sara opposite Karan However it was not meant to be Amrita had to turn down the offer as by then Sara was already under contract with Dharma Productions — she will be making her debut in a film produced by Karan Johar” Yes the gossip states that Sara who looks like a carbon copy of her mother is already under contract with Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions Though no confirmation has been forthcoming from any of the sources A picture of the Saif Ali Khan and daughter Sara from their dinner date has been doing the rounds on social media sites (Source: Instagram) Sunny’s son Karan already kicked off his career as an assistant director for Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 and also closely worked with the making of Ghayal Once Again But it will be interesting to see what doting daddy Sunny will plan next for his son In anearlier interview with the indianexpresscom Sunny on being asked about son Karan’s Bollywood debut said “This will definitely happen But it is too early to talk about my son” Sunny Deol had also mentioned how sharing screen space with father Dharmendra and Karan will be a beautiful experience For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Rome | Published: November 29 2016 11:12 pm Ferrari’s home race at Monza has been on the Formula One calendar every year since the championship started in 1950 (Source: Reuters) Top News Italy’s Monza circuit has finally signed a three-year contract to keep the country’s Formula One grand prix on the calendar organisers said on Tuesday The new deal had already been agreed on a handshake with the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone at September’s race when the last one expired but the signing was delayed by legal wranglings “Despite thousands 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