First Quantum Minerals HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgFirst Quantum Minerals ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about First Quantum Minerals ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Vitafoam Nigeria ( Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgVitafoam Nigeria ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Vitafoam Nigeria ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vitafoam Nigeria ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vitafoam Nigeria (  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileVitafoam Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of flexible, reconstituted and rigid foam products in Nigeria. It is the largest foam manufacturing company in the country with an extensive distribution network which includes exporting to other countries in Africa. Vitafoam is a household name in Nigeria and known for its quality products and being a leader in innovation and advanced sleep technology. Mattresses can be custom-made to customers’ requirements using contour cutting equipment. The company also provides foam products for mothers with children including changing mats, baby cot mattresses and feeding pillows. Rigid polyurethane foam manufactured by Vitafoam Nigeria Plc is used in the oil and gas, refrigeration, air-conditioning, poultry and office partitioning sectors. In 200, Vitafoam Nigeria Plc became the first foam manufacturing company in Nigeria to be awarded the NIS 9002 Certificate for its flexible and rigid polyurethane foam, fiber pillows, underlays and adhesives. The company expanded its operations to include Vitafoam Ghana Limited (2008) and Vitafoam Sierra Leone Limited (2009). Vitafoam Nigeria Plc has a major stake in Vono Products and established Vitapur Nigeria which manufactures insulation products; and Vitablom which processes fibre and other material for the upholstery layer. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Vitafoam Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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2 cheap UK shares I’d buy in my Stocks and Shares ISA for the new bull market

first_img Royston Wild 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Could 2020 be finishing with a flourish? In a year that’s truly been one to forget it’s hoped that UK share investors could finally have something to celebrate.News that Pfizer has possibly created a magic bullet to deal with Covid-19 sent global stock markets into a frenzy. The FTSE 100 soared 7% between Monday to Friday and struck five-month peaks around 6,400 points in the process. It’s early days but it’s hoped the vaccine data represents the first chink of light in the fight against the pandemic and a robust rebound for the global economy.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…A top UK share for the bull marketWe could well be on the cusp of a new bull market. Or we may not be there just yet. But history shows us that the bull market will come, and that Stocks and Shares ISA investors like me can make a lot of money in the process. There are hundreds and hundreds of top-quality UK shares that could surge in value in the months and years ahead.TBC Bank Group is one top stock I’m thinking of adding to my Stocks and Shares ISA today. I think its low valuations provide additional scope for its share prices to surge in the near future. Right now the FTSE 250 share trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of just 5 times for 2021.TBC Bank is a great way to play the bright emerging markets of Eurasia. The International Monetary Fund expects the UK share’s home territory of Georgia to enjoy handsome GDP growth of 5.25% over the medium term. It says that “infrastructure spending and sustained structural reforms to increase productivity and enhance private sector-led growth” will drive growth. TBC Bank stands to make massive profits in the process. What’s more, ongoing reforms of the country’s banking system are lessening the risks to the bank’s bottom line in the future.Low P/E ratios AND big dividendsI reckon WPP (LSE: WPP) also offers particularly brilliant value for money right now. This UK share trades on a rock-bottom earnings multiple and it offer up gigantic dividend yields too. I think it could be one of the earliest beneficiaries of the inevitable economic upturn.Marketing budgets are one of the first things to recover when economic conditions improve. Advertisers don’t want to be late to capitalise on any improvement in consumer spending patterns and so splash the cash more liberally than usual. Broadcasting giant ITV saw advertising trends pick up in the third quarter, and it said this week that it expects spending to actually be higher year on year in the final three months of 2020.This naturally bodes well for FTSE 100 ad giant WPP, whose vast geographical wingspan and rising expertise in the fast-growing digital segment will allow it to capitalise on these improving trends to their fullest. Today WPP trades on a forward P/E ratio of 11 times for next year. It boasts a chunky 4.3% dividend yield as well. It’s a brilliant value buy in my book. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Royston Wild 2 cheap UK shares I’d buy in my Stocks and Shares ISA for the new bull marketcenter_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild | Saturday, 14th November, 2020 | More on: WPP last_img read more

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Study into how menstrual cycle can impact rugby players

first_img Up to speed: The England women’s team train at Loughborough University (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Study into how menstrual cycle can impact rugby playersThe RFU and Leeds Beckett University have launched a new study into how the menstrual cycle can impact rugby players.Chelsea FC announced earlier this year how the club was tailoring training programmes around their players’ menstrual cycles to try to enhance performance and reduce injuries.Now the RFU have partnered with Leeds Beckett University to research how different stages of the menstrual cycle could affect the performance of female rugby players. This is the first study of its kind in sport and the findings are set to influence how individual training programmes are structured.In the June 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine, Bristol Bears and Wales fly-half Elinor Snowsill talks about how she would welcome training programmes geared around women rather than simply following what men’s teams do.Calling the shots! Elinor Snowsill talks to team-mates during a Wales match (Getty Images)“The next step in realising we’re not mini men, we’re women,” says Snowsill. “It’s a really exciting time to be part of sport and looking at what works for women rather than just replicating what men do.“Since the story about Chelsea came out there’s been a lot more talk around it. We (Wales Women) have a female general manager, Charly Watham, and I think she would implement something like that. It’s definitely something I’ve struggled with over the years.” The RFU and Leeds Beckett University are researching how female players are affected at different stages of cyclecenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE’S INCLUSIVE ISSUEExisting research has shown that when the female reproductive hormone, oestrogen, spikes during ovulation women rely more on fat for energy and use less glucose, but how does this impact player performance? That is what the study aims to find out.Twenty female players will take part in the research to perform a Wingate test, which involves individual sprints on a Wattbike for 30 seconds so their anaerobic leg power can be measured. Participants will be asked to do the test three separate times to coincide with different stages of the menstrual cycle – the early follicular phase, late follicular phase and mid luteal phase.Omar Heyward, a PhD scholar at Leeds Beckett University and a women’s pathway strength and conditioning coach at England Rugby, is leading the study.He said: “We want the research to provide better guidance to athletes and coaches on how to monitor and review performance when oestrogen levels are high.“That is why we have chosen to use the Wingate test as it’s a short duration of high intensity work, meaning women could use less carbohydrates and glucose readily during that window, helping us understand if higher oestrogen can cause a decrease in performance.”last_img read more

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Good news for Apopka home owners and contractors: Orange Co. launches…

first_img The Anatomy of Fear From the Orange County Newsroom MechanicalAir Conditioning Change-out Final Inspection TAGSContractorsCOVID-19Division of Building Safetyhome ownersInspectionsOrange County GovernmentPermits Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleThe Farmworker Assoc. of Florida in Apopka gives away food to struggling families – tonight at 5pm Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ElectricalResidential UndergroundConcrete Encased/Footer Bond Orange County Division of Building Safety continues to advance the speed and efficiency of the permitting process by utilizing new technologies, including enhancements to the Fast Track Online Services permitting and development activity portal, hosting virtual meetings, launching an electronic plan submittal process, as well as offering interactive online trainings, tutorials and digital newsletters.For more information on permits through Orange County, visit: You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here PlumbingIrrigationWater Heater Change-out Final InspectionRe-pipe LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img To keep individuals safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County Government’s Division of Building Safety will now offer remote permit inspections to licensed contractors and homeowners for residential and commercial properties in the region. Orange County Government has adapted quickly to a new workflow and has put in place new operational guidelines during this period to promote safety.Implementing remote inspections is consistent with Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings’ goal of streamlining the permitting process, CDC guidelines and operational recommendations provided by Orange County Government’s Economic Recovery Task Force.Remote inspections will be offered in 30-minute intervals throughout the day, between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. To request a remote inspection, applicants need to download the remote inspection form and ensure that a team member will be on site with a mobile device capable of video calls. A helpful link has been provided by the technology vendor to test the device to be used prior to the time of inspection to reduce the potential for delays. An app download is not required for this service.When requesting the inspection, the job site representative will select a day to conduct the inspection and choose three timeframes, in order of preference. The timeframes are filled in a first-come, first-serve basis.Inspection Types Currently Offered:BuildingWindows and Doors Final Inspection Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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USDA Projects Sizable Net Farm Income Increase

first_img By Andy Eubank – Dec 1, 2013 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Net farm income is now forecast to be 131-billion dollars in 2013. That’s up 15.1-percent from 2012’s estimate of 113.8-billion. After adjusting for inflation – net farm income in 2013 is expected to be the highest since 1973. The net cash income forecast is down just over three-percent from 2012 at 129.7-billion dollars. Despite the decline – the 2013 forecast would mark just the fourth time net cash income – after adjusting for inflation – has topped 100-billion dollars since 1973. Total expenses are again expected to increase in 2013 – continuing a string of year-to-year increases that have taken place since 2002 – with the exception of 2009. Expenses are projected up 10.9-billion in 2013 to 352-billion dollars. That would be the highest on record in both nominal and inflation-adjusted dollars. USDA says labor and rent are the expense items expected to increase most in 2013 – with producers expected to pay less for fuel and fertilizer. The debt-to-asset ratio and debt-to-equity ratio are expected to reach historic lows. USDA says this confirms the strength of the farm sector’s solvency.Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Projects Sizable Net Farm Income Increase SHARE USDA Projects Sizable Net Farm Income Increase Previous articleStudy says Animal Ag Demand for U.S. Soybean Meal GrowsNext articleWhat Did Not Make News in 2013 Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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How Will ASF Impact China Demand for U.S. Pork?

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for February 21, 2019Next articleWhether it’s Time to Lock in Basis on Corn on the HAT Thursday Morning Edition Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News How Will ASF Impact China Demand for U.S. Pork? How Will ASF Impact China Demand for U.S. Pork? By Gary Truitt – Feb 21, 2019 Facebook Twitter How Will ASF Impact China Demand for U.S. Pork?Despite government efforts to control the disease,  African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to spread across China (and even out of China). Ming Liang, China’s marketing director for the U.S. Meat Export Federation, stated, “Over 100 cases in 24 provinces have been reported, and it shows no signs of stopping. It is really devastating for the Chinese hog industry.”While the disease poses no threat to human health, the extensive media coverage in China is causing consumers to shy away from eating pork. Liang said, “All the media attention has caused consumers in the larger cities to shy away from eating pork.” He believes this downturn is likely to be short-lived since pork is a staple in the Chinese diet, “We consumer about 35 kilos of pork per person annually.”The key to increasing U.S. pork sales to China is to lower the tariffs imposed by China. Currently China places a 50% tariff on U.S. pork imports, making U.S. pork much more expensive than pork from other nations. Liang said, despite this, there are some in China who really want U.S. pork, “We are working with some importers that just really want U.S. pork and are willing to pay the higher price.”  Should the U.S. and Chinese trade relations improve, pork producers could benefit from a significant increase exports to China.A report on says the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture released a communication confirming that the African Swine Fever Virus has been found in two northern provinces. The area is located about 100 miles from the Chinese border.Outbreaks appeared on three farms, and all of the infected animals have been culled from their herds. Animal Health Department officials are testing the herds at neighboring farms. Local authorities in the region have put control measures in place to help limit any potential spread of the disease. Moving animals in the infected areas is restricted and quarantines are in place.  The Vietnamese Chief of Epidemiology says animal smuggling and tourism are making it difficult to protect Vietnam against ASF spreading further into the country. SHARElast_img read more

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Editorial: Students returned to campus. Cases surged

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin This author does not have any more posts. printOf course, this doesn’t come as a surprise. Since the first day of classes, positive COVID-19 cases among TCU students have risen from 13 to more than 200.Inviting all students back was like laying the kindling for a fire and crossing your fingers that it wouldn’t light. The university spent months building a plan for a “connected campus” where masks would be worn and only small groups would gather, and then college students returned and began acting like college students. Can we blame them? Reports of off-campus parties came as no surprise to students and shouldn’t have come as such to university administration, either. Students have received emails warning them against attending parties and being in large groups, yet they have not faced consequences for ignoring the bolded phrases written in those messages. The inaction seems to represent the main strategy of the administration over the past few months – to just act like everything is normal. From the size of the tuition bill to the number of students living in the dorms, they have done everything they can to put on a display of normalcy. Their failure to disincentivize students from gathering in large groups cannot be ignored as cases surge. Blaming students for gathering together when they are placed within a mile of their friends can only go so far. University decision-makers must also be held accountable for their decisions. As seniors, we understand this temptation to celebrate with friends we haven’t seen since March. We understand how easy it is to behave as we would at the beginning of any other school year, at a university whose administration is trying as much as possible to simulate a normal college experience. And we also understand that if we gather in large groups or fail to wear masks, the opportunity to be on campus goes away — for everyone.  If the case numbers continue to increase as rapidly as they have, classes may be transitioned to a fully online format. TCU would join the list of universities across the country that have abandoned or postponed plans for in-person instruction — UNC, Notre Dame and Michigan State, to name a few.   First-year students who are just getting settled may have to move back home. Football season may be canceled. The normalcy that we want so badly to return may be gone. We’re anxious – and we’re nervous. We love TCU and we want to stay. And we think you do, too. So we’re asking everyone to be more responsible. Students, please don’t party. Please wear your masks. And administration, hold us accountable when we selfishly put our short-term enjoyment before the well-being of our community. Do what you can to help us spend our final year at TCU in Fort Worth. Previous articleRace and Reconciliation Initiative begins study into TCU’s historyNext articleSGA Vice Presidential Debate TCU 360 Editorial Board RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Twitter TCU welcomed students home amid the pandemic.(Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) ReddIt Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Linkedin TCU 360 Editorial Board Facebook The TCU 360 Editorial Board is the institutional voice of No single author’s name appears on an editorial because it represents the consensus opinion of the entire board.last_img read more

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Six journalists already arrested or threatened since the start of the year

first_img January 9, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Six journalists already arrested or threatened since the start of the year Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill RSF_en to go further Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story News Organisation NepalAsia – Pacific News Nepal’s journalists have been subjected to another wave of arrests and threats since the start of the year. Reporters Without Borders condemns the attempts by the authorities to silence the country’s independent media by any means possible, and calls on the international community to champion the cause of press freedom in Nepal. May 29, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the continuing harassment of the independent press by the security forces in both Kathmandu and the districts, in which at least six journalists have been detained, attacked or threatened since 1 January 2006.“The security forces stop at nothing to monitor and silence journalists working for the independent press,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Arrests, threats and censorship succeed one another in an infernal cycle,” the organisation added, calling on the international community to keep stressing the importance of respecting press freedom to the Nepalese government.Half of the cases of censorship in the world in 2005 were in Nepal, where at least 425 journalists were arrested, attacked on threatened.The police yesterday interrogated Benupraj Bhattarai, the correspondent of the daily Kantipur in the eastern district of Ilam, about his sources for a report on a student demonstration during a visit by the king to the district in which anti-monarchic slogans were chanted and black flags were unfurled.The day before, Hari Narayan Gautam of the daily Rajdhani was detained while covering a Communist Party of Nepal-UML meeting in the western town of Kalimati by nine soldiers who had posed as Maoist activists in order to infiltrate the meeting. He was released after being questioned for three hours. An army spokesman said there was a misunderstanding.Reporter Bed Prakash Timilsina and photographer Shailendra Kharel of Kantipur were detained and roughed up on 5 January at the main hospital in the southwestern city of Nepalgunj while interviewing people who had been injured in a Maoist attack.Plain-clothes police seized copies of the weekly Janadabad on 4 January in the eastern town of Sindhulimadi, where journalists were also threatened by soldiers who tried to force them to leave the district.Moti Paudel of the daily Kantipur and Kamal Panta, a cameraman with Kantipur TV, were also detained and beaten on 2 January by plain-clothes police, who accused them of being Maoist spies. They had been covering the case of four persons who were arrested as they left a court in Surkhet which had just released them. A policeman deleted the photos in Panta’s camera. Follow the news on Nepal May 17, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 8, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts News NepalAsia – Pacific Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coveragelast_img read more

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Agriculture Minister urged to process weather related payments as fast as possible

first_img Google+ Agriculture Minister urged to process weather related payments as fast as possible 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Pinterest The IFA is urging the Agriculture Minister to process environmental and weather related payments to farmers as quickly as possible.The association’s Donegal Chair PJ Mc Monagle says the extreme weather since the start of the year, coupled with the start of the lambing and calving season, is making conditions for farm families around the country very difficult.He says the saturated land means that all livestock have to be housed for some time yet, and there is an inevitable increase in workload and costs as a result.PJ Mc Monagle says while other parts of the country have had a more difficult time than Donegal, there are significant pressures on farmers here………….[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApp By News Highland – February 15, 2014 Facebook Facebook Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Previous articleCllr Peter Mc Laughlin added to the FG ticket in InishowenNext articlePeople urged to exercise caution after drain blockages in Galliagh News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

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Gardaí renew public appeal on 41st Anniversary of Mary Boyle disappearance

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Gardaí renew public appeal on 41st Anniversary of Mary Boyle disappearance Google+ Homepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – March 18, 2018 Previous articleTyrone safe in Division 1 after win over MayoNext articleMonaghan prove too strong for Donegal in Clones News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Gardaí have renewed their appeal to the public for assistance with the case of Mary Boyle.Today marks the 41st anniversary of the 6 year old’s disappearence from Cashelard outside Ballyshannon.An Gardaí Síochana have reiterated that the investigation remains live and ongoing at this time and have renewed their appeal for anyone who may have Tangible Evidence to help advance the case to come forward and contact Gardaí at Ballyshannon Garda Station. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

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Fisheries in the Southern Ocean: an ecosystem approach

first_imgThe Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) is bound by its Article II, 3 to follow an ecosystem approach to management. This approach has been extended to the application of a precautionary approach in the late 1980s. In our review, we deal primarily with the science-related aspects of CCAMLR and its development towards an ecosystem approach to the management of the living resources of the Southern Ocean. To assist the Commission in meeting its objectives, as set out in Article II, 3, the Scientific Committee established the CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Programme to detect possible effects of krill fishing on the performance of top-level predators, such as albatrosses, penguins, petrels and fur seals. Fisheries in the Southern Ocean followed the fate of other fisheries worldwide in which target species were depleted to low level one after the other. Currently, two types of fisheries are open: the longline fisheries on Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) and Antarctic toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni) and the trawl fisheries on mackerel icefish (Champsocephalus gunnari). Both fisheries are managed in a single-species context, however, with conservation measures in place to protect by-catch species, such as rattails (Macrouridae) and skates and rays (Rajidae). Two major problems still exist in fisheries in the Southern Ocean: the by-catch of birds in longline fisheries primarily in the Indian Ocean and the high level of IUU fishing again in the Indian Ocean. Both, the by-catch of birds and high IUU catches undermine the credibility of CCAMLR to safeguard the marine living resources in the Southern Ocean.last_img read more

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Belfast bakery struggles under weight of debts

first_imgMillers Traditional Bakery is fighting to stay in business and protect 60 jobs after running up big debts.The Belfast family-run baker hopes to reach a Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA) with creditors to avoid liquidation after one of those owed money Latimer Electrical Services Limited brought a wind-up petition.A hearing at the High Court last week was adjourned to 8 October after lawyers for Millers outlined the efforts being made by the company.Less than two years ago, the company moved from a site in Newtownabbey to a new 16,000 sq ft production facility, installed equipment to improve baking capacity and funded a marketing campaign to position itself as a specialist food producer.In a statement, MD William Millar said: “The sudden downturn in the economy and its impact on the competitive grocery trade has presented us with major challenges in meeting the debt of expansion in a depressed market.”But we are confident that measures can be taken that will enable us to trade out of these problems and maintain and expand our customer base with the support of our creditors.”We will be endeavouring to do everything possible to turn around the situation and create a sustainable solution which will underpin employment and maintain ongoing business for our suppliers.”The craft baker launched in 1997 and has a 150-strong product range, supplying retailers including Centra, Mace and Dunnes Stores, as well as its own shop in Chapel Lane. Millers continues to fulfil orders and run the shop while it resolves its financial problems.last_img read more

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Survey outlines poor August retail sales

first_imgThe high street suffered its worst sales in two years in August because of disruption cause by riots, according to a new study.A High Street Sales Tracker conducted by BDO, the accountancy giant, reported a 2.2% fall in sales year-on-year.Retailers in London, as well as those in other areas not directly affected by the disruption, were also forced to cut trading hours, which ate into performance.Non-store sales, which include online and phone orders, were 40.2% up year on year, which BDO said should offer further incentive to invest in multichannel operations.Don Williams, national head of retail and wholesale at BDO, said: “Ever since the recession hit, smart retailers have been working flat out to keep consumers spending in an extremely tough trading environment. But the scale and ferocity of the disruption we saw in August was a real body blow.“We don’t expect the pressure on consumer confidence to ease – or the cash they have in their pockets to increase – so we’re not expecting the sort of ’keep calm and carry on’ sales uplift that we might see if the economy was in better health.”>> Bakers report buoyant Bank Holiday saleslast_img read more

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NYC’s American Beauty Is Officially Closing

first_imgNew York City late-night life will never be the same, as American Beauty closes its doors. Located in the music hub of Midtown Manhattan, the Grateful Dead-inspired music venue and bar was conveniently just steps away from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. American Beauty’s motto was Live Music – Craft Beer – Free Pizza, making it a go-to with its enticing deal of free pizza with the purchase of any alcoholic beverage. Beyond the smart marketing, American Beauty has hosted some of the decade’s wildest concerts in NYC jam band history–creating a musical launch pad for up-and-coming bands, special one-off collaborations, and unique tribute sets that can only be found within the walls of New York City.Most notably, the venue utilized their geographic location as an opportunity to further host jam band fans during Phish and Dead & Company runs, creating an irreplaceable hub within the community that comes along with them. During the 2017 Baker’s Dozen run, the venue hosted pre-parties and after-parties nearly every night of the week, ultimately welcoming record crowds. With some of the best rock, jam, funk, bluegrass, and Americana shows that New York City has to offer all year round, the closing of American Beauty marks the end of an era.Read the venue’s full statement from the venue below:It is with a heavy heart that we announce our doors closed after December 31st 2017. Our home at 251 West 30th Street was purchased by Herald Square Properties in 2016, who are renovating the building and renting to new tenants. We’d like to thank our loyal staff, customers and every artist who’s performed on our stages for a magical run.Although it’s sad to say goodbye to our Midtown party factory for now, we are happy for the memories that will live on with those who experienced it. Fare Thee Well.last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE: Random Rab Shares New Mix Ahead of Lightning In A Bottle 2018

first_imgRead on for more information about the incredible wonderland of LIB 2018…The Compass:Immerse yourself in over 150 talks and discussions with world-renowned visionaries, experts & thought leaders. Learn by doing in hands-on workshops ranging in topics from skill-based trades to medicine making to sacred relationships & more. Reset and restore with a session from world-renowned practitioners, bodyworkers & healers. Connect with global cultures through ancient practices & earth-based wisdom traditions including dance, music & daily Sacred Fire gatherings. Dig into food-focused classes and workshops to feed and nourish your body in a variety of both ancient and modern kitchen traditions. Amateurs and seasoned cooks alike will learn culinary techniques and the fundamentals of health, in order to cook with joy and confidence.The Grand Artique returns to Lightning in a Bottle for the 8th year in a row! Bringing back to life their town of Frontierville, featuring a fully immersive Trading Post/General Store, hotel, gypsy encampment and a heavy hitting music line up that will have you ripping up the dance floor deep into the night. Really, you don’t want to miss out on this all out, no holds barred, pure unadulterated, down-home good ol’ time!The true magic begins outside the musical stages. LIB is full of places and spaces packed with lively, participatory fun and shenanigans that go till the sun comes up.From the Soap Box Derby to the Must-Dash 5K Run and everything in between, be sure to participate in one of the hilarious activities, unique only to LIB. Just because you’re at a festival doesn’t mean you can’t eat well. LIB offers several interactive sit-down dining experiences fully equipped with entertainment, farm-to-table ingredients, and renowned chefs.  LIB invites over 40 artists to transform blank canvases into incredible murals and paintings throughout the festival, concluding with an art walk and silent auction Sunday evening. LIB offers art classes and hands-on workshops at LIB’s new interactive creative space, ArtClave. Cultivated and created by a community of artists and creators, ArtClave’s environment invites attendees of every skill level to activate the artist within. Get lost exploring LIB’s array of larger than life art installations, carefully curated each year to wow and inspire.LIB’s iconic structures and stages will transform your festival experience into a unique visual odyssey of creativity and imagination. Whether enchanting on stage or mingling within the crowd, the performance artists at LIB will take your breath away.The yoga offerings at LIB are purposely varied to encompass all styles and levels of yoga from the traditional practices to the wildly unconventional and fun. Put your body in motion and learn a new groove, all while connecting deeper with yourself and those around you in LIB’s world-spanning dance and movement classes. Away from the main stages, LIB offers spaces and places to slow down and find stillness through meditation, breathwork and more.Random Rab sunrise set, Lightning in a Bottle 2014. Photo: Curious Joshwords: B. Getz Lighting in a Bottle, which takes place on May 24-29 2018, in Bradley, CA, is a unique experience to each person who attends the affair; no two LIBs are the same. Some focus on seminars and workshops, listening to ideas and inspirations from a cavalcade of gurus, experts, healers, and leaders. Others seek out the litany of visionary installations and collaborative art projects evolving each year. People go to LIB for the diversified yoga programs, the learning kitchen, the spirituality, the tea houses, the improv troupes, the fashion, and the dozens of thriving subcultures. Families, loners, and longtime festival crews come back to LIB to experience what is among the most engaging, socially conscious, and interactive music festivals on the planet. The word “transformational” is thrown around a lot these days, but there is no irony, sarcasm, or tongue planted in cheek here; Lightning in a Bottle is a life-affirming endeavor that can fundamentally change somebody, if they are willing and able to surrender to the flow.Long an integral part of the LIB family and a luminary of the West Coast’s psychedelic-bass music diaspora, Random Rab has released a dreamy new installment of his Endless Dawn series, a mystical departure just in time for Lightning in a Bottle 2018. The perfect soundtrack to travel the summer festival season, for the beautiful weather, and outdoor bliss. As a headliner at festivals around the world, Rab has become more than just a DJ or producer, evolving into an ephemeral wizard whose legendary sunrise/sunset adventures have become festival culture rites of passage.Endless Dawn Mix Part 2 : Fragments of Twilight is a journey inward, focusing on the darker themes and ethereal sensibilities in his musical persona The 63-minute DJ set unveils an ever-evolving kaleidoscope of styles, each embedded with his idiosyncratic codings and vintage visceral vibration. The mix is a tasty blend of unreleased material, and music found on his most recent full length LPs. You can listen to Part 1 Here. Random Rab will be blessing up the Thunder Stage at this installment of Lightning in a Bottle.In 2018, LiB continues its decade-spanning dedication to musical and mental diversity with a lineup that boasts big names and killer grooves across styles and tempos. Headlining is the new school’s ultimate funk master Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals. The night will turn noir with a set from ZHU, while Griz will paint bright with organic colors. Fever Ray will make things weird and otherworldly, The Glitch Mob will turn noise into magic, and Modeselektor will hop on the decks, which is always something to see. Performances from Tipper, Emancipator, Nicole Moudaber, The Black Madonna, MK, Yotto, Sofi Tukker, Tune-Yards, Nao, Beats Antique, Tokimonsta, Giraffage and more round out the bill.last_img read more

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Fall Armyworms

first_imgEighty-one-year-old James Cobb finds mowing, raking and baling hay relaxing. Finding his fields infested with tiny armyworms has the opposite effect.‘‘I pulled up to my field, and it looked like someone had pulled a truck out of the field and left tracks on the road. They weren’t tracks. It was tons of those darned worms traveling up the road,’’ said Cobb, a small-scale farmer in Spalding County.Cobb had planned to cut his field once more this season. The worms had other plans.Almost every year in late summer, armyworms invade grass in home lawns and in hay fields and pastures across Georgia.‘‘They often cause severe damage in late summer or fall after migrating populations have increased during the season,’’ said Will Hudson, an entomologist with University of Georgia Extension. ‘‘In lawns, they usually just cause aesthetic damage. In pastures and hay fields, they reduce yields and even eliminate late cutting of hay. And, cows can’t eat what the worms already got.’’The caterpillars attack a wide range of plants, but prefer turfgrasses. They feed above the ground and mostly eat foliage and tender stems. ‘‘In severe cases, armyworms can cut grass down to ground level, leaving bare circular patches,’’ he said.Adult armyworm moths are active at night. Females lay eggs in masses of 50 to several hundred. Eggs hatch in a few days, and the young larvae begin to feed on leaf tissue. As the worms grow, they eat entire leaves.Caterpillars are most active late in the day and at night. They spend the hotter hours near the soil in the shade. Larvae feed for two to three weeks before pupating in the soil.Moths emerge 10 to 14 days later. The entire life cycle—-from egg to adult moth—-takes about 28 days in the warm weather of August and September. To test for armyworms, Hudson uses soap and water. ‘‘Mix a half ounce of dishwashing soap with a gallon of water and pour it on the grass. If the worms are present, they will quickly come to the surface,’’ he said.Pax Evans didn’t need soap and water to tell his lawn was infested. Evans lives next to a dairy farm where bermudagrass is grown for hay. The worms ate through the hay fields and traveled to Evans’ lawn.‘‘We went to bed one night and woke up the next morning to tons of worms all over the side of our house,’’ he said. ‘‘And, they had eaten the whole lawn down to just nubs of grass.’’Evans spent the weekend spraying Spectracide to control the pests. Hudson says controlling armyworms and other turf caterpillars is relatively simple once the problem is identified.‘‘The old standby carbaryl (Sevin) still works well, as do all the pyrethroids and products containing spinosad. Newer products like Acelepryn offer longer control, but at a price,” he said. Pyrethroids are the active ingredients listed on a label that end in ‘‘-thrin.’’No insecticide is really effective at controlling large caterpillars, so Hudson says target the worms while they are still small.“If the worms are detected while they are still small, Dipel, or other Bacillus thurengiensis(Bt)-based products, provide good control,” he said.Since armyworms are most active late in the day and at night, apply pesticides as late in the evening as possible. An application rate of 20 to 25 gallons of solution per acre as a minimum will ensure good coverage, Hudson said.With any insecticide, follow all label directions to minimize effects on bees and other pollinators. There is no need to water after applying pesticides and do not cut the grass for one to three days after application.Researchers in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are searching for armyworm resistance in zoysiagrass, a warm-season turfgrass that is growing in popularity.They fed armyworm larvae grass clippings from 46 zoysiagrass taxons. Twenty-two zoysiagrasses showed 20 percent or less survival rate.The next phase of the project will be testing whole plants in the greenhouse and fields.The scientists are also looking for varieties that are resistant to tropical sod webworms, tawny mole crickets, chinch bugs, two-lined spittle bugs and other turfgrass pests.‘‘Identifying and using resistant turfgrasses is an important component of integrated pest management as they reduce the need for pesticides,’’ Hudson said.For more information on controlling pests in turfgrass, go to read more

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Outdoor Updates: A bill to fix our national parks has bipartisan support and may pass

first_imgMembers of Congress have been touring parks to raise awareness of the issue. Since mid-February when a bi-partisan group of representatives and senators introduced bills H.R. 1225 and S. 500, one out of three senators and half of House members have signed on as co-sponsors. The Trump administration has also indicated they are supportive of the legislation. A bill to fix our national parks has bipartisan support and may pass Woman riding horseback along the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline route Chances are there’s a new state park coming to North Carolina. A plot of land owned by U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn Jr., the 1,600-acre Pisgah View Ranch in Candler, may soon become a North Carolina State Park. Cogburn’s family has owned the land since the late 1700’s, but if the House approves the bill and Governor Cooper signs it, Pisgah View Ranch will transfer into the hands of North Carolina and become the state’s newest state park.  A Virginia woman is riding her horse 600 miles along the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to protest and bring attention to it. Sarah Murphy, 34, lives just eight miles from the pipeline in Afton, Virginia. She began her journey last year with her horse, Rob Roy, at the start of the pipeline in West Virginia. They traveled for three months before taking a winter break. Murphy is now just a few counties away from where the pipeline, and her journey, will end. There are hundreds of national park sites with outstanding repair needs that are putting a strain on park resources and impacting the experience of visitors. But bipartisan support is building in Congress for legislation that would provide funding for deferred maintenance projects across the park system, estimated to total nearly $12 billion.  Voters are, without a doubt, supportive of fixing the national parks. A Pew Charitable Trusts Foundation poll found that over 75 percent of voters indicated they are willing to provide up to $6.5 billion over five years. The unique piece of property sits in the shadows of Mount Pisgah and has more than two miles of ridgeline, a headwaters and its own watershed. It also serves as a wildlife corridor for animals like bear and deer. North Carolina currently has 39 state parks, but Buncombe County does not yet have one.  Pisgah View Ranch likely to become a new NC state park Though Murphy is riding to protest the pipeline, she has met and stayed with folks on both sides of the fence, from pipeline employees to families who have been negatively impacted by the pipeline. Murphy says that she has learned a lot and has been saddened to see some of the destruction to the land that she grew up on and loves. She has been keeping a blog about her journey: The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is slated to run 600 miles between West Virginia and eastern North Carolina. Construction began in May 2018.last_img read more

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Rebel Leader Captured in Venezuela: Colombian President

first_imgBy Dialogo December 29, 2010 A top Colombian rebel has been captured in Venezuela, President Juan Manuel Santos said on 27 December in praising the role played by Caracas in assisting with the arrest. Santos said the captured rebel, Nilson Alvin Teran Ferreira, was a senior leader of the ELN rebel group who goes by the alias “Tulio.” “I want to thank President Hugo Chavez and officials in Venezuela for the increasing cooperation that we are having on all fronts, including as is evident here in the area of security,” Santos said. The Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional (National Liberation Army) is Colombia’s second largest rebel group after the FARC (The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.) Between 2,500 and 4,000 armed fighters are estimated to be waging a decades-old battle against the Colombian government on behalf of the ELN.last_img read more

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Experts Analyze the Fight Against Organized Crime in Central America

first_img At a three-day forum in Guatemala that began on May 15, delegates from the Armed Forces and the police of 14 countries are analyzing human-rights policy in the strategy to fight organized crime in Central America. “The primary objective (of the meeting) is to strengthen the practice of human rights simultaneously with efforts to combat organized crime,” Guatemalan Army spokesperson Colonel Rony Urízar, who is participating in the meeting, told reporters. Urízar commented that at the forum, Military personnel will evaluate collaboration with civilian authorities in the “restoration of citizen security,” as well as the policies of respect for human rights that should accompany actions against crime. “Even if we’re engaged in a frontal assault against organized crime and common crime, it’s indispensable to maintain respect for human rights, both those of the population and those of the alleged criminals,” he said. The conference was inaugurated by U.S. Ambassador Arnold Chacón and Guatemalan Deputy Defense Minister General Edwin Nájera. The meeting was organized by the Guatemalan Defense Ministry and the Human Rights Division of the U.S. Southern Command. “The aim of this conference is to generate a space for learning and exchange, in order to improve public safety and measures to counter organized crime and provide tools for improving respect for human rights in the region,” the embassy said in a press release. According to the press release, more than 90 Army and police officers from the seven countries of Central America and the Dominican Republic are attending the event. In addition, civilian officials and members of civil-society organizations from the region are participating, as well as experts from Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and the United States. By Dialogo May 17, 2012last_img read more

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Honduras Holds Seventh Central American and Caribbean War Games

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo September 07, 2017 ¿QUÉ PIENSA HACER FRENTE LA AMENAZA ESTADOUNIDENSE Y DE LA OTAN DE ACABAR CON EL PROCESO CONSTITUYENTE VENEZOLANO DE 1810 A 2017?-GUERRA ACTUAL POR CONTROL DE ENERGÍA PETROLERA EN MODERNIDAD- NO SOMOS DECIMOS SER COMO PERSONAS SEGÚN LO PENSADO EN NUESTRA CONSCIENCIA SON LOS ACTOS DE NUESTRA PRAXIS QUIENES DEFINEN NUESTRA REALIDAD CIUDADANA DEMOCRÁTICA ÉTICA O SER CORUPTO DICTADOR POSARCAICO.El petróleo en nuestra madre tierra de las últimas décadas del siglo XIX es la energía primaria más importante; constituida por aceite mineral inflamable, recurso natural abundante no renovable, por su masiva extracción actual de sus yacimientos las reservas petroleras se están agotando. Venezuela es el país con mayores reservas probadas de petróleo por eso PDVSA es la empresa más afortunada del planeta tierra. Sin petróleo se inmovilizarían empresas, fabricas, barcos, industrias, gandolas, camiones, automóviles, producción de alimentos, entre otros. Es un mineral con costos de extracción bajos, fácil y económico de transportar. El precio del petróleo es un referente del sistema energético y forma parte del sistema financiero mundial, sus variaciones afectan el resto de estos sectores. La organización de países exportadores de petróleo más importante del mundo es la OPEP y el país con mayores reservas de petróleo es Venezuela, cuando se descubre que su faja bituminosa es de petróleo. Por el control estratégico del petróleo los sectores dominantes del planeta tierra entran en conflictos y hacen la guerra en función de apropiarse por la fuerza o comprarlo en el mercado mundial, de acuerdo a la correlación de fuerza de los centros de poderes mundiales. Por esto Venezuela ante tantos estados potencias hegemónicos, imperialistas, permite la participación equilibrada estadounidense, europeos, asiáticos chinos, rusos y demás países entre las diferentes empresas petroleras de nuestro mundo, evitando intervengan destruyendo nuestro país para apoderarse de nuestros tesoros naturales y mineros. Por lo cual planteamos en este orden internacional de intereses evitar tantas injusticias, enfermedades, muertes, matanzas, mejorando nuestro modelo histórico o esquema de poder de estado y de producción o formación económica social histórica de fuerzas productivas, relaciones de producción articuladas a nuestros modos de producción articulados a nuestras formas de conciencia social, instituciones, normativas jurídicas y constitucional, es decir, articuladas a nuestro estado, hoy de modernidad en transición a post modernidad en proceso constituyente, transformando a los posarcaicos en ciudadanos pasando del estado eminentemente patriarcal a equilibrarlo al estado matriarcal, con la idea de pasar de los estados de guerreros combatientes para la dominación de la dictadura posarcaica del despojo, robo, en guerra de la muerte y opresión a ciudadano estado de derecho y punitivo contra el delito para que la corrupción no se quede impune, con diálogos y debates sin censura previa de ciudadanos dignos participativos y protagónicos de este estado de derecho de valores humanos, ciudadanos y de amor al prójimo pacíficamente del buen vivir, convivir y compartir en justicia y paz; es la opción posmoderna de luchar efectivamente contra la alienación, anomia, perturbación de la guerra y por la tranquilidad del planeta en equilibrio de la historia y de la naturaleza que resalto en mis trabajos escritos y comentarios orales. DEL 19 DE ABRIL DE 1810 AL 30 DE JULIO DE 2017 EN CONSTITUYENTE Venezolanos patria con gobierno y estado soberano de autodeterminación autónoma en la interdependencia universal entre los pueblos del mundo con el propósito por medio del cual se organiza y establece la normativa jurídica de proceso electoral para elegir a los diputados constituyentistas en asamblea constituyente, una vez se establece esta asamblea los gobernantes del gobierno y estado formado en 1810 son sustituidos por los diputados de esta asamblea constituyente que además de legisladores asumen la función de gobierno, poder ejecutivo, fundan la república en 1811 y nombran los presidentes en triunviratos hasta que después de tantos asedios es recolonizada el 25 de julio de 1825 cuando el patriota constituyentista y presidente de la república generalísimo Francisco de Miranda acuerda con el representante del imperio español capitán de fragata Domingo Monteverde el armisticio para suspender las hostilidades bélicas de mucha matanza pero con la estrategia de salvar las vidas, recuperar fuerzas y organizar el restablecimiento y refundación de la república que ha ocurrido desde esa fecha hasta el presente, en constituyente, actualmente, en función de transformar la modernidad de la colonización y guerra, homicida y genocida, robos de la dominación hegemónica, autoritaria y totalitaria, por la explotación social, apropiación indebida de riquezas, bienes y servicios, de injusticia y de abuso de sectores de poblaciones dominantes contra las dominadas, con gobiernos y estados en conflictos y confrontaciones bélicas, guerras civiles, guerras mundiales, bloqueando la posibilidad de desarrollarse la vida impidiendo la felicidad humana solidaria compartida, entre los habitantes de nuestra pacha mama, por esto luchamos contra los imperialismos del colonialismo para establecer el nuevo orden mundial transformando la modernidad en post modernidad, procurando un mundo más justo y humano combatiendo la delincuencia organizada sean de funcionarios públicos o de la sociedad civil. Modernidad es colonialismo y dominación. Posmodernidad es constituyente liberación de la alienada modernidad. NUESTRA MADRE TIERRA NO SOPORTA MÁS GUERRA IMPERIALISTA NI DOMINACIÓN ENTRE SUS HERMANOS DEL ORDEN INTERNACIONAL EN MODERNIDAD. DILE NO A LA GUERRA. From July 24th to 28th, members of Colombian, Costa Rican, Dominican, Honduran, Mexican, and Panamanian naval forces participated in the Seventh Central American and Caribbean War Games, which simulated response plans for the reconstruction and stabilization of a nation after a natural disaster. The training was held at the facilities of the Honduran Navy’s Joint Staff. The Strategic Multinational Cabinet Exercise, better known as War Games, was created by the Mexican Navy in 2011. The mission is to find solutions to international crises through cooperation and interoperability between naval forces of Central America and the Caribbean, particularly during humanitarian aid efforts. “This is the first time that these war games have been held outside Mexico. It’s also the first time that this exercise has been done in two phases: one long-distance and the other in person,” Honduran Navy Captain Héctor Tercero López, the chief of staff of Naval Operations, told Diálogo. “Being the host of these games is an acknowledgment of the efforts and professionalism of the Honduran Navy (FNH, per its Spanish acronym). We’re learning from nations that have come to help us, such as Mexico.” Other Honduran institutions, such as the Army, the Air Force, the FNH’s Naval Leadership Training School, the Standing Committee for Contingencies (COPECO, per its Spanish acronym), and the International Red Cross, attended the exercise as observers. The Central American Armed Forces Conference (CFAC, per its Spanish acronym) also joined the group of observers. This time, the Honduran National Defense Secretariat (SEDENA, per its Spanish acronym), through FNH, simulated the arrival of a hurricane called Gert to the hypothetical Island of Atlantis. The storm reached category 5, the maximum on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. This was similar to an event that occurred in 1988 when Hurricane Mitch passed through Honduras and Central America. Atlantis, located south of Cuba, was battered by winds in excess of 250 kilometers per hour. The island faced a large-scale threat. Many died or went missing. The storm destroyed nearly all of the island’s infrastructure, as well as its flora and fauna. This weather event caused hunger, looting, violence, and the risk of epidemics. Multinational force offsets the damage In this scenario, humanitarian aid arrived at the request of the island’s authorities. The UN convened a multinational force to provide support to the island and to assist the population impacted by Hurricane Gert’s devastation. “Each naval force implemented response plans to offset the damage to the island. Similarly, they worked together to form a multinational force that provided assistance through protection, prevention, and damage reduction,” Capt. Tercero remarked. “They also created the conditions necessary for Atlantis’s rebuilding and stabilization.” FNH and the Mexican and Dominican navies promptly deployed their units, vessels, and aircraft to the north of the island. The Colombian Navy, the Costa Rican Coast Guard, and the Panamanian Air and Naval Service covered the southern part of Atlantis. Some vessels were equipped with mobile hospitals. During the virtual mission, “the multinational force transported people, supplied food, performed logistics tasks, search-and-rescue operations, maritime and port security, maritime traffic control, and the restoration of order with strict adherence to human rights,” said Honduran Navy Captain José Jorge Fortín Aguilar, FNH’s chief of Training Operations and leader of the White Team during the 2017 Central American and Caribbean War Games, now in its this seventh edition. The White Team was responsible for mobilizing vessels, aircraft, personnel, and all provisions to virtually serve the affected population. The aid effort had support from government institutions, local nongovernmental organizations, and private organizations in order to increase the capacity for an effective response in the wake of a hurricane. “To complete this mission, the Honduran Navy held a series of remote workshops (phase one) with all of the naval personnel who would be attending the in-person phase of the virtual exercise to brief them on the mission that they would be conducting,” Capt. Fortín explained. These remote workshops were held during the first week of June. Challenges and advance planning “The planning and unification of criteria to define the best course of action that would favor mission completion were the main challenges during the in-person phase. After 48 hours, the most suitable course of action was established,” Capt. Fortín stated. “The participating naval forces were able to standardize their criteria for conducting the exercise, making sure that everything turned out the best way possible.” Because of their geographical location and weather conditions, Central America and the Caribbean are prone to hurricanes. One of the last storms to impact the region was Hurricane Matthew (September-October 2016), which left more than 1,000 dead as it passed through Haiti. “Being nations that are prone to nature’s fury, these seven War Games have generated knowledge and skills that will allow the combined naval forces to respond immediately,” Capt. Fortín said. “There must always be advance planning. In emergency situations, the armed forces are the first to arrive and the last to leave.” “For the Honduran Navy, these Seventh War Games also represent an ideal opportunity for young officers from the Naval Leadership Training School, who acquired better experience on how to respond to future situations in the region,” Capt. Tercero concluded. “In 2018, the Eighth War Games will be held in Colombia.” VIVA VENEZUELA Y LA REPÚBLICA POST MODERNA. center_img Rafael A. Salazar P. last_img read more

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The digital evolution of financial services is evolving at full speed with or without credit unions

first_imgThere was a recent survey published about whether or not different types of financial institutions believed that digital transformation is necessary for a financial institution to be relevant – the overwhelming majority of C level executives said that it was extremely relevant.  The lowest level of urgency however was in the credit union segment – an unfortunate shortsightedness in this author’s opinion. Let’s begin with the assumption that credit unions exist to create value for their members and to be the better alternative because of the cooperative model. Let’s also assume that the ongoing viability of the model is based on a credit union’s ability to not only offer competitive products but offer a unique and superior Member Experience that attracts new member while retaining existing members. This unique Member Experience has been differentiating credit unions in the “sea of sameness” that is financial services for decades. It is the major reason consumers become members of a credit union.The days of the teller line being the most important part of the credit union are long gone. Most credible consumer surveys conducted in the last few years indicate that more consumers each year do financial transactions through remote means, and their comfort with doing loans, opening deposit accounts, and managing their accounts thru digital means has exponentially improved.  One of the challenges with any major change in how we deliver solutions is whether or not the credit union wants to manage an “evolution” of its Member Experience or be forced to react and enact a “revolution”. History has shown that those credit unions that evolve with the changes in the market, challenging their established operating paradigms, and leveraging emerging technology see organic growth, a balanced age mix of members, and sustained success. Those that attempt “revolution” to catch up usually fail to deliver a relevant Member Experience, and over time, become merger candidates. It is probably not a leap of faith to assume that embracing the status quo was more comfortable for those credit unions then facing their fear of change.    In the last 30 months, I have visited many credit unions of all sizes in this country. I usually ask them what their major challenges are, and then what are they devoting resources to – the mismatch is almost always present and glaring. These projects have large resource commitments usually approved in the prior year, and have either become obsolete because of market changes, or stopped all other progress at the credit union because of the scarcity of resources. We need to ask ourselves if the process that moves each institution on its strategic course is too static. Does it take into account, or even allow a change based on the strategic landscape? And without this nimbleness can credit unions stay relevant for the new generation of members? In today’s market “nimbleness” appears to be the key to garnering real market share. The success of the financial technology companies is not really based on what volume of loans they are doing or how much in the way of deposits they are attracting – those numbers are significant.  The real success they are having is attracting investor dollars to do research and development of new ways of leveraging consumer behavior and creating expectations that are difficult for traditional financial firms to deliver. The “rocket mortgage” has made consumers believe that an eight-minute loan approval is the norm. Kabbage made small businesses believe that a small line of credit could be established in minutes. SoFi and Lending Club provide immediate financing at the point of sale.  The large credit card companies can approve a digital application in minutes, have the consumer execute the documents and deliver a card the next day. Historically credit unions are risk averse and do not have it in their corporate DNA to ever fail. That is why these radical changes from the traditional methods are hard to visualize within our experiences and perceptions of what poses unknown risks. As the Financial Technology companies sell off their innovations to various distribution companies such as Amazon (do you know that 64% of all USA households have a Prime Account), the large insurance companies, and yes, even big banks, the consumer will demand that all transactions can be done when they want, how they want and without friction. Let’s go back to Amazon for a moment. Not only do they have incredible dynamic data analytic models that anticipate needs (they employ hundreds of very expensive data engineers), they have expanded their reach to households that are apt to become members of credit unions, and they have already established a stronghold in the credit card and payment system – just ask “Alexa”. And doesn’t it seem a bit frightening that their “prime” account links value to membership and even more value if one uses the Amazon credit card? Haven’t we focused on being our member’s prime (primary) financial institution for decades? Credit union executives have a myriad of proven digital technology solutions readily available that can help them along their strategic journey. This takes a commitment at the highest level of the organization to dedicate resources to not only implementing the solutions, but more importantly, re-imagining the process and Member Experience. It is time for the strategic planning process in credit unions not to focus on operating goals, but on defining what the credit union brand represents, who they are going to serve, and what the Member Experience looks like in 3-5 years. You may be wondering why “Member Experience” is capitalized throughout this article – it is in my opinion what makes credit unions different – they are not just words. Most digital solutions offered to credit unions either by CUSO’s, or those corporations with specific credit union divisions, are relatively inexpensive, and proven by other institutions to not only create positive results but have a high level of member satisfaction associated with them. Digital transformation requires not only a commitment and a strategic plan by the credit union, but an understanding of how “big data” analytics, digital credit models, API integrations, electronic signatures, sophisticated marketing communication methods, etc. work together – you get the point, there is much for us to understand and to translate to our cooperative model that supports providing access to financial services to those of modest means in a way that attracts and retains them.  A very wise CIO I worked with always said that a great strategic plan with a poorly executed operating plan is a fail, and a great operating plan with no strategic plan is a useless exercise – a credit union needs to have a clear strategic plan with an elegant execution of a relevant operating plan. There is a need for credit unions to remain a relevant part of the financial market and to continue to offer better values to consumers. But we will not be able to fulfill our mission if we lose sight of the changes going on around us. There are great examples of not coming to terms with changes in the marketplace. Think about the disappearance of phone booths replaced with mobile devices; Blockbuster replaced by Netflix and others as well as cable companies using their expansive distribution channels; record stores replaced by numerous digital means to acquire music; Shopping malls closing due to Amazon and online shopping; and, one I grew up with in business – typewriters – now a distant memory as we have computers, laptops, digital printers, etc. All these dominant market participants did not evolve, and revolution was not an option to catch up to the changes.  We owe it not only to our current members, but a future generation of members, to keep the credit union cooperative model relevant, vital and sustainable. The industry has incredible talent with real emotions about the well-being of their memberships. Let’s use that talent and “heart” to create intimate, caring digital solutions. If we learn from our past, understand the present and embrace the future without losing our core values we will be a stronger consumer financial services segment then we have been any time in our history. And we will preserve the beauty of the Member Experience as our core brand value. 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Joe Brancucci Web: Detailslast_img read more

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Doctors Are Calling It Quits

first_imgDoctors are also stressed by the never-ending need to keep safe. “There is a hunker-down mentality now,” Dr. Bailey said. She is concerned that some doctors will develop PTSD from the chronic stress of caring for patients during the pandemic.Even those who are not responsible for running their own practices are leaving. Courtney Barry, 40, a family nurse practitioner at a rural health clinic in Soledad, Calif., watched the cases of coronavirus finally ebb in her area, only to see wildfires break out. Many of her patients are farmworkers and work outside, and they became ill from the smoke. One doctor, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are confidential, said she and her partner had already been talking with the nearby hospital nearby about buying their pediatric practice before the pandemic arrived in the United States.Although federal aid has helped, patient visits are still 15 percent below normal, she said, and they are continually worried about making payroll and having enough doctors and staff to see patients. As the number of virus cases balloons in the Midwest, her employees must deal with increasingly agitated parents.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img “They’re yelling and cussing at my staff,” she said. Working for a telemedicine firm might be an alternative, she added. “It’s a hard job to begin with, to own your own business,” she said.The coronavirus crisis has amplified problems that doctors were already facing, whether they own their practice or are employed. “A lot of physicians were hanging on by a thread from burnout before the pandemic even started,” said Dr. Susan R. Bailey, the president of the American Medical Association.In particular, smaller practices continue to have difficulty finding sufficient personal protective equipment, like gloves and masks. “The big hospitals and health care systems have pretty well-established systems of P.P.E.,” she said, but smaller outfits might not have a reliable source. “I was literally on eBay looking for masks,” she said. The cost of these supplies has also become a significant financial issue for some practices.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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ASEAN’s youth learns financial resilience during pandemic

first_img“For students, I think it is to be expected that they use online learning, but workers were also willing to learn new skills. It really shows a growth mindset among ASEAN youth,” Sathirathai said.However, he added that 69 percent of respondents said that they found it difficult to work and learn from home, including 7 percent of whom said it was impossible. The study noted that the main reasons were poor internet quality, high internet cost and household distractions, among other problems.People who are living outside the capital city and those with a below-college education were also far more likely to face difficulties with remote working or studying remotely during the pandemic.In Indonesia, 29 percent said that they found the internet expensive, but 43 percent said they had a good quality connection. Meanwhile, the survey pointed out that young people in the Philippines and Vietnam experienced the most difficulties.Sathirathai added that young entrepreneurs and youth working in the gig economy faced funding constraints caused by COVID-19.According to the survey, only 33 percent of those who faced funding constraints said they relied more on bank loans, while 31 percent relied on government support and 23 percent turned to online financing.“This is an opportunity for a public-private partnership to solve the funding gap. Youth need the funds to pay for their education, for taking care of their families and for entrepreneurs, to strengthen their businesses,” Sathirathai said.Similarly, ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community deputy secretary-general Khung Poak said that member states needed to roll out government support or stimulus programs especially for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).He also suggested community-based learning to tackle education inequality during the pandemic especially in areas where people did not have stable access to the internet.Meanwhile, Research and Technology Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said that Indonesia still needed to finish its middle and last-mile internet connectivity infrastructure to provide stable and quality internet connections throughout the archipelago.“However, such a task needs large investment and time to be completed,” he said. “One short-term solution to provide better connectivity is to use the existing telecommunications satellites, but the government needs to ramp up frequency slots to do so.”Studying from home has become an increasing burden for students, teachers and parents alike especially in remote places in the country, which threatens to exacerbate the already endemic education inequality in Indonesia.Topics : He went on to say that 31 percent of respondents also found new business models and new ways to improve income. The trend is especially true for entrepreneurs aged 26 to 35.Young people are the fastest growing investor group as the number of investors aged 18 to 25 grew by 338.61 percent from 2016 to May 2020, according to data from the Indonesian Central Securities Depository (KSEI). Meanwhile, the number of investors aged 26 to 30 grew by 204.97 percent.The WEF survey, which was conducted in June, also found that 64 percent of full-time students and 38 percent of active workers used online educational tools more actively during the COVID-19 pandemic. Young people in Southeast Asia are learning about personal financial management and ways to increase their incomes in order to stay resilient against the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent study by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has shown.The study, COVID-19 – The True Test of ASEAN Youth’s Resilience and Adaptability: Impact of Social Distancing on ASEAN Youth, showed that 58 percent of people aged 16 to 35 years old had learned better budgeting. Meanwhile, 56 percent learned about the value of emergency savings and 31 percent learned how to increase their income.“It is a tough time and people want to be prepared to face the uncertainties. So, they learn more about conserving and managing cash, as well as ways to save for rainy days,” said Santitarn Sathirathai, group chief economist from Sea, a Singapore-based global consumer internet company that conducted the study along with the WEF.last_img read more

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Accounting roundup: Reporting reforms and post-Brexit rules

first_imgIASB member Ann Tarca said: “I think it is more productive to be focused on EBIT or similar subtotal, which many preparers already do. I think we can deal with the management performance measure in the notes somewhere… I don’t think it needs to be on the face of the income statement.”The board’s discussions are currently at an early stage. Staff plan to bring proposals to a future meeting to see how their thinking could be adapted to a complex financial institution.Staff have acknowledged that if any EBIT-like line item is too restrictive to accommodate a management performance subtotal, it might be necessary to relegate any management performance measure to a separate reconciliation or the notes.The focus in the latest staff papers has shifted from references to pure EBIT subtotal to a description of “profit before financing and income tax”.Meanwhile, the IASB has also recognised the need for a separate investing category in companies’ income statements.Under this proposal, defined benefit (DB) scheme sponsors would classify any interest on a surplus to this new category.’Material information’ definition under reviewThe body that advises the European Union on accounting matters, EFRAG, has published a draft comment letter in support of an IASB draft statement on materiality.In a webcast to introduce the proposals, IASB member Francoise Flores said: “The definition of materiality is easy to understand but difficult to apply. It is a totally company-specific notion that requires the exercise of judgement tailored to a company’s circumstances.”In the context of financial reporting, material information is data that is either significant or relevant.Flores added: “Currently, there is little if any guidance in IFRS on how to make materiality judgements. This lack of guidance can be regarded as partly responsible for IFRS disclosure requirements not being sufficiently challenged in practice from a materiality perspective and rather being used as a checklist.”The IASB’s practice statement is non-mandatory. Interested parties have until 5 January 2018 to comment on the EFRAG draft.UK ‘should maintain international standards’ post-BrexitThe Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has warned that the UK has failed to give sufficient thought to the implications of its vote to leave the EU.In a policy discussion paper on the implications of Brexit for financial reporting, the institute said it supported a UK-specific endorsement mechanism for new international standards.The report’s authors argued: “[A] new national mechanism could function more smoothly and far more quickly than the EU’s, and indeed this should be regarded as a key prize available to the UK from the change in endorsement arrangements.”The paper also considered the option of accepting all international financial reporting standards (IFRS) as issued by the IASB with no modifications, as well as continuing to participate in the EU’s current endorsement mechanism.Finally, the ICAEW also called for the UK to join the IFRS Foundation’s Monitoring Board and the Accounting Standards Advisory Forum.Under the rules governing membership of the two bodies, there is no current basis for UK membership of either body.IPE has learned that UK government officials are considering separate proposals for a UK endorsement mechanism – possibly modelled on the Australian model. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has instructed its staff to prioritise the development of new type of financial performance measure to be included in IFRS statements.The board expressed a preference for a measure based on earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) over parallel plans to include a management-defined measure of performance.The IASB also signalled a preference for a modified version of EBIT over any off-the-shelf definition. The decisions came during the board’s latest discussions on its Primary Financial Statements project.last_img read more

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Bulimba Queenslander catches attention of locals

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe dining room looks out to the backyard.The two-level house has a classic Queenslander theme upstairs, with VJ walls, polished timber floorboards and picture rails, and downstairs is a more modern feel, with coffered ceilings and open-plan spaces.This combination is part of what drew Ms Matthews to the home in the first place.“I have owned three different places in Sydney, the last two were extremely modern … so this to me was a real contrast to have a bit of old world and a bit of new world,” Ms Matthews said. Upstairs are VJ walls and picture rails.Ms Matthews is relocating.“If I could pick up the house and take it — I would.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 There is an L-shaped plunge pool.Ms Matthews said the house had been perfect for when her three sons or her mother came to visit, but believes it would also be suited to a family.“It’s very family orientated,” she said.“It’s got a beautifully sized L-shaped plunge pool, and a huge open-plan family and kitchen area.“It’s also got a butler’s pantry which is really handy for when you don’t want clutter in view — you can just put it in the pantry and sort it out later.” Downstairs is a modern, open-plan living, dining and kitchen area.“Since I’ve moved in I’ve had three people that left letters in my mailbox asking what colour I had painted the house,” Ms Matthews said.“It’s a dark grey outside and it’s obviously a colour that attracts people.“I didn’t paint it so I didn’t know the colour but I found a spare tin of paint that was left behind that helped the people.” People wrote letters about the colour of the house.THIS Bulimba house was so eye catching that several people left letters in the mailbox about a particular aspect of it.Kerrie Matthews moved from Sydney and into the house two-and-a-half years ago and has since received several inquiries about the colour of the property.last_img read more

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Aker BP hits pay in North Sea well

first_imgNorwegian oil company Aker BP has made an oil and gas discovery northwest of the Bøyla field in the North Sea offshore Norway. Scarabeo 8 drilling rig; Author: SP MacAker BP, the operator of production license 869, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 24/9-14 S and a horizontal appraisal well, 24/9-14 A in the Froskelår Main prospect, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Tuesday.Appraisal well 24/9-14 A was drilled 2650 meters northeast of wildcat well 24/9-14 S. The wells were drilled about 4 kilometers northwest of the Bøyla field and 225 kilometers west of Stavanger.The objective of wildcat well 24/9-14 S was to prove petroleum and the reservoir potential in reservoir rocks (injectites) in the Eocene (Intra Hordaland group sandstones). The objective of well 24/9-14 A was to investigate the lateral extent, as well as the reservoir potential of the injectites.Wildcat well 24/9-14 S encountered a total gas column of 30 meters, and a total oil column of 38 meters in the Hordaland group in sandstone layers (injectites) totaling 35 meters, mainly with very good to excellent reservoir properties. The sandstones are interpreted as being remobilised sand from the Heimdal and Hermod formations in the Palaeocene which are injected into the overlying Hordaland group. The gas/oil contact was observed in the well. The oil/water contact was not observed, as the logs showed oil down to the situation.Appraisal well 24/9-14 A, which was drilled horizontally, encountered several gas-bearing and oil-bearing injectite zones totalling 540 meters, with many sandstone layers with variable reservoir properties, mainly from good up to excellent. Here too, the sandstone layers are interpreted as being injected sands in the Hordaland group with variable quality and thickness. The gas/oil and oil/water contacts are as in the wildcat well. According to the NPD, preliminary estimates place the size of the discovery between 10 and 21 million standard cubic meters (Sm3) of recoverable oil equivalents. The nearby 24/9-3 (Gamma) oil discovery can be viewed as being a part of this discovery. Part of the discovery may extend over to the UK sector. The licensees will consider tying the discovery into existing infrastructure in the Alvheim area.The wells were not formation-tested, but extensive volumes of data have been acquired and samples have been taken. These are the first and second exploration wells in production license 869, which was awarded in APA 2016.The 24/9-14 S well was drilled to respective vertical and measured depths of 2097 and 2252 meters below sea level, and was terminated in the Sele formation in the Palaeocene. The 24/9-14 A well was drilled horizontally in the Hordaland group in the Eocene to respective vertical and measured depths of 1847 and 4398 meters below sea level.Water depth at the site is 120 meters. The wells have been permanently plugged and abandoned.The wells 24/9-14 S and 24/9-14 A were drilled by the Saipem-owned Scarabeo 8 drilling rig, which will now drill a combined wildcat and test production well, 24/9-15 S, in production license 340, where Aker BP is the operator.Evy Glørstad-Clark, SVP Exploration in Aker BP, commented: “The exploration success at Froskelår Main is an encouraging result of a long -term strategy to unlock the exploration potential in the Alvheim area. This strategy has involved extensive data acquisition and detailed technical analysis.“In parallel, we have been expanding our acreage position in the area through licensing rounds and business development activities. The Froskelår Main discovery represents a significant addition to the resource base in the Alvheim area. The discovery also illustrates the significant resource potential yet to be uncovered on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.” Tying into existing infrastructure last_img read more

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Gay marriage given the green light for weddings in churches

first_imgThe Telegraph 7 December 2012 Gay couples would be allowed to marry in churches under plans due to be unveiled by the Government next week.The decision represents a major u-turn on the position set out in a formal Government consultation earlier this year which proposed a blanket ban.It raises the prospect of a major battle between church and state over the issue as well as a massive backbench rebellion with at least 130 Conservatives set to vote against the proposals.The plans will be announced by the Culture Secretary Maria Miller next week and a detailed bill is expected to be put before Parliament next month.That could see the redefinition of marriage sped through the Commons before the summer.The shift in policy came after Government lawyers came up with plans for “multiple lock” legal protections for churches, mosques and synagogues which do not want to marry gay couples on grounds of belief.David Cameron said: “I’m a massive supporter of marriage and I don’t want gay people to be excluded from a great institution.”But let me be absolutely one hundred per cent clear, if there is any church or any synagogue or any mosque that doesn’t want to have a gay marriage it will not, absolutely must not, be forced to hold it.”That is absolutely clear in the legislation.“Also let me make clear, this is a free vote for Members of Parliament but personally I will be supporting it.”Opponents believe that no safeguard will be able to protect them from a legal challenge at the European Court of Human Rights, which would force them to marry gay couples. read more

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Brenda L. Jones

first_imgBrenda L. Jones, 74, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away Friday January 3, 2020 in Rising Sun, Indiana.She was born February 19, 1945 in Barbourville, KY, daughter of the late Albert Carl Partin, Sr. and Emma Jean (Bays) Brown.She loved to crochet, knit and was an avid reader. Brenda enjoyed YouTube, coffee, and camping. She loved nature. She loved her dogs, Simon, Bella and Sammy Boy. Family was very important to Brenda and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.Brenda is survived by her children, Randy Jones of Rising Sun, IN, Bryan (Marcia) Jones of Lawrenceburg, IN and Deanna Jones of Lawrenceburg, IN; grandchildren, Cullen Jones, Seante’ Jones, Ashley Jones, Alex Jones, Leah Craft, Carly Utter; siblings, Carl (Vi) Partin, Jr. of Taylor Mill, KY, Gary (Nancy) Partin of Florence, IN, Dale (Lee) Partin of West Harrison, IN, Pam (Kurt) Lyttle of Rising Sun, IN, Sandy Partin of Lawrenceburg, IN, Lori (Paul) Haneberg of Lawrenceburg, IN.She was preceded in death by parents and her step father, Marvin Brown.Services will be held at the convenience of the family.Contributions may be made to PAWS. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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FL deputy delivers baby after pulling over speeding car

first_imgEarly Tuesday, a Florida deputy helped deliver a baby after he pulled a vehicle for what he thought was going to be a routine traffic stop.Collier County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Robert Pounds was on patrol in Naples when he clocked a speeding car going 63 mph in a 45 mph zone around 4:30 a.m.Deputy Pounds approached the vehicle and quickly realized the passenger was about to give birth.He immediately called for EMS and backup, then grabbed a blanket.According to CCSO, the Naples deputy delivered “a beautiful baby girl and made sure the mom was OK, and the infant was breathing.”“Once EMS arrived they cut the cord, checked out the mom and baby and transported them to the hospital,” CCSO said.last_img read more

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Bengal govt announces Rs 10 lakh, job for Swapna

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a government job for Swapna Barman, India’s first-ever Asian Games gold medal winner in heptathlon.State tourism minister Gautam Deb visited Swapna’s residence in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal on Thursday morning and made her mother speak to the CM.”I travelled from Kolkata this morning on the instruction of CM. She wanted to speak to Swapna’s mother. They had a fairly long conversation. We, on behalf of the government will extend whatever support that is needed to help her prosper further,” Deb told IANS.”I have a few plans in my mind to further help the family as they are in need. I will share them with the chief minister and then take it forward,” Deb added.The state Athletic Association, meanwhile, is also planning a felicitation ceremony when the 21-year-old returns around September 4. IANSlast_img read more

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No stones left unturned!

first_imgWITH just three days to go before Guyana’s senior Men’s National football team – Golden Jaguars – ‘roar’ against Belize, head coach Michael Johnson believes that based on the extensive preparation, his team is more than ready to create ‘football history’ at the Leonora Track and Field Centre.A win for Guyana will send them to CONCACAF Gold Cup for the first time, while a victory for Belize will see the Central American island return to the tournament for the first time since 2013.While ‘Lady Jags’ – the country’s senior women’s team – in 2010 became the first team under the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) banner to play at the CONCACAF showpiece (in Cancun, Mexico), the men’s side had never done so, only coming close (one goal to be exact) in 2007.Fast forward to present-day and with a revamped Gold Cup qualification process, thanks to CONCACAF’s president Victor Montagliani, who introduced the Nation’s League, Guyana are now 90+ minutes away from booking their tickets for the June 15-July 7 tournament.“Everybody is in a good place conditioning-wise, now everybody is focussing on the psychological aspect of the game because we all know the magnitude (of the game) so we’re going to discuss it and see where we go from there and just allow the players to focus on getting us to the Gold Cup,” an excited Johnson told reporters at the conclusion of the team’s first training session last Monday.Johnson named three debutants – Jordan Greenidge, Anthony Jeffrey and forward Keanu Marsh-Brown – in his 23-man squad, while adding some familiar players in a team he said is more than capable of bringing success to the country’s men’s programme.The former Jamaican International who turned out for the ‘Reggae Boyz’ in the Gold Cup during his illustrious playing career said that this could possibly be the best- assembled National team in recent times, based on the quality of the players.“We left no stones unturned this time and I’m happy with the way we went about preparing the team, especially with the extensive work we did with the locally based players,” Johnson revealed.Johnson said that there’s very little room for error and as such, the players selected, who are all seasoned professionals in their respective careers, are ready to go. However, the challenge is getting them to play together and gel perfectly before taking the pitch on Saturday.In 2017 CONCACAF, Montagliani introduced the Nation’s League, which is a new national team competition platform they had designed to maximise the quality, quantity and frequency of competitive matches for all Member Associations within the confederation. The opportunity presented was perfect for GFF.The task was artless. They finished in the top ten of the 34-team Nations League qualification tournament and Guyana were in the Gold Cup.Though the team had beaten Turks and Caicos 8-0 after a disappointing 2-2 home draw against Barbados, a 1-2 away loss to French Guiana placed Guyana in a position where it was mathematically improbable for them to reach the confederation’s marquee event since only the teams finishing in the top 10 will advance.Luckily for Guyana, it was later revealed that the Carlisle United and former Bury FC forward Hallam Hope, who had scored both goals against Guyana, did not have the proper clearance from FIFA and the English FA to represent Barbados.In accordance with Articles 55 and 31 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, the BFA lost the match against Guyana by a score of 3-0.That result pushed the Guyanese men to 8th position behind Curacao (1), Haiti (2), Cuba (3), Canada (4), Jamaica (5) and Martinique (6) who rounded off the top six teams in the tournament, having picked up full points from their three matches. Bermuda (7th) St Kitts and Nevis (9th) and the Dominican Republic are the other teams in the top ten.Belize, Guyana’s next opponents, are in 13th position with six points (two wins and a loss).GOLDEN JAGUARS SQUAD:Goalkeepers – Alex Murray, Sese Norville and Akel Clarke. Defenders – Sam Cox, Elliot Bonds, Terence Vancooten, Reiss Greenidge, Ronayne Marsh-Brown, Walter Moore and Kevin Layne. Midfielders – Neil Danns, Clive Nobrega, Stephen Duke-McKenna, Anthony Jeffrey, Kadell Daniel, Warren Creavalle and Trayon Bobb. Forwards – Sheldon Holder, Gregory Richardson, Pernel Schultz, Marcel Barrington, Emery Welshman and Keanu Marsh-Brown. Golden Jaguars head coach ready to create historylast_img read more

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SU has paid ‘approximately 20 percent’ of Big East exit fee

first_img Published on December 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Syracuse University has already paid a portion of its $7.5 million exit fee to leave the Big East, SU Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Kevin Quinn said Thursday.Quinn said the university has paid approximately 20 percent of the exit fee that will allow the Orange to leave the Big East on July 1, 2013. The remainder will be paid over a multi-year period, he said, but he could not give any details as to when the exit fee will be paid off completely, as “the exit agreement was confidential between the university and the Big East.”Syracuse, along with Pittsburgh, announced it would leave the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in September 2011. Both schools will move to the ACC in July. The Big East’s seven basketball-only Catholic schools have also decided to leave the conference in recent weeks, leaving the future of the Big East in serious doubt.Syracuse’s game against West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl Saturday will mark the final football game for the Orange as a member of the Big East. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Syracuse set to leave Big East for Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013Fans should enjoy 1 more year of rivalries, historic matchups before Syracuse’s move to ACCACC : Gross profit: Led by athletic director, Syracuse joins financially stable situation in ACClast_img read more

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Men’s Basketball: Wisconsin walks away empty handed from Hall of Fame Classic

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball (2-4) fell in both the first round and consolation game of the 2017 Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City. The losses came Monday in a 70-65 defeat against No. 25 Baylor (5-0) and Tuesday where the Badgers lost 72-70 on a last second score by No. 24 UCLA (4-1).For much of the game against Baylor, the lead seemed insurmountable, with Wisconsin trailing by as much as 17 halfway through the second period.Wisconsin men’s basketball begins with UW welcoming UNI to Kohl CenterThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team is officially back in action this week, as the Badgers prepare to welcome Read…But, strong performances by Ethan Happ and freshman Brad Davison gave the Badgers a fighting chance toward the end.Unfortunately, Happ’s 23-point performance and Davison’s clutch 10 points in the second half were not enough to get the win. Senior guard Manu Lecomte continued his strong campaign notching 24 points on 60 percent shooting from beyond the arc.The contest against UCLA was much closer throughout, as the score was tied on 15 different occasions over the course of the game.  While the Badgers led by five at the three-minute mark, it was ultimately a game winning layup by Aaron Holiday that clinched the win for the Bruins with 0.8 left on the clock. Holiday was also the leading scorer for UCLA, going 7-12 from the field with five assists.The loss was unfortunate for Wisconsin, as the Bruins are arguably the weakest they will be all season, missing three key freshman that were suspended following their shoplifting charges in China.  LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were all suspended indefinitely after they returned to the states last week.Men’s Basketball: Wisconsin to take on No.15 Xavier from Big EastFollowing an 89-61 blowout victory over Yale Sunday afternoon, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team continues their homestead with Read…Though the Badgers fell short in both contests, there are some positives that Wisconsin and Coach Gard can take away from the games.First, the emergence of freshman Brian Davison in the last few games has given us a glimpse of what this young team will look like when they reach their potential. Davison’s minutes increased dramatically against Xavier and Baylor, outplaying his counterpart Brevin Pritzl in key moments during the second half.  Davison’s strong 10-point second half against Baylor earned him his first career start against UCLA where he performed well, going 4-11 from the field and 3-8 from 3 for 14 points.Wisconsin’s grittiness as a young team is also a trait they displayed during their two games in Kansas City.  With inexperienced teams, it is often easy to act carelessly with the ball and cause turnovers in key moments. While there are certainly areas the team can improve in closing out games, Wisconsin generally improved in making these mistakes as time went on and turned the ball over less than both UCLA and Baylor.Women’s Basketball: Wisconsin to host UW-Platteville in exhibition gameThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team will host an exhibition game Wednesday against UW-Platteville at the Kohl Center. The Read…Their week in Kansas City might not have ended as well as Wisconsin hoped for, but the Badgers cannot allow themselves to fall into a downward spiral at this point. Wisconsin needs to work on rebounding after these tough losses if they want to see the rest of their season pan out well.Wisconsin has one more non-conference game left before they begin their Big Ten schedule. They will take on Virginia before beginning their Big Ten schedule against Ohio State Saturday.last_img read more

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Delta School Sports Festival Now Annual Event, Says Okowa

first_imgWhile thanking God for eventual institution of the state’s sports fiesta, the governor assured indigenes of the state that boys and girls discovered at the festival would be nurtured for various future sports tournaments.In the final of the football match, Nosiere Primary School I, Agbor in Ika South Local Government Area defeated Destiny Primary School, Ughelli by a lone goal to lift the Headmaster’s Cup.Governor Okowa appealed to other states of the federation to organise similar schools sports festivals not only to boost sport development in Nigeria generally, but to promote the physical and mental fitness of our youths as well.Going down memory lane, he noted that Delta State has long been a breeding ground for sports talents in the country, saying his administration has been investing much in sports, in terms of infrastructure and human capital, including educational, to sustain the tempo in sport development.Okowa said, “It is well known that Delta State is a sports-loving state and its athletes did very well in feeding the teams of Mid-West and later Bendel State, before Edo and Delta states were created. What we are doing today is to replicate what we were doing in the past, in the days of old Bendel; and, we are excited to witness and participate in this sports festival.“We are aware that three editions of the Principal’s Cup have been held; today we are witnessing the finals of the Headmaster’s Cup, because our desire is to catch them young, nurture them to be professionals at the national and international stages.”The governor thanked the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr Chiedu Ebie and members of the organizing committee for the successful package of the event, expressing the hope that the festival, ”which is a fertile ground to catch budding talents”, would be sustained as an annual sports festival by his successor from 2023.He also commended the head teachers and principals of the participating schools, noting that the young athletes displayed great features of good future sports men and women.Students and pupils of different secondary and primary schools across the state competed for medals in different athletics events during the festival including track and field and indoor sports like 100m and 200m races, high/long jump, short put, discuss, javelin, scrabble, chess, badminton, table tennis, volleyball, handball and basketball.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Okowa presenting the Winners Trophy to the captain of Nosiere Primary School 1 Agbor, Ika South LGA at Stephen Kechi Stadium, Asaba Nosiere School lifts Headmasters’ CupOmon-Julius Onabu in AsabaDelta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that the Delta State School Sports Festival would become an annual affair and an avenue to discover budding talents for local, national and international sports competition.Okowa stated this in his closing remarks at the grand finale of the maiden Delta State Schools Sports Festival at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba, on Wednesday evening.last_img read more

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Henrik Tjärnström – Kindred looks to new shores post World Cup

first_img Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 Related Articles GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit Share As a sign of corporate growth and progress, Kindred Group CEO Henrik Tjärnström has stated to investors that corporate comparative trading periods will only get tougher for the Stockholm-listed enterprise.Presenting Kindred’s H1 2018 interim leadership update, Tjärnström acknowledges that a further ‘all-time high’ trading quarter has been driven by World Cup Russia 2018, with Kindred achieving its biggest active player base of +1.5 million customers.In his update, Tjärnström details to Kindred investors and analysts the demands of navigating a successful World Cup, which should not be underestimated by corporate stakeholders.“We are very happy to be up 31 per cent as reported. Of course the World Cup has been a major contributing factor, however, these are not easy times. I’m very happy to report that every Kindred division and employee came together to deliver on our plans for these championships” Tjärnström details to investors.Closing a busy trading period, Tjärnström details that Kindred will continue to develop its broad online gambling proposition, driven through proven organic and acquired brands, able to compete in multiple European jurisdictions.For its new markets proposition, Tjärnström notifies investors that Kindred has placed a ‘ number of boots on the ground assessing open US market opportunities’.In his presentation, Kindred’s leader notes that the firm will soon unveil its first US-centric partnership with a leading US casino operator, likely to be targeting ‘New Jersey as the entry point, later this year.’For the time being, Tjärnström will not disclose what brand Kindred will seek to launch for US markets, acknowledging that its flagship Unibet has a limited profile stateside.“Our working hypothesis right now is when sports becomes available, we would see it as a big benefit if we could go with the Unibet brand, albeit we fully appreciate that it’s unknown in the US market, but it has worked well in Europe and we believe it could work well in the US as well.”last_img read more

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Europa League: Arsenal knocked out by late Olympiakos winner

first_img Source: BBC Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a glaring chance with the last kick of the match as Arsenal crashed to a shocking Europa League defeat at the hands of Olympiakos.Aubameyang, so often the Gunners’ saviour, looked like he had once again rescued his side from an abject showing when his superb scissor kick – which cancelled out Pape Abou Cisse’s opener – put them in the driving seat with seven minutes left of extra time.But the visitors punished awful set-piece defending for a second time on the night as Youssef El Arabi poked home in front of their raucous travelling fans.And there was still time for the unmarked Aubameyang to somehow screw wide from five yards out and condemn Mikel Arteta’s side to their first defeat of 2020.For large periods of a flat game a full-strength Arsenal XI were frustrated, frustrating and feeble in front of goal – with their first shot on target not arriving until the 77th minute.Olympiakos were hardly buccaneering in their approach, especially considering they had lost the first leg in Athens, but carried out their gameplan perfectly to steal a famous win and progress to the last 16.Limp Gunners lose route to Champions LeagueArteta had talked in the build-up of having three routes into Europe for next season but this competition was surely his best bet of an unlikely seat at the Champions League top table.To go out in such limp fashion will leave the manager livid – and for most of the night he was the most animated member of the Arsenal contingent.Familiar failings were their undoing as the Greek side twice scored from set-pieces. First, Aubameyang allowed 6ft 6ins centre-back Cisse a totally free header from a corner, and then David Luiz appeared to leave a cross from a half-cleared 120th-minute corner and gift El Arabi a lunging tap-in.Olympiakos came to defend deep and in numbers, to frustrate Arsenal and then to hopefully score from a corner. It was a strategy they pulled off impeccably.But they must have expected an Arsenal forward line of Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil and Nicolas Pepe – recruited at a cost of around £215m – to cause more problems.The four managed just one shot on target between them before Aubameyang’s brilliant late goal that briefly had Arsenal progressing. Ozil’s cross was nodded on by substitute Gabriel Martinelli and the Gabon striker rearranged himself masterfully to crack an acrobatic effort into the back of the net.The home fans, who greeted the full-time whistle with apathy rather than anger, roared into belated life but it was the supporters at the other end who will now have their eyes on Friday’s draw.last_img read more

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US Open 2013: Andy Murray says title defence is ‘up and running’

first_imgAndy Murray feels his US Open title defence is finally up and running as he prepares to face Germany’s Florian Mayer in the third round on Sunday.The Scot said: “I’m in the tournament now. I play every other day. I’ll stick to the same routines pretty much now until the end of the tournament.”The Wimbledon champion, 26, plays world number 47 Mayer for a place in the last 16 at Flushing Meadow.Murray had to wait until late on day three to open his title defence.A straight-sets win over France’s Michael Llodra was followed by victory over Argentine Leonardo Mayer in four sets on Friday.Murray added: “I would probably say on Monday I was a little bit nervous or kind of anxious to know what it was going to feel like when I went on the court. “By the time I got on it Wednesday night, I literally wanted to play. I wasn’t thinking about anything else. Maybe in that way it helped me a little bit.”Mayer, 29, has twice been a Wimbledon quarter-finalist but has never been past the third round in New York.Murray has won their two previous meetings, both of which were on clay, but they were tight matches and Mayer is an experienced and unorthodox opponent.“He’s very tough,” said Murray. “He comes to net a bit, he has a good slice backhand, but he hits it with two hands, which isn’t how normally you’re taught to play that shot.“He has very good feel up at the net, hits a lot of drop shots. He’s a pretty flat ball striker. He has sort of huge, looping strokes. It can be tough to time your split step and know when he’s going to make contact with the ball. “He’s caused a lot of guys problems over his career. I’ll need to play well to beat him.”After the serve-volleying of Llodra and the powerful baseline hitting of Leonardo Mayer, Murray is not concerned about facing another very different style across the net.He added: “I think going from playing a serve-volleyer to a guy that plays at the back of the court can take a bit of time because the points develop completely differently.“But against Mayer, a majority of the points will be played from the back of the court. He’s a right-hander; I don’t think now it should be an issue.”Murray and Mayer will be on court not before 18:00 BST and will be followed onto Arthur Ashe Stadium by the much-anticipated clash between American number one Serena Williams and number two Sloane Stephens . Sunday’s night session will see world number one Novak Djokovic play Portugal’s Joao Sousa at 00:00 BST (Monday), before former finalist Jelena Jankovic takes on fifth seed Li Na .last_img read more

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NFL free agency news: Lions sign Trey Flowers to $90M deal

first_img NFL free agency news: Lions sign WR Danny Amendola The #Lions have signed unrestricted free agent DE Trey Flowers.— Detroit Lions (@Lions) March 14, 2019The #Lions are giving Trey Flowers a five-year, $90 million contract that includes $56M in guarantees, source said. $40M fully guaranteed at signing. #Patriots weren’t going there. Big deal for Detroit’s new big edge presence. Related News Detroit is starting to look a lot like New England.Former Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers officially signed with the Lions Thursday. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 12, 2019″ target=”_blank”>According to NFL Media, Flowers deal is for five years and worth $90 million over five years with includes $56 million in guarantees ($40 million fully guaranteed at signing).center_img NFL free agency rumors: Raiders to pursue Le’Veon Bell News of the move comes after Detroit signed former Patriots and Dolphins wide receiver Danny Amendola to a one-year deal Monday. Flowers and Amendola will reunite with Lions coach Matt Patricia, who previously served 14 seasons as an assistant coach with the Patriots, including six seasons as the team’s defensive coordinator from 2012-17.Flowers, 25, appeared in 15 regular-season games for the Patriots last season and all three postseason games, including the team’s Super Bowl 53 win over the Rams.His 7.5 sacks in 2018 led all Patriots players for the third straight year.last_img read more

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Kierra Jordan Named Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Kierra Jordan, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Center – Jackson, Miss.Jordan registered back-to-back double-doubles, averaging 15.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while shooting 54.2 percent in a pair of wins to open league play. She notched a season-high 13 rebounds in a 58-50 win at A&M-Corpus Christi, followed by a season-high 20 points in the 63-47 victory over Southeastern Louisiana. The Sugar Bears (9-4, 2-0 SLC) got off to a perfect start in conference player last week with wins over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (7-6, 0-2 SLC) and Southeastern Louisiana (1-12, 0-2 SLC). They return to action tomorrow, hosting Sam Houston State (3-7, 0-1 SLC) at 7 p.m. CT. UCA faces Lamar at home Saturday at 1 p.m. to cap week nine. 2017 Southland Women’s Basketball Week Nine Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Senior center Kierra Jordan of Central Arkansas is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by This marks the third time this season that Central Arkansas has garnered weekly honors after fellow Sugar Bear Taylor Baudoin collected the award in week five and week seven. Honorable Mention: Cassidy Barros, Nicholls; Bre’Ashlee Jones, McNeese; Randi Brown, New Orleans.last_img read more

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“We will see if Djokovic misses the Grand Slam for not getting vaccinated”

first_imgFormer tennis participant Andy Roddick responded to Serbian Novak Djokovic, who mentioned he would not wish to be compelled to vaccinate. to return to the competitors, and mentioned he’s “curious” to see if he will hold that speech when Grand Slams need to be performed.“The vital factor is not whether or not or not you consider in vaccines,” mentioned the American. “If not what’s safer for tennis to return.” “I don’t need to agree with what he mentioned. He is aware of he’s going to need to decide. I’m curious to see how deep his beliefs are when it’s important to keep out of the Grand Slams for not taking a vaccine, “added Roddick on the Tennis Channels Stay program.These controversial statements by Djokovic did them in a dialog with different Serbian athletes, however later softened them in a letter to the New York Instances., through which he added that he want to have all the data out there earlier than making an applicable choice.World tennis is suspended till July 13, with some tournaments like Wimbledon already canceled and others like Roland Garros postponed to September.last_img read more

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Heroes rise as athletics fuels Philippine gold drive

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Trenten Anthony Beram, who ruled the 200-meter sprint late Wednesday night, is a math major at University of Connecticut back in the United States.READ: SEA Games: PH athletics team delivers 2 golds before day’s endFEATURED 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’But Beram’s academics temporarily took a back seat to athletics as he helped save the day for Team Philippines, which was headed to a gold-less outing late Wednesday until Beram and decathlete Aries Toledo reeled in a victory each.“I knew that I was coming in as a rookie; nobody knows me so it is good to put my name out there,” said Beram. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Born to a Filipino mother from Cebu City, Beram worked to obtain dual citizenship to be able to represent the Philippines here.Beram shocked the field with a gold medal performance in the 200m dash. He was to see action in 400m and relays in the coming days.READ: Tabal delivers first gold medal for PH, rules women’s marathon“The hard work paid off,” said Beram. “This is only the beginning.”Toledo also proved himself a hero at Bukit Jalil National Stadium, gritting through pain to emerge victorious.“I did everything I needed to do even if I was hurting all over—my back, my arms (during the javelin throw) and my whole body,” said Toledo in Filipino. “I told God to help me because I wanted to come through for the Philippines.”The 24-year-old Toledo, who hails from Nueva Ecija, finished with 7,433 points to snare the gold.Also winning gold for athletics were Mary Joy Tabal, who captured the country’s first victory when she ruled women’s marathon, and Eric Cray, in 400m hurdles. View comments Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img SEA Games: PH’s Lois Go settles for bronze in Ladies’ golf OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson What’s in store for your animal sign this year “I though top three (in the men’s 200) would be good so winning the gold is a bonus,” added Beram, who crossed the finish in 20.96 seconds.While most athletes based abroad are recruited, Beram is a certified “walk-in.”READ: SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdles He reached out to the Philippine Track and Field Association wanting to join its weekly relays.“He went straight to us and inquired how to go about playing for Philippine team,” said athletics official Edward Kho.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Mark Harry Diones, who won silver for men’s triple jump event, Anthony Beram, who won gold in men’s 200 meters, and Aries Toledo also won gold in Men’s Decathlon, in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday night. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR— Athletics continues to lead the way or Team Philippines in the 29th Southeast Asian Games here, with four gold medals already in the bag.One of those golds came from someone who would be comfortable being labeled either a jock or a nerd.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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DPP recommends more investigation in “Otisha” case

first_imgThe Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has returned the file with regard to accusations of paedophilia against popular cross-dresser, Otis ‘Otisha’ Pearson, to the Guyana Police Force advising that additional work be conducted.The Police said the file was returned on Monday with the advice that additionalCross-dresser, Otis ‘Otisha’ Pearsoninvestigative work be done. They have since released Pearson who was in custody since March 6.Pearson was taken into Police custody on March 6 after the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA) forwarded the findings of its investigation of paedophilia claims against the sex worker. The Police’s investigation is still ongoing and the file is with the DPP for legal advice.However, on Friday last, the Police sought an extension to detain the sex worker for an additional 72 hours as they await legal advice and wrap up their investigation.The CC&PA’s investigation stemmed after Pearson went on national television, after he was released from Police custody for another incident, and claimed that he has “a little boy” for every day of the week. Following that claim, photos of the cross dresser and a teenaged boy were leaked to social media site, Facebook, sparking outrage.To pacify the situation, Pearson, in the presence of Joel Simpson – founder of the Society Against Sexual Orientation and Discrimination (SASOD) explained that the term “little boy” is usually thrown around in the transgender community and denied being involved in sexual relations with any underage boy. This view was supported by Simpson who said his organisation does not condone such relations and that he was aware of the “little boy” euphemism.The surfacing of the photos and subsequent response led to several persons calling for an investigation into the incident and accused Pearson of being a pervert.Back in February, the CC&PA closed its investigation into the alleged misconduct by Pearson. It was discovered that the boy was below the legal age of consent, which is 16 and became a victim of bullying after the photos were leaked.According to CC&PA’s Director, Ann Green, the Agency has gathered statements from a number of persons, including the young man at the centre of the controversy, and as such, it is expected to move ahead with the case.last_img read more

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Biblical Name Found on Pottery

first_imgThe Times of Israel calls it a “once in a lifetime” discovery. See also Israel National News.  Live Science’s article ends:“Until about five years ago we knew of no inscriptions dating to the tenth century BCE from the Kingdom of Judah. In recent years four inscriptions have been published: two from Khirbet Qeiyafa, one from Jerusalem and one from Bet Shemesh,” Garfinkel and Ganor said in the IAA statement. “This completely changes our understanding of the distribution of writing in the Kingdom of Judah, and it is now clear that writing was far more widespread than previously thought.“Other Biblical Archaeology NewsIn the City of David outside the current southern wall in Jerusalem, Eilat Mazar has continued excavating. She claims now to have uncovered Solomon’s palace wall. The Israel Video Network posted a video by CBN where Mazar describes the find of large walls with Phoenician decor, carved ivory ornaments and royal seals she believes point to Solomon’s reign.To the north, excavators at Khirbet al-Maqatir uncovered another cistern. The site is believed to be the Biblical fort of Ai defeated by Joshua. A video by Scott Stripling shows the discovery.The current issue of Creation Magazine clears up confusion about the identity and role of King Belshazzar spoken of in the Book of Daniel.Bible Places Blog is a good place to keep up on the latest discoveries in Biblical archaeology. Another news site is Bible History Daily. Facebook users can also engage in the conversation by joining the Bible Archaeology group.The Bible always wins out in the end, doesn’t it? Over a century ago, Robert Anderson wrote a book called Daniel in the Critics’ Den. Even now, the Lord has ways of shutting the mouths of lions and critics. An iron-age pot at a fortress south of Jerusalem is inscribed with the name of King Saul’s successor at the time of David.Khirbet Qeiyafa is becoming more of an archaeological hotspot as findings from the excavations are being published. It’s becoming clear this was an important outpost at the time of King Saul, King David and King Solomon, supporting the descriptions in the Old Testament that the first monarchs of Judah and Israel were indeed capable of administering a far-flung kingdom. Not many years ago, Bible skeptics denied that these kings were more than local tribal chieftans (4/24/12).Now, for the first time, the name Esh-baal (Biblical Ish-bosheth), the same name as that of King Saul’s son and rival of King David, has been found in an inscription on a pottery jug. The story was announced by the Biblical Archaeology Society which says,The Biblical name Eshbaal has been found for the first time in an ancient inscription. Incised before firing on a 3,000-year-old pithos (large ceramic storage jar), the inscription was discovered at the site of Khirbet Qeiyafa in Israel. Researchers Yosef Garfinkel, Mitka R. Golub, Haggai Misgav and Saar Ganor have published their study of this inscription in a forthcoming issue of the journal Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR).The Eshbaal inscription reads “[ ] | ʾšbʿl | ˹bn˺ | bdʿ” (“ʾIšbaʿal son of Bedaʿ”) and was written from right to left in the Canaanite alphabetic script. The name ʾšbʿl, commonly translated as ʾIšbaʿal (or Esh-Baʿal—“man of Baʿal”), is known from the Bible. Eshbaal was the second king of Israel, King Saul’s son and a rival of King David (1 Chronicles 8:33; in 2 Samuel 2–4, this king is called Ish-Bosheth). The name Bedaʿ, however, is unique.It is not clear, therefore, whether the name refers to Saul’s son or some other man with the same name. However, this name dates from the period of David, because shortly after the -baal ending fell out of favor. The author of II Samuel may have emended the earlier names with -bosheth (shame) to avoid honoring the Canaanite fertility god, although “baal” sometimes just means “lord” and was used in honor of the God of Israel sometimes. Thus, Ishbaal (or Eshbaal) is rendered Ishbosheth in II Samuel, and Jonathan’s son Merib-baal became Mephibosheth (see Luke Chandler blog). The original name Ish-baal is retained in I Chronicles.Inscriptions from this period are very rare. An ostracon found at the site in 2008 was a sensation—the earliest Iron Age inscription ever found in Israel (1/07/10).This new inscription marks a transitional stage between the writing system used for 800 years and the official, standardized Phoenician script used by kingdoms and states in Canaan by at least the 10th century B.C.E.Radiocarbon shows the jug dating from approx. 1020-980 BC.  King David reigned from about 1010-970 BC. The fact that the text was written in clay in large, clear letters before firing indicates it was the work of a trained scribe. This is another clue to the administrative reach of the early Judean monarchy. Khirbet Qeiyafa is adjacent to the Elah Valley where David killed Goliath. (Visited 223 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Real Feather Hair Extensions : Fantastic product, I’ve had them in about two months

first_imgI considered there would be a lot more as for every pic. But pretty good quality and pretty very.Attractive extensions, feathers have been thinner then i thought they ended up heading to be and my hair was to extended for them but they still appeared fantastic and i would purchase once more.Real Feather Hair Extensions – Mixed Naturals (10 Feathers)Salon grade, real rooster feather hair extensions from Whiting & Metz3, 5, or 10 loose feathers with colours EXACTLY as pictured for each packEach Piece 8.5-13 inches longIncludes 3, 5, or 10 mixed colour micro rings + Application loop (You will need your own household needle nosed pliers to crimp the rings)Application & Removal can be done at home in a matter of minutes, instructions includedStunning feathers actually please will buy once again, have advised.What a change 5 feathers make. I have newborn hair so extentions aren’t an choice but these feathers are no trouble.Purchased 10 much more for a far more funky appear.Gorgeous hippy dippy hair search. Costly but they past and seem fantastic. Feathers blend in with your curls and glance subtly hippy but stylish.Real Feather Hair Extensions – Mixed Naturals (10 Feathers) : Looks lovely and easy to apply. Would have been better if they was a little thicker but we’re seriously. Would have been far better if they was a minor thicker but we are really awesome had loads of compliments on them.Effortless to clamp in and take out with pliers. Best not to leave them in for additional than a few of months for the reason that the hair in the clamp can begin to get matted. My daughter loved them and they looked fab.Superb shipping and delivery truly impressed with good quality. Excellent shipping and delivery actually amazed with high quality.I’ve purchased the 2nd feathers quite a few moments. I dye, curl and straighten them. And generally get compliments about them :).Great merchandise, i have had them in about two months. Superb solution, i have experienced them in about two months now and i like then. Absolutely everyone enhances me on them.Just set the feathers in my hair and i enjoy them. They are a fantastic match in color. I’ve just put the feathers in my hair and i love them. They are a fantastic match in color and size for my shoulder-long blond hair :))) thank you so significantly.last_img read more

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Ohio farm couple wins American Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 99th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention brought big news for an Ohio farm couple.Greg and Rose Hartschuh of Sycamore were named winners of American Farm Bureau’s Excellence in Agriculture Award. They will receive a new Ford truck, courtesy of Country Financial, and will also receive paid registration to the AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference in Reno, Nevada, Feb. 16-19.“It was a really unique opportunity to compete and meet the other farmers from around the United States. It was definitely unexpected. We hoped that our Farm Bureau involvement and the things we have done in our community stood out in our applications. We were definitely pleasantly surprised to be named the winners,” Rose said. “Greg and I have been really active with Young Ag Professionals and we are starting to get to the end of the age group for that. It is nice to wrap up our involvement in YAP winning an award like this. Obviously we are still interested in remaining involved with the organization and are looking for other avenues to participate.”Rose is a seed adviser, contributes to the family farm and manages their additional family businesses. Greg farms full time, raising corn, soybeans and operating a dairy. The Hartschuhs partnered with two other farm families to revitalize a neglected farm property in Bucyrus, which now offers a farm market in one barn and an event venue in another. They also offer agricultural education activities on their farm.The Hartschuhs were instrumental in coordinating an effort in early 2017 that allowed Ohio farmers to convoy semis full of farm goods to Kansas ranches in need of assistance after devastating wildfires ravaged the area.“The caliber of competition was definitely high. The people that participated were really involved in the ag industry,” Rose said. “One of the things we really brought to the table was our amount of Farm Bureau involvement. Look for opportunities to get involved. The county Farm Bureau definitely is not going to turn you down as a volunteer. That can lead to other involvement opportunities as well. There is so much you can do through Farm Bureau and you can learn so much through those opportunities.”The Excellence in Agriculture Award recognizes young farmers and ranchers who do not derive the majority of their income from an agricultural operation, but who actively contribute and grow through their involvement in agriculture, their leadership ability and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations.last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, October 8, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The next two days will be mostly dry across the state. However, we could see quite a spread in weather conditions, based on where a stationary/warm front sets up on each day. Yesterday, the front was draped across the northern third of the state, and north of the front we stayed cloudy, foggy, and cooler while the southern two thirds of the state were warmer, drier and sunnier. That front may linger in northern Indiana today, but we should see stronger south flow developing too, which would allow for clearing. Generally, if we see sunshine, we will see temps take off. That is what we expect over the next two days.Significant rains show up Wednesday late afternoon and evening as the strong cold front sweeps through. We still have a concern about strong to severe weather and are projecting moderate to heavy rains. At this point we will keep rain totals at half to 1.5”.  Also, of note, this front will produce gusty winds, which will not be friendly to mature crops waiting to be harvested. The state will see 100% coverage on these rains. But, we are speeding the frontal passage up a bit, and look for all rains to be done by midday Thursday. The map shows system rain totals through midnight Wednesday night.Dry Thursday through early Friday. However, we see a minor wave of action tracking across the northern half of the corn belt for Friday midday and evening. This little wave tries to lift northeast as it slips across Ohio, meaning we likely see rains limited to only NW and North central Ohio. There we can see rain totals at .15” or less over the northern half  part of the state. The rest of Ohio sees nothing.The rest of the 10-day window dry with plenty of sunshine from next Saturday through the following Wednesday. In fact, we see that dryness go through the majority of the 11-16 day extended period too. There may be a slight bit of moisture at the end of the extended period, around the 23rd. Right now, it looks like a few hundredths to a tenth, mostly north. But things will change by the time we get there. Overall, though, that means once we get done with the rains at midweek this week, we should be able to see a fairly wide-open window for drying and eventually a return to harvest with no problems.Temps will be warm the next 3 days, continuing a well above normal streak for the open of the month of October. But, we go back closer to normal behind the front for the balance of the week and should stay normal to slightly below normal for the rest of the period, on through the 23rd.last_img read more

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GBA Editor Holladay to Speak at Westford XIV

first_imgFolks attending the invitation-only Fourteenth Annual Westford Symposium on Building Science – otherwise known as Westford XIV or, more colloquially, “Summer Camp” – reflexively dive deep into technical discussions of high-performance residential and commercial construction, design, and equipment. Attended by manufacturers, homebuilders, architects, engineers, academics, and scientists from the Department of Energy’s system of National Laboratories and Technology Centers, Summer Camp is all about enriching industry professionals’ working knowledge of building science, forging contacts, and having some fun in the process.This is, however, an unusually small group. The Summer Camp invitation list is limited to about 350 people, and being asked to participate as a symposium presenter or facilitator puts one in extremely select and highly regarded company. That is why is proud to report that one of our editors, Martin Holladay, is among the presenters at the upcoming camp, scheduled for August 2 through 4 in Westford, Massachusetts. Martin’s historical overview of energy-efficient residential design and construction is titled “The History of Superinsulated Houses in North America.” (The slides from Holladay’s presentation can be viewed by clicking here.)A well-spoken advocate for green buildingIf you’re among the many GBA readers who follow his weekly Musings of an Energy Nerd blog, you know that Martin draws on more than 35 years of building-industry experience in his analyses of the environmental, technical, and financial pros and cons of everything from ceiling fans and wood stoves to insulation systems, renewable-energy systems, HVAC appliances, building code, and all the other components and variables that affect the quality and cost of residential construction. Just as important, he presents his topics carefully and writes clearly, in terms easily absorbed by both consumers and the technically savvy.In a recent newsletter sent to Summer Camp invitees, “camp counselor” Joe Lsitburek, a principal at Building Science Corporation who also is a frequent contributor to GBA’s Building Science podcast series, points out that Martin “was there at the beginnings of the Superinsulation movement. His personal observations and participation are fascinating and need to be shared.”Suffice to say, he won’t disappoint.last_img read more

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Microsoft Earnings Surprise: Windows Soars, While Office Struggles

first_imgMaybe Windows 8 isn’t doing so badly after all.Overall, Microsoft profits fell 4% during the fourth calendar quarter, although revenue climbed. Revenue and profits within Microsoft’s Windows division jumped dramatically compared to a year ago, however.In total, Microsoft reported $6.4 billion in net income, in line with what analysts expected. Revenue increased 2.73% to $21.5 billion.Microsoft Beats Wall St. EstimatesAnalysts had expected the firm’s revenue to grow about 3% from the $20.9 billion the company posted in the same period last year to around $21.5 billion, according to analysts polled by Yahoo Finance. They also anticipated a 4% drop in profits, from 78 cents per share to 75 cents per share. “Our big, bold ambition to reimagine Windows as well as launch Surface and Windows Phone 8 has sparked growing enthusiasm with our customers and unprecedented opportunity and creativity with our partners and developers,” said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft, in a statement. “With new Windows devices, including Surface Pro, and the new Office on the horizon, we’ll continue to drive excitement for the Windows ecosystem and deliver our software through devices and services people love and businesses need.”Microsoft’s Windows division recorded the highest revenue of all of Microsoft’s business units, and nearly the highest profits as well.Microsoft said that in total, more than 60 million Windows 8 licenses had been sold, in keeping with what Tami Reller, Microsoft’s Windows marketing chief, had said earlier this month. Revenue from the Windows and Windows Live Division jumped by 24% versus a year ago, and profits climbed 14%. For the September quarter, the Windows and Windows Live Division produced $1.64 billion in profits on  $3.2 billion in revenue. At launch, Microsoft claimed that 16 million Windows 8 pre-release licenses had been installed; by the end of November, 40 million Windows 8 licenses had been installed. In January, Windows marketing chief Tami Reller said 60 million Windows 8 licenses had been installed. Office 365 Subscriptions Didn’t Pay OffMicrosoft made a bit bet on its Office 365 suite, pricing Office 365 at less than the standalone Office package and tempting its customers to switch to the subscription model. Surprisingly, that didn’t pay off. Revenue fell 10% to $5.7 billion, while profits fell 15%. Traditionally, Microsoft’s Business Division yields the most revenue among Microsoft’s business unit; for the September quarter, the unit reported $3.6 billion in profits on top of $5.5 billion in revenue.Microsoft’s Server & Tools business reported $2.1 billion in profits on top of $5.19 billion in revenue. For the September quarter, Server & Tools produced $1.7 billion in profits on $4.5 billion in revenue. Microsoft’s Online division lost less money than a year ago – $283 million, on higher revenue of $869 million. And Microsoft’s Entertainment Division, which houses the Xbox, recorded a larger $596 million profit on revenue of $3.7 billion.Microsoft had predicted a strong start to Windows 8. In October, Keith Lorizio, vice president of U.S. sales and marketing for Microsoft, predicted that 400 million users would be using Windows 8 by July 2013.Windows 8 Sales Could Quiet CriticsFor months, there have been signs that Microsoft’s Windows 8 software didn’t take off as quickly as, say, an Amazon Kindle or Apple iPad – signs that Microsoft’s revenue figures seem to disprove. A top executive at Internet retailer NewEgg, for example, had characterized the Windows 8 launch as “slow going.” Merle McIntosh, the senior vice president of product management of Newegg North America, said in November that he expected sales of Windows 8 to begin taking off during the second quarter of 2013. Julie Larson-Green, the head of Windows development, talked about how it could take weeks to transition to Windows 8. And Tami Reller, in charge of marketing strategy for Windows 8, began managing expectations for Windows 8 weeks ago by spinning it as a product that would require multiple selling seasons to get up to speed. Image source: Microsoft Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Tags:#Microsoft#Microsoft Office#Windows 8 Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… markhachmanlast_img read more

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Warriors owner on potential Cavs rematch: ‘We got unfinished business’

first_imgLOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo “We were the better team, but they did win,” Lacob described the 2016 finals.  “We need a chance to go in there and prove that.”Both squads have reinforced their lineups since last year’s match up, with Golden State landing perennial All-Star Kevin Durant. Cleveland, on the other hand, managed to bolster their chances for another title with key additions like Kyle Korver, Deron Williams and Derrick Williams. Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORIES:WATCH: Jalen Rose waves ‘walis tambo’ prior to Dubs’ sweep of SpursNBA: Pachulia’s family receives death threats after Leonard incidentADVERTISEMENT The two powerhouse teams have split their NBA finals match up for the past two years, and the spirited executive couldn’t hide his desire for a deciding grudge match.With his team already finals-bound, Lacob candidly proclaimed that he wants another piece of the defending champs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I don’t care who we play, but my preference is Cleveland,” he told The Undefeated’s Marc Spears after the Dubs completed the sweep of the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday. “We have some unfinished business.”Lacob even addressed last year’s gutting defeat and explained his team’s chances of one-upping their inter-conference rivals. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob. Jeff Chiu/Associated PressThe Cleveland Cavaliers are one win away from a third straight ticket to the NBA Finals, and Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob couldn’t be more thrilled.READ: Irving’s 42, LeBron’s 34 pushes Cavs past Celtics in Game 4ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gamescenter_img More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Filoil: Perpetual edges UE for 2nd win MOST READ LATEST STORIES ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Can you name the top single-season scorers in MLS?

first_imgA record that stood alone for 18 years before being tied twice in four seasons has now fallen. Atlanta United star Josef Martinez scored his 28th goal of 2018 last week, breaking the record of 27 goals that was initially set in 1996 and was held by three players up until Martinez hit past it. That got us thinking: Can you name the top 10 scoring seasons in MLS history? Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The list has 13 players on it, with three tied for 10th. The guy at the top of the charts has already been mentioned in the article, so we’ve given you a free pass on that one. We’ll give you hints on how many goals were scored and the year. All you have to do is get the name right.Think you’re up for it? Take our quiz below.last_img read more

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Chalk Talk: How the Cowboys Utilize the Quick Snap

first_imgThe Oklahoma State offense came alive in the second half in their 38-31 victory over Iowa State last Saturday. That was partly due to their success on first downs, and more specifically, their quick-snap first downs immediately following a conversion. The Cowboys have found success on said downs not only on the ground but also on downfield chunk plays. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at why this quick snap works and how the Cowboys run it so well.Watch the process here. In this example, the offense converts a third down on a run to the left:seq1Rudolph immediately looks to the sideline for the next play and then signals it to his players:seq2And they quickly align in their new formation and run the play:seq3Here’s another example of their quick snap success, but this time in the red zone. The Cowboys convert a third down and get inside the five for a first-and-goal:bseq1Rudolph, who gets the signal from the sideline, quickly communicates with his players and gets in his stance:bseq2And he gets the ball snapped as quickly as possible:bseq3The Cowboys’ success on quick-snap first downs is, on average, much higher than that on their drive-opening first downs. This is because they can fully maximize the effect of their tempo on their quick-snap first downs. In these situations, Rudolph can get the signal while the chains are moving and the ball can be snapped immediately after it is set. 2.6 yards (1.7 R, 4.5 P)10.8 yards (5.8 R, 15.2 P) Drive-Opening 1st Down AVG(Run, Pass)Other 1st Down AVG (Run, Pass)center_img The difference is jarring, but it’s not only because of the tempo. One thing that offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich has done well since he’s been here is utilize the quick snap. Initially, he just used it alongside his trick plays, where he would have the offense run a base play and then quickly align after it ended to run the gadget. But as the Cowboy offense has regained its reputation as a “tempo offense,” Yurcich has put together a package of weekly plays that he uses on first down to catch the defense off-guard.He likes to call RPOs (run-pass options) off the quick snap to give Rudolph the option to hand the ball off or take a shot deep. This week, they used a base handoff with route attachments on both the twin and single-receiver side.qs_rpoLast week, they used RPOs to take shots downfield, like this example to Jalen McCleskey:seam_throwOftentimes, the defense is not in position, and that makes Rudolph’s read much clearer, leading to plays like that.They also have “shot” plays that they’ll use off the quick snap, like this verticals concept that they used a handful of times on Saturday:stack_vertsFinally, they will often use their new plays off the quick snap, like this touchdown pass to James Washington on an out-n-up route. The actual play concept was a mesh/inside cross with the inside receivers, but the corner (who was out of position in the first place) bit on the route and Rudolph made the right decision to throw to Washington for an easy touchdown.outnupThe quick snap has now become an integral part of the Cowboy offense, and it serves as an outlet for both their base plays and their newer, more creative ones. Keep an eye out for what they do off their bye week at Kansas with the aid of extra preparation.What’s your favorite/least favorite thing about OSU’s offense? Leave your message below in the comments!If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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No FIFA action on Neymar bonus

first_imgBarcelona FIFA closes Neymar’s Barcelona bonus case Dom Farrell 22:59 2/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Neymar - cropped AFP Barcelona PSG Ligue 1 Primera División UEFA Champions League Neymar The Brazilian has claimed that he is owed a €30m bonus payment from the Catalan giants, but the governing body has stepped away from the case Barcelona will face no action from FIFA in relation to an unpaid bonus to Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar.The Brazil forward completed a world-record €222 million move from Barca to PSG in August after the Ligue 1 giants sensationally met his release clause.Neymar claims he is still entitled to a €30m renewal bonus after signing a contract extension at Camp Nou until 2021, although Barca maintain that terms of that agreement were breached when the 26-year-old joined PSG. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player FIFA has confirmed they will step away from the dispute after legal action was taken elsewhere over the same complaint.A statement released by world football’s governing body read: “After having been made aware that, apparently, the same matter had been submitted in parallel before different jurisdictions by the same party, the FIFA administration informed the parties to the dispute that based on the long-standing and well-established jurisprudence of FIFA’s deciding bodies, it did not seem to be in a position to continue with the investigation of the affair.”The proceedings were therefore closed for formal reasons.”Neymar has impressed at PSG this season, scoring 28 goals in 29 appearances for Unai Emery’s side.last_img read more

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Jasprit Bumrah scary for opposition batsmen, would not want to face him: Virat Kohli

first_img Rajarshi Gupta MelbourneDecember 30, 2018UPDATED: December 30, 2018 12:51 IST Jasprit Bumrah is the leading wicket-taker in the series with 20 wickets in three Tests so far (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKohli praised Bumrah for his attitude after the pacer’s 9-wicket haul helped India win the Boxing Day TestKohli said Bumrah always thinks of wickets when he looks at any pitchBumrah was named man-of-the-match for his sterling performance at the MCGVirat Kohli lauded Jasprit Bumrah after his star pacer won the man-of-the-match award with his nine-wicket haul in the Boxing Day Test which India won by 137 runs.Bumrah picked six wickets in the first innings and three in the second as India demolished Australia to win their first ever Boxing Day Test Down Under on Sunday.Kohli said Bumrah would is now a scary proposition for opposition batsmen and he wouldn’t want to face him.Bumrah picked up 9 for 86 in the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to record the best haul by an Indian pacer in Australia.”I think the fact that he was showing amazing levels of fitness and energy in white-ball cricket, hence, he was so good because he was not giving runs with the new ball, he was getting wickets and then he would come back in the death overs and not one loose delivery.”He was training like he wanted to play Test cricket. The mindset he has is what separates him from anyone else in the world. He looks at a pitch and he doesn’t think it’s a hard toil. He thinks wickets, he thinks ‘how can I make a breakthrough?’. Your mindset separates you from the rest.”The way he has matured in Test cricket and the areas he is bowling so soon, so quickly in his Test career is a very scary sign for all the batsmen around the world. I wouldn’t want to face Jasprit Bumrah to be honest, because once he’s on a roll he can really crank it up,” Kohli said at the press conference on Sunday.advertisementThe Indian skipper is full of praise for star quick Jasprit Bumrah! #AUSvIND (@cricketcomau) December 30, 2018Bumrah has 20 wickets from three Tests in the ongoing series and has clearly been the standout bowler so far. He finished his first year in Test cricket with 49 wickets across South Africa, England and Australia.Bumrah also recorded five-wicket hauls in South Africa, England and Australia – becoming the first Asian pacer to do that in the same calendar year. He credited the Indian domestic circuit for helping him become the bowler he is today.Kohli, who was criticised for some of his decisions as captain, said he did not read opinions of other people but strived to do what was best for the team.Allan Border had been surprised with India’s decision to not enforce the follow-on after taking a 292-run lead in the first innings. Many others felt rain over the weekend could hamper India’s chances of sealing a historic win.”It’s a good thing I don’t read any comments or opinions (on not enforcing the follow on). I wanted us to bat more, and add some more runs, because batting would be difficult on day four and five.”We knew that it would be tough for Australia, but credit to our bowlers, especially Jasprit (Bumrah). The three fast bowlers have broken the record for most wickets by pacers in a calendar year for a team, which is brilliant. I certainly feel proud as a captain when they bowl in partnerships. No one is looking to out-bowl each other,” Kohli said.Virat Kohli is obsessed #AUSvIND (@cricketcomau) December 30, 2018Relief was writ large on Kohli’s face after India wrapped up victory on the final day. The entire first session was washed out due to rain but India did not take long to secure a well-deserved win.Kohli also lauded opener Hanuma Vihari for his gutsy performance. After KL Rahul and Murali Vijay flopped in Adelaide and Perth, India decided to open with debutant Mayank Agarwal and Hanuma Vihari.While Agarwal scored 75 and 42, Vihari did not get many runs but impressed his captain with a resolute and stubborn show in the first innings which Kohli admitted made it easier for him and Pujara to stitch up a strong partnership”Our first-class cricket is amazing, which is why we won. Credit must go to first-class set-up in India, which challenges our fast bowlers in India, and that helps them abroad.”Agarwal showed great character on Boxing Day. And Pujara has always been composed, so we just wanted a big partnership. And the fact that Vihari batted so long in the first innings, it allowed us to bat more confidently. And Rohit’s 60-odd as well,” the 30-year-old skipper said.Also Read | We are not going to stop, ready for Sydney: Virat Kohli after historic Boxing Day Test winAlso Read | Tim Paine cries foul after Australia lose: We served India pitches that suit themAlso Read | Boxing Day Test: Virat Kohli shares dressing room photos after crushing AustraliaadvertisementFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow India beat AustraliaFollow Virat KohliFollow Jasprit BumrahFollow India win Boxing Day Test Jasprit Bumrah scary for opposition batsmen, would not want to face him: Virat KohliIndia vs Australia: Virat Kohli said Jasprit Bumrah always thinks wickets when he looks at any pitch. Bumrah was named man-of-the-match for his 9-wicket haul in the Boxing Day Test vs Australia.advertisementlast_img read more

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JP Duminy to retire from ODIs after 2019 ICC World Cup

first_imgJP Duminy to retire from ODIs after 2019 ICC World CupJP Duminy announced that he will retire from one-day internationals after the 2019 ICC World Cup but added that he will be available for T20Isadvertisement India Today Web Desk Cape TownMarch 15, 2019UPDATED: March 15, 2019 17:24 IST JP Duminy said the 2019 ICC World Cup will be his last time playing for South Africa in ODIs (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJP Duminy said he will retire from ODI after the 2019 ICC World CupDuminy will play his last ODI in South Africa vs Sri Lanka on SaturdayDuminy had earlier called time on his Test career back in September 2017JP Duminy announced that he will retire from one-day internationals after the 2019 ICC World Cup to be later this year in England and Wales. Duminy though clarified, that his retirement is only from ODIs and that he will continue to be available for selection in Twety20 Internationals for South Africa.JP Duminy had earlier called time on his Test as well as first-class career back in September 2017, having represented the Proteas in 46 Test matches.”The last few months on the sidelines have given me an opportunity to re-assess my career going forward and to plot some goals I’d like to achieve in the future,” JP Duminy said, announcing his retirement.”While a decision like this is never easy, I also feel that it is the right time for me to pass on the baton. I will still be available to play international and domestic T20 cricket, but would also like to invest more time towards my growing family, who are my number one priority. I have been privileged to live out my dream playing a sport I love, and I am forever grateful for the support I have received from my teammates, coaches, family, friends and fans throughout the years,” JP Duminy added.”I will still be available to play international and domestic T20 cricket, but would also like to invest more time towards my growing family, who are my number one priority.” – @jpduminy21 #ProteaFire #ThankYouJP Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) March 15, 2019″I have been privileged to live out my dream playing a sport I love, and I am forever grateful for the support I have received from my team mates, coaches, family, friends and fans throughout the years. – @jpduminy21 Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) March 15, 2019JP Duminy will play his last ODI in South Africa at Newlands when they take on Sri Lanka in the fifth ODI on Saturday. South Africa lead the series 4-0.Ahead of that match, Duminy has represented South Africa in 193 ODIs and scored 5047 runs, at an average of 37.39, Duminy has also taken a total of 68 ODI wickets.Duminy will be making his third appearance at a 50-over ICC World Cup, after the 2011 edition in India-Bangladesh-Sri Lanka and the 2015 edition in Australia-New Zealand.The 2019 World Cup will be Duminy’s third appearance in the tournament, having featured for South Africa in 2011 in the subcontinent and in 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.Also Read | Sreesanth life ban revoked, Supreme Court asks BCCI to revisit quantum of punishmentAlso Read | Never underestimate importance of MS Dhoni: Michael ClarkeFor 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 Tags :Follow JP DuminyFollow ODIFollow retirementFollow 2019 ICC World Cuplast_img read more

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Target Collective Brings Stylish Menswear and Accessories to You

first_img1. Locally Grown Badge T 2. Taylor Stitch Stripe Shirt 3. Duluth Pack Scout Bag 4. Billykirk Carryall Bag 5. Billykirk Belt Finding stylish menswear and accessories is going to be as easy as heading to your local Target. That’s because the Minneapolis-based retailer is launching Target Collective, their first collaboration targeted specifically at men that features, according to the retailer, “impeccably-crafted, U.S.A.-made goods including hand-tooled leather belts, durable canvas bags, graphic tees and irreverent stationery from partners Billykirk, Owen & Fred, Taylor Stitch, Duluth Pack, Locally Grown and Terrapin Stationers.”“What excites me about this program is that we’ve curated brands we think our guests will love, and that we’ve worked with each brand to co-create products specifically with our guests in mind,” said Kathee Tesija, chief merchandising and supply chain officer, Target. “By exploring innovative partnerships like Target Collective, we’re bringing newness to our assortment and offering our guests easy access to stylish, well-crafted, quality products they’ll find only at Target.”That sounds exactly up The Manual’s alley. Prices in the partnership range from $10 to $270, with most items going for less than $100. In the market for a new backpack, weekender back or dopp kit? Duluth has the Pack Scout Bag, Billykirk made a useful messenger bag, carryall bag and a dopp kit. If clothes are what you’re after, go for the nicely crafted Taylor Stitch striped shirt and chambray or chino pants. If grooming accessories are what you’re after, look into getting Owen & Fred’s shave kit or soap. And if you’re in need of a good t-shirt, check out Locally Grown’s offerings.Target Collective makes it easy to find the brands that we at The Manual love to bring to you, so hurry up and get to your local Target before everything sells out. We can’t wait to go there and grab a Billykirk messenger bag.For more information, visit Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men Editors’ Recommendations The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men center_img What to Wear for Labor Day and the Unofficial End of Summer You Definitely Need a Shirt Jacket for Fall 5 Canadian Lifestyle Brands You Need to Know last_img read more

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New Board Member Appointed

first_imgNeil Black of Sherbrooke, Guysborough Co., will join Tourism Nova Scotia’s board of directors. His appointment was announced today, Oct. 22, by Geoff MacLellan, Minister responsible for Tourism Nova Scotia. “Mr. Black has considerable marketing, finance and management experience and will be a great addition to Tourism Nova Scotia’s board,” said Mr. MacLellan. “I want to thank him for his interest in growing Nova Scotia’s tourism industry and welcome him to the team.” Mr. Black is a retired financial consultant and real estate broker. In addition to operating his own mortgage brokerage, he has held management positions at Nova Scotia Savings and Loans Company, The Bank of Montreal, American Manor Corporation and Century 21. Mr. Black has also held positions on numerous volunteer boards and committees. “It is an exciting and important time for Tourism Nova Scotia,” said board chair Irene d’Entremont. “Neil’s expertise and insights will be valuable as we continue to execute our strategy to grow export tourism revenues and lead the industry toward the goal of $4 billion in annual tourism revenue by 2024.” Tourism Nova Scotia’s skills-based board is made up of business leaders from across Nova Scotia. Directors are appointed to the board based on a nomination process. Mr. Black’s appointment brings the board to full complement.last_img read more

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How she bridged gap between Delhi Ggn

first_imgGurugram: On the wet Sunday afternoon when the former and longest-serving Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was cremated, it was not only residents of Delhi who were left teary-eyed but also the Gurgaon residents. It was not only Delhi that has expressed gratefulness to Sheila but also Gurgaon which is now Gurugram.Realising that Gurgaon was a developing city where a large number of Delhiites were going for job opportunities, it was under her leadership that the number of DTC buses were increased and that still continue to transport a large number of residents. Till date, there are three major routes on which the DTC buses ply between Gurugram and Delhi. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThese routes include Anand Vihar, Badarpur, Karol Bagh and continue to ferry over lakhs of travellers on a daily basis. Moreover, she also made sure that not only connectivity was not enhanced by increasing the frequency of buses but she also made sure that the Delhi Metro was extended to Gurugram in the form of Yellow line. B etter coordination between Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Sheila Dikshit with the team of DMRC officials ensured that the phase of Yellow Line metro was completed in time. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsIn October 2010, Delhi Metro was introduced in Gurgaon that solved a major hurdle of transportation for the travellers of Gurgaon and Delhi. Credited for improving the road infrastructure of Delhi, it was also under her watch that road connectivity between Delhi and Gurgaon improved to world-class levels. Not only was the Delhi-Jaipur expressway popularly known as National Highway-8 was widened but she also made sure that the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, most of which was under her department, was improved. Like a true leader, she realised that as Delhi expand, the connectivity towards its suburbs needed to be improved. Though not a frequent visitor to Gurgaon, she was a popular face especially among the urban electorate for her works in the national capital at her zenith. She attended various rallies in the city and was instrumental in making Congress a strong force in not only Gurgaon but also in Haryana.last_img read more

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Enbridge lowballing pipeline cost leaked shadow CIA emails

first_img(Video above of APTN story on leaked Stratfor emails discussing Canada and the U.S.)Check out previous APTN National News partnership with WikiLeaksBy Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsEnbridge is likely lowballing the Northern Gateway pipeline’s projected $5.5 billion price tag which could triple in cost by the time it’s completed and see the Chinese end up financing most of it, according to internal emails written by senior analysts with a private international intelligence firm known as the “shadow CIA.”The internal emails, from Texas-based intelligence firm Stratfor, were obtained by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks. APTN National News gained access to the emails through an investigative partnership organized by WikiLeaks.WikiLeaks began publishing the first of the nearly 5 million emails on Feb. 27. The emails range from 2004 to December 2011.Stratfor has a global client list that includes major corporations and U.S. agencies, along with the RCMP and Canadian government departments like Foreign Affairs and Natural Resources Canada.The emails show Stratfor officials have been monitoring the opposition to the tar sands and the proposed Enbridge pipeline to ship Alberta bitumen to the British Columbia coast. Stratfor analysts, however, questioned Enbridge’s stated price-tag for its controversial Northern Gateway Pipeline which seemed low for a project that would cross the Canadian Rockies.Peter Zeihan, Stratfor’s vice-president of analysis, said he expected the price tag triple and that Chinese state-owned Sinopec, which is part of the project, would likely pick up most of the bill.“While technically possible, going over the Canadian Rockies would be a technical challenge to say the least. I’m guess that the price tag on this would easily go above $15b (sic),” writes Zeihan, in the Jan. 21, 2011 email. “There’s a very good reason why all the crude goes south on flat land to the Midwest. So not impossible, but China would have to pony up for all of that itself.”The comments emerged during a discussion on a news story on China’s decision to help finance the pipeline project, which is heavily opposed by many First Nations communities and environmental groups.An Enbridge spokesman, however, said the company stands by its projected cost for the project.“It is a figure we use that we expect is going to be the cost to construct the pipeline,” said Todd Nogier, spokesperson for Enbridge. “Our funding partners, participants and Enbridge have financial arrangements. Whatever cost escalations that might occur, that is not something we are dealing with at the moment.”The Stratfor emails also reveal that one of the intelligence firm’s analysts used his younger brother, a Canadian trade official currently in Japan, as a source on the Enbridge pipeline.Mark Schroeder, Stratfor’s Africa analyst, contacted his brother, Alan Schroeder, who, according to his LinkedIn account, is a trade official with the Canadian embassy in Tokyo, to get information.Mark Schroeder asked Alan Schroeder what he knew about the Enbridge pipeline and the port in Prince Rupert, B.C., which Stratfor analysts speculated could be the end point for the Enbridge pipeline.“We had a little talk this morning at work about the infrastructure plans for Prince Rupert,” wrote Schroeder, on Jan. 21, 2011. “Have you heard any more talk on plans for expanding infrastructure there? Some folks are real interested (stuff like what port changes they have in mind in addition to new pipelines that are possible).”Alan Schroeder, using a Gmail account, responded by saying he didn’t know too much about the Enbridge pipeline because it was a new project, but speculated it could be ready by 2016.“Enbridge is the entity that is working on it. There is quite a bit of interest and Sinopec has committed $100 million to the project. There is still a lot of preparatory work that needs to get done, and perhaps that’s why I’m not very familiar with the project…If everything runs smoothly it could be operational by the end of 2016,” he wrote.Mark Schroeder then copied and pasted his brother’s answer into an email to Strafor’s analysts and identified him as a “Stratfor Canadian source,” code number CA012, with a reliability rate of “four.”Nogier said Enbridge has looked at Prince Rupert as potential end point for the project, but the company concluded that Kitimat, B.C., was the safest option for the pipeline’s end [email protected]last_img read more

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Bangladesh opposition head under virtual house arrest

first_imgDhaka- Bangladesh’s opposition accused authorities of placing their leader under virtual house arrest Thursday as tens of thousands of troops were deployed across the country ahead of elections next month.Amid growing violence in the build-up to the January 5 general election, the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) said police were barring anyone from visiting their leader Khaleda Zia at her home in Dhaka.The move comes after Zia, a two-time former premier and arch rival of current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, called for supporters to stage a mass march on the capital this Sunday aimed at scuppering the polls. The BNP is one of 21 opposition parties which are boycotting the elections over Hasina’s refusal to stand aside and allow a neutral caretaker government to organise the contest.The country’s largest Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, has also been banned from taking part.“Since yesterday she has been under virtual house arrest,” BNP vice-president Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury told AFP.“Police are not allowing anyone, including party leaders and activists, to meet her. It is part of a government move to foil the December 29 march for democracy.”Deputy commissioner of Dhaka police Lutful Kabir confirmed that extra officers had been deployed outside Zia’s home in the upmarket Gulshan neighbourhood but said the move was designed to “enhance her security”.Police confirmed two senior BNP members, including a current lawmaker, were detained outside Zia’s home on Wednesday night but denied the arrests were made because they wanted to meet her.With Hasina and her Awami League party determined the election goes ahead, troops are being sent to nearly every corner of the country at the end of what has been an unprecedented year for political violence.A total of 269 people have been killed since January, either in protests at the elections or by Islamists who have seen several of their leaders sentenced to death from crimes dating back to the 1971 independence war.The authorities are expecting Sunday’s rally to further inflame tensions with Zia having made clear its purpose is to force a last-minute cancellation of the polls.“This march is to say ‘no’ to these farcical elections and to say ‘yes’ to democracy,” she said in a speech on Tuesday.Troop deploymentsThe troop deployments are expected to infuriate the BNP which has accused the government of trying to set the army up against normal civilians.Election Commission spokesman S.M. Asaduzzaman said that troops would be deployed in at least 59 of the country’s 64 districts.“They’ll be used as a striking force if there is any violence and they will patrol important areas, streets and highways,” he told AFP.While a small number of soldiers had begun taking up positions earlier this week, military spokesman Muhammad Reza-ul Karim said the mass deployment began Thursday and will continue until January 9.“The troops have been deployed at the request of the Election Commission… in an effort to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections,” Karim said in a statement.The soldiers would initially be deployed to the main towns and cities in the districts before then moving into more rural areas.He did not say how many troops were being deployed but local media put the number at around 50,000.The boycotts have highlighted the growing political polarisation in the country of 153 million.While Bangladesh has had a deeply troubled history since independence, with nearly two dozen coups, this year has been the bloodiest since it broke free from its former rulers in Islamabad 42 years ago.A constable was burned to death in a petrol bomb attack on a police vehicle Tuesday night while two more people succumbed to their burn injuries Wednesday.Much of the violence has been blamed on supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami, one of whose leaders was hanged earlier this month for war crimes.Three rounds of UN-brokered talks between the government and opposition have failed to resolve the dispute between the Awami League and the BNP whose leaders despise each other.The United States, European Union and the Commonwealth countries have announced they will not send observers to the election, seriously denting its credibility.Strikes and blockades have crippled the economy, affecting millions of poor farmers and the urban middle class in what is the world’s eighth most populous country and one of the poorest in Asia.The strikes have done further damage to an economy already reeling from the impact on the crucial garment sector from a factory collapse in April which sparked widespread industrial unrest.last_img read more

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Ronaldo voted best player in Europe

Rabat- Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA’s best player in Europe.The 29-year-old, who finished last season as both Champions League winner and top scorer with a staggering 17 goals in 11 European games including a goal in the final game against Atlético Madrid, has been voted Europe’s best ahead of Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.

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Barclays bank 2Q earns down 19 as income stagnates

London-based Barclays bank says second-quarter earnings fell 19% as income stagnated and it set aside more money to cover bad loans.Net income dropped to 1.03 billion pounds ($1.25 billion) from 1.28 billion in the same period last year. Income was largely flat at 5.54 billion pounds. Credit impairment charges and other provisions rose 70% to 480 million pounds.The trans-Atlantic bank also warned about continuing uncertainties related to Britain’s departure from the European Union.Barclays described Brexit as “one of the most significant economic events for the UK,” adding that “its effects are subject to unprecedented levels of uncertainty of outcomes, with the full range of possible effects unknown.”The bank declined to predict the “unknowable factors or all possible future implications” of Brexit.The Associated Press read more

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UN environment chief says green plan central to African development

Klaus Töepfer, the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), hailed the gathering, officially called the Partners’ Conference on the Implementation of the Action Plan for the Environment Initiative of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). “Today’s meeting shows that [the international community] remains determined to help Africans place their countries on a path of development and prosperity,” he said.He stressed that the NEPAD environment plan would “help African countries address the continent’s environmental challenges, while encouraging sustainable development in one of the poorest regions in the world.”This effort, he added, will also contribute to the success of the Millennium Development Goals, a set of time-specific, measurable targets – including the halving of extreme poverty by 2015 and stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS – agreed to by the world’s countries in 2000. read more

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USDA to buy wild blueberries amid price drop

USDA to buy wild blueberries amid price drop PORTLAND, Maine – The U.S. Department of Agriculture will buy up to 30 million pounds of wild blueberries to help stabilize prices and supply in one of Maine’s signatures industries.The members of Maine’s congressional delegation told The Associated Press on Thursday that the agency will pay up to $13 million for the wild blueberries.The bailout could help spell the end of low prices to consumers on wild blueberries, which are harvested commercially in Maine and Canada.They differ from the fatter cultivated blueberries in that they are smaller, have a more intense taste and are richer in antioxidants. Maine is by far the biggest wild blueberry producing state in the country, and it also produces about a quarter of North America’s total blueberries, according to the University of Illinois’s website.The USDA didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The purchase comes after the state’s legislative delegation asked for it in a letter to the federal agency in which they said prices of frozen wild blueberries have fallen by as much as half in the last five years. The legislators asked the agency to buy the berries for its domestic food-assistance programs.Frozen wild blueberries slid from 90 cents per pound in 2011 to 60 cents per pound in 2014 and continue to drop, the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine has said. The commission has also said two back-to-back years of big crops have created a backlog of wild blueberries.Nancy McBrady, executive director of the blueberry commission, said the low value of the Canadian dollar also has hurt Maine’s growers. She said Canadian growers, which are centred in the Maritime Provinces, are at a “tremendous competitive advantage” when selling in the U.S. and internationally because of the stronger U.S. dollar.“And the competition from cultivated blueberries is omnipresent,” she said. “The prices of wild blueberries have dropped, so our farmers are earning less for our blueberries.”In Maine, wild blueberries are mostly harvested in the blueberry barrens of the state’s rural Downeast region. The state has some 44,000 acres of wild blueberries and it relies on the berries for about $250 million per year in economic value, officials have said.Rep. Chellie Pingree said the purchase will help the blueberry industry as well as food assistance programs in need of a healthy fruit product.“It makes a lot of sense for the federal government to make this purchase to help ease the surplus of frozen blueberries and at the same time supply food assistance programs with a very healthy, high quality food,” she said. by Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press Posted Apr 14, 2016 1:09 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Opinion Why the US womens soccer team could and should win the

June 30, 2015 – Montreal, Canada – Players of the United States celebrate scoring during the semifinal between Germany and the United States at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The United States beat Germany 2-0 and moves on to the Final. Credit: Courtesy of TNS.Long gone are the days of Brandi Chastain ripping off her jersey to show the whole world what a woman’s sports bra really looks like during the ever-so-exciting 1999 Women’s World Cup final.As 11 players took the field on July 10, 1999 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., thousands of young girls, and boys, wore their favorite number nine jersey, representing none other than soccer legend Mia Hamm. Fans from across the country packed 90,000 strong into the large stadium to cheer on the USWNT as they faced off against China. Hamm and Chastain would both score in penalty kicks, with Chastain’s sealing the deal, and doing so would go down in soccer and sporting history and earn them the name “The 99ers.”While the 99ers are the last American team to have won the World Cup, that doesn’t mean they were a better team. In the mid to late 1990s, women’s soccer wasn’t an up-and-coming American pastime. However, in 1999, Americans — most for the first time — gathered to watch the U.S. team in the World Cup final. The biggest and most-watched moment came right as Chastain’s final penalty kick reached the back of the net, and dozens of cameras focused on her as she ripped off her jersey and exposed her black sports bra. What was known as the greatest female soccer match to date has silently faded into the past.Today the names Hamm and Chastain might not even register to the newer or younger fans and the once most popular number nine jersey features a new name on the back, along with nearly all the other numbers (excluding captain Christie Rampone, who is the only remaining 99er on the team).Today U.S. women’s soccer has a new face; or shall I say faces.If one were to attend a USWNT soccer match today, they would see a sea of the numbers: 20, 13 and 1. All-time international goal scoring forward Abby Wambach wears the powerful number 20 jersey. Superstar and young-faced Alex Morgan wears number 13. Fierce and controversial Hope Solo wears the top goalkeeper number 1 jersey. Although the vast majority of fans choose these three numbers, the beauty about this modern team is that every number on the field is echoed on the backs of dozens, if not hundreds, of fans in the stands.You see, this team isn’t just built on one or two stars. This team has the power of 23 behind it. 23 players make up this 2015 World Cup team and 23 players will go down in history if they can complete the job.All 11 players on the field and the 12 sitting on the bench are known by nearly every spectator, and every player has her own fan base cheering them on. One doesn’t just get fans because of her looks or social media posts, although it certainly does help. These women can really play the game of soccer. This 2015 team doesn’t have 11 starters, it has have 23 of them. While some players certainly get more time on the pitch than others, the success of this team has come from the ability of any individual player to be switched in and out and for the team to still succeed, and succeeded it has.This team has come a long way in just a few short weeks. After being placed in the tough Group D, otherwise known as the “group of death,” the U.S. team pulled in seven points after two wins and a draw to secure the top spot in its group and a high-placed seed in the elimination rounds. And after giving up only one goal in the first group round game against Australia, Solo and the outstanding U.S. defense has had a total of five straight shutout matches. Their latest came from Tuesday night’s matchup against top-ranked Germany, when the U.S. scored two goals in the second half to secure a spot in its fourth Women’s World Cup final.Hope Solo, goalkeeper of the United States, reacts during the World Cup Group D match against Sweden at Winnipeg Stadium in Winnipeg, Canada, on Friday, June 12, 2015. Credit: Courtesy of TNS.A common phrase said about this team is that “you don’t want to play the U.S. team after a loss,” and this team is still playing after a devastating loss.In 2011, the last World Cup, the U.S. team lost to Japan in the finals during penalty kicks. Irony? I think not. The devastating loss still echos in each game since then, and the players are not quick to forget it. Although they won the 2012 Olympics, the last four years have brought nothing but hardships for this team, despite a winning record. The departure of two coaches, injuries of key players and the neverending controversial struggle with Solo off the field.Despite all of that, though, this team is the stronger team. It has three of the top forwards with Wambach, Morgan and Sydney Leroux. It has veteran captain Rampone who already knows what it takes to win a World Cup. It has the best defense in the tournament led by newcomer and rising star defender Julie Johnston, who has played every minute of the six tournament games. It has power and speed in the midfield with Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd and Lauren Holliday. Not to mention it has Hope — Solo that is — who is widely regarded as the best female goalkeeper in the world to ever play.Could history repeat itself if Japan advances against England Wednesday night, or can the U.S. learn from its mistakes and make history as the only women’s team to wear three stars over its team crest representing three World Cup championships? While the 15ers may not be the new nickname, this team deserves to go down in history, despite a gold or not. It’s been 16 years since the American team has stood on top the podium with the golden trophy above their heads. Sixteen years without the title of “World Champions.”“World” or not, this team is about as champion as they get, and this team has given America something to cheer about again in women’s sports. read more

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Teenager died of meningitis after tweeting Lol Did not expect to be rushed

first_imgA teenager who died of meningitis was discharged from hospital despite her mother showing doctors a school letter warning about the disease, an inquest heard.Isabel Gentry, 16, was released by medics and told her mother ‘”I can’t believe they’re sending me home, I feel so ill,” the hearing was told.Earlier she posted on Twitter: “Lol I knew something was up. Did not expect I’d be rushed to hospital in an ambulance, how peak.”Her frantic mother had shown hospital staff a letter they were sent from her college warning about meningitis but were told it was “just a virus”, an inquest heard.She was sent home until her condition deteriorated so badly that she was unable to communicate, an inquest heard.Izzy had been studying for her AS exams when she began complaining of a bad headache, vomiting and fainting. 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. But after being seen at the Bristol Royal Infirmary she was sent home in the early hours of the morning – only to be readmitted 24 hours later when she got worse.The teenager died in the intensive care unit on May 20, 2016, after an MRI scan showed irrecoverable brain swelling had caused brain stem death.Her mother, Claire Booty, told the inquest the family had raised concerns about meningitis with a call operator, paramedics and doctors.She said: “Given the symptoms were flu-like, I was given no guidance about what to look out for if her condition deteriorated. Izzy wasn’t given a chance.” Her mother told the inquest: “When I got home about 6pm she was complaining of a headache and took paracetamol about 7pm.”Her symptoms became worse, and during the evening my husband rang and we discussed it.”I rang 111 to seek further advice. In particular my husband and I discussed meningitis and the letter.”She looked for a rash on the teenage girl’s body, but told the inquest that the two male paramedics who attended were reluctant to examine her.Paramedics Gary White and Christian Chambers, of South West Ambulance Service, took the teenager to hospital in an ambulance.Mrs Booty said that the pair appeared “understandably reluctant” to examine Izzy as she was a teenage girl.Mrs Booty said: “They seemed fixated about an upset stomach, but this wasn’t one of the symptoms she was complaining of and this wasn’t one of the symptoms we had raised when we called 111.” Izzy's last tweet Izzy’s last tweetCredit:Twitter After being admitted at 1am, Isabel was seen by a doctor who sent her home after five hours – although she could hardly walk to her mother’s car.Mrs Booty told the inquest: “I was concerned that the examination was not particularly thorough and that the doctor was distracted.”The school letter we had seemed to make no difference to the risk assessment which was undertaken.”Nurses reassured the pair that “it was just a virus” and she would recover in a couple of days, the inquest was told.Isabel struggled to walk to the car and said: “I can’t believe they’re sending me home Mum, I feel so ill.” They seemed fixated about an upset stomach, but this wasn’t one of the symptoms she was complaining of and this wasn’t one of the symptoms we had raised when we called 111Izzy’s mother Izzy fell ill while studying for her exams, the inquest in Flax Bourton, Bristol, was told. Tributes quickly flooded in for the popular teenager with dozens describing her as a “gorgeous” and “bubbly” young woman who had an “amazing energy”.The inquest in to her death is scheduled to last for five days and presided over by senior coroner, Maria Voisin. The following day Mrs Booty phoned her GP surgery at 5.10pm but was told it was too late for a home visit that day.Due to Izzy’s worsening condition Mrs Booty called for an ambulance at 5.30pm.Ambulance staff arrived, by which time the teenager was unable to communicate and her limbs were “thrashing and flailing”.Within half an hour of arriving at A&E, Mrs Booty was told it was likely her daughter had meningitis, and she was taken to the intensive care unit.But the following day her condition worsened and an MRI scan showed irreparable brain swelling had occurred and brain stem death had taken place.Her death was recorded at 7.30pm on May 20, two days after Isabel had posted on Twitter: “Lol I knew something was up. Did not expect I’d be rushed to hospital in an ambulance, how peak.”Paramedic Pippa Bishop told the inquest she had been unable to pre-alert the hospital as she had to restrain Isabel on the stretcher.Senior coroner for Avon, Maria Voisin, said: “Would it have been preferable to pre-alert before leaving the scene?”Ms Bishop said: “With hindsight it would have been.”The inquest heard that the cause of death was “most likely meningococcal meningitis”.University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said in a rapid review after Izzy’s death that the assessment and treatment were “appropriate” as initial symptoms were “not typical of meningitis”.Izzy’s mother told the inquest she had told paramedics, nurses and the doctor that a fellow pupil alt St Brendan’s Sixth Form College had recently been diagnosed with meningitis and that the school had issued a warning letter to parents.last_img read more

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Your crash course in Why a crackdown on black money has left

first_img Share7 Tweet Email “The Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes hoarded by anti-national and anti-social elements will become just worthless pieces of paper.”Ordinary citizensHowever, it is not just India’s criminals that like to deal in cash. The country has a largely cash economy with an overwhelming majority of transactions being completed through physical tender.Law-abiding citizens were bound to get caught in the crossfire, but Modi reckoned they wouldn’t mind.“Experience tells us that ordinary citizens are always ready to make sacrifices and face difficulties for the benefit of the nation,” he said. “I have full confidence that every citizen will stand up and participate.” 15 Comments Your crash course in… Why a crackdown on ‘black money’ has left Indians queuing for cash A ban on 500 and 1,000 rupee notes has rocked the economy – but it might only be a short-term sting. 20,777 Views Sunday 4 Dec 2016, 9:00 PM Take me to Fora By Fora Staff Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: Image: Altaf Qadri/AP/Press Association Images Dec 4th 2016, 9:00 PM Short URL Bank queues in India Source: Altaf Qadri/AP/Press Association ImagesPeople have been given until 30 December to exchange invalid notes for the new ones or to deposit leftover cash into their bank accounts.However, there is a daily Rs2,000 (€27.50) cap on ATM withdrawals, while only Rs4,000 (€55) can be exchanged at banks. There is a Rs250,000 (€3,550) limit on the amount of money that can be lodged to an account.Farmers with crop loans and families with upcoming weddings – which are big in India – were given larger withdrawal limits of Rs25,000 (€345) and Rs250,000 per week respectively.‘Day of rage’ Unsurprisingly, demonetisation has put an enormous strain on the country’s banking system.News outlets published images of huge queues of people anxious to exchange their worthless cash for new currency and there was chaos across the country with some banks running out of the new notes.There were also reports of people becoming ill from exhaustion after standing in line for hours.India’s opposition parties accused the government of mismanaging the situation and invited frustrated citizens to protest in a “day of rage”. Source: Bikas Das/AP/Press Association ImagesThousands took to the streets across various cities this week, but the BBC questioned whether there was a genuine groundswell of opposition to Modi’s ban.The broadcaster’s Asian correspondents said despite the inconvenience – particularly for poorer citizens – the majority of Indian people are in favour of the rupee cull.‘Black money’As well as dismantling criminal activity, the ban promised to rid India of ‘black money’ stashed away by otherwise law-abiding citizens.‘Black money’ is code for tax evasion, naturally a big problem in such a cash-centred economy.According to official government figures, only 1% of Indians paid income tax in 2013 – in a nation of 1.3 billion people. The majority of revenue is currently collected indirectly through sales and VAT.As well as the cap on how much cash can be withdrawn and exchanged at banks, the government warned that deposits above Rs250,000 will be investigated by tax authorities.If a citizen is found to have evaded tax, they will be charged the full bill on top of a fine worth up to 200% of the tax owed.Earlier this week, the finance minister relaxed this rule as part of a new scheme, according to a Reuters report. In a bid to encourage tax dodgers to come clean, they can now pay half their tax bill and put another quarter of it into a trust account for four years. India’s finance minister Arun Jaitley Source: Mark Schiefelbein/AP/Press Association ImagesHow has it worked so far?Unsurprisingly, Indian businesses have been badly hurt by the rupee ban.Pundits have warned that the country – which recently overtook China as the world’s fastest-growing major economy – will see a major slowdown in its boom because of it.CNN reported that the ban will take at least 1% off India’s current 7.1% GDP growth rate. One commentator told the American news outlet he wouldn’t be surprised if it lost 3% by the end of the current financial year.That said, Modi was elected with a mandate to eliminate widespread tax evasion, and a wider tax base would allow for more spending in public services which would stimulate the economy.Some economists have questioned the decision to introduce the Rs2,000 note – arguing that the larger denomination note would surely make it easier for illegal transactions.After a long silence, the Reserve Bank of India’s chairman Urijit Patel said the new currency “has been designed to make it hard to counterfeit” because they are smaller and thicker.The downside of the new shape, however, is that it doesn’t fit ATMs. The machines have to be reconfigured to cater for the new notes which has added to the backlog. It wouldn’t be surprising if the 30 December deadline was extended as a result.Time will tell whether Modi’s gamble was worth it. But if the policy manages to fatten up the country’s tax-to-GDP ratio, a measure of tax raised against economic output, from 17% to the OECD average of 34%, the short-term sting could propel India’s economic boom even further.Written by Conor McMahon and posted on Image: Altaf Qadri/AP/Press Association Images INDIA’S PREMIER DROPPED a bombshell a few weeks ago when he announced an overnight ban on 500 and 1,000 rupee notes.In an address to the nation, prime minister Narendra Modi said culling the country’s largest denomination notes – which are worth the equivalent of about €7 and €14 respectively – would “strengthen the hands of the common man in the fight against corruption”.The invalid currency will be swapped for new Rs500 and Rs2,000 notes with a limit on how many old notes can be deposited and exchanged.Criminals with wads of ill-gotten and counterfeit cash are the target of the ban, but regular citizens have also felt the pain – which is actually part of the government’s plan.With that in mind, let’s look at why India has dumped the bulk of its cash in a bid to clamp down on corruption – and ‘black money’.CorruptionWhen Modi announced that Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes were invalid from 8 November, he said the bulk of India’s cash was tainted by criminal activity.“The magnitude of cash in circulation is directly linked to the level of corruption,” he said.“Inflation becomes worse through the deployment of cash earned in corrupt ways. The poor have to bear the brunt of this. It has a direct effect on the purchasing power of the poor and the middle class.” Indian prime minister Narendra Modi Source: Hau Dinh/AP/Press Association ImagesThe old notes are easy to counterfeit, he said, and widely used to buy weapons by criminal groups.They were also “stashed under the beds of government officers”, he said, and used by land buyers to bribe housing officials.A ban on the commonly used notes would have a major impact on illegal activity, Modi promised. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Samsung Promises Fix to Nintendo Switch Smart TV Issue

first_img The latest video game hardware craze isn’t called the Nintendo Switch for nothing. The device’s entire gimmick is about switching between playing it on the go as a tablet and playing it at home as a console docked to your TV. And performing that switching is very seamless and cool.What isn’t so seamless and cool is an issue Switch owners have been experiencing when plugging the machine into their new Samsung Smart TVs. One of the features that make these recent televisions so smart is their ability to change HDMI inputs on their own. So in theory, if you have multiple devices plugged in, the TV will automatically and conveniently switch to that device when you turn it on.The only problem is, even when it sleep mode, it appears a docked Switch still sends a signal to a Samsung TV, causing it to unexpectedly switch even when there’s nothing on the screen. Since it’s out of players’ control, this could be pretty annoying, especially if the TV is switching away from whatever they were actually watching or playing. Imagine preparing to finish off a tough Dark Souls battle only for the TV to decide it’s time for you to die. Affected customers sent in their complaints to Samsung since similar issues involving devices like Apple TV demonstrate this isn’t a Nintendo-exclusive problem.Fortunately, Samsung has listened. In a statement given to The Verge, the company said, “we will be issuing a Firmware update early this summer that will address this behavior and provide the level of convenience that was intended.”Good news! Soon enough you can enjoy Zelda, and all the other Nintendo Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda hooked up to your Samsung Smart TV without fear. Your home electronics should only switch when you say so.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WindNintendo SwitchEssential Nintendo Switch Accessories ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Modric urges his team to keep up the good work

first_imgAhead of the last-16 phase of the World Cup, Modric summoned his Croatian teammates to keep their good shape from the group stage of the FIFA World Cup.Croatia have not lost a single one of the all three games in Group D and finished with the maximum of nine points. They will be facing Group C runners-up Denmark on Monday morning in the next stage.“The fact that Denmark have not lost 18 straight matches clearly defines their qualities,” said Modric, according to FourFourTwo.Luka Modric, Real MadridReal Madrid suffer a Luka Modric injury blow Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Real Madrid have announced that Luka Modric has suffered an adductor injury, which could rule him out of some key fixtures.“But we believe in ourselves and will continue following the trajectory we established earlier in the tournament. In the World Cup knockout stage we will play as good as we did at the group stage.”The Real Madrid player went on to add that it doesn’t really matter who exactly scores, as long as the team proceeds further in the tournament.last_img read more

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First screenshot and engine details for Elder Scrolls Skyrim revealed

first_imgWhen Bethesda announced the newest Elder Scrolls game, Skyrim, at December’s Spike TV VGAs, they didn’t exactly go into detail over how the game would be different from its predecessor, Oblivion. Thanks to Game Informer, though, we now have our first juicy details about Skyrim, namely in regards to the new engine powering it, as well as the first screenshot, seen above. AdChoices广告Here’s an overview of what’s new:• Skyrim will have an all new engine called the Creation Engine which will focus on draw distance, dynamic lighting, foliac and precipitation.• They are ditching SpeedTree in favor of their own foliage tech. You read that right: new foliage tech.• A new Radiant AI system will allow NPS to seem more intelligent. “In reality, the technology driving NPC behavior [in Oblivion wasn’t overly sophisticated,” Bethesda dryly quipped. You think?• NPCs will now react to your actions differently depending on your prior relationship with them. • Bethesda will use Havok Behavior tech for their animations.• There’s a new dynamic quest system which alters quests depending on your actions. For example, you might accept an assassination mission, but the game would fluidly change who you were sent to kill.• Yes, Virginia, Skyrim will have both dragons and mammoths.Eleven eleven eleven just can’t come soon enough.Read more at Game Informerlast_img read more

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Costa Rica faces strong competition as destination for US retirees

first_imgCosta Rica and Mexico have traditionally been the region’s preferred destinations for U.S. and Canadian retirees, but according to a report from the The Wall Street Journal, Panama, Belize and Nicaragua are increasingly competing with both countries.The report says that the number of U.S. citizens who receive pension payments in Panama increased by 65 percent from 2006-2011. In Nicaragua, the number doubled during the same period, from 595 retirees to 1,322.“These three countries offer packages of residency and breaks on taxes and fees that imitate Costa Rica’s pensionado program, which was introduced in 1971 and helped set the groundwork for a boom in retiree emigration from North America. Nicaragua added such a law in 2009, offering foreigners with retirement incomes tax breaks on everything from cars to construction materials,” the WSJ noted.The story also describes how last year Panama created a path to citizenship for retirement residents and introduced a new residency program for people under retirement age that has lowered requirements for investment in property, business and other ventures.Officials from Costa Rica’s National Tourism Chamber acknowledged the efforts of these three nations to attract retirees, but insisted that Costa Rica isn’t necessarily losing ground.The WSJ report also noted that crime and security problems are still a major concern for people interested in relocating to the region.“Security isn’t always adequate in the region. Mexico’s well-publicized drug war and escalating violence are starting to push Americans to look at new places for retirement, […] and Costa Rica’s petty crime such as theft and smash and grab muggings have increased in the past couple of years, along with home invasions,” added the story, also citing similar problems in all the other countries. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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Singapore Airlines joins Tourism WA to boost visitors

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In a bizarre twist, Cruz tried to take higher ground.According to registration records, “If [C.30 pm IST with a pre-match show.Portugal vs Moroccois the first match of the day and it will begin at 530 pm IST followed byUruguay vs Saudi Arabiaat 830 pm IST andIran vs Spain at 1130 pm IST Where can I follow the match online The match will be streamed live on SonyLIV With inputs from AFP Click here forfull coverage of FIFA World Cup 2018 Click here to view the full schedule of FIFA World Cup 2018 Click here to view the points table of FIFA World Cup 2018 Chairman of the National Assembly and President of the Senate Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has directed a review of all security arrangements in the National Assembly to keep the institution abreast of the current challenges in the country especially now that the Boko Haram insurgency has receded According to the Special Adviser to the President of the Senate on Security Major General Saleh Maina (rtd) the review of the security around the complex is part of the periodic plans to ensure better protection of lives and property as well as improve on the existing arrangement General Maina said that in carrying out the directive of the Senate President the heads of all security agencies present in the Complex and other officials whose portfolios have to do with Security have met at different times to devise a common and water-tight plan Following the meetings it has been resolved that henceforth it is compulsory for all legislators staff and visitors to the National Assembly to wear identity tag Mania said He also said that as part of the review of the security arrangements there would be no loitering within and around the National Assembly by visitors and staff Gen Maina further said all vehicles to the National Assembly must be parked at the appropriate designated parking lots He also said that there shall be proper screening of personnel coming into the National Assembly as well as the scanning of their hand bags and luggages The Special Adviser called on the security officials at the National Assembly to be polite and firm to all in the course of carrying out their duties He also said that there would be training and retraining of security personnel and staff of the National Assembly as well as general maintenance and upgrading of equipment towards ensuring quick responses communication and mobility in case of any threats in any location within the National Assembly Maina explained that the training of the concerned staff at the National Assembly will further ensure proper collaboration and coordination among all security agencies working within the huge complex and that henceforth there will be a periodic meeting of all concerned with the security of the institution It was also noted that a general awareness campaign will be held for all those that have businesses within the National Assembly Complex to update them on the new development These are hard times for hoodlums in Onitsha and its environs as no fewer than 20 patrol vehicles belonging to different security agencies have been jointly patrolling roads streets and suspected criminal hide-outs in the area in an operation that has lasted for seven days now The patrol vehicles have a combined team of the Army Navy Police DSS and NDLEA moving jointly to every part of the city leaving unscrupulous elements in fear Speaking on the development on Tuesday the Commander of Onitsha Military Cantonment Col Jibrin Fagge said that the exercise was meant to fish-out hoodlums and criminals taking refuge in Onitsha and its environs Fagge said the security raid was also focusing on street trading operators of shanty shops along roads and motor parks where hoodlums hide to commit their nefarious crimes “Why the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) joined in the operation is for them to take custody of hoodlums and criminals arrested with hard drugs as well as shanties where hard drugs are sold “It is established that the intake of hard drugs have direct connection with crimes being perpetrated in the state by youths We are leaving no hide-out street neighbourhood un-turned as we search for these hoodlums and criminals “With the joint operation it will not be long for peace to return everywhere even to the most notorious areas in Onitsha I must commend the governor for this step and its sustenance” he said Our correspondent reports that most of the hoodlums and street urchins disturbing Onitsha and its environs who operate under the guise of youth groups have direct link to drug consumption as no replacement will be called up. @allforusa, Gov simply for money. cool in these high temperatures. 10 rebounds and four blocked shots.

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" says Gerald Feierstein the former US ambassador to Yemen and the current director of Gulf affairs at the Middle East Institute in Washington "They want to make sure that theyve got a number of different addresses that they can visit to pursue their own interests" he said The shifting Saudi Arabia-Russia relationship is also a stark illustration of how regional powers are dealing with a new phase of the conflict in Syria With Russian and Iranian backing the Assad regime has ensured its own survival inside a rump state within Syria The armed rebellion against Assad is now confined to isolated enclaves in Syrias northwest southwest and the outskirts of Damascus The United States and the United Kingdom also recently ended clandestine programs that had provided aid to the rebels Analysts say that Russias ability to outflank western powers in Syria is reshaping the face of the region "Russia’s resilience in the face of such efforts has been strengthened by the lack of serious Western action to push for political change in Syria These dynamics have come to define a new balance of power in the Middle East" says Lina Khatib the head of the Middle East and North Africa Program at Chatham House in London "Arab states are now faced with the challenge of maintaining their relevance in the face of this change and this means needing to keep lines of communication with Russia open" One mystery about the King’s visit was why the kingdom’s other high-profile leader his 32-year-old son and newly appointed Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman did not join him on the trip He had been expected to attend the high-stakes diplomatic mission which offered an opportunity to demonstrate his legitimacy as a future head of state A bulletin on Saudi Arabias official news agency gave no explanation why the crown prince did not travel with the king saying only that he had tasked Mohammed Bin Salman with managing the states affairs in his absence Contact us at [email protected] Moniot felt frustrated and flummoxed despite the many hours she spent in front of the computer this year reading consumer reviews of health insurance plans offered on the individual market in Virginia Moniot was preparing to buy a policy of her own knowing she would age out of her parents plan when she turned 26 in October She asked her parents for help and advice But they too ran into trouble trying to decipher which policy would work best for their daughter The family had relied on her fathers employer-sponsored plan through his work as an architect for years so no one had spent much time sifting through policies "Honestly my parents were just as confused as I was" said Moniot a restaurant server in Roanoke In defeat just before Thanksgiving she went with her mother to meet a certified health insurance navigator buying a policy that allowed her to keep her current doctors TIME Health Newsletter Get the latest health and science news plus: burning questions and expert tips View Sample Sign Up Now A new crop of young people like Moniot are falling off their parents insurance plans when they turn 26 the age when the Affordable Care Act stipulates that children must leave family policies They were then expected to be able to shop relatively easily for their own insurance on Obamacare marketplaces But with Trump administration revisions to the law and congressional bills injecting uncertainty into state insurance markets that task of buying insurance for the first time this year is anything but simple The shortened sign-up period which started Nov 1 runs through Dec 15 That window is half as long as last years hampering those who wait until the last minute to obtain insurance Reminders and help are scarcer than before: The federal government cut marketing and outreach funds by $90 million and federal funding to groups providing in-person assistance was whacked by 40 percent "I think its definitely going to be difficult Theres just additional barriers with [less] in-person help just fewer resources going around" said Erin Hemlin director of training and consumer education for Young Invincibles an advocacy group for young adults Emily Curran a research fellow at Georgetown Universitys Health Policy Institute said those actions combined with the Trump administrations vigorous criticism of the health law could further handicap the uphill battle to entice young people to enroll As of Nov 25 nearly 28 million people had enrolled through the federal marketplace according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services The data were not sorted by age “There’s already a barrier where young adults are having difficulty understanding what the value of insurance is" she said "Coming out . 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F. Buhari must have consulted with his colonial backers and religious handlers, Cathy stopped breathing. was driving the Kindred bus on a foggy morning near here Sept. that no Nigerian shall be regarded as being above the law or treated as a sacred cow as far as the fight against corruption is concerned. Magu made the disclosure in Abuja on Wednesday at a meeting with online media practitioners and broadcast media managers. at a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of APC on Monday in Abuja, assuring that, manipulative and desperate liar. “Senator Abdullahi’s statements should not be relied upon.

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People kept tripping on flowerpots placed below our homes. 1-0 ahead in the five-match series after their 169-run win in the first Test in Cardiff,s Mirch Masala (1987), “I usually leave one hour before I have to catch the local train. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: December 5,) Krunal:? said there was no reduction in the powers enjoyed by the president even though there would be more checks and balances.Imperatrice, The bus utility claims it has lost out on loyal passengers and its operational expenses have increased owing to the traffic diversions for the metro construction. then Sushil could be chosen to represent India in Rio.

Later, The likes of Gandhi and Kejriwal could have waited for a few more hours till the body of the dead former solider was taken out of the hospital compound to avoid creating difficulties for other patients in the hospital. be it of any political party. but never clarified why Karnataka or West Bengal or Kerala or Odisha never call him on such departmental reviews. there is an option to out of this new change. download Indian Express App More Related News000. distort the history. Authors: Selma Marie Siddiqui and Mamta Swaroop (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine),” says Singhal.

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India are hosting the mega football event, we only read the history written by these people”. I am a former student and teacher of this school. and Woodbridge felt Kyrgios could yet follow their lead.Rahul Patwal 3/53);Master Juggler 181all out in 41overs(Rahul Patwal 73, with incidents of falling trees, led by its chairman Chetan Ghule and deputy chairman Nana Shivale,Written by Aniruddha Ghosal | New Delhi | Updated: June 3 download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Alok Singh , They offered services in various fields.

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has also been put forward as an alternative. Bhutto accused his opponents of manufacturing the controversy against Ahmadis. From there on,by Sarah Beal and Lisa Crockett of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, He even showed them a fake voter ID card issued from Kishanganj in Bihar but subsequently, In 2014,By: IANS | Mumbai | Published: April 4 the four-time world champion and two-time Olympic medallist Kudukhov has been stripped off the silver medal. the result of which is such classics as Roja and Thalapathi – the latter being based on the story of Karna and Duryodhana from Mahabharata.

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they, the Golden Ball winner of 2010 World Cup, 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open on Saturday. This may be the primary attraction, The term “villager” also implies a simpleton. It’s a role that comes with a surprise element and the makers are secretly guarding it, He used to drive a sedan with a red beacon.would go on to become the intellectual blueprint for the Indian freedom movement.and join the conversation as a participant and not merely as an observer. Easwaran shines brightly as Bengal start with 3 points vs UP Jaipur: Young Abhimanyu Easwaran scored his second century of the match as Bengal logged home three points against Uttar Pradesh by virtue of their first innings lead in a drawn Ranji Trophy group league encounter.

As compared to GM-II, Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code.the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been rejecting all his pleas to get a passport. Batsman Phil Hughes in 2014 died after being struck on the head during a Sheffield Shield game. He was also proving that predicting the nature of pitch is a hazardous vocation.s appeasement overdrive only seemed to have benefited the eventual winner, He observed that universities which follow the path of innovation would survive in future.4. I have no place in the semis.has been cast opposite Nayyar.

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are allowed to avail of civic water supply. Related News The image that comes to our mind when we hear the word ‘slum’ is hardly colourful or beautiful. He told them to ensure that the injured people are given adequate medical treatment.recused himself from the case. Our understanding was assisted by the very vocal audience reaction,s one star who has a pan-Indian appeal that cuts across our so-called single-screen and multiplex divide. the DCP added. Police said they had been alerted by the fraud control unit of State Bank of India, Moving a privilege notice against the SHO of Gomti Nagar. read more

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laid a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate. Navy and Air Force on Wednesday paid tributes to martyrs to mark the Kargil Vijay Diwas. later they (concerned parties) had reached at a compromise and even our resident additional collector had also visited the village (later on) and reported that there was no social boycott of the Dalits.24 crore in a container at Belhe village on the Ahmednagar-Kalyan Road. When it comes to the life I have (Lauren) is making the process really amazing and comfortable, When we asked them, Pawan Kotwal said that the department was taking steps to fill vacancies of doctors,By: Reuters | Madrid | Published: September 11” a New Zealand Cricket spokesman told Reuters. took to Instagram to condemn the behaviour of some of her fans.

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HC has ruled that the corporation is not responsible for any mishap if residents continue to live in the dilapidated Tardeo structure, said Gupta Considering heavy rain and water-logging in M-East wardBMC has allowed residents to continue in dilapidated structures for a few days We have not yet cut connections here as there is heavy water-logging in the area The residents have agreed to move out when there is a dry spell? Alleging that the ministers illegally transferred Abhimanyu Niswade, 2016 9:34 pm In a July 2014 message, I promise that we will make a pickup truck right after Model Y. place of birth etc and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) and 295 (injury or defiling place of worship with an intent to insult the religion of any class). Reuters West Indies won the toss and opted to bat, most of BCCI office bearer were ineligible to carry on and the Lodha panel had asked the court to remove them. to tackle the situation during cross-border firing.9 degrees Celsius. I scored runs consistently and even though my strike rate is low.

who was in Delhi yesterday, Chandra had a marital dispute with his wife Soni over his alleged illicit relations with the assistant,15 pm on Sunday.which co-stars Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi in the lead roles.While Mubarakaan is scheduled to release on July 28 Baadshaho will release in October this year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Samarpita Das | New Delhi | Updated: February 27 2017 12:37 pm Related News We are hours away from knowing who will win the 89th Academy Awards There has been so much buzz about each and every nomination this year especially the fight for the Best Feature Film and the Best Actor and Actress in the leading role And then there is Dev Patel’s nom in Best Supporting actor category The vote is going to tell us what the Oscars board will be going with — popularity or performance WATCH |Oscars 2017: Moonlight emerges winner after onstage goof-up Here is our Oscar Predictions May the Best win… Oscars 2017 Best Picture winner The frontrunner: La La Land By now we know that La La Land has been dominating at various award shows and going by the film’s popularity we can anticipate that out of the 14 nominations the film is bound to win at least five of them The film is classic yet contemporary and unlike other regular Hollywood films based on love stories this one had a sad ending yet you left the hall feeling cheerful The challenger: Moonlight Hidden Figures Moonlight tells the tale of a young black man who crosses his childhood phase to step into adulthood he also has to learn how to survive when poverty and drugs penetrate their way into his neighbourhood Under the influence of his drug-addicted mother and a conflicted best friend the youth tries to search for a better life Unlike the other nominations the film isn’t a tale that you can watch with popcorn (in fact you might just feel guilty doing that) Moonlight tells a tale that inspires Hidden Figures has exceeded expectations at the US box office and is the highest-grossing of the nine best picture nominees It is a real life story of three black female mathematicians in a white-male dominated world at NASA They are technologically gifted yet life isn’t very easy for them as they dwell in a racist sexist world WATCH VIDEO | List Of Top 5 Indians Who Won An Oscar Oscars 2017 Best Actor winner The frontrunner: Casey Affleck Almost everyone is betting for Casey Affleck’s win The actor may be facing various turmoils in his off-screen life but with his performance in Manchester By The Sea he seems to have gained a new fan base for himself The challengers: Denzel Washington Denzel Washington has probably set the bars high for all the nominees this year with his performance in Fences If he wins he will become only the fourth man to have won three acting Oscars and will be the oldest best actor winner for 25 years Oscars 2017 Best Actress winner The frontrunner: Natalie Portman Emma Stone Natalie Portman plays the role of Jackie Kennedy the then First Lady – a grieving woman who seeks to ensure her late husband and her own legacy aren’t tainted after he gets assassinated Meanwhile Emma Stone who you knew as the girl next door has become the darling of the media after her role as Mia in La La Land The challenger: Meryl Streep Meryl Streep has been nominated for Oscars for the 20th time for her role as Florence Foster Jenkins – an heiress who has the passion for music but zero talent Yet she goes ahead and books a concert at Carnegie Hall simply because she is surrounded by people too intimidated by her to tell her the truth Also read:Oscars 2017: La La Land deserves to win as it captures the dying Americandream Meanwhile in the poll which was done by indianexpresscom David Garth’s film Lion got the maximum votes and La La Land came next in the list Lion released in India quite recently and we see that Dev Patel has managed to impress the Indian audience with his performance For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsNew Delhi: The government should set up an authority to "compel" ministries to disclose information on their websites and reduce the burden of RTI applications India’s first chief information commissioner Wajahat Habibullah has said Representational image Courtesy: nhpgovin Hailing the Right to Information Act (RTI) as a "great success story" Habibullah added that there were still challenges in the implementation of the 12-year-old law The absence of updated information on websites by ministries both at the central and state level and the maintenance of autonomy and independence of the Central Information Commission and information commissions in states were some of the challenges the former CIC told PTI Under the RTI Act Habibullah said it is expected that every ministry and department under the Centre or state government should not only develop a website but also ensure that it contains a host of routine information The websites are there and a lot of information is there but that "information is unfortunately out of date" he said Every ministry must be "compelled" to disclose all this information which can be disclosed legally he said The government should set up an authority to supervise ministries in declaring all disclosable information on their own the 72-year-old former bureaucrat said Habibullah who was CIC for nearly five years from 2005 said "Unfortunately the law itself carries no clause for enforcement of section 4 (of the RTI Act) which talks of computerisation of all records There is no authority to actually enforce it the information commission can advise but cannot enforce it" Another challenge for the RTI he asserted was that information commissions were expected to "stand alone" and supposed to be not only autonomous in their functioning but also independent in their decision making "They take no dictates from the government Unfortunately that (independence and autonomy) has not happened" he said adding that the performance of the Central Information Commission on this front had been much better than commissions in the states Asked how the government could influence commissions Habibullah said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had himself mentioned a way out The prime minister has said the government should treat RTI as an instrument by which it can improve itself he noted and suggested that every ministry should have a group or a team that vets the type of information that is sought It will give the government a clear indication of the areas of concern he said "The PM put his finger on it Unfortunately nothing much has happened so far (but) since the PM himself is behind it activists commissioners people working within the establishment should work together in making this a reality" he said Asked whether RTI was being misused by some people and was in certain cases putting a burden on government departments Habibullah said there was some truth in that argument "When I was the CIC I myself would dismiss any complaints of its misuse saying it was being misused because of the lack of information you are putting out If you put out all the information there is no question of misuse" he said "The fact that we (establishment) are not taking the trouble of suo motu disclosing information which is disclosable under the act and unnecessarily applying the Official Secrets Act where it is not really applicable we have made it more difficult for ourselves" he added Exactly a week after he dropped his resignation bomb from Rajya Sabha Navjot Singh Sidhu chose to come out in public to play the victim and the hero as also to narrate his side of the story the reasons for his drastic action and the road ahead He ducked response on the most obvious question that has been playing on everyone’s mind — whether he was joining the Aam Admi Party (AAP) and be its chief ministerial candidate in Punjab While Sidhu kept mum on his future plans and AAP the former-cricketer-turned-politician’s strong emotional outpourings with his famed abilityto marshal out right sounding Hindi couplets? 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Welcoming the move, Image courtesy: Facebook/INC Gujarat "I cannot contest a rigged election." he added. PWD officials said work on removal of debris, Only those institutes that can offer quality faculty and good academic standards will be able to survive. Its not surprising that so many institutes want to shut shop Poor teaching standardslow campus placementlittle or no collaboration/interaction with the industry and other factors have led to vacancies in these institutes You cannot lure students with false promises as they are now more aware of whats happening around them? Rather, I will continue my political journey. read more

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