Nomination Under Companies Act, 2013: Critical Analysis Of Supreme Court Judgment In Oswal Case

first_imgColumnsNomination Under Companies Act, 2013: Critical Analysis Of Supreme Court Judgment In Oswal Case P. Nagesh & Akshay Sharma18 July 2020 7:27 AMShare This – xOn 06.07.2020 Supreme Court in the case of Arun Oswal Vs. Pankaj Oswal & Ors (Oswal case) , held that the dispute as to the inheritance of shares cannot be decided in a proceeding under Section 241-242 of the Companies Act, 2013 (Companies Act). Supreme Court was also seized of the question as to whether the rights of a nominee of shares & securities under Section 72 of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginOn 06.07.2020 Supreme Court in the case of Arun Oswal Vs. Pankaj Oswal & Ors (Oswal case) , held that the dispute as to the inheritance of shares cannot be decided in a proceeding under Section 241-242 of the Companies Act, 2013 (Companies Act). Supreme Court was also seized of the question as to whether the rights of a nominee of shares & securities under Section 72 of Companies Act is similar or different to the rights of a nominee under the Life Insurance Act 1938, Banking Regulation Act, 1949 and Government Savings Certificate Act, 1959 etc. Factual Matrix The case revolves around the family dispute of the Oswal empire wherein the deceased Mr. Abhay Kumar Oswal during his life time filed a nomination under Section 72 of the Companies Act for the 36% shareholding in the Oswal group in favour of his wife Mrs Aruna Oswal. At the same time, Pankaj Oswal son of late Abhay Kumar Oswal filed a partition suit claiming 1/4th estate and also filed an oppression and mismanagement petition before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). NCLT dismissed the maintainability objection raised by Ms. Aruna Oswal that Mr Abhay Oswal does not have the minimum threshold of 10% shareholding prescribed under Section 244(1) to file the Petition. The objection was rejected by the NCLT holding that Mr Pankaj Oswal being the legal representative of Late Abhay Kumar Oswal, is entitled to 1/4th shares and in terms of the Judgement of Worldwide Agencies Pvt. Ltd. Margarat T Desor which allowed the legal representative the right to maintain a Petition under Section 397 & 398 of the Companies Act, 1956 (corresponding to Section 241 & 242 of the Companies Act, 2013) the Petition filed by Pankaj Oswal is maintainable . The decision was further affirmed by the National Company Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). In the Statutory Appeal, the question before the Hon’ble Supreme Court was whether the rights under Section 72 of the Companies Act, 2013 vested all the rights in the shares held by Late Mr. Abhay Kumar Oswal in favour of Mrs. Aruna Oswal. Statutory Provisions & Interpretation The whole controversy of the case revolved around the interpretation of the Section 72 of the act which read as follows; 72. Power to nominate (1) Every holder of securities of a company may, at any time, nominate, in the prescribed manner, any person to whom his securities shall vest in the event of his death. (2) Where the securities of a company are held by more than one person jointly, the joint holders may together nominate, in the prescribed manner, any person to whom all the rights in the securities shall vest in the event of death of all the joint holders. (3) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force or in any disposition, whether testamentary or otherwise, in respect of the securities of a company, where a nomination made in the prescribed manner purports to confer on any person the right to vest the securities of the company, the nominee shall, on the death of the holder of securities or, as the case may be, on the death of the joint holders, become entitled to all the rights in the securities, of the holder or, as the case may be, of all the joint holders, in relation to such securities, to the exclusion of all other persons, unless the nomination is varied or cancelled in the prescribed manner. (4) Where the nominee is a minor, it shall be lawful for the holder of the securities, making the nomination to appoint, in the prescribed manner, any person to become entitled to the securities of the company, in the event of the death of the nominee during his minority. (emphasis supplied by the Court) The Supreme Court interpreting the above-mentioned section came to a conclusion that words used are “securities shall vest” in the event of death of the holder. Supreme Court also took the benefit of the non- obstante clause of sub Section 3 of Section 72 and held that the “…It is prima facie apparent that vesting is absolute, and the provisions supersede by virtue of a non­obstante clause by stating “any other law for the time being in force”. Prima facie shares vest in a nominee, and he becomes absolute owner of the securities on the strength of nomination…” (Para 15) However, surprisingly the Supreme Court in para 20 of the judgment held that the question as whether absolute right, title, and interest vested in the nominee or not, is to be finally determined by the civil court and the same cannot be decided in the petition filed under Section 241-242 of the Companies Act, 2013. Also, Supreme Court while distinguishing the case of Vishin N. Khanchandani V. Vidya Lachmandas Khanchandani, held that the non-obstante clause of Section 6 of the Government Savings Certificate Act, 1959 doesn’t vest the shares and therefore cannot be applicable to the Section 72 of the companies act. Furthermore, while distinguishing the case of Ram Chander Talwar V. Devender Kumar Talwar Supreme Court held that Section 45-ZA (2) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 does not vest the shares in nominee and therefore would not be applicable to the instant case. Therefore, Supreme Court came to a prima face view that unlike Section 72 of the Companies Act, 2013 which has a vesting right in the nominee in the event of death of the deceased shareholder, there was no similar vesting of the rights in the case of a nominee under the Life Insurance Act, 1938, Government Saving Certificate Act 1959 and Banking Regulation Act, 1949. From the forgoing reason given by the Supreme Court in the Oswal case, one can conclude that unless there is vesting of a right in a nominee, the rights of a nominee are only limited to act as a custodian or a trustee till such time the legal heirs obtain a succession certificate enabling the nominee to transfer the amount received either under the LIC Policies or the Bank Account or the Government Saving Scheme in favour of the rightful legal heirs. Once the vesting of right title and interest in securities is complete under Section 72 of the Companies Act, as held by the Supreme Court can the very same Court say that its view is a prima facie view? How can a civil suit decide the right title and interest in the securities when the title is already vested in a nominee under Section 72 of the Companies Act, 2013 as per the prima facie view of the Supreme Court? Supreme Court having come to such a conclusion in respect of Section 72 of the Companies Act, can it leave the issue to be finally determined by a civil court? Unfortunately, in the judgement, Supreme Court has asked the civil court to examine the rights of a nominee to be adjudicated including the effect of a nomination. If Section 72 of the Companies Act is clear in so far as the vesting of the right is concerned in favour of a nominee, how can a civil suit decide whether the rights of a nominee of shares & securities is an absolute right or not. Can the civil suit hold that the legal heirs are entitled to the shares despite vesting of the rights in favour of a nominee under Section 72 of the Companies Act. In the case in hand even though the Supreme Court was not examining the rights of the Legal representatives to file a Petition under section 241 and 242 of the Companies Act but was examining the question of nomination under section 72 of the Companies Act it has set aside both the judgments of the NCLT and NCLAT and directed the proceedings to be dropped till the civil court determines the question of nomination under section 72 of the Companies Act 2013. Having noted the difference of the right of a nominee under various Acts with that of the Companies Act and having noted the specific vesting of the right under the Companies Act in Section 72, in our humble view, the Supreme Court ought not to have left the question to the civil court to decide the issue of nomination merely on the ground that the suit for partition has been filed by the legal heirs of Late Mr. Abhay Kumar Oswal. Even if the Supreme Court has came to prima facie view that the vesting is absolute, it should have added a caveat that the civil court shall not be influenced by such interpretation as done in the case of A.V. Murthy v. B.S. Nagabasavanna, wherein the court held that; “If the amount borrowed by the respondent is shown in the balance sheet, it may amount to acknowledgment and the creditor might have a fresh period of limitation from the date on which the acknowledgment was made. However, we do not express any final opinion on all these aspects, as these are matters to be agitated before the Magistrate by way of defence of the respondent.” Hon’ble Supreme Court ought to have considered section 430 of the Companies Act 2013 which states that civil court does not have jurisdiction to entertain any suit or proceeding in respect of any matter which the NCLT is empowered to determine. The issue of nomination under section 72 of the Companies Act 2013 therefore should have been ideally left to be decided by the NCLT and not the civil court. Conclusion Also, it is pertinent to mention that can one say the above decision is in rem to be binding on all the Companies and Legal heirs? Is there any legal issue determined by the Supreme Court in regard to the nomination under section 72 of the Companies Act? Unfortunately, our reading of the judgment says that the above judgment does not spell out the ratio decidendi? We are fortified of our views because of the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Shyama Rao Vs. Union Territory of Pondicherry which said “it is right to say that a decision is binding not because of its conclusion but in regard to ratio and principle laid down therein.” Applying the above principle, can it be said that the Hon’ble Supreme Court has laid down the ratio decidendi which led to the judgment in the Oswal case and therefore the ratio decidendi is also binding on all the stakeholders. But if the ratio decidendi is not clear where does one look into? Should one await the judgement of the civil court to be finally approved or disapproved by the Supreme Court? What is the ratio that one can look into from the judgement? Having gone to the extent of examining the differences in the scope of nomination under various Acts, the Supreme Court should not have fallen short of coming to a clear and conclusive decision on the scope of nomination under Section 72 of the Companies Act. In re Harper v. N.C.B.(C.A.) Lord Denning referred with approval to the observations of Lord Dunedin in Mostyn and laid down the four following propositions: “The first proposition is : We can only accept a line of reasoning which supports the actual decision of the House of Lords. By no possibility can we accept any reasoning which would show the decision itself to be wrong. The second proposition is that, if we can discover the reasoning on which the majority based their decision, then we should accept that as binding upon us. The third proposition is that, if we can discover the reasoning on which the minority base their decision, we should reject it. It must be wrong because it led them to the wrong result. The fourth proposition is that, if we cannot discover the reasoning on which the majority based their decision, we are not bound by it. We are free to adopt any reasoning which appears to us to be correct, so long as it supports the actual decision of the House. In our humble view, The Supreme Court in the Oswal case did not authoritatively decide the issue of nomination under Section 72 of the companies act which it could have done otherwise.Views are personal only.(P. Nagesh, Delhi based Advocate & Akshay Sharma, Final year Law Student, National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi) Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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first_imgOnePlus Nord SE is said to be the next addition to the OnePlus Nord lineup that includes the OnePlus Nord, the OnePlus Nord N10 5G, and the OnePlus Nord N100. A report claims that the OnePlus is working on another budget-friendly smartphone in the Nord series that will come with 65W fast charging — a feature only present in the more expensive OnePlus 8T right now. The OnePlus Nord SE is expected to be unveiled early next year. As of now, OnePlus has not shared any information on the rumoured OnePlus Nord SE.A report by Android Central, citing insider sources, claims that OnePlus Nord SE will be the next phone in the Nord series. It will be a budget-friendly smartphone, but with some flagship features. The report states that it will come with a 4,500mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging. OnePlus introduced Warp Charge 65 with its OnePlus 8T which, though cheaper than the OnePlus 8 Pro, is still a relatively expensive phone. The OnePlus 8 lineup starts with the OnePlus 8 base variant priced at Rs 39,999 in India.- Advertisement – Further, the report adds that the OnePlus Nord SE will feature an AMOLED display like the OnePlus Nord. The rumoured phone is codenamed ‘Ebba’ and could release in the first quarter of 2021. It may arrive soon after the OnePlus 9 series, which is expected to be launched earlier than the company’s typical mid-March flagship cycle. Additionally, it is said that the OnePlus Nord SE will be sold in India and Europe only.It should be noted that OnePlus has not shared any information about this rumoured OnePlus Nord SE so this piece of information is a speculation at this stage.OnePlus 9 is said to be the next flagship from the company, and, recently, it was tipped that there will be three different models and two of them will be called OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. The third could be called OnePlus 9T or OnePlus 9 Ultra. The OnePlus 9 series is expected to be powered by the yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 875 SoC.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

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first_imgHe was 48-year-old Reylin Macna ofBarangay Carabalan, Himamaylan City, a police report showed.    BACOLOD City – A man was found dead inBarangay Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. Macna was last seen having a drinkingsession with Estelito Garcia and Ronald Rivera around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 22. On the morning of Nov. 23, Macna wasfound lifeless by his companions. They rushed the victim to a hospital wherethe attending physician declared him “dead on arrival.”    Officers of the Himamaylan City policestation have yet to rule out foul play in the incident./PNlast_img read more

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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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first_imgThis article was first published in the Sept. 20-26, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. By Chris Rotolo |MONMOUTH COUNTY – The infestation of the emerald ash borer is coming to Monmouth County trees near you.According to experts in the field, there’s little anyone can do to avoid the total destruction and devastation of the local ash tree population.George Nobel, the general supervisor of trees for the Monmouth County Shade Tree Division, said time is of the essence for any Two River-area residents interested in preserving their private ash trees.“It’s not a matter of if this will happen, it’s when,” said Nobel. “There is no avoiding this. (The emerald ash borer) is going to kill all untreated ash trees. So if you have a healthy specimen, and you want to save it, you can preserve it pretty effectively with a treatment. But if it’s already infected, it’s pretty impossible to cure the infestation.”According to Flynn’s Tree Service of Middletown, treatment requests have been trending upward since the metallic green, bullet-shaped beetle first appeared in the Garden State in May 2014. An average treatment for a private ash tree can be around $175, though costs can vary based upon size.Nobel was adamant that if property owners have a healthy specimen they’d like to preserve, it could be financially beneficial to do so, stating “not many people know that if you have really nice landscaping and trees on your property, it can add value.”The Threat is Already HereNew Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) said that, since 2002, the emerald ash borer has wreaked havoc on the North American continent, laying waste to tens of millions of ash trees. The agency first fielded reports about the insect in Burlington, Mercer and Somerset counties, but in following years it’s fanned out to every northern county in the state and reached as far south as Camden County.County horticulturalist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension Diane Larson said the emerald ash borer has inhabited Monmouth County since 2015, with isolated incidents reported in Allentown and Millstone Township, but the swarm is spreading, with a large supply of ash tree specimens for the insect to infest.“The ash is a beautiful tree and it’s not only native to the area, but has been widely planted within county and municipal parks over the last 20 to 30 years,” said Larson, pointing to the 24.7 million green ash, white ash and white fringe tree specimens in the northern and central portions of the state. “Up to this point Monmouth County hasn’t had a lot of widespread problems, but it’s just a matter of time.”People cultivate ash trees for ornamental purposes, though it is native to the forested areas of central and northern New Jersey. Ash trees have a grayish bark that is smooth to the touch on younger specimens. Depending on the species of ash, they can vary in dimension from 30 feet to 120 feet high, and 40-to-50-feet wide. The ash tree develops compound leaves with five to 13 oval leaflets that are 8-to-15-inches long.JCP&L Warns It Will Cut TreesDuring a Sept. 11 presentation by Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) at the Holmdel Community Center, the electrical service provider unveiled a new $400 million infrastructure plan that is pending approval before the state Board of Public Utilities.Vice president of external affairs, John Anderson, said a major aspect of the company’s Reliability Plus plan was an enhanced vegetation management program that will essentially double JCP&L’s current annual budget of $25 million.Anderson noted the aggressiveness of this program was due in large part to the impending damage that will be caused by the emerald ash borer.“Believe it or not, the majority of power outages in our service area are caused by falling tree limbs and the collapse of brittle tress during stormy weather,” Anderson said.According to Nobel, the emerald ash borer destroys by feeding on the margins of the ash leaf, before depositing eggs in the bark crevices of the trunk. After the egg matures the larvae burrow and feed on the water and nutrient-transporting underbelly of the tree known as cambium, cutting off its life source and leaving it as a brittle, rotting husk susceptible to collapse during severe weather events.“Once these trees begin to show poor health it’s too late. They can’t be saved and they’ll begin to turn to dust very fast,” Nobel said. “Companies won’t even let their employees climb ash trees anymore, because they may be compromised and it’s tough to tell sometimes.”Spotted Lanternfly a New ThreatDespite the emerald ash borer’s impending impact on the Two River community, Larson, the horticulturalist, says it’s not the only invasive insect species we need to worry about.The spotted lanternfly is another destructive force that, unlike the emerald ash borer, has flight capabilities and, rather than feeding on a single specimen like the ash, has an appetite for a multitude of fruit trees, ornamental trees, vegetables, herbs, vines and agricultural crops like grapes and hops.The Spotted Lanternfly. Photo courtesy NJDEPNobel described a scene earlier this year in which a small Pennsylvania vineyard was overrun with approximately 200,000 of these plant-hopping bugs, with crews of government workers shoveling out truckloads of the insects.Delicious Orchards co-owner Michael McDonald expressed his anxiety over the infestation across the Delaware River. “As of right now, all we can do is cross our fingers and hope that they continue to contain this thing,” he said. “We’re looking at the impact on some vineyards out there and you’re talking 99 and 100 percent losses. You’re talking about full failure. That’s not something you recover from in a year. It’s unnerving.”Larson said the spotted lanternfly is a threat that needs to be addressed now.“Because of the agricultural impact that it has, we can’t afford to put this on the back burner,” Larson said of the insect, which secretes an excessive amount of honeydew that results in soot-like mold growth detrimental to plant life.According to Larson the spotted lanternfly has been all over Pennsylvania since 2014 and has a reputation for being a great hitchhiker, capable of attaching itself to cars, trucks and shipments of wood and produce.In August New Jersey state officials issued a quarantine in Warren, Mercer and Hunterdon counties over reports of lanternfly activity. The insect was first spotted in June in Warren County.“I’ve heard reports of these insects just swarming and covering houses in high numbers. It doesn’t help that they can fly and are very mobile,” Larson added. “This is a serious threat and something we need to start preparing for now.”last_img read more

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first_imgPercival, with his second of the game, made the score 5-3 after 40 minutes.The Blazers once again outscored the Ice in the third 2-1 but a goal by Post in the final minute was enough to give Kootenay the series sweep.Sookro finished the game with five points to lead the Ice.Adam Maida was in goal for both games in goal.The Ice remains at home for a two-game weekend series against South Island Royals.Saturday’s game is at 4 p.m. with Sunday’s contest set for 9:45 a.m. Both games are at the Cominco Arena. Time to break up the Kootenay Ice.After going winless in eight games to start the season, the Ice racked up two straight wins — 3-2 and 6-5 — over the Thompson Blazers in B.C. Hockey Major Midget League play at the Cominco Arena in Trail. In game one,The Ice took an early lead late in the first period as Kyle Hope of Trail scored the first goal on the power play and Brandon Sookro from South Slocan followed up with a goal of his own minutes later.Nelson’s Justin Post put the home team up 3-0 before the Blazer rallied to make the game close on goals by Nicholas Chyzowski and Ryan Clifford.Game two (2) was another tight one for the two (2) teams, but it was the Ice that came out strong and took an early first period lead.  Sookro opened up the scoring for the Ice just 30 seconds into the game before Nelson’s Austin Tambellini made it 2-0 on the power play.Nolan Percival and Smith also scored in the opening frame to give Kootenay a 4-1 lead.last_img read more

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first_imgLVR jumped to a 15-3 lead.However, the wheels fell off after that and OKM actually led 35-18 at the half.The Bombers trailed the remainder of the game until mid-way through the fourth quarter when the bench players mounted a recovery effort against an 18 point deficit.With 10.3 seconds left and LVR down by three points, Johnson hit an open three-pointer to tie the game at 58-58.The Huskies failed to convert on their last possession and the game went to overtime.Matosevic and Darian Johnson were fouled out in hte overtime frame.With less than 30 seconds left and the Bombers leading 64-62, the Huskies fouled point guard robby Dixon, challenging him to convert a pair of freethrows.Dixon made one of two putting the Bombers up by three points.The Huskies managed to convert a possession and recover the ball, taking it in for a layup on the lacking bomber defense.The Huskies went on to win the match 66-65 sending the Bombers to 0-3 on the weekend.Matosevic had 22 points before fouling out with Watson netting 10 points.Johnson had nine while Kai Shave and Robby Dixon contributed six points each.Anderson netted five points and Eamon Studer chipped in with four. Lack of execution turned into three losses as the L.V. Rogers Bombers went zero for three at the Panthers High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Vernon.LVR lost to host, and tenth-ranked AAA Vernon, 64-48 before dropping a pair of games Saturday to Summerland Rockets and 66-65 to Okanagan Mission of Kelowna.”We dropped the match with an embarrassing loss in my opinion based on lack of effort and mental toughness,” said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan following the Summerland loss.LVR opened against the top-ranked Panthers.However, poor defence against the older Vernon squad was the story of the game.Josh Matosevic scored 19 points while Robby Dixon netted 13. Eamon Studer and Darian Johnson each had five points.Saturday morning we saw a solid team from Summerland. Again the LVR defensive effort was nil and execution poor as the Bombers took a whole half to figure out against their 1-3-1 zone.Matosevic and Vinnie Watson scored 14 points each. Darian Johnson netted six points while Jake Anderson and Robby Dixon potted four. After a single game break, we faced off with the OKM Huskies of Kelowna.The Huskies had only six players and sat their star player the whole game as a precautionary measure due to injury.last_img read more

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first_imgWelcome homeTHIS is the victorious Donegal U21 Ladies footballers returning home to the county – with an All-Ireland title.The girls lifted the Aisling Mc Ging Cup after a thrilling win over Longford in Sligo on Sunday afternoon.Milford’s Amber Barrett was one of the stars of the show in the 4-12 to 2-07 victory in a title carved out of hard work and dedication. DONEGAL U21 LADIES CROWNED ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS was last modified: June 22nd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:All Ireland blitzDonegal U21’sLadiesLGFAwinlast_img read more

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Mandela birthday song a group effort

first_img30 May 2012 Nelson Mandela will have a pleasant surprise a month before his 94th birthday when the recording of the song, in which South Africans across the spectrum sing Happy Birthday to him, goes viral. The father of South Africa as a democratic state was serenaded for his upcoming birthday – on 18 July – at the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, on Tuesday.Video: South Africans sing Happy Birthday, Nelson Mandela This initiative by Lead SA, the Department of Basic Education and the Shout Foundation was supported by Brand South Africa, as well as the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Proudly SA. It brought together a crowd of over 400 people to record a birthday song for Madiba, as Mandela is affectionately known. Present at the event were basic education minister Angie Motshekga, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the minister of home affairs; Anitha Soni, trustee of the board of directors at Brand South Africa; and musicians, TV personalities and sports stars. Lead SA’s Yusuf Abramjee said: “Thanks to all the South Africans from all walks of life who took their time to join us and sing to our wonderful Madiba.” The recording of the song will go viral on 18 June 2012, a month before his birthday.An icon honoured Moss Mashishi, former president of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, said: “If you consider how Madiba is a world icon and how he has helped the brand called South Africa then this is just a good gesture from us to tell our hero that we love him and wish him a happy birthday.” Young and old were in attendance and made sure they lent their voices to the recording by singing loudly and filling Nelson Mandela Square with joyful ululating. Mpho Selepe, from Orlando in Soweto, said: “I work in Melrose but I had to come and be part of this great initiative for an icon.”South Africans come together South Africans need no second invitation to gather for a cause, as they did in Nelson Mandela Square, in a spirit of camaraderie. Soni said: “This is just wonderful, giving South Africans an opportunity to come together and they’ll never cease to amaze you – happy birthday, Madiba.” Soni was reiterating the fact that South Africans can put aside other things happening in the country when asked to rally together – another such occasion was when thousands gathered in the same location to give the Springboks, South Africa’s national rugby team, a memorable send-off to the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.Turning 94 after becoming president in 1994 Lesley Sedibe, CEO of Proudly SA, said: “We are celebrating a man who, when he came out of prison, brought South African together through his own humility when naysayers thought that South Africa was on the brink of collapse. “This one is very special as Madiba turns 94 and he became the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994.” Mandela was inaugurated as president of South Africa on 10 May 1994, after the country’s first free general election had taken place on 27 April. The latter date is now commemorated as Freedom Day in South Africa.Mandela Day celebrated worldwide Dlamini-Zuma said: “Your presence here shows just how much Madiba is loved and we welcome it. We are calling on all South Africans to take 67 minutes of their day to do good on his birthday.” She was referring to the annual International Mandela Day, proclaimed in 2009 by the UN General Assembly. On this day, 18 July, people across the globe are urged “to take action to help change the world for the better and, in doing so, build a global movement for good”. They are urged to take just 67 minutes of their lives to contribute to making the world a better place for the next person. In South Africa, International Mandela Day was launched on 23 May 2012 at Tlhatlogang Junior Secondary School in White City Jabavu, Soweto. Here, singer Danny K, rapper and presenter ProVerb, model and presenter Bonang Matheba and fashion designer Gert Johan Coetzee painted the walls of two container classrooms at the school. They were joined by officials from the UN Information Centre as well as employees of several large corporates. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.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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First iPhone 4 Class Action Suit Filed

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

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Establishing a Network Mindset in 2017

first_imgAdapted from a blog by Jamie Bain, University of Minnesota Extension Educator — Health and NutritionThe Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Family Transitions concentration area provides education and resources for professionals working with military families to build resilience and navigate life cycle transitions. Our goal is for military families to increase their self-reliance and navigate each transition more successfully than the last. We know that the transitions and challenges military families face are complex.  We also know that we cannot do this work alone.  That is why we have ‘network’ as part of our MFLN name and why we strive to build a network of military family service providers to join us in these efforts. Consider the following thoughts adapted from a blog by Jaimie Bain, University of Minnesota Extension Educator, about creating a network mindset.Curtis Ogden, a senior associate of the Interaction Institute for Social Change, lays out six core tenets of creating a network mindset in his blog post Thinking Like a Network. These tenets have guided the work of myself and fellow “network nerds” for years, and I’d like to share them with you. Throughout this post, I also ask you to consider some critical questions and make some important commitments for our common work in serving military families as we enter into a new year.The first of the six core tenets in the philosophy of “Thinking Like a Network” is adaptability instead of control. To me, this can be the hardest of the six tenets because this means that in order to do our work effectively we need to surrender control to a certain degree. We can plan everything to the last detail and still something is inevitably going to happen that we don’t expect. So, if we work to let go of the illusion that we have control over everything, it could allow us to free up that part of our minds that is trying to control things, and potentially open up our capacity for greater creativity.In 2017, I want us to consider this question: “How can we let go and allow for the natural flow and organic progression of the work to take over?”The second core tenet is contribution before credentials. We know in our hearts through the connections we make in the community that everyone has their own inner brilliance, regardless of their credentials. America Bracho, Executive Director of Latino Health Access in Santa Ana, CA shared at a recent conference that this means respecting, valuing, and engaging all voices in our work. Even more so, this means that the people with credentials and privilege have a responsibility to create space to allow for those without credentials to let their brilliance shine.In 2017, I ask all of us to think about whose voices we value in this work and why. What voices aren’t being valued or are being forgotten altogether? How can we help amplify them?The next core tenet is resilience and redundancy instead of rock stardom. We’ve all seen it happen: a small nonprofit organization starts with a dynamic, energetic, and visionary leader and the organization does amazing work in the community. But as soon as that leader retires or moves on, the organization falls flat, struggles to survive, and sometimes even fades away. So how can that organization stay afloat and even thrive without the dynamic and visionary leader it started with? The article The Networked Nonprofit from the Stanford Social Innovation Review has an answer for us. Given the complexity and wickedness of the problems we currently face, organizations must cultivate deep and meaningful relationships with others in order to accomplish their mission and vision.In 2017, I implore us all to take a critical look at the extent to which our work is networked. If you were to take a new job, retire, or win the lottery tomorrow, how would your work continue? Is there resiliency in your connections and redundancy in the functions of what you do so that your work would live on even without you? If not, how are you building connections so that your work can continue and thrive when you are no longer leading?The fourth core tenet is diversity and divergence rather than the usual suspects and forced agreement. Sometimes it’s easier for us to make decisions by ourselves or with a group of likeminded people, so we can just get the work done already. Even though the work can get done faster when it is done in this way, it also means that we aren’t taking in the full complexity of the issue at hand. We aren’t considering all sides, all perspectives, all angles of what we are trying to accomplish when we don’t engage diverse and divergent perspectives in our decision making processes.In 2017, I want us all to take a hard look at who has seats at the tables where decisions are made. Are we surrounded by the usual suspects, the people who always make the same decisions because they are like minded or because they don’t want to rock the boat? Or are we inviting diverse perspectives and volunteering to engage in sticky, uncomfortable, and difficult conversations? I urge us all to remember this quote when we make decisions in 2017: “Nothing about us, without us, is for us.”The fifth core tenet is self-organization and emergence rather than permission and the pursuit of perfection. This tenet is about embracing the gray of the work, instead of trying to force every program, project, or idea to have a black-and-white solution and a tidy package. This means allowing for emergence and iterative design to guide our work. In addition, it means following our intuition. We all know what it feels like when we hit on an idea that feels electric and our gut tells us, “There’s something here!” Allowing ourselves to pursue our gut feelings and allowing people we supervise to do the same is essential to our work. We need to trust that building relationships and following our intuition could lead to failure, and it could also lead to success beyond our wildest dreams.In 2017, I encourage us to commit to embracing the gray and opening up to the potential of wild success.The final core tenet is to shift the focus from the core to the periphery. I learned from my wise friend, colleague, and geospatial lover Noelle Harden that ecosystems are most productive at their intersections, where peripheries overlap. So too are communities and networks. For those of us who work in the periphery, it can seem like decisions with far-reaching repercussions are made at the core in places like; military installations or at our nation’s capital or in the conference room of an organization without the important input and context we could provide. Because we know that efforts are stronger and more impactful when diverse groups are involved we may feel helpless during the decision-making process and then frustrated when an opportunity to be involved wasn’t available.But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can choose to be more involved. Maybe you choose to communicate with your supervisor to request support to work with new potential partners.  Maybe you choose to prioritize spending your efforts reaching out to work with others with similar goals. Maybe you choose to get involved in your local neighborhood association, join the board of an organization, write a letter to the editor, run for city council or the school board. Maybe you choose to talk to your legislator. Now is the time to make the choice to get involved and to advocate for what you believe in.We invite you to choose to network with Military Families Learning Network by learning more about MFLN Family Transitions, follow us on Facebook (MFLN Family Transitions) or Twitter (MFLNFT).  Join us on future webinars. Offer to write a blog or record a podcast. The ability of communities to collaboratively support military Service members and their families depends on each one of us stepping forward to network with others on these shared goals.In 2017, I encourage us all to think about when we are acting from the core or the periphery. When you are acting from the periphery, ask yourself how you can engage with the core as well as others from the periphery to collaboratively address issues.As I reflect on MFLN Family Transitions’ work, I feel grateful for all the inspiring and powerful relationships we’ve had the honor to make in our work with many military family service professionals across the nation. In fact, my favorite part of being a member of a network is working with others who also believe in the power of connectivity. I believe because we are all passionate about providing support for military Service members and their families we  can work  cooperatively to make the world a better place. We need each other to do our work more effectively and we are more powerful together than individually. This means we are already a network. In the Military Families Learning Network, we are a network of people working toward a common vision of supporting significant positive outcomes for military Service members and their families. Because of the complex issues faced by military families it is necessary that now, more than ever, our work requires us to adopt a network mindset. So in 2017, let’s commit to thinking like a network.last_img read more

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Nadal: Federer not ‘boyfriend’ material

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TNT, SMB repulse foes SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next LATEST STORIES “One important thing that is a great example for kids, doing unbelievable well and doing it with the right attitude.“That’s something I admire as you can admire — I think I answered already.” CBB UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses KEY BISCAYNE, FL – APRIL 02: Winner Roger Federer of Switzerland with the trophy next to runner up Rafael Nadal of Spain after the final at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 2, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK, United States — Rafael Nadal had to calm growing enthusiasm over a possible US Open semi-final clash with old rival Roger Federer by warning reporters against making the two appear “boyfriends.”Nadal and Federer, two of the greatest players of all time, have met 37 times, including 12 at the Grand Slams, but never in New York.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games When asked to describe what he admires most about Federer, also a long-time off-court friend, Nadal was keen to cool the “bromance.”“I don’t want to look like I gonna be his boyfriend, no?” said Nadal, causing a packed media conference room to burst into laughter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We don’t want to talk these kind of things before important match. We have a lot of respect for each other, no? We played a lot of times. I think we did important things for tennis. We appreciate that.“We always had a good relationship. I think he always has been a great ambassador for tennis and for our sport, with good image, of course, and representing good values. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 Games E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad last_img read more

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India 142/2 at stumps on Day 2 in Cape Town

first_imgSo far India have been playing their cards right in this deciding Test match against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town. SCOREFirst the bowlers came good and then the batsmen did their part on Day 2 of the third and final Test on Monday.India opener Gautam Gambhir (65) and Sachin Tendulkar (49) were at the crease chipping away at South Africa’s first innings total of 362.There were initial hiccups in batting with Virender Sehwag getting out and Rahul Dravid falling short of his crease. But Gambhir along with Tendulkar steadied the India ship which was coasting along on 142/2 when proceedings came to an end on Day 2.Earlier, India quicks provided the required impetus to skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s plans of a series win by claiming wickets quickly and regularly.And it was S. Sreesanth who stood out with his impressive bowling finishing with a five-wicket haul.But trust Jacques Kallis to deliver the goods when the chips are down and he did just that on Monday scoring an impressive 161.The way he shaped his innings commands respect. In a way it dented the pride of India bowlers, who had claimed seasoned batsmen without much resistance.He put on a 52-run 10th wicket partnership with last man Lonwabo Tsotsobe (8 not out) that spanned across 15 overs. He farmed the stand in such a fashion that Tsotsobe faced just 28 balls in an hour that he stood at the crease supporting Kallis in his endeavour.This was before the India pacers got busy counting heads on the Newlands track.advertisementSreesanth did the maximum damage claiming three wickets in the day to increase his victims list to five since yesterday when he had claimed Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers.Continuing his good form on the second day, Sreesanth sent off Ashwell Prince on 47 with a perfect in-swinger that curved in to destroy his stumps. On the very next ball he sent home Mark Boucher without even letting him open his account. Deep in the first session, he accounted for tail-ender Morne Morkel.Zaheer Khan, who got the better of opposition skipper Graeme Smith on the first day, added Dale Styen’s wicket to his list of victims before claiming Kallis to the end of the South Africa innings.Ishant Sharma finished with two wickets.last_img read more

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VIDEO: Boxer leaves without throwing a single punch AFTER bell rings to protest fighter…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementIt takes tremendous guts to step inside the ring and put your life on the line to provide for your family. But a very weird thing happened with boxer Curtis Harper on Friday night’s Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 card in Minneapolis.Curtis Harper (13-5-0) was scheduled to fight Nigerian Olympian and heavyweight prospect Efe Ajagba (5-0-0) on the undercard of Mahonry Montes and Jamal James.However, Harper walked out of the ring immediately after the opening bell Friday night, leaving fans upset and commentators confused and Harper exited the ring and walked back up the ramp to the dressing rooms amidst loud boos from the crowd.The fight was ruled out as DQ victory for Efe Ajagba but he was stunned by the incident.Bobby Brunette from the Minnesota boxing commission looked into the matter:“He told me wanted to see his contract before he fought,’’ Brunette said. “I told him, ‘The contracts are all signed and filed with the state.’ And then he said if wasn’t going to fight if he didn’t see his contract.’’Harper who talked to a sideline reporter from PBC Jordan Hardy said:“Yeah, I’m good, but I need respect. They are not paying me enough, and they’re going to pay me now.’’It’s unclear about what the future holds for Curtis Harper, but after the stunt, he pulled tonight, it’s unlikely that he will be getting paid.VIDEO:Video Playerhttps://www.sportsindiashow.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/asp88eCGMg-6FXza.mp400:0000:0001:01Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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10 months agoWest Ham striker Marko Arnautovic subject of mega Chinese offer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic subject of mega Chinese offerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham striker Marko Arnautovic is the subject of a massive bid from China.The Mirror says West Ham are poised to reject a £35m bid from China for key striker Arnautovic.The bid, from an as yet unnamed Chinese Super League Club, was submitted on Wednesday for the 29 year old Austrian, who is joint-top scorer for the Hammers this season with eight goals in 17 games in all competitions.Arnautovic moved to London Stadium for a club record £20m fee from Stoke in July 2017, scoring 11 times for West Ham last season.The Hammers have no intention of selling Arnautovic, whose contract has another four years to run.The club, sources say, value Arnautovic at far higher than £35m – having themselves spent £40m this summer on Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson. last_img read more

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BC premier says Site C could end up in Supreme Court over

first_imgVICTORIA – Premier John Horgan says British Columbia’s $8.8 billion Site C dam project could face ongoing legal battles over Indigenous rights and may eventually end up in the Supreme Court of Canada.Horgan made the comments Tuesday on the eve of the release of an independent review his government ordered on the economic viability of the hydroelectric dam project in northeast B.C.He said he believes Aboriginal people will continue to fight Site C in the courts.“I believe that the Indigenous people in the region who are concerned about this will continue to push their case to appeal and we’ll see where we go, and if we end up in the Supreme Court at the end of the day,” Horgan said outside the legislature.He said he’s aware that every Aboriginal court challenge of Site C so far has ended in defeat or been abandoned, but those issues were fought on environmental grounds, not land, hunting and fishing rights that are enshrined in the Constitution.In August 2015, the Federal Court dismissed an application by the Prophet River First Nation and West Moberly First Nations challenging the environmental approval of Site C by the federal government. An appeal was filed and was dismissed in January.In September 2015, the B.C. Supreme Court dismissed a petition by the same two First Nations challenging the environmental approval of Site C by the B.C. government. An appeal was filed and was dismissed in February.Crown-owned B.C. Hydro says it has been consulting with Indigenous communities and people about the project since 2007.Horgan said he expects future Indigenous legal challenges to focus on land rights.He cited the concerns raised in a report by a joint review panel in May 2014 about Site C’s potential impacts on Indigenous rights as a possible avenue for legal pursuits.The report found B.C. will eventually need the power generated by Site C, but the project would impact land and resources traditionally used by First Nations. It said the effect on treaty rights would also have to be weighed by the government.Harry Swain, chairman of the review, has since said the panel was not permitted to look at other energy solutions.“The rights and title question that Harry Swain touched upon, the constitutional barriers that he touched upon, I don’t believe the courts have addressed because that hasn’t been how the questions have been put,” said Horgan.The review by the B.C. Utilities Commission due Wednesday will serve as an independent assessment for the project, which is under construction on the Peace River.Horgan said cabinet will make a decision by the end of this year on whether to allow the project to carry on, put it on hold or stop construction.Scott Fraser, B.C.’s Indigenous relations and reconciliation minister, will meet with Aboriginal communities in the northeastern part of the province shortly after the review is released, Horgan said.Site C, which would flood agricultural land with the creation of an 83-kilometre-long reservoir, would produce 1,100 megawatts of capacity every year, enough to power about 450,000 homes.last_img read more

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

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

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Johnny Reid bringing Christmas show to Dawson Creek

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Johnny Reid will bring his My Kind of Christmas Tour to Dawson Creek and the Encana Events Centre on December 10, 2019.Today, award-winning Canadian artist Johnny Reid shares details of his new Christmas EP, My Kind Of Christmas, to be released on October 25 just in time for the holiday season. In celebration of the announcement, Johnny releases the title track of the EP, available now.  Listen to “My Kind Of Christmas” here. This new EP also marks the first vinyl release and for this occasion, it will be presented in single jacket with sleeve, pressed on limited marble vinyl and available November 15.Widely known for his energetic stage performances, Johnny will embark on a national cross-Canada My Kind Of Christmas Tour that will cover 23 dates and will run from November 16 – December 14 with a stop in Dawson Creek on December 10. Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 27 at 10am at www.livenation.com. Fans can also visit Johnny Reid’s website for exclusive presale details. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning on Tuesday, September 24 at 10am local time through Thursday, September 26 at 10pm.Listen to 100.1 Moose FM for your chance to win tickets all next week.Already a chart-topping, multi-platinum selling artist in Canada, Johnny’s songwriting resonates with audiences across the globe and that will continue with this new Christmas EP, a perfect mix of originally penned ‘soon to be holiday favourites’ including “My Kind Of Christmas” with a Johnny Reid take on some hidden holiday gems including “Merry Christmas Everyone”, a classic brought back to life in the 80’s UK pop phenom ‘Shakin’ Stevens. See the full tracklisting below. Since arriving on the music scene over 10 years ago, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, Johnny Reid has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world. Born and raised in Lanark, Scotland, the blue collared soul singer is widely known for his lyrical honesty and musical ability, as demonstrated by album sales totalling over 1 million units, countless awards and multiple SOLD OUT national arena tours.My Kind Of Christmas Track listing:  Sounds Like ChristmasMy Kind Of ChristmasFa La La La LaAll I want For ChristmasMerry Christmas Everyonelast_img read more

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Mens Hockey Jeremy Hoy focuses on preparation in first season with Ohio

The Ohio State men’s hockey team gathers prior to the start of the game against Wisconsin on Feb. 23 in the Schottenstein Centern. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorAssociate strength and conditioning coach Jeremy Hoy joined the Ohio State men’s hockey team in early August. Long before, the Buckeyes had seen his work firsthand, even if they didn’t know his name.“When I was at Robert Morris, we played Ohio State,” Hoy said. “In talking to these guys, they’re just like ‘Man, every time we turn around you guys were there. You never got tired, you were always hitting us.’”Before joining Ohio State, Hoy worked as a strength and conditioning coach all over the country. He’s coached at his own gym in Pittsburgh, with the gold medal-winning 2018 US Under-18 Women’s National Team and most recently at Robert Morris University, where the Colonials faced off against Ohio State multiple times during Hoy’s career. Hoy said he prides himself on the way he prepares his teams for the ice. He spends his time working out players, evaluating them during practice to identify their needs and, above all, making sure the team is game ready.“I’m responsible for a lot of aspects of physical preparation,” he said. “I’m making sure the guys are ready to go, I’m working with the athletic training staff to make sure they’re healthy … I’m going to recondition them, making sure they’re ready to go and they’re game ready all the time.”One aspect of the job Hoy focuses on is the relationship he forms with the team and each individual player. He works with each player to assess where they are and ensure they are in the best possible condition when they hit the ice. With the science behind strength and conditioning improving since Hoy entered the field nearly 20 years ago, there is a greater focus on each individual player rather than assuming a strength and conditioning routine works for everyone. The lessons from Hoy and the athletic training staff, however, don’t end in the weight room, or even on the ice.“What I feel like we’re doing is not preparing them to possibly play hockey at the next level … but we want them to be able to contribute to society in a positive way beyond college,” Hoy said. “When they’re done we want them to be able to enter the real world and have a positive impact from what they do.”Once the preparation is finalized for each game, Hoy said he holds a different perspective when his team enters the rink. Coaches and players focus on running plays and optimizing their strategy on the ice to win. Hoy still wants the team to win, but he has a different set of expectations for his players than most going into their games.“I feel like I haven’t done a good enough job if our team is being out-skated, out-conditioned, even out-hustled,” Hoy said. “I want to get the guys going. I want to be the one winning in all those areas every time. I also feel like I’m not doing my job if guys aren’t game ready.”While Hoy has only been at Ohio State for about a month, head coach Steve Rohlik believes he’s already left an impression on the team.“In the small sample we’ve had, he’s made a big impact,” Rohlik said. “No. 1 because he wants to be here … his energy, his knowledge and what he brings, his history, and the work he’s done for almost 20 years. Our guys have bought into his tremendous work ethic.”As Hoy prepares for his first season with Ohio State, his message to the team is clear.“I want to be the team that we’re talented and we’re going to outwork you. We’re going to bring both those together,” he said. “That starts here on the ice. Everything we do, it’s a mentality, a mindset that were going to work hard, give 100 percent effort and we’re engaged in doing everything we do.” 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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Barcelona wont stop until they also sign Matthijs de Ligt

first_imgAfter finally landing Frenkie de Jong’s transfer for next summer, FC Barcelona won’t stop until they have also sealed the deal for Matthijs de Ligt.At the very start of the season, there was a number of publications that talked constantly about FC Barcelona signing both Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt as a duo.After the midfielder was announced earlier this week, the Catalan club has already secured one of the two players they were after and they are now ready to keep their assault on the other main target.Defender Matthijs de Ligt recently spoke to NU Sport after his teammate Frenkie was announced, he revealed that he is feeling very happy for the decision De Jong has made and he didn’t deny the rumors that still tie him to FC Barcelona.The player knows that trying to go against those rumors can only make things worse for him, so he decided to keep working hard on the squad and just wait for any possible development about his future to fall into his lap.The whole negotiation process might prove to be even more complicated than Frenkie’s because the “cat’s out of the bag” in regards to Barcelona’s intentions, and several other clubs are also after Ajax’s young skipper.#VÍDEO Matthijs de Ligt declara su amor al @FCBarcelona_es 😍 #FCB #FCBLive #Mercado pic.twitter.com/OJ6af1MbFW— Mundo Deportivo TV (@Multimedia_MD) January 25, 2019While talking to NU Sport about the possibility of signing a new contract with Barcelona, Matthijs de Ligt revealed the following: “I can’t stop journalists from discussing the rumors, that is part of football,” said De Ligt on NU Sport.“Now that Frenkie has sealed his transfer, rumors about me getting stronger is a possibility but all I care about is playing my games for Ajax right now and that is the only thing I care about at the moment.”“I will just keep doing my thing and everything will be okay. I do think that any player would love to play for a club like FC Barcelona sometime in his career.”“We will see where I end up, right now I’m happy at Ajax and I hope I can have a great season here. Or maybe even more than just one season.”“I think it’s great for Frenkie to play for FC Barcelona. He deserves it and it’s fantastic for him to finally be able to stop talking about the affair, although his transfer negotiations didn’t really affect his concentration with us.”FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“My replacement? Lisandro Magallan has proved that he is an experienced player, he knows exactly what the club wants from him as a defender,” he concluded.”Todos querrían ir al Barcelona”.– De Ligt pic.twitter.com/iz9nyCQRyu— Blaugrana FC (@BlaugranaFC10) January 25, 2019For FC Barcelona signing Matthijs won’t be easy at all because the rest of the clubs that were after Frenkie de Jong, will obviously double down on De Ligt as some of them considered that the Catalan club beat them to the punch in the race to sign the midfielder.Paris Saint-Germain in specific is very troubled against Barcelona, as they have not only beaten them to sign De Jong but they have also rattled the cage with Adrien Rabiot and practically forced the player to not sign a new contract extension.Nasser Al-Khelaifi has the plan of going after Philipe Coutinho next summer according to Diario Sport, he wants to take one of the best players the Catalan club has and find a replacement for all the missing midfielder the French club has at the moment.They will not only come after the Brazilian, but they will also attempt to take De Ligt out of Barcelona’s hands if they can.To those who don’t remember, this whole war between both clubs started when FC Barcelona tried to sign Italian Marco Verratti and wasn’t able to complete the deal.PSG then came to sign Neymar in revenge for that, and Barcelona now has landed the second blow against PSG.1/2 Sólo falta De ligt @FCBarcelona_es pic.twitter.com/mAnXlVYKAK— Pablo👽 (@P4bloT) January 25, 2019Which club would be better for Matthijs de Ligt to continue his professional career, FC Barcelona or PSG? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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William Brown Ministry of Works 2017 Employee of the Year

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 4, 2017 – Nassau – William Brown is the 2017 Employee of the Year at the Ministry of Public Works.   A clerk in the Architectural Section, he was selected from among 18 nominees who were celebrated during an Employee of the Year Awards Luncheon at the British Colonial Hilton, September 29, 2017.Mr. Brown has been in the Public Service since 1995 and is described by his supervisor as an “officer who is always willing to perform his duties whether conditions are favorable or unfavorable.”In the keynote address, the Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Public Works, described the nominees as “champions” who were being recognized for their commitment and standard of professionalism.   He said public service is too often a “thankless” setting and used the opportunity to express gratitude to the nominees on behalf of himself, the Government and the Bahamian people.“You have made service your career very often sacrificing time, energies that would have gone into family and for that we say thank you to families who equally deserve credit.”Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Iram Lewis, told the honorees that they are all winners and there is no greater honor than to be recognized by one’s colleagues.   Colin Higgs, Permanent Secretary, urged the employees to continue to bring value to the Ministry and to strive for excellence. He said success depends on everyone in the Ministry.Among the honorees were mother and son, Sandra Rolle and Orlando Strachan, who won fourth and fifth place respectively; Edgar Fernander, third place; Dion Robinson, second place; and Thomas Frazier, first-runner up. They received trophies and other awards.Special awards were given to: Elvis Reckley and Ritchie Alce — ‘Outstanding Tradesman Award’; Anthony Fowler and Jody Bootle — ‘Honour Award’; Carolee Lightbourne – ‘Outstanding Family Island Recipient.’By: Kathryn CampbellPhoto Captions:Header photo: Nominees for 2017 Employee of the Year Award at the Ministry of Works.  (BIS Photo/Derek Smith)Insert: Ministry of Works ‘2017 Employee of the Year’ William Brown, centre, receives his award from Parliamentary Secretary Iram Lewis, second left.  Permanent Secretary Colin Higgs is second right, with members of the committee. (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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TCI Firearms License Holders – Renewals

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 12, 2018 – Providenciales – All Firearms License Holders on the Turks and Caicos Islands are reminded that their Firearms licenses are due for renewal immediately.  There remains a large number of Firearms License Holders who have yet to renew their license.All persons who have yet to renew their firearms license must do so immediately as failure to renew a Firearms License by Friday 26th January 2018 may result in the seizure of the firearm(s) and ammunition held and prosecution for possession of an unlicensed firearm.   Any person experiencing any difficulty in renewing their firearm must contact the RT&CIPF immediately.Press Release: RT&CPF Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Benitez says he wont talk about transfers

first_imgThe Newcastle United manager says he will wait for the team’s directors to get him the players he needs and wantsNewcastle United boss Rafael Benitez says he will not talk about transfers until the team’s directors get him what he needs.“I don’t want to talk about transfers,” he told reporters according to The Daily Mail.“If I don’t talk about it then you won’t need to analyze every single word I say.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I was talking to [managing director] Lee Charnley on Thursday about the transfer window, but I prefer not to talk too much now, that is it, it is my decision,” he added.“The players know the reality. Maybe some of them think differently.”“But the squad, overall, they know that we have to do everything right to win games. They see each other in training,” he commented.“They know if we are focused like last season we can compete with other teams. As soon as someone thinks we are better than we are or start listening to pundits, then you struggle.”last_img read more

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New App Helps Service Members Families Locate Military Discounts

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

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Researchers find some plants get their nitrogen from fungi that kill insects

first_img Citation: Researchers find some plants get their nitrogen from fungi that kill insects (2012, June 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-06-nitrogen-fungi-insects.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. After noting that a prior team of researchers had found that white pine trees got some of their nitrogen from fungus living in their roots that had obtained the nitrogen by killing springtails, the team wondered if perhaps many other plants did the same. To find out, they chose two random but common plants, haricot beans and switchgrass.First they fed waxmoth larve a diet rich in a non-common type of nitrogen; nitrogen-15, so as to be able to distinguish it from the nitrogen that would normally be found in the plants. Next they infected the soil near the roots of the plants with Metarhizium, a very common type of fungi that is known to kill insects by releasing an enzyme that eats its way through the outer shell allowing the bug inside to be easily devoured. Then, they buried the infected larvae in the soil among the plant roots, along with a mesh to prevent the roots of the plants from reaching past the infected soil to soil that had been enriched with nitrogen through normal bacterial decomposition.Two weeks later they tested the plants and found that the nitrogen in the beans was 28% nitrogen-15, and 32% in the switchgrass, proving that the plants had obtained at least some of their nitrogen from the fungi that had in turn got it from killing the enriched larvae. The chain was complete.Because they used both common plants and fungi, the team believes their results show that such nitrogen chains: insects-fungi-plants, are likely very common. They say more research is needed however, to determine if the chain they created in the lab is just as prevalent in the wild. © 2012 Phys.Org Explore further Journal information: Sciencecenter_img Fungi important in Arctic nitrogen cycle Cockroach killed by Metarhizium anisopliae. Image: Chengshu Wang and Yuxian Xia, via Wikipedia. (Phys.org) — We’ve all grown up with stories of plants that capture, kill and eat insects; the Venus fly trap the most notable example. Now it appears some plants get their nitrogen from insects via proxy. Instead of having to develop a complicated system of traps to catch insects on their own, they rely on fungi to do their dirty work for them. A team of Canadian researchers from Brock University, St. Catharine’s, has found that some plants, as they describe in their paper published in Science, grab nitrogen from fungi that live in its roots. The fungi get it from killing insects. In return for its generosity, the fungi get carbon. More information: Endophytic Insect-Parasitic Fungi Translocate Nitrogen Directly from Insects to Plants, Science 22 June 2012: Vol. 336 no. 6088 pp. 1576-1577 DOI: 10.1126/science.1222289ABSTRACTMost plants obtain nitrogen through nitrogen-fixing bacteria and microbial decomposition of plant and animal material. Many vascular plants are able to form close symbiotic associations with endophytic fungi. Metarhizium is a common plant endophyte found in a large number of ecosystems. This abundant soil fungus is also a pathogen to a large number of insects, which are a source of nitrogen. It is possible that the endophytic capability and insect pathogenicity of Metarhizium are coupled to provide an active method of nitrogen transfer to plant hosts via fungal mycelia. We used soil microcosms to test the ability of M. robertsii to translocate insect-derived nitrogen to plants. Insects were injected with 15N-labeled nitrogen, and we tracked the incorporation of 15N into amino acids in two plant species, haricot bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), in the presence of M. robertsii. These findings are evidence that active nitrogen acquisition by plants in this tripartite interaction may play a larger role in soil nitrogen cycling than previously thought.last_img read more

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Mobile library for book lovers in North Dinajpur

first_imgKolkata: In an effort to arouse the interest of reading books particularly among the youth, the state Mass Education and Library Services department has introduced a mobile library in North Dinajpur district.The mobile library is equipped with 1,500 books that ranges from short stories, novels, poems, books on cuisine, sports books, children books and school texts.The mobile library has been recently launched by the Minister for Mass Education & Library Services Siddiqullah Chowdhury at a government programme in Karnajhora. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”The books will be lent out for a period of 15 days to a reader. On the 17th day, the mobile library will visit the reader’s address. When he returns the book, he can issue another new book,” Chowdhury said.The mobile library has been christened as Ghare Baire – inspired from the famous novel of the same name by Rabindranath Tagore.A senior official of the department said that out of 74 gram panchayats (GP) in South Dinajpur, there is not a single library in 53 GPs. “We have strategically chosen this place so that the readers have access to books,” the official said. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe local administration is conducting a survey as there is a demand for school text books there. “Many students cannot afford to buy books due to financial problems. This will also be of immense help to them,” theminister said.The Library services department is taking a slew of measures to encourage the young generation to visit the libraries in the state.There are around 2,480 libraries and 300 of them have closed down. “We have recently done a survey on the state libraries, conducted by a Gurgaon-based agency. It has come to light that people of the age group of 55 to 60 visit the state libraries. A number of libraries do not have toilets and drinking water.A library in the city has also been found with no facilities of drinking water and toilet. This is not desirable and we are working for developing these basic facilities,” anofficial said.last_img read more

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Chrome 70 releases with support for Desktop Progressive Web Apps on Windows

first_imgYesterday, Google announced the release of Chrome 70. This version comes with support for Desktop Progressive Web apps on Windows and Linux and for public key credentials. Also, web Bluetooth is now supported for Windows 10 users. Support for Desktop Progressive Web Apps on Windows and Linux You can now install Desktop Progressive Web Apps on Windows and Linux. Once installed, they’re launched from the Start menu, and run like any other installed app, without an address bar or tabs. Credential Management API supports Public Key Credentials Signing in has become very simple with the introduction of the Credential Management API. It enables the communication between your site and the browser’s credential manager or federated account services like Google and Facebook to sign in. One more credential type named, Public Key Credential is introduced. It allows web applications to create and use, strong, cryptographically attested, and application-scoped credentials to authenticate users. Named workers With the help of workers, you can move JavaScript off the main thread and into the background. This will keep your site interactive as it will prevent the main thread from locking up when it is running an expensive or complex JavaScript computation. A new name attribute is added for workers in Chrome 70, which is specified by an optional argument on the constructor: const url = ‘/scripts/my-worker.js’;const wNYC = new Worker(url, {name: ‘NewYork’});const oSF = {name: ‘SanFrancisco’};const wSF = new Worker(url, oSF); You can now easily distinguish dedicated workers by name when you have multiple workers with the same URL. Miscellaneous updates Web Bluetooth is available for Windows 10 users. It allows your site to securely communicate with nearby user-selected Bluetooth devices. Chrome can now send intervention and deprecation messages to your servers using the Report-To HTTP Response header field or surface them in the ReportingObserver interface. Deprecations in Chrome 70 AppCache from insecure contexts removed AppCache potentially allows persistent online and offline cross-site scripting attacks, when used over insecure contexts. To avoid these attacks, AppCache is now only supported on origins that serve over HTTPS. Developers are advised to use service workers as an alternative. Gamepads.item() deprecated and removed The legacy item() accessor is no longer a part of the Gamepads array. This change improves compatibility with Firefox, the only browser to implement GamepadList. SpeechSynthesis.speak() without user activation deprecated Now an error is thrown by the speechSynthesis.speak() function if a document has not received a user activation. You can expect its removal in Chrome 71 by late November. They have listed all the deprecations in Chrome 70 on their official website. Read the full list of changes on the Google Developers website. Read Next Chrome 69 privacy issues: automatic sign-ins and retained cookies; Chrome 70 to correct these Google announces Chrome 67 packed with powerful APIs, password-free logins, PWA support, and more Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and others to disable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in favor of TLS 1.2 or later by 2020last_img read more

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